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WEDNESDAY

Shooting photos on the plains

Kansas photographer Jim Griggs will discuss “Shooting in the Plains” at the May 25 Evergreen Camera Club meeting.  The group meets at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information visit www.evergreencameraclub.com.

 

THURSDAY

Finding your ideal customers

Learn about your ideal customers using digital and traditional media at a breakfast workshop sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Bistro Colorado, 1552 Bergen Parkway. Tickets are $10 for members or $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

FRIDAY

Blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will have a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Slash collection dates

Jefferson County is hosting a summer-long slash-collection program every weekend this summer. A single load costs $20 and only credit cards will be accepted. Slash includes tree debris and limbs with a maximum length of eight feet and a maximum diameter of six inches. This year, you can bring loose pine needles, tree bark and pinecones and they no longer have to be bagged. Slash collection takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A full list of dates and locations is available at http://jeffco.us/slash.

• May 28-29 at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road, Evergreen.

• June 4-5 at Conifer High School

• June 11-12 at Evergreen High School

• June 18-19 at Parmalee Elementary School

 

MONDAY

Memorial Day recognition ceremony

American Legion Post 2001 will conduct a Memorial Day recognition ceremony at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, at Buchanan Park.

 

Memorial Day service

The public is invited to a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 30, honoring all veterans at the Peace Memorial in Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road (inclement weather at The Barn).  Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will participate. Flags will be placed on veterans' graves in the park.  Should one inadvertently be left off the grave of a veteran, stop by the park office to receive a flag to place on a grave.  For more information, call 303-674-7750.

 

Memorial Day service

Rockland Community Church in Genesee will host a Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the historic church and cemetery. The area will open for tours at 1 p.m. A van will be available to shuttle visitors from the church’s parking lot at 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road to the church from 12:45 to 2 p.m. and back to the parking lot from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Linda at musicats420@ecentral.com or 303-679-3025.

 

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen farmers market

The Evergreen farmers market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays from June 14 to Aug. 30 at Evergreen Country Day School on Swede Gulch Road near Home Depot. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

EHS class of ’86 reunion

The Evergreen High School class of 1986’s 30-year reunion will be June 24-26. For more information, e-mail 1986reunionehs@gmail.com.

 

Trail restoration at Matthews/Winters Park

Sign up to build and restore Red Rocks Trail at Matthews/Winters Park on Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrating the spirit of National Trails Day. Register at www.jeffcoopenspace.eventbrite.com.Lunch will be provided. Volunteers will address erosion issues through a reroute and restoration of Red Rocks Trail at Cherry Gulch.No experience is necessary. The minimum age to participate is 14, and volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 


 

Homeschool Nature Adventures: Incredible Insects

Search the field and forest for insects and discover some of their adaptations for survival through observation, inquiry explorations and nature journaling from 1 to 3:30 p.m. June 3 at Flying J Ranch Park, 9509 Highway 73, Evergreen. Program activities are designed for youth ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Check in with the naturalist by the kiosk in the main parking lot. This program is designed for homeschool groups but registration is not  

limited to homeschool groups only. Any family is welcome to register. Visit bit.ly/IncredibleInsects or call Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600 to register.

 

Retirement party for Sue Queen

A retirement party for Sue Queen, who has been a teacher in the Evergreen area for 33 years, will be at 4 p.m. June 4 at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5983 Highway 73. For more information or to R.S.V.P, e-mail gsraqueen@msn.com.

 

Barks and Belts 5K

Registration is open for the fifth annual Barks and Belts 5K to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in Bergen Village. For more information and to register, visit barksandbelts5k.org.

 

Foothills Fire pancake breakfast

Foothills Fire and Rescue will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Lookout Mountain Station, 67 S. Lookout Mountain Road. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The event includes many kids activities including fire truck rides, visits with Smokey Bear, a kids silent auction table, a dunk tank, face painting, birds of prey and a dog rescue group.

 

Golfers, sponsorships wanted

The 14th annual Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation golf tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. June 6 at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds go to providing Evergreen and Conifer with access to automated external defibrillators and CPR classes. Visit www.evergreenpad.orgto register. E-mail davemontesi@evergreenpad.orgfor more information.

 

CASA volunteer training to start

The next CASA volunteer training for court-appointed special advocates for children will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. June 7, 9, 14 and 16, with the swearing-in ceremony at 4:30 p.m. June 22. All sessions are held in-person at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. For more information, contact Tiffany Schlag at 303-271-6537 or at tiffanyschlag@casajeffcogilpin.com.

 

Chamber’s Membership 201

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 201 for members who want to learn more about the benefits of their membership at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, in the ReMax boardroom above the Chamber offices on Stagecoach Boulevard. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Chamber’s after-hours mixer

Cactus Jack’s Saloon and Grill will be the site of the after-hours mixer at 5 p.m. June 9. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Documentary about Evergreen man, his son to be shown

The documentary "Father Unknown" about an Evergreen father and his son who make a life-changing journey to an orphanage in Switzerland will be screened at 3:30 and 7 p.m. June 11 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The movie is billed as the “true story of a man’s struggle to face the emptiness he carries inside” (visit www.canyoncourier.com/content/father-unknown-documentary-profiles-evergreen-resident for a Courier story on the film). A question-and-answer session will be held after each screening with father and son Urban and David Quint.

 

Clear Creek Democrats picnic

The Clear Creek Democrats will host a picnic and rally from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Courtney-Ryley-Cooper Park in Idaho Springs. Live music will be provided by The Boomers. There will be a barbecue, bake sale, kids’ activities and speakers.

 

Evergreen Business Builders to meet

Evergreen Business Builders, a professional networking organization dedicated to the growth of each member's business, meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Fire Pit, formerly Stagecoach Sports Grill, 30790 Stagecoach Boulevard. Call Joyce at 303-674-6616 for details.

 

Mutton bustin’ registration open

Registration is open for mutton bustin’ at the Evergreen Rodeo on Father’s Day weekend. Kids 5 to 7 and under 55 pounds are eligible to ride sheep. To register, visit EvergreenRodeo.com.

 

Ukulele Club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, 3997 Evergreen Parkway. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Mount Evans adult grief support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, which will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning June 14. Meetings will be held once a week for eight weeks at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call Bev Wennogle at 303-674-6400 or e-mail BWennogle@MountEvans.org.

 

Camp Comfort

Mount Evans Hospice will offer two sessions of Camp Comfort this summer: June 17-19 and July 8-10. This award-winning bereavement camp is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The cost to attend Camp Comfort is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www.CampComfort.org or call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Blood drive

 A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Mountain Fold origami group

The Mountain Fold origami group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. This free activity is open to everyone, and no prior folding experience is required. Paper is provided. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Elvis tribute artist Slaughter to perform

Cody Ray Slaughter, and Elvis tribute artist, will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center as a fund-raiser for Evergreen Christian Outreach at 7:30 p.m. July 29 and 30, and at 3 p.m. July 31. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets; 303-987-7845 or at the box office. The center is at 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood.

 

Art Aloha to meet

Art Aloha mixed-media art meets the first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Art Outdoors meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Still Life in Studio meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Heather Williams at 808-658-0124.

 

Elk Run looking for volunteers

Augustana Elk Run is looking for volunteers. Fill out an application at 31383 Frost Way or call 303-679-8777 if you are interested.

 

Humphrey Museum closed until summer

Humphrey History Park and Museum will be closed for the season and reopen on May 24, and then it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Labor Day. Messages will be picked up and returned several times a week over the winter.

 

Mount Evans offers ‘death of a parent’ support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers an open educational/support group called “Grieving the Death of a Parent.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for adults who have lost a parent and would like to explore the grieving process. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Mount Evans offers support groups for bereaved spouses

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers two free monthly support groups for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. The groups, which are facilitated by bereavement professionals, encourage discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” groups meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Summer discovery camps

Registration is now open for ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp, a day camp program organized by Jefferson County 4-H. The outdoor-based camps include a variety of activities that educate elementary age students about ecology, sustainability, Colorado history, and teamwork in a hands-on, interactive atmosphere. Camps are divided by grade level, and available for students going into grades three through six. To learn more about the camps, please click the “4-H Summer Camps” link on http://jeffcoextension.org, or register at  https://enor.campium.com.

 

Affordable veterinarian clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter offers affordable vaccine, license and microchip clinics to help pet owners keep their pets healthy from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org.

 

Molly-Dharma Run to benefit EAPL

The 10th annual Molly-Dharma Run to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will be Sunday, June 12. Riders will begin at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, ride to Evergreen to meet EAPL rescue animals, and end at T-Bird Roadhouse in Wheat Ridge. Cost is $20 for a single rider. For more information, visit www.Molly-DharmaRun.org.

 

Bergen Meadow Preschool registration

Bergen Meadow Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year is open. Eligible children must be 3 by Oct. 1, 2016.  The school offers 2.5-, 4- and 6.75-hour sessions. Call 303-982-4917 for more information. Evergreen Park and Recreation provides before- and after-care on-site at Bergen Meadow.

 

Free yoga class for veterans

Veterans are invited to free yoga classes tailored to their needs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway behind Kaiser Permanente. For more information, contact Nick’s at 303-674-6902.

 

Bingo at Evergreen Elks

Bingo is played the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. The first of eight games starts at 6:30 p.m. A Seniors’ Resource Center bus picks up participants at 5:15 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village and at 5:30 p.m. at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments. For more information, call Rita Collette at 720-272-9165.

 

EHS classes 1970-1979 looking for classmates

The Evergreen High School classes of 1970 to 1979 are planning a reunion in the summer of 2016, and they are looking for graduates’ contact information. For more information, contact Sherry Kay Anderson at sherrykaysherrykay@yahoo.com.

 

Volunteers needed at Humphrey History Park

Humphrey History Park and Museum is looking for volunteers to act as tour guide, special event volunteers and greeters. For more information, contact Angela Rayne at 303-674-5429. 

 

Elk Run looking for visitors

Augustana Elk Run is looking for friendly visitors to have chats, play games, take walks and read to residents. Call 303-679-8777, and we can match your talents with our many needs.

 

EChO offers beginning art classes

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio in Evergreen North offers free beginning classes to learn a new craft: sewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, knitting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, mosaics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and knitting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

 

Workshop for experienced knitters, sewers

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio offers free workshop for knitters and sewers to grab a cup of coffee and socialize while they create. Sew and knit items to be sold in the Resale store to help the community. Proceeds help clients in need. Knitting is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, and sewing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to sign up or for more information.

 

EChO needs food bank volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach is looking for volunteers to staff the food bank on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday afternoons for three-hour shifts. Substitutes are also needed. Call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to volunteer.

 

Community building at Buchanan available for gatherings

The Evergreen Community Garden at Buchanan has a community building within the garden that is available to reserve for smaller gatherings. You may tour it at any time. It is within Buchanan Park on the hill above the baseball field between the administration building and Center for the Arts Evergreen. It is equipped with lighting for nighttime events and has electrical outlets. There is no charge, but it must be reserved to avoid scheduling conflicts. For more information, contact Carol Admire at 303-670-5952. 

 

SRC looking for new classes at its facility

The Seniors’ Resource Center is inviting seniors to hold their group activities in its facility beginning in May. It will also offer one-on-one computer classes. If you are interested in offering activities at the center or the computer classes, contact Janice at 720-236-1172.

 

Senior bridge group

A senior bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Ginny Leitz at 303-674-4459.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Mountain Toastmasters

Overcome your fear of public speaking at Mountain Toastmasters meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.

 

WOW networking group to meet

WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204.  The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.

 

Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet

The Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. The group, sanctioned by the National Writers Association, is open to writers of all skill levels. For monthly agenda/program and membership information, contact Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028.

 

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at maryh@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552.

 

Evergreen Chamber looking for volunteers

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors to the community, promote member benefits, greet people at the Visitor Center and help with community events. For more information, call Sheralyn at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Bricks for memorial path at Buchanan Park

Memorial bricks that are being placed near the veterans memorial in Buchanan Park may be ordered through the American Legion Post 2001 website, legionpost2001.org. An order form can be found under the “commemorative walk” heading.

 

Volunteer performers needed

Elk Run Assisted Living is looking for volunteer performers. Are you a singer, dancer, storyteller or an instrument player? For more information, call Pam Davis at 303-679-8777,or e-mail pdavis@augustanacare.org.

 

SRC seeks volunteers

The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is looking for volunteers to help with minor repairs, visiting seniors or delivering meals. For information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail mnuchols@srcaging.org.

 

Hiwan seeks volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact museum administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or jsteinle@jeffco.us.

 

EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed

Volunteers are needed for both the Resale Shop and EChO Home Store for a variety of positions, including cashiers, assistance on the sales floor and backroom sorting staff. There are open morning and afternoon shifts on most days. In addition to cashiers, help is needed in the Home Furnishing Store back room. Volunteers are needed to do light repair and refinishing of donated furniture to prepare it for display on the sales floor. For available shifts and more information, contact Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

The Jefferson County 4-H Dog Project is recruiting youths ages 8 to 18 who are interested in learning more about dog care, obedience, training, rally and showmanship. Some agility training is thrown in for fun. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H can join the dog project for no additional cost. One group meets in the Conifer area, and another is being established at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. For more information, visit www.extension.colostate.edu/jefferson/4h/4h.shtml or contact Lisa Sholten at 303-271-6620 or lsholten@jeffco.us. The registration fee is $40 and can be paid online at http://jeffco.us/csucamp/4hindex.jsp.

 

Breast cancer support group

A new nurse-led breast cancer support group will be held monthly starting this spring in Evergreen. All those who have been touched by breast cancer are welcome to attend this circle of caring. To participate, call 303-670-3809.

 

Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

The First Judicial District will offer an “Ask an Attorney” clinic to self-represented litigants on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Appointments may be scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Each month, a family law attorney will be available; an attorney who can answer questions regarding other civil matters will be available every second month. Participating attorneys will appear via Internet video chat technology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact April Bernard or Brigitte Smith at 303-271-6570, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.

Local charities launch Showers for Those in Need initiative

United Methodist Church of Evergreen has established a mission of support called Showers for Those in Need, in conjunction with Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen rec centers. Those in need of a hot shower can go to EChO at 27640 Highway 74 in Evergreen and claim a voucher that can be used for a free shower at either local rec center. Donations of $3 provide a hot shower and a clean towel for those less fortunate. For more information, contact United Methodist Church at 303-674-4810 or e-mail office@evergreenumc.org.

 

Free car seat safety checks

Free car seat safety checks are offered by Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chuck Ridings State Farm building, 3112 Evergreen Parkway in Evergreen. We can answer questions and help ensure everyone in the vehicle is traveling as safely as possible. The goal is to show you how to use your car seat, booster seat or seat belt in your car. If you re in need of a car seat or for information on how to use the car seat you currently have, call 303-674-9683.

 

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

Jefferson County Public Library has expanded its collection to meet the ever-changing needs of Jefferson County citizens. New high-tech offerings include: Playaways (portable audiobooks), downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for children, young adults and adults. Playaway audio devices are now available for checkout at from all 10 JCPL locations and the Bookmobile. To access these and other downloadable resources, visit JCPL’s Download Center at http://jeffcolibrary.org/downloadcenter.html.

 

Library blog targets teens

Teens looking for something new to do online can hear about great new books and programs at JCPL Teens, a new blog written just for teens by the Jefferson County Public Library. The blog, created and updated by JCPL’s team of teen librarians, will inform teens of library programs and events, discuss new and upcoming teen books, offer blog-only contests and polls and more. Visit the teen blog at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teenblog.