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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. 

THURSDAY

Turkey Trot 5k

The fifth annual Turkey Trot 5k will start at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Evergreen Christian Outreach food bank, 27640 Highway 74. Packet pickup starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children 11 and under or $65 for a family of four. Pick up forms at Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Shop, the EChO food bank or HearthFire Books. For more information, e-mail lori@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

Scavenger hunt

Art For The Mountain Community is celebrating its name change to Sculpture Evergreen with a scavenger hunt contest for all ages that will run from Thanksgiving to Jan. 4. Pick up entry forms, rules and brochures at downtown galleries, gift stores or online. Prizes will be awarded at the Muddy Buck on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.mountainart.org.

SATURDAY

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Evergreen Lake House for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, to meet with children and to have their pictures taken. Three seating times are available. Tickets are $10 for children and $14 for adults in advance or $13 for children and $17 for adults at the door. Tickets are available at Seasonally Yours and Evergreen Crafters in downtown Evergreen or by calling 303-670-9207.

Farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony

The farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony will be in the courtyard of The Fort from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. The festivities usher in the holiday season and honor Alexa Roberts, superintendent of the National Park Service Sand Creek Massacre site and Old Bent’s Fort site. For more information, visit www.TesoroCulturalCenter.org.

TUESDAY

Free senior luncheon

The Salvation Army Service Extension Unit for Conifer will host a free luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at noon for seniors. It will be held at the Aspen Ridge Church on the corner of Highway 73 and North Turkey Creek Road. The speaker will be Abraham Lincoln (John Voehl). Bring your friends and enjoy a good meal, fellowship and receive a gift. Bring a book for a book exchange if you’d like. R.S.V.P. to Yvonne Ludwig at 303-838-4805 by Saturday, Nov. 29. Reservations are appreciated to make sure there is enough food for everyone.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Christmas boutique

The Red Barn in Marshdale will have its first Christmas Carol holiday boutique from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. The event includes booths, entertainment, appetizers and beverages. For more information, e-mail info@meadowsatmarshdale.com or call 303-674-1838.

 

Holiday Walk

The 23rd annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen will be Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree. Walk to downtown Evergreen to enjoy holiday entertainment, shopping and horse-drawn trolley rides. For more information, visit www.downtownevergreen.com.

 

Holiday activities at Hiwan Homestead Museum

The Hiwan Homestead Museum will host activities in conjunction with the Holiday Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Shuttles will be available from the Holiday Walk to the museum. The museum will be decorated in a wildlife theme, and an 18-foot-tall Christmas tree will be decorated. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

Conifer Christmas Parade

The 32nd annual Conifer Christmas Parade and festival begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Aspen Park. Live entertainment starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Christmas Village Stage, with the parade starting at 1 p.m. There also will be a cookie-eating contest, a frozen T-shirt contest and other activities. For more information, visit www.goconifer.com, or contact Sharon Trilk at saharont@mymountaintown.com or 720-272-8498.

 

EHS Madrigal Faire

Evergreen High School’s 28th annual Madrigal Faire will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the school. Medieval marketplace stages will be filled with continuous, and often simultaneous, vocal and instrumental performances. Admission is $10, which includes admission at 1 or 5 p.m., one concert performance at 3 or 7 p.m., one beverage and a holiday treat. This is the largest fund-raiser of the year for the EHS Performing Art Department.

 

LWV investigates campaign spending

Sources estimate campaign spending on ads for Senate, House and gubernatorial seats reached $1 billion in 2014. Many of these ads include false or misleading statements. Across the country, the League of Women Voters has begun a three-year, in-depth study of what might be done to improve campaign financing. The first part of this study will look at a constitutional convention to reform the process. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 9:15 a.m. at the Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain, Golden. All meetings are free and open to the public. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for more information.

 

Volunteers needed

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to serve as conservation chair for its board of directors. The board meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Church of the Hills. Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact Brad Andres at president@evergreenaudubon.org or call 303-670-0101.

 

Sparkle & Shine: A Celebration of Our Community

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce presents Sparkle & Shine: A Celebration of Our Community starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Hiwan Golf Club. Join us for dinner, drinks, silent auction, raffles, Business of the Year awards and entertainment. Tickets are $70 per person if purchased before Dec. 3 and $85 after. To register, call 303-674-3412. 

 

Caregiver Survival Skills seminar

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. December’s topic, “Medical and Legal Issues,” will be presented by Janine Guillen, a registered nurse and attorney with an MBA, who is president of the board of directors at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The free seminar will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to RSVP, call 303-674-6400.

 

Wilmot kindergarten information night

The Wilmot Elementary kindergarten information night will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the school, 5124 S Hatch Dr,, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-982-5370.

 

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.

 

Rec center foundation board seeks new members

The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation Board of Directors is looking for new board members. The foundation is the charitable partner of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and sponsors Oktoberfest, VW raffles and other events. For more information, call Ken Fuller at 970-846-8279 or e-mail info@evergreenparkfoundaiton.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.

 

Hiking group meets monthly

Lutheran Church of the Cross has a co-ed hiking group called the Soul Hikers for moderate-level hikers that meets at various locations on the fourth Thursday of the month. The hike is a minimum of 3 miles. Anyone able to make the trek is welcome. To get on the group’s e-mail list, call the church office at 303-674-4130. Once you are on the list, you will receive notifications of times and locations for hikes, and any changes that may be caused by weather issues.

 

Mt. Evans offers drop-in grief support

Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers a free drop-in support group for people experiencing any type of loss. The group is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals. A light supper is provided. The drop-in group meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

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.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

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 4:30 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 Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

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.

 

Jeffco Schools open enrollment

The second round of Jeffco Public Schools' choice enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open through Friday, Aug. 30. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/.

 

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.

 

MRC Workforce Center hours

The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has new Workforce Center hours. Hours are Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. The Workforce Center assists individuals in resume writing skills and job search techniques, and offers free use of computers to search the Internet for job openings. Individuals can walk in during these hours or schedule an individual appointment. For information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.

 

Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses seeking new direction

Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a monthly support group for people who have lost a spouse three or more years ago and are attempting to redefine themselves and their lives. The “Re-Inventing Yourself After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at LePeep restaurant, 1260 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

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.

 

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.