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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.

WEDNESDAY

EPAD golf tournament registration

A golf tournament to benefit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation will be Monday, June 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to purchase automatic external defibrillators, training and teach CPR. Registrations received by April 1 will be entered into a drawing for a free round of golf for four at Hiwan Golf Club. For more information, contact Dave Montesi at 303-552-4609.

One-on-one job-search help

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host its one-on-one help on Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at its office in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Bring your resume for review or practice interviewing skills with experienced job coaches. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org for more information.

THURSDAY

EChO workforce trainings

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer free workshops from 9:30 a.m. to noon in April at its office in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

• Creating a resume that works on April 2.

• Effective networking on April 9.

• Interview with confidence on April 16.

• Job search success on April 23.

Egg Decorating Contest kick-off party

See 100 beautifully painted eggs at the eight annual Egg Decorating Contest kick-off party from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Evergreen National Bank. Vote for your favorite eggs and bid on a professionally painted egg for your collection. Eggs will be on display at the bank through April 16, then will be displayed at Main Street Gallery and Shadow Mountain Gallery until May 1. Sponsored by Evergreen Downtown Business Association. For more information about the party or to enter the contest, call GoPaint at 303-679-3089.

Chamber Ambassadors to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors meeting will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at A Tavola Italian restaurant in downtown Evergreen. Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, grand openings and other events. For more information, call the chamber at 303-674-3412.

FRIDAY

EPRD Easter egg hunt

The Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s annual Easter egg hunt will be Friday, April 3, in the swimming pool at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. The Easter Bunny will be there to give out hugs. Children should bring a basket or plastic bag to collect eggs found in the pool. Children should wear swimsuits and can bring goggles if needed. Babies and toddlers who are not potty trained must wear swim diapers. For more information, contact Jenny Bolduc, EPRD Aquatics Supervisor, at jbolduc@eprd.co, or 720-880-1117.

The egg hunt will take place in three waves:

• 5 to 5:45 p.m. for ages 1 to 3 with a parent accompanying the child in the pool

•  5:45 to 6 p.m. for ages 4 to 6 with optional parent participation in the pool

• 6 to 6:15 p.m. for ages 7 and older.

SATURDAY

Learn to make Greek food

Learn to make Greek dishes from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. On the menu are feta cheese, Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), Macaronada (Greek pasta) and Kotopoulo Lemonato (lemon chicken) paired with chardonnay and an anise (ouzo) toast. Reservations requested: $40 for non-members, $35 for members. For more information, call 303-674-5429.

MONDAY

TallGrass sponsors cut-a-thon

TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon in Evergreen will host a hair cut-a-thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, to kick off its annual Earth Month fund-raising and awareness campaign, with proceeds benefiting Western Resource Advocates, a nonprofit that works to protect the West’s air, land and water.  For more information or to make a cut-a-thon appointment, call TallGrass at 303-670-4444.

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.

 TUESDAY

AARP tax help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Appointments are available at the Evergreen Public Library on Tuesday afternoons or one Saturday a month. Tax preparation will also be available at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer by appointment only. To make an appointment at Evergreen Library, call 303-235-5275 or call 303-838-7552 to make an appointment at the MRC.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

‘Wild About Horses’ presentation

Author and photographer Carol Walker will present "Wild About Horses" with images and stories of horses in the wild at the Wednesday, April 8, Evergreen Camera Club meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park. For more information visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

Alzheimer’s support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and 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 and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Antique appraisals at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Jefferson County Historical Society has arranged for professional antique experts to evaluate your antiques and give verbal appraisals.  The appraisers have a wide range of expertise including paintings, prints, Native American artifacts, glassware, books, toys, collectibles and more. The appraisal will be at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for each item appraised is $5 cash with a limit of five items per person. All proceeds will benefit Hiwan Homestead Museum’s programs and activities sponsored by JCHS. The museum will be open for guided tours during the appraisal. Pre-registration for the appraisals is encouraged. To pre-register, call 303-233-5351.No furniture, firearms, gold or precious stones.

 

Preschool Nature Nuts: Who’s Hatching?

Lookout Mountain Nature Center will host Preschool Nature Nuts: Who’s Hatching? at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. April 8, 9 and 11 at the nature center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Sing songs, hear a story, and make a craft as you learn how a bird hatches from an egg and grows up in its nest. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. To register, visit http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite. For more information, call 720-497-7600.

 

Mountain Genealogy Society to meet

Mountain Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Hills in Evergreen. Janet Finley will discuss researching photos using history and genealogy to date them and offer tips for research. For more information, call Sue at 303-674-7558.

 

Finding passion in your life

Mendhi Audlin, author, speaker, entrepreneur and coach, will discuss learning how to identify and capitalize on passions in your life from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Cowork Evergreen, 30706 Bryant Drive, Suite 108. For more information, e-mail CoworkEvergreen@gmail.com.

 

Learn to crochet

An introductory class in crocheting by Emily Martin of Stitches by Emily will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, 20 and 27 at Cowork Evergreen, 30706 Bryant Drive, Suite 108. Learn how to read a pattern, and basic crochet stitches and techniques. Cost is $60 for the three classes with materials included. R.S.V.P. by April 3 at stitchesbyemily@yahoo.com.

 

Budgeting workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach will host a free budgeting workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 14 at its Jobs Center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn how to prioritize the most important expenses in your life. Space is limited. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Introduction to becoming a Love & Logic Parent

An introduction to becoming a Love & Logic Parent will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 10 at Montessori School of Evergreen, 29740 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. Raise children who are self-confident, motivated and ready for the real world with this win-win approach to parenting. Child care will be provided. For more information, contact Michaela Bader at info@montessori-evergreen.org or call 303-674-0093.

 

Legendary ladies

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a program about seven legendary ladies who became part of the lore of the West at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Timbervale Barn next to the museum. Portrayed by members of the Legendary Ladies non-profit educational women’s performance organization, you’ll meet Mother Jones, Emily Griffith, Mother Cabrini, Rosamond Underwood, Captain Jack, Helen Hunt Jackson and Prairie Rose Henderson. This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society; there is a fee of $10 per person. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 to reserve your spot.

 

Mattress sale to benefit EHS instrumental music

The Evergreen High School instrumental music department will host its fifth annual mattress sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the high school main hallway. Mattresses are available for up to 60 percent off retail prices, and frames and pillows are also available. For more information, e-mail Tony at uniquefundraiser@gmail.com or call 303-916-7767.

                  

Junior Naturalists: Skunks and Porcupines

Lookout Mountain Nature Center will present Junior Naturalists: Skunks and Porcupines at 1 p.m. April 12 at Mount Falcon Park West, 21004 Mount Falcon Road, Indian Hills. Skunks and porcupines though have found different ways to protect themselves. For children 6 to 10 with an adult. There will be an easy one-mile hike. Meet the naturalist by the trailhead in the west parking lot. To register, visit http://bit.ly/JrNaturalistsSkunks. For more information, call 720-497-7600.

 

Moonlight Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month and is open to those interested in gardening in the high altitude environment. The next meeting will be on April 14 at 6 p.m. in the home of a local gardener. The April meeting will be a salad potluck where the group will plan programs and events for the fall of 2015 and for 2016. For more information, contact Joyce Cassidy at joyce.cassidy@cassidycm.com.

 

Learn about charter schools

Enrollment in Jefferson County’s charter schools is growing faster than in Jeffco’s neighborhood schools. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is taking a closer look at these schools at its unit meetings to learn what they are, what their philosophies are, how they operate, how they are funded and what they look like. In the foothills area, the League will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for information. An evening meeting also is available. Call Lucinda at 720-254-5741 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

Learn about AfricAid

Learn about AfricAid from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at Java Groove in downtown Evergreen. Maria Galter, AfricAid’s executive director, and Jana Kinsey, Tanzanian country director, will share information about the organization. John Erlandson will provide music.

 

Earth Day celebration

The Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be Saturday April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Lake House. There will be booths and activities. Call or e-mail Betsy Kelson 720-219-7165 or bkelson@ix.netcom.com to volunteer.

 

Using Facebook to build your business

Evergreen Christian Outreach will host a free workshop on using Facebook to build your business from 9 to 11 a.m. April 21 at its Jobs Center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Heather Galaska from Social Media Maiden will teach the most effective techniques for using social media to gain more visibility for your business. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike will be from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden Take a gentle hike through the meadow at the center to heighten all the senses to Mother Earth, followed by a flowing yoga practice honoring this beautiful planet we share with all other life. Bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothing for yoga and the hike as well as sturdy, outdoor footwear for the hike. Register at http://bit.ly/EarthDayYoga.

 

Earth Day star party

An Earth Day star party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 West Morrison Road, Lakewood. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the spring night sky at the park. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up for viewing opportunities. After viewing, enjoy a marshmallow roast around the fire. Cost is $2 per person, and the park entrance fee is waived. To register, visit

www.lakewood.org/BCLPevents or call them at 303-697-6159. Registration code is "Earth Day Star Party, Activity No. 159937.

 

Growing flowers in Colorado

A presentation called Flowers: the Where, What and How of Growing Flowers in Colorado will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Learn the basics of designing or re-designing a flower garden, site selection and how to create fabulous flowering containers. Cost is $40. Register at http://sprflowers.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jefferson County CSU Extension at 303-271-6620.

 

Blood drive

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

 

Evergreen 9Health Fair

Mountain-area residents can take part in the 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 25, from 7 a.m. to noon at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 1422 Sugarbush Drive. The fair is organized and hosted by Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. Several free screenings will be available to adults 18 and older, including blood pressure, stress management, spinal health, nutrition and height/weight/body mass index. Several tests are available for moderate fees. Online registration is available prior to the fair at www.9healthfair.org/findafair. You can also register on-site the days of the fair.

 

 

Courage Walk for victims’ rights

The 22nd annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights will be Saturday, April 25, starting at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building and ending at the Courage Garden. The walk honors the strength and courage of crime victims and those who lost loved ones to violence. Registration begins at 10 a.m., accompanied by a free continental breakfast. The walk begins at 11 a.m. The half-mile walk is wheelchair accessible, and dogs on leashes are welcome. A $10 donation is encouraged. For more information or to donate, visit www.victimoutreach.org or contact Lindsay Krug in Victim Services at 303-271-5570.

 

Mountain Area Home & Garden Show

The Rotary Clubs of Conifer and Evergreen will host the 10th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Conifer High School in April 25 and 26. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. In 10 years, the show has raised more than $125,000 for local nonprofits. For more information, visit www.homeshowcolorado.com.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. The next meeting is April 26. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.