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WEDNESDAY

Discussion on Finland’s political power

The Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council will host a meeting with Kirsti Kauppi, Finland’s ambassador to the United States, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Kauppi will discuss “Finland: How a Small Country Punches Above its Weight in International Politics.” No dinner will be available. The program is free. For more information, visit www.coloradofoothillswac.org.

 

THURSDAY

SRC monthly outing to Cracker Barrel

The Seniors Resource Center’s monthly outing will be to Cracker Barrel in Thornton on Thursday, April 27. The bus leaves the SRC’s Yellow House at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. R.S.V.P at 303-674-2843.

 

 

FRIDAY

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 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

 Ducks Unlimited banquet

The Evergreen Ducks Unlimited banquet is set for April 29. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/DUEvergreenCO.com.

 

The Evergreen Children’s Chorale will celebrate its 25th anniversary at a Silver Anniversary Gala on Saturday, April 29, starting at 6 p.m. at Center/Stage. Community supporters, alumni, families and anyone who believes in and supports the musical arts for young people are invited.

 

TUESDAY 

Qs and Brews Trivia

Evergreen Library will host Qs and Brews Trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Lariat Lodge Brewing Co., 27618 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Suitable for adults 21 and older. For more information, call 303-235-5275.  

 

Parenting a middle-schooler

Parents or grandparents of current or soon-to-be middle school students are invited to a free workshop on parenting middle-schoolers at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. Social worker Laurie Walowitz will talk about the unique challenges and opportunities that come with parenting during the middle school years. For more information, call 303-670-4294.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

MRC needs volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers. Contact Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552, Ext. 11, for more information:

• Resale store and donation room on Fridays and Saturdays in shifts of two hours or more.

• Front desk office support volunteer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Mountain Derby Daze fund-raising event on Saturday, May 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Anchorage Farm; Volunteers needed for setup on May 5 and breakdown on May 6. Contact MRC for times slots needed.

• Veterans’ Rendezvous on Saturday, May 20,, at the MRC.

 ‘Your Aging Body Can Talk’ discussion

Dr. Susan L. Levy, Colorado natural healthcare practitioner and author, will discuss her newest book, “Your Aging Body Can Talk” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at HearthFire Books in Bergen Village. “Your Aging Body Can Talk” is a self-empowerment book that teaches readers to use simple muscle testing techniques as a guide for making individualized and healthy lifestyle choices. For more information, contact HearthFire at 303-670-4549.

Evergreen chamber benefits review

Members can learn what the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce has to offer at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The event is free, but register at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Evergreen chamber ambassadors meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at The Wild Game in Bergen Park. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The first clinic will be May 4. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders. No appointment necessary, and all clinics are first-come, first-served. Call the library at 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

Young Life’s Evening at the Lake

Intermountain Young Life will host it annual Evening at the Lake from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Evergreen Lake House. For more information, contact Andy Morman, area director, at 303-815-9278 or e-mail andy@intermountain.younglife.org.

 

Open house at Little White Schoolhouse

The Conifer Historical Society will sponsor an Evening with Friends Open House on Friday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. This free event features an exhibit of Conifer area photography by 11-year-old Morgan Wolfers. Photos will be available for purchase, and Morgan will donate a portion of proceeds to the Conifer Historical Society and the Little White Schoolhouse. R.S.V.P. by visiting ConiferHistoricalSociety.org/RSVP or by calling 303-396-3975.

 

Queen City Jazz Band to perform

The Queen City Jazz Band will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month from May to September at El Rancho Brewing Co. Admission is $10. There will be inside and outside seating and a dance floor. For reservations and information, call the Queen City Jazz Band hotline at 303-795-8960

 

Evergreen’s Got Talent

The fifth annual Evergreen's Got Talent will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at The Wild Game in Evergreen. More than a dozen acts will compete for votes to win and donate proceeds to Operation Homefront. For more information, visit www.EvergreensGotTalent.com.

 

Teen spa day at Evergreen Library

Teens in grades 6 to 12 can bring their moms, aunts or grandmothers to Evergreen Library for an afternoon of relaxation from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Make crafts for Mother’s Days gifts. Registration not required. For more information, call 303-235-5275.  

 

Mountain Derby Daze fund-raiser

Mountain Resource Center will host its second annual Mountain Derby Daze fund-raiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Anchorage Farm, 12889 S. Parker Ave., Pine. There will be activities for adults and kids, music, food and the airing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $45 for individuals or $80 for couples, $15 for kids 4 to 14, and kids 3 and under are free. Tickets are available at the MRC or online at www.mrcco.org. Sponsorships are available by contacting Mel Nuchols at mel@mrcco.org.

 

285 TechConnect Radio Club to meet

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club for ham radio enthusiasts interested in its technical aspects will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

Boogie at the Barn

Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale. The Wendy Woo Band and Subject2Change will perform. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.boogieatthebarn.com, at EverBean, Chow Down and Java Groove, or at the door. For more information, visit www.boogieatthebarn.com.

 

Successful backyard composting workshop

Evergreen Alliance for Sustainability is hosting a workshop on successful backyard composting from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Buchanan Park community garden. R.S.V.P. by visiting evergreeneasy.org.

 

Evergreen Chamber Orchestra concert

The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Rockland Community Church, 17 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, Genesee. Concert highlights feature internationally acclaimed pianist and local Evergreen talent Katie Mahan as piano soloist on Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, plus Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and $5 for students and children. For more information, visit evergreenchamberorch.org.

New England history and genealogy

Learn about New England history and genealogy at the Thursday, May 11, meeting of the Mountain Genealogists Society from 7 to 9 p.m. at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road. Speaker John Putnam will give an overview from settlement to revolution. For more information, visit www.mountaingenealogists.org.

 

Health class on diabetes

A free six-week class, Healthier Living Colorado-Diabetes, will be on  

Thursdays, May 11 through June 15, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Conifer Community Church, 9998 Havekost Road, Conifer. Designed for people living with diabetes and their caregivers, the class teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. To register and for more information, contact Maripat Gallas at the Coalition for Older Adult Wellness at 303-984-1845 or email maripat@coaw.org.

 

ECO’s jazz gala fund-raiser

Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s third annual jazz gala fund-raiser will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Bill Hill, ECO’s music director, and friends will perform. Tickets are $75 and available at evergreenchamberorch.org.

 

Jeffco commissioners, LWV to discuss demographic challenges

Jefferson County commissioners will meet with the Jeffco League of Women Voters on Thursday, May 11, to discuss key issues identified by the League’s recent study of the county’s demographics and the challenges the county will face in the near future. Topics include, but are not limited to, caring for an aging population, affordable housing, homelessness and the impact on school services. The meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. 

 

Taste of Evergreen

Sample fare from Evergreen’s restaurants at Taste of Evergreen from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Evergreen Lake House. Advance tickets are $25 or $35 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at evergreenchamber.org or by calling 303-674-3412.

 

Landscape Shapes History symposium 

The Jefferson County Historical Commission will sponsor a historic preservation symposium called Landscape Shapes History from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Timbervale Barn next to Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen. Cost is $15 and includes lunch.  Register online and get more information from Dennis Dempsey at 303-271-8734 or ddempsey@jeffco.us.

 

Tickets on sale May 15 for Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Caregiver Survival Skills

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. May’s topic, “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” will be presented by a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. The free seminar will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.

 

Paper shredding, electronics recycling

Women of Evergreen Businesses will host a paper shredding and electronics recycling event to raise money for the Angel Fund, which donates money, supplies and services to charitable organizations and families in the Evergreen and Conifer area. The vent will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Evergreen High School parking lot. For more information, contact Vicki at 303-679-0656.

 

MALF book talks

The Mountain Area Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book. “Audacity” by Melanie Crowder will be discussed Wednesday, May 17; “Stopping by Earth” by Scott Gibson on Wednesday, June 21; “Baker’s Blues” by Judith Ryan Hendricks on Wednesday, July 19; “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Evergreen chamber board to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. May 17 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• May 20-21 at the Jeffco Road and Bridge Shop, 30846 Lewis Ridge Road, Evergreen.

• June 3-4 at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73, Conifer

• June 10-11 at Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road

• June 24-25 at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Drive, Conifer

 

Jeffco LWV nonfiction book to discuss ‘Thank You for Being Late’

The Jeffco League of Women Voters nonfiction book club will discuss Thomas L. Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late, An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.” After showing us how technology, globalization and climate change are outpacing humanity’s ability to govern itself and upending our world, he reveals his prescription for making America great again. The club meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Westland Meridian library, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. Call Lynne at 303-985-5128 for details.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, classroom A. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

College financial aid

Learn how to navigate the college financial aid process from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Karen Fong Donoghue, a college admissions consultant, will lead the discussion. Register at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teen/teen-events,  at the library or by calling 303-235-5275.  

 

Fund-raiser for North Fork Fire Department

A fund-raiser benefiting the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department will include a plant sale, bake sale and flea market. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Donations to get a table at the flea market are $25. The fire department has tables available to rent for an additional $5. Contact Kathleen at 303-838-0755 to reserve a table.  

 

Camp Comfort weekends

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer 2017 Camp Comfort sessions June 16-18 and July 14-16. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including workshops, recreation, meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations, 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.

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.org.

 

Evergreen Audubon volunteer opportunities

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to get involved with its programs and community outreach. Opportunities are available to work with children or adults; alone or with others; outside or inside; periodically or regularly. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact Colleen Kulesza, director, at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

Registration open for Evergreen Nature Center’s kids’ programs

Registration is open for weekly after-school programs and summer day camps sponsored by Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at call 303-330-0489.

 

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 information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

The ArtAloha! Club’s Evergreen branch meets the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at various outdoor locations and the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in studio. For more information and locations, contact Heather Williams at ArtAlohabyHeather@gmail.com.

 

Ukulele Club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Wilmot Elementary School, 5124 S. Hatch Drive, Evergreen. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org

 

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free career development. Call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123 for an appointment for assistance in job readiness, networking opportunities and the application process. The office is at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6.

 

Open computer lab

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free open computer lab every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Practice newly learned computer skills or work on workforce goals such as resumes or job searching. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

EChO Jobs Center tech time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free tech time every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. One-on-one computer help is available, so bring questions for hands-on answers. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org 

 

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.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at various locations in the foothills. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Celia Fenton at 303-816-9646.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

Platte Canyon Artists Guild meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Platte Canyon Fire Station No. 2 on U.S. 285 at Crow Hill.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.