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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

Celebration of Literacy

HearthFire Books and area authors are hosting a Celebration of Literacy from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at HearthFire in Bergen Village. The event will showcase Mountain Reads, a mountain area literacy program that provides one-on-one tutoring for individuals wishing to gain additional reading and math skills or a GED. In addition, the evening will showcase 20 authors and some tutors and students. R.S.V.P. by calling 303-674-4549. If you are interested in becoming a tutor or a student, call 303-719-0045

Evergreen Ambassadors to meet

The Evergreen Ambassadors will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Bistro Colorado in Bergen Park. The ambassadors are on the scene for ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and grand openings. For more information, call 303-674-3412.

FRIDAY

Taste of Evergreen

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host A Taste of Evergreen, which highlights how to create the best menu for marvelous events year-round, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Evergreen Lake House. At-the-door prices will be $25 per person, but advance purchase is recommended. Ticket price includes entry, two drinks, appetizers and entertainment. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

EHS spring show


Evergreen High School will host its annual 2015 Spring Show on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. This annual event will feature an array of entertainment including dance performances by the Evergreen High School poms team, poms mom and dads dance, and musical performances by many EHS students. Admission is $10 per person and is open to the public. 

TUESDAY

Mount Evans adult grief support group to begin

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a love one. The next group will meet on Tuesdays for eight weeks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning May 12 at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. Reservations are recommended. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.

Shining a light on energy policy

 The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will examine the energy policies of the United States, Colorado, Jefferson County and the European Union. The League will address several of today’s hot topics, including the changing energy market, the electric grid, and carbon pricing mechanisms to encourage the use of renewables. In the foothills area, the League will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for more information or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

Mountain Area Job Fair

Evergreen Christian Outreach and Mountain Resource Center will host the 2015 Spring Mountain Area Job Fair on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. The job fair is designed to connect mountain area businesses with local job seekers. Registration is open for both employers and job candidates. Visit www.mountainareajobs.org for more information or call 303-838-7552, Ext. 44. 

Moonlight Garden Club 

The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month and is open to those interested in gardening in the high-altitude environment. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the home of a local gardener. The May program will be presented by Barb Steiger, Evergreen Garden Club president, who will discuss deer- and chipmunk-resistant plants. For more information, contact Joyce Cassidy at joyce.cassidy@cassidycm.com.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

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. 

Photographing birds

At the May 13 Evergreen Camera Club meeting, award-winning photographer and writer Andy Long will discuss photographing birds. The meeting will be 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.

Preschool Nature Nuts:  Ponderosa Pine and Friends

Learn about ponderosa pines in the 45-minute class for 3- to 5-year-olds at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Classes will be at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. May 13, 14 and 15. Meet the stately ponderosa, as well as its many forest friends, including animals, birds, insects and fungi. Learn about these and other living things that depend on and share the forest with the ponderosa. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite.

Explore life's ultimate questions

Several Evergreen residents want to start a discussion group once a month at Tuscany Tavern with the first meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. The group will discuss issues of faith or the lack thereof, as it explores life's ultimate questions in an atmosphere of mutual respect. R.S.V.P. because space is limited to Kenell@comcast.net or call 303-697-5731.

Kittredge Park Community Day

Join Evergreen Park & Recreation District for a park cleanup at the second annual Kittredge Park Community Day on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The design for Kittredge Park improvements, scheduled for fall, will be presented between noon and 2 p.m., while participants enjoy a free barbecue lunch. For more information, contact Heart Cameron, EPRD park operations manager, at hcameron@eprd.co or 720-880-1014.

 

Indian Market & Powwow

The 15th annual Indian Market & Powwow, hosted on the grounds of The Fort and sponsored by the Tesoro Cultural Center, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 and 17. Alongside celebrations of art, dance and other cultural heritage, Tesoro honors outstanding Native American veterans each year. This year’s honoree is Bob Iron, Pawnee-Crow. There will be displays of artwork, handmade jewelry, ceremonial dances in authentic regalia, concessions, a beading exhibit for children, and live eagle and hawk demonstrations. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for seniors and children under 12.

 

Veterans Coalition Rendezvous

The fifth annual Veterans Coalition Rendezvous will be at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, on Saturday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is supported by more than 20 organizations that provide life-enriching services to veterans and their families in our mountain communities; there is no cost to attend this event. The morning will start with a complimentary 9 Health Fair blood draw for veterans, who have fasted for 12 hours followed by breakfast provided by VFW Post 12009 and lunch.  Organizations will provide VA benefit information, health screenings, mental health consultations and other support services. Contact Mel Nuchols at 303-838-7552, Ext. 6 or mel@mrcco.org or visit www.ColoradoVets.net for more information.

 

Boogie at the Barn

Boogie at the Barn will be Saturday, May 16, at the Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sister Park.Dakota Blonde will kick off the show at 5:30 p.m., followed by Switchback. Tickets are $10, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s barn and ranch fixes fund and to the district’s special populations program. Tickets are available at Wulf and Buchanan rec centers, Chow Down Pet Supplies, and EverBean and Java Groove.

 

Wilmot hosts retirement party for three teachers

Wilmot Elementary School is hosting a reception for three teachers who are retiring this year. The party for Marty Schuler, Kym Shaffner and Kit Snyder will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 19 in the Wilmot library. Former students, parents, colleagues and friends are invited.

 

Is it possible to get along with China?

Orville Schell, director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Schell is one of the United States’ respected experts on China. The program is presented by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council. A buffet dinner is avail able at 6 p.m. Call the country club for reservations at 303-526-0616.

 

Adaptive fishing

Peter Pauwels will give a presentation on adaptive fishing for people with disabilities at the Evergreen Trout Unlimited's monthly chapter meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Beau Jo’s Pizzeria in downtown Evergreen. Pauwels will discuss accessible venues, adaptable fishing rods and boats. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting after a short business meeting. For more information, visit www.evergreentrout.org.

 

Walk in the park spring flower hike

Walk with naturalists to learn how to identify certain spring flowers and why they are so important to wildlife from 9 to 10 a.m. or from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. The program is for adults only. Meet the naturalist in the front of nature center. This program will have an easy one-mile hike on the Forest Loop. Bring a magnifying glass if you have one (Extras will be provided.). To register, visit http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite.

 

Memorial Day observance

Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale will host a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, at its Peace Memorial. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion will participate. There will be a presentation of the veterans to be honored who have passed away this year and are buried at Evergreen Memorial Park.  Special acknowledgements will be held for local longtime residents of the Conifer/Evergreen communities Harold “Hal” Davidson, William Howard Smith and Duane Riggenbach. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves in the park. For information, call 303-674-7750.

 

Up A Creek

Investigate riparian creatures and features with a scenic walk along babbling Bear Creek starting at 6:30 p.m. May 27 at Lair o’ the Bear Park, 22600 Highway 74 in Idledale. Then the group will finish up with stories and s'mores around a campfire. For all ages.Meet the naturalist at the kiosk in the parking lot of Lair o' the Bear Park. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/UpACreek.

 

Learn about the Holocaust

Learn about Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during World War II, at Hiwan Homestead Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Gies will be portrayed by Judy Winnick, who has performed internationally. 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.

 

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. For more information, contact Dave Montesi at 303-552-4609.

 

Garage Sale 4 Orphans at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Evergreen will host a Garage Sale 4 Orphans to benefit the Yahva Shamma Village in Haiti through Help One Now to build dormitories for boys and girls, cover a canal and provide solar panels for their schools. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at First Baptist Church of Evergreen, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Thursday night, June 11, will be the drop-off night for sale items at the Lodge behind the back of the church. For more information, e-mail coordinator Stephanie Petersburg at sapetersburg@gmail.com or call her at 303-870-9542.

 

Garden Expo

The Evergreen Garden Club's 50th anniversary Garden Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The expo will include classes and information on high-altitude gardening. Admission is free.

 

Looking for mutton bustin’ participants

The Evergreen Rodeo has opened registration for children 5 to 7 years old and under 55 pounds to ride sheep before or during the rodeo performances June 19-21 at the rodeo grounds. For more information, visit evergreenrodeo.com.

 

Camp Comfort sessions

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has announced dates for its two 2015 Camp Comfort sessions: June 26-28 and July 24-26. This bereavement camp in the Rocky Mountains 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.

 

Hiking groups

Lutheran Church of the Cross has two hiking options. In April through November, the moderate/agvanced group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and the beginner Group, which is slow paced with frequent stops, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be on the e-mail list for these hikes, call the church office at 303-674-4130 or e-mail info@l-c-c.org.

 

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.

 

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.

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. The next meeting is June 28. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.