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Connector trail ribbon cutting at Evergreen Lake
Evergreen Park and Recreation District will conduct a community walk and ribbon cutting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Beau Jo’s pizza in downtown Evergreen, continuing over the connector trail bridge with a ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m. and ending at the Evergreen Lake House. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.
Egg Planet to perform at Evergreen Lake summer concert
Egg Planet, with Evergreen School of Music, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.
Evergreen Audubon to meet
Allison Holloran, vice president and executive director of Audubon Rockies, will discuss new conservation programs and engagement opportunities in the Audubon Rockies National Region at the Evergreen Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the Evergreen Nature Center by Evergreen Lake. For more information, visit
Native plant education classes
Jefferson County will offer three summer native plant education classes.
• Discovering Colorado Wildflowers will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Lair o’ the Bear Park. Register at npmdiscoverwildflowers.eventbrite.com.
• Webinar Native Lookalikes to Noxious Weeds will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Register at npmweedlookalikewebinar.eventbrite.com.
• Native Plant Master course at Lair o’ the Bear Park from 8:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. June 6, 8 and 10. Register at npmlaircourse.eventbrite.com.
Sound Ideas at Evergreen Library
Sound Ideas with Michael Stanwood is a fun, interactive program that takes children around the world through the musical instruments he has collected in his travels. Participate in this show at 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Registration is required and will start at 9 a.m. a week before the show. Register online or call 303-235-5275.
Tea party to help Flowers for a Friend sculpture
Sundance by Design will host a garden tea party on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Help Emma, the girl in the "Flowers for a Friend" sculpture, make her journey to her home at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. This free event will have kids craft activities, ice tea and finger foods, a silent auction, and special art available for purchase. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Mounsey Legacy Project.
Starting a business workshop for women
Join Laura Brandenberg for her upcoming workshop on starting businesses for women at Cowork Evergreen on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. She has created a well-respected business and wants to empower other women to do the same. Cost is $25. Cowork Evergreen is at 30706 Bryant Drive, Suite 108. For more information, visit www.CoworkEvergreen.com.
Stargazing at Evergreen Lake
Join amateur astronomer Pam Little for a tour of the night sky and stories of how the stars get their names at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Evergreen Lake House. Saturn should be visible. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or camp chair. All ages. Cost is $4 per person or $10 per family. Register at www.EvergreenNatureCenter.org.
Hard Hats & High Heels
Hard Hats & High Heels, a fund-raiser for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at a log home at 403 Blue Ridge Road on Lookout Mountain. Tickets are $50 and can be obtained online at www.bluesprucehabitat.org or call 303-674-1127, ext 1.
Chuck Wagon Cuisine
Participants learn to cook over an open fire with tin fry pans and Dutch ovens to make Buck’s green chili, spicy cornbread, cherry cobbler and chuck wagon coffee from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Cost is $40 for nonmembers or $35 for members; reservations request. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.
Foothills Fire pancake breakfast
The annual Foothills Fire and Rescue pancake breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 7, at Lookout Mountain Station, 67 Lookout Mountain Road. Kids can enjoy fire engine rides, pony rides and Smokey Bear, and there will be a silent auction. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12 and free for those younger than 3.
Barks and Belts 5K
Barks and Belts 5K to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League and Drive Smart begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 7, at Chow Down Pet Supplies in Bergen Village. For more information and to register, visit www.barkandbelts5k.org.
Antiques appraisal show
An antiques appraisal show will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Carlson Elementary School in Idaho Springs. Cost is $5 per item. Bring your items or come to watch. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Idaho Springs and the Idaho Springs Lions Club. For more information, call 303-567-4382.
Farmers market in Bergen Park
The farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the Bergen Village Shopping Center. The market will run through Sept. 29.
Moonlight Garden Club to meet
The Moonlight Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the home of a local gardener. The June program will be about the importance of promoting and attracting pollinators. For more information, contact Joyce Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelli Varner at email@example.com.
Intro to web design for small businesses
Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host a free workshop called Intro to Web Design for Small Businesses from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at its offices near the Resale Store in Evergreen North. Space is limited. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Seasons of Our Mountains photo contest begins
Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for the best photographs of the mountain community's scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2016 Seasons of Our Mountains calendar. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries Thirteen photographs will be selected by a community vote -— one to represent each month of the year and one for the cover. Rules and entry forms are available online at MountEvans.org and at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2015.
Volunteers needed for Freedom Run
Volunteers are needed to help at the 34th annual July 4 Freedom Run 5k. The 3.1-mile walk/run starts at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties such as registration, parking patrol, course safety, refreshments, finish line and clean-up. Volunteers receive a Freedom Run T-shirt. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
Mountain Genealogy Society to meet
The Mountain Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Highway 74, Evergreen. The program will be presented by Robert Stevens, president of the Mount Evans chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. For more information, call Sue at 303-674-7558.
At the June 10 meeting of the Evergreen Camera Club, Pat Gaines of Fort Collins will discuss storm-chasing photography. Pat is a highly skilled photographer with interests in birding, wildlife, travel, sports, astrophotography and portraiture in addition to storm photography. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.
EChO’s art studio classes
EChO’s Enrichment Center Art Studio opens to the public in June. Beginning classes are by donation and open to the community to learn a new craft. All skill levels are encouraged to participate and free supplies are provided.
• Beginning sewing is from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, and more experienced sewing on 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays;
• Mosaic planters and vases is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; and
• Knitting is from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays or a beginning class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
More experienced volunteers are welcome to attend workshops to create items that can be sold in EChO's Resale Shop with proceeds benefiting the organization or sell items on consignment. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
Bootstraps 70th birthday bash
The Bootstraps 70th birthday bash will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at Hiwan Golf Club. The organization provides scholarships and loans to area high school seniors. For more information, visit www.bootstrapsinc.org.
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. Saturday, June 13, at the church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Thursday night, June 11, will be the dropoff night for sale items at the lodge behind the back of the church. For more information, e-mail coordinator Stephanie Petersburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-870-9542.
Slash collection dates
• Morrison: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13-14 and Sept. 5-6 at Wagon Wheel Open Space, Wagon Wheel and Spring Gulch roads
• Golden: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25-26 at Old Open Space Shop, 584 Colorow Road
• Conifer: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at Beaver Ranch, 11369 Foxton Road
• Littleton: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Jeffco Road and Bridge Shop, 9509 W. Ute Ave.
• Pine: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at Jeffco Shaffers Crossing Road and Bridge Shop, 13008 Parker Ave.
For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/slash/ or call Bret Roller, Rolling R Ranch Co., at 303-589-4698 or Mark Danner, Jefferson County, at 303-271-5008.
Something Underground to perform
Something Underground, with Tristan O’Meara, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.
Evergreen Rodeo weekend
Evergreen Rodeo weekend, June 19-21, has a host of events. For more information, visit www.evergreenrodeo.com.
• Friday Family Fun Night benefit for hometown cowboy Tim Shirley, who suffered a watershed stroke in 2014, will be at the Evergreen Rodeo grounds. Games, food, mutton bustin’ and music are planned. To register for games, visit evergreenrodeo.com.
• The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen in the community parking lot.
• The Main Street Rodeo Celebration will be at 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen.
• The Evergreen Rodeo Parade will be from 10 a.m. to noon downtown. The theme is “American is … .”
• The PRCA Rodeo's first performance will be at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Rodeo Arena on Stagecoach Boulevard. Gates open at noon. Mutton bustin' will be held during the rodeo.
• PRCA Rodeo's second performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Rodeo Arena. Gates open at noon. Mutton bustin' will be held before and during the performance, and rodeo royalty will be crowned during the performance.
Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive in the bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 26. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.
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.
EHS class of 2005 reunion
The Evergreen High School class of 2005 is planning its reunion the weekend of June 27. For more information, contact Sarah Propeck at email@example.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.
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.
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.
World War II exhibit at Hiwan Museum
A new called exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and includes 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant. It runs through Nov. 15 at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.