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WEDNESDAY

Meeting on sports photography

Evergreen Camera Club will have a tips and techniques meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Buildilng, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The topic is sports photography and equipment. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.

 

Blood drive 

Clear Creek High School will sponsor a community blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the school, 185 Beaver Creek Canyon Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Tina Matthew at 303-679-4636 or visit bonfils.org.

 

THURSDAY

Meeting about second community garden

Organizers for a new community garden at Wilmot Elementary School are inviting residents and neighbors to a public-input gathering on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Wilmot Elementary School library.  Information on the planning stages of design, construction and plots will be shared, and input will be gathered from residents to shape the planning process. For more information, contact Rachel Emmer at rtemmer@q.com.

 

EChO Jobs Center workshops

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer Online Job Search Success from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 26, at its offices in Evergreen North near the EChO resale store. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

FRIDAY AND MONDAY

Bergens Author Fair

The Bergens’ Local Children’s Author Fair will be at Bergen Valley Elementary on Friday, Feb. 27, and at Bergen Meadow Elementary on Monday, March 2. Authors have booths for children and parents to visit, and read their books to students. Visit the website at http://tinyurl.com/bergensauthorfair2015 for more information.

 

FRIDAY

Blood drive

A blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, inside the Bloodmobile at 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.

 

EChO’s Friday networking and job club

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host Friday networking and job club on Feb. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at its offices in Evergreen North near the EChO resale store. Meet others over coffee to get advice and support on your job search or career-change journey. We will discuss job search and networking topics each week. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

 

 

SATURDAY

Evergreen’s Got Talent

The third annual Evergreen’s Got Talent for Operation Homefront will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen. Twelve acts perform, and the winners are determined by the donations from the audience to Operation Homefront. At 5 p.m., Angela Ricketts, author of “No Man’s War,” will talk about being an Army wife. To sign up to perform, contact Schaunon at 720-988-9914. For more information, visit evergreensgottalent.weebly.com.

 

Red Carpet Spectacular to benefit Mount Evans

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will hosts its 29th annual benefit gala on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. This year’s theme, “Red Carpet Spectacular,” will celebrate 87 years of Best Picture Oscars. The evening includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the band Tunisia. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star, character or Best Picture movie title. Tickets are $80 (patron level $125). Purchase tickets online at www.MountEvans.org, or call 303-674-6400 for reservations or more information.

 

 

SUNDAY

 

MONDAY

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

MRC volunteer interest party

The Mountain Resource Center will host a volunteer interest party from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. To R.S.V.P. or to learn more, call Mary at 303-838-7552, ext. 18.

 

Volunteers needed for Earth Day celebration

The steering committee for the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair is looking for volunteers to help plan the event, which will be Saturday April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are opportunities to help such as exhibitor registration, publicity, sponsorships, flyer distribution and work at the event itself. Call or e-mail Betsy Kelson 720-219-7165 or bkelson@ix.netcom.com to volunteer.

 

Chamber and Leadership Evergreen honoree celebration

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Evergreen will host the annual honoree celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive. Buy tickets at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Wildfire mitigation informational meeting

Evergreen Fire/Rescue will host a forum on wildfire mitigation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the department’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, call 303-674-3145.

 

Two classes on invasive weeds

The Native Plant Master program will offer two classes on invasive weeds at its office at the Jeffco fairgrounds. To register, visit http://npm.eventbrite.com.

• Exploring Herbicides used to Manage Invasive Weeds will be March 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This class is for weed managers and others that manage small and large acreages that have problems with invasive weeds.

• Introduction to Invasive Weed Management will be March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class is an introduction to invasive weeds and is for anyone interested in controlling invasives, especially those with small acreages.

 

LWV meeting on Jeffco air pollution

Jefferson County was ranked by the American Lung Association’s 2014 report as the worst county in Colorado for ozone pollution and was given a grade of F. Join the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County to learn more, including monitoring, sources, contaminants of concern, health risks, ecosystem effects, current air pollution studies, new proposed standards and community efforts to reduce air pollution. The league meets at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for more information. An evening meeting also is available. Call 303-238-0032 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

Foothills Genealogical Society to meet

Foothills Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m.  March 11 at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. The topic is "FOLD3," presented by Sandy Ronayne.  Fold3.com is one of the premier subscription databases for military records.  For more information, visit www.foothillsgenealogy.org.

 

Heartbeats quartet performs at Mount Vernon

Tenor saxophonist David Sanchez and his quartet will perform Wednesday, March 11, at Mount Vernon Country Club. His newest project Heartbeatsincludes pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Ricky Rodriguez and drummer Obed Calvaire.  Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 8 p.m. Cost for the dinner and concert is $49.95. Cost for the concert only is $25. Reservations should be made by calling 303-526-0616. 

 

Book signing with Evergreen author

HearthFire Books in Bergen Park will also host an official launch of the paperback “Moose Jaw — Book 3” by Evergreen resident Mike Delany from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Delany will autograph copies of his book. Reserve copies of the book by calling HearthFire at 303-670-4549.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library.  Its next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22. 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.

 

Blood donation drive

• A blood donation drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• a blood donation drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 28 in the Bloodmobile outside Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

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 (Wonderful Opportunities for Women) meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive in Evergreen. The third Thursday meeting is at The Wing Wagon, 26367 Conifer Road, Conifer. The group is open to women business owners. For more information, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise 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.