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WEDNESDAY

Learn about basic genealogy

Amy Norton, president of the Mountain Genealogists Society, will provide a basic introduction to genealogy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Evergreen Library. Society members will explain how to begin completing a family tree. On the last Friday of each month, the organization offers additional assistance on working on family trees during Friday Family Finders from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the library. For more information, visit www.mountaingenealogists.org.

 

 

FRIDAY

Blood drive

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

 

Free yoga

Echo Yoga & Co-op, 32214 Ellingwood Trail, No. 106, in Evergreen will offer free 40-minute yoga classes beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24. For a full schedule of classes, visit echoyogacoop.com or call 303-588-2118.

 

SUNDAY

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, classroom A. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

MONDAY

Learn how to get recruited for college sports

College consultant Karen Fong Donoghue will discuss how to earn a spot on college teams, NCAA rules, and how to be noticed by recruiters and network with coaches from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Registration recommended at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teen/teen-events, at the library or by calling 303-235-5275. 

 

Earth Day and Beyond steering committee to meet

The Earth Day and Beyond steering committee will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, at Evergreen Library. More volunteers are needed for the event on April 22. For more information, contact Betsy at 720-219-7165 or e-mail bkelson@ix.netcom.com.

 

TUESDAY 

AARP Taxwise program

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 and at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer by appointment only on two Fridays in March. Taxpayers are able to make appointments by calling 303-235-5275 for the Evergreen Library or by calling the Mountain Resource Center at 303-838-7552.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

10th annual egg decorating contest

The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is sponsoring its annual egg decorating contest. Paint a ceramic egg at Go Paint! The eggs will be displayed at Evergreen National Bank April 3-7 and at Main Street Fine Art Gallery and the Evergreen Gallery in downtown Evergreen April 7-20. The finale party, where winners will be announced will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 20 at the two galleries. The egg contest is a fund-raiser for EDBA. For more information, visit www.downtownevergreen.com.

 

Teen driver education scholarships available

Drive Smart and area driving schools are sponsoring scholarships for teen drivers to pay for driver’s education classes. The application deadline is April 15. For more information or an application, visit www.drive-smart.org or call 303-674-9683.

 

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.

 

SRC seniors outing

The Seniors’ Resource Center is sponsoring an outing to the Brass Armadillo antique mall on Thursday, March 30. The bus leaves the SRC in Evergreen at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the SRC at 303-674-2843.

 

Performance to benefit EChO

New York duo Sirsy will perform at a “Special Night of Music” to benefit Evergreen Christian Outreach on Thursday, March 30, at Center Stage in Evergreen. Opening the evening will be local favorite Subject2Change. Tickets are $20, with VIP access tickets for $40. VIP access begins at 5:30 p.m., Subject2Change at 6:30 p.m. and Sirsy performs from 8 to10 p.m. Tickets are available online at Subject2Change.Buzz, at EverBean and Java Groove in Evergreen, or at the door. Bring non-perishable items for the EChO food bank.

 

Internet basics class

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers a free Internet basics class on Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Learn, practice and review the steps to successful Internet searches. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Stop-motion animation for teens

Learn to create stop-motion animation from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. The library will supply clay, LEGO bricks and other toys to make movies. Suitable for grades 6-12. Registration recommended at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teen/teen-events, at the library or by calling 303-235-5275.

 

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, April 1, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285,

Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

Muse & Music

The next Muse & Music will be a closing art reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and an art opening, storytelling and original films starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the auditorium next to Where the Books Go, 27888 Meadow Drive. A $10 donation is recommended for the Sunday performances. For more information, call 303-284-6261.

 

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.orgor contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.orgor at call 303-330-0489.

 

Evergreen chamber member breakfast

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will have a member breakfast at 8 a.m. April 5 in the third floor conference room above the Muddy Buck. 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 April 6. 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.

 

Evergreen chamber ambassadors to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors will meet at 4:30 p.m. April 6 at El Rancho Brewing Co. For more information, visit evergreenchamber.org.

 

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.

 

Courage Walk

The 24th annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights will be Saturday, April 8, at the Jefferson County Courts and Administrative Building. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m, starting at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, and ending at the Courage Garden south of the courthouse. A suggested donation of $10 is encouraged but not required. For more information or to donate, visit www.victimoutreach.org or contact the victim services manager at 303-271-5570.

 

Easter egg hunt at Church of the Hills

Church of the Hills Presbyterian, 28628 Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen, is hosting a community Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 303-674-6641.

 

Moonlight Garden Club’s next meeting in April

The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club will not meet in January, February or March. The next meet will be April 10.

 

Platte Canyon chamber to meet

The Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Platte Canyon Fire Station, 153 Dellwood Drive at Crow Hill.

 

Play tabletop games

Play tabletop games from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, April 12 and 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Play games such as Magic: The Gathering and Munchkin. A starter deck for Magic: The Gathering will be available for use but please also bring your own sets to play. Suitable for grades 6-12. For more information, contact teen services librarian Rachel Haggett at rachel.haggett@jeffcolibrary.org.

 

Evergreen chamber business mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business mixer will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at FirstBank, 30770 Stagecoach Blvd. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit evergreenchamber.org.

 

Learn about using databases for genealogical research

The Mountain Genealogists Society will hear a presentation on tips for finding records in databases at its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road in Evergreen. Searching in databases can produce gold mines of information, but they can also be frustrating and inefficient if you do not know how to conduct an effective search. For more information, visit www.mountaingenealogists.org.

 

Conifer chamber membership meeting

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce will have its membership meeting from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Brooks Place Tavern, 25577 Conifer Road. Cost is $12 for members and $18 for guests. For more information, visit www.goconifer.com.

        

EPRD Easter egg hunt

Evergreen Park & Recreation District’s annual Easter Egg hunt will be in the Buchanan Park Recreation Center pool on Friday, April 14, starting at 5:30 pm. Parents are encouraged to dress the kids in their swimsuits, grab their goggles and a plastic bag. The Easter bunny will be on hand for photos with kids. Kids will look for eggs in the pool based on age. Learn more by calling Buchanan Park Rec Center at 720-880-1100.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Dental Group, 31226 Lewis Ridge Road. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Alison Powell at 303-674-5566 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Elingwood Trail, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org

• 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

 

LWV nonfiction book club explores black anger

The nonfiction book club of the Jeffco League of Women Voters will try to understand Ta-Nehisi Coates’ angry perception of reality in his book “Between the World and Me” during two April meetings:  Saturday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m. at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood, and Wednesday, April 19, in Littleton at 1 p.m. Call Lynne at 303-985-5128 for more information and for the April 19 location.

 

Program for caregivers on financial and insurance issues

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. April’s topic, “Paying for Care: Financial and Insurance Issues,” is designed to help participants figure out how to cover the costs of the care their loved one needs, including sources of financial assistance. The free seminar will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 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.

 

Quarterly nonprofit meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly nonprofit meeting at 3 p.m. April 19 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit evergreenchamber.org.

 

Conifer chamber after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Conifer Counseling & Therapy, 13700 U.S. 285, Suite 113, near Pine Junction. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.goconifer.com.

 

Mountain Area Earth Day Fair

The Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Evergreen Lake House. The event features booths and interactive activities for children and adults.

 

Wedding, event showcase

The 2017 Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase will be at the Evergreen Lake House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. The showcase offers participants the opportunity to visit with vendor. For more information, call 720-880-1381.

 

Mountain Area Jobs Fair

The annual spring Mountain Area Jobs Fair will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. For more information, visit www.mountainareajobs.org.  

 

Ducks Unlimited banquet

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

 

‘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.
 

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.

 

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.

 

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.