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Candidates vying for seats in the state House and Senate and on the Jeffco Board of Commissioners will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administrative building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The Canyon Courier is sponsoring the forum with the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.
Evergreen Chamber’s Ambassadors to meet
The Evergreen Chamber’s Ambassadors will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant in Bergen Park. The Ambassadors attend ribbon cuttings, ground breakings and grand openings. For more information, call the chamber at 303-674-3412.
Boogie at the Barn
Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, 31677 Buffalo Park Road. Price is a $10 donation. Somebody’s Brother and Open Space will perform. Tickets are available at Everbean, Java Groove, Chow Down, and the Wulf and Buchanan rec centers.
A class on making mozzarella cheese will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Cheese is one of life's greatest pleasures. Learn how to make Mozzarella, how to serve it and what wine to pair it with. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.
Self Transformation from the Inside Out
A free presentation called Self Transformation from the Inside Out will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Sue Wise will explain how to use self-hypnosis and simple techniques of hypnotherapy to improve their lives. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, visit Wise Hypnotherapy at www.wisehypnotherapy.com, e-mail info@wisehypnotherapy, or call 720-984-2271.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Evergreen Chamber’s Marketing Committee to meet
The Evergreen Chamber Marketing Committee will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the chamber offices on Stagecoach Boulevard. For more information, call 303-674-3412.
Evergreen Camera Club photo exhibit
Evergreen Camera Club has a photography exhibit at the Evergreen Public Library during October, featuring photos taken by members including wildlife, landscape, macro and portraits from Colorado and the world. The exhibit may be viewed during normal library hours. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com.
Panel discussion mental health
On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m., Jeffco League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel discussion on behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse at St. Anthony Hospital, 11600 W. Second Place, Lakewood. This meeting is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Park on the south side of hospital and enter auditorium on ground floor.
Clear Creek 4-H open houses
4-H in Clear Creek County is sponsoring two open houses for students ages 5 through 18 interesting in getting involved in the program. The open houses will be Saturday, Oct. 11, at Georgetown Community School and Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Clear Creek administration building in Idaho Springs. Information on 4-H will be presented from 10 to 10:30, with sign-up and activity session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The annual fee to join 4-H is $40. For more information, CSU extension agent Christine Crouse at 303-679-2424.
League examines ballot issues
The nonpartisan Jefferson County League of Women Voters will be examining Colorado Ballot Issues at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 9:15 a.m. at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance Service, 317 S. Lookout Mountain, Golden 80401. The four statewide ballot measures include two Constitutional Amendments:
• Amendment 67 would add “unborn human being” to the definitions of “person” and “child” in the Colorado Criminal Code and Colorado wrongful death statutes;
• Amendment 68 creates a new K-12 Education Fund from expanded limited gaming at horse racetracks.
There are also two changes to statutory law proposed:
• Proposition 104 requires school boards to negotiate collective bargaining agreements in public meetings;
• Proposition 105, requiring labeling genetically modified foods.
Montessori to host high school fair
Montessori School of Evergreen is hosting a mountain area high school fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the school’s Marshdale campus, 6989 Highway 73. Representatives and students from Colorado High Schools will share the programs they offer. Among the schools attending are Conifer and Evergreen high schools, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Colorado Academy, Fountain Valley, Kent Denver, Mullen, Regis, St. Mary’s Academy and Steamboat Mountain School. For more information, contact Michaela Bader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-674-0093.
Slash collection schedule
Note: All collection sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• Oct. 18 and 19 at Coal Creek Fire Station 2, 32895 Highway 72
• Oct. 25 and 26 at Evergreen Fire Station 8, 33377 Forest Estates Road
• Nov. 1 and 2 at Evergreen Memorial Park, 7400 Highway 73 in Marshdale
Fee is $20 per load. Load parameters include a full truck bed or a trailer up to 8 feet by 4 feet. Collection sites will accept slash, limbs, tree debris and pine needles. Sites will not accept household trash, tree stumps, construction material, rocks or metal.
A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival
PeaceWorks Inc. will host A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale. The family-centered fund-raiser will feature the food, drinks, a silent auction, family photo booths, a children's activity area and family gathering areas. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children through Oct. 17 and will cost $2 more per ticket the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Mountain Peace Boutique & Resale Shoppe in downtown Bailey or online at www.PeaceWorks4U.org through Oct. 17. http://www.PeaceWorks4U.org/Proceeds benefit PeaceWorks Inc. and the Mountain Peace Shelter, a domestic violence shelter serving Park County and the foothills in Jefferson County. For more information, visit www.PeaceWorks4U.org, info@MountainPeace.org, or call 303-838-7176.
Mountain Area Job Fair
Evergreen Christian Outreach (EChO) and Mountain Resource Center are once again hosting the Mountain Area Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Aspen Ridge Church in Evergreen. The fall event, which is free and open to the public, gives job seekers access to more than 50 employers from the mountain community and surrounding areas. New features have been added to the event this year, including laptop kiosks for candidates to complete job applications, and on-going career clinics focusing on topics such as interview skills, financial literacy and networking. For more information or to register, job seekers and employers can visit www.mountainareajobs.org or call 303-838-7552.
Howl at the Moon fund-raiser
Howl at the Moon, a fund-raiser for Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place in Clear Creek County will be from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs. Cost is $10 per person, and this is an adults-only event. Costumes are optional, though there will be a costume contest. For more information, call Donna Gee at 303-668-0924.
Boo! Music Bash to benefit Mt. Evans
The Boo! Music Bash will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle, Littleton. The event will benefit Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and Denver Urban Ministries. It will include a silent auction, costume party and contest, and live music from the Traveling Pillsburys. A suggested $10 donation can be made at the door.
The 37th Annual Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors Holiday Boutique will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73 in Conifer. The boutique features up to 90 juried artists, bake shop and holiday ornament. Admission and parking are free, and lunch is available on-site. Proceeds from the boutique benefit local charities. For more information, visit http://www.coniferneighbors.org.
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.
Rec center foundation board seeks new members
The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation Board of Directors is looking for new board members. The foundation is the charitable partner of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and sponsors Oktoberfest, VW raffles and other events. For more information, call Ken Fuller at 970-846-8279 or e-mail email@example.com.
EChO needs volunteers for furniture store
The EChO Home Furnishing Store is moving into newly remodeled space so it will be directly connected to the EChO Resale Shop. Volunteers will be needed in several capacities to staff the expansion. For more information, call Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign language class to begin soon
Evergreen Christian Church will start evening classes in American Sign Language. Classes are open to adults and kids even if you just want to learn ASL for fun. Finger spelling, numbers, and words and phrases will be covered. Contact Bruce Butterfield at 303-514-3006 and leave your name and contact number, or e-mail email@example.com if you are interested, so dates can be set to accommodate most everyone. Materials and class are free.
Chamber leads groups to meet
• The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Early Morning Edition Leads Group meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen. For more information, call Clell Routson 303-250-0929.
• The chamber’s Friday Focus networking group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. To sign up or for more information, contact Dawn Kempf at 303-908-2909 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Women 2 Women leads group meets the first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m. This group does not duplicate services offered by group members so call Colleen Wilkinson 303-526 2729 for more information, to verify open availability and to find the meeting location.
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.
Hiking group meets monthly
Lutheran Church of the Cross has a co-ed hiking group called the Soul Hikers for moderate-level hikers that meets at various locations on the fourth Thursday of the month. The hike is a minimum of 3 miles. Anyone able to make the trek is welcome. To get on the group’s e-mail list, call the church office at 303-674-4130. Once you are on the list, you will receive notifications of times and locations for hikes, and any changes that may be caused by weather issues.
Mt. Evans offers drop-in grief support
Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers a free drop-in support group for people experiencing any type of loss. The group is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals. A light supper is provided. The drop-in group meets the first Monday of each month at 1 p.m. and the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
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.
Chamber seeks volunteers
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking volunteers. Apply by e-mail at email@example.com or call the chamber at 303-674 3412.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffco Schools open enrollment
The second round of Jeffco Public Schools' choice enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open through Friday, Aug. 30. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MRC Workforce Center hours
The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer has new Workforce Center hours. Hours are Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. The Workforce Center assists individuals in resume writing skills and job search techniques, and offers free use of computers to search the Internet for job openings. Individuals can walk in during these hours or schedule an individual appointment. For information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses seeking new direction
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a monthly support group for people who have lost a spouse three or more years ago and are attempting to redefine themselves and their lives. The “Re-Inventing Yourself After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at LePeep restaurant, 1260 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
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 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.