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Free computer classes
A series of free computer classes will be held in the Jeffco Library Bookmobile in the Seniors' Resource Center parking lot. Class size limited to eight. To sign up, call 303-2843. The schedule is as follows: May 15: Intro to the Internet; May 22: Word Basics; May 29: E-mail Basics; June 5: Advanced Internet Searching; June 12: Excel Basics; June 19: PowerPoint Basics; and June 26: Social Networking Basics.
Evergreen Chamber board of director's meeting
The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly board of director's meeting from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the board room at the First Bank on Stagecoach Boulevard.
Smart Goals Workshop
A Smart Goals Workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Mountain Resource Center,t 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn How to create SMART Goals, with step-by-step actions to help you achieve your goals in life and work. The workshop is free but space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Evergreen town hall meeting
An Evergreen town hall meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Evergreen Lake House. State Rep. Cheri Gerou will give a recap on the current session of the legislature, and Jeffco Sheriff Ted Mink will be talking about new gun laws. Other speakers will discuss current events of interest in Evergreen. For more information, contact Jim Gorman at 303-674-9816. The event is sponsored by the Evergreen Pathfinders.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host a mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 7073 Highway 73. The event is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society. All are welcome.
Community Veterans Coalition Rendezvous
The Community Veterans Coalition Rendezvous will be from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Conifer Community Park at Beaver Ranch, 11369 S. Foxton Road. The event will include a mobile veterans center, health screenings for veterans, service providers, consultations on Veterans Administration benefits and information services for veterans and their families. For more information, contact Joe Dix at 303-880-2321 or email@example.com.
Sheriff's Office to host Shred-a-Thon
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will facilitate the Crime Stoppers annual Shred-a-Thon from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, in the lower west parking lot of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Bring personal documents (bank statements, bills, old tax returns, etc.) to be shredded. This event is a fund-raiser for Crime Stoppers, and tax-deductible donations are encouraged. Up to three boxes or plastic grocery bags of documents per vehicle. No need to remove staples, paperclips or other metal pieces.
Indian Market and Powwow
The Tesoro Cultural Center presents its 13 annual Indian Market and Powwow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, on the grounds of The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. For more information and a complete list of attending artists, call 303-839-1671, or visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.
Mountain Area Home & Garden Show
The eighth annual Mountain Area Home & Garden Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Conifer High School. There will be more than 70 vendors and more than 20 demonstrations and seminars.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Staunton State Park grand opening weekend
A two-day Staunton State Park grand opening celebration will be held Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, at the park, 12102 S. Elk Creek Road, Pine. Hours for the grand opening weekend will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting Monday, May 20, regular summer hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Grand opening weekend parking is at one of two lots where free shuttles will take visitors into the park. Shuttles run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will be offered all day, including orienteering course, kids craft station, trail etiquette and safety education, kids fishing, and other family-friendly activities. For more information, visit www.parks.state.co.us/parks/staunton/Pages/Staunton.aspx.
Goodwill fund-raiser for EHS color guard
The Evergreen High School marching band color guard is collecting items to donate to Goodwill. Those donating get a tax-deduction receipt, and the color guard raises money by being paid by the pound. Furniture, clothing, computers, books and other items will be accepted. No mattresses, large appliances, TVs or hazardous products. Drop off items through May 19 in the blue bins at EHS. For possible pickup, call 303-670-2981 or e-mail LoriGarcia@estreet.com.
Introduction to Microsoft Word
The Mountain Resource Center will host an Introduction to Microsoft Word class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn the basic skills to get you started in using Microsoft Word. The workshop is free and space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
League of Women Voters to discuss the legislative session
The League of Women Voters will discuss the legislative session at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at a private residence. A potluck luncheon will follow. All are welcome. For location and more information, call Ellen at 303-526-7446.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
The students from Montessori School of Evergreen are collecting children's books for the students at a Montessori School in Tanzania. Books may be dropped off at either the Troutdale campus at 29740 Troutdale Scenic Drive or the Marshdale campus at 6979 Highway 73 in Evergreen.
Mt. Evans Hospice offers suicide survivors group
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice has joined with Heartbeat, a national suicide survivors organization, to offer a drop-in support group for friends and family of suicide victims. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans grief professionals and Heartbeat volunteers, provides education and support in a confidential environment. The Suicide Survivors group meets the third Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400. To learn more about Heartbeat or to explore issues of interest to suicide survivors, visit www.heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org.
Regional business after hours event at Bandimere Speedway
Area chambers of commerce will host a regional business after hours event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Bandimere Speedway. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for non-members.
Sheriff’s Office Youth Academy starting in June
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2013 Youth Academy. This free academy is for young people between the ages of 14 and 20, and offers them a peek inside their local law enforcement agency. The academy will be held from from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 3-7, at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. To apply, visit http://bit.ly/XRp1j2. For more information, contact Deputy Michelle Lucero at 303-435-5477.
Musicians and entertainers wanted for July 4 Freedom Run
Freedom Run 5K organizers are seeking local musicians and other entertainers willing to perform along the race course from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 4. This is the Freedom Run’s 32nd year and, as always, all proceeds benefit Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice. The race begins at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness with a big post-race party. If you are interested, contact Heather Boor at Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introduction to the Internet for your Job Search
Introduction to the Internet for your Job Search will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn how to use the Internet and explore a variety of websites to find current job openings. Workshop is free. Space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Geothermal Energy for Island Communities
A discussion titled Geothermal Energy for Island Communities will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at NREL Education Center, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden. The event will be presented by Charlie Visser, principal geologist, Systems Engineering and Program Integration at NREL. For information, call 303-384-6565. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation. For information about upcoming events, visit http://www.nrel.gov/education_center/.
Community blood drive
A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, inside Bonfils’ bus located at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
Memorial Day Service
The public is invited to a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, honoring all veterans at the Peace Memorial in Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will participate. There will be a presentation of the veterans to be honored this year, including longtime residents Richard Gilbert and Edward Gaburo, who both passed away this year. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves in the park. Should one inadvertently be left off the grave of a veteran, please stop by the park office to obtain a flag. For information, call 303-674-7750.
Caregiver Survival Skills
Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. May’s topic will be “Palliative and Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s Patients,” and is presented by Dave Hoppe of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. This program will address making sure patients get the best end-of-life care either at home or in a skilled nursing facility. The free seminar will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.
A resume-writing workshop will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn the newest techniques for building a resume, how to update your existing resume, resume do's and don'ts, and the fundamentals of writing a cover letter. The workshop is free, but space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-7552, ext. 18.
Silent auction, benefit concert
A silent auction and benefit concert for 4-year-old Boden Petersburg will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at First Baptist Church of Evergreen, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Boden was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in September. The band Dakota Blonde will perform. For more information on the Petersburg family, visit www.mylifeline.org/bodenpetersburg. For questions, call Lisa at 719-339-9631.
Mobile spay/neuter clinics
Foothills Animal Shelter will offer its mobile spay/neuter clinics in May and June throughout Jefferson County. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Surgery space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed. Pets go home the same day. Pet owners should pick up their pet between 3 and 4 p.m. Pricing is $20 for cats and $60 for dogs (cash/credit card only). Vaccinations, microchips and licenses can also be purchased for additional fees. For more information or locations, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.
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 Museum seeks volunteers
Hiwan Homestead Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with its Arts of the Tribal Southwest and Colorado History programs, working closely with children from throughout the metro area. Programs are offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday. Volunteers are asked to contribute at least two mornings a month during the school year. Training and mentoring are provided. Call Andy Spencer at 720-497-7650 or e-mail email@example.com to sign up or to request more information.
Cooking Matters looking for instructors
The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to teach Cooking Matters classes at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer and possibly other community venues. Volunteer opportunities include chef instructors, nutrition instructors and general class support. Through the expertise of volunteer instructors, Cooking Matters participants learn to shop smarter, make healthier food choices and cook delicious meals while staying within their family budget. Training, class supplies and materials, lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. For more information, contact Laurie Walowitz at 303-838-7552, ext. 30, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Evans offers adult grief support group
Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The next group will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings will be held once a week for eight weeks at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400.
Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a free monthly support group for people grieving the death of a spouse. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals, encourages discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. A light supper is provided. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
Jeffco Public Health offers video clinics
Jefferson County Public Health is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics. Every month, a JCPH family planning registered nurse, Melanie Rogers, “Mel” will talk about different family planning topics. Sex Ed with Mel in 30 Minutes or Less is an educational monthly video series that can be accessed on the JCPH website at http://jeffco.us/health/health_T111_R122.htm.
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.
Evergreen Library computer classes
Call 303-235-5275 to register for an appointment for Computer Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics or E-mail Basics.
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.
Living Awareness Meditation
Living Awareness Meditation is held from noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursdays at Douglas Hall next to The Church of the Transfiguration. Drop-ins are welcome at any level of meditation experience.
Colorado State Parks' lifetime pass for seniors available
Colorado State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass. The Lifetime Senior Passes is available for $300 and will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
Interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids
An interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids ages 5 to 9 will be held the first Sunday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Wellness Center, 28577 Buffalo Park Road (across from library). For more information or to register, contact Margie at 303-523-9941 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Progressive Parents will present a Coffee Talk (because coffee is stronger than tea) at 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Ice House Café downtown. This is a forward-thinking, family-focused organization where you can learn, share and act. Come to discuss current events and make your voice heard. There is no time or monetary commitment. We also meet at other times if these are inconvenient for you. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.progressiveparents.blogspot.com.
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.
Join others who share an interest in metaphysics, energy healing and meditation. These ongoing free workshops will offer a continuing series of metaphysical studies. Gatherings will be held the first and third Saturday mornings of the month. For information, call Susan at 303-697-9427.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
With Women will be hosting a 12-session, a la carte pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum series in North Evergreen on Saturday mornings. Pick and choose the classes that are of most interest to you. For information, call Gina at 303-674-1685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.with-women.com.
Early-childhood family education offers eight different weekly classes for families in the mountain community with children from newborn through kindergarten. The one-hour classes run Monday through Thursday at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer. To register or for information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 17.
Free computer classes at Evergreen Library
Classes at all Jefferson County Public Library locations are listed at http://jefferson.lib.co.us. Evergreen Library is at 5000 Highway 73 at Buffalo Creek Road. For information, call 303-674-0780.