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District, board seek budget input
Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input from parents, teachers, students and community members as the district shapes its 2014-15 spending plan.
A survey is posted at www.surveymonkey.com/s/FPYYXMC and offers an opportunity to voice opinions on financial matters and priorities. The school board will approve the district’s budget in June.
Along with the survey, school board members will be hosting community meetings to discuss the budget and other issues:
• 6 to 7 p.m. March 5 — Chatfield High School and Arvada West High School.
• 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 8 — Dakota Ridge High School and Lakewood High School.
The next Jeffco school board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Golden High School, 701 24th St. For more information, visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org.
A Great Decisions talk will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Join the group for in-depth conversations about some of today’s most complicated and important U.S. foreign-policy topics. Though reservations are not required, it is highly recommended that participants come prepared by reading the article on the session’s topic.
Love and Logic Way workshops
The Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Wellness Now and the Mountain Area Pregnancy Center will host a Parenting the Love and Logic Way workshop on Thursdays through March 6 at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive, Evergreen, for parents and caregivers of children ages 7-12. The workshop will be facilitated by Maribeth Flanagan, licensed professional counselor and life coach at Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Cost is $35 per person or $50 per couple. Limited child care spots available. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call Wendy Kitting, MAPC client services director, at 303-674-5881 or e-mail email@example.com.
Chamber to host Annual Honoree Celebration
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Honoree Celebration from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive. Cost is $25 per person; appetizers and drinks included. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org, or call 303-674-3412.
Childbirth preparation classes
Mountain Area Childbirth will host a series childbirth preparation classes on Thursday evenings March 6-27. These comprehensive classes are designed to help families prepare for birth in hospital, home or birth center settings. For more information, visit www.MountainAreaChildbirth.com. To register, contact Gina DeRosa at info@MountainAreaChildbirth.com or call 720-282-1428.
P.E.O. Chapter FR to meet
P.E.O. Chapter FR will meet for a coffee at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 7. The location is the one listed in the directory. There will be an election and installation of officers, and the election of a delegate and alternate to the state convention. For information, call 303-679-9689.
Learn to Cross Stitch
A class titled Learn to Cross Stitch will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Learn to cross-stitch and take home a book mark. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org, or call 303-674-5429.
Wulf fitness room opens
Wulf Recreation Center's new fitness room opened March 3. The center is offering free cycling classes through March 7. Wulf is located at 5300 S. Olive Road. For more information or to register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victorian Fashion Show re-scheduled
The Victorian Fashion Show will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Timbervale Barn, 4132 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Cost is $10 per person and includes refreshments. Funds benefits the Jefferson County Historical Society. For more information, contact Meghan at 720-497-7650, Lee at 303-975-1151 or e-mail email@example.com.
Salvation Army training session
The Evergreen Extension Unit of the Salvation Army will hold a full-day training session for those who'd like to help during times of disaster both locally and elsewhere in the state. Training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Highway 74, Evergreen. Lunch will be served. There is no charge for the training, but only a limited number of volunteers can be accommodated. R.S.V.P. to Heather Galaska at 303-674-5144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Library Book Group to meet
The Evergreen Library Book Group meets to discuss various books from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Upcoming dates and books include: March 10, “Cutting Stone” by Abraham Verghese; April 14, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie” by Mary Ann Shaffer; May 12, “Mysteries and Legends of Colorado” by Jan Murphy; and June 9, “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.
A resume-writing workshop will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Mountain Resource Center at 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn the newest techniques for building a resume, how to update an existing resume, resume do's and don'ts, and the fundamentals of writing a cover letter. The workshop is free, and space is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-838-755,2 ext. 18.
Free affordable health care seminars offered
The Mountain Resource Center in Conifer offers weekly seminars to mountain-area residents looking for affordable health care, frequently with federal financial assistance. The weekly seminar is held Tuesdays and includes the following sessions: Overview presentation from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.; eligibility and plan shopping from 2 to 2:45 p.m.; and enrollment assistance from 3 to 4 p.m. Weekly seminars are held at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. For more information, visit www.mrcco.org or call 303-838-7552.
Active Parenting Now! classes
The Mountain Resource Center will offer Active Parenting Now! classes for six consecutive weeks through Tuesday, April 8. Classes are held from 1 to 3 p.m. or from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All classes will be at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. Learn positive discipline techniques to avoid those all-too-familiar power struggles. This program is free, however registration is necessary. To register or for more information, contact Laurie at 303-838-7552, ext. 30, or e-mail email@example.com.
Moonlight Garden Club to meet
The Moonlight Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the home of Louise Heern, 1331 Saddle Ridge Drive, Evergreen. Meetings are open to all those interested in gardening in the high-altitude environment. The program will be presented by Chuck Aid, who will speak about landscaping with an eye to attracting birds to our yards. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Carol Slaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-670-8396.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Seasonal flu immunization clinics
Jefferson County Public Health provides seasonal flu shots for individuals 6 months and older at its Arvada and Lakewood locations by appointment only. JCPH accepts some insurance. Jefferson County Public Health cannot bill Medicare. For information, an appointment and to check availability of vaccine, call 303-232-6301. Schedule this year’s vaccination through JCPH, your healthcare provider or find a flu shot clinic through Health and Human Services Flu Clinic Finder at http://www.flu.gov/stay-connected/vaccinelocator_2011.html. For more information, visit www.flu.gov.
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.
Evergreen Lake is open for ice skating
Evergreen Lake is open for ice skating. Admission is $7 for adults (age 19-59), $6 for youth (4-18), $5 for seniors/military and free for tots (3 and younger). Season passes, punch cards and sharpening are also available. Skate rentals are $7. All hours are weather permitting. To check skating conditions before coming to the lake to skate, call the hotline at 720-880-1391. Visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.
Wednesday Night Book Group to meet
The Wednesday Night Book Group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. The group will discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks.
Special-needs support group to meet
A special-needs support group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Panera Bread, 14740 W. Colfax Ave., No. 110, Suite 110, Lakewood. The group meets monthly for one hour to provide support to parents/caregivers/teachers with a special-needs child. Space is limited. To reserve your seat and for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-709-1431.
Online Marketing for Hospitality & Service Industry workshop
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Online Marketing for Hospitality & Service Industry workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Evergreen Fire/Rescue, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Learn the best ways to utilize social media, websites, online videos and e-mail marketing to grow your business. Tickets are $20 per person. Coffee and refreshments are provided. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its After-Hours Mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Alpine Ridge Salon and Day Spa & Studio B Evergreen, 27905 Meadow Drive. Dress comfortably for a restorative yoga class at 6 p.m. The class is free for all chamber members. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. For more information, visit www.EvergreenChamber.org or call 303-674-3412.
Nurses Night Out
The Mountain Professional Nurses Network will host Nurses Night Out for registered nurses at 4:30 p.m. March 13 at Tuscany Tavern, 32214 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. R.S.V.P. to Mary Pat at 303-674-9355 or e-mail email@example.com. Seating is based on availability.
Mountain Genealogy Society to meet
The Mountain Genealogy Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Church of the Hills, Evergreen. The program, presented by John Putnam, is titled "Teaching Grannies." Putnam traced five of his grandmothers who chose to teach. He tells their stories highlighting the disciplines of genealogy. For more information, contact Randi Marcos, 303-679-6797.
Word Basics will be offered from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73.
Community blood drives
• A community blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Ellen O’Connor at 720-320-4380 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 28, inside Bonfils’ bus 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.
Saturday at the Movies
Saturday at the Movies will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73.
Chamber Membership 101
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Membership 101 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the RE/MAX Board Room above the chamber offices, 30480 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite C. Coffee and pastries will be provided. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org, or call 303-674-3412.
‘The Reverend and the Reservation’ on display
Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a new exhibit titled The Reverend and the Reservation: American Indian Handicrafts from the Mounsey Family Collection. The show will feature works from the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota, which were maintained by Erneset Blezard Mounsey and his wife Marie. The exhibit will be on display through June. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 720-497-7650.
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.
Life After High School workshops
The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties will host free Life After High School workshops for youths with disabilities and their caregivers. Each session is free, and no registration is required. Seminars include: Tuesday, April 15 – Building Community Supports: Learn how to access recreation and leisure, transportation, and housing options in your community. For information, visit www.jeffcotag.info. Each workshop is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library of Creighton Middle School, 50 S. Kipling St., Lakewood. To request accommodations, leave a message at 303-982-6583 at least 10 days prior to the training date.
Bunny Express Train
Bunny Express Train — Rides & Candy will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. For more information, call the Colorado Railroad Museum at 303-279-4591, 800-365-6263 or visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.
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.
Registration open for EPRD School Break Camps
The Evergreen Park and Recreation District offers school break camps for kids from pre-kindergarten through middle school, including special-needs kids, on weekdays during winter and spring breaks. Kids will have fun playing games, doing crafts, swimming and going on field trips while their parents work or prepare for the holidays. For more information, contact Todd Sutton, EPRD’s children’s programs supervisor, at 720-880-1218, or e-mail email@example.com. For more information on Special Needs Camps, contact Maren Schreiber, EPRD’s special-populations coordinator, at 720-880-1219 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.