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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com.

WEDNESDAY

Evergreen Camera Club to meet

An Evergreen Camera Club tips and Ttchniques meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway. This month’s meeting will cover software to create perfect images. All skill levels are welcome. There is no charge to visit a club meeting. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call

Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.

THURSDAY

EChO Jobs Center online job search workshop

EChO’s Jobs Center will offer a free workshop called Online Job Search Success on Thursday, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn about the best websites that can help you in the search for employment including Connecting Colorado. Contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to reserve your spot.

Invasive weed workshop

The Native Plant Master program will offer an introduction to invasive weed management class on Thursday, 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. To register, visit http://npm.eventbrite.com.

FRIDAY

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

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.

SATURDAY

Painting birdhouses

Paint birdhouses to add whimsy to your home at a class with Sally Davidson-Marovich from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Reservations requested; $45 fee. For more information, call 303-674-5429.

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

Montessori School of Evergreen open house

Montessori School of Evergreen will have an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Marshdale campus, 6979 Highway 73. Visit classrooms, talk to teachers, meet the new head of school and let your children experiment with Montessori educational materials. For more information, call 303-674-0093.

Chamber workshop on marketing your business

The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will offer how to market your local business via the web and Facebook from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building. Tickets are $5 per person for members and $10 for non-members.

EChO Jobs Center web design workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will host a free workshop on web design for small businesses from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the center in Evergreen North near the EChO Resale Shop. Learn about basic web design, how to write engaging content, and practice creating a site that is right for your business. Space is limited. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact 303-670-7123 or jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org for more information.

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

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

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.

Alzheimer’s support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and 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 and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

Antique appraisals at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Jefferson County Historical Society has arranged for professional antique experts to evaluate your antiques and give verbal appraisals. The appraisers have a wide range of expertise including paintings, prints, Native American artifacts, glassware, books, toys, collectibles and more. The appraisal will be at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for each item appraised is $5 cash with a limit of five items per person. All proceeds will benefit Hiwan Homestead Museum’s programs and activities sponsored by JCHS. The museum will be open for guided tours during the appraisal. Pre-registration for the appraisals is encouraged. To pre-register, call 303-233-5351.No furniture, firearms, gold or precious stones.

Preschool Nature Nuts: Who’s Hatching?

Lookout Mountain Nature Center will host Preschool Nature Nuts: Who’s Hatching? at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. April 8, 9 and 11 at the nature center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden. Sing songs, hear a story, and make a craft as you learn how a bird hatches from an egg and grows up in its nest. This program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. To register, visit http://bit.ly/LMNCEventbrite. For more information, call 720-497-7600.

Introduction to becoming a Love & Logic Parent

An introduction to becoming a Love & Logic Parent will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 10 at Montessori School of Evergreen, 29740 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. Raise children who are self-confident, motivated and ready for the real world with this win-win approach to parenting. Child care will be provided. For more information, contact Michaela Bader at info@montessori-evergreen.org or call 303-674-0093.

Legendary ladies

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a program about seven legendary ladies who became part of the lore of the West at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Timbervale Barn next to the museum. Portrayed by members of the Legendary Ladies non-profit educational women’s performance organization, you’ll meet Mother Jones, Emily Griffith, Mother Cabrini, Rosamond Underwood, Captain Jack, Helen Hunt Jackson and Prairie Rose Henderson. This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society; there is a fee of $10 per person. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 to reserve your spot.

Mattress sale to benefit EHS instrumental music

The Evergreen High School instrumental music department will host its fifth annual mattress sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, in the high school main hallway. Mattresses are available for up to 60 percent off retail prices, and frames and pillows are also available. For more information, e-mail Tony at uniquefundraiser@gmail.com or call 303-916-7767.

 

Junior Naturalists: Skunks and Porcupines

Lookout Mountain Nature Center will present Junior Naturalists: Skunks and Porcupines at 1 p.m. April 12 at Mount Falcon Park West, 21004 Mount Falcon Road, Indian Hills. Skunks and porcupines though have found different ways to protect themselves. For children 6 to 10 with an adult. There will be an easy one-mile hike. Meet the naturalist by the trailhead in the west parking lot. To register, visit http://bit.ly/JrNaturalistsSkunks. For more information, call 720-497-7600.

Moonlight Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month and is open to those interested in gardening in the high altitude environment. The next meeting will be on April 14 at 6 p.m. in the home of a local gardener. The April meeting will be a salad potluck where the group will plan programs and events for the fall of 2015 and for 2016. For more information, contact Joyce Cassidy at joyce.cassidy@cassidycm.com.

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike will be from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden Take a gentle hike through the meadow at the center to heighten all the senses to Mother Earth, followed by a flowing yoga practice honoring this beautiful planet we share with all other life. Bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothing for yoga and the hike as well as sturdy, outdoor footwear for the hike. Register at http://bit.ly/EarthDayYoga.

Earth Day star party

An Earth Day star party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 West Morrison Road, Lakewood. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the spring night sky at the park. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up for viewing opportunities. After viewing, enjoy a marshmallow roast around the fire. Cost is $2 per person, and the park entrance fee is waived. To register, visit

www.lakewood.org/BCLPevents or call them at 303-697-6159. Registration code is “Earth Day Star Party, Activity No. 159937.

Growing flowers in Colorado

A presentation called Flowers: the Where, What and How of Growing Flowers in Colorado will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Learn the basics of designing or re-designing a flower garden, site selection and how to create fabulous flowering containers. Cost is $40. Register at http://sprflowers.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jefferson County CSU Extension at 303-271-6620.

Blood drive

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

 

Mountain Area Home & Garden Show

The Rotary Clubs of Conifer and Evergreen will host the 10th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Conifer High School in April 25 and 26. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. In 10 years, the show has raised more than $125,000 for local nonprofits. For more information, visit www.homeshowcolorado.com.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. The next meeting is April 26. 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.

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.

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_....

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.