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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.  

THURSDAY

Dinner and Jazz at Keys on the Green

Dinner and Jazz at Keys on the Green to benefit the Evergreen Jazz Festival’s educational outreach will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the restaurant, 29614 Upper Bear Creek Road. Cost is $50 per person, with $25 of it tax deductible. For more information, visit www.evergreenjazz.org or call Sandi at 303-697-5467.

FRIDAY

Blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive in the bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 26. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

SATURDAY

Garden Expo

The Evergreen Garden Club's 50th anniversary Garden Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The expo will include classes and information on high-altitude gardening. Admission is free.

EHS class of 2005 reunion

The Evergreen High School class of 2005 is planning its reunion the weekend of June 27. For more information, contact Sarah Propeck at sarahpropeck@gmail.com.

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. No furniture, firearms, gold or precious stones.

Making paleo wraps

Learn how to make paleo wraps during a cooking demonstration from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at Natural Grocers, 1291 Bergen Parkway. The class is free and no reservations are required. For information about this class and other events at the store, visit www.naturalgrocers.com/EV.

3v3 soccer tournament

The national 3v3 Live tournament for soccer players U6 through adult will be start at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at Evergreen Middle School. For more information, contact Dauma Grava at dauma@grava.net.

SUNDAY

Outdoor Skills Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer Outdoor Skills Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Evergreen Lake. Activities will include duck calling, fishing, nature walks and wildlife recreation. Participants will be paired with seasoned instructors and experts in the various skills and have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. R.S.V.P. at www.register-ed.com/events/view/59976. 



Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at Evergreen Library. The next meeting is at 2 p.m. June 28. 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.

Music in the Grove

Music in the Grove will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Hiwan Heritage Homestead Grove pavilion. Listen to the Wayfaring Musicians and the Brook Forest Friends, an Evergreen-based band know for playing classic rock, up-country funk and blues. Area musicians are invited to participate in an open jam. For more information, contact Ron Isaacson 303-957-7369 or visit www.facebook.com/groups/music.evergreen.

TUESDAY

Farmers market in Bergen Park

The farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, in the Bergen Village Shopping Center. The market will run through Sept. 29.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Lake concert series

Rastasaurus with Mumblin’ Cousins will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. July 1at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Vietnam War commemoration

A Vietnam War commemoration is on display in the main display case at Evergreen Library through June 28. The Mountain Rendezvous Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a commemorative partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring this exhibit to the library. The display can be viewed during library hours.

 

Seasons of Our Mountains photo contest begins

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice is looking for the best photographs of the mountain community's scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2016 Seasons of Our Mountains calendar. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries Thirteen photographs will be selected by a community vote -— one to represent each month of the year and one for the cover. Rules and entry forms are available online at MountEvans.org and at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2015.

 

Teen grief support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, will offer a teen grief support group this summer. Meeting dates and times will be determined to accommodate participants’ schedules. For more information, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Volunteers needed for Evergreen Music Festival

Evergreen Music Festival on July 4 is seeking volunteers. For more information, contact Schaunon at 720-988-9914 (text/cell). 

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed for Freedom Run

Volunteers are needed to help at the 34th annual July 4 Freedom Run 5k. The 3.1-mile walk/run starts at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties such as registration, parking patrol, course safety, refreshments, finish line and clean-up. Volunteers receive a Freedom Run T-shirt. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO’s art studio classes

EChO’s Enrichment Center Art Studio offers beginning and advanced classes. All skill levels are encouraged to participate, and free supplies are provided.

• Beginning sewing is from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, and more experienced sewing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays;

• Mosaic planters and vases is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; and

• Knitting is from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays or a beginning class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

More experienced volunteers are welcome to attend workshops to create items that can be sold in EChO's Resale Shop with proceeds benefiting the organization or sell items on consignment. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to sign up or for more information.

 

Camp Comfort sessions

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has announced dates for its two 2015 Camp Comfort sessions: June 26-28 and July 24-26. This bereavement camp in the Rocky Mountains is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including workshops, recreation, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www.CampComfort.org or call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Indian Hills July 4 celebration

The Indian Hills July 4 celebration begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., followed by fire department demonstrations at 9 a.m. and a Air Life helicopter fly-in at 11 a.m. The parade will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Parmalee Gulch Road. No fireworks are planned. . The road will be closed from approximately 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. between Parmalee Elementary School and the Indian Hills post office. For more information, call 303-697-4568.

 

July 4 music festival

The Evergreen Music Festival and Art Show will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 4 at its new location, Buchanan Park. The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Frangelo jazz quintet, Katie Glassman & Snapshot, Queen City Jazz Band, Denver Brass, 3tles and Hazel Miller will perform. Children’s activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $10, teens 13 to 18 are $5 and children under 12 are free. Tickets may be purchased at www.evergreenmusicfestival.org.

 

LibLab: Crazy Cool Color

LibLab: Crazy Cool Color will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. For grades 1-6. Explore the crazy cool science of color. Registration is required and will start at 9 am a week before the show. Register online or call 303-235-5275.

 

Kids party at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a kids-only party for children 6 and older from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 13. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $10. The museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, visit https://jeffco.us/open-space/parks/hiwan-homestead-museum/.

 

Lake concert series

Bon Tee Cajun, with Kicked to the Curb Duo, will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Movie in the Grove

Movie in the Grove at Heritage Grove next to the Hiwan Homestead Museum will show the William S. Hart silent-movie classic “Tumbleweeds” beginning at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18. The movie will be accompanied by pianist Hank Troy. The museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, visit https://jeffco.us/open-space/parks/hiwan-homestead-museum/.

 

Blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive in the bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 24. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Montalvan to discuss his children’s book

New York Times best-selling author Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday will present their children’s book, “Tuesday Tucks Me In” at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23. For more information, visit hearthfirebooks.com.

 

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. 

 

World War II exhibit at Hiwan Museum

A new called exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and includes 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant. It runs through Nov. 15 at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Hiking groups

Lutheran Church of the Cross has two hiking options. In April through November, the moderate/agvanced group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and the beginner Group, which is slow paced with frequent stops, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be on the e-mail list for these hikes, call the church office at 303-674-4130 or e-mail info@l-c-c.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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_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.