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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

EPRD to hold neighborhood meetings

Evergreen Park & Recreation District will hold neighborhood meetings in April to give the community an opportunity to learn more about what’s going on in the district’s parks. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com. Meeting dates, times and locations are:

• Evergreen Lake Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road.

• Evergreen south parks (Wulf Park, Marshdale Park, Alderfer Meadow and Barn, Buffalo Park) from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the community room at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen.

Jeffco Open Space

to host Trails Talk forum

Jeffco Open Space is providing a new format for dialog on experiences in the parks and on the trails. Trails Talk will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the ballroom at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Trails Talk will highlight the philosophy behind trail-building, the debut of a new trail condition ratings system and how the public can get involved in future working groups.

Evergreen’s quest to become arts district

Attend a forum on Evergreen’s work to become a state Creative Industries arts district from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Center for the Arts Evergreen, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information, call 303-674-0056.

Mountain-climbing presentation

Renowned alpinist George Lowe will discuss his ascents around the world including the Himalayas from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. Cost is $26.95 for a Nepalese-themed buffet and the presentation, or $10 for the presentation only. Reservations are recommended at 303-526-0616 or visit www.mountvernoncc.com.

Free health-care planning assistance

Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice invites residents to visit its Evergreen offices on National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, to learn how to guide their medical treatment in the event they can no longer make healthcare decisions. People will be able to pick up advance directive forms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will detail what life-prolonging treatment doctors may apply should a person be unable to communicate their wishes directly. At 4:30 p.m., Golden attorney and registered nurse Janine Guillen will present “Advance Care Planning and How it Affects you.” The Mount Evans offices are at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen. To learn more, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400, or visit the National Healthcare Decision Day website at www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.

Fanciful Egg Boxes

A class on making fanciful egg boxes will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Made from cardboard boxes, egg boxes’ glitter and embellishments make them perfect for hiding presents. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

THURSDAY

Evergreen town hall meeting

An Evergreen town hall meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Evergreen Lake House. For more information, contact Jim Gorman at 303-674-9816.

FRIDAY

Easter egg hunt

Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host an Easter egg hunt starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Buchanan pool. Times are 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. for children ages 1-3; 5:45 to 6 p.m. for children ages 4-6; and
6 to 6:15 p.m. for children 7 and over. Parents are encouraged to dress the kids in swimsuits, grab their goggles and a plastic bag, and collect Easter treats. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos with kids. Parents must accompany children age 6 and under in pool.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

RMAE performs musical comedy

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s middle-school students will perform “The Bard is Back,” a musical comedy featuring Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive. Tickets are $8 and $10 and are available online at www. Thebardisback.brownpapertickets.com.

SATURDAY

Mountain Area Earth Day Fair

The 2014 Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Evergreen Lake House. Admission and parking are free, and a shuttle will be available. Donations are encouraged. At 11 a.m., Tupper and Karla Briggs of EAS+Y will present a puppet show about the importance of taking reusable bags to the grocery store. Each child will receive a free reusable bag to take home. At 1 p.m., Russell Clayshulte and other members of the Bear Creek Watershed Association will present a synopsis of its Watershed 102 course. At 3 p.m., Hawkquest will give show its live raptors.

Knead Bread: Sweet Potato

A class called Knead Bread: Sweet Potato will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. This class combines bread additives with regional favorites and pairs the bread with the appropriate wine. This class focuses on sweet potato. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

Yard sale to support EHS music

The Evergreen High School Music Department is holding a multi-family yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the high school front parking lot. Proceeds support the music department.

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.

TUESDAY

Learn about wills

Learn about the benefits of a will and how those benefits can protect your family at a free seminar presented by attorney Timothy S. Wilson from Sell’s Law Firm. The seminar will be at Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Highway 74, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Mutton bustin’ at the Evergreen Rodeo

The Evergreen Rodeo Association has opened registration for its annual mutton bustin’ event at the 2 p.m. rodeo on June 14. Children must be ages 5 to 7 and weigh less than 55 pounds. Registration slots are limited. Visit http://www.evergreen

rodeo.com/mutton.php for more information.

Evergreen Library activities

• April Antics will be at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Evergreen Library Children’s staff will perform its annual Reader’s Theater, presenting three stories adapted from children’s picture books.

• Saturday at the Movies will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19. Free popcorn and drinks will be served at this family movie.

• Young Readers Book Club will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 21.

Chamber Membership 201

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 201 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 23, in the RE/MAX Board Room above the chamber offices at 30480 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite C. Learn how to best utilize the chamber web portal, which is included with membership. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

Volunteers needed for Evergreen 9Health Fair

Volunteers are needed to staff the 9Health Fair from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at Bergen Valley Elementary School. Non-medical positions include greeters, registration assistants, cashiers, screening assistants, lab assistants, volunteer check-in and hospitality, and parking assistants. Medical volunteer positions include phlebotomists, blood pressure/pulse screeners, first-aid and additional medical-screening staff. To volunteer or for more information, contact Heather Boor at Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice at 303-674-6400 or e-mail hboor@MtEvans.org.

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.

Mountain Area Home & Garden Show

The Mountain Area Home & Garden Show will be April 26 and 27 at Evergreen High School. The event will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from this show are donated back to the community through the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary foundations. Tickets are a $5 donation per adult for the weekend. Children and students under 8 are free. Bring two food items for the Evergreen Christian Outreach food pantry and get a half-price ticket.

Good News Breakfast

The 24th annual Good News Breakfast, which honors those who make positive contributions to the community, will be from 6:59 to 8:29 a.m. April 29 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. A special award will be given to Dr. Cindy Stevenson, Jeffco Schools superintendent from 2002 to 2014. Tickets are $13 and are available at www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-good-news-breakfast-tickets.com or at the door the day of the event.

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 mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

Community blood drives

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, inside the Bloodmobile Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 29 at Clear Creek High School, 185 Beaver Brook Canyon Road, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kara Butterworth at 303-679-4600.

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, inside the Bloodmobile at 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 community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, inside the Bloodmobile at 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.

‘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.

Ducks Unlimited banquet

The Evergreen Ducks Unlimited fund-raising banquet will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Hiwan Golf Club. Tickets are $60 for adults and $15 for junior Ducks Unlimited members. The live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.ducks.org/colorado/events/33291/evergreen-dinner. Pre-event raffle tickets and sponsorships also are available. For more information, contact Bob Snyder at 918-625-5692.

David Cuin and Anne Vickstrom will debut their new photo journal, Seasons of  

Evergreen, at Hearthfire Books in Bergen Village on Saturday, May 3, from 5 to7 p.m. with a brief talk by the authors at 5:30 p.m. The book is a collection of photographs that features a little history, a taste of all that Evergreen offers today and the beauty of this community each season. A percentage of book sales will be donated to Evergreen nonprofit organizations. Pre-sales of books are being accepted by calling 303-670-4549 or info@hearthfirebooks.com.

Spring Fling-It Recycle Fest

The fourth annual Spring Fling-It Recycle Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Conifer High School. In addition to the typical recycling, the event takes electronics, scrap metal, mobility devices, child car seats and Styrofoam blocks, plus it offers document shredding. No household hazardous waste, cleaners, paints, stains, batteries, motor oil or plastic bags. For more information, e-mail Susan Imming at suznconifer@ecentral.com.

Foothills Genealogical Society to meet

Foothills Genealogical Society will meet on May 14 at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. A potluck luncheon provided by members will start at 11:30 before the meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. The topic is “The Story of Lakeside Amusement Park” presented by David Forsyth.

Ghost Towns of the Rockies

Ghost Towns of the Rockies will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Timbervale Barn adjacent to Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. The event will feature Preethi Burkholder, author of the guidebook “Ghost Towns of the Rockies.” Tickets are $10 per person; advance registration is required. To register or for information, call 720-497-7650. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson County Historical Society and mailed to the museum.

EPAD annual golf tournament

The 12th annual Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation golf tournament will be Monday, May 19, at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds help place AEDs in the Evergreen community and allow volunteers to teach free CPR to Evergreen residents and businesses. For more information, call Dave at 303-552-4609 or visit www.evergreenpad.org

Pioneerpalooza at Hiwan Museum

Hiwan Homestead Museum’s annual Discovery Days summer kids education program has a new theme this year: Pioneerpalooza. This program will take your child back to a simpler time as they explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. Children ages 6-13 years will discover the past through enriching and engaging activities in a wholesome summer experience to remember. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, to Friday, June 13 and is open to children ages 6 to13. Campers will get a free supervised lunch each day. The cost is $100 for the week; pre-registration is required and space is limited. The Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. To register or for more information, visit www.jchscolorado.org or contact Andy Spencer, education coordinator, at 720-497-7654 or e-mail aspencer@jeffco.us.

Life at Medlen School

Children can learn about life for mountain children in 1920s Colorado at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Medlen School, a one-room schoolhouse on South Turkey Creek Road. Students will read from McGuffey readers, write with pen and ink, take part in a spelling bee, perform a part in a play, make hand-churned ice cream, make lemonade with real lemons, and participate in other authentic activities. There are three three-day sessions: June 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen Library and at the mountain schools. Forms can also be downloaded from the JCHS website, www.jchscolorado.com. For more information, call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

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.

14th annual Indian Market & Powwow

The Tesoro Cultural Center will host the 14th annual Indian Market & Powwow on Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of The Fort restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and features native Southwestern art, cuisine, dance, music and hands-on educational activities for the kids. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with a valid ID. Seniors, Tesoro members, and children under 12 are admitted free. 
For more information about the Tesoro Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.

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_....

Chamber seeks volunteers

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce is actively seeking volunteers. Apply by e-mail at admin@evergreenchamber.org 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 office@evergreenumc.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 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.

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 jsteinle@jeffco.us.

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.