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WEDNESDAY

RMLF book talks

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book: “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Evergreen chamber board meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, call 303-674-3412.

 

Evergreen Lake concert

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

THURSDAY

Conifer chamber business-after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at a location to be determined. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Lariat Lodge, 27618 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. The hour-long meetings include breakfast, club business and a guest speaker from a local business or organization. Stop by a Thursday morning meeting or visit BlueSpruceKiwanis.org.

 

FRIDAY

Teen anime club

Evergreen Library will host a teen anime club from 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 at the library, 5000 Highway 73. The library is screening new and old favorites with discussion. Costumes welcome. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.

 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Garage, bake sale at Shepherd of the Rockies

Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Church, 106 Rosalie Road, will host its annual garage and bake sale on Friday, Aug 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchase gently used items, lunch, drinks and baked goods.

 

SATURDAY

Movie in the Grove

Movie in the Grove will start at dusk on Saturday, Aug. 19, in Heritage Grove on Meadow Drive in Evergreen. Enjoy popcorn and treats while watching a classic movie with piano accompaniment by Hank Troy.  

 

Youth farmers market at Buffalo Park Community Garden

Students from Wilmot Elementary and Evergreen High School will host a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays from Aug. 19 through Oct. 28. The produce comes from Denver Urban Gardens and Slow Food Denver.

 

Aspen Park Summer Market

The Aspen Park Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Red Roof Relics, 25871 Duran Ave., Conifer. The market, sponsored by Red Roof Relics and Mountain Country Far, will be open every other Saturday until Oct. 28. For more information, e-mail mountaincountryfarm@gmail.com.

 

Evergreen Bluegrass Festival

The third annual Evergreen Bluegrass Festival will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Evergreen Rodeo Grounds. Several well-known bluegrass bands will perform. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit evergreenbluegrassfestival.org.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• Aug. 19-20 at Foothills Fire Station at El Rancho

• Aug. 26-27 at 8335 Settlers Drive parking lot in Morrison

 

SUNDAY

Evergreen Kids Triathlon

The Evergreen Kids Triathlon will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. Participants will swim in Buchanan Pool, run on the Pioneer Trail or on the dirt road near Buchanan Trail, and ride their bikes on the Buchanan Trail. The event is a fund-raiser for the Evergreen Park and Recreation District Special Needs program. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

MONDAY

See the solar eclipse

Evergreen Library will distribute free eclipse glasses from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 thanks to donations from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Research Corporation and Google.  Meet at the entryway of the library for a viewing event, hosted by Open Space’s astronomy volunteer Jim Cappa. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.

 

TUESDAY

Evergreen farmers market

A farmers market will be held every Tuesday through Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot. This is the farmers market's 17th season. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Historical authors book signing

Area authors who have written about Evergreen's history will have a book launch and signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Elk Run Assisted Living, 31383 Frost Way, Evergreen. For more information, call Kristina at 303-679-8777.

 

Conifer chamber after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Southern View Sound and Music in Conifer. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Bestsellers to Blockbusters: ‘The Hunger Games’

Evergreen Library will host a discussion for teens in grades six to 12 about “The Hunger Games” and its transition from a book to a movie from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Discuss the book and watch the movie. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.

 

Evergreen Audubon annual bash and benefit

Evergreen Audubon will host its annual bash and benefit from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Hiwan Golf Club. Celebrating “Our Mountain Birds,” the evening includes refreshments, a silent auction, games and entertainment to benefit the Evergreen Nature Center. For more information, including a list of auction items, and to purchase tickets, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org.

 

Conifer chamber board to meet

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Conifer. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

EChO Artisans Market

Evergreen Christian Outreach will conduct an artisans market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 outside the EChO Resale Shop in Evergreen North. EChO is still looking for vendors. It costs $15 per event for a spot. For more information, visit www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Health & Safety Day

Evergreen Fire/Rescue will conduct its annual Health & Safety Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at its Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The day includes a pancake breakfast, blood drive, bicycle safety course for kids, animal adoptions, wildland fire forum, fire truck rides, fire demonstrations and extinguisher services. For more information, visit evergreenfirerescue.com.

 

Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

The 51st annual Evergreen Fine Arts Festival will be in Heritage Grove from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26-27. This annual juried art show is sponsored by the Evergreen Artists Association and is free. Heritage Grove is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, visit evergreenfineartsfestival.com.

 

Candidate meet-and-greet

A Republican candidate meet and greet will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Indian Hills Community Center, 5381 Parmalee Gulch Road. Sheriff Jeff Shrader, Reps. Tim Leonard and Justin Everett, Sen. Tim Neville and state Senate Tony Sanchez are expected to attend.

 

Fund-raising concert for Colorado Horsecare Foodbank

Colorado Horsecare Foodbank will host a fund-raising country-music concert on Saturday, Aug. 26, at ESCO Construction’s meadow on Brook Forest Road in Evergreen. Proceeds will be used to buy and stockpile hay for Colorado horse owners facing financial hardship. Jon Chandler and Zoe Anderson will perform. Tickets, which include a barbecue dinner, are $65 for general admission seating and $80 for up-front VIP seating. Purchase tickets at horsefoodbank.ejoinme.org/horsecare.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

PLAN Jeffco summer Picnic in the Park

PLAN Jeffco will host a summer Picnic in the Park to celebrate its 45th anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, 910 Colorow Road in Golden. The event is free to attend and open to the public. Guests can pack their own picnic dinners or purchase food from food trucks onsite. Additionally, three 30-minute guided hikes will be available. Mary Ann Bonnell, Jefferson County Open Space Visitor Services Manager, will provide a keynote lecture at 6 p.m. Advance registration is encouraged. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/plan-jeffco-45th-birthday-picnic-in-the-park-tickets-35798466176.

 

Tunisia to perform at Evergreen Lake

Tunisia will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

‘Classic Night at Cactus Jack’s’

The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s “Classic Night at Cactus Jack’s” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information and tickets, visit evergreenchamberorch.org.

 

Teen writing group

Evergreen Library will host a teen writing group from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at the library, 5000 Highway 73. The group is a place to share your work and explore writing topics and styles. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.

 

SRC outing to the Denver Botanic Gardens

The Seniors’ Resource Center will host a trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens on Thursday, Aug. 31. The bus leaves the SRC at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. Enjoy lunch at a café or bring a picnic lunch. Admission is $8 per person for a group of 10. RSVP to 303-674-2843.

 

Queen City Jazz Band to perform

The Queen City Jazz Band will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at El Rancho Brewery. Tickets are $10 at the door.

 

Marking your business with Evergreen chamber

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a workshop on marketing your business with the chamber at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The next clinic will be Sept. 7. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Pre-registration for individual 15-minute appointments are available in person or by calling 303-235-5275 the day of the clinic.

 

Destinations Unknown

Susan Hammond from Endless Travel will provide an armchair English literary tour from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. If you would like to give a presentation on a trip, contact Sherri Seymour at sherri.seymour@jeffcolibrary.org

 

Mount Evans Hospice seeking angel-makers

Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice is looking for volunteers to create angels as part of a fund-raiser for the organization. Angel-making sessions are Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon from Sept. 8 through Nov. 3. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or email LCarpenter@MountEvans.org.

 

Big Chili Cook-off

The Big Chili Cook-off, Music & Arts Festival will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Buchanan Park in Evergreen. The event will include art, vendors, live music, and chili tasting and judging, with awards given at 5:15 p.m. The firefighter challenge will begin at noon. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bigchili.org.

Parent/child workshop on creating healthy meals

Parents and kids can learn about creating healthy meals from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Gray Jessiman from Natural Grocers will conduct the workshop. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Flower-arranging workshop

Evergreen Library will host a workshop on flower arranging from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Learn to make fresh flower arrangements. No experience required. Suitable for adults and teens. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Hard Hats & High Heels

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. For more information, visit bluesprucehabitat.org.

 

Bowls After Dark evening gala

The Bowls After Dark evening gala, the signature fund-raising event that  

supports Mountain Resource Center’s mission, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee. Visit www.mrcco.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.org.

 

Rotary Recycle Roundup

Evergreen Rotary’s 10th annual Recycle Roundup Day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Evergreen Country Day School.

 

Evergreen Audubon volunteer opportunities

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to get involved with its programs and community outreach. Opportunities are available to work with children or adults; alone or with others; outside or inside; periodically or regularly. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact Colleen Kulesza, director, at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

Registration open for Evergreen Nature Center’s kids’ programs

Registration is open for weekly after-school programs and summer day camps sponsored by Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at call 303-330-0489.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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 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 Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

The ArtAloha! Club’s Evergreen branch meets the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at various outdoor locations and the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in studio. For more information and locations, contact Heather Williams at ArtAlohabyHeather@gmail.com.

 

Ukulele Club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Wilmot Elementary School, 5124 S. Hatch Drive, Evergreen. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org

 

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free career development. Call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123 for an appointment for assistance in job readiness, networking opportunities and the application process. The office is at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6.

 

Open computer lab

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free open computer lab every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Practice newly learned computer skills or work on workforce goals such as resumes or job searching. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

EChO Jobs Center tech time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free tech time every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. One-on-one computer help is available, so bring questions for hands-on answers. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org 

 

Elk Run looking for volunteers

Augustana Elk Run is looking for volunteers. Fill out an application at 31383 Frost Way or call 303-679-8777 if you are interested.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at various locations in the foothills. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Celia Fenton at 303-816-9646.

 

Mount Evans offers ‘death of a parent’ support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers an open educational/support group called “Grieving the Death of a Parent.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for adults who have lost a parent and would like to explore the grieving process. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Mount Evans offers support groups for bereaved spouses

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers two free monthly support groups for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. The groups, which are facilitated by bereavement professionals, encourage discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” groups meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Affordable veterinarian clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter offers affordable vaccine, license and microchip clinics to help pet owners keep their pets healthy from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.org.

 

Free yoga class for veterans

Veterans are invited to free yoga classes tailored to their needs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway behind Kaiser Permanente. For more information, contact Nick’s at 303-674-6902.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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 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 Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Bingo at Evergreen Elks

Bingo is played the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. The first of eight games starts at 6:30 p.m. A Seniors’ Resource Center bus picks up participants at 5:15 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Village and at 5:30 p.m. at Green Ridge Meadow Apartments. For more information, call Rita Collette at 720-272-9165.

 

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.

 

Elk Run looking for visitors

Augustana Elk Run is looking for friendly visitors to have chats, play games, take walks and read to residents. Call 303-679-8777, and we can match your talents with our many needs.

 

EChO offers beginning art classes

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio in Evergreen North offers free beginning classes to learn a new craft: sewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, knitting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, mosaics from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and knitting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

 

Workshop for experienced knitters, sewers

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Enrichment Center Art Studio offers free workshop for knitters and sewers to grab a cup of coffee and socialize while they create. Sew and knit items to be sold in the Resale store to help the community. Proceeds help clients in need. Knitting is 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, and sewing from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 303-670-7123 or e-mail jennie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to sign up or for more information.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

Platte Canyon Artists Guild meets every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Platte Canyon Fire Station No. 2 on U.S. 285 at Crow Hill.

 

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.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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 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 Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.