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Learn about gardening
Learn about native plants for your garden and pollinators that will visit in a half- or full-day class taught by local experts on May 4 at the Jeffco fairgrounds. Gardening with pollinators will be from 9 a.m. to noon and native plant landscaping will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Call 303-271-6625 to register.
Learn to create wildlife-friendly gardens
Jamie Weiss, Audubon Rockies Habitat Hero coordinator, is the speaker at Evergreen Audubon’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road. Learn how to create wildlife-friendly gardens that help combat the loss of open spaces and create green corridors that link your wildscape to larger natural areas by providing habitat. For more information, visit www.evergreenaububon.org.
Mountain Diva Fashion Swap at Ascent Church
Ascent Church MOPS group will host a Ladies' Fashion Swap on Saturday, May 7, from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Cost is $3 to participate and you can get a new wardrobe. You need to bring five items to exchange. For details, search “Mountain Diva Fashion Swap” on Facebook or visit www.facebook.com/events/221101238244886/?
Workshop on civil discourse
A free workshop on civil discourse will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at Beau Jo’s in Idaho Springs. Learn skills to enable civility in tough conversations with professional facilitators. Register by May 5 to assure there are enough handouts. For more information or to register, contact Etta Satter at 303-674-0633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michael O’Leary at 720-648-4696 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mountain Resource Center to host Kentucky Derby fund-raiser
Mountain Resource Center will hold its first Mountain Derby Daze fund-raising event celebrating the tradition of the Kentucky Derby from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive. Traditional southern derby foods will be served as well as mint juleps, beer and wine. There will be wooden horse races, best derby hat and best derby attire contests. Tickets are $40 for individuals or $70 for couples. Tickets may be purchased at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by visiting www.mrcco.org.Sponsorships are available. Contact Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-838-7552, Ext. 26, for more information.
Ukulele Club to meet
The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, 3997 Evergreen Parkway. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 9. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at email@example.com.
View the planet Mercury
View the planet Mercury from 9 a.m. to noon May 9 at Mount Falcon Park East in Morrison, at the Lewis Ridge lot of Elk Meadow in Evergreen or at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood. The smallest planet in the solar system will pass near the center of the sun. Drop by to view this unique celestial event. Registration is not required. For more information, call 720-497-7600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about herb, vegetable container gardening
Learn about herb and vegetable container gardening at the Evergreen Moonlight Garden Club meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the home of a member. For more information and to learn the meeting location, contact Kelli Varner at email@example.com or Joyce Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
EHS class of ’86 reunion
The Evergreen High School class of 1986’s 30-year reunion will be June 24-26. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Mutton bustin’ registration open
Registration is open for mutton bustin’ at the Evergreen Rodeo on Father’s Day weekend. Kids 5 to 7 and under 55 pounds are eligible to ride sheep. To register, visit EvergreenRodeo.com.
Golfers, sponsorships wanted
Golfer and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 14th annual Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation golf tournament, which starts at 7:30 a.m. June 6 at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds go providing Evergreen and Conifer with access to automated external defibrillators and CPR classes. Visit www.evergreenpad.orgto register. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Student art contest
Sculpture Evergreen is sponsoring a student art contest for elementary and middle-school students in the greater Evergreen area. Each student will choose a Sculpture Evergreen sculpture as inspiration for an original painting, drawing, photo, sculpture or mixed-media artwork. Evergreen National Bank will display the art entries May 13-20 and host an artists’ celebration on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be awarded by grade level. Ask an art teacher or visit sculptureevergreen.org for an entry form and instructions.
LWV special meeting with Jeffco commissioners
The Jeffco League of Women Voters invites the public to attend its meeting with Jefferson County commissioners on Wednesday, May 11, in Golden. The League requested the meeting to establish a working relationship with the commissioners. There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required. The meeting will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jefferson County Administration Building, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden.
Book talk on Johnston’s ‘Descent’
HearthFire Books will host the Rocky Mountain Literary Festival monthly Book Talks. The first Book Talk will feature Tim Johnston's “Descent,” that takes place in the Colorado mountains at 6 p.m. May 11. Literary festival volunteers will lead discussions about the books at HearthFire Books the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Each book will be featured at the second annual Rocky Mountain Literary Festival October 15, 2016 at Mount Vernon Country Club.
Boogie at the (new) Barn
Boogie at the (new) Barn will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale. Subject2Change will perform at 6 p.m. with Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts performing at 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Mountain Resource Center. Tickets are $10, though donations are encouraged. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.BoogieattheBarn.com.
Taste of Evergreen
The fourth annual Taste of Evergreen will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Evergreen Lake House. Opportunities are still available for vendors at the event. For more information, contact the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce at 303-674-3412.
Youth fishing day camp
A youth fishing day camp sponsored by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District and Evergreen Trout Unlimited, will be Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buchanan ponds. Cost is just $30 for district residents or $38 for non-district residents. Trout Unlimited members will provide instruction in fly-tying, the study of insects, rod handling, casting a fly and understanding proper angling ethics. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.
Caregiver class at SRC
The Seniors’ Resource Center at 5120 Highway 73 in Evergreen, through a grant from The Colorado Respite Coalition, is offering a caregiver class from Lori Lemasters, founder of CarePartnersResource.com. The organization is a free membership site that assists caregivers with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one. The class is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 18. The class is free, but R.S.V.P. at 303-674-2843.
The annual Veterans Rendezvous will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer. A variety of resources will be available to help veterans, including medical screenings. For more information, contact Lauren Ferguson at 303-838-7552 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mountain Fold origami group
The Mountain Fold origami group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. 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.
Elvis tribute artist Slaughter to perform
Cody Ray Slaughter, and Elvis tribute artist, will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center as a fund-raiser for Evergreen Christian Outreach at 7:30 p.m. July 29 and 30, and at 3 p.m. July 31. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets; 303-987-7845 or at the box office. The center is at 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood.
Bonfils Blood Center will have a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 in the Bloodmobile outside 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.
Retirement party for Sue Queen
A retirement party for Sue Queen, who has been a teacher in the Evergreen area for 33 years, will be at 4 p.m. June 4 at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5983 Highway 73. For more information or to R.S.V.P, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barks and Belts 5K
Registration is open for the fifth annual Barks and Belts 5K to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in Bergen Village. For more information and to register, visit barksandbelts5k.org.
Art Aloha to meet
Art Aloha mixed-media art meets the first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Art Outdoors meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and Still Life in Studio meets Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Heather Williams at 808-658-0124.
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.
Ranches of Jeffco Open Space
Hiwan Homestead Museum will host “Ranches of Jeffco Open Space” exhibit through June 26. The exhibit features photos, stories, and mementoes from such rambunctious ranches as White Ranch, Hildebrand Ranch, Ken Caryl Ranch, Mountain Nook Ranch and others that form the backbone of Jefferson County Open Space properties today. The museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.
Scholarship available to ECC alum
The Evergreen Children’s Chorale will offer a $1,000 merit scholarship to a qualified ECC alumnus. To be eligible, students must be a graduating high school student or the equivalent, and have plans for full-time higher education the following summer or fall semester. All areas of study qualify. Applications may be requested by e-mailing email@example.com or calling 303-674-9004. Recipients will be honored during ECC’s spring show, “Music Man Jr.” May 6-15.
Humphrey Museum closed until summer
Humphrey History Park and Museum will be closed for the season and reopen on May 24, and then it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Labor Day. Messages will be picked up and returned several times a week over the winter.
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.
Summer discovery camps
Registration is now open for ENOR Environmental Discovery Camp, a day camp program organized by Jefferson County 4-H. The outdoor-based camps include a variety of activities that educate elementary age students about ecology, sustainability, Colorado history, and teamwork in a hands-on, interactive atmosphere. Camps are divided by grade level, and available for students going into grades three through six. To learn more about the camps, please click the “4-H Summer Camps” link on http://jeffcoextension.org, or register at https://enor.campium.com.
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.
Molly-Dharma Run to benefit EAPL
The 10th annual Molly-Dharma Run to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will be Sunday, June 12. Riders will begin at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, ride to Evergreen to meet EAPL rescue animals, and end at T-Bird Roadhouse in Wheat Ridge. Cost is $20 for a single rider. For more information, visit www.Molly-DharmaRun.org.
Development of the Santa Fe Railroad
Learn about the development of the Santa Fe Railroad at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society meeting at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Join in an in-depth discussion of the history of the railroad, the main players during its construction and the way artists helped promote Southwestern tourism by rail. For more information, visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.
Bergen Meadow Preschool registration
Bergen Meadow Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year is open. Eligible children must be 3 by Oct. 1, 2016. The school offers 2.5-, 4- and 6.75-hour sessions. Call 303-982-4917 for more information. Evergreen Park and Recreation provides before- and after-care on-site at Bergen Meadow.
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.
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.
EHS classes 1970-1979 looking for classmates
The Evergreen High School classes of 1970 to 1979 are planning a reunion in the summer of 2016, and they are looking for graduates’ contact information. For more information, contact Sherry Kay Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed at Humphrey History Park
Humphrey History Park and Museum is looking for volunteers to act as tour guide, special event volunteers and greeters. For more information, contact Angela Rayne at 303-674-5429.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed
Volunteers are needed for both the Resale Shop and EChO Home Store for a variety of positions, including cashiers, assistance on the sales floor and backroom sorting staff. There are open morning and afternoon shifts on most days. In addition to cashiers, help is needed in the Home Furnishing Store back room. Volunteers are needed to do light repair and refinishing of donated furniture to prepare it for display on the sales floor. For available shifts and more information, contact Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Free car seat safety checks
Free car seat safety checks are offered by Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chuck Ridings State Farm building, 3112 Evergreen Parkway in Evergreen. We can answer questions and help ensure everyone in the vehicle is traveling as safely as possible. The goal is to show you how to use your car seat, booster seat or seat belt in your car. If you re in need of a car seat or for information on how to use the car seat you currently have, call 303-674-9683.
Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings
Jefferson County Public Library has expanded its collection to meet the ever-changing needs of Jefferson County citizens. New high-tech offerings include: Playaways (portable audiobooks), downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for children, young adults and adults. Playaway audio devices are now available for checkout at from all 10 JCPL locations and the Bookmobile. To access these and other downloadable resources, visit JCPL’s Download Center at http://jeffcolibrary.org/downloadcenter.html.
Library blog targets teens
Teens looking for something new to do online can hear about great new books and programs at JCPL Teens, a new blog written just for teens by the Jefferson County Public Library. The blog, created and updated by JCPL’s team of teen librarians, will inform teens of library programs and events, discuss new and upcoming teen books, offer blog-only contests and polls and more. Visit the teen blog at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teenblog.