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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

Woodpeckers Galore Family Adventures

Learn all about woodpeckers at the Evergreen Nature Center’s Bear Creek Deeper Family Programs geared for children ages 6 to 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Evergreen Nature Center. Hardworking woodpeckers debug, build and peck away homes for other animals. On this family exploration of wonderful woodpeckers, we’ll also learn tricks for peck-free houses. Register at www.EvergreenAudubon.org or call 303-330-0480.

Author talk with Joanne Greenberg

Award-winning author Joanne Greenberg will give a free talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. Known for “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” and other novels and collections of short stories, she will speak about her career as an author, inspirations and changes in the world of publishing, and answer audience questions. Open to the community. For more information, call 303-670-4294.

THURSDAY

Arts Alive open house

Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, is hosting a free Arts Alive open house and plein air paint-out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 24. Get a free tour of the museum, watch plein air artists capture the beauty of the site and enjoy summer treats in the rose garden. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

FRIDAY

Community blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will sponsor a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 25, 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 www.bonfils.org.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Evergreen Jazz Festival will be July 25-27 at various locations, including the Elks Club, Stagecoach Sports Grill, the Evergreen Lake House and Evergreen Christian Church. Times are noon to 10:45 p.m. July 25, 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. July 26 and 9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. July 27. Queen City Jazz Band with Wende Harston, Bob Schultz Frisco Jazz Band, After Midnight, Ivory & Gold, Louis Ford & His New Orleans Jazz Flairs, Brad Pregeant Quartet, Bogalusa Strutters, Gypsy Swing Review, Joni Janak & Centerpiece Jazz with guest Rich Chiaraluce, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, The Poudre River Irregulars. For more information, visit www.evergreenjazz.org.

SATURDAY

EHS oldtimer’s reunion

The Evergreen High School oldtimers’ reunion will be at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Those who attended Evergreen High School from 1932 to present are welcome. There will be no potluck lunch because the church kitchen will not be open. For more information, contact Lois Arnold at 303-921-8758 or loistts@earthlink.net.

‘Lassie Come Home’

The July Movie in the Grove at Hiwan Homestead Museum will be “Lassie Come Home” starring Roddy McDowall and Elizabeth Taylor. Enjoy a free movie showing of the 1943 classic on Saturday, July 26, at 8:30 p.m. in historic Heritage Grove, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive.

Night Boating & Nature Exploring

Stop by the Evergreen Nature Center during the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s extended boat-rental night for a free special exhibit/program called What Do Birds Do at Night? from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Find out what your bird neighbors are up to when the moon is high! For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or 303-330-0480.

MONDAY

Children’s Old West Party

Giddy up and head on over to Hiwan Homestead Museum for its children’s Old West Party on Monday, July 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cowpokes and cowgirls ages 6 to 12 are invited to enjoy the fun. Themed food and activities will be featured. Sign up early because space is limited, and pre-registration is required. There is a fee of $10 per child. Call the museum at 720-497-7650 for more information and to register.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Back-to-school clothing, supplies drive

Evergreen Christian Outreach is sponsoring a back-to-school clothing and school supplies drive for children at its resale store in Evergreen North through July 31. New and gently used clothing in all sizes for school-age children are needed including gym shoes, jeans, underwear, socks, hoodies and t-shirts. More than 100 children are signed up for back-to-school assistance. For more information, visit www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail info@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.  

Summer Boogie at the Barn

Summer Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the Alderfer Barn at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park with music by the Indulgers, a Colorado celtic rock band. Tickets are $8 in advance at Buchanan and Wulf rec centers, Java Groove and EverBean coffee shops, Chow Down and Bistro Colorado, and $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit Evergreen Park & Rec District and Evergreen Christian Outreach. 

Dam Ducky Derby

The fifth annual Dam Ducky Derby will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, with the duck drop at the dam at 1 p.m. The event is presented by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association. This family day will include carnival games, live music, a bouncy house, face painters and food and beverages. Shuttle parking will be available.

Bluegrass Concert in the Grove

Bluegrass Concert in the Grove will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hiwan Homestead, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive. Bands including Spurs of the Moment will perform.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge

Evergreen Elks Lodge will sponsor bingo at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the lodge, 27972 Iris Drive. The grand opening price is $5 per pack. For more information, contact Cynthia Barclay at 303-250-0483 or cjschnepp@aol.com.

Reflections of Fashion

The Historical Fashions Guild will present Reflections of Fashion: a selection of vintage attire from the 1800s through the 1970s during its monthly senior luncheon at noon Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Aspen Ridge Church, 27154 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale. R.S.V.P. for the luncheon and fashion show by Aug. 1 to Yvonne Ludwig at yjludwig@msn.com or call 303-838-4805.

Math fun

Evergreen Library will host Math Fun for Free on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. The program for 5- to 8-year-olds will be at 2 p.m. and for 8- to 12-year-olds at 3:30 p.m. Children will participate in math games led by Teacher’s Professional Resource.

‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’

The August Movie in the Grove at Hiwan Homestead Museum will be “Steamboat Bill Jr.” starring Buster Keaton with live piano accompaniment by Hank Troy. Enjoy a free movie showing of the 1928 silent classic comedy on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 p.m. in historic Heritage Grove, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive.

Grove Sale on Aug. 9

Evergreen Lutheran Church will host its 23rd annual Grove Sale from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church, 5980 Highway 73. Donations will be accepted starting Aug. 3.

Final weekend for slash collection

Jefferson County will have its final slash collection from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10 at Inter/Canyon Station 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285 to assist residents in removing fire hazards. The slash collection is sponsored by Inter/Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments. Cost is $5 for small pickups filled bed-high, $8 for large pickups filled bed-high; $8 for small pickups cab high, $10 for large pickups cab high; $10 for small pickups above cab high, $12 for large pickups above cab high; $10 for single-axle trailers, $15 for double-axle trailers; $20 for dump trucks cab high, $25 for dump trucks above cab high.

Western Winefest benefit

The fifth annual Bootstraps Western Winefest will start at noon Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Esco Construction rodeo arena. The admission price includes a glass to taste wines from Colorado wineries, live entertainment, and demonstrations by local chefs and wine experts. For more information, visit http://www.bootstrapsinc.org/bootstraps-western-winefest.html.

Volunteers needed for Evergreen Walk for Wilderness

The Evergreen Walk for Wilderness will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, along the Pioneer Trail from Bergen Park to Evergreen Lake. The event is sponsored by Friends of Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wildernesses and will include education stations and a wilderness expo. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. A volunteer orientation meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. For more information, to volunteer or to register for the walk, visit www.evergreenwalkforwilderness.com.

Hummingbird Market on Sundays

The Hummingbird Market is held every Sunday through Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bergen Village. Artisans, vintage, retro and one-of-a-kind items will be featured. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

Fly-fishing classes

The Blue Quill Angler offers a free two-hour fly-fishing class geared toward those who want to learn how from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday through September. Bring your rod if you have one or use one provided. Blue Quill Angler is at 1532 Bergen Parkway.

Sign language class to begin soon

Evergreen Christian Church will start evening classes in American Sign Language. Classes are open to adults and kids even if you just want to learn ASL for fun. Finger spelling, numbers, and words and phrases will be covered. Contact Bruce Butterfield at 303-514-3006 and leave your name and contact number, or e-mail bbutterf@q.com if you are interested, so dates can be set to accommodate most everyone. Materials and class are free.

Chamber leads groups to meet

• The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce Early Morning Edition Leads Group meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen. For more information, call Clell Routson 303-250-0929.

• The chamber’s Friday Focus networking group meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. To sign up or for more information, contact Dawn Kempf at 303-908-2909 or e-mail cosunrise@msn.com.

• Women 2 Women leads group meets the first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m. This group does not duplicate services offered by group members so call Colleen Wilkinson 303-526 2729 for more information, to verify open availability and to find the meeting location.

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.

Hiking group meets monthly

Lutheran Church of the Cross has a co-ed hiking group called the Soul Hikers for moderate-level hikers that meets at various locations on the fourth Thursday of the month. The hike is a minimum of 3 miles. Anyone able to make the trek is welcome. To get on the group’s e-mail list, call the church office at 303-674-4130. Once you are on the list, you will receive notifications of times and locations for hikes, and any changes that may be caused by weather issues.

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its 12th annual A Night in the Park celebrating 22 years of “Saving the Land…Leaving a Legacy” starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park. Enjoy live music, a hosted bar, catered dinner and auctions. Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, call MALT at 303-679-0950, e-mail malt@savetheland.org or visit www.savetheland.org/a-night-in-the-park.

 

EHS reunions this summer

• Evergreen High School Class of 1964’s 50th reunion dinner will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Keys on the Green.

• The EHS all ‘60s (classes of 1960 to 1969) picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Alderfer picnic pavilion, 31677 Buffalo Park Road.

For more information, contact Cindy Smith Bunnelle at 303-423-7496 or t-cbunnelle@comcast.net or Susan Matthews Walker at 720-635-5116 or 980daphne@comcast.net.

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.

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_....

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.