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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

Tea Party host showing of ‘A More Perfect Union’

The Evergreen Tea Party will host the showing of “A More Perfect Union” from 1 to 4 p.m. April 22 in its Education Center on the first floor of the LaPlaza Office Building, 3082 Evergreen Parkway, Suite A. Review how the founding fathers wrote the Constitution. For more information, visit http://www.evergreenteaparty.com or call 303-674-2460.

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike will be from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden Take a gentle hike through the meadow at the center to heighten all the senses to Mother Earth, followed by a flowing yoga practice honoring this beautiful planet we share with all other life. Bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothing for yoga and the hike as well as sturdy, outdoor footwear for the hike. Register at http://bit.ly/EarthDayYoga.

Earth Day star party

An Earth Day star party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 West Morrison Road, Lakewood. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the spring night sky at the park. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up for viewing opportunities. After viewing, enjoy a marshmallow roast around the fire. Cost is $2 per person, and the park entrance fee is waived. To register, visit

www.lakewood.org/BCLPevents or call them at 303-697-6159. Registration code is "Earth Day Star Party, Activity No. 159937.

Taking vacation photos

Evergreen Camera Club tips and techniques meeting will be Wednesday, April 22, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue auditorium, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. This month’s meeting will cover how to get great vacation and travel shots, shooting videos and creating panoramas. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com or call Bill Vogel at 303-949-7708.

Growing flowers in Colorado

A presentation called Flowers: the Where, What and How of Growing Flowers in Colorado will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Learn the basics of designing or re-designing a flower garden, site selection and how to create fabulous flowering containers. Cost is $40. Register at http://sprflowers.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jefferson County CSU Extension at 303-271-6620.

Chamber Membership 201

The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host Chamber Membership 201 at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the ReMax board room above the chamber office. Learn more about your chamber membership at this class. For more information or to register, call 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

THURSDAY

Friendship Bridge 25th anniversary gala

Friendship Bridge, an Evergreen-based nonprofit providing microcredit and education to more than 22,000 women in Guatemala, is celebrating its 25th anniversary at its annual gala at 5:30 p.m. April 23 at Mile High Station, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave. The evening’s theme is “Honoring our Past, Building our Future.” Tickets cost $80 and can be purchased on the Friendship Bridge website. For more information, contact Dana Bruxvoort at dbruxvoort@friendshipbridge.org.

FRIDAY

Blood drive

A blood drive is planned in the Bonfils Bloodmobile at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

SATURDAY

Evergreen 9Health Fair

Mountain-area residents can take part in the 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 25, from 7 a.m. to noon at Bergen Valley Elementary School, 1422 Sugarbush Drive. The fair is organized and hosted by Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. Several free screenings will be available to adults 18 and older, including blood pressure, stress management, spinal health, nutrition and height/weight/body mass index. Several tests are available for moderate fees. Online registration is available prior to the fair at www.9healthfair.org/findafair. You can also register on-site the days of the fair.

Drug Take-Back Day

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will host a Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administration building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The public can surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals and other medication for destruction. The pills should be removed from the original containers and placed in plastic bags prior to drop off. For more information, visit http://jeffco.us/sheriff.

Courage Walk for victims’ rights

The 22nd annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights will be Saturday, April 25, starting at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building and ending at the Courage Garden. The walk honors the strength and courage of crime victims and those who lost loved ones to violence. Registration begins at 10 a.m., accompanied by a free continental breakfast. The walk begins at 11 a.m. The half-mile walk is wheelchair accessible, and dogs on leashes are welcome. A $10 donation is encouraged. For more information or to donate, visit www.victimoutreach.org or contact Lindsay Krug in Victim Services at 303-271-5570.

Juried art exhibition: ranch animals

Join Humphrey History Park and Museum for a free opening reception of ranch animals from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. The show features artists such as Jane Christie, Roger Ambrosier, Paul Thisted, Laura Mehmert and more. The reception uncorks one of Kinnikinnick Ranch’s wines and pairs it with ranch-themed appetizers. 

Bear Creek cleanup

Evergreen Trout Unlimited is conducting its annual spring cleanup of Bear Creek on Saturday, April 25. Volunteers will meet in the downtown Evergreen parking lot at 9 a.m. Bring gloves and waders if possible. Lunch will follow afterward at noon. Contact Ron Belak at ronbelak@msn.com or 303-674-2239 for additional information.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Mountain Area Home & Garden Show

The Rotary Clubs of Conifer and Evergreen will host the 10th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show at Conifer High School in April 25 and 26. The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. In 10 years, the show has raised more than $125,000 for local nonprofits. For more information, visit www.homeshowcolorado.com.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Looking for mutton bustin’ participants

The Evergreen Rodeo has opened registration for children 5 to 7 years old and under 55 pounds to ride sheep before or during the rodeo performances June 19-21 at the rodeo grounds. For more information, visit evergreenrodeo.com.

Native plant master program launches

The Native plant master program starts April 28 with seminars running through September. For more information about this CSU extension program, contact Lisa Vernon at lvernon@jeffco.us or call 303-271-6620.

 

Camp Comfort sessions

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

 

Hiking groups

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

 

SRC looking for new classes at its facility

The Seniors’ Resource Center is inviting seniors to hold their group activities in its facility beginning in May. It will also offer one-on-one computer classes. If you are interested in offering activities at the center or the computer classes, contact Janice at 720-236-1172.

 

Alzheimer’s support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Antique appraisals at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Jefferson County Historical Society has arranged for professional antique experts to evaluate your antiques and give verbal appraisals.  The appraisers have a wide range of expertise including paintings, prints, Native American artifacts, glassware, books, toys, collectibles and more. The appraisal will be at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for each item appraised is $5 cash with a limit of five items per person. All proceeds will benefit Hiwan Homestead Museum’s programs and activities sponsored by JCHS. The museum will be open for guided tours during the appraisal. Pre-registration for the appraisals is encouraged. To pre-register, call 303-233-5351.No furniture, firearms, gold or precious stones.

 

Preparing for the jobs fair

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Center will offer a workshop called Best Foot Forward to help job applicants prepare for the May 12 Mountain Area Job Fair. The workshop will be from 1 to 3 p.m. May 1 and from 2 to 4 p.m. May 8. Contact 303-670-7123 or visit mountainareajobs.org for more information.

 

EHS spring show


Evergreen High School will host its annual 2015 Spring Show on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. This annual event will feature an array of entertainment including dance performances by the Evergreen High School pom team, pom mom and dads dance, and musical performances by many EHS students. Admission is $10 per person and is open to the public. 

 

Mount Evans adult grief support group to begin

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a love one. The next group will meet on Tuesdays for eight weeks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning May 12 at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. Reservations are recommended. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.

 

Mountain Area Job Fair

Evergreen Christian Outreach and Mountain Resource Center will host the 2015 Spring Mountain Area Job Fair on Tuesday, May 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. This job fair is designed to connect mountain area businesses with local job seekers. Registration is open for both employers and job candidates. Visit www.mountainareajobs.org for more information or call 303-838-7552, Ext. 44. 

 

Veterans Coalition Rendezvous

The fifth annual Veterans Coalition Rendezvous will be at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive, Conifer, on Saturday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is supported by more than 20 organizations that provide life-enriching services to veterans and their families in our mountain communities; there is no cost to attend this event. The morning will start with a complimentary 9 Health Fair blood draw for veterans, who have fasted for 12 hours followed by breakfast provided by VFW Post 12009 and lunch.  Organizations will provide VA benefit information, health screenings, mental health consultations and other support services. Contact Mel Nuchols at 303-838-7552, Ext. 6 or mel@mrcco.org or visit www.ColoradoVets.net for more information.

 

Is it possible to get along with China?

Orville Schell, director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Schell is one of the United States’ respected experts on China. The program is presented by the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council. A buffet dinner is avail able at 6 p.m. Call the country club for reservations at 303-526-0616.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. The next meeting is May 24. 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.

 

Learn about the Holocaust

Learn about Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during World War II, at Hiwan Homestead Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Gies will be portrayed by Judy Winnick, who has performed internationally. This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society; there is a fee of $10 per person. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 to reserve your spot.

 

EPAD golf tournament registration

A golf tournament to benefit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation will be Monday, June 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to purchase automatic external defibrillators, training and teach CPR. For more information, contact Dave Montesi at 303-552-4609.

 

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

Senior bridge group

A senior bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Ginny Leitz at 303-674-4459.

 

Mountain Toastmasters

Overcome your fear of public speaking at Mountain Toastmasters meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.

 

WOW networking group to meet

WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204.  The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.

 

Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet

The Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. The group, sanctioned by the National Writers Association, is open to writers of all skill levels. For monthly agenda/program and membership information, contact Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028.

 

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at maryh@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552.

 

Evergreen Chamber looking for volunteers

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors to the community, promote member benefits, greet people at the Visitor Center and help with community events. For more information, call Sheralyn at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Bricks for memorial path at Buchanan Park

Memorial bricks that are being placed near the veterans memorial in Buchanan Park may be ordered through the American Legion Post 2001 website, legionpost2001.org. An order form can be found under the “commemorative walk” heading.

 

Volunteer performers needed

Elk Run Assisted Living is looking for volunteer performers. Are you a singer, dancer, storyteller or an instrument player? For more information, call Pam Davis at 303-679-8777,or e-mail pdavis@augustanacare.org.

 

SRC seeks volunteers

The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is looking for volunteers to help with minor repairs, visiting seniors or delivering meals. For information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail mnuchols@srcaging.org.

 

Hiwan seeks volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact museum administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or jsteinle@jeffco.us.

 

EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed

Volunteers are needed for both the Resale Shop and EChO Home Store for a variety of positions, including cashiers, assistance on the sales floor and backroom sorting staff. There are open morning and afternoon shifts on most days. In addition to cashiers, help is needed in the Home Furnishing Store back room. Volunteers are needed to do light repair and refinishing of donated furniture to prepare it for display on the sales floor. For available shifts and more information, contact Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

The Jefferson County 4-H Dog Project is recruiting youths ages 8 to 18 who are interested in learning more about dog care, obedience, training, rally and showmanship. Some agility training is thrown in for fun. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H can join the dog project for no additional cost. One group meets in the Conifer area, and another is being established at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. For more information, visit www.extension.colostate.edu/jefferson/4h/4h.shtml or contact Lisa Sholten at 303-271-6620 or lsholten@jeffco.us. The registration fee is $40 and can be paid online at http://jeffco.us/csucamp/4hindex.jsp.

 

Breast cancer support group

A new nurse-led breast cancer support group will be held monthly starting this spring in Evergreen. All those who have been touched by breast cancer are welcome to attend this circle of caring. To participate, call 303-670-3809.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

The First Judicial District will offer an “Ask an Attorney” clinic to self-represented litigants on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Appointments may be scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Each month, a family law attorney will be available; an attorney who can answer questions regarding other civil matters will be available every second month. Participating attorneys will appear via Internet video chat technology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact April Bernard or Brigitte Smith at 303-271-6570, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.

Local charities launch Showers for Those in Need initiative

United Methodist Church of Evergreen has established a mission of support called Showers for Those in Need, in conjunction with Evergreen Christian Outreach and the Evergreen rec centers. Those in need of a hot shower can go to EChO at 27640 Highway 74 in Evergreen and claim a voucher that can be used for a free shower at either local rec center. Donations of $3 provide a hot shower and a clean towel for those less fortunate. For more information, contact United Methodist Church at 303-674-4810 or e-mail office@evergreenumc.org.

 

Free car seat safety checks

Free car seat safety checks are offered by Drive Smart Evergreen/Conifer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Chuck Ridings State Farm building, 3112 Evergreen Parkway in Evergreen. We can answer questions and help ensure everyone in the vehicle is traveling as safely as possible. The goal is to show you how to use your car seat, booster seat or seat belt in your car. If you re in need of a car seat or for information on how to use the car seat you currently have, call 303-674-9683.

 

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

Jefferson County Public Library has expanded its collection to meet the ever-changing needs of Jefferson County citizens. New high-tech offerings include: Playaways (portable audiobooks), downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for children, young adults and adults. Playaway audio devices are now available for checkout at from all 10 JCPL locations and the Bookmobile. To access these and other downloadable resources, visit JCPL’s Download Center at http://jeffcolibrary.org/downloadcenter.html.

 

Library blog targets teens

Teens looking for something new to do online can hear about great new books and programs at JCPL Teens, a new blog written just for teens by the Jefferson County Public Library. The blog, created and updated by JCPL’s team of teen librarians, will inform teens of library programs and events, discuss new and upcoming teen books, offer blog-only contests and polls and more. Visit the teen blog at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teenblog.