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WEDNESDAY

Evergreen Chamber Membership 101

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 101 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Re/Max boardroom above the chamber office. To register, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

Chamber board to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Mutual of Omaha board room. For more information, call 303-674-3412.

 

THURSDAY

Speaker on indigenous permaculture

Evergreen's Alliance for Sustainability will host a program on indigenous permaculture with nationally renowned speaker Shannon Francis on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in the pavilion at the Evergreen Community Garden at Buchanan Park, 1543 Bergen Parkway. Shannon, a Hopi and Dineh, is a certified permaculture design instructor, weaving traditional indigenous ecological knowledge with innovative science.

 

FRIDAY

Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon

The Mountain Area Women in Business Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. Guest speakers will be certified life and wellness coach Suzanne Levy and author and business growth coach Cheri Ruskus. Tickets are $40. For more information, call the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce at 303-674-3412.

 

SATURDAY

Stargazing at the Evergreen Lake House

Stargazing at the Evergreen Lake House will be from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Join amateur astronomer Pam Little for a tour of the night sky and stories of how the stars get their names; Mars and Saturn should be visible. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or camp chair. All ages. Please register at www.EvergreenNatureCenter.org or call 303-330-0489.

 

Inter-Canyon celebrates 60th birthday

The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District is celebrating its 60th birthday from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20, at Station 1, 7939 S. Turkey Creek Road in Morrison. Firefighting demonstrations, ambulance tours, equipment demonstrations and wildfire mitigation tips will be offered. 

 

Safety fair

The Evergreen Safety Fair will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The pancake breakfast begins at 8 a.m., and the fair, which includes a bike rodeo, free helmets and car seat checks, begins at 10 a.m. The fair is sponsored by Evergreen Fire/Rescue and Drive Smart of Evergreen/Conifer.

 

Rotary Recycle Round-up 

The Rotary Recycle Round-up will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Evergreen Country Day School, 1093 Swede Gulch Road. Items that will be collected include electronics, bikes, metals, Styrofoam, hard No. 2 plastics, clothing, shoes and crutches. For more information, call Carma Schaefer at 720-328-1025.

 

Dinosaur Discovery Days

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Geohazards and Preparedness will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Dinosaur Ridge, C-470 and Alameda Parkway. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for free hands-on activities including gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting and dinosaur-track painting at the Visitor Center. Geologists and visiting experts will operate booths about earthquakes and faulting, volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash, landslides and rockfalls, radiation, floods, swelling soils, wildfires and other hazards. Biking or hiking the trail is free or take the shuttle for $4 per person, with children 3 and under riding free. Contact Tom at tom_moklestad@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466, ext. 103, for more information.

 

SUNDAY

Reflections of Peace

The Reflections of Peace 13th annual interfaith observance will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the labyrinth at Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen. The event is sponsored by Evergreen Peace, a local organization that supports activities promoting peace and justice. Reflections of Peace is being held along with many worldwide events on the U.N. International Day of Peace. Those attending should dress warmly and bring electric candles or other light sources (no flames), as well as thoughts or prayers for peace and music about peace to share. For more information, visit evergreenpeace.org.

 

TUESDAY

Ellie’s Evening

Willow Creek restaurant will host Ellie’s Evening, a benefit for Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the restaurant in the Lakepoint Center, 29029 Upper Bear Creek Road. Proceeds from alcoholic beverage sales and a silent auction will be donated to Mt. Evans. The event is a tribute to restaurant owners Kristopher and Curtis Lincoln’s 2-year-old daughter Ellie, who received hospice care before dying at age 2 of a congenital heart defect.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen Camera Club photo exhibit

Evergreen Camera Club has a photography exhibit at the Evergreen Public Library during October, featuring photos taken by members including wildlife, landscape, macro and portraits from Colorado and the world. The exhibit may be viewed during normal library hours. For more information, visit www.evergreencameraclub.com.

 

Alpine Quilters Guild to meet

The Alpine Quilters Guild will meet on Monday, Sept. 22, at Rockland Community Church in Genesee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. This month's speaker is Donna Lit, who will talk about "Up From the Ashes.”

 

Meet candidates for Jefferson County offices 

Candidates for county-wide offices will be available to answer questions and address concerns in the atrium of the Jeffco Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates for Jefferson County sheriff, coroner, commissioner, clerk and recorder, treasurer, and assessor have been invited to attend. Visit Vote411.org to read candidates’ platforms and answers to specific questions in their own words. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is sponsoring this event.

 

Regional Business After-Hours Mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After-Hours Mixer will be a regional event from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Evergreen Memorial Park barn, 26624 North Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. Members from the Conifer, West, Golden and Platte Canyon chambers and the Wheat Ridge Business Association also will attend. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. To register, visit evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

Senior wellness fair

A senior wellness fair will be at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73, from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 26. Health care professionals will provide screening and educational information. For more information, contact Lori Joslin at 303-674-2843, ext. 307, or e-mail ljoslin@srcaging.org.

 

Blood drive at Evergreen Library

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood donation drive from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 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.

 

Outdoor Quilt Festival seeks entries

The grounds around Hiwan Homestead Museum will be filled with more than 100 handmade quilts and coverlets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Three quilts per person may be entered in this non-juried show, on a first-come-first served basis.  There is no charge to enter your quilts, which will be on loan to the museum. Entry forms are  available at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, or can be sent to you. Call 720-497-7650 for details.

 

1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

The Tesoro Cultural Center presents the 13th annual 1830s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market on Sept. 27 and 28 on the grounds of The Fort, 19192 Colorado 8, Morrison. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and features Spanish colonial art and jewelry and historical interpreters that enact colorful scenes of the west in the 1830s. Plus there will be the 1830s Mountain Man Rendezvous, which features an old-fashioned taffy pull, storytelling, face painting, Fandango dancing and a Mexican paper flower craft.

 

ECDS open house

Evergreen Country Day School will host an open house from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at its campus at 1093 Swede Gulch Road. Learn more about how an independent school education can benefit your child. For more information, call 303-674-3400.

 

Candidates’ forum

Candidates vying for seats in the state House and Senate and on the Jeffco Board of Commissioners will participate in a forum on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administrative building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The Canyon Courier is sponsoring the forum with the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival 

PeaceWorks Inc. will host A Taste of the Foothills Fall Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale.  The family-centered fund-raiser will feature the food, drinks, a silent auction, family photo booths, a children's activity area and family gathering areas. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children through Oct. 17 and will cost $2 more per ticket the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Mountain Peace Boutique & Resale Shoppe in downtown Bailey or online at www.PeaceWorks4U.org through Oct. 17. http://www.PeaceWorks4U.org/Proceeds benefit PeaceWorks Inc. and the Mountain Peace Shelter, a domestic violence shelter serving Park County and the foothills in Jefferson County. For more information, visit www.PeaceWorks4U.orginfo@MountainPeace.org, or call 303-838-7176.

 

Howl at the Moon fund-raiser

Howl at the Moon, a fund-raiser for Friends of Charlie’s Place and the shelter animals at Charlie’s Place in Clear Creek County will be from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Elks Lodge in Idaho Springs. Cost is $10 per person, and this is an adults-only event. Costumes are optional, though there will be a costume contest. For more information, call Donna Gee at 303-668-0924.

 

Boo! Music Bash to benefit Mt. Evans

The Boo! Music Bash will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Toad Tavern, 5302 S. Federal Circle, Littleton. The event will benefit Mt. Evans Home Health Care & Hospice and Denver Urban Ministries. It will include a silent auction, costume party and contest, and live music from the Traveling Pillsburys. A suggested $10 donation can be made at the door.

 

Holiday Boutique

The 37th Annual Conifer Newcomers & Neighbors Holiday Boutique will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73 in Conifer. The boutique features up to 90 juried artists, bake shop and holiday ornament. Admission and parking are free, and lunch is available on-site. Proceeds from the boutique benefit local charities. For more information, visit http://www.coniferneighbors.org.

 

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.

 

Rec center foundation board seeks new members

The Evergreen Recreation and Park Foundation Board of Directors is looking for new board members. The foundation is the charitable partner of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, and sponsors Oktoberfest, VW raffles and other events. For more information, call Ken Fuller at 970-846-8279 or e-mail info@evergreenparkfoundaiton.org.

 

EChO needs volunteers for furniture store

The EChO Home Furnishing Store is moving into newly remodeled space so it will be directly connected to the EChO Resale Shop.  Volunteers will be needed in several capacities to staff the expansion. For more information, call Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

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_ID=426.

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.