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WEDNESDAY

Showcase series at ECDS

Evergreen Country Day School is having a weekly showcase series at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in November and December. Topics are: Nov. 8: Journeys program; Nov. 15: computer science in the iLab; Nov. 29: vertical friendships; Dec. 6: tinker lab and K-2 STEAM; Dec. 13: middle school electives; and Dec. 20: Summit learning program.

THURSDAY

Business Expo Mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo Mixer will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at El Rancho Brewing. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

Get Cracking on Code

Teens can learn the basics of computer programming through the use of free coding sites in a fun and creative environment from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. No programming experience is needed. Suitable for grades 6-12. Register at jeffcolibrary.org, at the library or by calling 303-235-5275.

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

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

FRIDAY

Conifer chamber membership meeting

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership meeting will be at 7:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Brooks Place Tavern, 25577 Conifer Road, Conifer. For more information, visit www
.goconifer.com.

SATURDAY

Winterfest

Winterfest, the annual craft fair sponsored by Center for the Arts Evergreen, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Evergreen High School. Entry fee is $2. For more information, visit evergreenarts.org.

285 TechConnect Radio Club
presents Fall TechFest

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club for ham radio enthusiasts interested in its technical aspects will present the Fall TechFest on Nov. 11 at the Lakewood Elks Lodge. The TechFest is five hours of technical presentations for amateur radio operators. Visit http://na0tc.org/doku.php?id=techfests for complete information.

Mobile food bank at Ascent Church

Ascent Church and Joy’s Kitchen are partnering to bring the Mobile Food Pantry on Nov. 11 to the upper parking lot of Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. For more information, e-mail relations@ascentchurch.co or call 303-674-4766.

Lincoln program
at Pleasant Park Grange Hall

Abe Lincoln (John Voehl) will speak at the Pleasant Park Grange Hall, 22551 Pleasant Park Road, Conifer, on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Alternative Gift Fair

The Alternative Gift Fair will be at Evergreen Lutheran Church Nov. 11-12. At this fair, nonprofits offer their products that make great holiday gifts, and the nonprofits get 100 percent of the sale funds. The fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

NaNoWriMo meetups

The National Novel Writing Month weekly meetups in November will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 12, 19 and 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

Arts and crafts: upcycle a book

Teens and adults can learn to upcycle a book: Turn a discarded book into a pumpkin to decorate your Thanksgiving table from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

Dahlkemper campaign kickoff

Supporters of Lesley Dahlkemper will host a kickoff campaign for her bid for Jeffco commissioner from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at The Den Restaurant at Fox Hollow Public Golf Course, Lakewood. R.S.V.P. at http://bit.ly/2yvRBtY.

TUESDAY

Mountain Republican
Women’s Club to meet

The Mountain Republican Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at The Wild Game in Bergen Park. Jaclyn Terwey, director of Government Affairs International, will speak on Colorado’s energy issues. Dinner is $17, or attend without a meal for a $5 donation. R.S.V.P. to mountainrepublicanwomensclub@gmail.com.

‘The Global Rise of Populism’

Zachary Karabell, head of Global Strategy at Envestnet, a publicly traded financial services firm, will discuss “The Global Rise of Populism” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee. Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council regular programs are free and open to the public. There is an optional buffet dinner at 6 p.m. at the club prior to the program. Call Mount Vernon for buffet reservations at 303-526-0616.

Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce to meet

The Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Platte Canyon fire station, 153 Delwood Drive, Bailey. For more information, visit bailey-colorado.org.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Seasons of Our Mountains calendar on sale

The 2018 Seasons of Our Mountains calendar are now for sale. Purchase calendars online at www.MountEvans.org and at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. They are also available at more than 20 retail outlets; call 303-674-6400 for the location nearest you.

Bootstraps scholarships and loans

The application for Bootstraps scholarships and loans will be available Nov. 1 on the Bootstraps website, BootstrapsInc.org. The deadline to apply is Jan. 27. Check the website for eligibility requirements. For more information, call Colleen at 303-670-3632.

Register for Evergreen Pond Hockey Tournament

Registration is open for the eighth annual Evergreen Pond Hockey Tournament to be held Jan. 6-7 at Evergreen Lake. The tournament is organized by the Evergreen Park & Recreation District on 12 hockey rinks. To register, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com/Facilities/Evergreen_Lake_House/Evergreen_Pond_Hockey_Championship.htm.

EChO needs volunteer drivers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteer drivers to pick up food at local grocery stores and transport it to the EChO food bank. Store schedules are pre-arranged. Contact EChO’s volunteer coordinator for more information at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

Evergreen Memory Café

Evergreen Memory Café for individuals with early to moderate memory loss and their caregivers is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Seniors Resource Center. The café offers a supportive environment where people can share information, network and participate in fun and educational activities. For more information, call Marilyn Herrs at 720-236-1179.

Evergreen Audubon holiday wreath sales

Evergreen Audubon is taking orders for holiday wreaths through Dec. 8. Four styles are available for pickup in mid-November and later or for out-of-town delivery. Proceeds from the sale benefit local Audubon programs. The wreaths cost between $24 and $30 for pickup and between $34 and $41 for out-of-town delivery. For more information or to order wreaths, e-mail Marilyn Rhodes at cloverlane@aol
.com, call her at 720-333-2551 or visit www
.evergreenaudubon.org.

Conifer chamber business-after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours mixer and Festival of Trees decorating party will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Tomahawk Ranch in Bailey. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

Mount Evans Hospice offers
 free holiday grief workshops

Mount Evans Hospice is holding a free workshop called Honoring the Empty Chair, in which bereaved adults learn and share ideas on dealing with the loss of a family member or friend during the holidays. The workshop will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve a space, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400 or e-mail DSchwartz@MountEvans.org.

CAC town hall meeting

The Conifer Area Council’s Town Hall meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 S. Barnes Ave., Conifer. On the agenda are reports from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, CDOT on road improvements, county officials on several large housing and commercial developments, and the Conifer Community Survey.

Open enrollment with Doctors Care

Doctors Care can help Coloradans apply for Medicaid and CHP+, and health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 29, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. To find out if you're eligible or to schedule an appointment, call 720-458-6185.  You can also schedule online at www.doctorscare.org/enroll.

Wild Things

Lookout Mountain Nature Center will offer Wild Things, a story and show ‘n’ tell time from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Kids do an activity to reinforce the story that focuses on the natural world around us. Suitable for ages 3 to 6. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

Thanksgiving break activities at Evergreen Library

Find fun activities during your school Thanksgiving break at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20: Create with Cubelets;1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21: LibLab: States of Matter and Slime; 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22: Movie “Up.” For more information, call 303-235-5275.

EChO Turkey Trot

The eighth annual Evergreen Christian Outreach Turkey Trot will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, through downtown and around Evergreen Lake. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 11 or $65 for a family of four. For information and tickets, visit evergreenchristianoutreach.org/2017-turkey-trot.

Santa Claus at Lucky Lure

Santa Claus will visit Lucky Lure Holiday Activity Center on Highway 73 and Brook Forest Road in Evergreen from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 24-26, Dec. 2-3 and 8-9. The center features Christmas trees, garland, wreaths, a gift shop and campfire. For more information, visit ColoradoChristmasTrees.com.

Breakfast with Santa

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 25 at the Evergreen Lake House. Eat a pancake breakfast and have your photos taken with Santa. For more information and for tickets, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

Game exhibit at the Little White Schoolhouse

The Conifer Historical Society’s exhibit “A Winter of Fun & Games” will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Jan. 27. The exhibit will be at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer and will show the evolution of board games, yard games, card games and more. For more information, visit ConiferHistoricalSociety.org.

Holiday Boutique at Bergen Meadow

The Bergens Holiday Boutique will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Bergen Meadow Elementary Gym. Shop the more than 20 local vendors participating in this event, with proceeds benefiting the Bergens PTA. Kids crafts will be available while parents shop. Face painting will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Bergen Choir will perform between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.   

Emergency Shelter Program trainings

Two more dates are available to train to participate in Evergreen’s Emergency Shelter Program. ESP provides overnight shelter for the homeless on cold nights in winter. To register, e-mail esp@evergreenchristianoutreach.org. Trainings are:

• Thursday, Dec. 7, at Evergreen Lutheran Church: 7 to 9 p.m. for new volunteers and a refresher for current volunteers.

Free legal clinic

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

EChO looking for volunteers

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

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

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

Ukulele Club to meet

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

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

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

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

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

Open computer lab

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

EChO Jobs Center tech time

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

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

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

Meeting space available

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

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

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

Elk Run looking for volunteers

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

High Country Single Seniors to meet

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

Mount Evans offers ‘death of a parent’ support group

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

Mount Evans offers support groups for bereaved spouses

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

Affordable veterinarian clinics

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

Volunteers needed at MRC

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

Free yoga class for veterans

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

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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

Bingo at Evergreen Elks

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

WOW networking group to meet

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

Elk Run looking for visitors

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

EChO offers beginning art classes

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

Workshop for experienced knitters, sewers

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

EChO needs food bank volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach is looking for volunteers to staff the food bank on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesday afternoons for three-hour shifts. Substitutes are also needed. Call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org to volunteer.

Community building at Buchanan available for gatherings

The Evergreen Community Garden at Buchanan has a community building within the garden that is available to reserve for smaller gatherings. You may tour it at any time. It is within Buchanan Park on the hill above the baseball field between the administration building and Center for the Arts Evergreen. It is equipped with lighting for nighttime events and has electrical outlets. There is no charge, but it must be reserved to avoid scheduling conflicts. For more information, contact Carol Admire at 303-670-5952. 

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

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

SRC looking for new classes at its facility

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

Platte Canyon Artists Guild to meet

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

Senior bridge group

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

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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

Mountain Toastmasters

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

WOW networking group to meet

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

Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet

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

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

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

Evergreen Chamber looking for volunteers

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

Bricks for memorial path at Buchanan Park

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

Volunteer performers needed

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

SRC seeks volunteers

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

4-H Dog Project recruiting

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

Breast cancer support group

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

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

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

Local charities launch Showers for Those in Need initiative

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

Free car seat safety checks

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

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

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

Library blog targets teens

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