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We’d like to know about events or activities of interest to the community. E-mail items of 75 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

 

WEDNESDAY

Forum on stopping suicide

A forum called “Suicide: Stop the Stigma, Mental Health Matters” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.  The goal is to educate and encourage dialogue and discussion about mental health and suicide prevention through public awareness and community outreach. R.S.V.P. to nursemarypat@gmail.com or by calling 303-674-9355.

 

Parent information night for gifted and talented program

Jeffco gifted and talented parent information night will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Evergreen Middle School. To be considered in the district’s first wave for GT Center placement for the 2018-19 school year, apply online by Friday, Oct. 13 for a testing appointment on Saturday, Nov. 4. Find more information and the application at www.jeffcopublicschools.org/programs/gifted_talented/application_testing_information.

 

RMLF book talks

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book. The last one is “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

THURSDAY

Get cracking on code

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, Sept. 14, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. No programming experience is needed. For students in grades six to 12. Register online at jeffcolibrary.org or call 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

Women in Business Luncheon

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Women in Business Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Casino night to benefit EChO

Evergreen Christian Outreach will host a casino night fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Crystal Rose in Genesee. Tickets start at $40 per person and proceeds benefit EChO. For more information and tickets, visit EvergreenChristianOutreach.org.

 

Hiwan Homestead Museum looking for volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum is seeking volunteers to be museum tour guides and to work history educator shifts. Tour guide training will be from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 and history educator training will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 4. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 15. Apply in person at the museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call Julie Enderby at 720-497-7609 or e-mail jenderby@jeffco.us.

 

SATURDAY

Kittredge Canyonfest

Kittredge Canyonfest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Kittredge Community Park. The event includes kids games, raffles, food, vendors and live music.

 

Harvest of Hope to support senior citizens

The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen will host its annual fund-raiser, Harvest of Hope, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the SRC Yellow House, 5120 Highway 73. Subject2Change will perform, and dinner will be provided by La Cuisine of Evergreen. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for seniors. Buy tickets at the SRC or online at www.blacktie-colorado.com/SRCHarvestofHope.

 

Center for the Arts Evergreen grand opening

The Center for the Arts Evergreen will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at its new location, 1318 County Road 65. The ribbon cutting will be at 4:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony for the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.evergreenarts.org.

 

Youth farmers market at Buffalo Park Community Garden

Students from Wilmot Elementary and Evergreen High School will host a farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28. The produce comes from Denver Urban Gardens and Slow Food Denver.

 

Hiwan Homestead’s Campfire in the Grove

Hiwan Homestead Museum will have a Campfire in the Grove on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.  This free event is free will feature popcorn around the campfire, as well as a naturalist-led, interactive program. Register at www.eventbrite.com, and bring a flashlight to play the Biology: Myth or Fact? game.

 

Aspen Park Summer Market

The Aspen Park Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Red Roof Relics, 25871 Duran Ave., Conifer. The market, sponsored by Red Roof Relics and Mountain Country Far, will be open 11 Saturdays until Oct. 28. For more information, e-mail mountaincountryfarm@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Open Door Studios

The 16th annual Open Door Studios during which 42 local artists open up their studios to the public will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17. Booklets with maps, statements and biographies of the artists are available in area stores or by visiting EvergreenOpenDoorStudios.com. a pre-show reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Evergreen National Bank in downtown Evergreen.

 

SUNDAY

Learn about teen driver’s license laws

Drive Smart will host a forum on learning about the graduated driver’s license laws for teens from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway. This teen and parent event will focus on increasing knowledge of driving laws for drivers under age 18. R.S.V.P to drive-smart.org.

 

Presentation on John Brisben Walker

Erika Walker will give a presentation on her grandfather, John Brisben Walker, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. Walker was instrumental in creating the Denver Mountain Parks system. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. R.S.V.P. at 303-396-5975 or at ConiferHistoricalSociety.org.

 

Flower-arranging workshop

Evergreen Library will host a workshop on flower arranging from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. Learn to make fresh flower arrangements. No experience required. Suitable for adults and teens. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

MONDAY

Friendship Bridge hike, fund-raiser

Friendship Bridge is planning to climb Bergen Peak as a fund-raiser to give Mayan women in Guatemala indigenous, sensitive health care. The group will start the hike at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18. Meet in the parking lot at the trailhead. For more information, or to donate to this cause, contact Lynn Jinks at 303-670-5464 or visit friendshipbridge.org.

 

Local authors showcase

Local authors Alistair Kimble, J.v.L. Bell, Marc Graham, LS Hawker and Mark Stevens will be available to discuss writing and the world of publishing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org or call 303-235-5275.

 

TUESDAY

Leonard to speak

The Mountain Republican Women’s Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. State Rep. Tim Leonard, who serves on the Education Committee, will discuss the education our children and grandchildren are receiving or could receive. Dinner is $16 or listen to Leonard only for a $5 donation. R.S.V.P. by Friday, Sept. 15 to mountainrepublicanwomensclub@gmail.com.

 

Caregiver Survival Skills

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. September's topic, "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's," will be presented by a representative of the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado. The free seminar will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Mount Evans Hospice seeking angel-makers

Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice is looking for volunteers to create angels as part of a fund-raiser for the organization. Angel-making sessions are Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon through Nov. 3. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or email LCarpenter@MountEvans.org.

 

Conifer Area Council town hall meeting

The Conifer Area Council will host a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer. Topics include updates on proposed development along the 285 Corridor, a Staunton State Park and from state legislators.

 

Hard Hats & High Heels

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Hard Hats & High Heels fund-raiser at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. For more information, visit bluesprucehabitat.org.

 

Conifer chamber business-after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Inner Glow Skin Care, 26689 Pleasant Park Road, No. 230. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Evergreen chamber mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly business mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Center for the Arts Evergreen’s new location, 1318 County Road 65. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Friends of Bailey Library used book sale

The Friends of the Bailey Library will host its annual used book sale at the Bailey Library, 350 Bulldogger Road on Thursday, Sept. 21, and Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, you will be able to fill a large bag with books, CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes, all $1.

 

Class for those living with diabetes

A free six-week class for people with diabetes called Healthier Living  

Colorado-Diabetes will be held on Thursdays, Sept. 22 to Oct. 27 from  

9 to 11:30 a.m. at Conifer Community Church, 9998 Havekost Road, Conifer. The class is designed for people living with diabetes and their caregivers and teaches making healthy choices and self-management skills. To register and for more information, contact Susie Price at 720-646-0953 or e-mail nurse@conifercc.org.. For more information on the program, visit www.coaw.org.

 

Treasures yard sale

Rotary Club of Conifer’s annual Treasures yard sale to benefit its community projects, youth scholarships and its foundation’s Hurricane Relief Fund will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Laurence Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road, Conifer. For more information call Yvonne Lipson at 303-396-4480.

 

Recycle Roundup

The Rotary Club of Evergreen is holding its annual Recycle Roundup from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Evergreen Country Day School in El Rancho. For details what items will be accepted and if there is a fee, visit www.evergreenrotary.org/SitePage/recycling-resources
To dispose of those items that Rotary is unable to take, log on to www.earth911.com.

 

Park County Burrito Fest

Park County Search and Rescue will host a fund-raiser on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PCSAR Bailey building next to the sheriff’s substation and the motor vehicle office on U.S. 285. Vegetarian and meat burritos will be available for purchase or call 720-432-3050 to preorder.

 

Living History Days at Staunton

Living History Days at Staunton State Park will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23-24 at the park, 12102 S. Elk Creek Road, Pine. Many family activities are planned including a hunt for the Reynolds Gang’s hidden treasure, presentations, display and learning about genealogy.

 

Helping parents raise readers

Jefferson County Public Library will host events at Evergreen and Conifer libraries to help boost early reading skills in children. The Library’s Raise a Reader events will give parents and caregivers activities and tools to use at home to help children learn valuable reading skills. The events will be at Conifer Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, and at Evergreen Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Visit jeffcolibrary.org/raiseareader or call 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

OctoBEERfest in Conifer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce will host OctoBEERfest from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Brooks Place Tavern. For more information and tickets, visit goconifer.com.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Yoga at the library

Take a yoga class for all levels from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your yoga mat, or use one of the available loaner mats. Suitable for teens and adults.

 

School board information meeting

The Jeffco League of Women Voters will conduct a meeting to explain how school boards operate on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 9200 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood. The League’s Education team will host a panel of experts to explain and discuss how a school board sets goals, adopts policies and keeps students at the foremost of decision-making.

 

Mobile mammograms at Mount Evans Hospice

A mobile unit from Exempla St. Joseph Hospital will provide mammography screenings for the public on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Screenings are by appointment only from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400. If you have questions about mammography screening or the mobile mammography program, call Exempla St. Joseph at 303-837-6667. 

 

Introduction to hiking safety skills seminar

The Colorado Mountain Club will present an Introduction to Hiking Safety Skills Seminar from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th St., Golden. Topics include developing skills of dealing with safety challenges like lightning, avalanche, animal encounters, forest fires, safety gear, with a special look at fall/winter hiking conditions in the high country. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. To learn more and sign up for the class, visit www.hikingdenver.net/schools.

 

Bowls After Dark evening gala

The Bowls After Dark evening gala, the signature fund-raising event that  

supports Mountain Resource Center’s mission, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee. Visit www.mrcco.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

 

Seniors monthly outing to Idaho Springs

The Seniors’ Resource Center will host its monthly outing to Idaho Springs on Thursday, Sept. 28. The bus leaves the SRC at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. R.S.V.P. to 303-674-2843.

 

What you need to know about college admissions

Ben Baron, founder of CollegeDrive Test Prep and Tutoring, and Susan Zinanti, manager of educational services at CollegeDrive, will discuss what to know about college admissions and the SAT from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. They will offer insights into the importance of standardized test scores in the college admissions process, and share strategies for mastering college admission tests. Register online at jeffcolibrary.org or give us a call at 303-235-5275

 

Family finders drop-in genealogy

Family finders drop-in genealogy will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Get one-on-one help with filling in your family tree from the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

Teen Movie: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, is showing "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Snacks and beanbag chairs are provided. Suitable for teens 11 to 18.

 

Boogie at the Barn

Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. Subject2Change and Something Underground will perform. Proceeds from the performances benefit the Alpine Rescue Team. For more information and tickets, which are $15, visit www.boogieatthebarn.com.

 

Evergreen Angel Tea

Phil Shanley and Barb Hadley will introduce the 25th Evergreen Angel at their annual Angel Tea on Friday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tea will be held at the Evergreen Angel office, 3082 Evergreen Parkway, Suite A, Evergreen. The new angel will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Blessing of the Angels by Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice chaplain Nancy Nelson. R.S.V.P. to 303-679-3610. For more information and to see entire collection, visit EvergreenAngel.com.

 

Let’s Doo It campaign

Register to volunteer on National Public Lands Day to pick up dog waste and trash at Elk Meadow and Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 30. To register to work from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elk Meadow, visit https://offero.jeffco.us/ActivityRegistration/, and to register to work from 9 to 11 a.m. at Three Sisters Park, visit https://apm.activecommunities.com/eprd.

 

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Indian Hills Road and Bridge Shop, 4267 Comanche Road

 

Emergency Shelter Program trainings

Training to participate in Evergreen’s Emergency Shelter Program are set for four days during the rest of the year. ESP provides overnight shelter for the homeless on cold nights in winter. To register, e-mail esp@evergreenchristianoutreach.org. Trainings are:

• Saturday, Sept. 30 at Evergreen Lutheran Church: 1 to 3 p.m. for new volunteers; 3-4 p.m. refresher for current volunteers.

• Sunday, Oct. 8 at Congregation Beth Evergreen: 1 to 3 p.m. for new volunteers; 3-4 p.m. refresher for current volunteers.

• Thursday, Oct. 19 at Bergen Park Church: 7 to 9 p.m. for new volunteers and a refresher for current volunteers.

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

 

Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

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 Oct. 5. 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.

 

Renewable energy updates in Jeffco

The public is welcome to attend an Oct. 5 panel discussion on local efforts toward sustainable communities hosted by the League of Women Voters Jeffco. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., Golden. The committee began asking communities nine years ago what their plans were to work toward a sustainable community. For more information, visit www.lwvjeffco.org, call 303-268-0032 or email info@lwvjeffco.org.

 

Home school days at Hiwan Homestead Musuem

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen offers interactive programs for home-schooled kids ages 6 to 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $2 per child. Registration is required by calling the museum at 720-497-7650.

• Oct. 6 is Colorado History Home School Day at which participants make journey cake, learn in a one-room school house, pack a prairie schooner and more while learning about life on the pioneer trail.

• Oct. 13 is Pueblos and Plains Home School Day. Compare and contrast the historic ways of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Pueblo and Navajo peoples, and make a coil pot to take home.

 

Presentation on Alferd Packer

Clear Creek Courant editor Ian Neligh will discuss The Real Story of Alferd Packer at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road in Conifer, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Reserve or purchase tickets at www.ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975 for more information. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. 

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.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.

 

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.

 

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.