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We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com. Items will appear on a space-available basis.

WEDNESDAY

Chamber Membership 201

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 201 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday April 23, in the RE/MAX Board Room above the chamber offices at 30480 Stagecoach Blvd., Suite C. Learn how to best utilize the chamber web portal, which is included with membership. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.orgor call 303-674-3412.

Business speed networking at Mount Vernon

Business speed networking will be at Mount Vernon Country Club on Wednesday, April 23. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker is Lisa Jasper, managing partner with Thought Ensemble. At 6:20 p.m. speed networking begins. Cost is $15 that includes light appetizers. Reservations are recommended. Call 303-526-0616 or visit www. Mountvernoncc.com.

Fabric-Wrapped Eggs

A class on making fabric-wrapped eggs will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Fabric-wrapped eggs create an all-over pattern, with a look so delicate but so simple that anyone can do it.Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

THURSDAY

EPRD to host final neighborhood meeting

Evergreen Park & Recreation District will hold neighborhood meetings in April to give the community an opportunity to learn more about what's going on in the district's parks. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com. The final meeting is for Evergreen south parks (Wulf Park, Marshdale Park, Alderfer Meadow and Barn, Buffalo Park) from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the community room at Wulf Recreation Center, 5300 S. Olive Road, Evergreen.

Job Fair workshop

Prepare for the Mountain Area Job Fair at a free workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive. Learn the newest techniques for building a resume, how to update your existing resume, resume do's and don'ts, and the fundamentals of writing a cover letter.  Also, you will learn to develop strategies to be well prepared for the job interview, how to improve your interview performance, and discover the most commonly asked interview questions and how to answer them.  This workshop is specifically designed to prepare individuals for the upcoming Mountain Area Job Fair on May 1. R.S.V.P. at 303-838-7552, ext. 18.

FRIDAY

Benefit for Alpine Rescue Team

Rocky Mountain High is the theme for a musical line-up at the Muddy Buck in downtown Evergreen on Friday, April 25, from 6 to 10 p.m. to benefit the all-volunteer Alpine Rescue Team. The evening, which will feature music celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, is sponsored by the Mountain Foothills Rotary and presented by local musician and organizer Jim Lein. A $10 tax-deductible donation is requested at the door.

Evergreen Nature Center volunteer open house

Evergreen Nature Center will host a volunteer open house from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Evergreen Nature Center, including visitor assistants, program assistants and behind-the-scene projects. Stop by the Nature Center during the open house to speak with the center's director and to see what's new at the Nature Center.  For more information, call 303-330-0489 or visit www.EvergreenNatureCenter.org.

Community blood drives

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25, inside the Bloodmobile 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.

• A community blood drive will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 29 at Clear Creek High School, 185 Beaver Brook Canyon Road, Evergreen. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Kara Butterworth at 303-679-4600.

Mosaic Basics

A class on mosaic basics will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Learn the basics of mosaics and take home your own stepping stone. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

SATURDAY

Mountain Area Democrats to meet

The Mountain Area Democrats will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the United Methodist Church, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. Candidates for the Evergreen Park & Recreation Board will speak. For more information, call Karen at 303-670-0767. 

Hazel’s Pantry: donuts, beignets and flavored pancakes

Explore Hazel’s pantry and learn how to make donuts, beignets and flavored pancakes at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Cost is $15 for non-members, $12 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Mountain Area Home & Garden Show

The Mountain Area Home & Garden Show will be April 26 and 27 at Evergreen High School. The event will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Proceeds from this show are donated back to the community through the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Foundations. Tickets are a $5 donation per adult for the whole weekend. Children and students 18 and younger are free. Bring two food items for Evergreen Christian Outreach food pantry and get a half-price ticket.

ARC donation drive

The Evergreen High School Winter Music Ensembles are sponsoring an ARC Thrift Store donation drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the EHS main parking lot. Only clothing and small household items are being accepted, and donations are tax-deductible.

SUNDAY

Seminar on Neurofeedback

Evergreen Neurotherapy & Peak Performance will offer a free seminar called "What is Neurofeedback" on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building in Bergen Park. Learn how this state-of-the-art technology can improve your life or the life of your child. For more information, call 303-670-3931.

TUESDAY

EHS music movie night for middle-schoolers

Seventh- and eighth-grade musicians are invited to a movie night at Evergreen High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the school. This is an opportunity for students to learn about the high school’s music program. Parents may socialize at Beau Jo's with other high school music parents during this time. For more information, e-mail andreadeskin9@gmail.com.

Foothills Fire candidate forum

Foothills Fire Protection District is sponsoring a candidate forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Three candidates are vying for two positions on the board. For more information, call 303-526-0707.

Good News Breakfast

The 24th Annual Good News Breakfast, which honors those who make positive contributions to the community, will be from 6:59 to 8:29 a.m. April 29 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. A special award will be given to Dr. Cindy Stevenson, Jeffco Schools superintendent from 2002 to 2014. Tickets are $13 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-good-news-breakfast-tickets-9694463401?ref=ebtn or at the door the day of the event.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Mutton bustin’ at the Evergreen Rodeo

The Evergreen Rodeo Association has opened registration for its annual mutton bustin’ event at the 2 p.m. rodeo on June 14. Children must be ages 5 to 7 and weigh less than 55 pounds. Registration slots are limited. Visit http://www.evergreenrodeo.com/mutton.php for more information.

 

Mountain Youth Rugby registration open

Mountain Youth Rugby registration is now open for boys aged 5-15 and girls 5-18. Flag rugby for the younger players. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marshdale turf fields. The season runs from May 8 to June 29. No experience necessary. Register at mountainyouthrugby.com or call 303-881-8776 for more information.

 

Volunteers needed for Evergreen 9Health Fair

Volunteers are needed to staff the 9Health Fair from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, at Bergen Valley Elementary School. Non-medical positions include greeters, registration assistants, cashiers, screening assistants, lab assistants, volunteer check-in and hospitality, and parking assistants. Medical volunteer positions include phlebotomists, blood pressure/pulse screeners, first-aid and additional medical-screening staff. To volunteer or for more information, contact Heather Boor at Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice at 303-674-6400 or e-mail hboor@MtEvans.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.

 

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.

 

Mountain Area Job Fair

The Mountain Area Job Fair will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale. Fifty employers will be available to talk with job seekers. The event is hosted by Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center and the Mountain Resource Center’s Workforce Program.

 

Ducks Unlimited banquet

The Evergreen Ducks Unlimited fund-raising banquet will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Hiwan Golf Club. Tickets are $60 for adults and $15 for junior Ducks Unlimited members. The live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.ducks.org/colorado/events/33291/evergreen-dinner. Pre-event raffle tickets and sponsorships also are available. For more information, contact Bob Snyder at 918-625-5692.

 

Evergreen residents debut book

David Cuin and Anne Vickstrom will debut their new photo journal, Seasons of  Evergreen, at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village on Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a brief talk by the authors at 5:30 p.m. The book is a collection of photographs that features a little history, a taste of all that Evergreen offers today and the beauty of this community each season. A percentage of book sales will be donated to Evergreen nonprofit organizations. Pre-sales of books are being accepted by calling 303-670-4549 or info@hearthfirebooks.com.

 

Spring Fling-It Recycle Fest

The fourth annual Spring Fling-It Recycle Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Conifer High School. In addition to the typical recycling, the event takes electronics, scrap metal, mobility devices, child car seats and Styrofoam blocks, plus it offers document shredding. No household hazardous waste, cleaners, paints, stains, batteries, motor oil or plastic bags. For more information, e-mail Susan Imming at suznconifer@ecentral.com.

 

Foothills Genealogical Society to meet

Foothills Genealogical Society will meet on May 14 at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. A potluck luncheon provided by members will start at 11:30 before the meeting, which begins at 1 p.m. The topic is "The Story of Lakeside Amusement Park" presented by David Forsyth.

 

Ghost Towns of the Rockies

Ghost Towns of the Rockies will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Timbervale Barn adjacent to Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. The event will feature Preethi Burkholder, author of the guidebook “Ghost Towns of the Rockies.” Tickets are $10 per person; advance registration is required. To register or for information, call 720-497-7650. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson County Historical Society and mailed to the museum.

 

Community appreciation day

At Home in Evergreen Inc. presents a community appreciation day from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. "Heroes for Housing: Past, Present and Future" will be recognized. For more information, call 303-670-7101.

 

Award-winning authors at HearthFire

Two authors will speak at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Wendelin Van Draanen, an award-winning children’s author, and Mark Huntley Parsons, a nonfiction and young adult author, will discuss books, writing, and how they survive sharing an office. For more information Kappy Kling at 303-670-4549.

 

EPAD annual golf tournament

The 12th annual Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation golf tournament will be Monday, May 19, at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds help place AEDs in the Evergreen community and allow volunteers to teach free CPR to Evergreen residents and businesses. For more information, call Dave at 303-552-4609 or visit www.evergreenpad.org

 

Community blood drives

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 23, inside the Bloodmobile at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, inside the Bloodmobile at Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

 ‘The Reverend and the Reservation’ on display

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a new exhibit titled The Reverend and the Reservation: American Indian Handicrafts from the Mounsey Family Collection. The show will feature works from the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota, which were maintained by Erneset Blezard Mounsey and his wife Marie. The exhibit will be on display through June. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

Trail work at O’fallon Park

Celebrate National Trails Day by rerouting trails at O’fallon Bear Park with Wildlands Restoration volunteers. No experience necessary. The volunteers will teach you everything you’ll be doing for basic trail construction and rock work from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7. One hundred volunteers are needed.  Anyone 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tools and food supplied. For more information, visit www.wlrv.org.

  

Three weekends for slash collection

Jefferson County is planning three slash-collection weekends this summer to assist residents in removing fire hazards. They are:

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 21 and 22 at Coal Creek Fire Station 2, Highway 72 and Camp Eden Road;

• July 12 and 13 at Conifer High School, sponsored by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District;

• 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at Inter/Canyon Station 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, sponsored by Inter/Canyon and Indian Hills fire departments.

Cost is $5 for small pickups filled bed-high, $8 for large pickups filled bed-high; $8 for small pickups cab high, $10 for large pickups cab high; $10 for small pickups above cab high, $12 for large pickups above cab high; $10 for single-axle trailers, $15 for double-axle trailers; $20 for dump trucks cab high, $25 for dump trucks above cab high.

 

Pioneerpalooza at Hiwan Museum

Hiwan Homestead Museum’s annual Discovery Days summer kids education program has a new theme this year: Pioneerpalooza. This program will take your child back to a simpler time as they explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. Children ages 6-13 years will discover the past through enriching and engaging activities in a wholesome summer experience to remember. The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, to Friday, June 13 and is open to children ages 6 to13. Campers will get a free supervised lunch each day. The cost is $100 for the week; pre-registration is required and space is limited. The Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. To register or for more information, visit www.jchscolorado.org or contact Andy Spencer, education coordinator, at 720-497-7654 or e-mail aspencer@jeffco.us.

 

Life at Medlen School

Children can learn about life for mountain children in 1920s Colorado at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Medlen School, a one-room schoolhouse on South Turkey Creek Road. Students will read from McGuffey readers, write with pen and ink, take part in a spelling bee, perform a part in a play, make hand-churned ice cream, make lemonade  with real lemons, and participate in other authentic activities. There are three three-day sessions: June 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen Library and at the mountain schools. Forms can also be downloaded from the JCHS website, www.jchscolorado.com.  For more information, call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

 

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.

 

14th annual Indian Market & Powwow

The Tesoro Cultural Center will host the 14th annual Indian Market & Powwowon Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of The Fort restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and features native Southwestern art, cuisine, dance, music and hands-on educational activities for the kids. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with a valid ID. Seniors, Tesoro members, and children under 12 are admitted free. 
For more information about the Tesoro Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.

 

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.