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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

Evergreen chamber board meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.com.

 

Conifer Area Council town hall meeting

The Conifer Area Council will host its quarterly town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer. Among the agenda items are the results of the community survey, a CDOT road improvement update, and housing and commercial development updates.

 

Evergreen chamber board to meet

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.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 — this month on Feb. 21 — 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.

 

 

THURSDAY

SRC monthly outing

The Seniors’ Resource Center will host an outing to the Brown Palace Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 22. 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.

 

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

 

SATURDAY

Winterfest in Conifer

The annual Winterfest in Conifer will be Saturday, Feb. 24. The Mount Lugo Luge begins at 10 a.m. at Meyer Ranch, followed by the snowman carving competition, family movie and beer crawl in Aspen Park Village. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Mountain Area Democrats to meet

The Mountain Area Democrats will meet Saturday, Feb. 24, at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen at 9 a.m. Morgan Carroll, Colorado Democratic Party chairwoman, will speak. For more information, Call Sylvia Robertson at 303-674-1715.

 

Mount Evans Hospice winter gala

The Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 32nd annual gala will be Saturday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon Canyon Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Genesee. This year’s theme is “Colors of Morocco: A Vibrant Evening in a Spicy Corner of the World,” and attendees are encouraged to come dressed in brightly colored caftans and djellabas. Tickets, which are $90 (patron level $150), go on sale Dec. 12; purchase online at www.MountEvans.org.

 

SUNDAY

 

MONDAY

285 Tea Party to meet

The 285 Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale. For more information, call 303-674-0556.

 

TUESDAY

AARP tax help

Get free tax help from AARP IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax counseling and preparation services to taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. Tax counseling is available from Feb. 3 through April 10. Appointments are required at the Evergreen Library, and counselors will be available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and the first Saturday in February, March and April. Make an appointment by calling 303-235-5275.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Local author showcase

The monthly local author showcase will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Talk with them about their books, their writing and the world of publishing. This month’s authors are: Kathryn Brettell, “The Olive Picker;” Suzanne Carter, “All Children Are Gifted: Raising Confident and Aware Children;” Nancy Geha and Jane Treat, “Women and Middlehood: Halfway Up the Mountain;” Theresa Howell, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood;” and Sara Miller and Pat Toole, “Path of the Thunderbird: A Grand Canyon Adventure.”

 

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 March 1. 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.

 

Evergreen chamber honoree celebration

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce honoree celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Evergreen Elks Lodge. Tickets are $35. Register at www.evergreenchamber.org or by calling 303-674-3412.

 

Hiwan home school days

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host home school days from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2 and March 16, at the museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. The program is for children 6 to 12. On March 2, experience Colorado history, and on March 16 learn about the history and culture of Native Americans. Cost is $2. Call 720-497-7650 to register.

 

Fish fries at Our Lady of the Pines

Knights of Columbus No. 14479 will host fish fries on Fridays, March 2 and 16, at the church, 9444 Eagle Cliff Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under in advance or $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Knit Knook or by calling 303-594-5868.

 

285 TechConnect Radio Club to meet

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club for ham radio enthusiasts interested in its technical aspects will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

Mobile food pantry at Ascent Church

Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive in Evergreen, will sponsor a mobile food pantry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the Lodge. Free food is available with no qualification. For more information, e-mail relations@ascentchurch.co.

 

Evergreen chamber member breakfast

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a member breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at The Wild Game in Bergen Park. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Evergreen chamber after-hours mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce after-hours mixer will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Evergreen Swims, 29713 Troutdale Scenic Drive, Evergreen. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Conifer chamber awards dinner

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at Our Lady of the Pines, 9444 East Cliff Road, Conifer. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at goconifer.com.

 

Jeffco LWV lunch fund-raiser

The League of Women Voters Jefferson County will host an author and lunch fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at St. Anthony Hospital 11600 W. Second Place, Lakewood. Ticket are $27 and must be purchased at http://bit.ly/2DR3JwH by Feb. 28. Colorado authors D.D. O’Lander and Emily Littlejohn, and Arvada photographer Grant Collier will speak about their books, which will be available to purchase by cash or check. For more information, visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

Talking to people with different perspectives

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Highway 74, Evergreen, will host Rabbi Jamie Arnold of Congregation Beth Evergreen and Dr. Russell Arnold, associate professor of religious studies at Regis University, on Sunday, March 11, at 5 p.m. The speakers will offer an interactive and multi-visual talk about talking to people with different perspectives. A free will offering will be accepted. Please R.S.V.P. for planning purposes by calling 303-674-4904, e-mailing office@church-transfig.net or visiting http://evite.me/kKJCtEFMyS.

 

High-altitude baking

Kristin Ledgerwood of Vivian's Gourmet will discuss high-altitude baking at 1 p.m. March 11 at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. Ledgerwood will share tips and tricks to help you achieve success with your pastries, breads and more. This program is Part I of the Conifer Historical Society’s Spring High Altitude Series. Tickets are $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers. Visit ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975 for more information.

 

St. Baldrick's head-shaving fund-raiser

Ascent Church will host the St. Baldrick's head-shaving event on March 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for children's cancer research. Get involved by making a donation to one of the teams or form a team to start fund-raising of your own. Register or donate at www.stbaldricks.org/events/evergreenshaves2018.

 

Community blood drive

The Crow Hill and Elk Creek community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at Elk Creek Fire Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org

 

Smoke detector checks in Inter-Canyon fire district

Residents living in the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District can have their home smoke detectors checked and batteries replaced by firefighters between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, March 17. To make an appointment, e-mail Carrie McKenzie at carrie.mckenzie@intercanyonfire.org.

 

St. Patrick’s Day dinner

The Rotary Club of Conifer will host its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner on March 17 at St. Laurence Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road, Conifer. The pub will be open from 5 to 10 p.m., with dinner served from 5 to 8 p.m. Take-out is available. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 12, and are available online at www.rotaryconifer.org or from any Conifer Rotarian. Proceeds support Rotary Club of Conifer’s charitable efforts.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

Community blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 23 in the Bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org

 

Egg decorating day

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a an egg decorating day from 10 a.m. to noon March 30 at the museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. Adults will learn to make Ukrainian Easter eggs and kids will dye eggs using dyes from plants. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children. Call 720-497-7650 to R.S.V.P.

 

EPRD Easter egg hunt

Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host an Easter egg hunt at the Buchanan Park Rec Center pool starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 30. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Meeting with Superintendent Glass

Jeffco Public Schools Superintendent Jason Glass will facilitate community conversations about school district finances in March and April. The foothills meeting will be Tuesday, April 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Conifer High School,

10441 Highway 73, Conifer.

 

Nominations sought for Good News Breakfast Celebration

The 28th annual Good News Breakfast will be Tuesday, April 24, at 7 a.m., at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. This year’s theme is “Jeffco at Work: Providing Pathways for a Changing World.”

 

Wedding, event showcase

Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host a free wedding and event showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Evergreen Lake House. Couples, businesses and nonprofits are invited to attend. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Spring tea party

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a spring tea party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 at the museum, 28473 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. Enjoy finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries served on vintage fine china. Cost is $20 for Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society members and $25 for non-members. Buy tickets at 303-838-6535.

 

Cocktails on the Rocks

Taste 30 Colorado distilleries' spirits, cocktails, ciders and wines at Cocktails on the Rocks, a benefit for the Posner Center for International Development, a nonprofit that collaborates for global solutions. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at T.E.V. Edelweiss overlooking Red Rocks Park in Morrison. For more information, visit www.cococktailsontherocks.com.

 

Wine on the Rocks

Wine on the Rocks will be from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at T.E.V. Edelweiss in Morrison. Taste up to 180 wines, listen to music eat food. Wine on the Rocks benefits nonprofits in our community. For more information, visit

www.cowineontherocks.com.

 

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.