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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.  

WEDNESDAY

Adaptive fishing

Peter Pauwels will give a presentation on adaptive fishing for people with disabilities at Evergreen Trout Unlimited's monthly chapter meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at Beau Jo’s Pizzeria in downtown Evergreen. Pauwels will discuss accessible venues, and adaptable fishing rods and boats. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation starting after a short business meeting. For more information, visit www.evergreentrout.org.

Evergreen chamber’s Membership 101

Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host Membership 101 at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, in the ReMax boardroom above the chamber office on Stagecoach Boulevard. For more information or to register, visit www.evergreenchamber.com or call 303-674-3412.

THURSDAY

Joint chamber mixer

The Evergreen and Conifer chambers of commerce will host a joint mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Evergreen Nature Center near Evergreen Lake. For more information, call the Evergreen chamber at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

SUNDAY

Service for graduates

Area graduating seniors are invited to the 2015 baccalaureate service at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24. The Rev. Vera E. Guebert-Steward, pastor, will preside at the service themed, “Blessed are the Dreamers: Dream Big for the Sake of the World.” Author and veteran news correspondent Greg Dobbs, the keynote speaker, will challenge graduates to use their lives to promote peace in our world.   

MONDAY

Memorial Day observance

Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale will host a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, at its Peace Memorial. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion members will participate. There will be a presentation of the veterans to be honored, who have passed away this year and are buried at Evergreen Memorial Park.  Special acknowledgements will be held for local longtime residents of the Conifer/Evergreen communities Harold “Hal” Davidson, William Howard Smith and Duane Riggenbach. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves in the park. For information, call 303-674-7750.

TUESDAY

League wraps up legislative session

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will wrap up its review the impact of legislation adopted this year by the Colorado legislature at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at a member’s home in Evergreen. A potluck salad luncheon will follow. The public is welcome. For more information and directions, call Janet at 303-674-7755.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Medlen School Days

Learn about what school was like for mountain area children in the 1920s at camps at 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 play, make hand-churned ice cream, make lemonade with real lemons, and participate in other authentic activities of early Colorado rural children. There are three three-day sessions available: June 2-4, 9-11 and 16-18. The time of each session is 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, the Evergreen Library and at area elementary schools. Forms can also be downloaded by visiting www.jchscolorado.com. Space is limited, so parents are encouraged to make reservations soon. For more information, call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

World War II exhibit at Hiwan Museum

A new called exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in World War II,” at Hiwan Homestead Museum tells the story of Jefferson County’s role in World War II and includes 10th Mountain Division equipment, an authentic Japanese flag that flew over a prison camp and paraphernalia from the Denver Ordnance Plant. It runs through Nov. 15 at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 Timbervale Drive in Evergreen. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. through May 31 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in June, July and August.

 

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. 

 

Up A Creek

Investigate riparian creatures and features with a scenic walk along babbling Bear Creek starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at Lair o’ the Bear Park, 22600 Highway 74 in Idledale. Then the group will finish up with stories and s'mores around a campfire. For all ages.Meet the naturalist at the kiosk in the parking lot of Lair o' the Bear Park. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/UpACreek.

 

Downtown clean-up day

The Downtown Evergreen Business Association is looking for volunteers to help clean up the downtown area on Thursday, May 28, and Saturday, May 30, from 8 to 10 a.m. Participants are needed to pull weeds, and sweep sidewalks and curb areas. They should bring work gloves, brooms, shovels and buckets to the cleanup, which will take place from Highway 73 to Revival Brews on Main Street. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the EDBA at 303-670-9207.

 

Learn about the Holocaust

Learn about Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family in the Netherlands during World War II, at Hiwan Homestead Museum at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Gies will be portrayed by Judy Winnick, who has performed internationally. This program is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society; there is a fee of $10 per person. Call the museum at 720-497-7650 to reserve your spot.

 

Slash collection dates

• Evergreen: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30-31 at Evergreen Road and Bridge shop, 30846 Lewis Ridge Road

• Morrison: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13-14 and Sept. 5-6 at Wagon Wheel Open Space, Wagon Wheel and Spring Gulch roads

• Golden: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25-26 at Old Open Space Shop, 584 Colorow Road

• Conifer: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at Beaver Ranch, 11369 Foxton Road

• Littleton: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Jeffco Road and Bridge Shop, 9509 W. Ute Ave.

• Pine: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3-4 at Jeffco Shaffers Crossing Road and Bridge Shop, 13008 Parker Ave.

For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/slash/ or call Bret Roller, Rolling R Ranch Co., at 303-589-4698 or Mark Danner, Jefferson County, at 303-271-5008.

 

Parade of Luxury Homes Evergreen

The Parade of Luxury Homes Evergreen will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Tour up to eight homes ranging in price from $2.5 million to $7 million. Art sale proceeds from the event will benefit Center for the Arts Evergreen. The event is free, but to register and for more information, visit www.EvergreenLuxuryParade.com.

 

EPAD golf tournament registration

A golf tournament to benefit Evergreen Public Access Defibrillation will be Monday, June 1, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Hiwan Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to purchase automatic external defibrillators, training and teach CPR. For more information, contact Dave Montesi at 303-552-4609.

 

Tea party to help Flowers for a Friend sculpture

Sundance by Design will host a garden tea party on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Help Emma, the girl in the "Flowers for a Friend" sculpture, make her journey to her home at the Hiwan Homestead Museum. This fun, free event will have kids craft activities, ice tea and finger foods, a silent auction, and special art available for purchase. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Mounsey Legacy Project.

 

Garage Sale 4 Orphans at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Evergreen will host a Garage Sale 4 Orphans to benefit the Yahva Shamma Village in Haiti through Help One Now to build dormitories for boys and girls, cover a canal and provide solar panels for their schools. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at First Baptist Church of Evergreen, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive. Thursday night, June 11, will be the drop-off night for sale items at the Lodge behind the back of the church. For more information, e-mail coordinator Stephanie Petersburg at sapetersburg@gmail.com or call her at 303-870-9542.

 

Blood drive

Bonfils Blood Center will host a blood drive in the bloodmobile outside Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Garden Expo

The Evergreen Garden Club's 50th anniversary Garden Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The expo will include classes and information on high-altitude gardening. Admission is free.

 

EHS class of 2005 reunion

The Evergreen High School class of 2005 is planning its reunion the weekend of June 27. For more information, contact Sarah Propeck at sarahpropeck@gmail.com.

 

Camp Comfort sessions

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has announced dates for its two 2015 Camp Comfort sessions: June 26-28 and July 24-26. This bereavement camp in the Rocky Mountains is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including workshops, recreation, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www.CampComfort.org or call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Hiking groups

Lutheran Church of the Cross has two hiking options. In April through November, the moderate/agvanced group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and the beginner Group, which is slow paced with frequent stops, meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you would like to be on the e-mail list for these hikes, call the church office at 303-674-4130 or e-mail info@l-c-c.org.

 

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.

 

Alzheimer’s support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, and 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 and practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Antique appraisals at Hiwan Homestead Museum

Jefferson County Historical Society has arranged for professional antique experts to evaluate your antiques and give verbal appraisals.  The appraisers have a wide range of expertise including paintings, prints, Native American artifacts, glassware, books, toys, collectibles and more. The appraisal will be at Hiwan Homestead Museum on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for each item appraised is $5 cash with a limit of five items per person. All proceeds will benefit Hiwan Homestead Museum’s programs and activities sponsored by JCHS. The museum will be open for guided tours during the appraisal. Pre-registration for the appraisals is encouraged. To pre-register, call 303-233-5351.No furniture, firearms, gold or precious stones.

 

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. The next meeting is June 28. This free activity is open to everyone, and no prior folding experience is required. Paper is provided. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit

A Pottery in Indian Hills exhibit will be on display at Hiwan Homestead Museum through the end of 2015. The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed

Volunteers are needed for both the Resale Shop and EChO Home Store for a variety of positions, including cashiers, assistance on the sales floor and backroom sorting staff. There are open morning and afternoon shifts on most days. In addition to cashiers, help is needed in the Home Furnishing Store back room. Volunteers are needed to do light repair and refinishing of donated furniture to prepare it for display on the sales floor. For available shifts and more information, contact Mary at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

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

 

Breast cancer support group

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

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a support group for caregivers, family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the third Monday of every month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional as well as practical aspects of the disease. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly grief support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child. The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

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

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.