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WEDNESDAY

EPRD to hold neighborhood meetings

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  HYPERLINK "http://www.evergreenrecreation.com/"www.evergreenrecreation.com. Meeting dates, times and locations are:

• Kittredge Park & Arrowhead Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the Kittredge Civic Center, 26499 Mowbray Court, Kittredge.

• Evergreen Lake Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Evergreen Lake House, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road.

• 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.

Mt. Evans volunteer training starts

Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice will host its spring session of volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9, 11 and 14. Guest speakers and staff members will provide an overview of home health and hospice, patient care activities, support services, advance directives and spiritual care throughout this 14-hour training. The training sessions will be held at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information about volunteer training, call Heather Boor at 303-674-6400 or e-mail hboor@mtevans.org. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

Camera club plans meetings on April 9

The Evergreen Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m. April 9 at the Evergreen Fire Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. New members are welcome. Professional photographers Gordon and Kathy Illg will discuss their two decades of taking nature photos.

Foothills Genealogical Society to meet

The Foothills Genealogical Society will meet Wednesday, April 9, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden. A roundtable discussion will begin at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own brown bag lunch to enjoy during the discussion. The program begins at 1 p.m., and the topic is "Block 12 Riverside Cemetery: A Pauper's Site Within Riverside's Pioneer Cemetery,” presented by Vickie Smejkal.

Marbelized eggs

A class on decorating marbleized eggs will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Every Easter egg you decorate will be one of a kind. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.hmpm.org/"www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

THURSDAY

Jobs workshop

Evergreen Christian Outreach is offering a free jobs workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the EChO offices, 27640 Highway 74. The workshop provides tools and discussions designed to support job seekers in acquiring employment. Prepare for the Job Fair, which will be May 1 and is co-hosted by EChO and the Mountain Resource Center. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.echojobs.org/"www.echojobs.org or call 303-670-1796.

DAR prospective member workshop

The Mountain Rendezvous chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have a prospective member workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. To encourage new membership, the workshop will provide information on the mission and purpose of DAR as well as methods and suggestions for tracing ancestors back to a Revolutionary War patriot. For more information, contact Sherry Gregg at HYPERLINK "mailto:greenacres@wispertel.net"greenacres@wispertel.net or call 720-937-6080.

After-Hours Chamber Mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its After-Hours Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Aesthetic Lounge Medical Spa, 27905 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.evergreenchamber.org/"www.evergreenchamber.org.

Learn about county histories

The Mountain Genealogy Society will meet Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Hills in Evergeen.  The program, "County Histories," will be presented by Cari Taplin. Taplin will show examples of county histories, discuss their background, show you how to find them and share some examples of how they can benefit your research.

FRIDAY

Spaghetti dinner, Mr. EHS competition 

Evergreen High School is planning two events on Friday with proceeds going to a new scholarship sponsored by the school’s student senate. A spaghetti dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $10 per person. Or a to-go option for four people also is available for $30. Reservations and pre-orders are required by contacting Jennifer Warren at 303-982-5175 or e-mailing jewarren @jeffco.k12.co.us. The Mr. EHS competition will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the EHS auditorium. Tickets are $10.

Youth Leadership Summit at Montessori School of Evergreen

Montessori School of Evergreen will host its inaugural Youth Leadership Summit at 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, at its Marshdale campus, 6979 Highway 73. This day-long event is part of Global Youth Service Day, which empowers young people to make a difference in their community and beyond. The day will feature keynote speakers Ana Dodson and Ben Reed, both founders of nonprofit organizations Peruvian Hearts and A Day Without Hate, respectively. This event is designed for middle-school and high-school students. For more information and to R.S.V.P. to this free event, call 303-679-9065 or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:mms@montessori-evergreen.org"mms@montessori-evergreen.org.

Candlelight service in memory of departed pets

Evergreen Animal Protective League will host a candlelight memorial service for deceased pets and a blessing service for current animal friends at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue administrative building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Bring photos, mementos or the ashes of beloved pets, along with current animal companions to the quiet, compassionate service led by the Rev. Patrick Dorn of Church of the Apostles.

Furniture Refinishing: Stains

A class on furniture refinishing: stains will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Bring a piece of wood furniture, and learn how apply a stain and sand between coats. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.hmpm.org/"www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

SATURDAY

Homemade Beverages: Peach Bourbon

A class on making homemade beverages: peach bourbon will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Homemade always tastes better, whether it is a tea blend, soft drink, lemonade, hot cocoa or fermented adult beverage. Learn how to make your favorites for pennies on the dollar and take home a batch. Cost is $12 for non-members, $10 for members; reservations requested. For more information, visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.hmpm.org/"www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.

SUNDAY

Music Mattress Fund-raiser

The third annual EHS Music Department Mattress Fund-raiser will be held at Evergreen High School on Sunday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with proceeds benefiting the music program. All sizes of new mattresses will be for sale, even RV sizes. 

TUESDAY

Life After High School workshops

The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties will host free Life After High School workshops for youths with disabilities and their caregivers. Each session is free, and no registration is required. Seminars include: Tuesday, April 15 – Building Community Supports: Learn how to access recreation and leisure, transportation, and housing options in your community. For information, visit www.jeffcotag.info. Each workshop is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library of Creighton Middle School, 50 S. Kipling St., Lakewood. To request accommodations, leave a message at 303-982-6583 at least 10 days prior to the training date.

Quarterly Nonprofit Meeting

All mountain area nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the Quarterly Nonprofit Meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Beau Jo's Pizza, 28186 Highway 74 in downtown Evergreen. This meeting is hosted by the Evergreen and Conifer area chambers of commerce. This event is an opportunity to learn about what is happening in the community, and to get the word out about your organization's upcoming events and needs. Seating is limited. To R.S.V.P., call 303-674-3412.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Jeffco Open Space to host Trails Talk forum

Jeffco Open Space is providing a new format for dialog on experiences in the parks and on the trails. Trails Talk will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the ballroom at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Trails Talk will highlight the philosophy behind trail-building, the debut of a new trail condition ratings system and how the public can get involved in future working groups. 

 

Learn more about Evergreen’s quest to become arts district

Attend a forum on Evergreen’s work to become a state Creative Industries arts district from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Center for the Arts Evergreen, 32003 Ellingwood Trail. For more information, call 303-674-0056.

 

Mountain-climbing presentation

Renowned alpinist George Lowe will discuss his ascents around the world including the Himalayas from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. Cost is $26.95 for a Nepalese-themed buffet and the presentation, or $10 for the presentation only. Reservations are recommended at 303-526-0616 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.mountvernoncc.com/"www.mountvernoncc.com.

 

Free health care planning assistance

Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice invites residents to visit its Evergreen offices on National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, to learn how to guide their medical treatment in the event they can no longer make healthcare decisions. People will be able to pick up advance directive forms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., which will detail what life-prolonging treatment doctors may apply should a person be unable to communicate their wishes directly. At 4:30 p.m., Golden attorney and registered nurse Janine Guillen will present “Advance Care Planning and How it Affects you.” The Mount Evans offices are at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive in Evergreen. To learn more, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400, or visit the National Healthcare Decision Day website at  HYPERLINK "http://www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org/"www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org.

 

Support group to meet

A support group for families of special-needs children will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Panera Bread, 14740 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood (near the Colorado Mills mall). The group is led by Kellee Colton. If you are planning to attend or would like more information, contact Colton at 303-709-1431.

 

Evergreen town hall meeting

An Evergreen town hall meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Evergreen Lake House. For more information, contact Jim Gorman at 303-674-9816.

 

RMAE performs musical comedy

Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen’s middle-school students will perform “The Bard is Back,” a musical comedy featuring Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Center/Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive. Tickets are $8 and $10 and are available online at www. Thebardisback.brownpapertickets.com.

 

Easter egg hunt

Evergreen Park and Recreation District will host an Easter egg hunt starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Buchanan pool. Times are 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. for children ages 1-3; 5:45 to 6 p.m. for children ages 4-6; and
6 to 6:15 p.m. for children 7 and over. Parents are encouraged to dress the kids in swimsuits, grab their goggles and a plastic bag, and collect Easter treats. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos with kids. Parents must accompany children age 6 and under in pool.

 

Mountain Area Earth Day Fair planning

The Earth Day and Beyond and One Earth One Chance committees are planning for the 25th anniversary of the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair at the Evergreen Lake House on April 19. For more information, contact Betsy Kelson at 720-219-7165 or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:bkelson@ix.netcom.com"bkelson@ix.netcom.com.

 

Bunny Express Train

Bunny Express Train — Rides & Candy will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. For more information, call the Colorado Railroad Museum at 303-279-4591, 800-365-6263 or visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.

 

Learn about wills

Learn about the benefits of a will and how those benefits can protect your family at a free seminar presented by attorney Timothy S. Wilson from Sell's Law Firm. The seminar will be at Church of the Transfiguration, 27640 Highway 74, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22.

 

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 HYPERLINK "http://www.evergreenchamber.org/"www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

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 HYPERLINK "mailto:hboor@MtEvans.org"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.

 

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.

 

Seasonal flu immunization clinics

Jefferson County Public Health provides seasonal flu shots for individuals 6 months and older at its Arvada and Lakewood locations by appointment only. JCPH accepts some insurance. Jefferson County Public Health cannot bill Medicare. For information, an appointment and to check availability of vaccine, call 303-232-6301. Schedule this year’s vaccination through JCPH, your healthcare provider or find a flu shot clinic through Health and Human Services Flu Clinic Finder at HYPERLINK "http://www.flu.gov/stay-connected/vaccinelocator_2011.html"http://www.flu.gov/stay-connected/vaccinelocator_2011.html. For more information, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.flu.gov/"www.flu.gov.

 

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 HYPERLINK "mailto:mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org"mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.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.

 

‘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. 

 

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  HYPERLINK "http://www.ducks.org/colorado/events/33291/evergreen-dinner"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.

 

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  HYPERLINK "mailto:suznconifer@ecentral.com"suznconifer@ecentral.com.

 

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.

 

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  HYPERLINK "http://www.jchscolorado.org/"www.jchscolorado.org or contact Andy Spencer, education coordinator, at 720-497-7654 or e-mail  HYPERLINK "mailto:aspencer@jeffco.us"aspencer@jeffco.us.

 

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 HYPERLINK "http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/Calendar.html"Indian Market & Powwow on 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, HYPERLINK "http://www.tesoroculturalcenter.org/Memberships.html"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 HYPERLINK "http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426"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.

 

Hiwan Homestead Museum offers Pioneerpalooza

Discovery Days, the annual event at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, has a new theme this year: Pioneerpalooza. Children will explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. The program runs from 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13 and is open to children ages 6-13 years old. Campers will get a free supervised lunch each day. The cost is $100 for the week, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, 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. 

 

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 HYPERLINK "http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/"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

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.