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Aquatic entomology discussion
Brian Heinold will host a discussion on aquatic entomology from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Beau Jo's Pizza in Downtown Evergreen. Sponsored by Evergreen Trout Unlimited. For more information, visit http://evergreentrout.org.
PowerPoint basics class
A free computer class on PowerPoint basics will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the Jeffco Library Bookmobile in the Seniors' Resource Center parking lot. For more information, visit www.srcaging.org or call 303-674-2843.
Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series
Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. every other week, featuring a variety of music from local students to rock to jazz. The schedule is as follows: June 19: Sticky Mulligan with The Alpine Brothers; July 3: Trout Steak Revival with Whodunnit; July 17: Mighty High Band with Sneaky Bastards; July 31: Mr. David Booker Swingtet with Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars; Aug. 14: Highway 55, with Casey James Prestwood & the Burning Angels; Aug. 28: Tunisia, with Katie Glassman and Snapshot.
Ginley to discuss Kazakhstan
HearthFire Books’ Luda Ginley will discuss her native country of Kazakhstan and the issues facing the global community at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at HearthFire Books in Bergen Village. For more information, call 303-670-4549 or visit www.hearthfirebooks.com.
Benefit for Alpine Rescue Team
A benefit for the Alpine Rescue Team will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen. Cost is $10 and includes a buffet, silent auction, music and a ticket for the grand prize raffle. For more information, contact Tony Trumbly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-674-3149 or 720-560-2705.
Business After Hours Mixer
The Evergreen Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Genesee Mountain Fitness, 25938 Genesee Trail Road, No. 160, Golden. The event will include door prizes, food and drinks. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. For more information, call 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.
P.E.O. Chapter FR to meet
P.E.O. Chapter FR will meet for a salad luncheon at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21. The location is the one listed in the directory. The program is "Report of Convention of State Chapter" by Deanna Weisenborn. For information, call 303-674-6528.
Mastering Ice Cream: Sorbet
Mastering Ice Cream: Sorbet will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. This class explores refreshing sorbet with fruit. Cost is $10 for members, $12 for non-members; reservations requested. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org or call 303-674-5429.
Kids Night Out at Wulf Rec Center
Evergreen Park & Recreation District is sponsoring a Kids Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Wulf Recreation Center. Kids ages 5 to 12 will play games, learn gymnastics and eat pizza. Other dates are July 26 and Aug. 9. The cost is $30 for district residents and $38 for non-district residents. A late pick-up fee will be charged after 9 p.m. Parents must sign their children up by Monday, June 17, at bit.ly/EPRD-KNO. For more information, contact Shana Peterson, EPRD gymnastics supervisor, at 720-880-1227 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mirada to host Summer Solstice Art Party
Mirada Fine Art will host a Summer Solstice Art Party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the studio, 5490 Parmalee Gulch Road, Indian Hills. The evening will include live music and refreshments. Artists Stephanie Paige and Christian Dore will be painting at the gallery all night long. Live music will be provided by Branden Sipes. For more information, visit www.miradafineart.com.
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to clear downed trees
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will clear downed trees from the Lost Creek Trail in the Mount Evans Wilderness from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Volunteers with USFS certified crosscut saw training needed. For crosscut saw training, check out VOC's Training Calendar at https://fw.civicore.com/voc/index.php?section=trainingOpportunties&actio.... There will be work for those without certification as well. For more information and to register, visit www.voc.org/projects or call 303-715-1010. Free to participate; minimum age: 17. Snacks provided.
Volunteer Trail Day
Volunteer Trail Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Reynolds Park in Conifer.
Volunteers will build a 10-mile trail that will provide scenic views of Cathedral Spires, the South Platte Valley and Pike's Peak. This new trail at Reynolds Park will terminate at the South Platte River, allowing access to the Colorado Trail, and be open to all user groups. Free to participate; no experience necessary; minimum age is 14. A light breakfast and lunch provided. For more information or to register, visit www.voc.org/projects or call Alice Plant at 303-715-1010.
Denver Freedom Walk
The Denver Freedom Walk to free slaves in Sudan will be held Saturday, June 22, at Bear Creek Lake Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.FreeForFifty.com.
Foothills Animal Center to host community clinic
Foothills Animal Center will host a vaccine, licensing and microchip community clinic from
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Chow Down Pet Supplies, 1260 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.
Kickball tournament, youth expo on June 22
The third annual Kickball Tournament & Youth and Sports Expo will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Marshdale soccer fields. There will be two divisions for kick-ballers, an expo with vendor booths, and food. Sponsored by the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 303-674-3412 or visit www.EvergreenChamber.org.
Wild West Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Wild West Day will be held from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Wild West Day will provide period re-enactors bringing the 1880s Colorado railroad experience to life with fast-draw contests, train robberies and sharp-shooting exhibitions. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for children (children younger than 2 are admitted free), $15 for adults, $30 for a family and $10 for seniors 60 and older. For more information, visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org or call 303-279-4591.
How to Identify Wildflowers
How to Identify Wildflowers will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Evergreen Nature Center. Bring a hand lens, any field books you have and a specimen for identification. To register, visit www.evergreenaudubon.org under Evergreen Nature Center 2013 Classes & Programs. A project of the Evergreen Audubon. Cost is $4 per individual; $10 per family; half off for Audubon members). For more information, call 303-330-0489.
Love and Logic class
The Mountain Area Pregnancy Center will host a Love and Logic class from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, June 24 through July 22, at The Place, 27888 Meadow Drive, Evergreen. The class will focus on early childhood parenting made fun and will focus on children ages 0-6. Reservations required. For questions or to reserve a spot, call MAPC at 303-674-5881.
Bergen Park farmers market open through Sept. 17
The Evergreen farmers market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 17 at the Bergen Village Shopping Center. This is the market’s 14th season.
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Food Bank volunteers needed
The EChO Food Bank needs volunteers for shifts on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Duties include stocking shelves, processing donations, breaking down bulk items and assisting patrons with their shopping. The shifts are for three hours beginning at noon on Mondays or 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are available to help neighbors in need, call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seasons of Our Mountains calendar photo contest begins
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice is looking for your best photographs of the mountain community's scenery, wildlife and landmarks to include in the 2014 "Seasons of Our Mountains" community calendar. Both amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit entries. Thirteen photographs will be selected by a community vote — one to represent each month of the year and one to use as the cover image. Rules and entry forms are available online at www.mtevans.org, and at area merchants, the Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice office and Coldwell Banker offices. They will be printed in future issues of the Canyon Courier, High Timber Times and Clear Creek Courant. The deadline for submissions is July 23, 2013. To request rules and an entry form, call 303-674-6400 or visit the Mt. Evans website at www.mtevans.org.
100 Holes of Golf to benefit Evergreen charities
Evergreen Rotary will sponsor a “100 Holes of Golf” event on June 19 to benefit the several Evergreen charities. It begins at 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Golf Course, and each team is given 10 balls per hole for 10 holes and no rules on how they want to get the ball in the hole. To donated, visit 100holes.evergreenrotary.org.
Western authors featured at Wine @ 5
Western authors will be featured at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Wine @ 5 at HearthFire Books in Bergen Village. Authors Charlie Mac, John Erwin and Terry Grosz will be the guests. For more information, call 303-670-4549 or visit www.hearthfirebooks.com.
Hard Hats & High Heels
Hard Hats & High Heels, a fun fund-raising party for Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at a private home at 32803 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen. To purchase tickets, visit wwwbluesprucehabitat.org or call Susan Brubaker at 303-674-1127, ext. 2.
Bear Creek Dippers: Rock Hounds
Bear Creek Dippers: Rock Hounds will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at Dedisse Park. Hunt for rocks with a geologist, make your own sedimentary rock to take home and learn about fossils, plate tectonics and more. Appropriate for ages 6-10 with adult. To register, visit www.evergreenaudubon.org under Evergreen Nature Center 2013 Classes & Programs. There is a small fee for this event. For more information, call 303-330-0489.
Night Boating and Nature Exploring
Night Boating and Nature Exploring will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Evergreen Nature Center. This event is appropriate for all ages and is free.
Job coaches needed
Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Jobs Program has been holding free monthly seminars to assist people in our community who are seeking employment. After they attend the seminar, they are assigned a job coach to provide counsel and moral support through the job-search process. Training and workshops are provided for all job coaches. Please call or email for more information. If you have had a successful employment history and would like to help with this important program, contact Mary at EChO at 303-670-1796 or e-mail email@example.com.
Evergreen Nature Center needs new visitor assistants
The Evergreen Nature Center is seeking visitor assistant volunteers. These volunteers provide information on lake environment, local birds, fish and other wild animals and their habitats. Visitor Assistants also perform administrative tasks related to the daily operation of the Nature Center. For information, call 303-330-0489.
Free concerts planned at Meyer Ranch
Four free concerts are planned at Meyer Ranch this summer as a way to bring the community together. The bands performing are: July 11: Red Hot Blues Catz & Point Blank; July 25: Trubelos & Something Underground; Aug. 8: The Teachers Band and Dakota Blonde; Aug. 22: Midnight Flyer & Mighty High. To volunteer, visit www.gofundme.com/30x57s. Advertising banner space on the stage and booths are available. For more information, call Jeanne Boyd at 720-205-6070.
Mt. Evans Hospice offers suicide survivors group
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice has joined with Heartbeat, a national suicide survivors organization, to offer a drop-in support group for friends and family of suicide victims. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans grief professionals and Heartbeat volunteers, provides education and support in a confidential environment. The Suicide Survivors group meets the third Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400. To learn more about Heartbeat or to explore issues of interest to suicide survivors, visit www.heartbeatsurvivorsaftersuicide.org.
Musicians and entertainers wanted for July 4 Freedom Run
Freedom Run 5K organizers are seeking local musicians and other entertainers willing to perform along the race course from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. July 4. This is the Freedom Run’s 32nd year and, as always, all proceeds benefit Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice. The race begins at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness with a big post-race party. If you are interested, contact Heather Boor at Mt. Evans at 303-674-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4 Freedom Run 5K registration underway
Early registration has begun for the July 4 Freedom Run 5K at www.mtevans.org. Those who sign up and pay registration fees can pick up a T-shirts, race bibs and timing chips at Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, on July 3, or at the start line on July 4. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Middle School and finishes with an awards ceremony and post-race party at Nick’s Pro Fitness. All proceeds benefit Mt. Evans. Children and youth 18 and under who register before the race pay only $15, or half the adult rate, to participate. The post-race party includes a bounce house, music, and free food and drink for race participants. To register, or for more information, visit www.mtevans.org and click the Freedom Run link, or call 303-674-6400.
Mobile spay/neuter clinics
Foothills Animal Shelter will offer its mobile spay/neuter clinics in June throughout Jefferson County. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Surgery space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed. Pets go home the same day. Pet owners should pick up their pet between 3 and 4 p.m. Pricing is $20 for cats and $60 for dogs (cash/credit card only). Vaccinations, microchips and licenses can also be purchased for additional fees. For more information or locations, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.
The Arc to host annual summer picnic
The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties will host its annual summer picnic from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds picnic pavilion, 15200 West 6th Ave., Golden. The picnic is free and open everyone in the community, and will include live music, food, a magic show, balloon art, face painting, a West Metro Fire Department fire truck and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. R.S.V.P. online at www.arcjc.org or call 303-232-1338.
Mountain Resource Center to host Timeless Treasures fund-raiser
Mountain Resource Center will host Timeless Treasures, a fun-filled evening featuring a silent auction, food and drinks from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Rio del Sol, 28215 Highway 74 in downtown Evergreen. Auction items will include new and vintage art and jewelry as well as unique services and exclusive experiences. This charity event is to raise money to support neighbors and build a healthy community. Space is limited. Ticket prices are $40 per individual or $70 for two people. Tickets are available online at www.mrcco.org or call 303-838-7552. To participate in the auction and purchase these unique timeless treasures to benefit Mountain Resource Center, guests are asked to bring cash, check or credit card.
Elevation Celebration and 5K fund-raiser set for July 13
Elevation Celebration, and 5K Run/Walk and Family Dash will be Saturday, July 13, beginning on Sutton Road in Conifer. Registration for the run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. start. The 5K is a fund-raiser for lights and athletic field improvements at Conifer High School. The course also celebrates the grand opening of the new Conifer Community Trails. The trail takes you around the scenic Aspen Park neighborhoods of Conifer. Register for the 5K at www.RunningGuru.com/website/Elevation5K. Volunteers and sponsors needed. For information, e-mail email@example.com. Then, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., enjoy the Conifer Elevation Celebration, a free all-day event with live music, food, beer, wine, gift vendors and artisans. Visit www.goconifer.com for more information.
Children’s Pirate Tea at Hiwan Homestead Museum
A Children’s Pirate Tea will be offered from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Children ages 6 to 12 will enjoy pirate-themed food and activities. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a fee of $8 per child. For information, call the museum at 720-497-7650.
Dinosaur Express Train
All aboard the Dinosaur Express Train from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. The day will be filled with dinosaur activities. Dinosaur Express Train is in collaboration with the Morrison Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Ridge and Triebold Paleontology. Admission is $5 for children (children younger than 2 are admitted free), $15 for adults, $30 for a family and $10 for seniors 60 and older. For more information, visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org or call 303-279-4591.
‘The Great K & A Train Robbery’ in Heritage Grove
Jefferson County Historical Society and Jefferson County Parks present the classic silent adventure “The Great K & A Train Robbery” at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in Heritage Grove next to Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. The movie showing is free, and the film will be accompanied live by acclaimed pianist Hank Troy. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Snacks, drinks and popcorn will be sold during the film. For more information call the museum at 720-497-7650.
Community forum on health improvement plan
The Mountain Resource Center and Jefferson County Public Health will host a community forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the MRC, 11030 Kitty Drive in Conifer. The organizations want community input as they choose priorities for their Community Health Improvement Plan, including distinct needs of mountain residents in western Jefferson County. Dinner and child care will be provided. To R.S.V.P. and register for child care, contact Erika Jerme at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-271-5737. For more information, visit www.healthypeoplehealthyplacesjeffco.com. Questions may be directed to Karen Verdier, MRC health services director at 303-838-8031, ext. 19 or email@example.com.
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.
Cooking Matters looking for instructors
The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to teach Cooking Matters classes at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer and possibly other community venues. Volunteer opportunities include chef instructors, nutrition instructors and general class support. Through the expertise of volunteer instructors, Cooking Matters participants learn to shop smarter, make healthier food choices and cook delicious meals while staying within their family budget. Training, class supplies and materials, lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. For more information, contact Laurie Walowitz at 303-838-7552, ext. 30, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mt. Evans offers adult grief support group
Mt. Evans Home Health and Hospice offers support groups for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The next group will meet on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Meetings will be held once a week for eight weeks at the Mt. Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400.
Mt. Evans offers support group for bereaved spouses
Mt. Evans Home Health & Hospice offers a free monthly support group for people grieving the death of a spouse. The group, which is facilitated by Mt. Evans bereavement professionals, encourages discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. A light supper is provided. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” group meets the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mt. Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.
Jeffco Public Health offers video clinics
Jefferson County Public Health is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics. Every month, a JCPH family planning registered nurse, Melanie Rogers, “Mel” will talk about different family planning topics. Sex Ed with Mel in 30 Minutes or Less is an educational monthly video series that can be accessed on the JCPH website at http://jeffco.us/health/health_T111_R122.htm.
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 email@example.com.
Evergreen Library computer classes
Call 303-235-5275 to register for an appointment for Computer Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, Internet Basics or E-mail Basics.
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.
Living Awareness Meditation
Living Awareness Meditation is held from noon to 12:50 p.m. Thursdays at Douglas Hall next to The Church of the Transfiguration. Drop-ins are welcome at any level of meditation experience.
Colorado State Parks' lifetime pass for seniors available
Colorado State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass. The Lifetime Senior Passes is available for $300 and will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
Interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids
An interactive yoga and mindfulness class for kids ages 5 to 9 will be held the first Sunday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen Wellness Center, 28577 Buffalo Park Road (across from library). For more information or to register, contact Margie at 303-523-9941 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Progressive Parents will present a Coffee Talk (because coffee is stronger than tea) at 9:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Ice House Café downtown. This is a forward-thinking, family-focused organization where you can learn, share and act. Come to discuss current events and make your voice heard. There is no time or monetary commitment. We also meet at other times if these are inconvenient for you. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.progressiveparents.blogspot.com.
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.
Join others who share an interest in metaphysics, energy healing and meditation. These ongoing free workshops will offer a continuing series of metaphysical studies. Gatherings will be held the first and third Saturday mornings of the month. For information, call Susan at 303-697-9427.
Pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
With Women will be hosting a 12-session, a la carte pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum series in North Evergreen on Saturday mornings. Pick and choose the classes that are of most interest to you. For information, call Gina at 303-674-1685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, visit www.with-women.com.
Early-childhood family education offers eight different weekly classes for families in the mountain community with children from newborn through kindergarten. The one-hour classes run Monday through Thursday at the Mountain Resource Center in Conifer. To register or for information, call 303-838-7552, ext. 17.
Free computer classes at Evergreen Library
Classes at all Jefferson County Public Library locations are listed at http://jefferson.lib.co.us. Evergreen Library is at 5000 Highway 73 at Buffalo Creek Road. For information, call 303-674-0780.