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THURSDAY

SRC outing to Wings Over the Rockies

The Seniors’ Resource Center monthly outing will be a tour of Wings Over the Rockies Museum on Thursday, May 25. 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. Admission fee is $6. Lunch will be at the Lowry Beer Garden next to the museum.

 

FRIDAY

Family finders drop-in genealogy

Family finders drop-in genealogy will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Get one-on-one help with filling in your family tree from the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

SATURDAY

Fund-raiser for North Fork Fire Department

A fund-raiser benefiting the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department will include a plant sale, bake sale and flea market. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Donations to get a table at the flea market are $25. The fire department has tables available to rent for an additional $5. Contact Kathleen at 303-838-0755 to reserve a table.  

 

Ancestral English dance teams to perform

The Morris Dance team will perform ancestral dances from England at three locations in Evergreen from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 27. They are at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4108 Timbervale Road, Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, and the Evergreen Lake House. The group will also perform a Mass dance at Church of the Transfiguration in Evergreen from 4 to 5 p.m.

 

EChO trunk sale

Evergreen Christian Outreach will have a trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in the parking lot outside the EChO Resale Shop. EChO is looking for vendors. Cost is $15 for a spot. For more information, visit www.evergreenchristianoutreach.org or call 303-670-7295.

 

SUNDAY

Picnic in the Park

Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum will host Picnic in the Park at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the park, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen. Return to a Memorial Day tradition with a picnic in the park and backyard games. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org.

 

MONDAY

Memorial Day ceremonies

• Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road, will conduct a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday, May 29, at its Peace Memorial. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will participate, and long-time residents who are veterans will be honored. For more information, call 303-674-7750.

• A memorial day service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Bergen Park Memorial. American Legion 2001 will honor the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

 

TUESDAY 

Opening Day at Humphrey Memorial Park

Humphrey Memorial Park & Museum will open for the season on May 30, with tours of the grounds between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.hmpm.org.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Register online for Freedom Run

Early registration has begun online for the 36th annual Freedom Run on July 4 at FreedomRunRace.org. Pay the registration fee now, and pick up your T-shirt, race bib and timing chip at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, on Monday, July 3, or at the start line at Evergreen Middle School on Tuesday, July 4. To register or for more information, visit FreedomRunRace.org or call 303-674-6400 to request a registration form.

 

Windows 10 tips workshop

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center will offer a Windows 10 tips workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Jobs Center, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway. While the workshop is free, registration is required. Call 303-670-7123 to register.

 

Hummingbirds 101 at Evergreen Audubon meeting

Tom Wood, biologist/naturalist and co-founder of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, will offer a free program called Hummingbirds 101 at the Evergreen Audubon meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at 29997 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. The observatory is dedicated to research, public education and conservation of the birds of southern Arizona, including 13 species of hummingbirds. For more information, visit www.evergreenaudubon.org.

 

Evergreen chamber ambassadors meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s ambassadors will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Tuscany Tavern in Bergen Park. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

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 first clinic will be June 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, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders. No appointment necessary, and all clinics are first-come, first-served. Call the library at 303-235-5275 for more information.

 

Open house, CFF fund-raiser

Gather Wellness Center, 30922 Hilltop Drive in Evergreen, will have an open house and a fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3. For more information, visit http://grandopening.passioncff.org.

 

285 TechConnect Radio Club to meet

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

 

Slash collections

Jefferson County will begin its summer slash collection program. Limbs, branches and tree debris, pine needles, tree bark and pine cones are accepted. The cost to drop of a load is $20, and only credit cards are accepted. Collections are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• June 3-4 at Conifer High School, 10441 Highway 73, Conifer

• June 10-11 at Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road

• June 24-25 at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Drive, Conifer

 

Senior Law Day

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its seventh annual Senior Law Day on June 3, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents. Senior Law Day is Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda in Lakewood. Registration is $10 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and the new Colorado Senior Law. For more information, or to register, visit www.districtattorney1.com or contact Cary Johnson at 303-271-6970 or by e-mail at  csjohnso@jeffco.us  

 

First responders appreciation barbecue

Evergreen Christian Church is hosting a first responders appreciation barbecue from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at the church at 27772 Iris Drive in Evergreen. The Revelators will perform, and there will be family activities. The event is for both first responders and their families and the public to show appreciation for the first responders. Members of the public are asked to bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Camille Brightsmith at 310-936-8213.

 

ELID town hall meeting

The Downtown Evergreen Economic District is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss a proposal for a local improvement district from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Evergreen Lake House. R.S.V.P. at www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4fafad23a75-public1.

 

Evergreen farmers market opens

A farmers market will be held every Tuesday from June 6 through Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot. This is the farmers market's 17th season. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

 

Open Space to perform at Evergreen Lake

Open Space will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Evergreen chamber bi-monthly breakfast

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly member breakfast will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, in the third floor conference room above the Little Bear in downtown Evergreen. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

Evergreen chamber business mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly business mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Kittredge Auto Re-builders. Cost is $5 for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org or call 303-674-3412.

 

Mountain Genealogists to meet

The Mountain Genealogists Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Church of the Hills, 28628 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. Learn from Diane Barbour about using early American records to learn the story of an Ohio pioneer. This case study explores the life of Amasa Delano Sproat and identifies hard-to-find early American records. For more information, visit mountaingenealogists.org.

 

Rhubarb Festival

The 30th annual Rhubarb Festival will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Pine Grove firehouse, 16675 County Road 126. Enter your favorite rhubarb dish by 11 a.m., and you could be crowned king or queen of the Rhubarb Festival. There will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; rhubarb dish judging begins at 11:30 a.m.; winners will be announced and the parade begins at 12:30 p.m. The river duck races begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call 303-838-6338 or visit www.pecia.us.

 

Aspen Park Summer Market

The Aspen Park Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Red Roof Relics, 25871 Duran Ave., Conifer. The market, sponsored by Red Roof Relics and Mountain Country Far, will be open 11 Saturdays until Oct. 28. For more information, e-mail mountaincountryfarm@gmail.com.

 

Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce to meet

The Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Platte Canyon fire station, 153 Delwood Drive, Bailey. For more information, visit bailey-colorado.org.

 

Benefit for Evergreen EMT Montesi

Evergreen Fire/Rescue and the Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen are sponsoring a benefit concert for local EMT Dave Montesi from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, June 9, at the Little Bear. The Black Canyon Band, and Joe Bye and Pete Martinez will perform. Admission is $20. For more information, visit WeFightForDave.com.

 

Camp Comfort weekends

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer 2017 Camp Comfort sessions June 16-18 and July 14-16. This award-winning bereavement camp, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of Denver, 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.

 

Evergreen Rodeo events

Evergreen Rodeo weekend has a host of events on June 17-18. For more information, visit www.evergreenrodeo.com.

Saturday

• The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen in the community parking lot.

• The Main Street Rodeo Celebration will be at 9 a.m. in downtown Evergreen.

• The Evergreen Rodeo Parade will be from 10 a.m. to noon downtown.

• The PRCA Rodeo's will be at 5 p.m. at the Evergreen Rodeo Arena on Stagecoach Boulevard. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the preshow and mutton bustin' starting at 3:30 p.m.

Sunday:

• PRCA Rodeo's second performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Rodeo Arena. Gates open at noon. Mutton Bustin' will be held before and during the performance, and rodeo royalty will be crowned during the performance.

Tour a CCC camp in Morrison

Tour the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Morrison from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, with the Conifer Historical Society. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members, and tickets are available at www.coniferhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Bailey Hundo

The Bailey Hundo will kick off at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 17, on Main Street in Bailey. Support two youth-biking initiatives in this 100-mile bike ride that starts and ends in Bailey. For more information, visit www.bailey100.com.

 

MALF book talks

The Mountain Area Literary Festival will host monthly book talks at 6 p.m. at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Park. A RMLF volunteer will lead discussions of each book. “Stopping by Earth” by Scott Gibson on Wednesday, June 21; “Baker’s Blues” by Judith Ryan Hendricks on Wednesday, July 19; “The Emerald Mile” by Kevin Fedarko on Wednesday, Aug. 16; and “Among the Ruins” by Ausma Zehanat Khan on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, classroom A. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Hiwan Kids 2017

Hiwan Kids 2017 for kids 5 to 12 will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 18-27. Registration is required by calling Hiwan Museum at 720-497-7650. Topics are:

Tuesday, July 18: Know your yucca

Thursday, July 20: Games in the grove

Tuesday, July 25: Arts of the Southwest

Thursday, July 27: try dye

 

Adult grief support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice will offer a two-month support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one on Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. beginning June 28. Meetings will be once a week at the Mount Evans offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is a suggested donation of $50 to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, call 303-674-6400 or email JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Elvis tribute concerts

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter will perform at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for two shows and possibly a third if tickets sell out in a benefit for Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The concerts will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., with a third tentatively planned for Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale May 15 at 10 a.m., start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival celebrates its third year with award-winning authors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mount Vernon Country Club. Authors are Kevin Fedarko, Scott Gibson, Judith Ryan Hendricks, Ausma Zehanat Khan and Melanie Crowder. A portion of RMLF proceeds benefit Bootstraps Scholarships. Tickets are available online at RockyMountainLiteraryFestival.org.

 

MRC needs volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers. Contact Shirley at shirley@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552, Ext. 11, for more information:

• Resale store and donation room on Fridays and Saturdays in shifts of two hours or more.

• Front desk office support volunteer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Veterans’ Rendezvous on Saturday, May 20, at the MRC.

Evergreen Audubon volunteer opportunities

Evergreen Audubon is looking for volunteers to get involved with its programs and community outreach. Opportunities are available to work with children or adults; alone or with others; outside or inside; periodically or regularly. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact Colleen Kulesza, director, at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

Registration open for Evergreen Nature Center’s kids’ programs

Registration is open for weekly after-school programs and summer day camps sponsored by Evergreen Audubon/Evergreen Nature Center. For more information and to register, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org or contact nature center director Colleen Kulesza at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at call 303-330-0489.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.