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WEDNESDAY

April Antics: Children's Readers Theater

Evergreen Library staff members perform their annual Reader's Theater, presenting three different stories adapted from popular picture books, from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the library, 5000 Highway 73. This program is best suited for children, ages 3 and older. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Cowboy Poetry Week: Poetry and Song

In honor of Cowboy Poetry Week, Rex Rideout presents the poems and songs of the first cowboys from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

THURSDAY

An introduction to divorce mediation

Learn about divorce mediation for yourself or a loved one, in a free presentation by Arden Hauer, mediator, retired attorney and the author of the “Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado.” The seminar is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-526-7749.

 

SRC outing to Red Rocks

The Seniors’ Resource Center’s monthly outing will be to Red Rocks in Morrison on Thursday, April 26. Lunch will be at the Ship Rock Grille. Visit informative displays of the area’s geology and stop in the trading post. The bus leaves from 9:30 a.m. from the Yellow House, 9:45 a.m. from Green Ridge Apartments and 10 a.m. from Rocky Mountain Village. For more information, call the SRC at 303-674-2843.

 

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Lariat Lodge, 27618 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. The hour-long meetings include breakfast, club business and a guest speaker from a local business or organization. Stop by a Thursday morning meeting or visit BlueSpruceKiwanis.org.

 

SATURDAY

Mountain Area Democrats to meet

The Mountain Area Democrats will meet Saturday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Evergreen, 3757 Ponderosa Drive. Joe Neguse, candidate for representative in Congressional District 2,  (the position  currently held by Jared Polis) will speak. For more information, call Sylvia Robertson at 303-674-1715.

 

Mobile food pantry at Ascent Church

Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive in Evergreen, will sponsor a mobile food pantry from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Lodge. Free food is available with no qualification. For more information, e-mail relations@ascentchurch.co.

 

9Health Fair

A 9Health Fair will be Saturday, April 28, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Rockland Community Church in Genesee or from 7 a.m. and noon Saturday, May 19, at Our Lady of the Pines in Conifer. For more information about available health screenings and to register, visit www.9healthfair.org.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Mountain Area Home and Garden Show

The 13th annual Mountain Area Home and Garden Show will be April 28-29 at Evergreen High School. The event with more than 100 vendors is the biggest fund-raiser for the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Clubs. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Tickets will be available at the door; the admission price is $5 or two cans of food for the food bank at Evergreen Christian Outreach.

 

SUNDAY

Part two of learning to talk to people with different perspectives

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration will host An Invitation to Learn: Part II on how do we talk to people with different perspectives than ours from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the church, 27640 Highway 74. This session will emphasize audience participation and is appropriate for both first time attendees and as a follow-up to session one. R.S.V.P. for planning purposes to 303-674-4904, office@church-transfig.net, or http://evite.me/GQQh4U8tR6.

 

MONDAY

Play bridge at Buchanan Rec Center

Play bridge at the Buchanan Rec Center at 11:45 a.m. Mondays. It is free for Silver Sneakers members or $3.50 for non-members. For more information, call 303-842-0578.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Registration open for Discovery Days

Registration is open for Discovery Days, a day camp for 7- to 12-year-olds that will be June 5-8 and June 12-15. Kids explore history through games, food, crafts, and presentations, and older campers learn history and nature during afternoon hikes in area JCOS parks. Registration is required at www.jchscolorado.org.

 

Evergreen Audubon summer day camps

Registration is now open for Evergreen Audubon summer day camps at the Evergreen Audubon Education Center, 29997 Buffalo Park Road. Sign your budding naturalist up for a week of hikes, hands-on learning, outdoor games and crafts. For more information or to register, contact Colleen at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489, or visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org

 

Evergreen Audubon seeks volunteers

Evergreen Audubon is seeking volunteer visitor assistants for the Evergreen Nature Center and volunteers for other opportunities, whether you prefer 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 at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489.

 

After-school Nature Club

Spaces are available in Evergreen Audubon’s after-school Nature Club, for children in grades 1-5. The club meets from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May. For more information or to register, contact Colleen at encdirector@evergreenaudubon.org or at 303-330-0489, or visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org/after-school-program.

 

Evergreen Memory Café

Evergreen Memory Café for individuals with early to moderate memory loss and their caregivers is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month — this month on March 21 — at the Seniors Resource Center. The café offers a supportive environment where people can share information, network and participate in fun and educational activities. For more information, call Marilyn Herrs at 720-236-1179.

 

Beabout retirement party at West Jeff Elementary

West Jefferson Elementary School will host an open house at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, for kindergarten teacher Alicia Beabout, who is retiring after almost 20 years of teaching at the school.

 

College Prep: Athletic Recruiting

Teens and their parents can attend a free seminar presented by local College Consultant Karen Fong Donoghue about earning a spot on a college sports team. The seminar will be from 6 to 7 p.m. May 3 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The next clinic will be May 3. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Pre-registration for individual 15-minute appointments are available in person or by calling 303-235-5275 the day of the clinic.

 

Geologist McNab to speak

Geologist Nancy McNab will discuss “The Mount Evans and Lost Creek Wildernesses Are in an ‘Orogenous’ Zone: Their Geology Will Turn You On” at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

 

An Evening with Friends

The Conifer Historical Society will host An Evening with Friends exhibit and open house featuring the photos of Lorrie McAllister from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. The event is free, but R.S.V.P. to ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or by calling 303-396-5975.

 

Mountain Derby Daze

Mountain Derby Daze, a fundraiser for the Mountain Resource Center, will be from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Wild Game in Bergen Park. Prizes will be given for best hat and best in show. There will be food, beverages and entertainment. Tickets are available at www.mrcco.org.

 

PCHS Friends host volunteer appreciation day

The Friends of the Park County Historical Society will have a volunteer appreciation day at noon Saturday, May 5, at McGraw Memorial Park in Bailey. Past, present and future volunteers are invited. For more information, visit www.parkcountyhistory.com.

 

Boogie at the Barn

Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale. The event will benefit the Mountain Area Land Trust and Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability. Leslie Tom and the Rowdy Country Combo will perform. Tickets are $15 and available at boogieatthebarn.com or at the door. For more information, visit boogieatthebarn.com.

 

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, May 5, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

PCHS volunteer appreciation day

The Friends of the Park County Historical Society will host a volunteer appreciation day starting at noon Saturday, May 5, at McGraw Memorial Park in Bailey. Past, present and future volunteers are invited. For more information, visit www.parkcountyhistory.com.

 

Mount an image on wood

Teens and adults can learn to transfer a photo or saying onto a piece of wood to create a wall hanging or ornament from 1 to 2 p.m. May 5 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. For more information, call 303-235-5275. 

 

Youth fishing camp

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will sponsor a youth fishing camp for children 7 to 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Buchanan Ponds, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. Cost is $30 for district residents and $38 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Spring tea party

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

 

Get cracking on code

Teens can learn the basics of computer programming through the use of free coding sites in a fun and creative environment from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. No programming experience is needed, just a positive attitude and a desire to build some cool games. For more information and to register, visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

Get your code on

Adults can learn coding from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. This series is not intimidating, enabling you to move at your own pace, seek help when you need it, and ask questions as needed until you have a real grasp on how and why your code is working the way it does. Delve into JavaScript and a variety of other programming languages. For more information or to register, visit jeffcolibrary.org.

 

Cougar Family University

The Evergreen High School PTSA is presenting Cougar Family University, designed to strengthen family relationships and assist parents in raising healthy, resilient young people. The workshops are from 6 to 7 p.m. at the school on the following dates:

• May 10: Suicide and self-harm: awareness, interventions and strategies for families.

 

Taste of Evergreen

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Taste of Evergreen at 5 p.m. May 11 at the Evergreen Lake House. Area restaurants, wineries and breweries will provide samples of food with awards given out for best bite and best sip. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

Wild things at Evergreen Library

Kids can investigate nature with educators from Jefferson County Open Space from 11:15 a.m. to noon on May 11. For more information, call 303-235-5275.

 

Healthy relationships

A workshop on how to foster healthy relationships will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Julie Brooks at julieambrooks@gmail.com or Heather Aberg at HeatherNing@yahoo.com.

 

Lincoln Day dinner

The Clear Creek Republicans will host the 2018 Lincoln Day dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village, 2644 Alvarado Road, Empire. State Sen. Kevin Grantham will be the guest speaker. Cost is $40 in advance or $45 with an R.S.V.P. but paying at the door. Purchase advance tickets by April 28 at cccgop.com or mail a check to CCC Republicans, P.O. Box 1007, Silver Plume, CO 80476. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call Cindy at 303-569-2509.

 

Morrison Alleyfest

The fifth annual Morrison Alleyfest festival and celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19 in the alleyway behind the Main Street businesses on Bear Creek Avenue. For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/Morrison-AlleyFest.

 

Mountain Area Veterans Rendezvous

The Mountain Area Veterans Rendezvous will be Saturday, May 19, at Aspen Ridge Church in Marshdale from 8 a.m. to noon. Veterans can get access to services during the event.

 

Strokes After Stroke at Little White Schoolhouse

The Conifer Historical Society will host a free art exhibit: Strokes After Stroke: The Art of Earl Jaynes from noon to 4 p.m. May 20 at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. For more information, visit Conifer HistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975.

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Field of Honor at the Evergreen Elks Lodge

The Evergreen Elks Lodge will host a Field of Honor at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, Evergreen. Purchase a flag by May 1 by calling Cynthia Barclay at 303-250-0483 or Clayton Huffman at 303-810-4440. The flags will be taken down at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10.

 

Grand opening party at Epic Estate Treasures

Epic Estate Treasures will have its grand opening party on Friday, June 8, at its new location, 26290 Highway 74 in Kittredge. For more information, visit www.epicestatetreasures.com or 303-484-9497.

 

VOC needs volunteers to build trails

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado is seeking volunteers aged 12 and up for a volunteer project on National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Floyd Hill Open Space. The project will utilize up to 100 volunteers to break ground on a new, multi-use trail system that will eventually connect to Clear Creek Canyon and the Peaks to Plains Trail. To register for the project, visit www.bitly.com/floydhill or contact Jamie Burke at 303-715-1010 ext. 116.

 

Cocktails on the Rocks

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

 

Memorial golf tournament

A memorial golf tournament for Teddy Wetzel, who died last August, will begin at 4 p.m. June 4 at Hiwan Golf Club. The tournament is a nine-hole, five-person scramble. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Cost for golf and dinner will be $70 and dinner only will be $23. This is also a charity event to raise money for his memorial field at EHS. Sign up can be done online at teddywetzelgolf.weebly.com

 

Wine on the Rocks

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

www.cowineontherocks.com.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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

 

ArtAloha! Club to Meet

The ArtAloha! Club’s Evergreen branch meets the second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at various outdoor locations and the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in studio. For more information and locations, contact Heather Williams at ArtAlohabyHeather@gmail.com.

 

Ukulele Club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Wilmot Elementary School, 5124 S. Hatch Drive, Evergreen. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

 

Mount Evans offers suicide-loss support group 

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a support group for people who have lost a friend or family member to suicide. The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, meets the third Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org. 

 

EChO Jobs Center career assistance

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free career development. Call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123 for an appointment for assistance in job readiness, networking opportunities and the application process. The office is at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6.

 

Open computer lab

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free open computer lab every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Practice newly learned computer skills or work on workforce goals such as resumes or job searching. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

EChO Jobs Center tech time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Jobs Center offers free tech time every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at its office, 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. One-on-one computer help is available, so bring questions for hands-on answers. For more information and to register, call Beckie Mosch at 303-670-7123.

 

Craft and fiber arts circle at Conifer Library

Conifer Library has a craft and fiber arts circle at 4:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. Conifer Library is inside Conifer High School. For more information, visit jeffcolibrary.org/locations/conifer-library.

 

Meeting space available

Risen Lord Lutheran Church in Conifer has meeting-room space available during the week and some evenings. The church is in the Aspen Park Village Center across from the Conifer post office. For more information, e-mail risenlord@hotmail.com or call303-816-6864. 

 

Volunteers needed at EChO resale shop

Evergreen Christian Outreach’s Resale Shop needs volunteers for a variety of positions at the store. Volunteers are needed to work as cashiers and floor merchandisers, and doing backroom sort and prep. Work a three-and-a-half hour shift a week, twice a month or as a substitute. For more information, call 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org 

 

Elk Run looking for volunteers

Augustana Elk Run is looking for volunteers. Fill out an application at 31383 Frost Way or call 303-679-8777 if you are interested.

 

High Country Single Seniors to meet

High Country Single Seniors meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at various locations in the foothills. The group plans social and charitable activities. For more information, contact Celia Fenton at 303-816-9646.

 

Mount Evans offers ‘death of a parent’ support group

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers an open educational/support group called “Grieving the Death of a Parent.” The group, which is facilitated by licensed bereavement counselors, is for adults who have lost a parent and would like to explore the grieving process. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail JPearson@MountEvans.org.

 

Mount Evans offers support groups for bereaved spouses

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers two free monthly support groups for people who have experienced the death of a spouse. The groups, which are facilitated by bereavement professionals, encourage discussion of issues unique to those who have lost a life partner. The “Grieving After the Death of a Spouse” groups meet the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Evans office, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 303-674-6400.

 

Affordable veterinarian clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter offers affordable vaccine, license and microchip clinics to help pet owners keep their pets healthy from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org.

 

Volunteers needed at MRC

Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers for it Conifer resale store, events and general office assistance. If interested, e-mail melanie@mrcco.org.

 

Free yoga class for veterans

Veterans are invited to free yoga classes tailored to their needs at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nick’s Pro Fitness, 2932 Evergreen Parkway behind Kaiser Permanente. For more information, contact Nick’s at 303-674-6902.

 

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group

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