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THURSDAY

Earth Day Fair planning meeting

The 27th annual Mountain Area Earth Day Fair will be April 23, and the Earth Day and Beyond Steering Committee is looking for help in several areas. The next planning meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Church of the Hills. If you can help but are unable to attend this meeting, contact Betsy Kelson at bkelson@ix.netcom.com or 720-219-7165.

Screening of ‘The Sagebrush Sea’

Evergreen Audubon and Audubon of the Rockies will have a special free screening of “The Sagebrush Sea” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. The documentary looks at the high desert ecosystem, and will be followed by a panel discussion. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org. 

SATURDAY 

Cabin Fever Chili Cook-Off

Mountain Foothills Rotary will host the seventh annual Cabin Fever Chili Cook-off from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee. The event benefits Crutches 4 Africa. Cost is $10 to sample chili or $25 to enter chili into the competition. Top prize is $100. For details, visit ‪www.crutches4africa.org/cabin-fever-chili-cook-off.html.

Mardi Gras party

The Rotary Clubs of Evergreen are sponsoring a Mardi Gras party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Evergreen Country Day School, 1093 Swede Gulch Road. Come dressed in your best Mardi Gras beads and more. Tickets are $50 for person or $90 for a couple, and are available by calling John Wingate at 303-877-5173 or Barbara Wingate at 303-435-8300. Proceeds will benefit the work of the clubs’ international committee.

SUNDAY

Snowshoe hike for bereaved youths

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Mount Evans Hospice will offer a special adventure experience for bereaved youth ages 11-18 who are coping with grief and loss. Grief counselors from Mount Evans will oversee the program, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided. There is no charge for this program. For more information and to register, call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

MONDAY

Tancredo to speak at Tea Party meeting

Tom Tancredo will be the speaker at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Evergreen Tea Party. He will discuss the politics of U.S. immigration. In addition, Swedish student Hampus Bryngelsson will speak on how immigration is impacting Sweden, and three candidates for the U.S. Senate.   The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Park barn, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road in Marshdale. Sustaining Tea Party members and guests are free. Admission for others is $10.

Ukulele club to meet

The Ukulele Club of Evergreen meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at Rocky Mountain Music Exchange, 3997 Evergreen Parkway. The next meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Bring your ukulele, or several will be available to borrow. For more information, contact Matt Cormier at mjcormier72@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club meets the second Tuesday morning of the

month at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.  The group will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, visit evergreengardenclub.org.

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club meets the second Tuesday morning of the

month at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.  The group will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 9. For more information, visit

evergreengardenclub.org.

Jeffco LWV updating position on county boards, commissions

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is updating and revising its 1987 position on the six elected and 19 appointed county boards and commissions and will add special districts and committees to that list. This topic will be discussed at the LWV Jeffco’s six unit meetings Feb. 9-11. The Mountain Parks Unit will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District, 317 S. Lookout Mountain Road, Golden. Call Janet at 303-674-7755 for information.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Evergreen’s Got Talent

The fourth annual Evergreen’s Got Talent will be March 5 at The Wild Game in Evergreen. If you would like to share your talent and compete to benefit Operation Homefront, text or call Schaunon at 720-988-9914. More information is available at EvergreensGotTalent.weebly.com.

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.

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.

Free computer classes

EChO’s Jobs Center is offering basic computer classes and weekly tech time, where you can get help to practice computer skills. There is no charge, and classes fill up fast. Classes are held at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. Reserve your spot at 303-670-7123 or by e-mailing beckie@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

• Basic Internet: Tuesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Basic Computer: Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and March 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Basic Microsoft Word: Tuesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

• Tech time is on Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Learn how property taxes are computed

If you have ever been confused by formulas and figures on your property tax bill, listen to Jefferson County Assessor Ron Sandstrom from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the small hearing room at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is sponsoring the meeting. Reservations are not required.. This is an opportunity to meet the county assessor and ask questions to learn more about this process.

Dementia behaviors program for caregivers

Caregiver Survival Skills is a free educational series presented by the Mountain Caregivers Resource Group. February’s topic, “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors,” will be presented by a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. The program provides participants with a model to address behavioral aspects of dementia, and then applies it to some of the most common behaviors associated with the disease. The free seminar will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 303-674-6400.

Jeffco Open Space hosts volunteer recruitment fairs

Explore volunteer positions available at Jeffco Open Space outdoors or indoors, at one of two volunteer recruitment fairs. The fairs are on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space main office, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden. Applications for most positions are accepted from February through mid-March. Applications for 2016 will be available at the fairs or at jeffco.us/open-space/volunteer/job-descriptions/.

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26 inside the Bloodmobile at 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.

Mount Evans Hospice benefit

The Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice 30th annual benefit gala will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Mount Vernon Country Club in Genesee This year’s theme, “The Enchanted Forest,” will be a magical gathering of fairy folk, talking trees, fanciful forest creatures and the occasional human being. The evening includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and dancing to the band Tunisia. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as inhabitants of the Enchanted Forest. Tickets are $80 (patron level $150) and went on sale Jan. 15; purchase them online at www.MountEvans.org or call 303-674-6400.

 

Jeffco Open Space hosts volunteer recruitment fairs

Explore volunteer positions available at Jeffco Open Space outdoors or indoors, at one of two volunteer recruitment fairs. The fairs are on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space main office, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden. Applications for most positions are accepted from February through mid-March. Applications for 2016 will be available at the fairs or at jeffco.us/open-space/volunteer/job-descriptions/.

Origami group to meet

The Mountain Fold origami group meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Evergreen Library. Its next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. This free activity is open to everyone, and no prior folding experience is required. Paper is provided. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

Molly-Dharma Run to benefit EAPL

The 10th annual Molly-Dharma Run to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will be Sunday, June 12. Riders will begin at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, ride to Evergreen to meet EAPL rescue animals, and end at T-Bird Roadhouse in Wheat Ridge. Cost is $20 for a single rider. For more information, visit www.Molly-DharmaRun.org.

Humphrey Museum closed until summer

Humphrey History Park and Museum will be closed for the season and reopen on May 24, and then it will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Labor Day. Messages will be picked up and returned several times a week over the winter.

Bergen Meadow Preschool registration

Bergen Meadow Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year is open. Eligible children must be 3 by Oct. 1, 2016.  The school offers 2.5-, 4- and 6.75-hour sessions. Call 303-982-4917 for more information. Evergreen Park and Recreation provides before- and after-care on-site at Bergen Meadow.

Research help needed

Researchers at Colorado State University are looking for homeowners in the Evergreen Fire Protection District to discuss their thoughts on defensible space in areas prone to wildfires. This study has been approved by the Colorado State University Institutional Review Board. The interview will include questions about your knowledge and opinions about wildfire mitigation.  Please call Mike Caggiano at 631-793-1503 or e-mail michael.caggiano@colostate.edu. to get more information about the study or to schedule an interview.

 

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.

 

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.

EHS classes 1970-1979 looking for classmates

The Evergreen High School classes of 1970 to 1979 are planning a reunion in the summer of 2016, and they are looking for graduates’ contact information. For more information, contact Sherry Kay Anderson at sherrykaysherrykay@yahoo.com.

Volunteers needed at Humphrey History Park

Humphrey History Park and Museum is looking for volunteers to act as tour guide, special event volunteers and greeters. For more information, contact Angela Rayne at 303-674-5429. 

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. 

SRC looking for new classes at its facility

The Seniors’ Resource Center is inviting seniors to hold their group activities in its facility beginning in May. It will also offer one-on-one computer classes. If you are interested in offering activities at the center or the computer classes, contact Janice at 720-236-1172.

Alzheimer’s support group

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

Senior bridge group

A senior bridge group meets at 10:30 a.m. Mondays at Buchanan Park Recreation Center. For more information, contact Ginny Leitz at 303-674-4459.

Mountain Toastmasters

Overcome your fear of public speaking at Mountain Toastmasters meetings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at the Seniors’ Resource Center, 5120 Highway 73. Call Karen at 303-816-1575 for more information.

WOW networking group to meet

WOW networking group meets from 8 to 9:30 a.m. twice each month. The first Tuesday meeting is in Evergreen at The Place, 27886 Meadow Drive. The third Thursday meeting is at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Room 204.  The group is open to all women business owners. For more inforomation, contact co-founders Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028 or Denise Fisk at 303-868-8972.

Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group to meet

The Foothills & Vicinity Writers Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month at HearthFire Books and Treats in Bergen Village. The group, sanctioned by the National Writers Association, is open to writers of all skill levels. For monthly agenda/program and membership information, contact Jo Ann Colton at 303-670-1028.

MRC needs Resale Store volunteers

The Mountain Resource Center is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Store. Volunteers, who typically work full-day or half-day shifts, receive a 25 percent discount. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers can choose to work one day per month or as a substitute. For more information, contact Resale Store manager Mary Hellman at maryh@mrcco.org or 303-838-7552.

 

Evergreen Chamber looking for volunteers

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors to the community, promote member benefits, greet people at the Visitor Center and help with community events. For more information, call Sheralyn at 303-674-3412 or visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

Bricks for memorial path at Buchanan Park

Memorial bricks that are being placed near the veterans memorial in Buchanan Park may be ordered through the American Legion Post 2001 website, legionpost2001.org. An order form can be found under the “commemorative walk” heading.

Volunteer performers needed

Elk Run Assisted Living is looking for volunteer performers. Are you a singer, dancer, storyteller or an instrument player? For more information, call Pam Davis at 303-679-8777,or e-mail pdavis@augustanacare.org.

SRC seeks volunteers

The Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen is looking for volunteers to help with minor repairs, visiting seniors or delivering meals. For information, contact Melanie at 303-674-2843, ext. 302, or e-mail mnuchols@srcaging.org.

Hiwan seeks volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact museum administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or jsteinle@jeffco.us.

EChO Resale, Home Furnishing Store help needed

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

4-H Dog Project recruiting

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

Breast cancer support group

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

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

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

Mount Evans Hospice offers parent grief group

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

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

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

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.