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WEDNESDAY

Evergreen Lake concert

Wind in the Willows and Tierro with Bridget Law will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Light-up constellations

Teens and tweens can make their favorite constellations out of canvas and lights from 3 to 4 p.m. July 10 at Evergreen Library. This hands-on workshop will teach teens more about constellations.

 

Book Group: The Stowaway

Join an Evergreen Library book group that meets the second Wednesday of the month. At the July 10 meeting, which will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the book will discuss “The Stowaway.”

 

Conifer Kiwanis Club meets

The Conifer Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the 285 Diner in Conifer’s King Soopers shopping center. All those interested in serving youth are invited.

 

THURSDAY

Rock House showing ‘Taking Your Dreams’

The Clear Creek Rock House in Idaho Springs will show the movie “Taking Your Dreams” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Rock House, 542 Highway 103. Contact volunteering@clearcreekrockhouse.org for more information.

 

Mountain Genealogists Society 

The Mountain Genealogists Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 28253 Meadow Drive, Evergreen The program topic is "How the West was Won: The Territorial Expansion of the United States" by Grant Merrill, who is also president of the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

Socrates Café

Adults are invited to discuss philosophical questions at the Socrates Café from 6 to 7 p.m. July 11 at Evergreen Library. This basic concept of exchanging idea fosters understanding, respect for others' opinions and the realization that there are at least two sides to every question.

 

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 July 11. 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.

 

Community appreciation party

The community appreciation party sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at D-Rass Deli, 5071 Highway 73, 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.

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FRIDAY

Conifer chamber membership meeting

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership meeting will be at 7:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 9444 Eagle Cliff Road, Conifer. For more information, visit www.goconifer.com.

 

Stone soup party

Humphrey History Park and Museum will have a stone soup party from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the museum, 620 Soda Creek Road. Bring two cans of non-creamy soup. One will go into the pot to create dinner while the other will be donated to Evergreen Christian Outreach. Reservations requested, and the cost is $25 per person. Visit hmpm.org for more information.

 

Celestial henna for teens and adults

Adults and teens can explore the art and history of henna from 1 to 3 p.m. July 12 at Evergreen Library. Practice designs and create henna art on yourself or a friend.

 

SATURDAY

Lego play and build

Children of all ages are invited to get creative with Lego bricks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 13 at Evergreen Library. This is hands-on fun for preschoolers through teens.

 

Evergreen Trail Racing Series

Evergreen Trail Racing Series: Evergreen Mountain 15K will begin at 8 a.m. July 13 with registration starting at 7 a.m. at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Aging In The Mountains: Preventing Injury

Lynette Rena from Conifer Physical Therapy will teach a class on preventing injuries from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Conifer Community Church, 9998 Havekost Road, Conifer. For more information, contact Susie Price at nurse@conifercc.org.

 

Triple Bypass

The Triple Bypass bike race from Evergreen to Avon will begin at 5 a.m. July 13. For more information, visit https://triplebypass.org.

 

A Night in the Park

The Mountain Area Land Trust will host its A Night in the Park celebrating land and water conservation starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park in Evergreen. Proceeds benefit MALT. For more information, visit www.savetheland.org.

 

SUNDAY

Evergreen Energy Expo

The Evergreen Energy Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Evergreen Lake House. Learn how to lower your carbon footprint and meet vendors that can help you create more sustainable living.

 

Gymkhana Buckle Series

The Conifer area Gymkhana Buckle Series open horse show will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 14, in McKeever Arena, 12190 S. Ridge Road, Conifer. There is no charge to watch the events. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ConiferGymkhana/.

 

Edible wild plants of Colorado

The Conifer Historical Society will present edible wild plants of Colorado at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. For tickets, visit ConiferHistoricalSociety.org.

 

MONDAY

Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament

The Andy Smith Sr. Special Needs Golf Tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, with a shotgun start at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. The tournament supports Mountain Foothills Rotary and the Evergreen Park and Recreation District’s special needs program. For more information, visit specialneedsgolf.com.

 

TUESDAY

Evergreen chamber quarterly nonprofit meeting

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host the quarterly nonprofit meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen. For more information, visit www.evergreenchamber.org.

 

High Country Republican Club meets monthly

The High Country Republican Club meets at 7 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, July 16, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Life Care Center offering free CNA class

Life Care Center of Evergreen is offering a free Certified Nurse Assistant class July 22 through Aug. 9. The curriculum is 120 hours to be completed in three weeks.  The course will focus on lab and clinical training to include basic nursing skills, patient safety, and the role and responsibility of caring for residents. Clinical rotations will be conducted under the supervision of a licensed nurse. For more information, contact Barbara at Barbara_Allard@lcca.com or call 720-233-7154 or Leanne at Leanne_lysne@lcca.com  or call 303-674-4500.

 

Summer markets

• A farmers market will be held on Tuesdays through Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot in El Rancho. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

• A farmers market will be held on Tuesdays through Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bergen Village. For more information, visit www.boulters5280urbanmarket.com.

• The Evergreen South Business Retail Center on Highway 73 in Marshdale is hosting an open marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 and Oct. 29. This will be an open market with vendors, artisans, produce farmers and community sellers. A 10 x 10 booth is $25. For more information, contact Holly at bikerchic12@gmail.com or by calling 303-358-8691.

• The Conifer Summer Market will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 31 in the parking lot in front of Kings Emporium Antique & Consignment.

 

Vendors needed for Christmas in July festival, car show

United Methodist Church of Evergreen is hosting a Christmas in July festival, car show silent auction and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20. Vendors can rent spaces for $40. For more information and to request a registration form, e-mail foplatt@mac.com or mloomis.64@gmail.com or call 303-898-3748.

 

Habitat needs volunteers

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is looking for people interested in helping support its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. It is looking for volunteers both at its build site and to serve on its Family Service Committee. For more information, contact Rebecca Kohlwey at rkohlwey@bluesprucehabitat.org

 

Opportunities for home ownership

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is looking for future homeowners. It helps families build their home and assists them in obtaining an affordable mortgage through USDA. If you are interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner, contact Rebecca Kohlwey at rkohlwey@bluesprucehabitat.org

 

EHS 40th reunion

Evergreen High School’s class of 1979 will have its 40th class reunion will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at The Wild Game. Contact Marie van Baal, reunion coordinator, at Evergreenfamilysalon@gmail.com, LinkedIn or 720-556-9075 for more information.

 

EChO food pantry needs volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach is seeking volunteers to help with the food pantry with stocking shelves, assisting shoppers and repackaging bulk items into smaller containers.  It also needs drivers to pick up food at local stores, the farmers market and Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information, email mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

Free counseling available

Young people ages 12 to 20 can get free counseling through a new Evergreen-based organization called LeanIn1220. Comprised of 12 licensed therapists, LeanIn1220 serves individuals and groups in Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Idaho Springs, and Georgetown. They also facilitate several school and community groups to build life skills in wellness and resilience among youth. For more information, or to schedule a LeanIn1220 counseling session, visit www.LeanIn1220.org, email LeanIn1220@gmail.com, or call 720-282-1164.

 

Night boating, paddle boarding at Evergreen Lake

Night boating and paddle boarding are available from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Evergreen Lake. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

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, July 17, 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.

 

Conifer chamber business-after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at a location to be determined. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Shepherd of the Rockies garage sale

Shepherd of the Rockies Lutheran Church on Rosalie Road and Highway 285 is hosting its annual garage sale on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be gently used items, breakfast burritos, hot dogs, chili, sauerkraut, coffee, soft drinks and baked goods. For more information, call 303-838-2161,

 

EHS old-timers reunion

The Evergreen High School old-timers reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 at Evergreen Lutheran Church. There will be potluck lunch followed by socializing. All EHS graduates are invited.

 

Family Finders Friday

The Mountain Genealogists Society will host Family Finders Friday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Evergreen Library. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research. Members and the public meet informally to assist each other with difficult searches and to share successes.        

 

Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails

The eighth annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails fundraiser sponsored by TallGrass Spa and Salon will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Evergreen National Bank drive-thru in downtown Evergreen. A $20 ticket buys one wash by volunteers for a dog and one glass of wine for its owner. Co-sponsors are Evergreen National Bank and Creekside Cellars. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League. For more information, contact TallGrass at 303-670-4444 or visit TallGrassSpa.com.

 

‘The Vital Necessity of Reintroducing Wolves to Colorado’

Hear a presentation by Delia Malone, wildlife chair of the Colorado chapter of the Sierra Club, called “Restoring the Natural Balance: The Vital Necessity of Reintroducing Wolves to Colorado” at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at HearthFire Books and Treats in the Bergen Village Shopping Center. The program will include a screening of “Canis Lupus Colorado.”

 

Support groups for those with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers

A local support group for people with Parkinson’s disease meets monthly on the first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Christian Church, 27772 Iris Drive. The next meeting is Aug. 2. The caregivers support group meets the day before the meeting for those with Parkinson’s — from 3 to 5 p.m. at Lariat Lodge, 27618 Fireweed Drive. Contact Mary Bendelow at 303-408-2605 or marymargaret@fastmail.fm for more information.

 

Grove Sale

The 28th annual Grove Sale will be held at Evergreen Lutheran Church on Aug. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities such as the Mountain Backpack, Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice, Evergreen Christian Outreach, Mountain Pregnancy Center, Mountain Resource Center, Senior Resource Center, and Soles 4 Souls. Donated items will be received at Evergreen Lutheran Church starting Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 303-674-4654.

 

Outlaw Tales of Colorado

Outlaw Tales of Colorado will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. Author Jan Murphy will tell the true stories of Colorado's most dangerous robbers, rustlers, and bandits from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century. To reserve tickets or learn more about the event, visit ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

 

Moonshiners and Gunslingers

The Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society will host a presentation on Moonshiners and Gunslingers from Evergreen's past by John Steinle from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Timbervale Barn, 4148 Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Cost is $22 for historical society members and $25 for non-members. Reserve seats at www.JCHSColorado.org or by sending a check payable to JCHS/EMAHS to P.O. Box 703, Evergreen, CO 80437.

 

Conifer Blessing Box

A Conifer Blessing Box has been established at Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road by Brady Eitel as his Eagle Scout service project. Those who need help are welcome to access the box at any time. Donations are always welcome such as canned food, toiletries and clothing such as hats and gloves. The box, which is a cabinet-like mini-food pantry can be found at the corner of Havekost and Barkley roads.

 

EChO Resale Shop needs volunteers

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Resale Shop needs volunteers. There are a variety of opportunities and shifts available. Cashiers, backroom processing and sales floor positions are needed. Contact EChO’s volunteer coordinator at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org for more information.

 

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.