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WEDNESDAY

Book group at Evergreen Library

Book lovers meet the second Wednesday, March 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Library to discuss interesting reads. Today's book: “Leonardo Da Vinci.”

 

THURSDAY

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.

 

Mountain Genealogists Society to meet

The Mountain Genealogists Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Basecamp, 29997 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. Grant Merrill will present a talk titled "How the West Was Won — The Territorial Expansion of the United States."

 

SATURDAY

World Affairs Council’s president’s coffee

Learn about the Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council’s  volunteer board and ways you can help support the organization at the president’s coffee on Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the Board Room at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club.

 

SUNDAY

Chicken soup challenge

Congregation Beth Evergreen is sponsoring a chicken soup challenge at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the social hall, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen. Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family to attend. Admission is free for emergency responders and those who enter a soup. There will be free beer tasting courtesy of Evergreen Brewery and Taphouse, and the winning soup recipe will be featured at the restaurant. RSVP at bethevergreen.org/chickensoup.

 

MONDAY

Stepping On fall prevention series

Elk Run Assisted Living is offering a five-part series of workshops called Stepping On for seniors taught by Evergreen Fire/Rescue paramedics. The program at Elk Run, 31383 Frost Way, runs from 10 a.m. to noon March 18 and 25, and April 1, 8 and 15. The classes are free, but registration is required at www.elkrunassistedliving.com/steppingon or by calling Lisa Carter at 303-679-8777 or e-mailing Lcarter@augustanacare.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 next meeting is March 18. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

TUESDAY

Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council to meet

The Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council will host David Soucie, World Aviation Safety Forum board member, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Mountain Vernon Canyon Club. He will discuss “Atrophy of Vigilance and over-reliance on Technology in a Hyper-Technological World.” The program is free, and an optional buffet dinner is available at 6 p.m. Call the club for reservations at 303-526-0616.

 

High Country Republican Club to meet

The High Country Republican Club will host Steve Kopp, the deputy policy director of minority office, as he reviews some bills to be heard in the Colorado House of Representatives next week at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. A buffet breakfast catered by La Cuisine of Evergreen will be available for a $10 donation at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen. RSVP to Ron Lewis at 303-810-1071.

 

Wild Tails

Things get a little wild when young ones investigate nature with educators from Jefferson County Open Space during Wild Tails from 11 to 11:30 a.m. March 19 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

EHS 40th reunion

Evergreen High School’s class of 1979 will have its 40th class reunion  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.

 

AARP tax help

Get free tax help from AARP IRS-certified volunteers at Evergreen Library. The program offers tax counseling and preparation services to any taxpayer regardless of age on the first and third Saturdays and every Tuesday afternoon through April 9. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 303-235-5275.

 

EChO Resale Shop needs volunteers

EChO Resale Shop is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. In addition to cashiers, donation processors and merchandisers, volunteers are needed for administrative duties such as checking e-mails and answering phones for the store. Call the EChO volunteer coordinator at 303-670-1796 or e-mail mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org

 

Second Chance Book Group,

The Second Chance Book Group meets from 1 to 2 p.m. March 20 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Discuss the same book that the evening book group discussed the month before. Today's book: “Little Fires Everywhere.”

 

Informational meeting on the National Popular Vote

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is hosting an informational session about the National Popular Vote interstate compact from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. NPV is an agreement among states to award electors based on the popular vote in all 50 states. Linda Sorauf from National Popular Vote Colorado will be presenting.

 

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, March 20, 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.

 

Drop-in tech help

Get personalized technology assistance and instruction from one of the Evergreen Library’s experts on your own device or a library computer from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 22 during drop-in tech help.

 

Support after suicide loss group

A group providing support after suicide loss meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. This month’s meeting is March 28. Those ages 14 and older are welcome to discuss their grief and hear ideas from others. For more information, call or text Heather Aberg at 720-480-6672, or e-mail her at abergheather@gmail.com.

 

Art House at Evergreen Library

Evergreen artist Chris McAllister helps you discover how to better use the visual vocabulary of shape, value, color, line, texture and edges in painting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 27 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. All skill levels are welcome. Bring in a project you’re already working on or join a group project. A limited amount of extra supplies is available, so please bring your own oil or acrylic paint supplies. New students welcome.

 

Spring Break fun for kids and teens

Evergreen Library will host daily events during spring break for kids and teens: 1-3 p.m. March 25, Lego free play for kids; 1-3 p.m. March 27, STEM acoustics for kids; 3 to 4 p.m. March 28, faux stained glass for teens and tweens; 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 29, fortnite laser tag for teens and tweens; and 1 to 3 p.m. March 30, watch the movie “The House with a Clock in its Walls” for kids and families.

 

Family Finders with Mountain Genealogists

The Mountain Genealogists will host Family Finders from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research.

 

Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show

The Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyles Show, formerly the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show, will be at Evergreen High School March 30-31. The show is in its 14th year and is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Conifer and Evergreen. Check out everything about the show by visiting FoothillsHomeShow.com.

 

Evergreen Wedding & Event Showcase

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host its Wedding and Event Showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Evergreen Lake House. Meet caterers, photographers and other vendors. The event is free, but pre-registration is required at lhstaff@eprd.co or 720-880-1300.

 

Exhibit on mining in Jefferson County

The Conifer Historical Society is hosting a free exhibit on the history of mining in Jefferson County at the Little White Schoolhouse. Discover how coal, clay, uranium and more changed the face of the county. Children’s activities will be available. The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through March 31 or by appointment. To schedule an appointment outside of regular exhibit hours, call 303-396-5975 or e-mail info@coniferhistoricalsociety.org.

 

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 April 4. 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.

 

Mountain Predator Football meetings

Mountain Predator Football will host open house for prospective members to meet coaches and players and participate in fun drills from 3:45 to 5 p.m. April 4 at Marshdale Elementary; April 10 at West Jefferson Elementary; April 17 at Wilmot Elementary; and April 26 at Bergen Meadow Elementary. For more information, contact president Dusty Tucker at 303-335-7402.

 

Mountain Predator Football meetings

Mountain Predator Football will host open house for prospective members to meet coaches and players and participate in fun drills from 3:45 to 5 p.m. April 4 at Marshdale Elementary; April 10 at West Jefferson Elementary; April 17 at Wilmot Elementary; and April 26 at Bergen Meadow Elementary. For more information, contact president Dusty Tucker at 303-335-7402.

 

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 April 5. 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.

 

Open house on water issues

A free community open house to discuss water issues facing Colorado will be from 1 to 4 p.m. April 7 at Genesis Church, 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton. The title is "Water 4 Life in Colorado; a Symposium of Art, Music, and Dialogue." Experts in the field of water-resource management will share ideas on how to ensure water for all in Colorado. There will also be a special art and photography exhibit, and music.

 

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 9 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Irene Shonle, a Master Gardener from the Gilpin County CSU Extension Office, will discuss natives for year-round interest.

 

Volunteers needed to work on Alderfer barn

Historicorps is looking for volunteers to work on refurbishing the Alderfer Barn April 9-14 and April 16-21. Volunteers will repair and replace deteriorated siding, rebuild barn doors, and repair and replace facia and window sills. Sign up to volunteer at https://historicorps.org/alderfer-barn-co/.

 

Sips for Scholarships

Bootstraps Scholarships & Loans will host Sips for Scholarships at Creekside Cellars in Evergreen at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Sips for Scholarships, a food and wine pairing dinner, will benefit Bootstraps, Inc, which helps mountain-area graduating high school seniors pursue their educational dreams through scholarships and interest free loans. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at bootstrapsinc.org. For more information, contact 303-881-4197.

 

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.