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Conifer Town Hall meeting

The Conifer Area Council will host its quarterly town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer. Topics of interest for area residents will be presented.


The future of Elk Creek Fire

Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin will discuss the future of the department at the Conifer Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer.


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.



Mountain Republicans Club

The Mountain Republicans Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. Dwight Eckert, the Colorado director for the National ElectroMagnetic Pulse Task Force will speak. The task force is dedicated to hardening the U.S. electrical power grid against EMP events. Cost is $5 for the program. Order from a limited menu.



Mount Evans Hospice angel-making

The angel-makers at Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offices, 3081 Bergen Peak Drive, will gather to create this year’s batch of decorative holiday angel ornaments. Angel-making sessions will be on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon through Nov. 1. To volunteer, call 303-674-6400 or e-mail DSchwartz@MountEvans.org.


Evergreen Rotary Club meets

The Evergreen Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Evergreen Country Day School in El Rancho. Visit evergreenrotary.org for a list of speakers. For more information, contact Chuck Adams at 972-567-2059 or chucka@1updrones.com.



Split & Steak

Conifer Community Church, 9998 S. Havekost Road, Conifer, will host its 10th annual Split & Steak on Saturday, Sept. 21, during which volunteers split and stack wood to be donated to needy families. Work begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information and to register to volunteer, visit conifercc.org/split--steak.html, call 303-838-4161or e-mail conifercc@msn.com.


Gritty Grind Mountain Bike Race

Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host the Gritty Grind Mountain Bike Race starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Staunton State Park, 12102 S. Elk Creek Road, Pine. For more information and to register, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.


Recycle Day

The 11th annual Mereth Meade Recycle Day will be Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Evergreen Country Day School, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Evergreen. EAS+Y also will collect some hard-to-recycle items. Among items that will be recycled are old TVs, electronics, skis/boots, paper shredding, tires, mattresses/box springs, plastics, Styrofoam, metals, paints, clothes, bicycles and more. For a list, visit evergreenrotary.org.


Youth farm stand

Students at Evergreen High School operate a farm stand from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 26 at the Buffalo Park Community Garden in front of Wilmot Elementary School. Denver Urban Gardens supplies a variety of supplemental fruits and vegetables.


Discovery play

Babies, preschoolers and toddlers can build their STEM skills as they enjoy songs, stories and hands-on fun with their families at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Evergreen Library. For more information, call 303-235-5275.





Flagpole dedication

A flagpole will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. Cake and homemade ice cream will be served after the dedication ceremony. Reservations are suggested for this free event by visiting coniferhistoricalsociety.org or by calling 303-396-5975.


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.





Prize-winning book group

Adults can discuss great reads and new members are welcome at the book group that meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Evergreen Library. Today's book is “Rules of Civility.” For more information, call 303-235-5275.



Tech Time

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Job Center, located at 3721 Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6, hosts "Tech Time" every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:30-3 p.m. It's open to all in the community. People can get assistance with their phones, pads, internet browsing, applications, etc. RSVP by calling 303-670-7123.

Summer markets

• 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, 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.


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, e-mail info@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, e-mail info@bluesprucehabitat.org.


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.


Bowls After Dark Gala

The Bowls After Dark Gala celebrating the Mountain Bowls Project will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The event benefits the Mountain Resource Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mrcco.org.


Family Finders Friday

The Mountain Genealogists Society will host Family Finders Friday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 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.        


Sculpture Evergreen fundraiser

Sculpture Evergreen’s 25th anniversary fundraiser, “A Silver and Gold Celebration” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 at Turning Point Ranch in Evergreen. For more information and tickets, visit sculptureevergreen.org.


Cancer aid and health fundraiser

The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12009 will hold a fundraiser for the cancer aid and health fund on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Scooter's Smokehouse and Grill, 11825 U.S. 285, Conifer, from 11 a.m. to closing. All funds raised will be donated to veterans, active duty and family members in need of financial assistance to help with cancer and health emergency bills.


ENN Kickoff Koffee

Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors will host its annual Kickoff Koffee from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Learn about the activities and groups ENN has to offer. For more information, visit www.evergreennewcomers.com.


EHS baseball fundraiser

The Evergreen High School baseball team will host a fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 30, at Hiwan Golf Club. Visit www.EHSCougarBaseball.com for more information.  


Free legal clinic

A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. 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.


Sips for Scholarships

Bootstraps Scholarships & Loans will host Sips for Scholarships on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Twin Forks Tavern, 19423 N. Turkey Creek Road, Morrison. The food-and-wine-pairing event will benefit Bootstraps, 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.


Support groups for those with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers

A local support group for people with Parkinson’s disease meets monthly on first Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Christian Church, 27772 Iris Drive. The next meeting is Oct. 4. 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.


Family Glow Run

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host a Family Glow Run 5K starting at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 at Buchanan Park Recreation Center in Evergreen. After the run, enjoy s’mores and hot beverages by a campfire. For more information and to register, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.


High Country Republican Club meets

The High Country Republican Club meets at 7 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, Oct. 15, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. John Whiteside will report on President Trump’s accomplishments and why he must be re-elected in 2020.


Mount Evans benefit concerts

For the fifth year in a row, Mount Evans will sponsor three concerts at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Oct. 18, 19 and 20. They will feature the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Cody Ray Slaughter. Tickets are available at www.lakewood.org/tickets or 303-987-7845.


Retirement party for CAE Executive Director Sumner

The community is invited to a retirement party for Center for the Arts Executive Director Steve Sumner from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the center.


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.