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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.

 

FRIDAY

Evergreen Water Safety and Awareness Day

Swim4Life and other local businesses and nonprofits are hosting the Evergreen Water Safety and Awareness Day from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the garden by the dam in downtown Evergreen. There will be activities for kids and pets. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for kids, with proceeds going to private swim lessons for special needs kids in the community.

 

Community blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Vitalant bus outside Evergreen Library. Appointments can be made in advance online at Vitalant Donor Portal using site code #5526 or by calling 303-363-2300.

 

SATURDAY

Spring wildflower walk

Evergreen Audubon will host a spring wildflower walk at Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park in Evergreen from 9 to 11 a.m. May 25. Registration is required at www.evergreenaudubon.org.

 

SUNDAY

Comedian Blue to perform

Comedian John Blue will perform at 7 p.m. May 26 at The Venue Theatre, 27132 Main St. Proceeds benefit the theater. For more information and tickets, visit www.thevenuetheatre.com.

 

Anti-Litter Social Club to meet

The Anti-Litter Social Club, which picks up trash around Evergreen, will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26, next to Baskin Robbins. Bring gloves. Trash bags will be provided.

 

MONDAY

Memorial Day services

• The public is invited to a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. May 27, honoring all veterans at the Peace Memorial in Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. Flags will be placed on veterans' graves in the park starting at 9 a.m. May 25. For more information, call 303-674-7750.

• American Legion Post 2001 will host a Memorial Day recognition at 11 a.m. May 27, 2019, at the Veterans Commemorative Walk in Buchanan Park. The event will recognize the 100th anniversary of the American Legion and the 75th anniversary of D-Day and World War II, and Desert Storm.

 

TUESDAY

Medlen School Days

Learn about what school was like for mountain-area children in the 1920s at camps at the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society’s Medlen School, a one-room schoolhouse on South Turkey Creek Road. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to noon May 28-May 30, June 4-6, June 11-13, and the cost is $30. For more information and to register, visit jchscolorado.org or call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

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 $25 before July 1 and $40 afterward. For more information and to request a registration form, e-mail foplatt@mac.com or mloomis.64@gmail.com or call 303-898-3748.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Evergreen Lake Concert

3eatles and The Long Run will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit http://evergreenlakepresents.com/#about.

 

Evergreen Library teen volunteer training

Teens are invited to train to help with the Evergreen Library’s summer reading program from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, or from 3 to 4 p.m. June 5 at the library. Don’t let summer boredom set in! Volunteer to help with Summer Reading at the Library. This training is for teens who have submitted an application and have been accepted as a Summer Reading volunteer. If you're interested in learning more, submit an application or call 303-235-5275.

 

Family Finders with Mountain Genealogists

The Mountain Genealogists will host Family Finders from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research.

 

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, June 1, at the Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

Senior Law Day

The ninth annual Senior Law Day will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at the Jeffco courthouse in Golden. This event offers something for all seniors and their adult children: 24 break-out sessions, “Ask-an-Attorney,” drug take-back, breakfast and lunch – all for $10. For more information or to access the registration form, visit www.jeffco.us/2228/Senior-Law-Day or contact Cary Johnson at 303-271-6970 or e-mail csjohnso@jeffco.us.

 

Foothills Fire’s pancake breakfast

Foothills Fire & Rescue’s annual pancake breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at 67 S. Lookout Mountain Road. Cost is $10 for those 10 and older, $4 for children and free for children 2 and under.There will be fire truck rides, Smokey Bear, silent auction tables, face painters and representatives from area first responders.

 

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 June 2. 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.

 

EHS mountain biking team meeting

An informational meeting about the Evergreen High School biking team will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Buchanan Rec Center. The EHS team is co-ed, no cut and open to all regardless of ability. Practices begin in early August, races in late August with several fun rides and clinics over the summer. If unable to attend, e-mail Colin Booth at cbooth@jeffco.k12.co.us to be added to e-mail list.

 

Life Line Screening

Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73, will host this community event on June 3. Pre-registration is required by calling 877-237-1287 or visiting www.lifelinescreening.com.

 

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 June 7. 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.

 

Author hosts celebration for new book

Author Karin Vardaman will host a celebration and open house for “Garry’s Upside-Down Adventure” from 1 to 4 p.m. June 15 at Falcon Wing Ranch, 4294 Game Trail, Indian Hills. No RSVP required. For more information, call 949-429-9950.

 

Evergreen South Open Marketplace

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, June 15 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.

 

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, June 19, 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.

 

Vinyl record sale

Bootstraps Scholarships & Loans and StageDoor Theatre is selling 7,000 vinyl records from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the theater, 25797 Conifer Road in Conifer. Admission is free, and records will cost between $2 and $5. Proceeds will benefit Bootstraps Scholarships & Loans and StageDoor Theatre. For more information, call 303-838-0809. 

 

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.