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WEDNESDAY
Conifer Area Council Town Hall meeting
The Conifer Area Council will host its quarterly meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at West Jefferson Middle School, 9449 Barnes Ave., Conifer. Topics include development proposed for the area, election results and a chance to meet newly elected officials.

LGBTQQIA+
A LGBTQQIA+ group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 14. The group is for those who want to learn, listen, question and/or get support. It is facilitated by Heather Aberg. For more information, call or text Aberg at 720-480-6672.
Flag-raising ceremony
Kings Valley Marketplace, 30403 Kings Valley Drive, Conifer, will host a flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Veterans of Foreign War Post 12009 is donating a large American flag.  

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees will be a three-day event Nov. 15-17 at Tomahawk Ranch, 2113 Park County Road No. 43, Bailey. The decorating party is from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. The holiday boutique will be from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The wine tasting and gala will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event is a fundraiser for the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

FRIDAY
Thanksgiving celebration for seniors
A Thanksgiving celebration for mountain area senior citizens will be at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Evergreen Lake House. RSVP to the Seniors’ Resource Center in Evergreen at 303-674-2843.

SATURDAY
Teen Time: Laser Tag    
Teens can have fun playing laser tag in Evergreen Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Bring a friend or two and team up! For grades six to 12. For more information, contact the library at 303-235-5275.
 
Make Christmas cards
Make creative Christmas cards from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Make traditional holiday cards during this workshop that is for all ages.

SUNDAY
Truman visits Little White Schoolhouse
The “ghost” of President Harry S Truman a.k.a. Lloyd Barger will make a whistle stop at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road in Conifer, to talk about Truman’s life and time in the White House. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions. Tickets are $8 for Conifer Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are available at www.ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or by calling 303-396-5975.

MONDAY
Operation Christmas Child
drop-off locations
Samaritan’s Purse is collecting small toys, school supplies and hygiene items to put into shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child. Dropoff locations are available from Nov. 12-19 at Ascent Church, 29823 Troutdale Scenic Drive in Evergreen, and Red Rocks Baptist Church, 14711 W. Morrison Road, Morrison.

Royal Tea Party
Kids and families are invited to a royal tea party from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Evergreen Library. Dress in your best as you enjoy light refreshments, fun activities and even meet a member of “royal-tea.”  

Play bridge at Buchanan Rec Center
Play bridge at the Buchanan Rec Center at 11:45 a.m. Mondays. It is free for Silver Sneakers members or $3.50 for non-members. For more information, call 303-842-0578.

TUESDAY
Purchase wreaths for
Wreaths Across America Day
Help the Evergreen Elks Lodge purchase $15 wreaths to be placed on the 300 or so gravesites of veterans in Bear Creek and Evergreen Memorial Cemeteries on Wreaths Across America Day, Dec. 15. The deadline to make a donation is Nov. 20. Donations can be made by dropping off a check at Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, Evergreen, mailing a check to the lodge at P.O. Box 298, Evergreen, CO 80437 or visiting www
.evergreenelkslodge.com/wreaths.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
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.

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, Nov. 21, 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.

EChO’s Turkey Trot
The Evergreen Christian Outreach Turkey Trot will begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 22 through downtown and around Evergreen Lake. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 11 or $65 for a family of four. For information and tickets, visit evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

Breakfast with Santa
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 24 at the Evergreen Lake House. Eat a pancake breakfast and have your photos taken with Santa. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information and tickets, visit www.evergreenchamber
.org.

Farolito lighting
and pinecone ceremony
Tesoro Cultural Center at the Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8 in Morrison, will host a farolito lighting and pinecone ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 25. It is a free, unique alternative to the typical tree-lighting ceremony, re-enacting holiday traditions of the 19th century.
Conifer Christmas Parade
The Conifer Christmas Parade and Holiday Market runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The Christmas Market will be behind Aspen Park Wine & Spirits with live entertainment. The parade begins at 2 p.m. down Sutton Road. For more information, visit www
.goconifer.com.

Evergreen chamber’s
Sparkle & Shine Gala
The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Sparkle & Shine Gala will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Wild Game, 1204 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen. For information and tickets, visit www
.evergreenchamber.org.

Community blood drive
A community blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Elk Creek Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 303-363-2300 or visit Vitalant.org and use site code 5068.

Evergreen’s Holiday Walk
The Holiday Walk will be in downtown Evergreen starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy hot cocoa and listen to performances while strolling through Main Street. For more information, visit www.downtownevergreen.com.

Cut your own Christmas trees
Singing Springs Ranch will open its forest to those in search of the perfect Colorado Christmas tree from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Permits are $20 for each tree measuring 5 feet to 15 feet in height. (Trees under 5 feet are free!) Bring your own handsaw, tarp and rope to 6821 Highway 73, Evergreen.  To obtain a permit, e-mail  Trees@SingingSpringsRanch.com  or call Christina at 717-575-8561 for more information.

Beekeepers meeting
Foothills beekeepers will meet at the Re/Max building at Highway 74 and Stagecoach Boulevard at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Experienced, beginner and wanna-be beekeepers are invited. We’ll discuss the challenges and joys of beekeeping in the foothills and see if there’s interest in forming a foothills beekeepers club.  RSVP with your name and e-mail address to Tupper Briggs at 303-478-8546 or Tupper@TuppersTeam
.com.

Cookie walk at
Our Lady of the Pines
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 9444 Eagle Cliff Road in Conifer, is having a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The church sells Christmas cookies, breads and candies for the holidays. For more information, call 303-838-0338.

Brunch and Barnyard with Santa
Tomahawk Ranch will offer Brunch and Barnyard with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the ranch, 2113 County Road 43, Bailey. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., and brunch is served until 1 p.m. Take photos with Santa and meet Santa’s barnyard animals. For information and tickets, visit www
.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2018/brunch_barnyard_with.html.

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. Those ages 14 and older are welcome to discuss their grief and hear ideas from others. For more information, call or text Aberg at 720-480-6672, or e-mail her at abergheather@gmail.com.

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. For information, call 303-674-6400.

Mountain Fold origami club to meet
The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.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 Dec. 7. The caregivers support group meets the day before the meeting for those with Parkinsons — 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.

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.