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WEDNESDAY

CAC town hall meeting

The Conifer Area Council will host its town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer. Topics to be discussed include planned developments, wildfire and the ability to fight them in the Conifer area, and updates by local and state officials.

 

Evergreen Nurses Network meeting

The Evergreen Nurses Network will host the District Nurses Association 2 meeting on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Speaker is Annette Cannon RN, Jefferson County coroner and president of DNA 20. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share. For more information, contact Mary Pat DeWald, at 303-674-9355)or nursemarypat@gmail.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, April 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.

 

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 17 at Wilmot Elementary and April 26 at Bergen Meadow Elementary. For more information, contact president Dusty Tucker at 303-335-7402.

 

THURSDAY

Showing of ‘Chasing Coral’

Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability will show the movie “Chasing Coral” with guest speaker Zack Rago from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

 

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

 

SATURDAY

Treasure Hunt

Let's Celebrate Spring Treasure Hunt with The Wild Ones will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at The Wild Ones Forest School, 57 S. Rainbow Trail. The event is hosted by Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/642979416167360.

 

Shoe drive to fight global poverty

Blue Spruce Kiwanis is holding a community shoe drive on Sunday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bergen Park King Soopers parking lot. Used and new shoes of any type are desperately needed to fight poverty in the United States and internationally. All shoes collected will be delivered to Soles4Souls. Call 303-670-3628 for information.

 

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UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Art of the Egg

The 12th annual Art of the Egg, Evergreen’s egg design contest, will display finished eggs through April 30 at Go Paint! The finale part is Wednesday, May 1, at Go Paint from 4 to 6 p.m. for children and families and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. For information on entering and being a sponsor, visit www.GoPaintFun.com.

 

9Health Fairs

9Health Fairs will be from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, at both Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 9444 Eagle Cliff Road in Conifer, and Waterstone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St. near C-470 and Bowles Avenue. Volunteers are needed at both sites. To volunteer and for more information about the services and tests being offered at both sites, visit 9healthfair.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 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

 

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 April 25. 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.

 

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.

 

Family Finders with Mountain Genealogists

The Mountain Genealogists will host Family Finders from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research.

 

A Call to Action: Fight Child Trafficking

Adults and youth are invited to attend "A Call to Action: Fight Child Trafficking" on Saturday, April 27, at United Methodist Church of Evergreen.  Dr. Jeff Brodsky from JOY International will speak about his experiences rescuing young victims of sex trafficking. The adult program will be from 9:30 to 11:30 am; the youth program will be from noon to 2 p.m.

 

Hard-to-Recycle Day

Hard-to-Recycle Day and a Zero Waste Refill Station will be set up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. Bring containers and buy bulk laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, dish soap and cleaners. Recycle Styrofoam, baby food pouches, emtied and rinsed beauty product containers, CDs and DVDs, used markers, eye glasses, plastic bags and Amazon packaging envelopes (stickers removed), and nail polish and nail polish remover. E-mail easy2sustain@gmail.com to volunteer, be a sponsor or if you have ideas for other hard-to-recycle items.

 

Mountainfilm on Tour

Mountainfilm on Tour will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 at Evergreen Country Day School, 1036 El Rancho Road, Evergreen. Guest speaker is Maureen Beck, a four-time national rock climber who only has one hand. She is featured in the documentary “Stumped.” The student film festival is at 5 p.m. April 27. For more information including playlists and to purchase tickets, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events.

 

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 May 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.

 

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 May 3. 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.

 

Syrian dinner

Gourmet chef Sara Nassr will serve an authentic Syrian dinner and tell her refugee story at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Douglas Hall at the Church of the Transfiguration. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 303-674-4904 or e-mail office@church-transfig.net for details.

 

NAMI Family-to-Family class

The National Alliance on Mental Illness 12-week Family-to-Family education class is designed for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The class will help you better understand your loved one’s illness, increase your coping skills and empower you to become an advocate for your family member. A class will be offered in the Evergreen area starting Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. To register, contact Cheri at 303-518-1289 or cheri@namicolorado.org.

 

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.

 

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.