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WEDNESDAY

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, Jan. 16, 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.

 

Health and Wellness: An introduction

Karen Musser, director of the The Evergreen Institute of Health and Wellness, will provide an introduction to health and wellness from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Evergreen Library. This is the first of an eight-week series. Make an action plan for the week, and prepare a breakfast to take home for the next to start your healthy week. For more information, call the library at 303-235-5275.

 

THURSDAY

Conifer chamber business-after-hours mixer

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours mixer will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Fireside Art and Music, 11863 Springs Road, No. 290, Conifer. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

SATURDAY

Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest

Evergreen Elks Lodge is hosting the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for children ages 8 to 13 on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Wulf Rec Center, 5300S. Olive Road, Evergreen. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the shoot will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Age groups are based on contestant’s age on April 1, 2019. For information on rules and advancement, visit hoopshoot@elks.org or elks.org/hoopshoot. Call Daniel Venters at 720-402-0678 with questions.

 

Health in the Hills

Conifer Medical Center will offer its seventh annual Health in the Hills from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Conifer Medical Center, 26659 Pleasant Park Road, Conifer. Seven lab tests will be offered for a small fee. For more information, contact Denise Stuart at 303-647-5280.

 

MONDAY

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 Jan. 21. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

TUESDAY

Health and Wellness: A deeper dive into diet      

Karen Musser, director of the The Evergreen Institute of Health and Wellness, will talk about diet from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Evergreen Library. Learn how to add more plant based foods into your meal plan and learn what research shows us about the healthiest populations on the earth and what they eat. For more information, call the library at 303-235-5275.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

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.

 

Renew the Earth in the New Year

Evergreen’s Alliance for Sustainability will host “Renew the Earth in the New Year: A Zero Waste Expert Forum on Recycling & Composting in 2019” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.

 

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 Jan. 24. 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.

 

Teen Dungeons & Dragons at Evergreen Library

Explore a fantasy world in search of treasure and adventure in Dungeons & Dragons from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Teen and tween players of all skill levels are welcome.

            

Ice Fishing 101
Learn from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and other guest speakers about ice fishing from in one-hour classes from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Bear Creek Lake Park. Fishing licenses are required. Registration is $5. For more information and to register, visit www.lakewood.org and look under the Arts, Parks & Recreation tab.

 

Learn about embroidery

Learn about embroidery materials and some basic stitches and start your own embroidery project from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. Hoops, thread and fabric provided.

 

Alzheimer’s Education: Know the 10 Signs 

Learn the signs of Alzheimer’s disease from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease as a way to highlight the challenges they face every day.

 

Health and Wellness: Movement

Karen Musser, director of The Evergreen Institute of Health and Wellness, shares her knowledge and expertise during this eight-week series from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30. How can you incorporate movement into your daily life? Learn the Tibetan rites, a set of five simple yoga-like poses, you can do at home.

 

SRC monthly outing

The Seniors’ Resource Center’s monthly outing will be to Cracker Barrel on Thursday, Jan. 31. The bus leaves the SRC at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountai Village at 10 a.m. RSVP to the SRC at 303-674-2843.

 

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 Feb. 1. 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.

 

Gluten-free open house

Vivian’s Gourmet, 27904 Meadow Drive is hosting a gluten-free open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Visitors will get free samples of Vivian’s gluten-free offerings and coffee. Visit viviansgourmet.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. on the first Thursday of each month at the Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73, Evergreen. The next clinic will be Feb. 7. 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.

 

Boogie at the Barn

The Feb. 8 Boogie at the Barn will benefit dog-related businesses. The concert will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Marshdale. Proceeds will go to the Evergreen Animal Protective League, Intermountain Humane Society and Freedom Service Dogs. Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts and Subject2Change will perform. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.boogieatthebarn.com.

 

Mind Blown Trivia Night

Mind Blown Trivia Night will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Conifer. Proceeds benefit Conifer High School. Tickets Are $15 per person. Build a team of eight to fill a table and compete for cash prizes. Call 636-485-0777 or e-mail coniferhighptsa17@gmail.com to reserve a seat with a team.  

 

Ya Gotta Have Heart

Evergreen Elks will host Ya Gotta Have Heart, a free community Valentine’s Day celebration, from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the lodge, 27972 Iris Drive, Evergreen. There will be a free lunch, cookie decorating, Valentine’s Day card making, games, face painting, a photo booth and more. RSVP at 303-674-5591, Ext. 3, or by e-mail at evgelksweb@yahoo.com.

 

How the 1859 gold rush put Colorado on the map

Wes Brown, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, will discuss how the 1859 gold rush put Colorado on the map at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road. The event is sponsored by the Conifer Historical Society. Cost is $8 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information and tickets, visit www.ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or call 303-396-5975.

 

Community Appreciation Skate Party

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host a community appreciation skate party from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Evergreen Lake. Skating is free, and rentals will be available. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.

 

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 12 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Louise Heern will discuss high-powered perennials.

 

Health screenings

Life Line Screening will provide screenings for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic conditions on Feb. 15 at Evergreen Lutheran Church, 5980 Highway 73. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.lifelinescreening.com for more information and to register.

 

Mount Evans benefit gala

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice’s benefit gala called Off to the Races will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. Dress in race-day attire. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mtevans.org.

 

Evergreen Garden Club to meet

The Evergreen Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Kathryn Boylston from Sundance Garden Center and Sundance Design will discuss “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.”

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.