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THURSDAY

Mountain Genealogists to meet

Mountain Genealogists Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at 29997 Buffalo Park Road. Get acquainted with the Lee Humphrey family of Kinnikinnick Ranch in Bergen Park, now Humphrey History Park and Museum. Ruth Moore, cousin of the Humphreys, will share their history drawing from her memories, and from pictures and letters from the Museum collection. 

 

Evergreen chamber business mixer

The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly business mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Chase Bank, 1254 Bergen Parkway, Suite D-100. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit evergreenchamber.org.

 

FRIDAY

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.

 

 

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 Feb. 18. For information, call 303-674-6400.

 

TUESDAY

High Country Republican Club to meet

The High Country Republican Club will host Denise Mund, the new Jefferson County Republican chairman, at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.  LaCusine will serve a buffet breakfast. The cost is $10. RSVP to Ron Lewis at 303-810-1710 or 303-674-7777.

 

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.

 

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

 

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, Feb. 20, 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.

 

Learn about EChO’s job center

The Evergreen Christian Outreach Job Center & Enrichment Program is offering an interactive presentation on its programs and supporters from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3721 N. Evergreen Parkway, Suite 6. It provides an overview of the tools EChO provides to help all individuals grow toward their goals. For more information, call 303-670-7123.

 

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, Feb. 21, at a location to be determined. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

Sips for Scholarships

Bootstraps Scholarships & Loans invites you to Sips for Scholarships, a food and wine pairing dinner to benefit Bootstraps, which helps mountain-area graduating high school seniors pursue their educational dreams through scholarships and interest free loans. The event will be Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. at Aspen Peak Cellars, 60750 U.S. 285 in Bailey. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at bootstrapsinc.org and at Aspen Peak Cellars. For more information, contact 303-881-4197.

 

285 Winterfest

285 Winterfest, which includes the luge, snowman carving, a movie and a craft brew crawl, will be Feb. 23. Park at Aspen Park Village, where most of the events take place, and take a shuttle to Meyer Ranch Open Space Park for the luge, which is weather dependent. Check goconifer.com for prices.

 

Mardi Gras party

Evergreen Rotary is hosting a Mardi Gras party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Evergreen Country Day School in El Rancho. Mardi Gras attire is encouraged, and there will be live music, dancing, food and an open bar. The event benefits Rotary projects in Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya. Tickets are $60 at the door, or call Richard at 303-674-5706 or Linda at 720-244-3101.

 

Staunton Fattie Frenzy

A spectator-friendly fat bike circuit race with riders racing solo or in teams on a 1.5 mile loop will be at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Staunton State Park. There’s a go-easy group ride, hand-ups and more so non-racers can join the fun. The event is a fundraiser for winter trial grooming at Staunton and the High School Cycling League! More info is available at stauntonfattiefrenzy.eventbrite.com

 

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 Feb. 28. 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.

 

SRC monthly outing

The Seniors’ Resource Center is sponsoring its monthly outing to the Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder on Thursday, Feb. 28. The bus leaves the SRD at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. and 10:10 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 March 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.

 

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.

 

Wildfire safety meetings

Indian Hills Fire and Rescue will host two community meetings on wildfire safety at the Indian Hills Community Center. They will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 11.

 

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 March 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.

 

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.