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WEDNESDAY

Evergreen Lake concert

Stillhouse Junkies and Ryan Chris & The Rough Cuts will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday June 26, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Conifer Kiwanis Club meets

The Conifer Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the 285 Diner in Conifer’s King Soopers shopping center. All those interested in serving youth are invited.

 

THURSDAY

Cosmic Henna

Teens and tweens can learn to create henna tattoos from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Evergreen Library. Create your own design or use a template.

 

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.

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FRIDAY

The Mountain Genealogists Society will host Family Finders Friday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Evergreen Library. Members of the Mountain Genealogists Society are on hand to answer your genealogy questions and help with research. Members and the public meet informally to assist each other with difficult searches and to share successes.        

 

SATURDAY

Lookout Mountain Triathlon

Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee will sponsor on June 29 the Lookout Mountain Triathlon, which will start with a swim in the club pool, bike course on paved roads in the club and a 5K run. Registration and information are available at digdeepsports.com.

 

Humphrey History Park scavenger hunt

Humphrey History Park and Museum, 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen, will offer a scavenger hunt by finding National Register and Landmarked properties scattered throughout Evergreen in this fun, timed event. through the museum’s historic buildings with dinner featuring breakfast foods at 4 p.m. June 29. Reservations are required. Cost is $40 per person or $35 for members. More information can be found at hmpm.org.

 

MONDAY

Bingo for Seniors

Elk Run Assisted Living Community hosts bingo for seniors from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Evergreen Library. No registration needed.

 

TUESDAY

Beginning ukulele

A beginning ukulele class for all ages will be from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Evergreen Library. Bring your ukulele or borrow one of three the library has. At 6 p.m., adults and teens are invited to stay for Ukulele Tuesday with the Evergreen Library ukulele group.

 

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Summer markets

• A farmers market will be held on Tuesdays through Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Evergreen Country Day School parking lot in El Rancho. For more information, visit www.coloradooutdoormarkets.com.

• A farmers market will be held on Tuesdays through Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bergen Village. For more information, visit 

www.boulters5280urbanmarket.com.

• 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, 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.

 

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.

 

Habitat needs volunteers

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is looking for people interested in helping support its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. It is looking for volunteers both at its build site and to serve on its Family Service Committee. For more information, contact Rebecca Kohlwey at rkohlwey@bluesprucehabitat.org 

 

Opportunities for home ownership

Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is looking for future homeowners. It helps families build their home and assists them in obtaining an affordable mortgage through USDA. If you are interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner, contact Rebecca Kohlwey at rkohlwey@bluesprucehabitat.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 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.

 

Free counseling available

Young people ages 12 to 20 can get free counseling through a new Evergreen-based organization called LeanIn1220. Comprised of 12 licensed therapists, LeanIn1220 serves individuals and groups in Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Idaho Springs, and Georgetown. They also facilitate several school and community groups to build life skills in wellness and resilience among youth. For more information, or to schedule a LeanIn1220 counseling session, visit www.LeanIn1220.org, email LeanIn1220@gmail.com, or call 720-282-1164.

 

Night boating, paddle boarding

Night boating and paddle boarding are available from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Evergreen Lake. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Freedom Run 5K

The Freedom Run 5K that benefits Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice begins at 8 a.m. July 4 at Evergreen Middle School and ends at Nick’s Pro Fitness. For more information and to register, visit www.freedomrunrace.org.

 

Evergreen Music Festival

The Evergreen Music Festival featuring 14 performing groups will be from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 4 at Buchanan Park, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. Tickets may be purchased at evergreenmusicfestival.org.

 

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 July 5. 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.

 

Blast Off: Apollo Art

School-age children can their imaginations soar with an Apollo-themed project from Abrakadoodle from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Evergreen Library. Create a moon landing-inspired work of art that is messy and out of this world. Registration is required at jeffcolibrary.org.

 

Lego play and build

Children of all ages are invited to get creative with Lego bricks from 4 to 5 p.m. July 8 at Evergreen Library. This is hands-on fun for preschoolers through teens.

 

Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce to meet

The Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Platte Canyon fire station, 153 Delwood Drive, Bailey. For more information, visit bailey-colorado.org.

 

Evergreen Lake concert

Wind in the Willows and Tierro with Bridget Law will perform from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Evergreen Lake as part of the Evergreen Lake Summer Concert Series. For more information, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

Light-up constellations

Teens and tweens can make their favorite constellations out of canvas and lights from 3 to 4 p.m. July 10 at Evergreen Library. This hands-on workshop will teach teens more about constellations.

 

Book Group:  The Stowaway

Join an Evergreen Library book group that meets the second Wednesday of the month. At the July 10 meeting, which will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the book will discuss “The Stowaway.”

 

Socrates Café

Adults are invited to discuss philosophical questions at the Socrates Café from 6 to 7 p.m. July 11 at Evergreen Library. This basic concept of exchanging idea fosters understanding, respect for others' opinions and the realization that there are at least two sides to every question.

 

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 July 11. 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.

 

Community appreciation party

The community appreciation party sponsored by the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Conifer chamber membership meeting

The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership meeting will be at 7:15 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 9444 Eagle Cliff Road, Conifer. For more information, visit www.goconifer.com.

 

Celestial henna for teens and adults

Adults and teens can explore the art and history of henna from 1 to 3 p.m. July 12 at Evergreen Library. Practice designs and create henna art on yourself or a friend.

 

Lego play and build

Children of all ages are invited to get creative with Lego bricks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. July 13 at Evergreen Library. This is hands-on fun for preschoolers through teens.

 

Evergreen Trail Racing Series

Evergreen Trail Racing Series: Evergreen Mountain 15K will begin at 8 a.m. July 13 with registration starting at 7 a.m. at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. For more information, visit evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Triple Bypass

The Triple Bypass bike race from Evergreen to Avon will begin at 5 a.m. July 13. For more information, visit https://triplebypass.org.

 

High Country Republican Club meets monthly

The High Country Republican Club meets at 7 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month, July 16, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

 

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, July 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.

 

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, July 18, at a location to be determined. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, visit goconifer.com.

 

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.