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WEDNESDAY

LGBTQQIA+ for kids and teens

A LGBTQQIA+ for kids and teens meets the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Creative Bridges building, 29997 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. The next meeting is Sept. 26. All activities are supervised by an adult. For more information, call or text Aberg at 720-480-6672, or e-mail her at abergheather@gmail.com.

 

The Art House at Evergreen Library         

Evergreen artist Chris McAllister will help adults discover how to better use the visual vocabulary of shape, value, color, line, texture and edges at The Art House from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. All skill levels are welcome. Bring in a project you're already working on or join a group project. Work in oil or acrylic paints, just bring your own painting supplies. A limited amount of extra supplies will be available for use.

 

THURSDAY

Mountain Republican Women’s Club to meet

The Mountain Republican Women’s Club is hosting state, congressional and county Republican candidates on Thursday, Sept. 27, at El Rancho Brewing from 6 to 8:30 p.m. John Rush of radio AM 560’s “Rush to Reason” will be the emcee. There will be a Western buffet and silent auction. Cost is $40. Contact mountainrepublicanwomensclub@gmail.com for more information

 

Bowls After Dark Gala

The Bowls After Dark Gala celebrating 10 years of the Mountain Bowls Project will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee. The event benefits the Mountain Resource Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mrcco.org.

 

SRC monthly outing

The Seniors’ Resource Center’s monthly outing to Frisco will be Thursday, Sept. 27. Celebrate fall by visiting Frisco’s Main Street and have lunch on your own. The bus leaves the SRC at 9:30 a.m., Green Ridge Apartments at 9:45 a.m. and Rocky Mountain Village at 10 a.m. RSVP to 303-674-2843.

 

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. The next meeting is Sept. 27. 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.

 

Blue Spruce Kiwanis meets

Evergreen’s Blue Spruce Kiwanis service club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at Lariat Lodge, 27618 Fireweed Drive, 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

 

Life-size Candy Land for all ages

Candy Land comes to life in a colorful road of sweet surprises from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Evergreen Library, 5000 Highway 73. The library’s public spaces transform into Candy Cane Forest, Gum Drop Mountain and more exciting locales from everyone's favorite game. Laugh and play with fellow explorers of all ages.

 

Family finders drop-in genealogy

Family finders drop-in genealogy will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Evergreen Library, 5000 S. Highway 73. Get one-on-one help with filling in your family tree from the Mountain Genealogists Society.

 

SATURDAY

Woofstock at Mount Vernon Canyon Club

Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Genesee will present Woofstock from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be a special doggy swim session at the club’s pool, a Woodstock-themed dog costume parade, pet portrait artist, barbecue and more. For more information and to RSVP, call the club at 303-526-0616.

 

Conifer summer market

The Conifer summer market will be every Saturday through Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 30405 Kings Valley Drive, Conifer. For more information and registration information, contact mountaincountryfarm.gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Last weekend of the season to visit Tiny Town

Tiny Town and Railroad, 6249 South Turkey Creek Road in Morrison, will be open for the last weekend of the season, Sept. 29-30. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 2 to 12, and children under 2 are free. The train fare is $2. For more information, visit www.tinytownrailroad.com.

 

SUNDAY

Ropes course challenge

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice presents a day for grieving children and teens at the Genesee Ropes Course on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. RSVP to Heather Aber at Haberg@mtevans.org or call 720-480-6672.

 

MONDAY

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

 

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.

 

Teen Driver Safety Week video contest

DriveSafe Driving Schools  is sponsoring a Teen Drive Safety Challenge, which includes a video contest, in conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week. The deadline to enter the videos is Oct. 21. For more  information, visit: www.drivesafecolorado.com/challenge.

 

Exhibit on the history of the Yellow Barn, Bradford Junction

The Conifer Historical Society will showcase a free exhibit on the history of Bradford Junction to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Yellow Barn. In addition to the history of the Yellow Barn, this exhibit includes all available documented activity and residents at Bradford Junction pre-1859 to present. The exhibit will be open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Oct. 28, or by appointment. To schedule an appointment outside of regular exhibit hours, call 303-396-5975 or e-mail info@coniferhistoricalsociety.org.

 

SRC needs volunteer drivers

The Seniors Resource Center is looking for volunteer drivers to help those unable to drive any longer to get to appointments. Call Janice Pusateri at 720-236-1172 for an application or 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 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.

 

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 Oct. 4. 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 Oct. 5. 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.

 

285 TechConnect Radio Club to Meet Oct 6th, 2018

The 285 TechConnect Radio Club for ham radio enthusiasts interested in

its technical aspects will hold its monthly meeting from 10 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Oct 6, at Inter-Canyon Fire Station No. 3, 8445 S. U.S. 285, Morrison. For more information, visit www.na0tc.org.

 

Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce to meet

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

 

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 Oct. 10. 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.

 

Boogie at the Barn

Boogie at the Barn will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. For more information and tickets, which are $15, visit www.boogieatthebarn.com.

 

Conifer chamber membership meeting

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

 

Elvis tribute concerts to benefit Mount Evans

Ultimate Elvis tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter returns to the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, for three shows with proceeds benefiting Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/tickets, by calling 303-987-7845 or in person at the box office.

 

Family Glow Run 5K

The Evergreen Park & Recreation District will host a Family Glow Run 5K from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, 30101 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen. After the run, enjoy s’mores and hot beverages by a campfire. For more information and to register, visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.

 

Ghost Towns of Jefferson County

The Conifer Historical Society will host John Steinle for a program on Ghost Towns of Jefferson County at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Little White Schoolhouse, 26951 Barkley Road, Conifer. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets at www.ConiferHistoricalSociety.org or by calling 303-396-5975.

 

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

 

Mountain Fold origami club to meet

The Mountain Fold origami club meeting will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. For more information, e-mail Evergreenmountainfold@yahoo.com.

 

Libraries provide resources to support upcoming elections

This election season, Jefferson County residents can stay informed at Jefferson County Public Libraries. Each library will feature a campaign literature table where residents can gather resources to help them prepare for the Nov. 6 election. Residents may also drop off their completed ballot in the 24-hour ballot drop boxes outside of Evergreen Library.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people and introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. The classes will be from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Register at JCMH.org/MHFA.

 

EChO looking for volunteers

Evergreen Christian Outreach needs volunteers for a variety of positions in its Resale Shop. Help is needed to process incoming donations, display items for resale or work as a cashier. Call the EChO office at 303-670-1796 or e-mail the volunteer coordinator at mary@evergreenchristianoutreach.org.

 

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 information, call 303-674-6400.

 

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.