Evergreen’s Got Talent is back

Evergreen’s Got Talent is returning this year with a new location and a new beneficiary.

The event — a talent show for area youth 25 and younger — will be from 6-9 p.m. April 23 at Center for the Arts Evergreen. Fifteen acts will perform, and people can vote for their favorite acts through donations to Resilience1220, which provides free counseling to 12- to 20-year-olds, plus speakers on mental health topics and group sessions.

Evergreen’s Got Talent has been on a two-year hiatus, but before the pandemic, it was a fundraiser for Operation Home Front.

Schaunon Winter Gilman, co-producer of the event, said she was excited that the area’s youth will be able to showcase their talent. Mark Swaim, Jim Christie, Peter Lindquist and Jim Sherwood will be the judges and emcee, and the judges’ decisions plus the donations will factor into who wins.

The four winners of Evergreen’s Got Talent plus the two winners of 285’s Got Talent have been invited to perform as the opening acts at this summer’s Evergreen Lake Concerts. The concerts are Wednesdays, June 22, July 20 and Aug. 10, and the opening acts will perform from 4:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-6 p.m. before the headliners take the stage.

“This will allow for more music to be enjoyed as well as the opportunity for our younger musicians to showcase their talent on a professional stage in front of a large hometown crowd,” said Pam Lindquist, the Lake House’s facility specialist.

Music, beer festival at Buchanan Park

The Evergreen Music Festival has morphed into a new festival that will debut this summer.

Hops Drops, a music and craft beer festival, is set for noon-9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Buchanan Fields. It is replacing the Evergreen Music Festival, which had been on July 4 for decades.

The festival will feature national and local musical acts alongside a beer festival showcasing a variety of Colorado craft breweries. There will be specialty food vendors, kids’ activities and more. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen.

Ticket to the music festival start at $30, tickets to the music and beer festival start at $55, and VIP tickets start at $150. Parking is also available for a fee.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit hopsdropsevergreen.com.

9Health Fair at Rockland Community Church

9Health Fair: 365 at Rockland Community Church in Genesee will provide health screenings and more at low or no cost to residents.

It will be from 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at the church, 317 S. Mount Vernon Country Club Road, and is a collaboration between the church and the Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District.

Those wishing to attend the fair are encouraged to preregister online at www.9HealthFair.org, though walk-ins are welcome. Those who preregister will be able to skip the line to fill out forms, and they will get their test results online. Those who walk in will have their results mailed to them.

Free screenings will be available for blood pressure, height and weight, plus participants can talk with health professionals. A basic blood chemistry test costs $45, plus for additional fees, participants can get tests that include Vitamin D, hemoglobin, testosterone, blood type, Vitamin B-12 and more. It is not necessary to fast before the blood draw.