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Evergreen Audubon meeting: Evergreen Audubon will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Evergreen Christian Church or via Zoom. Thom and Lisa Fisher, the driving research forces behind Escalante Resources Group, will present “The Geology of Evergreen: The First 100 Million Years.” For program information, including location details or zoom access, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org
Free legal clinic: A free legal clinic for people with no attorney will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4. 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 is available by calling 303-235-5275.
Women in Business luncheon: The Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business luncheon will start at 11 a.m. May 4 at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit evergreenchamber.org.
Defensible space, home hardening presentation: Evergreen Fire/Rescue will provide a seminar on defensible space and home hardening to prepare for wildfire at 6 p.m. May 4 at the department’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.
Evergreen Audubon’s Dawn Chorus: Evergreen Audubon will host the Dawn Chorus beginning at 6 a.m. May 6 at Evergreen Lake. Enjoy early morning birdsong with fellow birders and bring a dish to pass. For more information, visit www.EvergreenAudubon.org.
Wildlife Watch training: Evergreen Audubon, Denver Parks and Recreation and Evergreen’s Wild Aware are teaming up to continue the Wildlife Watch project. Volunteer training will be from 10 a.m.-noon May 6 at Evergreen Lake. Volunteers teach visitors at the lake about wildlife. Register at evergreenaudubon.org/events/wildlife-watch-team-volunteer-training-2023.
Fire department consolidation community meetings: The three 285 Corridor fire departments — Elk Creek, Inter-Canyon and North Fork — deciding whether to consolidate will host community meetings for the public. The meetings will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at North Fork Station 1, 19384 County Road 126, Buffalo Creek; 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Elk Creek Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer; and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Inter-Canyon Station 3, 8445 U.S. 285, Morrison.
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra series finale recital: Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s series finale recital will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at St. Laurence Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road, Conifer. The concert will feature performances of chamber music from ECO musicians and friends. For more information and tickets, visit evergreenchamberorch.org.
EMERGE meeting: EMERGE (East Mount Evans Resources, Growth and the Environment) is holding its spring meeting on May 10 at King-Murphy Elementary School starting at 6 p.m. with presentations starting at 6:30 p.m. County officials, fire department representatives and others will attend and will focus on health services available to Eastern Clear Creek County residents.
Theater trunk sale: Center Stage is hosting a theater trunk sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 13 at the theater, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. The sale will feature handmade dress-up items for children, used costumes, vintage clothing, costume jewelry, vintage home goods, fabric, patterns and more. Money raised will benefit the building fund for the theatre.
“Poppy” book signing: The Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society will host Jack Maher for a presentation and signing of his book “Poppy” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Hiwan Museum. The book is about Eric Douglas, an influential author, curator and expert on Native American art whose family helped create the community of Evergreen. He championed indigenous artists and art in various museums, significantly impacting the field of museology.
Staunton State Park 10th anniversary celebration: Staunton State Park will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a variety of events starting at 9 a.m. May 20. For more information, visit cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Staunton.
Community Wildfire Forum: Evergreen Fire/Rescue will sponsor a Community Wildfire Forum from 6-8 p.m. May 23 in the Evergreen High School auditorium. Local, county, state and federal agency wildfire mitigation and preparedness experts will provide information on reducing the risk and preparing for wildfire.
Puppies and Pizza: Puppies and Pizza will be from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, May 26, at Vertical Skills Academy, 32156 Castle Court, No. 201. The school will work with the Evergreen Animal Protective League to adopt puppies while raising funds for VSA.
Memorial Day activities: The public is invited to two Memorial Day events on May 29: The first is at 9 a.m. at the Peace Memorial at Evergreen Memorial Park, 27054 N. Turkey Creek Road, Marshdale. Flags will be placed on veterans’ graves in the park. The second is at the memorial in Buchanan Park at 11 a.m., with the theme Today’s Military. The public is invited to participate in both events.
Defensible space, home hardening presentation: Evergreen Fire/Rescue will provide a seminar on defensible space and home hardening to prepare for wildfire at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the department’s Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway.
Day of the Arts: The fourth annual Day of the Arts will be from 2:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Center for the Arts Evergreen. There will be kids activities, an artisan makers market, performers and more.
Medlen School Days: Medlen School Days allows elementary school-aged children to experience what a mountain school was like in the 1920s during three-day camps, sponsored by the Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society. Medlen School is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1886 on South Turkey Creek Road off U.S. 285. Camps are available on June 6-8 and June 13-15, and cost $30. Download an application at emahs.org to register. Contact Jo Ann Dunn at 303-503-5978 for more information.
EARC meeting: The Evergreen Area Republican Club (EARC) will meet at 6 p.m. June 7 in the Evergreen Fire/Rescue Administration Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway. Speaker will be Erik Aadland, former District 8 candidate. Independents and unaffiliated welcome. Pizza available. Check evergreenarearepublicanclub.org for additional information.
Evergreen Crawfish Boil: The Evergreen Crawfish Boil will be June 10 at the Wild Game. Doors open at 2 p.m., with the first crawfish pour at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for kids 8-17. Kids 7 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Resilience1200. Get tickets are www.evergreencrawfishboil.com.
Barbed wire removal: Wild Aware is sponsoring volunteer barbed wire removal days at DeDisse Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 17, July 22 and Aug. 19. For more information, visit wildaware.org.
Camp Comfort Weekend Camps: Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice’s Camp Comfort for children 6-12 who have lost a loved one will be June 16-18 and July 7-9 at the Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals Camp, 2644 Alvarado Road, Empire. Cost is free for all children thanks to donors, but a $25 deposit is required per child to hold their spot. Visit campcomfort.org for more information and to register.
Crow Hill Insurance Shred-a-thon: Crow Hill Insurance will host its 12th annual community Shred-A-Thon from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 17, at 460 County Road 43, Bailey. Dispose of documents that contain sensitive information. The event is free, though donations to the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity are accepted. Habitat’s delivery truck will be on site to accept select reusable/resalable furniture and housewares.
EChO needs volunteers: The Evergreen Christian Outreach ReSale Store and food pantry need volunteers. Proceeds from the EChO ReSale Store support the food pantry and programs and services provided by EChO. There are many volunteer options from which to choose. For more information, call Mary at 720-673-4369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountain Area Democrats: Mountain Area Democrats meet the fourth Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. through April at United Methodist Church of Evergreen, 3757 Ponderosa Drive, Evergreen. For more information, email MountainAreaDems@gmail.com.
LGBTQ+ teen book club: Resilience1220 is offering a LGBTQ+ teen book club that meets from 4-6 p.m. the fourth Monday at the Resilience1220 office next to the Buchanan Park Recreation Center. The group’s first book is “Hell Followed With Us.” For more information and to register, visit R1220.org.
Hiwan Museum summer hours: Hiwan Museum is open for tours from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor self-guided tours are available at any time. Large groups are encouraged to call 720-497-7653 to make arrangements.
Community Bible Study: Several community Bible study groups are available — women (in person and online), co-ed young adults, school age, preschool & babies. This year’s study covers six books of the Bible: Philemon 1, 2, 3, John, Jude and Revelation. In-person classes are Thursday morning at Rockland Community Church in Genesee, Tuesday night at Bergan Park Church in Evergreen and Wednesday morning at Conifer Community Church in Conifer. More information is available at cbsclass.org/evergreengolden.
ESA EverGREEN Refill Station: EverGREEN Refill Station (refill your laundry detergent, lotions, soaps and more. We have many sustainable products available). The Refill Station is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. It is located upstairs in the Habitat Restore in Bergen Park, 1232 Bergen Parkway.
Support After Suicide Loss: Heartbeat and Resilience1220 offer Support After Suicide Loss from 5:30-7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month for ages 14 and older. Join in-person or online. Suggest donation is $15. For location, visit R1220.org.
Sensitive Collection: Resilience1220 offers a monthly workshop for highly sensitive people to help them live healthy and empowered lives from 3:30-4:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month via Zoom. Visit R1220.org for more information.
Caregiver support group: Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice offers a monthly group to provide emotional support services for caregivers helping ill, disabled or elderly loved ones. An in-person support group meets every third Monday from 4-6 p.m. at 3081 Bergen Peak Road, Evergreen. For more information, visit mtevans.org/services/emotional-support/.
Parkinson’s disease support group: A Parkinson’s disease support group meets the first Friday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at Evergreen Christian Church, 27772 Iris Drive, Evergreen. For more information, email email@example.com.
Mountain Foothills Rotary meetings: Mountain Foothills Rotary meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays both in person at Mount Vernon Canyon Club at 24933 Club House Circle, Genesee, and via Zoom. Join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81389224272, meeting ID 813 8922 4272, phone 346-248-7799.
Beyond the Rainbow: Resilience1220 offers Beyond the Rainbow, which is two support groups that meet from 7-8:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. One is a safe group for those 12-20 and the other is group for parents and caregivers wanting support for raising an LGBTQ child. To RSVP, contact Lior Alon at firstname.lastname@example.org.