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WEDNESDAY

George C. Evans American Legion Post to meet

The April meeting of the George C. Evans American Legion Post 103 of Littleton will be Wednesday, April 1, at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. New members will be initiated into the organization at the meeting.

Law enforcement career day

Arapahoe Community College will host a law enforcement and criminal justice career day on Wednesday, April 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Littleton campus. Law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado will answer questions and distribute applications. Applicants must be 21 years old. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kayla Maestas at kayla.maestas@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5793.

SATURDAY

Easter egg hunt

Jared's Nursery, Gift, and Garden Center and the Easter Bunny will host the seventh annual Easter egg hunt on April 4. The hunt will be at the Garden Center, 10500 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton. There will also be a food drive for Feeding Many, a local nonprofit that helps fill local food banks in Jefferson County. The first hunt will start at 10:15 a.m. for children under 1, 1- and 2-year-olds at 10:30 a.m., 3-year-olds at 10:45 a.m., 4- and 5-year-olds at 11 a.m., 6- and 7-year-olds at 11:15 a.m., and 8 and older at 11:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be here for pictures. Park in the lot off Oak Street. For more information, contact Loren or Betsy at 303-979-6022 or check out Jared’s Facebook page at jaredsgarden.com.

TUESDAY

Stealing secrets from the FBI

Sarah Davidon will speak at Bemis Public Library on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. about how and why her father planned and carried out his secret mission to steal documents from the FBI to expose government surveillance. In 1971 there were rumors that the FBI was spying on college campuses, anti-war groups and civil rights leaders, but no one could provide the proof.  William Davidon, a physicist, wanted to try a more aggressive but non-violent means to provide hard evidence that would expose injustices and protect civil liberties. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Ken-Caryl Art Guild presents J.B. Sullivan

Wildlife artist J.B. Sullivan will present "Animal Odyssey" at the Thursday, April 9, meeting of the Ken-Caryl Art Guild at Rox Bar & Grill, 12684 W. Indore Place in Littleton. Sullivan will discuss his plans for a 10-week artistic journey across the country and his process for creating his wildlife drawings. The program begins at 7 p.m. Visit www.kencarylartguild.org for more information.

Summerset Festival seeks exhibitors

Summerset Festival, scheduled for Sept. 18-20 at Clement Park, is looking for exhibitors to celebrate the end of summer including arts/crafters, antique dealers, nonprofits, businesses and pet-related exhibitors. All exhibitor applications may be downloaded at www.summersetfest.com. The Summerset Festival is the primary fund-raiser of The Foothills Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps raise money for recreation and cultural projects in the Foothills Park & Recreation District.  This year the foundation is raising funds tournament picnic shelter at Easton Regional Park.

 

Foothills Genealogical Society presents ‘Her Story’

Foothills Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Applewood Valley Methodist Church, 2034 Ellis St., Golden.  The topic is “Her Story,” presented by Jill Tietjen, which documents American women's achievements throughout U.S. history. For more information, visit www.foothillsgenealogy.org.

   

Childhood professional celebration at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will host an early childhood professionals celebration on Wednesday, April 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will feature guest speaker Brian Conly, director of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, and breakout sessions and an early childhood job fair. This event is free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. necessary. A complete itinerary for April 8 is available at: http://bit.ly/1DglKh1. For more information, contact Kristin Habicht, ACC Early Childhood Education department chair, at kristin.habicht@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5924.

 

Lakewood Arts Council looking for gardens

The Lakewood Arts Council is looking for gardens/yards to be considered for its 2015 Garden Tour, scheduled for Saturday, June 27. The garden tour is one of its annual fund-raising events. Sites should be in the west metro area such as Lakewood, Golden, Morrison or Wheat Ridge. Contact the arts council at 303-980-0625 or LAC@lakewoodartscouncil.org to provide your name and contact information.

 

Rabbi Black to perform

Congregation B'nai Chaim, 4716 South Coors Lane in Morrison, will host a concert by Rabbi Joe Black at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Well-known throughout the country, his musical skills are the vehicle for his message of spiritual awareness. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting https://tikly.co/events/462. For more information, visit www.bnaichaim.org, or call 303-697-2668.        

 

Ladies golf leagues

• The Homestead women’s 18-hole golf league is accepting applications to join the 2015 golf season. The group plays on Thursdays from April through October. Applications can be picked up at The Homestead at Fox Hollow golf course or can also be downloaded from the club website at http://hwga18.ghinclub.com. For more information, contact Judy Williams at 303-697-5710.

• The women’s 18-hole league at the Meadows Golf Course is accepting membership applications for the 2015 season that runs from late April through October. The golf course is at 7007 Meadows Golf Club Drive, Littleton. Applications are available at www.mwga18.yolasite.com or by e-mailing lisabridston@gmail.com

• The Longshots Ladies Golf League for women interested in playing nine holes meets Wednesday afternoons and evenings at Raccoon Creek. Play stars in May and runs to early September. For more information, call Sherry Flowers at 303-791-3189.

 

Create Quilts of Valor for Veterans

Volunteers are invited to help create and assemble Quilts of Valor for local veterans during a sewing and fellowship day hosted on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton. The church will provide tools, patterns and materials and you don't need to know how to sew. R.S.V.P. to info@HeritageUMC.church. For more information, call 303-979-8374.

 

Student fine art exhibition at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will host a fine art student juried exhibition through April 14 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. The gallery is at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. For more information, contact Trish Sangelo at trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu.


 

Learn about charter schools

Enrollment in Jefferson County’s charter schools is growing faster than in Jeffco’s neighborhood schools. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is taking a closer look at these schools at its unit meetings to learn what they are, what their philosophies are, how they operate, how they are funded and what they look like. In the Chatfield area, the League will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton. 80128. Call Christina at 303-810-6824 for information. An evening meeting also is available. Call Lucinda at 720-254-5741 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

Using old newspapers for genealogy research

The Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, to learn about Colorado’s historic newspapers collection at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection has more than 600,000 pages of digitized historic Colorado newspapers, dating from 1859. It contains a wealth of historic news for research, genealogy or just for fun. For more information, visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.

 

 ‘Shrek the Musical’ at Front Range Christian

Front Range Christian School will perform “Shrek the Musical” April 15-18 in the school’s performing arts center, 6637 W. Ottawa Ave., Littleton. Performances are at 7 p.m. all four days with 1 p.m. shows on April 15 and 18. There will be a midweek performance for school groups, retirement communities, clubs, etc. on Tuesday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m. Reservations for the Tuesday matinee can be made at frcsperformingarts@gmail.com. All other tickets may be purchased online for $12 or at the door for $15. Tickets go on sale March 1.

 

Treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II

Hank Wyeno, a Colorado native, will give a multi-media presentation and firsthand account of the Japanese American experience during World War II at Bemis Public Library on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

Astronomy program at ACC

The Arapahoe Community College astronomy program will host three star parties during the Spring 2015 semester. Star parties will be held on April 17 at the Littleton campus. This event, which is free and open to the public, is held in an open-house format from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. No R.S.V.P. necessary; dress appropriately for these outdoor events.  ACC will provide telescopes at the star parties, as well as complimentary hot cocoa and cookies. For more information, contact jennifer.jones@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5839.

 

Concert by Judy Fjell

Columbine United Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St., is hosting an evening of joyful original folk music, humor and sing-alongs with national touring singer/songwriter Judy Fjell at 7:30 p.m. April 18. Ticket are between $10 and $20. are on sliding scale of $10-20. For more information, call 303-972-1716.

 

2015 Literary Festival at ACC

Writers Studio at Arapahoe Community College will host its 2015 Literary Festival on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Half Moon (Room M1800). Join us for workshops, readings, award presentations and lunch. Full details, itinerary and registration are available at: http://bit.ly/1abnL1S. Cost is $45 for non-ACC students to attend both morning and afternoon workshops, or $25 for non-ACC students to attend either the morning or afternoon workshop. ACC students receive a reduced rate of $20.  Lunch is included, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Writers Studio Scholarship Fund. R.S.V.P. and payment are both due by noon Thursday, April 16. For more information, contact Dr. Kathryn Winograd at writerstudio@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5815.

 

SRC Southwest quilt show

Seniors’ Resource Center Southwest will host a quilt show and open house on Sunday, April 19, from noon to 4 p.m.  See beautiful quilts and arts and crafts from local artists.  SRC Southwest is at 10181-B West Bowles Ave., Littleton.

 

Harp concert and talk

Star Edwards, harp instructor and author, will explore the Irish music of her ancestors and perform music from the 1940s to honor a family member’s band, Sandy Edwards and the Texas Pals, at the Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. For more information, visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.

 

Growing flowers in Colorado

A presentation called Flowers: the Where, What and How of Growing Flowers in Colorado will be from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Learn the basics of designing or re-designing a flower garden, site selection and how to create fabulous flowering containers. Cost is $40. Register at http://sprflowers.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Jefferson County CSU Extension at 303-271-6620.

 

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike

Every day is Earth Day yoga and hike will be from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden Take a gentle hike through the meadow at the center to heighten all the senses to Mother Earth, followed by a flowing yoga practice honoring this beautiful planet we share with all other life. Bring a yoga mat and comfortable clothing for yoga and the hike as well as sturdy, outdoor footwear for the hike. Register at http://bit.ly/EarthDayYoga.

 

Earth Day star party

An Earth Day star party will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Bear Creek Lake Park 15600 West Morrison Road, Lakewood. Celebrate Earth Day by exploring the spring night sky at the park. Telescopes and binoculars will be set up for viewing opportunities. After viewing, enjoy a marshmallow roast around the fire. Cost is $2 per person, and the park entrance fee is waived. To register, visit

www.lakewood.org/BCLPevents or call them at 303-697-6159. Registration code is "Earth Day Star Party, Activity No. 159937.

 

St. Philip children’s consignment sale

St. Philip Early Learning Center will host its 24th annual children’s consignment sale April 23-25 at the center, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd. Sale hours are 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The sale features gently used children’s clothing (boys and girls sizes 0-14), shoes, toys, books, DVDs, baby equipment, furniture, linens and décor. Seller sign-up is open on a first-come basis at Flash.Consign.com. To volunteer, visit www.stphilipelc.org/mapaer-consignment-sale. Admission fee is $1 that is donated to St. Philip Lutheran Church. For more information, e-mail ConsignmentSale@StPhilip-co.org.

 

Courage Walk for victims’ rights

The 22nd annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights will be Saturday, April 25, starting at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building and ending at the Courage Garden. The walk honors the strength and courage of crime victims and those who lost loved ones to violence. Registration begins at 10 a.m., accompanied by a free continental breakfast. The walk begins at 11 a.m. The half-mile walk is wheelchair accessible, and dogs on leashes are welcome. A $10 donation is encouraged. For more information or to donate, visit www.victimoutreach.org or contact Lindsay Krug in Victim Services at 303-271-5570.

 

Preschool registration starts at Stony Creek

Preschool registration for the fall 2015 school year has begun. Stony Creek Preschool has free (if qualified) preschool openings in its four-day program for 3- and 4-year-olds. The school offers morning and afternoon sessions. For more information, call 303-982-4103.

 

Senior lunch, blood pressure checks

Free senior lunch and blood pressure checks are offered every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Summit Adult Day and Wellness Center, 9032 W.  Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton. For more information, call Michelle at 303-324-0834.

 

Deer Creek Church MOPS

Deer Creek Church MOPS is starting its spring semester. The group meets at 9 a.m. the first and third Fridays in the church, 8131 S. Pierce St., Littleton. Child care is provided. For more information, contact MOPS@deercreekchurch.com.

 

Latte Love coffee shop

The Stepping Stone Support Center, 9700 Old Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, sponsors a Latte Love coffee shop fro 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the center inside Columbine Hills Church of the Nazarene. The coffee shop is run by center participants. For more information, contact bryn@steppingstonesupportcenter.com or call 720-839-4626.

 

Bible study for seniors

A senior bible study called "Better Together" looking at Ephesians 4:12 will be at 11 a.m. Thursdays at Colorado Assisted Living, 7456 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton. For more information, contact Michelle at 303-324-0834.

 

South Jeffco Rotary to meet

The South Jeffco Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Fridays at Fox Hollow Golf Course, 13410 W. Morrison Road, Lakewood. For more information, call Bruce at 303-919-3741.

 

B’nai Chaim’s Sunday school

Sunday school has begun at B’nai Chaim, 4716 S. Coors Lane. Morrison. Sunday school for children in preschool through seventh grade runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Hebrew school for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders is from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.bnaichaim.org.

 

MOPS at The Rock Church

MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of the month at The Rock Church, 10393 W. Alamo Place, Littleton. For more information, visit www.mops.org or call Janet Clark at 303-514-7287.

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

The Jefferson County 4-H Dog Project is recruiting youths ages 8 to 18 who are interested in learning more about dog care, obedience, training, rally and showmanship. Some agility training is thrown in for fun. Youth who are currently enrolled in 4-H can join the Dog Project for no additional cost. One group currently meets in the Conifer area, and another is being established at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Golden. For more information, visit www.extension.colostate.edu/jefferson/4h/4h.shtml or contact Lisa Sholten at 303-271-6620 or lsholten@jeffco.us. The registration fee is $40 and can be paid online at http://jeffco.us/csucamp/4hindex.jsp.

 

Caregiver support walk

Caregiver support walk and talk Thursdays are at 9 a.m. at Clement Park. Join others caring for elderly loved ones with dementia or other issues. Enjoy a break as we walk around lake for support, advice and relaxation. Call Michelle 303-324-0834 for details. Sponsored by Colorado Assisted Living Homes and Summit adult day center.

 

Computer classes

Free one-on-one computer classes, including computer basics, Internet basics or eBook clinic, are available by appointment only at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. To schedule an appointment, call 303-235-5275.

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

The First Judicial District will offer an Ask-an-Attorney clinic to self-represented litigants on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Appointments may be scheduled, and walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Each month, a family law attorney will be available; an attorney who can answer questions regarding other civil matters will be available every second month. Participating attorneys will appear via Internet video chat technology. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact April Bernard or Brigitte Smith at 303-271-6570, or visit http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Custom.cfm?County_ID=2&Page_ID=426.

 

Jeffco Schools open enrollment

The second round of Jeffco Public Schools' choice enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is open through Friday, Aug. 30. Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/enrollment/.

 

Therapeutic support group to meet

The Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Therapeutic Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays in downtown Littleton. The meetings offer a counselor-led, cost-effective way to receive therapeutic support and feedback, to learn and share ways to better manage and reduce symptoms, and to heal and improve. Cost is $10 per person per meeting. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Annette at 303-709-7834 or e-mail annette@relationalrenaissance.com.

 

Creative Writers Club to meet

The Creative Writers Club of Colorado meets every third Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Olive Garden, 5380 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. For more information, call Chris Pikora at 303-948-5928.

 

Genealogy assistance available

Free local genealogy help is available at the Columbine Family History Center at 6705 S. Webster St. inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse. Services include free access to such subscription sites as Ancestry.com, Fold3, the Swedish online ArkivDigital, the LDS Family Search databases and many others. Rental of microfilm from the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City and personal assistance from staff is always available. The center is open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, call the library staff at 303-973-3727.

 

Columbine Communicators Toastmasters meets

Columbine Communicators Toastmasters meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Station, 11139 Bradford St., Littleton. For information, contact Herb Dreo at herb@dreomc.com or call 303-763-7334 or Pam Toyen at ptoyen7@hotmail.com or call 303-570-8606. More information can be found at columbine.toastmastersclubs.org.

 

Family-planning clinic offering walk-in hours

The Family Planning Clinic at Jefferson County Public Health is now offering walk-in hours to clients at its Lakewood location; 260 S. Kipling St. Walk-in hours will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. Clinic check-in time will begin at 12:30 p.m. Clients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis with no guarantee of being seen that day depending on demand. Clients may be seen for the following important reproductive health services during walk-in hours: Birth control (IUDs and Nexplanons cannot be placed on the same day), pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptive and sexually transmitted infection testing. For more information, visit http://jeffco.us/public-health/ and click on “Healthy Families.”

 

Jeffco Public Health offers video clinics

Jefferson County Public Health is offering a new video series to educate residents about reproductive health issues including birth control, sexually transmitted infections/diseases and optimal spacing of children along with other topics. Every month, a JCPH family planning registered nurse, Melanie Rogers, will talk about different family planning topics. Sex Ed with Mel in 30 Minutes or Less is an educational monthly video series that can be accessed on the JCPH website at http://jeffco.us/health/health_T111_R122.htm.

 

Write ON! meets monthly

Write ON! meets monthly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, laughs and inspiration for writers of all levels. Join for support and friendship. No fees, and open to anyone who writes or looking for that extra push. Ideal for stay-at-home moms and dads. For location, call Jan at 303-716-3346.

 

Help with transportation resources

The Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council’s Transportation Information and Assistance Center offers free phone consultations to help metro area residents identify transportation resources. Find the ride that is right for you. A resource specialist will help determine what your specific transportation needs are and connect you to appropriate transportation resources. Call 303-243-3113. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Audubon Center at Chatfield State Park. Children ages 3-6 (and parent/guardians, too) will discover wildlife and the natural world through themed stories, crafts and activities each month. Cost for members is $5 per child and their adult, and $2 each additional child. Cost for non-member is $8 per child and their adult, and $4 each additional child. Registration required. For information or to register, call 303-973-9530, e-mail info@denveraudubon.org or visit www.denveraudubon.org.

 

Foothills Animal Shelter hosts low-cost clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter provides low-cost vaccine, microchip and license clinics to pet owners who may be struggling financially. Weekly clinics are held from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org/Clinic.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

Mt. Evans Home Health & 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 4:30 to 6 p.m. The free program is designed to help caregivers cope with emotional and practical aspects of the disease. This group offers participants an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s and provides a link to other caregivers and community resources. The group meets at the Mt. Evans offices at 3081 Bergen Peak Drive (just south of Lewis Ridge Road off Evergreen Parkway). For information, call Barb at 303-674-6400.

 

Hiwan seeks volunteers

Hiwan Homestead Museum in Evergreen is seeking tour guides, receptionists and school aides to help meet, greet, and inform visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the Museum Administrator John Steinle at 720-497-7650 or jsteinle@jeffco.us.

 

Mobile food pantry

Food Bank of the Rockies provides food assistance to community members from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Light of the World Church, 10306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. No qualifications, membership fee or eligibility forms to complete; products are distributed to anyone seeking extra food assistance (self-declaration of need); please bring bags, a sturdy box or basket to transport products home; distribution is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Quilt makers seek members

The Littleton Scraps to Treasure group is looking for new members to help the group make quilts for those in need in the community. The group meets at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton. The group meets the first Saturday of every month. For information, contact Ginny at 303-933-3868.

 

Colorado State Parks’ lifetime pass for seniors available

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is selling the Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass for $300, and it will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents age 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/ParksPassInfo.aspx.

 

Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

WINGS provides therapist-facilitated peer support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. There are four groups meeting in Lakewood, a group on Monday evening, Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening for women, and a Wednesday evening group for men. For more information, contact the WINGS office at 303-238-8660 or visit www.wingsfound.org.

 

La Leche League Columbine Group Meeting

Come get breastfeeding help or just hang out with other like-minded moms in a friendly and supportive environment. This is the only Saturday La Leche League meeting in the Denver area. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St., Littleton. For more information, call 1-877-4-LALECHE.

 

SW Jeffco Camera Club

The SW Jeffco Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 S. Robb Way (at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Simms Street). Learn photo techniques and tips. Visitors are always welcome.

 

Mental health support group

A free mental health support group in southeast Jefferson County for adults who have a mental illness meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St. on the corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Webster Street. This is a place that offers confidentiality, respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. To contact the trained volunteer facilitators for this group, call Don at 720-301-8138 or e-mail dmcclearyjr1966@aol,com, or Kathy at 303-295-1187 or e-mail kathynami@comcast.net.

 

Help for overweight children

Learn about the dangers of childhood obesity at a meeting for parents only. Learn how to help your child develop better eating habits and how to combat other issues leading to weight problems for kids. The 45-minute session will be at 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at DOT Weight Loss, 6730 S. Pierce St. (King Soopers center at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Pierce Street). Seating is limited, so reserve your spot for the free session by calling 303-972-0570, or visit www.dotweightloss.net.

 

Puppy preschool and basic dog obedience training

Classes are held at the Dakota Lodge on Tuesday evenings. To preregister or if you have questions, call Diane at 303-638-8062 or e-mail at ddsaussies@aol.com.

 

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

Jefferson County Public Library has expanded its collection. New high-tech offerings include: Playaways (portable audiobooks), downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for children, young adults and adults. Playaway audio devices are now available for checkout. To access these and other downloadable resources, visit JCPL’s Download Center at http://jeffcolibrary.org/downloadcenter.html.

 

Weight-loss classes for Christian women

Weight-loss classes for Christian women are being offered. Receive nutrition advice and support in a friendly atmosphere. For more information, contact A More Excellent Way at 303-979-8790.

 

Middle School Leadership Corps

Calling all students entering sixth to eighth grade. Meet new friends, develop leadership skills and have fun while helping out in the community. For more information, visit www.ken-carylranch.org or contact Melissa at 303-979-4070.

 

Collegiate Academy of Colorado offers fencing

Collegiate Academy of Colorado has added fencing to its extracurricular programs. Participants, grades 3-8, have the opportunity to learn basic, intermediate and advanced fencing techniques. Those students completing the advanced program will be invited to join the Fencing Academy of Denver to begin training for national and international tournaments. Collegiate Academy, 8420 S. Sangre de Cristo Road, is a Jefferson County charter school.

 

Cat food drive

The Cat Care Society is holding a cat food drive for Nibbles & Kibbles, the shelter’s food bank. The food bank provides emergency supplies of pet food to clients of local food banks. Clients must be affiliated with regular food banks in Jefferson County where they can obtain the Nibbles & Kibbles vouchers. Dry and canned cat food and litter may be dropped off at the shelter at 5787 West 6th Ave. in Lakewood approximately a half-mile west of Sheridan Boulevard on the 6th Avenue Frontage Road from noon to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Dorsey at 303-239-9680, ext. 16, or Abbi Collins at 303-239-9680, ext. 12, or visit www.catcaresociety.org.

 

Quiltmaking for the needy

Quilt makers are invited to cut fabric and sew quilts for those in need. The group meets the first Saturday of month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waterstone Church, 5890 S. Alkire St. Bring your sewing machine and a lunch for a fun and rewarding time. For more information, call Ginny at 303-933-3868.

 

Library blog for teens

Teens looking for something new to do online can hear about great new books and programs at JCPL Teens, a new blog written just for teens by the Jefferson County Public Library. The blog, created and updated by JCPL’s team of teen librarians, will inform teens of library programs and events, discuss new and upcoming teen books, offer blog-only contests and polls and more. Visit the teen blog at www.jeffcolibrary.org/teenblog.

 

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The Jefferson County Workforce Center offers a variety of workshops, including job search and applications, computers, the Internet, resumes/cover letters and more. For information, call Linda Sollars at 303-271-4715 or visit www.jeffcoworkforce.org.

 

Ken-Caryl Ranch tennis challenge ladder

Join a ladder and start playing at any time. The ladders are for adults of any age whose tennis abilities are between NTRP of 2.5 and 5.0. For more information, contact Judy at judya@kcranch.org or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.

 

RELIGION

Community Bible study

A Community Bible Study will meet weekly from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at Lookout Mountain Community Church. Community Bible Study is a non-denominational study geared for all levels of bible knowledge. Join at any time. There is nursery care, pre-school Bible classes and a curriculum for home-schooled children. If you have questions or to preregister, call Karen Sells at 303-670-8959.

 

The Mission meets Tuesdays

The Mission meets Tuesday nights over the summer for meals, Bible discussions and meeting others. Call Michael at 720-833-1334 for directions. Or visit www.TheMissionCEEC.weebly.com.

 

Sunday school

Hosanna Lutheran Church hosts Sunday school from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. for kids in preschool through high school. Classes are held at the church at 10304 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. For information, call 303-973-1706.

 

New congregation

Olam Fellowship is a new congregation searching out the Hebrew roots of Christianity. We meet in the Family Foundations facility, 5935 S. Zang St., No. 200 (near C-470 and Bowles). Join us at 7 p.m. Fridays and welcome in the biblical Sabbath. There are contemporary worship, children's classes and nursery care.

 

The Neighborhood Church

The Neighborhood Church, a community of people who take seriously Jesus’ words to love God and love their neighbor, now meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Three Trees Wedding Chapel, 13416 W. Arbor Place. For information, call 303-523-4813 or visit www.myneighborhoodchurch.org.

 

Mom and Me Play Group

Join Foothills Bible Church at the SHED for a play group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. This is an informal time for you to connect with other moms and for kids kindergarten age and younger to play. The Café will be open for coffee. For more information, call 303-979-0685, ext. 801.

 

Scrapbooking and card making

Create a scrapbook or make cards at Ken Caryl Baptist Church. Bring your own supplies, or materials will be supplied for you if you are a beginner. We meet from noon to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. For information and directions, call 303-973-1700.

 

Littleton Moms Group

Come out from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday to meet other moms, encourage each other, and provide a fun and safe playtime for kids. Moms are encouraged to bring a sack lunch for themselves and their kids. For information and directions, call Meredith at 720-985-8478. Sponsored by Ambassador Church, www.acdenver.com.

 

Celebrate Recovery offers help

The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St. Alcoholism, drug addiction, co-dependency, anger and eating disorders are all issues that seriously affect many people in the community. This program also helps those affected by sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone with hurts, bad habits or hang-ups. For information, contact Linda or Mike at 303-972-2200, ext. 139.

 

The Mission

The Mission, a spirit-filled, missional and Anglican Bible study, is offered Tuesday nights. Dinner is provided. We generally gather at 5:30 p.m. for dinner with class starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 720-833-1334 or visit http://themissionceec.weebly.com.