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WEDNESDAY

Littleton Museum concert

The ThreadBarons will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., as part of the Littleton Museum Concert Series.

 

THURSDAY

Afrobeat dance band to perform

Atomga Afrobeat dance band will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Grant Family Amphitheater at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. The free Foothills Community Concert Series is presented by the Foothills Park & Recreation District. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org/concerts.

 

FRIDAY

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park: “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at Clement Park. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org.

 

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

Colorado Classic ice hockey tournament

The Colorado Classic ice hockey tournament will be at The Edge Ice Arena, 6623 S. Ward St., July 22-24. Adult teams can register through July 10. The event will offer five divisions. For more information, call 303-409-2211 or visit www.ifoothills.org/edge_tournaments.asp.

 

SATURDAY

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park: “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Clement Park. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org.

 

Start Now! at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin the process of enrolling in fall 2016 classes with its Start Now! orientation and registration event on Saturday, July 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Littleton campus. Start Now! will allow students who have applied to ACC, but are not yet registered, to complete new-student orientation and basic skills assessment while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration. For more information or to apply for admission, visit http://bit.ly/1YFQv5o.

 

Energetic women of the west

Enjoy a dramatic presentation at Bemis Public Library performed by seven actresses portraying energetic women in the history of the West on Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m. The historical characters will include songwriter Katharine Lee Bates; patroness of firefighters Lillie Hitchcock Coit; frontier physician Susie Anderson; Francis Wisehart Jacobs, known as the “mother of charities” and founder of an organization that later became the United Way; benefactress Rae Wilson; Miriam Davis Colt, member of a vegetarian organization that planned a utopian colony in Kansas; and suffragist Julia Holmes, who climbed Pikes Peak. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

MONDAY

‘52 Rivers: A Woman’s Fly-fishing Journey’

 Hear about author and photographer Shelley Walchak’s adventure fly-fishing a river a week for a year from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Walchak is the author of the award-winning book, “52 Rivers: A Woman’s Fly-fishing Journey.” For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Palisade peach sale

Boy Scout Troop 536 is selling Palisade peaches, which will be available Saturday, Aug. 13. A 20-pound box is $30. To pre-order peaches, contact Terri Engel at 303-973-1991. The last day to pre-order is Aug. 5.

 

Summerset Festival seeks exhibitors

Summerset Festival, scheduled for Sept. 16-18 at Clement Park, is looking for exhibitors to celebrate the end of summer. Artists, crafters, businesses, nonprofits, pet-related exhibitors are needed. All exhibitor applications can be downloaded from www.summersetfest.com. The Summerset Festival is the primary fund-raiser of The Foothills Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps raise money for recreation and cultural projects in the Foothills Park & Recreation District.  This year the Foundation is raising funds for new trees in Clement Park. General event information can also be found at www.summersetfest.com.

 

Columbine Ladies Club seeks new members

The Columbine Ladies Club is looking for new members. The club hosts monthly luncheons and meets to play games and to go on outings. Members can participate in a few or as many activities as desired. Contact Wendy Baird at 303-904-2078 for more information.

 

Columbine Communicators Toastmasters to meet

Columbine Communicators Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Sheriff Station, 11139 Bradford St., Littleton.  

 

Radical Referrals Group to meet

The Lakewood Radical Referrals Group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at Old Chicago, 3550 S. Wadsworth Blvd., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Colleen Renner at travelbycolleen@comcast.net.

 

Class on streamside plants

A class on streamside plants will be held at South Platte Park, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton, on Wednesday, July 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Streamside plant communities are among the most important elements of biodiversity in the state. Register at https://npm.eventbrite.com or call 303-271-6621 for more information.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. July 26 at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at the Littleton Elks Lodge 1650, 5749 S. Curtice St., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Karen Basler at 303-794-1819 or visit bonfils.org.

 

My Blue Sky to perform

My Blue Sky, an Allman Brothers cover band, will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at the Grant Family Amphitheater at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. The free Foothills Community Concert Series is presented by the Foothills Park & Recreation District. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org/concerts.

 

Littleton Museum concert

Tuesday Night Blues Band will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., as part of the Littleton Museum Concert Series.

 

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park: “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Clement Park. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org.

 

‘The Buzz About Bees’

Children can learn about “The Buzz About Bees” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30, at Hudson Gardens & Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive. The program is for children 5 to 12. Cost is $8 for child members or $10 for child nonmembers, and includes admission of one adult. Register at www.hudsongardens.org/explore-learn.

 

Meet-the-candidates potluck picnic

COHOPE will host a potluck picnic to meet candidates and elected officials on Wednesday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. in Shelter 6 in Clement Park. The public is invited to attend and hear from candidates who want to represent residents in the area.

 

Littleton Museum concert

Emily Stiles Band will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., as part of the Littleton Museum Concert Series.

 

Music a la Mode at Ken-Caryl Ranch

Music a la Mode at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House, 7676 S. Continental Divide Road, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. For more information, visit ken-carylranch.org.

 

Putt Your Stuff for Mental Health

Jefferson Center for Mental Health will host the seventh annual Putt Your Stuff for Mental Health starting at 4:30 p.m. Aug 4 at Putter’s Pride Mini Golf, 3604 S. Kipling St., Lakewood. Cost is $30 per person or $100 for a team of four. Register online at www.jcmh.org or by calling 303-432-5334.

 

Music Go Round youth showcase

Music Go Round youth showcase will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Grant Family Amphitheater at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. The free Foothills Community Concert Series is presented by the Foothills Park & Recreation District. For more information, visit www.ifoothills.org/concerts.

 

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at West Bowles Community Church, 12325 W. Bowles, Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Kaleidoscope juried exhibition at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will host its annual Kaleidoscope juried exhibition through Aug. 11 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. Admission is free and the exhibit can be viewed from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Trish Sangelo at  

trish.sangelo@arapahoe.edu.

 

Walk n’ Roll to benefit Rett association

The Rocky Mountain Rett Association will host the 12th annual Walk ‘n Roll on Aug. 13 at Clement Park, 7306 Bowles Ave. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. There will be a chuck-wagon lunch, silent and live auctions, face painting, and carnival games for the kids. Registration is free, but donations are accepted. To register, visit www.picatic.com.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Southern Gables Church, 4001 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Charity Butler at 303-986-1527, Ext. 204, or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, inside the Bloodmobile at the Governor’s Ranch Whole Foods, 5155 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Celebrate 100 years of bird conservation

Audubon Society of Greater Denver will celebrate 100 years of migratory bird conservation on Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Road, Littleton. Registration is recommended by visiting www.denveraudubon.org, calling 303-973-9530 or e-mailing info@denveraudubon.org.  Tickets for adult Audubon members are $8; adult non-members $11; kids/teen members ages 8-18 $5; kids/teen non-members $8. Ticket sales go to further educational initiatives at the Audubon Nature Center as well as the live animal visitors from Nature’s Educators.

 

Heritage UMC changes summer worship time

Heritage United Methodist Church will combine worship offerings for the summer with worship at 10 a.m. and Sunday school at 9 a.m. The church is at 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1701 W. Caley Ave., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Bloodmobile outside St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway, Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Maryanne Eagelston at 720-891-2248 or visit bonfils.org.

 

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.

 

ACC offers SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit

The Arapahoe Community College Fitness Center offers the SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit programs for seniors.  For more information about health and fitness options at ACC, call 303-797-5850.

 

Register for community education courses at ACC

Register for upcoming community education courses at Arapahoe Community College. Choose from a variety of classes, including photography, college funding, foreign language (including job-specific Spanish), home and garden, personal finance and more. Visit www.arapahoe.edu/communityED or contact community.ed@arapahoe.edu at 303-797-5722.

 

Columbine Ladies Club looking for members 

The Columbine Ladies Club is looking for new members. The group plays cards, and organizes social events and lunches. It also donates items to Baby Haven. Call Mary Guerriero at 720-542-8538 for more details.

 

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.

 

Outdoor painting exhibition

A new outdoor painting exhibition will be launching this fall in Jefferson County Open Space parks. In Plein Sight will feature more than two dozen plein air artists painting live in five Jefferson County Open Space areas, one location each day, Oct. 4-8. This week of painting will culminate in a gallery exhibit featuring all of the works created throughout the week on display and available for purchase Oct. 8 and 9 at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., Golden.

• Tuesday, Oct. 4: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at South Valley Park in Littleton;

• Wednesday, Oct. 5: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mount Falcon Park in Indian Hills;

• Thursday, Oct. 6: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crown Hill Park in Lakewood;

• Friday, Oct. 7: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at White Ranch Park, Golden;

• Saturday, Oct. 8: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clear Creek Trail in Golden.

 

Latte Love coffee shop

The Stepping Stone Support Center, 9700 Old Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, sponsors a Latte Love coffee shop from 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.

 

CLASSES

Looking for a job?

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.