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SATURDAY

9Health Fair

A 9Health Fair will begin at 7 a.m. April 21 at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. For more information about the available tests and to learn about other locations, visit www.9healthfair.org.

 

LWF book club to meet

The Jeffco League of Women Voters Nonfiction Book Club will examine various options for simplifying the federal tax system during its April meetings. “A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System,” by T. R. Reid, is a comparison of taxation systems around globe. A meeting to discuss the book will be held  Saturday, April 21, at 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. Call Lynne at 303-985-5128 with any questions.

 

MONDAY

Medicare basics with DRCOG

Learn about the different parts of Medicare and coverage options with the Denver Regional Council of Governments on Monday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St, Littleton. This class will review the different coverage choices, Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans, Medicare supplemental (Medigap) insurance policies, and Prescription Drug Plans. This class also will review financial assistance programs for people on Medicare, common Medicare terminology and more. For more information, call 303-795-3961.

 

TUESDAY

Good News Breakfast celebration

The 28th annual Good News Breakfast will be Tuesday, April 24, at 7 a.m., at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., in Golden. This year’s theme is “Jeffco at Work: Providing Pathways for a Changing World.”.

 

WEDNESDAY

Finding best-fit colleges

Rob Franek, Princeton Review's national college expert and author will lead a college admission discussion for college-bound students and their families at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, 10359 W. Nassau Ave., Denver. Franek will share his professional advice on college applications and admissions.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Quilt group looking for new members

Scraps-to-Treasure Quilt Group makes quilts for folks in the community in need. Experienced quilt-makers are welcome. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Ginny at 303-489-5933.

 

Student showcase at ACC

The Multimedia, Graphic Design and Illustration Student Showcase opens April 19 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College.  The exhibition runs through May 4. Festivities on April 19 include an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Dentistry from the Heart

Summit Family Dentistry will host Dentistry from the Heart to provide more than 150 people with free dental care in a day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at its office, 12999 W. Bowles Drive, Littleton. Patients are helped on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.

 

Senior Resource Fair

The Aging Well Resource Center will host a free Senior Resource Fair on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Find information on house shares, home repair services for seniors, health care, mobility services and more offered in the community for older adults and their caregivers.

 

ACC jazz ensemble concert

The Arapahoe Community College jazz ensemble will perform a free concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Waring Theatre on campus. For more information, visit www.arapahoe.edu.

 

Spring pottery sale at Ridge Rec Center

Foothills Park & Recreation District will host its spring pottery sale at the Ridge Recreation Center, 8613 S. Ward St. The pottery is created by students and staff of Foothills classes. Sale hours are May 4 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and May 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

Nature’s Notes used book sale

The Nature’s Notes used book sale will be at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton, May 5-6. Field guides, novels about nature, antique birding books and vintage will be for sale. Proceeds benefit educational programs at the center. For more information, visit www.denveraudubon.org/event.

 

Car, motorcycle meet at the Reel Factory

Collectors of classic and custom cars and motorcycles are invited to exhibit their vehicles on Sunday, May 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Reel Factory building, 10488 W. Centennial Road in the Ken-Caryl Business Center. Donations will be collected for the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation. For more information, visit www. facebook.com/ReelFactoryCO/events/.

 

Primrose School to host community fun run

Primrose School of Ken Caryl is hosting a fun run to benefit Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation and Primrose Save the Children from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Hine Lake, 12819 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton. This is event begins with a short run or walk, followed by awards, giveaways, massages, face painting, games, bouncy castles, food vendors and a silent auction. For more information or to sign up, e-mail Cynthia at chall@primrosekencaryl.com  or google Spring Fling 2018 Fun Run.

 

Comeback Trail 5K Run/Walk

The National Stroke Association will host the Comeback Trail 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. May 6 at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Registration is free for the event, but donations are encouraged. For more information, visit www.ComebackTrail.org.

 

Singin’ and Swingin’

Ken Caryl Concerts presents Singin' and Swingin' at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton. The concert will feature the Denver Jazz Club Youth All Stars and a few more small ensembles. The concert is free and family-friendly, though a free-will offering will be collected to provide financial support for the MC-1 Foundation.

 

LWV nonfiction book club to meet

The Jefferson County League of Women Voters Nonfiction Book Club’s May selection is “Independence Lost” by Kathleen DuVal. Meetings to discuss the book will be held: Wednesday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Public Library, 10200 W. 20th Ave., and Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Brookdale Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood. For more information, call Lynne at 303-985-5128.

 

‘Spectrum’ at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will host its annual Workforce & Community

Programs Student & Instructor Art Exhibition from May 21 to June 21 at the

Colorado Gallery of the Arts at ACC. The 2018 show is entitled “Spectrum.” A closing reception will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p m. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, e-mail eppuffin@mac.com or call 303-797-5722.

 

Retirement open house at Leawood Elementary

Leawood Elementary will have an open house for three teachers who are retiring in May: Camille Sankey, Lisa McClure and Cindy Morris. The open house will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. May 22 at the school, 6155 W. Leawood Drive, Littleton.

 

Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

The Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 at Clement Park pavilions 4, 5 and 6. There will be Littleton Fire Department fire trucks, entertainment and face painting. For more information or to participate, visit community.apraxia-kids.org/site/TR?fr_id=2765&pg=entry.

 

Columbine Ladies Club seeks new members

The Columbine Ladies Club is looking for new members. It plays mahjongg on the first and fifth Mondays; on the second, third and fourth Mondays, members play pinochle and canasta. Luncheons are held each month at local restaurants. Social events are held throughout the year; husbands or friends are welcome to attend luncheons and social events.  Call Rose Baluha at 720-223-5851 for more information.

 

Southwest Jeffco Invisible Illness Support Group meeting

A support group for those suffering invisible illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease and others meets monthly to support each other, hear one another's stories, find empathy from those who've walked a similar path, offer encouragement and share the wisdom we've accrued from living with a chronic invisible illness. R.S.V.P. to SpooniesTogether@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.