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'The Nutcracker' on stage
Students of the Foothills Ballet Program will perform “The Nutcracker” ballet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton. Advanced tickets are $5 and available at Ridge Recreation Center or $8 at the door. For more information, call 303-409-2612.
Chatfield Senior High School theater one-act plays
The theater department at Chatfield Senior High School will present a series of one-act plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the school. Cost is $5. For more information, visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Carols By Candlelight
Voices West (formerly the Littleton Chorale) will host Carols By Candlelight at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1401 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. The event will feature seasonal music and a candle-lighting vignette. Tickets are available at voiceswest.org, and will also be available in limited quantities at the door. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and children are admitted free. Colorado Public Radio members are eligible for 2-for-1 tickets.
D'Evelyn Holiday Bru-Ha!Ha! Improv show
D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School will host its Holiday Bru-Ha!Ha! Improv show at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at the school, 10359 W. Nassau Ave, Denver. For more information, visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org.
Foothills Breakfast with Santa
Foothills Park and Recreation District is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton. Join Santa for breakfast, holiday music and more. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa. The event is for all ages; cost is $8 per person (district rate is $5), and parents should accompany children to the event. Pre-registration is required. For information, call 303-409-2127.
Author Potpourri & Book Signing
Roxborough State Park’s annual Author Potpourri & Book Signing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Authors include John Fielder, Kevin Pharris, Ian Miller (K. Johnson) and Priscilla Stuckey.
Create Victorian Christmas ornaments
Create Victorian Christmas ornaments from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St. The event is free and for those ages 12 and older. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve a spot.
Parker to host Town Hall meeting
Mary Parker, candidate for state representative for House District 22, will host a Town Hall meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the conference room at the Jefferson County Sheriff"s South Office, 11139 Bradford Road, No. 700, Littleton. Representatives from Connect for Health Colorado and Colorado Health Co-Op will explain Colorado's new health insurance marketplace and answer questions. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 720-202-0169 or visit www.maryforstaterep.com.
Colorow Elementary Craft Fair
Colorow Elementary School will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the school, 6317 S. Estes St., Littleton. The event will feature more than 35 vendors, free coffee, prizes and a bake sale.
Christmas Bird Count/Holiday Party
The Audubon Center at Chatfield will host its Christmas Bird Count/Holiday Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the center, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton. Learn how to identify birds, use binoculars and spot birds. Participants can take part in the Christmas Bird Count. Bring your kids, and help them make their own binoculars and participate in a nature scavenger hunt. The event will feature hot chocolate and the chance to decorate cookies and make bird ornaments. For more information, visit www.denveraudubon.org/programs/family-programs.
Silent Hunger for the Holidays Basketball Tournament
South Suburban Parks and Recreation will host the annual Silent Hunger for the Holidays Basketball Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton. Men and women ages 18 and older will compete in a 3 vs. 3, 6-game guarantee. Individual awards will be given for first place. Prize drawings and contests included. Registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12. There will be reduced team fees with a donation of non-perishable food items to benefit Inter-Faith Community Services. To register, visit www.sspr.org, or contact Butchr@sspr.org or call 303-483-7028.
Horses and Holidays Open House
Denver Equestrians Riding School will host its third annual Horses and Holidays Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the school, 5200 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton. The event will feature horse rides, photo opportunities, face painting, lunch, hot chocolate and sweet treats. There will also be the chance to win door prizes. Admission is $5 per registration, and $1 per additional guest. Registration includes one door prize ticket. For more information, visit www.denverequestrians.com/holidayopenhouse.htm.
Jeffco Schools Foundation community night
The Jeffco Schools Foundation is hosting a community night during the Colorado Avalanche game on Saturday, Dec. 14. Discounted tickets are $22 ($40 to $122 value) and are available online at www.ksegroups.com/landing.aspx?lpid=FivsaqcfkYA%3D&lpo. The opponent will be the Minnesota Wild.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Santa Claus Special
The Colorado Railroad Museum’s Santa Claus Special will deliver letters to Santa. Kids may drop off their letter to Santa in the railway post office car. The Santa Claus Special will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, Sunday, Dec.15, and Saturday, Dec. 21, at the museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. The train departs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children should bring their wish list to share with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Cost is $5 for children (younger than 2 are admitted free), $15 for adults, $30 for families (two adults and up to five children) and $10 for seniors (older than 60). For more information, call 303-279-4591, 800-365-6263 or visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.
Skate with Santa
Foothills Park & Recreation District will offer a Skate with Santa from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, at Edge Ice Arena, 6623 S. Ward St., Littleton. Public skate admission applies. Skate rental is free with the donation of a new toy item in its original package that will be donated to the Jeffco Sheriff's Office Toy Drive. Bring your camera for photos with Santa on the Zamboni. For more information, call 303-409-2612 or visit www.ifoothills.org/events.
Christmas Tea at Hiwan Homestead Museum
A Christmas Tea will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. Enjoy a light lunch and Santa’s workshop in the decorated museum, after which you’ll have a chance to learn a little about the history of Santa Claus from the jolly old man himself. Decorations will be on display Tuesday, Dec. 3, through early January. Cost for the tea is $15, $12 for Jefferson County Historical Society members and $12 per person for groups of 4 or more. Registration is required. For registration or information, call the museum at 720-497-7650.
The Arc to host holiday open house
The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties will host a holiday open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at The Arc office, 8725 W. 14th Ave, Suite 100, Lakewood. Consider bringing a gift card of any value for groceries, household goods, gas, movies or clothing. For more information, call 303-232-1338, or e-mail email@example.com.
Southwest Plaza holiday events
• Every Monday through Dec. 16, Southwest Plaza is hosting pet photos with Santa from 6 p.m. to mall closing.
• Tuesdays through Dec. 17, Southwest Plaza is hosting its Pajama Party with Santa from 6 p.m. to mall closing. Bring children in their pajamas to visit Santa. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for Toys for Tots. With a $3 donation for Toys for Tots, receive a customized e-mail letter from Santa on Christmas Eve.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Food For All Nations accepting orders
The nonprofit Food For All Nations is accepting orders through Dec. 17. Every month, the group features a wide selection of high quality, fresh, frozen and staple, pre-packaged food items. Each box of groceries will feed a family of four for about a week or a single person for about a month. There are no income requirements or program qualifications and it’s open to everyone. There are no limits to the quantity of boxes per individual for purchase. For menu and online purchasing, visit www.foodforallnations.com or call 719-591-1800. Food will be delivered to Church For All Nations, 6500 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton.
LEAP assistance available
Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which provides financial assistance with home heating bills, has begun accepting applications and will continue through April 30, 2014. Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed or delivered to the appropriate county office. Potential program applicants may obtain an application through the following: Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an application mailed. Visit any county department of social/human services across the state. To locate your county’s office, visit the program’s website at www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap. Download and print an application from www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap.
Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market
Foothills Art Center will host its 39th annual Holiday Art Market through Dec. 29 at the center, 809 15th St., Golden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; closed on Mondays. Admission is free; donations are accepted. The market offers more than 100 Colorado artists in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, paintings, woodworking, photography, holiday items and more. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Celtic Harpist Star Edwards to perform
Celtic Harpist Star Edwards will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Sophie’s Place at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St, Littleton. Edwards directs The Colorado Celtic Harp Orchestra. For more information on Edwards, visit www.starharp.com/music.html. For more information on the program, call 303-795-3961.
'Annie' on stage
Town Hall Arts Center’s production of “Annie” runs through Dec. 29 at 2450 W. Main St., Littleton. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (2 p.m. on Dec. 21) and at 2 p.m. Sundays (6:30 p.m. on Dec. 15). For more information, visit www.TownHallArtsCenter.com.
'It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' on stage
Miners Alley Playhouse presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” through Dec. 22. The classic story is brought to life as a1940s radio broadcast. The show will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; at 2 p.m. Sundays, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 12 and 19. Miners Alley Playhouse is at 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. For more information, visit minersalley.com.
Foot X Foot Exhibition
The Foot X Foot Exhibition will be on display through Dec. 27 in the Community Gallery next to the main gallery at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden. This inaugural exhibition, presented in collaboration with Jeffco Schools, will feature the creativity and talent of Jefferson County K-12 art students. Each work will be in a 12" x 12" x 12" format and will be accompanied by a "big idea" and one-sentence statement by the student. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org.
Original Dickens Carolers to perform
The Original Dickens Carolers will perform at Aspen Grove from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22. There will be free carriage rides with pick up and drop off in front of the GAP.
Food for Fines
Bemis Public Library, in cooperation with Inter-Faith Community Services, will be sponsoring the annual Food for Fines program Tuesday, Dec. 24. Bring in a non-perishable food item and have a late book fine removed from your Bemis library record. This offer does not apply to lost books. Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura Street, Littleton
Monthly food bank
Feeding America and the Food Bank of the Rockies will offered a series of food banks on the third Saturday of the month through the winter at the parking lot at Light of the World Roman Catholic Church, 10316 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Food give-aways are held from 9 a.m. until food is gone (around 10:30 a.m.). There are no restrictions on this food give-away. Some may qualify for extra food if he or she has a current Jefferson County ID and qualify for the federal TEFAP program. Bring your ID. Upcoming dates are Saturday Dec. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 18.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide seeks volunteers
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers to help Colorado taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. To volunteer, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call the toll-free number at 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for application is Dec. 15.
The Tesoro Cultural Center, in partnership with the Fraternas will present Las Posadas, a traditional Mexican and Southwestern event, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. Las Posadas (Dec. 16-24) is a celebration that commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter on the night of baby Jesus’ birth. The pageant is concluded with the customary breaking of the piñata to share candy, songs and prayers both in Spanish and English, and seasonal carols led by Dr. Lorenzo Trujillo and the Southwest Musicians. Complimentary biscochitos and hot beverages will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. For information, visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.
Foothills Park & Recreation District will host its Fitness Frenzy Jan. 6-17. Sample a number of free fitness classes to determine which offerings best suit your needs. Date, times and locations vary and are available at www.ifoothills.org/events. For more information, call 303-409-2612.
Auditions for the Night of the Stars Youth Talent Showcase
Foothills Park & Recreation District will host auditions for the Night of the Stars Youth Talent Showcase from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton. Performers must come in full costume and perform the full routine for the show. Audition times will be pre-assigned based on registration date. Participants will receive a phone call from Foothills staff to assign a time. Cost is $5. The showcase will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton. For more information, call 303-409-2612 or visit www.ifoothills.org/events.
Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball
Foothills Park & Recreation District will host a Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., Littleton. The event will offer dancing and refreshments. Formal attire welcome but not required. Geared for girls ages 4-14. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per couple, $10 per additional family member. For more information, call 303-409-2612 or visit www.ifoothills.org/events.
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 email@example.com or call 303-763-7334 or Pam Toyen at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Middle school sports program
Foothills Park & Recreation District hosts an after-school sports program at Deer Creek, Falcon Bluffs, Ken Caryl and Summit Ridge middle schools. Goals include skill development, equal participation of team members in practice and league play, fair play and sportsmanship. For more information, call 303-409-2613 or visit www.ifoothills.org/prog_sports_mssp.asp.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden seen through photography
A 360-degree panoramic view of Golden will be part of a photography exhibit on display at the Golden History Center, 923 10th St. The Golden History Center is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday Admission is $3, and kids 5 and younger are free. Golden History Museums members are free. For more information, call 303-278-3557, or visit www.GoldenHistory.org.
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 State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass for $175, 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://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.
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.
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.
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, 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.