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THURSDAY AND SUNDAY

Blood drives

The following blood drives will be in the Littleton area. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 6673 W. Chatfield, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Call Dave Kathman at 303-979-8876 to make an appointment.

• Whole Food Southglenn, 6853 S. York St., Suite 119, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6.

 

Littleton Police Department Citizen Academy

The Littleton Police Department has vacancies in its fall Citizen Academy, which begins Thursday, Sept. 3. The academy will run for 11 weeks and is designed to give community members a peek into the department’s inner workings. Participants will have hands-on instruction in topics such as SWAT, evidence collection, crime-scene investigation, gangs, and driving a police car, and will be able to volunteer for the department after they graduate. Classes include dinner and start at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Sgt. Steve Skundberg at 303-795-3846.

 

SATURDAY

Elvis and Superstars Show at Bemis Public Library

Bemis Public Library is hosting Dave Ehlert, who will perform the Elvis and Superstars Show from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the library, 6014 S. Datura St. Hear popular songs performed by Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Rod Stewart and more. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

PAWS for Reading

The Columbine Library will host Paws for Reading, where children can read with a four-legged friend from the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program, at 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 5 and 12. The program aims to create a relaxed, comfortable and safe place for kids to share books. Registration is required, and children participating should be able to read on their own. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

SUNDAY

Pig roast at Heritage United Methodist Church

Heritage United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton, will host a pig roast barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, following an outdoor worship service at 9:45 a.m. For more information, e-mail info@heritageumc.church or call 303-979-8374.

TUESDAY

League of Women Voters begins 95th year

The 2015-16 Jeffco League of Women Voters’ 95th calendar year begins with six unit meetings Sept. 8-10. The league meets in the Chatfield area at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd.  Call Christina at 303-470-1809 for information. For additional meeting times, including an evening meeting, and locations or for membership information, call 303-238-0032 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.

 

An enchanted evening at Family Fun Night

Families are invited to the Columbine Library’s Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Dragons, princesses and wizards are part of the enchanted evening theme, and families are welcome to come in costume. Join the library for stories, games and activities. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

LEGO Club

Toddlers to eighth-graders are welcome at the Columbine Library’s LEGO Club meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Kids will construct unique creations with LEGOs, either using the day’s theme or building something of their own design. LEGOs will be provided. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Star parties at ACC

The Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Program will host star parties on Friday, Sept. 11, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the west lawn of the Littleton campus between the main building and Lot G. Star parties are in an open-house format. ACC will provide a telescope. No reservations required. Join ACC astronomy professor Jennifer Jones for your chance to observe the night sky and explore the vastness of the universe. For more information, contact jennifer.jones@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5839.

 

DAR Columbine chapter to meet

Columbine chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the South Metro Chamber of Commerce, Streets at South Glenn, 2154 E. Commons Ave, No. 342, Centennial. The chapter meets the second Saturday of the month September through May. Contact columbineregent@hediusa.com or 303-881-0810 for more information.

 

Children's clothing swap

Heritage United Methodist Church will host a children’s clothing swap from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the church, 7077 S. Simms St. Drop off gently used clothing from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. Sizes newborn through elementary school are welcome. For more information, call 303-979-8374 or visit www.HeritageUMC.church.

 

Littleton scavenger hunt

Historic Littleton, Inc., will host its annual Historic Downtown Littleton Scavenger Hunt starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Town Hall, 2450 W. Main St. Children and adults can participate in the hunt, which will send teams to participating businesses with historic photos on display. Compiled clue lists can be returned to the Town Hall any time before 3 p.m. The scavenger hunt will be followed by prize drawings and live music. Clue lists costs $3 each, cash only. For more details, visit hlinc.org.

 

Community car show

Heritage United Methodist Church will host the fourth annual community car show with classic cars and hot rods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the church, 7077 S. Simms St. Donations of canned food for local food banks and winter coats and boots for the homeless are welcome. For more information, contact the church office at 303-979-8374.

 

Family drag races

Enjoy drag races on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, sponsored by Heritage United Methodist Church. Admission is free for spectators or $30 per car. Racers register and pay on site. Donations of canned food for local food banks and winter coats and boots for the homeless are welcome. For more information, call Heritage United Methodist Church at 303-979-8374.

 

Rally Day at St. Philip Lutheran Church

St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., is having its annual Rally Day on Sunday Sept. 13, at 9:30 a.m. The day begins with a worship service outside and at 10:45 a.m. a Sunday school and adult education programs kick-off.  At 11:30 a.m. will be a potluck barbecue with a balloon artist and face painting. For more information, visit www.stphilip-co.org.  

 

Wee Bee Jammin’

Parents are invited to bring their 3- to 5-year-olds to Wee Bee Jammin’ at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Columbine Library for an afternoon of music, movement and fun. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

Tween STEAM Program

Columbine Library’s Tween STEAM club will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, for interactive experiments and activities. The group, which focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, is open to curious, fun-seeking kids ages 9 to 12. For more details, contact the library at 303-235-5275.

 

Meet Jeffco school board candidates

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is presenting the first of three meet-and-greet events featuring Jeffco Board of Education candidates from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St. Voters will have an opportunity to meet candidates and ask questions one-on-one. The league will present two additional sessions in other parts of the county: Sept. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at Arvada K-8, 5751 Balsam St., Arvada, and Sept. 29, 7 to 9 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Golden, 1500 Ford St., Golden.

 

World War I diary event

Bemis Public Library will host “Following My Grandfather’s World War I Diary” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. Author Jeff Lowdermilk will share his journey to trace the path of his grandfather, an infantryman from Denver, across Europe. Lowdermilk followed notes in his grandfather’s journal and photographed landscapes, towns, cemeteries and landscapes. Copies of Lowdermilk’s book “Honoring the Doughboys” will be available for purchase and signing. For more details, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

Summerset Festival

Summerset Festival will be Sept. 18-20 at Clement Park. The 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.

 

Fall wildflowers hike

Stroll with a Native Plant Master along easy trails identifying and naming local plants beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at South Valley Park, 90 South Valley Road, Littleton. Participants will be able to discover interesting uses of each plant by wildlife and documented historical uses by humans. For ages 10 years to adult. Meet the naturalist in the main parking lot of South Valley Park. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/FallWildflowersHike.

 

Blood drives

The following blood drives will be in the Littleton area in September. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• Kiwanis of Columbine from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road.

• Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.

 

How Dana Crawford changed Denver 

Author and journalist Mike McPhee will discuss and show photographs of the career of award-winning Denver developer and preservationist Dana Crawford on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Copies of McPhee’s biography, “Dana Crawford: 50 Years Saving the Soul of a City,” will be available for purchase and signing. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

 

Tenth annual giant pumpkin festival

Jared’s Nursery, Gift and Garden and local giant pumpkin growers are celebrating 10 years of giant pumpkins and other large veggies from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Stop by and see 1,000-pound pumpkins, games for kids and adults, live music from Colorado Southern, local food trucks and more. Bring food for a canned food drive. The nursery is at 10500 W. Bowles Ave. in Littleton. Call 303-979-6022 or visit www.jaredsgarden.com for a schedule and more details.

 

Car show to benefit Open Arms food bank

A free community car show will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Church for all Nations, 6500 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton. Antique, class, rod and custom cars are welcome, and there’s a $10 entry fee for vehicles. There will be face painting and games for children, coffee and lunch. Proceeds benefit the Open Arms food bank. For more information, contact Darla Olds or Bill Phillips at openarmsfoodbank@yahoo.com, or call 720-670-0663 or 720-255-6753.

 

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.

 

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.