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WEDNESDAY

Up A Creek

Investigate riparian creatures and features with a scenic walk along babbling Bear Creek starting at 6:30 p.m. May 27 at Lair o’ the Bear Park, 22600 Highway 74 in Idledale. Then the group will finish up with stories and s'mores around a campfire. For all ages.Meet the naturalist at the kiosk in the parking lot of Lair o' the Bear Park. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/UpACreek.

SATURDAY

Library summer reading program begins

The Jefferson County Public Library Bookmobile will host a REaD Carpet event in the parking lot of its Ken Caryl & Shaffer Bookmobile stop on Saturday, May 30, from noon to 4 p.m.  Adults and children may register for summer reading at the Bookmobile. Children ages 0-18 receive a free book and starter prize pack. Enjoy activities and a photo booth at the  Bookmobile.

Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club

Participate in a free journaling field trip in a Jeffco Open Space Park each month and make this activity a habit. The next field trip begins at 10 a.m. May 30 at Hildebrand Ranch Park, 9880 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. Along with journaling, enjoy a trailside potluck lunch. Bring a sketchbook, pencil and other art supplies. For more information or to register, visit

http://bit.ly/SketchingColoredPencil.

TUESDAY

Jobs fair for youths

The governor's Summer Job Hunt is a program designed to support youth ages 14 to 21 with employment opportunities and services this summer. In Jefferson County, young adults can participate in job fairs, hiring events, job safari tips and workshops. The program is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, June 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peak Community and Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward Street in Littleton. This event is an opportunity for youth to connect directly with local employers hiring for the summer.  Participating employers include restaurants, retails stores, Foothills Park and Recreation and Heritage Amusement Park. Youth can register for the fair online at surveymonkey.com/s/jobfairyouth.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

American Legion Post to meet

The June 3 general membership meeting of the American Legion George C. Evans Post No. 103 will be at the Buck Recreation Center, 2004 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, at 7 p.m. Officers will be elected and the three Arapahoe High School seniors who were awarded the 2015 Claire Davis scholarships by the Legion will attend.  

Tim Stiles to perform at the Littleton Museum

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

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 Jackie Hirt at 303-972-3384 for more details.

 

Gipsy Moon to perform at Clement Park

Gipsy Moon will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 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.

 

Native plant education classes

Jefferson County will offer three summer native plant education classes.

• Discovering Colorado Wildflowers will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Lair o’ the Bear Park. Register at npmdiscoverwildflowers.eventbrite.com.

• Webinar Native Lookalikes to Noxious Weeds will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9. Register at npmweedlookalikewebinar.eventbrite.com.

• Native Plant Master course at Lair o’ the Bear Park from 8:30 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. June 6, 8 and 10. Register at npmlaircourse.eventbrite.com.

 

First Friday art walk

The First Friday art walk will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 5 in downtown Littleton.

 

What’s the Matter at Conifer Library

Explore states of matter in the library laboratory at Conifer Library inside Conifer High School at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7. Turn solids into liquids, liquids into gas and experiment with a density tower. For grades 1 to 6. For more information, call 303-982-5310.

 

 ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Town Hall Arts Center

Town Hall Arts Center presents “Young Frankenstein” through Sunday, June 14. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. on May 30, Sundays at 2 p.m., plus a 6:30 p.m. show on June 7. Reserved seat tickets are on sale, priced from $23 to $42, at the Town Hall Arts Center box office or by calling 303-794-2787, ext. 5, or on-line at www.townhallartscenter.org/young-frankenstein/

 

Start Now! at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will offer an opportunity for anyone to begin enrolling in fall 2015 classes with the Start Now! event on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Littleton campus. Start Now! will provide prospective and currently-applied, but not enrolled, students with the opportunity to complete student orientation and testing while receiving assistance with advising, financial aid and registration during this one-day session. For more information or to apply for admission, contact the ACC Admissions and Records Office, admissions@arapahoe.edu or call 303-797-5621.

 

Exotic car show

The Colorado Concours d’Elegance & Exotic Car Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Arapahoe Community College. A sea of remarkable vehicles will fill the lawn. Gate admission is $10 with children under 12 free. Military, police and fire personnel with government-issued photo ID will be admitted free. Visit us at ColoradoConcours.org for more information.

 

Kol Nashim Concert

Congregation B'nai Chaim, a reform Jewish synagogue at 4716 S. Coors Lane in Morrison, welcomes Kol Nashim, the women's choir of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, on Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m. This performance, entitled "Woman to Woman," will benefit the Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women in Israel and will feature a documentary short by Ruth Keusch.   Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, visit www.bnaichaim.org or call 303-697-2668.

 

Columbine Knolls Rec Center concert

 “Something Underground” will perform at the Columbine Knolls Recreation Center’s first summer concert on Sunday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at 6191 W. Plymouth Drive, Littleton. Come early to get a good seat around the pool or bring your own chairs to set up on the pool deck or grass area.  No swimming is allowed during the concert, and leave all glass containers at home.

 

Music A La Mode concert

Ken-Caryl Ranch will host Music a la Mode from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Ranch House pool featuring The Jay and Neil Show. Their song list features rock and pop cover songs from Elvis to Coldplay. The evening will include face painting, balloon sculptures, a jump house, ice cream and swimming. Sponsored by SCFD. For more information, call the Ranch House at 303-979-4070 or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.

 

Ken-Caryl babysitting clinic

Ken-Caryl Ranch will offer a babysitting certification class for girls and boys 11 years and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 12, at the Ranch House. Call 303-979-4070 to register or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.

 

St. Frances Cabrini Singles Club annual dance

St. Frances Cabrini Singles Club will host its annual dance for singles 40 and older on Saturday, June 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. Casual attire. Admission is $15, which includes pizza, drinks, and snacks plus DJ music. The church is at 6673 W. Chatfield St. in Littleton. For more information, contact Ken at 303-471-1499.

 

Slash collection dates

• Morrison: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13-14 and Sept. 5-6 at Wagon Wheel Open Space, Wagon Wheel and Spring Gulch roads

• Golden: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25-26 at Old Open Space Shop, 584 Colorow Road

• Conifer: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at Beaver Ranch, 11369 Foxton Road

• Littleton: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at Jeffco Road and Bridge Shop, 9509 W. Ute Ave.

For more information, visit www.jeffco.us/slash/ or call Bret Roller, Rolling R Ranch Co., at 303-589-4698 or Mark Danner, Jefferson County, at 303-271-5008.

 

Spring and summer birds

Learn about nesting locations and strategies from 7 to 10 a.m. June 16 at Lair o’ the Bear Park, 22600 Highway 74, Idledale. Join a Lookout Mountain Nature Center naturalist to learn techniques for identifying, describing, and remembering each bird you see. You will also learn facts about different birds and have your many bird questions answered. Adults only. For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/SpringSummerBirdsLOB.

 

Chatfield poms to conduct girls dance camp

Chatfield Senior High School varsity and junior varsity poms are hosting a summer dance camp for kindergarten through sixth-grade girls called “Be Strong, Be Fierce, Be You” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 28-31. Early registration deadline is June 19, with registration due by July 7. Register online atezregister.com/events/13858/

 

Tennis lessons at Ken-Caryl Ranch

Ken-Caryl Ranch is offering summer adult tennis lessons and leagues and junior tennis lessons. For more information or to register, call 303-979-2233 or 303-979-4070 or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.

 

Dog obedience classes

Ken-Caryl Ranch is offering puppy preschool and basic dog obedience training classes in six-week sessions. For more information, call Laurel at 720-233-3461 or e-mail caninefrontier@gmail.com.

Hip hop dance classes

Ken-Caryl Ranch is offering hip hop classes on Mondays and Thursdays. Cost is $8 a class. Visit www.ken-carylranch.org or call 303-979-4070 for dates and registration.

 

Blood drives

Blood drives are scheduled at the following locations. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bonfils Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit bonfils.org.

• Littleton United Methodist Church from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the church, 5894 S. Datura St.

• Columbine Library from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave.

• Whole Foods Governor’s Ranch from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Bloodmobile outside the store, 5155 S. Wadsworth Blvd.

• Kiwanis of Columbine blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road.

 

Monthly car show at Burger King

The Burger King at Quincy and Wadsworth will host a family fun car show on Fridays, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 19. All are from 5 to 9 p.m., except the May show, which will be from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

Summerset Festival seeks exhibitors

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

 

Camp Comfort sessions

Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has announced dates for its two 2015 Camp Comfort sessions: June 26-28 and July 24-26. This bereavement camp in the Rocky Mountains is a way for children ages 6 to 12 to explore their feelings of grief and share memories of their loved ones. The total cost to attend Camp Comfort, including workshops, recreation, meals, snacks and overnight accommodations, is $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. For more information or to receive a brochure, visit the Camp Comfort website at www.CampComfort.org or call Mount Evans at 303-674-6400.

 

Faith on Wheels neighborhood car show

Faith Community Church will present its ninth annual Faith on Wheels neighborhood car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 in the church parking lot, 6228 S. Carr Court, Littleton. All antique, classic, special interest cars, motor cycles and tractors are welcome. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Living Waters Project where church members will travel to Honduras to drill wells to provide fresh water to remote villages. For more information, contact Joe Unrein Sr. at 303-918-3800 or e-mail bohicah@aol.com.

 

Ken-Caryl Ranch garden tour

Ken-Caryl Ranch will host a garden tour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 to help pay for mobile, raised garden beds for seniors and people with disabilities. Tickets are $18 and are available by mailing a check to the Ken-Caryl Community Garden, 1 Club Drive, Littleton, CO 80127. Experience a diverse group of gardens, learn gardening tips and see a demonstration on container gardening. For more information, call Krista at 303-810-5061.

 

Senior lunch, blood pressure checks

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

 

Deer Creek Church MOPS

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

 

Latte Love coffee shop

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

 

Bible study for seniors

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

 

South Jeffco Rotary to meet

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

 

B’nai Chaim’s Sunday school

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

 

MOPS at The Rock Church

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

 

4-H Dog Project recruiting

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

 

Caregiver support walk

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

 

Computer classes

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

 

Ask-an-Attorney clinics

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

 

Jeffco Schools open enrollment

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

 

Therapeutic support group to meet

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

 

Creative Writers Club to meet

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

 

Genealogy assistance available

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

 

Columbine Communicators Toastmasters meets

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

 

Family-planning clinic offering walk-in hours

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

 

Jeffco Public Health offers video clinics

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

 

Write ON! meets monthly

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

 

Help with transportation resources

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

 

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour

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

 

Foothills Animal Shelter hosts low-cost clinics

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

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets monthly in Evergreen

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

 

Hiwan seeks volunteers

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

 

Mobile food pantry

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

 

Quilt makers seek members

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

 

Colorado State Parks’ lifetime pass for seniors available

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

 

Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse

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

 

La Leche League Columbine Group Meeting

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

 

SW Jeffco Camera Club

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

 

Mental health support group

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

 

Help for overweight children

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

 

Puppy preschool and basic dog obedience training

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

 

Jeffco Library expands high-tech offerings

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

 

Weight-loss classes for Christian women

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

 

Middle School Leadership Corps

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

 

Collegiate Academy of Colorado offers fencing

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

 

Cat food drive

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

 

Quiltmaking for the needy

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

 

Library blog for teens

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

 

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.