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WEDNESDAY

American Legion Post 103 to meet

The February meeting of the George C Evans American Legion Post 103 will be Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at Buck Recreation  Center, 2009 W. Powers  Ave., Littleton. A ceremony honoring naval chaplains and a discussion about the oratorical contest on March 12 are on the agenda.

THURSDAY

Relay for Life kick-off party

American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Metro Denver will host a kick-off party on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jose O’Shea’s Restaurant, 385 Union Blvd. in Lakewood.  The public and interested individuals and teams are encouraged to attend. Representatives from Relay For Life will be available with information on the 2016 Relay For Life event, team formation, team captain requirements, fund-raising ideas, sponsorships, and survivor honors and information. 

FRIDAY

Falconaires Big Band to perform

The United States Air Force Falconaires Big Band will perform a free concert at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 Datura St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. This event is sponsored by the patrons of the LUMC Fine Arts Series. For more information, visit www.littletonumc.org or call 303-794-6379.

Income tax help

Arapahoe Community College will once again serve as a location for the Tax Help Colorado program in 2016. Colorado families whose annual household income was less than $53,000 in 2015, can have their tax returns prepared and e-filed by IRS-certified officials. Tax help is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5, Feb. 19 and March 4 in Room A1540 of the Annex Building. No appointment necessary. For information on what to bring, visit http://bit.ly/1Q6jhLz. For more information about the Tax Help Colorado program, please visit the Tax Help Colorado website or call 2-1-1.

SATURDAY

Grant Ranch polar dip

The 2016 Grant Ranch Polar Dip is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m.  Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated toward the recovery of Denver police officer Tony Lopez Jr., who was recently injured in the line of duty. Come out alone or get some friends together and participate as a team. There is no registration. Simply show up and have fun. There will be hot drinks and prizes. A minimum donation of $5 is requested.

Celebrate the Chinese new year

Celebrate the 2016 Chinese & Vietnamese New Year at The Shoppes at Columbine Valley starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. The center is at Platte Canyon Drive and Bowles Avenue.

February Birds

Observe birds with a naturalist during a three-hour hike at Lair o’ the Bear Park beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 6. You will also learn facts about different birds and have your many bird questions answered. For adults only. Bring binoculars, a bird guide if you have one, snacks and water. Meet the naturalist at the east end of the main trailhead/parking lot of Lair o' the Bear Park. Register online at http://bit.ly/FebruaryBirds. For more information, call the Lookout Mountain Nature Center at 720-497-7600.

SUNDAY

Blood drive

A community blood drive will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, inside the Bloodmobile at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 S. Broadway,  Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Maryanne Eagelston at 720-891-2248 or visit bonfils.org.

TUESDAY

Sisters of Courage:  Homesteading the Rockies

Historian Dave Lively shares the Harbison sisters’ extraordinary lives homesteading near Grand Lake at Bemis Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Lively will follow the Harbison family through the turmoil of the last half of the 19th century into the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park. The library is at 6014 S. Datura St. in Littleton. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.

Jeffco LWV updating position on county boards, commissions

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is updating and revising its 1987 position on the six elected and 19 appointed county boards and commissions and will add special districts and committees to that list. This topic will be discussed at the LWV Jeffco’s six unit meetings Feb. 9-11. The Chatfield Unit will meet at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton. Call Christina at 303-470-1809 for more information.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

Affordable veterinarian clinics

Foothills Animal Shelter offers affordable vaccine, license and microchip clinics to help pet owners keep their pets healthy from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the shelter, 580 McIntyre St., Golden. For more information, visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org.

RRCC helping with tax preparation

Red Rocks Community College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide free tax preparation assistance through the Tax Help Colorado program. IRS-certified RRCC accounting students and faculty will prepare and e-file tax returns free of charge for individuals with household incomes of less than about $53,000 a year. This service will be offered at RRCC on Saturdays and Wednesdays from through March 9. Hours are Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Fire Science Building on the west end of campus, room 3750. Parking is available in the south lot. For more information, visit http://www.piton.org/tax-help-colorado.

 

Foothills Senior Golf League

New member applications, individual or couples, are now being accepted for the Foothills Senior Golf League. There is a Par 3 league that plays Mondays and an Executive 9 hole league that plays Wednesdays at the Foothills Golf Course. Registration is $41 for the Par 3 league and $46 for the Executive league. For more information or an application, visit www.fhsgl.org, call Ken Wehr at 303-378-2859, or e-mail Ken at ken@wehrhomes.com

 

Homestead women’s 18-hole golf league

The Homestead women’s 18-hole golf league is accepting applications to join for the 2016 golf season. Play days are Thursday mornings in April through October. Applications may be picked up at The Homestead at Fox Hollow golf course or can also be downloaded from the club website at hwga18.ghinclub.com. For more information, contact JoAnn Barbour at 303-972-6763.

 

Using genealogy websites

The Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society will host a meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, on new and old ways to search and use FamilySearch.org with Carole Jacobs from the Littleton Family History Center. FamilySearch.org is the world’s largest free genealogy website. The meeting will be at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. For meeting details, e-mail Joyce B. Lohse, CGHS president, at Joyce4Books@gmail.com.

 

Free family law clinic

Two Arapahoe county-based groups will host a free family law clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Arapahoe Community College Littleton campus. The ACC Paralegal Club and the 18th Judicial District Access to Justice are sponsoring the event, where volunteer attorneys will answer questions about family law. Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert County residents who are without an attorney are welcome to attend. The meeting will be in the Summit Room, M1900, at the ACC campus. For more details, contact ACC paralegal program coordinator Jodi Terwilliger-Stacey at jodi.terwilliger-stacey@arapahoe.edu or at 303-737-5878.

 

Preschool Nature Nuts: Flakes, Flurries and Falling

Preschool Nature Nuts: Flakes, Flurries and Falling for children 3 to 5 will be from 10:15 to 11 a.m. or from 11:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, Thursday, Feb. 11, or Saturday, Feb. 13. There is more to snow than one would think. Join the Lookout Mountain Nature Center for a "snow day" at 910 Colorow Road, Genesee. For more information, e-mail lmnc@jeffco.us or call 720-497-7600.

 

Star parties at ACC

Arapahoe Community College is hosting three astronomy star parties this  

spring. Explore the night sky with faculty member Jennifer Jones on Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8 at the Littleton campus. Star parties, which are free and open to the public, run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact jennifer.jones@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5839.

 

Backyard bird count and bird seed sale

The Audubon Society of Greater Denver will host the backyard bird count and bird seed sale on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton. Purchase bird seed online at http://www.denveraudubon.org/getinvolved/birdseed-sale/ from the Audubon Society through Feb. 5 and pick it up at the event.

 

Share Your Love food drive

The eighth annual Share Your Love, Share Your Food drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 13, at Columbine High School, 6201 S. Pierce St., and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 14, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. The food will be distributed to the St. Frances Cabrini Cupboard, Inter-Faith Food Bank and six smaller food pantries in the area. The pantries need peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, canned chili/ravioli/beef stew, tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, pasta, refried beans, rice, canned chicken and tuna, personal care items and diapers. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shareyourloveshareyourfood.

 

The Lost Tribe concert

Congregation B’nai Chaim will host The Lost Tribe in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the synagogue, 4716 S. Coors Lane, Morrison. Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play klezmer fusion music rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves. Visit www.bnaichaim.org for more information or call 303-697-2668.

 

DNA for genealogy

The Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society will host the first of a three-part series on DNA for genealogy from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, with professional genealogist Deena Coutant. She will discuss the three main types of DNA tests that are useful for genetic genealogy, how each test works and how they should be used. Session 2 will be March 15 and session 3 on April 19.  There are no fees to attend and no advance registration is required. The meeting will be at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. For meeting details, e-mail Joyce B. Lohse, CGHS president, at Joyce4Books@gmail.com.

 

Yellowstone or Bust 

The Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society will host a meeting called Yellowstone or Bust with Dora Lodwick, university professor, author and family historian, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Lodwick will discuss the covered-wagon trip her great-grandparents took from Cañon City to Yellowstone. The meeting will be at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. For meeting details, e-mail Joyce B. Lohse, CGHS president, at Joyce4Books@gmail.com.

 

Blood drives

• A community blood drive will be from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Christine Trickey at 303-730-3835 or visit bonfils.org.

• A Kiwanis of Columbine blood drive will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Bill Pfeifer at 303-683-3399 or visit bonfils.org.

 

Teen gaming

Bemis Public Library in Littleton is hosting teen gaming from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. This month it will be Feb. 18. The library will have an Xbox 1 set up on a large screen, and other gaming stations will be set up in the teen area. Guitar Hero Live will be available with two guitars, as well as Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5 and more. No reservations are necessary. For more information, contact Mark Decker at mdecker@littletongov.org or at 303-795-3961.

 

Musician Henry Butler to perform at ACC

Arapahoe Community College will welcome acclaimed musician Henry Butler to campus on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Waring Theatre. The evening will begin with a meet-the-artist session at 6:30 p.m., followed by Butler's performance at 7:30 p.m. A collection of Butler's photos also will be on display in the Waring Theatre on Feb. 18. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the ACC Student Emergency Fund and the Colorado Center for the Blind. For more information, contact ACC Student Life Coordinator Stephanie Beecher at stephanie.beecher@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5665.

 

Learn how property taxes are computed

If you have ever been confused by formulas and figures on your property tax bill, listen to Jefferson County Assessor Ron Sandstrom from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in the small hearing room at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is sponsoring the meeting. Reservations are not required.. This is an opportunity to meet the county assessor and ask questions to learn more about this process.

 

Program on the private lives of bugs

Visit the Audubon Nature Center for an adult program on the wild, wondrous, and often wacky world of “bug sex” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield, 11280 S. Waterton Road, Littleton. Join entomologist Mike Weissmann as he presents this sneak peek into the sexual practices of insects and their relatives. Encounters with live insects guaranteed. Wine and snacks will also be provided.  The program is intended for mature audiences; parental discretion is advised. Cost is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. For more information, visit www.denveraudubon.org or call 303-973-9530.

 

ACC to host college transfer fair

Arapahoe Community College will host its spring 2016 college transfer fair on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Summit Room.

Meet with transfer/admissions advisers from local and national four-year  

schools to gather information about transfer options. For more information, contact the Career and Transfer Center at careers@arapahoe.edu or 303-797-5805.

 

Jeffco Open Space hosts volunteer recruitment fairs

Explore volunteer positions available at Jeffco Open Space outdoors or indoors, at one of two volunteer recruitment fairs. The fairs are on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space main office, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden. Applications for most positions are accepted from February through mid-March. Applications for 2016 will be available at the fairs or at jeffco.us/open-space/volunteer/job-descriptions/.

 

Mount Carbon Elementary offers scholarship

The Mount Carbon Elementary School PTA is now accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a former Mount Carbon student preparing to further his or her education after high school graduation. Applications are available at the school office. The deadline is Friday, March 16. For more information, call the school secretary at -303-982-7900.

 

Molly-Dharma Run to benefit EAPL

The 10th annual Molly-Dharma Run to benefit the Evergreen Animal Protective League will be Sunday, June 12. Riders will begin at 9 a.m. at The Platte, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, ride to Evergreen to meet EAPL rescue animals, and end at T-Bird Roadhouse in Wheat Ridge. Cost is $20 for a single rider. For more information, visit www.Molly-DharmaRun.org.

ACC offers SilverSneakers Fitness and Silver&Fit

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

 

Register for community education courses at ACC

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

 

Columbine Ladies Club looking for members 

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

 

Senior lunch, blood pressure checks

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

 

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.