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WEDNESDAY

Himalayan Climbing Expedition presentation, buffet

Mount Vernon Country Club will host a Himalayan Climbing Expedition presentation and buffet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle, Golden. Alpinist George Lowe will lead the presentation and show photos from his ascents in Alaska, Tetons/Yosemite and the Himalayas. Cost is $26.95 for adults for the presentation and buffet, and $10 for the presentation only. For more information, call 303-526-0616 or visit www.mountvernoncc.com.

Jeffco Open Space to host Trails Talk forum

Jeffco Open Space is providing a new format for dialog on experiences in the parks and on the trails. Trails Talk will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the ballrooms at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge. Trails Talk will highlight the philosophy behind trail building, the debut of a new trail condition ratings system and how the public can get involved in future working groups.

FRIDAY

Night Light Egg Hunt

South Suburban Park and Recreation District will host a Night Light Egg Hunt from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Colorado Journey Mini Golf at Cornerstone Park, 5150 S. Windermere St., Littleton. The first hunt begins at 7 p.m. for children ages 4 and younger; 7:30 p.m. for ages 5-8 years; and 8 p.m. for ages 9-12. Both 18-hole courses will be utilized, and the event will take place, weather permitting. Fee is $3 cash per child. There will be candy and prizes. Participants should bring their own baskets to collect eggs. No registration is necessary. For more information, visit www.sspr.org or call 303-347-5999.

SATURDAY

Bunny Express Train

Bunny Express Train — Rides & Candy will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. For more information, call the museum at 303-279-4591, 800-365-6263 or visit ColoradoRailroadMuseum.org.

TUESDAY

Tornado program

South Suburban Park and Recreation will host a tornadoprogram from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at South Platte Park’s Solar Classroom, 3000 W. Carson Drive, Littleton. The guest speaker will be Kevin Manross, a developer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Pre-registration is required as size is limited. The fee is $6 for South Suburban residents and $12 for non-residents. Family rates also available, and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.sspr.org/natureor call South Platte Park at 303-730-1022, ext. 12.

Earth Day lunch

The West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation will host an Earth Day lunch on April 22. The presentation will focus on the evolution of wildfire fighting practices along the Front Range. Lunch begins at noon and the lecture will begin at 1 p.m. at the Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St. Tickets are $25 per person, and include lunch with an option of $18 for lecture only. All proceeds will support the construction of the Lakewood-Mountair Fire Station No. 1, a historical exhibit at the Lakewood Heritage Center. Reservations can be made by e-mailing mountairstation1@gmail.com or by visiting www.wmfrf.org/events. For more information, visit the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation website at WMFRF.org/events. For additional questions, contact Hali Nurnberg at 303-226-5478 or e-mail mountairstation1@gmail.com.

UPCOMING AND ONGOING

ACC to host fine art student juried exhibition


The Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College will present a fine-art student juried exhibition through April 16. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public. For more information, contact Trish Sangelo at trish.sangelo@arapahoe.eduor 303-797-5649. Visit www.arapahoe.edu.

Foothills’ batting cages open

Foothills Park & Recreation District’s batting cages at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, and Schaefer Athletic Complex, 9750 W. Hampden Ave., Denver, have opened, weather permitting. Pitching machines range from slow-pitch to fast-pitch for softball and baseball with speeds of 45 to 80 mph. Spring hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information or fees, contact 303-409-2444 or visit www.ifoothills.org.

 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program

AARP Foundation will provide free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Now in its 45th year, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service is giving special attention to those 60 and older. Membership is not required, and all ages may use this free service. For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

 

Community blood drives

For more information or to schedule an appointment for any of these blood drives, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.

• A community blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 23 inside the Bloodmobile at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton.

• The South Metro Denver Realtor Association will host a community blood drive from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. April 30 inside the Activity Center at 7899 S. Lincoln Court, Littleton.

 

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.

 

Community Education courses

Arapahoe Community College is registering for its spring 2014 Community Education courses. ACC offers fun, non-credit and creative courses at its Littleton and Parker campuses, the ACC Art and Design Center, Hudson Gardens and Event Center, and Highlands Ranch High School. For a list of courses, visit www.arapahoe.edu/communityEDor call 303-797-5722.

 

Columbine after-prom open house

Columbine High School will host an after-prom open house from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the school, 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton. The public is welcome to see the decorations and enjoy complimentary refreshments. If anyone is interested in donating prizes for the students, contact the school office at 303-982-4400.

 

Great Cloth Diaper Change

Kanga Care Natural Parenting Expo: The Great Cloth Diaper Change will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at Ridge Recreation Center, 6613 S. Ward St., Littleton. For more information contact Breanna Chavez at breanna@kanga-care.comor call 303-279-3194.

 

Free dentistry event

Dr. Richard L. Harvey will host the third annual free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart, which supports Littleton residents by providing free dental services to people on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be Saturday, April 26, at 12999 W. Bowles Drive, Littleton. Event registration will begin at 7 a.m., and patients will be seen through 5 p.m. Patients are asked to arrive early. For more information, visit www.SummitFamilyDentistry.com or call 303-989-9010.

 

Purge Your Spurge

Jefferson County Weed & Pest will host its Purge Your Spurge event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Human Services building parking lot at 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Residents can bring bagged spurge to be disposed of properly. Myrtle spurge that is not bagged or included with other yard waste cannot be accepted. The first 50 participants to bring their bags of myrtle spurge will receive a native plant for their yard. In addition, staff and experts will be available to answer questions about noxious weeds. For more information, contact Alicia Doran at 303-271-5989, e-mail adoran@jeffco.us or visit www.jeffco.us/weed. Jefferson County Weed & Pest is partnering with Wildland Restoration Volunteers to raise awareness and ensure eradication of Myrtle spurge. For more information about WRV, visit their website at www.wlrv.org.

 

Candidate Parker to host Town Hall meeting

Mary Parker, candidate for state representative for House District 22, will host a Town Hall meeting Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Jefferson County Sheriff"s south office conference room, 11139 Bradford Road, No. 700, just east of the post office on Shaffer Parkway. Parker will present an overview of legislation being addressed by the Colorado General Assembly as well as the upcoming West Metro Fire District election. She will host a Town Hall meeting in conjunction with state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson at Columbine Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 720-202-0169 or visit www.maryforstaterep.com.

 

Good News Breakfast

The 24th Annual Good News Breakfast, which honors those who make positive contributions to the community, will be from 6:59 to 8:29 a.m. April 29 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. A special award will be given to Dr. Cindy Stevenson, Jeffco Schools superintendent from 2002 to 2014. Tickets are $13 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/24th-annual-good-news-breakfast-tickets-9694463401?ref=ebtn or at the door the day of the event.

 

LEAP assistance available

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), which provides financial assistance with home heating bills, has begun accepting applications and will continue through April 30. Completed LEAP applications can be faxed, mailed or delivered to the appropriate county office. Potential program applicants may obtain an application through the following: Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an application mailed. Visit any county department of social/human services across the state. To locate your county’s office, visit the program’s website at www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap. Download and print an application from www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap.

 

Computer, electronics recycling event

WaterStone's Creation Care Ministry is partnering with R2 Stewardship to host the second annual computer and electronics recycling event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the west parking lot at Waterstone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire Street, Littleton. Most equipment is free to recycle; however, there is a cost for monitors and TVs. Only the first 10 monitors or TVs will be accepted. For information, contact Tina Gurdikian at tgurdikian@hotmail.com.

 

Hogback Hustle

Bradford Schools’ Hogback Hustle run will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at Bradford Intermediate School, 2 Woodruff Drive, Littleton. The event will feature a morning running or walk along the scenic 1-mile or 5K course. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. with a 1-mile family fun run kicking off at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit projects funded by the Bradford Schools PTA. For information and to register, visit www.hogbackhustle.com.

 

MANifestations on display at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

MANifestations, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum’s 12th biennial exhibition of quilts made by men, is on display through April 29. The museum is at 1213 Washington Ave., Golden. For more information, call 303-277-0377 or visit www.rmqm.org.

 

Butterfly counters needed

Jeffco Open Space is partnering with the Butterfly Pavilion to monitor and track butterfly populations. The monitoring program is hosted by the Butterfly Pavilion’s Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network and will take place in several Jeffco Open Space Parks. Volunteers will observe and record butterflies along a set census route at least six times between May 15 and Sept. 30. Each monitoring shift may take anywhere from a half-hour to two hours and requires a commitment of at least one field season. Volunteers will be required to attend a full day of training on April 27 or May 7 at the Butterfly Pavilion. For more information, contact Lisa Kluesner at lkluesne@jeffco.us or Sean Kluesner at skluesne@jeffco.us at Jeffco Open Space. Contact Sarah Garrett sgarrett@butterflies.org or Amy Yarger at ayarger@butterflies.orgat Butterfly Pavilion.

 

Falcon Club golf tournament

The Front Range Christian Falcon Club is hosting its annual golf tournament at 9 a.m. Monday, April 28, at the Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton. All proceeds will go toward the financial support of FRCS athletic and performing-arts equipment and activities. The cost is $125 per player, $500 per team (4-player scramble) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, driving range, along with various events and prizes. For more information or registration, visit www.frcs.org/golf.

 

Columbine Hills Elementary Tech Trek

Columbine Hills Elementary will host its Tech Trek at 8:20 a.m. May 1 on the school field, 6005 W. Canyon Ave., Littleton. Students are asked to gather donations of cash and checks made to CHE to update our current computers and to purchase additional units. Donations are tax-deductible.

 

17th annual Air Life Memorial Run/Walk

The 17th annual Air Life Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration benefiting Friends of Air Life will be held at 8 a.m. (registration opens at 7 a.m.) Saturday, May 10, at the Hudson Gardens and Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The event includes a 5K/10K run, 5K walk and kids fun run, a “fire/EMS muster” and numerous activities for all ages. The run/walk seeks to raise funds for the memorial site of the 1997 Air Life helicopter crash, Colorado EMS education and charitable assistance for families of fallen EMS professionals. For more information and to register, visit www.airlifedenver.com.

 

Electronics recycling and paper shredding

The fourth annual electronics recycling and paper shredding community benefit will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Shea Center Drive offices off Lucent Boulevard a quarter mile south of C-470. Electronics recycling and shredding are free, though donations are encouraged for the Crisis Center, a local nonprofit that works to create a world free of violence. This community service project is sponsored by NOVA Home Loans’ Highlands Ranch office and North American Title Co.

 

Bowlling fund-raiser for Demi’s Animal Rescue

Demi’s Animal Rescue is hosting a bowling fund-raiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Fun City Family Entertainment, 9670 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton. The cost of a lane for the two hours is $100 and includes unlimited bowling, shoes, a large pizza and a pitcher of soda for up to six people. The deadline to sign up is Monday, May 12. Payments can be made online at www.demisanimalrescue.com/donate, or interested parties can contact Demi directly for other payment options at www.demisanimalrescue.com/contact. Once signed up, participants need to e-mail Demi a list of all those on the lane. There will also be a silent auction during the event. Businesses interested in donating items for the auction can contact Demi and demi@demisanimalrescue.com.

 

14th annual Indian Market & Powwow

The Tesoro Cultural Center will host the 14th annual Indian Market & Powwowon Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of The Fort restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and features native Southwestern art, cuisine, dance, music and hands-on educational activities for kids. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students with a valid ID. Seniors, Tesoro membersand children under 12 are admitted free. 
For more information about the Tesoro Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit www.tesoroculturalcenter.org.

 

Hiwan Homestead Museum offers Pioneerpalooza

Discovery Days, the annual event at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, has a new theme this year: Pioneerpalooza. Children will explore the pioneer history of Colorado through activities, crafts, tours and games. The program runs from 9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 13 and is open to children ages 6-13 years old. Campers will get a free supervised lunch each day. The cost is $100 for the week, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. To register or for more information, visit www.jchscolorado.org or contact Andy Spencer, education coordinator, at 720-497-7654 or e-mail aspencer@jeffco.us.

 

Life at Medlen School

Children can learn about life for mountain children in 1920s Colorado at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Medlen School, a one-room schoolhouse on South Turkey Creek Road. Students will read from McGuffey readers, write with pen and ink, take part in a spelling bee, perform a part in a play, make hand-churned ice cream, make lemonade  with real lemons, and participate in other authentic activities. There are three three-day sessions: June 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30. Registration forms are available at the Hiwan Homestead Museum, Evergreen Library and at the mountain schools. Forms can also be downloaded from the JCHS website, www.jchscolorado.com.  For more information, call Jo Ann Dunn, program coordinator, at 303-674-1695.

 

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.

 

Monthly food bank

Feeding America and the Food Bank of the Rockies will offered a series of food banks on the third Saturday of the month through the winter in the parking lot at Light of the World Roman Catholic Church, 10316 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Food give-aways are held from 9 a.m. until the food is gone (around 10:30 a.m.). There are no restrictions on this food give-away. Some may qualify for extra food if he or she shows a current Jefferson County ID and qualify for the federal TEFAP program. Upcoming dates are Saturdays, April 19, May 17 and June 21.

 

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.

 

 ‘The Reverend and the Reservation’ on display

Hiwan Homestead Museum will host a new exhibit titled “The Reverend and the Reservation: American Indian Handicrafts from the Mounsey Family Collection.” The show will feature works from the Crow Creek Reservation in South Dakota, which were maintained by Erneset Blezard Mounsey and his wife Marie. The exhibit will be on display through June. Hiwan Homestead Museum is at 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. For more information, call 720-497-7650.

 

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.

 

Jefferson Symphony to perform Celebration of Spring

The Jefferson Symphony will perform its Celebration of Spring at 3 p.m. May 4, at 3 p.m. at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The performance will feature Vivaldi's “Spring from the Four Seasons,” Piazolla's “Spring from the Four Seasons” and Stravinsky's “Le Sacre du printemps” (The Rite of Spring). For more information, visit www.jeffsymphony.org, e-mail office@jeffsymphony.org, or call 303-278-4237.

 

Ghost Towns of the Rockies

Ghost Towns of the Rockies will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Timbervale Barn adjacent to Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen. The event will feature Preethi Burkholder, author of the guidebook “Ghost Towns of the Rockies.” Tickets are $10 per person; advance registration is required. To register or for information, call 720-497-7650 for registration or information. Checks should be made out to the Jefferson County Historical Society and mailed to the museum.

 

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.

 

Middle school sports program

Foothills Park & Recreation District hosts an after-school sports program at Deer Creek, Falcon Bluffs, Ken Caryl and Summit Ridge middle schools. Goals include skill development, equal participation of team members in practice and league play, fair play and sportsmanship. For more information, call 303-409-2613 or visit www.ifoothills.org/prog_sports_mssp.asp.

 

Little Fledglings Preschool Nature Hour

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

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