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District, board seek budget input
Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input from parents, teachers, students and community members as the district shapes its 2014-15 spending plan.
A survey is posted at www.surveymonkey.com/s/FPYYXMC and offers an opportunity to voice opinions on financial matters and priorities. The school board will approve the district’s budget in June.
Along with the survey, school board members will be hosting community meetings to discuss the budget and other issues:
• 6 to 7 p.m. March 5 — Chatfield High School and Arvada West High School.
• 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 8 — Dakota Ridge High School and Lakewood High School.
The next Jeffco school board meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 6 at Golden High School, 701 24th St. For more information, visit www.jeffcopublicschools.org.
Alzheimer's Disease: Issues in Prevention and Detection
Arapahoe Community College’s Science Café will present Alzheimer's Disease: Issues in Prevention and Detection from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the Half Moon at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. The guest speaker will be biology professor Thomas Checkley. There will be a brief presentation and lively discussion. Light refreshments will be provided at this event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Celia Norman, biology faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-797-5851. Visit www.arapahoe.edu.
Big game seminar
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a series of big game seminars. Locally, a meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Cabelas, 10670 Cabela Drive, Lone Tree. The seminar is limited to 40 attendees. These free seminars are a way for hunters to better understand how big game licensing works in Colorado. To register, visit http://register-ed.com/programs/colorado/118-colorado-outreach. For more information, call 303-625 9920.
Littleton Police Citizen’s Academy
The Littleton Police Citizen’s Academy is looking for participants. The spring 2014 session starts March 6. The session runs 11 weeks and meets every Thursday night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The classes are different every week, and cover topics that range from gangs and drugs to traffic stops to crime scene investigation. The classes are taught by members of the police department, with different officers teaching each topic, so participants get to meet a several officers from the department. The application deadline is March 1. For information or to apply, call commander Trent Cooper at 303-795-3848, or visit www.littletongov.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=580.
Tax Help Colorado program available at ACC
Arapahoe Community College will facilitate Tax Help Colorado from noon to 3 p.m. Fridays through March 14 in Room A1540 (first floor of the Annex Building) at its Littleton Campus, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. IRS-certified ACC students will prepare and e-file tax returns. No appointment necessary. For a list of documents to bring, visit http://bit.ly/1aVEGnK. For more information about the Tax Help Colorado program, visit www.piton.org or call 2-1-1.
ACC to host Astronomy 'star parties'
The Arapahoe Community College Astronomy Program will host "star parties" to observe the night sky on March 7 and April 4 at the Littleton Campus (outside on the west Lawn; between the main building and lot G). All three star parties will be held in an open-house format from 8 to 10 p.m. Please dress appropriately for these outdoor events, and attendees are welcome to arrive at their convenience. ACC will provide a telescope at all three star parties, which are free and open to the public, no R.S.V.P. necessary. Free hot cocoa and cookies will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Jones at email@example.com or 303-797-5839.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Free children's clothing swap
Heritage United Methodist Church will host a children's clothing swap. Drop off outgrown clothes at the church, 7077 S. Simms St., Littleton, next door to Chatfield Senior High from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7. The bag or box that you bring on Friday containing the clothing you are donating will be marked with your name. Pick up “new” clothing from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8. Sizes from newborn through elementary school are welcome. No guarantee on sizes and/or quantities. All leftover clothing will be donated to a local charity. For more information, call 303-979-8374, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.umheritage.com.
Victorian Fashion Show
A Victorian Fashion Show will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Hiwan Homestead Museum, 4208 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen, or in the Timbervale Barn, 4132 S. Timbervale Drive, Evergreen.
Combination basic first-aid and basic CPR course
A combination basic first-aid and basic CPR course will be offered at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Dakota Ridge Church, 11455 W. Belleview Ave. , Littleton. Class size is limited to 30. Session A will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be filled first. If needed, Session B will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Cost is $30 for Dakota Ridge Church members and $45 for community members. To reserve a spot, contact Dakota Ridge Church or e-mail Deb Witt at email@example.com or call 303-973-8600.
Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act
Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. A representative of Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit, will discuss the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) as it relates to small businesses. Bring your questions.
Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass
Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura Street. A new and profoundly spiritual work, the Sunrise Mass by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo will be the centerpiece of an Evensong Service. The Chancel Choir of Littleton UMC will be joined by the University Singers from the University of Colorado Boulder and the fine professional musicians of Colorado Chamber Orchestra, with Dr. David Kates conducting. Admission is free. For more information, call 303-794-6379.
'Parallel Lives' on stage
“Parallel Lives” will be on stage through March 9 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 6 p.m. Sundays (2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9). The show is a non-stop comedy about how women and men respond to the circumstances of their lives. Cost is $23. For more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit minersalley.com.
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra to perform Prelude to Spring concert
The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra will perform its Prelude to Spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Genesis Presbyterian Church, 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton. The show will feature maestro Travis Jurgens as the guest conductor. The show will feature Haydn's “Symphony No. 103” ("Drumroll"). General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens (60 and older) and $7 for students. For tickets, call 303-670-6558.
Community blood drive
The Kiwanis Club of Columbine will host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in Beil Hall at Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or Community Blood Drive www.bonfils.org.
A Great Decisions talk will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Join for in-depth conversations about some of today’s most complicated and important foreign policy.
Family Fun Night: Staring Superhero You
Family Fun Night: Staring Superhero You will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Discover your super powers at this action-packed event. Registration is required one week in advance at jeffcolibrary.org/events.
Jeffco LWV to discuss agriculture position
The Jefferson County League of Women Voters will continue the discussion on the league's agriculture position. The group will host a unit meeting at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at St. Philip Lutheran Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton. Topics include the 2014 farm bill, economic health of the agricultural sector, research and development, animal management, antibiotic use in animals, pesticides and food safety. The public is welcome. For information, call 303-979-0906 or visit www.lwvjeffco.org.
Teen Time: Metal Works
Teen Time: Metal Works will be offered at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Put those metal-twisting superpowers to work.
UPCOMING AND ONGOING
Seasonal flu immunization clinics
Jefferson County Public Health provides seasonal flu shots for individuals 6 months and older at its Arvada and Lakewood locations by appointment only. JCPH accepts some insurance. Jefferson County Public Health cannot bill Medicare. For information, an appointment and to check vaccine availability, call 303-232-6301. Schedule this year’s vaccination through JCPH, your healthcare provider or find a flu shot clinic through Health and Human Services Flu Clinic Finder at http://www.flu.gov/stay-connected/vaccinelocator_2011.html. For more information, visit www.flu.gov.
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.
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.
Interior Design and Architectural student exhibition
Arapahoe Community College will host its Interior Design and Architectural student exhibition through March 12 at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts on the first floor of the ACC Annex building at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. Admission is free and the exhibition is open to the public. For more information, contact Eden Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evergreen Lake open for ice skating
Evergreen Lake has opened for ice skating. Admission is $7 for adults (age 19-59), $6 for youth (4-18), $5 for seniors/military and free for tots (3 and younger). Season passes, punch cards and sharpening are also available. Skate rentals are $7. The ice rink is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All hours are weather permitting. To check skating conditions before coming to the lake to skate, call the hot line at 720-880-1391. Visit www.evergreenrecreation.com.
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, March 15, April 19, May 17 and June 21.
Community blood drives
• A community blood drive will be held from 8 to 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, inside the Arapahoe County Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
• A community blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at Southern Gables Church, 4001 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, 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. Wednesday, March 26, inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
• A community blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, inside Marian Hall at St. Mary of Littleton Catholic Church, 6853 S. Prince St., Littleton. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or visit www.bonfils.org.
'Swing!' on stage
Town Hall Arts Center presents “Swing!” through March 23, at 2450 West Main St., Littleton. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, (2 p.m. on March 8) at 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets and information, visit www.TownHallArtsCenter.com.
Colorado Clay exhibition
Foothills Art Center will host its Colorado Clay at the gallery, 809 15th St., Golden. The exhibit will be on display through March 16. Times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; closed on Mondays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (65 and older) and free for members, students with ID and children 7-17. For more information, visit www.foothillsartcenter.org or call 303-279-3922.
Introduction to Genealogy
The Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society will host Introduction to Genealogy, a beginner class presented by Deena Coutant, professional genealogist from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 6400 S. University Blvd., Centennial. The presentation will cover general methodology, record types, and resources. For more information, visit www.ColumbineGenealogy.com.
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.
Life After High School workshops
The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties will host free Life After High School workshops for youths with disabilities and their caregivers. Each sessions is free and no registration is required. Seminars include: Tuesday, March 18 – Long-Term Care Options: Learn what’s available and how to qualify at age 18 for long-term benefits for programs and healthcare; Tuesday, April 15 – Building Community Supports: Learn how to access recreation and leisure, transportation, and housing options in your community. For information, visit www.jeffcotag.info. Each workshop is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library of Creighton Middle School, 50 S. Kipling St., Lakewood. To request any reasonable accommodation you may need in order to fully participate in the training, or for interpretation services, leave a message at 303-982-6583 at least 10 days prior to the training date.
Jefferson Symphony International Young Artist Competition winner to perform
The Jefferson Symphony will host its International Young Artist Competition Winner at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus. For more information, visit www.jeffsymphony.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call 303-278-4237.
Ward Lucas: A Career in Investigative Journalism
Local television journalist Ward Lucas will share stories from his career at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Bemis Public Library 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. The event was scheduled for March 11 but was rescheduled. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing at the program. For more information, call the library at 303-795-3961.
Equity and Excellence Art Exhibit
The Jeffco Schools Foundation 2014 Equity and Excellence Art Exhibit will be on display through April 2, at Jeffco Public Schools Education Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, No. 27, Golden. The public is invited to an artists’ celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 14. For a schedule of all Jeffco Schools Foundation 2014 student art exhibits, visit www.jeffcoschoolsfoundation.org/newsevents.html.
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.
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303-278-4237.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-763-7334 or Pam Toyen at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Mobile food pantry
Food Bank of the Rockies provides food assistance to community members from 9 to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Light of the World Church, 10306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. No qualifications, membership fee or eligibility forms to complete; products are distributed to anyone seeking extra food assistance (self-declaration of need); please bring bags, a sturdy box or basket to transport products home; distribution is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Quilt makers seek members
The Littleton Scraps to Treasure group is looking for new members to help the group make quilts for those in need in the community. The group meets at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton. The group meets the first Saturday of every month. For information, contact Ginny at 303-933-3868.
Colorado State Parks’ lifetime pass for seniors available
Colorado State Parks is selling the new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass for $175, and it will be valid for the lifetime of the purchaser. The pass will be available to Colorado residents age 64 and older. It will be sold at all Colorado State Parks, the Colorado State Parks Denver office, the Littleton office among others. For a complete list of retail outlets, visit http://parks.state.co.us/ParksPasses.
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
WINGS provides therapist-facilitated peer support groups in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. There are four groups meeting in Lakewood, a group on Monday evening, Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening for women, and a Wednesday evening group for men. For more information, contact the WINGS office at 303-238-8660 or visit www.wingsfound.org.
La Leche League Columbine Group Meeting
Come get breastfeeding help or just hang out with other like-minded moms in a friendly and supportive environment. This is the only Saturday La Leche League meeting in the Denver area. We meet the fourth Saturday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St., Littleton. For more information, call 1-877-4-LALECHE.
SW Jeffco Camera Club
The SW Jeffco Camera Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 S. Robb Way (at West Coal Mine Avenue and South Simms Street). Learn photo techniques and tips. Visitors are always welcome.
Mental health support group
A free mental health support group in southeast Jefferson County for adults who have a mental illness meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S. Webster St. on the corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Webster Street. This is a place that offers confidentiality, respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. To contact the trained volunteer facilitators for this group, call Don at 720-301-8138 or e-mail dmcclearyjr1966@aol,com, or Kathy at 303-295-1187 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ken-carylranch.org.
Community Bible study
A Community Bible Study will meet weekly from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at Lookout Mountain Community Church. Community Bible Study is a non-denominational study geared for all levels of bible knowledge. Join at any time. There is nursery care, pre-school Bible classes and a curriculum for home-schooled children. If you have questions or to preregister, call Karen Sells at 303-670-8959.
The Mission meets Tuesdays
The Mission meets Tuesday nights over the summer for meals, Bible discussions and meeting others. Call Michael at 720-833-1334 for directions. Or visit www.TheMissionCEEC.weebly.com.
Hosanna Lutheran Church hosts Sunday school from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. for kids in preschool through high school. Classes are held at the church at 10304 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. For information, call 303-973-1706.
Olam Fellowship is a new congregation searching out the Hebrew roots of Christianity. We meet in the Family Foundations facility, 5935 S. Zang St., No. 200 (near C-470 and Bowles). Join us at 7 p.m. Fridays and welcome in the biblical Sabbath. There are contemporary worship, children's classes and nursery care.
The Neighborhood Church
The Neighborhood Church, a community of people who take seriously Jesus’ words to love God and love their neighbor, now meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Three Trees Wedding Chapel, 13416 W. Arbor Place. For information, call 303-523-4813 or visit www.myneighborhoodchurch.org.
Mom and Me Play Group
Join Foothills Bible Church at the SHED for a play group from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. This is an informal time for you to connect with other moms and for kids kindergarten age and younger to play. The Café will be open for coffee. For more information, call 303-979-0685, ext. 801.
Scrapbooking and card making
Create a scrapbook or make cards at Ken Caryl Baptist Church. Bring your own supplies, or materials will be supplied for you if you are a beginner. We meet from noon to 4 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. For information and directions, call 303-973-1700.
Littleton Moms Group
Come out from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday to meet other moms, encourage each other, and provide a fun and safe playtime for kids. Moms are encouraged to bring a sack lunch for themselves and their kids. For information and directions, call Meredith at 720-985-8478. Sponsored by Ambassador Church, www.acdenver.com.
Celebrate Recovery offers help
The group meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St. Alcoholism, drug addiction, co-dependency, anger and eating disorders are all issues that seriously affect many people in the community. This program also helps those affected by sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone with hurts, bad habits or hang-ups. For information, contact Linda or Mike at 303-972-2200, ext. 139.
The Mission, a spirit-filled, missional and Anglican Bible study, is offered Tuesday nights. Dinner is provided. We generally gather at 5:30 p.m. for dinner with class starting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 720-833-1334 or visit http://themissionceec.weebly.com.