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MEETINGS AND GROUPS

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By The Staff

We’d like to know about interesting events or activities. E-mail items of 125 words or less to news@evergreenco.com.
 

MEETINGS

LITTLETON COED BIZ XPLOSION: The Littleton Coed Biz Xplosion networking chapter meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Country Buffet on South Wadsworth Boulevard. For information, call Kathy Gillett at 303-973-9054.

SOCIAL TENNIS CLUB FORMING: Southwest Social Tennis Club offers mixed doubles for couples or singles. Meet new fun people and enjoy tennis. For information, e-mail swstc@mho.com.

SOUTH JEFFCO REPUBLICAN CLUB: The group meets from 7 to 8 a.m. first and third Thursdays at the Foothills Golf Course clubhouse. For information and directions, call Rich Haas at 303-718-6960.

CHATFIELD SERTOMA: The group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (dinner meeting) the first and third Mondays at 4 G’s Mexican Café and Restaurant, 5950 S. Plate Canyon Road, Littleton.

COHOPE: The Council of Homeowner Organizations for a Planned Environment is an umbrella organization of homeowner associations for South Jefferson County that addresses issues that affect the community and quality of life. COHOPE usually meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Foothills Peak Community Center, 6612 S. Ward St. Meetings are open to the public and free of charge. For information, call Justin Everett at 303-552-0489 or e-mail cohope_jeffco@hotmail.com.

SUBMARINE VETERANS: Rocky Mountain Submarine Veterans meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the American Legion Wilmore-Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave. The public is invited. For information, call Dave Linker at 303-987-9358 or Paul Schultz at 303-766-3614.

HANG-GLIDING CLUB: The Rocky Mountain Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Call Dave Robson at 303-933-7158 for this month’s location.

ROLLING THUNDER CHAPTER: The major function of Rolling Thunder, Chapter 1, is to publicize prisoner of war/missing in action issues, and the group is committed to helping American veterans from all wars. Rolling Thunder is not connected with any political party, and no funds are raised for profit. Meetings start at 1 p.m. the third Sunday of the month, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2461, 1350 S. Broadway. The public is invited to attend. Call Don Marsh, chapter president, at 303-514-7916 or visit www.rollingthunderco1.org.

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP: The Professional Networking Group leads club meets from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday mornings at Fox Hollow Golf course. For information, call Lisa Huntington at 303-703-9111.

WIDOWED MEN AND WOMEN: A social group for widowed men and women of all ages meets at various locations. For information and locations, call Merv at 303-697-4709.

LA LECHE LEAGUE: La Leche League of west Littleton meets from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Light of the World Church, 10306 W. Bowles Ave. All women interested in breast-feeding are welcome, and will find information and support. Call 303-798-2177 or 303-734-9508.

LITTLETON MOMS CLUB: A group for all stay-at-home or part-time working moms interested in meeting other moms and children, with many activities for all ages. Weekly kid-friendly activities, playgroups, park days and outings to local attractions are offered. Those who live north of Coal Mine Avenue and west of Wadsworth Boulevard, call Brenda Sharp at 303-880-0980 or e-mail coloradomomsclub@yahoo.com and south of Coal Mine Avenue and west of Wadsworth Boulevard. For information, call Victoria DeSair at 303-862-4760 or vdesair@gmail.com.

MOPS: Mothers of Preschools is for moms with children ages newborn through kindergarten and moms-to-be. Groups meet from:
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays, September through May, at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 S. Robb Way. For information, call Kim at 303-980-6688.
• 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at Foothills Bible Church, 6100 S. Devinney Way. Both day and night programs are offered. For more information, visit www.fbcfamilylife.org/adults/mops.
• 9:30 a.m. to noon every second and fourth Tuesday at West Bowles Community Church, 12325 W. Bowles Ave. For more information, call Shelley Ellington at 303-670-6790.
• 9:30 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Thursdays at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 S. Robb Way. For information, call Kim at 303-980-6688 or Heather at 303-948-0460.
• 9:15 to 11:30 the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Calvary Chapel South Denver, 9052 W Ken Caryl Ave. For information, call 303-933-8733.
• 9 to 11:30 a.m. first and third Fridays at Foothills Fellowship Church, 9179 W. Weaver Drive. Call 303-973-1637.
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday at Foothills Bible Church, 6100 S. Devinney Way. Call 303-979-0685, ext. 800, or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.FoothillsBibleChurch.org/connect/adults/women/mops" www.FoothillsBibleChurch.org/connect/adults/women/mops.

MOTHERS OF SUPERTWINS: Mothers of SuperTwins offers support for families with triplets, quads and more through monthly meetings, playgroups, holiday parties, family events and dads' nights out. Monthly meeting is the fourth Monday at a restaurant around Denver. Call Lora at 720-922-8748 or e-mail tripsmomma@att.net.

YOUTH POLICY GROUP: The Parents and Community Connecting Together is a group of parents, community agency personnel, school staff and pastors working to encourage the adoption of the 40 developmental assets in youth throughout the south Jefferson County area. Call 303-409-2132 or visit www.pacct.org.

FREE CAREER-CHANGE WORKSHOP: The Jefferson County Workforce Center offers free career-change seminars. Most programs are about two hours long, and are held during the day at the Jefferson County Workforce Center, 3500 Illinois St., Golden. All workshops are free and open to the public, but classes are limited to 20 people. For schedules, visit www.jeffcoworkforce.org or call 303-271-4700.

THE JEFFERSON COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING meets at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Jefferson County Social Services Building. The Jefferson County Council on Aging is comprised of volunteers, including representatives of governmental agencies, service providers and senior organizations. Its mission is to identify the needs, concerns and issues of older adults in Jefferson County and advocate for services that best meet these needs by actively encouraging cooperation and coordination within the community.

COLUMBINE LADIES: If you are new to the area, recently retired or just want to have fun, contact membership chairman Iris McMullen at 303-794-3739. We offer canasta, bridge and pinochle, played at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House, and mah jongg played at a local restaurant. We also offer monthly luncheons at various restaurants around town, periodic social activities and a monthly newsletter. After two free trial visits, annual dues are $20.

THE SW JEFFCO CAMERA CLUB: meets on second Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, 6337 South Robb Way, Littleton. Learn photo techniques and tips.

WIDOWED MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA: The group is now meeting at Marie Callender’s at Broadway and Dry Creek Road on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Join us, make new friends and share in a variety of activities. For more information, call Carol at 303-979-5039 or Bob at 303-979-0994.

MOMS CLUB OF LITTLETON-SW: The MOMS Club of Littleton-Southwest is a group of stay-at-home, work-at-home, and part-time working moms in Littleton. Our group serves moms who live south of West Coal Mine Avenue and west of South Wadsworth Boulevard, including Roxborough. We offer playdates, park outings, museum trips, mom’s night outs, holiday parties and much more. For more information, contact HYPERLINK "mailto:littletonmoms@gmail.com"littletonmoms@gmail.com or 720-981-0203.

COLUMBINE GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The group holds a program meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, except in July, August and December. A genealogy workshop is held on the third Tuesday of each month, except in July, August and December. For additional information, contact Sandi Klein, president, at 303-688-9846.

QUILT-MAKERS: The group cuts fabric and sews quilts for those in need. Meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of month at WaterStone Church, 5890 S. Alkire St. Bring your sewing machine and a lunch. For more information, call Ginny at 303-933-3868.

COLUMBINE RETIREES: 11:30 a.m. every second Monday at St. Philip Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd. in Littleton. For more information, call 303-973-1116.

BNI MARKETING MASTERS: The group has a new location and time: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Cafe de France in Aspen Grove. For details, contact Jackie Treece at 303-972-8013 or HYPERLINK "mailto:jackie@jpjackie.com"jackie@jpjackie.com.

TLC TOASTMASTERS: TLC Toastmasters Club offers a safe and inviting atmosphere for members to grow in a variety of communication skills from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Littleton City Center, 2255 W. Berry Ave. For more information, call Dave Nikkel at HYPERLINK "mailto:dknmail@sprintmail.com"dknmail@sprintmail.com or 303-972-3400.

TOASTMASTERS LUNCH MEETING: The ASC Speakeasy club meets Wednesdays for lunch near West Hampden Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. Call Wayne Schulz during the daytime at 303-969-6647.

PIONEER TOASTMASTERS: Pioneer Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Phillips United Methodist Church, 1450 S. Pierce Street, Lakewood. For more information, contact Pattie Koop at 303-904-2023 or e-mail at askpattie@gmail.com.

ARROWHEAD TOASTMASTERS: Arrowhead Toastmasters meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the National Park Service, West Alameda Parkway and South Youngfield Court. For more information, contact Chris Reinholz at 720-495-0797 or e-mail  HYPERLINK "mailto:ckreinholz@hotmail.com" ckreinholz@hotmail.com.

TITAN TOASTMASTERS: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Country Buffet, 7475 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton (South Quebec Street exit south off C-470). Call Jim Ryan at 303-979-5644 or e-mail ameshryan@msn.com.

SOUTH SUBURBAN TOASTMASTERS: Join a Thursday Breakfast Club from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Country Buffet, 8100 W. Crestline Ave. Meetings offer a safe environment where you can learn to speak to groups and work with others in a supportive environment. For information, call 303-941-4814 or visit www.sstoastmasters.info.

COLUMBINE COMMUNICATORS TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Learn to communicate more effectively and improve your speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Visit Columbine Communicators Toastmasters club from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the community room of the sheriff's substation, 8100 Shaffer Parkway. For more information, call Carolyn at 303-948-7368 or visit HYPERLINK "http://columbine.freetoasthost.ws./"http://columbine.freetoasthost.ws.

ASC SPEAKEASY TOASTMASTERS CLUB: Meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the National Business Center, 7201 W. Mansfield Ave. Room 430, in Lakewood. For more information, call 303-969-6607.

SOUTHWEST JEFFCO LEADS CLUB: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, IHOP, 7733 W. Long Drive. Call Eula Skupa at 303-795-3526.

BUSINESS-2-BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: Meetings are held at 7:30 a.m. for one hour every Tuesday morning at Raccoon Creek Golf Course — The Grove Restaurant, 7301 W. Bowles Ave. For information, call Elva Hahn at 720-935-3656.

B3 LEADS GROUP: Come join a local group of business owners and professionals with a common goal of sharing referral leads while mentoring each other with business education. For more information, call 720-936-3107 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.b3leadsgroup.com" www.b3leadsgroup.com.

MOMS CLUB OF CHATFIELD: The MOMS Club of Chatfield is a group of stay-at-home, work-at-home and part-time working moms. The group serves moms who live south of Coal Mine and west of Wadsworth, including Roxborough. We offer play dates, park outings, museum trips, mom’s nights out and much more. For more information, contact Victoria DeSair at 303-862-4760 or  HYPERLINK "mailto:vdesair@gmail.com" vdesair@gmail.com.

MOMS CLUB OF N.W. LITTLETON: The group offers support and activities for moms and kids, including the zoo, park days, play groups, stroller walks and crafts. If you live between C-470 and Wadsworth and Coal Mine and Hampden, this is the club for you. For more information, contact Heather Gabriszeski at 303-948-5653 or heddylyn@msn.com.

BNI MARKETING MASTERS: A chapter of the worlds most successful referral network meets weekly, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, at a new location. For details, call Jackie Treece at 303-972-8013 or HYPERLINK "mailto:jackie@jpjackie.com"jackie@jpjackie.com.

SOUTHWEST LETIP: The group meets from 7:16 to 8:31 a.m. every Wednesday for breakfast at Fox Hollow Golf Course, 13414 Morrison Road, to exchange qualified business leads. For information, call Greg Geiseler at 303-919-0916 or e-mail greg@highmountainlending.com.

GERMAN TRAVEL CLUB: A German Travel Club is starting in the South Jeffco area. Possible place to meet would be at Columbine Library. If interested, contact Larry@germantravel-info.com. Include contact information and when you would like to meet.

EVERGREEN CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED: This month’s chapter meeting and free program will feature photojournalist and acclaimed fly fisherman Ron Belak, presenting a slide show highlighting the "Best of 2008" fly-fishing locations throughout Colorado. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Beau Jo's Mountain Pies in downtown Evergreen. The meeting and program will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call Randy Huiting at 303-670-5083, or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.evergreentrout.org/"www.evergreentrout.org.

MOMS IN TOUCH PRAYER GROUPS: Groups are praying for the following schools: Chatfield, Deer Creek, Coronado, Stony Creek, Normandy and Ute Meadows. For times and days, and to learn more about this ministry for our children, contact Diana Beck at 303-972-2162 or e-mail diana1beck@yahoo.com.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION: Veterans who served during the Korean War (overseas or stateside) meet at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Wilmore Richter Post 161, 6230 W. 60th Ave., Arvada. For more information, call Nancy Millensifer at 303-972-6601.

JOB NETWORKING MINISTRY WORKSHOPS: Get tips for finding jobs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. Conducted by Bob Heisser, managing partner of the Sequel Group, a national executive search firm. For information, call 303-267-0600.

SOUTHWEST BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: This group hosts lunch meetings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at The Draft Sports Grill Restaurant, 9150 W. Cross Drive. This is a networking group open to all levels of business — start-up to established. Join us for lunch any Thursday or call Susie at 303-932-0792.

LITTLETON LIONS CLUB: The club meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month, at Marie Callender’s, Broadway and Dry Creek. For information, call Roy Donaldson at 303-758-7097.

FOOTHILLS REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The Foothills Republican Women meet at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Homestead Golf Club Grill, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. Guests are welcome. Reservations requested. For information, call Leslie at 303-904-6037.

MARKETING MASTERS CHAPTER OF BNI: The Marketing Masters meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. every Tuesday at the Meadows Golf Club. Visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation, e-mail Lisa at lisa.baskets@hotmail.com.

HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE CHAT GROUP: The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Littleton/Morrison area near Belleview and Simms. We share information on herbs, alternative therapies, healthy eating, massage, acupuncture and home remedies. For information and directions, call Denise at 303-948-0636.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: The group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Columbine United Church, 6375 S. Platte Canyon Road. Members begin to gather at 6 p.m. for dinner and discussion. Bring your own brown-bag dinner. Coffee and dessert provided. For more information, call Michael Lang at 720-840-1416.

MILE HI LEADS GROUP: It meets at 11:30 a.m. every other Tuesday at Sweet Tomatoes, 7736 W. Long Drive. For information, call Kimberly Jones at 303-932-3378.

GOAL-SEEKERS: Goal-Seekers meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Olive Garden on South Wadsworth Boulevard. Focus is on professional/personal growth, leads, community and relationship building. Call Elizabeth Cernich at 303-932-3305 or Debra Arko at 303-989-2727.

KEN CARYL PARENT NETWORK: The Ken Caryl Parent Network has evolved from a babysitting co-op to a parents group of 200 families. The parent network offers members socials, play groups and 14 special interest groups that offer diverse opportunities to get with other parents and enjoy activities with or without your children. For information regarding membership, visit www.kencarylparents.com.

FOOTHILLS LEADS GROUP: 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at The Den Restaurant at Fox Hollow Golf Course. For information, call Phill Neuhring at 303-568-9730.

WEST CHAMBER LEADS GROUPS: The West Chamber serving Jefferson County offers six business leads groups. The groups meet at various locations, dates and times to network, exchange business leads and share ideas.
• 8 a.m. Tuesdays — West Chamber, 1667 Cole Blvd. For information, call Pat Conrad at 303-601-8985.
• 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays — La Garto European Bistro, 10146 San Juan Way. For information, call David Pellegrino at 303-902-3120.
• 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays — Holiday Lanes, 10350 W. Colfax Ave. For information, call Kelby Kaufman, 303-716-1043.
• 7:30 a.m. Thursdays — Wyatt Group, 225 Union Blvd., No. 400. For information, call Donna Peterson at 303-431-8307.
• 11:45 a.m. Thursdays — The Den at Fox Hollow, 13410 W. Morrison Road. For information, call Linda Gibbons at 720-530-8128.
• 7:30 a.m. Fridays — Talking Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd. For information, call Apryl Brady at 303-895-1925.

SOUTH METRO CHAMBER LEADS GROUP NO. 3: Noon Thursday, Chamber Center, 6840 S. University Blvd. Call 303-795-0142. SOUTH JEFFCO REPUBLICAN CLUB: 7 to 8 a.m. first and third Thursdays at the Foothills Golf Course Clubhouse. Breakfast. For information and directions, call Rich Haas at 303-718-6960.

SOUTH JEFFCO ROTARY: 7:10 a.m. Friday at The Den at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Call Ed Hills at 303-903-6322 or Rob Liley at 303-904-5436.

NEUTRAL ZONE: 7 to 10 p.m. first and third Saturday nights at Columbine Hills Elementary, 6005 W. Canyon Ave. Community-based program for teens that is a safe, fun hangout for seventh- and eighth-grade students from south Jeffco. Admission fee is $5. Call 303-409-2312 or 303-409-2589.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at WaterStone Community Church, 5890 S. Alkire St., Littleton. A Christ-centered recovery program for anyone with hurts, bad habits or hang-ups. For more information, call Linda Warner at 303-948-2771.

SUNDAY NIGHT CLUB WEST: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Clement Center, 1580 Yarrow St. A 45-plus singles club. Call Tom at 303-455-2354.

WEST METRO SALES PROFESSIONALS USA: 11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Cafe del Sol, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Call Joan Hohn at 303-980-4404.

COLUMBINE RETIREES: 11:30 a.m. every second Monday at St. Philip Church, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd. in Littleton. For more information, call 303-422-2165.

PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING GROUP: Meets Tuesday mornings at Fox Hollow Golf course from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. For information, call Lisa Huntington at 303-703-9111.

MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES SOCIETY: 7 to 9 p.m. second Tuesday at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. For mothers of multiple birth children. Call 303-771-6788.

PRECEPTOR OMEGA: Second and fourth Wednesday. Call Carol at 303-979-3217 or Debi at 303-973-6150.

SOUTH JEFFCO EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA: 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Westridge Elementary School. Call 303-989-6986.

SCRABBLE GAMES: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, South Wadsworth Boulevard and Bowles Avenue. Call Laura at 303-979-0167 or Paul at 303-347-2426.

IN GROUP: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at IHOP, 7733 W. Long Drive. A networking group of professionals seeking business referrals. Visitors welcome. Call Eula Skupa at 303-795-3526.

LEADS CLUB — FOOTHILLS CHAPTER: 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call Maja Stefansdottir at 303-422-4848.

LE TIP INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADS GROUP/SOUTHWEST CHAPTER: 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Fox Hollow Golf Course. For information, call Greg Gieseler at 303-919-0916.

LE TIP OF WEST JEFFCO: 7:16 to 8:31 a.m. Wednesday. Call David Kaiser at 303-770-5551.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Toast on Santa Fe and Bowles. For details, call April Lutz 303-875-7565.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: The Southwest Jeffco Photography Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Abiding Hope Lutheran Church at the southeast corner of West Coal Mine Avenue and South Simms Street. Dues are $20 per person per year and $35 per couple. For more information, call Dave at 303-932-6395. If you do not get a return call in 3 days, call Dian at 303-973-2505.

NEW NETWORKING GROUP: A new professional networking group is starting at 9 a.m. on Fridays. For information and location, call Denise Basteiro at 303-948-0636.

SOUTH DENVER METRO LEADS GROUP: The South Denver Metro Leads group meets from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays near Southwest Plaza mall. Looking to expand your business clients? We are looking to expand our membership. We have openings in many different types of businesses. For more information, call Wendy Woods at 303-972-1111.

COLORADO POWERNETWORKERS: A group of professional executives, business owners and those just wanting to socialize and learn more about successful business marketing meet for after-hours PowerNetworkers meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. throughout each month. Various educational workshops devoted to successful business, health and wellness are offered. For information and to register, call Debra at 303-989-2727, Rae at 720-237-7187 or visit www.coloradopowernetworkers.com.

SOUTHWEST JEFFCO LEADS CLUB: The Southwest Jeffco Leads Club is an organization of business and professional people committed to aiding each other in building and promoting their businesses and enterprises in an informal and motivational setting at 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday at IHOP, 7733 W. Long Drive. Cost is $5 a month plus cost of breakfast. For information, call Eula Skupa at 303-795-3526.

GIRL SCOUTS OF COLORADO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY: Girl Scouts of Colorado needs volunteers in Jefferson County who can volunteer to lead or assist with troops, or volunteer at camps or in the office. Both men and women aged 18 and older are invited to help. For more information, visit www.HYPERLINK "http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/index.cfm/ID/22/BeaVolunteer"girlscoutsofcolorado.org/index.cfm/ID/22/BeaVolunteer, or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:inquiry@gscolorado.org"inquiry@gscolorado.org or call 1-877-404-5708.

SOUTH SUBURABAN TOASTMASTERS: The Thursday Breakfast Club meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Country Buffet, 8100 W. Crestline Ave. Meetings offer a safe environment where you can learn to speak to groups and work with others in a supportive environment. For information, call Paul Chamberlin 303-979-6753 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.sstoastmasters.info/"www.sstoastmasters.info.

NUTS & BOLTS AL ANON FAMILY GROUP: meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Community House, 6673 W. Chatfield Ave., Littleton. For more information, contact Sue Wolf at 303-795-1898.

NEW SOUTHWEST LEADS GROUP: A new leads group for the southwest area meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Tuesdays at Drafts Sports Grill, 9150 Cross Drive. Call Rodney at 720-480-2551 or Lisa at 720-364-9613.

SOUTHWEST POWER PARTNERS: The Southwest Power Partners chapter of Business Network International meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday at The Meadows Golf Course, 6937 S. Simms St. Call Eric Smallwood at 720-489-4897.

BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: The Southwest Business Networking Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at Drafts Sports Grill, 9150 Cross Drive. Call Susie at 303-932-0792.

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT GROUP: The Business Improvement Group provides a professional forum for the exchange of business leads and networking. It meets at 7:30 a.m. every other Tuesday at IHOP, 12634 W. Indore Place, at C-470 and West Ken Caryl Avenue. Free to visitors and guests. Call Jennifer Hurst at 303-933-1818.

WINE APPRECIATION GROUP: Seeking members for a social group to meet in the southwest metro area for wine tasting and appreciation. The group will be casual and fun. Newcomers to wine are welcome. An "intro to wine" presentation available for civic groups and private events. For more information, e-mail wineantisnob@hotmail.com or call 303-716-3319.

FREE CROP ’N’ CRAFT WOMEN’S NIGHT: Women of all ages are invited to bring scrapbooks or anything crafty and join the group in the Gazelle Room from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Foothills Bible Church, Bowles Avenue and C-470. Please make arrangements for child care. For information, call Jenny at 303-933-4925.

KIWANIS CLUB OF KEN-CARYL: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. It is one of the largest community-service organizations dedicated primarily to helping the children of the world. Kiwanis International serves children and communities worldwide with nearly 600,000 adult and youth members in more than 80 nations. The Kiwanis Club of Ken-Caryl meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursdays at the Ranch House at Ken-Caryl, 7676 S. Continental Divide Road. A complimentary continental breakfast is served for visitors. For information, call John Peterson at 303-808-0299.

LITTLETON SUNRISE ROTARY: The Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club meets from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the main building at Arapahoe Community College, room 1950. For information, call Jim Brammer at 303-279-4256 or visit www.LittletonSunriseRotary.org.

COLUMBINE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION: The Columbine Music Teachers Association meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Friday monthly at members’ homes. Area music teachers interested in learning about the association are welcome. Call Debbie Center at 303-933-9920.

RENEW YOUR LIFE: Renew Your Life groups are designed to encourage people interested in making a change in their lives and to align with others in this common goal. Groups are meeting in the southwest area on weight loss, motivation and inspiration. Men, women and children are welcome. Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays at Draft Sports Grill, 9150 W. Cross Drive. For information, call 303-932-0792.

MOMS IN TOUCH: Moms in Touch is an international group of mothers who gather biweekly for a one-hour prayer meeting for their children and school. For more information, call the contact for each of these schools: Normandy meets 9 to 10 a.m. every other Wednesday, call Julie at 303-979-0885; Stony Creek meets 9:05 to 10:05 a.m. every first and third Wednesday, call Judy at 303-933-7441; Ute Meadows meets 10 to 11 a.m. every first and third Tuesday, call Lisa at 303-948-4883. Schaffer/Falcon Bluffs meets at 9:30 a.m. every Friday. For more information, call Lisha at 303-904-1094.

QUILTING GROUP: Join the group for quilting weekly at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, room 207, on South Simms Street north of Chatfield Senior High School. Drop in or call Kerry at 303-933-0947.

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MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP: The group at St. Frances Cabrini meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in the community house. For information, call Patti O'Keefe at 720-300-6144.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS: For those who have suffered a death loss; no preregistration required. The groups are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays. Groups meet in Collier Hospice Center, 3210 Lutheran Parkway. For information, call 303-425-8000.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Overeaters Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Faith Community Church, West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. For information, call Peggy at 720 963 8072 or Heather at 303-887-8683.

MOMS CLUB OF CHATFIELD: This group offers a monthly calendar filled with kid-friendly activities, play groups, park days and outings, as well as holiday parties, moms’ night out and special interest groups. For those who live south of Coal Mine and west of Wadsworth, including Roxborough. For information, call Victoria DeSair at 303-862-4760 or e-mail vdesair@gmail.com.

CHANGED LIFE MINISTRES: 7 p.m. Friday, Red Rocks Baptist Church, 14711W. Morrison Road. Faith-based addiction recovery program. Call 303-NEW-LIFE.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Community Church, 6228 S. Carr Court. Call Peggy at 720-963-8072.

ANGER MANAGEMENT: Saturday mornings; help for people with road rage, anger management; programs meet court requirements. Call 303-504-6188.

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE ANONYMOUS: 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Faith Community Church, West Bowles Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. Call Serenity at 303-734-0823.

MOTHERS & MORE: Mothers & More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. Our Denver West chapter offers regular meetings with topical discussions, play groups, monthly field trips, book club, bunco and game nights, Moms Night Out, and an e-mail loop to post parenting questions, concerns or share advice. For more information, call Terry at 303-596-2271 or visit www.mothersandmoredenverwest.com.

VICTIM ADVOCATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office victim services unit is seeking volunteers to help victims of crime and trauma by providing immediate crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up support. Volunteer staff will work directly with deputies, investigators and other county agencies. Volunteers are scheduled to work during the evenings and weekends. Volunteers must meet certain criteria. Training will include information on sexual assault, domestic violence, the criminal justice system, crisis intervention techniques, community resources and sheriff's office structure. For information and pre-screening, those interested should contact Susan Sylvester at 720-377-2003.

TLC MEALS ON WHEELS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: TLC Meals on Wheels in Littleton, which serves Arapahoe and South Jefferson counties, is looking for volunteer drivers. Volunteers are asked to make a commitment to drive a route once a week. This normally takes about 90 minutes from picking up the meals to delivering them to clients. TLC Meals on Wheels is a national program operated and supported with local funds. Meals on Wheels delivers a hot nutritious meal to more than 250 people, five days a week. If you would like to be a part of this service to your community, call Mary Bowles or Geno Pauline at TLC Meals on Wheels at 303-798-7642 or visit www.tlcmealsonwheels.org.

DENVER HOSPICE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Denver Hospice, which serves a nine-county metro area including Jefferson County, seeks volunteer administrative support at its main office, 501 S. Cherry St. in Denver. Clerical volunteers work about four hours a week doing everything from data entry and filing to assisting with fundraising events. Volunteers are at the heart of the Denver Hospice, a non-profit that cares for those at end of life and offers grief support. For more information or to volunteer, call 303-398-6248 or e-mail volunteers@denverhospice.org.

JCSO SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Victim Services Unit is seeking volunteers to help assist victims of crime and trauma by providing immediate crisis intervention, referrals and follow-up support. Volunteer staff will work directly with deputies, investigators and other county agencies. This position requires reliability, integrity, discretion and commitment. Volunteers are scheduled to work during the evenings and weekends. The scheduling is based upon availability. Training will include information on sexual assault, domestic violence, the criminal justice system, crisis intervention techniques, community resources and sheriff's office structure. For volunteer criteria, contact Susan Sylvester at 720-377-2003.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Are you a medical professional in Colorado? Colorado is looking for volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to improve the state’s ability to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. To become a volunteer, register online at www.coloradodmat.com. For more information about the new volunteer registry, call 303-286-7002 or 888-260-6330.

HELP THE BLIND, DYSLEXIC: The Rocky Mountain Unit of the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, at 1355 S. Colorado Blvd., is recruiting volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are varied and include readers, directors, bookmarkers, office assistants and educational outreach. To donate or volunteer, call 303-692-9213 or e-mail betsyrfbd@qwest.net.

CHILD-CARE HELP NEEDED: The Jefferson County Division of Children, Youth and Families is seeking volunteers to provide child-care during weekly foster parent training sessions. The sessions are held from 5:45 to 9:15 p.m. in the Jeffco Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway, in Golden. Volunteers must be 16 or older and able to pass a background check. For information, call Victoria Evangelista at 303-271-4689 or e-mail vevangel@jeffco.us.

COLORADO HUMANE SOCIETY: The Colorado Humane Society needs people who are willing to provide temporary care to pregnant cats, dogs and their litters. Also, needed are homes for cats and dogs that require socializing or who are recovering from surgery or injuries. For information, call Teresa Broaddus, foster care coordinator, at 303-961-3925.

CASA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: In Jefferson and Gilpin Counties, the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is steadily growing, but there is still a need for dedicated community members to become a voice for a child in court. CASA is seeking volunteers to continue to work toward making sure that every child in the community is in a safe and permanent home. CASA volunteers are caring adults who get to know children in the dependency and neglect system and provide the courts with objective information and recommendations to help ensure that the children’s best interests are served. CASA 101 Informational sessions are held at the Jefferson County Courthouse on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Previous experience is not necessary. For more information, call 303-271-6535 or visit www.casajeffcogilpin.com.

ADULT SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE: WINGS Foundation is a nonprofit agency in Colorado that exists to help these survivors. There are currently four groups meeting in Lakewood, a group on Thursday afternoon and Monday 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.

MOPS AT FOOTHILLS BIBLE CHURCH: Mothers Of PreSchoolers is for all moms with children ages newborn through kindergarten and moms-to-be. The groups meeting twice a month on Thursdays for food, fun and fellowship. We offer both day and night programs. Childcare is provided and scholarships are available. Register now for MOPS at Foothills Bible Church, 6100 S. Devinney Way, Littleton. For more information, visit www.FoothillsBibleChurch.org/connect/adults/women/mops or with questions call 303-979-0685, ext. 800.

A MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP: A free mental health support group in southeast Jefferson County is offered for adults who have a mental illness. The group offers confidentiality, respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, 6724 S Webster St., Coal Mine Avenue and Webster Street. For information, contact trained volunteer facilitators Don at 720-301-8138 or e-mail   dmcclearyjr1966@aol.com or Kathy at 303-295-1187 or e-mail kathynami@comcast.net.

COLUMBINE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: The Columbine Memorial Foundation is in need of volunteer groups to perform maintenance at the Columbine Memorial. Duties include weeding, sweeping, trash pick up, general cleaning, etc. If you are interested, contact either Rod Hunley at 303-519-0758 or by e-mail at rod_hunley@comcast.net or Kirsten Kreiling at 303-332-3820 or by e-mail at Foundation@ColumbineMemorial.org.

VOLUNTEER DIVERSION OFFICERS NEEDED: The Jefferson and Gilpin counties’ District Attorney’s Office is seeking volunteers to work with domestic violence offenders in their Misdemeanor Diversion Program. The Diversion Services Program provides supervision and services for felony and misdemeanor offenders. Volunteers will be trained and the program operates out of the District Attorney’s Lakewood Office, 11011 W. 6th Avenue, Suite 220, Lakewood. Anyone interested should contact Bill Gayzik at 720-497-7804 or e-mail bgayzik@jeffco.us.

LOVE TO KNIT? Want to help people? The Colorado Horsecare Foodbank is selling hand knit items to raise money for Colorado horse owners facing financial hardship to have feed. For more information, contact Julianna Lehman at 303-670-6762.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: • St. Frances Cabrini Church — 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call Mary at 303-978-9363. • Closed big-book study — 7 p.m. Tuesday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805. • Lilley Gulch Group — 6 p.m. Sunday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7964 S. Depew St. Open meeting on Sunday. Call Mark at 303-738-9055 or Joyce at 303-972-0657. • Open meeting — 7 p.m. Sunday, 5707 S. Simms St., non-smoking meeting. Call Mike at 303-972-1805. • Light of the World Catholic Church — 6 p.m. Friday, 10306 W. Bowles Ave. Closed meeting, non-smoking. Call Mike or Mary at 303-978-9363.

AL-ANON MEETINGS • 1 p.m. Mondays, 7964 S. Depew St. (South Depew Street and South Platte Canyon Road, the last office in the 7-Eleven strip mall). Al-Anon family groups are for friends and families of alcoholics. Call Shelly at 720-981-8266. • 9 a.m. Fridays at 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. (St. Frances Cabrini Church, northwest corner at Pierce Street). Call Shelly at 720-981-8266 or Ginny at 720-922-1903. • Fresh Air — 6 p.m. Thursdays, 7964 S. Depew St., Littleton. Corner of Depew and Platte Canyon, the last office of the small strip mall. Call Al-Anon service center at 303-321-8788. • Columbine Family Group — 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, 7531 S. Kendall Blvd. Call 303-321-8788.

FREE MEDICARE COUNSELING: Colorado State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers seniors and disabled individuals one-on-one assistance in navigating through the Medicare system. For more information, contact SHIP at 303-629-4940 through the St. Anthony Hospitals Health Passport program to meet with a local SHIP counselor.

FOOTHILLS FOUNDATION SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Foothills Foundation seeks community volunteers interested in giving their time and talents by serving on the board of directors. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose members are business and community members who want to make a difference in the community — and have fun. The mission is to assist the Foothills Park & Recreation District in the funding and improvement of parks, open space and recreational facilities. Funds are raised via grants and special events such as the foundation’s annual golf tournament and the Summerset Festival. There are no special qualifications or financial commitments. For more information, contact Lora at 303-973-1209 or visit www.thefoothillsfoundation.org.

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF THE ROCKIES: Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month at MorningStar Assisted Living, 5344 S Kipling Pkwy, Littleton. For more information, call Courtney Crispe at 303-972-3030 or e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:ccrispe@morningstarseniorliving.com"ccrispe@morningstarseniorliving.com.

LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: Offering support, education and patient advocacy for patients who are newly diagnosed with lung cancer, undergoing treatment, post-treatment and long-term survivors. Family, friends and caregivers are welcome. The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. For more information and to register for this free support group, call AnswerLine at 303-689-4595

RENTAL, UTILITY AND MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE: A program is under way at Family Tree to provide emergency assistance to Jefferson County families at risk of homelessness due to rent or mortgage arrears or past-due utilities. The one-time financial assistance will be provided to prevent homelessness. Contact the Family Tree housing and family services department at 303-467-2604. For more information about Family Tree, call 303-422-2133 or visit www.thefamilytree.org.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program prioritizes families facing an immediate threat to their energy needs. Do you need help paying your energy bills? Has the energy company already shut off your service? Visit www.GovBenefits.gov and select “Energy Assistance” from the Benefits Quick Search menu on the home page. You can also type “LIHEAP” and the name of your state into the site search box in the upper right corner of the home page. The www.GovBenefits.gov questionnaire can help you determine eligibility for state and federal benefit programs. Take the questionnaire by clicking “Start Here.” For information, call Michael Murray at 202-693-6192 or visit www.GovBenefits.gov.

ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP: The group meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Morning Star Senior Living, 5344 S. Kipling Parkway. Open to the public. For information, call Courtney Crispe at 303- 972-3030.

JEFFERSON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Nearly one of five families is affected by mental illness. Jefferson Center for Mental Health is the community mental health center serving Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. The center provides mental health services and hope to people of all ages and has expertise in numerous areas, including children and family issues, adults with serious mental illness, suicide prevention, early intervention, juvenile justice and trauma treatment. With 300 staff in 30 locations, the center offers a variety of programs including outpatient counseling, day treatment services, vocational services and employee assistance programs. The center provides programs and services to foster recovery and resilience for individuals who have mental health problems. For information, visit www.jcmh.org.

JEFFCO ACTION CENTER: The center provides an immediate response to basic human needs and promotes pathways to self-sufficiency through intervention, prevention and connection to essential services. More than 25,000 Jefferson County residents receive assistance annually at the center with food, clothing, homeless shelter, medical and utility assistance. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, the center gives help, provides hope and builds dignity while breaking the cycle of poverty. For information and to make donations, call Joe Haines at 720-407-6704 or visit www.jeffcoac.org.

COLORADO POST-ADOPTION RESOURCE CENTER: The center is the first statewide community-based network that supports Colorado families who have adopted children through the child welfare system. To find out more about the Colorado Post-Adoption Resource Center, call 800-451-5246 or visit www.adoptex.org.