This Week’s Flash Bits of News! & Events, Including the date it’s happening.
September 3 – The newest version of the Lyons Recorder begins publication! October 8 – New Format of Newspaper
Refer to October 1 issue: for the following information:
October 1 — Connect for Colorado health plan = Open Enrollment Period begins Nov 1, 2020 for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021. Go to their upgraded pages now to insert your email. October-1–31 – Day of the Dead: All month there will be exhibits, dances, crafts & more in Longmont (always the biggest celebration in CO). October 1-31 = Lyons Vet annual Pet Costume Contest.
September 15 to October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month (started in 1968 by President Johnson, and expanded in 1988 by President Reagan. — see also Day of the Dead events list in Longmont)
September – October – Lyons Community Foundation is putting on Facebook short video interviews of all the stores that they gave money to thru the Lyons Share Fund. (We hope to have an article about them this month in the Recorder).
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October – Recommended Time to get your flu shot! Especially seniors.
October – box elder bug season. They are not bad bugs, but more of nuisance. It’s time to seal up holes in your house’s “shell”. You can vacuum them up and dump them outside away from your house. No need to use chemical poisons.
October 7 – Operations Update. The Cameron Peak fire is 128,149 acres; and gone from 22% to 42% containment. The Mullen fire in Wyoming has sped into Colorado, with 152,000 acres already burned! The Grizzly Creek is 32,000 and 91% contained.
October 1 premier, then streaming. — A full-length documentary about the history of Colorado’s land-grant university Colorado State University, who is celebrating it’s 150th birthday. The documentary, titled The Great Experiment: CSU at 150, was originally expected to be screened on campus last spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented that and delayed its release. After its debut, the film is expected to be rebroadcast by Rocky Mountain PBS in the coming months; it will also be available for streaming anywhere in the world from the RMPBS website.
October 2 – Business News: The producers of the popular German TV show, “Galileo” sent a crew to film for two days to get a story on Lyons butter shop: Bella La Crema. Shauna Lee, owner, made a new butter just for them: “Galileo, Cultured Curiosity.”
October 3 – Lyons Film Festival starts online and will be available streaming all month. Enjoy short and long films from the comfort of your home. https://xerb.tv/…/lyonsinternationalfilm…/virtual-events
October 5 – *NEW TIME* 10-10:45 a.m. beginning today= Free school lunches available on week days at Lyons Middle/Senior High School for any kids ages one to 18 years, in need. Also kids who are attending school, but will not be “in person” can pickup carry-out lunch for the day (no need to reserve it). Parents’ Pickup is in the bus lane, Monday to Friday, from 10-10:45 a.m. (Our “School News” page is updated throughout the month for timely things like this).
October 5 – 7 p.m. Town Board of Trustees Meeting (on Zoom). The virtual Board of Trustees and PCDC meetings will still be recorded and uploaded to their respective meeting date, under the “Sessions” section, approximately two days after the meeting.
October 6 — Lyons Girls Softball Team defeats Weld Central 6-0, another win, and moving on to the next game!
October 8 – CO Ballots mailed out. (see our VOTING-2020 page for info on how you can track YOUR ballot or register. Also see updates by our Secretary of State.)
October 8 – LEAF Mental Health Group Sessions: *NEW: need password* Casual Group-Therapy Session, Free, every Thursday (except the third week), each month. Join the ZOOM meeting. As of this month, you now need a password, which will provide a safer participation in the program. Contact Cherie Maureaux to get on the weekly email list, and she will give you the password and link. == The topic for October is how to become a more positive thinker.
October 8 – Business News: Our favorite chef Modou Jaiteh left us to open his restaurant, Jacaranda, but due to COVID-19 it is closed; so he will be serving food at the Lyons Stone Cup from Oct. 8 to 18, Thursday to Sunday, from 1 to 8 p.m. Welcome back!
October 9 – Lyons ball field has newly painted lines, and the first Lyons High School Football Home Game is Friday.
October 10 or 11 – “VIP” RAVE to the Grave Experience – chose either Oct. 10th or 11th: Only 10 people can attend “live” a cocktail hour and dinner and listen to Arthur Lee Land perform. LEAF fundraiser $250. Reserve your spot now http://bit.ly/RV2GVIP Note, this is separate from the Halloween virtual party.
October 12 – Indigenous People’s Day: (formerly Columbus Day) The events planned are part of a national effort to recognize and honor the existence, culture, and contributions of the original inhabitants of North America.===BOULDER: Both the city and local community organizations have multiple events going on between Oct. 9, and Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. https://bouldercolorado.gov/community-relations/indigenous-peoples-day
October 12, 14 and 21. Elementary School: Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 12th, 14th and 21st. Contact the office if you did not get an email. (there will be no “late start” in October)
October 13 – 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Covid-conscious, outside social at Planet Bluegrass grounds; pizza and socializing. MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all in attendance. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. If you are not a member, or you let your membership lapse, contact the Chamber.
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October 16 – “Meet the Spirits” at the historic Columbia Cemetery; virtual tour by Boulder Historic museum.
October 21 – A Small Business “business-to-business sharing and facilitated conversation” to take place; more info to come.
October 31 – Trick or Treat in Lyons. The Lyons Chamber has put out a notice that there is a map online that shows who/what/where there will be Trick or Treating in town. You can add your place to the map.
October 30 – LEAF’s Rave to the Grave annual fall fundraiser goes virtual, with Arthur Lee Land playing music.
This has been moved to its own page, due to the large amount of information provided. (Includes how to register, how to track your ballot, see your ballot before you go to the Voting station, verify signature, and more)
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