Edition #17, December 31, 2020
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
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December 1-31: stop by to see the decorations on the Community Christmas Tree in LaVern M Johnson Park, brought by residents.
December 15 – January 4. VOTE ONLINE – CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CONTEST: The Chamber and the Town of Lyons have a contest going on for who has the best Christmas lights decorations on their home or business. The map is posted online. Go to the Chamber or Town web page for more details. Entry deadline has been extended. https://www.lyonschamber.org/let-it-glow
January 4, 5-5:30 p.m. FREE SUPPER will be served. Need a warm, home-cooked meal? The River Church serves free Monday night supper (in a box) to those who need one. Stop by the Walt Self Senior Center to pick it up. (Call the church for more information, and to get on the list 303-823-6469)
December 21 to January 6 – No School, Winter Break, Lyons SVVSD
December 26 – start of Kwanzaa celebration! 7 days.
December 30 & 31 – Lyons Town and Boulder County and Larimer County offices closed.
January 1, 1:30 p.m. – ANNUAL POLAR PLUNGE “GOOD RIDDANCE TO 2020” Join the “plungers” or the “watchers” at the Black Bear Hole, across from the Quilt Shop, near Mariposa. All are invited! Please social distance, and best to wear a mask because there will be a lot of shouting! –Organized by Jason Stillman– Watch for photos in the next edition of the Lyons Recorder. Weather predicted to be 42 degrees and sunny, with no wind. (Remember that the 2nd Avenue bridge is under construction)
January 1, Friday, 10 a.m. to noon: New Year Meditation and Clarity Session (WITH HORSES) Start your new year right! Spend time in quiet meditation surrounded by the horses in a spectacular natural setting, release what no longer serves you, and then set intentions for the new year. == Horses invite us to slow down, be present, and allow our intuition and the divine to guide us. ==Cost – Pay What You Can. Pre-registration required. Limit —10 people, so register now to reserve your spot! COVID Protocols followed
January 2, 10 a.m. – virtual – PUPPETS TO ENGAGE AND EMPOWER YOUR YOUTH!
2020 has been a devastating year for many adults, but more importantly, how has it impacted the children around us? Join Lyons Ventriloquist Bonita Yoder and her Puppet Friends at https://youtu.be/lao5ll00H-E.
In addition to entertaining, did you know that puppets can instill so much more, including: Stimulate imagination 2. Emotional development 3. Improve motor skills 4. Boost confidence in speaking and reading 5. Increase group participation
Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcrceygpzksGtFv17NE49Vd54HeN… Questions? Call me at 501-499-6171.
(NOTE: last week there was one for ADULTS, which can still be seen online)
January 3 – 4 p.m. – on Zoom – Greet the new year with a Pilates class by local Martina Mason. Some experience with Pilates preferred, cost $15 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 4, Monday, 7 p.m. — Town Board of Trustees Meeting. View it on Zoom.
January 7, Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. – Boulder County Aging “Layers of Loss: Understanding Grief as a Caregiver” online class. Description: One loss holds a multitude of other losses. Grief starts with a diagnosis and continues throughout the caregiving process and beyond. In this session we will be exploring and understanding all the ways that we grieve the big losses and secondary losses associated and how to support yourself through the grief process.
January 8 Deadline: Colorado Arts Relief Fund provides $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications:—Business and Organization—Individuals
January 14 online: Friends of the Lyons Regional Library will host an online book reading and discussion with author Sarah Adleman on Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in partnership with Colorado Humanities through the Colorado Center for the Book Speakers Bureau.
Adleman was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bangladesh, studied yoga in India, and taught English in China; earned MFA. Her first book, The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes (Tolsun Books, 2019), was a Colorado Book Award finalist, won a Nautilus Book Award in Lyric Prose/Hybrid Works, an IPPY Award in Essay, was a finalist for the NIEA in Death & Dying, and a winner for the Eric Hoffer/da Vinci Eye Award. To register for this free Zoom event visit https://lyons.colibraries.org/friends-of-the-lyons-regional-library-district/
Ice Skating in LaVern M Johnson Park, off hwy. 7, has begun. Rink will be closed if weather gets too warm. Skate rental and hours
Town of Lyons Recreation Programs: Register online.