Edition #28, March 25, 2021
This Week’s Flash Bits of News! & Events, Including the date it’s happening.
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
NOTE: I have shortened all of these as of 3/17/21 as they have been listed for 3 to 4 weeks. Click for more information, or look at last week’s FLASH NEWS.
==February 17 thru March 31 – ARBOR DAY Poster Contest: The contest theme is: Celebrate Trees in Our Community. For submission guidelines.
==February 8 thru May 15 – ==February 8 thru May 15 **EXTENDED**to August 15 – HEALTH CARE INSURANCE – Colorado’s Open Enrollment Period February 8 to May 15th, 2021. — anyone not currently enrolled in a healthcare plan can shop for 2021 coverage: Connect for Health Colorado
==Funds for COBRA and insurance premiums. See our monthly/MARCH COVID report UPDATES for details.
==GARDEN IN A BOX: Month of March= xeric “Garden in a Box” – for Lyons residents who get a utility bill. Get $25 off; discounts are limited on a first come, first served basis.
==PAINT A UTILITY BOX: Call for artists! The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission seeks artists for Creative Outlets program = Compensation for painting the selected utility box is $1,000. Deadline to apply is April 5, 2021.
==MARCH is WOMEN’s HISTORY MONTH. We have new articles each week about web sites where you can learn more about women in history, including locations in Colorado; also talks.
==TOWN of Lyons: (1) buy your dog license. (discounts in April) and (2) buy your ECO bus pass. www.Townoflyons.com
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
Monday Night 5 – 5:30 p.m. – FREE Supper. 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, or if you are unable to drive to the Senior Center and would like it delivered to your house: (303) 823-6469 You do not need to be a senior; just “in need of a hot meal.”
Tuesday and Thursday – 12:15 p.m. – Boulder County Aging serves a boxed lunch to-go at the Lyons Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 65 and up). You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to place an order (303) 441-1415.
Wednesday– 3 to 5 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Drive up to the Lyons Community Church front doors, and someone will come out to your car and help you. Wear a mask and stay in your car. Contact LEAF for more information.
Wednesday – 11 a.m. LYONS WEDNESDAY WALKERS: The Town of Lyons Recreation Department = small group of seniors, 55 years and older, meets at the Senior Center at 11 a.m. and walk to a park and do some light exercises. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com
ICE SKATING—the rink is closed for the season. The afternoon sun partially melts the ice now.
NOTE: The new Lyons Library Youth Librarian has numerous activities going on, too numerous to list here. Go to their Facebook page for more information. Also see this week’s Monthly Library article that introduces her to the public.
March 12 to 28 – Limited Parking; Lyons HIGH SCHOOL. Please be aware that the LMSHS parking lot will be limited March 12-28, 2021 due to material deliveries for construction of the new auditorium.
March 25 – Purim begins.
March 25 – and EVERY THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. – Every Thursday evening the Longmont Museum has an evening program… this week: LANDSCAPE: Whether your goal is to conserve water, promote pollinators, or just make your yard look better, you’ll want to join this landscape design conversation. Our panel of experts will explore beautiful, sustainable designs that feature native and well-adapted plants.
March 26 – Boulder Arts Week, March 26 to April 3.
March 27 – Passover Begins, for Jewish people.
March 28 – Palm Sunday, for Catholics. March 26, Good Friday.
March 28 – 7 p.m. Sandstone Park — VIGIL in LYONS to honor the victims, families and support personnel of the Table Mesa King Sooper tragedy. Live music by local musicians.
March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day.
March 31 – DEADLINE for PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) Loans: Yes! banks still have money to give you! — PPP loans help businesses keep workers employed. These two-year 1% loans are now available through most banks. Loans are based on 2.5X monthly payroll. Loans may be fully-forgiven, if loan conditions are met. == Go to: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program for complete details. Register Here: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/…/WN_UPcSO1sBRIyLd1yIHw-6gQ
March 31, 2 p.m. — Genealogy Research, An Estes Park Story, Estes Park Museum join genealogy researcher Carl Davis and curator of interpretation Mikaela Fundaun as they discuss tips and tricks to conduct your own genealogy research. This program is free and open to the public and will take place over Zoom. Attendees will have access to their camera and microphones during the program to better participate in the discussion. No registration is required. Use the following link to participate: https://zoom.us/j/95115145258. The link can also be found under the “Programs & Events” tab on the Museum’s website.
MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERS & COLORADO SPIRIT PRESENT:
- Free=Tue, Mar 23, 2021 6:00 PM MDT= Supporting Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19
- Free==Wed, Mar 24, 2021 3:00 P MDT==Succulents and Self-Care: Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Home
- Free =Thu, Mar 25, 2021 2:00 PM MDT=Catching our Breath, Tending our Hearts: Reflecting on a Year of COVID
- Free==Mon, Mar 29, 2021 4:00 PM MDT== What’s Cookin’ in the Pantries
April 1 – Discussion on Veteran Healthcare Resources: About this Event:
Come grab your blankets and snacks for an at home discussion about Veteran healthcare resources. Alaina Beaulaurier (Veteran Community Health Worker) and Tim Huchinson (Broomfield Veteran Service Officer) invite you to a casual chat about your local Veteran resources for both you and your family. How to Join: Register for the event in advance! You will then be given a Zoom link and passcode. Follow the link and enter the passcode at the time of the event to join. This works best from a desktop or laptop computer. You do NOT need a Zoom account to join. However, you may use your Zoom account if you have one or you can make one before the event at http://zoom.us. Cost: FREE!
April 7 – Lyons Library “Word Wednesday” Join us at 6:30pm for Word Wednesday. It’s a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback on your writing projects in a supportive environment. This monthly group is facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, PhD and open to all genres and levels. Register by Noon to receive the Zoom link at https://bit.ly/wordwed.
April 12 – Fresh Conversations, by Patti Murphy, Boulder County Aging Office. The topic is “Beating the Silent Killer: A Discussion about Blood Pressure.” Sign up link here: April 12th Fresh Conversations 1-2 PM
April 14 – 10 a.m. online — What’s Happening — An Update on Rocky Mountain National Park–join the League of Women Voters of Estes Park==Speakers: Darla Sidles, Superintendent for RMNP & Kyle Patterson, Management Specialist/Public Affairs Officer for RMNP, will be discussing last year’s timed entry and this summer’s plans, fire impacts and recovery, and long-range Visit Use Management next steps including public input opportunities==To participate in this meeting, you must register for the event at https://www.lwv-estespark.org==Once registered, a link for the event will be emailed to you