Edition #29, April 1, 2021
This Week’s Flash Bits of News! & Events, Including the date it’s happening.
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
==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
==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.
==TOWN of Lyons: (1) buy your dog license. (discounts in April) and (2) buy your ECO bus pass. www.Townoflyons.com
*new* == From April 1 to May 24: The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission is excited to announce a call for submissions for our new Lyons Poetry in Public Places Contest. The theme is “Finding joy and beauty in Lyons.” Selected poems will be chosen to be published on posters and displayed in various businesses and community centers throughout the Town of Lyons. Applicants must be in the 80540 zip code area and the contest runs through May 24. For full details: https://www.townoflyons.com/…/Lyons-Poetry-in-Public…
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
Monday Night 5 – 5:30 p.m. – FREE Supper. **NEW**The last supper will be April 19th. The Church may reopened its MANA CAFE on Saturdays in May.
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 26 to April 3 – Boulder Arts Week
March 27 – Passover Begins, for Jews. thru April 4, Sunday ==Did you know that the Last Supper in the Bible was supposedly a Passover “seder” or ceremonial meal? Learn more about this Jewish holiday: https://bit.ly/3d2sNPS
April 1 – Thursday Night Speakers. EVERY THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. thru April 28 – Longmont Museum has a free evening program…
April 1 – Discussion on Veteran Healthcare Resources: 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 1 – 6 to 7 p.m. Town of Lyons SOLAR ELECTRICITY NEEDS Feedback Meeting==Town will be hosting a virtual town hall on Thursday April 1st 2021, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, with the purpose of receiving feedback from the residents of Lyons on the possibility of a new solar installation to provide 5% of the towns electricity needs. This town hall will be conducted via the following zoom link, https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/94586406306.
April 2 — Good Friday, for Christians. .
APRIL 2 – 12noon – 4 p.m. COMMUNITY VIGIL AND ACTION: PLANTING SEEDS OF SORROW AND TRANSFORMATION
Where: Boulder Mennonite Church Parking Lot (3910 Table Mesa Drive). Come as you can, stay as you wish!
==When: Noon-1 p.m. Prayer and Contemplation led by Rev. Randy Spaulding
==1-2 pm Dedicated presentation by RAWtools led by Mike Martin
==2-4 pm Raw tools demonstration on going, Art, Planting, Live music, Poetry, Conversation.
RAWtools’ mission is to “Disarm Hearts, Forge Peace, & Cultivate Justice.” Their work is inspired by the ancient call to turn swords into plowshares and learn of war no more (Isaiah 2.4). They have worked throughout the country in spaces of grief and transformation in the wake of gun violence. As RAWtools turn guns into garden tools, the community is invited to be a part of the process. Victims and survivors take turns with a hammer as a (dismantled) gun barrel is turned into a garden tool. Others write names, prayers, and pleas on paper that is introduced to a candle as an expression of grief, lament, hope, and emotion – all as an offering toward a better way forward.
April 3 – 10:15 a.m. – ATTN: Pinewood Spring Residents: EASTER EGG HUNT** ESTES PARK — Join Recreation Center for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at Stanley Park – There’s will be a 10 a.m. start for K/1st graders on the playground, 10:15 a.m. for 2nd/3rd graders on Field 1, and 10:30 a.m. start for 4th/5th graders on Field 3. You can come early and take pictures with the Easter Bunny at 9:30 a.m.
April 3 – two workshops / 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Different Locations. PILE BURNING WORKSHOP: Big Thompson Watershed Coalition shared: The Ember Alliance is hosting a Pile Burning Workshop this Saturday, April 3rd from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. //and again from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Sundance Trail Guest Ranch in the Red Feather Lakes area. Register today as spots are limited. Register and learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/pile-burn-workshop-tickets… The purpose of this workshop is to educate and build comfort around pile burning for Front Range landowners. Attendees will be able to watch the burning of slash piles while wildland firefighters answer any questions you may have about the process, pile building, forest management, or wildfire risk reduction.
April 4 – HAPPY EASTER!
April 4 – 4 p.m. LYONS Teen and Youth Bike/Hike Group Meet-Greet Meeting. High school senior and outdoors enthusiast Charlie Chilson is starting a hiking and mountain biking group for teenagers and young adults here in Lyons. There will be an initial meeting at Sandstone park Sunday, April 4, at 4 p.m. to discuss what the group will look like, what their planned activities will be, and their longer term goals. Parents are welcome to attend, and we will follow mask and social distancing guidelines. Charlie is welcoming to teenagers and young adults of most skill levels and abilities, and there will be 2-3 optional events per week varying in duration and physical difficulty. He’s looking forward to meeting new people, and hearing other’s ideas for having fun outdoors.
April 5 – twice on each testing day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m= Emergency Siren Testing Program = Monthly beginning in April = Boulder County will begin testing of the countywide emergency sirens in April. The audible siren tests take place on the first Monday of each month, from April through September and occur twice on each testing day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.===Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger. Should Boulder County experience severe weather during one of the planned audible tests, the siren tests for that day may be cancelled.
April 5 – LYONS VACCINES – First day to sign up for vaccine to be administered courtesy of LEAF in the Lyons Community Church. (see below for more info)
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 8 – 7 p.m. – Continuing the Conversation: Stamping out Racism – next meeting.
Due to the unrest in our nation and our own convictions as people of faith, we were compelled to respond. We invite everyone to join us in our response of stamping out racism. We do so based on our knowledge that God calls us to love everyone, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” Mark:12:31.
We are grateful to humbly put these words into action and hope you will join us in our pursuit.
Join Zoom Meeting (Lyons Community Church) Contact Cassy at LyonsCommunityUMC@gmail.com
April 8 – Poetry Reading: Longmont Museum “Thursday Programs” – Abigail Chabitnoy, 2020 CO Book Award for Poetry winner will read from her work.
April 9, 2021, History of McLaughlin Ranch: 1:00 p.m. Join local researcher and author Bob Leavitt as he explores the history of McLaughlin Ranch, the second Ranch in the Estes Valley. Free through the Estes Park Museum. To access the program click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94031666031
April 10 – and May 8 — LYONS VACCINES –LEAF has been selected to host a community COVID vaccination clinic, as part of Governor Polis’s Vaccines for All Plan ==250 doses to be administered to randomly-selected qualified applicants who live in the 80540 zip code.
=Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, May 8 (for the second vaccine dose), 10a.m. to 3p.m.at the Lyons Community Church, 350 Main St.
=visit LEAF’s website or LEAF’s Facebook page starting on Monday, April 5 for the link to apply
Please, no phone calls. The team is working very hard to provide this opportunity on a short turn-around basis.
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
April 15 – 7:30 p.m. – Talk on Impressionist Paintings – part of Longmont Museum free Thursday “Talks” Denver Art Museum joins Longmont museum professionals to discuss the exhibit and Impressionist art.
April 21, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Book Discussion: famous landscape artist == Fred Payne Clatworthy (1875-1953) was a landscape photographer in Estes Park, Colorado == The 1917 Book Club of the Estes Park Museum will be discussing on the book online.== Join the 1917 Book Club as they discuss the title, “Fred Payne Clatworthy: Colorado’s Color Photography Pioneer” with author, Richelle Cross Force. No registration is required. To join the discussion click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/98269135161
April 29 is the last scheduled “Thursday Programs” at 7:30p.m. at the Longmont Museum.
April 30 – Free Admission day to Golden Train Museum. These free admission days are an arrangement between the Colorado Railroad Museum and Boulder County.