Edition #30, April 8, 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
==TOWN of Lyons: (1) buy your dog license. (discounts in April) and (2) buy your ECO bus pass. www.Townoflyons.com
April 1 to May 24: The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission – call for submissions – 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…
Meeting Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays through the season. Rocky Mt. Botanical Gardens new season begins. Volunteers are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Bring basic tools and water. Continue to stay safe by wearing masks and keeping 6 feet apart. Sessions cancelled if weather is inclement.—Located along the north side of St. Vrain River, just after the Bohn Park pedestrian bridge, between 4th and 5th. Limited parking along 5th Avenue. website: www.rmbg.org
===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
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.
April 8 – Thursday Night Speakers. EVERY THURSDAY 7:30 p.m. thru April 28 – Longmont Museum has a free evening program…
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 8, 5:55 p.m. — St Vrain Post Fire Meeting — Topic: Cal-Wood Post-Fire Flood Risk Meeting – South St. Vrain Creek area –Public meeting to discuss Cal-Wood post-fire flood risk. For residents and homeowners in the South St. Vrain Creek area.–Attendee registration (in advance) for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_n3Snurn4RLKW2VE7p_g7fw
- Welcome and overview – OEM, Andrew Notbohm • Flash Flooding update – National Weather Service, Gregory Hanson Hydrology update- Baker Intl., Kevin Doyle • Boulder County Mitigation – BCPOS, Sharla Benjamin • Partnerships and Adaptive Management – Left Hand Watershed Center, Jessica Olson • Emergency Alert and Warning – Boulder County Communications, Steve Silbermann • Flood Preparedness OEM, Mike Chard • Closing Q &A -Al
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. (As of 4/8 the registration opens up to any Colorado resident). Register at LEAF’s Facebook page = 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.
April 11, 9 to 11 a.m., meeting Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays through the season. Rocky Mt. Botanical Gardens new season begins. Volunteers are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes, hat, gloves and sunscreen. Bring basic tools and water. Continue to stay safe by wearing masks and keeping 6 feet apart. Sessions cancelled if weather is inclement.—Located along the north side of St. Vrain River, just after the Bohn Park pedestrian bridge, between 4th and 5th. Limited parking along 5th Avenue.
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, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Art Class at Museum of Boulder: Bohemia Boulder will be conducting an art class in The Lodge located on the second floor. — The art class is all about Colorado Colors; attendees will be able to utilize magazines, fine papers and mod podge to make a beautiful piece inspired by Colorado. The $55 ticket price includes all materials and encouraging instruction. — Feel free to book online at https://www.bohemiaboulder.com/booking…/colorado-colors… or give Bohemia Boulder a ring at (303) 709-8450.
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 – Lyons Women’s FUNdamentals of Biking class begins (3 weeks) See Town of Lyons Recreation page to sign up.
April 15 – 3-4 p.m. – Exploring Resources 101: For When You Don’t Know Where to Start = Join us to learn about useful sites and strategies while looking for basic need/supportive resources in Colorado’s Boulder and Broomfield counties. We will cover a variety of resources pertaining to things such as transportation, ID vouchers, Medicaid, food, and more. In addition, you may request and acquire information regarding resources you may need. There will also be a Q+A portion for further concerns or questions. (by Mental Health Partners)
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 – Lyons Women’s Bike Mechanics class (see Town of Lyons Recreation page to sign up) 2 sessions.
April 20 – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Skillful Self-Care: Beyond the Buzzword = Join us for a step-by-step process to design your personalized practice of care. Thoughtful questions plus concrete examples allow participants to leave empowered with practical skills to navigate both goals and obstacles. (by Mental Health Partners)
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 22, EARTH DAY!
April 26, 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. – LYONS BLOOD DRIVE. When you donate, you are part of something bigger than yourself. The ultimate pay-it-forward moment. Be sure to register: (thanks to vitalant.org and Lyons’ Patty Ayala for putting this on again). Church, 200 Second Avenue (take the McConnell bridge from Highway 36)
April 29 is the last scheduled “Thursday Programs” at 7:30p.m. at the Longmont Museum.
April 30 Deadline for PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loans. https://www.bankofthewest.com/ppp-2.html
April 30 – Free Admission day to Golden Train Museum. These free admission days are an arrangement between the Colorado Railroad Museum and Boulder County.