Edition #33, April 29, 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 – *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…
Rocky Mt Botanic Gardens: Volunteer gardening Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, 9 a.m., through the season. www.rmbg.org
Weed Posse: Thursdays, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. See Lyons Happenings, Facebook, for location.
Lyons DIG Days: (Dandy Lyons) pull weeds in LaVern Johnson Park: held the first Friday of each month, at 9:45 a.m.
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
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
****SENIORS**** See this month’s APRIL SENIOR NEWS for MANY more events, talks and activities!
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.
April 29, noon (online) Talk on Elder Abuse and Crime: Boulder County Aging = This presentation will cover topics specific to elder abuse, presenters will share information specific to burglary, car theft, and much more. Similar to the training for mandatory reporters, presenters will review the types of elder abuse and what to look out for when protecting our community’s older adults. Presented by: Chris Merkle is an investigator for the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. He spent nearly 25 years working for the Longmont Police Department, the last seven years as detective. REGISTER.
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.
April 30 – Deadline for high school application for National Honor Society. See Mr. Deming.
April 30 – Deadline to sign up for BOYS BASEBALL LEAGUE — Registration for recreational summer league youth baseball will be offered through the Longmont Baseball League (LBL) for Lyons boys ages 6-18 this year. Anyone interested must register with the LBL and their staff will do all they can to create teams that consist of all Lyons players. This will allow Lyons kids to practice together on the same team here in Lyons with Lyons coaches. If a full roster is not filled in a given age group with all Lyons players, then children closest in proximity to Lyons will be used to fill the roster. Local teams will have the option of scheduling practices and home games on the new ball fields at Bohn Park this year. Anyone interested in registering their child, coaching for a Lyons team, sponsoring a Lyons team, or learning more about the league may go to their website at www.Longmontbaseball.org =Ages: 5 – 18 == Dates: practices and games begin in May ==Location: ball fields at Bohn, 199 2nd Ave or Longmont ==Fee: $130 – $200 ==
As of today 4/29 the 11 & 12 year old team needs more; has about 7 signed up. The 7-8 age group needs a few more in order to hold practice and games in Lyons. (Call 720-684-6286 Longmont to answer questions)
May 1, from 10 AM to noon (rain or shine). Town of Lyons Earth Day Activity – River Clean Up. Volunteers should meet at the Bohn Park concession and restroom building at 9:45 a.m. At that time, you will be assigned a cleanup area and provided with a waiver form. Trash bags will be provided by Can’d Aid and American Rivers. ===Organizers of the cleanup will offer a prize to whoever finds the strangest item of trash in or along the St. Vrain River.
May 3 – Town Board of Trustee Meeting
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo – While a quiet celebration in Mexico, Americans loudly celebrate “everything Mexican” – dance, food, heritage, and more! See our article on Tuesday 5/4/21 for more information. It is “low key” this year, due to covid; no big celebrations.
May 6 – two classes coming up from Mental Health Partners (1) Cultivating Community Resilience After Tragedy, 3 p.m. / and Coping in the Aftermath of Trauma, 6 p.m.
May 9 Mother’s Day! Call you Mom! Tell her you love her and thank her for all her loving, hard work! 😉
May 12 – 10:30 a.m. – 12noon: Lyons Seniors Plein Air Watercolor Class. Supplies provided. Say farewell to our long-time instructor, as she moves out of town. Must RSVP to LRamsey@townoflyons.com (limited space)
May 12, 12noon to 2 p.m. Lyons Seniors Springtime buffet lunch SERVED OUTSIDE for SENIORS in LaVern Johnson Park. Socialize! Bring your best quarantine story. Free. Get on the list – email: LRamsey@townoflyons.com (and request a parking pass, if necessary)
May 13 – High School: Mandatory IN PERSON Senior Meeting during Period 4 (9:30 – 10:15 a.m.).
May 14 – 7 p.m. Lyons High School Senior Night (number of attendees limited due to COVID protocols)
May 15 – 7:30 p.m. to 10 – Lyons High School Graduates Prom & Parade and After-Prom