Edition #40, June 17, 2021
This Week’s Events, Entertainment, Deadlines, Including the date it’s happening.
**ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days
**ONGOING THIS WEEK
===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
== The Town of Lyons will be doing new classes this summer, and camps.
—Coming this summer:
Women’s Mountain Biking starts June 2nd
Gonzo tennis for kids, teens and adults
Square State Skate
—Sign up for Softball TOURNAMENTS!
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 EACH Week.
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.
Wednesdays – 3 to 5 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Contact LEAF for more information.
SENIOR EXERCISE – 9 a.m. – Tuesday “exercise” and Thursday ”walks,” using the Lyons Parks. Free. For Lyons seniors 55+ Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com On Tuesdays we’ll do some circuit training in the park, alternating aerobics and exercises with small hand weights or bands. On Thursdays we’ll head off from the park for about 30 minutes of walking. Both classes end at the park with some yoga and gentle stretching. Participants may park at Bohn free of charge during the class.
****SENIORS**** See MAY SENIOR NEWS for MANY more events, talks and activities! A new one is published at the end of each month.
****LYONS LIBRARY**** has multiple programs going on this summer, including it’s Summer Reading Club (with rewards). Lyons library “Busy Reader Book Club,” returns. They suggest you go to their web page to read all about them, and register: 303-823-5165 lyonslibrary.com Also, go to their Facebook page for more information.– Adherence to Covid-19 protocols required during activities.
June 17 – 6-7 p.m. – Undoing the Damage of Childhood Trauma Revisited – Free Online Health Lecture==Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) come in many forms. Physical or mental abuse as a child. A violent assault. Death of a parent by suicide. These early-in-life traumatic events can trigger emotional and even physical reactions that can make you more prone to a number of health problems as an adult, including mental health issues and drug or alcohol addiction. == Learn about the long-term negative effects of ACEs, and how they can lead to mental health problems and substance use disorders. Then hear practical steps you or others in your life can take. Please note: This lecture will revisit the discussion given by Dr. Yeretsian in June of 2020, as well as provide updated information on the field of childhood trauma work. Register Boulder Community Health BCH.
June 17 – 9 – 10 a.m. Working Through Compassion Fatigue: A Year of Being Tired = Calling all essential workers in caring fields! Compassion fatigue is hard enough under normal circumstances, but a year into a global pandemic puts a different flavor on it. Let’s come together and talk about things that frustrate us, help us, and motivate us. Register. Free. By Mental Health Partners.
June 18 – 1 – 2:30 p.m. – Supporting Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19 – Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what you can do as an adult family member to assess the children in your life and respond to their mental health needs during the pandemic. Register. Free. By Mental Health Partners.
June 19 – “Art Trading Cards” group returns at Lyons library for monthly exchange. (see Article for description of art projects; open to all)
June 19 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – First Annual Lyons Garden Tour – tickets now available. The Lyons Garden Club is pleased to announce its first annual Garden Tour, Mountain Blooms. The variety of gardens on the tour will offer inspiration to everyone who visits them. It’s an opportunity to learn what plants thrive in our climate and explore outstanding creative spaces and gain fun landscaping tips. SEE OUR ARTICLE this week for more details on homes and tickets
June 19, 2021 – 3 – 4:00 p.m. — Learn about becoming a Vegan ($3 fee online)- Workshop & Live Cooking (2 separate events on 2 separate dates)
June 20 – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Wishing you a fun day with family and friends!
June 20 is the SUMMER SOLSTICE, which heralds the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the day with the most hours of daylight, so enjoy! – Visit Lyons Labyrinth. Check out Stillwater Clinic for special events.
June 22, 10:00 to 2:30 p.m., Blood Drive: Lyons, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 200 2nd. Avenue. Please go to donors.vitalant.org to sign up and help save lives!!
June 23 6:30-8:00p.m. Author Talk: Lyons Regional Library. We welcome pastor and internationally-known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy, religious tolerance and a Lyons resident, Paula Stone Williams, who will discuss her new book, As a Woman: What I Learned about Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned. A moving and unforgettable memoir of a transgender pastor’s journey from despair to joy as she transitioned from male to female and learned about gender inequity, at home and in the workplace. This will be a free, ticketed event. Click here for tickets.
June 24, 6:30-8 p.m. Tales and Cocktails==Local singer/songwriter Joe Kuckla will share songs and tall tales, and Spirit Hound’s Amanda Engelhorn will be mixing-up two signature cocktails for the evening. See their web page for more information. == Currently it is SOLD OUT, but you can get on the WAIT LIST. Register.
June 25-26 Boulder International Film Festival
June 26 – no Good Old Days due to pandemic. See above Artisan Market as a “replacement.”
June 26, 1- 3:30 p.m. – Lyons Fire Protection District welcomes the local community and neighboring agencies to an Open House. Come meet our new Fire Chief Peter Zick, enjoy some food and drinks, and get a “hot shot” photo of your pet with a fire truck! We’ll have live local music with Joe Kuckla. And local photographer Kristina Rusch will be taking JPG file photos of your pets with a fire truck, which you’ll then have emailed to you. Time slots for “hot shots” will be in 15 minute increments. Please click on the link below to reserve a “hot shot” photo spot for June 26th!
June 26 – 27: One of the biggest Pridefest events in the United States is in Denver. This year, Denver’s Pridefest will features both virtual and in person events. The parade will be virtual and shared on Sunday, plus there will be an in-person and virtual 5K Pride Run on Saturday, and Pride Hubs at various locations in Denver on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, a schedule and map of events, visit www.denverpride.org.
June 29 Lyons Chamber Social – at Pizza Bar 66 / sponsored by Pizza Bar and Baer Forestry. (see EDITOR’s notes for more details, or go to the Chamber web page).
SANDSTONE CONCERTS – July 1, weekly live-music in Sandstone Park – Thursdays to August 12 (7 in all). See full article in Lyons Recorder. (free)
July 1, 2, 3 (not the 4th) GARAGE SALE in PINEWOOD SPRINGS! Mark your calendars and see the treasures they have hidden in their lovely homes! (home open minimum from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., some may be longer; watch for signs)
July 7- to 29 Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Pencil Drawing at Estes Park Rec Center: Lauren Pavlish, just sent info about a class you won’t want to miss: DRAWING 101 WITH MICHAEL YOUNG! If you don’t already know Michael, he’s the creative genius behind the “Catch the Glow” parade, as well as the creator of numerous murals around town. Michael will help you improve your sketching skills with projects ranging from still life to portraits. The class will run in the lower level of the Community Center. The $65 fee (all ages) includes your sketch book and pencils! Sign up here You must pay for day’s membership, also; contact Recreation dept. for more information.
July 8 – MENTAL WELLNESS GROUP SESSIONS in LYONS: *NEW* in-person! == Thursdays, starting July 8 at 10 p.m., lower level of Lyons Community Church. = Enhance relationships, develop distress tolerance & conflict resolution skills, assert personal needs in positive ways, learn mindfulness techniques, grow emotional intelligence & regulation. This will last several weeks, and will probably last two hours. Free. Email Cherie Maureaux at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. This is completely confidential. Ages 18 and up.
July 31 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Apple Valley Art Show – by Becky Jacobson – Join us for the 4th Annual Apple Valley Art Show! Featuring a whole bunch of new, exciting vendors, including blacksmithing demos, baked goods, mosaics, and lots, lots more! Tommy Boy Donuts will be here baking up fresh, hot donuts too. = 2136 Apple Valley Rd, Lyons (take the Apple valley bridge) == Local artists are encouraged to sign up for a booth space; Becky likes to keep prices low for new local artist to show their work and learn the in’s and out’s of having a booth. Nice shady location, lots of parking. (We are confirming if Todd will have his “Crapfest” the same day this year, and ending closer to 4 p.m.).
CAMERON PEAKS RESTORATION: There will be several opportunities for people to join in and help, beginning in JUNE. Mark your calendar. – ck. out their web page
June 19, 20, July 17,18, and August 14 and 15; 21 and 22.
The Cameron Peak Fire caused trail damage to over 100 miles of trails in the Canyon Lakes Ranger District. The public work days this year will consist mainly of removing downed trees from the trail so that the trail may be opened and be safe for the public. Some of the work will be physically challenging but much of the work can be done by anyone of generally good physical shape. PWV will provide all tools and crew leaders for each work crew. Further information will be provided for the specific work day, including trail location and other logistics.