Edition #41, June 24, 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 JUNE 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 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 28, 6-7:30 p.m. UFO talk – Estes Park library – Join author Richard Estep. a paramedic and paranormal investigator who hails from Great Britain, and currently makes his home in the United States. His work features on the TV series “Haunted Case Files,” and more. Colorado UFOs with author Richard Estep Are we alone? Estep explores our state’s “close encounters”.
June 29 Lyons Chamber Social – Lyons Chamber will have its first SOCIAL at Pizza Bar 66. It is sponsored by Pizza Bar and Baer Forestry. Social, network, small appetizers, drinks. Pay your dues now; or ask about joining. == They are looking for a new Administrator; Erin is leaving; thanks for your three years of good work, Erin!
June 30, 12:00 p.m.—for Professional Artists – Speaker on advocating for arts, culture and creative industries in Colorado. Free program, virtual. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 1st- 6:30 p.m. – First Summer Concert in Park – PLUS PROGRAM:
— Sandstone Park — Free —
==7:15pm-“Welcome” by Mayor Nick Angelo and Town of Lyons;
Program by Lyons Historical Society:
==Crown Mr\Mrs Good Old Days – Crystal White; and Dave Cosgrove who has been Parks Director for 30 years.
==Recognize 2021 High School Graduates whose families are Pioneers (been in the school area 40 years and more-Katlyn Enny (Boone) Tala Moe (French); Monte Pickering (Steele); and Luis Vasquez)
==The Dechen Hawk Band plays – till 8:30pm- See you there!
Bring a blanket or chair, water and snacks.
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 email@example.com to reserve your spot. This is completely confidential. Ages 18 and up.
July 28 – 4 p.m. – Professional Artist Forum: Running Your Art Business in Our New Normal. As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons, artists are faced with a new set of opportunities and challenges to their art businesses. How do we physically reconnect /and/ continue organizing, managing and marketing our art businesses in the new hybrid lifestyle many of us have built? — Elysian McNiff Koglmeier of Artwork Archive will talk about tools and strategies to continue running your art business with ease whether that’s online, in-person or a hybrid of the two. Free program, virtual. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: web page
June 19, 20, July 17,18, and August 14 and 15; 21 and 22.