Edition #46, July 27, 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.
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. Or get on their email list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyons DIG Days: (Dandy Lyons) pull weeds in LaVern Johnson Park: held the first Friday of each month, at 9:45 a.m.
MUSIC & FUN:
Contact these restaurants in Lyons for more information about music, and fun activities like, trivia, Poker Wednesday, acoustic jam sessions, Karaoke Friday, Open Mike, …and, of course, LIVE MUSIC! and more being offered this summer — as they are able to hire more staff, more things will be added — The Stone Cup, Mojo Taqueria, Pizza Bar 66, A-Lodge Lyons (coming soon), Oskar Blues Bar and Grill and Main Stage Brewing.
===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.
****The Perseid meteor shower is a yearly event viewable in the months of July and August. The Perseids were first visible beginning July 14, but will last through August 24. The peak is expected around August 11-13. – Sometimes with clear skies you can see it starting at 10 a.m., but most people view it at about 2 a.m. or later. There can be as many as 100 per hour, but be patient!
===THIS WEEK===July 29 - August 4
****SENIORS**** See JULY SENIOR NEWS for MANY more events, talks and activities! A new one is published at the end of each month.
SEE OUR ARTICLE THIS WEEK.
==Busy Readers Club (adults)
==Teen Book Boxes (grades 6-12)free stuff
==Storytime Tuesdays 10:30
==SUMMER READING CLUB – all ages – prizes
==Word Wednesdays Writing Group
SANDSTONE CONCERTS – Beginning July 1, weekly live-music in Sandstone Park – Thursdays – to August 12 (7 in all); plus add on any “raindates” See full article WITH DATES AND DESCRIPTOIN OF ACTS in Lyons Recorder. (free)
July 29, 10 a.m.-noon -SENIOR WILDLIFE WALK: Near Nederland. Location provided when registered.–Join volunteer naturalists for an easy hike through the diverse landscape and forest in the montane life zone. We will explore this area’s unique geology and mining history, as well as watch for wildflowers and signs of wildlife. Registration required. Register here.
July 31 – LYONS CLASS REUNION Years ‘88 thru ‘93 — held by CLASS of ’91 — – July 31, 2021 – 11am to 5 p.m. — Sounds like a picnic during the day and BBQ in the evening. It is at 5316 Ute Circle, GREELEY, CO. — Call Rachealle Schilling-Gamache at (760) 626-7203 (or DM her) to *RSVP* rsvp and get more information on what’s going on!! It is at HER HOUSE. Bring a side dish or donate to the pot.
July 31 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Apple Valley Art Show – by Becky Jacobson -and- Todd’s Crapfest – 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.
July 31 – JUDGE BEST FLOWERS – free – Colorado State University invites the public to choose their favorite flowers from this year’s blooms during Consumer Day on Saturday, July 31 at the 3 acre CSU Flower Trial Garden. The free morning event is a perfect family-friendly, educational summer activity. No registration is required. Folks can visit the Trial Garden at 1401 Remington St. in Fort Collins from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 31 to view and judge more than 1,300 varieties of flowers. Get started at the gazebo where CSU horticulture experts will be available to answer your questions. Guided 30-minute tours will take place at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m Refreshments and door prizes. Web site: http://flowertrials.colostate.edu/
August 3 – 3 p.m. – Walt Self Senior Center Re-Opening Celebration of the Senior Lunch Program. Brought to you by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, this event will have music, prizes, great food and fun! Pre-order lunch at 303-441-1415. See EDITOR’s NOTES for more details, or Senior News (Due to new COVID requirements, the Center may have additional restrictions; stay tuned)
August 3 – 6 – 9 p.m. Bohn Park — National Night Out — POLICE EVENT — The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office invites the public to join them and your neighbors on Aug. 3 for an evening of community building. National Night Out is designed to help increase awareness of crime prevention, strengthen neighborhood spirit and partner with local law enforcement and first responders.====
The Lyons location will have free food, emergency vehicles, first responders, fire departments, safety demonstrations, local vendors and children’s activities. These are free family-friendly events that are fun for all ages. All are welcome to attend!====
Also, Flight for Life is hoping to land their helicopter on the field around 6 pm, if they are available.
August 3, 6 p.m. – HWY 7 Construction MEETING – attend a virtual meeting with the CO Dept of Transportation about the road closures on Hwy 7 – from Sept. to May 2022! See our article for a copy of the map, and the details of what will be ‘’fixed”. Registration for the meeting is required.
August 4, 3-4p.m. “Return to Normal, hesitancy” As the COVID-19 Pandemic transitions into a new phase, vaccine distribution, many people are facing new questions and stressors associated with living in a partially-vaccinated world and moving beyond the Covid-cautious habits we’ve picked up during the pandemic. In this presentation, we will discuss (and normalize!) return to normal hesitancy, and discuss positive ways to cope with this new pandemic reaction. (by Mental Health Partners, free)
August 5-6 – Little Lions Football=Skills Camp =(all players welcome from K-8) at Lyons High School Field, 9a.m.-11a.m. both days = Put on by Lyons High School Coaching Staff and Players; Fundamentals and Fun. $20.00/attendee. Tee shirt Included. Bring water, workout gear, cleats, and a snack. For more info or have questions contact Coach Yantzer at email@example.com = Registration Form link
August 6, 7, 8 – Lyons FOLK FESTIVAL (Planet Bluegrass) 3 days of famous singers coming to town, including workshops during the week. Tickets still left. See line up and buy tix here https://bluegrass.com/folks/lineup/main-stage
August 9 – Branches and Tree Limb Pick up for LYONS RESIDENTS ONLY. Have it out by 6 a.m. – All customers must have it in front of their homes NEXT to the street, neatly stacked, and 6″ diameter or less. See Town eblast or web site for more details.
August 9 – 1-2 p.m. Fresh Conversations. Register here. During this month’s Fresh Conversations, we will be talking about what influences people to choose the foods they do, how we can make healthier choices and what information to focus on when reading labels on food packages.(offered by Nutritionist at Boulder Aging Patti Murphy)
August 13, Bohn Park, Lights Out Lyons: Stargazing Event –residents and businesses are encouraged to go “lights out” in support of dark sky awareness and stargazing appreciation. Lights Out Lyons is a dark sky event timed during one of the peak viewing nights of the Perseids meteor shower and a waxing (low light) crescent phase of the moon. Bohn Park (Shelter) in Lyons, Colorado will be the meeting point for guided talks and stargazing.
SUNRISE STAMPEDE / RACE / FUNDRAISER:
August 12, 2021 to August 15, 2021 – Virtual Race
August 14, 2021 – In-Person Race at Silver Creek High School
The Sunrise Stampede 5K is a family-oriented run/walk that has raised $250,000+ for student programs in the St. Vrain Valley School District. All net proceeds support Teacher Innovation Grants for students with special needs. These grants are awarded to teachers who have innovative ideas to enhance learning for students. Help us continue a community tradition and support our students.====In 2021=== will be a 5K run/walk with a 1 mile fun run. === will also be offering a virtual race for those who want to participate, but are out of state or not able to join us the day of the race.
August 20 – Town of Lyons Senior Bus Trip === Denver Museum of Science and Nature== The Town of Lyons is sponsoring a bus trip for Lyons seniors 55 and over. The bus is free; you pay a discount price for ticket to museum and IMAX movie and ‘’special summer exhibit.”. Contact Lisa Ramsey, as soon as possible to register and pay: LRamsey@townoflyons.com See JULY SENIOR NEWS for many more details.
August 26 – this is the RAIN DATE for 7/1-Dechen Hawk’s band – This concert was rained out, and will be performed on August 26.
CAMERON PEAKS RESTORATION: web page
July 17,18, and August 14 and 15; 21 and 22.