Edition #47, August 5, 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===
==FINAL WEEK TO SIGN UP! “Open Enrollment” normally runs February 8 thru May 15 – but was *EXTENDED* to August 15 – HEALTH CARE INSURANCE — anyone not currently enrolled in a healthcare plan can shop for 2021 coverage: Connect for Health Colorado
== The Town of Lyons summer classes 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 lunch at the Lyons Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 60 and up). You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to place an order (303) 441-1415. Donation of $3 suggested. (Guests pay $8.25) *NEW* Either order a carry out box, or come in and socialize and meet other seniors!
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! *** See 8/5/21 article for more details *** Lyons is having a “DARK NIGHT” event. See more below.
See our Article 8/12/21 on FARMERS MARKETS – Longmont, Boulder, Berthoud and Estes Park.
****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 July ARTICLE
Library Programs (call library, as some of these will be ending in August):
==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 – weekly live-music in Sandstone Park – Thursdays – to August 12; plus one “raindate” August 26. See full article WITH DATES AND DESCRIPTION OF ACTS in Lyons Recorder. (free)
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 7, 7-2 a.m. – Ironman Boulder Bike Race: Boulder County Sheriff, Colorado State Patrol, and the volunteer traffic marshals will be guiding traffic. The bike course will pass near Lyons on northbound US-36 and along State Highway 66 between the hours of 7 am and 2 pm. Alternate routes are advised. If you’dlike to cheer them on, go to: Course maps and detours are posted on the Boulder County website .
August 9 – Branches and Tree Limb Pick up for LYONS RESIDENTS ONLY. Have it out by 7 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 (Seniors) 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 10 – 8-10 p.m., High Country Night Hike–Natural History – All Ages Welcome = sponsored by Boulder County Parks and Open Space==Join volunteer naturalists to explore open space under cover of darkness! We’ll hike about one mile round-trip on easy trails, enjoying the starlight, listening for night sounds, and learning about the nocturnal habits of the wildlife that live here. Bring water, closed-toe hiking shoes/boots, a flashlight, and your night vision. All ages are welcome. REGISTER
August 12-13 – Prime time to see the Plesaides Meteor Shower – See our ARTICLE with both an explanation of the event; and suggested ‘best time to watch.’
August 12, Thursday, 7 p.m. – Whites and Racial Justice, a series presented by CO Humanties. Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler will facilitate a conversation with journalist and author Helen Thorpe and former Colorado State Senator Michael “Mike” Johnston of Gary Investments about what Whites can do to support racial justice. The panelists will also respond live to questions and comments from online participants.
August 12 – Sandstone free concert in Park – Blue Canyon Boys– high-octane local bluegrass band
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. (Rain Date: Friday, August 20) • 8:30 pm stargazing talk in Bohn Park, 9-10 p.m., acoustic music • Stargazing to happen dark to sunrise with peak viewing after midnight until dawn
August 14, 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. Astronomy: Wish Upon a Falling Meteor – Natural History – sponsored by Boulder County Parks and Open Space==Enjoy a starlight night at the height of the Perseid Meteor Shower. A brief program about meteors–what they are, where they come from, and when to see them–will take place at the picnic shelter at this north Boulder County open space, followed by stargazing with telescopes, provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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 19 – Sandstone free concert in Park – Elbow Brothers …The twangier side of Rock and Roll.
\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.
August 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – High Country Hike for Seniors – Bo Co Parks and Open Space – Join volunteer naturalists for an easy hike in the high country to explore this area’s unique geology, beautiful wildflowers, as well as history and wildlife. – there currently is a WAIT LIST – REGISTER
August 29, 3 – 8 p.m. HOOTNANEY at River Bend, Benefit for LEAF = This family friendly event/fundraiser will have all sorts of wonderful activities such as live music, live dance performances, family fun zone, a corn hole tournament and a silent auction. We even hope to have a rubber ducky race. Entrance to this community event is FREE! Food and drink will be available for purchase.
CAMERON PEAKS RESTORATION: web page
continuing: August 14 and 15; 21 and 22.
Back to School Calendar
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DATES
August 17 – 1st day of school for 1st to 5th grades
Pre-K orientation day August 18/ 1st day August 19
Kindergarten transition day, 8 a.m. August 16 / 1st day August 19
Elementary School – New Student Orientation TBD time /August 16
Individual School Photos, August 30
No School, Labor Day, September 6
HIGH SCHOOL DATES
- Monday, August 9th (6th Grade Orientation: 9AM to 11AM and 3PM to 5PM)
- Monday, August 16th (New Student/Family Open House: 3PM to 5PM)
- Tuesday, August 17th (First Day of School for Grades 6-8)
- Tuesday, August 17th (First Day of School for 9th Grade/Orientation)
- Wednesday, August 18th (First Day of School for Grades 10-12)