Edition #49, August 19, 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===
== 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, Art Fair, …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.
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 6:30-8:30 p.m.; plus one “raindate” August 26. See full article WITH DATES AND DESCRIPTION OF ACTS in Lyons Recorder. (free)
August 19 – Sandstone free concert in Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Elbow Brothers …The twangier side of Rock and Roll. Originals and covers.
Check out the Town of Lyons fall classes. This includes women’s mtn biking, and girls soft ball. — Women’s Mountain Biking offers Lyons’ own former Olympian Ann Trombley– She is back with another fun series. This class is for those with a bit of experience. // Girls Softball has different age groups: 10 and under; and 5 to 8 years old. REGISTER NOW!
New – August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
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. This is now on a ”waiting list.” Contact Lisa Ramsey LRamsey@townoflyons.com See JULY SENIOR NEWS for many more details.
August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day Do you have an elderly person in your life that you love and appreciate? National Senior Citizens Day, August 21, is the day to let them know how much you care and it’s an opportunity to recognize their accomplishments. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed this holiday to raise awareness about issues that affect senior citizens and their quality of life.
August 26 – this is the RAIN DATE for 7/1-Dechen Hawk’s band 6:30-8:30 p.m. – This concert was rained out.
August 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m. VIRTUAL: Dr. Susan Anderson, or “Doc Susie,” was the first woman doctor in Fraser, Colorado. She arrived in 1907 and practiced medicine until 1956. Learn about her struggles, challenges and triumphs in treating the lumberjacks, ranchers and railroaders. She saw many changes over the years. Register by August 24; link will be emailed the day before.
August 26- Women’s Equality Day – https://nationaltoday.com/womens-equality-day/ celebrated every August 26, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the U.S. and reminds us of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.
August 26, Wednesday, 6-9 p.m., River Bend. — IDEA WILD — this will be a wonderful evening on the river and learn about biodiversity and many various projects and scientists from countries worldwide. This event is a fundraiser for IDEA WILD. ==IDEA WILD works to equip, empower and activate the world’s most promising environmental leaders to grow and strengthen the movement to conserve the planet’s biodiversity. It accomplishes this mission by providing small equipment grants to conservation professionals around the world. These equipment grants advance biological research, conservation education, community outreach, conservation management, field training, and professional development in areas where it is needed most. Our collective future depends on it. Sponsored by the Farmette at River Bend, NOT at their Farm. Donation $60 = Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served.
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 & LCF = 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.
September 5 – International Charity Day – originally only meant to commemorate Mother Teresa’s death, the date became International Day of Charity in 2012 when the UN declared it an international holiday.
September 5, 10 a.m. – 12 noon – Come and enjoy 9 year old James Brighton perform on the drums, with his dad, Ian, at the Stone Cup! He’s been practicing all year, during covid, and has become quite a good drummer!
September 6 – Labor Day! Honor all the people who labor for the greater good! On the first Monday in September, we take the day off to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the American worker’s contributions to our country.
September 6, National Read a Book Day. – This holiday is said to have started in the US, but the history of it is vague. But why not celebrate the Labor Day weekend by reading a book! See our ARTICLE 9/2/21 on some books written by CO locals!
September 6-8 – Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, will be celebrated this year from sundown on September 6 through sundown on September 8. As of 2021, the two-day celebration marks the start of the year 5781 on the Jewish calendar.
September 10, Friday, 6 p.m. – Great Flood of 2013 Memorial – Come and share your stories, or listen to other people tell about this horrible day when Lyons got flooded, and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. A good way to find commaraderie and remember, with a caring friend by your side. We’ll also talk about the successes, including rebuilding our two wonderful parks. Meet at LaVern Johnson Park at 6 p.m. – bring some snacks and a beverage, and relax. See some photos, and books from the Flood. Hosted by the Lyons Historical Society. (rain or shine)
September 11, 2021 – due date for grants –
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) Applications for Community Support Grants are available to all local non-profit organizations. You can apply online now; and due on September 11, 2021. These grants are available only once per. Electronic submissions are required; granting information and applications are available at lyonscf.org . This year, $35,000 will be made available to deserving recipients.
September 12, Grandparents Day. While this is not widely celebrated, it’s always a good reason to do something special for them! Even a greeting card with sincere words will bring sunshine to granny and gramps day!
September 15th 6 – 9 p.m. – Race, Racism, and How to be an Anti-Racist Ally with Regan Byrd – at Lyons Regional Library – Workshop with Anti-Oppression consultant Regan Byrd. –We’ll consider: How did racism emerge as a such a pervasive social structure in the U.S.? What is the reality of “race”? Why do so many people still have erroneous beliefs about race’s influence on our destinies? Join this training to learn a brief history of racial classification in the U.S., how it influences our mistaken perception of race today, and its implications for anti-racist work in the future.
September 15 – Yom Kippur – Otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day in Judaism. The holiday lasts approximately 25 hours and is typically observed with fasting and prayer in alignment with the themes of atonement and repentance. On Yom Kippur, people observing the holiday are asked to abstain from food and drink, and are encouraged to spend the day asking God’s forgiveness for their sins and donating to charity.
September 16 – 12 to 1 p.m. –TECH CLASS = 4 week workshop offered by Lyons Library: free online photo editing software; an overview of cloud storage options; how to set up an Etsy shop online; the nuts and bolts of creating your own website. Space is limited. Please RSVP for the first class here: REGISTER
Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours.== The first session will be Thursday, September 16, Phone: (303) 823-5165 Website: https://lyons.colibraries.org/ NOTE: this class is aimed at adults. Dana will be doing a 2nd coding class for youth again in late September TBD.
September 21 – International Day of Peace: In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly declared this as International Day of Peace. The purpose of the day is to strengthen the ideals of peace around the world. What will you do to signify your support of the Day?
September 28 – National Voter Registration Day
**Thank you to National-Day-Today (NationalToday.com) for information on the holidays posted above. **