Edition #50, August 26, 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===
*NEW* celebrate the National Park Service’s 105th birthday – officially on August 25, 2021 == but events for the MONTH of August! National parks across the country will be hosting in-park programs and virtual experiences. Entrance fees are also waived for everyone to come out to enjoy their national parks! Also check the calendar of events on this page to find in-person and virtual programs hosted by national parks.
== 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
*NEW* Beginning next Tuesday, August 31st, we will be meeting in LaVern Johnson Park every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 – 10 am. On Tuesdays we do circuit training, alternating between 1 minute aerobic exercises, 1 minute exercises with hand weights, and some balance work. On Thursdays we start out with a 30 minute walk in the park and surrounding areas. Both classes end with some gentle yoga. This class is FREE for seniors and parking is also free at the park during the class. Contact LRamsey@townoflyons.com if you have questions.
See our Article 8/12/21 on FARMERS MARKETS – Longmont, Boulder, Berthoud and Estes Park.
****SENIORS**** See AUGUST 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
*TODAY THURSDAY 8/26*
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. FINAL concert for season.
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.
*REST OF WEEK*
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. HOOTENANNY 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! FOUR food trucks, with mostly kid-friendly foods, for purchase. Event is free but a $5 parking donation is requested. (or walk to the event; there is an island in the middle of hwy 36 you can cross over on)
Saturday, Aug 28 | 7 am Bohn Park, Venus de Miles Bike Ride. This race is Colorado’s original and largest all-women’s bike ride. The event is organized by and benefits Greenhouse Scholars, an educational nonprofit and a diverse community of leaders working together to ensure people of all backgrounds can live a life of their choosing. *New* this year, the event will start and end in Lyons, at Bohn Park . The riders will start from Bohn Park early on Saturday morning! It will be busy in and around 2nd Ave and Bohn Park for the start and during the day as riders finish. Come out and join the fun!
Sunday, Aug 29 | 12 – 3 pm -Watershed Day. The Festival, takes place in LaVern Johnson Park on Sunday, August 29th. It aims to engage Front Range communities in learning about watershed health and recovery through events that support water education, outreach, and innovation. Fun for all ages with booths, music, dancing, games, freebies, and free snow cones for the first 200 people! Hands-on experiences will raise awareness and provide connections about the health and recovery of watersheds and forests in Colorado. Learn more!
September 1, 3-4:30pm, Lyons Library – KIDS – Join us for an a-MAZE-ing activity using your creative problem solving and decision-making skills! We will design and create a tabletop maze using upcycled materials and foam balls.
*IN COMING WEEKS*
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 –Music — 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 10-12, 2021 -5p.m. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – Long’s Peak Scottish-Irish Festival, Estes Park
September 11th — “9/11” — 20 year Anniversary of the terrorists crashing planes into the World Trade Center. Take a quiet moment and say a prayer. We will have an article in next week’s edition.
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 17 – MEOW WOLF opens in Denver
September 20, 1-2 p.m. (zoom) – BOULDER COUNTY AGING/ NUTRITION is offering FRESH CONVERSATIONS with a different nutrition/health topic being discussed each time. Any Coloradoan 60 years old or older can participate in the meetings, especially those who are interested in positively transforming their personal health. Contact Patti Murphy, Registered Dietitian with Boulder Aging at email@example.com or (303) 441-4710. === Sept 20th we take a closer look at alcohol intake recommendations and health effects.” Contact Patti for a link to the registration page.
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 24 – Greenwood Rehabilitation Center: Annual Fundraiser – go here for more details: www.greenwoodwildnight.com
September 28 – National Voter Registration Day
**Thank you to National-Day-Today (NationalToday.com) for information on the holidays posted above. **