Edition #51, September 2, 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
DIG DAYS – last one scheduled was in August
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 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(next one due in September)
Library Programs (call library to confirm):
==Busy Readers Club (adults)
==Teen Book Boxes (grades 6-12)free stuff
==Storytime Tuesdays 10:30
==Word Wednesdays Writing Group
September 4, Friday, Community BBQ on High School Football field is back $6 (seniors and kids $5) for a plate of freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sides & desserts. Support your team. Note, BBQ 5-7pm, stay for game 7pm =** use South Parking Lot Gate. North Gate will be closed due to construction equipment.
September 4, 5 p.m. – SpiritHound 3rd Annual Community Pig Roast is back. Saturday at 5 p.m. Buy full or half plates. Live music. After last year’s hiatus, we’re excited to bring back our annual end-of-summer pig roast & bbq. As in years past, our friends from Jacaranda will be cooking and serving, and The 89s will be rocking the backyard with “songs from the road, basement and rooftops.” Music kicks off at 5 pm and food service starts at 5:30. Unlike in years past, Jacaranda will be offering other options in addition to pork, including beef ribs, smoked chicken, and smoked cauliflower. All service and activities will be outside, in Spirit Hound’s beautiful backyard!
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. DONATE to one of our great local Charities! which in turn will help make our Town that much more wonderful!
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. == REMEMBER GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED & Town Hall meetings delayed.
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!
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 7 – Town Board Meeting (delayed one day, due to Holiday)
September 8, 6:30-8 p.m. in Lyons Library. Prescribed Burn Community Meeting for Hall Ranch Open Space. It is scheduled to occur between Sept 19 and November 20, weather permitting. Hall Ranch will be closed during active ignition days. This is part of the Nelson Loop Prescribed Burn Project, a five-year plan to treat 853 acres with a goal of burning up to 350 acres per year.
September 9, Thursday – SCRAP Metal and STYROFOAM Pickup! 9 a.m. A request should be submitted to lyonsvolunteers.org The Styrofoam must be HARD..rigid.. (not the kind you get at restaurants) We appreciate your participation in this effort to divert materials from the land fill. For more details, go to our ARTICLE.
September 10, Friday, 6 p.m. – Great Flood of 2013 Memorial – **CANCELLED**DUE TO COVID, update 9/8/21 == 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, both of honoring personal memories, and ways you can help, or participate in ceremonies.
September 11, 4-8p.m., Longmont Art Walk, and 150 years celebration. ART – PERFORMANCES –2 stages of live music INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES –for kids and adults REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Visit www.firehouseart.org/artwalk-longmont for more information and to register.
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. (UPDATE 9/10/21 – due to COVID restrictions, this will be online. Registered people will be sent a link.)
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 two different youth age groups. See the library web page for more information. (UPDATE: check with the library for new COVID restrictions 9/10/21)
September 17 – MEOW WOLF opens in Denver
September 18 – Art Trading Cards, 12:30 p.m., at the library. (see our article)
September 18 and 19 – Town of Lyons Tree Limb/Slash Drop-off Event – Residential Use ONLY; new location. See our ARTICLE this week.
September 19 – 4:30-7:30 p.m. Lyons Community Farm Project fundraiser. Located on the land that we will transform into a food forest! See it before and after! Live music by: Saoirse Watters, Shaela Noella, and Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra! Food from Boulder’s FED Food truck (including a kid’s option) is provided with event entry ticket! Tickets: https://lyons-community-farm-project.square.site/ We will also be offering a brief presentation of our project and all of the ways you can get involved!
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 20 – Town Board Meeting
September 20 – HIGHWAY 7 CLOSED till MEMORIAL DAY, with short morning and evening one-lane openings. See our article for more information.
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 23, 4-5 p.m. Discovering Archaeology: Digging into the Past, at Lyons Regional Library. (all ages, 7 and up) Learn how Archaeologists study clues from the past to see how ancient civilizations lived. Experience replicas of ancient artifacts on loan from the Colorado State Library and create your very own petroglyph to take home. Also complete a “shoebox dig” to see what future archaeologists will discover about us!
September 24, Lyons Elementary School Annual Jogathon will be held on September 24th, and students will have until Friday, October 1st at 3:30p.m. to submit the donations and pledges they’ve collected for our school! Please support your Lyons students as best you can as this is the PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year; and the money raised makes a HUGE difference for the whole LES community. You may have a student coming to you asking for a pledge; or Online donations can be submitted via this link. Be sure you specify the student’s name; but you don’t have to list one, if you don’t know one. They may come knocking on your door, though! https://tinyurl.com/jogathon2021
September 24 – Greenwood Rehabilitation Center: Annual Fundraiser – go here for more details: www.greenwoodwildnight.com
September 26 – The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association will hold their annual Potluck and meeting on Sept. 16th, at 12:45am, at the Hygiene Methodist Hall. All Pioneers of the St. Vrain Valley that came before 1880’s are urged to attend. But this year, non-pioneer guests are also invited.
September 28 – National Voter Registration Day
**Thank you to National-Day-Today (NationalToday.com) for information on the holidays posted above. **