Edition #52, September 9, 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: email@example.com
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 9, Thursday – SCRAP Metal and STYROFOAM Pickup!
September 10, Friday, 6 p.m. – Great Flood of 2013 Memorial – CANCELLED due to COVID getting worse, and restrictions by Boulder County Health. — Go to the Redstone Museum to see flood exhibits and many books and media for sale. See our ARTICLE this week on the history of the flood… and details on how Bohn Park was reconstructed, covering 2016 to 2021.
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 addressing the personal memories, and honoring those who died. This includes info on events taking place across Colorado, and ways you can donate.
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. You must be a local 501c3 nonprofit.
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! — See our Article on Great Great Grandma Maxine who has 34 “kids”!
September 14t at 5:15 – 7:15 pm – Flatirons Loop History Hike – Follow naturalist Suzanne Michot along trails beneath the Flatirons, where you will be close enough to touch these famous rocks! We’ll hike a loop, which will include going to the base of the Third Flatiron. There will be stops along the way to discover the history, traditions and geology of this special area. Miles: at least 3. Elevation gain: at least 700 feet. Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots and bring water, a snack & rain gear. Rain Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021. $20 or for Historic Boulder member $10 (renew your membership)
September 15th 6 – 9 p.m. – Race, Racism, and How to be an Anti-Racist Ally with Regan Byrd – at Lyons Regional Library – UPDATE: 9/10/21-This will be virtual, due to COVID restrictions, and those Registered will get a link emailed to them. /// 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 two different youth age groups. See the library web page for more information. (NOTE: check with the library in case COVID restrictions change things).
September 16 – The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association will hold their annual Potluck and meeting on Sept. 16th, at 12:45 p.m., 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. St. Vrain Valley covers: COUNTIES: Boulder; Weld-west-of-Platte-River; and Larimer-south-of-Poudre-River. ===Call Judy 303-444-1104 or firstname.lastname@example.org if more information is needed. or to check for cancellation due to COVID. There will be a short business meeting. After the meal, pioneers can tell their family stories.
September 17 – MEOW WOLF opens in Denver
September 18 – Art Trading Cards, 12:30 p.m., at the library. (see our article) Be prepared to meet outside on the library patio.
September 18 and 19 – Town of Lyons Tree Limb/Slash Drop-off Event – Residential Use ONLY; new location. See our ARTICLE this week.
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 28 – National Voter Registration Day
**Thank you to National-Day-Today (NationalToday.com) for information on the holidays posted above. **