Year 2 = Edition #7, November 4, 2021
This Week’s Events, Entertainment, Deadlines, Including the date it’s happening.
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, farm-to-table meals, trivia night …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 (no music yet) and Main Stage Brewing.
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
Tuesday and Thursday – 12 noon – 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) 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 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., free, LaVern Johnson Park. Free. For Lyons seniors 55+ === Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com for details. === *NEW* Message from coordinator Lisa: With the drop in temperatures we are taking steps to stay warm. Our class will now be meeting at the Walt Self basement entrance (on the alley side of the building) every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30 am. If the weather’s nice we’ll grab our hand weights and head outside to exercise or we’ll do a walk before heading inside for stretching and yoga. If it’s gloomy out we’ll exercise inside. Masks are required inside the building. (SEE ALSO details about (1) knitting class (2) senior bus trip to dinner-theater (3) Thanksgiving party after lunch)
****SENIORS**** See NOVEMBER SENIOR NEWS for MANY more events, talks and activities! We have switched the publishing date to the first week of each month, which will fit in better with the announcements contained in it.
November 1 – January 15: AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE — Open Enrollment begins, for year 2022. Quality plans are more affordable now than ever, with many no-cost and low-cost options available. Go here to learn more about the plans: Sign up by Dec 15th for coverage that starts in 2020. Financial help to lower your monthly premiums is available for Coloradans with qualifying incomes. Connect for Health Colorado
November 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Word Wednesday at Lyons Library, for writers. Register. On Zoom.
November 3, 2:30 – 4:30p.m. – Mental Health Partners, free consolation, twice monthly. Drop in. Lyons Library.
November 4(?) = FREE STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS offered by LEAF: National Stress Awareness Day was this week! Keep in mind the three basic tenants of managing stress: Sleep Hygiene, Mindful Eating, and Movement. When we are intentional in these areas, we set the stage for healthy living in the body and mind. Classes to manage Holiday Stressors begin THIS Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm at the Lyons Community Church. They usually allow people to join in the 2nd week of classes, so don’t give up — contact Cherie Maureaux at email@example.com to sign up for the 6 week program, or for any questions about mental health. All conversations are confidential.
November 4 – Community Church & KKK – rededication of sacred space (see ARTICLE)
November 4 – 6 p.m. – Book Sale & Annual meeting of Friends of the Lyons Library=== Starting on THURSDAY 6-7:30pm / meeting 7-7:15pm. Plus “musical cupcakes game” for kids at 6 pm. Book sale open to public. ===SALE at library continues: FRIDAY 10 – 5 p.m. and SATURDAY 10 to 2 p.m. – go to www.lyons.colibraries.org and click on SUPPORT tab for more information about what the Friends of the Library do. Most books are priced $1-2. (No book donations needed)
November 4 – 4:30 – 6 p.m., Model (kits) building, directed by Sonny Smith, is back and will be the first Thursday of every month: at the Lyons Community Library (sponsored by the Lyons Community Church). Free. Model kits provided. (this announcement will not be repeated for weeks on end. Go to our web page calendar to see dates of all repeated classes).
November 5 – Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos – Many Front Range cities are having events.
November 5 – 6-9 p.m., ART SHOW OPENING at SolHawk, 401 Main Street, Lyons. Android Jones – described as a “digital painter.” He has an immense body of work and known for his many layered psychedelic works and live performances. He has participated in the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Tour, and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. A long-time member of Burning Man community. See SolHawk’s facebook or web page for more details. Free.
November 5 – deadline for vendors to sign up for Holiday/ Artisan Market (on December 4 & 5), at the Elementary School Gym. Fee: $75 to 85. Full refunds (minus the online processing fee) will be offered if the event is canceled due to Covid-19.
November 5 – DENVER AREA – 1st Friday Art Walk. See link for more details. Explore Denver’s 8 creative neighborhoods, meet local artists and find original artwork on sale (see below for Nov. 6th – 13 free museums)
November 5, 7p.m. -A Guide to COLORADO SONGS == Join CU professor Laurie Sampsel as she explores Colorado’s positives and negatives through music.== Colorado has inspired hundreds of composers, lyricists, and performers. Their songs focus on the natural beauty of the mountains, explore our history, are used to cheer on the crowds at CU, and more. This tour includes twenty songs in a variety of styles and genres, dating from the late nineteenth century to today. They both reflect and define what it means to live in the Centennial State. This presentation explores both Colorado’s positives and negatives through music. From folk songs to rap, from country to rock, from opera to pop, this guided tour of Colorado songs offers something for everyone. ==SPONSORED by Boulder Museum / Location: Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway, Boulder. – Tickets · $10 == www.eventbrite.com/e/a-guided-tour-of-colorado-songs-tickets-177604167847
November 5, 1-2:30 p.m. – Coping with the Holidays When You are Grieving – Please register in advance by calling 303-651-8411. The holidays can present challenges for those who are grieving a loss. Learning to trust your grief, restructure expectations, and understand how grief may be affecting family members can help you navigate what can be a challenging time. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the tools necessary to take good care of yourself during the winter holidays. This program is open to the bereaved as well as friends and family. Presented by staff of TRU Community Care Hospice.
November 6, 2021 – 13 FREE MUSEUMS in DENVER area == Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. FREE shuttles make it easy to explore all evening! Click here for a list of museums scheduled to participate, and may require advance registration and/or have capacity limitations. See the routes or download a printable map. PDF File. PLEASE CHECK WITH INDIVIDUAL MUSEUMS PRIOR TO YOUR VISIT.
November 6-7: Daylight savings time – ends for the season – Saturday/Sunday
November 6 – Veterans Day in downtown DENVER = 10 am to 3pm, Admission is free to the event, which also offers a music stage, family-friendly activities, military displays, vendors and a variety of local restaurants. (the 16th St mall ride and all traffic on the street will be closed for the event)
November 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. CHRISTMAS CRAFT GIFTS – The Lyons River Church (about a mile outside of Lyons, going toward Estes Park, on Hwy 36) Craft Faire is this Saturday with some local Artisans and Crafters donating some amazing items from wood works, to quilts, to pastries and more! 100% of the proceeds will go directly to fight human trafficking. More Information on our two ministries that are in the field rescuing victims will be available at the Faire. – The supply chain in stores will be difficult this year, but you can get unique items now!
November 6 YELLOW BARN on Foothills Highway is now an art and food venue = The Yellow Barn Art Initiative is pleased to announce a new event series: Art & Eat: Art Exhibition and Farm-to-Table Dinner in the historic Yellow Barn at 9417 N Foothills Hwy, on November 6 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Click their link to find out more.
November 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS CELEBRATION: Denver Botanic Gardens. Celebrate Day of the Dead with activities, Mercado, related events and programs. The Mercado showcases artist vendors from Colorado selling their Día de los Muertos original art pieces, prints, folk art, jewelry, t-shirt designs and more! This is the 10th anniversary of the Gardens’ celebration of the holiday and will include both onsite and offsite/virtual offerings.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
NOTE: LONGMONT – They celebrate October 8th. But they have an exhibit: Día de los Muertos Exhibition, October 9–November 7; free. The Día de los Muertos exhibition returns to the Museum’s Swan Atrium this fall featuring ofrendas (altars) built by community members and the work of Longmont artist, Mario Olvera. Olvera’s artistic lens has become an inseparable part of both his professional and personal life, beautifully woven into his endeavors as a visual artist, educator, youth mentor, Aztec dancer, and father. Using art as a vessel to foster self-acceptance and respect among marginalized populations, Mario has become an influential teacher in Longmont and the surrounding region.
November 6 – SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOLS: Saturday, November 6, 2021=5:30 pm In Person, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, or 7:30 pm Virtual Event at GalaLive.org === The St. Vrain Valley Gala is the signature event that benefits St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. This annual event brings together business and community partners to raise funds in support of students and teachers in St. Vrain Valley Schools.===In Person Event Tickets are $75/each until November 2nd at noon ==Virtual Event Registration is Free of Charge == includes Silent Auction and performance by students from St. Vrain schools.
November 6, 9 p.m. Lyons Library– ‘WRITING ABOUT COVID’ WORKSHOP – Twenty months into the pandemic, we all have stories about our Covid experiences. Through lockdown, masking, quarantine, illness, and recovery, Covid has forced us to face life in new ways. This workshop will facilitate writing in any genre or approach from fiction to memoir, humor to tragedy, or forgetting to remembering. You may even write about how you don’t want to write about the pandemic! Whatever your experience, join us to write the Covid stories you want to capture now. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-chronicles-a-pandemic-writing-workshop-tickets-180447632727
November 9, 6:30- 9 p.m. (on Zoom) –Anti-Oppression: Regan Byrd is coming back = Join this session to debrief and reflect on the Foundations of Anti-Racism and Allyship training, ask follow-up questions, and focus on next steps. Whether you attended the first session or not, you will deepen your understanding of oppression, privilege, and your role in combating racism as an ally. Workshop begins at 6:30pm via Zoom. Link will be sent out the morning of November 9th. Open to All. Register HERE and invite a friend to join! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anti-oppression-follow-up-session-with-regan-byrd-tickets-175536242627
November 11 – VETERANS DAY! We celebrate and honor you and those who have passed over. == Most government, libraries and post offices are closed.
November 11, 6:30 p.m. (new time) == Equity in Public Schools (Porch Talk: Hosted by Lyons Elementary PTO) Equity in public schools impacts all of us. The St.Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) recognizes the importance of an ongoing commitment to equity for all students. Learn about how SVVSD implements equity structures and practices to impact student safety, well-being, learning, and achievement. Speakers: Olga Cordero, SVVSD Director of Student Service, Equity, and Engagement and Kahle Charles, Assistant Superintendent of Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction. Indoors. No Registration.
November 13, 10:30 -12 How to Run for Office. Put on by the Lyons Library. Be a trustee or commissioner! Child care will be provided; some refreshments; we dont see a link to register, so come on by!
November 13, 5:30 p.m. -The local Lyons Catholic community will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in Lyons. (Mass is at 5:30 p.m.) If you are a member, come on down and join the group.
November 15 – Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting, 7 p.m., on Zoom.
November 15, 7:15 p.m. – “To Which We Belong” – MOVIE from the 2021 Boulder International Film Festival, *LONGMONT* $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors, $5 members ==Years of industrialized agriculture have been a major contributor to the climate change crisis. But now there’s hope, as a new generation of farmers and ranchers seek to rebuild their businesses and the planet by embracing the interconnectedness of living things.==LINK to buy TIX https://www.longmontcolorado.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/43038/6032==LINK to Trailer https://boxoffice.biff1.com/films/6091731ca099ee00732334bb
November 16 at 6:30 p.m. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB to discuss the book A Line Made by Walking by award-winning Irish novelist Sara Baume. Contact the library. Registration includes a free book. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/busy-readers-book-club-tickets-184994231727
November 17, 2:30- 4:30 p.m. – Mental Health Partners – drop in- twice a month.
November 18, 6:00pm – Teen’s Advisory Committee: The library’s Teen Advisory Group (Grades 6-12) meets once a month after school. TAG members contribute to the development of the library’s Young Adult collection, help at library programs, and offer ideas for creating a comfortable, safe and fun atmosphere for teens at the library. Teens are able to earn volunteer hours for participation. REGISTER HERE!
November 18 – Thanksgiving Party at Senior Center – for Lyons Seniors 55 years+ When: after lunch (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Free. Contact Lisa Ramsey at Town Hall for more information.— Order turkey lunch the day before by 1 p.m. (303) 441-1415 ($3 donation for 65 and older, Boulder County residents; and $8.25 for all others)
November 25 – THANKSGIVING! Everyone has something to be grateful for!
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *CALENDAR*
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