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, 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=== (note the December comments)
Tuesday and Thursday – 12 noon – Boulder County Aging serves lunch at the Lyons Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 60 and up), located in the apartment complex next to the Post Office. 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 at 12 noon and socialize and meet other seniors! == In January the schedule will switch over to meals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. (This overrides any other comments; final decision made on 12/15/21)
Wednesdays – 3 to 5 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Contact LEAF for more information. (This may be closed the day before a major Holiday). ====IMPORTANT NOTE: THE LYONS FOOD PANTRY WILL BE CLOSED DEC 22 AND DEC 29. — Super Duper Pantry Distribution DEC 15 / delayed till DEC 16th due to “high wind danger” ==== MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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. === class now 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. Masks are required inside the building. — Cancelled on Holidays.
****SENIORS**** See DECEMBER 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. — Christmas party with live music at Senior Center Dec. 16th, 12:30 p.m. Free.
December 16 – LYONS SENIOR Holiday Party at the senior center. All Lyons seniors invited! Live Music–KC Groves. (You can order lunch the day before by 1 p.m., or just come in at 12:30 p.m. and enjoy the party–see above for info on Bo Co lunch program, time and prices). Contact LRamsey@townoflyons.com for more information.
December 16, 5:30-7:30 via WebX (online) – Lyons PTO elementary school Meeting – “Everyone invited.” Monthly meeting
December 17, 5-6 p.m. – grades 6 to 12, build a Gingerbread House at the Lyons Library (must register)
December 18 – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Art Trading Cards at the library
December 18 – 1-3 p.m. – Book Signing at Red Canyon Art; “The Pond of Reflection,” book for elementary school age kids by local author Kat Russell.
December 18-19 –6-8 p.m. live Nativity scene at River Church, 18668 N. St. Vrain Rd. (in person, not drive-by this year)
December 18 – 1 – 3p.m. – Blue Holiday gathering with the horses. All activities are outdoors. No cost. Donations welcome. Register /or for information: www.dancingspirithorse.com/
December 19, 5:30 p.m. Blue Christmas Church Service (for those suffering a loss) at the Lyons Community Church, Main Street. Open to all.
December 20 – Board of Trustee meeting (online) 7 p.m. // 5:30 p.m. Workshop on 4th Street and Pedestrian Bridge.
December 21 – First Day of Winter
December 21 – Model kit building, free, with instructor Sonny, at the Lyons library, 4:30 – 6p.m. For kids of all ages.
December 24 and 25 – see our CHURCHES page for a list of who has services on Christmas “Eve” vs. “Day”
December 25 – Christmas – Have a Great Holiday with your family and friends, from the Lyons Recorder and Staff !
Christmas is on a Saturday and most businesses and government offices will be closed Friday, December 24. ~~~ Post Office locations nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, and New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. ~~~Boulder County offices will be closed: half-a-day on Thu Dec 23 2021. and all day for Christmas Day. Fri Dec 24 2021. Half-a-day New Year’s Eve Holiday on Thu Dec 30 2021; and full day December 31 for New Year’s Day Holiday. ~~~ Lyons Town Hall will be closed Friday, Dec 24, but will remain open the following week for all essential matters (NOT closed on Friday Dec. 31). ~~ And the Lyons library will be closed BOTH Fridays and Saturdays for the two holidays. ~~~ Lyons Food Pantry closed for the rest of the year 2021.
December 28 – Model kit building, free, with instructor Sonny, at the Lyons library, 4:30 – 6 p.m. For kids of all ages.
December 30, 3 – 7 p.m. STEM program at Library: Drop by the Community Room for an afternoon of science and technology exploration. There will be coding and robotics activities, both high and low tech, and a chance to demo our take-home STEM kits.
===see article on “big” HOLIDAY “LIGHT SHOWS” AND “CRAFT MARKETS (click here)” in Front Range and Denver only – not the whole Metro area ===
January 1st – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
JANUARY 3 – Town Board of Trustee meeting.
January ?, 6:00pm – 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.
January 4, 10-11:30 a.m. Dementia Aware Series: Pain and Other Medication Assessments in a Person with Dementia (by Boulder County Aging Office) Description: Dementia professionals use a variety of tools to determine decline and remaining function in Persons With Dementia (PWD). Specific tools help us give physicians, nurses and caregiving staff a better picture of what is happening to the resident. Assessing for depression, anxiety, ADLs, IADLs, Pain, etc., keeps arguments out of the doctor’s office and helps us to assist families in understanding the disease process. Pain causes an estimated 50 percent of the behaviors in a PWD. Learn how to assess, plan and provide for pain treatment.
January 5 – deadline to VOTE for your favorite HOME & BUSINESS HOLIDAY Lights == For more info, go to https://www.lyonschamber.org/let-it-glow
January 17 – Martin Luther King Day (most government offices will be closed)
January 19 – 6:30 p.m. – Lyons Library “Busy Readers” book club.
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *December CALENDAR*
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