This Week’s Events, Entertainment, Deadlines, Including the date it’s happening.
MUSIC & FUN:
NOTE: These activities are effected by HOLIDAYS, WEATHER, and COVID. Be sure to call before you go to the venues.
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=== (see January comments/closings)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 12 noon – Walt Self/Senior Center – CARRY OUT ONLY. Go inside to pick up your box, and wear a mask, please.
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 or those under 60 years of age pay $8.25) Masks are required.
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+ === MAY BE CANCELLED === Boulder County is once again closing down its subsidiary buildings, which probably means that the Walt Self building will be closed. — Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com to see if exercises are cancelled for the month of January.
Standard description === 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.
****SENIORS**** See JANUARY SENIOR NEWS (this week) for MANY more events, talks and activities!
****LYONS LIBRARY**** 303-823-5165 lyonslibrary.com or Facebook page
RUN FOR BOARD of TRUSTEES or MAYOR (April) — Packets will be ready for pick up on Monday, January 3. Nomination petitions may be circulated beginning the same day. The filing deadline for nomination petitions is Jan. 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. — For individuals who are interested in learning more about becoming a candidate, the Lyons Regional Library and the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce held a candidate information forum last month. The forum included expectations of time commitment and the role of a Board member.
CANCELLATIONS/ POSTPONEMENTS due to rapid spread of COVID-19 Omicron variant ~~
- Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission has postponed their JANUARY Quarterly “duo” art show now opening to February — see our ARTICLE this week for details.
- Winter Wonderland Concerts in LaVern Johnson Park — cancelled till probably February. The January 9th one is postpone (“89s”), and it is not known if the January 22 will also be postponed (“Kuckla”). This is partially due to the ice not being frozen in the skating rink, and partially because of COVID fears.
- Lyons Senior Center lunches will now be “carry out.” No in-house eating.
We will add to this list “during the week” when we hear Important Cancellations.
Happy New Year!
January 3 at 8 a.m., highway CO 7 will again close to all traffic between Mile Points 23 and 29.5 for construction to continue. See our ARTICLE for more details.
January – *NOW Twice Monthly*2022 – Teen Advisory Group at Library
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 6 -4:30 – 6p.m. – MODEL KIT Building – at Lyons Library – free to kids of all ages. This is starting up again in the new year, with instructor Sonny Smith. Mark your calendar for the first Thursday of each month (this will not be repeated here) = Check with the library to make sure it is happening each month.
January 6 – Meeting with Summitt Housing. See “town meeting” notes in “About Town.”
January 7 – BOOSTER SHOTS in LYONS – noon to 6 p.m. at the Lyons library, by: mobilevax.us site. Go to the library web page and click on the picture to make an appointment for ages 5-11; and walk-up adult boosters available while supplies last.– The library also has (periodically) COVID test kits for free; first come, first serve. This week they are out of them.
January 7 – POSTPONED!! till February – see our ARTICLE == Lyons Arts & Humanities – Quarterly “duo” art shows – Artists invited to drop off their art work (and previous show’s artists to pick their’s up.)
January 8 – 2-4 p.m. – POSTPONED!! till February – Winter Wonderland Concert in LaVern Johnson Park. See our ARTICLE for full details.
January 12, 5:30 – 7 p.m. POSTPONED!! till February – tandem LAHC Community Art Shows’ reception
January 13 – deadline for GRANT – The Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant provides funds to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives. Funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), a total of $500,000 is dedicated to support employment opportunities for artists impacted by COVID-19 through this funding by building new structures and partnerships that will help to sustain Colorado’s creative sector. Grant awards are one-time flat amounts between $2,500 to $25,000. This grant may be used to fully fund a project. Matching funds are not required. Grant amounts will be determined and distributed based on the submitted budget and scope of the project and may differ from the requested amount. Applications are open for the second round and are due January 13. Apply now.
January 17 – Martin Luther King Day (most government offices will be closed)
January 18, Tuesday! – 7 p.m. – on Zoom – Town Board of Trustee meeting.
January 19 – 6:30 p.m. – Lyons Library “Busy Readers” book club. “The Sparrow,” by Mary Doria Russell. The library has several copies of the book to take out. It will likely be on Zoom. Reserve your spot.
January 24, 5p.m. – deadline to hand in your Application/Nomination forms to Town Hall to run for Board of Trustees or as Mayor in April’s election.
January 27, 7 p.m. – Lyons Library – Yosemite Park – speaker: Pete Devine, former Education Director for Yosemite Institute and the Education Manager for Yosemite Conservancy, and current Lyons local, for this informative and engaging presentation. It’s an important place in American and global environmental history. For more information and to register: https://lyons.librarycalendar.com/…/yosemite-national…
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *January CALENDAR*
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