This Week’s Events, Entertainment, Deadlines, descriptions and dates
MUSIC & FUN:
NOTE: These activities are affected by HOLIDAYS, BAD 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, Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers, and Main Stage Brewing.
APRIL LATIN AMERICAN MONTH AT THE LYONS LIBRARY: (ARTICLE in next week’s edition): Join us this April for a series celebrating Latin American dance, music, history, and cultural connection. Throughout the month, we’ll offer Saturday dance lessons, along with featured speakers and a related book discussion. We’ll celebrate at the end of the month with a fiesta featuring the Colorado Mambo Orchestra. Multiple Events: Space is limited. Registration required.
BINGO – (1.) Longmont Bingo Hall, Longmont, every Sunday – funds go to the Middle/High School equipment (2.) Estes Park American Legion Hall, every Sunday 6 p.m.
VETERANS: Information and support services are available to Veterans every Wednesday at the Estes Park American Legion Hall, from 9-11 a.m. New Opportunities coming soon. Esteslegion.org
Boulder County Health Department is putting on multiple classes on “Medicare” and “Diabetes Prevention”. Go to their web page for more information.
Boulder County Aging serves lunch at the Lyons Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 60 and up), located in the apartment complex Community Center next to the Post Office. You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to place an order (303) 441-1415. The menu is stated on the phone message. Donation of $3 suggested. (Guests or those under 60 years of age pay $8.25) Masks are required. ==Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 12 noon – Walt Self/Senior Center
Wednesdays – 3:30 – 6 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. For Lyons seniors 55+ === Senior Center basement. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com == 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. .
****SENIORS**** See MARCH SENIOR NEWS for MANY more events, talks and activities!
****LYONS LIBRARY**** 303-823-5165 lyonslibrary.com or Facebook page == Offering EVERY MONTH: Kids-only book club — Busy Readers (adult) bi-monthly Book Club — Art Trading Cards — Word Wednesday (for writers) — Storytime Wednesday. — Tech Classes — Crafts for kids and adults (now in person) — and more “one-time special events and classes” (see calendar below, or their web page).
Women’s History Month
March 24, 6 p.m. Science & Spirits: Sustainability & Recycling with Dan Riffell – Spirit Hound Distillers -“As engineers and designers, what we create will have an impact on the world we live in. To help mitigate the global issues we face today it’s more important than ever to design products and services that have a positive impact on the environment. This talk will focus on tools such as material selection and lifecycle assessment that help both engineers and consumers make informed decisions regarding their environmental impact.”
March 26, Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 noon –Enjoy a 90-minute guided walking tour inside and outside (weather permitting) the Historical Coffin Family Home. Learn about Morse Coffin and what life was like when he homesteaded the area in the 1800s, his wife and children, the major renovation to the house in the 1900s, and about all that Sandstone Ranch offers our community now.
March 26 -EARTH HOUR TONIGHT! What is the purpose of Earth Hour?== a symbol of “unity” and “hope” for a sustainable future.==“Earth Hour aims to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature, tackling the climate crisis, and working together to shape a brighter future for us all,” the WWF says on the Earth Hour website. == It started in Australian and quickly 190 countries joined in (15 yrs) — they shut off lights for 1 hour on big monuments in their country (eg Sydney Opera House). ==YOU CAN turn off your lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm tonight
March 27, 4 p.m. Death of the Pugilist. Based on a story by Daniel Mason. Set on the quayside docks amid the squalor of working-class life in 1820’s England, the narrative follows a young man as he comes of age in a rough-and-tumble profession, with music weaving the rich layers of emotional tapestry and humanity. Locals Jem Moore (narrator & musician) MinTze Wu (violin) are part of the group! Ticket info at the Lyons Middle-High School new auditorium. See our ARTICLE for the tale of how this concert came about!
March 30, 6 p.m. at the Prickley Pear Tavern: women’s art, sip and paint. With Amanda Faubus. Fee.
March 30, 6:30 PM –Cheese & Spirits Pairing & Fundraiser -Spirit Hound Distillers – Join us for our 6th annual cheese and spirits pairing on the last Wednesday of March. All proceeds will benefit the Longmont High School Robotics program. As in years past, Certified Cheese Professional, Jessica Reichert, will be guiding us through the five delicious cheeses paired with a combination of spirts and cocktails, and the cost of the pairing is $30 per person. Space is limited: Register
March 31 – MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP offered by LEAF: One practical method of living a meaningful life is to identify our own personal values so we can make choices that move us towards where we want to be. Starting this Thursday (March 31st), LEAF will host a 6-week course dedicated to this topic. Email our mental health therapist, Cherie, at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to sign up.
March 31 – César Chávez Day celebrates the life of a civil rights activist who worked hard for the rights of farm workers. It occurs every 31 March, on the birthday. All Denver government office will be closed. It is a federal commemorative holiday
March 31 – 6-7 p.m. Broadway | US-36 Improvements–Public Input and Feedback–at library. See ARTICLE.
April 1 – April Fool’s Day! Play a trick on a pal!
April 1, Friday: drop off and pick up art work at Town Hall – LAHC (see article next week 3/31) or their web page
April 2 – Library workshop, DIY: Botanical Wreaths 10:00am – 12:00pm-Arts & Crafts; Age Group: Adults. Learn to create seasonal wreaths with local botanicals. Are you CRAFTY? – Cathy Rivers craft workshops are full, but there is still room in the “wreath making” workshop! — We are joined by local florist/herbalist, Mary Reaume, to learn how to make sustainable and natural wreaths using flowers, herbs and vines foraged from the natural environment. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring items found in your own backyard or in the local forests.
April 6 – 5:30 – 7:30p.m. at Town Hall & Library: second quarter Art Show by LAHC. (see Article 3/31)
April 7 – 7-8 p.m., Creating Community thru Dance, Lyons Library, REGISTER. Carmen Reina-Nelson will describe and demonstrate the spiritual and historic roots of popular Latin American and Caribbean dances. Carmen taught dance classes and performed regularly with her Grupo Macondo, sharing the dances of Afro-Indo-Ibero America.
April 9, 10-12noon, Card Craft workshop with Cathy Rivers: We all love to receive beautiful handmade cards! Learn to create your own unique envelopes and gift cards to spread joy with friends and loved ones. Choose from an array of recycled paper items- calendars, maps, craft and wrapping paper. (this is on “waitlist”)
April 9, 4-5p.m. (week 1) Baile Latino Dance: Dance instructor, Elisa Garcia, will instruct in both Spanish and English, encouraging participants to learn and speak Spanish. The classes will focus on learning popular Latin and Caribbean dances, including the Salsa, the Cha-Cha, the Bachata. …REGISTER
April 9, 12:30 – 2p.m. for “tweens” – Savanger Hunt in Library: Test your knowledge of YA and Children’s books as you race against your peers to find as many clues as possible hidden in the library stacks! Teams of two will put their heads together to compete for prizes. Register.
April 12 – 6:30 – 8p.m. “Lyons Thrive” – give your feed back in-person at the library. Ready to see how the updated Comprehensive Plan is beginning to take shape? This is your chance to provide input on the preliminary guiding principles and goals that emerged from the input we’ve received so far.
April 13, 2022, 6:30pm. “What Age Can Teach you” – educational panel of Lyons seniors for all the public — Lyons Library: Please join us for community presentations by Lyons elders on the theme of “What Age Can Teach You.” This theme is intended to encourage engagement among different generations in Lyons and to acknowledge and share the wisdom of elders with our community. The program will reflect the skills, perspective, and experience gained with age in four “Ted Talk”- style presentations, followed by audience Q & A. REGISTER, free
April 15 – IRS 1040 Tax Day – delayed till Monday April 18 – That’s because April 15 is recognized as a holiday, Emancipation Day, in Washington, DC.
April 16, 3 p.m. – Women’s Pinball Tournament, see Facebook page
April 16 – 4-5p.m. (week 2) Baile Latino Dance: Dance instructor, Elisa Garcia
April 16 – 10 a.m. – 12noon – Easter Egg Hunt, LaVern M Johnson Park–Get the kiddos out and hunting for eggs in Lavern Johnson Park for an Easter Eggstravaganza! Bring your basket! – put on by Foothills Calvary Church. — Also Easter Egg Hunts after Sunday service at The River Church and Lyons Community Church. See our LIST of CHURCH services for more info.
April 16 – Full Moon Libra Moon Dance, 8 p.m. – midnight, with SolHawk (gallery, 401 Main Street)
April 20, 2022 @ 7:00pm. “Women’s Roles Changing , Cuba & Nicaragua” at the Lyons library. “We welcome Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo. She will discuss her work studying gender and revolution in Cuba and Nicaragua. She will share how women’s roles in these revolutions challenge the notion that social change is a predominantly male sphere. There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.” REGISTER. Free.
April 23, 4-5p.m. (week 3) Baile Latino Dance: Dance instructor, Elisa Garcia
April 27, 2022 @ 6:30pm. Busy Readers Book Club Discussion, Lyons Library. –Join us to discuss Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton. After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the days of the Cuban revolution. Bag-of-books at library; Register.
April 30 – 4-6 p.m. – Library: Workshop/This event is in the “Adults” group. Baile Latino- FIESTA!
April 17 – Easter is coming up, and those who are searching for “fish & chips” on Fridays, check out our weekly article “Editor’s Notes and News Briefs.”
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *March CALENDAR*
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