This Week’s Events, Entertainment, Deadlines, descriptions and dates
NOTE: These activities are affected by HOLIDAYS, BAD WEATHER, and COVID. Be sure to call before you go to the venues.
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, Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers, and Main Stage Brewing.
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
RMNP *FREE* dates are: April 16, August 4, September 24, November 11. Entrance fee is waived but you still must have obtained a timed entry reservation permit online beforehand.
LYONS ART SHOW – NOW OPEN – April, May, June — Town Hall & Library: second quarter Art Show by LAHC — see ARTICLE Anita Miller will have a solo show at the library, and the public’s art on “What is Joy to you” will be at Town Hall. The article has all the details!
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 – Menu available. // Boulder American Legion has: meals, trap range, and Texas Hold Em card games. American Legion Post #10, 4760 28th St., Boulder
****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).
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
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, or what you can afford. (Guests or those under 60 years of age pay flat rate of $12) ==Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 12 noon – Walt Self/Senior Center
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
Wednesdays – 3:30 – 6 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Contact LEAF for more information.
May 12 /or/ 14 – Creative Alchemy: Art and Nature – class sponsored by the Town of Lyons. Fee. REGISTER.
May 14, 10 a.m. – 12noon: composting and vermi-composting class at the Lyons Farmette. In the class you will learn about how to start backyard composting AND you can build and take home a worm bin (with worms!) to get started right away! Small charge and sign up required. (303) 746-6266 Tracy.
May 15 – 3:30 p.m. – Whisky Wenches: Spirit Hound Distillers is bringing back Whisky Wenches this month, providing an opportunity for whisky-loving women to learn more about spirits from industry leaders. The first meeting of this year, taking place on Sunday, May 15, is an opportunity for networking and to help collaborate on the schedule of events for this year’s Whisky Wenches meetings. No experience needed to join, this event is open to beginners, veteran whisky connoisseurs, and anyone in between. (will probably be monthly; get on their inclusive list) Whisky Wenches was formed to offer an educational, inclusive space for events featuring experts from Spirit Hound Distillers and beyond. The group will eventually make its own gin, like Revelry, which was created by Whisky Wenches.
May 16 – 17 – Lyons RESIDENTS, free branches pick up days. See the many rules HERE.
May 17, 6:30-8:30p.m. – CONFLUENCE: Lyons K-12 Students present “Confluence” Environmental study & presentation at Middle/High School Auditorium — an overview of each grade levels’ units of study. This inaugural event will be a K-12 presentation to the Town of Lyons Ecology Board. Each grade will have a few student speakers representing their grade’s accomplishments. Come join us!–Open to the Community
May 18 – Town of Lyons SENIOR PICNIC in the Park. Contact Lisa Ramsey for more info on this fun, yummy event! Free. (Lyons seniors, age 60+) write LRamsey@townoflyons.com
May 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., BEE WORKSHOP by Lyons Community Farm Project. Save the Bees! Learn about those sweet honey making pollinators, build a bee house, and beecome conservationists with us!
May 18 – 6:30 p.m. – Book Discussion: U Empath You – Join us for this workshop celebrating the release of local author Serin Silva’s book. The workshop is intended for empaths and the more sensitive folk, providing tools to thrive during uncertain times. Serin and local acupuncturist, Katie Dittmann, will discuss the book, teach some simple balancing energy techniques and talk about staying grounded and healthy. register
May 21 – Take a Walk on the Wild Side – class offered by Town of Lyons. Fee. Join herbalist Anne Lelong for a springtime herb walk. Learn the many things you can do with these wild plants, like recipes, treatments, drinks, and more. It’s a short walk on a path. REGISTER (seniors contact Lisa Ramsey for a special offer)
May 21, 9-3p.m. Rocky Mt Botanic Garden “hardy” plant sale. Support your local town garden, and be rewarded with healthy local plants. **Due to cold weather coming this weekend, we are postponing our plant sale until Saturday, May 28. 9 am to 3 pm,** You can still stop by and see the garden and speak with volunteers.
May 21, 12noon-2p.m. – Book Signing at the Lyons Library. Lyons Children’s Book Author, Cat Russell, is partnering with the Lyons Vet Clinic (15% of book sales supports the LVC charity fund). Offering 10% off a book, and 20% off a set. “The Pond of Reflection” and “The Hyrax Song” – multi-award winning children’s books.
May 21, 8:15 – 10 a.m. – CLEAN UP LYONS! TRASH PICK UP – The Town of Lyons, along with the Sustainable Futures and the Parks and Recreation Commissions, is sponsoring a river, parks, and trail clean up. This is a great opportunity to get involved and make a positive impact on our community. Last spring, the clean up drew over 100 volunteers who collected 166 pounds of recycling, 200 pounds of scrap metal, and 337 pounds of trash. ==== We will meet at Bohn Park near the shelter and restroom building between 8:15 am and 8:30 on Saturday, May 21 and head out from there. Grab a pair of gloves, your hat, some sunscreen, and join us to pick up trash, pull weeds, and do your part to clean up and spruce up the Town’s parks and trails! Plan for about 1.5 hours of service. == At registration, you will be assigned a cleanup area and provided with a waiver form and trash bag. Let’s do this Lyons!
May 25, 5-7 p.m. – Bikes for Kids: Spend your happy hour giving back and doing a little good! Stop by CYCLHOPS Bike CANtina to join Can’d Aid in assembling art kits for foster children in the Longmont area. 600 S Airport Rd., Longmont. REGISTER
May 25 – Lyons Museum May History Month Program – delayed till Tuesday May 31.
May 27, Lyons High School Graduation 2022
May 29, final day – drop into R Gallery and Wine Bar and enjoy the Boulder Art Association members “Trees” show. Some Lyons residents are showing there.
May 30 – Memorial Day! Remember those military people who fought and/or died for our Freedom!
May 31, 7-8 p.m. “Revealing History” — program by Lyons Redstone Museum for May History Month taking place at the Lyons library. No reservation needed. No fee. The Museum was the recipient of three very faded black and white photographs with the date 1898, which mentioned famous Irving Hale. Follow their story of trying to solve the mystery of who the uniformed men were and why they were in Lyons (includes research and technology).
June 4 – Lyons Artisan Market Art Farm, Bohn Park, 10-4 p.m
June 6 – Deadline to apply to paint a utility box in Lyons. Call for artists! https://www.townoflyons.com/643/Creative-Outlets
June 8 – First of 10 summer concerts in the Park
June 18 -Lyons Garden Tour, 9-1pm
June 18 – Lyons Pridefest
June 24-25, Lyons Good Old Days
July 6 – Third Quarter LAHC art show