We will update this page throughout the week with any 'new' important events happening in Lyons
July 14, 6:30 p.m. – sponsored by Library but in Sandstone Park (no need to register) “Water is Life” == Learn the humor and ancient wisdom of the First Nations. Lakota performer, Dennis Swiftdeer-Paige, will lead circle dances, animal impressions, stories, songs, flute playing, drumming, and sharing of the Medicine bag. (will move into the Library if it rains)
July 16 – Art Trading Cards normally meets at the library, but the group will be taking a “field trip” (picnic) and will return to the Lyons Library on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
July 16, 12-5 p.m. Pop Up Art Show at SoulHawk. – David Hale will be there; and has new wood cuts, prints, and screen prints.
July 17, 12-7p.m. – Art at River Bend – put on by Lyons and Boulder Arts Councils (See Town of Lyons ARTICLE 7/6/22) Art for sale, in lovely setting next to St. Vrain River. Quality artists – sponsored by Boulder and Lyons arts councils. Parking $5 donation.
July 17, 7 p.m. — Playhouse Theater in Bohn Park; enjoy the Butterfly players on stage; bring a chair or blanket. (re-scheduled) See Town of Lyons ARTICLE 7/6/22 for more details.
July 18, 7 p.m. – Town Board of Trustee Meeting
July 18, 6 – 8 p.m. via Zoom – Free compost workshops are back. The Bo Co Public Works Department’s Resource Conservation Division (RCD) will be offering one virtual and one in-person session this summer season. Register.
July 19, 7 p.m. – Travel Talk “Five weeks in Botswana,” by Leslie Larson, Lyons. Register today at the Lyons Library web site. Free. An exciting and educational adventure of African safari told through wonderful photographs. See this week’s LIBRARY ARTICLE for more details.
July 19, 4 p.m. – “Story of the Sea Turtle,” for children and tweens. Free workshop at the Lyons Library; registration required.
July 20, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center. Speaker Jennifer Hyder, Community Outreach Manager Mental Health Partners, Meet the new representative. Topics: to include outreach support. Order lunch the day before; $3 donation (see “weekly activities” section)
July 20, 6:30 p.m. free Elbow Brothers, Americana music, in Sandstone Park
July 21, 4-5p.m. – “From River to Ocean; and WaterSheds” for children and tweens. at the Lyons Library; registration required.
July 23, 10 a.m. to noon, Compost workshop. Meet at Boulder County Recycling Center’s Education Room, 1901 63rd St, Boulder, CO Register.
July 25, 1 p.m. “Endless Summer.” Monday at the Movies, at the Lyons Library; register. 1966 classic surfing film.
July 25, 5:30 p.m. – Evening History Hike at Chautauqua; Rain Date: Tuesday, July 26==The cultural landscape of the Chautauqua Area reflects the rich history of this area with a summer retreat, homesteaders’ cabin and 1900s rock inscription. This fun, two hour hike will take you to see these and more as your naturalist guide, Suzanne Michot, interprets the flora and fauna as well as the cultural resources. Come and learn some of Boulder’s amazing history!
July 26, 4 p.m. “The Truth about Sharks,” for children and tweens. Lyons Library; register.
July 27, 12:30 p.m., Senior Center. – SENIORS Birthdays: Town of Lyons Recreation Dept program celebrates birthdays of all seniors in Lyons who have a July birthday. Enjoy cake and a fun activity. (new date this month only)
July 27, 6:30 p.m. free Bluegrass music in Sandstone Park. an incredible Bluegrass night with The Lonesome Days; and special guest, Lyons’ own Grammy award-winner Sally Van Meter on steel guitar and dobro.
July 29-31, 3-day weekend, Rocky Grass festival, Planet Bluegrass WEBSITE While the concert is sold out, PB does resell tickets that are returned. They ask people to return tickets if they can’t use them, in an effort to stop scalpers from selling them at outrageous prices.
July 30, Redstone Museum “Christmas in July” sale === They will be holding a “gift store clearance sale” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, on the Redstone Museum lawn. Stop by to pick up some holiday decor, vintage tableware, vintage T-shirts and hats, gift items, and vintage magazines. (NOTE this not a “garage sale”) Also take a look inside at the 1,000+ used book store! All proceeds go towards museum operations!
We do not promote most activities outside of Lyons here, but we do list some very big/popular events. These are just a reminder, and the info will be publicized elsewhere abundantly.
August 2 – Lyons Fire will be participating at National Night Out. This event is a great opportunity for us to interact with our community in a non-emergency setting. We are working with Boulder County Sheriff Deputies to coordinate this event. The Sheriff provides much of the event.
August 3, 6:30 p.m. – free concert in Sandstone Park: mandolin/wing/jazz
August 5, “Lights Out Lyons”== Town of Lyons residents and businesses are invited to go “lights out” on Friday, during one of the peak viewing nights of the Perseid meteor shower. Take a stroll to Bohn Park for an event featuring guided star talks with a variety of telescopes, acoustic music and stargazing. Learn more
August 5, annual Hilltop Guild Bazaar in Allenspark
August 6, 9-3 p.m. Apple Valley Art Show, 2136 Apple Valley, Becky Jacobson offers space to lots of amazing artists, mostly new folks; while her husband Todd Jacobson will also have his annual Crapfest going on. It offers things like old tools, rusting metal work, handyman items, do-it-yourself stuff… There will be two food trucks.
August 7 – Cheyenne Mtn. Adventure Day
August 8, 1 p.m., Pete Seeger and other “folks” movie at Lyons Library, free
August 9, 8-10 a.m. – Medicare class at Estes Park Library. (repeat 9/13) Boulder County Aging also has classes.
August 10, 6:30p.m. FINAL concert of the season at Sandstone Park; “Sims” performing.
August 13-14, super big 38th annual sculpture show in Loveland, Benson Park. Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $10 (children 14 and under are admitted free) Sculpture in the Park is the largest outdoor juried show and sale in the United States.
August 12-14, weekend FOLKS Festival at Planet Bluegrass. As of 7/10/22 only Friday night tickets are left. But PB does resell tickets that are returned, so keep watching their web pages. www.bluegrass.com
August 17, 12:30 p.m. – monthly Senior Birthday Party at Senior Center
August 17, 6:30 p.m. – rescheduled Concert in the Park (that was cancelled due to rain). Beth Gadbaw is known as a Celtic angel for her Irish style singing and drumming. She will be joined by LOCALS Sarah Wong, Sheldon Sands, Mark Anton.
August 20, 12:30p.m. – Art Trading Cards at the library
August 20, 7 p.m. – “Elephant Revival” Concert – standalone concert at Planet Bluegrass: opening with Covenhoven, and starring Elephant Revival. Bonnie Paine, Bridget Law, Dango Rose, Charlie Rose, and Darren Garvey will be joined by special guest Daniel Sproul of Rose Hill Drive along with other surprise guests. Buy tickets at: www.bluegrass.com
August 28, Hootenanny at Lyons River Bend, fundraiser for LCF, lots of entertainment (more info to come)
MUSIC & FUN: Contact these restaurants in Lyons for more information about music, and fun activities like, acoustic jam sessions, Art Fair, farm-to-table meals, bluegrass jams…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 (Music Schedule), Mojo Taqueria, Pizza Bar 66, A-Lodge Lyons, Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers (Events), and Main Stage Brewing.(Events/Music). = Main Stage is bringing back TRIVIA night as of 7/19/22, 6 p.m.
~~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL TOWN STORIES~~
See our ARTICLE June 2nd on Lyons Businesses that have OPENED or expanded/ or changes.
See our ARTICLE June 30 on Lyons Businesses open, or expanded — short 1 paragraph summary on EACH of the dozen stores.
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum is now open 7 days a week: Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. / and rest of week 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free but donations are welcome!
June thru August, 6:30 p.m. – 10 summer concerts in the Park (See our ARTICLE for description of bands) Thanks to LCF, and the Town Parks Department. Snacks and beverages will be available for a donation. NOTE: these are now on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Sandstone Park.
The Teen Advisory Group, which meets at the Lyons Library, is off for the summer (but Fridays in the summer will be Teen Nights with movies, games, or karaoke from 7-9 pm. — see LIST ) They will began again in August when school resumes.
School District Summer Lunches — SVVSD is providing meals for students during the month of June at no cost to St. Vrain families! Please see the Summer Meal Program flyer for more information, including dates and pick up locations!
FREE FITNESS IN THE PARK (LONGMONT): all ages – no registration. Every Friday. View the Fitness in the Park Schedule – go to the very bottom of the page and click on “Fitness in Parks” to see which park it will be in this week.
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 – July, August, September — Town Hall & Library: 3rd quarter Art Show by LAHC — see ARTICLE 7/21/22 on Daniel Strawn’s solo show at the library, and the public’s art on “Thirst/ Water” is at Town Hall.
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 our calendar here; or their web page).
Lyons WEED POSSE: Every Thursday; contact Cathy River firstname.lastname@example.org for place & time; let’s get rid of weeds without pesticides.
LYONS ROCKY MT BOTANICAL GARDENS needs volunteers every weekday morning. see our ARTICLE 7/14/22 for more information.
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Mental Health Partners, Colorado — IN CRISIS? – As of June 2022, they reopened their Crisis Center for walk-ins 24/7 again – 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder (normal resource center: 2935 Baseline)
Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund has free mental counseling available. Sometimes it is paid for by your insurance company, sometimes Medicaid, or use sliding-scale, or free. contact: mentalwellness@leafLYONS.org
The country-wide CRISIS hotline/emergencies is now in effect: 988 = for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. July 1, 2022. (bypass calling 911 or the police) Note, this was delayed due to funding – to July 16, 2022.
===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. (Drop off new, unexpired food 9:30 to 2:30pm on Wednesdays)