We will update this page throughout the week with any new important events happening in Lyons
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE LYONS RECORDER BEING RUN UNDER THE DIRECTION OF Publisher/Editor KATHLEEN SPRING!
NOTE: We focus on events in Lyons. We add a few special events outside of Lyons, but, in general, do not provide the LINKS, as they are usually big enough to be well-publicized all over the web.
September 15 – CEMEX LEASE – Boulder County Commissioners will make a decision on extending/changing the 15 year lease with CEMEX. See this page to (1) learn how to participate at the meeting or by letter, and (2) the specific actions required. It will include a Zoom link. FILL out the form.
September 17, 18 – MABON Festival at Planet Bluegrass, Lyons. Emmylou Harris and 9 other extraordinary groups; and old favorites (Big Richard and Lil Smokies) will be performing. TIX at PB or See Tickets. *See this week’s ARTICLE previewing who will be playing* === (NOTE FRIDAY’s concert 9/16 was cancelled due to the main act cancelling. No re-schedule dates. You should have got an email about refunds, if you already purchased your ticket.)
September 16 – 17: St Vrain Invitational Cross Country Events –with 900 and 1,600 participants expected.
September 17 – Boulder County Compost workshop BoCo.org/CompostWorkshops.
September 17 – free Smithsonian MUSEUMS Day! — get one ticket per email address, good for two people. Eg, 2 in Denver: Center for Women’s History, and the Denver history museum. Four others in outlying cities, like Pueblo.
September 18, WILD NIGHT AT GREENWOOD Wildlife: this is your annual opportunity to support Greenwood Wildlife Center. Ms Tyler is retiring after 14 years of growing the Center, and the annual fundraiser party will celebrate her hard work. The Wild Night event includes hearty appetizers, drinks, a live auction, heartwarming stories and so much more. There is no charge for their online auction with nearly 150 wonderful items, which starts Tuesday, September 13, and ends Sunday, September 18 at 2p.m. You can register for both at www.greenwoodwildnight.com.
September 18, 12p.m.-5p.m. – Festival Del Sol, Sunday, FREE – Register – Colorado Chautauqua is proud to present the second annual free and bilingual Festival Del Sol! Enjoy live music, food trucks, outdoor beer/wine garden, traditional dance, games, children’s activities, photo booth, and local art vendors at the Chautauqua Auditorium and surrounding gardens. Kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the vibrancy of Latin culture in the stunning surroundings of Chautauqua! Featuring Los Mocochetes, Pink Hawks, Renee Goust, Youth Mariachi Orchestra and Fiesta Colorado Dance Company.
September 19, 7p.m. – Board of Trustee meeting. open to public
September 20, 12:30 p.m. at Senior Center: speaker Jennifer Hyder Community Outreach Manager Mental Health Partners “Self Care Workshop.” Materials provided; by Boulder County Aging. free.
September 21, Lyons Library bi-monthly book club: discussion of Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. REGISTER The library has a dozen books set aside to lend out. (This was the most anticipated book of the year, including Oprah’s Book Club)
September 21, 12-1p.m. Monthly Senior Activity will be picnic in the park! Free lunch buffet and games. Celebrate September Senior BIRTHDAYS. If it rains, it will relocate to the Senior Center. Contact Lisa Ramsey for more information and to REGISTER a spot. LRamsey@townoflyons.com
September 21 – Juggling Club meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6-9 p.m. at The Old Gallery, Allenspark. The weather is spectacular! Come join on the deck outside, behind the old cabin. There is lots of equipment to explore and share. The scenery and people-watching are excellent! Bring a folding chair, a snack or beverage, and your friends and house guests!
September 22, Autumn Equinox: The time at which the sun crosses the plane of the equator away from the relevant hemisphere, making day and night of equal length. In the northern hemisphere the date marks the end of summer and beginning of autumn.
September 22, Support blood cancer patients & their families as we Light The Night as a Rocky Mountain community! Washington Park, Denver (www.lightthenight.org)
September 24 10:30 a.m. to noon, GEOLOGY Tour of Sandstone Ranch, Longmont – Join a volunteer naturalist to explore and learn about the geology of Sandstone Ranch and Boulder County. Free outdoor event, weather permitting; please dress appropriately for walking and the weather. Meet in upper parking lot. Visitor Center-3001 Sandstone Drive-Longmont. REGISTER (click on purple button)
September 24 – “National Lands Day” NPS, free Rocky Mt National Park: Entrance fee is waived but you still must have obtained a timed entry reservation permit online beforehand. Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health benefits.
September 24-25: “Follow the Yellow Leaf Road,” Highway 7, Peak to Peak, Fall Tour == Visitors are encouraged to stop along Highway 7 at featured destinations between Central City and Estes Park. (In Allenspark The Old Gallery will be open only on 9/24)
September 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Fall Festival in Allenspark at the Hilltop Guild. This annual festival offers a lunch of homemade chili, cornbread and pies for a small price. Many handmade items from tea towels to coasters also will be for sale and the White Elephant will be open to purchase household items. Three local crafts people will be on hand to sell their ware. ==== the Bunce School, used from 1888 to 1946 and one of just two remaining one room log school houses in Boulder County, will be open to visitors on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s on the National Historic building register.
September. 24 BENEFIT FOR CAN’D AID: Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, Longmont, an evening of live music on the recently updated patio benefiting Longmont-based nonprofit organization Can’d Aid. The Mike Maurer Band kicks off at 6 pm, and 10 percent of all patio sales from 5-10 pm will go back to Can’d Aid to benefit its nationwide programs supporting sustainability, music and arts, and giving children healthy outlets for exercise. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and the famous Oskar Blues train will be running for the kids. Lyons’ Dale Katechis is the founder. The train will be running! For the kids.
September 25 – The St. Vrain Clean Up Party that starts at 9 am at Lavern Johnson Park. Read below and click the link for more details.
- Wear pants, and shoes with good traction (trash bags provided)
- Free parking at Lavern Johnson Park
- 9 am – meet at the playground for coffee and doughnuts
- Pick up trash along the creek all the way down to the ponds
- Noonish – half-off at Mojo’s (thanks Ty Hammes!)
- 1:30-ish – buy-one get-one-free beer at A-lodge (thanks Asa Firestone!)
Please make sure to RSVP so we know how many people to expect. https://fb.me/e/2fZ3OfHWh
September 25, 12:45 to 2 p.m. St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Assn. 117th Annual Meeting. This use to be open to Pioneer Families only, but they have now opened it to all local history lovers. It is potluck, and a short meeting, and then Erik Mason will speak about his book on the first 150 years of Longmont history. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can bring your own dish/etc. and donate a small amount toward expenses. The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association includes all of Boulder County, Weld County west of the Platte River. and Larimer County south of the Poudre River.
September 26, Senior Bus Trip to Denver Zoo. REGISTER NOW! This was the #1 favorite bus trip per the survey, and it will fill up fast! Offered thru Town of Lyons Rec Dept.; email LRamsey@townoflyons.com (scholarships available for those who can’t afford the entrance fee). Open to all Lyons seniors age 55 and above, but those 55 to 64 years old pay $20; over 65 is $17.== Enjoy exhibits such as Primate Panorama, Predator Ridge, the Forest Aviary, Bear Mountain, Tropical Discovery, and the Toyota Elephant Exhibit. Visitors of all ages are welcome to ride the Conservation Carousel or the zoo train. The Denver Zoo is big, covering 80 acres, and we will be doing a bit of walking. The zoo does have a few electric vehicles available for rent for those that might need to get around that way. These should be reserved in advance so be sure to let staff know when paying for your trip. The zoo is also wheelchair friendly and the attending town staff person is available and willing to push a wheelchair if needed. We will be there during lunch time and you are welcome to bring a picnic or purchase lunch at one of several on site eateries. There are benches and seating areas scattered throughout the zoo where you can take a break and enjoy your lunch. Seats on the bus are first come first served– so drop off your payment at town hall to reserve your spot today. Location: bus leaves from Walt Self Center, 335 Railroad Ave. ==HANDICAP SENIORS== the Town will help you get a free “ride” within the Park.
September 27, 2 to 6 p.m., 1333 Iris Ave. in Boulder == Workforce Boulder County, a provider of services for jobseekers and hiring businesses, is scheduling an open house. See their new facility and learn about its functions. (Larimer County also has a “workforce” office. Those who apply for unemployment are usually referred to these offices.)
October 1-2, Estes Park Elk Fest & More: This year’s event takes place from Saturday to Sunday, October 1st – 2nd, in Bond Park. The entire two-day festival is free, however, there are admission fees for some special events.
October 1, 9 a.m. – 2p.m. – Paws in the Park, Festival and Walk for Longmont Humane Society. Get your friends, family, and furry companions ready to walk, eat, and celebrate Longmont Humane Society’s 50 Years of serving animals in the community. This year, Paws in the Park will host an old-fashioned family Fall festival as well as the classic Pet Walk around Rogers Grove Park
October 1, 6:30 – 10 – 12 noon. Watercolor class for adults (age 15 and up) Lyons Library. REGISTER. Free. Materials included.
October 2, Sunday, 1-4 p.m., Lyons COMMUNITY Farm Project Fundraiser: $25 includes food and drinks, Live Music, Raffle, Kids free, Games & More. == Support this community project; located at 315-5th Avenue, just south of the St Vrain River bridge. RSVP to LyonsCFP@gmail.com and pay $25 cash or Venmo. For questions or registration call Adrean Kirk 908-209-1069 Open to all of the family. Here’s their Facebook page
October 4, 12:30 p.m. at Lyons Senior Center. “Medicare Presentation by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging.” free.
October 7, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.– the first of a series of sketching classes at the Lyons Library, on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month. REGISTER. Love to draw or always wanted to learn the basics? Explore tools and techniques in graphite, charcoal, ink, and unlock your inner artist! Bring a Sketchbook. Meets the First and Third Friday of the month. Space is limited. Registration required. free
October 6, 6:30 – 8:30p.m. Craft class; make a wooden wall hanging. Ages 15 and up. REGISTER. At Lyons Library. Free. Materials included.
October 7: NEXT TOWN 4th Quarter ART SHOW: ***These are TENTATIVE DETAILS per LAHC as of 9/12/22, they say some of these early plans have changed and news “is coming”**** Open to all residents; will be hung Friday, October 7th, and 3rd Quarter art to be picked up. (1.) The creations by LAHC Commissioners (past and present) will be presented in the Library, to be displayed on matching- book-subject shelving. (2.) The Town Hall show is open to all residents, of all ages, Theme: “Thanks. Giving. – ‘Tis the season.” === The tandem LAHC Art Shows’ opening reception for both shows is slated for Wednesday 10/12 5:30-7 p.m. with live music – TBA. Jasmine Lok (former LAHC board member) is invited to arrange costumed Mayama dancers (theme to be decided). FOOD by local YaYa Orchard providing Apple Cider Donuts & Apple Cider. Free event.
October 12 – Lyons SENIORS! make a wreath 9:30-11:30 a.m. Lyons Senior Center. Instructor Mary Reaume. Contract LRamsey@townoflyons.com for more information or to register ($10 materials fee) Age 55+
October 17 – Boulder County Compost workshop BoCo.org/CompostWorkshops.
October 28, Friday night, Rave to the Grave, fundraiser party, LaVern Johnson Park, details to come. Outdoor Costume party.
October 29, Spooktacular Parade in town==The Spooktacular will have the games and fun for families and kids of all ages beginning at 4 p.m. till 5:30 p.m. at the Elementary School on Sat. Oct 29. The parade is at 6 p.m. with line up at 5:45 p.m. The trick or treat starts afterwards, about 6:30 p.m. Also, back (after the pandemic) is the Garden Club Chili cook off. (location to be determined)
December 3-4 annual Christmas Bazaar; open for vendor applications. Contact Town Hall.
========MUSIC & FUN========= Contact these restaurant/bars in Lyons for more information about music, and fun activities like… karaoke, jam sessions, art fair, farm-to-table meals, bluegrass jams, games,…and, of course, LIVE MUSIC! and more, being offered — Stone Cup (Music Schedule)), Mojo Taqueria, Pizza Bar 66, A-Lodge “Rock Garden”, Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers (Events), and Main Stage Brewing. Diner Bar, Marigold Restaurant, Moxie’s Bakery.
~~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL TOWN STORES~~
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum is 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! Open June 1 to October 1 (last day is Sunday October 2nd). 303-823-5271.
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. View them during normal business hours. – NEXT SHOW opens in October.
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 Help — Crafts for kids and adults (now in person) — and more. If you haven’t attended for a while, be sure to check with the library before showing up, as they periodically cancel programs.
Lyons WEED POSSE: Every Thursday; contact Cathy River email@example.com 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.
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) Located in the lower level (hall) of the Lyons Community Church. Sponsored by LEAF.
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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. (bypass calling 911 or the police)
Lyons now has a co-responder (mental health) who will come out with the Police, if you need help. Ask for one when you call 9-1-1.
Visit “Where can I get vaccinated” or call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926) for vaccine 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, 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
LYONS SENIOR EXERCISE – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., free. For Lyons seniors 55+ === *NEW – now at Bohn Park — free parking during class. For info: Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com Probably will be: using hand weights; do walking; stretching; and mild yoga