We will update this page throughout the week with any new important events happening in Lyons
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.
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, 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 7, Friday, Tandem Art Show, 4th Quarter – residents pick up 3rd Qtr art /and/ drop off 4th Qtr art. (see below 10/12/22) 4th Quarter Theme: “Thanks. Giving. – ‘Tis the season.”
October 7, 4 p.m. Kick off Longmont Restaurant Week with a culinary tour of The Times Collaborative. Enjoy 8 plates prepared by 8 of our in-house chefs! Tickets are $45 each, include one beer or wine. 10% of the proceeds will benefit Longmont Food Rescue and their mission to create a more just and equitable food system.(it is a co-working space in downtown Longmont).
October 7, High School Football Game and BRONCO’s folks come to town! == Homecoming parade and Friday’s football game at 7p.m. Denver Broncos people are coming to the Bronco’s “High School Football Game of the Week!” See it free online: https://fb.watch/fWN4WZUYqz/ See our ARTICLE on the full event. Lyons is among five selected host sites for the program this year. The team is undefeated 5 to 0.
October 8, 11 a.m.to 11p.m. – Dickens Horror Film Festival (at historic Dickens Opera House, 302 Main St., Longmont) – dress in costume! See some independently made horror films. Prizes. Paranormal speaker. Music. Put on by local Colorado Festival Productions, Jackie Brennan and Tara Noel. Get tickets
October 8 “Day of the Dead Family Celebration” –Longmont, 4th and Main St. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a time to celebrate our deceased loved ones and keep their memories alive. Running since the year 2000, this is the longest-standing Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado and attracts more than 6,000 people annually. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun. Like last year, the Día de los Muertos Family Celebration will open the season in downtown Longmont. This street festival will include music and dance performances, art and craft activities, cultural education, delicious food, downtown business altars, and the Fire House Art Center Gigantes Procession. Park downtown or at the Longmont Museum and take the free shuttle between locations so you can enjoy all the activities of the day. Learn more at www.longdayofthedead.com or call 303-651-8374.
October 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Northern Colorado Annual Family Preparedness & Safety Fair, at the Ranch in Loveland. Free. — over 30 life and fire safety vendors with information booths. The public will be able to tour emergency vehicles, participate in free safety classes conducted by the American Red Cross, partake in raffles to win prizes, carve pumpkins at pumpkin carving stations, as well as join other fun children’s activities! A pumpkin sale will also be available by Bartels Farms.
October 9, 2-4p.m. Book reading and signing by local Boulder County author Aaron Perry. To take place in the combined space of Western Stars Gallery & Studio, and Diner Bar patio, 160 E. Main St. Y-on-Earth Community Gathering & Celebration, book “Viriditas” Viriditas is at the same time an eco-thriller and cautionary tale about the dangers of playing chicken with climate change… fun, compelling, thought-provoking.
October 12, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Opening of TOWN Tandem 4th Quarter ART SHOW & Unveiling of Mural: (On Friday, Oct. 7th, residents pick up 3rd Qtr art, and residents drop off 4th quarter art.) see our ARTICLE (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.” (3.) Unveiling of mural on Town Hall wall facing Hwy. 7, tentatively at 4:30 p.m. Meet the artist. === with live harp music – FOOD by local YaYa Orchard providing Apple Cider Donuts & Apple Cider. Free event; donations welcome.
October 10 (no October 12 Columbus Day) – Indigenous People’s Day (replaces Columbus Day) click for more information (some federal government offices will be closed. See our ARTICLE.
October 12 – Lyons SENIORS! make a wreath 9:30-11:30 a.m. Lyons Senior Center. Instructor Mary Reaume. Register with LRamsey@townoflyons.com for more information or to register ($10 materials fee) Age 55+
October 12, 6 p.m. Lyons Community Volunteer Fair – want to volunteer locally? Meet the nonprofits organizations in town. The Lyons Social Justice Committee is holding its first Community Volunteer Fair! Come by the Diner Bar to learn more about local and regional nonprofits making a positive impact on our community and how you can help. All those who attend will receive a free drink or dessert ticket. Learn more about this event and the Lyons Social Justice Committee by checking out our website
October 12 – 1-2 p.m., “Blood Pressure” = Zoom – “Fresh Conversations” about staying healthy/mainly food topics – second Tuesday of each month – free -This group discusses eating healthy.
Register here: REGISTER Monthly Boulder County Aging Class.
October 12, 6 p.m. Lyons Community Volunteer Fair – want to volunteer locally? Meet the nonprofits organizations in town. The Lyons Social Justice Committee is holding its first Community Volunteer Fair! Come by the Diner Bar to learn more about local and regional nonprofits making a positive impact on our community and how you can help. All those who attend will receive a free drink or dessert ticket. Learn more about this event and the Lyons Social Justice Committee by checking out our website: www.lblsocialjustice.com
Friends of Lyons Library Book Sale:
October 13 members only 5-6p.m. (Thursday)
October 14 open to public 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 15, open to public 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
They are pulling out all the stops, gathering up all the books they have been saving for the sale. All are in Good Shape and sold at Bargain Prices!==Children’s books, adult fiction, and adult nonfiction (self-help, travel, gardening, poetry, music, biography, science, rafts, hobbies, cookbooks)
October 17 – Boulder County Compost workshop BoCo.org/CompostWorkshops.
October 19, 12:30 p.m. at Walt Self Senior Center – Seniors “October Birthdays” party, and make a craft (offered by Town of Lyons) All seniors welcome.
October 20, 7 p.m., Science & Spirits series “Fire Science & indigenous Cultures with Mary Huffman” at SpiritHounds (& specialty cocktails) An engaging inside look into wildfires and controlled burning, from an American Indian perspective (traditional fire practices) & Nature Conservancy.
October 21, 7 p.m. – Radio Theater Show, put on by LAHC, Barney Dreistadt, live performance of “Burns & Allen“ and “Dragnet” at the library
October 22, 3 p.m. – Radio Theater Show, put on by LAHC, Barney Dreistadt, live performance of “Burns & Allen“ and “Dragnet” at the library.
October 28, 6-10p.m. $25, adults only, Friday night, Rave to the Grave, fundraiser party for LEAF, LaVern Johnson Park. Outdoor Costume party with live music. See link for lots of details. Must Register! Pay $25, or $100 VIP, or what you can afford. Click LINK above for more details and to order your ticket.
October 29, Spooktacular including Parade in town==(1.) 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. (2.) 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 (3.) Garden Club Chili cook off. –Bowls are $5; Tastes are available for $1 each.—Location: Main Stage Brewing, Main Street, 3:30-4:30pm Chili Drop-Off for Competition==4:30pm Judging and Chili for Purchase Begins==7:30-8:00pm Pick Up Crockpots…….For more details on the Chili Cook-Off competition or chili for purchase during Lyons’ Halloween festivities, visit website.
November 2, Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will be held Wed Nov 2 5:30p.m. to 9p.m. at Spirit Hound with music provided by Pam Browning and friends. Drop off your membership check at the library now, payable to Friends of the Library. Individual Membership: $10 = Senior Membership (70+): $5 = Family Membership: $25
November 7, 7p.m. – Town of Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting, open to public
November 8 – ELECTION DAY
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 11, 11:45 to 4 p.m. Seniors, bus trip to Kirkland Museum (more to come) Special Exhibit is Frank Lloyd Wright. Afterwards, view International Decorative Art, Colorado and Regional Art, and Vance Kirkland art. Bus is free; discounted $20 admission to museum (scholarships are available if you cant afford it) Must register and prepay. Lyons residents age 55+ LRamsey@townoflyons.com
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 — 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 Open June 1 to October 1 = 303-823-5271.
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: 4th quarter Art Show by LAHC — open October 12, 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Also unveiling of town hall “mural”.
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 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.
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+ === Bohn Park — free parking during class. (As the weather cools down, it will be moved into the Senior Center basement). For info: Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com Probably will be: using hand weights; do walking; stretching; and mild yoga