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 is Conflict Resolution Month—-
—-October is Cervical Cancer Survivor Month—-
On September 30, President Biden declared—- October as National Arts and Humanities Month—(local opportunities)
Bee Hugger “Halloween” Farm is back — We have a U PICK pumpkin patch, honey, animals to feed, hay rides, pony rides, tractors to climb, scary scarecrows & more. 8am-dark. See their Facebook page, or web site for more info. 12590 Ute Highway (on Hwy 36 going from Lyons to Longmont). No dogs allowed. Open 7 days.
Medicare Enrollment – Oct. 15 to Dec. 3
October 27 – PET COSTUME CONTEST — DEADLINE to submit photo: The Teen Advisory Group is hosting a virtual pet costume contest! Send a picture of your pet in their Halloween best to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 27th at 5pm. The top three winners will receive a prize!
October 27, 5-7 p.m., Longmont YMCA – Halloween out of a trunk… for those kids who cannot go door to door trick or treating, Longmont.
October 27 – NOSFERATU (film) $18 general admission, $15 students/seniors, $12 members==
Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra returns to perform the live musical score to accompany a screening on the 100th anniversary of this silent horror film classic. This unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, features not Dracula but Count Orlok, a nightmarish, spidery creature of bulbous head and taloned claws — perhaps the most genuinely disturbing incarnation of vampirism yet envisioned.
Please visit The Longmont Museum’s website for full program details.
October 27, The Change of Life: Understanding Women’s Health Going Through and Post Menopause – Longmont class #485200 – free. Call the Senior Center at 303-651-8411 if registration form doesn’t work. Let’s talk about “going through the change” of life and of long-term impacts. Join Dr. Lydia Hostetler and Dr. Srijaya Nalla, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Longmont United Hospital, in discussing these important changes and take the opportunity to ask more questions. (Light snack will be provided.) MUST BE 55+ years old. REGISTER
October 28 – National First Responder’s Day: President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 28, 2022, as National First Responders Day. In 2019, the United States Senate passed a resolution designating October 28th; and many state’s governors sign a Proclamation each year.
October 28, 6-10p.m. adults only costume party, 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 what you can afford. Also, $100 VIP tix. Click LINK above for more details and to order your ticket. Happy Hour 6pm.
October 28, 6-8 p.m., Laser Tag; Tweens and teens only, put on by Teen Advisory Group, Lyons Library. Free. A SPOOKTACULAR laser tag after hours at the library! Hosted by the Teen Advisory Group, our games are designed to build teamwork and provide fun for all. Everyone will vote on game options and will take turns participating. Costumes are encouraged but not required; snacks will be provided.
October 28 – noon – Cross County (high school) If you hear a lot of sirens around noon on Friday, it is the send off for the Lyons Lions Cross Country teams to the state cross country meet! Feel free to come join the traditional send off by the high school, along McConnell.
October 29, 7-9 p.m. Noche De Museo: Celebrating Day of The Dead = A Multigenerational Evening of Music and Dance==$10 general admission, $8 students/seniors, $5 members=the Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium comes alive with musicians, singers and dancers of all ages for an evening in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Mariachi groups from local schools join up with seasoned veterans, while young performers join seasoned pros to sing and dance to traditional Mexican song. Join us for this annual community celebration of a centuries old Mexican tradition which has quickly become part of the cultural fabric of Longmont. Please visit the The Museum’s website for full program details.
October 29 – Denver’s Witches Ball – this is a huge event, put on by the Masons.
October 29, 12-2 p.m. North BOULDER Library: Dia de los Muertos Celebration – Learn about the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos and create an ofrenda
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. (3.) The trick or treat at stores starts afterwards, about 6:30 p.m. (4.) 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. (5.) Carve a free fun pumpkin at Gateway Realty office on Main Street.
October 30 – Nature talk for Kids – 4 spookiest birds Throughout history and across many cultures, certain birds have been traditional symbols of Halloween. Hike in the woods with Debora Martin, volunteer naturalist and have some spooky fun while learning about these magnificent birds and the roles they play in nature! Ages 5 and up. REGISTER: https://countmein.bouldercolorado.gov/Calendar.
October 19 to November 16 – 5 week – series – Writing workshop for kids 6th thru 12th grade. Lyons
November 2, 3:30-4:30p.m., Lyons library, “Coyote Awakenings” with Native American storyteller Dennis Swiftdeer Paige. Open to all ages. Free.
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 Lyons Library. Individual Membership: $10 = Senior Membership (70+): $5 = Family Membership: $25
November 4 – 12 =====DENVER ARTS WEEK======= Many activities! Visit web page https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/
November 5, St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, for the St. Vrain Valley Gala. This event is on Saturday. It is our annual event that brings together business and community partners to raise funds in support of students and teachers in St. Vrain Valley Schools.
November 5 – 9a.m. to noon – LIMB DROP OFF DAY: The Town of Lyons is helping to host another self-service Fire Mitigation/Fuels Reduction Drop Off Day. This drop-off service is for residents with property located within the Lyons Fire Protection District boundary, for one day only, Saturday, November 5, from 9 am – Noon at the Lyons Public Works Facility. =====LOCATION: 4687 Ute Hwy, in front of Town’s public works facility, (east of the tiny house builder)—Branches and limbs ONLY.—NO yard waste, roots, grass, pine needles, pine cones, tree stumps, flood debris, dirt, rocks, construction materials, lumber or trash accepted.====Self- service, you unload your vehicle ––Residential Use Only-–Volunteers will ensure materials meet the requirements.
No commercial drop-off accepted.
November 5, 5-10 p.m., Colorado History Museum: Night at the Museum (Free Admission!) An evening of time-traveling fun as you and your family adventure into Colorado’s past, present and future with 15 exhibits. 1200 North Broadway, Denver—get tickets online!
November 5, 10-10p.m. This is the 5th year of the Nederland International Film Festival at the Backdoor Theater in Nederland within the Community Center. Documentaries, indie films about outdoor adventure, nature, music , and life.
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 = Special Exhibit is Frank Lloyd Wright. Docent lead tour. 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
November 12, 12-5p.m. – fundraiser: There is a free artist showcase in honor of the life and service of volunteer Firefighter Griffin Ferguson — at the A-Lodge featuring local musicians Joe Kuckla, Charlie Rose, and The River Pigs. Donations are accepted and will be used to help the development and continuation of a First Responder Peer Support Program. For more information visit lyonsfire.org
November 12, 9-12noon, Annual Writers Workshop. At Lyons Library. Nudging a novel? In the middle of a memoir? Penning some poems? Whether you’re a fiction writer, poet, memoirist, essayist, or just want to get words down on paper or screen, join us at the library for a morning dedicated to the writing you want to do now!—the teacher’s credentials are very impressive! See the library web page to read them, and to sign up.
November 12, 2-5p.m. – First Responder Fundraiser, live music, Boulder’s A-Lodge (not Lyons): Donations collected help support the Peer Support Program – This program will be designed to facilitate the well being and emotional recovery of first responders in Lyons and surrounding Districts following traumatic events. Sponsored by Lyons Chamber of Commerce.
November 14, Women of the West – Longmont class #484392 $6.00
All Colorado women have faced and overcome a wide range of challenges throughout our state’s history. From ranching to telegraphy, overcoming tuberculosis to participating in bootlegging, many of their struggles continue into the present day. Get to know some of these historic figures thru their inspiring stories during this presentation by Elizabeth Nosek of iCurate4u.
November 17, 6-9 p.m. – The Boulder Library Foundation will host “From the Page to the Stage,” its second annual fundraising gala to support library programming. The evening event inside Boulder Library’s Canyon Theater will be hosted by LeeLee James, AKA The Twirling Tech Goddess, and feature music by the Cultural Caravan. Enjoy refreshments in the Canyon Gallery, the adjacent gardens and on the bridge over Boulder Creek. Then join LeeLee on an adventure “From the Page to the Stage,” to meet patrons whose lives have been transformed by the Boulder Public Library. Buy your Early Bird tickets now! (fundraiser)
November 19 , 12:30 p.m. ART TRADING CARDS at library.
November 21, 7 p.m. Board of Trustee meeting.
December 3-4 annual Christmas Bazaar; open for vendor applications. Contact Town Hall.
December 7th, DEADLINE –Last day to ENROLL OR CHANGE MEDICARE PLANS: see info below under “SENIORS”
========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, May to October.
LYONS ART SHOW – NOW OPEN – July, August, September — Town Hall & Library: 4th quarter Art Show by LAHC October 12, 2022 — Also unveiling of town hall “mural”. October 12.
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 (More links listed in the monthly Senior News article)
****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 some programs are occasionally cancelled (mainly due to low registration)
Lyons WEED POSSE: Every Thursday; contact Cathy River email@example.com for place & time; let’s get rid of weeds without pesticides. FINAL ONE Thursday Oct 27th.
LYONS ROCKY MT BOTANICAL GARDENS needs volunteers every weekday morning. see our ARTICLE 10/20/22 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.
SPEAKERS: none in October / November
TIME TO ENROLL OR CHANGE MEDICARE PLANS: Participating Medicare enrollees are invited to connect with Boulder County Area Agency on Aging counselors starting October 20. Open enrollment period runs from Saturday through Dec. 7, during which time people can review or change their plans for next year. ===== BCAAA Medicare counselors are State Health Insurance Programs certified and can help enrollees by comparing their current plan against other options. Counseling appointments are both virtually and over the phone. Call BCAAA’s Medicare Appointment Counseling Line at 303-441-1546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. == Those in LARIMER COUNTY can get help in Estes Park Senior Recreation Center. Check for the Aspen Club, and get an appointment.
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+ === This has been moved to the Walt Self Senior Center for the winter months. For info: Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com Probably will be: using hand weights; do walking; stretching; and mild yoga