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.
Trans-awareness Month/ and Trans Remembrance day: A month to celebrate transgender and gender nonconforming communities and to raise awareness for this community through education and advocacy activities.
Native American Heritage Month. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” And each president thereafter has signed it in again. Commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
October 19 to November 16 – 5 week – series – Writing workshop for kids 6th thru 12th grade. Lyons.Library
Day of Dead exhibit at Longmont Museum – free thru Nov.6th – Day of the Dead – Don’t miss your last chance to see this year’s Día de los Muertos exhibition in our Swan Atrium; features ofrendas (altars) built by community members and the work of local artist Marcelo Fernandez.
November 4 – 12 =====DENVER ARTS WEEK======= Many activities! Visit web page https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/
November 5 – Lyons Champions — Lyons Mid/High School football team is playing in the STATE PLAYOFFS! THIS Saturday! November 5 at 1 p.m. (kickoff) vs. Dayspring Christian Academy. TAILGATING begins at 11 a.m.
November 5, Fundraiser Gala = 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 (residents only): 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 6 – Democrat “bus” stopping in Lyons 6-7p.m. for more details and to get the address: https://www.mobilize.us/coordinated2022/event/541656/ (They will be in Estes Park at 4:45pm the same day at Mama Rosa) Join Senator Michael Bennet, Governor Jared Polis, Congressman Neguse, Treasurer Dave Young, Atty. Gen. Phil Weiser, candidate Kathy Plomer and many more Democrats running across the state Register
November 7, 7p.m. – Town of Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting, open to public
November 8 – ELECTION DAY, vote by 7p.m. See our ARTICLE for frequently asked questions, including locations and deadlines.
November 9, 6-8p.m. Fly-tying at Spirit Hound Distillers. Free for all ages.
November 9, 1 p.m. Zoom – Seniors “Fresh Conversations” about staying healthy/mainly food topics. Topic is: Know Your Heart Signs- Improving Cardiovascular Health. Register here: REGISTER Monthly Boulder County Aging Class & Discussion on Zoom. PAMurphy@bouldercounty.org will send you the Zoom link after you register. Any senior can attend.
November 10, Saturday – Lyons Middle/High School boys Football team will be playing in Mancos, CO.
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 11, noon, at Library, Lyons Climate Action meeting to update the community and invite them to join with tasks that can move this project forward. All are welcome. Includes discussion of recent spraying of cheat grass near Lyons. https://www.lyonsclimateactiongroup.com/home
November 11, Seniors, bus trip to Kirkland Museum = cancelled due to lack of people signed up.
November 12, 2-5p.m. – Concert and fundraiser: There is a free artist showcase in honor of the life and service of volunteer Firefighter Griffin Ferguson — at the A-Lodge deck in Lyons, 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 (NOTE: The Recorder has seen on Facebook -and- rec’d conflicting information on time, sponsors, and location! but we have contacted all parties 11/2/22, and this is the accurate info)
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 13 – WORLD KINDNESS DAY
November 14, 4-7p.m., Sacred woman spirit, and Oracle cards. 3-hour workshop is a collaboration between Mayama’s Jasmine Lok and local authors. Join us to explore the enlivening force of the feminine in your life, be it as grace, fierceness, or radical authenticity.
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, 9-11a.m. Lyons Fire Protection District = pancake breakfast celebration. Come see the new engine that will have a dedication to former firefighter Griffin Ferguson who passed away on May 26th. This is being held at the Lyons Fire Station 1 located at 251 Broadway.
November 19 , 12:30 p.m. ART TRADING CARDS at library.
November 21, 7 p.m. Audubon: Board of Trustee meeting. Join Boulder County Audubon community on Tuesday, November 22, from 5-7pm to enjoy appetizers, beverages, socializing, and education/information booths. Stay for the program from 7:15-8:30pm with naturalist Martin Ogle speaking on Birds, Whales, Algae and Earth’s Living System; A seamless continuum. See you there Donate/Join here: www.boulderaudubon.org
November 24 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
December 3-4 annual Christmas Bazaar; open for vendor applications. Contact Town Hall. (The parade is Saturday)
December 7th, DEADLINE –Last day to ENROLL OR CHANGE MEDICARE PLANS: see info below under “SENIORS”
December 14, 1 p.m. Zoom – Seniors “Fresh Conversations” about staying healthy/mainly food topics December topic: Fat can be Heart Healthy: Types of Fat to Enjoy and Types to Limit === Register here: REGISTER Monthly Boulder County Aging Class & Discussion on Zoom.
========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 Quarterly ART SHOW – NOW OPEN – Town Hall & Library: 4th quarter Art Show sponsored by LAHC opened 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 (located behind Wendy’s on Main Street) (2.) Estes Park American Legion Hall, every Sunday 6 p.m. (located on Hwy 36)
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.
Lyons Community Farm Project: located on hwy 7 near the bridge; need workers most mornings. See ARTICLE.
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.== SEE OUR ARTICLE 11/3/22.
Boulder County Aging serves lunch at the Lyons Walt Self 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 (closed on holidays)
LYONS SENIOR EXERCISE – New hours: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 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 Usually consists of: using hand weights; walking; stretching; and mild yoga. You can register here https://www.townoflyons.com/…/Register-for-Recreation…