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.
January 26, the Lyons Library Book Club returns “Busy Readers Book Club.” It offers both a live morning discussion, and an evening Zoom discussion. Register. “Euphoria” is the book this month; stop by and pick up a copy.
January 27 – Longmont Senior Center – Vic Anderson – Come hear the songs, stories and yodeling of 3 time winner of the Yodeling Championships, Vic Anderson. A true entertainer with personality and wit, he writes as well as he sings. One of the most beloved entertainers in northern Colorado and his home state of Montana. For ages 55 & up: Jan 27, Fri, 3:30-4:30pm Class #183008 == Fee: Free, but please register in advance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center. == These take place at the Longmont Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Ave. (303) 651-8411. You must register; if the web page doesn’t work, call them to register.
January 27, the cornhole tournament lives on! at SpiritHound. We just moved it inside and made it smaller. Join us for a mini cornhole tournament, play starts at 6:30pm. Get here early to sign up and the winning team will get a bottle to share.
January 28 – DARK SKIES – OBSERVATORY – We are so lucky to have dark skies in our community! Come learn about how you can help keep skies dark for wildlife, human health, and enjoyment this Saturday, January 28 at the Estes Park Observatory. The program will happen regardless of the weather. If it’s clear, you’ll also get a chance to look through telescopes at the night sky. Doors open at 7 p.m. Speaker 730 p.m Viewing 8:30 p.m. www.angelsabove.org No registration required, but it’s a good idea to read the description on their page.
January 29, 4 p.m. – UKRAINE DINNER – Want to know more about Ukrainians settling in Colorado? Come and enjoy a perogies dinner and learn what you can do to help. St. John the Baptist Church in Longmont (Lyons connection is Robyn Sloan) REGISTER . The evening will include a pierogi dinner and guest speakers from the Ukrainians of Colorado organization. They will share the experiences and needs of the Ukrainian refugees. All proceeds will be donated to the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund.
January 29, Sunday, 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. – MUSIC /plus/DISCUSSION – Songwriter Showcase, Moxie & A-Lodge in Lyons — This has expanded to include A-Lodge because the increased number of musicians. LINK: Songwriter Showcase at Moxie & A-Lodge in Lyons – This is a Facebook pg that lists the artists, their bio, and the performance times==== after the all day long showcase of songwriters, there is a discussion led by Chris Kresge on music business topic, at Moxie’s. Limited space. go to: Music Business TICKETS
February 6 – 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, open to public
February 7, 7 p.m. movie “Reel Indian” – discusses Native American images in films. (2009) at Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium (fee)
February 14, Valentine’s Day! – Tell that special someone you love them! ~~ Shop Local!
February 20 – Presidents’ Day – government offices will be closed (including libraries and post offices, and Lyons Town Hall)
February 21, Tuesday, 7p.m. – Town Board of Trustee meeting, delayed one day due to Holiday
February 24th — Longmont Senior Ctr —Erma Bombeck –By Your Side—Erma Bombeck brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise felt invisible and taken for granted. Known for funny phrases (but true). One-hour program consists of a monologue in character, followed first by a Q&A with “Erma Bombeck” and then by a Q&A with Susan Marie Frontczak, scholar/presenter suburban housewife. 55 & up: Feb 24, Fri, 3-4:30pm; class #183008 == Free, but please register in advance. === This takes place at the Longmont Senior Center at 910 Longs Peak Ave. (303) 651-8411. if the web page doesn’t work, call them to register.
========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, pool, open mic…and, of course, LIVE MUSIC! and more, being offered — Mojo Taqueria, Pizza Bar 66, A-Lodge “Rock Garden” (closed for the winter), 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===
NATIVE AMERICAN artifacts – who is the good guy – the archaeologists or those who collect Indigenous artifacts? – The Estes Park Valley Library has announced the book “Finders Keepers” is their Book of the Year, and they have approximately A DOZEN! talks by experts (both in person and on ZOOM) during January. Take a look at this list
NATIVE AMERICANS – the Longmont Museum has EIGHT programs over the next few months about Native Americans, include. Poetry, image in films, missing people, artists, and more. For full schedule and/or to sign up: CLICK HERE === Jan 28th opening of new exhibit — The Longmont Museum is excited to welcome nationally-recognized activist and artist Gregg Deal (Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe) as guest curator of a new contemporary Native American art exhibition presenting the work of locally and nationally-known Indigenous American artists. Duality: Contemporary Works by Indigenous Artists showcases unique and authentic artists who highlight the resurgence of contemporary art for Native people in recent years
LYONS Quarterly ART SHOW – new show opens January 11th – 1st Quarter 2023 – Town Hall & Library: Art Show sponsored by LAHC — The Library art show features a solo artist. — The Town Hall features local residents’ art. See our ARTICLE for details on solo artist Coco Gordon.
LYONS Ice Rink, in LaVern Johnson Park: Mother Nature Dependent== The weather and colder temperatures look promising for ice skating over the next week. We need cold nights and pretty cold days to maintain the ice rink to skate on ! The town website has the hours for recreational skating and hockey skating along with the times the skate rentals will be open. Typically rentals are available on weekends.
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum Open June 1 to October 1 = 303-823-5271. Call to make an appointment for research that can’t wait till summer.
RMNP *FREE* 2023 dates are: January 16, April 22, August 4, September 23, November 11. Entrance fee is waived but some still request a timed entry reservation permit online beforehand, May to October. Each is a public “holiday” related to the parks.
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); call before you go. You can also order a meal, and drinks.
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) – October 2022
****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)
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. — Closed Christmas week.
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Mental Health Partners, Colorado — Crisis Center for walk-ins 24/7 – 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder (normal resource center: 2935 Baseline) If you think you need mental health or addiction recovery services, call the main line at 303-443-8500
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.
LYONS RECORDER CRISIS RESOURCE PAGE — lists various organizations, links, phone numbers, and more.
COVID VACCINES: Visit “Where can I get vaccinated” – call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926) for vaccine information. There are more than 2,000 vaccine providers across Colorado. You can get a COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy, doctor’s office, pop-up clinic, or mobile vaccine bus near you. The COVID-19 vaccine is free. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Many providers take walk-ins and same-day appointments. You are entitled to paid time off from your job to get vaccinated and recover from any side effects. ===== for children click HERE 22
Boulder County Speakers: none in January
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 – 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…