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.
===BLACK HISTORY MONTH=== African American History Month ++++ National Cancer Prevention Month, American Heart Month===
February 8 – first day of free knitting class – 6-week series for teens and adults. experienced, and not. Lyons Library. REGISTER HERE
February 10, 6-8p.m. TEEN Laser Tag at Lyons Library Hang out, eat pizza, and play 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. Registration is required! REGISTER HERE!
February 11 – Estes Valley Investment in Childhood (on Zoom) == ZOOM coffee with the League of Women Voters of Estes Park, focusing on the work of Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) Saturday. Catch Laurie Dale Marshall, Executive Director of EVICS, at the ZOOM Coffee from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. She’ll present the work EVICS Family Resource Center is doing for the families of Estes Valley. Register at www.lwv-estespark.org for your ZOOM invitation. All are welcome
February 13, 8a.m.-2p.m. – LGBTQ+ Lobby Day at First Baptist Church in Denver. REGISTER. Thank you for making the commitment to join us in-person or virtually. It’s not too late to invite a friend, colleague, neighbor, or family member to come with you!
February 14, Valentine’s Day! – Tell that special someone you love them! ~~ Shop Local!
Feb. 17-19 Fly Fishing Expo – Denver.
February 20 – Presidents’ Day – government offices will be closed (including libraries and post offices, and Lyons Town Hall)
February 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m. – Mardi Gras Party! at Lyons Library. Let the good times roll at our family-friendly Mardi Gras party! Crafts, games, music and king’s cake mark the festivities at this spring celebration! Note, this is aimed “for kids, and families.” No registration.
February 21, Tuesday, 7p.m. – Town Board of Trustee meeting, delayed one day due to Holiday
February 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Community Blood Drive–On Friday there will be a community blood drive, at the Lyons Regional Library.—There is a nationwide shortage of blood and your donation is very much needed. If you are able to donate, please visit the website vitalant.org and sign up today! The code for Lyons community blood drive is A069.
February 24, 7-8:30 p.m. – Trivia Night at the Library- Join us for a night of trivia, community, and friendly competition! Assemble a team of up to 6 people, or register as an individual. REGISTER Fundraiser for Children’s Garden at Library
February 24 3-4:30 p.m.– 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; 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.
February 25-26 Travel & Adventure Show in Denver Convention Center
February 25, 2-4p.m. – Second Winter Wonderland Concert and will feature Dechen Hawk.== in LaVern Johnson Park at ice skating rink – for details and options see Calendar.
===Women’s History Month===
March 3 – Elementary School PTO “Bingo Baskets” annual event — from 6 to 8p.m. dinner, bingo/prizes, face painting, cake walk, and Drawing.
March 6 – 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, open to public
March 8 – International Women’s Day
March 11 – second annual Lucky Lyons St. Patrick’s Day Run. Grab your luckiest green running gear and have fun while supporting Lyons Community Foundation! There will be 5K and 10K races for your whole clan to enjoy. SIGN UP — Race-day Volunteer SIGN UP
March 11, 6:30 p.m. – “SILENT FILMS” at the library – Silent Film quadruple feature. The films will be accompanied with live piano by Rodney Sauer, a local musician specializing in the repertoire and history of silent film music. Back in the days before “talkies” added sound to the movies, silent films were shown with live musical accompaniment. Carrying on that tradition here in Lyons, our piano soloist, Sauer will bring these silent films to life. Free, but also a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library.
March 12, DAYLIGHT Savings Time Begins (and Oscars Award Night!)
March 15, 4:30 p.m. – virtual – Boulder county – Behavioral Health Road Map – Feb. 15 4:30 pm, – Facebook link: BoCo.org/BHMap For anyone interested in the availability of mental health services and mental health response in Boulder County, please come to this virtual meeting/conference. Share! ZOOM LINK
March 17, 4:30p.m. –
– Beer + non-alcoholic refreshments will be available for purchase on site
– Celebrate St. Patrick’s day by learning about the History of Beer in Boulder County!
– Museum of Boulder members attend for free
March 17-19 Frozen Dead Guy Days (moved to Estes Park) Taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend on March 17-19, 2023, the reborn Frozen Dead Guy Days will feature live music and entertainment all weekend long, and will be held at the Estes Park Events Complex and The Stanley Hotel, with satellite events occurring around town. — Festival goers can expect the weird and wonderful happenings from years past, including coffin races, as well as plenty of new and elevated Estes twists, like a deadman fashion show, roaming freak show acts, a Bands and Bloodys Sunday Brunch and more
March 17-18 = PLAY for CHILDREN. == Something special is coming to Lyons… a children’s theatre production telling the story of a young girl’s adventure into the dark forest, the fantastical challenges she faces, and the courage and wisdom she discovers is with her at all times… a Fairytale for all ages!== Showtimes and venue TBC soon. There will be a Friday night, Saturday matinee and Saturday evening show. Presented by DraMagic! Children’s Theatre, a new theatre group in Lyons. == sponsored by the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission and supported by the Lyons Regional Library.
March 20 – 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, open to public
========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.
For Planet Bluegrass Rocky-Fest and Folk-Fest tickets for RESIDENTS, see our Article in the coming weeks. Sales takes place in APRIL 1st 2023, 4-7 p.m. at Spirit Hound
~~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL TOWN STORES~~
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
*NEW* GIRL SCOUT COOKIES are being sold in LYONS and Pinewood Springs. See our ARTICLE for exact dates and locations, and other links.
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 === Opened Jan 28th 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 – 1st Quarter 2023 (January thru April) – 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) – 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.
+++++++++ IN CRISIS? +++++++++ NEED HELP?
In an emergency call 9-1-1. === If the incident involves a possible mental problem, ask them to send the Lyons co-responder with the police. == Lyons has a 24/7 deputy coverage. Call the NON-Emergency number if you need to speak to a deputy (303) 441-4444
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 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. As of 1/31/23 most COVID related assistance will be ended by the government. The vaccines are still covered by most insurance and Medicare.
Boulder County Speakers: SENIORS – We want to know what you want and need! == February 9, 12:15 p.m. Seniors – Community Conversation, presented by Lyndsay Neville, Bo Co Aging office. — Conversation to discuss what works well for older adults in Boulder County and what services and resources and needs should be addressed. — NOTE: weekly lunch is at 12:00 noon; *IF* you want one — you must call and order it by 1pm. on Wedn. 303-441-1415. (lunch is cod with tomato sauce and rice, cost $3 or sliding scale.)
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 – Tues & Thurs., Senior Center, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., free. For Lyons seniors 55+ ===For info: Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com You can register here https://www.townoflyons.com/…/Register-for-Recreation…