Things Happening in Lyons~ Classes, Events & Deadlines – 3/16/23
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.
===Women’s History Month===
===9 events this weekend March 16-19===
March 16, 5:30pm – especially for Senior needs: Boulder County residents are invited to join the Board of County Commissioners for a Town Hall meeting on aging well and other topics of interest to the community at the Sunshine Fire Protection District, Station 1, 311 County Road 83, Boulder. Boulder County Area Agency on Aging advocates for funds and delivers services that promote the well-being, independence and dignity of older adults, people living with disabilities, family, and informal caregivers and Veterans. (Note, this is a unimproved mountain road; you can send in your questions)
March 16, 11:30-12:30p.m., library, casual meeting of “Conscious Lyons” group… people seeking friendships/ and conversation; ok to bring books, crafts, etc. to share. (see Kristin Barnes for more info) Also see March 11th.
March 17, 4:30p.m. – “Beer HERE! Brewing the West” Opening Night program for new exhibit at Museum of Boulder== Beer HERE is an exhibition originally created by History Colorado, that features past, present and future stories about Colorado’s brewing and beer industry, as well as more than 160 authentic historic artifacts. reserve your spot! TICKETS HERE – Appetizers will be available with ticket purchase — Beer + non-alcoholic refreshments will be available for purchase on site (members 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 — full ARTICLE published 3/2/23.
March 17, Lyons Library, 10 a.m. –FREE Intro to Himalayan Pranayama and Kriya by Lori Stott, Breathe Write Connect.
March 17-18 =a PLAY for CHILDREN. == “Vasalisa, a Fairytale” Friday 3/17 – 7pm, 3/18 – 12 pm and 5pm. Performed by DraMagic, Children’s Theater Group. Tickets by donation at Door. … 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… Open to all ages. DETAILS HERE.
March 18, 1-2:30pm., Estes Park Library (w/EPk Library) Talk on Harbision pioneer sisters. See ARTICLE.
March 18, 10 a.m., Barking Dog coffee cafe– Do you want a GYM in Lyons? 75 people said “yes”. Join this group in discussion. This will probably be the last casual meeting; and hopefully the next one will be a real committee meeting. This is a good time to contribute your ideas, concerns, or skills. Contact Fi Houle for more info. We need 100 people minimum to get involved in some way or another. It’s a CoOp so it’s about the village. Please send me an email at email@example.com
March 20 – first day of SPRING!
March 20 – 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, open to public
March 20-24 Lyons Schools Spring Break SVVSD
March 21 – The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will conduct a public comment hearing seeking comments on the cost recovery of retiring and/or the transition of four of PSCO’s
coal-fired power plants. ==Meeting Details==
● Proceeding No. 22A-0515E: Cost Recovery associated with PSCO’s retirement of three
coal-fired power plants (Craig 2, Hayden 1, and Hayden 2) and the retirement of the
coal portion of the Pawnee plant when it converts to natural gas.
● Tuesday, March 21, 2023. = Running from 4 to 5:30 p.m., or until concluded by the Commission.= Virtual meeting via Zoom.
March 21 and 23 — NO SENIOR EXERCISE — instructor is out of town… will resume March 28.
March 22 – Nature program for kids and tweens: Spring snowfalls give us the chance to go outside and explore the clues that wildlife leave behind, from tracks and scat to other signs left behind. Discover how to identify common tracks and signs through stories and activities. Designed for ages 5-10 with accompanying adults.—Deborah Price is a retired environmental educator. – see library page to register.
March 22: The Life and Times of Colorado Barbecue | Denver.
History Colorado Center & Online | March 22, 1 – 2 p.m. — Tickets ($10-15) and info here. == The Rosenberry Lecture Series continues with James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller providing an informative and entertaining look at the people and places that shaped Colorado’s barbecue traditions. This hybrid event will take place at the History Colorado Center and will be followed by a signing of Miller’s latest book “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue.” History Colorado members can also enjoy one of Miller’s personal recipes the day of the lecture as part of our meal deal in the Rendezvous Cafe located at History Colorado Center.
March 22 – 2 Year Remembrance of King Sooper Killings — The City of Boulder, along with several local partners, will be holding a remembrance event to mark the two years that have passed since the March 22, 2021 mass shooting in Boulder. That day, Boulder lost 10 beloved community members. The community is invited to join us in person or via livestream as we remember those who are no longer with us, offer support to one another and come together as a community. For more information, visit the City of Boulder’s website. free but registration required.
March 25 – Need seeds? Want to share yours? Start your spring sprouts now. Lyons Community Farm/Garden will be hosting a seed share at the Lyons Library — from 2-4pm.
March 25, 2-4 p.m. Lyons free Winter Concert featuring Ian Brighton, in Bohn Park. (thanks to LCF and Parks Dept.)
March 25, 7 p.m., library – “Lyons Listens; Let’s Share Stories” — Community sharing/talking by Wide-Spaces Community Initiative, part 3. This month’s topic is “LOVE” — Tall tales and true stories.” Get to know more people in town thru telling your true story. Bring a 5 minute story to share. It can be about your baby, or about your favorite ice cream! (eg. “Moth” inspired) No fee, REGISTER – NOTE: this time you need to register
March 30, 11 a.m. Lyons Library Busy Reader’s Book Club – The March pick: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams. Register and pick up a loan copy of the book. LIBRARY News.
March 31, deadline – Boulder County Youth Corps summer jobs. 3/2/23 ARTICLE
April 1, 4-7p.m. – 2023 Planet Bluegrass “residents only” Rocky & Folk Fest tickets go on sale at SpiritHound. More info to come. Officially one day only, but other dates may open up for ‘leftover tix.’ SpiritHound will have a special event celebrating it. PB will be handling the tix sales (NOT SpiritH).
April 1, library, “Wild and Soulful Aging,” presented free on Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. – noon, at the Lyons Regional Library, is not your mother’s talk on aging! Forget facial fillers, diets and exercise advice. Instead, bathe in the warm waters of wisdom from indigenous peoples, including the Japanese and early Celts (and newer insights from Jung, Maslow and Erikson) regarding the intrepid journey toward the end of life. What has recent science, and those who experienced death, told us? How do we make something creatively beautiful from our lives and deaths? What are your stories? These are big questions we all face, and we don’t have to do it alone. Free. REGISTER
April 3, 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustees meeting. Open to all.
April 6 – Passover Begins
April 7 – DEADLINE: Lyons Quarterly Art Show “hanging” — The theme for the next ‘open to all ages / stages of area artists’ LAHC Town Hall Art Show is, “Oh, the places you’ve gone!” Deliver up to FIVE ready-to-wall-hang creative responses from 5-7 to Lyons Town Hall on Friday 4/7. Photos, paintings, collages, quilts, prose, poetry, etc. ~ all up for consideration!
April 6 – FREE COVID VACCINES in LYONS, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Walt Self Community Building (next door to post office). NO Reservations required. Free. Offered by Boulder County Public Health, and Bo Co Area Agency on Aging. == Pfizer Primary/Monvalent (12 yrs+) // Pfizer Booster/Bivalent (12 yrs+) // Moderna Booster/Bivalent (6 yrs+).
April 7 – Good Friday
April 9, 11 a.m. – Easter Service at Planet Bluegrass grounds: EASTER Service at Planet Bluegrass outside at Main Stage of Planet Bluegrass at 11 a.m. on April 9th. With East Egg Hunt provided by Lyons Fire Dept. Drop off donations (no chocolate) at Moxie’s on April7 and 8th.
April 9, Sunday — See Church Calendar for updates on all LYONS churches.
April 12 – 2nd Quarterly Lyons Art Show — The Tandem Opening Reception of both of the LAHC’s 2nd quarter Art Shows (Linda Dole Backup solo show, and town residents show) is slated for Wednesday from 5:30-7 pm ~ starting at Lyons Regional Library. Musician & food purveyor TBD. Thanks Lyons Community Foundation and Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission
April 17, Monday, deadline to get your taxes filed.
April 17, 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustees meeting. Open to all.
April 22, EARTH DAY! Do something to honor and celebrate our earth!
April 23 – Tulip and Fairy Festival, Boulder, 9am to 5pm, Pearl Street — Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. This beloved springtime tradition features performances and activities for kids of all ages and celebrates the more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world-renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season. Rain Date: April 30
April 28, Arbor Day. Plant a tree!
April 29, 12-6 p.m. – annual Lyons Film Festival, at Diner bar. Films are from all over including documentaries and stories. It will be a ticketed event. $30 all day.
===== SAVE THE DATE: =====May 3 – Fine Arts Festival at the school. Time TBD. We will feature all of our LYONS SCHOOL bands and choirs (all levels), display artwork, and will have food trucks. Times for concert will likely be between 5:30pm onward (TBD) =====May 2 – Blood Drive sponsored by Town of Lyons (for Vitalant blood source).
========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.
ESTES PARK “TASTER PLATES” –– annual event — most restaurants in town have $6 ‘taster plates’ (small portions of select menu items, or drinks) on Thursdays in March, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. See their Facebook pages for a list of who is participating and what they are offering that week! Most are dine-in only.
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===
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 – January thru May – 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 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…
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *MARCH CALENDAR* for a quick view of the month.
We are a small town, and focus on events IN LYONS. Submit your calendar item for review to: LyonsRecorder.Editor@ gmail .com
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