Things Happening in Lyons~ Classes, Events & Deadlines – 5/25/23
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.
SUMMER 2023 == See new LIST at bottom of calendar of NON-MUSIC regular events happening all summer in our bars. =and= updates on who has live bands during the summer.
May 25 – ****last day of school — Let’s PARTY!**** =======3:30 pm to 5:30pm – LYONS – School’s Out! Summer Kick Off Party – for school-aged kiddos (elementary school), and their parents, at Lyons Dairy Bar & Thor’s Pet Palace: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free! — Face paintings, sidewalk chalk art, fairy hair (fee$), coloring contest, balloons (fee$), reptile viewing, beanie babies, and more! ========For Pinewood/Estes kids, It’s the Last Day of School! Join us at the ESTES PK library to celebrate! Come get a free book by signing up for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy some free pizza and snacks, make art and play Just Dance on our Wii. A Tween / Teen Summer Reading Program event. REGISTER==ok to just show up if you are reading this too late!
May 25, 11 a.m. Lyons Library Book Club – The Busy Reader’s Book Club is our bi-monthly book club meeting. This month’s pick is Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister. Join us for cookies and tea in the Library Community Room. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. REGISTER.
May 26 – Happy Hour at the Boulder Museum, as part of their “BEER HERE!” summer exhibit. – this day features Oskar Blues! Takes place in gallery, includes talks, tasting, snacks, and more. Fee.
2023 GRADUATION: Saturday, May 27th
Commencement begins @ 10:00 AM
Lyons Middle/Senior Football Field (In case of inclement weather: auditorium / tickets required!)
LIVE STREAM LINK
May 27 – start of LYONS SUMMER READING PROGRAM for all ages: The program runs through August 4th. Check their website or come in to library and pick up your BINGO card and get started reading. prizes.
May 27 – Lyons High School graduation – congratulations!
May 27, 9a.m. – 3 p.m. Annual ‘rocky mountain’ Plant Sale, fundraiser for Lyons’ Rocky Mt Botanic Gardens. For more information, go to: www.rmbg.org
May 29 – MEMORIAL DAY – Celebrate our military! — remember federal and local government offices will be closed. = Join the 3-day Boulder Creek Festival in Boulder, Boulder Creek Path // the Estes Park 3-day Arts Market in downtown Bond Park // Longmont’s American Legion Post 32 hosts 3 wreath ceremonies and presentations starting at 9 a.m. Monday – concluding with a flag ceremony at the American Legion Post 32, 315 S. Bowen St. // Denver: May 26-29, 4 day weekend with 4 stages, live music, free.
May 29 – Bolder Boulder—the annual 10-kilometer Memorial Day race – the largest Memorial Day Tribute in the U.S. The ceremony honors all of those who have given their life in military service to our country.
May 30, (repeat weekly) – FREE weekly YOGA in Bohn Park, by Branson Andres.
May 31, 6:30 p.m., Boulder Bookstore: Lyons’ John Gierach will speak about and sign his new book, All the Time in the World, on Wednesday. This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Register HERE
May 31, 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Lyons library community room — Big Event! Find out all the COMMUNITY RESOURCES available to residents of Boulder County. Includes health/wellness, and recreation resources. (snacks, and giveaways)
June 2, 10 a.m., Lyons library: Beginners drawing class (weekly thru the summer) by local popular artist Anita Miller = class & waiting list are full.
June 2, or 3, or 4th – Rattlesnake Avoidance Classes – valuable training in Lyons at Stone Canyon Kennels on June 2nd – 4th 2023 with appointments available between 9am – 6pm. Please e-mail Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
June 3 Annual Bee Festival – Featuring BETHYLOVELIGHT / Buddha Bomb Tribute / Miraja / and Brigitte Mars, natural herbs.== 11 speakers./ Herb Walks./ Live Painting./ 2 food trucks./ 13 “Eco-booths” / Costume contest at 3 p.m. — See Let It Be Honey & More business page or Facebook page, or stop by, for more information.
June 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bohn Park, – Annual Town of Lyons Artisan Festival. = Local artisans will be selling creative arts, jewelry, wearables, and more! This event will be held in conjunction with the Lyons Community Foundation Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ and cook-off. Enjoy live entertainment by Blue Canyon Boys between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., root beer floats, good food, and locally crafted art! This event is outdoors, remember to bring cash in case of intermittent issues with wifi and cell service. Free parking ACROSS the street. INFO.
June 5, 7 p.m. Town of Lyons, Board of Trustees meeting, open to all.
June 13, 6:30 p.m. – 2nd of 4 part series: Wild Mind/Sacred Heart = Summer: Water, Innocence, and Embodiment, at Library Community Room = Join local authors, Niki Dewart and Elizabeth Marglin, for the second of four seasonal gatherings in the Wild Mind/Sacred Heart: A Year with The Wild & Sacred Feminine Deck series dedicated to exploring the deep feminine.
June 15 – Pajama Storytime and Stuffie Sleepover – see library for details
June 17, 9a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, annual Garden Tour. – fundraiser – self-guided walking tour of 10 wonderful home gardens in Lyons. Buy tickets. See our Article June 1st.
June 17, 12:30p.m. – Art Trading Cards at the library.
June 17, 3-6 p.m. – LYONS PRIDE FEST – at Sandstone Park; and Drag Show at A-Lodge Rock Garden 630-830p.m. (more to come).
June 19 — first of three “Open Studio” ==June 19th, July 17th, and August 21st, 10am-12pm
Library Community Room – Bring in your works-in-progress such as: knitting, crocheting, drawing, sketching, embroidery, painting, and other portable projects to create and connect with others in the community. No registration required. Questions: email@example.com.
June 19, 7 pm. – Town of Lyons Board of Trustees meeting, open to all.
June 20, Paint and Sip for kids – see library for details
June 21, 10:30 a.m. – Combination of Kick Off of kids’ garden workshop /and/ kids storytime. REGISTER at Library.
June 23 & 24 – in Hugo, CO – June 23 and 24, annual Colorado Championship Ranch Rodeo where you can cheer for your favorite working ranch cowboys, including the infamous 6666 Ranch Rodeo team known by “Yellowstone” fans, as they compete for the title of champion. Following the rodeo, Texas country singer- Randall King. See real working ranch cowboys from throughout the region . The town of 787 people is located SE of Denver, off US40.
June 24, Good Old Days Program at Lyons Redstone Museum. Plus Mr & Mrs Good Old Days.
June 28, 10:30 a.m. – for kids of all ages, at the library: A crew from Lyons Fire Protection District will read us stories, show us an emergency vehicle, and teach us how they work together as a team! See LIBRARY for details.
========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 Bread Mercantile
==MUSIC CHANGES FOR SUMMER 2023==
MainStage Brewing has brought back live bands on Thurs., Friday and Saturday through September ===and A-Lodge Rock Garden now has music every Friday night for the summer. === starting Memorial Day weekend, Oskar Blues live music will be starting at 8p.m. (not 7p.m.) – Also their Bluegrass jam/pick is now at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays; and it is upstairs (not downstairs), lead by KC Groves and Eric Thorin. == Diner bar has Sunday “blues jams”. And, MainStage has Thursday “bluegrass,” but it’s not a “jam.”
===ONGOING — NON MUSIC EVENTS at our BARS in Town===
Pizza 66 – Pool tournament with Lawrence LeBlanc, at 6:30pm /and open mic with Dustin Becker, at 7:30-11p.m., every Tuesday.
Pizza 66 – Karaoke with Nic Wiley, starts 9 p.m., every Friday
A-Lodge Rock Garden – 11-4p.m. Makers “craft” market, last Sunday
A-Lodge Rock Garden – movie night 6-10p.m. 1st Thursdays
A-Lodge Rock Garden – book club 5-7p.m. 3rd Sunday
MainStage Brewing – Rotating Tuesdays: (1) MainStage – Trivia Night 6:30-10p.m, 2nd and 4th Tuesday, (2) Main Stage Bingo, 6:30-8:30p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays — Both run by Trevonious Monk.
and Spirit Hound Distillery has a series of unique, one time events which include speakers
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===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
LYONS Quarterly ART SHOW – 2nd Quarter 2023 (April 12 – July 12) – Town Hall & Library: Art Show sponsored by LAHC — The Library art show features a solo artist. — The Town Hall features local residents’ art.
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum Open on weekends in May for “May Historical Preservation” Month. Open June 1 to October 1 every day = 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.(3.) Lyons MainStage Brewery, first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. – see our Calendar for more info
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)week.
Located in the lower level (hall) of the Lyons Community Church. Sponsored by LEAF.
+++++++++ 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.
5/23 = SENIOR Resource Specialist for LYONS = Walt Self Senior Center — Call for an appointment: Amy Shoffner, firstname.lastname@example.org === Phone: 720-766-8844 === A note… that it’s easier to reach Amy on her cell phone, which is 720-766-8844 —- See SENIOR NEWS for information on the new staff person and what she can help you with.
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 /or/ local Lyons park, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., free. For Lyons seniors 55+ ===Register with Lisa and find out where they are taking place this month. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com You can register here https://www.townoflyons.com/…/Register-for-Recreation…
See LYONS RECORDER’S WEB PAGE *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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There is also a LARP (Live Action Role Play) in the Park for Tweens/Teens grades 6-12 starting 6/5-6/9 from 2pm-5pm everyday. It is put on by TAG and the LRL. FREE but must register on the Lyons Regional Library website!