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.
June 11 thru 16 – RIDE THE ROCKIES — This is all over northern and mid-Colorado, from Gilpin to Larimer County. Ventures Endurance is one of the largest event companies in North America. They will be in Lyons on Friday June 16th, and be at Oskar Blues and Bohn Park “Station” for food and rest. No roads will be closed. This is “ride” not a “race.” (There is a different route each year, and it is not always through Lyons, so come on out and cheer them on!)
June 15 – Pajama Storytime and Stuffie Sleepover – see library for details
June 15, 5 p.m. fundraiser for Good Life Refuge, at Rock Garden, live band
June 15, 7 p.m. – Weeds and Allergies – one of the ongoing scientific talks at SpirtHound Distillers.
June 16 – RIDE THE ROCKIES will be going thru Lyons June 16th. See above June 11th for more info.
June 17, 12:30p.m. – Art Trading Cards at the library.
June 17, 7:30 p.m. – Concert for the Homeless shelter in Boulder. Open seating; free. Tax deductible. Headed by Jesse Garland, with great musicians.
June 17, 3-6 p.m. – LYONS PRIDE FEST – at Sandstone Park; and Drag Show at A-Lodge Rock Garden 630-830p.m. See our ARTICLEs June 8th and 15th.== Features special foods, vendors, speakers, parade, and more!
June 17 – 18 – 19 – (1.) MONDAY is JUNETEENTH: Most government offices will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday —— It is a holiday celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.=== (2.) Juneteenth in Denver Colorado is a week-long celebration including state-wide activations, concerts and the popular Parade plus a 2-day Street Festival on the weekend, and live concert on Sunday — based in the Historic Five Points Neighborhood (the 2700 block of Welton) of Denver, Colorado. Juneteenth Music Festival – Visit Denver
June 18, Happy FATHER’S DAY! Remember to show your dad your love and appreciation on this special day!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19, 7 pm. – Town of Lyons Board of Trustees meeting, open to all.
June 20 – annual Friends of Folk Music Festival in Estes Park – Performance Park. free. Bring a chair.===Bands this year===
4:00 Good Time Johnny
5:15 Step Mother Nature
6:00 Chain Station
7:15 The Flyin’ A’s
8:45 The Reminders
June 20, Paint and Sip for kids – see library for details
June 21/22 – Happy Summer Solstice Day! celebrate Midsummer!
June 21 – first Concert in the Park – Joe Kuckla – see box below for “list.” Bring a Chair. See ARTICLE for description of bands.
June 21, 10:30 a.m. – Combination of Kick Off of kids’ garden workshop /and/ kids storytime. see library for details and register.
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. (see 6/1/23 newspaper for a lot more details)
June 24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Good Old Days Program at Lyons Redstone Museum. The name has changed to History Day at the Museum, (Town of Lyons will not be participating this year). Plus announcing Certificates honoring (1) Kathleen Spring, for 25 years “history preservation” work, and (2) teens graduating this year from “pioneer families.” Town officials and commission representatives will speak. History Preservation News. LaVern statute News. Followed by fun activities and refreshments. See ARTICLE next week.
June 24 & 25 – Celebrate Midsummer at the 30th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! Traditional Folk Music, Dance, and Food, Maypole, Specialty Scandinavian and Viking Vendors, Volvo and Saab Auto Show, Beer Garden, Flower Crowns, Crafts, Story Telling, Colorado Band Nordic Daughter, and Vikings!!! Lots of Vikings! Go to www.estesmidsummer/midsummer festival.com
June 25, 10a.m. – all day. Agricultural Heritage Center’s annual Barnyard Critter Day where you can view Amanda McCavour’s site-specific installation and enjoy art activities, food, music and fun for the whole family. This program does not require reservations. You’re invited to simply show up! Learn more at longmontmuseum.org
June 25, 3-5:30 p.m., Party & Fundraiser in Pinewood Springs — for the fire dept. and the Community Church. Free classical, folk, rock & roll, and ragtime concert… plus refreshments. Bring chair. 260 Buttonrock Rd/ also known as Gate 6.
June 28 – 2nd Concert in the Park for 2023 – Gingerbomb. (see below for a full list) Bring a chair.
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.
June 29, 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Blood Drive –
Lyons Regional Library. Sign up today: Vitalant.
June 30 – Longmont Gay Pride Parade and Festival – See our ARTICLE.
LYONS LIBRARY EVENTS CALENDAR
July 7 – resident art due for exhibit in town hall. 5:30 to 7p.m. “ready to hang” See LAHC.
July 8 – Evacuation Drill – sign up with Pinewood Springs Fire Department. See article (next week) or Facebook page.
July 13, 4:30 – 6p.m. OPENING of quarterly Art Show by LAHC. Library features Kristine Birdi, plus town hall resident art; music, food. See future article for more info. NOTE the earlier time for opening.
July 14-16 – Started in 2016, SnowyGrass Music Festival is as much about enjoying music as it is participating. The festival, which takes place at Stanley Park in Estes Park, includes workshops for aspiring banjo and fiddle players, as well as beginner lessons in jamming. Performers include Becky Buller Band, Special Consensus, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Find tickets (starting at $58 for single-day, $98 for two days, and $130 for three days) and more information at snowygrass.com/2023.
July 28, 29, 30 – Rocky Grass music festival in Lyons – SOLD out, but you can buy “returned tickets” in the Planet Bluegrass community page. Watch for our article about the lineup.
========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
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK
CLICK HERE TO SEE DETAILS in ARTICLE. (no alcohol in Town Parks; bring a chair; food available for donation) === Lineup is:
June 21st – Joe Kuckla and Irons in the Fire
June 28th – Gingerbomb
July- 5th- Jesse Garland band
July 12th – KC Groves, bluegrass band
July 19th- Erica Brown and the Lionel Young band
July- 26th- The Fretliners
Aug. 2nd- Charlie Rose Bluegrass band
Aug. 9th – Bonnie & Taylor Sims band
*** go to our MONTH Calendar to find all the non-music events === and go to the business’s web page or Facebook page to keep up on the bands playing around town.***
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===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
LYONS Quarterly ART SHOW – 2nd Quarter 2023 (April 12 – July 5) – 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. In the winter, 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 Senior News article – Oct 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)
5/23 = SENIOR Resource Specialist for LYONS = Walt Self Senior Center — Call for an appointment: Amy Shoffner, email@example.com === 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…
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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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.