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 21/22 – Happy Summer Solstice Day! celebrate Midsummer!
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.
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. No reservations. You’re invited to simply show up! Learn more see our ARTICLE.
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. See our ARTICLE.
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
CONCERTS IN THE PARK – every Wednesday in July at 6:30p.m. See below list.
July 3 – Monday – 7:30 p.m. Town Board of Trustee Meeting – all invited
4th of JULY – CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM! — all government offices and services closed.
July 5 to 10, Wednesday to Monday: Rooftop Rodeo – the best small rodeo in American – in Estes Park — the PARADE is back (not since 2019 due to COVID reasons), on Thursday at 10 a.m.
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 11, 7:30 p.m., library. Adventure travel talk and photos of Japan by Cheri Hofer.
July 12, 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 of art exhibition.
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 15, 12:30 p.m. library. Art Trading Cards. (see samples at library)
July 15, 7:30p.m. “World Ride” Fundraiser – Movie Night at the Rock Garden (A_Lodge)
July 15 – another “weed in brown bag” recycle event in Estes Park (for Estes Valley residents, incl. Pinewood)
July 15 – Concert on the Deck, in Pinewood Springs by Sandra Wong–Reservations https://sandrawongmusic.com/buy== Rebecca Folsom has been a force in the Colorado music scene since the 90’s. A powerhouse singer and songwriter, Rebecca Folsom’s music is about liberation. Her songs crack open hearts, inspire hope, and leave listeners with a deeper perspective. Rebecca’s world-class voice traverses a near-four-octave range. KUNC radio describes it as “knock-you-to-your-knees.” Rebecca Folsom- Vocals and Guitar -and- Sandra Wong- Violin/Fiddle, Nyckelharpa and Backup Vocals All ages are most welcome! usually it’s a sell out. Details with addres in the reservation receipt. ==Sandra’s bakery, Fiddle & Dough will be open serving Fika- sweets and coffee. Gluten full, Gluten free and vegan offerings. ==pop up shop: Rebecca’s art and poems and CD’s
July 17 – 7:30 p.m. Town Board of Trustee Meeting – all invited
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 dates still request a timed entry reservation permit online beforehand, May to October. Each is a public “holiday” related to the parks. — Colorado state parks and forests also occasionally offer “free days.”
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.