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.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK – every Wednesday in July at 6:30p.m. See below list.
July 14-16 – Started in 2016, Snowy Grass 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, 2023 AT 10:15 AM – 3 PM – Learn how to research HISTORY at Colorado’s history museum: RSVP for this FREE event at: https://tickets.historycolorado.org/…/drop-in…/tickets Curious about conducting research using History Colorado’s collection, but unsure of how to start? Stop by the Stephen H. Hart Research Center for assistance with your research journey. Attend our introductory program at 10:15 am to learn more about the History Colorado Collection, and stay afterwards to work on your own research project.
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 address 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 16, Sunday, 5p.m./ monthly “Pints & Pages” — at A-Lodge Rock Garden: discussion book event for the whole community. (There will be no book club at the library in the summer).
July 17 – 7:30 p.m. Town Board of Trustee Meeting – all invited.
(1) July 19, 7p.m. – Dragonflies talk at library === (2) July 20, 10 a.m. – 12 = Dragonflies field trip (Pella Landing)! Lyons library; register. Leslie Larson, amateur naturalist. Bring your camera!
July 19, 9:30 – 5:30p.m. Lyons Senior Bus Trip to Rockies Game. See SENIOR NEWS or our CALENDAR page for more details, or contact LRamsey@townoflyons.com
July 23,9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pancake Fundraiser for Lyons Fire Dept., including music by Charlie Rose, and silent auction.
July 29, 7 p.m. – Opera in the Park 2023 at the Boulder Bandshell, (July 30th raindate)– scenes from Wagner’s iconic Der Ring. We invite you and your audience to join us for a spellbinding night of music featuring gods, giants, dwarfs, water maidens and Valkyries at the foot of our majestic Flatirons. Music lovers of all ages will appreciate Wagner as the original “Wall of Sound.” tickets .
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.
August 1 COLORADO DAY ==join the History Colorado Center for a multi-sensory musical experience with a Candlelight concert featuring Colorado’s own Range Ensemble. The string quartet will be playing Centennial State favorites like John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High and Jimmy Buffett’s A Mile High in Denver. Get your tickets today!
August 1, 6 p.m. – National Night Out – Boulder County has activities in 4 towns, including Lyons. == Bohn Park. See first equipment first hand; demonstrations; talk to first responders; K-9 (dogs); enjoy snacks and company. The event is popular with the kids.
August 5, 9a.m. – 3 p.m. Lyons (1) Local Art Fair (2) Crapfest. — Todd & Becky Jacobson put this on every year in their backyard. Casual and fun. Surprise finds of “junkyard” stuff, and new artists hoping to be discovered by you== 2136 Apple Valley Rd
========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 – 3rd Quarter 2023 (July 12 – October 6) – 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, 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…
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.