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 a lot of details or 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 20, 4-7p.m. – Bake Sale for Friends of Community Library. Put on by the library’s Teen Advisory Group.
July 20 – deadline to register – event is August 3 – Mental Health Partners is celebrating 60 years of serving our communities, and we want to celebrate with you! Join MHP’s CEOs (past and present) in a special cake cutting at 5:00 p.m. with free cake and ice cream for all from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Haagan Dasz. Please RSVP by July 20th: RSVP
- Client art show and sale
- Fun self-care activities
- Comfort dogs
- Virtual scrapbook of 60 years of MHP
- Self-guided tour
July 20, 7p.m. – Colorado True Crime talk — Spirit Hound Distillers -3rd Thursday specialist talk in different field of compelling and informative subjects. — This month is on Colorado True Crime. – custom cocktails to match the theme and seating will go quickly.
July 21, 8:15-10:30 p.m.
STARGAZING: Near Lyons. Location provided when registering.==All ages welcome. == What is the difference between a planet and a dwarf planet or an asteroid and a comet? Join us to learn more about the objects in our own solar system. Followed by stargazing with telescopes provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society. Boulder County Open Space. Register
July 22 – July 30 – Cheyenne Frontier Days – Live Music, Big Rodeo, many activities for the family. Indian Village. Fort Russell. Frontier Town. Midway. MORE INFO.
July 22 – 23 — Dragon Boat Festival – Sloan’s Lake, Denver – the largest one in the US – 140,000 attendees. TICKETS
July 23, Plume & Farrow – Medicinal Garden Walk, Lyons – MORE INFO
July 23, 3 p.m., Poker Tournament Texas Hold’em – SpiritHound Distillers
July 23, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pancake Fundraiser for Lyons Fire Dept., including music by Charlie Rose, and silent auction.
July 25 – Weed Management Tour – Boulder County Parks & Open Space – See our ARTICLE – REGISTER
July 29, 1:00 p.m. join local author and photographer Dawn Wilson as she shares her latest published work, 100 Things To Do In Estes Park Before You Die. She will discuss the book, its contents, and how it came to be, from idea to publication. The program will take place in the Estes Park Museum Meeting Room. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale and the author will sign all purchased copies.
July 29, 2 – 10 p.m., Fundraiser for Lyons dog and wolf rescue sanctuary. — Just 4 Jacks –The Rock Garden at A-Lodge. See ARTICLE. music and pizza.
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 29 “Cobbles of Time,” 9 a.m.-1 p.m.= Near Nederland.=All ages welcome. =The story of Glacial Lake Devlin and evidence of its catastrophic demise is a fascinating and little-known chapter in the geologic history of Caribou Ranch. Join volunteer naturalists on this 4.5-mile moderate hike to learn about the evidence firsthand. We will also learn about some of the oldest rocks in the area and the valuable minerals that formed and were mined nearby.
Boulder County Open Space. Register
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.
July 30 – International Day of Friendship was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (U.N.). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for these relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity. — See our POEM on 7/27 about Friendship with other Women, and our Moms, and Aging.
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 responder equipment first hand; demonstrations; talk to first responders; K-9 (dogs); enjoy snacks and company. The event is popular with the kids.
August 3, 4-6p.m. – Mental Health Partners celebration 60 year anniversary. RSVP for party by July 20th. (See 7/30 above for details)
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
August 5, 9 a.m. – 2p.m., Hilltop Guild, Allenspark, Craft Fair, lots of handicrafts. located at 18720 Highway 7 south of Allenspark en route to Lyons. Bright outdoor flags will mark the location.
August 6, 1-4p.m. Oskar Blues in LONGMONT. celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birthday August 6. Shakedown Street vendor market from 1pm-4pm and Crick Wooder will hit the stage at 4pm. Misfits Pizza food truck on site from 1pm-7pm. Free Event.
August 7- Lyons Board of Trustee meeting at 7pm, open to all
August 8, Plume & Farrow – Medicinal Garden Walk, Lyons – MORE INFO
August 9 **FINAL** normally scheduled Concert in the Park (in case of bad weather, some concerts may be re-scheduled for late August) – thanks to LCF!
August 10, 5-10 p.m. Can’d Aid – Oskar Blues DENVER on 1624 Market Street = Can’d Aid is turning 10! Celebrate with us with bluegrass, brews, and giving back. The concert will feature Can’d Aid TUNES AmbassadorsSongs From the Road Band and Arthur Hancock ===We’ll also be kicking off the evening by building bikes, skateboards and assembling art kits for underserved Denver-area youth. Secure your volunteer slot. REGISTER & TICKETS
August 12, 10 a.m. (8 hr) “Bizarre Cat Bazaar” in Nederland – Enjoy performers, dancers, tribal drumming-dancing, a cat costume contest first prize $500; and Los Cheesies headlining
August 14 – Lyons Lions Club 29th annual golf tournament being, at Lake Valley Golf Club. This fundraiser supports our causes for the year. Nationally we support the Lions Club International in projects such as Seeing Eye Dogs, Cornea transplants and the Rocky Mountain Eye Bank, as well as disaster relief. Locally, along with our youth Leo Club, we support community projects, give scholarships, collect eye glasses and hearing aids to name a few. (Sponsors are needed for prizes and more. And players can sign up to play the game.)
August 16 – Concert in Park RESCHEDULE
August 16, 7-8:30 p.m. – “I’m Not a Savage” – Lakota Performers in Europe. Nederland Mining Museum — Minimum age 12 with accompanying adult. REGISTER. Boulder County Open Space.
August 18, 9-11 a.m., Senior Walk, Boulder County Open Space = Join us for a moderate-easy hike above Boulder for a general nature hike. We will use our senses to experience our environment. We will also explore how fire changes our landscapes over time. Expect uneven terrain and approximately 200 feet of elevation gain. See BoCo Tours ARTICLE 7/27/23, or go to their web site.
August 21 – Lyons Board of Trustee meeting at 7pm, open to all
August 22 – Weed Management Tour – Boulder County Parks & Open Space – See our ARTICLE – REGISTER
August 25, 5 p.m. “Murder at the Mansion” — historic Hover House, Longmont
August 25-27 Planet Bluegrass “Folk Fest” — see our ARTICLE in August. Buy tix online.
August 27, 2 – 7 p.m. “Hootenanny” This family-friendly event, a fundraiser for LCF and LEAF, is the perfect way to close out Summer in Lyons! at River Bend –live music, dance performances, kids’ activities, a silent auction, food trucks, and the much-loved rubber ducky race. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
========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
***In Case of BAD WEATHER, some of these concerts may be re-scheduled for late August***
*** 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.***
~~SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL TOWN STORES~~
===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.