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.
- Natl. Latino Heritage Month (See Longmont Museum for many activities & exhibit)
- Natl. Suicide Prevention Month (see our article for information)
- Natl. Preparedness Month (See Estes Park Library for many activities)
September 15 – deadline to sign up for Town of Lyons “free for all ball tournament” REGISTER $15
September 15, Library program in Bohn Park, Astronomy: Seasons of Change from 7-9pm. With environmental educator Deborah Price. All ages. Free. Visit lyons.colibraries.org/ to RSVP.
September 15, 10 a.m. to 4p.m. – Pinewood Springs – Anniversary of Great Flood of 2013 activities at the Fire Station Community Room.
September 15 – 10 a.m. – Longmont Museum groundbreaking of new extension of courtyard; light refreshments.
September 15 – //cancelled// 6th Grip, Sip, Give Classic at Twin Peaks Golf Course, Longmont. Don’t miss this raucous day of golf, beer, prizes and giving back and register your team. Support Can’d Aid.
September 16, 10:30-12noon, Artists in Conversation = Sally King and April Tierney are returning to the library for another intergenerational conversation about the complexity and necessity of both making and sharing art. REGISTER.
September 16, 9a.m. – 11a.m. – Interactive Open House to discuss Wildfire Protection Plan in Boulder County = multiple meetings, but the one in Lyons is on this date – location to be determined. ==includes Allenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Pinewood Springs and Lyons (North Mountain Zone)
September 18, 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting; open to all.
September 19, 6:30 – 8pm, library, Wild Mind/Sacred Heart: FALL version — Join local authors, Niki Dewart and Elizabeth Marglin, for the third of four seasonal gatherings. In our fall workshop, the element of EARTH pulls us inward. Using myth and metaphor, we journey into the realm of the soul where self-knowing becomes a portal for transformation.
September 19, 11:45 a.m. Boulder Board of Commissioners meeting on building permit moratorium, while changes to zoning in unincorporated Lyons are considered. — The public hearing will be in Commissioners’ Hearing Room (3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder). The hearing can be attended in person, online through Zoom, or by phone. Written comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments can also be made during the Sept. 19 public hearing. Meeting registration details will be available in the Commissioners’ Advance Agenda on Friday, Sept. 8.
September 19, SENIOR BUS TRIP to Wildlife Sanctuary ($fee). CONTACT LISA RAMSEY: email@example.com or 303-823-6622 x30
September 21, 22, 23 – Community PLAY – Lyons Community Theatre ~ Adult Comedy – at Lyons Regional Library. (Click link to see Monthly Calendar with details; more Details to come re: local cast / producers / team / reusable stage construction.)
September 23 – National Public Lands Day (many special events going on)
September 23 – First Day of Autumn
September 24 – Yom Kippur
September 28 | 4:30-7 pm Longmont Downtown Wine Walk: Sample your way through downtown Longmont and enjoy a variety of different wines while exploring unique shops and boutiques. Your ticket purchase includes a limited edition wine sampling glass, and 10 (ten) one-ounce samples of assorted wines. $25.
September 29, 6:30 p.m., library program. Full Moon Fun Walk. We will meet on the Library’s front porch at 6:30pm and make our way through Sandstone Park during the full moon. With the help of stories, demonstrations and activities. With environmental educator Deborah Price. All ages program. Visit lyons.colibraries.org/ to RSVP.
September 30, 1:30-3p.m., library, Moving from Discord to Dialogue, at library – Is there a tried-and-true method to move beyond social, religious and political arguments? As a community organizer and social worker, Rebekah Shardy has developed tools that work. Register Here
October 12: Boulder County Board of Commissioners Town Hall: The commissioners will host an in-person Town Hall event at 5:30 p.m. at Left Hand Grange (195 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544). Residents and businesses are welcome to attend and share comments and questions in person. = Bo Co Minimum wage is one of the topics.
October 5, 2 – 7 p.m. // Oct 6 10 – 5p.m. // Oct 7, 10 – 2 p.m. – Friends of Library used book sale (& dvd’s). Something for all ages, and low prices. Support your local library’s free programs!
October 6 – 3rd quarter art show will be removed. == 4th qtr art show will be installed. LAHC
October 9-15: CHEER CAMP time. Join Lyons High School Cheer Team for a week of fun, ending with cheering at our Lyons High School Football game Thursday night. Camp is Mon-Wedn., and then they perform at the Thursday game. REGISTER
October 11 – 4th Quarter Art Show OPENING, at library and town hall. LAHC
October 28, Halloween Parade; plus, chili cook off at MainStage following the parade, fund raiser for The Lyons Garden Club, more details as we get closer.
September 30 – October 1, 2023. Celebrate Estes Park’s resident elk at Estes Park Elk Fest, a family-friendly festival in Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave). Paid parking on street, free in Visitor Center bldg, and Events/Fairground lot which both have a shuttle. Go to Visit Estes Park for more 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”, Oskar Blues Bar and Grill, SpiritHounds Distillers (Events), and Main Stage Brewing. Diner Bar, Marigold Restaurant, Moxie’s Bread Mercantile
*** 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 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (open at 12:30p.m. on Sundays) = 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, weekly (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. All ages! – see our Month 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. (MOVING to LaVern Johnson Park in September) 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.
+++++++++ 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.