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.
November 16, 3:30-4:30pm, library, Gobble for Turkeys: Our Thanksgiving bird is pretty amazing—they make a variety of sounds to communicate, have interesting habits, and they can fly! Discover fun facts about wild turkeys through stories, hands-on demonstrations, and activities. For children ages 5-10 with adult companions. RSVP Here
November 16 & 17 – movie outside at A-Rock, Friday “Home Alone,” and Saturday “Santa Clause”. Free. Fire pit warmers.
November 17, 6-8pm, library. Teen Fall Hangout: Pizza! Snacks! Games! Crafts! Friends! Celebrate Fall at the library with your friends as we eat, play, create and hang out. Dinner and snacks will be provided. RSVP’s encouraged! For teens and tweens grades 6-12. RSVP Here
November 17, DEADLINE – “Keep it Clean” art contest for kids. Watershed. See our ARTICLE.
November 18, Longmont Humane Society has a fabulous bake sale: from 11am-2pm. fundraiser.
November 18, 12:30 p.m., Lyons library, Art Trading Cards, open to all.
November 20, 7 p.m. Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting; open to all.
November 20-24, SCHOOL BREAK (no school)
November 23 – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! — many offices and government agencies will be closed for one day, or a 4-day weekend.
November 24, Native American Heritage Day. Some offices will be closed, including Lyons library.
November 24, 5:30 p.m. Estes Park “Catch the Glow” Christmas parade.
November 29, 5 – 6p.m. Longmont’s Fall Festival: music, activities, refreshments. (fee). At the Memorial Bldg on Longs Peak Rd. REGISTER.
See below for Christmas Activities.
December 4, Town of Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting, 7p.m., Open to all.
December 7, Hanukkah begins.
December 9, 11 a.m. Yellow Barn 1st Annual Film Festival. 1 feature length and 7 shorts; followed by music and socializing. 9417 N. Foothills Hwy (a/k/a Hwy 36 to Boulder). INFO & TIX
December 12 – INFO MEETING for new attendees: Lyons Elementary School — preschool, kindergarten, K-5 OPEN Enrollment begins December 1st. Join us for an informational meeting on Dec. 12th at the Lyons Elemen. Library at 5 to 6:15 p.m. // learn more at www.LyonsES.svvsd.org or call 303-823-6915.
December 18, Town of Lyons Board of Trustee Meeting, 7p.m., Open to all.
December 21, First Day of Winter. Thursday at 10:27 p.m. EST. (for the Northern Hemisphere).
December 24, 5 p.m. Annual Candlelight CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE at the Wildflower Pavilion (Planet Bluegrass) This is a popular event in Lyons, and always well attended. Free (donations welcome). Service and live music. Free parking. Consider bringing a lap blanket.
December 23, 24, 25 — Various Church Christmas services. See our CHURCH DIRECTORY.
December 25 – Merry Christmas! (Holiday)
December 25, Monday, federal and local government offices, including library and post office, will be closed.
December 31st – New Year’s Eve. Various events happening to bring in the new year 2024.
January 1st, at 1p.m. Annual Polar Plunge at Black Bear Hole!
January 6, Saturday – Town of Lyons and Fire Protection District will have Christmas tree recycling. (more details to come)
LYONS LIBRARY – click here for EVENTS CALENDAR
November/December Holiday Activities
***FULL LIST OF HOLIDAY EVENTS WILL BE IN A SEPARATE ARTICLE IN DECEMBER****
For list of HOLIDAY MARKETS IN DENVER AND COLORADO CITIES -click here-
Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. – Lyons Tree Lighting Ceremony (NEW this year), on the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th, in Sandstone Park, near the Visitor Center.
December 1, 7-9p.m., Lyons Library, Live concert and Food Pantry Donations: THREE groups will be performing throughout the night. For info and to RSVP // Please rsvp so we can get an idea of how many will be attending. Donations to the food pantry (or checks to LEAF) are not required, but are greatly appreciated.
Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. – Lyons Parade of Lights: first weekend in December. Saturday. Goes from 2nd Avenue, down Main Street, and wraps around to High Street. Sign up to have a home-made float in the parade! Theme “Small Town, Big Heart.” — Lyons River Church will have free cocoa and cookies. Lyons Community Church will have their home-made chili bowls, before the parade (5:30p.m.) and during parade. (Donations welcome) ARTICLE.
December 2 – last day that A-Lodge’s Rock Garden will be open for the year. Great liquor prices as they try to get rid of stock before they close. Watch the parade go by!
Dec 2 – 3: Lyons Artisan Market,10 a.m. – 4 p.m., elementary school gym. (Santa pix) See our ARTICLE for all the details!
December 9, 10-3p.m. Pinewood Springs Christmas art/crafts Bazaar. All local artists! In the Pinewood Community Church building.
December 14 – Deadline to hand in your “Giving Tree” gift for the less advantaged people in town. (see flier at bottom of “Christmas events” list, below). Please read the instructions on the tag, and deliver it by closing time to Oskar Blues bldg.
Dec. 21, 4-7:30p.m. – Christmas/Holiday Movies/Crafts at Lyons Library: celebrate the season at the Lyons Community Library with movies, crafts, and food! We’ll be showing movies geared toward different ages – come and stay for the whole time, or pick the activity you’re most interested in. ==4pm – Movie: Frosty’s Winter Wonderland==4:30pm – 5:30pm – Crafts & Games==5:30pm – Movie: Elf==Crafts and activities will include photo booth with props, sugar cookie decorating, take and make gift kit, games, and more! INFO and Register
January 6, Saturday – Town of Lyons and Fire Protection District will have Christmas tree recycling. (more details to come)
====NON LYONS EVENTS=========
Nov. 22, 4:30 p.m., Downtown Denver Parade and turning on the Lights
Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m. Day after Thanksgiving — Estes Park “Catch the Glow” Christmas parade.
Longmont Annual Historic Home Tour (by St. Vrain Historical Society) Dec 9, 10, 14 and 17. 1 to 4p.m. except on the 14th evening 4-7p.m. — Step into the enchanting world of history and holiday magic at the Historic Hoverhome! Immerse yourself in the festive ambiance as Hoverhome dons its holiday splendor. Tour at your own pace at one of our four scheduled open house-style tours, with knowledgeable docents sharing captivating tales of the Hover family and the home’s history. —Tour fees are $15.00 per person, (children under 10 are free), and help The St. Vrain Historical Society with the continued preservation and care of Historic Hoverhome. No RSVPs are required.
December 2, and 3, from 11 a.m. to 4pm. — Historic Boulder’s annual Historic Home Tour will concentrate on small homes this year, in historic neighborhoods. TICKETS
December 8 & 9 = HANDEL’s MESSIAH by the Oratorio Society of Estes Park. free. Friday at 7p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the YMCA Hyde Chapel / of the Rockies. (donations appreciated)
December 9, Stonebridge Farms crafts market, 9 to 4p.m. – 5169 Ute Hwy.; 2 miles from Lyons. INFO.
DENVER CHRISTKINDL MARKET, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23, 2023 – no need to fly to Europe to experience the “German Village at Christmas” This Market represents a variety of countries. Takes place in Civic Center Park 11a.m. to 7p.m. (on weekends 9p.m.) Free, and music.
Longmont Christmas Market: Dec 16 & 17, 10a.m.-5p.m., at the Boulder County Fairgrounds on Hoover Rd. — biggest in the state. Admission & Parking are Free
========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 that are taking place in Lyons, including monthly “reoccurring events.” And other “nonprofit” groups’ activities. === 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 – 4th Quarter 2023 (October 18 to December/January) – sponsored by Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission — The Library art show features a solo artist. — The Town Hall features local residents’ art. Open during normal business hours.
Lyons (history) Redstone Museum = CLOSED FOR SEASON = 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, open to public = Lyons school fundraiser – closed as of 2023 (2.) Estes Park American Legion Hall, weekly, Tuesdays at 6p.m. (located on Hwy 36); check before you go: www.EstesLegion.org – 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 at the Estes Park American Legion #119, 850 N. St. Vrain— Benefits Assistance every Wednesday from 9 to 11a.m. and 5 to 7p.m. // and Pro Bono Legal Assistance, 1st Thursday of the month, from 5 to 7p.m. –– also, Bingo, Queen of Hearts, Live Music, daily menus, breakfasts, Dice Game. . ======= Boulder American Legion #10, 4760 28th St… has: meals, trap range, and Texas Hold Em card games.====== Longmont Post #32, 315 S Bowen St,.. Offers meals, football on TV, softball, fish fry, Legion Riders, and more.. ======== The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America. The Legion, established by an act of Congress in 1919, was instrumental in getting the original GI BILL Through Congress and the creation of the Department of Veterans Affairs. ===== See our ARTICLE for a full list of support and benefits in the USA.
****LYONS LIBRARY**** 303-823-5165 lyonslibrary.com or Facebook page == Offering EVERY MONTH: Kids-only book club — Art Trading Cards — Word Wednesday (for writers) — Storytime Wednesday. — Tech Help — Crafts for kids and adults — 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 latest 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 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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.