What a glorious week,of showing off the attributes of Lyons, Colorado. Thanks to Ellen Hine and cohorts for getting the Lyons Art Walk Weekend together, to the Lyons Arts and Humanities Council for the Art Show and Film Fest, and to all other venues (Mayama, Comma Open Studio, Jacob Leeuwenburgh and Kahlie Sue Pinello’s art show at Ferg’s Inn, Lyons Redstone Museum, Quilt Show, Garden Club, Corner Studios, Longmont Spellbinders, and Lyons Community Theatre, Lyons Dairy Bar Kids Art Show, Tisha Woods art show at the Stone Cup & Kitchen, Clarifer Project, Emilyn Inglis student recital, photography exhibit at The Fork, walk around Lyons with artists, and the Death Café at Lyons Yoga & Wellness) that sported the towns amenities. Coco and the Matneys were busy with the Skywalk and Red
Piano, the museum was extra busy, the story-telling was nice and intriguing, ending up with Emilyn at The Fork. All was well, and each event well attended. Our big thanks to all!
SUNDAY IS FATHER’S DAY, a time to honor your “dear old Dad” for caring for you, giving you a roof over your head, your first car, checking on your welfare, making you behave, supporting you in sports and school, on up until you’re are grown, and after. Now he is worrying about the grandkids, and then the great grandkids. Yes, we love our fathers. It is nice to see so many fathers around Lyons pushing baby carriages, taking their kids to ball games, etc. Fatherhood is a joint venture with the mother, so we hail all fathers. Sunday is their day! Happy Fathers Day!
SCHOOL GROWTH MEETING
Mayor Julie VanDomlen, Administrator Victoria Simonsen, and Lyons School Committee member LaVern Johnson met with School District Superintendent Don Hadad, and Buildings Official Rick Ring last week to relate to them that seventeen percent of Lyons’ population is under five years old, and Lyons need to be on their Bond Issue list that will come up in about five years! (That Lyons needs more room in the Elementary School, and an auditorium in the Middle/High School. The men agreed that they will look into Lyons needs and suggested a few options: a new Elementary School, expansion of the present school, change of boundaries, closed enrollment, and listed many ways to fix the problem. At least we “got our nibs in.” Oftentimes, Lyons gets lackadaisical, and we don’t want the District to forget that we are up here!
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 15, & 16 is another treasure. The fifth Sound of Lyons Music Festival with Mintze Wu. Programs will be held at Rogers Hall and the Lyons Community Church, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. The cost is $20, and you can buy tickets at ReRuns or The Stone Cup & Kitchen. Also two free events at Bohn Park on Sunday morning, June 16, consisting of “Music on Canvas” and “Music on the River.” A wonderful cultural program. Mark your calendar. Mintze Wu (professional violinist) has brought the town wonderful music the past five years, and is coming from her home in Taiwan to do it again! Plan to attend.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20, the Chamber Social from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by: Courtyard by Marriott, with Longmont Chamber also present, at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 1470 Dry Creek Drive, Longmont. Register by June 17, at: www.lyons-colorado.com. Free to Chamber members, $5 for each guest. Carpool, if possible. New Chamber members are: The Corner Studios - Valerie Combs; Destination Lyons - Greg Berman; Eileen Yelverton - Individual Member; and Grace Design - Michael Grace.
FREE SUMMER SHUTTLE to and from Boulder on the weekends. The hourly shuttle will operate every weekend and holidays through Saturday, August 31. The schedule is available on the Town of Lyons website, http://www.townoflyons.com/ (303) 447-2848.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is celebrating its 38th summer season, and is open daily, June through September, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stop by for a history tour. Many visitors enjoyed the museum last week from: Arizona, Maryland, New York, Missouri, and Iowa, as well as many area towns. Eloise Rose and Amolac Rica Arnold were visiting their grandmother.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT MUSEUM
Starting on Wednesday, July 10, at 1 p.m., LaVern Johnson, Town Historian will tell some history on various topics: founding of the town, school, Coffintop Dam, old-time Main Street, floods, sewer plant, Meadow Park, etc. We will sit in the shade and enjoy Lyons’ history. All invited. Call (303) 823- 271 by 4 p.m., on Tuesdays to reserve your spot.
SUMMER HISTORY DAY CAMP will be held at the Lyons Redstone Museum, July 29 through August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including crafts and snacks. Cost is $50 per student (through a grant from the Lyons Community Foundation). A minimum of five, with a maximum of ten students. Call (303) 823-0997 to register.
The 58th Colorado State Square Dance Convention will be held this weekend at The Ranch Event Complex, in Loveland. Starting with a Trail Dance on Thursday evening; two full days of dancing and workshops on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as evening meals. Over six hundred dancers are registered to “Square ‘em up,” with great callers, cuers, dancing, fun, and fellowship.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS 55th Season of Summer Saturday Square Dancing starts on June 22, at the Lyons Elementary Gym, (4th & Stickney), with Mike Hogan, of Omaha, Nebraska, calling and cueing. Rounds start at 7:30 p.m., squares from 8 to 10 p.m. This is modern western square dancing, and you have to have had lessons and know how to do it. Spectators are welcome to walk in and watch. Classes are held in Longmont starting in September. More of a great time for all, good exercise, fun and fellowship (wait, I already said that in the last paragraph).
ART SHOW OPENING, Saturday, June 15, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Corner Studios, featuring Brizida Ahmsbrak, Rozie Vajda, and Julia Lunk. Plan to attend.
MATCHING FUNDS FOR MUSEUM
We thank everyone who donated items and purchased items at our weekend garage sales to raise matching funds for the museum restoration project, which should go out to bid before too long. We took in $2,400 from the garage sales, last fall and this year. That is truly selling a “lot of stuff” at a cheap price. The rest is stored until we see if we have enough funds, then we will call an ARC truck who will give us $1,000 for a truck load (8’ x 28’) for non-profits. So save your boxes of stuff to go in the truck. It will go to a good cause. We will keep you posted. THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
EMMA SIMONSEN, daughter of Victoria (the Town Administrator), is spending this week in Washington D.C., chosen to attend the National Leadership Workshop.
Our congratulations (a photo and story from Emma when she returns).
MR\MRS GOOD OLD DAYS this year will honor all who have volunteered to the many organizations that have kept the town and schools going. It is hoped a few folks from each organization will come to the Friday night program June 28, at 9:15 p.m., or the Saturday 1 p.m., program at the museum, to tell us what the organization did. Each person attending will receive a certificate. See you there!
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 29, & 30, Lyons 38th “Good Old Days” celebration is returning to Bohn Park. Starts at 5 p.m., on Friday, June 28, with a softball tournament, food, beer tent, carnival rides, etc.
Saturday, June 29, Kids Space 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bohn Park by bathrooms on the auxiliary field. The theme is “The Incredible Race” 10 a.m. to Noon,“Design-A-Mini-Car & Race It” Crafts, Games, Big Trike Races, Remote Control Cars, Face Painting 12 noon: free lunch, 12:30 p.m., and a live music & magic show.
Other special events: Longmont Singing Seniors, with Mori Glidewell at the Bohn Park Stage from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Redstone Museum at 1 p.m., for introduction of Lyons Pioneers; Classes of ‘03’s; All Volunteers from Lyons Long-time Organizations; Graduates of 2013 from Pioneer Families. Dedication of sandstone bench in honor of Gerald Mack at the Lyons Depot Library at 3:30 p.m. All day Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., food, beer tent, carnival, bingo; music; alumni get-together. Bingo with the Golden Gang in the Bohn Park Tent at 3 p.m., and again at 6:30 p.m., eight games for only $5. Square dance, 7:30 p.m., the 55th anniversary celebration at Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance, Lyons Elementary Gym, with Dave Guille – Caller, and LeRoy Shade - cuer. Anniversary program at 9:30 p.m., the public is invited. Community dance in Bohn Park at 8 p.m., near the beer tent. On Sunday, June 30, at 8 a.m., it’s the 5K River Run, and the softball tournament champion game at 5 p.m. Something for everyone, and plenty to enjoy. Plan to attend!