Where did that warm weather go? It was seventy degrees, and in a few hours we are getting snow and cold again. However, we need the moisture, so let it snow! It was great that it was nice for spring vacation and the St. Vain track meet, so now back to school just six more weeks of school.
Wow, there are lots of things going on in Lyons. Pick up the Parks & Recreation brochure and participate!
The Old Time Dance was a lot of fun. Thanks to Elena Klaver and band, with arrangements made by Ellen Rosenburg. One more dance is scheduled this spring on Saturday, May 4, at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Barn, with Chris Kermit. Be sure to go. Great fun.
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 9 a.m., Active Adult Social hour (second Thursday of each month). At Walt Self Senior Center.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12, the Lyons Golden Gang will host “The Swinging Seniors Band” from Longmont, including former Lyons residents Mori Glidewell and her mom, Bernie Schuyler. Call (303) 823-6177 for lunch or come at noon. You are all invited. Other senior activities are: Tuesdays - Bingo; Friday, April Birthdays (Friday, April 12); senior dinner by Lyons Community Church 5:30 p.m., on Monday, April 15; Bingo – Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13, Town of Lyons Boards and Commissions Workshop. A workshop at Lyons Valley Village (2nd Avenue) for members of all town commissions, committees, and boards - 9:30 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 3:30 p.m. All commission members and other interested parties are urged to attend.
MONDAY, APRIL 15
Get your income tax in, or an extension, especially if you owe. The late fee is high!
YOGA – Restorative Flow Yoga, held on Wednesday, April 17 – 9-10 a.m. – need 5 participants, register. www.townoflyons.com, for ages 50+-Free;
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – Monthly Movie Matinee, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. – Walt Self Building
FIRST THURSDAY – MAY 2 – Active Adult Game Day – 9 a.m.-11 a.m. For ages 50+ -Coffee is always on.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – High Street Concert; 7 p.m.-doors open; 8 - concert; featuring the Virginia Luthiers with Wayne Henderson, Gerald Anderson, Jimmy Edmond, and Spencer Strickland. Tickets at The Stone Cup and at www.highstreetconcerts.com. COME, YOU WILL ENJOY!
SUNDAYS – at Rogers Hall, 3-4 p.m. – thru May 12, Intermediate Power Flow Yoga; $17 for each class. Register at Town Hall or at www.townoflyons.com
ART SHOW THRU MAY
Stop at the Boulder Arts and Craft, 1416 Pearl, Boulder, for Priscilla Cohan’s Art show.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASS - $5/session, $10/for all. April 16 - Poetry, April 23 - Short Stories; April 30-Creative Journaling; 6-7 p.m. at Walt Self building. www.townoflyons.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Lyons Chamber Social, at Rock’n River, with Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ as Co-host. Call 303-823-5146 to register. Drawing for Ricardo’s spirts and Mic time! Share rides.
AT NOON, AT THE GOLDEN GANG, Tuesday, April 23, – District Attorney’s office will tell about Last Will and Embezzlement At Walt Self Senior Center – Public invited.
LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH – 12:30 -2 p.m. – Active Adult Art & Crafts. All welcome – Walt Self Building
CLEAN-UP DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 4
Clean up your yard, take your “stuff” to the Town Public Works
Save a trip to the dump. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Bring utility bill to prove residents
DISCOUNT DOG DAYS
Discount Dog Licenses available on Fridays through April; Get your Dog License
License for Year: first dog-$30; discount-$20; Second Dog-$20; discount-$20.00; need proof of rabies vaccination
Thursday, April 11 – MS Advanced Band to CBA Contest.
Monday April 15 - 3-4 p.m.; HS Cheer Tryouts.
Tuesday, April 16 – Incoming Sixth Grade Orientation, 1:15-2:50 p.m.
Friday, April 19 – HS Jazz Band at UNC Jazz Festival.
Saturday, April 20 – 9 Health Fair, M\Sr High School, 7 a.m.-noon.
Saturday, April 27 - Lyons Jr-Senior Prom at Lions Crest Manor (8 p.m.-Midnight)
AFTER-PROM 12-4 am. At North Boulder Recreation Center.
Tuesday, April 30 – 7:30 p.m. – HS Jazz Band at Oskar Blues.
ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION by Lyons PTO at Oskar Blues Basement, Saturday, April 20. From 5:30-8:00 p.m. A great fundraiser, and Fun, Mystery ALL INVITED.
LYONS RECREATION EVENTS
THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 11 & 15, LYONS NATURAL RUNNING CLINIC-$10 per session- 6:15-7 p.m. By David Selden, Lyons coach\resident. Register on line www.townoflyons.com, or
. Adult Summer Coed Softball, register now. (must have 6 teams to form a league).
Thursday night Basketball – at Lyons Elementary Gym, 8:30-10 p.m. All welcome.
Fall Prevention Class – April 11- May 28.
Adult Cardio Sculpt - Thursday, April 11 & April 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Walt Self Building.
Restorative Flow Yoga, Wed. April 17, 9-10 a.m.
Arbor Day Festivities, Friday, April 19, Lyons Elementary School.
Kids Eat Health, Feel Great – Friday, April 19, 4-4:45 p.m.
Seated Fitness, Wed. April 24, at Walt Self Building-noon.
Old-Time Community Square Dance – Saturday, May 4, Dave’s BBQ Barn. 7-10 p.m.
Jump Bunch Sports & Fitness Camps – held in July.
Child Pottery Class – starts May 7.
River Run Training Group, on Thursdays, May 16-June 27, 6:15-7pm, $80. 5 needed. www.townoflyons.com.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION BROCHURE
Be sure to keep your first Parks & Recreation brochure on hand for all the offerings, and be sure to participate as much as possible. The brochure brought to you simi-annuallyis to keep you “in tune” with the Lyons goings on. Plan to stay busy with Lyons activities. The Town is offering many events; check up on a Challenger Soccer Camp, Summer Kids Kayaking, MLB Pitch, Hit & Run, Arbor Day, Raptor Education Program, etc.
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is sponsoring their 5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT held on Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m., at The Fox Hill Club in Longmont, as a fundraiser.
MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON, Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. – Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Barn, with portrayal of Helen Hunt Jackson by Lyons former teacher, Bonnie Kohl. Bring your mom, your family, or come alone. Enjoy this great event for Mother’s Day. Tickets - $15, sold at ReRuns, or call (303) 823-5925, or send checks for reservation to Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540. See you there! Limit of 60.
THE MUSEUM RESTORATION PROJECT is progressing, with a meeting held on Wednesday with State Historical Fund officials, the historic architect, school officials, and all to get the ball rolling. Margaret Hansen, historic architect, had to give up the job, due to her records burning in her house in 2010 Fourmile Fire, and not being able to do the drawings. Therefore, more funds are needed. The grant will not cover extra expense! With your help, we will get this project completed. We certainly intend to use the grant of $5l,148, in spite of various “hiccups.” Send donations to: “Matching Funds,” Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons CO 80540. It’s tax exempt!
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM was the recipient of two large metal wardrobes from the Evans Museum, which will house the old clothing collection. Our thanks to Sara Arnusch of the Evans Museum, and Jerry Johnson, Steve and Don, for hauling them home and upstairs in the Lyons Museum. The Evans Museum is moving to a new building that also includes the Evans Library.
Also, to be donated is a 1928 document from T. J. Thorne (the son-in-law of ES Lyons), and the first Principal of the Lyons schools. The National Park Service will be donating several Indian relics collected near Lyons in the 1930s, including two ox shoes and a variety of prehistoric Native American artifacts. Also, pictures of Chas and Beryl Morris, he is a popular area farmer and rodeo man and she was the school bus driver, and memorials to Chas & Beryl and Chas Engert (Granny) and Legora (Billings) May and to Bonnie and Betty Morris, twins of the class 1948, both rodeo queens by daughter Jodi (Morris) and Orville Thomas and niece, Debbie
The Lyons Parks & Rec. Commission held their regular meeting Monday evening. Updates on the Lyons Outdoor Games, to be held May 31, June 1 and 2. Lots of water games, a “Burning Can” beer festival by Oskar Blues, prizes, food, etc. A great event is scheduled. Mark your calendar.
Lyons Good Old Days scheduled for June 28, 29, and 30. This is the 38th annual event, with KidSpace by the River Church, a beer tent by the Lyons Chamber, a softball tournament organized by Manny Vasquez; Bingo by The Golden Gang dancing Friday and Saturday nights, square dancing at Lyons Elementary gym, celebrating their 55th anniversary with Dave Guille, caller, and LeRoy Shade, cuer a 5K River Run; and more! New ideas and manpower welcome! Anyone wanting to sponsor an event, see Dave Cosgrove.
The commissioners decided to apply for a Mini-Grant for a kids’ water feature, with a group of young parents offering to raise the matching funds. Organizational meeting for fund raising to be scheduled soon. Chastidee Boulkovatz, Chairwoman, states this will help hurry the feature to be enjoyed by all of Lyons’ over 370 children under 5! A GoCo Mini-Grant of up to $60,000 can be applied for. They also set the priority of applying for a GoCo grant next April for the Bohn Park project (ballfield, campground, native trail, etc). Stay tuned.
Karen Ryan, an outdoor activist, attended to give ideas of events they hold in her hometown of Michigan. They have more local activities, such as: loggers’ rodeo, horseshoe pitching, other games, sack races, line dancing, etc. All great ideas. The Commission stated, “We encourage you and other to sponsor activities!” The next P&R Commission meeting is Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m., in Town Hall.
THE LYONS DEPOT LIBRARY is working toward forming a district with funds to build a new library to serve the Lyons area. Check with http://www,tgeheartoflyons.org/resources-2/
CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMES HINKER, Senior at Lyons High School for being named Honorable Mention in the BoCo Preps for All-region Boys Basketball. Hinker was the top scorer and player of the Lyons Lions.
Mark Browning’s daughter, Celia is graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA next month. She was just advised today that she has been named Outstanding Student in her major, Graphic Design, by the College of Arts and Sciences. Celia will graduate with a double major in Graphic Design and Art History, plus a minor in marketing. She has visited Lyons several times since Mark and his wife Pam moved here and really likes the town, especially the margaritas at The Fork. Mark says: “We’re encouraging her to look for a job in the Boulder area after she graduates, but most likely she’ll return to her hometown of Austin, Texas. (Mark and Pam Browning are newcomers from Austin, Texas, who bought their home here two or three years ago, awaiting his retirement. They are now getting involved in the garden club, Town commissions, etc.
Janet Freeman had her hip operation last Friday, and will be home soon. Her son, Doug is here from Wakefield, Michigan, to help care for her.
Ethel “Dude” Cinnamon has returned home after a bout of pneumonia. Get well, Dude!
Glen Spaur is recovering from a bout of gall bladder, but is doing okay.
THANK YOU from Beth Ford, age 99, who states, “Sorry this thank you is so late, but I’m a little slower moving around these days! Suppose it’s my age?” She received about 80 messages, emails, Facebook cards, and telephone calls, and she writes, “To all of you who remembered my 99th birthday, Thanks for all your cards, e-mail, and Facebook well-wishes. Your messages brought back fond memories of days past. I wish I could thank all of you individually, but writing cards is difficult because of arthritis. I hope to eventually get in touch with those who have email, but even typing is getting troublesome. Thanks so much. I really appreciate each of the 82 messages.” (Beth Ford was the Lyons Business teacher for 35 years from 1942 to 1977. She lives in Canon City, to be close to her son Bob and family)
Several Lyons High classmates and friends attended the memorial for JIM MOORES, age 60, who passed away recently. The memorial was held at the Dickens Barn, with Chaplain Todd Thillman presiding. Farewells by Jerry Johnson, representing the class of 1970, several with the miniature train shows, Rich and Bonnie Kohl, Lyons teachers, relatives, and friends. Although, having diabetes since age 12, he kept working and was upbeat, keeping ahead of the disease for many years past the prediction. He will be sadly missed.
CAROLYN MCKENNA – Several from Lyons attended the memorial held for Carolyn McKenna, who passed away in Illinois with a sudden attack. She and Dr. John McKenna, School Superintendent, came from Kentucky in 1972 to be the District Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley. As stated, they upheld small high schools, and participated in the ground breaking in 1972, as well as the open house in 1974 of the Lyons M/Sr High. He passed away in 2002; she married her high school boyfriend, and lived on a farm in Illinois. Pat Journeay of Lyons and Carolyn traveled to UNC daily to get their Master’s Degree. The memorial was held at the Congregational Church in Longmont. The McKenna’s have five daughters. We express our sympathy.