Farm Lessons At History Camp

By Kathleen Spring
It’s back to school time. Ready for your first quiz? Who were the first farmers? Cavemen and women, according to anthropologists. Who first farmed in the Colorado Front Range area?  Native Americans preferred the grasslands on the east side of Colorado, but evidence shows their teepee rings near Lyons. The first white settlers were Chester and Mary Smead, who

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Caring For LGBT Elders

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free Project Visibility community-based training on Tuesday, September 8, at the Longmont Senior Center (910 Longs Peak Avenue) in Longmont. This workshop (registration and coffee – 9:45 a.m.; Part I – 10 a.m. to noon; Part II – 1 to 3 p.m.; please register in by noon, Thursday, September 3) is designed to educate professional service care providers, community members, and friends and family members about the particular needs and strengths of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.
 
Project Visibility is an award winning training program developed by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging after extensive focus

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Pachamama Farm & Wellness 2015 Harvest Festival and Dance 2B Free Fundraiser

Friends, neighbors, and everyone in the community is invited to Pachamama Farm & Wellness’ 3rd annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19, from 2-10 pm. The Harvest Festival falls close to the Autumnal Equinox and is a celebration of the abundance of ripe foods that autumn brings. This year's Harvest Festival is also a fundraiser for an inspiring young nonprofit, Dance 2B Free.

Harvest is an Old English word meaning “autumn.” The Harvest Festival is a meaningful tradition celebrated all over the world around the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which is Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. “The Harvest Festival gives us the opportunity to celebrate the community, soil, and food

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Family Caregivers Training

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers two training programs for family caregivers of older adults; one focused on the practical skills of caregiving and the other on caregiver self-care.   

The National Caregiver Training Program is a 21-hour course (meets once a week for three hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered nurse,

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Red Cross Seeks Daytime Disaster Action Team Members and Weekend Home Fire Prevention Volunteers

The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to respond to and help prevent the No. 1 disaster in the Denver-metro area: home fires.

 The Red Cross is recruiting for two key positions in the Denver-metro area:

Discounts On Solar Or Electric Vehicles

Adams, Boulder and Denver Counties are teaming up to launch Solar Benefits Colorado, a first-of-its-kind program that offers discounts to encourage many Front Range homeowners to go solar, as well as offering a special discount for purchasing electric vehicles.

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Limon Heritage Museum Opens for Its 24th Season

 Warmer temperatures, the sounds of children playing outside, and baseball on TV can only mean one thing: it is officially summer and the Limon Heritage Museum is open for its 24th season! Venture back to the “good old days” by window shopping at Gates Mercantile, ordering a Coke at Houtz Drug Store, hopping aboard the Pullman Dining Car, or learning a thing or two in the one-room Pioneer Schoolhouse. Colorful, fragrant gardens; one-of-

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