Peak Calendar

Mountain MidLife Meals & Events @ Nederland and Other
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm

Featured Event!  Mountain MidLife Breakfast & Hike


Please join us Saturday, September 10, for an 8:30am meal together; doors open 8:00am. Menu is

Vegetable Egg Bake, Breakfast Potatoes, Muffin, Yogurt/Granola, Fruit. A hike follows at 10:00am—location to be determined by group present and leader.

Luncheon Program


Firefighting: Eric Abramson, Nederland Volunteer Fire Captain, answers our questions about fire command and materials from the recent Cold Springs fire as we discuss our own experiences of it—Wednesday, September 14. RSVP by Monday, 9/12, for Noon lunch of Roasted Pork Loin, Broccoli, Roasted Red Potatoes, Greens Salad, Fruit.

 Swing Dance

Swing Dancers meet at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder on third and fifth Saturdays at 7pm for a lesson or 8pm-11pm for live swing music and a room filled with prospective dance partners. Cost includes live band and snacks – $15 cash or check at the door. Join us on Saturday, September 17. Need a ride?  Call a few days ahead (303-258-0799) and we’ll see if we can find one from Nederland for you…

Gilpin Studio Tour


Gilpin artists open their studios—meet the artists and see their work during the weekend of September 17 & 18, 11am-5pm. Let’s tour some together on Sunday, September 18. Meet at Rollinsville just off the highway at 11am; participants will negotiate timing, route, and carpools together. Map at


Art at the Center Opening Reception


View the new art exhibit at the Nederland Community Center at the Art at the Center opening reception on Thursday, September 22, 5pm-7pm. Meet the local artists and many mountain neighbors. Enjoy the art, vote on your favorite, sip wine, nosh on appetizers – $5 requested contribution provides two beverage tickets. Fabulous, classy event – last one this year!


Featured Event! Mountain MidLife Dinner


Thank you to over 90 folks who attended our August dinner with Strangebyrds! At our next dinner, we will enjoy a participative demonstration of International Folk Dance led by instructor Tom Masterson. Please plan to stay for this easy and fun group activity from 6:30-7:30pm. Sign up now to join us on Friday, September 23. The menu is: Lasagna—Vegetable or Meat, WW Garlic Bread, Italian Garden Salad, Fruit. Doors open at 5:00pm; meal at 5:30pm. Please volunteer to greet at the door.

Kayak & Canoe on Gross Reservoir


John Leventhal, experienced kayak and rafting guide, leads a free sea kayaking and canoeing day for us on Gross Reservoir, Saturday, September 24, 8:00am, meeting at the South Boat Ramp (accessed from Hwy 72 just east of Wondervu, turn north onto Gross Dam Rd at the United Power office). We need to bring our own boats/gear via car tops (trailers not allowed), carry them about 100 yards, and have enough experience to be independent on the water. This is not an instructional outing, although he will gladly provide tips/advice as requested during the 2-3 hours we paddle around the Res, including stops for snacks/stretches. Boats must be marked with the owners’ names, addresses, and phone numbers and

everyone must have a whistle on their personal flotation device. He welcomes your questions via email or phone at lucky2b1 – at – or 303-258-7712.


Featured Event! Aspen Leaf Community Pancake Breakfast & Raffle


The leaves already began turning in August, but we are optimistic we will still enjoy brilliant color during the community pancake breakfast on Saturday & Sunday, October 1&2, 8am—11am, at the

Nederland Community Center. We’d love to fuel everyone’s leaf-peeping driving tours and photo outings. We really need all hands on deck to cover all stations. Please consider volunteering to help for a couple of hours, especially on Sunday. We have loads of fun together serving neighbors and raising funds that support seniors.


Please help us spread the word of welcome to everyone and let them know that the menu is more than fluffy pancakes—eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola, fruit, orange juice, and coffee round out the menu—all for only $5 over age 60 (requested contribution), $8 Adult, $4 kids under 12.

Our 50-50 cash split raffle to be drawn October 5 offers chances at $1 each or 6 for $5. Just drop in—no reservations required! Thank you!


Other Events of Interest


Plan an outing from the ideas below (or your own) and we can post it at Meetup for you to gather some friends there! Email details of your plan to Serene at


9/6-9 The Dairy Arts Center renovation celebration, Boulder—

9/8-22, American West discussion series at Nederland Comm Library, 7pm, free, signup ahead 303-258-1101

9/16 BIGfoot Memorial Hike, 9am, led by Lucy Stroock, short, easy hike; meet at Ned Comm Ctr east door

9/17 Jazz on 2nd Ave outdoor festival, Niwot—

9/17 Sunset Photo Session w Boulder County Parks & Open Space (BCPOS), 5:30pm, Sugarloaf Mountain

9/19-23 Falls Prevention Week – activities throughout Boulder County—

9/24 Hike “High Peaks & Silver Dreams” at Caribou Ranch w BCPOS, 9:00am—Noon, free

9/29 Senior Hike w BCPOS, 10am-Noon, Mud Lake, 303-678-6214

10/1&2 Pancake Breakfast, 81m-11am, Ned COmm Ctr – Please Help…
10/6 Medicare Basics Class, E. Boulder Senior Ctr, 5660 Sioux Dr, 2pm-4pm, Free, RSVP 303-441-1546


New Chef & Open Positions


Thank you to our Head Chef Kim Culver for over five years of dedicated service to our seniors. She is moving on to other joys in her life. Ushering in a new era for us is Head Chef Andrea Frazer, who has shared her talents with us at many meals over the past year. Best wishes, Kim, and congratulations, Andrea!


New Position!  We seek a paid Administrative Assistant for 8-10 hours a week to help with office work and events. Please help us get the word out that we are hiring this month. The position description is posted, click on Job Openings.


Our board thanks Matt Reynolds for volunteering his time over the past 18 months and seeks a new

volunteer Board Member to serve as Treasurer for the position he vacates. We are a fiscally sound

nonprofit organization and daily accounting is handled through a professional firm. Please join us!


Holiday Mountain Market


Preparations have begun for the enormously popular annual community event on the first weekend of December. Half of our booth spaces are already sold. Please contact us to join our production team in any of the following roles: Vendor Coordinator, Market Layout, Entertainment Manager, Promotion/Publicity, Santa Photos, Silent Auction—Manager or Solicitations or Data Management or Display. Many hands make light work and your contribution to the success of this big event is much appreciated. 303-258-0799


All adults are welcome at all Mountain MidLife Social Events, attended mostly by folks over age 50. Please sign up for all MML events at 303-258-0799 or

Pioneer Inn September Calendar @ Pioneer Inn
Sep 10 @ 7:02 pm – Sep 30 @ 8:02 pm

Click link below to view full calendar!!


Children’s and Youth Programs at Nederland Public Library @ Nederland Public Library
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm

Children’s and Youth Programming:

Extreme Cupcake Decorating Battle
Friday, September 16th at 5 p.m.
Ages 11+

One cupcake
Endless toppings
Epic competition
Contestants will have 20 minutes to decorate their own cupcake using a variety of toppings. They will be judged on creativity, presentation and, of course, taste.

Chess and Board Game Club
Thursdays, starting September 15th
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Grades 1 and up.

Join us after school for popcorn and games!

If your child will be taking the bus from the school (and it’s not their normal bus) you will need to fill out and sign the form. It can be found online or at the Library.

Crazy 8s Math Club (enrichment) returns!
Wednesdays from Sept 14th – Nov 2nd
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Grades 3-5.

This season we will build a Glow-in-the-Dark City, learn about Funny Money, have a Beach Ball Party and more!

CU Science Discovery Presents: Electronics Lab!
Tuesday, October 4th at 3:30 p.m.
Grades 3 and up.

Build and test different circuits, buzzers, resistors, switches and more to create an understanding of modern electronics and devices!


Storytimes are a great way to bond with your child while introducing them to crucial learning concepts such as phonological awareness, rhyme, letter recognition and most of all…Reading as a fun and engaging activity!

It is never too early to start,
“By the age of 2, children who are read to regularly display greater language comprehension, larger vocabularies, and higher cognitive skills than their peers.” Raikes, et al. Child Development, 2016.

Movers and Shakers:
Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 am
(best for children 2 and younger)
In this Storytime, we explore the six foundations of Early Literacy; Read, Write, Sing, Talk and Play, using books, songs and rhymes. Bubbles, toys, and puppets are given after the stories are read to provide fun and enriching opportunities for you and your child to bond and learn together.

Read, Play, Grow:
Thursdays 10:30-11:15 a.m.
(best for children 2 1/2 and older)
In Read, Play, Grow, we use stories, songs and activities to enhance your child’s ability to recognize, comprehend, and follow words, sentences and story-lines. Attending this Storytime before your child enters kindergarten ensures that your child has the Early Literacy skills they need to succeed. A craft is introduced each week to help develop fine and gross motor skills, and to enhance artistic expression.
For more information, contact our Children’s Coordinator, Celine Cooper:


Gilpin County Senior Program September Events
Sep 13 @ 2:29 pm – Sep 30 @ 3:29 pm

Gilpin County Senior Program

September 2016 Events

 09/02 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.-noon, Social Time Lunch @ 12:15

 09/05 Happy Labor Day! Closed

 09/06 Grocery Shopping @ King Soopers

 09/07 Free Exercise Class 11 a.m., Lunch @ 12:15 Free Bingo

 09/09 Free Exercise Class Social Time Lunch @ 12:15

 09/12 Sing Along W/ Bruce Lunch @ 12:15

 09/13 Grocery Shopping @ Bergen Park Wal-Mart

 09/14 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.-noon, Lunch @ 12:15

Tina Wells with The Alzheimer’s Association will be joining us for

Q&A, Come armed with Questions

 09/15 PAC Luncheon @ Roy’s Last Shot $10.00

11:30 a.m. RSVP by 09/12

 09/16 Free Exercise Class 11 a.m. Lunch @ 12:15

Toenail Clinic Call to reserve your timeslot

 09/19 Council on Aging Meeting Lunch @ 12:15

Low Vision Support Group @ Public Health 1:30-3 p.m.

 09/20 Grocery Shopping @ Bergen Park King Soopers

 09/21 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.- noon, Lunch @ 12:15 Blood Pressure Clinic 11:30


 09/22 Leaf Peeping Tour to Estes Park Lunch at The Other Side Restaurant

 09/23 Lunch @ 12:15 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.-noon, Free Bingo

 09/26 Lunch @12:15 Senior Support Group @ Public Health 1-2 p.m.

 09/27 Grocery Shopping Bergen Park Wal-Mart

 09/28 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.-noon, Lunch @ 12:15, Birthday Party!

 09/30 Lunch @ 12:15 Free Exercise Class 11a.m.-noon Game Day

For Seniors 60 years of age and older, there is a $2.50 donation asked for all

Senior Luncheons

For Free Transportation to any of these events or to

RSVP please call Mary Ellen @ Direct # 303-515- 4292

Nederland Community Library District Board Meeting @ Nederland Community Library
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nederland Community Library District Board Meeting will be held on Sept. 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Library.

Nederland Food Pantry @ Nederland Community Center's West Wing
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nederland Food Pantry @ Nederland Community Center's West Wing
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nederland Food Pantry @ Nederland Community Center's West Wing
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly Events at Nederland Public Library
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Monthly Events:

Quirky Quilters
Tuesday, September 6th, from 10:30 a.m. – noon

Join our quilting group led by long-time quilter
Bette Ventrella.
Get to know area stitchers
Learn techniques
Share ideas and inspirations
Drop-ins/all ages/skill levels are welcome
Bring your projects for Show and Tell!

Ned Knits
Thursday, September 8th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Ned Knits is a community knitting group – all levels welcome.
Get help / advice about your project.
Join this ongoing group – bring along your own knitting or contribute to our community knitting projects.

Writer’s Circle
Tuesday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m.

Community writing group for adults
Get feedback and share ideas


Tech Tuesday
Every Tuesday from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Every Tuesday we offer drop-in help with technology (computers, devices, eReaders, email, and more).
If you can’t attend Tech Tuesday please call 303-258-1101 to set up an appointment for a different time.

Scientists Series at Nederland Public Library @ Nederland Public Library
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Local Scientists Caring for Our Earth Series
Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.
In partnership with the local non-profit Our Sacred Earth, the Nederland Community Library will be hosting a local scientists series this fall. Part science talks, part personal experiences, the series will explore:
How the scientists got involved in their work–what motivates them?
How their work touches our lives.
How they address the issue of climate disruption in their work and their lives.
The topics will explore different aspects of climate change and will include local scientists from places like CU Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
For more information, please email Jay at

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