Community Matters

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Cindy Lempke


Community Matters highlights upcoming charitable events organized by local nonprofits. To have your fundraiser considered for inclusion, please send your material to communitymatters@ by the 20th of the month prior to the month in which you would like coverage of your event. Cindy Lempke is an Evergreen resident, community volunteer and communications professional with experience in the educational, governmental and corporate arenas. She owns Lempke Communications, LLC


‘Tis the Season for Fundraisers

While summer is coming to an official close in a matter of days, there is no slow down when it comes to nonprofit activities. Typically, fall is the season for fundraisers, and our mountain area events are second to none when it comes to combining philanthropy with...

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Stepping Up to Support Our Nonprofits

Cindy Lempke  Whether your steps equal a mile to fight human trafficking or you step out for an evening of music, you have many opportunities this month to support our nonprofits. Helping them sustain their financial health only enhances the qualify of life for...

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July Events Focus on Summer Fun!

This month’s community celebrations give us a chance to kick back, soak in the sunshine, and have fun while supporting local nonprofits. Get outside by the creek, at the lake, along the streets of Conifer or in the hamlets of Bailey or Kittredge to relish the beauty...

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Getting Our Groove Back

We are nearing the official start of the summer season, and our area is coming alive with the return of beloved gatherings and the introduction of new events. It is exciting to welcome back live outdoor music, art and cultural celebrations and it’s important to...

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Music Events Take Center Stage

A Virtual Boogie Benefit Concert and the Evergreen Music Festival are two must-attend events coming our way. They provide options for gathering in person and remotely as we continue to strike a balance between celebratory get-togethers and safety. Our community has...

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Satisfy Your Craving for Springtime Fun

If you have been yearning to enjoy our local music scene or indulge in an evening of food and wine, there are two notable events on tap that are sure to satisfy your desires. Best of all, they both support worthy nonprofits that are meeting local community needs. Why...

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Enjoy a Concert, a Birthday Party and Some Cookies

With just a few weeks until Daylight Saving Time and more vaccine coming our way each day, I have a sense that we are transitioning out of our dark winter days. Sure, we’ll likely—and hopefully—get a substantial snowfall soon, but the atmosphere seems lighter and a...

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Uplifting Spirits in the New Year

I will admit that it is not so easy to stop bashing 2020 for all the turmoil, fear and uncertainty it laid upon our doorsteps. Letting go takes longer when the impact has been so severe. I believe, however, that letting go can come more naturally when we open our...

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