Community Matters

Featured Author

Cindy Lempke


Community Matters highlights upcoming charitable events organized by local nonprofits. To have your fundraiser considered for inclusion, please send your material to 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.


Choose From a Mosaic of Mountain Events

What a pleasure it has been to discover the diversity of events taking place in our mountain community this month. We are fortunate to have so many active nonprofits that host entertaining, educational and fun gatherings to bring us together while raising money to...

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Jumping Into the Fall Fundraising Season

A hint of coolness in the air signifies the return to school, a shift toward autumnal activities, and the start of fundraising season. Many of our local nonprofits will host events this month upon which they rely for funding of their programs throughout the year. I...

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What a Melodious Time in the Mountains!

Music lovers, buckle up! The next few weeks are chock-full of live entertainment from local and national musicians. All performances are part of larger events to benefit local nonprofits in our community. Rest up—it’ll soon be time to dance! Summerfest...

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Savoring Summertime in the Mountains

Our mountain summers are hard to beat with an abundance of sunshine and a full slate of outdoor activities to feed our souls. There are ample opportunities to enjoy our surroundings while helping to sustain the nonprofits that do so much for our community. Take a look...

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Support the Nonprofits That Make Evergreen Unique

Evergreen has a reputation for beautiful mountain parks, open spaces where wildlife abounds, a one-of-a-kind downtown experience, and a vibrant performing arts scene. This month, we have a chance to support the organizations that promote and preserve these unique...

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Our Social Scene Has a Social Conscience

A vibrant season is upon us. Signs of spring are beginning to emerge, and the mountain area social scene is coming into its stride. Fine dining, environmental conservation and music for a cause beckon your participation. Sips for Scholarships Hosted by Twin Forks...

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Spring Forward, Give Back

Local food pantries, youth services and scholarships are poised to benefit from a variety of fundraisers taking place in the coming weeks. A highlight of spring activities will be the return of the Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, a popular event that was...

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Enjoy Art, Ice and a New Fest

This January looks and feels like a genuine Colorado winter. The recent snowfall and howling winds are clear indicators of why many of our friends and neighbors dutifully pack their bags for Arizona this time of year. I say, let’s bundle up in our warm clothing,...

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