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.


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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Creating Holiday Memories in Our Mountain Communities

It’s here! The season is knocking at your door in all its splendor and frenzy. Fortunately, we live in one of the best communities for celebrating the “most wonderful time of the year” with activities that remind us of the meaning and wonder of the holidays. Kick...

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Don Your Costumes and Donate to Local Nonprofits

The anticipation of Halloween and fall festivities is in the air. Our mountain area nonprofits are taking full advantage of the new season by hosting fundraisers that add an element of fun for participants who like to dress up in costume. Best of all, aspiring...

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Help Nonprofits Keep Pace With Local Needs

While the school year has begun and summer activities have waned, the fundraising season is just hitting its stride. This month, you have the chance to enjoy some favorite annual events and support nonprofits that provide vital services to our community. Giving of...

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Experience the Best of Summer in Our Own Backyard

There’s no need to travel outside our mountain community to enjoy summer events and first-rate entertainment. The coming weeks are filled with options to get outside, appreciate local art and entertainment, and give back to great causes. CAE’s Summerfest Presents a...

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Enjoy a Full Slate of Summer Celebrations

As our temperatures rise, the opportunities to enjoy our mountain summer are heating up, too. This month ends on a high note with the first Hops Drops Music Festival, and July begins with the longstanding tradition of the Freedom Run for Mount Evans Home Health Care...

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Fundraisers Blossom as Summer Nears

It’s hard to beat outdoor gatherings in the mountains. Coming up are some fresh-air fundraisers in beautiful settings for outstanding causes. Whether you are drawn to the arts, land conservation or creating opportunities for the developmentally disabled, you’ll find a...

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