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 great reason to head out and make an impact.

Celebrate the Arts at CAE’s June 4 Community Event

Knowing that the arts have the power to create connection, Center for the Arts Evergreen is inviting the entire community to a free Day of the Arts celebration on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am – 4 pm at CAE. The event will engage area arts entities and performance groups including Sculpture Evergreen, Evergreen Children’s Chorale, Evergreen Players, The Venue Theatre, Evergreen Ballet, StageDoor Theatre, and local high school performers.

Attendees will experience artist demonstrations, a makers’ gift market, and live local music on the outdoor stage. There will be a public gallery exhibition with hosted tours and an artist Q&A session, as well as activities for children.

A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the 2022 Arts Person of the Year to honor Cathy Jones. Jones’ watercolor and acrylic paintings have been part of multiple shows at CAE. In addition to her work as an artist, Cathy has been a longtime CAE instructor and a volunteer for the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia committee, Summerfest, and several exhibit openings.

For more information about the Day of the Arts, visit

MALT’s June 25 Gala Marks 30 Years of Conservation

The Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT) signature fundraiser, “A Night in the Park,” is happening on Saturday, June 25 from 6-10 pm at Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park. This year the gala takes on special significance as it marks 30 years of MALT’s initiatives to promote land and water conservation.

The event will offer a “Sip and Savor the Land” wine and cocktail tasting featuring environmentally friendly and biodynamic wines presented by Montana Rae Neiley and her team from The Wine Ship, signature cocktails and beer, a dinner buffet, and music by John Erlandson and The Mostly Pretty Random All-Stars band. There will be a live auction and paddle raise to garner funds to support continued conservation efforts. Former Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers will bring his amazing energy and enthusiasm to his emcee role. The program will include honoring special MALT contributors and an update on current projects.

Event title sponsors are Highlands Wealth Management Group, Candace Allen and Bob Woodward. Honorary Chairs are Jamie Alpert and John Brown. Tickets are $100 per person and are available at

For three decades, MALT has been instrumental in conserving more than 24,000 acres in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Teller counties.

Enjoy a Day on the Course to Benefit INSPIRE

Spending a day on the beautiful, private course at the Hiwan Golf Club could help change the life course of the special needs individuals of INSPIRE. The July 18 Andy Smith Golf Tournament is a fundraiser organized by Mountain Foothills Rotary to benefit the Evergreen Park & Recreation District INSPIRE and Special Olympics programs, which provide opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals. Evergreen Christian Outreach and Mountain Foothills Rotary Foundation are also event beneficiaries.

Golfers will take to the tees for a 7:30 am shotgun start with registration beginning at 6 am. The cost to participate is $170 per golfer, $680 per foursome and includes breakfast and lunch. The purchase of a $55 Super Card entitles players to on-course contests, mulligans, door prize tickets and other perks. Tournament sponsorships are still available: levels include the $5,000 Double Eagle, $2,500 Eagle, and $1,250 birdie categories, with hole sponsorships for $300.

Register online at and if you need more information, you can email [email protected].

The mission of EPRD INSPIRE is to contribute to the growth and development of persons with developmental disabilities and their families. The program offers recreational, cultural, community engagement and life skills activities.