We are indeed fortunate to have so many hardworking nonprofits that address critical needs and preserve the health and well-being of our community. They help sustain our quality of life and are the “can do” aspect of our mountain community personality. They rely on us for volunteers and financial support. Why not consider showing your appreciation by attending one of their upcoming events?

Help Preserve Evergreen History

The Evergreen Mountain Area Historical Society (EMAHS) invites the community to a “Picture This,” a free, local history photo presentation on Sunday, April 21 from 1-3 pm at Timbervale Barn on the grounds of the Hiwan Homestead Museum along Meadow Drive. Participants are invited to bring their photos and explain what role the images play in depicting the history of Evergreen.

The EMAHS first “Picture This” was part of a major effort to successfully persuade Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) to purchase the buildings that comprise the Hiwan Homestead Museum. JCOS and EMAHS currently maintain a cooperative relationship that preserves the historical structures while serving to display and interpret EMAHS’s local Colorado collection. Hiwan Homestead Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and now features a significant Native American arts collection.

Founded in 1973, the EMAHS has a mission to protect, preserve and promote the history of Jefferson County. EMAHS members contribute their time and financial support to collect, preserve and interpret local history, ensuring a legacy that enriches the lives of present and future generations. To learn more, go to EMAHS.org

Accept an Invitation to Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of Resilience1220

In just five years, Resilience1220 has elevated the community’s understanding of mental health challenges among our area youth. The nonprofit has offered hundreds of free counseling sessions to help young people deal with a spectrum of issues from depression to bullying to gender identity dynamics.

To celebrate its fifth year, Resilience is hosting a fundraiser, “Elevating Youth Mental Health,” on May 8 from 5-8 pm at Center Stage, located at 27608 Fireweed Drive. The evening will feature the premier of “The Ripple Effect” documentary addressing the complexities of suicide loss within our community.

There will be a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by the Evergreen Bread Lounge, and a cash bar. General admission tickets are $30 and VIP tickets (with priority theater seating and a snack) are $50. To buy tickets, go to R1220.org

Support Wild Aware’s Efforts to Promote Safe Encounters With Wildlife

The local nonprofit, Wild Aware, is entering its eighth season of training volunteers to assist in educating Evergreen Lake visitors about elk. Volunteers for the Wildlife Watch play a key role in making eager spectators aware of the dangers of getting too close to cows and their babies during calving season. Individuals interested in becoming volunteers to serve on weekends from May 17 – June 23 are invited to a special training on Saturday, May 4 from 1-3 pm at the Evergreen Lake lawn, 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd. To sign up, go to bit.ly/49qT060.

To help support Wild Aware, come out for Art Gone Wild, a fun evening taking place on Friday, May 17 at the Evergreen Design Center at 27965 Meadow Drive from 5-8 pm. This free event will feature wildlife represented in many forms by area painters, sculptors, and jewelers. There will be complimentary wine and appetizers as you shop. Proceeds benefit Wild Aware’s programs to promote positive and respectful coexistence between humans and wildlife.