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Mason Jar Candle Holders: Mixed Media Art Class

A Perfect Holiday Gift

Join the Lyons Recreation Department for another fun-filled art class. Working with paint, markers, fabrics, assorted objects, and tissue paper, artists will use mixed media techniques to create beautiful mason jar candle holders. These make lovely holiday gifts for a special someone. Trish Murtha returns with her fun and informative style to teach this class. She has over 30 years experience teaching art to students of all ages.
Ages: 8-100+
Date: Wednesday, Nov 20, 3:30-5pm, Walt Self (basement), 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: $12.

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Dine at the Roost & Tour the Lights of Longmont 

Age 60+? Join us on the VIA bus as we head to Longmont for a lovely dinner at The Roost followed by a specially selected route past all the best holiday lights of the city. Bring your camera and take some photos! the bus leaves Walt Self Senior Center at 5:30 pm and returns by 9:30 pm. 

Age: 60+
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019,  5:30-9:30 pm
Fee: $10


Monet Exhibit at the Denver Museum

Are you 60+? Hop on the VIA bus and join the town of Lyons Recreation Dept for a trip to see the "Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature" exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. This showing contains over 120 paintings spanning the whole of Monet's career and focuses on his love of nature. More information is available on the DAM website. This trip will be either Jan 13th OR Jan 15th, 2002, depending on ticket availability. You must be able to attend either day.

Age: 60+
Date: Monday OR Wednesday, Jan 13 OR 15, 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm
Fee: $20 

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Volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Botanical Garden in Lyons

The Rocky Mountain botanical garden committee would like to have young helpers create our new garden! If you and/ or your child would like to be a part of this over the summer, please email Lisa Ramsey at to RSVP for how many people are coming.  

Starts June 1st
Who: Adults and Children ages 10+
When: Tuesdays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and Sundays 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
What to bring: Hat, work gloves, water bottle, sturdy clothes and shoes (no flip flops), wear sunscreen and bring some snacks

**Sessions will be cancelled in the event of rain or inclement weather.