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Evergreen Newcomers welcomes new members

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Of all the many activity groups available to members of Evergreen Newcomers & Neighbors, here are two excerpts from the February newsletter that may just pique your interest:

WAG (Women Aging Gracefully) This group meets on the 4th Monday each month at 10:00 a.m. in volunteer host homes for a snack and programs or speakers on topics of interest to women. Carpooling is available. This group of 12+ women have lively discussions (held confidential) and enjoy having fun!  Come for a visit and see for yourself. Game parties and events are held three times per year. Each month one person presents a mini biography of herself and friendships form from there. WAG is open to all ENN women. Simone Simpson will present a Healthy Eating/ Diabetic Foods Demonstration on February 27th.

Motorcycles – Our area is LOADED with great motorcycling roads, and fantastic destinations. Sometimes we just need an excuse to go ride, so Jet's get together and enjoy the passion of riding with those who share that passion. Every biker has favorite roads m1d destinations, and this is an opportunity to share those with others, and to discover new favorites. We can do regular day rides, interspersed with overnight/weekend rides to places too far for a single day. There are lots of places to go see, things to do, and food to eat in or near Colorado, so let's go see them and do them on our bikes/trikes. All makes, models, skill levels are encouraged. Contact the leader for more information. Is it the destination or the journey? Does it matter?

For more information about Evergreen Newcomers, click here.  From biking to fine wines, mah jong to poker night, there's something for everyone.  People who've lived in Evergreen for quite some time are just as plentiful as those who've just recently moved here.  


ENN celebrates the contributions of Darla Schwartz

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Members of Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors showed their appreciation to Darla Schwartz at a recent Happy Hour at The Wild Game.  Darla has coordinated the "Serindipity" committee for a few years now, planning four to six outings for ENN members each month.  From breakfasts to touring museums, she's ensured a wide variety of well-attended activities.  Darla and her husband, Ben, have moved down the hill into a retirement community, so she's turning over the reins to several new somebodies to chair sub-groups.

Darla created the Serendipity leg of ENN many years ago.  She says she was part of Newcomers for 18 or 19 of the 20 years she lived in Evergreen.  One of her favorite activities happened around Halloween when members would travel to the Columbia Cemetery in Boulder for a Banjo Billy Bus Tour.  People in costume would act the part of the famous and colorful people buried there; "Meet the Spirits" was the name of the biennial event.

ENN has approximately 30 activity groups – something for everyone.  The group is a nice mix of people who have lived in Evergreen for a long time and those who are truly "newcomers."  For more information about becoming a member, click here.


Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors announces its Kickoff Koffee

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Anyone considering being part of the Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors organization is invited to attend the annual Koffee Kickoff o August 13th from 9 to noon.  It's the perfect way to find out about activity groups – including the four new groups:  Crazy for Cooking, Fine Wine Tasting, Guys' Breakfast and Mah Jongg for beginners.

The Kickoff Koffee is held at the Evergreen Fire & Rescue Administrative Building, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.

Whether you are new to Evergreen or if you have lived here for 30 years, this is a great opportunity to meet new friends! Join us for morning coffee, juice and pastries and browse the Activity Group Tables and information to learn what Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors (ENN) offers.

ENN offers over 19 different activity groups for singles and couples ranging from Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Skiing, 4x4, Sporting Clays) to social clubs (Investment, Book, Quilting, Bridge, Bunco, Potluck) to wine groups. The club also provides community volunteer opportunities. Stop by the Koffee Kickoff event to spend time speaking with activity leaders about upcoming events or sign up for membership!

For a complete list of the activity groups, please visit the website at If you are interested in joining ENN, the annual membership fee is $30 per family which includes invitations to all the club socials, special events and Happy Hours. ENN is a 50+ year old non-profit organization for residents of Evergreen and the surrounding communities.


The Soiled Doves present their program for ENN

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Lunch and a tour of the Hiwan Homestead Museum preceded a special program by The Soiled Doves on Monday, May 16th, for members of Evergreen Newcomers & Neighbors (ENN).  The program was based on a book of poems by Carolyn Campbell – Soiled Doves of Colorado – stories of the young, uneducated women who lived on the edge of society and the entrepreneurial madams who made money from prostitution in the West.  Jane Christie, Laura Mehmert and Peggy Markham joined Carolyn in presenting monologues, each dressed in colorful Victorian hats.

This is just one example of the many activities available to members of ENN.  And one attendee, Ann Olson Locke, is a good example of the cross-section of members.  Ann has lived in Evergreen since the 1950s but enjoys the opportunity to build new friendships and to interact with others who have interests similar to hers.



Newcomers and Neighbors welcome new members

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Evergreen Newcomers and Neighbors is always eager to welcome new members no matter whether you just moved to Evergreen and haven't yet unpacked the boxes or whether you've lived here 30 years and are boxing up all the stuff you've accumulated to donate to EChO.

The group offers something for just about everyone.  Recently, a group of men traveled to Wyoming to enjoy fly fishing below the Grey Reef Dam on the North Platte River, southwest of Casper, March 20 & 21st.  "We joined up with some other an- glers from Evergreen and had a great time!" said John Klitzke. "Lots of nice fish and some new friends!"

The Wednesday hiking group enjoyed Staunton State Park, and those who participated in Happy Hour last month got to enjoy the Lariat Lodge.  This month's Happy Hour sold out well in advance for Saigon Landing.

Winers gathered in the home of Machielle Barbaiere for a blind tasting to accompany a feast of burgers and brats.

People of all skill levels participate in Friday-night bridge once a month, and others who aren't up for late-night bridge enjoy daytime bridge twice a month at Mount Vernon Country Club.

The group is sponsoring a Denver Microbrewery Tour later in April including a 5-star, 1.5-mile stroll near Coors Field and LODO.  The monthly potluck moves from one home to another.

There's a Gals' Breakfast that moves from one restaurant to another, a Guys' Breakfast at Bear Creek Tavern, a Theatre Outing, a lend-a-book club, Poker Night, and a new women's discussion group geared toward women aging gracefully.

Already there's a group forming to attend the Ultimate Elvis show at the Lakewood Cultural Center July 29, 30 and 31, which benefits Evergreen Christian Outreach.

Dozens of activities take place each month – including things such as bowling, 4-wheeling, off-road biking, Bunco, hiking, investments, ladies' golf, needlework, quilting,  skiing and sporting clays – and Serendipity, which could be just about anything.