Emergency Family Assistance Association: This nonprofit is welcoming food donations weekdays between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Come by 1575 Yarmouth Ave. on the north side of the building. Weather permitting, you can leave your donation on a table outside and fill out your own receipt, or you can knock on the door for help. EFAA accepts unopened cans and packages that are no more than one year beyond their date. EFAA asks for nutrient-dense, healthy products. Foods the group needs the most: canned chili, canned fruit and canned vegetables. Our greatest nonfood needs are toothpaste, shampoo and diapers in sizes 5 and 6. We have set up an Amazon Wish List of food items that you can choose to buy and send directly to us at a.co/7cIzwwP. For more information, email Walter O’Toole at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303-951-7667. Food bank hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There With Care: This nonprofit helps families and children facing critical illness. At the direction of hospital social workers, it is continuing to deliver support to these families. Its wish list includes size 6 baby diapers, baby bottles, baby hygiene items, oatmeal, sweet/salty snacks, pop-top soup, easy mac cups, disinfecting wipes, dish soap and card games. A complete list is available at bit.ly/TWCWishList to order from Amazon, or items can be delivered to 2825 Wilderness Place, Suite 100, Boulder. There also are drop-off bins at its locations. For more information, go to bit.ly/TWCBinList, call 303-447-2273 or email email@example.com.
Fly-Tying Expo and Fundraiser: Hosted by St. Vrain Chapter and Laughing Grizzly Fly Shop, the Fly-Tying Expo features expert fly-tiers from Northern Colorado and throughout the state. This expo offers the opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the tiers where attendees can chat and learn their patterns, tips and pointers. The Fly-Tying Expo is a fundraiser to support the chapter’s work and outreach. Flies tied at the event are donated by the tiers for bucket draws. The event also features a silent auction, including trips and fishing-related items. For more information, contact the St. Vrain Anglers event coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The expo will take place 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the American Legion, 315 S. Bowen St., Longmont. Tickets are $20, youth 15 years and younger get in for free.
KGNU-CFCZ Mardi Gras Dance Benefit: KGNU Community Radio celebrates Mardi Gras with revelry, music and dancing, featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble. A free zydeco dance lesson begins at 7 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. The Avalon Ballroom’s spacious dance floor will be vibrating and shaking with enthusiasm at this annual tradition. Honky-tonk musician Jimbo Darville of the Truckadours will emcee the event. Tickets can be purchased at on the website or at the door; 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $20-$45; kgnu.org.
Show Me Love — A Night of EDM: Three local DJs, NeitSwetz, TooMAS and Shares, are coming together on one stage to throw down some of the best EDM tracks. Come join a dance party like no other in support of Sophie’s Neighborhood, a nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment development of a rare genetic disorder, MCTO; 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder; $15; velvetelklounge.com.
Chautauqua Art in the Park: The bears are back for this year’s Art in The Park installation. Displayed through April 16, people can bid on their favorite bear. Proceeds from Art in the Park benefit participating artists, Chautauqua community events and nonprofit partners. Visit the bears from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road.
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