Bowles Avenue undergoes repairs
Road work on Bowles Avenue is expected to run through mid-October. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Bowles from Santa Fe Drive to Platte Canyon Road for the duration of the project, according to the city.
Delays are expected and motorists are advised to take alternate routes.
Daniels Scholarship takes applications
Motivated, college-bound high-school seniors are encouraged to visit www.DanielsFund.org to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program before the deadline, Nov. 15. Each year, approximately 250 new Daniels Scholars are selected from among thousands who apply.
Those chosen get a four-year college education at any nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support. To be eligible, students must be current high-school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming who can demonstrate financial need and meet other requirements.
Health alliance hosts resource fair
The South Metro Health Alliance and its members will be at TLC Meals on Wheels, 7300 S. Clermont Drive in Centennial, on Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon for a “Community Accessing Resources Together” event.
The free event will highlight resources available to the uninsured and underinsured population, including information on medical, dental and mental health services, food and housing.
SMHA organizations will give short presentations on their services throughout the event. Light snacks and refreshments will be available. Sign up at www.southmetrohealthalliance.org, 303-793-9615 or email email@example.com.
Hazardous waste roundup slated
The cities of Englewood and Littleton will hold their annual Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Englewood ServiCenter, 2800 S. Platte River Drive. This event is open to Littleton, Englewood and Sheridan residents only. Residency will be verified at the event.
There is a $20 co-pay for each family’s hazardous waste; checks or cash only. Accepted items include oil-based paint, paint thinner, herbicides, fertilizer, pesticides, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, batteries and CFL light bulbs. Latex paint is not accepted, because it is not hazardous and can be dried out and disposed of with the regular trash.
Electronics will also be accepted. Monitors are $15, televisions are $25 and all other electronic items can be dropped off at no charge
For more information, call Tim Weaver at 303-795-3863.
Event aids those with epilepsy
Join Chelsea’s Epilepsy 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 22 at Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave. The walk begins at 9 a.m., and registration opens at 7:30 a.m.
The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation was started by Julie and Doug Hutchison to provide help and support to individuals, particularly children and young adults, who have epilepsy. Their daughter lost her life to a seizure in 2009.
CHF’s main goal is to raise funds to provide grants for seizure-response dogs. These trained service dogs can detect an oncoming seizure and provide warnings and/or respond after the onset of a seizure.
For more information, contact Kimberly Burk at 1-888-325-0420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Elementary turns 50
Franklin Elementary School celebrates its 50th anniversary with an “Alumni Night” on Sept. 26. The Franklin community is inviting former staff, parents and students to join them for an evening of sharing memories and reminiscing.
The evening begins with an open house at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by a musical performance with students and former principals sharing their memories. A reception will follow at 8 p.m.
Contact Brooke Jacobsma-Wolf at Franklin for more information, 303-347-4500.
Kids invited to city center
High-school students are invited to participate in the city of Littleton’s “Youth in Government Day,” on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Littleton Center, 2255 W. Berry Ave. The day is designed to foster ties between youths and Littleton’s government, and kids can earn a chance to win college scholarships of up to $2,000.
The day begins with a keynote speech from Lisa White of the Colorado Municipal League, followed by a short lesson on how a city government functions. Next, staff members from several city departments will provide a broad overview what they do and speak specifically to the role the department plays in business start-ups.
Students will then be assigned a specific business to “start” in the city. After lunch, students will meet individually with a representative from each department to gather information about their assigned business.
For more information or to register, contact Teen/Outreach Librarian Mark Decker at 303-795-3961.
ACC honored for treating vets right
Arapahoe Community College has been named to Victory Media’s 2014 “Military Friendly Schools” list for the third consecutive year. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
For more information, contact Nancy Nickless at email@example.com or 303-797-5934.
Health-care reform explained
Get the answers to all your “Obamacare” questions and learn about Colorado’s new health-insurance exchange at a public meeting on Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial.
Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County and the Arapahoe Library District, the program will explain the key elements of Obamacare and how it will affect those receiving Medicare, Medicaid and Cover Colorado. The exchange opens Oct. 1.
The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 303-542-7279 to register. For more information, call 303-770-5505.