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Here you will find public messages, advertisements and announcements. Just click to stay connected to area businesses, community outreach efforts and residents. 

Gold Crown Basketball Camps
Where:  Gold Crown Field House, 150 S. Harlan St.

Denver Nuggets Hanzlik Hoops Camp
July 8 – 12: 2nd – 4th grade coed and 4th – 9th grade boys 
July 15 – 19: 2nd – 4th grade coed and 4th – 9th grade girls 
Hosted at the Gold Crown Field House 
All players get a free Nuggets ticket!

Summer Reading Challenge – Mission to Read!
Where:  Jeffco Public Libraries

Launch a love of reading this summer!

Blast off and discover out-of-this-world fun at the Library. Explore a universe of stories and activities. From our cosmic-sized collection to space-themed programs, infinite possibilities lie ahead.  Summer Reading rockets into action June 1 – July 31. Registration opens May 1.
Read for yourself. Read for your school. Or read to support Foothills Animal Shelter.

Launch your Mission to Read this summer by shooting for these recommended personal reading goals:

  • Babies & Toddlers (ages 0 -3): Complete 8 hours of pre-reader activities (read, write, talk, play, and sing).

  • Kids (ages 4 – 11): Read for 8 hours.

  • Teens (ages 12 -18): Read for 16 hours.

  • Adults (ages 19+): Read 16 hours.

Looking for additional motivation to reach your Summer Reading goals? Help us conquer our intergalactic mission of reading 50 million minutes as a county! When we reach our countywide reading goal, the animals at Foothills Animal Shelter benefit.

Claim your registration prize at any Library starting June 1. As you meet your reading goals, you’ll receive a second prize halfway through, then a final prize at the end your reading odyssey. Pick up prizes at your Library while supplies last. Prizes vary by age of participant. Learn more.  Questions? Contact us at 303.235.5275 or stop by your Library.

Read long and help pets prosper!

When we log 50 million minutes as a county, Foothills Animal Shelter receives a $500 cash award, generously donated by the Jefferson County Public Library Foundation. This award helps fund the shelter’s valuable services and programs.  All of your reading counts. Grab a book, tablet or your earphones. Read to your baby, child or dog. Log those minutes online and support Foothills finding forever homes for our furry friends.  Learn more about Foothills Animal Shelter and all of their adoptable pets at Foothills Animal Shelter.

Vitalant:  Blood Supplies are Low!  Please Donate!!
Where:  All Vitalant Donation Sites

Blood donations are down across the nation and new donors need to step up. Colorado needs 450 donations a day to meet the need locally and support communities across the country. Blood donations aren’t just for disasters and emergencies. They save mothers during childbirth, children and people fighting cancer. Plus, giving feels good because every donation can save up to three lives.  For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org. Bonfils Blood Center is now Vitalant.

School of Rock
Where:  608 Garrison St., Unit V

At School of Rock Golden/Lakewood, their music program for children with no previous musical experience (typically ages 6 to 8-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies students have one weekly group music lesson where they learn fundamentals like chords, rhythm and song structure. Kids get to learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing in Rock 101.  Check out the School of Rock online or call to schedule a tour – 720-662-ROCK!

Want to maximize your impact? Consider hosting a blood drive with Vitalant (formerly Bonfils Blood Center) today and you could transform countless lives in the process! Together, we can do amazing.  Click here to learn how you and your organization can benefit our community!

Insure carefully …  Dream Fearlessly!

Katherine Breshears Agency
American Family Insurance, 9255 W. Alameda Ave., Ste. A

The Katherine Breshears Agency strives to provide the highest level of customer service where clients are guaranteed one-on-one interaction and are treated like family.  Their agency provides insurance for those that appreciate a great company and having a local agent. They can handle all of your insurance needs including home, auto, business, commercial and life.  Call Katherine today at 303-935-1577!  

Help neighbors who can’t drive
Volunteer to help seniors, residents with disabilities and people with low incomes to provide transportation needs for these neighbors who can’t drive themselves. Even just one hour a week can make a difference through a program with the Local Coordinating Council Serving Jefferson County. Learn more at Jeffco.us.

Summer Movie Clubhouse!

Join Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse and you can enjoy discounted movies all summer.  Every Monday and Thursday at 10:00 AM, you and your kids can enjoy a movie at the Belmar Cinemark Theater.  Pay just $5 for TEN movies or $1 per movie!  More information, including movie titles here.

The Gift House

The Gift House is a family-owned gift store located here in Lakewood.  Since 1989, they have been offering gift collections including Charming Tails, Hummel, Department 56, Precious Moments, and more!  Stop by and visit soon – the Johnson family is sure that you’ll find the perfect gift for your loved one.  In fact, you may end up treating yourself to something special!  

The Integer Group®

As the world’s leading commerce agency, The Integer Group® is relentlessly focused on doing Great Work That Works. We believe in creativity that is fueled by data, informed by culture and delivered to the touchpoints that create connections and drive commerce. Truly great work must accelerate transactions and build the brand’s lifetime bond with its consumers through innovative, relevant communications and experiences. It’s what we call living at the Intersection of Branding and Selling® and it’s the foundation for everything we do for our clients every day. A key member of Omnicom Group Inc., Integer has more than 1,100 associates in 27 offices across the globe with clients including AT&T, FedEX, Mars/Wrigley, Michelin, P&G, PepsiCo, Starbucks and more. Learn more about The Integer Group at www.integer.com 

Volunteer to be a CASA Volunteer

Did you know there are over 1,000 children involved in abuse and neglect cases in our county? Court Appointed Special Advocates of Jefferson and Gilpin Counties (CASA Jeffco/Gilpin) is steadily growing; however, there continues to be a strong need for dedicated community members to become a voice for abused or neglected children in court. With over 200 committed and compassionate CASA volunteers, CASA Jeffco/Gilpin is only able to provide support to less than 35% of the cases in court for abused or neglected children. CASA Jeffco/Gilpin needs your help and support to ensure that every child in our community has a safe, permanent home. You can make a difference in the life of a child by becoming a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers are caring adults who are appointed by a judge; they provide the courts with objective information and recommendations to help ensure that a child abuse victim’s best interests are served.

Previous experience is not necessary, just compassion for children and the desire to make a difference in our community. The next CASA of Jeffco/Gilpin volunteer training is scheduled to begin July 23rd. There is a child in foster care waiting for YOU to be their voice!

For more information, please contact Mallory Hastings at (303) 271-6542 or atmalloryhastings@casajeffcogilpin.com or visit our website at www.casajeffcogilpin.com.

Free Summer Lunches for Kids

Three Locations in the Alameda Area

Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Pkwy.
Weekdays during the Summer Months, 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Gold Crown Fieldhouse, 200 S. Harlan St.
Weekdays During the Summer Months, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Ray Ross Park, 680 S. Harlan St.
Weekdays During the Summer Months, 11:30–11:50 a.m.

In the summer months, many children face hunger due to the lack of access to free and reduced lunches at their school.  If you know a child facing hunger this summer, come to one of these locations for free, healthy lunches for anyone 18 and under, no proof of income or age required. Provided by Jewish Family Services.  More information here.
Where:  Gold Crown Clubhouse, 150 S. Harlan St.
When:  All Summer!
Summer is here and so is the Gold Crown Foundation’s summer Enrichment schedule.  Stop by the Clubhouse Monday through Friday between 1:00 and 5:00 to design your own video game, get your fingers dirty with watercolors, or to make and sell your own fashion designs!  Summer programming includes free field trips, providing youth unique and accessible ways to enjoy the beautiful state of Colorado.  Click here or visit the Clubhouse today to learn how youth (ages 12 to18) can get involved!

Are you a first-time home buyer? 

The entire process of buying a home is a lot of work, but there’s no step that is more stressful than actually closing the deal. Catherine Deschamps-Potter has found that many of her clients are surprised at the overwhelming amount of paperwork they see at the table. That, combined with all the stresses associated with making the biggest purchase of your life, and it’s no wonder some closings don’t go as planned.  Catherine works with you to ensure that you know and understand everything associated with closing on the purchase and/or sale of your home.  She can set you up for success, not failure.  Contact Catherine and she’ll work with you to make your home buying dream come true.

The New America School, 5806 W. Alameda Ave., empowers new immigrants, English language learners, and academically underserved students with the educational tools and support to maximize their potential and live the American dream.  New America School. 

Participate in City Meetings – Online!

“Lakewood Speaks” gives residents and community members an online opportunity to review Council agenda items and to comment online at your convenience.  Learn more about this exciting program here.

Plant a tree for the future 50

In honor of Lakewood’s 50th Anniversary, it’s time to plant a tree for the future 50. The Lakewood Loves Trees initiative is offering premium shade trees for $75 to Lakewood residents. Visit Lakewood.org/50 to pre-order your tree online for pickup in June.

Pickering’s Automotive

Pickering’s Auto Service is a family-owned vehicle repair shop here in Lakewood.  Since 1976, they have been providing quality auto repair service in the Lakewood, Golden, and Denver areas and Westminster since 2010. Pickering’s is a Family owned and operated NAPA AutoCare center, and your full-service auto repair, service, and tire facility.  If you are looking for a car repair shop in Lakewood, Arvada or Westminster, look no further than Pickering’s Auto Service. Their certified technicians will fix any problem that prevents your vehicle from running and will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

The Action Center
Where:  8755 W. 14th Ave.
When:   Donations are Accepted: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
and Sat: 9am-Noon
  • Canned Goods  Donate canned goods and shelf-stable items such as oatmeal (rolled oats or instant), canned fruit, hearty canned or dried soups, rice, and peanut butter.
  • Cleaning out your closets?  The Action Center is always happy to accept like-new items such as sheets (especially king or queen sizes), towels, pots and pans, crockpots, and flatware and utensils
  • If you’d like to volunteer or organize a donation drive,  please email The Action Center at office@theactioncenterco.org.  More information here.

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