WHAT’S HAPPENING – 2-8-24

ARAPAHOE LIBRARIES HOSTS PROM ATTIRE
NOW-FEB. 29. Clothing Donation Drive at Castlewood, Eloise May, Koelbel, Sheridan, Smoky Hill and Southglenn libraries. Free Clothing Swaps Sat., March 2 1-5 p.m. at Smoky Hill Library, s5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial. Info: arapahoelibraries.org or Call 303-542-7279.

SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING
FEB. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. at Harvest Functional Medicine, 7173 S. Havana St., #600 in Centennial. Hosted by Village Workspace & Event Center. Appetizers & drinks. Harvest Functional Medicine is a Virtual Functional Medicine Clinic to improve gut health, hormone balance, and addressing diseases at the root cause. RSVP: info@bestchamaber.com or call 303-795-0142.

VALENTINE’S BAZAAR AT ASPEN GROVE
FEB. 9, 4-8 p.m. and FEB. 10, 11:00 a.m.- 6 p.m. Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Unit 450, Littleton. One-stop shop in an indoor marketplace. 50+ local makers & craft vendors, live music, DIY workshops, pop-up bar with festive cocktails, food and fashion trucks. Free Entry with add on’s for special events.

6th Annual Loveland Sweetheart Festival in downtown Loveland!
Sat. Feb. 10, Bring the family or your sweetheart for FREE fun in the Sweetheart City, including a day full of LIVE Ice carving and art demonstrations, musical and dance performances. Fun for the whole family at the Kids zone including oversized building bricks, outdoor games and even a community mural. Festival Hours 10am – 8pm. visitloveland.com/sweetheartfestival

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CENTENNIAL’S LARGE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT GRANT
Submit applications online until Tues., April 2. Informational sessions Feb. 12 and Feb. 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. both nights at Centennial Public Works bldg. (7272 S. Eagle St.) in the community conference room. The grant offers up to $10,000, empowering Centennial residents and groups to spearhead community-based projects while providing the building blocks and resources for neighborhood identity and improvement. Info: visit centennialco. gov/communitygrants or call 303-325-8000 or 303-754-3375.

CHERRY CREEK REPUBLICAN WOMEN LUNCHEON
FEB. 13, 11:00 a.m. DoubleTree-Hotel I-25 and Orchard. Program: Rich Sokol- Elected Member/Treasurer, So. Metro Fire Rescue Board and New member, State Equalization Board. Rich will describe his recent trips to Israel, and his insights. RSVP: cherryCreekrepublican
women.org

APPLY FOR CENTENNIAL’S BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Deadline for applications is Feb. 16, 2024 at 5 p.m. Applications are invited for Audit Committee, Budget Committee, Election Commission, Investment Commission, Open Space Advisory Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, and Senior Commission based on current vacancies. New appointments will be made in March with terms starting in April. To apply, residents must submit an online application form by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16. The same form can be used for multiple vacancies. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified via email. Application requirements at centennial.gov/boaradsandcommissions. Inquiries, contact the City Clerk’s Office at Clovelace@centennialco.gov.

CENTENNIAL ARTS & CULTURAL EXHIBITION
FEB. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fighting Human Trafficking Exhibition at the Village Workspace (across from Top Golf). 7173 S Havana St. #600. Free tickets at TheVillageWorkspace.com/Art Freedom 58 is a foundation started by former Bronco player, Bob Swenson and Mayor Piko, artists, and Arts & Cultural Foundation members.

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE
FEB. 23, 4-7 p.m. at Rooted 303, 5933 S. Fairfield St.,Littleton. Celebrate Rooted 303’s move into a new space. RSVP: 303-789-4473.

KALEIDOSCOPE 2024 FUNDRAISER FOR ROCKY MTN. CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION.
SAT., FEB. 24. Reception 5 p.m., Dinner & Program 6:30 p.m. Featuring a Live Charity Auction at the Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Honoring Dr. Reginold and Faye Washington.

ENGLEWOOD CHAMBER AFTER HOURS NETWORK & RIBBON CUTTING
FEB. 28, 5-7 p.m. Chula on Broadway, 3866 S. Broadway, Englewood. Commemorate the completion of the facade of Chula’s building. RSVP; lindsey@myenglewoodchamber.org

COLORADO PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

12TH ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DENVER JOURNEY FUNDRAISER
MARCH 8, 6 p.m. (International Women’s Day.) At Mile High Station . Bubbles & Bow Ties theme. Lauren Whitney with CBS Cool will emcee, Halie Behr – auctioneer. Tickets JLD.org or 303-692-0270.

CHERRY CREEK CHORALE “HOPE’S JOURNEY”
MARCH 8 & 9. Pre-concert talk – 7:10 p.m.; Concert 7:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave. in Cherry Hills Village. The chorale, and Cecilian Singers directed by Phil Drozda from Overland High School. Tickets: cherrycreekchorale.org or at the door.

WANT TO PUBLISH AND SELL MORE OF YOUR BOOKS?
MARCH 15 online – zoom via your computer or MARCH 16 in person at Dr. Briles office. Lunch & snacks with one day intensive training. Early Bird registration ends Feb. 17. Register: https:/./bit.ly/PublishingUnplugged

SOUTH METRO DENVER CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS 2024
MARCH 14, 5-8 p.m., Curtis Ballroom at The Landmark/Comedy Works in Greenwood Village. Deadline for nomination, Feb. 10. Contact Jeff Keener at jkeener@bestchamber.com

COLORADO AUTHORS’ HALL OF FAME TO OFFER FIVE $2,000 SCHOLARSHIPS
For aspiring Colo. authors & authors-to-be. Winners will have an opportunity to participate in an extensive 12-mo. Mentoring program. Applications deadline March 31, 2024, with the winning recipients announced in August with a luncheon event to be held on Friday, Sept. 16. Scholarships envisioned by founder of the Hall, Dr. Judith Briles. Info: www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org

ENGLEWOOD LIONS CLUB MEETINGS
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Mango Tree Coffee, 3498 S. Broadway, Englewood. Next two meetings: Feb. 15 and March 7. Info: Gail 720-377-7682.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOYS STATE JUNE 2-8 FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS
Premier civic program in Sterling, CO. Applications: www.CoLegionBoysState.org

WHAT’S NEW IN AWARDS? FINALISTS FOR DCPA STUDENT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
“CONSIDER THE RAVENS” by Victoria Schnell – Cherry Creek High School. “MY FUTURE IS (KINDA) IN YOUR HANDS” by Esther Weiss – Cherry Creek High school. There were 107 High School submissions for these awards.

MS COLORADO SENIOR AMERICA ACCEPTING CONTESTANTS FOR 2024
Ms. Colorado Senior America is not a beauty pageant. The pageant re-defines and gives honor to the senior woman in all her glory. It champions the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior women. Currently accepting contestants who will be 60 years old or better by our pageant date of April 27, 2024.This is the year to do something for yourself and have fun! Call Rene’ Green at 720-384-6249 for more details. (ColoSrAmerica.com)