Upcoming Events and Items of Note

Here are some important items and events from the Office of City Councilperson Kendra Black.


The Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ) Homecoming game will be held on Friday, September 18th at All City Stadium at 7pm vs Harrison High School.

The 2015 TJ Hall of Fame Inductees will be honored at the HOF Banquet being held on September 19th at 6:30pm at the Wellshire Event Center.  The 2015 inductees are from the class of 1967 and include: Rick Corbin, Steve Krieger, Bob Masten, Dudley “Bo” Mitchell, Bob Nowlin, Coach Gaston Santi, Kevin Shanahan, Bill Stearns, Matt Sterling and Roy Wilson.  Seating is limited.  For more information, please email andrew_Skari@dpsk12.org


Denver Environmental Health has honored some local Denver businesses as Certified Green Business Partners.  2 businesses in Council District 4 received this designation:  Lark Burger (2700 S. Colo. Blvd.) & Addison Auto Repair and Body Shop (2005 S. Holly St.).

Denver, along with Adams and Boulder County, are joining Solar Benefits Colorado in launching a community discount program that will make it easier and more affordable for residents to invest in clean, renewable energy. The program is available for residents in Boulder, Adams and Denver County, and City & County of Denver employees.   The program will assist with Solar Installation and Electric Vehicle Purchase/Lease.  For more information, please visit the Environmental Health page at www.denvergov.org.


Denver Arts & Venues is currently accepting proposals for the next round of “P.S. You Are Here” (PSYAH) funding until Friday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. for residents with a creative idea that could transform an underutilized space in a Denver neighborhood. As part of IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s Cultural Plan, Arts & Venues’ PSYAH program is a citywide neighborhood revitalization initiative that helps fund collaborative, community-driven outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces. The proposal review process will begin in October with award notifications taking place in early November.   For more information, please visit www.artsandvenues.com/psyah


Become a Reading Partners tutor this fall and make a difference in the life of a child at Samuels Elementary school.  No formal teaching experience required, commit to giving as little as one hour per week and become a mentor for a child in your community.  Tutoring begins August 31st.  If you are interested please email volunteerco@readingpartners.org


The deadline for nominations for the Mayor’s Design Awards is just around the corner! Get you favorite projects, places and spaces submitted before Tuesday, September 8.   The Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design. Many different types of projects are eligible.  Nominations will be accepted until September 8th.  For more information, please visit www.denvergov.org/MDA


There will be a public art performance project that will take place at the Babi Yar Park on October 4th.  This project will be a dance performance by Lemon Spongecake Contemporary Ballet out of Boulder, CO, memorializing the events of Babi Yar and a tribute to the park as a place of remembrance and healing.


This September, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to present the 26th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration, one of our longest-running events.  The colorful celebration includes American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities and more.


2nd Annual Seniors in September will be held on Thursday, September 17th from 10am – 2pm at the Denver Art Museum.  There will be a free information resource fair, a Life Matters workshop and a free catered lunch.  For more information, please visit www.denvergov.org/aging


On Saturday, September 12th, The Denver Police Museum, The Denver Fire Museum, The Collector Car Council of Colorado and Channel 9 are hosting a tribute to Denver’s First Responders and those who lost their lives on 911.  The Denver Safety Expo will also be held at the same time and will include displays and equipment from the Denver Police Department, Denver Fire Department and other state and local metro responders.  The event will be primarily based at East High School.  A memorial program is scheduled at the stairs of East High School at 11am.  For more information, please email mhesse007@aol.com

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