Eiber Community Garden Breaking Ground!
Time to think about community gardening. It’s fun, it's organic, it's educational, it's healthy, and it's neighbors helping neighbors. Since the garden is on the elementary school grounds at 10th and Independence, it's also an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. Get involved as a volunteer, or a reserve a garden plot. Email Eibercommunitygarden@gmail.com.
INSPIRE Arts Week
In its third year, INSPIRE Arts Week Lakewood is an expanded 11-day event, June
5-15, that encourages residents to experience all of Lakewood's heritage,
culture and arts offerings. All participating Lakewood art and cultural
organizations are offering discounts or free special events. Visit www.Lakewood.org/Inspire for event details.
June 5 - 15
Cops, Council, and Community
Come have a great dinner conversation with your City Council members and the Police Department. The meetings allow residents to catch up on the latest news about the city and to learn about important topics from the Police Department. The meetings are in the evening, and dinner is provided, so family and friends are invited.
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Mandatory Outdoor Watering Restrictions Start
Beginning April 1, Lakewood is in a Stage 2 drought which means outdoor irrigation is restricted to no more than two days a week. There are nearly 20 water districts within Lakewood serving the more than 143,000 residents in the city. These districts purchase water from Denver Water and are contractually required to follow Denver Water's Stage 2 drought requirements. Your water provider may impose more restrictive rules and may levy fines for violations of the rules. If you have questions about the rules and possible fines that apply to your water use, contact your water provider by calling the phone number shown on your water bill. To learn more about Denver Water's Rules visit: www.denverwater.org/Drought/DroughtRules/
Get Rewarded for Making Every Trip Count!
Reduce your car trips by two trips a week and earn a reward. The City and the Regional Air Quality Council are teaming up again this year to reward Lakewood residents for helping to make the air cleaner. The Every Trip Counts program will give the first 1,000 participants their choice of a bicycle shop gift certificate or a pack of bus passes. Sign up today at www.EveryTripCounts.org.
'Catch the Train' West Line Photo Contest
The Regional Transportation District is hosting a photo contest on Facebook called "Catch the Train." Snap a picture of the test trains running on the W Rail, and winners receive two VIP tickets to ride the W Rail Line before it opens. Contest Details and Submission Instructions
What's Our Light Rail Line Called Again??
The rail line to the west has been called West Corridor, West Rail Line, West Line, W Line, and W Rail. Which is the correct name? Technically, all are right. Materials referring to the line as West Corridor were produced as early as 1978 (in early studies) and as late as 2011 (well into construction). At that time the name changed to West Rail Line. However, as we move into operation, most people refer to the lines by their letter designation.
In this case, it is the W Line, similar to the C, D, E, F and H Lines. Officially deemed the “W” Rail (pictured above), the line takes on a new identity that you will begin to see more and more leading up to and through Opening Day. The upcoming 6th Avenue bridge lighting event is the first time you will see this new identity, but certainly not the last.
Crime Stoppers mobile 'app' Available
Metro Crime Stoppers has an application that residents can download to smart phones to make it easier to report crimes and find crime prevention tips. Visit www.CrimeStoppersMobile.com and learn more at http://youtu.be/lu2zkj6N688.
Make a Difference in the Life of A Child
Volunteers at Eiber Elementary help Eiber’s children achieve academic success and in return, are enriched by the friendship and love of a child. Many Eiber students are disadvantaged economically - over 90% of the students at Eiber are on a free or reduced lunch program. Eiber is a dual language school, with a third of the students having a language background other than English, and 90% of those students speaking Spanish as their first language.
This program began as a literacy program and this year it expanded to provide support to the math curriculum. Volunteers are paired with an individual child. if you would like more information, contact Lois Witte, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Lakewood has many ways for residence to stay informed about activities in Lakewood. They include a comprehensive website, enewsletters, social media, and ward meetings. Click here for details.
What Is A Resilience Circle?
A Resilience Circle is a small group of people that comes together to increase personal security during these challenging times. Circles have three purposes: learning, mutual aid, and social action. These groups are exploring a new kind of security based in mutual aid and community support, and helping build a new kind of economy that’s fair and in harmony with the earth. Full Story