Calling all Lakewood artists
Lakewood is getting ready for another exciting Earth Day Celebration on April 27, 2019. This fun, community festival will feature music, food, art, exhibits and activities that spread environmental awareness and bring the community together. The city is seeking talented artists to create this year’s poster design that reflects the spirit of Earth Day. The winning design will be used on posters, banners, T-shirts and other materials, and the artists will receive a $200 prize. Interested artist can submit their designs at Lakewood.org/EarthDay.
Flu shots available
Last year’s flu season was the worst the U.S. has seen in years, and the Jefferson County Public Health Department encourages residents to protective themselves and their families by getting flu shots, which are available at JCPH’s clinic in Lakewood. Other immunization shots are also available. To make an appointment for a flu shot, please call the clinic at 303-239-7078.
Keep an eye out for abandoned shopping carts
Abandoned shopping carts at Lakewood street corners, parks and bus stops -- far from their home stores -- are eyesores, potential safety hazards and a loss for businesses. But a unique collaborative effort between businesses and the City of Lakewood is a win-win situation that gets shopping carts off the street and back into businesses’ hands. Residents can report abandoned shopping carts using the city’s online customer service system, Request Lakewood, and a coalition of Lakewood businesses will pick up the carts and return them. To report an abandoned shopping cart in Lakewood, go to Lakewood.org/ReportCarts.