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MAYOR RON WATCH THE MAYOR’S SHOW

During the month of March, the Mayor’s Show features a visit with Mary Chesley and Scott Murphy, Superintendents of Cherry Creek School District and Littleton Public Schools. Both Superintendents talk about the success of their school districts and how they are preparing every student to become part of the next successful generation. The program also highlights how each school district is integrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes and programs into their school curriculum to help youth become prepared for the future. You can watch this Mayor’s Show on Ron Rakowsky GVTV 8 in Greenwood Village if you have rrakowsky@ Comcast cable, on our website at greenwoodvillage.com greenwoodvillage.com, or The Greenwood 303-486-5741 Village Channel on YouTube.

2012 BUSINESS SURVEY REPORT Last December, we conducted an online survey of our 2,619 businesses to ascertain their comments and suggestions about Village services and doing business in the Village. The survey was part of our outreach efforts to strengthen the Village’s relationships with our business community.

Left to right: Scott Murphy, Mary Chesley and Mayor Rakowsky. The online survey closed on January 4, 2013; 69 businesses participated in the online survey, representing a 2.6 participation rate. Although this response rate is very low, it gave us some great information from participants of how they view the Village, and how we can improve. The City Council and I realize the significant contribution the business community makes to our overall quality of life. We will continue to consider other methods to engage the business community in giving us feedback. We understand it is extremely important that our businesses remain successful. If your business is interested in meeting with us, please call the City Manager’s Office at 303-486-5745. The meetings have been very productive and effective in learning about the needs of our business community. You can also view the results of the business survey online at greenwoodvillage.com.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE WELCOMES COLORADO APARTMENT ASSOCIATION AND THE APARTMENT ASSOCIATION OF METRO DENVER

Left to right: Mark Williams, Executive Director of Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD), Mayor Ron Rakowsky, AAMD Chairman Rocky Sundling, Executive Directors Mary Wessler and Parke Pettigrew. PG. 2

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February was a great ribbon cutting month. I assisted in the official grand opening of the Colorado Apartment Association and the Apartment Association of Metro Denver’s very impressive offices at 7100 East Belleview Avenue. The Association was created in the 1970s and has 900 members including landlords, property managers, and vendor members. For more information, please visit their Web site at www.aamdhq.org or call 303-329-3300. The Village is honored to be the focal point for this vibrant organization.


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NOT SURE WHO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE? Obtain a list of your state and national government representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

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DISTRICT 4

Jerry Presley

Jeff Roemer

Gary Kramer

Tom Bishop

jpresley@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4138

jroemer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4136

gkramer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4133

tbishop@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4131

Denise Rose

Leslie Schluter

Bette Todd

T.J. Gordon

drose@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4137

lschluter@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4135

btodd@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4134

tgordon@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4132

POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAINING AT ASPEN ACADEMY In February, the Emergency Response Team (ERT) conducted a police training exercise at Aspen Academy located at University Boulevard and Orchard Road in the

Village. The police training exercise included the staging of a potential real-life scenario of a suspect with a gun in a school building. As part of the drill, the ERT used their special tactics to secure the school premises and apprehend the suspect. Although it was only a drill, the ERT deployed their special training and skills as if this were a real situation. The Greenwood Village Police Department ERT consists of only GVPD officers. The ERT is required to undergo many hours of specialized training every month in order to be ready and effective to address high-risk situations. Each ERT continued on page 4

RAMBLE WITH RON Due to the winter season, Ramble with Ron will be suspended until April. If you have some ideas or suggestions about living or working in Greenwood Village that you would like to share with Mayor Ron Rakowsky, send him an email at rrakowsky@greenwoodvillage.com or call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745.

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Mayor Ron reports continued from page 3 member must be able to address situations exercising on-thespot decision-making, physical strength and endurance, selfmotivation, and teamwork.

MAYORS VISIT AT BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE

Left to right: Mayors Debbie Brinkman, Littleton; Doug Tisdale, Cherry Hills Village; Lt. Col. Craig Wolfe; Cathy Noon, Centennial; and Ron Rakowsky, Greenwood Village.

In February, I joined nine other mayors from the Denver metro area for Mayors’ Day at Buckley Air Force Base. During our visit, we toured the base and learned about the day-to-day operations at the base including intelligence operations, emergency management and response, and Buckley’s importance to global defense. The tour was a great reminder of all the brave men and women that serve every day at Buckley and across the world to protect our country. GV

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City Manager’s Office Community Outreach/ Public Information City Prosecutor Administrative Services Liquor Licenses Voter Registration Municipal Court Human Resources Employment Community Development Building Permits Building Inspection Requests Planning and Zoning Zoning and Nuisance Complaints Finance Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Budget Information Tax Assistance and Information

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303-486-5745

303-486-5745 303-486-5749 303-486-1598

303-486-5751 303-486-5752 303-773-6033 303-486-1579 303-486-5760

303-486-5783 303-694-5023 303-486-5783 303-486-5783

303-486-8296 303-486-8282 303-486-1597 303-486-8299

Parks, Trails & Recreation Art Activities and Programs Conservation/Open Space Easements Park Planning and Development Park Permits Recreation and Special Events Reimbursement Program Police Department Emergency Animal Control Parking Police Records School Resource Officers Traffic Information Victim Assistance

303-797-1779 303-486-5743

303-486-5743 303-486-5773 303-486-5766 303-486-5773

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Public Works Environment (Drainage/Water Quality) Parks and Trail Maintenance Roadways Traffic Residential Trash and Hazardous Waste

303-708-6100 303-708-6100 303-708-6100 303-708-6100 303-708-6100

Greenwood Village City Hall 6060 South Quebec Street Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-773-0252 Fax: 303-290-0631 After Hours Phone: 303-773-2525 (for questions or service requests outside normal business hours) E-mail: thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com Web Site: www.greenwoodvillage.com

An after-hours drop box is available by the flagpole in front of City Hall and is checked Monday through Friday. The drop box can be used to deliver customer comment cards, recreation registration and reimbursement forms, employment applications, and municipal court fines and documents.

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Papier Mache Papier Mache Papier Mache Spring Break Sports Spring Break Sports Spring Into Art Spring Into Art Spring Into Art Westlands Park Westlands Park Spring Break Sports Curtis Center Curtis Center 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Spring Break Sports City Council Spring Break Sports Youth Drawing Westlands Park Study Session Westlands Park 4 to 5:15 p.m. 6 p.m. • City Hall P&Z Commission Meeting 7 p.m. City Hall • 7 p.m. Curtis Center

6 Greenwood And Beyond Exhibit Reception 5:30 p.m. Curtis Center

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Tiny Art Studio Junior Art Masters 4:15-5 p.m. • Curtis Curtis Center Pee Wee Soccer City Council Study Session 6 p.m. • City Hall

Sports Training Camp • West MS

17 Photo Workshop With Hank Fanelli 4-6:30 p.m. Curtis Center

18 Skate Camp Carson Skate Park 4:15-5:15 p.m.

19 Youth Drawing 4 to 5:15 p.m. Curtis Center

20 Photo Workshop With Hank Fanelli 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Curtis Center

GVAHC Meeting 6:30 p.m. Curtis Center

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26 Youth Drawing 4 to 5:15 p.m. Curtis Center

27 Fishing Derby Tommy Davis Pond 7-9:30 a.m. Grand Opening Village Greens North Park 1 p.m.

30 Junior Art Masters Curtis Batik • Watercolor Workshops • Curtis Sports Training Camp • West MS

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE! www.greenwoodvillage.com Another new feature of our website is the video icon on the homepage. Here you can view the current program airing on GVTV 8. In the future, citizens will be able to watch GVTV 8 directly on the homepage. For more information or comments, please call the City Manager’s Office at 303-486-5745.

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AVAILABLE ON COMCAST CABLE IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL 8 IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, PROVIDING INFORMATION AND PROGRAMMING REGARDING ISSUES AND EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE AND THE DENVER REGION. FOR A LIST OF PROGRAMS AIRING ON CHANNEL 8, PLEASE REFER TO THIS SCHEDULE OR VISIT WWW.GREENWOOD VILLAGE.COM FOR A COMPLETE LISTING AND DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS.

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Greenwood Village Mayor’s Show: Cherry Creek and Littleton Public Schools — The Right Choice Watch the Mayor’s Show as Mayor Ron Rakowsky visits with the leaders of two of the best school districts in the state — the Cherry Creek School District and Littleton Public Schools. We will learn what makes both school districts successful, and why many parents choose both Cherry Creek and Littleton Public Schools as their preferred choice for their children’s K-12 education.

CUB SCOUTS TOUR GVTV 8 STUDIO

Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Archives of the Mayor’s Show and GV Kids, Ink!® can be seen at www.greenwoodvillage.com or on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Learn about emergency services and information on fire prevention provided by South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Air Times: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Metro Voices Produced by the Greater Metro Telecommunications Consortium (GMTC), the program focuses on regional issues. Air Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch A powerfully fun and effective workout that will lift your spirits, strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose of cardio, strength and stretch moves and finish up feeling energized for the start and end of your day. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Do you have a comment about programming on GVTV Channel 8? Please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749. GV MARCH 2013 |

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE RECYCLING MAKES A DIFFERENCE Through the dedication of Greenwood Village residents to recycle, the community helps reduce the need for new landfills, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, and adds significantly to the U.S. economy. The following is the percent of discarded items from Greenwood Village single family residents that was recycled instead of put in the trash to be landfilled. 2011 was the first year that the larger 96 gallon recycle polycarts were used by residents.

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Year 2010 2011 2012

Percent Recycled 14.2% 18.5% 22.8%

Total Material 865 tons 1,094 tons 1,343 tons

Benefits From Greenwood Village 2012 Recycling Efforts Resource Landfill Space Saved Mature Trees Saved Electricity Saved Oil Saved Water Saved

Savings 4300 cubic yards 13,928 trees 5,097,732 kilowatt hrs (power 422 homes for a year) 2,615 barrels (heat and cool 542 homes for a year) 7,520,800 gallons (fresh water for 100,275 people)


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Greenwood Village Public Works recycles the majority of wood collected from the Large Item Pickup Program. In both 2011 and 2012, nearly 60% of the materials picked up from single family residential homes were taken to Oxford Recycling for recycling and reuse.

CARDBOARD BOXES

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY COMMISSION APPOINTMENT The following resident was appointed by the Greenwood Village City Council:

Please remember an automated arm lifts your blue recycle polycart and dumps it into the top of the truck. Thus everything needs to fit INSIDE the recycling polycart. Breaking down large cardboard boxes to fit into the polycart is necessary for the collector to get it into the top of the truck. Recycling is a “Cart Contents Only” service. For more information on single family recycling and trash services in Greenwood Village, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100. GV

Steve Burns Planning & Zoning Commission District 4 For more information on how to serve on a Village board or commission, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-486-5752.

FREE WOOD MULCH AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS The Village has a limited amount of free wood mulch available at Village Greens Park, 9501 East Union Avenue.

TRASH SCHEDULE FOR 2013 HOLIDAYS The following holidays are observed in 2013. If your normal trash service day falls on or after a holiday (that same week), your trash pickup will be one day later. For more information, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100. Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Christmas Day

Monday, May 27 Thursday, July 4 Monday, September 2 Thursday, November 28 Wednesday, December 25

Wood mulch helps soil retain moisture and as it decays it adds nutrients and organic matter improving the soil oxygen and water hold ability. Mulch also provides a weed barrier as it prevents weed seeds from reaching the soil and if weeds do emerge they can easily be removed from the mulch. Two to four inches of mulch is sufficient. It is best not to use weed barrier under wood mulch. The fabric makes it easier for the mulch to blow off and prevent the nutrients from getting to the soil. Any weeds that start on top of the fabric will root into the fabric. Landscape fabric works best if used under rock mulches. As a cost saving tip, place an inch or two of the free mulch then cover it with the decorative mulch of your choice, this will reduce the cost of mulch by a third to a half depending on the thickness of each layer. For more information, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100.

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PEDESTRIANS: RULES OF THE ROAD TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,280 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States in 2010. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes. Traffic and Pedestrian Signals: Pedestrians must yield the right-of-way to drivers by obeying traffic signals, observing pedestrian signals and using crosswalks. In Greenwood Village the pedestrian signals are equipped with countdown timers to display the time remaining to cross the road. This provides pedestrians with additional information to increase the safety of crossing the street. The pedestrian signals are: WALK (Constantly Lighted): Pedestrians facing the signal may cross the roadway in the direction of the signal. DON’T WALK (Flashing): Pedestrians may not start to cross the roadway. Any pedestrian who has partly completed his cross may continue. DON’T WALK (Constantly Lighted): Pedestrians may not enter the roadway. Crossing a Roadway: Always cross the street at a designated crosswalk. Pedestrians must give the right-of-way to drivers.

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Within a Crosswalk: If a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, a vehicle has to yield. However, if a vehicle is 20 feet away from the crosswalk and traveling at 30 mph, the pedestrian must yield as the vehicle does not have enough time to stop safely. Intersections: Be careful at intersections, where drivers may fail to yield the right-ofway to pedestrians while turning onto another street.

Joggers and Walkers: Joggers and walkers should use jogging paths when provided. On public roads, joggers should try to select wide roads with good shoulders. They should face oncoming traffic and remember to look and listen for cars. At night or anytime visibility is poor, joggers and walkers should be in well-lighted areas and wear reflective clothing. GV


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CHARITABLE DONATIONS DON’T BE A VICTIM OF A SCAM Donating to your favorite charities to help children, animals, and the homeless is an appealing task for many citizens who find the work of these charities compelling. However, do you know if the charities you are giving to are legitimate? Knowing some facts about charity giving and your worthy causes will prevent you from becoming a victim of a scam. • Identify bad organizations. Visit www.charitynavigator.org, www.charitywatch.org, www.guidestar.org or www.bbb.org/us/charity to know the ratings of organizations and help you identify bad solicitors. Information provided includes how the charity operates, how much charity executives are paid, and what is spent on the programs the charity provides. Most importantly, you can learn what charities do with the money they receive. • Small donations. These barely cover the costs the charity incurred in soliciting the gift. To recoup these costs, many charities will sell the donor’s name to another charity doing similar work. • Do not respond to pressure. Do not let yourself be pressured into contributing on the spot. If you are not familiar with the charity, you have a right to say no. No legitimate organization will pressure you to give immediately. • Check for security and privacy. You should always confirm the charity you are donating to uses appropriate security measures. Your financial and personal information should be secured so that it is not shared with others without your permission.

NON-PROFITS IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE Promise Keepers Global Connection International Groundwire Western Athletic Conference Adventure Unlimited Gold Crown Foundation Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation The Listen Foundation, Incorporated American Lung Association of Colorado The Institute for Life & Care Cherry Creek Schools Foundation Recovery Center of Southeast Denver Red Robin Foundation ALSAC/Saint Jude Ramah in the Rockies The Environmental Coalition Endow Rocky Mtn. United Methodist Foundation Colorado Humanities Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado

5600 South Quebec Street, Suite 200D 9250 East Costilla Avenue, Suite 600 5675 DTC Boulevard, Suite 150 9250 East Costilla Avenue, Suite 300 5201 South Quebec Street 7400 East Crestline Circle, Suite 200 5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1001 6950 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 203 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 100 7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 111 4700 South Yosemite Street 8081 East Orchard Road, Suite 115 6312 South Fiddler's Green Circle, Suite 200N 8000 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 101 5600 S. Quebec Street, Suite 250-C 4950 South Yosemite Street, F2-119 6021 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220 7350 East Progress Place, Suite 205 7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 450 7951 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 126

For contact information on these and other businesses in the Village, please visit our business directory online at www.greenwoodvillage.com.

• Hang onto your receipts and write checks. Keep a record of all of your donations. Always write a check payable to the charity, not the individual soliciting you, so that you have a record of your donation. • Charities in connection with recent natural disasters. Be cautious about charities that appear overnight in connection with a recent natural disaster or news story as these are most often scams. • Police or firefighter charities. Be very cautious when you hear words like “police” or “firefighter” in an organization’s name claiming to have local ties to your police department. Most of these charities are scams. The Greenwood Village Police Department or its officers do not solicit for monetary donations. Please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525 to report any solicitations claiming to be connected with the Police.

• How to handle telephone and email solicitations: Get printed materials from the charity before donating. Fly-by-night scammers are not likely to have any materials. Never provide a credit card or bank account number over the phone unless you initiated the call. Never respond to email solicitations unless you know the organization personally or have opted in to receive its communications. Don’t give your credit card information through an email. Be aware that bogus charities may use names that mimic those of well-known organizations. To file a complaint about a charity, please call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Response Center, at (877) FTC-HELP (382-4357) /TDD: (202) 326-2502. If you believe you have been a victim of scam, please call the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303-773-2525. GV

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ATTENTION BUSINESSES WITH LIQUOR LICENSES

LIQUOR COMPLIANCE CHECKS STARTING SOON! In an effort to ensure the safety of the community, the Police Department will be conducting liquor compliance checks over the next several months to identify establishments which are not adhering to Colorado State and local codes pertaining to the sale of alcoholic beverages including the sale or service to underage persons. During the compliance check, detectives monitor establishments for liquor violations. Licensee owners are summoned to the Greenwood Village Municipal Court and must answer to the Village’s Liquor License Authority (the City Council). Some possible actions by the board, against a business with a liquor license could include: • A one-day to six-month suspension during which the licensee must post two suspension signs on premises advising customers they are prohibited from selling alcohol during the suspension period. • The licensee could be faced with fines in lieu of a suspension period. This could be costly and result in a financial hardship, especially to small businesses; • The licensee may be ordered to attend or implement other preventative procedures and training such as TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) Alcohol Training on their premises. TIPS is

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a skills-based training program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking by enhancing the fundamental “people skills” of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol; and/or • A permanent revocation of the license which is the most detrimental action. • Employees who are cited for serving alcohol to minors or over serving intoxicated persons are issued a ticket to appear in Greenwood Village Municipal Court where they are imposed with a mandatory fine of $999.00. Greenwood Village views the holding of a liquor license as a privilege because of the devastating impact one small decision could have on an entire community. Businesses and servers undertake a high level of responsibility to ensure the safe and legal delivery of alcohol to its patrons. Special care with

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the distribution of alcohol must be taken by liquor licensees and their employees to safeguard the livelihood of not only their patrons, but also the future success of their business. License holders are responsible for educating their employees on how to read IDs to determine the purchaser’s age. For more information on how to prevent a liquor violation, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525. On a routine basis, the Police Department works with area businesses to educate and assist employees regarding the service and sales of liquor. The Police Department also helps employees identify intoxicated individuals and recognize false identification documents. Specific questions related to your current liquor license may be directed to the City Clerk’s Office at 303-486-5752. GV


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GV CHAMBER CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT SLATTERY’S IRISH PUB

The DTC/Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce, along with our fabulous host and sponsor, Slattery’s Irish Pub, will again be celebrating our annual St. Patrick’s Day with a weekend kickoff party, Friday, March 15. There will be prizes, food and drinks, and live music and entertainment. Cost is $10 per person at the door.

DTC|GREENWOOD VILLAGE HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM MARCH 21, 2013 10:30 A.M.-7 P.M. A Day To Learn, Prevent, Test And Heal Landmark Meridian Tower Building 7600 Landmark Way • • • • •

Free Gift Bags Interactive Demonstrations Free Screenings Educational Sessions Blood Donation

General Admission: Free Lunch with Distinguished Guest, Patty Fontneau, CEO Colorado Health Benefit Exchange:

“Where are we with Healthcare Reform & Healthcare Exchanges?” Since 1991, the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce has served the Southeast Business Corridor through information, education, networking and advocacy.

Luncheon 11:30 a.m.: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door Wine and Cheese Reception 5 p.m.: Free with pre-registration (Space is limited)

The Greenwood Village Chamber is a valuable resource in growing your business. We support and promote our member businesses and provide opportunities for growth. When you take advantage of the programs, you can:

Learn At Our Breakout Sessions Every 30 Minutes Throughout The Event: Cancer — The latest detection, diagnosis, treatment and support. Cardiology — Heart technology and comprehensive treatments. Respiratory — Asthma and COPD causes and cures. Diabetes — Management, causes, symptoms, types and treatments. Replacement — The most recent advances in hip and joint options. Health & Wellness — Live well with a healthy approach for everyday well being. Insurance Reform — What every employer needs to know. Disease & Medical Management — Improved outcomes and reduced costs. Estate Planning — Asset protection and planning solutions. Healthy Aging — Older adult health, programs, & innovative tools. Prevent, Test & Heal With The Following Health Screenings And Services Represented: • Mammogram • Century Cancer Center – Radiation Oncology • Blood Pressure • Estate Planning & Asset Protection • Bonfils Blood Drive • Massage and Acupuncture • PSA Testing • Senior Services • Dental Hygiene Assessment • Registered Dietitian

• Learn from the expertise of prominent business professionals • Use an extensive network to promote and grow your business • Share your knowledge to help others • Join forces with local leaders to promote the Southeast Corridor • Give back to the community through special programs and events • Find new and innovative ways to promote your business Visit our Web site at: ww.GVChamber.com E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com 7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-290-9922 Fax: 303-962-4640

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BMI Screenings Physical Therapy Foot Screening Health Insurance Vision & Eye Screening Home Health Care Fitness Alternative Care Testosterone Screenings Chiropractic

For further inquiries please call 303-290-9922 or visit www.gvchamber.com. GV

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CHARTER FINANCIAL RESOURCES

6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 100 • 720-344-5386 • www.cfrusa.com

Have you wished for the convenience of having all your advisors — financial, legal, insurance, tax — working together on your behalf under one roof? Charter Financial Resources, in the Denver Tech Center, offers this relationship plus many additional customer resources and free educational services. Charter’s mission is to provide vital and interconnected resources to individual clients and corporate partners, with the goal of helping you improve and preserve your portfolio, protect your assets, and minimize taxes so you can experience a secure and enjoyable retirement. “We focus on encouraging our clients, who become like family, to enjoy their wealth and retirement. They’ve worked PG.14

hard….now they need to protect their estate and plan for living out their dreams,” said CEO Darren Martin. “Too often we meet individuals who did not know they could take advantage of certain savings vehicles or tax laws. Many don’t have a specific plan for their future. Laws change every year and it is our job to educate and advise our clients about how to take advantage of change to protect them.” Martin and his team of advisors specifically sought out space in the Village for their growing group. He cites the Tech Center’s energetic business community, central location, and proximity to the I-25 corridor as primary factors. Charter is very pleased

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with their clean and secure location. Since 2004, Charter has personally helped over 1,200 people and companies. Their philosophy, says Martin, can be boiled down to three tenets: (1) treat our clients as we would treat a close relative; (2) always provide our best “group thinking” and counsel; and (3) assure that our clients always remain in control of their financial situation. Using a unique group thinking approach, talented professionals provide estate planning, portfolio management, legal consulting and estate-protection documents, life insurance, long-term care insurance, and tax planning. Too often, says continued on page 15


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continued from page 14 Martin, financial planning firms are “solutions in search of problems.” By contrast, Charter realizes that no two clients are alike. Careful review of individual client objectives to gather all pertinent information, develop a full analysis, and present specific tailor-made solutions for a client’s financial success is always part of Charter’s planning and ongoing updates. Martin’s outstanding performance planning for clients has been recognized by being a recipient of the Centaurus Financial, Incorporated 2011 Quantum Leap Branch award, and also the 2009 Quantum Leap award. What’s more, if you enjoy free golf, classic cars or lunch and learn opportunities, this is the company for you! Martin is serious about showing his customers appreciation and loyalty. He demonstrates this with a variety of free events such as: Free golf and catered lunch at Perry Park Country Club, Free monthly Lunch and

FREE ANNUAL SHREDDING EVENT! WHAT: Shred your confidential papers with confidence, for free! Free donuts and coffee also served. Sign up for free ID Theft Prevention Workshop also available. (Limit 8 file boxes per household). WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9 a.m to 11 a.m. WHERE: Charter Financial Resources, 6143 S Willow Drive, Ste. 100, Greenwood Village, Co 80111. (Event is held in front parking lot).

Learns (your organization can also call and schedule them to bring the lunch and learn to you!), Free Classic Car Joy Rides (with lunch and dessert), Free Shredding, and their newest offering — Free Health Workshops and Wellness Adventures for baby boomers and seniors! Charter’s Lunch & Learn Topics, (available at ww.cfrusa.com), include Estate Planning (Preserving and Protecting your Assets, Avoiding Probate, Leaving a Legacy and Minimizing Tax Burden), Identity Theft (protecting our bank accounts and credit file), Long Term Care Strategies, Tax Planning, Life Insurance, Social Security, and now Health & Wellness, designed for baby boomers and seniors. The newest free resource, Charter Health & Wellness, is an effort to help clients age well and live a healthy lifestyle with free monthly workshops featuring health professionals, wellness coaches, and free wellness training.

Finally, Charter’s entire team is made up of independent advisors. This means they are not captive agents or employees beholden to a specific company or financial institution. The options they recommend are therefore based on experience, training and knowledge of the wide array of financial and insurance products in the marketplace, as well as group counsel. For additional information, visit www.cfrusa.com. Charter Financial Resources is located at 6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111; Phone: 720-344-5386. Mention this article and receive a free, personalized estate planning review and an invitation to attend one of Charter’s many free educational activities. GV Darren Martin offers securities and advisory services through Centaurus Financial, Inc. a registered broker/dealer and a member FINRA and SIPC. This is not an offer to sell securities, which may be done only after proper delivery of a prospectus and client suitability is reviewed and determined. Information relating to securities is intended for use by individuals residing in CO.

TAXPAYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS BUSINESSES OFFERED ASSISTANCE TO HELP WITH LOCAL TAX QUESTIONS The Village will be offering taxpayer education workshops to help Village businesses learn and understand municipal tax concepts. Topics covered include analyzing tax rates, return preparation, OPT, Sales/Use Tax, exemptions, interest and penalties, and record keeping. Workshops are conducted at Greenwood Village City Hall, Community Room, 6060 South Quebec Street on the following days and times: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Tuesday, September 3, 2013 Tuesday, December 3, 2013

1-2 p.m. 10-11 a.m. 1-2 p.m. 10-11 a.m.

Space is limited so please call our Tax Line at 303-486-8299 for reservations, tax questions and/or guidance. Also, visit our website at www.greenwoodvillage.com for business license applications, tax forms and information.

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FACTS ON SALES TAX IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE As members of the business community, the business tax dollars that are collected and submitted to the Village such as sales tax play a major role in the Village’s ability to provide high quality services such as police protection, street maintenance, snow removal, parks and trails, and community aesthetics. Creating a safe, attractive, clean, and easily traveled Village is crucial in retaining business and attracting new businesses to the Village community.

SALES TAX Every vendor that is engaged in business of selling items at retail is required to obtain a Village Sales Tax License and collect the 3.0% municipal Sales Tax. A one-time license application fee of $10.00 is required. Sales Tax applies to items sold, leased and rented. Sales tax also applies to items delivered into the Village. Services such as telephone service and lodging are also subject to the Village’s Sales Tax. The total Sales Tax rate in Greenwood Village is 7.25 percent. City of Greenwood Village 3.00% State of Colorado 2.90% Arapahoe County 0.25% Regional Transportation District (RTD) 1.00% Cultural District (CD) 0.10% Total 7.25%

HOW TO REMIT The 3.0% Greenwood Village Sales Tax must be remitted directly to the Village. All other Sales Tax listed is to be remitted to the State of Colorado. If a business had no sales and collected no tax for a given period, licensed businesses are required to file a sales tax for period(s) in which no sales occurred. Please indicate a zero balance is due and remit your return by the due date.

DELIVERY OF ITEMS Items delivered to locations outside of Greenwood Village should not have Greenwood Village Sales Tax applied. If delivering into another city, that city should be contacted for their Sales Tax requirements. If you are unsure an address is located in the Village, that address can be verified on the Village Street Boundary Guide at www.greenwoodvillage.com. This guide lists all addresses within the city limits.

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TAX COMPLIANCE At the request of taxpayers, a Greenwood Village Tax Compliance Guide has been created. The information in this guide is intended to serve as a complement to our Municipal Code; it does not constitute City tax policy. A current version of the Greenwood Village Tax Compliance Guide is accessible on our website at www.greenwoodvillage.com. Tax topics covered include: Computer Software, Software Maintenance Agreements and Food for Home Consumption. Suggestions for topics are welcome, please contact a member of Taxpayer Services at 303-486-8299 or e-mail us at TaxDepartment@greenwoodvillage.com.

EXEMPT SALES Examples of exempt sales (proper documentation is required in case of an audit) include: • Automobiles registered to a Greenwood Village address • Food for home consumption (prepared food is taxable) • Gasoline • Cigarettes • Labor (when separately billed from materials) • Sales to exempt organizations • Items sold for resale

USE YOUR GREENWOOD VILLAGE ADDRESS Greenwood Village businesses and residents often pay a higher, incorrect sales tax. Many vendors do not realize they are making deliveries into Greenwood Village because Englewood is often included as part of the mailing address. As a result, the higher Englewood rate (7.75%) is often charged. Deliveries into the Village should have a total of 7.25% sales tax applied. If you have been charged another jurisdiction’s sales tax rate, here is what you need to do: 1) Inform your suppliers that you are in Greenwood Village; 2) Use the “Greenwood Village” name in your mailing address; and 3) Do not pay an incorrect Sales Tax. If a tax rate other than 7.25% appears on purchases delivered into Greenwood Village, inform your suppliers of the error.

TAX COUPON BOOKLETS AND FORMS Sales/Use Tax Coupon booklets are mailed every year to all licensed businesses for their convenience in remitting taxes to the Village. Blank tax return forms are also available. When using a blank form, please make sure to include the name of continued on page 17


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ACCOUNTING SERVICES Avocet Accounting Services, Incorporated 8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 605 303-221-5959 ADMINISTRATION RPS Plan Administrators 7100 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 300 303-369-7886 CONSULTING SERVICES Project Resources Group, Incorporated 5340 South Quebec Street, Suite 300-S 303-858-1741

HOME OWNERS MANAGEMENT Advance HOA Management, Incorporated 7000 East Belleview, Suite 370 303-482-2213

LEGAL SERVICES Flinders/Bandy, Attorneys at Law 6595 South Dayton Street, Suite 1000 720-545-2715 Law Office of Christopher D. Leroi, LLC 8400 East Prentice Avenue, Penthouse Suite 303-409-7635

ENGINEERING CONSULTING Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Incorporated 6161 South Syracuse Way, Suite 350 303-221-1719

Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 970 303-376-8400

FAST FOOD AND SNACKS Quick Corner Café 9100 East Prentice Avenue 303-257-8095

MANUFACTURING Vertical Manufacturing, LLC 7995 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 207-E 303-996-5090

FINANCIAL SERVICES Anderson Financial, Incorporated 5670 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Penthouse 720-407-3011 M.J. Smith and Associates 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 650 303-768-0007 Royal Wealth Management 5201 South Yosemite Street, Suite 201 720-733-9143

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Environmental Coalition 4950 South Yosemite Street, Suite F2-119 720-488-1212 PAINTERS Certa Pro Painters 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 225-O 303-791-7655

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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP, NAME, OR ADDRESS If your business has had a recent change of ownership, name, or address please contact the Village’s Tax Staff at 303-4868299. You are also welcome to notify us of any changes by fax at 303-486-5757 or by e-mailing TaxDepartment@greenwoodvillage.com.

VENDING MACHINE SALES Greenwood Village does not collect sales tax on purchases from vending machines. However, the tax code requires that you obtain a license and pay an annual fee for your vending machine(s).

PET FOOD Deserving Dog, Limited 5959 South Willow Way 720-422-5178

SKIN CARE Skin by Matise 8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 225 720-934-7175

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ACM Quebec Owner IV-B, LLC 5700 South Quebec Street 303-984-9800

SOFTWARE SALES & DEVELOPMENT VisitorLink, LLC 6530 South Yosemite Street, Suite 204 303-488-9174

L88 Companies, LLC 6251 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Building 6, Suite 100 303-689-1521 Monaghan Farms, Incorporated 7950 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 101 303-743-0100

TAILOR DTC Tailor 5119 South Yosemite Street 303-770-6280

Monaghan Management Corporation 7950 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 101 303-743-0100

THERAPY & COUNSELING Mary Costello Stevens, LLC 7000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 350 303-380-7070

REAL ESTATE David Kilty, Incorporated 5750 DTC Parkway, Suite 110 303-757-0980

TRUCKING AND HEAVY HAULING TFI Holdings USA, Incorporated 6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 320 303-770-6511

Marcus Team Realtors 8490 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 100 303-409-6338

BUSINESSES UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Resolv Property Investments, Incorporated 6833 South Dayton Street, Suite 159 303-220-2800

SUSHI Bara Sushi & Grill 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite D-50 720-489-5509

Stars & Stripes Homes DTC, Incorporated 8933 East Union Avenue, Suite 202 303-221-2435

TIRES & AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Big O Tires 8151 East Arapahoe Road 303-980-8748

QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE It is the Village’s goal to provide the utmost service in helping taxpayers comply with the Village’s tax laws. A member of Greenwood Village Taxpayer Services is always available to answer your tax questions Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. either by calling our Tax Help Line at 303-486-8299 or visiting Greenwood Village City Hall located at 6060 South Quebec Street. If you prefer more personalized assistance, we will have someone from our knowledgeable staff customize a class for your business’ needs. These taxpayer education classes are available free of charge by calling 303-486-8299 to set up an appointment. Please visit our website at www.greenwoodvillage.com for tax guidelines, tax forms and additional information on other tax subjects. GV

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DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATION IN THE VILLAGE ARE SOLICITORS ALLOWED TO BE IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD? Village neighborhoods are attractive places for solicitation activity.

Solicitors offer a variety of products and services including alarm and security systems; chimney or gutter cleaning; tree trimming; magazine sales; discount building materials; home repair; driveway repair; and roof repair services. Solicitors are allowed to be in Village neighborhoods, however, they must obtain a Residential Solicitation Permit designed to protect the privacy of residents and the safety of neighborhoods.

RESIDENTIAL SOLICITATION PERMIT The solicitation permit must be carried at all times by the solicitor. Residents may ask to see a solicitor’s permit. Solicitation permits do not allow solicitors to solicit before 7 a.m. or after the later of 7 p.m. or sunset. It is important to note that solicitation permit requirements do not apply to religious or political door-to-door activities. Residents who do not wish to have solicitors enter their property are encouraged to post “No Solicitors” signage at or near the entrance of their property. Residents should call the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303-773-2525, if any solicitor does not obey a posted sign and enters private property. The Village does not allow solicitors to return to any property to solicit more than once in any twenty-four (24) hour period, unless they have been specifically and personally invited to return by the owner or occupant of the property. Any violation of the solicitation permit may result in a revocation of the permit and the solicitor may be subject to a fine. All solicitation permits are good for 30 days after the date the permit is issued.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS When presented with solicitation of any kind at your front door, exercise extreme caution: • Don’t do business right on the spot. You can and should always get a second opinion. • Remember that a receipt is worth nothing unless the business is valid and reputable. • Never pay for services in cash. • Don’t be afraid to offend someone by not doing business with them. • Never let someone in your home that you did not invite. For more information on solicitation issues, please call Shawn Cordsen, Director of Finance, at 303-486-8290. To report suspicious solicitation behavior, please call 9-1-1. GV PG. 18

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SAVE THE DATES! You’re invited to celebrate the metro area’s newest transportation milestone with the Grand Opening of RTD’s West Rail Line! Grand Opening Ceremony Friday, April 26 Jefferson County Government Center — Golden Station 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free light rail rides on the W line following the ceremony! Saddle up!

West Rail Line Station Parties Saturday, April 27 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free rides all day Saturday on all light rail lines! Yeehaw! Stay tuned for more information on the Grand Opening events and follow us on Facebook for additional updates.

Conductor: Swinerton Builders

See you at the Grand Opening. The RTD West Rail Line Team Questions or comments? Email us at WestLineGrandOpening@rtddenver.com!

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW Preventing crime is a priority for the Greenwood Village Police Department. One of the easiest ways to prevent crime from happening is to not give criminals the opportunity to commit a crime. Criminals often look for a “crime of opportunity”. The Greenwood Village Police Department has recently seen an increase in vehicle trespasses. This is when a criminal breaks into a vehicle and steals something of value. Oftentimes these items are purses and wallets, laptops and other electronic devices. Here are some tips to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a crime.

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Grand Opening Event Sponsors: Superintendent: Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc. David Evans and Associates, Inc. DTCG, A Herzog — Stacy and Witbeck Joint Venture Sheraton Denver West Siemens

Agent: Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. IBI Group LEI Companies, Inc. Muller Engineering Company

Always completely roll up all windows Remove all items of value from plain view Secure items of value in the trunk or take them with you Never leave car doors unlocked even for a short amount of time Never leave your running car unattended for any amount of time Park in well lit, heavily traveled areas Never leave house keys in your car Never leave ID cards, mail, or other documents inside of your vehicle

For more information on crime prevention programs, please call 303-773-2525. GV

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MEDICAID CARD TELEMARKETING SCAM Seniors are receiving telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from Medicare. The caller is claiming Medicare is sending them new cards. The caller is asking the senior to verify their name and address and then asking them for their banking information. This is a scam. Hang up on the caller and report it to officials. Medicare only sends new cards when you have misplaced your cards or you enroll in a new plan. Never give your Medicare number, which is your Social Security number, to anyone randomly calling you on the telephone. This is their attempt to steal your identity.

STAY IN CONTACT WITH GREENWOOD VILLAGE Join thousands of people to receive information about Greenwood Village through social media. • Get breaking news about Greenwood Village • Learn about upcoming events • Ask questions • Hear about crime alerts and tips • Watch current and past videos • Keep up with the status of neighborhood projects “Follow” City of Greenwood Village on Watch The Greenwood Village Channel on For more information, please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749 or mgallegos@greenwoodvillage.com.

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Important steps to take: • Do not provide personal information to anyone over the telephone if you did not initiate the call. • Immediately end any telephone conversation with anyone that asks for personal information over the phone. • Do not carry your Medicare card with you. Make a photocopy of the card, cross out the plan number and carry the photocopy with you. Secure your original card in a safe location. • Report the fraudsters to the Office of Inspector General, Health and Human Services at 800-447-8477 or www.stopmedicarefraud.gov. If you believe you have become a victim of identity theft, please call the Greenwood Village Police Department at 303773-2525. GV Information provided by the District Attorney’s Office, 18th Judicial District

THE GREAT COLORADO PAYBACK CLAIM YOUR PROPERTY AND MONEY The Great Colorado Payback is responsible for reuniting Colorado residents and businesses with lost or forgotten assets. For example: if you have lost track of a bank account, stock certificate, or a retirement account; misplaced a rebate check, reimbursement or paycheck from a business; or moved prior to receiving your Colorado state tax rebate, the bank, business or state agency is required by law to file a report and forward those assets to the Unclaimed Property office of the Colorado State Treasurer. Even businesses lose track of property and payments, occasionally resulting in unclaimed property which can be claimed. Corporations, schools, hospitals, and small businesses are also listed among the many individuals whose assets are in the possession of the State. The Colorado State Treasurer currently maintains a list of over 1.7 million names of individuals as well as businesses for whom property is

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available. Examples of these reportable accounts would include: Checking Utility Refunds Stocks and Bonds Oil and Gas Royalties Safe Deposit Boxes Uncashed Insurance Checks Savings Accounts Mutual Funds Money Orders Payroll Wages Dividends Security Deposits Money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filing your claim. To see if you or someone you know may have money or property being held by Colorado visit www.colorado.gov/treasury/gcp. GV


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REGISTER NOW FOR ALL ART AND RECREATION PROGRAMS! Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration.

SPRING BREAK YOUTH PROGRAMS YOUTH POTTERY — PAPIER MACHE Days and Dates: Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Ages: 6-12 years old Fee: $50 (all supplies included) Limit: 20 participants

SPRING BREAK SPORTS Day and Dates: Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Westlands Park 5701 South Quebec Street Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Ages: 6-12 years old Fee: $1 per day per participant (Pay at the park each day) Limit: 40 participants per day Not going away for Spring Break? Come out and play! Join us at Westlands Park for miscellaneous games; such as kick ball, flag football, dodge ball, ultimate Frisbee and various other recess games. No equipment is necessary. So grab a friend and come on over!

Don’t worry about not going away for Spring Break, come and create a sculpture and a piece of pottery out of Papier Mache! French meaning chewed paper, Papier Mache is a form of sculpture that is made from pieces of paper that are stuck together using paste and then decorated. Participants will design and construct their own animal sculpture and bowl using Papier Mache and then decorate them with various materials. If participating in Spring Into Art in the afternoon please bring a sack lunch. Staff will supervise and provide activities during the transition between programs. Please wear clothes that can get dirty and sneakers.

Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. A mandatory sign-in sheet must be completed by parents for each participant on each day, in case of an emergency. Parents can save time and register over the telephone, but must still check in with staff. The program is subject to weather conditions. This is a drop-in program. There is no pre-registration.

SPRING INTO ART Days and Dates: Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Ages: 6-12 years old Fee: $20 per program (all supplies included) Limit: 20 participants per program Don’t worry about not going away for Spring Break, come and create a unique work of art! Spend Spring Break creating etchings, masks and glass paintings. Join us for one day or all three! Monday, April 1 — Scratchboard Art Scratchboard is a unique type of etching technique in which a drawing is created by scratching onto a surface. Participants will design their own scratchboard work of art using the image of their choice. Tuesday, April 2 — Plaster Mask Making Learn how to mold a work of art using plaster to create your own mask that you can paint and decorate. Wednesday, April 3 — Glass Painting Participants will learn about different glass painting techniques and will design their own glass bowl using one of the techniques.

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REGISTER NOW FOR ALL ART AND RECREATION PROGRAMS! Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration.

YOUTH PAINTING

TINY ART STUDIO

JUNIOR ART MASTERS

Introduce your preschooler to the arts through fun hands-on art activities!

Day and Dates: Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 Time: 4:30-5:45 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Ages: 6-12 years old Fee: $50 (all supplies included) Limit: 15 participants If your child loves painting and wants to improve their skills then this is the art class for them! Program will teach participants how to blend and mix colors, create value and texture in a painting and more! Throughout the program participants will create a representational, abstract and nonrepresentational painting based on an object or image of their choice that they MUST bring with them to the first day of class. Register online at www.greenwood village.com/registration For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

FISHING DERBY Date: April 27 Time: 7-9:30 a.m. Location: Tommy Davis Pond, 9200 East Orchard Road Grab your fishin’ pole and tackle and head on down to Tommy Davis fishing hole. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout just for your catchin’! Anyone over 16 years of age must obtain a license through the Department of Wildlife. Residents can pick up a breakfast ticket at City Hall from April 1-27. Tickets limited to the first 200 fisherpersons. Resident ID required. For details call Brian Sowder, 303-486-5765. PG. 22

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BUTTERFLIES Preschoolers will learn about collage and will create their own butterfly out of tissue paper that they can display in their window. Day and Date: Monday, April 15 Time: 4:15-5 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Ages: 3-5 years old Parents are welcome to stay and participate Fee: $10 Limit: 15 participants

MOTHER’S DAY Your little artist will create a work of art for Mom!! We can’t tell you what the art project will be since it will ruin the surprise. Day and Date: Monday, May 6 Time: 4:15-5 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121 Ages: 3-5 years old Parents are welcome to stay and participate Fee: $10 Limit: 15 participants Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.


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CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

SHARING THE PASSION FOR DIGITAL

YOUTH ART MONTH

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS

In honor of March being Youth Art Month, the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center is proud to exhibit the work of local students in our art gallery.

Award-winning photographer Hank Fanelli will teach a basic photography class for individuals 15 and older in two sessions. This class will focus on the Hank Fanelli fundamentals of photography with students learning the rules for light, composition, and exposure to improve picture taking in many situations.

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Masks from Goddard Middle School The exhibit will highlight the artwork of 40 elementary, middle, and high school students from the Littleton and Cherry Creek School Districts. Receptions will be held on Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Curtis Arts & Humanities Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located at 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121.

This class is NOT camera specific (any device which can take photographs is allowed). Session 1: Wednesday, April 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Session 2: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fee: $50 per person This class is a fundraiser for the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road Greenwood Village, CO 80121 For reservations call: 303-797-1779

Call 303-797-1779 for more information. References to Van Gogh from West Middle School

Images from Shepherd of the Hills Middle School and others

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CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

GREENWOOD AND BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES DUE MARCH 26, 2013 The Curtis Arts & Humanities Center is holding a call for entries for an upcoming photography exhibit — Greenwood and Beyond: the Real and the Abstract. The exhibit runs from April 5 through May 3. Photographer George Vago will jury the exhibit and host a lecture on the “Elements of Composition” on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. He is an engineer and photographer, with a fondness for landscapes. He is commited to traditional black and white, but understands and appreciates the new digital process. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. George Vago with 4x5 camera he made.

$1,500 in prizes will be awarded to select entries. Entry forms can be obtained by calling 303-708-6110, or at www.greenwoodvillage.com.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!! Since 2005, the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council has recommended to the Mayor individuals or organizations to receive the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for their commitment in supporting the arts. These recommendations are based on nominations from the public at large. Last year, Mayor Ron Rakowsky presented the award to John Madden, Jr. for his lifetime of “Service and Support for the Arts.” The deadline for your nomination for the year 2012 is June 28. You may view the criteria on the Village website or call 303-708-6110 for information. GV PG. 24

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PUBLIC MEETING “The Nest,” a sculpture by Eric Johnson, on loan for two years from the Museum of Outdoor Arts, will be placed in Westlands Park (adjacent to the lower pond). The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council will hold a public meeting seeking comment on the placement of “The Nest” on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, located at 2349 East Orchard Road. Questions, please call Jo Cole at 303-708-6110.

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