Arapahoe County

8th Annual Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars-Centennial Center Park


Live music, laser lights and family entertainment- the 8th Annual Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars event has a new twist this year. This signature community event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3 at Centennial Center Park, located at 13050 E. Peakview Ave (adjacent to the Centennial Civic Center). Entertainment begins at 6:00 p.m.

There will be a variety of entertainment for the entire family including: a children’s planting station presented by Tagawa Gardens, interactive outdoor games and contests, face painting, balloon sculptors, 
bounce house, South Suburban Kid’s Fitness Van, Food, beer and wine will be for sale throughout the event. The beer and wine pavilion is hosted by the Centennial Rotary, Live music provided by Rachel and The Kings and THE LONG RUN – Experience The Eagles tribute band. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to reserve a spot in the amphitheatre.

“We look forward to introducing a new and exciting laser light show to the City’s signature Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars event in our very own Centennial Center Park!” says Mayor Cathy Noon. “This summer celebration brings families together at what is becoming the ‘heart’ of our City and builds a true sense of community.”

Please bring new and gently used baby blankets to help support the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council's blanket drive. Items will be donated to needy child care centers in the area. All who donate will be entered into a drawing for a toy prize package.

Amphitheatre entertainment schedule:
7:15 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. – Rachel and The Kings
8:45 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The LONG RUN- Experience The Eagles & Laser Light Show

Arapahoe County Fair starts this week. 7/24/2013

General admission is FREE for all ages Wednesday-Thursday (July 24-25) and just $5 for ages 13 and up 

on Friday-Sunday (July 26-28). Kids ages 12 and under get in free all week. Parking is $5 per vehicle daily. 

Carnival rides and midway games are sold separately. Buy tokens and pay-per-ride, or get a daily unlimited 

carnival ride pass for $25. 



Aurora and Colorado List of 2013 July 4th fireworks


AURORA - Fireworks will go off at 9:45 pm and viewers can enjoy the show at the Aurora Municipal Center

Festivities kick-off at 6:30 p.m. and Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. You won't want to miss this! Aurora hosts one of the biggest fireworks displays in the metro area!

Where: Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, 80012

Activities: Patriotic music simulcast on Studio 1430 KEZW radio Food and beverages will be sold on site Activities for the family

Event Contact:  Crystal Yusten  303-739-7756

Colorado 2013 List here.

Workforce center hosts no-cost workshops and job fair for youth

Workforce center hosts no-cost workshops and job fair for youth

Learn the skills to ‘wow’ employers in advance of July 11 youth hiring event

Centennial, Colo. – The Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center will host a multi-employer job fair in July for youth ages 14-21, along with pre-fair workshops to help young job-seekers learn how to approach employers in a competitive and busy job fair environment.

The Youth Job Fair will take place 4 to 6 p.m., July 11 at Arapahoe County CentrePoint Plaza, 14980 E. Alameda Dr., Aurora. Employers will be on hand to speak about job opportunities in the customer service, recreation, transportation, food service, call center, hospitality and retail industries.

Arapahoe County Fair hosts 3rd Annual Battle of the Homebrews

Arapahoe County Fair hosts 3rd Annual Battle of the Homebrews

Nationally-sanctioned contest invites entries of beer, mead, cider and ale

Aurora, Colo. –  Calling all amateur homebrewers! Enter your best brews in the 3rd Annual Arapahoe County Fair Battle of the Homebrews, Saturday, July 20.

Sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association and the Beer Judge Certification Program, the Battle of the Homebrews is open to anyone age 21 years or older who makes beer, ale, mead or cider as a hobby. Judges qualified through the BJCP will conduct the judging and present best-of-show awards.The competition welcomes more than 80 varieties of beer and ale, 9 styles of mead and 9 styles of cider.

Arapahoe County to begin issuing Civil Union licenses May 1

Arapahoe County to begin issuing Civil Union licenses May 1

Citizens interested in applying for a license can visit the Clerk and Recorder’s Office

LITTLETON, CO -- On May 1, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will begin issuing Civil Union licenses at its Littleton, Centennial and Aurora locations.

Earlier this year, the Colorado State Legislature approved Senate Bill 13-0011, which establishes civil unions in the State of Colorado. The law goes into effect May 1, 2013.

To apply, citizens must be 18 years of age or older, regardless of the gender of either party. Neither person can be a party to another Civil Union and neither party can be married to another person. Parties 18 years of age or older under guardianship can apply for a civil union with a written consent signed and notarized by the guardian and a copy of the guardian’s identification.

It is preferable that both parties be present to apply and each must present a valid identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, military ID, State ID or a birth certificate with a photo ID that includes the date of birth. The license fee is $30, payable by cash only.

If one party cannot be present, he/she may submit a completed Absentee Affadivit, which must be signed and notorized, along with a copy of his/her valid ID, front and back.

Civil Union licenses are available Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at the following Clerk and Recorder locations:

·               Clerk and Recorder Main Office, Administration Building, 5334 S. Prince St., Littleton, 80120

·               Centennial Branch Office, Arapahoe County Lima Plaza, 6954 S. Lima St., Centennial, 80112

·               Aurora Branch Office, 490 S. Chambers Road, Aurora 80017

Civil Union licenses issued in the State of Colorado must be used within 35 days of issuance in this state only. The document must be certified and returned for recording within 63 days of signing.

For more information, visit the County’s web site at

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