Arvada News in a Hurry

Arvada Tennis Center hosting open house for all ages

Apex Park and Recreation District is hosting a free tennis open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Arvada Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St.

The open house gives youth and adults a chance to meet Apex tennis instructors, drop off a racket for restringing, register for classes and participate in a wheelchair tennis demonstration.

Vendors will also be at the open house with used tennis equipment for sale. Apex is also collecting perishable and non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Arvada Community Food Bank during the open house.

Adult drop-in games will be from 9-11 a.m. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. representatives from Rocky Mountain Racquet Specialists will show players the latest tennis equipment.

On court activities, including games and prizes for participants ages 3 and older, and a demonstration by the Colorado Wheelchair Tennis Foundation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Arvada Tennis Center is hosting a free barbecue.

For more information, call 303-420-1210.

Local author hosting
book signing

Frank Harritt, local author of ”Diabetes Self-Defense” is hosting a book signing in Denver.

The book signing is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Tenn Street Coffee, 4418 Tennyson St. in Denver.

”Diabetes Self-Defense” was written by Arvada resident Harritt, who has had diabetes for 22 years.

The book is a reference manual and logbook written for people with diabetes by people with diabetes. It features weekly education, checklists, medical records, important terms and more.

The book was reviewed for medical accuracy by Dr. Jay Krakovitz, a Colorado physician who also has diabetes.

Representative, Senator
hosting town hall on state, school finances

Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Sen. Evie Hudak are hosting a town hall meeting this Saturday.

The town hall will focus on the state budget with an emphasis on school finance and the legislative session.

Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, the chair of the Joint Budget Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee will join Kraft-Tharp and Hudak for the town hall.

The town hall gives residents a chance to voice their opinion, questions and comments about state and school finances to their legislative representatives.

The town hall is at from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, in the Community Meeting Room at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St.

Faith Bible Chapel
hosting national tour stop
for women, girls

Faith Bible Chapel is hosting a stop of Women of Faith’s “Revolve Tour: this is Love” on April 26 and 27.

The tour is the nation’s largest event for women and offers a mix of entertainment and speakers for teen girls designed to help build self-esteem and help teens face some of today’s challenging issues.

Guest speakers and entertainers include singer-songwriter Christa Black, Christian pop group Anthem Lights, Dove Award-winning hip-hop artist KJ-52, author Jenna Lucado Bishop, Seattle pastor Kramer Rasmusen and more.

The tour will be at Faith Bible Chapel, 6250 Wright St. 7-10 p.m. Friday April 26, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27.

For more information or to register to attend, visit

SilverSneakers prom offering seniors ‘Evening in Paris’

The sixth annual Apex Park and Recreation District SilverSneakers Senior Prom will transform the Arvada Center into the capital of France and enchant seniors with ”An Evening in Paris.”

The event, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., includes a plated dinner, dancing and entertainment. A cash bar is also available.

Tickets are $17 per person or $30 per couple.

In past years, tickets to the senior prom have sold out very quickly.

To make a reservation, stop by Guest Services at the Apex Center, 13150 W. 72nd Ave.

For more information, contact Phyllis Hoffman or Sarah Cunningham at Apex Center Fitness at 303-463-4241.

‘Yoga in the Park’ canceled
for summer 2013

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Apex Park and Recreation District has cancelled its free Yoga in the Park program at Majestic View Park this summer.

Though Apex is not able to offer free yoga, the district offers a variety of yoga classes for all ages and abilities.

For more information about classes, or to register for a class, call 303-424-2739 or visit


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