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Food-tasting scheduled

As part of its Spice of Life program, the Arapahoe County Library District will host “Food, Glorious Food,” a special culinary event, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial.

This tasty weekend treat will feature samples from a variety of local eateries. Sample favorites or try something new. For more information, call the library at 303-542-7279.

SSPR Rec and Rock expands

South Suburban’s Rec and Rock, a program to keep kids active and entertained, now includes children as young as 7 years old through age 14, and will operate from 7 to 10:30 p.m. on select weekend dates at three district recreation centers.

Managed by South Suburban staff, this program offers a supervised and safe environment. The $10 fee includes access to the pool, gymnasium, gymnastics room (Goodson Recreation Center only), dance room with DJ and lights, and other organized activities throughout the evening. Concessions are available.

The recreation centers are closed to the general public during Rec and Rock, and a parent or guardian must sign in and sign out children who participate in the program. Register online at www.sspr.org, or at the door. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required. For more information, call 303-798-2476.

Business watch class set

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit will present a crime-prevention workshop to encourage businesses to reduce the opportunity for crimes to occur on their premises. As part of the South Metro Denver Chamber’s Business Watch program, this program will also help employers understand the need for emergency planning and preparedness, and discuss how to respond to acts of aggression.

Topics include: personal preparedness, reporting suspicious activity, emergency operations planning, crime prevention through environmental design, emergency response planning and active shooter situations. The workshop is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342, Centennial. For more information, call 303-795-0142.