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Lakewood hosts veteran’s fair

The City of Lakewood is hosting the West Metro Veterans Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

More than 17 organizations that serve military veterans and their families will be at the free even. The fair will give active, retired and anyone who served in the military and their families an opportunity to learn about benefits, housing options, health care, employment and counseling. There also will be opportunities for one-on-one discussions with exhibitors at the fair.

A light lunch will be served at 11 a.m., and Chief Master Sgt. James R. Hoefs, command chief of the 104th Wing of the Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base, and Staff Sgt. Dean Sanchez of the U.S. Marine Corps will speak to attendees at 11:30 a.m. in the Cultural Center theater.

For more information about the West Metro Veterans Fair, visit www.Lakewood.org/VeteransFair.

DAR hosts Constitution Week

Constitution Day is Sept. 17, and the Blue Spruce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is commemorating the signing of the Constitution with a display at the Belmar Library, 555 S. Allison Parkway.

During the week of Sept. 17-23, people can visit the display, The emphasis of the display is the promotion of this year’s theme, “Putting the Constitution Back in the Colorado Classroom.” Every individual is encouraged to read the constitution.

Nominations for 2013 Celebrate Women of Jeffco open

The West Chamber is now accepting nominations for its Celebrate Women of Jefferson County event to be held Friday, Nov. 15, at the Marriott Denver West, 1717 Denver West Blvd.

This is the 12th year for the event, and in honor of that, 12 outstanding women will be recognized for their contributions to the community, with each honoree receiving special recognition and a check to donate to their favorite charity.

Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 30. Applications can be downloaded from the West Chamber’s website www.westchamber.org/celebrate-women.

Nominees are selected based upon: level of involvement in the Jefferson County community; the impact of service on individuals and the community; inspiration to others; and professional accomplishments.

Honorees will be announced by Oct. 11.

Lakewood Historical Society hosts second essay contest

In honor of Dennis Vanderhoof, who remembered the Lakewood Historical Society in his will, the society is hosting a second essay contest, called the Dennis Vanderhoof Lakewood History Essay Contest.

With this stipend, the society is able to offer much more generous prizes for quality essays which help to research and preserve the many facets of Lakewood’s past.

This year, first and second prizes in the adult category (age 20 and older) are $700 and $600 respectively. Youth (younger than 20) can win prizes of $400 and $300.

The deadline for submitting is Nov. 1, 2013.

For more information and entry blanks, call 303-233-3050 or visit www.historiclakewood.com.

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