Denver Parks and Recreation Announces its Summer Movies
Bring the whole family out to see some of the brightest stars, both on the screen and in the sky, at one of the Blockbuster Movies in the Parks. For the 5th year, Denver Parks and Recreation will host, along with our sponsors, 11 movies in park locations across the City.
Movies in the Parks are always family-friendly and fun-filled entertainment. These G, PG and PG -13 rated films start at sunset with plenty of pre-movie opportunities to play, meet the neighbors and enjoy free popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy. Other concessions also will be available for purchase.
With inflatable screens over 24-feet wide and a high-quality sound system, these unique movie-going experiences are enjoyable for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets or low-seating lawn chairs to enhance their viewing experience.
The June 26 showing of The Twilight Saga: New Moon at Sloan’s Lake Park will feature a state-of-the-art 40-foot-screen, thanks to a generous sponsorship from Summit Entertainment.
Sponsors of the 2010 Movies in the Park are Denver Community Credit Union and Downtown Denver Business Improvement District and Summit Entertainment.
|Saturday, June 12
||Cats and Dogs
|Saturday, June 26
||The Twilight Saga: New Moon
|Saturday, July 3
||Field of Dreams
|Friday, July 9
||Where the Wild Things Are
|Friday, July 16
|Saturday, July 17
||Kung Fu Panda
|Friday, July 23
||Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
|Friday, July 30
||Monsters vs. Aliens
||Village Place Park
|Saturday, July 31
|Saturday, August 14
|Saturday, August 21
||Wizard of Oz
For a complete list of park addresses or more information, visit www.denvergov.org/parksandrec.
Reset Your Own Network Password
The Self Service Password Reset (SSPR) initiative allows employees to bypass the Help Desk to reset expired or forgotten network passwords.
In order to use the new feature, you must pre-enroll by selecting and providing answers to questions of a semi-personal nature. These questions will be used to validate your identity if you attempt to reset your password.
1. Go to the DOT website (use link or type “DOT” in the browser address bar)
2. Login using the blue login box on the top left of the page
3. Click on Enrollment/Re-Enrollment (In the middle box titled “Network Account Password Reset”)
Please contact the Help Desk at 720-913-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions or issues.
This feature is currently NOT available to the following Agencies - DIA, Denver Public Library, County Courts and District Attorney.
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Cancer Buddies 9th Annual Teddy Bear Drive
Giving together makes amazing things happen! When thousands of City employees give Teddy Bears and stuffed animals to Employee Assistance’s Cancer Buddies Annual Teddy Bear Drive, both children and adults find comfort.The Teddy Bear Drive is June 1 through July 31.
Each year the Annual Teddy Bear Drive accepts thousands of NEW teddy bears and donates them to Denver Health Medical’s Pediatrics Department. Receiving teddy bears makes the children very happy.This is a wonderful tradition where employees donate teddy bears and stuffed animals in memory of a loved one, a close friend or a co-worker, who they have lost to cancer. Many people find that giving to this worthy cause is helps them deal with their grief.
Employee Assistance is hoping to make this the largest drive yet! Won’t you please donate? If you are interested in becoming an agency coordinator, please contact Eileen Stamm, 720-913-3201. You will receive a small gift as token of our appreciation.
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DenverWellness and Wellness Center
Fabulous Food Festival - A Bounty of Health!
The Fabulous Food Festival is a DenverWellness challenge that encourages participants to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains. Studies show that diets rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains are associated with a reduced risk of numerous chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. By making healthier food choices, one can positively impact their energy levels, mood, job performance and overall health.
The Fabulous Food Festival is a seven week challenge that will run from June 21—August 8. Participants are required to consume at least one cup of any fruits and one cup of any vegetables at least three times a week. Participants will also be required to consume at least two ounces a week of any whole grains. Participants will log their consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains on a designated log sheet.
To successfully complete the challenge, participants must meet the minimum requirements, but are encouraged to consume more fruits, vegetables and whole grains each week. At the end of the challenge, participants will return their completed log sheets to their Wellness Champion.
||1 cup a day- 3 times a week
||1 cup a day- 3 times a week
||2 ounces a week
The Fabulous Food Festival is a premium discount approved program. In order to qualify for premium discounts, participants must meet the minimum requirements for at least six out of seven weeks of the challenge. In order to qualify for prize drawings, participants must meet the minimum requirements for all seven weeks of the challenge.
To register or for more information about the Fabulous Food Festival, please contact your Wellness Champion or visit www.denvergov.org/denverwellness.
Premium Discount Program Approved
Employees are now eligible for a discount on their medical insurance in 2011 by completing the requirements of the City’s DenverWellness Premium Discount Program. To qualify for the premium discount, employees are required to complete an online health assessment through their City-sponsored health care provider and one approved wellness program option. For more information, visit www.denvergov.org/denverwellness.
- Online Health Assessment
As part of DenverWellness’ Premium Discount Program, employees have the opportunity to complete a free online health assessment through our City-sponsored health care providers. It's free to you, and only takes about 20 minutes to complete. The questions are designed to provide you with a detailed, personalized health report showing the relationship between behavior and healthy habits, today and your healthy future. All information is confidential between you and your provider. The online health assessment is one of the required actions of DenverWellness’ Premium Discount Program and must be completed by August 31, 2010 to be eligible. To learn more visit www.denvergov.org/denverwellness or contact your Wellness Champion.
- Fabulous Food Festival
The Fabulous Food Festival is June 21 to August 8. See article above for more information. To register contact your Wellness Champion or visit www.denvergov.org/denverwellness by June 18.
- Join Weight Watchers!
Shed a few pounds and get ready to enjoy summer! Join Weight Watchers! Learn new strategies for handling your hunger and eating smarter. A new session began on May 25. It’s never too late to join! The cost of the remaining sessions is pro-rated. Weigh-ins start at 11:30 a.m., meeting starts at noon in room 4.F.2. of the Webb Municipal Building. To register or for more information, call Tanya Turcios at 720-913-5687.
- Self-Paced Physical Activity Challenge
The Self-Paced Physical Activity Challenge is a part of the DenverWellness Premium Discount Program. It is an 8-week challenge that encourages employees to pursue a healthier lifestyle by being more physically active. Employees log their weekly physical activity and aim to complete at least 3 - 30 minute sessions of moderately intense aerobic activity each week. To be eligible for premium discounts, employees must complete the challenge and turn in their log sheet by August 31, 2010. For a complete list of acceptable aerobic activities and a challenge log sheet, visit www.denvergov.org/denverwellness or contact your Wellness Champion.
|Denver Wellness: Chair Massage Program|
Relax and unwind with a 15-minute Chair Massage, appointments are available Thursdays from 11:40-4:20pm. Cost is $12 and appointments are pre-paid by cash, check or credit card. Tickets can be purchased from the Cashier on the 2nd floor of WMB between 7:30am-4:30pm. Multiple tickets can be purchased at one time. With a ticket, a massage can be scheduled by calling 720-913-5696. If you have any questions, please call 720-913-5687.
Webb Municipal Building | 201 W. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80202
Hours: Monday – Friday | 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday | 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WMB Wellness Center Membership
Membership to the center includes a daily schedule of exercise classes such as Yoga, Mat Pilates, Spinning, Step, Sculpting, Core Conditioning, Circuit Training and other classes. Equipment includes the latest models of treadmills, spinning bikes, elliptical trainers, bicycles, stair steppers rowing machines, and Cybex weight machines. Members are able to participate in personal training sessions, private Yoga and Mat Pilates sessions, computerized fitness assessments and receive individualized exercise programs for an additional fee. Cost is $25/month.
Wellness Center Day Usage Program
All City employees are able to use the Webb Building Wellness Center on a drop-in basis without the requirement of a membership. If you have a class or meeting downtown, drop in to the center on your break to keep your workouts on track. You can take advantage of the Wellness Center’s variety of cardiovascular and weight equipment, exciting fitness classes and healthy energy for only $5 a day.
Orientation/Tour of Wellness Center
Tours of the Center are available Monday through Friday. Learn more about the Center including equipment, classes and amenities. Interested employees can obtain information about membership or sign up at the end of the tour. Call Tanya Turcios at 720-913-5687 to schedule your appointment.
Scheduled Orientation Dates:
- Wednesday, June 9 at Noon
- Thursday, June 17at Noon
- Wednesday, June 23 at Noon
- Wednesday, June 30 at Noon
For more information or to participate in any Wellness Center events contact Tanya Turcios at 720-913-5687 or email@example.com.
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8th Annual First Tee of Denver Triple Play Golf Tournament to be Held June 7
The First Tee of Denver is hosting its 8th Annual Triple Play Golf Tournament, at the Willis Case Golf Course on Monday, June 7, 2010. This unique tournament format incorporates three different types of play: Holes 1-6 are a “scramble”, holes 7-12 are “best ball” and holes 13-18 are “Scotch play” (alternate shot).
Started in 2002, The First Tee of Denver provides Denver Public School children free in-school programming to help them with reading, writing and math skills while introducing them to the game of golf. Since that time, The First Tee of Denver has expanded its programming to fifteen Denver Public Schools and works with more than 1,800 boys and girls each year. In addition, The First Tee of Denver has helped to secure eleven college scholarships for participants through their participation in First Tee programs.
The Tournament is the First Tee of Denver’s main annual fundraising event to raise money to pay for in-school programming for Denver Public School children. Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are still available. To register for the tournament, visit www.TheFirstTeeOfDenver.com.
Willis Case Golf Course is located at 4999 Vrain Street.
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Join the DEVO Paint-a-Thon Team
Volunteer Painters Wanted (No Experience Necessary)Saturday, June 12, 2010
Individuals or a team of 8-12 can register
Help us meet our goal of painting 12 homes of Denver’s deserving seniors in ONE DAY!!!
If you’re interested in joining one of the DEVO teams or forming your own, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-913-0667...space is filling fast!
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City Spirit Partnership Program: Sprint Discount
All City employees are now eligible to receive up to 18%* off select Sprint and Nextel plans and accessories.
Whether you are looking to switch providers or are an existing Sprint/Nextel customer you can take advantage of the discounts today!
As part of the Sprint sponsorship 100% of the funds will be used to support the 2010 City Spirit Picnic.
Visit the Sprint website for City and County of Denver employees to take advantage of the following discounts:
- 18% off select Sprint Plans*
- 10% off all Nextel accessories*
Three easy ways to shop:
- Shop online and take advantage of waived shipping and activation fees, plus a $25 service credit**
- Visit your neighborhood Sprint retail store. Have your work email, a copy of your City ID or pay stub and reference the following code: GLLCO_DNV_ZZZ.
- Call 888-733-2133 to get your discount now! Just mention that you are a City and County of Denver employee and give the representative the code to apply to your newly activated account or existing account.
Be sure to go to DOT for more employee discounts and programs! (visit www.denvergov.org/humanresources - Employee Discounts and Programs)
* Requires 2 year activation.
** Available on new and add a line(s) activations. Credit may take up to 3 billing cycles for credit to be applied on Sprint monthly bill. Service credit valid April 18 – July 10, 2010.
Additional Terms: Coverage not available everywhere. Nationwide Sprint & Nextel National Networks reach over 275 & 274 million people, respectively. Offers not available in all markets/retail locations or for all phones/networks. Pricing, offer terms, fees & features may vary for existing customers not eligible for upgrade. Other restrictions apply. See store or www.Sprint.com for details. ©2010 Sprint.
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