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  • U-Hills Turkey Trot | November 25 at 8:30 AM. Details below in Upcoming Events
  • The Optimist Club of Monaco South Tree Lot opens on November 26. They need volunteers! Details below in Upcoming Events
  • The DPD Sex Offender Registration Unit is hosting a meeting for community members to learn more about sexually violent predators living in neighborhoods. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 30 from 5:30-7 PM at the DPD District 3 Station (1625 S University Blvd).
  • December 1 COVID-19 Booster Clinic hosted by Calvary Baptist Church. Appointment required. Sign up here
  • Senior Holiday Lunch at the Wellshire | December 9 at 11:30 AM. Details below in Upcoming Events
  • Help others this Holiday Season (Details below in News & Announcements):
    • Donate to the Daddy Bruce Legacy Foundation to help families in need this Thanksgiving.
    • Donate to the Thomas Jefferson High School Food Bank for Thanksgiving meals.
    • Donate to Jewish Family Service for Thanksgiving and the Holidays.
    • Donate to Clothes to Kids
  • I am trying to get a skate park and BMX track in southeast Denver. Interested in advocating? Email kathy.gile@denvergov.org
  • Stay up to date and learn more here about the YMCA redevelopment.
  • 2022 trash, recycling and composting schedules will be changing citywide starting January 3, 2022. Learn more here.

Upcoming Events

NOV 25 | 5th ANNUAL U-HILLS TURKEY TROT | 8:30 AM | MEET AT EISENHOWER PARKING LOT (4300 E DARTMOUTH AVE)

  • 8:30 AM: 5K Start
  • 8:35 AM:10K Start
  • 8:40 AM: Walkers Start

The cost is $10 and all money raised goes to Bradley Elementary to help families in need with Christmas gifts. Please bring cash or Venmo for payment. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcomed on the walking course.


NOV 26 | OPTIMIST CLUB OF MONACO SOUTH CHRISTMAS TREE LOT (2295 S MONACO ST)
The Christmas Tree lot is open from 10 AM - 8 PM Monday - Friday and 9 AM - 9 PM on Saturday & Sunday starting November 26 until sold out. This fundraiser provides funding for more than 35 youth community projects and one dollar from each tree sale is donated to the Childhood Wellness Campaign via the Optimist International Foundation. Learn more at monacosouth.org

Volunteers are needed! Please call Pat Dutton at 720-529-6699 to volunteer. Shifts are Nov 26, 27 and 28 from 10 AM - 12:30 PM or 12:30 - 3  PM.  


NOV 30 DEADLINE | 45% OFF DENVER PARKS & RECREATION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS 
Denver Parks and Recreation is offering a 45% discount for individual annual memberships for November! This discount applies to all individual membership levels and is only available when purchased between November 1 - 30. To learn more or purchase a membership, visit the rec center closest to you or go online.


DEC 1 | COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER CLINIC | 10 AM - 4 PM | CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (6500 E GIRARD AVE) | SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more. For those who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are recommended for those who were vaccinated two or more months ago. You must be 18 years or older and schedule an appointment.


DEC 9 | SENIOR HOLIDAY LUNCH | 11:30 AM - 1 PM | WELLSHIRE EVENT CENTER (3333 S COLORADO BLVD)
Join Councilwoman Black and her staff for afternoon lunch and entertainment to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Reservation required! Email kathy.gile@denvergov.org or call 720-337-4444.

News & Announcements

DONATE TO THE DADDY BRUCE LEGACY FOUNDATION TO HELP FAMILIES IN NEED THIS THANKSGIVING
Daddy Bruce, a Five-Points restaurateur, began feeding the hungry in the 1960s with a Thanksgiving dinner for 200 persons at City Park, where he carried his portable grill and dished out holiday dinner. His generosity became a tradition and his Thanksgiving meal giveaway continues today, though Daddy Bruce passed away in 1994. Donate to help feed families here. Learn more about Daddy Bruce here.


DONATE TO THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOOD BANK FOR THANKSGIVING MEALS
The Thomas Jefferson High School Food Bank is partnering with the SkillsUSA student group at the school to provide Thanksgiving Meals to families facing food insecurity. If you are interested in making a financial contribution toward the purchase of turkeys, you can do so donating HERE. Thank you for your support!

Email Megan Perkins (megandperkins@gmail.com) or Becca Mahoney (beccaandjoemahoney@gmail.com) with questions.


DONATE TO JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING AND THE HOLIDAYS

  • Thanksgiving: More community members are using the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry than ever before. JFS will be providing 400 Thanksgiving meals this year to families in need. You can help by making a monetary donation or by donating food.
     
  • Bright Holidays: This JFS program is for clients with children newborn to 12 years old. Donors can shop for gifts online through a Target or Amazon wish list or purchase in a store. The wish list items are suggestions only, please feel free to gifts in similar categories and appropriate age ranges. Gifts should be new and unwrapped and are due by Friday, December 10. Deliver to JFS at 3201 S. Tamarac Dr., Denver, CO 80231.

DONATE TO CLOTHES TO KIDS 
Clothes to Kids is a non-profit located in southeast Denver. Their mission is to provide new and quality used clothing to students from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area, free of charge. Your clothing and shoe donations help kids in need! From kids socks to winter coats, they are in need of all items. Click here to see the full list. Donations accepted on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9 AM - 3 PM. (2890 S Colorado Blvd, Suite M-3). 

Policy

Denver City Council is the legislative body of our city government. Council’s duties and powers include policymaking and legislation, approving changes to the Denver Zoning Code, approving the budget and large contracts, representing our constituents, and advocating for our council districts. Individual council members can pursue policies as can the entire council. 

Councilwoman Black’s legislative priorities include sustainability and waste reduction, addressing homelessness and increasing housing options, improving safety and mobility options for all residents, increasing our green spaces and improving parks and trails, and working toward a more inclusive and equitable city.

City Council’s 2022 Budget priorities include:

  1. Improve community engagement and customer service to support residents navigating city services, resources and accessibility including language access.
  2. Increase affordable housing options and support for those experiencing homelessness throughout our city. Mitigate and reduce involuntary displacement of community members and businesses.
  3. Reframe safety in a public health, evidence-based and anti-racist approach with community investment to ensure safe and healthy neighborhoods.
  4. Encourage innovation and prioritize the recovery and sustainability of local businesses, our workforce and community organizations.
  5. Protect our natural environment through policy and invest in communities to combat climate change.
  6. Increase complete multimodal transportation connections throughout the city.

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