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Renovations bump patrol operations

Beginning Aug. 1 through mid-November, the Lone Tree Police Department will use the basement of the Civic Center for patrol operations while its permanent municipal building quarters on Kimmer Drive are remodeled.

Main police operations, including record requests and VIN verifications, continue at the municipal building. Fingerprinting services will be suspended and available at the Parker Police Department or the Highlands Ranch Douglas County Sheriff’s substation. 

The Civic Center’s council chambers and part of the basement still will be open to the public on a limited basis for council meetings and some community group meetings.

Three to five parking spaces will be reserved for police vehicles at the Civic Center for the next several months.

School hosts grand reopening event

The University of Phoenix Colorado Campus celebrates its grand reopening in Lone Tree from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1. The newly renovated space at 10004 Park Meadows Drive offers additional hands-on learning for aspiring health-care and education professionals. 

University of Phoenix staff and faculty will give tours and highlight the new features, which include a nursing simulation center, counseling center and technologically advanced classrooms.

For more information, visit: uopxeventscolorado.eventbrite.com

Career symposium planned at campus

The University of Phoenix will host a free four-hour career symposium at its Lone Tree campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 9.

The symposium will provide insight into the local job market scene, and offer workshops to improve marketability and show ways to connect with hiring employers.

The symposium is designed for those starting on a career path or advancing in their field.

Men’s Wearhouse will be on site to offer tips on professional attire.

For information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/event/7100601089.

Chamber hosts golf classic

The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s 19th Annual Best Golf Classic is set for Aug. 29 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North, 1414 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock.

Come early and warm up at the driving range, then register and enjoy a boxed lunch. The scramble tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start and is open to players of all skill levels.

Dinner will be served after the tournament and additional dinner guests are welcome for $40. For reservations, pricing and information on available sponsorships, call the chamber at 303-795-0142.

Parks district budget hearing set

South Suburban Parks and Recreation will hold the first public hearing on its 2014 budget at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. The public is invited to attend the meeting, or submit questions and ideas. Citizens will have an opportunity to address the board regarding requests for new programs or facilities or improvements to existing facilities, parks, trails and open space.

The public also may submit ideas to: Executive Director, South Suburban Parks and Recreation, 6631 S. University Blvd., Centennial, CO 80121. Fax 303-798-3030; or email: BrettC@sspr.org. Please label requests, 2014 South Suburban Budget. For more information call 303-798-5131 or visit www.sspr.org.