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Lone Tree enacts fire restrictions

The City of Lone Tree has enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions, which are in effect until further notice.

Prohibited activities include open burning of any kind without a permit, use and sale of fireworks, open discarding of cigarettes and smoking materials, welding or the operation of torches with open flames in outdoor areas without a permit, operation or use of any internal combustion engine without a properly installed and operating spark-arresting device, and operation of any pest control equipment that uses flammable gas or liquids.

Permitted activities include fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled appliances including fire pits, grills and camp stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, fires in wood-burning stoves, tiki torches, permitted fires and professional fireworks displays.

Dames to wrap up second season

The Douglas County Dames Who Give a Damn end their second year of fundraising with a 5:30 p.m. June 25 gathering at Castle Rock’s Pegasus Restaurant.

The featured nonprofit for the month is the Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jacinda Bouton will speak about the 13-year-old organization.

A $35 donation at the door includes appetizers. A cash bar also will be available.

The Dames meet monthly, inviting a representative of a different Douglas County nonprofit to speak at each social gathering. Monthly donations are pooled throughout the season, then the Dames allocate the money to the nonprofits featured throughout the year.

To RSVP for the June event, call Susan Beams at 303-877-9040.

SSPR launches senior speaker series

South Suburban Parks and Recreation’s Seniors Program at Lone Tree Recreation Center hosts its first Lunch and Speaker Series event at noon June 27.

Mike Madigan, former news editor of the Rocky Mountain News, will discuss his book, “Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters: 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News.” The book chronicles Colorado’s rich history, including characters of historical and cultural significance, with original news reports.

The speaker series, called “Individuals Who Influence,” will feature lifelong Colorado residents with unique stories and perspectives. Upcoming speakers include Denver Broncos public relations vice president Jim Saccomano on Aug. 1, and South Suburban board chairman John Ostermiller on Aug. 29.

Cost of the lunch and program is $20, $15 for those 65 and older, with discounts for South Suburban residents.

Register online at www.sspr.org or call 303-347-5999.