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City offers deck workshop

Centennial residents and businesses are invited to a free, three-hour deck-building workshop, beginning at 9 a.m. May 18. Get the basics on deck construction, building materials and ask questions of experts from the City of Centennial's Building Division.

The workshop will be held at Centennial Civic Center, 13133 E. Arapahoe Road. Reservations are required. Please call 303-754-3321.

ACSO looking for Explorers

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Explorer Program is looking for high school students between the ages of 14 and 20 with an interest in law enforcement. Explorers meet twice a month to learn about traffic, arrest control, criminal code, patrol procedures, building searches, crime scene investigation, report writing and firearms safety.

Explorers also help with community events, crime scene searches, and special details as needed by the agency. Explorers must be able to volunteer 10 hours per month, pass a background check and have a 2.0 grade-point average. For more information, contact Lt. Kevin Heaton at 720-874-3898.

Epic cleanup aids two charities

The Epic Spring Cleaning Event offers the chance to gather up and get rid of no-longer-wanted items.

Items can be dropped off from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26 at AutoLab, 4000 S. Broadway in Englewood, or at Home Depot, 3000 W. Belleview Ave. in Littleton.

The event will accept items that include but aren’t limited to gently used clothing, household items and furniture, small electronics, food and toiletries. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted, but paint, motor oil or chemicals will be not be accepted.

Donors get a tax receipt and coupons from Home Depot and AutoLab. This is the fourth year the event has been held that will benefit Inter-Faith Community Services and Arc Thrift Stores.

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