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Volunteers get fair admission
County residents who share their time and talents at this year’s Arapahoe County Fair — July 24-28 — will enjoy free general admission to the fair. Volunteers are needed to fill a wide variety of positions, such as greeters, children’s activity and game leaders, contest judges, stage assistants, exhibit hall hosts, mascots and more.
Shifts generally last for four hours, with breaks provided. Start times may vary. Each volunteer receives a free T-shirt, refreshments and admission to the fair on the day(s) they work. Free tickets are for general admission only and exclude carnival rides. Visit www.arapahoecountyfair.com to see a list of volunteer opportunities and an application. For more information, contact Volunteer Connections at 303-738-7938.
WWII hangar dance set
Step back in time at Centennial Airport for a World War II-era hangar dance hosted by Signature Flight Support on June 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests will dance the night away to the swinging sounds of the 1940s performed by Pink Champagne, an Andrews Sisters tribute band. Climb aboard a real B-17 aircraft for an exclusive ground tour and visit with World War II re-enactors. Period dress or flight attire is encouraged.
Tickets are $45 per person and include all food and two drink tickets.
Contact Wings Over the Rockies at 303-360-5360 ext. 105 for more information or to purchase tickets. Signature Flight Support is located at 8123 S. Interport Blvd. on the south side of the airport, just off of S. Peoria Street.
Learn to swim
Swimming pools and spraygrounds are a great way to beat the heat, and South Suburban Parks and Recreation wants to encourage those who don’t know how to swim, children in particular, to register for lessons at any of the SSPR pool facilities.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children under 5 and those between the ages of 15-24 have the highest drowning rates. “These accidents don’t occur only when children don’t know how to swim, but also when adults around them don’t know how,” said JoAnn Gould, district manager of recreation services and facilities. District swim lessons are starting soon and are offered year-round for all ages. To take the plunge, visit www.sspr.org or call 303-347-5999.