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Friday, June 24, 2022
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First Little Jam Concert Saturday, June 25 
Little Jam banner with logo and text: Summer Concert Series, Free Live Music! Food Trucks, Adult Beverages, MM8TR Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival, 6:30 - 9:30 PM Sat., June 25, Sterne Park, Littleton

Come down to Sterne Park on the evening of Saturday, June 25 for a free concert!  

The first of four free concerts this summer features Mr. Majestyk's 8-Track Revival, a 1970s tribute band. Bring family and friends, and a blanket or lawn chairs and dance along with live music.  

  • Food trucks: Turkish Chef, Smokin' BBQ  
  • Local craft beer for sale: Locavore  
  • Wine and bottled water also available for sale  

Click here for more information about Little Jam. 

Littleton Twilight Criterium Returns August 6
Cyclists round a turn at high speed in Downtown Littleton

The Littleton Twilight Criterium bike race returns to Downtown Littleton Saturday, August 6, bringing professional bicyclists from around the country for high-speed races on a tight course through downtown. The race is the eighth stop in the ten-race American Criterium Cup series, a new national criterium series formed in collaboration with USA Cycling.

The Criterium kicks off at 3 p.m. and offers excitement for all ages, including a beer garden, food trucks, and live music. Everyone is welcome to hit the course on their favorite bike, trike, unicycle, or bicycle-built-for-two during the Cruiser Ride at 5:25 p.m. Kids can bring their own bike (and a helmet!) and try the Strider Obstacle Course from 4 to 8 p.m. Live music comes courtesy of dance band Thumpin’, on stage from 6 to 10:30 p.m.  

Click here for more information about the Littleton Twilight Criterium

TrailMark Residents Invited to Open House June 30 

Residents of the TrailMark neighborhood in southwest Littleton are invited to participate in an open house to discuss and provide input for the future of the parks and recreation amenities in the TrailMark neighborhood.

The meeting will be held by South Suburban Parks and Recreation at Hogback Hill Park, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

Prior to the open house, South Suburban encourages community members to take the 2022 Master Plan Update survey, which includes questions specific to the TrailMark neighborhood.

Click here to take the South Suburban Master Plan survey. 

Littleton Family Donates Flags Flown in Afghanistan for Dietz Memorial 
From left: Deputy Public Works Director Jeremy Reichert, Jessyca Livingston, Wyatt Livingston, Stone Livingston, Public Works Lead James Lehrke

A pair of flags that flew with American forces in Afghanistan will soon fly over the Danny Dietz Memorial in Littleton’s Berry Park thanks to a donation from a Littleton family.

Jessyca Livingston and her sons Stone, 8, and Wyatt, 3, visited the Littleton Service Center on June 22 to donate the flags to Public Works staff, with the goal of flying them over the memorial that honors the sacrifice of Navy Seal Danny Dietz and other American forces killed during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan in 2005.

The flags, which flew aboard aircraft on sorties in Afghanistan, were sent back to the United States by Livingston's brother-in-law, who served in Afghanistan in 2017. Livingston said military service has touched her life in many ways as she has helped care for family members and friends whose loved ones were deployed.

Livingston flew the flags from her home, but said she felt they should go someplace more meaningful, and the Dietz memorial seemed like a natural place.

Livingston took her sons to visit the memorial, and later brought them along to present the flags to Public Works staff who maintain the memorial.

"I want my boys to know these are real people who gave up their lives, and they deserve to be respected and honored," Livingston said. "Our freedoms are not to be taken for granted."

James Lehrke, a lead in the Public Works department, accepted the donation and called it a humbling honor.

"It means a lot to us to maintain that memorial," Lehrke said. "It gives us a chance to recognize the significance of the sacrifices our armed forces make, and what that means to this community." He said staff intends to fly the flags on patriotic dates like Independence Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day.

Dietz, a 1999 Heritage High School graduate, is memorialized at Berry Park, 3400 West Berry Avenue, a block west of Federal Boulevard.

Click here for more information about the Danny Dietz Jr. Foundation.

Click here for more information about the Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Foundation. 

Littleton is Hiring
This week's featured jobs:

Grounds Maintenance Worker
The City of Littleton has an opportunity for a Grounds Maintenance Worker to join the busy grounds crew in a permanent, full-time, benefits-eligible position. Grounds Maintenance Workers perform a variety of tasks in the maintenance, repair, and operation of the city's landscaped public grounds, hardscape areas, parking lots, sidewalks, pedestrian paths, and medians. The ideal candidate has a love of the outdoors and experience constructing and/or maintaining turf and landscaped grounds.

Historic Preservation Intern
Considering a career in historic preservation? The City of Littleton is offering a paid internship for an individual interested in learning more about historic preservation while assisting the planning team with a variety of historic preservation projects. This internship provides a great way to get to know the Littleton team and make connections for future opportunities.

Senior Transportation Planner
The City of Littleton is looking for a Senior Transportation Planner to lead and/or participate in a variety of local and regional transportation planning activities, including transportation master plans, comprehensive plans, corridor and streetscape studies, bicycle and pedestrian plans, and long-range capital plans. The Senior Transportation Planner will represent and promote the city’s interests with local, state, and federal agencies on regional transportation planning, and will facilitate community outreach efforts and represent the city on technical and policy advisory groups.

Visit the City of Littleton careers page to view all current job openings. 
Happening at Bemis Public Library
Exterior of library from front

Housing Resource Navigation
Staff from Arapahoe County's Housing Navigation Services will be in Study Room B to provide first-come, first-served walk-in assistance with navigating new housing assistance programs. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 27.

Stitch Circle
Calling all knitters, crochet-ers, embroiderers, and the curious! Join TheStudio’s Stitch Circle. Bring in projects or learn the basics. This is a great opportunity to meet and learn from other makers in the community. All ages. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 30.

Search & Rescue Dogs of Colorado
SARDOC volunteers visit with their canine partners as we learn about their training in scent, trailing, water search, and avalanche rescue. For children entering grades 1 through 5. Reservations required. Call 303-795-3961 to register. 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, June 30.



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