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Hudson Gardens hosts veterans fair

Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, is hosting the KEZW Veterans Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21. Those who have answered their country's call are all entitled to benefits earned for that service. However, veterans often don’t know what they are entitled to or where to go for answers.

The fair brings together several dozen veterans' groups and organizations to answer such questions, ranging from health care to funeral services to employment and more. The fair is free and open to every veteran and their family members.

Officials seek input on needs of poor

On Sept. 24 at 6 p.m., there will be a hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, 7325 S. Potomac in Centennial, to help determine the civil legal needs of low-income residents of the 18th Judicial District, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties.

The panel will include Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. and Chief Judge William B. Sylvester, as well as legislators, elected officials and members of the legal community. This will be a congressional-style hearing with testimony from designated witnesses to help identify gaps in local legal services and evaluate specific needs of individual communities.

The information gathered at this hearing and similar hearings across Colorado will be compiled into a report and presented to the state Legislature, the Colorado Supreme Court and the governor. For more information, visit www.cobar.org.

‘Obamacare’ discussion set for library

Get the answers to all your “Obamacare” questions and learn about Colorado’s new health-insurance exchange at a public meeting from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Sept. 19 at Koelbel Public Library, 5955 S. Holly St. in Centennial. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe County and the Arapahoe Library District, the program will explain the key elements of Obamacare and how it will affect those receiving Medicare, Medicaid and Cover Colorado. The exchange opens Oct. 1.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 303-542-7279 to register. For more information, call 303-770-5505.

Lockheed Martin rides for diabetes

Lockheed Martin fielded a team of 111 employees last month to support the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure and emerged as the top corporate team in funds raised. Now in its sixth year with Tour de Cure, the team raised more than $51,000.

“Lockheed Martin is proud to be a longtime supporter of the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president. “Year after year, our employees team up for this worthy cause, and we’re excited to have fielded our largest Colorado team ever to support the fight against diabetes.”

Chatfield Corn Maze opening

This year’s Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Corn Maze is an eight-acre labyrinth of winding pathways in the design of the Colorado state flag. Admission includes access to a mini-maze for children 12 and younger; hayrides and pony rides are available for an additional cost. An array of food vendors will offer favorite fall foods, including freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hot dogs and kettle corn.

The maze is open each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 13 through Oct. 27. Admission is $10 for members, students, seniors and military; $8 for children ages 3-12; $6 for members’ children; and free for children 2 and younger. This year, the Haunted Corn Maze will be open Friday and Saturday nights in October, from dark until 11 p.m. The gardens are at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road. For more information, visit www.botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-4336.

Daniels Scholarship takes applications

Motivated, college-bound high-school seniors are encouraged to visit www.DanielsFund.org to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program before the deadline, Nov. 15. Each year, approximately 250 new Daniels Scholars are selected from among thousands who apply.

Those chosen get a four-year college education at any nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support. To be eligible, students must be current high-school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming who can demonstrate financial need and meet other requirements.