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April 2011

By Pat Perlinger

Good things happening with our neighbors in Lone Tree. You may have wondered about that new building going up south of Lincoln and west of the Rec. Center. The very significant Lone Tree Arts Cen- ter (LTAC) is in the making. The Center will be opening this fall according to a brochure I was handed today. The LTAC will have a 500 seat theatre with or- chestra and balcony seating. A Grand Entry Hall designed to accommodate special events & gallery space to display visual art.

A group of enthusiastic arts supporters has formed the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild to en- gage supporters from the South Denver metro ar- ea. The Guild will provide volunteers and finan- cial support to the Center.

For years Lone Tree has welcomed us to the Independence Day Celebration and Concerts in the Park. Once again they are extending that welcome to the new center and to the Guild.

It is exciting to have such a high caliber venue in the area. Check it out by contacting the Lone Tree Arts Center at 303-708-1818 or on the web...www.cityoflonetree.com/artscenter. There you can sign up for e-mails to learn about per-

An Intimate Terrace Theatre for outdoor perfor- mances and events. A 150-225 seat flexible theatre/ meeting space/banquet hall.

formances and programs at the Center. For further information on the Lone Tree Arts Center Guild call 720-880-2499.

The LTAC will feature: Professional theater, music, dance and multi- disciplinary performances; Family and educational programs; Rental of facilities to local groups; Business and civic meetings, presentations and social gatherings;

Here is another opportunity to show our appre- ciation by volunteering and supporting the cultural and entertainment efforts in Lone Tree.

I'll keep it short about your yard.....water those trees and shrubs.

Special events.

By Kathy Koch

As most of you know, the senior property tax exemption known as the Homestead Exemption has been suspended due to the poor economy. You may not know that there is another way to defray your tax burden; it’s called the Tax Work-Off Program. You can vol- unteer your services to Douglas County, Douglas County School District and South Suburban Rec- reation District. They will apply your wages against your property

tax obligation. Below is a synop- sis of the programs.

Douglas County Govern- ment: You must be the homeown- er, reside at the address for which taxes are paid and be 60 years old. The maximum tax work-off potential is $736.00. The program is administered by the Human Re- source department and listed under that department on their website or call 303-660-7427.

Douglas County School Dis- trict: You must be the property

owner and 60 years old or old- er. The program rules may change so I have not listed them. It is lim- ited to only 100 seniors per year and there is currently a waiting list. Call 303-387-0032 for more information. South Suburban Recreation Dis- trict: You must be 65 years old or older and occupy the property for which taxes are being paid. For more information call 303-730- 4609.

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