Arvada News in a Hurry

Restaurant donating
proceeds in support of
Red Rocks scholarship

240 Union Restaurant in Lakewood is donating a portion of its proceeds to Arvada’s Red Rocks Community College in support of a scholarship fund.

240 Union, at 240 Union Blvd., is donating 25 percent of its food proceeds from lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 11, to support the Red Rocks Community College Foundation’s Swede Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The fund provides students in financial need with support to reach their educational and career goals.

Reservations at 240 Union for April can be made by calling 303-989-3562.

The scholarship is named after Marvin D. ”Swede” Johnson, a former executive at Coors Brewing Company who was instrumental in the creation of the Red Rocks Foundation and served as its first president.

City, nonprofit partner to offer discounted gardens-in-a-box

The city of Arvada is offering residents discounted, water-wise ”garden-in-a-box” kits from the Center of ReSource Conservation for planting this summer.

The ”garden-in-a-box” kits include a professional plant-by-number design for plants that require little water and thrive in Colorado’s soil and arid climate.

Each kits comes with 15-28 perennials and customers can choose their favorite low-water gardens out of three perennial xeric garden kits available.

The kits range from $99 - $135; Arvada residents can receive a $25 discount when they place an order online simply by listing their location as Arvada. The discount is only available on perennial options, not vegetable gardens.

Kits can be viewed and ordered online at

Kits ordered online will be available at the Sustain Arvada Festival in Olde Town from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 or at one of the other locations listed on the website.

For more information, call 303-999-3820, ext. 222.


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