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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
RidgeFest Now Chock-Full of Chalk Art, Sept. 9

CHECK OUT THE CHALK ART AT RIDGEFEST, Saturday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m., in the Ridge at 38 district. This year the free family-friendly event boasts a Chalk Art Festival, including work by chalk artist Olivia McLeod. PHOTO COURTESY OF OLIVIA MCLEOD.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS:
West Colfax MuralFest

MURAL ARTIST BOBBY MAGEE LOPEZ finishes up a work at the third annual West Colfax MuralFest at Lamar Station Plaza, Aug. 12. The free festival featured art, music, food and creative activities. PHOTO BY LELAND SCHMIDT

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BACK TO SCHOOL:
Chapter One: We Head Back To Class

Adding to the “Ask the Super” column, where our superintendent answers questions from the community, a new section has been added by the name “School Visitor Pass,” where guest writers will include principals, school board members, etc.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS:
Take a Tour of the Unexpected – Mid Century and Modern Homes

The tour showcases the hidden gem of modern architecture in Wheat Ridge. From vintage mid-century to those renovated or restored back to modern style, the tour homes showcase the best of Wheat Ridge. PHOTO BY BLU HARTKOPP PHOTOGRAPHY

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Free, fun programs for kids and teens – including “Summer of Adventure” programming – as well as for seniors and immigrants, are available every week at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, located at 1498 N. Irving St., Denver.

Summer of Adventure programming is offered Tuesdays and Fridays, 2 to 3 p.m., in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room:

• “The Traveling Museum of Cursed Antiquities,” July 28, “Explorer of the Strange and Bizarre” Mark Strivings leads teens into dark and frightening places they never knew existed using “cursed artifacts” from around the globe (grades 6 through 12 only).

• “The Elstun’s Magic: Made in America Show,” Aug. 1, a fun family magic performed as an old fashioned vaudeville show complete with ragtime music and classic magic.

• “Hummingbird Henna,” Aug. 4, learn Henna techniques to build your own Henna designs. Receive a simple Henna design from a Henna Artist.

• “Build a Better YOU (Comedy, Magic & Juggling) Show,” Aug. 8, juggler Ann Lincoln hits on three things that the kids can get help with at the library in order to improve themselves and the world.

Other activities:

Come sing a song, perform your poetry, or tell some jokes during Open Mic night, July 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. You’ll have two songs or 10 minutes. All ages welcome.

The Plaza: Art program invites immigrants to discover art as a means to create, relax, and reflect on their unique journey, with fresh materials and projects each week. Open to adults, teens and kids, the arts and crafts program is offered every Monday and Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., as well as Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the Nathaniel J. Contreras Arts & Crafts Area.

All Ages Storytime provides stories, songs, rhymes and fun for children of all ages and their parents or caregivers, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Judy Montero Storytime Circle. Play and social time immediately follow the program.

For more information, call 720-865-2370 or visit www.denverlibrary.org.