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FRONT PAGE NEWS: 40 West’s Artline Opened With A Block Party

First Friday, June 1, on Lakewood Place between Reed and Pierce streets. The bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route connecting activities and artwork at local parks. PHOTO BY KATHYRN ZEIGLER

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: "Greetings" Community Art Installation

Kia Ruiz Poses With A Chicken in front of the Wheaties Academy’s public art project, unveiled at the Anderson Pool building on June 12. Chickens and goats were themes suggested by the community to be included in the mural. PHOTO COURTESY WHEATIES ACADEMY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Michael Klinker’s Passion For Trees Takes Root In Edgewater

Michael Klinker makes it his business to look up — at trees, that is. The Edgewater resident’s goal is to grow the city’s leafy canopy by helping people to plant more trees.

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NEIGHBROHOOD NEWS: Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It’s Bike to Work We Go

Businesses, cities and citizen groups in Sloan’s Lake, Lakewood, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge will host breakfast stations, after-work parties, free snacks and beverages and help from bike techs and Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 27.

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Edgewater Library, located at 5843 W. 25th Ave., is offering a continuing cavalcade of free classes and activities for children, teens and adults.

Everything’s more fun with a buddy, including reading! In Reading Buddies, younger kids are paired with older kids to practice reading out loud, talking about the stories and finding interesting things to read. They also play games and make crafts. Buddies provided. Held Saturday, July 29 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Citizen’s Park, 2401 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater. Suitable for kids of all ages, including English learners.

Edgewater Library celebrates National Coloring Book Day, Wednesday, Aug. 2, with an assortment of activities for kids of all ages, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suitable for all ages.

Book Group meets Aug. 12 (second Saturday) to discuss Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Project.” Suitable for adults.

Watch the historic solar eclipse the safe way, Monday, Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thanks to the generosity of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Research Corporation and Google, the library has eclipse glasses to give away! Available while supplies last. Suitable for all ages.

All events are free.

For more information, call 303-235-5275 or visit jeffcolibrary.org.