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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Local Holiday Activities and Celebrations

Start off your holiday season with carolers, hot cocoa, crafts, Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides and more at the City of Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration, one dozens of local holiday clebrations. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: WCCA Beautification Project #2

West Colfax Community Association Transformed the landscaping in front of Rockley Music for its second Business Beautification Project of the year. More than 20 volunteers with help from Calahan Construction accomplished the task in three hours one Saturday in October. PHOTO COURTESY OF WCCA

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2017 NEIGHBORHOOD DINING: Beer, Coffee Brew Up Seasonal Flavors

Pumpkin spice, gingerbread, maple and chocolate are famous flavors in autumn’s kitchen and bakery, but most locals know those delights are equally at home in the taphouse and coffee bar as part of everyone’s favorite seasonal brews.

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WEST COLFAX SKETCHES: Going, Going, Googie: Richard Crowther’s West Colfax Legacy

A half-century ago it was the Space Age. Optimism was in the air. An optimism that inspired a generation of architects to form inert materials into approximations of flight and transparency.

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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.