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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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Free computer and tech classes for adults are offered at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, located at 1498 N. Irving St., Denver, most Monday evenings.

On July 31, “Using a Green Screen” shows how to create a layered image or video using iPads and GreenScreen by DoInk. Learn to use a green screen to create cards and videos for all occasions with personalized backgrounds. Meets 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Floor 2 Collaborative Area.

On Aug. 7, “Top Android Apps for Education” takes a fast-paced look at some of the most downloaded Android apps for education. Bring your own Android device (smartphone or tablet) or follow along with a presentation to explore one app in each of these education categories: grade school, middle school, high school and adult learning. Meets 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Floor 2 Eugene Lucero Meeting Room.

And finally, learn to DJ from starting up your computer to mixing tracks and beats, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Floor 1 Community Room. Laptops and software provided. Ideal for teens and adults.

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