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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Wheat Ridge High School Gifted And Talented

Wheat Ridge High School Gifted And Talented program students Isaac Hoskins and Piper Binkley recently qualified for the prestigious Daniels Fund Scholarship. PHOTO: LISA LEE

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: The Jellyfish Are Back by Popular Demand!

Mark your calendars for First Friday Art Walk in the 40 West Arts District, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., when the Bad Asstronauts – the Jellyfish – will be shakin’ and movin’ throughout the district, with live music and creative spaces. Bring the family! PHOTO COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Dentist Also A Passionate Concert Pianist

Pianist And Dentist Cody Garrison balances a professional dentistry practice with the performance schedule of a busy concert pianist. PHOTO BY LYNN FISCHER.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: TIF Money Aiding Sloan’s Lake Developments

A mixed-use residential and commercial redevelopment project on the shores of Sloan’s Lake would not have happened without financial help from local government tax increment financing, according to a project official.

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Colorado Senior Connections hosts a continuing series of fun events for seniors.

Join Colorado Senior Connections for Classical Connections Music Class, an amazing musical tour through the classical music world, taught by Betsy Schwarm, a college professor and noted music historian. Tuesdays, Oct. 3 and 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave. Pay $5 upon arrival.

Beginners are welcome in “An Afternoon of Bunko,” a fun dice game with lots of action that is easy to learn; $6 per class. Held Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave. Call 720-763-3042 for more information.

Stitch and Chatter, a free, drop-in handcrafts group meets every Wednesday, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at 2250 Eaton St. Anything you want to work on in your lap is welcome, from knitting, crochet, to embroidery. All ages and levels are welcome.

The Historical Society Quilting Circle next meets inside the Wheat Ridge Historical Park Museum, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the history of Wheat Ridge and bring a project to work on – it doesn't have to be quilting! There is a show-and-tell time to see what everyone is working on. All levels are welcome, and others can help you get started if you want to learn. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Men’s Group meets twice a month to discuss sports, politics and current events. No subject is off limits, but members are expected to behave appropriately. Each member will take a turn leading a group discussion. Men from Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and around are welcome. Next meetings are Thursday, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/COSeniorConnection/