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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Trunk or Treat Turns Seven, Oct. 28, on The Green

TRUNK OR TREAT WILL MARK ITS SEVENTH YEAR of fun, safe trick-or-treating for kids, with participation from firefighters, the police, businesses and community members, on Saturday, Oct. 28, 4 to 6 p.m., on The Green, 7101 W. 38th Ave. PHOTO COURTESY LOCALWORKS

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Edgewater Civic Center Groundbreaking

EDGEWATER’S NEW CIVIC CENTER took a step closer to reality as groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Sept. 23 Pictured are (L-R): Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Edgewater Mayor Kris Teegardin and Jeffco Library Executive Director Pam Nissler. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Backyard Bats Benefit Just About Everybody

Bats are blind flying mice that attack you, get tangled in your hair, suck your blood, and give you rabies. So, they must be crazy. Right? Not so fast!

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Crews Deploy to Fires Across the Country

WEST METRO’S BRUSH 39 ENGINE CREW worked on the West Mims Fire in Georgia’s swampland recently. Left to right: Captain Todd Heinl, and Firefighters Tony Lodice, Rhett Blackmer and David Cullum. PHOTO BY WEST METRO FIRE RESCUE

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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/