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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Bike Racing & Beer At Criterium And Brewfest, June 10

The Ridge at 38 Criterium is a cycling race on a fast, 1.15-mile course. Participating cyclists ride as many laps of the closed-loop circuit as possible within the time limit. This ensures a lot of action and excitement for spectators and athletes. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ArtLine To Open With Dinosaur-Sized First Friday Celebration

Signage and a bright green-painted line on sidewalks guides visitors along the 4-1/2 mile route between three parks, packed with activities and artwork in each. PHOTO: WILL STRATHMANN

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Edgewater Bee Guardian Abuzz about Bees

Edgewater resident Kelly Shinn is seeing fewer honey bees flitting from flower to flower than she would expect during this time of year, and she’s not alone.

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WEST METRO FIRE: West Metro Adds New Rescue To Fleet

It’s nearly 43 feet long, weighs in at more than 36 tons and carries 500 gallons of water. West Metro Fire Rescue’s newest apparatus is a combination fire truck and rescue truck, designed to get firefighters out the door and on scene faster.

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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/