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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Farmers 5000 Fosters Community

BRANDY MARTIN AND THE FEED YOUR SOUL FITNESS TEAM sported the largest group at the 2018 Farmers 5000 road race, held Sept. 16 at Wheat Ridge High School. The distinction earned them the coveted “Fittest on the Farm” award. The event is a major source of funds for the school’s clubs, activities, sports and groups. PHOTO COURTESY OF FEED YOUR SOUL FITNESS

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: 2018 West Colfax MuralFest

FLORIDA-BORN STREET ARTIST STEVEN TELLER APPLIES THE FINISHING STROKES to a large installation created for the 4th Annual West Colfax MuralFest. The event featured live painting, local entertainment, food trucks, craft beer and creative activities in the 40 West Arts District at Lamar Station Plaza, 6501 W. Colfax Ave. PHOTO BY KATHRYN ZEIGLER

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Jazz Vocalist Overcame Challenges To Succeed As Full-Time Musician

A JAZZ VOCALIST ON DENVER’S MUSIC SCENE for 40 years, Sloan Lake resident Tina Phillips says singing has always brought her joy. PHOTO BY KEN LUTES

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Chief Jim Lorentz Training First Responders To Deal With Dementia

IN ADDITION TO HIS WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, Wheat Ridge Police Division Chief Jim Lorentz trains first responders around Colorado on identifying people with dementia. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE

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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/