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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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Edgewater Library, located at 5843 W. 25th Ave., is offering a continuing cavalcade of free classes and activities for children, teens and adults.

Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the whole family are invited to “Raise A Reader,” featuring simple and fun activities, snacks and prizes, Saturday, Sept. 30, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Bookstores, retailers, libraries and fans all over the world will celebrate the love of “Star Wars” and reading on Star Wars Reads Day, Thursday, Oct. 5. In its sixth official year, Edgewater Library is celebrating with fun galactic crafts and Star Wars books for the whole family to enjoy, from 6 to 8 p.m. Suitable for all ages.

Plan to celebrate Dia de los Muertos – The Festival of Bones – Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Library staff and patrons will honor the contributions of all of their ancestors by learning the traditional techniques of decorating sugar skulls. The skull represents death while the sugar represents the sweetness of life. Get in the spirit! Presented by the CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center, it’s limited to 25 participants and registration is required, starting 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 11. Suitable for all ages.

Book Group meets Oct. 14 (second Saturday) to discuss “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” by Santa Montefiore. Suitable for adults.

Play and build with LEGO bricks every Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., during LEGO Play and Build. Suitable for all ages.

All events are free.

For more information, call 303-235-5275 or visit jeffcolibrary.org