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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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There are free celebrations, gaming, music therapy sessions and classes this month and next at the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, located at 1498 N. Irving St., Denver.

Explore three highly rated music players you can install on your phone or tablet in B-YODA, Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. B-YODA – Bring Your Own Device Android – explores various apps for phones and devices using the Android Operating System. These gathering are the first Monday of every month in the second floor meeting room.

Sign up for a free, two-day small business workshop, Monday, Oct. 23 at 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m., in the second floor Eugene Lucero Meeting Room. The comprehensive class is designed to assist a new or established small business owner with the tools, resources and knowledge to take their concept to the next level. For adults 18 and over; call or text Cheryl at 720-299-5268, or email cheryllucerobiz@gmail.com, to reserve a spot.

Travel through time and across the world to explore the Denver Art Museum’s rich collections, peek behind the scenes to see how an exhibition comes together and pick up a few tips for channeling your inner art critic and personal creativity in “The Culturals: Art with the Denver Art Museum,” Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Level 2 Collaborative Area. Suitable for adults.

Kids learn to play a new instrument in Family Ukulele Workshop with Swallow Hill Music Association, Thursday, Oct. 26, 1 to 2 p.m., in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room. The condensed course will provide a great foundation to beginning music and playing this fun little instrument. Ideal for children ages 5 and older.

The Denver Network of Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club will discuss Rodrigo Hasbun’s “Affections” and have additional conversations about Jorge Argueta’s “Somos Como Las Nubes” (“We Are Like The Clouds”), Saturday, Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. in the second floor Eugene Lucero Meeting Room.

Come sing, relax and socialize in “Songbirds Sing-a-Long,” a dementia-friendly program open to seniors and their caretakers, Friday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lena Archuleta Community Room. No musical experience necessary.

Teens gather around for great board games, ping pong, Legos, Wii U and XBOX ONE in “Game Day!” every Friday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room. No registration required. Free snacks!

For more information, call 720-865-2370 or visit www.denverlibrary.org.