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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Local Holiday Activities and Celebrations

Start off your holiday season with carolers, hot cocoa, crafts, Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides and more at the City of Wheat Ridge Holiday Celebration, one dozens of local holiday clebrations. PHOTO: BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: WCCA Beautification Project #2

West Colfax Community Association Transformed the landscaping in front of Rockley Music for its second Business Beautification Project of the year. More than 20 volunteers with help from Calahan Construction accomplished the task in three hours one Saturday in October. PHOTO COURTESY OF WCCA

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2017 NEIGHBORHOOD DINING: Beer, Coffee Brew Up Seasonal Flavors

Pumpkin spice, gingerbread, maple and chocolate are famous flavors in autumn’s kitchen and bakery, but most locals know those delights are equally at home in the taphouse and coffee bar as part of everyone’s favorite seasonal brews.

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WEST COLFAX SKETCHES: Going, Going, Googie: Richard Crowther’s West Colfax Legacy

A half-century ago it was the Space Age. Optimism was in the air. An optimism that inspired a generation of architects to form inert materials into approximations of flight and transparency.

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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.