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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club

The Stevens Elementary Rubik’s Cube Club is run by their principal TJ McManus and funded through Federal 21st Century Learning Grant. See “School Crossing." PHOTO: TJ McManus

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: TIF Money Helps Improve Longtime Local Business

A nearly half-century-old Wheat Ridge business hopes to welcome customers in a new building this spring, thanks partly to city urban renewal district funds and a lot of money, time, effort, number crunching and headaches for the owners.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Integrating Art and Fun

Several Painted Metal Sculptures Stand at Mountair Park, including these neighborhood helpers. Sculptures of happy cows and a farmer and two young men pumping gas also add life and fun to the park. See “Integrating Art and Fun...” on page 6. PHOTO: TIM BERLAND

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: Berkeley Inn Turns 85 – More or Less

Believed to be one of the oldest bars in Denver, the Berkeley Inn, 3834 Tennyson St., opened in or around 1934 in the Berkeley neighborhood, a 4.2-square-mile unincorporated community in Adams County.

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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.