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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Festivals Fill Out The Summer Season

The 49th annual Carnation Festival features a carnival, parade and fun to spotlight the people and community culture that has helped put Wheat Ridge on the map. PHOTO COURTESY CARNATION FESTIVAL.

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Flock Of Festivals Come To 40 West Art District

Watch artists paint murals like this one – live – at MuralFest at Lamar Plaza on Aug. 11, also featuring children’s activities, free trolley rides, art demonstrations and even graffiti painting. PHOTO DAVE REIN/COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Joe DeMott: Serving The Community, In Every Sense Of The Word

Working for his father at Pietra’s Pizzeria since his teen years, public servant and community volunteer Joe DeMott now owns and manages the establishment, which his father opened in 1964. PHOTO COURTESY DEMOTT FAMILY.

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Community Booster Grant Babb: Promoting Edgewater Community

"Edgewater is a real small town, where neighbors know each other and each other’s kids,” says Grant Babb, owner of Joyride Brewing and an Edgewater resident since 2009. “My kids are safe riding their bikes down the street.” PHOTO BY LAURIE DUNKLEE

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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.

  See how a 3D printer works and learn how to make a 3D object - an action figure, a phone case, whatever you can invent – in “3D Printing and Modeling”, Nov. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room. Learn how to use free 3D modeling software (available at tinkercad.com) to create objects that can be 3D printed or even used in video game creation - and we'll print out what you make in the workshop (this may take a week or two) for you to take home - free. Limited to first 20 attendees. Ideal for ages 8 and older.

  Explore cell phone apps appropriate for the holiday season in B-YODA, Monday, Dec. 4, 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.

  Celebrate the holidays with other teens by making greeting cards, creating graham cracker gingerbread houses and feasting on hot cocoa, pizza and other delicious snacks at a holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., in the Lena Archuleta Meeting Room. Free, suitable for grades six through 12.

  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.