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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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Colorado Senior Connections hosts a continuing series of fun events for seniors.

Join Colorado Senior Connections for Classical Connections Music Class, an amazing musical tour through the classical music world, taught by Betsy Schwarm, a college professor and noted music historian. Tuesdays, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave. Pay $5 upon arrival.

Beginners are welcome in “An Afternoon of Bunko,” a fun dice game with lots of action that is easy to learn; $6 per class. Held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave. Call 720-763-3042 for more information.

The Historical Society Quilting Circle next meets inside the Wheat Ridge Historical Park Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the history of Wheat Ridge and bring a project to work on – it doesn't have to be quilting! There is a show-and-tell time to see what everyone is working on. All levels are welcome, and others can help you get started if you want to learn. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Men’s Group meets twice a month to discuss sports, politics and current events. No subject is off limits, but members are expected to behave appropriately. Each member will take a turn leading a group discussion. Men from Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and around are welcome. Next meetings are Thursday, Nov. 23 and Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Edgewater Rec Room, 5845 W. 25th Ave.

    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/COSeniorConnection/