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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Cue The Music: The Holidays Are Here

Ridge On 38th Holiday Celebration, presented and organized by Localworks, will take place on Sat., Dec. 1 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., featuring hot cocoa, carolers, arts, crafts and holiday shopping. PHOTO BY BECKY OLSTAD

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Behind The Scenes As Civic Center Nears Completion

A worker installs the sign at the new location of the Edgewater branch of the Jefferson County Public Library on Nov. 5. The new library is part of the Edgewater Civic Center project, scheduled to open to the public after Thanksgiving. PHOTO: MIKE MCKIBBIN

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: There’s Still Gold In Them Thar Creeks

It’s unlikely anyone can live in Wheat Ridge for more than a year and not know about its agricultural roots, but some may be less familiar with the city’s significance in the history of the gold rush in Colorado.

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NEIGHBORHOOD FEATURE: A Gold Crown Clubhouse For Edgewater Kids

"We believe in the power of one.” That’s the motto of the new Gold Crown Clubhouse in the heart of Edgewater, where individuals aged 10 to 18 can go to be creative and learn or improve technology skills.

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Edgewater Library, located at 5843 W. 25th Ave., is offering a continuing cavalcade of free classes and activities for children, teens and adults.

Book Group meets Feb. 10 (usually the second Saturday), 1 to 2 p.m., to discuss “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. Suitable for adults.

Join the library staff for bilingual family fun as they share crafts, stories and rhymes in Spanish during Cuentacuentos en espanol/Spanish Story Time, every Wednesday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for babies, toddlers and preschoolers; children under four must be accompanied by an adult.

Get ready to sing, rhyme, dance and read stories during Toddler Time, offered every Thursday, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for toddlers, all families are welcome.

Baby Time takes place every Monday (except holidays) from 10:30 to 11 a.m., providing bouncing, singing, rhyming and reading stories for babies (even newborns) and their families.

Every Tuesday from 11 to 11:45 a.m., the library presents Preschool Time, with stories, singing, rhyming and dancing, followed by a craft. All events are free.

For more information, call 303-235-5275 or visit jeffcolibrary.org.