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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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  For 30 years the Lakewood Arts Gallery has been a place to not only view artwork from local Colorado artists, but a place to immerse yourself in a creative community that offers fun events such as soup tastings and Valentine teas, musical, literary and performance arts and a chance to further your education with an interesting array of class offerings.

The gallery’s winter schedule of classes will include oil painting with Lakewood Arts founder Barb Tobiska; Saturday evening Sip & Pour acrylic workshops; painting underwater scenes on YUPO; learning about copyright law for artists; and even a Yog(a)rt workshop where a vinyasa flow and meditation session is followed by the creation of your own personal mandala.

Mosaics, “Drink-n-Ink”, encaustic wax collage and even a mixed-media floral workshop to usher in spring will allow students to fulfill that New Year’s resolution to try something new.

All these classes and workshops can be found on the gallery’s website.

Call Lakewood Arts Gallery at 303-980-0625 or go to lakewoodarts.org to learn more.