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FRONT PAGE NEWS: Goats Gone Missing, Reward Offered

Five Fridges Farm’s goats are still missing as the Neighborhood Gazette went to press, but the company is “overwhelmed with gratitude for the community helping us find the missing boys,” including seven trained volunteers from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery conducting a search on Jan. 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF 5 FRIDGES FARM

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FRONT PAGE NEWS: ‘The Velvet Elvis’ Preserving Colfax History

When Firstbank bought the stonewall motel property on West Colfax, they donated the sign to the Colfax Museum. “They delivered it here and everything,” says curator Jonny Barber. PHOTO BY LAURIE DUNKLEE

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW: Wheat Ridge’s First Poet In Residence: Sharon Heinlen

“I have written poetry all my life, including as a young child,” said Sharon Heinlen, Wheat Ridge’s first-ever Poet In Residence. PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE

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NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS: Celebrate The New Year In The Art District

The 40 West Arts Gallery, 1560 Teller St., will hold an opening reception for its Members Exhibition on Feb. 1. The reception, from 5 to 9 p.m., will include wine or beer and light snacks. IMAGE COURTESY 40 WEST ARTS DISTRICT

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Historic Elitch Theatre will present “A Hogwarts Homecoming” Children’s Day event on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Historic Elitch theatre, 4655 W. 37th Ave.

The community event will invite Harry Potter fans to J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the U.S. publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Costume contests, trivia contests and quidditch matches with Colorado Quidditch teams will be among the many interactive activities for attendees. Festivities will include opportunities for all muggles, young witches and wizards to make wands, learn spells, shop for candy frogs and enjoy butterbeer in Hogsmeade. Before entering Hogwarts, Second Star to the Right bookstore will offer sales of Scholastic’s new 20th Anniversary Editions with cover illustrations by award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick.

Tickets purchased through July 27 are $5 each and can be purchased online. Free admission for children age 0-4 years old

Visit www.etfest.com/hogwarts for tickets and details.