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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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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.