Community Calendar

Through May 14: Noah Diaz’ “You Will Get Sick” (world premiere workshop production), Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Benchmark Theatre, The Bench at 40West, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. $15-25. Info: www.benchmarktheatre.com 

May 4, 11, 18 & 25: Stitch and Chatter, every Wednesday, 1-3:30 p.m., Large Activity Room, Edgewater Civic Center, 1800 N. Harlan St. Bring your supplies and create something new or continue an ongoing project, and connect with friends. Free. Details: playedgewater.com, 720-763-3011 

May 5: Business Networking Group – Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wheat Ridge Visitor’s Center, 7203 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. “State of the City” with City Manager Patrick Goff and Economic Development Director Steve Art of the City of Wheat Ridge. Info: info@wheatridgechamber.org 

May 6, 13, 20 & 27: Coffee & Conversation, every Friday, 9-10:30 a.m., City Council Chambers, Edgewater Civic Center, 1800 N. Harlan St. Free coffee, donuts and conversation with neighbors. Details: edgewaterco.com, 720-763-3030 

May 7: “Picture Studies,” Colorado Wind Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m., Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood. Family-friendly concert featuring music from blockbuster movies like “Star Wars,” “E.T” and “Schindler’s List” with guest violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson. (Also May 6, 7:30 p.m., at the King Center, downtown Denver.) Details: www.coloradowindensemble.org 

May 10: “Everyday Mindfulness” – Wheat Ridge Business Association monthly breakfast, with guest speaker Dr. Susan Boley, Ph.D., psychologist and mindfulness teacher. 7-9 a.m., The Vista at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. $18 nonmembers. No walk-ins. Registration (by 5 p.m. May 5)/info: www.wheatridgebiz.com 

May 10: Wheat Ridge Art League, 6:30 p.m., Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court. Social mixer and art share at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7, live demo at 7:30. Info: https://www.facebook.com/WheatRidgeArtLeagueDenver/

May 11: “A Book Translated From Another Language” – BYOB(ook) Club, WestFax Brewing Company, 6733 W. Colfax Ave. Show up to share, imbibe and talk about books. Free; happy hour prices available. Details: 303-235-5275, jeffcolibrary.org 

May 13: CSI: REGIS – An Evening with Darren Versiga, 6-9 p.m., Regis University’s Peter Claver Hall, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver. Pascagoula Police Department lieutenant and an investigator on the Samuel Little serial killer case is guest speaker for this 20th Annual CSI Conference. Free. RSVP at https://csiregis.eventbrite.com 

May 14: In-Person Coffee with the (Wheat Ridge) Mayor, 9-10 a.m., Vinnola’s Italian Market, 7750 W. 38th Ave. Free. May 14: Annual May Festival – Second Saturday Social at the Baugh House, 44th Avenue and Robb Street, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join in Maypole dancing; enjoy live music, crafters, food trucks, games, family fun. Free. Details: wheatridgehistoricalsociety.org 

May 14: “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” – Edgewater Library Book Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Edgewater Library, 1800 Harlan St. Discuss journalist Stephanie Land’s 2019 account of the years she worked in low-paying domestic work under wealthy employers, contrasting the privileges of the upper-middle class to the realities of the overworked laborers supporting them. Free. Details: 303-235-5275, jeffcolibrary.org 

May 17: Jumpstart – Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce monthly coffee and networking event, 9-10 a.m., Wheat Ridge Visitor’s Center, 7203 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Info: info@wheatridgechamber.org 

May 18: Biz Mix – Wheat Ridge Business Association monthly networking event, 5-7 p.m., Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, 5660 Webster St., Arvada. Info and registration (required): www.wheatridgebiz.com 

May 19: “Good Eggs” – Wheat Ridge Library Book Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. A caretaker hired to keep an eye on a family’s 83-year-old shoplifting mother catapults the overwhelmed clan into its greatest crisis in Rebecca Hardiman’ 2021 debut novel. (First-time participants call for instructions on entering the library.) Free. Details: 303-235-5275, jeffcolibrary.org 

May 21: Backyard Composting with Denver Urban Gardens, 1-2:30 p.m., Edgewater Library, 1800 Harlan St. Learn the ins and outs of backyard composting. Free. Details: 303-235-5275, jeffcolibrary.org 

June 2: Business Networking Group – Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wheat Ridge Visitor’s Center, 7203 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Learn what’s happening with local businesses over lunch. Info: info@wheatridgechamber.org 

June 6: “A Book By Or About A Presidential Historian” – BYOB(ook) Club, 6:30-8 p.m., Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W. 38th Ave. Show up to share, imbibe and talk about books. Free; happy hour prices available. Details: 303-235-5275, jeffcolibrary.org 

July 22 & 23: Jefferson Saints Class of ’72 50th Reunion. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/457934145919685, look for events.

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