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Wheat Ridge Native Opens Teriyaki Madness In Former Qdoba Site

Wheat Ridge native, Steve Beck, will open the Denver area’s second Teriyaki Madness restaurant at 3500 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge (in the former Qdoba building). Wheat Ridge Business Association and City of Wheat Ridge will have a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 p.m.

The restaurant features “Asian Fast Casual” fare, and is located next to the King Soopers, where Beck worked as a teenager. He attended Jefferson High School and lived in the Wheat Ridge/Denver area his entire life, according to a press release. He worked for Comcast for 20 years ending as a supervisor, leaving the corporate life to get into the restaurant industry.

Register Now For ‘Training For Serious Dog Lovers,’ April 6

Does your dog bark, refuse to come, pull on the leash, have separation anxiety, housebreaking issues, aggression or act destructively? Then sign up for “Canine 101: Training For Serious Dog Lovers,” April 6, 13 and 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (location to be announced).

Through an in-depth look at real canine behavior cases presented by certified dog behaviorist Beverly Morgan, participants will gain new skills for day-to-day life with dogs. They will learn to interpret canine behavior correctly and what solutions to apply to problem behavior, and also the canine “blueprint” including four ways the canine communicates with each other and how human actions are interpreted by canines.

Designed for pet owners, canine professionals, and even kids who walk dogs and want a career working with dogs, it is presented in conjunction with Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation. But please leave your dog at home.

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Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center Seeks Trip Volunteers

The Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center is seeking volunteer trip drivers/guides. The Active Adult Center provides trips to groups of active adults (age 50 or better) to a variety of locations around the Denver metro area and beyond. Trips include concerts, museums, festivals, the mountains, happy hours, restaurants, train rides, visits to the hot springs, shopping, tastings of Victorian tea, the theater, escape rooms, and more! Activities also include trips for outdoor recreation such as walking, hiking, and skiing/snowshoeing. 

All volunteers are provided with training and support. Volunteers must love having fun, exploring new and familiar places, and meeting and assisting seniors. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, as well as have current vehicle insurance. Volunteers must commit to attending required training and driving at least one trip a month and up to four trips that can last from 3 to 8 hours.   

Applications are available online or contact Christine Leahy, Trip Coordinator, Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center, 303-205-7510.

National Vote Compact, Putin And Other Issues At League of Women Voters Events

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County is hosting discussions and book clubs an issues of importance to locals.

An informational session about the National Popular Vote interstate compact will be presented by Linda Sorauf, National Popular Vote Colorado, Wednesday, March 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Belmar Library 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. NPV is an agreement among states to award electors based on the popular vote in all 50 states, to ensure that every vote in every state matters equally in the presidential general election. The informational session is free and open to all. No Reservations required, but seating is limited.

Monthly Unit Meetings of League members and guests provide opportunities to discuss and take action on issues that are important to the community and the world. They are: Applewood/Lakewood, April 10, 9 to 11 a.m., at Brookdale Meridian Westland, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood; Jeffco Evening, April 10, 6 to 8 p.m., at League of Women Voters, 1425 Brentwood St., Lakewood; and Lakewood/Golden, April 11, 9 to 11 a.m., at Cason-Howell House, 1575 Kipling, Lakewood.

The League hosts a non-fiction book club with two meetings each month, in April discussing Masha Gessen’s “The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.” Clubs will meet Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m., at Brookdale Meridian Senior Living, 10695 W. 17th Ave., Lakewood; and Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Lakewood Library 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood (please call to verify location prior as they may meet at a different library from time to time). Open to the public. Call Lynne at 303-985-5128 for more information.

The League of Women Voters has been empowering voters and defending democracy since 1920. The League is a membership based non-profit political organization that promotes active government participation.

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Tax Season Discount On Braces And Dental Treatment Offered By Risas Dental

Risas Dental and Braces is offering a 20 percent discount on braces and dental care during tax season. Through April 30, Risas will provide the discount on all dental treatment and braces when patients pay in full. Tax season savings also include credits that can be applied to current or future payment plans, according to a press release from the company.

“Poor oral healthcare can be a major contributing factor of stress, heart disease and low levels of confidence,” said Dr. Matthew Stevens, with Risas Dental and Braces. “Our goal with these tax season specials is to provide our patients with a chance to take care of their smiles by alleviating the cost of dental care.”

The promotion is available at all six Risas Dental and Braces locations, including 3815 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheat Ridge.

Founded in Phoenix in 2011, Risas Dental and Braces embraces a lifelong mission to change the way dentistry is offered in the United States, with 23 locations across Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas. Since their inception, Risas Dental and Braces has provided over $4 million in free dental care.

For more information visit or call 720-536-0400.