March 2022 Happenings

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Sign Up Soon For Savings On Your ‘Garden In A Box’

The City of Wheat Ridge is partnering with Resource Central to bring the popular Garden in a Box program back for 2022, according to a recent release from the city. The first 100 Wheat Ridge residents who purchase a qualifying garden from Resource Central will be offered a $25 discount. Sales of the gardens begin March 1 on the Resource Central website.

To take advantage of the $25 discount, Wheat Ridge residents need to select “City of Wheat Ridge” from the drop-down menu during the Garden in a Box purchase process and choose a pickup location, time and date.

Each garden box is created by a professional landscape designer and contains 14-30 starter plants in four-inch pots. These plants use less water than regular turf grass, and are designed specifically for Colorado yards. They also attract beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies. A plant-by-number map is included to help residents design and plant their new garden. 

For more information visit, email or call 303-999-3820, ext. 222. 

Gardening And Tall Tales On Tap At Historical Society’s Second Saturday

Spring seems far away when you know there will be more snow to shovel. To help you think ahead toward warmer days, flowers and gardens, join the Wheat Ridge Historical Society for Spring Equinox, the March Second Saturday Social, March 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Baugh House, 44th Avenue and Robb Street. You can expect some lively discussion on gardening as people share tips and tricks for success in the garden. 

Got a tall tale to tell? Along with the chats about garden plans and plants, some folks will come ready to weave a tall tale or two. These stories were very popular in the 1800s throughout the Midwest and West. Along with an abundance of entertaining information, attendees will get a dose of history. Add to that live music, snacks and scintillating conversation, and you have a rollicking good time. 

Work progresses on our re-imagination project called the Century-long Story. Within weeks the newly spruced-up Johnson Cabin will be staged with artifacts appropriate to the mid-1800s when the first pioneers arrived in the Clear Creek Valley and took up homesteading using only what they brought with them and what they were able to make onsite. 

Museums are open Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment, at 4610 Robb St.

Call 303-421-9111 for information.

Wheat Ridge Art League Welcomes Artists Of All Skill And Experience

New artists are welcome at the Wheat Ridge Art League. The league’s Alex Hinst said all levels of expertise are represented, from beginners to accomplished painters.

The league meets March 8 (the second Tuesday of each month except August and December), at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court, Wheat Ridge. Social mixer and art share start at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m., and live demo at 7:30 p.m. – this by Robyn Cochran Ragland, a figurative artist who will be concentrating on hands.

The league was founded in 1974 to pursue the study of fine art, encourage originality and provide members with the opportunity to obtain public recognition.

Members gather monthly to provide support and encouragement to each other. Members continue to learn from one another and also from the excellent demonstrations conducted by experienced local artists at each meeting, according to Hinst. In addition, the league sponsors several workshops each year, also conducted by popular local artists using a variety of mediums.

Membership benefits include free demos by renowned artists, participation in official league shows and regular exhibits, newsletter, discounts for workshops, use of the league library, and the right to display works on its Facebook and Instagram pages and the Wheat Ridge Art League Website Member Gallery section, free of charge.

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Lakewood Arts Gallery To Move, But Gallery Shows And Art Sales Continue

The date isn’t final, but in mid-April, Lakewood Arts Gallery, 6731 W. Colfax Ave. (currently next to Casa Bonita), will be moving to 6501 W. Colfax Ave., in Lamar Plaza (just across the parking lot between Key Bank and Burger King). 

Until then, Lakewood Arts Council wants all to know that the gallery will remain open for business virtually while they are in the process of relocating, even if they have to close their physical location while preparing the new gallery to open for customers.

This month, enjoy the “From Natural to Abstract” exhibit in the Acorn Gallery, the art of Mark Eirhart on the President’s Wall, and Rick Elsmore’s “Glass Hearts” on the Community Wall. The opening reception takes place First Friday, March 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Exhibits close March 25. 

Normal gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Call 303-980-0625, email or go to for more information. 

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