A Note from Krista

"People crave comfort, people crave connection, people crave community." – Marianne Williamson

On September 8, thousands will gather on the Green to celebrate the agricultural heritage of Wheat Ridge. Localworks is proud to present the 5th Annual RidgeFest, which is designed to shine the spotlight on Ridge at 38 and the entire Wheat Ridge community. This event is the perfect occasion to connect with your neighbors while ushering in the beginning of autumn. Details of the event are listed in the newsletter below.

We could use some more volunteers for this fun-filled event. Please see a full list of volunteer opportunities here. In fact, we are always looking for community-minded people to volunteer at the many events we host throughout the year. Please contact Carolyn Doran, Events Manager to learn how you can help.

Hope to see you on the Green!

Krista Lewis, Executive Director

RidgeFest 2018

Celebrate Wheat Ridge and its one of a kind charm at RidgeFest. This day of fun for the whole family will be held Saturday, September 8 from 3 to 9pm, in the heart of the Ridge at 38 district. Localworks’ RidgeFest is a free event highlighting the unique character and culture of Wheat Ridge.

The event will feature four bluegrass bands, a classic car show, cottage foods, chalk art, vendors, food trucks, local beer, lots of kids’ activities and more. 

Learn more at 

To make this event a success, we need the support of dedicated volunteers like you. Please consider joining us as a volunteer on Saturday, September 8.

Want to show off your favorite recipe? Enter the Cottage Foods Showcase! We have four categories -- pie, pickled vegetables, candies, and jam/jelly.

Wednesday, August 22
6 - 8pm
West 29th Avenue Marketplace
5640 W 29th Avenue

Volunteer Happy Hour

At Localworks, we love our volunteers! We have hundreds of individuals that donate their time to us each year. From serving on our Board of Directors to working at our events, our volunteers offer their support in a number of different ways. Whether you’ve volunteered with us in the past or are interested in volunteering with us in the future, please join us at this summer’s happy hour. We'll provide beer and wine, and the shops along the West 29th Avenue Marketplace will provide food and entertainment. Hope to see you there.

TLC Wheat Ridge: Clean Up Days

Wheat Ridge residents and business owners are invited to get involved in the beautification and continued maintenance of their properties and neighborhoods with this year's Clean Up Days. Each event will have trash, recycling, and yard waste dumpsters. Please visit our website for the list of what can and cannot be thrown away at these events. Clean Up Days run from 8am until noon (or when dumpsters fill).

September 22 | Wheat Ridge Congregational Church | 6310 W 29th Avenue

Looking to give back to your community? We need two volunteers for this event. This volunteer position requires standing in the hot sun and possibly getting a bit dirty as you help fellow citizens lift their items into the dumpsters. We need one volunteer from 7:30am to 10am and one from 10am to 12:30pm. If you're interested, email Chelsea Bunker for more information.

Saturday, August 25
10am - 1pm
Louise Turner Park
10998 W 38th Avenue

Roll, Stroll & Strut

Please join us at the 2nd annual Roll, Stroll & Strut. This free event celebrates people of all ages and abilities who walk, bike and roll on 38th Avenue, west of Kipling. This will be a fun morning in the park with community members and project partners, and all are welcome! Activities will include park games, a bike rodeo, Ciclovia Open Street Fair, and healthy community design elements. We will also have consultants on hand to discuss the project and its progress. Bring your bike, scooter, or favorite active transportation for games, popsicles and prizes.

Summer Active Programs

Thank you so much for joining us for our Active Programs. We hope you had fun while staying fit in Wheat Ridge this summer. We still have a few opportunities for fun, free, outdoor fitness. Check them out below. Hope to see you there!

Cruiser Rides 
T-Bird Roadhouse

Thursday, August 23
West 29th Restaurant & Bar
Thursday, September 27
The Green on Ridge at 38
Start at 7101 W 38th Ave

Run/Walk Club
Tuesday, August 21 and 28
Right Coast Pizza
7100 W 38th Ave

Farewell, Jenny

Jenny Snell has accepted a position with Quality Bicycle Products, as a supervisor in their distribution center in Aurora. The good news is that Jenny is still an amazing Wheat Ridge resident and community supporter. According to Jenny, "You aren't rid of me! I am a passionate community member, Wheaties Academy alum, ATAT officer, and proud Localworks member!" Thank you, Jenny for all of your great work and accomplishments as a Localworks employee and supporter.


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4251 Kipling Street
Suite 580
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
(720) 259-1030

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