Localworks is a staff of five, and we simply couldn't do what we do without our amazing volunteers. Some of our events bring upwards of 7,000 people to Wheat Ridge's downtown, and our volunteers ensure that these events are fun and safe. We have dozens of dedicated committee members that come to our office each month to brainstorm and give their expertise. We also have an amazing Board of Directors that makes sure we are on the right course. If you're interested in learning more about Localworks and how you can contribute, please join us at next week's Open House. You can find all of the details below. Hope to see you there! 

- The Localworks Team

5 Fridges Farm Tour

Two words… BABY GOATS! Join us for a tour of one of Wheat Ridge’s beautiful urban farms. 5 Fridges Farm is a truly unique example of urban agriculture as apartments, houses, condos and a school surround the gorgeous farm. Owner Amanda Weaver will give us a tour of her property and tell us about her land, the history of the farm and her current projects. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is free to the public.

Please Note: Parking is limited at the farm. When space in the driveway fills, please park on one of the nearby side streets (Quail Street or Parfet Street).

August 15 ♦ 6 - 8pm
5 Fridges Farm ♦ 11100 W 38th Avenue

TLC Wheat Ridge: Clean Up Days

Wheat Ridge residents and property owners are invited to get involved in the beautification and continued maintenance of their properties and neighborhoods. We will provide trash, recycling and yard waste dumpsters for residents to utilize. For a full list of items you can and cannot dispose of at these events, click here.

August 17 ♦ 8am - 12pm
Sts. Peter and Paul
3920 Pierce Street

September 21 ♦ 8am - 12pm
Wheat Ridge Congregational
6310 W 29th Avenue

Ridge at 38 Community Meeting

Please join Localworks for a Ridge at 38 Community Meeting. This meeting will serve as a networking opportunity and a chance to hear about local home and business resources. Wheat Ridge Sustainability will update us on home and business energy assessments, and the Wheat Ridge Business District will present about their matching grant program. You’ll also learn more about Localworks’ loan program and TLC Wheat Ridge program. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Ashley Holland by Friday, August 16, so we can get enough food for everyone.

August 20  ♦ 9 - 10am
hOMe Collective ♦ 6101 W 38th Avenue

Localworks Open House

Don’t miss Localworks’ summer open house on Thursday, August 22nd from 6 to 8pm at Swiss Flower and Gift. At this free event, you will learn more about Localworks, our events and programs and how you can get involved. This event is for everyone! Whether you are new to Localworks or you’re very familiar with our work, you’re sure to learn something new and meet some great people.

As part of our mission, Localworks connects neighbors with businesses. For this event, we’ll be focusing on businesses on or near 44th Avenue, and we’ll offer food and activities showcasing some great local businesses.

August 22  ♦ 6 - 8pm
Swiss Flower and Gift ♦ 9890 W 44th Avenue

RidgeFest

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 7 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, chalk art, vendors, crafts for kids and adults, food trucks, beer, wine, lots of kids’ activities and more. Learn more about the bluegrass lineup and the schedule of events at the link below. 

Information about volunteering for this event can be found below under "Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities". 

September 7 ♦ 3 - 9pm
The Green on Ridge at 38 ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue

Succulent Planter Class

Cacti and aloe and echeveria... OH MY! Join Localworks and Al's Pine Garden as we create succulent planters. All materials and instruction will be provided, including a pot, soil and select succulents. Bring gardening gloves if you prefer!

The cost of the class is $5 per person. If you would like to join us but are unable to cover the cost, please email Jenny Snell at jsnell@wearelocalworks.org.

This event will take place during RidgeFest. The Succulent Planter Class will be held in the craft tent in the parking lot of Stevens Elementary (7101 W 38th Avenue). Come for the class, and stay for all of the other activities, including live bluegrass music, classic cars, chalk art and more!

September 7 ♦ 3:30 - 4:30pm
The Green on Ridge at 38 ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue

Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour

This year, Localworks' Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour is back! Our signature, six-home tour features remarkable examples of mid-century and modern residential design throughout our city. The tour is an event highly anticipated by design enthusiasts around the state. Purchase your ticket(s) at the link below. Information about volunteering for this event can be found below under "Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities". 

September 28  ♦ 1 - 5pm
modmood ♦ 4401 Zephyr Street

Tour Ticket Pricing: 
Early Bird - $25 from August 1 through August 31
Regular Price - $30 from September 1 through September 28

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to get more involved in your community? Please consider volunteering with Localworks! We have two upcoming volunteer opportunities.

RidgeFest will take place on Saturday, September 7. There are many different kinds of volunteer shifts, so we can find the right activity for you. Learn more about the event and register to volunteer at the link below.

Our Mid-Century and Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, September 28. Volunteers will be stationed in each home to direct tour attendees, answer questions and monitor the home. Learn more and register to volunteer at the link below.

Each of these opportunities come with volunteer perks, such as free food, t-shirts, tour tickets, etc. Visit the links below for more details.

10 Ways to Engage in Your Community

If you're looking for some easy and fun ways to get involved in your community, we have the list for you! Localworks' Partners in Progress committee has put together an article with lots of helpful info about how to engage with the city, the Wheat Ridge business community, your neighbors and more! 

Contact Us

Localworks
4251 Kipling Street
Suite 580
Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033
(720) 259-1030
reception@wearelocalworks.org

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