A Note from Krista

“When people talk, listen completely.” –Ernest Hemingway

Localworks is listening…and we want to hear from you!

As someone who lives, works, and/or plays in Wheat Ridge, you are Localworks. We are currently conducting a Listening Tour throughout the Wheat Ridge community so that we can learn what’s important to you. Please take a few minutes to complete this 9-question survey. We look forward to sharing the results with you in the near future.

With gratitude,

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 
RidgeAt38.com/RidgeFest.

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.

At RidgeFest, we celebrate local artists, food producers and community groups. If your business or organization fits this description, please consider applying to join us.

Wednesday, August 1
6 - 8pm
Four Seasons
7043 W 38th Avenue

Harvest Committee Ice Cream Social

Join the Localworks’ Harvest Committee as we make some ice cream and talk about our love of urban agriculture. We’ll be using locally produced milk and fruit toppings to make our delicious treat. During our social, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the committee and our programming.

Friday, August 3
Starts at 7pm
The Green on Ridge at 38
7101 W 38th Avenue

Friday Night Live - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There is nothing better than spending a summer evening outside with family and friends. This free event offers something for everyone, including a movie in the park, live music, and activities for kids. Feel free to bring a picnic or enjoy food from one of the food trucks. Last year, the Green filled up quickly, so you may want to arrive early to get a great spot.

Kids’ crafts will be provided by Teller Street Studios. Live music by 17th Avenue Allstars starts at 7pm and Star Wars: The Force Awakens starts at dusk (around 8:30pm). 

Thank you, West + Main Homes for being our 2018 Movie Sponsor!

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).

August 18 | Saints Peter and Paul | 3900 Pierce Street
September 22 | Wheat Ridge Congregational Church | 6310 W 29th Avenue

Looking to give back to your community? We need two volunteers for each of these events. 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 on each of the days listed above. If you're interested, email Chelsea Bunker at CBunker@WeAreLocalworks.org 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 encourages and 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.

Localworks Spotlight: Applejack Wine & Spirits

For over 50 years, Applejack Wine & Spirits has worked to ensure great selection and service at low prices in Wheat Ridge. Applejack is honored to carry over 15,000 different wines, spirits and beers from around the world ensuring there is always something new to taste, to sip, to explore. They proudly offer delivery throughout the Denver metro area and right here in Wheat Ridge. For complete delivery details and to order online visit applejack.com.

Applejack also gives back to their community. This year, Applejack generously agreed to be the Presenting Brewfest and Cowbell Sponsor at the Criterium and Brewfest. "Applejack Wine & Spirits is proud to partner with the local Wheat Ridge community on events and partnerships driving awareness and growth for local businesses.  When our community wins, we win.” says Tracy McInnes, Chief Marketing Officer at Applejack. Localworks would again like to thank Applejack and all of our amazing sponsors for supporting our community. If you or your business are interested in sponsoring events and programs in Wheat Ridge, please reach out to Carolyn Doran at CDoran@WeAreLocalworks.org for more information.

Summer Active Programs

Throughout the summer, we'll have lots of opportunities to get and stay active. Once a month, we'll have a Cruiser Ride where participants will ride their bikes to various parks, breweries, and restaurants. Various Saturdays throughout the summer, we'll have Fitness in the Park. These are free fitness classes taught by local instructors. Every Tuesday, June through August, we'll have Run/Walk Club. Participants will meet at Right Coast Pizza and walk or run a one-, two-, or three-mile loop. Join us this summer for these fun ways to stay fit.

Cruiser Ride: Joyride Brewing and Edgewater Market
Thursday, July 26
6:30pm
The Green on Ridge at 38
Start at 7101 W 38th Ave

Fitness in the Park with Vantage Movement
July 28 and August 4 
8:30 - 9:30am
The Green on Ridge at 38
7101 W 38th Ave

Run/Walk Club
Tuesdays through the end of August
6:30pm
Right Coast Pizza
7100 W 38th Ave

 

Contact Us

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

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