In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. — John Muir
This warmer weather beckons—it’s time to get outdoors, spend time in nature, and get active! We know that being active is great for your physical health. Evidence shows it can also improve your brain health and overall mental wellbeing. To that end, we invite your participation in these upcoming fitness opportunities that also help you connect with your community.
Fitness in the Park: June 8, 15, 22, and 29; 9 – 10 am at the Green on Ridge at 38. See the class descriptions here.
The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Committee, a collaborative effort of Localworks, the City of Wheat Ridge, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Library, and Lutheran Medical Center has many great events planned. Learn more at ci.wheatridge.co.us/heal.
Gather your family, friends, and neighbors and get active!
Krista Lewis, Executive Director
Ridge at 38 Community Meeting
If you work or live on Ridge at 38, please join us on for a Ridge at 38 Community Meeting. This meeting will serve as a networking opportunity and a chance to hear about ongoing projects along Ridge at 38. Wazee Partners will update us on West End 38 (38th and Upham), Upham Partners LLC will update us on Ridgetop Village (4000-4066 Upham) and Steve Art will provide general City updates. We’ll also hear about a business initiative from Sustainable Wheat Ridge and Xcel Energy. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Robin Baker by Friday, May 17, so we can get enough food for everyone.
Tuesday, May 21 ♦ 9 - 11am The Wheat Ridge Grange ♦ 3850 High Court
Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course
No matter how we get around, we’re all people and safety is a shared responsibility. Help make Colorado’s roads safer and more courteous.
Join us to learn more about:
Common crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them
Legal and illegal behavior for both motorists and bicyclists
How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure
Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists
This course is provided at no cost through our Activate 38 program.
Tuesday, May 21 ♦ 6 - 7:30pm Wheat Ridge Rec Center ♦ 4005 Kipling Street
This month, Localworks is co-hosting the Wheat Ridge Business Association Biz Mix with modmood. This event brings business leaders together for networking and fun. This event will also act as the ribbon cutting for modmood's new location!
Wednesday, May 22 ♦ 5 - 7pm modmood ♦ 4401 Zephyr Street
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.
June 1 ♦ 8am - 12pm Clear Creek Church 10555 W 44th Avenue
August 17 ♦ 8am - 12pm Sts. Peter and Paul 3920 Pierce Street
July 6 ♦ 8am - 12pm Applewood Baptist Church 11200 W 32nd Avenue
September 21 ♦ 8am - 12pm Wheat Ridge Congregational 6310 W 29th Avenue
Fitness in the Park
Fitness in the Park is a series of free fitness classes organized by Localworks' Live Local program in partnership with HEALthy Wheat Ridge. This year, we'll have four classes in June. Check out the details below.
Feed Your Soul Fitness June 8 ♦ 9 - 10am The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
hOMe Collective Yoga June 22 ♦ 9 - 10am The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
Body Mind Systems June 15 ♦ 9 - 10am The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
Jenn Stewart Yoga June 29 ♦ 9 - 10am The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
Criterium and Brewfest
Join us on Sunday, June 9 for the Criterium and Brewfest on Ridge at 38. This exciting and fun event has something for the entire family to enjoy. This year’s bike race will once again act as the state championships, and the Brewfest will include local breweries showing off their best summer beers. In addition to racing and beer, this free, family-friendly day features a kids’ zone, food trucks, a beer garden, an outdoor expo and a community fun ride!
Sunday, June 9 ♦ 9am - 6pm The Green on Ridge at 38 ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue
If you're interested in supporting this event, register here.
Friday Night Live
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, crafts and activities for kids. Feel free to bring a picnic or enjoy food from a food trunk or local restaurant.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse June 21 ♦ 7 - 11pm The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
Monsters Inc. July 19 ♦ 7 - 11pm The Green on Ridge at 38 7101 W 38th Avenue
Create your own herb planter box with us on June 22. You’ll walk away with a beautiful new planter box with fresh herbs that will make you want to cook up something delicious. Be sure to wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty, and bring gardening gloves if you prefer! The cost of the class is $5, and brunch items will be available to snack on.
Saturday, June 22 ♦ 11am - 1pm Southwest Gardens ♦ 4114 N Harlan Street
Do you have a small business that could benefit from improved efficiency? Get started with an onsite energy audit through Xcel Energy that will help your business identify energy-saving opportunities that can reduce operating costs. And now, onsite energy audits are FREE for buildings under 50,000 square feet (normally $125) until June 30, 2019. This opportunity is brought to you by Sustainable Wheat Ridge, the City of Wheat Ridge and Xcel Energy. Call 855-839-8862 to schedule your audit.
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