A Note from Krista

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." 
--Albert Camus

This is, quite possibly, my favorite quote to celebrate the arrival of autumn. For some, the transition from long summer nights to shorter, colder ones is hard to accept, especially when we "fall back" and feel like we're an hour off-kilter. Camus reminds us, with his elegant phrase, to instead find the beauty in every season and perhaps re-set ourselves as we re-set our clocks.

At Localworks, we celebrate this season with our widely popular Trunk or Treat. We are excited to host this year's event this Saturday, October 27. Trunk or Treat offers a safe and fun opportunity to enjoy Halloween-themed activities with your neighbors and community. We are still collecting candy donations to pass out to all the wee goblins and would love your support! Please see our full list of drop-off locations here

Hope to see you and your goblins on Saturday!

Krista Lewis, Executive Director

This is a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience for kids and their families. Participating businesses and community members decorate their cars and trucks with creative disguises and hand out candy to kids. The event also features a haunted house, carnival games and a trunk decorating competition. Don't miss out on this spooky good time.

If you'd like to contribute to this year's event, please consider donating candy. There are several drop off locations around Wheat Ridge. Click here for the full list.

Trunk or Treat ♦ October 27
4 - 6pm ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue

Thursday, November 8
7 - 8:30pm
Long Shots Bar and Grill
4400 Ward Road

Pints & Policy: Festivus! For the Rest of Us!

Localworks invites you and other civically-curious folks to Pints & Policy, where we peel back the curtain to learn more about how the city works… while enjoying a libation or two.

Please join us for our annual tradition Festivus! For the Rest of Us!​ where we clear the air and reset neighborly attitudes after a fiery election season. Festivus opens with the Airing of Grievances then Feats of Strength. These are followed by Local Limericks, Terrible Puns and Wicked Games. There will be prizes, lots of laughter and a new outlook on local politics. Hope to see you there!

November 15
6 - 9pm
Purchase tickets at WeAreLocalworks.org

Wheat Ridge Progressive Dinner Tour

You are invited to a dinner tour of Wheat Ridge! Join us as we explore a few great local restaurants and businesses. This fun evening will teach you a bit about each participating business and show you how much fun a night out in Wheat Ridge can be. Meet some neighbors and try some great food and drinks. The tour costs $25 for one ticket or $40 for two tickets. 

Progressive Dinner Tour Schedule
Drinks and Snacks: Violet's Venue and Little Brazil
Appetizers: Colorado Plus
Main Course: Luke's, A Steak Place
Night Cap and Dessert: Applejack Wine & Spirits and Helliemae's

Start off your holiday season with carolers, hot cocoa, crafts, Santa Claus, train rides and more! Localworks and the City of Wheat Ridge are excited to kick off the season with the seventh annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 1 from 3 to 6:30pm.

Gather on the Green on Ridge at 38 (7101 W 38th Avenue) at 6:30pm to be a part of the magical tree lighting ceremony. This is the City's official tree lighting ceremony with more than 12,000 multi-color bulbs that light up the spectacular 25-foot evergreen! Check out the full list of event activities here.

Would you like to participate in a great community event? Please consider joining Localworks as a volunteer for this year's event. We need volunteers to help at the s'more station, manage the line for photos with Santa and pass out necklaces and event maps at the info table. If you're interested, please contact Carolyn Doran at CDoran@WeAreLocalworks.org or (720) 259-1030.

Holiday Celebration ♦ December 1
3 - 6:30pm ♦ 7101 W 38th Avenue

December 6
5:30 - 7:30pm
Infinitus PIE
5807 W 38th Avenue

Live Local Open House

Localworks is currently looking for more Live Local Committee members. This committee plans and executes events that encourage residents to take advantage of all that living in Wheat Ridge has to offer. Anyone interested in shaping the future of this program and encouraging their community to live locally should join Localworks for the Live Local Open House.

Localworks 2B Resolution

At its September 2018 meeting, the board of directors of Localworks voted to support the 2018 ballot question 2B, which aligns with Localworks' mission to advance Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable community. You can find the full statement and resolution of support here.


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

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