A Note from Krista

“[Honey is sweet] and so is knowledge…” --Patricia Polacco

Have you heard the local buzz? Localworks will be bringing our Listening Tour to the Colorado Honey Festival. We want to learn about what's important to you because as someone who lives, works, and/or plays in Wheat Ridge, you are Localworks. Visit our booth this weekend to learn more about our Listening Tour and share your thoughts with us. If you are unable to join us at the event, 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

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.

Explore other ways you can get involved in this awesome event below.

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

Decorate Your Trunk

Register to participate at this year's event.

Volunteer

Explore our volunteer opportunities.

Donate Candy

Check out the candy donation locations.

Thank you so much to everyone that made it out to this year's RidgeFest. We hope you had as much fun as we did! We'd also like to thank our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Your time and generosity made this free, community-building event possible. If you have any specific questions or comments about this year's event, please email Carolyn Doran at CDoran@WeAreLocalworks.org. We are always looking for ways to make our events more enjoyable. 

September 19
6:30 - 8pm
Kullerstrand Elementary
12225 W 38th Avenue

Activate 38: Safe Routes to School

What exactly does "Safe Routes to School" mean? Join us for the next Activate 38 meeting featuring Elise Waln, Jefferson County Public Health's Special Program Manager. Elise is overseeing a multi-year Safe Routes to School grant to encourage more JeffCo students to walk and bike to school. Elise will reveal the not-so-secret tips and tricks used across the country and in our own community to improve active transportation before rolling up our sleeves to identify quick-win options along 38th Ave.

Activate 38 is a program of Localworks to increase active transportation, transit use, and accessibility along 38th Avenue between Kipling and Youngfield. This program is funded by Kaiser Permanente and the City of Wheat Ridge. For more info, email KLewis@WeAreLocalworks.org or call (720)259-1030.

Thursday, September 20
7 - 8:30pm
Clancy's Irish Pub
7000 W 38th Avenue

Pints & Policy: Zoning

Localworks invites you to Pints & Policy where we peel back the curtain to learn more about how the city works… while enjoying a libation or two.

The topic this time around is “Enter the Twilight Zoning: What you can do with your property, your neighbor can do with theirs and what anybody can do about it.” Our featured guest is Wheat Ridge Community Planning Manager Lauren Mikulak.

Be prepared to have fun, to learn a few things and to meet other civically curious folks. If you want to linger afterwards, we break out the games including “Cards Against Wheat Ridge”, “Taboo Wheat Ridge” and “Shoots & Charters”.

September 22
8am - Noon
WR Congregation United
6310 W 29th Avenue

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 the final Clean Up Day of 2018. We will have trash, recycling, and yard waste dumpsters. Please visit our website for the list of what can and cannot be thrown away. This event runs from 8am until noon (or when dumpsters fill).

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.

Sept. 22 - Sept. 23
Various Hours
Four Seasons
7043 W 38th Avenue

The Colorado Honey Festival

The Colorado Honey Festival celebrates bees, beekeeping and of course, honey! The Honey Festival is also an educational venue with presentations on bees, beekeeping, pollinator conservation, plants for pollinators, as well as the myriad health benefits of honey itself. Browse vendor booths and sample different kinds of Colorado honey, learn about what you can do to help pollinators, see what the inside of a hive looks like, and much more! 

September 27
6:30 - 8pm
Start at the Green
7101 W 38th Avenue

Cruiser Ride: West 29th Restaurant

We’ll take a nice cruise through Wheat Ridge to West 29th where we have reserved the back patio.

Localworks’ Cruiser Rides are in partnership w aith the Active Transportation Advisory Team (ATAT’s). We’ll host a Cruiser Ride each month, May through September. Each month, participants will meet on the Green in front of Wheat Ridge Cyclery at 6:30 p.m. The group will then ride to a local restaurant or brewery for drinks and snacks.

Contact Us

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

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