Last weekend, we had our biggest and best RidgeFest to date! The festival drew approximately 8,000 individuals to Wheat Ridge's main street. We had four amazing bluegrass bands, 30 vendors in the artisan market, 6 food trucks, crafts for kids and adults, kids' activities, classic cars, chalk art, beer, wine, cider and more. The success of this event is in large part due to our amazing volunteers and generous sponsors. Thank you to everyone that supported this event and came out to celebrate Wheat Ridge with us!
- The Localworks Team
Welcome, Kate Cooke
Localworks is thrilled to announce that Kate Cooke will be joining us as our new Executive Director on September 23. Kate comes to us from her current role as Capital Projects, Outreach and Engagement Program Manager for Alameda Connects/Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District . Many of you will recognize her from her work in the region, as she has over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of programs that increase economic vitality and build a sense of community. Her formal education includes both a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Urban Planning. In addition, she's lived in Jefferson County for over 20 years, served on Edgewater City Council, acted as the Chair of Edgewater's Urban Renewal Authority and spent 12 years on the County's Community Development Advisory Board.
Join us in welcoming Kate at our public reception on October 23 at Luke's, A Steak Place from 4 to 6pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18.
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. We'll also have shredding services there, so bring documents for shredding. For a full list of items you can and cannot dispose of at these events, click here.
September 21 ♦ 8am - 12pm Wheat Ridge Congregational Church 6310 W 29th 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. Tickets are going fast! Purchase yours before we sell out.
September 28 ♦ 1 - 5pm modmood ♦ 4401 Zephyr Street
Come join us for a community sing-along! As part of World Singing Day, we will gather at the Wheat Ridge Active Adult center from 2 - 4pm. Join in as we sing new and old songs alike, just for the fun of it. Wheat Ridges’ own Altitunes will be there providing accompaniment. All ages and abilities are welcome! For more information on World Singing Day, check out www.worldsingingday.org.
October 19 ♦ 2 - 4pm Active Adult Center 6363 W 35th Avenue
Trunk or Treat
Join us for 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 photo station, carnival games, a "Thriller" dance station and a trunk decorating competition. Don’t miss out on this spooky good time. Register to decorate your trunk at the link below.
Please note that the location of this event has been changed. This year, it will take place at Lutheran Medical Center at 3555 N Lutheran Parkway.
October 26 ♦ 4 - 6pm Lutheran Medical Center 3555 N Lutheran Parkway
Would you like to help shape the future of Localworks? Apply to join our Board of Directors! You can contribute your personal passion and professional expertise to strengthen our organization. The deadline to apply is October 11. Access the application at the link below.