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Fireworks return to Lakewood with a Big Boom Bash STORY AND PHOTOS BY CLARKE READER

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fter a seven year drought, fireworks returned to Lakewood at its very first Big Boom Bash, held on July 4 at the Jeffco Stadium. The event included children’s activities and games, a community art project, vendor booths and local food trucks catering to long lines of hungry people. There was also a beer garden, and MIX 100.3 radio station was on on-site with prizes and fun. “We wanted to deliver a great Independence Day celebration for the community,” said Michelle Nierling, Heritage Culture & the Arts manager. “This was the vision of the council, and we were happy to help

bring it to life.” Naturally, the big draw of the evening was the 20-minute fireworks display at dark that marked the national holiday was a light show to be remembered. The last time the city had fireworks was in 2011, and according to Ward 1 City Councilmember Charley Able the resurrection of the event happened because of residents like Jackson Wenger, a child who spoke before council about wanting it back. “I told Jackson if I was ever elected, I’d work to get the fireworks back,” Able said. “I’m pleased to see the turnout and all the smiling faces. This is what community is all about.”

It’s game time before the fireworks show at Lakewood’s first Big Boom Bash event at the Jeffco Stadium on July 4.

A Lakewood parent snaps a photo of a finished art project at the city’s Big Boom Bash event held at the Jeffco Stadium on July 4.

CORRECTION Lakewood students cheer for July 4 at the city’s first ever Big Boom Bash event held at the Jeffco Stadium. Local vendors, food trucks and residents all turned out at the event, which concluded with a thrilling fireworks display.

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Former band teacher pleads not guilty to charges of sex assault Geoffrey Adam Banninger is suspected of having sexual relations with a student BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Geoffrey Adam Banninger, 23, entered a not guilty plea with Jefferson County Courts July 2 to charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child, pattern of sexual abuse. Both class 3 felonies.

Banninger was a volunteer coach with the Arvada High School Band and part-time band teacher in the Cherry Creek School District when he was arrested on Jan. 7 on suspicion of having sexual relations with a band student who attends Eaglecrest High School in Centennial. At the time of the arrest he was terminated from his

position with the Cherry Creek School District and Jeffco schools prohibited his access to schools and students. The Arapahoe County Sheriff ’s Office contacted the Jefferson County authorities about an investigation into Banninger. InvesBanninger tigators believe Banninger had relations with a 16-year-old female student in his home in unincorporated Jef-

ferson County near Golden. At the time of Banninger’s arrest Arvada High School Principal Gina Rivas said in a letter to parents that the investigation is ongoing but that “it is our understanding that all victims have been identified and interviewed by law enforcement. It is also our understanding that law enforcement does not have an indication that there are additional victims.” Banninger will appear in court again July 30 for a pre-trial conference.

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One Golden and one Georgia athlete team up for Big Cycling Adventure Community invited to join training ride in Golden July 15 BY CHRISTY STEADMAN CSTEADMAN@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Noah Williams’ happy place is the outdoors. “He was a nature baby who has grown into a nature kid,” said his mother Naomi. And come August, the 9-year-old Georgia resident will embark in a Colorado outdoor adventure with Goldenite Helen Gardner. “Not only will it be fun for him, it will be a joy for me,” said Gardner, 34, an avid cyclist and general manager of Big Ring Cycles in Golden. “His smile will help keep me going and give me strength when things get really hard.” On Aug. 28, Gardner and Williams will be going on a multiday, 158-mile bicycle ride on the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway located near Crested Butte and Gunnison. Williams was born three-and-a-half months premature and has cerebral palsy. Gardner will be pulling him in a trailer on her bike for the entire ride. Currently, Williams weighs about 60 pounds, but he’s in the middle of a growth spurt, Naomi Williams said. With the cart, Gardner

will be pulling a total of about 90-95 pounds, plus her own weight and the weight of her bike. Gardner has been doing much of her training on Lookout Mountain, pulling an empty trailer. But on July 15, she’ll get help from Wheat Ridge athlete PJ Snyder. “Noah is not local so she needed training before his arrival,” said PJ Snyder’s mother Cindy. “We wanted to do what we could to help her.” PJ Snyder, 32, has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes seizures, spinal curvature and balance issues. He weighs 72 pounds, meaning Gardner will be pulling a total of 104 pounds for the training ride. Snyder is an accomplished athlete — participating in events at least once a month year-round — and has experience with long-distance cycling adventure. Last summer, he and Dennis Vanderheiden, a multi-sport athlete who founded the Fort Collins-based nonprofit Athletes in Tandem, rode together on a 600-mile fundraising ride from the Four Corners to Golden. Athletes in Tandem pairs disabled and nondisabled athletes to compete together in mainstream cycling and running events and triathlons. Gardner and Williams’ ride will support the Kyle Pease Foundation — a Georgia-based nonprofit that helps athletes with disabilities meet their individual goals through sports, and

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provides programs such as scholarship opportunities, educational campaigns to create awareness about disabilities and assistance to help athletes purchase medical or adaptive sports equipment. Gardner met Noah and Naomi Williams in October 2015, when she was still living in Georgia. They have since become good friends, Gardner said, and she is looking forward to introducing both of them to Colorado. Naomi Williams has been to Denver once for a conference about 15 years ago, she said, and didn’t get to experience anywhere else in the state. This will be her son’s first trip to Colorado. “They’re both a lot of fun to be around,” Gardner said, adding they’ll probably enjoy Colorado because it’s “a beautiful place.” Doctors told Naomi Williams that Noah would have significant disabilities, and that he would never crawl or walk. But Naomi Williams has always enjoyed the outdoors and wanted to expose her son to as many outdoor activities as possible, she said. And ever since he was about 3 years old, he has participated in 5-and-10K races, half and full marathons and triathlons. “He is a multi-sport and endurance kiddo,” Naomi Williams said. In addition, about six months ago, Noah Williams was able to take a few assisted steps, Naomi Williams said. Naomi Williams is looking forward to the experience, she said, but more the outcome — everyone’s growth because of it, the exposure the athletes will receive, the inspiration that all will feel and the inclusion of pairing a disabled and nondisabled athlete. Gardner describes her cycling adventure with Noah Williams as a “sweet experience.” “I’m really excited to do this,” she said. Along with promoting the inclusion

RIDE WITH HELEN AND PJ Helen Gardner is inviting the community to join her for her training ride with PJ Snyder on July 15, in preparation for her Big Cycling Adventure this August. To join them, meet up with fellow cyclists at Big Ring Cycles, 600 12th St #170, in Golden. Wheels up at 9 a.m. for a ride in and around Golden. All cycling skill levels are welcome to join — the pace will be relaxed. Coffee and donuts will be served after the ride. Gardner’s goal is to raise $10,000 for her Big Cycling Adventure — a self-supported bike ride with a goal to bring awareness to the inclusion of athletes with disabilities. Gardner will be doing the ride with Noah Williams, a 9-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy. Remaining funds raised will go to the Kyle Pease Foundation. To learn more about the organization, visit www.kylepeasefoundation.org. A suggested minimum donation is to participate in the July 15 training ride is $20. To learn more about the Big Cycling Adventure, or to donate online, visit kyle-peasefoundation-inc.networkforgood.com/ projects/ and click on Helen Gardner’s campaign. of athletes with disabilities, Gardner hopes her ride inspires people to “think outside of the box” of what’s perceived as normal, she said. For example, Gardner said, “Noah is nonverbal. But that doesn’t mean he won’t be able to motivate me and express that he’s having an awesome time.”


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Foothills Art Center celebrates 50th with 168 hours of art ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22

national artist booths on July 21 and 22 on the Colorado School of Mines campus adjacent to 15th Street and Foothills Art Center in Golden. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of Foothills Art Center,” said Hassan Najjar, the executive director of Foothills Art Center, in a press release, “and a new era for art in Golden.” Along with Foothills Art Center, ARTSWEEK GOLDEN will feature organizations such as Miner’s Alley Playhouse, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and Virtuosity Dance Centre — and not to mention Golden’s art galleries and merchants. “The arts scene in Golden has never been stronger or more varied,” Najjar said. “We are banding together for 168 hours of art in Golden to showcase just how strong the Golden art scene really is.”

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From aerialists to quilts, a new week-long event in Golden will feature a variety of art for all to enjoy. ARTSWEEK GOLDEN takes place July 16-22 at various in-and-outdoor venues. It is being put on by Foothills Art Center in partnership with other arts-oriented organizations and community partners. The public will be able to experience art in many different forms. Highlights include street art, sculpture walks, traditional paintings, vibrant murals. The culminating event will be a juried art festival featuring 100

ARTSWEEK SNEAK PEEK July 15-19 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Studio Paint Out in the Park at Lions Park, 1300 10th St., and downtown areas of Golden. July 16 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking Day — art demonstrations will take place in the parking spaces under the Welcome to Golden arch on Washington Avenue. July 17 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chalk on the Creek — three sidewalk chalk artists to create masterpieces on the sidewalks of 11th

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Musical brings theater back to Olde Town ‘Torn’ will take the stage at Gallery 1874 this weekend BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Before raising children, Deanna Giles studied theater and music. Now, as an empty-nester, she is getting back to her passion — which led her to write a full-length musical with 16 songs titled, “Torn.” “Torn” is a musical about a girl in love with a painter in love with a painting. The romantic story unfolds as art comes to life. “Torn” not only features music, dancing and

acting, but there are also several performance art pieces that come to life through the show. “What is fascinating about this show is the variety of music,” Giles said. “There’s ragtime, blues, some with a John Denver-feel, rock….” Giles got the idea for the show after buying two paintings from Denver artist Tony Achilles. “Both of the pieces became central characters in the show,” Giles explained. Achilles also plays the male lead of the painter in “Torn,” which allows the character to paint on stage — a strategic move by Giles. The setting for the production is also by design. The show, which will run

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performance space was also appealing. The historic building, built in the 1870s as a grange hall was transformed into the Festival Playhouse in 1973. “Torn” will be the first play to be performed in that space since Festival Play-

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To stay open, breweries tap into community spirit Jeffco Library hosts club meetings at WestFax, Colorado Plus BY CLARKE READER CREADER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

Colorado is home to more than 300 breweries, and while that makes the state sound like a paradise for aficionados of the drink, that means brewery businesses are facing more and more competition. Lakewood’s Caution Brewing Co., which had been operating for 7 years, closed at the end of June, in part due to market saturation. About 15 of the state’s nearly 350 breweries closed their doors in 2017, according to the Colorado Brewery List blog. To keep an edge on the market, breweries need to be more than places to get a drink, explained Brian Haitz, marketing and operations manager with Lakewood’s WestFax Brewing Company. “Our model is to really become the neighborhood spot for this part of town,” he said. “Instead of trying to bottle a million beers for sale all over town, we want to become a place where people want to come for events, celebrations and anything else the Lakewood community wants to have.”

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Many breweries now host events like trivia nights or open mics, but with so many options around, that might not be enough to set them apart from the competition. To that end, WestFax, 6733 W. Colfax Ave., has joined with Wheat Ridge’s

Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 W. 38th Ave., in partnership with Jefferson County Public Library to host BYOB(ook) Groups. WestFax’s group meetings will be on the second Wednesday of the month, going from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Colorado

Plus’ will be held on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning in September. “This has been on my list of activities to try for a while, because I think it will allow us to reach a group that might not necessarily spend a lot of time in the library,” said Jennifer Kim, adult services librarian. “Good breweries have a following of people, and we thought this would also be a good way to reach millennials and younger people.” One of the key features of the groups are flexibility — instead of picking one book for everyone to read, the nights are structured around themes. Examples include a young adult novel with LGBTQ characters, collections of short stories, and a book being adapted into a film. “We tried to select themes that are inclusive and will bring in a range of people,” Kim said. WestFax has worked with nonprofits like the Foothills Animal Shelter in the past and will continue to find ways to reflect the community it has chosen. “A lot of businesses try to spread themselves too thin instead of focusing on serving their community,” Haitz said. “For us, it starts with the product, and then comes down to service. We’re always open to conversations with the community about how what they’d like to see happen here.”

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First Colorado case of tularemia in 2018 found in Jeffco STAFF REPORT

A rabbit found in the Golden/Lakewood area has died from tularemia, an uncommon, but serious, infectious disease, according to a news release from Jefferson County Public Health. This is the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Colorado in 2018, and the first positive case of tularemia in an animal in Jefferson County since 2015. Tularemia is often spread through the bite of infected ticks and deer flies or through handling infected sick or dead animals, such as rabbits or other rodents. Though less common, the disease can also be spread by eating the meat of infected rabbits or by inhaling airborne bacteria or drinking food or water contaminated with urine from an infected animal, the news release said. Though tularemia is rare in Colorado, there are about 200 human cases of the disease in the U.S. each year. Treatment with antibiotics is effective during early stages of the diseases, but if diagnosis and appropriate treatment are delayed, lifethreatening complications may follow. Medical care should be obtained as soon as symptoms appear. Symptoms include fever, non-healing skin ulcer at the site of infection and swollen and painful lymph glands. If the infection is caused by

ingesting contaminated food or water, the symptoms include a sore throat, mouth sores, abdominal pain and diarrhea. If the bacteria is inhaled, pneumonia can develop with symptoms including fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, dry cough and progressive weakness. However, if proper preventive steps are followed, the risk of contracting tularemia is low. Jefferson County Public Health recommends these important steps to prevent exposure: • Don’t feed or entice any rodent or rabbit species into your yard, back porch or patio. • Eliminate places rabbits and other rodents could live or hide, such as piles of lumber, broken cement, trash and weeds around your home. • Make sure that houses and outbuildings are as rodent-proof as possible. Keep foundations in good repair and eliminate overhanging trees from roof and windows. • Avoid contact with all sick and dead rabbits and rodents. Look for the presence of blow flies or a “dead animal smell” as evidence of animal die-offs. Report areas where this happens to local or state health departments or to the appropriate campground office. • While hiking, prevent insect bites by using insect repellent containing DEET on your skin, and treat pants, socks, shoe tops, arms and legs with

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WestConnect study recommends improvements for safety, congestion Study considers 30 miles in Jeffco, Boulder

The biggest road construction project to the PEL study area in recent years was “Linking Lookout” in Golden that was completed in the fall of last year. The project eliminated the need for a light at the US 6 and 19th Street interchange, while maintaining pedestrian and bicycle access. The PEL study calls for similar projects along US 6 and Highway 93 to remove the need for intersection lights through the Golden area.

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A high number of motorist crashes and recurring traffic congestion are just two of the reasons the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says a study needed to be done on an approximate 30-mile stretch of roadway in Jefferson County. CDOT and the WestConnect Coalition (including county and municipal elected officials and experts) recently completed a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study between roughly Littleton and Boulder. The study included C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division, U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden and CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County. The study took 18 months to evaluated ways to reduce congestion, improve operational performance and safety and address future transportation needs for the corridor. Now that the initial PEL study is complete, the next steps will be the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)/30 percent design phase — an environmental assessment and preliminary design. Funding for this has been provided by Colorado’s Transportation Commission for the C-470

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Segment and is expected to begin this fall. Two potential transportation infrastructure funding statewide ballot initiatives for November 2018 include a couple of projects recommended in the WestConnect study. These are: full construction funding for the U.S. 285 and Morrison Road interchange, included in the C-470 Segment of the PEL study; and the U.S. 6 and Heritage Road interchange improvements, included in the Golden Section of the PEL study. C-470 Segment: C-470 from Kipling Street to the I-70/U.S. 6 division There are a couple of different highway infrastructure recommenda-

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tions for this segment of the road. One alternative consists of having three general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes in each direction. The second alternative includes having one or two managed lanes plus two general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes in each direction. Interchange modifications for this section are recommended at Ken Caryl Avenue and Quincy Avenue. Currently, the off ramps from C-470 to US 285 are tight loops. These are recommended to be reconstructed with directional ramps. Access to Bear Creek Lake Park would be moved to the realigned ramp from southbound US 285 to westbound C-470. Two options address weaving traffic along I-70 between C-470 and US 6 to the east. One option is a collector/ distributor road and the other is a braided ramp with westbound I-70 to eastbound US 6 traffic crossing under the ramp traffic from C-470 to eastbound I-70. Golden Segment: U.S. 6 from C-470 to CO 58/CO 93 in Golden There are a number of infrastructure recommendations in the corridor that includes the city of Golden. These include improvements outlined in The Golden Plan, which is meant to accommodate regional traffic needs on U.S. 6 and CO 93. U.S. 6: On U.S. 6, The Golden Plan includes grade separation of the atgrade intersections at Heritage Road and CO 58. An additional eastbound and

westbound lane through the Johnson Road/U.S. 6/C-470 intersection is recommended. From Johnson Road to 19th Street, the median of U.S. 6 would be improved with a four-lane cross section consistent with a 55 mph speed limit. West of 19th Street, the median would be widened and improved consistent with a 45 mph speed limit. CO 93: Intersection improvements recommended are at 58th Avenue and 64th Parkway. Grade-separated turning movements are recommended with the southbound CO 93 left-turning traffic separated from the northbound CO 93 traffic. From CO 58 to Golden’s northern city limit, near the North Table Mountain Park West Trailhead, there would be four travel lanes with a 45 mph speed on CO 93. A four-lane section on CO 93 is also recommended through 64th Parkway. CO 93 would be realigned to the west from south of Iowa Street to north of Golden Gate Canyon Road. Short-term at-grade intersections and long-term grade separations will eliminate all traffic signals. CO 93 Segment: CO 93 from Golden to Marshall Road in Boulder County Highway infrastructure recommendations are presented with two alternatives for this section of the corridor. The first consists of four lanes between Golden and Boulder with signalized intersection improvements. The second includes four lanes from Golden to CO 72 and two lanes with extended passing lanes and signalized intersection improvements with an interchange at CO 72. Two alternatives are recommendations for the 82nd Avenue intersection — at-grade signalized intersection improvements and a signalized, channelized T intersection. At the CO 72 intersection, at-grade intersection improvements are recommended in the short term, and a grade-separated interchange with CO 72 crossing over CO 93 in the long term. The study also presents recommendations for the Westgate Road intersection, the CO 128 intersection and the CO 170 intersection.


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hy does your dog lick your face? You say, “My dog doesn’t lick my face.” Do me a favor, and just play along. Your dog licks your face because it tastes like a ham on rye. How can your face taste like a ham on rye if you’re a vegetarian? It can’t. This isn’t the correct answer. Harry is almost 9 months old, and he still licks my face, especially first thing in the morning. I am undecided about it. It is either a good example of bad parenting, or rather pleasurable. After all, I am a Scorpio.

It makes me think about the queen and her corgis. Do any of them wake the queen with their tongues, as it were? I doubt it. My guess is her corgis are trained before she meets them, and she misses out on all of the fun I am having with Harry. Harry licks my face for a number of reasons, according to everything I have read. It’s a sign of affection. Harry is showing his gratitude. For what? He doesn’t live in a home with an Elvis impersonator.

He doesn’t live in a home with country music. He doesn’t live in a home with cats. He’s grateful because he lives in a home. It means we’re friends. He licks me because there are tiny food particles in my skin? Unfortunately, it’s probably true. It relieves stress. Maybe you know someone who bites their nails. Licking is similar. Harry doesn’t bite his nails. I wish he would. I have to take him to the vet to get it done, and it’s not cheap. Do it myself ? I don’t think he

would sit still long enough. I would end up trimming his nose. Licking releases pleasurable endorphins. His or mine? Some of Harry’s current behavior will be trained out of him, and some of it will end on its own. He’ll grow out of many of the things he is doing now. Truth is, I know I am going to miss some of it. By reason, age, and logic, Harry is my fourth and final dog. He might outlive me. SEE SMITH, P13

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Allowing children on Rocky Flats should be a crime Scientists and medical doctors around the world have researched the impacts of plutonium and have found significant risks attached to inhaling a microparticle of plutonium, invisible to the human eye. John W. Gofman, M.D., Ph. D. led a “Plutonium Group” at UC Berkeley. The group studied the biological effects of alpha particles emitted by the radioactive decay of plutonium and found that there is no safe dose, meaning that just one decaying radioactive atom can produce permanent mutation in a cell’s genetic molecules. ratical.org/radiation/CNR/Let-

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terOfConcern.html These mutations can take decades to develop and show up in the form of rare cancers, birth defects, and more. Children are the most vulnerable citizens. The EPA and the DOE Legacy Management have confirmed that there is plutonium on the land of the refuge, where 70,000 plutonium pits were once produced. Environmental crimes were committed at the Rocky Flats Plant and plutonium was leaked into the soil, air, and drinking water. SEE LETTERS, P13

not in the playoffs! At have a confesHITTING least end the game in sion to make. HOME sudden death. It’s a difficult Nonetheless, I one, so, please, have been watching bear with me. Whew. the Cup. It has me Here goes. gripped. Getting to I have been watchunderstand the strateing the World Cup. gies, the subtleties, There. I said it. I even the complex know, I know — I details of various can hear the sneers formations has got coming through my me really interested. keyboard. “Aren’t you the guy who’s And, there’s definitely Michael Alcorn spent his whole life a part of me that mocking soccer?” Yes, yes I loves that the three best am. players in the world were all And with good reason. As a eliminated early. Because witty friend of mine said last soccer is a team game, and week, soccer is the perfect it takes 11 players to make it metaphor for European life: work. In this case, complex90 minutes of inactivity that ity is no vice. comes to a conclusion after I’ve heard that somewhere somebody makes a mistake before. Oh, yeah, in an and exactly one thing gets episode of “The West Wing,” decided. It’s the sport equiva- when the press secretary lent of a committee meeting. was coaching somebody how And don’t get me started to “spin” a foreign policy on the histrionics. The debate. The spinner spouts phantom injuries, the out a quick, pert answer that award-winning acts, even the sounds great, and, when “magic spray” — it’s absurd. she’s coaching him, she says And what is up with ending that’s great — leave it alone. games with penalty kicks? I know, hockey does it, but SEE ALCORN, P19

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Members of the public have opposed the opening of the refuge. The seven school districts that have taken a stance to protect children and disallow field trips to the refuge should be commended. To say that the refuge is safe for living beings, based on outdated studies and a lack of sound evidence, is irresponsible. There are so many things in this world that we cannot protect our children from, but this is not one of them. We can prevent additional harm by keeping the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge closed. Brittany Gutermuth, Boulder

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I will never have another puppy of my own in my life. Once or twice a day, he runs a figure-8 around the living room and dining room and it’s a blur. I have no idea how he does it. Around the dining room table into the living room, behind the couch, and back to the dining room. Lap after lap. And then he comes to an immediate halt and looks up at me with Those Eyes. Sure: I wish he would sit, stay, come when called, relieve himself where directed, and welcome strangers in our

Summer break scrutiny In paraphrase, ‘Have we not a School Board that lives in a shoe, which has so much money that it knows not what to do?’ In his first year on the job, has Jeffco’s “Million Dollar Superintendent” raised the academic levels in any Jeffco schools, much less been asked to do so? Did its spending millions to shuttle (a la musical classrooms) sixth graders around the county produce any measurable increases in those students’ achievement levels? Has the Board’s hiring blitz to load up the District with additional administrators at generous six-figure salaries produced any signs of improved course content, or student knowledge? If your answer to all three previous

home. Maybe that time will come. But these days are wonderful. He is making new discoveries every day, and I get to see that happen. I watch him run his 8s, and I feel younger again myself. He sits near me when I write, waiting impatiently for me to finish so I can walk him, pet him, feed him, read to him, hold him. My disposition leans like Pisa to pessimism about people and The World. My little friend improves my life without knowing it. Or maybe he does? Craig Marshall Smith is an artist, educator and Highlands Ranch resident. He can be reached at craigmarshallsmith@comcast.net.

is NO, then how might the substantial pay increases for all R-1 employees, announced in the next budget, via COLA adjustments and meaningless ‘step and level’ rewards, be expected to produce anything of value to the students, parents, or taxpayers? Why has ‘improved student achievement’ never been mentioned, much less required, in any budget or job description since our present Board has been seated? Isn’t it time for Jeffco’s hard pressed residents to dig in their heals and say No to every attempt to fleece themselves in November’s election via more school bonds or mil-levy increases, until a board demonstrates that it is capable of producing results? Russell W Haas, Golden Geezer goals I enjoyed Mary Stobie’s accurate fine points of geezer qualifications (How to be a Geezer, July 5 edition). Strict standards, to say the least. A status I’ve often tried to achieve might be a

curmudgeon. A history of notable curmudgeons are worthy of recognition The first could be Andy Rooney, concluding each episode of Sixty Minutes. Often humorous and self-deprecating, his remarks summed up society at large, no doubt with a twinkle in his eye. Another who comes to mind could be the biting, stinging remarks of Gene Amole. DIA often found itself in the crosshairs from his column in The Rocky Mountain News. Readers absorbed his witticisms while sipping their morning coffee. One can only imagine the degree of censorship at his reaction to the current administration. Last, but not least, my final vote belongs to none other than our own Daddy Bruce. His quiet demeanor touched thousands and his generosity and love lives on. Big shoes to fill. Adding their wink of Class to Curmudgeon. Martin Gross, Wheat Ridge

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hen because of a variety of serious family problems, grandparents feel they must take over, even adopt grandkids, there are a number of issues to address and places to go for help. First, what all experts agree is grandparents must swing into protective mode. Protect your grandchildren and protect yourself — your physical and mental health, safety, legal status, and financial status. Check with an attorney for a variety of custody arrangements in your state before going any further. Grandparents taking on the task of raising grandchildren are very courageous. That said, here is what can help with the day to day care. Although every family is slightly different, there are protective factors to help the new grandfamily prosper. Grandparents can borrow the knowledge based on many years of study by Drs. David Hawkins and Richard Catalano of

risk factors and protective factors for preventing problems. Grandparents can find out more about the Botvin Life Skills Training, an evidence-based prevention program for schools, families, communities, and places of faith. The information about life training skills is at www.lifeskillstraining.com. LIFELONG In your own grandfamily experts LEARNING finding proEsther Macalady suggest social involvement in the community like Scouts, organized sports, Y, 4-H, faith based clubs, other youth groups, and volunteer to help. Grandkids need recognition for prosocial involvement and behavior. Prosocial means having a positive helpful view toward other people in general. Grandparents can develop a strong family unit with reasonable rules, duties, organization, and responsibility. Provide opportunities for prosocial involvement like helping with the work

load around the house, playing, volunteering, discussing together. Provide recognition for prosocial involvement like praise and hugs. Control technology use. In school, grandparents can participate, volunteer, check homework and school notes and communicate with the teachers. Be a part of school organizations. Be alert. Insure children have opportunities for participation in prosocial learning, volunteering, working hard, studying, helping others, and being involved in many activities that nurture their talents and potential. Find ways for children to receive recognition. Are grandkids learning and using social skills? Establish a moral order of right and wrong in the family. Teach grandkids your faith. Join faith groups and be active as a grandfamily. Search for a school that teaches self- control, self -discipline, responsibility, respect, and helping others.

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y to-do list can feel overwhelming. But it’s not important. Not when journalists are being shot down in the newsroom in the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. My heart breaks for the victims’ families and friends, and I have to say something. Throughout our country’s history, the press and its role have had champions and critics, and this is as it should be. The press was given tremendous responsibility and was a priority of our Founding Fathers, who placed it in the First Amendment along with Freedom of Speech and Religion. But times have changed. We have moved into a postmodern world, in which — for many — there is no truth but only the truth that fits their narrative. We create our own thought bubbles through social media and friends. Too many of us are seeking the truth we want to believe as opposed to what is there. I see this happening on all sides of the

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hen Parker resident Michelle Ullman began preparing for the first season of her television show, “On the Menu with Michelle Ullman,” it was important that she “put our fork where our mouth is.” Which meant filming episode one at La Baguette de Normandy in Parker and doing the rest of the 10-episode season in the Denver metro area. “Supporting local should lead by example and start at home,” Ullman said. “There is a wonderful film/TV community here, some of whom I hope to hire on as we grow into making feature films. Denver is primarily a commercial market. We hope to add some film work here.” Ullman is just one example of a growing group of creatives looking to do more filming in the metro area. Denver native Haylar Garcia recently released his third film, a horror movie titled “Apartment 212,” which was shot in the metro area and in his RiNo studio. The movie was released at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver as well as theaters in Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Detroit and other major cities. “There are so any great artists in the area that deserve a voice, and so many creative communities that deserve to be employed,” he said. “It just seems like the right thing to do to bring national talent here to be a part of it all.” The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media works to bring in storytellers of all kinds to the state, including filmmakers, animators, gamers and photographers. The office connects these storytellers to resources they need, like location assistance, crew referrals and inter-governmental cooperation. Perhaps most importantly, the Colorado Office of Film offers an incentive program that provides a 20 percent cash rebate for eligible production costs. The incentive program covers feature films, television pilots, television series, television commercials, music videos, industrials, documentaries, and video game design and creation, as well as other forms of content creation. “Keeping the film incentive active will be a big factor in bringing people to the state,” Ullman said. “Keeping a pool of skilled crew, and talented actors to offer filmmakers here in Denver is also important. The current Colorado incentive is only valid on Colorado residents, so the more we can offer them in crew and talent, the less has to be brought in from out of state.” SEE FILIMING, P17

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he first time artist Scramble Campbell visited Red Rocks was during a sold-out run of Widespread Panic performances in 2000. In that kind of atmosphere, he couldn’t help but do what comes naturally to him — painting the musicians live. “I’d been traveling around to local shows in Florida and the rest of the country doing these live paintings,” COMING he said. “I still ATTRACTIONS do about 80 to 100 of these kinds of paintings a year. In the years since that first Red Rocks show, I’ve done more than 430 live paintings at Red Rocks.” Every year, Campbell puts Clarke Reader together a show of his works, and this year the 14th annual Scramble Campbell Red Rocks Art Experience will be on display at the amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison, through July 22. This exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., reopening during concerts until the end of the show. The man himself will be available for tours and discussions, and he’ll also be painting at concerts through July 22. “I like to shake up the exhibit based on who is playing a show,” Campbell explained. “When the Avett Brothers or Blues Traveler are playing, the exhibit features previous works I’ve done inspired by their performances.” Red Rocks is unquestionably the best venue in the country, according to Campbell, and he sees what he does as a different kind of performance that nonetheless fits into the venue. “I’m really an artistic and visual musician,” he said. “And there’s a visual thread of the venue that is part of every painting.” To learn more about Campbell, check out www.scramblecampbell. com. ‘Daily Show’ correspondent stops by Comedy Works If you’re a longtime watcher of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” like I am, you know how easy it is to get attached to correspondents, and one of the best in the current iteration of the show is Roy Wood Jr. SEE READER, P17


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As anyone who has traveled the state can attest to, the variety of scenery Colorado has to offer is one of the biggest draws for filmmakers, like director William Garrison. He has been working on the pilot for a television series called “Frozen Dead” in Nederland, not far from Golden. “Colorado has some great locations and great history. It provides an excellent backdrop for great movie ideas,” he said. “There is a wealth of creative talent in the Denver area. That alone should attract new productions — plus, we also have a lot of sunshine and four full seasons, unlike L.A.” A trip to any of the many small theaters in the metro area demonstrates there’s a wealth acting talent, and that includes all ages. Despite being so young, 10-year-old Payton Maynard, of Arvada, has already worked in several independent films and is one of the leads in “Frozen Dead.” She recently took to the stage for the first time in the role of the Young Queen Elizabeth II in Aurora’s Vintage Theatre’s production of “The Audience.” “There is obviously going to be double the amount of opportunities to work as an actor in other places like Los Angeles or New York, but I have found a good amount of work here,” she said. “You just have to know how to look for it. I have a fantastic agent and manager that are always giving me opportunities, and I have an amazing mother who works hard to make good connections with people in the film industry.” Maynard’s mother Courtney has been keeping an eye on the Denver film scene as she helps out her daughter and is eager to see how the form will grow in the area. “I would love to see bigger directors take advantage of the amazing talent from crew to cast that all call Colorado home,” she said. “Because the Metro area is so condensed there is a large group of actors and crew that all know each other and network together. Having personally worked with a lot of them, I can say that the Denver scene has some dynamite industry professionals.”

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On the show, he’s the perfect blend of deadpan delivery and biting insight, and his stand-up comedy is just as hilarious. His most recent one-hour special is “Father Figure,” and I highly recommend it for a taste of his live show. Roy Wood Jr. will be spending three evenings at the downtown Denver Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. on July 12 through 14. On Thursday the 12th, he’ll be performing at 8 p.m., followed the next two days with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit www.comedyworks.com/comedians/roy-wood-jr to get tickets. Greenwood Village shows off talent of local artists Colorado is home to many artists of unique talent and skill, and many of them won’t receive the wider recognition they deserve. That’s why smaller galleries and spaces are so crucial — they provide space for local artists to show their work. This year marks the 35th annual All-Colorado Art Show on display at

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the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road in Greenwood Village, which gives area artists a chance to get their work out there. The exhibit takes place from July 14 through August 25, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 14 from 6-8 p.m. This exhibit was open to artists in all mediums, currently residing in Colorado, to apply. More than 60 artists will be represented in the show, which was juried by Greenwood Village resident and international artist Patricia Aaron. For more information, visit www. greenwoodvillage.com/1247/CurtisCenter-for-the-Arts. Clarke’s Concert of the Week — Counting Crows at the Pepsi Center Growing up in the ‘90s meant there were some bands that were part of the musical atmosphere of the time. You’d hear them all the time on the radio, see them on MTV and shell out for tickets every time they came to town. One of the better of these groups was the Counting Crows, and they’re hitting the road this summer in honor of 25 years of being a band. The Counting Crows, along with ‘90s stalwart Live, will be stopping by

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the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18. Over the years, the Counting Crows have released some excellent albums, but their 1993 debut, “August and Everything After” will always go down as their classic. Radio mainstays like “Mr. Jones” and “Rain King” are still in heavy rotation on stations like KBCO.

Go to www.altitudetickets.com/ events/detail/counting-crows for tickets to this great show. Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. A community editor with Colorado Community Media, he can be reached creader@ coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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The Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver’s gallery, is at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. There is some free parking in front. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. 303-294-5207, msudenver.edu/cva.

Turn right as you enter the Center for Visual Art on Santa Fe Drive and admire the sleek pink “Ourobouros,” a huge pink snake, circling to bite its tail, by Emma Hardy and Rebecca DiDomenico. It hangs in the gallery window and in a way, speaks for the entire “Pink Progression” exhibit. It is these two artists’ version of an ancient symbol for cyclicality, recreation of self … “Pink Progression” was inspired by — and celebrates — the two recent Women’s Marches, 2017 and 2018, and is said to “address concepts of human rights, gender, sexual identity, feminism and inclusivity.” More than 50 artists explore social interactions in at least 50 different ways — in paintings, prints, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, video and combinations of techniques, large and small … A visitor becomes fascinated and thoroughly engaged by the many ways of seeing, feeling. The CVA credits local artist Anna Kaye with organizing this large show, which has visited the Boulder Public Library and Denver Public Library prior to its position at the CVA,

through Aug. 19. Art lovers will almost all find something that impresses them on a visit to this varied exhibit, tied together by color and focus. (And no doubt, something that fails to impress, given the wide range of style and technique!) Many works are loaned by the gallery that represents an artist. Near “Ouroborous,” find a couple of walls, papered with a “Domesticated Rat” pattern by Rachel Delaney and Sandy Lane — and individual sheets with a single rat enjoying eating something pink. (Crayons are thoughtfully provided for those who want to color a page to carry home, as did the 20-somethings who accompanied us.) Each artwork has a message or a question or a vision. At the far end of the gallery is Trini Bumiller’s floor-to-ceiling “Monumental,” consisting of 128 panels, painted in oils. Each depicts a national monument, “created to honor and protect places of cultural, environmental and cultural importance,” and each incorporates pink. “The pink hues represent all phases of feminism,” Bumiller

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the control and impact of money on sociopolitical infrastructures.” Readers may recall Mehran’s stunning installation in 2012 at the Denver Art Museum: “Men of God, Men of Nature.” She is on the University of Denver faculty. Julia Rymer Brucker of Littleton exhibits four panels: “Light at St. James.” She also works at the intersection of art and science. “Through art, I uncover the beauty of the natural world,” she wrote, “from a cell to an orbiting planet to a tree shedding leaves …” An Aug. 4 workshop is planned: r “Re-thinking the Pinking,’ with exhibit i artists Steven Frost and Frankie Toan, r from noon to 3 p.m. The hands-on workshop and discussion will address v the symbolism of the iconic pink hat d r of the Women’s March and generate new concepts for more inclusive sym- v bolism. Who does the hat represent/ t exclude? How should we consider a more inclusive symbolism in activism? 1 r Participants will be encouraged to design alternative hats that reflect eachA participant’s own voice in contemplating feminist activism. Age 17 and up. c The rear gallery holds a related stu- v d dent exhibit called “Reclamation.”

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But he reminds her that the next sentence is “we hope so, because there’s a good chance we’re all full of garbage.” It’s actually quite complex, and complexity is no vice. I think part of the problem with too many of our current debates is that everybody goes for the 10-word answer that sounds great, when the issue is actually incredibly complex. Americans are looking for a basketball answer to a soccer problem. Take immigration. You want to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and that will solve everything, right? Except that ICE has an incredibly challenging portfolio, including drug traffic interdiction and stopping human trafficking. In fact, there was a farcical scene last week when protesters were picketing an ICE action, thinking it was an immigration round-up, when the reality was the agents were arresting human traffickers and freeing little girls. You want to die on that hill? I think you will find protesting ICE will end up being just about as popular as spitting on soldiers returning from Vietnam. So, just build the wall, right? Have you

seen the logistics involved in that? And, even if you can solve that part, consider how many acres, how many miles, of imminent domain the government is going to have to assert to put parts of the wall private property. And even if you manage that, then what? You have to consider how bad life has to be for a parent, for a mother, to scrape together $3,000 dollars in El Salvador (which probably means selling herself into slavery) to hire a coyote to smuggle her 4-year old child the thousands of miles across lawless desert to be smuggled into the United States for the chance at a better life. Just chew on that for a moment, and then ask yourself if that desperation ends because there’s a wall. What’s much more likely is a two-mile deep refugee camp, a humanitarian crisis of epic proportion, on the other side of the wall from America. Illegal immigration is a problem, but it is not a simple one, and anybody who tells you it is is an idiot. Complexity is not a vice — we need to embrace that, and have more reasonable conversations. Even if that means a few 90-minute meetings that end with only one score. Michael Alcorn is a teacher and writer who lives in Arvada with his wife and three children. His novels are available at MichaelJAlcorn.com. His opinions are not necessarily those of Colorado Community Media.

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Ariel are flown up to the rafters. Eric then needs to find a bride. He tries to find Ariel with no success, so he decides to hold a contest to find the princess with the best voice. Eventually he finds Ariel; however, Ariel’s evil Aunt Ursula has made a deal with the mermaid and has taken Ariel’s voice. When he relocates Ariel, she can’t speak or sing. She has only a few days to get a kiss from Prince Eric. The costumes are brilliant and reminded me of “The Lion King.” Many puppets are used in the production. “The Little Mermaid” runs at BDT Stage 5501 Arapahoe Ave., in Boulder through Sept. 8, 2018. For tickets and information call the box office at 303-449-6000. As I’ve said in the past, BDT Stage is one of the best entertainment bargains in the metro Denver area. The actors are the servers and the food is delicious. Head on over to Boulder for this show. You won’t be disappointed. Live theater fan Harriet Hunter Ford can be contacted at hhunterford@gmail.com

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Mondays Arvada Chorale: an auditioned community chorus, rehearses Monday evenings from September to June at Arvada United Methodist Church, 6750 Carr St., Arvada. The chorale performs three concerts a year plus many community events. For audition information, call 720-432-9341, or email info@arvadachorale.org.

Golden Nar-Anon Family Group: 7:309 p.m. Mondays at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1320 Arapahoe St. Enter on the east side of the church and follow the signs to the upstairs meeting room. Contact 800-477-6291 or go to Nar-Anon.org.

Divorce Workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Sheridan Library, 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Denver. Covers legal, financial and social issues of divorce. Check-in from 5:15-5:30 p.m. Register online at www.divorceworkshopdenver.com. Volunteer presenters include an attorney, mediator, therapist and wealth manager. Discussion items include co-parenting, child support, family coping, tax consequences, property division, hostile spouses and more. Contact 303-210-2607 or info@divorceworkshopdenver.com. Drop-In Discovery: 10 a.m. the first Thursday and the third Monday of each month at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Explore different themes using hands-on activities, books, puzzles, crafts and more. Info: arvada.org or 720-898-7405. Golden Chapter, Order of DeMolay: 7 p.m. every first and third Wednesday in the town of Golden. For young men ages 12-21, DeMolay offers character building, leadership training, and life skill development. Contact demolaygolden@gmail.

Grief Support Group: 6-7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Apex Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Have you lost someone you loved? Often walking through this time with others helps the journey. Call 303-425-9583. Jefferson County Republican Men’s Club: 7-9 a.m. Mondays at Davies’ Chuck Wagon Diner, 10151 W. 26th Ave., Lakewood. Meeting fee is $5 (cash preferred). Order from diner menu (pay on your own). Call Fred Holden at 303-421-7619. Republicans, especially students, youth and women, welcome to join. Job’s Daughters, Golden Chapter: meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in Golden. Join girls and young women ages 10-20 to learn leadership and organizational skills in meetings with support from friends. Rewards of membership include life skills, community work and significant scholarships for college. Contact 303-204-1572. Mesas de conversación en inglés/English Conversation Tables: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave., Wheat Ridge; and 6-7 p.m. Mondays at the Arvada Library, 7525

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Golden Rotary: 7:15-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Rolling Hills Country Club, 15707 W. 26 Ave., Golden. Visit www.rotayclubofgolden.org or contact Pat Madison at 303-279-1021.

Square Dancing: 7 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Grange, 3850 High Court. Want some fun exercise? Learn to square dance. Call 303-973-9529.

Lakewood Chapter of Retired and Active Federal Employees: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of most months at the Episcopal Church, 10th and Garrison. Call Greg Kann at 303-718-7307 with questions.

Wheat Ridge Rotary Club: noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St. Come as our guest and learn about our service projects for the community. Tuesdays Applewood Kiwanis Club: 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays at the Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. Goals are to serve children worldwide and in our community. We ring the bell for Salvation Army, deliver Christmas baskets to needy families and, assist the Jeffco Action Center with school supplies for children from lowincome families. These are just three of our many projects. Contact Fred McGehan at 303-947-1565. Arvada Fine Arts Guild: 2-4 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Indian Tree Golf Club, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, in the restaurant/clubhouse. Meetings are free and open to the public. Go to http:// arvadafineartsguild.com/ Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club: 7-8 a.m. Tuesdays at The Arvada Center for The Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Learn about community service projects and what Rotary does in the world to help people.

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Lake Arbor Optimist Club Bringing Out the Best in Kids: 7 a.m. Tuesdays at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Breakfast served. Contact Terri Kearney, president, 303-506-6692; or Ralph Schell, treasurer, 303-886-5134. New members welcome. Northside Coin Club: 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 12205 Perry St., at the Friendship Hall in the Cimarron Village in Broomfield. A group of collectors promotes the hobby of numismatics. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Go to www. northsidecoinclub.org. Master Networks of Belmar: 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays at DeMarras Bourbon Bar & Eatery, 11100 W. Alameda Ave. For entrepreneurs and professionals interested in growing their business and personal connections. Call Suzie at 303-979-9077 or email Littleton@Mathnasium.com. Ports of Call Singles Club, 55 Plus Social hours take place from 4-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 3 Margaritas in Lakewood (contact Carol at 303-3897707), and the fourth Tuesday of each month at Chads in Lakewood (contact Darlene at 303-233-4099). Denver meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at Baker St. Pub, 8101 E. Belleview, in the Tech Center (contact Harold at 303-693-3434). For information and a monthly newsletter, call JoAnn, membership chairperson, at 303-751-5195, or Mary, president, at 303-985-8937. SEE CLUBS, P21

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Rocky Mountain Team Survivor, a health, education and fitness program for women of all abilities who have experienced cancer or are currently in treatment, offers weekly free, fun, supportive activities. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Boulder Creek Walk (meet at Boulder Public Library main entrance). Tuesday, 11-11:30 a.m., Yoga, Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Training, Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, 311 Mapleton Avenue (entrance on Maxwell Avenue.). Learn more at rockymtn-teamsurvivor.org. Wheat Ridge Art League meets at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month at the Active Adult Center, 6363 W. 35th Ave, Wheat Ridge. Social time starts at 6:45 p.m. Enjoy an art demo by an award-winning artist each month at 7:30 pm. All art mediums and abilities welcome. Contact Pat McAleese at 303-941-4928 or mcpainter03@comcast.net for information. No meeting August or December. Wheat Ridge Historical Society: 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the red brick house at Historic Park, 4610 Robb St., Wheat Ridge. Social begins at 7 p.m. Info: 303-421-9111 or www.wheatridgehistoricalsociety.org. Wednesdays Adult Roller Skating is offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at Roller City at 64th and Sheridan, Arvada. Cost is $5 plus $2 to rent skates. Contact Toni at

American Legion Auxiliary presents Burger Nite, 5-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Post 178, 1655 Simms St., Lakewood. Members, their guests and active military invited for varied food and reasonable prices. Visit www.alpost178.org. Arvada Business Connection is a friendly group of Arvada Business owners who meet once each month on Wednesdays at various restaurants in the Arvada area. All are welcome - friends, kids and spouses, too. We collect a $5 donation, which is given to one of the attendees to donate as they wish. They share how they donated the money at the next meeting. For meeting and contact information, check the Arvada Business Connection Facebook page @ArvadaBusinessConnection or call 303-995-9919. Arvada Jefferson Kiwanis meets from 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., for a breakfast meeting. We invite you to join us for great fellowship, interesting programs, and the satisfaction of serving your community. This Kiwanis organization supports the Arvada Community Food Bank, the school backpack program, Santa House, Ralston House, and many other local organizations. For information or to visit a meeting, call Brad at 303-431-4697. Arvada Rotary meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at Indian Tree Golf Club, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd. The club engages in a variety of community service projects, with emphasis on assistance to and support of Arvada’s youth. Visitors are always welcome. For additional information visit www.arvadarotary.org or call Matt Weller

Buffalo Toastmasters meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Denver West Office Park, 14142 Denver West Parkway, Building 51, Suite 195, Golden. Go to www.buffalotoastmasters.org or http://www.meetup. com/Buffalo-Toastmasters-Golden/ for more information. Buffalo Toastmasters, where public speaking and leadership excellence is encouraged in a safe environment. Craft Group Arvada: Women sharing ideas, time and tools for individual creative expression. Catch up on your paper or jewelry projects. Meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Living Water Center, 7401 W. 59 Ave. RSVP by calling Pam 303-916-7877 or email CraftGrpArv@gmail.com. Dawn Yawn Toastmasters: 6:45-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Mimi’s Restaurant, 14265 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Do you communicate with confidence or are you worried about your next presentation or job interview? First three meetings free. Contact John Googins, VP of Education, 303-547-0084, john.googins@gmail.com; or Jean Kelly, president, 303-560-4827, jean.kelly@rrcc.edu. Foothills Music Teachers Association meets 9:30 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month. FMTA is a local group of independent music teachers, affiliated with Colorado State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association. Call Kathy at 303-988-9565. Golden Elks Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each

month at 16795 W. 50th Ave. Contact golden2740@hotmail.com or 303-2792740 for more information, or to learn how to join. Kinship Caregiver Support Group: 10 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of each month at Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada. Contact Carrie Savage at 720-799-9254 or kinship@ ccdenver.org. Kiwanis Club of Lakewood: noon Wednesdays at the Egg and I, 7830 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. Weekly programs pique the interest of members and guests. Lakewood Kiwanians support projects including Lakewood High School, Lakewood Elementary playground, Catch-a-Calf, Alive at 25 Teen Driver Education, Jefferson County Business Education Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, Colfax Marathon, Kuddlez for Kids, Write Stuff School Supplies, Donations for Hurricane victims in Texas, plus many more. Volunteer as little or as much as you want. Contact Kathryn Williams at 812-599-3339 or go to http://kiwaniscluboflakewood.org/ Kiwanis Club of Alameda West: 7-8 a.m. Wednesdays at Garrison Street Grill, 608 Garrison St., Lakewood. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Alameda West Kiwanis Club is dedicated to serving the community through various service and fundraising projects. Our club has been of service to our community for more than 35 years. Join us at one of our meetings or for a service project. Contact Bob Zachman at 303-988-5678 or visit us at Alameda West Kiwanis on Facebook.

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Editor’s note: Send new listings or changes to hharden@coloradocommunitymedia.com. Deadline is noon Wednesday a week before publication. Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language Program: Teaches English to recently arrived refugees, who have fled war or persecution in their home country. In Colorado, refugees are from Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Somalia, Iraq, Eritrea and D.R. Congo, among others. Need: Volunteers to teach English. Tutoring takes place in the student’s home. Refugees live throughout Denver, but the largest concentrations are in Thornton, near 88th Avenue and Washington Street, and in east Denver/Aurora, near Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street. Other details: Tutors do not need to speak the student’s language. Most participants are homebound women and small children, adults who are disabled, and senior citizens. Many are not literate in their first language, and remain isolated from American culture. Requirements: Volunteers must attend training at Emily Griffith Technical College in downtown Denver. Sessions take place every 6-8 weeks. Go to www.refugee-esl.org for information and volunteer application. Contact: Sharon McCreary, 720-423-4843 or sharon.mccreary@emilygriffith.edu. Common Earth Community Garden: Garden project for entire community of Arvada. Need: Volunteers to help build and work in garden Contact: Anthony at 303-204-0840 or squiggy.as@gmail.com The Edge Theater: Lakewood-area community theater. Need: Volunteers needed for front of house, back of house, concessions and committees

(audience building, grants, sponsorships, events) Contact: Leigh Ann Kudloff at 303-986-5073 or lkudloff@comcast.net; www.theedgetheater.com English As a Second Language: Provides English and civics tutoring to non-English speakers at Arvada United Methodist Church. Need: Adult tutor volunteers; no prior teaching experience required. Tutors do not need to know a second language. Contact: Kathy Martinez, kathybv@comcast. net or 303-882-2751. Front Range BEST: Hosts free robotics competitions for middle and high school students. Need: Volunteers to help test and repair vex controller and motor parts; to count and organize miscellaneous materials. Training: Provided; kit team meets weekly in Highlands Ranch. Contact: Tami Kirkland, 720-323-6827 or tami.kirkland@frontrangebest.org. Go to www.frbest.org. Foothills Art Center: Golden’s premier art facility. Contact: volunteerinfo@foothillsartcenter.org Founders and Friends of Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge: Restores native habitat and wildlife; provides opportunities to experience wildlife and nature; promotes awareness and appreciation of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Need: Volunteers needed to update website and Facebook page by developing relevant resource materials, articles about refuge events and calendar postings; assist with developing a short introductory video for website; manage and organize volunteer activities; maintain and update information posted in the refuge kiosks; remove noxious

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Legacy Grace Community Development Corp.: Starts social enterprises, provides low-cost transitional housing and job training/placement for all people in the Denver area. Need: Volunteers to help with resumes, 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Also need help in the art gallery (from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday); training provided. Contact: legacygrace@live.com or Rick Roberts, 303-815-4914 Lutheran Family Services: Cultural Mentoring Program: We welcome refugee families and help them adjust to their new home. Need: People who can commit to working with refugees on skills for self-sufficiency and helping them learn about their new home. Requirements: Must be 18 or older (although children of volunteers are welcome to participate). One-hour training and orientation required. Contact: David Cornish, 303-225-0199 or david.cornish@lfsrm.org; go to www.lfsrm.org. Lutheran Hospice Need: Volunteers to assist in a couple of areas: 1. Be a friendly visitor by providing companionship or emotional support to patients and families in their own homes or visit patients in nursing facilities. Visits may include providing respite for caregivers. 2. Work at the Collier Hospice Center reception desk, welcoming family members and visitors, and assisting with administrative projects. Contact: Patty Anderson, patricia.anderson@ sclhs.net or 303-403-7274. Jefferson County Library Foundation: Supports Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy. Need: Volunteers to help book sales and sorting book donations at the warehouse year-round Age requirements: Ages 12 and older are welcome Contact: 10790 W. 50th Ave., Suite 200, Wheat Ridge; call 303-403-5075 Nature’s Educators: Volunteer driven educational wildlife program that cares for nonreleasable raptors, along with reptiles and amphibians for educational programming. Need: Tasks include cleaning enclosures, feeding and leading programs. Requirements: Must commit to 10 hours per month for at least a year. Must be 18-plus, have reliable transportation and be able to check email regularly. Fee applies that covers the volunteer equipment needed to do programs. Contact organization for details. Training: All training done on site; however, animal experience is a must. Contact: info@natureseducators.org or www. natureseducators.org. PeopleFirst Hospice: Denver hospice Need: Volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and their families. Contact: Rachel Wang at 303-546-7921 Seniors’ Resource Center: Nonprofit onestop shop of community-based services and care designed to keep seniors independent and at home for as long as possible. Need: Drivers to help transport seniors to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, the hair salon and more. You choose the areas, days and times that work for you. Seniors live in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Jefferson counties. Mileage reimbursement and excess auto insurance provided. Drivers may use their own car or one provided by the center. Requirements: Must be able to pass a background check (paid for by the center) and have a good driving record. Contact: Pat Pierson, 303-332-3840 or ppierson@srcaging.org. Go to www.srcaging.org


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Evergreen Players Presents “9 to 5 The Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from July 13 to Aug. 5 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen. Call 303-6744934 or go to www.evergreenplayers.org. Pride and Prejudice: 7 p.m. July 19-21 at Red Rocks Community Theater, 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. Tickets and information at www.tinyurl.com/RRCCTickets.

MUSIC

Sound Effects that Rock: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Try making your own sound effects in the library laboratory. Karaoke Jammin’: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Perform hits and classics and sing your favorites. Free Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 (Stereo Collision) at McIlvoy Park, 5750 Upham St., Arvada. In case of rain, concerts move to Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to www. apexprd.org. Percussion Jam: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Learn a variety of rhythms and try instruments in this basic introduction to percussion with School of Rock. Parents and friends attend the last halfhour of the program for a concert. Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra featuring Steve Lippia: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Arvada Center Amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Basie and Sinatra at the Sands. An homage to the songs of Frank Sinatra. Learn more at www.arvadacenter. org or 720-898-7200. Susie Knight Cowgirl Singer/ Poet: 7-8 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Maple Grove Grange, 3130 Youngfield St., Wheat Ridge. Benefit for Darden Pomona Grange (Granges in Jefferson County). Intro to Line Dance: 2:15-3:15 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org.

this week’s TOP FIVE “HMS Pinafore” or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 at Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. Tickets: https://lakewood. showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=292; 303-987-7845; or tickets@lakewood.org. Learn more at http://elps.org/h-ms-pinafore/ Navajo Weavings Show, Sale: Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 at Spirits in the Wind Gallery, 1211 Washington Ave., Golden. Sale hours: 4-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Go to http:// www.spiritsinthewindgallery.com.

Mile High Community Band: Thursdays in August in the community room at Red Rocks Community College and after that at Denver North High School. For more information go to www.milehighcommunityband.org/

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“Lost in the Woods”: juried exhibit by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is on display through Sunday, July 22 at Valkarie Gallery, 445 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood. Opening reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30. Learn more at http://www.valkariefineart.com/ Photography by Jeff Strahl: exhibit of Strahl’s Vallari series, which explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature and photography. Exhibit runs through July. Art in Action Sale: 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at The Action Center, 8755 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood. Free admission; sales benefit The Action Center. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/ events/2121423504743854/ Band Art: 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Use your favorite musical genre or band to create an original work of band art. Instructors from the Lakewood Cultural Center

‘Lend Me a Tenor’: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, from July 13 to Aug. 19 at Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Contact 303-935-3044 or minersalley.com. Transportation Town Hall: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling St., Arvada. Sen. Rachel Zenzinger and Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp plan a special town hall meeting with officials and proponents of the “Let’s Go, Colorado” campaign. Learn more at www. facebook.com/events/196641527703163/?active_ tab=about Instrument Petting Zoo: noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Swallow Hill Music provides a hands-on experience; try out ukuleles, hand drums, guitars, mandolins, banjos, fiddles, mini-pianos, and more.

help you turn that inspiration into a piece of art to take home. All supplies will be provided. Limit 15. Ann Lincoln’s Boogie Woogie Bunnies: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave.

FOOD

Food Truck Fridays: 5-9 p.m. Fridays at Lamar Street Center, 5889 Lamar St., Arvada. Bands, drinks, automotive gallery and more. Donations accepted for a different organization at each event. Friday, July 13 (Food For Thought); Friday, July 27 (National Police 9 Association); Friday, Aug. 10 (Morgan Adams Foundation) and Fridays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 14 (Jefferson County Business Education Alliance). Donation amount is up to each guest. Learn more at www.lamarstreetcenter.com or call 303-424-0208. Lunchbox Express/Free Summer Lunch for Kids: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 17 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Open to anyone ages 18 and younger. First come, first served.

EVENTS

Chirp Chirp-Impromptu Bird Walks: Sometimes you just feel like you need to get out and enjoy nature. If you like bird walks and want to join fellow birders on short-notice bird walks, sign up to the Chirp Chirp list Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. A notification will be sent by email or text no later than 24 hours prior to the bird walk. Go to https://arvada.org. Historic Brewing with Avery Brewing Company: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday,

July 13 at Golden History Museum and Park, 923 10th St., Golden. Led by Travis Rupp, lecturer at CU Boulder, and beer archaeologist and innovation & wood cellar manager at Avery Brewing Company, lecture is on the development of his Ales of Antiquity Series. The program will focus on his most recent research regarding early monastic brewing, ancient beer culture in the environs of the Dead Sea, and ancient Iberian brewing. He will also discuss his newest project, which brings the Ales of Antiquity Series home to Golden. Registration required. Learn more at https://www.goldenhistory.org/ event/travis-rupp-ales-of-antiquity-series/?instance_id=265. RTD Fare Proposal Meetings: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood; 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Columbine Library, 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. German Fest: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. Celebrate GermanAmerican heritage and culture. Life music, authentic food and beergarden. Go to www.GermanFestDenver.com The Automezzi Exotic Italian Car Show: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22 at Jeffco Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden. Nearly 150 vehicles featuring marques such as Ferrari,

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Lamborghini, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Vespa will be on display. There will also be an Italian bicycle display, children’s activities, a gourmet Brunch Italiano. Visit www.automezzicolorado.com Jeffco Rocks the Outdoors: Trailside Geology: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Enjoy a guided ranger tour of Jeffco’s trailside geology. Explore the past through rock formations, outcrops, fossils, traces and everyday geologic processes. Party Bridge: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd.org.

Teddy Bear Tea with Grandma and Me: 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Grandparents, bring the grandkids and their favorite teddy bear to enjoy a kid friendly tea. Afterwards partake in a fun craft together. For ages 3 and older. Register by July 20. Go to www. apexprd.org. Coffee Talk: Lakeside History: 1-2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd. org. Author David Forsythe shares the history of Lakeside Amusement Park, which opened in 1908. Buffalo Bill Days: July 26-29. Event dates to the 1940s as a trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill’s grave. This is the largest community festival in Golden and includes Cody’s Wild West, the Best of the West theme parade, muttin’ bustin’, live music, an orphan car, a classic car show, a golf tournament, food, merchandise vendors and more. Learn more at https://www.buffalobilldays. com/ BINGO: 1 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org.

HEALTH

A Taste of Mindfulness: 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, July 15 (Letting Go) at Damselfly YogaSpa, 12500 W. 58th Ave., Unit 102, Arvada. Classes in the mindful eating and yoga series include discussion and yoga. Learn more at www. damselflyyogaspa.com. SEE CALENDAR, P24


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Parkinson’s Care Partners: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-4259583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Free Meal Planning Class: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14 at Natural Grocers, 7745 N. Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Go to https://www. naturalgrocers.com/store-location/arvadanorth-wadsworth/ Learn how to cook black bean and quinoa veggie patties from The Easy Peasy Veggie meal plan and see how the same ingredients work for vegan tacos. We’ll demonstrate how to schedule a week’s worth of lunches and dinners in 5 minutes and view the automated shopping list and high performance meal plans. Power of Probiotics: 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Natural Grocers, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Go to www.naturalgrocers.com/events. Eating fermented, probiotic-rich foods will keep your gut, and you, healthy.

Lutheran Medical Center Open House: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14 at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Check out the medical center’s new birth-center style room and celebrate its baby-friendly designation. Go to https://bitly. com/ to register. Medicare 101: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Grief Support Group: 6-7 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www. apexprd.org. Led by Care at Home Hospice. Diabetes Prevention Program: 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 (information session) at St. Anthony Hospital. The prevention program is a one-year course for adults ages 18 and older who have a BMI of 25 or greater and those who have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Class begins July 25. Prospective participants can take this free online risk test to learn more about their personal risk factors: http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/ diabetes-risk-test/. For more information or to sign up, contact Lauren Bernstein, RDN, CDE, St.

Anthony Hospital, at 720-321-8316. Parkinson’s Support Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Yogalates: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Experience health benefits of pilates and yoga.

to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Arvada Library, 7525 W. 57th Ave. Learn about the cohousing community in the Geos neighborhood of Arvada, which offers sustainable living, solar, geothermal and green building. Go to www. ralstoncreekcohousing.org. Drop In Tech Help: 1-3 p.m. Monday, July 16 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave.

Family Stories: Illustrating Your Story: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Wheat Ridge Library, 5475 W. 32nd Ave. Use watercolors to create a painting expressing your family story.

WRITING/READING

Free Legal Clinic: Get Help With Visitation Plans: 1-2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, 3500 Illinois St., Suite 1300, Golden. Volunteer attorneys meet via computer link to answer questions, help fill out forms and provide assistance in establishing a visitation plan. Call 303-271-4329. Dates in 2018 are July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

Nuts and Bolts Summer Writing Book Camp: 8 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at Lakewood High School. Participation limited to incoming ninth grade English honors students who will attend any high school in 2018. Contact TigerBoots4749@gmail.com for details and registration.

Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Peck Elementary School, 6495 Carr St., Arvada. The school’s PTA will provide popsicles and a chance for incoming kindergarten families to meet with each other. Peck T-shirts will be for sale. Go to http://peck. jeffcopublicschools.org/

EDUCATION

Public Transportation Training: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 and noon Monday July 30 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Call 303-425-9583 or go to www.apexprd.org. Learn to safely and confidently use RTD.

Learn about Leadership Golden: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at Old Capitol Grill, 1122 Washington Ave., Golden. Join alums and board members for free appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP to Deborah Deal, Deborah@ixpower. com. Go to http://www.leadershipgolden.org for application; deadline to apply is July 31. Meet a Birder, Become a Birder: 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St., Arvada. Learn to identify common local birds by sight and sounds. Led by bird expert Joe LaFleur. Contact 720-898-7405 or https://campscui.active.com/orgs/MajesticViewNatureCenter# to register. Ralston Creek Cohousing Slide Show: 11 a.m.

Coffee Talk: Lakeside History: 1-2:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Community Recreation Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Lakeside opened in 1908; join author David Forsythe to hear about the history of the amusement park. Register by July 24. Go to http://apexprd.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=4131 Editor’s note: Calendar submissions must be received by noon Wednesday for publication the following week. To place a calendar item, go to eventlink.coloradocommunitymedia.com.

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MILESTONES Arvada Julie Friedrichs, of Arvada, graduated in May from Concordia University, Nebraska. Tabbi Kinion, of Arvada, graduated in December with a master’s degree in biology from Miami University. Tyler Lewis, of Arvada, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Chadron State College. Lauren Yaffe, of Arvada, was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Belmont University. Golden Addison Coen, of Golden, received the American Chemical Society certificate in chemistry from Wheaton college. The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society to certify degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. The certified degree requires additional coursework beyond the basic major. Megan Feiner, of Golden, received a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in communication sciences and disorders from Fort Hays State University for the 2018-19 academic year. Feiner is a 2018 graduate of Golden High School. She is the daughter of Helen Feiner, of Golden, and plans to major in communication sciences and disorders. Morgan A. Graybeal, of Golden, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Lisa J. Harrison, of Golden, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Jessica N. King, of Golden, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Ottawa University. Mackenzie Novak, of Golden, graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of the Cumberlands. Novak also was named to the spring 2018 dean’s list.

Lakewood Caitlin G. Barnes, of Lakewood, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Three Lakewood youth athletes qualified for the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in sabre fencing. Jackson Houtz, Mitchell Houtz, and Isabella D’Orazio were scheduled to compete from June 28 to July 7. The USA Fencing National Championships features individual competition in categories from Youth 10 to Veteran 70+ with athletes ranging from ages 8 to 94. The July Challenge includes Division I, Junior and Cadet individual events as well as a senior team competition. Both tournaments include events in all three weapons: epee, foil and saber. To qualify for the USA Fencing National Championship, these fencers competed successfully in several local, regional and national fencing competitions to earn points toward the final summer championships. This level of competition requires not only hours of classes, practices, and individualized coaching sessions, but also a love of the sport, and the ability to persevere. These athletes take classes at the Fencing Academy of Denver in Littleton. This club is run by Tom Strzalkowski who was a member of the 1996 Olympic Fencing Team, as well as a five-time U.S. National Team Member and a three-time NCAA Champion. Abraham M. Ojeda, of Lakewood, was named to the winter 2018 scholastic honor roll at Oregon State University. Katelyn Trager, of Lakewood, graduated May 5 with a bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University. Wheat Ridge Anna Horn, of Wheat Ridge, graduated in May from Concordia University, Nebraska.

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Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in the sand in landlocked Colorado after finding The Island, a beach volleyball facility in southeast Denver. “There’s no beaches here,” said Leuenberger. “I’m from Hermosa Beach where beach volleyball is major league. I used to play at the beach all the time. “When I moved here 3 1/2 years ago, I gave up the sport and then I found this place. It’s is a little bit different than at the beach but it makes me feel good that I’m back into it.” Beach volleyball is booming around the Denver area, with sand courts at bars, clubs and parks. The Island, 2233 S.Geneva St., has six indoor sand courts, two outside and plans are to add six more outdoor courts. Tom Davenport is the owner and he also owns The Oasis at 2400 W. Midway Blvd. in Broomfield. The Oasis has seven indoor and three outdoor beach volleyball courts. There are leagues at both locations with six-on-six competition, four-

on-four and the popular two-on-two doubles that is seen on television and at the Olympics. There is no ocean, sea or bay around the sand courts in Colorado and players don’t have to worry about elements like the wind off the shore. “What is different than an actual beach is the sand is fluffier and deeper,” said Leuenberger. “The sand is more shallow here and that’s the only difference.” Sand in Colorado is sometimes called “jumpers sand” because the sand on the genuine beaches is deeper, which makes in harder to jump. The popularity of beach volleyball is at least partially because of the inclusivity of the sport. “I found is it is a game that lends itself to coed participation,” said Davenport. “You can play with men and women on a court. It’s a relatively level playing field.” And all players are involved. “It has a high degree of immediate gratification,” Davenport said. “Every time the ball comes over the net, especially in doubles beach volleyball, you get to touch it, you get to pass it, set it or hit it. Every point, every play, you are involved. “In golf, you get to hit the ball 100 times around the golf course and you can be either a hero or goat. Volleyball has that same addiction component because of the gratification.” There are some unwritten rules involved the culture at The Island. For instance, a guy never blocks a lady. “There is a volleyball etiquette you have to know here because some people don’t follow it and they don’t last long,” said Adam Wiedel, of

Castle Rock. “People start getting on their cases.” Wiedel lists several reasons people keep playing beach volleyball. “Some people like the competitiveness and some like the sport, some people like the accomplishment, some like to have the beer and some like to have good friends,” he said. “It is whatever drives them to have fun that keeps them coming back.” Gina Engbarth of Centennial plays 20 hours a week. “It is not surprising anymore to play beach volleyball in Colorado,” she said. “Tom (Davenport) has done so much for beach volleyball in Denver. “You can play year round. I don’t know how much more it can grow because there are so many people involved in the sport but, yeah, I think it will continue to grow here in Colorado and across the U.S.” Kris Bredehoft of Englewood is a player and coach. “The sport is definitely big here,” she said. “Girls are solely going for beach scholarships now, where they used to go for hard court. There are a lot of the same principles but it is a hard transition from hard court to beach. “In hard court, players specialize in a position. In beach, you play every position. It makes you more versatile.” Women’s beach volleyball is recognized as an emerging sport by the NCAA with 93 schools, including 54 in Division I, having varsity teams. Colorado Mesa, a Division II school in Grand Junction, is the only college in Colorado to have a team but several other schools are considering adding the sport.

here will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing the above play on words, but the 53-year-old is a Colorado Golf Hall of Famer who will enter her 26th U.S. Golf Association tournaOVERTIME ment. “They (USGA tournaments) were all a big thrill,” said Moore. “It’s always my goal to qualify for them. My goal someday is to do well in Jim Benton one of them. The furthest I’ve gone is the quarterfinals in a Mid-Amateur. Right now this tournament would be the one that sticks out the most. This is against pros and really, really good players. It will be fun. I’m just going to go out and have fun and try to play my best.” The tournament will be at the Chicago Golf Club, one of the five founding clubs of the USGA and the oldest course in the U.S. in continuous use at the same location. The course will be 6,082 yards and play to par 73. Moore, who attended Wheat Ridge High School, shot a 74 on June 12 at Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora to qualify for the inaugural Senior Women’s Open. She won a Colorado-record four consecutive CGA Women’s Stroke Play titles and five overall. Moore was inducted into the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 when she was only 36 years old. Moore was one of four golfers to qualify from the June 12 tournament. Valley Country Club teaching professional Sherry Andonian-Smith and part-time Gunnison resident Marilyn Hardy also qualified along with Patricia Beliard from Katy, Texas. “I’m very excited they are having the first U.S. Senior Women’s Open,” she said. “A lot of people say it is long overdue and as an amateur for me it is a bonus. “Once I heard they were having it, I set my sights on qualifying for it. There is something very special about a USGA event. As an amateur it allows you to play at a high level. And you get to play with great players from other states and across the country.”


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Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. It’s the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up. Differences by amount of coffee consumed and genetic variations were minimal. The results don’t prove your coffee pot is a fountain of youth nor are they a reason for abstainers to start drinking coffee, said Alice Lichtenstein, a Tufts University nutrition expert who was not involved in the research. But she said the results reinforce previous research and add additional reassurance for coffee drinkers. “It’s hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us. Or at least not be bad,” Lichtenstein said. The study was published July 2 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It’s not clear exactly how drinking coffee might affect longevity. Lead author Erikka Loftfield, a researcher at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, said coffee contains more than 1,000 chemical compounds including antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage. Other studies have suggested that substances in coffee may reduce inflammation and improve how the

body uses insulin, which can reduce chances for developing diabetes. Loftfield said efforts to explain the potential longevity benefit are continuing. Adam Taylor, fetching two iced coffees for friends recently in downtown Chicago, said the study results make sense. “Coffee makes you happy, it gives you something to look forward to in the morning,” said Taylor, a sound engineer from Las Vegas. “I try to have just one cup daily,” Taylor said. “Otherwise I get a little hyper.” For the study, researchers invited 9 million British adults to take part; 498,134 women and men aged 40 to 69 agreed. The low participation rate means those involved may have been healthier than the general U.K. population, the researchers said. Participants filled out questionnaires about daily coffee consumption, exercise and other habits, and received physical exams including blood tests. Most were coffee drinkers; 154,000 or almost one-third drank two to three cups daily and 10,000 drank at least eight cups daily. During the next decade, 14,225 participants died, mostly of cancer or heart disease. Caffeine can cause short-term increases in blood pressure, and some smaller studies have suggested that it might be linked with high blood pressure, especially in people with a genetic variation that causes them to metabolize caffeine slowly. But coffee drinkers in the U.K. study didn’t have higher risks than nondrinkers of dying from heart disease and other blood pressure-related causes. And when all causes of death were combined, even slow caffeine metabolizers had a longevity boost. As in previous studies, coffee drinkers were more likely than abstainers to drink alcohol and smoke, but the researchers took those factors into account, and coffee drinking seemed to cancel them out. The research didn’t include whether participants drank coffee black or with cream and sugar. But Lichtenstein said loading coffee with extra fat and calories isn’t healthy.


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Arvada Kmart to close doors The store is the last in the Denver metro area BY SHANNA FORTIER SFORTIER@COLORADOCOMMUNITYMEDIA.COM

The Kmart on West 58th Avenue in Arvada has survived several rounds of store closures. Kmart in Englewood closed in November leaving Arvada as the last metro area location. But this time, it didn’t make the cut. The store will close its doors Sept. 2. “I think it’s a horrible idea,” said James Vaughn, an Arvada resident and Kmart advocate. “I think Walmart keeps coming in here and ruining all these little stores.”

Vaughn shops at the Arvada Kmart about three times a week for all his household needs. It’s his go-to store. “I happen to love Kmart — I was raised on it,” he said while standing in the parking lot after a shopping trip. A neon yellow sign that reads “store closing” reflected in the sun behind him. Sears Holdings, the struggling department store chain which owns Kmart, announced at the end of May that it would close another 72 Sears and Kmart stores as sales plummeted. A notice from the company said sales dropped 31 percent in the most recent quarter, leading to a loss of $424 million. Sales have fallen for more than six straight years, despite efforts to revamp stores. “I believe we were lucky to have it stay open as long as it did,” said

Maureen Phair, executive director of the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority of the Arvada store. “We’re sad to see it go, but again we feel fortunate that it stayed that long for the employees and the people that shop there.” Kmart in Arvada, which leases the space from an investment group out of California, WLA Investments, is within the Ralston Fields Urban Renewal Project Area. Phair met with the property owners to discuss what they would like to see in the space moving forward. “I did tell the property owners that the one thing Arvada Urban Renewal does not want to see is a vacant big box store,” Phair said. The property is zoned for singlestory auto retail, but Phair said AURA would be happy with retail, residential, mixed-use or hospitality.

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