Children’s Theater, Student Art, Thyroids, Chocolate, and Live Music

March 30, 2019

Miners Alley Children’s Theater in opening a new show today at 1PM. Call 303-935-3044 for more information. This will run through April 27th. Performances will be at 1PM on March 30th, April 4th, and 13th, and at both 11AM and 1PM on April 20th & 27th.

The Jeffco Student Exhibition: The Power of Process at Foothills Art Center will close after tomorrow, so if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you visit today (10AM-5PM) or tomorrow (12-5PM). This show features the work of Jefferson County arts students as curated by the teachers. The show focuses on the unique creative process of the students. Over 50 students from our local community are on display in this diverse and dynamic exhibition.

Natural Grocers (map) is offering a free class today from 12-1:30PM – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? During this 60 minute seminar Dr. Harrison will introduce the prevalence, causes and effects of thyroid dysfunction and why it is an “epidemic” in the western world. He will discuss how and why it is commonly misdiagnosed and explain ways for you to identify and manage this condition. More information

Natural Grocers is also offering a Quick Class from 5-5:30PM: Got Chocolate? Gotta have chocolate? Then you’re one of us! Indulge in a chocolatey daze of delectable sweetness when you discover everything there is to know about the smooth, satisfying richness that is irresistible chocolate! Did someone say samples? We did! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!More information

Tonight’s Live Music

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM | Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music, 7-11PM

Sunday Preview

Jeffco Open Space will lead a Spring Storytelling and Walk tomorrow at 1PM at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Listen to a story with about Nature, Place, or Wildlife, and take a walk through the Lookout Mountain Preserve.

Program is geared for ages 6 and up. Story will take place inside Lookout Mountain Nature Center and then we will take a short hike on the Forest Loop within the Lookout Mountain Preserve. Please dress for the weather. Any further questions please call 720-497-7600. Program is free, but prior registration is required.

FREE Carnival, Horse Lecture, Scavenger Hunt

March 16, 2019

The JOY (Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters) event at the School of Mines will be held indoors, in the Volk Gymnasium (1451-1489 Illinois St. – Map). This 10AM-2PM event is a FREE carnival, full of STEM-related activities. All are welcome.

Golden High School and Stage Right Productions will perform Big Fish – The Musical today at 1:30 and 6:30. Tickets – Adults $10; Students/Seniors/Thespians $5 (Map).

The is the final day for the Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map). They’re open from 8:30AM-4PM. Admission is $5 for either one or TWO people!

For horse-oriented people: the Horse Protection League is hosting a talk today from 1-3PM on Equine Behavior and Ground Manners. The event is free and open to the public. (Map)

The CSM Geology Museum (map) is offering a free scavenger hunt this weekend, and the first four kids who complete it will get free emeralds! The Museum is open 9AM-4PM.

Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
The Buffalo Rose – Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys, 8PM, Dorado album release party at 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk Band, 7-11P

Sunday Preview
The Buffalo Rose will host a St. Patrick’s Day Variety Show from 4:30-11:30 tomorrow night with Green Beer, Entertainment, and Fresh Food Specials.

The Library will have Teen After Hours: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt from 5-7PM.

Coffee with Councilors and a Trip to the Spa

February 9, 2019
Coffee with Councilors

Saoirse Charis-Graves and Casey Brown are hosting their monthly Coffee with a Councilor this morning at 10AM at Bean Foster’s (map). There’s a lot going on in town, and this is the best place to learn all about it and ask questions.

Virtuosity Dance Centre (map) is hosting a Spa Day Fundraiser today from 1-5. Come relax as we pamper you and your loved ones! Choose from a menu of services. You can get as many as you want! These are all walk in services, but don’t worry…if there is a wait, you can relax with snacks, sugar scrubs, and scalp massages in the waiting room.

Massage – $20
Facials/Skin Treatment – $10
Waxing – $5
Hair Styling – $5
Pedicures/Manicures – $5

This is all to benefit our dancers who are heading to NYC this summer for a week of dance and learning.

Virtuosity Dance Centre, 109 N. Rubey Drive, Unit C, Golden, CO (map

Tonight’s Live Music
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – The Strange Parade (Doors Tribute) and Ten Years Gone (Led Zeppelin Tribute), 7PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Soultyme, 8-11P

Open Space, Restaurants, Music, and Coffee with a Councilor

February 8, 2019

Jeffco Open Space will be conducting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair today and tomorrow at the JCOS Administration Building, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100 (map). The times are Friday 4:30-6:30PM and Saturday 10AM-2PM.

From observing wildlife and assisting visitors to bringing history to life, volunteers find many ways to contribute to Jeffco Open Space (JCOS). Join us at Jeffco Open Space Headquarters to learn more about the different opportunities to get involved! Meet current volunteers and work with staff to find the best fit for your interests. More information

This weekend is the end of Winter Lights/Winter Nights. Many Golden restaurants are offering specials and discounts, so take advantage of the deals before Sunday night!

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Barrels and Bottles – Lucas, 6PM
Nomad Taqueria and Beer Garden at Origin Red Rocks – Dave Christie – One Man Ruckus, 4-6PM

Saturday Morning Preview
Tomorrow morning at 10AM, Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves will have Coffee with a Councilor at Bean Fosters, 720 Golden Ridge Road. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the “good of Golden.” For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or

8th Street Project Approved, New Art Program Proposed

February 7, 2019

The new apartments and hotel on 8th Street were approved by the Planning Commission last night. The discussion was heated. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the meeting live, you can always review it by scrolling down to the Planning Commission section on the City’s Agenda page and clicking the link that says “Audio.”

Commissioner Cameron reminded the assembled audience that positions would be opening on several of the City’s boards and commissions (though not Planning Commission), and now is the time to submit an application to serve.

Today’s Events:
9AMPublic Art Commission Meeting – They will consider launching a program of pop-up art exhibits and encouraging people to photograph and share them on Instagram.

10AMEverything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs)

11:15AMWee Create Color Mixing at the Library

At 4PM, Oliver Jagoutz, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will discuss Low-latitude Arc-continent Collision as a Driver for Global Cooling. The talk will take place in room 241 of Berthoud Hall (map). Learn more….

From 5:30-7:30, the Library will host Kindness Rocks. The Kindness Rocks Project has one simple goal: promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients. Paint a rock and leave in a public area to inspire kindness. Rocks and supplies provided. Please be respectful and leave no trace in our open spaces and protected areas.

The Backcountry Film Festival will happen at the Mountaineering Center from 7-9:30 this evening. The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Filmmaker, Philip Huffeldt from Wool Hat Creative Productions, will give a short presentation and Q&A session about the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative : Human-powered project that is part of this year’s festival. Learn more and buy tickets….

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
Bridgewater Grill in the Golden Hotel – Teresa Carroll, Mr Joe Lopez bass, Ed Stephen guitar and Dave Rolhf drums, 6-9PM
New Terrain – Music by the Mesa – Shawn Nelson Band, 6-9PM

Friday Preview
Canadian Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner: Latest News and Evolution of Our Bilateral Relationship – OLLI Speaker at the Unitarian Church
10AM Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate at the Courthouse
1PM Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Settling Colorado
See the Calendar of Events for the details….

Fun Run and Live Music Tonight in Golden

December 27, 2018

Runners High has moved from their temporary location in the old frame shop into their new store at 2120 Ford Street (map). Their weekly Fun Run will start at 6PM at the store. Their Facebook page says, “Let’s do a nice low key run on the west side of Clear Creek. Bring your headlamps!”

Tonight’s Live Music:
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY – Music by the Mesa – Two Drunken Hearts, 6-9PM

Author Visit, Black Friday, A Christmas Carol, Live Music, Elf Run

November 23, 2018

Author Rich Grant will be at the Railroad Museum from 1-2 this afternoon to sign copies of his latest book: 100 Things To Do In Denver Before You Die: Second Edition.

Today is Black Friday, and lots of Golden’s locally-owned small businesses have special deals today.  Please make sure you check today’s Golden Business News to see if something catches your eye.  There will be even more specials tomorrow, for Small Business Saturday.

It’s time to get your tickets to this year’s version of A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley Playhouse:

This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only five actors to bring Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this Miners Alley adaptation that has already become your favorite holiday celebration!

Tonight’s Live Music

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM

Barrels and Bottles – Giant Zero, 6PM

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – The Tony Luke Coup, 7PM

Saturday Preview

5K Elf Run in downtown Golden to support Be A Tool

The Be a Tool 5K Run will begin at 8:30 tomorrow morning under the Howdy Folks arch. Mens & women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall winner and 1st place for 12 and under will receive a medal.   It’s not too late to register!

City Council, Holiday Art Mart, GHS Plays, and Live Music

November 15, 2018

The Sustainability Board will meet at 6PM in the Public Works building, 1445 10th St. They will compile feedback and draft preliminary recommendations for goals to discuss with City Council at an upcoming meeting.

Hunger Free Golden - Golden ColoradoCity Council meets at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will hear from Bethany Thomas, the Chair of Hunger Free Golden. This group has accomplished a number of things this year to ensure that low-income families in Golden have access to fresh, healthy food. They have arranged for GoFarm to distribute 311 local food shares. They have worked to increase enrollment in SNAP (formerly food stamps) and WIC programs. They set up a “Healthy Corner Store” pilot program at the East Tincup Market (17881 W. Colfax Avenue – Map). They’re doing good work.

After that, Council will adjourn to an Executive Session (no public access) “For Determining Positions Relative To Matters That May Be Subject To Negotiations; Developing Strategy For Negotiations; And Instructing Negotiators Regarding Property Lying East Of Ford Street Near 10th Street.” This often means that the City plans to buy some property. In this fall’s budget discussions, City staff has been emphasizing how tight our finances are, so perhaps it means something different this time. “East of Ford near 10th Street” is a pretty small area, so it will be interesting to learn what they’re discussing.

East of Ford in Golden CO
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Rick Weiss, the founding director of SciLine, will offer a free talk today at 5:30PM in Brown Hall W210 at the Colorado School of Mines about “Evidence in an Era of Synthetic Credibility.” The talk is free, but reserve your spot online. Refreshments will be served.   Brown Hall W210, 1610 Illinois Street, Golden, CO (map)

Accel at Golden Ridge will host a free talk at 6PM: After the Diagnoses: Scrambling to Put the Pieces Together.

Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center in Golden ColoradoIf you’re a member of Foothills Art Center, you can attend their Member Preview of this year’s Holiday Art Market from 6-8PM.

Shelton Elementary will celebrate International Night from 6-7:30PM. Shelton Elementary students represent dozens of countries and cultures. Come learn more and experience a night of foods from around the globe!

Golden High School’s Stage Right Productions will present Student Directed One-Acts tonight at 7:30. Buy Tickets here….

Tonight’s Live Music:
Live Music in Golden ColoradoAce Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Golden Hotel – Teresa Carroll and her Jazz Quartet, 6-9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Ryan Flores, 7-10PM
New Terrain Brewing – Shaky Hand String Band, 7-10PM

Holiday Craft Fair/Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange

November 10, 2018

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate GrangeThe Golden Gate Grange is having a Holiday Craft Fair/Bake Sale today from 9AM-4PM. Browse a wonderful selection of items from local crafters and artists including an array of items including the photography of Barb Bliss; books by local author Mary Ramstetter; photos, calendars, cards by Mr. P’s Pics; pottery by local artist, Judy Madison; an array of spectacular jewelry and accessories by Helene Arendt, Starfire Studios, Elle Phillips, Vicki Renee Originals; leather and western accessories by Kismet Designs, beautiful handmade dragons for kids; handcrafted wooden toys and art; Christmas decorations, artwork, jams, jellies, soaps, candles, gift baskets, antiques and vintage treasures, unique pocket knives, bee and bat boxes, natural oils, baked goods and much more!! Lunch will be available. Free admission.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Route 93 in Golden (map).

Janet Nunn class at Foothills Art Center - Golden COAt 10AM Foothills Arts Center offers “Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn.” In this class participants learn to paint notecards with watercolor techniques. We cover splattering paint, washes, masking the white of the paper, all on notecards. This small format makes it easy to put a painting together. What a perfect time of year to create your own note cards. $5 materials fee. Non-members $105 / Members $90.

At 10AM, there will be a Suicide Prevention & Remembrance WalkThis is a community-wide walk that will start in Parfet Park in downtown Golden and end on the Colorado School of Mines campus on Kafadar Commons in front of the CoorsTek building.  Learn more….

11AM:  A Mental Health Wellness Fair will be held immediately following the community walk at the CoorsTek Center (1523 Illinois Street) and will conclude the week’s suicide prevention events. Booths will be hosted by campus and community organizations working to support suicide prevention and mental health. A variety of resources will be made available to the public for free.

From 12-3PM, the three new stores in the Foss Building will celebrate a joint grand opening and ribbon-cutting.  Stop by and check them out!

Barrels & Bottles is celebrating the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marines today from 3-10PM. They will donate a portion of sales from today through Monday to the DAV. They will also accept gently used coats, warming layers, Gloves, scarfs, and hats.

Live Music Tonight
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Soultyme, 8PM
Mountain Toad Brewing – Kenny Lee Young with Chris Carter, 6-8PM

Mines Little Theater - She Kills MonstersSee Mines Little Theatre’s performance of “She Kills Monsters,” by Qui Nguyen! “She Kills Monsters” is an action-adventure dramedy about loss, discovery, and a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  The performance will take place in the theater at the Mountaineering Center (10th & Washington). Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash or check only). Tickets are $7 for students and faculty and $10 for community members.  Doors open at 6:30 and seats are first come first served.

Sunday Preview

The Golden History Museum will open the 1968 Golden Time Capsule tomorrow morningWitness the exciting and long-anticipated opening of Golden’s 1968 time capsule, which has been buried in front of Golden City Hall. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a day of celebration, programs, and free admission to the Golden History Museum. The Museum opens at 10 a.m. and ceremonies begin at 11 a.m

The Quilt Museum will host Sunday at the Museum from 2-4 tomorrow, with the intriguing name, “A Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts.”

Textiles, Transporation, Yoga on Tap, and Trivia

November 6, 2018

Fall Creek Path - Golden Colorado

This is the first time I’ve mentioned it, because I’m sure you’re hearing enough for other sources, but…DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!  It’s a long ballot.  If you find it overwhelming, you might want to use the League of Women Voters’ non-partisan online voters guide.  If you enter your address, they’ll provide a customized guide for you with the ballot language and the arguments pro and con from both sides.

The South Golden Merchants will meet this afternoon at 2PM at Pizza Hut.

The Library’s Textile Society will meet from 5:30-7:30PM. Spin a yarn at Golden Library’s drop-in fiber arts program. Relax with your craft for a few hours while fiber enthusiasts help you through difficult patterns or simply explain a new-to-you technique. All skill levels welcome.

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board is scheduled to meet tonight at 6PM, but no agenda has been posted.

New Terrain Brewing offers Yoga on Tap tonight from 6-7PM. Come loosen up and join us for weekly yoga classes! Tuesdays from 6-7pm we meet for classes in the Terminus Room, followed up with some hydrating brews in the Taproom. Class costs $16 at the door and includes a beer or kombucha afterwards! We have some seriously wonderful instructors on the schedule to add a little grace to your week.

The Ace Hi Tavern will host trivia night beginning at 7PM.

Wednesday Preview
10AM – Dinosaur Ridge – TriceraTOTs
1PM – Tour the City’s Recycling Facility.
5PM – Woman’s Wilderness for Teens
5:30PM – Untamed – Medicine in Wilderness
6:30PM – Pulk (Winter Sled) Building Clinic

Many thanks to the people and organizations who support "What's Happening in Golden."