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.”

Bike Brewery Crawl, Ballots & Brews, Pumpkin Carving

October 28, 2018

The Railroad Museum’s Trick or Treat Train will operate again today, from 10AM-4PM.

Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis Street (map) is having a Fall Festival today from 11:30AM-1:30PM. It’s free, and the public is invited. Wear your costumes! They’ll have carnival games, arts & crafts, face painting, a bouncy house, candy and prizes.

Witches Brew at the Golden LibraryThe Library is making Witches’ Brew in the DIY lab from 12:30-2:30PM today. Do you like to tinker, invent and re-imagine things? Drop in and try our DIY space and let the creativity flow. Learn how to make Witches’ Brew in our laboratory, and sample it too, while creating festive Halloween DIY projects. Please wear a Halloween costume, if you have one.

Pedal Pushers Brewery Bike Ride - Golden COPedal Pushers Cyclery is leading a Halloween Brewery Crawl starting from the shop (710 Golden Ridge Road (map) at 3PM. They plan to visit Cannonball Creek, Golden City Brewery, Mountain Toad, and Barrels & Bottles. Get to the shop early and watch the Broncos. If you wear a custom you can enjoy half price beers at Pedal Pushers (yes, the bike shop sells beer).

2018 ElectionFrom 4-6PM, The Underground (1224 Washington Avenue) will host Ballots & Brews. Join us as we rally in support of our Jeffco Democratic candidates! Ballots will be mailed the week of October 15th, so bring your completed ballot with you to the event. After hearing from our special guests, we’ll walk to the nearby drop box to return our ballots, then enjoy some good food and a beer!

They’re expecting an all-star line-up of Special Guests: Ed Perlmutter, Dave Young, Lesley Smith, Rachel Zenzinger, Brittany Pettersen, Jessie Danielson, Tammy Story, Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Chris Kennedy, Monica Duran, Kerry Tipper, Brianna Titone, Lesley Dahlkemper, George Stern, Jerry DiTullio, Scot Kersgaard, Cheryl Cheney, Marjorie Sloan, and Jane Goff.

Holidaily Brewing is hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest from 5-7PM. The beer-tenders will vote on their favorite pumpkins and prizes will be given to one adult and one child. Bring your own pumpkin–they’ll supply carving tools.

Sign Grants, Free JSO Concert, Nature Yoga, New Restaurants and New Hotel

June 18, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider two requests for sign grants: a $2500 request to fund half the cost of signs for the new Colorado Plus Cidery and Pub going in at 1100 Arapahoe Street (the old laundromat), and $200 to help finance signs for Adventure West Tubing, a seasonal tube rental business running in the Golden Mill parking lot.  The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has requested $8500 to pay for the annual concert in Parfet Park that marks the end of the Fine Arts Festival. This year’s concert will take place on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  See the meeting packet for more information.

Tuesday Preview
The Railroad Museum will have their monthly Storytime and Craft tomorrow morning at 10. The Library will have Lego Play & Build at 4PM. The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will offer Nature Yoga at 5PM (register now–they usually fill up). The Library’s monthly book group meets from 6-7PM, discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Nature Yoga at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center

The Local Licensing Authority meets tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 19th) at 2:30 in City Council Chambers. They will review several applications for new licenses: a new restaurant (called “Launch) at 18455 W. Colfax Ave.; the new “Origin Red Rocks” hotel at 18485 W. Colfax Ave., and a new restaurant (called “Tributary Food Hall) at 701 12th St. Public hearing for each of these licenses will be held on July 25th.

Foss Liquor - Golden ColoradoThe judge will also consider three request to modify premises for existing liquor licensed businesses: Barrels & Bottles plans a 5th anniversary party on September 2nd and 3rd, and they want to use the parking lot north of the building for their celebration. Dirty Dogs Roadhouse plans a special event on July 14th and they want to sell liquor in their parking lot that day. The Foss Company is reconfiguring the space for their liquor store at 1224 Washington Avenue. Based on the drawings provided, it looks like the new version of the store will be smaller and will be located only on the west side of the building. The storefront on Washington Avenue will be dedicated to a new retail use.  See the meeting packet for more information.