Ed Perlmutter, Earth Sweet, and UllrGrass

January 28, 2017

Congressman Ed Perlmutter will be at Natural Grocers this morning from 10-noon.  Government in the Grocery – Provides constituents with an easy and convenient way to meet one-on-one with Ed Perlmutter and his staff about issues, concerns, and needs.

Earth Sweet Botanicals will be celebrating their 1st Anniversary today from noon – 5PM.  They’ll have food & drinks, giveaways, live music, and free spa treatments provided by Urban Escape Day Spa.  Be sure you stop in and congratulation them, and enjoy the celebration.

UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival - Golden Colorado

Ullr Grass continues today.  NoGo Gilbillies, Running Out of Road, Thunder & Rain, CORAL CREEK, and Chain Station will be playing in Parfet Park from 11AM-6:30PM.  The Beer Festival will run in Parfet Park from 1-4PM.  The evening performances will be at the Buffalo Rose from 5:30PM – close.  The Good Time Travelers, Ragged Union, Susannah!, Steel River, Cornmeal, and Liver Down The River will be playing tonight.  The Beer Fest only ticket costs $45.  The UllrGrass music (day and evening) and Beer Fest is $70.  Daytime show – music only is $25.  Day and evening shows – music only is $45.

Sustainability Night

November 29, 2016

Golden Sustainability Night

Plan to attend the first ever Golden Sustainability Night tomorrow, November 30th, starting at 5PM at the Mountaineering Center.  It should be fun!  They’ll have food trucks (Rolling Dough, Smokey J’s BBQ and Pink Zebra Cupcakes) and craft beer from New Terrian Brewing and Holidaily Brewing.

There will be a special kid zone, with activities such as “Who Polluted Clear Creek?”

The event will feature a keynote talk given by Colorado State Historian Patty Limerick. Patty is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history.

Short presentations will be given by industry experts on topics ranging from green building and renewable energy to alternative transportation and water conservation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to browse a variety of vendor booths, enjoy refreshments, and participate in prize drawings and hands-on learning activities for the whole family. Golden’s Sustainability Night is a great opportunity to learn more about the City’s green initiatives and meet with industry experts on a variety of topics.  Learn more….

Quilts, Energy, and Beer

September 11, 2016

The Story QuiltWomen of the Plains – source storyquiltproject.com

The Quilt Museum kicks off their “Sunday at the Museum” series this afternoon from 2-4 with The Story Quilts of Jean Wolk.  According to the Story Quilts website:  From 1980 to her death in 2011, Jewell created nine story quilts and planned a tenth. For many of the quilts she spent years researching the stories. This included interviews with dozens of people who lived the stories shown on the quilts and research in libraries, museums and related information sources.  The Quilt Museum is located at 1213 Washington Ave. (map)

The Renewable Energy lecture series continues tonight at 6PM at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue (map).  For National Drive Electric Week we’ll hear from Jim Smith and others who are happily driving an electric car and why they’re never going back. Jim is the owner of Golden Real Estate and lets his brokers and clients try the firm’s Tesla or Volt, which convinced many of them to get one themselves. Driving is believing. Jim is anchoring the event with his PowerPoint presentation entitled “Gas Powered Cars Are Obsolete – And Here’s Why.” Learn why EVs are more pleasant to drive, how their overall cost may beat out comparable gasoline cars, how “range anxiety” can cease to be an issue, and more. Some Tesla, Volt, and Leaf test drives will be available. Contact: Martin Voelker, 303-215-1110 or mv@martinvoelker.com.

Golden Beer TalksTuesday’s Golden Beer Talk will feature Ken Regelson–an energy policy analyst, storyteller, and clean energy advocate.   In a world of boring, heavy, complex information about energy and climate change, Ken’s talks are a breath of fresh air – fun, upbeat, quick, and clear! This talk will cover renewable energy cost and comfort, as well as strategies for transitioning to 100% renewable energy—or darn close. Other topics will be electrifying cars and the surprising changes in the last year that may indicate a tipping point for renewable energy.   Golden Beer Talks is a monthly lecture series that covers a variety topics and features beer from one of Golden’s craft breweries.  It takes place at Windy Saddle Cafe in downtown Golden.  See the website for more details.

THE PLAGUE and Other Vector-Borne Diseases in Colorado

March 6, 2016

You may recall that last summer, plague-infected squirrels were found in Parfet Park.  Plague isn’t just something you studied in medieval history–it’s endemic, right here in Colorado.  You can learn more about it Tuesday night (3/8) at 6:30 at Windy Saddle Cafe.

This month’s Golden Beer Talk features Dr. Kenneth Gage of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Dr. Gage will discuss recent plague cases in our region, and provide useful information about how the disease is transmitted and diagnosed.

In his work with the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), based in Fort Collins, Gage oversees efforts to prevent and control diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, fleas and mites—including plague, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Zika virus and Heartland virus.

GoldenBeerTalks2SMGolden Beer Talks are held the second Tuesday of every month at Windy Saddle Cafe.  It’s our local version of TED Talks.  Why do we call it a “Beer Talk?”  Because every month, we bring in beer from one of the Golden breweries and give a brief talk about the beer before the main speaker. This month’s beer will come from our newest brewery–Holidaily Brewing Company, which makes gluten-free beer.

Food and beer are available for purchase, but there is no cover charge, and no purchase is required.  It’s just a fun and enlightening community get-together.  Learn more about Golden Beer Talks and listen to recordings of our past speakers:  www.goldenbeertalks.org.

Movies, beer, and history

February 18, 2016

Thirsty Thursday at the American Mountaineering Center

The Mountaineering Center is the place to be tonight.  Not only is the Colorado Environmental Film Festival kicking off, they’re having Thirsty Thursday at the Mountaineering Museum!  As always, they’re offing free admission, live music, craft beer, and gear giveaways.  This month’s beer comes from Renegade Brewing Company, the music is provided by Scott Brooks Band, and the gear giveaway is sponsored by Zeal.

Meanwhile, down the street at the Golden History Center, Ed Weising will be telling stories about Golden’s Cast of Characters, including railroad founder William Loveland and Transcript founder George West.  Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Things to do of a Saturday

January 23, 2016

This is the final weekend to see the In the British Tradition: Hand-Stitched Reproduction Quilts by Carolyn König at the Quilt Museum.
Barbed WireNorth Table Mountain

The Golden Scenic Hiking Meetup has two hikes planned this weekend:  they’ll be trekking to the top of North Table Mountain today at 1PM and visiting the Dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur Ridge tomorrow at 1.  All are welcome to join in.  Sign up at the meetup site.
Barbed WireThe Colorado Cowboy Gathering is going great guns (so to speak).  Today’s daytime lineup includes all the performers scheduled in entertaining “themed” sessions, both in the Campfire Sessions Room (on the lowest level) and in the Roundup Sessions (third floor theater.)  You’ll get non-stop entertainment from 10-5 for a $30 ticket!  The mainstage show tonight begins at 7:30.  The evening show is $35.
Barbed WireWhatever your plans today, try to include a meal at the Lions Club’s Chili Supper.  The Chili is free, and pints of beer from Barrels & Bottles, Mountain Toad, and Golden City Brewery are $5.  They’re open from 2-7PM, at the Golden Masonic Building, 400 10th St.  Map

Free chili! (corrected date: Jan 23rd)

January 5, 2016

chili-beer-supperThe Lions Club’s annual chili supper is scheduled for Saturday night, January 23rd.  This year, they’re taking a new approach:  the chili is free, and three of Golden’s craft breweries (Barrels & Bottles, Mountain Toad, and Golden City Brewery) will be selling beer for $5 a pint.  All proceeds will go to support the Lions’ many charitable and community service projects.  This event is always fun, and this year promises to be tastier than ever!  Be sure to get it on your calendar!

Jan 23rd, 2-7PM, at the Golden Masonic Building, 400 10th St.  Map

Ski movie and parking meters

November 19, 2015

Tonight at the Mountaineering Museum (10th & Washington), Powder7 will present a screening of MSP’s latest ski flick.   At 6pm they will have Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery beer and free admission to the museum.  The doors open at 7pm for the film and the movie begins at 8pm.  All proceeds go to the American Mountaineering Museum.  To get tickets please visit http://www.powder7.com/Matchstick-Productions-Fade-to-Winter–Other/sale
Or stop by Powder7 (880 Brickyard Circle) for $5 tickets!

parkingmeterCity Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  Tonight’s hot topic is likely to be downtown parking.  City staff has been studying our over-taxed parking capacity.  They have concluded that the biggest factor in our parking congestion is 200-300 cars each day coming to the School of Mines.  The college charges for parking, and the city offers it for free, so Mines people park in downtown lots.  The city plans to start writing more parking tickets, and they are recommending that Council approve permit parking for some downtown spots, and paid (metered) parking for some spots.

There are no public hearing items tonight, so if you want to address council, you must be there at the beginning of the meeting, for the general public comment period.  The meeting will be broadcast live on cable channel 8 and through the city website.


Chili & beer and coffee & beer and data

October 13, 2015

Chili Cookoff

Based on Dave Powers’ pictures of the Stomp Your Boots Chili Cookoff and Beer Tasting, we can safely say that “a good time was had by all.” Check the photos–you might see yourself, or someone you know!

Tonight’s Golden Beer Talk at Windy Saddle Cafe features Mark Overly discussing A Coffee Journey to Sumatra and beer from Mountain Toad Brewery. Come join us! Learn more….

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night’s Jeffco Innovators Workshop will feature John (Grizz) Deal, discussing BIG DATA: Big Opportunity or Big Hype? What it means to biz owners & operators. It takes place at City Hall, starting at 6:30, and all are welcome!


September 17, 2015

Thirsty Third Thursday at the Mountaineering Museum

Tonight’s Thirsty Third Thursday at the Mountaineering Museum runs from 5:30-8:30.  As always, it includes beer, gear giveaways, live music, and free museum admission.  All ages are welcome.  This month’s beer comes from Station 26 Brewing, in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood.  The Museum is located at 710 10th Street, Golden, CO (map)

Don’t forget Foothills Art Center‘s Town Hall Meeting tonight, from 5:30-7.  They want the public’s input on their future plans, and to show their appreciation for your time, they will give you two tickets to see the 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibit, opening September 19th.

If you’re a Leadership Golden alumnus, plan to attend their annual meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 at Calvary Church.  They’ll be serving Thai food!

Tonight’s live music options:

BUFFALO ROSE – Dave Frisk (in the bar) 6:00 p.m.
GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY – Gary and Laurie 7-10:00 p.m.
GRAPPA MEDITERRANEAN BISTRO – When It Was 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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