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.