Preview of June Events in Golden

June 1, 2019

Miners Alley Playhouse – Queen of Conspiracy through June 23rd

Foothills Art Center – Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future (through June 10th), Amuse Yeux: A Small Delight for the Eyes (Starts June 7th), Evolving Perceptions, Studio Art Quilt Associates (Starts June 28th), Alex McLeod: NPC Hell

Golden History Museum – Golden Above the Clouds, Craft Beer and Pizza, Malted Milk, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery

7AM-1:15 PM – Senior Law Day
8AM-1PM – Golden Farmers Market
9AM-5PM – Wild West/Steampunk Days at the Railroad Museum
9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
9AM-3PM – Babysitting Course for 11-14 year olds at the Community Center Register – Class #452410
9AM-12PM – Build a tabletop putting green with your child at Home Depot
9-10AM – Yoga in Parfet Park (Donation based)
10AM-12:30PM – Julie Richardson performs live music on the patio at the Golden Visitors Center
10AM-12PM – Summer Reading program blasts off at the Library
10AM – Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily Brewing
10AM – Coffee with a Councilor
11AM-3PM – Fund-raiser for the Golden Fire Dept at Colorado Plus 49 Cidery & Pub
1-5PM – Golden Optimists Volunteer Open House
3-9PM – Excellence in Climbing Celebration at the Mountaineering Center with carnival games, museum tours, vendors, food trucks, and local beverages
5-8:30PM – Golden Super Cruise
5-7:30PM – Robbery at the Railroad Museum
7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
Live Music:
GOLDEN VISITORS CENTER – Julie Richardson, 10AM-12:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
The Buffalo Rose – Idol X – The Billy Idol Live Experience, 7PM
Cast Iron Tavern – Slyjax, 2-5PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Band of Brothers, 3-7PM, Shot in the Dark, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Midnight Vinyl, 4-8PM

Coffee with a Ranger, 8AM
Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet 9AM-7PM
Wild West Days at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 9AM-5PM
For the Love of Pride Film Festival, 1-4:30PM
Pick-Up Soccer Games, 4PM
Robbery at the Railroad, 5PM

Tributary Hall Food Hall & Drinkery Job Far
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
Astronaut-ka-doodle at the Library
Of Mines and Beer! at the History Museum
Sight Singing Classes with the Golden Concert Choir

Train Talks at the RR Museum
Visioning the Future of Golden at Foothills Art Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Field Trip: North Golden Open Space

TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
Yoga & Tea at Old Barrel Tea Co.
Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
Planning Commission – Phase 2 of R2 Zoning Changes
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley Playhouse

Public Art Commission
Wee Create: Outdoor Art at the Library
Farm to Table Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Universe of Surprise with Magic Rob at the Library
Art Rocks the Toad! with Jesse Crock
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Healthy Skin Summer Essentials at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Farmers Market
Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
Rocket Blast Mini-Camp at the Community Center
Kids Bike Rodeo
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at American Legion Post 21
Quick Class: Tasty Tumeric at Natural Grocers
Dance & Yoga Night at YourAshtanga Yoga
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

SPARK! Alzheimer’s Assn Program at Foothills Art Center
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: History of an Obsessive Quilter
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

MOMS Club of Golden
Solar Printing at the Library
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing – CMC Members 20-40
Space Junk at the Library
GURA Board Meeting

Sew Together Bag at Golden Quilt Company
Space Junk at the Library
VIBE@Five with the Chamber at the Goosetown Events Center
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK at Natural Grocers
Golden Beer Talks – Jim Clawson
EDComm Meeting

Hand Embroidery Basics with Rita Meyerhoff
La Freeway: Long’s Peak to the Arapahos in 16 Hours at the Mountaineering Center

Invisible Forces: A Physics Challenge at the Library
City Council Business Meeting

Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Locomotives
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Certified Food Protection Manager ServSafe Training at the Elks Lodge
Golden Farmers Market
Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Sketching with Watercolors with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Family, Fun & Fossils at Dinosaur Ridge
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Responsible Service of Alcohol Class at the Elks Lodge

Full Moon
Blast Off: Apollo Art
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Western Women through American Art at the Golden History Museum
Downtown Development Authority
Story Time Under the Stars at the Library

Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
MUFON: UFOs in America at the Library
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group: Beauty in the Briken Places at Allison Pataki at the Library
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Negotiating Off Trail Rocky Terrain at the Mountaineering Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Meeting

Planning Commission Study Session

Golden Young Professionals (Chamber)
Sustainability Series at Golden Real Estate: Water Conservation
Armchair Traveler – Trekking Nepal Photographic & Food Tasting Evening at the Mountaineering Center

Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Farmers Market
Yoga in the Park
Critique Class with Lea McComas at the Quilt Museum
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Gran Fondo (Bike Race)
Golden Library Textile Society
Pick-Up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Pegmatites at the Geology Museum
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Golden Bike Cruise – Costume Theme is Cartoon Characters

Bike to Work Day Breakfast Stations
Bike to Work Day Party Station (After Work)
Sustainability Board Meeting
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library

Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Golden Summer Jam – Fund Raiser for the Golden Civic Foundation
Hoppy Hour at Foothills Animal Shelter (Fund Raiser)
Member Preview – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association at Foothills Art Center
Flower Power Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals
City Council Regular Business Meeting

Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: Cabooses
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Art and Conversation: Morality within the realm of Artificial Intelligence with Foothills Art Center at the Golden Library

Golden Farmers Market
Homesteaders Day at the Golden History Park
Celestial Henna for Teens and Adults at the Library
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Part 1 at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Be a Foster Event with Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos at the History Museum
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

Summer-ish, Parking, and City Council

May 23, 2019

This is the Last Day Of School for Jeffco Students! Their summer is off to a chilly start, with a high today in the mid-40s, rain and possible snow. The City’s waterpark, the Splash, will open on Saturday. Currently, the forecast for that day is a high of 70–positively tropical!

Here’s a cheerful summer fact: The Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program have children’s bikes for $10! (Or free, for families who lack the means to cover the $10.)

A Brief Follow-Up on Parking at the High School
Yesterday, I wrote about the developers of a proposed apartment building at 24th and Jackson and their hopes of using the high school parking lot to meet their parking requirements. As of yesterday, the School District Superintendent said that “Our discussions with JCHA have failed to reach a mutually agreeable outcome and we are presently no longer negotiating.” So we’ll see what happens next.

Council Issues
City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will begin with Proclamations regarding Memorial Day, the US Marine Corps Memorial, Building Safety Month, Gun Violence Awareness Day, and departing Deputy City Clerk Andrea De Luca. They will consider approving a Final Plat for the 8 new town homes at 148 Washington Avenue.

City Staff will provide an update on their “due diligence” activities regarding the Coors office building that the City plans to purchase. This includes making sure the title is clear, that the building is ADA compliant, that they have an accurate survey of the property, that the building be inspected for structure, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical problems. They also need an environmental assessment with soil test borings at the north end of the property, near the railroad and the tank farm. They also need to inventory the furniture and equipment that Coors plans to leave with the building. Staff is also negotiating with community groups that might want to move into the building.

Staff will also discuss how the City will finance the project. The initial cost will be $12.5 million. Until they finish defining how they will use the property, it’s hard to say how much they’ll need for renovations. Staff recommends that they add $11.5 million to the amount they plan to borrow, for a total of $24 million. Staff will bring the debt plan to council in June and they expect to close on the property in July or August.

Council will also consider a contract with Anderson Hallas Architects to conduct a space study and do design work regarding the new building. This will cost $109K.

The business meeting will be followed by a study session in which they will hear a proposal that the Golden History Museum and Foothills Art Center collaborate and cohabitate in the new Civic Center (Coors office building).

The study session will also include a 30 minute discussion regarding warm weather code enforcement issues including pet waste, weeds, smoking, curfew violations, creek management, park rangers, homelessness, and the Super Cruise.

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6PM
New Terrain Brewing – GoldenGrass Pre-Party, 6-9PM

Support Golden Businesses

May 16, 2019

City Council will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. This is a study session, so no public comment will be accepted. They will hear an overview of the proposed R-2 zoning code updates. These are the changes the city is proposing in response to citizen dismay regarding recent growth and oversized redevelopment projects.

They will also hear an update on the Family Justice Center and discuss new building, construction, fire, and electrical codes. They will hear an update on the use of our green circulator buses. Read their meeting packet to learn more about these topics….

At yesterday’s CBAC meeting, the Finance Director reported that our sales tax revenues have been declining, which may indicate “an overall slowing of the local economy.” Now more than ever–support Golden businesses! Here are several opportunities to do so:

3-10PM Cafe 13 is hosting Thoughtful Thursday. 10% of all revenue will be donated to The Neighborhood Rehab Project (“Be a Tool”). This organization works with Golden homeowners to keep their homes warm, safe, and dry.

5-9PM Avalanche Harley Davidson is hosting a Heroes Appreciation Night. Active Duty & Military Veterans and First Responders eat free. All others pay $5 for meals of BBQ Chicken or Pork Phillys. Live music by the Vindicators. Enter to win a 2019 IRON 883.

5-6PM Golden Real Estate will offer the next in its popular educational series about sustainable homeownership. Tonight, Steve Stevens will talk about Sustainable Renovation. Learn about the best designs and materials to reduce energy use in your home. Reserve your seat by sending an email to

6-9PM Mountain Toad Brewing is hosting Cheese Night. Enjoy a night with speciality cheeses especially picked to pair with Mountain Toad craft brews from our friends at Cheese Ranch.

6-8PM Launch Espresso Food Spirits is hosting a painting night with Art on the Brix. Learn more….

6PM Group Road Ride leaves from Big Ring Cycles, 600 12th St.

6:30-8PM Learn how to build Pegboard Shelves at Home Depot. Learn more….

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music: