Coffee with Councilors, Theater, Lots of Music, and an Apres Ski Party

April 6, 2019
Coffee with Councilors

Councilors Saoirse Charis-Graves and Casey Brown will have Coffee With Councilors this morning at 10, at the home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry, 618 Golden Eagle Circle (map). There’s a lot going on in town, including the 120 day building moratorium, the disposition of the Astor House, and the imminent $12.25 million acquisition of the Coors office building and property in Goosetown (to be voted on this Thursday, April 11th). Here’s your chance to discuss it with the two District councilors.

The Jefferson County Volunteer Fair takes place from 11AM-2PM at Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre Street (map). If you’ve been looking for an organization to support with your time, you’ll find many options at this event.

There are still a few slots available for the Library’s Fuzzy Friends Sleepover. Drop off a favorite stuffed animal today, then attend a slideshow and storytime at 1PM tomorrow to see the critters’ sleepover antics.

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There are THREE theater productions today: Three Billy Goats Gruff at 1PM at Miners Alley Children’s Theater; Cirque du Masque at 7PM at Mines Little Theater in the Ben Parker Student Center, 16th & Maple Streets (map); and Our Town at 7:30 at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza is having their final Downhill Saturday for the year from 9PM to midnight tonight. Join their End-of-Season Party
and check out the latest ski and snowboard flicks and enter to win A-Basin and Loveland lift tickets, Never Summer snowboards, and sweet gear from Vans, Icelantic, Bent Gate, Powder 7, Vital Outdoors, IFA Prowear, Geigerrig, Larson’s Ski & Sport, and more
. $3.50 pints and $13 pitchers.

Tonight’s Live Music:

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM

The Buffalo Rose – Damage, Inc. with Motahead and Maiden Denver, 7PM

Cafe 13 – Austin Williamson Duo, 6PM

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Jane’s Gang, 7-11PM

Golden Moon Speakeasy – Anthony Russo Band, 8PM

Sunday Morning Preview:

8AM – Coffee with a Ranger: Join us for coffee and conversation the first Sunday of every month. Park Rangers will be discussing recent happenings and updates and taking questions you might have. No reservation required; simply stop by the Lookout Mountain Nature Center (map) between 8:00-9:00 a.m. if you want to chat. *Please BYO coffee mug.
8:30AM – Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

Preview of April Events in Golden

April 1, 2019

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Museum Exhibits:
American Mountaineering Museum – Gregory William Frux:  Mount Washington Observatory
Buffalo Bill Museum – The Buffalo Bill Story, From Adversary to Advocate, A Visit to the Wild West, Firearms, Kid’s Cowboy Corral
Colorado Railroad Museum – Got Style? Railroads & Interior Design, Ski Train: A Colorado Tradition, Images from the Tracks: Photographs of William Henry Jackson
Foothills Art Center – Members Show through April 21st | Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future opens April 19th
Geology Museum – Mineral from Colorado and Around the World, Radioactive Minerals, Meteorites, Fossil
Golden History Museum – 1968 Time Capsule, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – It Takes To to Tango: Collaborations Quilts through April 20th | Hawaiian Quilts opens April 22nd

Miners Alley Playhouse
Our Town
Miners Alley Children’s TheaterThree Billy Goats Gruff

Train Talks – “So You Want to Write a Railroad Book” at the RR Museum
Hexie Ladies at the Quilt Museum
Trailblazer’s Free Open Climbing at the Mountaineering Center
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
Public Art Commission
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
What’s Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian’s View of Colorado Culinary Literature at the History Museum
MGD/PHO Multimedia Exhibition
City Council Study Session
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
Golden Kids Clothes Swap at Hillside Church
Fuzzy Friends Sleepover at the Library
10th Annual Pi Mile Fun Run/Walk (3.14 miles) at the School of Mines
Train Rides at the Railroad museum
Coffee with Two Councilors
Jeffco Volunteer Fair at Foothills Animal Shelter
Opening Day – Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley Children’s Theater
Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
Leonardo Da Vinci Lecture at Mines
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden High School PTA
Free Class – Taming Your Child’s Anxious Mind
Golden Beer Talks – Healthy Forests, Healthy Watersheds
Economic Development Commission Meeting
Colorado School of Mines – Adventure in the SerengetE-Days 2019
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course at the Community Center
Game of Thrones Craft Night at the Library
Educational Event on Planning and Zoning in Golden
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Golden Lunch Bunch – CSM Alumni
Marv Kay Day Celebration and Dedication
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Member’s Show at Foothills Art Center
E-Days at Mines
CMC Film Series: JEAN + The Crash Reel – Supporting LoveYourBrain
City Council Regular Meeting
E-Days at Mines
Rocky Mountain Storytelling – Story Seeds Conference and Concert
Art Book Club (ABC) at Foothills Art Center – The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Friday Tour – Railroad Post Office Cars
Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll
E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Library – The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Parks, Recreation, and Museums Advisory Board
Town and Gown Book Club – The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
Water-Wise Gardening Seminar: Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape
Planning Commission Study Session
Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or GRADS
Cardboard Creations at the Library
Art on Tap – Bingo at Foothills Art Center
Lecture at the History Museum – Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
City Council Study Session
First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Mines’ Helluva Service Event
Golden Family Easter Egg Hunt in Parfet Park
Bunny Express Train at the Railroad Museum
Eggmania/Easter Egg Hunt at the Golden Gate Grange
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

Civic Discourse and Things to Do Today

March 2, 2019

Thursday night’s City Council meeting was very well attended, and about 25 citizens offered public comment. Retired City Manager Mike Bestor encouraged Council to pursue the opportunity to buy the Coors property on 10th Street. Another citizen asked them to reconsider our traffic calming techniques. A third complimented the city on the job they did in replacing a water tank. The other citizens asked Council to place a moratorium on new construction until we can change our municipal code to better reflect our planning documents. In general, people asked for greater setbacks (distance between the curb and the buildings) and reduced building height in residential neighborhoods.

Following the business meeting, Council had a study session to discuss the possibility of a moratorium. They agreed to bring the issue to a vote in a future meeting. This isn’t something they can do overnight: they must introduce a possible ordinance in one business meeting and vote to adopt it in a later meeting. Accordingly, the ordinance will be introduced at their March 7th meeting and voted on at the March 21st meeting. If it does pass, we face a lot of work. We can’t just say that we don’t want any new construction–property owners have a right to build things on their property. We need to use the pause provided by the moratorium to define acceptable forms of construction.

A Choice of Meetings this Morning:

If you want to learn about the possible land swap by Jeffco Open Space, in which they would exchange some land to be used for quarrying for the site of the former Heritage Square Amusement Park, head to the Jefferson County Human Services Building, 900 Jefferson County Parkway (map) at 9:30AM.

Coffee with Councilors

If you want to chat with City Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves about the moratorium, Heritage Square land swap, purchase of the Coors property, traffic calming, or any of our other issues, go to Coffee with a Councilor at 10AM at the Armory Building (13th and Arapahoe). Cafe 13 is closed right now, so go in the side door on the east side of the building

More Saturday Events
For more information on these events, see the Calendar on the home page.
9AM Kids Workshop at Home Depot: Build a Clock Tray
9AM Elks Club Book Sale (till 4PM)
9:30AM Community Meeting on Proposed Heritage Square Land Swap
10AM Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily
10AM Coffee with a Councilor at Cafe 13
10AM CSM Geology Museum Spring Book, Mineral and Fossil Sale (till 2PM)
11AM and 1PM Final Performances of Young King Arthur at Miners Alley Children’s Theater
2,3,4,or5PM Boots and Bling: Daddy Daughter Date at Gold Mine Cupcakes
6PM Wine Tasting for Women at Connects Workspace
9PM Downhill Saturday at Woody’s Pizza
9PM Karaoke at the Ace Hi
7PM Nightwolf at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse (till 11PM)
8PM Anthony Russo Band at Golden Moon Speak (till 11PM)

Sunday Morning Preview
You are invited to Coffee with a Ranger tomorrow morning from 8-9AM at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road (map) . Join us for coffee and conversation the first Sunday of every month. Park Rangers will be discussing recent happenings and updates and taking questions you might have. No reservation required; simply stop by the Lookout Mountain Nature Center between 8:00-9:00 a.m. if you want to chat. *Please BYO coffee mug

March Events in Golden

March 1, 2019

From Andrew Terrill’s ‘Above the Clouds’ exhibit, currently on display at the Golden History Museum

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
Coffee with a Councilor
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Golden Elks Book Sale
Young King Arthur at Miners Alley
CSM Geology Museum Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Community Blood Drive
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
Wee Create : Stamp Art at the Library
The Continua between Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Distal Disseminated and Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits in Nevada at Mines
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Freaky Friday at the Library
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Foothills Art Center Class: Painting Spring Flowers
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters Carnival at Mines
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
Foothills Art Center Class: Next Steps in Encaustic
West Side Live! Presents Denver Opera Collective “Love Letters and Arias
25 Spring Break Begins – CSM and Jeffco Schools
3/25-29 Model Railroads (Colorado Railroad Museum)
3/25-29 Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
3/26-28 Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)
3/25-29 Coconut Camp (Golden Community Center)
3/25-27 Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)
3/27-29 Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Prom Swap Day at the Library
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t at Foothills Art Center
Opening Day for Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley
Jefferson Symphony Concert

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

Coffee with Councilors at Cafe 13

January 12, 2019

It’s been an interesting week in Golden, with lots of civil discourse on the topic of growth, capped with thought-provoking discussion at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

Today’s big event is Casey Brown’s & Saoirse Charis-Graves’ 3PM Coffee with a Councilor, which will take place at Cafe 13 (map). Golden’s Economic Development Director Steve Glueck will be there to help answer questions. Several other City Councilors are also planning to come. Should be a productive and robust discussion! You are invited to observe and/or participate.

Cast Iron Tavern is celebrating their second anniversary today! They will have beer specials and cupcakes. Visit them, enjoy a good meal, and congratulate them on reaching this landmark. They’ll be open from 11AM-10PM.

Tonight’s Live Music
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Nightwolf, 7-11PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Jeremy Mohney, 8PM

Sunday Preview
(See the Calendar of Events for the details)
Golden Jr. Baseball Tryouts
Drum Circle Meditation
Environmental Film Festival Viewing Party
Sunday at the Quilt Museum
Games and Vinyl

Seasonal Saturday: Parade, Carriage Rides, Two Nutcrackers, Christkindl Market, HART, Supporting the Animal Shelter

December 8, 2018
Olde Golden Christmas - Golden Colorado

This is the second of three Olde Golden Christmas weekends. Today is supposed to be sunny with a high near 50. You never know what kind of weather next weekend will bring, so get out and enjoy the events today!

Downtown Delights

This morning’s Olde Golden Christmas Parade will run from 10:30-11AM, from 10th to 13th Street along Washington Avenue.

Family Co-Op is hosting a Children’s Book Swap at the Dove Inn from 11AM-1PM. Free–just bring a book (or several!) to swap!

Victorian Carolers will be strolling and singing along Washington Avenue from 11:30AM-1:30PM

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides downtown from 12-3PM. Rides start at 12th Street between Washington and Arapahoe in front of Wings of Eagles.

The Story of the Nutcracker at Miners Alley Children’s Theater, 11AM and 1PM

A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley Playhouse, 7:30PM

Today’s Highlights at the Holiday Art Market/Foothills Art Center

Build a Gingerbread House at Foothills Art Center from 1-4PM. Free for members, $12 for non-members.

Artist Demos at Foothills Art Center – Gain a deeper insight into the art-making process during the Holiday Art Market with demonstrations and artist talks from Jane Christie, Vanessa Martin, and Kristal Wick. 2-3PM

In the Golden Hinterlands

At 10AM, you can have Coffee with TWO Councilors, Saoirse Charis-Graves and Casey Brown, at Bean Fosters.

The Denver Kickers Sport Club (16776 W. 50th Ave) is hosting a Christkindl Market today from 9AM-6PM. Come celebrate the flavors and sounds of an old world European Christmas at the Denver Kickers! Crafts – Vendors – Music – Homemade Chocolates and Holiday Cookies – Food and Drinks 9AM-6PM

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is offering a free gift with admission from 10AM-4PM.

Nutcracker Ballet by Virtuosity Dance Centre at the Golden High School, 1PM

Several Chances to Support Foothills Pet Shelter:

Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter at the Goosetown Events Center. Local beers for $2 and assorted wines with all proceeds to benefit the Foothills Animal Shelter. Loads of sumptuous treats and snacks, plus pony rides and cookie decorating!! Plenty of room for all – everyone is welcome! 12:30-3:30PM

Spinster Sisters will donate 10% of today’s profit to Foothills Animal Shelter.

Pottery for Pets at Foothills Animal Shelter – Golden Community Potters present affordable ceramic art with a percentage of each sale going to Foothills Animal Shelter, 12-4PM

Tonight’s Live Music:

ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke, 9PM

Coffee with a Councilor, Craft Shows, Costumes, and Free Admission at this Golden History Museum

November 3, 2018

Coffee with a Councilor - Golden CO

As mentioned yesterday, Councilor Reed is hosting Coffee with a Council this morning at Bean Fosters.  A couple of different times have been published, so take note–it definitely starts at 10AM.

Craft Fairs:
The Methodist Church Craft Fair is open from 9AM-3PM (1500 Ford Street – map).  The Golden Terrace Village annual craft fair Saturday from 9AM-3PM (17801 W. Colfax Avenue – map).

Also Happening Today:
Demon Dash 5K Run/Walk

Class at Foothills Art CenterFigure Drawing from the Model: Step-by-Step 12:30-5:30PM

Free workshop for kids at Home Depot: build a model military helicoptor (in honor of Veterans Day) 9AM-noon.

Golden History Museum (5-9PM)
Golden History Museum opens its doors with free admission from 5 to 9 pm for Night at the Museums.  Explore the Museum with a scavenger hunt to find clues and solve the mystery at Golden History! Test your answers on our interactive switchboard and win a prize if you hear the joyous sounds of your victory.

See brand new exhibits, including Legendary People which includes biographies of important locals, as well as Epic Events, a timeline of the major events and discoveries that shaped Golden. The entire family will want to take a selfie in front of a huge photo backdrop depicting tourists with donkeys – once a common sight in Golden.  Free. All ages. There is no registration for this event.

Dinosaur Ridge (4-9PM)
The Dinosaur Ridge gift shop, track site, and exhibit hall at Dinosaur Ridge will be open after dark from 4-9 pm!

* Take a 30-minute flashlight tour of the world-famous Dinosaur Ridge track site.
* Learn from our docent in Trek Through Time, our hands-on, indoor exhibit hall.
* Enjoy track paintings and dinosaur mask making.
* Explore our gift shop. Start your holiday shopping early!

The activities at the Visitor Center will be FREE. Bus tours will be $4/person OR walk to the track site and join a flashlight tour for free.  We hope to see you after dark!

Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Anthony Russo Band, 8PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Heavy Beauty, 6-9PM
West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young 7PM
Join West Side Live! Presents as it rocks its way into the 2018-2019 season! We are thrilled to have the dynamic rock cover band Wasted on the Young jamming on the WSLP stage!  Wasted On the Young is known for their covers of the masters of rock, including The Eagles, Bob Seger, Beatles, Joe Cocker, Matthew Sweet, Elton John and more.  Tickets: $17.  Tickets are available at the JUC office, in the commons area on Sundays, or at

Fandomonium - Golden ColoradoNo matter what your brand of nerd-dom, you’ll enjoy the Library’s Fandomonium, which they liken to a mini-ComiCon.  They encourage you to dress as your favorite story character.  They’ll be at the Jeffco Fairgrounds from 4-8PM.

Jefferson County Public Library is proud to host this comic con-like event! Unleash your inner Wonder Woman, channel the Caped Crusader or magically transform into the Boy Who Lived. You could win a $100 Target gift card when you arrive in costume and cosplay to Fandomonium.  Visit the Fandomonium event page for more information.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back tonight.  The world is descending into darkness, but on the upside, you’ll get an extra hour of sleep tonight.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Craft Fairs and Concerts and Train Wrecks in Golden

November 2, 2018

Golden United Methodist Church Craft Sale - Golden ColoradoThe Golden United Methodist Church is holding their 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10AM-4PM today and 9AM-3PM tomorrow. Over 20 vendors with crafts of all kinds, bake sale (including awesome homemade frozen fruit pies), and White Elephant items. Delicious lunch available for purchase both days 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1500 Ford Street, Golden, CO (map)

The Jeffco Schools are releasing the kids early today, so the the Library is hosting Freaky Friday–games, crafts, and Legos from 2-3:30. From 5-7PM, the Library will host Teens After Dark: Teen Video Game Night. Enjoy friendly competition and play some video games with friends. Snacks provided.

CSM Arthur Lakes Libraray Concert - Golden CO

Arthur Lakes Library on the School of Mines Campus is offering a free concert (Walton and Wood, Rockabilly) today from 12-1PM. Performances are free and open to the public. We encourage you to bring your lunch, sit back, relax, and enjoy music, poetry, theater, and other fine entertainments! 1400 Illinois Street, Golden, CO (map)

At 6:30, you can enjoy Colorado Rails and Cocktails at the Railroad Museum. Tonight’s subject is Train Wreck!

Relax, have a beverage, and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

Train wrecks occur for many reasons and leave a lasting impression, join Kris Autobee as she looks at these accidents from an historian’s perspective. The 1921 Pueblo flood and the fire on William Jennings Bryant’s train and of course the famous Casey Jones wreck are all explored.

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of Museum displays, bar opens at 6:00PM and the presentation starts promptly at 6:30PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.Admission: $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 21 and older only.

Advance tickets required. Order online. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.  Minimum Age: 21

Mines Little Theater Group will present Neil Simon’s Rumors tonight at 7PM in the theater at the Mountaineering Museum (710 10th St.). Tickets are $7 for Mines people and $10 for the general public. The performance will be repeated tomorrow at 2PM and again at 7PM.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Barrels and Bottles – Wylie “Crazy Horse Jones Reggae, 6PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – John Adam Smith, 8PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM

Saturday Preview (details in the calendar):

The Methodist Church Craft Fair continues, from 9AM-3PM

The Golden Terrace Village annual craft fair Saturday from 9AM-3PM.

Councilor Rob Reed will fill in for Councilor Charis-Graves at tomorrow’s 10AM Coffee with a Councilor at Bean Fosters. (Saoirse is in Ireland!)

Demon Dash 5K Run/Walk 9AM

Class at Foothills Art CenterFigure Drawing from the Model: Step-by-Step 12:30-5:30PM

Free workshop for kids at Home Depot: build a model military helicoptor (in honor of Veterans Day) 9AM-noon

Fandomonium (like a mini-ComiCon, sponsored by the Library) at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 4-8PM

Powder7’s Ski Season Kickoff Party 6-9PM

West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young 7PM

Night at the Museums – Free admission to Dinosaur Ridge (4-9PM) AND the Golden History Museum (5-9PM)

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