June 22, 2019

Rain is always welcome in this semi-arid climate, but it does sometimes complicate our social lives. Golden City Brewery has postponed today’s Summer Solstice fundraiser until July 20th. Last night’s carriage rides were canceled–we’ll see whether they can proceed tonight. I’ll post the decision on the Goldentoday Facebook page. Jeffco Open Space’s hike on North Table Mountain has also been canceled.

The Golden Farmers Market will take place this morning, rain or shine. They’ll be at 10th Street and Illinois from 8AM-1PM. The Quilt Museum will be there on behalf of the Golden Cultural Alliance and Golden Real Estate will be the featured Chamber business.

Indoor Events:
Somewhat counter-intuitively, this morning’s “Introduction to Hiking Safely” is an indoor event with the Golden Fire Dept and the Colorado Mountain Club. There are no tickets left, but you can check for cancellations at the Fire Station, 911 10th Street, at 11AM.

The Library offers Family Time from 10:15-10:45 this morning. Everyone is invited for stories, singing, rhyming and dancing.

The School of Mines Geology Museum is holding a sale on surplus microscopes today from 12-3PM.

Natural Grocers is offering a free class from 3-3:30 on Cooking with the Power of Lutein, which promotes eye, brain, and skin health.

Holidaily is offering a free tour of their new brewery today from 3:30-4PM. Sign up here….

Mountain Toad Brewing is offering tie-dying and live music to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research from noon til 9PM. The $40 cost includes a shirt and a koozie to tie-dye, plus a free beer or kombucha, $1 off each subsequent beer, and 5 drawing tickets.

Night Life:
Golden Weekends
– There will be live music on Washington Avenue from 5-8PM, and free carriage rides from 6-8PM. Tonight’s performers are Jim Hecker and Britta K, sponsored by The Clothesmine and Truly BoHotique. The carriage rides will be sponsored by Avenue Gifts.

Oh, Susanna Vintage Photo Parlor will lead a Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl from 7:45-10PM. Sign up here….

Tonight’s 7:30 performance and tomorrow’s at 2PM are your last two chances to see Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Mountain Toad Brewing – YaBird, Howard Dlugasch, Shawn Nelson, 9th Street Porch, 12-9PM.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk Band, 2PM, Maynard Mills Band, 7PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Parkside, 4-8PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Gema Pearl, Beautiful Blues & Outlaw Country, 8PM

Sunday Preview:
The Golden Gran Fondo bike race will be buzzing in and around Golden all day tomorrow, so it may affect your local travel plans. Learn more….

Railroad Highlights, Mountaineering Gear, Pizza, Music, and Gathering Your Unwanted Stuff

May 17, 2019

The Railroad Museum will offer a Highlights Tour today from 1-2PM. The cost is $3, plus general admission. The Museum has also started their summer Ride the Rails schedule. They’ll be offering train rides every Thursday through Sunday!

The Colorado Mountain Club is holding their Spring Gear Sale this evening from 6-8PM. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some gently-used outdoor gear, while benefiting the CMC. If you have stuff you would like to sell, you have the option of bringing it in this afternoon. Learn more….

Tonight at 5PM, the Library’s Teen After Hours will celebrate National Pizza Day with a Pizza Contest.

Earth Sweet Botanicals will hold their Healthy Skin Club tonight from 5-7PM. They’ll focus on Lucious Lips! Surround your smile with fresh and soft beautiful lips! Join us and try a Honey & Honey Powder Hydrating Lip Mask, healthy lip balms, exfoliating lip scrubs and serums. Plus, learn about toxic cosmetic ingredients and what causes chapped lips! Try on healthy lipsticks and lip glosses that come in fabulous colors! This event is free, however, registration is required; call 303-278-1260.

Live Music:

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Buffalo Rose – An Evening with the Wash Park Funk Band, 7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Brian Hornbuckle, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Kasual Six, 5-9PM

Saturday Morning Preview:

Golden Community Pride Days is tomorrow and Sunday, 8AM-3PM, so gather up the stuff you want to get rid of, and prepare to hand it over this weekend. This is FREE for Golden residents. Learn more….

There will also be a shred-a-thon tomorrow morning from 7AM-12PM. Bring your unneeded receipts, bank statements and other documents to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway (map). This is a fundraiser for the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers program, so they will ask you for a donation.

Beginning Fly Fishing Class at Golden River Sports. More….

9:30AM – Meet at the Library for a Forest Therapy Walk. Learn more….

10AM – Beginner’s Fusible Applique class at Golden Quilt Company. Learn more….

10AM – Interior Painting and Drywall Repair class at Home Depot More….

11AM – Soil Probiotics: Compact Bucket Composting at Natural Grocers. More….

City Planning, Game of Thrones, Live Music and/or a Blizzard

April 10, 2019

Note: In light of the ominous weather warnings, you should call ahead or check websites before leaving home, in case they have to reschedule.

2PM – Golden United has postponed this event. We’ll let you know when they’ve set a definite date.

The Golden United Planning and Zoning event is tonight from 6:30-8:30 at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford St. (map).

Have you ever wondered…. What exactly is zoning and what can/can’t it do? Why does that building or site look like that? How do residents engage with the city in seeking approval for projects? How does planning and zoning in Golden compare to that in other cities? How can I learn more to help guide Golden? Learn more….

The Library is having a Game of Thrones Craft Night for adults, tonight from 6-7:30. Celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones by creating your own customized pint glass, coasters, or dragon egg bookends. While supplies last.

Tonight’s Live Music:

  • Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
  • Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM

Thursday Preview:

10AM Everything Dinosaur Talk at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map)
5:30PM Last Look with Hassan NajjarMembers’ Show
6:30 CMC Film Series: JEAN + The Crash Reel – Supporting LoveYourBrain
6:30 City Council: Vote to buy the Coors Office Building and property in Goosetown


The School of Mines’ annual E-Days celebration officially starts tomorrow. They’ll have lots of special events, including a magician, a comedian, a poker tournament, casino night, a concert, and more. Of particular interest to members of the Golden Community:

Thursday Marv Kay Day celebration, 3:30-5PM, Student Rec Center
Friday Ore Cart Pull, starts 7:30AM on the west side of the student rec center | Trebuchet Competition, Q Lot, 2:30-4PM
Saturday Cardboard Boat Races, 9-11:30AM on Clear Creek | Car Show CTLM Lot, 9AM-1PM | Fireworks 9:30PM, North IM Field