Petroleum, Mining, & Music

January 31, 2019

Today’s Van Tuyl Lecture at the Colorado School of Mines features Alexei Milkov. His topic is Randomness, Serendipity and Luck in Petroleum Exploration. The lecture takes place from 4-5PM in rm. 241 of Berthoud Hall. Learn more….

Last week’s ED Talk on the Aspen Mining District was rescheduled to today (January 31st) at 4PM Ed will be in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library. Learn more….

Tonight’s Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Coda Brewing Company – Marshy Roots, 5-7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Algorhythm Trio, 8PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Pick & Howl, 6-9PM


Friday Preview:
9:30-11:30
OLLI West will present speaker David Maloney at the Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd. His topic will be Forensic Science: Past, Present Future? This presentation will summarize what forensic science is and is not. It will include a brief retrospective account of the field, the current status, and what the future holds. The presentation will explore what forensics in the state of Colorado looks like and will finish with trends in drug analysis, DNA, and crime scene investigation. Guests can attend one presentation for free. To attend additional presentations please contact Susan Schmetzer for arrangements, susanolliwest@gmail.com.

1-2PM Highlights Tour of the Railroad Museum. Cost is $3 in addition to regular admission. Learn more….

4-7PM Winter on the Rocks Pre-Party at Nomad Taqueria + Beer Garden, 18485 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO (map) (Red Rocks Origin Hotel) Help us welcome the first Red Rocks show of 2019 with a pre-concert bash! Sponsored by Oskar Blues, we’ll pour two-for-one Icy Pale Ales, a limited-release IPA brewed especially for the 8th annual Winter on the Rocks. Wash down our “God Loves Fugli” taco – a beer-braised pork taco with Oskar Blues’ Fugli IPA, pickled onion, grilled pineapple and cilantro – with a variety of brews, and get down to live music before heading to the concert venue. Speaking of, the Oskar Blues trolley will provide complimentary transportation to and from Red Rocks!

Friday’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Mountain Toad Brewing – First Friday Happy Hour with Dee Dee and the Shakers

Volunteer Fair & More Tonight

May 10, 2018

Art on Tap at Foothills Art CenterTonight’s Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center will feature the GoFarm team. They’ll teach participants about local farming and create some veggie inspired art. 6-8PM. This is a 21+ event. Admission is free for Foothills Members. Non-members pay the normal admission price.


Congratulations to this year’s graduates from the Colorado School of Mines! Commencement for Graduate Students takes place this afternoon at 5PM at Lockridge Arena. The undergraduate ceremony will take place tomorrow morning at 9AM at Marv Kay Stadium.


Volunteer Fair at the Visitors Center - Golden Colorado

Party at the Visitors Center!
Plan to drop by the Golden Visitors Center this afternoon between 4:30 and 7PM. This is a combination Community Social and Volunteer Fair, so many of the Golden Cultural Alliance organizations will be there to tell you about volunteer opportunities. It’s going to be a great time with food, drink, and entertainment courtesy of the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, featuring Rex Rideout!


City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will review the final PEL (planning and environmental linkage) report completed by the WestConnect Coalition and CDOT. They will also review the final engineering report that reviewed Heritage Road and make recommendations.

Tonight’s consent agenda sets May 24th as the date to discuss a rezoning request that will allow the School of Mines to construct a new Residence Hall between 18th and 19th Streets/Elm and Illinois Streets. The current R-3 zoning restricts building height to 50 feet; thus, the request for rezoning. The new building is designed to be five stories and 64 feet high. Rooftop devices such as chimneys, ventilators, or solar panels may add up to 5 feet more. The new building will include 416 rooms. The May 24th agenda will also include a rezoning request made by the residents for the properties located at 602, 606, 609 And 610 6th Street And 600, 610-612 Ford Street from R-1, Residential Standard Lot, To R-2, Low Density Multiple Household at the property owners’ request. The proposed new Short Term Rental ordinance will also be discussed on May 24th.  Learn more by reviewing the meeting packet….


eBikes - Golden ColoradoRoad Rides and E-Bikes
Big Ring Cycles will have two group road rides this evening, leaving the shop at 6PM. Learn more….  From 6:30 to 7:30 they’ll be demonstrating e-bikes. Curious about electric bikes? Electric bikes make all sorts of things possible. Hills disappear. Miles disappear. Grown-up behavior disappears! Fun and long rides with friends and a permanent tail wind can be yours. At this info session we’ll show you around the different styles of e-bikes and point out what you need to know. Bring your questions. Bring a friend. Light snacks and drinks provided.


community garage sale - Golden ColoradoJim Smith of Golden Real Estate is sponsoring two community garage sales this Saturday, May 12th–one in Stonebridge and one in Mountain Ridge.  Click the links to see which households will be participating.  Jim will keep updating the list as more households join in.

Preview of May Events in Golden

May 1, 2018

Graduation in Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the GoldenToday.com Calendar of Events.

1
Mothers of Preschoolers
English Paper Piecing – Quilt Museum
Bell PTA Meeting
Golden Fleece Fellowship at the Library
2
Bonfils Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Golden Night Out – Foothills Art Center and American Mountaineering Museum
3
Charles E. Burchfield Resounding Roar Member Preview at Foothills Art Center
CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
4
CO Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Living Landmarks Dinner
CSM Ideas Reception
Colorado Rails & Cocktails
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
5
Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
Attention Management for Artists
GHS Community Bike Swap
Golden Concert Choir Nocturns
Golden Super Cruise
West Side Live! Presents Athena Project
6
Golden Marlins Swin Team Parent Information Meeting
7
Bike and Pedestrian Safety for Families
Golden United Community Discussion – Campaign Finance Laws
Residents’ discussion about city zoning
8
ABCs of Railroad Postcards
GHS PTA Meeting
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks: Johanna Kovarik, US Forest Service
9
Wild Wednesday
Nymph Fishing Basics
10
Graduate Commencement – Colorado School of Mines
Preschool Nature Nuts – Frogs
Toddler Dance at the Library
Volunteer & Community Social
Art on Tap/GoFarm at Foothills Art Center
Rezoning Request for CSM Residence Hall on 19th Street
Request to rezone 6th & Ford from R1 to R2
11
Undergraduate Commencement – CSM
Spring Gear Sale Mountaineering Center
12
Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge
Shred a Thon at Sheriff’s Office
Steampunk at the Station/Steampunk Tea Party – RR Museum
Jeffco 4H Barn Dance
13
Mother’s Day
14
Spring Yard Waste Collection
MOMS Club of Golden
NREL Community Open House
Golden Safety Academy – CPR/First Aid
15
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Mothers of Preschoolers
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Book Group at the Library
16
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Jeffco’s Amphibians and Reptiles
17
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Wee Create at the Library
Band Concert
Affordable Housing Discussion at Foothills Art Center
18
Spring Yard Waste Collection
8th Annual Golden Games on the Creek
Opening Night: District Merchants at Miners Alley
Rocky Mtn Quilt Study Group
Teens After Dark at the Library
19
8th Annual Golden Games
Golden Community Pride Days
GHS Graduation
Homesteaders’ Day at the History Park
Golden History Roundtable at the Library
Mines Athletics Auction & Dinner
20
Golden Community Pride Days
8th Annual Golden Games
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Mike’s Magical Miniatures
21
NREL Walking Campus Tour
23
“Where Do We Go From Here?” American in the First World War – History Park
24
Last Day of School – Jeffco Public Schools
26
Opening Day – Splash Water Park
28
Memorial Day Ceremony
29
Golden Bike Cruise – Flintstones
30
Dinosaur Ridge Talk: Thyreophora Part 1
Ukulele Wednesdays