Lectures on Dinosaurs and Rocks | New Shows at Foothills | City Considering Property Acquisition

January 24, 2019

Everything Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods, 10-11AM. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for a talk about long-necked dinosaurs, held at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W Alameda Pkwy (map)


ED Talks, 2-4PM. The Geology Museum’s Ed Raines will discuss the geology of Aspen, focusing on the Leadville Limestone. Before Aspen became one of the world’s best-known ski resorts, it first achieved wealth and notoriety from its role in the Colorado Silver Boom. The talk will take place in the Arthur Lakes Library, 1400 Illinois Street. (map)


Van Tuyl Lecture Series, 4-5PM. This week’s topic is “Unconventional Rocks.” The USGS will discuss moon rocks on loan from NASA. This talk takes place in room 241 of Berthoud Hall. (map)


Foothills Art Center is opening two new shows this weekend: the 2019 Members’ Show and The Power of Process, A Jeffco Student Exhibition. If you’re a member, you can attend tonight’s members-only preview at 6PM. The Members’ Show features the diverse artistic talents and techniques of artist members. The FAC exhibition staff has juried artwork to select an exhibition that features engaging and creative content along with the highest level of craftsmanship. The Jeffco student show was curated by their teachers. The show focuses on the unique creative process of the students. The work of more than 50 students will be on display in this diverse and dynamic exhibition.


City Council meets at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will be asked to approve the purchase of a new dump truck/snow plow, at a cost of $210,300. They will consider an addendum to our water service agreement with Pleasant View Water and Sanitation District and Consolidated Mutual Water Company. Staff will brief council on some potential changes to the RTD W Line (light rail) schedule. The change would reduce Saturday service to every 30 minutes and would take effect in May. See the agenda for more information….

The City Manager will brief us on property the City hopes to buy in the Goosetown neighborhood (“east of Ford near 10th Street”). After the business meeting, Council will hold an executive session to discuss negotiation for this property.

Sundaes at the Library, Mineral Club at the Geology Museum, and Music by Mines

November 18, 2018

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum - Golden CO

The Library’s Global Sundae event (2-3PM today) is designed to introduce international families to all of the services and free programs and services provided by the Golden Library. We’re a global community! Connect with other families, practice English, and eat ice cream while enjoying great conversation! Activities and crafts for all ages provided.

If you’re a mineral collector (and there are a lot of you in this town!) consider joining the Rocky Mountain Micromineral Club. They’re meeting at the Geology Museum today from 2-2:30PM. 1310 Maple Street, Golden, CO (map).

The Mines Symphony Orchestra and Mines Jazz Band will perform this afternoon at 2PM in the old Golden Ford building at 19th St. and 6th Avenue. Apparently, they’ve set up a performance space in the southwest corner. The Jazz Band program includes tunes by Kern and Hammerstein, Thad Jones, and more, including student composer Robert Johanson. The Mines Symphony Orchestra will be playing “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” by Eric Whitacre, and Professor Toni Lefton will join us to narrate Nathaniel Stookey’s “The Composer is Dead.” Join us for an afternoon full of music and entertainment for the whole family!

Golden History and Warm Feet

November 17, 2018

Golden History ParkThe Golden History Park (formerly Clear Creek History Park) is offering a Homesteaders’ Day today.  Drop by the park any time between 10AM and 2PM to experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the one-room schoolhouse. This is a free event.


At 3:30, the Golden History Roundtable meets at the Library. There are a few people from Golden’s pioneer era who are highlighted again and again–particularly William Loveland, Edward Berthoud, and George West. Those guys were all incredibly important to Golden’s founding, and they deserve all the attention they get, but there were other, equally important founders. One of these was Charles Welch. Welch was active in the industries that put Golden on the map, including mining, railroads, irrigation, and real estate development. He donated the land for the Golden cemetery and for the first Colorado School of Mines building. The Welch’s Addition neighborhood (approximately 19th-24th, Ford to Cheyenne) was his doing, as was the Welch Ditch that bisects our town. Councilor Paul Haseman has been researching Welch and will tell us all about him!  Note:  Yesterday I said the roundtable would meet at 2:30.  We’ll meet at 3:30!


Warm Socks for Cold Feet in Golden ColoradoThe #1 thing most needed by homeless men, women and children is NEW socks. Drop off unused socks during the month of November at the Golden Visitors Center (1010 Washington), Golden City Hall (911 10th St.), and participating schools and churches.


During Thursday night’s City Council meeting, the City Manager mentioned that they had received 5 proposals for redevelopment of the Astor House.  No word yet as to the content of the proposals.


Live Music
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Barrels and Bottles – You Knew Me When, 6-9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Roma Ransom, 8PM


Sunday Preview
1-3PM Women’s Self Defense at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
2-3PM Global Sundae: Multicultural Family Ice Cream Social at the Library
2-2:30PM Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association at the CSM Geology Museum
2PM Mines Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Concert at the Golden Ford Building, 6th & 19th Street.
3-4:30PM Tibetan Sound Bath, Scent, and Guided Relaxation at Into the Mystic Healing & Arts

Preview of November Events in Golden

November 1, 2018

November Events in Golden Colordo

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

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Friends of the CSM Geology Museum “Let’s Talk” (in place of their monthly lecture)
2
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Concert in the CSM Library
Freaky Friday (early school dismissal)
Teens After Dark at the Library: Video Game Night
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Train Wrecks
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
A Night at the Caberet Miners Alley Fund-Raiser
3
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Fandomonium at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Demon Dash at Golden High School
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Golden Terrace Village
Figure Drawing from the Model at Foothills Art Center
Night at the Museums (Golden History Museums and Dinosaur Ridge)
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young
Backcountry Bash – Colorado Mtn Club
5
STEM Girls at the Library
Golden Area Band and Orchestra Festival at the High School
6
English Paper Piecing
So You Want to Write a Memoir at the Library
Golden Library Textile Society
7
2018 Mines’ Summit Beyond Closure – Repurposing Mines
TriceraTOTs
Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour
Woman’s Wilderness for Teens at the Library
Untamed – Medicine in Wilderness : Wilderness As Medicine at the Mountaineering Center
Trout Unlimited
Pulk (Winter Sled) Building Clinic
Golden High School Information Night
Mines Little Theater presents She Kills Monsters
8
Let’s Dance (toddlers) at the Library
8th Grade Parent Night
World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy
9
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Paths to Publication at the Library
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
10
SWE Girl Scout Engineering Day at Mines
CPR/First Aid Class at the Elks Club
Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
11
Golden History Museum Opens the 1968 Time Capsule
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – A Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts
Golden United’s “Flavors of Golden” Dinner
12
Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up (all week)
Breakfast for Veterans at Golden High School
MOMS Club of Golden
Teen DIY: Interactive Comics
Golden Safety Academy – Identity Theft
13
Golden High School PTA Meeting
Golden Beer Talks – 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Infuenza Epidemic
14
Community Blood Drive
Colorado Community Summit – Colorado’s Energy Future
Extreme Science: Buzzing with Energy at the Library
Library XYZ: Subversive Cross-Stitch
15
Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market Opens
International Night at Shelton Elementary
16
Concert in the Mines Library
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
17
Homesteaders’ Day at the Clear Creek History Park
3D Printer Design at the Library
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Councilor Paul Haseman discusses Charles Welch
Active Shooter Preparedness Class at the Elks Club
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
International Day at the School of Mines
18
Women’s Self Defense at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Global Sundae at the Library
19
NREL Walking Campus Tour
20
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
Book Group at the Library: Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
22
Thanksgiving
23
Opening Night of A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley
24
Be a Tool 5K Run
Miners Alley Children’s Theater: the Story of the Nutcracker
25
Fall Storytelling and Walk at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
27
Front Porch Golden Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
28
Ukulele Wednesdays
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
29
Art on Tap – Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at Foothills Art Center
Responding to Climate Change
30
Concert in the CSM Library
Candlelight Walk

Liquor Licenses, ED Talks, Candidates Forum, Single Track Sidewalks

October 15, 2018

Colorado Candidate Forum in Golden Colorado

The Railroad Museum will hold their monthly story time and craft at 10 this morning.

The Liquor Licensing Authority meets at 2PM today in City Council Chambers. They’ll consider Change of Manager records for the Diamond Shamrock at 17691 W. Colfax; Indulge Golden (1299 Washington Ave.), and the Foss Company liquor store. They will hold a public hearing for a new Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License for Vice Kitchen Wine & Whiskey (18445 W. Colfax). See the meeting packet for the Liquor Licensing meeting on the City website.

The Arthur Lakes Library on the School of Mines campus will host an ED Talk this afternoon at 4PM. Ed Raines, the Collection Manager for the Geology Museum will continue his series of lectures on the mining history of Colorado from the Gilman District to Leadville.

Tonight from 6-8PM at the Unitarian Church (14530 W. 32nd Ave. – map), the League of Women Voters and the Jefferson Unitarian Church Community Action Network (JEC CAN) will present a Colorado Candidate Community Forum. Invited candidates include those from Treasurer, Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Sheriff and Coroner races. Get engaged in local government and make a difference in your community.

The Tuesday Night book group will meet at the Library from 6-7PM. Tonight’s book is Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.

The Parks, Recreation, and Museum Advisory Board will meet at 7 this evening in the Community Center. They will discuss the controversial Single Track Sidewalks proposed for the southwest neighborhoods and hear a presentation about the Peaks to Plains Trail. This will not be broadcast live, since the meeting is held away from the broadcast equipment in City Hall. See the meeting packet for the Parks Recreation and Museums meeting on the City Website.

Preview of October Events in Golden

October 1, 2018

October Events in Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

2
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Leadership Golden Alumni Meeting
3
Flu Shots
Coffee with a Cop
TriceraTOTs
NREL Lecture – Net Energy Homes
History Museum Lecture – Origins of the Colorado Territory
Trout Unlimited
4
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
History Museum and OLLI – Know the Ballot from Top to Bottom
School Choir Concert
5
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
School Instrumental Concert
Laughs for Love Fund-Raiser
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: A Ticket to Tomahawk
6
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Metro Denver Green Homes Tour
Multimedia World Map Workshop
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Photowalk in Downtown Golden
Golden Elks Open House
Golden Super Cruise (Final for 2018)
7
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Costume Creation Workshop at the Library
8
MOMS Club of Golden
Golden Safety Academy – Drug Familiarization
Room and Board: Premiere showing of PBS Colorado Experience Episode at the History Museum
9
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks – Applying Geological Exploration Methods Towards Locating Clandestine Graves Related to Homicide Investigations
10
Extreme Science: Squid Dissection at the Library
Library XYZ: Strange and Unusual Halloween Decorations
11
Dance Party for Toddlers at the Library
Animals of the Wizarding World presented by Nature’s Educators at the Library
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Magnetic North and Spirit Glass
Whiskey & Whiskers at Foothills Animal Shelter
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
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CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Last Chance Dance with Virtuosity Dance Centre at Foothills Art Center
13
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
9Health Fair
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Girl Scout Day & National Fossil Day
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
The Play’s the Thing Improv at the Quilt Museum
Colorado State Ballot Issues Community Forum
Cabernet/Chardonnay with a Councilor – North Neighborhoods
14
Chili Cookoff at the VFW
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Tradition Meets Contemporary
Golden Library Textile Society
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert
15
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
NREL Walking Tour (through Thursday
STEM Girls at the Library
16
Story Time and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talk: The History of Leadville, CO
Colorado Candidate Community Forum
Library Book Group: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
17
Land Stewardship Series – Native Plants in Your Garden
18
History Museum Lecture: 1968 – The Year of Turmoil
Town and Gown Book Club – Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Bell Middle School Talent Show
Math and Science Night at Shelton
19
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
Teens After Dark at the Library: Scandal on the Steamship
A Night of Original Theatre by Mitch Samu (Oct 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28)
20
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Trailblazer’s Free Climb Night @ AMC
Golden History Roundtable
Golden Civic Foundation Gala and Auction
VFW Testicle Festival
21
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Lookout Mountain Nature Center: Fall Storytelling and Walk
Global Sundae: Multicultural Family Ice Cream Social at the Golden Library
22
Alzheimer’s Education at the Golden Library
23
ED Talk: People of Leadville, CO
Finding Gov’t Info Online at the Library
24
Mad Scientist Jars – Library
25
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
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Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls / Calaveras de Azúcar at the Library
Fall Gear Sale/Swap at the Mountaineering Center
27
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Opening Reception – Fabric Challenge and Paper Art Quilts of Jane Matthews at the Quilt Museum
Golden Cemetery Tour
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Class at Foothills Art Center – Fearless Creating: Working with the Stages and Anxieties of the Creative Process
Golden Gives: Socktober at the Library
Family Halloween Party at the Haunted Grange
28
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Witches’ Brew and DIY a the Library
29
Monster’s Ball at the Library
30
ED Talk: The Geology of Leadville, CO
Trick-or-Treat Street at the High School
Mayor’s Community Celebration/Awards for Excellence
31
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Pachycephalosaurs

September Events in Golden

September 1, 2018

Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Foothills Art Center
Spirit Glass by Damien Gilley
Magnetic north: oils on stainless steel by mai wyn schantz
The Founding of Foothills
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Pieced Together—Patchwork Quilts from Russia and Evolutions through Oct 20
Golden History Museum
Epic Events
Legendary People
Touch Gallery
Salon
Colorado Railroad Museum
Locomotive 20 Comes Home
Rail Pets
Westward in the Age of Rail

THEATER
Miners Alley Playhouse
Lungs opens September 7th
Miners Alley Children’s Theater
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow opens September 22nd

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

1
Coffee with a Councilor
Golden Super Cruise
2
Buffalo Bill & Louisa Cody visit his Museum
4
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Golden Library Textile Society
Mines Master Plan Neighborhood Open House
Jackson Street Residence Hall Groundbreaking
5
Bonfils Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
Trout Unlimited Meeting
7
Opening Night for “Lungs” at Miners Alley
CO Rails & Cocktails at the RR Museum
8
Neighborhood Rehab Day of Service
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Toby’s Pet Parade and Fair
Safety & Preparedness Day at the Fire Station
Dinosaur Discovery Day: Gems & Minerals
Class at Foothills Art Center-Drawing: Stickman to Illustration
9
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Crazy Piecing
10
In Plein Sight
Class at the Quilt Museum: Crazy Piecing
Make a book for the visually impaired – Library
Golden Safety Academy – Traffic/Defensive Driving/Bike Safety
Golden Concert Choir Membership Night
11
In Plein Sight
GHS PTA Meeting
Golden Beer Talks – Good Maps, Bad Maps, Location Privacy, and Why It All Matters
12
In Plein Sight Gallery Opens at the Community Center
CSM Geology Museum Open House
Library XYZ: Funky Bookends
13
In Plein Sight
Let’s Dance at the Library (toddlers)
Fred Doar Art Show Finale at the Mountaineering Museum
DIY Lab at the Library – Hot Air Balloons
14
In Plein Sight
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
15
In Plein Sight Artists working in Golden
Homesteaders’ Day @ Golden History Park
Craft Beer with Councilor Casey Brown @ Don Cameron’s House
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Golden History Roundtable
Oktoberfest @ the Denver Kickers Club
16
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Golden Library Textile Society
Golden Giddyup Mountain Bike Festival
Last Day for In Plein Sight Gallery at the Community Center
17
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Sustainability Community Conversation
18
Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
Golden Library Tuesday Night Book Group: Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
19
Snakes Alive – Jeffco’s Snakes
Intro to Hiking Safety Colorado Mtn Club
21
Freaky Friday (Early Dismissal) at the Library
Claire van der Plas – Boom Days Display at the CSM Library
22
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Opening Day: the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Dinosaur Ridge Scientific Spelling Stomp
Drafts with Drafts at the Horse Protection League
23
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum (Last day)
13th Annual Golden Gallop
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party at the Library
24
Trailblazer’s Free Climb Night at the Mountaineering Center
STEM Girls at the Library
25
Golden Bike Cruise: Zombies (last one for 2018)
Front Porch Book Club: The Sympathizer by Viet Nguyen
26
Workshop Wednesday – Duct Tape Projects @ the Library
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians at Dinosaur Ridge
27
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Homecoming Kick-Off Lecture Featuring Adam Savage
Art on Tap – Trivia Night
Yūgen Film – North American Premiere @ Mountaineering Center
28
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Sunrise M Climb, breakfast, presidential address, campus tours, Oredigger challenge, games, party, bonfire
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Medicare 101 at the Library
29
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Homecoming run, parade, tailgate party, games
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Fancy Nancy Tea Party at the Library
30
SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program

Geology and History Museum Lectures, Road Ride, Goat Challenge, Music

August 2, 2018

The Public Art Commission will meet at 9AM this morning in City Council Chambers. They will review the recent Artsweek Golden. Staff will report on the new sculpture that will be placed along Highway 93 at the north entrance to town. Having partnered with Golden High School on the new mural on Washington Avenue, they are hoping to continue working with the school of future projects.   Learn more by reviewing the meeting packet….

EDTalks at the Arthur Lakes Library - Golden ColoradoAt 4PM, Ed Raines of the CSM Geology Museum will continue his lecture series (“ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing“) on Mining Districts of Colorado. This afternoon’s topic is the History of the Gilman Mines. The lecture will take place at the Arthur Lakes Library, 1400 Illinois St. (map).  Learn more….

The Golden Library is hosting the EPIC Egg Drop Challenge this afternoon from 5-7PM. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…at the EPIC Egg Drop Challenge! Golden Library and the Golden Fire Department challenge you to show off your smarts to save a raw egg from a 50-foot tumble. Create a container from various materials provided by the Library and see if your egg survives! This is limited to 25 participants, ages 6-12. Adult supervision is required.  More….

Golden History Museum lecture - Golden ColoradoThe Golden History Museum is hosting a lecture: “The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown,” by author/historian Phil S. Dixon. Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, and many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs. Few know, however, how connected these men and their teams were to cities and communities all over America. The Kansas City Monarchs and their opponents changed modern sports and social history forever. Come learn about the unique history of African American baseball teams, stars, and games played in Golden. Register.

At 6PM, Big Ring Cycles will be leading Thursday Night Road Rides, starting from their store at 12th and Ford Streets. Learn more….

Beginning at 6:10PM, Foothills Running and Cycling Club is holding Goat Challenge #5. Learn more….

Live Music in Golden ColoradoTonight’s Live Music
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke, 9PM
GOLDEN HOTEL – Teresa Carroll Jazz, 6-9PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY – Oakhurst, 6-9PM

Preview of August Events in Golden

August 1, 2018

Golden Fine Arts Festival - Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS
National Night Out in the Park
Movies & Music in the Park
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Pops in the Park

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Foothills Art Center
Amuse Yeux through Aug 12
Magnetic North through Oct 21
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Pieced Together—Patchwork Quilts from Russia and Evolutions through Oct 20
Golden History Museum
Epic Events
Legendary People
Touch Gallery
Salon
Colorado Railroad Museum
Rail Pets (Opens August 4th)
Westward in the Age of Rail

THEATER
Miners Alley Playhouse
Lend Me a Tenor through August 19
Miners Alley Children’s Theater
Sleeping Beauty through August 18

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

1
TriceraTOTs
Golden Police Department Community Workshop
2
ED Talks at the Geology Museum
EPIC Egg Drop Challenge
Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Goat Challenge #5
3
Yoga Hike – LMNC
Happy 50th Birthday, Foothills!
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – A Wrinkle in Time
Murder at the Railroad
Colorado Rails & Cocktails: Galloping Goose
4
Golden Farmers Market
Symposium at CSM: Minerals from the Metallic Ore Deposits of the American Southwest
Class at Foothills Art Center – Painting an Urban Scene
Golden Elks Book Sale
Coffee with a Councilor
Van-demonium
Golden Super Cruise
Murder at the Railroad
5
Ride Like a Girl
Golden Elks Book Sale
Teens After Dark: Putt Putt Golf at the Library
7
National Night Out
Golden Library Textile Society
English Paper Piecing at RMQM
8
Library XYZ Retro Games
9
Holidaily Brewery Tour & Lunch with the Golden History Museum
Let’s Dance at the Library
High-Voltage Book Group – Upside Down Magic
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing
10
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Jeffco Fair & Festival
Movies & Music in the Park – Beauty & the Beast Sing-a-Long
11
Golden Farmers Market
Dash at the Splash
Golden Elks Book Sale
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Reptile and Bird Day
Love Your Pet at the Library
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Colorado Cowboy Gathering Concert at the Railroad Museum for CCG and CRRM members
12
Golden Elks Book Sale
Dot Day at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Quilts that Settled the West
13
Golden Safety Academy – PARENT ACADEMY – Keeping Youth & Families Safe
14
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks
16
First Day of School
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado
Goat Challenge #6
17
Mines M Climb
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – Coco
18
Golden Farmers Market
Colorado Classic – Stage 3
Golden Elks Book Sale
Quilt Museum Quilter’s Treasures Garage & Book Sale
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Coffee with a Councilor – North Neighborhoods
Golden History Roundtable – Goosetown
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
19
Oregivers Service Event
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden Elks Book Sale
Pops in the Park with the Jefferson Symphony
20
Fall Classes Begin – CSM
NREL Walking Campus Tour
21
Storytime & Craft at the Railroad Museum
Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group: A Piece of the World
23
Class at the Quilt Museum: Ice Sawblades
24
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Glitter in the Garden
Movies & Music in the Park – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
25
Golden Farmers Market
Cops & Classics Car Show
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
26
Golden Gran Fondo Festival
27
Family Lab: Managing Homework – Helping Parents Understand…
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden History Museum and Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians
28
Senior Safety – Buyer Beware!
Golden Bike Cruise – Superheroes
Front Porch Book Club at the Community Center
29
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Hadrosaurs
30
Class at the Quilt Museum: Prickly Pear Pineapple
Goat Challenge #7
31
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music

Art on Tap, EDTalks, Molly Bloom, Taxes & Spending, Golf, Politics, and Dinosaurs

June 14, 2018

Art on Tap at Foothills Art CenterAs mentioned yesterday, you should attend Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center from 6-8 tonight. Be creative with beer! 809 15th St. (map).


EDTalks will start at 4PM at the Arthur Lakes Library on the CSM campus (1400 Illinois – map). Learn about the history of the Creede Mining Site from the CSM Geology Museum’s collections manager, Ed Raines.


Author Molly Bloom will be at Golden High School from 6:30-8 tonight. Ms. Bloom is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film, starring Jessica Chastain. Learn more and purchase tickets.


City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. Click here to see the meeting packet.

Council will consider whether to continue allowing HOAs to exempt themselves from the City’s waste-hauling program.

They will also review the report from the Investment Task Force. The Task Force has been meeting for several months to evaluate the “wish list” of possible expenses that we’ve compiled through many years of public meetings. They employed several methods of polling the public, but got the highest number of responses (340) through the GuidingGolden poll. Citizens were asked to vote yes or no on whether they wanted to fund various items. If their “yeses” were going to cost more than $15million, they were asked which kind of tax increase they would support in order to pay for the projects. The taxing options included an increase in sales tax or property tax, initiating a lodging tax, or legalizing marijuana sales and taxing them.

Investment Task Force Report - Golden Colorado

Click here to enlarge the graph.

Based on the graph above (where red means no and green means yes), the only category that a majority of people favor funding is open space acquisition. Looks like about 62% said “yes” to that. Overall willingness to fund was:

% in favor *
62% – Open Space
38% – Parfet Park Improvements
34% – Astor House Renovation
32% – Community Solar Garden
29% – DeLong Park
28% – Affordable Housing
27% – Clear Creek Pedestrian Bridge
24% – Lions Park Improvements
24% – Longboard Course
22% – Redevelop Former Museum Space
22% – Aquatics Expansion at the Community Center
22% – Downtown Streetscape
19% – Bachman Park
18% – Heritage Road and 6th Intersection
18% – Splash Expansion
15% – Solar for City Buildings
13% – West Colfax Avenue Improvements
10% – Hwy 93 & Hwy 58 Intersection
6% – Grampsas Park Improvements
3% – New History Museum

* These are estimates, based on eying the graph, since the actual numbers weren’t included in the report.

The report lists Open Space as having a “High” degree of interest and anything from 27%-38% to have a “Good” degree of interest…which is a curious interpretation.

The task force began by asking people which topics they considered important.  Most of the topics were important to people, but when they subsequently took a survey that included price tags and the possibility of increasing taxes, people were much less enthusiastic.

This was a good exercise. It’s useful for a community to consider whether they want something badly enough to pay for it. It will be interesting to see what Council does with this information.


Planning Ahead:

Friday
It’s not too late to get in on the Golden Rotary Foundation’s 17th Annual Golf Classic tomorrow at Applewood Golf Course. Learn more and register here!

Saturday
Judy Denison is hosting a house party on Saturday from 2-3:30 for Tammy Story – Democratic Candidate for Colorado Senate District 16. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know our (probable) next state senator in a small venue! Suggested contributions are Guest – $25, Advocate – $50, Supporter – $75, and Friend $100. To RSVP, contact Jay Malone at 469-920-0181 or jmmalone2305@gmail.com. Click here to donate online.

Also Saturday
Brontos and Brews Festival at Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Ridge is hosting a Brontos & Brews Festival this Saturday.  They’ll have a carnival with Dinosaur-themed rides and games from 10AM-4PM and a beer garden from 1-4PM.  At noon, they’re going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record from the greatest number of people appearing in dinosaur costumes in a photo!  Bring your own costume if you have one.  They will have a limited number to loan out.

Sunday
June 17th is Father’s Day, so plan accordingly.



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