Public Art, History Museum and Foothills Art Center Events, State Room Grand Opening, Live Music

April 4, 2019

The Public Art Commission will meet at 9AM in City Council Chambers. Staff will discuss the Community Art Partnership, which is a plan to do temporary art installations around town and encourage people to do Instagram posts showing the art. They will discuss two unveiling events–one for the Elk sculpture at Heritage Road and Kimball Ave (April 27th), and the other a major piece just off Highway 93 at the north entrance to the city (date TBD). Nathan Ritchie of the History Museum will update them on a mural they hope to paint on the history museum. Foothills Art Center plans to hold an Artsweek Golden again this year, July 8th-14th. The Chamber’s Golden Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for August 17th and 18th. See the meeting agenda….

At 10AM, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will host a talk on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map).

The Library will offer Wee Create – Sensory Art for preschoolers and toddlers from 11:15AM-12PM.

The State Room is holding their Grand Opening today from 5-7PM. This is the bar above the event center in the new Buffalo Rose. The windows look out over Washington Avenue, and it’s quite a snazzy place. Join them for classic cocktails and appetizers.

The History Museum is hosting a lecture tonight from 6-7:30PM: What’s Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian’s View of Colorado Culinary Literature. Food history and food studies are more popular than ever. From bookshelves to university classrooms, we study the history of food because it tells us about what, how much, and why people ate what they did. Food history also tells us much about how people thought about health, what factors influenced their choices, and the rules of social engagement. This lecture will examine and explore what we can learn from cookbooks, an often-overlooked source for historians, by highlighting works from one of the most significant culinary archives in Colorado, the holdings at the University of Denver’s library.

Presented by Carol Helstosky, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Denver. She is the author of Garlic and Oil: Politics and Food in Italy (2004); Food Culture in the Mediterranean (2009) and Pizza: A Global History (2008) and editor of The Routledge History of Food (2014). She has been teaching food history to undergraduates for 20 years, utilizing the culinary archives at the DU library’s Special Collections and archives. Register here….

Foothills Art Center is hosting MGD/PHO Multimedia Exhibition at 6PM. We are celebrating Red Rocks Community College Graphic Design, Photography, and Video students’ work. This year check out a fleet of stunning digital-visual experiences! Bring your friends, bring your family and everybody you know. Let’s show off what artistic talent is out there. We have snacks, drinks, and awesome artwork to share. Hope to see you there!

City Council meets tonight at 6:30, but they will be conducting interviews off-camera for boards and commissions.

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:

Friday Preview:

If you are planning to participate in Saturday’s Kids Clothes Swap, please bring your contributions to Hillside Church (103 N. Ford St.) on Friday from 12:30-1:30PM or 5-7PM. Please consider bringing the following items:

  • Gently used kids clothing 0-16(xl)
  • Winter gear (plan ahead!)
  • Sports equipment & uniforms
  • Children’s picture books & chapter books
  • Gently used kids shoes
  • Gently used maternity clothes
  • Other baby items (bath, nursing, sleep)

TriceraTOTs, Tea & Yoga, Defining a “Small Town,” Colorado Ore, and Standup Improv

April 3, 2019

TriceraTOTs meets at 10AM this morning at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map). This is a story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free.

The Chamber’s Community Development Council meets from 11:30-1 at the Golden Visitors Center. This group is designed to encourage the economic vitality, prosperity and educational opportunities of the Greater Golden area and to monitor and inform members on public issues while serving as the voice of the Greater Golden business community. If you plan to attend, please call the Chamber in case of cancellation or location change at 303-279-3113.

Old Barrel Tea Company at 1224 Washington Avenue hosts Bend at the Barrel – Yoga and Tea Pairing from 6-7PM.

The Planning Commission meets tonight at 6:30PM in City Council Chambers. They are plunging into the challenging task of bringing our municipal code in line with the Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plans. A lot of this work involves turning qualitative terms such as “small,” “compatible,” and “friendly” into quantitative terms such as “50% maximum lot coverage,” and “maximum height 25′.” Council approved a 120 day building moratorium in order to get these issues addressed, so the next four months will be interesting in Golden. See the meeting packet….

The Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum will host a lecture tonight at 7PM: Outstanding Minerals of Colorado’s Metallic Ore Deposits: A Brief Review by Phil Persson. The talk will be on the Mines campus in GRL 201, the large conference room directly across the hall from the CSM Geology Museum. The Mines Geology Museum is one block north of Mines’ Maple Street pedestrian mall. The closest parking is in the lots immediately north and south of the Geology Museum and is FREE in the evening. The Geology Museum is #27 on the campus map. Admission is free and all are welcome.

SCRIPTprov takes place at 7:30PM at Miners Alley Playhouse. We put improv in their scripts, they put scripts in our improv. What could possibly go wrong? SCRIPTprov is an award winning show that has been described as a “wonderful surprise” and “redefining the rules.” Performed in Denver since 2009, SCRIPTprov features the talents of traditional actors and the Dishwater Blondes improv troupe. Watch scenes get their scripts flipped. $17 For more information please visit www.minersalley.com.

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

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

2
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
3
TriceraTOTs
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
4
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
5
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
6
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
7
Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
8
MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
14
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
15
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
20
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
21
Easter
22
STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
23
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
24
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
25
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
26
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
27
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
28
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
30
Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

Goosetown Purchase, HERStory, Sustainability, Dinosaurs, Ukuleles, and Live Music

March 27, 2019
Property for proposed new municipal center – click to enlarge

The big news for the day is that the City has agreed on a price to buy 7.1 acres in the Goosetown neighborhood, including the Coors North Office Building, for $12.25 million. After taking possession, the City plans to renovate the building to serve as a Civic Center, including a new City Hall, Police Department, and History Museum, with additional space for other cultural entities. Learn more about the area to be purchased….

No word yet on the projected cost of the renovations.

The City would finance this purchase with Certificates of Participation, which would not require a vote of the people. In fact, City Council will vote on the purchase on April 11th, so this may happen very soon. If you have questions about the proposal, contact your city council representatives.


The Mountaineering Museum will celebrate Women’s HERstory tonight from 5-9 throughout the Mountaineering ceter (710 10th St.). Ladies, gather with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for an evening of community and inspiration. Learn more….


The Sustainability Board will meet tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. They will discuss Sustainable Building Codes, proposed amendments to the Pay As You Throw program, commitments to various Climate Organizations, and the 2019 Golden Sustainability Awards.


The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will host a free talk on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods, at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map). They will have another talk tomorrow morning at 10 on prehistoric mammals.


The Library has Ukulele Wednesday from 6-7:30 this evening, so if you play, and you want to jam with others, head to the library and join in.


Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Miners Saloon – Jonathan Browning, 6-9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse – Wintery Wednesdays Concert Series, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM

Snowmageddon and Museums of Increasing Antiquity

March 13, 2019

The Jefferson County Public Schools and the School of Mines are both closed today, in anticipation of the snow storm.


These are the events scheduled today…probably a good idea to confirm before heading out.

Noon – Golden Women in Business Book Club at Connects Workspace. They’re scheduled to discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama.

6PM – Fly-Tying Class at Golden River Sports

Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse – Wintery Wednesday Concert Series, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30


Dinosaur Ridge recently posted their plans to celebrate 30 years of operations. They plan a full weekend of events over the weekend of April 25-28th, including a dinosaur movie party, dinosaur-themed carnival, a gala dinner and silent auction, lectures and tours.

This got me thinking about the ages of Golden’s many museums. I thought you might be interested too:

2008
The American Mountaineering Museum opened in 2008, so it turns 11 this year
1999
The Clear Creek History Park turns 20 this year
1990
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is 29.
1989
Dinosaur Ridge celebrates their 30th anniversary this year.
1968
Foothills Art Center is 51.
1959
The Colorado Railroad Museum turns 60 this year.
1939
The Golden History Museum opened 80 years ago in January of this year.
1921
The Buffalo Bill Museum opened in 1921, so it’s 98 this year
1874
The granddaddy of all of our museums, the CSM Geology Museum, is 145 years old!

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.

1
Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
2
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
3
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
5
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
6
Community Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
7
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
8
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
9
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
10
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
11
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
12
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
14
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
15
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
16
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
17
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
18
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
19
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
20
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
21
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
22
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
23
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
SPRING BREAK CAMPS:
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)
26
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
27
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
28
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
29
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
30
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
31
Jefferson Symphony Concert

Collecting Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals

February 26, 2019

Dinosaur Ridge is holding a special program tonight from 7-8:30PM: Building and Caring for a Collection: Fossils, Rocks, and Minerals. Where did I get that thing? What is it? Did I find it, buy it, or did someone give it to me? We have all asked ourselves these questions when we see something that we have but didn’t care for properly. Whether you are a beginning collector or have assembled a collection over the years, Dr. Lou Taylor will provide some hints on how to keep this from happening to you as you make your collection – or happening again, if you are a seasoned collector. Lou’s talk will show how to gather specimens for your collection and what to do with them after they become yours. Knowing what you want to collect, where and how you can get specimens for our collection, and keeping good records for your collection are some of the topics that will be presented. If you’re an amateur geologist, paleontologist or fossil hunter, this one-hour talk with time for Q&A will shed some light on how to start and organize a fossil collection. Join us for the 45-minute talk on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center. Cost is $3 for FODR members and $5 for non-members. Register here.

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They plan to discuss School Walking/Biking Maps, Traffic Calming Ordinance and Toolbox Discussion, Crosswalk Manual Update and Review. See the meeting packet….

One Last Night of Lights

February 14, 2019
Holiday Lights in Golden Colorado

Happy Valentine’s Day! What could be more romantic than living in beautiful Golden Colorado? The City will turn off the holiday lights after tonight, so take one last walk or drive around downtown to enjoy them.


Thanks for all the responses on yesterday’s post, “City Plans and Civic Frustration.” If you’re new to “What’s Happening in Golden?” you might enjoy the following related posts from the past:


Today’s Events
10AM – Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs)
4PM – Subaqueous Debris Flow Processes and Deposits
5PM – Family Game Night at On Tap Credit Union
6:15PM – Inspired by Mountains at Bent Gate


City Council
City Council will meet at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will vote to give the City Manager a $24,500 raise, bringing him to $203,000/year.

The City Manager will provide a public briefing regarding property acquisition currently under consideration by City council. The property is “East of Ford St., near 10th St.

In recognition of the members of the Golden Cultural Alliance, their 700,000 visitors per year, and their $23 million contribution to the local economy, the Mayor will proclaim February to be Heart and Soul of Golden Month.

They will decide whether to approve new Sustainability Goals regarding energy, waste, and water.

They will consider applying to DRCOG (Denver Regional Council of Governments) for Federal funding to improve the interchange at US6 and Heritage Road and to do a “Complete Streets” project on West Colfax.

See the meeting packet for more details on any of these topics.


Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke, 9PM
THE BUFFALO ROSE – Sammy Mayfield, Deep Pocket Thieves, and Emma Marie, 7PM
GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY – Booker and Ben, 7:30PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY – Music by the Mesa – Native Station, 6-9PM

8th Street Project Approved, New Art Program Proposed

February 7, 2019

The new apartments and hotel on 8th Street were approved by the Planning Commission last night. The discussion was heated. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the meeting live, you can always review it by scrolling down to the Planning Commission section on the City’s Agenda page and clicking the link that says “Audio.”

Commissioner Cameron reminded the assembled audience that positions would be opening on several of the City’s boards and commissions (though not Planning Commission), and now is the time to submit an application to serve.


Today’s Events:
9AMPublic Art Commission Meeting – They will consider launching a program of pop-up art exhibits and encouraging people to photograph and share them on Instagram.

10AMEverything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs)

11:15AMWee Create Color Mixing at the Library

At 4PM, Oliver Jagoutz, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will discuss Low-latitude Arc-continent Collision as a Driver for Global Cooling. The talk will take place in room 241 of Berthoud Hall (map). Learn more….

From 5:30-7:30, the Library will host Kindness Rocks. The Kindness Rocks Project has one simple goal: promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients. Paint a rock and leave in a public area to inspire kindness. Rocks and supplies provided. Please be respectful and leave no trace in our open spaces and protected areas.

The Backcountry Film Festival will happen at the Mountaineering Center from 7-9:30 this evening. The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like Colorado Mountain Club at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Filmmaker, Philip Huffeldt from Wool Hat Creative Productions, will give a short presentation and Q&A session about the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative : Human-powered project that is part of this year’s festival. Learn more and buy tickets….


Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
Bridgewater Grill in the Golden Hotel – Teresa Carroll, Mr Joe Lopez bass, Ed Stephen guitar and Dave Rolhf drums, 6-9PM
New Terrain – Music by the Mesa – Shawn Nelson Band, 6-9PM


Friday Preview
9:30AM
Canadian Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner: Latest News and Evolution of Our Bilateral Relationship – OLLI Speaker at the Unitarian Church
10AM Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate at the Courthouse
1PM Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Settling Colorado
See the Calendar of Events for the details….

Things to Do on a Tuesday

February 5, 2019

If you’re looking for something to do today, visit Foothills Art Center to see their 2019 Members’ Show and the Jeffco Students’ Exhibition. They are open from 10AM-5PM.

2PM – South Golden Merchants will meet at Pizza Hut

5-6PM – PTA Meeting at Bell Middle School

6PM – Sustainability Board Meeting: The board will review metrics, data, and a new citizen task force for the proposed new Sustainability Goals. (City Council will vote on the new goals at their Feb. 14th meeting.) They will also discuss the Sustainability Plan work plan for 2019. They will discuss the February 27th meeting, at which they will hear a feasibility study for a possible hydroelectric project. They will also review some potential amendments to the Pay As You Throw ordinance and a letter to RTD regarding service level changes. Review the meeting packet to learn more….

6PM – Raising Confident, Caring Young People
(Held at Miners Alley Playhouse)
As parents and adults working with children and youth, we spend a lot of time thinking about what we don’t want our children to do or become. It’s even more important, though, to have a clear idea of what we do want. Using a strengths-based framework, we an work together to help raise healthy kids. Speaker: Lori Hoffner is a nationally recognized speaker and has been offering training for positive youth development since 1997. Raising Confident, Caring Young People is part of a new series of free classes offered for Golden area residents by the Rotary Club of Golden. Our Mental Wellness Initiative focuses on promoting mental well-being in teens and kids. For more information, please call 303-278-2823.

6PM – Tonight’s REEL ROCK 13 showing is sold out.

6:30PMCMS Avalanche Awareness Clinic at Bent Gate is sold out.


Wednesday Preview:
10-11AM TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
5PM Teen After Hours: Video Game Nightwaitlisted
6:30PM The Planning Commission will hold the public hearing regarding the proposed 72-unit apartment complex and 48-room hotel at the west end of 8th St.



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