Kayaks, Ankylosaurs, and Ukuleles

June 26, 2019

As mentioned yesterday, this is Bike to Work Day and there are several breakfast stations set up around town, plus an after-work party.

5PM – The Golden Community Rodeo Series starts tonight on Clear Creek. Tonight’s freestyle competition is sponsored by Golden River Sports. The comp is open to all kayakers*, including C1s, of all skill levels on June 19. Participants will be grouped into appropriate categories based on their age, gender, and skill level – typically Junior, Sport, Intermediate, Expert, and Masters Divisions for both men and women. Admission to compete in the series is free. However, you must be a current Colorado Whitewater member for insurance purposes. Renew or sign-up online or at the event for only $30, which includes entry to all three events and a one-year membership to Colorado Whitewater. Come have some fun or come cheer on the kayakers! Learn more….

Should be a nice night to be on the Creek. In addition to kayak-watching, stop by the Visitors Center patio and enjoy some country-western music by Julie Richardson. She’ll be playing from 6-8PM.


5PM – Golden United will hold a meeting at Calvary Church to organize a rental assistance campaign. They hope to raise at least $50,000 for Golden residents who have emergencies and are struggling to pay rent or utilities. Please contact benioffron@gmail.com for more information and if you would like to join in this activity.


6PM – The Sustainability Board will meet in City Council Chambers. They will review 1) introductory materials to consider a commercial and multifamily energy benchmarking program and discuss next steps; 2) a proposed scope of work for assistance in reviewing energy reports for new development projects; 3) review proposed metrics for use in tracking and measuring the new Sustainability Goals. These industry-based metrics will also be used to evaluate future policy and project recommendations to City Council. See the meeting packet….


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6PMDinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map) will hold a free talk on “tank dinosaurs”–the ankylosaurs.


6PM – The Library will host their monthly ukulele jam session from 6-7:30. Got a Ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Jam with us and other ukulele enthusiasts the last Wednesday of each month. These are not lessons, just a chance to play with others. Suitable for: Ages 13+


Live Music:

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Golden Visitors Center – Julie Richardson, 6-8PM
Miners Saloon – Kenny Lee Young, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM


Thursday Preview:

9AMPublic Art Commission
10AMThrilling Thursdays at the Railroad Museum
6PMMember Preview at Foothills Art Center – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association
7PM – Happy Hour and Adaptive Film Night at the Mountaineering Center

An Art-Centric Day in Golden, Plus Music

June 6, 2019

The Public Art Commission meets this morning at 9AM in City Council Chambers. They will review the final draft of an Art in Your Park brochure. (That’s a program where City plans to put temporary art installations in parks throughout the city.) They will discuss plans for an Open House during Arts Week. They will consider ways to promote the new art installation off of highway 93 at the north entrance to town. Staff will provide updates on the Community Art Partnership (local young artists), a “Greetings from Golden” mural to be placed on the History Museum, and a project to decorate several signal boxes.

The Commission will discuss relocating the statue of the Prospector & Burro. That piece was originally located at 13th and Washington and was moved down by the creek for a while. A statue of a bicyclist replaced it at 13th and Washington. The bicycle statue was hit by cars or trucks several times. Citizens submitted a petition to get the prospector back. Recently, a truck jumped the curb and hit the base of the statue, so the city is considering relocating it again. See the agenda for more details about these topics.


The Library will offer Wee Create: Outdoor Art for preschoolers and toddlers from 11:15AM-noon.


Foothills Art Center will have a members-only preview of their new show, “Amuse Yeux,” from from 6-8PM. Join us Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6 pm for Member Preview of Amuse Yeux. Over 60 works for sale under $300. Please be aware, this is a FAC Member Only event. Please renew or join ahead of time. Please bring your membership card for faster check-in.


Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Columbine Cafe – High Road Home, 7-9PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk, 6-10PM
Golden Hotel – Teresa Caroll, featuring the swinging trio of Joe Lopez bass, Ron Jolly piano and Dave Rolhf drums, 6-9PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Music by the Mesa, 6-9PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Bruce Cole, 5-9PM


Friday Preview:
8AM-4PM Huge Rummage and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange (map)
5-7PM Golden Weekends: Free Carriage Rides and Live Music Downtown

Flora and the Future

June 4, 2019

The Parks, Recreation, and Museums Advisory Board will have a field trip/study session tonight from 6-8PM. They will visit the North Washington Open Space, where local flora savant Tom Schweich will provide a tour and explain the diversity of native plants found in that small plot of land. If you want to join them, meet at Norman D. Park and walk to the open space entering at the curve of N. Ford, just south of Alaska Street.

From 6-8:30, Golden United and the City of Golden will host “Visioning Golden’s Future” at Foothills Art Center. We will discuss our visions for Golden and how we can manage development to align with key goals, including preserving Golden’s small town character, access to affordable housing, and sustainability. We will collectively discuss options for regulating land-use and development and strategies for strengthening communication and engagement of residents in planning and zoning processes. Learn more….

Night Life:
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain – 6-7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Karaoke, 7-10PM
VFW Post 4171 – Bingo, 6:30-8:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Trivia Night, 7PM

Wednesday Preview:
10AM TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
6-7PM Bend at the Barrel – Yoga at Old Barrel Tea Company
6-7PM Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
6:30PM Planning Commission
7:30PM SCRIPTprov at Mines Alley Playhouse