June 8, 2019
Golden Farmers Market - photo by DPowers

The Golden Farmers Market (8AM-1PM today) has a new manager this year, and I’m hearing good things about the new arrangements. Miller Farms is back, and that’s good news. Every week, one booth is set aside for Golden Chamber members to showcase their products or services and another for the Golden Cultural Alliance members. The museums and the library are frequent participants and Market visitors also get to meet folks from the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, the Colorado Cowboy Poets, the Golden Community Choirs….

Today you’ll get a chance to meet someone from Golden Beer Talks! This lecture series has been running for 5-1/2 years now, and has covered topics as wide-reaching as soul food, cartography, lasers, wildfires, prairies, and the 1918 influenza epidemic. This month’s Beer Talk (Tuesday the 11th) is about NASA’s next trip to the moon. Dr. Jim Clawson, a Technical Advisor to NASA, will tell us all about it. In fact, Jim will be the man in the booth at the Farmers Market this morning!

The City will hold a Kids Bike Rodeo this morning in the Coors Tek Parking Lot (10th & Jackson). Practice bicycle maneuvering and safety skills, including stopping, signaling, maintaining balance, dodging “rocks,” and riding in a straight line. We will also have Strider bikes and an opportunity for new riders to practice gliding and pedaling off-course. Drop by any time between 10AM and 1PM. Learn more….

The downtown merchants are celebrating Golden Weekends again tonight from 5-8PM. Tonight’s musicians are Golden’s own Jubilant Bridge (dulcimer duo vocals and string instruments) and Kyle Swan (improvisational jazz and blues). The carriages will be giving rides from 6-8PM, so head downtown, check out the stores, enjoy the music, and get a free ride!

Saturday Run-Down:
8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market
9AM Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
10AM Kids Bike Rodeo
3PM Pig Roast
3:30PM Holidaily 2.0 Brewery Tours
3:30PM Quick Class: Tasty Tumeric
5-8PM Golden Weekends: music from 5-8 | carriage rides from 6-8PM
7:30PM Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
7:45PM Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl

Live Music:
Golden Visitors Center – Julie RIchardson, 10AM-12:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Over Yonder Brewing – Kings of Prussia, 4-7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Nightwolf @ 11AM, Maynard Mills Blues Band @ 3PM, Dave Frisk Band @ 7PM
Golden Weekends – Jubilant Bridge (dulcimer duo vocals and string instruments) and Kyle Swan (improvisational jazz and blues), 5-8PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Parkside, 4-8PM

Sunday Preview:
11AM – SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program at Foothills Art Center
12:30-2PM – Teen DIY: Solar Oven Snacks
2-4PM – Sunday at the Quilt Museum – History of an Obsessive Quilter
4-7PM – Swing Night Supper Club at the Buffalo Rose

Preview of June Events in Golden

June 1, 2019

Miners Alley Playhouse – Queen of Conspiracy through June 23rd

Foothills Art Center – Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future (through June 10th), Amuse Yeux: A Small Delight for the Eyes (Starts June 7th), Evolving Perceptions, Studio Art Quilt Associates (Starts June 28th), Alex McLeod: NPC Hell

Golden History Museum – Golden Above the Clouds, Craft Beer and Pizza, Malted Milk, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery

7AM-1:15 PM – Senior Law Day
8AM-1PM – Golden Farmers Market
9AM-5PM – Wild West/Steampunk Days at the Railroad Museum
9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
9AM-3PM – Babysitting Course for 11-14 year olds at the Community Center Register – Class #452410
9AM-12PM – Build a tabletop putting green with your child at Home Depot
9-10AM – Yoga in Parfet Park (Donation based)
10AM-12:30PM – Julie Richardson performs live music on the patio at the Golden Visitors Center
10AM-12PM – Summer Reading program blasts off at the Library
10AM – Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily Brewing
10AM – Coffee with a Councilor
11AM-3PM – Fund-raiser for the Golden Fire Dept at Colorado Plus 49 Cidery & Pub
1-5PM – Golden Optimists Volunteer Open House
3-9PM – Excellence in Climbing Celebration at the Mountaineering Center with carnival games, museum tours, vendors, food trucks, and local beverages
5-8:30PM – Golden Super Cruise
5-7:30PM – Robbery at the Railroad Museum
7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
Live Music:
GOLDEN VISITORS CENTER – Julie Richardson, 10AM-12:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
The Buffalo Rose – Idol X – The Billy Idol Live Experience, 7PM
Cast Iron Tavern – Slyjax, 2-5PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Band of Brothers, 3-7PM, Shot in the Dark, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Midnight Vinyl, 4-8PM

Coffee with a Ranger, 8AM
Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet 9AM-7PM
Wild West Days at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 9AM-5PM
For the Love of Pride Film Festival, 1-4:30PM
Pick-Up Soccer Games, 4PM
Robbery at the Railroad, 5PM

Tributary Hall Food Hall & Drinkery Job Far
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
Astronaut-ka-doodle at the Library
Of Mines and Beer! at the History Museum
Sight Singing Classes with the Golden Concert Choir

Train Talks at the RR Museum
Visioning the Future of Golden at Foothills Art Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Field Trip: North Golden Open Space

TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
Yoga & Tea at Old Barrel Tea Co.
Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
Planning Commission – Phase 2 of R2 Zoning Changes
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley Playhouse

Public Art Commission
Wee Create: Outdoor Art at the Library
Farm to Table Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Universe of Surprise with Magic Rob at the Library
Art Rocks the Toad! with Jesse Crock
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Healthy Skin Summer Essentials at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Farmers Market
Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
Rocket Blast Mini-Camp at the Community Center
Kids Bike Rodeo
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at American Legion Post 21
Quick Class: Tasty Tumeric at Natural Grocers
Dance & Yoga Night at YourAshtanga Yoga
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

SPARK! Alzheimer’s Assn Program at Foothills Art Center
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: History of an Obsessive Quilter
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

MOMS Club of Golden
Solar Printing at the Library
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing – CMC Members 20-40
Space Junk at the Library
GURA Board Meeting

Sew Together Bag at Golden Quilt Company
Space Junk at the Library
VIBE@Five with the Chamber at the Goosetown Events Center
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK at Natural Grocers
Golden Beer Talks – Jim Clawson
EDComm Meeting

Hand Embroidery Basics with Rita Meyerhoff
La Freeway: Long’s Peak to the Arapahos in 16 Hours at the Mountaineering Center

Invisible Forces: A Physics Challenge at the Library
City Council Business Meeting

Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Locomotives
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Certified Food Protection Manager ServSafe Training at the Elks Lodge
Golden Farmers Market
Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Sketching with Watercolors with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Family, Fun & Fossils at Dinosaur Ridge
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Responsible Service of Alcohol Class at the Elks Lodge

Full Moon
Blast Off: Apollo Art
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Western Women through American Art at the Golden History Museum
Downtown Development Authority
Story Time Under the Stars at the Library

Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
MUFON: UFOs in America at the Library
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group: Beauty in the Briken Places at Allison Pataki at the Library
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Negotiating Off Trail Rocky Terrain at the Mountaineering Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Meeting

Planning Commission Study Session

Golden Young Professionals (Chamber)
Sustainability Series at Golden Real Estate: Water Conservation
Armchair Traveler – Trekking Nepal Photographic & Food Tasting Evening at the Mountaineering Center

Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Farmers Market
Yoga in the Park
Critique Class with Lea McComas at the Quilt Museum
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Golden Gran Fondo (Bike Race)
Golden Library Textile Society
Pick-Up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Pegmatites at the Geology Museum
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Golden Bike Cruise – Costume Theme is Cartoon Characters

Bike to Work Day Breakfast Stations
Bike to Work Day Party Station (After Work)
Sustainability Board Meeting
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library

Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Golden Summer Jam – Fund Raiser for the Golden Civic Foundation
Hoppy Hour at Foothills Animal Shelter (Fund Raiser)
Member Preview – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association at Foothills Art Center
Flower Power Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals
City Council Regular Business Meeting

Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: Cabooses
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Art and Conversation: Morality within the realm of Artificial Intelligence with Foothills Art Center at the Golden Library

Golden Farmers Market
Homesteaders Day at the Golden History Park
Celestial Henna for Teens and Adults at the Library
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Part 1 at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Be a Foster Event with Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos at the History Museum
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

Beer, Chamber, Cheese, Schools, Sharks (and More Beer), and Economic Development in Golden

May 14, 2019

This will be a busy night in Golden! From 5-8PM, Barrels & Bottles will be hosting Brian Q’s Pale Boy Ale Tap Release. Enjoy a beer, food and live entertainment with your friends and also support a great cause! This is a fund-raiser for the Golden Civic Foundation.

From 5-7PM, the Golden Chamber will hold their monthly VIBE@Five social event. If you’re a Chamber member–or interested in becoming one–it’s a great chance to hobnob with other members. This month’s event will be hosted at Cheese Ranch Deli, 601 16th St. (map).

Golden High School’s PTA will meet at 5:30 (map to Golden High School), and Bell Middle School’s Orchestra will perform at 6PM (map to Bell) .

Golden Beer Talks will meet at 6:30 at Windy Saddle Cafe. Tonight’s topic is The World of Sharks. This will be an extra-special meeting…see today’s Golden Business News for the details.

The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) will meet at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will hear from two local businesses and two local banks about small business loans. Staff will recommend a $25,000 economic incentive for Holidaily Brewing. Staff will describe their plan to replace Golden Business News with business promotions written by City employees. They will also discuss the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mentoring program that they contract out to Traxion. For details, review tonight’s meeting packet….