Quiet Start to a Busy Week

June 24, 2019

Monday Events:
– Let’s Dance at the Library (Babies, Preschoolers and Toddlers)
12:15PM – Preschool Time at the Library
6:15PMNew Terrain Brewing Run Club (weather and trail dependent)
6:30PM – Open Mic at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
9PM – College Night at Woody’s Pizza (All you can eat pizza – $7 with ID)

Tuesday Preview:
7:30AM – Golden Chamber’s Coffee Connections at Cafe 13
11:30AM – ED Talks at the Geology Museum
12PM – Power Lunch Lecture – NREL Wind Research: Looking Toward the Future of Wind (must register in advance by calling 303-384-6565 or emailing education.center@nre.gov)
6PM – Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board
6PM – Golden Bicycle Cruise – Theme: Cartoon Characters

This week starts out quiet, but revs up quickly as we approach the weekend. I expect these three Thursday events to sell out, so here’s your last-minute warning.

Thursday June 27th, 6-8:30PM
Hoppy Hour to Benefit Foothills Animal Shelter
Experience tastings from local breweries, live music, food trucks, prizes, and, most importantly, our adoptable pets. Learn more and buy tickets….

Thursday June 27th, 5:30-9:30PM
3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam to Benefit the Golden Civic Foundation
Live music by Dorado, Bowregard, and The Great Salmon Famine, three bands with Golden connections. Train rides, bouncy castles, food by Bob’s Atomic Burgers, the Crock Spot, and Moontime Crepes and beer by New Terrain Brewing Company. Learn more and buy tickets….

Thursday June 27th, 6:15-8:15PM
Cooking Class – Flower Power! at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Such a stunningly beautiful cooking class from cocktails to appetizers – hugely popular last year! Learn about the nutrients that edible flowers offer for our health and well-being, as well as how they can add that special flavor and visual pop to your dishes. Join us and eat your way through the colorful flower garden! Menu: dependent on what flowers are available at class time. Cost:  $40. Instructor:  Cheryl Rojic, Holistic Chef & Nutritionist. Call the store to register: 303-278-1260

Transportation Open House, Beer Talks at the Buffalo Rose

June 11, 2019

6-8PM at the Golden Community Center (map): The City’s Planning Department is holding a Community Open House event regarding the Transportation Master Plan. If you’ve ever watched the city do something inexplicable to your road–take away lanes, add concrete islands in the middle, insist that you back in to parking spaces, etc.–this is your opportunity to register your opinions. If you’ve ever attended a city meeting of any kind and learned that it’s much too late to change whatever you don’t like–this is the time to ask for the changes you want. The best time to affect a master plan is when it’s in its earliest, most abstract form.

6:30PM in City Council Chambers: The Economic Development Commission didn’t have a quorum last month, so tonight they will discuss some of the business left over from May. Holidaily Brewing recently built a much larger brewery, which enables them to greatly expand capacity. “Staff recommends that EDComm recommend that the City Manager authorize the standard 1/3 of use tax rebate up to a maximum of $25,000 as is somewhat regularly awarded as a good faith gesture to recognize business contributions to the community.” Staff may also report on their progress in hiring a new City employee to “encourage residents and businesses to buy local for retail and services.” See the meeting packet….

6:30PM at the Buffalo Rose: Golden Beer Talks will hold its first gathering in their new digs. Tonight’s speaker is Dr. Jim Clawson. Jim is a technical advisor to NASA and will talk about the space program. In late March, Vice President Pence announced that American Astronauts would be returning to the moon by 2024. Last week, President Trump tweeted that we should not go to the moon. Dr. Clawson’s scheduled topic is “Boots on the Moon,” but who knows what our national plan will be by tonight? Attend Golden Beer Talks, and you’ll find out! Tonight’s featured beer will come from one of Golden’s newest breweries–Coda Brewing.

If you’ve been curious about Golden Beer Talks, if you’ve been wanting to see the renovated Buffalo Rose, if you like Golden Beer talks but found the old venue too crowded, if you’ve been meaning to visit Coda Brewing, or if you’re curious to hear what Dr. Clawson will say, plan to attend Golden Beer Talks tonight at 6:30 at the Buffalo Rose!

Other Tuesday Events:
5PM – Golden Chamber’s VIBE@Five at the Goosetown Events Center
6PM – Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK at Natural Grocers
6PM – Yoga on Tap at New Terrain Brewing
6:30PM – Bingo at the VFW
6:30PM – French Conversation Group at the Library
7PM – Trivia Night at the Ace Hi
7PM – Golden Votes! Organizational Meeting at 1027 9th St. Call Judy Denison at 303-279-5177 for more information.

The Golden Chamber is holding this month’s VIBE@Five from 5-7PM at the Goosetown Events Center, 514 9th St. (map).

Wednesday Preview:
10AM – Hand Embroidery Basics with Rita Meyerhoff at the Quilt Museum
6PM – Jeffco Sheriff’s Dept. Community Meeting at the High School – Sexually Violent Predator Living in Our Community

GURA: Affordable Housing, 8th Street | Much Ado at the Library

June 10, 2019

The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council chambers. They will discuss the June 18th open house, to be held in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority. They will review ways that GURA can help fund affordable housing. They will consider the public finance agreement for the Gateway Village URA. The City has received a building permit application for a large storage project in the Gateway Center area. Representatives from the Confluence Company will be there to describe their construction plans for the Briarwood Inn property at the west end of 8th Street. They may agree to accept GURA funding to use part of the development as workforce housing. See the meeting packet for more information….

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Additional Monday Events:
9:30-10:30AM – MOMS Club of Golden
11:15-11:45AM – Let’s Dance (babies, preschoolers. toddlers)
12:15-12:45PM – Preschool Time (preschoolers)
3-4PM – Solar Printing (tweens and teens)
6-7:30PM – Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
6:30-7:30PM – Space Junk (school age)

Tuesday Preview
1PM – Space Junk
5PM – Golden Chamber’s VIBE@Five at the Goosetown Events Center
6PM – Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
6PM – Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK (how to fix it at Natural Grocers)
6:30PM – Golden Beer Talks at the Buffalo Rose: Boots on the Moon
6:30PM – French Language Meetup Group
6:30PM – Economic Development Commission
7PM – Golden Votes! Organizational Meeting at 1027 9th St. Call Judy Denison at 303-279-5177 for more information.