Homecoming Parade & Games, Farmers Market, Art, Music

September 29, 2018

Colorado School of Mines Homecoming - Golden COHomecoming
The School of Mines is celebrating Homecoming this weekend, with a 5K run at 8AM, starting a 19th and Elm. The HomeComing Parade will go down Illinois Street from 18th to Clear Creek, starting at 9:30. The Tailgate Party starts at 10 in the Q Lot. The Mines Football Team will play Colorado Mesa at noon, and the Volleyball Team will play Westminster College at 5PM. See the full schedule.

Farmers Market
The second-to-last Farmers Market of the year is this morning from8AM-1PM at 10th and Illinois.  Stock up now while you can!

Mountain Toad is celebrating OkTOADerfest all day (11AM to 11PM). Curiously enough, their theme is Hawaiian Luau. They’ll have Ohana Grille food, special beer tappings, and a discount for people in Hawaiian shirts.

Foothills Art Center - Golden Colorado

Foothills Art Center‘s two current exhibits, Spirit Glass by Damien Gilley and Magnetic north: oils on stainless steel by mai wyn schantz, will both close in three more weeks, so make sure you see them soon.

Artist Charlotte Bassin is opening a show in the new Golden Center Gallery from 3-5PM.

Spirits in the Wind Gallery will host artist Sonia Reid from 4-8PM. She will be demonstrating creation of wildlife art in oil.

Live Music in Golden ColoradoACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9:00 p.m.
DIRTY DOGS ROADHOUSE – Mad Millie at 1PM, Vince Converse Band at 6PM

Miners Alley Playhouse is performing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at 1PM and Lungs at 7:30PM.

Pet Parade, Farmers Market, Dinosaur Discovery, Fire Department, Breweries, Music

September 8, 2018

The Farmers Market runs from 8AM-1PM today. I’ll be there, representing the Golden Cultural Alliance, so if you have any questions about the museums, the symphony, the choir, Golden Landmarks, the Visitors Center, the Library, the Chamber, the Nature Center, Miners Alley, or West Side Live, Golden Beer Talks, or the Cowboy Gathering, stop by the Golden Cultural Alliance booth this morning!

Also today:

9-11AM Adventure Van Meet Up
10AM – 2PM Toby’s Costume Parade & Fair
10AM – 2PM Dinosaur Discovery Day
10AM – 2PM Safety and Preparedness Day at the Fire Department
10AM – 3PM National Electric Drive Week Event

Goldenfest at Golden City Brewery

Brewery News
Today from 11AM-7PM, the Golden City Brewery will host their 18th annual GOLDENFEST, which is a fund-raiser that benefits the Golden Fire Department.

Cannonball Creek will run Pepperpalooza today from 12-11PM, with chili beers, on-site green chili roasting, and live music.

This is the final day for New Terrain Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary extravaganza, Wanderfest.

Coda Brewing is having their Grand Opening today from 12-9PM.

Today’s Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Tony Rosario at 12PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Tripwire, 3-7PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company – The One and Only Jon Ham, 7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Vince Converse Band, 1PM
Band of Brothers – 5PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Half Pint & The Growlers, 8PM
New Terrain Brewing Company – Wanderfest – The Big Wu, Dead Larry, Pat Ferguson Band, Great Salmon Famine, Thunder & Rain
Table Mountain Inn Grill & Cantina – Live Music Saturday, 5PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Mass Hipster, 4-8PM

Golden Volunteer Fire DepartmentHave you ever considered joining the Golden Volunteer Fire Department?  They’re having an open house tomorrow from 11AM-2PM for people who might be interesting in joining them.    Learn more….

Friday Downtown and Saturday All Over

August 31, 2018

Golden Weekends - Golden Colorado

Tonight is your last chance to visit downtown and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with carriage rides, music, and a chance to browse through the downtown stores. The full run-down of music spots, what the stores are doing, and where to board the carriages appears in today’s Golden Business News on the Goldentoday home page.

8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market
9AM Children’s Workshop at Home Depot – build a field goal game
10:30-11:30AM Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at Bean Fosters
12-2PM Make organic apple no bake “cookies” at Natural Grocers
5-8:30PM Golden Super Cruise

Tomorrow is the first of September, so be looking for the preview of events for the month.

Cars, Bikes, and Carriages in Golden

August 25, 2018

Cops & Classics Car Show Golden Colorado

This Morning:
Grateful Bread is open this morning, and if you get there early enough, you may get their extra-sour sourdough. The store is open from 10AM-2:30PM. They’re open only once a week, so if you’re not there by 2:30, you’ll need to wait another week. 425 Violet Street (map).

The Golden Farmer’s Market is open from 8AM-1PM at 10th and Illinois (west of the Library).

The Jeffco Sheriff’s Department is hosting the 2nd annual Cops and Classics Car Show tomorrow from 10AM-2PM, at 200 Jefferson County Parkway (map).

This Afternoon:
As mentioned yesterday, VFW Post 4171 (15625 W 10th Ave – map) is holding an open house this afternoon from 1-5PM.

Singletrack Sidewalks
Alex Head (the mountain-biker who wants to build a dirt trail parallel to the existing concrete trail though the Heritage Dells/Tripp Ranch/Stonebridge neighborhoods) will lead a walk-through of the proposed path this afternoon at 3PM. Meet at Kimball Avenue and Kinney Run Trail (map) to walk through the neighborhood segments. Learn about the vision of this proposal and hear answers to your questions.

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this is a highly-disputed topic.  The proponents of the trail think this is a great route for mountain bikes and that it will be a good place for children to learn the skill.  The opponents think there are already plenty of mountain bike trails in the area, and that mountain bikers do not share trails well: they’re scary to pedestrians and hard on wildlife.  There has been fierce debate on the topic on guidinggolden.com.  The opponents are circulating a petition, which can be signed online.

There will be a public meeting on this topic this Tuesday, August 28th, from 6-8PM at Shelton Elementary.  Learn more….

This Evening:
Only two more nights of Golden Weekends, the downtown evenings of carriage rides, street musicians, and extended hours in the stores.  Make sure you make it downtown tonight or next Friday (preferably both).  The carriages are running from 6-8 and the musicians will perform from 5-8.  Most of the stores will be open till 8PM and will be running sales and offering samples.

Tomorrow Morning:
The Golden Gran Fondo bike race will start in downtown Golden at 8AM.  Learn more….

Railway History, Jeffco Fair, Farmers Market, Carriage Rides, Cowboy Concert

August 11, 2018

Streetcars of Golden Colorado

Regular readers will know that I rarely recommend that anyone leave the Golden city limits. Today is an exception. Golden used to be served by two interurban rail lines. One went through Arvada and the other through Lakewood. Commuter rail service throughout the Denver metro region was discontinued in 1950 and most of the streetcars were scrapped. Fortunately, one of the cars that served Golden was preserved by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. They’ve worked for many years to restore the car to its 1911 appearance. At that time, the line was known as the Denver & Interurban RR. The restored car is kept at the Denver Federal Center. Once a year, they hold an open house so the public can see the car and ride on it. Today is the day, from 10AM and 4PM! Learn more….

The Jefferson County Fair is in full swing at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. Visit the Fairgrounds between 10AM and midnight for livestock, art, pony rides, a petting farm, a carnival, live music, a stunt dog show, a science show, an inventors fair, mutton bustin, pro wrestling, a rodeo, and lots more! See the full list of events….

The Golden Farmers Market will be open from 8AM-1PM today. The Library will be there from 10AM-noon, featuring Love Your PetMake your own toy or pet memento. Grab a special homemade treat for your furry friends and browse our selection of pet-related books.

Miners Alley Children’s Theater will perform Sleeping Beauty today at 11 and 1.

Dinosaur Ridge is holding a Dinosaur Discovery Day today, from 10AM-2PM. Today’s focus is Reptiles and Birds. Learn more….

Grateful Bread - Golden ColoradoBaked Goods!
Grateful Bread is once again opening their retail shop on Saturday mornings from 10AM-2:30PM. They offer a wide range of specialty baked goods. This morning, they have a limited number of semolina sesame batards.

Cafe 13 is serving Coconut Creme Pie and Vegan Banana Creme Pie this weekend. Get a piece while they last!

Downtown will be lively again tonight, with carriage rides, street musicians, late hours and specials in the stores. Music from 5-8 and carriages from 6-8.

Tonight’s Music
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
Jubilant Bridge @ Spirits in the Wind (duo using several string instruments with vocals)
Russ Knight @ Baby Does (creative modern covers with warm vocals)
OLD CAPITOL GRILL & SMOKEHOUSE – Martin Gabriel (indie acoustic rock), 6:30-9:30PM

The Colorado Cowboy Gathering is giving a summer concert tonight, at the Railroad Museum. The fabulous Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout will be performing! Doors open at 5:30 and the concert begins at 6. Bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages available for purchase.

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.

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

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
Colorado Railroad Museum
Rail Pets (Opens August 4th)
Westward in the Age of Rail

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

Trail Runs with FRCC
Track Workouts with FRCC
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

Golden Police Department Community Workshop
ED Talks at the Geology Museum
EPIC Egg Drop Challenge
Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Goat Challenge #5
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
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
Golden Super Cruise
Murder at the Railroad
Ride Like a Girl
Golden Elks Book Sale
Teens After Dark: Putt Putt Golf at the Library
National Night Out
Golden Library Textile Society
English Paper Piecing at RMQM
Library XYZ Retro Games
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
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Jeffco Fair & Festival
Movies & Music in the Park – Beauty & the Beast Sing-a-Long
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
Golden Elks Book Sale
Dot Day at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Quilts that Settled the West
Golden Safety Academy – PARENT ACADEMY – Keeping Youth & Families Safe
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks
First Day of School
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado
Goat Challenge #6
Mines M Climb
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – Coco
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
Oregivers Service Event
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden Elks Book Sale
Pops in the Park with the Jefferson Symphony
Fall Classes Begin – CSM
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Storytime & Craft at the Railroad Museum
Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group: A Piece of the World
Class at the Quilt Museum: Ice Sawblades
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Glitter in the Garden
Movies & Music in the Park – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Golden Farmers Market
Cops & Classics Car Show
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Golden Gran Fondo Festival
Family Lab: Managing Homework – Helping Parents Understand…
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden History Museum and Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians
Senior Safety – Buyer Beware!
Golden Bike Cruise – Superheroes
Front Porch Book Club at the Community Center
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Hadrosaurs
Class at the Quilt Museum: Prickly Pear Pineapple
Goat Challenge #7
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music

Art Festival, Farmers Market, Golden History Roundtable, Sleeping Beauty, and Golden Weekends

July 21, 2018

Artsweek Golden Festival - Golden CO

The culmination of Artsweek Golden–the Festival–happens today and tomorrow on the Mines Campus. Visit between 10AM and 5PM to enjoy activities for kids and adults, food from Top Dawg Sausages, Margaritas Food Truck, and Sweet Cow Ice Cream, beer from the Golden City Brewery, and of course LOTS OF ART.  Parking can be found on any of the CSM parking lots and helpful signage will direct you to the lots and the entrance.

The Golden Farmers Market will be operating from 8AM-1PM at 10th and Illinois.  There will be no Farmers Market next week, because of Buffalo Bill Days, so if there’s something that you can’t live without, stock up today for two weeks!

The Golden History Roundtable will meet at the Library from 12:30-1:30 today.

Miners Alley Children’s Theater is opening Sleeping Beauty today. Enjoy the classic tale of a fairy scorned, her lengthy revenge, a princess who really catches up on her sleep, and–of course–true love conquering all.

Performances will be every Saturday at 1PM from July 21st – August 18th, plus two extra performances (at 11AM) on August 11th and 18th.

The Downtown Merchants are sponsoring Golden Weekends again tonight, so visit downtown between 5 and 8PM for music, carriage rides, sales, samples, and specials!

A Full Day of Fun and a Splash of Art

July 14, 2018

Dinosaur Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden CO

8AM-1PM:  Golden Farmers Market

9-10AM:  Yoga in Parfet Park

9AM-4PM:  Dinosaur Express Train at the Railroad Museum

10:15-10:45:  Family time at the Golden Library

11AM-12PM:  Coffee with Councilor Casey Brown at the Library

12-5PM:  Summer in Paris at Earth Sweet Botanicals

Downtown Weekends - Golden Colorado

5-8PM:  Golden Weekends (free carriage rides, street music, sales and samples in the downtown stores)

7:30PM:  Opening weekend for Lend Me a Tenor at Miners Alley Playhouse

Artsweek Golden

Make sure you check out the yarn-bombing on the statues!  This is the opening salvo for Artsweek Golden.  Starting tomorrow, you can expect to seeing artists in various vantage points around town, creating artwork depicting Golden in all its splendor!

Artsweek Golden

Super Saturday

June 23, 2018

Golden History Museum Grand Opening - Golden Colorado

Lots going on today:

8AM-1PMGolden Farmers Market at 10th & Illinois

9AMYoga in the Park at Parfet Park

10AM – Grand Re-Opening of the Golden History Museum, with special guests, the Westernaires – learn more – Note: There will not be pony rides.  The ponies will be there, but just for petting and hugging–not riding.

2PMGolden History Roundtable featuring Paul Haseman: when Denver stole the capital from Golden! – Golden Library

5-8PM – Golden Weekends Downtown – carriage rides, music, and late hours in the stores – Learn more

7:30PMGhost Tour & Pub Crawl – meet at the Old Capitol Grill

8PM – Colorado Haunted History –Murder Mayhem Madness – meet at the Golden Visitors Center – Learn more

Tick Tock
Tonight (7:30) and tomorrow (2PM) are the final performances of District Merchants at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Sunday Preview:

Best-selling author Sandra Dallas will be at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum at 2PM, reading from and signing her new book, The Patchwork Bride.  Copies available in the museum’s gift shop.

Casey Brown will have Craft Beer with a Councilor at 3PM at Barb Warden’s house (map).

Way more than you have time to do

June 2, 2018

fly fishing in Golden Colorado

This is Free Fishing Weekend! Today and tomorrow, anglers of all ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state this weekend.  Grab your fishing pole and head down to the Creek!

Golden Farmers MarketThe Golden Farmers Market opens today. They’ll be in the parking lot at 10th and Illinois from 8AM-1PM, selling fresh produce, flowers, local products, and delicious cuisine.

The Golden Seed Savers will have a plant sale and seed swap at the Golden Community Garden (map) starting at 8AM, until they run out of plants.

Yoga in the Park kicks off this morning at 9AM in Parfet Park. Teachers from Golden Yoga & Healing Arts will lead a class for all skill levels and all ages.

The Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale is open at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map) from 9AM-5PM.

The Golden Super Cruise will be running tonight on South Golden Road, officially from 5-8:30PM, but you’ll see classic cars cruising around town all day.

Talk to the Government:
Congressman Ed Perlmutter will be at Natural Grocers (map) this morning from 10AM-noon. Government in the Grocery provides constituents with an easy and convenient way to meet one-on-one with Ed Perlmutter and his staff about issues, concerns, and needs.

Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves will be at Bean Fosters (map) from 10-11AM for Coffee with a Councilor. She’ll be available to talk to constituents about any questions or concerns they have regarding Golden.

MusiLive Music in Golden Coloradoc
GoldenGrass continues at New Terrain Brewing. Today’s line-up is 1PM – Hazel, 3PM – Good Time Travelers, 5PM – Black River Revue, and 7PM – Coral Creek.

Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill features Willie & the Po Boys from 4-8PM.

Many thanks to the people and organizations who support "What's Happening in Golden."