June 22, 2019

Rain is always welcome in this semi-arid climate, but it does sometimes complicate our social lives. Golden City Brewery has postponed today’s Summer Solstice fundraiser until July 20th. Last night’s carriage rides were canceled–we’ll see whether they can proceed tonight. I’ll post the decision on the Goldentoday Facebook page. Jeffco Open Space’s hike on North Table Mountain has also been canceled.

The Golden Farmers Market will take place this morning, rain or shine. They’ll be at 10th Street and Illinois from 8AM-1PM. The Quilt Museum will be there on behalf of the Golden Cultural Alliance and Golden Real Estate will be the featured Chamber business.

Indoor Events:
Somewhat counter-intuitively, this morning’s “Introduction to Hiking Safely” is an indoor event with the Golden Fire Dept and the Colorado Mountain Club. There are no tickets left, but you can check for cancellations at the Fire Station, 911 10th Street, at 11AM.

The Library offers Family Time from 10:15-10:45 this morning. Everyone is invited for stories, singing, rhyming and dancing.

The School of Mines Geology Museum is holding a sale on surplus microscopes today from 12-3PM.

Natural Grocers is offering a free class from 3-3:30 on Cooking with the Power of Lutein, which promotes eye, brain, and skin health.

Holidaily is offering a free tour of their new brewery today from 3:30-4PM. Sign up here….

Mountain Toad Brewing is offering tie-dying and live music to benefit Pancreatic Cancer Research from noon til 9PM. The $40 cost includes a shirt and a koozie to tie-dye, plus a free beer or kombucha, $1 off each subsequent beer, and 5 drawing tickets.

Night Life:
Golden Weekends
– There will be live music on Washington Avenue from 5-8PM, and free carriage rides from 6-8PM. Tonight’s performers are Jim Hecker and Britta K, sponsored by The Clothesmine and Truly BoHotique. The carriage rides will be sponsored by Avenue Gifts.

Oh, Susanna Vintage Photo Parlor will lead a Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl from 7:45-10PM. Sign up here….

Tonight’s 7:30 performance and tomorrow’s at 2PM are your last two chances to see Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Mountain Toad Brewing – YaBird, Howard Dlugasch, Shawn Nelson, 9th Street Porch, 12-9PM.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Dave Frisk Band, 2PM, Maynard Mills Band, 7PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Parkside, 4-8PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Gema Pearl, Beautiful Blues & Outlaw Country, 8PM

Sunday Preview:
The Golden Gran Fondo bike race will be buzzing in and around Golden all day tomorrow, so it may affect your local travel plans. Learn more….

Farmers Market, Fathers Day, Music, Murder, Mayhem, and Madness in Golden

June 15, 2019

The Golden Farmers Market runs from 8AM-1PM this morning. The Buffalo Bill Museum will be in the Golden Cultural Alliance’s booth today, so stop by and see what they have going on this summer. Golden resident Beverly Reeves will also staff one of the booths, giving free demonstrations of Bemer, a medical device that improves circulation and relieves discomfort for both people and animals. And of course, you’ll find the usual delectable array of produce, meats, and baked goods.

At the other end of town, Grateful Bread will be open for their weekly retail day. They’re offering 33 items this week, including apple turnovers.

The Railroad Museum is celebrating Father’s Day both Saturday and Sunday, with free admission for all Dads! They are open from 9AM-5PM. Train rides are available ($4 for adults, $2 for kids, $1 discount for museum members) from 10AM-4PM.

Dinosaur Ridge is having a Dinosaur Discovery Day from 10AM-4PM. Dinosaur Discovery Days are FREE outdoor events hosted by Dinosaur Ridge at the Main Visitor Center Complex and along the Ridge Trail. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while many others staff booths and activities at the Main Visitor Center Complex for kids of all ages. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus for a small fee on these special days.

Golden Weekends:
The downtown businesses are sponsoring music from 5-8PM (Derk Hall – acoustic Americana/country and Jubilant Bridge – dulcimer, duo vocals). Many thanks to Avenue Gifts for sponsoring the carriage rides, from 6-8PM! Remember–downtown parking is free on weekends. Enjoy the entertainment and support our local businesses.

Live Music:
Cast Iron Tavern – Higher Ground Band 2-5PM, Intolerance 5-9PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Boomers, 4-8PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music at 2PM and The Resonatorz at 7PM
Buffalo Rose – Blink 303 (Blink 182) at 7:30, American Idiot (Green Day tribute) at 8:40, and Lounge Fly (Stone Temple Pilots tribute) at 9:50.
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM

Colorado Haunted History is offering their first “Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” tour of the year tonight at 8PM. Meet at the Visitors Center (10th & Washington). This tour highlights some of the seamier moments in Golden’s 160 year history, and is quite interesting. Learn more….

Sunday Preview:
Under the M Farm Stand has opened for the season, and will be open tomorrow morning from 9AM-12PM.

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. If the Dad in your life loves a good conspiracy story, take them to Miners Alley Playhouse to see Queen of Conspiracy. Dads get a free ticket to tomorrow’s show! Use the promo code FATHER online or when calling the box office. (If he already has a ticket, they’ll give him a free drink!)

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