Preview of April Events in Golden

April 1, 2019

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Museum Exhibits:
American Mountaineering Museum – Gregory William Frux:  Mount Washington Observatory
Buffalo Bill Museum – The Buffalo Bill Story, From Adversary to Advocate, A Visit to the Wild West, Firearms, Kid’s Cowboy Corral
Colorado Railroad Museum – Got Style? Railroads & Interior Design, Ski Train: A Colorado Tradition, Images from the Tracks: Photographs of William Henry Jackson
Foothills Art Center – Members Show through April 21st | Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future opens April 19th
Geology Museum – Mineral from Colorado and Around the World, Radioactive Minerals, Meteorites, Fossil
Golden History Museum – 1968 Time Capsule, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – It Takes To to Tango: Collaborations Quilts through April 20th | Hawaiian Quilts opens April 22nd

Theater
Miners Alley Playhouse
Our Town
Miners Alley Children’s TheaterThree Billy Goats Gruff

2
Train Talks – “So You Want to Write a Railroad Book” at the RR Museum
Hexie Ladies at the Quilt Museum
Trailblazer’s Free Open Climbing at the Mountaineering Center
3
TriceraTOTs
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
4
Public Art Commission
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
What’s Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian’s View of Colorado Culinary Literature at the History Museum
MGD/PHO Multimedia Exhibition
City Council Study Session
5
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
6
Golden Kids Clothes Swap at Hillside Church
Fuzzy Friends Sleepover at the Library
10th Annual Pi Mile Fun Run/Walk (3.14 miles) at the School of Mines
Train Rides at the Railroad museum
Coffee with Two Councilors
Jeffco Volunteer Fair at Foothills Animal Shelter
Opening Day – Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley Children’s Theater
7
Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
8
MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
9
Leonardo Da Vinci Lecture at Mines
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden High School PTA
Free Class – Taming Your Child’s Anxious Mind
Golden Beer Talks – Healthy Forests, Healthy Watersheds
Economic Development Commission Meeting
10
Colorado School of Mines – Adventure in the SerengetE-Days 2019
Auto-friendly Bicyclist Course at the Community Center
Game of Thrones Craft Night at the Library
Educational Event on Planning and Zoning in Golden
11
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Golden Lunch Bunch – CSM Alumni
Marv Kay Day Celebration and Dedication
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Member’s Show at Foothills Art Center
E-Days at Mines
CMC Film Series: JEAN + The Crash Reel – Supporting LoveYourBrain
City Council Regular Meeting
12
E-Days at Mines
Rocky Mountain Storytelling – Story Seeds Conference and Concert
Art Book Club (ABC) at Foothills Art Center – The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt
Friday Tour – Railroad Post Office Cars
Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll
13
E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
14
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
15
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
16
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Library – The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Parks, Recreation, and Museums Advisory Board
17
Town and Gown Book Club – The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
Water-Wise Gardening Seminar: Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape
Planning Commission Study Session
18
Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or GRADS
Cardboard Creations at the Library
Art on Tap – Bingo at Foothills Art Center
Lecture at the History Museum – Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
City Council Study Session
19
First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
20
Mines’ Helluva Service Event
Golden Family Easter Egg Hunt in Parfet Park
Bunny Express Train at the Railroad Museum
Eggmania/Easter Egg Hunt at the Golden Gate Grange
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
21
Easter
22
STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
23
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
24
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
25
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
26
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
27
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
28
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
30
Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

March Events in Golden

March 1, 2019

From Andrew Terrill’s ‘Above the Clouds’ exhibit, currently on display at the Golden History Museum

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

1
Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
2
Coffee with a Councilor
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Golden Elks Book Sale
Young King Arthur at Miners Alley
CSM Geology Museum Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
3
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
5
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
6
Community Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
7
Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
Wee Create : Stamp Art at the Library
The Continua between Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Distal Disseminated and Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits in Nevada at Mines
8
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
9
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
10
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
11
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
12
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
14
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
15
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Freaky Friday at the Library
16
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Foothills Art Center Class: Painting Spring Flowers
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters Carnival at Mines
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
17
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
18
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
19
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
20
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
21
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
22
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
23
Foothills Art Center Class: Next Steps in Encaustic
West Side Live! Presents Denver Opera Collective “Love Letters and Arias
25 Spring Break Begins – CSM and Jeffco Schools
SPRING BREAK CAMPS:
3/25-29 Model Railroads (Colorado Railroad Museum)
3/25-29 Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
3/26-28 Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)
3/25-29 Coconut Camp (Golden Community Center)
3/25-27 Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)
3/27-29 Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)
26
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
27
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
28
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
29
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
30
Prom Swap Day at the Library
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t at Foothills Art Center
Opening Day for Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley
31
Jefferson Symphony Concert

Environmental Film Festival, Chili for GHS, and Seeds for your Garden

February 21, 2019

Golden High School’s 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction happens tonight from 6-8:30 at the school. You can buy tickets for only $5 online up until noon today, or pay $10 at the door. You can bid on their auction items even if you’re not able to attend tonight’s event:

We’re only one week away from Shelton Elementary’s Coyote Carnivale, which will be held at Origin Red Rocks Hotel on Thursday 2/28. Tickets are $25 per person for $40 for two. To bid in their online auction, click here….


The Colorado Environmental Film Festival kicks off tonight, and guess what? Tonight is FREE! They will have an opening night reception from 5:30-7PM. From 7-9PM, they will present the festival awards, and show three films: Hearts of Glass, The Color of Earth, and The Living Plant. All events take place at the Mountaineering Center, Washington & 10th St.


Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Golden Hotel – Teresa Carroll, Mr. Dave Rucker bass, Ron Jolly piano and Dave Rolhf drums, 6-9PM
New Terrain Brewing – The High Road Home, 6-9PM


More Daylight!
The days are getting longer! Two months ago, at the winter solstice, the sun rose at 7:17AM and set at 4:38PM. We had 9 hours, 21 minutes of daylight. Today the sun rose at 6:44AM and will set at 5:42PM, and we have 10 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.


Seed Swap Saturday
Are you longing for gardening season? The Golden Library is hosting a seed swap this Saturday from 12-2PM. Join other gardeners and seed savers in the Golden Library meeting room. All seeds brought to the swap must be non GMO. Questions?  Email Kelly Beth at kelly.beth.with.love@gmail.com

Secret Diaries and Murder Mysteries in Golden

January 15, 2019

Library
The Library’s monthly book group will meet from 6-7PM. They’re discussing The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen.

Schools
The Golden High School PTA will meet at 5:30 this afternoon (at the school). Bell Middle School is hosting Future Bobcat Night from 5:30-7:30PM for 2019-2020 Incoming 6th graders.

City Meetings
The Local Licensing Authority will meet today at 2:30PM in City Council Chambers. King Soopers has applied to modify their beer display area. This is in response to the new law that allows grocery & convenience stores to sell full-strength beer. Safeway and Loaf & Jug have already made similar modifications. Cafe 13 has applied to significantly remodel their premises. Currently, patrons enter through a central hallway, with the Cafe on the right and three rooms on the left. Since those rooms are all now leased by the Cafe, the plan is to open the space so that the front-left room and Cafe are combined into one big area. The back two rooms on the left side will keep their partitions, so they can be used by smaller groups. Los Jarritos restaurant (2600 East Street) has applied for a change of ownership. See the meeting packet for the details.

The Parks, Recreation, & Museums Board will meet at 7PM at the Community Center. They will review their goals & objectives for 2019 and will discuss a list of property that the city might want to acquire as open space if it becomes available. The director will report on trails, weeds, board vacancies, and the status of the Astor House.

Another Dennis Potter murder mystery!
The Golden History Museum is a member of the Golden Cultural Alliance.

Wednesday Preview
Tomorrow night (Weds) from 6-7:30, the Golden History Museum will be hosting a lecture by Dennis Potter: The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward’s Murder—Part 1. Sarah Hayward and her daughters, 13-year-old Cora and 11-year-old Minnie, watched as Reuben Benton Hayward slapped reins to the bays that pulled his wagon down the lane toward Mount Vernon Canyon. With him in the wagon were two strangers, purportedly dish washers from the Overland Hotel in Golden, who had asked him for a ride to the Rooney Ranch. The date was September 10, 1879, and it was the last time Sarah and the girls would see Reuben alive.

Dennis Potter is a retired Captain of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, and now teaches Criminal Justice. His lectures are always great, and generally involve murder. I’m going, and I recommend that you do too! It’s free for museum members, and $10 for non-members. Learn more and get tickets….

STEM, Strings, and Suicide Prevention

November 5, 2018

STEM Girls at the Golden Library

The Library’s popular STEM Girls will meet today from 4-5PM.

Girls are awesome. But as they grow up, they’re under-represented in science careers, and sometimes subliminally discouraged from showing interest in these careers. We’re doing our part to change this course by offering STEM events just for girls. All girls are invited to play and learn in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Events are led by Bell Middle School’s Girls in iSTEM Club.

STEM Girls won’t meet again until February, so don’t miss today!


The Historic Preservation Board meets tonight at 6PM at the Public Works building, 1445 10th St. They will “discuss and prioritize intended goals for 2019.” No further information is available. The meeting will not be broadcast live.


violinGolden Area Band and Orchestra Festival take place this evening from 5-9PM in the Golden High School auditorium, 701 24th St. (map).


New Terrain Brewing is now having Monday Night Pickers on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.  That means they’ll be there tonight, at 6PM.  Stop by the brewery and listen to some good pickin’!


Silence is Not Golden – Suicide Prevention
Alpha Phi Omega at the School of Mines has planned several events this week regarding Suicide Prevention. Their theme is Silence Isn’t Golden. This evening, they are offering a 90 minute training session on QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. The training is free and open to the public, but you must be 18 or older to participate.

Learn How to Help Save the Life of a…  Child ● Student ● Friend ● Co-worker ● Family Member

If someone you know was considering suicide, would you recognize the warning signs and know how to help? Colorado is consistently ranked as one of the top ten states for suicide rates. Learn what you can do to help when someone is in suicide crisis, and gain the confidence to take action and save a life.  Location: Colorado School of Mines Hill Hall, Room 202

This Saturday (Nov 10th), the community is invited to participate in a Suicide Prevention and Remembrance Walk, leaving from Parfet Park. This will followed by a Mental Health Wellness Fair in the new Coorstek Center on the School of Mines Campus.

Preview of November Events in Golden

November 1, 2018

November Events in Golden Colordo

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

1
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum “Let’s Talk” (in place of their monthly lecture)
2
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Concert in the CSM Library
Freaky Friday (early school dismissal)
Teens After Dark at the Library: Video Game Night
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Train Wrecks
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
A Night at the Caberet Miners Alley Fund-Raiser
3
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Fandomonium at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Demon Dash at Golden High School
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Golden Terrace Village
Figure Drawing from the Model at Foothills Art Center
Night at the Museums (Golden History Museums and Dinosaur Ridge)
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young
Backcountry Bash – Colorado Mtn Club
5
STEM Girls at the Library
Golden Area Band and Orchestra Festival at the High School
6
English Paper Piecing
So You Want to Write a Memoir at the Library
Golden Library Textile Society
7
2018 Mines’ Summit Beyond Closure – Repurposing Mines
TriceraTOTs
Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour
Woman’s Wilderness for Teens at the Library
Untamed – Medicine in Wilderness : Wilderness As Medicine at the Mountaineering Center
Trout Unlimited
Pulk (Winter Sled) Building Clinic
Golden High School Information Night
Mines Little Theater presents She Kills Monsters
8
Let’s Dance (toddlers) at the Library
8th Grade Parent Night
World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy
9
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Paths to Publication at the Library
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
10
SWE Girl Scout Engineering Day at Mines
CPR/First Aid Class at the Elks Club
Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
11
Golden History Museum Opens the 1968 Time Capsule
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – A Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts
Golden United’s “Flavors of Golden” Dinner
12
Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up (all week)
Breakfast for Veterans at Golden High School
MOMS Club of Golden
Teen DIY: Interactive Comics
Golden Safety Academy – Identity Theft
13
Golden High School PTA Meeting
Golden Beer Talks – 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Infuenza Epidemic
14
Community Blood Drive
Colorado Community Summit – Colorado’s Energy Future
Extreme Science: Buzzing with Energy at the Library
Library XYZ: Subversive Cross-Stitch
15
Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market Opens
International Night at Shelton Elementary
16
Concert in the Mines Library
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
17
Homesteaders’ Day at the Clear Creek History Park
3D Printer Design at the Library
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Councilor Paul Haseman discusses Charles Welch
Active Shooter Preparedness Class at the Elks Club
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
International Day at the School of Mines
18
Women’s Self Defense at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Global Sundae at the Library
19
NREL Walking Campus Tour
20
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
Book Group at the Library: Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
22
Thanksgiving
23
Opening Night of A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley
24
Be a Tool 5K Run
Miners Alley Children’s Theater: the Story of the Nutcracker
25
Fall Storytelling and Walk at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
27
Front Porch Golden Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
28
Ukulele Wednesdays
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
29
Art on Tap – Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at Foothills Art Center
Responding to Climate Change
30
Concert in the CSM Library
Candlelight Walk

Preview of October Events in Golden

October 1, 2018

October Events in Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the Goldentoday.com calendar of events.

2
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Leadership Golden Alumni Meeting
3
Flu Shots
Coffee with a Cop
TriceraTOTs
NREL Lecture – Net Energy Homes
History Museum Lecture – Origins of the Colorado Territory
Trout Unlimited
4
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
History Museum and OLLI – Know the Ballot from Top to Bottom
School Choir Concert
5
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
School Instrumental Concert
Laughs for Love Fund-Raiser
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: A Ticket to Tomahawk
6
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Metro Denver Green Homes Tour
Multimedia World Map Workshop
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Photowalk in Downtown Golden
Golden Elks Open House
Golden Super Cruise (Final for 2018)
7
Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Costume Creation Workshop at the Library
8
MOMS Club of Golden
Golden Safety Academy – Drug Familiarization
Room and Board: Premiere showing of PBS Colorado Experience Episode at the History Museum
9
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks – Applying Geological Exploration Methods Towards Locating Clandestine Graves Related to Homicide Investigations
10
Extreme Science: Squid Dissection at the Library
Library XYZ: Strange and Unusual Halloween Decorations
11
Dance Party for Toddlers at the Library
Animals of the Wizarding World presented by Nature’s Educators at the Library
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Last Look With Hassan Najjar – Magnetic North and Spirit Glass
Whiskey & Whiskers at Foothills Animal Shelter
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
12
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Last Chance Dance with Virtuosity Dance Centre at Foothills Art Center
13
CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
9Health Fair
Preschool Nature Nuts @ the Nature Center
Girl Scout Day & National Fossil Day
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
The Play’s the Thing Improv at the Quilt Museum
Colorado State Ballot Issues Community Forum
Cabernet/Chardonnay with a Councilor – North Neighborhoods
14
Chili Cookoff at the VFW
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Tradition Meets Contemporary
Golden Library Textile Society
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert
15
3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
NREL Walking Tour (through Thursday
STEM Girls at the Library
16
Story Time and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talk: The History of Leadville, CO
Colorado Candidate Community Forum
Library Book Group: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
17
Land Stewardship Series – Native Plants in Your Garden
18
History Museum Lecture: 1968 – The Year of Turmoil
Town and Gown Book Club – Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
Bell Middle School Talent Show
Math and Science Night at Shelton
19
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
Teens After Dark at the Library: Scandal on the Steamship
A Night of Original Theatre by Mitch Samu (Oct 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28)
20
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Trailblazer’s Free Climb Night @ AMC
Golden History Roundtable
Golden Civic Foundation Gala and Auction
VFW Testicle Festival
21
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale
Lookout Mountain Nature Center: Fall Storytelling and Walk
Global Sundae: Multicultural Family Ice Cream Social at the Golden Library
22
Alzheimer’s Education at the Golden Library
23
ED Talk: People of Leadville, CO
Finding Gov’t Info Online at the Library
24
Mad Scientist Jars – Library
25
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
26
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Dia de los Muertos: Sugar Skulls / Calaveras de Azúcar at the Library
Fall Gear Sale/Swap at the Mountaineering Center
27
Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
Opening Reception – Fabric Challenge and Paper Art Quilts of Jane Matthews at the Quilt Museum
Golden Cemetery Tour
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Class at Foothills Art Center – Fearless Creating: Working with the Stages and Anxieties of the Creative Process
Golden Gives: Socktober at the Library
Family Halloween Party at the Haunted Grange
28
Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Witches’ Brew and DIY a the Library
29
Monster’s Ball at the Library
30
ED Talk: The Geology of Leadville, CO
Trick-or-Treat Street at the High School
Mayor’s Community Celebration/Awards for Excellence
31
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Pachycephalosaurs

Art on Tap, EDTalks, Molly Bloom, Taxes & Spending, Golf, Politics, and Dinosaurs

June 14, 2018

Art on Tap at Foothills Art CenterAs mentioned yesterday, you should attend Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center from 6-8 tonight. Be creative with beer! 809 15th St. (map).


EDTalks will start at 4PM at the Arthur Lakes Library on the CSM campus (1400 Illinois – map). Learn about the history of the Creede Mining Site from the CSM Geology Museum’s collections manager, Ed Raines.


Author Molly Bloom will be at Golden High School from 6:30-8 tonight. Ms. Bloom is best known for her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film, starring Jessica Chastain. Learn more and purchase tickets.


City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. Click here to see the meeting packet.

Council will consider whether to continue allowing HOAs to exempt themselves from the City’s waste-hauling program.

They will also review the report from the Investment Task Force. The Task Force has been meeting for several months to evaluate the “wish list” of possible expenses that we’ve compiled through many years of public meetings. They employed several methods of polling the public, but got the highest number of responses (340) through the GuidingGolden poll. Citizens were asked to vote yes or no on whether they wanted to fund various items. If their “yeses” were going to cost more than $15million, they were asked which kind of tax increase they would support in order to pay for the projects. The taxing options included an increase in sales tax or property tax, initiating a lodging tax, or legalizing marijuana sales and taxing them.

Investment Task Force Report - Golden Colorado

Click here to enlarge the graph.

Based on the graph above (where red means no and green means yes), the only category that a majority of people favor funding is open space acquisition. Looks like about 62% said “yes” to that. Overall willingness to fund was:

% in favor *
62% – Open Space
38% – Parfet Park Improvements
34% – Astor House Renovation
32% – Community Solar Garden
29% – DeLong Park
28% – Affordable Housing
27% – Clear Creek Pedestrian Bridge
24% – Lions Park Improvements
24% – Longboard Course
22% – Redevelop Former Museum Space
22% – Aquatics Expansion at the Community Center
22% – Downtown Streetscape
19% – Bachman Park
18% – Heritage Road and 6th Intersection
18% – Splash Expansion
15% – Solar for City Buildings
13% – West Colfax Avenue Improvements
10% – Hwy 93 & Hwy 58 Intersection
6% – Grampsas Park Improvements
3% – New History Museum

* These are estimates, based on eying the graph, since the actual numbers weren’t included in the report.

The report lists Open Space as having a “High” degree of interest and anything from 27%-38% to have a “Good” degree of interest…which is a curious interpretation.

The task force began by asking people which topics they considered important.  Most of the topics were important to people, but when they subsequently took a survey that included price tags and the possibility of increasing taxes, people were much less enthusiastic.

This was a good exercise. It’s useful for a community to consider whether they want something badly enough to pay for it. It will be interesting to see what Council does with this information.


Planning Ahead:

Friday
It’s not too late to get in on the Golden Rotary Foundation’s 17th Annual Golf Classic tomorrow at Applewood Golf Course. Learn more and register here!

Saturday
Judy Denison is hosting a house party on Saturday from 2-3:30 for Tammy Story – Democratic Candidate for Colorado Senate District 16. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know our (probable) next state senator in a small venue! Suggested contributions are Guest – $25, Advocate – $50, Supporter – $75, and Friend $100. To RSVP, contact Jay Malone at 469-920-0181 or jmmalone2305@gmail.com. Click here to donate online.

Also Saturday
Brontos and Brews Festival at Dinosaur Ridge Dinosaur Ridge is hosting a Brontos & Brews Festival this Saturday.  They’ll have a carnival with Dinosaur-themed rides and games from 10AM-4PM and a beer garden from 1-4PM.  At noon, they’re going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record from the greatest number of people appearing in dinosaur costumes in a photo!  Bring your own costume if you have one.  They will have a limited number to loan out.

Sunday
June 17th is Father’s Day, so plan accordingly.

Preview of May Events in Golden

May 1, 2018

Graduation in Golden Colorado

Learn more about any of these events by checking the GoldenToday.com Calendar of Events.

1
Mothers of Preschoolers
English Paper Piecing – Quilt Museum
Bell PTA Meeting
Golden Fleece Fellowship at the Library
2
Bonfils Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Golden Night Out – Foothills Art Center and American Mountaineering Museum
3
Charles E. Burchfield Resounding Roar Member Preview at Foothills Art Center
CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
4
CO Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Living Landmarks Dinner
CSM Ideas Reception
Colorado Rails & Cocktails
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
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Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
Attention Management for Artists
GHS Community Bike Swap
Golden Concert Choir Nocturns
Golden Super Cruise
West Side Live! Presents Athena Project
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Golden Marlins Swin Team Parent Information Meeting
7
Bike and Pedestrian Safety for Families
Golden United Community Discussion – Campaign Finance Laws
Residents’ discussion about city zoning
8
ABCs of Railroad Postcards
GHS PTA Meeting
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks: Johanna Kovarik, US Forest Service
9
Wild Wednesday
Nymph Fishing Basics
10
Graduate Commencement – Colorado School of Mines
Preschool Nature Nuts – Frogs
Toddler Dance at the Library
Volunteer & Community Social
Art on Tap/GoFarm at Foothills Art Center
Rezoning Request for CSM Residence Hall on 19th Street
Request to rezone 6th & Ford from R1 to R2
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Undergraduate Commencement – CSM
Spring Gear Sale Mountaineering Center
12
Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge
Shred a Thon at Sheriff’s Office
Steampunk at the Station/Steampunk Tea Party – RR Museum
Jeffco 4H Barn Dance
13
Mother’s Day
14
Spring Yard Waste Collection
MOMS Club of Golden
NREL Community Open House
Golden Safety Academy – CPR/First Aid
15
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Mothers of Preschoolers
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Book Group at the Library
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
Jeffco’s Amphibians and Reptiles
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
Wee Create at the Library
Band Concert
Affordable Housing Discussion at Foothills Art Center
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
8th Annual Golden Games on the Creek
Opening Night: District Merchants at Miners Alley
Rocky Mtn Quilt Study Group
Teens After Dark at the Library
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8th Annual Golden Games
Golden Community Pride Days
GHS Graduation
Homesteaders’ Day at the History Park
Golden History Roundtable at the Library
Mines Athletics Auction & Dinner
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Golden Community Pride Days
8th Annual Golden Games
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Mike’s Magical Miniatures
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NREL Walking Campus Tour
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“Where Do We Go From Here?” American in the First World War – History Park
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Last Day of School – Jeffco Public Schools
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Opening Day – Splash Water Park
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Memorial Day Ceremony
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Golden Bike Cruise – Flintstones
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Dinosaur Ridge Talk: Thyreophora Part 1
Ukulele Wednesdays

Fun Events. All Day.

April 14, 2018

E-Days continues today, wrapping up with a great big, noisy fireworks display tonight.  Learn more….

Colorado School of Mines E-Days - Golden Colorado8AM – Mining Games, Q Lot
9-11:30AM – Cardboard Boat Races, Clear Creek
9AM-1PM – Car Show and Drift Trike Race, CTLM Lot
12-3PM – Carnival, D Lot and North IM Field
3:30-5:30PM – Crawfish Boil, Sigma Phi Epsilon Lawn
7:00 PM (Doors At 6:15) – Saint Motel, D Lot
9:45PM – Fireworks, North IM Lot (Weather Depending)


The Golden Elks Lodge is having their annual Spring Craft and Gift Fair today from 10AM-3PM. We will have so many amazing vendors here! Stop by and shop for your favorite Moms, Dads and Grads! Golden Elks Lodge #2740 | 16795 W. 50th Ave. | Map


You are invited to Craft Beer with Councilor Casey Brown at 3PM today.  Ken Jacobs is hosting at his home at 1822 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO (map).


The Library is hosting the Weird York Times for teens this afternoon from 5-7PM. Have you ever seen mysterious lights in the sky, Big Foot, or sometimes feel the government isn’t telling us the whole truth? Whether you believe in conspiracy theories or not, this event is sure to make you think twice! Be a “journalist” and try to explain the weird mysteries happening in the library in your own words as you encounter strange happenings around the library, then report back on the event. The best article wins a prize! Learn more….


Enjoy an improv show at the High School at 7PM. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to the Tish Agos Memorial Scholarship Fund. Come out and support your Screamin’ Demons! Golden High School – 701 24th Street (map)



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