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….

Freedom of Information

December 10, 2018
Golden History Museum

The MOMS Club of Golden will meet at 9:30 this morning at Faith Lutheran Church, 17701 W. 16th Avenue (map). The MOMS Club of Golden meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Feel free to come to one of our meetings to learn more about our stellar Mom’s group! We have tons of fun with our kids all month long, and we welcome new members!

As mentioned yesterday, the Golden History Museum will host a lecture at 10AM today about the Vietnam War.

The Golden Safety Academy meets tonight from 6-8 at the Fire Department (911 10th St.). Tonight’s focus will be Motor Vehicle Theft/Trespass Prevention and Personal Safety.


Tuesday Preview: Golden Beer Talks

The guest speaker at tomorrow night’s Golden Beer Talk will be Jeff Roberts, the Executive Director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. You may have heard about a time when hundreds of journalists roamed the Denver metro area, keeping an eye on government — among other things — so that people could stay informed about important stuff, like how their tax dollars are spent. Newspaper journalists have become an endangered species in our state, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find out what’s going on in your community if something isn’t covered in the media. The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan alliance of news organizations, groups and individuals that promotes freedom of the press, open courts and open access to government records and meetings. A big part of CFOIC’s mission is to help journalists and the public understand and use their rights of access to the records and proceedings of state and local government and the judiciary.

CFOIC Executive Director Jeff Roberts worked in journalism and public policy before coming to the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition in 2013. Roberts was at The Denver Post from 1984-2007 as a reporter, assistant city editor and data journalism specialist on The Post’s project’s team. He later spent four years at the University of Denver’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future. Early in his career, he was a reporter at the News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. Roberts has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. He is a board member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition.

Jeff was recommended to us by one of last year’s most popular speakers: Jim Clarke, the Associated Press Regional Director for Eight States.

Golden Beer Talks are held at Windy Saddle Cafe, 1110 Washington Ave.  Food and beer will be available at 6PM, with our speaker starting around 6:40PM. Following the presentation, we’ll take a brief intermission for Q + A. We’ll wrap up around 7:45PM, so that the cafe can close by 8PM. There is no cover charge and no purchase is necessary.  This month’s beer will come from New Terrain Brewing.

This is it: the Candlelight Walk!

November 30, 2018

Candlelight Walk - Golden Colorado

The Candlelight Walk is my favorite Golden event of the year. It’s fun, it’s free, it’s pretty, it’s cheerful, and I always run into a lot of people I know. Here’s a brief run-down of what to expect this evening:

2-7PM Golden Landmarks Association’s Olde Fashioned Holiday Shoppe at 14th and Washington.

4-5:30PM The Dove Inn will be hosting Santa Claus. You are encouraged to bring your kids and take photos.

6:30-8PM Visit the Golden Library to enjoy treats, make a craft, and stay for entertainment.

6PM The crowd will gather behind Foothills Art Center, at 15th and Arapahoe, for caroling, dancing, and pictures with Santa. You can bring a candle (or glow stick) or purchase one from the Chamber. The Golden Lions Club will be serving hot drinks and cookies, courtesy of the Golden Safeway.

The walk down the hill will begin at 6:30. Sometimes, the lights along each block are lit as the crowd passes by. We’ll all gather in front of the Visitors Center. There, the fabulous Annie Woodworth, age 6, will help Mayor Sloan throw a ceremonial switch and the lights on the big tree at 10th and Washington and all of the lights along the creek will come on. It’s a beautiful sight!

After that, the crowd will disperse along the Creek paths to enjoy the Open Houses at the Library, the History Musem, and the History Park. Many will visit the stores along Washington Avenue. Many of them will have refreshments, live music, etc.

Virtuosity Dance Centre dancers will perform in the hay barn at the History Park, and Destination Dance will perform at the Rotary Amphitheater along the Creek, behind the Visitors Center.

There will be a brief fireworks display, launched from the roof of the Golden Hotel at about 7PM.

A Jefferson County naturalist will have a telescope set up in the Visitors Center parking lot, so you can check out the celestial events. Inside the Visitors Center, local artist Jesse Crock will be signing this year’s Leadership Golden ornament.

Make sure you arrive early enough to find a place to park. Have fun tonight!


Olde Golden Christmas book by Barb Warden


Here’s a very brief overview of Saturday events. You can see everything, with times & places, at goldentoday.com/christmas.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Table Mtn Inn 8:30-10
Craft Faire
at JUC 9-4
Kids Workshop at Home Depot: build a model sled with reindeer 9-12
Golden High School Holiday Bazaar 10AM-4PM
Holiday Ornament Decorating Party at Dinosaur Ridge 10AM-2PM
Santa at the Station from 10AM-2PM
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade 10:30-11
Holiday Open House at Avalanche Harley-Davidson 11AM-3PM
Pictures with Santa at Avenue Gifts 11:30-3PM
Santa
at the Smokehouse 11:30AM-1PM
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from 12-3PM
Nutcracker at Miners Alley’s Children’s Theater 1PM
Mug Rugs on Holiday class at Golden Quilt Company 1PM
Pictures with Santa at Foothills Art Center 1-3PM
Artist Demos at Holiday Art Mart 2-3PM
Golden Landmarks’ Holiday Shoppe 2-7PM
Golden Concert Choir presents Handel’s Messiah at 4PM
Art Rocks the Toad! at 4-7PM
A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley at 7:30PM
Woody’s Downhill Saturday 9-midnight

Gearing up for the holidays

November 29, 2018

Thursday Night:
The Medicine Tree
, which is a “Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herb provider,” will celebrate their ribbon cutting at 4PM today. This will be followed by an open house from 4-5:30. Check out their offices, learn more about their services, and welcome them to Golden! 1115 Washington Avenue (map)

Foothills Art Center Ugly Sweater Decorating PartyDon’t forget the Art on Tap: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at Foothills Art Center from 6-8PM. Golden City Brewery beer is included, so this is a 21+ event.

New Terrain Brewing will continue their Music by the Mesa series tonight, with the Ghost Town Drifters playing from 6-9PM.

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society will present “Responding to Climate Change—A Play in Three Acts” tonight at 7PM at the Jefferson Unitarian Church. Learn more….


Friday Preview:
Craft Faire at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 9AM-9PM
Concert in the CSM Library 12-1PM
Quilt Museum free gift with admission 10-4

Olde Golden Christmas Candlelight Walk

CANDLELIGHT WALK FESTIVITIES
Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Dove Inn 4-5:30
Library Open House 5:30-8
Candlelight Walk 6PM
Golden History Center and History Park Open House 7-9PM
Fireworks 7PM
Winter Celestial Sights at the Visitors Center 7PM
Golden Landmarks Olde Fashioned Holiday Shoppe 2-7
Baby Doe’s Clothing Jazz 6:30-8
Ornament Signing at the Visitors Center 7PM

Check our calendar for more specific info.

72 New Apartments and a 48-Unit Hotel on 8th Street, Influenza Epidemic, Yard Waste, and Affordable Housing

November 12, 2018

 

Yesterday’s Armistice Day and time capsule celebration at the History Center was hugely attended!  They had hoped to hold it outside, but because of the snow they held the ceremony inside City Hall.  Council Chambers filled to capacity and the overflow crowd moved to the History Center next door.  VisitGolden posted a brief video of the event.  The 1968 time capsule contained many interesting things, including a Denver Post with a headline about an Apollo mission, a Golden Chamber newsletter, items from the Golden Kiwanis, Golden Garden Club, School of Mines, Railroad Museum, Foss Drug, Buffalo Bill Days, Lookout Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Foothills Art Center, Golden Business & Professional Women, a 1968 Golden High School Yearbook, Coors Promotional items, and sample ballot from 1968, and much more.  Stop by the Museum soon to see some of the artifacts.


Golden Beer Talks - 1918 Influenza Epidemic

In other news from 1918…the Influenza Epidemic was still raging when the Armistice was declared, but Golden lifted the ban on public gatherings–possibly to allow people to celebrate the ending of the War.  Only one week later, the Transcript announced that the ban would be reinstated.

BAN GOES ON AGAIN AS INFLUENZA INCREASES
With more cases of influenza in Golden than at any time since the epidemic started, the ban on public meets; etc., has been placed on the city again, after having been lifted the first of last week.  This action was taken yesterday by the city health authorities, after several conferences.  For the present, the schools will not be closed, but no public gatherings of any sort will be permitted, and church services, parties, dances, lodge meetings, etc., will be taboo until further notice.
Colorado Transcript – November 21, 1918

Why was this epidemic so important?  Consider this:  “The typical estimates are that approximately 20 million people were killed by of World War I – over a four-year period – and 50 to 100 million people were killed by the flu – with most of those deaths being over a four-month period.”  Learn more about this nearly-forgotten pandemic tomorrow night at Golden Beer TalksLearn more….


Fall Yard Waste

Oops
Yesterday I wrote that, since Monday is a holiday, our trash collection would be delayed one day.  That was wrong! Although we won’t have mail delivery today, our valiant trash collectors will be hard at work.  Fall Yard Waste Collection is happening this week, so (if you can find them, under the snow) get your leaves to the curb.  Learn more….


Golden Library - Teen Interactive ComicsThe Library will offer Teen DIY: Interactive Comics today from 3:30-5.  Use Makey Makey kits and other tech gadgets to add sound and tech elements to hand drawn comics as we combine technology and art! Register here….


The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will discuss a plan to build 72 apartments and a 48-unit hotel at the west end of 8th Street (where the Briarwood Inn recently closed). The developer plans to offer the units at market rate. GURA will discuss ways to incent the developer to offer some of the units as Affordable Housing. GURA will also discuss plans for the West Colfax Urban Development area, where that same developer hopes to redevelop the AAA-1 U Store It property into restaurants, low income housing, and office space.  For more information, review the meeting packet….


The Golden Safety Academy also meets tonight, from 6-8PM in the Fire Department training room. Tonight’s focus will be Identity Theft. Learn more….

June Events in Golden

June 1, 2018

Golden Farmers Market

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

Exhibits at the Museums
THE BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM AND GRAVE
A Visit to the Wild West
COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM
It’s All About the Hat!
Locomotive 20 Comes Home
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES GEOLOGY MUSEUM
Specimens from many global mining districts
Radioactivity, fossils, gemstones, meteorites
Outdoor geologic trail
FOOTHILLS ART CENTER
Finding Home
Charles El Burchfield, Resounding
Open Studio Exhibit
GOLDEN HISTORY CENTER
Grand Reopening – JUNE 23, 2018
ROCKY MOUNTAIN QUILT MUSEUM
Rooted in Tradition Revisited and Hollis Chatelain “Stories of West Africa”

Theater
MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE
District Merchants closed June 24th

1
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Summer Reading Kickoff at the Library
History Park Walking Tour
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
Opening Reception at the Quilt Museum: Hollis Chatelain
Karaoke Jammin’ for Teens at the Library
2
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Senior Law Day
1st Golden Farmers Market
Golden Seed Savers Plant Sale and Seed Swap
Congressman Ed Perlmutter at Natural Grocers
Coffee with Saoirse Charis-Graves
Golden Super Cruise
3
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Tri-Ball Volleyball Tournament
Adult Makers Guild at the Library
5
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
6
TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
South Table Mountain Park Master Plan Community Meeting
Trout Unlimited
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
7
Virtuosity Dance Performance at Foothills Art Center
FRCC Lookout Mountain Goat Challenge #1
8
Rummage and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
9
Golden Farmers Market
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at the American Legion
Check out the Golden Optimist Bike Shop
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
10
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild
11
MOMS Club of Golden
Trailblazers FREE Open Climbing at the Mountaineering Center
12
Band Art at the Library (teens)
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Golden Writing Circle at the Library
Golden Beer Talks: Carla Klehm, Africa Archaeology
13
Power Lunch Lecture – Smart(er) Homes: A Win-Win for Occupants and the Grid at NREL
Magic Music at the Library (school age)
14
Let’s Dance at the Library (preschool & toddlers)
High-Voltage Book Group – The Exact Location of Home (school age/tweens)
Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing at CSM: History of the Creede Mining Site
An Inspirational Evening with Molly Bloom
15
Golden Rotary Foundation 17th Annual Golf Classic
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Library
Percussion Jam at the Library
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
16
Denver Century Ride (Lookout Mountain)
Golden Farmers Market
Brontos & Brews Festival at Dinosaur Ridge
Jeffco Rocks the Outdoors: Geology and History of North Table Mountain at the Library
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
17
Father’s Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Botanical Field Trip to the Upper Washington Avenue Open Space
Beginning Ukulele at the Library
18
NREL Campus Walking Tour
19
Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
Tuesday Night Book Group: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
20
Library for All: Super Summer Music Series – DIY Instruments
Jeffco Open Space – Outdoor Recreation in the West: Who Cares?
21
Ann Lincoln’s Boogie Woogie Bunnies at the Library
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing at CSM Geology of Creede
FRCC Lookout Mountain Goat Challenge #2
Housing Forum at Foothills Art Center with Golden United
22
Amuse Yeux: Miniatures Exhibit Public Opening at Foothills Art Center
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
23
Golden History Museum Grand Reopening
Class at Foothills Art Center: Painting Flowers
Golden Farmers Market
Golden History Roundtable: When Denver Stole the Capitol from Golden by Paul Haseman
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
24
SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program at Foothills Art Center
Staying Positive in a Negative World at the Library
Author Visit: Sandra Dallas at the Quilt Museum
Craft Beer with Councilor Casey Brown at Barb Warden’s house
26
Colorado End-of-Life Options Act at the Library
Front Porch Book Club: My Beloved World
27
Bike to Work Day
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ankylosaurs at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
28
Colorado Experience: Amusements
Last LOOK at Finding Home and Resounding Roar with Hassan Najjar
29
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
30
Golden Farmers Market
Class at Foothills Art Center: Hot Art, Basic Encaustic Techniques
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM

Celebrating, Planning, and Gardening

April 19, 2018

Foothills Art Center Finding Home Exhibit

Foothills Art Center will open a new exhibit tomorrow:  Finding Home.  Housing has been a central political issue in the Denver Metro Area for over a decade. The explosive growth of Denver and the surrounding areas as a residential destination has caused turmoil in the housing market. FAC would like to spark conversation about this topic through the arts community. Invited artists will offer their unique perspective on the issue as Denver Metro residents. Partnership with local government will increase the depth of insight into the issue and educational opportunities for visitors.

If you’re a member of Foothills Art Center, join them tonight from 6-8PM for a members-only preview.  Please be aware, this is a FAC Member Only event. Please renew or join ahead of time. Please bring your membership card for faster check-in.


Prehistory of the Front Range
The Golden History Center is hosting a lecture tonight from 5:30-7 by Golden resident Meg Van Ness, Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Learn about Colorado’s ancient hunter-gatherers and ecosystems while gaining a generalized understanding of early life on the Front Range.  $0 members; $10 non-members.  Since the History Center is closed for remodeling, this talk will take place at the Golden Community Center (1470 10th Street – map).

Golden Body Worker is celebrating their 15th anniversary tonight from 4:30-6:30, and you are invited to help them celebrate with food, music, chair massages, door prizes, and a ribbon cutting at 5:30.    Peter Wolf will play Native American Flute. Mary Schroeer will play singing bowls. Graduates from the Colorado Healing arts are doing free chair massages. Cyndy’s Food-Lish-Us is doing the catering, including smoked pulled pork and cooked cabbage. Gold Mine cupcakes is for dessert.  Congratulations Wendy!  1300 Jackson Street, Suite B200 (map)


The School of Mines is having a public meeting about their Master Plan tonight from 5:30-7PM at the Starzer Welcome Center, 1812 Illinois Street (map). They encourage citizens to watch this 40-minute video before the meeting, to prepare you for the discussion at the meeting.

At this session you will be able to comment on alternatives to the physical plan. The alternatives in the video were derived from campus and public input compiled during the previous months. This session is geared towards receiving input from the City of Golden and the public at large.



Get in the mood for Earth Day! The Golden Community Center has a program tonight from 6-8PM on Xeriscaping in Colorado. It is becoming more and more widely known that Xeriscaping is a good idea, and there are some really spectacular, eye-catching xeric landscapes out there. But how does your average person achieve such beauty and perfection? And what about when life happens – pets, critters, storms, budgets, and lifestyle realities? How does it work then? Does it have to be ugly to be easy?

Join Kenton J. Seth, a genuinely lazy Native Landscape designer and plant nut, to find out the hands-on, real-life answers that make saving water just the beginning of the benefits you’ll reap from your Xeriscape. If this is not one of the most useful classes you take this year, then you might have taken a wrong turn finding the room.  1470 10th Street (map)


Golden High School Concert - Golden Colorado

Golden High School is having an Instrumental Pops concert tonight at 7 in their auditorium. They will repeat it tomorrow night at the same time. 701 24th St. (map)

 

Preview of April Events in Golden

April 1, 2018

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

Miners Alley Playhouse
39 Steps and Red Riding Hood

TUESDAYS
7-8:15AM Golden Walks Weekly Sunrise Walk South Golden
7AM Golden Optimist Club at Windy Saddle Cafe
7:15AM Golden Rotary Club at Rolling Hills Country Club
6:30PM Golden Kiwanis Club CSM Campus 814 15th St.
Trail Runs Foothills Running and Cycling Club 6PM
Tuesday Night Bingo VFW 6PM
WEDNESDAYS
Volunteers of America Weekly Meals
DeMolay
Golden Walks: Weds Morning Celebrating Life
THURSDAYS
DIY Lab at the Library
FRIDAYS
Dinner & Darts at the VFW
SUNDAYS
Sunday Morning Rides Foothills Running and Cycling Club

1
Westernaires’ and Jeffco Horsemen’s Easter Parade
Pleasant View Lions Club Easter Pancake Breakfast
Open Car Days at the Railroad Museum – Cabooses
2

Top Ten Things You Should Know About North Korea
Golden United Community Discussion
3
Mothers of Preschoolers at the Baptist Church
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
South Golden Merchant’s Meeting
Bell Middle School PTA Meeting
4
TriceraTOTs
Heritage Road Engineering Report Public Presentation
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited
SCRIPTprov
News & Brews with State Rep Jessie Danielson @ Holidaily
6
Celebrate Health!
Mines Little Theater “The Addams Family Musical”
Concert in the CSM Library
Jefferson Symphony Showcase
7
Mines Helluva Service Event
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
Women’s Wilderness: Community Supporter Celebration
Coffee With a Councilor – Saoirse Charis-Graves
Kitten Shower at Foothills Animal Shelter
Fuzzy Friends Sleepover
Mines Little Theater “The Addams Family Musical”
8
Open Car Days – Working Cars
Sunday at the Museum – Fabric Hat Boxes
9
MOMS Club of Golden
State of the City Luncheon
Golden Safety Academy
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing
10
Mines Master Plan – Neighborhood Open House
Golden High School PTA Meeting
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks: Jeff Roberts – Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition
11
Wild Wednesday at the Library
Bad Art and Cocktails at the Golden Library
Living with Wildlife in Jefferson County
12
Let’s Dance at the Golden Library
Last Look with Hassan Najjar – Members’ Show
City of Golden Historic Preservation Plan Meeting
13
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
14
Colorado School of Mines E-Days
The Valley That Became Two Mountains
The Weird York Times at Golden Library
Craft Beer with a Councilor – Casey Brown
15
Open Car Days – Director’s Pick
Colorado School of Mines E-Days
16
NREL Walking Campus Tour
17
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Golden Library
18
Education Center Special Presentation Lecture Series: Creative Destruction and the Electric Utility of the Future
Crime Prevention and Safety Tips at the Golden Library
Coyote Country at Jeffco Open Space
19
Wee Create at the Library
Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: What Your Business needs to Know about Harassment in the Workplace Golden Library
Xeriscaping in Colorado: Weather, Wildlife and Beyond!
Prehistory of the Front Range
Golden High School Instrumental Pops Concert
20
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group
CSM High Grade Launch
Golden High School Instrumental Pops Concert
21
Arts in Society Grant – Art Therapist Parent Workshop
Amazing Antlers at Nature Center
Trash to Treasure at Golden Library
West Side Live! Presents Queen City Jazz Band
22
Earth Day
Open Car Days at the Railroad Museum
Mines Symphony Orchestra
Nature Yoga at Nature Center
23
Spanish for Kids at Golden Library
Getting Started in Online Genealogy at Golden Library
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
24
28th Annual Good News Breakfast
Front Porch Book Club
25
Colorado Denim Day 2018
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesdays
Mineral Evolution and Ecology: Tracing Earth’s History Through Time and Space
The Life of General John J. Pershing
Black Bear Basics at Jeffco Open Space
26
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Town and Gown Book Club
Big-Data Geology: Visualizing Earth’s Co-Evolving Geosphere and Biosphere
Biochar’s Promise for Soil and Climate at the Unitarian Church
Golden High School – Choir Pops Concert
27
History Park Walking Tour
Concert in the CSM Library
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Golden High School – Choir Pops Concert
28
Community Wellness Fair at Golden High School
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Golden in the 20th and 21st Centuries
29
Geology Museum Book and Garage Sale
Open Car Days – Kitchen Cars at the Railroad Museum
Spring Storytelling and Walk at Nature Center

History, Nature, and Skiing

November 15, 2017

The Golden History Center will hold a World War I book discussion from 11:30-12:30 today.  The topic is “Where Do We Go From Here? America in the First World War.”  The story of a war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, and dates.   No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long lasting impacts on individuals.  Come participate in a book discussion of Private Peaceful, with discussion facilitator Dr. Kevin Rucker.  Presented by the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and the Colorado World War I Centennial Commission.  Learn more….


The Library is hosting Wild Wednesday this afternoon from 4-5PM. Discover Colorado wildlife and environment with naturalists from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Each month we explore a different environmental topic and discover what makes Colorado wild and wonderful. No registration required. For ages 6-10.


Jeffco Open Space - Golden COJeffco Open Space will present Get Wet – Aquatic Ecology of Bear Creek and Clear Creek tonight from 6-7:30.

Paul Winkle, Aquatic Biologist, CO Parks and Wildlife will present “Aquatic Ecology of Bear Creek and Clear Creek in Jefferson County”. Learn about our unique ecosystems.  Jeffco Open Space – Ponderosa Room – 700 Jefferson County Pkwy – Map


Tomorrow night (Thursday 11/16) at 7PM, Powder7 will host a ski film at the Mountaineering Center.  All proceeds will benefit the American Mountaineering MuseumFor the 9th consecutive year, Powder7 is proud to present a screening of MSP’s latest ski film, Drop Everything. The mad geniuses at Matchstick have gone back to their rowdy and lighthearted roots this year, delivering the season’s funniest and most action-packed ski movie. Featuring quick-hitting comedy, the world’s preeminent freeskiers, stunning locations, an infectious soundtrack, and breath-taking cinematography, Drop Everything is the perfect way to get pumped for winter. It’s the kind of movie that should be seen on a big screen with a raucous crowd.  Learn more….

Sex and Drugs in the 1890s

November 7, 2017

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 8th) from 10-11, Colorado Women in Business and Connects Workspace will host a workshop on personal digital securityLearn more….

Lecture at the Golden History Center

Tomorrow night, the Golden History Center will host a lecture by Randi Samuelson-Brown: Sex and Drugs in the 1890s. Learn about the 1890s world of prostitution, licit and illicit drugs, bad whiskey recipes and the saloon and brothel culture that flourished in Colorado. Her book The Beaten Territory will be for sale. The event runs from 5:30-7PM. The cost is $10 for GHM members; $15 non-members. Buy tickets online.

Thursday morning from 10-11, History Museum members are invited to the Director’s Update.

Next Wednesday, November 15th, the Museum will host “Where Do We Go From Here?”: America in the First World War.   This is part of the World War I Book Discussion Series.

The story of a war is much more than the recital of facts, battles, and dates. No matter the impacts of war upon nations and the world order, the underlying story of a war is its immediate and long lasting impacts on individuals. Come participate in a book discussion of Private Peaceful, with discussion facilitator Dr. Kevin Rucker.  Learn more….



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