Wildlife, Dinosaurs, and Music Tonight in Golden

April 24, 2019

Jefferson County Invasive Species Management and Jeffco Open Space will present Intro to Wildlife Refuges from 6-7:30PM tonight at the Jeffco Open Space Building, 700 Jefferson County Pkwy (map). Jeffco is lucky to have a varied landscape, where the mountains meet the plains. David Lucas, USFWS Project Leader, Colorado Front Range National Wildlife Refuge Complex will speak about the current and future efforts to manage wildlife at our regional refuges. Ages 16 and up. Free. Register.

The Sustainability Advisory Board meets tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. The agenda was not yet available as of Tuesday night, but check the agenda page before the meeting.

The Library is holding their monthly Ukulele Wednesday tonight from 6-7:30. Got a Ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Jam with us and other ukulele enthusiasts the last Wednesday of each month. These are not lessons, just a chance to play with others. Suitable for: Ages 13+.

Dinosaur Ridge will offer a free talk about Theropods, the meat-eating dinosaurs, from 6-7:30PM at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map).

Dinosaur Ridge will celebrate their 30th Anniversary this weekend, with events starting tomorrow (Thursday) night and running through Sunday. Learn more…. Families should plan to attend their carnival on Saturday from 11AM-3PM.

Tonight’s Live Music:

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Miners Saloon – Paul Frost
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30P

Thursday Morning Preview:

Tomorrow morning from 9:30-11AM, more than 55 student teams from Mines’ civil, electrical, mechanical and environmental engineering departments will display their projects, all designed to tackle real-world challenges faced by industry, government agencies and community organizations. The Capstone Design Showcase will take place in the Lockridge Arena, 17th and Elm Streets (map). Learn more….

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

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

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
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
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
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
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
Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
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
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
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
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
E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
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
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
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
First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
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
STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

Children’s Theater, Student Art, Thyroids, Chocolate, and Live Music

March 30, 2019

Miners Alley Children’s Theater in opening a new show today at 1PM. Call 303-935-3044 for more information. This will run through April 27th. Performances will be at 1PM on March 30th, April 4th, and 13th, and at both 11AM and 1PM on April 20th & 27th.

The Jeffco Student Exhibition: The Power of Process at Foothills Art Center will close after tomorrow, so if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you visit today (10AM-5PM) or tomorrow (12-5PM). This show features the work of Jefferson County arts students as curated by the teachers. The show focuses on the unique creative process of the students. Over 50 students from our local community are on display in this diverse and dynamic exhibition.

Natural Grocers (map) is offering a free class today from 12-1:30PM – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? During this 60 minute seminar Dr. Harrison will introduce the prevalence, causes and effects of thyroid dysfunction and why it is an “epidemic” in the western world. He will discuss how and why it is commonly misdiagnosed and explain ways for you to identify and manage this condition. More information

Natural Grocers is also offering a Quick Class from 5-5:30PM: Got Chocolate? Gotta have chocolate? Then you’re one of us! Indulge in a chocolatey daze of delectable sweetness when you discover everything there is to know about the smooth, satisfying richness that is irresistible chocolate! Did someone say samples? We did! Join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!More information

Tonight’s Live Music

Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM | Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music, 7-11PM

Sunday Preview

Jeffco Open Space will lead a Spring Storytelling and Walk tomorrow at 1PM at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Listen to a story with about Nature, Place, or Wildlife, and take a walk through the Lookout Mountain Preserve.

Program is geared for ages 6 and up. Story will take place inside Lookout Mountain Nature Center and then we will take a short hike on the Forest Loop within the Lookout Mountain Preserve. Please dress for the weather. Any further questions please call 720-497-7600. Program is free, but prior registration is required.