Dinosaurs and Downtown Development

November 19, 2018

Dinosaur Ridge lecture on archosaurs/

Dinosaur Ridge has a lecture from 10-11 this morning on Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians).  17681 W Alameda Pkwy, MorrisonMap


Jefferson Symphony Orchestra free concert in Parfet Park - Golden Colorado

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. The Dove Inn is requesting a $2500 grant to improve the exterior of the Inn with paint, a new light fixture, and a new sign. They will also discuss whether to continue providing funding for the Jefferson Symphony’s free summer concert in Parfet Park. Staff will describe a planning project to guide future development in the “West Downtown Neighborhood.” This includes the parking lots west of Washington Avenue, the 12th Street Historic District, and the Golden History Park. They will vote to approve their budget for 2019. The summary is as followed, and the details are available in the meeting packet.

$ 411,300.00 – Current Operating Expenses
$ 770,000.00 – Capital Outlay
$ 679,660.00  – Contingency/Reserves

$ 1,860,959.00 TOTAL GENERAL FUND


Mindfulness Workshop at the Library
Denise Richter of Golden Life Coaching will present “From Mind Full to Mindful (A Mindfulness Workshop)” from 6:30-7:30 at the Library.  As we enter the holiday season, it can be difficult to stay present and manage the stress and expectations that come along with this time of year. This free workshop will be focused on ways to cultivate mindfulness, deal with your emotions, and stay present during busy times. I hope to see you many of you there!

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.

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English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Bell Middle School PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Leadership Golden Alumni Meeting
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Flu Shots
Coffee with a Cop
TriceraTOTs
NREL Lecture – Net Energy Homes
History Museum Lecture – Origins of the Colorado Territory
Trout Unlimited
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Friends of the CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
History Museum and OLLI – Know the Ballot from Top to Bottom
School Choir Concert
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Concert in the Arthur Lakes Library
School Instrumental Concert
Laughs for Love Fund-Raiser
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: A Ticket to Tomahawk
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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)
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Model Railroad Show at the RR Museum
Costume Creation Workshop at the Library
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MOMS Club of Golden
Golden Safety Academy – Drug Familiarization
Room and Board: Premiere showing of PBS Colorado Experience Episode at the History Museum
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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
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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
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CMC Presents: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Last Chance Dance with Virtuosity Dance Centre at Foothills Art Center
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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
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Chili Cookoff at the VFW
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Tradition Meets Contemporary
Golden Library Textile Society
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Concert
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3D Collaboration & Interoperability Congress
NREL Walking Tour (through Thursday
STEM Girls at the Library
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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
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Land Stewardship Series – Native Plants in Your Garden
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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Alzheimer’s Education at the Golden Library
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ED Talk: People of Leadville, CO
Finding Gov’t Info Online at the Library
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Mad Scientist Jars – Library
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Play at GHS: She Kills Monsters
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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
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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
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Trick or Treat Train at the RR Museum
Witches’ Brew and DIY a the Library
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Monster’s Ball at the Library
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ED Talk: The Geology of Leadville, CO
Trick-or-Treat Street at the High School
Mayor’s Community Celebration/Awards for Excellence
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Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk at Dinosaur Ridge: Pachycephalosaurs

Back to School, TIF Agreements

August 20, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

Last night’s Jefferson Symphony concert in Parfet Park attracted an impressive crowd!  The Chamber reports that they had record crowds at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. Dave Powers took a few photos while checking out the art. See them on our Facebook page.

The Colorado School of Mines students begin classes todayJeffco Public School students began last week.

The Downtown Development Authority will gather an hour earlier than usual this evening–at 5:30, rather than 6:30–so they can take a walking tour of their downtown domain. Afterward, they will convene in City Council Chambers for their regularly-scheduled (and recorded) 6:30 meeting. Xicamiti La Taquería Bistro (715 Washington Avenue) is requesting a $500-700 grant to help pay for a one-way film window sign. They will vote on a sales taxed-based TIF agreement of up to $58,000 with the Buffalo Rose. Last year, the DDA approved a property tax-based TIF agreement of up to $250,000 with the Buffalo Rose. The DDA is working on a legal/financial agreement with the new owners of 1100 Washington (the former funeral parlor), but the details are not yet finalized.  To learn more about tonight’s DDA topics, review the meeting packet.

Tuesday Preview
The Downtown Merchants will meet tomorrow morning at 7:30 at Connects Workspace.  This is a monthly opportunity to exchange information about downtown events. All are welcome. Learn more….

The Chamber will host a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn tomorrow from 12:30-1:30. The topic is Solo-prenuer: Solutions for Common Problems of a “Solo-Proprietor’s” Experience, presented by Amira Watters and Lou Riverso with Jefferson County Business Resource Center. Learn more….

The Railroad Museum will hold their monthly craft and storytime tomorrow morning at 10AM.

Tomorrow night, the County is hosting an open host to discuss the Comprehensive Master Plan. If you have ideas or comments on development in Jefferson County, this is your chance to weigh in.

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.

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

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

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

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

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TriceraTOTs
Golden Police Department Community Workshop
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ED Talks at the Geology Museum
EPIC Egg Drop Challenge
Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Goat Challenge #5
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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
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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
Van-demonium
Golden Super Cruise
Murder at the Railroad
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Ride Like a Girl
Golden Elks Book Sale
Teens After Dark: Putt Putt Golf at the Library
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National Night Out
Golden Library Textile Society
English Paper Piecing at RMQM
8
Library XYZ Retro Games
9
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
10
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Jeffco Fair & Festival
Movies & Music in the Park – Beauty & the Beast Sing-a-Long
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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
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Golden Elks Book Sale
Dot Day at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Quilts that Settled the West
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Golden Safety Academy – PARENT ACADEMY – Keeping Youth & Families Safe
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Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks
16
First Day of School
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado
Goat Challenge #6
17
Mines M Climb
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – Coco
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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
19
Oregivers Service Event
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden Elks Book Sale
Pops in the Park with the Jefferson Symphony
20
Fall Classes Begin – CSM
NREL Walking Campus Tour
21
Storytime & Craft at the Railroad Museum
Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group: A Piece of the World
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Class at the Quilt Museum: Ice Sawblades
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Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Glitter in the Garden
Movies & Music in the Park – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Golden Farmers Market
Cops & Classics Car Show
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
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Golden Gran Fondo Festival
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Family Lab: Managing Homework – Helping Parents Understand…
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden History Museum and Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians
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Senior Safety – Buyer Beware!
Golden Bike Cruise – Superheroes
Front Porch Book Club at the Community Center
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Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Hadrosaurs
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Class at the Quilt Museum: Prickly Pear Pineapple
Goat Challenge #7
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Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music

Sign Grants, Free JSO Concert, Nature Yoga, New Restaurants and New Hotel

June 18, 2018

Jefferson Symphony Concert in Parfet Park - Golden CO

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider two requests for sign grants: a $2500 request to fund half the cost of signs for the new Colorado Plus Cidery and Pub going in at 1100 Arapahoe Street (the old laundromat), and $200 to help finance signs for Adventure West Tubing, a seasonal tube rental business running in the Golden Mill parking lot.  The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has requested $8500 to pay for the annual concert in Parfet Park that marks the end of the Fine Arts Festival. This year’s concert will take place on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  See the meeting packet for more information.

Tuesday Preview
The Railroad Museum will have their monthly Storytime and Craft tomorrow morning at 10. The Library will have Lego Play & Build at 4PM. The Lookout Mountain Nature Center will offer Nature Yoga at 5PM (register now–they usually fill up). The Library’s monthly book group meets from 6-7PM, discussing The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.

Nature Yoga at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center

The Local Licensing Authority meets tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday, June 19th) at 2:30 in City Council Chambers. They will review several applications for new licenses: a new restaurant (called “Launch) at 18455 W. Colfax Ave.; the new “Origin Red Rocks” hotel at 18485 W. Colfax Ave., and a new restaurant (called “Tributary Food Hall) at 701 12th St. Public hearing for each of these licenses will be held on July 25th.

Foss Liquor - Golden ColoradoThe judge will also consider three request to modify premises for existing liquor licensed businesses: Barrels & Bottles plans a 5th anniversary party on September 2nd and 3rd, and they want to use the parking lot north of the building for their celebration. Dirty Dogs Roadhouse plans a special event on July 14th and they want to sell liquor in their parking lot that day. The Foss Company is reconfiguring the space for their liquor store at 1224 Washington Avenue. Based on the drawings provided, it looks like the new version of the store will be smaller and will be located only on the west side of the building. The storefront on Washington Avenue will be dedicated to a new retail use.  See the meeting packet for more information.

Marlins, Music, and Monday

May 6, 2018

Golden Marlins Swim Team

In its 60th year, the Golden Marlins is a fun, energetic summer swim club that focuses on improving stamina and technique in the pool. If your swimmer age 18 or younger is looking for an encouraging atmosphere to gain confidence in the pool and make new friends, then Golden Marlins is the team for you.  This is Parent information Night for the summer season: May 6th, Golden Recreation Center, 4:30-6p. Out of Breath will be on hand to help with swim suit sizing and gear ordering.  Visit www.teamunify.com/reccogm to learn more and register for summer swim. Practice starts May 22nd at the Golden Rec Center and moves to Splash Water Park the following week.


Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

The Jefferson Symphony’s final concert for the season takes place at 4PM this afternoon.  Their program includes:  Leonard Bernstein – Symphonic Suite from West Side Story, Aaron Copland – Appalachian Spring, Piazzolla – Tangazo, de Falla – El Amor Brujo featuring Guest Artist Marcia Ragonetti, Mezzo-soprano.   Since the Green Center is closed for remodeling, the performance will be held at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave.  They are nearly sold out, but some tickets will be available at the door.For information and tickets, visit www.jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org or call 303-278-4237.


Monday
family bike lab at the Golden LibraryThe Library will have a Bike and Pedestrian Safety Lab tomorrow afternoon. Feel confident and safe when out on two wheels. Bike and pedestrian safety experts are on hand to help your family brush up on the rules of the sidewalk and road. Bring your helmets, wheels (bikes, scooters, etc.) and get an equipment check and feel safe hitting the street, sidewalks and trails. The Golden Police Department, Golden Optimists and Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team will be on hand to get your family ready to roll! This is a free, drop-in style event from 4-5:30.


Golden United is having their monthly Community Discussion tomorrow night from 6-7:30 at the Sherpa House. This month’s topic will be Campaign Finance Reform.


New construction in Golden Colorado

A year ago, a group of friends gathered to discuss their concerns about the shift away from Golden’s historic small town character. They were uneasy about the proliferation of multi-family, multi-story housing developments and moves to start “scraping” our small, older single family houses. The group began by asking the Planning Commission to disallow a new 44-unit building that was to replace 4 individual houses. When their request was refused, the citizens began a long, interesting year of learning the ins and outs of zoning, special use permits, differing philosophies, and conflicting forces affecting housing in Golden.

One key discovery is that many of Golden’s older, single family home neighborhoods are vulnerable to redevelopment. Last week a group of neighbors surrounding two older homes at 19th and Ford asked the Planning Commission to disallow a plan to demolish the two homes and replace them with four three-story townhouses. They learned that, because the neighborhood was zoned to allow such scrape offs, they Commissioners had no choice but to approve it.

The original “group of friends” has grown to include many residents in the older, central core of town–the areas surrounding Ford, Jackson, and Washington. They have submitted a recommendation to the Planning Commission that certain changes be made to CMU-NC and CMU-CC1 zoning to limit the area of a new building to 40% of the lot and to require some landscaping between the building and the sidewalk. The Planning Commission will discuss this request at their May 16th Study session.

The citizen group will meet tomorrow night at the Golden library to discuss what they’ve learned in the past year and to sign letters encouraging City Council and the Planning Commission to make the suggested zoning changes.  You are warmly invited to attend this meeting at the Golden Library on Monday May 7th from 6:30-8PM.

They’re creepy and they’re kooky…

April 6, 2018

Colorado School of Mines Little Theater

The School of Mines Library has their semi-monthly Concert in the Library from 12-1PM today. Today, they’re featuring Mines Poets, in honor of National Poetry Month. It’s free and all are welcome. Learn more….

Mines Little Theater Productions is performing The Addams Family this weekend in the theater at the Mountaineering Center. Performances and tonight (Friday the 6th) and Saturday the 7th at 2 and 7PM, with repeats on Friday the 27th at 2PM and Saturday the 28th at 2PM. Learn more….

The Jefferson Symphony has a Showcase performance tonight (April 6th) at 7PM at the First United Methodist Church, 1500 Ford Street. Learn more….

Live Music Tonight
Jolynn’s Food and Spirits – Reuben Gonzalez, 5:30-8:30PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – John Adam Smith, 8-11PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM

Tomorrow morning at 10AM, Saoirse Charis-Graves will have Coffee with a Councilor at 10AM at Bean Fosters.

Women’s Wilderness is having a Community Supporter Celebration tomorrow, which includes a hike at Apex Park and a presentation and refreshments at the Mountaineering Center. It’s free! Learn more!

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

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

Preview of March Events

March 1, 2018

Moonrise in Golden Colorado

The moon will be full at 5:31 this evening.  Moonrise is at 5:44PM, so it should be a spectacular site as it rises over South Table Mountain.

For details on any of these events, see the Calendar of Events: goldentoday.com/calendar-of-events.

Exhibits at the Museums

American Mountaineering Center – 9th Annual Environmental Photography Exhibition
Buffalo Bill Museum – A Visit to the Wild West
Colorado Railroad Museum – It’s All About the Hat! and T is for Trains: Everything Trains from A to Z
Foothills Art Center – Members’ Show and Power of Process
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum – Boys Just Wanna Have Fun Too and My Road to Denver

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Astor House Lecture @ Community Center
Geology Museum Lecture @ Student Center
2
Concert in the CSM Library
Colorado Rails and Cocktails
3
Pied Piper of Hamelin closes @ Miners Alley
4
Fun Home closes @ Miners Alley
5
What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer @ Golden Library
Golden United Community Discussion
St. Patrick’s Day @ Masonic Lodge
6
Mothers of Preschoolers
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
English Paper Piecing @ Quilt Museum
Bell Middle School PTA
7
TriceraTOTs @ Dinosaur Ridge
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited
8
Preschool Nature Nuts: Mountain Lions
CSM Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting
10
Preschool Nature Nuts: Mountain Lions
Painting Class at Foothills Art Center
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters (JOY) @ CSM
11
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Story Quilts
12
Golden Safety Academy – Home Security
13
Golden High School PTA Mtg
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks
14
Investment Priorities for Golden
Wild Wednesday at the Library
Lecture at the Community Center: Golden and the Mob War, 1939-1973
Pi Day Celebration @ Golden Library
Band Concert at Bell Middle School
15
Wee Create at the Library
Backcountry Film Festival at the Mountaineering Center
Guys and Dolls at Golden High School
16
Beautiful Junk Sale
Concert in the CSM Library
Freaky Friday @ Golden Library
Guys & Dolls
17
Beautiful Junk Sale
Metalsmithing in a Morning @ FAC
Garden Seed Swap at the Library
19
NREL Walking Campus Tour
20
Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
Book Group at the Library: News of the World
23
Opening Night for 39 Steps at Miners Alley
24
Golden History Roundtable @ Golden Library
25
SPARK! @ FAC
JSO Young Artists Concert
26
Start of Spring Break for CSM and Jeffco Schools
Spanish for Kids @ Golden Library
28
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
29
Library for Adults with Disabilities
31
Bunny Express Train
Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club: Sketching Snakes
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t @ FAC
Little Red Riding Hood opens @ Miners Alley

More Bill

February 25, 2018

Buffalo Bill Museum - Golden Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum is celebrating Bill’s birthday today. Admission is FREE all day, from 10AM-5PM. Join them at noon to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy free cake & ice cream. They’ll have hands-on activities and special programs in the museum from 12:30-4PM, and these presentations:

12:30 “The Show Business” Buffalo Bill talks about his time on stage with Ned Buntline and Texas Jack.
1:00 Rex Rideout presents instruments and music from the era of Buffalo Bill.
1:30 Mrs. Cody shares her saga of meeting Bill, marriage and life on the plains.
2:00 Native American Flute
2:30 Buffalo Bill on the antics of Wild Bill Hickok on stage with Bill’s new combination.
3:30 Mrs. Cody on Buffalo Bill’s tragic last days.


Lots of Symphonic music coming!

The School of Mines Symphony will perform this afternoon from 2-3PM at the Ben Parker student center. Learn more….  The Jefferson Symphony performs their winter concert at 4PM in Wheat Ridge. Learn more…. On Tuesday night at 7PM the Golden High School Orchestra Chamber will perform at the Methodist Church (1500 Ford Street).

For more information call 303-526-0744.


The Golden History Museum has posted another update on their remodel:

If the link above doesn’t work, click here.


Need some tax help?  Visit the Library today between 12:30 and 3:30.  AARP is providing IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.



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