June Weather and Fathers Day in Golden

June 16, 2019

And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days…

James Russell, 1848

Golden is pretty at any time of the year, but it is exceptional right now…everything is green, the temperatures are moderate, and the creek is roaring high. I hope you can get out and enjoy it. It’s a great time for a walk along the creek.


Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads out there! Here are some ideas of ways to entertain fathers today.

For Flexible Dads:
Golden City Brewery will host Summer Yoga in the Lawn from 10-11AM. Donation based class, followed by happy hour pricing on beer.

For Historically-Minded Dads
The Buffalo Bill Museum is hosting An Afternoon will Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. They’ll have shows on the observation deck (gorgeous views) at both 12:30 and 2:30PM.

For Train-Loving Dads:
The Railroad Museum will have antique tractors and engines, Model A and Model T Fords, model railroads, train rides, food trucks, a storyteller, and face painting. The Museum is open from 9-5 today, with rides and entertainment from 10AM-4PM. Free admission for Dads today!

For Conspiracy Theorist Dads:
Miners Alley is offering free admission for fathers attending today’s 2PM performance of Queen of Conspiracy.

For Music-Loving Dads:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Tony Rosario at 11AM and Nightwolf at 2PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Outliers from 3-7PM

For Athletic Dads:
Join the weekly pickup soccer games at Southridge Park (map)–kids at 4PM and adults at 4:30PM. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

For Dads Who Eat:
The Bridgewater Grill at the Golden Hotel is offering a BBQ Ribs special from 12-10PM.
Cafe 13 is offering Pancakes and Bourbon on the Patio from 7AM-2PM. Their full menu will also be available.
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar is offering fathers a free drink with any entree.
Schnepf’s Restaurant at Fossil Trace will be grilling on the terrace from 4-8:30PM.
The Table Mountain Inn is offering “Dad Favorites” from 12-10PM.

Cheese Ranch Deli is all about goats this Fathers Day! They will be serving grilled cheese sandwiches made with goat cheese, offering 10% off goat cheese, and have a mini-petting zoo (featuring goats!).


The moon will be full tonight. It will rise at 8:02PM and set at 5:50 tomorrow morning. Source: TimeandDate.com


Monday Preview:
The Golden History Museum is hosting a lecture tomorrow night from 6-7:30PM: Western Women through American Art
What does it take to be a Western woman? We might not see many women within Western American art, but that does not mean women never ventured west or were not making art out west. Come explore the important Western women including the first Anglo woman that traveled west, the partner of a prominent western artist, and women artists working in the West, among many more. $0 Members; $10 non-members. Presented by Colleen Sullivan, Program and Marketing Coordinator at the American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection Register here….

Tinctures, a Sexually Violent Predator, Music, and Theater

June 12, 2019

This evening from 6-7PM, The Medicine Tree at 1115 Washington Avenue is offering a free class on Making Plant Medicine at Home: Tinctures. Learn more….


6-7PM Tonight – Community Meeting – Sexually Violent Predator Living in Our Community
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will host a public meeting to provide education on sexually violent predators and to give the community information that may enhance public safety. Due to the content of the information that will be presented, it is not advisable to bring children to the meeting. Children under 15 unaccompanied by an adult will not be permitted to attend. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court restrictions exist, sex offenders are are constitutionally free to live where they choose. By law, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is required to actively notify citizens when a sexually violent predator is moving into their area.Citizens are reminded that it is illegal to harass, threaten or intimidate a registered sex offender. For more information visit www.jeffcosheriff.com.


Tonight’s Live Music:
Miners Saloon – David Marais, 6-9PM
Cannonball Creek – Open Mic Night, 6-10PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM

Note: Miners Saloon will have live music every Wednesday this summer. David Marais performs tonight from 6-9PM, and here are the other dates to get on your calendar: June – 19 Lindsey Saunders | 26 Ken Lee Young July – 3 Austin Williamson | 10 David Marais | 17 Lindsey Saunders | 24 Adam Lopez | 31 Ken Lee Young August – 7 Adam Lopez | 14 David Marais | 21 Lindsey Saunders | 28 Ken Lee Young


It’s time to get your tickets:
The Golden Civic Foundation is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam will be held on Thursday, June 27th at the Colorado Railroad Museum from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. and features live music, food and fun for all ages. The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden’s small town, friendly atmosphere.

The evening will feature live music by three bands with Golden connections including Dorado, Bowregard and The Great Salmon Famine, and the chance to explore the Museum’s scenic,15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway. Food and beverage will be sold by New Terrain Brewing Co. (beer), Ace Liquor (wine), Bob’s Atomic Burgers, and the Crock Spot and Mooontime Crepes food trucks. Local non-profit organizations will also be on-site with family-oriented, interactive activities. Learn more and buy tickets (while they’re still available)….


You only have two weekends left to see Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse, so if you haven’t purchased tickets yet, you’d better get going! All proceeds from tomorrow night’s performance will go to The Denver Actors Fund. As the theater points out, that includes the bar. “So the more you drink, the more you give, plus the show is even MORE entertaining!”

Flora and the Future

June 4, 2019

The Parks, Recreation, and Museums Advisory Board will have a field trip/study session tonight from 6-8PM. They will visit the North Washington Open Space, where local flora savant Tom Schweich will provide a tour and explain the diversity of native plants found in that small plot of land. If you want to join them, meet at Norman D. Park and walk to the open space entering at the curve of N. Ford, just south of Alaska Street.

From 6-8:30, Golden United and the City of Golden will host “Visioning Golden’s Future” at Foothills Art Center. We will discuss our visions for Golden and how we can manage development to align with key goals, including preserving Golden’s small town character, access to affordable housing, and sustainability. We will collectively discuss options for regulating land-use and development and strategies for strengthening communication and engagement of residents in planning and zoning processes. Learn more….

Night Life:
Yoga on Tap at New Terrain – 6-7PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Karaoke, 7-10PM
VFW Post 4171 – Bingo, 6:30-8:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Trivia Night, 7PM

Wednesday Preview:
10AM TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
6-7PM Bend at the Barrel – Yoga at Old Barrel Tea Company
6-7PM Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
6:30PM Planning Commission
7:30PM SCRIPTprov at Mines Alley Playhouse