Kayaks, Ankylosaurs, and Ukuleles

June 26, 2019

As mentioned yesterday, this is Bike to Work Day and there are several breakfast stations set up around town, plus an after-work party.

5PM – The Golden Community Rodeo Series starts tonight on Clear Creek. Tonight’s freestyle competition is sponsored by Golden River Sports. The comp is open to all kayakers*, including C1s, of all skill levels on June 19. Participants will be grouped into appropriate categories based on their age, gender, and skill level – typically Junior, Sport, Intermediate, Expert, and Masters Divisions for both men and women. Admission to compete in the series is free. However, you must be a current Colorado Whitewater member for insurance purposes. Renew or sign-up online or at the event for only $30, which includes entry to all three events and a one-year membership to Colorado Whitewater. Come have some fun or come cheer on the kayakers! Learn more….

Should be a nice night to be on the Creek. In addition to kayak-watching, stop by the Visitors Center patio and enjoy some country-western music by Julie Richardson. She’ll be playing from 6-8PM.


5PM – Golden United will hold a meeting at Calvary Church to organize a rental assistance campaign. They hope to raise at least $50,000 for Golden residents who have emergencies and are struggling to pay rent or utilities. Please contact benioffron@gmail.com for more information and if you would like to join in this activity.


6PM – The Sustainability Board will meet in City Council Chambers. They will review 1) introductory materials to consider a commercial and multifamily energy benchmarking program and discuss next steps; 2) a proposed scope of work for assistance in reviewing energy reports for new development projects; 3) review proposed metrics for use in tracking and measuring the new Sustainability Goals. These industry-based metrics will also be used to evaluate future policy and project recommendations to City Council. See the meeting packet….


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6PMDinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map) will hold a free talk on “tank dinosaurs”–the ankylosaurs.


6PM – The Library will host their monthly ukulele jam session 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+


Live Music:

Live Music in Golden Colorado

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Golden Visitors Center – Julie Richardson, 6-8PM
Miners Saloon – Kenny Lee Young, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM


Thursday Preview:

9AMPublic Art Commission
10AMThrilling Thursdays at the Railroad Museum
6PMMember Preview at Foothills Art Center – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association
7PM – Happy Hour and Adaptive Film Night at the Mountaineering Center

Preview of June Events in Golden

June 1, 2019

Miners Alley Playhouse – Queen of Conspiracy through June 23rd

Foothills Art Center – Otto Kuhler: Designing the Future (through June 10th), Amuse Yeux: A Small Delight for the Eyes (Starts June 7th), Evolving Perceptions, Studio Art Quilt Associates (Starts June 28th), Alex McLeod: NPC Hell

Golden History Museum – Golden Above the Clouds, Craft Beer and Pizza, Malted Milk, Epic Events, Legendary People, History Lab, The Salon, Touch Gallery

Today:
7AM-1:15 PM – Senior Law Day
8AM-1PM – Golden Farmers Market
9AM-5PM – Wild West/Steampunk Days at the Railroad Museum
9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
9AM-3PM – Babysitting Course for 11-14 year olds at the Community Center Register – Class #452410
9AM-12PM – Build a tabletop putting green with your child at Home Depot
9-10AM – Yoga in Parfet Park (Donation based)
10AM-12:30PM – Julie Richardson performs live music on the patio at the Golden Visitors Center
10AM-12PM – Summer Reading program blasts off at the Library
10AM – Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily Brewing
10AM – Coffee with a Councilor
11AM-3PM – Fund-raiser for the Golden Fire Dept at Colorado Plus 49 Cidery & Pub
1-5PM – Golden Optimists Volunteer Open House
3-9PM – Excellence in Climbing Celebration at the Mountaineering Center with carnival games, museum tours, vendors, food trucks, and local beverages
5-8:30PM – Golden Super Cruise
5-7:30PM – Robbery at the Railroad Museum
7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
Live Music:
GOLDEN VISITORS CENTER – Julie Richardson, 10AM-12:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
The Buffalo Rose – Idol X – The Billy Idol Live Experience, 7PM
Cast Iron Tavern – Slyjax, 2-5PM
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Band of Brothers, 3-7PM, Shot in the Dark, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Midnight Vinyl, 4-8PM

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Coffee with a Ranger, 8AM
Antique Motorcycle Swap Meet 9AM-7PM
Wild West Days at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 9AM-5PM
For the Love of Pride Film Festival, 1-4:30PM
Pick-Up Soccer Games, 4PM
Robbery at the Railroad, 5PM

3
Tributary Hall Food Hall & Drinkery Job Far
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Indulge
Astronaut-ka-doodle at the Library
Of Mines and Beer! at the History Museum
Sight Singing Classes with the Golden Concert Choir

4
Train Talks at the RR Museum
Visioning the Future of Golden at Foothills Art Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Field Trip: North Golden Open Space

5
TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
Yoga & Tea at Old Barrel Tea Co.
Young Adult Lit Lovers (Y’ALL) at the Library
Planning Commission – Phase 2 of R2 Zoning Changes
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley Playhouse

6
Public Art Commission
Wee Create: Outdoor Art at the Library
Farm to Table Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals

7
Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Universe of Surprise with Magic Rob at the Library
Art Rocks the Toad! with Jesse Crock
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Healthy Skin Summer Essentials at Earth Sweet Botanicals

8
Colorado & the Transcontinental RR Symposium at the RR Museum
Rummage & Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Farmers Market
Walk with a Geologist at Dinosaur Ridge
Rocket Blast Mini-Camp at the Community Center
Kids Bike Rodeo
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at American Legion Post 21
Quick Class: Tasty Tumeric at Natural Grocers
Dance & Yoga Night at YourAshtanga Yoga
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour & Pub Crawl
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

9
SPARK! Alzheimer’s Assn Program at Foothills Art Center
Teen DIY: Bubble Tea at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: History of an Obsessive Quilter
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

10
MOMS Club of Golden
Solar Printing at the Library
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Trailblazers Free Open Climbing – CMC Members 20-40
Space Junk at the Library
GURA Board Meeting

11
Sew Together Bag at Golden Quilt Company
Space Junk at the Library
VIBE@Five with the Chamber at the Goosetown Events Center
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
Anxiety, Depression, Brain FUNK at Natural Grocers
Golden Beer Talks – Jim Clawson
EDComm Meeting

12
Hand Embroidery Basics with Rita Meyerhoff
La Freeway: Long’s Peak to the Arapahos in 16 Hours at the Mountaineering Center

13
Invisible Forces: A Physics Challenge at the Library
City Council Business Meeting

14
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Friday Tour at the RR Museum – Locomotives
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

15
Certified Food Protection Manager ServSafe Training at the Elks Lodge
Golden Farmers Market
Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Sketching with Watercolors with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Family, Fun & Fossils at Dinosaur Ridge
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

16
Father’s Day at the Railroad Museum
Responsible Service of Alcohol Class at the Elks Lodge

17
Full Moon
Blast Off: Apollo Art
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Western Women through American Art at the Golden History Museum
Downtown Development Authority
Story Time Under the Stars at the Library

18
Downtown Merchants Association Meeting
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
MUFON: UFOs in America at the Library
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
Tuesday Night Book Group: Beauty in the Briken Places at Allison Pataki at the Library
Utility Rate Citizen’s Committee
Negotiating Off Trail Rocky Terrain at the Mountaineering Center
Parks, Rec, and Museums Board Meeting

19
Planning Commission Study Session

20
Golden Young Professionals (Chamber)
Sustainability Series at Golden Real Estate: Water Conservation
Armchair Traveler – Trekking Nepal Photographic & Food Tasting Evening at the Mountaineering Center

21
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

22
Golden Farmers Market
Yoga in the Park
Critique Class with Lea McComas at the Quilt Museum
Golden City Historic Ghost Tour
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

23
Golden Gran Fondo (Bike Race)
Golden Library Textile Society
Pick-Up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

25
ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Pegmatites at the Geology Museum
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Golden Bike Cruise – Costume Theme is Cartoon Characters

26
Bike to Work Day Breakfast Stations
Bike to Work Day Party Station (After Work)
Sustainability Board Meeting
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library

27
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
Golden Summer Jam – Fund Raiser for the Golden Civic Foundation
Hoppy Hour at Foothills Animal Shelter (Fund Raiser)
Member Preview – Evolving Perceptions: Studio Art Quilt Association at Foothills Art Center
Flower Power Cooking Class at Earth Sweet Botanicals
City Council Regular Business Meeting

28
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum: Cabooses
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue
Art and Conversation: Morality within the realm of Artificial Intelligence with Foothills Art Center at the Golden Library

29
Golden Farmers Market
Homesteaders Day at the Golden History Park
Celestial Henna for Teens and Adults at the Library
Natural Perfume Making Workshop – Part 1 at Earth Sweet Botanicals
Be a Foster Event with Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden Weekends – Carriage Rides and Music on the Avenue

30
Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos at the History Museum
Pick-up Soccer Games at Southridge Park

What’s Happening with ‘What’s Happening in Golden’–and also What’s Happening Today and Tomorrow

May 31, 2019

In early April, I wrote a note explaining that What’s Happening in Golden? was not produced or sponsored by the City. I remarked that I pay the costs of producing and hosting this blog out of pocket. That cost has been partially offset by a long-running daily blog that the city has sponsored–Golden Business News. Both blogs have appeared daily on the Goldentoday.com home page.

Golden Business News was started in 2011, to support our local businesses. The program was perennially popular with both the merchants and the audience, but the City staff wanted a City employee to run the program, and wanted to focus more on business-to-business, so Golden Business News ends today.

What’s Happening in Golden? goes to a larger audience than the Business News did, and I plan to keep writing it. I think it’s good for the Golden community to have a single source of information that covers civic, cultural, school and business events all in one place.

The loss of the City contract does put me in a financial bind. I have asked a few of my supporters to sponsor the month of June to the tune of $100 each.  If you would like to support June or a future month, please let me know!  I also plan to set up a voluntary subscription form for people who would like to make smaller, recurring monthly contributions.

This seems like a good time to check in with my audience. Do you have any suggestions as to content or frequency? Should I cut back to posting weekly? Are there topics that you think I should drop–city meetings, Chamber events, live music listings, school events, lectures, etc?  What do you specifically want me to keep? Tell me what you think! barb@goldentoday.com.

Friday Events:

• 9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
• 9AM-4PM Estate Sale of William K. Coors on Lookout Mountain
• Noon-ish – neighborhood planting party on 24th Street, across from the High School (map)
• 7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Face the Music, 7PM
Ace Hi – Karaoke at 9PM
Nomad Taqueria & Beer Garden – Sarei Bird, José Gutiérrez, Matt Gotlin Sheehan and Magic Mo, 4-6PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Falling Rock, 5-9PM
Buffalo Rose – Bluegrass Blowout Patio Party, 5PM; Scott Slay & the Rail at 7PM followed by Bowregard and the Wrecklunds.
New Terrain Brewing – Ladies & Gentlemen at 4:30PM, Chain Station at 6PM, Rapidgrass at 8PM


Golden Farmers Market

Saturday Preview:

• 7AM-1:15 PM – Senior Law Day
• 8AM-1PM – Golden Farmers Market
• 9AM-5PM – Wild West/Steampunk Days at the Railroad Museum
• 9AM-5PM Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map)
• 9AM-3PM – Babysitting Course for 11-14 year olds at the Community Center Register – Class #452410
• 9AM-12PM – Build a tabletop putting green with your child at Home Depot
• 9-10AM – Yoga in Parfet Park (Donation based)
• 10AM-12:30PM – Julie Richardson performs live music on the patio at the Golden Visitors Center
• 10AM-12PM – Summer Reading program blasts off at the Library
• 10AM – Brewery Boot Camp at Holidaily Brewing
• 10AM – Coffee with a Councilor
• 11AM-3PM – Fund-raiser for the Golden Fire Dept at Colorado Plus 49 Cidery & Pub
• 1-5PM – Golden Optimists Volunteer Open House
• 3-9PM – Excellence in Climbing Celebration at the Mountaineering Center with carnival games, museum tours, vendors, food trucks, and local beverages
• 5-8:30PM – Golden Super Cruise
• 5-7:30PM – Robbery at the Railroad Museum
• 7:30 – Queen of Conspiracy at Miners Alley Playhouse