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

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

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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
3
TriceraTOTs
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Planning Commission Study Session
Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Lecture
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
4
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
5
Low-Key Applewood Moms
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Streetcar Suburbs at the Railroad Museum
6
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
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Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Coyote Classic 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run for Shelton Elementary
8
MOMS Club of Golden, CO Meeting
Golden Safety Academy – Fire Safety & Prevention
GURA Board Meeting
9
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
10
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
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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
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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
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E-Days at Mines
Courage Walk – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
Drawing: Stickman to Illustration!
14
Pancake Breakfast at the Golden Gate Grange
Gathering of the Guilds at the Mountaineering Center
15
PEEPle’s Choice Awards
Artistry Through Applique Lecture at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Downtown Development Authority
16
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
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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
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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
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First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
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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
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Easter
22
STEM Girls at the Library
Lecture at the History Museum: How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
23
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course at the Community Center
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
Intro to Hiking Safety – Colorado Mountain Club
24
Sustainability Board
Land Stewardship Series – Intro to Wildlife Refuges
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Theropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
25
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Library for All – Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities
City Council Business Meeting
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
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Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
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Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

Goosetown Purchase, HERStory, Sustainability, Dinosaurs, Ukuleles, and Live Music

March 27, 2019
Property for proposed new municipal center – click to enlarge

The big news for the day is that the City has agreed on a price to buy 7.1 acres in the Goosetown neighborhood, including the Coors North Office Building, for $12.25 million. After taking possession, the City plans to renovate the building to serve as a Civic Center, including a new City Hall, Police Department, and History Museum, with additional space for other cultural entities. Learn more about the area to be purchased….

No word yet on the projected cost of the renovations.

The City would finance this purchase with Certificates of Participation, which would not require a vote of the people. In fact, City Council will vote on the purchase on April 11th, so this may happen very soon. If you have questions about the proposal, contact your city council representatives.


The Mountaineering Museum will celebrate Women’s HERstory tonight from 5-9 throughout the Mountaineering ceter (710 10th St.). Ladies, gather with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for an evening of community and inspiration. Learn more….


The Sustainability Board will meet tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. They will discuss Sustainable Building Codes, proposed amendments to the Pay As You Throw program, commitments to various Climate Organizations, and the 2019 Golden Sustainability Awards.


The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will host a free talk on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods, at the Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center (map). They will have another talk tomorrow morning at 10 on prehistoric mammals.


The Library has Ukulele Wednesday from 6-7:30 this evening, so if you play, and you want to jam with others, head to the library and join in.


Live Music in Golden Colorado

Tonight’s Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Miners Saloon – Jonathan Browning, 6-9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse – Wintery Wednesdays Concert Series, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30PM

Craft Fairs and Concerts and Train Wrecks in Golden

November 2, 2018

Golden United Methodist Church Craft Sale - Golden ColoradoThe Golden United Methodist Church is holding their 34th Annual Holiday Craft Fair from 10AM-4PM today and 9AM-3PM tomorrow. Over 20 vendors with crafts of all kinds, bake sale (including awesome homemade frozen fruit pies), and White Elephant items. Delicious lunch available for purchase both days 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1500 Ford Street, Golden, CO (map)


The Jeffco Schools are releasing the kids early today, so the the Library is hosting Freaky Friday–games, crafts, and Legos from 2-3:30. From 5-7PM, the Library will host Teens After Dark: Teen Video Game Night. Enjoy friendly competition and play some video games with friends. Snacks provided.


CSM Arthur Lakes Libraray Concert - Golden CO

Arthur Lakes Library on the School of Mines Campus is offering a free concert (Walton and Wood, Rockabilly) today from 12-1PM. Performances are free and open to the public. We encourage you to bring your lunch, sit back, relax, and enjoy music, poetry, theater, and other fine entertainments! 1400 Illinois Street, Golden, CO (map)


At 6:30, you can enjoy Colorado Rails and Cocktails at the Railroad Museum. Tonight’s subject is Train Wreck!

Relax, have a beverage, and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

Train wrecks occur for many reasons and leave a lasting impression, join Kris Autobee as she looks at these accidents from an historian’s perspective. The 1921 Pueblo flood and the fire on William Jennings Bryant’s train and of course the famous Casey Jones wreck are all explored.

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of Museum displays, bar opens at 6:00PM and the presentation starts promptly at 6:30PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.Admission: $20 for members and $25 for non-members. 21 and older only.

Advance tickets required. Order online. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.  Minimum Age: 21


Mines Little Theater Group will present Neil Simon’s Rumors tonight at 7PM in the theater at the Mountaineering Museum (710 10th St.). Tickets are $7 for Mines people and $10 for the general public. The performance will be repeated tomorrow at 2PM and again at 7PM.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Barrels and Bottles – Wylie “Crazy Horse Jones Reggae, 6PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – John Adam Smith, 8PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM


Saturday Preview (details in the calendar):

The Methodist Church Craft Fair continues, from 9AM-3PM

The Golden Terrace Village annual craft fair Saturday from 9AM-3PM.

Councilor Rob Reed will fill in for Councilor Charis-Graves at tomorrow’s 10AM Coffee with a Councilor at Bean Fosters. (Saoirse is in Ireland!)

Demon Dash 5K Run/Walk 9AM

Class at Foothills Art CenterFigure Drawing from the Model: Step-by-Step 12:30-5:30PM

Free workshop for kids at Home Depot: build a model military helicoptor (in honor of Veterans Day) 9AM-noon

Fandomonium (like a mini-ComiCon, sponsored by the Library) at the Jeffco Fairgrounds, 4-8PM

Powder7’s Ski Season Kickoff Party 6-9PM

West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young 7PM

Night at the Museums – Free admission to Dinosaur Ridge (4-9PM) AND the Golden History Museum (5-9PM)

Winter is coming, and so is the Day of the Dead

October 23, 2018

Avalanche Awareness Classes - Golden CO

Ready or not, winter is coming.  Clearly, a lot of people are more than ready:

Bent Gate Mountaineering is hosting an Avalanche Awareness Clinic in their store tonight from 6:30-7:30.  The Friends of Berthould Pass are offering an Avalanche Awareness Classroom tomorrow night from 7-9:30 at the Mountaineering Museum.

Thursday night, from 6:30-8:30, Powder7 Ski Shop will host Colorado’s premier powder forecaster Joel Gratz of OpenSnow.  The snow maestro will dig into this winter’s snow outlook, teach us how to find the best powder, and answer your burning questions about chasing storms. Powder7 Ski Shop, 880 Brickyard Circle, Golden, CO (map).


In other news….

The Library has a class on Finding Government Information Online, tonight from 6-7:30PM.  Learn more and register….

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board meets tonight at 6PM.  The agenda was not posted as of last night, but you can check this page on the City website.

The moon will be full at 10:45 tomorrow morning.


Coming Up: Day of the Dead Event
Decorate Sugar Skulls at the Golden LibraryThis Friday from 3:30-4:30, representatives from the Museo de las Americas will visit the Golden Library to teach us about this special day and help us decorate sugar skulls.  Celebrate the traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Library. From its Aztec roots to the modern celebration influenced by Spanish colonization, dive into this day of rich, cultural significance for Mexico and the United States. Explore the importance of ofrendas (offerings), the themed art and decorations, and the relationship to the monarch butterfly migration. You can even honor your ancestors and loved ones when you decorate your own sugar skull!  The event is suitable for all ages.

Mountaineering Museum Reception, City Council Discusses Transportation and Finance Plans

September 13, 2018

Fred Doar Art Show at the American Mountaineering Museum - Golden Colorado

From 6-8 this evening, the Mountaineering Museum will hold an Art Show Finale for their Fred Doar show: Mountaineer and artist Fred Doar’s art has graced the walls of the Museum for the summer, but now it’s time to take his gorgeous art down. We want to end the show with a bang! And wine. And cheese. And Fred! Join us for the finale of Fred Doar’s show “A Few Legends of Altitude.” The event includes free admission to the Museum, a presentation by Fred, and two new paintings.


The Library’s DIY Lab will be making Hot Air Balloons from 6-7:30. Move molecules and explore thermal energy. Float to your destination and build a tissue paper balloon, then use hot air to make it soar. This program is for ages 12+.


City Council will meet at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. City Staff will provide an overview of two proposed transportation ballot issues. Council may choose to create a resolution in support of one of the issues.

They will discuss the conclusions of the Investment Task Force. That group spent the most recent meeting discussing questions to be included in a Citizens Survey, to help determine whether we should put a lodging tax on the ballot, and if so, how the proceeds of such a tax should be used. Council will discuss much larger financing issues, including projects that didn’t poll well in the Investment Task Force’s survey, such as solar improvements and city-wide broadband. Most of the City’s discretionary money for 2019 will fund the north Washington Avenue project. Most of the 2020 discretionary money will go to improvements in municipal facilities, such as upgrades to the community center and Splash, designing new storage space for the police, buying the street lights from Xcel, acquiring new fire equipment, and making information technology upgrades.

The City will finish paying off the debt for the golf course, water park, and community center in 2021, so at that point our annual debt payments will be $2.4 million less. City Staff has been looking at our bonding capacity once those projects are paid off, and have concluded that we would be able to borrow up to $43 million for new projects.

Tonight’s Live Music
COLUMBINE CAFE – Backyard Bluegrass – Floodgate Operators, 7PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING – Arthur Lee Land’s Twang Is Dead, 6-9PM

Dancing at Foothills Art Center, Mountaineering Art, Running & Cycling in Golden, Live Music

June 7, 2018

Virtuosity Dance Centre at Foothills Art CenterART
Foothills Art Center
has an interesting new exhibit.  Charles E. Burchfield: A Resounding Roar features watercolor paintings displaying the artist’s love and appreciation of various sounds of daily life and the works he made in response. Early Burchfield works depict the sound of crickets as they chirp in the bushes around his childhood home. The resounding roar of a passing train or the delicate call of a bobolink could the inspiration for a series of works lasting decades. Later Burchfield works are inspired by his favorite composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Jean Sibelius. Visit the museum tonight for a special evening performance when Virtuosity dancers express Charles E. Burchfield’s work through dance. 6-8PM. Free to Foothills members. Regular admission for non-members. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Betsy A. Thorpe.

Mountaineering Museum - Golden ColoradoThe Mountaineering Museum is hosting an art show tonight from 6-8PM.  Join us for a rare opportunity to peruse original paintings by artist Fred Doar!  Fred is fresh off an expedition to Everest basecamp. It is among the high remote peaks that Doar draws inspiration for his one of a kind art.  This special collection features portraits of some of climbing’s most notable guides and pioneers including Melissa Arnot, Ueli Steck, and David Morton.  One lucky person will go home with a Doar original after the event!  Free.  Snacks and drinks provided.

MEETINGS
The Public Art Commission meets this morning at 9AM in City Council Chambers. They will discuss their strategic plan and name the finalist for the new piece to be installed along Highway 93. They will discuss their involvement in the upcoming ArtsWeek Golden, July 16-22, and will consider some possible logos. The mural along North Washington Avenue is currently underway and should be finished in a couple of weeks. The bronze elk sculpture for the Heritage Road roundabout is ready to go to the foundry. It should be ready for installation late this fall.  Learn more by reviewing their meeting packet.

City Council meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will consider a one year pilot program for a dockless bike sharing service, which would operate within a defined area of central Golden.  They will also consider recommending to RTD that they create Youth and Low Income Passes.  Learn more by reviewing their meeting packet.

FOR ATHLETES:
Runners High has their weekly group run from 6-7PM.
Foothills Running & Cycling Club is having Goat Challenge #1 tonight starting at 6:10PM.  Learn more….
Big Ring Cycles has group road rides leaving from the store at 6PM.  More….

MUSIC:
Live Music in Golden ColoradoACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
GOLDEN HOTEL – Clear Creek Jazz Quartet, 6-9PM
GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY – Chris Kroger Trio, 7-10PM
NEW TERRAIN BREWING COMPANY – Good Time Travelers, 6-9PM
OLD CAPITOL GRILL & SMOKEHOUSE – Russ Knight, 5:30PM

TOMORROW:
The Golden Gate Grange will have a “Huge Rummage and Bake Sale” tomorrow from 8AM-4PM.  Join us for the sale where you may find a bargain or maybe a treasure! Clothes, kitchenware, tools, furniture, books, decorations, collectibles, jewelry, linens, sports equipment and more will be for sale at bargain prices. Hot dog and hamburger lunch plates will be served!  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Route 93 in Golden (map).

Preview of May Events in Golden

May 1, 2018

Graduation in Golden Colorado

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

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Mothers of Preschoolers
English Paper Piecing – Quilt Museum
Bell PTA Meeting
Golden Fleece Fellowship at the Library
2
Bonfils Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Golden Night Out – Foothills Art Center and American Mountaineering Museum
3
Charles E. Burchfield Resounding Roar Member Preview at Foothills Art Center
CSM Geology Museum First Thursday Lecture
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
4
CO Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Living Landmarks Dinner
CSM Ideas Reception
Colorado Rails & Cocktails
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
5
Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
High School Play: A View from the Bridge
Attention Management for Artists
GHS Community Bike Swap
Golden Concert Choir Nocturns
Golden Super Cruise
West Side Live! Presents Athena Project
6
Golden Marlins Swin Team Parent Information Meeting
7
Bike and Pedestrian Safety for Families
Golden United Community Discussion – Campaign Finance Laws
Residents’ discussion about city zoning
8
ABCs of Railroad Postcards
GHS PTA Meeting
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks: Johanna Kovarik, US Forest Service
9
Wild Wednesday
Nymph Fishing Basics
10
Graduate Commencement – Colorado School of Mines
Preschool Nature Nuts – Frogs
Toddler Dance at the Library
Volunteer & Community Social
Art on Tap/GoFarm at Foothills Art Center
Rezoning Request for CSM Residence Hall on 19th Street
Request to rezone 6th & Ford from R1 to R2
11
Undergraduate Commencement – CSM
Spring Gear Sale Mountaineering Center
12
Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge
Shred a Thon at Sheriff’s Office
Steampunk at the Station/Steampunk Tea Party – RR Museum
Jeffco 4H Barn Dance
13
Mother’s Day
14
Spring Yard Waste Collection
MOMS Club of Golden
NREL Community Open House
Golden Safety Academy – CPR/First Aid
15
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Mothers of Preschoolers
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Book Group at the Library
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
Jeffco’s Amphibians and Reptiles
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
Wee Create at the Library
Band Concert
Affordable Housing Discussion at Foothills Art Center
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Spring Yard Waste Collection
8th Annual Golden Games on the Creek
Opening Night: District Merchants at Miners Alley
Rocky Mtn Quilt Study Group
Teens After Dark at the Library
19
8th Annual Golden Games
Golden Community Pride Days
GHS Graduation
Homesteaders’ Day at the History Park
Golden History Roundtable at the Library
Mines Athletics Auction & Dinner
20
Golden Community Pride Days
8th Annual Golden Games
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – Mike’s Magical Miniatures
21
NREL Walking Campus Tour
23
“Where Do We Go From Here?” American in the First World War – History Park
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Last Day of School – Jeffco Public Schools
26
Opening Day – Splash Water Park
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Memorial Day Ceremony
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Golden Bike Cruise – Flintstones
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Dinosaur Ridge Talk: Thyreophora Part 1
Ukulele Wednesdays

Lots of Options Tonight

March 28, 2018

Dinosaur Ridge - Golden Colorado

 

Women’s HERstory Month 6PM
American Mountaineering Museum – 710 10th Street (map)

Ladies, gather with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts for an evening of community and inspiration. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with local organizations and businesses like: Deuter, Beti Bike Series, and The Tea Spot. Peruse special exhibits highlighting the women who paved the path for all of us. Network with women’s meet up groups and organizations that empower and support. We’ll finish the evening with some all-female adventure films to feed the stoke! All are welcome! Tickets.

Everything Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods 6PM
Dinosaur Ridge – 17681 W Alameda Pkwy (map)

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods! Free. RSVP at education@dinoridge.org

The Highest Hundred – By the Long Ranger 6:15PM
Bent Gate Mountaineering – 1313 Washington Ave. (map)

A non-stop self-powered disaster-style tour of the hundred highest peaks of Colorado. Join Justin Simoni as he shares stories from his epic, sixty-day bike packing and trail running pilgrimage through the Colorado high country in his attempt to summit every one of the Colorado Centennials in record time.

Sustainability Board – 6PM
City Council Chambers – 911 10th Street (map)

Green Building Goals 6:15 – 7:30 pm
The Board will discuss potential revisions to the Sustainability Goals pertaining to Green
Buildings, look at past achievements, and begin a recommendation to City Council for new
targets. Goal revisions will be discussed at CSAB meetings through May and the Board is
seeking public input on the recommendations.

Green Menu Standards 7:30 – 8:00 pm
Annually, CSAB and Planning Commission meet to discuss best practices in the green
building industry and to make potential updates to the Residential and Commercial Green
Menus, part of the zoning process. CSAB will discuss preliminary ideas and research in
advance of an upcoming joint meeting with Planning Commission on April 18.

Learn more by reading the meeting packet.

Tomorrow Night
Thursday evening from 5:30-7, you are invited to the Golden Elks Lodge (16795 W. 50th Ave. – map) for a Potluck Speak-a-thon.Join the Golden Orators demonstrating speaking skills learned through the pathways of Toastmasters. This group also meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5:30-7PM at the Keller Williams office, 350 Indiana St, Suite 300. For more information contact Rachael R. Kenney-Reid.

City Planning and Job-Hunting

January 17, 2018

Today is Museum Selfie Day (yes, that’s a thing). The History Museum is closed, but the Quilt, Mountaineering, Railroad, and Buffalo Bill Museums are open, as is Dinosaur Ridge.


State Representative Jessie Danielson will be at Cannonball Creek from 6-7 for News and Brews. This is a good chance to discuss issues impacting our district.


Guest House in Golden Colorado

The Planning Commission meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will consider a request to designate 1114 Illinois Street as a tourist home. They will also consider a site plan for a 68,000 ft. sq. office and warehouse structure in the Coors Technology Center. Finally, they will decide whether to grant a special use permit to allow 100% residential use on a lot that is adjacent to the new Senior Apartments at Highway 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road.  Learn more by reading the meeting packet….


There will be a multi-industry career fair tomorrow from 1-3PM at the Jefferson County Human Resources Building. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions are available. Learn more….


Tomorrow night from 6-7:30 Nathan Richie, the Director of the Golden History Museum, will give a lecture on Early Golden and the Quest for the Capitol. Learn more….

The Day After

December 26, 2017

GoldenToday.com Team - Golden Colorado

Happy Birthday Tracy!

We’ll have a few quiet days in Golden this week–a somewhat welcome respite after all the holiday hoopla. Just a few reminders….

The Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center will be open through the 30th. The Golden History Museum is open, with free admission, through the 30th. After that it will be closed for several months while they remodel. I’m going to stop in there for one last look at the WPA Diarama of 1860s Golden.

If you have out of town company, take them to the Quilt Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum, Mountaineering Museum, or Railroad Museum….at least, that’s what my relatives are interested in. Yours might be more interested in local trails.

The Golden Library started a very popular event a couple years ago: they have a “Noon Year’s Eve” celebration for families at noon on December 31st, with party hats, noisemakers, a balloon drop, and bubblewrap “fireworks.” Their registrations are already full, but they’re still accepting people for the wait list.



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