Lengthening Days, Full Moon, and Holiday Events

December 22, 2018
View from Vanover Park

More Celestial Excitement
Having passed the Equinox yesterday, we’ll have one extra second of daylight today . Woo-hoo!

The moon will be full at 10:48 this morning. That’s a bit confusing, since it won’t be visible at that time, but I read it on the internet, so it must be true, right? The moon will rise at 4:50PM this afternoon and set at 8:07AM tomorrow morning.

Closer to Home – Many “Lasts”
This is your last day to visit Santa (and get a photo op). He’ll be at Avenue Gifts (1212 Washington Ave.) from 11:30AM-3PM and at the Railroad Museum from 10AM-2PM.

This is also the last day to see the children’s play at Miners Alley: they’ll be performing The Story of the Nutcracker at 11AM and again at 1PM.

This is the last day to see an artist demonstrating and discussing his art at the Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center. John Hamilton III will be there from 2-3PM.

This is your first, last, and BEST opportunity to enjoy a Celtic Holiday Music concert at Meyer Hardware. Jerry Barlow will be playing from 12:30-2:30PM. Enjoy the music and finish your shopping at the same time!

Horses and Beer (what’s not to like?)

December 16, 2018

Today is the last day to take a carriage ride downtown…what’s more, it’s going to be sunny and warm–nearly 60 degrees! Start your ride in front of Wings of Eagles, at 805 12th St. (map). The carriages will be running from 12-3PM today.

The carriages are available for private hire, so if you want to arrange a ride for visiting family or start planning a romantic Valentine’s date, contact Clear Creek Carriage Company.

The Library is having their monthly Global Sundae: Multicultural Family Ice Cream Social at 2PM. We’re a global community! Connect with other families, practice English, and eat ice cream while enjoying great conversation! Activities and crafts for all ages provided.

The breweries certainly give me a lot to write about:

10-11AM – Yoga on Tap at New Terrain Brewing.
Join us for a special Sunday morning yoga class by the mesa in the beer garden with Suzanne Thomas Hauserman! We’ll have beers & brunch from Tony Guacamole Food Truck & Catering & J Street Kitchen and Food Truck following! Bring a mat.  $16 at the door which includes your first beer.

12-5PM – SJS-Open Terrarium Workshop at Coda Brewing Company.
SJS brings the peace of nature inside, infusing your daily grind with dirt therapy.Sweet Jane’s Succulents provides materials to build you own terrarium! Great for personal enjoyment as well as thoughtful, creative, living holiday gifts! We include:-various size & shape glass/ceramic containers-sand, rocks, pebbles & multi-colored moss-soil, variety of succulent/air plants & decorative touches. Price: Small: $20- 1-2 plantsMedium: $35- 3-4 plantsLarge: $50+–5 +plants. Go at your own pace with easy, step-by-step, directed instruction, ensuring a comforting, therapeutic and interactive planting experience!

12-3PM – Builds and Brewskies at Holidaily Brewing Company.
Trails snowed in? No problem! Come join us at Holidaily Brewing in Golden for some drinks and eats! Bring your Jeep and hang out with other Jeep owners.

6-10PM – Sunday Night Games and Vinyl at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
We supply the grown up games and the beer, you bring your favorites records and we’ll spin them!


 

Monday Preview
10-11:30AM NREL Walking Campus Tour. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Contact the Education Center at 303-384-6565 to check availability and make a reservation.

6:30-7:30PM Free Journaling Workshop at the Library, presented by Denise Richter

Final Parade

December 15, 2018

10AM-2PM – Visit Santa at the Railroad Museum. Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8.
10AM-4PMFree Gift with AdmissionRocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
10:30-11AM –  Olde Golden Christmas Parade, downtown on Washington Avenue.
11:30AM-3PM – Photos with Santa at Avenue Gifts.
11:30AM-1:30 – Victorian Carolers on Washington Avenue.
12-3PM – Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides (805 12th St.).
1-4PM Kids Craft – Gingerbread Houses at Foothills Art Center.
1AM and 1PM – The Story of the Nutcracker at Miners Alley’s Children’s Theater.
2-3PM – Artist Demos at the Holiday Art Market, Foothills Art Center
4-8PM – Ace Hi Tavern Annual Christmas Party: bring a favorite dish to share.
7:30PM – A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley Playhouse

Blaha Family in Golden Christmas Parade
Golden History Roundtable speakers Frank Blaha and Barb Warden with their daughter, Margaret Blaha – photo courtesy of Visit Golden

The final Golden History Roundtable will take place this morning at 11:30 at the Golden Library. We’ll have two short talks today.

Frank Blaha will trace Golden’s water history, from our earliest days of dipping buckets in Clear Creek to laying our first water pipes, to our pursuit of a “pure and wholesome” drinking water supply as Clear Creek became polluted by upstream mining and industry, to our current enviable position of holding senior water rights even as we pursue aggressive conservation goals. Frank is an environmental engineer and has done water quality research for the past 21 years. He also serves as the Beer Ambassador for the Golden Beer Talks lecture series! Paragraph

Barb Warden will give the second talk. She’ll describe Golden’s Christmas celebrations, beginning with our first Christmas ball in 1859 through our current month-long Olde Golden Christmas extravaganza. Barb is a history enthusiast, author of three books, and the publisher of Goldentoday.com.

Commencement, Music, Christmas, and Golden History

December 14, 2018

The School of Mines is holding their 2018 Midyear Commencement today. The undergraduate ceremony takes place at 9AM and the graduate ceremony at 2PM, both in the Lockridge Arena in the Student Rec Canter. CONGRATULATIONS to the graduates! That’s a huge accomplishment! We hope you come back to visit Golden many times.

Holiday Art Market at Foothills Art Center

Just a reminder–the Holiday Art Market is now open at Foothills Art Center. This event happens only once a year, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to see or buy (or both!) some beautiful, affordable arts and crafts–for yourself or as a gift.

Another reminder–tomorrow is the last day to send a letter to Santa via the mailbox at the Visitors Center. Be sure to include a return address, so Santa can write back!

Tonight’s Live Music:
Golden High School Winter Concert – 6:30PM
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9:00 p.m.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Kenny Perkins Band, 7PM
Jolynn’s Food and Spirits – Drama Americana, 9PM

Olde Golden Christmas book by Barb Warden

Saturday Preview:
Tomorrow will be a day of “lasts:” Last holiday parade (10:30AM), last day for hayrides after the parade, last day for the Victorian Carolers downtown, last Saturday for free carriage rides, last day for making gingerbread houses at Foothills Art Center. Be sure to make it downtown to catch the full panoply of Olde Golden Christmas celebrations.

Tomorrow will also be the last Golden History Roundtable. Frank Blaha will tell us about Golden’s water history, and Barb Warden will describe how Golden has celebrated Christmas over the past 159 years.

Seasonal Saturday: Parade, Carriage Rides, Two Nutcrackers, Christkindl Market, HART, Supporting the Animal Shelter

December 8, 2018
Olde Golden Christmas - Golden Colorado

This is the second of three Olde Golden Christmas weekends. Today is supposed to be sunny with a high near 50. You never know what kind of weather next weekend will bring, so get out and enjoy the events today!

Downtown Delights

This morning’s Olde Golden Christmas Parade will run from 10:30-11AM, from 10th to 13th Street along Washington Avenue.

Family Co-Op is hosting a Children’s Book Swap at the Dove Inn from 11AM-1PM. Free–just bring a book (or several!) to swap!

Victorian Carolers will be strolling and singing along Washington Avenue from 11:30AM-1:30PM

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides downtown from 12-3PM. Rides start at 12th Street between Washington and Arapahoe in front of Wings of Eagles.

The Story of the Nutcracker at Miners Alley Children’s Theater, 11AM and 1PM

A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley Playhouse, 7:30PM

Today’s Highlights at the Holiday Art Market/Foothills Art Center

Build a Gingerbread House at Foothills Art Center from 1-4PM. Free for members, $12 for non-members.

Artist Demos at Foothills Art Center – Gain a deeper insight into the art-making process during the Holiday Art Market with demonstrations and artist talks from Jane Christie, Vanessa Martin, and Kristal Wick. 2-3PM

In the Golden Hinterlands

At 10AM, you can have Coffee with TWO Councilors, Saoirse Charis-Graves and Casey Brown, at Bean Fosters.

The Denver Kickers Sport Club (16776 W. 50th Ave) is hosting a Christkindl Market today from 9AM-6PM. Come celebrate the flavors and sounds of an old world European Christmas at the Denver Kickers! Crafts – Vendors – Music – Homemade Chocolates and Holiday Cookies – Food and Drinks 9AM-6PM

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is offering a free gift with admission from 10AM-4PM.

Nutcracker Ballet by Virtuosity Dance Centre at the Golden High School, 1PM

Several Chances to Support Foothills Pet Shelter:

Holiday Celebration and Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter at the Goosetown Events Center. Local beers for $2 and assorted wines with all proceeds to benefit the Foothills Animal Shelter. Loads of sumptuous treats and snacks, plus pony rides and cookie decorating!! Plenty of room for all – everyone is welcome! 12:30-3:30PM

Spinster Sisters will donate 10% of today’s profit to Foothills Animal Shelter.

Pottery for Pets at Foothills Animal Shelter – Golden Community Potters present affordable ceramic art with a percentage of each sale going to Foothills Animal Shelter, 12-4PM

Tonight’s Live Music:

ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke, 9PM
DIRTY DOGS ROADHOUSE – Jane’s Gang, 7PM
GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY – Roma Ransom, 8PM

Olde Golden Christmas on Parade…and More!

December 1, 2018

Olde Golden Christmas on Parade

Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Table Mountain Inn, 8:30-10AM.

Craft Faire from 9AM-4PM at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 West 32nd Avenue (map).
Come support local craft folk to buy presents for the holidays (or yourself). Crafts include pottery, jewelry, hats and scarves, decorations, etc. Children’s Market – 10:00 a.m. to noon

Golden High School Holiday Bazaar 10AM-4PM
Complete all of your holiday shopping in one spot while supporting a good cause. The bazaar is a great place for you to find all kinds of gifts for everyone on your list – large and small items, gifts for the home, gifts of food and snacks. The event helps support the Golden High School PTA. Shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts from over 90 local artists. Holiday and home decors, wreathes, jewelry, ornaments, fashion apparel, pet merchandise, gourmet food, and more! Free parking and admission.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is offering a free gift with admission from 10AM-4PM. 200 Violet Street, Suite 240 (map)

Holiday Ornament Decorating Party at Dinosaur Ridge 10AM-2PM. Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W Alameda Pkwy (map).  Join us and decorate some fun dinosaur ornaments for the holidays! Free for FODR members – $2/child non-members

Santa at the Station from 10AM-2PM
This December Santa is making a special stop at the Colorado Railroad Museum to pose for photos with visitors during the day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!* Take a fun & unique family holiday photo this special season! Admission: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $10, and Seniors $8. Tickets are available for purchase at the door, no reservations required. *Santa will take a short lunch break around noon.

Olde Golden Christmas on Parade 10:30-11
Saturdays in December, authentic and historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center with traditional decorations and fun family events. The free Olde Golden Christmas Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with cowboys on horses, floats, marching bands, old cars, elves on unicycles, the Grinch in his corvette, and, of course, Santa Claus. The parade winds down Washington Avenue with lots of activities before and after, including snappy barbershop quartets, hot cider, Victorian carolers, and antique fire trucks. Presented by the Golden Chamber of CommerceToday’s Grand Marshal will be out new Fire Chief, Alicia Welch, with special guests Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl!

Pictures with Santa at Avenue Gifts 11:30-3PM
Bring your camera and make a great holiday photo at Avenue Gifts, 1212 Washington Avenue (map).

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from 12-3PM
Enjoy free horse-drawn carriage rides through historic downtown Golden. Rides start at 12th Street between Washington and Arapahoe in front of Wings of Eagles, weather-permitting.

Olde Golden Christmas book by Barb Warden

Golden Hayride from 12-3PM
Free hayrides on the popular Golden Hayride one hour after the Christmas Parade. Join Santa on the ride. Pick-up point in front of Gold Mine Cupcakes, 700 12th Street (map)

The Story of the Nutcracker at Miners Alley’s Children’s Theater 1PM
Nearly everyone knows the tale of the Nutcracker: A gift to Marie from her Godfather Drosslemeier on Christmas Eve. Sadly, the beautiful Nutcracker gets broken and later that night Marie goes to check up on it. To her surprise, it has come alive, and a story-within-the-story begins! The audience is invited to become a part of the Nutcracker story and everyone gets to live happily ever after.

Pictures with Santa at Foothills Art Center 1-3PM
Enjoy a free family picture with Santa Claus while exploring and shopping the Holiday Art Market featuring fine handcrafted items and holiday gifts! Free

Artist Demos at Holiday Art Mart 2-3PM
Gain a deeper insight into the art-making process on Saturday afternoons during the Holiday Art Market with demonstrations and artist talks from Joni Emily.   Foothills Art Center

Golden Landmarks’ Holiday Shoppe 2-7PM
Old Fashioned Holiday Shoppe, featuring hand-crafted ornaments, decorations, and accessories for the home and holidays.  Takes place on the decks at Higher Grounds Coffee Shop and in the Golden Landmarks Association office…all at 14th and Washington.

Golden Concert Choir presents Handel’s Messiah at 4PM
Golden Concert Choir sings Handel’s Messiah – Part II & Additional Selections. Tickets online or at the door.

Art Rocks the Toad! at 4-7PM
Join us for an intimate evening of live art and music for Art Rocks The Toad! You will have a chance to win one of three original Jesse Crock paintings live! Entertainment provided by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys.  Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue (map)

Spirits in the Wind Gallery Open House from 5-8PM
Christmas Open House with refreshments. Spirits in the Wind Gallery 1211 Washington Avenue (map)

A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley at 7:30PM
This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only five actors to bring Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this brand new adaptation that is destined to become your favorite holiday celebration!  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 7:30 p.m.  Sunday – 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Woody’s Downhill Saturday 9-midnight
Check out the latest ski and snowboard flicks and enter to win A-Basin and Loveland lift tickets, Never Summer snowboards, and sweet gear from Vans, Icelantic, Bent Gate, Powder 7, Vital Outdoors, IFA Prowear, Geigerrig, Larson’s Ski & Sport, and more! $3.50 pints $13 pitchers

This is it: the Candlelight Walk!

November 30, 2018

Candlelight Walk - Golden Colorado

The Candlelight Walk is my favorite Golden event of the year. It’s fun, it’s free, it’s pretty, it’s cheerful, and I always run into a lot of people I know. Here’s a brief run-down of what to expect this evening:

2-7PM Golden Landmarks Association’s Olde Fashioned Holiday Shoppe at 14th and Washington.

4-5:30PM The Dove Inn will be hosting Santa Claus. You are encouraged to bring your kids and take photos.

6:30-8PM Visit the Golden Library to enjoy treats, make a craft, and stay for entertainment.

6PM The crowd will gather behind Foothills Art Center, at 15th and Arapahoe, for caroling, dancing, and pictures with Santa. You can bring a candle (or glow stick) or purchase one from the Chamber. The Golden Lions Club will be serving hot drinks and cookies, courtesy of the Golden Safeway.

The walk down the hill will begin at 6:30. Sometimes, the lights along each block are lit as the crowd passes by. We’ll all gather in front of the Visitors Center. There, the fabulous Annie Woodworth, age 6, will help Mayor Sloan throw a ceremonial switch and the lights on the big tree at 10th and Washington and all of the lights along the creek will come on. It’s a beautiful sight!

After that, the crowd will disperse along the Creek paths to enjoy the Open Houses at the Library, the History Musem, and the History Park. Many will visit the stores along Washington Avenue. Many of them will have refreshments, live music, etc.

Virtuosity Dance Centre dancers will perform in the hay barn at the History Park, and Destination Dance will perform at the Rotary Amphitheater along the Creek, behind the Visitors Center.

There will be a brief fireworks display, launched from the roof of the Golden Hotel at about 7PM.

A Jefferson County naturalist will have a telescope set up in the Visitors Center parking lot, so you can check out the celestial events. Inside the Visitors Center, local artist Jesse Crock will be signing this year’s Leadership Golden ornament.

Make sure you arrive early enough to find a place to park. Have fun tonight!


Olde Golden Christmas book by Barb Warden


Here’s a very brief overview of Saturday events. You can see everything, with times & places, at goldentoday.com/christmas.

Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Table Mtn Inn 8:30-10
Craft Faire
at JUC 9-4
Kids Workshop at Home Depot: build a model sled with reindeer 9-12
Golden High School Holiday Bazaar 10AM-4PM
Holiday Ornament Decorating Party at Dinosaur Ridge 10AM-2PM
Santa at the Station from 10AM-2PM
Olde Golden Christmas on Parade 10:30-11
Holiday Open House at Avalanche Harley-Davidson 11AM-3PM
Pictures with Santa at Avenue Gifts 11:30-3PM
Santa
at the Smokehouse 11:30AM-1PM
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides from 12-3PM
Nutcracker at Miners Alley’s Children’s Theater 1PM
Mug Rugs on Holiday class at Golden Quilt Company 1PM
Pictures with Santa at Foothills Art Center 1-3PM
Artist Demos at Holiday Art Mart 2-3PM
Golden Landmarks’ Holiday Shoppe 2-7PM
Golden Concert Choir presents Handel’s Messiah at 4PM
Art Rocks the Toad! at 4-7PM
A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley at 7:30PM
Woody’s Downhill Saturday 9-midnight

Christmas-Readiness and Future Spending

November 26, 2018

Christmas Tree Fund-Raiser
Optimists Club Christmas Tree SaleDo you need a Christmas tree? Consider buying one from the Golden Optimists Club! Their tree lot is located in the US Bank parking lot at 19th and Jackson. This annual fundraiser supports the Optimists’s service activities, which include sponsoring a local Boy Scout Troop, helping a local Girl Scout troop, sponsoring an annual oratorical contest at GHS, providing school supplies to local schools, helping food banks, and helping the Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program. They are open Mon-Fri from 12-6PM and Saturday-Sunday from 9AM-6PM.


Letters to Santa

Santa's Mailbox in Golden Colorado

The Chamber has a US Postal Box for Santa Claus at the Golden Visitors Center (10th and Washington). Bring your letters to Santa’s mailbox before December 15th and Santa will answer them. Please include a return address in your letter. Questions? Call 303-279-3113.


Golden Investment Task Forum
The Golden Investment Task Forum meets tonight at 6PM in City Council Chambers. This group continues to work through its complicated task of sorting through the long list of “wants” defined in our various master plans. Its current tasks are developing a question for next year’s National Citizen Survey and refining the project descriptions defining Golden’s long-term wants and needs.

The National Citizen Survey will go to a statistically significant sample of Golden citizens. Most of the questions are standardized “how are we doing?”-type questions. We are allowed to add a couple of custom questions. The Task Force is trying to craft a question that would tell us which future expenditures are most important to the community.

The project descriptions will provide a more concrete description, projected costs, and an explanation of why we would want the projects–how they would tie in to our Golden Vision Plan.

The object of all of this study is to provide City Council with solid background for two possible ballot issues in the future. The first would ask Golden voters whether we should institute a lodging tax. Before the issue goes on the ballot, Council will need to decide whether to earmark the proceeds of the new tax for something specific (such as cultural institutions, open space purchases, or affordable housing) or to just put it in the general city fund. The second question will consider a bond issue. This would authorize the City to borrow a substantial sum that would allow us to do many or all of the projects that the task force is defining.  Learn more by reviewing the meeting packet….

Beer Talks, EDComm, Clear Creek, and Future Park Plans

November 13, 2018

Golden Beer Talks - 1918 Influenza Epidemic - Golden CO

Golden Beer Talks happens tonight at Windy Saddle Cafe. This monthly lecture series has covered a huge range of topics, including the use of science in murder investigations, maps, political responses to drought, African Archaeology, caves, wildland fires, lasers, soul food, growing hops, how to spot fake news, injecting microbots for removing blood clots, blood-sucking insects, the Theory of Relativity, bacteria, locusts, the space program, soul food, bees, microbes, and many other obscure and interesting topics. Tonight, Frank Blaha will tell us about the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The lecture starts at about 6:35, but people begin arriving at about 6PM to stake out a table. Almost all of the past Beer Talks have been recorded and are available on the site or as a podcast.

Carriage Rides in Downtown Golden COThe Economic Development Commission (EDComm) meets tonight at 6:30 at the Public Works building, 1445 10th Street. The Golden Chamber, which is currently between presidents, is short of funding for the Olde Golden Christmas festivities. Visit Golden is going to pay for the brochures and advertising in the Golden Transcript. The City will rent extra porta-potties for the Candlelight walk. The Chamber will request that EDComm pay $1,500 for the horse-drawn carriages, which will be in the 3 Saturday morning parades and will offer free carriage rides on Saturdays and Sundays (December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th). They will also discuss their recent request for proposals to replace the Golden Business News campaign with a Local Awareness Campaign, which would focus less on stores and restaurants and more (75%) on service businesses. They received only one proposal (from Goldentoday.com) and will discuss whether to accept that one or re-issue the RFP. They will also discuss their 2019 Work Plan, which will focus on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. To learn more about any of these topics, see the meeting packet….

The Parks, Recreation & Museums Board will also meet tonight, at 7PM at the Community Center. They will discuss Clear Creek Usage in the City. Topics may include use of the trail along the creek, impact to the surrounding neighborhoods, in-creek uses, the creek bank, communicating to the users, economic impacts, managing parking, and safety and law enforcement. They will also review the project descriptions that Parks has contributed to the Golden Investment Forum: Bachman Park ($3,000,000), a new history museum ($11,029,000), expanding the aquatics section in the community center ($5,500,000), improvements to Grampsas Park ($10,400,000), Lions Park improvements ($4,309,000), expanding Splash ($1,725,000), and developing DeLong Park ($780,000).  See the meeting packet….

Santa Sightings

December 9, 2017

Free Carriage Rides in Golden Colorado

This is a wildly busy day for Santa Claus. He’s scheduled to visit several places, some of them simultaneously. But really–isn’t that the skill he’s known for?

Santa Claus at the Colorado Railroad MuseumSanta’s first appearance will be at the Golden Chamber’s sold-out Breakfast with Santa at 8:30. Then, of course, he’ll be in the Olde Golden Christmas Parade at 10:30.

The Applewood Valley Methodist Church is offering photos with Santa from 10-1, with a gift for each child.

Santa will be at Avenue Gifts from 11-3.

He and Mrs. Claus will be at the Railroad Museum from 11-2. (This one has a sentimental place in my heart, since the Railroad Museum is where we always took our daughter to see Santa!)

Don’t forget that Santa keeps a mailbox at the Golden Visitors Center, and letters received by December 15th will be answered.  (Please include a return address in your letter so he can respond.)

Jolynn’s Food & Spirits (1224 Washington Avenue–map) is offering Brunch with the Christmas Bear from 10AM-2PM.

The Chamber is offering FREE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES from noon till 3PM.  The rides start in front of Wings of Eagles, at 805 12th St.

The Golden Hayride will be at Gold Mine Cupcakes, and will give free rides for an hour after the parade.

Kids can make their own bagpipes from 11:30-12:30, courtesy of LifeStyle Realty & Consulting at 1111 Washington Avenue.

Golden Victorian Carolers will stroll the Avenue from 12-2.

Miners Alley Children’s Theater will perform The Story of the Nutcracker at 11 and 1.

This is the final day for the Library’s Holiday Book Sale, which will run from 9-4.

Spinster Sisters will donate 10% of their sales today to Girls, Inc.

The Briarwood Inn is serving a Holiday Tea from 10-3. Reservations required: 303-279-3121.

Foothills Art Center is offering a Kids Workshop from 1-4. They can construct a Gingerbread House while you shop at the Holiday Art Market! Foothills will also have three artists (Sunny Monaco, Chris Stuart, and Lelija Roy) working in the gallery from 2-4.

Foothills Animal Shelter is hosting a Percentage for Pets Pottery Sale from 1-6.

For more information on any of these events, check the Christmas Calendar at www.goldentoday.com/christmas.

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