Museum News and Appreciating the Unappreciated

February 17, 2019

The Colorado Railroad Museum will be closed today through Friday for remodeling. Their big news is that they just received three new railcars, donated by the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The PPCR is closed this year for restoration, and when they re-open, it will be with all new equipment. Fortunately, they have given some of their antique rolling stock to our Railroad Museum!

The Golden History Museum posted a photo of a crocus from their garden yesterday–plus, they’re offering free admission all year, so there are two good reasons to visit today.

Dennis Potter’s lecture on “The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward’s Murder – Part 2” (Weds night at 6PM) is SOLD OUT. They will have a waiting list that night, so if you didn’t get a ticket, show up at 5:30 and ask to be put on the list.

The Buffalo Bill Museum is gearing up for their annual Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration, which will be next Sunday (2/24) from 10AM-5PM. This is always a fun event, with free admission, crafts, living historians, and free birthday cake. Plan to attend next Sunday.

The Quilt Museum has two exhibits right now: It Takes Two to Tango: Collaboration Quilts and All in the Family: Family and Album Quilts from the RMQM Collection. Both are fabulous, of course.

The Museum offered a class last month, as part of the previous exhibit, on Paper Art Quilts by Jane Mathews. Jane Mathews taught a class on how to create paper quilts, and it SOLD OUT. They are offering it again next Saturday, the 23rd. That one is almost sold out, so sign up soon!

Foothills Art Center will be closed tomorrow (Presidents Day), but they’re open today from 12-5PM. It’s a good day to visit the 2019 MEMBERS’ SHOW and the POWER OF PROCESS: A JEFFCO STUDENT EXHIBITION.

Appreciating the Unappreciated
The Jefferson County Coalition is looking for nominations for their Annual Good News Breakfast. This year’s theme is “Unsung Heroes…Not all Heroes Wear Capes.” Each and every day there are people in our community who are quietly doing good things to make our community better. These are people and/or organizations who go above and beyond, with little fanfare or expectation of being praised or recognized. You know who they are. They have done extra special things for their community, those in need, or for someone unable to do things for themselves. Help us find and share the stories of these Unsung Heroes doing good things for Jefferson County! We will honor them at the 2019 Good News Breakfast on April 30th. Nominations are due by Friday, February 22nd. Learn more and nominate someone….

Last Night, Today, and Tomorrow in Golden

February 15, 2019
Heritage Square Property

Last night’s City Council meeting included a couple of interesting announcements. First, Jeffco Open Space is going to do a land swap with Martin Marietta, which owns the quarry just south of the old Heritage Square. Open Space will give Martin Marietta a piece of land which will enable them to expand the quarry. In exchange, Open Space will get the remaining piece of Bachman property (located at Heritage Road and Highway 40) and the property that formerly contained Heritage Square. The City plans to post information about this swap today on Guiding Golden, so check there to learn more.

Coors Office Building at 311 10th St.

The second announcement detailed the property that the City has been considering “on 10th Street, east of Ford.” As expected, it includes the Coors office building. The interesting thing is how much additional property is involved. In addition to the building, the large parking lot across 10th Street and several other parcels are involved–basically, most of the former Goosetown neighborhood. The City is interested in this property because they would like to build a “civic complex,” including a new City Hall and cultural center. We would then need to decide what to do with the current City buildings. The Clear Creek Master Plan called for using it all as park land. Much interesting discussion will follow. Again, check Guiding Golden today for more information.

Jeffco K-8 students have an early dismissal day, so the Library is hosting Freaky Friday, with with games, crafts, and LEGO® fun from 2-3:30 this afternoon. All Jeffco students will be off Monday, for Presidents’ Day.

The Railroad Museum is offering a Highlights Tour from 1-2PM today. The cost is $3, plus general admission.

Tonight’s Live Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Loving the Alien (A David Bowie Experience) and Hey Lady (B-52’s Tribute) at 7:30PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Algorhythm Trio at 8PM

Saturday Preview
The Quilt Museum has a few openings left in tomorrow morning’s Jelly Roll Rug Class. Jelly Roll Rugs are the latest craze and a lot of fun to make. There are many choices for you in this class. Scotti will teach you basics and some tricks to make rugs or placemats and you can go from there. These are a lot of fun to make and addicting so beware. There will be a 30 minute lunch break. Please bring a sack lunch and drink or visit one of the local restaurants. Class Fee:  $50. Call 303-277-0377 or 303-215-9001 to sign up today.

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

Gearing up for the holidays

November 29, 2018

Thursday Night:
The Medicine Tree
, which is a “Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herb provider,” will celebrate their ribbon cutting at 4PM today. This will be followed by an open house from 4-5:30. Check out their offices, learn more about their services, and welcome them to Golden! 1115 Washington Avenue (map)

Foothills Art Center Ugly Sweater Decorating PartyDon’t forget the Art on Tap: Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at Foothills Art Center from 6-8PM. Golden City Brewery beer is included, so this is a 21+ event.

New Terrain Brewing will continue their Music by the Mesa series tonight, with the Ghost Town Drifters playing from 6-9PM.

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society will present “Responding to Climate Change—A Play in Three Acts” tonight at 7PM at the Jefferson Unitarian Church. Learn more….

Friday Preview:
Craft Faire at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 9AM-9PM
Concert in the CSM Library 12-1PM
Quilt Museum free gift with admission 10-4

Olde Golden Christmas Candlelight Walk

Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Dove Inn 4-5:30
Library Open House 5:30-8
Candlelight Walk 6PM
Golden History Center and History Park Open House 7-9PM
Fireworks 7PM
Winter Celestial Sights at the Visitors Center 7PM
Golden Landmarks Olde Fashioned Holiday Shoppe 2-7
Baby Doe’s Clothing Jazz 6:30-8
Ornament Signing at the Visitors Center 7PM

Check our calendar for more specific info.

Holiday Craft Fair/Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange

November 10, 2018

Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate GrangeThe Golden Gate Grange is having a Holiday Craft Fair/Bake Sale today from 9AM-4PM. Browse a wonderful selection of items from local crafters and artists including an array of items including the photography of Barb Bliss; books by local author Mary Ramstetter; photos, calendars, cards by Mr. P’s Pics; pottery by local artist, Judy Madison; an array of spectacular jewelry and accessories by Helene Arendt, Starfire Studios, Elle Phillips, Vicki Renee Originals; leather and western accessories by Kismet Designs, beautiful handmade dragons for kids; handcrafted wooden toys and art; Christmas decorations, artwork, jams, jellies, soaps, candles, gift baskets, antiques and vintage treasures, unique pocket knives, bee and bat boxes, natural oils, baked goods and much more!! Lunch will be available. Free admission.  The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Route 93 in Golden (map).

Janet Nunn class at Foothills Art Center - Golden COAt 10AM Foothills Arts Center offers “Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn.” In this class participants learn to paint notecards with watercolor techniques. We cover splattering paint, washes, masking the white of the paper, all on notecards. This small format makes it easy to put a painting together. What a perfect time of year to create your own note cards. $5 materials fee. Non-members $105 / Members $90.

At 10AM, there will be a Suicide Prevention & Remembrance WalkThis is a community-wide walk that will start in Parfet Park in downtown Golden and end on the Colorado School of Mines campus on Kafadar Commons in front of the CoorsTek building.  Learn more….

11AM:  A Mental Health Wellness Fair will be held immediately following the community walk at the CoorsTek Center (1523 Illinois Street) and will conclude the week’s suicide prevention events. Booths will be hosted by campus and community organizations working to support suicide prevention and mental health. A variety of resources will be made available to the public for free.

From 12-3PM, the three new stores in the Foss Building will celebrate a joint grand opening and ribbon-cutting.  Stop by and check them out!

Barrels & Bottles is celebrating the 243rd Birthday of the United States Marines today from 3-10PM. They will donate a portion of sales from today through Monday to the DAV. They will also accept gently used coats, warming layers, Gloves, scarfs, and hats.

Live Music Tonight
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke, 9PM
Golden Moon Speakeasy – Soultyme, 8PM
Mountain Toad Brewing – Kenny Lee Young with Chris Carter, 6-8PM

Mines Little Theater - She Kills MonstersSee Mines Little Theatre’s performance of “She Kills Monsters,” by Qui Nguyen! “She Kills Monsters” is an action-adventure dramedy about loss, discovery, and a Dungeons and Dragons campaign.  The performance will take place in the theater at the Mountaineering Center (10th & Washington). Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash or check only). Tickets are $7 for students and faculty and $10 for community members.  Doors open at 6:30 and seats are first come first served.

Sunday Preview

The Golden History Museum will open the 1968 Golden Time Capsule tomorrow morningWitness the exciting and long-anticipated opening of Golden’s 1968 time capsule, which has been buried in front of Golden City Hall. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a day of celebration, programs, and free admission to the Golden History Museum. The Museum opens at 10 a.m. and ceremonies begin at 11 a.m

The Quilt Museum will host Sunday at the Museum from 2-4 tomorrow, with the intriguing name, “A Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts.”

Golden Businesses up for Auction, Yeti Night, Jared Polis, and the Haunted Railroad Museum

October 22, 2018

YETI Night in Golden Colorado

The Library is hosting a meeting from 6-7:30 tonight on “Alzheimer’s Education: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. Learn more….

This is a busy week in Golden. Here are several items you might want to get on your calendar:

The Briarwood Inn equipment is up for auction this week, and tomorrow is the day (from 9AM – 4PM) to go inspect the items. If you want to buy something, place a bid online.

The Arthur Lakes Library on the School of Mines campus will host an ED Talk (by Ed Raines, Collection Manager for the Geology Museum) on the People of Leadville Colorado. 4PM.

Golden Library - Mad Scientist JarsThe Library will host a workshop on Wednesday to make “Mad Scientist Jars.” This is for kids aged 8 to 12. As of last night, there were only 4 spots remaining, so if you want your kids to participate, sign them up now!

Gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis will be at the School of Mines on Wednesday from 7-8PM for a meet and greet and Q&A. You are invited. Ben Parker Student Center, 1200 16th Street (map).

Golden High School Play - She Kills MonstersHeritage Square Amusement Park Auction, 10:30-6:30.

YETI Night at the Mountaineering Museum, 6-9PM.

Golden High School play: She Kills Monsters. Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7PM and Sat at 2PM. Buy tickets Online.

Fall Gear Sale at the Mountaineering Center, 6-8PM.

Exhibit Opening Reception at the Quilt Museum from 6-8PM: Fabric Challenge and Paper Art Quilts of Jane Matthews

Haunted Railroad Museum (paranormal investigators) 7:30-10PM.

Preview of October Events in Golden

October 1, 2018

October Events in Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the calendar of events.

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

Quilts, Trains, and the Pet Parade

September 9, 2018

Sunday at the Museum - Rocky Mountain Quilt MuseumThe Quilt Museum is hosting “Sunday at the Museum” today from 2-4PM. Janet Nestbitt will present “Crazy Piecing.” A quilt and fabric designer and owner of One S1ister Designs, a web based quilt company. For 18 years, she owned and operated Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn’s popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections. 

Tickets are still available for Thomas the Tank Engine at the Railroad Museum.  All Thomas fans are invited to come spend the day with their favorite No. 1 engine. For 65 years, children have been captivated by the courageous adventures of Thomas and his engine friends.  The first ride is available at 8:30 and the last at 4.  If you can’t make it today, you still have two more weekends.

Dave Powers got some cute pictures of yesterday’s Pet Parade!

September Events in Golden

September 1, 2018

Colorado Railroad Museum - Golden Colorado

To learn more about any of these events, check the calendar of events.

Foothills Art Center
Spirit Glass by Damien Gilley
Magnetic north: oils on stainless steel by mai wyn schantz
The Founding of Foothills
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Pieced Together—Patchwork Quilts from Russia and Evolutions through Oct 20
Golden History Museum
Epic Events
Legendary People
Touch Gallery
Colorado Railroad Museum
Locomotive 20 Comes Home
Rail Pets
Westward in the Age of Rail

Miners Alley Playhouse
Lungs opens September 7th
Miners Alley Children’s Theater
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow opens September 22nd

Trail Runs with FRCC
Track Workouts with FRCC
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

Coffee with a Councilor
Golden Super Cruise
Buffalo Bill & Louisa Cody visit his Museum
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
Golden Library Textile Society
Mines Master Plan Neighborhood Open House
Jackson Street Residence Hall Groundbreaking
Bonfils Blood Drive
Trout Unlimited Meeting
Opening Night for “Lungs” at Miners Alley
CO Rails & Cocktails at the RR Museum
Neighborhood Rehab Day of Service
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Toby’s Pet Parade and Fair
Safety & Preparedness Day at the Fire Station
Dinosaur Discovery Day: Gems & Minerals
Class at Foothills Art Center-Drawing: Stickman to Illustration
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Crazy Piecing
In Plein Sight
Class at the Quilt Museum: Crazy Piecing
Make a book for the visually impaired – Library
Golden Safety Academy – Traffic/Defensive Driving/Bike Safety
Golden Concert Choir Membership Night
In Plein Sight
GHS PTA Meeting
Golden Beer Talks – Good Maps, Bad Maps, Location Privacy, and Why It All Matters
In Plein Sight Gallery Opens at the Community Center
CSM Geology Museum Open House
Library XYZ: Funky Bookends
In Plein Sight
Let’s Dance at the Library (toddlers)
Fred Doar Art Show Finale at the Mountaineering Museum
DIY Lab at the Library – Hot Air Balloons
In Plein Sight
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
In Plein Sight Artists working in Golden
Homesteaders’ Day @ Golden History Park
Craft Beer with Councilor Casey Brown @ Don Cameron’s House
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Golden History Roundtable
Oktoberfest @ the Denver Kickers Club
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Golden Library Textile Society
Golden Giddyup Mountain Bike Festival
Last Day for In Plein Sight Gallery at the Community Center
NREL Walking Campus Tour
Sustainability Community Conversation
Storytime and Craft at the RR Museum
Golden Library Tuesday Night Book Group: Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Snakes Alive – Jeffco’s Snakes
Intro to Hiking Safety Colorado Mtn Club
Freaky Friday (Early Dismissal) at the Library
Claire van der Plas – Boom Days Display at the CSM Library
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum
Opening Day: the Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Dinosaur Ridge Scientific Spelling Stomp
Drafts with Drafts at the Horse Protection League
Day Out with Thomas at the RR Museum (Last day)
13th Annual Golden Gallop
1000 Books Before Kindergarten Party at the Library
Trailblazer’s Free Climb Night at the Mountaineering Center
STEM Girls at the Library
Golden Bike Cruise: Zombies (last one for 2018)
Front Porch Book Club: The Sympathizer by Viet Nguyen
Workshop Wednesday – Duct Tape Projects @ the Library
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians at Dinosaur Ridge
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Homecoming Kick-Off Lecture Featuring Adam Savage
Art on Tap – Trivia Night
Yūgen Film – North American Premiere @ Mountaineering Center
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Sunrise M Climb, breakfast, presidential address, campus tours, Oredigger challenge, games, party, bonfire
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Medicare 101 at the Library
CSM Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Homecoming run, parade, tailgate party, games
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Fancy Nancy Tea Party at the Library
SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program

You can’t Be A Tool…but you can buy one.

August 29, 2018

If you can’t see a video above, view it on YouTube.

The Neighborhood Rehab Project program is in its 8th year of helping Golden residents stay warm, dry, and safe. Imagine a senior who has lived in Golden for fifty years. The house is paid off and she can scrape together the property tax each year, but she can’t afford to pay someone to patch her roof or paint her shed or fix a leak. This is where the Neighborhood Rehab Product comes in. Once a year, hundreds of volunteers sign up to help their neighbors with fixing/painting/yard work-type projects.  They help senior adults, disabled people, veterans, single parents, and financially burdened individuals referred to their organization.  Learn more….

This approach has been so successful that other cities–Idaho Springs, Englewood, and Arvada–now have Neighborhood Rehab days of their own…but it all started in Golden, the brainchild of local construction guy Dan Thoempke.

This year’s “Be a Tool” Day of Service is scheduled for September 8th. The last day to sign up to help was August 26th (don’t say I didn’t warn you), but they can use cash donations to help pay for paint, caulk, and all those other house-fixing supplies. If you’d like to donate to the cause, visit this page and click the “Register” button.

ukuleleThe Golden Library will host their monthly Ukulele Wednesday today from 6-7:30.  Got a Ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Jam with us on the last Wednesday of each month for an informal opportunity to meet other ukulele enthusiasts and strum a few songs together. This workshop is best suited for ages 13+.

Public Square meets from 6-7 this evening at Higher Grounds. Tonight’s topic is Justice.  An open dialogue on topics that intersect faith and culture. Everyone is welcome, and a variety of perspectives are commonly shared, though the leader will wrap up the conversation with a summary of the biblical perspective on the topic. Please join us! Any questions? Contact Levi Bowland at Brought to you by First Baptist Church of GoldenHigher Grounds Cafe, 803 14th Street, Suite B, Golden, CO (map)

Dinosaur Ridge is offering a free talk from 6-7PM tonight on hadrosaurs, the duck-billed dinosaurs.  RSVP at  Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO (map)

At 7PM, Mountain Toad is hosting the world premier of a 30-minute documentary of Project Baja’s 2017 Baja 1000 run:  A 6-person video crew followed us from Ensenada to La Paz and captured some amazing footage, and RoadshowAutos put it all together to make something awesome. We’re stoked, you’re stoked, and we’re gonna be showing it on the projector at the Toad! Let’s gather ’round about 7:00 p.m., and we’ll probably fire the projector up around 7:30 or 8:00 p.m… and if people want we can always watch it a time or two. And don’t worry, if you can’t make it we’ll also post the link to view when we know it what it is, so people who aren’t in Denver/Golden can watch!

The Quilt Museum is offering a class from 9-3:30 tomorrow: Prickly Pear Pineapple with Ann Petersen.  This original quilt is based on an off-center pineapple block which is paper-pieced. This quilt uses only 2 fabrics–one multi-colored and one solid black. Paper piecing with strips or freezer paper are the 2 methods that will be used. $90 For Members—$100 for Nonmembers. Please call 303-277-0377 or shop our Online Store to register for classes.

Many thanks to the people and organizations who support "What's Happening in Golden."