Railroad Writers, Quilting Ladies, Wall Climbers, and Female Entrepreneurs

April 2, 2019

The Railroad Museum is hosting a talk from 11:30-12:30 today: So You Want to Write a Railroad Book? (That sounds great to me, because I’m working on a book about the Railroads of Golden Colorado!) The talk is included with regular admission to the museum.

The Quilt Museum hosts Hexie Ladies from 1-3PM. Please join other paper piecing enthusiasts for a fun get-together and educational opportunity to learn, explore, and develop your skills with English Paper Piecing! Meeting is held the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00–3:00pm at 200 Violet Street Suite 150, Golden. Save your seat by calling the Gift Shop at 303-277-0377. Everyone is welcome whether you are just starting out and want to learn the various techniques or are an advanced sewer skilled in paper piecing techniques. Bring your projects to “Show & Tell” or ask for helpful suggestions. NO COST TO ATTEND.

The Chamber’s South Golden Merchants will meet at 2PM at Pizza Hut. This group meets monthly to discuss the needs/promotions/updates of the area. All are welcome to attend.

There’s FREE open climbing tonight from 6-8PM for the Trailblazers: CMC’s group for ages 20-40. Please bring your own harness, belay device and climbing shoes (approach shoes or even normal athletic shoes work just fine on this wall). No chalk. No prior climbing experience required. Please let me know if you have no or little experience, and we can work on some of the fundamentals! Register. For more information, contact: Logan Chandler – loganc@cmc.org or Maddie Miller – maddiemiller@cmc.org or you can sign up on the Trailblazers page: facebook.com/groups/CMCTrailblazers

From 6-8PM at Connects Workspace, Women Who Startup (WWS) will host the first meeting of Basecamp Jeffco. Basecamp Jeffco will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs and innovators in Jefferson County and build a supportive community around the community’s Women Who Startup, those who work for them, support them, invest in them, and mentor them. Learn more at womenwhostartup.com or email hello@womenwhostartup.com.

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

2
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
7
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
17
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
18
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
19
First Day of Passover (begins in the evening)
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group at the Quilt Museum
Friday Tour at the Railroad Museum
20
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
21
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
26
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Day Without Hate
Freaky Friday at the Library
27
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
Babysitting Course at the Community Center
Golden Goes Green at the Library
West Side Live! Presents Acoustic Eidolon
28
Dinosaur Ridge 30th Anniversary Celebration
The Big Read Station Eleven Book Discussion: Recycled Painting Workshop at the Library
30
Snakes Alive! Jefferson County’s Snakes at the Golden Library
Good News Breakfast

More History and Miniature Quilts

March 10, 2019

Evidently, a lot of people enjoyed yesterday’s post about Golden in the mid-20th century. One of the things I enjoy about the old Transcripts is seeing the ads for Golden businesses–Foss Drug, Meyer Hardware, Safeway, and–oddly–Woods Mortuary.


The Quilt Museum is hosting Sunday at the Museum today from 2-4PM. Join presenter Mike Klicek for the second part of his Magical Miniatures presentation. Part 1 dealt with his “Flying Geese Phase”. Part 2 deals with his attempt to break away from his favorite quilt pattern.


Daylight Saving Time starts today, so set your clocks forward.


Preview of Monday Events:
9:30 – MOMS Club of Golden
11:15 – Let’s Dance at the Library
12:15 – Preschool Time at the Library

March Events in Golden

March 1, 2019

From Andrew Terrill’s ‘Above the Clouds’ exhibit, currently on display at the Golden History Museum

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

1
Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
2
Coffee with a Councilor
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Golden Elks Book Sale
Young King Arthur at Miners Alley
CSM Geology Museum Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
3
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
5
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
6
Community Blood Drive
TriceraTOTs
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
7
Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
Wee Create : Stamp Art at the Library
The Continua between Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Distal Disseminated and Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits in Nevada at Mines
8
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
9
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
10
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
11
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
12
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
14
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
15
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Freaky Friday at the Library
16
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Foothills Art Center Class: Painting Spring Flowers
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters Carnival at Mines
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
17
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
18
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
19
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
20
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
21
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
22
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
23
Foothills Art Center Class: Next Steps in Encaustic
West Side Live! Presents Denver Opera Collective “Love Letters and Arias
25 Spring Break Begins – CSM and Jeffco Schools
SPRING BREAK CAMPS:
3/25-29 Model Railroads (Colorado Railroad Museum)
3/25-29 Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
3/26-28 Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)
3/25-29 Coconut Camp (Golden Community Center)
3/25-27 Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)
3/27-29 Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)
26
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
27
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
28
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
29
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
30
Prom Swap Day at the Library
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t at Foothills Art Center
Opening Day for Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley
31
Jefferson Symphony Concert

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

CANDLELIGHT WALK FESTIVITIES
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….

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

Tuesday
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.

Wednesday
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).

Thursday
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.

Friday
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.



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