Quilts, Burgers, Discards, Soccer, and Health in Golday

May 19, 2019

The Quilt Museum is holding one of their popular Sundays at the Museum today from 2-4PM. Today’s topic is Red, White and Blue Quilts with Henry Hite. Henry and his wife Angela are prolific quilt collectors. The Hite family owns a number of different quilt collections and their Hawaiian quilts are currently on display at RMQM. In this presentation, Henry will do a show and tell of his collection of Red, White and Blue quilts.

Bob’s Atomic Burgers is hosting a fund-raiser today. ALL purchases will benefit the Golden Backpack Program!

This is the last day day of Golden Pride Days. City employees will be on hand at 1300 Catamount Dr (map) to accept your unwanted electronic waste (anything with a cord), mattresses & box springs, metal to be recycled, tires (car tires only, limit four per household), tree brush & debris, yard waste or lumber materials. They will also shred up to 4 boxes of documents for you–remove all paper clips and staples.

If you like to watch soccer, this is your lucky day: the Colorado Soccer Association’s Adult State Cup FINAL will be played this afternoon from 3-5PM at the Denver Kickers Club (map), right here in Golden. Watch some great soccer and enjoy food and drink on the patio. Contact Kristi at news.denverkickers@gmail.com with questions.

If you like to play soccer, you should head to Southridge Park (map) on Sunday evenings for pick-up games. Kids play at 4PM and adults play at 4:30PM. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

At 3:30 today, join Golden Women in Business for their annual Spring into Health Expo. Browse healthy products from local vendors and meet the 1st Golden female Fire Chief. The Expo will take place at Connects Workspace, 1301 Arapahoe.

Today’s Music:

Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Tony Rosario, 12-4PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Jewel & the Rough, 3-7PM

Snowmageddon and Museums of Increasing Antiquity

March 13, 2019

The Jefferson County Public Schools and the School of Mines are both closed today, in anticipation of the snow storm.


These are the events scheduled today…probably a good idea to confirm before heading out.

Noon – Golden Women in Business Book Club at Connects Workspace. They’re scheduled to discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama.

6PM – Fly-Tying Class at Golden River Sports

Live Music:
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – Peter Fletcher, 6-9PM
Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse – Wintery Wednesday Concert Series, 6-9PM
Rock Rest Lodge – Dave Frisk, 5-8:30


Dinosaur Ridge recently posted their plans to celebrate 30 years of operations. They plan a full weekend of events over the weekend of April 25-28th, including a dinosaur movie party, dinosaur-themed carnival, a gala dinner and silent auction, lectures and tours.

This got me thinking about the ages of Golden’s many museums. I thought you might be interested too:

2008
The American Mountaineering Museum opened in 2008, so it turns 11 this year
1999
The Clear Creek History Park turns 20 this year
1990
The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is 29.
1989
Dinosaur Ridge celebrates their 30th anniversary this year.
1968
Foothills Art Center is 51.
1959
The Colorado Railroad Museum turns 60 this year.
1939
The Golden History Museum opened 80 years ago in January of this year.
1921
The Buffalo Bill Museum opened in 1921, so it’s 98 this year
1874
The granddaddy of all of our museums, the CSM Geology Museum, is 145 years old!

Plans for the Golden Mill and Colorado Gives Day

December 3, 2018

Golden Mill - proposed addition

The Historic Preservation Board meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will consider an application for a “Certificate of Appropriateness” from the Golden Mill.  The former feed store at Ford and Water Streets is slated to become a Food Hall.  The new owners have requested historic designation for the building, and plan to add a roof deck to the warehouse portion of the building.  See the meeting packet for details and bigger pictures of the project.

Colorado Gives Day

Tomorrow is Colorado Gives Day.  There are many Golden-based organizations that are hoping for your donations!  The Community First Foundation has a $1 million fund that they distribute to organization participating in Colorado Gives Day in proportion to the other donations they get.  In other words, the more we donate to our favorite organizations, the bigger share they will get of the $1 million fund.  The official start time for Colorado Gives Day is at midnight tonight, but they’ve set up their website so that you can schedule your contribution ahead of time.

Here are some organizations that benefit Golden, specifically. If I missed any Golden organizations, send me a note…I can still post it tomorrow! You can also search for organizations through the Colorado Gives home page.

American Alpine Club
Bell Middle School PTA
Christian Action Guild
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Colorado Mountain Club
Colorado Railroad Museum
Community Faith in Action
Foothills Art Center
Free Horizon Montessori
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Friends of Golden History Museums
Friends of the Foothills Animal Shelter
GoFarm
Golden Backpack Program
Golden Civic Foundation
Golden High School PTA
Golden Landmarks Association
Golden Optimists Bicycle Recycle Program
Golden Schools Foundation
Golden View Classical Academy
Golden Visitors Center
Jefferson County Library Foundation
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Leadership Golden Alumni Association
Miners Alley Playhouse
Ralston PTA
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
The Action Center
The Horse Protection League
Westernaires