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

Preview of November Events in Golden

November 1, 2018

November Events in Golden Colordo

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

1
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum “Let’s Talk” (in place of their monthly lecture)
2
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Concert in the CSM Library
Freaky Friday (early school dismissal)
Teens After Dark at the Library: Video Game Night
Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Train Wrecks
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
A Night at the Caberet Miners Alley Fund-Raiser
3
Holiday Craft Fair at the Methodist Church
Preschool Nature Nuts: Talkin’ Turkeys
Fandomonium at the Jeffco Fairgrounds
Coffee with Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves
Demon Dash at Golden High School
Holiday Craft and Bake Sale at Golden Terrace Village
Figure Drawing from the Model at Foothills Art Center
Night at the Museums (Golden History Museums and Dinosaur Ridge)
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
West Side Live! Presents Wasted on the Young
Backcountry Bash – Colorado Mtn Club
5
STEM Girls at the Library
Golden Area Band and Orchestra Festival at the High School
6
English Paper Piecing
So You Want to Write a Memoir at the Library
Golden Library Textile Society
7
2018 Mines’ Summit Beyond Closure – Repurposing Mines
TriceraTOTs
Materials Recycling Facility (The MERF) Tour
Woman’s Wilderness for Teens at the Library
Untamed – Medicine in Wilderness : Wilderness As Medicine at the Mountaineering Center
Trout Unlimited
Pulk (Winter Sled) Building Clinic
Golden High School Information Night
Mines Little Theater presents She Kills Monsters
8
Let’s Dance (toddlers) at the Library
8th Grade Parent Night
World War I: Making the World Safe for Democracy
9
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Paths to Publication at the Library
Mines Little Theater presents Rumors
10
SWE Girl Scout Engineering Day at Mines
CPR/First Aid Class at the Elks Club
Painting Notecards with Janet Nunn at Foothills Art Center
11
Golden History Museum Opens the 1968 Time Capsule
Sunday at the Quilt Museum – A Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts
Golden United’s “Flavors of Golden” Dinner
12
Fall Yard Waste Pick-Up (all week)
Breakfast for Veterans at Golden High School
MOMS Club of Golden
Teen DIY: Interactive Comics
Golden Safety Academy – Identity Theft
13
Golden High School PTA Meeting
Golden Beer Talks – 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Infuenza Epidemic
14
Community Blood Drive
Colorado Community Summit – Colorado’s Energy Future
Extreme Science: Buzzing with Energy at the Library
Library XYZ: Subversive Cross-Stitch
15
Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market Opens
International Night at Shelton Elementary
16
Concert in the Mines Library
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
17
Homesteaders’ Day at the Clear Creek History Park
3D Printer Design at the Library
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Councilor Paul Haseman discusses Charles Welch
Active Shooter Preparedness Class at the Elks Club
Mines Little Theater Productions presents She Kills Monsters
International Day at the School of Mines
18
Women’s Self Defense at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Global Sundae at the Library
19
NREL Walking Campus Tour
20
Director’s Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
Book Group at the Library: Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions
22
Thanksgiving
23
Opening Night of A Christmas Carol at Miners Alley
24
Be a Tool 5K Run
Miners Alley Children’s Theater: the Story of the Nutcracker
25
Fall Storytelling and Walk at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
27
Front Porch Golden Book Club: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
28
Ukulele Wednesdays
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs
29
Art on Tap – Ugly Sweater Decorating Party at Foothills Art Center
Responding to Climate Change
30
Concert in the CSM Library
Candlelight Walk

Quick Quilt Talk, More Chili, and Jefferson Symphony Concert

October 14, 2018

At 2PM this afternoon, the Quilt Museum will host “Sunday at the Museum – Tradition Meets Contemporary,” with Pat Pauly.

As a curator for exhibits such as “Quilts Uncovered: Treasures from Genesee Country Village and Museum” and “Quilts 20/20” Pat Pauly gives an expansive look at the long history of quilt making, and its change and rebirth in the twenty-first century. Presenting over 400 images in the span of an hour, she takes a fast-paced look at the craft that has endured in America for nearly 250 years. Hold on to your seats.

RMQM members admitted free. Nonmembers are $10/person. Admission includes museum admission and refreshments.  Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Program begins at 2:00 p.m.  Reservations are helpful but not required. Please call 303-277-0377 and tell us you’re coming!


Did you get enough chili at yesterday’s Chili Cook-Off in Parfet Park? If not, you’re in luck. The VFW Post 4171 (map) is having their own Chili Cook-Off this afternoon at 2PM. Bring your best red or green chili…or both! Judging during half-time of the Broncos/Rams game. Prizes for each category.


The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra will play their first conference of the season this afternoon at 4PM. Since the Green Center on the School of Mines campus is closed for remodeling, they will play at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge. The program is:

Beethoven: Fidelio Overure
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
Guest Artist: Alexander Hersh

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $10 for students (11-21 years) and $5 for children (10 years and younger).  For information and tickets, visit www.jeffersonsymphonyorchestra.org or call 303-278-4237.

Preview of August Events in Golden

August 1, 2018

Golden Fine Arts Festival - Golden Colorado

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

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS
National Night Out in the Park
Movies & Music in the Park
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Pops in the Park

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Foothills Art Center
Amuse Yeux through Aug 12
Magnetic North through Oct 21
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Pieced Together—Patchwork Quilts from Russia and Evolutions through Oct 20
Golden History Museum
Epic Events
Legendary People
Touch Gallery
Salon
Colorado Railroad Museum
Rail Pets (Opens August 4th)
Westward in the Age of Rail

THEATER
Miners Alley Playhouse
Lend Me a Tenor through August 19
Miners Alley Children’s Theater
Sleeping Beauty through August 18

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

1
TriceraTOTs
Golden Police Department Community Workshop
2
ED Talks at the Geology Museum
EPIC Egg Drop Challenge
Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown
Goat Challenge #5
3
Yoga Hike – LMNC
Happy 50th Birthday, Foothills!
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – A Wrinkle in Time
Murder at the Railroad
Colorado Rails & Cocktails: Galloping Goose
4
Golden Farmers Market
Symposium at CSM: Minerals from the Metallic Ore Deposits of the American Southwest
Class at Foothills Art Center – Painting an Urban Scene
Golden Elks Book Sale
Coffee with a Councilor
Van-demonium
Golden Super Cruise
Murder at the Railroad
5
Ride Like a Girl
Golden Elks Book Sale
Teens After Dark: Putt Putt Golf at the Library
7
National Night Out
Golden Library Textile Society
English Paper Piecing at RMQM
8
Library XYZ Retro Games
9
Holidaily Brewery Tour & Lunch with the Golden History Museum
Let’s Dance at the Library
High-Voltage Book Group – Upside Down Magic
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing
10
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Jeffco Fair & Festival
Movies & Music in the Park – Beauty & the Beast Sing-a-Long
11
Golden Farmers Market
Dash at the Splash
Golden Elks Book Sale
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Reptile and Bird Day
Love Your Pet at the Library
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Colorado Cowboy Gathering Concert at the Railroad Museum for CCG and CRRM members
12
Golden Elks Book Sale
Dot Day at the Library
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Quilts that Settled the West
13
Golden Safety Academy – PARENT ACADEMY – Keeping Youth & Families Safe
14
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks
16
First Day of School
Edible Wild Plants of Colorado
Goat Challenge #6
17
Mines M Climb
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Movies & Music in the Park – Coco
18
Golden Farmers Market
Colorado Classic – Stage 3
Golden Elks Book Sale
Quilt Museum Quilter’s Treasures Garage & Book Sale
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Coffee with a Councilor – North Neighborhoods
Golden History Roundtable – Goosetown
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
19
Oregivers Service Event
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden Elks Book Sale
Pops in the Park with the Jefferson Symphony
20
Fall Classes Begin – CSM
NREL Walking Campus Tour
21
Storytime & Craft at the Railroad Museum
Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group: A Piece of the World
23
Class at the Quilt Museum: Ice Sawblades
24
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
Glitter in the Garden
Movies & Music in the Park – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
25
Golden Farmers Market
Cops & Classics Car Show
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music
26
Golden Gran Fondo Festival
27
Family Lab: Managing Homework – Helping Parents Understand…
Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
Golden History Museum and Colorado Experience: Paleo-Indians
28
Senior Safety – Buyer Beware!
Golden Bike Cruise – Superheroes
Front Porch Book Club at the Community Center
29
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Hadrosaurs
30
Class at the Quilt Museum: Prickly Pear Pineapple
Goat Challenge #7
31
Golden Weekends – carriage rides and live music

Events at the Railroad and Quilt Museums, Foothills Art Center, and Chalk Artists

July 17, 2018

Colorado Railroad Museum Storytime and Craft - Golden ColoradoThe Railroad Museum will host their monthly Storytime and Craft this morning at 10AM.  They’ll be reading The Little Train, by Lois Lenski.

Natural Grocers is offering a FREE Quick Class tonight from 6-7PM: What’s the Fermented Fuss? Interested in what all the fermented food fuss is about? Come to our fermented fast class and discover how you can join the good4urevolution and Learn. Eat. Dream!  Learn more….

Golden Library book group - Golden ColoradoThe Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group will meet from 6-7PM, and will discuss The Long Haul – A Trucker’s Tale of Life on the Road by Finn Murphy.

The Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board will meet at 7 tonight at the Community Center. They will discuss the results of the Investment Forum, single track sidewalks, and capital plans for next year. If you’re interested in these topics, you can attend the meeting–it will not be broadcast live.

Today’s Artsweek Golden Events

Chalk Art - Artsweek Golden - Golden CO

Chalk artists will be working on the sidewalks on 11th Street (near the Golden Hotel) from 10AM-3PM. You’re welcome to grab some chalk and join in to make your own masterpiece!

The Quilt Museum is offering free tours again today from 10AM-1PM. (This is the final day for the free Quilt Museum tours.)

Tonight at 7PM at Foothills Art Center, you can watch a documentary about the new mural along Washington Avenue between 2nd and 5th Streets. See a one-minute preview here….

Preview of July Events

July 1, 2018

4th of July Celebration - Golden Colorado

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

JULY HIGHLIGHTS
4th of July Celebration in Lions Park
Miners Alley Playhouse
– Lend Me a Tenor Opens July 12th
Foothills Art Center – Arts Week July 16-22
Buffalo Bill Days – July 27-29

MUSEUM EXHIBITS
American Mountaineering Museum
Fred Doar Portraits
Buffalo Bill Museum
A Visit to the Wild West
Foothills Art Center
Finding Home through 7/8
Charles El Burchfield, Resounding Roar through 7/29
Amuse Yeux: Miniatures through 8/5
Golden History Museum
Discovery Awaits
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Rooted in Tradition Revisited and Hollis Chatelain “Stories of West Africa” through 7/21

WEEKLY EVENTS
Tuesday
Trail Runs with FRCC
Wednesday
Track Workouts with FRCC
Friday
Open Studio at Foothills Art Center
Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic
Saturday
Farmers Market
Morning Runs with FRCC
Sunday
Morning Rides with FRCC
Polka Lovers Club

1
Adult Makers Guild at the Library
3
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
South Golden Merchant’s Meeting
4
4th of July Ice Cream Social at the Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
Lions Club 4th of July Festival
5
Goat Challenge #3
7
Coffee with Councilor Charis-Graves
Golden Super Cruise
International Dinner – Elks Lodge
8
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Sunday at the Quilt Museum
9
Wild Senses at the Library
Golden Safety Academy (run, hide, fight)
10
Power Lunch Lecture at NREL
Golden Writing Circle
Golden Beer Talks – Response to Drought
12
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Leadership Golden Meet & Greet
Golden Summer Jam
Preview night for Lend Me A Tenor
13
Free Legal Advice – Elder Law & Probate
Historic Brewing at the History Center
14
Preschool Nature Nuts: Terrific Trees
Dinosaur Express Train at the RR Museum
Golden Sketch Walk
16
NREL Walking Campus Tour
17
Downtown Merchants Assn Mtg
Storytime & Craft at the RR Museum
Library Book Group
18
Library for All
Rattlesnake Safety & Awareness
19
Goat Challenge #4
20
Buying & Selling Online – library
21
Botanical Field Trip
Golden History Roundtable at the Library: Goosetown by GLA President Bill Litz
22
Bill & Louisa Cody at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Local Harvest Dinner w/GoFarm at the History Park
23
Vietnam War at the History Museum
24
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Tattoo Talk at the Library
Front Porch Golden Book Club
25
Ukulele Weds at the Library
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Iguanodonts
Intro to Hiking Safely
26
Grand Camp at the RR Museum
Library for All
27
Teen Throwback: Upcycle old CDs – library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
Buffalo Bill Days
28
Buffalo Bill Days Pancake Breakfast
Buffalo Bill Days Parade
Beginning Ukulele at the Library
Murder Mystery Outdoor Theater at the RR Museum
29
Buffalo Bill Days Car Show, Muttin Bustin’, and Duck Rase
30
Golden’s Magic Mountain Archaeology: Part 2
31
Harry Potter Birthday Celebration – library
Ready Beti Series: Safety. Hacks. Skills
Golden Bike Cruise: Mustache Ride

June Events in Golden

June 1, 2018

Golden Farmers Market

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

Exhibits at the Museums
THE BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM AND GRAVE
A Visit to the Wild West
COLORADO RAILROAD MUSEUM
It’s All About the Hat!
Locomotive 20 Comes Home
COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES GEOLOGY MUSEUM
Specimens from many global mining districts
Radioactivity, fossils, gemstones, meteorites
Outdoor geologic trail
FOOTHILLS ART CENTER
Finding Home
Charles El Burchfield, Resounding
Open Studio Exhibit
GOLDEN HISTORY CENTER
Grand Reopening – JUNE 23, 2018
ROCKY MOUNTAIN QUILT MUSEUM
Rooted in Tradition Revisited and Hollis Chatelain “Stories of West Africa”

Theater
MINERS ALLEY PLAYHOUSE
District Merchants closed June 24th

1
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Summer Reading Kickoff at the Library
History Park Walking Tour
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
Opening Reception at the Quilt Museum: Hollis Chatelain
Karaoke Jammin’ for Teens at the Library
2
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Senior Law Day
1st Golden Farmers Market
Golden Seed Savers Plant Sale and Seed Swap
Congressman Ed Perlmutter at Natural Grocers
Coffee with Saoirse Charis-Graves
Golden Super Cruise
3
Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale
Tri-Ball Volleyball Tournament
Adult Makers Guild at the Library
5
English Paper Piecing at the Quilt Museum
6
TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
South Table Mountain Park Master Plan Community Meeting
Trout Unlimited
SCRIPTprov at Miners Alley
7
Virtuosity Dance Performance at Foothills Art Center
FRCC Lookout Mountain Goat Challenge #1
8
Rummage and Bake Sale at the Golden Gate Grange
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
9
Golden Farmers Market
Support Our Troops Pig Roast at the American Legion
Check out the Golden Optimist Bike Shop
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
10
Sunday at the Quilt Museum: Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild
11
MOMS Club of Golden
Trailblazers FREE Open Climbing at the Mountaineering Center
12
Band Art at the Library (teens)
Golden Safety Academy – Animal Safety
Golden Writing Circle at the Library
Golden Beer Talks: Carla Klehm, Africa Archaeology
13
Power Lunch Lecture – Smart(er) Homes: A Win-Win for Occupants and the Grid at NREL
Magic Music at the Library (school age)
14
Let’s Dance at the Library (preschool & toddlers)
High-Voltage Book Group – The Exact Location of Home (school age/tweens)
Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing at CSM: History of the Creede Mining Site
An Inspirational Evening with Molly Bloom
15
Golden Rotary Foundation 17th Annual Golf Classic
Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Library
Percussion Jam at the Library
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
16
Denver Century Ride (Lookout Mountain)
Golden Farmers Market
Brontos & Brews Festival at Dinosaur Ridge
Jeffco Rocks the Outdoors: Geology and History of North Table Mountain at the Library
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
17
Father’s Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Botanical Field Trip to the Upper Washington Avenue Open Space
Beginning Ukulele at the Library
18
NREL Campus Walking Tour
19
Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
Tuesday Night Book Group: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
20
Library for All: Super Summer Music Series – DIY Instruments
Jeffco Open Space – Outdoor Recreation in the West: Who Cares?
21
Ann Lincoln’s Boogie Woogie Bunnies at the Library
ED Talks: Minerals Worth Sharing at CSM Geology of Creede
FRCC Lookout Mountain Goat Challenge #2
Housing Forum at Foothills Art Center with Golden United
22
Amuse Yeux: Miniatures Exhibit Public Opening at Foothills Art Center
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
23
Golden History Museum Grand Reopening
Class at Foothills Art Center: Painting Flowers
Golden Farmers Market
Golden History Roundtable: When Denver Stole the Capitol from Golden by Paul Haseman
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
24
SPARK! Alzheimer’s Association Program at Foothills Art Center
Staying Positive in a Negative World at the Library
Author Visit: Sandra Dallas at the Quilt Museum
Craft Beer with Councilor Casey Brown at Barb Warden’s house
26
Colorado End-of-Life Options Act at the Library
Front Porch Book Club: My Beloved World
27
Bike to Work Day
Everything Dinosaur Talk: Ankylosaurs at Dinosaur Ridge
Ukulele Wednesdays at the Library
28
Colorado Experience: Amusements
Last LOOK at Finding Home and Resounding Roar with Hassan Najjar
29
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM
30
Golden Farmers Market
Class at Foothills Art Center: Hot Art, Basic Encaustic Techniques
Golden Weekend downtown 5-8PM

Used Book Sale, Deal at Miners Alley, Summer Reading, and 1918 in Golden

May 31, 2018

Jeffco Library Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale

I am all a-twitter about all the events happening in town this weekend, and since tomorrow I’ll be posting the previews of June events, I’ll cover both Thursday and Friday today.

Tonight:
CSM Alumni
are invited to Cocktails and Conversation at Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar from 5-6:30.
Come mingle with local Colorado School of Mines alumni, and share your feedback about how we can better recognize all of the great contributions of time, talent and treasure you’re making for Mines and our global communities.

The preview of the Library’s Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale happens tonight from 6-8PM. This event is only open to member of the Friends of the Library, but you can join at the door.  Get your hands on the best stuff early!

The Clear Creek Jazz Quartet will be playing in the lounge at the Bridgewater Grill from 6-9PM.

Miners Alley Playhouse is offering a special deal TONIGHT ONLY for District Merchants:  Buy One Get One Free!  Use code BOGO123.

Friday:
The Whale of a Used Book Sale is open to the public on Friday from 9AM-5PM.

The Library has their Summer Reading Kick-off, Rock the Books, from 10AM-2PM. Bring your dancing shoes for a rockin’ outdoor Bubble Disco party! Crafts, bubbles and the Spark City Bus are part of the fun for the whole family!

Take a Walking Tour of the History Park (1020 11th St.) from 11-11:30. Meet at the school house. The tour is free.

Golden Quilt Company has Quilt ’til You Wilt starting at 5PM.

Golden Weekends starts at 5PM, with free carriage rides and street musicians from 5-7. The stores will be open until 8PM and many of them will have gold balloons out, signifying that they’re offering something special such as wine tasting, demonstrations, food tastings, art, and more.

The Quilt Museum will have their opening reception for their new show from 6-8, featuring Hollis Chatelain’s art quilts. Free admission.

The Library is having Karaoke Jammin’ for teens from 6-8PM.


1918 Colorado Transcript - Golden ColoradoColorado Transcript, May 1918

One hundred years ago, May 30th, 1918, the country had entered World War I, and Golden was on war-time footing. The Colorado Transcript of that date was encouraging people to buy their coal for next winter, because of an anticipated shortage. By general order, eating houses were only allowed to serve two sugar lumps with meals and women were being urged to preserve eggs.

The United States was sending wheat to help feed its allies in Europe. Americans were encouraged to eat wheat sparingly, with Monday and Wednesdays being “wheatless” days, and eating wheat at only one meal a day on the other five days. It was OK to eat potatoes, as illustrated by this ad showing a fighting potato.

An auction was held at the Gem Theater (now the Starbucks, at 13th and Washington), selling livestock to raise $80 for the Red Cross. All Jefferson County boys who were 21 or about to turn 21 were required to come to the Golden post office to register for the draft.

May 30th 1918 was also Memorial Day.  The few remaining Civil War veterans decorated graves in the Veterans section of the cemetery, then met at the Armory Building and marched down to Clear Creek, where they tossed flowers into the rushing waters in memory of dead sailors.

In other news, the Welch Ditch broke. “With a roar that could be hear in many parts o the city, the Welch ditch broke at eight o’clock this morning, just back of the Turpie residence on East street. A huge volume of water is still pouring through the big gap in the ditch bank at the time of going to press, and much damage is being done the city streets and to residence properties in the vicinity of East Street.”

The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the old issues, and they’re currently up to June of 1948. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.  You can contribute to the cost of the digitizing project with a donation to the Golden History Museums.

Sunday Events

May 20, 2018

Golden Games - Golden COThis is the second and final day of Golden Community Pride Days.  The City is open to accept the stuff you want to unload from 8AM-3PM today and tomorrow.  Take it to 1300 Catamount Drive (map).


This is the last day of this year’s Golden Games.  They’ll be cavorting along Clear Creek from 8AM-5PM.  See the schedule to see what’s happening when.


The Lookout Mountain Nature Center is hosting a Spring Storytelling and Walk today from 12-1:30. Listen to a fascinating story about nature, place, or wildlife. Then head out onto the trails to explore the preserve at Lookout Mountain Nature Center and create your own nature story.  Suitable for ages 6 yrs+ with an adult.  The walk will be on easy trails, 1/2 – 1 mile.  Please leave pets at home.


Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum - Golden ColoradoThe Quilt Museum is having Sunday at the Museum today from 2-4PM.  The topic is Mike’s Magical Miniatures.  Mike Klicek’s lecture will cover his introduction to quilting. His influences include Dan Burke and George Siciliano. He’ll be showing 75 quilts, 60 which are miniatures. His mini quilts contain over 1,000 pieces in a 12 inch square. His smallest is 4.5″ square with 500 pieces.  200 Violet Street, Suite 240 (map)


Live Music Today
DIRTY DOGS ROADHOUSE – Band of Brothers, noon to 4PM
WRIGLEY’S CHICAGO BAR & GRILL – Jewel & the Rough, 3-7PM



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