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Streetcars, Geology, Theater, and Craft

The Golden History Museum is presenting a lecture tonight from 6-7:30 on The Denver and Interurban Streetcar.

Explore how the region’s interurban streetcar systems grew up along with Colorado’s young cities, including Denver and Golden. See how the past can repeat, as some of the growth seen along today’s light rail system, is closely paralleled in the growth seen in the early 1900s. The Platte Valley Trolley, a heritage streetcar system that keeps this history alive, is operated by the Denver Tramway Heritage Society.  Join a member of the Society to take a look at the past, present, and glimpse into a possible future as they tell the interesting story of how people get around their city.


The Geology Museum’s First Thursday Lecture happens tonight at the Ben Parker Student Center, 1310 Maple Street, Golden, CO (map).  The guest speaker will be Dr. M. Stephen Enders, Interim Department Head for Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Steve’s presentation will be: “The Potential for Transformation in the Geosciences & Engineering Disciplines, in the Mining Industry, and Even in Academia Using the Principles of Applied Neuroscience“.  The appetizers and socializing at 6; annual meeting at 6:45, and guest lecturer begins at 7.


shakespearetothedeathEven though Miners Alley is between plays, we have several theater options this weekend!  Golden High School is performing Shakespeare to the Death Thursday & Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 2 and 7PM.  Mines Little Theater is performing two plays:  Almost, Maine on Thursday and Saturday at 7PM and Sunday at 2PM and Flowers for Algernon on Friday and Sunday at 7PM and Saturday at 2PM.

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The Methodist Church (1500 Ford St.) will hold their 32nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair tomorrow (the 4th) and Saturday November 5th, from 9AM-4PM.  More than 25 vendors of hand-made crafts, including wood, knit items, jewelry, Christmas décor, cards, photographs, and homemade baked goods, will sell items at the holiday craft fair. In addition, it features floral arrangements, artwork and a room full of white elephant treasures. Lunch with dessert (homemade fruit pies), made and served by women of the church, will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A fabulous menu with affordable prices.