It’s Friday!

The East Street neighborhood will have a park on 23rd Street
, thanks to our late neighbors, Virgil and Marguerite DeLong, and many years of patient pursuit by Community & Economic Development Director Steve Glueck.  Thanks, also, to City Council for approving the purchase.  It may be a while before the property actually becomes a park.  The Parks, Recreation, and Museums Board will need to evaluate the projects currently in their queue and figure out when they’ll do each, as budget permits.

Conrad Gardner’s memorial service will be held this afternoon at 1PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 17701 West 16th Avenue in Golden (map).

Veteran’s Day is tomorrow, November 11th, but there are several observances happening today.

7:25 Flag-raising ceremony at Bell Middle School
7:40 Flag-raising ceremony at the School of Mines
8:30 Breakfast for veterans at Golden High School

The Federal holiday is today, so there will be no mail delivery.

This is also the 242nd Birthday of the US Marines.  Barrels & Bottles (owned by a former Marine) has an open invitation for veterans:  Any branch of service, show your Military Active Duty/Veteran ID and enjoy some birthday cake and a pint of beer or a glass of wine on us. Everyone, Come Celebrate!!

The School of Mines has a concert in the library every other Friday during the regular school year. The performances are always free and open to the public. Today, they’re doing something a little different. Dr. Priscilla P. Nelson will give a comedic overview of her career through the lens of Shakespearean-style soliloquies. It’s called “To Dig or Not to Dig?”

Learn everything you always wanted to know* about the League of Women Voters this afternoon at 1PM at the Golden Library. They’re offering an orientation where you can learn all about them.  *but were afraid to ask.  For more information, call 303-238-0032 or visit

Tonight’s Live Music
THE BUFFALO ROSE – Wasted on the Young, 8PM
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM

Thunder and Rain CD Release Party at the Buffalo RoseSaturday Night’s Music
ACE HI TAVERN – Karaoke at 9PM
THE BUFFALO ROSE – Thunder & Rain – Start Believing CD Release Show 7PM

Mines Little Theater will present Dracula tonight (Friday the 10th). Tomorrow night, they will perform Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, which peers through the lens of literature and science, utilizing time travel, math, and British humor to investigate the nature of life, grouse, and carnal embrace. Co-directed by Jordan Brothers and Daniel Renkert, the production promises ponderous queries, cracks at the literary greats, and investigative mystery. Both plays take place at 7PM at the Mountaineering Center (710 10th St.).