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    Coffee with Councilors, Green Homes Tour, Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off, Sleepy Hollow, and Preview of October Events

    Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – Clouds in the Canyon – enlarge


    What’s Happening in Golden Today?

    8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot
    9-10AM Zumba

    9AM-4PM Metro Denver Green Homes Tour @ American Mountaineering Center
    9AM Marv Kay Bench Dedication @ Community Center
    9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
    10AM-12PM Golden Trailapalooza @ Runners Roost

    10AM Coffee With Councilors @ Golden Community Center Front Porch
    10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
    10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library

    11AM and 1PM The Legend of Sleepy Hollow @ Miners Alley Playhouse
    12-12:45PM Quick Class: Celebrate Squash @ Natural Grocers
    12PM Cornhole Tournament @ Golden High School

    1-4PM “Knock Your Boots Off” Golden Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off @ Parfet Park
    1-2:30PM Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners
    2-5PM Electric Vehicle Roundup @ Net Zero Store
    3-5PM Wild West Walking Tour
    3:30-5PM Virtual: Dungeons & Dragons for Advanced Players
    4-5PM Wild West Short Tour

    5-8:30PM Golden Super Cruise

    7-9:30PM and 8-10:30PM The Talking Dead Pub Crawl @ Goosetown Station
    7:30PM Hair @ Miners Alley Playhouse


    Live Music

    11AM-2PM Derek Hall @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
    12PM Facebagel @ Tributary Food Hall
    4PM 2nd Time Around @ Wrigley’s
    5-8PM Dynamic Distractions @ Goosetown Station
    6-10PM The Custom Shop Band @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
    6:30PM Sqwerv @ Over Yonder
    7-10PM Good for Nothin’ Thunder Mountain Boys @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
    9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


    Golden History Moment

    Marv Kay, #74 on the left – Golden History Museum collection – click to enlarge

    52 Years Ago
    The September 30, 1970 Golden Transcript featured the “Marv Kay Story.” At that time, Marv was beginning his second year as the head football coach for the School of Mines. He had been on the Mines athletic staff for five years and had previously served as the assistant football coach and the head varsity swimming coach. Marv had graduated as a mining engineer from the School of Mines in 1963. The article detailed his accomplishments as a student athlete.

    The 6’1″ 250 pound student won two letters as a heavyweight wrestler and three letters as a varsity tackle. He was named to several All-Opponent teams in the Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference (now the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, RMAC), and received All-American football mention in 1960. Following his graduation in 1963 Kay was drafted by the Denver Broncos.

    Marv came to the School of Mines as a freshman in 1957. That same year, his father died. Marv quit school to work, to help support his mother and four siblings. For several years, he alternated between school and work, eventually graduating six years later. While in school, he was elected as president of both his junior and senior classes, received citizenship awards from ROTC, and was named “Mr. Engineer” for student leadership.

    Marv Kay – Courtesy of the Colorado School of Mines – click to enlarge

    The thing that struck me about this article was that already, in 1970, people were writing “The Marv Kay Story.” At that time, he was just getting started!

    Marv served on Golden City Council for twelve years and was Mayor for eight. He has also served as board member, advisor, and president of the Golden Civic Foundation. He went on to become the school Athletic Director and a Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. He is in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Now retired, he holds the position of Professor Emeritus.

    Game day at the Marv Kay Stadium – Courtesy, Colorado School of Mines – click to enlarge

    In 2015, the School of Mines recognized his lifetime of service by naming their new 4,000 seat grandstand the Marv Kay Stadium.

    At 9 o’clock this morning, the Golden Civic Foundation will dedicate a bench at the entrance of the Golden Community Center in Marv Kay’s honor. A dedication event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Community Center entrance and lobby to honor Kay’s more than 30 years of service to the Golden Civic Foundation as a Board Director and 65 plus years to the Golden community.

    Next Saturday will be the first annual Marv Kay Come In & Play Free Day–free admission to the Golden Community Center, in honor of Marv Kay!


    Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!


    Summary of October Events

    2
    10AM-3PM Autumn Fest @ Golden History Museum & Park
    10AM-12:30PM Trail Timeout @ Marine Corps Memorial
    11AM-4PM 2nd Annual Oktoberfest @ Golden Mill
    2PM Hair (Final Performance) @ Miners Alley Playhouse
    3
    6:30PM Historic Preservation Board Meeting @ City Hall
    6:30PM Friends of Mines Museum Lecture @ Colorado School of Mines
    4
    10-10:45AM Storybook Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    10:30AM-12PM Community Conversation Group @ First United Methodist Church
    12:30-5PM Morris & Mae Market Job Fair @ 18475 W. Colfax Avenue
    1-3PM Hexie Ladies @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
    5:30-7:30PM Textile Society @ Golden Library
    5
    11:30-12:45PM Community Development Committee @ Golden Visitors Center
    6:30PM Planning Commission Meeting @ City Hall
    6
    9AM Public Art Commission Meeting @ City Hall
    4-9PM 12th Annual Ski Season Kick-Off Party @ American Mountaineering Center
    6-7PM Ukulele Thursdays @ Golden Library
    7PM Homecoming Distinguished Lecture featuring Daymond John @ Lockridge Arena
    7
    8-9AM Morning StArt: An Artist Coffee Meetup with Kathy Fisher @ Café 13
    1-4PM Beginning Knitting Class @ Golden Quilt Company
    7-9PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    7-8:30PM Colorado Rails and Cocktails: Colorado, Railroads, and the World’s Fairs @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    8PM That Eighties Band @ Buffalo Rose
    8
    8AM-1PM LAST ONE FOR THE SEASON: Golden Farmers Market @ parking lot next to the Golden Library
    8AM-12PM Shred-A-Thon @ Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
    8AM-4PM Marv Kay Come In & Play Free Day @ Golden Community Center
    9AM-3PM Girl Scout Day @ Dinosaur Ridge
    11AM-2PM Performing Arts Festival @ Golden High School
    11AM and 1PM – Cemetery Tour @ Golden Cemetery
    12PM CSM Football vs Colorado Mesa @ Marv Kay Stadium
    12PM ChiliFest @ Golden City Brewery
    3-4PM Colorado Cryptids @ Golden Library
    9
    11AM-3PM Food Drive @ Christian Action Guild
    2-4PM Sunday at the Museum @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
    2:54PM Full Moon
    4-7:30PM Sunday Swing @ Buffalo Rose
    10
    9-11AM Community Noise Roundtable Monthly Meeting
    5:30PM LIT: Let’s Ignite Together @ Foothills Art Center
    6:30PM Golden Anti-Racism Collective Policy & Policing
    6:30PM GURA Board Meeting @ City Hall
    11
    TriceraTOTs
    4:30-5:30PM Teen Advisory Board @ Golden Library
    5PM VIBE@Five @ The Spot Golden
    6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting @ City Hall
    12
    5:30PM Golden High School PTA Meeting @ Golden High School
    6-8PM Fermentation Workshop @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
    6-7:30PM Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Station 1 (and online)
    6:30-8PM Book and Media Group
    13
    5PM CSM Men’s Soccer – MSOC vs CSU Pueblo @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    5PM CSM Women’s Soccer – WSOC vs CSU Pueblo @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    6:30-7:30 Bell Choir Concert @ Bell Middle School
    6:30PM Economic Development Commission Meeting @ City Hall
    14
    10-11:30AM NREL – Virtual Public Campus Experience
    6:30PM Fall Choir Concert @ Golden High School
    15
    9AM Scraps Reimagined – Catch-All Bags @ Golden Quilt Company
    9:30AM-12PM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
    10AM-2PM Boy Scout Day @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    12-1PM Probiotics @ Natural Grocers
    1-4PM Shop for a Cause @ Christian Action Guild
    1-4PM Gluten-Free Family Fun Festival @ Holidaily
    5-8PM Mines Museum Spooktacular @ Mines Museum
    6PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    8:30PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    16
    2:30-4:30PM Textile Society @ Golden Library
    2:30PM CSM Men’s Soccer – MSOC vs. UCCS @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    2:30PM CSM Women’s Soccer – WSOC vs UCCS @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    3-5PM Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Season Opener @ Green Center
    17
    6:30PM Downtown Development Authority Meeting @ City Hall
    18
    8-9AM What’s Brewing Golden @ Golden Hotel
    10-11AM Story Time and Craft @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    1-3PM Crazy Quilt Sisters @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
    2:30PM Local Licensing Authority Meeting @ City Hall
    6-7PM Book Discussion Group @ Golden Library
    6:30PM City Council Study Session @ City Hall
    6:30PM Fall Orchestra Concert @ Golden High School
    7-9PM Candidate Forum @ Jefferson Unitarian Church
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    7:30-9AM Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting @ City Hall
    5-6PM Arte de mi Corazón
    6:30-7:30PM Money Matters – Medicare and Medicare Options
    6:30PM Fall Band Concert @ Golden High School
    6:30PM Planning Commission Study Session @ City Hall
    20
    Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale Begins @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds 7:30AM Golden Young Professionals Monthly Membership Meeting @ Golden Visitors Center
    6-7:30PM 4-H Open House @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
    6:15-8:15PM Herbal Liquid Magic @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
    7PM Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall
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    10AM-12PM Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group @ Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
    7-9PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    8-11PM Citizen Dan @ Buffalo Rose
    9:30-11:30PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center

    22
    9AM-5PM Harvest Haunt Express @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    10AM-4PM Beginning Quilting Class @ Golden Quilt Company
    10-10:45AM Preschool Nature Nuts – Bats @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center
    12-12:45PM Amazing Apples @ Natural Grocers
    12PM CSM Football vs Black Hills State @ Marv Kay Stadium
    4-9PM Mala Making @ PranaTonic
    5-11PM Planet Golden @ Lockridge Arena
    7-11PM Ten Years Gone & Journey to the Heart @ Buffalo Rose
    23
    9AM-5PM Harvest Haunt Express @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    11AM CSM Men’s Soccer – MSOC vs Westminster @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    11AM CSM Women’s Soccer – WSOC vs Westminster @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    3-4PM Wordplay Writing Workshop @ Golden Library
    6-8PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    6-9PM Face Vocal Band @ Buffalo Rose
    8:30-10:30PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    25
    12-1PM Lunch & Learn: Changes to Small Business Laws @ Golden Visitors Center
    1:30PM Triad Senior Safety @ Jeffco District Attorney’s Office
    5:30-7:30PM Golden Elite Rockstar Connect Networking @ Buffalo Rose
    6:30-7:45PM Band Concert @ Bell Middle School
    6:30PM City Council Regular Business Meeting @ City Hall
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    6PM Community Sustainability Advisory Board @ City Hall
    7-9PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    27
    11:30AM-1PM Library for All @ Golden Library
    5-8PM Mixed Identity: Expectations Versus Reality @ Center for Technology and Learning Media
    6-8PM History Trivia Night @ Golden History Museum
    6PM Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall
    6:30-7:45PM Orchestra Concert @ Bell Middle School
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    7PM El Loco Fandango: Tribute to ZZ Top @ Buffalo Rose
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    12-1PM DIY Body Care for Every Body @ Natural Grocers
    4-6PM Halloween Haunted House and Trunk or Treat @ VFW Post 4171
    6-8PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
    6-10PM Halloween Party @ New Terrain
    8:30-10:30PM Colorado Haunted History: Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour @ Golden Visitors Center
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    5-7PM Golden Gate Grange Trunk or Treat @ Golden Gate Grange

    Recurring Events:

    Daily
    Golden History Tours

    Mondays
    6-6:55AM Virtual Dynamic Circuit
    8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
    10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga Virtual
    10:15-10:45AM Let’s Dance @ Golden Library (except 10/3)
    12-12:30PM Mondays with Mayor Weinberg
    2-3PM Active Minds Mondays (except 10/3)
    4-4:30PM Kids Martial Arts Class (except 10/3)

    Tuesdays
    9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
    9-10AM Zumba
    9-10AM Women’s Exercise and Bible Study @ First United Methodist Church
    9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
    10:15-10:45AM Preschool Time @ Golden Library
    11-11:55AM HIIT & Sculpt
    12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga Virtual
    1-1:45PM Silver Sneakers Yoga
    6:30-8:30PM Bar Bingo Night @ VFW Post 4171
    6:30-8:30PM Team Trivia Tuesdays @ Buffalo Rose
    6:30-8:30PM Trivia Tuesdays @ Golden Mill

    Wednesdays

    6-6:55AM Cardio Lift Interval
    8-8:55AM Tai Chi
    8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
    9AM Golden Walks – Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life @ Golden Library
    10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
    10-10:55AM All Levels Yoga
    3-5PM Hard Times Writing Workshop

    Thursdays
    8-10AM DeLong Park Weedbusters @ DeLong Park
    9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic
    9-10AM Zumba
    9:15-9:45AM Baby Time @ Golden Library
    10-10:30AM Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation
    10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
    11-11:55AM HIIT & Sculpt
    6PM Run Club @ Runners Roost

    Fridays
    6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
    8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
    9-9:55AM Strength and Cardio
    10:15-10:45AM Toddler Time @ Golden Library
    12-12:55PM All Levels Yoga
    1-1:45PM Silver Sneakers Yoga
    1-2PM The Friday Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter

    Saturdays
    8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot (through October 8)
    9-10AM Zumba
    10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
    10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
    10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library
    11AM and 1PM The Legend of Sleepy Hollow @ Miners Alley Playhouse
    7PM and 8PM The Talking Dead Pub Crawl @ Goosetown Station (starting 10/8)

    Sundays
    9-10:15AM Align and Flow
    9:30-11:30AM Full Walking Tour @ Dinosaur Ridge
    10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
    7PM and 8PM The Talking Dead Pub Crawl @ Goosetown Station (except for 10/30)


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