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Mopar is sponsoring a block party downtown tonight, from 6-10.  They do this annually to celebrate the start of the Mile High NHRA Nationals, which take place at Bandimere Speedway.  There will be autograph sessions with race car drivers, 60’s and 70’s muscle cars, food, live music, and more.  The public is invited.

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If you skipped Thursday night’s huge Mopar block party, come down tonight for a quieter evening downtown!  Enjoy bluegrass music at the Clear Creek History Park from 5 till 8.  We’ll have local guitar players on Washington Avenue, in front of D’Deli/Spirits in the Wind/GoldenSweets/the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, also 5 – 8.  And as on every Friday night,  Pandoro Italian Bakery at 700 12th Street will have live music from 6 till 10.  See the calendar for details!.

The new Heart of Oneness Center at 720 14th Street (right behind Gene Bauer Jewelry) is hosting an art show from 1-5 this afternoon.  Stop in and see the traditional yarn paintings, beaded sculpture, and beaded jewelry  produced by the Huichol people of Mexico.  While you’re there, check out the studio, classroom, and treatment rooms.  It’s a beautiful facility!.

Do you have a budding paleontologist in the family?  Head to Dinosaur Ridge today for Dino Days.  They’ll be running short, family-friendly sessions with topics such as Dinosaur Attack & Defend, Backyard Bones, Benton Box Fossil Dig, Mangrove Swamp Ranger Talk, Deep Time Players Puppet Show, and Dinosaur Storytime.

If you’re looking for recreation with air conditioning, see A Musical in Perfect Harmony at 2 at Heritage Square, or attend their mystery dinner theater this evening.   Miners Alley is presenting the comedy A Touch of Spring at 6..

This weekend we’ll be celebrating Buffalo Bill Days, so plan to stay in town and enjoy it!  Most of the action will be centered around Parfet Park (10th and Washington), which will be full of craft and food vendors, children’s rides, and a stage with non-stop music.  The activities in Parfet Park start Friday evening and run through Sunday afternoon.

Saturday will kick off with the fire department’s annual pancake breakfast (6-10), followed by the parade at 10.  Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show will be presented in Lions Park, starting at 12:30.  All three of the Golden History Museum properties–the Astor House, Golden History Center, and Clear Creek History Park–will offer free admission all day on Saturday.  There will be free train rides along the Clear Creek Trail from noon till six.

Sunday includes a community worship service in Parfet Park, a car show along Washington Avenue, mutton bustin’ in Lions Park, and a duck race in Clear Creek.

Why would you go anywhere else?.

The Golden (bicycle) Cruise is tonight.  The crowd will start gathering at 5 at Woody’s Pizza, and begin riding around Golden together at 7..

Music all Weekend!

We have some good musical talent lined up for Buffalo Bill Days.  The headliners are Chris Daniels & the Kings on Friday night and Rosie & the Riveters on Saturday.  The bands playing earlier are good too!

Route 66 (rock, country, blues) at 5 o’clock Friday
Synergy (teen rock band) at noon on Saturday
Blu Jazz from 2-4 on Saturday (Dixieland and Blues)
New Classics Band (60s-80s classics) at 4:30 Saturday
Ethyl & the Regulars (honky tonk & western swing) at 7 Saturday
Kari & Jerry at noon Sunday
AOA (blues) at 2 on Sunday

If you’re a music-lover, plan to spend the weekend in Parfet Park!.

Health and Civic Virtue

The library is hosting a program about chocolate this afternoon–explaining the health benefits and offering samples.  You have to love a health program like that!

City Council meets tonight and will disperse another round of neighborhood grants.  Watch it online or on cable channel 8..

Wild West Show x 2

Saturday will be exciting for Wild West lovers!  As part of Buffalo Bill Days, there will be a wild west show in Lions Park, starting at about 12:30.  The show will include trick roping, an Indian dancer, horses, cattle, trick shooting, and lots of other impressive stuff.

The Railroad Museum also plans some wild west action!  Come meet lawmen, outlaws, and other Victorian characters.  Visit an encampment of Buffalo Soldiers.  Ride around the museum grounds in one of the old passenger trains–but beware of train robberies!  It should be a lot of fun.

Check out all of the Buffalo Bill Days events, which run from Friday evening till Sunday afternoon..

Buffalo Bill Days

Today’s the big day!  The Fire Department Pancake breakfast runs from 6-10 AM, just west of 10th & Washington.  The parade starts at 10, and runs along Washington Avenue from 10th Street – 13th Street.  The Wild West Show starts at 12:30 in Lions Park (west end of 10th Street).

Today is a free admission day at Foothills Art Center, the Golden History Center, and the Astor House Hotel Museum.  The Clear Creek History Park will have people in period costume teaching pioneer skills..