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Civics & Spooks

Golden Votes and the Golden Library are hosting Civic Matters: An Afternoon of Film and Discussion from 12:30-5 today. An afternoon of film and discussion as Golden Votes presents two films about American politics.  Light snacks provided, registration required.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Bob Roberts – 1992 Documentary-style look at the fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an arch-conservative folk singer turned politician.

3:45 – 5 p.m. Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado – The extraordinary story of elected women in Colorado. The compilation of oral histories from past and current female elected officials is the foundation for this documentary film. Q&A with the Film’s producer.


This is the final day for the Whale of a Used Book Sale at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (map). This is Bag Day, where for just $6 you can fill one grocery-sized bag with books. What a deal! They’re open from 11AM-3PM today.


Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad MuseumThe Railroad Museum is running the Trick or Treat Train again today from 10AM-4PM.  It’s full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum! The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Trick or Treating. Catch a ride behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande Steam Locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume.


Live Music:
THE BUFFALO ROSE – James Speiser at 2PM


Head to Matthews/Winters Park this afternoon from 4-6PM for Ghost Towns and Ghost Stories. Learn about the ghost town of Mt. Vernon under your feet, make a spooky craft, and take a short walk to the cemetery for ghost stories. Dress for the weather, in layers for the chilly October evening. Sturdy hiking shoes and a flashlight are recommended.

All ages. No registration required. There will be two guided hikes and story times. The first will leave the picnic area at 4:30 pm & the second at 5:30 pm.

You will meet the educator at the picnic area of Matthews/Winters Park, 1103 Highway 26, Golden, CO (map)