Coming Events

OLLI Class - History of Golden

Golden History
OLLI classes are starting this week. For those who are unfamiliar with OLLI, it’s a nationwide program of classes for people 50 and older. The classes cover a wide variety of topics, including current events, the arts, history–basically whatever someone wants to teach a class about. Classes for our part of the Denver metro area are held in the Unitarian church on 32nd St. OLLI charges a flat fee of $130 per term, and you can take as many classes as you like for that fee.

Gene Child and I are teaching a Golden History class, starting this Thursday and meeting once a week for six weeks. There are still openings. If you’re interested, sign up through the OLLI website. If you have questions, feel free to contact me at or 303-278-2701.

Youth Mental Health
Jefferson Center for Mental HealthA Youth Mental Health First Aid class will be given on Oct 7 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Golden Community Center. The class will be conducted by staff from the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people (ages 12-18). The course introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention.

The class is free, open to the public, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The class is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden. To register, go to

Accelerate Your Business
Traxion is offering a fall business accelerator program. Is it right for your business? The ideal company for this program would be:

– Early-stage (start-up)
– Located or willing to be located in Golden, CO
– Technical differentiation (no specific vertical market)
– Scalable / large market opportunity
– Specifically looking for support with establishing their business and growing locally
– Access to a large network of local angel investors for early stage financing opportunities

Building from our previous programs, the format for our fall 2017 accelerator is: 1 class / week x 5 classes held between 10/4-11/8; 2 hours per class in the evening (1.5 hours of teaching and 1/2 hour allocated to industry speaker)— refreshments provided! We’re capping enrollment for this series of classes at 5 companies.   Learn more and sign up.