Climb for free at Denver-area gyms this weekend for Global Climbing Day

By Danika Worthington

Thinking about giving climbing a try? This weekend is your chance.

For Global Climbing Day on Aug. 24, The North Face teamed up with more than 280 climbing gyms across the world, including 15 in Colorado, to offer free or discounted entry… Read more…

Savor Summer with Affordable Family Fun in Golden

By Amber Johnson

Golden offers ample entertainment for families and is filled with a variety of activities to help you savor summer.  Golden features all the fun of a mountain town without the drive up I-70 – perfect for a quick adventure with kids no matter where you are coming from in the Denver Metro area.   Our favorite type of summer escape – fun, affordable (or free) and nearby.  What’s not to love?  Read more…

Preview of October Events

Colorado School of Mines Homecoming and Alumni Weekend (continues through Saturday) Foothills Art Center Town Hall Meeting
Friends of the CSM Geology Museum Lecture:  From
The Comstock To Caribou – The Minerals And The Washoe Process
Golden High School
Homecoming Bonfire and Spirit Rally
Golden Rotary
International Golf Classic
Golden High School Homecoming Parade on Washington Avenue
Golden’s First Friday
Golden Farmers Market
– LAST ONE for the season
Golden Kids Clothes Swap
10 Year Anniversary Party at Grateful Bread
The Princess and the Pea at Miners Alley Playhouse (also 10/10 and 10/17)
Halloween Costumes sewing class at The Stitching Factory
4th Annual Golden Tour of Solar Homes Reception and Green Expo
Golden Super Cruise – LAST ONE for the season
Rock Project Party at Earth Treks
Global Grubbing:  Nepal – Fundraiser/Awareness Event for Human Trafficking
Courthouse Hill and School of Mines Walking Tour
Preschool Nature Nuts:  Creepy Crawlies (also 10/8 and 10/10) at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
TriceraTOTs at Dinosaur Ridge
Back to Basic Cyclocross Series

Community Open House
Radical Reels Film Tour
at the American Mountaineering Center (also 10/9 and 10/10)
Instrumental Concert at Golden High School
Colorado Rails and Cocktails
at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Murder, Mayhem and Madness
(also 10/17, 10/18, 10/23, 10/25, 10/26, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31)
Kids Saturday Morning Make-and-Take
:  Smitten with Mittens at the RMQM Office
Dinosaur Discovery Day
– National Fossil Day (and Girl Scout Day) at Dinosaur Ridge
Homesteaders’ Day
at Clear Creek History Park
Knock Your Boots Off Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-off

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Concert – World Tour
Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Intriguing Points About Antlers
at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Sunday at the Museum
– Elizabeth’s Ohio Star
Happy Hour and Friendraiser
Increasing the Online Impact of Your Small Business at the Golden Library
Golden Beer Talks
– A Coffee Journey to Sumatra at Windy Saddle Café
Jeffco Innovators’ Workshop
– BIG DATA:  Big Opportunity or Big Hype? at Golden City Hall
Black Diamond Launch Party
at Bent Gate Mountaineering
Choir Concert at Golden High School
Beautiful Junk Sale
at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (also 10/17)
16th Annual Healthy Fair
at Bell Middle School
17th Annual GCB Chilifest at Golden City Brewery
Halloween Tales & Trails
at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Golden Votes
– March to the Ballot Box and Iron-Jawed Angels at the Golden Library
Bats are Strange and Wonderful!
at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Boo!  Who’s Been Watching Your Garden?
at Clear Creek History Park
Geocaching and Earthcaching 101 at the Golden Library
Tuesday Night Book Group at the Golden Library
New Horizons:  NASA’s Mission to Pluto
at Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Game Lounge for Tweens at the Golden Library
Fast Food: How to make healthy meals for the family on the go!
at Golden Neighborhood Health Center
Civil War History in Colorado at the Golden History Center
Twisted Tales:  A Murder in Wonderland at the Golden Library
Fall Mineral, Book and Fossil Sale at CSM Geology Museum (also 10/25)
DOVE’s Annual Benefit Celebration at Colorado School of Mines
Dakota Blonde at Acoustic Alley (Miners Alley Playhouse)
West Side Live! Presents
Justin Roth at Jefferson Unitarian Church
Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibit
– LAST DAY at the Foothills Art Center
It’s What We Do:  25 Years of Collecting and 25th Anniversary
– LAST DAY at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Front Porch
Golden Book Club at Golden Community Center
Golden Bicycle Cruise
– Zombies – LAST CRUISE for the season
Halloween Costume Open Studio at the Foothills Art Center
Lecture:  Bone-Headed Dinosaurs
at Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center
Energy Africa Conference
at Colorado School of Mines 0also 10/30)
Opening Day for In the British Tradition:  Hand-Stitched Reproduction Quilts by Carolyn König
Thirsty Thursday
– YETI Night!
Run Free:  The True Story of Caballo Blanco
at the American Mountaineering Center
Halloween Crazy Days on Washington Avenue
Trick or Treat Train
at the Colorado Railroad Museum (also 11/1)
Family Halloween Party at the Haunted Grange (Golden Gate Grange)