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Wildflowers, Bluegrass, and the Library

The Lookout Mountain Nature Center is having their annual Wildflower Festival today from 10-4.  Celebrate the incredible diversity and importance of native wildflowers through fun activities for the whole family. Explore stations on wildflowers and pollinators, learn to identify invasive weeds, listen to a plant story, enjoy a wildflower hike, and browse the native plants available for sale. Kids can makes crafts and watch a puppet show. Plant Stories at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Wildflower hikes at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Hikes will take place on our easy 1 mile Forest Loop trail. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Have your face painted Hike with a naturalist and identify flowers along the way Explore the role of pollinators Learn to identify invasive weeds Buy native plants for your own home Draw and build wildflowers Create take-home crafts and play games Explore how water conservation benefits your household and our community The majority of the festival is outside so please wear appropriate clothing and bring water and snacks as needed. Admission is FREE and registration is not required.

This is the final day of the Golden Music Festival, which runs from 11-2:30.  Today’s artists are Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic, Monocle Band, and Golden’s s own Thunder and Rain.  The Westside Flyers will perform before the music festival, starting at 10:20.  This festival is a fund-raiser for the Golden History Museums, and takes place at the Clear Creek History Park.

The Golden Library is having their grand re-opening celebration today from 12-5.  Join Summer Reading 2015 and help us reach our goal to read 1,000,001 minutes in Jeffco this summer. Kids and teens will receive a free book and prize pack upon sign up (while supplies last). Fun activities for all ages. Kids can go on a scavenger hunt for book celebrities, bling out a set of glasses, race with an egg and a spoon, and much more. Teens can test their engineering skills as they build a paper rollercoaster. Everyone can participate in a community art project by local artist AWOL.