A Really Long Fathers Day, Brunch, Music, and Talkies

June 20, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Chris Davell – click to enlarge

Summer Solstice…and Fathers Day!

This is Fathers Day, so if you have a father in your life, make much of him!

This is also the summer solstice–the longest day of the year. The sun will rise at 5:32AM and set at 8:31PM, giving us 14 hours, 59 minutes and 15 seconds of daylight!


Virtual Events

Guess what? Most churches are back to having in-person services (though several continue to offer online services or recordings), so this is the last week I’ll be posting online church services.

Calvary Episcopal Church | Faith Lutheran Church | First United Methodist Church | Flatirons Community Church | Golden Church of Christ | Golden Presbyterian Church | Hillside Community Church | Jefferson Unitarian Church | Rockland Community Church | St. Joseph Catholic Church


Real World Events

11AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose
11AMGrateful Dad Day @ Over Yonder Brewing

LIVE MUSIC:
12PM Maynard Mills Blues Band at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
12PM Ethan Michael & The Fuzzheads at Goosetown Station
2PM Alibi at Golden Mill
3PM Midnight Vinyl at Wrigley’s
4PM Ninety Percent 90s @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
6PM Eddie Turner w/ Special Guests Eef & the Blues Express @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)
8PM Karaoke Contest at Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment

Donovan Affair 2 poster.jpg

The first “talkie” shown in Golden – image source: Wikipedia

92 Years Ago
The June 20, 1929 Colorado Transcript announced that the Gem Theatre was installing equipment that would allow them to show “Talkies.” The first movie with sound would be shown on Friday June 21st: The Donovan Affair.

The article explained that, in addition to the work of installing the “talking equipment,” the theater manager had to work on the acoustics of the theater. He installed 600 yards of draperies on the walls to deaden sound and do away with echoes. He was still working to overcome spots in the theater where the sound didn’t carry. The theater planned to continue offering a special low price on Thursday evenings, with silent movies costing 10-25 cents and talkies costing 15-30 cents, “which is considerably lower than most theaters which are running the high class of pictures shown at the Gem.”

The following week’s Transcript reported that Golden movie fans greeted their first Talkie enthusiastically, and that the acoustics were perfect!


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.

Homesteading, Ink, Free Ice Cream, Luau, Dreams, Dinosaur of the Month, Comedy, Music, and Natural Gas

June 19, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Nancy Torpey – The M from North Table Mountain – click to enlarge

Real World Events

8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market
8AM Be a Tool! Neighborhood Rehab Project Day of Service
9:30AM Walk With a Geologist @ Dinosaur Ridge
10AM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10AM Homestead Open House @ Golden History Park
10:30AM Ink & Joy – Sumi e From the Heart @ Foothills Art Center
11AM-2PM Brunch at the Rose
11AM Free Scoop of Ice-Cream @ Golden Poultry & Meats
Donations will benefit BGoldN!
11AM Luau Open House @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
11AM Yarn Trunk Show @ Golden Quilt Company
1PM LAST DAY! The Stuff Dreams are Made of… @ Miners Alley Playhouse
12PM Wild West Walking Tour
2/3:30PM Nature Journal Club @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Canceled: 5PM Dinosaur of the Month Club Launch Party @ Dinosaur Ridge

Adam Carolla @ The Buffalo Rose
5PM – Pre-party in The Sky Bar
7PM – The Adam Corolla Show – Live Podcast
9:30PM – Adam Carolla is Unprepared – Standup Comedy
Tickets

LIVE MUSIC:
11AM Will Whalen @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
11AM Driven by Turmoil / Project X at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
2PM In Plain Air at Golden Mill
4PM Bad Candy at Wrigley’s
5PM Chris Laxamana @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
5PM Cool Shade at Goosetown Station
6PM Wylie Jones at Ace Hi Tavern
6PM Man of 1000 Songs at Golden Moon Speakeasy
9PM Karaoke at Ace Hi Tavern


Golden History Moment


Announcement about natural gas – Colorado Transcript, June 19, 1930 – click to enlarge

91 Years Ago
The June 19, 1930 Colorado Transcript announced that the Public Service Company of Colorado planned to bring natural gas to Golden, provided it could solicit enough subscribers. Coors Porcelain and the Golden Fire Brick Company had already contracted for gas service. Public Service thought it improbable that they would service the north side of town, but expected to find enough subscribers to bring gas to the business district and all residences on the south side of the Creek.

They company found enough subscribers to ask City Council for a franchise by mid-July, and after that, the Transcript followed the installation process with interest throughout the summer.


1930s-era Transcript ads for appliances offered by Public Service Company and Colorado Central Power Company – click to enlarge

A scan through the newspapers of the next few years shows that natural gas was good for the Transcript. The Colorado Central Power Company had always been a good advertiser. Now Public Service also had appliances to sell.


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.


COVID Information

COVID Vaccine Appointments
State of Colorado: Where You Can Get Vaccinated
Jeffco Public Health Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000
State Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-268-2926.

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

More Public Health References
Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden


Great Views, Crafts, Comedy, Music, and History

June 18, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Liz Bettis – Keeping a Lookout on Lookout – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM Virtual HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
10:30-11:15AM Play and Learn with the Library
11:40AM-12:30PM All Levels Yoga Virtual
4-5PM Friday Crafternoons
2-4:30PM Chaos Control – Become a Dungeons and Dragons Master


Real World Events

3PM Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic @ Foothills Animal Shelter

Adam Carolla @ The Buffalo Rose
5PM – Pre-party in The Sky Bar
7PM – The Adam Corolla Show – Live Podcast
9:30PM – Adam Carolla is Unprepared – Standup Comedy
Tickets

LIVE MUSIC:
4PM
 Cool Shade at Coda Brewing
5PM Chris Laxamana @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage – outdoor patio)
5PM Van Crulen at Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
5PM Panhandle Daddyz at Goosetown Station
5PM Jesh Yancey Duo @ Over Yonder
6PM Mr. David Booker at Golden Moon Speakeasy
6PM Bunny Blake Music @ Miners Saloon
6PM Edsel’s Garage at Wrigley’s
9PM Karaoke at Ace Hi Tavern


Golden Business News

Clear Creek Commons (apartments for 55+) currently has a one bedroom apartment overlooking the Creek available.


Golden History Moment


1959 Centennial Parade – photo courtesy of Donna Plummer

62 Years Ago
Golden celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1959, and the June 18th, 1959 Colorado Transcript reported on the success of the event. It said that thousands of people thronged the streets of Golden.

The event kicked off on Friday night, when Charles Ryland and RIchard Ronzio gave a talk and slide show covering Golden’s first 100 years.

There was a big parade on Saturday, with the theme One Hundred Years of Progress, showing the advances Golden had made since 1859. The parade included “about six hundred horses, floats carrying an estimated one thousand persons, a colorful pageant depicting the early days of Golden, several bands and musical groups, and many antique autos as well as a ‘jeep’ patrol.”

Lu Holland (owner of the Holland House Hotel–now the Table Mountain Inn) brought a yoke of oxen to the parade, and Pete Morrison drove them. The Jaycees sponsored a street dance, which brought a large crowd downtown. The merchants had decorated their store windows with centennial-related displays.

There was a gunslinging contest where participants were judged by speed and accuracy. The first four prizes were guns, and the next six winners received cash prizes.

The celebration was capped with a gymkhana (equestrian skill contest) on Sunday on “the old Rodeo Grounds on South Table Mountain.”

Author’s Note: My interest in Golden history went from “casual” to “serious” when I was asked to do a slideshow of Golden history for Golden’s 150th anniversary! They showed it on a giant screen in Lions Park. I think they’re still showing that slideshow on the TV at Cafe 13. I also took a video of the parade for that event, which you can see on YouTube!


The Golden Transcript (originally called the Colorado Transcript) has been publishing since 1866. The Golden History Museum has been working on digitizing the historic issues. You’ll find old Transcripts online at coloradohistoricnewspapers.org.


COVID Information

COVID Vaccine Appointments
State of Colorado: Where You Can Get Vaccinated
Jeffco Public Health Vaccine Call Center: 303-239-7000
State Vaccine Hotline: 1-877-268-2926.

Golden Testing Sites
Mines COVID Testing | Jeffco Fairgrounds COVID Testing

More Public Health References
Sign up for exposure notifications | CDC | Colorado | Jefferson County | City of Golden