Opening Night for A Christmas Carol and a Compelling Reason to Avoid Denver and Shop Local

November 26, 2021

Golden Eye Candy – Patrick Klein – The Big Dig, November 2021 – click to enlarge

Virtual Events

6-6:55AM HIIT
8:30-9:30AM Virtual Power Training
8:30-9:25AM Strength and Cardio
11AM-12PM All Levels Yoga Virtual

Real World Events

1-2PM The Friday Tour @ Colorado Railroad Museum
11AM-12PM All Levels Yoga Virtual

7:30PM A Christmas Carol – Opening Night
Written By Charles Dickens
Adapted By Josh Hartwell
Directed by Len Matheo This hilarious, fast-paced adaptation uses only six actors to bring Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than simple props, fun physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this brand-new adaptation that is destined to become your favorite holiday celebration! Our yearly tradition is back and it’s better than ever! With new casting and new characters, Miners Alley’s A Christmas Carol is the perfect antidote to holiday stress!

Live Music

5-8PM Shawn Eckels @ Golden Mill

7-10PM Bunny Blake @ the Sky Bar – Buffalo Rose

7PM Message in a Bottle @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)

8PM Karaoke @ Wrigley’s
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern

Golden History Moment

Colorado Transcript – November 22, 1962 – click to enlarge

Since today is Black Friday, here’s my annual reprint of various Transcript reminders to avoid Denver and SHOP LOCAL.

Dr. Perry Kelly has two or three cases of small pox in the country east of us, all of which come into the county from Denver, where the loathsome disease is quite prevalent…. Our county commissioners should institute a quarantine against them at once.
Colorado Transcript
, March 13, 1889

As that passage demonstrates, the Transcript tended to regard Denver with suspicion when it came to infectious diseases.

The small pox epidemic in Denver has caused considerable worry in Golden, and hundreds of people in this community have taken the precaution of being vaccinated. City Health Officer Kemble reports that there are no cases of the disease here.
Colorado Transcript, December 8, 1921

An outbreak in 1921 impinged on our holiday social season:

Firemen’s Dance
Once of the most enjoyable events of the season will be the annual Firemen’s masquerade dance which will be held at the Golden opera house on Friday evening, December 30th…. On account of the prevalence of small pox in Denver the committee has decided not to have a costumer come from Denver, but urges that dancers furnish their own outfits.

Colorado Transcript, December 22, 1921

The fear of small pox fit right in with the Transcript’s long-running campaign to encourage people to Shop Local:

Golden merchants have an excellent line of Christmas goods and there is no use in journeying to Denver to buy your Christmas goods. Besides, look at the danger of getting murdered, held up, run over or contracting small pox. Buy at home, help your home town and be safe.
Colorado Transcript, December 22, 1921

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!