Funding the Symphony and Selling the Astor House

June 17, 2019

The Downtown Development Authority will meet in City Council Chambers at 6:30. They will consider a grant request from the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra to help pay the costs associated with their free summer concert in Parfet Park. The Symphony is requesting $4900 to defray the $8560 cost of presenting the concert. According to the meeting memo, “The Grants Committee was divided on the application. One member is not in favor due to the repetitive nature of this request and because the City’s Special Events Committee offered some relief for Parfet Park fees. Another member supported the application as JSO is still actively pursuing other funding avenues.”

The DDA’s grant application form states that “The DDA does not intend to become a regular, anticipated funding partner with any organization. We hope that our limited funding will enable worthwhile organizations to establish permanent funding sources; rise to new levels of service; meet an urgent need or take advantage of a unique opportunity. Likewise, if we can help build a small or large improvement that will last for many years and contribute to life in Golden we are interested in making one-time or occasional contributions.”

Of course, it’s hard to find other funding sources for a free event, and it would be hard to point to a more appropriate funder than the Downtown Development Authority. According to their web page, their grants are intended “… to help businesses thrive, enhance arts and culture opportunities, and make downtown a wonderful place to visit.”

They will also hear a report about the Astor House. The committee that has been reviewing proposals recommends that the City sell the building to the owners of the Dove Inn. For details, review the meeting packet or watch the meeting….

Tonight’s 6PM lecture at the History Museum, Western Women through American Art, is sold out for members, but $10 tickets are still available for non-members. Museum members might want to call, to see if there have been any cancellations: 303-278-3557.

The Library will have Story Time Under the Stars from 7-7:30 this evening. It’s a special starry night Story Time for all ages. The lights dim as we read about the moon and stars and get ready for bed. Pajamas, blankies and stuffed animals encouraged. This event is suitable for babies, preschoolers, and toddlers.

New Terrain Brewing will host Fireside Pickers starting at 6PM.
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse will have Open Mic from 6:30-9:30.

Tuesday Preview:
10AM – Director’s Storytime and Craft at the Railroad Museum
11:30AM – ED Talks: Pikes Peak Batholith – Colorado Precambrian at the Geology Museum
1PM – UFOs in America at the Library (adults)
2PM – Local Liquor Licensing Authority
6PM – GURA and DDA Joint Open House
7PM – Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board

Blooms, Breweries, and Bikes, Councilors and Classic Cars in Golden

May 4, 2019

This should be a beautiful weekend in Golden, with a high of 70 both days. One week from today is Greener Golden day, which means you’ll be able to pick up your Garden in a Box between 12 and 3PM. If you haven’t ordered one yet, you’re in LUCK: they’re offering a $10 discount for last-minute orders, in addition to the $25 discount you can get if you’re a Golden resident. Those gardens are a great deal–healthy plants that come with planting and maintenance instructions. I’ve been ordering the Bees ‘N’ Blooms/Pollinators gardens for many years, and as a result have a yard full of perennials, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This year I’m branching out and buying a couple of Xeric Greatest Hits gardens.

Mountain Toad Brewing is hosting Storytime with Ginger from 11:30-12:30. Join Ginger Barrett for a fun storytime and activity at Mountain Toad! Ginger is an Usborne representative and there will be the opportunity to buy a book or two for your child after storytime. This event is free and open to all.

This is a BIG DAY for Karen Hertz at Holidaily Brewing. She is opening the new brewing facility (across the street from the taproom), which will triple their brewing capacity. It’s great to see a Golden business growing and thriving. Their ribbon cutting is at 12:30PM today. They are offering brewery tours today and tomorrow, but you must sign up for a slot.

On a somewhat related subject, Golden Moon Distillery, which had the ribbon cutting for their expansion on Thursday, is offering free distillery tours from 11AM-3PM today.

Optimists Club of Golden Colorado

The Golden Optimists Club are holding an Open House today from 1-5PM at their Bicycle Recycling shop. Learn about their bike repair project and see if you might like to lend a hand!

COFFEE WITH A COUNCILOR takes place today at 3PM at Cafe 13. This is your chance to discuss Golden issues with Councilors Casey Brown and Saiorse Charis-Graves. Want to check the status on the building moratorium and building code changes? Or the City’s purchase of the Coors office building and a bunch of property in Goosetown? Or citizen efforts to raise funds for open space, affordable housing, or the cultural organizations? Here’s your chance to discuss it with the ones who know it best!

The Golden Concert Choir will give their spring concert this afternoon: Celebrations of Walt Whitman. Learn more….

The Golden Super Cruise officially starts up for the year today! If you admire classic cars, visit South Golden Road between 5 and 8:30PM to ogle the cars and talk to the enthusiasts who have restored them.

Saturday Music:
Ace Hi Tavern – Karaoke at 9PM
Buffalo Rose – Knot Rock at 7:30 and 70s Tribute at 9:30
Dirty Dogs Roadhouse – The Resonators, 7-11PM
Wrigley’s Chicago Bar & Grill – Look Both Ways, 4-8PM

Sunday Preview:
8-9AM Coffee with a Ranger at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Please bring your own cup.
4PM Jefferson Symphony’s Cinco de Mayo Concert

March Events in Golden

March 1, 2019

From Andrew Terrill’s ‘Above the Clouds’ exhibit, currently on display at the Golden History Museum

Here’s a preview of some of the events in Golden this month. For the details, check the Calendar of Events.

Buffalo Bill Lecture by Steve Friesen (OLLI)
CRRM – Friday Tour: Highlights
Instrumental Concert
Final Weekend for Lost in Yonkers
Coffee with a Councilor
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Golden Elks Book Sale
Young King Arthur at Miners Alley
CSM Geology Museum Book, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
Coffee with a Ranger
Final Performance of Lost in Yonkers
Golden Elks Book Sale
Train Talks at the Railroad Museum
Hexie Ladies – English Paper Piecing Group
Bell PTA
Golden Library Textile Society
Community Meeting – Proposed Heritage Square Exchange
Community Blood Drive
How Maps Reveal (and Conceal!) History at Mines
Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics at Golden History Museum
Trout Unlimited
Dinosaur Talk: Ceratopsians
Wee Create : Stamp Art at the Library
The Continua between Carlin-type Gold Deposits and Distal Disseminated and Epithermal Gold-Silver Deposits in Nevada at Mines
Friday Tour at the Railroad Kitchen’s
Behind the Scenes Tour at the RR Museum: Roundhouse Projects
Golden Elks Horse Races
Golden Elks Mental Health First Aid Class
MOMS Club of Golden
Unconventional Women of the West at the History Museum
Golden Safety Academy
Golden High School PTA
Golden Beer Talks: Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Golden Lunch Bunch – Colorado School of Mines Alumni
Pi Day Celebration
Dinosaur Talk: Pachycephalosaurs
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Gravity Blast Workshop at the Community Center
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Freaky Friday at the Library
Beautiful Junk Sale at the Fairgrounds
Foothills Art Center Class: Painting Spring Flowers
Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters Carnival at Mines
Golden High School Theater: Big Fish
Teens After Hours at the Library: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
NREL Walking Campus
STEM Girls at the Library
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age at Bell
Director’s Storytime and Craft
Library Book Group: Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Golden Area Elementary Instrumental Music Concerts
Full Moon
Dinosaur Talk: Archosaurs (Crocs, Dactyls, and Avians)
Free Legal Advice for Elders
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Opening Weekend for Our Town at Miners Alley
Foothills Art Center Class: Next Steps in Encaustic
West Side Live! Presents Denver Opera Collective “Love Letters and Arias
25 Spring Break Begins – CSM and Jeffco Schools
3/25-29 Model Railroads (Colorado Railroad Museum)
3/25-29 Academies for Young Minds (Colorado School of Mines)
3/26-28 Spring Break Camp (Dinosaur Ridge)
3/25-29 Coconut Camp (Golden Community Center)
3/25-27 Spring Break Fun (Golden Library)
3/27-29 Spring Break Art Camp (Foothills Art Center)
Front Porch Book Club – Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World by Hans Rosling
Golden History Museum: Meet the Chicks
Women’s HERstory Month Celebration at the Mountaineering Center
Dinosaur Talk: Sauropods
Ukulele Wednesday at the Library
Dinosaur Talk: Mammals
Planning and Zoning Educational Event
Friday Tour at the RR Museum
Prom Swap Day at the Library
Drawing for People Who Think They Can’t at Foothills Art Center
Opening Day for Three Billy Goats Gruff at Miners Alley
Jefferson Symphony Concert