Natural Grocers is OPEN!

Natural Grocers in Golden Colorado

Our new Natural Grocers store officially opens Tuesday, October 21, with a Grand Opening Celebration that continues through November 1st. If you’re anxious to see the store, you’re in luck, because even though the official opening is tomorrow, they’re having a “soft” opening right now.  Visit the store, and check out their very appealing selection of produce and other natural and organic foods!

To celebrate the Grand Opening, they have several drawings going for prizes, including grass fed beef, a Cuisinart Food Processor, a Vitamix Blender, an iPad, an iPod, a bike, and a $500 gift card to Natural Grocers!  Be sure you stop by the store and enter your name.  Over the next several weeks, they’ve scheduled many cooking and nutrition events in the store.

The store hours are Mon-Sat 8AM-9:04PM, and Sun 8AM-7:06PM.

Natural Grocers  |  2401 East St.  |  303-279-2500  |  map

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Paintings of Pumpkins and Painting Pumpkins

Pumpkin Painting with Golden Fiber Arts at Art on the Brix in Golden Colorado

This Wednesday (the 22nd) is an Early Release Day at Jeffco Schools, and Golden Fiber Arts has an exciting activity planned: Pumpkin Painting! It’s for Kids ages 6 – 12 years old. Come spend your early release afternoon painting gorgeous gourds for Halloween! From 1:30-3:30pm, we’ll host a pumpkin painting class.  This is a special Kids and Family Class, so come join us for instruction geared just for you. Drop off your 6-12 year old, or sign up with them and each painter will create their own 16 X 20 inch acrylic masterpiece with step-by-step instruction and encouragement to create and enjoy art! Register. $35

If you sign up for the class, you are also invited to a FREE pumpkin-painting party from 3:30pm-4:30pm!  (This time, you’ll be painting ON REAL pumpkins!)

Art on the Brix  |  1299 Washington Avenue  |  Suite 180  |  720-346-8717

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Looking for a New Creative Outlet?

Glasscraft glass-blowing classes

Glasscraft offera studio classes for beginning through advanced students.  They also sell glass crafting supplies, and rent their studio for independent glass work.

Glasscraft  |  411 Violet Street  |  303-278-4670  | Map

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ChiliFest Today at Golden City Brewery

ChiliFest at Golden City Brewery in Golden Colorado

Golden City Brewery is hosting a ChiliFest today, starting at noon.  $10 buys you a GCB mug with spoon, a beer, and unlimited chili tastings.  Try chili beers from several Golden breweries and vote to see who has the best.  All proceeds will be donated to the food bank at the Christian Action Guild.

Golden City Brewery  |  920 12th Street  | 303-279-8092  |  Map

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Cowboy Carnival Tomorrow

Adio Chiropractic is hosting their third annual Cowboy Carnival tomorrow (Saturday, October 18th) in the Kohl’s/Home Depot parking lot.  Bring the family!   Wear your best western duds!   Bouncy houses, games, free food, fire truck, pumpkin painting, hay rides, and much more!  Tell your friends!

Bring your new and used blankets to donate!!!

Adio Chiropractic  |  14828 W. 6th Ave, Suite 16-B   |  303-601-3820  |  map

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Dylan Went Electric Closes This Weekend

Miners Alley - Dylan Went Electric

You only have 3 opportunities left to see Dylan Went Electric at Miners Alley Playhouse.  It closes Sunday night.

In a Bohemian tavern in Greenwich Village, 1969, witty and eccentric characters explore the truth of their life and times.  Featuring live music, original songs, and an onstage bar (which will be open to the audience at intermission!), you will be transported back to the colorful and tumultuous time of the 1960s.

The remaining shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday afternoon at 2.

Miners Alley Playhouse  |  1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200  |  (303) 935-3044  |  Map

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Fall Cookie Decorating

fall cookie decorating at 5 Star Gluten-Free Bakery

Our new 5 Star Gluten Free Baking Company will host a Fall Cookie Decorating party this Saturday, October 18th, at 1 PM.  The Bakery will provide the cookies, frosting, sprinkles, etc….and clean up the mess afterwards!  The cost is $7 per child.  Please register in advance by emailing info@5starglutenfree.com or calling 303-278-1550.

5 Star Gluten Free Bakery  |  811 12th St.  |  720-432-6755  |  Map

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Celebrate with the Golden Bodyworker

Golden Bodyworker in downtown Golden Colorado

The Golden Bodyworker invites you to celebrate with them on Thursday October 16th from 4:30-7:30PM.  They were recently named the “Best Message Company in Golden” and Dan Stepner was named the “Best Message Therapist in Golden” by the Golden Transcript.  Join them for the 5:30 ribbon cutting, free chair massages, food, beverages, music, prizes, and more.  Congratulations to the Golden Bodyworker and Dan Stepner!

Golden Bodyworker  | 1300 Jackson #B200 | 303-278-1337

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Chili Recap

Thanks to the Golden Chamber for another delightful Beer Tasting & Chili Cookoff, and thanks to Coors Distributing Company for sponsoring it.  Here are the winners:

RED CHILI
1st Place – Phil Atkinson – Phil’s Finest Chili
2nd Place – Ascendant Title – 7 Bean Bison
GREEN CHILI
1st Place – David Jooster –  Dave’s Chili Verde
2nd Place – Erik Wilczewski – D.E.L icious Green Chili
OTHER CHILI
1st Place –  Ted & Stephanie Strauch – Beer Can White Chicken Chili
2nd Place – Kris Fulcomer – Toxic
RESTAURANT – ONSITE- RED
1st Place – Abby George – Barrels and Bottles Brewery – Barrel-ly Chili
RESTAURANT – OFFSITE – RED
1st Place – The Vista @ Applewood Golf Course – Smoked Brisket Chili
2nd Place – Cafe 13 – Chef Dave’s Red
RESTAURANT –  OFFSITE – GREEN
1st Place –  Kenny Holton – D’Deli – Da Chili
2nd Place – Brian Ormerod – Tommyknockers – Goldrush Green Pork Chili
RESTAURANT – OTHER
1st Place –  Neal Wise – Rolling Hills Country Club – Pappa’s White Bean Chicken Chili
2nd Place – The Vista @ Applewood Golf Course – Vegetarian Green
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – BEST BOOTH
1st Place – Jeanne Umbrecht, Deb Robinson, Debbie Holton – 3 Girls Gone Wild
2nd Place – Mike Morse – Colorado Virility Chili
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – BEST CHILI
1st Place –  Mike Morse – Colorado Virility Chili
2nd Place – Jeanne Umbrecht, Deb Robinson, Debbie Holton – 3 Girls Gone Wild

BEER AWARDS
BEST WITH GREEN – Mike’s – Blood Orange
BEST WITH RED – Lagunitas –
BESTSELLER BEER (most likely to buy) –  Mike’s Blood Orange
BEST HEATQUENCHING BEER –  Tommyknockers’ IPA and a Half
BEST BEER BOOTH – Tommyknckers

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Witches Tea at the Briarwood Inn

Witch's Tea at the Briarwood Inn

The Briarwood Inn will host their annual Witches Tea on Saturday afternoon, October 25th, from 10-2.  Dress up in your witchiest finery (or don’t–it’s optional!) and enjoy tea, scones, soup, sandwiches, and desserts.  Get in the Halloween spirit!

Briarwood Inn   | 1630 8th Street   |  303-279-3121   |  Map

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