August 1st is Colorado Day–the anniversary of date we became a state. To celebrate, admission to all state parks is free today! We have a nice one, not far awy: Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
Closer to home, don’t forget the First Friday Street Fair tonight, from 5-9, or Movies and Music in the Park, starting at 7. We’ll have just a sliver of a moon, and it should be an enchanting night in Golden.
Golden City Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves will have her monthly “Coffee with a Councilor” tomorrow morning at 10, at Bean Fosters.
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Tomorrow night, the Chamber will be hosting the First Friday Street Fair from 5-9. The theme this month is Hops & Vines – featuring wine at the street fair for the first time. Music will be by Bradford Junction. Altitude Aerial Performers, food vendors, and entertainment for the kids will be on hand. The Street Fair takes place on Washington Avenue, between 12th and 13th Streets.
Be sure to visit the Quilt Museum during the Street Fair, because they’ll be holding an opening reception for their new exhibit, the “Evolutions Juried Quilt Challenge.” The reception runs from 5-8, and admission is free!
After hanging out at the Street Fair and checking out the Quilt Museum, you can wander over to Parfet Park, because the City will be hosting Movies and Music in the Park! Flock of Beagles will be playing 80s music, starting at 7. At dusk, they’ll be showing The Wizard of Oz. Sure, you’ve seen it before, but have you ever seen it on a giant screen? Bring a blanket or a lawn chair (or both, so you can bundle up in your lawn chair), and follow the yellow brick road.
This will be a perfect Golden evening!
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This is the final day of the annual Buffalo Bill Days celebration.
There will be a community worship service in Parfet Park this morning from 9-10:15. The Muttin Bustin’ contest takes place in Lions Park from 10-1. A duck race take place starting at 1, at the pedestrian bridge over Clear Creek at Illinois Street. There will be free train rides from 11-5 starting at the Visitors Center, at 10th & Washington.
The Golden Center of Dance will perform from 10:30-11:30. Two Girls with Guitars will play from 12-1:30, and an Eagles tribute band will play from 2-5. There will be food, beer, merchandise, and rides from 10-5 in Parfet Park.
We’ll have two car shows going on downtown. Those in vicinity of 11th and Washington will be “Orphan” cars. These are cars whose parent companies are no longer in existence. The cars on Washington Avenue, from 11th -13th, are classics and street rods.
If none of that appeals to you, go to Foothills Art Center at 2 for a lecture on “Spiritualism in France, 1900.” The curator of the current Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit will conduct a tour of the exhibit at 3.
Have fun today!
Come downtown today to enjoy our 60th Annual Buffalo Bill Days! Here are the highlights:
6-10 Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, 10th & Arapahoe
10 Parade on Washington Avenue, from 10th -13th.
12:30 Wild West Show in Lions Park (10th & Maple)
10-10 Music, food, crafts, and rides in Parfet Park (10th and Washington)
For more details, check our Buffalo Bill Days Events Schedule.
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Buffalo Bill Days starts in Parfet Park tonight at 5. There will be live music, food vendors, rides for the kids, and craft vendors. For more music options, see today’s Golden Business News.
Just to give you a head start for tomorrow’s events, the pancake breakfast runs from 6-10 at the fire station, at 10th & Arapahoe. The parade starts at 10, on Washington Avenue between 10th and 13th Streets. The complete schedule is listed on www.golden.com/buffalo-bill-days.htm, and even more information is available on the Buffalo Bill Days website.
If you’re looking for an event that has nothing to do with Buffalo Bill, go see The Odd Couple at Miners Alley, or attend film night at Foothills Art Center, where they’ll be showing Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris at 5:30.
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This summer, music teacher Heather Malm has been offering Music in the Park, and the youngsters have been having a wonderful time. Every Friday, Heather introduces the children to a different instrument.
Tomorrow morning, the group will be learning about percussion instruments, using drums, buckets, pots, pans, and even park equipment to make some music in the park!
Children 3 and up are invited to participate at 10 AM. Children 2 and under can come at 10:30. New Loveland Mine Park is located at 1309 5th St. (map). A $5 donation per child is suggested.
Buffalo Bill Days
If you’re wondering about events in Parfet and Lions Park this weekend, check our Complete Schedule of Buffalo Bill Days events!
The Sustainability Board will meet tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They will be discussing their priorities for the year, extending the Pay As You Throw program, and project responsibilities for individual board Members. See their meeting packet for the agenda, minutes of the previous meeting, and a list of their assignments for the year.
City Council meets tomorrow night at 6:30. They will discuss the City’s current financial status, consider whether to authorize a 10 year franchise agreement with Comcast, and consider authorizing a new contract for bus advertising shelters within the city. They will also decide whether to permit rezoning of the Golden Community Center to retroactively allow the HVAC system that was installed on the roof several months ago. The new HVAC system exceeds the height limit allowed under current zoning. Neighbors object to the loss of view caused by the new system. Since the cost of moving the system is high, the City wants to change the zoning to permit it, rather than moving it. The Planning Commission did not support this change, as it does not comply with current codes, but City Council may, since they are responsible for staying within the budget.
The study session after City Council’s business meeting will cover a proposed smoking ban, removal of traffic signals at 4th and Kimball on Heritage Road, and the planned Fall Fitness Challenge. For more information, view the agenda online. The meeting will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 8 or through the City’s website.