Heart-Stopping Action and the Pounding of the Drums

Mayor's AwardAre you planning to nominate anyone for this year’s Mayor’s Awards?  The deadline is tomorrow  (Friday September 30th) at 5!  Learn more about the award and the criteria on the city website.

Tomorrow from 5:30-6, Earth Sweet Botanicals is offering a free talk about the diet:  “Fiber is Your Friend.

The Radical Reels Film Tour takes place this weekend (Friday and Saturday) at the Mountaineering Center.  See hair-raising films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more.  Buy tickets and learn more at the Colorado Mountain Club’s site.

Golden High School Drumline

Tomorrow night at 7PM, Golden High School’s award-winning Drumline will be performing in the school auditorium.  If you’ve never heard them, you should avail yourself of this opportunity!  It’s free, but donations are accepted.  701 24th Street (map)


Plan For A Big Thursday

Armory - Golden ColoradoTomorrow is the Community Needle-Free Flu Shot Day.  Stop by Connects Workspace in the Armory Building (1301 Arapahoe St.) between 11AM and 6:30PM to get your flu shot.  You’ll get to try Pharamajet’s needle-free jet injection technology, which is billed as “fast, comfortable, and easy.”  You’ll also receive a Sam’s Club Shopping Pass and a free drink at the Buffalo Rose.  $20.  Please bring your insurance card, if you have one.  Learn more and make reservations.   Walk-ins are also welcome.

Tomorrow night from 6-8, plan to visit Foothills Art Center for Art on Tap.  Enjoy  local craft beer from Golden City Brewery and an evening of trivia with Exhibitions Manager, Eriq Hochuli. Come with friends or a date and stay to test your art and general knowledge and win great local prizes!  This is free to members, $10 for non-members, $16 for couples.

Yet another Thursday option: from 6-8PM, you can attend a lecture at the Golden History Center about Central City: The Cornish, the Irish and Aunt Clara. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Beer, Beer, and Bikes (and Beer)

Golden Chamber Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-Off

The Golden Chamber is looking for volunteers for the October 15th Chili Cook-Off and Beer Tasting.  They need ID Checks, Ticket Checkers, Ticket Sellers, Beer Pourers, people to distribute cups and ballots, and people to check in the volunteers and cooks.  They also need someone to drive a moving truck at the beginning and end of the event.  A good time is GUARANTEED!  (Or at least highly probable.)  Funds raised at this event go towards Golden Chamber Community Projects, including the Golden High School Scholarship Fund, and to support St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Sign up to Volunteer!

Beer Museum

The Golden History Museums will hold an informational meeting about the Astor House Rehabilitation and the proposed Beer Museum on October 4th at 6PM at the History Center (923 10th St.).  Attendees will view a presentation about the projects, learn about the process and progress, and offer questions and comments to museum staff.  Learn more….

They are also running an online survey to gauge public opinion regarding the Beer Museum.  It closes on October 1st, so if you haven’t taken it yet, please do.

Tonight’s Golden Bike Cruise will be the second-to-last for the year.  The costume theme is “the 70’s.”  Next month will be the popular, but often cold, Zombie Cruise!  Food and beer available at 6PM and the ride starts at 7.

Hot Topics

This Week’s Meetings:
Tuesday – 7PM at the Community Center – Parks & Recreation
The Parks & Rec Board will review the Clear Creek Management plan, to discuss how we did this year in managing this valuable recreational resource.  The board is scheduled to discuss Creek Management with City Council in October.  The Parks Director will update the board on the status of the Parks Master Plan, and the status of the new skatepark being built in Ulysses Park.

Wednesday – 2:30PM in City Council Chambers – Local Licensing Authority
The Authority will review the Golden Hotel’s application to renew its liquor license, and will consider a request to transfer the tavern license for Urban Backyard (which has closed) back to the previous holder–Susie’s Bar & Grill.

Wednesday – 6:30PM in City Council Chambers – Sustainability Board
This agenda hasn’t been posted yet, but their topics will probably include waste & recycling at our big public events.

Tomorrow Night:
Information Night – Initiatives 3A and 3B
Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford Street, Golden, CO (map)
3a3bAli Lasell from the Jefferson County Board of Education and Steve Bell, Chief Operations Officer for Jefferson County schools, will be providing information about initiatives 3A & 3B on the ballot this November. Come and learn about how they will impact our schools! Everyone is welcome to join – this event is free and open to the public.

Golden Bike Cruise

Golden Bike Cruise
This month’s costume theme is the 1970s.  Beer and Food will be available starting at 6 and the ride starts at 7.

Going to the Golden Gallop?


Registration for the Golden Gallop opens at 6:30am at Parfet Park.

The 10K starts at 8am and the 5K at 8:15am.
Awards are at 9:40 and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 10am.

Tomorrow from 4-5:30, the Library is hosting a session of STEM Girls.  These sessions tend to fill, so register today.

chemistryEveryone knows that girls are awesome. Sadly though, as girls grow up, they’re far under-represented in science careers, and sometimes subliminally discouraged from even showing interest in these careers. We’re doing our part to change this course by offering STEM events just for girls where all ages are invited to play and learn in an open and nonjudgmental atmosphere. The events are led by Bell Middle School’s Girls in iSTEM Club. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

Tomorrow’s Topic: Chemistry.  Explore some of the basic (and messy!) concepts of chemistry with atomic models, Oobleck, a Rainbow Lab and more.

nextdoorAre you signed up with Nextdoor?  It’s an online discussion group used by a lot of people in Golden.  People sometimes use it to ask for recommendations for service providers.  It’s also used to discuss special events or future plans in the city.  It’s easy to sign up:  just go to www.nextdoor.com.

Local Business And Local Fun

44aptsIf you’ve been following the plan to build a 44 unit apartment building at 24th and Ford, you will be interested to hear that the decision to build has been appealed.  City Council will hear the case on October 13th.

This is a legal proceeding, and the city councilors aren’t allowed to discuss it outside of that night’s hearing.  So if you run into them at the grocery store, don’t try to engage them on the subject–they can’t talk about it.  There’s a note on the City’s homepage that explains the appeal process.

This is the second-to-last Farmer’s Market of the year, so GO–enjoy it while you can!  They’re there from 8AM-1PM.  This is also the last weekend for Thomas the Tank Engine‘s visit at the Railroad Museum.

Golden Gallop

Are you going to the Golden Gallop tomorrow morning?  You can run or you can walk, 5K or 10K.  There’s also a short fun run along the creek for kids.  If you don’t plan to run, just go downtown to watch–most of the participants live in Golden and it benefits the Golden Schools Foundation.  It’s fun!  The race starts at 8AM, led by Riley, the mustang mare!  Learn more.

Wild Weekend

Golden High School Homecoming paradeHomecoming parade – 2007

Come downtown for the GHS Homecoming Parade tonight at 5!  Then cheer on the home team at 7 at Marv Kay Stadium.

There’s a woodstove cooking class tomorrow morning at the Clear Creek History Park.  Participants will be making pies!  These classes often sell out, so call the Golden History Center to check, is you’re interested in attending:  303-278-3557.

Tomorrow afternoon, Earth Sweet Botanicals will offer a cooking class at 3PM:  Make Ahead Meals.

This will be the last weekend for Thomas the Tank Engine at the Railroad Museum, so if you’ve been meaning to go, buy your tickets now!

Homecoming Weekend

Fall on Clear Creek

Happy first day of fall!

Tomorrow is Homecoming for Golden High School.  The homecoming parade will go down Washington Avenue from 18th Street to 11th Street.  The homecoming game will start at 7PM at Marv Kay Stadium (at the west end of 12th Street).  Go Demons!

The School of Mines Homecoming is two weeks from now, on Saturday October 8th.

The Library will be a busy place for the next few days.

Baby Time 9:15-9:45
Toddler Time 10:15-10:45

Homework Help from 4-6PM.  Mines Students will be at the library to help students in grades 1-12 in any subject.  Just drop in!  They’re there every Wednesday and Thursday.

You can learn some simple card & magic tricks in the DIY Lab today from 5:30-7:30.  Learn the secrets and spend time practicing with a captive audience.  Kids are welcome, but if they’re 12 or under they should come with an adult.

DIY Lab for kids under 6 from 11-11:30.  This month they’ll be playing with watercolors!  It may get messy….

Freaky Friday from 2-3:30.  School’s out early on Friday, so the library will have games, Legos, and crafts!

Family Time 10:15-10:45

Raise a Reader from 12-4.
It’s fun! It’s free! And it’s at your library. Learn to Raise a Reader through engaging and playful activities. Create simple projects to take home and enjoy a snack while visiting local community organizations and businesses sharing helpful information.  Suitable for babies through elementary and their families.

Budgets, Flu Shots, and Al Gore

This morning’s CBAC meeting has been moved from City Council Chambers to the Community Center, so it will not be shown live on the website.  An audio recording of the meeting should be available later on the Agendas page.

Pharmajet needle-free injectorPharmajet Needle-Free Injector

Have you signed up for your needle-free flu shot yet?  The clinic will be held on September 29th at Connects Workspace in the Armory Building.  It’s a good opportunity to try a new technology, see a great old building, and greatly reduce your chances of getting flu this year.  Learn more about needle-free injections at www.pharmajet.com.  After your shot, you’ll be given a coupon for a free drink at the Buffalo Rose and a Sam’s Club shopper’s pass.  Register for a time slot and learn more.

Tomorrow night (Thursday 9/22) at 7PM, there will be a lecture at the Jefferson Unitarian Church (map).  Maggie Fox: Seeding Climate Action – Lessons from Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.  Maggie Fox led Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project for several years and recounts how they turned thousands of regular people worldwide into competent advocates for climate action. She’ll talk about lessons learned and then focus on the importance of the 2016 elections for climate issues and the renewable energy industry.  This event is presented by the Colorado Renewable Energy Society.  It is free and open to the public.  Networking with drinks and refreshments will be available after the presentation.  Learn more….

Sprucing Up The Roundabout

dandelion1A group of neighborhood gardeners will meet with City staff and a landscape architect this evening at 6PM to discuss the currently-weedy roundabout at Heritage Road and Eagle Ridge Drive.  If you have opinions or want to help with the project, plan to be at the southwest corner of the roundabout from 6-7 tonight.  Map

The Library has Lego Play & Build this afternoon from 4-5.  All ages are welcome.  The Library’s Tuesday Night Book Group meets from 6-7.  They will be discussing Tracy Kidder’s Strength in What Remains.  The group will be choosing book titles for January – June 2017 at this meeting.  Map