Do You Like Golfing?

The Golden Rotary Club’s second-biggest fund-raiser of the year (after the peach sale) is their Annual Golf Tournament.  This year’s tournament will be October 10th, at Fossil Trace.  If you’re a golfer, why not plan to attend?  $175 includes a pre-game sandwich, golf, cart, practice balls, potential prizes dinner, and 18 holes of golf at the “Best Front Range Golf Course” (Colorado Avid Golfer).

If golfing isn’t your thing, consider being a sponsor or contributing something to their silent auction.

The Rotary Club uses the funds for many local projects, including food for low-income school children, a monthly luncheon for needy seniors, food and toys at Christmas for needy Golden families, and college scholarships for Golden High School students.

For more information about the tournament, please download their brochure or check the tournament webpage.

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Cannons or Computers

The Buffalo Bill Museum is having a Western Roundup today from 12-4.  Meet Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Learn how a civil war cannon works. Shake hands with Native Americans and learn about their culture. These are just a few of the FREE activities you will be able to enjoy as we celebrate the end of another wonderful summer with Buffalo Bill’s Fall Roundup! Throughout the afternoon the Museum will highlight the skills and knowledge of our volunteers, provide craft and hands-on activities for kids, and offer an abundance of photo opportunities. The best part? Admission is free!

The Library is having one of their Stumped by Technology sessions today from noon till 2.  If you’re stumped by ebooks, ereaders, tablet computers, laptops, email, Internet searching, or Microsoft Office software (and who among us is not?), head to the library (1019 10th Street – map).  They’ll have people there who can help you.

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Something for Everyone

There are only 3 more farmers markets this year, including this morning’s.  They’ll be at 10th & Illinois from 8-1.

Heritage Square is hosting a car show today.  Any donations will be given to A Caretaker’s Wish.  This would be a beautiful day to visit the amusement park.  When’s the last time you rode down the alpine slide?

Thomas the Tank Engine is at the Railroad Museum again this weekend.  Don’t miss this year’s chance to see him.  Rumor has it that he now talks!

Dinosaur Ridge is hosting “Geohazards and Preparedness” today from 10-2.  Join them for gold panning and metal detecting.  Visiting experts will be on hand to teach you all about earthquakes, volcanos, landslides, rockfalls, radition, floods, wildfires, and other hazards.  Then of course, there are always dinosaur footprints and fossils to see.  Dinosaur Ridge is a National Natural Monument.

Barrels & Bottles Brewing is celebrating their 1st birthday today.  Stop by, have a beer, and congratulate them on their milestone!

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Go Demons!

This is Homecoming weekend for Golden High School.  There will be a parade on Washington Avenue at 5 o’clock.   The football game will begin at 7, at the North Area Athletic Complex, 19500 W. 64th Pkwy, Arvada (Map).

The award-winning Golden Dance Team (shown today on our home page) will perform, and overall, this should be a great hometown weekend!


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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Tomorrow night at 7, the 12th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns to the American Mountaineering Center with another incredible selection of films to change your world. Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar film-making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Learn more and register.

And remember Thirsty Third Thursday and An Evening with Amy Green tonight, both at the Mountaineering Center.

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Art, Literature, and Beer

Tomorrow night is the culmination of the 2014 Golden Reads program.  The author of this year’s book, Long Man, will be visiting Golden.  Come to the Mountaineering Center at 7 to hear author Amy Green read from and discuss her book.  Don’t miss it!

If you can get to the Mountaineering Center early, stop by this month’s Thirsty Third Thursday, which runs 5:30-8:30.  There will be beer, bands, gear giveaways, and free admission to the Mountaineering Museum.  It’s always fun!

Saturday night is Foothills Art Center’s big annual benefit, the Top Hats & Chapeaus Soirée.  Enjoy a vivacious evening with friends at the Top Hats & Chapeaus Soirée, the Foothills Art Center annual fundraising gala. View the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition, shop in the Gift Gallery, enjoy Golden City Brewery beer, wine, a plein air lounge, delicious hors d’oeuvres, elegant sweets, live music and a live auction.   Learn more on their website.

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It’s Race Season in Golden!

We have four races scheduled in the next three weeks.

Sunday September 21, 7AM – 4th Annual Coyote Chase
Shelton Elementary.

Join us for the 4th annual Coyote 5K Classic and 1 Mile Fun Run. Challenge yourself to a 5K race like no other. You can expect challenging hills and stunning views while you enjoy this one of a kind community event. Thanks to our generous sponsors, this is one of the most affordable 5k events in the area. There will be fun activities, including food/drinks, face painter, balloon creator, obstacle course, music and a silent auction happening during and following the race.  100% of all registration fees will go directly to Shelton Elementary Science and Technology fund.  Register here.

Sunday September 21, 10AM – 13th Annual Second Wind 5K Run/Walk
Jeffco Fairgrounds

Since 2002, Second Wind Fund has brought you the Annual Walk/Run which began with only 66 participants. This year, we anticipate over 2,000! Whether you are a 1-mile walker, 3-mile stroller, or 5K qualifying runner, this is a wonderful event for all ages. Each year, our unique celebration includes a memorial dove release. Your registration fee includes an event t-shirt, BBQ lunch, entertainment, children’s activities, Wellness Village and our wildly popular silent auction! Learn more.

Sunday September 28, 8AM – Golden Gallop
Downtown Golden

Starting again beneath the City’s famous ‘Welcome’ arch, right in the center of historic downtown Golden, and finishing in leafy Parfet Park beside gushing Clear Creek, the Golden Gallop will lead its runners on 5k and 10k loops as well as a Kid’s Fun Run Course. Proceeds from the 2014 Golden Gallop will benefit the Golden Schools Foundation. Support the Golden Gallop and make a difference to students in Golden schools!  Register here.

Saturday October 4, 9AM – Demon Dash
Golden High School
We invite our Golden community to join us for the Demon Dash 2014 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Fun Run for the benefit of academic, athletic and extracurricular concerns at Golden High School. Ours is a professionally timed 5K course that runs along Fossil Trace and up to Splash, just the right amount of vertical, and so pretty. For more information and to volunteer or become an event sponsor, please contact Monnie Barrett, 303-349-6749. Proceeds from the run will be directed to several athletic programs at G.H.S. Participants can register in the school office or at

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Whither the Armory?

Historic Armory Building - Golden Colorado

The Armory building was recently sold to Calvary Church.  They plan to use it for the benefit of the community, and are currently seeking community input to help guide future decisions about how the space should be used.  There will be a meeting tomorrow night from 6:30-9 in City Council Chambers (911 10th St.).  Drop by, learn about the project, and contribute your thoughts.

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Have you participated in any of the Go Golden activities yet?  You have another chance this afternoon: Councilor Saoirse Charlis-Graves will lead a walk at 4, starting at Heritage Dells Park.

The Quilt Museum is offering the first “Sunday Afternoon at the Museum” today at 2.  Diann Logan will tell the heartwarming story of the shared quilting experience of a father and daughter during the last three years of his life and the middle of hers.  Admission is $10 or free for members.

Do you know any young train-lovers who want to meet Thomas the Tank Engine?  Make sure you get tickets as soon as possible.  The best times sell out early.  Tickets can be ordered online at, over the phone through Ticket Web at 1-866-468-7630 or in-store while visiting the Colorado Railroad Museum’s Depot General Store.

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The Golden Fire Department and the UC Hospital will celebrate Safety & Preparedness Day today from 10-2.  Stop by Fire Station #1 (911 10th Street) for up close and personal fire truck tours, fire safety puppet shows, car seat checks, and much more. There will also be an opportunity to learn about wildfire prevention and mitigation. Come enjoy activities and safety education for all ages. Free coloring books, safety materials, give-aways, and refreshments. There will also be drawings for door prizes.

The JeffCo Innovation Faire is still going on today, from 9-5.  See over 100 of the top Central Colorado educational institutions, startups, large companies and small businesses exhibit powerful products, cool gadgets, and innovative offerings! Free Admission • Free Parking • Food Trucks • Live Demonstrations • Information Sessions • Activities for Kids & Adults

Celebrate the Year of the Horse with the Share the Trail event at North Table Mountain Park (map).  Fun and educational displays will center around trail etiquette between equestrians, bikers, and hikers. Learn about horses and how safety is a rider’s primary concern. Ask questions of the Patrollers and Rangers to learn about sharing the trail and interacting with horses. There will be a Horse Height demonstration at which people can sit atop a suspended barrel “horse” to understand the height and unsteadiness a rider feels on a mount. Children are encouraged to attend.  The Rangers will be on hand from 9 till noon.

The Frontier Olympics is going on today from 11 to 4, and the Farmers Market runs from 8-1.  Today is the first day of Thomas the Tank Engine’s annual visit to the Railroad Museum.  There are two more showings of Suddenly Last Summer at the high school, today at 2 and 7.

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