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Mountains and Terrariums


Tonight at the American Mountaineering Center, renowned landscape photographer and conservationist John Fielder will present a 75-minute slideshow with music and commentary.  His latest book will be available for sale before and after the slideshow:  Celebrating 100 Years of Colorado’s National Parks & Monuments: Rivers, Ruins, and Mountains; Golden.

The Demon Dash 5K is tomorrow morning at 9.

Tomorrow morning from 11-2, Foothills Art Center will help kids make Christmas terrariums.  Parents come for shopping during the Holiday Art Market and drop your kids in our studio so they can make handmade gifts for family and friends. Non-member $8 / Member $5 Ages 7-12

Preview of July Events in Golden

July 2016 Events in Golden Colorado

For more information on any of these events, please check the Golden.com calendar.

Foothills Art Center:  Fine Craft Invitational
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum:  Australia Uncovered through 7/26; New York Beauty Quilts and Quilts of Caohagen Island opens 7/28
Buffalo Bill Museum: From Prairie to Palace
Colorado Railroad Museum: Eating on the Rails, Trains in Politics, Colorado Trains in Building Blocks
CSM Geology Museum:  Rare Earth
Miners Alley Playhouse opens July 15th

NREL Power Lunch Lecture – The World’s Most Water Repellant Material and Beyond
Golden Community Kayak Rodeo Series – Down River Race
Downton Abbey-inspired long chain necklace
AirBnB Hosting Workshop
Clear Creek Jazz Quintet at the Golden Hotel
Leadership Golden Mixer at the Olde Capitol Grill
Homesteaders’ Day at the Clear Creek History Park
Celebrate Steam Locomotive No. 346’s birthday at the Railroad Museum
Preschool Nature Nuts: Nature’s Shapes-n-Textures
Magical History Tours: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Golden Gate Grange
“Stay Cool” Summer Foods & Skin Care at Earthsweet Botanicals
Ladies Day – Colorado State Patrol Track
Downton Abbey-inspired long chain necklace
Friends of Apex Trail Day
MOMS Club of Golden
Paint Your Own Growler at Golden City Brewery
Golden Beer Talks – Mosquitoes, Bed Bugs and Other Blood-Sucking Monsters
Courthouse Hill Walking Tour
Backyard Bluegrass Series at the Columbine Bar
Beer Class at Golden City Brewery
City Council accepts public comment about downtown parking
Opening Night for Little Shop of Horrors at Miners Alley
Denver Postcard Show at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (Fri & Sat)
Coffee with a Councilor – Casey Brown
Author Tom Brunner will be signing books at the Railroad Museum
Dances with Branches – Recreational Tree Climbing
Making Musical Notes with Heather
Storytime & Craft at the Railroad Museum
Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable Mtg at NREL
Mopar Street Party
City Council study session – the Astor House
Summer in Paris at Earthsweet Botanicals
The Skeleton Dolls at Windy Saddle
VegFest Colorado at the Jeffco Fairgrounds (23&24th)
Dinosaur Express Train at the Railroad Museum
Art Show at Pangea Coffee Roasters
Author Carol Ann Wilson at Windy Saddle
Model trains camp at the Railroad Museum (24th-29th…register by the 18th)
Golden Bike Cruise – Star Wars Theme
Gold Rush Walking Tour
Golden Foothills Caravan Tour
Buffalo Bill Days Chamber Luncheon
Buffalo Bill Days Golf Tournament
Art on Tap at Foothills Art Center
Rocky Mountain Road Exhibit opens at the Quilt Museum
Buffalo Bills Days Begins
The Jazz Cats at Windy Saddle
Buffalo Bill Days Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Wild West Show
Town Hall Meeting with State Rep Jessie Danielson
Buffalo Bill Days Community Worship Service, Car Show, Muttin’ Bustin’, Duck Race
RMNW Juror Katherine Chang Liu Lecture and Welcome Reception – Foothills Art Center

August Highlights

Miners AlleyPump Boys and Dinettes Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 22nd.  Miners Alley Children’s Theater: The Princess and the Pea August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29th.

Farmers Market
Five year anniversary PAWty at Foothills Animal Shelter
Ride the Rails Saturday at the Railroad Museum
Beginning Screen Acting for Teens at the Golden Library
Golden Super Cruise
Mountain Melodies Music Festival at the Buffalo Bill Museum
Lecture at Foothills Art Center Ansel Adams: Artist and Conservationist
LibLab: Mythic Creature Art at the Golden Library
Peach Beer Release and Rotary Fundraiser at Barrels & Bottles
Annual National Night Out in Parfet Park
Personal Security Online Class at the Golden Library
Super Dogs: Our Four Legged Heroes at the Golden Library
Lecture at Foothills Art Center
First Friday Street Fair
Opening Reception for Quilt Museum’s 25th Anniversary Show
Movies & Music in the Park – 101 Dalmations
Last day to order Rotary Peaches
Farmers Market
Courthouse Hill and School of Mines Walking Tour
Cowboy Music & Poetry at the Railroad Museum
Dinosaur Discovery Day – Reptile and Bird Day at Dinosaur Ridge
Golden Terrace Community Fair
Paws for Reading at the Golden Library
Golden Beer Talks – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Jeffco Innovators Workshop – Spyderco Knives
Preschool Nature Nuts at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Movies and Music in the Park – Maleficent
Farmers Market
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Dash at the Splash Kid’s Triathlon
Cowboy Music & Poetry at the Railroad Museum
Paws for Reading at the Golden Library
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Jefferson Symphony Pops Concert in Parfet Park
First Day of School for Jefferson County Public Schools
Glenn Randall Opening Reception at the Mountaineering Reception
Gold Rush Days Walking Tour
Tuesday Night Book Group – In Defense of Food: A Eater’s Manifesto at the Golden Library
Thirsty Third Thursday at the Mountaineering Museum
Movies & Music in the Park – Big Hero 6
Farmers Market
Jeffco DA’s Safety Fair
Ride the Rails Saturday at the Railroad Museum
USA Pro Challenge Bike Race
Mines M Climb
Classes begin at the School of Mines
Golden Bike Cruise
Lecture: Duck-Billed Dinosaurs at Dinosaur Ridge
Colorado Rails and Cocktails – Zephyrettes and Courier Nurses at the Railroad Museum
Movies & Music in the Park – Frozen Sing-a-long
Farmers Market
Big Annual Garage Sale at the Quilt Museum
The Great Train Robbery at the Railroad Museum
The Great Train Robbery at the Railroad Museum

Music, more music, and office space!

The American Mountaineering Center at 10th & Washington is home to several non-profit organizations, including the Colorado Mountain Club, the Colorado Trail Foundation, and the American Alpine Club.  They have one suite of offices that they rent out to for-profit businesses, and it is currently available.  It’s a beautiful set of rooms on the first floor, with wainscoting, a kitchen, and nice views of the mountains.  If you’ve been looking for office space in downtown Golden, you should investigate this possibility!  Learn more….

We’re going to have a music festival this weekend, in downtown Golden.  UllrGrass will have events at the Buffalo Rose, Golden Hotel, Mountain Toad, and Parfet Park.  On Saturday afternoon, they’ll be hosting a beer festival in Parfet Park.  See the lineup and learn more on the festival website:  www.ullrgrass.com.

And speaking of music, 7 Degrees is playing from 6-9 in the lounge tonight at the Golden Hotel, and Clear Eyed Fool is playing from 7-10 at the Golden Moon Speakeasy.  No cover charge at either place!

Do you like local history?

Tonight from 6-9:30 is Black & White Night at the Golden History Center (923 10th St.).  They’re opening a new exhibit:  Calendar Girls to Cowboys: The Art of Selling Coors.  They’ll have appetizers, drinks, a silent auction, and a lot of history lovin’ guests.  As fund-raisers go, this one is pretty affordable–$35 for members, $45 for non-members–and it’s a lot of fun!

Tomorrow Barb Warden* is giving a slideshow/lecture on Historic Tourism in Golden at the Quilt Museum.  You’ll see our first passenger trains, early motorists, funicular railways, parades, a turn of the century beer garden, 1950s nightlife, opening day at Heritage Square, the dark days of the 1980s, up to the present–the kayak park, First Fridays, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Olde Golden Christmas.  The show starts at 2 PM at 1213 Washington Avenue (map).

* That’s me–the Golden.com webmaster!

Final reminders–the Beer & Chili Festival is this afternoon from 2-5, and the final night of the Radical Reels Tour starts tonight at 7.

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.

What’s Past and What’s Next

Dave Powers took some wonderful photos of Buffalo Bill Days.  Check them out on our facebook page!

Tomorrow night is the monthly Golden (bike) Cruise.  This month’s theme is Doctors and Nurses, so start working on your costume.  The Cruise is supported by a different non-profit each month, so thanks to the Mountaineering Center for set-up, monitoring the route, and take-down!  Meet at 10th & Illinois.  Beer sales start at 6.


Barbeque Tonight at the Mountaineering Center

Summer is in full swing, so head to the American Mountaineering Center lawn for the Colorado Mountain Club’s 2nd Annual Backyard Benefit for CMC’s Youth Education Program! There’s no better way to enjoy a summer night than joining us for an evening of barbeque, beverages, bluegrass music, lawn games, a silent auction and a great cause.

Remind yourself what being a barefoot and carefree kid is all about as you munch on bbq, play lawn games and dance like no one is watching. Or just sit back, put your feet up, and listen to some good music with good people. Enjoy a cold beer from Odell Brewery or a Runa iced tea. The best part is, you’ll be raising money for underprivileged youth in your community. So grab your picnic blanket and lawn chair and get ready to relax on a summer night filled with food, friends and fun and help us to raise money to give more kids than ever before the opportunity to learn and explore all Colorado has to offer!

The $25 ticket price includes food, beverages and music. Take advantage of great deals on film festivals, Denver attractions, restaurants, and gear in the silent auction.

John Fielder at the Mountaineering Center Tonight

Head to the Mountaineering Center tonight at 6, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The Colorado Mountain Club alongside Rocky Mountain Wild, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the American Mountaineering Center will be hosting an evening with renowned photographer John Fielder.

The evening will consist of a happy hour from 6-7, including light appetizers and beer, followed by a spectacular slideshow of John’s photography accompanied by music. Afterwards, John will be available to sign any merchandise that you may have purchased. You may also be interested to know that 30% of all proceeds from the sale of John’s materials from this event will be donated to the sponsoring organizations.

This FREE event is part of a month long (May 6th – June 6th) exhibit of John’s work that will be displayed in the American Mountaineering Center’s Bradford Washburn Museum.

The Planning Commission has a study session tonight at 6:30.  The School of Mines wants to close several streets that run through the campus, and the commission will consider the ramifications of doing so.  They will also discuss zoning issues along West Colfax, and whether backyard chickens should be allowed for multifamily developments.

The Golden Kiln and Summer Camps

Our new paint-your-own-pottery studio, Golden Kiln, is celebrating their grand opening this afternoon between 4 and 6 PM.  Stop by, check out the studio, and wish them well!  The Chamber will conduct a ribbon-cutting at 5:30.

Parents, if you think your kids could use a little extra excitement this summer, check out the list of summer camps and classes offered here in Golden.  Whatever their interests–art, history, theater, rock climbing, swimming, soccer, martial arts, dance, dinosaurs, engineering design, and MORE–you’re sure to find something they’ll enjoy.  The museums, the theater, the Colorado School of Mines, the community center, and several of our local businesses all offer camps and classes.