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!
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 ().
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight is the last Thirsty Third Thursday at the Mountaineering Center before their summer break. It runs from 5:30-8:30. Beer from Avery Brewing Company, live music by The Lookout Mountain Boys, a new Everest Photography Exhibit sponsored by Eddie Bauer, and free Museum admission. Hope to see you there!
On Monday we posted a facebook photo album showing our April snowstorm. Today, we’ve posted a bunch of photos taken on this date in 2010. The arrival of spring sure can vary from year to year!