Golden & Jefferson County Newsletter

  October 8 - 15, 2017 

 Golden-Jefferson County Newsletter is sent out weekly.

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Karna Johnson
Michele Janke

Deborah A. Deal, APR

Golden, Colorado
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What is now 
The Front Ranger (previously The Golden Newsletter) was founded in 1998 as communication for Save The Mesas and then CINQ.  
In 2002 it was picked up and run independently by Judy Denison and has no direct connection to Save The Mesas and CINQ. Ms. Denison retired from the newsletter 
June 26, 2016.

Public Neighborhood
about the

Golden Overlook

residential to commercial 

Oct 10
 at 5:30 pm

at the
 Jefferson County
in the
Green Mountain

More info HERE

It's coming next Saturday!

October 14
1 pm - 4 pm

the World-famous

10th Annual 
Chili Cookoff 
Beer Tasting!

in downtown Golden

One of Jefferson County's most anticipated 
events of the year.

Find out more 

Rather ride than walk?
Take the Annual
Beer Tour

Sample Beers with your Buds at Golden's Finest Pubs!

Sunday, Oct 8
Saturday, Oct 14
Sunday, Oct 15

all tours begin at 
5 pm

For info, call:
or register online at:
search term: 
Golden Hayride

Help stop bicycle theft - 
including the loss of YOURS!

Register your bike with the
National Bike Registry



Golden United cordially invites you
 to a celebration 
of the 
and diverse mosaic
 that is the 
City of Golden!

November 5
5 pm - 7 pm
Please join us for dinner! Open to groups and individuals.

Learn more HERE


Have you 
 a cat or dog?

Check the 
Foothills Animal Shelter 
by clicking HERE.

The Shelter is 
 10 to 6 
Saturday & Sunday, 
and from 
 11 to 7 
 Monday - Friday.

is a beautiful, quiet, 
adult, female, Alaskan Malamute who wants to be your loyal companion and discover new things. 

 is an adult, female, Border Collie mix who is laid-back but has lots of love to give.  

is a cute, 3-year-old, 
male, Boxer mix with energy to burn who 
needs a loving home and lots of attention. 

is a handsome and unusual, 5-yr-old male, Snowshoe Mix who is known for his loving and friendly nature.  

is another uniquely handsome, adult, male
 kitty.  He's a laid-back, Domestic Medium-Hair Mix.

These and many other wonderful pets 
are available at the 
 Foothills Animal Shelter.
Visit their website


It's coming up Saturday!

October 14
1 pm - 4 pm

the World-famous

10th Annual 
Chili Cookoff 
Beer Tasting!

in downtown Golden

One of Jefferson County's most anticipated
events of the year.

Find out more 


There's still time to
register to


do it HERE

"Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote."

- George Jean Nathan

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." 

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory
 of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. 
It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the   first element of all lawful government upon earth."

 John Quincy Adams

"Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy." 

- Robert Kennedy


Sign up for the county alert system 

Get text or phone messages about
dangerous weather conditions:
snow storms, tornados, floods and severe 

from Jefferson County


Domestic Abuse?

For more information visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence website 

SAFETY ALERT: If you, or someone you know, are in danger, call 911, 
a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline 
at 1-800-799-7233 
and TTY 1-800-787-3224. 


Sign up for 

Smart 911


Put your information on file so first responders can 
 help you faster
 and notify your emergency 

Learn more


hot cars!

If you see an animal or child left in a car, call 911 

In the Colorado sun, streaming 
 the windows 
 of a car, 
 an animal
 or person 
 can be  cooked in mere minutes.


In this Issue in Order of Appearance:
 This Week
SUNDAY, October 8

9:30 am: Run The Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater. 10K run & 5K run/walk benefiting American Lung Association of Colorado. Enjoy exhibitors, entertainment, beer at the end of race. 5K Run/Walk $40, 10K Run $50, Kids 12 & under $20. More info  HERE.

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: DIY Lab: Adult Makers Guild at the Golden Library. This program is for adults. Have a project idea but not all the tools? Want to learn a new skill? Golden's DIY Lab gives you a place to meet other tinkerers and use our Maker Space to work on your latest project. Become part of a like-minded community of adults while exploring the possibilities, from fiber arts to hand tools to robotics.

1 pm - 3 pm: Create Space: On Pins & Needles at the Evergreen Library. Bring your current needlework project or start a new one with enthusiasts sharing and learning new ideas! More info HERE.

3:30 pm - 5 pm: Creating A Partnership in Healing: An Insider's Guide to the Injured Brain at the Evergreen Library. More info HERE.

2 pm: Lecture: Why Watermedia? Why Not Watercolor?  At the Center for the Arts Evergreen, 31880 Rocky Village Rd. Join us to learn about the formulation of paints and pigments throughout art history. More info HERE. 

Dawn to Dusk (Come at any time): The Big Sit! At Chatfield State Park. Free. Registration not required. State Parks pass required. Come join the fun in a 17 ft. diameter circle to count any birds you see or hear. More info HERE.
MONDAY, October 9

6 pm - 8 pm: FREE Golden Safety Academy, hosted by the Golden Police Department at the Golden Fire Dept at 911 10th Street, Golden. Enter through the main entrance of Fire Dept and go upstairs to the training room. Tonight's topic: DEFENSIVE DRIVING, TRAFFIC & ACCIDENTS. Pls register in advance HERE.  Next month's topic Auto Theft.

4 pm - 8 pm: At Shelton Elementary, Fall Teacher-Parent Conferences and Scholastic Book Fair on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 4 pm - 8 pm every day. Info HERE.

6:30 pm: GURA - Golden Urban Renewal Authority meeting at Golden City Hall, 911 Tenth Street. See agenda HERE.

7 pm: Wheat Ridge City Council Meeting in Council Chambers at 7500 West 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge 80033. More info  HERE.

7 pm: Lakewood City Council Meeting in Council Chambers at 480 South Alison Parkway, Lakewood. More info HERE.
TUESDAY, October 10

CANCELED: 8 am: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. 

12 pm - 1 pm: Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities at Standley Lake Library. Adults with disabilities and their caregivers come to create, learn, and play! Registration required. More info HERE.

1 pm - 5:30 pm: Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid at Arvada Library. Learn skills to help save lives! More info HERE.

5:30 pm: Golden Overlook Potential Rezoning  Neighborhood Meeting in the 
Green Mountain Conference Room at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Potential approval of a  change  from PUD currently platted for 92 single-household lots to COMMERCIAL development (storage units, and a recreational vehicle dealership). Open to the public.

6 pm - 7 pm: Call in Program: The Story of Beer presented by Jeffco Libraries. Join the call in program to learn about all about beer. Call 303-502-5189 to participate on join online (headset required). More info HERE.

6 pm - 7:45 pm: Golden Beer Talks at Windy Saddle Cafe with author Adrian Miller about his latest book, The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas. FREE. More info can be found  HERE.

6 pm - 7:30 pm: The Art House  at Conifer Library. Painting workshop led by Chris McAllister for anyone to participate. Bring your own supplies. More info HERE.

6:30 pm - 8 pm: Porters and Prose at Lariat Lodge Brewing Company in Evergreen. Book club and beer together. Current book "Lock in" by John Scalzi. More info  HERE.

7 pm: Golden Economic Development Commission
meeting. Open to the public. At Golden Public Works Bldg., at 1445 Tenth Street, Golden.

7 pm - 8 pm: Public Event- National Popular Vote at Arvada Library. Discussion on presidential elections and National Popular vote. More info HERE.

WEDNESDAY, October 11

7 am: Jefferson County Transportation Action & Advocacy Group  meeting with the county commissioners in the Lookout Mountain Room of the County Admin Building (Taj Mahal) at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. 

9 am - 11 am: Seminar on "Bats" for Senior Naturalists at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. More info & register  HERE.

4 pm - 5 pm: Wild Wednesday at Golden Library. Free. No registration required. Ages 6-10.  Join us to discover Colorado wildlife and environment. More info HERE. 

6 pm - 7:30 pm: Book Group at Evergreen Library. "America's First Daughter" by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie is this month's read. More info HERE.

6 pm - 9 pm: Stout and Stories, Ales and Tales: Craft Beer Talk and Tap Event at Lamar Street Center in Arvada. Jeffco beer, books, and talks. Adults only. More info HERE.

6:30 - 8 pm: Olde Town Photographic Society at Arvada Library. Discussion on all things photography! More info HERE.  

THURSDAY, October 12

9:30 am: Learn all about Recycling in Golden with a tour of Alpine's Altogether Recycling facility in Denver. Tour also offered at 1:30 pm. Space is limited and reservations are required. For details and registration, send an email

10 am - 11 am: Nature Program on Bats for children ages 3 - 5 at Bear Creek Lake Park. Register & more info HERE.

11 am - 2 pm: N.E.W. Connection at Arvada Library. Connect with "Networking Experienced Workers" group for job seekers, employers, and entrepreneurs.  More info HERE.

4 pm - 5 pm: PAWS for Reading at Lakewood Library. Kids can read with an animal from Animals 4 Therapy. Registration recommended/reserves 15 min session with dog 303-235-5275.More info HERE.

5 pm - 8 pm: Public Event- Aging at Home at the Arvada Library. More info HERE.

6:30 pm: Regular City Council Meeting at Golden City Council Chambers, 911 10th St. 80401. More info HERE

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Book Group Plus Author Visit at Standley Lake Library. "Inherit the Bones" by Emily Littlejohn. More info HERE.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: DINOS! After Dark - 80's Theme at Denver Zoo. Adults 21+. $15/Adults. Join us as we head back into the 80's with Dinos where there will be jack-o-lantern sculptures. Check out the beer garden as well located in Conoco Zoo Gardens. More info and tickets HERE

FRIDAY, October 13

9 am - 5 pm: Pumpkin Festival at Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver 80206. Continues on to Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th. Admission Details and info HERE 

4 pm - 5 pm: Evergreen Anime at Evergreen Library. Showing new and old Anime. Discussion and snacks! More info HERE

4 pm - 5:30 pm: Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic 
at Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre Street, Golden 80401. Please bring pet's written vaccine records. No appt. needed. Call the shelter at 303-278-7575. Website  HERE.

5:30 - 7:30 pm: Friday the 13
th Fun!
At Evergreen Library. Fun for ages 6-12. Spooky activities and snacks! More info HERE.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Murder Mystery Dinner: A "Clue" Teen Mystery at Belmar Library. Solve the murder mystery by clues, evidence, and interviews. Registration required 303-235-5275. 25 spaces for teens. Prizes awarded. More info HERE.

SATURDAY, October 14

7:30 am - 9 am: Capturing Autumn at 9785 Eagle View Loop, Westminster. Free. Park pass required. Ages 10 & up. Capture the park with its beautiful trees changing colors and prepares for winter. Bring you camera and clothes that are okay to get dirty. More info HERE

8:45 am - 11:30 am: The Monthly Naturalist at North Table Mountain Park 4670 Highway 93, Golden 80403. Free. Adults. Registration required. The Jeffco Open Space Nature and History Program invites you for a great hike. Dress accordingly with weather permitting clothes and hiking boots. Bring your binoculars, snacks and water as needed. More info HERE 

9 am - 3 pm: Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison. Free. Join us for the annual Girl Scout Day where it is also National Fossil Day to learn about fossils. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. More info HERE
10 am: Meet the candidates for Golden City Council, Ward 3,  at Natural Grocers at 2401 Ford Street, Golden 80401,  with District 2 Councilor Casey Brown. 

11 am - 1 pm: PAWS for Reading at Arvada Library. Kids can read with an animal from Animals 4 Therapy. Registration recommended/reserves 15 min session with dog 303-235-5275.More info  HERE.

1 pm - 2 pm: Book Group at Edgewater Library. "The Beekeeper's Daughter by Santa Montefiore October's read. More info  HERE.

1 pm - 3 pm: PAWS for Reading at Columbine Library. Kids can read with an animal from Animals 4 Therapy. Registration recommended/reserves 15 min session with dog 303-235-5275.More info  HERE.

1 pm - 3 pm: Psychic Medium Afternoon at Conifer Library. Learn about Tarot Cards from psychic medium Rick Finbow. More info HERE.

1 pm - 4 pm: Annual "Knock Your Boots Off" Chili Cook-off & Beer Tasting 2017 at Parfet Park, Golden 80401. Cost: $20-$25. Come join other chili and beer lovers for an afternoon of tasting of each. More info HERE  

2 pm - 3 pm: The Story of Beer at Belmar Library. Learn about the history of beer, types, how it's made, and stories. More info HERE.

3:30 pm - 5 pm: Public Meeting - Eddie Eagle Child Safety at Arvada Library. Safety education on firearms for pre-teens. More info HERE.

4 pm - 7 pm: Haunted Trail Adventure at Bear Creek Lake Park. More info and registration  HERE.

5 pm: Annual Golden Hayride Beer Tour today and tomorrow. Both days at 5 pm. Get tickets  HERE.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Belmar Cinephiles at Belmar Library. Film series dedicated to independent features, documentaries, and topical films not widely dispersed. Ages 18+. More info HERE.

SUNDAY, October 15

10:30 am - 2:30 pm: Keystone: Wolf and Beaver Hike at 3150 Keystone Gulch Rd, Dillon 80435. Free. Adults. Come join this wonderful hike to kick off National Wolf Awareness Week. Registration and signing a waiver is required. Carpooling is recommended. More info HERE 

1 pm - 3 pm: Tastebuds Cookbook Group at Arvada Library. Theme is Halloween Eats! Dish should reflect topic, enough for 4-6 sample, or share a recipe. Adults. Not required to bring food. More info HERE.

1 pm - 4 pm: Sunday Fun Day at Lakewood Library. Join the fun with games, crafts, and other activities. Themes change each month. More info HERE.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Public Meeting-Jane Austen Society of No. America at Standley Lake Library. The topic of Rescues in Jane Austen's novels will be discussed by the Denver/Boulder Chapter. More info HERE.

2 pm - 3 pm: The Story of Beer at Wheat Ridge Library. Learn about the history of beer, types, how it's made, and stories. More info HERE.

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship at Golden Library. Adults & Teens. Free. Join us to learn all about sewing, knitting, crocheting and much more and to show the progress you have made. You can bring a project idea and your curiosity to have your own fun! More info HERE 

MONDAY, October 16
6:30 pm: DDA Meeting at Golden City Council Chambers, 911 10 th St. More info HERE

6:30 pm: Wheat Ridge City Council Study Session. More info HERE.

7 pm: Lakewood City Council Study Session. More info HERE.

Vote YES on Golden's Solar Garden

Dear Front Ranger & Readers:

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County urges the voters of the city of Golden to vote Yes on Ballot Question 2A to provide a location for a future community solar garden. 
The Jeffco League takes this action because the League at all levels-National, State and local-has adopted the Energy Position of supporting "Predominant reliance on renewable resources" and "Action by appropriate levels of government to encourage the use of renewable resources..."   League adopted this position as necessary for slowing further damage to the world's climate, for creating a sustainable environment and for making air safe to breathe.
The option of a future community solar garden, with a Yes vote on Ballot Question 2A, will allow Golden residents who wish to subscribe, to receive credit on their utility bill with the electricity created by their share in the garden.  Renters, those with shady roofs, and others, will be able to participate in the solar panel revolution and the benefits it will bring.  We urge you to vote Yes on Ballot Question 2A.  Thank you!
Mary Lonergan, President
Jefferson County League of Women Voters


Conservation Colorado & Western Resource Advocates release new 
Colorado's Climate Blueprint

After weeks of hurricanes and wildfires made more potent by climate change, Western Resource Advocates and Conservation Colorado this week released a new analysis showing the specific policies that the state legislature and executive agencies should implement in order to drive the carbon pollution reductions scientists say are needed to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change, and to be consistent with the goals outlined in Governor John Hickenlooper's recent executive order on climate change.
The report shows that there is a clear path for Colorado to do its part to address climate change, and calls on the state legislature and current and future governors to:
  • Adopt state-wide carbon pollution goals to reduce emissions at least 45% below 2005 levels by 2030, and 90% below 2005 levels by 2050. This is consistent with the goals of the U.S. Climate Alliance, which Governor Hickenlooper joined in July, and the levels scientists say are necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 - 2° Celsius. The governor's executive order set a goal of a 26 percent reduction by 2025, but we must build on that by establishing pollution limits for 2030 and 2050.
  • Advance policies that drive carbon pollution reductions in key sectors, including the electricity, transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors. Specific policy recommendations for each sector and the amount of carbon pollution they can reduce are detailed in the report.
  • Enact a market-based policy to cap carbon pollution, such as a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program. The modelling in the report shows that sector-specific policies alone are not enough to drive the needed carbon pollution reductions, and that market-based policies can help Colorado achieve the cheapest reductions in carbon pollution.
"Climate change is already causing more severe wildfires, droughts, flooding and other harm to our communities and current carbon pollution reduction plans are not enough to avoid even more severe impacts in the future," said Jon Goldin-Dubois, President of Western Resource Advocates.  "Our state, businesses, local governments, and communities need to get behind comprehensive statewide action on climate change to reduce carbon pollution by 45% by 2030 and to ensure a healthy and resilient economy."
"Our new report shows that there is a clear and feasible path forward on how exactly Colorado can do its part to tackle climate change," said Pete Maysmith, Executive Director at Conservation Colorado. "Governor Hickenlooper's important actions on climate change this summer set us on the right path, and now we need to embrace the challenge and implement specific policies that grow our clean energy economy and defend against the impact of climate change that we're already feeling in our state."
For interactive digital summary, click HERE.
Full report HERE.


Now through  
October 29

7 pm - 12 am: Haunted Field of Screams, 10451 McKay Road, Thornton 80233. Prices varies between $24 - $120. WARNING! Event may be too intense for young children. Ages 12 & above are recommended. Denver's largest haunted attraction gathers the three most terrifying experiences: Haunted Field of Screams, Dead Man's Night Maze, and Zombie Paintball Massacre. Do you accept the challenge? More info HERE.

Now through October 31

7 pm - 12 am: The Asylum Haunted House at 6100 E 39th Ave. Denver 80206. WARNING! Event may be too intense for young children. Ages 12 & above are recommended. Prices depends on day and wait times. Go through 15,000 square feet through the most insane haunted hospital of all Denver. Are you ready to get scared?! More info HERE
Now through November 11

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm: The 13
th Floor Haunted House, 
3400 E 52 nd Ave, Denver 80216. WARNING! Event may be too intense for young children. Ages 12 & above are recommended. Price depends on the day Info HERE . Come join this horrifying experience to get scared and have fun! Will you be able to make it out? More info HERE .
Weekends in October

Fridays: 6 pm - 10 pm, Saturdays: 12pm - 10pm, Sundays: 12 pm - 9 pm: Fright Fest at Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir, Denver 80204. Price: General Admission. All ages. Come join the scary fun of the amusement park with the whole family by transforming Family by Day to Fright by night. More info HERE 
Fridays & Saturdays in October

Times vary: Victorian Horrors at Molly Brown House Museum 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver 80203. Children (6-12)/$16, Adults/$19. Ages 12 and above, per parental discretion. Join the spooky Edgar Allan Poe and the other Gothic greats for a fresh round of soul-searing tales. More info, time and tickets HERE
October 18
, 19
, 25
, & 26
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York Street, Denver 80206. Come and see the Gardens light up the night with hundreds of carved, glowing jack-o'-lanterns. Live music, free face painting, costume contest and so much more! More info HERE. 

October 20, 21, 27, 28, 29

6 pm rides start; 7 pm psychic -The Haunted Hayride in Golden. Rides start at Miners Saloon. Featuring internationally acclaimed psychic  Troy Griffin at Old Capitol Grill, and storytelling by Golden's entertaining historian  Stacy Fowler. Call 303-277-9222 or get tickets on EventBrite with search term: Golden Haunted Hayride.

October 21
6 pm: Broadway Halloween Parade on Broadway between E. 3rd Ave and Alameda. All ages. Free. Join this extravagant first annual event with wearing your favorite costume! More info HERE.
October 21
, 22
, 28
, and 29
9 am - 6 pm: Boo at the Zoo at Denver Zoo 2300 Steele St. 80205. Price: General Admission. Kids & Families. Join the 33rd annual event that offers trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and much more! More info HERE
October 27
 - 29
 9 am - 6 pm: Trick or Treat Street at Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus 2121 Children's Museum Dr. Denver 80211. Kids & families. Under 1/FREE, Ages 1 & 60+/ $13, Ages 2-59/$15, Members/FREE. Join this momentous occasion for three days as the Children's Museum has a boo-tiful fall festival where there is trick-or-treating, a Monster Carnival, Halloween Crafts and so much more! More info HERE.
October 28
 - 29

10 am - 4 pm: Trick or Treat Train at Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden 80226. Museum Members and Children under 2/FREE, Children/$5, Adults/$15, Seniors/$10. Admission includes unlimited rides with the Steam Engine. Come join full steam ahead for tricks, treats, and trains! Fill up your treat bags and bring your best costume to pose in front of the Pumpkin Patch Cart. More info HERE
October 28

12 pm - 2 pm: Halloween Bash at Conifer Library. Join the fun for a real trick-or-treat at our family Halloween party. Come make cool crafts and snacks. Costumes are encouraged! More info HERE

2 pm - 3:30 pm: Dia de los Muertos - Festival of Bones at Belmar Library. Free. All ages. Registration required. Join the celebration of Day of the Dead honoring all of our ancestors with decorating skulls with sugar. The skull representing death and sugar representing sweetness of life. More info HERE
  8 pm - 1 am: Paranormal Palace Halloween Ball at McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues, 144 W Colfax Ave 80202. $69. Adults. Join the best Halloween party in Denver with live music, $2,000 costume contest, and more! More info HERE
9 pm: Coloween at The Curtis - A DoubleTree by Hilton, 1405 Curtis St, Denver 80202. Groups/$79+, Tier 1/$89, Tier 2/$99. Are you ready for your best nightmare? Join the fun at this Halloween party with two levels of haunted hallways, two dozen scattered bars and more! More info HERE.
 October 30
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Active Minds: Colorado Ghost Stories at Columbine Library. Join us for haunted houses and ghoulish graveyards of the Denver Area to hear spooky ghost stories associated with Este's Park Stanley Hotel, the Historic Molly Brown House and much more! More info HERE.  
October 31

11:15 am - 12 pm: Halloween Costume Parade at Lakewood Library. Toddlers and their adults. Free. Join for this special Toddler Story Time when we go trick or treating in costume through the library immediately after 11 am Story Time. More info HERE .

Monday, Oct 16:  Election ballots that include choices for Golden                   City Council should be going in the mail to residents today.

Tuesday, Oct 17:   Candidate Forum for Jeffco School Board
             7:00-9:00 pm,  at Jefferson Unitarian Church,  14350 West                         32 nd   Avenue, Golden, CO 80401.
For info visit the   Jefferson County League of Women Voters   or  FACEBOOK Jeffco voters will elect 3 out of 5 members of the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday, November 7. Attend this Forum to learn   about the candidates and be an informed voter for this important election. Click HERE for voting and voter registration information.    Ballots will be mailed to registered voters the week of October 16.   The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the Jefferson Unitarian Church Together Colorado Committee.

Wednesday, Oct 18: League of Women Voters Book Club  to explore  India's dramatic struggle for freedom
1 pm in Lakewood on Oct. 18 or 9:30 am at Westland Meridian

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of independent India and Pakistan. The Jefferson County League of Women Voters nonfiction book club will take a dive into India's dramatic struggle for   freedom from the British, and the bloody horrors that resulted when India was torn into separate Hindu and Muslim parts.  
In   Freedom at Midnight: The Epic Drama of Indian's Struggle for Independence   by Larry Collins and Dominique LaPierre, readers will learn about the violent partition that set the stage for the continuing   deadly battles today between Pakistan and its former homeland. 

Gandhi's amazing life and transformative murder and Lord Mountbatten's courageous role as last Viceroy are only two of the many   characters who bring this drama to life. One reviewer wrote: "This book is a huge investment and definitely pays off..."    Read the book (or as much of it as you can - it's long!) and join us at   1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Lakewood   or at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Westland Meridian, 10695 W. 17th Ave.,   Lakewood.   For more information about the location of the   Wednesday meeting, call Lynne at 303-985-5128 .  

LWV Jeffco is a nonpartisan organization that neither endorses nor opposes candidates. For more information visit or call 303-238-0032.

                1:00 pm, on west side of Golden Library
Entertainment; history; issues; children's activities;  march to ballot box in City Hall. Presented by Golden Votes. More info HERE.
                Cosponsored by Golden Library
12:30-2:30 "Bob Roberts."
  2:30-3:00 Break with snacks
  3:00-4:15 Documentary "Strong Sisters"
  4:45-4:45 Q&A on "Strong Sisters"  with Meg Froehlich,  sponsored by

Saturday, Nov 4: Learn about the Anti-Corruption Act
1 pm - 2:30 pm at the Lakewood Library, 10200 West 20th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215
The swamp never went away as promised!  Given the 2010 Citizens United decision, special-interest money in politics now rules the U.S. more than ever.  But citizens like you and me have figured out something we can do   about it--and "end around" on Citizens United.
We've drafted a bill called the American Anti-Corruption Act (AACA), and citizen groups across the country are now busy getting it passed at the local level.  The AACA will redefine the meaning of corruption and end the "pay   for play" system that currently rules Washington D.C.  We've got to start getting this bill submitted and passed in our cities, counties, and states.
One of the best things about the's being championed by people on both sides of the political divide. Everyone's equally fed up with the system we've got.  Ending political corruption is an issues that can unite us   again.
Attend our event to learn about the AACA and how we all can help it become law.  Space is limited, so RSVP and we'll hold you a seat (until 5 min before the event).
We'll have three powerful speakers, then an action workshop:  
1) Represent.Us: "What is the American Anti-Corruption Act?"  
2) Common Cause: "How special interests commandeers our legislators"  
3) Colorado rep. Joe Salazar: "The AACA is effective and constitutional"  
Non-Partisan   (Everyone's equally fed up with the status quo)
Learn more: &
Meet your neighbors & get involved: or
Eager to help out?  No need to wait: Text "AACA" to 444-999 to get involved.   

Tuesday, Nov 7:  Last day to turn in ballots for 2017 elections.
About the film "Bob Roberts" 1992:
In the tradition of This Is Spinal Tap, producer/ director/ star Tim Robbins' Bob Roberts is a satire disguised as a documentary. Robbins plays the titular Roberts, a wealthy, well-connected young man running for a senatorial seat in Pennsylvania. On the surface, Roberts is an ingratiating glad-hander, a sincere believer in the restoration of such intangibles as national pride, family values, etc. But the longer Roberts is followed about by documentary filmmaker Brian Murray, the more we become aware that the candidate is a textbook case of cynicism and contempt. Only Giancarlo Esposito, a reporter for an underground newspaper, is willing to dig beneath Roberts' veneer--a habit that leads to the film's ironic conclusion. Several well-known actors make cameo appearances as TV commentators, notably Tim Robbins' longtime partner Susan Sarandon. 
About the Documentary: Strong Sisters: Elected Women in Colorado:  The extraordinary story of elected women in Colorado. The compilation of oral histories from past and current female elected officials is the foundation for this documentary film by  Laura Hoeppner  and  Meg Froelich.

Join the League of Women Voters! 

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our system of government and impact public policies through voter education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. Make a difference with the League!  

Now is the time to join the Jefferson  County  League  HERE ; League activities will be starting up again in August.

Websites for area organizations:

Organizing for Action - HERE
Jeffco Democrats -  HERE
Green Party - HERE
Libertarian Party - HERE
Jeffco Republicans -  HERE
Mountain Republic Women's Club - HERE
League of Women Voters - HERE
Arvadans for Progressive Action - HERE

Jeffco CAN! - Colorado Action Network - HERE
Indivisible Colorado - Congressional District 7 - HERE.

Helpful Web sites:

Register to Vote in Colorado - HERE
U.S. Government Register to Vote -  HERE
Jefferson County Elections Division - HERE
City of Golden Elections -  HERE
Colorado "Find my Legislator" -  HERE
Schedule for the Colorado General Assembly -  HERE
Track Federal Legislation with Govtrack - HERE

Info about Colorado's Freedom of Information Laws - the Colorado Sunshine Law and the Colorado Open Records Act, can be found HERE and HERE.

To obtain the  Indivisible Guide: How to Make Congress Listen , click  HERE . The document is a free guide written by former Congressional staffers

Get legislative alerts from the Jefferson County Business Lobby. Website HERE, then click on "Take Action."

Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
begins October 22

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 65th Anniversary concert season! The season will offer
 great works featuring some of classical music's greatest composers and begins on October 22 at the Green Center at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.
Some well loved favorites will be included like Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Fourth as well as some less familiar compositions that may just become your new favorites. Season tickets will be available through October 22. 

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra is a full-size symphony orchestra based in Golden. Featuring fine musicians from many walks of life, the orchestra, under the brilliant direction of Maestro William Morse, continues to perform the most challenging of repertoire - to a standard rarely seen in volunteer orchestras.  To save money with a season subscription, or purchase individual tickets, click HERE.

Happenings at
Foothills Art Center

Thursday, October 12, 5:30 pm - 8 pm:
Last Look with Hassan Najjar & Art on Tap - Trivia with Exhibitions Manager.
Join us before the end of Street Fonts and Funk and 3 Scientists - 3 Forms - 3 Artists and engage in discussion and object based interpretation with our Executive Director, Hassan Najjar.
Then stay for Art on Tap, starting at 6pm! 
Golden City Brewery will be providing the beer. Our Exhibitions Manager, Eriq will be providing the trivia and entertainment for the evening. Bring a friend or a date to win some prizes and enjoy the exhibits before they end. 
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017
  • 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Admission to Foothills Art Center and the program is free for our Members. Non-members gain free access to the program upon paid admission to Foothills Art Center.
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 pm:
Painting with Watercolors with Janet Nunn.
Want to paint watercolors?  Join Janet Nunn in this painting driven class.  Each evening participants will learn new painting techniques while completing a painting.  This class is a great way to learn new things for established painters and learn to put a painting together for those new to watercolors.
  • Petersen Classroom 
  • Janet Nunn
  • October 24-26, 2017 
  • T, W, Th 5:30pm-8:30pm 
Register & find out more about Classes at the
 Foothills Art Center HERE.

Center for the Arts Evergreen
Fall Class Lineup

Floral Design with Marilyn Quigley 
You will learn the elements of design (form, color,texture,  line, balance and proportion) to create unique, fresh flower  arrangements. You will take home a  stunning arrangement at the end of class.
DATES:    Thursday, October 5 ,  
TIME :9:30 am-11:30am

Gouache Studies with Ed Zorensky 
Here's your   opportunity to learn an unusual watermedia  technique from a nationally recognized artist!
DATES:    Six Thursdays:  October  5,  12, 19, 26, November  2,  9,  
TIMES : 1:00pm-4:00pm
PRICE:    $210.00 CAE Member;  $240.00 Non-Member

Photography for Beginners with Stephanie O'Malley
Did you buy a fancy new camera and then realize you have no  idea how it works? Learn how to get that thing off automatic! In this  introductory class, we will begin by   discussing what makes a great  photograph.
DATES:    Saturday, October 7  
TIME :9:00am-3:00pm

Let's Paint Purely with Watercolor with Cathy Jones
In this one day workshop, we will paint with transparent and  opaque watercolors to create a painting or two of your own. 
DATES:    Monday, October 9   
TIMES 10:00am-3:00pm

Try it All! with Sally Davidson Marovich
You'll experiment with Acrylics, Pastels and Watercolors in a fun,  safe and supportive environment. No   experience needed.
All supplies provided.
DATES:    Three Wednesdays in  October:   October 11, 18  and 25,  
TIMES : 1:00-4:00pm

Memoir Writing I with Carolyn Campbell
Study Memoir Writing with  the master! Memoir represents a slice of life in which authors reflect  upon   intimate issues, family stories, specific events or personal  relationships. It is a glimpse of the past, vividly recreated through  creative writing.
DATES:    Four  Friday  mornings:  October 13, 20, 27  and  November 3,  
TIMES : 9:30 am-12:15pm

Gourdsket with Jayne Colburn 
A Gourdsket is created when you combine two ancient materials   and techniques into one beautiful, contemporary art form. You begin  with an ancient vessel called   "Lagenaria," (a hard-shelled gourd), then  add on pine needles and waxed linen using the 9000 year-old technique of   coiling.  Warning: You will delight in your finished project  and be eager to create   many more! A fun and unique holiday gift idea!
DATES:    Saturday, October 14  
TIMES : 9:00am-2:00pm

Find out more about their Fall classes, and register  HERE.

The Evergreen Chorale presents the Regional Premiere of
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and 
songs from the Disney film 

The Evergreen Chorale presents the Regional Premiere of 
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"  through October 8  at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO, 80439. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at  3 p.m . Tickets are $28 Adults; $24 seniors (62+)/Students, $17 children (12 & under), $22 groups of 10 or more and available by phone   303-674-4002   or online HERE
Foothills Art Center

Street Fonts and Funk is open to the public at the Foothills Art Center now through October 15. More information  HERE.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Haunts Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden
Every Saturday through Oct 28

Ichabod Crane has come to Sleepy Hollow to teach, but what he learns there nearly frightens him out of his wits!  Watch as Ichabod learns of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and tries to escape the clutches of the Headless Horseman.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" runs through October 28.  Performances are every Saturday at 1 p.m. with performances on October 21 and 28 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 303-935-3044 or online HERE.

Miners Alley presents
Les Liaison Dangereuses
September 8 - October 15, 2017

Miners Alley Playhouse presents "Les Liaison Dangereuses"  September 8 through October 15 in Golden. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30p.m; Sundays at 1:00p.m.; Sundays September 16, & 24 and October 1 &8 at 6 p.m.  Tickets are $15 - $25 and available by calling 303-935-3044 or online HERE.  Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Avenue. Golden, CO 80401. For Mature Audiences; for ages 18 and up.
See video from the show HERE.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses was premiered by Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 24 September 1985. The 1988 film, Dangerous Liaisons, starred Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum 
 Annual Quilt Show October 6 - 8

The RMQM's Annual Quilt Show at Echter's Garden Center in Arvada is slated for Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8. This collaboration between Echter's Nursery & Garden Center and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum has been an annual favorite. Come visit the Garden Center in early Autumn and view some spectacular modern quilts submitted through the museum's annual call for entry. Learn about submitting a quilt HERE.

Foothills Genealogical Society Events

Writing Family Stories 
If Facts Could Tell Tales: 
Making Research Come Alive
presented by Gaye Jacobs
Wednesday, October 11,  11:30 a.m. 
     Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
Share a story about a favorite ancestor. Write one or two sentences describing an intriguing event or anecdote and why you chose it. Gayle will show how to make it interesting, informative and fun.Bring a lunch to enjoy during this informal Roundtable discussion before the meeting.  Applewood Valley United Methodist Church , 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401. 
Guests are welcome. There is ample parking and handicap access.
Warning Out in New England
Presented by Janet Beiner
Also on Wednesday, October 11,  1:00 p.m.
at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
How can warning out notices help genealogists? Find out from Janet Beiner, an NSDAR trained Volunteer Field Genealogist.
What is "warning out"? To control homelessness, vagrancy, and poverty, New England towns relied heavily on the "warning out" system inherited from English law. The process focused on the eligibility of transients to receive poor relief from their most recent town of residence. Colonial towns usually denied residency for two reasons: potential for public dependency and religious differences. "Warning out" did not necessarily mean actual removal but rather a simple notification from the town to the transient that he was not eligible for poor relief.  Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401.   

Mile High Magicians Society Magic! 
Beyond Belief!! XII 
Saturday, November 4 @ 7 p.m. 
at Lakewood Cultural Center

Mile High Magicians Society presents the 12th Annual Magic - Beyond Belief!, a magical event not to be missed. There will be close-up magic in the lobby followed by two solid hours of exciting magic and amazing feats. This night   blends magic, merriment and mystery in a delightfully entertaining evening the entire family will enjoy. This one-night-only performance features nationally recognized magicians and has sold out for the past ten years!

MAGIC - Beyond Belief X   is   the annual fund-raising program of the Mile High Magicians Society, a  Denver-based non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of  magic. The Mile High Magicians Society is a local   chapter of the  International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American  Magicians. More information HERE.
Tickets $25.   303-987-7845  or online HERE.  Appropriate for all ages.

Arvada Center Galleries
Info on exhibits HERE.
Located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 80003.
Regular Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Sun 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m on evenings with theatre performances.

Butterfly Pavilion
Info HERE.
Located at 6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, 80020.
Regular Hours: Every day 9 am - 5 pm. 

Center for the Arts Evergreen
Info on exhibits HERE.
New Location at 31880 Rocky Village Road, Evergreen, 80439.
Regular Hours: Mon - Fri 10 am - 5 pm; Sat Noon - 5 pm.

Colorado Railroad Museum
Info HERE.
Located at 17155 West 44th Ave., Golden 80403.
Regular Hours: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Foothills Art Center
Info on exhibits HERE.
Located at 809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, 80401.
Regular Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun Noon - 5 pm.

Golden History Museums
Info  HERE.
Golden History Center (main museum) located at 923 Tenth Street, Golden, 80401.
Regular Hours:  Sun - Mon, Wed - Sat, 10 am - 4:30 pm.

Jefferson County Symphony Orchestra
Learn about the 2017-2018 season HERE.

Lakewood Cultural Center
Info on exhibits HERE.
Located at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood.
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am -5 pm, Sat 10 am -2 pm. Sun closed.

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
Info HERE.
Located at 200 Violet Street, Suite 150,  Golden 80401.
Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.


Now:   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Miners Alley Playhouse today - every Saturday through Oct 28

Oct 1 - Nov 15:   Stouts and Stories, Ales and Tales - a  six week celebration of Jefferson County beer and books with special events, tap parties, contests, prizes and a passport beer tour.

Oct 8: Lecture: Why Watermedia? Why not Watercolor? at Center for the Arts Evergreen.

Oct 10: Evening for the Arts: A Night in Barcelona Gala for Center for the Arts Evergreen. 

Oct 13: Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles, Lakewood Cultural Center

Oct 14:  "Knock Your Boots Off" Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting

Oct 17: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners'  Telephone Town Hall

Oct 17: Colorado Women's Hall of Fame Great Colorado Women Wine & Chocolate Reception

Oct 22: Childsplay: Go, Dog. Go! for ages 4 and above

Oct 27-29:  The Jefferson County Library's bi-annual Whale of a Used Book Sale

Oct 27: VOCES8 - one of world's most versatile and best-loved a cappella groups at the Lakewood Cultural Center

Oct 28-29:  Trick or Treat Train

Nov 10: Royal Tea with Royalty for the Jefferson County Library Foundation

Nov 12: Family Workshop: Making Garden Garlands & Wreaths at Denver Botanic Gardens

Nov 17:  Opening Reception Holiday Art Show & Gift Shop at Center for the Arts Evergreen

Nov 17:  West Chamber's Celebrate Women of JeffCo event.


Candidate Forum for Jeffco School Board
Tuesday, October 17, 2017  7:00-9:00 pm
At Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 W. 32 nd   Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

For info visit the Jefferson Unitarian Church website
Jeffco voters will elect 3 out of 5 members of the Jeffco Public Schools Board of Education on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Attend this Forum to learn   about the candidates and be an informed voter for this important election. Click HERE for voting and voter registration information.   Ballots will be mailed to registered voters the week of October 16.  

The event is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and the Jefferson Unitarian Church Together Colorado Committee.

JEFFCO STUDENTS FIRST  - Learn more about this organization at their  website.

Jefferson County Business Education Alliance - Learn more about this organization at their website. 


Oct 17:    Jeffco School Board Candidates Forum
Oct 21:    9Health Fair at Bell Middle School
Nov. 20:   Thanksgiving Break starts
Oct. 1:     Maple Grove PTA's Grizzly Growl 5K. Register HERE.

Board of Education (BoE) Meetings:

Oct. 19:     BoE Special Meeting at 5 pm.

All BoE meetings in Board Room at offices of Jeffco Public Schools, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden.


Jeffco Library invites adults to
Stout and Stories, Ales and Tales
Oct 1 - Nov 15

Is a six-week celebration of Jefferson County beer and books with special events, tap parties, contests, prizes and a passport beer tour. Taste some of Jefferson County's best craft beers while listening to short, TED-style talks from Colorado's best brewers. The event is free, but registration is required at . More info HERE.

U.S. Department of Energy Solar 
Decathlon 2017, October 5 - 15

A collegiate competition made up of 10 contests challenging 11 student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient solar houses. Over the last 18 months the students have built theses houses to see which operates the best on solar energy. Come tour the home to learn how to save money and energy with clean energy products and systems that are available today. Takes place at 61 st  and Pena stop near DIA. More info  HERE.

Great Colorado Women  Wine 
& Chocolate Reception

On October 17, from 5:30 pm - 8 pm, join the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame for an inspirational talk by Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Jo Ann Cram Joselyn, and a Chocolate & Wine Pairing by The Chocolate Therapist. All proceeds benefit the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. Dr. Joselyn is the first American and first woman to serve in the position of Secretary General of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. Before retiring, she was a space scientist and reserve space weather forecaster with the Space Environment Center of NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories.  Get ticket  HERE.

JeffCo Innovators' Workshop presents
"Starting Your Own Business in the 
Green Energy Industry" Oct. 30

Join the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop for a special expert panel on how to start a business in one of the most promising industries for the future.  Refreshments, networking, find help for your startup question, and panel.  Begins at 6 pm at Golden City Hall.  FREE, but please RSVP HERE.

Himalayan Oktoberfest October 22 
for HIKE for HELP

Every year, 26,500 pounds of human waste are generated  in the
Everest Base Camp region of  Nepal. Public sanitation in  Khumbu
Valley is lacking, however, and without proper  receptacles,
much of the trash and other waste generated by foreign visitors
ends up littering the valley. One  way to address this issue is to
construct public restrooms along the  Everest Base Camp trail.
Nepali  communities are able to generate additional income 
while  promoting tourism Tourism is an  integral piece of
economic growth for Nepal, and a lack of basic facilities and cleanliness  threatens  the  livelihood  of  the  Nepali  people  living
in  the  Khumbu  Valley.
This winter, the Colorado School of Mines chapter of Hike for
Help is sending a group ofstudents to Nepal to begin the 
construction of a second coin-accessible public restroom in the 
Khumbu Valley. Hike for Help is a nonprofit organization in 
Golden that partners withcommunities in Nepal to execute
effective and innovative projects to elevate living standards in
the region. Hike for Help collaborates directly with Nepali 
leaders to create high-impact, self-enabling projects that will
directly benefit the people. The projects are chosen and
implemented by the communities, ensuring their success 
and positive influence. Past projects include workshops, 
construction of school  buildings, bee hives  and  compostable
To help raise funds to purchase the necessary construction
materials for the public restroom, Hike for Help is hosting its
annual Himalayan Oktoberfest on Oct. 22. The fundraiser 
will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the American Mountaineering
Center, 710 10th St., Golden. The event will  be catered  by
Sherpa House, a local Nepali restaurant owned by Lhakpa Sherpa,the founder of Hike for Help. In addition to Nepali food and beer and  traditional cultural presentations, the main  event of the evening  will be a silent auction of various goods and services donated by local  businesses  in the Golden area.
Suggested  $20 donation  will  be  collected  at  the  door.
For more information about Hike for Help, click HERE.Donations can also be made on our crowd funding  page HERE.   
CONTACT:  Madison  Anderson, Colorado School of Mines' HIKE for HELP at (530) 647-6361.

Royal Tea with Royalty
November 10

The Jefferson County Library Foundation has announced its fundraising event that offers an "afternoon of elegance."  The Royal Tea with Royalty will be held at The Briarwood Inn, 1630 8th Street in Golden. For your $75 admission/contribution the event includes a four-course tea with signature cocktails, a High-Stakes Raffle, Live entertainment by 2014 Ms. Colorado Senior America Sharon Nuanes, and a bevy of royal beauty queens. 
So, who is the Royalty at the Royal Tea?
The roster includes: 2017 Miss Wheelchair Colorado, former Miss Hispanic Fraternidad Colorado, both the 2017 and 2015 Ms. Colorado Senior America and the entire set of Evergreen Rodeo Royalty (queen, princess and junior princess). These individuals will be wearing their tiaras and sashes, and will be available for photographs and autographs. They will also be sprinkled among the guest seating during the tea and entertainment.
Complete information and tickets  HERE.

Fall Happenings at 
 Denver Botanic Gardens
for the entire list of events click HERE.

At the YORK STREET Gardens:

La Calavera Catrina October 14 - November 5. Join Denver Botanic Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the iconic and elegant female skeleton know as La Catrina. 

Glow at the Gardens Wednesday and Thursday, October 18, 19, 26 and 27. Luminaria-lined pathways wind through the Gardens to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Enjoy a wide array of activities each night including: live music, free face painting, costume contest, scavenger hunt, crafts and LED circus performers. Seasonal food and beverages are available for purchase. 

A Feast for the Souls Friday, October 20, 6-8 p.mLola's Cocina leads a Day of the Dead cooking class that explores the tradition of building an altar that honors and celebrates a loved one who has passed on. 

Ghosts in the Gardens Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, & 29.  Tour through the Gardens after dark and hear spine-tingling stories of the Gardens' haunted history. 

Bat Encounter: Live! Sunday, October 29. See some of the rarest bats in the world, up-close and personal in this one-of-a-kind educational program. In this family-friendly, live animal program, you learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy. 

Día de los Muertos Saturday, November 4. A holiday with ancient roots combining Mexican indigenous customs and European traditions, Día de los Muertos is a lighthearted and joyful tribute to the memory of family and friends who have passed away. Celebrate this fun and colorful tradition with activities, crafts and exhibits for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. 

At the C HATFIELD  FARMS locations;

Corn Maze Now through October 29 Fridays & Saturdays. Ticket includes regular maze, mini-maze (children 10 and younger), one hayride, one barrel train ride (children 12 and under). Food, pony rides and hamster balls are available for purchase. 

After Dark Corn Maze Fridays & Saturdays. The lights are out in Corn Maze and brave visitors can find their way through with only the light of a glow stick. Note: this maze is not haunted. 

Dead Zone Scream Park Fridays & Saturdays. Fast Pass Dead Zone Scream Park includes admission to Corn Stalkers Haunted Maze,  After Dark Maze and a haunted hayride. Corn Stalkers exits into After Dark Corn Maze, where you will have to find your way back through in the dark. For ages 13 and up. 

Pumpkin Festival Friday - Sunday, October 13-15.  Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children's activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size. It is recommended to bring a wagon to transport pumpkins. Free pumpkin daycare is available while you enjoy the rest of the festival. 


Nichos Art Exchange Project September 16 - November 5. The Gardens' annual celebration of Día de los Muertos extends to the Westwood neighborhood. Three large colorful nichos (alters) by artist Ricardo Soltero will be placed along Morrison Road between Newton and Virginia St. The nichos which served as the centerpiece for the Gardens' 2016 Days of the Dead exhibition have been created to honor the deceased by community members including children and family, the senior community and local artists. 

Kindred Spirits: Day of the Dead Thursday, November 2, 4:30-8 p.m. $45 The second Kindred Spirits cocktail and art event celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with themed cocktails at Sacred Thistle -- a flower and gift boutique -- before going to the Gardens for a private tour of the La Calavera Catrina exhibition that explores the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful large-scale skeleton sculptures by artist Ricardo Soltero. Enjoy Mexican desserts while touring the exhibition and receive a take home gift. Includes 3 alcoholic drinks, dessert, Gardens admission and tour. Food may be purchased. Must be 21 years of age.

About Denver Botanic Gardens

Green inside and out, Denver Botanic Gardens began in 1951 and is considered one of the top botanical gardens in the United States and a pioneer in water conservation. For more information, visit HERE. 

Lots of Fun in Golden 

There's lots of opportunities for fun and learning for all ages in Golden!  The  Golden Community Center is a 71,000+ square foot multifunction recreation facility located at 1470 Tenth Street next to Lions Park in Golden. It has numerous classes and opportunities for fitness and exercise - plus a beautiful indoor leisure swimming pool and lap pool. Click  HERE for a list of activities scheduled.

Learn about Golden's  Clear Creek Whitewater Park  HERE.

Learn about Golden's  Fossil Trace Golf Club - a unique course rated as one of Denver's Best  HERE.

The Golden Super Cruise  of antique cars takes place the first Saturday of each month through October. Get more information HERE.

Sierra Club - Rocky Mountain Chapter. Numerous events - click  HERE.

Audubon Society of Greater Denver - More info  HERE.

Jeffco Open Space Schedule of educational events f or various ages - adult & child - can be found   HERE.  

Park Closures: Various parks are closed during the year to protect wildlife.  Before you go, check out the list of closures HERE.


Jefferson Coun ty Business Resource Center

JCBRC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the small business community in Jefferson County.  It helps business owners find solutions for any challenges or questions about doing business in Jeffco. They are also able to assist with other needs or opportunities and offer guidance or direction when needed. Planning a start-up enterprise? Or are you the proprietor of an established business? The JCBRC is the centralized hub for the myriad of resources available for business growth and success in the County. Services are offered at no cost or low cost for Jeffco business owners and residents. Website HERE. Located at 1667 Cole Blvd. (Bldg. 19 - suite 400) Lakewood, 80401 (Denver West Office Park off Colfax Avenue.)

American Job Center

The American Job Center's three locations offer a wide variety of workshops of different lengths to increase skills and the chance to obtain a new job. Subjects include topics from creating a dynamic cover letter and experiencing a successful interview, to classes in Microsoft Excel and LinkedIn, and many more!
Check out all the educational opportunities to boost your career from the A.J.C. HERE.


Your nearby Jefferson County Library system offers a cornucopia of activities for all ages from toddlers to seniors. 

Don't Miss the Jefferson County Library Foundation's
Famous Whale of a Used Book Sale
at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Preview Night for  Members of FRIENDS only
is Thursday, Oct 26
Open to Public:
 Friday, Oct 27,  8 am Early Bird admission
 Saturday, Oct 28, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Oct 29, 11 am - 3 pm
Find out more HERE including how to become a FRIEND.

Library EVENTS this WEEK

Sunday, October 8
  • DIY Lab: Adult Makers Guild 12:30   - 2:30 PM. This program is for adults. Calling all makers! Have a project idea but not all the tools? Want to learn a new skill? Golden's DIY Lab gives you a place to meet other tinkerers and use our Maker Space to work on your latest project. Become part of a like-minded community of adults while exploring the possibilities, from fiber arts to hand tools to robotics.
Monday, October 9
  • All Jefferson County Libraries are closed for Columbus Day.
Tuesday, October 10
  • Baby Time 9:15- 9:45 AM and 11:15 - 11:45 AM. Story Time for babies. Bouncing, singing, rhyming and reading stories!  All families are welcome. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Toddler Time 10:15-10:45 AM. Sing, rhyme, dance and read stories! All families are welcome.  Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Lego Play and Build 4 - 5 PM.Drop-in program for all ages. You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGO® Bricks! Join our all-ages LEGO® Play & Build program. Use your imagination and our two tubs of LEGOS® in free play and build. Everyone is welcome. Program limited to 45 participants.©2017 The LEGO® Group. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.
  • Golden Writing Circle 6 - 7:30 PM. This program is suitable for adults. Do you want to start writing but have no idea where to begin? Do you have a manuscript you want some feedback on, or do you just need motivation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider attending one of our monthly meet-ups. This circle is open to all writers no matter skill level or writing interests. We offer feedback, critiquing, and general discussion. Rather than a class, we are a writing support circle-offering encouragement, inspiration, and motivation.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship 5:30 - 7:30 PM. This lab is suitable for adults and teens. It's double the high fiber fun at the Golden Library! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Spin? Weave? Want to? Come to Golden Library's DIY Lab on the first Tuesday of the month and show us your work in progress. Or bring a project idea and your curiosity and we'll get you started.
Wednesday, October 11
  • Toddler Time 9:15 - 9:45 AM and 10:15 - 10:45 AM.  Sing, rhyme, dance and read stories! All families are welcome. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Family Time 11:15 -11:45 AM.  Everyone invited to this program of stories, singing, rhyming and dancing for the whole family. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Wild Wednesday 4 - 5 PM. This program is suitable for ages 6-10.  Discover Colorado wildlife and environment with naturalists from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Each month we explore a different environmental topic and discover what makes Colorado wild and wonderful. Upcoming program dates: November 15 and December 13.
  • Homework Help 4-6 PM.  This drop-in program is suitable for grades 1 - 12.  Sharpen your pencils and your skills! We know you love your parents, but let's get real--sometimes it's easier to get homework help from someone else. The Golden Library and Colorado School of Mines Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are here to help. We invite students in grades 1-12 to stop in and get help in any subject. Program runs 4 - 6 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Thursday, October 12
  • Baby Time 9:15 - 9:45 AM.  Story Time for babies. Babies from birth enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and reading stories!  All families are welcome. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Toddler Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM. Get ready to sing, rhyme, dance and read stories! All families are welcome.  Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Homework Help 4-6 PM. Drop-in program for grades 1 - 12. Sharpen your pencils and your skills! We know you love your parents, but let's get real--sometimes it's easier to get homework help from someone else. Look to the library! The Golden Library and Colorado School of Mines Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are here to help. We invite students to stop in and get help in any subject. Program runs 4 - 6 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • DIY Lab 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Weekly drop-in open lab for ages 12 and up. Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things?  Use our DIY space to get creative.  Try out a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, dremel, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, Lego Mindstorms™ and other robotics, and Arduino.  Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.
Friday, October 13
  • Baby Time 9:15 - 9:45 AM. Story Time for babies. Babies from birth enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and reading stories!  All families are welcome. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • Toddler Time 10:15 - 10:45 AM. Get ready to sing, rhyme, dance and read stories! All families are welcome.  Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
Saturday, October 14
  • Family Time 10:15 -10:45 AM. Everyone is invited to this program of stories, songs, rhyming and dancing for the whole family. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • DIY Lab: Slime Science. 11 -- 11:30 AM. This event is suitable for ages under 6. This month's theme: Slime Science! Parents/Caregivers: your little ones will love this hands-on approach to learning! We'll explore, create, construct and grow through stories, art and experiments. Space is limited to 15 scientists and their grown-up assistants. Registration is required. You can sign up at, 303-235-5275 or at your library.
Sunday, October 15
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship 2:30 - 4:30 PM. This lab is suitable for adults and teens. It's double the high fiber fun at the Golden Library! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Spin? Weave? Want to? Come to Golden Library's DIY Lab and show us your work in progress. Or bring a project idea and your curiosity and we'll get you started.
Monday, October 16
  • All libraries are closed for staff meetings.
Golden Library's Regular Hours:

For a complete listing of all events at other Jefferson County Libraries, Click  HERE.   



Winter clothes are needed for a mother and child from Venezuela seeking asylum in the United States. They are both small persons and the daughter is just 12 years old. Warm coats would especially be appreciated. 

To make donations contact Judy Denison or Ann Mezo. Donations can also be left on the front porch of 1027 Ninth Street, Golden. Anything not used for this mother & child will be donated elsewhere. 

                ESL: International Rescue Committee (IRC) will be needing people to teach/tutor ESL this fall.  Consider volunteering for this (contact Dana Bustamante, (720) 328-6655 x225, ). IRC is at 4th
 & Urban, right near Jose O'Shea off of Union.  You will need a background check and an intro training for IRC.   
                Other volunteering: IRC has a lot of needs for volunteers: transportation, front desk, filing, sorting, minding kids during classes, snacks.  You need a background check for all of this.  Please contact Dana to get a background check so you will be notified weekly of the needs.

Join the "Golden Relief Group" FACEBOOK page Email  Judy to be on the GRG email list .

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   Judy Denison has several separate email lists which you may want to be on: 
   - GAPS (Golden Action for Public Safety)
   - Golden Relief Group
   - Golden Votes 
Email her,  to be added to a list.
   Also, Golden Relief Group and Golden Votes have Facebook pages which you can join.