Golden & Jefferson County Newsletter

  October 1 - 8, 2017 

 Golden-Jefferson County Newsletter is sent out weekly.

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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.

Don't Miss the
Grand Opening
of the

Linking Lookout
New US 6 Interchange

2 PM
Sunday, Oct 1

in Golden's
new Park
on the 
 19th Street overpass 
 over U.S. 6

Help stop bicycle theft - 
including the loss of YOURS!

Register your bike with the
National Bike Registry



October 3 
6:30 pm

at the 
 Green Center
on the 
 Mines Campus
16th & Cheyenne Streets

Special speaker:
Luis Benitez
Office of Outdoor
Recreation Industry for Colorado


 October 7

Glamour & Intrigue
at the


a festive evening to
The Golden 
 High School 
 Scholarship Fund
hosted by the
Kiwanis Club of Golden
  • Come in costume
  • Four-course dinner
  • Libations
  • Live entertainment
Space is limited!
Get tickets HERE.

Portion of the ticket price is tax deductible.


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.


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 an active, 1-year-old, male, Siberian Husky that's very loving and affectionate but NO cats for this guy!

is an adult, female, Australian Cattle dog mix that loves to go for walks and hang out with people. 

is an adult female dog that likes to cuddle and would do best in a calm household.

is a handsome 2-yr-old male, Domestic Longhair that's friendly and looking for a friendly home.

is a cute, one-year-old, female Domestic Longhair kitty that needs a new family to love.

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


It's coming up soon!

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 

"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


In this Issue in Order of Appearance:
This Week
SUNDAY, October 1

8 am - 12 pm: Walk the Wetlands along the South Platte River at Audubon Center in Chatfield parking lot, 11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton, 80128. Free. No registration required. Join us to explore ponds, riparian forest, and grassland habitats to see resident and migratory birds. More info HERE

7 am: Registration. 8:30 am: Start of 8th Annual Coyote Classic 5K & 1 Mile Run. Starts at Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford Street, Golden 80401. A fun run for the entire family with beautiful views. More info HERE.

9 am - 1:30 pm: today: Arvada Farmers Market  in Olde Town Square on Sundays through Oct. 2. More info 
9 am - 2 pm: Farmers' Market at Waterstone Community  Church,  West Parking Lot  5890 S Alkire St Littleton, CO 80127 . More info  HERE.
1 pm - 2:30 pm: Arvada Urban Renewal 101  at Arvada Library. Learn ho w projects are funded, selected, performed. More info  HERE.

2 pm: Grand Opening Celebration of "Linking Lookout"  U.S. & 19th Street interchange. Free. For the public.

3 pm - 5:30 pm: Evergreen Chamber Orchestra Season Opening Concert  at Evergreen Lutheran Church. Admission charged. More info HERE.

4 pm - 6:30 pm: GO FARM Harvest Dinner 2017
in Parfet Park, Golden. A delicious dinner made from the harvest of local farmers.

MONDAY, October 2

10:30 am:  Development Update for Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners
in Golden Room at Jefferson County Admin. Bldg., 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden.  Open to the Public.

6:30 pm: Golden Historic Preservation Board at Council Chambers 911 10th Street, Golden 80401. More info  HERE .
TUESDAY, October 3

8 am: Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. 
P ublic Hearing & Comments in Hearing Room #1 of the Jefferson County Courts & Admin Building at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Followed by Staff Briefings and County Manager/BCC Admin staff meetings in the BCC Board Room. 
BCC Hearings and Staff Briefings packets are available for download every Monday at 5:00 p.m. 
Hearings Packet Link:  HERE.
Staff  Briefings Packet Link: HERE.

11:30 am - 1 pm: Golden City Roots Walking Tour at the Golden History Center. $10/GHM members, $15/non-members. Join us to walk along Clear Creek trail to see fall colors and learn about the history of Vanover Park, the Coors Brewery, Parfet Park and Clear Creek History Park. More info HERE.

1 pm - 2:15 pm: Book Group at Standley Lake Library. Adults. Free. Come join to discuss the book, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.  More info HERE.

2 pm - 3 pm: South Golden Merchant's Meeting at Pizza Hut, 17540 S Golden Rd. More info HERE.

4 pm - 6 pm: Nature Edventures - Falconry and Colorado Raptors at 9340 Commerce Center St. Highlands Ranch. Highlands Ranch Resident: $10, Non-resident: $12. Registration Required. Join this presentation to learn about how humans and birds prey working together. More info HERE. 

4 pm - 6:30 pm: Free Pueblo Mountain Biking on the Trail System at the Pueblo Reservoir. Registration Required. 400-499 W. 22nd St, Pueblo, 81003. Come see the new mountain bike trail system at the Reservoir. More info HERE.

6 pm - 9 pm: Wheat Ridge Mayoral & City Council Candidate Forum at Wheat Ridge City Hall, 7500 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge. More info  HERE.

6:30 pm: Golden Mayor's Awards for Excellence at the Green Center at Colorado School of Mines. Free. Open to the public. 1500 Illinois Street.  

WEDNESDAY, October 4

10 am: TriceraTOTs at the DinoRidge Discovery Center, 17681 W. Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.Kids ages 2-5. Non-members: $5/child, members: $3/child. Adults and 1 and under: Free. Story-time and craft program for kids. RSVP required. More info HERE. 

11 am: Coffee Concert with Jeffrey Siegel - Moods and Tones at the Arvada Center. $17. More info HERE.

11:30 am - 1 pm: Community Development Committee at Golden Visitor's Center Conference Room, 1010 Washington Ave, 80401. 

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

7:30 pm: Jeffrey Siegel Keyboard Conversations - Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at the Arvada Center. Keyboard view: $35. General view $29. More info HERE

THURSDAY, October 5

9 am - 10:30 am: Golden Public Art Commission at Council Chambers 911 10th St, Golden 80401. More info  HERE.

9:30 am: Floral Design class at the new Center for the Arts Evergreen.   Also there today - the start of six sessions on Gouache Studies. Find out more about their Fall classes  HERE.

4 pm - 5pm: STEAMPunks at Belmar library. Free. Registration required. Kids, grades 3-6. Join the fun thinking like a scientist with math, science, technology, or art to engage your curiosity. Register in the library, online at or call 303-235-5275. More info HERE.

5:30 pm - 8 pm: Yarn and Needle Arts Group at Standley lake library. Free. Adults. Bring in a project to work on and connect with people who enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross stitch and so much more. More info HERE.

6 pm - 7:30 pm: Hunters Full Hike Moon at Bear Creek Lake Park, 15600 W. Morrison Rd., Lakewood 80465. $2/person. All ages. Parking entrance fee waived. Leave your flashlights at home and be guided by park naturalist on the trails and green spaces. More info HERE.

6 pm - 8 pm: Aerialist Performance at the Foothills Art Center. Members free/Non-members pay regular admission. Jill Scott is performing to interpret Street Fonts and Funk in her way. More info HERE.

6:30 pm: 2017 Golden Election Candidates Forum at Council Chambers, 911 10th St, Golden 80401. More info  HERE. Hosted by Leadership Golden.

7 pm - 9 pm: Renewable Energy Panel Community Meeting at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10 th St, 80401. Free. Open to the public. A meeting discussing renewable energy and its importance, what Jefferson County has accomplished, and the progress of the current projects. More info HERE. Hosted by the Jefferson County League of Women Voters.

FRIDAY, October 6

10 am - 5 pm: Ikebana International - Denver Chapter Show at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street Denver, 80206. Continues on Saturday. Have a look at about 30 arrangements made by the Ikebana Society. 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.

6 pm - 9 pm: Black & White Night at Golden History Museum.Cost: $75/individual, $140/for a pair. Come enjoy delicious food from the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse, cocktails and entertainment at the annual event. More info and tickets HERE.

SATURDAY, October 7

8 am-  11 am: Fall EverGold 10-Mile Run - 2017 Evergreen Trail Racing Series Race #5 at Lair o' the Bear Open Space Park in Idledale. $35 in advance, $40 race day. Race to the top of Bergen Park and enjoy the wonderful scenery. More info HERE.

9 am - 4 pm: Volunteer Opportunity with Metro Denver Green Homes Tour  at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32 nd  Ave, Golden, 80401 (Applewood). Come join the tour to see how CRES has been creating environmental awareness with "green" homes. More info HERE
10 am: Meet the candidates for Golden City Council, Ward 2, at Bean Fosters at 720 Golden Ridge Road, with District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves. 

10 am: Meet the candidates for Golden City Council for Ward #4 at Lion's Park on Tenth Street, with Casey Brown, District 2 Councilor.

10 am - 5 pm: Ikebana International - Denver Chapter Show  at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street 80206. Have a look at about 30 arrangements made by the Ikebana Society. More info HERE .

10 am - 12 pm: Colorado Springs Creek Week Cleanup at Roswell Park, 515 W Polk St, 80907. Come help clean up in Monument Creek for the environment. More info HERE.

11 am - 4 pm: Fall Native Plant Festival in Partnership with CoNPS at Chatfield reservoir, 11280 Waterton Rd., Littleton 80125. Order plants to support the Colorado Native Plant Society and register for paid workshops. More info HERE.

11:30 am: Meet the candidates for Golden City Council, Ward 1, at Bean Fosters at 720 Golden Ridge Road, with District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves. 

1 pm - 3 pm: Code Club at the Arvada library. Ages 10-19. Free. Come learn the wonderful world of programming where you will learn scratch, HTML, CSS, python and much more. Register HERE.

2 pm - 3 pm: Animals of Pokemon at Wheat Ridge Library. All ages. Free. Come to learn about Pokemon that are inspired by real life animals! More info HERE

6:30 pm: Gatsby Murder Mystery Masquerade presented by the Kiwanis Club of Golden. Includes delicious 4-course meal, entertainment & more. Info  HERE

7:30pm: Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra "West Coast Jazz" at the Arvada Center. Tickets HERE.

SUNDAY, October 8

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. 

MONDAY, October 9
6:30 pm: Golden Urban Renewal Authority meeting at City Hall, 911 Tenth Street. 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.


Thursday, Oct 5: Golden Candidates for City Council Forum.
              at City Hall.  Sponsored by Leadership Golden.

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.

                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.

Renewable energy: 
Why it is critical to our future
The public is welcome to attend an  Oct. 5  panel discussion on local efforts toward sustainable communities. Hosted by the League of Women Voters Jeffco, it will focus on renewable energy: what's been accomplished, what's in progress and why it's important.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., Golden, 80401. After review by League members and if time permits, questions will be answered. Representatives from Jefferson County, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Arvada and Golden are expected to participate.
The keynote speaker will be Frank Rukavina , the Sustainability Director at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden. He is responsible for the advancement of corporate environmental, social and economically responsible decision making to advance the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. He leads the sustainable development initiatives that drive NREL's campus of the future: a carbon neutral, net-zero energy laboratory.
The League's Sustainability Committee member Pat Mesec said the committee began asking communities nine years ago what local plans were in place to work toward a sustainable community. "Now we have gone back and asked the same question with the hope that some initiatives and accomplishments will be explained." she said.
For more information, visit HERE, call 303-238-0032 or email HERE.
The League is nonpartisan and never supports or opposes candidates or political parties.
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."

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 1 - Ribbon-cutting for new 19th Street (Linking Lookout) park over 6th Ave. Golden

Oct 4 - Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra Featuring Jeffery Siegel

Oct 5 - Jeffco League of Women Voters panel on Renewable Energy at Golden Community Center

Oct 5 - Golden Candidates Forum at City Hall

Oct 7: Gatsby Murder Mystery Masquerade by Kiwanis Club of Golden.

Oct 7: Annual "Blessing of the Animals" at St. Johns Episcopal Church

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. 


Sept. 30:  Walk for Freshwater at Golden High School
Oct. 3:     PTA meeting - Bell Middle School - 5 pm
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:

Sept. 21:   BoE Special Meeting at 5 pm.
Oct. 5:        Board of Education Special meeting at 5 pm. 
                 BoE Regular meeting at 6 pm.
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.

Dinosaur Ridge 
Scientific Spelling Stomp: 
An All-Ages Competitive
 Spelling Bee  October 1

* Event Profile: A fun-filled event for students, families, teachers, and science lovers from all walks of life to promote scientific literacy in our community. 
* All words related to paleontology or geology
* Teams of 2-4 people, all ages, will enter to compete for prizes and the glory of the Dinosaur Ridge Scientific Spelling Champion title.
* Sponsored by Colorado Chemistry Teachers Association (additional sponsorships available)
* Date and Time: Sunday, October 1, 6-9 p.m.
* Location: Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Ricketson Theatre and Schlessman Lobby)
* Beneficiaries: Friends of Dinosaur Ridge educational and transportation programs
* Team registrants: $40 per adult, $25 per student (food and drink and official t-shirt included) Register  HERE
* $15 for attendees (non-teams) (food and drink included) Tickets available  HERE.
* Special guests: Steve Spangler (local science personality, owner Steve Spangler Science); Sylvie Lamontagne (spelling coach, 2-time Colorado spelling bee Champ, 4th place 2016 Scripps National Bee); Scott Isaacs (spelling coach, Champion, 1989 Scripps National Bee)

Golden Mayor's 
Community Celebration Oct. 3

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Green Center, Mines Campus
16 th   & Cheyenne Streets

Join Mayor Marjorie Sloan as she hosts an exciting celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship!  Guest Speaker Luis Benitez will win you over with his passion the minute he starts   talking.  Benitez is an accomplished hiker who helped guide the first blind person to the summit of Everest (that person was Golden resident Erik Weihenmayer).  He is now the director of the   Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry for the State of Colorado.  His goal is to attract and retain industry by finding ways to support companies and organizations that want to be here, and   help them find the funding and resources they need to be successful.

Along those same lines, Mayor Sloan is partnering for the second year in a row with the Colorado School of Mines to highlight the many businesses, industries, and people who through their   innovation and entrepreneurship, have made a difference in our society.  IN addition to highlighting the many great things coming from Mines, the Mayor will also honor outstanding   individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden.  Kicking off with the Mines Marching Band, this is an event not to miss!   

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.

Keep Fire Danger Down!
Take advantage of Jefferson Counties reinstated slash program and reduce the danger of wildfire near your home. Now through  November 12 th visit one of many  locations to drop off your slash. A single load costs 20$ and consists of a 8' x 5' x 4' trailer or a full pickup truck load. Anything over this length will be charged accordingly. The fee is to keep the Jefferson county slash program sustainable and are needed to keep it going for future seasons. 

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.

Annual "Blessing of the Animals"
on Saturday, October 7

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with this short outdoor service, and have your pets blessed to help keep them safe.  Music and prayer followed by coffee, juice and treats.  For the convenience of all present, we ask you to please restrain your pets on leashes or in their  carriers/containers. If you can't bring your   pet on Saturday,   you are invited to bring a picture instead to be honored as part of God's creative work in the world.

St. Francis of Assisi is best perhaps known as the patron saint of nature and the environment, with many legends that sprang up after his death dealing with his love for animals. Francis believed that   the world was created good and beautiful by God but claimed that it is the duty of humanity to both protect and enjoy nature as stewards of God's creation.  St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church is   located in the Applewood area of Jefferson County at 13151 W.   28th   Avenue off Alkire. For more information or directions please visit the website HERE.
All creatures great and small are welcome!

For the safety of all present, please restrain all animals on leashes or in their carriers/containers. - In the event of inclement weather we will meet inside. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Class
October 7 
at Golden Community Center

A Youth Mental Health First Aid class will be   given on Oct 7 from 8:30 AM   to   4:30 PM  at the Golden Community Center.  The class will be conducted by staff from the Jefferson  Center for Mental Health   and is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people  (ages   12-18).   The course introduces the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health  problems in adolescents and builds an   understanding of the importance of early intervention.

The class is free, open to the public, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden. Register 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.

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 1
  • The photographers of Salon 7680 will display their work at the Golden Library from September 3 through October 14. Steve Bostwick, Becky Chapman, Clifford Hawkes and Alma Mueller are the artists featured.
Monday, October 2
  • Preschool Time 1:15 - 1:45 PM. Enjoy stories, songs, rhyming and dancing! All families are welcome. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
Tuesday, October 3
  • Baby Time 9:15- 9:45 AM and 11 - 11:30 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.
  • 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 4
  • 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 -11:30 AM.  Everyone invited to this program of stories, singing, rhyming and dancing for the whole family. Story Time is limited to 45 participants.
  • 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 5
  • 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 6
  • 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.
  • Teen After Dark- Tabletop Game Creation 5:30 - 7:30 PM. This program is suitable for ages 13-18. Join us for a four-evening series, creating your own tabletop game. We will talk about game strategy and design, create game materials, 3D print your game pieces and finally have a family/friend game night. Registration is required and commits you to all four dates listed below:
5:30 p.m., Friday, October 6: Cover game strategy and design.
5:30 p.m., Friday, October 20: Create game materials and start 3D printing design.
5:30 p.m., Friday, November 3: Continue creating game materials, 3D printing, and create invitations for game night.
5:30 p.m., Friday, November 17:  Family and friends game night.
Saturday, October 7
  • 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.
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 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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