Golden & Jefferson County Newsletter

 September 17 - 24, 2017 

 Golden-Jefferson County Newsletter is sent out weekly.

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Front Range Press
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Assistant Editor
Karna Johnson

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.


Owners & Managers!

Participate in

 Expo 2017"

Help shape Jefferson 
 County's workforce 
 for the future

Showcase your business and career opportunities in
your industry to Jefferson, 
Clear Creek & Gilpin County high school sophomores 
while they are making crucial education
decisions about their future.

Sept. 26
at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Thousands of students, 
hundreds of teachers!

participation for businesses

Learn more 

Career Expo 2017
Gold Sponsor

Help stop bicycle theft - 
including the loss of YOURS!

Register your bike with the
National Bike Registry


 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 one of two adult 
female Dalmatians currently up for adoption at the shelter. 

is an adult female American Pit Bull mix that needs an outdoorsy kind of family to love again.

is a personable, young, female Domestic 
Shorthair kitty that
 would do better as an only cat. 


is a low key, adult, male Siamese mix that would do best in an easy-going home. 

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

"Learn as much
 as you can 
while you are young, since life becomes too busy later."

- Dana Stewart Scott

"The human brain is special. 
It starts working
 as soon as you
 get up and it doesn't stop 
until you get to school."

 -   Milton Berle

"Education helps you earn more. 
But not many schoolteachers can prove it."

- E.   C. McKenzie

"In school, you're taught a lesson 
and then   given a test. 
In life, you're given a test 
that   teaches you a lesson." 

- Tom Bodett

"It's one of my favorite seasons
of the year: 
Back to School.
 As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, 
new outfits, 
the change of seasons, 
and the chance to crack open a new textbook."

- Dana Perino

"With every book, you go back to school. 
You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. 
You spend a little time learning 
what it's like
 to live in 
someone else's shoes." 

- John Irving

"In many ways, September feels 
like the busiest 
time of the year: The kids go back
 to school, work piles up after the summer's dog 
days, and Thanksgiving is suddenly 
upon us." 

- Brene Brown


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, September 17

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.

12 pm - 2 pm: Jeffco Open Space History Hunt at White Ranch Park , Golden.Family scavenger hunt for historical treasures. More info HERE.
12 pm - 4 pm: Arts and Ales Festival at the Arvada Center. Adults $5, Kids & under free. Shop the art, sample the beer, $2 each, food, vendors, and fun. Proceeds to help Make Art Happen at the Arvada Center. More info  HERE.

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Editing Digital Photographs at the Belmar Library. Free but requires registration. Learn to use basic edits and bring your photos on camera or flash drive. More info HERE.

1 pm - 3 pm: Game Crazers  at Belmar Library. Free. Teens and adults. From word games, to card games, to board games, you'll find a new game craze to love. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours & get your game on. Bring your own games to share if you want. Info HERE.

3:30 pm - 5 pm: Canine Conundrums: Brain Game for Dogs - Thinking outside the Walk at the Standley Lake Library. Free. Learn indoor activities to keep your dog mentally occupied. Leave pets at home. More info HERE:

MONDAY, September 18

10 am - Noon: Hiring event for TruGreen offered  by the American Job Center at the Career Center in the Laramie Bldg. at 3500 Illinois Street, Golden. More info HERE.

10 am - 10:30 am Drop in Discovery  at the Majestic View Nature Center, 7030 Garrison St, Arvada 80004. Free. Investigate the natural world of the Nature Center and explore different themes in hands on activities. More info HERE:

6:30 pm - 9 pm: Trivia Night at Odyssey Beerwerks at Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada. Bring your brains and team. Prizes for 1st-3rd Place, you could win Free Beer! More info HERE

4 pm - 7 pm: Jefferson County Business Resource Expo!  At the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Free with pre-event registration for all business owners  HERE.

6:30 pm: Golden Downtown Development Authority Meeting at Council Chambers, 911 Tenth Street.

TUESDAY, September 19

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.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm: Personal Security Online at Belmar Library. Learn about keeping your information secure online. Free. Requires registration. More info HERE
4 pm - 6 pm: Free 'basics' program for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers at Evergreen Fire & Rescue Admin Building, 1802 Bergen Prkwy. Topic "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's. Reservations recommended. More info HERE.
6 pm - 7:30 pm: Make Something: Tea and Terrible Art, Part II at Lakewood Library. Recreate a masterpiece and sip tea. Laugh, novice or expert. More info HERE.

6 pm: Mountain Republican Women's Club meeting in Bergen Park with HD25 Representative Tim Leonard. More info by sending an email HERE.

7 pm: Golden Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting at Golden Community Center, 1470 Tenth Street.

WEDNESDAY, September 20

7:30 am: Report from the Jefferson County Aging Well Housing Workgroup at the Jefferson County Human Services Bldg., 900 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden in the 1st Floor Conference Room.

7:30 am: Golden Citizens Budget Advisory Committee at City Hall, 911 Tenth Street.

Noon:  Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation Board Meeting in Lookout Mountain Room, at JeffCo Admin Bldg. (Taj Mahal) 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden.

Noon: Special Tour of the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition at the new Center for the Arts Evergreen. More info. HERE.

2 pm - 4 pm: Getting Started in Online Genealogy at Lakewood Library. Learn how to use online resources to research your family history. Free. Registration required. More info HERE

6 pm - 7 pm: Immune Support 101: Nutrition and Immune Function at Belmar Library. Natural Grocers nutritionist to discuss fueling your immune system. More info HERE

6 pm - 8 pm: "Bear in Mind" Discussion at Jeffco Open Space Office, Golden. Talk will focus on bears and human conflicts by Dr. Stewart Breck, USDA-Wildlife Services- National Wildlife Research Center. More info HERE.

6:30 pm: Golden Planning Commission Study Session at City Hall, 911 Tenth Street.

7 pm - 8:30 pm: Comso Campfire at Majestic View Nature Center, Arvada. $5/person, $15/family. Naturalists from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center will be your star-gazing guides. Bring blankets and sign up in advance at More info HERE.

THURSDAY, September 21

10 am - 2 pm: Nature Play Day at Denver Zoo. 
10 th  Birthday of Denver Preschool Program. Activities encouraging nature play for preschoolers. Free with admission. Adults (Ages 12-64) $17,Children (Ages 3-11) - $12, Kids 2 and Under - FREE, Seniors (Ages 65+) - $14. More info  HERE .

4 pm - 6 pm: Homework Help at the Golden Library.Students grades 1-12 invited. Drop-ins welcome. More info HERE.

9 am - 10 am: Book Group Plus Author Visit at Ye Olde Firehouse, Wheat Ridge. Discussing The Ringer A Novel by Jenny Shank set in Colorado. More info HERE.

4:45 pm: Joint meeting of the Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees and the Library Foundation, followed by regular meeting of the Library Trustees. At the Belmar Library meeting room, 555 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood. More info HERE.

6:30 pm: Golden City Council study session, 911 Tenth Street, Golden. 80401

FRIDAY, September 22

7:15 am: The West Chamber's "Shootout Golf Tournament" at Raccoon Creek. Learn more HERE. 

5 pm - 9 pm Clear Creek Valley Park Fest 2017 in the Clear Creek Valley Park. West 58 th  and Tennyson. Arvada. Tickets Required. $20 General Admission, $40 VIP Admission, $5 Adult non-drinker. Come for live music, food trucks, craft beer, wine tasting and so much more with the entire family! More info HERE:

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Owls of Chatfield Nocturnal Wildlife Hike  at Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield. Learn about the owls and search for them on a hike! Registration and fees required. More info HERE.

2 pm - 3 pm: Essential Oils 101 at Belmar Library. Learn to use essentials oils to rid toxic chemicals from your home. 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: Glitter in the Garden Gala for Foothills Art Center. More info HERE.

SATURDAY, September 23
8 am - 12 pm: Golden Gallup:  at Parfet Park, Golden.The city's biggest race. 5K and 10K loops, and Kid's Fun Run. Cost $15 - $40. More info HERE
8 am - 1 pm:  Golden Farmer's Market. Next to the Golden Library on west side of 10th Street. Saturdays through
October 7.

9 am - 5 pm: High Plains 3 Railers Ride the Rails (Continued on Sunday) at the Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden. Includes the 32' x 14' modular railroad and normal museum exhibits. Admission: Museum Members and children under 2 free, Children $5, Adults $10, Seniors $8. More info HERE.

9 am - 5 pm: Fall Plant & Bulb Sale  ( Continued on Sunday) at the Denver Botanic Gardens, York St. Free admission to the Plant sale and Gardens. More info HERE

10 am: Coffee with a Golden City Councilor. Meet the Candidates for Ward #3 Golden City Council election. At Norman D. Park. More info HERE.

12 pm - 1:30 pm: Natural Healing for Cancer at Arvada Library. Info on natural healing options. More info  HERE. 

1 pm: Coffee with a Golden City Councilor. 
Meet the Candidates for Ward #2 Golden City Council election. At Bean Fosters. Visit HERE for more information.

2pm - 5pm: Common Earth Community Garden Fall Festival at 7195 Simms St, Arvada. Free. Live music by Zyzzyx and having fried chicken, barbeque chicken and ham sandwiches. Guests are recommended to bring sides or dessert. More Info  HERE.

8 am - 12 pm or until dumpsters are full! TLC Wheat Ridge Cleanup Days at Wheat Ridge Congregational Church. For list of accepted items More info HERE

SUNDAY, September 24

9 am - 1:30 pm: today: Arvada Farmers Market  in Olde Town Square on Sundays through Oct. 2. More info  HERE.
9 am - 2 pm: Farmers' Market at Waterstone Community  Church,  West Parking Lot  5890 S Alkire St Littleton, CO 80127 . More info  HERE.
10 am - 2:30: Urban Prairies Project Native Ecosystems Training at the Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster. Community engagement in habitat restoration of open spaces in Colorado. More info  HERE.

1 pm - 3 pm: Passionate about Pastels! At the Evergreen Library. Adults & Teens. Free. Come join Sally Davidson-Marovich to learn about pastels and walk away with a 9x12 creation of your own! More info HERE.  
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Folk Music Singalong at Arvada Library. Bring acoustic instrument, sing, or listen. More info HERE.
MONDAY, September 25

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Family Lab - Technology Safety and Your Family at the Golden Library. Learn how you can make technology safer by Jeffco Sheriffy's CHEEZO unit. Free. Register  HERE.


Jeffco Open Space 
Programs & Events

Oct. 5, 6 pm - 9 pm: Full Moon Journaling. Jeffco Open Space Nature Journal Club. Register  HERE. Free.

Pre-School Nature Nuts: variety of days and classes. Info HERE.  Free.

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"  September 15 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
Performance Now Theatre Company presents
"The Marvelous Wonderettes"
September 8 - 24, 2017
Performance Now presents "The Marvelous Wonderettes" September 8-24 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $36 and are available HERE or by calling 303-987-7845.
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.

Glitter in the Garden
Foothills Art Center's Big Event
September 22

It's Foothills Art Center's biggest event of the year - the Glitter in the Garden Gala on September 22nd. Proceeds from this spectacular event support our responsible operations, innovative art, and educational and community programs. Dazzling evening commences with a cocktail reception in the galleries with a signature cocktail from  State 38 Distilling, beer from  Golden City Brewery, and a selection of wines. Following that is a formal seated dinner in the courtyard with live music and our Snatch & Dash event where ticket holders have the chance to be selected to enter a room filled with unique art and experiences - but hurry you only have a limited time to make your selection if your ticket is called!  Find out more HERE.

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 now through Sept. 15 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. 
Janet, a Past Regent of Front Range Chapter, National Society of Daughter of the American Revolution, is passionate about the history and legacy that genealogical research preserves.  Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO 80401.   

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.


Sept 22: the West Chamber's Annual Shootout Golf Tournament.

Sept 22: Glitter in the Garden fundraising gala for Foothills Art Center.
Sept 23-24:  Denver Botanic Gardens Fall Plant & Bulb Sale

Sept 23: Jefferson County Democratic Party Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner & Silent Auction.

Sept 23:   The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Miners Alley Playhouse today - every Saturday through Oct 28

Sept 24:  Golden Gallop 2017 - the City's biggest race of the year

Sept 26:  Golden Bike Cruise

Sept 26:   "All about School Boards" panel/community meeting hosted by League of Women Voters.

Sept 30:  Arvada Safety Fair

Sept 30: Walk for Freshwater at Golden High School

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

Oct 5 - Golden Candidates Forum at City Hall

Oct 5-15:  Solar Decathlon 2017  - New Solar-Powered Housing technologies are being used by students across the globe in teams to build a completely, solar-powered house for the grand prize to support a great, important cause for clean energy!

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

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


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. 18:  PTSA meeting - Coal Creek Canyon K-8 at 7 pm
Sept. 19:  PTSA meeting - Shelton Elementary
Sept. 19:  Parent-Teacher Conferences, Golden High School
Sept. 22: Early release day for K-8
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.


Beautiful Junk Sale
Fri, Sept 29 & Sat, Sept 30

The Beautiful Junk Sale, which benefits the Acton Center, is the largest bargain shopping extravaganza in Jefferson County! The Sale is held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall and offers 10,500 square feet of  jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, a vast array of household items, sporting goods, holiday decor, kitchen gadgets and MUCH more!

The spring Beautiful Junk Sale will take place Friday, Saturday 29th from 8:30am-7:00pm and Saturday, September 30th from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

General admission is $4 for everyone 16 and older. Bring two or more non-perishable food donations and receive $1 off of admission!The Early Bird Sale will take place Friday morning at 7am, tickets are $30 and shoppers will get in FREE on Saturday! More info HERE.

Golden High School's 
"Walk for Freshwater"
 is Sat., Sept. 30

Can you imagine getting up early in the morning to fetch water for your family from a dirty stream, then walking miles home with a heavy bucket, before you could start your equally long journey to school?  In Malawi, Africa, this is the reality for millions of students. But, you can help change it.  Join the Walk for Freshwater on Sept. 30 at Golden High School, 701 24th St. Golden, 80401. Create a walking team or donate HERE.  Main website is HERE.
Sponsorship opportunities, from $150 to $450 are still available.
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)

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. 

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 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. One of Día de los Muertos' most recognizable figures, La Catrina was born out of Mexican social satire depicting the upper classes and is still depicted in art today in celebration of the holiday. Experience the rich history and iconography of La Catrina through colorful and joyful large-scale skeleton sculptures created by artist Ricardo 
Salter .

Glow at the Gardens Wednesday and Thursday, October 18, 19, 26 and 27, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $16 adult, $14 adult member, $12 child (ages 3-15), $10 child member, free children 2 or younger 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 at Offshoots Café, Hive Garden Bistro, cash bars and hot beverage bars. 

A Feast for the Souls Friday, October 20, 6-8 p.m. $70, $65 member Lola'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. Prepare some of the customary foods associated with El Día de los Muertos. Dolores "Lola" Dweck is the founder and publisher of Lola's Cocina, a food and travel blog dedicated to sharing Mexico's rich culinary traditions and cherished family recipes. 

Ghosts in the Gardens Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, & 29, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $31, $27 member Tour through the Gardens after dark and hear spine-tingling stories of the Gardens' haunted history. 

Bat Encounter: Live! Sunday, October 29, 1 -2 p.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. $15.50 adult, $12.50 member adult, $8 child (ages 3-15) 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. Don't miss this fascinating show for all ages presented by Rob Mies, director of the Organization for Bat Conservation at Michigan's Cranbrook Institute of Science. 

Día de los Muertos Saturday, November 4, noon - 8 p.m. Free Gardens and event admission Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday traditionally observed on Nov. 1 and 2. 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. Families celebrate by creating ofrendas (offerings) - elaborate displays commemorating loved ones - decorating sugar skulls and more. The Gardens celebrates this fun and colorful tradition with activities, crafts and exhibits for all ages. Día de los Muertos costumes are encouraged. 

At the C HATFIELD  FARMS locations;

Corn Maze September 15 - October 29 Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $14 adult; $13 student, senior, military; $12 adult member, $11 child; $9 child member; free for children 2 and younger Get lost in our 7-acre Corn Maze at Chatfield Farms (there is no Corn Maze at York Street). 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, October 6-28, 7-11 p.m.; Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, October 15, 22 and 29, 7-10 p.m. $14 adult; $13 student, senior (65+), military; $12 adult member; $11 Child (ages 3-12); $9 child member, free for children 2 and younger 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, October 6-28, 7-11 p.m.; Thursdays, October 19 and 26, 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, October 15, 22 and 29, 7-10 p.m. $27, $37 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. Recommended for ages 13 and up. 

Pumpkin Festival Friday - Sunday, October 13-15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. $8 adult; $7 student, senior (65+) and military; $6 member adult, child (ages 3-12); $5 member senior (65+); $4 member child (ages 3-¬12); free for children ages 2 and younger Discounted Corn Maze tickets can be added for an additional $8 per adult or child Enjoy a day of fall activities at Chatfield Farms. Ticket price includes access to the 10-acre pumpkin patch and family and children's activities. Pumpkin prices vary by size; the average price is $8. 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. This new art initiative is in partnership with the BuCu West Development Association. 

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. Guests enjoy Mexican desserts while touring the exhibition and receive a take home gift. Ticket includes three alcoholic drinks, dessert, Gardens admission and tour. Food may be purchased at Sacred Thistle. Guests must be 21 years of age and capacity is limited. 

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. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Gardens' living collections encompass specimens from the tropics to the tundra, showcasing a plant palette chosen to thrive in Colorado's semi-arid climate. The Gardens is a dynamic, 24-acre urban oasis in the heart of the city, offering unforgettable opportunities to flourish with unique garden experiences for the whole family - as well as world-class education and plant conservation research programs. Additional sites extend this experience throughout the Front Range: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge with an active farm in Jefferson County; Mount Goliath is a high-altitude trail and interpretive site on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. 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.



Saturday, Sept 23: 43rd Annual Jefferson County Democratic Party              Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner and Silent Auction. 5 pm - 9 pm.                      More info  HERE.
Thursday, Sept 28: Community Coffee with State Rep.                            Tracy  Kraft-Tharp at La Dolce Vita in Arvada, 8 am - 9 am.
            More info  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  FACEBOOKJeffco 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

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."


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.)

Jefferson County Business Resource Expo is Monday, September 18 from 4 pm - 7 pm at Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Free with Pre-registration for business owners HERE.

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. 

  • 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.
Sunday, September 17
  • Author Talk: LeAnna DeAngelo 12:30 - 1:30 PM.
     This event is for adults. Colorado Author LeAnna DeAngelo discusses her novel Maestro Satriano: The First Musician to Perform at Red Rocks. Based on a true story, its about Pietro Satriano, a musical child prodigy and a musician to royalty prior to his move to America in 1885. Pietro and his father, Antonio, were cornet virtuosos in Italy. When Antonio's wife dies in childbirth, he is motivated to come to America to start anew and make sure that Pietro can attain an international reputation. In America, they are revered for their musical talents but despised by some because of prejudice against Italians. Pietro finds himself in the headlines for being flamboyant and having unusual body movements while performing and is criticized for being light on the classics and giving in to public demand and performing ragtime. Through the years, the story unfolds to reveal Antonio's drinking problem, Pietro's passionate personality and angry outbursts, his love of teaching children about music, a clandestine affair, and his amazing talent, which ultimately won him national recognition as a bandleader and musical personality in the early 1900s.
  • 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, September 18
  • Preschool Time 1:15 - 1:45 PM. Enjoy stories, songs, rhyming and dancing! All families are welcome. Limited to 45 participants.
  • DIY Lab: Sharpie Dishware 5:30 - 7:30 PM. This program is suitable for all ages. Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. Spruce up basic dishware with sharpie designs. Draw, bake, and enjoy.
Tuesday, September 19
  • 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.
  • Book Group 6 - 7 PM. This program is suitable for adults. Book some time on Tuesday evenings each month to discuss great reads at Golden Library. This month's book is
    The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel.
Wednesday, September 20
  • 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.
  • Using the Cloud: Google Drive 12:30 - 2 PM.  This program is suitable for adults. What is "the cloud" and how do you use it?  Learn just what the cloud is, then how to create a Google Drive account and use it to store (upload) and edit (download and edit) documents and other files.  We'll look at Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Prerequisites are:  some familiarity with file management, Windows commands and the Internet. Computer classes are free but require registration.  Please visit your local library or call (303) 235-5275 to register for classes.  Classes with fewer than four people registered 24 hours prior to class time may be cancelled.


  • 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, September 21
  • 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, September 22
  • 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.
  • Freaky Friday 2 - 3:30 p.m. This program is suitable for kids. School's out early! Early release days from school are meant for letting go! Join us at the library for games, LEGO® fun and crafts.  Early release dates for the 2017/2018 school calendar year are: Sept. 22; Nov. 3; Feb. 16; Mar. 16; and April 27. ©2017 The LEGO® Group. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this program.
Saturday, September 23
  • Raise A Reader | Criando un Lector 10 AM - 2 PM. This program is suitable for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and the whole family. Fun, free, and at your Library! It's easy to Raise a Reader. Simple and fun activities. Snacks. Prizes.
Golden Library's Regular Hours:

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


                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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