Golden & Jefferson County Newsletter

 September 24 - October 1, 2017 

 Golden-Jefferson County Newsletter is sent out weekly.

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Karna Johnson
Michele Janke

Deborah A. Deal, APR

Golden, Colorado
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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.


Innovation & Healthcare: Changing How We Pay and Receive Care

An informative panel discussion for the public

Friday, Sept. 29
7:30 am - 9 am
at the 
Rockley Foundation Community Recital Hall  

Join the West Chamber's Governmental Affairs Committee for coffee, quiche/fruit and an informative presentation by a panel of great speakers including Linda Goodwin, Chief Nursing Officer of Centura Health; Julie Reisetter, VP of Innovation for UCHealth Innovation and Dr. Amber Wobbekind; Direct Primary Care Physician at 
The Golden Stethoscope. 


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


Save the Date
for the


October 3 

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.


are both 

adult female Australian Cattle dog mixes that love to go for walks and hang out with people. They do not have to be adopted together.

is a 2-year-old, male, German Shorthaired Pointer Mix who is looking for love,
 attention, and someone
 to have fun 
 with outdoors.

are one-year-old brothers who would like to stay together! They are domestic short-hair mix kitties that love to romp and play.  Introduce some fun into your household!

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, September 24

6:30 am - 7:30 am: Last chance to register for today's Golden Gallop at Parfet Park. More info HERE.

9 am - 11 am: Education Station: Elk at Elk Meadow Park - Lewis Ridge Lot, 2855 Bergen Peak Drive, Evergreen, 80439. Free. No Registration required. Come learn about elk and understand why elk need their space to survive! More info: HERE 

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.

9:30 am - 11:30 am: Wildflower Walk  at  South Valley Park 90 S Valley Rd  Littleton, 80127 . Free. Registration required. Ages 13+. Join us to walk through open fields of wild flowers! Tickets 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.

11 am - 12 pm: SPARK! at the Foothills Art Center. Cultural programming for people with memory loss offers art exhibitions, interactive learning. FREE. Registration required. 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

Last Day to RSVP for Applewood Business Association's "Business After Hours" on Thursday, Sept. 28. by calling Edna at 303-233-4764, and the Monthly Breakfast Meeting also on Thursday  HERE.

1 pm - 2 pm: Call in Program: Ghosts of Colorado. Hear ghost stories from Colorado's past including Stanley Hotel, Cheesman Park, Molly Brown House for adults. Registration required. More info HERE.

7 pm: Surviving Auschwitz's Angel of Death at the Arvada Center. Rabbi Nissen Mangel will share his story of survival, faith, and triumph. More info HERE.

TUESDAY, September 26

ALL DAY TODAY:  20% of your meal purchases at Jose O'Shea's Restaurant at 385 Union Blvd., Lakewood, will be donated to the Jefferson County Library Foundation.  A delicious way to help the library!  More info HERE.

ALL DAY TODAY: Career Expo for 10th Graders at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by IX Power Clean Water.  More info HERE.

7:30 am:  Women in Business Breakfast, b y the West Chamber, at the Molly Brown Summer House.  Speaker:  Michelle Wilson on "Peace of Mind Productivity."  RSVP HERE. 

7:30 am: Coffee Connections "Planning for Long-Term Care"  at Cafe 13. FREE. Offered by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Pls RSVP HERE.

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.
1 pm - 2:30 pm: Book Group at Lakewood Library."The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother" by James McBride. More info  HERE.
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm: Public Meeting-Medicaid- Come Learn About Health Insurance at Standley Lake Library. Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition director, Julie Reiskin will lead 1 hr lecture and 1 hr discussion. More info HERE.

6 pm:  Golden Bike Cruise.   Meet at the Golden Library Parking Lot behind the library on 10th Street. FREE and open to all.

6 pm - 7:30 pm: Inquiring Minds: Bird Watching Basics at Belmar Library. Learn to identify birds in their habitats from members of the Denver Audubon Society. More info HERE.

6 pm - 7:30 pm: The Art House at Conifer Library . Led by Chris McAllister, Evergreen artist, learn concepts in still life, landscape, portrait and figure painting. Bring own project or join group project. More info HERE.

WEDNESDAY, September 27

7:30 am - 9 am: Union Corridor Professionals Group
at St. Anthony's Hospital. Offered by the West Chamber.  RSVP & Info HERE.

8:15 am - 3:30 pm: Mobile Mammogram Unit in Evergreen at Mount Evans Home Health Care. Appointments required, program intended to make mammograms affordable. More info  HERE.

6 pm: Golden Community Sustainability Advisory Board meeting at Golden City Hall, 911 Tenth Street. Public invited.

6 pm: DinosaurTalk at DinoRidge, 17681 West Alameda Parkway, Golden 80402. Join the interesting talk on horned dinosaurs! More info HERE

6:30 pm - 9 pm: Introduction to Hiking Safety-Special Fall/Winter edition at Colorado Mountain Club, Golden. Learn hiking safety skills for Colorado's backcountry. $5 members, $10 non-members. More info HERE.

THURSDAY, September 28

7:30 am:  Applewood Business Association, Monthly Breakfast Meeting.    Speaker: Veterinarian Dr. Sam Lane.  Info  HERE.  Pls register by Mon., Sept. 25.

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

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

5:30 pm - 7 pm: Building Great Futures Reception Benefiting the Jeffco Boys & Girls Club  at Lakewood Country Club. Join all Jeffco city Mayors for this annual fundraiser. More info  HERE.

5 pm - 7:30 pm: Financial Fitness for Teens at Standley Lake Library. Teens learn about balancing checking accounts, credit card application, understanding loans. Ages 13-19. Registration required. More info HERE.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Young Professionals Happy Hour at Bar Louie, 7111 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood. RSVP HERE.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Maximizing you Social Security Benefit at Arvada Library. Learn how to get the most out of your social security. More info HERE.

6 pm: Public Meeting about RTD cutting service to Golden. If you care about public transportation and sustainability, please attend this FREE meeting for the public at Golden Community Center, 1470 Tenth Street, Golden. As many people as possible are needed at this meeting! More info

6:30 pm: Regular Golden City Council meeting , 911 Tenth Street, Golden. 80401. Get Agenda HERE.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Learn from the Experts: What You Need to Know About College Admissions and the SAT at Evergreen Library. Experts help offer insight on SAT and ACT, offer strategies to master college admission tests. More info HERE.

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Public Meeting- How Health Care Costs Can Impact Your Retirement at Belmar Library. More info HERE.

7 pm: The Transition to 100% Renewable Energy: Solar's Role Worldwide at Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Ave. Golden, CO. (Applewood). Learn from Dr. David Renne about solar power. RSVP HERE

FRIDAY, September 29

7:30 am - 9 am: "Innovation & Healthcare: Changing How We Pay and Receive Care."  Breakfast and an informative panel of experts. Presented by the West Chamber's Government Affairs Committee at the Rockley Foundation Community Recital Hall. RSVP HERE.  

8:30 am - 7 pm: Beautiful Junk Sale to benefit The Action Center. Jefferson County's biggest & best yard sale with great stuff.  More info HERE. At the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

11 am - 3 pm: American Job Center Hiring Event for Sodexo Food Services at the Laramie Bldg., 3500 Illinois Street, Golden. More info HERE.

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm:  Family Finders with Mountain Genealogists Society at Evergreen Library. Get answers on your genealogy questions from the Mountain Genealogists Society. More info HERE.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm:  Colorado Unclaimed Property Seminar at Belmar Library. For businesses, government agencies, non-profits- learn how to report unclaimed property. 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.

SATURDAY, September 30

7 am - 11 am: Chatfield State Park . Join Chatfield expert Joey Kellner for his monthly walks to learn about lake habitats, grasslands, and riparian. Free. No registration required, but State Parks pass required! More info HERE.

8 am - 4 pm: Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to benefit The Action Center. Info

8 am - 11 am: The Monthly Naturalist at South Table Mountain Park, Golden, 80401. Free. Registration required. Join this monthly hike to learn about wildlife! This month's emphasis is birds. 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 - 1 pm: National Public Lands Day Let's Doo it Cleanup at Elk Meadow Park.  Lewis Ridge Trailhead: From I-70, exit onto Highway 74 (Exit 252), drive south 2.25 miles to Lewis Ridge Road, turning right into the parking lot. Free. Registration required. More info HERE.

10 am - 11 am: Times are a Changin' at Standly Lake, 9785 Eagle View Loop, Westminster. Free. Registration required. Park pass required. Witness the changing season of autumn on an easy hike while enjoying leaves changing color etc. More info HERE

11 am - 1 pm: 3 Simple Steps to the Buying/Refinancing/Good Credit at Belmar Library. Learn how to improve credit to get a home loan. More info  HERE.

11 am - 3 pm: RidgeFest: Fall Festival at Aspen Ridge Church Evergreen. Vendors, games, food and fun. FREE. More info HERE.

6 pm - 9 pm: Butterfly Pavilion Gala at the Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave. Westminster 80020. Tickets required. Come celebrate our pollinators and walk through the enclosure of butterflies. More info HERE.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Scout Night - DINOS! Live at Denver Zoo. Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families are invited to learn about dinosaurs and explore the Zoo! $15 per person. Tickets Required.  More info HERE.  

7:30 pm: Rebecca Folsom Concert at Center for the Arts Evergreen. A painter, published poet, touring musician, songwriter. Tickets $18, $20 at door. More info HERE.
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.

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

6:30 pm: Golden Historic Preservation Board Meeting at Golden City Council Chambers, 911 Tenth Street, Golden 80401. Public may attend.  


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.

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. 
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 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 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.


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)

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 tickets 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. 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. 

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. 

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. 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. For ages 13 and up. 

Pumpkin Festival Friday - Sunday, October 13-15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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.


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.)

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. 

Sunday, September 24
  • 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, September 25
  • Preschool Time 1:15 - 1:45 PM. Enjoy stories, songs, rhyming and dancing! All families are welcome. Limited to 45 participants.
  • Family Lab Technology Safety and Your Family 5:30-6:30 PM. This program is suitable for all ages. Take an hour out of your busy schedule and attend a presentation by the Jefferson County Sheriff's CHEEZO unit ( ) to learn what you can do to make your use of technology safer. Do you know the dangers your children face when using their cell phones, iPads and iPods? What is Geotagging? Do you know the legal consequences and social consequences of sexting? What apps are your teens using that you don't know about? What about hidden or ghost apps? Do your kids "KIK"? Learn the answers to these questions and a whole lot more!
Tuesday, September 26
  • 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.
Wednesday, September 27
  • 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.
  • Workshop Wednesdays: 3D Paper Sculptures 4 - 5 PM. This program is suitable for ages 8-12. Take your craft skills to the next level at Golden Workshop Wednesdays! Once a month we create with a wide range of textile materials and learn new creative hands-on techniques in the process.  This program is limited to 15 participants, and registration is requested. Visit your local library, or register online or call (303) 235-5275. Future programs: October 25: Sewn Circuits (led bracelet), November 22: Wand making (wood & hot glue), December 20: Printmaking Cards.
  • 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.
  • Ukulele Wednesdays 6 - 7:30 PM. This program is suitable for: Ages 13+. Got a Ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Jam with us and other ukulele enthusiasts the last Wednesday of each month. These are not lessons, just a chance to play with others
Thursday, September 28
  • 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.
  • Library for All: Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities 11:30 AM - 1 PM. This program is suitable for differently-abled adults and their caregivers. The library is more than a collection of books and materials. It's a place where everyone can learn, play and create! We welcome adults with disabilities and their caregivers to make crafts, create art, play games, explore the library, and enjoy music, Story Times, and guest speakers. Each program is tailored to the audience's unique interests and ability levels.  Limited space, groups welcome. Registration is required.  Please visit your local library, register online at or call (303) 235-5275 to register.
  • 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 29
  • 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.
  • DIY Lab: 11 -- 11:30 AM. DIY Lab: Calming Glitter Jars. This event is suitable for ages under 6. This month's theme: Glitter Jars! Parents/Caregivers: your little ones will love this hands-on approach to learning! We'll explore, create, construct and grow through stories, art and experiments. Space is limited to 15 scientists and their grown-up assistants. Registration is required. You can sign up at, 303-235-5275 or at your library.
Saturday, September 30
  • 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.
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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