November 19, 2017

A Jam-Packed July in Golden: Upcoming Events

The Golden Fire Department's pancake breakfast (during Buffalo Bill Days) is just around the corner.

July 19, City Council Study Session
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda includes a presentation by the Bell Policy Center on the state’s fiscal challenges, a presentation by Jim Dale and Karen Oxman on Governor Hickenlooper’s TBD Colorado project inviting input from Coloradans on the challenges facing the state, and interviews for openings on the Golden Urban Renewal Board. You can review the agenda and watch the live screencast on the city’s website.

July 20, The Belle of Amherst opens at Miners Alley Playhouse
This is the latest opening at Miners Alley Playhouse. And don’t miss their Third Annual Wine Tasting (benefit event) on July 25 at Table Mountain Inn.

July 21, Golden Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from 8am – 1pm through October 6 (with the exception of Buffalo Bill Days on July 28). If you haven’t been down yet this year, you’ll find it’s even bigger and better than last year.

July 25-29, Buffalo Bill Days
One of Golden’s signature annual events, this year’s Buffalo Bill Days festivities will include the Buffalo Bill Days Parade, the Golden Fire Department’s pancake breakfast, an orphan car and classic car show, a golf tournament, and plenty more.

July 26, City Council Business Meeting
City Hall at 7 p.m. You can review the agenda about a week before the meeting, and you watch the live screencast, all on the city’s website.

July 27, “Fairway to Fairness” golf tournament at Fossil Trace
This event supports the important work of Victim Outreach Information (helping victims of crime and trauma in Golden and in the rest of the county). For more information, email Vista Exline (vexline@msn.com).

July 31, Golden Super Cruise
The Golden Cruise is always the last Tuesday of the month, which means the next one is July 31. The action starts at Woody’s in downtown Golden at around 5:30pm with beer, free bike tune-ups, and plenty of frivolity. The Cruise starts at around 7pm.

August 3, First Friday Street Fair
Golden’s First Friday Street Fair continues in August. You’ll find inexpensive food, beer, music, kid-friendly entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more in historic downtown Golden from 5 – 10pm.

August 3, Movies & Music in the Park
The kickoff Movies & Music in the Park event for 2012 features Dr. Harlan’s Amazing Bluegrass Tonic at 7 and the family flick Puss in Boots starting at around 8:30. If the weather holds, you’ll find Movies & Music in the Park on August 10 and 17, as well.

August 4, Coffee With a Councilor
For folks living in the southern half of Golden, this is a chance to hear and ask questions of Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves and other members of the City Council representing your part of town. I think this one will be 5th Ring Coffee House (2421 Ford St.) starting at 9 a.m.

August 4, Golden Super Cruise
The Golden Super Cruise is cruising’ this summer, with official festivities running from 5-9pm. There are Super Cruise evenings also scheduled for September 1 and October 6.

Two good websites for looking up other events in town are the city’s community calendar and Golden.com.

Jacob's Golden Update: Improving Public Input in Development Projects and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: September 9, 2009

1. City Council Considers Improving Public Input in Development Projects
2. Golden’s Energy Performance Contract: Saving Taxpayers $82,500 Per Year
3. Golden Gallup Returns This Saturday (September 12)
4. New Outdoor Seating Permit at 13th and Washington
5. Golden Gem Cinema Revival
6. New Storage Pod Limits
7. Fine Arts Festival a Huge Success (Again!)
8. Golden’s New Communications Manager
9. Eighth Annual Second Wind Fund Walk/Run/Ride: September 20
10. Blog Roundup
11. Other Upcoming Events
12. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, September 10

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Jacob’s Golden Update: Improving Public Input in Development Projects and Other News

Jacob’s Golden Update: September 9, 2009

1. City Council Considers Improving Public Input in Development Projects
2. Golden’s Energy Performance Contract: Saving Taxpayers $82,500 Per Year
3. Golden Gallup Returns This Saturday (September 12)
4. New Outdoor Seating Permit at 13th and Washington
5. Golden Gem Cinema Revival
6. New Storage Pod Limits
7. Fine Arts Festival a Huge Success (Again!)
8. Golden’s New Communications Manager
9. Eighth Annual Second Wind Fund Walk/Run/Ride: September 20
10. Blog Roundup
11. Other Upcoming Events
12. Next City Council Meeting: Thursday, September 10

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Arts Fest

Saturday’s rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the artists or the Golden residents that spent time wandering and shopping at the Golden Fine Arts Festival. I put my umbrella to good use and had a great time chatting with the artists and Golden folks. Nearly all of the artists I spoke with talked about how exceptional Golden’s festival is. In addition to being well organized and managed, most also talked about how well-treated they are by the festival organizers. This is part of why we attract such a high quality group of artists and why so many keep returning year after year. My thanks to all of the artists for being part of the festival (some of whom traveled from the Denver Metro area and others from far distant places), the organizers for putting on such a terrific event (again and again!) despite the rain, and for everyone who spent time on 11th shopping and ambling.