Planning Commission will meet tonight at 6:30 for a study session regarding the alleys in the Central Neighborhoods. A number of alleys are platted throughout the area, but many are in poor shape and some have been semi-absorbed into adjacent private property. The Commission will consider creating a policy to allow the city to reclaim the alleys over time, so they can be used for vehicle access and parking.
If you’ve been curious about our new distillery, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to check them out this afternoon. The Golden Chamber is sponsoring the grand opening party of Golden Moon Distillery today, starting at 4. Taste their Golden Moon Gin, REDUX Absinthe, Golden Moon Colorado Grappa, Golden Moon Colorado Apple Jack, Golden Moon Creme de Violette, Golden Moon Dry Curacao, or Golden Moon Amer dit Picon. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30. The Distillery is located at 412 Violet St. Hope to see you there!
The Parks & Recreation Board will meet tonight at 7 at the Community Center. Their main topic will be planned improvements to Vanover Park (east side of Ford St. on Clear Creek).
Some people in town have been feeling a little hesitant about trying the new Call-N-Ride bus and light rail. They wonder about little things, like “do you have to pay cash?”
In an effort to dispel any uneasiness, we’ve prepared an illustrated step-by-step guide, showing how to get from downtown Golden to downtown Denver. We hope it helps. The new trains are clean, quiet, quick, and fun! Check out the guide, then go try it yourself!
Foothills Art Center is offering free admission to Fathers today. The Degas exhibit will be gone in two weeks, so see it while you can!
This is the final day of the Golden Music Festival. Gates open at 2:30 (museum members get in at 2:25). Today’s line-up is Dave Richey & KC Grove at 3:30, the Adam Kinghorn Quartet at 4:45, and Jeff Scroggins & Colorado at 6. Bring a picnic or buy food at the festival. Beer will be available for purchase onsite.
This is also the last day of the Fathers Day Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket deal at Miners Alley Playhouse. Use codeword “DAD” when phoning the box office or buying online, to get the discount.
Naturalists will be on hand from 8-12 at North Table Mountain Park, talking about rattlesnakes. Learn why we need snakes in our parks, and how we can avoid them when hiking or biking.
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Tagged Degas, fathers day, Foothills Art Center, Golden Music Festival, Miners Alley Playhouse, North Table Mountain Park, rattlesnakes
The Golden Music Festival starts tonight. The gates open at 4 (though museum members get in at 3:55). Tonight’s line-up is Sporty Lee (5:30), The Mile Markers (5:30), and Trout Steak Revival (8:00).
There’s a “Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” tour starting at 8, at the Visitors Center.
Miners Alley Playhouse is offering a Buy One Get One ticket deal for Father’s Day Weekend. The codeword (to use in the online box office or when phoning in) is “DAD”. Tonight’s performance of Collected Stories is at 8.
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Tagged Collected Stories, Golden Music Festival, Miners Alley Playhouse, Murder Mayhem and Madness tour, Sporty Lee, The Mile Markers, Trout Steak Revival
If you’re planning to attend the Golden Music Festival this weekend, you should buy your tickets today, before 4PM. They’re $15 in advance, and they’ll be $20 at the gate! Those are the single day, non-members prices. There are price breaks for museum members and for multi-day tickets. Visit their webpage and click on the big green “Order Now” button for significantly cheaper tickets.
City Council meets tonight at 6:30. It should be a fairly brief meeting, with most items being on the consent agenda. One item of note: five years ago, developers were planning to build a hotel and a few small businesses just off I-70 near Heritage Square. The sluggish economy put a stop to the project, but council has been asked to “ratify’ the plat that was submitted in 2008. Presumably, this means that the plan is alive again.
A study session after the meeting will discuss next steps on US 6 and Highway 93 road improvements. The meeting will be available to watch on cable channel 8 or through the city’s website.
Here’s a chance for the kids to learn a new skill this summer. The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is offering “I Can Quilt!” summer camp. Participants will cut, sew, and assemble a variety of quilt blocks and complete a throw-sized quilt.
Sewing machines are provided, but students may bring their own–a good opportunity to get to know their machines! The camp is scheduled for July 15-19, 10AM – 4PM, and tuition is $125.
We are so lucky to have a renowned quilt museum in Golden. This camp is an opportunity for our kids to learn from the best! Call 303-277-0377 for more information and to register.
The lowest parts of the trails along Clear Creek (such as the areas under the bridges) are now closed. Some low-lying sections are already under water, and others are expected to be so soon. The creek is running high and fast, and the hot weather this week is expected to accelerate the snow melt in the mountains.
Keep an eye on the City’s Clear Creek Information page to learn the flow rates and trail status.
According to accuweather.com, we’re going to have a hot week!
This coming weekend (June 14-16) the History Museums will be hosting the Golden Music Festival. This event has run for several years under the name “Summer Solstice Music Festival,” as a one-day event. It has proven so popular that the Museums have decided to extend it to three days.
They are looking for volunteers who can set-up, help sell admission tickets and beer, and provide security during the festival. Volunteers can choose their assignment, day, and time by going to the online volunteer sign-up – http://vols.pt/UXVcPF.
The Museums will give each volunteer a complimentary ticket to one day of the 3-day event–a $20 value! Sign up by clicking here, or contact Katie March atkmarch@GoldenHistory.org.