LEGO Play and Build @ Golden Library
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

You’re never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month’s theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.

Golden Bicycle Cruise @ Golden Library Parking Lot
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bicycle CruiseThis family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October.

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library at 10th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer.  The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route.  There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, often raffles for prizes and family fun.

Summer Reading Kick-off @ Golden Library
Jun 1 @ 9:15 am

It’s a Summer Reading Extravaganza at Golden the Library! There is something for everyone — healthy fruit and veggie snacks, fun physical activities including obstacle courses, yoga for kids and Story Times aboard the famous Golden Hayride parked in the library lot!

Register the entire family for Summer Reading – Go read. Go! Suitable for all ages.

Family Yoga

Find your center, free your mind, and Go Read. Go! Half hour yoga classes at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Suitable for all ages.

DIY Teens: Fix a Flat @ Golden Library
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Just in time for summer biking… Bring your bike to the Golden Library and learn how to fix a flat. As part of our Summer Reading kick-off, the folks from Trips for Kids Denver Metro – Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery will be on hand to show you how it’s done! Space is limited so registration through the Golden Library is required. This class is suitable for teens.

DIY Kids @ Golden Library
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

If you love to invent, create and reimagine things, DIY Kids at the Golden Library is the place for you! We’ll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program!

Registration is required. Please register up to one week in advance with the Golden Library. Suitable for: Ages 6-11

Planning Commission Public Hearing @ Golden Council Chambers
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm

The Planning Commission of the City of Golden will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, Colorado, to review an application requesting a Special Use Permit and Site Plan Review for a 4 unit townhome project located at 807 Arapahoe Street. This property is zoned C-1, requiring a Special Use Permit to reduce the required non-residential component from 25% to 14%. The existing structure on the property will remain as office space. The 4 townhome units proposed are consisting of three floors with 2-3 bedrooms per unit. The partial third floor is stepped back from the front of the building along 8th Street. Two of the units will include garages on the first floor and two units will have a separate garage structure on the property.

The Planning Commission, established in 1948, affords residents the opportunity to actively participate in the planning of the City and its welfare; to learn all facets of the regulations governing such functions; interact with a wide variety of citizens participating in the shaping of Golden’s future; and assume an active role in any regulation changes involving zoning and subdivision activity.

Planning Commission public hearings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Planning Commission Study Sessions recur on the third Wednesday of each month.

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or listen to audio from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page. Visit the Planning Commission page to learn more about their responsibilities and duties.

Public Art Commission Meeting @ Golden Community Center
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Public Art Commission (PAC) has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art in the fulfillment of the City’s Art in Public Places program.

PAC meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. These meeting are open to the public.

Please view our Public Art Commission page for more information on PAC responsibilities and to view a list of commission members. Visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page to view agendas and meeting minutes.

DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jun 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in to the Golden Library and use our DIY space to get creative.

All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you’re under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you. Suitable for: All Ages

Community Safety Meeting @ Golden High School Auditorium
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In the wake of the home invasion event that occurred on May 16, the Golden Police Department will hold a community meeting on June 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Golden High School auditorium. While the neighborhood where the event took place is specifically invited to this meeting, any members of the Golden community who wish to attend are also welcome.

The meeting will be informational in nature. Chief Kilpatrick will open the meeting, set the agenda and introduce the speakers. The Swift family will greet the community and express their appreciation for all the support they have received.

Dr. John Nicoletti, Ph.D. Psychology, a renowned police psychologist and national expert in critical incidents and trauma recovery, will be the guest speaker and will present on “Shattered Safety Zones: When a Critical Event Occurs in Your Community”.

Golden Police Community Resource/Crime Prevention officers will provide home safety tips. Jefferson County District Attorney Peter Weir and members of his staff will be present at this meeting. A question and answer period will follow the presentations.

Golden Street Fair
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come out to Historic Downtown Golden on Fridays, June 3, July 1 and August 12 in for music, dancing, food, drinks, and live entertainment. July 1 will be an extra special street fair to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Transcript.

This year the Golden Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Golden Transcript to help celebrate the newspaper’s 150th year of publication! The July 1 street fair will serve as a chance for the Transcript to celebrate their anniversary with everyone.

COG Mesa

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

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