One of the great things about Colorado is that you can bicycle year-round. Break out the beanie, scarf and gloves, now’s your chance to try a winter ride on International Winter Bike to Work Day, Feb. 8, 2019. Various Colorado and International communities have observed Winter Bike to Work Day for many years. Sign up for International Winter Bike to Work Day to join fellow riders as we compete against the world and scout out a breakfast station in your area. Riders who pledge to ride have the option to participate in the International Gift Exchange. (Learn more when you register.)
Be sure to do a safety check before you ride, wear a helmet, and always follow the rules of the road.
At night, wear reflective material, and use front and rear lights.
* Signing up is a pledge to try bike commuting this winter. Should we have inclement weather or unsafe conditions on Feb. 8, it’s OK to ride another day.
Celebrate women at the 4th annual Jeffco International Women’s Day on March 8 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by the City of Golden, SCL Health Lutheran Hospital and IX Power Clean Water. Proceeds will benefit “Porchlight,” the new Jefferson & Gilpin County Family Justice Center.
Jeffco International Women’s Day
Keynote speaker: Dianne Primavera, Lt. Gov. of Colorado
Speaker: Mayor Marjorie Sloan
Awards – “Shattered Glass” and “Unsung Heroine”
Seminars & other speakers
Women Vendors’ “Marketplace”
Marjorie Sloan, Mayor of Golden
Libby Szabo, Chairman Jefferson County Board of Commissioners
Dianne Primavera, Lt. Governor of Colorado
Candace Coolidge, Jefferson / Gilpin County Family Justice Center
Carol Salzmann, Lutheran Hospital
Nathan Richie, Golden History Museum & Park
Deborah Deal, IX Water & IX Power Foundation
Dr. Amber Fontenont Ferris – “What’s New in Women’s Health”
Attorney Colleen Calandra – “Legal Options for Sexual Harassment”
plus – Lorraine D’Aversa and Coach Stacy Fowler
Save as much as $15 on tickets — deadline for reduced-price “Early-Bird” tickets is Valentine’s Day – Feb. 14 or search “Jeffco Women’s Day” in Eventbrite.
For questions, contact Deborah Deal, Founder & Chair “Jeffco International Women’s Day” at 303-277-9520 ext. 310.
Enjoy beautiful views and challenging hills from this family-friendly 5k run course. Or choose the more abbreviated 1 mile course!
The 9th Annual Coyote Classic is a local favorite.
Learn more about the race and register at Coyote5kClassic.com.
Mines Formula Racing Club presents the 26th Annual E-Days Car and Bike Show on Saturday, April 13.
Visit www.minesformula.com for more information.
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is recognized this year from April 7-13, 2019, and offers an opportunity for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims’ rights. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future.”
In Jefferson County, the weeklong remembrance ends with the 26th annual Courage Walk on Saturday, April 13. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration on the steps of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building. The walk begins at 11 a.m.
Doves will be released in honor of victims, following a short ceremony at the Courage Garden, which was built to provide a place of respite for crime victims and their families on the courthouse grounds.
The event is family friendly and the one-mile walk is wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.
A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Courage Garden, training for victim advocate volunteers and to help victims of crimes and other traumatic events in our community.
The Golden Kiwanis, with the assistance of their sponsored youth (Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K) along with the Golden Chamber of Commerce and local merchants provide thousands of stuffed plastic eggs for the kids of Golden to enjoy at Easter.
On the morning of the hunt, eggs are spread throughout Parfet Park with different areas for different age groups. Once the bell sounds, kids clean the park in 30 seconds or less and head into downtown for more activities, so don’t be late!
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best – cruise! This is Colorado’s biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
Join the City of Golden for our Annual Greener Golden celebration to kick-off the growing season on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at the City of Golden Public Works Administrative building and the Golden Community Garden. Parking is available at 1445 10th St.
- Pick up your pre-ordered Garden In A Box.
- Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.
- Learn about the City’s Sustainability programs, including water conservation and free sprinkler inspections.
- Find out how to deal with your green waste and how best to divert these materials from the landfill.
If you have not ordered your Garden In A Box yet, visit ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to find your perfect garden. Gardens are on sale for a limited time and supplies are limited.
*Please note, paper shredding will ONLY be available on May 18, NOT on May 19.