Calendar

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Community Center Temporary Closure
Aug 19 – Aug 25 all-day

GCC pool cleaningThe Golden Community Center (GCC) will be closed for its Annual Maintenance Week, Aug. 19 – 25, which coincidentally includes the day of the Colorado Classic bike race.

During this closure the GCC will accomplish many projects that can’t be completed while they’re open, which will include,
but is not limited to, the following:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Refinishing hardwood floors
  • Painting throughout the building
  • Equipment repair and/or replacements
  • Changing bulbs and light fixtures in hard to reach, high places that require special equipment

The Splash will be open for lap swimming August 19 – 25.

The GCC will reopen at normal time on Monday, August 26.

We thank you for your patience as we work hard to make the GCC safe and clean for all residents.

Aug
21
Wed
2019
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee @ Council Chambers
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am

The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) was created by the City Manager to advise City staff on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual City budget. Participation in CBAC is an opportunity not only to advise on the prioritization of how City tax dollars are spent, but also to advise our policymakers in their decision-making process.

CBAC meets the third Wednesday of each month, March through October and the second Wednesday of November, at 7:30 a.m. in the Golden City Hall Council Chambers.

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.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
Regular City Council Meeting & Executive Session @ Council Chambers
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm

The Golden City Council meets in Council Chambers in City Hall every second and fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m., unless rescheduled due to holidays or other events happening in the city.

For this meeting, Council will first meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. before the regular meeting convenes at 6:30 p.m. 

To download the agenda for the next meeting, or view archived agendas, minutes or web casts from past meetings, please visit the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.

Visit the Council Members & Commentaries pages to read about and find contact information for Mayor Marjorie Sloan and all six council members.

Aug
23
Fri
2019
Colorado Classic Bike Race @ Downtown Golden
Aug 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Colorado Classic Finish LineThe Colorado Classic comes to Golden on Saturday, August 24 and the route they have chosen will be an exciting day of fast-paced action right downtown.

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter’s delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don’t be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington Avenue is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times – that’s a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.

Visit www.coloradoclassicgolden.com for all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.

Movies & Music in the Park 2019 @ Parfet Park
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Mary Poppins ReturnsThe first four Fridays of August feature family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park. This week we bring you Mary Poppins Returns along with the music of The Sweet Lilies.

Each week, the bands begin performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.

Bring blankets or low-slung chairs, and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. This year we’ve dedicated the front area to blankets only, so please look for the signs. Come early and bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as pizza, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what’s a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?

Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home – this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Regular park rules apply.

See our Movies & Music in the Park page for a full line-up of coming attractions this August!

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Golden Farmers Market 2019 @ Golden Public Library Parking Lot
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Golden Farmers MarketFind local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering space every Saturday, June 1 through October 5, 2019 (excluding Saturday, July 27 for Buffalo Bill Days) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.

Aug
27
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting @ Council Chambers
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm

The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board offers a venue to evaluate the relationship between mobility of all types and the economy, sustainability, safety, land use, neighborhood integrity, and emergency response times; and study the importance of transportation access to health care, employment, education, housing, business, and recreational facilities.

MTAB meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street unless otherwise noted.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting @ Council Chambers
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals. In order to facilitate achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable, and empower the citizens, visitors, and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless rescheduled for holidays or a lack of quorum. Meetings are open to the public.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

Learn more about Golden’s Sustainability Initiative, or visit the Community Sustainability Advisory Board page for more information about the board itself.

Public Works Citizen’s Academy Kick-off Session @ Public Works and Planning Building
Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Public Works Department for the kick-off session of the Annual Public Works Citizen’s Academy. This Academy is a free 20-hour program exploring the work that goes into keeping Golden’s streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! Participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of City facilities including a field trip to Guanella reservoir. Participants should be able to commit to consecutive Wednesday nights and two Saturdays throughout September. For the full syllabus and to register, visit the PW Citizen’s Academy page.

COG Mesa

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

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