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Oct
3
Thu
2019
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference & Community Wellness Fair @ Bell Middle School
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Golden Helping Kids Thrive Parent ConferenceThe Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center have joined forces to present a free event at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses Street on October 3 from 5 to 8:45 p.m. for the Golden community, providing resources and hands-on practical information for parents, caregivers and guardians to help children of all ages grow in positive ways.
Participants can choose two classes from a number of educational opportunities available. While adults learn from expert educators, children will enjoy fun, supervised activities, and a light dinner. Drinks and sandwiches will be served to all participants.

To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.

Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.

LGAA Candidates Forum @ Council Chambers
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm

The Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA) is hosting a Candidates Forum in connection with this year’s Golden election of City Councilors.

The forum will allow each candidate to make an opening and closing statement. In between, candidates will respond to questions developed by the LGAA membership and the public.

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The Candidates Forum will also be broadcast live and re-broadcast on Cable Channel 8/880 as well as the city website on the Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedules page.

For more information, contact Bill McKee at wmckee@comcast.net.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
9Health Fair @ Bell Middle School
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

9Health Fair offers affordable and convenient health screenings. Many of the screenings are available for free, others, including blood lab work, are available at a low cost.

The 9Health Fair takes place on October 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St.

For info on costs, screenings and to preregister, visit www.9healthfair.org.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Knock your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off @ Parfet Park
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-OffThe 12th Annual “Knock Your Boots Off” Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off is an opportunity for beer and chili to take center stage near the heart of historic downtown Golden. 

This annual fall event offers beer and chili tasting, along with live entertainment, food vendors, corporate exhibitors and a silent auction. 

The Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off takes place in Parfet Park, (SE corner of Washington Ave & 10th Street) just adjacent to downtown Golden, Colorado.

The event was created to benefit the Golden Chamber of Commerce and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival @ Goosetown Neighborhood
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival logoHelp support the Golden Volunteer Fire Department while enjoying a 5k fun run through beautiful Golden followed by music, food trucks, local craft beer and a classic car show!

The event starts and ends in the Historic Goosetown neighborhood, 514 9th St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The race entry fee is $30 with $10 of every entry donated to the Golden Fire Foundation. In addition, 100 % of vendor fees and sponsorships will also go directly to the Golden Volunteer Fire Dept.

Learn more and sign up at Runsignup.com/Race/CO/Golden/GOGOGoosetown5K.

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Oct
20
Sun
2019
Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whale of a Used Book Sale

The annual Whale of a Used Books Sale happens October 18 – 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m.  On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.WhaleSale.org.

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Pro Bono Day at Jefferson County Court @ Jefferson County Courthouse Atrium
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pro Bono Day at Jefferson County Court is an opportunity to receive free legal advice. Members of the public will have up to fifteen minutes to speak with an attorney for various areas of law. No registration is required for this service; it is first-come, first-served.

The event will be held in the main atrium of the Jefferson County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day @ King Soopers
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drug Take Back poster October 26 10 am to 2 pmOn Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to King Soopers in the Golden Town Center at 17171 S. Golden Road.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines (flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash) both pose potential safety and health hazards.

COG Mesa

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

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