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

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

Golden Farmers Market 2019 @ Golden Public Library Parking Lot
Oct 5 @ 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

Golden Super Cruise 2019 @ South Golden Road
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Super Cruise carOnce 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

Organic Compost Facility Tour @ City Hall
Oct 10 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Compost facilityAs part of the City’s waste diversion goals, we transport recyclables and yard waste to regional facilities. Join us on an upcoming tour of the organic compost facility on October 10.

In this behind-the-scenes tour on October 10, you will see how your food and yard waste is processed into a valuable soil amendment. The City’s waste contractor, Alpine Waste and Recycling, operates a Class II compost processing facility at its East Regional Landfill campus, where it actively turns Golden’s collected compostable material into nutrient rich and valuable compost for sale to the landscaping and agricultural industries.

How to Participate
Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 1:30 p.m. Transportation to the facility will be provided and it is about an hour drive. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as the tour is outside. Expect the tour to last an hour. The tour will return to Golden around 6 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing

Regular City Council Meeting @ Council Chambers
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm

The Golden City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 with an adjournment into executive session. The regular meeting will then reconvene as usual 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.

Materials Recycling Facility Tour @ City Hall
Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Alpine Waste Recycling FacilityAs part of the City’s waste diversion goals, we transport recyclables and yard waste to regional facilities. Join us on an upcoming tour of the Materials Recycling Facility (MERF) on October 11.

Open your eyes to the fascinating world of recycling! Where does my Recycling go? Can I leave the tops on my containers? How do tiny pieces of glass get sorted? What’s the deal with China anyway? All of these questions and more will be answered during a tour on October 11.

How to Participate
Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 2:30 p.m. Transportation to the facility will be provided. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Expect the tour to last around an hour and a half. The tour will return to Golden around 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing

GHS Homecoming Parade & Game
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join Golden High School in celebrating homecoming with a parade on Washington Avenue, beginning around
5 p.m.

The GHS varsity football game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Marv Kay Stadium, Colorado School of Mines campus.

Coffee with Council Candidates @ Golden Terrace Village Clubhouse
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am

Coffee with a Councilor and CandidatesTwo of our current city councilors host a monthly “Coffee with a Councilor” meeting as an opportunity to discuss issues important to you, in an informal setting. In October, the event will be a special version of the meeting, to include the council candidates.

The first 45 minutes will be devoted to the regular discussion of topics and questions residents bring to the table. After that, each council candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the group, followed by an informal meet and greet to chat individually with candidates.

Coffee with a Councilor will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Golden Terrace Village Clubhouse, 17601 W. Colfax Ave.

For more details, contact Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-279-7529 or

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.

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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

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