Calendar

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.

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 GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Community Sustainability Initiatives Public Meeting @ American Mountaineering Center
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

community sustainability initiative meetingLast year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals. With your help, Golden adopted new goals this past February. Now we need your help again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community. Join us Wednesday, October 9 at the American Mountaineering Center to give your input to the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) on numerous sustainability initiatives. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation starting at 7 p.m. The event will conclude at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Your input will be used to prioritize and inform recommendations of new programs by the Board and will also be used to update the City of Golden Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is a roadmap to meeting Golden’s ambitious sustainability goals, including new policies and plans for the next five years. For more information, contact Golden Sustainability at goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.

Prioritizing Our Community’s Sustainability Initiatives @ American Mountaineering Center
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sustainability GoalsLast year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals document. With your help, Golden adopted new goals this past February. We need your help once again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community.

Join us from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St., to give your input to the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) on numerous sustainability initiatives.

Your input will be used to show community support (or opposition of) recommendations of new programs and will also be used to update the City of Golden Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Oct
10
Thu
2019
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 goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
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 goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
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 scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Training Room
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Golden Safety Academy PosterThe Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department. You may attend one, several or all sessions.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online.

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.

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 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

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