Calendar

Feb
8
Fri
2019
International Winter Bike to Work Day
Feb 8 all-day

2019 Winter Bike to Work Day PosterOne 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.)

Ride Safely

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.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 21 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 22 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Feb 23 all-day

Colorado Environmental Film FestivalIf you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely and inspiring program of thought provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year’s Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature’s Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Community Night is from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St. It is free and family friendly. A silent auction, CEFF’s largest fundraiser, will help support this important film festival.

You can find a full schedule of events and showings, film descriptions, as well as purchase tickets online at www.ceff.net.

Apr
7
Sun
2019
Coyote Classic 5K @ Shelton Elementary School
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am

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.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Mines Formula Racing Club Car Show @ CSM Parking Lot
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mines Formula Car ShowMines Formula Racing Club presents the 26th Annual E-Days Car and Bike Show on Saturday, April 13.

Visit www.minesformula.com for more information.

26th Annual Courage Walk @ Jefferson County Courthouse
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am

Crime Victims' Rights WeekNational 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.

Apr
14
Sun
2019
2019 Gathering of the Guilds @ American Mountaineering Museum
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gathering of the GuildsThe Colorado Arts & Crafts Society presents a day of demonstrations, workshops and presentations from local artisans. There will also be an opportunity to purchase artists’ wares, including everything from ceramics to jewelry to woodwork.

This year, vendors will include Annalee’s Naturals, Beth Bradford Studio, Black Birch Studio, Book Arts League, The Bungalow Craft By Julie Leidel, Chinook Pottery, Colorado Calligraphers’ Guild, Colorado Woodworkers Guild, Golden Moon Distillery, Guild of Bookworkers, Handweavers Guild of Boulder; Julie Fletcher Interior Design, Mission West, Nikki Nienhuis Fine Art, Rocky Mountain Marquetry Guild, Rocky Mountain Metalsmiths, Rocky Mountain Silk Painters, Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and 2R Fine Arts Appraisals.

Admission is $5 per person. Show hours are 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14 at the American Mountaineering Center. For more information, contact cshaw@jeffco.us or call 720-497-7632.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
CSM GRADS @ CSM Student Center
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

GRADS Community FlyerCurious about what research goes on in your backyard? The Graduate Student Government at Mines invites the Golden Community to join them for Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or GRADS.

Learn about research being conducted at Mines by more than 170 undergraduate and graduate students. Attend oral presentations and poster sessions. Refreshments will be served and attendance is free.

 

Apr
20
Sat
2019
2019 Easter Egg Hunt @ Parfet Park
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Easter Egg HuntThe 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!

COG Mesa

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

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