Calendar

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Bicycle-friendly Driver Course @ Golden Community Center
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Bicycle Friendly Driver CourseThe City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

The Bicycle Friendly Driver Course is designed to teach drivers best practices for sharing the road with people who ride bicycles. This course will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10th Street.

The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers the following topics:
– Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
– Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists.
– How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure while driving a motor vehicle.
– Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
– What laws and etiquette we teach bicyclists.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Bicycle-Friendly Driver certificate, a sticker to display on their vehicle, and the option to pledge to be a Bicycle-Friendly Driver!

Sign up today for the Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course on April 23.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado, with any questions at molly@bicyclecolorado.org.

May
4
Sat
2019
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2019
May 4 all-day

Wildfire Community Preparedness DayWildfires across the United States have taken more than 100 lives and cost more than $25 billion dollars in property losses in just the last two years. That’s why it’s so important to take steps to improve the wildfire safety of your home and community.

Become a wildfire safety hero! Begin your journey towards wildfire preparedness by getting involved or organizing a wildfire safety project on May 4, 2019. Contact the Golden Fire Department at (303) 384-8094, or follow Golden Fire Rescue on FaceBook at Facebook.com/GoldenCOFire.

May
11
Sat
2019
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
May 11 @ 7:00 am

stamp out hunger food driveMay 11, 2019 is the 27th annual Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, when postal workers all over the country collect food from patrons on their routes and deliver those contributions to local community food banks.

To participate, simply put non-perishable food in a sack next to your mailbox in the morning and your donation will be collected and used to help fellow Golden residents in need.

10th Annual Greener Golden Event @ Golden Public Works Building and Community Garden
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Greener Golden 2018Join the City of Golden for our Annual Greener Golden celebration to kick-off the growing season on Saturday, May 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at the City of Golden Public Works Administrative building and the Golden Community Garden. Parking is available at 1445 10th St.

  • Pick up your pre-ordered Garden In A Box.
  • Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.
  • Learn about the City’s Sustainability programs, including water conservation and free sprinkler inspections.
  • Find out how to deal with your green waste and how best to divert these materials from the landfill.

If you have not ordered your Garden In A Box yet, visit ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to find your perfect garden. Gardens are on sale for a limited time and supplies are limited.

May
12
Sun
2019
Mother’s Day
May 12 all-day
May
13
Mon
2019
Golden Safety Academy @ Golden Fire Department Training Room
May 13 @ 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.

May
21
Tue
2019
Utility Rate Citizen Committee @ Public Works and Planning Building
May 21 @ 6:00 pm

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.

Learn more at www.cityofgolden.net/URCC including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day
May 27 all-day

Golden administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day
May
30
Thu
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 30 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

May
31
Fri
2019
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale @ Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
May 31 all-day

Whale of a Used Book Sale 2019The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.

Dates and hours of the sale

May 30, 6 – 8 p.m. – Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)

May 31, 8 – 9 a.m. – Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 1, 9 – 5 p.m. – Free to the Public

June 2,  11-3 p.m. – Free to the Public

COG Mesa

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

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