Calendar

May
13
Mon
2019
Spring Yard Waste Collection Week 2019
May 13 @ 7:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Yard Waste Collection DaysCustomers who subscribe to the City of Golden’s trash service through Alpine Waste can participate in the semi-annual spring yard waste collection from May 13 to 17.

Yard waste will be collected by a separate truck on your designated trash collection day and should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m.

Place material in reusable containers of your choice, or in compostable bags available from home improvement stores. Yard waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground and chipped wood. Please see our Yard Waste Collection page for full guidelines on what can and cannot be collected.

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
18
Sat
2019
9NEWS Shred-a-thon @ Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pack up your unneeded receipts, bank statements and other documents and bring them to the 2019 9NEWS Shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The 2019 Shred-a-thon is a partnership of 9NEWS, Shred-it, Inc., Iron Mountain, Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and metro area law enforcement.

The Shred-a-thon is a yearly fundraiser for the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers program. For a donation to help fight crime in your community, you can have up to three legal-sized paper boxes or kitchen sized garbage bags of personal documents shredded on the spot. Seven locations are participating in the event, including one in Golden at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson Co. Pkwy, Golden.

Community Pride Days 2019 @ City Shops
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Golden Community Pride DaysIt’s that time of year again – Community Pride Days! That means, if you’re a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal at the 1300 Catamount Drive on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

You’ll need a current driver’s license with your address in order to participate. (Don’t know if your house is within City limits? Check Jeffco.us/awiz/ to find out for sure).

For more information about what is and is not accepted, please visit our Community Pride Days page.

*Please note, paper shredding will ONLY be available on May 18, NOT on May 19.

May
19
Sun
2019
Community Pride Days 2019 @ City Shops
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Golden Community Pride DaysIt’s that time of year again – Community Pride Days! That means, if you’re a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal at the 1300 Catamount Drive on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

You’ll need a current driver’s license with your address in order to participate. (Don’t know if your house is within City limits? Check Jeffco.us/awiz/ to find out for sure).

For more information about what is and is not accepted, please visit our Community Pride Days page.

*Please note, paper shredding will ONLY be available on May 18, NOT on May 19.

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
25
Sat
2019
The Splash at Fossil Trace Opens for 2019! @ The Splash at Fossil Trace
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Splash WaterparkThe Splash at Fossil Trace opens for another great summer season on May 25.

Day passes are available as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. When the mercury shoots up, cool down at the Splash!

Visit SplashinGolden.com for more information and to purchase your 10 visit and season passes.

May
28
Tue
2019
Golden Bicycle Cruise 2019 @ Golden Library
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Golden Bike CruiseGet your costumes ready and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden.

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews each night, while local bands provide the music and Bob’s Atomic Burgers provides the food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.

2019 Cruise Themes

May 28: Grease – The 1950’s
Music by Dorado

June 25: Cartoon Characters
Music by Jackie and the Racket

July 30: Moustache Ride
Music by Chris Thompson and Friends

August 27: Pirates
Music by Half Pint and the Growlers

September 24:  Zombies
Music by Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys

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

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

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