CSM Master Plan Public Meeting @ CSM Student Center
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Golden School of Mines will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, September 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Avery Room at the Student Center, 1200 16th Street, to discuss the Mines Master Plan and provide updates on Mines construction projects.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

Free screening of “Dark Waters” @ Colorado School of Mines Bunker Auditorium
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Colorado School of Mines will host a free screening of the major motion picture, “Dark Waters” on January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Bunker Auditorium on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The public is welcome and tickets are not required.

This free screening is offered in advance of the keynote address and panel hosted on January 29, featuring Rob Bilott, the environmental attorney who inspired the film.

Mines presents: Future of Forever Chemicals in Colorado – Keynote & panel with Rob Bilott @ Colorado School of Mines Bunker Auditorium
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm

Rob Bilott, the environmental attorney who inspired the movie “Dark Waters” and author of the book “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont,” will speak at the Colorado School of Mines, Bunker Auditorium on January 29 at 7 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. The event is free, but tickets are required and available online.

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow immediately after with Chris Higgins, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Tracie White, Mines alumna and state remediation program manager; and other state and national PFAS experts. A poster session featuring Mines researchers and industry partners will kick off the evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Mines will screen “Dark Waters,” the movie inspired by Bilott, the day before on January 28 at 7 p.m. in Bunker Auditorium. The screening is also free and open to the public.

5th Annual Jeffco International Women’s Day 2020 @ Baldoria on the Water
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

International Women's Day in Jeffco 2020 logoCelebrate women at the 5th annual Jeffco International Women’s Day on March 3 at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by SCL Health Lutheran and the City of Golden, with additional corporate sponshorships from Genesee Mountain Foundation, IX Power Clean Water, and corporate contributor, Coach Stacy’s Healthy U. Proceeds will benefit Porchlight Family Justice Center and the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

CU Regent Heidi Ganahl & founder of “Camp Bow Wow” will be the keynote speaker at this event during lunch. The winner of the “Unsung Heroine” Award will be announced as well, and Marjorie Sloan will be presented with the “Shattered Glass” Award. Come early to network and learn “The truth about personal & cyber security  today from a genuine, female Denver FBI agent”.

Purchase your tickets online at

For questions, contact Deborah Deal at the IX Power Foundation, 303-277-9520.

CSM Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Neighborhood Meeting
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm

Join City Councilors Casey Brown and Bill Fisher for a virtual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss and answer questions about a potential Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Colorado School of Mines and the City of Golden.

Register for the meeting in advance.

Learn more at

Golden Town and Gown Book Club @ Virtual
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Golden Town and Gown Book Club (TGBC) will discuss When Rivers Run Dry, by Fred Pearce in a Zoom meeting on April. Mr. Pearce is an entertaining, British writer, with an international perspective.

The topic of water supply is thought by some to rival climate change in importance to our country. The discussion leader will be Mines Professor of Hydrology Kamini Singha, who was the 2019 Mines Faculty Senate Distinguished Lecturer on the topic of water supply.

The meeting will begin with City Councilor Jim Dale giving a brief encomium to Bill McKee, one of  Colorado’s water experts, who was to lead the discussion of this book.  Bill passed away suddenly in February.

You can join the discussion by registering in advance.

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Open House
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm

Join our Public Works staff and hired consultants for the next US6 & Heritage Road Interchange public meeting, happening Wednesday, June 9 at 6 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be pedestrian and bike improvements.

You must register in advance on Zoom for the meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Leadership Golden Meet and Greet @ Cafe 13
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Leadership GoldenJoin the Leadership Golden Board of Directors, Steering Committee, and Alumni, for a “Meet and Greet” reception on Thursday, July 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Café 13 (1301 Arapahoe St). Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.
Now in its 38th year, Leadership Golden is accepting applications for the 2021-22 program.
This tuition-free program provides local learning about Golden with 11 sessions from September through April, including Golden history, government, public works, finance, development, education, arts, recreation, and more. This is a great program for new-comers and long-term residents interested in the fabric of Golden. Visit for all the details and to complete an application form online. The application deadline is July 31.
Call Paul Haseman for more information at 303-513-2310.
Celebration of Golden: A Commemoration of Resilience @ Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad)
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

logos for community celebrationSeveral community organizations have come together to bring a celebration of the spirit and resilience of the Golden community to life. The event will provide a chance for the community to collectively reflect on the experiences of the past year and celebrate those who have supported us through a difficult time.

The event will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Kafadar Commons (Mines Quad) on Illinois St., and offers an opportunity to:

  • Participate in a community art project to capture collective pandemic experiences
  • Reflect on how the pandemic impacted us and commemorate those who supported us
  • Musical performances, including local band Alibi
  • Visit booths of Mines and community organizations
  • Win prizes from Golden businesses
  • Enjoy kids activities with Mines students
  • Enjoy food and drink from local vendors (including from Bob’s Burgers, Basic Kneads Pizza, Golden Poultry and Meats, the Eddy Hotel, and others)

Take a ride on the new Mines-Golden Downtown automated shuttle.

Featured speakers include:

  • Mayor Laura Weinberg
  • Councilor Bill Fisher
  • School of Mines executive and a student leader
  • Kim Mangle, Director of Non-Profit Executive Director Roundtable
  • Hannah Frey, Undergraduate Student Government President


Autumn Fest 2021 @ Golden History Museum
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Autumn Fest logoJoin us at the Golden History Museum (923 10th St.) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 for the first-ever Autumn Fest and a packed afternoon of fun for the whole family, sponsored by Golden Kids Dental and Orthodontics.

Free Family Activities

incredible chalk art
hourly puppet shows (plus hands-on stations to make your own show)
make-your-own-bubbles station
silent movie viewing
4-H petting zoo
craft stations
BIG TRUCK demo (Streets, Fire, and Police Departments)
costumed Civil War interpretation
karate demonstration
Other Fun
Westernaires pony rides ($3 per ride)
CODA Brewing Company beer garden

The best part? It’s fun for the whole family and a great way to welcome the fall season!

COG Mesa

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

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