Calendar

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair @ Downtown Golden
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Toby's Pet Parade Fire DogDress up your pup and join about 2,000 other animal lovers for a parade and fair in downtown Golden.

Hundreds of pups in costume will stroll down Washington Avenue and end in Parfet Park for a family-friendly fair.

The parade is free to watch, while parade entrants are $25 per pup. Proceeds of this annual event benefit the more than 12,000 animals that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for annually.

For details, visit Tobyspetparade.org or call 720-407-5249.

Sep
18
Wed
2019
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.

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.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
GHS Homecoming Parade & Game
Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join Golden High School in celebrating homecoming with a parade on Washington Avenue, beginning around
5 p.m.

The GHS varsity football game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Marv Kay Stadium, Colorado School of Mines campus.

Oct
24
Thu
2019
Golden United Housing Task Force @ Golden Public Library
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The community driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden’s unique small town character.

All are welcome for this meeting on Thursday, October 24 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. in the Golden Public Library. Ann Norton will lead a discussion about preservation of affordable housing.

Nov
4
Mon
2019
DeLong Park Planning Public Meeting @ Golden Community Center
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

DeLong Park sign over Public Meeting, we want your inputPlease join us for the second DeLong Park planning meeting on November 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. Your participation and input is valuable during this design phase.

Staff and architects will present three conceptual renderings, followed by discussion.

To learn more about the planning process, read the drainage report for the area, view ideas for the new park or leave your own, or to ask a question, visit www.guidinggolden.com/delong-park. For questions, contact Stacy Turner, sturner@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8191. Hope to see you at the meeting!

Nov
19
Tue
2019
Golden United Housing Task Force @ CSM Arthur Lakes Library "Fish Bowl" Meeting Room
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The community driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden’s unique small town character.

The full Housing Task Force will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will feature a discussion with CSM on how we can work together to address and manage student housing needs.

Following that, the Preserving Existing Housing Subgroup will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate in this subgroup.​

All are welcome to both meetings on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the “fish bowl” meeting room at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library.

8th Street Redesign Public Meeting @ Golden Community Center
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, November 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., the City will hold a meeting to discuss the redesign of 8th Street.

City staff will conduct an initial meeting to discuss the preferred goals and outcomes of a redesign of the 8th St. Streetscape. This meeting will specifically target goals and outcomes as opposed to specific design details. Once gathered, City staff will utilize the prioritized goals to draft an initial approach to street design.

Dec
4
Wed
2019
Sustainability Task Force Meeting @ Public Works and Planning Building
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you have great ideas about sustainability in Golden? Are you ready to dive in and turn the community’s sustainability ideas into action? If so, mark your calendars for an upcoming sustainability task force meeting.

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for interested residents, local experts, and community activists to help in the following tasks:

  • Identify data and resources needed to determine impacts.
  • Review drafts of the 2020 Sustainability Strategic Plan.
  • Help campaign for top priorities.

Each task force meeting will focus on one of the three sustainability goal areas : Water, Waste and Energy. Community members are invited to participate in one or more task forces of interest. To participate, simply show up to one of the task force meetings listed below. Refreshments will be provided.

Water Strategy Task Force
December 4, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden
Waste Strategy Task Force
January 22, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden
Energy Strategy Task Force
February 26, 2020
5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers – 911 10th St, Golden

For more information, email goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Olde Golden Christmas Parade 2019 @ Washington Ave. in Downtown Golden
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Santa rides on a float and waves in the Olde Golden Christmas ParadeOn Saturdays in December, authentic and historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center. Join in the holiday spirit and watch floats, clowns, festive holiday characters, and Santa Claus on the firetruck parade down Washington Avenue. After the parades, head to the downtown area shops and restaurants. Each parade is different, providing the perfect reason to bring the family back to Golden again and again!

The route is down Washington Avenue from 11th to 13th Streets through historic downtown, with lots of activities before and after. The parades are presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Go to www.VisitGolden.com for more information.

COG Mesa

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

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