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Golden Eye Candy – Richard Luckin – The Stage is Set for Goldens in Golden – enlarge


8AM Saturday Morning Run and Social Walk @ Golden History Park
8:30AM Goldens in Golden Puppy Run @ Runners Roost
9AM-12PM Valentine’s Basket @ Home Depot
9-9:55AM Tai Chi (Virtual)
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10AM-12PM Biker Breakfast @ Avalanche Harley Davidson
10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library

1AM-5PM Goldens in Golden Pre & After Party @ Golden Mill

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11AM-1PM Goldens in Golden @ Parfet Park
Here’s the scoop from VisitGolden:
11 a.m. – Meet and greet in Parfet Park where you can enjoy complimentary “pup cup” treats, pose for photos under our mini Welcome Arch, purchase official Goldens In Golden merchandise, browse the vendor village and meet Golden based pet organizations.
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. – Official Event Photography: three separate opportunities to join a group photo under the Welcome Arch on Washington Ave.
1 p.m. – Official festivities end at 1 p.m. and Washington Avenue will re-open to vehicle traffic. Afterwards, head out around Golden on your own. There will be many dog-friendly deals, plenty of patios and lots of nearby trails to enjoy!

Here’s some info from the City:
Planning on joining us for Goldens in Golden tomorrow? There will be parking available at:
• The CSM “K” Lot at 11th St. & Maple St.
• The CoorsTek Lot at 612 10th St. (Adjacent to Parfet Park)
• The Clear Creek Lot at 304 10th St.

There is snow in the forecast so please continue to check for weather related updates.

11AM and 1PM Children’s Theater – Amelia’s Big Idea @ Miners Alley Performing Arts Center
12-1PM 21 Days to Health: Kick Sugar Cravings @ Natural Grocers
1-2:30PM Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners (Virtual)
1-3PM PAWS for Reading @ Golden Library
1-4PM Trucker Hat Pop-Up Bar @ Morris & Mae
1-5PM Plant Pop Up @ Over Yonder

2PM Classical Piano Recital – Kevin Lufkin @ First United Methodist Church
Classical pianist Kevin Lufkin at the First United Methodist Church in Golden. Free and open to the public! Join us for an afternoon of classical piano music. The program will begin with music by two of the three B’s: Bach and Brahms, while the 2nd half will feature 20th century colors and harmonies, taking us on a tour of Spain, Indonesia, France, and beyond.

3:30-5PM Dungeons & Dragons for Advanced Players (Virtual)
6-11PM Dance Hall @ Coda Brewing

7:30PM Misery @ Miners Alley Performing Arts Center
8PM The Golden Comedy Show @ Golden Hotel


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10AM Coffee with Councilors @ Golden Community Center
This will be the first Coffee with our two new District Councilors!


12-3PM Haven Slay @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
4:30PM Kash’d Out @ High 5 Plumbing
5-8PM Live Music @ Eddy Taproom
5-9PM Live Music @ Bridgewater Grill

5:30-8:30PM Conal Rosanbalm @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
6PM Grown A$$ Man Band @ Golden Moon Speakeasy
6-9PM Zea Stallings @ Goosetown Station
7PM Hillbilly Demons @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


Golden City Lodge No. 1 – “Ancient Free & Accepted Masons” – 400 10th Street (map) – enlarge

114 Years Ago
The February 3, 1910 Colorado Transcript announced that Golden’s Masonic Lodge had recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The Masons are an international social and philanthropic group. Golden’s Masonic Lodge was chartered in 1860, making it the oldest in Colorado. In fact, it predates statehood by 16 years!

The group had many homes throughout its history, including William Loveland’s first store (now the site of the pocket park, Loveland Gardens); the Loveland Block at 12th and Washington (now the Old Capitol Grill), the Linder Block (now Gateway Station/Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar), and Odd Fellows Hall (the second floor of 1106 Washington Avenue (map).

They had always planned to build their own lodge building. At one time they owned the lot that now holds the Buffalo Rose Events Center, and at another they owned property on 12th Street, between Jackson and Ford. At last, in 1950, they built their permanent home.

Familiar site on 10th Street – enlarge

On March 11, 1950, Golden’s Masons gathered at 1106 Washington Avenue (map), where they had been holding meetings since 1915. They marched from there to the future lodge site at 400 10th to dedicate the site and lay the cornerstone. Golden’s High School band accompanied the parade.

As reported by the Transcript, the new building would be 75′ x 100′ with a full basement, kitchen, and storage facilities. They had their first meeting in the not-quite-complete hall on June 4, 1951.

Sunset view of Golden by Patrick Klein – Masonic Lodge in the lower right-hand corner – enlarge

The Masons and their affiliated groups (Eastern Star, Job’s Daughter’s, DeMolay, etc.) still meet there. The building is available for rent at very reasonable rates and the 4th Sunday of every month they host a pancake breakfast from 8-11AM!

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!


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