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Calendar details for Friday, Apr. 19th

The Friday Tour

The Friday Tour

When: All day
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden, CO

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Each Friday, join us for an hour of exploring a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history. Each tour covers a specific theme and on these dates our focus will be: Locomotives!

Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after the tour.

Friday Tour Tickets - $3 each plus General Admission ($10 adults, $5 kids 2-15, $8 seniors 60+).

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When: All day

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710 10th Street (map)
Closed Saturday and Sunday and all Federal Holidays

987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Road (map)
CLOSED Monday, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

The Buffalo Bill Story, Buffalo Bill's Death, The Americans, A Visit to the Wild West, Firearms, Kid's Cowboy Corral

17155 W. 44th Avenue (map)
CLOSED Monday, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day


Center for Railroad Photography & Art Winners

Every year, the Center for Railroad Photography & Art holds a contest that attracts some of today’s finest and most creative photographers. Those who placed in this year’s program will have their photographs displayed at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden into 2023. The Museum’s goal is to showcase not only Colorado’s rich railroad history, but also the many creative people—around the world—who keep the spirit of railroading alive and well in the 21st century.

Without Words
Shining a spotlight on how railroaders have communicated over the years using sight, sound and code

Beebe and Clegg: Their Enduring Photographic Legacy

This exhibit focuses on Lucius Beebe who—joined in 1941 by his life partner Charles Clegg—introduced railroad photography and the world of railroading to popular audiences in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Employing dramatic images and sweeping promotional strategies, this dynamic duo created more than 30 books on railroading and Western Americana, demonstrating that the railroad serves the nation as an icon of the American experience.
Romance Along the Rails: The Phenomenon of Beebe and Clegg
In this companion exhibit, learn more about this fascinating couple and view correspondence, Colorado-specific publications, and other physical reminders of their love affair with Colorado and its narrow gauge railroading legacy. 
809 15th Street (map)
CLOSED Wednesday, New Year's Day, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day


923 10th Street (map)
(Museum) CLOSED Sunday, Monday, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve Day

Discovery Awaits:  Highlights from the Collection, Signs O' The Times, Confection Perfection: Jolly Rancher Company, Epic Events, Legendary People, the History Lab, and the Touch Gallery

The Salon:  Golden High School 150th Anniversary Exhibit || Topo-Embroideries:  Works by Kathy Mitchell-Garton (through May 4, 2024)

Golden History Park (11th & Arapahoe):  The outdoor setting re-creates the look and feel of a late 1800's mountain ranch complete with gardens, a working blacksmith shop, schoolhouse and chicken coop (chickens included).

Colorado School of Mines
1310 Maple Street (map)
CLOSED New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas 

The main floor exhibits feature specimens from many Colorado mining districts, other global localities and an introductory video on area geology. The Special Exhibit Room hosts prominent precious metal and invited displays. The main gallery also showcases historic mining murals by Irwin Hoffman.

The basement contains numerous exhibits regarding radioactivity, fossils, basic geology, gemstones, meteorites, ultraviolet minerals and underground mining illumination. The outdoor geologic trail features seven outcrops with various geologic and paleontological points of interest, including fossilized dinosaur tracks, logs and leaves.

200 Violet Street, Unit 140 (map)
CLOSED New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Quilts Made by Men | 17th Biennial Men’s Exhibit

(through April 20, 2024)
The 17th exhibit of Men's CFE quilts is an exciting diversity of styles and colors - with some interesting techniques. The passion for the art of quilting shown by these men is amazing and the variety a pleasant surprise.  

Necktie Quilts | Christine Copenhaver 

(through April 20, 2024)
Christine Copenhaver's solo show is such a perfect complement to the Men's CFE - with her focus on silk ties taking on a whole different use.

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Live Workouts with Community Center Pros

When: All day

Our very own Group Fitness Instructors will be doing LIVE WORKOUTS!

In addition to our LIVE WORKOUTS with your Golden Community Center Fitness Instructors, We have added a YouTube Channel! If you can't make the LIVE workout you can still have your favorite instructor in your own home! We add previously recorded workouts everyday to 

If you are a Silver Sneaker Member you can also go to SilverSneakers FaceBook page and see live classes or their web page to sign in for On-Demand Classes!

Don't forget to check the LIVE Fitness Schedule for updates and links.

Golden History Tours

Golden History Tours

When: All day

Golden History Tours offers Wild West Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, Ghost Tours, and more!  If you don't see a scheduled tour on a particular date, you can book a tour at a custom time.

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Rocky Mountain Quilt Study Group

When: 10AM-12PM
Where: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street, Suite 150, Golden, CO

Meets the third Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the RMQM library.

Join this study group and take part in discussions on quilt history, museum collections and research methodology.

Cost: FREE / Museum admission not included.

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Toddler Time

Toddler Time

When: 10:15-10:45AM
Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

Your little one is constantly on the move. Help their mind stay active, too. Get them ready to read by singing, rhyming, dancing and telling stories together.


Public Info Meeting: Water Conservation Programs

When: 11AM-12PM
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO

Golden is hosting a free educational public event all about water efficiency updates and programs.

Staff will provide updates on the Waste of Water Ordinance, the Lawn Replacement Program, and the Golden Drought Management Plan.

Join us in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street Golden on April 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. OR April 19, from 11 am to 12 pm. Both meetings will contain the same content, but on different dates to accommodate more people.

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Kit Mayer Classic

When: 3PM
Where: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

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Break the People Pleasing Pattern

When: 5:30-7:30PM
Where: PranaTonic Yoga & Wellness, 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Golden

A people pleaser is someone who habitually seeks to satisfy others, often at the expense of their own desires and needs. The origins of this behavior can be traced back to our earliest experiences of seeking love, affection, or attention, often beginning as a way to please our parents.

In this transformative workshop, led by Abby Payne, RN and Self-Care Coach, we will delve into the roots of people pleasing. Through guided imagery meditation, we will reconnect with our inner child and initiate a process of healing and liberation from the need to constantly please others.


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Tenderfoot Trekkers - Hiking Basics

When: 6-7:30PM
Where: Lookout Mountain Nature Center, 910 Colorow Road, Golden, CO

This series is all about building your confidence as a hiker, enhancing your skills, and fostering a deep connection with the natural world.  For the April program, we will be working towards understanding the essentials of hiking gear, trail etiquette, and safety as the first steps towards embracing outdoor adventures.

Ages 16+

Youth must be accompanied by an adult.



Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll

When: 6PM
Where: Washington Avenue, Golden, CO

We look forward to being together again for the annual Mitchell Elementary PTA fundraiser, Western on Washington!

Join us as we stroll the Washington “saloons,” dance to The Gnarbillys at The Rose, and bid on unique auction items.

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