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Events for Thursday, March 7th 2024

All day: Live Music

5-8PM Josh Blackburn @ Golden Mill
5:30-8:30PM Natalie Prauser & Marty Bush w/Derek Hall @ Goosetown Station
5:30-8:30PM Teague Starbuck @ Mountain Toad
6-9PM Barry Hawkins @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
6PM Elle Michelle's Grateful Holler @ New Terrain Brewing
8PM Karaoke @ Rock Rest Lodge

All day: Today at the Community Center

The Golden Community Center is a 71,483 square foot multifunction recreation facility beautifully situated in Lions Park. The Community Center first opened its doors in October 1994. A major renovation in 2006-2007 expanded the existing structure into a state-of-the-art recreation facility complete with two indoor swimming pools, a large climbing wall, and expanded fitness and community use areas with new equipment.

The Community Center boasts a full array of activities, classes, and fitness opportunities for everyone in the community, from tot to senior. Active adults gather in the upstairs Front Porch area for community and conversation, while downstairs, the leisure pool with water slide is popular with children. Adults, meanwhile, enjoy a variety of fitness options from free weights and cardio machinesto group fitness classes and personal trainers to help you reach your goals.


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Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO

All day: Other Exhibits Around Town

The following locations often have local exhibitors; call first for hours and information.

1224 Washington Avenue #105

1400 Illinois Street

1400 Illinois Street

1301 Arapahoe Street

1640 8th Street

1019 10th Street

1012 Ford Street

1214 Washington Avenue

803 14th Street

1101-1104 Washington Avenue (east side)

1224 Washington Avenue

1211 Washington Avenue


Check out past CEFF films
Explore the collection of festival films now available for streaming. Most films are free to stream.  Titles with a $ indicate film is available to rent.  

The Colorado Railroad Museum’s staff team created a full lineup of new programs that YOU can experience in the comfort of your own home. All Aboard, Online!

If you’re looking for activities to entertain and challenge your kid, we’ve got you covered:  online education portal

Listen to past Golden Beer Talks.


  • Delve into 150 years of news from Golden in our digitized historic newspaper collection 
  • Explore photos and objects in our online collection
  • Read about the amazing rediscoveries we've uncovered during our expansive Legacy Collection Inventory on our blog
  • Enjoy a walk and self-guided historic tour around Golden using our online guide or walk through the Golden History Park and use a brochure to learn about the buildings' histories.
Introducing: Jeffco Makes. An online platform to get you and your family making, baking and shaking! We will be posting three different activities each week. Pick one (or all) that you and your family want to do. 

With just a click, you can hear excerpts and selections from an entire season of programming. The playlist, over two hours of music, features exclusive recordings and ensembles or conductors you'll recognize -- we're showcasing pieces scheduled for our concert venue.

Learning from home - virtual programs and videos available here!

Welcome to RMQM's first Virtual Exhibit - Crazy Quilts & Through a Lens
Didn't make in to view the last exhibit?  These new virtual exhibits are available now by clicking here.

Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. Browse thousands of ideas for using these resources in elementary, secondary, university, and informal education settings.


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.

All day: Live Workouts with Community Center Pros

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
All day: Golden History Tours

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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All day: Denver Restaurant Week (in Golden)

With numerous food and beverage awards to its name, Denver has quickly become a dining destination for foodies. You’ll find plenty of fine dining options at chef-owned eateries, along with cuisine from around the globe at our gourmet food halls and markets, and fresh, local ingredients like green chili and Colorado lamb and beef. For the first time, Denver Restaurant Week will include four price points: $25, $35, $45 and $55 for a multi-course meal.

Participating Golden restaurants:

Bridgewater Grill @ Golden Hotel - Menu
Footprints at Fossil Trace - Menu
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar - Menu

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8:00 AM-2:00 PM: Today at the Community Center Front Porch

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Schedule of Activities

Active Older Adults aged 50+

Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO

9:00 AM-9:00 AM: Public Art Commission Meeting

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Where: Golden City Hall, 911 10th Street, Golden, CO

9:15 AM-9:45 AM: Baby Time

Help the littlest minds develop and grow. Bounce, sing, rhyme and read with your baby!


Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation

Call in from anywhere to reduce your stress, quiet your mind and your set intentions. The Jefferson Center for Mental Health guides you through this weekly wellness meditation. 

Call 303-502-5189 to participate. You can also find previously recorded sessions online at

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10:00 AM-10:00 AM: Everything Dinosaur (on the Rocks) Lecture Series

Everything Dinosaurs on the Rocks is a lecture series filled with basic and local Colorado foothills geology and a literal ton of dinosaur knowledge all in one place! Join us in person OR online via Zoom for the entire series. Can’t attend during the morning? Not an issue! We record the sessions and will send you a link to the recording so you can watch on your own time.

Education Programs Director Erin LaCount will lead the paleontology-themed lectures, and Education, Collections, and Camp Coordinator Amanda Rea will lead the geology-themed lectures. Each lecture is 1.5 hours long.

Registration Bundle: $65 (includes all 14 lectures; schedule/links provided via email after registration).
Individual Sessions: $5/session. Pick and choose the information you wish to glean (links provided after registration).

Lecture #1: Paleontology 101
February 1, 2024

Lecture #2: What IS a Dinosaur?
February 8, 2024

Lecture #3: Sauropods
February 15, 2024

Lecture #4: Theropods
February 22, 2024

Lecture #5: Stegosaurs
February 29, 2024

Lecture #6: Ankylosaurs
March 7, 2024

Lecture #7: Iguanodonts (Mostly)
March 14, 2024

Lecture #8: Hadrosaurs
March 28, 2024

Lecture #9: Pachycephalosaurs
April 4, 2024

Lecture #10: Ceratopsians
April 11, 2024

Lecture #11: Non-Dinosaur Archosaurs
April 18, 2024

Lecture #12: Mammals
April 25, 2024

Lecture #13: Geology 101
May 2, 2024

Lecture #14: Local Colorado Geology
May 9, 2024

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Where: Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center, 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO

3:00 PM-4:30 PM: Vaccine, License & Microchip Clinic

  • Rabies: $25
  • Distemper/Parvo ((DA2PPV): $25
  • Bordetella: $25
  • Microchip: $35
  • Licenses: $20 *
  • *Please note, licenses are required for all dogs 4 months and older within unincorporated Jefferson County and the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required when renewing your license.
  • Please make sure your dog is on a leash. You will accompany your dog into the Community Room where staff will vaccinate your dog and provide you with your paperwork.
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Where: Foothills Animal Shelter, 580 McIntyre Street, Golden, CO

3:30 PM-5:00 PM: Canceled: Free Legal Self-Help Clinic

Navigating a legal problem is tricky. If you don’t have an attorney, but need a little advice, this free legal self-help clinic can help. Volunteer lawyers are available to answer questions, help fill out forms and explain the process and procedures for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, landlord-tenant law and much more. Registration for a 15-minute appointment is required, and registration opens two weeks prior.

Please note: This clinic is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a form of legal representation. You have the right to retain an attorney of your choice at any time, and are advised to do so.


Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Community Open House - Together Jeffco Plans and Regulations Update

Jefferson County is in the third phase of the Together Jeffco Plans and Regulations Update! Together Jeffco is a two year process which combines efforts to update the Comprehensive Plan (CP), Transportation & Mobility Plan (TMP), Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Evacuation Annex (CEMP EA), and development regulations to create a Unified Land Use Code (ULUC).

Join us between 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Lookout Mountain Room at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building (100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden) for an open house. Spanish interpretation will be provided and children are welcome. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact us at least 3 business days before the event.

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Where: Jefferson County Administration and Court Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO

4:00 PM-11:00 PM: Cheese Night with Cheese Ranch!

Join Mountain Toad Brewing and Cheese Ranch on the first Thursday of every month for a self guided cheese and beer pairing. Cheese plates are for purchase for $10 and suggested pairing will be offered for additional purchase. Every month is different and unique!

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Where: Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO

4:30 PM-6:00 PM: REDI Task Force Meeting

The REDI (Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) Task Force is composed of community members and city staff who have a key role in implementing aspects of the REDI Action Plan, finalized by the City in November of 2022.

The Task Force focuses on promoting accountability for implementing the REDI Action Plan and coordinating community-wide efforts to advance equity.

The task force meets monthly in Council Chambers (911 10th St.) on the first Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

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Where: City of Golden Planning and Public Works, 1445 10th St, Golden, CO 80401, USA

5:00 PM-7:30 PM: Teen Night

Golden Teen Nights is a program designed and operated by a group of Golden High School students with Golden Rotarians serving as helpers/advisors.   Teen Nights is designed to give students an opportunity to interact with their peers in a setting outside of school.  It is held the first Thursday of each month (excluding June and July), 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Golden Community Center.  Attractions include board games, swimming, pool, soft drinks, pizza, snacks, and just hanging out. Other organizations are often invited to attend and make presentations to the teens. The program is funded by a Thriving Community grant from the City of Golden.

For more information, contact Tom Hughes at


Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO

6:00 PM-6:00 PM: Run Club

3-5 Mile no-drop runs for all paces.

Join us for some casual miles around Golden and drinks after!

Free parking is available at Runners Roost Golden for all participants. Contact with any questions about routes, pace, or other details. ALL are welcome!

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Where: Runners Roost, 2120 Ford Street, Golden, CO

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Ukulele Thursdays

Got a Ukulele? Know a few chords or songs? Strum with others at this informal opportunity to meet other ukulele enthusiasts and strum a few songs together. This workshop is best suited for ages 13+.

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Where: Golden Library, 1019 10th Street, Golden, CO

6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Golden Game Guild Mini Paint Night

Come in and paint your minis! This casual event is designed to offer a time for mini painters to come and paint together! Bring your own paints or use ours! Our library features complimentary paints for you to use while you are here!

Admission: $10 / $5 for Students

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Where: Golden Game Guild, 1209 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO

6:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wax N' Suds

The OFFICIAL first wax night of the year will be November 9th! The lifts will start turning before we know it. Make sure you're ready with a fresh wax n' edge! $25 gets you a wax, edge, and a beer.

6-10 every Thursday 'til the lifts quit turning!

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Where: Columbine Cafe, 15630 South Golden Road, Golden, CO

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Copper & Cocktails

Unlock your inner artisan for an evening at State 38 Distilling and Saintly's exclusive event, "Copper & Cocktails: A Crafty Distillery Night." Join us for a night of craft and spirits as you hammer out your very own cuff bracelet, mastering the basics of manipulating and creating captivating textures in metal. During the workshop you can enjoy two cocktails from State 38 Distilling. Samantha will lead you through the creation of your very own metal bracelet made completely by you. Tickets are $65!

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Where: State 38 Distilling, 400 Corporate Circle, Suite B, Golden, CO

7:00 PM-9:30 PM: Zane Lamprey Stand-Up Comedy Tour

Zane Lamprey is known for being the guy who gets paid to travel around the world and drink, which has lead him to finding himself in many awkward and interesting situations.Come listen to his fantastic stories from his adventures and misadventures!

This event is strictly for 21+

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Where: Over Yonder Brewing Company, 18455 W. Colfax Avenue #103, Golden, CO

7:00 PM-7:00 PM: Pippin

Join us for an evening of magic and mystery as Stephen Schwartz's 1972 musical Pippin takes to the GHS stage with Stage Right Productions this spring. 

Tickets $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 for seniors
There will be a $2 increase in price for ATD tickets

This production is rated PG-13 and will feature haze/fog effects, strobe lights, and language/content that may be upsetting to some viewers.

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Where: Golden High School, 701 24th Street, Golden, CO

A Jukebox for the Algonquin
7:30 PM-7:30 PM: A Jukebox for the Algonquin

The contemporary community room at the Placid Pines Senior Care Center could really use a jukebox. When it costs more than the center can raise, a small band of former Brooklyn and Bronx residents hatch a plot to prove that aging is not a New York state of mind. This funny, heartwarming story reminds us that age is just a number, as long as we have friends to connect with.

Age recommendation: 13+ for adult subjects and older adult humor


Where: Miners Alley Performing Arts Center, 1103 Arapahoe Street, Golden, CO