All are welcome at the Golden Gate Grange’s Family Halloween Party. Wear a favorite costume to the “Haunted Grange.” Enjoy the amazing decorations, prizes, games and crafts for kids, refreshments and trick or treats! Free admission. The Golden Gate Grange is located at 25201 Golden Gate Canyon Road just 4 miles west of Route 93 in Golden.
Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale to benefit the Jefferson County Public Library Foundation. Browse through 100,000+ books, CDs, DVDs and more!
- Free Admission!
- Enjoy unique & vintage books at Bert’s Curiosity Corner!
- October 26 – 11 am – 3 pm is Bag Day! Only $6 per grocery-sized bag of books!
The Jefferson County Library Foundation’s mission is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit our diverse community.
Folk, Fine and Funky: Buffalo Bill in Art, includes folk art, fine art, and popular (funky) art depicting one of America’s most iconic characters. Some of the art has been in the museum’s collection since it first opened in 1921 and has not been displayed for decades. Other art pieces have been newly added to the collection in the past five years, such as a rare velvet painting of Buffalo Bill on horseback.
Several works of art are on loan, including a painting of Buffalo Bill taking the “first scalp for Custer” by contemporary Western artist Thom Ross and an unusual depiction of Cody by 19th century British illustrator Alick P.F. Ritchie. The artwork will run the gamut from the serious to the strange but it will all depict Buffalo Bill’s life and legend.
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave, 987 Lookout Mountain Road, Golden, CO 80401. For more information call 303-526-0744.
View the Fall Art Show at Golden’s Spirits in the Wind Gallery, a showcase for Premier Art of the New West. Their fall art show displays work from Sonia Reid’s wildlife oil paintings. Other artists at the gallery include: Randy Van Beek, Neil Patterson, Carol Bowker, and Gayle Crites.
Watch for changing exhibits and themes on a monthly basis. Spirits in the Wind fits perfectly into the historic atmosphere of Golden, Colorado, where Ute, Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes once roamed and where the Gold Rush of 1859 lured so many pioneers.
Spirits in the Wind prides themselves with Art of the New West by national and local artists.
Mountainside Miniatures, an annual national exhibition is coordinated by the Mountainside Art Guild and features over 100 two-dimensional paintings, all 35 square inches or smaller. This year’s juror, Joe McGinnis, taught art in Jefferson County Schools for 30 years and considers himself a colorist. McGinnis holds a BFA from Metropolitan State College and a Master’s degree in Creative Arts with an emphasis in Education from Leslie College in Cambridge, MA.
The Exhibition Dates are September 2 – November 21, 2014. This exhibition features hours beyond the typical Community Gallery hours, to include weekends: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monday, closed
Closures: Be sure to check the listing of days we are closed, on Foothills website.
Foothills Art Center has served as the center for art exhibitions, education and culture for the greater Golden community for over 40 years. Housed in two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, FAC is known for showcasing diverse exhibitions in a unique setting. Afterwards, stroll down Washington Avenue to experience the hometown charm and vitality of Golden and more things to do.
Foothills Art Center (FAC) is pleased to announce the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia exhibition 2014, regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country, from September 13 through October 26, 2014.
The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition 2014 is a selection of 68 distinct works of art from 616 entries, making 2014 one of the more exclusive exhibitions in recent years. The best of the nation’s watermedia artists are featured in this popular exhibition, including the 2015 RMNW juror, Mark Mehaffey, and 2013 RMNW Best of Show winner, Miles Batt, Sr.
Since 1974, when community watercolor artists approached then Director Marion Metsopoulos with the idea of a national watercolor show, Foothills Art Center has established its own interpretation of this exhibition by introducing “watermedia” as its emphasis. The goal was, and still is, to reach beyond the tradition of pure watercolor and embrace innovation in water-based media that now includes acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, and mixed media.
Foothills Art Center hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mondays: closed
Upcoming SCFD Family Free Day – On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 there will be a free day made possible by funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Visitors will enjoy free admission all day, with a free self-guided family art activity available from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.
The Trick or Treat Train is full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains. The Museum is open from 9:00AM – 5:00PM, rides & activities are available from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.
The Railroad Halloween Town is a safe place to enjoy Halloween. Catch a ride behind the historic locomotive in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. The Trick or Treat Train departs every 30 minutes between 10:00AM and 4:00PM.
Visit all the Town’s special stops and fill the kids’ treat bags and tickle their funny bones. Try a visit to the “not so spooky” haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard. Pause at the Pumpkin Patch and get a great picture.
The Trick or Treat Train has been a Halloween favorite for generations of kids and families. Enjoy all the events that the Colorado Railroad Museum has in store! Include the museum in holiday events by planning a visit to the Polar Express Train during December,
Halloween fun at BooTown this October at Heritage Square! With Colorado’s first and largest bi-level 3D Maze full of colorful enchantment and Spooktacular fun (but NOT scary) and the new Scare Crow Express haunted train ride.
Bootown is the perfect place for festive family fun! Bring a can food item to Heritage Square this October and help provide food for local families. Each can food item you bring will get you $1.00 off any Halloween attraction or combo deal (limit 5 cans per person). All can food items will be donated to the Belmar Food Bank.
- Don’t forget to join us for Trick-or-Treat Street on October 25 for the ultimate Halloween celebration.
- BooTown attractions are open weekends September 27th to Nov 2nd from 11 am to 6 pm
- The Boo Town 3D Maze Craze is also open and ready for fun! Under 7 MUST be accompanied by an adult
- $8 for Bootown 3D Maze Craze
- $5 for the Scare Crow Express
- Children 2 and under FREE with paid General Admission.
- Bring a canned food item and receive a $1.00 off any Halloween attraction. (limit 5 cans per family).
Spider Mansion Haunted House at Heritage Square is open now through Nov. 11. Conveniently buy and print tickets to Denver’s Sickest Haunt from home! Also featuring mobile ticketing! Simply order tickets on a mobile device and show the QR code to the folks at the ticket booth! Open nightly at 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for a crash course in misery, terror, and paranoia!
- Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Friday & Saturday: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Under 7 MUST be accompanied by an adult
Located at 18301 West Colfax Avenue Golden, Colorado inside Heritage Square.