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PLAN Jeffco continues to provide an important citizen education function through keeping you informed about events related to the Jefferson County Open Space program.



Historic Preservation Symposium: Landscape Shapes History Read more and register today!

By the Jefferson County Historical Commission

Join us for a day of learning about how Landscape Shapes History through local geology, paleontology, agriculture and architecture. Register now as space is limited!

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (MDT)

Location: Hiwan Heritage Park (view map)

Website - read more and register today: eventbrite.com



Golden Giddyup

The first annual Golden Giddyup will be held in Golden, Colorado. The route will be announced in the summer of 2016.

Date: September 17 - 18, 2016

Location: Lions Park, Golden

Website: goldengiddyup.com

Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

Juried fine art show under the pine trees of the cool mountain air along with local music, food and drink.

Date: August 27 - 28, 2016; 10 am – 5 pm

Location: 4208 Timbervale Dr., Evergreen, CO 80439

Website: evergreenfineartsfestival.com

Golden Chamber of Commerce Arts Festival

One of the largest and most prestigious juried art shows in the country. The 2-day Festival features over 130 artists from 20 states, including many from Colorado.

Date: August 20 - 21, 2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: 11th Street between Maple and Arapahoe (Historic Downtown Golden)

Website: goldenchamber.org

A Night in the Park (MALT)

Celebrating Land and Water Conservation. Catered dinner, Margaritas, Margaritas, & Live and Silent Auction.

Date: August 6, 2016

Location: Alderfer/Three Sisters Open Space Park

Website: savetheland.org


A two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in Evergreen, CO.

Date: July 16 - 17, 2016

Location: Center for the Arts, 32003B Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO

Website: evergreenarts.org

Taste of the West

The premier culinary event in Jefferson County, Colorado. The "Taste" will feature award-winning cuisine from many of Jeffco’s best restaurants & caterers.

Date: June 9, 2016

Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO

Website: westchamber.org



Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream

Date & location: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:00pm at Boettcher Mansion

View an invitation May is Colorado Historic Preservation Archaeology month. For the past 10 years, the Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) has partnered with local communities and historical societies to discuss and share important historic preservation topics. For 2014, JCHC would like to invite you to a very special photographic slide show presented by John Fielder at the Boettcher Mansion, Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve on Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00pm.

The Jefferson County Historical Commission and the Boettcher Mansion are excited to host John Fielder’s Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space Photographs choreographed to beautiful music celebrating Jeffco’s land protection heritage! The event is free to the public, desserts and beverages will be served.

View the Jefferson County Historical Commission invitation.

RSVP: Dennis Dempsey at ddempsey@jeffco.us or call 303-271-8734

Posted: May 5, 2014

Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid, Spring and Summer 2014

Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid

For nearly 40 years the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver produced plutonium pits for nuclear weapons, with extensive toxic and radioactive contamination on- and off-site. Colorado continues to struggle with the long-term environmental and historical legacy of Rocky Flats. Upcoming events include an unprecedented symposium at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities June 6-8, community organization meetings, meetings for citizens concerned about a new dog park on contaminated land, and more. For more information, view the email invitation online.

Dates and locations:

June 6, 2014 at 3:30-4:30 pm at the Standley Lake Library

Informational meeting for local residents and citizens concerned about contamination, health effects, and other issues related to Rocky Flats. Kristen Iversen and others will speak at this event. For more information contact Alesya at alesya.casse@gmail.com.

June 6, 7, and 8, 2014 at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Rocky Flats Then and Now: 25 Years After the Raid, Spring and Summer 2014 The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host Rocky Flats Then and Now, a multifaceted art and humanities event commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the FBI raid on Rocky Flats. It will feature an art and history exhibit (including photographs and artifacts from the Rocky Flats plant), information booths, and panel discussions focusing on the raid and its consequences, including a grand jury investigation and subsequent disputed settlement of charges involving environmental crimes. Speakers will include former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, former U.S. Representative David Skaggs, former FBI agent Jon Lipsky (who led the raid on Rocky Flats), Kristen Iversen, Len Ackland, and plant workers, neighbors, activists, and experts.

Date posted: April 22, 2014

Cheers for Conservation

Date and location: June 12, 2014 at Four Mile Historic Park

View an invitation to Cheers for Conservation - an event by Colorado Open Lands On June 12, Colorado Open Lands will kick off a new event, Cheers for Conservation! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Four Mile Historic Park, as we present the 22nd annual George E. Cranmer Award to Ms. Valerie Gates. We will also feature the Future Conservation Leaders Fellowship program, which Ms. Gates played a critical role in creating. Join us as we honor Ms. Gates and her unmatched contributions to Colorado and national and international conservation programs. More details coming soon!

website: www.coloradoopenlands.org

Date posted: April 28, 2014

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