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Golden to get both classical, and caliente

Column by John Akal
Posted 10/2/18

As I have mentioned many times before, here in Golden we sometimes like to do things a little differently. While most other places have some kind of beer oriented celebration during the month of …

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Avenue flashes

Golden to get both classical, and caliente

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As I have mentioned many times before, here in Golden we sometimes like to do things a little differently. While most other places have some kind of beer oriented celebration during the month of October that involves bratwurst, sauerkraut and running around in lederhosen, we like ours a little spicier.

That’s right, it’s time for Golden’s 11th Annual Knock Your Boots Off Chili Cook-Off & Beer Tasting event. It’s kind of become our town’s answer to Oktoberfest.

It’s going to be happening on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Parfet Park and for one price of admission you get to sample over 90 different beers and taste about 30 different chili recipes.

The beer is supplied courtesy of Coors Distributing and the chili cooks compete for your vote for the People’s Choice Awards in the Red, White and Green an “Other” Chili categories. Now, you might want to double check which one you are tasting before you dive in. Of course I’m sure there are those of you who would be inclined to bring along a blindfold and make a real adventure out of the whole experience.

This year there will be live country music provided by Buckstein, which quite honestly sounds like the perfect name for someone playing that kind of music at a beer festival.

Tickets run $30 in advance, $40 at the gate and kids under 12 are admitted free. You can order them by going to www.goldenchamber.org. You can register as a chili competitor there as well. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Fund for Golden High School as well as St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Parfet Park is located on the corner of Washington Avenue and 10th Street here in Golden. For more information just call the Golden Chamber of Commerce at (303) 279-3113.

Season Opener

Yes, I know … you’ve been hearing endless announcements about the Colorado Avalanche’s season opener, as well as all the other sports news that occupies a lot of television time, but I’m talking about something else here.

It’s time for the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert and it’s going to happen on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. That’s located at 7530 W. 38th Avenue, just east of Wadsworth in Wheat Ridge.

The concert will be featuring guest artist Alexander Hersh who is an award winning cellist who won the 2016 Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition and continues to earn many prestigious honors and awards for his exceptional talent. He will be performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor.

Also on the program will be Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. The concert will be conducted by Dr. William Morse.

One thing followers of the Jefferson Symphony may want to note is that this concert starts at 4 p.m., which is a little later than those of years gone by.

Tickets run Adults $25, Seniors $20, Students $10 and Children $5. You can order them as well as see what all the rest of this season’s concerts have in store for you by going to www.jeffsymphony.org or by calling the box office at (720) 339-4667. They have some great music in store for everyone this year.

John Akal is a well-known jazz artist/drummer and leader of the 20-piece Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. He also is president of John Akal Imaging, professional commercial photography and multi-media production. He can be reached at jaimaging@aol.com

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