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What’s In A Name: The History of Boulder Park Names

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Place names, or toponyms, mark and define our landscapes. In Boulder, city park names reflect the history of the city and its peoples. Moreover, they present a certain image of the city and its values.

In looking at the history of these places and who or what they are named after, we can learn more about the park and the cities they are in. The histories of places like Barker, Eben G. Fine, Fitzgerald, and Martin Parks reveal the histories of some of Boulder’s earliest settlers and leaders, and asks all of us, what is in a name?

Presented by Kim Jackson. Jackson is a PhD candidate in history at the University Colorado, Boulder. She is studying 20th century American environmental history. She has been involved with the Boulder Parks Naming Project since its inception.

Location

775 Baseline Rd.Lafayette, CO, 80026

LafaYeti Day

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

LafaYeti Day is a funky fun business holiday created by community members to encourage social gatherings and support of local Mom & Pop shops.

It’s most similar to a Shop Small Saturday type of event but this one is just for the City of Lafayette and on February 6th.

Purveyors all around town offer specials, promos, and/or make donations to local causes
to celebrate LafaYeti Day.

Location

Old Town Lafayette

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PICKUP POPUP

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We’re excited to have our first pickup/popup event on Saturday, January 28th at Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House (958 S. Public Road in Lafayette) from 12:30-2:30pm (or until we sell out).

We’ll have some small (1 lb) loaves of bread, big cookies, and stone-ground flour.

All of our products use freshly milled flour and when possible, other local ingredients.

Pre-ordering began Monday, January 23, but we will also have some extras for sale on site. We’d love to see you on Saturday!

Location

958 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO

Lafayette Old Town Garden Tour

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Since 2011 the Lafayette Old Town Garden Tour has showcased over 50 of the best homegrown gardens throughout the historic center of Lafayette.

This self-guided tour features the work of gardeners with widely varying approaches to the craft, but all sharing a common love of thoughtful, water-wise, sustainable gardening.

Join us for a leisurely exploration of some unique and inspiring Front Range gardens!

Tickets are $15. Children under 12 are free.

Tickets can be purchased online through our website, or in person on the day of the tour from 8:30 to 1:00 at Lafayette Florist, 600 S. Public Rd. The tour starts at Lafayette Florist, where you can pick up your tour brochure and map.

Know Your Antiques

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you have an object you’ve inherited or thrifted, but aren’t sure how to take care of it or if you should even hang onto it? Bring it to our Know Your Antiques event to ask our experts! We’ll have evaluators present to review ceramics, jewelry and watches, quilts, stringed instruments, Asian art, and more.

Fees
Museum members: $5 per item or $12 for three items
Non-members: $10 per item or $25 for three items

The day will also include free presentations from many of the experts. Full schedule of presentations to come.

*No official monetary appraisal will be given for any object

Location

775 Baseline Rd.Lafayette, CO, 80026

Home for the Holidays

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us on Festival Plaza for Home for the Holidays. See Jingles D. Checker, ask him to sign your Spot the Elf book, and let Santa know what you want for Christmas. We will also have caroling at 5pm from Colorado Spirit! Chorus.

Spot the Elf

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Spot the Elves hiding in Old Town Lafayette Businesses! Pick up a book at any participating business. Get at least 15 stamps in your book, turn it into the Rec Center before December 31 and win prizes!

Location

Old Town Lafayette

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Radical Lafayette: The Colorado Coal Strike of 1927-1928

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Lafayette History Museum’s newest exhibit, Radical Lafayette: The Colorado Coal Strike of 1927-1928, explores an era when the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or “Wobblies”) fanned the flames of discontent. All eyes were on Lafayette as the town became the center of the Wobblies’ radical and militant workers’ rights movement. The exhibit features the roles played by women and the KKK.

During the 1927-28 Colorado Coal Strike, protestors—about half of them Latino—regularly marched through the company town of Serene, where the Columbine Mine had continued operating. But on November 21, 1927, the gates to the mine were locked, and when the crowd refused to disperse, state police opened fire, killing six and injuring dozens. No charges were ever brought against the police, predominantly Klansmen whom Colorado Governor Billy Adams had recently designated ‘strike police.

Women were an important part of the union movement. They led marches, organized protests, and spoke at union meetings. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, one of the women who helped launch the 1927-28 strike, earned the nickname Rebel Girl, a moniker later adopted by the choir of young girls who sang at every union meeting.

Always free. Wednesday through Friday 10 am to 2 pm, Saturdays 8 am to noon.

Small Business Saturday

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Lafayette for Small Business Saturday on November 26th!
Add more value to your gift giving this holiday season by shopping small and shopping local! Support the businesses in YOUR community and enjoy the benefits of shopping local.

When you shop Lafayette, your sales tax dollars are invested to help pay for parks and open space, public safety, streets, library, recreation, arts and other important government services.

Want your business to be a part of Small Business Saturday? Register your Lafayette business for FREE by Nov. 13

All you have to do to participate in this FREE event is simply complete the online form and tell us what your Lafayette business will be doing on November 26 to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Some ideas could be – a storewide sale, a special online offer, a new product promo, free dessert with a meal… the possibilities are endless!

We will include your business info and links on the City’s webpage, promote the event on the Chamber and City’s social media sites, and MORE!

View the LAFAYETTE 2022 SHOP SMALL WEBPAGE at lafayetteco.gov/ShopSmall 

Questions? Contact communications@lafayetteco.gov 

 

Location

City of Lafayette

Psych Rock Night with In Plain Air, Totem Pocket & Vandhali

March 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In Plain Air – Denver based psychedelic all originals rock band. Founded by Ben, Nate, and Jake when they met each other at their music school. Their sound and influences stem mainly from bands as Tool, Pink Floyd, and Tame Impala. In Plain Air has created a psychedelic sound that is sure to impress the audience.

Totem Pocket – Post-psych rock band, infusing ethereal soundscapes with no-wave attitudes. Members are Aesop Adams on lead guitar and vocals, Aaron Dooley on bass and vocals, Chris Sparks on rhythm guitar, and Dan Somerville on Drums.

Vandhali – Founded in 2018 by Guitarist/Lead Vocalist Craig Harker, Bassist Kyle Loeffler, and Drummer Stephen Rael. The trio started playing together on a worship team at a church in Denver, Colorado, but really found their chemistry jamming on Hard Rock and Metal. Thus Vandhali was created.

All Ages!! $10 suggested donation at the door.
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Event is possible with grant support from Lafayette Cultural Arts Collective