October 2021 Lariat Loop Newsletter
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October 2021 Newsletter

This month, we're profiling three Lariat Loop members:

1. Visit Golden
1010 Washington Ave., Golden
The Golden Visitors Center works to promote and position Golden as a unique destination in Colorado through effective marketing strategies. These strategies are designed to establish Golden as a great place to visit, to develop a collaborative community and to build economic vitality.

2. Miners Alley Playhouse

1224 Washington Ave., Golden
Miners Alley Playhouse is a charming, professional community theater with a longstanding history of passion for professional performance, investments in artists and commitment to support creativity in all forms. The award-winning theater offers musicals, play, concerts and improv.

3. Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Dinosaur Ridge is a National Natural Landmark and ranked as the top dinosaur track site in the United States—and one of the top in the world! Its mission is to educate the public about, and ensure the preservation of, the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and the surrounding areas.  

In case you missed it last month ...

The Lariat Loop Scenic and Historic Byway is featured on the National Scenic Byway Foundation webpage! To view the write-up, visit https://nsbfoundation.com/nb/lariat-loop-scenic-and-historic-byway/ 
The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 48th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. The exhibition runs through October 30. Visit www.evergreenarts.org to learn more.
SCFD FREE DAY - Friday, October 8 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
All visitors enjoy free admission to the Dinosaur Ridge exhibit hall at the Main Visitor Center off C-470 and West Alameda Parkway. Take a trek through time to learn about the diverse environments in Colorado during the Age of Dinosaurs. Small children can dig for fossils in the outdoor sandbox and excavate free souvenirs. The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is sponsoring today’s free event.
GIRL SCOUT DAY - Saturday, October 9 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Bring your troop to Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison for a fun day of exploring geology, paleontology, and general science. The Morrison Natural History Museum and many other vendors will be on-site to provide information and Scout-related activities. For details and registration visit https://dinoridge.org/tours-programs/dino-discovery-days-scout-days/
CUB SCOUTS & SCOUT BSA DAY - Sunday, October 10 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Scouts of all ages (plus family members and friends) can enjoy special Scout-related activities and earn requirements for belt loops and academic pins at this popular annual event. Parking this weekend is at a Bandimere Speedway lot with shuttle service running all day. Visit https://dinoridge.org/tours-programs/dino-discovery-days-scout-days/ for details and registration.

Two upcoming events: 

Location: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 200 Violet Street; Suite 140, Golden, CO 80401 

Event Dates: Now– October 16, 2021 

Hours: The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum is open daily: 10-4 Monday through Sunday 

Admission: Adults: $10, Seniors 65+: $9, Students & Military w/ID: $5, Children 6 – 12: $5, under 6: Free 

In the Main Gallery: Here Come the Judges | Certified Judges Exhibit 
The artists and quilts showcased in this RMQM exhibit are all professionally trained quilt judges, and dedicated quilters. Many of the quilts have won national awards, publication, and other acclaim. The group members not only judge local, national, and international shows; they also enter quilt competitions, write patterns, operate longarm-quilting machines and provide quilting services. The members belong to The National Association of Certified Quilt Judges. They are from all over the United Sates. Certified judges believe in fairness, objectivity, a positive approach, and a broad and deep knowledge of quilting techniques, color, design, and history. These qualities allow all quilt makers to receive a consistent, meaningful critique as well as recognition of skill and achievement for the ribbon winners. 

In the Northeast Gallery: Tobacco Silks Reimagined | Greta Mikkelsen Solo Exhibit 
Tobacco silks are unique relics from the late 1800s and early 1900s that were included in tobacco products to entice smokers and create brand loyalty. Printed on lustrous fabric, they featured illustrations of all manner of subjects, reproduced in fine detail and vivid color. Proving their value in the promotion of tobacco, the silks became highly sought after and, as collector’s items, are still in demand nearly a century after their manufacture ceased. Women were among the most avid collectors of tobacco silks, often sewing them into quilts and other household items. As such, women proved to be a new and vulnerable target of tobacco marketing. Greta Mikkelsen has taken these delicate works of art, quilts made of silk taffeta, silk dupioni, vintage silk sari and kimono fabrics, hand-dyed silk ribbon, vintage lace, glass beads, and rayon embroidery floss. Her work is entirely done by hand to maintain the integrity of the medium and to enhance the tactility of the materials. 

For more information on events and classes at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, visit: http://www.rmqm.org 
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