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Sat., Dec. 7, 2:30-5:30 p.m., WIPS (Western Interior Paleontological Society) Annual Auction Fundraiser, Clements Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood. All are welcome.


Sat.-Sun., Dec. 7-8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., David Bunk Minerals, Open House & Sale, at Dave’s mineral gallery and Gloria Staebler’s “Lithos” shop with books, minerals, fossils, meteorites, and earth science educational items. In Olde Town Arvada, 5695 Yukon St., Arvada.


Tues., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., “Funiculars of Golden Colorado”, by Barb Warden,; at “Golden Beer Talks” at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden. For more info see


Tues., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m., Denver Café Scientifique 1 at Blake St. Tavern,  2301 Blake St., Denver, "Nuclear Fission: Steady electricity without carbon, but is it worth the radioactivity?", Jerry Peterson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder. See


Tues., Dec. 10, 5:00-7:30 p.m., “Beer for Water”; Join WEco (Water Education Colorado) for a drink, a game of water trivia, and a celebration, at Jagged Mountain Brewery, 1139 20th St., Denver. For every beer sold, Jagged Mountain will donate $1 to WEco. Celebrating:

-The one-year anniversary of Fresh Water News in July
-The regular publication of Headwaters magazine, with a 
new issue focused on Drought Contingency Planning in the Colorado River Basin
-The new 
Citizen's Guide to Where Your Water Comes From 

To RSVP or for more info, see


Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Dec. 13-15, Flatirons Gem & Mineral Show, “Rocks & Rails”, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont CO, Main Exhibit Building. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Held in conjunction with the Boulder County Model Railroad Club Show. We’ll have a USGS booth here—with free topo maps—use them for gift-wrapping, or whatever you like!


Thurs., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society Annual Meeting, 2019 President’s Address (Tom Casadevall, USGS), and potluck dinner. Featuring “Geological heritage: a new frontier for the Earth Sciences” (or something related to that topic) by Dr. Tom Casadevall, Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey, and 2019 CSS President. Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood. All are welcome. It's a good time to come and join the Society! Regular dues are $20 if paid before Jan. 30.  For more info, see .



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For more lecture series during the year see:


Colorado Beer Talks (2nd Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.), Windy Saddle Café, 1110 Washington Avenue, Golden, “Golden’s grassroots version of TED talks, Expand your mind with a beer in your hand”,

Colorado Café Scientifique in Denver, monthly lectures on science topics held either at Blake Street Station or Brooklyn’s, Denver; open to the public, no charge other than refreshments you may choose to purchase; see .

Colorado Scientific Society (3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.), see . Meets at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood CO, except when noted.

CU Geological Science Colloquium (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) see

CSU Dept. of Geoscience Seminars (Fridays, 4 p.m.), see

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Thursdays, 4 p.m.):

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, 11:30), see .

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Earth Science Colloquium series, 3:00-4:00 p.m., VIP Room unless noted, day of the week varies. Museum admission is not required; see

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society (DREGS; 1st Monday, 7 p.m.),

Florissant Scientific Society (FSS); meets monthly in various Front Range locations for a lecture or field trip; meeting locations vary, normally on Sundays at noon; all interested persons are welcome to attend the meetings and trips; see for details and schedules.

Nerd Night Denver is a theater-style evening featuring usually 3 short (20-minute) TED-style talks on science or related topics; held more-or-less monthly at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver; drinks are available; for ages 18+.  Admission is $6 online in advance, $10 at the door. See .

Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS; Denver Public Library, Gates Room, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.),

Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS); beginning January 2019, WIPS will meet on the 1st Monday of the month, 7 p.m., at Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver. See .

Thanks to Peter J. Modreski for keeping us up to date!
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