CELEBRATE the 13TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE AFFAIR
Location: Olde Town Arvada
When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 ~ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! It’s a love affair with everything chocolate. Bliss out on tasty delights and have fun in Olde Town.
Produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and Historic Olde Town Arvada, this tasty event features good treats and fun, including:
The Taste of Chocolate – Indulge your love of chocolate and sample delights from more than fifteen chocolatiers at DiCicco’s Event Hall, the DNote and the Arvada Historical Society (Upham and Grandview). Buy six taste tickets for only $5.00 in Town Square between 11:00 and 2:30. Proceeds benefit Ralston House.
The Chocolate Treasure Hunt – Join the adventure and search for clues in Olde Town’s unique stores. Pick up a map in Town Square and complete your treasure hunt sheet for the chance to win a prize large enough to satisfy a chocoholic’s cravings! The search begins in Town Square at 11:00 to be completed by 2:30.
The Chocolate Baking Contest – Calling all amateur bakers! Enter your favorite chocolate chip cookies or chocolate brownies. The contest is open to all ages and first, second and third prize will be awarded for both categories. Drop off entries at DiCicco’s Event Hall between 11:00 and 1:00. See the Related Links on this page for entry forms and more information.
Entertainment for the youngest Choco-beasts – Activities include storytelling and other activities at the library.
Romantic Carriage Rides – Treat your special someone with a romantic carriage ride through Olde Town and marvel at the giant hearts on display throughout Olde Town from 12:00 to 3:00.
City of Arvada
8101 Ralston Road
Arvada CO 80001-8101
6901 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada CO 80003
Arvada Police Dept
720-898-6900 non-emergency911 emergency
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Arvada was the site of the first gold strike in Colorado. On June 22, 1850, a wagon train, bound for California, crossed the Platte River just north of the confluence with Clear Creek, following Clear Creek west for six miles. The members of the wagon train rested for a day, and Lewis Ralston dipped his gold pan in an unnamed mountain stream. He found almost $5 in gold in his first pan. The stream was later named Ralston Creek in his memory.
The first King Soopers was in Olde Town Arvada in 1947. Lloyd J. King was the owner.
Louis Larsen, an Arvadan, was the railroad engineer who took the first train through the Moffat Tunnel in 1938.
The first traffic signal in Jefferson County was at the corner of Wadsworth and Grandview in 1941.
Arvadan T. H. Krause invented the automobile turn signal.
“Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, Olympic champion and voted the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, called Arvada home for a period of time.
In the early years, Arvada was famous for its pascal celery, which was served for holiday dinners at the White House in the early 1900s. In fact, Arvada was once known as the “Celery Capital of the World.”
Arvada is home to one of the nation’s largest airplane modelers association.
Clive Cussler, famous author, was an Arvada resident and still holds property in Arvada.
Larry Green, Channel 4 weatherman, graduated from Arvada West High School and was the senior class president.
Kim Christensen, Channel 9 co-anchorperson, graduated from Arvada West High School.
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