Entertainment Calendar for August, 2014
Aug. 1, Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, Celebration of Colorado’s 138th birthday. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn about Colorado’s state symbols, including the state fossil. Free with museum admission.
Aug. 1-3, Vocation retreat, Abbey of St Walburga. Info: walburga.org or call 970-472-0612.
Aug. 1-30, Center for Fine Art Photography Annual Exhibition of more than 50 artists’ prints at this free public gallery, 400 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. Info: 970-224-1010.
Aug. 2, River Bluffs Open Space, 9 a.m., “Eager Beavers,” One hour program about nature’s industrious architect. Free. Registration required at larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: Heather at 970-619-4489.
Aug. 2, Solar telescopes at Chapel in the Pines, Red Feather Lakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join amateur astronomers from NCAS and LAS to view the sun with solar telescopes, then browse Chapel bazaar. Info: seec.redfeatherlakes.org.
Aug. 2, Free astronomy presentations at Red Feather Lakes Community Library. Mike Hotka presents “the Night Sky”, 2 p.m., Vern Raben discusses the sun at 3:15 p.m. Info: seec.redfeatherlakes.org.
Aug. 2, Second Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Amy’s House, Larimer County’s residential and educational program for teenaged girls rescued from sex-trafficking, Southridge Golf Course, Fort Collins. Awesome prizes including big screen TV. Info and sign up: Michael@thesavingson.org or Michael, 303-668-3268 or Andrew 970-308-3076.
Aug. 4, and each Monday in August, Interpretive programs for children at Crow Valley Recreation Area. For pre-school children with an adult. 9 a.m. storytime, then craft or coloring activity. An hour-and-a half. Info: email@example.com or www.fs.usda.gov/news/arp/news-events.
Aug. 4, Annual Pioneer Association of Fort Collins picnic, City Park Shelter No. 7, north of the fire station on South Bryan in Fort Collins. Visiting at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share, your own drink and table service. Association will provide the fried chicken.
Aug. 4, Ice Cream Social, Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area. Sponsored by Friends of Lory State Park to raise funds for environmental education programs in the park. Suggested donation $5 or $20 per family. Event held on Colorado Day. Park entry free. Info: 970-235-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 4, “Tiny Trekkers,” 10 a.m. Program designed for your 2-5 year old and you, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of U.S. 34. Crafts, stories and fun facts! Parent or guardian must accompany the child. Free. Register at larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: Heather at 970-619-4489.
Aug. 6, 13, 27, Growing up WILD, 1.5-hour program for ages 3-7, 9 a.m. Crow Valley Recreation Area. Info: email@example.com or www.fs.usda.gov/news/arp/news-events.
Aug. 6, Community Solar Reception, Nordy’s BBQ, 4360 St. Cloud Drive, Loveland, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and drinks and a chance to ask all your solar questions and reserve a spot in the second phase PVREA Community Solar Farm. Info: pvresolar.com or 720-360-3025.
Aug. 6 and 9, Nature Notes Club Meeting. Journal, paint, photograph and more. Some easy walking. Three hours. Time and location details: Heather at 970-619-4489.
Aug. 7, Livermore Farmers Market featuring “Junk in the Trunk,” 3-6:30 p.m. Pre-registration required, space limited. $5 a car, $10 a pick-up. Info: Rene Lee, 970-221-0997.
Aug. 9, Garage sale Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, 3820 W. County Road 54G, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You’ll find everything from crafts to cars. Info: 970-482-0151.
Aug. 9, Geology Underfoot at the Devil’s Backbone. Insights into the fascinating geology of this prominent local landmark and the surrounding area, just west of Loveland, off U.S. 34. Approximately 1.5-hour program. Hike rating: Easy. Free, registration required at larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: Heather at 970-619-4489.
Aug. 9, Craft Fair & Quilt Show, Upper Poudre Canyon Association, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Upper Poudre Canyon Community Building and Fire Station No. 2, 36689 Colorado 14, just west of mile marker 89. Music, food crafts, quilt raffle. Info: Janet, 970-881-2465. (see Roaming the Range for more details.)
Aug 9-10, Fiftieth reunion of Wellington High School’s last graduating class, presented by Wellington Alumni Association and honoring the classes of 1944, 1954, 1964 and other attendees. Golf at Mountain Vista Golf Course, 7 a.m., Aug. 9. Gather at T-Bar restaurant in Wellington from 11 a.m. on to visit and reminisce, followed by a banquet at Fort Collins Country Club, 6 p.m. Happy hour followed by dinner. Sunday a.m. pancake breakfast, Wellington Middle School, 9-11 a.m. All those who attended Wellington schools from 1926 to the mid-60s are welcome! Info and reservations: Jeanene Hess, 970-290-5494.
Aug. 15-17, Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival, The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Circle in Loveland. Laura Wasilowski from Artfabrik and Renae Haddadin will headline the lineup of education at this popular event, which includes vendors, classes, beautiful quilt art displays. Hundreds of quilts will be displayed, including the 2014 Hoffman/Sulky Fabric Challenge. Be among the first in the U.S. to see the entire collection. Also on display are quilts from some of the most talented quilt artists in the area. Show hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m-4 p.m., Sunday. Info: rmqf.net., firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-473-9464. (Registration open online) $12 per adult; under 16 free.
Aug. 16, French Nest Open Air Market, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins. Vintage, antique, artisan, handmade and hand-collected goods. Third Saturday of the month through October.
Aug. 16-17, Internet-based home study hunter education class. Also scheduled for Sept. 6-7 and 20-21; Oct. 4-5; Jan. 3-4, 2015. Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1675 Rocky Mountain Way, Loveland. Info: 970-493-1148 or email@example.com.
Aug. 16, Mountain Wildflowers, 9 a.m. wildflower hike, Hermit Park Open Space, southeast of Estes Park off of U.S. 36. Moderate. 2-hour program free; $6 day use fee applies. Register at larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: Heather at 970-619-4489.
Aug. 20, Red Feather Historical Society Upper Poudre Canyon Tour.Info:redfeatherhistoricalsociety.org.
Aug. 23, Chamber II Rounds, Wellington’s First Annual Disc Golf Tournament, Wellington Disc Golf Course, Third Street and Mount Oxford Street, $20 entry fee. Register at wellingtoncoloradochamber.net Info: Ben Parsons 970-484-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 23, Livermore Woman’s Club Tea to celebrate the club’s 118th anniversary. Info: email@example.com. or livermorewomansclub.org.
Aug. 27, Waverly Community Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 NCR 15. Agendas available at waverlycommunity.org. Info: 970-443-3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 30, Tour de Fat bicycle tour through old town Fort Collins, parade, rides, party. Info: newbelgium.com.
Aug. 31, Book Tent, Rist Canyon Mountain Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 hardbacks, 50-cent paperbacks. Children’s reading corner, gift baskets. Info and to donate books: Kristen 970—988-1418.
Sept. 3, Northern Colorado Wilderness Art Exhibition, sponsored by Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, through Oct. 31, Bas Bleu Theater Gallery, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, featuring the work of 14 local artists.
Sept. 6, Fox Acres Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Soaring Eagle Ecology Center, which offers environmental education programs. $70 a player. Includes buffet lunch. Info and registration: Fox Acres Pro Shop, 970-881-2574.
Sept. 11, Come Hell or High Water, one-day event featuring several speakers discussing how to prepare for a natural disaster and work together during a crisis. 8 a.m., Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch, 6 miles past Red Feather Lakes. $12, includes lunch, coffee and all presentations. Info: beavermeadows.com. Or Janice Weixelman at email@example.com or 970-493-0704.
Sept. 13, LaPorte Car Show, 9 a.m-3 p.m., LaPorte Hardware Overland Trail Shoppes, 3333 CR 54G in LaPorte. No entry fee. Info: 970-484-0466.
Sept. 27, Poker Ride, Larimer County Horseman’s Association fundraiser, Eltuck Picnic area, Lory State Park, registration 9:30 a.m., event starts at 10 a.m. $25 donation and park day pass required. Info and RSVP Kim Andrews, 970-613-0121 or larimerhorseman.org.
Oct. 3, Livermore Elementary School Annual Pie Auction.
Oct. 4, Harvest Farm 5K to kick off month-long Harvest Farm Fall Festival. Registration 8-8:45 a.m. on race day at Harvest Farm 4240 ECR 66. Info: HarvestFarmnet/farm5k2014.