Calendar of Events for April, 2013

March 29, 30, April 6 and 7, The Merry Widow, Griffin Concert Hall, University Center of the Arts, 1400 Remington St. Tickets $20, $10 for CSU students, $1 for youth under 18. Advance purchase recommended. Info. and tickets, 970-491-2787.

April 1, April Fools’ Day

April 1, Civil War Roundtable, Henry Weisser speaker, “Civil War through the eyes of a union soldier.” Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins. Info: Carolyn Andrews, 225-2767.

April 3 and 17, Nature Notes Club meetings, Easy hike and an opportunity to journal. Call Heather at 970-679-4489 for times and info.

April 4, Wellness Expo, 9-11:30 a.m. Free opportunity to visit with more than 60 vendors concerning health, wellness, and retirement planning needs. All ages welcome. Info: 970-221-6644.

April 4, Eighth Annual Taste of Loveland, 6-9 p.m., Embassy Suites. 40 wine and beer vendors and 30 local restaurants plus a silent auction sponsored by Foothills Service League with all proceeds going to Foothills-Gateway and Touchstones Namaqua Center. Tickets $35 at the door or from Thompson Valley Liquor, House of Spirits, and Rowe’s Flowers and Gifts. Info: 970-622-0391.

April 4, A Night of John Williams Music, open rehearsal, Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Rd., Fort Collins. 7 p.m. Free.

April 5, A Night of John Williams Music, pop concert. Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Rd., Fort Collins. 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Students $10. Info: 970-221-6730.

April 5, Hazel Miller Band, Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Doors open at 6:45, show 7:30-9:30. Tickets $15, $13 for students and seniors. Tickets and info: Rialto Theatre: 970-962-2120.

April 6, Elder Care Resource Day, A day of learning for family caregivers, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Rd., Fort Collins. Info: 970-495-3442, www.eldercarenet.org

April 6, Be Local Winter Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Last market of the winter season. Info: 970-219-3382.

April 6, Picnic on the Poudre, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Magpie Meander Natural Area. Explore nature. Activities in English and Spanish. Free lunch provided. No registration required but RSVP appreciated. Please RSVP to Nicole Stafford at 970 491-1661.

April 7, Folsom Society, N.S.C.A.R. (National Society Children of the American Revolution) meets 2-4 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins. Last meeting of the year, May 5, same location. Info: Carolyn, 970-482-0025.

April 8, Tiny Trekkers: Bird Beak Buffet. 10 a.m. Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland, off Hwy. 34. A morning filled with crafts, stories, and fun facts for toddlers. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour-long, free program. No registration required. Info: 970-679-4489.

April 13, Health Care Matters, 1 p.m. Crystal Lakes Wapiti Center, presented by Health District of Northern Colorado. Light refreshments and free gift cards. Info: Judy Viola, 970-218-9685.

April 13, Cary Morin Concert, Bellvue Bean, Bellvue, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 music. Tickets $22 per person, $40 per couple, includes dinner. Info: 970-484-0511.

April 14, Fifth Annual Flying Pig 5k Charity Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m., Spring Creek Park, Fort Collins. Fun family event to support Family Support Services program at Foothills-Gateway. This race is a pre-qualifier for the Bolder Boulder. Free piglet walk for kids 10 and under. $25 registration fee includes t-shirt and “pigs in a blanket” pancake breakfast. at 9:30 a.m. Register at Altitude Running, Runners Roost, at www.active.com or www.runningguru.com. Info: Pam Miller 970-266-5409.

April 13, Spring Artisan Market, Fort Collins Senior Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Local artists and small businesses display homemade goods and products. Practical, whimsical, lotions and potions. Gifts for Mother’s and Father’s day. Info: pmoore@fcgov.com

April 14-20, National Library Week. Wellington Public Library sponsoring a used book sale and drawing for a garden basket. Enter at the library this week.

April 16, Federal income tax return postmark deadline.

April 19, 20, FoCoMX music festival. 200-plus Northern Colorado bands, artists, DJs in 20 venues in Fort Collins. Wristbands for sale April 7 at www.FoCoMX.org.

April 20, Bear Necessities, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. a.m., Easy hike with county naturalist. Lean all about bears. Free. Registration required. Sign up at: www.larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: 970-679-4489.

April 20, Hey Kids! Spring is Here! Five-to-ten-year-olds discover what’s in bloom at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, with naturalists Caroline and Jay. 1.5-hour easy hike. Program free. Registration required at www.larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: 970 679-4889.

April 22, Earth Day.

April 22, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Tiny Trekkers: Animal Homes. Earth Day program of crafts, stories and fun facts for your toddler and you. 10-11 a.m. Free. No registration required. Info: 970 679-4489. for more info.

April 24, Waverly Community Board meeting (formerly the Waverly Advisory Committee), 7:30 p.m., Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Rd. 15. All community members welcome. Agendas of past meetings available at Waverly Community website: www.waverlycommunity.org Info: 970-568-9818.

April 24, Larimer County Small Business Development Center, “So You Want to Start a Business?” 1-3 p.m. Prerequisite to scheduling a counseling session at the Larimer SBDC. Explore the basics of business ownership including entrepreneurship, planning for a profitable business, pitfalls to avoid, and how to reach your customers. Larimer SBDC office, 125 South Howes St., Suite 150, Key Bank Tower, downtown Fort Collins. $15 pre-paid, $25 the day of the event. Register at www.larimersbdc.org Info. and to pre-pay: 970-498-9295.

April 24, Larimer County Small Business Development Center, Leading Edge informational briefing, 4-8 p.m., Larimer SBDC office, 125 South Howes St., Suite 159. Key Bank Tower, downtown Fort Collins. Learn about the Leading Edge program at Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC). 12-week business planning course designed for entrepreneurs who have been in operation for at least 12 months and wish to expand their current venture and take it to the next level. Business owners who would like to construct a fully functional strategic business plan or revisit their current business plan with updated information are ideal candidates for this program. Free. Pre-registration advised at www.larimersbdc.org.

April 26, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Take It Outside with Your Commissioner, easy hike, 9-11 a.m. with Commissioner Tom Donnelly and Open Lands Program Manager Kerri Rollins. An informal opportunity to visit with an elected official in a spectacular outdoor setting. Free. Registration required at: www.larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: 970-679-4489.

April 27, Devil’s Backbone Open Space,, Wildflowers of Devil’s Backbone, at 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Easy hike. Free. Registration required at: www.larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Info: 970-679-4489.

April 27 and 28, 50th anniversary celebration, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins. Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. fellowship, photo and lunch. Sun. 9:30 a.m., special worship service. Lunch $5. RSVP to church 482-7214.

Mondays and Thursdays, Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Bellvue Grange, 5:45 to 7 p.m., all levels welcome, instructor Pamela Fleming. Cost $15 pre-registered, $20 drop-in. Info: 970-215-7907, bellvueyoga@yahoo.com, www.wix.com/bellvueyoga/bellvueyoga.

Daily: Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and non-addicts. Info: –8079.

Looking ahead:

May 4, Red Feather Lakes 9Health Fair, 7-11 a.m. RFL village (Firehouse Lane). Low-cost blood screenings, free health screenings. Info: www.9healthfair.org.

May 5, Concert to benefit W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, Songs of Survival, 2 p.m., Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins,Info: 970-416-9531, cell 970-685-2772, or scoldiron@wolfsanctuary.net.

May 18, Health Care Matters, 2 p.m., Chapel in the Pines Fellowship Hall in RFL. Presented by Health District of Northern Colorado. Light refreshments and free gift cards. Info: Judy Viola 970-218-9685.

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