Calendar of events for Oct. 2014

Oct. 1 and 15, “Nature Notes Club” meetings. Journal, paint,photograph, 3 hrs., stationary with some easy walking. Time and location: 970-619-4489.
Oct. 3, “Mexico: Objects for Life, Objects for Living,” Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Opening, members only 4-6 p.m., open to the public 6-9 p.m.
Oct. 3, Annual Pie Auction, Livermore Elementary School PTO fundraiser.
Oct. 3-26, 12th annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze, outdoor entertainment and captivating attractions suitable for the entire family. 10-acre maze, pumpkin smash, corn cannons, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides, food trucks, natural play area, face painting. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sundays 12-7 p.m. Buy tickets online at HarvestFarm.net. Location: 4240 E. County Road 66.
Oct. 4, “Picnic on the Poudre,” Soft Gold Park, 520 Hickory St., Fort Collins. Explore nature between 12 and 4 p.m. Free. No registration needed. Info: 970-491-1661.
Oct. 4, Harvest Farm 5K, to kick off month-long Harvest Farm Fall Festival. Walkers, joggers, tail-waggers and strollers welcome! Harvest Farm, 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington, registration 8-8:45 a.m., race start 9 a.m. Info: harvestfarm.net/farm5k2014. $40 entry fee includes T-shirt, post-race refreshments, all day pass to Harvest Festival.
Oct. 4-5, “NoCo Mini Maker Faire,” Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, Loveland. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. A hands-on festival to create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, tinker, play and be awestruck by your fellow creators. Sign up now to share your creations: nocomakerfaire.org.
Oct. 4, “The Fashioning of Frida,” 2 p.m., Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain, Fort Collins. Informal presentation and discussion by Maricela DeMirjyn, CSU ethnic and women’s studies professor. Frida Kahlo is a famous Mexican self-portrait artist and feminist icon. Info: 970-221-4600 or globalvillagemuseum.org.
Oct. 4, 10 am.-5 p.m., Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nerdy Derby event based on Pinewood Derby, sponsored by CSU LEAP Institute for the Arts and NoCo Mini Maker Faire. A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness at Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, 815 14th St. SW, Loveland. Tickets at the door and through EventBrite. Info: 970-491-3603 or jennifer.clary@colostate.edu.
Oct. 5, Blue Sky Trail Marathon. Begins and ends at Blue Sky trailhead and runs through Horsetooth Mountain Park and Devil’s Backbone Open Space.
Oct. 5, Math Oval meeting for Poudre School District students. 2-4 p.m. TILT building, just off CSU Oval, room 221. Gavin Polhemus will speak on The Geometry of Space. Info: Caity Sahimi, 970-490-3076.
Oct. 6, “Tiny Trekker” join Larimer County naturalists-program for 2-5 year-olds, Devil’s Backbone. Parent or guardian must accompany child. 1 hour. Info and to register: larimer.org/NRregistration or 970-619-4489.
Oct. 6, Civil War Roundtable, 1 p.m. Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, 150th anniversary-political/military atmosphere of Oct. 1864, Southern hopes of election. Defeat of Lincoln, Guy Kelley. Info: 225-2767.
Oct. 7, PC Users Group meeting, 7-9 p.m., Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, “Your Smart Phone and Photography,” Free and open to the public, novices to experts welcome. Info: frpcug.org.
Oct. 8, Virginia Dale Community Club, 1 p.m. Contact Sylvia Garofalo at 970-495-1828 for location.
Oct. 10-26, “Make a Difference Day,” sponsored by United Way of Larimer County. Call 970-407-7066 or contact volunteer@uwaylc.org. You can create your own project or join a team. All ages and skills welcome.
Oct. 11, “Foothills Hike Day,” Coyote Ridge to Devil’s Backbone, 9 miles. Registration required: naturetracker.fcgov.com.ct.
Oct 18, “Time Travelers Ball,” 7-10 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 225 W. Oak St., Fort Collins. Info: poudrelandmarksfoundation@gmail.com.
Oct.17-25, “The Canterville Ghost,” Debut Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W.Magnolia, Fort Collins. Info and show times: debut@frii.com or 970-224-5774. Tickets from ictix.com or 970-221-6730.
Oct. 17, CSU Homecoming Parade, pep rally, bonfire, fireworks. Info: homecoming.colostate.edu.
Oct. 18, CSU Homecoming football game vs. Utah State, also 5K Homecoming race. Info: homecoming.colostate.edu.
Oct. 18, “Geology Underfoot at Devil’s Backbone. 1.5 hours Easy hike. Registration required: larimer.org/NRegistration or 970-619-4489.
Oct. 21, “Progress Report on Colorado’s Health Insurance Exchange,” 7 p.m., Council Tree Library, Fort Collins. Free public program with local and state officials speaking. Sponsored by Health Care for All Colorado. Info: 970-484-5705.
Oct. 22, Waverly Community Board meeting, Turning Point at the Waverly School, 10431 N. County Rd. 15. Agendas of upcoming meetings and accepted minutes of past meetings are available at the Waverly Community website: waverlycommunity.org. Info: 970-443-3931.
Oct. 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Program about the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) and how small non-profit organizations can benefit. McKee Community Building at The Ranch in Loveland. Presented by Larimer Health Connect. Free and open to the public.
Oct. 25, Larimer County Horseman’s Association (LCHA) “Poker Ride,” Lory State Park, Eltuck Picnic Area. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m., event starts at 10 a.m. A donation of $25 per person is required to enter the event plus purchase of day use pass to the park. RSVP Kim Andrews, 970-613-0121 or larimerhorseman.org.
Oct. 31, Celebrate Halloween.
Oct. 31, “The Addams Family,” Poudre High School, midnight. 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8. See Roamin’ the Range for details.

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