Aug. 30- Sept. 3, Red Feather Lakes Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Library Book Sale runs Thursday through Saturday. Saturday is “Fire Day,” with two parades, craft show and bake sale in the fire barn, fire truck rides, barbecue lunch, veterans’ celebration, live bands in the park and bingo. Sunday features the Lion’s Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Property Owners’ Building, and a craft show in Crystal Lakes 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday brings another pancake breakfast at Glacier View Gate 8, 7-11 a.m. Info: 970-881-2664.
Sept. 1, Tour de Fat bike parade and event, Civic Center Park, Laporte and Howes, Fort Collins, 9 a.m. parade registration, 10 a.m. parade, music starts at 11 a.m., bike trade at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, benefits Fort Collins Bike Coop and Bike Fort Collins. Info: www.newbelgium.com
Sept. 1-3, Grand Reopening of Bella’s Market, 7650 Fifth St., Wellington.
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Alcoholics Anonymous Freedom Riders Group, Chapel in the Pines, County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road), Red Feather Lakes, 7 p.m. Info: 970-881-3500.
Sept. 2, Rist Canyon Mountain Festival and 17th annual Richard Schmid Art Auction, Larimer County Road 52E, 10 a.m-4 p.m., live auction starts at 1 p.m., free admission and parking. Annual fundraiser for Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department features used book sale, bake sales, craft market, silent auction, food, music, vintage car show, fun stuff for kids. Info: 970-482-6912 or www.richardschmidauction.com/index.html
Sept. 2, Magic in the Rockies free show in Old Town Square, Fort Collins, 2 p.m. Young magicians from around the state astound kids of all ages, sponsored by The Presto-Digitators, Ring 250 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Info: 970-484-7014, Lewiswymisner@comcast.net.
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Breakfast at American Legion Post No. 4, 2124 County Road 54G (Hwy. 287),
LaPorte, open to the public, 8-10 a.m. Info: 970-484-0418.
Sept. 3, Labor Day. No classes for Poudre School District or Colorado State University, banks closed, no USPS delivery.
Sept. 4, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m. Info: www.frpcug.org.
Sept. 4, Fort Collins Historical Society regular meeting, Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum St., 7 p.m., free and open to the public. Joel Rutstein presents his “Sketches Around the Park” in honor of the 100th anniversary of City Park. Info: 970-484-9194
Sept. 4, 11, 18, & 25, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Sept. 5, Pathways Hospice on Our Own, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, 6:30-8 p.m., no fee, no registration required. Practical guidance and hope for families facing the loss of a loved one, facilitated by Lani Hickman and co-sponsored by Lutheran Family Services. Info: 970-663-3500, www.pathways-care.org.
Sept. 5, 12, 19, & 26, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Sept. 6, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda: www.larimer.org/boards/minutes/rfpac.htm.
Sept. 7, ReVisions Reclaimed Art Show closing event and silent auction, New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden St., Fort Collins, 7-10 p.m., free admission. Seventy pieces of art made from recycled and repurposed materials up for bid, music from the Honey Gitters, appetizers and libations, proceeds benefit ReSource Yard, 1501 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.
Sept. 7 through Jan. 5, 2013, Native American Art of the Four Corners, Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 children. Indigenous art from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah: traditional and modern pottery, jewelry, Kachina dolls, fetishes, baskets and woven rugs crafted by artists from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, Ute and Zuni nations. Info: 970-221-4600, www.globalvillagemuseum.com.
Sept. 7-8, 28th annual Poudre Landmarks Foundation Historic Homes Tour, City Park neighborhood, Fort Collins. “Evening at the Park: 1912,” 5-8 p.m. Friday, features a block party with three historic homes, entertainment, food, drink and silent auction, $40 per person; “All Around City Park,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, tour six historic homes, the Avery House and the first Water Works on Overland Trail, $20 in advance, $25 day of tour; both events for $55. Tickets and info: www.poudrelandmarks.org.
Sept. 7-9, Seventh annual TriMedia Film Festival, showcasing work in film, TV and live theatre by established and new artists from Colorado and around the world, in three Fort Collins venues. Featured guests are actor Cary Elwes and producer Sam Kadi of the film “The Citizen.” Tickets available at www.trimediafestival.org. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 8, Harvest Day in Wellington, Centennial Park, north of Cleveland Avenue, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., craft show, farmer’s market, entertainment, tractor show, treasure hunt and more, followed by Movie in the Park, cartoons at 7:30 p.m., “Soul Surfer” at 8 p.m., donations for Wellington Food Bank accepted. Info: 970-568-3381, ext. 49.
Sept. 8, Magic in the Rockies Big Show, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m., $7, $12, & $25. Some of the world’s greatest magicians take the stage as part of the 19th annual Magic in the Rockies convention at the Fort Collins Marriott Sept. 6-9. Info and tickets: 970-484-7014, Lewiswymisner@comcast.net, www.LCTIX.com.
Sept. 9, The Music Circle, Red Feather Lakes Property Owners Building, 4-7 p.m., free. Community play-along for recreational musicians. Info: themusiccircle.wordpress.com
Sept. 10, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or www.nlchpp.com.
Sept. 11 & 25, Wellington Food Bank, Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third St., 2-3 p.m. Bring proof of income and address. Info: 970-568-9301 (Zion Lutheran Church) or 970-568-9220.
Sept. 11 & 25 Poudre School District Board of Education regular meeting, 2407 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Info: 970-490-3607.
Sept. 11 & 25, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946, www.wellingtonlionsclub.org.
Sept. 11 & 25, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Sept. 13, “Consider the Conversation — Facilitating Dialogue on a Taboo Subject,” documentary film on end-of-life options, showing at Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, 5 to 6:30 p.m., free, no registration required. The film will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion facilitated by Pathways Hospice staff. Info: 970-663-3500.
Sept. 15, Vintage Base Ball Game, Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum, 4320 E. County Road 58, Fort Collins, Wellington Buzzards v. Berthoud Blues, game time 1:30 p.m., farm tours, children’s activities, antique cars on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $7 adults, $5 seniors, $3 children 3-12, under 3 free. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Info: 970-482-9168, www.beefamilyfarm.org.
Sept. 15-16, Sustainable Living Fair, Legacy Park. 300 Woodlawn Dr., Fort Collins, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $8 adults, under 12 free. Speakers, workshops, booths, kids’ activities, dedicated to living lightly on the planet. Shuttles and alternative transportation available and encouraged. Info: www.sustainablelivingassociation.org, 970-224-3247.
Sept. 16, Mission Rocks: A LaPorte Youth Group sponsored by LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. County Road 54G, 3 p.m. Children of all ages invited to attend. Info: 970-484-0921.
Sept. 18, LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee, West Fort Collins Water District, 7 p.m. LAPAC is a volunteer citizen committee that deals with land use and community issues. Public invited. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda: www.larimer.org/boards/minutes/lapacagenda.htm.
Sept. 20, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info: www.fortmac.org.
Sept. 22, First day of autumn.
Sept. 22, Jailbreak 4-Mile Family Run/Walk, begins and ends at Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, 2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, 9 a.m., $25 in advance, $35 on race day, children in strollers or wagons free; benefits Child Advocacy Center services for victims of child abuse. Post-race demonstrations and exhibits by the Sheriff’s Office Posse, SWAT Team, K-9 Unit, Bomb Squad, Crime Scene Investigator and Wild Land Fire/Rescue. Registration and info: www.jailbreak4mile.com.
Sept. 22, Larimer County Horseman’s Association Judged Trail Ride fundraiser, Lory State Park, 9 a.m., $25 donation. Info: 970-613-0121, 970-663-6738, www.larimerhorseman.org.
Sept. 22, “Wisdom from the Ancient Church,” St. James Orthodox Christian Church, 2610 SE Frontage Road, Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free. A symposium on early Christian spirituality featuring Frederica Mathewes-Green, with a bookstore and complimentary ethnic food. Info: 970-221-4180, www.stjfc.org.
Sept. 22-23, Home Study Hunter Education Certification classes. Saturday classroom, Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1675 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday safe range firing and certificates issued, Pawnee Sports Shooting Center, 40914 Weld County Road 71, Briggsdale, noon-2 p.m. $10. Registration and more info: 970-493-1148.
Sept. 26, Citizens’ meeting with Commissioner Lew Gaiter III, 6 p.m., followed by Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, Info: 970-568-9818, www.larimer.org/bocc/citizen_meetings.htm, www.waverlycommunity.org.
Sept. 28-29, Northern Colorado Birding Fair, Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, 1 mile west of I-25 on Carpenter Road (Colorado Highway 392), 7 a.m-2 p.m., free. Hands-on birding activities, presentations about birds, skills-building clinics, fun for the whole family in English and Spanish. Schedule at www.larimer.org/naturalresources/birding_fair.htm. Info: Rob Novak, at 970-679-4561, email@example.com.
Sept. 29, Fort Collins Disability Pride Parade and Music Festival, parade steps off at 1 p.m. from Library Park, 207 Peterson St., and ends at Old Fort Collins Heritage Park, 112 Willow St., free. Three bands will play and author and CSU professor Temple Grandin will speak at Heritage Park, where food, drink, vendor and educational booths will be available. Info: 970-449-6973, drsgrassrootsfest.org.
Saturdays through Sept. 29, Drake Road Farmers’ Market, 802 W. Drake Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: www.drakeraodfarmersmarket.com.
Sept. 30, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
Saturdays through Oct. 27, Larimer County Farmer’s Market, Courthouse parking lot, 200 W. Oak St., 8 a.m. to noon. Info: www.larimercountyfarmersmarket.org.
Wednesdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, Fort Collins Farmers’ Market, Harmony Road and Lemay Avenue (in front of Ace Hardware), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Info: www.fortcollinsfm.com.
Mondays and Thursdays, Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Bellvue Grange, 5:45-7 p.m., all levels welcome, instructor Pamela Fleming. Cost: $15 pre-registered, $20 drop-in. Info: 970-215-7907, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wix.com/bellvueyoga/bellvueyoga.
Daily: Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.
Oct. 6-7, Home Study Hunter Education Certification classes. Saturday classroom, Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1675 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday safe range firing and certificates issued, Pawnee Sports Shooting Center, 40914 Weld County Road 71, Briggsdale, noon-2 p.m. $10. Registration and more info: 970-493-1148.
Oct. 19, Bridges Out of Poverty community training for nonprofits, faith-based organizations and the general public, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. training, breakfast and lunch provided, free. Program examines barriers to change for people in poverty and methods for creating sustainable communities, sponsored by the Bohemian Foundation. Registration and info: www.bridgesnoco.org.
Oct. 24, Local author Nancy Hansford shares ghost stories at the Wellington Public Library, 7 p.m., free. Treats for children who come in costume. Info: 970-372-8549.