March Calendar of Events

Through March 4, “Trying,” Bas Bleu Theatre Co., 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Cost: $15-$22. Info: 970-498-8949.
Through March 17, “Avenue Q,” Tony-award-winning Broadway musical with R-rated puppets, Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sunday matinee. Tickets $49-$59, includes dinner. Info: 970-225-2555, midtownartscenter.com.
Through March 18, “Othello,” OpenStage Theatre & Co., Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $14-$27. Info: 970-221-6730.
Through March 18, “Chihuly Venetians: From the George R. Stroemple Collection,” Fort Collins Museum of Art, 201 S. College Ave., Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission $8 adults, $6 students/seniors (over 65), $5 youth 7-18; free to museum members. Info: 970-482-2787, www.ftcma.org.
Through April 21, “Melanesia: A Voyage to the South Pacific,” The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Special First Friday Peace Corps presentation March 2. Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 children. Info: 970-221-4600.
March 1, “Building the Future through Research and Education,” Shepherd of the Hills Church, 1200 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free. Gary Luckasen, M.D., director of research for Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland and founder of the Heart Center of the Rockies, will talk about prevention and early diagnosis of heart disease, presented by the Colorado State University Women’s Association. Info: csuwa@colostate.edu.
March 1, Colorado Unwanted Horses Association, McKee 4-H & Community Building at The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, 7 to 9 p.m., free. Sponsored by the Larimer County Horseman’s Association. Info: Butch Kasubick, rkasubick@wildblue.net.
March 1-14, Great Plates Fort Collins, 30 restaurants in downtown offer $25 dinner specials – some $2.50 breakfast and lunch specials – to benefit Food Bank for Larimer County. Info: www.downtownfortcollins.com.
March 2, Deadline to submit nominations for candidates for the board of directors of the Livermore Fire Protection District. Five seats will be filled in an election on May 8. Info: 970-221-2374.
March 3, “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit,” full-day retreat at the Abbey of St. Walburga in Virginia Dale, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Led by Abbey Chaplain Fr. John Smith. Cost: $35, includes lunch. Registration available online at www.walburga.org. Info: 970-472-0612.
March 3, American Association of University Women Fort Collins Branch, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins, 9:30 a.m. Program on Women in Colorado in honor of Women’s History Month. Info: 970-484-6710.
March 3 & 24, Master Gardener presentation, Wellington ACE Hardware, 4104 Jefferson Ave., Wellington, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Wellington Library Friends. Info: 970-568-0223.
March 3-4 and March 24-25, Home Study Hunter Education Certification Classes, 5 hours classroom instruction Saturday, live-fire on shooting range Sunday. Cost: $10, class size limited. Pre-registration required. Info: 970-493-1148 or grskycp@msn.com.
March 3, 10, 17, & 24, 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.
March 4, Folsom Society, National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 970-482-0025.
March 4, 11, 18 & 25, Breakfast at American Legion Post No. 4, 2124 County Road 54G (Hwy. 287), LaPorte, open to the public, 8 to 10 a.m. Info: 970-484-0418.
March 5, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 970-225-2767.
March 5, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
March 6, Fort Collins Historical Society monthly meeting, Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum St., Fort Collins, 7 p.m., free, public welcome. Mike Dean will present “Pvt. Remington, the Camp Collins Soldier.” Info: 970-484-9194.
March 6, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.frpcug.org.
March 6 & 20, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
March 6 & 27, Poudre School District Board of Education, Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: www.psdschools.org. Info: 970-490-3607.
March 6, 13, 20 & 27 Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
March 7, 14, 21 & 28 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
March 7, Virginia Dale Community Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., new members welcome. Call for directions. Info: 970-495-1828.
March 7, Plug into Nature, Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Results of Larimer County’s study of youth, families and the outdoors and announcement of new initiatives, followed by public discussion and reception. Info: 970-679-4561, www.larimer.org/plugintonature.
March 8, 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.
March 9, “Boomers & Beyond” workshop for job seekers over 50, Larimer County Courthouse offices, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $64 includes snacks (lunch on your own). Registration and info: 970-498-6649, www.larimerworkforce.org.
March 10, KRFC Birthday Bash, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 5:30 p.m. Ben Taylor, son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, headlines a half-dozen Colorado musical acts in celebration of nine years of community-powered radio. Tickets $20 general admission, $40 reserved ($45 at the door), $88.90 VIP; available at the Lincoln Center Box Office, 970-221-6730, or online at lctix.com. Info: www.krfcfm.org.
March 10 & 24, Be Local Winter Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for winter vegetables and artisan food products. Info: 970-219-3382.
March 11, Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. Set clocks ahead 1 hour.
March 12-16, Poudre School District and Colorado State University Spring Break.
March 12, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or www.nlchpp.com.
March 13, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info: www.wellingtonrepublicans.org/breakfastclub.
March 13 & 27, Wellington Food Bank, Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third St., 2 to 3 p.m. Bring proof of income and address. Info: 970-568-9301 (Zion Lutheran Church) or 568-9220.
March 13 & 27, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946, www.wellingtonlionsclub.org.
March 14, Pathways Hospice on Our Own, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, 6:30 to 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.
March 15, “Does your Business have (Economic) Class?” Larimer County Workforce Center Employers’ Roundtable, Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presented by Cynthia Ryk, Education and Life Training Center. Free, registration required. Online registration available at www.larimerworkforce.org/roundtables. Info: 970-498-6606.
March 15, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info: www.fortmac.org.
March 17, Poultry Seminar with Dr. Kelcey Swyers, Ranch-Way Feeds Retail Store, 546 Willow St., Fort Collins, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., free. Learn how to raise chicks into healthy egg producers. Info: 970-482-1662, www.ranch-way.com.
March 17, Larimer County 4-H Clubs 53rd annual fundraising carnival, First National Bank Exhibition Hall at The Ranch county fairgrounds complex in east Loveland, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., admission free, raffle tickets $1 in advance from any 4-H member or at the door. Info: 970-667-1112.
March 17, Artisan Craft Show, First National Bank Exhibition Hall at The Ranch county fairgrounds complex in east Loveland, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission and parking. Proceeds benefit 4-H Foundation scholarships and programs. Info: 970-667-1112.
March 18, Mission Rocks: A LaPorte Youth Group sponsored by LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. County Road 54-G, 3 p.m. Children of all ages invited to attend. Info: 970-484-0921.
March 19, Hunter Safety Class enrollment meeting, Livermore Community Church, 284 W. County Road 74E, Livermore, 6 to 8 p.m. Limited to first 30 enrollees; must also complete online course and classroom and field session on March 31. Fee: $10. Registration and info: 970-493-2244.
March 20, 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.
March 23, Wine Fest, Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, 6 to 10 p.m. Thirtieth annual wine-tasting benefit for Disabled Resource Services, $75 general admission. Info: 970-482-2700, drs@frii.com.
March 25, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
March 28, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7:30 p.m. Info: 970-568-9818, www.waverlycommunity.org.
March 29, Social Media Lab, Larimer County Workforce Center, 200 W. Oak St., Fifth Floor, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $69. How to network through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogging to help your job search. Taught by Viveka Von Rosen, recently named one of the top social media influencers in the nation by Forbes. Info: www.larimerworkforce.org or 9970-498-6649.
March 31, Second annual Elder Care Resource Day: A Day of Learning for Family Caregivers, Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by the Elder Care Network of Larimer County. Cost: $10, includes continental breakfast and box lunch; respite care available at reduced rates with registration. Info: 970-495-3442, www.eldercarenet.org.
March 31, Wellington Easter Egg Hunt, Harvest Farms, 4240 ECR 66, Wellington, 3 to 5 p.m. For children up to 10 years old. Info: 970-568-3381.
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 nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.

Looking ahead

April 7, Passover.
April 8, Easter Sunday.
April 13, Goodtimes Dance Club monthly dance, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 8 to 11 p.m. Live big band music with Kings of Swing. $15 per couple, reservations required. Info: 970-667-9398 or www.goodtimesdanceclub.org.
April 19, Employers’ Roundtable: “Choosing Success: The ‘What’ and the ‘How’,” Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, 8 to 9:30 a.m., free. Presented by Mandy Kotzman, Creative Pursuits LLC, sponsored by Larimer County Workforce Center. Reservations and info: www.larimerworkforce.org/roundtables or 970-498-6606.

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