Roamin' the Range for April: Kitchen Kaper Home Tour and Songs of Survival concert

9Health Fair coming to Wellington

Nineteen free and six low-cost health screenings are available to anyone 18 and older at the Wellington 9Health Fair, between 7-11 a.m. April 6 at Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third St. in Wellington. Screenings address today’s most critical health issues including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and mental health

Additional low-cost screenings include prostate cancer, blood count, vitamin D screening, hemoglobin, and a colon cancer take-home kit. Free screenings include blood pressure, breast exams, prostate/testicular, osteoporosis, oral, hearing, foot and skin screenings.

The health fair also provides screening results with information on how to read them mailed directly to your home, a call from a volunteer doctor or nurse within 72 hours if a critical health issue is discovered, free interpretation and translation services, an opportunity to ask questions, free health education from local organizations, and free blood work vouchers for underserved members of the community. No Social Security number or personal identification required.

In preparation to attend, drink plenty of water, fast for 12 hours if you plan to have blood drawn (unless you are diabetic), and continue taking prescribed medications.

Each year more than 100 volunteers serve more that 250 people at the Wellington stop of the 9Health Fair. Info: call 970-568-7410 or www.townofwellington.com/recreation.

Brews and Blues Festival tickets now on sale

Tickets for Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, scheduled for Sept. 13-15, are now on sale. This scenic and intimate music festival in Telluride celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The three-day celebration of music and microbrews offers an eclectic mix of live blues, funk, rock, jam band, gospel, and soul performances. There’s a wide variety of food, craft vendors, children’s activities, and late night jams to enjoy. Early bird 3-day passes are $145 and VIP 3-day passes are $385. for information and to purchase tickets go to: www.tellurideblues.com or call toll-free: 866-515-6166.

Colorado’s wolf sanctuary presents Songs of Survival concert

W.O.L.F., Colorado’s nonprofit sanctuary for captive bred wolves and wolf dogs, presents its first benefit concert, “Songs of Survival,” on May 5, 2 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The concert features energetic gypsy rock performed by the five-piece band, Bonnie and the Beard, followed by a power blues band featuring popular guitarist Stanley Milton. The Wendy Woo Band headlines the show with its unique Colorado-inspired “Poly-ethnic Power Pop” that promises to rock the house.

Proceeds benefit W.O.L.F. Sanctuary in its effort to rebuild enclosures and replace structures that were destroyed in last summer’s High Park Fire. Tickets can be purchased through the Lincoln Center Box Office, 970-221-6730. $25 until March 31, $30 beginning April 1. VIP seating $50. “Meet and Greet” package, $100, features a meeting with live wolf ambassadors at 1 p.m. and VIP seating. For more information or to schedule a visit to the sanctuary in Rist Canyon, contact executive director Shelley Coldiron at 970-685-2772 or coldiron@wolfsanctuary.net.

Fort Collins Service League presents 34th annual Kitchen Kaper Home Tour

Here’s an opportunity to tour six amazing Fort Collins homes, purchase delights from the Sweet Shoppe at the home of Sigrid and Soren Daugaard, 1606 Mathews St., and at the same time contribute to the work of Foothills-Gateway, an organization that strives to provide a variety of events for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The event begins with a Kitchen Kaper Preview Party on April 25 consisting of a self-guided tour between 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at the Fort Collins Country Club featuring a silent auction and cash bar. Tickets $60 per person.

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 26 visit the six homes on the tour. Self-guided. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Collins Country Club. Self-guided home tour tickets $30. Self-guided home tour with lunch $50.

The following homes are featured on the tour: Sigrid and Soren Daugaard, 1606 Mathews St; Laurie and Rob McDonald, 1517 Linden Lake Road; Bonnie and Kim Szidon, 863 Greyrock Drive; Melinda and Kari Swenson, 989 Greyrock Drive; Tamera and Kevin Nelson, 937 Greyrock Drive; and Jeneen and Greg Fisher, 3115 Clyde St. To purchase tickets or get more information call Doris “Punkie” Whitely at 970-225-2897.

Brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter Cary Morin to perform at the Bean

Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no one else, from the rocking electrified world of the Atoll to the pared-down, acoustic blues of Sing it Louder that showcases Morin’s deft finger-style guitar. Morin’s song-writing style has been described as acoustic Native American with touches of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and dance. Tim Duffy, president of the Musicmaker Relief foundation, describes Morin as “a brilliant guitarist, heartfelt songwriter, and soulful singer whose music gives us pause to reflect on life’s great rewards.”

Don’t miss this event at the Bellvue Bean which starts at 6:30 p.m. and includes dinner. Tickets $22 single, $40 a couple. Info and tickets: 970-484-0511.

A night of John Williams’ music presented by Fort Collins Symphony

More great music is on tap as John Williams, the most prolific and admired film score composer of our era, presents a concert at Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Rd, at 7 p.m. April 5. His credits include “Jaws,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars.” Tickets $25, $10 for students. Tip: There’s a free open rehearsal for the Williams concert at 7 p.m. on April 4 at Timberline Church, 2908 S. Timberline Road, Fort Collins.

Global Village Museum opens crafts from the Middle East and North Africa exhibit as part of May 3 downtown gallery walk

The new main gallery exhibit at Global Village Museum, “Caravanserai,” features artworks from caravanserais, places that provided rest and refreshments for travelers on trade routes through the Middle East and North Africa. Items on display include carpets, canvas, calligraphy, and crafts that embody the shared aesthetics of the region as well as distinct characteristics of the individual cultures.

Objects come from Mali, Morocco, Tunisia, Northern India, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel and Saudi Arabia, and span more than a century of artistic creation. The exhibit showcases Fort Collins as a crossroads of cultures as all artwork is on loan from regional collectors that include Global Museum founders, Colorado State University faculty and staff, and Northern Colorado residents.

Highlights are a double bag used for transporting flour, an eating cloth, marbleized paper, wedding clothing, a page from the Koran, and brass, copper, ceramic and enamelware, as well as wool, cotton and silk carpets.

On opening night, 6-9 p.m. May 3, museum admission is half price. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children. The exhibit closes July 13.

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