Roamin' the Range for March 2013

Wellington Easter Egg Hunt

Easter arrives early this year, which means that the annual Wellington Easter Egg Hunt will be early as well. Still, it’s not likely that little egg seekers will need to search in the snow. Wellington-area children through age 11 are invited to bring their Easter baskets and join in the fun at Harvest Farms, 4240 E. County Road 66 in Wellington between 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. A few specially marked eggs will mean prizes for the lucky ones who find them.

Business are encouraged to donate prizes through March 8 at the Wellington Town Hall, 3735 Cleveland Ave. Anyone interested in volunteering for the event please call Wellington’s Community Activities Commission, 970-568-3381 or see cac@townofwellington.com.

Great Plates benefit for Larimer County Food Bank

During the first two weeks of March this year, enjoying a festive meal in downtown Fort Collins can serve double-duty. In addition to tickling your taste buds, you will be making a much-needed contribution to the Food Bank of Larimer County. Last year this event raised $20,800, or enough to provide 83,000 meals for members of the community.

It won’t be hard to find cuisine that suits your fancy among the 35 restaurants participating this event sponsored by the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association. Snooze, Mugs and La Creperie will offer $2.50 breakfast specials as part of Great Plates. Each participating restaurant will offer a $25 dinner special, tips and donations not included. An envelope for donations will be provided by restaurant servers.

Lucky Joes’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Fort Collins

Don your greenery and head for Walnut Street in downtown Fort Collins where the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will launch at 10 a.m. on Saturday March 16. Then join in the party to follow in Old Town Square featuring food, music and beverages.

Flights of Fancy at Global Village Museum

“Birds of a Feather: Flights of Fancy,” the current exhibit at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Culture, 200 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins showcases birds in art, sculpture, textiles, mosaics, glass and decorated shells.

Winged wonders have inspired humanity throughout the ages. They offer inspiration to reach for the sky, lift imagination, and provide a connection to the outdoors. Birds feed and clothe us, and have become gods and companions to the human race.

The Global Museum of Arts and Culture opened in March 2010 with a mission to foster and celebrate international connections between northern Colorado and the world through exhibits of folk art, crafts, and artifacts around the globe. The museum’s collection is housed in three galleries and includes hundreds of ethnographic items, art, and archaeological objects from around the world.

“Flights of Fancy” is open through April 13. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children. First Friday Gallery walk is half-price admission.

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