June 29-30, Buckle Series Horse Show and Gymkhana, round-up arena, Larimer County Fairgrounds. Registration at 7 a.m. each day, classes begin at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Desperados and Wind Dancers 4-H Clubs. Info: Debbie Dehn at 970-663-1371 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Beth Fisher at 970-412-0909 or email@example.com.
June 29, SEEC and Red Feather Lakes Community Library present Exploring Submarine Geology by Barbara John, 4-5:30 p.m. at the library. Info: 970-881-2666 or seecatrfl.org.
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July 1, Strengths-based Performance Management, Larimer County Workforce Center, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins 1-3 p.m. Facilitator: Carrie Pinsky. $49. To register and learn more: larimerworkforce.org/business.
July 3 and 17, Nature Notes Club meetings, three-hour program, easy walking and journaling. Held during the day. Contact Heather at 970-679-4489 for details regarding time and location.
July 4, Wellington Fourth of July celebration, parade and fireworks at dusk. (See Roamin’ on the Range for details.)
July 4, Northern Colorado Car Show, 11 a.m-4 p.m., north baseball field, 3rd St. and Washington Ave., Wellington. Free. Sponsored by Napa Auto Parts.
July 4, Independence Day Parade from City Park to Old Town, Fort Collins, 9:30 a.m.. The parade will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fort Collins Police Department.
July 4, Northern Colorado Car Show, north baseball field, Third Street and Washington Avenue, Wellington. Sponsored by Napa Auto Parts.
July 4, Town-wide Wellington Garage Sale, around town and at Leeper Center.
July 6, Red Feather Lakes Fourth of July celebration, arts and crafts, kids’ fishing contest, barbecue, parade, fireworks at dusk Saturday night.
July 6, Veterans Celebration, Red Feather Lakes Community Park, veterans’ monument 2 p.m. Please bring your own lawn chairs.
July 6, Independence Day Barbecue, 11 a.m., Morningstar Community Church, 23628 RFL Road. All donations go to children in Cambodia. Info: 970-881-2640 or morningstarrfl.com.
July 7, Red Feather Lakes Mountain Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., POA Building at Prairie Divide and Firehouse Lane. Orange juice, real scrambled eggs, sausage.
July 8, Tiny Trekkers for toddlers and parents, 10 a.m. Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland off U.S. 34. A morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts. Parent or guardian must accompany child. Free. No registration required. Info: 970-679-4489.
July 11, 18 and 25, Weekly story times, Stove Prairie Ranch, 9116 Old Flowers Road, upper barn, 9:30 a.m. Look for the Poudre Library flag. Turn right at driveway after you see horse heads on the wall. Park where you see other vehicles. First building on the left. Info: Cydney Clinks, library assistant, outreach services, 970-416-2818.
July 11, 18 and 25, Farmers’ Market, Livermore Community Hall, 3-6:30 p.m. Rabbit Creek Ranch, soap and oils, C & R Farms, fruits, jelly jams, produce, The Mountain Chicks, fresh eggs, earthly treasures, unique birdhouses, alpaca fiber, home grown veggies. Info: Rene Lee 970-221-0997.
July 15, 16, 17, Back to school savings. Prepare your family for back to school shopping. By Kathy Cox, of Make Change NoCo. Free. No registration required. July 15, 7-8 p.m, Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, July 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams St. Fort Collins, July 17, 7-8 p.m. Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins. Info: 970-498-6018, firstname.lastname@example.org
July 16 and 17, Take charge of your money matters, top 10 practical tools to be in charge of your financial future, by Laurel Kubin, CSU Extension, Larimer County Director. 1525 Blue Spruce St., Fort Collins. Free. Registration required. Contact Tegan Hollen, 970-498-6018.
July 17, Where to go in Larimer County, 6:30 p.m., Jax Outdoor Gear, 1200 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. Presentation on new places to go outside. one-hour program. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.
July 17, Dig in to nature at the Loveland Library. Exploration with a volunteer naturalist into nature like you’ve never seen before. Free. No registration required. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.
July 18, Support meeting for fire survivors, LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 U.S. 287, 5:30-6:30 p.m., sponsored by Mountain Outreach Team, Info: email@example.com or 970-494-4245.
July 20, Fire Weather, by Dr. Matt Rogers, research scientist, CSU/CIRA, Red Feather Lakes Library, 1:30-3 p.m. Info: 970-881-2664 or seecatrfl.org.
July 20, Open Horse Show, Rockie Mountain Saddle Club, Folley’s Arena, north of CR 70 on CR 11, Wellington. Info: 970-980-3132, Felicia Ball.
July 20, The French Nest, open air market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., a community event featuring local artisans and collectors, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins.
July 22, Tiny Trekkers, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland off U.S. 34. One-hour program filled with crafts, stories and fun facts. Parent must accompany child. Free. No registration required. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.
July 26-Aug.4, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Bas Bleu Theatre founder Wendy Ishii and motion picture director Oz Scott dramatize this best-selling memoir. Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, Tickets $24, $18 for seniors, $12 for students. Info: basbleu.org or call 970-498-8949.
July 26, Take it outside with your commissioner, 8:30 a.m., Devil’s Backbone Open Space. An informal opportunity to visit with Larimer County commissioner Tom Donnelly and open lands program manager Kerri Rollins. Easy hike, approximately 2 hours. Free. Registration required at www.larimer.org/NRegistration. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.
July 27, Mystery of the Stone Patios, 2-3 p.m., Red Feather Lakes Library. Nat Warning will incorporate his graduate research on rock wrens in a mysterious way. Info: 970-881-2664 or seecatrfl.org.
July 27, Erica Goad, presentation on positioning of wildlife cams in Livermore, Red Feather Lakes and surrounding communities. Sponsored by SEEC and RFL Library. Info: 970-881-2664 or seecatrfl.org.
July 27, Well-Armed Women, Self defense seminar taught by Chuck Cross, retired Fort Collins police officer. Learn to defend yourself with or without a weapon, 10 a.m.-noon-seminar, noon-12:30 — bring your lunch. 12-2 p.m., seminar continues. Shooting on the range 2-3 p.m. Seminar free. Shooting $15.Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 27, Messages in stone at Devil’s Backbone. 10 a.m. One-mile 90 minute hike with naturalist Ed through millions of years of geologic history. Rated easy. Meet at the shelter on the south side of the parking lot. Free. Registration required: larimer.org/NRegistration. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.
Aug. 3, 3-D Astronomy videos, Andrew Warnock. Interactive activities with Little Shop of Physics, constellation viewing and night telescopes. 7-10 p.m. Fox Acres Clubhouse. Info: 970-218-9685.
Aug. 21, Waverly Community Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15. All members of the Waverly community welcome. NO JULY MEETING Info: Jane Clark, email@example.com, 970-568-9818.
Mondays and Thursdays, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Bellvue Grange, 5:45-7 p.m. All levels welcome. Instructor Pamela Fleming. $15 pre-registered, $20 drop-in. Info: 970-215-7907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Color Society, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Red Feather Lakes Library, Stenzel Room.
Daily, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Larimer and Weld Counties. Open to addicts and non-addicts. Food ‘n Fuel, northwest corner U.S. 287 and CR 74E (Red Feather Lakes Rd.) 6 p.m. Info: 970:498-7150.