Calendar of Events for April

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. Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 children. Info: 970-221-4600.
March 30-31, “Turn of the Screw,” supernatural chamber opera by Benjamin Britten, CSU University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m., $20 adults, $10 CSU students, $1 youth (2-17). Meet the Artist reception follows Saturday performance. Tickets and info: 970-491-2787,
March 31, 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. $10, includes continental breakfast and box lunch; respite care available at reduced rates with registration. Info: 970-495-3442,
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.
March 31-April 28, “The Ladies Man,” OpenStage Theater, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (except April 8), $14-$22. Tickets and info: 970-221-6730,
March 31-May 6, “Rabbit Hole,” Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (except April 8). Admission: $10-$22. Tickets and info: 970-498-8949.
April 1, 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.
April 1, 15, 22 & 29, 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.
April 2, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 970-225-2767.
April 2, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
April 2, Fort Collins Historical Society monthly meeting, Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum St., Fort Collins, 7 p.m., free, public welcome. Info: 970-484-9194.
April 3, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Info:
April 3, 10, 17, & 24 Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
April 4, Virginia Dale Community Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., new members welcome. Call for directions. Info: 970-495-1828.
April 5, CSU Women’s Association, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free, refreshments provided by the Quilters Group. Linda Meyer, Morgan Library Archivist, will talk about CSU’s archival collections.
April 7, Passover begins.
April 7, Be Local Winter Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last market of the winter season. Info: 970-219-3382.
April 7, “Muffin Magic” book signing, Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins, 1 p.m., free. Info: Libby James, author,
April 7, Brian Hull from Meadowlark Jivin’ with Marty Rein at the Bellvue Bean, Bellvue, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 p.m. music. Tickets: $22 per person, $40 per couple, includes dinner. Info: 970-484-0511,
April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 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.
April 8, Easter Sunday.
April 8, The Music Circle, Bellvue Grange, Bellvue, 4 to 7 p.m., free. Community playalong for recreational musicians. Info:
April 9, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or
April 10, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info:
April 10, American Association of University Women Fort Collins Branch, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Program on STEM education at Preston Middle School presented by John Howe, assistant principal. Info: 970-484-6710.
April 10 & 24, 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 970-568-9220.
April 10 & 24, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946,
April 10 & 24, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
April 10 & 24, Poudre School District Board of Education, Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-490-3607.
April 11, 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,
April 12, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda:
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
April 13-14, FoCoMX, celebrating the Northern Colorado music scene with more than 300 bands playing in 30 venues in Fort Collins, $15 before April 1, $20 after for access to all venues both days. Poudre School district bands Cut Time, Roof Drain, Scatter Brains, Bipolar Bears and Lincoln Jam Band play at Avogadro’s Number on Mason Street Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m. Info:
April 14, Wellington 9 Health Fair, Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third Ave., 7 to 11 a.m., free and low-cost health screenings for everyone over 18. Info: 970-568-7410,
April 14, Equine Field Day, CSU ARDEC facility, 4482 E. County Road 56 (I-25 Frontage Road south of Wellington), 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $30 adults, $20 ages 19 and younger. Full day of speakers on a wide range of topics of interest to horse owners. Registration includes lunch and afternoon refreshments; register online at by April 6 to guarantee lunch. Info: 970-498-6003,
April 14, Master Gardener presentation, Wellington ACE Hardware, 4104 Jefferson Ave., Wellington, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Wellington Library Friends. Info: 970-568-0223.
April 14, Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon, 2716 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 6 to 9 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The 36th annual dinner, silent auction and live auction benefits CSU chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Info: 970-297-8947,
April 15, Flying Pig 5K Charity Run/Walk, Spring Canyon Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, 8:30 a.m., $25 registration fee; free “piglet walk” for kids under 10 starts at 9:30 a.m. Fourth annual pre-qualifier for the Bolder Boulder supports the family support services program at Foothills Gateway. Info: 970-266-5409, or
April 15, “Muffin Magic” book signing, The Eclectic Reader, 1031 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, 2 p.m., free. Info: Libby James, author,
April 15, 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.
April 17, Federal income return postmark deadline.
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: or 970-498-6606.
April 19, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info:
April 20, Earth Day dinner, dance and fundraiser for Poudre Wilderness Volunteers, Drake Center, 802 W. Drake, Fort Collins, 6 to 11 p.m., music by Kathy Connolly Band, $30 per person. Speakers Jill Ozarski, natural resources policy advisor to Sen. Mark Udall; Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III; and James Thompson, regional representative for Sen. Michael Bennet. Info: 970-484-6868,
April 20-22, Native American Spring Contest Powwow and Art Market, Moby Arena, South Shields and Plum streets on CSU campus, $5/day adults, $8/weekend pass; $3/day, $5/weekend for ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Sponsored by the Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, the 20th annual family–oriented gathering features music, dance, arts and crafts and food. Info: 970-498-0290,
April 21, “Living the Paschal Mystery,” 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 Info: 970-472-0612.
April 21, Earth Day Fort Collins, Civic Center Park, 201 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, 11 a.m., free. Local food, music, speakers, arts and crafts and a variety of informational booths sponsored by the Sustainable Living Association. Info: 970-221-6317,
April 21, “Muffin Magic” book signing and muffin baking demonstration, The Cupboard, 152 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, 1 to 4 p.m., free. Info: Libby James, author,
April 21, Liz Barnez at the Bellvue Bean, Bellvue, 6:30 p.m. for dinner, 7:15 p.m. music. Tickets: $22 per person, $40 per couple, includes dinner. Info: 970-484-0511,
April 22, Mile High Swappers NoCo Homemade Food Swap, Old Town Spice Shop, 220 Linden St., Fort Collins, 2 to 4 p.m. Free, but bring at least five homemade food items to trade for other goodies. Info:
April 23, TEDxCSU, “Growing Greener Generations,” Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 2 p.m. Features former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, eTown host Nick Forrester, Rocky Mountain Institute co-founder Hunter Lovins, CSU chemistry professor Amy Prieto and other presenting Ideas Worth Spreading. Tickets: $12 at; free to CSU students from the Lory Student Center. Info:
April 24, 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:
April 25, Legacy Night, Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, 6 p.m., $50; $45 Legacy Land Trust members. Food, music, door prizes, live auction, cash bar and presentation by photojournalist Chris Noble to benefit Legacy Land Trust’s work of land conservation in Northern Colorado. Info: 970-266-1711,
April 25, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7:30 p.m. Info: 970-568-9818,
April 28, John Magnie with special guest at the Bellvue Bean, Bellvue, 6:30 dinner, 7:15 music. Tickets: $27 per person, $50 per couple, includes dinner. Info: 970-484-0511,
April 29, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
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,,
Daily: Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.

Looking ahead
May 5, Cinco de Mayo Artisan Craft Show, Agave Room above the Rio Mexican Restaurant, 143 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free admission. Fifty-five booths offering jewelry, clothing, handmade crafts, painters, photographers, potters, face-painting and fine art. Booth rental and info:
May 11-12, Colorado State University Commencement.
May 17, Employers’ Roundtable: “Summertime Marketing,” Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, 8 to 9:30 a.m., free. Presented by Adrienne Zoble, sponsored by Larimer County Workforce Center. Reservations and info: or 970-498-6606.
May 19, Spring Swing dinner/dance and silent auction, Red Feather Lakes fire barn, Red Feather Lakes Village, dinner and auction 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., dancing begins at 7 p.m. Kids’ table and quilt raffle, too. Benefits Red Feather Lakes Elementary PTO. To donate auction items, contact Amber Ellinger, or Jo Yandle,
May 20, Tour de Coop, 6- to 8-mile bike ride in and around Fort Collins to visit backyard chicken coops and their owners, starting location to be announced. Cost: $20 per person, limited to 40 participants. Info:

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