Calendar of events for August 2013

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August Calendar

Aug. 1, Diana Castro Band, 7-9 p.m., Old Town Square, Fort Collins. Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live summer concert series. Free.

Aug. 1, The Story of the Alphabet, 6-7:30 p.m., Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Presentation by Flora Teran. Learn how the symbols of the alphabet came to be. For adults. Free to museum members. $5 for non-members.

Aug. 2-3, Antique Engine Show sponsored by Fry’s Auto Care, Ault. Free to engine-show exhibitors and the public. Info: Bert 970-224-3957 or John 970-371-8753.

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, Red Feather Lakes. Info: 970-218-9685.

Aug. 3 and Sept. 5,Chimney Hollow Open Space Tour, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., half-mile, easy round-trip walk to learn about the Windy Gap Firming Project’s proposed Chimney Hollow Reservoir. Then the group will split and one group will hike an additional 1.5 miles to get a sense of the recreational amenities that may follow a public management process. Free. A unique opportunity to see an open space not currently open to the public. Space very limited. Register at Info: Heather Young 970-679-4489 or

Aug. 5, Annual Colorado Day Picnic, Fort Collins Pioneer Association, 6 p.m. Fort Collins City Park, covered table No. 7, southwest side of the park on Bryan Street. Bring a dish to share, table service and beverage. Fried chicken and music by the Pioneers.

Aug. 6-7, New-student registration at Rice Elementary School. Current students do not need to register. Info: 970-488-8700.

Aug. 7, Rockie Mountain Saddle Club open horse show, Folley’s Arena north of County Road 70 on County Road 11, Wellington. Info: Felicia Ball, 970-980-3132

Aug. 8, The Congress, 7-9 p.m., Old Town Square, Bohemian Nights Thursday Night Live summer concert series. Free.

Aug. 8-9, High Park Burn Area Grass Tour hosted by Pawnee Buttes Seed and Colorado State University Extension to visit sites affected by the High Park fire. This year the grass tour goes beyond grasses — we will look at the impact and recovery the wildfire has had on native plants, wildlife, weeds, grasses, trees, and the watershed. Speakers will be from Pawnee Buttes Seed, Colorado State University Extension, the Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Larimer County Weed District, as well as other professionals. Info. and to register, contact Marci at Pawnee Buttes Seed at 970-356-7002 or

Aug. 10, Craft Fair & Quilt Show, Upper Poudre Canyon Association, 9 a.m-4 p.m., Upper Poudre Canyon Community Building and Fire Station #2, 33689 Highway 14, Bellvue, (west of mile marker 89) Features music, food, crafts and raffle of “Bearfootin’ Down the Poudre,” a beautiful quilt made by local quilters. Tickets at the show or at Bighorn Cabins, Archer’s Poudre River Resort, or call Janet at 970-881-2465. $1 each, 6 for $5, 13 for $10.

Aug. 10-11, 30th Annual Sculpture in the Park Show and Sale, Benson Sculpture Garden, 29th and Aspen Drive, Loveland, CO. More than 160 international artists working in bronze, ceramic, glass, metal, mixed materials, stone and wood will display and offer for sale more than 2,000 pieces of traditional and abstract sculpture at the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the U.S. All proceeds go to purchase sculpture for Benson Sculpture Garden and funding of park improvements and landscaping. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info:

Aug. 10-11,Home Study Hunter Education Certification Classes to earn a permanent card, Loveland Sportsmans Warehouse, 1675 Rocky Mountain Way, Loveland. Saturday classroom and Sunday range firing. Class also offered Sept. 7-8, 21-22, Oct. 5-6. Info: 970-493-1148 or for course information and pre-registration instructions.

Aug. 11, Pro Cycling Experience in Northern Colorado. Mass participation rides of 30, 52 and 108 miles beginning and ending at New Belgium Brewery. Info and to register:

Aug. 12 and 26, Tiny Trekkers program for toddlers and their parents, Devil’s Backbone Open Space. A morning filled with crafts, stories, fun facts. Free. Explore the open space after the program. No registration required. Info: Haether at 970-679-4489.

Aug. 12 and 14, Take charge of your money matters. Discover 10 practical tools to help you be in charge of your financial future. Larimer County, 1525 Blue Spruce, Fort Collins, 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 14. Presented by Laurel Kubin, CSU Extension, Larimer County Director. Free. Registration required. Info and to register: 970-498-6018.

Aug. 14, Deadline to register for Dodgeball Tournament, Sunday Aug. 18 at Viewpointe Park Tournament is 6 versus 6, 16-plus. Team fee $100. Walk-in registration by appointment only (cash or check.) Info: Recreation office 970-568-7410.

Aug. 15-16, Shaman Miale from Nepal will host a gratitude ceremony at the amphitheater at Beaver Meadows Resort, 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $35. Healing appointments available, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Suggested donation $100-$150. Info:

Aug. 16-18, New West Fest, Eat Mountain Avenue, downtown Fort Collins. Booths with all kids of crafts, at work, food and music. Concerts in the evenings by 70 Colorado and national headliner bands.

Aug. 17, The French Nest open air market 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Civic Center Park, Fort Collins. A community event featuring local artisans and collectors.

Aug. 17-18, “WolfWood,” the wolves of WolfWood Refuge from southwest Colorado will be at Hermit Park Open Space group pavilion for two days of up-close-and-personal interaction with wolf ambassadors. Programs each day at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wolves available to visit from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. when educational programs are not taking place. No registration required. $6 vehicle entrance permit required. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.

Aug. 19 and 21, Outsmarting investment fraud, Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins, 7-8 p.m. on Aug. 19. Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, 7-8 p.m Aug. 21.

Aug. 19, Rice Elementary School, annual ice cream social and “bring your school supplies” evening, 4- 6 p.m. Info: 970-488-8700.

Aug. 20,Estate Planning 101, Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams, Loveland, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. No registration required.

Aug. 21, Nature Notes Club, regular August meeting, Free. Registration required. Info. on time and place, and to register: Heather 970-679-4489.

Aug. 21, Waverly Community Board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Turning Point, Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15. All members of the Waverly community welcome. Info: Jane Clark, or 970-568-9818.

Aug. 23, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Opera Fort Collins, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins. Info: 970-420-0779 or

Aug. 24, Chamber music concert by The August Winds woodwind quintet, 2 p.m. Abbey of St Walburga, 1029 Benedictine Way, Virginia Dale near mile marker 381 off U.S. 287. Watch for a green DOT sign pointing to the abbey. The monastery building is a mile from the highway. Free. Seating limited. Reservations recommended. Email or call 469-744-4825.

Aug. 24-25, USA Pro Cycling Challenge. 128 top cyclists from 25 countries will compete in stage 6 of this 7-day, 683-mile event that travels through Loveland, Windsor, Estes Park, Masonville, near Bellvue and into Fort Collins before heading to Denver for the final stage. Info:

Aug. 31, Messages in Stone at Devil’s Backbone. Short hike with naturalist Ed through millions of years of geologic history in and near Devil’s Backbone, west of Loveland off of U.S. 34. 90 minutes. one mile long. Rated easy. Meet at shelter, south side of parking lot. Free. Registration required. at Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.

Looking ahead

Sept. 1,Annual Crystal Lakes Arts & Crafts Sale, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Water and Sewe building and Fire Station. Browse and shop for jewelry, pottery, photography, embroidery, woodworking, pine needle baskets, knitting and crocheting, felted items, log furniture, emu oil and eggs, greeting cards and oil paintings. 20 artists. The fire department will sponsor a silent auction and sale of Fire Department sweatshirts, hoodies and hats. Call 970-881-4595 to donate items for the auction. Fire Department will also sell hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks and drinks. The Community Fund will sell burritos and sponsor a bake sale. The Bear Aware group will have information. Info:

Sept. 2, Glacier Gals of GVM Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 a.m., Glacier View Meadows Gate 8, mountain meeting place. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea! Info: or 970-484-1448.

Sept. 6, Deadline for registering for “Seed to Shelter,” Forest Ecology and Basic Carpentry Workshop, Pingree Park, CSU Mountain Campus, Sept. 20 through 27. Participants will learn forest ecology and design and construction of a storage shed to be built and donated to a property owner recovering from the High Park Fire. Students will live, learn and work at the Pingree Park Campus. Info: Peter Haney, 970-482-1366 or

Sept. 7, The Boot Scoot, Fourth Annual Harvest Farm 5K run/walk along the scenic 209-acre farm, 4240 E. County Rd. 66, Wellington (I-25 exit 278). Proceeds help men in the New Life Program working to make positive and lasting life changes. The farm is accepting donations of new and gently used work boots for men who work on the farm. Registration 8 a.m. race day, race starts at 9 a.m. or register at Info: Alexxa, 720-201-2776 or Aneta, 720-333-3071. Harvest Farm is Denver Rescue Mission’s long-term rehabilitation and transitional living facility that supports a farming and ranching operation, food and clothing distribution, and is home to the annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn maze. Info at:

Sept. 7,Golf fundraiser for Soaring Eagle Ecology Center (SEEC) at Fox Acres golf course, Red Feather Lakes. Starts at 10:a.m. $60 all proceeds to SEEC. Info:FA Pro Shop, 970-881-2510 or SEEC, 970-218-9685 for registration and information.

Sept. 28,Colorado Mountain Dog Festival, Beaver Meadows in Red Feather Lakes, Benefit for KRFC and the volunteer fire departments near Red Feather.


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

8 a.m. Tuesdays,Water Color Society, 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.