Calendar of events for Dec. 2013

Nov. 29, Dec. 7 and 8, The Cub Scouts of Pack 92 will wrap Christmas gifts for a small fee at Ace Hardware in Wellington between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proceeds support Pack 92.

Dec. 1, Folsom Society (National Society Children of the American Revolution) meeting, 2-4 p.m. at the home of Kate Klusman, 1804 Axial Drive, Loveland. Info: Carolyn Goodwin, 970-482-0025.

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Dec. 2, Menorah lighting ceremony, 5:30-7 p.m. Old Town Square, Fort Collins.

Dec. 2, Deadline to sign up for Larimer County Family Leadership Training Institute, class of 2014. Free 20-lesson curriculum offers weekly educational sessions to boost leadership skills in areas of concern such as accessible child healthcare, the education achievement gap, neighborhood safety and the significance of parental involvement. All interested persons encouraged to apply. Info:

Dec. 4, Annual Holiday Gala Concert, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, 7:30-9:30 p.m., CSU choirs, symphony orchestra, brass and jazz combos.

Dec. 6,Library lights. Christmas tree lighting, 7 p.m., Leeper Center, 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington. Cookies, hot cocoa and free books to children through 8th grade. Sponsored by Wellington CAC, seniors and the library.

Dec. 6, Gallery Walk, Fort Collins, 6-9 p.m. Sculpture, paintings, photographs, 20 galleries participating. Half price admission at Global Village Museum.

Dec. 7, Thirty-seventh annual Stove Prairie Winter Festival, Stove Prairie Elementary School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See details in Roamin’ the Range.

Dec. 7, Eighth Annual Boy Scout Troop 87 Christmas Tree sale, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3824 W. County Road 54G, LaPorte. Bake sale, hot cider, craft show. Proceeds support the troop.

Dec. 7, Wellington Christmas Parade, 5 p.m. Fire Department chili supper to follow. Santa Claus will be grand marshal for the parade. Dress warmly.

Dec. 7, Eyestone Elementary School Holiday and Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Two rooms filled with crafters and vendors. Snacks and drinks. Bring the whole family for shopping and fun.

Dec. 7-8 Holiday Art and Craft Fair, Chapel in the Pines Fellowship Hall, 23947 County Road 74E, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Booths, food, bake sale, crafts, holiday treats. Red Feather Lakes Village library event, Dec. 7, 10-a.m.-5 p.m., plus Santa. Sponsored by Red Feather Historical Society. Info. and details: Pat Clemens. 970-495-0560.

Dec. 13-14,Christmas Children’s Shop, LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3824 W. County Road 54G, LaPorte, 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Kids’ gifts for adults 25 cents. Donations of canned goods appreciated.

Dec. 14,Holiday Open House, Lory State Park Visitor Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Activities and crafts for all ages. Celebrate nature in the winter. Free. $7 daily pass required to enter park and use trails. Hosted by Friends of Lory State Park. Info:

Dec. 13-15,Christmas Living Nativity, Peak Community Church, 500 Mathews St., Old Town Fort Collins, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Living Nativity takes place on the front lawn of the church, Southeast side of Mulberry and Mathews Streets. Runs continuously for two hours. This year is the 40th anniversary of the event.Stop by to watch 40 years of tradition and enjoy refreshments.

Dec. 14 and 15, O Holy Night, Wellington Faith Community Choir, 7 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 8322 Second St., Wellington.

Dec. 14 and 20, Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Opera Galleria, Fort Collins.

Dec. 19, Fundraiser for building renovation for Wellington Volunteer Fire Department, 4-10 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, Fort Collins. Bring a flyer to the restaurant and 20 percent of proceeds will go to the fire department. Info: Jeremy Shawley, 970-308-4884. or

Dec. 20, Winter Song, Opera Fort Collins, instrument rehearsal hall, University Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Info. and tickets: or 970-491-2787.

Dec. 21, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Info. and tickets: or 970-491-2787.

Dec. 22, Handel’s Messiah, Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 4 p.m. Info. and tickets or 970-491-2787.

Dec. 20, Date Night at Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., half-price admission.

Dec. 20, Foodie Walk, downtown Fort Collins, 6-9 p.m.

Dec. 22, Glory to the Newborn King, Zion Lutheran Church Choir, Zion Lutheran Church, 8322 Second St., Wellington.

Dec. 26, Free day at Global Village Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins.

Dec. 31, First Night Fort Collins, 2014: “Under the Magical Moon,” 5-10:30 p.m. downtown Fort Collins


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

Third Friday of every month: half-price admission to Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 6-9 p.m. 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins.

First Sunday of the month November through May, meeting of the Folsom Society, National Society of Children of the American Revolution, 2-4 p.m. Info: Carolyn Goodwin, 970-482-0025.

Looking ahead

Jan 4-5, Internet-based home study hunter education certification class, The Sportsman’s Warehouse, mezzanine conference room, 1675 Rocky Mountain Way, Loveland. Interstate 25 exit 257 at U.S. 34. Five hours of class on Saturday, live firing session, card issuing, Sunday. Classes also offered Mar. 8-9 and Mar. 22-23. Info: 970-493-1148 or