Calendar of Events for Nov. 2012

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through Nov. 24, “Rocky Horror Show,” OpenStage Theatre, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, late night show at 11 p.m. on Nov. 9.
Nov. 1, CSU Women’s Association Scholarship Luncheon, Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $18 per person. Five $2,300 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year will be awarded, as well as 13 named scholarships. Info:
Nov. 1, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda:
Nov. 1, Emergency Evacuation overview of High Park Fire, McKee 4-H Building, The Ranch, Loveland, 7 p.m., presented by Larimer County Horseman’s Association. Info: 970-613-0121, 970-622-0982,
Nov. 2, PVH Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, Poudre Valley Hospital Cafe F, 1024 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Quality handmade items from local artists and crafters will be offered for sale, featuring scarves, cards, jewelry, soaps, woodcraft, photography, wreaths, and much more. Info: 970-495-7400.
Nov. 2, Reception for Kwa Franklin Ghong, Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. (part of First Friday Gallery Walk), free. Ghong will discuss his life in Cameroon and his artwork currently on display. Info: 970-221-4600.
Nov. 2, Last day for early voting in General Election.
Nov. 2, Goodtimes Dance Club monthly ballroom dance, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 8-11 p.m., $16/couple, $9 single, reservations required by calling 970-667-9398 or emailing Info:
Nov. 3, 10 & 17, Birds of Prey course, Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, 720-B E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $60 per class, $160 for all three sessions. Bird watchers of all ages will learn about eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and others; final class features a field trip to various nesting habitats. Registration and info: 970-484-7756,, or
Nov. 3, Waverly Community Group annual full membership meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 10 a.m. Speakers will include William Schneider of Vestige Press on the history of Wellington; information updates, refreshments and election of officers. Info: 970-568-9818,
Nov. 4, Daylight Savings Time ends. Set your clocks back 1 hour at 2 a.m.
Nov. 4, Folsom Society, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 2-4 p.m. Info: 970-482-0025.
Nov. 5, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1-3 p.m., free. Info: 970-225-2767.
Nov. 6, General Election. Vote Centers open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mail-in ballots must be returned to the county courthouse or a vote center by 7 p.m. Info:
Nov. 6, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m. Info:
Nov. 6, 13, 20 & 27, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Nov. 7, Pathways Hospice on Our Own, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, 6:30-8 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,
Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Nov. 7, 14 & 28, “Dirt to Drapes” rebuilding educational series, Bellvue Grange, 6:30 p.m., free. Local builders, architects, designers and tradespeople discuss issues surrounding rebuilding a home after the High Park Fire, sponsored by the NoCo Rebuilding Network. Schedule of topics and info:
Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 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.
Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25, Breakfast at American Legion Post No. 4, 2124 County Road 54G (Old Hwy. 287), LaPorte, open to the public, 8-10 a.m. Info: 970-484-0418.
Nov. 6 & 20, Wellington Food Bank, Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third St., 2-3 p.m. Bring proof of income and address. Info: 970-568-9301 (Zion Lutheran Church) or 970-568-9220.
Nov. 10, Holiday Craft Fair and Soup & Pie Luncheon, Peace with Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., homemade soup and pie 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday home décor, gifts, jewelry, ornaments, greeting cards, krautburgers and baked goods available for purchase. Proceeds support two Concordia Theological seminarians. Info: 970-226-4721.
Nov. 10, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery opening day, 408 Mason St. (corner of Mason and Cherry), Fort Collins. Info: 970-221-6738.
Nov. 10 & 17, BeLocal Northern Colorado Winter Farmers Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: 970-219-3382,
Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
Nov. 12, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or
Nov. 13 & 27, Poudre School District Board of Education regular meeting, 2407 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Info: 970-490-3607.
Nov. 13 & 27, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946,
Nov. 13 & 27, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
Nov. 15, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info:
Nov. 17, Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Wellington United Methodist Fellowship, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Food, hand made crafts by local artisans, children’s gifts and more.
Nov. 18, Mission Rocks: A LaPorte Youth Group sponsored by LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. County Road 54G, 3 p.m. Children of all ages invited to attend. Info: 970-484-0921.
Nov. 21, Last day for High Park Fire survivors to pick up items at the ACS Donation Distribution Center in the Foothills Mall.
Nov. 21, Thanksgiving Dinner, Open Door Mission, 316 Jefferson St., Fort Collins, 5 p.m. Info: 970-224-4302.
Nov. 21-23, Poudre School District schools closed.
Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at noon at the Catholic Charities Mission, 460 Linden Center Drive, Fort Collins, and at 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 3901 S. Mason St., no reservations required for either meal.
Nov. 23, Plaid Friday. Shop your local retailers this holiday season!
Nov. 23, Permits for Christmas tree cutting in Canyon Lakes Ranger District go on sale at USDA office in Fort Collins. $10 per tree, limit five trees per person. Cutting area opens on Dec. 1. Info: 970-295-6700
Nov. 25, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
Nov. 27, 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:
Nov. 28, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, Info: 970-568-9818,
Nov. 30, Deadline to enter the Wellington Christmas House Lighting Contest, 5 p.m. Entry forms available on the town website, Map of participating homes will be mailed with December water bills. Cash prizes for first, second and third place entries.
Nov. 30-Dec. 31, Gardens of Light, Gardens at Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins, 5-9 p.m. Info: 970-416-2486,
through Jan. 5, 2013, Native American Art of the Four Corners, Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 children. Indigenous art from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah: traditional and modern pottery, jewelry, Kachina dolls, fetishes, baskets and woven rugs crafted by artists from the Apache, Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo, Ute and Zuni nations. Info: 970-221-4600,
Mondays and Thursdays, Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Bellvue Grange, 5:45-7 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
Dec. 1,
December in Wellington: Food and Toys for Tots Drive in the Town Hall parking lot, 8 a.m.-noon; Eyestone Elementary Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellington Parade of Lights, Cleveland Avenue, 5 p.m.; Annual Chili Supper, Wellington Community Church, 4-9 p.m. $4 adults, $2.50 kids, 3 and under free. Info: 970-568-3381.
Dec. 1, Stove Prairie Winter Festival, Stove Prairie Elementary School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The 36th annual fundraiser features a craft fair, bake sale, silent auction, country store, kids corner, food and drinks, and the ever-popular quilt raffle. Info: 970-493-7029.
Dec. 1-2, Greening of Red Feather, Village of Red Feather Lakes, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Holiday craft fair with over 30 booths, food, drinks, bake sale, holiday decorations and treats and more. Santa arrives at the library at noon on Saturday. Sponsored by the Red Feather Historical Society. Info: 970-495-0560.
Dec. 1-9, Christmas tree cutting near Red Feather Lakes, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Permits required. Info: 970-295-6700.
Dec. 8-9, Holiday Open House, Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave., 11 a.m.–4 p.m., free admission. Special musical performances, antique decorations, and sale of homemade gift items and baked goods. Info: 970-221-0533.
Dec. 8-16, Hanukkah.
Dec. 11, Holiday Open House, Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave., 5–7 p.m., free admission. Special musical performances, antique decorations, and the sale of homemade gift items and baked goods.
Info: 970-221-0533.
Dec. 17-Jan. 21, 2013, Winter Break for Colorado State University.
Dec. 24-Jan. 4, 2013 Winter Break for Poudre School District.
Dec. 25, Christmas Day.
Dec. 31, Goodtimes Dance Club New Year’s Eve Dance with the Kings of Swing, Fort Collins Senor Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Info:
Dec. 31, Resolution Run, a New Year’s Eve 5K to benefit radio station KRFC, CSU campus. Info: