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Larimer County Open Space Guided Hikes for May
Journal about nature, learn about birds, expose your toddler to crafts, stories and fun, learn about geology, sharpen up your camping skills or hike with your County Commissioner. The Larimer County Open Space program is alive with activities this month. To learn the details go to www.larimer.org/naturalresources or contact Heather young, education program assistant at 970-679-4489.
Boomers and Beyond Seminar for Job Seekers
Larimer County Workforce Center is offering a special event for job seekers age 45 and older on April 26, first floor, Larimer County Courthouse Building, 200 W. Oak St. Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. The day’s events include: Economic Development: Big Picture Trends, Energizing Your Encore Career, Interviewing Tips: The Big Three, and a panel discussion with human resource professionals. This is an opportunity to identify your strengths to effectively promote yourself and discover the realities of job searching during this economy and at this stage of life. Staff will be on hand to review resumes and share interviewing techniques. $39. Info: and to register online, larimerworkforce.org/boomers.
Debut Theatre stages “James and the Giant Peach”
Join an imaginative adventure at Debut Theatre’s production of “James and the Giant Peach,” by Roald Dahl, May 3-11 at Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
James escapes two unpleasant aunts to embark on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in the world’s largest peach. He and his animal companions face one peril after another on their voyage from England to New York. In their voyage into the unknown they discover unlikely friendships, loyalty, resourcefulness and faith. “Dahl is like the Shakespeare of children’s literature,” says director Lee Osterhout-Kaplan.
Now 22-years old, Debut Theatre presents classic stories performed by young actors ages 12-17, for family audiences. The troupe of 17 is responsible for every aspect of the production from sets, costumes and publicity to lights, sound, special effects and acting. They are at work to bring “Drew: Detective” to regional audiences. “Theatre for young people by young people,” is more than just a motto says director and company founder Osterhout-Kaplan. “Learning is best done by doing and that quality arises through pride of ownership and participation.”
May 3 and 10, 7 p.m., May 4 and 11, 1 p.m.and 7 p.m., May 5, 1 p.m. $7 reserved seating. Appropriate for 6 and older. Info and tickets: 970-221-6730, lctix.com.
Livermore Hall Arts and Crafts Fair
Don’t miss the 12th annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Livermore Hall, May 4 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 5 noon-4 p.m. This fundraiser to support maintenance of the historic 64-year-old hall features arts and crafts from 35 vendors. Most are local but participants from Loveland, Delta, and Nebraska will share their handmade wares as well. Admire and indulge yourself in the stitchery, fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, handmade wooden trunks and furniture and homemade face care products. Enjoy soup, hot dogs, chili and baked goods at the canteen. Fair organizer Terry Turner says to watch for a special event next year to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Livermore Hall. Livermore Hall is available to rent for weddings, parties and family reunions. Info: Terry Turner, 970-493-4966 or Rene Lee 970-221-0997.
Third Annual Wellington Fishing Contest
All anglers are welcome at the third annual Wellington Fishing Contest to be held at Douglas Reservoir, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Colorado fishing license is not required to be part of this event. Prizes will be presented for the largest game fish species by weight. First place cap of $500 through fifth place cap of $50. Prizes may be awarded on a percentage basis based on number of entries. Entry fee: $25, youth 15 and under are free. Prizes will be awarded to the top 20 contestants in the youth category. Rules and regulations concerning the tournament are on the website: fishingdaycontest.org. All proceeds go to the Spirit of the Poudre 4-H Club in Wellington.
Swing into spring at the Spring Swing Luau, Saturday May 18 at the fire barn in Red Feather Lakes Village from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. following the silent auction and dinner provided by the Pot Belly Restaurant. Live music, lots of wonderful items to bid on and a raffle for a quilt by Mountain Meadow Quilters are featured. Suggested donation $5.
Social Media Lab Workshop offered
Attending a workshop designed to help with networking, an important aspect of job seeking, could be the key to finding your ideal job. Learn to use LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a blog to enhance your career and boost your job search. Facilitator Viveka von Rosen is a recognized LinkedIn expert and social media strategist. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3, Loveland Library, 300 Adams Ave., Loveland Info: 970-498-6083 ZReed@larimer.org.