August Calendar of Events

July 28, Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo Parade, downtown Loveland, 9:30 a.m.; staging begins at 8 a.m. Free. Info:
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Aug. 2, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda:
Aug. 2, Thursday Night Live concert series, Old Town Stage in downtown Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m., free. Tonight’s band: Lindsey O’Brien Band. Info:
Aug. 3, Zumbathon Fundraiser, Northside Aztlan Center, 112 E. Willow St., Fort Collins, 6-8 p.m., $10 entry fee. Proceeds benefit American Red Cross; additional donations accepted. Info: 970-224-6029.
Aug. 3-7, Larimer County Fair, The Ranch, Larimer County fairgrounds complex, near I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard, Loveland, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Free admission and parking; tickets required for PRCA Rodeo performances, carnival and Gnarly Barley Brew Festival events. Info:
Aug. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 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.
Aug. 5, 12, 19, & 26, Breakfast at American Legion Post No. 4, 2124 County Road 54G (Hwy. 287), LaPorte, open to the public, 8-10 a.m. Info: 970-484-0418.
Aug. 7, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m. Info:
Aug. 7, 14, 21, & 28, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Aug. 8, 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,
Aug. 10-12, NewWestFest, Old Town Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free admission. Happy Birthday, Fort Collins! More than 90 Colorado bands share six outdoor stages with headliners Michael Franti and Spearhead (Friday); Alison Krauss and Union Station (Saturday); and The Gipsy Kings (Sunday). Info:
Aug. 11, Senior Law Day, Colorado State University Lory Student Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $10 includes breakfast, lunch and a copy of the 2012 Senior Law Handbook; parking free. Sponsored by Elder Care Network, 12 seminars will cover topics including advance directives, powers of attorney, Medicare, estate planning, probate administration, Social Security and outsmarting investment fraud. Registration and info:, 970-495-3442.
Aug. 11, Upper Poudre Canyon Craft Fair and Quilt Show, Upper Poudre Canyon Chapel and Firehouse No. 2/Community Center, 33689 Colorado 14 (mile marker 88.5), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission. Local crafts, live music, food and the ever-popular hand-stitched quilt raffle – tickets available at Bighorn Cabins, Archer’s Poudre River Resort or by calling 970-881-2465. Historic Eggers School will be open for tours, too. Info: 970-881-2465.
Aug. 11-12, Home Study Hunter Education Certification classes. Saturday classroom, Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1675 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday safe range firing and certificates issued, Pawnee Sports Shooting Center, 40914 Weld County Road 71, Briggsdale, noon-2 p.m. $10. Registration and more info: 970-493-1148.
Aug. 12, The Music Circle, Bellvue Grange, 4-7 p.m., free. Community play-along for recreational musicians. Info:
Aug. 13, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or
Aug. 14 & 28, 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.
Aug. 14, Cruise Night at Taco John’s, 7910 Sixth St., Wellington, 6 to 9 p.m., free. Bring out your classic, muscle car, hot rod, tractor, boat or whatever you ride. Info: 970-217-7226.
Aug. 14 & 28 Poudre School District Board of Education regular meeting, 2407 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Info: 970-490-3607.
Aug. 14 & 28, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946,
Aug. 14 & 28, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
Aug. 16, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info:
Aug. 18, Wellington Golf Tournament, Mountain Vista Golf Course, 2808 Northeast Frontage Road, Wellington, 7 a.m. sign in, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start, steak lunch 1:30 p.m., $400 per foursome. 11th annual event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County. Register by Aug. 3; forms available at Info: 970-493-3401.
Aug. 18, Local Author Day, Jax Ranch and Home, 1000 N. U.S. Highway 287, and Jax Outdoor Gear, 1200 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Authors from Colorado and Wyoming will be signing and selling copies of their books, with 10 percent of sales donated to the Poudre River Public Library. Schedule of appearances and more info:
Aug. 18, Legacy Land Trust Field to Fork Dinner and Summer Celebration, Grant Family Farms, 1020 W. Larimer County Road 72, Wellington, 4-8 p.m., $40 Trust members, $45 non-members, $10 teens, free for 12 and under. Local chefs will prepare fabulous dishes from local ingredients, kids funspace, live and silent auctions to benefit Legacy Land Trust. Make reservations by Aug. 13. Tickets and info: or 970-266-1711.
Aug. 19, 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.
Aug. 20, First day of fall term for Colorado State University.
Aug. 21, Classes begin for all Poudre School District students.
Aug. 21, 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:
Aug. 22, Citizens’ meeting with Commissioner Lew Gaiter III, Buckeye Community Center, West County Road 80, 6 p.m. Info:
Aug. 22, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7:30 p.m. Info: 970-568-9818,
Aug. 25, Tour de Farms, 8-mile bike ride to farms and gardens in Fort Collins area, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $25, limited to 50 participants. Sponsored by Sustainable Living Association. Info:
Aug. 25, Larimer County Farmer’s Union picnic, Meisner Farm, north of Wellington. 3 p.m. for tour of LaLuna Dairy, 5 p.m. for German-themed potluck. Info: 970-568-3105,
Aug. 26, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
Saturdays through Sept. 29, Drake Road Farmers’ Market, 802 W. Drake Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info:
Wednesdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, Fort Collins Farmers’ Market, Harmony Road and Lemay Avenue (in front of Ace Hardware), 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. Info:
Saturdays through Oct. 27, Larimer County Farmer’s Market, Courthouse parking lot, 200 W. Oak St., 8 a.m. to noon. Info:
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
Sept. 1, Tour de Fat bike parade and event, Civic Center Park, Laporte and Howes, Fort Collins, 9 a.m. parade registration, 10 a.m. parade, music starts at 11 a.m., bike trade at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, benefits Fort Collins Bike Coop and Bike Fort Collins. Info:
Sept. 1-3, Grand Reopening of Bella’s Market, Wellington.
Sept. 2, Rist Canyon Mountain Festival and 17th annual Richard Schmid Art Auction,
Larimer County Road 52E, 10 a.m-4 p.m., live auction starts at 1 p.m., free admission and parking. Annual fundraiser for Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department features used book sale, bake sales, craft market, silent auction, food, music, vintage car show, fun stuff for kids. Info: 970-482-6912 or
Sept. 3, Labor Day. No classes for Poudre School District or Colorado State University, banks closed, no USPS delivery.

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