Calendar July 2014

June 27, Historic Red Feather walking tour to Heart Rock. Info:
June 28, Nature Hike, Abbey Retreat House, Abbey of St. Walburga. Info: or 970-472-0612.
June 28-29,
25th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins. (Howes Street and LaPorte Avenue) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fifty-plus breweries serving more than 100 Colorado craft beers. Colorado bands and Colorado sunshine. Info. and tickets:

July 1, Ann Lincoln: Magic and Juggling, Wellington Public Library Summer Reading Program, 10:30 a.m. 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington.
July 3-Sept. 25, Junk in the Trunk Fundraiser, first Thursday of the month only. Pre-registration required. $5 per car $10 per pick-up Info. Rene Lee 970-221-0997.
July 4, Fourth of July activities in Fort Collins include a parade from City Park to Old Town starting at 10 a.m., afternoon and evening musical performances in the park and the traditional City Park fireworks display after dark. Blue Oceans Enterprises and the Richardson Foundation are co-sponsoring the festivities with the City of Fort Collins.
July 4, Global Village Museum, free admission 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Music begins at 4 p.m., Dixieland Jazz 5-7 p.m. Enjoy the music and galleries, then head to City Park on the trolley to see the fireworks.
July 4, Engine Event, Wellington, sponsored by Fry’s Auto Care, Info: Scan or Sam at Fry’s Auto-Care, 970-221-0950, or Jack at 303-638-5255.
July 4, Firekracker 5K Race, City Park, 1500 Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 7:30 a.m. New elite race 8:45 a.m.; kids’ race, 9:15 a.m. $3,000 in prizes. Registration$18-$30 Info and sign up at
July 5, Independence Day Barbecue, Morning Star Community Church, 23628 Red Feather Lakes Road, in RFL Village, 11 a.m. Free. All donations go to children in Cambodia. Info:
July 8-29, Larimer Small Business Development Center, a variety of workshops covering starting a business, bookkeeping, financing, community building, hiring, branding and the power of video. Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Drive #303 Free up to $120. Info:, or 970-498-9295.
July 9, Stars Go Blue, book signing for a new novel by Bellvue author Laura Pritchett, Firehouse Bookstore, Fort Collins 6 p.m. July 9; Matter Bookstore, Fort Collins, 5 p.m. July 13.
July 12, History of Red Feather Greens and Drake Family presentation, Red Feather Historical Society, Info:
July 12, Hike with a Scientist, various times, Chimney Hollow Open Space, not yet open to the public. Data on mammals, plants, butterflies and amphibians. Info:
BioBlitz Fair, Larimer County Natural Resources Administrative Offices, northwest of Carter Lake in Loveland, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Family-friendly. Booths. Learn about BioBlitz. Info: Heather Young 970-619-4489 or
July 15,
Fun in a Bubble, Wellington Public Library Summer Reading Program, 10 a.m., 3800 Wilson Avenue, Wellington.
July 16, Laramie River Ranch Tour and Glendevey Ranch, Red Feather Lakes Historical Society. Info:
July 19, French Nest Open Air Market, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins. Vintage, antique, artisan, hand-made and hand-collected goods. Third Saturday of the month through October.
July 19, “The Secret Garden,” music by Lucy Simon, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m.
July 20, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Flyer 5K, CSU Oval, 8:30 a.m. Pancake breakfast, live music at Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. $25-$30 Info:
July 21, Camp Collins and Colona Township Local History Town Meeting, Cache La Poudre Middle School, 3515 CR 54G, Laporte, 5 p.m. Free. Andrew Creekmore of University of Northern Colorado will discuss Laporte in the 19th century. He is doing field work this summer to locate the site. Bring artifacts, maps and stories. Info:
July 25-7, Carol Ludwig Loyer Memorial Western Art Show, 12 noon-8 p.m. July 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 26, and noon-4 p.m. July 27, Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station. This an inaugural event in memory of long-time Virginia Dale Community Club member and will showcase art of the American West and raise funds for Virginia Dale Overland Stage Station maintenance and restoration. Carol Loyer’s conversations can be heard on
July 26, Human Race, 7 a.m. Civic Center Park, Fort Collins. Half-marathon, 10K, 5K, kids’ race. Race the trolley competition. $20-$55. Info:
July 26, Laramie Enduro Bicycle Ride, 70-mile loop through the Laramie Range, 8,600 feet of climbing. $85. Info:
July 26, Art and History of the American West presentation. Info:
July 29, Wellington Pubic Library Summer Reading Program, Gary Raham: Weird Science, 10:30 a.m., 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington.

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: 970-215-0025.

Looking Ahead
Aug. 2, Senior Law Day presented by Elder Care Network, 8 a.m-3 p.m., Hilton Hotel 425 W. Prospect St. Fort Collins. Help with legal matters related to aging. Wheelchair assistance available. Credit and debit cards accepted. Info: or 970-495-3442.
Aug. 31, Book Tent, Rist Canyon Mountain Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 hardbacks, 50-cent paperbacks. Children’s reading corner, gift baskets. Info. and to donate books: Kristen 970-988-1418.

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