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Oct. 31, Celebrate Halloween, children up to sixth grade trick or treat down Wellington’s Main Street and beyond, 3-5 p.m. Meet at Centennial Park downtown afterwards for Halloween Costume Contest. Age groups newborn through 9th grade and up. First, second and third prizes for cutest, scariest and most unique costumes. Well-behaved pets also get prizes. If the weather is bad, meet at Leeper Center instead.
Oct. 31, CSU Ninth Annual “spooky” organ concert by students, faculty, guest musicians. Performances at 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts, 2400 Remington St., Fort Collins. CSUArtsTickets.com.
Nov. 1, Annual meeting, Waverly Community Group, Turning Point, Waverly School, 10431 NCR 15, 10 a.m Info: Jan Kroeger, chair, email@example.com or 970-568-7619. All ccommunity members are welcome.
Nov. 1, Wellington Reservoir closes to allow for reconstruction and reclamation. Existing fish and trees to be removed from the site. Project will take two to three years to complete. Info: Scott Hummer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-568-3612.
Nov. 3, “Take charge of you money matters” Free class by Laurel Cubin, Larimer County Director, CSU Extension, 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m. 1525 Blue Spruce St., Fort Collins. Registration required: call Chloe Leipzig 970-498-6018 to register.
Nov. 3, Civil War Roundtable, “Looking at the American Civil War from Over a Thousand Miles Away,” by Henry Weisser, 1 p.m., Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins. Info: Carolyn Andrews at 970-225-2767.
Nov. 1, “Celebrate NoCo Art,” show/sale, Northern Colorado Artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 West County Road 54G, LaPorte. Pottery, jewelry, paintings, fused glass, wood-turned bowls, tie-dye, walking sticks, birdhouses, yarn arts. Free admission. Info: email@example.com or 970-310-3092.
Nov. 2, The Folsom Society, N.S.C.A.R. (National Society Children of the American Revolution) monthly meeting, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 Lemay, Fort Collins, 2-4 p.m. Info: Carolyn at 970-482-0025.
Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends. Set clocks back one hour.
Nov. 4, Election Day.
Nov. 4, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, Round Table Meeting, Taco Johns, 7910 Sixth St., Wellington, 7:30 a.m. Guest speaker Sandra Smyser, Poudre School District Superintendent, “What Poudre School District Sees in Growth for Wellington Schools.” Info: William Griffiths at 970-494-5291.
Nov. 4, “Building a Business Plan,” 3-part series, Larimer Small Business Development Center, 3-3 hr. sessions, $120, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Drive #303 register online at www.LarimerSBDC.org Info: 970-498-9295.
Nov. 5, “Basics of Bookkeeping,” Larimer Small Business Development Center, Rocky Muntain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr., Fort Collins. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. $50 register at www.LarimerSBDC.org. Info: 970-498-9295
Nov. 6, “Moon Over My Open Space,” moonlit walk, Devil’s Backbone Open Space to learn about full beaver moon as beavers prepare for winter, 5 p.m. Devil’s Backbone Open Space, easy two-hour hike. Free. Registration required at larimer.org/NRregistration. Info: 970-619-4489.
Nov 7, Annual Red Feather Lakes Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., POA building. Sponsored by the Mountain Lions Club of Red Feather Lakes who invite you to save a life. Info: 970-495-8965. Nov. 7, Tibetan Losel Doll Collection opening, Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 6-9 p.m., half price during Friday Gallery Walk. Free VIP reception for members and members-to-be, 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 7 Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-221-4600.
Nov. 8, Tenth Annual Crossroads Safehouse Gala, “A Sapphire and Silver Celebration,” Hilton Hotel, Fort Collins. Kira Kazantsev, 2015 Miss America, a domestic abuse survivor, will speak. Individual tickets $150, tables $1,500. purchase online at www.crossroadssafehouse.org/10thannualgala or call 970-530-2353 (by Oct. 31 to reserve a table.)
Nov. 9, Fort Collins Reads presents National Book Award winner, Colum McCann, author of “Let the Great World Spin,” 2 p.m. Hilton Hotel, Fort Collins. General admission, $10. Info: fortcollinsreads.com.
Nov. 11, Veterans Day Nov. 12, Virginia Dale Community Club, monthly meeting 1 p.m. Contact Sylvia Garofalo at 970-495-1828 for location.
Nov. 12, TAXES “Get Informed and Organized Now,” 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Larimer Small Business Development Center, Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320,. E. Vine Dr.$50. register at www.Larimer SBDC.org Info: 970-498-9295.
Nov. 14, Veterans Day Mass, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 300 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 9:15 a.m. Eighth graders at the school will honor veterans. A reception will follow the mass. All denominations welcome. Veterans encouraged to dress in uniform and meet at the church entrance at 9 a.m. RSVP to Lydia Olsen at 970-482-1171 x272 or e-mail email@example.com. Info: Karen Gogela at 970 484-1171.
Nov. 14, “So You Want to Start a Business, Larimer Small Business Development Center, Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $20. register at www.LarimerSBDC.org. Info: 970-498-9295.
Nov. 15, “Growing up at Arrowhead Lodge” by members of the Case family, fall luncheon meeting of The Pioneer Association of Fort Collins, at Elks Lodge, 1424 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, visiting-11:15-11:45 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m. For reservations call Bonnie Crane at 970-226-4984 by 5 p.m. Nov. 10.
Nov. 16, Holiday Kickoff Concert, “Harmony Fields,” family group with a variety of instruments, 1 p.m. Chapel in the Pines, Red Feather Lakes. Church at 11 a.m. followed by a Thanksgiving potluck. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 17, Colorado Mountain Club, Fort Collins Group, new/prospective member meeting, 7-8:30 Harmony Library (Shields/Harmony). For new members and people thinking of joining CMC. Presentation discusses activities and opportunities available to Fort Collins CMC members and covers how local and state websites can enhance membership. New members and people considering joining encouraged to attend. Info: email@example.com.
Nov. 18, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Round Table Meeting, Wellington Housing Authority, 3914 Roosevelt St., Wellington, 8 a.m.
Nov. 19, “Planning and Building an Effective Website, Larimer Small Business Development Center, Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr., 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. $50. register at www.LarimerSBDC.org Info: 970-49-9295.
Nov. 19, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee Meeting, Kinzli Team at ReMax office, 4006 Cleveland Ave., Wellington, 3 p.m.
Nov. 19, Waverly Community Board, regular monthly meeting, Turning Point, Waverly School, 10431 NCR 15. All community members welcome. Minutes available at www.waverlycommunity.org. Info: 970-568-7619.
Nov. 20, “Make It Official,: Larimer Small Business Development Center, Rocky Mountain Innosphere, 320 E. Vine Dr. 8-10 a.m., $30. register at www.Larimer SBDC.org. Info: 970-498-9295.
Nov. 27, Celebrate Thanksgiving Day.
Nov. 27, 21st Annual Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day run, downtown Fort Collins, 4-mile run/walk, Kids Gobble Gobble starts at Oak St. Plaza, 8:45, free, 1/3 of a mile, followed by run/walk at 9 a.m. Sign up online at fctdayrun.com. Rates go up Nov. 16.
Nov. 27, Pelican Lakes Turkey Trot, Windsor 5k and 5 mile options, early registration by Nov. 10 Info. and registration: http:ll2014pelicanlakesturkeytrot.eventbrite.com.
Nov. 28, “Black Friday,” free day at Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Discounts in the museum shop on that day.
Nov. 29, “Thanksgiving Tooth Climb,” to Horsetooth Falls. Moderate hike, Free, $6 day use fee per vehicle. Registration required at Larimer.org/NRegistration. Approximately 3 hours. Info: 970-619-4489.
Dec. 1, “Take charge of you money matters” Free class by Laurel Cubin, Larimer County Director, CSU Extension, 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m. 1525 Blue Spruce St., Fort Collins. Registration required: call Chloe Leipzig 970-498-6018 to register.
Dec. Larimer Small Business Development Center events–Dec. 3 “So You Want to Start a Business?” Dec. 9- “I Need Financing, What Now?” Dec. 10, “Make It Official.” Info: www.LarimerSBDC.org or info@LarimerSBDC.org. or 970-498-9295.
Dec. 5-6, Fifth Annual Just in Time Art Show, 1154 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jewelry, pottery, paintings, glass, woodworks, greeting cards, sun catchers, children’s books.
Dec. 6, “Festoonery” Artisan Market Sale, 2403 Dallas Creek Court, Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dec. 6, Seventh Annual Jingle Bell Run/walk, 5K, CSU Oval. To benefit Arthritis Foundation. Rates go up Nov. 1. Register at JingleBellRunNorthernColorado.org.
Jan 24, 2015, Third Annual Front Range Freeze: Sweaty Sweater 5k run/walk and Polar Plunge, 10 a.m. Horsetooth Reservoir, put on by Green Events.