Calendar of events, April 2014

Calendar, April 2014

Mar. 27, Introductory meeting to determine interest in forming a band to play in the Wellington Fourth of July Parade, 7 p.m. Leeper Center in Wellington. Dust off your horn, flute or drums and think marches, patriotic music and the national anthem. Let’s get some music into our parade this year! Info: Town Hall 970-568-3381 or

March 28, 29, 30, Fifty-third Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Thomas M. McKee 4-H Community Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds. 4-8 p.m. Mar. 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mar. 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mar. 30. Admission $7. Info:

Apr. 4, A reception for the artists, open to the public, Portraits 2014 Exhibit, Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. “Connections through Portraiture” talk by juror Amy Arbus, 5 p.m. RSVP: Exhibit closes Apr. 5.

Apr. 5, Be Local Winter Framers Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, local meat, dairy, handcrafted items.

Apr. 5, Sixth Annual Wellington 9Healthfair, 7-11 a.m., Wellington Community Church. Free and low-cost health screenings. Info: or call 970-568-7410.

Apr. 7, Civil War Roundtable, 1 p.m. Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, “The River War,” talk by Dick Erickson. Info: Carolyn Andrews 970-225-2767.

Apr. 9, Virginia Dale Community Club meeting, 1 p.m. Contact Sylvia Garfalo at 970-495-1828 for meeting place.

Apr. 12, Canyon Concert Ballet, 35th Anniversary Gala, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, April 12 at 7 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. New and re-staged works from the past 35 years of CCB performances. Tickets $12 to $25 at Lincoln Center Box Office, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins or visit

Apr. 12, “Dancing Across India,” Maya Jairam, 2 p.m. Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave, Fort Collins. Free to members, $5 for non-members.

Apr. 17, The Taste! Celebrate food, wine and a passion for helping the hungry, 6-9 p.m. Hilton Hotel, 425 W. Prospect St., Fort Collins. Local restaurants, chefs and breweries contribute fabulous food and drink to support the Food Bank of Larimer County. Music and silent auction with local products, services and artwork. Tickets on sale now. VIP $100, general admission $65. Purchase online at Info: Amy Pezzani, 970-443-0206

Apr.19-May 17, Fourth Annual Larimer County Young Entrepreneur Tournament, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m, Larimer County Workforce Center, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins. Now enrolling participants ages 12-18. To apply go to Info: Andrew Minor, or 970-619-4653.

Apr. 20, He Is Risen, River of Life Church, 3161 E. County Road 62E, Wellington. Services at 8:30-10:15 a.m.> Info:

Apr. 23, Waverly Community Board meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road. 15. All community members welcome to attend. Agendas and minutes available at Info: Deborah Parker 970-443-3931

Apr. 23, “Celebrating a Century of Community Heroes,” 5:30 p.m., Hilton Hotel, 425 W. Prospect St., Fort Collins. The American Red Cross celebrates 100 years of service in Colorado. Special focus on heroes of the past year who helped during the flood emergency. Program will reflect on a century of service and a look to the future. Tickets $75. Info: Isis DiLoreti at or 970-682-1326.

Apr. 25, Bellvue-born Songdogs perform at Washington’s Sports Bar and Grill, 132 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins 8-8:45 p.m. Part of the Fort Collins Music eXperience festival. All ages welcome. Tickets:

Apr. 25, “Meet the Women in Politics in Larimer County,” 7-8:30 p.m., Council Tree Library, 2733 Council Tree Ave., Fort Collins. Free and informal. Sponsored by Women Awaken, League of Women Voters and Emerge Colorado. Info:

Apr. 26, “India for a Song,” musical performance, 2 p.m. Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Free to members, $5 for non-members.

Apr. 26, “Celebrate NoCo Art,” art show and sale of works by Northern Colorado artists, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. County Road 54G, LaPorte. Pottery, sculpture jewelry, paintings, fused glass, wood-turned bowls, tie dye, walking sticks, bird houses, yarn arts. Info: 970-310-3092.

Looking ahead

May 3, 4, Livermore 2014 Craft Fair, May 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 4, noon to 4 p.m., Livermore Community Hall. Just in time for Father’s Day, graduation and wedding gifts. Lunch available. Livermore Women’s Club will have a bake sale. All items are made by the vendor. Books by local authors. Livermore Hall is 2 miles west of U.S. 287 on Red Feather Lakes Road. (74E) Info: 970-221-0997.

May 3, 9Health Fair, Red Feather Lakes, 7-11 a.m., Firehouse Lane, Red Feather Lakes Village. Low-cost blood screenings include blood chemistry, blood count, vitamin D, hemoglobin A1C, PSA. Free hearing, vision, eye, bone and oral health, pulse oximetry and blood pressure. Info: for details. Online registration available for blood screenings and colon-cancer kits. Info: Judy Viola, 970-218-9685.

May 17, Spring Swing, Fire Barn, Red Feather Lakes Village, annual fundraiser and quilt raffle for RFL Elementary School PTO. Dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Quilt drawing 7 p.m. Tickets at RFL Library, Trading Post, Pot Belly, Ama Doodles Coffee and Gifts, Western Ridge Restaurant, RF Super and Archers Poudre River Resort.


April through September, Rockie Mountain Saddle Club show season. Nine events to be held in Wellington, at McGraw Arena (formerly Folley’s) just north of County Road 70 (I-25 exit 281-Owl Canyon) on County Road 11. Open to all horse enthusiasts. Affordable and fun for the whole family. Contact: or like on Facebook (Rockie Mountain Saddle Club) More info: Leslie Scott 970-222-5257.

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: 970215-7907.

First Sunday of the month through May. Meeting of the Folsom Society, National Society of Children of the American Revolution. 2-4 p.m. Info: 970-482-0025.

Looking Ahead

May 10, Poudre RiverFest, Legacy and Lee Martinez Parks, 7.a.m.-7 p.m. Submit application to exhibit now. Booths, learn about on-going research, bird walks, youth activities 10 a.m-2 p.m. Free conservation information, music, food and beer. Free. 2-8 p.m.

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