Calendar of events for Feb. 2014

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Feb. 1-March 13, registration for 16th Annual Sharin’ O’ the Green 5k run/walk on March 15. For information and registration details see: http://partners

Feb. 2, Folsom Society, National Society Children of the America Revolution monthly meeting, 2-4 p.m. Contact Carolyn at 970-482-0025 for location.

Feb. 3, “Take Charge of your Money Matters,” CSU Extension, Larimer County, 1525 Blue Spruce, Fort Collins, 9-11 a.m. or 3-5 p.m. Learn to use 10 practical tools including a spending plan, paying less interest on debts and getting your credit report. Presented by Laurel Kubin, CSU Extension-Larimer County Director. Free. Registration required. Contact Sam Leonard 970-498-6018 to register.

Feb. 4 “Looking to the Future of Colorado Agriculture,” Kathay Rennels, director of economic development, CSU, Wellington Leads Group round table meeting, 7:30 a.m. Taco John’s, 7910 S. Sixth St., Wellington. Sponsored by Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Feb. 5 “Health Care Options for Your Small Business,” presentation. One-on-one guidance available, breakfast included, 7:45- 11 a.m., 200 Oak St., Fort Collins, first floor hearing room. Pre-register for free at Limited seating.

Feb. 7, First Friday Old Town Gallery Walk, Fort Collins, 6-9 p.m.

Feb. 7, 8, Eleventh Annual Dulcimer Festival Concert, 7-9:30 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1200 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins. Info:

Feb. 8, 15, 22 Be Local Winter Farmers Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, local meat and dairy products, handcrafted gifts. Info: 658-5198 or belocalnc\.org\wintermarkets.

Feb. 11, “Animal Handling and Animal Welfare,” nationally-known CSU professor Dr. Temple Grandin will speak at the first session of the CSU Beef Management Systems Cow College, 6:30 p.m. CSU Agricultural Research Development and Education Center, Taylor Conference Center, 4482 East County Road 56, Fort Collins Info: 970-491-6233, 970-222-0684, cell or

Feb. 12, Finals of the annual Colorado State University Symphony Orchestra concerto competition, 7:30 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Info: or 970-491-2787.

Feb. 13-15, Third Annual Love + Light to Light-Up Loveland Art Show, 6-9 p.m. each night at Loveland Feed and Grain Building, 130 W. Third St. in downtown Loveland. Artists and photographers will transform spaces using light to attain one-of-kind artistic expression. $5. Info: Megan Tracy, 970-673-6252 or

Feb. 14, Love and All That Jazz Valentine Swing Dance and Silent Auction, presented by Foothills Pops Band, Fort Collins Hilton, 424 W. Prospect Rd., doors open at 7 p.m., event at 7:30 p.m. Tickets in advance, $15, $30 per couple, at the door $20, $40 per couple available at Lincoln Center box office, 417 W. Magnolia online: or by phone at 970-221-6730. Ticket price includes coffee and dessert. Cash bar available. (No surcharge for tickets if purchased in person at box office. Phone and online surcharges apply. Special dinner packages available through Fort Collins Hilton, 970-482-2626.

Feb. 14, Cowboy Hearts Community Square Dance, a free family event, 7-9 p.m., Wellington Fire Hall, 8130 Third St. Info: Town hall, 970-568-3381 or

Feb. 15, deadline for downtown businesses to respond to Downtown Revitalization and Main Street Project Needs Assessment Survey. The survey will be used to develop a downtown business strategy. Businesses may submit online: http://goo.glWGLx7G

Feb. 15, Heart Beats Gala, fundraiser for Complete Equestrian Vaulters, 6 p.m. Adams Atkinson Arena, 735 Overland Trail Drive in Fort Collins. See Roamin’the Range for details.

Feb. 15, Passion for Food Workshop, McKee 4-H building at The Ranch in Loveland. The workshop is for anyone with a desire to grow plants or raise animals for economic gain, self-sustainability or the sheer pleasure of producing their own products. Colorado State University Extension is teaming with the NRCS, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, the University of Wyoming and West Greeley Conservation District to offer this workshop.Topics include raising bees, backyard fruit production, growing hops, brewing your own beer and wine, producing high-quality goat milk for the home dairy, weed management, bread making, soil basics, organic insect management and more. For the complete workshop schedule and to register, visit
$45 cost per person includes lunch. Registration deadline February 8. For info. and online registration: Karen Crumbaker, 970-498-6003 or

Feb. 15, Thirteenth Annual Valentine Dance, Livermore Community Hall, 2-miles west of the junction County Road 74E and U.S. 287, 7:30 p.m. See Roamin’ the Range for details.

Feb. 15, Pioneer Association of Fort Collins meeting, Elks Lodge, 1424 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 11:15 a.m., lunch served at 11:45. Annual pioneer of the year award and memorial service. For reservations call Bonnie Crane 970-226-4984 by Tuesday, Feb. 10. Guests welcome.

Feb, 18, “How to Save More Cows at Calving Time,” Dr. Bob Mortimer, CSU Cow College, session two, 6:30 p.m. CSU Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center, Taylor Conference Center, 4482 East County Road 56. Info: Jack Whittier, 970-970-491-6233, 970-222-0684, cell or

Feb. 19, American Sewing Guild meeting, Allnutt Family Center, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, 7 p.m. Show and tell. Info: 970-232-9683 or

Feb.21, 24-28, Cache La Poudre Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 24-28, 3511 W. County Rd. 54G, LaPorte. Community and family event, tours of remodeled school, fund-raising dinner, read-alouds, kids’ door prizes, Friday Feb. 21- 4-7 p.m.. Fair also open 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27. Books on sale include award-winning titles, new releases, adult best sellers from more than 100 publishers. Funds raised will purchase books and other needed school items.

Feb. 22, CSU Honor Band Concert with guest conductor John Lynch, 3 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Features Colorado’s finest high school musicians. $5 general admission. Info: or 970-491-2787.

Feb. 25, “Cost Effective Cow Nutrition for Optimum Productivity in Cow-Calf Herds,” Dr. Jason Ahola and Dr. Jack Whittier, session three, CSU Cow College, Agricultural Research Development and Education Center, Taylor Conference Center, 4482 East County Road 56, Fort Collins. Info: Jack Whittier, 970-491-6233, 970-222-0684 cell, or

Feb. 26, Waverly Community Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15. All members of the Waverly community are welcome. Info: 970-568-9818. Community website

Feb. 26, Jazz Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Info: or 970-491-2787.

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: 970-215-7907 or

Third Friday of every month, half-price admission to Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 6-9 p.m., 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins.

Looking Ahead
Oct. 16-18, Save the date: Poudre High School 50th Anniversary Celebration. All alumni and family welcome. Please send your contact information to to receive more details and updates.