Calendar of Events for July

June 28-July 1, Mounted Shooters of America’s kick-off event, Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena & East Pavilion at The Ranch, the Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Center, Loveland. Saturday Night Superstar competition with a $20,000 cash purse open to the public with performances by Western entertainers Brian Bausch and Gary “Bad Dog” Bennett at 7 p.m., $10 adults, $5 under 17. Info: 970-221-2992,
Through July 1, “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment,” on the lawn at Columbine Health Systems, Centre Avenue and Worthington Street, Fort Collins, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m., Sundays 5 p.m., doors open one hour before performance, tickets $14-$27. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and picnic dinner for a rip-roaring tale of high-seas adventure, presented by OpenStage Theatre & Co. Tickets and info:, 970-221-6730.
Through July 8, “Buffalo Gal,” Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $15-$22. Ticket proceeds on June 28 donated to Rist Canyon Fire Department. Info: 970-498-8949.
Through July 21, “Beads and Baskets: Universal Expressions of Culture,” Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 6-9 p.m. first Friday of each month, admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 ages 3 through 12, under 3 free (tickets half-price for First Friday). Info: 970-221-4600 or
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.
July 3, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m. Info:
July 3, 10, 16, 23 & 30, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
July 4, Independence Day. America turns 236 today. Banks and government offices closed, no mail delivery. No use of private fireworks allowed in Larimer County.
July 5, Thursday Night Live concert series, Old Town Stage in downtown Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m., free. Tonight’s band: Manabi Salsa Band. Info:
July 7, Veterans and Independence Day Celebration, Red Feather Lakes Community Park, 2 p.m. Bluegrass band, jumping house for children, selling hot-dogs, chips and pop for sale. Info: 970-690-5007.
July 7, 14, 21, & 28, 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.
July 8, The Music Circle, Bellvue Grange, 4 to 7 p.m., free. Community play-along for recreational musicians. Info:
July 9, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or
July 10 & 24, Wellington Food Bank, Wellington Community Church, 8445 Third St., 2 to 3 p.m. Bring proof of income and address. Info: 970-568-9301 (Zion Lutheran Church) or 970-568-9220.
July 10, 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.
July 10 & 24, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946,
July 10 & 24, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
July 11, 18 & 25 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
July 11, 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,
July 12, Thursday Night Live concert series, Old Town Stage in downtown Fort Collins, 7-10:30 p.m., free. Tonight’s bands: ZARO and Beats Noir. Info:
July 14, Fort Collins Jazz Experience Downtown Sessions, two stages of continuous jazz jams from local and regional groups, Old Town Square and Oak Street Plaza, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., free, sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. Info:
July 17, 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:
July 19, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info:
July 19, Thursday Night Live concert series, Old Town Stage in downtown Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m., free. Tonight’s band: Jeff Finlin. Info:
July 21, Free Children’s Fishing Day, West Lake Day Use Area, County Road 74E, Red Feather Lakes, starting at 8 a.m. For children 15 and under and their families. Sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain Flycasters-Trout Unlimited, Soaring Eagle Ecology Center, American land and Leisure and US Forest Service. Info:
July 22, Cache La Poudre Annual Class Reunion, American Legion Hall, 2124 County Road 54G (Hwy. 287), noon. The all-school reunion or anyone who attended CLP. The classes of 1942 will be for 70 years, 1952 for 60 years, and 1962 for 50 years. Bring a covered dish to share. Info: K. Arlene Snider, 970-988-9958; Peggy Simpson, 970-482-6069; DeAnne Hewett, 970-484-4256;Nancy Aragon, 970-278-0643; Dick Vanorsdal, 970-484-1256; Lou Garten, 970-222-7706.
July 22, 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.
July 23-29, Full Closure of Mason Street between Cherry and Laurel streets in Fort Collins. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be replacing tracks around the clock as part of the Mason Corridor project, and all intersections will be closed. Rolling closures will begin July 16 and continue through Aug. 3. Access to businesses and restaurants through Howes Street, College Avenue or alleys. Info: 970-221-6521,
July 25, Citizens’ meeting with Commissioner Lew Gaiter III, Buckeye Community Center, W. County Road 80, 6 p.m. Info:
July 25, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7:30 p.m. Info: 970-568-9818,
July 26, Thursday Night Live concert series, Old Town Stage in downtown Fort Collins, 7-9 p.m., free. Tonight’s band: Howling Moon Travelers. Info:
July 29, 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
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. 10-12, NewWestFest, Old Town Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 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,

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