Calendar of Events for March 2013

March 1-16, “Amadeus,” OpenStage Theatre, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia. tickets and info. 221-6730.

March 1, 2, 16, 23, 30 “Dinner Detective,” Interactive murder mystery. Midtown Arts Theatre, 3750 S. Mason St, 6:15 p.m. tickets and info. 970-221-2555

March 1-14, Great Plates of Fort Collins, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 35 downtown restaurants offer $25 dinner specials. Breakfast specials at participating restaurants for $2.50. To support Larimer County Food Bank.

March 1-3, “Mariela in the Desert,” Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St. Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee, 2:30. Cost: $12-$24. Call 970-498-8949 for tickets.

March 2 and 9, Hunter Education class offered in Fort Collins. $10. info. and registration, 970-484-6710.

March 2, Maxwell Hughes, singer-songwriter, dinner and show at Bellvue Bean, Rist Canyon Road. tickets; single $17, couple $30. Info: 970-484-0511.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Be Local Winter Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh, nutritious, locally grown and produced products. info. at 970-291-3382.

March 3, The Folsom Society (National Society Children of the American Revolution) meeting, 2-4 p.m. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins. Group meets first Sunday of each month, Sept. to May. Call Society president, Carolyn at 970-482-0025 with questions.

March 3-6, Firefighting preacher Rick Barton will speak at a special firefighter/EMS appreciation service, 6:30 p.m. at Livermore Community Church. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. RSVP appreciated: 970-493-9081.

March 5, Mac Computer User Group, 2 p.m. Stenzel Room, Red Feather Lakes Community Library. Use a Mac computer? Meet like-minded people in a monthly support group. Feel free to bring your laptop.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, Water Color Society, 8 a.m. Red Feather Lakes Library Stenzel Room. Everyone invited. Bring your project, questions and experience.

March 5, Wellington’s Leads Group Round Table, 7:30 a.m. Taco John’s, 7910 6th Street in Wellington. Speaker this month is Jacob Castillo with the Larimer County Workforce Center. $10. Free for Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce members. Info: 307-214-2270.

March 6, 20 Nature Notes Club meeting. Journal in the vein of Leopold or Muir-some easy walking. 3-hour program. Dress for the weather and bring journaling supplies. Info: Heather 970-679-4489 for details.

March 6, Saint Joseph Catholic School’s Operation Soup Bowl, a bread and soup lunch to fight hunger. 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Parish, 300 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. Info: 970-484-1171.

March 7, Citizen meetings with County Commissioners, 7:30 a.m., T-Bar Inn, 3803 Cleveland Ave., Wellington. 12 p.m. Red Feather lakes Library, 71 Fire House Lane

March 7, “Legally Blonde,” Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins. Musical comedy based on Hollywood blockbuster of the same name, written by Northern Colorado’s own Heather Hach. Feel good story, fabulous score, eye-popping dance numbers. Rated PG. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. nights. Doors open 6 p.m., show at 7:30. Cost-$49-$59. Call 970-225-2555 for tickets.

March 7, Thursdays through April 11, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” 3:30 p.m., Parkwood Estates, 2201 S. Lemay Ave. Offers caregivers tools to increase self-confidence, reduce stress, communicate feelings, and find helpful local resources. Contact: Lynette McGowan, caregiver support coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, 970-498-7758,

March 8, Goodtimes Dance Club, monthly ballroom dance with live big band music. Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. 8-11 p.m. $16 a couple $9 single. Reservations required. Info: 970-667-9398,

March 9, 16, 23, 30, Be Local Northern Colorado Winter Farmers Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 970-219-3382,

March 10, Daylight Savings Time resumes.

March 12, 26 Tiny Trekkers at the Loveland Library. A morning of crafts, stories, fun facts, and outside time, weather permitting for toddlers and parents. One hour. Parent must attend. No registration required. Info: 970-679-4489.

March 12, Red Feather Lakes Writers Group, 2 p.m. Stenzel Room, Red Feather Lakes Community Library.

March 13, Virginia Dale Community Club, 1-3:30 p.m. Info: Sylvia Garafalo, 870-495-1828.

March 16, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 10 a.m., Old Town Square, Fort Collins. Followed at noon with a party– music, food, and beverages in Old Town Square.

March 16, St. Patrick’s Day Dance to benefit Livermore Community Hall, 7:30 p.m. Music by “Barely Gettin’By” adults $10, couples $18, children 6-12, $4, 5 and under free. Info: 221-0997. 2 miles west of Hwy 287 on Red Feather Lakes Road (74E), Potluck at the Livermore Community Hall at 5:30 p.m. OR Dinner-dance package: Dinner at Western Ridge Resort, Gate 1, Glacier View Meadows, 11.5 miles west of 287 on CR 74E. Dinner-dance package $22 a person, $40 a couple. Info: 970-482-4401.

March 16, 17, Bake sale and silent auction, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wandering Moose Restaurant, Red Feather Lakes, to assist Sharon Cooper, Herb Cooper’s widow, with medical and unexpected expenses. Info: Helen Bowlin, 970-881-2588

March 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

March 19, LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee, 7-9 p.m. West Fort Collins Water District, 2711 Overland Trail, Laporte.

March 20, First day of Spring.

March 21, Citizen meeting with Larimer County Commissioner, 7:30 a.m., Dazbog Coffee, 401 Mason St.

March 21, Mountain Women Readers Book Club, 9 a.m. Info: Julie Burness, 970-221-0295.

March 23, Michael Kirkpatrick, rock-folk-singer-songwriter, dinner and show, Bellvue Bean, Rist Canyon Road. tickets: single $27, couple $50. Info: 970-484-0051.

March 22,23,24, Fifty-second Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Thomas M. McKee 4-H Youth and Community Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds. $4 daly or $7 for 3-day pass. Students 12-18 with ID $1, under 12 free. Info: or 970-493-6168

March 26, Passover.

March 26, Waverly Advisory Committee meeting, 7:30 p.m., Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Rd. 15. Agendas of upcoming meetings and accepted minutes of past meetings available at Waverly Community website: Info: 970-568-9818

March 27, Citizen meeting with Larimer County Commissioner, 6 p.m., The Forks Food ‘n Fuel, Hwy 287 and Red Feather Lakes Road, Livermore

March 30 through April 27, “Noises Off,” Tony award-winning play-within-a play. Backstage antics of a bumbling touring company. OpenStage Theatre, Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia St., 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. info. and tickets, Lincoln Center box office, 970-221-6730.

March 31, Easter Sunday.

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 non-addicts. Info: 970-282-8079. Food ‘n Fuel, northwest corner of U.S. Highway 287 and County road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road), 6 p.m. Info: 970-498-7150.

Looking ahead

April 6, Wellington 9Health Fair, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Wellington Community Church, 8445 3rd St., Wellington. Open to everyone 18 and over.

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