Calendar of events for March 2014

Calendar for March 2014

Feb. 28, Peace Corps Week Celebration, Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 4-6 p.m. Free. Info: Erica Wrona at

Mar. 1, Second Annual CSA Fair, Opera Galleria, downtown Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community members meet local farmers and select a Community Supported Agriculture program that meets their needs.

Mar. 1, Storytime at the Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 11 a.m. Visit the exhibits with your child after the story to make the connection to India–the country and its cultures.

Mar. 1, “The Best Little Mardi Gras in Fort Collins,” 8-11 p.m., Fort Collins Hilton. Rock and roll band After the Fire will perform to benefit The Geller Center. Dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, games of chance. Costumes optional, but there’s a contest with prize of a weekend getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Tickets $25. Info: or 970-482-8487.

Mar. 2, Folsom Society, N.S.C.A.R, (National Society of Children of the American Revolution) meets 2-4 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave. Info: 970-482-0025.

Mar. 4, Tiny Trekkers at the Loveland Library for 2-5 year-olds. Crafts, stories, fun facts, outside time, weather permitting. One hour. Parent must attend. Free. sign up at Info: Heather at 970-619-4489.

Mar. 4, Walt Elish of Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation will speak at Round Table meeting of Wellington’s Leads Group, 7:30 a.m., Taco John’s, 7910 Sixth St., Wellington Info: Mary McCaffrey 970-682-5252.

Mar. 6,Public/Private Partnerships that Support Business Growth, free roundtable presented by Larimer County Workforce Center, 8-9:30 a.m., 810 E. 10th St., Loveland Police Services Building. An introduction to current incentives, services and grant opportunities that may impact competitiveness and bottom line for businesses. Register at

Mar. 6, 7, CSU Choirs and Chamber Orchestra Concert, Haydn’s “The Creation,” Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. or 970-491-2787.

Mar. 8, Reduced Cost Health Options, free presentation, Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St., Fort Collins, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A program of Health District of Northern Colorado. Info: 970-472-0444 or

Mar. 8, Free Poultry Seminar, 10-11 a.m., Ranch-Way Feeds, 546 Willow St., Fort Collins. Megan Smith, nutritional services, Ranch-Way Feeds and Sarah Millonig, poultry program specialist at CSU, speakers. Snacks and drinks provided. Free parking. Info: 970-482-1662 or Ross at

Mar. 8 and 22, Be Local Winter Farmers Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, local meat, dairy, handcrafted items.

Mar. 9, Daylight Savings Time begins.

Mar. 11, Insider Tips for High School Success from Those in the Know, 6-7:30 p.m., Cache La Poudre Middle School Media Center. Open to 6th, 7th, 8th graders, parents, guardians, grandparents. High school student/parent panel, discussion and refreshments. Learn what awaits in high school and how to excel there.

Mar. 12, Virginia Dale Community Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m. For information and location call Sylvia Garofalo 970-495-1828.

Mar. 12, 13, 18, 19, 25, 26, Larimer Small Business Development Center courses. Effective Website, Starting a Business, Public Relations, Business Plans. For details: 970-498-9295.

Mar. 13, “Mercy Killers”, 7 p.m. Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins. This play examines how the U.S. healthcare crisis affects ordinary families in America. tickets: suggested donation of $10.

Mar. 15, “Moon Over My Open Space”, moonlit walk with volunteer naturalist at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland off Hwy. 34. Look for nighttime critters and learn about owls. 6:30 p.m. Two-hour hike rated easy. Free. Registration required at Dress for the weather. Bring water. Info.: Heather at 970-619-4489.

Mar. 15,Sixty-sixth Annual State Conference of The Folsom Society, National Society of Children of the American Revolution, 1-3 p.m., Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay, Fort Collins. Info: 970-482-0025.

Mar. 15, Sixteenth Annual Sharin’ “O” The Green 5k Run/Walk. Info: Green.aspx.

Mar. 15-16, Ranch Sorting Clinic and RSNC Sorting, CSU, B. W. Pickett Equine Center, 701 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins. Pre-register before March 10 at or by mail to P.O. Box 1, Wellington, CO 80549 Info: Wolfe Productions,, 970-897-2901.

Mar. 17, St. Patrick’s Day.

Mar. 19, Rocky Mountain Flycasters chapter of Trout Unlimited meeting featuring Marty Bartholomew, famed angler, fly-tier and author, 6:30 p.m. Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Fly-tying demonstration at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Info:

Mar. 22, Lenten Retreat Day, Abbey of St. Walburga, retreat house, 1029 Benedictine Way, Virginia Dale. Info: or 970-472-0612.

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

Mar. 29, “Twig Out!”Join naturalist Paul Alaback to identify trees and shrubs in winter at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, west of Loveland off Hwy. 34. Two-hour easy hike. Wear appropriate layers and footwear, bring snacks and water. Free. Register at Info.: Heather 970-619-4489.


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, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, between 6 and 9 p.m.

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.

Mar. 22, Fifty-fifth Annual Larimer County 4-H Carnival, First National Bank Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds. Advance tickets $1 from any Larimer County 4-H member. Tickets can be exchanged for five booth tickets at the carnival and are entries for door prizes. Proceeds to Larimer County 4-H Foundation. Info: Rod or Beth Johnson, 970-667-1112 or Adam Barnhart, 970-612-1515.

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

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