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Dec. 3, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church holiday craft fair, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., benefits preschool program. Info: 970-484-3133.
Dec. 3, Annual holiday brunch for Fort Collins branch of the American Association of University Women, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St., 9:30 a.m. Cost $5. Info: 970-484-6710.
Dec. 3, Crafty Holiday Ideas workshop at The Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. For ages 6 through adult, featuring hands-on crafts, decorations, gift-wrapping and other fun holiday ideas through repurposing reusable materials. Free, but registration is required; children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 970-498-5772, or email
Dec. 3, 10, 17, & 31, 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.
Dec. 4, Folsom Society, National Society of the Children of the American Revolution, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 2000 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins, 2 to 4 p.m. Christmas party. Info: 970-482-0025.
Dec. 4, 11, & 18, Breakfast at American Legion Post No. 4, 2124 County Road 54G (Hwy. 287),
LaPorte, open to the public, 8 to 10 a.m. Info: 970-484-0418.
Dec. 5, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 970-225-2767.
Dec. 5, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26 Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Dec. 6, Colorado Gives Day, 24 hours of online philanthropy in support of the state’s nonprofit organizations. Donations accepted beginning at midnight at; last year’s drive raised more than $8.7 million, with 100 percent going to charity. Info: or 720-898-5900.
Dec. 6, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Info:
Dec. 6 & 20, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-568-3381.
Dec. 6 & 20, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946,
Dec. 6 & 20, 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 568-9220.
Dec. 7, Public hearing on a proposed campsite fee increase at Hermit Park Open Space from $20 per night to $24 in 2012, Larimer County Courthouse, 200 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Hearing will be broadcast on cable, Channel 14 in Fort Collins and Channel 16 in north county areas, and online at Info: 970-498-7010.
Dec. 7, 14, 21, & 28 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Dec. 10 & 17, Be Local Winter Market, Opera Galleria, 123 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for winter vegetables and artisan food products. Info: 970-219-3382.
Dec. 11, Goodtimes Dance Club monthly dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Live big band music. $15 per couple, reservations required. Info: 970-667-9398 or
Dec. 12, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or
Dec. 13, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info:
Dec. 13, Poudre School District Board of Education, Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: Info: 970-490-3607.
Dec. 14, Blood donation bus from Garth Englund Donor Center of PVHS, Main Street Market parking lot, Wellington, noon to 4 p.m. Info: 970-568-7893.
Dec. 15, So You Want to Start a Business, Larimer Small Business Development Center, 125 S. Howes St., Suite 150, Key Bannk Tower, Fort Collins, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required at Info: 970-498-9295.
Dec. 15, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info:
Dec. 19, Mission Rocks: A LaPorte Youth Group sponsored by LaPorte Presbyterian Church, 3820 W. County Road 54-G, 3 p.m. Children of all ages invited to attend. Info: 970-484-0921.
Dec. 20, 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:
Dec. 22-Jan. 6, Poudre School District K-12 schools closed for winter break.
Through Jan. 14, “Tibet: Rooftop of the World,” Global Village Museum, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 students and seniors; $1 children. Info: 970-221-4600.
Daily: Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.

Looking ahead
Jan. 5, Larimer County Horseman’s Association, McKee 4-H Building at The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds Complex, Loveland, 7 p.m. “When Do I Call the Vet?” presented by Stephanie Brault, DVM. Info: 970-568-9102,
Jan. 12, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda:
Jan. 13-15, Big Thunder Draft Horse Show, Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena at The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds Complex, Loveland, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $12 adults, $6 children, available at the Budweiser Events Center box office or at the door. Info: 970-619-4003.