Jan. 2012 Calendar of Events

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.
Jan. 2, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 970-225-2767.
Jan. 3, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.frpcug.org.
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Jan. 3 & 17, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25 Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
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, www.larimerhorseman.org
Jan. 7, Fort Collins Branch of the American Association of University Women, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St., 9:30 a.m. Program topic is water, guests welcome. Info: 970-484-6710.
Jan. 7, “Awakening the Mystic in Us,” full-day retreat at the Abbey of St. Walburga in Virginia Dale, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Led by Abbey Chaplain Fr. John Smith. Cost: $25, includes lunch. Registration available online at www.walburga.org. Info: 970-472-0612.
Jan. 7-Feb. 5, “The 39 Steps,” OpenStage Theatre & Co., Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Cost: $14-$27. Info: 970-221-6730.
Jan. 7-8, Home Study Hunter Education Certification Classes, 5 hours classroom instruction Saturday, live-fire on shooting range Sunday. Cost: $10, class size limited. Pre-registration required. Info: 970-493-1148 or grskycp@msn.com.
Jan. 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.
Jan. 8, 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. Info: 970-482-0025.
Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 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.
Jan. 9, Poudre Schools reopen after Winter Break.
Jan. 9, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or www.nlchpp.com.
Jan. 9, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Jan. 10, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info: www.wellingtonrepublicans.org/breakfastclub.
Jan. 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.
Jan. 10 & 24, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946, www.wellingtonlionsclub.org.
Jan. 10 & 24, Poudre School District Board of Education, Support Services Center, 2407 LaPorte Ave., Fort Collins, 6:30 p.m. Agenda: www.psdschools.org. Info: 970-490-3607.
Jan. 11, Virginia Dale Community Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., new members welcome. Call for directions. Info: 970-495-1828.
Jan. 12, Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee, firehouse meeting room, 1:30 p.m. Info: 970-498-7683. Agenda: www.larimer.org/boards/minutes/rfpac.htm.
Jan. 13, “So You Want to Start a Business,” presented by the Larimer Small Business Development Center at Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, 225 S. Meldrum St., Fort Collins, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Workshop is free, but pre-registration is required at www.larimersbdc.org. Info: 970-498-9295.
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.
Jan. 14 & 28, 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.
Jan. 15, 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.
Jan. 15, “Night Skies over Waverly,” star viewing with the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society, Last Resort Equestrian Center, 851 W County Road 70, 6 p.m. potluck dinner, 7 p.m. telescopes open. Backup date in case of bad weather Jan. 22. Sponsored by the Waverly Community Group. Reservations, directions and info: luannlresort@aol.com.
Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Poudre Schools and banks closed, no mail delivery.
Jan. 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: www.larimer.org/boards/minutes/lapacagenda.htm.
Jan. 19, “Rock Your Business! How to Attract Customers Like Crazy,” Larimer County Workforce Center Employers’ Roundtable, Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presented by Ava Diamond. Free, registration required. Online registration available at www.larimerworkforce.org/roundtables. Info: 970-498-6606.
Jan. 19, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info: www.fortmac.org.
Jan. 20, Application deadline for Stars of Tomorrow K-12 Talent Show at the Lincoln Center, sponsored by Fort Collins Kiwanis. “American Idol” finalist and Poudre High School graduate Haeley Vaughn will be one of the judges and will perform at the Feb. 25 show. Proceeds benefit the Kayla Foundation. Info: 970-372-8978 or fortcollinskiwanisclub.org.
Jan. 25, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7:30 p.m. Info: 970-568-9818, www.waverlycommunity.org.
Jan. 27, Community Conversation Café, Lory Student Center, Colorado State University Campus, 9:30 to 11 a.m., facilitated by Lincoln Middle School eighth grade students and teachers on the topic of hydraulic fracturing in Northern Colorado. Community invited, breakfast and coffee provided, RSVP by email to sbayer@psdschools.org. Info: 9970-488-5713.
Jan. 28-March 4, “Trying,” Bas Bleu Theatre Co., 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Cost: $15-$22. Info: 970-498-8949.
Jan. 29, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m. and dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
Mondays and Thursdays, Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, Bellvue Grange, 5:45 to 7 p.m., all levels welcome, instructor Pamela Fleming. Cost: $15 pre-registered, $20 drop-in. Info: 970-215-7907, bellvueyoga@yahoo.com, www.wix.com/bellvueyoga/bellvueyoga.
Daily, Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.

Looking ahead
Feb. 2, North Fork Weed Co-op Annual Meeting, Livermore Community Church, 284 W. County Road 74E, potluck begins at 6 p.m. followed by meeting. Educational materials on weed identification and management and living with the mountain pine beetle; election of officers, vote on proposed changes to the constitution, and develop plans for the coming year. Info: northforkweedcoop.org.
Feb. 4, 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 www.goodtimesdanceclub.org.
Feb. 11-12, Spay/neuter clinic for feral cats in Greeley, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for location and to make appointment. Info: Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals, 970-224-1467 or nocoferals@gmail.com.
Feb. 20, School Out Day mini-camp at the Garbage Garage Education Center at the Larimer County Landfill, 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities geared toward 8- to 12-year-olds featuring solar energy, methane collection, water quality, wind energy and more. Free, registration required. Info: 970-498-5772 or mmcarthy@larimer.org.

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