October calendar of events

Oct. 1, Rice Raptor Rodeo, Rice Elementary in Wellington, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 970-310-0978.
Oct. 1-2, Harvestival, Grant Family Farms, 1020 WCR 72, Wellington, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Family-friendly fall festival features nine local bands with headliner Joe Purdy, speakers Temple Grandin, Will Steger and Chef Anne Cooper, workshops, food, beer and wine garden. $18 general admission for both days; $12 for Sunday only; under 14 free. Info: 970-568-7654 or www.grantfarms.com.
Oct. 1 through 27, Pumpkin Patch at The Farm, 600 N. Sherwood St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Oct. 3, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Oct. 3, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Von Andrews will speak on Entrenchments and Fortifications. Info: 970-225-2767.
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Oct. 4, Larimer County Farmers Union second annual membership meeting, Poudre Valley REA Conference Room, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3105.
Oct. 4, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Topic: Tablets — What, Why, How? Info: www.frpcug.org.
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Fall square dancing lessons with Ponderosa Promenaders of Livermore. Held each Wednesday evening, Glacier View Meadows Gate 8, 6:30 p.m. Info: 970-224-9030 or 970-416-7595.
Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27, Women’s CoDependency Anonymous, Dazbog Coffee House (Cherry/Mason), 5:30 p.m. Info: 970-219-3848.
Oct. 7, Livermore Elementary School Pie Auction, Livermore Community Center, 5:30 p.m. Info: 970-221-0252 or [email protected].
Oct. 7-9, Holistic Horse Affair, The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Speakers, demos, workshops, vendors supporting and educating horse owners and horse care professionals in holistic practices. Admission $5 per day. Info: www.Holistic-Herd.com.
Oct. 8, Free Mammo Project will provide 200 free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms to Larimer County residents who do not have health coverage or are covered by high-deductible plans. Income qualifications apply; appointments required. Info: 970-495-7995.
Oct. 9, “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk and 5k run, Spring Canyon Community Park, 9 a.m. Info: 970-356-9728 or [email protected].
Oct. 10, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or www.nlchpp.com.
Oct. 11, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info: www.wellingtonrepublicans.org/breakfastclub.
Oct. 11 & 25, 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.
Oct. 11 & 25, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Oct. 11 & 25, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946, www.wellingtonlionsclub.org.
Oct. 11 & 25, 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.
Oct. 13, 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.
Oct. 16, Spay/neuter clinic for feral cats, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for location and to make appointment. Info: Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals, 970-224-1467 or [email protected].
Oct. 16, 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.
Oct. 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.
Oct. 20, No school for elementary school children in Poudre School District; parent/teacher conference day.
Oct. 20, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. For directions and information, go to www.fortmac.org.
Oct. 21, No school for K-12 school children in Poudre School District; parent/teacher conference day.
Oct. 21, Larimer County Workforce Center Employers’ Roundtable on Work/Life Balance, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins. Info: 970-498-6606 or www.larimer
Oct. 22, Zombie Ball for high school students, 8 to 11 p.m., location to be announced. Info: Fort Collins Recreation, 970-221-6655.
Oct. 27, Waverly Advisory Committee monthly meeting, Turning Point at the Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15, 7 p.m. All community members welcome. Agendas and minutes at www.waverly
community.org. Info: 970-568-9738.
Oct. 28-30, Treatsylvania, The Farm, 600 N. Sherwood, Fort Collins. Trick-or-treating for kids 10 and under, admission $5 per child. Info: 970-221-6665.
Oct. 29, Halloween Enchanted Garden at The Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 970-416-2486
Oct. 29, Bow Wowvania, trick-or-treating for costumed canines, The Farm, 600 N. Sherwood, Fort Collins, noon to 1 p.m. $5 per dog. Info: 970-221-6665.
Oct. 30, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m. and dancing at 2:15 p.m. Info: 970-482-8261.
Oct. 31, Trick or Treat Down Main Street and Beyond, Wellington, 3 to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Info: To see a map of the businesses involved, go to the events section of www.wellingtoncoloradochamber.net
Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser for Stove Prairie School, 3891 Stove Prairie Road,
Bellvue, 8 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. every day. Online shopping open from Oct. 22 to Nov. 11, at bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/stoveprairie. Info: 970-416-1355.

Looking ahead
Nov. 2, Walkathon fundraiser, Tavelli Elementary School, 1118 Miramont Drive, Fort Collins, all day. Info: 970-672-6258.
Nov. 13, Goodtimes Dance Club monthly dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins. Live big band music by the Colorado Sunshine Band. $15 per couple, reservations required. Info: 970-667-9398 or www.goodtimesdanceclub.org.
Nov. 13, Spay/neuter clinic for feral cats, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call for location and to make appointment. Info: Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals, 970-224-1467 or [email protected].
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.
Daily: Narcotics Anonymous, meetings in Larimer and Weld counties, open to addicts and nonaddicts. Info: 970-282-8079.

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