Roamin' the Range

Art lovers garden stroll

Bellvue Emporium, 6020 CR 54E, just west of Graves Dairy, will host an open house between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 28 and 29. This is a great opportunity enjoy several lovely and interesting garden areas, visit with Herb Schaal, nationally-known landscape architect and his wife Cindy, and stop in to see the surprises in their in-home art gallery. Herb and Cindy welcome gardening and landscaping questions. Info: [email protected]

Lots of fun for a good cause

Love horses, helping people, and have a little itch to gamble? Put Saturday Oct. 25 on your calendar for Lucky Hearts Casino Night, 13th annual gala to support Hearts and Horses, a therapeutic riding center for those with special needs. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Center for Innovation and Technology, former Agilent Technology campus, 14th St. and Taft Avenue in Loveland. Delicious food, live and silent auctions, casino fun and games. Call or email for sponsorship information or to donate auction items. 970-663-4200 or

Learn-to-Bowl Month launches unique campaign

To celebrate learn-to-bowl months, Chipper’s Lanes in Fort Collins is presenting a program featuring six tips to improve your bowling from choosing the perfect ball to understanding the lane markings. You’ll see an entertaining demonstration and have available an easy-to-read diagram to follow. Staying true to the company’s mission to support local artists, local filmmaker, Tomas Herrera directed and shot the educational videos. “We created characters to demonstrate each of the six tips.” Herrera states. “Each character has a distinct personality and storyline that makes each lesson more entertaining than a conventional how-to video.”

Chipper’s Lanes has five locations in Northern Colorado area, two in Fort Collins and one each in Greeley, Broomfield and Estes Park. Locally owned and operated, each center provides a smoke-free environment with automatic scoring systems, a full-service bar, restaurant and arcade. Many of the centers feature live bands, karaoke and soon, laser tag. Info: at

“ORESTES 2.0,” by Charles Mee

An edgy and disturbing remaking of the works of Euripides, this fever dream of a play weaves snippets from Vogue magazine, Soap Opera Digest, interviews with porn star Mai Lin, and works by William Burroughs and Apollinaire, with plays of Euripides as it tells the story of Orestes and Electra, who murdered their mother to avenge her murder of their father… in the present, in what could be any city in this country.
NOT APPROPRIATE FOR YOUTH UNDER 18. Oct. 10-20. Studio Theatre, UCA. $8/CSU Students, $18/adult. Tickets available at or
at the Ticket Office at (970) 491-ARTS (2787).

Get Free Tickets! The theatre program at CSU will continue Free Ticket Thursdays for CSU students. For Orestes 2.0: Oct. 10 and 17. CSU theatre is proud to announce its new Free Ticket Sundays initiative, sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund grant. Members of the public may attend any Sunday performance of a theatre production for free. Free Ticket Sunday dates for Orestes 2.0 are Oct. 13 & 20. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Must present ID in person at the Box Office to receive tickets. Seating restrictions apply.

The 18th biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition hosted by the Department of Art at Colorado State University opened runs through Oct. 31 in the Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building on the main Colorado State University campus. It features works of top poster artists and designers worldwide. Now in its 34th year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States.

Featuring works of 80 artists from 32 countries, including top international entrants and many new faces, the 18th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition showcases examples of global visual communication to an American audience, and promotes international understanding and dialogue through the graphic arts. The unique exhibition provides exposure to a diverse presentation of prevailing social, cultural, and commercial perspectives. For more information about the show contact Jennifer Clary at 491-3603 or [email protected].

Now in its second season, CSU’s Contemporary Artist Music Series, sponsored by the Bohemian Foundation, presents My Body Sings Electric, the second performance in the series, on Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. at Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins.Tickets are $7 for CSU students, $1 for youth ages (under 18), and $12 for the public, available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby, by phone at 970-491-ARTS (2787) or online at Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the ticket office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees. The series exposes students to different models of success in the music world and helps bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music for audiences. For a full performance and event calendar, more information, and to sign up for a free event e-newsletter, visit

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