September 2013 calendar of events

September Calendar of events

Sept. 1, Meeting of the Folsom Society, Fort Collins chapter of the Children of the American Revolution, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, 408 Mason St., 2-4 p.m. Tour of the Folsom display at the museum. Folsom Society meets the first Sunday of the month, September through May. Info: Carolyn 970-482-0025.

Sept. 1,Deadline to register for the handcrafter’s spin-off for the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies 17th annual fall festival and alpaca round-up scheduled for Nov. 2-3. Info:

Sept. 1, Annual Crystal Lakes Arts and Crafts Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the water and sewer building and fire station. Jewelry, pottery, photography, embroidery, woodworking, pine needle baskets, knitting, crocheting, felted items, log furniture, emu oil and eggs, greeting cards and oil painting by 20 artists. Silent auction by the fire department. Sweatshirts, hoodies and hats also available. Info: Call 970-881-4595 to donate items.

Sept. 1, Pancake Breakfast, Mountain Lions of Red Feather Lakes, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. POA building. Free. Charitable donations accepted. Info:

Sept. 2, Labor Day Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 a.m. sponsored by Glacier Gals of Glacier View Meadows, at Gate 8, mountain meeting place, Glacier View Meadows. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee and tea. Info: Catherine Hickey, 970-484-1448.

Sept. 3,App Fest, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. 7-9 p.m. Free. Apps for tablet or smart phone. Useful to entertaining to wacky. Focus on Android operating system but many apps available for Apple devices. Presented by Front Range Users Group. Info:

Sept. 4 and 18, Nature Notes. Express your artistic side with journaling, photography, painting and any other means you enjoy. 3-hour program. Free. Registration required. Daytime activity. Contact Heather at 970-679-4489 for time, location and to sign up.

Sept.-5-8, Tartuffe, Moliere’s classic comedy shaken and stirred, University Theatre at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., 7 p.m. each night Thursday through Sunday. Presented by CSU’s Shakespeare at Sunset. $8 for students and youth under 18; $18 for adults. Purchase tickets between 4 and 6 p.m. at UCA ticket office Monday through Friday or call 970-491-2787 or buy online at Youth tickets must be purchased at the ticket office. Sept. 5 only: free tickets for students. Space limited. Present CSU ID at ticket office.

Sept. 6, Legacy of the Andes: food, ceramics, fiber art, medicine and music. Global Village Museum Exhibit, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins through Nov. 23, Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 62+ and students, $1 children 4-12. Info: 970-221-4600.

Sept. 6, Deadline for registering for “Seed to Shelter,” Forest Ecology and Basic Carpentry Workshop, Pingree Park, CSU Mountain Campus, Sept. 20-27. Participants will learn forest ecology and design and construction of a storage shed to be built and donated to a property owner recovering from the High Park Fire. Students will live, learn and work at the Pingree Park Campus. Info: Peter Haney, 970-482-1366 or

Sept. 6-9, Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Info: see Roamin’ the Range and or Nancy Merrill at 970-276-1932 or

Sept. 7, Bear Necessities. Naturalist Bob speaks about bruins at Hermit’s Cabin, Hermit Park Open Space just west of Estes Park off U.S. 36. Easy hike. No registration required. Free. $6 vehicle entrance permit required. 1-hour stationary program. Info: Heather at 970-679-4489.

Sept.7, Golf fundraiser for Soaring Eagle Ecology Center (SEEC) at Fox Acres Golf Course, Red Feather Lakes. Starts at 10 a.m. $60. All proceeds to SEEC. Info: Fox Acres Pro Shop, 970-881-2510 or SEEC, 970-218-9685 for registration and questions.

Sept. 7, A harvest day in Wellington. Fall Festival at Centennial Park behind the Pizza Place, 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Farmers’ market, vendors, games, band, inflatables, tractor show and pedal tractors to ride on. Info: 568-3381.

Sept. 7, “Swing Kids,” movie night sponsored by Fort Collins Reads, 7 p.m. Old Town Library. Free. German youth rebel by listening to American swing music.

Sept. 7, The Boot Scoot, Fourth Annual Harvest Farm 5K run/walk along the scenic 209-acre farm, 4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington (I-25 exit 278). Proceeds help men in the New Life Program working to make positive and lasting life changes. The farm is accepting donations of new and gently used work boots for men who work on the farm. Registration 8 a.m. race day, race starts at 9 a.m. or register at Info: Alexxa, 720-201-2776 or Aneta, 720-333-3071. Harvest Farm is Denver Rescue Mission’s long-term rehabilitation and transitional living facility that supports a farming and ranching operation, food and clothing distribution, and is home to the annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival and Corn maze. Info:

Sept. 9 and 23,Tiny Trekkers, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, 10 a.m. Crafts, stories and fun facts. Parent or guardian must accompany child. After the program, feel free to explore the open space. No registration required. Info: Heather 970-679-4489.

Sept. 10, Soapstone Surprise, Soapstone Natural Area, 9-10:30 a.m. Meet at north parking lot. Free. No registration required. Bring water and snacks. Discover the natural secrets of his special place. Info:

Sept. 10-11, Take Charge of Your Money Maters, NoCo financial education workshop, 9-11 a.m. Sept. 10, 4-6 p.m. Sept 11, CSU Extenion, 1525 Blue Spruce, Fort Collins. Info: 970-498-6018 or to register.

Sept. 11, September Symposium, session one: leading edge strategies to help business find, retain and protect their talent. Sponsored by Larimer County Workforce Center in partnership with Northern Colorado Business Report, Embassy Suites, Loveland, 8 a.m. Business owners and managers can come early to network with other professionals. Full topic descriptions and to register: $49.

Sept. 13, Park Hill Brass, big band concert sponsored by Fort Collins Reads. Harmony Library. Free.

Sept. 14, Rural Outreach meeting, Poudre Canyon Community Center, 10234 W. Colorado 14, Bellvue, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. info: or 970-498-7719.

Sept. 14, Hike to a Homestead, Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Meet at south parking lot. or 970-221-6311.

Sept. 14, Bill Thompson Memorial Show, LaPorte Hardware, 3333 County Road 54G. Bring your car, antique motorcycle, tractor and other unique items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: 970-484-0466 or 970-482-4706.

Sept. 14, Hogbacks and Backbones. Hike with naturalist Ed through millions of years of geologic history in and near Devil’s Backbone Open Space west of Loveland off of U.S. 34. Hike about 1 mile in 75 minutes. Easy. Meet at the shelter on the south side of the parking lot. Free. Registration required at Info: Heath 970-679-4489.

Sept. 14, First Annual Western History and Culture Day and Greenhorn Chili Cook-off, Virginia Dale Stage Station, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by the Virginia Dale Community Club. Local author and history columnist Barbara Fleming will speak. Winner of fifth-grade essay contest to be announced. Pre-register by Sept. 7 by e-mailing to More info: see Roamin’ the Range or

Sept. 14, Rockie Mountain Saddle Club, open horse shows, Folley’s Arena. North of County Road 70 on County Road 11, Wellington. Info: Felicia Ball 970-980-3132.

Sept. 14, Engine Shows in Greeley and LaPorte sponsored by Fry’s Auto Care. Info: Sam in Greeley 970-842-3696; in LaPorte, Cathy at 970-484-0466.

Sept. 16 and 18, Free Online Money Management Tools, 7-8 p.m. Free. no registration required. Presented by Make Change NoCo. Free Sept. 16, Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., Sept. 18, Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St.

Sept. 17, Spend Less, Save More, Tips and Tricks, Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. no registration required. Presented by Make Change NoCo.

Sept. 20, Birding tour of Three Bells Conservation Easement, private property north of River Bluffs Open Space. 7 a.m. Beautiful area normally closed to the public boasts a section of the Poudre River, home to many bird species. Free program by naturalist Carl. Registration required at 2-hour hike, easy Info: Heather 970-679-4489.

Sept. 21, The French Nest, open air market, Civic Center Park, Fort Collins, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A community event featuring local artisans and collectors.

Sept. 21, Three Bach Cantatas, Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 East Stuart St. in Fort Collins. Presented by Colorado Bach Ensemble with the Colorado Chamber Players, 7:30 p.m. Info: or 970-402-0540.

Sept. 21, Vintage baseball game, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bee Family Centennial Farm, 4320 E. County Road 58. Antique cars and concessions. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy farm tours and children’s activities before the game starts at 1 p.m. Info: 970-482-9168, 970-482-2696 or

Sept. 21, Second Annual Jailbreak 4-mile family run/walk 9 a.m. Start: 2501 Midpoint Drive, sheriff’s administration building. Sponsored by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Benefits Child Advocacy Center. Info and registration: or 970-980-2501.

Sept. 21, Running of the Bulls, 3.75-mile race around Lake Estes, sponsored by Partners Mentoring Youth, 10 a.m. $20 before Sept. 20, $15 for team members. Register at or Add $5 race day. Youth 17 and under with an adult-free. Info: 970-577-9348.

Sept. 21, NoCo Nature Festival, (formerly Birding Fair) Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space, 7 a.m-3 p.m. A free day of fun and learning for the whole family—live animals, interactive activities, live music, food, vendors, presentations, giveaways, a nature costume contest. Free parking and shuttle available. Donations accepted. Location: Carpenter Rd. 1 mile west of I-25/Colorado 392 Windsor exit. Info: Heather Young at 970-679-4489 or For more information and festival updates visit

Sept. 21-22, Fourth Annual Quilt and Fabric Art Show, Buckeye Bistro and Buckeye Boutique at historic Buckeye School, 935 W. County Road 80, north of Wellington, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 22,Walk to defeat ALS, CSU Oval, Fort Collins. On-site registration begins at 11 a.m. Free. Fundraiser to support free services for people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families in Colorado and Wyoming. To register and learn more about Lou Gehrig’s disease go to: or 303-832-2322.

Sept. 22, Second annual Equinox Half-Marathon and 5-Mile Race, Poudre Canyon. Both races start at 8 a.m. and will be run on the westbound side of Colorado 14. Half-marathon starts at Mishawaka. The 5-mile starts at the Gateway Natural Area. Both runs end a half-mile before Ted’s Place. Benefit for CLP elementary and middle schools scholarship fund, Poudre Canyon Volunteer Firefighters, Lower Poudre Canyon Association and Save the Poudre. Register at Altitude Running, Runner’s Roost, GoLite in Fort Collins or through Info: or

Sept. 25, Waverly Community Board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Turning Point at Waverly School, 10431 N. County Road 15. Agendas of upcoming meetings and accepted minutes of past meetings available at Waverly Community website: Info: 970-568-9818 or

Sept. 26, Community book discussion by Sarah Scobey, sponsored by Fort Collins Reads. Harmony Library. Free.

Sept. 27, Take It Outside with Your Commissioner, Devil’s Backbone Open Space with Tom Donnelly and Open Lands Program Manager Kerri Rollins, 9 a.m. A chance to ask anything you’d like to know about the county in a spectacular setting. Two-hour program. Easy hike. Free. Registration required at or call Heather 970-679-4489.

Sept. 27,Free Family Fun Dance, 7 p.m., Livermore Community Hall, 2064 Red Feather Lakes Road. Sponsored by the Ponderosa Promenaders Square Dance Club. Come out, meet your neighbors, bring your friends. Square dancing is family friendly. Casual dress. No partner necessary. Info: Rex Snyder and Brenda Flynn or 970-689-7097.

Sept. 28, Extreme Makeover Small Acreage Workshop, McKee 4-H Building at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. 8:30 a.m. to 4 pm. $25 or $40 per couple, includes lunch, refreshments and a chance to win prizes to help with an extreme makeover of your small acreage. Here’s a chance to learn about dealing with weeds, how to care for a pasture after drought and how to be successful with backyard chickens. Info. and to register: http// or contact Megan Lowery at the West Greeley Conservation District, 970-356-8097 x131. Registration deadline Sept. 20. Sponsored by Big Thompson, Fort Collins, West Greeley Conservation Districts, Colorado State University Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Sept. 28 2013 Canyon Lake Ranger District National Public Lands Day, Bellaire Campground, 45 miles west of Fort Collins. Take U.S. 287 north to Livermore. Turn west, left, onto County Road 74E and go 23 miles. Turn south, left on County Road 69, 3-miles to campground entrance. Carpool if possible. Join the Forest Service to restore mountain pine beetle ravaged forests. Plant pine seedlings and native shrubs. Education activities: scavenger hunt, fire ecology, forest ecology, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event held rain or shine. Catered appreciation lunch served at 1 p.m. Live music. Info and to register: 970-295-6600.

Sept. 28, Colorado Mountain Dog Festival, Beaver Meadows, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 250 dogs frolicking in the mountains. See Roamin’ the Range for details.

Sept. 28,Project Noah hike focused on Noah, a smart phone app that lets you be the scientist. If you don’t have a smart phone, bring your digital camera. Whole family invited to Devil’s Backbone Open Space to learn about wildflowers and wildlife and connect your family to nature. Two-hour program. easy hike. Registration required at or call Heather 970-679-4489.


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

Tuesdays, Water Color Society, 8 a.m. Red Feather Lakes Library, Stenzel Room.

Daily, Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Larimer and Weld Counties. Open to addicts and non-addicts. Food ‘n Fuel, northwest corner U.S. 287 and County Road 74E (Red Feather Lakes Road.) 6 p.m. Info: 970:498-7150.

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