February calendar of events

Through March 4, “Trying,” Bas Bleu Theatre Co., 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Cost: $15-$22. Info: 970-498-8949.
Through March 17, “Avenue Q,” Tony-award-winning Broadway musical with R-rated puppets, Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Sunday matinee. Tickets $49-$59, includes dinner. Info: 970-225-2555, midtownartscenter.com.
Through March 18, “Chihuly Venetians: From the George R. Stroemple Collection,” Fort Collins Museum of Art, 201 S. College Ave., Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission $8 adults, $6 students/seniors (over 65), $5 youth 7-18; free to museum members. Info: 970-482-2787, www.ftcma.org.
Jan. 28, Artisan Show, featuring Colorado art, jewelry, glassware, handmade items, beer, food and family fun, 215 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 970-217-7390.
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Peace With Christ Lutheran Church, 1412 W. Swallow Road, 8:45 a.m. Info: 970-449-9800.
Feb. 2, “Multicultural Use of Color,” presented by interior designer and CSU professor Stephanie A. Clemons, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 1200 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, 9:30-11:30 a.m., free. Sponsored by the Gourmet Group of CSU Women’s Association. Info: 970-223-9849.
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, “Pruning and Training Trees that Live Longer and Stronger,” led by Tom Throgmorton at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 4, “Cold Frames 101,” led by Amy Vogt at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $12. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 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.
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. 5, 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.
Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 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.
Feb. 6, Civil War Roundtable, Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 970-225-2767.
Feb. 6, Wellington Planning Commission, Leeper Center, 7 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Feb. 7, Front Range PC Users Group, Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.frpcug.org.
Feb. 7 & 21, Wellington Town Board, Leeper Center, 7:30 p.m. Agenda: www.townofwellington.com. Info: 970-568-3381.
Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28, Alcoholics Anonymous, The Filling Station, Cleveland Avenue and Fourth Street in Wellington, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-0040.
Feb. 8, Virginia Dale Community Club monthly meeting, 1 p.m., new members welcome. Call for directions. Info: 970-495-1828.
Feb. 9, 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.
Feb. 10, “Up with People: A Song for the World,” Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 students, seniors and kids. Proceeds benefit Coldwell Banker Community Foundation in Colorado. Info: 970-221-6730.
Feb. 11, American Association of University Women Fort Collins branch, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1709 W. Elizabeth St., 9:30 a.m. Guests welcome. Info: 970-484-6710.
Feb. 11, “The Building and Planting of Rock Gardens,” led by Kirk Fiesler at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 11, “Fairy Gardening,” led by Bridget & Kelly Kraemer at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $45, class size limited to 20. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
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. 11 & 25, 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.
Feb. 13, Northern Larimer County Habitat Partnership Program, DOW office on Prospect Road, 4 p.m. Info: 970-493-3535 or www.nlchpp.com.
Feb. 14, Wellington Republicans Breakfast Club, T-Bar Inn, 7 a.m. No membership fee, no RSVP required. Info: www.wellingtonrepublicans.org/breakfastclub.
Feb. 14 & 28, 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.
Feb. 14 & 28, Wellington Lions Club, Zion Lutheran Church, Second Street and Garfield Avenue, 7 p.m. Info: 970-568-3946, www.wellingtonlionsclub.org.
Feb. 14 & 28, 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.
Feb. 15, Wildlife Research Project open house, Leeper Center, 3800 Wilson Ave., Wellington, 4-7 p.m. Information on field trial of new vaccine to prevent sylvatic plague on Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Meadow Springs Ranch, presented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and USGS. Info: 970-472-4478 or dan.tripp@state.co.us.
Feb. 16, Fort Collins Mac Users Club, 4926 Northern Lights Drive, 6:45 p.m. Info: www.fortmac.org.
Feb. 18, Master Gardener presentation, Wellington ACE Hardware, 4104 Jefferson Ave., Wellington, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Wellington Library Friends; donations accepted. Info: 970-568-0223.
Feb. 18, “Preserves, Jams and Jellies: Use Your Fruit,” led by Keith Williamson at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $12. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 18, Pioneer Association 106th annual meeting, Drake Park Café, 802 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, 11:15 a.m., reservations required by noon, Feb. 13. Program: “History of Alabaster in Northern Colorado” by Jason Marmor. Info: 970-226-4984.
Feb. 18, “The Best Fruits and Berries to Grow in Northern Colorado,” led by Scot Skogerboe at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $12. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 18-March 18, “Othello,” OpenStage Theatre & Co., Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets $14-$27. Info: 970-221-6730.
Feb. 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.
Feb. 20, Presidents’ Day Holiday. Poudre Schools and banks closed, no mail delivery.
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.
Feb. 21, 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.
Feb. 22, 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.
Feb. 25, High Plains Landscape Workshop, Drake Center, 802 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Topics include “Vines for Colorado,” “Rock Gardening,” “Pioneer Plants for the 21st Century,” and “Creating Beautiful Garden Tapestries.” Cost: $49; $39 before Feb. 15, includes lunch. Info: 970-416-2486, www.fcgov.com/highplains.
Feb. 25, “Sustainable Flowers for Northern Colorado Gardens,” led by Lauren Springer Ogden at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $18. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 25, “Orchid Splendor at Home,” led by Mark van der Woerd at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost: $25, class size limited to 50. Info: 970-482-1984 or www.FortCollinsNursery.com.
Feb. 25, Stars of Tomorrow K-12 Talent Show at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, 6 p.m., sponsored by Fort Collins Kiwanis. “American Idol” finalist and Poudre High School graduate Haeley Vaughn will be one of the judges and will perform. Tickets $10, free for 4 and under, proceeds benefit the Kayla Foundation. Info: 970-372-8978 or fortcollinskiwanisclub.org.
Feb. 25, Ladies’ Night at Andersen’s ACE Hardware, 4104 Jefferson Ave., Wellington, 7 p.m. Hands-on activities with tools, paint, plumbing and electrical supplies; refreshments. Info: 970-568-0223.
Feb. 26, Ponderosa Promenaders dance, Livermore Community Hall, potluck at 1:30 p.m., 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
March 2
, Deadline to submit nominations for candidates for the board of directors of the Livermore Fire Protection District. Five seats will be filled in an election on May 8. Info: 970-221-2374.
March 3, “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit,” 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: $35, includes lunch. Registration available online at www.walburga.org. Info: 970-472-0612.
March 3 & 24, Master Gardener presentation, Wellington ACE Hardware, 4104 Jefferson Ave., Wellington, 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Wellington Library Friends. Info: 970-568-0223.
March 3-4 and March 24-25, 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.
March 15, “Does your Business have (Economic) Class?” Larimer County Workforce Center Employers’ Roundtable, Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Presented by Cynthia Ryk, Education and Life Training Center. Free, registration required. Online registration available at www.larimerworkforce.org/roundtables. Info: 970-498-6606.

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