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Powwow & Indian Art Market ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsApril 7-8, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00PM
Prices: Ages 13 and older – $6.00/day or $10.00/weekend; Children 6-12 – $3.00/day or $5.00/weekend; Children 5 and under – Free.
Website: downtownfortcollins.com
The Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, Inc. (NCIPA) proudly announces the 26th Annual Spring Contest Powwow and Indian Art Market. This year’s theme is “Our Youth – Our Hope – Our Future”. The public is invited to experience a colorful, 2-day celebration of northern Colorado’s largest Native American gathering of over 30 tribes represented from the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The powwow features Native American music, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and food. The Grand Entry, which introduces all of the tribal dancer contestants wearing their colorful Native regalia and powwow participants, will begin at approximately 1pm and 7pm on Saturday and again on Sunday at approximately 12 noon. NCIPA’s powwow provides opportunities throughout the weekend for the public to experience the Native American cultures through the Children’s Activity Center, food, arts & crafts vendors, and music, dancing and singing during the intertribal dancing.

Earth Day Celebration ~ Fort Collins
April 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Park
Website: downtownfortcollins.com

Earth Day Fort Collins is a combination of activities and events for the entire family, featuring Informational Booths and Displays, Arts & Crafts, Workshops, Live Music, Speakers, Local Food and a Beer Garden. Earth Day encourages and inspires community members to honor the Earth EVERY DAY and make efforts toward conservation and preservation of our wondrous planet for current and future generations.

This event is FREE! Please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Fast & the Furriest 5k ~ Fort Collins
April 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: The Oval @ CSU
Website: visitftcollins.com

The 2018 Fast and the Furriest 5k is hosted by the Colorado State University First and Second Year DVM classes to raise money for the Companion Care Fund. The event will feature a chip-timed 5k, kids’ race, business expo, raffle, and silent auction. Each participant gets a bag of goodies including Fast and the Furriest socks, coupons, discounts, and more! There will be massages post-race and some food and drink available!

The Companion Care Fund provides financial assistance to low-income community members who need help paying for lifesaving or emergency procedures performed at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Veterinary students at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital established the Companion Care fund so that companion animals would not be denied care due to lack of finances.


The Geezer ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsApril 5-7, 2018
Location: Rialto Theatre Center
Website: rialtotheatercenter.org

Laugh at this baby-boomer parody of an American Classic. This local, nonprofit production is guaranteed to entertain and have you tapping your feet and singing along with music that’s as familiar as hotdogs, apple pie, and Andy Griffith. We guarantee fun, laughter, and entertainment for everyone over 50. All net proceeds go to Alzheimer’s organizations.

Interweave Yarn Fest ~ Loveland
April 12-15, 2018
Location: Embassy Suites Loveland
Website: interweaveyarnfest.com
Featuring knitting, spinning, crochet, weaving, and more, Interweave Yarn Fest draws world-class teachers, vendors and craft enthusiasts to celebrate the love of yarn. Front Range fiber artists and crafters can learn and hone skills through expertly taught workshops, sample new crafts, and shop a carefully selected marketplace with over 50 vendors.

A full list of workshops, vendors, and information on how to register is available on the event website, interweaveyarnfest.com.

The Big Thaw Spirits Festival ~ Loveland
April 21, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: The Marketplace at Centerra
Websites: visitlovelandco.org

Come melt away the Winter blues and sample cocktails and pours from 30+ of the finest makers of distilled spirits from Colorado/Wyoming. Drink to help Colorado’s rivers – this event will benefit the Colorado Water Trust! All ticketed attendees will receive a commemorative tasting glass, tote bag, unlimited tastings, and the opportunity to purchase bottles of your favorite spirits directly from the distillery!

Mother’s Day Mosaic Market ~ Loveland
April 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Loveland Museum
Website: www.ci.loveland.co.us

Colorado Mosaic Artists will have tables set up in the Foote Gallery with miniature art, boxes, jewelry, and other great mosaic gifts for sale. Perfect gifts for mom!


Winter Farmer’s Market ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsApril 7 & 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Website: greeleycalendar.com
This season features a great line up of vendors selling hardy root crops, winter squash, greenhouse-grown produce, locally raised meat, fresh bread, coffee, honey, savory spices, and more!

Baby Animal Days ~ Greeley
April 19-29, 2018
Price: Admission is $3/person ages 3+
Website: greeleymuseums.com
Are you ready for baby animal cuteness overload? Who can resist the temptation to see a bunch of baby animals? Check out Baby Animal Days at Centennial Village, 1475 A St. Bring the entire family to learn about and see the resident baby animals who have arrived for the season and some who are visiting just for this event! Every year our museum starts off the year with this heartwarming event. The baby pigs, lambs, chicks, ducks, goats and rabbits are irresistibly adorable.

This special event takes place in the western portion of Centennial Village and although the historical buildings are closed, visitors are welcome to meander the Village’s paths, listen to the museum’s cell phone tour, and enjoy the gardens. New this year, visitors can also enjoy wagon rides, weather permitting, April 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Children’s Water Festival ~ Greeley
April 25, 2018
Location: Island Grove Park
Website: greeleycalendar.com
The Children’s Water Festival is a free event where Colorado water professionals provide presentations and activities about water, conservation, health, and aquatic life. Activities support S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education. From interactive science experiments to high-energy music about conservation to hands-on historic exploration, there is something for everyone.

The 2018 Festival theme is “Water For Health.”


Family Game Night ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsApril 6, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com
Let the Community Rec Center be the host for your next Family Game Night! Come enjoy our large selection of: board games big and small, family trivia, cake walk, photo booth, gym games, and more. A mobile laser tag booth will also be here courtesy of Loveland Laser Tag! This fun night will operate open house style, with an available itinerary and map given at the door. Family prizes will be awarded for the winners of trivia and other scheduled games. Pre-registration is preferred, day-of registration may be available but space is limited.

Pub Trivia @ High Hops ~ Windsor-Severance
April 12 & 26, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: High Hops Brewery
Website: clearviewlibrary.org
Greenhouse Beer Garden
Pub trivia at High Hops Brewery is presented on 2nd & 4th Thursdays. Sign up at the brewery starting at 5:30 p.m. or register your team of 6 or fewer players in advance at clearviewlibrary.org. Please indicate how many players will be on your team. Only one registration needed per team.

Plant Selection for a Pollinator Friendly Landscape ~ Windsor-Severance
April 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com
Choosing the right plants for your landscape can do many things: add beauty, create food and habitat for wildlife and, of course, attract the beautiful pollinators that we know and love. Alison O’Connor, of CSU Extension – Larimer County, will discuss some of her favorite plants that fit into these categories, focusing on those that are native or water-wise. Alison will also discuss general maintenance guidelines and tips and offer suggestions to make gardening in Colorado a bit easier to tackle…and more successful! Join us to learn how to create beauty and biodiversity in your outdoor space.

Speaker: Alison O’Conner of CSU Extension – Larimer County

Sweet Heart Winery Tour ~ Windsor-Severance
April 24, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Meet in front of the Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com

Experience unique aromas, flavors, and finishes of the creations at Sweet Heart Winery. You’ll also enjoy the steady sounds of the river and majestic mountain views that make this distinctly Colorado location so special. We’ll handle the driving, but you are responsible for the fun. The wine flights start at $6. This fee is waived with a two-bottle purchase. Participants must be 21 and up only, please. IDs will be checked before we depart.


Kiss Me Kate ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsFebruary 23-April 15, 2018
Website: coloradocandlelight.com
Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning, joyful, high-spirited, and romantic musical comedy follows the backstage antics of a touring company performing The Taming of the Shrew, featuring two feuding couples, a few gun-toting gangsters, and some of the best songs ever written including: “Another Op’nin,’ Another Show,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.” This hysterical play-within-a-play where each cast member’s on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage is sure to keep you laughing all night long.

Children’s Festival ~ Johnstown-Milliken
April 7, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Roosevelt High School
Website: johnstownmillikennews.com
The Johnstown-Milliken Weld RE-5J Preschool and Johnstown Milliken News are planning the Spring 2018 Children’s Festival. This event is held for families with young children and is an opportunity for them to receive information about health, safety, early childhood development/education and organization/business resources in our community. The environment is meant to be fun, inviting and engaging. It is an opportunity for families in our community to learn about what your organization/business has to offer them.

Video Games for Seniors ~ Johnstown-Milliken
April 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Website: host2.evanced.info/weld/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
Video games are a big part of modern life, but can be intimidating for beginners. Learn to play in a fun and friendly environment! Don’t want to play? Learn how to talk to kids and grandkids about their favorite games without playing them. Registration required.


First Friday! Art Groove ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsApril 6, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Website: visitestespark.com

Come on out and do the tour – see what’s happening in the art world here in Estes by touring the galleries and art centers. Some locations will be serving food and refreshments and some are hosting local musicians or artists. It promises to be a fun evening!

Taste of Estes ~ Estes Park
April 19, 2018
Location: The Assembly Hall at YMCA of the Rockies
Website: visitestespark.com
Come enjoy tastings from 26 local restaurants, wineries and breweries while supporting Quota’s charitable giving. Tickets are available now at A La Carte Kitchen Store, MacDonald’s Book Shop, the Visitor Center and Estes Park News. Get your tickets early as we often sell out!

Mountain Festival ~ Estes Park
April 27-28, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: visitestespark.com
Students, Community Members, Non-Profits, Clubs, Businesses, and you will be at the Event Center on Friday, April 27th. All participants provide an interactive experience that demonstrates Mountain Culture. Learn about everything from recycling options to how to rope a cow. Watch out for the living Wax Museum— fourth grade students who will wander the event as historical Colorado characters—guess who they are! The Library is sponsoring a book swap. The HS Sports Medicine Academy will show off all they have learned from surgeons, chiropractors, and other health practitioners in town. What will you learn?!

New this year! Saturday Adventures
Saturday Adventures are April 28th, there will be 6-8 different opportunities for public participation throughout the day. All events are FREE; most are family friendly. Register now for this awesome Adventure (super impressed with these organizations coming together to tell this story):

The Beaver Dam Trifecta With EVWC + EVLT + EPEC – What does it take to bring back the beavers off Fish Creek? Restored riverbeds (Estes Valley Watershed Coalition (EVWC)), access to land in conservation easements—in this case Camp Cheley (Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT)), and someone to monitor the effect of man-made restoration on water quality and animal migration (Estes Park Environmental Center (EPEC)). 9am- 12 (noon) This project is limited to 20 people.

Rock Climbing with KMAC Rock Climbing School: Two climbing classes at the Performance Climbing Park (behind the stage at Performance Park). Classes will meet from 10-12pm and 1-3pm. Anyone with a “can do” attitude ages six and up are welcome (youth ages 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or participant). There is a maximum of 12 participants per session.

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