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Winter Fun Days ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsJanuary 1-4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Larimer County Garbage Garage Education Center
Fun, free indoor activities for youngsters. Play recycling games, make an upcycled craft, or mix a holiday air freshener! Finally, take a winter-themed photo to remember your visit. Available during our open hours from 10 am – 2 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12/26/2018 and 1/04/2019.

Hayden | Magic ~ Fort Collins
January 11-12, 2019
Location: Lincoln Center
*Back by popular demand! Two nights only!* Hayden Childress is an award-winning magician from Charlotte, NC who specializes in the art of illusion. Since the age of 10, Hayden has worked his way up from busking the streets of uptown Charlotte to headlining venues nationwide for audiences of all sizes. He has performed for organizations such as Emory University and Bosch and has been gaining popularity for his original and fast-paced, interactive magic show.

Hayden’s magic show will feature amazing feats such as: Magic illusions with random audience members’ borrowed smartphones; Hayden’s signature sleight of hand card tricks that you must see to believe; & Hilarious comedy and audience interaction!

Polar Bear Run & Plunge ~ Fort Collins
January 19, 2019
Festivities: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Horsetooth Reservoir

Enjoy a beautiful scenic run around the reservoir with views of Fort Collins Foothills. After your run show us how brave you are and take the dive into icy water!

Winter Wonderlights ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsJanuary 1, 2019
Location: Chapungu Sculpture Park @ Centerra
Winter Wonderlights will take place from Nov. 16, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019 at the Chapungu Sculpture Park at Centerra, just east of the Promenade Shops retail center at U.S. Highway 34 and Interstate 25. The magical light show will run each night Nov. 16 – Jan. 1, every 30 minutes from 5:00 – 9:00 PM except on performance nights. Each night, enjoy holiday string lights, twinkling bulbs, LED mappable snowflakes, illuminated African stone sculptures and 30-minute music and light shows every night. The light and music show features six total songs and moving lights on the 20 foot tall LED mappable Christmas Tree.

The event is free and open to the public. Canned food donations are suggested to benefit the Larimer County Food Bank.

Night on the Town ~ Loveland
January 11, 2019
Location: Downtown
Night on the Town is Downtown Loveland’s “night out” with many art galleries and businesses offering a ready welcome from 5 pm to 9 pm. There’s plenty of fine and casual dining, craft beer tasting rooms and retail shops to enjoy. You’ll find snacks, live music and sales in multiple locations, all part of an inviting atmosphere and hearty welcome from downtown businesses. It’s an opportunity to spend an evening with friends in our downtown.

The Loveland Museum/Gallery remains open on the second Friday of each month from 5 – 9 pm, offering free special events, lectures, and activities as well as free admission to the main gallery exhibits.

Notice as you stroll along 4th Street between Jefferson Avenue and Garfield Avenue there are sculptures (which change annually) that are part of the City of Loveland’s “The Art Advocacy Project” known as TAAP for short. It’s an easy-to-enjoy outdoor art exhibit!

The Kingston Trio ~ Loveland
January 20, 2019
Location: Rialto Theatre Center

The line-up of Josh Reynolds, son of founding member Nick Reynolds, along with Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, has recaptured that original Kingston Trio magic with their energy, humor, and crowd charming musical repertoire.

Winter Farmer’s Market ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJanuary 5 & 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Zoe’s Cafe & Events
Come to Winter Market at Zoe’s Café and Events located at 715 10th Street. Shop in a fun atmosphere and support local farmers and vendors.

The Winter Farmers’ Market is open November through April during first and third Saturdays of the month.

This season features a great lineup of vendors. Enjoy hardy root crops, winter squash, greenhouse-grown produce, locally raised meat, fresh bread, coffee, honey, savory spices, and more! In addition, special performances, activities and events occur during the season.

Polar Pedal ~ Greeley
January 19, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Don’t miss Greeley’s most popular winter biking event the Polar Pedal. Bundle up and bring your bike on Saturday, January 19, at 1:30 p.m. for some frigid fun with friends. Helmets are strongly encouraged. Please dress for the weather.

The 13-mile loop begins and ends in Downtown Greeley. Meet on the East Side of Lincoln Park and complete the ride downtown at your favorite local establishment. The city loop passes through 7 neighborhood parks and highlights just how easy it is to get a good ride in even on a winter day!

MLK Celebration ~ Greeley
January 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
Join fellow residents of the City of Greeley as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society.

This year’s theme is Unity Begins With You, and our footprint is bigger than ever! The celebration includes the annual unity march starting at UNC’s University Center, our celebration of Dr. King at the UCCC, an art show and dessert reception in the Tointon Gallery, and a full week of events hosted by partners across our community.

Paint & Sip ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsJanuary 8, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Toast Coffee & Wine Bar
Join us for an acrylic painting project at Toast Coffee & Wine Bar. Supplies provided. Beverages for purchase. Registration required.

Crafty Cabaret: Celebrate Chinese New Year ~ Windsor-Severance
January 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Art & Heritage Center
Our first Crafty Cabaret of 2019 will highlight student musicians from the Confucius Institute at CSU. They will perform on traditional Chinese instruments, talk about Chinese New Year celebrations, and help create paper ornaments to take home! Free beer will be provided by High Hops Brewery.

Mother Daughter Tea Party ~ Windsor-Severance
January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Cost: $15/person

Join us for a morning filled with petit fours, tea and all things delightful. We’ll provide the hot water, tea and light pastries. Have your own tea set? Bring it along! Guests will have the opportunity to decorate their own tea cup, play games and enjoy some girl time. When registering, please sign up mom and each accompanying daughter. Please call 970-674-3500 to register; online registration is not available. Cost is $15 per person. Recommended for youth ages 3 – 12.

Nunsense ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsJanuary 10 – March 3, 2019
Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.

Winter Break Kids Art Camp ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 3-4, 2019
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Painted Picket – Studio Cafe
Let us help you bust the winter break boredom! All ages welcome at this art camp!

Wine Glass Painting ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grab a few friends and come paint with us! $35 per artist. Includes a glass of wine, two wine glasses.

Art Groove & New Years Drop Stops ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsJanuary 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Local Galleries
Join us on Friday, January 4th starting at 5pm to explore your local galleries in Estes Park.

There will be live music, tasty holiday treats plus artists to chat with at the participating galleries. Bring a friend or come and meet some new friends and perhaps find a delightful piece of art to take home with you.

Collect gallery marks on the Groovy Gallery Travel Card for a chance to win a Prize from the Rock Cut Brewing Company.

Kids’ Nite Out ~ Estes Park
January 12, 19 & 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: Estes Valley Community Center
Admission: $12 at the door (cash or check); dinner is available for an additional $5 per child.
Join us every Saturday night at the Estes Valley Community Center for Kids’ Nite Out. This fun, safe program with a weekly theme gives kids ages 7 to 14 a place to gather for fun and games and parents a night out on the town—kid free.

Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families ~ Estes Park
January 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Discover the serene beauty of RMNP in the wintertime on this four-hour snowshoe hike. This fun and educational program will lead you through snow-covered pine, spruce, and fir trees to learn how plants and animals survive wintertime using their unique adaptations and keen survival skills. Also, learn more about the properties of snow and how it can help the inhabitants of an area survive the long winter months.

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