Fun Things To Do

It’s all happening in Northern Colorado! Here are fun things to do in April…
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TALES ON TAP ~ Loveland

Fun ThingsApril 4, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Artworks Loveland
Cost: Free with email RSVP at rose@grimmbrosbrewhouse.com
Website: www.cityofloveland.org

Join us for an evening for adults that celebrates brewing, art, and literary craft all unified by the mythical themes from fairy tales. A collaboration between Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Artworks Loveland, and the Loveland Public Library, this special one-time event will feature: local art, European beer history and technique, and the power and efficacy of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales.

Professional storyteller Ron Elms of the Northern Colorado Storytellers will provide an oral performance of The Frog King/Prince tale during which an artist from Artworks Loveland will render a real-time work of art to be auctioned during the event. Josh Emrich, the artist behind the Grimm Brothers’ brand, will also speak about his creative work for Grimm’s seasonal craft beer releases, including their latest release Maiden’s Kiss.

There will be opportunities to discuss craft brewing, Grimm fairy tales, and art. We look forward to seeing you at Artworks Loveland on Saturday, April 4th!

Attendance is limited to 50 people. Entry into this event is free but by email RSVP only.

You may RSVP to: rose@grimmbrosbrewhouse.com. You must be 21 or older to attend.

The Secret Garden ~ Loveland

April 10-11, 2015
Location: The Rialto Theater Center
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
The Secret Garden, written in 1911, is still a favorite children’s story. The play follows Mary and Colin’s journey from challenging circumstances to health and happiness as they are transformed by the magic of nature. The gripping story remains a classic with colorful characters and a positive message.

City of Loveland Earth Day ~ Loveland

April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Foote Lagoon
Website: www.cityofloveland.org
Come celebrate City of Loveland’s 2nd annual Earth Day event at the City of Loveland Foote Lagoon, 500 East Third Street, Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Last year’s inaugural event hosted over 35 booths including educational displays, vendors, test drives of electric vehicles, live music, good food, and much more.

Our Spring Shred Event has been added just in time to safely shred those old tax documents. Shredding will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents with a current yard debris permit can shred documents free of charge. The cost to residents without a yard debris permit and county residents wishing to participate is $5.00. All shredded documents will be recycled. Residents are asked to please limit quantities to three bags or boxes per household.

This FREE event sponsored in part by the City of Loveland and Townsquare Media will promote the responsible practices of City departments and local businesses alike.

Highlights will include:

– Educational displays focusing on recycling practices and easy things you can do to benefit our community
– Local Organizations and Businesses who regularly promote sustainability
– Test drive the latest innovations in Electric Vehicles with Drive Electric Northern Colorado
– Vendor displays, where attendees can purchase items from creative businesses that engage in repurposing materials
– Music on the main stage, featuring Wendy Woo and the Wendy Woo Band
– Learn valuable Water conservation and Xeriscaping practices
– Tasty creations from local Food Vendors
– Spring Shred Event
– Come to learn, have fun and enjoy the entertainment!

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2015 Masks Exhibit Opening ~ Fort Collins

Fun ThingsApril 3, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Fort Collins Museum of Art
Website: www.visitftcollins.com
For the 11th year, the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s Masks Project has attracted both professional artists, whose creativity is their economic main stay and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness in ingenious styles. The result is an exhibition of 200 pieces of unconventional art opening during the First Friday Gallery Walk, April 3.

Over its 11-year history Masks has contributed more than a million dollars to the museum’s operating and exhibitions budget. “As major sponsors of Masks, Kaiser Permanente, Banner Health, the Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Guaranty Bank and Trust, Mawson Lumber, RE/MAX Advanced, EKS&H and the Sleep Store,” says De Dahlgren, Resource Development Director for the museum and chair of Masks 2015, “have provided the substantial foundation on which Masks has been built.”

Food Co-op Earth Day Celebration ~ Fort Collins

April 18, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Civic Center Park
Website: www.visitftcollins.com/events/food-co-op-earth-day-celebration
Earth Day is a combination of activities & events for the entire family, featuring informational booths and displays, arts & crafts, 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. Admission is free and attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank.

FoCoMX 2015 ~ Fort Collins

April 24-25, 2015
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Website: focomx.focoma.org
Come out on April 24-25 for one of the largest music festivals in Northern Colorado: 2 nights, 20+ venues, 200+ bands!!!

See the full schedule at: focomx.focoma.org
Wristbands cost only $20 online March 2nd through April 10th
Buy your wristbands online at http://focomx2015.brownpapertickets.com
Wristband pre-sale after April 10th:
Wristbands cost $30 afer April 10th, and online ticket sales will end at midnight the day before the festival (April 23rd)

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Baby Animal Days ~ Greeley

Fun ThingsApril 3 & 12, 2015
Time: 4/3 @ 11:00 AM, 4/12 @ 3:00 PM
Location: Centennial Village
Website: www.greeleymuseums.com

Bring the entire family to Centennial Village, 1475 A St., to learn about and see baby animals! Event takes place in the western portion of the Village on April 3-12, 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Admission is $2.50.

Northern Colorado Children’s Festival ~ Greeley

April 11-12, 2015
Location: Island Grove
Website: http://www.unitedway-weld.org/promisesforchildren/children-s-festival

The Northern Colorado Children’s Festival focuses public attention on the needs of Weld County’s young children and their families, and recognizes the early childhood programs and services available in the community. With the help of many community agencies, this event highlights children as the building blocks for our community’s future and helps ensure their healthy development.

The Midtown Men ~ Greeley

April 30, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
Website: ucstars.com
They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time! Now, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite “Sixties Hits” from The Beatles, The Rascals, Motown, The Four Seasons and more. This sensational production reunites four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony Award winners Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ‘60s.

Center Circle $75 / $50 / $43 / $38

This performance contains loud amplified music.

No children under age 2 admitted to this performance.

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Easter Eggstravaganza! ~ Windsor

Fun ThingsApril 3, 2015
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: www.windsorgov.org
Come join the Easter Bunny for the 9th Easter Eggstravaganzaannual Easter Eggstravaganza! There will be open gym activities for you and your child to enjoy together along with a gigantic Easter Egg hunt all around the Community Recreation Center, so bring your Easter Basket to fill up!

Easter Egg hunt will start at 11:15 am
(Easter egg hunt will be held outside if weather permits)

Ages 3 – 5 years (or at parents discretion)

Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk ~ Windsor

April 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Boardwalk Park
Website: windsorgov.com
The Town of Windsor Tree Board will host the 10th annual Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 18th. The race will start and finish at Boardwalk Park and follow the Windsor Lake Trail. Proceeds will go towards planting trees throughout the community. Leashed dogs are welcome. Fee includes a t-shirt (while supplies last). Awards will be given to the top runners/walkers. All ages welcome!

Bus Stop @ Windsor Community Playhouse ~ Windsor

April 17-18 & 24-26, 2015
Time: April 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7:00 PM; April 26 @ 2:00 PM
Location: Windsor Community Playhouse
Website: www.windsorplayhouse.org
Bus Stop is a drama, with romantic and comedic elements. It is set in a diner in rural Kansas, about 25 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri during a snowstorm from which bus passengers must take shelter.

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Always…Patsy Cline ~ Johnstown

Fun ThingsMarch 13 – April 19, 2015
Location: Candlelight Dinner Theatre
Website: www.coloradocandlelight.com

Sing along with one of the lost legends of American popular music in the juke-box musical based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Chatting about their common concerns over a pot of strong coffee, the two women struck up a surprising personal and pen-pal relationship that was to last until Cline’s untimely death. Fans old and new will delight in the humor and sweetness of this story full of unforgettable country hits such as Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy.

Ducks Storytime ~ Johnstown

April 13-14, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Glen A Jones MD Memorial Library
Join Ms. Kristi and Mrs. L for the fun as we celebrate our web-footed friends at story time today.

Annual Spring Cleanup Day ~ Johnstown

April 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Public Works facility located at 201 S 1st Place
Cost: $10 per Load
Website: http://co-johnstown2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/5299
The Town of Johnstown’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day will be held on April 25th! The Town encourages residents to participate in this low cost
cleanup effort to help keep Johnstown beautiful.

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Taste of Estes ~ Estes Park

Fun ThingsApril 16, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Conference Center
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com
Admission: $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door
On Thursday, April 16th, at 5:30pm the village celebrates Estes Park dining in a culinary spectacular, The Taste of Estes, in an edible showcase of Estes Park’s finest restaurants highlighting their menu specialties. Area eateries bring their favorite menu items to the Estes Park Conference Center to delight your palette.

Enjoy tastings from over 20 local restaurants, all in one place, all in one night!

Pre-sale tickets are $15, day-of/at the door, $18. We know you will want to try them all, so don’t forget to book your lodging now! Pre-sale tickets available at the Estes Park Visitor Center, Macdonald Book Shop, Estes Park News or the Trail Gazette or A La Carte. Purchase your tickets today, as this event sells out quickly!

“Yesterado: Stories of Colorado When it Was Young” ~ Estes Park

April 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Estes Park Museum @ 200 4th St
Admission: Free
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com

Hosted by the Estes Park Museum, “Yesterado: Stories of Colorado When it Was Young” will show you Colorado history as you have never seen it before! Pulled from the pulp of late nineteenth century newspapers, this sharp, fun slice of showmanship uses the stories of con man Soapy Smith, socialite Molly Brown, and cyclist Dora Rinehart to create a living, breathing portrait of our state when it was still cutting its teeth. Performed by the Buntport Theater of Denver, “Yesterado” is ideal for grades K-6, but all ages are welcome. Following the 55 minute show will be an introduction by a local theater group performing “The Impossible Paradise,” an original play that celebrates Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th anniversary. “The Impossible Paradise” tells the story of how Estes Park’s earliest pioneers influenced the area as well as the story of a love doomed from the start, but powerful enough to last beyond death. There is romance, intrigue, and even a murder! The full production of “The Impossible Paradise” will take place at the Estes Park Museum on May 22, 23 and 24. Funding for “Yesterado” was made possible with a generous grant from The Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation Inc.

GeoFest! A World of Opportunity, A World of Wonder ~ Estes Park

April 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Event Complex @ 1125 Rooftop Way
Admission: $5 per person (5 and under free)
Website: http://www.visitestespark.com
GeoFest offers visitors a whole new way to wonder about the world. Did you know that Earth has patterns–patterns in weather, in landforms, in cultures? Or that geographers have “eyes in the sky” to map our changing planet? Would you like to learn about the world- literally- from the inside out? By participating in GeoFest, visitors will open their eyes to a world of wonder and a world of opportunities. There is something for everyone at GeoFest! Take excursions inside the GeoSphere. Participate in Art & Craft activities. Meet scientists, explorers and athletes. Listen to music from all corners of the world. Shake hands with a ham-radio operator. Watch and engage in sports demonstrations. Play mapping games and international games. And so much more! The Estes Park Learning Place will host GeoFest, a community-wide celebration of our planet on Saturday, April 25, from 10am to 6pm. GeoFest, the brainchild of the Estes Park Learning Place, is a tribute to Earth Day. Because we are a non-profit dedicated to supporting and inspiring students of all ages to reach their dreams, it is fitting for the Estes Park Learning Place to craft such an event.


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