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Fort Collins Museum of Art Announces Exhibition
Artistic Eye On History: Fort Collins 150
From July 25th through September 28th, 2014 the Fort Collins Museum of Art will present an exhibition in honor of its Banner Health-Kaiser Permanente 2014 Masks Honorary Chair, Paula Edwards. Paula chose as her Honorary Chair project an exhibition that celebrates Fort Collins’ 150th anniversary and showcases the many outstanding artists who live and work in the Fort Collins Area. The exhibition will feature works of art that illustrate, comment upon or artistically re-envision historic events, important cultural or economic developments and important historic figures in the history of Fort Collins. The exhibition coincides with FC150 exhibition that opens in the fall of 2014 at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
“This exhibit is a unique opportunity to look into the minds of several local artists and see what they see as they ponder the last century and a half of Fort Collins’ history,” said David Prosser, the museum’s Interim Executive Director.
Amelia Caruso, Bob Coonts, Louise Cutler, Jennifer Davey, Monica Deming, Clint Eccher,
Diane Edwards, Diane Findley, Wendy Franzen, Jennifer Ivanovic, Mary McCauley, Dolores Rowland,
Ajean Ryan, Two Sisters Mosaic (Jane Sullivan and Jean McBride), Eldon Ward, Laurie Beth Zuckerman
The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults; $2.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.
From July 25- Sept. 27, 2014, The Center for Fine Art Photography will exhibit Photographer Jenny Riffle’s “Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting,” in which Riffle captures her muse, Riley, searching for treasure through influence of Mark Twain. The opening reception will be Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
The second-annual Fort Collins Fringe Festival, where experimental, edgy, and downright unusual theatre productions are the norm, runs Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6. The event features original short and long works by Northern Colorado playwrights and performers, including car plays, student work, comedy, drama, and the unclassifiable. The event will be held at the Museum of Discovery’s Dome Theatre and the Community Creative Center at Library Park. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
Come dressed as your favorite Superhero or just as yourself! Come join us for the 2nd Annual Superhero Run and Family Carnival on September 13, 2014. The beautiful course begins and ends at St. Michael’s Town Square and runs through surrounding neighborhoods. 5K and 1K distances for walkers and runners. Cash Prizes for top 3 male and female overall 5K finishers, Best Costume prizes, Age Group awards, and team prizes and door prizes! Fantastic Kids Fun Run is free for children 6 and under. Enjoy a free family carnival after the event with, music, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and so much more. Proceeds benefit A Kid’s Place and the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Child Advocacy Center Programs. Every child needs a hero, but abused children need Superheroes! Which Superhero will you be?
Rocky Mountain Brew runs brings together what runners and walkers of all shapes, sizes, ages and levels love: Beer and running!
Join us spring and summer of 2014 for a 10 series Colorado microbrewery tour where we will run/walk an informal 5k course and finish with an ice cold brew.
Participants will all receive a free beer of their choice, a signature pint glass, mug or swag from select breweries.
Run for the beer, stay for the PARTY:
At select microbreweries we will have gourmet food trucks out for some delicious post run grub, music for you to get your groove on and of course our famous “Beer Olympics games”.
More info/register now at: www.rockymountainbrewruns.com
Rocky Mountain Flycasters Welcome Author Steve Schweitzer
The Rocky Mountain Flycasters chapter of Trout Unlimited resumes its fall and winter meeting schedule on Wednesday September 17th.
Author Steve Schweitzer will be both the featured fly tier and program presenter. Schweitzer, author of the popular “A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park”, will introduce his new guidebook on fishing the Indian Peaks Wilderness.
Social hour and the fly tying demonstration begin at 6:30, with the program at 7:00 pm. The meeting is free.
The First Annual Race to Repair is a competitive bicycle repair event. This fast paced, unique competition is open to anyone: hobby mechanics, professional bicycle mechanics, and anyone who wants to try something new! $30 for a team of 3. The team that repairs the most bicycle will be named “The Fastest, Finest, and Best Mechanics in Northern Colorado” for 2014 and will receive a cash prize, a custom made trophy, T-shirts, and bragging rights. All repaired bicycles will be donated to Turn Around Bikes clients.
The Great Pumpkin Haul is a 2 mile jaunt through forests, open fields, over creeks, hay bales, and through the scenic Botanic Gardens. There is a catch though: you will be covering these two miles carrying your very own personal pumpkin! That’s right. Before the “Haul” you will have a chance to go pick out your very own pumpkin from Chatfield’s pumpkin patch (the pumpkin is included with entry). We will weigh it and mark it and you will be ready to go! Only the best Pumpkin Haulers will finish with out dropping their pumpkin and for the love of fall, don’t pick one that is too light. You need the biggest orange orb you can find!
This is year #3 of the event and everything will be bigger and better! More fun obstacles, early event date= prime time for big/firm pumpkins, and this year we are adding a Pumpkin Brew fest! In addition to a 16oz beer that is included in registration we are inviting out 5-10 Colorado craft breweries to provide additional fall/pumpkin themed tasters and brews for sale!
—–> Stay tuned for details on breweries/brews and when tickets will be for sale.
Make A Difference Day, a national day of doing good, is a week-long event in Larimer County due to the overwhelming support of our community. In 2013, more than 3,000 local residents volunteered to complete over 100 projects throughout the community. In fact, United Way of Larimer County’s Make A Difference Day is a nationally recognized event, named one of the top ten in the nation by USA Weekend magazine in 2009 and runner up for the national All-Star award in 2012!
United Way of Larimer County’s 16th Annual Make A Difference Day events will take place October 20th – 26th. If you are interested in volunteering as an individual or as a group, visit www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org to choose from over 100 projects. Projects range from tutoring youth, to building shelters for animals, to harvesting fresh produce to donate to the local food bank, and more. There are service projects for people of all ages, and varying skill levels.
Online registration for Make a Difference Day opens September 9th at www.UnitedWayofLarimerCounty.org. We hope you can join us in making a difference in our community!