Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Visitors, residents and guests, here are a few fun things to do in January...
Fun ThingsLoveland
Fort Collins
Greeley
Windsor
Johnstown-Milliken
Estes Park

Night on the Town ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsJanuary 13, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Loveland Museum/Gallery
Website: www.visitlovelandco.org

This lively progressive party throughout downtown includes art openings, live music, restaurant specials and more. Night on the Town takes place the second Friday of each month. For specials and more info, visit the Loveland Museum Gallery website.

Cirque du Soleil ~ Loveland
January 11-15, 2017
Location: Budweiser Event Center
Website: http://www.budweisereventscenter.com/events/

Cirque du Soleil returns to Loveland in January 2017 with OVO, its newest touring show in arenas. The production will be presented at Budweiser Events Center from Jan. 11-15, 2017 for seven performances only, as part of a global tour in arenas around North America. The show is presented by Visa Signature®

About the Show: OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. One highlight of OVO is the stunning Flying Act in which a group of scarabs soar high above the stage, from both edges to the middle landing on a platform.

Museum Live! & Expansion Visioning ~ Loveland
January 28, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Loveland Museum
Website: https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/about-us/museum-expansion/

Ever walk through our history gallery and want to know what the man in our jail cell is mumbling about? Ever peek through Mariano Medina’s cabin, hoping for a glimpse of a Mountain Man? Here’s your chance! Take a walk through our history and art galleries as characters bring the exhibits to life. This family-friendly event will allow all ages to learn more about our Loveland art and history! While you explore, we will encourage you to help us envision what a Museum expansion would look like… simply fill out sticky notes and let us know what you think!

Garden of Lights ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsJanuary 1-8, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Gardens on Spring Creek
Website: www.visitftcollins.com

December 2 through January 8: 5-9 every evening including Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day Stroll through the whimsically decorated and twinkling Gardens lit by hundreds of thousands of LED lights. Visit the greenhouse and gift shop for holiday plants and gifts. A listing of visits from Santa, musical entertainment, seasonal crafts, and warm drinks will be posted on the website in mid-November. Garden of Lights is dependent on volunteers to make it happen, so a $5 donation per person is appreciated. This outdoor event is rain, shine, or snow!

Shop & Walk ~ Fort Collins
January 13, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Oak Street Plaza, Downtown
Website: downtownfortcollins.com

Dozens of downtown retail shops keep their doors open until 8:00pm on the second Friday of each month!

Come walk along the sidewalks of the historic downtown shopping district and explore all the unique boutique shops, sports apparel, kitchen gifts, clothing, and so much more! These various shops will have special trunk shows, treats in their stores, sales and featured products each 2nd Friday. And after discovering some of your favorite shopping spots, finish the evening with dinner at over 45 restaurants, all located a few steps away!

Explore & discover what Downtown shopping has to offer!

The Four Seasons: WINTER ~ Fort Collins
January 22 & 28, 2017
Time: Saturday 1/22 @ 4:00pm, Sunday 1/28 @ 7:00pm
Location: Downtown Artery
Website: www.visitftcollins.com

The Four Seasons: WINTER An Immersion in Music, Word & Light Celebrate the season with an enchanting musical encounter that puts you in the center of the performance! Featuring selections from Vivaldi and Piazolla, along with a selection of winter-themed classical and contemporary pieces, NoCo Artists’ will transform your expectation of classical music in this participatory and immersive concert experience. In keeping with NoCo Artists’ mission to breakdown the wall between audience and musicians, you will experience a sense of wonder through choral performances, a unique intermission and complimentary hors-d’oeuvres. “We aim to engage not just your sense of hearing, but sight, touch, smell, and most importantly, wonder! We aim to bring the audience into the concert experience as active participants, not just passive observers.” – Copper Ferreira, clarinetist and Colorado State University faculty member. Save $10 by purchasing tickets in advance / Seating is limited! WHERE: The Artery 254 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO WHEN: 2 Shows SATURDAY, Jan 22 : 4pm SUNDAY, Jan 28: 7pm.

Winter Farmer's Market & Showerhead Exchange ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsJanuary 7 & 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Zoe’s Café & Events
Website: greeleycalendar.com

The 2016-17 season marks the 6th year for the Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market thanks to the support of our vendors and customers. We have a great line up of vendors for this season. Featured products include: Local Greenhouse Grown Produce, Select of Local Meat, Fresh Breads, Coffee, Honey, Cheese, Personal Care Products, Local arts and handcrafts, and Much More! Activities and special events are planned throughout the season. Connect with the Farmers’ Market on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a thing. We’re interested in supporting local, producers, artisans and crafters and invite vendors to join us in that mission.

Showerhead Exchange on January 21st!
Greeley’s Water Conservation Program plans showerhead exchanges to help Greeley water customers use less water. Bring an old showerhead to the exchange and get a new low-water use, high functioning EPA WaterSense labeled model in exchange. We will have a booth at the Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market on January 21. To participate in the Showerhead Exchange, you must get water from the City of Greeley. Bring a water bill or driver’s license for proof of residency.

Showering accounts for nearly 17 percent of all residential indoor water use, or about 30 gallons per household per day. That is about 1.2 trillion gallons of water every year in the United States. Most people who participate in this program are satisfied with the new showerhead and save at least 1 gallon per minute when showering.

If you are unable to attend the exchange and want free showerheads, sign up for an indoor audit. A water auditor will: seek out leaks, look for high water use appliances, replace showerheads, suggest upgrades, and more. Please call 970-336-4228 or sign up online.

American Girl Doll Skate – Winter Wonderland Party ~ Greeley
January 21, 2017
Time: 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Location: Greeley Ice Haus
Website: greeleycalendar.com

Put on your best ice princess dress, grab your favorite doll and join us in our Winter Wonderland for a free skating lesson, hair styling, face painting and more! Hair styling by appointment, please call 970-350-9402 to make a reservation. Enter our drawing for your chance to win the American Girl Doll of the Year 2017! Admission $6, $2 skate rental.

Polar Pedal Bike Ride ~ Greeley
January 28, 2017
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Lincoln Park (East Side)
Website: greeleycalendar.com

Chill out and ride at the Polar Pedal bike ride! Bundle up and bring your bike on Saturday, January 28, at 1:30 p.m. for a ride. 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 at the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, 823 10th Street. Following the ride, all riders will receive 20 percent off at the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern.

This event is sponsored by Banner Health: North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley Bikeways, City of Greeley, Weld County and the Cranford Cove Tea Tavern.

Duct Tape Battle ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsJanuary 4, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Windsor-Severance Library
Website: clearviewlibrary.org

Welcome the New Year with a sticky competition! Feel like playing tug-of-war with duct tape? Maybe you’re in the mood to try duct tape skiing in teams? We’ll do things with duct tape that you’ve never done before! Ages 9+ are welcome, and no registration is required.

Mother Daughter Mad Hatter Tea Party ~ Windsor-Severance
January 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Evergreen Room, Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com

Don't be late for this very important date! Meet us in Wonderland for a Mad Hatter Tea Party! We'll provide the hot water, tea and light pastries and sandwiches. Have your own tea set? Bring it along! Little ones will have the opportunity to decorate their own tea cup, play games and enjoy the story of Alice's tea party with the Hatter! Recommended for ages 2+.

Teen Poetry Slam ~ Windsor-Severance
January 27, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: clearviewlibrary.org

Join us at Coffee House 29 on Main Street for our monthly Poetry Slam! Brought to you by WHS and Clearview Library District. Registration is not required. This event is recommended for ages 13+.

Forever Plaid ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsJanuary 12 - March 12, 2017
Website: coloradocandlelight.com/shows/forever-plaid/

Once upon a time there were four guys who discovered they shared a love for music, and then got together to form a close harmony group. But on the way to their first big gig in 1964, their career was cut tragically short by a freak accident with a school bus. Now the heaven-sent quartet is finally getting the chance to come back to earth and perform the show that should have been-and they’re doing it just for you! Forever Plaid is a funny, nostalgic romp that features some of the best pop songs from the 1950s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain”, “Heart and Soul”, “Catch a Falling Star”, “Rags to Riches”, and “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing”. The Plaids are sure to please you, charm you, and tickle your funny-bone.

Family Movie Night ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library

Come into the library to join us for a family viewing of the movie Storks. We’ll provide the popcorn!

Teddy Bears & Blankets Storytime ~ Johnstown-Milliken
January 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Location: Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library

Join us for special evening story time for parents and babies. Bring a blanket and a soft toy for your baby. This story time is for babies from birth to age 24 months.

Art Groove Social ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsJanuary 6, 2017
Location: Galleries & Art Centers in Estes Park
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!

Regular participants listed below. Participants may vary by month; check the website for current locations and a map.

Estes Park Winter Festival ~ Estes Park
January 14-15, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park Events Complex
Website: visitestespark.com

- $35 food and Drink Tasting Tickets 21 & Over
- $17 Chili Tasting 10 & up
- $5 Children 4-9
Celebrate the winter season in Estes Park at the Estes Park Winter Festival! Sample local Colorado wine and beer from all over! Sample chili throughout the weekend, featuring a red chili cook-off on Saturday and the green & white chili cook-off on Sunday. Stay warm and toasty at the festival in the Estes Park Events Complex, 1209 Manford Ave.

38th Annual Frost Giant 5K & 10K ~ Estes Park
January 29, 2017
Time: Time: 5K @ 11:00 AM and 10K @ 12:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Municipal Building
Website: visitestespark.com

The 38th Annual Frost Giant will be held on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Lace up your running shoes and grab a warm hat to partake in this fun and adventurous 5K and 10K race. Run past the historic MacGregor Ranch and take in views of the snow covered Continental Divide.

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