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2014 Calendar of Events

There's always going on in Fort Collins. Here is just a sampling of what's coming up this year. Dates and locations listed are subject to change. Complete schedules for the Colorado Eagles ice hockey team, the Colorado Ice of the United Indoor Football League and other sporting events at the Budweiser Event Center are at www.larimer.org/theranch; schedules for CSU Rams games are at www.csurams.com.

On-Going Fort Collins Events

First Friday - Old Town Gallery Walk
In Downtown Ft Collins on the first Friday of every month. Stroll though Old Town and view the artwork exhibited in over 14 galleries. Refreshments served. Contact: www.FortCollinsArts.org

Fort Collins Foodie Walk.
On the 3rd Friday of each month. A self-guided walk featuring new food presentations, tasting opportunities and themes each month at participating restaurants in Downtown Ft Collins.

Avery House Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 1-4 pm. 970/221-0533.

Contra Dances.
At Club Tico in City Park on the first and third Saturday of every month, 8-11pm. Contra Dancing is a form of American folk dancing. Dances always feature live music. Free one- hour lesson offered before every dance, from 7-8pm. Contact: Friends of Traditional Dance. 970/493-8277 or www.fotd.org

International Night at the Library
2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of each month at the Ft Collins Main Library and Harmony Library. Contact: 221-6380. www.poudrelibraries.com

Winter Farmer's Markets, Opera Galleria, November 9, 16 & 23. December 14 & 21. January 11, 18 & 25. February 8, 15 & 22. March 8 & 22. April 5

Date Night at the Museum, The third Friday of every month from 5 - 8pm, Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures

Discover Music! Saturdays, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Dubstep? Klezmer? Besides having fun names, they're also cool musical genres. Stop by and discover a different genre of music each session, and broaden your musical horizons. And who knows: you might find a new appreciation for psychedelic jamgrass music!

Garage Studio, Thursdays, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Book our Music Garage for a recording session! Bring your band, use our gear, and lay down one of your tracks with our sound equipment. When all is said and done, you'll have a recording of your song to share with your fans.

Sure, Mix-a-Lot, Fridays, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Learn the ins & outs of mixing music from the experts! From EQ techniques to digital mastering, the way you mix music is just as important as how you play it. Must have completed a Garage Studio session, or bring your own tracks to mix.

Family Board Games, Saturdays, The Haunted Game Cafe, Saturday evenings from 6 pm until close are Family Game Night. Bring your favorite board game or play one from our Open Game Library. Read the list of open games here: http://www.hauntedgamecafe.com/news/our-game-library/ Family friendly decor.

Story Time Tuesday, Tuesdays, 11am, Old Firehouse Books, children's story time
here at the Firehouse. We've got Firehouse trivia, activities, and lots
of fun stories to share. All ages are welcome.

Summer Events

Noontime Notes
At Oak Street Plaza. Tuesdays, 11:30-1:00pm. Beginning in June and running through mid August. 970/484-6500. www.downtownfortcollins.com

Ben & Jerry's FAC Concert Series.
Friday nights in Old Town Square. June - August. 970/407-0899.

Lagoon Concert Series
Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy a concert under the tree at the CSU Lagoon. Wednesday evenings. www.lagoonseries.com

Summer Shakespeare at Sunset: University Center for the Arts Gardens. Go to www.CSUArtsTickets.com for exact dates, times and tickets. Or call 970/491-4849.

Historic Water Works Open House
2005 No. Overland Trail. Open 1st Saturday of each month, May - September.
www.poudrelandmarks.org

Trolley Rides
Downtown Ft Collins, along Mountain Avenue to City Park and return. Weekends, May - Sept. www.fortnet.org/trolley.

Fort Collins Farmers' Market
"We grow what we sell" is the motto for this cooperative market. Located in the southwest corner of the Harmony Market Parking Lot at Harmony and Lemay. Open Sundays (May-Oct) and Wednesdays (June-Oct). Contact: 970/495-4889. www.fortnet.org/farmersmarket

Larimer County Farmers' Market
Larimer County Courthouse Parking Lot off of Oak and Howes St. Saturday mornings 8am-Noon,May 19 - October 20. Contact: Larimer County Extension, 970/498-6000. www.larimer.org

Drake Road Farmers Market
Located in the parking lot northwest of Drake and Worthington. Saturdays, 10am -1pm. April -Sept.. Contact: www.drakeroadfarmersmarket.org.

Baseball with the Fort Collins Foxes: End of May through the end of July. City Park South Field (The Fox Den). The Foxes are part of the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League. www.fortcollinsfoxes.com

The 16th Annual Longmont Jazz Festival, July 19, 2014

Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, August 15-17, Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest is a free, three-day music festival held the third weekend in August each year in historic Old Town Fort Collins.

Avogadro's 7thAnnual Avo's Jazz Festival, September 1, 2014, Avogadro's

Tour de Fat, Fort Collins, Colo., Aug. 30, 2014, Civic Center Park


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