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Fun Things To Do This Month!

It's happening in Northern Colorado! Fun things to do in February...
Fort Collins | Loveland | Greeley | Windsor | Johnstown | Estes Park

First Friday Art Walk ~ Fort Collins
Fun ThingsFebruary 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Downtown Fort Collins
Website: visitftcollins.com

Fort Collins is home to a vibrant art community! Each month, these fine and “folk” art galleries display new showings and open their doors for this self-guided walking tour in Historic Downtown. The Gallery Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, from 6pm-9pm.

Discovery Distilled: Wine & Chocolate ~ Fort Collins
February 9, 2019
Location: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Website: visitftcollins.com

Chemistry (and a little bit of love) is in the air! Join us on Saturday, February 9 for our next Discovery Distilled: Wine & Chocolate. Chat with experts from local wineries and chocolatiers while you explore the museum. From the sweet and sexy, to the refined and risqué, explore the science and fun of all things tantalizing. Wine, chocolate, romance…what more could you ask for?

Discovery Distilled is the museum's 21+ casual, after hours series. The festivities take place from 6pm – 9pm with tasty and intriguing stations all around the museum’s gallery.

Tickets are $20/$15 for members. Bring a date for $35/$25 for members. Included with admission: One drink ticket, snacks, and unforgettable experiences!

Winter Farmer's Market ~ Fort Collins
February 9 & 23, 2019
Festivities: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Opera Galleria
Website: nocofood.org

Visit 40+ vendors from November to April to shop from a collection of locally made soaps, wine, chocolate, cheese, jewelry and other unique gifts, as well as local vegetables and meats.

Sweetheart Festival: Love Locks Lights ~ Loveland
Fun ThingsFebruary 8-9, 2019
Location: Chapungu Sculpture Park @ Centerra
Website: visitlovelandco.org

The nation’s Sweetheart City, Loveland, Colorado just got sweeter for Valentine’s Day with the launch of the inaugural Loveland Sweetheart Festival – Love, Locks and Lights. For more than 70 years, Loveland has embraced sweethearts near and far and invites families and lovers across the world to gather in downtown Loveland to celebrate valentine season with love, lights and one of the largest Love Lock sculptures in the U.S. Join us Feb. 8-9, 2019 in downtown Loveland for free fun for the entire family. Activities (purchase of love locks, luminarias, Snowzilla slide, beer, etc) will be additional cost and some purchases will be cash only. ATM’s will be available on-site.

Valentine's Day Chocolate & Wine Tasting + Movie ~ Loveland
February 14, 2019
Time: 7 pm Chocolate & Wine Tasting; 8 pm Movie
Location: Downtown
Website: visitlovelandco.org

A Backstage Rialto Fundraiser Event! Celebrate Valentine's Day and join us for an evening of chocolate, wine, and the big screen. Start your night off in the Devereaux Room with wine, light hors d’oeuvres and chocolate from Nuance Chocolate. Afterwards, take your seat in the theater for a screening of the film Harold & Maude. Limited tickets available.

Raptors of Colorado ~ Loveland
February 19, 2019
Location: Jax Loveland Outdoor Gear, Ranch and Home
Website: visitlovelandco.org

Come to JAX to meet live raptors and learn all about the birds of prey of Colorado! Falconry experts will cover all things raptors from identification tips, conservation facts, and fun information about the adaptations that make them great predators. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour ~ Greeley
Fun ThingsFebruary 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
Website: ucstars.com

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer, Jonathan Larson, opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

A Capella Valentine's Day Concert at Moxi Theater ~ Greeley
February 14, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 Tickets in Advance | Reserved Tables Available Online
Website: moxitheater.com

Featuring: The Bearitones, Varsity Men's, 11th Ave, Vocal Iron, Northern Lights - UNC Women's A Capella

UNC Jazz Big Bands ~ Greeley
February 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Union Colony Civic Center
Website: ucstars.com

Outstanding performances by UNC’s premiere student jazz band ensembles at the Union Colony Civic Center in downtown Greeley.

Super Science Saturday ~ Windsor-Severance
Fun ThingsFebruary 9, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Art & Heritage Center
Cost: $15
Website: www.windsorgov.com

Science is fun for everyone! Join us for a monthly adventure into many different fields of science. All programs will be led by special guest scientists! Grades 1-6.

Chocolate Therapist ~ Windsor-Severance
February 14, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $25 per person
Location: Windsor Community Recreation Center
Website: windsorgov.com

In Charles Schulz’s “The Peanuts,” Lucy Van Pelt once declared, “All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” Lucy’s sentiment is similar to the Chocolate Therapist’s guiding principles: that chocolate is good for you when incorporated properly into your life. After all, one of the shop’s mottos reads, “When in doubt, more dark chocolate.” On this perfect Valentine’s Day tour, owner/operator Julie Nygard will show you how to properly pair dark chocolate with tea, and will share with you the benefits of dark chocolate and her story of how she became the “Chocolate Therapist.” Ages 55+. Cost of lunch is on your own.

Morning with a Cheesemonger ~ Windsor-Severance
February 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Community Recreation Center
Cost: $15/person
Website: windsorgov.com

Check out how a Cheesemonger (certified cheese professional) at Fox and Crow, a cheese shop and bistro in Fort Collins, selects and pairs farmstead and artisan cheeses and meats made locally and internationally. You’ll get to enjoy tasty samples and may purchase something from the bistro for lunch. Meet at the Windsor CRC and we will handle the driving. Participants must be 21 and up only, please.

Nunsense ~ Johnstown-Milliken
Fun ThingsJanuary 10 - March 3, 2019
Website: coloradocandlelight.com

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.

Movie Date Night ~ Johnstown-Milliken
February 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Glenn A. Memorial Library
Website: librariesrock.org

Bring your Valentine (or just a friend) to the library for a fun and FREE date night! We will be showing the movie The Notebook and will have a special Valentine's Day dessert!

Painting Class-Flower Pedal ~ Johnstown-Milliken
February 23, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/549603778848514/

Grab some friends and come paint this fun spring multi-media artwork. No experience needed! $35 includes all supplies and guided instructions. BYOB/W

Wine & Chocolate Festival ~ Estes Park
Fun ThingsFebruary 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Estes Park Events Complex
Website: epwineandchocolate.com.

The second annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Event Center. Sample sweets from the region's finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!

All full-price tickets include 10 chocolate sampling tickets, complimentary pours, a souvenir wine glass, and a tote bag for carrying home your favorite bottles. DD tickets do not include pours/glass/tote.

Valentine's Day Luncheon & Dance ~ Estes Park
February 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Estes Valley Community Center
Admission: $12
Website: visitestespark.com

Catered lunch from Sweet Basilico with table service; followed by instructor-led line dancing to '50s and '60s music.

Snowshoeing Trek for All Ages ~ Estes Park
February 9 & 23, 2019
Location: Rocky Mountain Conservancy
Website: rmconservancy.org

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.

Colorado Hot Springs ~ Fun Year Round!