Tuesday 10: April Happenings in Northern Colorado

Spring Break is over in Fort Collins, summer is a few months away, and the kids (and parents) are starting to get restless. You have two options: 1) Run around the house screaming or 2) Check out events around town. Personally, I’d choose option # 2. If only for your neighbors’ sanity.

Here are 10 happenings around Fort Collins:

1. Colorado Business Reads Book Drive – April 1st-27th The Group Real Estate offices– Do your books need a new home? Drop them off at any of the Group offices until April 27th. The books will be picked up by a Colorado Reading Corps member and distributed to families, schools, and programs in Larimer County. Last year, the book drive collected and distributed 1,500 books. This year, they plan on doubling on the number. http://www.thegroupinc.com/contact_us/

2. Easter Egg Hunts…everywhere! – April 4th Optimist Easter Egg Hunt 10AM, Windsor Main Park, Free. Intergenerational Easter Egg Hunt, April 2nd, Rigden Farm Senior Living. RigdenFarmSeniorLiving.com

3. Fort Collins Museum of Arts Masks – April 3rd-May 1stNearly 200 artists create unique art pieces out of ceramic masks. You will be amazed with the variety in the collection. Several of the masks are available for purchase via silent auction. The museum is discounted the evening of First Friday (April 3rd). http://www.ftcma.org/

4. Lunar Eclipse Viewing – 3:30AM- 5:30AM – Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area- Carpenter Rd – The perfect event for extreme night owls or extreme morning birds! Telescopes will be set up to view a partial lunar eclipse. Make sure to dress warm. http://www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/

5. Classic Movie Night – April 6th – Loveland Public Library – 300 N Adams Ave. Every 4th Monday. The April movie theme is Hitchcock. https://libra.loveland.lib.co.us/

6. Ram Jam – April 8th – 5:30PM-7:30PM – Moby Arena – Free admission. Focused on kids eight grade and younger. CSU’s largest athletic outreach event. Includes games, contests, autographs, and opportunities to meet CSU athletes. Free snacks are offered. If you want to test your basketball skills, there’s a slam dunk competition against men’s and women’s basketball players. The Group is one of the sponsors. http://www.csurams.com/genrel/041712aaa.html

7. Circus Days at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum – April 10th-11th – 11AM-4PM – Greeley – For fans of both the circus and railroads! The museum is displaying circus themed trains and offering fun activities. http://www.gfsm.org/pcindex.html

8. The Taste- April 16th– 6PM-9PM- Hilton Fort Collins- With over 30 restaurants and over 20 libations to choose from, this event is a samplers dream. 100% of the proceeds go to the Food Bank of Larimer County. http://www.tastebenefit.org/

9. Jazz & Jeans – April 26th – 4PM-6PM- Hilton Fort Collins – Featuring the Queen City Jazz Band. Proceeds support the Fort Collins Symphony. This fun event for all ages includes light food and drinks, a cash bar, and dancing. http://www.friendsofthesymphony.org/fundraising/jazz-and-jeans/

10. FoCoMX7 – April 24th-25thA weekend devoted to the Northern Colorado Music Scene. With 2 nights, over 20 venues, and over 200 bands, this is not a weekend for silence. http://focomx.focoma.org

What things are you looking forward to most about April?

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