Saturday, December 03, 2016

Mission to Hope Community Walk

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:49pm

Walk with members of the Fort Collins community to help those in need. Walkers will wind their way from Catholic Charities Mission to the Murphy Center for Hope, a more than 3/4 mile route tread by many of Fort Collins’s homeless every day. Afterward, attend the Murphy Center's open house and enjoy deli sandwiches alongside some of the people the center serves. Proceeds benefit the Murphy Center for Hope, a resource center for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Larimer County. Sat 8:15-11 a.m.

Winter Market

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 12:26pm

Join more than 70 local food growers and more than 60 Colorado artisans as they gather for one of the last markets of the year. Offerings include root vegetables, winter squash, specialty cuts of lamb, beef, and pork, fresh eggs, preserved fruits and vegetables, wine, coffee, and baked goods. Sat-Sun, times vary. 

Mini Comic Con

Submitted by Abbey White on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:37pm

Gear up for next summer’s Denver Comic Con with this all-day event featuring over 20 comic book artists. No element of the con experience goes overlooked as cosplayers, comic book fans, gamers, and comic artist aficionados all converge to celebrate the local and national fandom and comic communities. Attend panels, pick up new comics, get your face painted, participate in a costume contest, and visit Artist’s Alley as you get your geek (unapologetically) on. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Holiday Cheese & Soap Extravaganza

Submitted by Abbey White on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:42pm

Learn how to make (and taste!) delicious, easy-to-mature cheeses like chèvre, fromage blanc, feta, ricotta, mozzarella, and queso fresco before exploring creative ways to package them for gift-giving. If you’re less into edibles, come ready to make several varieties of your own handmade, milk-based soaps and go home with a variety of three different, sample-sized creations. Lunch for day one will be catered and on-site, while day two attendees can expect to celebrate their creations at Cheese Importers.

56th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market

Submitted by Abbey White on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 5:30pm

Stop by one of the region’s most celebrated annual holiday markets for one-of-a-kind handmade gifts and treats. Styled like an outdoor European Marketplace with traditional old world European festivities centered around a town square, the event will feature hot roasted chestnuts, sausage, and pastries for purchase, horse-drawn wagon rides, sleigh rides throughout the town, and tours of the Christmas Museum. If that isn’t enough, stop for high tea at Grace Hall before watching the Santa Lucia Children’s Procession and saying hello to St. Nicholas himself.

Living Saints

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:46am

Discover the vibrant lives and cultures of northern New Mexico’s rural Hispanic communities at this exhibition of images from North Carolina-based photographer Alex Harris. Beginning in 1972, Harris spent 20 years living in New Mexico’s Sangre De Cristo mountains and documenting the customs of the area. These photos examine the integral role devotional religious objects, such as Virgin Mary figurines and delicate rosaries hung from door handles, play in the religious traditions of the region.

Astellas Aspen Summit for Life

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:43pm

Race participants will climb 3,266 feet–more than 2.5 miles–up Aspen Mountain's snowy terrain, guided only by the light of headlamps. Don't fret too much about the cold conditions though, as you'll  be welcomed at the summit with a post-race banquet complete with a lasagna dinner from the Little Nell, live music from the soulful John Truscelli Band, and an award ceremony honoring the top three finishers and fundraisers (past prizes include free ski poles!). Proceeds benefit the Chris Klug Foundation, which raises awareness and advocates for organ and tissue donation. Sat 5 p.m.

Make Your Own Ornament Workshop

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:46pm

Learn about the ancient craft of glasswork at this hands-on workshop open to students as young as five-years-old. Expert glassblowers from The Furnace will help participants choose and apply a color to molten glass. Then, they'll shape that glass into an ornament just in time to trim the tree. Additional glass art will be available for purchase with 10% of proceeds donated to the art program at Denver Public Schools' Brown International Academy. Sat 5:45-6 p.m., Sun 4:15-4:30 p.m and 5:45-6 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of The Furnace, a glassworks