from monster trucks to Easter egg hunts – Loveland Reporter-Herald
Upcoming events in the Loveland area include the Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Easter egg hunts, music, theater and more.
The toughest monster trucks
The Toughest Monster Truck Tour returns to the Budweiser Events Center with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and 1 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for children, and are available at budweisereventscenter.com or at the Budweiser Events Center box office, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland.
Egg-stra Special Glow Hunt
The Loveland Recreation Department will be hosting a special Egg-stra Hunt from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Loveland Sports Park, 950 N. Boyd Lake Ave., Loveland.
The event includes a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt, Easter Bunny viewing, photo booth, games and more.
Children will hunt in age groups 3-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
The cost is $10 per basket for those who pre-register and $15 on site.
For more details, visit lovgov.org/parksrecreation.
Spring Crafts and Gifts Fair
A Spring Craft and Gift Show will be held from 2-7 p.m. Friday April 15 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 16 at the First National Bank Exhibition Hall at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.
Over 100 vendors will be present and there will be live music.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
For more details, visit sonshineshows.com.
Face voice tape
Face Vocal Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.
The group performs a cappella.
Tickets are $38.
For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.
“Fred Payne Clatworthy: Colorado Color Photography Pioneer”
The Loveland Historical Society will present a program on “Fred Payne Clatworthy: Colorado’s Pioneer Color Photographer” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, in the Foote Auditorium.
Richelle Cross Force will discuss the photographer who, in the early 1900s, was one of the first Americans to use autochrome, the first commercially viable form of color photography.
For more details, visit lovelandmuseum.org or lovelandhistorical.org.
True Blues NoCo
A True Blues NoCo 5th Anniversary event will be held from 6-11 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, 623 N. Denver Ave., Loveland.
The event includes live music with The Whiskey Pickles, blues DJs, a dance lesson from 6-7pm with Kat and Amos “Jukin’ Fundamentals” and social dancing with the live band from 7-11pm.
Tickets are $8.
For tickets or details, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/5401067?ref=349591.
Taste of Loveland
Tickets have gone on sale for the Foothills Taste of Loveland, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the First National Bank Building at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.
The event features unlimited restaurant samples as well as beer, wine and liquor vendors to raise funds to support those in need.
The Foothills Service League and the Thompson Valley Rotary Club organize the event to benefit local causes, including Foothills Gateway and the Namaqua Center.
The event is open to ages 21 and up.
Advance tickets are $65, available at tasteofloveland.com.
Jeff Jenkins Organ Quartet
The Jeff Jenkins Organ Quartet will perform from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Pavilion Gardens, Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road, Loveland.
The Jeff Jenkins Organ Quartet offers classic tunes from the great American songbook, modern jazz standards and original compositions.
Tickets are $28 for one or $50 for two.
For more details, visit offthehookarts.org/event/the-jeff-jenkins-organ-quartet.
Easter egg hunt
Buckhorn Presbyterian Church, 8762 N. County Road 27, Masonville, will hold its annual outdoor Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 (weather permitting).
Children of all ages are invited to have a great time searching the church grounds for candy-filled eggs.
Children can expend energy running around looking for the eggs, and their happy faces when they discover eggs are an old-fashioned fun for their parents and grandparents.
The event is free.
For details, call 970-225-1830 or visit buckhornpres.org.
‘What were you wearing?’
The Zonta Club of Fort Collins will open an exhibit, “What Were You Wearing?”
With support from Alternatives to Violence and the SAVA Center, the Zonta Club of Fort Collins and the campus Spectator Advocacy and Education Committee are hosting the free exhibit in recognition of April’s Violence Awareness Month. sexual assaults.
It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday, April 22.
The exhibit was designed to demystify the idea that sexual assault can be attributed to a victim’s clothing. A collection of different outfits will be presented throughout the exhibition. Each outfit corresponds to a true story of sexual assault of an American student. The variety of personal stories aims to demonstrate that sexual assault can happen to anyone, no matter what they are wearing.
The exhibition will also give participants the opportunity to learn more about how to help with information provided by the FRCC Counseling Centre, Alternatives to Violence and the SAVA Centre.
For more details, visit zontadistrict12.org/fort-collins, alternativestoviolence.org or savacenter.org.
‘Red Handed Otter’
Le Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, will present “Red Handed Otter” by Ethan Lipton, opening April 15.
The “Shaggy Dog’s Guide to Modern Romance” is a comedy about people and their pets that hilariously explores the dark side of hot and fuzzy.
It runs until May 1 on the main stage, at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
April 15 is a Pay-What-You-Can show.
Tickets for other shows are $26 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $8 for students with ID.
For more details, call 970-498-8949 or visit basbleu.org.
Spring craft market
A Spring Craft Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins.
The craft market will feature over 50 craftsmen and artisans.
For more details, visit fcgov.com/recreation.
The Square Dusters club will be hosting a Jungle Madness square dance from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15 at Club Tico, 1599 City Park Drive, Fort Collins.
The callers are Rick Gittelman, David Smith and Roger Schappell.
Plus Dancing is at 7 p.m., with rounds at 7:30 p.m. and traditional dancing at 8 p.m.
The cost is $10 per person.
For more details, contact Dennis Miller at 970-667-7330 or [email protected] or visit squaredusters.com.
The Homeless Connect Project will take place Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., Fort Collins.
The event provides individuals and families living or facing homelessness with access to vital services.
A free lunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For details, call 970-494-9940 or email [email protected]
Earth Week Event
The League of Women Voters of Larimer County will be hosting an Earth Week celebration from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at the Oval Pavilion at Fossil Creek Park, 5821 S. Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins.
Various speakers are scheduled to appear, including Heidi Pruess, Larimer County Intelligence and Sustainability Officer; Dr. Emily Fischer of CSU and Science Moms; and Madzie Boyle, a student representing Pretty Brainy.
Representatives from other climate change organizations will also be available to chat with people.
The event is free, child-friendly and open to the public.
Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic and their own chairs. Free parking is available and the site is wheelchair accessible.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Heart of the Rockies Church, 6501 Brittany St., Fort Collins.
For details, visit lwv-larimercounty.org.
Egg and Stravaganza Tour
The Egg-Stravaganza Farm Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Morning Fresh Dairy Farm and Howling Cow Cafe, 5821 W. County Road 54E, Bellvue.
Spot the Easter Bunny, take photos at the “PhotoMoo-th”, create a Mother’s Day card, color Easter pages, visit the historic school, complete games and more.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that will be comfortable around the farm.
For more details, visit facebook.com/morningfreshdairy.
Free day at RMNP
Saturday, April 16 will be Free Admission Day at Rocky Mountain National Park to mark the first day of National Parks Week.
The remaining 2022 free days at RMNP and all parks that charge entry fees are:
- August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act.
- September 24: National Public Lands Day.
- November 11: Veterans Day.
For more details, visit nps.gov.