Loveland-area things to do for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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WEDNESDAY

American Bandmasters Association Concerts, 7:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. The Kansas State University Wind Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the Colorado State University Wind Symphony at 8:40 p.m. Free. Website: aba2019.com.

“Twelve Dozen Things About Colorado” with Kevin Cook, 6-7 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Theme: “Mother of Rivers.” Free. No registration required, but come early as seating is limited. Call 962-2665.

Readmore Book Discussion, 9-11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Discussion of “Himself” by Jess Kidd. All interested adults welcome. Free. Call 962-2402.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland. IRS tax law-certified volunteers will provide basic federal and state return preparation and e-filing at no cost for eligible taxpayers Monday-Thursday through April 15. Call 2-1-1 or 599-1794 or visit vitaloveland.org/where-to-find-help.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Drop-off/Pick-up Service, 5-8 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. By appointment only. Call 599-1794 to make an appointment. For details, visit vitaloveland.org.

Getting Started with Facebook, 3:30-5 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/2BwaRME.

Search Engine Optimization for Business, 5:30-7 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Available online. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/2BwaRME.

Loomy Knitters Charitable Group, 1-3 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Erion Room, Loveland. Group donates cash and handmade items annually to local and worldwide organizations. A knitting loom, loom needle, yarn, darning needle and scissors are needed. No registration required. Call 962-2401.

Wednesday Tatters, 10 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Bring a shuttle or tatting needles and crochet thread and learn to make lace or drop in to observe. No registration or fee required. Call 962-2401.

Preschool Storytime, 11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 4-7. Free. Call 962-2587.

Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 2-3. Free. Call 962-2587.

Comedian Judah Friedlander, 7 p.m., Aggie Theatre, 204 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. His 2019 tour, “Future President,” promises new material that thematically will be similar to his Netflix special “American Is the Greatest Country in the United States.” $25. Website: aggietheatre.com or judahfriedlander.com.

THURSDAY

American Bandmasters Association Concerts, 7:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m., Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. The University of Texas-El Paso Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. and the University of Northern Colorado Wind Ensemble at 8:40 p.m. Free. Website: aba2019.com.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland. IRS tax law-certified volunteers will provide basic federal and state return preparation and e-filing at no cost for eligible taxpayers Monday-Thursday through April 15. Call 2-1-1 or 599-1794 or visit vitaloveland.org/where-to-find-help.

Microsoft Word 101, 3:30-5 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Available online. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/2BwaRME.

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Powerpoint 201, 5:30-7 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Available online. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/2BwaRME.

Genealogy Assistance, 1 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. The Larimer County Genealogical Society offers one-on-one help for genealogy research every Thursday in the library’s genealogy area. Free. Call 962-2402.

Drop-In Dance, 7-9 p.m., Odd Fellows, 319 E. Fourth St., Loveland. $1. Call 667-4584.

Bingo, 7 p.m., Associated Veterans of Loveland, 305 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Call 667-4722.

Baby Storytime, 9 and 10 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages birth to 2 1/2 and caregivers. Free. Call 962-2587.

Family Storytime, 4:15 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 2-8. Free. Call 962-2587.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., Berthoud High School, 850 Spartan Ave., Berthoud. The musical tells the story of the princess and the pea. $7 students, $10 adults. Call 217-3173.

Impact Dance Company: “Frida!,” 7:30-9 p.m., Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The dancers will explore the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. $20-$25. Call 221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

“War Moments” with Ed Darack, 6 p.m., Old Firehouse Books, 232 Walnut St., Fort Collins. Local author Ed Darack will present and discuss photos from his new book “War Moments.” Free. Call 484-7898 or visit oldfirehousebooks.com.

FRIDAY

Thompson School District Student Art Show “Local Motion” Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Artwork from more than 350 Loveland and Berthoud student artists will be on view in the Main Gallery, including photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, collage, painting and drawing. Exhibit runs through April 21. Call 962-2410 or visit lovelandmuseumgallery.org.

Loveland Orchestra: “Picture Postcards: Around the World in 120 Minutes,” 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 3429 N. Monroe Ave., Loveland. Selections include Grieg’s “Peer Gynt,” Smetana’s “Le Moldau” and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “The New World.” A pre-concert lecture starts at 7 p.m. Adults $10, students $5 and children 12 and under free. The orchestra also is offering up to four free tickets to federal employees with current ID. Website: lovelandorchestra.org.

Lighthouse Dance: “Time to Shine” Showcase, 7 p.m., Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland. A collection of student-choreographed and auditioned pieces. $10. Call 962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.

The United States Air Force Band, 7:30 p.m., Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland. For tickets for the free performance, visit http://bit.ly/2ExPagb.

“We’re All MAD Here” Open House, 6-9 p.m., Artworks Loveland, 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland. An interactive art installation by Becky Hawley explores the scope of emotions endured by individuals with mental illness with an artist-designed tea party that explores brokenness, turmoil, discord, and feeling ill-equipped to handle ordinary situations. Runs through March 30. Call 663-5555, email [email protected] or visit artworksloveland.org.

Night on the Town, 6-9 p.m., downtown Loveland off Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings.

KidsPak Citywide Food Drive, noon-7 p.m., at Loveland Safeway, King Soopers and Walmart stores as well as Hays Market in Berthoud. Collecting donations for bags of food for the weekend for schoolchildren in need. Contact Corrine Carrigan at 510-750-5863 or [email protected] or [email protected], or visit lovelandrotarykidspak.org.

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Bingo to Support Fort Collins Lions Club, 11:30 a.m., Bingo Planet, 281 29th St., Loveland. $8. Call 226-1482.

Loveland Senior Singles Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hokkaido Buffet, 1011 E. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland. Lunch cost on your own. Call 613-0593.

Mahjong Group, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. Free. Call 962-2401.

Toddler Storytime, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland. For ages 2-3. No registration or fee required. Call 962-2587.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” 7:30-9:30 p.m., Berthoud High School, 850 Spartan Ave., Berthoud. The musical tells the story of the princess and the pea. $7 students, $10 adults. Call 217-3173.

BIFF Fort Collins Film Festival, Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The Colorado Film Society/Boulder International Film Festival present an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. and “The Weight of Water” at 7:30 p.m. $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Call 221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

Arc of Larimer County Film Festival, 6-8 p.m., Lory Student Center Theater, 1101 Center Ave. Mall, Fort Collins. Short films will focus on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Winning filmmaker this year is Aubrey Waechter for her film “Welcome to Wesley’s World,” about an 11-year-old boy’s strengths and struggles living with autism. $10 general admission and $3 for students in advance or $12/$5 at the door, and benefit the mission of Arc of Larimer County. For tickets go to thearcoflarimercounty.org. Call 204-6991, ext. 4.

Impact Dance Company: “Frida!,” 7:30-9 p.m., Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The dancers will explore the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. $20-$25. Call 221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

Simply Talented, 5-11 p.m., Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins. Team Wellness and Prevention fundraiser with a television-inspired talent competition, awards ceremony, silent and live auctions, full dinner service and cash bar. $50 for dinner and performances or $10 for general admission without dinner, and are available at teamwandp.org/fundraising-events.

“One Night of Queen,” 7:30 p.m., Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley. Gary Mullen and The Works will present a tribute to the legendary rock band Queen. $23-$33. Call 356-5000 or visit ucstars.com.

The Stampede Troupe: “Murder by Natural Causes,” 7 p.m., Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley. The wife of Arthur Sinclair, a successful world-famous mentalist, plots his murder for the commonest of all motives — greed. Once the killing scheme is set in motion the plot thickens. $20. Call 356-5000 or visit ucstars.com.





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