More events offered for Loveland area: Meals on Wheels benefit, Makerspace, book sale and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Upcoming events in the Loveland area include a Meals on Wheels fundraiser, Makerspace Lab open houses, Friends of the Library used book sale, a retirement planning talk, wildflower walk and more.

Meals on Fourth

Meals of Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud will hold its annual Meals on 4th fundraiser at 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, on Fourth Street between Railroad and Cleveland avenues, Loveland.

Tickets are $140 each and include a welcome reception with local beverages and passed hors d’oeuvres; dinner, with multiple courses supplied by local restaurants serving farm-to-table dishes; live entertainment and opportunities to help raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

The event raises funds to help Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud with its mission of nourishing homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities in both communities.

For tickets, visit

Makerspace Lab Open Houses

The Makerspace Lab in the Loveland Public Library will hold open houses at 2-4 p.m. Fridays in June and July.

The lab is on the second floor of the library at 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland.

People who attend can learn about the equipment in the makerspace and how to get started using it.

The available technology equipment and software includes Lulzbot Mini v2, Lulzbot Taz 5 and Lulzbot Workhorse for 3D printing; CNC milling on Carvey and Easel for carving wood, plastic and more; a 2D art digitizer; Rode professional microphone; large format/poster printer; full Adobe Creative suite with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and more; iMovie; Garageband; Microsoft Surface Studio to draw digital art and create graphics using a 27-inch screen with 1200DPI sensitive drawing pen; Wacom drawing tablets; Canon T7 Rebel DSLR camera; a green screen and more.

Making projects is for all ages, but those under 11 must have a parent or caregiver available the entire time. Teens 11-17 must have parent/caregiver signed agreement form prior to making.

A technology librarian will be available to help participants get started. Longer projects may require a separate appointment to be made after you learn how to use the equipment.

No registration is required.

For details, visit

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Loveland Public Library will hold a used book sale in the Gertrude Scott Room at Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, on Wednesday-Saturday, June 16-19.

The sale will offer nonfiction books in a variety of categories, vintage and collectible books, and award winners.

Sale hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 16 and 17, and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 18 and 19.

For details, visit

Money Matters Retirement Planning Talk

The Loveland Public Library and credit unions on the Front Range will offer an online talk about retirement planning at 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.

In the session, people of all ages can explore options, identify priorities, figure out how much they should save and start to build a plan.

Register at

Guided Wildflower Walk

Loveland Open Lands and Trails will offer a guided wildflower walk on the Mariana Butte Base Trail in the Mariana Butte Natural Area at 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14.

See the profusion of spring and early summer flowers at the base of the Butte. Bring water, a hat, strong walking shoes and a hiking stick if you have one.

There will be a list of the plants that you will see and lots of discussion.

The flowers will be flagged with their names so you can observe and explore while keeping some distance from each other — no masks required for those who have been vaccinated.

The walk is free.

Meet at 701 Clubhouse Drive.

For details, contact Michele Van Hare at 970-962-2643 or

‘Shrek the Musical’

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, will present “Shrek the Musical” June 17- Aug. 22.

Go along with an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.

Evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Arrive at 6 p.m. for dinner or 7 p.m. for show only.

Matinee shows begin at 1:30 p.m. Arrive at noon for dinner or 1 p.m. for show only.

Select Wednesday dessert-only shows have been added. Arrive at 6:15 p.m.

For reservations, call 970-744-3747 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will perform at 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave., Fort Collins.

The Ensemble, rooted in the traditions of African-American dance and the Diaspora, will perform as those attending stroll through The Gardens to enjoy solos, duets and trios.

All previous ticketholders for the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance performance originally scheduled for April 8, 2021, at the Lincoln Center have been emailed newly issued tickets to the reimagined performance being presented June 17.

Tickets are $33, available for 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. performances on June 17.

For details, visit

Masters Showcase

High Country Conservatory of Dance will offer a Masters Showcase at 7 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, in the Performance Hall.

The special presentation features the elite dancers and competitors from High Country Conservatory of Dance, presenting ballet, jazz, tap and clogging.

Tickets are $23 adults, $18 seniors and students and $10 for children, available at

‘A Breath of Plein Air’

“A Breath of Plein Air: Celebrating Fort Collins Natural Areas” will be on view through July 3 at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plein Air Artists of Colorado came together, while remaining 6 feet apart, and continued to create their artwork, and Fort Collins members captured many of the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas.

The Lincoln Center is not currently open to the public for regular hours, so the Art Gallery is only regularly viewable by those attending a ticketed or scheduled event and at two scheduled public viewing times.

The public viewing times are 1-6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, and Thursday, June 24. No reservation is needed.

A virtual tour of the exhibit can be seen at

Windsor Bike Night

Windsor Bike Night will offer information and awareness to the importance of bicycle safety at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Boardwalk Park, 100 N. Fifth St., Windsor.

Hosted by the Windsor Police Department and the Windsor Optimist Club, the evening kicks off with a family-friendly bike parade around Windsor Lake at 6:15 p.m. led by a bicycle patrol officer. After the parade, kids 12 years old and younger are invited to visit bicycle safety stations, participate in an obstacle course, and check out the bike helmet giveaways and get their bike checked for safety.

Activities and giveaways during this free event will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

For details, contact the Windsor Police Department at 970-674-6400.