music, outdoors and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Music and outdoor events await you in the Loveland area this week. Friends of the Library is looking for books for their upcoming Used Book Sale and AAUW is taking pre-orders for Spring Blossoms.


The award-winning Goitse Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

Named ‘Traditional Group of the Year’ by Live Ireland, Goitse have become a leader in the new generation of Irish traditional ensembles.

Tickets cost between $39 and $54.

For more details, call 970-962-2120 or visit

Spring Holistic Fair

The 21st Annual Holistic Spring Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20 at the First National Bank Exhibition Hall at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

Explore alternative choices to take care of your body, mind, spirit, and the environment. The event includes astrology, aura portraits, clairvoyance, tarot or past life readings, animal communicators and healing modalities ranging from massage, reiki and reflexology to energy rebalancing and deep muscle massage.

Admission is $10 for a day or $15 for the weekend. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is free.

To visit for more details.

Used books wanted

Friends of the Loveland Library are seeking used book donations for its spring used book sale.

Used books are sold to raise money for Loveland Public Library programs and to help people find interesting books.

The walk-in donation area is accepted from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sorting Place Donation Center, 1010 W. 10th St.

The deposit bins in front of the building are also open at all times for small donations of books in good condition.

Friends do not accept magazines, encyclopedia sets, cassettes or videotapes. Books must be in good condition, clean and salable.

The Spring Used Book Sale is scheduled for April 22-24 at the McKee Building at The Ranch, 5260 Arena Circle, Loveland.

For more details, call 970-962-2712 or visit

Guided sunset walks

A Guided Sunset Walk – First Signs of Spring will be offered from 5:50-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and again on Saturday, March 19 at Boedecker Bluff Nature Area, 4750 W. First St., Loveland.

Guide Eldon Grimm will explore what the plants and animals of the Boedecker Bluff Natural Area are doing this time of year.

The 1 mile trail is mostly flat, improved, with a soft surface (dirt with crusher fines). The area includes dry uplands, swamp woodlands and lake areas with a variety of plants and waterfowl.

Registered participants will be notified of any date changes or cancellations due to rain or snow, and will receive parking suggestions.

The walks are free.

To register, visit

Volunteer educators

Training for volunteer educators to lead half-day trips to Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday 18 March; and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday March 31; at the park at 1211 WUS 34 west of Loveland.

Loveland’s Open Lands and Trails offers schools the opportunity to bring lessons for a half-day program at Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park. Students will participate in an “Our Canyon Wildlife – Energy Through the Biosphere” program that focuses on local connections including wildlife, plants, decomposers, and more.

Volunteers should only attend one of the three dates offered.

After training, they will be asked to teach (on the dates they are available) approximately once a week for the fifth year programs on Tuesdays and Fridays in April and May.

Attending the training does not commit participants to volunteering, but it is the best way to get all the details.

No experience required, but a love for sharing and teaching young children ages 10-12 is required, and a background check is also required.

For more details, contact Michele Van Hare at 970-962-2643 or [email protected]

Memory Cafe

Dementia Together, a nonprofit organization, will present a Memory Cafe from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., in the Gertrude Scott Meeting Room.

Memory cafes are interactive themed social gatherings for people with mild to moderate dementia and their partners in care as well as other community friends, and feature souvenirs, games and music.

For more details and resources, visit

AAUW Flower Sale

The American Association of University Women of Loveland’s annual flower sale is underway and taking orders through March 29 for geraniums and begonias.

Geraniums in red, salmon, pink and white colors are available in hanging baskets, as well as gallons and pints. Begonias in red, orange, pink and yellow) are available in quarts only.

Flowers will be ready for curbside pickup between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 7 at 1431 Allison Drive. Deliveries can be arranged on request.

All proceeds will go to scholarships for deserving women pursuing higher education.

To order, call or text 970-290-4444, or email [email protected]

Colin Hay

Singer-songwriter Colin Hay, founding member of Men At Work, will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

Using his gift for expressing struggle in a way that resonates with a wide variety of people, Hay’s solo works have earned him a devoted fan base.

Hay delivered the defining album of his solo career, “Fierce Mercy”.

Tickets cost between $15 and $50.

For more details, call 970-221-6730 or visit

’30 out of 50′

The Center for Fine Art Photography opened an online exhibition this week, “30 over 50: In Context 2022.”

The exhibition celebrates 30 socially engaged artists over 50 years old.

It is visible until June 30 on

Concert “Two Harps”

Front Range Chamber Players will perform their Concert Series #4: “Two Harps” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Ridgeview Classical Schools, 1800 S. Lemay Ave., Fort Collins.

The group, which strives to make exceptional chamber music accessible to audiences of all ages, will present an evening of classical music highlighting composers from diverse backgrounds whose works have gone unrecognized: including “Parvis” by Bernard Andres; Sonata for harp and flute by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges; String Trio by Franz Schubert, D 471 and more.

Tickets are $20.

For more details, visit

1917 Book Club

The 1917 Book Club, hosted virtually by the Estes Park Museum, will explore the local title, “Facing the Frontier: The Story of MacGregor Ranch” by Betty Freudenburg at 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16.

The book explores the history and settlement of MacGregor Ranch. This program is free and open to the public and will take place on Zoom.

No registration is required. To participate go to

For details, email [email protected]

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