The annual Cherry Pie Celebration returns to downtown Loveland on July 16. Other upcoming events in the area include the People’s Tiny House Festival, the Northern Colorado Home Show, and a Drums Along the Rockies show.
Cherry Pie Celebration
The Loveland Cherry Pie Celebration will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Peters Park and in the parking lot next to the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave.
The event commemorates Loveland’s longstanding connection to the cherry industry.
During the 1920s, Loveland had the largest cherry orchard west of the Mississippi River, producing over $1 million worth of cherries each year.
Admission is free and individual servings of cherry pie, ice cream, coffee and lemonade will be available for purchase.
The event also includes live music, vendor booths, children’s activities and more.
For details, call 970-962-2410 or visit thelovelandmuseum.org.
Tiny House Festival
The People’s Tiny House Festival 2022 will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday July 16 and 17 at First National Bank Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.
The festival will feature tiny homes, RVs, school bus conversions and vendors from across the Front Range.
Meet DIYers from all over the country, listen to speakers and panels, enjoy live music, beer and wine.
Tickets are $10, good for admission on both days. Children 12 and under are free, and military and senior discounts are available at the door.
For more details, visit peoplestinyhousefestival.com.
NoCo Home Show
The Northern Colorado Home Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, at First National Bank Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.
The show, which will feature a variety of local and national vendors in home, outdoor living, beauty, decor, DIY and more, is being held in association with the People’s Tiny HouseFestival.
For more details, visit bit.ly/3NMO8NO.
Full movie tour
The 2022 Full Draw Film Tour will premiere “Onxhunt” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.
Watch bow hunting on the big screen, including close encounters with elk, moose and more.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for ages 4-17.
For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.
A Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening course will focus on how to clean, store and prepare garden vegetables from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, online.
Upcoming monthly classes in the Lunch ‘n’ Learn Gardening series will focus on:
•August. 10: Pet friendly landscaping.
•Seven. 14: Fruit trees for the Front Range.
•Oct. 12: Great plants for fall color.
•Nov. 9: A year of gardening in review.
•Dec. 14: Evergreens for the Colorado landscape.
Courses presented by Northern Colorado Libraries and CSU Extension are free, but registration is required.
To register for the July 13 class, visit bit.ly/3yOwUeN and after registering, you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting.
Library Youth Programs
The Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., will host a Rocky Mountain Raptor program from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14.
Ages 11-17 can learn about what a raptor is, how it survives and adapts, and the challenges it faces in the world, and meet a living raptor. The program will be on the front lawn, or move indoors in case of inclement weather
For more details, visit bit.ly/3nLbWXQ.
A science workshop with Science Matters will follow from 1-2 p.m. for kids ages 4 and up who can explore nature and animals through science in an interactive workshop with several hands-on STEM stations.
For more details, visit bit.ly/3NOoLuR.
Drumming along the Rockies
Drums Along the Rockies will be moving from their traditional home of Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High to Colorado State University’s Canvas Stadium, 751 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins, for their show on Saturday, July 16, due to scheduling conflicts. at the Denver site.
The ceremonial evening of marching music begins at 6:45 p.m., showcasing the precision and power of eight elite corps of drums affiliated with Drum Corps International.
The show is a fundraiser for The Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps, which has represented the state of Colorado in drum corps competitions across the United States for 64 years.
Tickets are between $25 and $135, available at DrumsAlongtheRockies.com and at the Canvas Stadium box office beginning at noon on the day of the event.
Sale of used books
The Friends of the Poudre River Library Used Book Sale will be held on Friday July 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday July 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday July 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at the the old Town. Community Hall, 201 Peterson Street, Fort Collins.
Thousands of hardcover and paperback books will be on sale at great prices, including detective stories, fiction, science fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, history, biographies and Moreover.
On Sunday, all books will be half price.
Credit cards are accepted.
Proceeds benefit the Poudre River Public Library District.
For more details, call 970-221-6740 or visit prfol.org.
Launch of HERstory
A Big Colorado Women Stories Event – HERstory Launch will be held from 12-1:45 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at Colorado Early Colleges, 4424 Innovation Drive, Fort Collins.
The conference will feature Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame inductees Dr. Dorothy Horrell and Dr. Marianne Egeland Neifert.
Tickets are $45, available at brownpapertickets.com/event/5488939?ref=349591.
“By Greig: The Art of Greig Steiner”
“By Greig: The Art of Greig Steiner,” a new temporary exhibit at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth St., Estes Park, will open with a members-only preview Friday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m.
Steiner has worked and created art in Estes Park since 1959. The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, architectural drawings, portraits and sketches, some of which are on display for the first time and reside in Steiner’s personal collection. Steiner.
A graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse, Steiner’s work reflects his theatrical training. He has designed, built and painted sets, produced, directed, performed and danced in more than 350 shows. In his paintings and sculptures, he uses many mediums and styles.
The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday, July 16 and will be on display until January 2023, during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For details, call 970-586-6256 or visit estespark.colorado.gov/museum.
Rodeo on the roof
The rooftop rodeo takes place in Estes Park until Monday, July 11.
Doors open nightly at 5 p.m. at the Estes Park Fairgrounds, 1125 Rooftop Way. Rodeos start at 7 p.m.
Saturday is Wear Pink Night, when people are invited to show their support for breast cancer awareness and research.
Sunday is Military Appreciation Night, when service members and their families pay $12 per person, with ID required.
Monday is Locals and First Responders Night, when locals get a 25% discount and first responders and their families pay $12 per person, with ID required.
General admission tickets are $25, with tickets for ages 3-12, military, and seniors $17 most nights, available at bit.ly/3yK1FkT.
For more details, visit rooftoprodeo.com.
The Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department’s annual pancake breakfast, silent auction and bake sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at the Glen Haven Fire Station at 7380 County Road 43, Glen Haven.
The event benefits the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department, which is funded entirely by donations and fundraising. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, orange juice and coffee, all made by local firefighters and paramedics.
Meals are $10 for adults, $6 for children 5-10, and free for children under 5.
For details, call 970-586-5406 or visit bit.ly/3yoE5Ja.