Jim Disney Art, Music, Chocolate Festival, Latin (Hispanic) Heritage Month Celebration, Holistic Fair and More – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Loveland events this coming weekend include the opening of art exhibits honoring the late Jim Disney, new music from the Loveland Choral Society and Loveland Orchestra, a chocolate festival, a Latin (Hispanic) Heritage Month celebration, a holistic mass and more .

“James Disney: Legacy”

Two exhibits, “James Disney: Legacy,” featuring artwork by longtime Loveland artist and former Larimer County Commissioner, and “James Disney/Eric Stensland: Double Vision,” will be on view in the Loveland Museum’s main gallery, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., opening to the public on Saturday, September 17th. The exhibits will remain on view until November 13th.

Disney’s major work focused on the mountains and landscapes of the western United States. Legacy explores his artistic career and Double Vision explores his friendship with Stensland, a photographer. Over the years, Disney had come up with an exhibition idea that involved the two.

A third exhibition, Climbing Mountains: The Life and Work of James Disney, will be on view October 14 through January 14. 29 in the memorial gallery. This exhibition explores Disney’s life as an artist, environmentalist and community member. His contributions to the community included creating murals for the Loveland Museum depicting early Loveland scenes. They remain on display.

Admission to this exhibition is free and there will be an opening reception on Friday 14 October at 6pm to 8pm.

Admission to the main gallery is $7 per person 13 years and older.

Free entry days are Wednesday 12th October and Tuesday 1st November from 10am to 5pm and during Night on the Town on Friday 14th October from 5pm to 8pm Watch.

For details, call 970-962-2410 or visit us thelovelandmuseum.orG.

“Raise Every Voice”

The Loveland Choral Society presents “Lift Every Voice…Sing” on Saturday, September 17 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E .Fourth St., Loveland .

Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for children under 14.

Call 970-962-2120 or visit us for details rialtotheatercenter.org.

chocolate festival

The Loveland Chocolate Festival takes place on Saturday September 17th at 11am at the First National Bank Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The day features chocolate tasting, shopping and entertainment.

Admission is free.

For more information, see cochocolatefests.com.

Latin heritage

Heart and Sol of Loveland and the Loveland Public Library are hosting a Latine (Hispanic) Heritage Month Saturday, September 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Foote Lagoon, 500 E. Third St., Loveland Celebration.

The event will include dance, music and spoken word entertainment as well as food trucks and vendor/community resource booths.

For more information, see bit.ly/3Kzl4t9.

Holistic autumn fair

The annual Holistic Fall Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the First National Bank Show Hall at the Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The event will explore alternative ways to care for the body, mind, spirit and environment. It includes astrology, palmistry, aura portraits, psychic, tarot and past life reading, as well as vendors and artisans, door prizes and hourly free lectures.

Admission is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. Children up to 12 years are free.

Parking is free.

For details call 970-472-0200 or visit us holistic-messen.com.

day for children

Day for Kids, a national celebration of the life-changing work being done in Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10am-2pm at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland .

The event is free and features interactive and educational booths from local organizations.

For more information, see begreatlarimer.org/events/day-for-kids.

Stillwater Derby

The Stillwater Derby will be held on Saturday September 17th at 4pm at Stillwater Ranch, 8511 Coyote Run, Loveland.

The event includes Derby traditions, dinner, a live auction and more, and benefits the Stillwater Ranch general fund to provide programs for veterans, service members and their families.

Tickets cost $60 and benefit the non-profit ranch that serves veterans, military personnel and their families.

For more information, see https://www.stillwaterranch.org.

Adoptapalooza 3

Adoptapalooza 3 will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cosmic Dog, 116 W. Fourth St., Loveland.

The event, sponsored by the BrotherBird Foundation and presented by Cosmic Dog, includes live music by Mountain Duo, tips on training, washing and grooming your pet(s). Hot dogs, face painting and a chance to see adoptable cats and dogs.

Attendees bringing adoptable animals include Scroungy Dogs and Pretty Pups Rescue, All Aboard Animal Rescue and The Snuggle Is Real with dogs, and Animal Friends Alliance, Colorado Kitty Coalition and Noco Cat Cafe with cats.

For more information, call 970-631-4387 or [email protected]

Loveland Orchestra

The Loveland Orchestra will present a “Love Poems” concert on Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountain View High School Auditorium, 3500 Mountain Lion Drive, Loveland.

​At 7:00 p.m., the evening begins with a discussion about the music of the program. The concert marks the beginning of his 20th season as conductor of the orchestra.

The program includes the three-movement Symphony in D minor by the French composer César Franck; “Les Préludes”, a tone poem by Franz Liszt; and Tchaikovsky’s ​”​Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy.​”​

Tickets at the box office are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and are free for children 12 and under. Packages of six tickets are $80 for adults and $50 for students. T-Tickets are available online at ​lovelandorchestra.org/buy-tickets.html with an additional $1 processing fee.

The Loveland Orchestra consists of over 60 amateur and professional musicians from Loveland and the surrounding area. To audition for the orchestra, visit lovelandorchestra.org.

blessing of animals

Buckhorn Presbyterian Church in Masonville will host its annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 am.

The event takes place outdoors in the amphitheater overlooking the foothills of the Rockies.

Everyone is invited to bring their leashed or crated pets—dogs, cats, goats, iguanas, llamas, horses, or other pets—to the service and to stay after the service for refreshments and fellowship.

The church is located at 8762 N. County Road 27.

For details call 970-667-2308 or visit us buckhornpres.org.

Chili cook off

Roosevelt Spirit will host a Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Roosevelt High School, 616 N. Second St., Johnstown.

The event will raise funds to offset the cost of February’s national competition.

Anyone who makes a great pot of chili is welcome to attend the event. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. Winners will be announced at 3:30pm

Admission is $10 for children 12 and older, $5 for children 5-11, and free for children under 4. Entry to the Chili Contest costs $25.

Contact Michelle Mauch at 970-324-7945 or [email protected] for details.

Tour of historic houses

The Poudre Landmarks Foundation Annual Historic Homes Tour will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The tour includes five private residences and two historic municipal properties showcasing the mid-century neighborhoods of Meeker Drive and Buckeye in Fort Collins.

The town’s 1879 Avery House and 1883 Waterworks are also part of the tour.

Tickets are $25 in advance, available at poudrelandmarks.org or at several stores in Fort Collins or $30 on the day of the tour.

For more information, call 970-221-0533 or visit us poudrelandmarks.org.

Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts

The 46th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday 17 September from 9am to 6pm and Sunday 18 September from 9am to 4pm at Bond Park in the held downtown Estes Park.

The festival will feature world-class artists from Colorado and the western neighboring states, featuring paintings, handwoven garments, jewelry, metalwork, photography, sculpture, pottery and more.

For more information, see fineartsguild.org.

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