Trick or Treat Street, chili dinner, Octoberfest, more – Loveland Reporter-Herald


There is plenty to do in the Loveland area as October ends and November begins. Looking for something to do for Halloween? Downtown stores will hand out candy during the day. Fancy some chili? Big Thompson Elementary can help. Find new works of art at the Artworks’ Square Foot auction, or get excited about the ski season with a film by Warren Miller.

Street Trick or Treat

Kids can visit downtown Loveland on Halloween morning for candy, costumes and the community.

Several stores will be distributing candy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, including: Loveland Aleworks, The Flipside, Little Piece of My Heart, The Black Steer Restaurant, The Pourhouse, Henry’s Pub, Door 222, The Extra Mile, C3 Real Estate, Mary’s Mountain Cookies, Rooster Browns, Sweetheart General, Dark Heart Coffee, Cosmic Dog, Tommy’s Barbers & Blades and Betta Gumbo.

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Big T Chili Dinner

The Big Thompson Elementary Chili Supper’s annual online dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, November 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The fundraiser organized by the PTA will provide drive-through meals which can be picked up at the school, 7702 WUS 34, Loveland.

Cost is $ 10 per meal, which includes a choice of meat or vegetarian green chili, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, and pie. Buy your tickets in advance at or drive the day of the event.

The auction portion of the event will go live October 29 through Nov 6. Available in the auction are a stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, a boat rental in Carter Lake, a lesson in airplane piloting and more.

For details, visit

October party

OctoberFest, an indoor party for northern Colorado, will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 at Crossroads Church, 5420 N. Taft Ave., Loveland.

From 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., there will be a disability inclusion party for families who will benefit from a less crowded and caring sensory atmosphere. There will be games, crafts, and stuff or care stalls.

At 4-6 p.m., the Family Party will add bouncy houses and live music to the mix. There will be a special safety zone for kindergarten children and younger ones to enjoy games, crafts and treats.

At 6-8 p.m., the After Dark Party takes place on the East Patio with food and drink for purchase and local professional musicians.

Free entry. Face masks are mandatory for all participants. Disguises are encouraged. Crowd size will be monitored, with the establishment of a stepped entry if necessary.

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Square footage auction

Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, 310 N. Railroad Ave., Loveland, will host a square footage auction, its biggest fundraiser of the year, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 6.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on original works of art, all of one square foot. Auctions start at just $ 100. Free entry.

A preview will take place on Friday, November 5, with refreshments, shows and the opportunity to buy in front of the general public.

Members can attend for free and $ 25 tickets will be available for everyone else. A “Buy It Now” option is only available in person during this event.

The auctions will begin on Saturday November 6 online and in person.

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“Winter begins now”

Warren Miller Entertainment’s 72nd film, “Winter Starts Now”, will premiere in Loveland at 7:30 p.m. on November 10 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Tickets are $ 20 in advance or $ 21 on the day of the show, available at

The film will also screen at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia in Fort Collins, at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 5. Tickets for this show are $ 16 and can be purchased at

Take a road trip through the Rocky Mountains, a trip to New England, and an adventure along the Alaskan coast. Join your friends Marcus Caston, Amie Engerbretson, JT Holmes and more. Meet newcomer Noah Elliott, an adaptive athlete, rocking at the Montucky Clear Cut in Turner Mountain.

To watch the trailer and learn more about the making of Winter Starts Here, visit

Los Muertos Day

Loveland Public Library will be hosting a Día de los Muertos hybrid celebration starting Monday, November 1.

Visit the library’s YouTube channel to see performances by Aztec dance ensemble Grupo Tlaloc, as well as mariachi band Talismán Trio. The Loveland Library YouTube channel is available at

The library podcast celebrated Latin Heritage Month and Día de Los Muertos with special episodes that include members of the Loveland Heart & Sol community organization, members of the Loveland High School LUC club and a visit from poet Jozer Guerrero . Stream or download Loveland Libcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc. or you can find it at

On November 1, people can visit the library for an exhibition where they can submit their own poetry or memorabilia to honor their lost loved ones for Día de Los Muertos, and you can stop in the children’s area and pick up a kit. children’s craft sugar skull. while stocks last.

For details, visit

“The best of the party”

Horsetooth Int’l Film Festival “Best of Fest,” a montage featuring 10 of the best films submitted to the Third Annual Northern Colorado Festival, can be viewed from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 5 at the Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. Fourth Street, Loveland.

The cost is $ 25.

HIFF will team up with Desk Chair Workspace, HIFF’s new headquarters, for a cocktail and mingle from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with refreshments.

The 90-minute presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Cleveland Room of the Desk Chair.

After the movie, the crowd can visit HIFF sponsor Verboten Brewing Co. from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. for discounted beers and a social hour with several NoCo filmmakers.

For details, visit

Nature talk

Naturalist Kevin Cook will present a nature talk on “A Different Way to Kiss a Tree” at 10-11 am on Wednesday, November 3, online via Zoom.

Her Nature series “A Naturalist’s To-Do List” examines a nature or wildlife problem each month and comes up with a proposal to solve that problem.

At the November conference, Cook will explore the physical and financial problems posed by large and old trees and a possible solution.

Its monthly nature talks, sponsored by the Loveland Public Library, are free.

To participate, the Zoom meeting ID is 831 9898 0752 and the secret code: 888300.

For details, call 962-2401.

‘Explosion II’

An exhibition titled “Blow Up II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” opens Friday, October 29 at the Museum of Art Fort Collins, 201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.

The exhibition explores the imaginative ways in which air is used as a tool to create large-scale sculptures. The exhibiting artists translate everyday materials and images into larger-than-life, but almost lighter than air, works of art that are figurative, conceptual and abstract.

The works explore subjects as diverse as anime, superheroes, history, politics and even mortality.

The exhibition runs until January 9.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $ 5 for adults; $ 4 for students with ID and seniors (over 60) and $ 1 for 7-18 year olds. Children 6 and under and museum members are free.

For more details, visit

Student theater

The live theater will be presented at Front Range Community College at 7:30 pm Thursday and Friday October 28-29 and Wednesday-Friday November 3-5; 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 30; and at the Redcloud Peak Building, Studio 106, 4616 S. Shields St., Fort Collins.

A 10-minute collection of plays, written by four student playwrights, will be performed by students.

Tickets are $ 5 at the door (cash or check only).

For details, visit

John Fielder Show

Friends of the Greeley Museums will present a multimedia John Fielder show with photographs, music and history at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3 at the Monfort Concert Hall at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley.

Fielder will project photos from his latest book project “Weld County: 4,000 Square Miles of Grandeur, Greatness & Yesterdays” onto a 30-foot screen.

An Evening with John Fielder will feature a book sale and Weld County book signing, as well as all of John’s popular Colorado books and calendars.

This event is a fundraiser for the Greeley Museums, with the proceeds from ticket sales and 25% of book sales going to the Friends of the Greeley Museums Foundation, in support of their outreach efforts.

The local charity Weld Community Foundation commissioned Fielder to produce the book in 2016. For four years, he covered the 4,000 square miles of County Weld with his camera, photographing areas ranging from Pawnee Buttes to Powder and Platte. .

The evening’s program includes book sales and dedications from 6 p.m. to 6:55 p.m., the photography program from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and continued book sales and dedications from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets are $ 17.50, available in advance or in person at the Union Colony Civic Center.

For more details, visit

“El Guayabo”

“El Guayabo / The Guava Tree”, a special musical performance for young people, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4 at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley.

The program addresses the lessons of childhood resilience and friendship using upbeat bilingual music and colorful characters.

Based on the childhood of famous tango pianist Emiliano Messiez, this 50-minute production follows young Messiez in his third year facing the challenge of moving from a small mountain town in Mexico to Colorado.

It conveys a strong anti-bullying message, teaching children to act as “supervisors” rather than “bystanders” and reinforces the power of friendship to overcome difficult situations.

Tickets cost $ 5. In-person and streaming options are available.

Visit for more details and to purchase a ticket

Rocky Ridge Gala

A virtual gala celebrating the new Rocky Ridge Music will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3 on Zoom.

Join us for live performances, a preview of new programs and a live auction.

Tickets start at $ 50.

For more details, visit

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