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Christa's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 1371 Conway Court in Erie, Colorado!

 

This home is ready for you and your loved ones to call "HOME" this Summer.  The backyard setting just says FUN- for the kids and grown-ups! 😊

 

 

Grilling and dinner on the deck, s’mores at the fire pit under the stars, the beautiful, yet simple landscaping and lawn…

 

 

The elegant kitchen is both functional and beautiful. With plenty of space for entertaining, feeding little ones, and plenty of counter and storage space.

 

 

The open, yet defined floor plan keeps the home feeling cozy, but still allows everyone to be together. Guests, kids, and loved ones will enjoy hanging out in the family room, while whoever is in the kitchen can still enjoy the fun and conversation.

 

 

The Master Bedroom/Bath is a quiet retreat.

 

 

And with 5 Bedrooms and Bathrooms total, there’s ample room for all to have their space, plus a bonus studio/mother-in-law wing… All with simple, timeless finishes. A home that’s easy to make yours. 

Call, email or text me if this home or something like this may be in your future. I’d love to help you!

 

(Listed by CapRock Corp)

 

 

Christa is a Licensed REALTOR for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate in beautiful Longmont, Colorado. Christa is The Winning Team's Buyer's Specialist. Her business background gives her the experience and expertise a Buyer needs and wants in today's competitive market. Christa lives with her contractor husband, Guy, and their two pups Bubba and Whim in the foothills of North Boulder. Christa can be found spending her free time mountain biking, skiing, running and enjoying her home and property. It's all that Colorado has to offer that keeps Christa and Guy happy, healthy, and enjoying life to it's fullest.

Christa can be contacted via email at christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile at 303.913.9698

 

Ananda's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 5196 N. 119th St. in Erie; a custom ranch home on nearly 2 acres of land...

 

 

This is a great opportunity to buy a beautiful home that also has land in Boulder County.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy entertaining from the gourmet kitchen with slab granite, custom cabinets and high end appliances.

 

 

 

Plenty of room to gather friends and family around for holidays, family meals or just because!

 

 

 

You'll be more than comfortable in the huge master suite with a custom tiled master bathroom to match.

 

 

 

Feel free to take the party outdoors to your wrap-around deck and pergola. The professional landscaping is beautiful and brings the area to life.

 

 

If you're looking for a workshop or room for several vehicles, the 3-car garage with epoxy flooring will suit you fine!

 

 

Don't miss out on this one! It's in a quiet and peaceful location, but still close to everything you need. Give us a call if you'd like to take a look at this home or others like it!

 

(Listed by HomeSmart Realty Group)

 

 

Ananda is a Licensed REALTOR and Transaction Coordinator for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate! Though she's proud to be a Boulder native, she and her family of 4 are thrilled to call Longmont "home." Community involvement is important to her and her family, and she is on the neighborhood HOA board and her daughter's school social committee and PTA. She brings to the team over 20 years of experience, with a background in bookkeeping and business management. Ananda enjoys time in the great outdoors with her family - hiking, skiing, fishing and taking part in all the local fun of Downtown Longmont!

Ananda can be contacted by email at ananda@justlistedcolo.com or by phone at 303.776.4004

 

UNDER CONTRACT on Vista Ridge Condo in Erie...

by Cory Dudley

 

We have officially helped our buyers go UNDER CONTRACT on a 3rd floor condo in the Vista Ridge neighborhood in Erie...

 

 

The open floor plan feels even more spacious, thanks to the vaulted ceilings and flow.

 

 

The living room leads you into the kitchen, complete with 42" cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters.

 

 

Two full bathrooms match the master suite and large bedroom, meaning there's plenty of room for everyone!

 

 

This community offers a club house, swimming pool, exercise room and a hot tub! Mere minutes from Denver and Boulder, and being on the top floor means no noise overhead.

 

 

Congratulations again!

 

 

Christa is a Licensed REALTOR for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate in beautiful Longmont, Colorado. Christa is The Winning Team's Buyer's Specialist. Her business background gives her the experience and expertise a Buyer needs and wants in today's competitive market. Christa lives with her contractor husband, Guy, and their two pups Bubba and Whim in the foothills of North Boulder. Christa can be found spending her free time mountain biking, skiing, running and enjoying her home and property. It's all that Colorado has to offer that keeps Christa and Guy happy, healthy, and enjoying life to it's fullest.

Christa can be contacted via email christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile 303.913.9698.

 

Are you trying to make plans for the weekend? Wondering what's going on in your neighborhood, or maybe somewhere nearby? Here is a list of the fun that you can check out April 15th through the 17th in Longmont and the surrounding areas...

 

Downtown Longmont

Cupcake Happy Hour - Friday, April 15th

Join us on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday afternoons from 3-5pm for Cupcake Happy Hour! All in stock cupcakes (including gluten free & vegan) are $2! Good while supplies last for walk-ins only.

4th Annual Red Thread International Craft Bazaar - Saturday, April 16th

Central Elementary School in Longmont will be hosting the 4th Annual Red Thread International Craft Bazaar this Saturday, April 16th 9am-2pm. We will feature 60+ vendors, live entertainment all day, food truck and more! All vendor booth fee proceeds and other donations will benefit our sister school, Moonlight Primary in Uganda. Free admission.

Donuts With Dad - Sunday, April 17th

C'mon in, Dads! A little sweet treat might entice dads to bring in the kids to make Mom the best Mother's Day gift ever. Donuts from 12-2pm-ish or while supplies last.

 

Downtown Louisville

Les Misérables - Friday, April 15th, Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th

One of the most iconic musicals of the 20th century comes to Louisville when CenterStage Theatre Company presents Les Misérables. More than 70 talented young actors from across the Front Range bring Victor Hugo’s incredible story to life in this exciting production. Tickets range from $8-24 and can be purchased at the box office or online.

 

Erie

9Health Fair - Saturday, April 16th

Do you know your numbers? Come find out and join the thousands from around Colorado at the 9Health Fair. The 9Health Fair has been providing low cost blood chemistry screenings and health screenings for the past 30 years.

 

Downtown Boulder

Friday Night Weird: Improv Over Silents - Friday, April 15th

Six expert players from the Boulder Improv Collaborative will be making up their own dialogue for several short silent films right on the spot. We’ll also have a Twitter Wall for audience participation, and wild hijinks will ensue.

Boulder Farmers Market - Saturday, April 16th

The Boulder County Farmers' Market takes pride in bringing you locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines sold by the farmers that produce them. While you're purchasing your fresh vegetables and fruits (many of them organically grown) enjoy a tasty pastry from local bakeries or enjoy a meal created by local chefs. We look forward to seeing you there soon!

Taste Of Pearl - Sunday, April 17th

An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene and celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail boutiques. This is a ticketed event for those 21 years of age and older.

 

Our Top 9 Happy Hours to Check Out This Month!

by Cory Dudley

As the temperatures warm up this month, we're looking for cold drinks, delicious small plates and feel-good environments. There are many happy hour spots to choose from but we've collected one from each of the 9 areas that we specialize in - that way, no matter where you find yourself in the late afternoon, you'll know just where to go!

 

Cafe Aion . 1235 Pennsylvania . Boulder, CO

3-6pm, ALL NIGHT Monday & Tuesday

(Photo Credit: Kevin Heffernan)

The tapas-inspired happy hour provides cozy atmosphere as well as delicious drinks and tastes. You'll be able to sample bites such as Moroccan spiced pork sliders, fried cauliflower with saffron yogurt and mussels for only $2 - $7. The cherry on top? There are desserts on happy hour, too! Whether you're craving savory or sweet, Cafe Aion has something to suit everyone. To wash it all down, the drinks are $3-$6 and include varieties such as wine, rotating cocktails and house-made red and white sangria.

(Photo Credit, Caroline Treadway)

 

The Roost . 526 Main St . Longmont, CO

4-6pm Monday - Thursday, ALL DAY on Sunday

(Photo Credit: Lewis Gayer)

People don't only come to The Roost for the bowl of Roost Pickles - though they are spicy perfection for $2! The Longmont community enjoys the innovative drinks and the delicious snacks that this happy hour spot provides. As of April 25th, the rooftop patio will be open for those who enjoy seeing the sun off in the evening and finishing their drinks beneath strands of hanging lights from above. The $3 Rocks Margarita is a favorite, as are the $3 Polenta Bites - complete with house smoked tomato puree, local Haystack Mountain goat cheese and balsamic reduction.

 

Treppeda's . 300 2nd Ave . Niwot, CO

5-6:30pm, Monday - Saturday

Treppeda's is well known for it's extensive wine list, which includes selections from northeast Italy, north and northwest, central areas, south and islands, as well as various California vintages. The staff is well educated and happy to help you select! During happy hour, house wine by the glass goes for $3.75. Cocktails are $3.50 - $6, and small plates for $3-$9. Some small plates on the menu include bruschetta with house-made ricotta and olive miste, which is the chef's selection of marinated mixed olives.

(Photo Credit: Damon Redd)

 

Bogey's Eatery & Spirits . 6525 Gunpark Dr. Suite 380 Boulder, CO

3-7pm, every day!

(Photo Credit: Trip Advisor)

As Gunbarrel's only full service restaurant and bar, Bogey's is the perfect spot to cheers with friends and enjoy great food with the locals.  Their custom-built 16 tap systems delivers chilled beer each and every time, with 6 local brews on tap and 10 more on standby at any given moment. The happy hour menu is offered from 3-9pm and includes bacon-wrapped poppers, wings, hummus with pita bread and half nachos grande. There are daily drinks specials ranging from $2.50 - $5.00.

Enjoy the year-round patio with friends or colleagues, and even bring your four-legged family members! They created a custom dog yard adjacent to the patio that is open year round, so your dog can soak up the sun, too.

(Photo Credit: Trip Advisor)

 

Oksar Blues Grill & Brew . 303 Main St . Lyons, CO

3-6pm,, Monday - Friday

(Photo Credit: Oskar Blues)

Nearly 20 years ago, nestled in the quiet town of Lyons, CO Oskar Blues opened it's doors. It is the birthplace of Dale's Pale Ale and the home of the brewery as well, which means they have one awesome happy hour! There is always a daily hour hour special, so be sure to ask the server... But you can always count on $2.50 sliders (BLT, catfish, pulled pork or buffalo chicken style) and a variety of mini nachos to please any palette.

(Photo Credit: Oskar Blues)

 

The Old Mine Cidery & Brewpub . 500 Briggs St . Erie, CO

4-6pm, Monday - Thursday

(Photo Credit: Lilli Armstrong)

The Old Mine took up residence in an old mercantile building in history downtown Erie.They feature hard cider and beer, with 15 tapes and a fully stocked beer cellar. Their vision is to connect the local community with the beer community in a welcome atmosphere that beckons you to sit and enjoy. The best part? They have made 'hoppy hour' all their own by offering $1 off drafts, pizzas and sandwiches across their menu -many of which are packed with locally sourced ingredients, so you can feel good about eating that pizza.

(Photo Credit: Jim Walter)

 

Zucca Italian Ristorante. 808 MainSt . Louisville, CO

4-6pm, Monday - Friday

(Photo Credit: Three Leaf Concepts)

This is a farm-to-table style restaurant that creates flavorful dishes using very fresh ingredients (organic when possible), and provides an extensive wine list to match. With authentic Italian options, you simply can't go wrong settling in for their special prices from 4-6pm during the week. $3 small plates include choices such as truffle flies, calamari, Italian sausage sliders and salads. Drinks range $3 - $7.

(Photo Credit: Grace Boyle)

 

The Post Brewing Company . 105 West Emma St . Lafayette, CO

4-6pm, Monday - Friday

Pull up a chair! The Post Brewing Company designs beers to perfectly pair with various meals on their menu, and their happy hour selections are no exception. With a comfort-cooked feel and a fantastic patio to enjoy in warmer weather, you can't go wrong choosing this spot. You can snack on deviled eggs for $1 each or a fried chicken biscuit for $4. Drinks range $2.50 - $5 and all draft beers are $1 off.

(Photo Credit: Carrie Dow)

 

Sushi Yama . 1627 E. Colton Rd . Superior, CO

2:30 - 5pm, Monday - Saturday

This sushi spot in Superior had it's grand opening in September of 2014 and already has loyal customers that bring family and friends to join them in their visits. Happy hour specials include 40% off basic rolls, 20% off specialty rolls, $1 sashimi pieces and BOGO beer!

Insider's tip - craving authentic Chinese cuisine? Request the 'Secret Chinese Menu' from your server. You'll need to know how to read Chinese or be with someone who can read it for you!

Today

Longmont Community Blood Drive — Donations will be taken in the Community Room, 10:30 a.m., Moose Lodge, 2210 Pratt St., Longmont. Go to bonfils.org.

Monday Free Movie Night with "Pulp Fiction" — A screening of the film, 7 p.m., Dicken's Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. Go to dickensoperahouse.com.

Tuesday

• Canvas and Cocoa — For grades third through fifth, local artist Tami Showers will demonstrate painting a winter theme masterpiece. Each participant will take home a masterpiece of their own, materials provided, 4 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie. Registration required. Go to mylibrary.us.

• Small Business Series: Navigating the Media and Free Advertising Opportunities — Learn about many low-cost ways to market your small business, how to write effective press releases for the media, and how to work with your local media representatives, 6 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

Bimini Ring Toss Competition — Single person teams or pairs can split and shoot as one person. There are prizes for winners and losers. Enjoy free snacks, 6:30 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Longmont; 300sunsbrewing.com.

 

Wednesday

• World's Largest Sticker Ball Weigh-In — The Sticker Giant company based in Hygiene will weigh in their sticker ball, Saul, to beat the 220 pound Guinness World Record, noon, Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont. Go to stickergiant.com/sticker-ball.

• Open bluegrass pick — Live music, 8 p.m., Longs Peak Pub, 600 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-7886.

Thursday

• Cheesemaking 101 and Creamery Tour — Begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mountain Goat Cheese Creamery and then sample several cheese in the new Cheese Education Center while learning to make your own cheese, 2 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Road, Longmont. Cost is $25. Go to theartofcheese.com.

• RSVPs for the 14th annual Madrigal Dinner — RSVPs are due Thursday for the Centaurus High School Vocal Music Program's Madrigal Dinner. The event includes a six-course Renaissance feast where you can dance with the jesters, feed the beggars and a chance to cheer for your favorite champion during the tournament, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Centaurus High School, 10300 S. Boulder Road, Lafayette. Cost is $25 for general admission and $35 for preferred seating. Contact Scott Wickham at 720-651-7734 or email Scott.Wickham@ bvsd.org.

• Screening of "The Great Divide" — The documentary shows the influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region, 6:30 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

Friday

• Friday Afternoon Concert and Art Show — Take Down the Door, a Celtic band, will perform and art show will be the works of Greg Marquez, 2:30 p.m., Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Cost is $10. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

• Opening night of "Yankee Tavern" — Longmont Theater Company presents "Yankee Tavern," a play that takes place inside a crumbling New York tavern in which a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 24, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont. Call 303-772-5200 or go to longmonttheatre.org.

Saturday

• Birds of Prey Driving Tour — Join Boulder County Naturalist for a driving tour to view birds of prey. The group will carpool to locations. Bring water, lunch or snacks. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and bird field guide if you have them, 10 a.m., Boulder County Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont. Registration required. Call 303-678-6214.

• Winter Windows to Wellness — An informative and hands-on fair that features 20 vendors and holistic healers, 9 a.m., Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Schedule 15-minute sessions for $5 each. Call 303-651-8404.

• Paper Shredding Event — A free paper shredding event for residential trash and recycling customers, 9 a.m., Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin St., Longmont. Bring utility bill and identification. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

Sunday

Kruger & Bunin, piano — The Estes Park Music Festival presents live music, 2 p.m., Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. Cost is $10. Go to estesparkmusicfestival.org.

Home Cheesemaking: Tips, Tools and Techniques — The class features many cheesemaking techniques with a focus on commonly asked questions, 2 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Park Road, Longmont. Cost is $39. Go to theartofcheese .com.

 

To see more events for the Longmont-area or to submit an event, go to timescall.com/ events.


Today

Open Mic — Live music, 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot. Call 303-652-4186.

Chess Club — Players of all levels are welcome, best for those 7 and older, 7 p.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

Tuesday

Open Mic Night with The Prairie Scholars — Live music, 6 p.m. , Skeye Brewing, 900 S. Hover St., Unit D, Longmont. Go to skeyebrewing.com.

Berthoud Historical Society presents Tracy Briggs — Briggs' presentation is "Berthoud Women and Their Role in Community Building," 7 p.m. , McCarty-Fickel Home Museum, 645 Seventh St., Berthoud. Cost is $3 for society members and $5 for non-society members. Go to berthoudhistoricalsociety.org.

Wednesday

Longmont Museum History Tour — A trained docent will provided a tour of the "Front Range Rising" exhibit that features Longmont History, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, 10 a.m. , Longmont. Cost is $3. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

Llama Llama Party-Rama — Bring your little llama to a special storytime celebrating one of the library's favorite picture book characters, "Llama Llama," 4 p.m. , Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie. Go to mylibrary.us.

The Heartstring Hunters — Live music, 6:30 p.m. , Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont. Go to stillcellars.com.

Randall Dubois — Live music, 7 p.m., Rosalee's Pizzeria, 461 Main St., Longmont. Call 303-485-5020.

Open Bluegrass Pick hosted by Eric Wiggs — Live music, 8 p.m. , Longs Peak Pub, 600 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont. Go to mountainsunpub.com.

Thursday

Tyler Grant — Live music, 6 p.m. , Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont. Call 303-485-9400.

Home Cheesemaking — Learn how to make a delicious and easy version of the Greek classic, Feta, 6:30 p.m. , The Art of Cheese at Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese Creamery, 505 Weaver Park Road, Longmont. Cost is $39. Go to theartofcheese.com.

Money Matters: Tax Time News — Gain valuable knowledge about preparing your own taxes, what questions to ask when choosing a certified tax preparer and how to find the local IRS-certified free tax prep program, 6:30 p.m. , Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie. Go to mylibrary.us.

Colorado Geology with Dr. John Lufkin — Lufkin will provide a fascinating look at the geology of our state's most recognizable rock formations, including Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks, 7 p.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8472.

Jami Lunde Duo — Live music, 7 p.m. , Oskar Blues Brewery, 303 Main St., Lyons. Go to oskarbluesfooderies.com

Ben Hanna — Live music, 7 p.m. , City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Ave., Berthoud. Call (970) 532-7827.

Joseph Teichman — Live music, 7:30 p.m. , Samples World Bistro, 370 Main St., Longmont. Go to samplesworldbistro.com.

Friday

Nature Detectives in the Field: Twinkle, Twinkle, BIG Star — Explore our galaxy with hands-on activities and demonstrations, 5 p.m. , Boulder County Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont. Call 303-678-6214.

LEGO Club — The family events features a different LEGO building challenge each month, 6 p.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8477.

Nick O'Connor — Live music, 6:30 p.m. , 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Longmont. Go to www.300sunsbrewing.com.

Saturday

Roller Derby New Year's Bout — Come experience some good ole' Colorado roller derby, 5 p.m. , Barn A, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. Cost is $14. Go to bouldercountybombers.com.

Lyons Old-time Square Dance — 7 p.m. , Mayama Movement Studio, 625 Fourth Ave., Lyons. Cost is $5 to $20.

The Beatles Tribute with Doctor Robert — 8 p.m. , Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. Cost is $6. Go to dickensoperahouse.com.

Sunday

Intro to Hard Cheeses — Some say that soft cheeses are easy to make and hard cheeses are difficult, but in this class we will learn that that's not necessarily so, 2 p.m. , The Art of Cheese at Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese Creamery, 505 Weaver Park Road, Longmont. Cost is $39. Go to theartofcheese.com.

Doug Walters Trio —The Estes Park Music Festival presents live music from the Doug Walters Trio, 2 p.m., Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. Cost is $10. Go to estesparkmusicfestival.org.

Laser Bunny — Live music, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oskar Blues Brewery, 303 Main St., Lyons. Go to oskarbluesfooderies.com.

Lindsey Saunders — Live music, 6 p.m., Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont. Call 303-485-9400.

 

To see more events for the Longmont-area or to submit an event, go to timescall.com/events.



Lyons Holiday Parade of Lights is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Main Street and Broadway, Lyons, with music at 7:15 p.m. in Sandstone Park, Fourth and Broadway, Lyons, and fireworks are at 7:40 p.m. (Times-Call file)

Today

Loteria Mexicana —Enjoy traditional Mexican bingo at the Longmont Public Library. The game will be played mostly in Spanish, 6 p.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8473.

Blues Jam with Boa & The Constrictors —Live music, 7 p.m. , Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont. Call 303-485-9400.

Tuesday

Handmade Holiday —Kids from third to fifth grade can get into the holiday spirit and craft some handmade gifts for your friends and family, 4 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie. Got to www.mylibrary.us.

Felting Fun for the Whole Family —Come join the fun and create a family Holiday tradition. Learn how to make an adorable, one-of-a-kind needle felted snowman or penguin ornament, 6 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie. Go to www.mylibrary.us.

Wednesday

Handmade Holiday —Teens from sixth to 12th grade can get into the holiday spirit and craft some handmade gifts for your friends and family, 4 p.m. , Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie. Go to www.mylibrary.us.

Book Signing with Claudia Mills and Phyllis Perry — Mills will talk about the Nora Notebooks and the Franklin School Friends series of books for children. Perry will discuss her new adult book, "Colorado Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers," and her children's book, "A Field Guide to Ocean Animals," 6:30 p.m. , Local Editions Books and Coffee, 2919 17th Ave., Suite 110, Longmont. Go to localeditionslongmont.com.

Thursday

Mommy and Me Stress Reduction— Discover fun mindfulness meditation techniques and become intentional about what you want to nurture this holiday season. Best for children ages 6 and under, 11 a.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8477.

Cheesemaking: Intro to Hard Cheese— Some say that soft cheeses are easy to make and hard cheeses are hard, but in this class we will learn that's not necessarily so, 6:30 p.m. , The Art of Cheese at Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese Creamery, 505 Weaver Park Road, Longmont. Cost is $39. Go to www.theartofcheese.com.

Longmont 50th Annual Christmas Home Tour — United Church of Christ (UCC-Longmont)presents this self-guided tour of five Longmont homes decorated for Christmas, including Historic Hoverhome. VIP night is from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and includes dinner at local restaurant. Cost is $35. On Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the self-guided tour along with a bake sale and soup and bread dinner at UCC-Longmont, 1500 Ninth Ave., Longmont. Cost is $15. Go to www.thegiftofhome.org.

Friday

Lego Club —Build holiday decorations including ornaments for our annual LEGO tree, 6 p.m. , Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8477.

Erie Country Christmas— Come out and enjoy Santa's Workshop, local school choirs, complimentary S'Mores, living nativity scene, hayrides and the Parade of Lights followed by Santa, 5 p.m. , Historic Downtown Erie, Briggs Street. Go to www.eriechamber.org.

Storytime With Santa — Santa will read Christmas stories to children of all ages at the Used Book Emporium. Don't forget to bring your camera, 6:30 p.m. , Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont. Call 303-776-6561.

Saturday

Christmas Cookies, Candy and Cards Sale —Shoppers assemble their own take-out boxes of homemade cookies and candy from a wonderful, festive array of open-top trays. Cookies and candy are then weighed upon check-out and charged. Cookies are $5 a pound, candy is $7 a pound and Christmas cards are $6 a box., 8:30 a.m. , Messiah Lutheran Church, 1335 Francis St., Longmont. Call 303-776-2573.

•Dog pictures with Santa —The Boneyard committee is inviting all dog lovers to have your holiday photos taken with your furry friend, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Erie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie. Cost is $25, all proceeds go to The Boneyard, Erie's first dog park. Go to www.erieco.gov/dogpark.

A Holiday Fayre with British Flair —The fifth annual Holiday Fayre presented by WINC (Womens International Niwot Club) is coming to Niwot. Come and enjoy this wonderful holiday shopping experience with local vendor, 10 a.m. , Left Hand Grange, 195 Second Ave., Niwot. Go to winc.club.

Colorado Horse Rescue Holiday Open House— Get your holiday shopping off to a great start at the annual CHR Holiday Open House. Enjoy refreshments and tours of the facility and browse our shop's unique collection of gift items, 10 a.m. , Colorado Horse Rescue, 10386 N. 65th St., Longmont. Call 720-494-1414.

The Carbon Valley Holiday Festival — A collaborative effort between Firestone, Frederick and Dacono to host a full day of holiday activities . Santa Saturday is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., Firestone. Santa and Mrs. Claus with Santa's Workshop, music performances, and photos with firemen will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cold Ridge Middle School, 6201 Booth Drive, Firestone. Selfies with Santa, create cards and crafts, and holiday entertainment will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Dacono City Hall, 512 Cherry St., Dacono. Festival Lights with photos with Santa, music performances, carriage rides and ice carving is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crist Park, 105 Fifth St., Frederick. Go to www.firestoneco.gov

•41st Lyons Holiday Bazaar Sixty Christmas Booths with Homemade gifts, candy, baked goods, books, wreaths, lunch, Santa, door prizes, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Lyons Elementary School Gym, Fourth Avenue and Stickney Avenue, Lyons.

Hometown Holiday Celebration & Parade of Lights — Join the Town of Mead for a holiday celebration. Events include a chili cook-off, a cookie and ornament decorating contest for children, a free chili supper, parade of lights and tree lighting ceremony, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 2 p.m. , Mead Town Hall, 441 Third St., Mead. Call 303-517-5281 or go to townofmead.org .

•Lyons Holiday Parade of Lights— The bright glow of the holidays is once again coming to the Town of Lyons with illuminated, colorful floats, many of which will be decorated in the theme of this year's parade, "Christmas Around the World," 6:30 p.m. , Main Street and Broadway, Lyons. Music is at 7:15 p.m. in Sandstone Park, Fourth and Broadway, Lyons. Fireworks are at 7:40 p.m. Go to www.lyonscolorado.com.

Sunday

Jubilate Chorus —The group will perform choral music, 2 p.m. , Community Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave., Estes Park. Cost is $10. Go to estesparkmusicfestival.org.

Dinner with Santa 2 p.m. , Samples World Bistro, 370 Main St., Longmont. Call 303-327-9318.

 

Longmont-area events for the week of Oct. 26: Halloween Parade

by Cory Dudley
Longmont-area events for the week of Oct. 26: Halloween Parade

39th Annual Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Street begins in Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The parade will travel down Main Street. (Times-Call file)

 

Today

• Creatures of the Night — Learn about the adaptations and behaviors of animals of the night, 4:15 p.m. today, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie. Go to www.mylibrary.us.

• Open Mic with Denny Driscoll — Live music, 6 p.m. today, Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N 79th St., Niwot. Go to bootstrapbrewing.com.

• Creatures of the Night — Learn about the adaptations and behaviors of animals of the night, 6:30 p.m. today, Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave., Firestone. Go to www.mylibrary.us.

 

Tuesday

• Storytime and Halloween Costume Parade — Kids can enjoy a fun story or two and then parade over to the Civic Center in their costumes, all ages welcome, registration is not required, 10:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-8470.

• Stories with Spirit presents "Something Wicked" — An evening of live professional storytelling, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont. Cost is $10. Go to www.stillcellars.com.

 

Wednesday

• Author reading with Laird Hunt — Author Laird Hunt will give a literary reading of his new book, "Neverhome," followed by a question and answer session and a book signing, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Front Range Community College, 2121 Miller Drive , Longmont. Call 303-678-3736.

• Day of the Dead Altar Builder Workshop — Explore the traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a celebration of love and remembrance dating back to pre-Hispanic times in Mexico that is beginning to spread worldwide. Build an altar to be displayed at the museum or in your home and learn what makes this tradition so special, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Registration is required. Cost is $40. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

 

Thursday

• Views & Brews Halloween Film Series with "Rocky Horror Picture"— Screening of classic and cult Halloween films, 6 p.m. Thursday, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Cost is $8. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

• Fort Collins Chamber Music Society presents "Classical Revolution" — The Classical Cure for the Colorado Masses! We are delighted to continue this series of live chamber music performances at the art house, 7 p.m. Thursday, Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont. Cost is $10. Go to www.stillcellars.com.

• Haunted Longmont — Local author Richard Estep will be discussing the research and stories behind his three books, "Haunted Longmont," "In Search of the Paranormal" and "The World's Most Haunted Hospitals," 7 p.m. Thursday, Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. The program is best for adults and teens. Registration is not required. Go to longmontcolorado.gov .

 

Friday

• Trunk or Treat — Bring your ghouls and goblins, superheroes and princesses for fun and safe trick or treat adventure. Brighten the day of our residents and join The Peaks Care Center staff in the parking lot off Main Street and 15th Avenue, 4 p.m. Friday, The Peaks Care Center, 1440 Coffman St., Longmont. Call 303-776-2814.

• Trunk-or-Treat — Safe, family-friendly trick-or-treating for costumed boys and girls. Trick-or-treating outside; hot cocoa and games inside, 5 p.m. Friday, Longs Peak United Methodist Church, 1421 Elmhurst Drive, Longmont. Call 303-776-0399.

• Haunt in the 'Mont — A business crawl through downtown Longmont. Participating businesses will have "treats" for all participants. All proceeds will go directly to The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, 6 p.m. Friday, Historic Downtown Longmont, Main Street and Third Avenue, Longmont. Cost is $20. Go to hauntinthemont.com.

• Clue: Killer Food — It's after hours, and the library has transformed into a wickedly goofy scene of crime. All your favorite fast food characters are trying to track down a killer at their restaurants. Come play this live version of Clue, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie. Go to www.mylibrary.us.

 

Saturday

• 39th Annual Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Street — March on Main Street and visit participating downtown merchants for Trick or Treat Street following the parade, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Go to longmontcolorado.gov.

• Sixth Year Birthday/Halloween Party — Candy after the parade, cake in the afternoon, costume contest all day, and author signings from 1 to 5 p.m., 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St., Longmont. Go to www.barbedwirebooks.net.

•Trick or Treat Street — Heart of Longmont Methodist Church is hosting its annual Trick or Treat Street with candy, crafts, prizes, costume contest and more, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Heart of Longmont Methodist Church, 350 11th Ave., Longmont. Go to heartoflongmont.org.

• Halloween Herb Class — Embrace your inner witch or warlock with certified herbalist Jill Cohen at her Halloween herb class, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Pachamama Farm, 10771 North 49th St., Longmont. Cost is $30. Go to pachamamafarm.com.

 

Sunday

• Felonius Smith Trio — Live music, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St., Lyons. Call 303-823-6685.

• PhotoJAM A place to showcase photography with other photographers and photo buffs, 7 p.m. Sunday, Lyons Cinema and Photography Art Center, 442 High St., Suite 2, Lyons. Cost is $5. Go to lyonscinema.com.

Erie set to revive farmers' market

by Cory Dudley

Erie set to revive farmers' market

Mayor hopes new day, owner will make it sustainable

shared from Longmont Times Call
 
Johna Chamberlain and her son, Curtis, 3, look over new tomato plants in the greenhouse at Dragonfly Farms. The farm will be a vendor at the Erie Farmers' Market, which will Thursday evenings June 18 through Sept. 17. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
 

If you go

What: Erie Farmers' Market

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 18 through Sept. 17

Where: Old Town Erie, Wells Street between Pierce and Briggs streets

More info: www.facebook.com/eriesfarmersmarket

A new farmers' market is coming to Erie this summer after a failed first run left the community without a market last year.

The former Erie Farmers' Market owner, Penny Peterson, canceled the Saturday morning events after five years, despite moving the market to a more visible location on Wells Street in 2013.

This summer a new owner, Kelly Williams, is bringing her farmers' market to Erie, giving residents the local produce and community atmosphere they have been missing.

More than two dozen vendors are expected to line Wells Street between Pierce and Briggs street s Thursday evenings June 18 to Sept. 17.

The markets will run from 5 to 8 p.m. in Old Town targeting locals who are already in the area visiting nearby restaurants and breweries, said Mayor Tina Harris.

"On Thursday nights, people are already out enjoying local eateries ... where as on Saturday mornings, there are not a ton of places open to draw people out there," Harris said. "The community is definitely in need of a farmers' market and I think moving the day of the week will make it more sustainable."

The market also provides an opportunity for Old Town establishments to boost business on Thursday nights, Harris said.

"It's another event that will draw our community into the center, the heart, of our town," Harris said.

Williams also runs farmers' markets in Lafayette and Louisville and hosts holiday markets around Boulder County.

"As a town, Erie is on the edge of exploding," Williams said. "It's in the place that Louisville was when we started that market and it's extremely successful now."

Live music from local bands will create a community gathering space at the Erie market, Williams said, making it more than a place to find local produce.

"We're focused on getting Colorado fresh foods out there first," Williams said. "But secondly we want to create a community gathering place."

Boulder-based Dragonfly Farm was one of the first vendors to sign up for the Erie market.

The 20-year-old family farm has had mixed results at area farmers' markets, said Johna Chamberlain, whose parents own the farm. After taking a couple of years off to start a family, Chamberlain said, the farm is branching back out into markets in Louisville and Erie.

The farm hopes to sell some transplants and fresh veggies, including tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, kale, broccoli, garlic and herbs at the summer markets.

"We don't have a lot of Erie customers now, so this will be our introduction to the community," Chamberlain said.

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