dinosaurs, Veterans Day events, concerts and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Loveland area events coming up next week include dinosaurs, a Veterans Day celebration, concerts, arts events, ski movies and more.

jurassic quest

Jurassic Quest will make a stopover in Loveland from Friday November 11th to Sunday November 13th at the Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The interactive show gives families the chance to walk among the largest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs in the country.

It will include some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, live dinosaur shows, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils like Tyrannosaurus rex teeth, a Triceratops horn and a skull of life-size dinosaurs, a soft “Triceratots” playground, bouncy houses and inflatable attractions, photo ops and more.

People will travel 165 million years from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to learn about the creatures that ruled the earth and “dive deep” into the “Ancient Oceans” exhibit to come face to face with the largest apex predator that has ever existed – a mobile, life-size, 50-foot-long megalodon.

The lounge will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 11 and 12 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 13.

Admission is by timed entry and tickets are $22 for adults and children 2 years and older, with a $36 ticket option giving children unlimited rides. Tickets for seniors 65 and older are $19.

For more details, visit jurassicquest.com or treventscomplex.com/events.

veterans day

The Loveland Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11:11 a.m. on Friday, November 11 in downtown Loveland.

The parade will begin at Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue and move northwest and end at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park, 401 W. 13th St. It will feature tanks and vehicles with veterans and an F-16 flyover from Buckley Air Force Base.

The day will begin with a Loveland tradition, the ringing of bells, which will take place from 4 to 6 a.m. as bell ringers pass through town, reenacting how locals learned of the end of the First World War in 1918.

Breakfast will be served at the Associated Veterans Club, 305 S. Cleveland Ave., between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Servicemen in uniform will eat for free; other adults will be charged $5 and children $3.

At noon, Brian Ivers, a retired Marine Corps Gunnery Master Sergeant, will be the keynote speaker for the event at Dwayne Webster Veterans Park.

Lunch will be served at the Veterans Club from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Servicemen in uniform will eat for free; other adults cost $5 and children $3.

Light snacks and entertainment will be offered at the club starting at 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating can call 970-667-4722 for more information, to volunteer, or to make an entry for the parade.

Judas Priest

Heavy metal band Judas Priest will perform their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour in Loveland at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The band, which is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, will kick off a new North American fall tour in Loveland.

Queensryche will be the special guest at the show.

Tickets, which will cost between $59.95 and $79.95, are available at the Budweiser Events Center box office or at budweisereventscenter.com.

Inspired by the artist

Inspired by the Artist, a poetry program inspired by the art of Jim Disney, will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.

Regional poets created and then read ekphrastic poems inspired by Disney paintings featured in the museum’s “Double Vision” and “Legacy” exhibits.

Free entry.

For more details, visit thelovelandmuseum.org.

“Remembering Apollo”

The Loveland Historical Society’s November program will focus on Remembering Apollo: Fifty Years Later at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 10 at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, in the Foote Gallery.

John Blankenship will give the presentation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program, which ran from 1961 to 1972. Aided by a scale model of the Saturn V, he will cover the history of the Apollo program, some science rockets, and the Apollo 11 mission profile from lift-off to landing.

Free entry.

For more details, visit thelovelandmuseum.org/programs-events.

Christmas Bazaar

The Hillcrest, 535 N. Douglas Ave., Loveland, will host a Christmas Express Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.

The event will feature community vendors and residents selling crafts, jewelry and more for the holiday season. Also included are free party drinks and snacks, a photo booth for photos, and free gift wrapping for people who need help wrapping presents.

Admission is free and the community is welcome.

Wearing a mask is required by the establishment, for health reasons.

For more details and to RSVP, contact Jay Christopher at 970-430-8456 or [email protected]

The long term

The Long Run will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 11 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

The group is Colorado’s tribute to the Eagles.

Tickets are $28.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.

“Day Factor”

Warren Miller’s “Daymaker” will screen at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

Miller’s 73rd annual ski and snowboard film takes viewers on a journey from the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia to the throne of the Olympus Mountains in Greece, Alaska and beyond, starring Crazy Karl Fostvedt, Michelle Parker, Katie Burrell , Hana Beaman, Daron Rahlves, Ryland Bell, Cam Fitzpatrick and Connery Lundin.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $35 for VIP.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.

The film will also screen at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia.

Tickets are $16, available at 970-221-6730 or lctix.com.

gardening lessons

A Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening class will focus on A Gardening Year-in-Review at noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, online.

Next month’s class in the Lunch ‘n’ Learn Gardening series will focus on Evergreens for the Colorado Landscape on December 14.

Courses presented by Northern Colorado Libraries and CSU Extension are free, but registration is required.

To register for the November 9 class, visit bit.ly/3KvWCJd, and after you register, you’ll get a link to join the Zoom meeting.

Leo Kottke

Washington will present An Evening with Leo Kottke at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 at 132 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins.

The acoustic guitarist has received two Grammy nominations.

Tickets cost between $26 and $36.

For more details, visit bit.ly/3gMNjtl.

Sale of used books

The Friends of the Poudre River Library will be holding a used book sale at 9:06 a.m. Friday, November 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 5, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 6 at Harmony Library, 4616 S. Shields St., in the Community Hall, Fort Collins.

Thousands of hardcover and paperback books will be available. Genres include Mysteries, Fiction, Children’s, Science Fiction, Cookbooks, History, Biography, Science, and Nature.

Sunday is a half price day. Credit cards are accepted.

For more details, contact Robin Gard at 970-221-6740 or email [email protected]

“Art Menagerie”

“Feathers, Fins, and Fur: An Art Menagerie” opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins.

The exhibition features works by four artists, in a variety of media, that express our universal connection to animals. Stop to see clay works by Caroline Douglas, fiber art by Carol Eckert, paintings by Terry McNerney, and mixed media prints by Johanna Mueller.

Join Mueller for an engraving demonstration from 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, before the Social By Nature program.

The exhibition will be on display until January 14. The art gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and during performances.

For more details, visit lctix.com/exhibitinfo.php?id=171.

“National Geographic”

“National Geographic Live: Social by Nature” premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

Join biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about his work documenting chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas, and what we as social mammals can learn from them.

Tickets start at $15.

For more details, call 970-221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

holiday lighting

Thousands of strands of holiday lights will illuminate historic downtown Fort Collins during the annual Downtown Holiday Lighting Ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Old Town Square. town.

The event will include live music and a speech from the mayor. At 6:30 p.m., the countdown begins and ends with lights turning on throughout downtown.

The event is free.

For more details, visit fcgov.com/parks/downtown-holiday-lights.

“American Roulette”

“American Roulette,” an installation examining gun violence in the United States, opens Thursday, November 10 at the Clara Hatton Gallery, 551 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins.

The installation features the work of Michelle Graves, CJ Hungerman, Cesar Conde, Dominic Sansone, Anthony Guntren, Yousif Del Valle and Folleh Shar Francis Tamba.

It explores our current situation; our gun culture; hatred and intolerance; and stands as a monument to all the victims: past, present and future. The artists hope to encourage community dialogue and inspire positive action. Rather than seeking to convert viewers to their point of view, they welcome and explore all perspectives

Opening events take place from 3:30-7pm on November 10, with screenings of Sierra Pettengill’s documentary short “The Rifleman” at 3:30pm, 4pm and 4:30pm, and an artist talk and opening reception at 4pm. : 30h

The installation will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until December 22. Free entry.

For more details, visit americanroulette.com.

Free day at RMNP

Friday, November 11 will be the last free admission day of 2022 at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Free Day is in honor of Veterans Day and is observed at RMNP and all parks that charge entry fees.

For more details, visit nps.gov.

“Colossal and intimate”

“Colossal and Intimate: Nature, Abstraction, Imagination Through The Artist’s Lens,” an exhibition of photographic collages by Laura Davis, opens at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11 at the Art Center of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park.

The opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on November 11.

The exhibition runs until December 19.

For details, call 970-586-5882 or visit artcenterofestes.com.

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