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February 4

The Foothills Audubon Club will be having their program The Rediscovery Of The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker – Revisited, on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado.

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February 8

The Friendship Force of Northern Colorado will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the community hall of The First Christian Church, 2000 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland. The program will consist of two reports to the membership. Member, Judy Flatley, the Exchange Director to Brazil and the members who traveled with her will present the highlights of their September-October trip. Then, Member Dot Cada will speak on the visitation by Russian Representatives on an October 26 thru November 3 trip to Larimer County called Open World from. This is what our club is all about. Please come and enjoy…bring a friend! This is not a religious organization and one you will not want to miss. For more information about the Friendship Force of Northern Colorado, contact club president, Marcia Ross, (970) 377-0512.

February 9

 The Loveland Sweetheart Violettes Society will have a Valentine’s Day plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held at Rocky Mountain Indoor Farmer’s Market, 5816 So College Avenue, Fort Collins. African violets and other houseplants will be for sale along with fertilizer. Club members will be available to answer questions on growing beautiful plants. The society is a nonprofit organization

“Heart Of A Princess”

The Longmont Christian Women’s Connection invites you and your friends to a party and brunch on Saturday, February 9 from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm at The Best Western Plaza Conference Center, 1860 Industrial Circle in Longmont.

Today, your money is no good and tickets are your only currency for your Fifth Avenue Shopping. Guests receive three tickets for attending and an extra ticket for every first time guest they bring. As you browse the luxurious items, drop your ticket into the sack for a chance to bring home something special. We will also be shown how to think beyond the outfit and learn to maximize the look of what is already in our closets with a Grace Adele Purse and Fashion Accessory show by Misty Jewell. Finally, Real Estate Broker and Speaker, Dawna Hetzler, will let us in on her secret of “How To Be Rich.” In a world where money matters and our economy is driven by consumer spending, Dawna discusses how to succeed in tough times.

Tickets for the entire event are $16.00 per person, inclusive. Reservations are required so please plan to come and invite some friends to join you. Please email Longmontcwc@yahoo.com or call Jane at (303) 682-2752 for reservations by Tuesday, February 5.

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In Honor of the Patriotic Holiday:

Thoughts from Youth on Why Voting Matters

In celebration of February Youth Voter Month, and honoring Presidents Day, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County launches the third annual CHERRY PIE CONTEST for high school students in Larimer County. The contest encourages students to consider their future civic participation by offering a written submission of “Why I Look Forward to Voting.”

 This year, we are pleased to announce the addition of 8 cash prizes of $50, funded by the League of Women Voters of Colorado Fifkova Fund. Many students will receive cherry pies for their entries on Washington’s Birthday. All students who participate in the contest receive a congratulatory letter from LWV as they come of age to enter our American Democracy. Click here for details Cherry Pie Contest

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February 21

Empty Bowls Fort Collins Tickets Now On Sale

16th annual event benefits Food Bank for Larimer County

Fort Collins, CO  Tickets are now on sale for Empty Bowls Fort Collins, a signature community event taking place on Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 pm at the Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road. The annual event benefits the Food Bank for Larimer County and is supported by presenting sponsor, First National Bank.

Event guests will enjoy a variety of soups, provided by locally-owned restaurants, and a silent auction while supporting hunger relief efforts in our community. Empty Bowls guests also can choose a handmade pottery bowl, created by PSD students and local artists, as a memento of the event.

For the price of one ticket, the Food Bank can provide enough food for 200 families in need in Larimer County. Tickets can be purchased online at www.foodbanklarimer.org or by phone 970.493.4477 and are $50 each or $95 for two. Sponsorships and family or group table purchases also are available. As this event usually sells out, advance ticket purchase is recommended.

For more information about Empty Bowls Fort Collins, please visit www.foodbanklarimer.org.

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February 22-24

Fort Collins Nonprofits Prepare for 20th Annual Used Book Sale– Same Great Sale–New Location

The American Association of University Women Fort Collins Branch and Soroptimist International of Fort Collins are anxious to have supporters know where to find their 20th annual Used Book Sale. This year’s sale will be held in a “new” location February 22-24 near the intersection of Lemay Avenue and Harmony Road in Fort Collins.  The sale will be open to the general public Friday, February 22: 8:00 am-8:00 pm; Saturday, February 23: 8:00 am–6:00 pm; Sunday, February 24: 11:00 am–5:00 pm at 1001 E Harmony Rd, Unit C, between Ace Hardware and Fiona’s Deli. Community donations for this year’s sale will be accepted through February 15.

The AAUW/Soroptimist Used Book Sale has become a well known local event. “We depend on the generous donations of the community to make this event a reality,” said co-chair Mary Robinson.  Private donors throughout northern Colorado join Old Firehouse Books in donating gently used books throughout the year. “Our customers complement us on the quality of our sale, the quality of our sorting, and the abundant selection of gently used books we market.” Organizers estimate that they will sort nearly 40,000 books by sale date. All collected books are recycled through the sale, donations to needy, or environmentally friendly means.

Soroptimist International of Fort Collins (SIFC) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fort Collins Branch have successfully collaborated on an annual Used Book Sale since 1993. The collaboration has grown over the years, benefiting both AAUW, Soroptimist, and the community. In 1993 the two nonprofits split a little over $4000 after expenses―over $2000 per club earmarked for service projects. Years later (2012) AAUW and Soroptimist netted nearly $20,000 during the 3 day weekend, with proceeds going to scholarships and ongoing service projects. Throughout the year, community members donate good-quality, unwanted books to be recycled in the annual AAUW/Soroptimist Used Book Sale. Service funds are raised while keeping gently used books out of the landfill.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a national organization fostering societal change while promoting equity for women, education and self-development over the life span. www.fortnet.org/aauw. Soroptimist International is a worldwide service organization of business and professional women working to advance human rights and the status of women. www.fortnet.org/sifc.

For information about the fundraiser, to volunteer, or to donate books—call Margaret at 482-8210, or Mary at 227-1398.