TODAY
    Monday Jan 22 @ 6:30 PM
Birthright: A War Story - Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
The Lyric – The Lyric is teaming up with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains to put on this special screening of Birthright: A War Story. All tickets are $15 with $6 from each ticket going directly to Planned Parenthood. BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America. This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.” Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes health centers in Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming, has been helping individuals make responsible choices for over 100 years. Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sexuality education and have been working diligently to protect a woman's right to choose. Each year more than 100,000 women, men and teens visit our 24 health centers throughout our four state region - Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming. Call 1.800.230.PLAN for the Planned Parenthood nearest you.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jan 22 @ 7:00 PM
COBRA 5 Week Self Defense Academy
COBRA Colorado – The Academy is 5 weeks long (2 classes per week MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY ) and will cover basic, intermediate and advanced self-defense techniques. Including, but not limited to: striking, escapes, weapons defense, ground defense, survival training and real life scenario training. What’s Included As a condensed version of our 10-Week Academy, this camp will hit on vital training methods that could truly save your life. You will Learn: Psychology of Defense Criminal Intent Environmental Awareness Escapes Strikes Close Quarter Combat Weapons Defenses Real-Life Scenario Training Deadly force Situations Abduction Avoidance 5 Week reality self-defense training Official self-defense graduation certificate Sign up now and take any of our martial arts and fitness classes free until class starts! All classes are conducted in athletic street clothes in an academy atmosphere. Only 20 spots available. First come, first served. List Price: $249.00 Sale Price: $119.00
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 6:30 PM
The Book Was Better Book Club - Book 1 Review
Dungeons & Drafts – Our first book for The Book Was Better Book Club will be Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the first book in the series). For this event come prepared to discuss our first book with our club!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
Tuesday! Ascent Project at the Aggie Theatre
Aggie Theatre – Ascent Project is a movement bringing the life-changing gospel through passionate, unified worship. This event is for people of all types, churches, and ages to unify together in worship in downtown Fort Collins. *Worship leaders and musicians: come join us early at 5:30PM for connection and training in worship and specific instruments - included in ticket cost. Ascent Project www.ascentprojectband.com WATCH: http://bit.ly/2AAYqQ3
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jan 23 - Jan 24 @ 9:00 PM
Tuesday! RE:Turn ft Daily Bread, Shuj Roswell, Whitness, Cezbot with Special Guests at Hodi's Half Note
Hodi's Half Note – Euphonic Conceptions Presents: Re:Turn Tuesdays Feat. Daily Bread w/ Shuj Roswell, Whitness, Cezbot Special at Hodi's Half Note on Tuesday, January 23rd Supported by: Mindbeam Productions & Longevity Productions Daily Bread: https://soundcloud.com/daily-bread Shuj Roswell: https://soundcloud.com/shujroswell
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 7:30 AM
La Luz Animal House Fundraiser
Animal House Rescue & Grooming – Mark your calendar to dine for either breakfast, lunch or dinner (or all three!) at La Luz Mexican Grill at 200 Walnut Street in Fort Collins on Wednesday, January 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. This Old Town favorite for fresh healthy Mexican and award winning margaritas is hosting a fundraiser to benefit our shelter! 10% of the net sales from this day will be donated to Animal House. Just mention Animal House when you visit La Luz to dine!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 4:00 PM
Snowbank Brewing Ale Trail Days
Snowbank Brewing – Love beer? Love doing good? Love both? Great! Come down to Snowbank Brewery for beer, giveaways and a special announcement from the Fort Collins Ale Trail! Learn more about the Ale Trail and how you can benefit local and international charities by visiting Fort Collins breweries! Download the app from the Apple or Google app stores today to start your way down the trail!
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Brews & News: Can artists survive in Northern Colorado?
The Coloradoan – Can artists survive in Northern Colorado? We're not talking about whether or not they can physically exist here, but whether the environment is one that supports local art and the individuals who create it. For January's Brews & News, we want to facilitate a discussion about the struggles local artists face and how Fort Collins can become a community where artists can afford to live, work and, not only survive, but thrive. Reporter Erin Udell will moderate a panel discussion on the challenges artists face while trying to make a living from their work in Northern Colorado. The panel will touch on the issue of affordable housing for artists, and, a year after a sales tax to fund arts failed, will revisit talks about funding mechanisms that could elevate and sustain our local arts scene. If there's a topic you think we should touch on, please email events coordinator, Cody Frohman at cfrohman@coloradoan.com When: 6-7 p.m. Jan. 24 Where: The Music District, 639 S. College Ave. Cost: None, but please reserve your ticket Note: Since this isn't taking place at a coffee shop or brewery, we'll have coffee available.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Green Drinks January with Fortified Collaborations
Fortified Collaborations – Yay! Bring a friend and a cup and let's kick off 2018 for Green Drinks! Fortified's mission is: To strengthen community through purposeful collaborations and partnerships that create authentic connection and fortify our local economy and the living systems that sustain us. Come learn about all the amazing and sustainable things they are doing in our community.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 - Jan 25 @ 9:00 PM
Wednesday! Cycles w/ lespecial, The Workshy at Hodi's Half Note
Hodi's Half Note – Cycles w/ lespecial & The Workshy at Hodi's Half Note on Wednesday, January 24th Cycles: http://cycles.band/ lespecial: http://www.lespecial.net/ The Workshy: www.theworkshy.com
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 9:00 AM
Metro Districts 101
Fort Collins Board of REALTORS – Metro Districts have become a buzz word that we continue to hear more about each day. But what are metro districts? And what will we see them become in the future? Join the team of Pinnacle Consulting Group, Inc as they share the basics of Metro Districts, how they are governed & operate and trends that you will see in the future. This class will also award 3 CE credits upon completion.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 11:30 AM
Lunch and Learn Understanding Quick Books and Taxes
Loveland Chamber of Commerce – Seats are going fast! You must register on line to claim yours. . . https://lovelandcochamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/15360 Thank you :) Understanding QuickBooks and Taxes: Quickbooks Debbi Allison The basics of how to enter transactions The next steps of financial review The purpose of understanding this info Taxes Preparation Laura How the New tax laws effect your business 3 Common Tax Deductions you may not know The purpose of understanding this info FEE: $10.00 Includes Lunch Register below: https://lovelandcochamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/15360 Debbi Allison of Loveland, Colorado, founded Open Book Consulting when she recognized a fundamental need to promote better financial understanding through business education. With 20 years of experience, advanced certification in QuickBooks Online and an associate’s degree in accounting, she brings her knowledge to business through consulting, training and bookkeeping services. OBC, direct by Debbi, champions helping small businesses prosper through a proactive approach to their financial management. Better results are achievable when decision makers have an informed understanding of their numbers. Laura Spandrio MBA, EA Owner of Secure Accounting and Tax Solutions, has over 20 years accounting experience in the real estate, construction, manufacturing, and service industries. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University. She is also an Enrolled Agent. ( An Enrolled Agent is someone who is a tax expert and can represent taxpayers before the IRS. An EA is required to maintain continuing education in taxation and is the dedicated tax professional) Secure Accounting Solutions is a full service bookkeeping, payroll, accounting, and income tax preparation for businesses and individuals. Laura is passionate about assisting small businesses, Real Estate Investors and Real Estate Agents to increase their cash flow by saving on taxes.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM
Stranger Things: Snow Ball
Dungeons & Drafts – Come join us 25 January from 6pm-11pm for a Stranger Things themed Snow Ball. Ticket purchase required for entry to event. Dress as your favorite Stranger Things character or come in 80s attire for a night of dancing and celebrate all things Strange. Ticket includes food and entry to event. Menu to be posted soon. Event is Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stranger-things-snow-ball-tickets-42189951280 Menu: Blackened Chicken (GF). Blackened Tempeh (Vegan). Pasta bar with choice of lemon garlic sauce (Vegetarian), cajun cram sauce, or cajun-style pepper puree sauce (vegan). Steamed vegetables in garlic sauce (Vegan/GF). Waffle bar for dessert.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM
Trivia: Sponsored by Ascent Climbing Studio ft: Crepetopia
Snowbank Brewing – Tonight's trivia is sponsored by Ascent Studio Climbing & Fitness! 1st place team will walk with great prizes including free climbing passes to Ascent, Fort Collin's newest climbing gym! Crêpetopia FoCo will be here with their delicious crepes!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 - May 24 @ 6:00 PM
4th Thursday Pub Run from Snowbank Brewing
Snowbank Brewing – North FoCo Pub Runners' weekly run location for the 4th Thursday of every month is Snowbank Brewing. Meet us at 6pm to head out for a casual, social 3-mile run north of Old Town, then stick around after to enjoy a drink. Dogs and kids welcome!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
Digital Earth: The Aqueducts of Pompeii
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery – There are fascinating archaeological features of the water systems that the ancient Romans built to serve Pompeii and the communities around the Naples Bay. One of the largest aqueduct systems in the Roman Empire was constructed in the first century B.C. to serve these communities. Travel alongside Wayne Lorenz of Wright Water Engineers and follow the Digital Earth path of this 62 mile long aqueduct called the Aqua Augusta. See his panoramic photos of awe-inspiring engineering features of the aqueduct. Start in the Apennine Mountains from the Dragon’s Mouth to see the springs tapped by the Romans and fly along the alignment of the aqueduct focusing on points of Lorenz’s scientific research. Then, learn about the water use inside the City of Pompeii where the elite inhabitants had water plumbed into their houses. Water was on display in some exciting ways that have been preserved. The workings of the water system and photographs of how the water was displayed will be highlighted in this presentation. Professional Engineer Wayne Lorenz has spent the last 15 years researching ancient Roman water systems and on January 25th will present his research findings in and around ancient Pompeii.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 8:00 PM
The John Adam Smith Experience at Avogadro's Number
Avogadro's Number – Enjoy the roots-driven acoustic music of solo artist John Adam Smith. This Denver-based one-man-band blends elements of blues, funk, rock, folk and reggae, showcasing his years of songwriting experience and refined skills as a multi-instrumentalist. John Adam Smith weaves intricate acoustic arrangements, punctuated by open tunings and the captivating sound of his Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 - Jan 26 @ 9:00 PM
Tribal Seeds w/ The Original Wailers & The Expanders at Aggie Theatre
Aggie Theatre – Tribal Seeds - Roots Party Plus Special Guests The Original Wailers and The Expanders at the Aggie Theatre on Thursday, January 25th Supported by: Party Guru Productions & Craft Tacos and Tequila Tribal Seeds tribalseeds.net WATCH: http://bit.ly/293zVth The Original Wailers www.theoriginalwailers.com WATCH: http://bit.ly/2iAjZ7G The Expanders theexpanders.net WATCH: http://bit.ly/2iyTHmv
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 9:00 PM
All Chiefs / Lollygags / Mirror Fields
Surfside 7 – ALL CHIEFS / LOLLYGAGS / MIRROR FIELDS ROCK SHOW. $8
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 10:30 AM
NoCo Housing Now All Partnership Meeting
Fort Collins Board of REALTORS – You are invited to our next NoCo Housing NOW All Partnership Meeting. We’ve changed the design of the meetings to include a feature presentation, an update on something happening locally and and update on the partnership. The January meeting will feature: **A presentation on a study completed by EPS that analyzes our housing capacity as a region (spoiler alert – we don’t have enough!) **An update on projects being completed by GHOPE **Next steps for the partnership and how you can get involved! You won’t want to miss this exciting partnership meeting. Feel free to share this invitation with others interested in the issue of affordable and attainable housing.