Longmont-area events for Saturday, July 1

Today

• Independence Day Celebration — High Country Harley-Davidson wants to celebrate the 4th of July with you. Live music, great food, free beer, much more. 9 a.m., High Country Harley-Davidson, 3761 Monarch St., Frederick. Free. Call 720-881-3682 or go to highcountryfrederick.com/check-out-the-upcoming-events-of–high-country-harley-davidson-events.

• History Museum — Enjoy three new and three enhanced exhibits for 2017. See five first edition issues of Lyons newspapers from 1890 to 2008; and get a souvenir digital newspaper with your photo; doll houses; dramatic campaign to stop Coffintop Dam; antique cameras. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High St., Lyons. Free. Call 303-823-0997 or go to rockymtretreats.com/lyons-event.htm.

• Coffee & Encouragment — Cancer survivors supporting those who are battling cancer, their caregivers, family and friends. 9:30 a.m., Cornerstone Cafe, 250 Main St., Berthoud. Call 970-405-4317.


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• Visitors & Learning Center Open — Hand-on displays on environmental features of the area, as well as history of the Coffin family who homesteaded the site, and other early Longmont history. A nature trail on the property takes you past several historical buildings, near the Sandstone Bluffs, and includes a scenic overlook. No pets are allowed due to area wildlife. 10 a.m., 3001 Sandstone Drive, Longmont. Free.

• Wolfpack Ninja Tour — Celebrate Independence Day weekend by meeting the Wolf Pack, running the Ninja course, and testing your obstacle skills. Noon, Village at the Peaks, 1250 S. Hover St., Longmont. Free. Go to visitlongmont.org/event/wolfpack-ninja-tour/.

Upcoming

• Goat yoga — Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga and Just Kidding Acres in Berthoud are hosting goat yoga through the month of July. Reserve your lesson today. 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Just Kidding Acres, 4809 Gary Drive, Berthoud. $ 15 -$ 25. Go to eventbrite.com/e/rocky-mountain-goat-yoga-july-2nd-tickets-35412523812.

• Bird Watching For Beginners — Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of bird watching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve. Knowledgeable bird watchers will be on hand with binoculars, spotting scopes and learning tools to assist in the fun activity of identifying birds in their most natural habitat. Parking is available at the Waneka East or West parking lots, and Greenlee is on the northwest side of Waneka Lake. 1 p.m. Sunday, Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, 1660 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette. Call 720-612-0506.

• Anime Club — Tweens and teens ages 11-18 meet to watch anime films and discuss anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Bring your creativity and join us for some cool discussions and fun. We meet in the West Lobby Conference Room or in the Makerspace Room, depending on availability. 3 p.m. Sunday, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont.

• Maker Mondays — Drop in make-and-take STEAM-themed craft. Make a flying machine. Learn about magnets. Explore the Solar System. Crafts are designed to take 20-30 minutes. Program is best for children ages 10 and under; younger children may need assistance from a helpful adult. No registration required. 2 p.m. Monday, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont.

• Prospect Sound Bites Presents Tunisia — Prospect Sound Bites is a free outdoor concert series that runs in Prospect New Town on Monday nights throughout the summer. Food, beer and wine sales are available at the event. No backpacks or dogs please. 5 p.m. Monday, Prospect Park, 2011 100 Year Party Court, Longmont. Call 3032494492 or go to prospectsoundbites.com.

• July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza — July 3rd Fireworks Extravaganza at Colorado National Golf Club. Fireworks show is free to attend. Food, games and rides are for purchase. Event begins at 5 p.m. and ends with the fireworks show around dark. 5 p.m. Monday, Colorado National Golf Club, 2700 Vista Parkway, Erie. Call 303-926-1723, ext. 1.

• Colorado Firecracker 4 mile & 4K — The Colorado Firecracker Run 4 Mile, 4K, and Kids Run is the Colorado 4th of July Classic. Known for its laid back atmosphere, super comfy event shirts, amazing crawfish boil, free Pabst, and the Red, White, and Blue Snow party with a Slip ‘N Slide finish line. 8 a.m. Tuesday, Colorado National Golf Club, Colo. 7 & Vista Ridge Neighborhood, Erie. $ 15. Go to eriechamber.org/events/details/colorado-firecracker-4-mile-4k-848.

• Fourth of July Concert in the Park — Join the Longmont Symphony Orchestra for the annual Fourth of July Summer Concert in the Park. Complete with patriotic music, a picnic contest and prizes, and cannons for the 1812 Overture, this free performance is fun for the whole family. 11:30 a.m., Longmont Youth Symphony; noon, Longmont Chorale; 1 p.m., Longmont Symphony. Tuesday, Thompson Park, 420 Bross St., Longmont. Free. Call 303-772-5796 or go to longmontsymphony.org/july-4th-concert-in-the-park/.

• TinkerMill 4th of July Carnival — Come one, come all to the third annual TinkerMill 4th of July Carnival. TinkerMill is the place to be this Independence Day, with activities, entertainment and maker demonstrations for the whole family. Food trucks, live music, beer, demonstrations, TinkerMill MakeSale, local vendors, petting zoo, water wars, trebuchet, games, rockets and more. 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, TinkerMill, 1840 Delaware Place, Unit A, Longmont. Free.

• 2017 Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival — This festival will showcase traditional forms of fiddle and banjo-focused music with performances, workshops, and dance. Our location, Parrish Ranch, is a working cattle ranch located along the Little Thompson River in Berthoud, Colorado. On-site camping, RV hookups, tons of jamming space and the necessary festival amenities will be available. Lineup includes: Eddie Bond and the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters The Ozark Highballers Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller Kim Lansford, Nathan Lee McAlister, and David Scrivner Larry Edelman, Phil Jamison. Noon Wednesday, Parrish Ranch, 15722 Parrish Road, Berthoud. $ 19.58. Go to brownpapertickets.com/event/2900455?ref=349591.

• Fitness in the Parks — Mix up your workouts by taking them outside this summer. Join Longmont Recreation & Golf Services for six classes at various parks throughout Longmont. Meet your instructor near the parking lot at all locations. Childcare will not be available. Ages 14 and up. 7 a.m. Friday, Garden Acres, 2058 Spencer St., Longmont. Free. Call 303-774-4752.

• Fun Fridays at the Ranch — Join us each Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for weekly themes and crafts relating to Sandstone Ranch. Bring sunscreen, water, snacks and washable clothes. This week: Rocks Rock. 9 a.m. Friday, July 7, 3001 Sandstone Drive, Longmont. $ 2 per child suggested donation to help cover craft supplies.

• Fun on the Farm: Pioneer Life — Bring your children ages 3-6 to the farm to learn about animals, plants, and agricultural life. All programs include a short story time, hands-on activities, and a take-home craft. Afterward explore the farm. Adult chaperones must stay with children. Program is offered at 9:30 and 10:30. Content is identical. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Colo. 66, Longmont. Free. Call 303-678-6215 or go to BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/events.

• Family Films Fridays — Feature-length popular family films with free admission on Fridays. Movies are for all ages; children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a dedicated caregiver over 16 years of age. June 9: Zootopia. 125 tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 1:30. Movies will begin at 2 pm. Friday, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont.

• LEGO Club — Visit the library to accept Lego building challenges. When you’ve finished your masterpiece, it will be displayed in the library. This is an after-hours, family event — everyone is welcome. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required. This is an after-hours event, so we ask that patrons use the West Lobby entrance only. 6 p.m. Friday, Longmont.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas — The Longmont Museum’s hands-on summer exhibition series for families is back with an engaging show that reveals what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like. This exhibition highlights current research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and other leading paleontologists around the world. Visitors will see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth. Kids can get their hands dirty excavating bones in our dinosaur dig pit and feed our brood of chickens – the feathered, living descendants of dinosaurs. 9 a.m. Thursday. Learn more at longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

• First Friday Film Night — Firehouse Films provides an opportunity for film lovers and moviegoers to enjoy cutting edge, artistic and humorous films without the drive. We believe Firehouse Films provides a culturally significant opportunity for the arts to be viewed, contemplated and discussed. 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Call 303-561-2787 or go to firehouseart.org/special-events/monthly-events/.

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