Music and merriment fill Loveland area events – Loveland Reporter-Herald

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Music and holiday events fill the calendar for the week ahead at Loveland.

Pierre Kater

Pianist Peter Kater will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

The Grammy-winning pianist has been an innovator in contemporary instrumental music for more than three decades.

Tickets cost $ 43.

For more details call 970-962-2120 or visit

The Nelson

Christmas with The Nelsons will premiere at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

The live multimedia concert experience features the third generation of Nelson family hit-makers, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, who blend Everly Brothers-style harmonies and Smothers Brothers-style comedy.

Tickets are $ 45 to $ 60.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit

Christmas karaoke

The Gressiwick, 426 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, will be hosting a Christmas karaoke event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 18.

Whether you’re feeling merry at Mariah Carey or cranky Jim Carrey this season, there is always something to sing about.

Admission is free and every time you sing you get a $ 1 bill on a drink.

For more details, visit

Glorie Magrum Open House

A farewell open house in honor of Glorie Magrum and her 20 years of service to House of Neighborly Service and the community will be held on Thursday, December 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the House of Neighborly Service, 1511 E. 11th St., Loveland.

Magrum is stepping down as executive director of the association.

For more details, visit


A PEEP Preschool Environmental Education Program for ages 2 to 5 will be offered from 10 am to 11:30 am Thursday, December 16 at River’s Edge Natural Area, 960 W. First St., Loveland.

For the holiday season, the Open Lands and Trails program for preschoolers is bringing back a popular activity: making pine cone-shaped bird feeders for kids to take home and gift to their feathered friends. . Meet between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to make a feeder. Registration is required to make a feeder.

There is also the option of a winter hike around the River’s Edge Natural Area.

Programs will be canceled if there is active rainfall. If it’s cold and sunny, you can stay as long or as short as you want.

For more details, visit

‘A Christmas Carol’

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will be staged at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins.

The production is filled with haunting special effects, beloved Christmas carols, humor, and a timeless message of heartfelt sentiment.

Tickets start at $ 15 at or by phone at 970-221-6730.

All clients attending performances must provide either full proof of COVID-19 vaccination with photo / student ID, or proof of negative COVID-19 test with photo / ID student. Masks are mandatory for all people aged 3 and over, regardless of their vaccination status.

Winter Song Gala

Opera Fort Collins will present the 21st Annual Winter Song Gala at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 17 at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road, Fort Collins.

The evening will include live performances of opera arias, art songs and seasonal music, as well as a silent auction and mystery boxes.

Tickets cost $ 65.

Call 970-482-0220 or visit

“Christmas by candlelight”

The Larimer Choir will present “A Candlelight Christmas” at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 17 and at 2 and 7:30 pm on Saturday, December 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.

The Choir will present excerpts from Handel’s Messiah and famous and new Christmas carols.
The guest artists are Nicole Asel, mezzo soprano, and Charles Moore, tenor.

Tickets are $ 30, available at or at the door.

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Eagle watches

The free Eagle Watch programs will begin Friday, December 17 in the Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area on Carpenter Road, approximately one mile west of Interstate 25, in Fort Collins.

Walk-in programs will be offered from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday, December 17 to 18, December 24 to 25, and December 31 to January 31. 1.

The hours will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, January 7 and 8, January 14 and 15, January 21 and 22, January 28 and 29, and February 4 and 5. Hours will be 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday, February 11-12, February 18-19, and February 25-26.

The programs are free and registration is not required.

Volunteer naturalists are stationed at the observation jetty and explain the natural history of eagles and help visitors observe them using spotting scopes and binoculars.

Programs require a short walk from the parking lot. Dress warmly. If temperatures are below zero or there is wind, fog, or driving is dangerous, the programs may be canceled.

Visit for details.

School trip day

A Camp Windsor: School Out Day will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday December 17 and Monday to Wednesday December 20 to 22 at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N. 11th St., Windsor.

Children in Kindergarten to Grade 5 can enjoy activities such as the gym and outdoor games, as well as arts and crafts.

The cost is $ 39.

Register on

Greeley Philharmonic

The Greeley Philharmonic will present “Christmas Brass” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 503 Walnut St. in Windsor, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 18 at the First United Methodist Church, 917 10th Avenue, Greeley.

The GPO’s brass section takes center stage for a cheerful showcase of Christmas carols and hymns.

Tickets are $ 537, available at 970-356-5000 or

For more details, visit