Don’t throw away those holiday lights when the season’s over – even if they’ve long since stopped working. The copper inside these small lights is a valuable commodity, and Lights for Life, Inc. turns your “junk” into money for the families of children with cancer. Lights for Life is a local non-profit organization that sells items like holiday lights; copper pipe/wire; old laptops and cell phones; printer cartridges; aluminum wheels; electric motors; car batteries and more to recycling companies. They give the profits to families of children fighting cancer. You can donate all of the above items (and more – just check the website below) to Lights for Life throughout the year at all Colorado and Wyoming Ace Hardware locations. Find out more at lightsforlifeinc.com.
by REBECCA LAPOLE There’s a new hotspot in town for makers, creators, hipsters, brew lovers and anyone who wants to learn: Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House. Located at 316 Willow Street in the River District of Fort Collins. The print shop with antique presses opened on Nov. 20 and features a community event/work space and their own Odell’s beer: M56; a yummy IPA named after the tag number of […]
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS The Center for Fine Art Photography, located downtown, 400 North College Avenue. This community-run center showcases local photo- graphers in monthly exhibitions, runs classes and workshops and gives a collaborative space for artists and community members to learn, support and grow within the art of photography. This month’s exhibition include Susan A. Barnett’s Not In Your Face (“Life is just a parade” pictured here), a unconventional […]
One of the world’s premier sitar players is coming to Northern Colorado this November! Roop Verma is an internationally respected sitarist, composer, and accomplished teacher of Indian classical and sacred music. The Sitar is the most popular and respected stringed instrument from North India. Roopji’s training comes from two of the greatest masters of our time: the late maestros Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. A concert showcasing Ragas that […]