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Longmont out and about: art auction featuring local artists to support Boulder County Wildfire Fund

A list of local events and happenings.
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Photo courtesy of the Marshall and Middle Fork Fires Art Auction website.

Marshall and Middle Fork Fires Art Auction

The Firehouse Art Center and Jon Fukuda, a local artist and business owner, have coordinated a virtual art auction to help friends, family, colleagues and neighbors affected by the Marshall and Middle Fork fires. 

“New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings and we want to help those impacted move forward, while also sharing beauty and the healing nature of art.”

The auction, which will run until Feb. 1, features works by local artists with all proceeds (minus auction fees) going to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund by the Community Foundation Boulder County. Bidding in the auction is online only. Items for auction can be viewed and bid on here. The webpage also accepts donations for the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. If you would prefer to send a check to support the fund, the Community Foundation Boulder County’s address is 1123 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302.

All item winning bids will be settled through the auction website, according to the auction website. Shipping and pickup will be handled between the artist and winning bidder. If both artist and bidder are local, pick up can be scheduled to occur at the Firehouse during open hours (Thursday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

January 20

Virtual Community Meeting for All Marshall Fire-Impacted Residents - Boulder County

On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Boulder County will host an online community meeting for all residents impacted by the Marshall Fire. The focus of this meeting will be on debris removal for destroyed homes and ongoing public health issues for those in fire impacted neighborhoods including ash, air quality, etc. This meeting is for impacted residents only. From 6 to 6:45 p.m., debris cleanup will be discussed and, from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., public health issues. This is a virtual meeting using Zoom Webinar. Register to attend at Registration is required but participants can register at any time, including after the meeting has started. To participate over the phone, please dial: 1-833-568-8864 and input the webinar ID: 161 092 1744.

Additionally, residents will have a chance to ask questions related to each topic. Participants can attend the portion of the meeting that is relevant to each resident’s specific case and topic. The online community meeting will also be conducted with a Spanish-language option and closed captioned. Questions can also be asked in Spanish.

The meeting will be recorded and posted online the following day on Friday to view on the county's YouTube at

For more information, contact Katie Arrington at [email protected]. View more information on the Marshall Fire recovery at

Comedy for a Cause: Marshall Fire Disaster Relief

Join us at Abbott & Wallace Distilling from 8 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 20 for laughs to raise money for the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. It's a great way to start 2022 with local comedy, cocktails, and a way to help out our friends and neighbors. Proceeds from ticket sales – $10 per person – will be donated to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. The showcase will feature Mitch Jones, a stand-up comedian, podcaster, aspiring voice actor, and avid pop culture enthusiast; Haley Raven, a comedic ruffian in a lane all her own; Linus Leas, who provides a unique take on the world, dating, and just trying your best and Catherine Shea, who tells it like it is for women over 50, and the people who love them. 

Insights & Guidelines for 50+ Virtual Class

 Social media technology, and COVID-19 are changing how we look for work, how we work, and the way we communicate. Discuss how to accept these changes and move forward on your job search with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and empowerment in this virtual class offered by Workforce Boulder County from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. An email with the Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the workshop. To sign up for a workshop go to, create an account, and click on Workshops.

Barrel Racing Public Session

At this barrel racing public session from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, there is a $5 per horse fee, plus a barrel racing fee. For any questions, please contact the Fairgrounds Office at 303-678-6235.

January 21

Cheesemaking 101 Class

Kate Johnson will share the basic science behind cheese making as she covers key ingredients, basic equipment, how to choose and source the best milks, and more. She’ll even walk you through the steps to make your own homemade artisan ricotta and you’ll discover that there’s as much art involved in making artisan cheeses as there is science! This free intro online course is great for all beginners to kick off your home cheesemaking journey. Click here to register for free! 

January 22

TEN (Pearl Jam Tribute) at Dickens Opera House

Alternative Night at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont is on Jan. 22. TEN, Colorado's Tribute to Pearl Jam, will headline and serve up the best of arguably Seattle's best Grunge Rock band, Pearl Jam! Porno Addiction, a tribute to Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros, will open the show and turn up the heat on a cold January evening! Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. All ages are welcome.  

BENEFIT - BCC Wildfire Relief Improv Comedy Show

Come and support the victims of the recent Boulder County Fires! Outworld Brewing and Some Assembly Required present an evening of Improv Comedy in the style of the TV Show Who's Line Is It, Anyway? on Jan. 22. These talented young performers will be donating all proceeds from this show to the victims and families of the recent Boulder County fires. Have a drink, eat dinner, and enjoy the show while helping those who need the help and support of the Colorado Community. 

Birds of Prey Driving Tour - Boulder County

Join us for a driving tour to view birds of prey. Follow the tour map to stations where a volunteer naturalist can help you search the skies for raptors, learn about their habitat, and work on your observation and identification skills. This event, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 22, is for children ages 10 and older with an accompanying adult. The location of this event is near Longmont. The location will be provided when registering. Register here

January 23

Full Throttle Yoga at Bootstrap Brewing | Downtown Longmont, CO

Join us at Bootstrap Brewing every fourth Sunday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon for a Full Throttle Yoga class. Full Throttle Yoga is a revolutionary power yoga community, a technically simple and physically challenging way to practice a new way of being on and off the mat. Full Throttle Yoga is powerful, bold, present and fun. A style of yoga and community and a way of living at it’s core, Full Throttle Yoga is a movement to bring yoga to the people - all people - young and old, short and tall, skinny and fat, veggie loving vegans and carnivorous couch potatoes, hardcore bikers and hard charging cyclists, gals and dudes, fighters and lovers, soldiers and tree huggers. Full Throttle Yoga is for everyone! 

Onsie Sunday All-Day Happy Hour!

What's better than lounging around all day Sunday in your pajamas? Onsies and cider! At St. Vrain Cidery, we will celebrate with you every Sunday through the end of February. Pop into the taproom on Sunday in your onsie and get $1 a pour or $4 off a flight. 

​​LOCO Ukulele Jam with Brian Rezac! | Downtown Longmont, CO

Whether you want to learn how to play the Ukulele or already do and want to join the fun, wipe off your uke and join in the LOCO Ukulele Jam every Sunday at Bootstrap Brewing - it's a blast! Host Brian Rezac has extras you can borrow. Or, just come enjoy a beer and watch. All ages and levels are welcome. 

January 24

Open Mic with Denny Driscoll | Downtown Longmont, CO

Come to Bootstrap Brewing at 6 p.m. every Monday night to sign up to be a part of Open Mic Night with Denny Driscoll. Performers get a complimentary beer for their performance. Email [email protected] for specific questions. 

Be Informed, Borrow Smart Virtual Class

While nobody likes to be in debt, most of us will enter into debt at some point in our lives, whether to pursue homeownership, access higher education or purchase a car. In this workshop offered by Workforce Boulder County, learn how to enter into debt in the smartest, most informed way possible. Explore the Rules of Borrowing and dive into all aspects involved with acquiring debt. Knowledge truly leads to power when making decisions about where and how we borrow money. Through greater understanding of the terms and conditions associated with borrowing, we position ourselves to use borrowing to help us achieve our financial dreams without weighing us down. This online event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 24. Register for financial workshops here

January 25

Open Chess Night

Every Tuesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is Open Chess Night at the Longmont Public Library! We will have some tables set aside on the 2nd floor for playing with chess sets available. However, you may bring your own set. This event is open to all ages, but those 16 and younger must have an adult with them at all times. Evenings will be informal and there will be no instruction on how to play (we do have books on the subject)!

Team Roping Public Session

Team Roping takes place at the Boulder County Fairgrounds every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. from November 2, 2021, through April 26, 2022, and is open to the public. All participants must sign a Boulder County Waiver of Liability form each annual year to participate. These forms are available in the Indoor Arena. The cost is $5 per horse plus a roping fee. Contact the Fairgrounds Office at 303-678-6235 if you have further questions.

Virtual Learning: Pike's Peak Gold Rush - Boulder County

Gold was discovered in 1858 near what would become downtown Denver. At that time, American Indians lived in what would become Colorado. Let’s explore this fascinating story in a virtual learning session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 25. Register here.  

January 26

Monthly Acoustic Jam at 300 Suns Brewing

Come join host Tim Ostdiek as we jam with each other from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at 300 Suns Brewing. Bring a song or three to share (originals or a classic) and the group will play along! Or just come hang out and play. Acoustic instruments are recommended. 

Open Ride Public Session

Open Ride takes place at the Boulder County Fairgrounds every Wednesday from 9 a.m. through 9 p.m., November 3, 2021, through April 27, 2022, and is open to the public. All participants must sign a Boulder County Waiver of Liability form each annual year to participate. These forms are available in the Indoor Arena. The cost is $5 per horse. Please follow all open rides as listed in the Indoor Arena. Contact the Fairgrounds Office at 303-678-6235 if you have further questions.

Working Remotely: Will It Work For You? - Boulder County

The pandemic has accelerated the move toward remote work. Discover occupations with remote work potential, the essential skills needed to thrive in remote work, and how to assess if remote work is right for you in this virtual workshop offered by Workforce Boulder County from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 26. To sign up for a workshop, go to, create an account, and click on Workshops. A link to the workshop will be sent to you the day before the workshop with instructions on how to join the virtual meeting. 

Foothills Geology Hike for Seniors - Boulder County 

Join volunteer naturalists for a moderate to difficult hike to explore what Boulder County Parks & Open Space properties have to offer during a hike which starts at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26. Bring along hiking poles and sturdy boots as you hike up the trail with volunteer naturalists to observe the mesas and valleys from above. Please call 303-678-6214 in advance if you plan to bring a group so we can provide enough naturalists to lead the hike. This event will take place near Lyons. The location will be provided when registering. Registration required here

January 28 

Poetry Night at the Firehouse Art Center

Join the Firehouse Art Center for poetry night on the last Friday of every month. Poetry is an opportunity, it gives us the chance to celebrate and commemorate all the wonderful moments in our lives from the simplest smiles to the most momentous victories. It also enables us to cope in challenging times. With poetry, we can address our problems, come to terms with them, and work to grow past them. It has the potential to move across the spectrum of human experience in a cathartic and often beautiful way. Please only read your original work at the event. 

January 29 

Create Your Own Terrarium Workshop - Adults

Join the Happy Day Plants staff for an in-person workshop creating your own terrarium from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Happy Day Plants at 501 Main Street in Longmont. Terrariums are an eco-friendly and low maintenance decorative item for your home or to give as a gift. This is a creative experience for all levels of plant lovers ages 18+. RSVP and reserve your spot for $60 per person here.