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Longmont Out and About: Free produce distributed Sunday

Local events in Longmont
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Twice each month, Longmont Food Rescue sets up a free to the public produce stand. 

The event takes place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month with food donated from local grocers such as Whole Foods. This Sunday the nonprofit will set up at the Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA at noon. 

Fresh fruit, vegetables, prepared deli foods, dairy and bakery items are among the list of items that could be available. The options depend on the donations from the grocers that week, according to the Facebook post. 

The event will last only an hour or until food supplies last. 

Organizers ask that participants enter from Lashley Street, close to the Ninth Street intersection. Also, food is pre-bagged and will be brought to cars and bicycles in the line. 

The Produce in the Parking Lot event does not require forms nor are participants required to answer any questions. 

April 9

Philosphy and fantasy fiction group

6 p.m.-online

Join us every second Friday of the month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Mountain Time, North America) More details below.

Fantasy fiction has its roots in familiar myth and its branches in our wildest imagination. It gives us dragons and elves and teaches us a lot about what it means to be human. Join us the second Friday a month to discuss a different fantasy theme or fandom. No philosophical or magical experience required.

Registration is free! We will send you a Zoom link after you register. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../philosophy-fantasy-fiction...

Long-time fans and newcomers are welcome to join! We’ll be watching 2-3 clips and discussing as a group. Participation encouraged, but not required!

Grey Havens is LGBTQ+ friendly, and we encourage a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and ideas in our discussions. Ages 14+ (younger folks are welcome with a parent or guardian)

No philosophy experience necessary. As part of the Grey Havens Philosophy Ethics Initiative, we will be exploring the most interesting ethical issues raised by our favorite shows.

Grey Havens Philosophy is a Philosophy for Children and Communities (P4C) nonprofit based in Longmont, Colorado. For more information find us at greyhavensgroup.org

Home is where the art is

6:30 p.m., Firehouse Art Center

MAIN GALLERY: Home is Where the Art Is

BETSY ANDERSON

April 08 - May 09, 2021

OPENING RECEPTION: April 9 [6:30-9PM]

EXHIBIT OPENING TICKETS: To insure the safety of our guests, timed tickets will be needed for the Exhibit Opening on April 9th.

https://www.eventbrite.com/.../home-is-where-the-art...

With the multitude of narrative objects presented in this exhibit, Anderson centers the presence and perspective of women: through words, birds, and other allegorical imagery. While her figures call to mind the line and color work of Egon Schiele and various 20th century works influenced by ancient cave paintings and Jungian archetypes, their charm and strength lies in their particularly feminist perspective. Sometimes overt, as when she incorporates quotes and phrases by women writers. Or in the presentation of the whole space as a collection of softness and reflection, defying categorization.

South Gallery: Skyline VPA Academy

The VPA Academy is a visual and performing arts focused program at Skyline High School in Longmont, Colorado. In the Visual Arts Department the students explore a variety of 2D and 3D courses which may include drawing, painting, graphics, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry design. Each student initially explores a broad base across those areas and then selects a specific pathway of artistic development to pursue at progressively higher levels. Throughout their four years at Skyline the students also participate in extracurricular opportunities that include field trips, guest artist lectures, artist in residence programs, portfolio reviews, and a variety of exhibitions and contests. The culmination of their program is a Capstone presentation of their work. The works in this show reflect the personal explorations and artistic voice of each student.

Studio 64

To celebrate the Month of Poetry, local artists and writers have come together to collaborate on this pop up exhibit.

Participating Artists and Writers:

Monica Carroll-- Gina Horner

Joyanna Getting--Jennifer Lynn McCarthy

Arpita Choudhury--Ally Marie

Sara Brown--Jessica Rigney

Kathy Hall--Cris Trapani Scott

Homa Nekoorad--Matt Maenpaa

Catherine Leone--Chelsea Rice

Bradley Books--David Bailey

Elaine Waterman--Marisa Bardach Ramel

Your safety during this pandemic is of utmost importance to us. Please register for a free-timed ticket to control traffic and reduce waiting time.

April 10

A Human Named David live performance

6 p.m., Abbott & Wallace Distilling

A Human Named David will sing his original stories alongside a whole bunch of sing-a-longs to ring in a glorious mindful re-opening of one of his most favorite establishments.

Join us for the most delicious libations in the company of the most inspired pieces of music!

Books and big ideas storytime online

9 a.m., online

Saturdays at 9:00 AM, Grey Havens Philosophy will share a different picture book designed to get kids thinking about big questions! Books and Big Ideas Storytimes are lots of fun and very interactive!

We hope you will join the fun on Zoom! It is okay to take part via audio and video or audio only.

Grey Havens Philosophy is a Philosophy for Children and Communities (P4C) nonprofit based in Longmont, Colorado. P4C helps kids do better in school, make better decisions for themselves, and prepares them to participate in democracy. For more information, visit https://greyhavensgroup.org/home/why-philosophy/.

Register here for free then we will send you details about how to join in. (This helps us safeguard your privacy and well-being online.)

https://booksbigideas.eventbrite.com

Funded in part by the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO) and the Longmont Community Foundation.

Dear Landlords Full Band

6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company

That's right, we are back, with a yet-to-be-determined fifth member and Chris Carland on drums!

April 11

Produce in the parking lot

12 p.m., Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA

Free food distribution on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month! Food is donated from Whole Foods and Alfalfa's Local Market, and may be a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, prepared deli foods, dairy, and bakery items, depending on that week's donations. We will be handing out food as long as supplies last; arrive early to ensure you receive a bag!

We set up in the small side lot on the west side of the YMCA building. Please enter the parking lot from the Lashley side; there will be one drive for entering (closer to the intersection of 9th & Lashley) and one drive for exiting (further north on Lashley).

All vehicles/bicycles will form a line, and food will be bagged ahead of time. Please do not exit your vehicle or approach volunteers; food will be brought to the vehicle. Please only one bag per family. No forms to fill out or questions asked.

April 12

Save the music with Mad Dog Blues

5-7 p.m. at Niwot Tavern

Socially distanced live music and great take-out food from the Niwot Tavern!

Mad Dog Friedman, harmonica player, musical innovator and founder of many popular Colorado blues acts over the years including King Comfort, Harmonica Loowinski, Papa Juke, the Mojo Medicine Show & Blue Lightning, has put together an acoustic blues jam band with a unique blues style indigenous to Colorado in the 21st Century while still honoring the blues roots. We call this music Colorado Country Blues because it combines the “Colorado Sound” (jam grass) with traditional rural blues. The result is Mad Dog Blues, a coalition of top-notch, veteran musicians dedicated to exploring this new sound in both their song writing and performances. Along with Mad Dog Friedman on harmonica, the Mad Dog Blues Experience (5 piece band) includes Jeff Becker (Hippie Buckaroos) on mandolin, Clark Chanslor (White Water Ramble) on stand-up bass, Sean Bennight (from St. Louis) on acoustic guitar and Mark Kaczorowski (Blues on the Lamb) on acoustic guitar. Big Willy Palmer and/or Doug Moldawsky (New Garden) often join us in various configurations including with the six-piece string band, the Mad Dog Blues Extravaganza. We hope you enjoy our original “Colorado Country Blues” sound, a unique fusion of delta blues, bluegrass, honky-tonk, hokum and acoustic jam music. Our website is www.coloradocountryblues.com and our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/coloradocountryblues.