I will be at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, October 19, from 1-3 p.m. for a publisher’s promotion of my book, Hidden History., a collection of selected columns written between 2012 and 2017. The book also contains some previously unpublished vignettes and images of local history. The publisher has offered a door prize: at 3 p.m., I will draw the name of the winner of two memberships to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Come and put your name in!
On Saturday, September 21, I will be at Whampus Books, 636 East Eisenhower in Loveland, with other Penstemon Publications authors at a special event featuring a wide variety of books, fiction and nonfiction, from a book about dogs to an historical mystery . At 2 p.m. one lucky winner will receive a door prize—a book, of course. Refreshments will be available. I will have my two historical novels, Journeying and My Name Is Meggie, available for purchase. I hope to see you there.
A preview of the homes on the tour is offered every year In advance of the Historic Homes tour sponsored by the Poudre Landmarks Foundation. This year’s preview is on Tuesday, September 10, at 7 p.m., at the Edwards House Event Center, 107 North Meldrum Street, with the tour scheduled on Saturday, September 14. The preview features a slide show and architectural details presented by Robin Stitzel and background historic information about the eras in which the houses were built, presented by Barbara Fleming. Tickets are $10 for each individual seat, with a limit of 40 seats available. Buy online at www.poudrelandmarksfoundation.org.
The Front Range Forum presents a variety of eight-week classes every fall, winter and spring. This fall I am offering a class to introduce participants to a roll call of amazing women who have shaped the history of Fort Collins and received far less recognition than their male peers. Members of the class will research an individual and give a presentation to the class about her and the circumstances in which she lived. The class meets every Monday morning beginning September 9 for eight weeks. Senior center membership is not required to enroll; participants pay a fee of $14 for each term in which they take classes and may sign up for as many classes as they wish to. Registration begins on Thursday, August 1, 3 to 4 p.m.. at the senior center during the facilitators’ fair, an opportunity to learn about the classes available this fall and meet the facilitators. Come and look us over!
The Partnership for Age-friendly Communities blog, Graceful Aging, features writing by seniors sharing their varied experiences of aging. Published writers, potential writers and curious individuals are invited to spend an afternoon bouncing around ideas, generating topics and getting acquainted on Wednesday, September 4, at the Parklane Towers north tower community room. RSVP to me at email@example.com or 970-221-9830. Check out the blog at www.pafclarimer.org/newsandviews, and come join us.
Fort Collins, Colorado, has a rich and vivid history, from its beginning as an Army outpost to its arrival as a major Northern Colorado hub. This class will reveal highlights of that history through stories and images, covering the colorful characters and dramatic events that created our town. Register online at www.FrontRange.edu/LarimerCE or call 970-204-8686.
“Unsolved Mysteries in Fort Collins History” is the subject of my talk at the Fort Collins Senior Center on March 20. The presentation is sponsored by the Front Range Forum and is free to the public. Bring a bag lunch and hear about mysterious events that still haunt historians.
This class continues a class presented last fall telling the stories of women who have left an imprint on Fort Collins in one way or another. Each woman brought particular skills and knowledge to her contribution, and each graced our town with her gifts. Register online at www.FrontRange.edu/LarimerCE or call 970-204-8686.
Jax's 10th Annual Local Author Day is Saturday, December 1st at Jax Outdoor Gear in Fort Collins. Over 35 local book authors and illustrators will be in store from 11AM to 3PM to share their writing and artwork secrets along with their latest books. Stop by to meet these luminaries and purchase personally autographed books to give as special holiday gifts.