Events

Sometimes it’s hard to decide where to go and what to do because there’s plenty to pick from: local concerts, theater productions, festivals, museum exhibits, outdoor activities, and much more! We'll add new, fun events every day.

 

Space and Spirit: The Swirling Dance

March 21st to April 26th
Tointon Gallery
David Newton, a third generation Colorado native, captures the vastness of planets on canvas for this exhibit. His award winning paintings will be on display in the Tointon Gallery from March 21 – April 26. 
 
“I have painted these realistic images of the eight known planets of our sun because I have long been enchanted by what has come to be known to us of their majestic beauty,” said Newton about his paintings. “These worlds are always out there, often visible in the night sky, but not always so readily appreciated by us ‘down here.’”
 
On Friday, March 21 visitors have a chance to meet and talk with the painter at the artist reception from 5 – 7 pm. 
 
A self-taught painter of 40 years, David has received national recognition for his renditions of space art. Colors bring the outer most sensations of his imagination closer to our own lives. Newton has shown his work for years in Greeley, Estes Park, and Loveland, most recently at The Master’s Fine Art in Loveland, CO., and now in his private gallery in Greeley, CO. 
 
Catch David’s colorful artwork displayed as a slide show during the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Friday, April 6 at 4pm.
 
The Tointon Gallery is located in the Greeley Downtown Recreation Center at 651 10th Ave. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm, and during performances in the Monfort Concert Hall. Gallery admission is free. For more information contact Kim Snyder at 970-350-9450 or visit www.greeleyart.com. 

 

Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

April 1st to May 1st
Greeley has joined cities across the country to ask residents to make a commitment to conserve water in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Mayor Tom Norton and the Greeley City Council are encouraging Greeley residents to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution on behalf of Greeley at www.mywaterpledge.com during the month of April.
 
In 2012, Greeley was one of the winning cities in the Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their population category are entered into drawings for hundreds of prizes, including home improvement gift cards, home irrigation equipment, and a Grand Prize Toyota Prius Plug-In. The challenge also features additional resources for residents to take their commitment of conservation even further with resources and cost-saving tips.
 
Last year, residents from over 1,000 cities in all 50 U.S. states pledged to reduce their annual consumption of freshwater by nearly a billion gallons, reduce waste sent to landfills by 18.3 million pounds, and prevent more than 69.9 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering our watersheds.
 
The 3rd National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota, with support from the U.S EPA’s Office of Water, National League of Cities, U.S. Forest Service, The Toro Company, Wondergrove Kids, Bytelaunch, and WaterSmart Software.
 

Baby Animal Days

April 7th to April 20th
Centennial Village
The Greeley Museums is celebrating spring with young animals at the annual, Baby Animal Days event at the Centennial Village. From April 7 – 20, cuddly farm animals will be visiting the Village, such as kittens, goats, horses, pigs, sheep, ponies, rabbits, chicks and ducklings. 
 
The event is open daily for two weeks. Hours are: Monday through Saturday, 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm and Sundays 1 pm – 4pm. Admission is $2 for ages two and older. Cash or check only, please.
 
Volunteers are stationed at the animal pens and stalls to answer questions and ensure the safety of the visitors and animals. Visitors will be allowed to touch the animals based on instructions. Many exciting activities will also be available, including historic games and riding stick animals. Ponies will be brought in on weekends for rides around the Village for an additional cost.
 
Most of the animals this year are on loan from members of the Greeley West High School FFA through an agreement between the school district and city.  
 
Walk-in visitors are welcome, but groups of 10 or more are asked to reserve a time by calling the Greeley Museums’ office at (970) 350-9220.  For more information, call (970) 350-9220 or visit www.greeleymuseums.com.

Penn & Teller

April 18th
Union Colony Civic Center
Is it comedy ... or magic... or both? During their 10-year run in Las Vegas, this duo has become a must-see show and has won "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year" multiple times! Nobody ever really knows what they're in for when they go to one of Penn & Teller's show. They'll let you in on the secrets behind some of their best tricks, and even after knowing how the tricks work, they'll still find a way to startle you. 
 
Ticket prices are $75, $47, $42, and $39. 

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Walking Tour: UNC Historic Campus

April 21st
University of Northern Colorado, Brown Hall

Join us for a tour around the UNC campus! It'll be led by Jed Cummins. We'll begin on the south side of Brown Hall at 19th Street and 9th Avenue.

History Brown Bag: Colorado's North Park—History, Wildlife, and Ranching

April 24th
Greeley History Museum

The speaker at this History Brown Bag is Paul Richard, retired University of Northern Colorado faculty and local author.

Winter Farmers' Market | April 26

April 26th
Winter Farmers' Market

Come enjoy the warmth indoors! Shop at the Winter Farmers' Market for unique gifts and food. A variety of vendors will provide meats, baked goods, jams and jellies, spices, produce (as available), and local arts and crafts. Each week is a new shopping experience!

If you'd like to learn more, visit the Greeley Farmers' Market website»

Greeley Showerhead Exchange | April 26

April 26th
Winter Farmers' Market

Greeley's Water Conservation Program will give you a new low-water use, high-functioning EPA WaterSense labeled showerhead in exchange for your old model. Look for our booth!

*In order to be eligible for this exchange, you must get water from the City of Greeley. Bring a water bill or driver's license for proof of residency.

Gardening 101 Workshop

April 26th
Houston Gardens
Gardening 101 - Step-by-step description of how to start an easy and productive raised bed vegetable garden.
 
Topics covered will include: soil development, how to build raised beds, planting timing, fertilizing, weeding, watering, harvesting, recommended crops, and other topics related to beginning a garden. 
 
Growing in a raised bed can help bring the garden up to your level. Find out the best techniques to have a healthy and sustainable garden in a raised bed, including the best materials to use, how to keep your soil healthy, and how to water correctly.
 
Presented by Bryant Mason, The Urban Farm Company of Colorado
RSVP by April 21, 2014 
970-356-8097x3 , pam.wright@wgcd.org
 

Community Garden Workshops: Drip Irrigation

April 29th
West Greeley Baptist Church Community Garden

Learn about drip irrigation and how it can help your gardens to thrive. 

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