Are you looking for “time for us” or “time for me”? Find the two at these 22 events in Greeley, Loveland and around NoCo

Valentine’s Day is here and love is in the air. However, you don’t have to be paired to enjoy the festivities and fun. This week’s edition of Go+Do features a variety of events perfect for families, couples, friends, and solo adventurers.

From learning about model railroading and a local mural artist to playing with puppies and a cat cafe, there’s something for everyone on this list of 22 happening events. in Greeley, Loveland and the NoCo region.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.

Saturday February 12

1. The Colorado Model Railroad Museum is hosting Spring Creek Model Train Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 680 10th St. The event will feature the Zucker Family of Spring Creek Model Trains talking about the hobby of model railroading . The Colorado Rio Grande Ski Train will also be featured on the trails of the museum. The event is open to all ages adults, teens and children. Timed admission is $11 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 and older, $6 for children 3-12, and toddlers and infants 3 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cmrm.org.

2. Spend the afternoon hanging out with cats at the Pop-Up Cat Café at noon and again at 1 p.m. hosted by NoCo Cat Café and Rescue at Gressiwick, 426 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. The event will include snacks, a silent auction and several adoptable cats and kittens to play with. Tickets are $12 per person and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.nococatcafe.com/events.

3. Meet at Brix Brew and Tap between 1 and 6 p.m. to meet artist and Brix team member Falk Houben. Houben is a mural artist from Koblenz, Germany, and will be showcasing some of his unique pieces at the brewery. Houben will also raffle off a large piece with proceeds going to charity. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. For more information, contact Brix Brew and Tap at (970) 397-6146.

4. Put on your running shoes, grab a hoodie, and join other runners for the Sweetheart Classic 4-Miler at 2:30 p.m. on 4th Street and Railroad Avenue in Loveland. The run is part of the annual Sweetheart Festival and will take runners of all ages and experience levels along the River’s Edge Nature Area. Entry fees are $45 for singles and $70 for couples. Money raised will benefit the Thompson School District’s high and middle school cross country teams. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2SiJ0WU.

5. Pick up some goodies for your sweetie at the Made with Love Bake Sale from 2-4 p.m. at Realty ONE Group, 5601 W. 19th St., Greeley. Local bakers will be making a variety of items with proceeds from the sale to benefit the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. The event is organized by the Great Greeley Bake-Off and Cakeable. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Everett Gonzales, Jr. at [email protected]

Sunday February 13

It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Who are you going to root for?

6. Before indulging in those Super Bowl snacks and drinks, take some time to practice. Liv Barre will be hosting a 45-minute barre workout at 10:30 a.m. at Sweet Heart Winery, 5500 W. Highway 34, Loveland. Barre combines elements of pilates, ballet, and yoga for a low-impact, full-body workout. The course is open to adults 21 and over and includes training and a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets are $22 per person. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3LgPEI0.

7. Love is all around us: A rescued animal and cow kissing event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary, 8640 Dahlia St., Henderson. Snuggle up with some of the 23 different species of farm animals while raising money for the nonprofit. Attendees can enjoy food and drink and all ages are welcome. Admission is $21.99 for adults and children. Children under 12 months are free. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/34COdCX.

8. Spend Super Bowl Sunday at the Pupper Bowl at 1:30 p.m. at the Wiley Roots Brewing Company, 625 3rd St., Greeley. The event will include foster dog meet-and-greets, a live stream of the Kitten Bowl, a darts tournament and “Astro Turf Wars” beer. For every pint of “Astro Turf Wars” beer sold, the Humane Society of Weld County will receive $1. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Wiley Roots at (970) 515-7315.

Monday February 14

Happy Valentine day. Plant a kiss on someone you love!

9. A Night to Remember – A Modern Melodrama in Jazz Time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at UNC Campus Commons, 1021 22nd St. University jazz ensembles Lab 1, Lab 2 and Vocal Lab will present audience members the story of two characters destined to be together through a musical score composed of romance, comedy and love. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for non-UNC students, and $5 for UNC students with a student ID. The performance will also be offered virtually for $5 per viewing platform. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3uwhVo4.

10. Meet at 477 Distilling for Valentine’s Bingo at 7 p.m. at 825 9th St. in Greeley. Come with your sweetheart, friends or solo for the chance to scoop great prizes and try some amazing drinks from the distillery. It is free and open to adults aged 21 and over. For more information, call 477 Distillation at (970) 451-5768.

Tuesday February 15

11. Join Aims Community College for a free lunch and learn at 11 a.m. at the Cornerstone Building Conference Center, 5401 W. 20th St. The free two-hour class will explore LEAN manufacturing and the history behind the concept, how to implement implemented practices in your business and lessons learned from other businesses. Lunch will be provided and the course is open to adults 18 years and older. Registration is required to attend and can be done by going to https://bit.ly/3J2jtKc.

February 12 is Stout Month and MainStage Brewing Company celebrates the dark side of beer from 4-9pm at 450 Main St. in Lyon with 28 different stouts over 28 days. Attendees can sample special taps from Left Hand Brewing, Weldwerks, Upslope, Joyride and more. All beers are first come, first served until the keg blows. Enjoy a variety of sizes and tasting flights. The event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, visit www.mainstagebrewing.com.

Wednesday February 16

13. The Greeley Mob Mixer will meet at 5 p.m. at the Kress Cinema and Lounge, 817 8th Ave. The monthly networking event welcomes community members from all walks of life to meet fellow community members, business owners and business leaders. The free event will include a presentation by ALLO Communications and attendees will receive two tickets for a drink, appetizers and a chance to win prizes. The mixer is open to adults 18 and older. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/332q5Jt.

14. Storyline, a new church launched in Johnstown, invites people of all ages to the Discover Storyline event at 6:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Coffee and Crepes, 19 S. Parish Ave., Johnstown. Church leaders will discuss what the church is about as well as its future plans for rooting itself in the community. The event is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit www.storylinecc.com.

15. Take a midweek break for some “me time” at A Night of Self Care with Friends at 5 p.m. at Black and Blues Music and Brews, 423 S. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. The event will begin with a meditation and sound bath followed by release and intention setting. Admission is free with tips/donations happily accepted. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3gpYWTR.

Thursday February 17

16. The “Black and White in Black and White” exhibit opens at 10 a.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. The traveling exhibit features photographs taken by African-American photographer John Johnson. The photos were taken between 1910 and 1925 and show life in Johnson’s neighborhood of Lincoln, NE. All ages are welcome to experience the new exhibit and admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60+, $5 for youth 3-17 and children 2 years old and less are free. For more information, visit www.greeleymuseums.com.

17. The Alex Annan Quartet with guest Kelsey Wallner will perform at 7 p.m. at the Atlas Theater 709 16th St. The musicians will perform two sets with original arrangements of classic rock songs. All ages are welcome and there is a $5 per person blanket at the door. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3J96Hde.

Friday February 18

18. The Fort Collins Foodie Walk will take place at 5 p.m. at 19 Old Town Square, Suite 350 in Fort Collins. The free event will take attendees on a self-guided tour of food shops for demonstrations, tastings and interactive showcases. All ages are invited to participate. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3utfDWu.

19. Learn about Isabella Bird and her explorations of Colorado during dinner with John Meissner – Isabella Bird Historian at 6 p.m. at the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, 2939 N. County Road 31D, Loveland. Meissner will discuss Bird’s book, “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains” which details her time at the guest ranch. Tickets are $35.61 per person and include dinner and presentation. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://conta.cc/33539cw.

20. Take a spin on the dance floor for a good cause at the Marshall Fire Fundraiser Country Swing Dancing at 6:30 p.m. at Zoe’s Café and Events, 715 10th St. All proceeds from the dance and lessons will go to the victims of the Marshal Fire. Admission is $12 per person and all levels and ages of dancers are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3HzhM6K.

21. Cold Replay, a Coldplay tribute band, and Ordinary Wolf, a Duran Duran tribute band, will take the stage at the Moxi Theater at 7 p.m. at 802 9th St. All responsible ages with valid photo ID are invited to attend. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission with the option to purchase reserved tables for $50 for two and $100 for four. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3J63Q4t.

22. Stellula Charm Earring class is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Blush Boutique and Co., 805 8th St., Suite 100 in Greeley. Tasia from Stellula Jewelry will teach attendees how to make two pairs of leather and charm earrings. Tickets are $38 per person and include all supplies and instructions. The course is open to adults aged 18 and over. For more information or to register for the course, contact the store at (970) 888-3279.

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