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Ancient Aliens Live

Experience the long-running hit program “Ancient Aliens” LIVE on tour! This interactive event explores thought-provoking extraterrestrial theories on fan-favorite topics from Ancient Egypt to the moon, paving the long road to Disclosure. Ancient Aliens Live lands at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on May 23rd. Tickets on sale now at AncientAliensLiveTour.com
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Free Admission for Moms on May 11

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, mothers and grandmothers will enjoy free admission to the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures on Saturday, May 11, from 11 am to 5 pm. The Museum has four galleries, a music room featuring international instruments, the Losel Doll House highlighting Tibetan dolls and costumes handmade by Buddhist monks, and a gnome treasure hunt for youth. In the Museum’s Main Gallery, Collections: Unexpected Treasures showcases a variety of unusual collections, including uranium glass, fossils, combs, rocks, thimbles, Cooper’s tools, scrap metal transformed into artwork, stone axes, masks, barbed wire, music boxes, and baskets. In the Hall Gallery, Inspiring Women of Northern Colorado highlights 48 women who have made a difference in the community by demonstrating commitment, courage, and resilience. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Black Canyon Quilt Show

The 27th annual Black Canyon Quilt Show, on July 12—14, will feature 150 + quilts, vendors, scissor sharpening, classes and lecture by quilt artist Laura Loewen, boutique with handmade quilt related items, and a raffle quilt. Show hours are 9—5 on Friday and Saturday; 10-3:30 on Sunday. Adult admission is $5.00. Visit the website www.blackcanyonquiltshow.com for class details and registration or to purchase raffle tickets.

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Geo Explorer Hike

Join famed Mountaineer Lucy Westlake and Elley Ringo of “Elley Knows Rocks” for an exhilarating Geology Hike at the majestic Mt. Sanitas Trail in Boulder, Colorado.

Experience the beauty of nature while learning about the fascinating world of rocks and geology! The renowned geologist Elley Knows Rocks and the youngest woman to summit Mt. Everest, Lucy Westlake will be your guides. They will take you on a journey of discovery, unraveling the mysteries of the geological formations along the trail. Get ready to deepen your understanding of the earth’s history as you navigate through the picturesque landscapes.

Throughout this hiking adventure, you’ll learn about different types of rocks, their formation processes, and their significance to the earth’s structure. You’ll also get to see and touch some of these rocks firsthand. This event is not only a chance to learn but also a wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with other hiking and geology enthusiasts.

$100 per person (Ages 8-Adult)

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An Italian Supper Under the Stars

For a magical meal on the summer solstice, An Italian Supper Under the Stars will be hosted from 6:30-9 pm Thursday, June 20, by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures and City Park Gelato & aMore. The repast is part of the Museum’s Global Adventures club, designed for those who love to travel, want to recount their travel experiences, delight in sharing stories of travel, and/or dream of traveling one day. The special supper will be prepared by Paul and Nenita Pellegrino, long-time residents of Fort Collins and owners of City Park Gelato & aMore. The traditional approach of dining in courses will be mixed with an experience highlighted by conversation and laughter. Dishes will be prepared at table side by Paul, who will share stories of his Italian cultural roots blended with the influence of his wife, Nenita, who is Filipino. The sumptuous menu will include assorted non-alcoholic beverages, Rigatoni LaRosa, Piedmontese alla Fiorentina, Fiorentina of Florence, fresh mozzarella, caprese platters with crostini bread, arugula and fresh fennel salad, gelato, and traditional Italian cookies. Seating will begin at 6:30 pm outside City Park Gelato & aMore at 1720 W. Mulberry Street. In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be served at City Park Shelter #7. Reservations for the evening are $75 per person, and reservations are required by 5 pm Wednesday, June 12, at globalvillagemuseum.org. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Travel in Style to Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

The 31st annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival is in Golden this year, and premier luxury bus transportation to and from the fabulous festivities on Saturday, June 15, is being offered by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Arranging the trip is the Museum’s Global Adventures club, designed for those who love to travel, want to recount their travel experiences, delight in sharing stories of travel, and/or dream of traveling one day. The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival welcomes over 80 artisans, organizations, and performers to share their culture and traditions through food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment. Participants will enjoy the raising of – and dancing around – the Midsummer Pole, the Scandinavian Market, the Fjellborg Vikings in their living history encampment, storytelling and games with Leif the Viking, making crafts such as flower crowns, and the Scandinavian Classic Car Show by the Rocky Mountain Volvo Group. Transportation tickets are $80 per person, and registration and signed waiver are required by 5 pm Friday, June 7, at globalvillagemuseum.org. The luxury bus will depart at 8:30 am from Harmony Park and Ride, on the northwest corner of I-25 and Harmony Road. The return trip will arrive by 4 pm at the same location. Admission to the Festival is free, and registrants will pay for their own food and shopping. Registrants are asked to bring a cell phone to maintain contact with the group. If weather is not conducive for the outdoor Festival, the bus will drive around Golden, catching the sights and stopping at the Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center. The unique Center features authentic Himalayan cuisine and traditional Sherpa culture with interior décor that is an authentic representation of a typical Sherpa house in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal. Participants will be responsible for the cost of their meal. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

Collecting and Collections by Renowned University Expert

Russell Belk, Distinguished Research Professor and Marketing Chair at York University in Toronto, Canada, will present Collecting and Collections by Zoom from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, April 27. The presentation is being hosted by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. Dr. Belk will address the role that collections play in our lives, families, and communities as well as how collecting impacts the person who accumulates the objects. Digital collections and online access to museum collections will also be explored. Dr. Belk is the author of more than 800 journal articles and books as well as the recipient of numerous awards. In the announcement of his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr. Belk was described as a world leader in his field as well as one of the founders of Consumer Culture Theory. Tickets to the presentation are $5 per Zoom registration, and reservations are required at globalvillagemuseum.org. Registrants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Make Better Medicine – The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing Intensive

The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing. This class is designed to help herbalists learn the art and science of crafting potent herbal tinctures (hydroethanolic extracts). By understanding the principles of solubility and extraction that apply to tinctures, we get a broader spectrum of constituents in a more concentrated, consistent product. We’ll explore different methods of tincturing and look at the pros and cons of each method. Expand your skills and techniques as we compare different ways to extract both fresh and dried herbs.

Compare maceration to percolation
Learn how to make a good tincture in 15 minutes using either fresh or dried herbs in the Vitamix!
Learn how to use the Magical Butter Machine to make a strong tincture, like the Eclectics made with a water bath percolator
Reproduce the time-tested method of percolation used in Fenner’s Formulary, 1888
Learn easy tincture math to consistently calculate proportions and concentrations

4 day workshop ticket price includes all workshop activities & supplies, access to the corresponding online class materials, platform or meadow camping (with use of bathhouse), mid-day organic lunch & evening festivities.

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Rewriting the West: Exploring Lineages of Transformation

Join the Center of the American West for presentations from three writers with innovative multimedia projects that challenge our notions of both “writing” and “the west.”
CU professor of English and Chair of the Women and Gender Studies Program, Julie Carr, will present from her 2023 book, Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populist, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West, accompanied by a film directed by Carolina Ebeid and music composed by Ben Roberts that evocatively blends archival materials with contemporary imagery.
Distinguished Professor & Director of the American West Center at the University Utah and former Utah Poet Laureate, Paisley Rekdal will delve into her project, West: A Translation, that includes a book and interactive website that “respond to an anonymous Chinese poem carved into the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station where Chinese migrants to the U.S. were detained during the Chinese Exclusion Act” (from https://www.paisleyrekdal.com/west).
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Lucas Bessire will explore “what it means to inherit the troubled legacies of the past and how we can take responsibility for a more inclusive, sustainable future” (from https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691212647/running-out) based on his 2021 book, Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains, which has won numerous awards and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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International Trivia Night

The ever-popular International Trivia Night will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, April 30, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The event will feature 50 questions, with teams of six competing for prizes and bragging rights. Admission is $10 per person, and reservations are required at globalvillagemuseum.org. Partial teams or full six-person teams are welcome with a two-step process. First, team members should make individual reservations. Second, an email with the names of team members must be sent to the Museum’s Outreach Coordinator at outreach@globalvillagemuseum.org. Individuals who register without a team will be joined with others on the night of the event. Refreshments, including wine, will be served. Registration closes at 5 pm Friday, April 26. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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