48 Hours in FoCo From Anywhere
In these times we know people are missing their travel experiences. Until we get to a point where everyone can finally get back to normal we wanted to offer you a virtual vacation to Fort Collins. We hope you can enjoy Fort Collins from home and come see us soon when it is time. And, don't forget to keep your Stay at Home FoCo Bingo Card handy through this 48 hours as you’ll most definitely find yourself with a BINGO with all these fun activities.
Saturday 9 am
Natural Area sites are open, rangers are on-duty, and the community is encouraged to enjoy and steward these treasured places while observing social distancing guidelines. Check the website before doing so for the most up-to-date information. The 50-plus Natural Areas in and around Fort Collins offer plenty of open space, enabling people to get out and enjoy some fresh air during this time — just be sure to adhere to the physical distancing suggestions and stay 6 feet away from other people.
12 pm - 8 pm
Each of us have had our lives uprooted and changed in what feels like the blink of an eye. Our fellow citizens in a multitude of industries have been affected. Our healthcare workers are on the front line saving lives. Our teachers are continuing education remotely. Musicians’ shows and tours are cancelled, but we can bring joy through music during this time. We may not be able to be physically in a room with you, but we can bring music to your living room from ours. This is meant to be an online “Music Venue” featuring a weekly showcase of Colorado artists Live-streamed to YOU. Suggested $5 donation (to Artist Venmo/Cash App). If you are unable to contribute, please enjoy the show for free and share with your friends.
CopperMuse Distillery strives to delight customers by crafting truly unique spirits and cocktails that stand apart from anything else you’ve ever had. They are currently offering take out and curbside pickup for CopperMuse Spirits, cocktail packages & merchandise. Online orders also accepted. Hours are running from 12-6pm Mon-Fri. 12-5 Sat.
4 pm - 5:30 pm
Take your try at a cooking class from home while following along with the Cooking Studio. Their chefs will be available live almost daily in your kitchen via Zoom. You can ask questions and show off your progress. It’s great because you can get help every step of the way from beginning to end. The Cooking Studio offers classes for adults and kids. Sign up today right here.
The history of Fort Collins is rich with western lore, generations-old stories, and eccentric historical characters. Legend has it that in the early 1800's, French-Canadian fur traders were caught in a tremendous snowstorm. To lighten their load, they buried large amounts of gunpowder (“Poudre” in French) in a hiding place (“Cache”) along the banks of a river – the Cache la Poudre River, which runs through modern-day Fort Collins.
Sunday 9 am
The NoCo eFarmers Market recently launched, delivering delicious local food from local farms and businesses to kitchens in Larimer County each Sunday. Sign up for a NoCo Food Bundle for just $99 (and free delivery!). The bundle includes 2 pounds of carrots, 5 pounds of potatoes, ¼ pound of scallions, seeds from Folks Farms, 1 pound of mixed Hazel Dell mushrooms, 1 pound of alfalfa honey from Bee Squared Apiaries, two dozen eggs and pound of sausage from Jodar Farms, a loaf of sourdough bread, a bag of Just Plain ‘Ola granola, and ¾ bag of locally roasted Harbinger Coffee. Local food producers are invited to join the group and sell their food to local customers.
We highly suggest picking up a customized cheese plate from The Welsh Rabbit, one of the best charcuterie options in Fort Collins. They are open for takeout orders from 11am- 7pm. Online orders are also accepted through Noco Nosh.
The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery launched its Daily Discovery blog to help combat cabin fever. The activities and experiences are updated daily with fun craft and experiment ideas, like creating at-home time machine from recycled materials. Even better, they appeal to a wide variety of ages — from 2 to 92. Instead of Storytime in the Dome, the museum is offering Storytime in the Home via Facebook Live. Check the website for a schedule. You can also watch the museum’s mascots — the black-footed ferrets — in their enclosure via the live camera and take a virtual museum tour. And while the museum can’t celebrate your birthday with you in person, they still want to be a part of it! For a special birthday shout-out from the museum, simply fill out a request on their website.
Do you hear your dog asking to play with you? We spend 5 minutes daily together building a stronger dog and stronger bond with you through playful exercises.
FoCo at home BINGO! We’ve created a bingo card for the community to utilize while practicing physical distancing. Here is a link to the card and it’s saved as an attachment to this email as well. Feel free to share with your own audiences!