The Nutcrackerâ€™ dances to Fort Collins
For three consecutive nights beginning tonight, the Colorado Ballet will present the holiday classic â€œThe Nutcrackerâ€ at the Lincoln Center â€“â€“ but with a twist.
Starring the Colorado Balletâ€™s â€œBallet Mistressâ€ Lorita Travaglia, the ballet will feature an entirely fresh set of choreography, deviating from the classic dance.
The Fort Collins Symphony, directed by CSUâ€™s Wes Kenney, will provide the â€œThe Nutcrackerâ€™sâ€ music. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.lctix.com.
Fraternity to light up town with toy drive
CSUâ€™s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) is putting on a charity toy drive and light show at its 121 E. Lake St. chapter house tonight at 5 p.m.
â€œWe wanted to put on an event that would prevent kids in our community from being left out during the holiday season because of the harsh economic times,â€ said senior history major Jon DiGiorgio and SigEp member in a press release.
The entire Fort Collins community is invited to drop off toys and enjoy the light display â€“â€“ all donations will benefit the Toys for Tots of Larimer County.
Cooking lesson with a sweet surprise
Today at 12 p.m. in the Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center of the Gifford Building, the monthly â€œSecret Ingredient Dining Seriesâ€ will present its â€œNutritious Sweetsâ€ class.
Attendees can, according to a press release, â€œlearn nutrient-rich, sweet recipes that will be a hit with any crowd, along with helpful strategies for enjoying holiday gatherings without undoing healthful habits.â€
The cost is $20 per attendees and those interested can register at nutritioncenter.colostate.edu.