Milner-Schwarz Open House, ‘Beet’ Readings – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Upcoming events in the Loveland area include an open house at the historic Milner-Schwarz House and staged readings of Loveland’s play “Beets.”

Milner-Schwarz Open House

The Loveland Historical Society will hold its first open house of the summer at Milner-Schwarz House, 710 S. Railroad Ave., at the south end of Fairgrounds Park, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26.

Tours will be held of the historic 1870s farmhouse and the Garden Railway will operate.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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Matinees at McKee 2022 Senior Series

Mornings at McKee 2022 Senior Series will begin 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 30 at Banner McKee Medical Center, 2000 N. Boise Ave., Loveland.

The event will include booths, giveaways, free breakfast burritos and coffee.

At 9:30 a.m., join Dr. Steven Loecke for a walk and discussion as part of the McKee Wellness Walk.

At 10 a.m., attend a mini Moving for Better Balance tai chi class.

The event is presented by Banner Health and the McKee Wellness Foundation.

Free entry.

For more details, contact Kara Pappas at 970-617-5975 or [email protected]

Staged Readings ‘Beets’

“Beets”, a complete play by Rick Padden of Loveland, will have staged readings at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday June 24 and 25 at the McCarty-Fickel Home Museum, 645 Seventh St., Burgdorf.

The readings are a joint fundraising event between the Burgdorf Historical Society and the Moon Theater Company.

“Beets was inspired by events that took place in Burgdorf in 1944-45, when German prisoners of war from Camp 202 near Greeley were used as farm laborers on beet farms in northern Colorado. The camp housed nearly 3,000 of the 400,000 POWs brought to American soil during World War II.

The full two-hour production premiered in Loveland at the Rialto Theater in 2009 after several staged readings.

Lesley Jones and Kathleen Gruman lead the new readings.

Tickets will be available for donation at the door.

For details, call 970-599-4452.

Estes Walking Tours

Trained guides at the Estes Park Museum will offer a walking tour of downtown Estes Park from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 and 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30.

Participants will explore historic photographs from the museum’s collection to help compare the past to the present.

Tours meet at the northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the Enos Mills bronze sculpture on MacGregor and Park Avenues) and walk west, traveling a distance of 0.7 miles.

Tours are free, but donations are welcome.

No reservation is required. Space limited to approximately 12 people.

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