HighPointe Services, a nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is aiming for a mid-May soft opening and June 1 official opening for its new Fort Collins location in the former home of the Harmony Grill restaurant at 1544 Oakridge Drive in Fort Collins. Blue Ocean Enterprises gave HighPoint officials the keys to the newly renovated building.
Besieged by fire and floods, the W.O.L.F. Sanctuary near LaPorte is howling for help to move to a new site along U.S. Highway 287 north of Ted’s Place that it can open to the public. The sanctuary — its name is an acronym for “Wolves Offered Life and Friendship” — opened in 1996 on a rugged 180-acre tract, but natural disasters in the past few years have made it no longer suitable for the organization’s needs. The full purchase price of the new site is $650,000, with a down payment of $152,500 due at the scheduled April 28 closing. Just a month into its capital campaign, W.O.L.F. already has reached 44 percent of its goal, with about $85,000 left to raise in the next month. More information about the property is available on the “Help Us Move” tab at www.wolfsanctuary.net.
Moving to End Sexual Assault, a program of Mental Health Partners, will host the 16th annual Canine Classic 5K beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 24, at Boulder Reservoir. The community-wide, dog-friendly 5-kilometer run/walk will raise money for and awareness of MESA’s essential services. A canine companion is welcome but not required. The event is professionally timed and can be used as a Bolder Boulder qualifier. Post-run activities include music from local band Miles Wide as well as a Left Hand Brewing beer garden, McDevitt’s Taco Supply, a vendor expo, dog festivities, children’s activities and yard games.
The fifth annual Fort Collins Children’s Triathlon and Family Fun Run will be held May21, following a dinner and silent-auction fundraising event to be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at C.B. & Potts restaurant, 1441 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins. Dr. Ryan Pilsner, principal chiropractor at Heart & Hand Chiropractic, will deliver the keynote address. All proceeds from the event, including both the silent auction and the $10 per person entry fee, will be donated to fund the triathlon and fun run as well as O’dea Core Knowledge Elementary School. Tickets to the dinner and silent auction can be purchased online at www.fortfunrun.org. More details about the triathlon and fun run are at www.fococt.com.
In observance of Earth Day. iPoint (Information Point Technologies), along with I.T. Refresh and Fort Collins Nursery, will host its third annual Flowers for Towers computer recycling event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21-23 at iPoint’s office, 135 W. Swallow St., Building A, in Fort Collins. Participants will get a $5 gift certificate to Fort Collins Nursery. Recyclable items include PC towers, laptops, servers, printers, copiers and scanners, but not monitors. No recycling fees will be charged.