Hello Lovelanders,

I’d like to introduce you to The  Loveland Over Fifty Meetup Group. It is open to anyone in the city of Loveland and the surrounding 5-mile radius of over the age of 50. The Loveland Over Fifty Group’s goal is to  enrich the lives of local residents over 50 by offering opportunities for fun social events, lifelong learning and interaction within the community. We’re 67 Members strong… Join us!

Here is the latest event we are going to attend:

Holiday Open House at Deidre Dyson’s Art and Studio Gallery

Monday, December 12,   4-6:30

Deirdre Dyson is a prolific Loveland artist, working primarily in the genre of landscape painting. She concentrates on, but is not restricted to, oil paintings of outdoor scenes and buildings using vibrant color and color harmonies. Her overall intent is to bring the viewer some of the joy that she feels as she explores the world around her, and represents in her artwork.

*Deirdre will give visitors an insight into her creative process 
*WIne and cheese will be served 
*Browse at leisure thru her galleries with a glass of wine 
*Over 150 completed and framed paintings depict her wide variety of subject,   styles and colors.  
*You can also see works in progress 

When possible, Deirdre starts work on site, believing there is no substitute for directly confronting her subject. She may make preliminary notebook sketches but never draws on the canvas prior to painting, instead blocks in major shapes and lines with local color and large brush strokes. Works are frequently completed on the same day “en plein air” or by revisiting the location, layering color on color and refining shapes, texture and detail. This is how she captures such vibrancy in her work. Back in the studio she may complete a piece from memory, or with photographs for referencing details but not for color balance.

Please come join us on a special invitation to the Loveland Over Fifty Group to her holiday studio gallery visit and have an opportunity see Deidre’s work and work in progress .  You will have an opportunity to chat with Deidre and and understand her passion for her work.  The holidays are just around the corner and one of her paintings would make an excellent gift!

Read more about Deirdre Dyson.

                                         Deidre’s Winter Landscape

The intent of this group is to form friendships and bond within the group. I would like to form a “tribe” within the community where we can all share common interests and goals that lead to friendships.  That is why I am limiting the zip code radius within 5 miles of Loveland.

[pull_quote_right]I would like to form a “tribe” within the community where we can all share common interests and goals that lead to friendships.[/pull_quote_right]Today’s 50 is not your Grandpa’s Fifty. Fifty is the time for creating new ideas, friendships, activities and volunteer opportunities. Do you want to travel? Let’s find some places to go! Do you want to find some new interests? Let’s find some new educational or others class opportunities!  Do you have extra time and would like to volunteer? There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available for you to lend you talent. Loveland and the surrounding area has a great historic downtown, great nature sites, a new bustling expansion of the local downtown, wonderful artisans, sporting opportunities, and a new place for the farmer’s market. Come explore with us and see what the city of Loveland and the surrounding area has to offer while making new friends!

We’re 82 Members FUN… Join us!

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Dinner at Tano’s and White Christmas Performance at Loveland Stage Company

600_454811316Let’s get in the Holiday Spirit!  Reservations for this event must be in by November 10.  We will have a great dinner at Tano’s Restaurant. They offer a contemporary dining experience in a quaint, historic building, built circa 1870.  We will enjoy dinner in their elegant dining room and/or a cocktail in their beautiful bar area.  Payment for Tano’s is at the time of service.

The Loveland Stage Company has blocked off a group of seats just for the Loveland Over 50 Group and we are being given a group discount rate of $18 per ticket.  I have prepaid for the block of tickets, so you will need to go online and and purchase tickets from

At 7:00 will will head over  for the 7:30 Performance of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas  at the Loveland Stage Company.  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process.  Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family.

This Meetup repeats every week on Wednesday, Saturday

Dinner at Tano’s and White Christmas Performance at Loveland Stage Company 1 going Wed Nov 23 5:00 PM
Dinner at Tano’s and White Christmas Performance at Loveland Stage Company 1 going Sat Nov 26 5:00 PM
Dinner at Tano’s and White Christmas Performance at Loveland Stage Company 1 going Wed Nov 30 5:00 PM

Loveland Over 50 Christmas Party and Christmas in Loveland

We will begin our Christmas Festivities with a Christmas Potluck and White Elephant Exchange.  Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert and BYOB.  We will have a white elephant gift exchange.  This is either an item you no longer want but think someone else would or you can spend up to $10.  Items will be placed in a container and everyone will draw a gift.  Then we will play “Steal it” several times.  Please be sure to wrap your gift.  There will also be a game or two for prizes.  After we are done we will head to downtown Loveland and enjoy the festivities!

You have sung about them but have you ever really seen chestnuts roasting on an open fire? You will at Christmas in Loveland

Children singing, the clip clop and jingle of horse drawn carriages and the smell of hot cider will again grace Christmas in Loveland. Christmas in Historic Loveland features free horse drawn carriage rides and some of the areas finest children and adult choirs. Choirs will be performing continuously beginning at 4:30 pm.

As you stroll around downtown, make sure to stop in and meet the owners of the businesses. They’d love to meet you and say “thanks” with a special goodie or two for your patronage during the last year.

The Loveland Museum will have an express carriage the evening of Christmas in Loveland, Saturday December  from 5pm to 9pm. The carriage will go from downtown to the museum & back. No waiting to return to the downtown area.

They will have periodic music, refreshments, and our gift shop open.  The Rich Log cabin will be a place to create children’s crafts. Come join the fun. Punch and cookies will be served.


kate-rupe-thumbnailSee ya around town,


We’re 82 Members FUN… Join us!






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