Hangtime artist member showcase: 6 p.m. Friday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. The Firehouse Art Center has opened its Main Gallery to artist members for Hang Time at the Firehouse. All members, whether painters, potters, photographers or sculptors, were invited to share, hang and display their work. Free, facebook.com.
Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. Friday, University Memorial Center (UMC), Glenn Miller Ballroom, 1669 Euclid Ave., Boulder. Join the UMC and Veteran and Military Affairs to celebrate Veterans Day. The ceremony, with Keynote speaker Dr. Ben Purser, vice president for Geostrategic Risk, Institute for Security and Technology, will be followed by a reception in the Veterans Memorial Lounge. Free, calendar.colorado.edu.
"Gift & Box" book launch party: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Celebrate the release of Ellen Mayer and Brizida Magro's new picture book "Gift & Box." Enjoy a reading of the new book followed by a thank you postcard writing activity. Afterward, the book will be available to buy, and the authors will sign books. Attendees will have the opportunity to take pictures with fun cardboard gift-themed creations, as well. Registration required. Free, longmontcolorado.gov.
The Dear Landlords at Bootstrap Brewing: 6 p.m. Friday, Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont. The Dear Landlords perform a blend of rock, blues, originals and covers from Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead and more. Free, 303-652-4186, bootstrapbrewing.com.
Glow Swim Party: 7 p.m. Friday, Chilson Recreation Center, 700 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Come swim in the pool where the lights are dim and the party is bright. There will be music, glow volleyball, a photo booth, free glow bracelets/necklaces and more. Daily use fee, lovgov.org.
Boulder Potters Guild fall holiday pottery sale: 9 a.m. Saturday, Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. Give the gift of local, handmade, functional pottery, sculptural ceramics and more. Over 40 members of the Boulder Potters' Guild will be showing and selling their work. Free, 303-678-6235, bouldercounty.gov.
48th Annual Longmont Turkey Trot 10K: 9 a.m. Saturday, Altona Middle School, 4600 Clover Basin Drive, Longmont. Sign up to run one of the fastest, most scenic, 10K or 2-mile courses around, or sign up to take an early November stroll with family and friends and sample all of the goodies in Vendor Village after the race. All Longmont Turkey Trot net proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship Fund. $25-$31, longmontcolorado.gov.
Veterans Day Parade: 11:11 a.m. Saturday, Downtown Longmont. The city of Longmont's annual Veterans Day parade will honor those who have and continue to serve. Free.
Bren Worthington book signing: 1 p.m. Saturday, Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont. Local author Bren Worthington will sign her book "You are Not Crazy: Remove the Narcissist From Your Life". Free, 303-776-6561, usedbookemporium.net.
Taken at Bootstrap Brewing: 6 p.m. Saturday, Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont. Taken is a hard rock trio out of Longmont playing songs from Foo Fighters, Green Day, Black Sabbath, Metallica and the Strokes. The group performs a wild show with an eclectic mix of songs. Free, bootstrapbrewing.com.
Stories Behind the Songs: 7 p.m. Saturday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Dave Calkins, Tim Ostdiek and Jenny Balagna will perform songs and tell stories about their respective careers. $10-$15, timostdiek.com.