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This Week in Longmont - March 9, 2018

Post Date:03/09/2018 8:08 AM

Guided History Tours at Sandstone Ranch
Enjoy a 90-minute guided indoor and, weather permitting, outdoor tour of the historic Morse Coffin family home at 10:30 am or noon on Saturday, March 10, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive. Learn about the home’s early history, a major renovation in the 1900s, and all that Sandstone Ranch offers our community today. All ages are welcome. Call 303-651-8404 to register. A suggested donation of $2/child and $4/adult is collected at the event. Learn more about Sandstone programs and special events at

March Meltdown at the Ice Pavilion
Celebrate the end of a great winter season at the annual March Meltdown from 1:30 to 6 pm on Sunday, March 11, at the Longmont Ice Pavilion, 725 8th Avenue. Enjoy ice skating, ice painting and free ice cream while supplies last. Regular admission fees apply. Weather permitting, the ice rink will be open the week of March 12 for a few more days of open skating and drop-in hockey. Call 303-774-4777 for daily schedules.

Beautiful Landscapes Made Easy
Plant a garden for a greener future! With the help of Garden In A Box – a selection of professionally designed perennial gardens – you can save water, beautify your landscape, and enrich your community. These xeric (low-water) garden kits include starter plants, a plant and care guide, and plant by number maps, making this perfect for all gardening levels. In partnership with Resource Central, City of Longmont Public Works offers a limited number of $25 discounts to customers. Gardens start at $79 and are competitively priced. Find your perfect garden at

Serve Your City on the Youth Council
The Longmont Youth Council (LYC) is seeking new members. Over the last 10 years, the LYC has been involved in projects including Halloween for the Hungry, Tobacco Prevention, Diversity Day, Anti-Vandalism, Sticker Shock, and Suicide Prevention, among others. This is a fun and dynamic youth-led group of motivated, committed youth in grades 8 through 12. For more information email or visit and search “youth council.” 

Discovery Days at the Library
Beginning March 13, Miss Leigh from the Longmont Museum’s Discovery Days program is bringing fun and fast crafts to the Library at 409 4th Avenue from 10 am to noon on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of the month. Come craft, color, cut, and create before or after storytime. Ages 2 to 7 are welcome with accompanying caretaker. This program continues through May. No registration required.

Landlord Alliance Training: New Tax Laws
Attorneys Michael Sasin and Matthew Athey will bring their knowledge and experience in tax and landlord issues to Landlord Alliance Training from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 14, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Hear an overview of the new tax law and its potential long- and short-term benefits, additional important tax information, and key takeaways for landlords. This event is free and open to all. For more information call 303-774-4382 or email

Public Meeting on Homeless Services
Please join the Longmont Housing Opportunities Team from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, March 19, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, for a community roundtable discussion about services for homeless persons in Longmont. Individuals, businesses, faith groups, community organizations, nonprofits, and government collaborators are invited to listen and engage in a structured dialogue. Together, participants will explore topics and resources relative to people experiencing homelessness and consider how, together, we might meet the needs of these vulnerable community members.

Spirit of Arbor Day Tree Sale
In honor of Colorado Arbor Day on April 20, Forestry Services is coordinating a community tree sale. The 2018 Tree Sale is offered by reserve purchase only. From March 15 to April 15, residents can view and reserve trees online at or by calling 303-651-8416. A variety of trees will be available at the below-wholesale cost of $70 each. This sale is limited to Longmont residents, and there is a two-tree limit per household. Buyers can pick up their reserved trees from 8 am to noon on Saturday, April 21, at the City’s Sunset Campus, 7 S. Sunset Street. There will be no onsite sales. 

Register Now for 2018 Summer Camps
Longmont Recreation & Golf Services offers a wide range of summer day camps, including a rich variety of contracted single and multiday camps with various themes that meet throughout the summer. Sign up now for new and returning favorites including singing, exploring instruments, Minecraft, movie creation, songwriting, LEGO® and more! Registration for the City of Longmont’s state-licensed summer day care program is ongoing; register before April 15 to save money. Visit for more information.
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