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This Week in Longmont - October 5, 2018

Post Date:10/05/2018 8:43 AM

Take One Step: Meeting on Homelessness
The City asks Longmont residents to work together to guide people onto a path out of homelessness. If everyone takes just one step, we can help the most vulnerable members of our community. Individuals, faith groups, nonprofits, and government agencies are invited to join the community conversation from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Monday, October 15, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. To learn more visit bit.ly/LHOT-take1step or call 303-651-8633.

Would You Like to Serve Your Community?
Residents are invited to serve as official advisors to Longmont City Council on several boards and commissions. These advisory groups help the council make decisions on issues that affect the safety, economy and quality of life in Longmont. Applicants must be registered voters of Longmont for at least one year prior to being appointed and must reside inside Longmont city limits. Visit bit.ly/longmontapp for more information and to apply! The deadline is 5 pm on Friday, November 16. Call 303-651-8601 with questions.

Day of the Dead Kicks Off Downtown
Downtown Longmont businesses will host more than 30 Day of the Dead altars and gigante displays throughout the Downtown district from October 12 through November 3. On 2nd Friday, October 12, guided walking tours will be offered through Downtown, stopping at several locations to hear from the artists and creators. The tour will finish with a round-trip trolley ride to the Longmont Museum for its Day of the Dead exhibition opening celebration. Space is limited; purchase tickets at DowntownLongmont.com. You also are invited to contribute a photo of a deceased loved one to be added to the DDA altar that will be created in St. Stephen’s Plaza from 5 to 9 pm on October 12. Email your photo to LDDA@LongmontColorado.gov to be added to the altar. 

Park Restrooms Close October 14 for Winter
Many park restrooms close each fall in advance of winter’s frost to prevent damage to the above-ground plumbing, which is not designed to withstand winter temperatures. The City places portable toilets in several high-traffic areas for use throughout the winter. Park shelter reservations are not accepted for winter months when restrooms are winterized, but shelters still can be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Find more information at LongmontColorado.gov/parks.

Waste Diversion Center Hours Change
Monday, October 15, marks the start of fall/winter hours at Longmont’s Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street. It will be open from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and holidays. Single-stream recycling bins are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Take identification and your most recent Longmont utility bill to use the center. For more information visit LongmontColorado.gov/WasteServices or call 303-651-8416.

Day of the Dead Exhibition Opening Reception
From 6 to 8 pm on Friday, October 12, join the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road for the free Day of the Dead opening reception where you’ll be among the first to see “Xólotl: Dios Perro,” a monumental sculpture by Mexican artist Oscar Becerra. Altars for the dead created by community members also are a central part of the exhibit. The opening includes a cash bar and a complimentary nacho bar courtesy of Cyclhops Bike Cantina. For more information call 303-651-8374.

Win a $50 Gift Card in LPC Coloring Contest!
There’s still time to show off your coloring skills and win a $50 downtown gift card in the Public Power Week coloring contest from Longmont Power &Communications! Coloring sheets and the contest details are available at LongmontColorado.gov/PublicPowerWeek, as well as at the Longmont Public Library, the Longmont Youth Center, and the Longmont Civic Center. All ages are welcome; entries must be received by October 13. Grab a crayon and have fun!

Learn How to Ride the Bus 
From 6 to 7 pm on Wednesday, October 17, the City of Longmont will sponsor a “How to Ride RTD” workshop at which all of your questions about riding the bus will be answered. You’ll learn how to locate a stop, how to read a schedule, how to select the type of transit you need (bus vs. rail), and about fares and passes, specialty rides, call-n-Ride, and how to access RTD transit by bicycle. No registration is needed for this workshop at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road.
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