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This Week in Longmont - April 19, 2019
April Coffee with Council Cancelled
Coffee with Council scheduled for Saturday, April 27, has been cancelled so that council members can attend the Mayor’s Early Education Summit. The next Coffee with Council will be on Saturday, May 18, at the Firehouse Arts Center, 667 4th Avenue. For more information call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.
Mayor’s Early Education Summit
The community is invited to participate in the Mayor’s Early Education Summit to help shape the future of early childhood education in Longmont from 9 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 27, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Breakfast will be provided. Register at bit.ly/mayorseducationsummit. To learn more, call 303-774-3760 or email Olga.Bermudez@LongmontColorado.gov.
Underwater Easter Egg Hunt Cancelled
Due to continuing repairs to Centennial Pool, the annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 20 has been cancelled. The Longmont Recreation Center at 310 Quail Road will be open from noon to 4 pm (pool closes at 3:30) on Sunday, April 21, and special underwater eggs will be placed in the pool area. Regular admission fees apply. For Centennial Pool updates, visit LongmontColorado.gov/swim.
Support Sister Cities at the Ed Green Dinner
The annual Ed Green Scholarship Dinner from 6:30 to 9 pm on Friday, April 26, at the Xilinx Summit Retreat, 3100 Logic Drive, celebrates and supports the Longmont Sister Cities program and the student ambassadors who have been awarded an Ed and Christine Green scholarship. Purchase tickets for $10 per person or $25 per family at the door.
Drop Off Old and Unused Medicines for Free
Drugs discarded down the drain can pass through the wastewater plant and into St. Vrain Creek without treatment. Instead of throwing them away residents can take them to a free drop-off event from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, in the main lobby of Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Avenue. Pills, capsules, liquids, inhalers, patches, etc. are welcomed. No needles, thermometers, controlled substances, medical equipment, personal care products, household hazardous wastes, or business wastes accepted. For more information, visit LongmontColorado.gov/environment or call 303-651-8416.
Longmont Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Join this year’s 17th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 4, 11 am to 7 pm at Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. This event celebrates culture and honors the health of the community. See more at longmontcincodemayo.com.
Show Downtown You Care: Volunteer!
Help spruce up Downtown from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, May 4. The Longmont Downtown Development Authority is seeking volunteers to help pick up trash and debris, cleaning structures, and more. Come with a friend or form a team. Tasty food and a Comcast Cares t-shirt provided. To sign up visit DowntownLongmont.com/Clean&Green or call 303-651-8586. This project is sponsored by the LDDA, Comcast, the City of Longmont, Longmont Public Library, BBP, Ace Hardware, Gears Volunteer Community and Honest Tea.
Show Your Support for Local Programming
It’s time to reimagine what Public Access TV can and will look like. Longmont City Council wants to hear about what you watch now, what local information is important, and how you access content. Visit Engage.LongmontColorado.gov to take a five-minute survey, add your ideas, and “like” ideas submitted by others. For more information, email Sandi.Seader@LongmontColorado.gov or call 303-651-8634.
Help Share the NextLight With Local Youth
The internet has become more vital to education than ever, and now Longmont can help connect children in low-income families to high-speed learning. By donating to Sharing the NextLight™, you can help provide a free NextLight connection to the home of a low-income family with children in the St. Vrain Valley schools. To donate, visit LongmontFoundation.org, click on “Donate,” then choose “Sharing the NextLight.” All donations are tax-deductible. For more information, go to our SharingTheNextLight web page and help bring all of Longmont’s children up to speed.