This Week in Longmont - June 7, 2019
Longmont Seeks Requests for Proposals for 2020 Human Service Agency Funding
The City of Longmont is seeking requests for proposals from private or public, nonprofit or for profit, nongovernmental or governmental agencies that serve Longmont residents. Agencies must serve primarily low- and moderate-income Longmont residents. All applicants must submit applications online using the city’s grant management system, e-CImpact, which is a collaborative grant management system shared with the City of Boulder and Boulder County. To learn how to register or for more information contact Eliberto Mendoza, City of Longmont, 303-774-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
Strap on your helmet and jump on your bicycle – it’s time to celebrate 2019 Colorado Bike Month. Longmont riders can participate in two June events: Bike to Beverage Day on Saturday, June 15, and Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 26. For more information about these fun events visit
Free Summer Lunch Program Returns
Through a collaboration between the St. Vrain Valley School District and Longmont’s Children, Youth and Families Division, free summer meals will be provided in Longmont Monday through Thursday through July 25. These locations will serve hot lunches to children, youth and adults: Rothrock Dell Park, Carr Park, and the Longmont Youth Center in Longmont, and Coal Miners Park in Erie. Sack lunches will be delivered to Countryside Village/Casa De La Esperanza and the Kanemoto Activity Pool. For times and more information call 303-651-8580.
Free Rockies Skills Challenge
Youth ages 6 to 13 as of December 31, 2019, can compete in throwing, running and hitting at the free Rockies Skills Challenge from 9 to 10:30 am on Saturday, June 15, at the Sandstone Ranch ball fields, 2525 E. Highway 119 (take the Zlaten Drive exit near Walmart). Boys and girls compete separately in four age divisions, and winners in each age and gender group advance to a sectional, then the state competition. Registration is available at the competition; adult signature and copy of birth certificate required. Call 303-774-4800 with questions.
Kids’ Movies at the Museum
Stay cool in the Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium with a bag of popcorn, and don’t worry if your kiddo cries in the middle of the movie. Kids’ movies are at 10 am on Tuesdays from June 18 through July 30. Tickets are $2 and get you $1 off the “Ruckus Rodeo” exhibit. These movies sell out! Buy tickets in advance at LongmontColorado.gov/museum or call 303-651-8374. Movies include: “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Despicable Me,” “Cinderella,” “Robin Hood,” “Brave,” and “Zootopia.”
Beginning Plants: Workshop and Walk
Join Parks, Open Space, and Trails plant ecologists from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, June 22, at Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive, for a fun morning of plant ID. We’ll start in the classroom to learn about flower parts and basic plant key use. Then, we’ll walk outside to practice keying out native flowers and shrubs. Dress for the weather, and bring a sun hat, water, and a plant key or guide if you have one. No prior knowledge required. Call 303-651-8404 by June 21 to reserve your spot.
EV Chargers Improving on the Double
Longmont is getting new electric vehicle chargers – and they’re twice as nice! The four City-owned EV sites will have new ChargePoint Level 2 charging stations that can handle two cars at once when space is available, allowing customers access to one of the largest charging networks in the U.S. The upgrade will take place the first week of July at the Longmont Museum, the Longmont Service Center, the St. Vrain Memorial Building, and the 300 East Main parking lot. Drivers should make alternate plans while the stations are being replaced. Customers should download the ChargePoint app; the old EV Connect app will not be usable after the replacement.
June is Colorado Pollinator Month! Gardens can be designed to not only enhance the appearance of the site but also provide habitat that supports an array of wildlife including pollinators. From 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 13, learn about the various pollinator species you might see in your garden and how to attract them at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Registration is required at JoinUs.LongmontColorado.gov.
“Ruckus Rodeo” Exhibit Opening Reception
From 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, June 13, wear your boots and baubles to be among the first to experience “Ruckus Rodeo: Pop Art & Cowboy Culture” a new exhibit at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. The evening will feature Americana music by Bonnie & Taylor Sims, light appetizers, and a cash bar. Buy your tickets in advance at LongmontMuseum.org or call 303-651-8374, and skip the line at the door. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for members and children 3 and younger.