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This Week in Longmont - July 26, 2019

Post Date:07/26/2019 8:00 AM

Coffee with Council 
Longmont City Council will host Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, July 27, at Ute Creek Golf Course, 2000 Ute Creek Drive. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice, and the coffee’s on us! Council Members Martin and Rodriguez are scheduled to attend. For more information call 303-651-8601.

New Downtown Smoking Restrictions 
As of July 22, smoke-free areas have been expanded into the following locations Downtown: Main Street between 1st and Longs Peak avenues, on the avenues from the corners at Main Street to the east and west alleys, and in the breezeways on the east and west sides of Main Street. Signage and public education will take place over the next few months. If you smoke, please dispose of cigarettes and devices properly. Cigarette receptacles are available in the alleys on the east and west sides of Main Street between 3rd and 6th avenues. For more information visit DowtownLongmont.com or call 303-651-8484. 

Senior Workshop on Managing Digital Files
Bring your laptop computer or digital device for a one-on-one coaching session to help you safely store and organize your important documents and photos. Coaching sessions are available from 1:30 to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 31, at the Lashley Street Station, 1200 Lashley Street. The cost is $5 for residents and $6 for nonresidents. Call the Longmont Senior Center at 303-651-8411 to register. 

Pops With A Cop
It’s warming up, kids are out of school, and we’d like to meet you! From 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, July 27, Longmont Police will host Pops with a Cop at Thompson Park, 420 Bross Street. This is a chance for you to meet your Longmont police officers and ask your questions. The first 150 children to arrive will receive a free ice pop in partnership with Big Top Pops.

Backyard Wildlife Family Workshop
Join volunteer naturalists from 10:30 am to noon on Saturday, July 27, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive, for a fun, hands-on outdoor program to learn about some of the animals that call Sandstone home. Afterward, tour the historic ranch house and discover the human history of the site. There is a $2/child, $4/adult suggested donation collected at the event. This workshop is best suited for children with adult companions. Register online at bit.ly/ssrevents or call 303-651-8404.

Free Landfill Drop Day

The City of Longmont lets residents take one level pickup load free of charge to the Front Range Landfill at 1830 Weld County Rd 5 in Erie from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 3. Loads must be covered and secured for transport; oversize loads and second loads will be billed. Take a photo ID and a copy of your current utility bill to show that you are a City of Longmont customer. For more information visit LongmontColorado.gov/WasteServices or call 303-651-8416.

Get Ready Now for National Night Out
The annual National Night Out crime-prevention event will be held from 6 to 9 pm on Tuesday, August 6, in neighborhoods throughout Longmont. Many neighborhoods host block parties and cookouts that include parades, flashlight walks, and youth activities. National Night Out is a great way to build neighborhood unity and stronger community ties that make our neighborhoods safer. Call 303-774-4440 to register your neighborhood and get more information.

Volunteer for Beaver Tree Painting
Volunteer for the City of Longmont’s beaver tree painting from 9 am to noon on Wednesday, August 7. This fun, family-friendly event is for ages eight and older. Beavers can be a big help creating and restoring wetlands, but native trees that enhance our urban riparian areas need to be protected from beavers. Help us apply special beaver protection paint to establishing native trees in a local nature area. Wear old clothes because the paint doesn’t wash out. Space is limited, so please register at bit.ly/2YUMD72.

Register for Fall Adult Sports Leagues
Get out and play! Registration is ongoing for Longmont Recreation & Golf Services’ adult fall sports leagues for coed kickball, indoor volleyball, outdoor grass coed volleyball, flag football, softball, and basketball. Register as a team, or sign up as a free agent and we’ll get you connected. For registration details and deadlines, visit LongmontColorado.gov/leagues or call 303-774-4800. 

Fun for Kids and Teens at the Library
Children age 10 and younger are invited to Maker Monday from 2 to 4 pm on July 29. Kids in 6th through 12th grade can have fun at the laid-back Teen Café from 2 to 4 pm on Tuesday, July 30. Then, the little engineers and architects of the LEGO® Club will meet from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, August 2. Registration is not required for these programs, but all children age 9 and under must be accompanied by a dedicated caretaker. Find more information at bit.ly/LongmontCOLibrary.  

Business BootCamp Scholarship Available
Learn how to make your business stronger and more profitable at the 2½-day Destination Business BootCamp®. Existing retailers, restaurateurs, and small business owners will learn Jon Schallert’s proprietary 14-step strategy to make their business a dominant destination business. One $1,000 scholarship is available to an owner of a Longmont restaurant or retail store (some restrictions apply). The cost with scholarship is $395. To secure your spot, or to learn more, visit JonSchallert.com. To check scholarship eligibility visit Longmont1000.com.

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