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This Week in Longmont - August 16, 2019
Free Community Night: HawkQuest - Owls
Bring your picnic, chairs and blankets to enjoy the scenery, lawn games and coloring table from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 20, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive. The main event, HawkQuest – Owls of the World, begins at 6:30 pm and features live owls from five continents. This is a free outdoor family event; please consider carpooling due to limited parking, and leave pets at home. Call 303-651-8404 or visit bit.ly/ssrevents for more information.
Volunteer Fair at the Library
Head to the Library at 409 4th Avenue between 10 am and noon on Saturday, August 17, to learn how you can change the world by volunteering in our community. The Volunteer Fair for adults and teens showcases local nonprofits and volunteer groups. Find out what they do and how you can help. No registration is necessary; just stop by the Library and discover the opportunities that await you.
Children and their families are invited to learn about birds that travel between wintering grounds in Mexico and Central and South America to nesting places in the U.S. in this bilingual program from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, August 24, at the Longmont Library, 409 4th Avenue. Participants also will receive a bird poster and other birdy prizes. This program is best for children ages 8 to 11 and their families but is open to all. Register online at bit.ly/LibKids. No internet? Call 303-651-8477.
Recreation Facility Closures
The Longmont Recreation Center will be closed for maintenance August 25 - September 1. Sunset Pool closes for the season on Monday, September 2. For more information, call 303-651-8404 or visit LongmontColorado.gov/rec.
Free Legal Clinic
A free walk-in Legal Clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 27, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. You can speak to attorneys at no charge about immigration law, criminal law, family law, collections, bankruptcy, employment law, fair housing, landlord/tenant law, consumer issues, personal injury, probate, and Social Security. For more information email SusanSpaulding@LongmontColorado.gov or call 303-651-8444.
Get a Free Sprinkler Check-up
Save money and water with a free sprinkler consultation. A trained sprinkler technician will check your sprinklers’ efficiency, and you’ll gain practical, do-it-yourself maintenance and operating skills to keep your lawn green and growing all summer. Sign up today at ResourceCentral.org/sprinklers or call 303-999-3824.
Start a Vanpool and Earn Cash
When you vanpool, it’s like carpooling but with extra perks such as less wear and tear on your car and VIP access to the US 36 Express Lanes. It’s called VanCool, and it’s good for the environment and good for your wallet. Start a vanpool by September 30 and get $20 per rider, per month, for the rest of the year. Find out more and register at CommutingSolutions.org.
Coffee with Council
Longmont City Council will host Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, August 24, at Sunset Golf Course, 1900 Longs Peak Avenue. 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! For more information call 303-651-8649.
Give to Sharing the NextLight – on Your Bill!
If you’re a NextLight customer, helping Longmont’s schoolchildren just got easier. With just one call, you can donate a few dollars a month to Sharing the NextLight by adding it to your monthly NextLight bill. This gives students from low-income families a free fiber connection to their homes so that they have the tools to keep learning, even when away from the classroom. You choose the amount, so call Longmont Power & Communications at 303-651-8386 to start your monthly gift.