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This Week in Longmont - November 15, 2019

Post Date:11/15/2019 8:30 AM
Get Your Holidays Started Downtown 
The annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6:30 pm on Friday, November 29, in 6th Avenue Plaza at the intersection at 6th Avenue and Main Street. This year’s celebration features music, family craft activities, hot drinks and treats, and giveaway bags for the first few hundred guests. Santa will be there, and we’ll end the fun by lighting the big tree at Main Street. The fun continues the next day for Small Business Saturday on November 30 with ice carving in St. Stephen’s Plaza, holiday characters giving away free t-shirts, and prize drawings at participating businesses. For more information visit LongmontHolidays.com.

What Are Your Thoughts on Internet Options?
It’s time to get connected – about your internet connection! Share your knowledge, awareness, and opinion of Longmont’s internet options through the City survey at Engage Longmont. Visit Engage.LongmontColorado.gov, and let us know your thoughts about the choices available to you in the online world. The survey will remain open through November 30. 

Be Part of the “Joy to the World” Parade
It’s time to plan your Longmont Lights parade float! Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your organization in lights at 5 pm on Saturday, December 14, during the annual Holiday Parade on Main Street. All parade entries are eligible for prizes. For complete information, contest judging criteria and an application, visit LongmontColorado.gov/LongmontLights. The application deadline is Monday, December 2.  

Explore with Composer Michael Udow
From 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, December 5, composer and author Michael Udow will bring his category-defying program to the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue. Udow will carry his audience on a whirlwind journey combining fun, easy, hands-on examples that relate poetry, math, geography, science and cultural awareness to one another while drawing on concepts presented in his new book “Percussion Pedagogy.” Video examples of music from around the world and videos of Udow working with aspiring musicians are included in the program. Register online at bit.ly/LibPrograms. No email? Call 303-651-8472 to register.

Contribute to the Five-year Consolidated Plan
The City of Longmont, as part of the Boulder/Broomfield Consortium, is developing a five-year Consolidated Plan, which is a requirement of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for receiving federal housing and community development funding. Residents and stakeholders are invited to community meetings to share opinions and perceptions about local housing and community development issues and needs. A variety of meeting dates and locations are offered; the Longmont meeting is from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, December 5, at the St. Vrain Community Hub, 515 Coffman Street. For other dates and times, visit bit.ly/homesbiggerthanhouses.   

Ute Creek Golf Corporate Membership 
Ute Creek’s prepaid 25-, 50- and 100-round membership booklets are the perfect way to say thanks to your business partners, customers and employees: just tear out a round and pop it in a holiday card!  Each round is fully transferable and includes golf cart and range balls at the time of redemption. Prices range from $1,250 to $4,000 – the more you give, the more you save. Get your membership booklets online at GolfLongmont.com/UteMembership or call the course at 303-774-4342 to order.  

Register Now for The Hour of Code
Head to the Library at 409 4th Avenue to join The Hour of Code global learning event. There will be two sessions on Monday, December 9. The first, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, is for 2nd through 5th grade students. The second, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, is for 6th through 10th grade students. Each session is limited to 20 participants, and registration is required. Learn more and register online at bit.ly/LibKids. No email? Call 303-651-8477 to register.
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