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This Week in Longmont - November 29, 2019

Post Date:11/29/2019 8:27 AM

Visit Santa at the Callahan Open House
Take a tour, enjoy holiday decorations, and visit with Santa from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, December 6, at the historic Callahan House and Garden at 312 Terry Street. Parents, bring a camera to capture the memories; the line for Santa ends at 6:30 pm. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For information about the Callahan House, including rental options for weddings, special events and parties, visit or call 303-776-5191.  

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 The application deadline is Monday, December 2.  

Celebrate the Holidays with Harps
The Colorado Celtic Harp Society brings the lyrical magic of their harps to the Library’s second floor for an afternoon of holiday tunes. Stop by the Library at 409 4th Avenue between 1 and 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 7, and enjoy beautiful music throughout the building. No registration is required.  

Mindfulness and Meditation for Teens
School and winter holidays can mean stress and anxiety for many teens. Marcia Walker, a yoga instructor and Zen meditation practitioner at the Prairie Mountain Zen Center, will present a special program about mindfulness, meditation and movement for teens from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, December 7, at the Longmont Library, 409 4th Avenue. The program includes breathing practice, mindfulness meditation, and yoga poses. For 6th through 12th graders only. No registration is required.

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   

Shred Your Private Documents for Free
Take boxed or bagged papers to be shredded to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, December 7. This is for residential documents only; no business documents accepted. Please also take ID and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. For more information, call 303-651-8416 or visit

Downtown Gift Cards Make Great Gifts 
Downtown Longmont has something for everyone, and the Downtown Gift Card is accepted at more than 70 local businesses. Gift cards can be purchased for any amount between $20 and $500 and can be used like a debit card. Whether you want to say thank you to a teacher, coach, boss, employee, volunteer or customer, or just need an easy gift for a friend or family member, the Downtown Gift Card has you covered. Gift cards can be purchased in person at the Longmont Downtown Development Authority office at 320 Main Street or online at

Longmont is Power-fully Smart
Longmont Power & Communications has been named one of the country’s first Smart Energy Providers by the American Public Power Association, an honor that recognizes utilities committed to energy efficiency, sustainability and more. Take advantage of those smarts with a $60 Efficiency Works home energy appraisal (a $400 savings) that can find ways to save money and energy. Just call an energy adviser at 877-981-1888 and bring your home to the head of the class.

Register for Winter/Spring Rec Classes
Look for the winter/spring 2020 Recreation & Golf Services activities brochure online now and in your Longmont mailbox next week. Registration begins Tuesday, December 3. Visit or call 303-651-8404 for more information.

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