This Week in Longmont - January 31, 2020
Ward I Town Hall
You are invited to join Ward I Council Member Tim Waters at a Town Hall meeting from 9 to 10:30 am on Saturday, February 1, at the Lashley Street Station, 1200 Lashley Street. Ward I is generally east of Main Street, although all residents are welcome to join the conversation. Find out which ward you live in at bit.ly/LongmontWards. For more information about the Town Hall, call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.
City Council Meetings Move to Library
Beginning February 4, all city council meetings will be held in rooms A and B at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, while the Longmont City Council Chambers are being renovated. Seating is limited, and the public is asked to arrive early for the 7 pm Tuesday night meetings. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings also are moving to the library at 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month.
Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat
The Asian-Pacific Association of Longmont, in partnership with the Silver Creek Leadership Academy, presents the 10th annual Chinese New Year Celebration from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 8, at Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road. The community is invited to usher in the Year of the Rat with a special Lantern Festival. Enjoy cultural performances including the Chinese Lion Dance, taiko drumming, and kung fu presentations; a quarter mile of cultural and educational booths; live music; two art shows; robotics and virtual reality activities; and Asian food tasting. This event is free. For more information, visit APALConnect.org.
Help Determine the Library’s Future
The City of Longmont has begun a study to contemplate the future of the Longmont Public Library. The study is intended to discover what the Longmont community most wants and needs from its library and how those goals can best be achieved with potential funding structures. The outcome of this study will likely affect the Library and the community for decades to come. Please take the survey, available online in English and Spanish, at bit.ly/LibraryFuture and let your opinions be known.
Windows to Wellness Fair
Keep your New Year’s resolutions going and join Recreation Services at the Windows to Wellness Fair from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, February 8, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. This annual fair boasts a variety of vendors to give you the latest information on health and nutritional resources. Free fitness classes and health talks are presented throughout the event, and you can sign up for 10-minute sessions for $5 or 20 minutes for $10 with alternative wellness practitioners and holistic healers. (Cash only; please bring small bills.) Doors open at 8:30 am. Visit bit.ly/windows2wellness for details.
Free Landfill Drop Day
The City of Longmont is offering residents an opportunity to take one level pickup load free of charge to the Front Range Landfill at 1830 Weld County Road 5 in Erie from 7 am to 2 pm on Saturday, February 8. Loads must be covered and secured for transport; oversize loads and second loads will be billed accordingly. Please 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 on this event visit LongmontColorado.gov/WasteServices or call 303-651-8416.
Winter Walkabout Music Showcase
The Winter Walkabout Music Showcase is back for its second year from 2 to 10 pm on Saturday, February 1. The indoor music festival features 52 performances across 17 venues, all within walking distance and all included in one $25 ticket. Don’t miss this chance to see tons of local talent all over downtown Longmont. For details, including complete schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit DowntownLongmont.com.
Register for Summer Day Camp
Registration for Recreation and Golf Services’ Longmont Summer Day Camp and Tween LOCO Camps opens February 1. Operating out of the St. Vrain Memorial Building at 700 Longs Peak Avenue, campers ages 5-13 enjoy swimming, field trips, and weekly themed activities. Five-year-olds must have completed kindergarten. Call 303-651-8404 or visit LongmontColorado.gov/SummerDayCamp for details. Or, check out the summer camps at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. June and July hands-on camps for ages 3-16 focus on history, art, music, culture, science and more. Full need-based scholarships are available. Register beginning February 10 at LongmontColorado.gov/Museum or 303-651-8374.