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December 9, 2011
- Parade of Lights in Downtown Longmont This Weekend
- Participate in County's Poverty Simulation
- What's Your Opinion on Using Colorado Lottery Funds?
- Apply Now for 2012 Student Exchange Program
- Night Jump to Light Up the Sky Over Longmont
- Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Parade of Lights in Downtown Longmont This Weekend
Start your weekend in downtown Longmont! Enjoy 2nd Fridays with in-house artists at Encore Home Styles, Live Music at Sun Rose Cafe and a reception and gallery talk at The Muse Gallery. Top off the weekend on Saturday with the Holiday Parade of Lights on Main St. starting at 5 pm. Come early to shop and grab a bite, view holiday musical performances in St. Stephen's Plaza from 2pm-5pm then claim the best spot to watch the parade! The roof top patio at 7 West Pizzeria and Pub is a great spot to get a birds-eye view of the parade and lights. To help make your downtown experience even better during the holidays the time limit restrictions (ex. 2-hour parking) in LDDA parking lots have been lifted on Fridays for the month of December. Stay downtown longer and visit as many shops and restaurants as you want. Remember, free all day parking every Saturday and Sunday all year.
Participate in County's Poverty Simulation
What do people in poverty really have to deal with? The City of Longmont, as a partner in the Boulder County Circles Campaign (a nationwide antipoverty program), invites the public to participate in a Poverty Simulation from 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, December 15, at the Longmont YMCA, 950 Lashley Street. Participants will more fully understand the strain, pain, obstacles and other challenges that people living in poverty deal with every day. Contact Eliberto Mendoza at email@example.com or call 303-441-1503 for more information or to reserve your place.
What's Your Opinion on Using Colorado Lottery Funds?
Visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/survey/ to provide your opinions on how future Conservation Trust Funds from the Colorado Lottery should be used once the St. Vrain Greenway is completed. All survey data will be presented to city council in the spring. For more information, contact Paula at 303-651-8448 or Jeff at 303-651-8393.
Apply Now for 2012 Student Exchange Program
Applications are available for Longmont Sister City Association’s 2012 Student Exchange Program. Four chaperones and 16 student ambassadors will be selected for the exchange with sister cities Chino, Japan, and Ciudad Guzman, Mexico. You can pick up applications in the City Manager’s Office at 350 Kimbark, or visit www.longmontsistercities.com. Chaperone applications are due in the City Manager’s Office by 5 pm on Friday, January 6, and ambassador applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, January 20. For more information call Jeanie at 303-772-4620.
Night Jump to Light Up the Sky Over Longmont
Watch the Skies this weekend for special Longmont Lights Festivities! In celebration of Longmont Lights there will be a special Friday, December 9, night airplane flight originating at Vance Brand Municipal Airport for a spectacular night parachute drop at approximately 7:45pm. The parachute jumpers will feature a pyrotechnic display as they glide through the sky and land at Roosevelt Park. On Saturday, December 10, at the conclusion of the 5 pm Longmont Light Holiday Parade enjoy a firework display centered at Roosevelt Park at approximately 6:30 pm. Come join us in Roosevelt Park and enjoy the show set to music. If you have questions, please contact Longmont Recreation Services at 303-651-8404.
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Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Spend $15 at any participating Longmont retail business and you’ll receive a tote bag at no additional cost when you present the coupon in the Times-Call and December Longmont Life and City Line publications. This is the city’s way of thanking you for shopping local and keeping your sales tax dollars in the community. In addition to supporting businesses owned by your friends and neighbors, you are supporting vital city services such as the recreation center, the library, public safety, parks and roads. Don’t delay because bags are limited. Visit www.YouBelonginLongmont.org to see an up-to-date list of participating merchants.
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