Welcome to the City of Longmont's
weekly e-News update.
October 26, 2012
- Coffee with Council on Saturday
- Halloween Parade This Weekend
- Council Meeting Canceled
- Donate Bicycles for Holiday Program
- Learn How to Avoid Bear Conflicts
- Volunteers Needed for Snow Chaser Program
Coffee with Council on Saturday
Longmont City Council will host Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, October 27, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. At Coffee with Council, you can talk with at least two council members on any topic of your choice; council member Bonnie Finley is scheduled to attend. Due to the Halloween Parade on Main Street it's best if attendees come to the Senior center from the south or west. There will be no Coffee with Council in November or December due to the holidays. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk at 303-651-8649.
Halloween Parade This Weekend
Kids of all ages are welcome to take part in the 36th Annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 27. Line-up starts at 9:30 am at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue, and the parade begins its march down Main Street at 10 am. No motorized vehicles or horses are allowed, and pets must be leashed. Visit participating downtown merchants for Trick or Treat Street immediately following the parade. For more information call 303-651-8404 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.
Council Meeting Cancelled
The October 30 city council study session has been cancelled so that council members can attend the annual town/county meeting in Weld County. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council/.
Donate Bicycles for Holiday Program
Bicycle Longmont is accepting new and used bicycles for its children’s holiday bicycle program. Bikes can be dropped off at any Longmont fire station through Monday, December 10, and those needing a little extra attention will be repaired by Bicycle Longmont volunteers. Distribution of the bikes will take place at 5 pm on Friday, December 14, at the YMCA. If you have any questions call 303-651-0917 or 303-709-6991.
Learn How to Avoid Bear Conflicts
Longmont residents have the opportunity to listen to Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer John Koehler as he addresses how hikers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts can avoid bear conflicts from noon to 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 27 at the Sandstone Ranch Visitor Center, located at 3001 State Highway 119, Longmont, Colorado. This free event is open to the public, and all ages are welcomed. Bears are very active in autumn as they bulk up before winter hibernation, and human conflicts with bears are common this time of year. In this exciting program Officer Koehler will share his experience managing black bears in Colorado, and he will explain how people can protect themselves and their families from unwanted bear encounters. Bear skulls, hides, tracks, and pictures will be on-hand for participants to view and touch. For more information about this event, or to learn more about educational programs provided by Longmont Open Space, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/openspace or contact Matt Bruce at 303-774-4692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteers Needed for Snow Chaser Program
The Snow Chaser Program pairs volunteers of all ages with elderly or disabled residents who need help keeping their sidewalks clear and safe during the winter months. To volunteer or get more information call Kari at 303-651-8495.
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