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Welcome to the City of Longmont's weekly e-News update.

January 31, 2014

  1. Clean Up and Recycling Events Next Weekend
  2. Plein Aire Get Togethers at Sandstone Ranch
  3. Free Tax Preparation
  4. Urban Farming Talk at Museum
  5. CPR and First Aid Classes
  6. Free Law Clinic
  7. Celebrate Chinese New Year

 

Clean Up and Recycling Events Next Weekend

In the January 2014 issue of City Line, the City of Longmont’s monthly newsletter, the dates for two popular clean-up events are listed incorrectly. The two events are scheduled Saturday, February 8. The Free Landfill Drop Day is from 6 am to 2 pm at the Front Range Landfill, 1830 Weld County Road 5, in Erie. Residents can dispose of one level pickup full of bulky trash items and debris that don’t fit in curbside containers, and all loads must be covered. This program is free to residential customers. Please take identification and the most recent copy of your utility bill to show that you are a City refuse collection customer. For information about what materials are accepted at the landfill call 303-673-9431. The Free Shred Event will be from 9 am to 2 pm at the Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin Street, where residential customers can recycle sensitive documents. Bring identification and a copy of your most recent utility bill to show that you are eligible for this service. This is for residential customers only; business documents are not accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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Plein Aire Get Togethers at Sandstone Ranch

Enjoy free adult art programs offered by the Boulder County Artists Guild at the scenic Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center, 3001 E. Highway 119. Bring the art materials you enjoy painting with and have fun painting with other artists. Preregistration is required by emailing diane@woodcolorado.com or calling 303-678-7456. Classes will be held from 10 am to noon on February 5, March 18, April 16 and May 5.

 

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Free Tax Preparation

At the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, low- to moderate-income residents, senior citizens and disabled taxpayers can get free income tax preparation from 9 am to 1 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4 through April 10. Tax preparation is by appointment only – call 303-774-4429 or email senior@ci.longmont.co.us with your name, email address and phone number. You also can have the Colorado 104 PTC rebate form and the City of Longmont rebate form completed at the Senior Center. If you are filing ONLY the rebate forms, you can walk in without an appointment from 9 to 11 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 4 through April 10, or from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, February 15. Call 303-774-4429 and select Option 2 for more information about documents you should bring.


 

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Urban Farming Talk at the Museum

On Thursday, February 6, at 7 pm, permaculture designer and practitioner Isabel Sanchez will discuss the ethics, principles, and importance of permaculture, also known as urban farming. Sanchez teaches at The GrowHaus, providing healthy, organic, and affordable food to a food desert community, and is an artist and mother of eight. The talk will be held at the Longmont Museum, and admission is $5.

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CPR and First Aid Classes

Save a life...sign up for a CPR or first aid class in 2014. The use of CPR dates to 1740, yet even today, most Americans don’t know how to perform it. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire/education/cpr_class.htm for a schedule and registration information.

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Free Law Clinic

A free Law Clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 11, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. You can speak to attorneys at no charge about immigration law, criminal law, collections, bankruptcy, family law, employment law, fair housing, landlord/tenant law, consumer issues, personal injury, probate, and Social Security. For more information call 303-651-8444 or email susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us.

 

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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Join several community groups to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, February 8, at Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road. Activities include food tastings, a lion dance, kung fu demonstrations, Taiko drumming, music, arts and crafts, and more. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 303-772-8321.

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