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Things To Do In Longmont: Nov. 15-17

Take a look at all the fun things you can do in Longmont.
Downtown Longmont Summer Concert Series (photo by Longmont Observer)

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Friday, November 15

Pair of Three - Happy Hour at La Vita Bella

  • Time: 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella, 471 Main St.

Come spend Happy Hour this coming Friday, November 15 at La Vita Bella, 4pm - 6:30pm.

Barley Har Har Comedy Night

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C

Comedy Night every 1st & 3rd Friday at 300 Suns Brewing in Longmont!

Make sure to show up early to grab a beer and some food!

This is FREE! Like SPARTA! Only BETTER!

FTQ at Cheese Importers

  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Location: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St.

Greetings French Toasters !

FTQ will be at The Cheese Importers in Longmont this coming Friday Nov. 15 5:30-8 in their bistro (important note: happy hour is 3-6). Truly a classic French experience! Fr directions, parking, and menu check out

-- FTQ

Friday Afternoon Concert: 300 Days

  • Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in our Stewart Auditorium this fall featuring an eclectic array of musical acts from up and down the Front Range.
300 Days exploded onto the Front Range bluegrass scene in 2016 with their fiery, original tunes, handcrafted by a trio of veteran musicians. Powerful, take-no-prisoners vocals, gravity defying fiddle playing, and tight jazz rhythms on upright bass are electrifying audiences across Colorado.
Learn more and buy tickets at or call 303-651-8374.

JBF HUGE Winter Sale Event

  • Time: 9 a.m - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

If you have children or grandchildren or are an expecting parent, JBF is for you! Expect to find infant’s, children’s, teen and maternity items at 50-90% off retail! We will be selling winter clothing, shoes, baby equipment and gear, maternity items, feeding and bathing gear, bedding, outdoor and indoor toys, sports equipment, electronics, books, games, furniture, strollers and MUCH more!

Shop thousands of items, all under one roof, for 4 days ONLY!

Sale Info:

Nov 14-17 with presales on the 13th
@ Boulder County Fairgrounds
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80501

Questions? TEXT 720-273-0399

Parking is free and plentiful, and children and strollers are welcome every day. We accept VISA/MC/DISC/AMEX & Cash

👉Wednesday, NOV 13th - Presales! Tickets Required
👉Thursday, NOV 14th 9a-7p
👉Friday, NOV 15TH 9a-7p
👉Saturday, NOV 16th 9a-7p 50% Off Day (tags w/o stars)
👉Sunday, NOV 17TH 9a-2p 75% Off Day (tags marked "donate")

FoLL BIG Book Sale

  • Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.

November 14-17, 2019

Friends Members Only: Thursday 4 to 8 PM

Open to the Public:
Friday & Saturday 9 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 1 to 4 PM

Thousands of books fill the Longmont Library’s meeting rooms, lobby and hallways. Well organized, well priced, always with quality items.

Mexican Desserts: Calabaza En Tacha

  • Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Location: Kitchen Company, 464 Main St.

Calabaza En Tacha (candied pumpklin) is enjoyed in Mexico during the cool autumn and winter months. Made with fresh pumpkin, piloncillo and cinnamon, you can enjoy this for breakfast, a light snack or dessert.

Instructor: Ximena Castro

Writer's Workshop: Letter Writing With Chelsea Gilmore

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Our regularly scheduled Writer's Workshop will be led this November by our new Artist-In-Residence, Chelsea Gilmore.

Letter writing for art and for others: this workshop brings the art of letter writing to the table, practicing the art of letting go of writing, as well as offering the opportunity to write someone some snail mail.

Magic FNM Draft Tournament

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Atomic Goblin Games, 1801 Hover St. Ste. D

Draft Tournament Format
$15 Entry Fee

Saturday, November 16

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (12 Week Course)

  • Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

The Firehouse Art Center and Longmont Economic Development Partnership is pleased to present a 12 week course for emerging artists in our community! Every Saturday starting October 05, 2019 from 10am-12pm.

Developed by Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is based on a series of professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been taught to more than 5,000 artists at arts organizations, colleges, and libraries in over 80 communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa since 2010.

Work of Art is a 12-part workbook and video series that guides artists of all disciplines through every facet of building a successful and sustainable career – from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan.

The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artist ($40 for 12 weeks) will include the following:
-Work of Art Workbook. ($20 Value)
-Facilitated group work every Saturday.
-Working Artist Facebook group.

A preview of the sessions:
Week 1: Career Planning
Week 2: Time Management
Week 3: Portfolio Kit
Week 4: Marketing
Week 5: Promotions
Week 6: Social Media Basics
Week 7: Pricing
Week 8: Record-keeping
Week 9: Legal Considerations
Week 10: Funding
Week 11: Grant-writing
Week 12: Business Plan Essentials


  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St.

THUNK is back for THUNKSGIVING! Get it on your calendars now and don't miss it! Americiana Rock with a Pie contest?.... and killer Bootstrap beer? How can you go wrong. . .

Guided Food Tour- Robin Chocolates and More!

  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: Cheese Importers, 103 Main St.

Guided food tour on the Wonder Bus. Saturday morning brunch/lunch tour featuring Danny's Tacos, Robin Chocolates, Jonny's Hot Dogs and Cheese Importers. All food included on this tour, come hungry! Meet in the overflow lot of Cheese Importers. Advance tickets required.

Holiday Pet Photo Sessions - Benefits Longmont Humane Society

  • Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Rd.

Mini photo sessions for your furry friends to benefit Longmont Humane Society. (You may be in the photo too!) Click the link for details and to reserve your spot (appointments needed):

Forest Bathing with Darlene Rooney

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Location: Golden Ponds, 2499 3rd Ave.

Based on the Japanese practice, Shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing is the practice of being in the natural world with the intention to slow down.

Saturday Creativity Art Workshop - Drawing a Still Life

  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Contemplative Art, 1515 Main St. Ste. 201

One Saturday of every month, students gather at my studio to study a creative perspective through drawing with oil pastels. Whether you are drawing realistically or abstractly these workshops will help you develop your creative skill.

This workshop is for all levels of artistic expression from beginner to intermediate to professional artists.

Starting in January, we choose a different artistic perspective to investigate each month. Some Saturdays we will concentrate on expanding our understanding of color theory, other months we will spend time fine tuning our composition elements and a few times a year we will look at traditional ways of learning to refine our creative expression.

You can pick and choose which workshop will help you expand your creative expression.

No art experience is necessary to enjoy this workshop.

There are two art sessions. One in the morning at 10 am.
Then we break for lunch together at a local restaurant and build community.
The second session begins after lunch until 3 pm.

Cost for Workshop: $72

Boxes of Oil Pastels can be purchased for $10 or, bring your own oil pastels

Saturday, November 16
Creating Your Personal Style
If you have never drawn a Still Life, this workshop is a safe place to try and then in the afternoon we will abstract the Still Life, so you have two experiences of drawing the same images realistically and abstractly.
Session 1: Drawing a Still Life
Session 2: Abstracting a Still Life

At the end of the day you will have completed at least two oil pastel drawings.

To register: or 303-502-0751

2nd Annual Pie Social

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Alta Vita Senior Residences, 800 S. Fordham St.

Come join AltaVita Senior Residences as we kick off the Holiday Season with our 2nd annual Pie Social. Enjoy delicious Pie, hot Apple Cider, and see our beautiful Senior Living Campus, all hosted at our brand new AltaVita Independent Living Community. Best of all this is a FREE event! Who doesn't love FREE PIE!

Please make sure to RSVP before November 11th by calling 303-834-8800.

Books & Brews

  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Location: Collision Brewing Company, 1436 Skyway Dr.

Ever wondered what kind of beer a good mystery novel might taste like? Reading a book you'd love to pair with the flavors of summer?

Come join our librarians as we delve into what good books taste like, the literary qualities of beer, and give your inner bookworm AND your taste buds something new to explore!

This is not a book club in the traditional sense: we are interested in the way beer can highlight the reading experience, and vice versa. As a discussion group of book and/or brew enthusiasts, we highly encourage attendees to bring their knowledge of favorite books and brews and share with others!

This session we welcome a speaker, Dan Rabin, an award-winning beer and travel journalist and longtime Boulder resident who will speak about his travels and the beer industry in Colorado.

Come have fun with us at Collision Brewing Company, 1436 Skyway Dr., Longmont.

This is a new quarterly series - watch for it at brew pubs around town!

This program is for those 21 and older, no registration is required, and absolutely no purchase is necessary to play! Just bring yourself, your friends, and your inner book worm!

Community Class - No One Dies Alone

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Mountain Ancestors Grove, ADF, 2424 Redwood Court

Community Class - No One Dies Alone or “NODA” is training for a network of people who will give of their time and love to sit and hold vigil with the dying. Join us for our first class taught by Jaime Stone, who has taken the original and (with their blessing) adapted it for the modern polytheist.

To off-set the costs of course materials, the cost of attendance for this class is $25 for in-person attendance and a suggested donation of $15 for online attendance.

Please register for in-person attendance by Thursday, Nov. 14, so we can print enough training binders for our attendees. You can purchase your printed course materials either by paying through the "Donate" link at the bottom of our web page:

You can register for online attendance (no attendance cap) up to 5pm on the day of the class. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting online. You will also receive an emailed PDF containing the course materials. To register for online attendance, register at the link below:

Please direct any questions to

Sunday, November 17

Produce in the Park

  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Collyer Park, 619 Collyer St.

Longmont Food Rescue invites you to our monthly Produce in the Park!

Want some extra produce for dinner time? All invited! No questions asked! Bring a bag. This is a NO-COST 'FARMERS MARKET'. We will be setting up on the west side of Collyer Park in Longmont. And if possible, use alternative transportation- walk, bike, or use the free Longmont buses!

Longmont Food Rescue redistributes fresh, healthy, FREE food in our community, while reducing 'food waste' going into the landfill. We are working on a more equitable food system here in Longmont.

We will be at the Park starting at 12pm and will pack up at 1:30pm or whenever the food is gone, which ever is earliest.

2019 Free Product Sampling Fair & Expo

  • Time: 12-2 p.m.
  • Location: 15 Empire Pl.

2019 Free Product Sampling Fair & Expo
Presented by:
5-Certified Colorado Cottage Food Producers
Learn About Our:
Services, Products, Members, Network
Bring Your Questions ● Taste Our Products
Free Event ● Local Businesses & Public Invitational
Samples Include Products from These Fine Home Producers:
Joan's Petite Sweets -Gourmet Cupcakes, Cake Fancies, Brownie Blossoms, Cookies, Mini Tarts, and Muffins; Pam's Jams & Preserves -A Unique and Decadent Line of Jams, Jellies & Preserves; Keto On Bakery -Grain Free, Sugar Free, and Gluten Free Treats; That's My Jam -Boozy Jams, Jellies and Apple Butter; Oven Spring, Home Kitchen -Extraordinary, Flavorful, and Gratifying Specialty and Rustic Breads.
We hope to see you at this free community networking event.

Soft Fiber Basketry

  • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Location: Fire Willow Farm, 10152 N65th St.

Soft Fiber Basketry
Cost: $85 all materials provided
How to register: email
Description: In this class you will learn the basic twining techniques used for many styles and forms of basketry. Using jute and yarn as our medium, this basketry style translates easily to working indoors in the colder months. You will walk away with a lovely hand made soft basket.

Holiday Cheese Boards

  • Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kitchen Company, 464 Main St.

Join Kelly Liebrock –The Art of Cheese Instructor, Cheesemonger and Certified Cheese Professional – as she unlocks the secrets to creating the perfect holiday cheese board! She’ll teach you how to make a simple soft cheese to include with your masterpiece, and you’ll get to sample a variety of delicious cheeses at the end.

$30 per person

Ask an ALLY! Coffee Talk Series

  • Time: 2 p.m.
  • Location: Javastop, 301 Main St.

Join us this month for coffee talk as we discuss pronouns, coming out and LGBTQ history month.