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Things To Do In Longmont This Weekend: Sept. 20-22

There is a lot happening in Longmont this weekend. What will you choose to do?
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Longmont Artwalk 2019 – Photos by Matt and Adam Steininger

This content was originally published by the Longmont Observer and is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Friday, September 20

Longmont Oktoberfest 2019

  • Time: Sept. 20 and 21 3-10 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Foundation, 1270 Boston Ave.

For the 8th year in a row, Longmont Oktoberfest is Longmont's favorite fall gathering featuring TWO NIGHTS of Yonder Mountain Sting Band!

Buy a ticket now and support our local music scene with performances from Head for the Hills (Fort Collins), Elephant Collective Showcase (Boulder County), Bonnie & Clydes (Longmont), The Drunken Hearts (Boulder), Foxfeather Music (Longmont), The Lonesome Days (Northern CO), Francis Andthe Wolf(Longmont), Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra (Boulder), and Clandestine Amigo (Longmont).

The festival will also feature 15+ local craft breweries, distilleries, and cideries as well as local food, and games for all ages. Ranked as a "Must Visit Oktoberfest" by DRAFT magazine, Longmont Oktoberfest celebrates the summer's transition to fall on September 20th and 21st at Roosevelt Park. Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab a pretzel or brat, and don’t forget a pint from your favorite Longmont breweries while we support Longmont charities. Prost!

All event proceeds from Longmont Oktoberfest benefit the Longmont Humane Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of animals, the Future Arts Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to involving youth in the arts, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation, brewing a stronger community in Longmont and Beyond!

Regional Premiere Motherhood the Musical

  • Time: Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main

Motherhood The Musical is a hilarious comedy that audiences can relate to. After all, motherhood is the same around the world. Audiences can see themselves on stage through the cast’s portrayal of common experiences all moms have. From being pregnant to succumbing to driving a minivan, from facing an empty nest to anxiously awaiting one’s first grandchild, the musical covers the entire wonderful, crazy journey of being a mom. Anyone who has ever been a parent – or HAS a parent — can relate to this show.

Saturday, September 21

Longmont City Council At-Large Debate

  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd.

The Longmont Observer is hosting a Longmont City Council At-Large debate. The debate will be held on September 21, 2019, from 3 to 4:30pm at the Longmont Museum.

Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Longmont Observer will be live-streaming the debate to Facebook.

The Longmont Observer would like to thank the Longmont Museum for providing us the space to host the debate.

Grand Re-Opening Party – Family Village

  • Time: 1-5 p.m.
  • Location: Family Village, 1303 South Bross Lane

All for fun & fun for fall! Help us celebrate the huge strides we've made as a community this year with an Open House / Grand Re-Opening Party. Enjoy games, food, drinks, music, cupcake walks, craft fair, scavenger hunt and more! Free and fun for the whole family.

Longmont ArtWalk Festival - September

  • Time: 4-8 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Longmont

Come to Downtown Longmont’s vibrant Creative District where we celebrate the arts at a street festival like no other!

ART – Enjoy a diversity of artists who both exhibit and sell their creations on the street and inside our participating businesses. Experience live demonstrations up close and personal by visiting one of our Artists-in-Action.

PERFORMANCES – Kick up those heels with 2 stages of lively performers as well as several musicians entertaining inside venues all along Main Street. Take a moment to appreciate a talented busker or make a memory with a street performer.

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES – Everywhere you look, there are activities for kids and adults alike. Unleash your inner artist and create mini works of art to take home or contribute your personal artistic vision to group projects.

303 Outlawz Last Meet

  • Time: 7- 11:59 p.m.
  • Location: Sonic Drive-in, 2339 N. Main

This is the 303 Ouawz Last Summer Car Meet! With the being said it is our goal to make it the biggest show yet! If you have a car bring it out! If not bring your friends and family and enjoy the night looking at some amazing cars! We expect this to be the biggest meet yet! As always RESPECT THE SPOT! That means no reving, no burnouts, and pick up your trash. We have been lucky to keep holding meets at sonic by following these rules. We hope to see you all there!

Civil Discourse in a Volatile Time

  • Time: Sat. 9 a.m.- Sun. 1 p.m.
  • Location: Front Range Community College, 2190 Miller Dr.

The purpose of this training is to elevate the level of civil discourse in the Boulder County area in order to counteract the degradation of civility that many are experiencing on a national level. Out Boulder County is committed to helping Boulder County be a more welcoming and inclusive community and see this training as an opportunity to engage and empower community members to that end.

This free day long workshop will provide participants with opportunities to examine their own understanding of and experience with civil discourse, the impact of their identities on their experience with discourse, skills to improve communication and engage in difficult conversations, and processes for seeking help and healing from volatility. The workshop offers a balance of participant driven sharing and explorations, information provision and skill instruction, and opportunities to reflect on and practice skills.

Front Range Community College (Longmont)
Full-day workshop: Saturday, September 21st, 9 am-4:30 pm
Train the Trainer: Sunday, September 22nd, 9 am-1 pm
Look below for agendas.

There is an application process you must complete in order to participate. Applying for this workshop does not guarantee that you will be accepted.

Please note that if you are accepted to participate in this workshop, you are expected to be present for the entire day. This is a free event with limited space, and we ask that everyone please respect this and be fully committed.

Applicants will also have the option to apply for the Train the Trainer program. The Train the Trainer session will prepare participants to lead future Civil Discourse training sessions for the local community, with the potential to craft trainings tailored to specific groups, such as different age groups.

Click here to see these workshops on our website:

If you are over the age of 18, please click here to apply for the adult track:
If you are age 18 or younger, please click here to apply for the youth track:

This training will be conducted by members of Morten Group.

Thank you to our sponsors: Knight Foundation, Front Range Community College, and Community Foundation Boulder County.

Saturday workshop agenda:
9-10 am: Welcome, Introductions, Grounding
10-10:30 am: It Begins with Me
10:30-10:40 am: Break
10:40 am-12 pm: Communication Skills
12-1 pm: Lunch
1-2:30 pm: Engaging in Difficult Conversations
2:30-2:40 pm: Break
2:40-4 pm: Help and Healing
4-4:30 pm: Closing

Sunday Train the Trainer agenda:
9-9:30 am: Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:30 am: Training for Civility
10:30-10:40 am: Break
10:40 am-12:30 pm: Skills for Training in Civil Dialogue
12:30-1 pm: Closing

Click here to learn more about the trainers from Morten Group:

Climate Action Week! Join us at the Longmont Farmer's Market

  • Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Farmers Market, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd.

Join us for the kick off of the Week of Climate Action at the Longmont Farmer's Market! We'll have activities and ways for you to kick off your involvement in creating a healthy community for our children!

Catrina Painting Day!

  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave

The name, Catrina Ball, refers to the Calavera Catrina – a 1910–1913 zinc etching by the Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.[1] She is offered as a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. La Catrina has become an icon of the Mexican Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

All ages are invited to join us in celebrating Dia de Los Muertos with community painting of Catrina's for our South Gallery Exhibition and Catrina Ball event. In addition we will be making marigold paper flowers for our upcoming 7th Annual Catrina Ball & 4th Annual Gigantes Procession! The Longmont Public Library also has an opportunity to hang Catrina's during the month.

All materials for this activity are provided along with food and snacks.

Sunday, September 22

Councilwoman: Film Screening & Conversation

  • Time: 3-6 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road

Co-presented with Colorado 50-50 & the League of Women Voters of Boulder County

Sunday, September 22, 3 pm
$5 general admission, $3 students/seniors, free for members

Join us for a special screening of this timely new documentary about Carmen Castillo, a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms as she takes on her new role in politics. Screening to be followed by a panel conversation and audience Q&A.

(Seguido en Español - Sinopsis de la película)

Film synopsis: Politicians aren’t often full-time hotel housekeepers, grandmothers, union members and immigrants working service jobs. But Carmen Castillo changes that when she wins a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island. Carmen Castillo is a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms, as she takes on her new role in politics. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, the power of corporate interests who take a stand against her fight for a $15/hourly wage in the City, and a tough re-election against two contenders—all of this while balancing the challenges of managing a full-time job cleaning hotel rooms, and a personal relationship. It’s a journey behind the scenes of politics after the victory.

Total Running Time: 56:53 – Spanish/English with English subtitles

Sinopsis de la película: los políticos no suelen ser camareras de hotel, abuelas, miembros del sindicato e inmigrantes que trabajan a tiempo completo en el sector del trabajo. Pero Carmen Castillo cambia eso cuando gana un asiento en el Concejo Municipal en Providence, Rhode Island. Carmen Castillo es una concejala Dominicana que mantiene su trabajo de limpieza de habitaciones de hotel, mientras asume su nuevo papel en la política. Se enfrenta a escépticos que dicen que no tiene la educación para gobernar, el poder de los intereses corporativos que se oponen a su lucha por un salario de $15 por hora en la ciudad y una reelección difícil contra dos contendientes: todo esto a la vez que se equilibran los desafíos de administrar un trabajo a tiempo completo limpiando habitaciones de hotel y una relación personal. Es un viaje tras bambalinas de la política después de la victoria.

Tiempo total del documental: 56:53 – en español / inglés con subtítulos en inglés

The Game is On - Broncos v Green Bay

  • Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave unit C

Join us in The Other 65 Party Room!