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A list of local events

February 22

Thursday Nights @ the Museum: The Music of the American Western

7 pm

$18 adults, $15 students/seniors, $12 members

Three musical virtuosos take us on a journey through the American West with some of your favorite Western film scores, including music by the legendary Ennio Morricone. Featuring Deborah Schmit-Lobis (piano/accordion), Tracy LaGuardia (violin/vocals) and Nick Rossi (cello/guitar/banjo/vocals). Presented in complement to the Museum’s new exhibit, “Picturing the West.”

Watercolor Doodle Cards

4 pm & 6:30 pm; $40

One of the reasons watercolor is so loved is that the medium naturally lends itself to a chaotically organic expression. Transform that chaos into art as we make our own custom greeting cards by drawing with ink on top of whimsical watercolor doodles. By popular demand, we have added 4 pm classes in addition to our 6:30 pm classes weekly.

February 23

Fundraiser Concert benefiting Longmont Combined Schools Winter Drumline

6:30 p.m.

Join us for an amazing night of live music and support all things local.

Featuring local artists Connor St. Augustine & Desolation Angels at The Times Collaborative. Local spirits and beer will be available to purchase for those 21+ from Dry Land Distillers.

This is an all ages show. ID required at the door for admission.

When: February 23, 2024 and February 24, 2024 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: The Times Collaborative – 338 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501

LEVI Workshop: Healthy Relationships with Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative (LEVI)

  • Date: 02/23/2024 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • Library Conference Room
  • No registration required
  • Presented by Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative (LEVI)
  • For adults (the workshop on Feb. 17 is geared toward adults and teens)

In recent years, the Longmont Police Department along with other state agencies have identified an increase in domestic violence reports among teens. It was determined that to address the epidemic of teen dating violence, the City of Longmont needed to provide foundational education regarding dating relationships.

LEVI (Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative) provides a healthy relationships presentation as part of our prevention work in the St. Vrain Valley community. The purpose of this presentation is to illustrate that all relationships exist on a spectrum, and help individuals identify any unhealthy behavior or red flags that may indicate abuse is taking place. Our prevention efforts are focused on helping people differentiate between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. Other related topics such as the importance of language, understanding and respecting boundaries, and internet safety will be discussed as part of the presentation.

NOTE: If you are in need of accommodations (such as sign language) to attend the Understanding Domestic Violence workshop, please contact the Library's Adult Services staff to make arrangements no less than five business days prior to the event.

February 25

3rd Annual Longmont Library Gardening Fair / Tercera Feria Anual de Jardinería de la Biblioteca de Longmont

  • Date: 02/25/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • Drop in anytime between 1-4 pm
  • No registration required / No es necesario registrarse

Come join us for the 3rd Annual Longmont Library Gardening Fair will be a wonderful time to connect with local organizations and businesses to learn more about gardening, ask questions and start planning your 2024 gardening season!

¡Únete a nosotros en la 3ra Feria Anual de Jardinería de la Biblioteca de Longmont! Será un momento maravilloso para conectar con organizaciones locales y negocios para aprender más sobre la jardinería, hacer preguntas y empezar a planificar tu temporada de jardinería de 2024!

February 26

Pika's Sweets / Dulces de Pika - REGISTER

  • Date: 02/26/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • For 1st - 5th grades / Para estudiantes de 1.º a 5.º grado
  • Library Meeting Rooms / Salas de reuniones
  • This program is presented in English / Este programa será presentado solo en inglés

Do you love to decorate and eat sweet treats? Are you in 1st through 5th grade? Join us once a month to create delicious confections like cake pops and no-bake desserts!

¿Te encanta decorar y comer dulces? ¿Estás en 1º a 5º grado? ¡Únete a nosotros una vez al mes para crear deliciosos dulces como cake pops y postres sin hornear!

Attend the Program

Registration is required to attend Pika's Sweets and is limited to 15 children. Registration will open at 9 am on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Click the button below to register your child(ren). Make sure to fill out the form for EACH CHILD who is attending.

Se requiere inscripción para asistir a Dulces de Pika y está limitado a 15 niños. La inscripción se abrirá a las 9 am del martes 23 de enero. Haz clic en el botón de abajo para inscribir a tu(s) hijo(s). Asegúrate de completar el formulario para CADA NIÑO que asistirá.

Register for the February Pika's Sweets program

Deep Thoughts Philosophy Reading Group (Virtual) - REGISTER

What does it take for an object to qualify as art? Must it meet certain standards of quality, skill, or beauty? Is it enough for someone to merely label it as art?

The attempt to define ‘art’ and its properties has been a project of aesthetics for decades - and few answers have compelled substantial agreement. One of the most contentious cases in the art world is that of Marcel Duchamp's urinal piece entitled Fountain. Though many have argued the merit of the piece through a lens of satire or mockery, in this month's essay philosophers Graham Priest and Damon Young posit that that the piece’s intrigue stems from its paradoxical status as art only insomuch as it is not art. The phenomenon of a ‘true’ contradiction, referred to as a ‘dialetheia’ is at the heart of this article: is it possible to violate the principle of non-contradiction in a way that preserves the truth of both statements? What does that mean for judgments of aesthetic merit?

Register for this month's Philosophy Group

(Event limited to 24 participants) You will receive the Zoom information for the meeting after registration. Please email the facilitator if you can't find the Zoom info; they'll get back to you right away.

February 29

Thursday Nights @ the Museum: Picturing Longmont

7 pm; free, reservations recommended

Join our Director Erik Mason and our new Curator of History Elizabeth Beaudoin as they revisit Longmont’s early days through images selected from the Museum’s photo archive. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s "Picturing the West" exhibition.

Acrylic Swipe & Squeegee

4 pm & 6:30 pm; $40

Learn about color mixing, layering and a new way to apply paint in this class. We will make cards, stationery and abstract art on paper with this squeegee and swipe technique. By popular demand, we have added 4 pm classes in addition to our 6:30 pm classes weekly.

February 28

Friends of the Longmont Library Spring Book Sale

  • 3-8 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 28 (Members night only)
  • 9 am-8 pm on Thursday, Feb. 29
  • 9 am- 5 pm on Friday, March 1
  • 9 am-5 pm on Saturday, March 2
  • Longmont Library lobby and Meeting Rooms, 409 4th Ave.

Get ready to peruse through an extensive collection of books, DVDs and more ranging from timeless classics to contemporary gems, all at unbeatable prices. This Book Sale, organized by the dedicated volunteers of the Friends of the Longmont Library, is a treasure trove for avid readers and casual bookworms alike.

What makes this event even more special is that all proceeds from the Book Sale directly support the Longmont Library's programs, resources and services. By indulging in your love for literature, you're also contributing to the opportunities available in our community.

March 1

Annual Interfaith Quilters Show and Sale

Dates: Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2024

Place: First Lutheran Church (3rd & Terry), Longmont

Browse the hundreds of beautiful and unique quilted pieces made all year long by this talented group of seamstresses. You’re sure to find something for yourself and for others! All proceeds benefit OUR Center and Safe Shelter of the St. Vrain Valley.

Fiesta Latina - Longmont

6:30 p.m.

The Times Collaborative 338 Main St.

Longmont’s premiere Latin Dance Party with  instructor-led class at 6.30pm then dancing until 10pm. No partner needed - come and have fun! Teaching and DJ provided by Renato Chavez Dance

March 4

Solar Energy + Agriculture = Agrivoltaics

6-7 pm on Monday, March 4

Longmont Library Meeting Rooms

FREE to attend

Registration has opened early! Don't miss your chance to hear more about what’s going on at Jack’s Solar Garden, a national model in agrivoltaics right here in Colorado.

March 8


The Times Collaborative, 338 Main St. 

Join the Longmont AAUW 5.30 - 7.30pm to for a celebration of International Women’s Day.  Enjoy connections and networking and the inspiring words of speaker Courtney Michelle  as she educates us on the possibilities of new perspectives to change the trajectory of your life. Entry includes appetizers. Beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase.

March 9

Empty Bowls

Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St. 

The 21st annual Empty Bowls is scheduled to take place again at Longmont High School. Enjoy the hundreds of unique bowls made for the event, plus delicious soups by area restaurants and caterers. Tickets and sponsorships are available now! For more information on sponsorship or other donor opportunities, contact [email protected] or call 303.772.5529 ext. 224

March 11

Mythical Creatures Club / Club de Criaturas Míticas - REGISTER

  • Date: 03/11/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Library
    409 Fourth Ave.
  • For 1st - 2nd graders / Para estudiantes de 1.º a 2.º grado
  • Library Meeting Rooms / Salas de reuniones
  • This program is presented in English / Este programa será presentado solo en inglés

Join us every 2nd Monday of the month for our Mythical Creatures Club! We’ll learn about Bigfoot, mermaids, and many other legendary creatures through fun crafts and activities.

¡Únete a nosotros cada segundo lunes del mes de septiembre a diciembre para nuestro Club de Criaturas Míticas! Aprenderemos sobre el Yeti, las sirenas y muchas otras criaturas legendarias a través de manualidades y actividades divertidas.

Attend the Club

Registration is required to attend the Mythical Creatures Club and is limited to 15 children. Starting Tuesday, Feb. 13, click the button below to register your child(ren). Make sure to fill out the form for EACH CHILD who is attending.

Se requiere inscripción para asistir al Club de Criaturas Míticas y está limitado a 20 niños. A partir del martes 13 de febrero, haz clic en el botón a continuación para inscribir a tu(s) hijo(s). Asegúrate de completar el formulario para CADA NIÑO que asistirá.

Register for the March Mythical Creatures Club

March 15

First-anniversary party

March 15-16 

Boulder County Fairgrounds

Freewheel Limited — a popup skate rink — will host their first anniversary party on March 15 and 16. Multiple sessions are available. Admission is $11 and skate rental is $5.50. Session info available at

 March 16

Chick Clark Kids’ Fishing Program

  • 8 a.m.
  • Location: Izaak Walton Nature Area
    18 S. Sunset St.

The Chick Clark fishing program provides youth ages 15 and younger a free, outdoor activity during spring break. Hosted by Parks & Natural Resources, Kids Fishing, Inc., and Colorado Parks & Wildlife, this year’s event is on Saturday, March 16 at the Izaak Walton Nature Area, 18 S. Sunset St. Free rods and reels are provided to registered participants who complete three different stations on fish ID/biology, knot tying, and casting. The day includes free hot dogs for all and and free fishing for kids. Children who are not preregistered still can participate but cannot be guaranteed a free pole. Learn more and register at or call 303-774-4700.

March 30

Explore Opportunities for Teens: Life Skills Fair

Learn skills, explore careers, and have fun at the fairgrounds

The City of Longmont’s Children, Youth, and Families division is hosting a Life Skills Fair on Saturday, March 30 from noon to 2 pm at the Boulder County Fairgrounds at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont.

Created for teens aged 11-17, the fair will feature a live DJ and games as well as hands-on workshops to share health and practical skills, job opportunities and City resources. While exploring stations where they can learn a variety of skills relative to health, future careers, and other practical matters, youth will gain opportunities to win prizes. The Fair’s mission is to give all youth an opportunity to acquire new skills and explore diverse career paths while enjoying each other’s company in festive atmosphere.

“At last year’s Youth Summit, many participants asked that we provide more ways for Longmont youth to get together, outside of school, in non-competitive ways,” said Hilda Zamora Hursh, Manager of Children, Youth and Families. “We’re providing the Life Skills Fair in response to those requests.”

Representatives from Youth Center staff will be on hand to introduce themselves and share details on their free afterschool programs, including Youth Council, Aspire, GRIP, and YORS, the Center’s recording studio.

"We're excited to offer an empowering space for teens to gain practical skills, expand their professional horizons, and interact with community resources," said Longmont City Councilmember Shiquita Yarbrough. “Our goal is to make it fun to learn skills that participants will actually use in life, and to help them to broaden the scope of the opportunities they imagine for their futures.”

For more information, please visit or call the Youth Center at 303-651-8580.