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This week in Longmont: Coffee with council is virtual on Saturday

Virtual coffee with councillors, summer day camps and more
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Virtual Coffee with Council on Saturday
Longmont City Council will host a virtual Coffee with Council from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. At this event, you can talk informally with Council Members Tim Waters and Susie Hidalgo-Fahring on any topic of your choice. For more information, call 303-651-8649. Visit and click on “Coffee with Council” on the side menu to view log-in instructions.

Register for Summer Day Camp
Make memories with Longmont Recreation & Golf Services! Registration for the Longmont Summer Day Camp and Tween LOCO Camps opens in February. Operating out of the St. Vrain Memorial Building, located at 700 Longs Peak Ave., campers ages 5-13 enjoy swimming twice a week, local field trips and weekly themed activities. Register beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, to guarantee the days you need. Call 303-651-8404 or visit for details.

Open Chess Nights at the Library
Checkmate! The Longmont Public Library hosts Open Chess Night from 6-7:30 pm every Tuesday night. Patrons ages 16 and older can try to pull a Fool’s Mate or Dutch Defense during informal games on the 2nd floor of the Library, 409 4th Ave. Tables are set up starting at 6 pm and games must conclude by 8 pm for the closing of the Library. Those 16 years of age and younger can participate; however, they must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required to play, and spectators are encouraged to attend. Call the Library at 303-651-8472 with questions.

Art & Sip is Back at the Museum!
Grab a drink and get creative with Art & Sip classes for adults starting at 6:30 pm each Thursday night at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. This season’s classes include painting, ink art, bookbinding, printmaking and tie-dye, with a special focus on art projects inspired by the Museum’s current exhibit, “Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper.” Classes run from Feb. 3 through April 28 and cost $35/class. Learn more and register at or by calling 303-651-8374.

Order Free COVID Tests Through USPS
Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of four free at-home COVID tests from the U.S. Postal Service, with a limit of one order per residential address. Each order includes four individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Order your tests at

What’s in Store for Winter? Efficiency!
The Efficiency Works Store helps residents of Longmont, Loveland, Estes Park and Fort Collins save energy, water and money from the comfort of their own homes. By visiting, customers can get instant rebates on items like LED light bulbs, smart thermostats, water-saving shower heads and advanced power strips. Come see for yourself — it’s a virtual visit that adds up to real savings.

Virtual Black History Month Storytime
Join Librarians Stephanie and Claire for a live, virtual Black History Month Storytime from 6-6:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 8! We will be sharing stories by Black creators and celebrating Black heroes, past and present. Registration required for this 30-minute, all ages storytime. Register to receive log-in information at


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