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This week in Longmont: Golf this summer

Take advantage of Golf Longmont’s three great public golf courses – Sunset, Twin Peaks and Ute Creek — for a distinctive golf experience with spectacular views
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Downtown Summer Concerts begin June 2!  

Beginning June 2, the Downtown Summer Concerts return to 4th Avenue and Kimbark Street from 6-9 p.m. Head downtown for the free street concerts featuring live music, kids activities, local food trucks, craft beverages and fun for the whole family! This year’s lineup will feature Head for the Hills, Roka Hueka, Funkiphino, Last Men on Earth, and other talented artists. Full schedule, lineup, and more information available on the Downtown Longmont website. 

New Recreation Center Project Meeting 

We want to hear from you! Join City staff for an informational and input session to discuss a new Recreation facility in Longmont from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. Meeting topics include the project background, recreation opportunities and trends, and polling questions. Learn more and view the previous meeting results at Recreation webpage. 

Book launch party at the Library 

Join the Longmont Librarians for a special event with author-illustrator Kaz Windness and local indie bookstore, The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop! Kaz will celebrate the release of and read her new picture book, Bitsy Bat, School Star, from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 10 in the Library Meeting Rooms. The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop will be on-hand to sell books and Kaz will sign them! See full details at the Library Kids webpage or call 303-651-8477. 

Gravity Fed: Futurefarmers Procession 

Futurefarmers is a diverse group of multidisciplinary artists who create art installations and performance. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, this internationally-acclaimed group will construct a series of small stages on custom wheelbarrows at the Milk & Honey Farm, 6018 Oreg Ave., Boulder. These mobile stages will move in a procession through the farm as the artists present a series of free performances. Presented as part of the Longmont Museum’s agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land exhibit. Learn more at the Longmont Museum website or by calling 303-651-8374. 

Park and trail restrooms are open 

Many park restrooms close for the winter to prevent damage to the above-ground plumbing. Restrooms are now open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Before visiting your favorite park, check park restroom availability at Restrooms are cleaned and restocked once per day, seven days a week. If you see a problem with a park or greenway public restroom facility, call 303-651-8416 or report it online at the Service Works webpage. To make a park shelter reservation, call 303-651-8404 or online at the Recreation website. 

Golf this summer; sign up for lessons 

Take advantage of Golf Longmont’s three great public golf courses – Sunset, Twin Peaks and Ute Creek — for a distinctive golf experience with spectacular views. In addition, each location offers facility rentals, group and individual golf instruction and the opportunity to join associations and leagues. Twin Peaks’ Monday First Step (beginning June 12) and Tuesday Next Step Junior Golf drop-in golf camps for youth are ongoing through Aug. 15. Visit the Golf Longmont website for information. 

Sign up to receive sustainability news 

Did you know Longmont has a Sustainability Plan? It provides a road map for Longmont around environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social equity, guiding both short- and long-term actions. Visit the Sustainability webpage to sign up for the quarterly Sustainability Newsletter to learn what’s being done, find rebates and other resources, plus discover ways your household can be involved!  

Bicycle Friendly Driver class 

Do you ever wonder why people on bicycles ride where they do? Is it legal? How can you “safely” get around them? Join us for the Bicycle Friendly Driver class on June 7 or July 12 at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave.! Let’s look at some scenarios and determine best practices to share the roads with safety and courtesy. Visit the Longmont website and search keyword “Share the Road” to register and for more information. 

Museum’s "agriCULTURE” exhibit opening 

agricCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land is a multi-venue exhibit collaboratively created by the Longmont Museum and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Join us in the Longmont Museum’s outdoor courtyard on Friday, June 9 from 6-8 p.m. for a celebratory opening reception featuring square dancing with the Small Wonder String Band! Be the first to see this new exhibit and enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students/seniors, and free for members. Learn more at the Longmont Museum website or by calling 303-651-8374. 

Sustainability Explained: Heat & Air Quality  

Summer in Colorado means soaring temperatures and poor air quality. Learn how to stay cool, comfortable, and safe while living more sustainably at this free interactive presentation from the City’s Sustainability Office from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 14 at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. Register for the event at the Recreation website (keyword: “heat”) or call 303-774-3553. 

Free Fitness in the Park 

Enjoy a 9 a.m. morning workout in the fresh air! Join Recreation fitness instructors for free outdoor fitness classes this summer. Free Friday classes at various parks from June 2 through Aug. 11 include Zumba, Boot Camp, Barre, Pilyoga and Tai Chi. Every first and third Saturday, between June to August, Pilyoga is offered at Lanyon Park, 1900 Collyer St. For ages 14 years and older; no childcare is available. View the summer schedule at the Fitness webpage

NEW - Open Board Game Nights at Library 

Bring your board games to the Longmont Library and play with other players from 6-7:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the Unquiet Study Area upstairs! The Library will have games available to check out through our board game collection or patrons are welcome to bring their own to play. Open to all ages (those 16 years and younger needs to have an adult with them). Visit the Library Programs webpage for upcoming dates or call 303-651-8472.