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This Week in Longmont - May 13, 2022

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NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF LONGMONT
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Windows to Wellness Health Fair
Treat yourself to a day of wellness at the Windows to Wellness Fair from 9 am-3 pm on Saturday, May 14, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. Free sample fitness classes and health talks will be happening throughout the day, and you can sign up for 10- or 20-minute sessions for $5 or $10 (cash only – please bring small bills) with alternative wellness practitioners and holistic healers. Don’t forget to visit the many vendors on site! Doors open at 8:30 am and admission is free. Visit bit.ly/windows2wellness or call 303-774-4694 for more information.

Second Floor of Library Now Open
The Library’s second floor is now open to all patrons and staff. Materials will be available for browsing including our expanded collection of graphic novels, which has been moved to the south side of the Information/Reference Desk. Reservations have resumed for study rooms, The Library of Things materials, as well as board games! Thank you for your continued patience, and we can’t wait to see you back browsing and using the second floor once again. Call the Library at 303-651-8470 with questions.

Itty Bitty City Ends; Fun Fridays Begin
The last Itty Bitty City for the season at the Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Ave., is Friday, May 20; however, kids age 2-10 years old can enjoy weekly themed crafts and activities from 9 am-noon every Friday, June 3, through July 29 (no July 1), at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive. Parents must supervise their children. Please consider carpooling due to limited parking. Fun Fridays are free with a $2 per child suggested donation to cover the cost of the craft supplies. Visit LongmontColorado.gov/sandstoneevents for full details.

Next Phase for the Sugar Factory + STEAM Plan Begins
Thank you for your continued interest in the Sugar Factory + STEAM subarea plan! The project team is exploring various plan alternatives and we want to hear from you. Please visit the project page on Engage Longmont to learn more about where we’ve been and where we are going as we continue working on this important planning project: https://engage.longmontcolorado.gov/sugar-mill-steam. On this page, we invite you to flip through a short presentation and compete a short survey to provide feedback on several high level plan alternatives. This feedback will be used to develop a preferred alternative, which will form the basis for the final plan that is expected to be presented to City Council this summer.

Library’s Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
The Longmont Public Library kicks off their youth Summer Reading Program from 1-3 pm on Friday, May 27, with an outdoor event on the West Patio of the Library, 409 4th Ave. Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Board, enjoy ice cream from the Sweet Cow ice cream truck, and meet trained therapy dogs who will be at the Library’s upcoming D.E.A.R. (Dogs Enjoy Afternoon Reading) programs. Librarians will be on-hand to answer any questions, share information about summer programs and recommend great books to check out this summer! Visit bit.ly/LibKids for more information or call 303-651-8477.

June Mayor’s Meetup — Housing
Longmont Mayor Joan Peck and Mayor Pro Tem Aren Rodriguez are hosting a series of meetups for Longmont residents to talk about specific topics that are important to the community. The next meeting — from 9-10 am on Saturday, June 4, at Fire Station #5 Community Room, 617 Barberry Drive — will focus on housing and the issues, challenges and work being done to provide housing for all. Unsure about the different strategies used when building affordable versus attainable housing? And what is the role of City government in this unpredictable housing market? Join us for a conversation about these aspects and more. For more information, contact the Longmont City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.

Rebates — Upgrade Your Sprinklers
If your sprinkler system is full of mismatched spray heads, you may be wasting water and money. Upgrade all sprinkler heads to matched precipitation rotators and receive a rebate from EWrebates.comLearn how you can qualify at bit.ly/water-rebates or call 303-651-8416.

Earn Up to $75 From “Smarter Summer”
Help Longmont cool down electric demand and heat up your energy savings with the Smarter Summer program, available to the first 200 eligible residential customers with an ecobee smart thermostat who sign up by May 31. Earn up to $75 in bill credit rewards and help Longmont manage its electric load when it matters most — those few really hot summer afternoons when everyone is running the AC. Participants must be Longmont Power & Communications customers with an ecobee smart thermostat and central air. Visit LongmontColorado.gov/LPCSaveEnergy for details; then, sign up through ecobee’s “eco+” app.

Registration Open for Triathlons
Swim, bike and run! Longmont Recreation Services presents the annual Kids Triathlon and adult Try-a-Tri on Saturday, Aug. 20. Race information is available at LongmontColorado.gov/rec (Community Events) and RaceEntry.com, or you can fill out a registration form at any recreation facility. Early Bird registration ends July 14. Volunteers are needed! Call 303-774-4694 for details.

Annual Water Line Flushing Program
Each spring, City of Longmont Water Utilities staff flush the main water lines to keep water quality at its highest level and to ensure that fire hydrants are operational. The benefits realized in water quality and fire protection far outweigh the comparatively small amount of water released during the flushing program. The 2022 flushing dates are scheduled now through May 20 (dates subject to change). Visit our interactive map for a weekly timeline of water line flushing by area. This map will be updated regularly to show which areas are upcoming for water line flushing, as well as which areas have been completed.

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