Things to Do in Longmont This Weekend: Sept 13-15

A crowd at the Firehouse Art Center. - June 14, 2019 (Photo by Matt Maenpaa/ Longmont Observer)

Friday, September 13

2nd Friday: Working Artist Project

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center

All summer long, visitors to the gallery have been woking with found objects and non-traditional materials to create their own works of art: everyone is a working artist. Join us to celebrate the process in this cumulative exhibit.

The Soundpost Sessions – Alfredo Muro & Jim Deeming

  • Time: 8-9:45 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Alfredo Muro:

Alfredo Muro shares the joy of his musical talent while performing, composing and teaching throughout International Guitar Festivals, concerts, lectures or coaching/teaching at his Guitar Studio. These three passions provide the basis for the phenomenal success of this musician and his ongoing and constant evolution.

This year 2019, looks very exciting with many projects, including three tours to the United States of America: Florida, Colorado and Oregon, participating in the renowned Big Art Festival in Sanibel Island, celebrating it’s 40th. Anniversary, along with great artists like Sharon Isbin, Judy Collins, Dover Quartet and Pacifica Quartet. Continuing with a European tour: France and Spain and for the very first time performing in Africa in Mauritius.

Jim Deeming:

When Jim Deeming takes the stage, audiences know they’re in for a treat before the first song is over. His infectious love of the guitar is evident in every arrangement, whether playing an original or covering one of his heroes, including the likes of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed.

In addition to performing and recording, he is also a fingerstyle
instructor for with thousands of students in over 50

Provided by Longmont Theatre Company

Regional Premiere Motherhood the Musical

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Theatre Company, 513 Main St.

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.

September Full Moon Paddle

  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Location: Union Reservoir, 461 County Road 26

Please join us for our final Full Moon Paddle of 2019! Our Full Moon paddles are an incredible experience and a great way to share a special moment with friends and family.

Watch the sunset from the water and then paddle under the stars on this special Full Moon night. Feel the excitement as the howls take over the lake when the moon first arises. The water is so much different at night and an unbeatable experience.

The event is open to everyone. Please plan on a park entry fee of $8/person.

Please note that the park entry fee is $8/person and not $8/vehicle. Season passes are not valid for the event.

If you are bringing your own board, there is a board permit fee in place at Union. The day fee is $5 and an annual pass is $20 if you are a Longmont resident and $40 if you are a non-resident.

If you are in need of a board or kayak rental for the event, you can rent them here:

When: Friday, September 13th

Where: RMP surf shack at Union Reservoir.

Meet at 6:45, launch around 7:00PM. Back by 10:00PM.

What to bring:

– Board/paddle/pfd

– A light! Boating regulations apply to paddleboards on the Res at night and a light is required so that boats and other paddlers can see you. If you rent a board from us, a light is included!

– If you don’t have a light, we have awesome solar charged and waterproof LED lights available for $18 or $25 for a multi-colored option. You can also rent a light for $5.

– Warmer clothes as it will be cooler once the sun goes down.

– Anything to BBQ or picnic before the event. We do not provide food, but there are charcoal grills available for your use. It should be a great night to gather and celebrate Summer and Colorado paddling!

Union Reservoir is located on County Road 26 just east of East County Line Road (Co Rd 1,) north of Hwy 119 and south of 17th Ave in Longmont

Longmont Artwalk 2019 – Photos by Matt and Adam Steininger

September 2nd Friday

  • Time: 5-9 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Longmont

September 2nd Friday is taking place on Friday the 13th! Don’t fear, the only thing you need to worry about is how much flair you’ve got! Inspired by the classic 1999 film “Office Space”, we are flaunting our Longmont flair and want you join in! In addition to the art openings taking place along Main St., participating Downtown Longmont businesses will be passing out flair for customers to show off just how much they support local Longmont businesses! Collect at least six pieces of flair from participating business, and you can pick up some awesome LDDA swag at Old Town Marketplace!

Art Openings & Gallery Shows

Firehouse Art Center
The Working Artist Project
Main Gallery: All summer long, visitors to the gallery have been working with found objects and non-traditional materials to create their own works of art: everyone is a working artist. Join us to celebrate the process and resident working artists Lyndsey Webster and Cory McKauge in this cumulative exhibit.

South Gallery: Community memory weaving project for Suicide Awareness Month by Soft Voices Drop-In Center.

Old Town Marketplace
Visit artists Sabrina Ehlert Art, Joyanna Rose, Robbie Ruhaak Art, & The ART Spot

Maker General
The Place I Find Myself: New Paintings by Kristen Abbott Art
The Place I find Myself is a brand new collection of abstract landscapes. Come and see these beautiful, textural, mixed media, limited color palette works… you wont be disappointed.

Christ Church International
Join Christ Church International the evening of 2nd Friday in Downtown Longmont for the opening of Inner Court Creative’s newest show, Shalom Israel. Celebrating Israeli art and culture, you don’t want to miss out!

The Walnut Gallery
Stop by and meet the new artists exhibiting at Walnut Gallery!

The Great Frame Up- Artists’ Gallery Longmont
Stop by and see a preview of the upcoming East Boulder County Artists (EBCA) Longmont Studio Tour, featuring art from 48 artists located all around Longmont!

Flaunt Your Flair!
Stop by these participating businesses to collect a piece of flair!
One you have collected at least six different pieces of flair, stop by Old Town Marketplace to collect some cool LDDA swag!

Kitchen Company Longmont
Flavor of India
Bootstrap Brewing Company
Maldos Coffee & Boba
Magic Fairy Gifts
Ivy Rose Longmont
BBP stickers at JEFES Longmont
Georgia Boys BBQ – Longmont
LoCo Gastropub
Aloha Trading Co.
Longmont Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Longmont Yarn Shoppe
The Roost
Smokin Bowls Restaurant

Image from @longtuckyspirits Facebook Page.

The Last Waltz: Final Number (release party!)

  • Time: 4-7 p.m.
  • Location: Longtucky Spirts 350 Terry St. Ste. 120

Join us for the 3rd edition of The Last Waltz Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey: Final Number. A celebration of the final barrels distilled by Black Canyon Distillery in Longmont, Colorado.

These 4 barrels are slightly older and smoother than the award winning 2nd Batch (The Encore).

This amber nectar is a true expression of Colorado Whiskey. The new American oak tingles your nose and develops into toffee and rye bread. Tastes of vanilla, apricot, and sherry finish with lingering ginger and sweet tobacco.

Come pick up a limited release bottle ($48), compare the 3 batches in a vertical flight and try some tasty Bourbon drink specials.

Live Music with Zoe Berman and food with Jimbeaux’s Cajun Cuisine at 350 Terry Alleyway

Family Flick & Float: Wreck-It Ralph

  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA, 950 Lashley St.

It’s Friday night, and we are going to the movies… in the pool. Join us at the Longmont Y pool, for a monthly family movie night this fall and winter. You bring the floaties and swim gear, we will bring the popcorn and big screen. Free to members; non-members pay guest fee. This month, we are showing the story of a downtrodden video game villain who finds friendship and purpose when he meets a schweet and sassy racecar driver with a serious glitch. Confused? Just join Wreck-It Ralph, Fix-It Felix and Vanellope Von Schweetz for a fun night at the Longmont Y.

Community Memory Weaving

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: 667 4th Ave, Longmont

Please join us Firehouse Art Center to participate in a Memory Weaving to celebrate someone you know who has died by suicide or seriously considered it. Paula Peacock will be the facilitator for this meaningful event.

Saturday, September 14

Photo by Longmont Observer

Longmont City Council Ward 3 Debate

  • Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella, Renaissance Room, 471 Main St.

The Longmont Observer is hosting a Longmont City Council debate for Longmont’s Ward 3. The debate will be held on September 14, 2019, from 3 to 4:30 pm at the Renaissance Room in La Vita Bella.

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

Not sure what ward you live in? Check out this map here:

The Longmont Observer would like to thank La Vita Bella for providing the space.

Outdoor Cinema (Photo from HWNA Facebook)

Avengers – Endgame, this Saturday night, free in Thompson Park

  • Time: 6:30- 10 p.m.
  • Location: Thompson Park, 400 Bross St.

19th ANNUAL HWNA OUTDOOR CINEMAS final movie of the summer will be “The Avengers – Endgame” (yes, that’s Endgames), showing his Saturday, Sept 14th,at Thompson Park, 4th and Bross, beginning at dusk.

These movies are shown free of charge and they are open to the public.
Pre-movie music starts about 6:30 pm & the movies start at dusk.

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and snacks.
Snacks and refreshments will also be available.
If you can, please bring a non-perishable food item, to donate to a local food pantry. Look for a donation box, near the gazebo.

These movies are free of charge and open to the public

Hot Wheels Legends Tour Denver

  • Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Walmart Longmont, 2285 Ken Pratt Blvd

In case you missed the 2018 Legends Tour, it was EPIC! We’re talkin’ over 65,000+ attendees, 3600+ car entries, 15 finalists and one outrageous winner! Now what? Let’s do it again!

Hot Wheels is hitting the road once again with the nationwide traveling car show in search of a custom car worthy of becoming a Hot Wheels die-cast car! One finalist from each of the 18 cities will join us at SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas, where one lucky winner will be immortalized as a Hot Wheels Legend and get made into a die-cast car sold around the world! This is something you don’t want to miss.

Enter your custom car into the competition or come witness the epic event! Each stop will include:

– Lifesize Hot Wheels Fleet of Cars
– Photo Ops
– Historical Die-Cast display
– Hot Wheels Kid Zone
– Car and Pop Culture Influencers
– And much more!

More Info & Enter Your Car:

Register your car:

Check out the official rules to enter your car:

What We’re Looking For In A Car:

– Authenticity
Have you ever seen a car and said, “That looks like a Hot Wheels?” We’re looking for that radical ride that nails the amazing performance and outrageous design we’re known for.

– Creativity
We’ve made over 25,000 unique vehicle models in the past 50 years, so we’re looking for something with unique details that stands out from the rest.

– Garage Spirit
It’s built, not bought, just like Hot Wheels. We’re looking to see some elbow grease that exemplifies the challenger spirit it took to build.

Join our official Hot Wheels Legends Group for more information about exhibiting your car:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Day at Old Mill Park

  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Location: 237 Pratt St. Longmont

Join at at Old Mill Park to celebrate America’s favorite pioneer girl–Laura Ingalls Wilder (and also find out about our very own Longmont Pioneers as well)!

Event includes
* Self guided tours of the Affolter Cabin, Hauck Milk House, and Billing’s Cabin.
* Old Time Fiddler Music
* Program “On the Trail of Laura Ingalls Wilder” by local historian Connie Ryle Neumann.
* Butter-churning demonstration
* Laura’s “Little House” pioneer stories.
* Take and make crafts
* Plus much more!

Event is $8 per adult (make a $2.00 donation to Old Mill Park and round up to $10.00) and children 14 and under free (all children must be accompanied by an adult).

Ticket proceeds go toward the support of The St. Vrain Historical Society’s, a local nonprofit organization, efforts of preserving and protecting Old Mill Park for the community.

Public Farm Fest Saturday & Sunday 9-1!

  • Time: Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m
  • Location: Sunflower Farm, 11150 Prospect Rd.

Public Farm Fest Open This Weekend 9-1, on Saturday & Sunday! Come enjoy some beautiful late summer weather out on the farm and meet our new baby calf Rosie! Reservations Required, please reserve here:

Vaping and Youth: Let’s Start With the Facts

  • Time: 3-4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road

Part of the Festival of Mental Wellness Saturday September 14th from 11am to 8pm

This class is from 3 to 4 pm.

Learn about the emerging health trends related to Vaping and direct mental health effects.
Brittany Carpenter, MPH from Boulder County Public Health and the Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership (TEPP) to learn about how to:

  • Recognize emerging trends and culture of youth use of electronic nicotine devices, e-cigarettes, and vaping
  • Summarize health effects of electronic nicotine devices, e-cigarettes, and vaping
  • Summarize school policies and local community laws for electronic nicotine devices, e-cigarettes, and vaping.

Bring teens to join in the peer facilitated information session while adults learn how to support a healthy approach to educating youth on Vaping.

Warrior Playground Grand Opening

  • Time: 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Location: Warrior Playground, 33 S. Pratt Parkway, Suite 200

It’s finally happening, we are opening our doors and welcoming you in to the brand new Warrior Playground!

8am-10am: FREE Grit Fit Fitness Classes, classes are limited so register early on our website. Use promo code GRAND at checkout!

10am-12pm: FREE Day Pass access to the Obstacle Training Floor, facility tours, door prize giveaways, and live music!

1-6pm: CNL Ninja Warrior Competition at Warrior Playground, spectator get in for FREE!

Sunday, September 15

Longmont Electric Vehicle Fair

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds 9595 Nelson Road

Longmont is organizing this event as part of National Drive Electric Week.

Learn about what it’s like to drive an Electric Vehicle from real owners. We’ll have owners on hand ready to answer your questions about the real-world experience driving all the popular plug-in vehicles from Tesla, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan LEAF, BMW, and more!

Longmont Public Library (Photo by Matt Steininger)

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.

Lords and Ladies, you are cordially invited to a proper British afternoon tea in honor of the upcoming release of the highly-anticipated Downton Abbey movie this month.

The afternoon’s amusements will include tea etiquette tips, a demonstration of hosting a proper afternoon tea, a Downton trivia contest, a costume show, lawn games, and a photo backdrop.

Costumes are encouraged, and ladies and gents ages 16 years and older are warmly welcomed.

If you have special dietary needs, please feel free to bring your own food. Mrs. Patmore won’t be offended.

Seating is limited, so kindly RSVP at your earliest convenience. Seating and stand-by reservations will begin at 1:45 pm.

Don’t disappoint the Dowager. We’ve been expecting you.

Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

  • Time: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Location: Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Ute Highway, Longmont

Come to the farm to celebrate the traditional crafts and trades of rural life of the past! See demonstrations of wood carving, candle dipping, spinning, and more ,with make-and-take crafts for kids. There will be a food truck on site for lunch. This event is free and open to all ages.

Salsa Party

  • Time: 4-5 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Food Project Farm, 950 Lashley St.

Come to the farm and enjoy fresh salsa prepared by youth from our community! Tour our farm, pick raspberries, make salsa and enjoy the fall celebrations during this free family event. Help us spread the word! #longmontevents#foodproject#longmontcommunity#eventsinlongmont

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