Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Facebook killed the Longmont Mom blog

Here's a little piece of useless trivia for ya - the first video played on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. Did you know that? Well, now you do! I think it should be redone with the words "Facebook killed the Longmont Mom blog". :) Yep, pretty much as soon as I got sucked in to Facebook on a daily basis my posting to this blog dropped off significantly. So, I'm thinking of a solution to meld the two. It seems like everyone is on Facebook these days (and if you're not, what the heck is stopping you?!) so I was considering setting up some sort of Longmont events page there. Yes, there are a couple of these pages already like this and this and this, but not a central place for events from more than one source.  Would you "like" a page like that to have events show up in your news feed?  People still read this blog (for some unknown reason! haha) so apparently someone finds something useful on it still.  Leave a comment or send me an email if you have an opinion.  I'll let you know what this blog's fate is soon...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

FREE movies at Twin Peaks

Each year the movie theater at Twin Peaks offers free family movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer. The movies seem pretty good this year - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Monsters vs Aliens, Planet 51, Where the Wild Things Are and Kung Fu Panda, just to name a few. See for more details!

Storytime at the Fire Station!

From Longmont's Community Programs and Events -

"The Longmont Fire Department will host four free story times where children will hear a variety of youth safety stories. Children must be 3 to 7 years old and accompanied by an adult. Story times are on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 am in the community room of Longmont Fire Station 3 at 1000 Pace Street. The dates are June 16, July 21, August 4 and August 18. For additional information please call (303) 651-8432."

Sounds fun!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

First ArtWalk of 2010

The first ArtWalk of 2010 takes place Friday, May 21st, from 6 to 9 pm. Stroll along Main Street betwee 3rd and 6th Avenues to enjoy all sortts of art exhibitions, face painting, balloon artists, dance, live theater and music from bands like Mojomama. It's a fun, FREE community event and a great way to expose yourself and your kids to various art forms! For more information including a map of all the activities and a list of all the artists see!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

YMCA Healthy Kids Day - April 17th

From the YMCA:

"Join us for Healthy Kids Day Saturday April 17th from 10am - 1pm!
Free to the Community!
Activities Include:

* Active Family Games
* Bounce House
* Healthy Snacks
* Adventure Fit Course
* Face Painting
* Family Health Information
* 10 - 10:30am: World Dance for 4-6 yr olds
* 11 - 11:30am: World Dance for ages 6 and up
* Open Swim from 12 - 3pm


PLUS: Join the YMCA on April 17 and we will waive the $50 joiners fee!"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Mud Hen 5K Run

From the March 2010 CityLine:

"Join Longmont’s Recreation Services and Parks and Open Space on Saturday, April 24, for this family-friendly, timed 5K run/walk around beautiful McIntosh Lake. Register now to take advantage of early-bird fees: $15 for adults, $12 for youth 14 and younger and adults 55 and older. After April 16, the registration fee will increase $5. Day-of registration and packet pickup is from 9 to 9:45 am at the shelter on the west end of Dawson Park on Lakeshore Drive. For more information, call 303-651-8404 or visit"

Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration

From the Longmont Parks page:

"April 17th between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Thompson Park, 4th & Bross. Arbor Day is a growing experience, Earth Day is about environmental awareness. Come and join in the combined celebration to enjoy and learn more about both. Festivities include obstacle course, games, balloons, live music, an "edible forest" lunch and, of course, the annual tree and rosebush sale. Last year was tree-mendously fun, so if you missed it last year, plan on attending this year. Need more info. call Ken Wicklund, City Forester at 303-651-8449 or email me at Rain date is April 24th."

This event has been fun for our family! Our boys especially enjoy the zip lines and rids up in a bucket truck!

2010 Summer Camps

Here's a list of links for summer camps in and around Longmont. Make sure you know when registration starts for your favorite camp(s) so you won't miss out!

YMCA Summer Camps

Longmont Recreation Services
and Longmont Rec Summer Camp Preview

Sunflower Farms

Bits, Bytes & Bots

Skyhawks Sports Camps


Boulder Dinner Theatre Drama Camp

CU Science Discovery Camps

Airborne Gym

Avid4 Adventure

Archery in the Wild

Longmont Theatre Company

In case you missed it there's a pull out section of the Times Call today all about Summer Camps. You can find it online here. It has ads for several of the camps I listed above and more!

There's also a huge list on, a searchable list on and of course the official Colorado Summer Camp Guide.

There is certainly no shortage of opportunities for fun this summer! Now the hard part - finding camps that your kids are interested in, are age appropriate, that you can afford, that work with your schedules and that don't require you to drive them all over the place! :) Happy hunting!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Shredding Day

From last week's Longmont eNews: "Longmont residents are invited to bring up to three boxes or bags of paper documents for free shredding on Saturday, January 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at Golden Archives Records Management, 111 S. Pratt Pkwy. Donations will be accepted with the money going directly to the Police department for identity theft prevention and education."

YMCA 40th Anniversary Community Day

On Saturday, February 6th, from 10 am to 2 pm the Longmont YMCA will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a community celebration. There will be bounce houses, open swim, prize drawings and, best of all, they'll waive the $50 sign up fee if you join that day! We joined at this event two years ago and have loved everything they offer - the facilities are nice, their Child Watch program has been great for our boys and they even have Parents Night Out events! Click here for more info!