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NEW! Lafayette Farmers Market
Thursdays: 4–8pm June–September Lafayette Florist parking lot 600 S. Public Road bcfm.org
Get Your Play On!
July is Parks and Recreation Month With 1,300 acres of open space, 20 miles of trails, 19 parks, and an award-winning recreation center, EVERY month is parks and recreation month in Lafayette! But in July, we take time out to really celebrate all the marvelous amenities here in the community. Play is a vital part of mental well-being, physical health, and personal interactions. During Park and Recreation Month, the Lafayette Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department challenges everyone to get their play on! Whether it’s skateboard camp, an adult kickball league, paddleboats at Waneka Lake, biking the Coal Creek Trail, standup paddleboard classes, meeting friends at Whitetail Park, running through the splash pad at Festival Plaza, playing a round of golf at Indian Peaks, picnicking at LaMont Does, or hanging out at the Great Bark Dog Park — parks and play go hand in hand. Take advantage of these special events in July to recognize Parks and Recreation Month • Lafayette Parks Scavenger Hunt – all month long • Bird Watching at Greenlee Preserve: July 2 • Celebrate 4th of July: Waneka Lake Park • Movies in the Park: July 7 – LaMont Does Park • TRYathlon for Kids: July 7 – LaMont Does Park/Pool • Waneka Lake Concert Series: July 12, 19, 26 • Senior Potluck in the Park: July 12 – Waneka Lake Park • Kids Public Safety Day: July 19 – LaMont Does Park/Pool • Cannonball Contest: July 21 – LaMont Does Pool • Stars of Summer: July 22 TBD Open Space location • Yoga in the Park: July 25 – Waneka Lake Park View additional details and activities at cityoflafayette.com/July
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Mayor’s Corner u
Be a Part of...Sustainable Living
Love Your Lafayette!
My family and I always look forward to summertime in Lafayette – the parks, trails, pools, concerts, and festivals keep us active and on the go. This summer we are excited for the launch of the new Thursday night Lafayette Farmers Market. Not only will this weekly event offer more opportunities to enjoy our community and socialize with friends and neighbors, it will also provide us access to fresh, locally-grown produce from area farmers and ranchers. Join us each week to ensure our Lafayette market thrives. You can further support our farmers by becoming a Founding Member. Members will enjoy monthly market deals and admission to an end-of-season celebration. Visit bcfm.org for details.
Love your Lafayette!
Not Sure Where to Park in Old Town? While the City encourages residents to walk and bike into Old Town, there are numerous Public Parking Lots available along Public Road and Simpson Street. Visit cityoflafayette.com/Parking to view the map or conveniently download it directly to your phone.
Find Public Parking in Old Town:
Festival Plaza: Behind the Starkey Building at 309 Baseline S. Public Rd Rd 103 N. Public: Behind Leenie’s SouthernGeneseo Café (Simpson & Public)
LEGEND Public parking
So. Boulder Rd
S Boulder Rd
cityoflafayette.com/Parking Mayor Christine Berg
Stay connected with what’s coming up in the City, and my family and I look forward to seeing you at the Farmers Market (Art Night Out, the library, movies at the park… you get the idea.)
The City of Lafayette is one of 11 cities selected nationwide to receive hands-on technical assistance to help reduce soft costs associated with solar installations, making solar more affordable for residents. Lafayette is committed to implementing best practices and processes in order to ensure the efficiency and expansion of renewable energy. The collaboration between the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) and the Community Development Department is a great testament to the value and importance the community holds for sustainable practices. For more information on this program and other City sustainability activities visit cityoflafayette.com/GoGreen.
There are so many reasons why Lafayette is such a wonderful place to live and be a part of. I’m excited to announce the city is working on the addition of 500 affordable housing units to the community through a partnership with Boulder County Housing Authority. In late June, Boulder County Transportation will be announcing the winning “No Fare Lafayette” idea submitted by residents to help increase bus use. We are a community that not only cares about one another, but also values a sustainable lifestyle.
Selected for SolSmart Advisor Program
Speaking of never leaving Lafayette, remember that when you shop, dine, and play in town, your tax dollars stay in the community and are invested back into valuable services such as streets, Mayor Berg and daughters Sunny and Lumina at the Farmer’s Market. open spaces, public safety, and cultural arts. Check out the terrific new businesses like William Oliver’s Publick House, Black Diamond Restaurant and Taphouse, Just Dandy Home Décor, Bella Frida, AR Workshop, Stam Chocolatierie, and DeliCious Z’s Restaurant. Shopping local is where it’s at!
It wouldn’t be summer in Lafayette without the Library’s Summer Reading Program. Babies to adults are encouraged to register! Children and teens receive a free book, and all participants are eligible for amazing prizes. Check out all the Library special events and activities at cityoflafayette.com/SummerReading. Art Night Out every second Friday, monthly bird watching events at Waneka Lake, Senior day trips, and the Recreation Center’s Movies and Concerts in the Park round out a fun-filled, smorgasbord of activities here. You will never have to leave Lafayette!
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Positions Consider helping shape the future of Lafayette by serving on a City board. All open positions and other volunteer opportunities can be found at cityoflafayette.com/Volunteer. Submit your original artwork for the 2nd Annual Volunteer Poster Contest and honor the volunteers who make a difference in our community. Current openings: • City Council (November election) • Youth Advisory Committee • Waste Reduction Advisory Committee • Senior Advisory Board Important Dates for the City Council Election in November. Four seats on the Lafayette City Council will be up for election in November 2017. Campaign materials and additional details are available at cityoflafayette.com/Elections. Below are important deadline dates for interested candidates. August 4 Candidate Campaign Packets available online or in the City Clerk’s office. August 8 Candidate Nomination Petitions available in the City Clerk’s Office August 28 Last day to return Candidate Nomination Petitions to the City Clerk
City Council Elections on November 7
September 20 at 6:30pm City Council Candidates Forum hosted by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee. City Council Chambers – 1290 S. Public Road October 11 at 6:30pm City Council Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. City Council Chambers – 1290 S. Public Road November 7 Election Day
Black Diamond Restaurant & Taphouse
Sure to Support These New Lafayette Businesses:
• William Oliver’s Publick House: 201 N. Public Rd • Black Diamond Restaurant & Taphouse: 103 N. Public Rd • Just Dandy Home Décor: 103 N. Public Rd • Stam Chocolaterie: 103 N. Public Rd • Bella Frida Fashion and Accessories: 101 E. Chester • DeliCious Z’s: 802 S. Public Rd • Ras Kassas Ethiopian Restaurant: 802 S. Public Rd • UTurn BBQ & Brewery: 599 Crossing Dr • Due South Accessories & Home Décor: 802 S. Public Rd • The House Inn Old Town: 101 W. Cannon Coming Soon! • Stem Ciders: 1380 Horizon Ave (opening late 2017) • Endo Brewing and Bike Repair: 2755 Dagny Way (opening 2017) • Hampton Inn: 317 Exempla Circle (opening 2018) • Snyder and Sons Distillers: 802 S. Public Rd (opening 2018) • Fate Brewing: 400 W. South Boulder Road (opening 2017)
At the close of World War 1 in 1917, the global world order had dramatically shifted. Decisions made one hundred years ago are still having an impact today. In collaboration with the Colorado WW1 Commemoration Commission and the Lafayette Historical Society, the Lafayette Public Library is proud to participate in a statewide effort to commemorate the war by hosting six book discussions led by local university professors. Ten free copies of each book will be available for distribution to the community. The next discussion event will feature All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque on August 10 at 6:00pm. Visit cityoflafayette.com/WWICentennial for more details and a listing of additional events.
Lafayette Connection Calendar Events u JUNE Every Thursday thru September 28
Lafayette Farmers Market 4-8pm 600 S. Public Rd bcfm.org
Jeff & Paige Nature Concert 2:30pm Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
Rockies Skills Challenge
9am City Park, Ages 6-13 cityoflafayette.com/Recreation
Bike to Work Breakfast Station 6:30-9am 775 W. Baseline Rd cityoflafayette.com/WalkAndWheel
Sizzler Fun Run
9am Peak to Peak Track, Ages 3-14 cityoflafayette.com/Recreation
u JULY July 1-30
July is Parks and Rec Month Parks and Rec Scavenger Hunt cityoflafayette.com/July
July & August
Latinos in the Southwest Exhibit Collective Community Arts Center cityoflafayette.com/Collective
July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3, Oct 1
Lafayette Birds – Bird Watching 1pm Greenlee Wildlife Preserve cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace
Celebrate July 4th
4-10pm Waneka Lake lafayettecolorado.com Donate to keep this tradition alive! gofundme.com/lafayettefireworks2017
July 7, August 12
Movies in the Park
Dusk Waneka Lake and LaMont Does Parks cityoflafayette.com/MoviesInThePark
LaMont Does Pool $10 Family Night 6-8pm LaMont Does Pool cityoflafayette.com/LamontDoes
Colorado and the Great War 10:30am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
July 12, 19, 26
Concerts in the Park
7pm Waneka Lake Park cityoflafayette.com/SummerConcerts
La Bola Magica/The Magic Ball 10:30am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
Kids Public Safety Day
10am-2pm Lamont Does Park cityoflafayette.com/Police
Visit with Our Local Heroes 11am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
Stars of Summer Astronomy 9pm Open Space TBD cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace
July 30, August 20
Cuentos y Cantos con Santiago 2pm Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
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Go to www.cityoflafayette.com/CONNECT and • Sign up to receive News Alerts & Calendar Events via text or email • Sign up to receive monthly Arts, Library & Recreation newsletters • Follow the City’s Facebook & Twitter pages
Summer Reading Finale (registration required)
5:30pm Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
Art Night Out (Every 2nd Friday) 5-9pm Old Town Lafayette cityoflafayette.com/ANO
Lafayette Brew Fest
National Night Out
2pm-7pm Old Town Lafayette lafayettecolorado.com
7pm Your Neighborhood cityoflafayette.com/Police
Electronic Recycling Collection Event
Recreation Center Maintenance Week Closure
9am City Service Center cityoflafayette.com/PublicWorks
Stories of the Land – Outdoor Storytelling
10:30am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
1pm Outdoor Classroom cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace
All Quiet on the Western Front Book Discussion
Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale 10am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
6pm Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
4th Annual Celebrating Bird Migration
Art Night Out (Every 2nd Friday)
1pm Waneka Lake Park cityoflafayette.com/OpenSpace
5-9pm Old Town Lafayette cityoflafayette.com/ANO
Lafayette Peach Festival
9am-4pm Old Town Lafayette lafayettecolorado.com
Eclipse Viewing Party
11am Lafayette Public Library cityoflafayette.com/Library
August 23 – November 8
Citizens’ Police Academy
I m p o r ta n t A d d r e s s e s • Bob Burger Rec Center, 111 W. Baseline Rd • City Service Center, 1700 Avalon Ave • Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Rd • Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Rd • Lafayette Library, 775 W. Baseline Rd • LaMont Does Pool, 500 E. Boulder Rd • Senior Center, 103 S. Iowa • Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Dr
Lafayette Police Department cityoflafayette.com/Police
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Published on Jun 27, 2017
The Lafayette Connection encourages residents to BE A PART OF IT — engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTA...