Thursday, April 30, 2015

La Quinta Events May 2015

QUICK LINKS
FREE Moonlight Movies
Bring your low-back lawn chairs, blankets, and enjoy a free movie in the park. The movie will be shown on a 20' inflatable screen. Movies begin at 8 p.m. or later based on sunset.
La Quinta Park          MAP
(across from LQHS)
Friday, May 8

Monticello Park          MAP 
(Corner of Fred Waring and Monticello)
Friday, May 22

Online Park Rentals
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Now you can reserve Fritz Burns or La Quinta Park ONLINE!!!
Please visit www.la-quinta.org and click "search" "facility" "calendar" and select your date and time.

La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma
(760) 777-7170

La Quinta - Then and Now "Iconic Light"
The photographic works of Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange
This exhibit features rarely seen 1930's era photos of the Coachella Valley. This exhibit will be here through August 15, 2015.

La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
Library Hours
Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm
 
The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. The Library offers weekly story times, classes, educational series, and special programs such as entertainment and movies. Please visit the Library for a list of programs.
La Quinta AYSO
Fall Registration Dates
Amelia Earhart Elementary
45250 Dune Palms Rd

Tuesday, May 12
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 13
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $100 per player

AYSO accepts cash or checks made payable to AYSO.
Please bring proof of Date of Birth if player is new to the region.
Parent or Legal Guardian must be present at time of registration.
Visit our website for more informationwww.laquintasoccer.com
May in La Quinta
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues, and so much more.  
Better Together Cancer Outreach
Saturday, May 2 @ 8 a.m.
Wellness Center
78450 Avenida La Fonda

We invite you to join the City of La Quinta and nonprofit Cancer support services from the Coachella Valley in our "Better Together Cancer Outreach" event. The event will begin with a walk around La Quinta's beautiful Civic Center Campus at 8am with Mayor Linda Evans. Along the walk we invite all participants to sign the giant white ribbons in honor or memory of a loved one. At 9am we invite everyone inside the Wellness Center to watch a slide show, listen to guest speakers, and gather information from local organizations. So grab your friends and family and show your support. Light refreshments will be available.

Ages:  All ages welcome!
Date:  Saturday, May 2
Time:  8 a.m. Walk begins
   9 a.m. Main Wellness Center event begins
Cost:   FREE!!
 
Community Activities
Click here to view our May classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the May issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce inside City Hall.

Register for classes at www.la-quinta.org/register
 
4th Annual Y Tri
Saturday, May 16 @ 9 a.m.
Fritz Burns Park
78080 Frances Hack Lane
(Corner of Avenue 52 and Bermudas)

Children will swim, bike, and run through a safe triathlon course! This non-competitive event will start off with a swim in the pool, then a traffic-free bike course, and a run in the park. Bring a swim suit, a bike in good working order, a helmet, running shoes, and a bunch of enthusiasm.

Ages:  5 through 8 years old
Date:  Saturday, May 16
Time:  8 a.m. on-site registration/ check-in begins
   9 a.m. event begins
Cost:   $10 per participant

Register at:
Family YMCA of the Desert
43930 San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260    (760) 341-9622
 
Disc Golf Tournament "Under the Stars"
Saturday, May 23 @ 10 a.m.
Grab your discs and join us for some high flying disc action. All ages and experience are welcome - there will be a division for everybody.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division (advanced, novice, youth).

Date:  Saturday, May 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Cost:   $10 per player, on-site registration
Location:  Civic Center Campus
(Behind the La Quinta Library)

For more information please call (760) 777-7094.
 
2015 Summer Golf Tour
The La Quinta Summer Golf Tour is back. This 13 week golf program allows participants to play the finest courses in the Coachella Valley. Tour participants may pick and choose which courses they would like to play. Players may choose to play in either single or team divisions. You do not have to be a La Quinta resident to join the tour. Registration begins on Monday, May 4.

Location:  Premier golf courses throughout the Coachella Valley
Date:        Saturday, June 6 - Saturday, August 29, 2015
Age:         All ages welcome!
Cost:        $69 Enrollment fee plus weekly course green fees

For more information please call (760) 777-7091.

Nature Walk
Join us for our last Adult Nature Walk of the season. Nature Walks begin at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.

Date:  Saturday, May 16
Time: 8 a.m.
Cost:   FREE!!
 
Fritz Burns Pool

The Fritz Burns Pool offers a variety of classes, programs, and special events for children and adults of all ages. Here are some of the pool programs:
  • Early season Water Aerobics and Swim Lessons begin May 11
  • On-site registration will be taken Sundays, May 3 and 10 at Fritz Burns Pool from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Pool rentals can be arranged on any day of the week during May. Please contact the Family YMCA at (760) 341-9622 for rental rates and availability.
  • Registration for summer swim programs will be available at the Y Tri event on Saturday, May 16 at Fritz Burns Park from 9am to 11am. 
  • Pool will be open for the season on Monday, June 15.
  • Click here for the Fritz Burns Pool Summer 2015 Catalog                                  
For more information on summer aquatic programs, please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 or visit www.ymcaofthedesert.org
 
Wellness Center

The La Quinta Wellness Center offers a wide variety of classes for all ages along with a state of the art fitness area.

A few of the many programs:
  • Chair Yoga
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Youth Glee Club
  • Tiny Tigers Taekwondo    
Fitness Facility:
  • Technogym Cardio and Strength Training Equipment
  • Free Weights 
  • Stretch Area
  • Annual Memberships - 
    • Residents $50 per year
    • Non-residents - $75 per year
    • Daily Fitness Pass - $5

To review the LQ Active Newsletter please click here. Program information is also available online at    
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

La Quinta Events, April 2015

QUICK LINKS
Future Special Events
Mark your calendars and tell your family and friends!

5/2 - Better Together Cancer Outreach Event@ 8 a.m. Wellness Center

5/8 - Moonlight Movie - Paddington @ 8 p.m. - La Quinta Park

5/16 - "What is our footprint?" Nature Walk @  8 a.m. -Bear Creek Trail

5/22 - Moonlight Movie - Planes Fire and Rescue @ 8 p.m. - Monticello Park

5/23 - Disc Golf @ 10 a.m. - Civic Center Campus

Moonlight Movies
Bring your low-back chairs and blankets and enjoy a free movie shown on a 20' inflatable movie screen.

 
4/10 - Big Hero 6 @ 8 p.m. La Quinta Park

 
4/24 - BoxTrolls @ 8 p.m. - Adams Park

La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma
(760) 777-7170
Life in La Quinta and Early California
Become familiar with the local history of the Cahuilla Indians, native desert animals, and the first resorts. Experience pioneer life in early California with artifacts, dioramas, and hands on activities!

La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
It's Your Library
The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. Weekly story times, monthly book clubs, and special programs are just a few of the activities you can find at the Library.

April in La Quinta
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues, world class events, and so much more.  
Wellness Center

The La Quinta Wellness Center offers a wide variety of classes along with its state of the art fitness equipment.

A few of the many programs:
  • Ballroom Dance
  • Tai Chi
  • Youth Glee Club
La Quinta's Got Talent Special Event:
  • Friday, April 24 from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Auditions, Friday, April 3 from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Free!!
Fitness Facility:
  • Technogym Cardio and Strength Training Equipment
  • Free Weights and Stretching Areas
  • Zero Impact Strength Training Machine
  • Annual Memberships - 
    • Residents - $50
    • Non-residents - $75
    • Daily Fitness Pass - $5
For more information please contact us at (760) 564-0096 or email  wellnesscenter@la-quinta.org. The Wellness Center is located at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, south of the La Quinta Library.
 
Keep connected with the LQ Active Newsletter. Click here to view.
 
Community Activities
Click here to view our April classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the April issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce inside City Hall.

Register for classes at  www.la-quinta.org
 
Annual Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4 @ 9 a.m. SHARP
Egg Hunt

Grab your friends and a basket for the City of La Quinta's annual egg hunt! Children, up to age 10, are welcome to participate in the egg-cellent event. Look for candy and toy filled eggs scattered around. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15 am with special guest judge Janet Zappala from KMIR News. A special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too!

Don't forget to check those eggs for a special golden ticket! Turn it in for a special prize!
  • Location: La Quinta Park (Corner of Blackhawk Way and Adams)
  • Bring a basket to collect eggs
  • Free Bunny photos
  • Bounce Houses
For more information please call 760-777-7094.
City Picnic and Birthday Bash
Saturday, April 25 @ 9 a.m.

Celebrate the City of La Quinta's 33rd Birthday Party with your friends and family while enjoying this high energy event. Enjoy non-stop entertainment, great music, kids zone, hot dogs, cookies, cold drinks, and plenty of giveaways. This will be an event you will not want to miss! 

Free train rides around the park will also be available.
  • Location: Civic Center Campus (corner of Calle Tampico and Washington)
  • Local Vendors
  • Kids Zone
  • FREE!
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
Walk with the Mayor
Saturday, April 25 @ 8 a.m.

Everyone is  invited to join Mayor Linda Evans for a  walk around the Village. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get exciting information about our beautiful City. This is a walk you definitely want to tell your friends and family about. Don't forget after the walk to visit the "City Picnic and Birthday Bash" at 9 a.m. at the Civic Center Campus.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. And don't forget to bring some water.  Walk is approximately 3 miles and will meet at the City Hall South parking lot.
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
Disc Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 11 @ 10 a.m.

Grab your discs and join us for some high flying disc action. The City of La Quinta and Helix Disc Golf have teamed up to bring you exciting disc golf. All ages and experience are welcome - there will be a division for everybody.
Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each division (advanced, novice, youth).
  • Location: Cove Oasis (Corner of Calle Tecate and Avenida Madero)
  • Registration to be taken onsite day of the event
  • $10 per player
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
Nature Walks and Guided Hikes


Provided by the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve. Join us each month for a unique look at our local environment with special guest leaders and topics.
Nature Walk:
Saturday, April 18 - Myths of La Quinta - Stewards
8am, Easy, 3 miles

All Nature Walks are Easy and begin at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.

Nature Hike:
Tuesday, April 14 - Tuesday Morning Hike with Bill Baker

Moderate, 2 -3 hour hike, covers 4 miles or less and 800 feet elevation gain beginning at 8 am. Meet at the Cove Oasis parking lot.

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, April 18 - Garner Valley      
Easy, 5 Miles, 9 am.

Meet at the Art Smith Trail parking lot off of Highway 74 about three miles south of the intersection of Highway 111 and Highway 74 in Palm Desert California. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
  
(760) 777-7094   |  communityservices@la-quinta.org

Friday, March 6, 2015

Realty Advisor, March. how can I get rid of those pests!

Real Estate Advisor: March 2015
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Common Pests and Your Home

The list of new responsibilities can seem overwhelming when you buy a home or become a first-time homeowner. One responsibility that tends to get overlooked until it becomes a larger issue is that of household pests. A household pest is "a destructive insect or other animal that attacks" your home. Pests range throughout the U.S., but the most common pests are those that have become almost commonplace in our lives. Here are some of the most common pests encountered by homeowners throughout the U.S., and what you can do to help prevent pests in your home.

Most common Spring and Summer Pests:


Termites:

Termites are generally grouped by their nesting and feeding habits: subterranean, soil-dwelling, dry wood, damp wood and grass-feeding. They feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaves, soil and animal dung. Termites can cause significant structural damage to buildings. Those classified as subterranean and dry wood are those that are responsible for the damage to homes.


Ants:

Ants are the most common household pests in the north central states. They are social insects, and they have a wide variety of nesting habits. Ants can build nests in soil, behind moldings, baseboards and counter tops, and some types nest in decaying or moisture damaged wood. Ants will feed on all types of food, and ant damage varies. Most ants cause little damage, but carpenter ants can weaken wood structures similar to termites, and the majority of ants don't transmit diseases.


Flies:

Flies are some of the most annoying pests in the home. They land on almost every surface, and their diet includes a wide variety of foods: human food, animal food, animal carcasses, garbage and excrement. Flies also carry germs and diseases. They are known to transfer over 100 pathogens, some of which include salmonella, anthrax, tuberculosis, and the eggs of parasitic worms.

Spiders:

Spiders are generally not harmful and they do feed on other insects like flies and other spiders. Most spiders found in the home are not venomous, but there are some that homeowners don't want to find inside their house. The Black Widow and Brown Recluse are two of the most talked about spiders homeowners do not want to find in their homes. Black Widows can be found throughout the U.S., and Brown Recluse are predominately found in the Midwestern States, most notably Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. All spiders have the ability to travel to all states by ways of hiding in boxes, packages and produce.

Most Common Fall and Winter Pests:




Stink Bugs:

Stink bugs are found throughout the U.S., and most of the time homeowners don't know they have an issue until early fall, when stink bugs turn up on the sunny side of homes where they can warm themselves. During the summer months stink bugs live outside, feeding on fruits, grains and other crops. During the colder months, stink bugs will hide inside walls or in attics and crawl spaces. These bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they produce when they feel threatened.

Rodents:

Rodents are warm-blooded and are found throughout the U.S. The most common types of rodents are mice and rats. Both rapidly breed and are capable of squeezing through spaces that appear smaller than their bodies. Rodents seek warm shelter in the cold months, particularly mice, who seek food, water and warmth within homes. Generally, if one rodent is found, many more are hiding nearby.

How to Avoid Pests:

Most home pests can be avoided by doing simple, everyday things. As a homeowner, make sure your doors and windows are closed, as these are the most common ways for pests to enter a home. Make sure window and door screens are in good repair or working order. By eliminating moisture buildup in small areas and basements you reduce the risk of creating hospitable environments for pests. Sealing openings in a home's foundation will help reduce access to your home.
Trees harbor pests -- by keeping tree branches trimmed and away from the home you deter pests (especially spiders) from having easy access to your home's roof. Moisture attracts pests -- direct rain water away from the home and foundation to prevent possible moisture buildup. If you have fire wood, store it at least 20 feet away from the house. Flies and other pests are attracted to garbage, so ensuring that garbage cans are sealed tight and all animal deposits are picked up will help reduce the risks of attracting pests into your home. The best deterrent to pests remains a clean, uncluttered home, where food, crumbs, and anything else that has the potential to attract pests is put away, covered or thrown away.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Updated March La Quinta Events 2015

QUICK LINKS
Future Special Events
Mark your calendars and tell your family and friends!

4/11 - Disc Golf Tournament @ 10 a.m. Cove Oasis

4/14 - Tuesday Morning Hike with Bill Baker @ 8 a.m. - Cove Oasis parking lot

4/18 - "Myths of La Quinta", Nature Walk @  8 a.m. -Bear Creek Trail

4/18 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ 9 a.m. - Garner Valley

4/25 - City Picnic and Birthday Bash @ 10 a.m. - Civic Center Campus

La Quinta Museum
77885 Avenida Montezuma
(760) 777-7170
Life in La Quinta and Early California
Become familiar with the local history of the Cahuilla Indians, native desert animals, and the first resorts. Experience pioneer life in early California with artifacts, dioramas, and hands on activities!
"It's About Time!"

"It's About Time!" - Features the concept and history of
time and timepieces. Come and punch in on the time clock and take your timecard as a souvenir. There are sundials, kitchen clocks and timers, wristwatches and
so much more! 
La Quinta Library
78275 Calle Tampico
(760) 564-4767
It's Your Library
The La Quinta Public Library offers FREE programs for the whole family. Weekly story times, monthly book clubs, and special programs are just a few of the activities you can find at the Library.

Day of the Young Child
Saturday, March 28 @ 9 a.m.

Free family festivities at La Quinta Civic Center Campus. Enjoy kids activities, snacks, entertainment, and much more! Search "Week of the Young Child - Coachella Valley" on Facebook.

March in La Quinta
La Quinta is a little piece of paradise surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa mountains offering year-round sunshine, scenic hiking and biking trails, spectacular golf, magnificent views, fabulous shopping and dining venues and so much more.  
Wellness Center

The La Quinta Wellness Center offers a wide variety of classes along with its state of the art fitness equipment.

A few of the many programs:
  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Youth Glee Club
  • Interval Training
  • Computer training courses
Fitness Facility:
  • Technogym Cardio and Strength Training Equipment
  • Free Weights and Stretching Areas
  • Zero Impact Strength Training Machine
  • Annual Memberships - 
    • Residents - $50
    • Non-residents - $75
    • Daily Fitness Pass - $5
For more information please contact us at (760) 564-0096 or email  wellnesscenter@la-quinta.org. The Wellness Center is located at 78450 Avenida La Fonda, south of the La Quinta Library.
 
Keep connected with the LQ Active Newsletter. Click here to view.
 
Community Activities
Click here to view our March classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the March issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce inside City Hall.

Register for classes at  www.la-quinta.org
 
4th Annual Desert Youth Olympics
Saturday, March 21 @ 9 a.m.

Grab those sneakers and join in on the fun at the 4th Annual Desert Youth Olympics. Children ages 3 to 8 will have the opportunity to compete in the 20 yard dash, long jump, hurdles, and more. Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing and shoes.
Age groups 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (Boys and Girls Divisions)
  • Location: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Fields
  • Registration - $10
  • Register before Friday, March 6 and receive an event t-shirt
  • Onsite registration will also be accepted
  • Registration/ Check-in begins at 8 a.m.
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information or register at www.la-quinta.org.
Police Safety Fair
Saturday, March 14 @ 9 a.m.

Join the City of La Quinta, La Quinta Police, and Desert Recreation District for a FREE Safety Fair which will include Police and Fire vehicles, K-9 demonstration, bicycle obstacle course, safety education, vendor information booths, raffle, prizes and much more.
FREE Child Car Safety Seat reviews will be available ***By appointment only.*** Each review will take approximately 30 minutes. Please call 760.863.8034 to schedule your appointment - These fill up fast, so please call today!
  • Event time:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Fields
  • Attendance is FREE
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information or register at www.la-quinta.org.
Walk with the Mayor
Saturday, March 14 @ 7 a.m.

Everyone is  invited to join Mayor Linda Evans for a  walk in beautiful North La Quinta. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get exciting information about our beautiful city. This is a walk you definitely want to tell your friends and family about.


Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. And don't forget to bring some water.  Walk is approximately 3 miles and will meet at the Colonel Mitchell Paige parking lot.

 
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
Nature Walks and Guided Hikes


Provided by the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve. Join us each month for a unique look at our local environment with special guest leaders and topics.
Nature Walk for Kids and Families:
Saturday, March 14 - Nature Scavenger Hunt
9am, Easy, 3 miles

Nature Walk:
Saturday, March 21 - Birds and Backyard Habitat
8am, Easy, 3 miles

All Nature Walks are Easy and begin at the Shade Shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove.

Nature Hikes:
Saturday, March 14 - Cove to Lake Cahuilla

Moderate, 6.5 miles, 900'+ elevation gain; 3-4 hours beginning at 8 am. Meet at the Cove Oasis parking lot.

Saturday, March 10 - Tuesday Morning Hike with Bill Baker

Moderate, 2 -3 hour hike, covers 4 miles or less and 800 feet elevation gain beginning at 8 am. Meet at the Cove Oasis parking lot.

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, February 7 - White Water Canyon, Pacific Trail Loop      
Easy, 5 Miles

Meet at 9am and carpool from the Albertson's Shopping Center Palm Desert South Parking Lot (2 rows in front of Postal Connection, 42185 Washington St.) for a beautiful easy 5 mile hike. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.
Annual Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4 @ 9 a.m. SHARP
Egg Hunt

Grab your friends and a basket for the City of La Quinta's Annual Egg Hunt! Children, up to age 10, are welcome to participate in the egg-cellent event. Look for candy and toy filled eggs scattered around. A chalk drawing contest begins at 9:15 a.m. with a special guest judge Gloria Rodriguez, anchor and producer of the morning news at KMIR6. A special visit from the Easter Bunny is planned too! Also don't forget to check those eggs for a special golden ticket! Turn it in for a special prize!
  • Bounce Houses
  • La Quinta Park (Corner of Blackhawk Way and Adams)
  • Bring a basket to collect eggs
For more information please call 760-777-7094.
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
  
(760) 777-7094   |  communityservices@la-quinta.org