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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David Burke
Phone Number
Direct: 760-250-2570
Mobile Phone: 760-250-2570
Office Fax: 800-774-5902
Licensed Number
01426860
Email Address
David@LaQuintaRE.com

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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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

La Quinta Events March 2015


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

3/14 - La Quinta Police Safety Fair @ 9 a.m. - Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School

3/14 - "Nature Scavenger Hunt", Kids Nature Walk @ 9 a.m. -  Bear Creek Trail

3/14 - Nature Hike @ 8 a.m. - Cove to Lake Cahuilla

3/21 - "Spring Wildflowers", Nature Walk @  8 a.m. -Bear Creek Trail

3/21 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ 9 a.m. - White Water Canyon, Pacific Trail Loop

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.

Tween Book Club
(9-12 years old)

Meetings are held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. from February 10 - April 28. Registration is required at the Children's Reference Desk.

Celebrating Black History Month
Join us to Celebrate Black History month on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa in La Quinta.

For more information contact 760-777-7085.

February 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 Now Open

Memberships are available so start your New Year out right. 
NEW 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 Rates Available
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 February classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the February issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce inside City Hall.

Register for classes at  www.la-quinta.org
City Programs @ Colonel Mitchell Paige
 
Hoop Dance
This uplifting aerobic workout combines the toning benefits of cardio with a mind body connection while improving hand-eye coordination, flexibility, and core strength. No experience required.
Participants are asked to bring a hula hoop or purchase one from the instructor for $20.
  • Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • $24 per month
  • Pre-registration required
For more information contact the Wellness Center at 760-564-0096 or register at www.la-quinta.org.

Music, Movement, & Stories with Ms. Sarah!
Join Ms. Sarah for Music, Movement, & Stories! This program is for children 3 - 5 years old (potty trained) who can sit independently, listen to stories, and follow our Storytime Leader! We welcome the parent & child to attend this fun program together!
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • FREE!!
  • Parents are required to stay onsite
For more information please contact the La Quinta Library at 760-564-4767.

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, February 14 - Nature Rocks! Let's explore Geology
9am, Easy, 3 miles

Nature Walk:
Saturday, February 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 Hike:
Saturday, February 14 - Bear Creek Palm Oasis - Jim Smith/ Cam Barrows

Strenuous, 9 miles, 2,000'+ elevation gain; 5+ hours to Bear Creek Palm Oasis and back beginning at 8 am. Meet at the Cove Oasis parking lot.

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, February 7 - Mecca Hills       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.
Walk with the Mayor



Join Mayor Linda Evans for a walk in beautiful La Quinta. 
  • Saturday, February 21 at 8 a.m.
  • Meet at La Quinta Park Pavilion (Corner of Adams and Blackhawk Way)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring water
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
4th Annual Desert Youth Olympics



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)
  • 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.
  • Event begins at 9 a.m.
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information or register at www.la-quinta.org.
Y Rookies T-Ball



The YMCA of the Desert is offering Y Rookies baseball at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. Participants will learn the fundamentals of baseball in a non-competitive environment. Kids will play games and run drills that will build fundamentals. All participants receive a shirt and award.
  • Y Rookies ages 3-5, $90
  • Season: Saturdays, March 21 - May 16, 11 a.m.
  • Registration opens Tuesday, February 9
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register. 
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
  
(760) 777-7094   |  communityservices@la-quinta.org

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Alternative Energy for your home

Real Estate Advisor: February 2015
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Alternative Energy and Your Home

We all appreciate electricity -- each one of us uses it in some capacity every day. Heating and cooling our homes is one of our top priorities, not only for our comfort but also for our safety. In recent years more and more information about alternative and green energies has become available to consumers. Green or alternative energy is energy that is produced from renewable resources: wind, water, or sunlight. Here are some of the most-readily available options for alternative energy systems offered to home buyers right now:


Solar Power

Solar power is "the power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun's rays." This is done through solar panels and photo voltaic cells on the panels, which convert the sunlight into usable energy. Solar power is the most common and popular option for homeowners looking to take the first step toward alternative energy. Solar uses the power of the sun, so this option is best for homes or properties located in areas where sunlight is strong year-round. There are three types of solar panel systems: On-Grid Battery Systems, which are connected to the grid but also contain batteries that can store excess energy; On-Grid Systems without batteries – these are more simple and easier to install, but if the power goes out in the area the system will shut off; and Off-Grid Systems, which are not tied to the electricity grid and generate all their power independently.
At the current moment, solar power accounts for three-tenths of one percent of the total energy consumed in the U.S. (instituteforenergyresearch.org/). For those who live in year-round sunny climates – California, Arizona, Hawaii, etc. – a solar panel system can pay for itself in as little as three years (judithcurry.com).


Wind Power

Another popular alternative energy option that has been seen throughout the U.S. is wind power. Wind power is the "power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind." Modern wind power uses wind turbines to harness wind's kinetic energy, which is then turned into electricity. There are different types of wind power: Utility-scale, which are the large wind turbines seen on the side of hills-- these are larger than 100 kilowatts and deliver electricity directly to the power grid; Distributed, which are smaller turbines, 100 kilowatts or less, and these deliver electricity directly to a home or small business. There are also offshore wind turbines, but these are mostly found outside the U.S. At the current moment, the U.S. receives about 4.1 percent of its electricity from wind power (www.awea.org/).
Wind power is an excellent option for those who live in areas where there is a good source of wind all year long. Initially, wind power systems can be expensive, and the turbine prices vary depending on the type, manufacturer and the area you live in. Many people look to the advantages of wind power over the initial investment – utility bills are cut and the homeowner has control of knowing how his/her energy is generated, and there are generally federal tax credits available to those who buy a wind power system.


Geothermal Power

Geothermal power is "the heat from the Earth." Geothermal power takes advantage of the earth's natural heat. Geothermal energy is harnessed in two ways: tapping extremely hot temperatures via steam at great depths, or the use of moderate temperatures at shallow depths (http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/). In almost all parts of the U.S., the shallow ground (upper 10 feet of the Earth's surface) maintains a nearly constant temperature of 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. To use this naturally occurring heat, consumers can install a geothermal heat pump. The pump utilizes air or antifreeze liquid in pipes. The liquid or air is pumped through the pipes, which are buried underground, and comes back into the building. In summer, when the temperatures are hotter above ground, the liquid or air moves heat from the building into the ground; in the winter, when temperatures are colder, the pipes pump pre-warmed air or liquid into the building. Geothermal power is also a renewable energy that can supply continuous power (www.ucsusa.org/)
Geothermal systems can be expensive to set up, with estimates into the low $40,000s. There are tax credits available, which can cover 30% of the total cost of a new geothermal system. Geothermal systems last about 20 years before needing new parts, and over the course of a 20 year lifespan, these systems can save homeowners upwards of $60,000 in electricity costs (www.esquire.com/).
The U.S. relies heavily upon fossil fuels for its energy sources. Currently, 82 percent of U.S. energy demand is met by fossil fuels (coal, petroleum (oil) and natural gas) while the other 18 percent is met by renewable energy and nuclear energy (instituteforenergyresearch.org/). Electricity is a vital part of the U.S. economy, and it helps a household run every day. Homeowners have options in every facet of their lives, and energy is no different. Fossil fuels are a finite resource – exploring other options available to homeowners not only opens up access to other technologies and ideas, but it also helps the Earth. Alternative energy also presents more reliable and efficient energy sources. When a homeowner or consumer gets more reliance and efficient energy, more money is saved in the long run, making for a happy, safe and sustainable home.
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David Burke
Phone Number
Direct: 760-250-2570
Mobile Phone: 760-250-2570
Office Fax: 800-774-5902
Licensed Number
01426860
Email Address
David@LaQuintaRE.com

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La Quinta CA 92253 
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Friday, January 30, 2015

La Quinta Events/ Feb. 2015


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

3/14 - La Quinta Police Safety Fair @ 9 a.m. - Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School

3/14 - "Nature Scavenger Hunt", Kids Nature Walk @ 9 a.m. -  Bear Creek Trail

3/14 - Nature Hike @ 8 a.m. - Cove to Lake Cahuilla

3/21 - "Spring Wildflowers", Nature Walk @  8 a.m. -Bear Creek Trail

3/21 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ 9 a.m. - White Water Canyon, Pacific Trail Loop

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.

Tween Book Club
(9-12 years old)

Meetings are held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. from February 10 - April 28. Registration is required at the Children's Reference Desk.

Celebrating Black History Month
Join us to Celebrate Black History month on Wednesday, February 18 at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa in La Quinta.

For more information contact 760-777-7085.

February 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 Now Open

Memberships are available so start your New Year out right. 
NEW 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 Rates Available
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 February classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the February issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce inside City Hall.

Register for classes at  www.la-quinta.org
 
City Programs @ Colonel Mitchell Paige
 
Hoop Dance
This uplifting aerobic workout combines the toning benefits of cardio with a mind body connection while improving hand-eye coordination, flexibility, and core strength. No experience required. 
Participants are asked to bring a hula hoop or purchase one from the instructor for $20.
  • Tuesdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • $24 per month
  • Pre-registration required
For more information contact the Wellness Center at 760-564-0096 or register at www.la-quinta.org.

 
Music, Movement, & Stories with Ms. Sarah!
Join Ms. Sarah for Music, Movement, & Stories! This program is for children 3 - 5 years old (potty trained) who can sit independently, listen to stories, and follow our Storytime Leader! We welcome the parent & child to attend this fun program together!
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m.
  • FREE!!
  • Parents are required to stay onsite
For more information please contact the La Quinta Library at 760-564-4767.

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, February 14 - Nature Rocks! Let's explore Geology
9am, Easy, 3 miles

Nature Walk:
Saturday, February 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 Hike:
Saturday, February 14 - Bear Creek Palm Oasis - Jim Smith/ Cam Barrows

Strenuous, 9 miles, 2,000'+ elevation gain; 5+ hours to Bear Creek Palm Oasis and back beginning at 8 am. Meet at the Cove Oasis parking lot.

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, February 7 - Mecca Hills       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.
Walk with the Mayor

Join Mayor Linda Evans for a walk in beautiful La Quinta. 
  • Saturday, February 21 at 8 a.m.
  • Meet at La Quinta Park Pavilion (Corner of Adams and Blackhawk Way)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and bring water
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information.
4th Annual Desert Youth Olympics

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)
  • 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.
  • Event begins at 9 a.m.
Please call the Community Services Department at (760) 777-7094 for more information or register at www.la-quinta.org.
Y Rookies T-Ball

The YMCA of the Desert is offering Y Rookies baseball at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. Participants will learn the fundamentals of baseball in a non-competitive environment. Kids will play games and run drills that will build fundamentals. All participants receive a shirt and award.
  • Y Rookies ages 3-5, $90
  • Season: Saturdays, March 21 - May 16, 11 a.m.
  • Registration opens Tuesday, February 9
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register. 
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
  
(760) 777-7094   |  communityservices@la-quinta.org