Monday, December 2, 2013

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!
Creativity in La Quinta
Take Two
Come see the creative imaginations of 31 talented artists who live in La Quinta.
October 10, 2013  through January 14, 2014
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.
One-on-One Electronic
Device Appointments
10:30am - 4:30pm
December 11 & 18
December 5, 12, & 19
Bring your device and meet with Jade for a 30 minute consultation to learn about the tools you already own. Please register at the front desk in advance.
La Quinta Fitness Center
77865 Avenue Montezuma
(760) 564-9921
La Quinta residents can join today for only $50 
  • Spa Like setting
  • Wellness System
  • Smart Key Equipment
  • Fitness Assessments
  • Personal Trainers 
The Adopt-A-Park Program allows residents who want to get involved an opportunity to accomplish something positive, fun, and educational for the community while promoting civic responsibility and community spirit.
For more information contact or for an application
Employment Opportunities
The City of La Quinta currently has employment opportunities for the position of Recreation Leader (Part-Time). 

For more information or for an application please

December 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.  
Community Activities
Click on the above photo to view our December classes, events, hikes, and much more. Pick-up the December issue of The Gem at the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce or inside City Hall.

Register for classes at
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The City of La Quinta invites you to ring in the holiday season with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Celebrate the season with a specil visit from Santa, festive music, and live entertainment. Performances include Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Choir, La Quinta High School Dance groups, and much more.
Date:  Friday, December 6
Time:  6 PM
Location:  Old Town La Quinta Event Lawn
  78100 Main Street
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:
Third Saturday of the month beginning at 8 AM. All 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.
December 21 - Where does water come from?
Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
December 7 - Exploring the Back of the Cove
Join us at 9 AM for a beautiful easy 5 mile hike. Meet at the Cove Oasis Parking Lot. All participants should dress appropriately and bring water.

Disc Golf Instructional Clinic
Grab your discs and join us for an instructional clinic with Helix Disc Golf professionals at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. Great for both first time players and experienced players. Learn to imrpove your skills from local disc golf professionals and get ready for the January 18 disc golf tournament at the Cove Oasis.

Date:  Saturday, December 7 
Time: 10 AM
Cost:   Free! 
Location: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
 43495 Palm Royale Drive
Humana Community Events 
January 2014

Humana Fit, Fun, and Forever Week
La Quinta Senior Center
78450 Avenida La Fonda
Monday, January 6  - Friday, January 10 beginning at 8am

Join us for a week of fun activities for a healthier you. Come participate in scenic walks around La Quinta's Civic Center Campus led by local hiking and walking groups. There will be health screenings, fitness demonstrations, information on how to eat better, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Free shirts will be given to the first 150 participants.

Wellness Walk
La Quinta Community Park
77865 Avenida Montezuma
Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 9am - FREE!
Registration begins at 8am

Start the morning off with an active warm-up before a fun walk on the Bear Creek Trail. This 5 3/4 mile (round trip) walk will have 4 rest stops with snacks, drinks, and special prizes for your effort.

Healthy Fun Fair 
La Quinta Community Park
77865 Avenida Montezuma
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10am - 2pm - FREE!
Join us for a fun day full of healthy activities, live performances, Interactive Kids Fun Zone with inflatables, carnival games, and much more. Local nonprofits and health based agencies will be on-site promoting their programs and services. A great time for the whole family!
Humana Day at the Certified Farmers Market
Old Town La Quinta
78100 Main Street
Sunday, January 12, 2014 from 8am  - 12pm - FREE!

Bring the family out to enjoy top notch freshness at the La Quinta Certified Farmers Market. Local farmers will have their fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, flowers, and more for sale. Check out food demonstrations by some of the hottest chefs in La Quinta.

Flag Football Tournament
Come out for a day of Flag Football competition and fun. All teams are welcome and are guaranteed 2 games at the tournament. Matching jerseys and "Triple Threat" flags are required and are not included. For more information or to register please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622. Registration is now open!

Date:  Saturday, December 15 
Time: 10 AM
Cost:   $90 per team
Ages:  6-7; 8-9; 10-11; 12-14
Location: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
 43495 Palm Royale Drive
The Center

Looking for a new exercise class for yourself or a Tae Kwon Do class for the little ones, look no further because the La Quinta Senior Center has programs for you and your family.
La Quinta Senior Center Classes:
  • Ages 18 and up, Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
  • All Ages, Monday - Friday 5  - 9 PM
  • Friendly staff prepared to answer questions  
  • LQ Active Newsletter
Program information is also available online at 
La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
(760) 777-7090   |