Wednesday, November 26, 2014

December La Quinta Events

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

1/10 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ Mecca Hills

1/10 - "Nature Spy-Who Lives Here?", Kids Nature Walk - @ Bear Creek Trail

1/14 - Nature Hike @ Boo Hoff Trail

1/24 - "Where Does Our Water Come From?", Nature Walk @ Bear Creek Trail

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!
Journey Stories

A collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Exhibit Envoy.
November 25, 2014 to January 3, 2015.
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.
Storytime @ Farmer's Market

Join Ms. Sarah for a special storytime at The Certified Farmers' Market in Old Town La Quinta! 

December 14 @ 10am (on grass lawn)
Every 2nd Sunday of the month.

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 here 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 special visit from Santa, festive music, live entertainment and new this year, a Race Car Train free for all to enjoy.
Date:  Friday, December 5
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:
Saturday, December 20 - Explore Boo Hoff's History and Trail - Bill Baker

Third Saturday of the month beginning at 8 AM. All 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:
Sunday, December 7 - Boo Hoff Trail - Mark Johnson

This strenuous 7 mile hike will meet at the Top of Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate at 7am.

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, December 6 - Back of Cove Loop
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.
Coming in January to the Wellness Center

Memberships available starting January 5, 2015 and 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.
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.
YMCA Flag Football

The City of La Quinta has partnered with the YMCA of the Desert and Friday Night Lights to offer more exciting flag football at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School. 

Winter Season

Family YMCA of the Desert:
  • 5 vs 5 Flag Football ages 6-14, $90
  • Y-Rookies ages 3-5, $80
  • Season: Fridays,  January 23 - March 13, 2015
  • Registration: November 3 - December 5, 2014
If you have a flag football team do not forget to join the YMCA's Flag Football Tournament on December 14 for $90 per team. Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register. 

Spring Season

Friday Night Lights:
  • 6 vs 6 Flag Football grades K - 8
  • Season: Fridays, beginning March 2015
  • Registration Now Open
Join the largest flag football league in the United States. Everyone plays 3 out of 4 quarters in this fun and exciting new league. For more information or to register please visit or call (760) 636-0477.
Humana Community Events 
January 2015

Humana Well-Being Walk and Healthy Fun Fair
La Quinta Civic Center Campus
78495 Calle Tampico
Saturday, January 17, 2015 - FREE!
Walk:  8am Registration -  9am Start
Fair: 9am - 1pm

Join us at our new location for a morning walk and fun fair for the whole family! Start your morning with an energetic warm-up and stretch. Walk around the beautiful Civic Center Campus with each step counted toward a donation to Enjoy live music, healthy food vendors, kids fun zone, booths from local businesses, and much more. Hosted by Chad Benson, local radio personality.

Humana Day at the Certified Farmers Market
Old Town La Quinta
78100 Main Street
Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 8am  - 12pm - FREE!

Join us for 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 popular local chefs as they teach you how to cook healthy dishes with items selected from the Farmers Market booths.

La Quinta Community Services Department
78495 Calle Tampico 
La Quinta, CA 92253 
(760) 777-7090   |

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