Wednesday, December 31, 2014

La Quinta Events, Jan 2015

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

2/7 - Hike with Philip Ferranti @ Mecca Hills

2/14 - "Nature Rocks! Let's explore Geology", Kids Nature Walk - @ Bear Creek Trail

2/14 - Nature Hike @ Bear Creek Palm Oasis

2/21 - "Birds and Backyard Habitat", 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!
"It's About Time!"

Opens January 27 featuring the concept and history of time and timepieces.
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.Click Here for a list of January programs.
"Music, Movement, & Stories with Ms. Sarah"

Join Ms. Sarah Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Lounge.

January 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 Grand Opening

Memberships available starting January 13, 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 or email 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 January 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
Humana Community Events

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.

Humana Day @ 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.

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, January 10 - Nature spy - who lives here?     9am, Easy, 3 miles

Nature Walk:
Saturday, January 24 - Where does our water come from and how can we use less? - Harry Quinn      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:
Wednesday, January 14 - Boo Hoff Trail - Mark Johnson Strenuous, 7 miles

This fast paced hike with 1,600 ft. elevation gain will meet at the Top of Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate at 5am. Bring a headlamp, water, hiking boots. 

Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, January 10 - Back of Cove 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.

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
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.

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

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