Friday, January 30, 2015

La Quinta Events/ Feb. 2015

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 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
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

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
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   |

Monday, January 19, 2015

Amazing winter views!

 La Quinta Real Estate, homes for sale

Sometimes when you live here, you forget how beautiful the area really is during the winter!