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La Quinta Events Jan 2016

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January 2016
Wellness Center Anniversary Party
Saturday, January 16, 2016:
Join us as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the La Quinta Wellness Center. Activites planned include: Fitness equipment and class demonstrations, nutritional wellness demonstrations, free giveaways, membership renewals, and more. Start the day off right with a “Walk with the Mayor” at 8am leaving from the Wellness Center, then return to the Wellness Center at 9am for the festivites.

8am — “Walk with the Mayor”
9am–Noon — Wellness Center Anniversary Party
Join us for the 19th Hole Block Party
19th Hole Block Party
Friday, January 22, 2016: 4pm–11pm
Old Town La Quinta

After a day out at the CareerBuilder Challenge, come over and party with us! Enjoy live music on multiple stages, dancing, great food, drinks, and more. Performances by: WAXY, R Buckle Road, 212 Band, Martini Kings, EDM DJ’s and other special guests. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and performer announcements.
Dog Hikes
January 6, 2016: Meet at the Top of the Cove (corner of Calle Tecate and Ave Madero) @ 8:30am. Presented by Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Dogs! Fetch your master and your leash for a session of adventurous canine companionship. Be trained on observing Bighorn Sheep and other desert animals. We’ll explore a desert trail with happy tails! Learners welcome, but no aggressive dogs, please.
In case of rain Happy Tails walk will be cancelled, however it will occur in drizzling conditions.
Guided Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti:
Saturday, January 9 — 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. Offered by the City of La Quinta, Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and Friends of the Desert Mountains

Bring 2 liters of water per person (more for longer, strenuous hikes), snacks, and lunch for longer hikes. Wear close-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen.
Nature Walk for Kids and Families:
Saturday, January 9 — Cove to Lake Cahuilla Family Hike at 9am; moderate 4.8 miles and 3-4 hours round trip, 330 ft. elevation gain. Nature Hikes and Walks meet at the Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate at 9am.
Nature Hike:
January 16, 2016: Boo Hoff Trail @ 8am- Strenuous, 7 miles, 1,600 ft. elevation gain. Nature Hikes and Walks meet at the Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate at 8am.
Better Together Cancer Outreach:
Saturday, January 30 @ 10am, La Quinta Civic Center Campus

We invite you to join the City of La Quinta and 5 nonprofit cancer support organizations of the Coachella Valley at our 2nd Annual Better Together Cancer Outreach event. The event will begin at 10 am with a walk around La Quinta’s beautiful Civic Center Campus. Along the walk, you’ll be able to sign giant white ribbons in honor or memory of a loved one. Afterwards, listen to guest speakers, enjoy music and light refreshments, and gather information about how these local organizations serve all people affected by cancer. So grab your friends and family and show your support!
Susan G Komen, Inland EmpirePendleton FoundationGilda’s Club, Desert CitiesDesert Cancer FoundationAmerican Cancer Society
Youth Tennis
La Quinta Tennis Academy is now forming classes for the next session beginning on Monday, Feb 8 at Fritz Burns Park! Join us for the best tennis instruction in the valley.
Session IV: February 8 – March 18
6 week session
10 & Under Classes (Once a week $66, Twice a week $120)
Red 1: (8 & Under Beginner) & Red II: (8 & Under Intermediate)
Monday 4–5p
Wednesday 4–5p
Orange I: (10 & Under Beginner)
Tuesday 4–5p
Thursday 4–5p
11 & Over Classes (Once a week $99, Twice a week $198)
Level I: (Beginner) & Level II: (Intermediate)
Monday 5–6:30p
Wednesday 5–6:30p
For more information or to enroll a student into the program, please or call the office at (760) 895-1817.
Spring Season
Friday Night Lights Football at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School Fields:.
  • 6 vs 6 Flag Football grades K-8
  • Season: Fridays, beginning February 19, 2016
  • 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 or call (760) 636-0477.
Y Flag Football League — Ages 6–14
Get ready for a great season of flag football. We will teach you everything you need to know to be a part of the team! We will play 5 on 5 so everyone gets involved. Every player will receive uniform and flags and no extra charge. Register now at
In parnership with the YMCA of the Desert.
Season Dates: Fridays, January 22 – March 11, 2016
Price: $95 per participant
Location: La Quinta Sports Complex
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register.
Y Rookies Football - Ages 3-5
Children between three and five years old learn the fundamentals of football in a non-competitive environment. They will play games and run drills plus learn sportsmanship, fair play and participation. All participants receive a shirt and award. Register now at
In partnership with the YMCA of the Desert.
Session: Fridays, January 22 – March 11, 2016
Price: $95 per participant
Location: La Quinta Sports Complex
Please call the Family YMCA of the Desert at (760) 341-9622 for more information or to register.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars and tell your friends and family!
2/3 Dog Hikes — Top of the Cove
2/6 Hike with Philip Ferranti — Mecca Hills
2/6 Nature Walk for Kids and Families — Wellness in Nature: A Scavenger Hunt
2/13 Nature Hike — Bear Creek Palm Oasis
2/20 Nature Hike — Exploring Cahuilla Trails, Top of the Cove