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March 2016 La Quinta Events

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February 2016
March 3-6, 2016 - 10AM - 5PM
La Quinta Civic Center Park

The City's commitment to the arts is heralded by its association with the nationally acclaimed La Quinta Arts Festival held annually in March. Presented by the La Quinta Arts Foundation, this fine art festival is ranked #1 in the nation and features the work of over 230 renowned contemporary artists. Staged at the visually stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, the event is complimented by live entertainment, food and wine. For more information, visit the La Quinta Arts Festival website.
The Foundation also produces other popular art events in La Quinta, including Art Under the Umbrellas. Form more information, visit
Community Services Classes and Programs March & April
Online registration available at For more information, please call (760) 564-0096.
Community Services and Programs March & April
Wellness Center
Wellness Center Events
Register Now for Upcoming Luncheons!
March Luncheon - Thursday, March 10, 11:15 a.m.
$4 per person (maximum of 2 people per household).
Online registration is available at
La Quinta Library
Programs at Colonel Mitchell Paige
Join us every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00pm for FREE programs for kids & tweens!
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
43495 Palm Royale Dr, La Quinta, CA 92253
For more info call: 760-564-4767
Programs presented by La Quinta Library:

*NOTE: Program themes rotate weekly and are age specific! See programs & ages below:
-Pajama Jamboree: Stories & songs in PJ's for ages 3-12.
-No-Bake: Cooking activities for ages 3-12.
-Tween Book Club: For tweens ages 9-12, online registration required at
-Crafty Tuesday/Thursday: Crafts & no-bake recipes for ages 3-12.
-Tween STEAM: Science, technology, engineering, arts, & math projects & crafts for ages 9-12.
-Full STEAM Ahead: Science, technology, engineering, arts, math projects & crafts for ages 3-12.

March 2016 Program Dates:

3/1-Pajama Jamboree

3/3-No-Bake Cooking: Marshmallow Hats

3/8-Tween Book Club

3/10-Tween STEAM: Electronics Learning Lab

3/15-Crafty Tuesday

3/17-Crafty Thursday

3/22-Full STEAM Ahead

3/24-Full Steam Ahead

April 2016 Program Dates:

4/5-Pajama Jamboree

4/7-No-Bake Cooking

4/12-Tween Book Club

4/14-Tween STEAM: Electronics Learning Lab

4/19-Crafty Tuesday

4/21-Crafty Thursday

4/26-Full STEAM Ahead

4/28-Full STEAM Ahead
Upcoming Special Events
BNP Paribas Open
March 7-20
Indain Wells Tennis Garden
This tournament is the largest two-week combined ATP World Tour masters 1000 and WTA Premier professional tennis tournament in the world. It features the top men and women professional players competing in a 96 singles draw and 32 doubles draw. You may purchase tickets
Desert Youth Olympics
Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m.
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School
Registration - $10 (plus transaction fees). Register online here or at event starting at 8 a.m.
Children ages 3 years to 8 years will have the opportunity to compete.
Youth Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.
La Quinta Park (Across from La Quinta High School)
Join us for the annual Youth Egg Hunt. The event includes: egg hunt areas by age group, chalk drawing contest, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more.
Pillars of The Community
Thursday, March 31
Celebrates residents who have been nominated by community members for doing something significant for the City of La Quinta.
City Picnic
Saturday, April 30
Civic Center Park
Enjoy live entertainment, food, games and a great time at the City of La Quinta Picinic. Bring the family to this free event and enjoy the day meeting other residents as well as learning about different services offered to members of the community.
Guided Hikes & Walks
Hikes around the Coachella Valley with Philip Ferranti
White Water Canyon - Pacific Trail Loop* - Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m.
Garner Valley Hike - Art Smith Trail Parking Lot - Saturday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

All partcipants should dress appropriately and bring water. Meet and carpool from 42185 Washington Street (Albertson's Shopping Center Palm Desert - south parking lot, first two rows in front of the Postal Connection).
*Group potluck immediately following at Whitewater Preserve Visitor facility. Please contact Philip Ferranti to partcipate at (760) 345-6234.

Dog Hikes presented by the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument
Wednesdays, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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. Meet at the top of the Cove (corner of Calle Tecate and Avenida Madero.)

Family Hike - Wellness in Nature; a Scavenger Hunt with Volunteer Hike Leader
Saturday, March 5 at 9 a.m.
An easy 1-2 mile hike at the top of the Cove. Meet at the Cove Oasis/top of the Cove parking lot.

Bear Creek Wash & Environs Hike with Katie Barrows - Spring Wildflowers
Saturday, March 19 at 8 a.m.

An easy 1-2 mile hike at the Bear Creek Wash. Meet at teh Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate.

Nature Hike - Where was the Ranch of the Seventh Range?
Saturday, April 9 at 9 a.m.

An easy hike led by Hal Summers exploring Cahuilla petrogylphys, early Japenese settler etchings and CVWD's recharge ponds. Meet at the Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate.

Nature Hike - Geology
Saturday, April 16 at 8 a.m.

An easy 1-2 mile hike led by Joe Migliore to the Top of the Cove exploring the amazing geology of our mountains. Meet at the Top of the Cove parking lot on Calle Tecate.
Open Gym (Boys & Girls Club)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Volleyball: Mondays/Thursdays
Basketball: Tuesdays/Wednesdays

For more information or to enroll a student into the program, please or call the office at (760) 895-1817.
Book Park Rentals Online!
Reserve the Fritz Burns Park or La Quinta Park by visiting and click "Search" > "Facility" > "Calendar" and select your date and time.
The La Quinta Wellness Center is available for private rentals! This facility is perfect for your wedding reception, birthday party, company gathering, banquet, neighborhood event, family reunion, or other social event. The multi-purpose room has a capacity of 200 and includes tables and chairs for up to 200 people. An elevated stage and dance floor are included; large kitchen is available for additional fee. Call (760) 777-7090 for more information and pricing.