"Around the World in 80 Days" program at the Balloon Museum! Opening event on Wednesday, July 4th from 10am-4pm with subsequent events each Saturday from 10am-4pm through September 1st.
The balloon "lands" in a new country each Saturday to explore its culture and connections with ballooning. Enjoy classroom craft and learning activities related to the country: food sampling, entertainment, guest speakers, demonstrations, and more for the whole family!
FREE with admission! Call 768-6028 for more info or visit their website!
On the second Saturday of each month, Lowe's hosts a building workshop for children, free of charge. I believe it starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one-hour.
On the first Saturday of each month, Home Depot offers the same sort of workshop between 9 a.m. and noon. (It only lasts that long if there's enough interest.)
These are free programs and great for both genders. Free aprons and eye protection are usually included and available for take-home. Certificates are personalized and offered at the end for successful completion of the project. Lowe's gives a patch and a sticker. Home Depot gives a pin for clothing. These are fun to collect and/or scrapbook. Take your camera . . . it's a hoot!
First Fridays Fractals: In the LodeStar Planetarium
On the First Friday of each month come to the planetarium to behold the spectacular beauty and mystery of Fractals. Come and enjoy these fantastic creations and learn about the beauty of fractal patterns, fractal mathematics, Chaos Theory, and fractals in nature in this LIVE presentation in our 55 foot digital dome theatre. This presentation is entertaining for young and old alike and is guaranteed to educate and entertain all who watch!
This presentation has been produced by the Fractal Foundation and is being presented in coordination with your local, friendly, world class planetarium: LodeStar!
Contact, Struggle and Change: Spain Meets the First Nations July 21-22 from 10 am - 4 pm
From art to agriculture, music to medicine, Native and Spanish cultures in New Mexico influenced each other in ways you may not have realized. See how the Spanish learned new traditions from the Native Americans, what they contributed to the Indians in return, and how some things be- came a blend of both worlds. There will be demonstrations and presen- tations by Native Americans both days.
Lavender and Herb Fair July 28-29 from 10 am - 4 pm
Celebrate the revival of the lavender tradition in New Mexico! Alhucema - lavender - was brought from Spain to the New World and coveted for its many uses, from medicinal to flavorful. The Lavender and Herb Fair has become one of the museum's most popular events. Visitors can view the museum's herb fileds, make their own lavender "wand," hear ex- pert presentations, buy lavender/herb products and even sample foods made with lavender. Museum exhibits will be open..
July 7, 9:00am-3:00pm Orienteering: Learn the proper way to use a compass to find your way through one of our many orienteering courses.
The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center is an environmental education center located in Cedar Crest. The center teaches over 10,000 students a year about the Sandia Mountains, ecology and conservation.
Sandia Mountain Natural History Center's First Saturday Series The Sandia Mountain Natural History Center will be opening its doors to the public the first Saturday of every month between March and September. All Saturdays will include self-guided hikes, two hands-on exhibit rooms (Eco-Casa and Explorer's Center), and a bird viewing deck. Every month will have specific themes such as birding, guided hikes, and family days. Education sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. Special equipment such as GPS units, field guides, and binoculars will be available in limited numbers for check-out from the SMNHC staff.
For more information and directions, contact the SMNHC at 281-5259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I signed up my oldest for Circus Camp this July 30th- Aug. 3rd, 8:30-11:30am. It's for 5-15 year olds and they do a performance at the end of the week. It's $200 per camper and they will get to do some work on the trapeze (what my daughter is most excited about). If your child is young, the owner does like to meet with the child first to determine if the child is where he or she should be (physically and personality-wise) to do well at the camp.
Rosalinda was a homeschooling mom for years! Call her at 459-3385 for more info.