Prairie Dog Pal-Ooza Fundraising event for Prairie Dog Pals with presentation by Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, prairie dog language researcher. Includes a silent auction, entertainment, refreshments, great music by country-blues band Selsun Blue, and a chance to save prairie dogs and their habitat.
Directions: St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque
Website: www..prairiedogpals.org For more information, contact: Tammy Fiebelkorn PO Box 14235 Albuquerque, NM 87191 505-410-3884 or 505-296-1937 firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE with museum admission: Kid Capers Tours at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
Uncover the mysteries of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science during tours for families with 2 to 12 year-old children.
Tours will be led by museum educators and will include age-appropriate activities and specimen observations. Tours are from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every first and third Wednesday of March, April, and May.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science @ 1801 Mountain Rd NW
April 14, 2007 Fly-Fishing Clinic at Tingley Beach Don’t miss the instruction of basic fly-tying methods, fly-rod casting techniques, fishing etiquette, effective “catch and release” practices and enhancement of advanced skills. Equipment and supplies are available for use during the clinic on a first come, first serve basis and are free of charge. Participants are welcome to bring their own gear. 10 am-12 pm. Tingley Beach. 1800 Tingley Drive SW. Admission: free. 768-2000.
April 15, 2007 Introduction to Nature Journaling Workshop Discover a new way of seeing the natural world around you and join Petroglyph National Monument volunteer and artist Ray Kriese for this nature journaling workshop. A combination of writing and drawing methods will be explored. Regardless of experience, if you like or love nature, you will find this free workshop enjoyable. Advanced registration required. 10 am-2 pm. Petroglyph National Monument . Las Imágenes Visitor Center. 4735 Unser Blvd. NW at Western Trail. Admission: $5. 899-0205 ext. 332.
April 18 - 22, 2007 King Midas and the Palace of Gold New Mexico Young Actors present King Midas and the Palace of Gold. Book by Vera Morris, Music By Gerald Castle, Lyrics by Michael Vigilant King Midas is a powerful ruler who can think only of gold. He uses a birthday wish to receive “The Golden Touch.” At first he’s ecstatic but slowly it dawns on him that even a king cannot eat gold food or drink gold water. How Midas learns his lesson but is punished for his greed makes this popular tale a musical delight. Saturday 2 pm. and Sunday 2 pm. KiMo Theatre. 423 Central Ave. NW. Admission: $8. 768-3544. http://www.cabq.gov/kimo
April 19 - 25, 2007 Pueblo Days Don’t miss a vast array of activities including traditional dances, art demonstrations, entertainment and educational activities. Daily bread baking demonstrations in the Plaza Horno by Michelle Sandia from Jemez Pueblo and the Annual Children’s Art Show open daily from 9 am-5 pm in the North Gallery. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. 2401 12th Street NW (1 block North of I-40). Admission: adults $6, children (5 years and up) $3. 843-7270. http://www.indianpueblo.org
April 20, 2007 Children’s Book Fair Children from schools throughout Albuquerque will arrive at the Civic Plaza for education and entertaining activities focused on books and reading. Planned displays and activities include: live entertainment and storytelling, a large display that follows a book from an initial idea to a bookstore shelf, and into a home where it brings magic into young lives. Visit the arts and crafts booth, a visual history of an ancient printing press and so much more. 10 am-5:30 pm. Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza. http://www.cabq.gov
April 20, 2007 International Children’s Day In conjunction with Día del Libro Children’s Book Fair being held at the Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza, the day is also one that celebrates children worldwide. The Book Fair and International Children’s Day celebration will feature music by Mariachi San Jose, Matachines de Cochiti Dance Group, a troupe of musicians, magicians, jugglers and dancers and so much more. 10 am-5:30 pm. Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza. http://www.cabq.gov
April 20 - 21, 2007 Underwater Overnight at the Aquarium Spend the night at the aquarium learning about marine species and their nighttime behavior. Participate in a variety of activities for all age groups, such as an aquarium scavenger hunt, “Ocean Jeopardy”, guided tours, and art activities based on different marine animas. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Friday 7 pm-Saturday 8 am. Albuquerque Aquarium. 2601 Central Ave. NW. Admission: $25 per person. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/aquarium/
April 21, 2007 Cosmic Carnival & Family Astronomy Program Celebrate National Astronomy Day at LodeStar. A free fun and exciting event for the whole family. Come and join us as we present science and astronomy to the New Mexico community, featuring telescopes and hand-on science! In addition, learn about the Earth & Moon inside Lodestar, located inside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Museum. Free with any venue purchase. 2 pm-4 pm. LodeStar Astronomy Center. 1801 Mountain Road NW. Admission: adults $7, seniors $6, children (3-12) $4. 841-5955. http://www.lodestar.unm.edu
April 21, 2007 Earth Day-Party for the Planet This year the BioPark is celebrating Earth Day in a BIG way! Visitors of all ages can learn about taking care of Planet Earth at all BioPark Facilities-aquarium, botanic garden, zoo and Tingley Beach. There will be fun activities and entertainment. http://www.cabq.gov
April 21, 2007 Founder's Day Parade Participants from throughout the city will highlight Albuquerque’s proud and distinguished history representing the Native American, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Territorial, and Statehood eras. The parade will include floats, musical and marching bands, horse/riding groups, antique cars, and much more. Parade can be viewed from the Old Town Plaza or Tiguex Park. Admission: free. 768-3556. http://www.cabq.gov/crs/specialevents.html
April 21, 2007 Showstoppers!-New Mexico Symphony Orchestra Pops greatest hits! The most exciting, thrilling, entertaining, famous songs from Broadway, the movies and the pop charts. 8 pm. Popejoy Hall, University of New Mexico campus. Admission: $52-$37. 881-8999. http://www.NMSO.org
April 21, 2007 Traditional Dress from Around the World A multicultural presentation of traditional dress, dance and music from around the world. Support the Maxwell while enjoying fine cuisine, fashions, and art. Maxwell Museum at the University of New Mexico. Admission: $50. 277-5963. http://www.unm.edu/~Maxwell/