"Around the World in 80 Days" program at the Balloon Museum! 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!
Friday, August 3, 7pm - $10 at the door. Country Barn Dance with Syd Masters & the Swing Riders
Saturday, August 4, 11am Concerts, workshops, contests, jam sessions. Two stages featuring: * Claire Lynch Band * Cedar Hill * Sweet Sunny South * Mystic Lizard * Daybreak Express * The Nob Hillbillies * Duke City Swampcoolers * Coyote Crossing * The Squash Blossom Boys
At 4pm, a Fiddle Contest, Guitar Contest with an instrument awarded the winner.
Sunday, August 5, 11am Gospel with: * Cedar Hill * Chris Jones & the Night Drivers * Coyote Crossing * Daybreak Express
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!
August 4, 9:00am-3:00pm Plant Identification: Ever wonder what the names of all those wildflowers and plants are? Let a SMNHC instructor help you identify the trees, plants, and flowers of the Sandias.
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 email@example.com
Summer Festival and Frontier Days August 3,4 & 5 10 am - 4 pm
Meet the colorful characters who put the wild in wild west! Mountain men and women will demonstrate their skills and spin tales of the past at encampments throughout the ranch. Flint knapping, panning for gold, hide tanning and bow making are just some of the activities your family will be able to observe and participate in. Limited activities on Friday.
Celebrating New Mexico Music & Dance August 11-12 10 am - 4 pm
There is a lot more to New Mexico music than Mariachi! Influences from native cultures, Mexico and Spain will be celebrated, but we will also look at things a bit closer - tracing the origins of Flamenco back to Egyptian belly dance for example. Local musicians and dance groups will educate and entertain you; and children will enjoy a castanet workshop and making their own musical instruments from recycled objects.
Uniquely New Mexico: Food, Art & Adobe! August 25-26 10 am - 4 pm
A million things make New Mexico unique. On this weekend, we’ll celebrate three of them. Sample foods made from traditional recipes and using crops grown on the ranch; make adobe bricks and learn the basics of building with them; paint a retablo with a master santero or learn to do decorative tinwork with an hojalatero. You will leave with even more love for the Land of Enchantment than you came with!
ALSO: New Mexico is known for balloons! Weather permitting, your family will be able to take a ride in a tethered hot air balloon. (This has previously happened during Fiesta de los Ninos)
El Rancho De Las Golondrinas 334 Los Pinos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-471-2261
Families will choose 5 different activities with our Starfire Instructors such as: archery, art project, woodshop project, or our famous tree climb. For those 8 years and older, there is also the target sports of BB gun or paintball slingshot. On your own, there is swimming, ropes course, mountain bike (bring your own bicycles) and even Frisbee golf. Dinner included -- Yummee!! (And Mom doesn't have to cook!!) Stay for the evening campfire with skits (you know you have talent), songs, stargazing. Overnight is optional! Tent camping or RV's welcome (no hookups)
Enjoy Bob's special pancake breakfast! More activities! All Camp Inspirational! Lunch! Goodbye Hugs!
Saturday and Sunday: $35 per person Saturday only: $30 per person
APS Materials Warehouse - 912 Oak Street - Salvage yard outside. Free tables, student desks, teacher desks and more.Best time to stop by is the end and start of school year. They are open Monday - Friday from 7am-3pm. Materials will be donated to any non-profit organization or person.
Directions: Exit I-25 on Lead/Coal. Turn left onto Coal. Turn right onto Mulberry. Go through Gates. Blue Building just south of Milney Stadium.
They have middle school and high school "combo desks." They expect to get in other materials mid-August.
One Heartbeat Rhythm Circle™ When: Wed., Aug. 1, 2007 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where: Apple Mountain Music Address: 10301 Comanche NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 Ages: 8+ Children must be accompanied by participating adult. $10 Adults, $8 Seniors 65+, $6 Youth 8-17 Call PROJECT HEARTBEAT to register: (505) 332-2141
One Heartbeat Rhythm Circle™ When: Fri., Aug. 17, 2007 Time: 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Where: Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Ctr, Rm. 4 Address: 501 Elizabeth SE Albuquerque, NM 87123 $8 Adults, $6 Seniors 55+/Teens, $4 Youth 8-12 Call PROJECT HEARTBEAT to register: (505) 332-2141
Saturday, August 4th - Sunday, August 5th 2007 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Route 66 Run, Rally & Rock
Events include a tractor drive, fun run, awesome music festival and opportunity to experience wildlife up-close. Additional events and games for kids at Rich Ford in Edgewood. Fun for the entire family!
Saturday, August 25th 2007 6:00-8:00pm followed by telescope viewing- rain date Aug. 26th
Barnaby Bear Star Gazer Party
Join HCS Creative Endeavor's for a free educational community event! Barnaby Bear's Star Gazer Party will be held Aug. 25th at the Paradise Hills Park! Join us for star gazing, hands-on educational activities, crafts and games. Barnaby Bear, the literacy bear, will be the "star" of the evening. He will teach kids about the night sky, read a story, and sign autographs, while spreading the word that "Readers Are Leaders!" Activities will be provided by Radio Disney, Rio Grande Astronomical Society, ABQ Rocket Society, New Mexico Kids,Albuquerque/Bernadillo Library, ABQ Ride, and the Albuquerque Home Learners. Join the Boy Scouts at their "Camp Adventure" booth. The Girl Scouts will also be at the event to teach kids how to make silly putty as part of their "Girl Scientist" booth! The City of ABQ Parks and Recreation will provide a climbing wall and World Balloon Promotions will be at the event with a HOT AIR balloon! Barnaby Bear will look forward to seeing you there! PLEASE BRING A BOOK TO DONATE!: We will be collecting children's books to donate to ABQ RIDE's "Discover A Book Program" as part of our Barnaby Bear and Books Literacy Program. Books we collect at this event will be placed on the city buses for children to read while riding the City of Albuquerque's Transit system! Hinkle Family Fun Center will offer a coupon in exchange for book donations!
General Information & Fees:This event is organized by HCS Creative Endeavor's as part of a Barnaby Bear & Books literacy program.
Saturday, August 11th 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Old Town Plaza
Activities Live Salsa music throughout the day and evening, a chile roast at the San Felipe de Neri courtyard that will also feature delicious homemade Mexican specialties for sale, lots of fun activities for children and the opportunity to stroll and shop throughout the entire Old Town area will attract thousands of area residents, as well as visitors to our community.
Best Commercial/Professional Salsa Competition Some of Albuquerque's biggest salsa producers are preparing to compete against one another for title of "Best Salsa" at the this year's event. Catagories include Hot, Medium and Specialty. Is your salsa going to represented? Check out this exhibitor application brochure (4 MB pdf) for more information or call (505) 768-3556.
Best Homemade Salsa Competition Do you think you make the best homemade salsa in Albuquerque? If so, enter the Homemade Salsa Competition. To enter just download the application form (1 MB pdf), fill it out and submit the form along with the $25 entry fee to one of the addresses listed. All participants are required to attend a City-provided class on preparing and serving food to the public. This class will be held at 3:30 pm, Tuesday, July 31 at South Broadway Cultural Center. Good luck, and may the best salsa win!
Our Folk Art Festival is August 11 from 11am-4pm in Robinson Park. It's a wonderful family and community event, so be sure to come. It starts with a giant puppet parade at 11 am, followed with live music, belly dancers, art tents for kids, 75 folk art vendors, food vendors, etc. It is a fabulously fun event! If you want to be a vendor, please come in soon to sign up at OFFCenter, 808 Park SW. If you'd like to volunteer to help before or during the event, please call (247-1172) and let us know. Also we have some great workshops coming up:
GIANT PUPPET-MAKING WORKSHOPS: Tues, July 24. 6 to 8pm Sat, July 28. 12 to 4pm Tues, July 31. 6 to 8pm Thurs, Aug 2. 6 to 8pm
MASK-MAKING WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS: Saturday, June 30. 9:30-11:00am Saturday, July 21. 9:30-11:00am Saturday, August 4. 9:30-11:00am
Call us with any questions! Please join in the fun! Hope you're having a great summer! OFFCenter Staff