This Program will emphasize beginning skating skills, stick-handling, basic strategy and positioning. This class is specifically designed for those skaters who recently completed a minimum of Basic I Ice Skating lessons with the Outpost Ice Arena.
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!
April 7, 9:00am-3:00pm Hiking Basics: Learn to properly prepare for a safe hike and minimize your impact through Leave No Trace hiking techniques.
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
REGISTRATION at the Memory Walk 4/21/2007 8:00 am - 9:00 am OPENING CEREMONIES - Welcome by Mayor Martin Chavez and our Statewide Honorary Memory Walk Chair Lt. Governor, Diane Denish. La Cueva HS MJRROTC-Honor Guard. 4/21/2007 9:15 am - 9:30 am 1K and 3K MEMORY WALK 4/21/2007 9:30 am - 10:30 am Kids Korner-Entertainment by the "Memphis P Tails" - Refreshments - Raffle - Fill out Tribute Flags 4/21/2007 9:30 am - 10:30 am REMEMBRANCE MOMENT - Mike Henry & the Shrine Bag Pipe Band - Flight of the TRIBUTE FLAGS!! 4/21/2007 10:30 am - 10:45 am TEAM & Individual Awards 4/21/2007 10:45 am - 11:00 am Raffle Drawings 4/21/2007 11:05 am - 11:30 am Closing of the 14th Annual Albuquerque Memory Walk THANKS for helping to END Alzheimer's!! 4/21/2007 11:30 am -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The 2007 Albuquerque Memory Walk will be held on Saturday, April 21st, 2007 at Civic Plaza. Memory Walk is the national signature fund-raising event of the Alzheimer's Association. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million to help fight Alzheimer's and help those currently living with the disease. The Alzheimer's Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is advancing progress in prevention and cure and provides support for all those affected by Alzheimer's. Memory Walk is a noncompetitive walk, and a festive event for families, coworkers, and friends of all ages. Please join us in taking steps to end Alzheimer's.
Taiko Drumming -- Get a physical workout while learning this explosive Japanese drumming art form every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8:30 pm. Beginners welcome. $15. For more info, call Blake at 256-5252.
Driving Directions: From Rainbow and King (next to the school and parking lot, which 1 mile south of Progress and Rainbow), go 2.6 miles west on King. Turn right on Serenade (there is a street sign), and go 1.1 miles north.Turn right on Progress (there will be a sign posted), and go 1.5 miles east to the launch site.
Jump In! And Win! With Corbin! and Radio Disney A Double Dutch Jump Rope exhibition at ABQ Uptown, on Louisiana at Indian School Road.
Radio Disney AM 1240 is hosting a "Jump In! Double Dutch Showcase!" You can learn how to Double Dutch while you are there! Enter to win a Jump In! DVD and soundtrack CD. One lucky winner will also be entered into the National sweepstakes drawing for a trip for four to Los Angeles, California to spend a day with Corbin Bleu! (date tba)
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 email@example.com
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/
April 21 - 22, 2007 1st Annual Nob Hill Recycled Art Show Meet the artists and peruse through their treasures of recycled art works and enjoy music by John Simmons-“The Human Jukebox.” 10 am-6 pm. Ghost Town Trading Co. 111 Carlisle Blvd NE. 255-5656 or 888-224-8280. http://www.ghosttowntradingco.com
April 21 - 22, 2007 Fiestas de Albuquerque Celebrate Albuquerque’s rich history and unique cultural diversity. Activities include, live musical and dance performances, fun jumps, face painting, juggling/magic, and lots of great food. 12 pm-5 pm. Tiguex Park. On the corner of Mountain Rd. and 19th St. NW. Admission: free. 768-3556. http://www.cabq.gov/crs/specialevents.html
April 22, 2007 Fiesta de Albuquerque Half Marathon Ideal weather on a loop course sets the stage for an exhilarating half-marathon designed to shatter personal bests-plus a post race breakfast with entertainment. Half marathon & 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk & 5K Race Walk. 7 am. Balloon Fiesta Park. 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE. 856-9377. http://www.the-athletes-edge.com
April 26 - 28, 2007 24th Gathering of Nations Pow Wow North America's largest powwow featuring aisles of shopping throughout the Indian Traders Market with 800 artists and traders, plus native food, traditional dancing and dancers. Native American culture and pride, competition Indian singing, over 3000 dancers, Indian traders market and the crowning of Miss Indian World. The Pit, UNM Arena. 836-2810. http://www.gatheringofnations.com
April 27, 2007 ¡Viva la Pepa! A group of four musicians that play medieval, renaissance and traditional music from Spain and France. Tom Lozano, Rima Montoya, Sharon Berman and Juan Wijngaard use a variety of instruments in their performances, including hurdy-gurdy, recorder, guitar, flute, tromba marina, bagpipe, lute, bandurria, accordion, and several types of percussion, all of which combine with their voices. 7 pm. National Hispanic Cultural Center. 1701 4th St. SW. 7 pm. Admission: Free. 246-2261. http://www.nhccnm.org
April 28, 2007 Children’s Seed Festival at the Garden Cleebrate the connections between seeds, plants and humans with some “seed-happy” people during the Children’s Seed Festival at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden. Visitor can learn through hands-on discovery stations about the ways seeds travel, the amazing variety of seed shapes and sizes and the incredible adaptations that allow seeds to grow in some of the harshest environments in the world. 10 am-2 pm. Albuquerque Aquarium/Botanic Garden. 2601 Central Ave. NW. Admission: adults $7, seniors $3, children (3-12) $3. 764-6200. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/aquarium/
April 28, 2007 National Junior Ranger Day Activities In celebration of Junior Ranger Day, Hawks Aloft, Inc. a non-profit organization that cares for injured indigenous birds will be at the Petrogylph National Monument Visitor Center. Docent from Hawks Aloft will present educational programs on the anatomy, habit, and behavior of indigenous wild birds. Bird identification tips and pointers will also be discussed. 10 am-3 pm. Petrogylph National Monument Visitor Center. 4735 Unser Blvd. NW. at Western Trail. Admission: Free. 899-0205 ext. 332.
AFD/APD officers, police squad car and fire truck on display. AFD/APD officers to read books to children. Admission is one slightly used book per child for donation to Abq and Rio Rancho public libraries. Fundamentals Gymnastics 4432 Anaheim NE 889-4656
Celebrate Dia de los Ninos @ the Lomas Tramway Library 908 Eastridge NE. This year’s celebration will feature La Cucaracha, an interactive puppet show and show & tell with puppets and instruments from around the world. Appropriate for kids, school groups, and families. Each child that participates will also get to take home their very own book (while supplies last).
April 25, 3:30 PM Celebrate Dia de los Ninos @ the Cherry Hills Library 6901 Barstow NE This year’s celebration will feature La Cucaracha, an interactive puppet show and show & tell with puppets and instruments from around the world. Appropriate for kids, school groups, and families. Each child that participates will also get to take home their very own book (while supplies last).
April 25, 10:15 AM Celebrate Dia de los Ninos @ the East Mountain Library 1 Old Tijeras Rd. (next to Tijeras Post Office). This year’s celebration will feature La Cucaracha, an interactive puppet show and show & tell with puppets and instruments from around the world. Appropriate for kids, school groups, and families. Each child that participates will also get to take home their very own book (while supplies last).
April 27, 10:30 AM Celebrate Dia de los Ninos @ the Main Library, 501 Copper Ave . This year’s celebration will feature La Cucaracha, an interactive puppet show and show & tell with puppets and instruments from around the world Appropriate for kids, school groups, and families. Each child that participates will also get to take home their very own book (while supplies last).
April 27, 4PM Celebrate Dia de los Ninos @ the Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE. This year’s celebration will feature La Cucaracha, an interactive puppet show and show & tell with puppets and instruments from around the world. Appropriate for kids, school groups, and families. Each child that participates will also get to take home their very own book (while supplies last).
Jakers! Storytelling Workshop. This workshop highlights the Emmy award winning PBS series Jakers! Participants will understand the concept of the series and how the series incourages reading, storytelling, creativity and offers resources to teach our children to become amazing storytellers.
Free! Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center 9800 4th St. NW must call 277-4087 to register
Shred Day Meet Radio Disney AM 1240 at Wells Fargo, 6000 Menaul NE (by Coronado Mall). Moms and Dads can bring all sensitive documents to be shred while the kids play along with Wells Fargo's Jack the Dog and Radio Disney AM 1240! We'll have free Radio Disney AM 1240 goodie bags and free food, too.
Evening of Dancing With Horses Bernalillo Sheriff's Posse Grounds 10308 2nd Street NW (on 2nd Street between Alameda and Tramway) Call 897-0367 or 610–3468 for information http://www.lazyriverpony.com/
April 29 Spectacular Evening Equestrian Performance 7pm till 9pm Bernalillo Sheriff's Posse Grounds is located at 10308 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM on Second Street between Alameda and Tramway. Call 505 - 897 - 0367 / 610 – 3468 for information on class schedules. http://www.lazyriverpony.com/
Monday, April 23, 6-8 PM Jazz: Celebrating it's History @ Cherry Hills Library A discussion of the history of jazz from 1900-1975, featuring samples of Dixieland, swing, bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, avant garde and jazz rock fusion, led by Mark Tatum from UNM’s Music Department. Mr. Tatum teaches Double Bass and Jazz Studies in addition to being an experienced classical and jazz musician who has performed with many notable figures including Rosemary Clooney, Herbie Mann and Wynton Marsalis.
Read to the Dogs Would your child like a patient, attentive friend to read to? Read to the Dogs provides an opportunity for your child to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere.
Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers bring registered therapy dogs who sit calmly and quietly for a story. Children can practice reading out loud without fear of judgement. It's a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Please register in advance. Reading sessions will be first come, first served.
Participating Libraries Cherry Hills Library, 857-8321 Dogs are available on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month @ 1 PM
East Mountain Library, 281-8508 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
Main Library , 768-5136 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
North Valley Library , 897-8823 Dogs are available on the 4th Saturday of every month @ 1 PM
Where: Santa Ana Star Center 3001 Civic Centre Rio Rancho NM 87144
Event Description: This is a family event! Let's take the youngsters to THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH AN UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD. Thursday night April 26th @ 7:30pm at the Santa Ana Star Center. The tickets are $12.00 per person this includes children's tickets unless there under two and there going to sit on your lap. We need to buy our tickets ASAP so we can get good tickets because this is opening day. This should be alot of fun.
Balloon Summer Camp at the Balloon Museum is coming up! Pre-register now because it will fill up AND there is a 10% late fee after May 15th. Here's the details:
Balloon Summer Camp. Learn about ballooning history, piloting, crewing, navication, weather, and more through hands-on experiences at the Balloon Museum! There will be four separate 5-day sessions targeting specific age groups. For more information about these sessions and other details, contact the office at 880-ofoo. Enrollment is $150 but scholarships ARE available. The camp session are held between June 4th and June 29th.
Saturday, April 21, 2007 10am - 4pm at "McDonald’s Farm" inside the fairgrounds through "Expo New Mexico" Admission is FREE! Parking is $4/car.
Learn what you can do to protect New Mexico's resources. We will have knowledgeable trained exhibitors on hand to talk to children and parents about steps and precautions to be included in their daily living. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about innovative technology including, sustainable agriculture, conservation, biotechnology, energy and water use.
Kid’s Earth Day will: 1. Showcase New Mexico Environmental steps taken to protect our resources. 2. Demonstrate environmental steps and precautions to be included in our daily living. 3. Demonstrate innovative technology, sustainable agriculture, conservation, biotechnology, energy, water use, and other innovative production techniques. 4. Provide education activities during non-fair times for the public. 5. Provide a team of knowledgeable trained exhibitors in eco-management willing to educate the future generations in environment friendly practice.
Friday, April 20, 2007 - preliminaries from 8:30am – 5:30pm - finals from 7:30-10pm in the Kiva Auditorium of the Albuquerque Convention Center Admission is $5 for each event (prelims and finals) or $8 for the entire day
ShowFest 2007 is a competition of 13 show choirs representing high schools primarily from the greater Albuquerque metropolitan area.
We anticipate over 300 high school students will participate in the competition!!!
As a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Duke City Chorus has the vision to “lead the cause of encouraging vocal music in our schools and communities.” To this end, the members of the DCC organize youth outreach activities such as ShowFest as a service to our younger generation, our schools, and our community. For more information, see our web page (http://dukecitychorus.com) and follow the “Youth Outreach” link.
or, contact Larry Schoof at 505-828-2510 (home) or 505-844-5156 (work).
DATES: Friday, May 11, 2007 THROUGH Friday May 25,2007 HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM LOCATION: Albuquerque Warehouse @ 4404 McLeod Road NE (877) 878-0564
30-80% off the cover prices! Purchase Orders Accepted All Sale Days! This is an EXCLUSIVE INVITATION for Teachers, Librarians, Administrators, Book Fair Chairpeople, Book Fair Volunteers, and Homeschoolers.
IMPORTANT: Pre-register online for the event by selecting "Sign Up". The brief registration process will establish your Scholastic user name and password. When you complete your registration, you will receive a Fast-Cart Pass along with a $10 off coupon, which will allow you to bypass the sign-in line at the event. Plus you will also receive an email reminder one week before the sale begins.
NOTE: These are VERY busy! Children may need to stay with someone else while you shop-til-ya-drop and wait in line. But, it's worth it!!!!!!!!