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, navigation, 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 880-0500. Enrollment is $150 but scholarships ARE available. The camp session are held between June 4th and June 29th.
June 3rd SUNDAY HIKE: NATURE JOURNALING Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Pino Trailhead 9:00 AM
Expand your observation of the environment around you, start a nature journal. Ray Kreise will guide you on the art of recording your experience. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 9th SUNSET SERIES: TALKING TALONS Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Double Shelter 7:00 PM
Learn about local birds of prey and bats and see one up close. Talking Talons is a not-for-profit youth development organization that rehabilitates injured birds of prey. Youth learn about these animals and then teach others about the animal’s story and science. Visit http://www.talkingtalons.com for more information. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 10th SUNDAY HIKE: INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHICAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) Elena Gallegos Pino Trailhead 9:00 AM
Open Space’s very own GPS/GIS guy, Erik Zsemlye, will teach you how to find your unique place in the world using a device that communicates with satellites. Please bring your own GPS unit if you have one. A limited number of GPS units will be available for the training. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 16th SUNSET SERIES: WILDLIFE WEST NATURE PARK Elena Gallegos Double Shelter 7:00 PM
Wildlife West Nature Park is a wildlife preserve and “enhanced zoo” located in Edgewood, NM. Learn about local wildlife and ecosystems. Visit their website at http://www.wildlifewest.org for more information. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 17th SUNDAY HIKE: BIKE MAINTENANCE 101 Elena Gallegos Pino Trailheal 9:00 AM
Biking is exhilerating and freeing, but it isn’t any fun if you have to wait for it to be repaired by the bike shop. Learn how to maintain your bi-wheel vehicle yourself and be back on the trail in no time! The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 23rd SUNSET SERIES: FLINTKNAPPING Elena Gallegos Double Shelter 7:00 PM
Master flintknapper, Luther Rivera, demonstrates the ancient art of turning stone into tool. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 24th SUNDAY HIKE: ORIENTEERING WITH MAP & COMPASS Elena Gallegos Pino Trailhead 9:00 AM Okay, so you know how to use a GPS unit. What if the batteries go dead? Paul Daily will teach you how to orienteer with the no-fail map & compass. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
June 30th SUNSET SERIES: GHOST HUNTING 101 Elena Gallegos Double Shelter 7:00 PM New Mexico has a rich history and many ghosts. Learn how to find them. Southwest Ghost Hunters Assocation is comprised of skeptics and believers who research areas experiencing inexplicable phenomena. The program is free, but there is a $2.00 parking fee.
A delightful 90 minute program which will include Irish step dancing, Ceili dancing, story telling, vocal performances and fiddle playing. Free, but must have a ticket for entry. Tickets are available at Rio Rancho Library only. The Irish Step Dancers of New Mexico. Rio Rancho Public Library auditorium. 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-891-5013, ext. 3039 email Rob Nankin at email@example.com
UA Four Hills Theatre 13120-A Central Avenue Southeast, NM 87123
Fourhills Free Family Film Festival (Tues. & Weds. 10:00am only. Movies subject to change)
Week 1 Jimmy Neutron (G) June 5, 6 RV (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 2 Curious George (G) June 12, 13 Unaccompanied Minors (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 3 Doogal (G) June 19, 20 Ant Bully (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 4 Charlotte’s Web (G) June 26, 27 Barnyard (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 5 Everyone’s Hero (G) July 3, 5 Arthur & the Invisibles (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 6 Clifford’s Big Movie(G) July 10, 11 Flushed Away (PG) ------------------------------------------------------------- Week 7 Wallace & Gromit (G) July 17, 18 Happy Feet (PG) -------------------------------------------------------------- Week 8 March of the Penguins (G) July 24, 25 Open Season (PG) -------------------------------------------------------------- Week 9 Rugrats : The Movie(G) Jul 31, Aug 1 Over The Hedge (PG)
Friday, June 22, 7pm – $10 at the door Country Barn Dance with Syd Masters and the Swing Riders
Saturday, June 23, starting at 11am. Concerts, workshops, contests, jam sessions. Two stages featuring: * The Alan Munde Gazette * Long Road Home * Foxfire * Bill Hearne Trio * Jubal’s Kids * The Placitas Mountain Band * Bruce and Friends * Bluegrass Odyssey * Swing Grass
At 4pm: a Banjo contest, Mandolin Contest with an instrument awarded the winner.
Sunday, June 24, Gospel at 11am. * Lost Hiway * Wing and a Prayer * Foxfire
Learn to play the bodhrán using your hand as the tipper! Learn to play by ear! Learn to use a “triple tipper!” Join us for this unconventional, non-traditional and bound-to-be-fun bodhrán workshop. Bring your own bodhrán if you have one or use one ours if you don’t! Workshop fee includes a custom made Triple Tipper!
Introduction to Tin Whistle – Andy Moss, Instructor
You have always wanted to try it! This workshop will be a great way to get you started playing the Irish Tin Whistle. The beginner will learn the basics of this versatile and easy-to-play instrument. It is not necessary to read music for this workshop! Bring your own whistle (key of D) or get one at Apple Mountain for only $9.95.
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!
Learn about New Mexico's history the fun way! Costumed villagers will tell you - and show you - about life on a Spanish colonial ranch. Sheep sheering, blacksmithing and candle making are just some of the activities your family will enjoy. Visit with critters large and small, from horses to baby lambs to snakes and everything in between. You may also participate in an outdoor Mass and procession for San Isidro, patron saint of farmers. Enjoy music and dancing on our entertainment platform and buy arts and crafts directly from the artisans.
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
Between the Lions Get Wild About Reading! Summer Reading Club
This workshop is an overview of the popular children's series, highlighting ways that the program builds literacy skills. The workshop includes background information for fostering literacy development, and introduces related activities and resources for teachers, parents and caregivers. Ideas and activities to start a summer reading club will also be provided.
Presbyterian Hospital 1001 Central Ave SE Call 277-4087 to register
Visit the event tent that will be set up at Tingley Beach to learn more about fly-fishing, fly-tying, fishing etiquette, catch-and-release practices and how to "catch the big one" Fishermen from New Mexico Trout, as well as the BioPark fishing Guides will be on hand to share their expertise. Equipment and supplies are available to use during the clinic free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
The film, Monterey Pop, will be shown to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Music Festival. A brief discussion about the music of the era will precede the film. Free, no tickets or sign-ups are necessary. Presented by Rob Nankin, Branch Manager of the Rio Rancho Public Library.
Rio Rancho Public Library Auditorium. 755 Loma Colorado Dr. NE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
Contact for more information 505-891-5013, ext. 3039 or email Rob Nankin at firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Antiques Ranch Show:" SW Collectibles, Sales & Appraisals
Is that old object you thought was trash actually a treasure? It might be valuable! Bring us your Indian jewelry or blankets, your Southwest furniture, bultos, retablos or even that old, dusty item your great uncle Louie left that's always made you wonder! Experts will be on site to evaluate and assess your Southwest antique or collectible and tell you what you really have. Don't have anything you'd like evaluated, but love antiques? You will enjoy seeing what others have for sale and hearing discussions and lectures given by experts in the field. Tours will be given of the museum's collections, and you can buy directly from local vendors.
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas is located at 334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 Phone: (505) 471-2261 Fax: (505) 471-5623
The 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Rio Grande Nature Center!
Come join us as we celebrate 25 fantastic years at the Nature Center. Events and activities include: ribbon cutting, birthday cake, silent auction, historic photo display, special speakers, live animals, guided bird and nature walks, pond viewing and activities.
The water sprayground is located at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center and is open from May 29 through August 31, 2007 to people of all ages. However, children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. There is no official lifeguard on duty; however the Center provides staff who monitor the sprayground at all times during normal operational hours.
An Asian Performance: Asian music and dances. Sponsored by the Asian Family Center and (STOMP) Stop Tobacco on My People, Inc. Event will be held at the VSA Arts Bldg., 4904 Fourth St (Griegos & Fourth).
Call Dely Alcantara-Jojola 277-8823 OR Call Renita Mazundar 277-3466
Friday, June 1st 5-8pm @ Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
50's SOCK HOP! All generations are welcome to attend!
Come dressed in '50s costumes . . . there will be several contests with prizes such as a Costume contest, a Hula Hoop contest, a Limbo Bar contest, and more. Bring your shakin' hips and rubber legs and limber up those "Elvis Lips."
Light refreshments will be provided. Our DJ will be Bobby Box from 98.5 Great Oldies station!
IMPORTANT: A cake, or cupcakes, per couple/family will be ADMISSION to the dance.
Geocache / GPS Basics: The SMNHC’s four geocashes are great for first timers honing their GPS skills or geocache veterans looking for a new challenge.
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
In these classes, students have the chance to learn to learn some very important and useful skills for leadership in working with dogs. Here’s a short list of what students can expect to get from this course:
Dog/Human Relationships - Consistency Builds Trust Basic Obedience Training - Use Positive Rewards Dog Behavior in Public - Dog Socialization Basic Commands for Assistance Dogs Differing Ability Awareness Training - Learn About Our Clients Building Loving Relationships and Letting Go - Emotional Growth Community Service - How We Help Others
Please call the ADW office (505) 986-9748 for more information. Summer programs run June and July; but, we have programs running all year . . .
Ages 6-12 Years Location: Bandelier Elementary School, 3309 Pershing
When: Session A: June 4-15 Session B: June 18-29 Session C: July 2-13 Camp hours are from 9 am to 3 pm.
Instructors and classes subject to change
Jazz Camp, now entering its fourteenth year, is designed to activate the creative minds of children. Each morning children concentrate on the musical skills of rhythm, melody and harmony. Elective classes in dance and visual arts provide alternate activities that round out each afternoon. In the spirit of Jazz music, Jazz Camp encourages improvisation and individual expression while establishing a structure of cooperation and mutual respect. No previous musical experience is required.
Average class size is twelve children and a counselor accompanies each group at all times. Morning and afternoon snacks are provided but children are asked to bring a sack lunch.
• Jazz Jam Band Instructor: Kevin Kinane ◦ Unstoppably creative, Kevin has devoted years to sparking kids' interest in music making. This year at camp he will instruct the older groups in learning the basics of the jazz jam. Students use keyboards, guitars and percussion to learn simple chord progressions and basic 'grooves' as a structure for individual musical explorations or improvisation.
• Marimba Instructor: Lucas Critchfield & Michael Anaya The marimba is structured like a piano but easier for kids to play. It has a lovely mellow tone making it great for ensemble work. Lucas is currently the band director at Del Norte High School. He and Mike are back at camp for the seventh year for miraculous mallet madness.
• Drums of the World Instructor: Blake Himm An expansion of our popular African Drumming class, this course will cover not only the drums of Africa, but of Japan, Ireland and Australia. Campers will be exposed to many different cultures in this wonderful class.
• African Dance Instructor: Romy Keegan An exuberant dance form, this class uses live drumming to ensure a high level of enthusiasm. Romy has studied African dance for over ten years and currently performs with the Blue Tribe Dance Company. This year will be Romy's seventh summer of teaching with Jazz Camp.
• Capoeira Instructors from Capoeira Pegadas Referred to as the Martial Art of Brazil, this movement form was developed by Brazilian slaves. Slaves fought for their freedom using a variety of acrobatic kicks, turns, handstands and leaps. Capoeira Pegadas has a wonderful year-round program for adults and children and we're happy to have them back for more.
• Drum Set, Folk Instruments, Instrument Building Instructor: Kevin Kinane
Session A: Drum Set Drum set ranks high in poplarity among our campers and Kevin has designer a class with a strong focus on stick technique as well as incorporating all the elements of the drum set.
Session B: Folk Instruments No experience necessary for this class. Students will explore ukeleles, harmonicas, string instruments percussion and the piano.
Session C: Instrument Building Campers will build several instruments in this fun class including rain sticks and other percussion instruments and utilize them in a practical performance setting.
• Studio Art Instructor: Alexa Grodner The relaxed atmosphere of studio art is a favorite for many Jazz Campers. We are pleased to have Alexa Grodner back with us for Jazz Camp 2006 with her workshop in 3-D creations. She is a fee lance sculptor and art educator who enjoys leading young people on wonderfully imaginative journeys into the third dimension. Courses and instructors subject to minor changes.
Tuition One Session (2 weeks): $300 Two Sessions (4 weeks): $550 Three Sessions (6 weeks): $800 All major credit cards accepted.
Contact Maud Beenhouwer for more information or to register: 505-255-9798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Lodestar might work well IF your kids are enjoying the movie theater experience already. Since it surrounds you, it is definitely more "impacting." Johnny does well inside; but, Jazzy fidgets. Sometimes we'll divide up - one parent inside the theater with Johnny, the other parent outside in the museum with Jazzaroo.
The Lowe's workshops are truly friendly for any age. Even if they want you to do most of the constructing, they gain an appreciation for it by watching and then they have a cool little gizmo to play with (although some items aren't as secure as others, etc.)
BTW, at Lowe's they give every kiddo a nice pin/badge, a sticker, and a certificate of completion and these are fun to collect if you happen to scrapbook or portfolio . . . I like to take my camera and get a photograph of each project . . . and then I usually end up throwing the project away after a week or so (but we still have the photo to remember it by).