"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