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