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!
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
March 3, 9:00am-3:00pm Animal Tracking: Determine what animals live in the Sandia Mountains by identifying their tracks, scat, and other signs.
Come join us for a great week of camp activities. We will be doing as many of our regular summer activities as possible, enjoying the outdoors, and having a great time. Boys and Girls ages 5 - 13 for campers. Our leadership program is for ages 14 - 17. To request information on our Spring, Summer, and Fall camp programs, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org giving us your name, address, and zip. We'll mail you a brochure right away.
Homeschoolers are eligible for this event which only happens twice-a-year!
Thursday, March 22 THROUGH Tuesday, March 27. EDUCATOR SAVINGS WEEK at Borders Bookstore!
"Borders, Borders Express, and Waldenbooks stores nationwide will honor educators for their commitment to spreading knowledge and encouraging lifelong learning during our Educator Savings Week,
To help educators fill their classrooms with the tools they need, during this week, educators enjoy a 25% discount on books, CDs, DVDs, gifts & stationary, cafe and more on classroom and personal items.*
We welcome current and retired educators, librarians, principals, homeschoolers, professors, religious teachers, and other teachers to enjoy these six days of savings. Simply bring your current Classroom Discount Card, or state issued accreditation.
Don't miss our Special Reception of food, fun, and prizes, Friday, March 23 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at Borders stores nationwide. While you're in store, enter to win Seattle 's Best Coffee for a year!** Every store will have a winner!
Brown Bag Lectures at the Zoo -- Learn about climate change at the Rio Grande Zoo from 9 am-5 pm in the Zoo Education Barn. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark.
Albuquerque Contra Dance -- First and third Saturday of every month at Heights Community Center (823 Buena Vista SE) from 7-10:30 pm. $6 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call 345-8041 or visit http://www.folkmads.org for more information.
Camino Real Cat Fanciers Cat Show - at EXPO New Mexico in the School Arts Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purebred, house cats, ribbons and hair balls are sure to be in abundance. Grab your cat nip and head over. It's only $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children. Don't forget to cheer for Fluffy!
African Dance Party! -- If you've ever been to an African dance performance, then you understand how awesome it is that Maple Street DanceSpace (111 Maple SE) is putting on an African drumming and dancing party tonight. If you haven't ever been, now's your chance. Starting with dinner at 7:30 p.m. ($6 per plate with a vegetarian option), the dancing will start at 8:30 p.m. and go until midnight. There's a $10 requested donation, but all funds will go to a Gala African Ballet Production in April, featuring Assane Kouyate of the National Ballet de Senegal. For more information, call 342-1556.
Reading Rainbow 13th Annual Young Writers & Illustrators Contest -- Attend a free writing workshop at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History (2000 Mountain NW) from 1-3 pm for help and input on the contest; open to kids in kindergarten thru third grade. For more information, call 277-4087 or visit http://www.knmetv.org.
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.
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
March 3, 2007 Quintessence presents “Masters of Song” A spring concert spotlighting the masters of 19th and 20th century German lieder and French Chansons. Program features the choral works of Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Ravel, and more. 7:30 pm. Faith Lutheran Church. 10000 Spain Road NE. Admission: general $12, senior $10, student $5. 294-1690. http://www.quintessence-abq.com
March 7, 2007 One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles: Community Drum Circle Join Project Heartbeat for this facilitated monthly community drum circle. Meets 1st Wednesday of each month. This facilitated rhythm-based music making event requires no previous drumming experience. Bring your own drum or RSVP to borrow one of ours. Minimum age 8. Must be supervised 7 pm-8:30 pm. Apple Mountain Music. 10301 Comanche NE. Admission: adults $10, seniors/teens $8, children (8-12) $6. 332-2141. http://www.circles4drumming.com
March 10, 2007 Fly-Fishing Clinic at Tingley Beach With support from New Mexico Trout and the BioPark's Fishing Guide volunteers, a FREE fly-fishing Clinic will be offered at Tingley Beach every month on the second Saturday. There will be 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 served basis and are free of charge. Participants are welcome, however, encouraged to bring their own gear. In addition, Tingley Outfitters provides basic equipment for purchase inside the train station. 10:00 am-12 pm. Tingley Beach. 1800 Tingley Drive SW. Admission: Free. 848-8514. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/tingley
March 16, 2007 One Heartbeat Rhythm Circles: Community Drum Circle Join Project Heartbeat for this facilitated monthly community drum circle. Meets 3rd Friday of each month. This facilitated rhythm-based music making event requires no previous drumming experience. Bring your own drum or RSVP to borrow one of ours. Minimum age 8. Must be supervised 7:30 pm-8:45 pm. Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center. 501 Elizabeth SE. Admission: adults $8, seniors/teens $6, children (8-12) $4. 332-2141. http://www.circles4drumming.com
March 16 - 17, 2007 Underwater Overnights at the Aquarium Spend the night in 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 animals. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Friday 7 pm-Saturday 8 pm. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Albuquerque Aquarium. 2601 Central Ave. NW. Admission: $25. 848-7180. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark
March 17, 2007 Quintessence presents “Masters of Song” A spring concert spotlighting the masters of 19th and 20th century German lieder and French Chansons. Program features the choral works of Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Ravel, and more. 7:30 pm. Faith Lutheran Church. 10000 Spain Road NE. Admission: general $12, senior $10, student $5. 294-1690. http://www.quintessence-abq.com
March 21, 2007 “Berenstain Bears On Stage” Omaha Theater Company’s Musical based on five best selling Berenstain Bears books. Adapted by Stan and Jan Berenstain with music by Eliot Lawrence Jaime Broza. 7 pm. South Broadway Cultural Center. 1025 Broadway SE. Admission: adults $5.50, child $3. 848-1320. http://www.cabq.gov/sbcc
March 23, 2007 Barnaby Bear Story-Time on the Bus Join Barnaby Bear for a story-time bus ride on the city bus. Bring your little ones aboard for stories, songs, and music as part of Barnaby Bear and books literacy program. Donate a book for children who ride the bus as part of ABQ Ride’s Discover a Book Program. For free tickets and event information, contact HCS Creative Endeavors at 553-5138 or e-mail email@example.com 10:30 am. ABQ City Bus. Bus Route TBA. Admission: free. 553-5138. http://www.hcscreative.com
March 27 - 30, 2007 Spring Break Camps 2007 at the Albuquerque BioPark Give your child an experience to remember! Get up close and personal with the BioPark's animals and plants, play games, hear stories and more. Spring Break Camps for children ages 9 – 11. All four camps run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Albuquerque BioPark (various locations). Admission: classes are $15 per child or $50 for all four camps. Register by calling 764-6214. Classes will take place rain or shine. http://www.cabq.gov/biopark
March 30 - April 1 , 2007 Jesus Christ Superstar Friday: 8 pm. Saturday: 2 and 8 pm. Sunday: 2 and 7:30 pm. University of New Mexico, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts. 925-5858. http://www.popejoypresents.com
(505)848-1381 Jerry Cline Tennis Center (505) 897-8819 Sierra Vista
Tennis Lessons are offered on Saturday & Sunday for both adults and juniors. Fifty minute classes are $3.00 for juniors and $4.00 for adults. Players sign up for a six week session. Lessons are offered at either Sierra Vista Tennis Complex or the Jerry Cline Tennis Center.