enjoy the magic of hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show. Each year's show unveils a number of ingenious new sculptures and stunning displays designed and constructed by Albuquerque BioPark artists and craftsmen. Tickets are $6 for adults; $2 for children 3-12. There are no senior discounts. No charge for children two and younger. Advance tickets may be purchased from any BioPark cashier or buy tickets online courtesy of the New Mexico BioPark Society. On-site ticket sales start at 5:30pm and end promptly at 8:30 pm. No telephone orders, please. For additional information about River of Lights or about purchasing tickets online, please call 764-6280. On December 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 and 23 only, visitors may park at the Heritage Farm parking lot, and purchase tickets and enter River of Lights at the Cider Barn.
Visitors can enjoy live entertainment from a variety of local choirs, participate in holiday crafts programs, purchase hot food and beverages on site and find a unique holiday gift. River of Lights visitors may take buckboard rides at the Heritage Farm. The G-scale model railroad at the Botanic Garden will operate from 6 to 9pm Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 30. The Shark Reef Cafe will be open evenings from Dec. 10 though Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 for holiday dining. Call (505) 848-7182 for information or to make reservations for Supper with Santa at the Shark Reef Cafe. (For River of Lights event information, please call 764-6280.)
River of Lights began in 1997 as a fund raising project sponsored by the New Mexico Zoological Society. Proceeds from River of Lights help support the Albuquerque Biological Park's BioVan educational outreach program. The BioVan curriculum teaches about the Rio Grande and the native plants and animals that depend on it for existence. BioVan outreach visits to Albuquerque elementary schools are free of charge.
Agalu of Nigeria is an ensemble of remarkable dancers and drummers. With dazzling versatility and vitality, they keep alive traditional Yoruba stories, rituals and mythology through exciting drumming and dances.
November 3, 2007 - The YMCA of Central NM invites you to celebrate the H.B. & Lucille Horn YMCA Grand Opening from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join us for food, fun and activities for the whole family. Check out our fitness center, dance studio, teen center, preschool and Humana sponsored health fair.
We are thrilled to announce our second action oriented art show Push Pin & Roll it Forward
Participants play a vital roll in this show by both creating and hanging the artwork - Artists in action!
Opening Friday November 16th with a reception from 5-8pm
Everyone is invited to participate! Show up that night and push pin a piece of art to the wall. Bring doodles, sketches, pastels, photographs, or anything else that can be push pinned to the wall. Or, dare to unroll a toilet paper roll and create art on it. These too will be push pinned to the wall.
~Push pins will be provided and TP rolls on hand. Artists will tag and price their own works. (20% of selling price goes to the OFFCenter Gallery)
See you at OFFCenter Community Arts Project 808 Park Ave SW Albuquerque NM 87102 505-247-1172 for more information
It's *First Friday Fractals,* *this Friday, November 2nd at 6, 7, and 8 PM *at the Planetarium in Albuquerque. As usual, it's a really good idea to buy your tickets ahead of time, which you can do through the link on our website, http://www.FractalFoundation.org I hope to see lots of you there this time. The shows continue to rock. (And I promise to play the extra-scary fractal zoom in honor of Dia de los Muertos and Hallowe'en.)
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!
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! Take advantage of it!
Special Fun Dance -- November 17, 2007 from 1:30 - 3:30
Join us for a fun Special Fun Dance on November 17, 2007 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE -- off of north I25, go west on Ellison 1 block, right on Hawkins. The caller is Jerry Junck from Mesa, AZ. We promise you a fun-filled time. Children dance for free! Cost for adults is $5 per person -- a good price for lots of fun!
Fridays at 7:00 pm Saturdays at 7:00 and 2:00 and Sundays at 2:00pm
Tickets are $10.00
Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is sure to get your audiences tapping their feet to its hep, jazzy beat, which includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."
The Box Performance Space 1025 Lomas Blvd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 404-1578
Celebrate the sport of running with other runners in your area, and with runners internationally, on World Run Day: Sunday, November 11, 2007
You Will Be Provided: World Run Day 2007 event t-shirt Bib Number Your Name (including your city and state) listed on our event site Link to the World Run Day Online Running Expo Entry to possibly the largest running event ever!
Instructions: Register and you’ll be mailed our newly designed event t-shirt (logo above) and have your name, city, and dedication/quote listed on our event site. Create your own running route, run on it individually or as a group, and then post your results and photos (if desired) after the event. Help us celebrate running on World Run Day!
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2007 Time: 8:00 AM Venue: Rio Rancho High School Address: 301 Loma Colorado NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Brief Description: Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating fun run or walk--before the parades, football games, and feasting commence! The Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run should prove to be a crowd favorite for the whole family. Once the cavity of the Turkey is stuffed to capacity, no more entries. Sign up today! A portion of the proceeds benefit the Rio Rancho High School Athletic Department.
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 Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295 Dogs are available on the 3rd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM Los Griegos Library, 761-4020 Dogs are available on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3-5 PM Main Library , 768-5136 Dogs are available on the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 1 PM