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!
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.
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!
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
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First Saturday Series-Mammals Education Session- April 5, 9-3:00
Spend the day in the mountains hiking our trails, visiting two hands-on exhibit rooms and observing birds and animals from our wildlife observation deck. April will offer an hour-long MAMMAL education session from 10:00-11:00am.
Friday, April 4, 2008, 8:00pm Saturday, April 5, 2008, 2:00 & 8:00pm Sunday, April 6, 2008, 2:00 & 7:30pm
Leapin’ lizards! Annie is coming to New Mexico!
The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.” and the ever-optimistic “Tomorrow,” Annie is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire family. Don’t miss this all-new production that Variety calls “a winner!”
April events @ the Albuquerque Public Library system. Visit our website at http://www.cabq.gov/library to find out the time and location of each program. April 1: Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Summer Break. 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Looking for activities for your kids during the summer? Let Naomi Sandweiss, Youth Supervisor of UNM Continuing Education, help with her informative program! The presentation covers summer options for kids ages 6-16, what to look for in programs, and how to find opportunities including internships. For more information call (505) 768-5136.
April 2: Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Summer Break. 5:30 p.m. at the Los Griegos Library. Looking for activities for your kids during the summer? Let Naomi Sandweiss, Youth Supervisor of UNM Continuing Education, help with her informative program! The presentation covers summer options for kids ages 6-16, what to look for in programs, and how to find opportunities including internships. For more information call (505) 761-4020.
April 2: The Legend of King Arthur – A Play. Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the legendary story of the sword and the stone at the Lomas Tramway Library. The legend comes to life with history, humor, and swordplay. Presented by the Hampstead Theater Company. 6:30 p.m. Geared towards families and children grades K-6. For more information call (505) 291-6295.
April 9: Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Make the Most of Your Child’s Summer Break. 6:30 p.m. at the Juan Tabo Library. Looking for activities for your kids during the summer? Let Naomi Sandweiss, Youth Supervisor of UNM Continuing Education, help with her informative program! The presentation covers summer options for kids ages 6-16, what to look for in programs, and how to find opportunities including internships. For more information call (505) 291-6260 .
April 22-May 3: Celebrate Día de los Niños at the Library! The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System is hosting a variety of very special multicultural programs for children and families. Hear stories in Spanish and English, see family heirlooms that have been passed down through generations of New Mexico families and participate in bilingual poetry programs. Each child will take home their very own book to keep (while supplies last).
FIESTAS de ALBURQUERQUE celebration will feature activities for all ages:
• Live musical and dance performances • 1st Annual Outdoor Market featuring Merchants from Old Town • Face painting • Juggling/Magic • Lots of great food
This celebration is planned with community in mind. There is something for everyone, so bring your family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy the festivities. This celebration is being held in conjunction with the Cosmic Carnival, a FREE Family Science Festival, featuring telescopes and hands-on-science activities. Gazebo Entertainment Schedule for Sunday, April 20, 08
2:00 pm Quartermoon 3:00 pm Gonzalo 4:00 pm Steps Dance Academy 4:30 pm Rock n Soul Review featuring Freddie Chavez, David Nuñez, Tony Romero, Hillary Smith and more.
When: Sun, Apr 13, 2pm – 5pm Where: 4401 Indian School NE Description: The B'nai Israel Preschool will hold a family concert and silent auction on April 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band will play and food will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE!
Proceeds benefit the preschool. B'nai Israel is located at 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, on the corner of Indian School and Washington.
Songkran was traditionally a time to visit and pay respects to elders, including family members, friends and neighbors. People celebrating Songkran may also go to a wat (Buddhist monastery) to pray and give food to monks. Wat Buddhamongolnimit Buddhist Temple, 320 Louisiana Blvd, Albuquerque will host Songkran. Featuring an outdoor ceremony, Thai orchestra & dancers, East Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese and Hawaiian dance entertainment. Admission is free and includes water and Thai noodles. Additional Asian food and drink and vendor merchandise will be available for purchase. SE. Info: 293-3372.
Goddess of Arno-Balkan Dance Band hosts its annual Spring Balkan Dance Party. Celebrate the spring season Balkan-style with the exciting and exotic music of Albuquerque's premier Balkan dance band 'Goddess of Arno'. Upbeat dance tunes and traditional songs from Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria - many in the the Romani (Gypsy) style and language - are all part of the repertoire of this award-winning Balkan band. Veteran folk dancer Patsy Gregory will lead the traditional Balkan line dances on Winning's wood floor and she'll give a crash course in the basics at 7:15PM. When the party officially begins at 8PM you can also dance your own dance - or just sit, relax and enjoy the music and ambiance. Winning Coffee House, 111 Harvard SE. Info: 243-6276
neat!!!!!!! we were there, too, it was totally rad, huh?! I have some photos I could share w/you if you'd like (for scrapbooking or whatever) we got fairly drenched, did you guys? they know how to party!
oh how cool that you were there too! you might have seen the three of us. Both my daughter and I had bright pink hoodies on We didn't get too wet, though. I loved the relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We went inside the temple after the ceremony with the monks and had a look at the shrine. It was a really fun, interesting day. And man, the food was great! My husband and I looooooove Thai food!
Cosmic Carnival is a FREE family science festival presented to the community by a partnership of astronomy clubs, museums, and the City of Albuquerque. This special event is being held in association with National Astronomy Day. Cosmic Carnival will again partner with the 2008 City of Albuquerque's Fiestas de Albuquerque celebration.
Cosmic Carnival features lots of hands-on activities and demos, safe telescope observing of the Sun, astronomy and science exhibitors from all over New Mexico, educational give-aways, and free raffles with great prizes. This year Cosmic Carnival will be in the very center of Old Town Albuquerque with the exhibitors' tents set up on the street in front of the San Felipe Church. All of Old Town will be closed to all vehicle traffic creating a giant pedestrian area for the science activities.
A 6 inch telescope will be given away, ad there will be lots of free materials, hands on activities,and learning.
Exhibitors include: Albuquerque Rocket Society Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Balloon Explorium Explora! NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Program National Atomic Museum National Solar Observatory New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science New Mexico Science Writers Association NOAA (National Weather Service) Rio Grande Astronomical Society Sandia National Laboratories The Albuquerque Astronomical Society Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) Institute Very Large Array (NRAO) New Mexicans for Science and Reason City of Albuquerque's Fiestas de Albuquerque The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Rio Rancho Astronomical Society
Join us on Sunday, April 20, 2008, noon-6PM, for science and astronomy fun...under the big top!
Why sit inside and eat your lunch? Especially when you can sit outside on the plaza and enjoy some live music. Now that the weather is warming up, the City of Albuquerque and the Cultural Services Department is hosting a series of concerts in a wide range of music for your listening pleasure.
When: Wednesday's - Noon to 1:00 pm
Where: Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza
April 9th Aaron Lewis - New Age Guitar
April 16th Mr. Black - Classic Rock and Blues
April 23rd Wilson Middle School Jazz Band
May 7th The Shelley Barratt Band - Contemporary Folk Rock
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