---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First Saturday Series-Plant Identification- July 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. July will offer an hour-long PLANT IDENTIFICATION education session from 10:00-11:00am
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
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!
Experience a variety of mariachi music featuring the world's finest and most accomplished mariachi musicians. Highlighting this spectacular event is the Mariachi Showcase Concert and the Mariachi Plaza programming.
The 2008 Roswell UFO Festival is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of the notorious 1947 Roswell Incident. It will be held from 8:00 AM July 3rd through 6:00 PM, July 6th in downtown Roswell, New Mexico.
We will have more events, speakers, authors, entertainment and attractions than any one person will be able to see during this 4-day event.
This family oriented festival will have plenty for the serious UFO/Alien buff to do while the not-so-serious family members have fun at the Murphy Bros. Carnival or at any one of fifty other events and attractions taking place during this activity-filled weekend.
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Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. The Free Family Film Festival is safe, lots of fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer.
Four Hills 10 13120A Central Se Albuquerque ,NM 87123 505-275-3863
06/10/2008-06/11/2008 Doogal (G) Are We There Yet? (PG) 06/17/2008-06/18/2008 Rugrats The Movie (G) Nancy Drew (PG) 06/24/2008-06/25/2008 Rugrats In Paris: The Movie (G) Shrek The Third (PG) 07/01/2008-07/02/2008 Charlotte's Web (G) Flushed Away (PG) 07/08/2008-07/09/2008 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G) The Second Junglebook (PG) 07/15/2008-07/16/2008 Wallace And Gromit (G) Hook (PG) 07/22/2008-07/23/2008 Mr. Bean's Holiday (G) Stuart Little (PG) 07/29/2008-07/30/2008 Everyone's Hero (G) Bratz (PG) 08/05/2008-08/06/2008 Jonah: A Veggie Tale Movie (G) Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
06/10/2008-06/11/2008 Rugrats The Movie (G) Nancy Drew (PG) 06/17/2008-06/18/2008 Rugrats In Paris: The Movie (G) Shrek The Third (PG) 06/24/2008-06/25/2008 Charlotte's Web (G) Flushed Away (PG) 07/01/2008-07/02/2008 Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (G) The Second Junglebook (PG) 07/08/2008-07/09/2008 Wallace And Gromit (G) Hook (PG) 07/15/2008-07/16/2008 Mr. Bean's Holiday (G) Stuart Little (PG) 07/22/2008-07/23/2008 Everyone's Hero (G) Bratz (PG) 07/29/2008-07/30/2008 Jonah: A Veggie Tale Movie (G) Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG) 08/05/2008-08/06/2008 Doogal (G) Are We There Yet? (PG)
Saturday SUNSET SERIES at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area The Saturday Sunset Series will feature talks, demonstrations and shows by some of Albuquerque's best speakers, teachers and performers at the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Amphitheater on Saturdays at 7:00pm.
July 5 Insects and Spiders of the Area – Educational talk by Sandra Brantley and David Lightfoot from the UNM Biology Department
July 12 Bat Chat – Educational talk by Rob Yaksich from NM State Parks
July 19 CumuloNimbus – Musical performance of flutes, drums and storytelling
July 26 Birds of Prey – Animal demonstration and talk by Denise Coil of Wildlife Rescue
Gasali hails from Nigeria and more recently Santa Fe and is back at OFFCenter to present another wonderful two day workshop on Batik and Tie-Dye. The workshop will be held from 10-4pm both days in the OFFCenter studio and a break will be taken for lunch. $25 is the fee covering both days. Please call 247-1172 to sign up soon for this great opportunity to learn, create and enjoy OFFCenter.
July 12 12-2pm @ The Source (1111 Carlisle) via Body, Mind, and Spirit
class: PRAISE & SELF ESTEEM FOR CHILDREN
This is a wonderful topic for parents of children of all ages, kids in school or homeschooled, to help them in their successes and failures and to strengthen your relationship with them.
Here's a blurb from our website:"This two hour parent workshop willaddress a common desire of all parents; raising confident, resilientchildren. We will explore the effects our parenting styles have on ourchildren’s self esteem, acknowledging our child’s efforts with effective praise and communicating in a way that builds our relationships.
What IS self esteem? Why is it important? How can I, asa parent, contribute to building healthy self esteem? Why doesn’t my child always respond positively to my praise? Is frequent praisebuilding self esteem?
July 26, 2008 10am-4pm @ Roosevelt Middle School in Tijeras
*Talking Talons Youth Leadership, U.S Forest Service, Department of Health, and Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots* are teaming up to bring you *WILDFEST 2008*! This event is July 26, 2008 at Roosevelt Middle School, from 10:00am-4:00pm. The venue is located within the beautiful Sandia Mountains right of Rt. 66.
Learn about Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Bats, and even Reptiles. Come experience teachings about your very own environment, wildlife, and conservation acts. Enjoy the entertainment of magicians, musicians, and even some wonderful balloon rides. The entry fee for this event is $3 for adults, $2 for youth ages 5-12, and free for youth under 5 years of age. For more details call 281-1133 ext 5#, or visit http://www.TalkingTalons.com
* Come for the fun but stay for the adventure!*
Here is the Home school newsletter info thanks for your help!
$20 or $30 for two from the same household. Register by Wednesday, July 9!
This two hour parent workshop will address a common desire of all parents; raising confident, resilient children. We will explore the effects our parenting styles have on our children's self esteem, acknowledging our child's efforts with effective praise and communicating in a way that builds our relationships. What IS self esteem? Why is it important? How can I, as a parent, contribute to building healthy self esteem? Why doesn't my child always respond positively to my praise? Is frequent praise building self esteem? Come join our group for a discussion about the most important and challenging job we have: parenting!
We are THRILLED to welcome Abby Bordner to our esteemed list of teachers and presenters. Abby is the Director of The Birthing Tree Cooperative in Santa Fe. She is a family educator with a focus on early childhood and works with parents and private groups. She has developed and facilitated childbirth and parenting workshops in Santa Fe for eight years. She works as a certified doula and educator, as well as a Mom to her two children. The Birthing Tree Cooperative is a group of midwives, doulas, and educators committed to enhancing the experience of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. http://www.thebirthingtree.com 505.690.3492
A Summer Reading Program wrap-up event. Avian Ambassadors will be bringing several species of raptors for a free-flight demonstration. This event will be held in the amphitheater. Come early to get a great seat.
The Niños Flamencos is a performance group for children ages 5 to 14. Enjoy a delightful performance with colorful costumes, castanets and diverse choreographies representing different styles of flamenco. For more information, visit http://www.nationalinstituteofflamenco.org
The Lavender in the Village Festival is a 3- day event from July 11th through July 13th, 2008. July 11th is the Barn Dance, Dinner and Auction at the Barn (see Barn Dance for details). July 12th and 13th the Festival will be in three different locations throughout the village.
--The Growers' Market and The Barn Pavilion & Village Green vendors will be next door to the Village Hall. There will be activities for children, six food vendors, and classes and demonstrations.
--Los Poblanos will feature fresh lavender, U-Pick, organic farm and food, music, children’s activities and tours of two historic houses by New Mexico’s’ famed architect, John Gaw Meem.
--Casa Rondeña Winery will feature leisurely wine tastings, food, and music in one of the prettiest settings in the state.
--Anderson Valley Vineyards will feature delicious lavender flavored merlot spritzers, and $6.00 full wine tastings (lavender colored glass included).
--4th Street will feature a variety of stores and restuarants. There will be live music, refreshments, door prizes, specialty lavender items, and various sales.
--Food Vendors on Village Green – Geo’s Bistro, Hawaiian Shave Ice, Hungry Wagon Taco, Los Ranchos Fire Department, Aaron's Los Ranchos Café, and Sugar Shack.
FREE shuttles and FREE parking in three different village locations will be available (see map and shuttle routes).
JULY 25 - 31: FRIDAY: 4:30, 6:15 / SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: 4:30, 6:15, 8:00
DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE @ The Guild Theater
Dir. Khashyar Darvich - 81m - 2008 As the curtain rapidly fell on the 20th Century, his holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, grew so deeply troubled by the state of the modern world that he invited 40 pivotal Western thinkers to his secluded home in Northern India’s Himalayan Mountains, for a lengthy and pointed brainstorming session on the problems of contemporary society and how to solve them most effectively. Foreseeing the importance of this event, documentarist Khashyar Darvich joined the group with an 18-member, 5-camera crew in tow (sponsored by the Wakan Foundation for the Arts) and sought to capture the event on film. This yielded some 140 hours of video footage, forming the foundation for Darvich’s documentary, DALAI LAMA RENAISSANCE. The film preserves, in 80 minutes, the most insightful, illuminative and engaging dialogues from Gyatso's conference. These Western thinkers who meet the Dalai Lama include social scientist Jean Houston, and founder of Agape International Spiritual Center church in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Beckwith. The film includes original music by Tibetan musicians, as well as master sitarist Roop Verma, who studied under Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan. http://www.dalailamafilm.com
Thank you, Lisa S. of In Him Homeschoolers, for this wonderful event tip . . . this is a wonderful opportunity!
WILDERNESS LOST-PROOFING workshop (kid-friendly)
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @ 2:00 PM @ the Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors Blvd cost: FREE!!!
CALL AHEAD TO REGISTER!!!!!!!!
Every year there are numerous stories in the news of people getting lost in the wilderness. Some of them have happy endings, some don't. Almost all of them could have been avoided.
Come and learn the techniques your ancestors used to find their way in unfamiliar places. In this interactive workshop, you will learn why and how people become lost in the first place and how to avoid those mistakes. These exercises and techniques are easily learned by children and will also work in crowded places like malls, sporting events and other large gatherings of people. Learning and practicing these basic skills helps to ensure that your future ventures into the wilderness will be safe and enjoyable.
Gardening as Therapy: an introduction to Gardening Therapy
Saturday, July 26 3 PM @ Juan Tabo Library
Come and make a "Coffee Cup Garden" of your own and learn how gardening can empower seniors, special needs children and adults, and at-risk youth. This workshop is presented by Hank Bruce and his wife, Tomi Jill Folk of Hunger Grow Away, a non-profit organization.
Come and see "Creepy Critters" from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. This program includes live animals. Minors must have parental permission to handle animals after the presentation.
Bengal tigers are among the mightiest meat eaters around. A thrilling program from Albuquerque Zoo will showcase their heart-stopping beauty and power. No, you won't meet a real one in our library, but you will marvel at a full tiger pelt!
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