THE CURIO COWBOYS SUN, 11/9 , 3pm-4pmCOSTUME PARTY!!! The Curio Cowboys is an Albuquerque-based band who plays songs of the great regional Western Swing bands of the ‘30’s, 40’s, and ‘50’s. Western Swing is mostly dance music with an up-tempo beat consisting of an eclectic combination of rural, cowboy, polka, and folk music, blended with a jazzy “swing”. Everyone is encouraged to show off your best western ware as you dance, swing, and move at this fun-filled concert.
Music 4 Kidz @ the JCC of Albuquerque . . . now in our 6th season!
KIDS UNDER 11 ARE FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. $8/members $12/nonmembers Up to 4 children (age 11 and under) allowed per adult ticket. Order tickets online at jccabq.org or call Amy Stangel, Program Coordinator at 348-4518.
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!
Freaky Friday Family Night Each week has a different theme, including game night, bring your instruments and voices night, and much more! Every Friday at The Source (1111 Carlisle SE) from 7-9 pm. $3 donation. All-ages For more info, call 975-7588.
Friday, November 14 THROUGH Saturday, November 15 7:00pm through 8:00am
Sleep next to the sharks at this family-friendly event. Participants will learn about interesting facts about ocean species and their nighttime behavior during this special Aquarium sleepover. Includes games and crafts, Touchpool visit and ocean film fest in the theater. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $25/person. Call (505) 848-7180 for more information and to pre-register (required).
passing this along from In Him Homeschoolers (thanks so much!)
11/15/08 – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Solar System Voyage @ Atomic Museum. Scientist Len Duda will present a voyage to the sun and some of the planets and small bodies in the solar system in this slide presentation and free-form discussion. See amazing pictures that show how the sun’s activity affects us; learn about the likelihood of an asteroid hitting earth; and enjoy fascinating images from space! Try some space-related hands-on activities! The presentation and activities are especially focused for middle-school students but will be enjoyed by all ages. This presentation will be repeated in January 2009. Participation is free with museum admission. 1905 Mountain Rd. NW.
Music, Movement and Massage - Bring your Toddlers & Preschoolers for some interactive fun as we explore the world through music, movement and massage! We will play instruments, learn some dances from around the world, explore basic yoga moves through storytelling and finish it off with parents giving little ones a relaxing massage. With Amity Johnson. $15 plus tax per family
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
Amity, the mommy who is probably chasing around Greyson (3), Mathew ( and Annalisa (11)
Announcing several coming workshops and special events at OffCenter!
“The Moveable Masterpiece”, OffCenter fundraiser this Friday night, November 21st, 4-8pm cost: $5 per person $15 per family
This is a great family event that is ideal for kids, “The Moveable Masterpiece” gives everyone a chance to try their hand at painting on canvas – Community Style! We will have a wall of canvases with imagery started by Jude Pacheco, one of OffCenter’s local artists. Everyone is invited to paint and contribute to the finished product however their artistic desires call them. No experience needed. No critics please. Just join and have fun with your community. All proceeds will benefit OffCenter. Call for more information
Fun with Making Dolls, This Saturday, November 22nd, 1-4pm cost: $35 with scholarships available - please call for details.
Do you remember your favorite doll as a child? Don't you want to learn how to make a doll for yourself or a friend? Join instructor Kate Rodgers at OffCenter and learn the beautiful traditions of doll making! Kate is a teacher, art therapist and counselor in the Albuquerque area. Both adults and children (9+) are welcome. Feel free to bring leftover clothing, found objects, buttons, thread and other items to work with. Basic materials will be provided. Call to Register Now!
All events will be held at the OffCenter studio at 808 Park Ave. SW 87102 - just west of 8th and Central
To register: call us at: 505-247-1172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival-Holiday Show
Date: 11/28/08 - 11/30/08 Time: see listing Address: EXPO New Mexico: Home of the State Fair Admission: see listing Location: Uptown Phone: 292-7457 http://www.riograndefestivals.com
Description: This juried fine arts and crafts festival features over 200 national artists and craftsmen, artists, demonstrations, entertainment, food and fun. National recognized as one of the 200 best shows in the country. Featuring the Holiday Crafts Station for kids and the Holiday Cookie Walk.
Friday, November 28 - 9am-5pm; Saturday, November 29 - 9am-5pm; Sunday, November 30 - 10am-5pm.
Admission to the event is $6 for adults; a 3-day pass is $8; free for children under 12. The Fairgrounds charges $5 for parking.
Date: 11/28/08 - 12/21/08 Time: online Address: Albuquerque Little Theatre Admission: call box office Location: Old Town Phone: 242-4750 http://www.albuquerquetheatre.org
Description: Kris Kringle is the personification of good will and holiday spirit. As Macy's holiday Santa, he enchants children and shoppers so completely that he is deemed dangerous by fellow employees who question his competency and plot to ruin him. A small girl's belief in Santa and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision. This hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family is a Christmas classic. Originally produced by the New York State Theatre Institute.
Date: 11/29/08 - 12/7/08 Time: various times, check the schedule for info Address: Popejoy Hall Admission: $11 through $40 Location: Midtown/University Phone: 768-3522 http://www.cabq.gov/kimo
Description: Saturday, November 29, 2pm Sunday, November 30, 2pm Saturday, December 6, 2pm and 7pm Sunday, December 7, 2pm All performances at Popejoy Hall
Treat your family and friends to the timeless, unsurpassed Nutcracker Ballet and experience the contagious excitement of a child's sense of wonderment! Nutcracker's brilliant blend of costumes, choreography and music creates a magical storybook world enjoyed by children and adults alike. See and hear Tchaikovsky's fully-staged fantasy ballet as the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and New Mexico Ballet Company join forces for Albuquerque's only traditional presentation with a live full orchestra and professional ballet troupe!
Patricia Dickinson Wells, Artistic Director, New Mexico Ballet Company David Felberg, Conductor, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
20% discount for children 12 and under. 20% off for groups of 20 or more.
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