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Want to learn, practice speaking, or simply enjoy speaking Spanish? Join our once-a-month total immersion Spanish Club, Vecinos, to chat (in Spanish) about topics of local, cultural, and world interest. All ages and fluency levels welcome!
Saturday, February 20 10:00am-2:00pm included w/admission
Winter Wool Festival at the Rio Grande Botanic Garden
Join us at the Heritage Farm to celebrate the connections between plants, animals and people! Watch artisans at work, learn about natural dyes made from plants and follow the process used to turn Navajo Churro sheep wool into sweaters and blankets.
Winter Wool Festival included with admission. For more information, call (505) 848-7180.
Beginner Ballet and Jazz, for three year olds up to six year olds! The class meets every Sunday at Salsa-Baby at 11am.
You can join any time. We always review steps. It's for ages three thru six. No experience is necessary. Parents can either drop kids off or stay and watch. No special clothing is required.
It's lots of fun and the class will never be crowded. Oh, and it's only $7 per class per child. Pay as you go. But you can join for a month or two if you like. We encourage Grandma's to enroll grandkids as a gift.
On Thursdays at 4pm Jamie teachs kids latin dance ages to 7-10 year olds. On Saturday's at 1pm she has an adult and teen stretch and tone right after the Zumba class.
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!
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 6-8PM @ Los Volcanes Senior Center, Room 4 6500 Los Volcanes, NW ABQ, 87121 Please call: 505.836.8745 to register for the class, you must be a member of Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center or have a similar membership. This same class will be repeated at the same time and place on March 18, April 15, May 15, June 17, 2010.
John Zarola, Coordinator Bernco Extension Master Composter Program 505.929.0414 Compost Happens. We can help.
Wednesdays 9:30-10:15am FREE w/admission @ Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum http://www.cabq.gov/balloon 768-6020 For children ages 0-6 and their adult companions
'Stories in the Sky' is a free storytelling program Our families are raving! "We love coming!" "Fantastic program, thank you!" Discover our weekly hidden gem of FREE educational fun for little ones. Filled with movement, song, hands-on art, sign language, and stories, Stories in the Sky, is facilitated by our Curator of Education, Laurie Magovern.
Laurie, a storyteller and teacher, is described as "very inviting and enchanting," and "is so energetic, she makes everything fun for the children." Families come back again and again because of "great variety," "creative and fun activities," and "a lovely relaxed atmosphere." Many families bring multiple generations as one grandmother wrote us, "not many 'good' things are free and this is a 'great' one."
Fancy Nancy Book Party — Fans of Fancy Nancy in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to a book party with food, valentines and stories at the Esther Bone Memorial Library (950 Pinetree SE, Rio Rancho). 891-5012 ext. 4.
This Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., marvel at all the colorful festivities of the Chinese New Year at the Chinese Culture Center (427 Adams SE). The free celebration, honoring the Year of the Tiger, will include a 60-foot dragon; ribbon, flag and fan dancers; a Lion Dance team; Tai Chi Chuan and Kung Fu demonstrations; and traditional drumming.