Our goals for The Southwest Herb Gathering are: 1) Herbal Education for Everyone 2) Resource Building and Networking to Benefit Herbal Practitioners 3) The Preservation of Herbal Traditions and Plants in the Southwest
Saturday, April 10th 9am-1pm @ Sandia Presbyterian Church 10704 Paseo del Norte NE
Kid-stuff GARAGE SALE!!!
Children’s items only—toys, books, clothes, baby items, kid furniture, etc. Mark your calendar, tell your friends, start cleaning out those closets, and then come shop! For questions or details, please contact Audrey at 856-2937.
Wednesday, April 21st @ 3-5pm @ Cherry Hills Library $10/student
Beginner's Chainmail Class
cool chainmail jewelry:
This class is free to homeschool families!
The class will include a brief history of Medieval armor with some examples to touch, hold and try on! Students will learn the basics of making European 4-in-1 chainmail, along with an introduction to some of the other European as well as Japanese styles. Students will get to make a chainmail project to take with them. There is no age restriction - however, students need to be able to successfully use and manipulate pliers, so take that into consideration before signing up. We will also go over the design and creation of chainmail-inspired jewelry . . . definitely NOT Medieval, but the process for making the jewelry is the same as for making armor . . . just a little different application!
Shop over 20,000 gently used children’s & maternity items at our NEW, BIGGER location!
* 2-DAY Sale * Sat. April 17th, 9am-1pm Sun. April 18th, 12-2pm (50% OFF Sale!) Cleveland Middle School 6910 Natalie Ave. NE(On Louisiana, 1 block South of Montgomery)
with every $1 paid admission, you will receive:Ø FREE Hoot’s Party Zone pass Ø FREE Chick-Fil-A Kid's Meal couponØ Inspired ReTreat scrapbooking gift certificateØ Fundamentals Gymnastics registration coupon
FREE ADMISSION w/ MILITARY ID All clothing on hangers for easy shopping! HUGE shopping bags available at sale - $2
New members welcome; sign up at the Information Desk to receive e-mail updates and reminders of meetings
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!
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!
Part of the fun may be to take home a new skill or craft with you. Descriptions of several FREE workshops and demonstrations for all ages both Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th are below. Thanks for sharing in a weekend celebrating the concept of repurposing and the value of public lands. For those of you participating in Open Space's Spring clean-ups, come by and share your stories. See you there!
Saturday ~10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Recycled Art Workshop: Create a 3-D shadow box with the artists of Art Street ~12:00 pm – 1:30ish pm: Juniper Hill Music performance, Outside, overlooking wildlife fields ~1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Composting Workshop The best recycling there is – enhance your landscape with the best soil Mother Nature can provide. County Coordinator of the Master Composting Program will show you the tricks to keep an active compost system in New Mexico’s dry climate. Demonstrations: ongoing throughout the fair. Watch the experts and Learn how to….. Crochet a Shopping Bag, Make a cat scratch pad from scratch, Create a “Nature Jar”, Make a walking stick, Tin punched wall hangings, craft your own Doll ~ Life- size puppets, Yoga Raffle, Westside Grower's Market survey
Sunday ~10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Wolf Meet & Greet Wanagi Wolf Fund (*100 % sales benefit the fund directly) ~12:00 pm – closing: Flintknapping Demonstration: http://knappingnewmexico.com/. Find out a bit about a few talented enthusiasts that are self-reportedly “crazy enough” to sit around and break rocks for fun ~Make an Accordion Book: One-hour workshop. Register day of fair. Take a break from your Kindle or iPad, make your own book!! Feel the textures of a handmade book from recycled material. ~Create Recycled Paper Beads with a mold: One-hour workshop. Register day of fair. Pretty enough to wear for any occasion, Lisa Piatetsky’s beads can be assembled into key chains, necklaces, charms, etc. Demonstrations: ongoing throughout the fair. Watch the experts and Learn how to….. Crochet a Shopping Bag, Make a cat scratch pad from scratch, Create a “Nature Jar”, Make a walking stick, Tin punched wall hangings, Doll making ~ Life- size puppets, Yoga Raffle, Westside Grower's Market survey
Coming in May to the Open Space Visitor Center gallery: "Pollination": art show and workshops exploring the role of pollinators with New Mexico Wax. The show will also explore the various ways beeswax, a byproduct of bee pollination, is used in the making of fine art. http://www.eainm.blogspot.com/
The Food and Life Series is an exciting public education program at the Maxwell Museum that explores the cultural significance of traditional foods and the historic and modern uses of regional plants in health. Keynote speaker Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D., will kick off the series with the lecture “How Traditional Foods Interact with Our Inheritance, Culture and Health.”
Nabhan is an Arab-American writer, lecturer, food and farming advocate, rural lifeways folklorist, and conservationist whose work has long been rooted in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region and who has written several books including Why Some Like It Hot, Reviving America’s Food Traditions, and his most recent Where Our Food Comes From.
The series continues May 1st at 1pm with Paleoethnobotanist Lisa Huckell who will provide an overview of wild plants that have been used by past and contemporary Southwestern cultures and discuss their relevance for modern diets with a focus on more healthful eating. Huckell has been a practicing paleoethnobotanist for more than 30 years, investigating the interrelationship between people and plants of prehistoric and historic cultures in the Southwest and California using plant remains recovered from archaeological contexts. Following the lecture participants are invited to sample of modern recipes that use ancient ingredients provide an entertaining and educational activity that challenges participants to “try something old that’s new.”
passing along from The Magic and Juggling Shop: LINK HERE
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @ 7pm
Please join us Saturday night for Elio's Wand. It is a new magic show for the entire family. It features The Great Renzoni and how he came to be in the 1920s. It is a theatrical presentation with a great story line and plot. The magic is woven throughout. Don't miss this show. One night ONLY at 7pm. Call for reservations 255-2303. TICKETS $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years.