June 9 - Heritage Hills Park (7 - 8 pm) From I-25 take San Antonio exit east to Ventura. (San Antonio will be become Harper east of Wyoming) Head north on Ventura approx. ½ mile to park entrance on left hand side.
June 23 - Mariposa Basin Park (7 - 8 pm) From I-40, take Coors north to Montano, and Montano west to Taylor Ranch Dr. Head north on Taylor Ranch, and park will be on the left.
The Albuquerque Concert Band has been elevating the Albuquerque cultural community with fabulous performances of band music, for over 40 years. The City presents five FREE "Concert Band" performances at various parks throughout the city giving folks an opportunity to enjoy an evening of wonderful music in their own backyard.
Concerts are held on Wednesday evenings during the summer months. You may bring your chairs, blankets, picnic/coolers, etc. and relax, dance and listen to an array of concert band presentations.
In honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Governor Richardson has declared June "Get Outdoors Month" in New Mexico. Attached is the proclamation. Please take this opportunity now to put June 12th on your calendar and come to Tingley Beach for National Get Outdoors Day! (Sponsored by the National Forest Service.)
WHEN: June 5th starting at 8:00am until about 1:00pm.
WHERE: The Elena Gallegos Picnic Area/Albert G. Simms Park in Albuquerque. The Elena Gallegos Open Space is located east of Tramway at the end of Simms Park Rd., just north of Academy. Parking is limited so please carpool!
REGISTRATION: Register at Recreational Equipment Inc (REI) by calling 247-1191 or stop by 1550 Mercantile Av (I-25 and Montano). See http://www.rei.com/albuquerque for online registration information.
ACTIVITIES: There will be activities for all ages and fitness levels. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers will work on over 10 different conservation projects including trash cleanup, land restoration, trail maintenance, and new trail construction in the Sandia Mountains and Open Space trail systems.
WHAT TO BRING: A hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, work gloves, and lots of enthusiasm! The Sandia Ranger District and Albuquerque Open Space will provide all tools and instructions. Please leave your pets at home!
AFTER EVENT PICNIC AND PRIZES! At the end of the event, we reward our volunteers with a free lunch and lots of prizes donated by our generous sponsors!
National Trails Day is celebrated with special events throughout the United States and is considered the largest and most influential trails celebration in the country. Every year, the American Hiking Association helps citizens organize hundreds of trails projects throughout the country. The Open Space Division and other local organizations including the U.S. Forest Service, REI, Friends of the Sandia Mountains, and the Open Space Alliance have planned an exciting day of trails projects that will take place at the Elena Gallegos Open Space. The theme for NTD 2010 is “Find Your Happy Place.” This is your opportunity to get outside and contribute to our outdoor recreational heritage by improving and maintaining the Sandia Foothills trails systems.
National Trails Day serves three main purposes: 1) Educate the public on the importance of trails and their conservation; 2) Strengthen alliances of different agencies that work together beyond National Trails Day; 3) Create new trail advocates.
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY IS SPONSORED LOCALLY IN PART BY REI, WHOLE FOODS, LA MONTANITA COOP, THE OPEN SPACE ALLIANCE, FRIENDS OF THE SANDIA MOUNTAINS, and SPORTS SYSTEMS.
Cindy Davies is the 4-H Home Economics Coordinator for Bernalillo County Extension Office
These classes are FAB!!! verify age preferences
2010 Summer Food Preservation Classes
Making Jams and Jelly: June 15th from 9-12 Homemade Pickles: July 14th from 9-12 Canning fruits and vegetables: August 25th from 9-1 Freezing and Drying foods: August 26th from 9-11
All classes will be held at the 4-H Center; 1500 Menaul NW (just west of 12th St. on Menaul)
Registration is required, and the fee is $10 for each class
Call Cindy Davies at Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service for reservation and information: 243-1386
If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this event, please let us know at the time you register. NMSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperating. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.
Open Space: A Retrospective Saturday, June 12th 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Since its inception in 1984, the Open Space Division has been working to preserve environmentally and culturally important lands throughout the Albuquerque area. Much of what defines Albuquerque and makes it unique is its “open” and undeveloped spaces such as the cottonwood Bosque of the Rio Grande Valley, the Sandia Foothills, and the volcanic escarpment and grasslands of the City’s West Side. This rare opportunity for members offers a front seat to a key player’s account of the Open Space adventure. The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit group of volunteers working with the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division to enhance our quality of life through: * Increasing awareness of Open Space lands * Building and strengthening partnerships with groups who share Open Space values * Promoting conservation, acquisition and stewardship of Open Space lands * Strengthening volunteerism and community outreach programs * Providing financial support
BOSQUE WILD: Guided Nature Walk Sunday, June 6th 7:30 am FREE Join our naturalists for a walk into the riverside forest that so many of us pass on our way through the city. Space limited. Registration encouraged: 897-8831
COOPER’S HAWKS OF ALBUQUERQUE: Slideshow, discussion and live birds Saturday, June 12th 1:00 pm Kristin Madden, Clinic Director for Wildlife Rescue Inc of New Mexico and a field biologist for Hawks Aloft, Inc., is studying factors influencing nest-site defense by Cooper’s hawks for her Master’s degree. She will discuss the natural history of Cooper’s hawks in general, including identification tips and rehabilitation stories. Background information about Cooper’s hawks in our area will be presented, along with preliminary findings from Kristin’s current study.
Just a reminder - Nine Men Morris is coming to the Cherry Hills Library on June 8th at 10:30 am! This is a fun, Medievlish game that was quite popular throughout Europe - it's even mentioned by William Shakespear in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Every family that comes to the class will go home with a nine men morris gameboard so that you can play at home. Later in the month, I'd like to hold a nine men morris tournament combined with a simple fund raiser for Medieval Living - more on that during the class on June 8. Please note: this class is a morning class, rather than afternoon! Hope that works out better for everyone.
SOUTHWEST GREEN BUILDING CENTER 5620 Venice NE Suite L (Alameda/San Mateo)
UPCOMING EVENTS/WORKSHOPS This month's workshop - GREEN GARDENING - will be Saturday, June 26th from 10:30 a.m. till noon and will be presented by Olga Schifani. Olga ran a vegan organic farm, CSA and has taught classes on organic gardening for years. She will share her extensive knowledge on efficient, non-toxic gardening. Learn about organic pest control, composting, and other techniques to have a safe and healthy home garden.
Call 821-6259 to reserve a spot, this class will fill up quickly. It's a great chance to enter our drawing too!
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!