July 7 - Altura Park (7 - 8 pm) From I-40 head south on Carlisle Blvd. Head east on Indian School to Morningside. Head south on Morningside to Hannett. The Park will be on your left.
July 21 - Ridgecrest Park (7 - 8 pm) From Lead or Coal Avenues, head south on Carlisle Blvd. Head southeast on Ridgecrest Dr., past Pershing. The Park will be on your 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.
Friends at Biodynamic CSA, Erda Gardens, are hosting some cool summer workshops. Below is their schedule.
Erda Gardens CSA members can take any of our homesteading workshops offered at Sunstone at a discount. Our regular fee is $15 the day of or $12 in advance. The discount price for Erda Gardens members is $10. See our workshop schedule at http://www.sunstoneherbs.com/workshops ERDA GARDENS WORKSHOPS Wednesday, July 1 6pm PESTO- Making pesto with bountiful fresh basil. Followed by a pasta and veggie supper. Led by Penina Ballen, Pesto lover. Please RSVP by Monday, June 29, 344 – 7810. Saturday, July 11 1–3pm The History of Food: from our Ape Ancestors to the Present. Throughout history, food revolutions include the use of fire, domestication of animals, then plants,migration, colonization, and the Industrial Revolution. We will explore our emotional, cultural.and personal experiences with food. Led by Greg Gould, foodologist. Please RSVP to 344-7810. Sunday, July 12, 6-8 PM Intro to Biodynamics, with our farmers Jimmy and Spiral location- Sanchez farm Sunday, July 19 1 – 3 PM. Intro to Permaculture with Michael Reed. Location- Blake farm Monday, July 20, 6- 8 PM Biodynamic Farming Series: Cosmic Rythms and working with the Calendar, led by farmers Jimmy and Spiral. Location- Blake farm Sunday, July 28, 10:00 AM – noon HERBS, Medicine Making with Dr. Rasa at the Blake Farm.
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!
PMAGALU Spirit of the Drum Free and open to all! Nigerian Master drummers Agalu the Spirit of African Drums perform traditional blessing songs, celebratory dance rythms, and original contemporary compositions in the Yaruba tradition of West Africa.
Free Parking and Refreshments Maxwell Museum, University of New Mexico For more information call 277-1400 or visit http://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu
FREE Jazz Ensemble Concert Saturday, July 31st, 2010 from 1-3pm. Come out and hear some of ABQ's talented youth as they present their summer concert. They are all great, but the Advanced Ensemble will blow you away!!!!
FREE Albuquerque 2010 Coop and Garden Tour this weekend, July 31 and August 1, 9 AM to 2 PM, we wanted to clarify map availability:
- the COMPLETE map showing ALL locations on the tour will be available ONLINE ONLY beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 30 at http://www.albuquerquecooptour.com - walking and biking maps of SOME of the locations will be available during the tour at La Mantanita Coop, Nob Hill location and the Source Community Garden, 1111 Carlisle SE
This tour promises to be an exciting event, with a wide diversity of chicken coops, community gardens, school gardens, and backyard farms, many of which we've been connected to through the GardenersGuild's extensive network of members and friends.