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.
A new festival category, Chamber Music Ballet, which is a partnership between virtuoso musicians and virtuoso dancers from celebrated national companies, marrying live chamber music to classical dance presentations.
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!
Watermelon Sunsets - New Concert Series at the Balloon Museum! August 17 - Watermelon Mountain Jug Band (Country & Bluegrass) August 24 - Wagogo (World Music) August 31 - SOUL Kitchen featuring Chris Dracup & Hillary Smith (Soul, Boogie & Blues) A summer 'send-off' and 5 year anniversary celebration! Enjoy the splendor in Albuquerque's big, beautiful skies - the pink, the orange and the blue! Spend evenings with your friends and family enjoying the magic summer hours. Kick off your shoes, run in the grass, lean back and soak in the splendid views of the Sandia Mountains. Enjoy live music! Bring your own picnic!* Watermelon & margaritas plus other fabulous food & drinks will be available for purchase - provided by the Cooperage. $8 adults; $4 seniors & children 12-18; under 12 free; Balloon Museum members 1/2 price. Purchase tickets at the door. *Alcoholic beverages & glass containers prohibited
I will be offering group lessons for homeschooled children 6 and up on Thursdays at 1:30pm starting September 2nd. If there is sufficient interest, other time slots may become available.
I will be holding a free introductory session to talk about Simply Music and special discount offer for this group lesson. The introductory session will be held 1:30pm, Thursday August 19th at 735 Mark Dr NE, Albuquerque.
Please email me and let me know how many people are coming so I can reserve seats for you (or call me at 453-8210). I understand for some families distance may be a consideration, I would still highly recommend that you come by the introductory session and find out how revolutionary Simply Music is compared to traditional lessons as additional travel time can easily be offset by the quick success of your student.
Daizy, the Asian elephant will celebrate her first birthday at the Rio Grande Zoo and the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails are helping her celebrate! Girls Scouts will conduct an investiture to make Daizy an official Girl Scout!
But this is more than just a birthday party, all who attend will have the unique opportunity to learn more about endangered Asian elephants and what zoos like the Rio Grande Zoo are doing to help these animals.
Asian elephants like Daizy are very rare, and your actions matter when it comes to protecting them and their habitats. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 28 at the Rio Grande Zoo:
10:00 a.m.: Celebration begins! 10:30 a.m.: Thai Story Time Elephant Exercise Session Zookeeper Q & A 11:00 a.m.: Thai music and dance performance 11:30 a.m.: Elephants get birthday piñatas Zookeeper Q & A Noon: Thai music and dance performance 12:30 p.m.: Daizy gets a birthday cake, join us to sing her “Happy Birthday” Zookeeper Q & A 1:00 p.m.: Birthday cake for zoo guests (while supplies last) 1:30 p.m.: Elephant training session Zookeeper Q & A
For more information, please call (505) 764-6214. See next page for a complete schedule of events. Girl Scouts attending the party will earn the very first Daizy patch. Visit http://www.cabq.gov/biopark for a full list of Girl Scout patch requirements.
August 7 @7pm Ancient Tales & Original Music @ Elena Gallegos Picnic Area Music & stories w/guitars, flute, hurdy gurdy and accordian by Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, Sharon Berman & Juan Wijngaard Parking is $2.
"This fee-free weekend provides an opportunity for individuals and families alike to take an affordable vacation or to explore a nearby park they have never visited before," Secretary Salazar said the other day. "I encourage everyone to take advantage of the free admission to visit not only our greatest natural wonders but also our nation's historic and cultural icons."
What is Brain Education (BE)? Do you want these things for your children?:
more energy and stamina less fatigue reduced stress perception fewer physical symptoms improved digestion Emotional well-being and social interactions
enhanced confidence and self-esteem more calm greater consideration for others more harmonious connections to peers, teachers, and parents greater enjoyment of everyday activities Cognitive functions and learning
improved attention and concentration better memory deeper intuition expanded imagination and creativity
The BE approach is deeply experiential. Students directly participate in exercises designed to improve sensory awareness, motor control, balance, emotional regulation, attention, and imagination.
Studies of Brain Education for Enhanced Learning have found that the program promotes behavioral, emotional, and cognitive improvements, including positive effects on learning efficiency, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and stress coping strategies. Following are summaries of three studies that used a control-group design. Please visit powerbrainedu.com for more information!
We are having a workshop to teach Brain Education to anyone who is interested in learning how to use the full potential of their brain as well as use this program to teach in any classroom! We believe Brain Education will completely turn our education system around!
Please let me know if you are interested! Stay tuned for the official Brain Education Workshop poster to be posted to this forum!
Homeschoolers and school employees save 50-80% in this Albuquerque book sale from August 24 – 28, 2010.
The Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale is only for school employees, school district personnel, homeschoolers, and Book Fair volunteers. If you fit in one of those categories, you can save up to 80% off the cover price of hardcover and paperback books and school supplies in the sale this week. Plus, when you register for it online, you’ll get coupons for $10 off a $50 purchase or $25 off a $100 purchase.
I’m guessing that school teachers and librarians already know about this, but any readers who are homeschoolers may not. If you ARE a homeschooler, let us know in the comment box below, then we’ll know if these kind of deals are of interest.
Scholastic Book Warehouse Back to School Sale takes place in Albuquerque:
When: Tuesday August 24 to Saturday August 28, 2010 Time: 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday / 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday Where: Scholastic Book Fairs Warehouse, 4404 McLeod Road NE
Come to the National Hispanic Cultural Center for amazing dance classes August 27, 28 and 29 from 10 am to 5 pm as part of the Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival.
Visit http://www.abqlatinfest.com for a complete class schedule, ticket information and details on dance concerts, dance films and other special events during the Latin Dance Festival throughout Albuquerque beginning on Monday, August 23.