WILD FOR WEEDS! Plant Identification and Cooking Demonstration Saturday, May 14 10:00 am $25.00 A weed is “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Plants we typically categorize as “weeds” and a worthless nuisance may actually have value as a tasty, inexpensive food source. Put away the Round Up and take out the salt and pepper! Joran Viers, botanist and director of the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service, and Teresa Franklin, a personal chef, team up to help you identify and prepare the tasty foods volunteering to grow in your yard. Plants such as dandelion, lambsquarter, amaranth, cattail, and purslane are all highly nutritious, quite tasty and it is likely that one or more of these plants are growing in your yard or nearby. $25.00 per person. Call (505)897-8831 to register. OPEN SPACE VISITOR CENTER 6500 Coors Blvd NW between Montano & Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 505-897-8831
Get Pumped! On Friday May 6th the Amy Biehl High School Foundation is holding the 2nd Annual Urban Olympics.
Teams of five complete a circuit of events including: Office Chair Race, Donkey Kong Ladder Climb,Heel Race, Military Obstacle Course,Dumpster Dive,Water Cooler Race Tarzan Swing over Rio Grand Mud Pit,Tricycle Race through Water... Gauntlet + PC Shot Put and Giant Paper Airplane for bonus points.
ERC Seminar: Friday May 20th, 9:30-11:30am. 12201 Comanche NE (Grace Baptist Chapel)
Glenda Durano will teach parents about how to prepare your homeschool student for college.
This is a FREE event.
Please RSVP by replying to this email, or contacting Glenda directly (her contact info is in the note below).
Sincerely, ERC Staff
FOR PARENTS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: What does a home school parent need to do to prepare a student for college? What does the student need to do? Is it ever too early to start? And is it ever too late? Discover practical tips that can increase your student's options regarding his college education as well as the quality of his high school education...from choosing extracurricular activities to developing a transcript to making college visits. Glenda Durano, a faith-based education consultant and member of the Independent Education Consultants of America, shares her experience and expertise. Friday, May 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. at the ERC (Grace Baptist Chapel 12201 Commanche Road NE Albuquerque, NM) PLEASE RSVP BY REPLYING TO THIS EMAIL SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
WILD FOR WEEDS! Plant Identification and Cooking Demonstration Saturday, May 14th | 10:00 am FEE: $25.00 CONTACT: Jodi Hedderig | Parks & Recreation Dept., Open Space Division | 505-897-8831 | firstname.lastname@example.org | A weed is “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Joran Viers, botanist and director of the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service, and Teresa Franklin, a personal chef, team up to help you identify and prepare the tasty foods volunteering to grow in your yard. Plants we typically categorize as “weeds” and a worthless nuisance may actually have value as a tasty, inexpensive food source. Put away the Round Up and take out the salt and pepper! Joran Viers, botanist and director of the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service, and Teresa Franklin, a personal chef, team up to help you identify and prepare the tasty foods volunteering to grow in your yard. Plants such as dandelion, lambsquarter, amaranth, cattail, and purslane are all highly nutritious, quite tasty and it is likely that one or more of these plants are growing in your yard or nearby. In fact, lambsquarter, also known as wild spinach and quelites, rivals spinach in flavor and can be found on tables at local farmer’s markets. Several of the plants we will be targeting for preparation are, under City of Albuquerque ordinance, nuisance weeds. These plants may not be propagated and landowners are required to remove them. This class offers an enjoyable and non-chemical solution to weed removal. Viers will lead a walk identifying and collecting plants for preparation. Franklin will take the foods collected and show you simple recipes to prepare them. You will receive instruction, a plant identification booklet, recipes, and tastings. You are encouraged to bring sun protection, water, and a pocket knife or clippers. Space is limited. Call (505)897-8831 to register.
Traditional Gardens: Waterwise Techniques to adopt in modern Southwestern households Sunday, May 15th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm What is a waffle garden? And what do cobblestones have to do with extending the growing season and water efficiency in your pumpkin patch? If you have visited the Traditions Garden at the Open Space Visitor Center, you may have seen these techniques in action. Now, for the first time we break down this early art and science of growing in this arid region. Sometime you have to go back in time to be cutting edge. Learn how you can save money, water and grow the best vegetables in the Southwest in this informative workshop. Archaeobotanist Glenna Dean will walk you through the process and give you an appreciation for our agricultural history in this informative talk. The workshop will be followed by a live demo as we rebuild our own waffle garden walls and show you how to implement this simple technique in your own backyards.
Glenna Dean, former State Archaeologist, currently works in Northern New Mexico to continue traditions and heritage through community development and sustainable tourism. Working with soil samples from prehistoric agricultural fields, Glenna made the first identification of pollen grains from cotton plants in northern New Mexico, certain evidence that cotton was grown at high elevations 800 years ago without visible means of irrigation. Join Glenna for an informative discussion of how we can incorporate the techniques of our ancestors in our modern backyards!
Not to be confused with the nonprofit choir for young men, the three sultry ladies of Albuquerque Boys Choir will charm your ears with sweet harmonies and a plethora of stringed instruments. ABQBC jams out catchy Americana-tinged ditties on guitar, banjo, charango, washboard, and whatever else its members can get their hands on. If you like seeing talented musicians switching it up on multiple instruments, or want a plastic tube patched with duct tape to emit pleasing melodies, these are your girls. If you're into free shows, be sure to catch them at the Lomas-Tramway Public Library on Tuesday as part of AMP Concerts free library events series. (Summer Olsson) Lomas-Tramway Public Library · 6p.m. · FREE · ALL-AGES!
The Great Outdoors Nursery and Fireside Books are excited to provide a venue for Corrales Storytellers Liz Mangual and Bob Kanegis. Liz and Bob tell stories for Everyone Older Than Yesterday and Younger Than Tomorrow and will kick off their National Storytelling Safari by entertaining our customers and friends on the newly built deck at Fireside Books inside Great Outdoors Nursery. Showtime is Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1 PM. For more information about the Tales & Trails Storytellers check our their website at: http://www.schoolstorytelling.com Stories will be told from around the world celebrating our connection to the natural world so bring a friend and your kiddos. Admission is free! Please feel free to contact the nursery with any questions at 505-890-5311. See you there.
You are cordially invited to the PACT East Mountain Homeschool Choirs’ Annual Spring Family & Friends Concert Friday May 13, 2011 6:00 pm At Good Shepherd Lutheran Church In Edgewood Featuring the Sparrows, Morning Stars & Hallelujah Singers Fellowship time with food following the concert
The Buffalo Range Riders — SASS mounted shooting club meets the third Saturday of each month at Founders' Ranch in Edgewood. Call Chile Cowboy at 379-8957 for directions and more info.
National River Cleanup Day — Volunteer to help remove trash and debris from the Rio Grande with the Albuquerque Open Space Division on the northwest side of the Central bridge. Register with REI by calling 247-1191.
Balloon Museum Host to Zimbabwe Music & Dance Extravaganza!
International Performers Play to Support Zimbabwe Summer Camp in Santa Fe. ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Mark you calendars for May 27th at 12:30 p.m. at the Balloon Museum for an afternoon filled with music, drumming and dancing! As part of our Departures Salon Series at the Balloon Museum, AMP Concerts is proud to bring a wonderful Zimbabwean music and dance concert! AMP is known for bringing the best in world, folk and eclectic music to their Albuquerque roving concert series.
"Being the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, we are thrilled to highlight the international artists from Zimbabwe." said Laurie Magovern, Education Curator at the Balloon Museum. "AMP Concerts provide wonderful music for the Albuquerque community, and we are excited to be the venue on the north side of town."
The Zimbabwe music and dance is brought to the Balloon Museum by AMP Concerts in support of Camp Mabina. Every year Camp Mabina brings Zimbabwe's finest musicians and dancers to the Synergia ranch for two weeks of intensive African music and dance workshops. The May 27 show will feature a trio of Camp Mabina instructors, including South African singer, dancer and drummer Lucky Moyo. The talented Moyo has performed at amazing venues during his 20 year career including The JFK Centre, Symphony Space in NYC, Opera de Paris and the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
This lunchtime concert is provided for FREE with admission to the Balloon Museum. Admission prices are $4 for adults ($3 for NM residents), $1 for children 3 to 12. Make a reservation for this fabulous afternoon of African song and dance at http://www.e-rezz.com/reserve?id=1386004.
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is a division of the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. Located at 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE just south of Balloon Fiesta Park (North of Alameda), the Balloon Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round (closed Mondays and City Holidays that fall on Mondays). Admission is $4.00 for adults ($3.00 for NM residents), $2.00 for seniors 65+, $1.00 for children ages 4-12, and children 3 and under FREE. Admission is free each Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and all day on the first Friday of every month. Balloon Museum Foundation members, ICOM, AAM, and NMAM members are FREE. For more information, call 505-768-6020, visit http://www.cabq.gov/balloon, or call 311. For accessibility, call Relay NM or 711.
May 28th @ 9:30am-4:30pm * Presentations start @ 10:30am, in the afternoon, enjoy live music (easy listening)
SPRING FLING in the TREES
Join the Trees That Please Nursery at our annual Garden Party @ the Arboretum Tome' in Los Lunas, a huge private collection of trees of the world. Presentations will also be available: how to improve your soil, planting fruit trees for food, best trees for shade & water conservation in NM