■When: Friday October 7, 2011 ■Time: 7 – 9 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm ■Where: KiMo Theatre ■Price: Admission is free!
Free admission to the KiMo Theatre for this dramatic event to launch Albuquerque’s The Big Read.
Albuquerque’s Big Read in October celebrates the work of Edgar Allan Poe – which should be very good and spooky, just in time to gear us up for Halloween! To launch the month-long chill-fest, ABC Libraries holds an Edgar Allen Poe Funeral Party on October 7 at the KiMo Theatre, and admission is free!
The performance part is by Lou Harmon with readings, background on Poe’s life, and what they call “direct audience interaction”. I hope the interaction doesn’t include ravens. (As per his famous poem: The Raven.) There will also be prizes up for grabs for those who come in costume as Edgar Allan Poe or any of his characters, human or otherwise. They say the event is suitable for middle school ages or older.
Kick-Off Event - Poe Funeral Party Come commemorate Poe with an interactive performance and costume contest. Coinciding with the anniversary of his death, Edgar Allan Poe will be brought to life by performer Lou Harmon for our Big Read kick-off. The event will feature dramatic readings, historical biography and direct audience interaction. Participants that come dressed as Edgar Allan Poe or one of his characters could win a number of prizes! We kick-off at 7 p.m. on October 7th at the historic KiMo Theatre.
If you buy 5 Balloon Fiesta tickets, you pay $35 – saving $1 a ticket or $5 in all. That offer is good both for advance purchases and on the gate, and gets you into five different sessions during Balloon Fiesta.
Our understanding is that schools are not open for outsiders to come on to school grounds, but some schools may invite parents to attend the launch. Everyone else has to take a perch nearby to watch the balloons.
■Where: See the list of Albuquerque Aloft schools ■When: Friday September 30, 2011 ■Time: The launch is due to take place at 7:25 am
Albuquerque Aloft has grown tremendously since the first event in 1990, and continues to bring the joy of ballooning directly to children in their school playgrounds. It is a great way to kick off the beginning of the nine days of Balloon Fiesta every October. Parents, students and teachers alike have the opportunity to meet the pilots and crew, and experience the excitement of watching and learning how a balloon flies. Albuquerque Aloft also provides city residents and guests a visual preview of Balloon Fiesta, as balloons launch from different sites around the city simultaneously.
Balloonists at selected schools may elect to fly from the campus or may remain inflated at the school site. Weather permitting; inflation is scheduled at approximately 7:00 a.m., with launch scheduled for 7:25 a.m. The simultaneous launch is coordinated by KKOB AM Radio, the “official voice” of Balloon Fiesta. Schools are encouraged to invite parents and students to be on hand for the event, and groups at some schools offer refreshments for sale, adding to the fun.
Albuquerque Aloft is the only Balloon Fiesta event in which balloons launch from pre-designated sites outside of Balloon Fiesta Park. The following is a list of the participating schools and the pilots that will be launching from each school.
The Albuquerque International Festival is free for all, on Saturday October 1, from 10 am – 5 pm. It’s held at Talin Market and includes crafts, a kids’ zone, and of course plenty of exotic world foods, plus entertainment.
Showcasing a sampling of all the food, music, dance and art the melting-pot International District has to offer. Take in karate demonstrations, traditional New Mexican music, Native American jewelry and more while learning about services in the resurgent neighborhood. Oh, and you might want to save the best for last; Steps' food cart pod, a one-stop shop for mobile morsels found across the city.
The festival is free and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Talin Market (88 Louisiana SE). For more, you can call 508-9225 or visit stepsabq.org. (Adam Fox) Talin Market · 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join the National Young Farmers' Coalition on Sunday, Oct. 2 for a FREE New Agrarian Farm Tour & Mixer. Tour the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) facility with a special Mobile Matanza demonstration; explore Sol Feliz Farm with Miguel Santestevan, featuring Native American and Hispanic traditional dryland farming techniques, seed saving and acequia expertise; and visit Freshie's Farm, with discussion on how one farm is responding to Mother Nature's challenges in 2011. Our target audience for this tour is new and beginning farmers in the area, and we hope that this is first in a series of events that serve to build a vibrant network of new agrarians in northern New Mexico. If you are interested in car-pooling from Santa Fe, please help us coordinate by RSVPing, email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Trish @ 302-383-1364.
The fun continues into the evening! Show your support and gratitude for our community's new and beginning farmers by joining us on Sunday evening, Oct 2, for local foods grown by farmers at the SF Farmers Market and prepared by Roland Richter of Joe's Diner AND a screening of The Greenhorns documentary film about new farmers in America (www.thegreenhorns.net).Dinner at 6PM, Film at 7pm @ Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion. This event is open to the ENTIRE community. $20 general admission.
Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with Kids Workshops!
FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 - 12 offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
The Jemez Mountains Elk Festival is hosted by the Valles Caldera National Preserve, with some events taking place in nearby locations. Many elements of the Elk Festival are free, including daily activities at the Valles Caldera Visitor Center, free self-guided hikes, and spotting scope booths on the trails to see the elk herd in the Valle Grande. Others will charge event or admission fees.
We’re seeing sessions on wildlife scat and sign scouting, how to throw an atatl dart, and how antlers grow. The free Annual Open Air Market at the Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo on October 8-9 includes arts and traditional Jemez dances.
The Corrales Harvest Festival is a two day event that takes place each year throughout the village of Corrales during the last weekend in September. The Festival had been held continuously since 1986 and has ranked as one of the favorite festivals in the Albuquerque area.
¡Viva la Fiesta! Enjoy panoramic views of the Rio Grande, the Bosque and the Sandia Mountains during Fiesta of Cultures, a celebration of local traditions including Pueblo, Hispanic and Anglo. The emphasis is on craft demonstrations, folk art and pre-industrial lifeways. Before overcrowded freeways and information highways imposed the relentless sameness that is modern living, life here in the Rio Grande Valley followed the more natural rhythms of spring flood and fall harvest. There was a season for everything, “and a time for every purpose under heaven.” The importance of these natural rhythms is reflected in the care and skill that our ancestors lavished on such seemingly simple tasks as: carving a drum from a cottonwood stump; dying skeins of wool for a blanket; or forging a horseshoe with a hammer and anvil. This event is geared toward families with children. There is no admission charge for any of the Fiesta of Culture activities. Food vendors will be available.
Sunday October 30, 2011 1-4 p.m. Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead Sugar skull decorating and nicho (memory box) making for ages 3 top 103, music by Los Trinos, dance performance by Los Ninos de Santa Fe y Compania, seasonal refreshments. Write messages to loved ones who have passed on a leaf for the Tree of life. COSTUMES encouraged, but not required! By Museum admission, New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members» always free! (Photo, left: skeleton, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, c. 1965, Girard Foundation Collection, Museum of International Folk Art, DCA. Photo by Michel Monteaux)
The celebration of the Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead» is rooted in both indigenous Mexican and Catholic religious beliefs. These traditions center on honoring and celebrating the Dead. In the last few decades celebrations of Day of the Dead have increased in popularity throughout the U.S.
The resulting, often humorous view of death as part of the life cycle provides and opportunity for families to gather and remember their loved ones. The sugar skulls, papel picado», food, paper flowers», skeleton puppets» dance and processions that occur during this time encourages participation and expression on a variety of levels.
17th Annual DIA DEL RIO Saturday, October 15th Join us for a Rio Grande Celebration! Join the Open Space Division, Bernalillo County Open Space, REI, and other local organizations for a variety of conservation projects that nurture and protect the bosque and river, including trail work, revegetation, and trash clean up. There will be activities appropriate for all ages. This year we will be working at a newly opened site in the South Valley that offers a variety of recreational opportunities and pedestrian access to the bosque and Rio Grande. WHEN: Saturday, October 15th from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Please arrive promptly at 8:30am to sign in and enjoy snacks provided our other generous sponsors. At the end of the event, make sure to stick around for a fabulous prize drawing! WHERE: The Bernalillo County Durand Open Space in the South Valley.4812 Isleta Blvd SW 87105. South of Gun Club on Isleta. BRING: Gloves, sun protection, plenty of water, and a sack lunch. Free snacks will be provided during morning sign in.REGISTER: Registration begins in September at the Albuquerque location of REI. Check http://www.rei.com/albuquerque or call 247-1191 for more details. Free t-shirts for the first 80 participants to register for the Durand project!This year’s Dia del Rio event includes: Educational tables from organizations working to protect the Rio Grande and bosque. A variety of conservation activities. There will be activities appropriate for all ages, from trail work to trash pickup.
Make a Difference Day Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Piedra Lisa Open Space Area (End Of Candelaria Road) Space Is Limited! Register With The Center For Non-Profit Excellence. WHERE: Meet at the parking area east of Tramway on Camino de la Sierra, just south of the east end of Candelaria. Projects wrap up around 1:00pm. Make a Difference Day is a national day of community service held annually at the end of October. Each year, volunteers throughout Albuquerque work to help improve the quality of life in our community through service projects.The Open Space Division and our partner organization the Nicodemus Wilderness Project participate in Make a Difference Day by organizing a variety of conservation activities that take place at the Piedra Lisa Open Space located at the end of Candelaria.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the Kirtland AFB Open House on Oct. 9. The Kirtland AFB Open House is a free event and the general public is invited to attend.
(NM) KAFB Open House and Air Show: Kirtland Air Force Base will host an open house and air show Sunday, Oct. 9. Gates open to the public at 9 a.m. The event will feature aircraft static displays, military working dog demonstrations, aerial performances by the US Air Force Academy “Wings of Blue” parachute team, and the highlight of the day will be a performance by the US Air Force Thunderbirds. Stop by the Sandia 60th Anniversary display and bring your children by to make a solar bead bracelet or work on an electric circuit set. The event is free to the public. For more information on displays, schedules and parking, visit the KAFB Open House website. Note: all incoming base traffic will shut down 30-minutes prior to the Thunderbird demonstration.
Special displays for this fun annual event will include electric and live steam trains, character trains, sounds of choo-choo and the chicken dance. Including permanent and new displays for the event, there will be 10 trains running simultaneously on 2000 feet of track this weekend!
Club members will showcase their personal collection of model trains in active displays and share pictorial displays of set-ups in local backyards. G-scale experts from the club will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on how to get started. The members of the NMGRR Club have over 200 years of combined experience, and some individuals have been "railroading" for over 20 years!
The Botanic Garden's Railroad Garden has 1200 feet of permanent track and is the biggest G-scale layout in the state. Club members will make the complex come alive for visitors by sharing background stories about the Botanic Garden's permanent garden railroad display, with its villages, tunnels, trestles and mining scenes.
Routes Rentals & Tours offers the first ever haunted bicycle tour in ABQ. The Routes Rentals & Tours Halloween Tour De Frights bike tours take a 2.5 hour ride around haunted Albuquerque. The Routes and Rentals Halloween tours are for adults and “oober-brave” kids aged 12+, starting at 7 pm every night excluding Sunday from October 20 – 29, 2011. The terrain is moderate, starting near Old Town, and refreshments are provided at the end of the tour. If you rent a bike for the tour, the cost is $35. Bring your own bike and the tour is only $25. (You must have front & rear safety lights.) It’s fine to dress up in bike-safe Halloween costumes. Spaces are limited to 16 riders per tour, so book in advance.
The Trolley of Terror from ABQ Trolley Co. and Tours of Old Town takes a 1.5 hour jaunt through haunted Albuquerque. Due to the adult subject matter, they’re giving the tour an ‘R’ rating = this one isn't for kids. The open-air trolley leaves from Old Town on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 pm or 9 pm from October 14 – 29. Tickets are $35, or $30 for seniors 65+ and students with ID. Seats are limited so book the Trolley of Terror in advance.
The Tours of Old Town Ghost Tours take place as usual through October at 8 pm every night, including Halloween night. Tickets for the 90-minute walking tour are $20 with a price break at $18 for seniors 55+, military personnel, and college students. Take ID. Children aged 13-17 pay $16, or it’s $10 for ages 6-12. Kids 5 and under go free. You have to book and pay in advance, so make Ghost Tour reservations online or call (505) 246-TOUR **GHOST Tour of Old Town - a 90 minute walking tour which shares the ghost stories, histories and paranormal investigations of Old Town’s haunted locations. Tours held nightly at 8pm. Advance pre-paid eservations REQUIRED! **MOONLIGHT Ghost Tour - a 2 hour walking Ghost Tour which includes the history and superstitions surrounding the moon. Tour held monthly at 10pm on the nights of the full moon and every Friday & Saturday in the month of October. Advance pre-pad reservations required! See Tour information for dates. **GHOST HUNTING Tour - a 2 to 3 hour walking Ghost Tour and private Ghost Hunt. YOU become an actual Paranormal Investigator. For Private Groups of 4 to 15 people. Advance pre-paid reservations required! Call for availability.
Michaels Stores Free Halloween Crafts Make it and take it event for kids to design a Halloween Clay Pot (pot costs 50 cents), October 28 from 6 – 8 pm while supplies last. On Saturday October 29 make a free trick or treat Duck Tape tote or pail (11 am – noon) followed by free face painting (noon – 1:30 pm) and a Halloween parade (1:30 – 2 pm.) On Sunday October 30, free make it and take it Halloween Crayola pumpkin patch event, from 1-3 pm.
Bookworks Halloween Party for Kids Free on Saturday October 29, from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Cider, doughnuts and scary stories with APS librarian and storyteller, Jill Logan, and kids are welcome to go in costume.
SAGA Tricks and Treats Halloween Carnival The Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy Halloween event on October 29 from 5 – 7:30 pm includes a haunted house, games, contests, prizes, gymnastics and trick or treating. Adults go free, and it’s $5 admission per child for 5 tickets.
Fall Festival in Old Town Oct 29, 2011 @ 3 PM - 8 PM @ Old Town Plaza, 200 Romero NW
Old Town's Fall Festival was initially founded as "Dia Del Dulce," during which the Old Town merchants would hand out candy and treats to the kids from the surrounding neighborhoods.
The treats are still part of the tradition along with the addition of:
•Hay Rides Around Plaza •Pumpkin Decorating •Fall Arts and Crafts •Costume Contest •Pet Parade, and more! 'Thriller' Flash Mob -----> Don't miss the "Thriller Flash Mob," performance under the moonlight at 8 p.m. Click here for more "Thriller" information.
Price The handing out of the treats is free. The Pet Parade and Costume Contest are free as well. Tickets cost $1 each for most of the other activities.
Oct 29, 2011 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM ABQ BioPark Zoo 903 Tenth SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Description Play games, visit Haunted Habitats, and enjoy a costume parade and costume judging. Taste sweet treats from the many sponsoring businesses and civic organizations that will have tables throughout the zoo.
Park and Ride FREE Park and Ride is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the Aquarium & Botanic Garden parking lot.
You can also avoid the traffic by taking a city bus. (Route 53 stops a block from the zoo. Routes 766 and 66 stop outside the Aquarium & Botanic Garden.)
Volunteer All volunteer positions are full. Please call us next year.
Schedule Performances by Jeez LaWeez - 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
I Scream for Funky Monkey Ice Cream Contest - 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 (Sign up on the left side of bandshell - 12 screamers in each contest.)
Costume Contests (Line up on left side of bandshell a few minutes before each category.)
Blue Man Group Friday, October 28, 2011 8pm Saturday, October 29, 2011 2pm & 8pm Sunday, October 30, 2011 2pm & 7:30pm Blue Man Group will thrill New Mexico with its high-octane theatrical experience. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music, and technology. If you’ve never seen Blue Man Group, it’s a must-see. If you’re already a fan, don’t miss it. Region: Central New Mexico. Event Category: Arts: Visual & Performing. Age Range: All Ages. Contact Name: Popejoy Hall. Contact Email: email@example.com. Contact Phone: 5052778010. Ticket Web Link: http://www.unmtickets.com. Ticket Phone: 5052770388. Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 101 Cornell Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. For more info visit popejoypresents.com.
TCA Toy Train Show is the largest Toy Train Show in New Mexico. There will be three layouts operating for the whole family to watch, plus 55 tables of Toy Trains and Model Railroading supplies for sale. Region: Central New Mexico. Event Category: Family Fun & Kids. Age Range: All Ages. Cost: Adults $4.00 Kids under 12 free. Contact Name: Greg Palmer. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Phone: 505-898-3840. Sunday, October 30, 2011, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel.
Where: Greenbelt Park/Amphitheater of Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque
Autumn has arrived! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and Fall Festival is coming! This annual Halloween alternative offers kids of all ages a fun way to celebrate the season. Come out on Sunday, October 30, from 4-8 pm for free carnival games, costume contests, and candy. Enjoy the soft toy city and pony rides when you purchase a $5 wristband; food will also be available for purchase.
As an added treat, Student Ministries presents Dominic Balli in concert! Dominic is known for his Rock/Pop/Reggae sound, rich in transparently honest lyrics of freedom, hope and love.
Harvestfest 2011 - October 29th - 5pm When: October 29th - 5pm | Where: Nations Assembly of God Church Contact: |
Join the SOLID Youth Ministry at All Nations Assembly of God church on October 29 for Harvestfest 2011! A night of fun, food, games, prizes, church friendly costume contest and great fellowship! All are welcomed to join this free event! Fun starts at 5pm and ends with a Youth service sponsored by the SOLID Youth Ministry! All Nations is located at 12th and Menaul next to the car wash.
Blaze Christian Fellowship's Eighth Annual Harvest Fest - Monday, October 31, from 3:00pm to 8:00 When: Monday, October 31, from 3:00pm to 8:00 | Where: Genoveva Chavez Community Center Contact: |
Blaze Christian Fellowship invites you to the Eighth Annual Harvest Fest on Monday, October 31, 2011, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at Genoveva Chavez Community Center. It is a non-alcohol and safe environment for the families in the community of Santa Fe and surrounding area on Halloween night. There will be free hot dogs, nachos, beverages, cotton candy, popcorn and candy while supplies last. During the evening, prizes will be given away as well as a drawing for an iPod. They will have a cakewalk, face painting, jumping gyms, soft toys and many other games, as well as a concert with DS Eclectic and Illusent. The ministry requests non-perishable food items to donate to local food pantries.