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Shooting Club flyers create controversy By Shaya Rogers Staff Reporter
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Dawn Shores said she believes the flyers placed behind the glass makes it look as though administration endorses the message.
Controversy has been created around signs posted on campus by a student organization. Signs posted on Main and Montoya Campus by the CNM Shooting Club play on students’ emotions and fears about school safety, said Psychology Major Dawn Shores. The signs are displayed behind glass in various locations around campus and say, “10 out of
Spring Break March 2014
By Adriana Avila Managing Editor
Getting the required textbooks for each term without breaking the bank is becoming more difficult and students have few options when trying to
save money, said Paralegal Studies Major Elisabeth Gehring. The high cost of new textbooks and the addition of supplemental materials like reference books, workbooks and online codes, make
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many students feel fed up, said Gehring. “It’s just crazy how expensive textbooks are at the CNM bookstore. It’s only my second semester and I have already spent see
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A sampling of textbook prices at the CNM Bookstore Textbooks
A Survey of Mathematics with Applications, 9th Ed.
The Bedford Handbook, 8th Ed.
Mercury Reader, CNM Ed.
Visualizing Nutrition, 2nd Ed.
Leadership and Management in $94.75 the Hospitality Industry, 3rd Ed.
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CNM Bookstore prices are for current Spring term and are subject to change.
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Students build a casita
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The Executive Council of Students is working with members of administration to get student input about the possibility of removing spring break after this school year, said President of ECOS and Criminal Justice Major Stephen Martos. There had been a five-year agreement for spring break dates to align among CNM, UNM and APS, but now that the agreement has ended, APS is moving their spring break to the middle of April, said Martos. It would be senseless to continue the alignment since the spring term for CNM ends April 27, he said. “There’s no sense in us to have a week off, one week of class and then finals week,” said Martos.
Director of Marketing and Communications Brad Moore said the spring break agreement was created a few years ago to benefit students, faculty and staff with family attending other educational institutions. Martos said the administration is creating the survey and would like ECOS’s participation in increasing student awareness of the issue. “The survey will examine possible alternatives, including the complete removal of spring break and an extended break between the spring and summer terms, Martos said. There will be a separate link for students, faculty and staff to take the survey, which should be available later this week. The survey will be accessed through the CNM homepage, he said.
President of the Shooting Club and Electrical Engineering Major Mitchell Jackson said the signs are behind glass for a reason; two semesters ago, when the club started putting the signs up, many were torn down. “In order to combat that, we went to the next level. We didn’t start behind glass, we started on bulletin boards and once they were pulled down we decided we had to do something different
Students unhappy with rising costs of course materials
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10 criminals like gun free zones” and “Signs can’t stop acts of violence. Armed citizens can.” “Because it is behind that glass, if you look at the posters around those signs, a lot of them have to do with various aspects of things you need to do at school, directives from the school. So it looks like this is sponsored by CNM,” she said. Shores said the posters suggest that students who are on campus without a gun are not safe.
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25th Annual Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival Spring Show
LEONARDO, CNM’s annual student arts and literary magazine, is now accepting submissions of poems, short stories, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, art, and photography until Feb. 2, 2013. Writers: Submit written works in a single MS Word e-mail. There is no limit to the number of stories/poems submitted. Artists: All art (paintings, sketches, sculptures, ceramics, photos, etc.) must be submitted digitally as a Photoshop, Illustrator, or PDF file (minimum 150 dpi resolution). Send all submissions to: Patrick Houlihan at houlihan@ cnm.edu. Type “Leonardo” in the email subject line. Include name, address, and phone in the email message, and send from your CNM email account. LEONARDO is created by and for CNM students, and is edited and designed by CNM student volunteers; the magazine is published and distributed every April (National Poetry Month) with Student Film Club the generous support of CNM Looking for New Members Student Activities.
This March, the original Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will open its doors to celebrate 25 years! Featuring a juried lineup of 200 artists and craftsmen from all over the country in a variety of mediums including glass art, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, wood, photography, oil paintings, mixed media and more, this Albuquerque favorite never ceases to draw huge crowds of enthusiastic shoppers! Festival goers enjoy live music, specialty foods, artists’ demonstrations, and the complimentary Kids’ Creation Station. Dates: March 8, 9, 10 2013 Location: Expo New Mexico’s Lujan Building Admission: $7.00, $9.00 Festival Pass (unlimited weekend admission) Please visit our website for more details! www. riograndefestivals.com
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Veterans Club Recruiting New Members The Veterans Club will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” on Feb. 8, from 11:00 a.m. to noon in the Main Campus cafeteria in the Student Services Center. Refreshments will be served. Come and join brother and sister veterans for a good time.
Law Access New Mexico Offers Free Individual Consultations
Society of Law and Psychology Hosts First Meeting of 2013
Low income students who have legal issues or questions have free civil legal service available to them. CNM has contracted with Law Access New Mexico for legal services to CNM students who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Students may call Law Access directly – 998-4529 and identify themselves as CNM students; or Students may contact a Connect Achievement Coach to sign up for on-campus individual consultations. Law Access Attorney Sandi Gilley comes to each campus twice a month to meet with students. For more information about this free program, contact Law Access, NM directly at 998-4529 or speak to Connect Achievement Coach Chioma Heim at 224-4080.
The Society of Law and Psychology will be hosting its first meeting of the year on Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Jeanette Stromberg Hall room JS303. The keynote speaker will be Kevin Dougherty, JD. Dougherty has served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. Other accomplishments include serving as a military district attorney and judge. Dougherty currently offers instruction in the Criminal Justice Department at CNM. Dougherty’s talk will focus on topics where psychology and the law coincide. There will be a Q and A session and refreshments. This is a public event.
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Shooting Club flyers are protected free speech Editorial By the cnm chronicle editorial board
The CNM Chronicle does not believe that the answer to gun violence is to allow guns on campus, but we do believe that the Shooting Club has an inviolable right to hang the flyers on campus. In this week’s front page article “Student club flyers create controversy,” Shooting Club President Mitchell Jackson stated that the flyers were behind glass because previous flyers had been torn down, presumably by community members who disagreed with the statements on the flyers. While placing the flyers behind glass does make it seem as though the flyers are endorsed by CNM, those who disagree would do well to create and post flyers with an opposing viewpoint or send responses directly to the Shooting Club rather than stifle the organization’s right to free speech. To its credit, CNM has had a long-standing record of protecting all students’ right to free speech. The decision to place the flyers behind glass was the best available solution for all parties involved. Perhaps it would be better to say that the schools decision to place the flyers behind glass was an endorsement of free speech rather than an endorsement of content of the flyer. While community members might find the flyers offensive, removing them stifles everyone’s free speech. If CNM refuses to allow those flyers, an argument can be made to disallow any student organization flyers. Then clothing with offensive slogans, then perhaps offensive language. Some community members may think that this could be OK. There are probably many who think that there is a lot of offensive language on campus, but then, who decides what is and is not offensive? Freedom of speech is all or nothing; either everyone has it or no one does. It is important to note that those flyers do draw attention to the problem of gun violence and a possible solution, but the flyers alone do not create meaningful discussion. That could be accomplished only if the members of the Shooting Club took what they have started a step further and hosted an open forum on the topic, something the Chronicle hopes to see in the future.
EDITORIAL CARTOON BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS
The Fine Art of Misery Depression: Before you reach for the Prozac, part 1
By Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D. guest columnist
*On a serious note: please know that this series is intended to be a spoof, a lighthearted invitation to look at how we sometimes create our own misery. It is by no means meant to be disrespectful or minimizing of many people’s true pain, particularly around depression and anxiety. A proven technique to generate an internal state of depression is to start on the outside and then focus on the inside. This two part article will begin with your physical appearance. In part two we will concentrate on your outward behavior. This systematic approach will slowly but surely destroy your life spirit. Appearing Depressed Wear drab, dark clothes that communicate to the world that you are invisible or deserve to be invisible.
Browns, blacks, grays, and navy blues are best. Be sure your clothes are over-sized, wrinkled, and not clean. A low slung hat or hairstyle that hides your eyes is a particularly effective touch that will keep you feeling unworthy. It telegraphs to the world your morose and sullen nature and has the added benefit of calling attention to yourself as a misunderstood outcast. Some people will be merely intrigued; others will feel sorry for you and that’s exactly the effect you’re after. Manage your facial expressions. Always wear a frown and do not make eye contact with people. Use your face to express only minimal emotion; boredom, superior disdain and chronic irritation are the best options. The well-timed rolling of the eyes is a classic passive expression of disapproval. It has the added benefit of giving you plausible deniability.
When someone calls you on it, you can indignantly protest, “I didn’t say anything,” thereby absolving you of any responsibility for your toxic presence. If you need assistance, consult withdrawn adolescents. They are masters of this technique. Manage your body language. Always walk slowly using a short stride with your head down, hands in your pockets, and looking only 3-5 ft. in front of you. Be sure you maintain rounded shoulders and a hunched over posture. Never, ever look up. While sitting, cross your arms, keep your head down and throw in the occasional despairing slow shaking of the head accompanied by a long, tired sigh. I hope you found these tips helpful in your efforts to become a truly depressed person. Stay tuned for other installments from The Fine Art of Misery series.
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Life as a casita Applied Science students use technical skills to build a house By Daniel Johnson Staff Reporter
Students enrolled in the Applied Sciences programs are building a house as part of their education, said Full-time Carpentry Instructor Lino Moya. The casita, which sits in a lot just south of Ted Chavez Hall on Main Campus, is a two-term construction project that involves several Applied Science classes, he said. From start to finish, it will be completed by students, which allows for complete handson experience in
areas of their educational study, he said. “The students start with a shell but what they do with it is up to them,” said Moya. Pa r t-t i me Architectural Woodwork i ng Instructor Joseph Hirschfeld said the experience is something the students need because it allows for easier job placement when paired with the educational experience the students will receive. “The Carpentry program will build it, Woodworking will make the cabinets, electricians will wire it and the plumbers will lay the pipe,” said Hirschfeld.
Moya said that the students will gain experience in constructing the frame, roofing, insulation, drywall, tape and texture, paint and finish, installing cabinets and installing trim. “We literally build a whole house from start to finish, bottom to top and frame to key in lock,” he said. Construction Technology Major Logan Harris said that students are working on installing framing nailers around the window frames. Next, students will hang drywall on the interior walls. Working on the
project has been an amazing and educational process, he said. “Going from an open lot to building a frame and putting a roof on top, this is something I want to do for the rest of my life,” he said. Carpentry Major Gabe Raab said it is wonderful to get an opportunity to practice hands-on carpentry skills. Working with other Applied Science classes to complete the building allows students to build something from the ground up in a real-world work experience, he said. The project is designed to give
students the complete scope of a construction job in a short amount of time, he said. Harris said he recommends this class to students interested in the trades and who want to learn and experience step by step what it takes to build a house. Moya said the casita will pass inspection and qualify as a residence anywhere within the state of New Mexico because it has been designed to withstand wind and snow. “Once completed, it will have a Southwestern feel and décor,” said Moya. The casita will
go up for auction and, once purchased, will be put on a foundation and become a permanent residence, he said. It will be the buyer’s responsibility to set the foundation and move the house to its new location. The auction for the casita will run in the Albuquerque Journal business section. The proceeds received from the sale of the casita will help to pay for the next house building project, said Moya.
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Joseph Hirschfeld and his Carpentry students will install cabinets, countertops and crown molding once the casita’s interior is insulated and drywalled.
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The casita will include two bedrooms, a family room, a bathroom and a kitchen.
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The first house students in the Applied Science program built was completed in spring 2012 and was auctioned off for $20,000.
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Lead Contractor and Full-time Carpentry Instructor Leno Moya prepares his students to insulate and drywall the interior of the casita.
January 22, 2013
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Where are they now?
Graduate featured in gallery exhibit By Adriana Avila Managing Editor
Art History and Studio Art graduate Maureen Hendrick will be the spotlight artist in the Park Fine Art Gallery’s exhibit “Loved to Death” Feb. 1 to March 8. Hendrick graduated from CNM in 2010 and said the exhibit is titled after her artwork. Her work is a still life nar‑ rative with a symbolic and conceptual style, she said. “It’s based on still life, but it’s conceptual still life and it’s still life narra‑ tive because it tells a story,” said Hendrick. She said when brush meets canvas, the pas‑ sion flows into painting her separate ideas and ties her pieces together in an unusual way. “I’m passionate about these ideas and I want to share these ideas. If people would stop and learn what my vision is about; that’s what would make me happy,” she said. The idea behind her art is that it is psychologi‑ cally and emotionally con‑ trasting to what is seen at first, she said. Her art is about hope. “I don’t tend to be a very scary person but when you look at these images it’s a little unset‑ tling because of how I painted them, but they all have a story about them and once you understand the story then it’s all positive and hopeful,” said Hendrick. She said there is a
particular painting featured in the gallery, entitled “Unassumed Awareness,” that is her favorite because of the meaning. “My mother passed away and it has some symbolism in there that nobody would know about, but when I see it I think of my mother,” said Hendrick. The time she spent at CNM was important to her artwork in many ways, she said. When she was a member of the Art Club, she said the group put together an art show and invited jurors from the community to judge the show. She said that one of the jurors, Josh Franco, referred her to an international exhibit at Park Fine Art where only a select number of art‑ ists were invited to submit one piece to travel internationally. One of her pieces was selected for the travelling exhibit, she said. “From here it goes to Beijing, China, and Seoul, South Korea, and last year it went to two places in Istanbul, Turkey,” said Hendrick. Hendrick said she learned every‑ thing she knows about art at CNM
and even though learn‑ ing does not leave stu‑ dents with a robe and tassel, she is satisfied with the education she received. She firmly believes the Art pro‑ gram is better in terms of artist preparation. “The Art Career Concerns class was a huge class. It’s such valuable information because it gives you all of the tools to make your own portfolio and write your own artist
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statement, approach gal‑ leries and how to have a show,” said Hendrick. The breadth of knowl‑ edge offered in each of the art classes is discussed in depth and the principles she learned were thor‑ ough, she said. “I highly recom‑ mend the classes here to have all of the knowledge and infor‑ mation and ever y t h i ng
needed to be able to be a working artist because it really gives you confi‑ dence in everything you need to accomplish that goal,”
said Hendrick. Since graduating from CNM, Hendrick said she has participated in several art shows and has won two best of show awards and three first place awards in the ama‑ teur division.
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Graduate Maureen Hendrick will display her work as the featured artist at the ‘Loved to Death’ Art Exhibit.
UNM/CNM/Sunport Transit Study
Tell us what YOU think!
The third series of public meetings is being held for the UNM/CNM/Sunport Transit Study - a project that will develop transit, land use, and parking strategies to improve transportation in an area that attracts more than 74,000 people a day! The study area includes CNM Main Campus, UNM North, Central, and South campuses, the Sunport area, and the surrounding neighborhoods. Several potential strategies have been identified and will be presented to you. By attending one of the following workshops, your feedback will help us evaluate these strategies and develop more ideas on how to improve travel to and between destinations in the area. Date & Time: Location:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 6 pm to 8 pm Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Noon to 1:00 pm UNM Student Union Building, Lobo Room A & B
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Noon to 1:00 pm CNM Student Resource Center, Room 204
More information about this project is available at www.mrcog-nm.gov and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/transitstudy. For questions, please contact Tony Sylvester at (505) 247-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request Americans with Disabilities Act related accommodations for this meeting, please contact Cheryl S. Wagner with Parsons Brinckerhoff by January 24, 2013 at (505) 878-6560.
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January 22, 2013
Chess Club gets its game on By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter
The Chess Club brings the age-old game of strategy to Main Campus each week, said Engineering Major and club Treasurer Tim Torres. Each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Ken Chappy Hall room 12, the Chess Club offers competition and friendly games for players of every experience level, as well as offering a community and a place to hang out and make new friends, said Torres. “If you are a beginner, you can learn new things. If you are a master you can teach somebody,” said Liberal Arts Major and club member Kyton Blair. The Chess Club is open to players of all skill levels, and stresses that lack of experience should not deter anyone from coming to meetings and asking a member to play, said Torres. “A grand master can learn from someone who has never played a game in their life. All players benefit from playing at all levels,” said Torres. One of the benefits of the club is that there is always someone to play against, said Blair. While there are many smart phone apps with which a person can play at any time, he said he prefers the more personal, leisurely experience of playing a live person. “I’d rather sit down,
take my time with a real person, have a chance to think about my move and maybe have a little conversation,” said Blair. It is only the club’s second semester as a chartered organization, but already the Chess Club has been making plans for projects at school and in the community, said Torres. Members have discussed partnering with the Welding program to construct and install tables around campus with chess boards on top, he said. Ultimately, he would like to get involved with afterschool programs in the community, teaching chess to at-risk youth, he said. “We’d like to do a mentorship program that is focused on the benefits of learning chess — the rules, the structure, the history and background — and also learning some discipline,” said Torres. The game of chess teaches critical thinking, planning ahead and sportsmanship, he said. “We had some people with ADD come, and they said that chess really helped them learn how to focus, and I thought that was so cool,” said Torres. Lessons learned on the chess board can help people see things differently and recognize patterns in their daily life, then use strategy to
improve their situations, he said. “Chess is the game of kings. It incorporates everything from strategy, sportsmanship, focus, memory, concentration and patience. You can incorporate the ideals of chess into every aspect of life,” said Blair. Those interested in playing need to bring only a desire to play, said Torres. The club has plenty of high quality chess sets that anyone can use. “We have everything that you need. All you need to bring is your body and a willingness to learn, and if you already know, to teach,” said
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Students play chess in the Student Services Center to make students aware of the club.
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Members of the Chess club hold an event in the Student Services Center.
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because people were infringing on our right of free speech,” he said. Although certain areas of campus are designated as gun free zones, that does not stop criminals from bringing guns to school, he said. “In situations like the school, we have an area that claims to be gun free, but research indicates otherwise. Research indicates that there are a certain percentage of students that bring guns to school a certain percentage of the time,” he said. Balancing out illegal activity with legal activity would make students who agree with the right
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One of the biggest issues is that nonalignment with APS could make it especially difficult for student parents, he said. “They’re going to worry about who’s
CONTINUED to conceal carry comfortable, he said. “If we recognize that illegally possessed weapons are prevalent, and they are around, then we should seek to strike a balance, just like we recognize organized crime exists so we strike a balance with a police force,” he said. Encouraging the conceal carry conversation is an essential reason why these posters are up, said Jackson. “If nothing else, the posters are to encourage dialog, to get people to think about the fact that gun free zones aren’t [gun free]. I think once people come to the recognition that gun free zones aren’t [gun free], then they start
going to watch their kids during the break while they’re attending school or work,” said Martos. He said that even though this is a major concern, it is still silly to have a spring break just before the final two weeks of the term.
“If CNM would get rid of it we would end a week earlier than normal and we would have three weeks off,” Martos said. He said ECOS is planning to set up a booth on Main Campus to address the issue with the student body and
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understand the range of issues and concerns students may have. “It is going to be word of mouth, just talking to students, answering questions and kind of getting that information out there,” Martos said. Like many
supports the signs. “Colorado, Utah and Virginia all have institutions of higher education which permit concealed carry on campus. None of these institutions has seen a single resulting incident of gun violence or a resulting gun accident,” she said. She said she has seen an increase in the number of students curious about the Shooting Club and the posters and she wants students to make sure they are educated about all aspects of gun use. “I would ask that the person research the facts, critically think about her or his beliefs and opinions, educate her or himself in the issues and get involved,” she said.
arguments, there are the pros and cons involved with the situation, but participation is a must and getting feedback from the student body is vital, he said. “We need to hear from as many members of the CNM
community as possible,” said Martos. Students with questions or concerns on this or any other issue can contact ECOS at 224-4746 or by emailing ecos@ cnm.edu.
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to see guns in a little bit of a different light,” he said. Shores said she does not think that permitting students to carry concealed weapons would succeed without incident. “I don’t want to be in a classroom with someone who has a conceal carry gun legally and then, if for some reason, they thought someone else was pulling a gun and they weren’t, or even if they were, they could pull that gun and shoot me or anyone else by mistake,” she said. Letting students come to an educational institution while armed puts other students in a possible dangerous situation, she said. Students may not have the proper gun training.
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when you could get a used one or share and it would work just as good,” said Silva. Online codes can be purchased separate from the printed textbook, but the savings are small, said Gehring. Follett has no control over which materials are chosen and how much they cost, said District Director of CNM bookstores Ann Heaton, a Follett employee. “Our first goal is to save the students as much money as we possibly can. We do our best to make sure the faculty are educated as to the options that are available to students to help save them money,” said Heaton. The bookstore offers several options, including new and used textbooks, digital books for laptops or tablets, and many books that can be rented, both in printed and digital form, said Heaton. Digital books are typically cheaper than
printed books and, with the growing number of students who use tablets and laptops, the digital options are becoming more common, she said. “Some can be purchased outright, and some can be rented for 180 days, after which the book is erased,” said Heaton.
For students who receive financial aid, there are other options beside the CNM bookstore. Campus Bookstore, on Central Avenue west of Girard Boulevard, carries all required textbooks at lower prices and accepts financial aid, said Manager Wes Strassle.
The bookstore also offers a program for students waiting on financial aid money, he said. “We do a hold check program. You can write a check for the amount of your books, we’ll hold that and give you two weeks to pay it off from disbursement day,” said Strassle.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 22, 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 23
January 22, 2013
What: Guitar Duo Concert Where: S. Broadway Library 1025 Broadway SE When: Noon – 1 p.m. Cost: FREE Contact: 232-9868
Tuesday, Jan 22
What: Square Dance Lessons Where: Abq Dance Center 4909 Hawkins NE When: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $2 Contact: 867-4548
Events for the week of January 22
Friday, Jan 25
What: Sundance Film Premiere Where: Natural History Museum 1801 Mountain Rd. NW When: 6 p.m. Cost: $16 Contact: 841-2861
Saturday, Jan. 26
What: Moon Smasher Workshop Where: Los Poblanos Cultural Center 4803 Rio Grande NW When: 10 a.m. Cost: FREE (Reservations required) Contact: 344-9297 ex. 1
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Thursday, Jan. 24
What: Winter Fire Colors Show Where: Botanic Gardens 2601 Central NW When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: FREE w/Park $9 Admission Contact: 848-7112
Sunday, Jan 27
What: Native Dances Art Exhibit Where: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th St. NW When: noon Cost: $6 general, $3 students Contact: 843-7270
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