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What’s In This Issue For You! May/June 2019

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Young Scientist pg 20 Albuquerque Kids! Calendar pg 22

Raising Vegan Kids pg 8 SITE Santa Fe pg 14

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Guest Column pg 34

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Raising Vegan Kids BY LAURA McCANN, MS, RD, LD

The vegan diet, a diet free of all types of meat, eggs, dairy, animal byproducts and honey, has been around for a long time; however, it hasn’t always been popular in the Western Hemisphere. Historically, 1 to 2 percent of the U.S. population reported they followed this eating pattern, but that is changing with the rise in popularity of plant-based diets. In 2017, 6 percent of U.S. adults claimed to be vegan, a huge increase. Research demonstrates that vegan diets have a number of benefits to health and the environment. Those who follow a vegan diet have a lower risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer than their omnivorous counterparts. They also have the lowest rate of hypertension. Additionally, vegan diets have a considerably lower environmental impact than nonvegetarian diets. They use less water, land, pesticides and fertilizers and they lower greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent. Vegan Families in New Mexico When asked why they follow a vegan diet, New Mexico parents answered with a variety of reasons. Anita Castillo of Santa Fe shared her story of health problems. After years of going from doctor to doctor and being on various medications, she started to investigate a vegan diet. She went cold turkey six years ago, transitioning from a standard diet to a vegan diet, and she has been medication and symptom free ever since. “The transition was hard because I have a family and they were used to eating the traditional way,” she said. “It was also easy because it was easier and safer than taking all the medications.” Always communicate with your doctor before changing a medication regimen. Jess Drury cites compassion as her main motivation, in addition to health and wellness. “It's important to me to live gently and intentionally upon the Earth,” she said, “to honor the planet and other living beings and to care for my health and wellness. I'm excited to share

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those values with my son.” Andrea Clemente’s 7-year-old daughter, Cali, feels strongly about the welfare of animals. Andrea described a turning point for her daughter. She said, “One day after being at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and watching the crabs go from (being) alive and well to dropped in boiling water and dead seconds later, she vowed never to eat an animal again.” In a family setting, some parents find that being flexible with their kids’ diet works best for them. One family uses cheese on occasion but is otherwise vegan. Another would rather go without cheese entirely than use the alternatives, which they feel don’t measure up. Most of the New Mexico families interviewed follow a vegan diet at home but allow their kids to eat nonvegan foods such as pizza or cake at social celebrations like birthday parties. Is a Vegan Diet Adequate? With its increasing popularity and all its benefits, more parents may be considering veganism, but are wondering if it is appropriate for their family. Are children raised on vegan diets healthy and happy? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics states that “appropriately planned vegan diets are healthful (and) nutritionally Louie Eres, 5 shows off his vegan snack. adequate … for all ages Courtesy photos. of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, (and) adulthood.” A well-planned vegan diet includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds and fortified plantbased foods and may include dairy alternatives and meat analogues, also called meat alternatives. Children raised on a vegan or vegetarian diet tend to eat more fruits and vegetables and less salty and sweet snacks than their non-vegetarian peers. They have a lower risk of being overweight or obese, decreasing their disease risk later in life. That said, an awareness about nutrients important for growth and development will ensure optimal intake in a vegan diet. A vegan diet is a nutritious, delicious choice for children and adults. Carefully planning meals will ensure adequate nutrient intake to meet needs and to reap the benefits of cruelty-free cuisine. Important Nutrients in a Vegan Diet

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Vitamin B-12 Eating a variety of plant-based foods is key to nutritional adequacy. Fortified foods and sometimes supplements are necessary to complement a vegan diet. Vitamin B-12 is not found in plant foods, and vegans have the highest rates of deficiencies. This nutrient is important for nervous system function and to make DNA. Fortified cereal, nutritional yeast, tofu and plant-based milks can be a good source of B-12, but these products are not always fortified. Check nutrition labels to be sure. Families can ask their health provider to check their levels; this is recommended for vegan infants and children. Registered dietitians can help identify supplement forms that best fit individual needs.

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Iron Many plant foods are good sources of non-heme iron. Iron is important for transporting oxygen in the blood, for a strong immune system and for making DNA. Nonheme iron is not absorbed as well as heme iron from animal products; however, vitamin C aids its absorption. Beans, lentils, fortified cereals, leafy greens and molasses are good sources of iron. Vitamin C can be found in berries, citrus fruits, apples, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower and, lucky for New Mexicans, chile. Zinc Children need adequate zinc to grow. It is also necessary for immunity, mental function and wound healing. Beans, nuts and whole grains are good sources of zinc, but these foods’ Cali Clemente, 7, decided to become vegetariphytate content can an after seeing crabs being cooked in San decrease absorption. Francisco. Soaking and sprouting these foods reduces their phytate content. Leavened grain products have more available zinc than those that do not rise. Calcium Calcium is a mineral important for bone strength; it’s found in many plant foods. Good sources include leafy greens low in oxalates (a compound that impedes calcium absorption), including kale, collard greens, mustard greens and bok choy, calcium-set tofu, almonds, broccoli, beans and blackstrap molasses. There are also calcium-fortified options, including some juices and plant milks. Kayla in Albuquerque gels chia seeds in water and serves the beverage to her 5-year-old son, Louie. They also enjoy leafy greens and plant milks. Family Friendly Vegan Home Cooking New Mexican families prepare a wonderful variety of vegan meals at home. Here are some favorites: { Homemade black bean or veggie burgers { Bean burritos { Jackfruit “pulled pork” sandwiches { Veggie or jackfruit tacos with avocado and mango { Pasta with tomato mushroom sauce and veggies { Tortilla soup with beans and avocado { Homemade pizza without cheese { Veggie fajitas { Tofu scramble { Avocado toast { Pancakes and waffles (using banana, applesauce, flaxseed or chia as an egg replacer) Vegan Resources { The Vegetarian Resource Group, vrg.org { The Vegan Society, vegansociety.com { The Vegan RD, theveganrd.com continued on page 12

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SITE Santa Fe Young Curators Program By TANIA SOUSSAN Maeve Woltring loves art. But during her time as a freshman at the New Mexico School for the Arts, she realized she wasn’t cut out to be a professional artist who produces work every day. “That wasn’t something I had in me,” she said. Maeve transferred to Santa Fe Prep, where she is now a senior. Then she discovered the Young Curators Program at SITE Santa Fe. “I realized it’s a perfect avenue for me,” she said. The free program, which is the only one of its kind for high school students in New Mexico, teaches teens about the curatorial side of the art world, introducing them to different ways to connect with art. “The program gives them exposure to a variety of museum careers,” said Amanda Lee, SITE’s education manager. Under her direction, the young curators work as a team to brainstorm a theme for a new exhibition and put out a call for artwork that targets student and youth artists. They then select and install the art, work with external affairs on promotion and marketing, tackle fundraising and produce opening events. “There are many ways to be creative, and curation is actually a creative pursuit as well,” Lee said, adding that curators must come up with an idea and then find a way to tell a story through art work. Curation gives people an opportunity to be a part of the art world in a meaningful way, she added. It’s no surprise, then, that the Young Curators program is such a great fit for Maeve, who also enjoys writing. “I started doing it and totally loved it,” she said. “It made me feel really productive.” The weekly after-school program is open to any interested teens and usually attracts 12 to 20 students with a core group of six to 10 who stick with it throughout the entire school year, Lee said. Participants include students who identify themselves as artists as well as art appreciators, writers and others. Lee brings in curators from around Santa Fe to talk with the students, and SITE staff also work with them. Maeve said she has enjoyed the process of working with other teenagers who have different tastes in art as well as putting on a Valentine’s-themed “studentNITE” in February with dancing, mini sandwiches and cookies, pink lemonade and tea, crafting valentines, a clothing swap and more. The Young Curators program participants had total control over everything from picking a caterer to publicizing the event on social media. Maeve called it “an awesome experience.” Maeve is in her second her year of the Young Curators program and will undertake an 80-hour internship at SITE Santa Fe to meet Santa Fe

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Students in the SITE Santa Fe Young Curators Program: Top (left to right): Fallon Wrede, Maeve Woltring, Mila Mancuso, Sophia Gundrey. Bottom (left to right): Delfin Peterson, Elijah Estrada.

Prep requirements. She hadn’t considered curatorial work as a career path before working with SITE Santa Fe, but now it’s on her list of possibilities. Curating exhibitions allows her to feel a part of Santa Fe’s vibrant art community, she said. “If you’re interested in it even slightly, just go to a (Young Curators) meeting,” she said. “It’s not a huge commitment.” SITE Santa Fe exhibits contemporary art and offers educational and outreach programs, lectures and performances. It has presented more than 100 exhibitions — including 10 biennials — of works by more than 700 international artists since its opening in 1995.

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“People are changing – they are being way nicer,” said sixth-grader Mia Griswold. “I think they’re doing it because it’s fun to see a smile on people’s faces.” They record any good deeds they see or perform in the Spark Kindness app, a simple tool that tracks acts of kindness and allows others to see the good being done. The classroom at each school that logs the most acts by June 15 will receive a $1,000 grant from the foundation. But kindness isn’t just for kids. The free app is available to anyone from the App Store or Google Play, and the hope is that Albuquerque will log 1 million acts of kindness. The effort is a way to honor the legacy of Jennifer Riordan. The 43year-old mother of two and banking executive who was well-loved locally died last April in a bizarre accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight. She used to tell her children to always be kind, loving, caring and sharing, said her husband, Michael. “This hits home with our family. Obviously, it’s very important to us,” he said. “It’s always uplifting to talk about kindness. The best part for me is seeing the kids actually get it.” The Jennifer Riordan Foundation launched the app last December. Michael Riordan said he hopes to re-energize a campaign that started in continued on page 18


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2016 when he was working for then-Mayor Richard Berry. The city released a similar app, and more than 500,000 acts were logged before the effort lost traction. The five schools participating in the challenge are Eisenhower Middle School, Inez Elementary School and Carlos Rey Elementary School in Albuquerque, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic School in Belen and Independence High School in Rio Rancho. Fostering kindness was already on the agenda at Eisenhower, which has had an active kindness initiative since the beginning of the school year, but the app has given administrators a way to collect hard data and measure success, said Principal Victor Sanchez. The school had logged more than 550 acts by late March. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Middle school is such a tough place for kids, just by nature,â&#x20AC;? he said, but added that simple acts like opening doors for others and saying thank you â&#x20AC;&#x153;can move a school in a different direction.â&#x20AC;? Sixth-grade math teacher Randilyn Baca agreed. When she sees an act of kindness, she tells the student, â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was super kind of you. You should log that.â&#x20AC;? Other kids hear that, she said, and it has a domino effect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making them want to be kind,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am seeing it around school.â&#x20AC;? Teachers also are having conversations about kindness in their classrooms and giving students an opportunity to reflect on what it means, Baca said. Mia said her advisory class teacher, Mrs. Wild, gets her phone out every Friday and tells the students itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to log their acts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We log stuff that we see and stuff that we do ourselves,â&#x20AC;? Mia said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us have more than one or two things.â&#x20AC;? St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joined the challenge in March and hopes to log 1,500 acts of kindness, said Principal Melodie Good. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just really jumped on board to highlight that we have kind kids,â&#x20AC;? she said, adding that the school encouraged students to fast from thinking mean thoughts during the Lenten season and posted the slogan, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a world where you can be anything, be kind,â&#x20AC;? on a bulletin board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is really just a very special thing for all of us,â&#x20AC;? Good said. Students, especially the older ones who have their own cell phones, are excited, and parents are getting in on the challenge as well, she said. One post from St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kids from 2nd grade brought me flowers they picked from outside when I was subbing for their class.â&#x20AC;? At Eisenhower, one student wrote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I complimented two people today,â&#x20AC;? while Independence High students logged about planning a going away celebration for a teacher and giving new students a tour of the school. Michael Riordan said it makes sense to start with children: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids are going home, and they can say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, Mom and Dad, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get on and log.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? He hopes to grow the program in the future, maybe with something similar to a Fitbit challenge in which friends could challenge each other to see who can log the most acts over a weekend, for example. The Jennifer Riordan Foundation has been established as a donoradvised endowed fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. The fund focuses on areas that were important to Jennifer: financial literacy, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s empowerment, Albuquerque vitality and childhood education. And kindness, of course. For more information: jrsparkle.org


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Albuquerque’s premier non-profit ballet academy. Leading the way in excellence in ballet for 29 years. Superior training at affordable prices. Pre-professional opportunities. Specializing in the training of classical ballet for ages 3 - adults At Ballet Repertory Theatre, we understand that great training doesn’t take a vacation. We are one of the only local studios that offers on-going classes throughout the summer. This training can be further enhanced with one of our specialty workshops.

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Ages 5-9 years old Join us for a summer full of fun! Classes will include ballet, jazz, modern dance, flamenco, crafts, and acting. Each week, activities will be centered on a different fairy tale with an emphasis on development of coordination, music appreciation, and performing abilities. A $30 per session non-refundable deposit is due with your application, which will be applied towards tuition. Pay in full by May 19, 2019 and receive an additional 10% early payment discount!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 8th – July 12th

The Sleeping Beauty

July 15th – July 19th

The Nutcracker

July 22nd – July 26th

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gas polluters, but if food were a country, it would be the third largest global polluter. By 2050, it is estimated the world will be home to 9 billion people. The world will be faced with scarcities of agricultural land and water. Resources are limited yet needs will continue to rise. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has studied the topic of edible insects to address the problem. As it turns out, insects can greatly contribute to food security, and reduce environmental impacts. Researchers have found that insects could be a potential source of protein, either for direct consumption, or indirectly in recomposed foods that have extracted protein from insects. Insects transition from larva to pupa to adult in a matter of weeks, so they are quickly ready to consume. They take up very little room and use very little water or food. They produce fewer greenhouse gases and have a mere fraction of the greenhouse footprint of land animals. In today’s agriculture, 70 percent of arable land goes to meat production, either directly for pasture,

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or for feed grown for livestock. Insect farming is more efficient and environmentally sustainable. The average greenhouse gas emissions produced for 1 kg of protein breaks down to 2,850 g for beef, 1,130 g for pork, 300 g for chicken, and 1 g for cricket. Insects require less land, less feed, less water and less energy than traditional livestock. It requires 200 square meters of arable land to produce 1kg of beef, 50 square meters for pork, 45 square meters for chicken, but only 15 square meters to produce adult crickets. Insects also pack a larger nutritional punch, with more essential vitamins, minerals, iron and calcium. They have a significant protein content. Scientists have identified 1,700 insects as edible, including grasshoppers, ants, termites, crickets, grubs and earthworms. Insects have their own distinctive flavors. It is said that sago grubs taste like bacon, and tree worms taste like pork. Over 2 billion people worldwide already consume insects. Insects do not contain the saturated fats found in animal meat and contain few calories. Bread that contains insects is already being sold in Norway. The loaf contains a small proportion of dried and ground flour from moth larvae. It contains 2.1 percent dried larvae – about 100 larvae in each loaf. This increases the protein content by about 10 percent. The grocery chain that sells the bread plans to sell it in select stores. If it sells well, the bread will be offered in all its stores across Norway. It may take time to get over the “ick” factor of eating bugs, but the environmental concerns that face our planet may force us to get there sooner than we think. Edible insects for future food: fao.org/3/i3253e/i3253e00.htm Learn about the bread of the future: meny.no/Tema/bakeri/larvebrod


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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed for free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexicokids.com. The deadline is June 12 for listings in July/August. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

May Arts and Crafts 2, Four Fast Books: Book Making, 45pm. Celebrate Children’s Book Week by making samples of four easy books to take home; supplies and instructions included, ages 4+ and caregivers. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. 9, Crafting for a Cause, 3-4:30pm. Create items that will warm the hearts, heads and hands of people in need; completed items will be donated to local charities. All ages/levels; yarn donations welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 11, Artist Demonstration with Carolyn Concho (Acoma Pueblo), noon2pm. Carolyn is known for including bright colors, geometric patterns and animal figures in her work. Free, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 3148216, indianpueblo.org. 14, Family Art Factory, 6-7:30pm. Students and their families will be guided through a step-by-step art process, materials provided; ages 8+, registration required. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org.

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Exhibits 4-30, Metal and Threads. The library pairs local artists who were challenged to use either metal or thread or both to create work for this exhibit. A public reception will be held May 17 from 57pm). Free, Collings Meeting Room, Community Library, 453 State Highway 165, Placitas, 867-3355, placitaslibrary.com. 5, Focus On Youth Opening Awards Ceremony, 1-4pm. This is the opening of an annual exhibit of high school photography and film produced in partnership with the APS Fine Arts Program. This is a juried exhibit of work from across the district. Free, ABQ Museum, 200 Mountain NW, 764-3515, cabq.gov. 18, Traveling Exhibit: Bounce Grand Opening, 10am-6pm. Play with circles, curves and spheres, Bounce is visiting from Don Harrington Discovery Center. $6-$10/free under age 1 & members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Fairs & Festivals

3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31, Traditional Native American Dances, 2pm, Fris; 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM, as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 4, Traditions! Folklórico Dance Spectacular, 2 & 7:30pm. A folkloric dance showcase featuring three NM ensembles. The groups will present authentic dances and music from Mexico. $17 evening/$12 afternoon/$2 discount for ages 12 and under, ABQ Journal Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 10-11, Keshet Spring Concert Dance Series, 7pm. The 23rd Annual Spring Community Dance Concert highlights the work of dancers young and young-atheart within Keshet’s programs. $6-$10, Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 224-9808, keshetarts.org. 10-11, Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Spring Gala, 6:30pm,

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Fri; 1pm, Sat. Dress up and celebrate a youth performing company and its emerging dance artists. $33/$25/$2 discount for students, seniors, members and groups of 10+, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org, theperformers.org. 11, Livin’ the Rhythm, 2-3:30pm. A celebration of dance and music featuring the students of Academy and Dance Music who will perform ballet, jazz, musical theater and live music. $20/$18, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 19, Storybook Ballets and Dance Through the Decades, 4pm. An afternoon of dance as young artists showcase the growth and progress they have made throughout the season. $15/$10 under 12 and over 60, African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE, newmexicoballetcompany.com.

4, 12th Annual Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Fest, 10am-4pm. More than 40 unique local folk art artists, creative fiesta umbrella contest, live music by Mariachi Alma Nuevo Mexico, Alpha Blue, festival food and drink. Free, Farm & Table/La Parada, 8917 4th NW, 977-5290, facebook.com/events/341514263117053. 4, 2019 NM Women’s Market, 9am3pm. Empower women in the community and support local creatives. See website for list of vendors; event is outdoors. Free, Crossroads for Women, 805 Tijeras NW, crossroadsabq.org. 4, 2nd Annual Whispering Pines Cinco de Mayo Community Event, 11am-3pm. Entertainment, games, free food and a car show. Free, Whispering Pines Life Center, #6 Lark Rd, Tijeras, 3140425, bernco.gov. 4, Cinco de Mayo on the 4th, 1-4pm. See children from community schools perform with the Ballet Folklórico Fiesta Mexicana Dancers. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-

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1320, cabq.gov. 4-5, Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival, 9am. Food, drink, live music, athletic competitions, Celtic vendors, dancing, dogs on parade, highland games, food, drink and kilts. Kids’ area includes crafts, pony riding, a rock project and face painting. $10 cash/$11 credit, Rotary Park, 370 Rotary Park, Bernalillo, celtfestabq.com. 5, Railyards Market Grand Opening: Traditions, 10am-2pm. The market starts its sixth year and hosts more than 100 vendors of fresh produce, food, healing hands and handmade arts. Live music, yoga, traditional and interactive kids zone with educational games, stories, craft projects, music and activities for kids and families. Free, Railyard Market, 777 1st SW, 600-1109, railyardsmarket.org. 11, Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Festival, 10am-3pm. Lion dancers, Taiko drumming, calligraphy and origami demonstrations. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. 11-12, Achieve Your Dreams: 4th Youth Arts and Crafts Market & Business Fair, 10am-3pm. Youth artists will showcase their talents, creative crafts and demonstrations; free table space for youth vendors. Free, Tamaya Wellness Center, 225 Ranchitos, Bernalillo, 249-5434, Facebook: RedWing Company. 11-12, Herbfest, 8:30pm, Sat; 3pm, Sun. Herbs, wildflowers, native plants, art & crafts, speakers, music, live birds, makeand-take crafts for kids, guided walks, a raffle and bird ID. Free, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 3447240, rgnc.org. 12, Mother’s Day in Old Town, 1-5pm. A Special edition of Summertime in Old Town featuring shopping, food, music and moms; live music by Eli del Puerto & Black Pearl Band. Free, Old Town Gazebo, 200 N. Plaza NW, 768-3556, cabq.gov. 17-19, NM Fiber Crawl. More than 35 studios, businesses, farms and museums will be open for an in-depth look at some of NM’s richest traditions in communities from across Northern NM. Receive a passport to travel to the sites and obtain stamps. Free, multiple locations across NM, NMFiberCrawl.org/sites-and-events. 18, 2019 Kirtland Air & Space Fiesta, 9am-4pm. Families can watch a series of flying acts including a presentation by the Thunderbirds. STEM tent for kids of all ages at booths by NASA and the Air Force Space Command. Free, Kirtland Air Force Base, kirtland.af.mil. 18, Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro, 10am-4pm. Demonstrations from some of NM’s traditional artists will showcase their work in progress; try spinning and weaving, design tinwork, paint retablos or take part in traditional games and child-friendly activities. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, Corrales, 8983915, cabq.gov. 19, 5th Annual South American Folk Festival, 2pm. A festival intended to unite ABQ’s South American community with a day of cultural experience and connection through music, dance and

food; children’s art workshops and souvenir photos. $16/$14 advance/$2 discount members/free 12 and under, National Hispanic Cultural Center Patio Courtyard, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org.

Library Events Ongoing, Albuquerque public Libraries. Albuquerque-area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities as well as book clubs, Lego clubs, Read to the Dogs and arts and crafts programs, among others. Check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibrary.com and riorancholibraries.org for full schedules. 3-4, Children’s Book Week: Dreams in Motion for Preschoolers, 10:1511am. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week with stories, movement, music, rhythmic ribbons and a craft; ages 2-5 (little ones are also welcome). Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 4, Free Comic Book Day, 10-11:30am. Get free comics; two per person while supplies last. Free, Loma Colorado, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013 & Esther Bone, 950 Pinetree SE, Rio Rancho, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 4, May the Fourth Be With You Celebration, noon-5:30pm. Celebrate with costumed character appearances, Star Wars-themed crafts, games & prizes from noon-2:3opm and a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story [PG-13] begins at 3pm. All ages, costumes encouraged. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 7654320, abqlibrary.org. 4, May the Fourth Be With You Movie, 1-3pm. Watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [PG-13], children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 6-11, Photograph Your Pet. May is National Photo Month: take a photo of your pet and add it to the display board to be entered into a drawing for a pet store gift card. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 7 & 28, Sensory Friendly Evening, 67:30pm. A sensory friendly visit to the library with activities, quiet areas and trained staff. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 8, Wacky Wednesday Family Bingo, 3-4:30pm. For ages 7-12. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Anime Movie Night: Astro Boy [PG], 4:30-6:30pm. Explore a desolate wasteland filled with robots and scavengers. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 16 & 21, Family Game Night, 6-7:30pm. All ages event. Free, Loma Colorado, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 18, Space Hero Party, 10am. A kick-off celebration of the summer reading program; create a space journal, play games, enjoy refreshments and a book give-


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar away. Wear an astronaut or alien costume, have a picture taken with the Placitas Reading Rocket and register for summer programs; ages 2-12. Free, Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy 165, Placitas, placitaslibrary.com.

Music Ongoing, Summertime in Old Town: NM Music Weekends, 7-9pm, Fris & Sats; 1-3pm, Suns. Live traditional and new music from around NM. Free, Old Town Gazebo, 200 N. Plaza NW, 768-3556, cabq.gov. 2, May Art & Music Series: Le Chat Lunatique Jazz, 6-7pm. NM’s jazz band performs gypsy music of Paris, to the photography of Knate Meyers; refreshments provided. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 3, The Barefoot Movement, 1pm. Blue grass music: part of the integrated series which brings musicians to perform for artists with disabilities. All are invited, limited to 60 people. Free, N4th Theater, 4904 SW, 345-2872, ampconcerts.org. 12, Mother’s Day: NM Philharmonic Zoo Concerts: Music for Every Mom, 2pm. A concert with Maestro Roger Melone conducting; food and drink for purchase or bring your own picnic, blankets and chairs. Included with admission, Rio Grande Zoo Amphitheater, 903 10 SW, 323-4343, cabq.gov. 17, Nels Andrews Performance, noon-1pm. Nels presents the first single from his new record Pigeon & Crow with a unique companion piece which takes the form of a Graphic Novella. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 2916260, abqlibrary.org.

18, Nels Andrews Performance, noon-1pm. Nels presents his first single from his new record Pigeon & Crow with a unique companion piece which takes the form of a Graphic Novella. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 2562065, abqlibrary.org. 19, Spring Season Show, School of Rock, Rock & Grohl and White Stripes vs Black Keys, 1pm. The performance program will be playing hits from Dave Grohl ranging from Nirvana, Queens of the Stone age and Foo Fighters. They will be accompanied by both Rock 201 Groups performing The White Stripes (including hits from Jack White) vs The Black Keys (including hits from Dan Auerbach and The Arcs). $15/$12 presale, Launchpad, 618 Central SW, 8427331, schoolofrock.com. 25, NM Philharmonic Zoo Concerts: A Concert for Champions, 6:30pm. A night honoring all who have served or

are currently serving the US with a starspangled concert of American favorites. $55/$35/$20/$8/free ages 12 and under, ABQ BioPark Zoo Amphitheater, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov.

Science & Nature Ongoing, STEM Labs, various dates and times. Activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for kids. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 1, 8, 15, 22, Frog Watch, 6-8pm. Be a part of Frog Watch USA; learn how to monitor frog populations in NM and become a citizen scientist. Learn to identify species, record and input data into the national Field Scope database; see website for schedule. Free, ABQ BioPark Aquarium/Botanic Garden Classroom, 2601 Central NW, 248-8528, cabq.gov. 4, City Nature Challenge Plant & Animal ID Celebration, 4-6pm. From April 26-29 kids and adults participated in using an app to make individual observations of plants and animals and added them to the national database. Join for the celebration of this project. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 4, 15, Maker Lab for Grades 2-6, 23:30pm, May 4; 4pm, May 15. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programming and robotics; space is limited, register in advance. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248341, explora.us. 5, Run for the Zoo, 7-10am. Run, walk or stroll at the largest running event in the state. Events for all ages and fitness levels: half marathon, USATF-certified 10K and 5K runs, a 5K run/walk and a one-mile run run/walk; pre-register. Prices vary, NM BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, runforthezoo.org. 5, 12, 19, 26, Plants and Pollinators, noon-5pm. Discover the flowers in bloom and the pollinators that make them possible through scavenger hunts, observation and experiments; part of Bernalillo county’s Family Fun Days. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0420, bernco.gov. 8, How to Use a Telescope, 6-7:30pm. Learn astronomy basics and how to use and borrow one of the library’s Orion Starblast 4sw.5 Telescope Kits; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 10, Discover the BioPark, 3-4:30pm. Visit the BioPark’s Discovery Station booth to meet and interact with animal ambassadors native to NM: may include raptors, snakes, salamanders or turtles. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abqlibrary.org. 10, National Public Gardens Day, 10am-2pm. Celebrate public gardens by making a nature journal, learning about native plants and viewing gardening demonstrations. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7110, cabq.gov. 17, Bosque BioPark Bike-In, 6:308:30am. Celebrate National Bike to Work

Day with breakfast for bikers, animal ambassadors, prizes and conservation talks; open to all. Free, Tingley Beach Train Station, 1800 Tingley SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 17-18, Aquarium Overnight: Endangered in the Aquarium, 6:30pm, Fri through 8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night and learn about ocean animals. Meet marine animals up close at the touchpools, play a game, get crafty (ideas and supplies provided) and take in a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 18, Endangered Species Day, 10am2pm. Learn what the ABQ BioPark is doing to help keep species off the extinction list and how to help. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 19, Math Activity: May is Math in Health Month, 2-4pm. Try a fun math activity with 12 Months of Math. Learn how to use math skills to improve health; activities include measuring stride to calculate walking distances and times, measuring heart rates and making sense of nutritional facts. $6-$10, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 19, Season of Growth Gardening Series: The Story of Corn, 9-11am. Learn the history and evolution of corn and how it became a dietary staple; explore indigenous watering methods, view a short film and plant sweet corn. Space limited, reserve by emailing learn@indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7272, indianpueblo.org. 21, Discover the BioPark, 3:30-5pm. Visit the BioPark’s Discovery Station booth to meet and interact with animal ambassadors from Africa. Animals may include raptors, lizards, Madagascar hissing cockroaches or hedgehogs. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 8775170, abqlibrary.org. 21, World Migratory Bird Day, 10am2pm. Find out about the migrating birds that use the Rio Grande corridor and surrounding habitats as a highway each spring and fall. Tingley Beach, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov.

Sports 31, MMA Night (Family Friday), 6:35pm. Families can enjoy a game where local MMA fighters and youth programs are highlighted. $9 with promo code FAMILY online/$11-$24, Isotopes Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, 924-2255, info@abqisotopes.com.

Stage 2-5, Rumors [PG-13], 7:30pm Thu-Sat; 2pm, Sun. Confusions and mis-communications mount, as the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. $23/$21/$19 students 13-university/$15 ages 12 and under/no children under age 3, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, abqlittletheatre.org.

4, The Frog Prince of Spamalot, 6 & 7:30pm. Hyronomous A. Frog doesn’t fit in anywhere. After learning that he used to be a handsome prince, he goes on a quest to get a kiss from a beautiful maiden in order to break the curse; presented by NM Young Actors. $6-$8, VSA North 4th Art Center, 4904 4th NW, 821-8055, holdmyticket.com. 24-26, 31, Singin’ in the Rain [G], 7:30pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun. A Tinseltown tabloid headline with a love affair that could changes lives or break careers. $25/$23/$21 students 13-university/$17 ages 12 and under/no children under age 3, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, abqlittletheatre.org.

Storytelling 22, Stories in the Sky: Planets, 9:30 & 11:45am. Join local author Kat Davidson for a reading of her new book, Kira and Lulu Visit the Planets. Stories, songs, movement and crafts are ideal for ages up to 6 years old, but all are welcome. Free, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum, NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov.

Also of Interest 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Volunteer Orientation for Meals on Wheels, 3-4:15pm, Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to hungry neighbors around ABQ. Volunteering is family-friendly, rewarding and fun. Spend a couple of hours, one day a week and make a difference. Free, Meals on Wheels, 5901 Harper NE, 823-8064, mow-nm.org. 4, ABQ Slam Present: The 25th Annual Grand Slam Poetry Championship, 7:30-9:30pm. This will be an evening of high-level performance poetry with ten of the top stage poets in ABQ; all ages, $15/$10, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 11, Kids Variety Show, 1pm. For children of all ages and levels, this show features dance, music, comedy and theater. Call to reserve a spot for a child or student; adults must be accompanied by a child. Portions will be taped later on the The Children’s Hour on KUNM. Free, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 16, 3rd Thursday, NM Traditions, 58:30pm. Music, programs, art making for all ages and music by Lone Piñon, an acoustic conjunto from Northern NM. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 765-6517, cabq.gov. 18, 75th Birthday Party for the Train, 10am-1pm. The Santa Fe 2926 Steam Locomotive is going to be 75 years old; celebrate with cake, ice cream, snow cones, live music, rides on the “put-put” track cart and make a birthday card for the train; all ages. Free, NM Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, 1833 8th NW, 350-3564, nmslrhs.org. 19, NMCCC Classic Auto Show, 10am3:30pm. This year’s theme is Vintage

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Trucks with more than 400 vehicles of all makes and models. Free for spectators/$10 fee for vehicles, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 764-6512, cabq.gov. agoldphoto.com/roadtrip/albuquerque. 19, Super Hero Day at the Rail Yards Market, 10am-2pm. Make a superhero cape, color a giant color by numbers, Service Dogs are Super: see how loyal companions help with certain disabilities; free yoga, live music and recipe baskets; all ages & pet friendly. Free, Railyard Market, 777 1st SW, 600-1109, railyardsmarket.org. 25, Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser, 13pm. A fundraiser for Watermelon Ranch Animal Center as part of a goal to raise $7,000 for more than 10 animal welfare charities. $50 – $35 of which is donated, Marble Brewery West Side, 5740 Night Whisper NW,

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6-8pm. The content will show how math is naturally embedded in play. Participants can use open-ended materials, which illustrate how play increases awareness of math concepts for children. Free, Wemagination Resource Center, 4010 Copper NE, 277-8515, we.unm.edu. 17, Adult Night: “Act Like a Kid,” 6:30-10pm. Live music, exhibit exploration and activities in this alcohol-free event. $7-$10/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 244-8300, explora.us. 21, Mental Health Awareness Day Event, 10am-1pm. Community behavioral healthcare providers and non-profits participate with information booths. Free, Civic Plaza, 401 2nd NW, 468-1555, bernco.gov 29, Early Literacy Workshop for Parents and Caregivers, 10:30-11am. Help get every child ready to read with this interactive 30-minute workshop; learn how to use the early literacy activities: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing to prepare young children birth-age 5 for reading. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org.

8 & 22, Dungeons & Dragons, 5:307:30pm. Meet other D&D players and join the new library D&D group; late teensearly 20s. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 17, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. This night features local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip-hop and spoken word; all ages, $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 22, Teen Advisory Group, 4:305:30pm. Teens are invited to help plan programs for teens and recommend books, magazines, audio books and DVDs. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 27, Teen Night, 5:30-6:30pm. A funfilled interactive evening held by the NM Autism Society. RSVP by texting “TEEN” to 332-0306, 2300 Buena Vista SE, Suite 128, nmautismsociety.org. 30-31, Teen Nature Guide Training, 9:30am-3:30pm. The BioPark is looking for nature guides ages 14-18; attendees may bring a parent. Must fill out an application. Free, ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, abqbiopark.com/volunteering.

Ongoing Pipe Cleaner Jedi, various times and dates. Create Jedi action figures along with their light saber weaponry for hours of fun, imaginative play; ages 9-12, registration required, limited space. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org.

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2, Free Workshop: How Your Child Learns Best, 6-8pm. Participants will explore memories of play to understand how it was essential to learning. Explore how adults can support the development of young children; hands-on, fun and relaxing. Free, Wemagination Resource Center, 4010 Copper NE, 277-8515, we.unm.edu. 2, Science on Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. A science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science, see website for topic. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 2556782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. 15, Free Workshop: Investigating Early Math Concepts Through Play,

9, Sensory-Friendly Hours at Explora, 10am-noon. The museum opens early for visitors preferring a less sensorystimulating visit; visitors are welcome to stay after regular opening hours at noon. $6-$10/free under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 15, Studio Inventivo, New Exhibit Area Opens at Explora, 10am-6pm. Explore the intersections of science, technology, engineering, art and math by practicing the design process in this innovative studio. $6-$10/free under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

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Dance 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, Traditional Native American Dances, 2pm, Fris; 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM, as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org.

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1, 2nd Annual #ArtsNotViolence, Community Festival. This is an initiative that challenges and shifts perceptions, connects community across cultures; youth and artists in the community work on projects throughout the year which culminate at this festival. Free, ABQ Civic Plaza, artsnotviolence.org. 1, ABQ’s Hear Here Festival Showcase, 7:30pm. Together with the City of ABQ “Tipping Points for Creatives” initiative, Hear Here Festival partners choreographers with musicians or spoken word artists; teams create a new work in two weeks resulting in this public showing. $5, Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 224-9808, keshetarts.org. 8, Heights Summerfest, 5-10:30pm. Kick off the Summerfest series with this family-friendly event with all-ages activities like face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, a 24-foot climbing wall, artisan market, food trucks and live entertainment. Free, North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel NE, 768-3556, cabq.gov. 8-9, Brain Freeze Ice Cream Festival, noon-5pm. Unlimited ice-cream, foam parties, face painting and jumpers at this fundraiser for the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network; foam parties will run every hour. $12 ages 13+/$10 ages 4-12/free 3 and under (see ad in this issue for $2 off coupon), Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, 933-8650, BrainFreezeFestival.com. 22, NM Black Expo, 7pm. A cultural experience with vendors, ethnic foods, kids’ corner, local & national artists & a Greek show “like no other.” Free to all, Villa Hispana, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, facebook.com/events/281665429439678.

Ongoing, Andy Mason Music, various times and dates. Award-winning NM musician Andy Mason brings his original, interactive, educational bilingual, fun music. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Recycleman with Kevin Kinane, various times and dates. A highly interactive and fun program where children can use found objects to make cool and unique music with Recycleman. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 1, Fabulous Free Family Concert, noon. Young artists and faculty collaborate in a production of Otter’s Odd Adventure. This is a tale about a playful young otter caught in a shopping mall; antics, magic tricks and music; followed by a cookie and lemonade reception. Free, UNM Keller Recital Hall (across lobby from Popejoy Hall), UNM, 453-6428, music.unm.edu. 5, 17, 19, High Desert Jazz Band and ABQ Concert Band Summer Concert Series, 6-8pm. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, enjoy a local food truck, Free, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 10, Las Flores del Valle Performance, 6pm. Leila Flores-Dueñas and Carol Vigil perform songs that have formed part of the cultural heritage in the US/Mexican Borderlands. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 13, 20, 27, ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens Summer Nights Music Concerts. Concerts highlighting local and regional talent performing folk and Americana sounds. $12/$6 seniors and ages 3-12/free ages 2 and under, ABQ Bio Park Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 19, Jennings & Keller, 2:30-3:30pm. Award-winning Folk-Americana duo present Judy, Joan and Joni: Three Women Who Defined the Folk Music Revival of the 1960s. They will share songs and stories. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. 24, Las Flores del Valle, 6pm. Leila Flores-Dueñas and Carol Vigil perform songs that have formed part of the cultural heritage in the US/Mexican Borderlands. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 25, Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, 6-7pm. The band entertains audiences with their Americana mixture of country, bluegrass, jug band, rock ‘n’ roll, popular and original music. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. 27, Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, 6-7pm. The band entertains audiences with their Americana mixture of country, bluegrass, jug band, rock ‘n’ roll, popular and original music. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abqlibrary.org. 29, Americana Music with Randy Carr, 10:30-11:30am. The New Mexicana

Library Events Ongoing, Magic with Animals and John Polinko, various times and dates. Watch John Polinko perform “magic” around this summer’s reading theme, “A Universe of Stories.”He will use books to highlight authors & illustrators to create a magical experience using “Real” animals. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, The Big Bubble Circus with Jim Jackson, various dates and times. The Big Bubble Circus with internationally acclaimed clown Jim Jackson brings laughs for all ages with music, juggling, circus and bubbles. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 4 & 25, Sensory Friendly Evening, 67:30pm. A sensory friendly visit to the library with activities, quiet areas and trained staff. Free, Loma Colorado Library,755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 19, Aesop’s Fables with Opera Unlimited, 11am-noon, This opera brings to life three of Aesop’s fables: The Ants and the Grasshopper, The Lion and Mouse and The Tortoise and the Hare. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abqlibrary.org.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Roots Blues style of music Randy plays is a contemporary acoustic country/Americana/folk style steeped in the sun bathed blues of the NM deserts and plains. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 2562065, abqlibrary.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Moon Phases, various times and dates. Tweens will learn why the moon changes phases and how to locate starts in the night sky by constructing a planisphere: a device that illustrates when individual constellations are in the sky; ages 9-12, registration required. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 1, Planetarium, noon-1pm. Experience the ABQ Astronomical Society’s StarLab, a portable planetarium for a visual tour of the well-known constellations and mythology. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abqlibrary.org. 4, 25, Night Walk at the Botanic Garden, 6:30-8:30pm. Explore the Garden under the light of the moon while walking through a guided tour through the Garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators. $15 adults/$10 youth, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 8, World Oceans Day, 10am-2pm. An opportunity to celebrate oceans; discover the diversity and beauty of ocean creatures and habitats. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Aquarium, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 8-9, Roar and Snore: Just for Girlscouts - Sleepover at the Zoo, 6:30pm-8am. Camp in the grassy area and enjoy the night sounds of Zoo animals. Girl Scouts learn about conservation efforts and earn the Roar and Snore patch. Pre-register through Girl Scouts of NM Trails, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 343-1040, cabq.gov. 9, Meet a Scientist, 1-4pm. Drop in and meet local scientists as they share their work with visitors through activities and conversation. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Explora NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 11, Twilight Tour at the Zoo, 6:308:30pm. Experience sights and sounds of the zoo at twilight; observe interesting animal behavior while taking a tour. $15/$10 seniors & youth, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-6214, cabq.gov. 14, Planetarium, noon-1pm. Experience the ABQ Astronomical Society’s StarLab, a portable planetarium for a visual tour of the well-known constellations and mythology. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 7684320, abqlibrary.org. 16, Math Activity at Explora: Math in the Arts, 2-4pm. Join 12 Months of Math to learn about tessellations, fractals and triangles. $6-$10, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 18, Bosque Moonlight Hikes, 6:308:30pm. Search the bosque wetlands for bats, owls and other nocturnal animals. Bring a flashlight and a sense of adven-

ture and hike through the woods. $15/$10 youth and seniors, Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley SW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 21, Aquarium Overnight: Coral Craziness, 6:30pm, Fri through 8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night and learn about ocean animals. Meet marine animals at the touch pools, play a game, get crafty (ideas and supplies provided) and take in a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 21, World Giraffe Day, 10am-2pm. Education volunteers will have discovery stations with hands-on learning opportunities. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 22-29, Science Fiesta EXPO!, times vary. A week-long celebration of science for kids, teens and adults. Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math and be inspired by the roles they play in everyday life; see website for schedule. 224-8300, nmsciencefiesta.org. 23, Science of Agriculture, 1-4pm. Explore, learn and get hands dirty; kids and adults can learn about the science of growing plants, composting and raising animals. Village of Los Ranchos AgriNature Center, 4920 Rio Grande NW, 2248300, nmsciencefiesta.org. 23, Science of Breakdancing, 4:306pm. Enjoy physics in action; ABQ dancers with The Dancing Turtle LLC will grapple with momentum, force, mass, acceleration and balance while engaging in this athletic art form. The Dancing Turtle Studio, 3426 Vassar NE, 224-8330, nmsciencefiesta.org. 29, Composting with Worms, 9amnoon. Worm composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. The class will include the selection of an appropriate worm species and creating a healthy environment for it; all ages, call to register. Free, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov.

Sports 29, 11th Annual Jim Thorpe Native American 5K Race. The Championship is open to all American Indian/Alaska Natives and First Nations people of Canada; the Community 5K run is open to all, 1K youth run, 9am; toddler 300 meter dash, 9:10am. Various other events. nativeamerican5kchampionships.org.

Stage 1-2, 6-9, 14-16, Singin’ in the Rain [G], 7:30pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun and Sat June 2. A Tinseltown tabloid headline with a love affair that could changes lives or break careers. $25/$23/$21 students 13-university/$17 ages 12 and under/no children under age 3, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 2424750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 6, Jack and the Beanstalk with Opera Unlimited, 10:30-11:30am. A larger-than-life children’s opera designed to encourage an interest and enthusiasm

for literature and music through musical theater. Free, Westgate Library, 1300 Delgado SW, 833-6984, abqlibrary.org. 10, Jack and the Beanstalk with Opera Unlimited, 10:30-11:30am. A larger-than-life children’s opera designed to encourage an interest and enthusiasm for literature and music through musical theater. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org.

Story Telling Ongoing, Cantos Y Cuentos: Bilingual Songs and Stories with Jordan Wax, various times and dates. Bilingual kids’ songs and stories in English and Spanish featuring accordion, guitar, harmonica and violin. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 1-July 27, Summer Reading Program, a celebration of reading for children, tweens, teens and adults at Albuquerque/Bernalillo County libraries. Read books, attend events, earn prizes all for free! For more info, contact your local branch, call 768-5141 or visit abqlibrary.org. Register online beginning May 9 or in person beinning June 1.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Hip-Hop Beats with Ryan Trocoso, various times. Teens will go over a brief history of the early instruments used to make classic hip-hop and compare what is being used today; ages 13-17, registration required, limited to 20. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Robots in Space with Explora, various times and dates. Build a robotic arm that is controlled using servo motors. Use it to solve a maze and learn how engineers develop robotic arms to assist with tasks in space; ages 13-17, registration required, space limited. Free, various ABQ Library locations, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 6, Escape Room, 2-3pm. Teams solve puzzles, figure out clues and escape the room; ages 13-17, registration required. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. 24, Teen Night, 5:30-6:30pm. A fun filled interactive evening held by the NM Autism Society. RSVP by texting “TEEN” to 332-0306, 2300 Buena Vista SE, Suite 128, nmautismsociety.org. 28, Teen Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Youth ages 13-18 are invited to explore and test out the exhibits and interact with professionals from local organizations offering special science and technology activities. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8330, explora.us.

Also of Interest 5, 12, 19, 26, Volunteer Orientation for Meals on Wheels, 3-4:15pm, Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to hungry neighbors around ABQ. Volunteering is family-

friendly, rewarding and fun. Spend a couple of hours, one day a week, and make a difference. Free, Meals on Wheels 5901 Harper NE, 823-8064, mow-nm.org. 7, Bike Rodeo, 3-5pm. A bike rodeo to teach children how to “drive” their bike, avoid injuries and follow the rules of the road through hands-on experience. Helmet/head, dog, stop, yield sign and driveway safety are taught. Program provides bike, helmets, props, signs and instructors; ages 9-12. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abqlibrary.org. 7-9, Duke City Comic Con, various times. Meet Power Rangers, artists, comic book writers and cosplayers. $20/$15/$10/$5 ages 9-13/free 8 and under, Crowne Plaza, 1901 University NE, dukecitycomiccon.com. 14, Princess & C0mic Crusader Night (Family Friday), 6:35pm. Come dressed as a favorite princess or comic book character. $9 for children and families dressed in theme (online with promo code FAMILY)/ $11-$24, Isotopes Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, 924-2255, info@abqisotopes.com. 15, Autism Night at the Isotopes Stadium, 6:35-9:35pm. NM Autism’s annual outing to see a baseball game. Isotopes Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, 9242255, info@abqisotopes.com. 20, 3rd Thursday, Family Night, 58:30pm. Music, programs, art making for all ages; hands-on crafts and activities in the permanent and traveling exhibits; La Familia Vigil will perform traditional NM folk music. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain SW, 765-6517, cabq.gov. 22, Movie Under the Wings: October Sky, 7:30pm, doors. An outdoor movie event in the nine-acre Heritage Park. Before the movie tour the museum, grab a snack and enjoy DJ music. Bring a portable outdoor chair and please leave pets home. $12/$10/$8/$7, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. 29, Solar Power Lunch & Learn, 12:30-2pm. Join for lunch and a chance for kids and adults to learn more about solar energy featuring hands-on activities with solar panels. Call for details, 224-8330, sciencefiesta.org.

Especially for Parents 6, Free Workshop: Uncovering What Is So Important About Play, 57pm. Open-ended materials called “Loose Parts,” are used during this hands-on exploration about how children learn best through play. Free, Wemagination Resource Center, 4010 Copper NE, 2778515, we.unm.edu. 7, Parents’ Night Out, 6-10pm. Parents, enjoy an evening out (or in) while the kids have fun at Explora: exhibit exploration, 3-D drawing & art machines with dinner; pre-registration required, see website for details. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.

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These book reviews were written by Christine Laffler’s 4th grade students at Manzano Day school. Harriet Gets Carried Away Author and Illustrator: Jessie Sima Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 This is an easy, fun and extraordinary book. Harriet loves to dress up in costumes all the time. And so, for her birthday, she wants to have a costume party. Her dads have decorated the house but they need a few things from the store so she puts on her going-out costume to help look for party hats. While one of her dads is at the deli, Harriet goes to find the party hats. But instead, she finds penguins! The penguins take her to their land. Just when she realizes that she’s not supposed to be in Antarctica, a strange animal appears. If you want to find out what the strange animal is and how Harriet gets home, read this imaginative book. By Caelyn P., 9

Survival Diaries: Lost! Author: Terry Lynn Johnson Illustrator: Jani Orban Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Ages: 7-10 Have you ever wondered how you would survive a life threatening situation? If you like reading about survival skills, this is the book for you. In this book, a boy named Carter goes with his parents to Costa Rica. At their resort, he meets a girl named Anna and she convinces him to go on an adventure to lick a monkey statue in

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the jungle. She tells him that the legends say he will get strength if he does. Once they lick the statue, they realize they’re lost in the jungle! Will they find help and be rescued or will Anna and Carter stay lost in the jungle and die? I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 as it is detailed and has very good survival tips that might really save your life one day. Also, there is a list included with 10 items that you should carry in a survival kit. By Ethan J., 9

a great warrior each and every day. She shows that she is fierce when painting and that she is loving when she helps a cat down from a tree. She says kindness is the most powerful weapon there is and she shows how she takes care of the earth. I think the main lessons from this book are to be kind, grateful and proud to be a girl! I Am A Warrior Goddess is a great book for all ages because everyone can be kind. By Alena B., 9

cause it is educational and shows people just how cool insects can be. By Lucas R., 9

I Dig This Book! Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway Author: Tim McCanna Illustrator: Tad Carpenter Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ Paula Wiseman Books Ages: 4-8 This book is about a robot named Bitty Bot that goes to the beach. Every other robot on the beach is having fun, but not Bitty Bot. Bitty Bot doesn’t know anyone at first but makes two new friends who help build a submarine out of things they

find on the beach. Together, they go on an adventure but there are twists and turns. This book shows how the best solution is to work together and always look on the bright side. By Evamarie P., 9

Author: Barbe Awalt Translator: Carmelita Lee Publisher: Rio Grande Books Ages: 5-8 This is a book about books! I like it for many different reasons. One is you that you can read it in two different languages. It is written in English and in Navajo. It has important messages about reading like, “A book never bullies you,” and, “A book never judges you.” I think this book would warm your heart because it warmed my heart! I like thinking about books being there for you and showing you all the things around you. By Kiyaa’aanii O., 9

I Am A Warrior Goddess Author: Jennifer Adams Illustrator: Carme Lemniscates Publisher: Sounds True Ages: 4-8 This is a book about a girl who is generous, grateful, and kind. In this book, the girl talks about how she is

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The King of Sting Author: Coyote Peterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 9-12 Have you ever been stung or bitten by an insect? Coyote Peterson created an amazing book that tells people not to kill the bugs that sting or bite. He takes you on epic adventures to Montana, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, New Mexico and Costa Rica to show you all the pain insects bring to you when they sting you. Coyote Peterson is a wildlife expert who has a YouTube channel that shows videos of some of the insects in this book. I think this is a good book be-

Spy School Goes South Author: Stuart Gibbs Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 8-12 This is the sixth book in the Spy School series but you don’t have to read them all to know what’s happening. This book starts off with Ben Ripley, a spy who goes to a middle school that's actually a school for spies. One day, Ben finds out that he's been asked to go on a secret mission to find out where the evil group called SPYDER hides out. This mission turns out to be a life changer! Ben and his friends realize that they are in big trouble when a missile gets launched at their plane and they end up crashing in an ancient Mayan forest. They learn that they all need to work together if they don’t want to be stranded forever in this far away land. Read the book to find out if they stop SPYDER and escape the jungle alive! Liam K., 9

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed for free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexicokids.com. The deadline is June 12 for listings in July/August. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

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Arts & Crafts 3, Family Art Night: Paint, Cut, Color and Smear!, 5-7pm. A variety of art activities including a Bob Ross inspired paint workshop with guest artist Jan Bain from 5:30-6:30pm; all ages. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 3, First Friday Art Activity: EnChroma, 5-7pm. EnChroma Inc. and the museum are enhancing the gallery for visitors with color deficiencies: color blindness. The EnChroma team creates glass that aids in color correction. Check out activities and science behind color correction, draw a masterpiece with the museum’s supplies. Included with admission, free for NM residents, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 18, Family Program: Paper Stained Glass, 9:30-11:30am. Combine watercolor painting with different types of paper to create unique stained glass art; ages 4-12 and their grownups. Included with admission, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

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Exhibits 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Wee Wednesday, 911am. The Museum opens an hour early with special exploration, activities and story time. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 5, Public Opening: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, 14pm. Panel talk from 1-2pm; refreshments, hands-on-art making paper prints inspired by Girard’s designs, listen to Mid-Century music. Free, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200,

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internationalfolkart.org. 10, Spring Fling, 5-7pm. Celebrate the opening of the exhibits Social & Sublime: Land, Place, and Art and Bringing Together: Recent Acquisitions with music by Cords & Strings, a vocal/guitar duo. Free, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 4765072, nmartmuseum.org. 26, Sensory Friendly Morning, 10amnoon. A special morning for those with sensory needs featuring low lighting and a relaxed environment. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

1-31, Canyon Road Sculpture Month. Enjoy artist demonstrations and the opportunity to meet and interact with local sculptures. Various locations, visitcanyonroad.com. 3, ArtWorks Celebration, 5-7pm. A celebration of the partnership with ArtWorks showcasing art and poetry made by students who visited the museum. NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 11, 2019 IAIA Spring Powwow, 10am7pm. Powwow and drum contest with more than $4,500 in cash prizes; food, arts and crafts vendors. Free, Institute of American Indian Arts Dance Circle, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd, 424-2339, iaia.edu. 11, CommUNITY Day 2019, El Dia De La Gente, 10am-8pm. Informational booths, bandstand entertainment, Low Rider Day; see website for schedule. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, 63 Lincoln, 955-2143, santafenm.gov. 17-19, NM Fiber Crawl. More than 35 studios, businesses, farms and museums will be open for an immersive, in-depth look at some of NM’s richest traditions in communities from across Northern NM. Visitors receive a passport to travel to the sites and obtain stamps. Free, multiple locations across NM, NMFiberCrawl.org/sites-and-events. 18-19, Santa Fe Artists Market at Cathedral Park, 10am-5pm. Three times a year the market fills Cathedral Park with stands and juried works from more than 100 NM artisans. Free, Cathedral Park beside St Francis Basilica, 3108766, santafeartistsmarket.com. 25-26, Native Treasures Art Market, 10am-5pm, Sat; 9am-4pm, Sun. A nationally-recognized art market with more than 200 prominent Native American artists representing Pueblos and Tribes from across the US. $20/$15/$10, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy, 216-0829, newmexicoculture.org. 26, Oasis Festival, 3pm. Featuring Cherry Glazer and performances by local teen musicians, bands and singers. Free, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, railyardsantafe.com.

Library Events 1 & 8, Young Playwrights Project, 3:30-5pm. Kids ages 8-12 are invited to participate in this theatre bootcamp with improvisation, theater games, creating

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scenes and characters and developing character monologues. Free,Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

Music 2, Sunset In the Garden Concert Series: Half Broke Horses, 5pm-sunset. Good old-fashioned country & honky tonk. Bring a picnic and portable chair and enjoy the music. $10/$7 members/$3 ages 6-15/free under 6, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 11, Bach Family Easter Season Concert, 3pm. Ensemble Music NM presents a full orchestra and chorus. $30/$10 plus fee, First Presbyterian Church, 208 Grant, 982-8544, brownpapertickets.com. 11, Chatter, 10:30am. Chatter weaves together traditional and contemporary chamber music in programs that include a reading by a poet/speaker. $15/$9 under 30 & students/$5 under 13, Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. 31, Water Tower Music: Swing Set, 57pm. Enjoy the sounds of this band, explore art galleries and have dinner. Free, Railyard Water Tower, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, railyardsantafe.com.

Science & Nature 1, Growing Tomatoes with the Tomato Lady, 5:30-6:30pm. A workshop sharing sure-fire tomato techniques. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Seeds and Sprouts, 10am-noon. A program in the garden that will teach children about seasonal growing cycles and related gardening practices; hands-on gardening and naturethemed activities change weekly. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Garden Sprouts PreK Activities, 9am. An outdoor classroom & hands-on program designed for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers. Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden-related activities. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 4, Audubon Day, A Celebration of Birds, 10am-2pm. A family-friendly event that coincides with the exhibit Birds: Spiritual Messengers of the Skies. Includes live demonstrations and handson activities. Included with admission, Center for NM Archaeology, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, miaclab.org. 4, Community Day at the Garden, 9am-5pm, Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students with ID. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 4, Starry Night at Pecos, 6:30-10pm. An evening under the Western sky: Introduction to Night Photography: Methods and Practice: 6:30-10:30pm;

Brass Band Music and Night Sky Viewing; event is weather-dependent.: 7:3010:30pm. Pecos National Historic Park, nps.gov. 7, What’s Blooming in the Garden Tour, 9:30-11am. Join for an exploratory walk through the Orchard Garden and Ojo Manos; learn to identify plants that are currently in bloom and their unique characteristics. Included with admission, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 18 & 25, Growing Together in the Garden: Family Program, 2-3pm. A series of classes offered focusing on gardening with hands-on exploration and the follow-up activity “Bug Houses for Bug Helpers;” designed for ages 5-12, younger are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult, register online. $15 child/$10 member child/free for adults. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Stage 2-4, SFHS Musical Theater Presents, Chicago, 7:30pm all dates; 2:30pm, Sat. This tale of murder and celebrity will wind down the season. $13 adults/$10 students/$7 members Santa Fe High School Theater, 210 Yucca, santafehigharts.com/drama. 3-5 & 10-12, Shrek! The Musical, 7pm, Fris; 2pm, Sats & Suns. A song and danced filled stage adaption of the animated film. $12/$8 under age 12, James A. Little Theatre, 1060 Cerrillos, 982-3327, pandemoniumprod.org. 9, SFPS Presents Ode to Joy, 6:30pm. Santa Fe Public Schools, The Lensic, Performance Santa Fe and Platinum Music Awards present a showcase of the musical talent of student performers featuring more than 240 musicians, dancers, artists, bands, choir, rock, world music ensemble and string orchestra. $26/$10, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org. 16, NM School for the Arts present ArtSpring 2019, 6pm. NMSA’s year-end performance where students will lead a journey through the arts with multiple genres of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and spoken word. $15, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Santa Fe Area Public Libraries. Santa Fe area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities including Spanish and bilingual events. Check santafelibrary.org and vglibrary.org for full schedules.

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar all-ages, family-friendly. Free, Make Santa Fe, 2879 All Trades Rd, call or email to register, 992-9832, ndenton@santafecountynm.gov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Adobe Brick Making, 9am-1pm. Third annual Adobe Brick Making for adults and families; supports Cornerstones Community Partnerships’ preservation projects, no experience necessary. Various locations, santafe.org/calendar. 18, Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 7pm. Join for the On Tour event which is an environmental film festival. $15, The Screen at Midtown Campus, 1600 St Michaels, 820-1696, santafewatershed.org. 29-31, Folk Art Flea Donation Days, 11am-2pm. Bring in folk art treasures from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks and yard art, to name a few, for a tax deductible donation. Free, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 31, Last Friday Art Walk, 5-7pm. Visit the Railyards Art District where multiple galleries plus SITE Santa Fe display international contemporary art. Free, Railyard Arts Districts, railyardsantafe.com. 31, Summer Movie Series: Finding Dory, 8-10:30pm. This outdoor series kicks off with Finding Dory. Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, railyardsantafe.com.

Especially for Parents 3, Education for the 21st Century, Cultivating Imagination, Creativity and Intelligence in Today’s Children, 5:30pm. This talk draws on modern brain research and shows how educational paradigms support full and healthy development of children. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 17, Parents Night Out, 5:30-9pm. Drop children off for an evening of facilitated play; see website for registration. $25/child, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

June Arts & Crafts 1, Drop In and Draw, 10am-5pm. Increase understanding of works on view through observation, analysis and sketching; bring your own materials or check some out from the museum; all ages. Included with admission/free 16 and under, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 2, Family Mornings at Folk Art: Circuses, 11am-noon. Storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries; all ages. Free for NM residents, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 7, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Create a masterpiece with supplies from the monthly Art Cart. Included with admission, free to NM residents, Georgia O’Ke-

effe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 7, Summer Guided Drawing, 1-3pm. An opportunity for museum visitors to explore the work on view by sketching in the galleries; a practicing artist will be on hand to offer insights and suggestions. Included with admission, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 15, Family Program: Wet-Felted Rocks, 9:30-11:30am. Learn about the fun technique of wet felting from local artist Ramsey Scott; ages 4-12 and their grownups. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 25, Family Program: Summertime Fun with Crafts, 10am-2pm. Stop by the Museum’s courtyard for a variety of fun crafts to take home; ages 4-12 and their grownups. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

Exhibitions 5, 12, 19, 26, Wee Wednesday, 911am. The Museum opens an hour early with special exploration, activities and story time. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals 23, Sensory Friendly Morning, 10amnoon. A special morning for those with sensory needs featuring low lighting and a relaxed environment. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals 1-2, Spring & Fiber Festival, 10am4pm. Traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving; a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children. $8/free ages 12 and under, El Rancho de los Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, 471-2261, ext 101, golondrinas.org. 2, Sol Sunday, noon-10pm. A health and wellness collaboration meant to bring the community together to celebrate well being, life, music and one another. Free, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, railyardsantafe.com. 8, 10th Annual Folk Art Flea, 10am3pm. A wide array of well-priced folk art from across the globe from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks and yard art; a “Collector’s Corner” displays rare and unique items. Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 8-9, Challenge NM Arts and Crafts Festival, 8am-5pm. The 41st annual festival is a juried event showcasing the works of more than 150 national and local artists. Proceeds from artists’ booth fees benefit Challenge NM, a non-profit that provides therapeutic recreation possibili-

ties for the disabled. Santa Fe Plaza, challengenewmexico.com. 14-16, SFI’s Interplanetary Festival, 10am-10pm. An annual event open to the public that combines exploration of complex science and technological innovation with a summer festival full of music, film, art, food and drinks. Free, Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, railyardsantafe.com. 15-16, Herb & Lavender Festival, 10am-4pm. A marketplace with more than 30 local vendors selling soaps, lotions, essential oils, art, food and plants. $8/$6 teens & seniors/free ages 12 and under, El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. 23, Rainbow Family Pride Festival, noon-3pm. A family focused festival celebrating June Pride with face painting, balloon artists, games, prizes, DJ and food trucks; open to all. Free, Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, railyardsantafe.com.

Music 8, Chatter, 10:30am. Chatter weaves together traditional and contemporary chamber music in programs that include a reading by a poet/speaker. $15/$9 under 30 and students/$5 under 13, Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. 13, Sunset In the Garden Concert Series: Nohe y Sus Santos, 5pm-sunset. Latin jazz takes on a new flavor. Bring a picnic and portable chair and enjoy the music. $10/$7 members/$3 ages 6-15/free under age 6, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 18-31, Santa Fe Bandstand. An outdoor music festival in historic downtown Plaza and other locations throughout the city. More than 100 rock, country, Native American, jazz and mariachi bands play throughout the summer. Free, various locations, santafebandstand.org.

Science & Nature 6, 13, 20, 27, Seeds and Sprouts, 10am-noon. A program in the garden that will teach children about seasonal growing cycles and related gardening practices; hands-on gardening and naturethemed activities change weekly. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 7, 14, 21, 28, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 9am. An outdoor classroom & hands-on program designed for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers. Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 21, Stellar Summer, 6-8:30pm. Party ‘til the sun goes down with special guest Timmy Telescope. Solar Astronomy along with Stargazer Planetarium and other sun-based activities. $5/$3 members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

22, Bird Walk, 8-10am. Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds. Free, Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, 49A W Frontage, santafebontanicalgarden.org. 25, Community Day at the Garden, 9am-5pm, Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students with NM ID. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Sports 19-22, Rodeo de Santa Fe. Barrel racing, bareback & bull riding and performances by PRCA rodeo athletes. $27-$10, Rodeo de Santa Fe, 3237 Rodeo, 471-4300, rodeosantafe.org. 22, Kids Exceptional Rodeo, 10am-2pm. Prizes, T-shirts, back numbers and bandanas for all participants. Mock rodeo events: roping, barrel racing, bull riding, goat typing, bronc riding and flag race. $27-$10, Rodeo de Santa Fe, 3237 Rodeo, 471-4300, rodeosantafe.org.

Stage 1-9, Shakespeare in the Garden: Romeo & Juliet, 7pm. Presented by Santa Fe Classic Theater, directed by Patrick Briggs and staged in association with The Shakespeare Guild. $35-$45 weekends/$25-$35 weekdays/$10 students, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Also of Interest 1, Folk Art Flea Donation Days, 11am2pm. Bring in folk art treasures from toys to textiles, jewelry to masks and yard art to name a few for a tax deductible donation. Free, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 14, Summer Movies Series: Planet of the Apes, 8pm. Part of Santa Fe Institute’s 2nd annual InterPlanetary Festival, enjoy an outdoor screening of this movie. Free, Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, railyardsantafe.com. 28, Summer Movie Series: Bohemian Rhapsody, 8-10:30pm. Free, Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos, railyardsantafe.com. 29, Santa Fe Pride, 11am-6:30pm. A parade event celebrating the lives and contributions of LGBTQ+ people. This year’s parade will reflect the courage it took to fight for the rights of today. Santa Fe Plaza, santafepride.org.

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Spreading the Joy of Reading By EFRAIN VILLA Headlines and statistics on American illiteracy rates are daunting, but one Santa Fe non-profit organization is tackling the crisis with fun, Middle Ages-themed activities and contemporary phonics-based reading games and tutoring. The U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) conducted in 2017 revealed that 65 percent of fourth grade public school students nationwide were reading below proficiency. For New Mexico, the below proficiency figure in the 2017 NAEP was 75 percent. Early childhood literacy metrics are important because after fourth grade, students are expected to use reading as a mechanism for learning other subjects, such Teen tutor Loden plays a reading game with Victor, a as math and Reading Quest student. Courtesy photos. science. Without proficient literacy skills, students can quickly fall behind in all aspects of academics and it can be increasingly difficult to catch up to their peers as more and more of the curriculum becomes dependent on students' reading abilities. A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that failure to read proficiently at the end of third grade is linked to higher high school dropout rates. Low graduation rates not only negatively affect quality of life expectations for individuals, but also the nation's collective economic and social prospects. Since children from economically disadvantaged families generally perform worse in literacy tests than their peers who come from families above the poverty line, resources must be provided early in a child's life in order to break the links between illiteracy and poverty. To support young students in Santa Fe who are struggling to read, Rayna Dineen started the Reading is Magic Camp seven years ago while teaching at the Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences, where she also was principal. Each summer, tutors have been working with public school students unable to read at grade level. The camps became so popular that in 2015, Dineen created Reading Quest to expand the program's offerings, which now include year-round student reading support as well as tutor training for teachers and volunteers.

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running, hand drumming and hiking. In addition, campers engage in games, skits, campfires, songs and hikes on the wonderful campus of Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs, N.M. Our 17th summer of Full Circle runs July 28Aug, 3. Tuition is $595 by July 15.

Children's Grief Center of New Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Camp Corazon, Bishop's Ridge/Stoney Camp in Santa Fe, NM Phone: 505-323-0478; Website: childrensgrief.org; Email: info@childrensgrief.org. Camp Corazon is a FREE 3 day, 2 night camp (6/7/19 to 6/9/19) for kids ages 7 - senior in high school who are grieving the death of someone important to them. Camp Corazon will offer traditional camp activities such as a challenge course, bonfire, songs and games. Kids will also have the opportunity to share experiences and memories related to the death of their loved one. Camp Corazon provides grieving children with age-appropriate coping skills that will help them manage grief in their day-to-day lives even after they leave. Applications for campers and volunteers can be found at childrensgrief.org. Space is limited, register by May 31. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, 659 Hwy 612, Thoreau, NM 87323. Phone: 505-248-0563; Email: Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org; Web site: Members of Flamenco Youth de Santa Fe pose at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in 2018. Left to CottonwoodGulch.org; Contact: Tori Baker-White, Associate Director. right: Faith Gomez, Aviela RĂ­os, Giovanna Chavez, Reyna Sanchez, Lola Martinez, Angelique Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions root- Cordova, and Miquela Ortiz . Courtesy photo. Jemez Springs ed in the culture and landscape Hummingbird Art Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. of the American Southwest. At the Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusicGulch, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll inspire you with all of the camp.com. Hummingbird Art Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains where places we explore. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take you on nature, friends and experienced instructors inspire creativity and fun. Six weeks world-class backpacking and hiking of overnight Art Camp are offered in May through July. Campers, ages 8-14, into pristine wilderness areas. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll explore a variety of art projects in different media, and contribute to installaconnect you with hands-on science and tions or murals at the camp. The fun of summer camp in the mountains includes nature. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll engage you in the art and campfires, fishing, water-walking, hiking, sleeping under the stars, skits, storyculture that is the backdrop of The telling, moonlight hike, and games. A dance at the end of the week celebrates Southwest. Treks with the Gulch are an friendships that can last a life time. Campers stay in dormitories, gather for opportunity to immerse yourself in this meals in the dining hall, create art in studios and outdoors, and sing in the majestic land and cultural heritage. We choir in the band shell. Explore the Web site and register online, view photos offer summer treks for kids ages 10-18 on facebook/Hummingbird Art Camp or call for more info. Tuition: $665 + $48.71 lasting from 2 to 6 weeks and we offer tax and $37.56 for additional art supplies. Week 1 May 26-June 2, Wk 2 June 2programming for families. All of our June 9, Wk 4 June 16-23, Wk 5 June 23-June 30, Wk 7 July 7-14, Wk 8 July 14-21. treks spend time at our 540-acre nature preserve basecamp as well as Hummingbird Chess Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025. time â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the roadâ&#x20AC;? exploring the Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Website: hummingbirdmusicSouthwest. We have a range of specialcamp.com. Hummingbird Chess Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains. ists in areas like mountain biking, rock  Children, ages 8-14, have expert instruction and tournaments. Chess Camp is climbing, music, art, ecology, and Sunday to Sunday, June 9 through June 16. Other activities include fishing, archeology. Sign your child up for an summer camp water-walking, overnight hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & unforgettable summer adventure today! MXO\$XJ storytelling with a fun dance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean and comContact Tori Baker-White at For information or questions Call fortable dormitories. Camp Fee is $665 + $48.71 tax. Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org or 980-2534193 for more information. 505-363-2496 Hummingbird Music Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. or visit: Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusicFull Circle Summer Camp, P.O. Box www.fullcircleproductions.org camp.com; Contact: registrar. Hummingbird Music Camp is nestled in the Jemez 7876, Abq., NM 87194. Phone: 505-363Mountains. The camp is family owned and operated and is celebrating our 61st 2496; Email: year. Children, ages 8-14, receive private and group lessons, from new beginsean.etigson@bosqueschool.org; Web ners to advanced musicians in band, orchestra, piano, guitar or voice. In addisite: fullcircleproductions.org; Contact: tion to recitals and concerts, activities include fishing, water-walking, overnight Sean Etigson, Director. Full Circle hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & storytelling with a fun Summer Camp is an overnight experidance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean, comfortable dormitories. A new ence for 8-14 year old campers camp begins every Sunday, May 26 to July 28. Camp tuition is $665 + $48.71 tax. which cultivates creativity, health, and community. We offer classes in guitar, arnis, art, yoga, creative writing, Cultivating Creativity, African dance, drama, cross country Health, and Community.

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Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm School Summer Camps, 3603 NM 14, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-930-1838; Email: mothersfarm@yahoo.com; Website: mothersfarmschool.com; Contact: Visuddhi Brenda Wittner, President. Eight weeklong, full-day camps on our 10-acre farm off NM 14 outside Santa Fe from May 23 through mid-August for Ages 5-15. Full Moon Overnight Camp July 15 to 19 for Ages 7-15, girls in the tipi, boys in tents. Horses, gardening, water play, yoga, nature walks, art, music and more. $259/week day camp, $649/week overnight camp. Transportation from Salvador Perez soccer field parking on Alta Vista, 8:20am, with 4:30pm drop-off. YMCA of Central New Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Camp Shaver, 22900 Highway 4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3572/Cell: 505-480-7417; Email: pbeam@ymcacnm.org; Website: campshaver.org; Contact: Phil Beam, Director. Located in the inspiring Jemez Mountains, Camp Shaver offers an awe-inspiring setting, where children ages 7-14 develop self-esteem, personal character, learn teamwork, gain a sense of community, and develop an appreciation and respect for the environment. Taught by experienced instructors, campers will enjoy archery, climbing, arts & crafts, hiking, sports, campfires, storytelling, sleeping under the continued on page 38

Jemez Springs

Wilderness Expeditions Ages 10-18 Adult Retreats Family Treks

Summer Camp

2019 Trek Discover...Wilderness Adventure Registration is open Discover...Arts and Culture DQGĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJIDVW Discover..Science and Nature

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Overnight (Sunday-Sunday) Camps

Beginning Summer 201

Winston, NM

Boys and girls Ages Eight through Fourteen

Now- Nine weeks of Music Camp Weeks #1 through #9 Music Camp May 2 - July 2

Now- Six weeks of Art Camp Weeks #1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8 Maximum of 30 Art campers per week Art Camp May 2 - July 

Chess Camp Now- Week #3 Novice, Intermediate, and Advance Chess Camp June  - June 1 Maximum of 30 Chess campers

Register early - space limited! More information please: Call 1-575-829-3060 Mail to: 104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, N.M. 87025 Online: www.hummingbirdmusiccamp.com

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stars, games, skits and more! Truly an experience of a lifetime! Campers stay in cabins and gather for meals in the dining hall. 2019 sessions: 1. June 2-8 Star Wars; 2. June 9-15 Avengers Week; 3. June 16-22 Time Warp; 4. June 23-29 Seven Seas; 5. July 7-19 (2-week session) Big Fun/Color Wars; 6. July 21-27 Pixar Week; 7. July 28-August 3 Wonderland Week. $600/week. Counselors in Training and Leaders in Training Sessions also available.

Day Programs Santa Fe ARTsmart New Mexico Summer Camps, 1201 Parkway Drive, SF, NM 87502. Phone: 505-992-2787; Email: smandala@artsmartnm.org; Web site: artsmartnm.org; Contact: Sarah Mandala, Program Director. ARTsmart Summer Camps. Join us for innovative weeklong theme camps in the ARTsmart Community Studio, where students create unique, expressive works of art. $150 fee includes all materials and healthy snacks. Camps offered for grades K – 3, and grades 3 – 6. Monday – Friday, 8am – noon. Limited number of incomebased scholarships available. Visit artsmart.org for registration and schedules. Be Greater Than Average/R4Creating, various locations in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Albuquerque. Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: info@begreaterthanaverage.org; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Dr. Shelly Gruenig, CEO. STEM Enrichment for ages 6-18 taught by award winning teacher and robotics team! STEAM camps, Robotics, Engineering, CAD Drawing, Drone Build and Fly, 3D Printer, Stop Motion Animation, Media Arts, Minecraft and LEGO Battlebots. We also offer private camps - contact us for details. Some scholarships available. Dates, prices, descriptions on website. Belisama Irish Dance, Santa Fe & Los Alamos, NM 87505. Phone: 505-670-2152; Contact: Adrienne Bellis; Email: info@belisamadance.com; Web site: belisamairishdance.com. Ages: 5 and up. Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Community performances, competition opportunities and fun choreography classes make this a great home for your young dancer. Classes in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. EmiArteFlamenco Academy, 3022 Calle Cielo Court, Suite C, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-660-9122; Email: eflamenco@outlook.com; Web site: emiarteflamenco.com; Contact: La Emi, Executive Director. We offer classes for toddlers as young as age 3 to adults. Mondays & Wednesdays: Children Intro (ages 3-5) 3:30–4:20pm; Children Beginner 4:30–5:30pm; Adult Beginner 5:45–6:45pm; Adult Intermediate 6:45–7:45pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Children Intermediate 4:30– 5:30pm; Children Advanced 6:30–7:30pm. Filmmakers Ink: Filmmaking/Acting Intensive, Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone: 413-320-6071; Website: Filmmakers-Ink.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director. Ages: 8-15. Make Movies with Filmmakers Ink during their Summer Filmmaking Camps in Santa Fe, the week of Aug. 5 - 9. Professional award-winning filmmakers help you create your movies, from script-to-screen. The 11 to 15 year old Full Day program includes, Filmmaking, Acting and Screenwriting. Cost: $395. The morning Special FX program is for 8 to 10 year olds. Work together to develop an idea for a film, then write, produce, shoot, direct and act in a 5 - 10 minute movie together with an experienced filmmaker. Screen a rough cut for your family and friends at your Premiere on the final day of film camp. Cost:$225. Immanuel Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School 2019, 209 E. Barcelona Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-7568. Four days (Ages 3-going into fifth grade), Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, 9am - 11:30am with early drop off at 8:30am. Theme: Miraculous Mission. Daily activities include Bible stories, crafts, exciting music and games. We provide snacks. Suggested Donation: $20/individuals; $30/family. Register online at ILC-sfnm.org. Little Earth School Summer Day Camp, 321 W. Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968. Web site: littleearthschool.org; Contact: Ellen Souberman, Director. Memorable summer experiences for children ages 4 to 9, June 3 through Aug. 9. Five two-week sessions for all ages. Minimum enrollment: one session. Four or five days per week. 10% tuition discount for children who enroll for the entire summer. Art, cooking, weekly nature field trips, swimming, and games. Low student-teacher ratio. Enrollment limited. For more information or to request a brochure and pre-registration form call 988-1968. Meditation and Ayurvedic Astrology for Teens, 103 Saint Francis Drive, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-819-7220; Email: bina@newmexicofirm.com; Contact: Bina Thompkins. For 13 to 17 year olds. Ayurvedic, gluten free breakfast, lunch & snack provided. Get high with meditation. Learn the basics of ancient Ayurvedic medicine. Discover the Forgotten Language of Astrology. Align your Body, Mind and Spirit with the Cosmic Bodies. Get connected with your psychic

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powers. $320 a week, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-2:30pm. Week 1: June 10-14; Week 2: June 17-21; Week 3: June 24-28; Week 4: July 8-12; Week 5: July 15-19. Mother’s Farm School Summer Camps, 3603 NM 14, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-930-1838; Email: mothersfarm@yahoo.com; Website: mothersfarmschool.com; Contact: Visuddhi Brenda Wittner, President. Eight weeklong, full-day camps on our 10-acre farm off NM 14 outside Santa Fe from May 23 through mid-August for Ages 5-15. Full Moon Overnight Camp July 15 to 19 for Ages 7-15, girls in the tipi, boys in tents. Horses, gardening, water play, yoga, nature walks, art, music and more. $259/week day camp, $649/week overnight camp. Transportation from Salvador Perez soccer field parking on Alta Vista, 8:20am, with 4:30pm drop-off. NDI New Mexico Summer Dance Camps! at The Dance Barns, 1140 Alto St, SF, NM 87501-2596. Phone: 505-983-7661; Email: info@ndi-nm.org; Web site: ndi-nm.org/summer-dance-camps; Contact: Danny Silver. 2019 Dance Programs, June & July for Ages 3-18. Early Steps Ages 3-6: Session I – June 24-July 3, Session II – July 22-31. Pre-Ballet Ages 5-6: Session I – June 24-July 3, Session II – July 22-31. Arts In Motion Too! Ages 7-12: Session I – June 24-28, Session II – July 22-26. Arts in Motion Too! is a mini-intensive for young dancers, with classes offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, Voice and Theater. This camp is a wonderful way to explore a variety of dance and performance styles as well as focus on building a strong foundation in dance technique. Arts In Motion Ages 12-18: July 8-19. Arts in Motion is a two-week full-day Summer Intensive that offers students the opportunity to vigorously train in multiple disciplines of dance technique. Students take classes in ballet, modern, jazz and theater, with a variety of afternoon workshops. National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Camp Invention, multiple locations throughout the state. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: invent.org/camp; Contact: Customer Relations. Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10). Pandemonium Productions’ Musical Theatre Summer Camp! 6532 Camino Rojo, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-920-0704; Email: pandemoniumprod@aol.com; Web site: pandemoniumprod.org. Contact Chris Leslie - Executive Director. Musical theatre summer camp for ages 7-17, June 17July 28. Students study acting, singing and dancing and perform in West Side Story! at the James A. Little Theatre. Past shows have included The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Newsies!, Peter Pan, Shrek and more! Rehearsals take place at the New Mexico School for the Arts, Mondays through Fridays, from 9am1pm. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $795 if paid in full. $810 with a payment plan. $100 deposit required with registration. Queen Bee Music Association, Desert Academy, 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail, SF, NM 87505. Contact: Lindsay Taylor; Phone: 720-431-7362; Email: lindsay@queenbeemusicassociation.org; Web site queenbeemusicassociation.org/summercamps; Queen Bee’s Kids Bluegrass Camp is a fun, week-long music camp that provides kids (ages 7-14) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players. July 15-19, 9am-4pm Tuition: $290. At Impact Music Camp, beginner students (ages 6-9) gain experience with the fundamentals of music through learning ukulele, percussion, songwriting, group performance and more. This week-long camp is great for kiddos who have never played instruments before, and want to unleash their musical curiosity! July 29-Aug. 2, 9am-3:30pm; Tuition: $265. Rio Grande School Summer Camp, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; Email: summer@riograndeschool.org; Web site: riograndeschool.org/summer. Ages 3 years old — 6th Grade, weekly beginning June and ending August. 8am-3pm with aftercare available until 5:30pm. K6th Grade Camp: Weekly camps that integrate enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression and adventure-based learning. Morning, afternoon, and full-day options available. Campers attending the morning session will choose an enrichment class in which they will learn alongside our educators, who average more than 10 years experience. The afternoon sessions will take advantage of our lovely and safe 5-acre campus and focus on adventure education, design-thinking, and trips to museums and other exciting locales near campus. Pre-K Camp (3 and 4 year olds): Each week our experienced pre-K educators, will design and lead child-centered activities that encourage discovcontinued on page 40


Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Sunflower Summer Camps

Discovery Summer Camps

For children ages 5-7 For children ages 8-12 Seven 4-day weeks in June and Eight themed 5-day weeks of August. Explore, dig, plant a camps in June, July and August: garden, climb trees, swing, hike, Travel the World, Fantastic Fiber play with friends, and enjoy the Fun, Trash to Treasure, Cosmos freedom of sunny summer days. & Crystals, and more! Plus, check out our summer sessions for Parents & Tots Classes! • For babies and toddlers 12-24 months and their caregivers • For toddlers ages 2-4 years and their caregivers

SAVE 10% when you register by May 15th. Use Promo Code: NMKIDS Enroll today! For details and to register:

santafewaldorf.org/camps santafewaldorf.org | 26 Puesta del Sol | PreK - High School | 505.467.6431

Santa Fe

Santa Fe



Programs for Ages 5-12

Summer Camp Sustainability Project & Finding one’s VOICE

OUTDOOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Music Yoga Art Outdoor games Horsemanship Organic Gardening Golden Retriever Breeding Program May 23, 24, May 27-31, June 3-7, June 10-14, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9 8:20am - 4:30 pm includes snacks, materials $259/week or 4 or more weeks and discounts 2nd child discount of 20% Transportation pick up & drop off St. Francis and Alta Vista Train Park Soccer Field Parking Lot

www.mothersfarmschool.com mothersfarm@yahoo.com cowgirlbrenda108@yahoo.com

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ery, imagination, and inspire creativity in a fun-filled, nurturing environment. The rich array of activities include gardening, cooking, dramatic play, art projects, water play and lots of outside time on our lovely and safe 5-acre campus. Santa Fe Children’s Museum Summer Camp, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359; Email: children@santafechildrensmuseum.org; Web site: www.santafechildrensmuseum.org; Contact: Leona Hillary - Education Manager. Come join Santa Fe Children's Museum this summer for camp! Weekly camps from July 8 through August 2. Ages 6 to 12. Camp starts at 9:30am and ends at 3:30pm each day. $265 per child with the option to purchase before or after care for $10 each per day. Limited scholarships available. Register on our website or call for more information. Santa Fe Climbing Center’s Climbing Adventure Camps & Classes, 3008 Cielo Ct., SF, NM. Phone: 505-986-8944; Email: info@climbsantafe.com; Web site: climbsantafe.com. Ages 5 - 15. Summer Climbing Adventure camps with indoor and outdoor climbing, wilderness survival skills, hikes and other outdoor, adventure-based activities. Weeklong camps from 8:30am–3:30pm, $349/week. Multi-day summer camps for ages 5–8, May 28, June 3, 10, 17, 24, Aug. 5, 12 & 19. Ages 9–13: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 29, Aug. 5, 12 & 19. Ages 12–15: July 29. Santa Fe Public Library Summer Reading Program, Three locations: 145 Washington Ave. or 1730 Llano St. or 6599 Jaguar Dr., SF, NM. Phone: 505-9556837; Email: wncook@santafenm.gov; Web site: santafelibrary.org/children; Contact: Walter Cook, Amy Barr or Michele Reich, Youth Service Librarians. May 20 to July 14. Self-paced reading program for youth, birth to 12 year olds. Youth read books for fun and prizes. Enter to win a bicycle provided by Santa Fe Century. Attend super programs including bizarre animals, live theatre, astronomy, arts and crafts, and much more. All activities are free and provided, in part, by Rotary Club of Santa Fe Foundation and Friends of Santa Fe Public Library. The library has a universe waiting for you.

Santa Fe Teen Summer Camp 13 to 17 year olds

Meditation & Ayurvedic Astrology ✽ Get High With Meditation ✽ Understand the Basics of Ayurvedic Lifestyle & Medicine.

✽ Discover the Forgotten Language of Astrology. ✽ Align your Body, Mind and Spirit with the Cosmic Bodies

✽ Fine Tune your Psychic Powers

Bina Thompkins Ayurvedic Astrologer

$320 a week, Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am-2:30pm. Organic Ayurvedic Gluten Free Breakfast, Snack & Lunch included.

505-819-7220 - Santa Fe

Albuquerque/Belen

Santa Fe Waldorf School Discovery Camps, 26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-467-6431; Email: PLord@SantaFeWaldorf.org; Web site: santafewaldorf.org; Contact: Leigh Patton, Camp Coordinator - LPatton@santafewaldorf.org. For children in rising second grade to fifth grade. Camp Themes: HeART Week June 10-14: Turbo charge your art experience! We will move our bodies and lead with our hearts, creating art from new mediums each day. A daily introduction to famous artists throughout history with a message...we are all artists in our own way! Fantastic Fiber Fun June 17-21: Through directed study, campers learn the ins and outs of fiber from natural shibori dying, yarn painting, felting, and embroidery. We will explore the culture and story of cloth, with the greater message that it takes many small threads to create a strong community. Travel the World June 24-28: World traveling counselors take campers on a week-long journey to discover new territories. Visit a new country each day—Nepal, Mexico, England, Switzerland, and Italy—learning about geography, cultures, festivals, crafts, and cuisines. Magic, Myth and Alchemy July 8-12: This week we explore a menagerie of mythical creatures, create a colorful circus, and learn some magic. Through art, creative theater, and kitchen science, we’ll explore our inner magic and learn about the golden talents we bring to the world. Cosmos and Crystals July 15-19: The elemental forces that create and shape our universe are vast, mysterious and worthy of exploration! Study gems and crystals, then gaze up to learn about constellations, with each of our week-long activities emerging from four foundational elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and the kingdoms in which they reign. Trash to Treasure July 22-26: Learn about sustainability, our fragile environment, and how to create art from anything! Bring interesting or even ho-hum recyclables, and we’ll build a wonderful week of turning well-known objects into beautiful creations. Sacred Geometry and Mindfulness July 29- Aug. 2: We’ll ask questions about the natural world this week and explore what it means to be mindful. While exploring the many ways geometry appears in nature, we will turn inward, learning thoughtful, simple insights, and practice varied forms of meditation this week. The Novice of Nature Aug. 5-9: Let’s play outside and see the natural wonders we are! This week we will explore the living environment and the energetic forces of the chakra system. Come and make art from nature and sing the tones of each chakra, creating a rainbow vibration inside and out! YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Santa Fe Summer Program at two locations: Pinon Elementary School, 2921 Camino de Los Caballos Santa Fe, NM 87507 and the Lowrance Family YMCA, 6537 Airport Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Phone: 505-595-1515; Email: cleyba@ymcacnm.org; Website: ymcacnm.org; Contact: Cynthia Leyba. May 28-Aug. 9. K-6th grade. STEM Activities, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Literacy, Field Trips and More! $130/week. Weekly themes: May 28 Epic; June 3 Escape the City (Pecos River); June 10 A Colorful Soul (Arts Alive June 14); June 17 Game On All Ball (Isotopes June 18/noon); June 24 Superhero (Escape Room); July 1 Party in the USA (Group Onsite Potluck); July 8 Mad Scientist (Meow Wolf); July 15 Disco Days (Rockin’ Rollers); July 22 Farm To Table Cooking (Farmers Market); July 29 Fear Factor; Aug. 5 The Best Of The Best.

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East Mountains Prince of Peace Lutheran Church & School Summer Pre-School, 12121 North Hwy 14, Cedar Crest, NM 87008. Phone: 505-281-6833; Email: popschool14@gmail.com, Web site: schooloffice6.wixsite.com/princeofpeaceschool; Contact: School Office. Prince of Peace Lutheran School offers year round preschool (infant & toddler through 4 years) & kindergarten through eighth grade education during the school year. We are open from 7am until 6pm. Our summer program offers fun, age appropriate, indoor & outdoor activities as well as, academic studies. We are committed to excellence in academics and teaching responsibility to interact in Christian love with those we encounter in all avenues of life. All faiths are welcome.

SUMMER PROGRAM RUNS FROM MAY 28TH – AUGUST 9TH | 7AM – 6PM

Valencia County Lobo Aquatics Club, Belen High School Natatorium, Belen, NM 87002. Phone: 505-991-2790; Email: mcandelaria3.mc@gmail.com; Web site: swimlobo.com. Contact: Marissa Candelaria. Lobo Aquatics Club (Valencia County branch) is a USAS year-round competitive swim team for all ages, as long as swimmers are safe in the water and have learned some stroke technique. This branch of Lobo Aquatics Club will be starting up on May 1. The Valencia County Lobo Aquatics Club will practice every weekday from 5pm - 6:30pm (except during High School Swim season - November through February - when the practice times will be 6:30pm - 8pm). Costs will be the price of a pool pass (prices available at the Belen pool - very reasonable!), and a monthly fee to cover coaching costs (to be determined by number of participants).

Rio Rancho Be Greater Than Average/R4Creating, various locations in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Albuquerque. Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: info@begreaterthanaverage.org; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Dr. Shelly Gruenig, CEO. STEM Enrichment for ages 6-18 taught by award winning teacher and robotics team! STEAM camps, Robotics, Engineering, CAD Drawing, Drone Build & Fly, 3D Printer, Stop Motion Animation, Media Arts, Minecraft and LEGO Battlebots. We also offer private camps - contact us for details. Some scholarships available. Camp dates, prices, descriptions on website. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Summer Program, 3333 Truman St. NE, Abq, NM 87110, Phone: 505-881-0777; Email: info@bgccnm.org; Web site: bgccnm.org; Contact: Christian Naea, Chief Program Officer. We offer excellent summer programs for ages 5-18 years, led by professionally trained employees, that will give your kids the skills they need to excel in school and in life. 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday May 28-Aug. 9. Featured programs include: Education & Career Development - Fun and engaging STEM based programming that will help kids excel in school and prepare them for their future careers; Character & Leadership - Empowering programs that enable kids to make a difference in both their Club and community while learning to respect their own and others’ cultural identities, develop a positive self-image and make life long friends along the way; Health & Life Skills - Programs that encourage kids to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults; The Arts - Kids have the opportunity to develop their creativity and explore their cultural awareness while participating in visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing programs; Field Trips - This year's field trips will include, Explora, The Nuclear Science Museum, Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ Museum of Art, Movies and more! Each summer registration requires: *All past due balances MUST be paid in full upon registration; Annual membership fee per member: $50; Non-refundable deposit per member required; Payment in full by July 7. Schumann Branch, Rio Rancho: $975 per child or $400 for teens. Please see summer registration application forms for monthly payment plans. To apply for a scholarship, please go to bgccnm.org/summer-programs. La Esperanza Child Development Center, 5740 Night Whisper Rd NW Suite 200, Abq, NM 87114, 505-896-6764, and 1721 Wellspring Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, 505-891-2755. Email: RuthPorta@laesperanzapreschool.com; Web site: laesperanzacdc.com. We are a 5-star nationally accredited Bilingual & Christian education program. We provide high quality care, and well planned and developmentally appropriate activities, in a safe and healthy environment. We employ qualified professionals to provide that care and teach and use the most effective research-based curriculum in early childhood education. We specialize in Spanish-Immersion for children from six weeks to five years of age. We also provide a Bilingual Before-and-After School and Summer Program for children up to 12 years old. La Esperanza nurtures children in a loving environment allowing them to grow both in faith and learning. We are a yearround program open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm. We offer full time care and participate in the CYFD and Military child care assistance continued on page 42

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SCHOLARSHIP QUALIFYING LEVELS

Hot breakfast, lunch and snacks provided! Fun field trips including: Explora!, The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, New Movies, Hinkle Family Fun Center, Horseback Riding, ABQ Bio Park and much more . . .

Family Size 1

Monthly Maximum $1,265

Annual Maximum $15,175

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$1,715

$20,575

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$2,165

$25,975

We have 100 scholarships available for children at the Albuquerque club and 50 for the Rio Rancho Club.

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$2,615

$31,375

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$3,065

$36,775

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$42,175

For more information or to register call: Bernalillo County: (505) 881-0777 Sandoval County: (505) 892-3191 or go to our website www.bgccnm.org for more information.

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$3,965

$47,575

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$52,975

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programs. Now enrolling for 2019-2020 School Year. Call to schedule a tour. PLAY Conservatory’s Peter and Wendy: Musical Theatre Camp, 3100 Stapelton Ave. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-321-9351; Email: info@playconservatory.org; Web site: playconservatory.org; Contact: Jonathan Dunski, Producer. For students in 1st through 12th grade, this week-long (July 8-13) afternoon day camp (1:00-5:30 pm) culminates with the performance of a oneact musical: Peter and Wendy, based on the fantastic story of Peter Pan. Led by professional Actor/Directors from Missoula Children's Theatre, this intensive experience also includes training by local teaching artists. Beginners as well as experienced young performers of all abilities are welcome. Tuition $200. For more information, and to register go to playconservatory.org. SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springstonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho–2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs.

Albuquerque 1st Class Learning Center, 5111 Homestead Circle NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-5702; Email: 1stclasslearningcenter@gmail.com; Web site: 1stclasslearningcenter.com; Contact: Leann C. Gordinier, Director. 1st Class Learning Center is a childcare center licensed by the State of New Mexico. We offer: Quality childcare for ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We are on the FOCUS program for all ages, and also offer a Pre-K Class. Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6pm. Our Mission Statement: To provide a learning environment that is safe, enjoyable, interesting and peaceful for all children, their families and community. Philosophy: We believe in our curriculum where each child develops according to age and capacity, having the freedom to develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually without any pressure. We also believe children learn best when rules and limits are clear and consistent. Most importantly, we believe that children learn best by staff members who create an atmosphere that is loving, warm, caring and friendly by which all children feel accepted, safe, and a part of 1st Class Learning Center.

build a part- or full-day schedule for your child based on your family’s needs. See the ThinkIt! camp offerings inside the Think Academy Summer catalog and at aa.edu/thinkit. Questions? Visit aa.edu/thinkit or contact the Think Academy Summer Office (858-8811). Think Academy…where children learn, sample, grow—and thrive! Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library Summer Reading Program, 501 Copper Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-768-5141; Email: library@cabq.gov; Web site: abqlibrary.org; Contact: Cody Wesner-Ellis. The Public Library Albuquerque Bernalillo County invites everyone to join us for our 2019 Summer Reading Program, a celebration of reading, learning and fun for children, tweens, teens and adults! Read books, attend events, earn prizes, and more. All for free! This 8-week program kicks off June 1 and runs through July 27. Register online beginning May 9 or in person at one of our 18 locations beginning June 1. ABQ BioPark’s Camp BioPark, 903 10th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505848-7180; Email: kcarillo@cabq.gov; Web site: abqbiopark.com; Contact: Katie Carillo. Camp BioPark is for children, preK - grade 9. Learn science through hands-on activities, games and art. Join us to explore the fascinating world of plants and animals! Summer camps run June 3-July 26. Registration begins Wednesday, March 6 at 8:30am.

Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale Ave. SW, Abq. NM 87104. Phone: 242-4750 ext. 3; Email: kathryn@abqliltheatre.org; Web site: albuquerquelittletheatre.org/education/summer-camps-2019/. Contact: Kathryn Morales, Education Coordinator. Ages 4-17. Summer Musical Camp for Kids: July 8 - 27 (M-F) 9 a.m. noon, Ages 8 - 17, $355. An intensive musical theatre program that offers training in acting, dancing, ensemble work and group singing. Your camper will learn scenes, lyrics and choreography culminating in a showcase for family and friends. No experience necessary, just a passion to learn and a desire to be involved in what it takes to put together a musical. Play Builders: Session 1: June 3 - 14 (M-F), 9 a.m. - Noon, Ages 7 - 11, $230. Session 2: July 8 19 (M-F), 1 - 4 p.m., Ages 8 - 17, $230. Our most popular education offering! In this one-of-a-kind camp, campers create their own characters and improvise scenarios which will be incorporated into an origiKylie Wilson as Katrina Van Tassel and Wyatt Hardesty as Ichabod Crane in New nal script. Learn theatre basics as you Mexico Young Actors' production of Legend of Sleepy Hollow. December 2018. rehearse the play alongside your new Photo by Clarissa Anello. friends and prepare for a showcase on ALT's historic stage! Let's Put on a Play: June 17 - 28 (M-F) , 9 a.m. - Noon, Ages 12 - 17, $230. All the world's a stage and here's a chance to learn everything ABC Wellness, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Web site: about what goes into putting on a play. You'll meet new friends, audition for a abcwellness.com; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, Owner/Counselor. Ages: 18 part, learn lines and blocking and work with costumes and props, as you premonths–adult. Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, provides a drug-free treatment alternapare for a showcase on ALT's historic stage. This camp is perfect for all skill tive for children and adults who have ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, levels and everyone's guaranteed a role and a fun time! Play Actors Mini-camp sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, headache/migraine and chronic for little ones: July 29 - Aug. 1, (M-TH) 9:30 - 11a.m. or 1 - 2:30 p.m., Ages 4 - 6, pain. $65. Campers will play theatre games, act out favorite stories and songs as they explore the magic of theatre. Theme for the week: Fairy Tale Fun! Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Summer Program, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Dates: June 3-July 12. Pre-K to Albuquerque Museum Summer Art Camp, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM pre-grade 12; 8am-3:30pm. Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45pm. Lots of 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Email: ebecker@cabq.gov; Web site: cabq.gov/musespots in over 300 summer offerings, including six-week academic-enrichment um; Contact: Elizabeth Becker, Education Department. June & July. Art classes and fine-arts classes; athletics and aquatics; full-day recreational Day Camp for children ages 4 to 14 at Albuquerque Museum. Preschool Adventures In Art with enriched activities (8am-3:30pm); half-day recreational and sports camps (Ages 4 – 6) $65, Tuesdays – Fridays, morning and afternoon sessions. Discover (noon-3:30pm). Think Academy Summer emphasizes active-learning through a all kinds of different art mediums, world cultures. Youth Studio (Ages 6 – 14) wide range of engaging, cross-disciplinary options: architecture (featuring $125, Mondays – Fridays, morning and afternoon sessions. Learn clay techDesign Studio architecture courses); languages; math and science; reading, writniques, international inspiration, use our senses, create a stage set. ing, and literature; dance; drama; and visual arts. Extensive mid-school offerings include DJ school, water polo, hip hop, persuasive writing, steel drums, Albuquerque Public Schools’ High School Summer School, Highland, La ceramics, robotics, programming, app development, Magic: the Gathering, life Cueva and West Mesa High School - eCademy for online classes. Phone: 505science, fencing, guitar, speed and agility training, yoga, and Musical Theatre: 855-9871; Email: laura.valdez@aps.edu; Web site: aps.edu/summer-programs: Beauty and the Beast. ThinkIt! July Summer Camp: Want two more weeks Contact; Laura Valdez, Secondary Summer Program Instructional Manager. For of summer fun for pre-grades 1-5? Albuquerque Academy’s ThinkIt! Summer students who need to make-up credits and get back on track to gradCamp program, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Dates: July 15uate on time. Incoming freshmen also may take PE in the summer to July 26; 8am-3:30pm. Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45pm. Albuquerque free up their schedule during the school year. Semester 1 runs June 3-21; Academy’s year-round ThinkIt! program is open to the greater-Albuquerque semester 2 runs from June 24-July 16. APS Summer Graduation is July 22 at 7pm community. With hands-on curriculum and engaging focus areas, ThinkIt! stuin the Kiva Auditorium. Tuition is $250 per half-credit class but is reduced ($125 dents celebrate active-learning strategies through project- and inquiry-based or $62.50) for students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. activities, interdisciplinary options (e.g., science, engineering, and math), and enriched recreational programs. ThinkIt! 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SUMMER FINE ARTS S CAMP At East Gate Church and School

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PUPPETRY!

Chris Murphy (Fort Wayne, IN) Actor, Director

Mark Kistler (Houston, Tx) Author, Illustrator

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Albuquerque Public Schools’ K-5 Plus Program, 57 APS and charter schools. For info, go to aps.edu/summer-programs or talk to your child’s teacher or principal. A 25-day free summer program for students entering kindergarten through 5th grade who currently attend a high-needs APS school. K-5 Plus emphasizes literacy, math, art, music, science and social skills. The program aims to increase cognitive skills, improve test scores and provide summer enrichment experiences. The program dates are June 5-July 11 for students who attend APS schools on an alternative calendar; June 19-July 25 for students who attend APS schools on a traditional calendar. Albuquerque Public Schools’ Summer Learning Adventure: New Mexico Wild! at Manzano Mesa Elementary School, Sunset View Elementary School, Tony Hillerman Middle School. Phone: 505-855-9871; Email: charmaine.sanchez@aps.edu; Web site: aps.edu/summer-programs; Contact: Charmaine Sanchez at APS Elementary Summer School Program. A 15-day, hands-on, science-based summer camp. Elementary and middle school students will explore New Mexico plants, animals, habitats, aquatics and geology. The program is free. Dates: June 3-21. Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM, 6913 Natalie NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-1054; Email: brt@brtnm.com; Web site: brtnm.com; Contact: Katherine Giese, Executive/Artistic Director. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is specially designed for the serious 8-12 year-old up and coming dancer (previous training required). Classes will include ballet technique, stretch and strength with pre-pointe, variations and jazz. The week will conclude with a short studio performance on Friday at 4:30pm. The Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is 12:30-4:30pm. Monday – Friday; July 22 – 26. Tuition: $240. $50 non-refundable registration fee due with application is applied towards tuition. A 10% discount applied toward tuition when paid in full by May 19. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fairy Tale Dance Camp is for ages 5-9 years old. Classes include ballet, jazz, modern dance, flamenco, crafts, and acting. Each week, activities are centered on a different fairy tale with emphasis on development of coordination, music appreciation, and performing abilities. Each session is 9am–noon. Monday–Friday. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, July 8–12; The Sleeping Beauty, July 15–19; The Nutcracker, July 22–26. Cost per session: $150. $30 non-refundable deposit due with application is applied toward tuition. 10% Discount for each additional session and an additional 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 19. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Ballet Intensive is a two-week program (June 17–June 28) for pre-professional ballet

Albuquerque

FIND YOUR INNER EXPLORER THIS SUMMER AT MENAUL SCHOOL'S PANTHER CAMP

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1-6 THIS FALL

CALL TODAY 505.238.8193 OR VISIT menaulsummercamp.com

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Bates Premier Taekwondo & Fitness, 3880 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. C, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-985-9091; Email: batespremiertkd@yahoo.com; Web site: batespremiertkd.com; Contact: Coach Chee. Classes for ages 2-adult, 6 days a week. Summer Special: $50 for 1 month of classes and a free ‘official' uniform. We focus on family, fitness and fun! Martial Arts training emphasizes mental focus, respect, discipline, self control, hard work, flexibility, agility, speed, endurance, strength and stamina. No contracts! Unlimited contracts. Free trial class. Be Greater Than Average/R4Creating, various locations in Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Albuquerque. Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: info@begreaterthanaverage.org; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Dr. Shelly Gruenig, CEO. STEM Enrichment for ages 6-18 taught by award winning teacher and robotics team! STEAM camps, Robotics, Engineering, CAD Drawing, Drone Build and Fly, 3D Printer, Stop Motion Animation, Media Arts, Minecraft and LEGO Battlebots. We also offer private camps - contact us for details. Some scholarships available. Camp dates, prices and descriptions on website. Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts Academy Summer Program, 5812 Signal Ave NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-856-5616; Email: BlackmanTKD@aol.com; Web site: BlackmanTKD.com; Contact: Rebecca Bogolub, General Manager. Ages 3-Adult. Flexible Class Schedule! Blackman’s Championship Martial Arts offers Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Hapkido, Weapons, & Basic Self Defense Classes, and Character Education & Life Skills Programs. Morning, afternoon, & evening classes. Enrolling now for our Kids Summer Program. Daytime and evening class times available, Official Martial Arts Uniform, Break a real board and earn White Belt. Space is limited, pre-register by May 31 to guarantee enrollment. Voted “Best Martial Arts Classes,” “Best Kids Classes,” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2018 by ABQ The Magazine, The Alibi Newspaper, and Nickelodeon’s Parents Pick Awards! Come see why we are an award-winning Martial Arts School. Develop your child’s confidence through a fun learning environment. Bosque School Summer, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: zach.lang@bosqueschool.org; Web site: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Zach Lang. Design Your Own Adventure with Bosque Summer! Whether you are seeking academic enrichment, creative adventures, skill development, community responsibility, physical fitness or just plain fun, Bosque Summer is the camp for you. Programs are open to students entering grades 1–12 and are available in full and half-day schedules. Bosque Summer’s flexible scheduling allows participants to sign up for one week or all eight weeks. Join students from across the Albuquerque metro area for a summer of Creativity, Fitness and Discovery. Full-day programs for grades 1-8 ($295); half-day programs for grades 4-12 ($150). Before and aftercare available.

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dancers to further develop their artistry and technique. Guest master teachers will inspire and challenge the dancers with daily ballet technique and pointe classes as well as expand their knowledge through variations and cross training with modern and stretch and strength classes. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $660 for the full Workshop or $385 for one week. $75 non-refundable deposit due with application is applied toward tuition. 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 19. (*only applicable for full workshop pricing). Boys’ tuition 1/2 off & no early payment discount. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Ballet Academy’s Children’s Division has on-going ballet classes throughout the summer for ages 3 - 14. Monthly tuition ranges from $48-$62 for one class per week. Paying by the class is also an option for June and July. $15 non-refundable deposit is due with application, which will be applied to your tuition. A 10% discount is applied toward monthly tuition when paid in full by May 19, 2019. Please visit our website at www.brtnm.com for further information.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Summer Program, 3333 Truman St. NE, Abq, NM 87110, Phone: 505-881-0777; Email: info@bgccnm.org; Web site: bgccnm.org; Contact: Christian Naea, Chief Program Officer. We offer excellent summer programs for ages 5-18 years, led by professionally trained employees, that will give your kids the skills they need to excel in school and in life. 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday May 28-Aug. 9. Featured programs include: Education & Career Development - Fun and engaging STEM based programming that will help kids excel in school and prepare them for their future careers; Character & Leadership - Empowering programs that enable kids to make a difference in both their Club and community while learning to respect their own and others’ cultural identities, develop a positive self-image and make life long friends along the way; Health & Life Skills - Programs that encourage kids to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults; The Arts - Kids have the opportunity to develop their creativity and explore their cultural awareness while participating in visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing programs; Field Trips - This year's field trips will include, Explora, The Nuclear Science Museum, Hinkle Family Fun Center, ABQ Museum of Art, Movies and more! Each summer registration requires: *All past due balances MUST be paid


Albuquerque in full upon registration; Annual membership fee per member: $50; Non-refundable deposit per member required; Payment in full by July 7. Seligman Branch, Albuquerque: $800 per child or $350 for teens. Please see summer registration application forms for monthly payment plans. To apply for a scholarship, please go to bgccnm.org/summer-programs. Children's Choice Enrichment Camps, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark McAllister. Enrichment Camps are weeklong camps with a variety of themes such as Harry Potter, Science, Dance and more! 9:30am-3:30pm. (Before and After care available for free 7am-9:30am; 3:30pm6pm) To register go to childrens-choice.org or call 505-296-2880.

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Children's Choice Summer Camp, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark Mcallister, Office Coordinator. Summer Theme: Fantastic Adventure – field trips, enrichment activities, swimming and club locations across Albuquerque. Ages 5-12. Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm. Voted Best Summer Camp by Albuquerque the Magazine. COA Accredited, CYFD Five Star Rating. Register Online. Congregation Albert Early Childhood Center’s Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp: Explore and Discover the World Around Us!, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306; Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale Sides Cooperman, Early Childhood Director. Ages: 2–kindergarten; Accredited by FOCUS. Are you seeking an early learning community taught by experienced, qualified and nurturing early childhood educators who foster a love of learning, and where children learn that education is both fun and important? Join our FOCUS 5 star school community! Since 1982, our school has provided families with inspiring and developmentally appropriate programs for children ages 2 – kindergarten. We also provide exciting enrichment classes that enhance our already rich curriculum. All faiths and families welcome. Call and inquire about part time and full time choices. Dance Theatre Southwest’s Dance New Mexico Advanced/Intermediate Summer Intensive, Young Dancers Intensive, and Kidz Dance Camps, 3805 Academy Parkway South NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Email: dancetheatresouthwest@gmail.com; Web site: dtsw.com; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells or Jordan Slocum. Three distinctly different programs for dancers of all ages: 1) Dance New Mexico Intensive for Advanced/Intermediate levels that includes Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Conditioning, Kinesiology, Musical Theater, Partnering/Pas de Deux and more for 3 weeks in June. 2) Young Dancers Intensive for ages 8-14 with the same curriculum as Dance New Mexico, including beginning partnering, except for the addition of special pre-pointe classes for the younger less experienced attendees to be held in both June and July. 3) Four weeks of fun Kidz Camps for ages 3-8 with different themes each week through June/July. The exact dates and guest faculty for each available April 1, so email or call for more info.

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Camps Wh ere Scienc e Comes to Life!

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601 Eubank Blvd SE (505) 245-2137

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Albuquerque Museum is our inspiration! Make the Museum your summer classroom during week-long workshops in June and July

Duke City Fencing’s Learn the Sport of Olympic Fencing, 2840 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-872-0048; Email: info@dukecityfencing.net; Web site: www.dukecityfencing.net; Contact: Toby Tolley, Head Coach. We teach the Olympic sport of Fencing all year round! Our Mini-Musketeers are new fencers ages 6 - 9. Our Saturday Intro to Fencing class is for new fencers ages 9 - 15. All equipment is included. We offer both weekday and weekend classes in addition to private lessons. Explora Camps Excite Summer Learning! 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Abq NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Web site: explora.us; Contact: Reservations Manager; email: reservations@explora.us. Grades PreK-12. June 3 – Aug. 9: Book early, as spaces fill fast. Smart tip: Become an Explora member and you'll get discounts on camps and many other programs. Explora camps offer a fun way for kids to get their hands into chemistry, biology, art, engineering, physics and a whole lot more. (Your child can be a rocket designer, nature illustrator, chemistry chef, forensic investigator, escape room designer, magnet scientist, print maker, computer programmer and more!) Morning, afternoon, or stay-the-day options; dozens of different topics and activities; optional before and after care. New for 2019 - Explora is offering week-long Farm Camps for grades K-5 at the Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center in Los Ranchos during June! For Ages 12-15: Be a Summer Youth Apprentice: Explore science, engineering, and technology through hands-on activities and field trips, gain leadership skills, and create activities for visitors in our new makerspace! Call 2248312 or email asalvagno@explora.us to apply. Sessions offered are June 10-28 or July 8-26. Explora also offers Camps for children with autism ages 4-12, May 27-31. At Explora, we've got parties down to a science! Host your next birthday party or other party at Explora, and choose a fun learning activity for the guests. Visit our web site to get details on other cool events at Explora for kids - and adults - of all ages! Teachers, scout leaders, community and senior

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PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES IN ART (Ages 4 – 6) $65 Tuesdays – Fridays, morning and afternoon sessions Discover all kinds of different art mediums, world cultures

YOUTH STUDIO (Ages 6 – 14) $125 Mondays – Fridays, morning and afternoon sessions

Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 Located in Old Town 505-243-7255

Learn clay techniques, international inspiration, use our senses, create a stage set

For details and to register, go to cabq.gov/museum

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centers, all like to visit Explora. Groups, call in advance to plan your visit. Fishback Studio of the Dance SummerDance, 4529 Eubank Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-8828; Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice.net; Web site: fishbackstudio.com; Contact: Kathie Anthony - Owner. Ages 3 to adult. Classes June 4 –July 13. PreKinder dance ages 3, 4, 5. Child-teen-adult: jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern, drill/dance team technique, contemporary & Scottish. Our special Performing Arts Workshop for ages 6 1/2 thru teen, 4 weeks/4 hours per week (Tue/Thu) includes cheer, singing, modeling, theater, jazz, ballet, tap and acrobatics. For adults we also offer Swing, Salsa and More for 6 weeks – meets Thursdays 7:15pm, starts June 6. Call, email or stop by to register. Growing Stage, 6909 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. G, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-2881205; Email: info@thegrowingstage.com; Web site: thegrowingstage.com; Contact: Kari Reese. Ages 3 and up. Named Best Summer Camp 2018 by Albuquerque the Magazine! Summer Musical Theatre Intensives: Intensives meet from 9am to 3:30pm M - F. Have fun making friends and working on singing, dancing & acting techniques, while working creatively and collaboratively on a show for family & friends. Session #1 is May 28 - June 7 (ages 7 & up), Session #2 is June 10 - 21 (ages 12 & up) and Session #3 is July 15 to August 2 (ages 7 & up). Class sizes are limited! Play Acting/Writing Camps: Kids ages 7 & up have fun creating original characters and writing scenes, while working on acting skills and working collaboratively on an original show for family & friends. Camps meet from 9am to 3:30pm for one week. Acting Camp #1 is June 24 - 28, Acting Camp #2 is July 8 - 12, Acting Camp #3 is July 22 - 26 and Acting Camp #4 is August 4 - 9. Class sizes are limited and they do fill up. Tiny Tots Camps: Ages 3 to 6, learn theatre games, dance, sing, act, make art and explore story theatre with friends! Classes meet mornings 9:30am - 11am OR afternoons 2pm - 1:30pm for one week. Camp #1 June 10 - 14 (AM or PM). Camp #2 July 15 - 29 (AM or PM). Why choose? Sign up for more than one or all four! Class sizes are limited. Register online for all camps. Harwood Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-6367; Email: info@harwoodartcenter.org; Web site: harwoodartcenter.org; Contact: Dani Belvin, Programs & Education Coordinator. Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers multi-disciplinary summer arts programs for youth in grades 1-9. Harwood’s summer programing fosters creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. We offer four twoweek sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options. At Harwood Summer Art Camp, students will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They will experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and dance, imaginations are unleashed. Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts. Choose an adventure your children will remember for years to come! Register online. Session 1: June 3 - 14; session 2: June 17 - 28; session 3: July 1 - 12; no camp July 4 & 5; session 4: July 15 - 26. Pricing: full day (9am-4pm): $475; half day (9am-noon or 12:30pm-4pm): $275. Special pricing: full day $380/half day $220. Ask About Financial Support. Hope Christian School Summer Programs, 8005 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-821-3599; Email: admissions@HCSNM.org; Web site: HCSNM.org/summer; Contact: HOPE Admissions Office - 505.821-2513. Grades: PreK–12. HOPE offers 4 options for summer fun and learning! (1) Summer Day Camp for Preschool through Middle School; (2) Summer Athletic Camps for K12th graders; (3) Summer Academic Programs for K-12th, and (4) Summer Music Lessons through our JAM partnership. Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Web site: huntingtonhelps.com. Grades: K-12; Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5-17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test prep. The positive encouragement of our staff and certified teachers combined with individualized instruction based on our diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us apart and continues to make our program a success. Instituto Cervantes at the NHCC, 1701 4th St. SW, ABQ, NM 87102. Phone: 505-724-4777; Email: adxabq@cervantes.es; Web site: albuquerque.cervantes.es; Contact: Amada Torres, Academic & Administrative Assistant. Our Spanish Immersion Camp is held in July. Registration now open. Kay's All Swim School, 9737 4th St. NW, Abq NM 87114. Web site: KaysAllSwimSchool.com. Kay's All Swim School provides excellent personalized swim instruction for infants, children & adults. The water is always warm in an enclosed, chlorine-free, 100 percent UV-protected pool. When your children are ready to receive the best in swim instruction take them to Kay's! Swim Lessons Save Lives!

Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts Summer Dance Camps, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Email: info@keshetarts.org; Web site: keshetarts.org/dance/youth-camps; Contact: Ana@keshetarts.org. Ages 418. Campers perform short pieces for family and friends at the end of every camp! No experience necessary. Drop-off begins 8:30am; Before and after care available and limited partial scholarships or sibling discounts. June 10-14, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Ballet & Contemporary Dance (ages 6-14), Build the foundations of dance with our expert teachers in Ballet and Contemporary plus choreography, dance history and arts and crafts. June 17-21, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Jazz and Hip Hop Dance (ages 6-14), Feel the groove with the rhythmic steps and awesome music of Jazz and Hip Hop styles. June 24-28, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Musical Theater Workshop (ages 6-14), Build a show! Daily instruction in jazz dance, plus singing and acting, design costumes and sets, and dance and theater history. July 8-12, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Young Choreographers (ages 8-18), Join us for our new camp, geared towards young creative minds who want to learn more about the art of making dances! Dancers learn basic improvisational skills, choreography techniques as well as exploring collaborations with others. July 8-12, noon-4pm; $180, Behind the Scenes: Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) Hands-on experience in multiple aspects of technical theatre & stage production including lighting and sound design, stage management, production management and costume design. July 15-19, 8:30am-4pm; $295, Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14), During this fast-paced camp, dancers will learn a little bit of a lot of dance styles, including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. July 29-Aug. 2, 9am-noon; $180, Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5), A half-day camp designed just for the youngest dancers. Dancers will take Ballet, Contemporary and Jazz classes. Discounts for multiple camps. Extended Hours packages & Day Rates available. July 29-Aug. 2/12:30pm-4:30pm, Mixed Ability/Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18) A camp designed for dancers with varying levels of physical and developmental abilities. No previous dance experience necessary. Classes focus primarily on dance, but campers also will learn about elements of theatre, music & performance production. Campers take ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, musical theater. *Supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. $50 full week; Call 224-9808 for scholarship details. KinderGuitar New Mexico’s Children's Music Curriculum, 8132 Otero Avenue NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-304-0528; Email: rod@kinderguitarnm.com; Web site: kinderguitarnm.com; Contact: Rodney Burr, Owner, Instructor. Can music charge your brain? Energize the life of your child; patterns, timing, play, self-expression, confidence, problem solving, socialization. Music education teaches a child appreciation for an instrument. The appreciation of music in their life but can be viewed as a shared conversation, a musical conversation with those around them. The reward is exploration, discovery, and insight! The KinderGuitar music curriculum provides – repeated challenges that result in success, pride and a place in a musical community that nurtures, values and builds on those talents. La Esperanza Child Development Center, 5740 Night Whisper Rd NW Suite 200, Abq, NM 87114, 505-896-6764, and 1721 Wellspring Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, 505-891-2755. Email: RuthPorta@laesperanzapreschool.com; Web site: laesperanzacdc.com. We are a 5-star nationally accredited Bilingual & Christian education program. We provide high quality care, and well planned and developmentally appropriate activities, in a safe and healthy environment. We employ qualified professionals to provide that care and teach and use the most effective research-based curriculum in early childhood education. We specialize in Spanish-Immersion for children from six weeks to five years of age. We also provide a Bilingual Before-and-After School and Summer Program for children up to 12 years old. La Esperanza nurtures children in a loving environment allowing them to grow both in faith and learning. We are a yearround program open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 6:00pm. We offer full time care and participate in the CYFD and Military child care assistance programs. Now enrolling for 2019-2020 School Year. Call to schedule a tour. Learners Chess Summer Camps, 1117 Stanford Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact: Victor Lopez, Head Instructor. Learners Chess Academy's week-long camps are structured to balance a fun and rewarding experience for kids, while providing a powerful learning and cognitive development experience. Sign up for a week or more of mornings, afternoons, or full days. 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with friends and our experienced, fun, high-energy coaches! Lil Kickers Summer Camp 19: Dates: June 3—June 29 and July 8–Aug 3. Half day and full day available as well as before and after care options. Liz Sanchez Stables Horse Camp, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107. Phone: 505-898-1810; Web site: lizsanchezstables.com; Contact: Liz Sanchez. Weekly Trot to the Top Summer Riding Camp sessions–better than ever! Sessions are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, June 3 to Aug 9. Extended hours available for additional fee. Children ages 5-15 come for a week or for the summer! Liz says, “It’s all about kids. They learn to be the best they can be.” Monday is Registration Day. Campers receive T-shirts & water bottles. Thursday is Photo Day. We are starting a Photo CD/Book for ongoing students as a history of their horseriding. Friday is Horse Show & Grooming Contest Day. At lunchtime campers relax in the whirlpool. At week’s end there’s a Graduation Ceremony & certificates are passed out. Quality before/after care available. Kids can give the horses a bubble bath! Group & private riding lessons available year round for all ages. Learn how to care, groom, communicate & ride. English & Western style available. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Visa/Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.” Lobo Aquatics Club, 1 University of New Mexico, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505417-7807; Email: coachdforbes@aol.com; Web site: swimlobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head Coach. A USAS year-round competitive swim program for ages 6 and up. Practices begin at 4pm each day and tryouts are welcome year around. Manzano Day School Summer Discovery 2019, 1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659, x112. Email: lkimbrough@manzanodayschool.org; Web site: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Leanne Kimbrough. Summer Discovery: June 3 – July 12. The Summer Discovery program ignites joy in learning! Manzano Day School’s playful environment stimulates critical and creative thinking in its participants. It is a 6-week program offering experiences with math, reading, cooking, water play, field trips, art, gardening, STEAM, movement and games, and world studies. Summer Discovery is open to all children ages 3 1/2 to 11 years old from the Albuquerque area. Children are guided through exploring, experimenting and problem-solving by highly qualified teachers, providing them with many opportunities to gain confidence and experience success. Classes are small to provide personal attention. Manzano Day

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School’s educational philosophy inspires excitement for self-discovery and the development of life-long learners. The academic focus of our Summer Discovery program is to prepare children for the grade they will be entering for the upcoming school year. The Apple Seeds program introduces the excitement of learning through hands-on activities, movement, daily themes, cooking and exploration. Both 3-Day & 5-Day Programs are offered for the Apple Seeds. These children must be at least 3½ years old and potty-trained by March 31. The Apple Blossoms (entering 1st graders) program inspires critical and creative thinking through thematic problem-solving, hands-on activities, cooking and community service projects. The Red & Green Apples (entering 2nd & 3rd graders) program stimulates self-discovery and logical thinking through experimentation, problem-solving application of knowledge & skills, cooking and community building. The Gala & Cameo Apples (entering 4th & 5th graders) program provides problem-solving experiences that will be used to promote collaboration, communication, critical-thinking skills, creativity, and compassion. Many activities are built around studies of countries around the world! Beforeand after-care available for an additional charge. Mark Kistler’s Fine Arts Summer Camps – over 20 years of teaching and inspiring New Mexico Kids! the creative Joy of Drawing and Art! Ages 6-16. New Mexico Locations: Eastgate Church and School 12120 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87123; Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201. Email: Info@markkistler.com; Web site: MarkKistler.com; Contact: Amanda Fuhrmann, Summer Camp Registrar; Phone: 800-431-6829. America’s Emmy Award Winning PBS/YouTube/AmazonPrime Pop-Art Icon is returning to New Mexico to teach Summer Fine Arts Camps! Mark Kistler is returning with his troup of Amazing Art Teachers. May 27-30 in Roswell and July 8-12 in Albuquerque. Mark Kistler personally teaches daily dynamic drawing in 3-D adventures. From sharks and mermaids, to drawing dinosaurs, space aliens, robots, Ninja Squirrels and so much more! All art supplies are included. Parents and Grandparents are Always Free and welcome to participate. Roswell Class times: 9am-10am ages 6-7, 10:15am-11:15am ages 8-16, 11:30am - 12:30pm ages 8-16, 12:45pm - 1:45pm ages 8-16. Cost: $49 and up. July 8-12 “Full Day Fine Arts Camp” in Albuquerque, For ages 6-16, 9am - 4pm daily. $399, (50% discount code is posted on our Camp Ad in this magazine! Find the code for half off!) All “Full-Day!” Art Campers will have the thrill of experiencing all subjects by nationally recognized artists. Claymation! Advanced Puppetry! Drama! Musical Theater! Drawing! Painting! Pop Art Art! 5 full days of awesome art adventures.


Maxwell Museum of Anthropology Children's Summer Camp, 500 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-2924; Email: amygro@unm.edu; Web site: maxwellmuseum.unm.edu. Contact: Amy Grochowski-Curator of Education. This summer uncover mysteries of the past and discover cultures of the world at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology! The Maxwell offers a unique summer camp program that will keep your child curious and engaged. Led by scholars, experts and artists from the University and New Mexico communities, campers explore the scientific principles of anthropology and archaeology and engage in diverse artistic traditions. All activities take place on the UNM campus at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Hibben Center for Archaeological Research, and the UNM Office of Contract Archaeology. 8 – 12 years old, June 24-28, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, $180/child. A minimum enrollment is needed for the camp to run. Limited spaces are available: min-12, max-16 children. If the camp is cancelled by the museum, a full refund will be given. Advanced registration is required. For more information, a brochure and to register, call 277-2924 or visit our website. Menaul School’s Panther Camp, 301 Menaul Blvd., Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-238-8193; Email: edawson@menaulschool.com; Web site: menaulsummercamp.com; Contact: Emily Dawson-Camp Director. Panther Camp @ Menaul is a Christian summer camp program of Menaul School. Our mission is to provide Albuquerque families an affordable and well-rounded day camp experience. For children entering Grades 1st-6th in the Fall. $225 per week (cost includes lunch, snacks, and field trips) Week-long sessions in June and July Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm, After-care until 5:30pm. NDI New Mexico Summer Dance Camps! at The Hiland, 4800 Central Ave in, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-872-1800; Email: info@ndi-nm.org; Web site: ndinm.org/summer-dance-camps; Contact: Jessie DuBois. 2019 Dance Programs, June & July for Ages 3-18. Early Steps Ages 3-8: Session I – June 3-8. Session II – July 8-12. In Early Steps Dance Camp students explore the elements of dance and the many different ways we move through space and time with energy. Fun choreography, global music, dance techniques and art projects are included in the daily activities. Arts In Motion Ages 9-18: July 15-July 26. Arts in Motion is a two-week full-day Summer Intensive that offers students the opportunity to vigorously train in multiple disciplines of dance technique. Students take classes in ballet, modern, jazz and theater, with a variety of afternoon workshops. National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Camp Invention, multiple locations throughout the state. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: invent.org/camp; Camp Contact: Customer Relations. Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged™, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register. Use promo code PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10). National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Science is Everywhere Camp, 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-245-2137; Email: info@nuclearmuseum.org; Web site: nuclearmuseum.org; Contact: Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education. "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camps for children who are in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten to 7th grade. These themed, week-long camps take place May 28-Aug. 9, and are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. Sessions include "Foodie Science," "STEMinists: Geosciences Edition," “Got Game?" "Movie Magic" and many more! Half-day camps for our youngest campers begin at 8:30am and end at 11am. Parents/guardians can purchase before- and after-care for those needing to drop their camper off at 8am and pick up their camper between 11-11:30am. Full-day camps run 8:30am to 3:30pm. Camp specific activities end at 3:30pm with a transition downtime for the next 30 minutes. The museum offers the option of purchasing before- and after-care beginning at 8am. Activities during morning care are loosely structured. Afternoon childcare, with counselor and camp assistant oversight, from 4-5pm. Late fees apply for campers not picked up by 5pm. The weekly cost for childcare is $25, regardless of use.

Director. Join us as NMYA offers it’s popular summer musical theater workshop and Drama I class for students ages 9—19, June 3—27! The Musical Theater Workshop meets Mon.—Thurs., 1—3:30pm; students will learn acting, singing, and dancing from professional artists and will prepare a program of musical classics ($410). The Drama I class meets Mon.—Thurs., 3:30—5:30pm; students will learn the basics of acting and present a scenes program ($330). Register for both and receive a 20% discount! Painted Iguana Art Classes: Painting Picasso Art, 142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601; Email: paintediguana@gmail.com; Web site: paintediguana.com; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator. Come join our young painting Picassos as a-painting we will 'Van Gogh' again this summer! Fill your home with art done by your kids. The summer program offers customized & encouraging art studio instruction just for kids ages 6-16. They will learn sketching skills, color mixing, brush use, acrylic painting and more. Come for the fun & make new friends. There are four 2-week sessions to choose from each offering a painting & fun theme. Attend once each week for a two hour class. Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday, 1-3pm. All new paintings for Summer 2019. Session I - A Whale of a Tail (weeks June 3 & 10); Session II - The Cat's Meow (weeks June 17 & 24); Session III - Jelly Fish Fun (weeks July 8 & 15); & Session IV - Dino Art (weeks July 22 & 29). Cost: $60 per session. Register for one, some, or all four sessions. Come see why art is truly the adventure that kids never want to end in Painted Iguana Art Classes. Rock 101 NM Music Academy Summer Sessions, 9315 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-203-7391; Email: Rock101nm@gmail.com; Web site: rock101nm.com, Contact: Kevin Herig. Ages: 4-17. Rock 101 NM aims to empower Albuquerque's youth through music. Our Summer Sessions include small group lessons, guest band performances and educational workshops that help gear students up to perform a concert with your very own band! Seasoned musicians and beginners alike can rock out on vocals, guitar, drums, piano, bass and more. Age groups include: 7-11 and 12-17. 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday + Friday concert throughout June, July and early August. Plus, we are now offering one week, mini sessions for 4-6 year olds! Salam Academy Summer Camp, 8015 Mountain Rd. Pl. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-7688; Email: Fedah.Abdelhack@SalamAcademy.org; Web site: continued on page 50

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Cathedral Chorister The Cathedral of St. John is seeking girls and boys (unchanged voices) to become Choristers (7-14 years) and Cherubs (3-7 years). Audition any time before September 1st to be considered for the 2019-2020 season.

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New Mexico School of Music, 136-J Washington St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3474; Email: music@nmschoolofmusic.com; Web site: nmschoolofmusic.com; Contact: Tatiana Vetrinskaya. Ages: 2-18 years. New Mexico School of Music offers exciting music lessons on all instruments and voice. We have music summer camps for children K-12 as well as early childhood programs, Music FunTime and Suzuki Violin, for children 2-6 years old. New Mexico Young Actors’ Summer Theater Workshop, 7001 San Antonio Dr. NE, Ste. M, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-821-8055, Email: info@nmyoungactors.org; Web site: nmyoungactors.org; Contact: Paul Bower, Executive

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SalamAcademy.org; Contact: Administrator-Fedah Mansour Abdelhack. Ages: Kindergarten-8th Grade. Inspiring and creative activities including STEM, art, Legos, coding, fitness, movie production and more. June 3-July 26, MondayFriday, 9am-3pm. $375/month or $500 for two months. Sandia Preparatory School SummerPrep, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-338-3045; Email: summerprep@sandiaprep.org; Web site: summerprep.org; Contact: Andrew O'Cleireachain, SummerPrep Director. SummerPrep runs from June 3 - July 12 for students from any school in grades Pre-K through high school. With many academic, tech, art and sports classes to choose from, students can look forward to learning new skills, crafting talents, and discovering interests with new and old friends alike. Returning favorites include Minecraft, Hogwarts School, Kids Cook, Archery and Weird and Wacky Science. Among the new classes this year are Ninja Force, Bootstrap Algebra, Coding and full theater productions of Frozen Jr. and Lion King Jr. Before and after care programs are available with individualized schedules for each student. View a SummerPrep catalog and register at summerprep.org. Southwest Child Care Early Learning Centers, 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 2626 Texas St NE, 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; Email: cc@swchildcare.com; Web site: swchildcare.com. We serve children ages 6 weeks-12 years; we are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6pm at our Wyoming location, 5am-6:30pm at our Lomas location, and 24 hours 7 days a week at our Uptown location. We are a Licensed, 5-Star, Nationally Accredited program. SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springstonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho–2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs. Stone Age Climbing Gym’s Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys and Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps, 4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505341-2016; Email: Climb@StoneAgeGym.com; Web site: climbstoneage.com; Contact: Alyssa Gammon, Youth Programs Coordinator. Ages 6-13. Experience the adventure of rock climbing at our Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys or Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps this summer! Our low instructor to camper ratio insures that your child will receive personal attention to help them learn the basics of climbing in a fun and supportive setting. Lil’ Lemurs is for kids ages 6 to 8 and costs $239.95. Spider Monkeys is for kids ages 8 to 11 and costs $239.95. Our more advanced Wall Crawlers program is for ages 11 to 13, costs $199.95, and includes a Tram ride and outdoor field trip to the Crest on the final day. Sign up by April 30 to receive our early registration 10% discount. There are four sessions scheduled for our Lil’ Lemurs program. Sessions are two weeks long and run from 9am to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sessions start on June 3, June 17, July 8, and July 22. There are four sessions scheduled for our Spider Monkeys program. All sessions meet for two weeks from 1pm-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sessions start on June 3, June 17, July 8, and July 22. We have three Wall Crawlers camps scheduled for the older kids. Choose from either June 4, July 9, or July 23. These two week programs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4pm for the first 3 sessions with a full day field trip outdoors on the final day from 9am to 4pm. Sunset Mesa Preschool Summer Zone, 2900 Morris St. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-298-7626; Web site: sunset-mesa.com; Contacts: Renee Humphrey or Nicole Maxwell, Preschool Office Assistants. Join the magic and adventure of our Preschool Summer Zone for children ages 2½-6. Exciting full and half day programs, with before and after care available. Enter our "Summer Zone" for preschoolers, with class choices such as: The ABC’s of STEM, Gardening and STEM Adventures, Games Galore, and Around the World in Twenty Days. Preschool Summer Zone runs four weeks, June 3 through June 28, from 9am to 3:30pm. Children enrolled for a full day should bring a morning and afternoon snack, water bottle, lunch, and a drink. The Cathedral of St. John’s Cathedral Chorister & Cherub Program, Address: 318 Silver Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87103. Phone: 505-247-1581, ext. 106; Email: cathedralmusicprogram@gmail.com; Web site: stjohnabq.org; Contact: Maxine Thevenot, Director of Cathedral Music & Organist. Auditions for this one of a kind in the State of New Mexico program take place through the months of June-August by appointment.The Royal School of Church Music is a world-wide Christian charity promoting ‘the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship’. Your child is educated in the English Cathedral style of immersive learning, with expectations that encourage and allow gifted, talented children to excel in the study of 100 years worth of sacred music. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning. Music is the fabric of our society, and music can shape abilities and character. Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety. Children can develop their math and pattern-recognition skills with the help of musical edu-

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cation. Introducing music in the early childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination. Investing in creative education can prepare students for the 21st century workforce. The new economy has created more artistic careers, and these jobs may grow faster than others in the future. These Cathedral Choir ensembles meet September-May, Tuesdays and Sundays. For more information and to set up an appointment for your child email cathedralmusicprogram@gmail.com. Tutor-Me, 5528 Eubank NE, Ste. 6, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-307-4170; Contact: Sandra Akkad, Founder. Web site: mytutorme.com. Tutor-Me is a premier learning center that offers a hands-on approach when helping students. We stimulate & motivate while enriching and helping our students. Tutor-Me provides a safe, conducive, and nurturing environment. We specialize in grades K–12. We offer classes in Math, English, Science, standardized testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and more. We also have classes in Spanish, French and Arabic. We offer a free trial. Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mytutorme. UNM School of Architecture + Planning’s DEW: Design Education Workshop, 2401 Central Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 434-409-0295; Email: quale@unm.edu; Web site: architecture.unm.edu; Contact: John Quale, Chair and Professor of Architecture. The UNM Department of Architecture and the UNM Department of Landscape Architecture are offering two-week design education workshops for high school and middle school students. Participating students will learn about the fundamentals of design – at the scale of architecture, landscape architecture and product design. UNM instructors in the relevant fields will run the DEW workshops. For rising and returning High School Students and Teachers: June 10-21, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, with a lunch break. For rising and returning Middle School Students and Teachers: July 15-26, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, with a lunch break. Fee for Workshops: $250 if registered by April 30, $300 if registered by May 30, $325 if registered by June 9. Fee includes design kits with materials and equipment for the Workshop. Students and Teachers can keep the kit after the workshop is over. Register on the UNM Marketplace: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21597_ustores/web/. YDI Head Start, 518 1st St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-212-7239; Email: eptrucking@aol.com; Web site: ydinm.org; Contact: Ernestine Padilla, Program Director. Youth Development, Inc. (YDI) Early Head Start is now enrolling children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old in Bernalillo, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. YDI provides nutritious meals, snacks, medical and dental screenings, and of course, comprehensive education tailored to your child’s needs! Visit our Web site or call to find out how you can benefit from this great program. Oh! Did I mention that it’s free?!?! Yes!! Free!!! A better life begins with YDI Early Head Start! Before and after care school care is also available. YMCA of Central New Mexico, 4901 Indian School Road NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-595-1515; Email: Lisa.Guida@ymcacnm.org; Website: ymcacnm.org; Contact: Lisa Guida. Full STEAM Ahead! May 28-Aug. 2. K-5th grade. STEM Activities, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Literacy, Field Trips, and More! Summer campsites across the city. $115 Member, $120 Non-Member ($5 Sibling Discount). Weekly themes: May 28 Dream, Inspire, Innovate, Design, Build and Create; June 3 Full STEAM Ahead; June 10 Jedi Training; June 17 Fairytale STEAM; June 24 Toy Construction; July 1 Aqua Adventure; July 8 Art Attack; July 15 Fun and Fitness Week; July 22 Color Explosion; July 29 Minute to Win It. YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Gamers Unite, Grant Middle School, Abq., NM 87110. Phone: 505-595-1515; Email: Lisa.Guida@ymcacnm.org; Website: ymcacnm.org; Contact: Lisa Guida. May 28-Aug. 2. $70/week. The Y is looking for teens to join us for our teen summer program, “Gamers Unite!” Games, arts & crafts, STEM activities, literacy, sports and fitness, music, special guests, and field trips are all designed to support the weekly theme. Curriculum is also centered on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, caring and social responsibility. Weekly themes: May 28 Gamers Unite!; June 3 Ancient Games; June 10 Strategic Games; June 17 Minecraft Adventures; June 24 Game Design Adventures; July 1 Water Week; July 8 Space Invaders; July 15 Game Café; July 22 Get Your Game On – Part 1; July 29 Get Your Game On – Part 2. Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!


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