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By KAY SNYDER Bell Rattle (birth and older) This brightly-colored wooden rattle from Brio is easy for babies to hold and fun for them to jingle. It also is made from 100 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified beech wood from sustainably managed forests, so families can feel good about giving it to baby. $10.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

Bug Jug Fill & Spill (6 months and older) This toy by Melissa & Doug includes four stuffed bugs that squeak, crinkle, rattle and jingle. A machine washable “jug” also is included so babies can “catch” their bugs and then dump them out again. $29.99 at The BioPark Shop in Albuquerque. Button Art (ages 18 months and older) Toddlers develop both artistic and fine motor skills with Button Art by ALEX toys. Children snap different colored buttons into the provided pictures, either by matching the colors or by expressing creativity with different color choices. Set includes 46 buttons, 10 pictures, and a storage tray. $11.99 at amazon.com. Start-Up Circuits (18 months and older) With Start-Up Circuits, there’s no need for families to wait until their child is older to introduce STEM concepts. This toy teaches toddlers to complete a circuit to activate pieces that either spin, whistle or glow. $23 at Explora in Albuquerque.

Topanifarm (18 months and older) These boxes by Djeco seem like traditional nesting boxes, but they have a creative twist: Each box is a “house” for a different farm animal toy. Young children develop motor skills by stacking and nesting and they use their imagination as they create a farm. $21.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe. Good Little Citizens (3 and older) These 5-inch tall stuffed animal “citizens” from eeBoo teach children the value of being a good person even while they play. Six options are available: “Love to Help” monkey, “Work Together” elephant, “Act with Kindness” lion, “Respect Others” bunny, “Lead by Example” fox or “Protect the Earth” bear. Each toy comes with its own clothing and play scene. $14.99 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Hot Wings (3 and older) Like the “wheel”ed versions, these small aircraft toys are replicas of the real thing. Options include different kinds of airplanes, helicopters and spacecraft. Each toy comes with a collector’s card and a connectible runway that can be combined with runways from other Hot Wings toys. $7.75 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Llamanoes (3 and older) In Llamanoes, children are introduced to the game of dominoes with fun llama characters such as “Dolly Llama” and “Llama-naut.” This game is for two to four players, making it a family game that even little ones can play. $12.99 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. continued on page 10

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Pai Storybooks (3 and older) These colorful storybooks use Augmented Reality (AR) technology to make pictures seem to come alive for children. The positive and interactive stories are used with a free app. $14.99 on pai.technology or amazon.com. Jammin’ Gym (4 and older) Shaped like a dumbbell, Jammin’ Gym uses music, lights and fun commands to get kids moving and excited about exercise. Commands include basic moves such as jumping jacks, or kids can be encouraged to “surf” or have a dance party. Developed by a physical trainer, Jammin’ Gym can help develop healthy habits early. $24 at The Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Robot Races (4 and older) Future Coders Robot Races gives children the chance to solve puzzles as a robot. After they decorate their own robot “hat,” children don the hat and use arrow cards with a floor mat to figure out the correct way to solve a puzzle. The difficulty increases with each puzzle. $13.21 on amazon.com.

The Ultimate Fort Builder (4 and older) Children no longer need chairs and couch cushions to build indoor forts. The Ultimate Fort Builder comes with 45 sturdy poles and 25 connector pieces so children can build the fort frame. Afterwards they only need a blanket or sheet to cover it and their fort is ready. This toy also comes with instructions for building different kinds of forts, including a castle and an igloo. It encourages both imaginative play and building skills while leaving the living room furniture in place! $49.99 at amazon.com. Slick Tricks (5 and older) Slick Tricks is like a magic kit with bubbles. Bubble-making tools and an instruction booklet help children perform 16 tricks, including making bubbles dance and forming multiple smaller bubbles inside of one large one. Bubble solution is included. $18.91 on amazon.com.

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Pocket Microscope (6 and older) As the name suggests, children can put this microscope in their pockets and take it with them for spontaneous close-up inspections anywhere they go. With this microscope, bugs, dirt, hair or anything else that interests curious children are magnified 30 times their size. Easy to hold and use. $9.49 at Talin Market in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Rock Tumbler (8 and older) Kids love to collect rocks. With the Rock Tumbler by Discover with Dr. Cool, they can smooth and polish the rocks they collect into shiny gems. This kit also comes with a half-pound of gemstones, polishing grit, five jewelry settings, and a learning guide. $69.99 at Mama’s Minerals in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Chickapig (8 and older) Chickapig is a game like chess or checkers in that players must move pieces across a checkered board – except this game takes place on a “farm” and players have to watch out for hay bales and cow poop. $25.95 on chickapig.com.

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Plasma 360 (preteen and teen) A great gift for any preteen or teen who would like to control bolts of lightning with his or her fingertips! The plasma inside the glass sphere interacts with touch to create an impressive light show. $64 at Explora in Albuquerque.

Dinosaur: A Photicular Book (8 and older) This is more than a book; it’s an experience. The text gives information about eight different dinosaurs while the “pictures” show the dinosaurs moving, eating and fighting using photicular technology. Safari, Polar, Ocean, Jungle and Wild (endangered animals) photicular books also are available. $25.95 on amazon.com. Asteroid Escape (8 and older) In this one-player game, the player must find solutions to puzzles to pilot a spaceship through a dangerous asteroid field. Asteroid Escape includes 60 puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty from easy to expert. $15.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

Hyper Toss (8 and older) Families no longer need to fear children playing with balls in the house. With Hyper Toss, children toss and catch a soft beanbag-type ball in a batteryoperated hand-held device. Children can beat past scores, play memory games or just have fun tossing and catching. And families can rest easy, knowing that the goal of the game is for children to catch the ball safely in the Hyper Toss cups. $14.69 on amazon.com.

Make Your Own Huichol Indian Beaded Lizard (teen) With this art kit, teens can appreciate Native Mexican art while expressing their own creativity. The kit includes a carved lizard to decorate, colorful beads, sticky wax and instructions. $32 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera (teen) Families may remember the days when Polaroid cameras could print out pictures right after taking them. Now instant cameras are back and are even better with technology like automatic exposure measurements and selfie mirrors. Instax Mini 9 cameras come in several different colors: white, green, blue, light blue and pink. Two AA batteries and film are required before use. $56 on amazon.com. Starter sets that include film and a carrying case also are available for $101.25. continued on page 14

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Sculptapalooza (10 and older) Sculptapalooza by Educational Insights is a game like Pictionary, but instead of drawing their clues, players sculpt them from Playfoam. Depending on the category rolled, players might have to sculpt with their eyes closed or use their faces as a canvas. Sculpting mat and Playfoam included. Sculptapalooza is for four or more players. $19.99 on amazon.com.

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Metal Earth Laser Cut Steel Models (14 and older) These kits allow teens to make a small steel model of a plane, ship, fire engine, butterfly, guitar or Dr. Who’s TARDIS…just to name a few. No glue is required for this mini model, making this a fun stocking stuffer. $10 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque.

Unstable Unicorns (14 and older) This isn’t just any card game. This is a game that allows teens to build unicorn armies in order to defeat their family and friends. The first player to build an army of seven unicorns wins, but with magical cards, upgrades and downgrades, it’s a lot harder than it sounds. Note: some cards may be slightly disturbing for younger children. $20 at unstableunicorns.com. Dragons expansion pack also is available for $15. Board Books (babies-preschool) Feelings are difficult to define, especially when you are a toddler. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek is a playful board book that can make it easier for little ones to understand what they are feeling. Toddlers can learn about colors in a unique way in Animal Colors by Christopher Silas Neal. In this book, pairs of different kinds (and colors) of animals get combined into funny made-up animals. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison introduces little ones to inspiring African-American women who have changed the world. Picture Books (3-7) A dinosaur’s struggle with going to school with delicious human children is the humorous story behind We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins. With beautiful and whimsical illustrations, The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin tells about the never-ending love and acceptance of a parent. Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller gives children practical ways to show kindness toward others in their everyday lives. Early Readers (4-8) I’ve Loved You Since Forever by Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb is inspired by the adoption of her baby girl and tells the sweet story of a parent’s love for a child. In Mixed by Arree Chung, children learn an important and age-appropriate lesson about discrimination and unity as three colors, Red, Yellow and Blue, get into an argument about which is the best color of all. All Around Us by Xelena Gonzales is a powerfully beautiful book that celebrates the relationship between a Native American grandfather and his granddaughter as he teaches her about cycles in nature.

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Middle Grade (8-12) Minecraft: the Crash by Tracey Baptiste is a New York Times bestseller about a girl named Bianca who, after a car crash, delves into a virtual-reality version of the Minecraft game to find some solace – but finds she must face her real-life fears while she is there. When 11-year-old Tash comes back from camp in The Key to Everything by Pat Schmatz, she finds her elderly neighbor and friend has disappeared. Schmatz takes readers through powerful emotions as Tash discovers what happened. Furyborn is a fantasy book by Claire Legrand that tells the stories of Rielle Dardenne, who must endure seven trials to prove she is one of the two prophesied queens of Aritas, and of Eliana Ferracora, who lives 1,000 years after Rielle, but whose story is interconnected with hers. Young Adult (12-18) A New York Times bestseller, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a timely book about social injustice and police brutality. When Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl caught between two economic worlds, witnesses a police officer kill her best friend, she is the only one who knows the truth about what happened that night. But speaking up can lead to serious consequences. Called thrilling, creepy and suspenseful by reviewers, #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil is a futuristic novel about Dee Guerrera, a 17-year-old girl who is sent to Alcatraz 2.0 to be executed for killing her stepsister, a crime she didn’t commit. Her death will be watched by anyone who streams the execution live on The Postman app. She will have to prove she’s innocent before it’s too late. In The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, 17year-old Alice is always on the run with her mother, trying to escape the bad luck that started when Alice’s grandmother wrote a book of fairy tales. When her mother goes missing, Alice must team up with Ellery Finch, a fan of Alice’s grandmother, to seek her mother in the fairy tale world her grandmother created.

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar November

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 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@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is Dec 5 for listings in Jan/Feb. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

October Highlights 30-31, Dragon Lights Albuquerque, 6-1opm. Larger than life lantern displays handcrafted by artisans from Zigong, China. Performances, handicrafts, food, beverages and merchandise. $14-$48/$12 ages 5-16/free under 5, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, dragonlightsabq.com, exponm.com. 31, Boo at the BUGarium, 10am-2pm. Boo at the BUGarium celebrates the world of arthropods with special interactive exhibits including: “Worm’s World,” “Spider Station” and “Build-a-Bug Table.” Come in costume for a treat. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden BUGarium, 2601 Central NW, 7682000, cabq.gov. 31, Family Pumpkin Carving Contest, 2:30-4:30pm. Pumpkins and tools for children and parents provided. Staff will judge the winners and hand out prizes. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 31, Mama’s ABQ & Halloween in Old Town. Trick or Treat with Mama’s Minerals; free bag of rocks, fossils and beads. See website for details, Mamas Minerals 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com. 31, Slightly Scary Storytime, 10:30am. Get dressed up in a costume and enjoy some slightly scary stories and a trick or treat parade through the library. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, RR, 891-5013 ext 3032, riorancholibraries.org. 31, Spooky Science at Explora, 3:305pm. Make skeleton hands to take home and ask what time the staff will turn the fountain into a misty cauldron; special activities, kid-friendly costumes welcome. Included with admission, free under age 1 and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 31, Underwater Pumpkin Carving, 23pm. Watch divers in the Shark Tank carve pumpkins; sea turtles snack on bits and curious fish swim through spooky eyes and triangle noses. Included with admission, ABQ Aquarium, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov.

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Arts and Crafts Ongoing, Big Hands, Little Hands, 11am-noon, 1st Sats. Simple crafts perfect for ages 3-6 with help from an adult (every child must have an adult with them throughout the craft); materials provided and registration required. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Chat & Craft, 6:30-7:30pm, Tues. An hour of family conversation and a special craft. All skill levels welcome, supplies provided, registration required. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Crafting for a Cause, 34:30pm, 2nd Thus. Make new friends and create items that will warm the hearts, heads and hands of people in need. Completed items will be donated to local charities; all skill levels are welcome as are yarn donations. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Crafts for Kids, 3:30-4:30pm, 3rd Weds. For ages 6+, registration required, materials provided. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 2916260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Crafty Club for Kids, 10:30am, Mons. Crafts, music and games; all supplies provided; ages 3-8. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Family Art Workshop, 12:30pm, Sats. Families create a work of art inspired by something in the museum; projects change weekly. Included with admission, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Nerdy Crafting for Teens and Tweens, 4pm, 1st Fris. A different craft each month with a nerdy theme like Pokemon Shrinky Dinks, Harry Potter themed mugs or miniature painting for tabletop games; all levels welcome, ages 12-18. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Wacky Wednesdays, 3pm. Crafts, hand-on science, maker activities, shows and games; grades K-6. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Westside Artist Workshop, 1-5:30pm, Weds. Learn and share skills in fiber arts, spinning, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, drawing, embroidery and doll making, among others; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 3, ¡Vamos al Museo! Día de los Muertos, 10:30am-noon. A great morning of art for children of all ages and families of all sizes. $5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 6, Penguin Pillows, 3:30-4:30pm. Make a cuddly penguin pillow to keep; ages 3-

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8, younger ages will require adult assistance; materials provided, limited to 10. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 13, Art Factory, 5-6:30pm. Use imagination to create fun and exciting new projects. Materials provided, students guided through a step-by-step process; registration suggested, 5th-8th grades. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Classes & Workshops Ongoing, Meditation for Kids, 1011:30am, Suns. A lighthearted and fun class where children learn to build inner strength and confidence by developing their good qualities; ages 4-13. $3 per child/free for parents. Kadampa Meditation Center, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293, meditationinnewmexico.org. 1, 8, 15, 29, NaNoWriMo: Come Write-In!, 4-6:45pm. November is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words. Each Write-In session begins with (optional) timed, writing prompt challenges to get creative energy flowing, then continue as a free-write; all ages. Free, Special Events Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abqlibrary.org. 5, 19, 26, NaNoWriMo: Come WriteIn!, 5:30-7:30pm. November is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words. Each Write-In session begins with (optional) timed, writing prompt challenges to get your creative energy flowing, then continue as a free-write; all ages. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, ¡Baile!, 6-8pm, Tues. Family and friends dance class which fosters intergenerational learning, 5-6pm; Rueda de Casino Dance Class (beginning and intermediate), 6-7pm; Rueda de Casino Dance Class (intermediate and advanced), dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla and outside turn. $5-$10 (pay what you can), National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th NW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Contra Dance, 7-10pm, 1st & 3rd Sats; 7pm, lesson; 7:30-10:30pm, dancing. Join the NM Folk Music and Dance Society for a contra dance. $9/$8/free under 12/students ½ price, locations vary, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Elegant English and Contra Dance, 7-9:30pm, 2nd Suns. Live, traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/free under 12/students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Club, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Traditional Native American Dances, noon, 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.

Exhibits

Ongoing, 3rd Thursday at ABQ Museum, 5-8:30pm. Live music and performances, hands-on art activities for kids and adults, select galleries open and food & drink specials. Free from 58:30pm, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. Ongoing, Atomic STEaM Photography Show Exhibit, 9am-5pm starting Nov 3. Experience the all-encompassing world of science, technology, engineering, art and math as interpreted by photographers from around the world. Included with admission, $10-$12, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. Ongoing, Balloon School. A hands-on balloon exhibit for all ages that includes a balloon called “The Grape Adventure,” a flight simulator, a display about Buddy Bombard and the rise of luxury balloon travel and a 24,000 piece puzzle. $3$6/free ages 5 and under, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Free Admission to ABQ Museum. General admission is free 9am-5pm, 1st Weds; 5-8:30pm, 3rd Thus; 9am-1pm every Sun. ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Free Admission to the Balloon Museum, 9am-5pm, 1st Fris & 9am1pm Suns. Explore the history, science, sport and art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight. Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Sculpture Garden. Docents offer guided walks through the garden through Nov; self-guided tour books of the garden are available for checkout at the admissions desk. ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, STEAM Room Makerspace. Get creative with a cardboard construction prototype that allows visitors to explore the intersections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. Ongoing, The Naturalist Center. This is the hands-on educational room in the Natural History Museum where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of NM. Microscopes, native animals, touch specimens and more wait for exploration. Included with admission, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2853, nmnaturalhistory.org. 2, Inpost Artspace Reception: Night Navigation, Artwork by Derek Chan, 5-7pm. Exhibit on display through Dec 1. The paintings and mixed media collages in this exhibit are a poetic response to what Chan perceives as unprecedented shifts occurring in nature; an urgent and chaotic turning point in time. Free, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Fairs & Festivals 3, Día de los Muertos Float Decoration, noon-4pm. Help decorate the float for the next day’s parade. Free, Explora parking lot, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, muertosymarigolds.org. 3, Holly Days Craft Fair, 9am-3pm. More than 80 crafters will be selling a wide variety of handmade products. Raffle baskets, concessions and a bake sale. Free, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, 433-7450. facebook.com/hollydayscraftfair. 4, IsraelFest, noon-3pm. A family festival in the park celebrating Israel with “70 Years of Heart Campaign.” Featuring food trucks including Street Food Institute, bounce castles, Israel “education stations,” music, 24-foot giant slide, dancing and performances by religious school students from across ABQ. Some seating provided, but all are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or towels. Free, North Domingo Baca Park, jewishnewmexico.org. 4, Scandinavian Festival, 10am-4pm. A festival featuring food, Norwegian and Swedish folk art, Scandinavian dance performances and a kids’ craft corner. Free, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 294-5739, facebook.com/ scandiabq. 4, South Valley Día de los Muertos Celebration y Marigold Parade, 2pm. An ancient tradition rooted in Mexico, this celebrates life and honors those who have passed on. Come in your best Calavera attire! Free. Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW, 433-5899, muertosymarigolds.org, newmexico.org. 9-28, Rio Rancho High School Photographers Shelter-Animal Photo Exhibit, 10am-5pm. Having researched the positive impact of shelter-animal photography on adoption rates, RRHS photography students went to Watermelon Mountain Ranch last April hoping to use their talents to change lives forever, including their own. This show features some of the images created on that trip. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 10, 2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro, Veteran’s Day Celebration, 1-4pm. In celebrating the end of WWI, Casa San Ysidro will commemorate the bravery of those that fought in WWI, some of whom are buried within San Ysidro cemetery. The Corrales Historical Society will partner with Casa San Ysidro to provide cemetery tours and information about the graves of these WWI veterans. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Rd, 8983915, cabq.gov. 11, Free Admission, Veteran’s Day, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 9am-5pm. 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137. nuclearmuseum.org. 11, Thanks Veterans!, Free Admission, noon-6pm. For U.S. military veterans and one guest each, in honor of their service. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 11, Holiday Arts, Crafts and Book Fair, 9am-5pm. NM products including food, jewelry, art, soaps, books and pet

items. Bring children to visit the 4-D theater and get photos with Santa Claus and Santa Paws. Free, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 11, Honoring Our Veterans, 10am4pm. Join Pueblo honor guards, dignitaries and speakers on this day dedicated to honoring those who have served their country. Experience the traditional Gourd Dance of the Kiowa people, which features warriors and distinguished leaders. Free for veterans & museum members, or with admission. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 15, ¡Salud y Sabor! Mundo LatinoChef Showdown, 5:30-7:30pm. ¡Salud y Sabor!, a partnership between the Agriculture Network, Street Food Institute and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles and culture. Free, Domenici Education Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 16-18, 5th Annual Pueblo Film Fest, 10am-5pm, Fri & Sat; 10am-4pm, Sun. The only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as films that explore the Pueblo experience. Includes screenings, presentations and discussions with filmmakers. $10 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 24-30, River of Lights, 6-9:30pm. Experience millions of sparkling lights at NM’s largest walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 7646280, riveroflights.org, holdmyticket.com.

riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Knit Clique, 4-6pm, Tues in Nov. A multi-generational knitting club for beginning and experienced knitters grades 5+; hear a good yarn too. Beginners bring US size 7 needles and a skein of 4-ply, 3 oz acrylic yarn. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Playdate, 10:30-11:30am, Thus. Children can connect with other children while having the opportunity to build their social skills and engage in creative and unstructured play with books, toys and music. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-

4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 3pm, 3rd Tues. Improve reading skills by reading aloud to a furry listener. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 10:30am, Mons. Stories, singing, fingerplays and free play in a safe setting; ages 18-36 months and their caregivers (no older siblings). Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, Rio Rancho, 891-5013 ext 3032, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Wacky Wednesdays, 3pm, Weds. Different activity each week: crafts, hands-on science, maker activi-

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Library Events Ongoing, Albuquerque Public Libraries. Albuquerque-area libraries offer several reading and storytelling activities as well as book clubs, lego clubs, arts & crafts among others. Check abqlibrary.org for the full schedule. Ongoing, All Ages Pen Pal Club, 11amnoon, 1st Sats. Write letters to pen pals, and if you don’t know who to write to, a list of pen pal organizations are available so you can make new friends around the corner or across the globe. Learn how to make envelopes, postcards, greeting cards and stationary from scratch; family-friendly, all ages. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Chess Clubs. Albuquerque area libraries offer chess clubs at various times and locations, see abqlibrary.org, placitaslibrary.com and riorancholibraries.org. O √ ngoing, Identify the Instrument, 10am, Tues in Nov. Identify common musical instruments from their pictures, win a $25 gift card to Five Guys Burgers. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013,

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar ties, shows, games and other activities for grades K-6; families welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 891-5013 ext 3032, 755 Loma Colorado, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 1, Escape the Library Outbreak!, 3:30-7:30pm. Dr. Necrosys has unleashed a deadly zombie virus on the populous. Search her lab and solve the puzzles to find the cure. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. 1, 8, 15, 29, Music and Rhyme Discovery Time, 1:30pm. Music, movement, stories, games, hand-on learning and craft activities for ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Music Ongoing, Children’s Radio Hour, 9am, Sats. Stories and music for all ages on KUNM 89.9 FM. Want to join the KUNM Kids Birthday Club? E-mail a request to kunmkids@kunm.org. Ongoing, Creative Youth Music Program, 5-6pm, Mons. Work with musical instruments, music productions on iPads; ages 11-14. Free, Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW, 314-0176, bernco.gov. Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drums Student Lessons, 6-9:30pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 10+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 715-4189, hdpd.org. 6, MarchFourth, 12:30pm. A joy-inducing force of entertainment, a colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock and jazz. Free, North 4th Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, ampconcerts.org. 11, Youth Symphony, 3 & 6pm. $10 Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com. 28, Latif Bolat, noon. Turkish Mystic Sufi scholar and musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey; all ages. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, ampconcerts.org. 28, Latif Bolat, 6pm. Turkish Mystic Sufi scholar and musician Latif Bolat will present music, poetry, Sufi mystic stories and images from the ancient land of Turkey; all ages. Free, Central & Unser, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org, ampconcerts.org.

Open Houses 7, 28, ABQ Christian School, 8:15am. Experience what life at ACS is all about; spend a morning on campus while school is in session and take a guided tour. 7201B Montgomery NE, 872-0777, acsrams.org. 11, Manzano Day School, 2-4pm. Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year: the only ABQ elementary school accredited by the Independent Schools Assoc. of the SW; not-for-profit,

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core values, environmental education, 21st century skills, community service and bus service. Free, 1801 Central NW, 243-6659, manzanodayschool.org. 15, Hope Christian School, 8:30am. Pre K-12th grade: advanced curriculum, non-denominational, athletics beginning in 1st grade, after school programs, award-winning arts program, community service focus, dual credit HS courses. Free, register at HCSNM.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Birding at Bachechi, noon5pm, Suns in Nov. Count the cranes passing overhead as their migration is mapped, learn about what adaptions allow birds to fly. Learn how feathers and hollow bird bones work and make a bird feeder to take home. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 3140420, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Code Club, 4-5:30pm, 4th Thus. Children who love video games can learn useful skills and exercise their minds by learning how to program computers; ages 12-17. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. Titles range from Volcanoes to Beetlejuice to Big Nature. Big Screen. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$5/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory. Ongoing, First Friday Fractals & Fractals Rock!, 6-9pm, 1st Fris. An award-winning full-dome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Fractals Rock! shows are “less talk, more rock;” the shows usually sell out so buy tickets in advance. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Kids STEAM Drop-In, 2:304pm, weekdays. Each week will focus on a different STEAM related activity. No registration required but parent must be present; ages 5-12. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Library Lab, 3:30-4:30pm, 1st Weds. A different activity each month focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); ages 8+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Planetarium Shows, The 55-foot full-dome theater features education and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. Now showing are The Little Star That Could; Earth, Moon & Sun; Incoming! and Black Holes. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$4/free under 3, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Sketch Theater! Imagine, sketch and release an animated charac-

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ter into the world in teamLab’s interactive installation from Japan. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 9-11am, Mons. Explora opens an hour early for caregivers and toddlers 5 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Included with admission/free for members & under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 3, Seasons of Growth, Backyard Farming Series, 9am-noon. Learn about permaculture and native techniques for seasonal growing; registration required. Free, Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW, bernco.gov.

Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service areas all over the country. Other fees, such as camping, are not affected. National Parks Nationwide, nps.gov. 14, How to Use a Telescope, 6pm. A member of the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society will introduce astronomy basics and how to use and borrow one of the library’s telescopes; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 16-17, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learn about ocean animals and their nighttime behaviors; visit the touch pool, play a game, get crafty and watch 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, Math Activity at Explora, 2-4pm. Visitors can try a math activity hosted by 12 MonthsofMath, a project of STEM-NM. Included with admission, $4-$8/free members and under one year, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 26, Coder Dojo, 5:30-7:30pm. Join volunteer coding experts and try a hand at coding; ages 7-17 years old. Bring a laptop or tablet if you are able. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Stage 7, 14, 28, New Maker Lab, 4-5:30pm. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programming and robotics; for 3rd-6th grades. Space is limited, each week registration is open until full. See website for details. $7 per child member/$10 per child non-member, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 8, LEAP Into Science, 4-5pm. This program helps students learn the difference between facts (statements based on evidence) and inferences or opinions (statements that express judgements or ideas) and help them better evaluate what they read, hear and write. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abqlibrary.org. 10, 3D Printing and STEAM Open House, 1-2pm. Explore the wonders of 3D printing and other STEAM activities. All ages, drop-in program, no experience necessary. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 10, International Science Center and Science Museum Day, 2-4pm. A special activity as Explora joins museums and science centers around the world. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 10, Orangutan Awareness Day, 10am2pm. Discover the natural history of orangutans and learn how humans can help them. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 11, National Parks Fee Free Day, 7am-10pm. No entrance fee at National

6-8, 10-11, The Secret Garden, 1011:15am, Tue-Fri (School Shows) 10am; 12:30pm, Fri; 2pm, Sat & Sun. New Mexico Young Actors presents The Secret Garden adapted from the novel by France Hodgson Burnett. $6-$12, KiMo Theater, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 9-18, Alice, an adventure of wonder and wondering, 7pm, Thus, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Sats & Suns; 4:30pm, Suns. Discover that “Anything is possible… anything can be.” A show with classic rock and jazz influences and a dance performance. This performance combines professional and community dancers aged 8-80; all ages. $25-$30, Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 227-8583, keshetarts.org. 10-11, The Secret Garden, 2-3:30pm. Mary Lennox helps to bring a neglected garden back to life and in doing so, magically restores the health of her sickly cousin, Colin. This musical features all children and youth on stage with a live band. $12/$10 ages 12 and under. KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 16, StarStruck, A Cosmic Belly Dance Show, 7-8:45pm. A magical evening among the stars in this theatrical belly dance show. $15/$10 child, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, cabq.gov. 24, Hocus Pocus Magic Show, 3pm. Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world; all ages. $20-$45, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3544, kimotickets.com. 24-25, The Nutcracker, 7pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Kick-off the holiday season with lavish production of the timeless tale of


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Clara and her Nutcracker Prince presented by the professionals of the NM Ballet Company and the NM Philharmonic, conducted by David Felberg. $11-$50/$9 child, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 925-5858, newmexicoballetcompany.com. 30, It’s a Wonderful Life, 7:30pm. A play that celebrates the faith and humanity of the season; all ages. $23/$21/$19 student ages 13-university/$15 ages 12 and under, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 242-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org.

Storytelling Ongoing, Albuquerque area Public Libraries. Albuquerque area libraries offer serveral reading and storytelling activities. Check abqlibrary.org, placitaslibraries.com and riorancholibraries.org for details. Ongoing, Music in the Sky, 12:30 & 1:30pm. Music, stories and art for ages up to 3 and their adults. Free, Balloon Museum, 320 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm, 3rd Sats. Children have the opportunity to read to dogs in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, children not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register upon arrival. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm, 2nd Sats. Children have the opportunity to read to dogs in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, children not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register upon arrival. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Stories in the Sky, 9:30amnoon, Weds. Preschoolers, grades K-1, and parent’s groups are welcome to attend. Free, Balloon Museum, 6201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Story Time!, 10:30am, Thus. Open to all children and families. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 3448139, bkwrks.com. 4, Third Annual Literacy Event, noon-3pm. The NM Museum of Natural History & Science is joining forces with the Rotary Club of ABQ to host this event where visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on literacy-based activities which include story times, puppet shows, science related arts & crafts, family science workshops and free books for children. Today is free admission as it is the 1st Sun, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 7, Spooky Storytime, 11:15am-12:15pm. Spooky storytime with stories, a craft and trick-or-treating around the library. Costumes not required but greatly appreciated. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abqlibrary.org. 20, Turkey Tales Storytime, 10:3011:30am. Tall turkey tales and stories about who or what we’re thankful for. Space limited. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abqlibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support NM, 1st Mons. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more (emotional and social peer support, no medical advice); monthly parent meetings and family activities. Call or check Facebook for location, 414-9377, nmfoodallergy@gmail.com, facebook.com/NMFASO/. Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, Children’s Grief Center of NM. A safe place for families to share their experiences as they grieve. Call for info, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups. Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Foster Parent Information Meeting. Find out what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child through foster and/or adoption. CYFD, 800-4322075, 452-6099. Ongoing, Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc. Meetings. Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 2936380 for details. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and info to breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations, 821-2511/ help line 886-1223, lllnm.org. Ongoing, Mamas & Babies Group. A fun way to meet other families with little ones; join the Facebook group for updates and locations: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 123 Wellesley SE (and other locations like parks). Ongoing, MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Christian group for moms w/kids newborn-5 years. Support, fellowship, learning & sharing with guest speakers, crafts/activities & discussions. Groups throughout ABQ, MOPS.org. Ongoing, NM Breastfeeding Task Force, Greater ABQ Area Chapter, 11am-noon, 4th Tues, followed by Free Breastfeeding Support, noon-1pm. Los Griegos Community Ctr, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, OCD Support Group, Kids and teens can learn more about this misunderstood diagnosis and gain support and information from others with OCD and related disorders. Free, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 350-1849, check Facebook for updates. 20, Family Workshop “Self Care & Mindfulness,” 6-8pm. Families will have the opportunity to participate in meditation, yoga and other self care activities with other families; call to register. Children’s Grief Center, 3001 Trellis NW, 3230478, childrensgrief.org. 24, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group

Potluck, noon-2pm. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Friday Teen Nights, 6:309:30pm, 1st & last Fris. Video games, open gym, game room and music; for ages 1317. Free, Raymond G Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th NW, 468-7800, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Role-Playing Games for Teens, 3:30-5:30pm, 2nd Weds. Test your luck and strategic skills while creating characters and work through imaginary worlds; ages 13-19. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Tween/Teen Night, 610:30pm, Fris. Tweens and teens ages 11-17 can spend Friday nights at the community center and enjoy video games, open gym, cooking and field trips (field trips require extra fee). Free, Los Vecinos Community Center, 4778 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras, 314-0240, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Monthly Teen and Tween Movie Showing, 4:30pm, 2nd Mons. Relax and watch movies at the library. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org.

Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Young Adult Group Meeting, 3rd Weds, 3:30-5pm. Book inspired discussion, snacks and craft; ages 13-18. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. 2, Teen Science Cafe, 5:30-7pm. Informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers and other professionals. Hands-on demos or activities to spark interest in STEM career options. Free admission; snacks, call to confirm location, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 13, Cafe Scientifique, 6-7:30pm. A program created by teens for teens; see cafenm.org for details. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 14, 28, Dungeons and Dragons, 5:307:30pm. Meet players, learn to play, find a new D&D group; for late teens. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Winter Break Camps 19-20 & 21-23, Liz Sanchez Stables Fall Break Camp. For ages 5-14. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com.

For Teachers Ongoing, Flying Bus Program. Free transportation and admission is available for qualifying groups including Title 1 eligible in the metro area to visit and tour the Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE. Email amandamlujan@cabq.gov.

Destiny, 5 Ongoing, Sunday Movies!, 1:303:30pm, Suns. A free movie each week, rated (PG-13). Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Teen Advisory Group, 56pm, 4th Weds. This is a chance for teens to recommend books, magazines, audio books, DVDs and other material; ages 13+. Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Teen Game Night, 5:30-7pm, Thus. Join for a weekly game club. Board games, card games, Nintendo, Wii and other specialty games; no registration required; ages 9-17. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Teen Role-Playing. Get started with the world of role-playing games; test luck and strategic skills, create characters, work your way through imaginary worlds; ages 13-19. Free, see website for dates and times, Cherry Hills

Especially for Parents Ongoing, Adult Art Time, 4th Suns. Join and express creativity: drop in and paint, draw, color or sketch; materials provided. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Adult Zentangle Club, 23pm, 2nd & 4th Sat. The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns; supplies provided. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Kids Night Out, 6-10pm, 1st Fris. This event is meant for children in K-8th grades. Dinner is provided. $10, Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW, 314-0245, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Yoga for Adults, 3-4pm, last 2 Suns. For beginners, class combines gentle yoga postures with meditation. Yoga mats are not required but you may bring your own, no registration; ages 18+. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 1, Science On Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. A sci-

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar ence talk sponsored by UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science. See website for details. O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. 16, Adult Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Live music, exhibit exploration around the theme, “InterArtive: Get Creative!” activities include screen printing, yarnbombing, making pet toys and LED pinmaking, $5-$8/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us.

wish to gain experience in acting. Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 242-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org, auditions@abqlittletheatre.org.

Exhibits 7, Free Explora Admission during Old Town Holiday Stroll, 5-9pm. Free admission, make and take activities, teen science event and gift store discounts. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2448300, explora.us. 9, Sensory-Friendly Hours at Explora, 10am-noon. In partnership with NM Autism Society, Explora offers sensoryfriendly hours for visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit. Included with admission/free for children under one year and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Yoga For Kids, 10-10:45am, 2nd & 4th Sats. An introduction to yoga for ages 5+. Instructor will guide through traditional poses and end sessions with a simple art project. Dress comfortably, no registration, mats available but feel free to bring one. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Classic Movie Night, 5:307:30pm, 3rd Weds. Enjoy a showing of Hollywood films from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Expo NM Flea Market, 7am3pm, Sats & Suns, weather permitting. Discover hidden treasures at the state’s oldest and largest open-air market with more than 1,300 vendors situated on 25 acres. $1, Expo NM Parking Lot, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, exponm.com. Ongoing, Family Movies, multiple ABQ area library locations and times; all ages. Free, see website for full schedule, abqlibrary.org. Ongoing, Meals on Wheels Volunteer Orientation, 3-4:15pm, Weds. Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to help deliver meals to hungry neighbors around ABQ. Free, 5901 Harper NE, 8238064, mow-nm.org. 3, 10, 17, Downtown Growers’ Market, 10am-1pm. More than 50 produce vendors, a variety of artists, live local musicians and community organizations. Free, Robinson Park, Central and 8th, 243-2230, downtowngrowers.org. 4, Corrales Makers Market, 9amnoon, Suns. Outdoor handmade fair that operates alongside the Sunday Growers’ Market. Free, 500 Jones Rd, Corrales, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 4, Third Annual Literacy Event, noon-3pm. Hands-on literacy-based activities which include story times, puppet shows, science related arts & crafts, a family science workshop, community organizations including Explora & public libraries, and complimentary books for children. Free (1st Sun) for NM residents, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 8, 16, Family Game Night, 6pm. A night of board games for all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. losranchosgrowersmarket.com. 15, 3rd Thursday: Spain, 5-8:30pm. Live music, hands-on art activities,

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exhibits open, food and drink specials. Free general admission, $5 exhibit surcharge, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 17-18, Model Train Show, 9am-5pm, Sat; 9am-4pm, Sun. Big operating train layouts, new and used model trains and accessories, free parking. $5/free under 12, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, railsalongtheriogrande.org. 18, Balloon Museum Pod Race 7, 14pm. Pilots fly quad-copter drones through gates and around flags or other obstacles at high speed. The drones they fly are agile and fast, and pilots steer them by wearing first-person-view (FPV) goggles that display a live video image transmitted from the drone itself. Included with admission, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 18, Deadline to Order Luminarias. A NM tradition, order four dozen or more for delivery on Dec 8, or pick up Dec. 15. $9 per dozen, fundraiser for ABQ Youth Symphony Program, aysmusic.org. 21, Friends Around the World, Let’s Go Luna!, 9am. New series starts on KNME 5.1; watch a preview at nmpbs.org.

December See November for More Ongoing Activities

Arts and Crafts 5, 12, 19, Holiday Nature Crafts, 68pm. Come to the River of Lights and make gifts inspired by nature. All craft materials will be provided. Free, ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov.

Auditions 15-16, Shrek The Musical Auditions. Strong need for experienced actors, but also opportunities for beginners who

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Fairs & Festivals 1, Arts Alliance Winter Arts Festival, 9am-4pm. Local artists, writers and craftspeople; local performance talents will be making music all day, food available. Free, Edgewood Elementary School, 171B NM-344, Edgewood. 1-2, 30th Annual Winter Spanish Market. Authentic 400-year-old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork made by NM artists. Art, local music, food and demonstrations. $5, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, spanishcolonial.org. 1-2, Fine Art Craft Show, 10am-4pm. Casa San Ysidro has partnered with the Corrales Historical Society and the Corrales Art Society to host an annual holiday craft show. Free. Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, Corrales, cabq.gov. 2, Community Chanukah Celebration, 9am-3pm. Food, music, shopping and all ages activities. Latkes, sufganiyot, drinks, kosher hot dogs and Chanukah candle lighting. Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE, 883-1818, abqjew.com. 7, Old Town Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll, 6pm. Set the holiday season in motion with entertainment, dining and shopping. Sip hot chocolate and watch as live entertainment fills the plaza in anticipation for the traditional lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree. Free, Old Town Plaza, cabq.gov. 8, ¡Illuminarte!, Luminaria y Farolito, 3pm. Talk and community story-sharing; “Illuminarte” booth, 4pm - make your own luminaria/farolito work of art; 5pm, Pop Fizz and La Fonda del bosque open for dinner. Start of illuminated bicycle parade, 4:30pm; Indoor event: kids’ illumnarte and writing on display, meet and greet young artists, refreshments; Luminaria vs. Farolito Poetry Slam, 7:30pm. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 8, Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration, 5-8pm. Music and an art reception. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 8-9, 5th Annual Holiday Market, 4-

8pm. More than 100 vendors of madefrom-scratch food and quality handmade crafts. Co-presented by the Downtown Growers’ and Rail Yards Market to bring food, art and music together. Kids can enjoy the Children’s Zone, participate in an ornament exchange and give back to the community at the Donation Station. Free, Civic Plaza, 20 1st Plaza Ctr NW, 304-8584, railyardsmarket.org. 15, Explora’s 15th Anniversary, 10am6pm. Activities, souvenir and cake while supplies last; cake cutting at noon. Included with admission, $4-$8/free under one year and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Library Events 8-15, Read with Santa, 10:30am. Wide selection of new and gently used books for all ages, educational toys and puzzles and a helpful staff. Page 1 Books, 5850 Eubank NE Suite B-41, 294-2026, page1book.com. 21, Stories and Crafts with Mrs. Claus, 11am-noon. Join Mrs. Claus for a fun hour of stories, singing and crafts; registration required; ages 3+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 2916260, abqlibrary.org.

Music 2, Junior Orchestra/Prepatory String Orchestra, 3pm. $5, Eldorado High School, 11300 Montgomery NE, aysmusic.org.

Open Houses 5, ABQ Christian School, 8:15am. Experience what life at ACS is all about; spend a morning on campus while school is in session and take a guided tour. 7201-B Montgomery NE, 872-0777, acsrams.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, December Garden Holidays, 9am-4:30pm. Take a break from the seasonal hustle and bustle to relax and enjoy the weather; see the sights of the season. ABQ BioPark Botanical Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7181, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Guided Bird Walks, 910am, 2nd Fris. A free bird checklist will be provided and binoculars will be available to borrow. Limited to 20 people, tours dependent on weather and volunteer schedules. Included with admission, ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 3, 8, Hour of Code, Learn Coding at Explora, 1:30-2:30pm. A global learning project that includes an activity for children and adults, designed to demystify coding. Included with admission, $4$8/free under age one and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 4, International Cheetah Day, 10am2pm. Celebrate cheetahs and learn about their race for survival. Included with


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar admission, ABQ BioPark, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 5, 12, New Maker Lab, 4-5:30pm. Making and tinkering challenges include electronics, computer programming and robotics; for 3rd-6th grades. Space is limited, each week registration is open until full. See website for details. $7 per child member/$10 per child non-member, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 9, Meet a Scientist at Explora, 1-4pm. Drop in and meet local scientists as they share their work with visitors through activities and conversation. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 14, Kadomatsu in Japanese Garden, 1-3pm. An entertaining and educational workshop on creating Kadomatsu in the Cider Barn. Kadomatsu is a Japanese New Year’s tradition of pine and bamboo arrangements. Included with admission, Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 8487112, cabq.gov. 15, LEAP Into Science, Young Investors, 2-3pm. A workshop for ages 6-9; stories of young investors with hands-on experience; registration required. Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org. 16, Math Activity at Explora, 2-4pm. Visitors can try a math activity hosted by 12 MonthsofMath, a project of STEM-NM. Included with admission, $4-$8/free members and under one year, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Sports 15, NM Bowl, noon. Prior to the game will be a fan fest (tailgate) area that will entertain all ages with jumpers, face painting, Santa meet-n-greet, local music and dance. Dreamstyle Stadium, 1414 University SE, golobos.com.

Stage 1, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, 6 & 7:30pm. New Young Actors performance. This play is based on the classic story; featuring only children and youth on stage. $6/$8, North 4th Performing Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, nmyoungactors.org. 1-2, The Nutcracker, 7pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Kick-off the holiday season with lavish production of the timeless tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince presented by the professionals of the NM Ballet Company and the NM Philharmonic, conducted by David Felberg. $11-$50/$9 child, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 925-5858, newmexicoballetcompany.com. 1-2, Baila! Baila! and the NHCC Present Christmas in NM, 2pm Sat & Sun; 7pm, Sat. An annual holiday show which is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in NM. Music, song and dance with traditional SW flair. $32-$20, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 1-24, It’s a Wonderful Life. A play

that celebrates the faith and humanity of the season; all ages. $23/$21/$19 student ages 13-university/$15 ages 12 and under, see website for full schedule, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 242-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 2, Stahlbahm’s Story, 5-7pm. Enjoy holiday treats while the kids create Nutcracker crafts and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends. $20/$15 ages 3-19, Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM, 3035 Menaul NE, 888-1054, brtnm.com. 8-9, Christmas Joy 2018, 1 & 5pm; Sat; 2pm, Sun. The Performers of Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 34th season of this production, with more than 50 classically trained dancers performing classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music. $20$33/$2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC Members, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, theperformers.org, nhccnm.org. 9, Mariachi Christmas, 3pm. Celebrate the 20th anniversary with swirling skirts, vibrant violins and cheery trumpets that set the stage for holiday folk music and dance. $25-$62, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com. 9, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, 3, 7pm. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes, many backdrops and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Kiva Auditorium, ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 800-745-3000, nutcracker.com/buytickets. 14-16, Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, 7pm, Fri, Sat & Sun; 2pm, Sat & Sun. Festival Ballet ABQ is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present this original production. This classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, SW snakes, sheep and sheperdesses, a lively fandango and lavish costumes. $12-$47, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 14-30, Elf the musical, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. Based on the holiday film, this fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Tickets go on sale Nov 14, African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE, 222-0785, aapacnm.org, musicaltheatresw.com. 15-16, 21-24, The Nutcracker, Ballet Repertory Theatre. Celebrating the sights and sounds of the season, Ballet Repertory Theatre presents this holiday tradition with mischievous mice, dancing treats and sparkling snowflakes; all ages. $17-$30, special military pricing on Dec 21, additional $5 charge on Dec 24 which includes attendance to the BRT’s Nutcracker Tea following the performance, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, KiMoTickets.com.

Storytelling 22, Holiday Family Storytime, 10:3011:30am. Enjoy a special reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s The Polar Express, and Rudolfo Anaya’s The Farolitos of Christmas. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abqlibrary.org.

Especially for Parents 4, 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 details. O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. 14, Parents’ Night Out, 6-10pm. Enjoy a night out, or in, while the kids have fun at Explora; dinner, activity included; registration closes noon, Dec 11. See website for fees, details, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.

Support Groups 1, Grief in the Holidays, 9am-noon. Grief in the Holidays is a workshop for grieving families to learn how to prepare for the upcoming holiday season without their loved one. Free, Children’s Grief Center, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. 16, Remembrance Ceremony, 67:30pm. A ceremony to remember and honor your loved one with the Children’s Grief Center Community. The ceremony will include poetry, music and the reading of the names; refreshments to follow; rsvp by calling. Free, Childrens Grief Center, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org.

Winter Break Camps 21-Jan 4, Liz Sanchez Stables Fall Break Camp. For ages 5-14. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com. 21, 26-28, Explora. Spark imagination during school break with science, technology, engineering, art or math exploration; for grades PreK-8. See website for fees and details, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 26-Jan 4, Young Explorers at NM Museum of Natural History and Science, 9am-4pm. Day-long camps for grades K-5, day care option until 5pm. Classes in Grey Matter, Brain Games and The Brain. $85, 1801 Mountain NW, 8412800, naturalhistory.org. 27-28, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Science is everywhere; ages 6-12 will experience the wonders of science in one-day camps that include sessions such as “The Toy Factory,” “Movie Magic” and “Lotions & Potions.” See website for details, members received discounted pricing, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137 ext 103, nuclearmusuem.org. 31, Congregation Albert, 9am-4pm. Art, science, cooking and fun for ages 2-

7. $50/$185, 3800 Louisiana NE, 883-0306, congregationalbert.org.

Just for Teens 7, Teen Science Café, 5:30-7pm. Informal teen-friendly presentations and activities with local scientists, engineers and other professionals. Hands-on demos or activities to spark interest in STEM career options, snacks included. Free, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 14, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, all genres including spoken word artists. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org.

Also of Interest 1-30, River of Lights, 6-9:30pm. Experience millions of sparkling lights at NM’s largest walk-through holiday production with more than 500 glowing light displays and animated sculptures and a synchronized music light show. ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 7646280, riveroflights.org, holdmyticket.com. 1 & 8, Downtown Growers’ Market, 10am-1pm. More than 50 produce vendors, a variety of artists, live local music and community organizations. Robinson Park, Central and 8th, 243-2230, downtowngrowers.org. 22, Family Movie: The Santa Clause,” 2-4pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. PG. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 2916260, abqlibrary.org. 31, Noon Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Explora, 10am-2pm. Family fun with a noontime countdown/balloon drop; museum closes at 2pm. Included with admission, $4-$8/free under age 1 and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us.

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Let’s Read Let’s Read Let’s Read These book reviews were written by Christine Laffler’s 4th and 5th grade students at Manzano Day school.

Everything I Know About You Author: Barbara Dee Publisher: Aladdin Ages: 9-14 Do you like realistic fiction and a bit of mystery? Then this is a chapter book for you! This is a frame story, meaning it’s a story inside of a story. In the beginning, 12-yearold Tally is on a bus and she has a dream. The rest of the book is telling that dream. Tally and her classmates are going on a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C. Tally has to share a room with her worst enemy, Ava. At first she is devas-

tated but then she and her friends decide to play a spy game where they’ll learn all about their roommates on the trip. Tally finds out some pretty weird stuff about Ava. She also finds out that Ava has been spying on her, too! Want to find out what happens to Tally and Ava? Then you should read on. This is a great book. I think this book is especially great for tweens who might not like how they look. This book teaches us not to compare ourselves with others and that everyone has good qualities. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this book an 8. Even my dad said the book was interesting! Brooke H., 9

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Author: Christian Trimmer Illustrator: Jessie Sima Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 This is a great book for kids who love fairy tales. This book is like the story of Snow White but a horse version. Snow Pony has a coat as white as snow and a mane as black as ebony. She gets tricked by an evil horse named “Queenie” and is led deep into the forest. She finds herself in a stable that seven miniature ponies own. Snow Pony becomes friends with the miniature ponies

The Royal Rabbits of London Authors: Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore Illustrator: Kate Hindley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 8-12 This chapter book is all about a young bunny named Shylo. He sneaks away from his chores to visit old tattered Horatio, who tells Shylo stories about the Royal Rabbits of London. Surprised, Shylo learns that this secret society is real, and that some “Ratzis” (rats that want to humiliate all rabbits) are planning to royally embarrass the Queen! Shylo must stop them, but how? I liked this book a lot. It has both scary and exciting parts. I think readers will like the suspense and the humor. If you want to find out if Shylo stops the Ratzis or not, then read this book! Amelia P., 10

but she misses home and wants to return. Snow Pony decides to take the ponies with her. So they set out into the big forest. Along the way, Snow Pony and her friends see mysterious shadows and they’re very afraid. I think Christian Trimmer is a great author. He is very creative because he turned the fairy tale of Snow White into Snow Pony and made it believable. The illustrator, Jessie Sima, has an amazing hand for drawing. I especially liked the picture in which Snow Pony first discovers the stable. Sima made the lights and stars look like they were really glowing. I recommend this book to people who like fairytales with a twist! Livia T., 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 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@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is Dec 5 for listings in Jan/Feb. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

October Highlights 31, Community Day at the Garden, 10am-5pm. Free admission for NM residents and students (please bring ID). The garden will be decorated for halloween; first 50 visitors decorate a mini pumpkin. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

November Arts & Crafts Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm, 1st Fris. Create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission/ free to NM residents with ID and under 18, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 2, Fab Lab Pop-Up Furniture & Jewelry @ Molecule, 5-7pm. The show highlights digital fabrication using CAD design, 3D Printing, CNC machining and laser cutting (the show will be on display through Nov 30). Free, Molecule Design, 1226 Flagman Way, 989-9806, molecule-design.com. 2, 9, 16, Fine Art Friday, 2:30-4:30pm. Explore a variety of artistic processes during Open Art Studio. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359 ext 115, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 9, Friday Afternoon Art: Monotype Printing, 2:30pm. Family program, all adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828. santafelibrary.org. 15, School Age Craft, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 create with craft sticks. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 17, Family Program: Photo Collage Art, 9:30-11:30am. A morning of imagination; create photo collages. Vintage photos and magazines will be provided, all are invited to bring some of their own. Children ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn and create. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson,

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946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 17, Tiny Book Making Class, 1pm. All ages of crafty, and crafty wannabes, are welcome in this hands-on class; materials supplied. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 20, School Age Craft, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 create with craft sticks. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828. santafelibrary.org. 21, School Age Craft, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 create with craft sticks. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 9556781, santafelibrary.org.

dents and students (please bring ID). Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Music 9, Performance Santa Fe presents Veronica Swift, 7:30pm. Still in her early 20s, Swift is equally comfortable singing bebop, swing, tunes from the Great American Songbook and beyond; she performed at the Telluride Jazz Festival at age 10 and headlined there two years ago, moves effortlessly from soulful ballads to her skimming scat. $14.50$110, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org.

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Ongoing, Contra Dances, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sats. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band and dancing. $8 members/$9 non-members/½ off students w/ID. Locations vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Free Children’s Outreach Flamenco Class, 4:30-5:30pm, MonsThus. A flamenco dance and percussion class for ages 6-12. Free, El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace, 209-1302, entreflamenco.com.

2, Rio Grande School Admission Open House, 8:30am. This open house features a brief welcome from Head of School Nigel Taplin, a student music and drama performance, speeches from three 6th graders and a tour of the campus with current parents to engage with educators and students. Enrolling approximately 168 students, ages 3 through grade 6, the school has a mission to challenge each child’s intellect, inspire each child’s imagination and nurture each child’s desire to learn. Free, Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, 983-1621, riograndeschool.org. 3, Little Earth School, 10:30am - noon. Parents are invited to visit classrooms and meet teachers. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum which includes art, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural studies and emphasizes respect for self and others. Free, 321 W. Zia Road, 988-1968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 10, Fayette Street Academy, 11am-1pm. Families are welcome to join us for activity demonstrations and classroom visits. Check our websit at fayettestreetacademy.org for a schedule and more information. 830 Fayette St., 505 982-3396.

Exhibits Ongoing, Designs That Defined the Museum of New Mexico. This exhibit presents a look back at more than a century of changing exhibition designs in the historic state museum system. NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 505-4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Ongoing, Last Friday Artwalk, 57pm, last Fris. Visit the Railyards Arts District with multiple galleries and contemporary art. Free, Railyards Arts District, 544 S. Guadalupe, railyardsantafe.com. Ongoing, Second Sundays, 10am-8pm. As a show of appreciation for New Mexicans, entry fees are discounted; all ages. $8.50/$11/$12, Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Circle, 780-4458, meowwolf.com. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yours, 46:30pm, Thus in Nov. The museum thanks Santa Fe and NM with free admission for children under the age of 16. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. The Santa Fe Children’s Museum opens an hour early with a special exploration, activities and storytime for toddler-focused exploration. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Youth Gallery, Mentored by adult artists, the artists of the Youth Market carry the traditional art forms into the future. These youth create silver jewelry, colorful textiles, tin frames, bultos, retablos and more. Also featured is the video, Nine Hispanic Artists, that shows contemporary artists demonstrating the creation of each of the traditional art forms found in Spanish Market. Spanish Colonial Arts, 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. 23, Community Day at the Garden, 11am-3pm. Free admission for NM resi-

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Fairs & Festivals 10, BAG Art Flea Market, 10am-2pm. Annual multi-vendor arts market featuring supplies for mixed media, assemblage and collage, handmade books and journals, specialty papers, antique books and prints, ephemera and gifts. Free, Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, 110 Washington, 660-9942, santafebag.org. 11, MIAC Annual Veterans Day Event, 11am-12:30pm. Invocation, National Anthem, reading of Veterans Day Proclamation, Santo Domingo Color Guard, Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School dance group and a screening of Defending the Fire. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, indianartsandculture.org. 17-18, Española Valley Fall Fiber Fiesta 2018, 9am-5pm. Visitors can browse, buy artwork and participate in demonstrations of various fiber arts techniques; family-friendly. Free, Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 747-3577, evfac.org. 30, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. Trash Fashion & Costume Contest: 7pm. $5 Fri/ free Sat & Sun, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 603-0558, recyclesantafe.org.

Library Events Ongoing, All Ages Chess, 3pm, Fris. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Children’s Chess Club, 5:45-7:45pm, Weds. Drop in at any time to join other kids and play against volunteers who provide short lectures and a few tournaments; a nice mix of quiet thought and roaring laughter. Free, Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Daily Animal Feedings. The animals kept here are cold blooded which means they do not need to eat as often as warm blooded creatures and most do not eat every day, but a group of animals is fed every day at this popular event. $7$4/free ages two and under. Harrell House Bug Museum, 542 N. Guadalupe, 695-8569, harrellhouse.com. Ongoing, Docent-led tours of the Historic Randall Davey House and Studio, 2pm, Fris. Take a trip back in time on this tour. $5, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, 983-4609, nm.audubon.org. Ongoing, Free Guided Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats. A naturalist will lead a walk around the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary, and Audubon Important Bird Area’ binoculars can be provided, dress appropriately; all ages. Free, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, 983-4609, nm.audubon.org. Ongoing, Meet Cornelius, 3-4pm, Suns. Say “Hi” to the museum’s corn snake, Cor-


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar nelius. Watch him eat his weekly dinner; please be aware that Cornelius will not be able to come out when he is shedding or not feeling well. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Model Trains, 11am-1pm, Sats. Be the conductor of the “O Scale” model trains; control their speed, pick up passengers, move cargo, decorate the trains and build anything you can imagine. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Science Saturdays, 1-3pm, Sats. Scientists and STEM instructors visit the museum to conduct experiments, explorations and demonstrations. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

1, 8, 15, 22, Seeds and Sprouts Junior Gardener Program, 4:30-5:30pm, Thus. Children can participate in hands-on gardening and nature-themed activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Garden Sprouts PreK Activities, 10am. Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver can join an outdoor classroom; listen to a story and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 4, Making History, 1:30-3:30pm. Meet some amazing robots and learn how computer codes control their motions. Participants will learn how to work with computer programs to direct the robots along a course. Included with admission, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 8, 13, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 9, Planetarium Night, 6-7:30pm. Enjoy fun space-themed activities and take a trip in Stargazer. Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, National Parks Fee Free Day, 7am-10pm. No entrance fee at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service areas all over the coun-

try. Other fees, such as camping, are not affected. National Parks Nationwide, nps.gov. 13, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 14, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 9556781, santafelibrary.org.

Stage 9-11 & 16-18, Newsies, The Broadway Musical, 7pm, Fris; 2pm, Sats & Suns. Based on the 1992 movies, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score and features classic songs like “Santa Fe,” “Carrying the Banner” and “Seize the Day.” $12/$10/$8 ages 12 and under, James A. Little Theatre, 1060 Cerrillos, 982-3327,

pandemoinumprod.org. 23-25, Lensic Presents Wise Fool NM’s Circus Luminous, 7pm, Fri; 2 & 7pm, Sat; 4pm, Sun. Acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians never fail to delight with daring, yet graceful, feats of wonder, visual splendor and poignant humor; all ages. $12-$45, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco, 9881234, lensic.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, After School Reading Club, 3pm. For grades K-3, meetings include listening to stories, games, crafts and activities intended to encourage reading and using the library. Spaces limited, registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 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 the full schedules. Ongoing, Spanish/Bilingual Books and Babies, 1pm, Tues through Dec 19. A program for 6 months-2 years and their caregivers. Books, songs and finger games in caregivers’ laps. Free, La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Spanish/Bilingual Books and Babies, 10:30am, Weds through Dec 19. A program for 6 months-2 years and

their caregivers. Books, songs and finger games in caregivers’ laps. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 9556781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Spanish/Bilingual Books and Babies, 4pm, Weds through Dec 19. For 6 months-2 years & their caregivers. Books, songs & finger games in caregivers laps. Free, Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe, 6pm. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Call for details. Free, 1600 Lena Street, Building C, 466-3839, asgsf.org. Ongoing, Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and those wanting to learn more (emotional and social peer support, no medical advice); monthly parent meetings and family activities in ABQ with occasional meetings in Santa Fe. Call for more information, 414-9377, or on Facebook at NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held, epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. The first hour is social time which includes dinner; the 2nd hour child care available, adult group discussion, speakers, discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. 1911 5th, suite 100, RSVP and check for updates by calling 703-864-5789, lascumbres-NM.org. Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting. 2nd Thursdays, 1pm. All mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Call for details, free, Indigo Baby, 185 Paseo De Peralta, 466-2738, llli.org. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group. Meetings for families, friends and caregivers. Always open to new members. Dragonstone Building, 313 Camino Alire, room 307, 395-6204, namisantafe.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Chapter of the NM Autism Society, 6:30-8pm, 3rd Fris. Holy Family Episcopal Church, OA Bisbee Court, 424-0095, holyfamilysantafe.org.

Just For Teens 7, Career Talks for Teens, 4:30pm. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 9554862, santafelibrary.org.

Especially for Parents 6, 13, 20, Happy Healthy Kids Webinar with Ian White. Key issues a child may face at each stage of growth are

described alongside easy-to-implement solutions; includes bonuses and downloadable ebook. Topics include The New Generation of Children, Understanding Children Through Numerology, Bullying, Peer Pressure, Developing Social Skills; includes open forum and question time. $150, i-rama.com/happy-healthykids.webinar. 30, Parents’ Night Out, 6-9pm. Drop off the littles ones for an evening of facilitated fun; ages 6-12. $25/child, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Demo Days!, 11am-noon, Sats. Stop by for a demo of different toys each week, free giveaways while supplies last. Free, TOYOPOLIS, 150 Washington, 9885422, toyopolissantafe.com. Ongoing, Jewish Kids Club, 3:305:15pm, Weds. Give your child a fun and exciting Jewish experience with a chance to learn Hebrew, Jewish songs, art, cooking and Krav Maga. Free, Santa Fe Jewish Center, 230 West Manhattan, 983-2000, santafejcc.com/kidsclub. Ongoing, Ghostwalker, 5:30pm, Tues, Fris & Sats, from Hilton Santa Fe; 5:45pm from Eldorado Hotel. Take a journey back in time where you'll hear the legendary folk tales of the Pueblos, Spanish and Wild West; bring a camera as "ghostly" sightings have been reported. $15, 986-8388, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Historical Downtown Walking Tours, Mons-Sats through Oct. 15 (except on Sats when large events are held on the plaza) 10:15am-12:15pm. Learn about the history of Santa Fe from a museum-trained guide. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance. $10/free 16 & under with an adult, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Ongoing, Kid-Friendly Canyon Road Tour, Thus-Sats by Request. For families with children ages 5-9 (older children would enjoy the standard Canyon Road Tour and those with younger children can request a special tour). Visit three Canyon Road Galleries and take part in closelooking activities, meet an artist and explore materials. $25+tax/$15+tax children, $75 minimum. Art House, 231 Delgado, 985-5298, santafearttours.com. Ongoing, Railyard Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. This market represents a wide array of NM artists and craftspeople. Free, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Pavillion, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Santa Fe Artists Market, 8am-1pm, Sats. Fine art and crafts from local juried artists. Free, The Railyards, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098, north of the water tower; santafeartistsmarket.com. Ongoing, Saturday Farmers’ Market, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard with veggies, meats, crafts and body care products among many others. Free, Railyards, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 3, Meet and Greet: The Greyhounds,

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 9am-1pm. Meet greyhounds through the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. Free, Railyard Park Community Room, santafe.com. 6, 13, 20, Tuesday Market, 7am-1pm, Tues. Load up on farm fresh goodies, enjoy music and food. Free, Railyards, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 10, Annual Book Arts Flea Market, 10am-2pm. The Palace Press and the Santa Fe Books Art Group hold their annual sale of art supplies and tools to make art, display art or be inspired to make art. NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 10, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, 11am-3pm. Celebrate shopping with your local toy store by receiving free toy projects for anyone who stops by today. Free, TOYOPOLIS, 150 Washington, 988-5422, toyopolissantafe.com. 13, Market Fresh Cooking, 9:3011:30am. Learn from the best; extension nutrition educators and Santa Fe chefs lead informal, on-site cooking demonstration and will teach tips, tricks and simple recipes using local ingredients. Santa Fe Railyard, FarmersMarketInstitute.org. 16, Family Movie Night, 7pm. PG rated films, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org.

1, Audition Workshop, noon. Explaining an audition day, following an open house for the school. NM School for the Arts, 275 E Alameda, nmschoolforthearts.org/attend.

when public schools are closed. Swimming, ice skating, court sports and games, arts & crafts, social and board games. Parents provide lunch and snacks or money for cafe. $45 per camp, per child, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd, 955-4000, chavezcenter.com.

Exhibits

Fairs & Festivals

Classes and Workshops

7, Community Day at the Garden, 11am-3pm. Free admission for NM residents and students (please bring ID). National “Letter Writing Day,” Bring the tots and write a letter to Grandma or Santa. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

December See November for More Ongoing Activities

Music

Arts & Crafts 1-2, Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale, 3pm. Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Free, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 12, Holiday Ornament Workshop, 10am-2pm. Stop in during these hours to use micaceous and polymer clay to create ornaments; all ages, please make an ornament for the museum’s tree. Free, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, indianartsandculture.org. 15, Family Program: Ornaments, 9:30-11:30am. A morning of ornament making inspired by the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe. Children ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn and create. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 15, IAIA Holiday Art Market, 9am4pm. IAIA Campus, iaia.edu. 27, Holiday Family Fun Program, 14pm Drop in to create personalized holiday crafts. Ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create and have fun. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

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8, Holiday Concert, 1-2:30pm. Performance by the High Desert Harp Ensemble. Free, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 9, Santa Fe Symphony presents Christmas Treasures, 4pm. Led by Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa, and featuring a special side-by-side performance with The Santa Fe Youth Symphony; all ages. $22-$88, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org.

Winter Break Camps 17-21, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 9am-3:30pm. Return of Artbots Camp, a week-long day camp merging art and science where attendees can create a robot that draws; before and after care available for additional $10 each. $265, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 26-28, One-Day Camps, 9am-3:30pm. For ages 6-12. Before and after care available for additional $10 each. $60/day, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 7:30am-5:30pm. School closure day camps are offered throughout the year

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1, Santa Fe Waldorf School’s 32nd Annual Holiday Faire, 10am-3pm. Enjoy craft projects, children’s games, artisan market, puppet shows, candle dipping, outdoor gear swap, music and dance among others. Free admission and parking, Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6431, santafewaldorf.org/holiday-faire/. 1-2, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. Kids can make and take art; an activity to create a recycled work of art to take home. $5 Fri/ free Sat & Sun, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 603-0558, recyclesantafe.org. 7, Christmas at the Palace, 5:30-8pm. Santa Fe’s Christmas at the Palace brings the community together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music and a chance to operate an antique printing press. Free, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 9, Las Posadas, 5:30-7pm. The annual candle-lit procession of Las Posadas travels around the Santa Fe Plaza and concludes in the Palace Courtyard. This Hispanic tradition, celebrated around the world, recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to Baby Jesus. Carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 14-31, GLOW Cosmic Nights. Live music, festive beverages, children’s activities, meet Santa, holiday light display open nightly. $10 non-member/$8 member/Free ages 12 and under. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 15, Santa’s Village, 10am-3pm. Book walk, mini train rides, holiday movie, face painting, caricature artist, children’s museum, victorian carolers and Meow Wolf. Santa Fe Railyard, riometro.org. 15-16, SWAIA 11th Annual Winter Indian Market, 9am-5pm, Sat; 10am-3pm, Sun. The hotel will be adorned in worldclass paintings and mixed media, traditional and contemporary jewelry, pottery, weaving and sculpture. La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E San Francisco, 995-2377. 21, Winter Solstice, 6-8pm. Enjoy the magic of a farolito labyrinth amongst the cozy smell of bonfires nearby. Roast S’mores and spend time with loved ones. $3/$5, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Open Houses 1, NM School for the Arts, 10am. Calling all your artists: dance, music, visual arts and theatre, winter open house; followed by an audition workshop at noon. Free, NM School for the Arts, 275 E Alameda, nmschoolforthearts.org. 16, Holiday Open House, noon-4pm. The Holiday Open House is a roundrobin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus and other activities including “Make Your Own Stick Puppet.” NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org.

Science & Nature 12, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 9556781, santafelibrary.org. 13, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 13, Science After School, 3:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

Stage 1, Mariachi Christmas, 7pm. A performance filled with holiday music with Mariachi performers and singers accompanied with Folkorico dancers; all ages. $20-$40, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org. 4, Lensic Presents the TEN Tenors: Home for the Holidays, 7:30pm. Australia’s rock stars of the opera celebrate the season with a selection of traditional and contemporary favorites, from “Joy to the World” and “Amazing Grace” to “Feliz Navidad” and “Winter Wonderland.” $39$65, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org. 15, 16, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker, 2 & 7:30pm, Sat; 1 & 5pm, Sun. Embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy the magic of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s The Nutcracker; a whimsical interpretation of a seasonal classic for all ages. Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, AspenSantaFeBallet.com.

Storytelling & Books 30, Young Adult Bookclub, 4-5:30pm, last Suns. For teens ages 14-18, this month’s book is City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson. Book club participants receive a 15% discount when purchasing the book from Collected Works. Free, 202, Galisteo, 988-4226, collectedworksbookstore.com.

Also of Interest 16, Polar Express, 2-4pm. A storytime featuring a bilingual reading of the holiday book The Polar Express, complete with warm beverages. Included with


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 21, Winter Solstice, 5-8pm. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 24, Christmas Eve Canyon Road Farolito Walk, 6-9pm. A celebrated SF tradition. Stroll Canyon Road by the light of the farolitos; caroling, cocoa and comradery. Free, Canyon Road, santafe.com. 31, GLOW Cosmic Nights Kids New Year’s Eve Party, 5-8pm. Midnight celebrated at 7pm, New Year’s themed children’s activities, flower petal drop and live music. $10 non-member/$8 member/Free ages 12 and under. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 31, A City Different New Year’s Eve on the Plaza, 9pm-12:15am. Festivities begin with heaters & piñon bonfires lining the Plaza; local musicians and Al Hurricane Jr will fill the bandstand and Kiwanis Club of SF provides hot chocolate & biscochitos, along with a memorial banner to write down hopes & dreams for a Prospero Año Nuevo. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafe.org/NYE.

Elsewhere in the Region Pueblo Feast Days And Other Events Full Schedule: indianpueblo.org/ 19-pueblos/feast-days. Nov 12, San Diego Feast Day, Tesuque & Jemez Pueblos, Annual Feast Day, Various Dances. Jemez, 575-834-7235, jemezpueblo.com. Nov 22, Zuni Pueblo, Christmas Light Parade, call ahead to confirm. Zuni, 782-7238. ashiwi.org. Thanksgiving Weekend, Sky City Annual Indian Arts & Crafts Show & Auction; call ahead to confirm. Dec 11, Pojoaque Pueblo: Vespers, Procession & Dances, 6pm. Call ahead to confirm. Pojoaque, 455-5041, pojoaque.org. Dec 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day: Pojoaque Pueblo, Annual Feast Day. Mass, 1oam, dances, Jemez Pueblo: Matachines Dances. Pojoaque, 455-5041, pojoaque.org; Jemez, 575-834-7235, jemezpueblo.com. Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebration: Dances at most pueblos. Acoma Pueblo: Luminarias on display from Scenic View Point to Acoma “Sky City;” Laguna Pueblo: St. Joseph Mission, Old Laguna, Various dances after 10pm Mass; Nambe Pueblo: Buffalo Dances after Mass; Ohkay Owingeh: Matachines Dances & Pine Torch Procession; Picuris Pueblo: Sundown Torchlight Procession of the

Virgin Vespers, Mass Procession; Matachines & various dances before & after Mass; San Felipe Pueblo: Dances after Midnight Mass; Taos Pueblo: Sundown Procession & Bonfire; Tesuque Pueblo: Dances after Midnight Mass; please call other Pueblos directly for information. Dec 25, Christmas Day: Dances at most Pueblos. Ohkay Owingeh: Various Dances; Picuris Pueblo: Christmas Celebration with Matachines Dances; Santa Ana Pueblo: Buffalo & Various Dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo: Various Dances; Tesuque Pueblo: Various Dances; Taos Pueblo: Various Dances; Zia Pueblo: Various Dances; Please call other Pueblos directly for information. Dec 25-27, Laguna Pueblo: Old Laguna Village, 10am Mass followed by Harvest Dance. 552-6654, lagunapueblo-nsn.gov. Dec 26, Ohkay Owingeh: Turtle Dance, Ohkay Owningeh, 852-4400. Dec 26-28, Christmas Dances at most Pueblos: contact each Pueblo directly for more information. Dec 28, Santo Domingo Pueblo: Corn Dance, 465-2214, santodomingotribe.org. Dec 28, Holy Innocents Day: Picuris Pueblo, Children’s Dances. 575-587-2519, picurispueblo.org.

ANGEL FIRE Dec 24, Christmas Eve. Ski & snowboard with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Christmas Eve dinners, photos with Santa and Torchlight Parade and Fireworks. Free, Angel Fire Resort, 10 Miller Lane, 800.633.7463, angelfireresort.com. Dec 31, New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, 6-7pm. Free, Angel Fire Resort, 10 Miller Lane, 800.633.7463, angelfireresort.com.

BELEN Nov 24-Dec 30, Bugg Lights Festival, 5-9pm every day. Opening night, take the train during this holiday tradition that features over 300,000 lights, vintage and homemade holiday decorations, over 100 Christmas trees, nativity scenes, food, crafts, music and more family festivities. Admission free, donations welcome. riometro.org; belen-nm.gov/the-bugglights.aspx.

DURANGO, COLO.

will be decorated with hundreds of traditional farolitos. The evening's events will include Native American flute music and Native American dancers performing between two bonfires (luminarias). The combination of the lights with the pure beauty of the ruins nestled into the gorgeous Jemez Valley canyon walls makes for a magical setting; all ages. Jemez Historic Site, 18160 NM Jemez Springs, 575829-3530, ampconcerts.org.

LOS ALAMOS Ongoing, Family Night Sponsored by Kiwanis Club, 6-7pm, 2nd Tues. Nature themed games, activities, experiments or crafts; recommended ages 4-10, adults requested to stay and join. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting, 3rd Tues, 6pm. All mothers and mothersto-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Free, Unitarian Church, Classroom 2, 1738 North Sage Loop, 4120862, llli.org. Ongoing, Mondays, Nature Playtime, 10-11am. Join local families for fun, hands-on activities, hikes and stories in nature. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon, 662-0460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, Youth Resiliency Committee Meeting, 9:30-11am, 2nd Mons. This committee hopes to reduce stress and depression in the community. The goal is to provide education and resources. This effort is geared for all ages, and meetings are open to the public. Los Alamos Teen Center, 475 29th, 695-7415, laymca.org. Nov 2, November Night Sky, 7pm. Join for an interactive tour of the heavens that will highlight the planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. $6/$4 child, Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, 2600 Canyon Road, 6620460, peecnature.org. Nov 10, Feature Film: Exploding Universe, 2-2:45pm. This film explores a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide and protons give birth to life as we know it today; not recommended for children under 4. $6/$4 adult, Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org. Dec 20, Teen Advisory Group, 3:455pm. Middle school and high school

youth can see and checkout new teen books. Free books from the YS stash. Youth Services, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, 662-8250, losalamosnm.us.

TAOS Ongoing, Taos Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 1st Wed, 5:30-7:30pm. The first hour is social time which includes, dinner; the 2nd hour child care, adults group discussion, speakers, discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. Enos Garcia Elementary School, 305 Don Fernando, RSVP and check for updates by calling 703-864-5789, lascumbres-NM.org. Nov 22, 24-25, CAV Annual Yuletide Arts and Crafts Fair, 11am-4pm. The 35th annual fair features local sculpture, paintings, food, textiles, jewelry and pottery. Sagebrush Inn & Suites, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, 575-758-2254, taos.org. Nov 30, Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting, 4-6pm. The holiday season kicks off with the lighting of the Town Christmas tree. Local entertainment, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Mr. Grinch, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Taos Plaza, 575-751-2037, taos.org. Dec 1, 21st Annual Holiday Fiesta, 11am-3pm. Activities for children, face painting, glower fairies, wish tree, free pictures with Santa Claus, retablo painting, Christmas card making, Ojo de Dios ornament making. Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, El Prado, 575-758-2462, taos.org, millicentrogers.org. Dec 8, Santa Paws, noon-4pm. Santa Paws is a benefit for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Santa will find out what your pet wants for Christmas, and pose for a photo with your pet. Pets available for adoption will also be present. And there will be hot beverages and snacks, NM food buffet, smorgasbord of s’mores, farolitos, music, deals, drawings, bonfires. John Dunn and Bent Street Shops, 120-124, Bent Street, johndunnshops.com. Dec 24, Christmas Eve Torchlight Parades, 6pm. Watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares as their only means of light. All the area ski resorts – Taos Ski Valley, Angel Fire, Sipapu, Enchanted Forest, and Red River – have torchlight parades and fireworks during the holiday season. taos.org.

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Nov 16-Jan 3, The Polar Express Train Rides. Based on the award-winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, the story of a child's Christmas Eve journey comes alive onboard The Polar Express. All ages can enjoy the experience, warmth and fun of the Christmas season on a special trip to the North Pole. Durango Train Depot, 479 Main Ave, 888872-4607, durangotrain.com.

JEMEZ Dec 8, Light Among the Ruins, 510pm. The ruins of Gisewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church

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State Supported S S d Ch Charter S Schools h ols l A District Report Card is a comprehensive annual report of a school’s achievement, accountability, teacher qualifications, and post-secondary success. This District Report Card is a compilation of the DRCs for 6 State-supported Charter Schools in New Mexico. The information in this report is based on data from the 2015-2016 school year.

You will find…. Ÿ School Grades

Ÿ Budgeted Expenditures

Ÿ Graduation Rates

Ÿ Teacher Credentials

Ÿ Attendance Rates

Ÿ Post-Secondary

Achievement

Ÿ Achievement Data Ÿ School Board Mem-

Ÿ Quality of Education

ber Training

Parent Survey Results

What is a Charter School? Charter schools, while operating independent of a school district, are public schools. Just like traditional public schools, charter schools are funded by local, state and federal tax dollars based on student enrollment. They are free, do not have special entrance requirements and do not charge tuition. Charter schools are not religious and cannot discriminate against students on any basis. A state-supported charter school is authorized by the Public Education Commission of New Mexico.

Student Demographics

School Grading Summary

Source: LEA 120th day submission to the PED

Grades Served

School Grade

School Status

All Students

Female

Male

Caucasian

African American

Hispanic

Asian

American Indian

Pacific Islander

Multiple Races

Economically Disadvantaged

Students with Disabilities

English Language Learners

Migrant

Recently Arrived

Cesar Chavez Community School

9-12

D

PRIORITY

208

102

106

13

7

164

1

23

*

*

208

31

63

0

0

Gilbert L. Sena High School

9-12

B

FOCUS

178

81

97

34

8

127

0

8

*

*

134

33

14

0

0

La Promesa Early Learning Center

K-8

D

*

367

189

178

2

1

358

3

3

*

*

367

45

220

0

147

Media Arts Collaborative School

6-12

C

FOCUS

237

121

116

125

9

78

10

15

*

*

103

52

3

0

0

South Valley Preparatory School

6-8

C

*

154

78

76

7

0

147

0

0

*

*

154

32

38

0

0

Tierra Adentro of NM

6-12

C

*

279

178

101

28

7

236

1

7

*

*

179

51

32

0

1

School Board Training School board members must accumulate five points during the year by attending specific training. These figures do not reflect additional training that board members may have received  Association and PED Charter Schools Division Source: NM School Board

Cesar Chavez Community School

Alicia Bucko (5), Anacelie Verde-Claro (5) Charlene Ayers (5), Al Bodmer (7) Dan Shapiro (5) John Krone (5), Jess Lionne (5), Dan Sanchez (5)

Gilbert L. Sena High School

Amber O’Brien (5), L.inda Bradley (5), Mary Louise Sena (5), Tanya Otero-Villalobos (5), David Sena (5)

NEW LOCATION!!!!!!

Status refers to schools that are in some form of improvement that requires increased monitoring and educational enhancement. The improvement categories are

South Valley Preparatory School currently has a waiting list. If you are interested in placing your child on the wait list please call the office or visit our new location. 2551 Karsten Ct SE Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-222-5642

Priority Status: (5% of schools that are lowest performing) Focus Status: (additional 10% of schools that are low performing and with large gaps between lower and higher performing groups) Strategic Status: (additional 10% of schools that are low performing with large gaps between lower and higher performing groups) Reward Status: (the top 5% of schools in the state)

La Promesa Early Learning Center

Judy Griego (6) Ray Rivera (4) Selia Payne (7)

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

John Lopez (5), Carolyn Carlson (10) Jim Gale (6), Miles Tokunow (5), Malinda Menke (5), Michael Trujillo (5), Ted Cloak (5)

South Valley Preparatory School

Core Classes not taught by HQT

Cesar Chavez Community School

.0

.0

12

41.7

58.3

Gilbert L. Sena High School

.0

.0

14

42.9

57.1

La Promesa Early Learning Center

4.0

.0

25

72

28

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

.0

6.3

21

52.4

47.6

South Valley Preparatory School

9.1

.0

11

54.5

45.5

Tierra Adentro of New Mexico

18.2

.0

22

45.5

54.5

HQT: Highly Qualified Teacher

Bernadette Frietze (5) Monica Aguilar (5) Jess Witamuth (5) Bill Reed (5) Micheala Trujillo (5) Noel Chilton (3)

Sandy Martinez (13) Carol Crawford (5) Daniel Tierra Adentro of New Silva (5) Donna Jewell (05 Ted Baca (5) Dr. Annie Mexico D’Orazio (3) Elizabeth Marshall (4)

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Teachers with Emergency or Prov. Credentials %

Teacher Credentials

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Number of Highest Degree Teachers Bachelor’s Advanced


All Students Female

Male

Caucasian

African Amer.

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

52

Cesar Chavez Community School

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

68

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

32

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

58

48

34

66

33

<2 >98 <5 >95 <5 >95 <20 >80

*

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

31

69

37

63

26

74

52

48

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

35

65

39

61

31

69

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

48

52

57

43

37

63

58

South Valley Preparatory School

24

76

29

71

19

81

Tierra Adentro of NM

27

73

35

65

14

State Math

20

80

20

80

20

Cesar Chavez Community School

<2 >98 <5 >95 <5 >95 <20 >80

ELL

Not Proficient (%)

42

SWD

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

63

ED

Not Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

37

Amer. Indian

Asian Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

MATH

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

READING

State Reading

Hisp. Not Proficient (%)

Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Subgroup

67

61

39

26

74

31

69

19

81

20

<5 >95

*

*

25

75

*

*

36

42

*

*

*

*

*

86

42

58

80

33

67

Proficiency Summary by School

80

*

*

* <20 >80 <2 >98 <10 >90 <5 >95

<2

>98

*

*

*

*

29

71 <20 >80

*

*

31

69

64

*

*

*

*

35

65 <10 >90 30

70

35

65

32

68

*

*

*

*

35

65

*

*

48

52

*

23

77

*

*

*

*

24

76 <10 >90

9

91

24

76

*

*

26

74

*

*

*

*

24

76

9

91

25

75

27

73

15

85

16

84

50

50

11

89

15

85

9

91

10

90

*

*

*

*

<2 >98

*

* <20 >80 <2 >98 <10 >90 <5 >95

<2

>98

21

79

SCIENCE

Gilbert L. Sena High School

6

94

10

90 <5 >95 14

86

*

*

<5 >95

*

*

*

*

<5 >95 <20 >80 <20 >80

6

94

La Promesa Early Learning Center

9

91

13

87 <5 >95

*

*

*

*

10

90

*

*

*

*

10

90 <10 >90

9

91

9

91

Media Arts Collaborative School

20

80

21

79

18

82

25

75

*

*

10

90

*

*

*

*

14

86

*

*

20

80

South Valley Preparatory School

14

86

16

84

12

88

*

*

*

*

13

87

*

*

*

*

14

86 <10 >90

7

93

14

86

Tierra Adentro of NM

9

91

11

89 <5 >95 17

83

*

*

8

92

*

*

*

*

7

93

<5 >95

7

93

9

91

State Science

40

60

39

61

61

39

37

63

34

66

66

34

22

78

32

68

18

82

16

84

*

*

Cesar Chavez Community School

13

88 <20 >80 <20 >80

*

*

*

*

15

85

*

*

*

*

*

*

13

88

Gilbert L. Sena High School

28

72

21

79

35

65

45

55

*

*

23

77

*

*

*

*

25

75

*

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

17

83

12

88

23

77

*

*

*

*

14

86

*

*

*

*

17

Media Arts Collaborative School

67

33

74

26

61

39

76

24

*

*

54

46

*

*

*

*

South Valley Preparatory School

14

86 <10 >90 19

81

*

*

*

*

14

86

*

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

45

55

62

*

*

*

*

44

56

*

*

*

42

58

15

<10 >90

85

<20 >80 *

*

28

72

83 <20 >80

9

91

17

83

62

38

*

*

67

33

*

14

86 <20 >80 <20

14

86

*

40

60

45

55

40

60

>80

52

38

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

READING

Proficient (%)

Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Grade

3rd Grade

48

State Reading

27

73

26

74

30

70

26

74

27

73

29

71

26

74

32

68

43

57

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

<5

*

*

*

*

*

*

11

89

17

83

51

49

*

*

*

*

*

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

9

91

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

*

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

State Math

>95 <10 >90

<5 >95

MATH

*

*

*

*

14

86

11

89

*

*

*

39

61

44

56

50

50

41

59

63

38

46

54

*

*

*

*

19

81

31

69

22

78

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

12

88

32

68

25

75

24

76

26

74

52

48

30

70

23

77

24

76

20

80

17

83

21

79

17

83

15

85

9

91

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

18

82

9

91

11

89

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

*

*

*

*

23

77

21

79

25

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

*

*

*

*

17

83

12

88

12

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

*

*

*

*

*

6

94

10

<5 >95

<10 >90

<10 >90

<10 >90 <20 >80

<10 >90 <10 *

*

<10 >90 <20 >80

<10

>90 <10 >90 <10 >90 >90 <10 >90

7

93

*

*

*

*

*

*

75

<10

>90

23

77

14

86

88

*

*

*

*

*

*

90

11

89

*

*

41

59

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<10 >90 <10 >90

The assessments were developed to measure grade-level standards that NM educators and the public determined are important for our students to master. Results include all students enrolled within the school, regardless of whether for a full academic year or not. Students assessed in reading and mathematics in grades 3-11, and in science in grades 4, 7, and 11.

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7th Grade

11th Grade

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

SCIENCE

Proficient (%)

Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Grade

4th Grade

State Science

40

60

45

55

35

65

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

*

13

87

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

*

*

28

72

La Promesa Early Learning Center

14

86

24

76

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

75

25

54

46

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

14

86

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

*

46

54

44

56

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Graduation - 4 Year Cohort of 2016

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2016 and graduated on time. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students. All African Students Caucasian Amer. % % %

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

ED %

SWD %

ELL %

Statewide

71

76

61

71

81

63

67

62

67

Cesar Chavez Community School Gilbert L. Sena High School

36 39

* *

* *

36 41

* *

* *

36 28

* *

33 *

Media Arts Collaborative School

36

39

*

35

*

*

35

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

77

*

*

75

*

*

>80

*

*

Graduation - 5 Year Cohort of 2015

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

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These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2015 and graduated on time or are in the school. The kids love school and want required one additional year. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, to come. " ~CCCS Parent including part-time students. All African Students Caucasian Amer. % % %

Statewide

75

Cesar Chavez Community School Gilbert L. Sena High School

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

ED %

SWD %

ELL %

71

72

68

73

79

68

74

84

51

*

*

49

*

*

50

*

48

39

56

*

32

*

*

35

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

55

62

*

55

*

*

54

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

73

*

*

74

*

*

70

*

*

Graduation - 6 Year Cohort of 2014

Source: PED Data Planning and Analysis Bureau

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2014 and graduated on time or required up to two additional years. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students. All African Students Caucasian Amer. % % %

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

ED %

SWD %

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Statewide

79

83

76

78

91

75

75

72

76

Cesar Chavez Community School

46

*

*

48

*

*

49

*

50

Gilbert L. Sena High School

48

54

*

47

*

*

47

*

*

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School board members must accumulate 5 points during the year by attending specific training. These figures do not reflect additional training that board members may have received.

College Going and College Credit Accumulation

These figures represent students who graduated in 2015 (College Going) and 2013 (Credits Earned) and were tracked for post-secondary education both inside and outside the state. Eligible: Students earning a regular high school diploma. Enrolled: Students who enrolled in an institution of higher learning within 16 months of earning a high school diploma. Credits Earned: Students who enrolled and earned one year of college credit within two years of enrollment.

All Students %

Caucasian %

African Amer. %

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

ED %

SWD %

ELL %

Cesar Chavez Community School Cesar Chavez Community School Cesar Chavez Community School Gilbert L. Sena High School Gilbert L. Sena High School Gilbert L. Sena High School Media Arts Collaborative School

Eligible Enrolled, In-State Credits Earned Eligible Enrolled, In-State Credits Earned Eligible

35 19 10 40 23 15 23

* * * 16 10 * 10

* * * * * * *

28 16 * 22 12 10 10

* * * * * * *

* * * * * * *

25 16 10 22 14 10 *

* * * * * * *

* * * * * * *

Media Arts Collaborative School

Enrolled, In-State

Media Arts Collaborative School

Credits Earned

15 15

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

National Assessment of Educational Progress Statewide Results Statewide Par>cipa>on The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is often called the "Nation's Report Card" because it allows the comparison of student achievement across states and for the nation as a whole. The sampling method does not allow for reporting results by district or by school. For further information please visit http://NCES.ED.Gov/ NationsReportCard. NAEP does not replace assessments which annually measure student performance according to New Mexico curriculum standards. All students are required to take the standards based assessments, whereas the NAEP selects representative samples of students and districts. Because not all subject areas or grade levels are tested every year, these statewide results are for the most recent year assessed in that subject area and grade. Reading (2015)

4th Grade

Advanced % New Mexico Naon

4 8

Below %

31 33

46 32

Advanced % 3 7

Reading (2015)

8th Grade

Advanced %

4th Grade ELL

91

95

4th Grade SWD* 8th Grade ELL

93 92

93 96

8th Grade SWD*

89

92

Science (2015)

Math (2015)

Proficient Basic % % 19 27

Reading Math Science %

Proficient %

Basic %

24 32

47 42

Advanced %

B elow % 27 19

# 1

Proficient % 24 36

Below %

Advanced %

Proficient %

Below %

40 39

37 25

Science (2015)

Math (2015)

Proficient Basic % %

Basic %

Basic %

Advanced %

B elow %

Proficient %

Basic %

Below %

New Mexico

1

45

3

17

41

39

1

35

45

Nation

3

42

8

24

38

30

2

34

33

Source: The PED School Budget and Financial Analysis Bureau

Capital Outlay

Central Services

Community Services

Food Services

General Administraon

Instrucon

Instrucon Support Services

Operaons & Maintenance

Other Support Services

School Administraon

Student Support Services

Student Transportaon

Budget Expenditures Cesar Chavez Community School

155,187

157,489

*

50,512

34,973

979,705

13,854

438,097

*

208,746

321,146

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

162,739

118,808

*

24,822

45,110

934,282

16,573

221,051

*

274,745

354,652

*

La Promesa Early Learning Ctr.

375,026

122,261

*

328,277

85,743

2,378,174

4,971

746,973

50

338,188

316,134

108,948

Media Arts Collaborative School

350,429

109,662

14,187

69,450

39,818

1,464,443

14,468

236,925

*

366,194

380,091

*

South Valley Preparatory School

141,044

98,960

*

104,498

18,401

839,130

7,050

117,290

*

210,748

132,328

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

299,304

188,815

*

88,570

26,878

1,647,448

28,364

142,336

*

330,810

335,607

*

Parent Survey on the Quality of Education

Source: PED Anonymous survey collected from parents annually

Q1 My child is safe at school. Q2 My child's school building is in good repair and has sufficient space to support quality education. Q3 My child's school holds high expectations for academic achievement.

State-Supported Charter School

Survey Count

Agree or Strongly Agree (% of Respondents) Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

Q7

Q8

Q9

Q10

Cesar Chavez Community School

89

93

91

94

79

92

88

84

89

92

84

Q5 The school offers adequate access to up-to-date computers and technologies.

Gilbert L. Sena High School

116

95

91

97

93

91

92

69

93

93

95

Q6 School staff maintain consistent discipline, which is conducive to learning.

La Promesa Early Learning Center

256

97

98

95

95

93

94

82

95

91

94

Q7 My child has an adequate choice of school-sponsored extracurricular activities.

Media Arts Collaborative School

105

92

80

95

90

95

88

58

89

90

85

Q8 My child's teacher provides sufficient and appropriate information regarding my child's academic progress.

South Valley Preparatory School

85

93

82

98

95

92

98

93

94

96

93

Tierra Adentro of NM

182

96

60

98

95

91

94

80

97

97

88

Q4 School personnel encourage me to participate in my child's education.

Q9 The school staff employ various instructional methods and strategies to meet my child's needs. Q10 My child takes responsibility for his or her learning.

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culture,” offers two types of overnight summer camps that are tuitionfree as well as two separate day camp sessions for younger children for which tuition is based on a sliding-scale. Hutchison says no one is turned away from their programs because of an inability to afford tuition. “We try to put a premium on quality over quantity, so we cap new enrollment at 52 for the overnight summer camps we offer,” Hutchison said. “We’ve had kids that do seven or eight years of this. We have one guy who is running the camp who started with us when he was 14, and twelve years later, he’s been in this longer than me.” The Ranch Camp is a month-long session for 10- to 12-year-olds that takes place at the Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch, located 14 miles north of Taos on a scenic 700-acre property at more than 7,500-feet above sea level. Typically, this camp is held mid-June to mid-July. During their stay, campers get to explore the San Luis Valley, the largest Alpine valley in the world, located north of Taos. They also learn to grow and prepare

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their own food, create crafts, sing, swim, implement survival skills and coexist with nature. About 32 new campers are accepted each year. The Wild Camp is a two-week session in July for 13- to 15-year-olds that also takes place at the Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch. This camp was created to challenge returning campers who had aged out of the Ranch Camp. “The staff really pulls back and there is an expectation that the campers are running the whole show and are formulating their own management structure,” says Hutchison. Two weeklong day camp sessions in May and June are available at the Singing River Field Center in Questa. This camp is designed for children between the ages of eight and 12. Tuition is $165, but a sliding scale is applied. Transportation options include carpooling, a complimentary shuttle from Questa and free North Central Regional Transportation District buses to Taos and Red River. This camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and parents need to provide their children with a sack lunch. “This is a camp where we try to create self-reliance and independence and some different social bonds between the kids, so they can step outside the family unit and function in the world and be able to contribute to the community,” Hutchison says. Although camp programming is Localogy’s primary function, Hutchison invites the community to collaborate with the organization. In previous years they have partnered with farmers markets and schools to create educational field trips and classroom curriculums based on agriculture. He says he welcomes teachers to call him if they think their students can benefit from the services Localogy offers. “Some people just come up and use the ranch and setting for their school without much input from us,” says Hutchison. For more information about Localogy, contact Daniel Hutchison at 575-558-0645 or visit localogy.org.


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Schools & Academic Support Programs Santa Fe Area Private Schools Fayette Street Academy, 830 Fayette St., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-3396; Email: info@fayettestreetacademy.org; Web site: fayettestreetacademy.org; Contact: Tara Chandler, Headmistress. Ages: 5-12; Enrollment: 24; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/6. We are a small alternative private school serving kindergarten/elementary school children. Our school is an independent notfor-profit, co-educational private school. Our curriculum includes; amazing integration classes, math, reading, writing, languages (Greek and Latin), geography, history, art, and music. These subjects are woven together and integrated into an age-appropriate child-available format. Before and After Care; Enrichment programs. We've been educating and nurturing children for 39 years in a lovely comfortable setting in one of Santa Fe's oldest neighborhoods. We enjoy the benefits of being close to the Railyard Acequia Trail, and love field trips to downtown Santa Fe and the Southside Library. Our alumni families are effusive about the lifetime benefits of their child's time spent growing and learning at Fayette Street Academy! La Casita Preschool, 438 Alamo Drive, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-2803; Email: lacasitapreschool@gmail.com; Web site: lacasita.edu; Contact: Elizabeth So, Co-Director. Ages: 2 1/2 to 6 years old; Student/Teacher Ratio: Maximum 7:1. Accredited by NAEYC and N.M. CYFD (5 Star). La Casita is a non-profit, parent cooperative preschool that has been serving the community of Santa Fe for over 45 years. We believe that all children have the potential to learn, and use a child-directed, art and play-based approach, modeled after the schools in Reggio Emilia. La Casita accepts CYFD-funded students. Scholarships/Financial Aid. Before and After Care.

Our 3-year-old through 6th-grade quality curriculum taught by master educators enables preschoolers to make strong/seamless transition to elementary while our K-6 program provides a solid foundation for students to advance into middle school with skills/spirit that enable them to excel. Financial Aid; Before and After Care; Enrichment programs. Santa Fe Girls’ School, 310 W. Zia Road, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-820-3188; Email: admissions@santafegirlsschool.org; Web site: santafegirlsschool.org; Contact: Jessica Weybright, Office Administrator. Grades: 6, 7, 8; Enrollment: 38; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8: Cost: $13,700. The Girls’ School offers middleschool age girls a learning environment that is attuned to girls’ needs during this critical developmental period. As a small school committed to girls in grades six through eight, we provide a culture that nourishes girls to develop into self-advocating, confident, and academically prepared high school students. Discover the advantages of a small all-girls middle school designed for these developmentally significant years. Financial Aid. Full core curriculum is enriched to challenge students at all levels. Seminar Style Classrooms Dialogue, the meaningful and productive exchange of ideas, is core to the Santa Fe Girls’ School academic program. All classes are conducted with students engaged with one another as well as with the teacher. All students are encouraged and supported in their efforts to participate in non-competitive discussions that honor difference of opinion and expand the notion of “what is right” to include the question “why do you think that is right?” Santa Fe Prep, 1101 Camino de la Cruz Blanca, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-1829; Email: mmultari@sfprep.org; Web site: sfprep.org; Contact: Mike Multari, Director of Admissions. Grades: 7 - 12; Enrollment: 325; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/6; Cost: $22,700; Accredited by: ISAS, NAIS. For over 50 years, Santa Fe Prep has provided an ambitious and exceptional college preparatory education. Outstanding academics, arts, athletics – in a diverse and supportive environment – prepare our students for success in college and in the world. Tuition Assistance is available. Scholarships/Financial Aid. Admission and Tuition Assistance Application Deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019. Visit sfprep.org for more information or to schedule a tour!

Little Earth School, 321 West Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968; Email: ellen@littleearthschool.org; Web site: Preschoolers Isabel Cardona-Ornelas (front) and Lucia Jasso, both 4, are littleearthschool.org; Contact: Ellen Souberman, learning about primary colors as they paint at an easel in Little Earth Director. Grades: Preschool-Elementary; School’s art room. Courtesy photo. Ages for 2019: 2-1/2 – 10 years; Enrollment: 40; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8 preschool; 1/12 Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del elementary; Cost: $10,200 for full-time. Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-467-6431; Established in 1978, Little Earth School provides a successful program of acaEmail: JWarren@santafewaldorf.org; Web site: SantaFeWaldorf.org; Contact: demic excellence for children preschool through elementary. Children learn Jennifer Warren, Admissions. Grades: PreK – 12; Enrollment: 212; through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curricuTeacher/Student Ratio: 1/7; Cost: $9,000 - $18,000; Accredited by lum which includes art, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural AWSNA/WECAN. Discover a school where the arts, academics and athletics studies and emphasizes respect for self and others. Financial Aid; Before and come alive in a truly integrated curriculum founded almost 100 years ago. After Care. Imagination, creativity, development of empathy and engagement all describe a Waldorf Education - an independent philosophy of teaching empowering and Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; stimulating young minds, inspiring students to stay fascinated with learning Email: rachel_gantt@riograndeschool.org; Web site: riograndeschool.org; throughout life. An international network of mindful education, Waldorf is one Contact: Rachel Gantt, Director of Admissions. Grades: Preschool-6th of the fastest-growing educational movements in the world, with 1,200+ schools Grade; Ages: 3-12; Enrollment: 160; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/6; Cost: $15,000operating worldwide. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care, $20,000; Accredited by ISAS. Rio Grande School is a small, coeducational, nonSummer Camps. sectarian independent school. We strive to inspire a lifelong journey of learning and self-discovery that empowers students to find their own true passion Temple Beth Shalom Preschool, 205 East Barcelona Rd., SF, NM 87505. and transforms the way they think about, engage with, and impact their world. Phone: 505-982-6888; Email: preschool@sftbs.org; Web site: tbspreschoolAt Rio Grande School we combine academic rigor and excellence with a collabsantafe.org; Contact: Sarah Harrison, Director. Ages: 2-5; Teacher/Student orative, experience-based education. We bring learning to life through a chalRatio: 2's - 2/9, 3's - 2/12, 4's-5's - 2/16; Cost: $510-$1,055; Accredited by: NAEYC. lenging, integrated curriculum enhanced by differentiated instruction from Temple Beth Shalom Preschool is a private, non-profit early childhood center. master educators. We fully prepare students for the next phase of learning. continued on page 42

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TBS Preschool is committed to supporting each child's innate joy of learning and sense of self, through play. We nurture the emotional, creative, social, and cognitive domains of each child through a play-based, child-centered, developmentally-appropriate curriculum. Good deeds, acts of kindness, taking care of the Earth, and helping others are emphasized in our program with the goal of creating leaders and citizens of a kinder world. TBS Preschool is open to children of all faiths, races and genders. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: We offer Art, Music, and Soccer. We are a play-based, Reggio-inspired, nature-rich program. We accept CYFD contracts. We enjoy walking field trips to points of interest in our neighborhood, such as the Children's Museum, CCA, The Armory for the Arts, and more.

Public Charter Schools New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-629-9245; Email: francesca.rodriguez@nmsa-ai.org; Web site: nmschoolforthearts.org; Contact: Francesca Rodriguez, Dean of Enrollment. Grades: 9 - 12; Enrollment: 221; Cost: Free. NMSA is a public/private partnership comprised of the NMSA-Art Institute, a nonprofit art educational institution, and NMSA-Charter High School, an accredited New Mexico state charter high school. NMSA’s purpose is to provide the highest standards of excellence in preparing New Mexico’s artistically talented students to compete in the national arena for post-secondary education and/or professional careers in the arts. NMSA offers preprofessional instruction in the performing and visual arts with rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma. Scholarships/Financial Aid.

educational program based on creative, independent doing and thinking. The school motto, scientia ad faciendum, or “knowing through doing,” reflects an underlying philosophy of achieving knowledge through active involvement in learning. Devoting our resources to ensure economic accessibility to our students and to support the wider community through outreach and community service, we award over $4M in need-based financial assistance each year. Financial Aid. Enrichment programs: Think Summer, ThinkIt!, Multicultural Summer Honors Program, Community Builders, Community Academy, Charger Aquatics. Applications for the 2019-20 school year available at aa.edu. Fee is $25 until Dec. 15 and $65 thereafter. Applications are due Feb. 1 for admission and Feb. 22, 2019 for financial assistance (separate applications). Applicants are invited to experience the Academy by attending educational and fun workshops, having a student buddy day and attending campus events.

Albuquerque Christian School, 7201-B Montgomery Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-872-0777; Email: info@acsrams.com; Web site: acsrams.org; Contact: Natalie Hardcastle, Admissions. Preschool (3-years-old) through 8th Grade; Enrollment: 125. Accredited by ACSI. Albuquerque Christian School has been providing Christ-centered, quality academics in ABQ since 1982. We feature an accelerated acaTheatre students from the New Mexico School for the Arts are "in character" at the groundbreaking event for the Santa Fe school's new campus that opens in fall 2019. demic program that centers on NMSA is a public, statewide charter high school that serves young artists with a rigorfaith and expands basic educaous, award-winning professional arts training and academics program. Photo by InSight tion through a multitude of Foto Inc. dynamic enrichment classes. We have a nurturing learning environment with small class sizes taught by exceptional faculty. ACS has interscholastic sports programs for students in fifth through eighth grade. We also have a Santa Fe Children's Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505licensed before and aftercare program. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After 989-8359; Email: children@santafechildrensmuseum.org; Web site: santafechilCare. Enrichment Programs: Art, Music, Computer, Home Economics, PE, & Library. drensmuseum.org; Ages: All ages welcome. Cost: $5-$7.50; Member of the Association of Children's Museums. The Santa Fe Children’s Museum builds upon Asbury Mother's Day Out Childcare, 10000 Candelaria NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: a child’s sense of joy and discovery by cultivating habits of inquiry in the arts, 505-294-0106; Email: mdo@asburyabq.org; Web site: asburyabq.org; Contact: Terry sciences, and humanities. We are based on a simple idea: Children learn by Fisher, Director. Ages: 6 months through 5 years old; Enrollment: 30; doing. The museum provides an informal environment that fosters connections Teacher/Student Ratio: Infants 1/5, preschool 1/12; Cost: Before care 7:30am - 8:00am among children and families, and encourages active participation in the learn$4, After care 5pm - 5:30pm $4, 8am - 5pm $35 a day, 4.5 hours or less $20. Licensed ing process through interactive exhibits and programs. As a site for family outby State of New Mexico CYFD. Mother's Day Out is a community Drop in Daycare ings, children and parents are brought together in the spirit of challenging play. open M-F each week. We take full time children, part time children, and drop in Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Weekly and monthly prochildren. We have a cozy atmosphere due to our small intimate school. Must be reggrams, as well as seasonal camps. The Museum seeks to improve accessibility, istered to come. Yearly enrollment fee of $40. Must reserve a spot for infant before promote awareness of resources, and foster a love of learning and community. dropping them off for space available. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Asbury Mother's Day Out Childcare takes CYFD state contracts for tuition.

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A Child's Garden Preschool, 215 Locust NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-7642920; Email: achildsgarden@firstpresabq.org; Web site: achildsgardenabq.org; Contact: Mary Matteucci, Director. Ages: 3 months - 5 years; Enrollment: 180; Accredited by NAEYC. ACG Mission: A Child’s Garden Preschool (ACG), a non-sectarian community outreach program of First Presbyterian Church, is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate learning environment for a diverse population of young children respectful of the individual needs, cultural heritage and identity of each child. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: Some are paid for by parents/others are free. Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-8283208; Email: admission@aa.edu; Web site: aa.edu; Amy Eglinton Keller, Director of Admission and Enrollment Management. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 1,150; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/9; Cost: $23,990 (including lunch). Accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. Albuquerque Academy is a nondenominational, coeducational, independent day school. The Academy offers an

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Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: admin@bosqueschool.org; Web site: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Doug Key, Director of Admission. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 492; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/16; Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Bosque School challenges traditional education, with an inquiry-based curriculum in which students gain knowledge by researching and discovering solutions to real problems. At Bosque, we instill a philosophy of lifelong learning, while abiding by our core values of scholarship, community, and integrity. Bosque School is an independent, college preparatory school. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Children's Choice Preschool, 6501 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505300-4741; Email: ashcraft@childrens-choice.org; Web site: ccpre.org; Contact: Mike Ashcraft, Preschool Director. Ages: 3-5; Enrollment: 40; Cost: $765 per month, 5 days per week, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-5:30pm; $597 per month, 3 days per week, Mon/Wed/Fri. Brand new, Reggio-Inspired Preschool and PreK. Spacious, high-quality school limited to only 40 kids. Highly-qualified, well-trained teachers with an 8:1 ratio of kids to teachers. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Chinook Spirit Children's Academy, 5621 Paradise Blvd. NW (inside High Desert Center for Spiritual Learning), Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505-850-7916; Web continued on page 44


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site: chinookspirit.org; Contact: Holly Wu, CSCA Director; Email: holly@chinookspirit.org. Grades: K-5; Enrollment: 24; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 max; Cost: $650/month. Are you seeking a school that will nurture your child's spirit? CSCA is a multi-age, integration of academics, creativity, & consciousness with weekly service projects or curriculum-related field trips. Teachers are nationally certified & have Master's Degree. Daily meditation; differentiated instruction in all academic areas: literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music with instruments, PE and more. Financial Aid.

world. Hope provides students a Christ-centered education designed to nurture their academic, creative, physical and spiritual wellbeing. We offer challenging curriculum, a full sports program from 1st – 8th grade with championship 4A athletics at the high school level, a comprehensive arts program starting in elementary, and a focus on Community Service and outreach. Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care; Enrichment programs. After school sports, clubs and tutoring for all ages. Extended care for Elementary and Study Hall for Middle School. Full and Half Day preschool options.

Congregation Albert Early Childhood Center, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306; Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale Cooperman, ECC Coordinator. 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. Call and inquire about part time and full time options and the 3 marvelous enrichment programs being offered this semester – dance, PE and cooking. In addition to our school day programming, we offer extended care from 8am-9am and from 3pm-4pm daily. All faiths and families welcome. Limited scholarships may be available. Join our welcoming school community and come learn, play and grow with us!

Manzano Day School, 1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104-1197. Phone: 505243-6659; Email: mprokopiak@manzanodayschool.org; Web site: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Madonna Prokopiak, Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Grades: Pre-K through 5th; Enrollment: 471; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/10; Cost: $11,330-$14,470; Accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and NM Dept. of Education. Manzano Day School, founded in 1938, is an independent, nonsectarian elementary school dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching and Joy in Learning to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world. Applications for 2019-20 are now being accepted. Financial Aid; Before and After Care.

Cross of Hope Elementary, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-897-1832; Email: school@crossofhope.org; Web site: crossofhope.org/schools; Contact: Debra Alba, Director of Elementary Ministry. Grades: K-12; Enrollment: 65; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/10-12; Cost: 2018-19 Tuition is $5,500 for the year. Cross of Hope is an active community of followers of Jesus Christ. We love and educate our students in the biblical examples of Jesus' ministry. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: Computer Coding, Physical Education, Library, Music and Band.

Montessori ONE Academy, 9360 Holly Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-822-5150; Email: director@montessorione.net; Web site: montessorione.net; Contact: Swati "Tina" Patel, Founder/Director. Ages: 6 weeks – 6th grade; Enrollment: 156; Teacher/Student Ratio: Nido: 1/3, Toddler 1/6, Primary 1/12, Elementary 1/15. Montessori ONE Academy is recognized by the Association Montessori International/USA (AMI).Children at Montessori ONE Academy are encouraged to explore, investigate and fulfill their natural curiosity about the world around them. Under the guidance of our certified Montessori teachers, children develop at their own pace and learn that school can be a fun and exciting adventure... thus creating lifelong learners. Before and After Care. Enrichment programs: Music, Physical Education, Dance. All classrooms at Montessori ONE Academy provide immersive Spanish instruction with a dedicated Spanish-speaking assistant in every classroom.

Cross of Hope Lutheran Preschool, 6104 Taylor Ranch Rd. NW; Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-899-0928; Email: presch@crossofhope.org; Web site: Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, crossofhope.org; Contact: Mary Sue Hale, Director. Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-338-3000; Email: info@sanEddie Mendez puts his robot to the test in his 8th-grade Grades: Preschool; Enrollment: 70; Teacher/Student engineering class at Sandia Prep. Courtesy photo. diaprep.org; Web site: sandiaprep.org; Contact: Laura Ratio: 1/8 for Threes, 1/9 for Fours; Cost: $170/month Fitzpatrick, Director of Admission. Grades: Grades 6 to $380/month, depending on class. Accredited by – 12; Enrollment: 523; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/7. Association of Christian Schools International. Cross of Hope Preschool, growing Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent in excellence since 1986, teaches children the truths of God in a loving environSchools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). Sandia Prep is an independent colment through a quality educational program that respects each child's developlege preparatory school bringing together innovative, advanced classes, dynamment. We are faith-based, nationally accredited and have a 5-star rated state ic arts and athletics, and leadership opportunities for every type of student. license. We were voted one of the top 5 preschools by Albuquerque the College counseling begins in 9th grade and translates to a 100% college acceptMagazine for 2018. Our director, Mary Sue Hale, has received the 2018 ELEA ance rate, while Sandia Prep's Center for Learning Excellence supports students Director of the Year award. Our stimulating curriculum helps children develop with learning differences. More than a campus, Sandia Prep is a community, intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. We offer credendeveloping strong leaders who are well-rounded and know how to think crititialed educators, low teacher/student ratios, weekly chapel, music, art, Spanish cally. Financial Aid. Schedule an in-session campus tour today and feel the Prep and Sign Language at an affordable tuition. Scholarships; Before and After Care. difference at sandiaprep.org. Escuela del Sol Montessori, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-3033; Email: office@edelsol.org; Web site: escueladelsol.org; Contact: Friedje vanGils, Head of School. Grades: 18 months – 8th grade; Ages: 18 months to 14 years; Enrollment: 210; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6 Toddler, 1:11 Primary, 1:12 Elementary, 1:8 Jr. High; Accredited by: American Montessori Society, National Council on Private Schools. Escuela del Sol is an authentic Montessori program that activates learning in a hands-on environment which nurtures imagination, collaboration and selfdirection. Students thrive academically and master the life skills needed to build happy, meaningful and successful futures. Scholarships; Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment programs include: Music, Spanish, Mandarin, Art, Computer Programming & other After School Clubs. Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505821-2513; Email: admissions@HCSNM.org; Web site: HopeChristianSchool.org; Contact: Gwen Hughes, Admissions Director. Grades: Pre-K through 12th; Enrollment: 1,250; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:17; Cost: $7,470 - $9,130 (K-8); Accredited by ICAA, AdvancEd, NMPED. The mission of Hope Christian School is to pray for, equip and send Christ-centered, passionate leaders to change the

Southwest Child Care, Web site: southwestchildcare.com; Ages: 0-12. 5-Star Child Care; Nationally Accredited; Infant & Child Care; Preschool & NM Pre-K; Before & After Care; USDA Food Program. Fun, caring, friendly staff. Low child-to-staff ratios. Arts and crafts, games and field trips. Enriching classrooms and playgrounds. And much more. We also provide FlexCare™ evening, overnight, and weekend childcare. Financial Aid. Three ABQ Locations–Wyoming location: 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; Sondra Carpenter, Director. Lomas location: 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-294-2233; Ethel Johnson, Director. Uptown location: 2626 Texas St. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-293-2626; Elcin Bahadirli, Director. 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. continued on page 46

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Sunset Mesa School, Northeast Heights, Morris & Candelaria, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-7626; Web site: sunset-mesa.com; Contacts: Rebecca Toevs or Kim Leifeste, Directors of Admission; Email: admissions@sunset-mesa.com. Preschool Programs: (Ages 2½-PreK); Elementary School: (K-5); Preschool Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8, with no more than 16 per class; Elementary School Ratio: 1/16; Accredited by State of NM, National Independent Private Schools Association. Sunset Mesa School is a family-owned private school established in 1948. Students participate in a broad range of intellectual, artistic and physical activities. They are challenged to become productive, responsible and caring people by learning sound values, compassion and ethical behavior. Students are encouraged to think and act independently, develop strong study habits, solve problems and think critically. Student achievement test scores are in the top 1 percent nationally for grades 1-5. Before and After Care available. Call for a personal tour today!

School of Academics, Art and Artesanía (TANM) is to create an inclusive and thriving learning environment comprised of a demographically and culturally diverse student population with a focus on academics, art, artesanía (artisanship), and the study of the cultures that comprise our rich New Mexican heritage to ensure awareness, preservation, and progression of our cultural legacy.

Public/Charter Schools

City of Rio Rancho Beyond the Bell After School Tutoring Program, 800 Polaris Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-891-7230; Email: kperalta@rrnm.gov; Web site: rrnm.gov/tutoring; Contact: Krista Peralta, Facility Coordinator, City of Rio Rancho. Grades: 5 through 12; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/4; Cost: $50/week - transportation provided from RRPS middle and high schools to the Star Heights Recreation Center; $40/week - with no transportation provided. The Beyond the Bell After School Tutoring Program through the City of Rio Rancho has a team of highly qualified, strongly committed, self-motivated tutors who are passionate about student’s academic success. They are experienced tutors in ALL middle school and high-school subjects. Tutoring takes place after school until 6pm (M, T, W, Th, F). Closed City of Rio Rancho holidays and RRPS closures. Scholarships/Financial Aid.

Cesar Chavez Community School, 1325 Palomas Dr. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-877-0558; Email: tarness@cesarchavezcharter.net; Web site: cesarchavezcharter.net; Contact: Tani Arness, Principal. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 228; Cost: Free. Our Vision – CCCS empowers students to be resilient, contributing participants in our changing global society. CCCS provides flexible and personalized programs for anyone seeking a high school diploma and who would benefit from services and educational programs offered during non-traditional hours. Gilbert L. Sena High School, 69 Hotel Circle NE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505237-2374; Email: ntorres@senahigh.com; Web site: senahigh.com; Contact: Nadine Torres, Director. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 175; Cost: Free. Gilbert L. Sena Charter High School's mission is to engage students and their families in an innovative and supportive environment directed at gaining academic and social skills necessary for personal and career success. Gilbert L. Sena promotes, honors, and celebrates student achievement. La Promesa Early Learning Center, 7500 La Morada Place NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-836-7706; Email: ddiaz@lpelc.com; Web site: lpelc.com; Contact: Diana Diaz, Director of Operations/Registrar. Grades: K - 8; Enrollment: 367; Cost: Free.The mission of La Promesa Early Learning Center ensures that culturally and linguistically diverse students thrive in an academic, family centered, developmentally seamless continuum of learning where high expectations, PRIDE, respect and empowerment meet grade level proficiency. Before and After Care. Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, 4401 Central Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-243-1957; Email: jdooley@nmmediaarts.org; Web site: nmmediaarts.org; Contact: Jonathan Dooley, Principal. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 255; Cost: Free. The Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS) offers secondary students a comprehensive, project-based, cross-curricular education centered in the media arts. We prepare our graduates for positions in the media industries and for the rigor of post-secondary education. Southwest Aeronautics, Mathematics and Science Academy, 4100 Aerospace Pkwy NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-338-8601; Email: ccarrillo@samsacademy.com; Web site: samsacademy.com; Contact: Coreen Carrillo, Head Administrator. Grades: 7-12; Enrollment: 270; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/21; Cost: Free Public Charter School; Accredited by: NCAA, NCA. We are currently accepting applications for enrollment; please enroll online. We are a blended on-line curriculum; college preparatory classes in STEM and Aviation; challenging coursework; independent learning style. South Valley Preparatory School, 2551 Karsten Ct. SE. Abq. NM 87102. Phone: 505-222-5642; Email: office@southvalleyprep.org; Web site: southvalleyprep.org; Contact: Charlotte Trujillo, Principal. Grades: 6-8; Enrollment: 156; Cost: Free. South Valley Preparatory School is a state authorized charter middle school that opened its doors on August 19, 2010. The journey to open South Valley Preparatory School began in 2008. With seven years experience developing a successful middle school academy program at a local APS elementary school in the South Valley, the original founders Ms. C. Montez, Mrs. C. Trujillo, Mr. R. Zachary, Mrs. C. Couvillion and Mrs. Y. Jaramillo-Barnwell set out to provide Albuquerque's South Valley with a quality educational choice at the middle school level. Tierra Adentro of New Mexico, 1905 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-967-4720; Email: tarchuleta@tierraadentronm.org; Web site: tierraadentronm.org; Contact: Teresa Archuleta, Director. Grades: 6 - 12; Enrollment: 279; Cost: Free. The mission of Tierra Adentro: The New Mexico

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Academic Support Programs ABC Wellness, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Web site: abcwellness.com; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, Owner/Counselor. Ages: 18 months–adult. Mae Lynn Spahr, MA, provides a drug-free treatment alternative for children and adults who have ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, headache/migraine and chronic pain.

Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Web: explora.us; Contact: Reservations Manager. All ages; Scholarships. Explora offers educational enrichment programs for children, families, teachers, schools, and community organizations, and serves tens of thousands of students annually! Educators trained inquiry-based learning offer materials-rich programs designed to foster curiosity, build critical thinking skills, and deepen enjoyment of learning as we take a deep dive into science, engineering, and technology! These include: Growing a Scientist™ for children Ages 2 1/2 to 5 together with their adult companion(s); Science to Grow On™ for Grades K-3 (parent participation is encouraged); Engineering Investigators for Grades 3-5, Maker Lab for Grades 3-6 using Explora's new STEAM Makerspace; Home School Exploration Series for Grades K-8. Other programs that enrich learning include Winter, Spring and Summer Camps for Grades PreK-8, Single day "School's Out" Camps" during APS days off for Grades K-5, and Birthday Parties with science activities for Ages 2 and up. We also offer professional development for teachers and early childhood providers. Some of these include a Continuing Education Certificate for 2 competency hours. Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Web site: huntingtonlearning.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 preparation. 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. Karma Tutoring, 2404 San Mateo Place NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-2569559; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: KarmaTutoring.org; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director. Grades: K and up; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/1; Sign up now at Karma Tutoring (pay what you can afford). After school classes, all ages, Monday – Saturday. “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” is a nationally acclaimed, phonics based, total language arts program. Our program is affordable, fun, predictable and parent training is always included. Registration fee includes materials and testing. Fees can be paid monthly or weekly, and Home School Assistance is also available. Financial Aid. We are open during school holidays. 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.

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Santa Fe/Pojoaque

CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT PRIMARY CARE

“Back to School” is Around the Corner Make sure your family stays healthy by keeping upto-date with your health care appointments. Whether getting shots, scheduling sports physicals and routine check-ups, or if you need to be seen quickly — we are your convenient resource for health care. Well-child visits, sports physicals and immunizations should be scheduled in advance.

Entrada Contenta Health Center and Urgent Care 5501 Herrera Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507 Provider Offices: (505) 913-3233 Laboratory: (505) 913-4160 Urgent Care: (505) 913-4180 DeVargas Health Center and Urgent Care 510 N. Guadalupe St., Suite C Santa Fe, NM 87501 Provider Offices: (505) 913-4660 Urgent Care: (505) 913-4664

Arroyo Chamiso Pediatrics 2025 S. Galisteo St. Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 913-4901 Family Medicine Center 435 St. Michael’s Dr., Suite B-104 Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 913-3450 Pojoaque Primary Care 5 Petroglyph Circle, Suite A Pojoaque, NM 87506 (505) 455-1962 Rodeo Family Medicine 4001 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507 (505) 471-8994 St. Michael’s Family Medicine 433 St. Michael’s Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 988-1232

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