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Vol. 26 No. 6

Holiday Gift Guide pg 8

School Directory pg 40

Mural Kids! pg 14

CALENDARS Alb Albuquerque r pg 18

Charter School Report Card pg 31

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What’s in this issue for you! November/December 2017

Vol. 26 No. 6

REGULAR FEATURES

STORIES & SPECIAL FEATURES

Albuquerque Kids! Calendar pg 18 Let’s Read! pg 24

2017 Holiday Gift Guide 8 Mural Kids! 14

Santa Fe Kids! Calendar pg 26

Silver City Children Create Ceramic Murals

Young Scientist pg 36

High Schoolers Print 3-D Hands 38 Innovative Program Creating Prosthetic Hand for Injured Wrestler

2018 Preview Guide to Schools and Academic Support Programs 40

Cover Story My name is Kaila Brown. I have lived in Albuquerque ever since I was born. I am in third grade at Double Eagle Elementary School. I made this picture last year during the Balloon Fiesta. I love cats, so I drew my Bengal cat named Puma in the hot air balloon. Besides art, I love to play the drums and the piano.

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide By KAY SNYDER AND KATE MAST Yoee Bab Yoee Y Baby a y (inf (infants nfant n s and toddlers) Yoee Baby is an interactive toy families can use to play with infants by either caressing their baby with the toy’s feather-soft “tail” or giving a voice to the plush animal, which is also a brightly colored rattle. The handle is easy for children and babies to hold and is safe to chew. Yoee Baby is machine washable. $29 at Explora in Albuquerque. Noisyball (infants and toddlers) The Noisyball from eeBoo jingles, crinkles and squeaks as babies squeeze and shake it. Winner of the Best Toy Award, this ball grows with babies as their motor skills develop and they learn to throw, kick and catch it as well. $27.95 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. Zig-Zag Xylo Train (18 months and older) The Zig-Zag Xylo Train by Mirari is two toys in one. The six gently toned, colorful xylophone keys are a child’s early instrument when the toy is folded. But the three sections unfurl into a series of attached train cars. Children can roll the 17-inch train around and play the keys with the attached mallet. $22 at Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Myland Car (2 and older) Just like real cars (well, most of them), this car from Kid O needs people in it to drive. This toy needs no on/off switch because as children place the color-coded figures in the correct car seats, the toy turns on. The Myland Car features sounds, white headlights and red taillights, and it can back up or zoom forward. This toy has won the silver honor from the Parent’s Choice Foundation. $37.95 at Talin Market.

Flu lutter Butterfly But utterfl fly Color Flutter (2 and older) This brightly colored wooden butterfly by Hape has a carved-out maze in its wings. Use the attached magnetic wand to move colored balls around the maze, matching the marbles to the colored slots. Since it’s fully enclosed, this is not only a great toy for younger kids but also one to take on the road. $27 at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Monkey Around (2 and older) This toddler’s first board game by Peaceable Kingdom won the 2017 Parents Choice Award. The game contains 40 different action cards for children and adults to play together. Give one another a hug or a high-five. Take turns acting happy, sad and surprised. It’s sure to bring laughs while toddlers learn movement, and social and emotional skills. $17.99 on amazon.com. GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars (3 to 6 years) These large, colorful binoculars are designed for children’s faces. The big enclosed eyepiece blocks out light and guides kids’ eyes into just the right spot for focus-free viewing at 2x magnification. With durable construction, these binocs are a great introduction to bird-watching and outdoor nature investigations. $16 at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Play & Explore Rocket (ages 3 and older) Children can have fun while learning about life in space with this rocket toy from Lakeshore. This 16 ½-inch tall spaceship has three levels: a control room where the two astronauts can snap in for lift off, a living space with a shower, kitchen and computer, and a bedroom that doubles as a garage for the included rover. The hatches on this rocket close securely so children can take it with them for space fun anywhere. $29.99 at Lakeshore Learning in Albuquerque and LakeshoreLearning.com. continued on page 10

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Lift and Learn Puzzles (3 and older) Crafted from birch in Vermont by Maple Landmark, the colorful Lift and Learn Dinosaur puzzle offers more than shapematching. Hiding beneath each of the six puzzle pieces waits an artful skeletal illustration and fun dino facts. The dino theme is just one of the lift-and-learn puzzles at Indigo baby for $23. Sweet Treats! Letter Molds (ages 4 and older) With these letter molds, children’s snack time can be fun as well as educational. Spell out any word (or sentence) with baked goods, gelatin, frozen yogurt, or any snack that can be made in these oven-, freezerand dishwasher-safe molds. Each set comes with four silicone trays containing a total of 48 letters and a recipe booklet for ideas. $19.99 at Lakeshore Learning in Albuquerque and LakeshoreLearning.com.

Mindjewel (7 and older) Not your ordinary Rubiks cube, the Mindjewel is a puzzle that requires users to move pieces into a straight line and then back into their original ball-like form: a feat that is not as easy as it sounds! $15 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Other more difficult puzzles are available for $20 -$25. Beginner Fossil Collection for Kids (8 and older) What child wouldn’t want his or her very own dinosaur bone, shark tooth or piece of turtle poop? This set includes all these and a few more fossils in a compartmentalized box. The Beginner Mineral Collection for Kids, including minerals from China, Morocco, Brazil and Mexico, also is available. $11.95 for each set at Mama’s Minerals in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Road Trip Game (8 and older) For children who love games and road trips, the Road Trip Game combines both. Players must complete word challenges before moving their retro cars along the road map game board. This game is for two to four players and comes in a fun “trailer” tin. Road trip not included. $26.95 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

Singing Frogs (6 and older) These carved wooden frogs are fun to look at, but even better when played as an instrument. Take the stick from the frog’s mouth, then run it over the ridges on its back to make the frog sing. Originally created as a musical instrument for kids, the Thai singing frog is also a symbol of good luck for bountiful rain. $8-12 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Beaded Barrettes (6 and older) These ornate barrettes are a colorful way to spice up a hairdo. They are handmade in Guatemala from glass and plastic seed beads made in the Czech Republic. Pick from a variety of designs, from large, three-dimensional flowers and butterflies to flat, intricate designs. $15-18 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.

Snap Circuits Jr. (8 and older) This educational set includes more than 30 pieces for children to assemble as they explore the scientific concepts of electrical circuits. This set includes a manual with projects children can make, or they can create their own. $34.95 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque. Rubber Engraving (8 and older) Children can make their own stamps with this rubber engraving kit from Djeco. This kit includes special tools and patterns to follow for easy rubber engraving. $25.50 at Color Wheel Toys at 526-A Washington NE @ Lomas in Albuquerque. Circuit Clay (8 and older)

Professor Noggins (7 and older) Test your knowledge on a variety of subjects in this card-based trivia game. Each card includes a set of easy and hard, true & false and multiple choice questions. Choose from sets covering dinosaurs, reptiles, horses, the earth and the rainforest. Each set contains 30 cards. $10.99 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe.

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This interactive Klutz book is a multi-award winning way to learn about electricity. With step-by-step instructions for 15 different projects, the 52-page book includes 5 colors of conductive and insulating clay, 20 LEDs and a battery pack. Make a rocket or UFO, cupcake or flashlight. Then add lights and watch them shine. $21.97 at Toyopolis in Santa Fe. continued on page 12


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2018 Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar (8 and older) Each month, this interactive calendar gives kids activities that use their hands and engage their creativity. Design an igloo in January and imagine how aliens celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. The wall calendar is illustrated with creative designs, games and jokes. It comes with more than 300 stickers, and you can decorate the pages, distill secret messages and make up your own ending to comics. $16 at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum. Anaxi (8 and older) What’s is fluffy, sweet and pink? The Anaxi word-association card game, based on the Venn Diagram concept, invites players to come up with people, places or things that fall into multiple categories. Bubble gum is both sweet and pink, but cotton candy is sweet, pink and fluffy. Gain points for all the unique answers you can think up in one minute. The game comes with 75 word cards. $21.99 at funnybonetoys.com

Salt Water Car (10 and older) No batteries are required for this car! Children simply add salt water and the car is ready to race. The Salt Water Car is a multiple award-winning toy and helps teach children about the importance of clean energy. $22.50 at Explora in Albuquerque. Mini Jellyfish Lamp (tweens and teens) This soothing color-changing water lamp features two small jellyfish that swim about in their rectangular home. No, these jellyfish aren’t real, but they look like they are. You children can enjoy sea life in their rooms without having to clean out a tank. $20 at Color Wheel Toys at 526 A Washington NE @ Lomas in Albuquerque. Talk Dock (tweens and teens) Older children can plug their cell phones into the Talk Dock to enjoy not only the fun look of a retro telephone, but also the convenience. The handset can easily be cradled to the ear and, unlike retro phones, can be removed from the base. The Talk Dock base also serves as a charging station. $35.99 at Talin Market.

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Presbyterian Hospital, Physician Office Building

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Spice Box craft kits (12 and older) Spice Box craft kits come neatly packaged in a magnetically closing box with everything you need to get started on a variety of crafts. Instruction manuals give ideas, but you can let your imagination run wild from there. Chose kits from Chinese brush painting — with paints, paper, brushes and templates — to rock painting — with markers, pompoms, googly eyes and more. These sets are super popular at Toyopolis in Santa Fe. $25-27. Electric Plane Launcher (teens) The Electric Plane Launcher uses spinning motors and plastic disks to launch paper planes into the air. Great for teens who enjoy experimenting with paper airplanes. Could be paired with a paper plane design book for a fun gift. $20 at Explora in Albuquerque. Native American Wind Flute Replica (teens) The Native American Wind Flute Replica is crafted out of wood and features an intricately carved animal and a leather strap toward the top. $20 at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. Codenames (teens) Simple rules belie a challenging word-clue game best suited for four to eight players. Two teams compete as one “spymaster” on each team doles out one-word clues connected to a grid of cards on the table visible to everyone. But be careful — it’s easy to guess your opponents’ cards! $14.81 on amazon.com. STOCKING STUFFERS Ultraviolet Touchable Bubbles (3 and older) These bubbles don’t pop right away when touched, allowing children the pleasure of holding a shimmery bubble in their hands. Under a black light, these bubbles also glow. $4 at Explora in Albuquerque. Chameleon Skinz (3 and older) Decorating with duct tape became even more fun with Chameleon Skinz, duct tape that changes color depending on its temperature. Several different colors are available. $5 at Color Wheel Toys at 526 A Washington NE @ Lomas in Albuquerque. Spiral Pendants (6 and older) The pendant on this necklace is a unique spiral shape, making it perfect for holding any small item the wearer chooses, such as a small toy or a stone. It can also be worn on its own. $3 at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. Glux Super Putty (6 and older) No child is too old to play with putty if that putty is thermochromic (color changing)! Glux Super Putty bounces and can be stretched and molded. Glow-in-the-dark, golden, and iridescent putty is also available. Magnetic is available for ages 14 and older (for safety reasons). $7 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY UNM BOOKSTORE: Board Books (babies – preschool) Hickory, Dickory, Dock by Fhiona Galloway is a brightly colored board book from the My Little World series that introduces young children to the popular nursery rhyme. Cook in a Book: Pizza! by Lotta Nieminen is an interactive book that allows even the youngest child to “cook” a pizza by pulling tabs to “pour” ingredients and then finally “slicing” his or her own piece. In My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski, the importance and safety of the parent/child relationship throughout life is celebrated in this relationship between a fox and its mother. Picture Books (3 – 7) With its sweet watercolor illustrations, Boo Who? by Ben Clanton tells the story of Boo, a shy little ghost who learns an important lesson about making friends and feeling included. DIY ABC is an ABC book that is different from others. In this book by Eleonora Marton, children get to draw, color and cut the book as they make their way through the alphabet. C is for Coyote by Andrea Helman also presents the alphabet in a rich and different way. This book features items and animals of the Southwest. Early Readers (4 – 8) Guppy Up! by Jonathan Fenske is a Level 1 early reader that encourages reading through fun rhymes and illustrations that feature a very talented guppy. Sofia Martinez: My Fantastica Family by Jacqueline Jules tells three different stories about Sofia Martinez’s family adventures. This early chapter book encourages family connectivity and includes a Spanish words glossary. Thunder Boy Jr. by awardwinning writer Sherman Alexie tells the story of a Native American boy who is named after his father, but who desires his own name and identity. This sweet story explores family relationships, honors Native American heritage, and features illustrations that are created using wood and clay from collapsed antique Mexican houses. Middle Grade (8 – 12) Labyrinth: Find Your Way Through 14 Magical Mazes by Theo Guignard features mazes filled with mythical creatures. The mazes in Labyrinth are of varying degrees of difficulty and are a great way for families to spend time together. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor and Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger are two clever science books by Jon Scieszka that use humor and “diary”-type illustrations to make learning about science fun. Kids can laugh as Frank Einstein makes silly robots and experiments with renewable energy. Pax by Sara Pennypacker is a serious book that explores the depth of commitment and love as well as the horrors of war as a boy named Peter seeks to find his pet fox Pax in a war-torn land. Young Adult (12 – 18) In Cyclone by Doreen Cronin, 12-year-old Nora struggles with guilt when her cousin Riley has a stroke on a roller coaster and Nora believes it is her fault. Cyclone explores family relationships and communication in a raw, heartfelt way. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is the book on which the recent movie was based. It is the story of a teenage girl forced to stay inside because of a rare medical condition until a boy named Olly challenges everything she has ever known. Wrecked by Maria Padian explores the differing perspectives involved in an alleged sexual assault. In this book, Padian encourages the reader to consider each side of just such an incident and to consider issues such as victim blaming and ruined reputations.

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Silver City Children Create Ceramic Murals Around Town By ANN PATTON Thousands of Silver City children and their mentors have created 60 art murals around this southwest New Mexico town of 10,000. Their art celebrates the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history and culture and stunning natural setting. And more murals are in the works by the Mimbres Region Arts Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Mural Program and others. More than 3,000 children and volunteers worked together to create a ceramic-mosaic mural depicting the great floods of 1895 through 1903 that nearly killed the town. Creating Silver City youngsters and volunteers created this ceramic mosaThe Big Ditch ic mural titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water is Lifeâ&#x20AC;? on the 12th Street Bridge. Photo by mural comDiana Ingalls Lebya. bines art,

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environmental education and community-building. The 60-foot-long mural is a mosaic composite of ceramic raindrops, a storm, the town and a flood. The story is told in running headlines spiraling across the mural, using poetic phrases drawn from newspaper accounts of the day. They explain not only the disaster but also the cause: the hills were denuded by overgrazing and logging, channeling water from the mountains into Main Street, which was built in the waterway. More than 2,000 students and many volunteers completed the mural, which is on a retaining wall below a building that survived the flood. It is on a high bank of the Big Ditch, the 55-foot-deep gully carved down to bedrock by the floods. What is now the ditch was once Main Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I make the children research the culture and history of each site, and their story grows from that,â&#x20AC;? says Silver City artist Diana Ingalls Leyba. She was the catalyst for the Youth Mural Program that began in 2003, and she serves as its coordinator, working through the nonprofit Mimbres Region Arts Council. Children, some as young as first grade, drive the mural program, Diana said. They provide research for the murals, develop the story and the vision, translate their findings into visuals, and create murals with help from mentoring artists and interns. Sometimes Diana invites their parents and the whole town to pitch in. The Youth Mural projects are supported by grants and donors, donated materials and volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just works,â&#x20AC;? Diana said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody offers a wall, somebody kicks in some money, the children begin researching the history and culture of that site, and they develop a vision.â&#x20AC;? Then the magic comes together. Sometimes local tile companies donate clay and glaze. Cooperation with the schools and art teachers is vital. For several years, thousands of volunteers Students apply children's clay handprints to a have mobilized through wall at Penny Park. Photo by Diana Ingalls Lebya. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Comcast Cares Dayâ&#x20AC;? sponsored by the Comcast Foundation. Another recent mural is named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water is Life.â&#x20AC;? The ceramic mosaic is mounted on a long, low bridge and depicts the essential river of life flowing through and sustaining life in the mountains, desert and town. At the local cemetery, children are creating mosaic portraits of town founders and characters such as Billy the Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother. Elsewhere, continued on page 16

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heroes of World War II and of the 1951 Empire Zinc Company mine strike are celebrated, along with library readers and local farmers. Even the clay itself is historically significant – it was used to 1,000 years ago to create the famed pottery of the Mimbres culture. Their largest project to date is Penny Park. In the late 1990s, Silver City children collected pennies and the community came together to create Penny Park, built entirely of wood by volunteers. Not long after, it burned down, from an unknown cause, perhaps a careless firecracker, Diana said. The community rebuilt it – only to have another fire that damaged much of the park. In the third rebirth of Penny Park, the park is encircled and intertwined with ceramic tile and mosaic walls, murals and displays. They contain literally thousands of ceramic handprints of children, mostly from younger grades, who come together year after year to create more magic in their park. “We went into the schools with slabs of clay – really, tons of clay – into art rooms, and worked with art teachers,” Diana said. “The children traced around their hands, cut out their handprints, then decorated them as they chose.” Diana, teens and volunteers dried, glazed, and fired them, and then the children and volunteers put them on the walls. “We did the first batch on Comcast Cares Day, and invited the whole community to help,” she said. “We had thousands of people participating.” Dakota Patton, now 12 and in 7th grade in Tularosa, remembers making hand prints when he was in second grade. “Diana brought big slabs of clay to our art class, had us cut around our hands with a special tool, and put our names on the back of each cutout,” he said. “A few days later, Diana put them on the wall at Penny Park. Diana knows everything. We got to watch as she put them up. It was so cool.” A few years later, Dakota got the chance to be part of a second mural project, a nature mural at Jaurequi Park. This time, he was able to research wild animals and draw and paint them on the mural, where and as he chose. Visiting recently, he proudly described his work in detail. “I did that,” he said. Dakota said being part of a team and seeing the spectacular mural gave

him new confidence. “It inspired me to start doing art, and other things, too. When we drive past the park, I think, ‘I could do that!’ So if I can do that, maybe I can do other things, too. It has been awesome for me.” Dakota was delighted when he rediscovered his hand print on a recent return visit to Penny Park. His friend Jayden A youngster decorates a ceramic raindrop for “The Oldfield, 8, of Ruidoso, Big Ditch” mural. Photo courtesy Youth Mural begged his mother to Program. move to Silver City so he could make murals, too. “Penny Park is the best park I ever saw,” Jayden said. “The walls and all the hand prints are awesome, and the dragon mural on the wall is so cool.” “We’re doing more than just creating art,” Diana said. “We are also building pride and self esteem, teaching children to love their heritage and their homes, and creating community. It has been 14 years now, and kids I have worked with now have kids. Some come back into the program as interns and artists. It’s a basic need we all have to express ourselves.”

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The Big Ditch mural depicts the floods of 1895-1903 that ravaged Silver City and carved a 55-foot-deep channel through the town. The mural inscription includes these words, gathered by children from newspaper accounts of the day: The long-prayed-for rain came and came in torrents. The somber clouds, which for hours had hung threateningly over the Pinos Altos Range, precipitated their pent-up gloom upon the steep hillside, which gathered the waters into a compact volume, from which place it swept down the narrow gorge with terrific force upon the town of Silver City. This flood struck the town in an immense wave twelve feet high and three hundred feet in width, carrying with it everything moveable in its path. The former Main Street had by 1907 acquired a new nickname – the Big Ditch. The floods forever altered the face of downtown Silver City. The Big Ditch now literally splits the town.


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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed 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 Nov 29 for listings in January and February. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

November Arts & Crafts 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, Free Kids’ Crafts, 11am-3pm, Sats. Craft things like Wacky Animal Puppets, Totally Textured Door Hangers, Fall Time Wind Chimes and Crafty Coasters; ages 3+. Check website for specifics. Free, The Shops at Park Square, 6646 Indian School NE, 884-4866, lakeshorelearning.com. Ongoing, Quilting Demonstrations, 10am-2pm, 2nd Weds & 4th Thus. Included with admission, Botanic Garden’s Showroom and Heritage Farmhouse, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 1, DIY Marble Stationary, 2:30-4pm. Decorate cards and envelopes using food coloring and shaving cream; for tweens. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 1, 8, 15, 29, Wacky Wednesday, 2:304pm. Different adventure each week: crafts, hands-on science, maker activities, shows, games or other activities for children in grades K-6; families welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 4, Día De Los Muertos Float Preparation at Explora!, noon-4pm. Help decorate the float in Explora!’s parking lot. Attach flowers and other items and see the float on Nov 5 in the South Valley Día de Los Muertos Marigold Parade & Celebration. Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 4, Nature Crafts: Holiday Gift Ideas, 9-10:30am. Make heartfelt presents for loved ones while saving money and reducing waste by using natural materials to make holiday ornaments, pine cone creatures and other gifts. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0398, bernco.gov. 4, ¡Vamos al Museo! Celebrates Día de los Muertos, 10:30am. This is an artist-led family program. Families take a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material. After, all ages create artwork. Free ($5 donations encouraged), National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701

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4th NW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 18, Craft Club, 2-4pm. Make necklaces out of stacked buttons; materials provided. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, 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. 4, Ukulele Practice/Get-together, 4:30-5:30pm. Bring a ukulele (or check one out) and join other devotees in a practice session. Work with others to build skills; all ages. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. 4, 18, Mama’s Minerals Kids Rock! Geology Classes, 10-11am. Classes introduce basic concepts of geologic time, the rock cycle, types of rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones! For children ages 4 and up. (Parents are, of course, welcome to stay and learn, too!) Free, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. 6, 14, 20, 28, NaNoWriMo: Come Write In!, 6-7pm. November is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words, one life-changing experience. Each session begins with (optional) timed, writing prompt challenges to get creative energy flowing, then continues as a free-write. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. 18, Kids’ Jewelry Making Class, noon-1pm. Kids make beaded jewelry to wear or give as gifts; materials included for either one beaded necklace OR one bracelet. $15 class fee/$10 materials, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. 18, NaNoWriMo: Supporting the Process, 10:30-noon. November is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words, one life-changing experience. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 25, NaNoWriMo: Submission and Publishing, 11am-12:15pm. November is National Novel Writing Month: 30 days, 50,000 words, one life-changing experience. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dance, 7-10pm, Sats. Join the NM Folk Music and Dance Society for a contra dance at the ABQ Square Dance Center. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Elegant English and Contra Dance, 7-9:30pm, 2nd Suns. Live,

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traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, Oddfellows Hall, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Traditional Indian 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 African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall offers an historic photo gallery on the state fairgrounds. 310 San Pedro NE, 222-0785, aapacnm.org. Albuquerque Museum is one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the SW. $1-$4/free general admission Sats, 2-5pm (live music); Suns, 9am-1pm; 1st Wed, 9am-5pm; 3rd, Thus, 58:30pm (family night); family art workshops, 1-2:30pm, Sats, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. American International Rattlesnake Museum. Visitors can learn about snake bites, venom and fangs at the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes. $3$5, 202 San Felipe NW, 242-6569, rattlesnakes.com. Anderson-Abruzzo ABQ International Balloon Museum houses engaging exhibitions and informative programs on the history, science and art of ballooning worldwide. Free 1st Fris; Suns, 9am-1pm; $4/$2/$1/free, under 4, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500, balloonmuseum.com. Botanic Garden is made up of more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens, rated as one of the top 12 in the country by the Travel Channel. Visit the Children’s Fantasy Garden; its entrance is a huge rabbit hole where six-foot earthworms burrow through the walls and there are ninefoot tall potted plants. Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. Explora!’s mission is to create opportunities for inspirational discovery and lifelong learning; visitors are invited to enjoy exhibit areas about the science of water, sound, electricity, bubbles, math, air, illusions and puzzles, light, shadow, color and engineering. Explora welcomes visitors of all ages. $8/$5/$4/free under 1 year, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian culture, history and art. Admission $5.40-$8.40, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorites Museum is a research institution for the study of early solar system and planetary evolution. (Hours are by appointment until further notice). 221 Yale NE, 277-2747, meteorite.unm.edu. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology specializes in the cultural heritage of the Southwest. This museum on the UNM campus also features a reconstructed

cave setting complete with Ice Age drawings and sculptures, and a spectacular collection of prehistoric pottery. 1 University NE, 277-4405, unm.edu/~maxwell. Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History. Examine 3,000 years of evidence for the historical authenticity of the Biblical text displayed through ancient near Eastern artifacts. 10110 Constitution NE, 217-1330, mabh.org. National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the study, advancement and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. Visit the exhibit The Piñata ,which celebrates this art form with over 175 examples. On Sats, 2-3pm, the art museum presents tours, each exploring a different exhibit and theme. 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field. Visit Little Albert’s Lab, which helps children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences. The Lab features a child-sized robotic puppet of Albert Einstein that answers questions. Exhibit components include a hot light display, snake pendulum, compression wave and numerous discovery boxes, all designed to pique an interest in the basics of science. $8-$12, free under 5, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. NM Holocaust & Intolerance Museum and Study Center. Learn about the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. Content is not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area or time. 616 Central SW, 247-0606, nmholocaustmuseum.org. NM Museum of Natural History & Science features eight permanent exhibit halls that take guests through the formation of the universe. Visit the exhibit Emergence: How and why did life on earth emerge? New research taking place around the globe and in NM suggests we are close to the answer. $7 adults/$4 ages 3-12 (free 1st Suns for NM residents bring ID), NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Unser Racing Museum lays out the history of the Unser racing legacy. The Unser family is one of ABQ’s most wellknown families and is prominent in the world of car racing. 1776 Montaño NW, 341-1776, unserracingmuseum.com. Ongoing, 3rd Thursday, 5-8:30pm. Live music and performances, hands-on art activities for kids and adults, select galleries open and food & drink specials. Free from 5-8:30pm, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. Ongoing, Explora!’s Interactive Digital Wall. The interactive wall in the Explora! Theater alternates between “Sketch Aquarium” and “Sketch Town” scenarios. Visitors color and scan things which then appear in a virtual world the size of a wall; touch to see what happens. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 4, 38th Annual Native American Student Art Show Opening Reception, 1-3pm. The future of Native culture lies with children, which is why the IPCC


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar founded this annual exhibit to encourage Native youth to learn an art and develop their own creativity. This year’s theme, The Power of Stories, pays homage to the singular role of stories in Pueblo culture. Student artwork will be on display in the IPCC’s Artists Circle Gallery from Nov 4 through Jan 5. Included with admission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 11, 2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro, 1-4pm. Free admission and programming; take a self-paced tour of this historic property. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Rd, 898-3915, cabq.gov. 11, Veterans: Free Admission at Explora!, 10am-6pm. In honor of Veterans Day, Explora offers complimentary admission for US Military Veterans and one accompanied guest today as a small thank you for your service. Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 24, Build Your Own Roller Coaster, 10am-6pm. Engage with Explora!’s new roller coaster exhibit; experiment with tracks of different heights and angles; add a ramp or a loop to design a perfect coaster. Included with admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

5, Doggie Dash & Dawdle, 8am-1pm. Celebrate the human + animal bond with a 5K dash at 9am followed by the onemile Dawdle (fun walk) at 11am; open to all participants and ages and their canine companions. After, enjoy games, live entertainment, the Barketplace with more than 70 vendors, a doggie carnival with games, prizes, contests, off-leash dog park, agility park and agility performances. Balloon Fiesta Park, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, animalhumanenm.org. 5, 12, Corrales Growers Market, 9am-noon, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales Rd, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 9, Volcano Vista High School Arts

Fairs and Festivals Ongoing, through Nov 12, NM Chinese Lantern Festival, 5:30-10:30pm. More than 30 larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. In addition to lanterns, nightly performances and handicrafts, there will be food and beverages. $10-$40. Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, exponm.com. 2, 29th Annual Winter Spanish Market, 2-9pm, Fri; 9am-5pm Sat. Traditional and innovative Spanish Colonial art, featuring over 100 artists (adult and youth), music and food. $6-$10, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, spanishcolonial.org. 3, Día de los Muertos: Despedida, 57pm. Music, poetry and hands-on art making. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus; enjoy music, traditional chocolate mexicano, pan de muertos and sharing memories; all ages. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 4, Downtown Growers Market, 8am-noon. More than 50 produce vendors, a variety of artists, live local music and community organizations. Robinson Park, Central and 8th, 243-2230, downtowngrowers.org. 4, Scandinavian Festival, 10am-4pm. Featuring Norwegian and Swedish folk art, food, Scandinavian dance performances (11am & 12:30pm) and a kids’ craft corner. Free, St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul NE, 294-5739, scandiabq.org. 5, 25th Annual South Valley Día De Los Muertos Marigold Parade and Celebration, 2-6pm. The parade starts 2pm at the Bernalillo Sheriff’s Substation at Centro Familiar and Isleta. Music, altars, food and art vendors to follow the parade at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW, 433-5899, muertosymarigolds.org.

16, ¡Salud y Sabor!: Mundo Latino: Chef Showdown, 5:30-7:30pm. This 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. Community members gather for cooking demos using locally grown ingredients, as well as art activities, health screenings and live entertainment. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 18, 19, 36th Annual Placitas Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Sale, 10am-5pm, Sat; 10am-4:30pm, Sun. Some of the finest Artists and Artisans are juried into this sale. Multiple locations in Placitas, placitasholidaysale.com. 24-26, Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, 10am-5pm, Fri & Sat; 10am-4pm, Sun. Kick off holiday shopping with this festival. $11/$8/free under 12, Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, riograndefestivals.com. 25-Dec 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. $12/$6/ free under 3, ABQ Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 764-6280, riveroflights.org.

Music Alissa, 9 and Crafts Fair, 9am-3pm. This Arts and Crafts Fair is hosted by special education students and teachers at Volcano Vista High School. The students “work” at the craft fair in varying capacities and are able to apply the skills learned in classes such as vocational and life skills as they prepare for and participate in the fair experience. The money earned is used to fund field trips into the community. Free, Volcano Vista High School, 8100 Rainbow NW, 890-0343. 11, 7th Annual Pueblo Fiber Arts Show & Sale, 9am-4pm. This annual celebration is the only show in the world devoted exclusively to one of the oldest Pueblo art forms. Join nearly two dozen artists for this showcase of Pueblo weaving, embroidery, spinning, knitting, crochet, sewing and basketry. Free, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 11, ABQ Uptown’s Tree Lighting Event, 4-8pm. Light bites, beverages and the lighting of ABQ Uptown’s 45-foot Christmas tree; all ages. $5 ages 4+, ABQ Uptown Parking Deck, 2200 Louisianna NE, 792-1929, simon.com. 11, Veteran’s Day Commemoration, 10am-3pm. Each year Native veterans, family members and community members gather to honor those who have served their country. The Kallestewa Dance Group of Zuni Pueblo will also offer traditional dances at 11am and 2pm. Free to all veterans; included with admission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org.

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, Explora! Music Jam, 2:152:45pm, Weds & Thus. Instruments are provided for all ages. Included w/admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248323, explora.us. Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drum, 6-9pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 10+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado SE, 715-4189. 1, 2, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, noon. VânÁnh Vanessa Võ devotes her life-long passion and mastery of the dan tranh zither to the creation of distinctive music blended with a cultural essence that can only come from this unique Vietnamese instrument. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742 (Nov 1); South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta SW, 877-5170, (Nov 2), ampconcerts.org, abclibrary.org. 7, Youth Orchestra, 7:30pm. Presented by The ABQ Youth Symphony Program. $10/free under 11, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 925-5858, popejoypresents.com, aysmusic.org. 9, Youth Orchestra, 7:30pm. Presented by The ABQ Youth Symphony Program. $5 at door/free under 11, La Cueva High School, 7801 Wilshire NE, 925-5858, aysmusic.org. 12, Chamber Concert, 4pm. Presented by The ABQ Youth Symphony Program. Free, Dale E Kempter Center for Music

Education, 4407 Menaul NE, 925-5858, aysmusic.org. 16,Youth Concert Orchestra, 7:30pm. $5/free 10 and under Volcano Vista High School, 8100 Rainbow NW, 925-5858, aysmusic.org.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Alamosa Library, Basics for Beginners, library card required, by appointment; Family Coloring Club (all ages), 2nd Tues, 3-4pm; Lego Club (ages 6+), 2nd Mons, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime, Weds, 10am; Read to the Dogs (ages 6+), 2nd Tues, 3-4:30pm & 3rd Thus, 34:30pm. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 8360684, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Central & Unser Library, Bilingual One on One Computer Help, Weds, 4-5pm; Crafty Club for Kids (ages 38), Mons, 10:30am; ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:30am; ECRR Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 10:30am; Lego Club (ages 6+), 4th Fris, 4pm; Monthly Children’s Program (ages 3-8), 3rd Mons, 4pm;; Monthly Movie, (ages 17+), 3rd Tue, 5:30pm; Monthly Tween and Teen Movie Showing (ages 9-18), 2nd Mons, 4pm; Sunday Movies, Suns, 1:30pm; Free, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Cherry Hills Library, An Itch to Stitch (all ages), Tues, 10am-noon; Baby and Toddler Storytime, (ages 0-2), Weds & Thus, 11am; Chess Club, 1st Sats, 13pm; Elementary Science or Art (ages 612), 3rd Tues, registration required; First Friday Book Group, 1st Fris, 10:30amnoon; Genealogy: One on One, Weds, two sessions, registration required; Gizmo Garage, dates and times on website; Let’s Lego (ages 6-12), 2nd Sun & 4th Wed, 3pm; Mystery Book Group, 1st Tue, 6-7:30pm; Preschool Art or Science (ages 3-5), dates and times on website (registration required, limit 15, children must be accompanied); Preschool Storytime, (ages 3-5), Weds & Thus, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 1st & 3rd Sat, 1-3pm; Spanish Literature Group, dates and times on website; Sunday Sci-Fi Book Club, 3rd Sun, 2:30-4pm; Tablet Class: One on One, check website for details; Third Tuesday Book Group, 3rd Tues, 6-7:30pm; Tween Time, (ages 9-12), 2nd Tues. Free, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, East Mountain Library, East Mountain Book Club, 1st Thus, 5:45pm; Family Storytime, Weds, 10:3011:15am; Lego Club (age 4-12), 2nd Sats, 23pm; One-on-One Computer sessions, Thus, 11am-noon, by appointment; Read to the Dogs, Weds & 2nd Sat, 1-2pm; YuGi-Oh! Club (tweens and teens), 3rd Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Erna Fergusson Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:15am; Dungeons & Dragons (ages 13-19), 4th Sats (call to reserve a spot); Lego Club (ages 5+), 3rd Sat, 2:30pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), Thus, 10:15am; Oneon-One Computer Sessions, Tues, 1 & 2pm, call to sign up; Origami club (ages 10+), 1st Fris, 4pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Shear Madness, 2nd Sat, 2:30-4:30pm; Free, 3700 San

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Juan Tabo Library, Big Hands, Little Hands (ages 3-6), 1st Sats, 11am-noon, must be accompanied by an adult; Lego Club (ages 4+), 4th Sats, 1:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime, Tues; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus & 3rd Sats, 11:15am; Reading Across America Book Club, 3rd Thus, 1:30pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Sat, 9-1oam; Zentangle Club (ages 16+), 2nd Fri, 1:30pm; Zoob Club (age 6+), 3rd Weds, 3:30pm. Free, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Fris, 10:30am; Family Craft (ages 5+), 2nd Sats, 3pm; Knitting Club, Tues, 2-3:30pm; Lomas Tramway Book Group, 1st Weds, 23pm; Music by the Mountain, events vary; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Sats, 12:30pm & 3rd Weds, 3:30pm. Free, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Los Griegos Library, ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-2), Weds, 11:1511:45am; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sat, 3-4pm; Lego Club, 3rd Thus, 4-5pm (DUPLOS provided for ages under 5); Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15-11:45am. Free, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Main Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Thus, 10:30am; Family Storytime (all ages), Sats, 11:30am; Genealogy Research Day (ages 15+), last Tues, 10:30am-3:30pm; Lego Club (ages 5-18), 3rd Weds, 3:30-5pm; Minecraft Club (ages 9-18), 2nd Tues, 45:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Mons, 10:30am; Perler Bead Creations (ages 5-18), 4th Tues, 4-6pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Walk-In Computer Help, Weds, 11am-noon & Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, North Valley Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-2 years), Tues, 11am; Craft Time, 3rd Weds, 4-5pm; Ereader & Computer Help, Thus, 11am & Sats, 10am (registration required); Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Thus, 3:30-5pm; North Valley Book Club, one Fri per month noon-1pm, call for dates; Not Just Knitters, Thus, 2-3:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 3:15-4:30pm & Sats 3-4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 3rd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; San Pedro Playdate (ages 0-5), 1st Thus, 11am-noon. Free, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Craft Time (all ages), once a month, call for details; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Thus, 45pm, drop in; Lego Club (ages 5+), last Tue, 3:30-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, Thus, 4-5pm; Wii Saturdays (children, tweens and teens), Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Valley Library, Book Discussion Group, 3rd Sat, noon; Children’s Mystery Activity Time (ages 4+), 4th Fris, drop in any time 3-5pm; Family Craft, 3rd Weds, drop in any time, 3-5pm; Family Movie Night, 2nd Fri & Sat, 3pm; Gizmo Garage, 1st Sat, noon-1pm;

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Lego/DUPLO Club (ages 4-14), 1st & 3rd Fri, 3-5pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Thus, 2:30pm and 1st & 3rd Fris, 10:30am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 2nd & 4th Weds, 2:30-4:30pm; Quilting Circle (all levels - bring your own materials). 4th Sat in Nov, 3-5pm; Bilingual Oneon-One Computer Skills, Thus, 11am-noon & 5-6pm; Sats, 4-5pm. Free, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Special Collections Library, Gizmo Garage, by appointment only; Weekly Library Tour, Thus, noon. Free, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library, Drop-In Gadget and Computer Help, Weds, 9:30-11am; Family Craft, 1st Wed, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime, Sats, 10:30am; Gizmo Garage (registration required), Suns, 3pm, Weds, 6pm or Thus, 10am; A Good Yarn (ages 12+), Fris, 2-3:30pm; Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Wed, 3:305pm; Pajama Storytime, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; Preschool Storytime, Tues & Thus, 10:30am; Taylor Ranch Book Group, 2nd Sat, 2-3:30pm; Young Adult Group Meeting (ages 13-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Tony Hillerman Library, Craftastic Afternoon (ages 6-12), 1st Thus, 4pm; Hillerman Stitching Club (all ages and skill levels), Tues, 11am-1pm; Lego Adventures (all ages), 1st Sat, 2pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-5), Sats, 10:15am; Origami Adventures (ages 5+), 2nd Sat, 2pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus or Fris, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 4pm; 1st Sats 11am; Sensory Friendly Hour, 1st Sats,9-10am; Who Dunnit? Mystery Book Club, 2nd Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org.

Open Houses 5, Hope Christian School Open House, 2pm. Join the open house or schedule a private tour. Advanced curriculum, biblical worldview, exracurricular K-12 sports, music, arts and drama, after school programs, community service focus and affordable tuition. Free, 821-2513, HCSNM.org. 12, Manzano Day School Open House, 2-4pm. Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year; notfor-profit, core values, environmental education, 21st century skills, community service. Free, 1801 Central NW, 243-6659, manzanodayschool.org. 16, Early College Academy, Open House, 5:45-7:45pm. Grades 9-12, now accepting applications for this diplomagranting APS college prep school offering rigorous academic curriculum with opportunities for dual credit coursework through UNM, CNM or Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA); also visit the Career Enrichment Center for grades 1012, apply spring 2018 for hands-on courses for APS High School and APS charter school students. Coursework for nurses, EMTs, engineers, doctors, computer programmers, police officers, fire fighters

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and others. Free transportation provided, APS Premier Schools of Choice, 807 Mountain NE, 247-3658, cec.aps.edu. 29, Oak Grove Classical Academy, Info Meeting. Pre K-12th grade info meeting; With a firm lens of truth, Oak Grove Classical Academy specifically and intentionally uses the classical methodology to present truth so that students may be formed and not simply informed. OakGroveClassical.com.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats & Suns. Join naturalists for a guided bird walk. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Ctr 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. Topics range from mysteries of China to Great White Sharks; see website for schedule. $10/$8/$6/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 8412800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Explora’s Experiment Bar, 10am-6pm, Mons-Sats; noon-6pm, Suns. Microscopes, pigments, chromatography, oh my! One never knows what will be encountered as activities change throughout the month. Included with admission, free for members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, Family Fun Days, noon5pm, Suns in November. This month’s theme is “Birding at Bachechi:” activities for families including counting the cranes passing overhear and mapping their migration; learn about what adaptations allow birds to fly and make a bird feeder to take home. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 3140398, bernco.gov. Ongoing, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6 & 7pm, 1st Fris. This fulldome planetarium show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals; suitable for ages 3+; the show usually sells out so buy tickets in advance. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Nature Walks, 10:30am, 2nd Sats. Take an insightful nature tour of the bosque with a volunteer naturalist. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Planetarium Shows, The Planetarium is a theater that blends art, science and fun; the 55-foot full dome theater features education and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$4/free under 3, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 9-11am, Mons. Explora! opens an hour early for caregivers and toddlers ages 5 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Included with admission ($4-$8/free for members),

Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 3, 12 Months of Math activities at Discovery Festival, 9am-3pm, Fri; 10am-2pm, Sat. Look for math-related activities at the Discovery Festival, a Big Brothers Big Sisters project. ABQ Convention Center, 12MonthsofMath.org 4, Jellies and Jammies, 6pm. Girls/Daisies ages 5-6 can bring a friend ages 3-6 to spend an evening with Girl Scouts at the Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium. Learn about the creatures, explore the tide pool and touch and learn about starfish and stingrays. Special activities will earn a jelly patch; wear your pajamas, pizza provided. $20 members (girls)/$15 adults/$25 non-scout members (girls)/$20 adults, ABQ BioPark Aquarium, 903 10th SW, 343-1040, nmgirlscouts.org. 5, 19, Adventures in Science at Explora!, 3-4pm. Hands-on science activities hosted by students from Explora!'s Youth Internship Program. With admission/free members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 11, Orangutan Awareness Day, 10am2pm. Discover the fascinating natural history of orangutans and learn how you can help them. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 11-12, National Parks Fee Free Day, 7am-10pm. Veterans Day Weekend is fee free (no entrance fees) at National 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. 17, 18, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; 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 Bio Park, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 29, LEAP Into Science Workshop: Measure Up!, 3-5pm. What did people use before tape measures? How did they measure distances, lengths, or widths? Children can learn by exploring nonstandard measurement as a way of learning how and why people developed standards for measuring things; ideal for ages 6 - 9. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org.

Stage 7-11, NM Young Actors Present Oz! School shows, 10am, Tue-Fri; 12:30pm Thu & Fri; 2pm, Sat. Join Dorothy and Toto as they try to find their way home from the magical land of Oz. $6, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central SW, 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org, kimotickets.com. 10-19, Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering, various times. This creation has a cast of 135 professional and community dancers aged 8 – 80. $25-$30, Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, 227-8583, KeshetArts.org.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 11, 12, NM Young Actors Present Oz!, 2pm. Join Dorothy and Toto as they try to find their way home from the magical land of Oz. $12/$10 under 13, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central SW, 768-3544, nmyoungactors.org, kimotickets.com. 11, 12, The Emperor’s New Clothes, 2pm. Enjoy the story of the two swindlers who convince the Emperor that his new set of “invisible” clothes are a perfect fit. $6-$8, North 4th Performing Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 821-8055, youngactors.org. 25-30, The Nutcracker Ballet, 2 & 7pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Featuring current American Ballet Theatre dancers & current NYC Ballet Principal dancers. New Mexico Ballet Company will be joined by David Felberg and the New Mexico Philharmonic to present this classic with a full, live orchestra, professional dancers and beautiful sets and costumes. $9-$50, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 292-4245, newmexicoballetcompany.com.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, American Girl Book Club, 4:30pm, 3rd Weds. For readers ages 6-11, open to American Girl fans; reading and crafts. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Bookworks Storytime, 10:30am, Thus. Theme changes every week and usually integrates a snack, craft or activity. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, ¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime, 10-11am, 2nd & 4th Thus. Parents or caregiver must remain with their child; ages 1preschool. Free, History and Literary Arts Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Letters About Literature. Readers in grades 4-12 write a letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story or program. The letters are sent to the Library of Congress for initial sorting and then sent to the NM State Library for judging. NM state judges will select the top letter writers in NM, who then advance to the national competition. All entries must be postmarked by Jan 12, 2018. For more information visit nmstatelibrary.org/ letters-about-literature. Ongoing, Magic Treehouse Book Club, 4:30pm, last Weds. For readers ages 6-11. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Help write a collaborative novel on the library’s typewriter; officially register with NaNoWriMo and write your own 50,000-word novel before the end of November to receive special recognition. Free, Loma Colorado Library, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Stories in the Sky, Weds, 9:30, 11am. An aerial-themed story along with arts & crafts, music & song; geared toward ages up to 6 years. Free, Sky Lounge, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 686-6020,

balloonmuseum.com. Ongoing, Storytime with Miss Haven, 7pm, Fris. Stories, activities and snacks; all ages. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 2, 16, 30, Storytime, 10-10:30am. Stories, rhymes and activities. Each week will feature a different theme; ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult; ages 4-6 may attend alone. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 3, 4, 17, 18, 30, Jiggle & Jam, 10am. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in children. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 4, Local Author Fair, 1-4pm. The fair features 35 local writers of fiction and non-fiction, children's and adult literature. This is an all ages event; books will be available for purchase and signing. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. 7, 14, 28, Jiggle and Jam, 10:30am. Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in your child; ages 0-5 with their adult caregivers. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 7, 14, 21, 28, Knit Clique, 4-6pm. A multi-generational knitting club for beginning and experienced knitters grades 5+; hear a story at the same time. 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. 18, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm. Children who are not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register upon arrival. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 18, Tellabration! - A Worldwide Celebration of Storytelling, Fata Morgana, 1-2pm. Storyteller Loren Niemi tells a choose-your-own-adventure story about the Baker, the Contessa, the Mapmaker and the Widow. Each is in search of their destiny with four paths to an improbable destination and five possible endings to this magical story. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. 18, Tellabration! - A Worldwide Celebration of Storytelling, 11amnoon. Tricksters, travelers and fools; join storyteller Regina Ress for a program of interactive stories from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Stories of tricky monkeys, clever toads and magical children. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on

the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, NM Breastfeeding Task Force, Greater ABQ Area Chapter, 11am-noon, 4th Tues, followed by Free Breastfeeding Support, 11am-noon. Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, Breastfeeding Support Group, noon-1pm, 4th Tues (except holiday months). Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 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 their lives while living with epilepsy. Call 243-9119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more; monthly parent meetings and family activities. 235-0229, nmfoodallergy@gmail.com, nmfaso.com, Facebook NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Mamas & Babies Group, noon-2pm, Tues. A fun way to meet other families with little ones; join FB group for updates: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 123 Wellesley SE (and other locations like parks). Ongoing, OCD Support Group, 56:30pm, every other Tues. Kids and teens can learn more about this misunderstood diagnosis and gain support and information from others suffering with OCD and related disorders. Free, NM OCD Support, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 3501849, check Facebook for changes. 25, 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.

abclibrary.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, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Teen Book Club, one Sat per month, 4:30pm. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Teen Science Cafe, 5-7pm, 1st Fris. Teens, meet other teens, have a snack, and enjoy a science-themed evening with a demo and/or activities with a local scientist. No registration. Free, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 505224-8300, explora.us. Ongoing, Young Adult Group Meeting (ages 13-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. 8, Ani-Manga Club, 6-7pm, New anime and manga topics plus themed food and activities; ages 13-19. Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 17, Roust the House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Features local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano, to singer songwriters, hip hoppers and spoken word artists. Interested bands and performers should contact Outpost. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 21, Cafe Scientifique for Teens, 67:30pm. What is Exercise Science? A program created by teens for teens. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org, cafenm.org. 21, Pop Art Portraiture, 3:30-5:30pm. Teens join for a fun lesson in pop art portraiture. Use vibrant color and techniques to create unique portraits influenced by the style of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Explore one of art history's most inspirational movements; registration required; ages 12-18. Free, Main Library Youth Room, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org.

Winter Break Camps

Especially for Parents

20-21 & 21-24, Liz Sanchez Stables Fall Break Camp. For ages 5-15. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com.

Just for Teens Ongoing, A Good Yarn, 2-3:30pm, Fris. Knitting, crocheting or other needle craft drop-in stitch group; ages 12+, new knitters welcome. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Sats; ages 13-19. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100,

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, 1031 Lamberton NE, 800-432-2075, 452-6099. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and info to breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations, 821-2511, lllnm.org. 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, New Parents’ Group, 10am-

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar noon, Tues. Weekly gathering for new parents and their babies to get support, encouragement, advice. Inspired Birth & Families, 6855 4th NW, Ste E2, 232-2772, inspiredabq.com. 3, Ladies Night: Metal Bracelet Stamping, 7-9pm. $25, two cuffs, Painted Soul Pottery & Art Studio, 4300 Ridgecrest SE, Suite K, Rio Rancho, 2478504, paintedsoulpottery.com. 3, The Power of Positive Discipline: “You’re Not Listening.” Positive Parenting Program has more than 30 years of ongoing research and is one of the few evidence-based parenting programs. Childcare and dinner with registration; space limited. Shepherd of the Valley Preschool, 1804 Montano NW, 344-9798, shepherdofthevalleychurch.org. 17, Adult Night at Explora!, 6:3010pm. Challenge yourself or your friends to roller coaster making competitions, paper airplane flying, or mini house building and decorating. Check out flying tinsel, learn to make jewelry or conduct electricity experiments. Explore all hands-on exhibit activities and enjoy live music and light refreshments; ages 18+. $8/$5 65+, students or military with ID/free members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 17, Holiday Craft Project, 7-9pm. Painted Soul Pottery & Art Studio, 4300 Ridgecrest SE, Suite K, Rio Rancho, 247-8504, paintedsoulpottery.com. 25, Kids Night, 5-7pm. Drop off your kids, they’ll be fed dinner and will make gifts for family and friends; multiple crafts to choose from. $25, Painted Soul Pottery & Art Studio, 4300 Ridgecrest SE, Suite K, Rio Rancho, 274-8504, paintedsoulpottery.com. 25, Mindful Market, 12:30pm. Celebrate Small Business Saturday. An opportunity to shop and support many local businesses all in one place. Free, Mindful Movement and Wellness, 5916 Anaheim NE, 301-8149. 30, Christmas Tree Pallet Art, 7-9pm. $30, Painted Soul Pottery & Art Studio, 4300 Ridgecrest SE, Suite K, Rio Rancho, 247-8504, paintedsoulpottery.com.

For Teachers 27-30, NM Young Actors Present The Emperor’s New Clothes, Touring Schools. Call to book a performance at your school to enjoy the clever story of the two swindlers who convince the Emperor that his new set of “invisible” clothes are a perfect hit. 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org.

Also of Interest 4, Children’s Book Sale, 11am-3pm. Thirty percent off kids books, plush; infant, youth and toddler Lobowear; free refreshments. UNM Bookstore, Main Campus, bookstore.unm.edu. 11, Peaceful Communication: A Family Learning Event, 1:30-3:30pm. How to talk with family, friends and co-workers in a way that creates peace instead

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of conflict. Children will have special learning activities while adults go through their own training; afterward, create a peace mural. Must pre-register by Nov 9. Free, Unitarian Universalist Westside Congregation, 1650 Abrazo NE, Rio Rancho, 896-8192, uuwestside.org. 13, 27, CoderDojo, 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 717 join volunteer coding experts and try your hand in coding. Bring a laptop or tablet if you can. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 15, Interactive Movie: LEGO Batman, 2:30-4:30pm. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 17, Luminarias: A New Mexico Tradition, Order online by Nov 17. Pick up $9 per dozen on Dec. 16 or order 4 dozen or more for delivery on Dec 9; presented by ABQ Youth Symphony Program. aysmusic.org. 17-19, 4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest. Experience the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as to films that explore the Pueblo experience. $10 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 18, 19, Rails Along The Rio Grande 2017, 9am-5pm, Sat; 9am-4pm, Sun. Model Train Show, big operating train layouts, new and used model trains and accessories. $5, free under 12, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, railsalongtheriogrande.org. 25, Hocus Pocus Magic Show 2017, 3pm. Sophisticated magic, comedy, juggling and unusual acts from around the world. $19-$44, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 886-1251, kimotickets.com. 29, Wednesday Evening Movie, 46pm. An evening movie in the story pit; bring a water bottle and munchies (nothing sticky and no oranges or orangescented food or drinks); for ages 3-18. Free, Main Library Youth Room, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org.

December See November for Ongoing Activities

Arts & Crafts 1, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am, 1st Sats. Families take a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material; then create artwork; all ages. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 2, 16, Mama’s Minerals Kids Rock! Geology Classes, 10-11am. Classes introduce basic concepts of geologic time, the rock cycle, types of rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones! For children ages 4 and up. (Parents are of course welcome to stay and learn, too!) Free, Mama’s Minerals,

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800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. 4-Jan 8, Annual Pueblo Gingerbread House Contest, 9am-5pm. Children and adults are invited to enter a gingerbread house inspired by a Pueblo village, house, community, church or historic building with prizes awarded for children and adults. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 6, Thumbprint Lights Kids Craft, 35pm. Make thumb print lights; a great present; materials provided and children must be accompanied by an adult (dress for a little mess). Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org.

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Fairs and Festivals 1, Free Museum Admission during Old Town Holiday Stroll, 5-9pm. Enjoy activities, entertainment and gift store discounts. Free, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us 1, Mother Nature’s Luminarias, 58pm. Explore Fluorescent Minerals During the Old Town Holiday Stroll; free gift for kids, biscohitos and hot apple cider. Free parking at Mama’s Minerals. Mamas Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com. 1, Old Town Holiday Stroll ABQ Museum, 5-9pm. Listen to music, make holiday-themed art and enjoy museum exhibits and sales at the Museum Store. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 1, Pueblo Shop & Stroll: A Fireside Tradition, 5-8pm. Shop a bazaar featuring Native artists selling handcrafted clay ornaments, nativity sets, jewelry, art and gifts; holiday arts and crafts for children, a nighttime dance by the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, hot cocoa beside the bonfire and luminarias. Included with admission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. 843-7270, 12th NW. 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 2, Lew Wallace Elementary School Craft Fair, 10am-3pm. Holiday craft fair & silent auction. Local crafters, student art & vendor's such as LuLaRoe & Gold Canyon Candles. FREE admission, 513 6th St. NW. 505-270-9401. 2, CSA Holiday Art Fest, 10am-5pm, Sat; 10am-3:30pm, Sun. There will be 30+

juried artist delaying their creations including painting, photography, jewelry, fiber art, pottery and metal art. Food provided by Las Ristras Restaurant. Free, Cottonwood Montessori School, 3896 Corrales Road, 891-3090. 10, Hanukkah at the Jewish Community Center, noon. Latkes, NY deli, kids’ specials, sufganiot & more by Ruth Rosenstein's Rhubarb & Elliott. Shopping for Judaica, books, artwork, Hanukkah items. Kids' activities - bouncer; holiday crafts, sports, games and community Hanukkah lighting, plus latke contest! Free admission; Free parking. 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE. 505-332-0565.

Music 2, Classical Guitar Performance, 12pm. Enjoy the classical and holiday sounds of Paul Nielsen and Kevin Caffrey. Paul and Kevin are a part of Guitar NM, a non-profit organization that fosters the appreciation of classical guitar in ABQ and surrounding areas; all ages. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, guitarnewmexico.org. 3, Preparatory String Orchestra and Junior String Orchestra, 4pm. Volcano Vista High School, 8100 Rainbow NW, 925-5858, aysmusic.org. 4, Community Outreach Concert, 6pm. Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette NE, aysmusic.org. 18, Shelley Morningsong, noon. Shelley Morningsong has recorded five sensational Native American, Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of NM’s finest Native performers. Free, reservations encouraged, Erna Fergusson Library, 2700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, ampconcerts.org. 19, Shelley Morningsong, noon. Shelley Morningsong has recorded five sensational Native American, Contemporary albums and has emerged as one of NM’s finest Native performers. Free, reservations encouraged, Lomas Tramway Library, 291-6295, 908 Eastridge NE, ampconcerts.org.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; Lego Club (ages 5+), 2nd & 4th Fris, 3-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 10:30-11:30am, Sats, San Pedro Playdate (ages 0-5), 1st Thus, 11am-noon. Free, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org.

Science & Nature 3, Adventures in Science at Explora!, 3-4pm. Enjoy hands-on science activities hosted by students from Explora!'s Youth Internship Program. With admission/free members. Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 3, International Cheetah Day, 10am2pm. Support cheetahs in the race against extinction. Included with admis-


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar sion, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 7646214, cabq.gov. 4, Hour of Code at Explora!, 2:304:30pm. Learn about coding - no experience necessary; ages 7+, adults welcome. Included with admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 9, Hour of Code at Explora!, 1:302:30pm. Learn about coding - no experience necessary; ages 7+, adults welcome. Included with admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 10, Sensory-Friendly Hours at Explora!, 10am-noon. For visitors who want a less sensory-stimulating experience. Included with admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 16, LEAP into Science: Do You See What I See?, 2-3:30pm. Light bounces, or reflects, off of smooth shiny surfaces in predictable ways. In this workshop, children and families will enjoy using mirrors to bounce light all over the room and to see around corners. No registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org.

Stage 1-24, Annie, 7:30pm, Thus, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Sats & Suns. Based on Little Orphan Annie, the popular comic strip, the show features a score written by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, including the Broadway hit, Tomorrow. Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 242-4750, AlbuquerqueLittleTheatre.org. 2, The Emperor’s New Clothes, 6 & 7:30pm. Enjoy the story of the two swindlers who convince the Emperor that his new set of “invisible” clothes are a perfect fit. $8/$6, North 4th Performing Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org. 3, Stahlbaum’s Story Time, 5-7pm. An annual, kid-friendly, festive holiday fundraiser to raise money for BRT’s Pointe Shoe Fund. Children can make nutcracker crafts and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends.$20/$15 ages 3-10/$50 family 4-pack, Napoli Coffee, 3035 Menaul NE, 888-1054, brtnm.com. 8-10, Christmas Joy 2017, 7pm, Fri; 2 & 7pm; Sat; 2pm, Sun. The Performers of Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 33rd 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, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, theperformers.org. 8-10, 15-17, Annie Jr., 7-8:30pm, Fris, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. $10, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 9, Kids Variety Show, 1-3pm. For and by kids of all ages and levels: dance, music, comedy, theater. Call to reserve a performance slot; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Outpost Per-

formance Space, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, The Nutcracker, various times. Ballet Repertory Theatre presents The Nutcracker, full of mischievous mice, sweet dancing treats, and a sprinkle of sparkling snowflakes; all ages. $17-$30 (special military pricing Dec 20), KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, KiMoTickets.com. 10, 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. $29.50-$176.50, Kiva Auditorium, ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd NW, 800-745-3000, nutcracker.com/buytickets. 15-17, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, 7pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sat & Sun. The Festival Ballet ABQ and National Hispanic Cultural Center present this production with full orchestra conducted by Guillermo Figueroa and choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells. $10-$49, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1704 4th SW, 296-9465, festivalballetabq.org. 15-31, Mama Mia!, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. This tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise; on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. African American Performing Arts Center, Expo NM, 265-9119, musicaltheatresw.com. 16, Handel's Children's Messiah with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, 10:30am. An introduction to one of the most famous pieces in the repertoire, this 45-minute concert includes select movements from the Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio, interspersed with popular sing-a-long carols. Performed by professional instrumentalists and singers from local elementary and middle schools. Wearing festive clothing, bringing comfy pillows to sit on and sporting Handelian wigs are all encouraged; all ages. Free, Cathedral of St. John, 318 Silver SW, 821-1956, polyphonynm.com. 19, The MeshugaNutcracker!, 7pm. The MeshugaNutcracker! is a full-length musical comedy that features the silly sensibilities of the folklore of Chelm (a fictional town of fools) underscored by a Klezmer-ized orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, including original lyrics that celebrate Chanukah. 7pm, Cottonwood 16, 10000 Coors Bypass, fathomevents.com. 22, 23, A Very Star Wars Christmas A Musical Parody, 7-9pm. When Darth Vader complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Forcemas season, Queen Amidala suggests that he become director of the school Forcemas pageant. $10, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov.

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Ongoing, Stories by the Fireside, 56pm, Sats. Children can experience the age-old tradition of hearing stories while gathered in a circle around the fire. A storyteller will weave a different Pueblo tale and the education team will guide an art activity that relates to the story. Included with admission, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW. 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, Jiggle & Jam, 10am. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in children. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 7, Book Talk and Signing, 5pm. Author and illustrator Jan Brett will be visiting for her latest picture book, The Mermaid. Free, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. 16, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm. Children who are not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register on arrival. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 20, ECRR Workshop: What is Early Literacy?, 10:30-11am. Early Literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write. Learn how to help children develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing; free books. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org.

1, Gingerbread Enchantment, 6:308:30pm. Build a house ... buy a house! Gingerbread Enchantment is a way to get in the holiday spirit and help out a great cause at the same time. All proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque’s Low Income Meal Program. $5, Balloon Fiesta Park, 6000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, 768-6050, gingerbreadenchantment.com. 2, Twinkle Light Parade, The parade is a family-friendly holiday event featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, equestrian clubs, fire trucks, car clubs and businesses. All ages, Nob Hill, cabq.gov. 9, Virgin of Guadalupe Celebration, 5-8pm. Celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe with live music and an art reception; the library will be open from 6 to 8pm with limited services. Free, Location South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 17, Breakfast with Santa, 9-11am. A morning filled with a pancake, eggs and sausage breakfast cooked by G-Force Elves; 5x7” photo with Santa included; crafts and cookie decorating. $20/child (one adult free with each child paid), $10/additional adult, 898-7334, gforcegymnastics.com. 23, Center for the Book Tour and Printing Press Demonstration, 5:306:30pm. Join Bill Farmer, for a tour of the Library’s press room. Try your hand at setting type and participate in a demonstration of one of the replica printing presses. Also, view a miniature collection and examples of early printing. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org. 23, Family Movie: A Christmas Story, 3:30-5pm. Watch A Christmas Story in the youth section; kids are welcome to wear their jammies and must be accompanied by an adult, rated PG. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 30, New Year's Eve Party! 11:3012:15pm. The library will ring in the new year when the clock strikes noon. Join in for games, snacks, a countdown to noon and a balloon drop; designed for preschoolers and elementary-aged children, but all who want to celebrate are welcome. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. 31, NOON Year’s Celebration, 10am2pm. Countdown celebration and balloon drop at noon. Included with admission, Explora!, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us.

Support Groups 2, Grief in the Holidays, 9am-noon. The holidays can be a challenging time following the death of a family member. To help prepare for the upcoming holiday season without your loved one, Children’s Grief Center of NM is hosting a Grief in the Holidays workshop; all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult, call to register. Free, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc. Meetings. Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 293-6380 for details.

Especially for Parents 9, Kids Night, 5-7pm. Drop off your kids, they’ll be fed dinner and will make gifts for family and friends; multiple crafts to choose from. $25, Painted Soul Pottery & Art Studio, 4300 Ridgecrest SE, Suite K, Rio Rancho, 274-8504, paintedsoulpottery.com. 15, Parents’ Night Out at Explora!, 57pm. Parents, have a night out while your child has fun at Explora!, including activities, guided exhibit exploration and dinner. Registration closes noon Dec. 12 or when full. Call for details, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.

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Let’s Read Let’s Read Let’s Read These book reviews were written by the 4th graders in Stephanie Harris’ class at Manzano Day School.

Bulldozer Helps Out

book reminds me of Cars, my favorite movie when I was a toddler. Zander T., 10

Ages: 4-7 Author: Candace Fleming Illustrator: Eric Rohmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster

The Secret Project

This is a colorful and vibrant book. It is about a little bulldozer that wants to help out in a construction site, but the big trucks say that he is too small to help. When Crane says he can help by clearing some debris, Bulldozer takes the chance. What will happen when Bulldozer finds a litter of kittens? What will he do? Read to find out! The text is short and descriptive, making it the perfect book for beginners. The artwork is awesome, with the perfect amount of shading, a variety of colors and bits of clean white on the characters to make them look 3D. This

Author: Jonah Winter Illustrator: Jeannette Winter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ages: 5-10 In the middle of a dessert, scientists arrive. They have been sent by the government to create something they call the “Gadget.” It takes the scientists a long time to create this project. The scientists don't want anyone to know what they are working on. After two years, they finally get the “Gadget” finished. Boom, clatter, smash. Was it successful or not? The Secret Project is a mystery that gets you curi-

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ous from the very start. If you like to guess the end of a story, then this is the book for you. It has detailed pictures that bring the book to life. It also has an exciting ending. Sofia H., 10

Not Quite Narwhal Author: Jessie Sima Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ages: 4-8 The main character in this book is named Kelp. Kelp was born in the deep ocean. Kelp is different from all the other narwhals. Kelp has different taste than all the narwhals. Kelp is not a very good swimmer. But Kelp does not mind. One day, Kelp is swimming and finds himself at the surface. He is looking around and finds a mysterious creature on the top of the hill. It looks like Kelp! When Kelp gets on land, he is not the best at walking. After a lot of work, he can walk. After Kelp walks for a long time, he finds the land of the narwhals. Does Kelp want to be a land narwhal or a water narwhal? This is a wonderful book. This is a good book for beginning readers. Callia W., 10

One Big Rain: Poems for Every Season Author: Rita Gray (compiler) Illustrator: Ryan O'Rourke Publisher: Charlesbridge Ages: 5-10 This book has poems for spring, summer, fall and winter. The poems compiled in the book are amazing haikus and freestyle compositions. A haiku is a three line poem. The first line has five syllables. The second line has seven syllables. The third line has five syllables. Haikus are usually inspired by nature. The haikus in this book are about the rain, leaves, animals, gardens and seasons. One Big Rain is really creative and the pictures match the poems very well. I like how this book is made

of poems. The poems are meaningful. Liana N., 10

Indestructibles: Baby Animals and Things That Go Author: Amy Pixton Illustrator: Stephan Lomp Publisher: Workman Publishing Ages: 1-2 These are books that teach babies the names of baby animals and their parents, and about all of the different vehicles and where you can find them. These books are amazing. They have big, bold words that introduce infants to reading. The labeled pictures teach babies what a tiger is or what a monkey is . They are colorful, which makes it fun and exciting. Emma C., 9

We Love You, Rosie! Author: Cynthia Rylant Illustrator: Linda Davick Publisher: Beach Lane Books Ages: 3-7 years This book is about a dachshund who finds out about opposites.The opposites are things like night and day. Rosie is a very playful and curious dog. She is a very mischievous dog but her family still loves her. She enjoys doing many things such as running and playing all day. Rosie’s owners love her very much and she loves them, too. This book helps kids read by repeating words. This book also has colorful pages and a very colorful cover. The pictures are very big. Jacob A., 10

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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 Nov 29 for listings in January and February. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

November Arts & Crafts Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 9461000, okeeffemuseum.org. Ongoing, Open Art Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. Themed, hands-on arts activities; check website for guest artists. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Shidoni Bronze Pour and Self-Guided Tour, noon, Sats. Eight acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry; watch molten bronze being poured into ceramic molds. $5 Self-guided only, Mon-Fri/$10 with bronze tour, 1508 Bishops Lodge Rd, Tesuque, 9888001, shidoni.com. 3, Friday Afternoon Art, 2:30-4:30pm. Family program, all adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 14, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 make egg carton creations. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 15, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 make egg carton creations. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 16, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 make egg carton creations. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 18, Family Program: Abstract Watercolors, 9:30-11:30am. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s watercolors, create abstract works of art; children 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create and have fun; all ages. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 19, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. Make your own cornhusk doll. Included with admission, NM History Museum/ Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dances, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sats. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band & dancing. $8/members, $9/non-members, ½ off for students w/ID. Locations

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vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Free Children’s Outreach Flamenco Class, 4:30-5:30pm. A flamenco dance class and percussion class for ages 5-9. El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace Ave, 209-1302, entreflamenco.com.

Exhibits El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe: This center of Hispanic culture and learning showcases and promotes Hispanic art, culture and history with gallery space, a 200-seat theater and almost every month hosts a new show. 1615 Paseo De Peralta B, 992-0591, elmuseocultural.org. El Rancho De Las Golondrinas: A living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200-acre ranch. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the SW and hands-on demos make this a perfect spot for kids. Self-guided tours $6/$4/free 12 & under, 334 Los Piños Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: A series of galleries organized by theme to offer a deeper understanding of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, life and times. O’Keeffe’s New Mexico is an exhibit showing that O’Keeffe’s ultimate inspiration came from the land and sky around her. $13/$11/ free for members, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 946-1000, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org. Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum features Oliver Greer’s Crawlywood Collection, an assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from around the world. There is also a collection of live invertebrates. Check the website for a schedule of animal feedings. $6-$3/free ages 2 & under, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, 556 N. Guadalupe, Ste C, 695-8569, harrellhouse.com. Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return: An interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Visitors choose their own path: walking, climbing and crawling through a multiverse of more than 70 rooms created by 500 artists. $12-$20, 1352 Rufina Circle, 7804458, meowwolf.com. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated solely to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of contemporary Native arts. Visit Action Abstraction Redefined: featuring paintings and works on paper from the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) permanent collection created in the 1960s and 1970s. 108 Cathedral Place, 983-1777, iaia.edu. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: A repository of Native art and material culture that tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. $6-$12, free 1st Suns NM residents & Weds NM seniors, under 16, foundation members, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, indianartsandculture.org. Museum of International Folk Art: The world’s largest museum of interna-

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tional folk art with public programs including art making for ages 3+, performances, demonstrations and lectures that are included with museum admission. Free 1st Suns for NM residents & Weds for NM residents 60+ with ID. $12/$7/$6/free 16 & under and foundation members. 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, With 3,000 objects, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind - dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, it is the only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Spanish colonial period including Hispanic New Mexico. Visit the Youth Gallery to see works by youths mentored by adult artists. $10 day pass/free under 16, 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. NM History Museum shows the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico over the past 400 years including permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people and Spanish colonization. Visit A Mexican Century: Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular which features Mexican prints made by “the Peoples Graphic Workshop” from the collection of Senator Jeff and Anne Bingaman, along with other prints by contemporary artists working with the same commitment and passion for social justice. Free 1st Sun for NM residents, Weds for NM seniors, Fris for NM residents 5-7pm. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. NM Museum of Art displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe. Activities include art walking tours, 10am, Mons and Drop In and Draw, 10am, daily. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 107 West Palace, 476-5041, nmartmuseum.org. NM National Guard Museum’s (formerly Bataan Memorial Museum) mission is to preserve the past, present and future of NM National Guard and to educate visitors about the proud history both in peace and wartime. The museum contains a wide range of exhibits throughout the military history of the US. Free, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 474-1670, bataanmuseum.com. Palace of the Governors at the NM History Museum was built as a government building in 1610. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as NM and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Artisans Program. $6-$12, free for school groups, 1st Suns for NM residents, seniors Weds, foundation members, 105 W. Palace, 4765094, palaceofthegovernors.org. Santa Fe Children’s Museum specializes in hands-on interactive exhibits that promote play and imagination. The museum also offers a diverse range of weekly programs, special events and extensive outdoor gardens. $7.50/$5/free under 1 year, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Site Santa Fe is a private, not-for-profit contemporary arts organization committed to enriching the cultural atmosphere by providing an ongoing venue for regional, national and international exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs. 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American Art and is known for a focus on little-known genres and solo shows by living Native American artists. $8/free for members, Native Americans, under 12, students with ID, active military and 1st Suns. 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Looking at Indian Art, 10:15am, 1st Sats. The Case Trading Post hosts informal discussions on a variety of topics including textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, kachinas and the work of specific artists.Free, Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yoursdays!, 4-6:30pm. The museum strives to provide community access with free admission for children under the age of 16 every Thu from 4-6pm. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, ext 115, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. A morning of discovery and play designed for toddlers and caregivers. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals 4, 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, Meem Room of the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, 110 Washington, 660-9942, santafebag.org. 17-19, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. $5 Fri/ free Sat & Sun, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 W Marcy, 603-0558, recyclesantafe.org. 24, Community Day at the Garden. Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students (ID required). Free (call for time), Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 25, 1ooth Birthday Event for New Mexico Museum of Art, 10am-5pm. See costumed interpreters dressed as artists from the past; dress up and pose for a picture in the photo booth (costumes from 1917-1920s win a prize), vendors, art making, music, theatrical performances, vintage cars and conversations with curators. New Mexico Museum, surrounding streets and Santa Fe Plaza, nmartmuseum.org.


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Open Houses 2, Rio Grande School, 8:30am. An independent school serving students ages 3 to grade 6, invites families to its Admission Open House. Free, Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, 983-1621, riograndeschool.org. 11, Little Earth School, 10am. Parents can visit classrooms and meet teachers. For 39 years, Little Earth School has provided a successful program of academic excellence for children preschool-6th grade. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum which includes art, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural studies with an emphasis of respect for self and others. 321 W. Zia, 988-1968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 30, Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, 9am-2pm. Where faith and knowledge meet, Pre-K through 6th Grade, starting at 3 years. Free, 424-1766.

Science & Nature 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, Expert Guided Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats. For both experienced and novice birders. Free, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, 983-4609, nm.audubon.org. Ongoing, Meet Cornelius, 3-4pm, Suns. Enjoy an informal meet and greet with this corn snake and learn fun snake facts. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, 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. 3, 10, 17, 24, Garden Sprouts, 10am. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a hands-on program for ages 3-5 and caregivers; listen to a story and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free members & children under 12/$5 suggested donation, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 4, Saturday Science, 1-3pm. Join local scientist from the Alliance for Science, Hubert Van Hecke, for hands-on science activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 7, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 8, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org.

11-12, National Parks Fee Free Day, 7am-10pm. Veterans Day Weekend is fee free (no entrance fees) at National 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, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

Sports Ongoing, Family Climb, 10am-2pm, Suns. Meet other families, climb the walls, enjoy the colored routes and special games. 20 percent off drop-ins, free under 2; free rentals. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com. Ongoing, Hiking, Biking, Birdwatching, SF area, weekends, all levels. Sierra Club, riogrande.sierraclub.org. Ongoing, Locals Climb, noon-3pm, 1st Sats. 20 percent off drop-ins plus free rentals with NM ID. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early St, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com. 6, Kids Mountain Biking Ride, 4pm. Kids and parents are invited to a guided ride of the La Tierra trails led by Desert Montessori School parents. Meet at the La Cuchara Trailhead for an hour and a half ride; groups will be divided by skill level and Bike helmets are required. Free, 1105 La Cuchara, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Weds. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Tues. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:4511:15am, Thus. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Children’s Storytime, 10:30am, Thus & Fris. Catering to ages 6 months to 5 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, 988-4226, collectedworksbookstore.com.

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Stage 2-4, Fall Dance Showcase, 7pm, Thu & Fri; 2 & 5pm, Sat. This show will feature dancers of all levels ranging from classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. James A. Little Theater. 1060 Cerrillos Road, NMSchoolForTheArts.org. 10-12 & 18, 19, Willy Wonka, 7pm, Fri; 2pm, Sat & Sun. Based on Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this version of the story was developed by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has toured the country. $10/$6 under 12, The James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos, 982-3327, pandemoniumprod.org. 17, Hampstead Stage, 2:30-3:30pm. Theatrical production of Robin Hood; all ages. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 18, Hampstead Stage, 2:30-3:30pm. Theatrical production of Robin Hood; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 19, Hampstead Stage, 2:30-3:30pm. Theatrical production of Robin Hood; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 24-26, Wise Fool NM’s Circus Luminous, 7pm, Fri; 2 & 7pm, Sat; 4pm, Sun. Aerialists, acrobats and other performers from throughout Northern NM will dazzle kids and adults alike. $12-$45, Lensic PAC, 211 W. San Francisco, 984-8759, lensic.org.

Ongoing, Letters About Literature. Readers in grades 4-12 write a letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story or program. The letters are sent to the Library of Congress for initial sorting and then sent to the NM State Library for judging. NM state judges will select the top letter writers in NM, who then advance to the national competition. All entries must be postmarked by Jan 12, 2018. For more information visit nmstatelibrary.org/ letters-about-literature. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:3011:15am, Tues. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 9554862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 1111:45am, Thus. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 9556781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:45-11:30am, Weds. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 1, 8, 15, 29, After School Reading Club, 3-4pm. Stories, games, crafts and activities to encourage reading and using the library; grades K-4; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public

Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 3, 10, 17, Storytime, 11am. Storytime, books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers; dropins welcome. Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 23, 24, Closed for Thanksgiving. All Santa Fe Public Libraries.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Call for details. Free, Christus St. Vincent Hospital Dental Building, 465 St Michael’s Dr, Ste 201, 466-3839, asgsf.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, Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more; monthly parent meetings and family activities in ABQ with hopes of beginning monthly meetings in Santa Fe. 235-0229, nmfoodallergy@gmail.com, nmfaso.com or on Facebook at NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. United Way's Early Learning Center, 430 La Madera RSVP and check for updates by calling 955-0410 or 470-8481. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group, noon, 1st Mons; 6pm, 4th Mons. Meetings for families, friends and caregivers. Always open to new members. Life Link, La Luna Conference Room, 2325 Cerrillos Rd, 800-953-6745, 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.

Teachers Ongoing, Teacher Study Guides. Pandemonium Productions offers an educations guide to teachers who bring classes to a show. Call 920-0704 to request, pandemoniumprod.org.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Audio Recording Workshop, 5-7pm, Fris. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Capoeira, 11-noon, Sats. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. $5, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, GNU/Linux Computer Programmer Meet-Up, 6:30-8pm, every

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar other Thus. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Ground Zero Youth Radio Weds, 8-10pm. Airs live on KSFR 101.1 FM at SF’s Public Radio. warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Screen Printing Studio, 57pm, Thus. Print art on posters, T-shirts, flags & more with the guiding help of an instructor. $20 adults/$10 19 and under, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, SFCC Game Club, noon-5pm, Fris. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.

Especially for Parents Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting, 1pm, 2nd Thus. All mothers and mothersto-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Free, Indigo Baby, 185 Paseo De Peralta, 466-2738, llli.org.

Also of Interest Ongoing, All Ages Chess, 3-5pm, Fris. Under 12 must have parents come in to sign up. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Ghostwalker, 5:30pm, Tues, Fris, Sats, from Hilton Santa Fe; 5:45pm from Eldorado Hotel. Infamous and famous spirits in full costume come alive from Santa Fe and Northern NM’s past throughout Santa Fe’s historic downtown. $14, 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, Historic Walks of Santa Fe, daily. The walks depart from different hotels at different times and are led by professional guides/art historians, museum docents and seasoned actors recreating the past, experience the best of the city's attractions. $15 includes entry fee to Loretto Chapel/free 16 & under with adult, 986-8388, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Railyard Artisan Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. Pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handmade herbal body products. Free, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, artmarketsantafe.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, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Society for Creative Anachronism, 6-8pm, Weds. Learn about the Middle Ages by recreating the arts and sciences of that period. Workshops in sewing, drumming, knot making and fencing; all ages. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423,

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warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Tuesday Market in the Railyard, 7am-1pm, Tues. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 11, City of Santa Fe, Veteran’s Day Parade, 10am-2pm. Ceremony following at Bataan Memorial. Downtown Santa Fe, 955-02146, santafe.com. 11, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. Family oriented movies; all ages. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 12, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, 11am-3pm. Celebrate shopping at a small locally-owned kids’ store. Demo games, giveaways and activities while supplies last. Free, Toyopolis, 150 Washington, Ste 104, 988-5422, toyopolissantafe.com. 17, Family Film Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.

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See November for Ongoing Activities 2, 3, Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale, 10am. Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and Grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program will demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the NM History Museums’ Meem Community Room. Free, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 9, IAIA Holiday Art Market, 9am4pm. IAIA Campus, iaia.edu. 17, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. String theory isn’t always chaotic, come to the last program of the year to create geometric stars out of colored string and thread. They look complicated, but are easy and lots of fun to make; seating and materials limited. Included with admission, NM History Museum/Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 28, Holiday Family Program, 1-4pm. A yearly celebratory drop-in event to create personalized holiday crafts; ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited to learn, create and have fun together. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

Exhibitions 3, Exhibition Opening, Crafting Memory, 1-4pm. Opening events include live music by Barautanga and a reception hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of NM Foundation. This exhibit explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. Included with admission, $7/free under 17, Muse-

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um of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 10, Exhibition Opening Day, Lifeways of the Southern Athabaskans. More than 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present that represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in NM and Arizona. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 4761269, indianartsandculture.org.

Fairs & Festivals 2, Holiday Faire, 10am-3pm. Clan Tynker, craft projects, holiday gift baskets, children’s games, market, sweets cafe, puppet shows, candle dipping, book sale, music and dance. Free admission and parking, SF Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6427, santafewaldorf.org/holiday-faire/. 8, Christmas at the Palace, 5:30-8pm. An evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus; all ages. Free, donations of non-perishable food welcomed, NM History Museum,105 W. Palace Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 9, Santa’s Village at Santa Fe Railyard, 10am-3pm. Celebrate the Season with the Rail Runner: food, fun, games and Santa Claus. riometro.org. 10, Las Posadas, 5:30-7pm. This version of an old Hispanic tradition recreates Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to give birth to the Baby Jesus. Stay for carols, cookies and hot cider in the Palace Courtyard. Free, NM History Museum,105 W. Palace Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 16, 17, 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. 17, Winter Solstice, 5:30-7:30pm. An annual winter celebration that counts down to the longest night of the year. Walk the farolito labyrinth, listen to African Drumming, roast marshmallows and have hot chocolate around the bonfires. 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.

Science & Nature 14, Desert Montessori School Winter Concert, 9am. Holiday songs and choral music performed by children from preschool through 6th grade. Free, Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com.

Science & Nature 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Garden Sprouts, 10am. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a hands-on program for ages 3-5 and caregivers; listen to story and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free members & children under 12/$5 suggested donation, SF Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 12, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 13, Community Day at the Garden. Free admission to the Garden for NM residents and students (ID required). Free (call for time), Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 13, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 14, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

Stage 1, Mariachi Christmas, 7pm. This music and holiday event features Santa Fe's Jerry and Lenny Lopez along with Mariachi Sonidos de Monte performing holiday music. This is a family event open to children and adults, tickets sell fast. $20-$40, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, lensic.org. 1, Children’s Mariachi Matinee, 2pm. Youth mariachi with folklorico dancers. This charity event helps NLBHA raise scholarship funds for NM college students and showcases youth mariachi artists and folkloric youth dancers. $10, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, lensic.org. 3, Lensic Presents: Ralph’s World Live!, 3pm. Creating a one-man musical universe, singer/songwriter Ralph Covert plays rock ’n’ roll for the grade-school set. Former frontman of the band The Bad Examples, Covert taps into the collective unconscious of parents who grew up with rock and want to share it with their children. Come an hour early for free crafts, games and activities. $12/$15, Lensic Performing Arts Center, W San Francisco St, 988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. 10, Christmas Treasures, 4pm. This celebratory performance will feature family-friendly seasonal tunes like Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, and Anderson’s A Christmas Festival; enjoy a free preview talk one hour before the concert. $20-$80, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, lensic.org. 16, 17, 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.


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 24, Performance Santa Fe Family Concert: Christmas Eve Orchestra Concert, 1pm. Virtuosa pianist Joyce Yang and the PSF Orchestra perform the inventive Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. $20/$5 under 18, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, lensic.org. 31, A City Different New Year’s Eve on the Plaza, 9-12:15am. Festivities begin with heaters & piñon bonfires lining the Plaza; local musicians Sol Fire, Alex Maryol and Fun Addix 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, SF Plaza, santafe.org/NYE.

Storytelling & Books 22, Polar Express Reading, 5-5:30pm. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with Richard and Ursula Moeller who will read the Chris Van Allsburg Classic Polar Express. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Also of Interest 1, Family Film Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 9, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. All ages, family oriented movies. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 13, 20, Jewish Kids Club, 3:30pm. Give your child a fun and exciting Jewish experience! Give them a chance to learn Hebrew - conversational and reading Jewish songs, art, cooking and Krav Maga; bring a 3,000 year heritage alive with fun activities. Santa Fe Jewish Center - Chabad 230 W Manhattan Ave, 9832000, santafejcc.com. 15-31, GLOW: Bridging Time, 5-8pm (closed Dec 24 & 25). GLOW features thousands of lights aglow throughout the Botanical Garden. Enjoy a hot beverage by the fire, traditional (and untraditional) holiday music, food and drink, shop in the gift shop and see a laser light show designed for this event. $10/free under 13, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 22-Jan 2, Holiday Trains. Interactive model train exhibit by SF Model Railroad Club and Children's Train Club. Visitors can take the controls, maneuver trains, and build scenery for the exhibit. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Elsewhere in the Region

ous dances. Call to confirm, 983-2667, indianpueblo.org/ 19-pueblos/feast-days/. Nov 23, Zuni Pueblo, Christmas Light Parade. Call to confirm, 782-7238. indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. Nov 25, 26, Acoma Pueblo, Sky City Annual Arts & Crafts Show and Auction. Call to confirm, 888-759-2489, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. Dec 24, Christmas Eve Celebrations: Dances at most Pueblos. Acoma Pueblo: Luminarias on display from Scenic View Point to Acoma Sky City, 888759-2489; Laguna Pueblo: St Joseph Mission, Old Laguna, various dances after 10pm Mass, 552-6654; Nambe Pueblo: Buffalo Dances after Mass, 455-2036; Ohkay Owingeh: Matachines Dance & Pine Torch Procession, 852-4400; Picuris Pueblo: Sundown Torchlight Procession of the Virgin Vespers, Mass procession, Matachines & various dances before & after Mass, 575-587-2419; San Felipe Pueblo: dances after midnight Mass, 8673381; San Ildefonso Pueblo: various dances, 455-3549; Taos Pueblo: Sundown procession & bonfire, 575-758-1028; Tesuque Pueblo: dances after midnight Mass, 983-2667; please call other Pueblos directly for information, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/ feast-days/. Dec 25, Christmas Day: Dances at Most Pueblos. Ohkay Owingeh: various dances, 852-4400; Picuris Pueblo: Christmas celebration with Matachines dances, 575-587-2419; San Ildefonso Pueblo: Christmas celebration with Matachines dances, 455-3549; Santa Ana Pueblo: Buffalo & various dances, 867-3301; Santo Domingo Pueblo: various dances; Tesuque Pueblo: various dances, 9832667; Taos Pueblo: various dances, 575758-1028; Zia Pueblo: various dances, 867-3304. Please call other Pueblos directly for information, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. Dec 25-27, Laguna Pueblo: Old Laguna Village, 10am Mass followed by Harvest Dance. 552-6654, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/. Dec 26, Ohkay Owingeh: Turtle Dance. 852-4400, indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/feast-days/. Dec 28, Holy Innocents Day: Picuris Pueblo, Children’s Dances, 5872419,indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/ feast-days/.

ANGEL FIRE Dec 24, Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, 6-7pm. 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 Pueblo Feast Days Nov 12, San Diego Feast Day: Tesuque & Jemez Pueblos, annual Feast Day, vari-

Nov 25-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. Nov 17-Jan 2, 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.

LOS ALAMOS Ongoing, Nature Playtimes, 10-11am, Mons through Dec 18. Toddlers. preschoolers and their caregivers explore the natural world with a craft, story and outside activity. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, visitlosalamos.org. Nov 1, Toddler Tunes, 10:30-11:15am/ Children and parents get a chance to experiment with percussion instruments and sing together while Mr. Greg leads on his guitar. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St., visitlosalamos.org. Nov 11, Veterans Day Weekend. Local National Park Areas Fee Free Day, 15% discounts at bookstores and gift shops. Bandelier, 672-3861, Valles Caldera, 8294100, Manhattan Project, 661-6277, visitlosalamos.org. Nov 18, Holiday Festival, 9am-3:30pm. This festival features artists whose work is juried for quality and sales potential. Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive, losalamosartscouncil.org. Dec 1-3, WinterFest Weekend. WinterFest Weekend is a family-oriented holiday event that celebrates winter with the annual Creche Show, Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, Breakfast with Santa, the 13th Annual Children’s Bazaar, Kids Talk with Santa, Lighting of the Holiday Tree, Holiday Lights Parade, among others. Los Alamos Main Street, losalamosmainstreet.com. Dec 31, New Year’s Eve Torch Light Parade, 5:30pm. Gather in the Base Area at sundown to watch skiers wind down the mountain carrying glowing torches. Pajarito Mountain, skipajarito.com.

TAOS Nov 24, 26, CAV Yuletide Arts and Crafts Fair, 11am-4pm, Shop from a variety of sculpture, paintings, foods, textiles, jewelry, pottery and support individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence. Sagebrush Inn Convention Center, 1508 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, 758-8082, taoscav.org. Dec 1, Annual Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting, 4-6pm. The annual lighting of the Town Christmas tree. Free, Taos Plaza, livetaos.com. Dec 2, Annual Holiday Fiesta, 11am3pm. Activities for children; face painting, flower fairies, wish tree, free pictures with Santa Claus, retablo painting, christmas card making, Ojo de Dios ornament making, hannukah room. Milicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Rd, El Prado, 575-758-2462, milicentrogers.org. Dec 9, Santa Paws, 10am-7pm. Santa Paws is a benefit for Stray Hearts Animal Shelter. Santa will pose for a photo with your pet from noon-4pm; pets available for adoption, hot beverages and snacks, New Mexican food buffet, smorgasbord of s’mores, farolitos, music, deals, drawings and bonfires. John Dunn Huse Shops, johndunnshops.com. Dec 24, Christmas Eve Procession at Taos Pueblo, sunset. A stunning contrast between massive bonfires and the Procession of the Virgin with rifle salutes from the rooftops of the 1,000 year old adobe pueblo buildings. taospueblo.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. Dec 25, Taos Pueblo Deer or Matachinas Dance, 2pm, Witness this ancient Native American ceremonial dance honoring the depths of winter, as danced and drummed by the people of Taos Pueblo. No cameras, cell phones, or video cameras allowed. Taos Pueblo Plaza, taospueblo.com.

QUESTA Nov 2, Día de los Muertos, 3-7pm. Create day of the dead art and eat heartwarming foods. Decorate sugar skulls, make a small personal altar for your beloved or contribute to a community altar; music throughout. Free, Ocho Art Space, #8 State Hwy 38, ochozone.org.

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State Supported S S d Ch Charter Ch S Schools h ols ls 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 2014-2015 school year.

You will find…. Ÿ School Grades

Ÿ Budgeted Expenditures

Ÿ Graduation Rates

Ÿ Teacher Credentials

Ÿ Attendance Rates

Ÿ Post-Secondary

Ÿ Achievement Data Ÿ School Board Mem-

W What Wha h iis a C Charter Ch Cha Charte Char Chart Sch Scho School School? S Schoo Sc 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.

Achievement Ÿ Quality of Education

ber Training

Parent Survey Results

Stude Student Stud St Stu Studen D Dem Demo Demog Demogra Demograph Demograp Demographi Demographic Demographics Demogr De

Schoo School Sc Scho Sch G Grading Gr Gra Gradin Grad Gradi S Summary Su Sum Summ Summa Summar

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

C

Priority

205

108

97

9

9

167

1

19

0

0

205

27

48

0

0

Gilbert L. Sena High School

9-12

B

Focus

183

84

99

37

10

132

0

4

0

0

117

29

10

0

0

La Promesa Early Learning Center

K-8

F

*

349

180

169

2

1

341

3

2

0

0

349

39

248

0

200

Media Arts Collaborative School

6-12

B

Focus

240

122

118

120

10

90

6

14

0

0

123

50

0

0

0

South Valley Preparatory School

6-8

B

*

151

82

69

6

1

143

0

1

0

0

132

27

41

0

1

Tierra Adentro of NM

6-12

B

*

265

167

98

24

7

227

0

7

0

0

174

49

38

0

1

School Schoo S Scho Sch c B Board Bo Boa Boar T Traini Training Tr Tra Trai Train Trainin 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 Source: NM School Board Association and PED Charter Schools Division

Cesar Chavez Community School

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

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! Thank you for considering our school!

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

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Reward Status: (the top 5% of schools in the state)

Gilbert L. Sena High School

George Lucero (5), L.inda Bradley (5), Mary Louise Sena (5), Tanya Otero-Villalobos (5), David Sena (5)

La Promesa Early Learning Center

Danny Baca (6), Diego Trujillo (3), Irene Beyers (5), Reggie Sanchez (6), Selia Cervantes (9), Yvonne Baca (6)

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

John Lopez (5), Gina Yaker (5) Jim Gale (6), John Dunphy (5), Malinda Menke (6), Michael Trujillo (5), Ted Cloak (5)

South Valley Preparatory School

Bernadette Frietze (5) Monica Aguilar (5) Jess Witamuth (5) Moises Padilla (5) Morry Roybal (5)

Tierra Adentro of New Sandy Martinez (0) Carol Crawford (0) Daniel Mexico Silva (0) Donna Jewell (0) Ted Baca (0)

Teachers with Emergency or Prov. Credentials %

Core Classes not taught by HQT

Cesar Chavez Community School

.0

.0

12

33.3

66.7

Gilbert L. Sena High School

.0

N/A

14

42.9

57.1

La Promesa Early Learning Center

.0

16.7/N/A

25

72

28

Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

.0

2.6

19

47.4

52.6

South Valley Preparatory School

.0

N/A

10

40

60

Tierra Adentro of New Mexico

.0

N/A

23

47.8

52.2

Teacher Teache Teach Te Tea Teac Cred Cr C Credentials Creden Credent Credenti Credentia Credential Crede Cre HQ Highly H HQT HQT: H Hig Highl High Hi Qu Qual Qua Quali Qualif Qualifi Qualifie Qualified Q T Te Tea Teac Teach Teache Teacher

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Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Subgroup

All Students Female

Male

Caucasian

African Amer.

Asian

Amer. Indian

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

34

66

22

78

43

57

24

76

23

77

55

45

17

Cesar Chavez Community School

6

94

5

95

7

93

*

*

*

*

5

95

*

*

<2 >98

Gilbert L. Sena High School

28

72

28

72

28

72

36

64

*

*

25

75

*

*

*

La Promesa Early Learning Center

7

93

11

89

2

98

*

*

*

*

7

93

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

53

47

63

37

44

56

61

39

*

*

43

57

*

South Valley Preparatory School

20

80

29

71

9

91

*

*

*

*

20

80

Tierra Adentro of NM

27

73

32

68

17

83

39

61

*

*

26

State Math

20

80

20

80

20

80

33

67

15

85

Cesar Chavez Community School

4

96

3

97

6

94

*

*

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

7

93

8

92

6

94

19

81

La Promesa Early Learning Center

10

90

12

88

9

91

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

17

83

21

79

14

86

South Valley Preparatory School

9

91

10

90

9

Tierra Adentro of NM

14

86

15

85

State Science

43

57

41

Cesar Chavez Community School

6

94

Gilbert L. Sena High School

24

La Promesa Early Learning Center

ELL

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

72

SWD

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

28

ED

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

SCIENCE

Not Proficient (%)

MATH

Proficient (%)

READING

State Reading

83

21

79

7

93

8

92

*

*

6

94

7

93

4

96

6

94

*

26

74

6

94

9

91

28

72

*

*

7

93

<2 >98

2

98

7

93

*

54

46

46

54

24

76

*

*

53

47

*

*

*

*

18

82

4

96

2

98

20

80

74

*

*

*

*

21

79

9

91

19

81

27

73

16

84

48

52

11

89

15

85

7

93

7

93

*

*

*

3

97

*

*

*

*

4

96

9

91

11

89

4

96

*

*

4

96

*

*

*

*

6

94

7

93

*

*

*

10

90

*

*

*

*

10

90

3

97

12

88

10

90

27

73

*

*

8

92

*

*

8

92

15

85

11

89

*

*

17

83

91

*

*

*

*

10

90

*

*

*

*

9

91

4

96

2

98

9

91

14

86

20

80

*

*

13

87

*

*

*

*

11

89

9

91

6

94

14

86

59

44

56

64

36

38

62

37

63

65

35

22

78

34

66

16

84

11

89

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

8

92

*

*

*

*

6

94

*

*

*

*

6

94

76

20

80

29

71

*

*

*

*

23

77

*

*

*

*

21

79

*

*

*

*

24

76

18

82

24

76

11

89

*

*

*

*

18

82

*

*

*

*

18

82

*

*

4

96

18

82

Media Arts Collaborative School

60

40

52

48

65

35

71

29

*

*

55

45

*

*

*

*

64

36

40

60

*

*

60

40

South Valley Preparatory School

23

77

28

72

15

85

*

*

*

*

22

78

*

*

*

*

24

76

*

*

15

85

23

77

Tierra Adentro of NM

43

58

49

51

28

72

*

*

*

*

41

59

*

*

*

*

43

57

20

80

31

69

43

58

3rd Grade

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 State Reading

25

75

25

75

25

75

24

76

23

77

26

74

27

73

32

68

45

55

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

5

95

3

97

15

85

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

31

69

26

74

28

72

97

<2 >98

6

94

*

*

*

*

*

*

48

52

52

48

65

35

MATH

La Promesa Early Learning Center

7

93

11

90

9

91

3

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

*

*

*

*

44

56

70

30

47

53

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

*

*

*

*

10

90

19

81

30

70

*

*

*

*

*

*

79

17

83

28

72

24

76

48

52

38

63

87

10

90

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

*

*

*

*

*

21

State Math

30

70

23

77

26

75

20

80

18

82

20

81

18

82

14

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

3

97

*

*

<2 >98

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

11

89

3

97

4

96

La Promesa Early Learning Center

28

72

3

97

5

96

3

97

<2 >98

13

88

*

*

*

*

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

*

*

*

*

8

92

22

78

16

84

23

77

29

71

11

89

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

*

*

*

*

4

96

6

94

18

82

*

*

*

*

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

*

*

*

*

*

9

91

9

91

14

86

23

77

32

68

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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<2 >98 <2 >98

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7th Grade

11th Grade

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

Not Proficient (%)

SCIENCE

Proficient (%)

Achievement Proficiency Summaries by Grade

4th Grade

State Science

43

57

45

55

39

61

Cesar Chavez Community School

*

*

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

*

*

*

*

6

94

*

24

76

La Promesa Early Learning Center

16

84

22

78

*

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

*

*

67

33

55

46

South Valley Preparatory School

*

*

23

77

*

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

*

*

42

58

44

56

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of o 2015 Graduation - 4 Year Yea Ye Cohor Coho Co Coh 2201 20 G Graduatio Gradua Gradu Gra Grad Graduati Graduat r Y Cohort C

Sou S So Sour Sourc Source Source: PE PED P D Da Pl Dat Data Pla Plan Planni Plann Plannin Planning an and An Ana Anal Analy Analys Analysi B Bur Bure Burea Bureau P a Analysis A Bu

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2015 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

68.6

73.6

61.0

67.2

78.9

62.9

63.5

59.3

64.0

Cesar Chavez Community School

31.4

*

*

28

*

*

30.3

24.9

21.5

Gilbert L. Sena High School

26.9

48.5

*

18.8

*

*

22.4

26.5

25.7

43

50.4

*

41.4

*

*

39.9

55.9

*

59.7

*

*

61.3

*

*

56.3

*

52.6

Media Arts Collaborative School Tierra Adentro of NM

Gra Grad Gr Graduatio Gradua Graduation Gradu Graduat Graduati - 5 Y Year Ye Cohort Yea Coh Co Coho Cohor C of o 2014 2201 20

Sou S So Sour Sourc Source Source: PE PED P D Da Planning Dat Data Pl Pla Plan Planni Plann Plannin P an and a Analysis An Ana Anal Analy Analys Analysi A B Bur Bure Burea Bureau Bu

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2014 and graduated on time or required one additional year. 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

70.5

76.4

65.8

69.0

86.1

62.9

64.6

59.5

66.3

Cesar Chavez Community School

39.3

*

*

39.3

*

*

41.3

36.2

43.3

Gilbert L. Sena High School

24.3

25.1

*

25.2

*

*

19.6

14.6

*

Media Arts Collaborative School

40.5

36.1

*

39.4

*

*

24.9

31.6

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

75.2

*

*

75.1

*

*

78.33

*

*

Graduation 2 Graduatio Gradua Gradu Gra Grad Gr Graduati - 6 Year Graduat Ye Yea Y Cohort Coho Co Coh C Cohor of o 2013 20 201

a Analysis A Bu Sou S So Sour Sourc Source Source: P PED D PE Da Planning Dat Data Pl Pla Plan Planni Plann Plannin P an and Ana An Analysi Anal Analy Analys Bure Burea Bureau Bur B

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2013 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. % % %

Statewide

71.8

Cesar Chavez Community School Gilbert L. Sena High School Media Arts Collaborative School Tierra Adentro of NM

Hisp. %

Asian %

Amer. Indian %

ED %

SWD %

ELL %

69.5

87.4

65.7

66.6

62.3

67.2

78.7

69.5

27.7

*

*

28.2

*

*

30.2

6.2

25.3

25.3

46

*

14.9

*

23.3

26.2

34.9

39.1

47.1 66.6

51.7 *

* *

41.8 *

* *

* *

47.1 *

35.8 *

* *

Gra Grad Gr Graduatio Gradua Graduation Gradu Graduat Graduati - 4 Y Year Ye Cohort Yea Coh Co Coho Cohor C of o 2015 220 Status 201 S Sta Statu Stat St oof No Non N Gr Graduates G Grad Gra Gradu Gradua Graduate Graduat

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CCCS provides flexible personalized programs for anyone seeking a high school diploma and who would benefit from services and educational programs offered during nontraditional hours. " It’s a wonderful school, and I’m glad my kids are in the school. The kids love school and want to come. "

~CCCS Parent

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Sou S So Sour Sourc Source Source: P PE D PED Da Planning Dat Data Pl Pla Plan Plann Planni Plannin P an and a Analysis An Ana Anal Analy Analys Analysi A Bu Bur Bure Burea Bureau B

These figures represent students who were expected to graduate on time by August 1, 2015 but did not graduate. Graduation cohorts include all students who were ever enrolled during the four years, including part-time students.

Certificate Status Unknown Exit Out Still Enrolled Completed course- Dropped out or Exit with intent to Continuing high work but did not whereabouts get GED or voca- school enrollment past pass exit exam unknown tional credential 4th year % % % % Statewide

<2

29

6

3

*

39

*

23

In striving to teach media arts with ethics and responsibility, MACCS * 51 15 * Gilbert L. Sena High School seeks to teach students the im* 52 * * Media Arts Collaborative School portance of collaboration, citizenTierra Adentro of NM * 29 * * ship, service leadership and comEDUCAT E ED EDU EDUCATION EDUCATIO EDUCATI EDUCA DUC is i the t MOST th MOS MO M PO POWERFUL POWERF P POWER POW POWE POWERFU W WEAPON WE WEA WEAP WEAPO wh which w whi whic yyou yo can c use ca u us tto munity enhancement through programs of mentorship, internship CH C CHAN CHA CHANG CHANGE th t WORLD. the W WO WORL WORLD WOR ~ Nelson Nel N Ne Nels Nelso M Mande Ma Man Mand Mandel Mandela and community-based projects. Cesar Chavez Community School

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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 Coll Col Colleg Colle Go Going G Goi aand Goin an C Co Col Coll Colle Colleg College C Cr Cre Cred Credi Credit A Acc Ac Accu Accum Accumu Accumulatio Accumul Accumula Accumulat Accumulati Accumulation Co

These figures represent students who graduated in 2014 (College Going) and 2012 (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

48 28 10 33 19 12 15

* * * 11 * * *

* * * * * * *

39 23 * 20 10 * *

* * * * * * *

* * * * * * *

46 26 10 20 11 * *

* * * * * * *

12 * * * * * *

Media Arts Collaborative School

Enrolled, In-State

Media Arts Collaborative School

Credits Earned

10 22

* 12

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

* *

National Nationa A Nation Natio Nati Nat Na Assessment Asses Assess Assessme Assessmen Ass As Asse Assessm oof E Educational Ed Educ Edu Educa Educat Educati Educatio Education Educationa Pr Progress Pro Prog Progr Progres P Progre St Statewide Statewi S Sta Stat State Statew Statewid Re R Resu Res Results Resul Result Statewide Parcipaon 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

24 36

Below %

Advanced %

Proficient %

Basic %

Below %

40 39

37 25

Science (2015)

Math (2015)

Proficient Basic % %

Proficient %

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 Budge Budg Bud Bu Ex E Expe Exp Expen Expendi Expend Expendit Expenditure Expenditu Expenditur Expenditures Cesar Chavez Community School

233,883

159,197

*

52,305

33,502

962,171

24,728

419,638

*

228,025

314,539

*

Gilbert L. Sena High School

195,778

128,372

*

22,553

35,829

944,829

20,837

234,009

*

245,982

291,023

*

La Promesa Early Learning Ctr.

681,315

97,259

*

384,901

41,100

2,564,570

3,329

600,941

*

350,343

456,147

93,937

Media Arts Collaborative School

263,068

106,621

6,768

72,513

35,803

1,487,408

16,933

191,548

*

293,581

375,432

*

South Valley Preparatory School

134,215

87,620

*

98,909

21,231

869,985

2,657

112,425

*

211,303

91,343

*

Tierra Adentro of NM

311,839

210,411

*

93,230

24,100

1,660,742

24,350

168,972

*

347,322

275,648

*

Parent Paren S Par Pare Pa Su Sur Surv Surve Survey on o the th t Quality Q Qu Quali Qual Qualit Qua of o Education Ed Educ Edu Educa Educat Educati Educatio E

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

51

96

98

98

86

96

93

84

97

93

100

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

Gilbert L. Sena High School

129

94

89

95

90

96

91

67

92

89

91

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

La Promesa Early Learning Center

368

93

97

92

93

89

91

80

92

89

89

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

Media Arts Collaborative School

0

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

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

South Valley Preparatory School

112

95

85

93

96

94

98

98

100

94

95

Tierra Adentro of NM

165

95

63

98

96

92

96

85

97

96

89

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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High Schoolers Print 3-D Hands Innovative Program Creating Prosthetic Hand for Injured Wrestler By LUDELLA AWAD Recent Albuquerque School of Excellence Graduate The Albuquerque School of Excellence, a public charter school, has introduced a new technology program — a 3-D printing class — and is already creating a prosthetic hand for an injured teen. “We had a request from a parent who emailed us, saying Albuquerque School of Excellence 3-D Printing Class Members display 3-D projects created using 3-D printers. her son has lost his hand,” said ASE Pictured left to right are Javier Moreno (10th), Meadow Crise (10th), Maksym Horokhovskyi (7th), STEAM Coach Esmani Principal Dr. Begit, TalhaTuncer (10th), Mohammed Houssini (10th), Ebubekir Orsun. Ahmed Hersi (10th) and Hamza Adi (10th). Aaden Valdez, a Photo by Orlando Vigil. 15-year-old high school star wrestler, was injured in a July 4 fireworks accident at his home in Pueblo, Colo. He lost his left eye and most of his left hand. His left eye has already been replaced with a prosthetic eye. Esmani Begit, ASE science and technology teacher, met with Aaden and his parents, Zachary and Laurie Valdez, in September and again in October to take measurements of Aaden’s hand. The prosthetic hand, which will be made out of a malleable plastic, “will work by moving the wrist, basically,” Begit said. The ASE printing club expected to present and fit the hand to Aaden in late October.

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Aaden Valdez is shown here during a regular season wrestling match during his freshman year, before the accident in which he lost most of his left hand. Valdez expected to be fitted for a prosthetic hand in October and plans to continue his high school wrestling career and wrestle in college. Courtesy photo

“Although I will not be able to wrestle with my prosthetic hand, it will help me in other areas of my life,” Aaden said. “It will make daily tasks easier and make me more determined to not let my injury hold me back.” Aaden intends to continue wrestling, however, without wearing the prosthetic hand. He has been wrestling for 12 years – since he was 3 years old – and plans to continue in college. “I am interested in Oklahoma State University or one of the Big Ten schools,” he said. “I look forward to wrestling in college and one of my goals is to wrestle for the Olympics, too. Aaden also plans to become an architect. “Aaden has been incredibly strong through his entire journey,” Laurie Valdez said. “He amazes me daily Esmani Begit (center), ASE science teacher and STEAM coordinator, demonstrates use of a prosthetic hand created by with his courage the 3-D printing class. Looking on are 3-D team members and strength.” Zachary Valdez’s Maksym Horohovadkyi (7th Grade) and Mohammed Houssini (Grade 10). Photo by Orlando Vigil. research on how to find a prosthetic hand for his son led him to ASE. “I was excited they responded rather quickly,” Laurie Valdez said. “We are excited to have his opportunity. I think receiving a cool 3-D printed hand will give him more confidence and help him feel normal again.” The new program at ASE aims to prepare students for “STEAM” learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. It strives to provide training similar to what students get in the University of New Mexico’s Engineering Department. ASE also offers a mentorship program to help students design projects that support the medical needs of the community. The program currently is mentoring 15 students in grades seven through 10 and operates during regular school hours. “We are planning to make a bionic hand in the future by using sensors and electronic applications to design advanced prosthetic hands,” Begit said. “The students at ASE have a lot of desire to see what is next and to learn what they can build from scratch. Maksym Horokhovskyi is a 7th grader in the 3-D class. “It’s important to me because it helps other people out and it is fun to design things,” he said. “We are also helping others with lost arms and hands.”


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Guide to Schools & Academic Support Programs Santa Fe Area Private Schools Little Earth School, 321 W. Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968; Web site: littleearthschool.org. Contact: Ellen Souberman, Director. Grades: Preschool - 6th; Ages: 3-1/2 - 12. Enrollment: 50. Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8. Full time tuition: $9,950; part-time preschool enrollment available. Founded in 1978, Little Earth School's curriculum is rooted in developmental and experiential learning which builds self-esteem, nurtures creative expression and cultivates academic excellence, attending to each child's individual learning style. Essential features of our integrated curriculum include art, dance, music, Spanish, yoga, the outdoors, multicultural and environmental studies. Little Earth School is housed in a beautifully restored adobe building on a rural acre. Our master teachers foster a lifelong love of learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and build children's social/emotional competence. Economically and ethnically diverse student body/staff. Small classes. Afterschool care; Summer Day Camp; Tuition assistance. Presbyterian Medical Services’ Head Start & Early Head Start, various locations. Phone: 1-800-477-7633 for the location nearest you. Website: pmsnm.org. Head Start serves children ages birth to 5 years as well as expectant mothers. We offer high quality early eduction services that prepare children to enter Kindergarten ready to learn. Applications accepted year-round. NAEYC accredited. Caring for our community begins with caring for its smallest members. Head Start and Early Head Start are federally-funded programs that promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. In addition to providing a high quality educational foundation for children, these programs also help parents to reach their own personal, educational, and employment goals. In Santa Fe County call 505-954-4601. Services are free to eligible families. Center-based and homebased programs available. Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-4676431; Email: JWarren@santafewaldorf.org; Web site: SantaFeWaldorf.org; Contact: Jennifer Warren, Admissions. Grades: PreK – 12; Enrollment: 200; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/7; Cost: $9,000 - $18,000; Accredited by AWSNA/WECAN. Discover a school where the arts, academics and athletics

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Santo Niño Regional Catholic School, 23 College Ave., SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-428-7916; Email: apeinado@santoninoregional.org; Web site: santoninoregional.org; Contact: Angela Marie Peinado, Director of Advancement. Ages/Grades: 3 years old to 6th grade; Enrollment: 258; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/16; Cost: $4,718; Accredited by WCEA. You may be asking yourself, “What is the difference between Santo Niño and other schools in the area?” This is an important question. Although Santo Niño is fortunate to be a cost-effective private school, due to our support from the Catholic Church and our fantastic community fundraising efforts, it still is not free. For many parents, it is hard to take on the extra cost of sending their student to Santo Niño or any private school. Here are a few fundamental reasons that we hope provide you with the incentive to send your student to Santo Niño: Scholarships; Financial Aid; Before and After Care; Teaching students to their grade levels.

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United Way of Santa Fe County, SF, NM. Phone: 505-467-4551; Web site: uwsfc.org. Ages: 4 & 5. Early education and PreK classes prepare your boy or girl for school through half- and full-day classes in both Spanish and English. Led by qualified early childhood educators, classes never exceed 18 students. Our program takes the innovative Reggio Emilia approach to learning, which aims to channel your child’s natural pleasure in learning to help him become an active player in his education.

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New Mexico School for the Arts, 275 E. Alameda, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505629-9245; 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 NMSACharter 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 pre-professional instruction in the performing and visual arts with rigorous academics leading to a high school diploma. Scholarships/Financial Aid. continued on page 42


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Albuquerque Area Private Schools

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 87109. Phone: 505-8283208; Email: admission@aa.edu; Web site: aa.edu; Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 1,162; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/9 (Grades 8-12); Cost: $23,375. Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, and NM Public Education Dept. We look for the brightest students in the region, those with intelligence, character, and an eagerness to learn. We’re serious about creating an educational experience that shapes sharp-minded students into purposeful, ethical, independent learners. Our students typically come from over 70 schools throughout the area, and they share one thing in common: a nearly insatiable curiosity. We admit students in grades 612 each fall. The admission deadline for Fall 2018 is February 2, 2018. Financial Aid. 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: 1/9; Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools. Bosque School is an independent, college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. Bosque is renowned for its innovative programs, which are designed to engage our students' passion and purpose and to prepare them, in the words of our mission, "to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals." Scholarships/Financial Aid; Before and After Care.

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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 site: chinookspirit.org; Contact: Holly Wu, CSCA Director. Grades: K-8; Enrollment: 24; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 max; Cost: $600-650/month. Are you seeking a school that will nurture your child's spirit? CSCA is a K-8 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; Before and After Care. 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 4 marvelous enrichment programs being offered this year – dance, yoga, art and music. In addition to our school day programming, we offer extended care from 8am-9am and from 3pm-4pm daily. New classes for tots. All faiths welcome. Limited scholarships may be available. Join our welcoming school community and come learn, play and grow with us! Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool, 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-266-0155, ext. 110; Email: preschool@bnaiisrael-nm.org; Contact: Samantha Newcomb, MA, Preschool Director. Ages: 18 months to Pre-K; Celebrating 35 years of excellence. FOCUS 4-Star. Extended Care available for children 18 months-2nd grade, 7:30am-9am and 1pm-5:30pm. Cross of Hope Lutheran Preschool, 6104 Taylor Ranch NW; Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-899-0928; Email: presch@crossofhope.org; Web site: crossofhope.org; Contact: Mary Sue Hale, Director. Grades: Preschool; Enrollment: 86; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8 for Threes, 1/9 for Fours; Cost: $150/month to $365/month, depending on class. Accredited by Association of Christian School International. Cross of Hope Preschool, growing in excellence since 1986, teaches children the truths of God in a loving environment through a quality educational program that respects each child's development. We are faith-based, nationally accredited and 5-star rated. Our stimulating curriculum helps children develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Cross of Hope Preschool offers licensed educators, low teacher/student ratios, weekly chapel, music, art, Spanish and Sign Language at an affordable tuition. Financial Aid. 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: 200; 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: hcsnm.org; Contact: Gwen Hughes, Admissions Director. Grades: Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten - 12th grades; Enrollment: 1,275; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:17; Cost: $7,500; Accredited by ICAA, AdvancEd, Public Education Department of NM, member ACSI. Hope Christian School is a non-denominational, private Christian school, with a fully accredited, college prep program and over 95% of our graduates going to college. From Pre-Kindergarteners learning to read, to recent graduating classes receiving millions in scholarship offers, to championship-winning athletics, HCS offers an excellent program with emphasis on critical thinking skills. Electives and activities include Elementary and Mid-

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Albuquerque School Athletics Robotics, Engineering, Film-making, Drama, Guitar, Choir and Art, National Honor Society and Student Council. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Enrichment Programs: Fine and Performing Arts, Electives, Athletics and Student Government. 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 2018-19 are now being accepted. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. Oak Grove Classical Academy, 8888 Harper Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-269-2696; Email: info@oakgroveowls.com; Web site: oakgroveclassical.com; Contact: Stephen Collins, Headmaster. Grades: Pre-K through 12; Enrollment: 265; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/16; Cost: varies by grade; Accredited by AdvancEd and Christian Schools International. Oak Grove Classical Academy is a Christcentered, Classical, University-Model School celebrating 10 years of academic excellence. Oak Grove offers academic excellence, rewarding and challenging athletics and a unique schedule which allows parents to actively participate in the education of their children. We seek to create lifelong learners who honor Christ by passionately pursuing truth, goodness and beauty. Financial Aid; Athletics; Clubs. Pathways Academy, 1776 Montaño Rd. NW, Bldg. 2, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107. Phone: 505-341-0555; Email: admissions@pathwaysacademynm.org; Web site: pathwaysacademynm.org; Contact: Lynn Rymsza, Administrative Assistant. Grades: K-12; Enrollment: 21; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8; Cost: $15,000/year; Accredited by NCA. Pathways Academy is a private nonprofit school for children grades K-12. We have a diverse range of talented students, who thrive in our warm and home-like environment. We specialize in helping children with unique learning challenges reach their full potential in a caring and encouraging environment. We customize each child’s education, working with students who have learning difficulties in reading, spelling, writing, math; focusing (such as ADD/ADHD); Aspergers or are on the autism spectrum. Scholarships; Before and After Care.

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Presbyterian Medical Services’ Head Start & Early Head Start, various locations. Phone: 1-800-477-7633 for the location nearest you. Website: pmsnm.org. Head Start serves children ages birth to 5 years as well as expectant mothers. We offer high quality early eduction services that prepare children to enter Kindergarten ready to learn. Applications accepted year-round. NAEYC accredited. Caring for our community begins with caring for its smallest members. Head Start and Early Head Start are federally-funded programs that promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. In addition to providing a high quality educational foundation for children, these programs also help parents to reach their own personal, educational, and employment goals. In Sandoval County call 505-896-1885; in Torrance County call 505-832-1922. Services are free to eligible families. Home-based and center-based programs. Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-3383000; Email: info@sandiaprep.org; Web site: sandiaprep.org; Contact: Laura Fitzpatrick, Director of Admission. Grades: Grades 6 – 12; Enrollment: 528; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/7. Accredited by National Association of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. Named a top private school in New Mexico with an A+ rating, Sandia Preparatory School is an independent college A+ preparatory school. Sandia Prep offers innovative, advanced classes balanced with dynamic art and athletics. Sandia Prep's sevento-one student-to-teacher ratio is key to our ability to offer individualized attention. College counseling begins in 9th grade and translates to 100% of seniors being accepted to four-year colleges. Schedule a campus visit today to experience the Prep difference and discover why the future goes to Sandia Prep. Scholarships/Financial Aid. 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, continued on page 44

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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. 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. 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.

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Student achievement test scores are in the top 1 percent nationally for grades 15. Before and After Care available. Call for a personal tour today! UNM Children's Campus, 1210 University NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-2773365; Email: weecare@unm.edu; Web site: Childcare.unm.edu. Ages: 6 weeks12 years. Free or low cost for eligible student parents. Drop-in and evening care options. The UNM Children’s Campus (UNMCC) is the only provider of child care services on UNM’s Main Campus. The mission of the Children’s Campus is to support student recruitment, retention, and graduation by providing the UNM community with a high quality early childhood program that supports their educational goals and experiences. The UNMCC is a nationally-recognized program that has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) and The Children, Youth and Families Department’s AIM High Program. We are a five-star licensed child care facility with the state of New Mexico.

Public/Charter Schools Cesar Chavez Community School, 1325 Palomas SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-877-0558; Email: tarness@cesarchavezcharter.net; Web site: cesarchavezcharter.net; Contact: Tani Arness, Principal. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 205; Cost: Free. Typical class size is 17 students or less. Each student is assigned to a mentor to help track their progress and problem-solve challenges. The school hosts approximately 200 students at a time. The school is small and community oriented, with all classes housed within the same building. Student skill levels in math and language arts are assessed at entry and then again periodically using short cycle assessments. This allows CCCS to bring students up from where they are starting and give them the boost they need to get where they are going. We prepare our graduates for their next steps, including education, training, work, family, and positive community participation. Early College Academy and Career Enrichment Center, 807 Mountain Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-247-3658; Email: ramsey_l@aps.edu; Web site: cec.aps.edu; Contact: Lynn Ramsey, Counselor. Grades: 9-12; Enrollment: 200 at ECA and 1,600 at CEC; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/15; Cost: Free - minimal lab fees for some CEC classes. The Early College Academy is an APS Magnet School and partner high school to the Career Enrichment Center. ECA is a diploma granting APS College Prep High School offering rigorous academic curriculum with opportunities for college coursework while in high school. CEC provides opportunities to high school students for advanced, in-depth learning in elective classes from a variety of career areas such as Medicine, Engineering, Computer Tech, Languages, Trades, Business and Digital Media. Before and After Care. Dual College Credit and Certifications available in many classes/areas. 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; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/13; 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: cjones@lpelc.com; Web site: lpelc.com; Contact: Chris Jones, Executive Director. Grades: K–8; Enrollment: 349; 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. P=Practice, R=Respect, I=Involvement, D=Determination, E=Excellence. 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: 240; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/13; Cost: Free. MACCS will provide an integrated, inclusive curriculum through hands-on experiential learning that satisfies N.M. standards for graduation from secondary schools. We seek to prepare students for an education in the media arts at the university and community college level, as well as to prepare all students to understand the role of Media Arts in the world and how people’s lives can be affected by them. Our mission stems from the need to provide an education that recognizes the extensive influence the media has on our children and society. Our vision is for MACCS to contribute sustainability to the growth the state of New Mexico is experiencing in the film and television industries through new generations of New Mexico residents, with marketable skills, playing important creative roles in these industries. continued on page 46


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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 Carillo, Principal/Interim Head Administrator. Grades: 7-12; Enrollment: 270; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/21; Cost: $40; Accredited by: NCAA, NCA. We are a blended on-line curriculum; college preparatory classes in STEM and Aviation; challenging coursework; independent learning style. South Valley Preparatory School, 2813 Gun Club Rd. SW, Abq, NM 87105. Phone: 505-222-5642; Email: office@southvalleyprep.org; Web site: southvalleyprep.org; Contact: Charlotte Trujillo, Principal. Grades: 6-8; Enrollment: 151; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/15; Cost: Free. The mission of South Valley Preparatory School is to provide a small, safe and unique family learning community where students are prepared for high school and beyond. SVPS provides students with access to the following: 1. Small learning environment. 2. Access to a rigorous, research-based curriculum. 3. Educators who "loop" with their students from one grade level to the next. 4. Opportunities for parents and students to participate in community service projects. 5. Weekly family advisory classes to help students develop plans for a successful academic career at SVPS and into high school. Before and After Care. Tierra Adentro of New Mexico, 1511 Central Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-967-4720; Email: tarchuleta@tierraadentronm.org; Web site: tierraadentronm.org; Contact: Theresa Archuleta, Principal. Grades: 6-12; Enrollment: 265; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/12; Cost: Free. The mission of Tierra Adentro: The New Mexico 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.

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.

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Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Web: explora.us; Contact: Ashleigh Olguin, Reservations. All ages; Scholarships. Explora offers educational enrichment programs for children, families, teachers, schools, and community organizations, and serves over 60,000 students annually! Semesterlong supplemental education includes: Growing a Scientist™ for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 together with their adult companion(s); Science to Grow On™ for K-3rd graders; Science Studio, K-3rd graders develop skills as scientists during a month of discovery (meets for four mornings for 2.5 hours. Participation of parents or adult caregivers is encouraged, but not required. Chain Reaction Scientists – physics/engineering for 3-5th graders; Robotics after-school club: Robo Task Force for 3rd-7th graders; Home School Exploration Series for grades K-8; Winter, Spring and Summer Camps, and Birthday Parties with science activities. 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. Invention Dimension, 3801 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505999-1962; Email: laurie@inventiondimension.club; Web site: inventiondimension.club; Contact: Laurie Bloyer, Owner/Educator; Grades: PreK-5th; Ages: 2-12 years old; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/6. Our unique Makerspace offers a variety of classes to PreK children up to 5th grade. We have classes geared for adult and me, homeschool groups, and for afterschool enrichment. Our handson approach teaches STEAM skills in an innovative and engaging format. Programs are delivered by a New Mexico state licensed teacher with honors, and more than 15 years teaching experience. We teach essential academic and social skills that will help your child succeed in school, in life, and in their careers. Before and After Care; We offer STEAM enrichment classes, using a hands-on approach. We call this ‘making.’

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Albuquerque Karma Tutoring, 526 Española St. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-256-9559. Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: FunToReadTutor.com; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director. Ages: 4-Adult; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/1 or small groups; Cost: Pay what you can afford! Fun to Read Tutor has been operating with Sing, Spell, Read and Write since 1996 here in Albuquerque. And now it’s time to expand, because every child deserves to learn how to read. Karma Tutoring, utilizing trained educators and volunteers along with generous caring community business leaders, is a non-profit that promises to deliver what our city needs. Students who can read proficiently! Financial Aid. LearningRx, 7120 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Ste. 16, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-8561596; Email: k.dickey@learningrx.net; Web site: learningrx.com/albuquerquenortheast; Contact: Kristen Dickey, Center Director. Grades: Kinder-College; Ages: 5-Adult; Teacher/Student Ratio: one-to-one. We target the cause, not just the symptoms, of learning struggles. We focus on weak cognitive skills that can be getting in the way of a more efficient learning process. Change how you learn, work and live! Enrichment programs. New Mexico College Counseling, 216 Aliso Dr. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-471-6361; Email: nmcollegeconsulting@gmail.com; Web site: nmcollegecounseling.com; Contact: Jennifer Dryfoos, College Consultant. Grades: 10-12; Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/1. Interested in leaving New Mexico for college, but don’t know where to start? New Mexico College Counseling can help. I will work with you to develop a college list, complete applications and essays, and find money for college. I have more than 20 years experience in the field, and I work with students at all levels and with many different interests. Free or reduced cost counseling is available to students in need. 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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The UNM Children’s Campus (UNMCC) is the only provider of child care services on UNM’s Main Campus. The mission of the Children’s Campus is to support student recruitment, retention, and graduation by providing higher education communities with a quality early childhood program that supports their educational goals and experiences. The UNMCC is a nationally recognized program that has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and the Children, Youth and Families Department’s AIM High Program. We are a nationally recognized, five-star licensed child care facility with the state of New Mexico.

Need Child Care While You are in Class? CCAMPIS The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program is funded through the US Department of Education and provides FREE or LOW-cost child care for eligible student parents while they attend classes or participate in class-related activities. The Children’s Campus also provides an onsite study space for use by our student parents. Drop-in and Evening care options include: Children 6 weeks-5 years:

Kindergarten – 12 years:

Monday–Thursday from 7:00am–10:00pm

Monday–Thursday from 4:00pm–10:00pm

Friday from 7:00am–5:30pm

Friday from 4:00pm–5:30pm

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CCAMPIS: Child Care Access Means Parents in School! http://childcare.unm.edu | 1210 University Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87102 | (505)277-3365

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Lakeshore Learning Store at The Shops at Park Square, 6646 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-884-4866; Web site: LakeshoreLearning.com. For ages 3 & up. For more than 60 years, teachers and parents have counted on Lakeshore for high-quality educational products that get kids excited about learning. From games and crafts to science kits and building projects, we offer tons of products that capture the magic of childhood! Plus, we host Free Crafts for Kids every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. UNM Bookstores, 2301 Central NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-5451; Web site: bookstore.unm.edu; Contact: Anicia Hill, Marketing Manager. Ages: 1-100; Accredited by: University of New Mexico. The UNM Bookstore, conveniently located on Central and Cornell, is as a one-stop community bookstore. More than just textbooks, the UNM Bookstore features an in-store coffee shop and technology store, a large selection of local interest and academic titles, as well as the latest bestsellers, office supplies and exclusive Lobo apparel and merchandise. Visit us online. UNM Bookstores–Where Everyone's a Lobo! Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!

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