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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar 16

New Mexico Girls Make Movies 8

Let’s Read! 22 Santa Fe Kids! Calendar 24

New Competition Aims To Help Bring Young Women Into NM Film Industry

Young Scientist 35

In Field & Stream 12 Students study Northern NM water, bugs, rocks & raise trout

Vampires & Monsters 28 NM Author Creates Illustrated Poems That Scare You Silly

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New Competition Aims To Help Bring Young Women Into NM Film Industry By KATE MAST

Sara Casaus had never written a screenplay, held an audition or directed a film before this summer. Now, she’s done it all. The recent University of New Mexico graduate was one of 68 girls and young women from around the state to enter the “New Mexico Girls Make Movies” competition, a new initiative to fund and provide mentorship to aspiring female filmmakers. When she first heard about the competition, Casaus was busy completing her final semester in foreign languages at UNM. “I didn’t get the

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time to write the screenplay until spring break,” she says, but the story had been taking shape in her mind for much longer. When Casaus sat down to write, “it came out all at once.” Two days later, she had the first draft of her screenplay, Bottled Up, which would wow the six women who judged the entries. Casaus has always loved stories — writing them, reading them and watching them. And she knew she wanted to pursue film. But she didn’t know how to break into the industry. She kept running into this conundrum: to get a Nolan van Loon, a rising seventh-grader at the job, you have to Academy for Technology and the Classics, learns about have experience. set photography with Barb Odell. But how do you get experience in the first place? That’s one of the big challenges Jocelyn Jansons was hoping to solve when she launched “New Mexico Girls Make Movies” with her collaborator, Carrie McCarthy. Jansons had won the George RR Martin Science Fiction/Fantasy Screenwriter Grant through the New Mexico Film Foundation for her screenplay, Wolf, and she wanted to give back to the community. “A lot of people don’t know where to start, and we’re hoping to teach them,” she says. As the film industry continues to grow in the state, Jansons hopes the program will help young New Mexico women find jobs close to home in the future. Jansons knows first-hand how important it can be for young women to have female role models. She got her start in media at age 12 in Manhattan. As a teenager, she hosted NBC-TV’s “Kids Just Kids” and “Fast Forward.” The journalists she worked with encouraged her to write and conduct her own interviews for the shows’ often-famous guests. “It was because of the female mentors that I had that I’m still in the industry today,” she says. Since 1929, when the Academy Awards first launched, only four women have been nominated for Best Director. In those 88 years, only one woman, Kathryn Bigelow, has received that award. Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screen Play and Best Adapted Screenplay each have fewer than 10 women winners in the Academy’s history. And on major motion picture productions, 75 percent of crews are male. “I knew it was bad,” says McCarthy, who has worked in the industry in a variety of roles, including on several of Jansons’ short films. But she didn’t realize just how skewed the gender disparity was until she began researching the statistics this year. continued on page 10

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“We’ve been seeing one perspective for so long in the industry,” says Jansons. Nurturing the voices and visions of young women from communities around the state is one way to bring fresh ideas. And the 68 poems, short stories and screenplays submitted to the competition reinforced her hunch. “These are films we haven’t ever seen before,” she says. When Casaus submitted her application, she worried her story would be too whimsical. The story follows a girl into a store where emotions are sold like over-the-counter medication. “It’s a magical, exquisite story,” says McCarthy. Now, Casaus is savoring every aspect of her role as director. She says Jansons told her that, as director, she could choose to step back from Nemali Hypolite, who is 16 and attends the Bosque certain aspects School, discusses sound with mentor Elizabeth “Storm” of production. “I Dwyer. very much want to experience all of it,” she says. “This grant is a really, really big opportunity for me and all the girls who entered. It’s what opened the door to the film industry to me, and to directing, which is huge.” For Jansons, mentoring young people has long been a passion. She’s taught filmmaking in various capacities in New Mexico and is continually impressed with how quickly her students pick up the technology. The cameras we carry in our pockets every day — our phones — have more advanced technology than professional equipment from 15 years ago, she says. “Kids are doing things musically, editing their own trailers. They can create incredible films within their own homes,” she says. She hopes the girls from this summer production might take this storytelling training, and the new relationships with one another, and continue to create films Sarah Casaus, whose winning submission, Bottled Up, together. “These is being filmed at Santa Fe Community College, disbonds will far cusses the script on-set with veteran director Jocelyn Jansons. outlast the program as they go through school,” Jansons says. “They’re going to be the next generation of filmmakers. Bringing like-minded girls together will create a kind of magic that we can’t even predict.” Jansons says the extended film community has jumped in to support the project. The grant is offered through the New Mexico Film Foundation, and Santa Fe Community College’s film school and New Mexico Film Resource are providing the stage and gear to produce Bottled Up. The judges and mentors, all working professionals, have expressed eagerness to help younger women find their way into the world of filmmaking. With this network of support, Jansons and McCarthy hope to expand the program in the coming years. They envision offering screenwriting workshops, and maybe offering longer, residential summer camp-type immersive production experiences. “We’re really excited for these girls,” says Jansons. “They have so much potential, and they have incredible ideas. They are so ready to learn, and they get it so quickly. It’s really inspiring.”


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Students study Northern NM water, bugs, rocks & raise trout By DEBORAH BEGEL

On a snowy spring day, Dr. Christy Wall and I headed up to the Chama Valley before the sun was up. As the Science and Education Director of New Mexico Wildlife Center in Española, Wall had filled her car with rocks and other science paraphernalia for her “River Classroom.” She explained that when the Wildlife Center was started by a local veterinarian named Kathleen Ramsay 31 years ago, Before heading out on a Wild Walk tour, “it began as a wildlife rehabili- Executive Director Melissa Moore tation center, and we came to introduces youngsters to Oscar, a Great realize that you have to do Horned Owl. One of Oscar’s eyes and a more than just rehabilitate an wing were damaged by gunshot pellets. injured animal and release it. Photo by Lauren Coupland. In order to really make a difference, we have to educate the public and we have to teach them the importance of wildlife and the importance of native habitats.” Wall also told me that all River Classroom activities are “hands-on” rather than text-book driven. Even so, she added, every lesson plan meets “state standards” for achievement in science. Wall was planning to take students on a field trip, but the weather didn’t cooperate. So when we arrived at Chama Elementary School, she announced the change of plans first thing. “We’re not going on a geology hike today,” she said, “because it’s hard to see rocks with snow on

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We stopped at the top of the trail to meet Maxwell, a bald eagle. Moore said that people weren’t sure how he was injured. “That’s because he can’t talk,” Owen said. On my second trip to the Chama Valley, I was amazed to see the fields and mountains greener than I had ever seen them because of abundant spring rains and runoff from melting snow. Wall said that meant that the fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from Tierra Amarilla Elementary School wouldn’t be able to get into the river that day. Nonetheless, it was a big day. Students were going to transfer tiny rainbow trout that they had been raising for about four months in Terri Lindstrom’s classroom into the Rio Chama. Wall disappeared into the school and emerged with Lindstrom and a large cooler lined with a clear plastic bag. Inside, 65-inch-long trout were swimming madly back and forth in the water. “New Mexico Game and Fish brought us 80 eggs in January,” Lindstron told me. “The hatching part was very cool, watching the eggs change and the movement start inside the eggs.” “How long before they started hatching?” I asked. “Two weeks,” Lindstrom said. “Every day there were a few more.” We joined a couple dozen students, headed north to a gravel parking lot just south of Chama and walked down a short trail to the Rio Chama, which was charging by. Wall greeted a couple of men from Game and Fish and brought the cooler down to the river’s edge, where some students had already soaked their shoes in the soggy bank. They didn’t mind at all. It was such a lush and bountiful place. Wall told students that the plan was to bring some of the colder river water into the cooler to help the fish acclimate. Then students would each take a plastic cup with a fish or two over to the river and place them into the water. “Line up!” Wall called and the students began pouring a half cup of river water each into the cooler. Next they watched as Wall dipped a small blue net attached to the end of a foot long stick into the cooler. She served up some water and a trout or two into each cup. Katelyn Hinds kneeled down by the river bank and gently lowered her cup into the water. “Bye, bye,” she said, as she slowly stood up. She didn’t take her eyes off the two fish. One swam into the current; the other lingered by the bank. “We’ll never know what happens to them,” she sighed. After the cooler was emptied of fish and water, Wall gathered students to review the day’s activities. “How did it go?” she asked. “A couple fish already died,” one student replied. “Died?” Wall asked. “What’s your hypothesis for why?” The students talked about the conditions in the water, both favorable and unfavorable. The temperature of the river was a little colder, but there seemed to be plenty of bugs. Wall encouraged students to use scientific terms like “turbidity” for the amount of cloudiness in the water or “macroinvertebrates” to describe some of the smallest creatures that live in the river. As the bus pulled up to take students back to school, Wall asked for comments, questions and concerns. “Why can’t you come back next year?” wailed Bayler Faulkner. “Next year,” Wall said. “I need to go to other schools.” She paused, and looked wistful. “If I had unlimited funding,” she said, “I’d offer River Classroom to every single fourth, fifth and sixth grader in New Mexico. I think it’s so important that our kids experience science. It’s all around us!” Visitors are welcome at New Mexico Wildlife Center Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A self-guided tour has signs telling about why a bird or animal cannot be returned to the wild, information on how that species is doing, and preferred habitats. Guided group tours are available for a small fee but need to be booked in advance. Call 505 753 9505 for information. Special events like the migratory bird count are listed on the center’s website (thewildlifecenter.org) under “News.” Although the Wildlife Center has about 150 volunteers, taking care of wild birds and animals is expensive. The annual budget, which includes four full-time and four part-time staff, is just under $500,000 and donations are welcome.

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More Keshet Summer Dance Camps JULY 10-14 / 10AM – 3PM Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18) Supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. Scholarships are available. JULY 17-21 / 8:30AM – 12PM Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5) $125 full week* JULY 17-21 / 12PM – 4PM Behind-the-Scenes Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) $150 full week* JULY 24-28 / 9AM – 1PM Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10 – Adult) $150 full week* * Day rates, extended hours and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Multiple camp and sibling discounts are also available.

Keshet Community Dance Classes SUMMER SESSION THRU AUG. 5TH REGISTRATION IS ONGOING FALL SESSION AUG. 14TH - DEC. 9TH Classes are available for ages 2 thru adult. Learn Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Adaptive Dance and more! Ask about our unlimited non-competitive scholarships for youth under 18 years and Work Study for ages 18+.

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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 Aug 16 for listings in September and October. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

July Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Crafting for a Cause, 34:30pm, 3rd Thus. Make new friends and create items that will warm the hearts, heads and hands of people in need; novice-expert welcome. Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Lego Club, 3-4:30pm, 3rd Sat. Join to build on a theme with fellow Lego fans; all ages, materials provided. Free, Loma Colorado, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Jugamos Juntos: ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon, Sats in July. Hands-on art activities, bilingual singalongs and outdoor activities in the Bosque; please pre-register online. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 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. Ongoing, STEAMWORKS, 4th Sat, 24pm. Inventors, tinkerers and makers, grades K through 6 are encouraged to develop curiosity and creativity while tackling STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 12, Charcoal Workshop, 6-8:30pm. Taught by Sailer Fine Art and Instruction, call to reserve a space; all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 13, A Room of One’s Own: Interior Design, noon-1pm. Tweens are invited to learn the basics of interior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with their own creation; ages 9-12, materials provided/registration required. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. 19, Mama’s Minerals Kids’ Classes, 10am. Pick from Kids Rock! Geology, Future Paleontologists, Memory Wire Bracelet and Bird Sun Catcher; take as few or as many as you wish. See MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses for detailed schedule and pricing; pre-registration required in-store or by phone. Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com.

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20, Locker Magnets for Tweens, 34:30pm. Make your space unique with magnets for the fridge, locker or magnet board; for grades 4-6. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 22, Art of Henna, 1-2pm. A presentation and demonstration with Alissa; learn the history and after care of Henna hand painting and have your own application. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. 22, Free Kids Day, 10am-2pm. Excavate 50 million year old fossil fish, learn how arrowheads are made, and pan for gold. Make your own necklace/ bracelet, crack open geodes and see glowing fluorescent minerals. Face painting, too! The kids will gain a deeper appreciation for Mother Earth with our hands-on geology presentation and leave with a free bag of rocks and fossils. Free, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com. 25, A House For Me: Exterior Design, 2-3pm. Tweens are invited to learn the basics of exterior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with a creation of their own; ages 9-12, materials provided/registration required. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo.

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. 9, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class, 9-11am. Talk about caring for the Resilience Garden through the heat, including checking plants’ colors and textures for signs of health. After the workshop, everyone is invited to participate in an hour of volunteer work from 11am to noon. Space is limited, reserve by e-mailing learn@indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.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/under 12 free, 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, traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/under 12 free, students ½ price, Oddfellows Hall, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Traditional Indian Dances, 2pm, Fris; 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns. Showcasing dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM as well as Plains Style, Navajo,

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Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 7, Keshet Dance Workshop for Tweens, 2-4pm. Try a hand at hip hop and contemporary dance with Keshet Dance Company; for grades 4-6. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.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. Visit the exhibit Images in Silver: ABQ Museum Photo Archives with more than 130,000 historic photos documenting Albuquerque. $1-$4/ free general admission Sats, 2-5pm (live music); Suns 9am-1pm; 1st Wed 9am-5pm; 3rd Thus, 5-8:30pm (family night), 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, $4/$2/$1/Free, 3 and under 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. Visit Pueblo People & Our Modern Environment, a short-term exhibit exploring the relationship with mother earth and the responsibility to protect natural resources for the future. painter Maria Allison of Laguna Pueblo. Admission $5.40-$8.40, 2401 12th NW, 8437270, indianpueblo.org. Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorites Museum. IOM 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 Mundos de Mestizaje: a 4,000 square foot, concave buon fresco, created by Frederico Vigil that depicts thousands of years of Hispanic and pre-hispanic history. 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-size 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. 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. NM Holocaust & Intolerance Museum and Study Center. Learn about the Holocaust and other genocides that have affected people 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. $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. Tinkertown Museum. Tinkertown Museum is a rich treasure trove of miniatures, antiques, eccentricity and art. Explore the dusty streets of an animated miniature old western town and see a three-ring miniature circus. Tinkertown began as a hobby over 50 years ago and wood carvings and antique toys and tools are included in the over 12,000 items in the collection with many animated displays. It is all housed in a compound built of over 55,000 glass bottles and other recycled materials and is a testimony to artist Ross Ward’s singular pursuit of creativity; open daily through Nov 1 from 9am-6pm. $3.75 ages 1862/$3.25 ages 62+/$1.25 ages 4-17, located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway on the road to Sandia Crest, 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, 281-5233, tinkertown.com.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 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, 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. 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.

Fairs and Festivals Ongoing, ABQ Uptown Growers’ Markets, 7am-noon, Sats & Tues. A farmers market that features vendors offering locally grown produce and local crafts. Free, ABQ Uptown, NE Parking Lot, 2200 Louisiana NE (Sats), Presbyterian Administration, 9521 San Mateo NE (Tues), abquptowngrowersmarket.org. Ongoing, Corrales Growers Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Free, Corrales Growers Market Lot, Corrales Rd/Jones Rd, corralesgrowersmarket.com. Ongoing, Downtown Growers Market, 7am-noon, Sats. Over 50 produce vendors, a variety of artists, live local music and community organizations. Robinson Park, Central and 8th, 243-2230, downtowngrowers.org. Ongoing, Railyard Market, 10am-2pm, Suns. Food, music and community. Free, Blacksmith Shop at the ABQ Railyard in Barelas, 777 1st SW, 600-1109, railyardsmarket.com. 1-3, Pork & Brew, 11am-7pm, Sat & Sun; 11am-5pm, Mon. This festival has barbecue vendors from around the region, live music, interactive family activities, a petting zoo with pig races, local arts and crafts, dancing, face painting, bouncy houses and a kids’ watermelon eating contest. $6/$4/free ages 3 & under, Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, 891-7342, rioranchonm.org. 4, Corrales 4th of July Parade, 10am. Parade starts at Target Road and goes south through downtown, followed by Family Fun Day in La Entrada Park, where The Fire Department and Boy Scouts will be serving food. corralesjuly4.com. 4, Freedom 4th, 3-10pm. Celebrate with one of the largest firework shows in the state; taste food from vendors, enjoy the Microbrew Garden, walk through a car show and enjoy kids' activities. Free, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, 768-5366, cabq.gov. 4, Red, White and Balloons, 5pm. Music, food, lawn activities and fireworks; see website for schedule, tickets do sell out; all ages. $30 (VIP Stars & Stripes dinner including lawn ticket)/$20/$10/free under 11/$10 parking

pass, Balloon Fiesta Museum NE, 9201 Balloon Museum, 880-0500, balloonmuseum.com. 15, Lavender in the Village, 10am4pm. Live music, free yoga classes, a kids camp, wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations and 70 artisans offering everything from lavender bouquets to lavender paintings, pies, spices, lotions, beer and wine; all ages. Free parking across the street from Los Poblanos Inn & Farm. $8/$3 ages 4-12/free under 3, 4920 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, 933-8650, lavenderinthevillage.com. 20, ¡Salud y Sabor!: Peru, 5:307:30pm. Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using local ingredients as well as art activities for children and adults, health screenings and entertainment. Free, Domenici Education Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 22, Dragonfly Festival, 10am-2pm. Learn about NM’s more than 100 species of dragonflies, see them up close and make a craft. Included with admission, Botanic Garden - ABQ Bio Park, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 22, Route 66 Summerfest featuring Los Lobos, 3-10:30pm. This mile-long stretch of fun located on Central in Nob Hill will feature up to 25 music artists, shopping, artists, food trucks and kids’ activities. Free, Central from Girard to Washington, cabq.gov. 28 & 29, Edgewood Arts & Music Festival, 6pm, Fri; 10am, Sat. Festivities include 20 bands, artists, workshops, dancing, food vendors and a Chuckwagon Dinner on Fri. $25/free under 12, Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood, 281-7655, wildlifewest.org.

Music Ongoing, Children’s Radio Hour, 9am, Sats. Stories and music for all ages on KUNM 89.9 FM. Want to join the KUNM Kids Birthday Club? E-mail a request to kunmkids@kunm.org. Ongoing, Explora Music Jam, 2:152:45pm, Weds & Thus. Instruments are provided for all ages to join in. Free w/admission. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, Jugamos Juntos: Cantando la Cultural, 10am, 2nd Sats. Learn and sing along with traditional songs reflecting Hispanic heritage, taught by local musicians. These programs include opportunities for families to learn the history and background of the NM and Latin American songs they learn while practicing and using Spanish; pre-register online. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drum, 6:30-9pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 8+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Fraternal Order of Police, 4120 Cutler NE, 715-4189, hdpd.org.

Ongoing, Summer Nights Music Concerts, 6-9pm, Thus through Aug 10. Gates open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm; most Botanic Garden exhibits, the BUGarium and the Aquarium will be open until 8pm during these concerts. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 1, Recycleman, 10:30-11:30am. Kevin Kinane is back with his highly energetic, interactive "Recycleman" program. He will demonstrate how to create music from found objects and gets everyone involved with his new and improved Recyclemachine. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abqlibrary.org/losgriegos. 1 & 2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, Summertime Concerts, 7pm, Fris & Sats; 1pm Sun (noon July 16). Live music on the gazebo in Old Town. Free, Old Town Plaza, cabq.gov. 2, Los Texmaniacs & Mariachi Flor de Toloache, 6pm. Part of the Domingos en Arte summer music and dance series, this event includes music, drinks and Latin cuisine; all ages. $17/free 12 & under, National Hispanic Cultural Center Fountain Courtyard, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, ampconcerts.org. 3, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, 12:30pm. This integrated series brings musicians to perform for the artists with developmental disabilities at N4th and invites the community to join; all ages. Free, N4th Theatre, 4904 4th NW, 3452872, vsartsnm.org. 7, 14, 21, Summer Beats at the Zoo, 7:30pm. The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Celtic, bluegrass and pop-rock. $10/$5, 903 10th SW, 764-6200, cabq.gov. 9, Boleros al Atardecer, 6pm. Part of the Domingos en Arte summer music and dance series, this includes Latin music, drinks and Latin cuisine; all ages. $17/free 12 & under, National Hispanic Cultural Center Fountain Courtyard, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, ampconcerts.org. 11, Bobcats Swing, 6:30-7:30pm. Bob Gusch, Dan Dowling and John Griffin play classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues and bossa nova. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 8578321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. 12, ABQ Concert Band Free Summer Concert Series, 7-8pm. The ABQ Con-

cert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics; a food truck will be on site. Free, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 12, Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque, various times. This event presents world-renowned professional groups showcasing a variety of styles within the Mariachi tradition. Free-$70, locations vary, 836-0306, mariachispectacular.com. 13-Aug 5, NM Jazz Festival, 8-10pm. The festival features local as well as world-renowned artists and jazz masters while bringing together Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Times, prices and locations vary, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 19, Le Chat Lunatique, 5-6pm. Bring a blanket and dancing shoes and enjoy this band’s family friendly performance. Free, Ernie Pyle Library,900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. 19, TradiSón (Cuba), 6pm. Part of the Domingos en Arte summer music and dance series, this event includes music that combines Afro-Cuban rhythms and Spanish melody, drinks and Latin cuisine; all ages. $17/free 12 & under, National Hispanic Cultural Center Fountain Courtyard, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, ampconcerts.org. 20, Watermelon Jug Band, 5-6pm. This band entertains audiences with its Americana mixture of country, bluegrass, jug band, rock 'n' roll, popular and original music. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org/southvalley. 21, John Gorka, 7:30pm. A singer/songwriter famed for his soulful baritone, New Jersey native John Gorka is one of the leading lights of the new folk movement. $27/$22, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 24-28, Andy Mason Music. See this award-winning NM musician and experience his original, interactive, educational, bilingual and fun music. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 25, Flambeaux, 6-7pm. This AMP concert takes the audience down to the "Big Easy" without leaving NM. There will be traditional New Orleans Jazz as well as the Second Line funky sounds. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org/ lomastramway. 26, John Lewis Youth Piano Competition, 1-4pm. Open to all homeschooled, private, public, middle school and high school students. Free, African American Performing Arts Center, Expo NM, 310 San Pedro NE, outpostspace.org. 27, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet Free Youth Concert, 2pm. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 350-5413, cabq.gov.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Alamosa Library, Baby Storytime, Thus, 10:30am; Basics for Beginners, library card required, by appointment; Family Coloring Club, 2nd Tue, 3-4pm, all ages; Lego Club (ages 6+), 2nd Mon, 3:30-5pm; Preschool Storytime, 10am, Weds; Read to the Dogs (ages 6+), 2nd Tue, 3-4:30pm; 3rd Thus, 10-11am; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Wed, 9-10am. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org/alamosa. Ongoing, Central & Unser Library, Bilingual One on One Computer Help, Weds, 4-5pm; Family Storytime (all ages), Mons, 10:30am; ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-3), Weds, 10:30am; Lego Club (ages 6+), 4th Fri, 4pm ; Sunday Movies, Suns, 1:30pm; Free, 8081 Central NW, 7684320, abclibrary.org/centralunser. Ongoing, Cherry Hills Library, An Itch to Stitch (all ages), Tues, 10am-noon; Baby and Toddler Storytime, (ages 0-2), Weds, 11am; Chess Club, 1st Sat, 1-3pm; Chess for Beginners, 3rd Sun, 2:30pm; First Friday Book Group, 1st Fri, 10:30amnoon; Gizmo Garage, dates and times on website; Let’s Lego (ages 6-12), 2nd Sun & 4th Wed, 3pm; Master Gardeners, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sats, 10am-3pm; Mystery Book Group, 1st Tue, 6-7:30pm; Preschool Art or Science (ages 3-5), dates and times listed on website (registration required, limited to 15, children must be accompanied); Preschool Storytime, (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 1st & 3rd Sat, 1-3pm; Spanish Literature Group, dates and times on website; Tablet Class: One on One, check website for details. Free, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. Ongoing, East Mountain Library, East Mountain Book Club, 1st Thu, 5:45pm; Lego Club (age 4-12), 2nd Sat, 23pm; One-on-One Computer sessions, Thus, 11am-noon, by appointment; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 1-2pm & 2nd Sat 1-2pm; Yu-Gi-Oh! Club, (tweens and teens), 3rd Wed, 3-5pm. Free, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 2818508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain. Ongoing, Erna Fergusson Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:15am; Dungeons & Dragons (ages 13-19), 4th Sat (call to reserve a spot); Lego Club (ages 5+), 3rd Sat, 2:30pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), Thus, 10:15am; One-onOne Computer Sessions, Tues, 1 & 2pm, call to sign up; Origami club (ages 10+), 1st Fri, 4pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds 10:15am; Family Storytime (all ages), Mons, 4:15-5pm; Shear Madness, 2nd Sat, 2:30-4:30pm; Free, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson.

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Ongoing, Ernie Pyle Library, Preschool Storytime, Tues, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 2nd Sat, 10:30-11:30am. Free, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. Ongoing, Esther Bone Library, Knit Clique, 4pm, Tues; Jiggle & Jam, 10am, Fris. Free, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Juan Tabo Library, Computer Classes, Thus, 10-11:30am, register in advance (limited to 8 per session); Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sat, 10:30am-noon; Lego Club (ages 4+), 4th Fri, 1:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime, Tues, 11:15am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15am; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Sat, 9-1oam; Zentangle Club (ages 16+), 2nd Fri, 1:30pm; Zoob Club,(age 6+), 3rd Fri, 1:30pm; ImagiNation (ages 4-8), 1st Fri, 10:30am. Free, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. Ongoing, Loma Colorado Library, Storytime Central and Crafts, Mons, 10:30am-noon; Summer Book Babies, Thus, 10:30-11:15am; Read to the Dogs, 2nd Sats, 11am-1pm. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Fris, 10:30am; Knitting Club, Tues, 23:30pm; Lomas Tramway Book Group, 1st Wed, 2-3pm; Music by the Mountain, events vary; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Sat, 12:30pm. Free, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. 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; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15-11:45am; Family Craft, 4th Weds, 4:15pm; all ages. Free, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos. 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 Wed, 3:30-5pm; Military Research Day, 1st Tue, 10:30am-2:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 06), Mons, 10:30am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Walk-In Computer Help, Weds, 11am-noon & Thus, 34pm. Free, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. Ongoing, North Valley Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-2 years), Tues, 11am; E-reader & 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, 3:15-4:45pm & Sats 3-4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 3rd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; Crafts ‘n’ Kids (ages 3+), 1st Sat, 10:30-11:30am; Sensory Friendly Hour, 2nd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Gizmo Garage, 2nd Thu, 4-5pm, drop in;

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Lego Club (ages 5+), last Tue, 3:30-5pm; Read to the Dogs, Thus, 4-5pm; Wii Saturdays (children, tweens and teens), Sats 35pm. Free, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/s0uthbroadway. Ongoing, South Valley Library, A.B.L.E. Sensory Storytime, 4th Fri, 11amnoon; Children’s Mystery Activity Time (ages 4+), 4th Fri, drop in any time 3-5pm; Family Craft, 3rd Wed, drop in any time, 3-5pm; Family Movie Night, 2nd Fri & Sat, 3pm; Gizmo Garage, 1st Sat, noon-1pm; Lego/Duplo Club (ages 4-14), 1st & 3rd Fri, 3-5pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Thus, 2:30pm; 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, 3-5pm; Bilingual One-on-One Computer Skills, Thus 11amnoon & 5:30-6:30pm; Sats 4-5pm. Free, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org/southvalley. Ongoing, Special Collections Library, Gizmo Garage, by appointment only; Weekly Library Tour, Thus, noon. Free, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org/specialcollections. Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library, Family Craft, 1st Wed, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime, Sats, 10:30am; Gizmo Garage (registration required), Suns, 3pm; Weds, 6pm; Thus, 10am; A Good Yarn (ages 12+), Fris, 2-3:30pm; Lego Club, 2nd and 4th Wed, 3:30-5pm; Pajama Story time, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; 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/taylorranch. Ongoing, Tony Hillerman Library, Craftastic Afternoon (ages 6-12), 1st Thu, 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, 4:15pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 1st Sat,9-10am; Who Dunnit? Mystery Book Club, 2nd Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org/tonyhillerman. Ongoing, Westgate Library, One-onOne Basic Computer Class, Weds, 10-11am; Preschool Story time (ages 3 to 5), Tues, 10:30am. Free, 1300 Delgado SW, 8336984, abclibrary.org/westgate.

Open House 29, Ballet Repertory Theatre Open House, 10am-2pm. Professionally trained teachers guide each student using a well-developed syllabus based on classical ballet. Free, Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM, 6913 Natalie NE, 888-1054, brtnm.com.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats & Suns. Join naturalists for a guided bird walk. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Center, 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 of films. $10/$8/$6/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, 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 July. This month’s theme is “Anthropods Abound.” Activities for families that include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge the mind. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Jugamos Juntos: Summer Bosque, 10:30am, Sats. Join NHCC staff and guest collaborators for outdoor activities including nature walks in the bosque, planting and learning about wildlife; all ages. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.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 2 and under, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Sunset Series, 7pm, Sats in July. Talks, demonstrations and shows and performances. $2 per vehicle, Elena Gallegos Open Space, Simms Par, 4525222, cabq.gov/openspace. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 9-11am, Mons. Explora opens an hour early for care giver and toddlers ages 4 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 1, What’s the Attraction? with ¡Explora!, 2:30-3:30pm. Through handson exploration, students create a magnet and compass, observe magnetic force fields, discover how these fields are related to electricity, and use all of these concepts to build an electromagnet and a motor; materials provided, registration required. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org/centralunser. 7, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6 & 7pm. This full-dome 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


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar sells out so buy tickets in advance online. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 12, 18-22, 26, Bricks4Kids, 11am-noon. Tweens will build motorized Lego brick models with gears, axles, motors and battery packs; they will use specialized building kits and step-by-step lesson plans from a variety of themes like Space Adventures and Amusement Park Rides; ages 9-12 - materials provided and registration is required. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 14, Energy That Moves You with ¡Explora!, 3-4pm. A car needs energy to move; lights need energy to turn on. Investigate a variety of energy sources ranging from wind power to solar power to bio fuels; materials provided/registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org/tonyhillerman. 19, Hawks Aloft, 2-3:30pm. Learn about falcons, owls, hawks & corvids in NM – the birds are waiting to meet you. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Avian Ambassadors, 10-11am. Sid Price brings his Avian Ambassadors to show off their natural strength and skill; get up close and personal with free-flying birds of prey. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Triangle and Tribulations with Explora, 3-4pm. A triangle has important properties for engineering and construction; join this trial-and-error exploration using triangles to construct games and roller coasters. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 29, Bugs of NM, noon-1pm. Get acquainted with the various anthropoids that live in NM and learn why they are important; all ages. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills.

Sports Ongoing through Aug 28, ABQ Isotopes Baseball, games and times vary. $7-$25, Isotopes Park, 1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, 924-2255, milb.com. 1, ABQ Roller Derby, 7pm. Inclusion of skaters of any gender, skill level, shapes and sizes. $10/free 12 & under, Expo NM, Manuel Lujan Building, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, exponm.com. 19, Total Madness 3v3 Soccer Tournament, 5-8pm. Interested girls 4th-12th grade come enjoy a late afternoon of fun and excitement. Free, 12200 Eubank NE, 363-7369, mhs-aps-nm.schoolloop.com/ girlssoccer/tournament.

Stage 1 & 2, Shakespeare on the Plaza, 6pm entertainment, show starts 7:30pm. The City of ABQ and The Vortex Theatre present Macbeth and Comedy of Errors.

Experience classical theater as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown; food trucks. Free, Civic Plaza, cabq.gov. 7-30, Funny Money, 7:30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Henry Perkins is looking forward to a quiet birthday but his plan goes right out the window, when he discovers his briefcase is not full of his papers, but stuffed with cash. $17-$10, The Adobe Theater, 9813 4th NW, 822-0849, adobetheater.org. 18, 20, 27, 28, Build a Better Magic Show with Tall Paul, 2-3pm. Join Tall Paul for a comedy magic show that includes juggling, audience participation and puppetry. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 22, Chautauqua: Billy the Kid, 12:30pm. A Chautauqua is an entertaining lecture and performance, bringing history to life. The "world's oldest living cowboy" tells, in story and song, of his years as a cowboy and his friendship with Billy the Kid. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills.

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 into storytime. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 3448139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, ¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime, 10-11am, 2nd & 4th Thu. Parents or care giver must remain with their child; ages 1-preschool. Free, History and Literary Arts Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Magic Treehouse Book Club, 4:30pm, 4th Wed. For readers ages 6-11. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Music in the Sky, noon & 1:30pm, Weds. Music, stories, and art for ages 0-3 and their adult companions. Free, Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 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. Ongoing, Tales of Joy Summer Reading, 11am, Fris in July. Join Tales of Joy’s therapy dogs and their handlers. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 1, BE QUIET! Storytime, 11am. In this new book by Ryan T. Higgins, all Rupert the Mouse wants is to star in a beautiful,

wordless picture book. He has plenty of ideas about what makes a great book, but his friends just won't stop talking. Activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 1, Where’s Waldo Kickoff Party, 11am. Bookworks is connecting with other local businesses for the “Where’s Waldo Local” search; costumes highly recommended for this party. Receive location passports, games and a snack. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. 5, Bubbles, 2-3:30pm. Join in for bubble fun. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 6, Harry Pottercon for Tweens, 34:30pm. Children in 4th-6th grades explore the Harry Potter World. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 8, Author Presentation by Kristen Clark, 1-2pm. Kristen Clark has certified two backyards as wildlife habitats and can teach you to do the same. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. 8, Little Excavator Storytime, 11am. Little Excavator joins Loader, Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane as they get ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park; with activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 8, 10-14, 19-21, The 6 Little Pigs with Curious Chris. Hear the rest of the story: how two of the three little pigs learned to rebuild their houses after the wolf blew them down, meet three new little pigs who will teach about building with adobe bricks and other materials to build a better neighborhood. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 10-15, 17-21, Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn, 10:30-11:30am. Building dreams to build the future: join Princess Unicorn for an empowering storytime event. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 12, Author Presentation by Kristen Clark, 6-7pm. Join Kristen Clark, as she discusses her latest book, Favorite Birds of New Mexico. This book features a harmonious blend of over 20 bird species present in the Manzano mountain range, and includes full-color photographs and educational descriptions of the birds unique to this mountainous habitat. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. 13, Opera Unlimited, 10-11am. Enjoy three of Aesop’s most well-known fables like never seen before. The presentation will include The Ants and the Grasshopper, The Lion and the Mouse and the Tortoise and the Hare. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 15, Pig the Pug and Pig the Winner Storytime, 11am. Join Pig the Pug as he learns lessons the hard way with his foot-long playmate Trevor by his side; activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble

Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 15, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm. Read to the best audience: dogs! Children not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; all ages. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 22, What Do You Do with a Problem? Storytime, 11am. This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't sure what to make of it; activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 24, 25, 27, 28, Build A Better World with Sarah Malone, 10:30-11:30am. Enjoy a range of stories from around the world, including some bilingual Spanish/English offerings that show how to "Build a Better World." A fast paced, interactive and fun program with plenty of audience participation. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 26, Music and Stories with Seth Hoffman, 10:30-11:30am. Seth will share the love of music through songs and stories in an interactive presentation for all ages. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 27, Grand Finale, 10am-noon. A community carnival with games, snacks and live music. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 29, Storytime, 11am. Super heroes have to get up in the morning, go to school and have a bedtime, just like kids do. Join in as we read about turning everyday situations into amazing super adventures; kids, come dressed a favorite superhero, villain or character to show your fandom. Activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com.

Support Groups Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, Breastfeeding Support Group, 11am-noon, 4th Tue (except holiday months). Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook page: 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, 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

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar OCD Support, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 3501849, check Facebook for changes. 15, Family Day, 9am-noon. A threehour day for families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Families will have an opportunity to work on a healing art activity as a family. Families are encouraged to stay for lunch and the opportunity to connect with other families; please register by July 12. Free, Children’s Grief Center of NM, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. 22, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group Potluck, noon-2pm. Friendly support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck meal and an educational discussion. Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Beginning and intermediate ¡Baile! Casino del Rueda (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class, 6-7pm, Tues, starting July 11. This class is geared toward teenagers and adults to learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary; intermediate and advanced from 7-8pm. $5-$10 per class (pay what you can), National Hispanic Cultural Center, Salón Ortega, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Sats. 5th Edition D&D, no experience necessary, dice, character sheet and books provided. Free, Erna Fergusson, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ ernafergusson. 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, Youth Creativity Crew, 67:30pm, Weds. The YCC is a collective of artists, xtreme athletes and community arts advocates who provide a youth perspective on programming, events and community outreach; ages 12-20. Free, Warehouse 508, 508 1st NW, 296-2738, warehouse508.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. 5, Inspirational Bookmark Crafts, 67:30pm. Create and color bookmarks to be hidden and found in a library book; keep one too. All materials provided, Lomas Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 11, From Here to There: Bridge Design, 2-3pm. Teens are invited to learn the basics of bridge design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with a creation of their own. Materials provided & registration required; ages 13-17. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. 12, Ani-Manga Club, 6-7pm, New anime

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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. 14, Hogwarts Summer School for Teens, 3-4:30pm. Just because Harry left Hogwarts over summer break doesn't mean the school shut down. Come dressed to impress in your best Harry Potter cosplay; for grades 7-12. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 14, Recycled T-Shirt Bag For Teens, 2-4pm. Do you have a shirt that doesn’t fit anymore? Make a reusable bag out of it; for grades 7-12. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Building Worlds in the Movies, 6-7pm. Watch the auditorium be transformed into a movie set, actors included. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, From Here to There: Bridge Design, 2-3pm. Teens are invited to learn the basics of bridge design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with a creation of their own, materials provided & registration required; ages 13-17. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. 21, Designing Paquimé Pottery with Explora, 3:30-4:30pm. Explore the techniques, designs and materials used by potters from the ancient site of Paquimé in Chihuahua. Using a variety of materials and natural pigments, students make pottery and homemade paintbrushes in the Paquimé style; materials provided/ registration required; ages 13-17. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 2562067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro.

Especially for Parents 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, 10amnoon, 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. 21, Adult Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Enjoy activities about the theme "Fired Up;" explore hands-on exhibit activities, 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.

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For Teachers Ongoing, Flying Bus Program. A free school tour program. Free transportation and admission is available for qualifying groups; sponsored by the Museum’s Foundation. Balloon Fiesta Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Free Meal Program. Children can continue to eat the same free, healthy meals and snacks at four Presbyterian hospitals across the state that they have during the school year. Presbyterian Hospital: daily meal 1-7pm; Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital: Mon-Fri meal, 11am-1:30pm, snack 1-4:30pm; Socorro General Hospital: Mon-Fri meal, 11am4:30pm, snack 9am-4pm & Sat-Sun meal 9am-1:30pm; Plains Regional Medical Center Clovis, daily meal 1-7pm, snack 11am-1pm. For more info visit phs.org. Ongoing, Hollywood SW Movie Showing, 1:30-3:30pm, Sats in July. The library is dedicating the month to movies filmed in NM, see website for schedule. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org/centralunser. 8, Can’t Stop the Serenity 2017, 49:30pm. See Serenity on the big screen and support Equality Now and UNM Children’s Hospital with food, a costume contest, auction, merchandise and raffles; all ages. $10, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 10, 24, 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. 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, Transportation Fun with Trax, 10:30-11:30am. Learn how to be safe around railroad tracks and at train stations during this interactive program by the NM Rail Runner Express. Enjoy stories, songs, safety tips and everyone will have a chance to meet Trax, the Rail Runner mascot. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 11, Water Utility Authority Puppet Show, 10:30-11:30am. In this puppet show, two cousins realize how much they depend on water during "The Day Without Water," when the water leading to their house is turned off. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. 12, Michael Steele’s Magic Show, 23:30pm. Variety show, juggling, magic and yo-yos. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Water Utility Authority Puppet Show, 3-4pm. In this 25-minute puppet show, two cousins realize how much they depend on water during "The Day Without Water," when the water leading to their house is turned off. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch. 13, Yo-Yo Workshops for Tweens, 3-

4:30pm. Try a hand at learning to yo-yo like a professional. Yo-yos will be provided for participants to keep; registration limited to 20; for grades 4-6. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 21, Secret Codes for Tweens, 2-4pm. See what it’s like to create and cypher secret codes; for grades 4-6. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org.

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Arts & Crafts 2, Pinwheel Kids Craft, 3-5pm. Make cute pinwheels; all materials provided; children must be accompanied by an adult and younger children may need an adult's assistance with pins. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/ southbroadway. 2, Watercolor Workshop, 6-8:30pm. Taught by Sailer Fine Art and Instruction; all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult; reservations required. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 5, Jugamos Juntos Family Programming, 10:30am-noon, Sats. Hands-on art activities, sing alongs, science and culture of cooking. $5 donation/family requested, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 19, Art of Henna, 1-2pm. A presentation and demonstration; learn the history and after care of Henna hand painting and have your own application. Free, South Broadway Library,1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/ southbroadway. 30, Lunch Bag Kite Kids’ Craft, 35pm. Make lunch bag kites; all materials provided, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway.

Auditions 12, Keshet’s Alice, an Adventure. Ages 8+, all levels, all abilities welcome; call for a group audition slot, mandatory cast meeting Aug 13. Performances Nov 10-19. Keshet Dance, 4121 Cutler NE, 2249808, keshetarts.org. 26, Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland, 10am-2:30pm. Free, 6913 Natalie NE, 8881054, brtnm.com. 27, Festival Ballet ABQ’s Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. Ages 8+. $20 audition workshop/$10 one-time only audition fee. 3805 Academy Parkway S, NE, 296-9465, festivalballet.org.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Classes/Workshops 1, Back to School Boot Camp, 67:30pm. This is a workshop for young people and their guardians to help prepare students for the new school year after the death of a loved one. It is about improving education outcomes for bereaved students, who often struggle in school. Register by July 31 by phone. Free, Children’s Grief Center, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. 13, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class, 9-11am. Examine the origin of corn and how it has changed throughout history. Everyone is invited to participate in an hour of volunteer work from 11am to noon. Space is limited, reserve by e-mailing learn@indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org.

Exhibits 16, Art Reception, 5-8pm. The library will stay open between during the reception. South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 25-27, Bubonicon 49 Art Show. This art show is held in conjunction with Bubonicon, NM's only annual science fiction convention. Artwork that fits into science fiction, fantasy, horror, mythology or super heroes is welcome and displayed for sale. No charge for artists K12, art show is open to the public. Free, ABQ Marriott Uptown, 2101 Louisiana NE, bubonicon.com.

Fairs & Festivals 6, Downtown Summerfest, 510:30pm. Live music from local band and a national headliner. Shop the market, enjoy kids' activities, food trucks and local brews in the Microbrew Garden. Free, Civic Plaza, 3rd between Tijeras and Marquette, cabq.gov. 17, ¡Salud y Sabor!: Cuba, 5:307:30pm. Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using local ingredients as well as art activities for children and adults, health screenings and entertainment. Free, Domenici Education Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 26 & 27, ABQ Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faire is a gathering of curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects. Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov, albuquerquemakerfaire.com. 28, Westside Summerfest, 5-10:30pm. A family friendly event that includes kids’ activities, food trucks, a market, local bands and headliner, performance by Chubby Checker; pets on leashes welcome. Free, Cottonwood Corners, Cot-

tonwood Dr between Old Airport Rd and Ellison Dr, 768-3452, cabq.gov.

Music 3 & 10, Summer Nights Music Concerts, 6-9pm. Gates open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm; most Botanic Garden exhibits, the BUGarium and the Aquarium will be open until 8pm during these concerts. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 4, Summer Beats at the Zoo, 7:30pm. The Zoo Music concert series features Pure Prairie League. $10/$5, 903 10th SW, 764-6200, cabq.gov. 7, Steve Earle and the Dukes, 7:30pm. Steve Earle has been equally acclaimed as a folk troubadour, a rockabilly raver, a contemplative bluesman, a honky-tonk rounder, a snarling rocker and even a bluegrass practitioner; all ages. $35-$45, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, kimotickets.com.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Cherry Hills Library, Elementary Science or Art, 3rd Tues; Tween Time, check website. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. Ongoing, Children’s Craft, 3rd Weds, 4-5pm. Free, North Valley Library,7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/ northvalley. Ongoing, Family Storytime, 10:3011:15am, Weds. Join for family fun every week; explore the world and celebrate the fun of reading stories, singing, dancing around and making special crafts. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Family Craft, 2nd Sats, 3pm (ages 5+); Preschool Storytime, Thus, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Weds, 3:30pm; Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Lego Club (ages 5+), 2nd & 4th Fri, 3-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15am12:15pm. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Craft Time (all ages), 1st Weds, 3-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway.

Open House 17, Back to School Party and Open House, 4-7pm. Join at one of the 15 local schools and learn about infant to schoolage programs, tour the school, enjoy games, entertainment and refreshments. Free, La Petite Academy schools in ABQ, Rio Rancho, call to schedule a tour at 877.861.5078 or visit LaPetite.com. 20, Family Fun Open House. Youth education program for pre K-high school

creating a spiritual learning community for students and their families: Wed & Sun mornings; first class is August 27. Congregation Albert School of Jewish Studies, 883-1818, facebook.com/CASJS, education@congregationalbert.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Family Fun Days, noon5pm; Suns in August. This month’s theme is “Searching with Your Senses.” Activities for families include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge the mind. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Sunset Series, Sats, 7pm, Aug 19 & 26; 6pm Aug 5 & 26. Talks, demonstrations, shows and performances. $2 per vehicle, Elena Gallegos, 4525222, cabq.gov/openspace. 3, Science On Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. Eat, drink and talk science with a local scientist who presents a discussion about their work. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782/224-8320, explora.us. 4, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6, 7pm. This full-dome 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 online. $5/$7/$10, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 10-13, Science Girl’s Lab premier of Live Science Theater Show, Dungeon Dilemma, 2:30-3pm, Thu & Fri; 11:30 & 3-3:30pm, Sat; 3-3:30pm, Sun. An engaging live science theater performance from Science Girl's Lab; all ages. Included with admission/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 13, Explora’s PoP: Meet a Scientist, 14pm. Meet a local scientist as they offer demos and activities related to their work. Included with admission/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 18, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri8am, 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.

Sports 26, ABQ Roller Derby, 7pm. Inclusion of skaters of any gender, skill level, shapes and sizes. $10/free 12 & under, Expo NM, Manuel Lujan Building, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, exponm.com.

Stage 26-Sep 11, Auntie Mame (PG). Auntie Mame set a standard for Broadway comedy. Set in the Roaring Twenties socialite Mame Dennis teaches her orphaned

nephew the nature of free living and free thinking; see website for show times. $24/$21/$18/$14, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale, SW, albuquerquelittletheatre.org.

Support Groups 26, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group Potluck, noon-2pm. Friendly support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck meal and an educational discussion. Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Minecraft Club, 4-5:30pm, 2nd Tues. Play Minecraft on the library’s server. On the day of the program, sign up at the youth desk to participate; firstcome, first-serve basis; ages 9-18. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. 4, Roust The House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano, to singer songwriters, hip hoppers and spoken word. Interested bands and performers should contact Outpost to be a part of these special nights. $3/door, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 9, 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, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Especially for Parents 18, Explora Parents’ Night Out, 5:3010pm. Parents can enjoy an evening out (or in) while children have fun as staff lead exhibit exploration and activities related to the theme, Insects; dinner included. Registration and fee due by noon Aug 15. Register at explora.us or 224-8341.

Also of Interest 5, Family Movie: An American Tail, (G), 3-5pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 25, NM Appleseed’s Parade of Playhouses Gala Auction Event, 6pm. A fundraiser to support NM Appleseed’s work of addressing poverty in NM. Each year professionals and builders create imaginative and over-the-top playhouses that will be on display for several weeks at the BioPark Botanic Garden. A custom designed playhouse created by Meow Wolf will be raffled off for $10 tickets. $100/ticket, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 814-1200, paradeofplayhouses.com.

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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.

Books That Drive Kids Crazy! This is a Ball Authors: Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 years This is a book that was written for parents to read to their kids, and for their kids to correct them. It is full of wrong information. For example, it says an elephant is a dog and a frog is a princess. The parent is meant to read the book, and when the kid corrects them, the kid feels great. The adults aren’t right for a change. Matt Stanton is a bestselling children's author and illustrator, with more than a quarter million

books in print. He is co-creator of seven bestselling picture books, including There is a Monster Under My Bed Who Farts. He is launching his middle-school series, Funny Kid, around the world this year. This is a very funny book, and I highly recommend it.

Abby C., 10

Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America Author: Loretta Hall Illustrator: Jennifer Hall Publisher: Rio Grande Books Ages: 7-12 years This book is about two kids named Miguel and Michelle who go on a bus to Spaceport America. On the

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bus, there are TVs that tell the kids about dinosaurs. The spaceport is where people send other people to outer space and where they shoot rockets to outer space. There is a spaceport terminal, and there is a spaceship that Miguel sees. He is amazed by it. If you like spaceships and have a big imagination, you will love this book. My favorite thing about this book is the illustrations. They are very, very vivid and realistic.

Sukhmani K, 9

Claymates Author: Dev Petty Illustrator: Lauren Eldridge Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages 4-8 years Claymates is about two pieces of clay that someone makes into a wolf and an owl. Then the wolf and owl start making themselves into other shapes and animals. They have fun for a while, but then they hear the person who made them coming back into the room. What will happen next? This book would be great for people who love art or making clay figures. There are directions in the book showing how to make a wolf and

great for little kids who love action and animals. The illustrations make you feel like you are right in the action. It is colorful and exiting. This book is perfect for kids who are learning to read because it has limited text but is still exciting. You can also download a song and dance that go along with this book.

Camila. C, 10

The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) Author: Patrick McDonell Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 2 to 6 years This book is about a red cat who didn’t want to learn his ABCs, so he ran away from home. Of course, everybody needs to learn their ABCs, so instead he learns them the hard way. For the first few letters of the alphabet, there are a bunch of animals chasing him, like an alligator for A, and a dragon for D. As you get further into the book, the runaway cat and his pursuers go through a jungle for J, and mountains for M. Read the book to find out about what the cat does after that, and what he does when he reaches the final letter of the alphabet, Z. This is a great book for younger kids because it can help with learning the al-

an owl. This book also could be good for people who like cartooning.

Emma M., 10

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The Nuts Keep Rolling

Author: Eric Litwin Illustrator: Scott Magoon Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 2-5 years This book is a great book with simple text and colorful illustrations. It is about two little nuts, called Hazel and Wally, who wanted to be big, so they rolled down the hill in mud. While they rolled down the hill, the mud caked on them and they grew bigger and bigger until they started to look like animals. Then it rained and the mud washed away. Now Hazel and Wally are stuck in the middle of nowhere. Will they find their way back home? You will have to read the book to find out! This book is

phabet, and beginning to read. It has several different themes. The illustrations are pretty basic, but they are interesting when it comes to the colors that were used. The colors pop on the white background and make the illustrations look like cartoons. This book is an enjoyable read, fun, and also very exciting.

Akilan S., 10


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ALBUQUERQUE GIRL CHOIR

“For Girls Who Love To Sing” For Girls ages 5-18. Any

girl who loves to sing can join – no auditions! Perform at Lobo and Isotope Games, local nursing homes, Holiday Events, Winter and Spring Concerts. Sing, make friends and have fun! Thursdays 5-6:30 pm The Fall Semester starts Aug. 24 with an Open House and Rehearsal.

Check our Website Albuquerquegirlchoir.org and Facebook page (Albuquerque Girl Choir) for updates on our new rehearsal site! Albuquerque

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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 Aug 16 for listings in September and October. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

July Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Discover the Art of Wax, 10am-noon, 2nd Sats. Crayon drawing on light boxes; ages 7-14; limited to eight children, registration required. Free, Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria, 989-3283, mehrens@eainm.com. Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Join in the galleries to create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. Ongoing, Open Arts Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. Check website for guest artists. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Screen Printing Studio, 57pm, Thus. Print art on posters, T-shirts, flags & more with the guiding help of an instructor. $10 ages 19 and under/$20 adults. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.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. 11, Paper Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create with paper. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 12, Paper Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create with paper. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 9556837, santafelibrary.org. 13, Paper Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create with paper. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 16, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. Learn about painting with a natural dye, cochineal. The dye is made from the bodies of dried female cochineal insects, found in Mexico, Central America and some parts of the SW. Make watercolor paints and experiment. Seating and materials are limited. Included with admission, NM History Museum/ Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 16, Hands-On Basket Making, 1-4pm. Use Chenille stems to make a basket with museum educators; ages 3+. Included

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with admission, Museum of International Folk, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 18, Construction Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to build and decorate a unique structure of their own design. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 19, Construction Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to build and decorate a unique structure of their own design. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 9556837, santafelibrary.org. 20, Arts Alive! Family Program, 10am-2pm. Nature Sculpture: use natural materials to make 3-D artwork; groups 6 or ‚ more pre-register. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 20, Construction Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to build and decorate a unique structure of their own design. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 9554863, santafelibrary.org. 21, Drawing in the Galleries, 5-7pm. Create pencil drawings inspired by the artwork in the galleries. No experience necessary; supplies provided; all ages. Included with admission, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 22, Family Program: Shades of Green, 9-11:30am. Discover green works of art in the galleries and create artwork using many shades of green. Ages 4-12 and their grownups are invited. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 25 & 27, Arts Alive!, 10am-2pm. Make notched paper frames with James Holmes in conjunction with the exhibition No Idle Hands: The Myths and Meanings of Tramp Art. Ages 3+, must be accompanied by an adult; groups of 6 or more call 476-1212. Included with admission, International Folk Museum, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.

Classes & Workshops 15, Flamenco Music Workshop, 34pm. Guests attending the international folk art market are invited to join Jesus Munoz for an entry level Flamenco workshop. No experience necessary; open to all. Museum of International Folk, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 16, Drum & Dance Workshop, 3-4pm. Frank Leto of Pandemonium and Pilar Leto of the Odara Dance Ensemble will present a hands-on workshop on the connection between drum and dance; all ages. Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.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 vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org.

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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 Ranchos 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 Pinos 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: 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. $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. $10-$18, 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. 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. Visit Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art: Sponge Bob Square Pants, Pac Man and Curious George, all sporting a particularly Native American twist, are just a few images from popular mainstream culture seen in the exhibition. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 4761269, indianartsandculture.org. Museum of International Folk Art: The world’s largest museum of international folk art with public programs including art making for ages 3+, performances, demonstrations and lectures that are included with museum admission. Opening July 9 is Quilts from Southwest China, featuring quilts that reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China. Free 1st Suns for NM residents & Weds for NM

residents 60+ with ID. $12/$7/$6/free 16 & under. 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. Visit the Youth Gallery to see works by youths mentored by adult artists. $10 day pass/free under 16, 750 Camino Lejo, 9822226, 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 Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest which spans the ’60s and ’70s, exploring the influx of young people to NM and the subsequent collision of cultures. Free 1st Sun for NM residents, Weds for NM seniors, Fris for NM residents 5-7pm. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 113 Lincoln, 4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. NM Museum of Art displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe. Visit the Living Treasures exhibition where the work of 12 current and former Living Treasures will be featured. Other 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. Free Fris, 5-8pm. 105 W. Palace, nmhistorymuseum.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. Site Santa Fe is closed for renovations/expansions and will reopen Oct 78, 2017. 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 lit-


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar tle-known genres and solo shows by living Native American artists. $8/free for members, Native Americans, under 11 and 1st Suns. 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Last Friday Art Walk, 57pm. Visit the Railyard Arts District where multiple galleries boast the best in international contemporary art. Free, Railyard Arts District, 544 S. Guadalupe, railyardsantafe.com. 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 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 care givers. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 13, 21 Artists Preview Exhibition during a VIP event: 5-7:30pm; VIP Film/TV Meet & Greet Danny Rubin, Cathy Smith and Ron Bloomberg; by invitation only; A face-to-face film/TV conversation, $21. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org, brownpapertickets.com. 14, The 21 Art Exhibition, 4-7pm. Open to the public, features local youth and alum artists - exhibit will run through the end of July. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 23, Creativity for Peace: Chalk Art, 9:30am-noon. Chalk art by young women from Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Free, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, 360643-3951, creativityforpeace.com.

Fairs & Festivals 4, Pancakes on the Plaza, 7am-5pm. Pancake breakfast, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities, silent auction, car show, arts & crafts and live musical entertainment. $8 advance/$10 day of, Santa Fe Plaza, 6701406, pancakesontheplaza.com. 8, Healthy Kids Celebration & Family Fun Day, 10am-2pm. Activities and wellness for the family that include acrobatics & juggling instruction, face painting, hands-on activities, Disney Princess Tea Party, BMX show, obstacle course and performances by fitness groups. Call to register for the Car Seat Clinic: 471.3965. Complimentary lunch, free parking at the Convention Center, Santa Fe Convention Ctr, 201 W. Marcy, stvin.org/healthy-kids. 15, International Folk Art Market, 10am-5:30pm. Shopping, dancing, international music and refreshments. $20/free 16 & under, Museum Hill, 8861251, 992-7600, internationalfolkalliance.org. 16, International Folks Art Market Family and Community Day, 9am5pm. $15/free 16 & under, Museum Hill, 886-1251, 992-7600, internationalfolkalliance.org. 22, Johnson Street Experience, noon2pm. Art, food, entertainment, refreshments, art activities and entertainment

in the courtyard. Free with admission. Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 22 & 23, 10th Annual Viva Mexico Fiesta, 10am-4pm. Celebrate the music, culture, food and art of Mexico; listen to mariachis, shop and eat. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. 29-30, 66th Annual Traditional Spanish Market, 8am-5pm. Music and performances, food court, artists demonstrations, interactive art projects, books and a Market Mass. Free, Historic Santa Fe Plaza, spanishcolonial.org.

Music Ongoing, After Hours in the Garden, 5:30pm, 1st Thus. Live music. $10/$7/$3/free under 6. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 1, AMP Summer Series: Mariachi Flor De Toloache, 7-10pm. The GRAMMY-nominated all-female mariachi band has a fresh take on the centuries-old Mexican musical tradition. Free, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, 603-8134, levittamp.org, ampconcerts.org. 1, Sins Concert, 7pm. The Dream 2 Tour with Baeza, Juno Los Kause, Lito Garcia, Norside JoJo, VonMar. $20, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 5 & 26, Flamenco En Vivo, 1-3pm. Live Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. Included with admission, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 7, Hyphy Bash featuring Y&$, Yung Guns, Ed Legit, Yung Mack, Drays, Tribe, Zen Carlos & DJ Tim Reynolds, 7pm. $5, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 8, The Ian Moore Band, 7pm. Ian channels the influences from his childhood, soul music and the blues. Free, reservations encouraged, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, ampconcerts.org. 15, Unity Bash Concert, 7pm. Featuring Ideal Generation, Rumi, Benzo and Cory Murchi; all ages. $10, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 20, Santa Fe Bandstand, 6pm. The Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th anniversary party at the Plaza bandstand: dance to the bluesy sounds of the Hoodoos and enjoy craft activities; all ages. Free, Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe Museum, 946-1000, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org. 22, Goth/Metal Bash, 7pm. Features Choking on Air, Savage Wisdom, Illegal Aliens and Red Masked Villain; all ages. $10, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 28, The Gluey Brothers, 7pm. Coming onstage with hilarious, real-life characters that are outlandish and lovable, they are glued in a bond on a magical level that allows humor to flit between them; all ages. Free, Railyard Plaza, 1607 Paseo De Peralta, ampconcerts.org.

Open House 1, 8, 15, 22, Saturday Open House, 9am-noon, Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.

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, Family Wetland Wanderings, 9:30-11am, Sats in July. Explore the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve through art and science; all ages welcome, but activities are designed for 3-12 year-olds and care givers. Free, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 27283 I-25 West Frontage Road, La Cienega, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. Ongoing, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 9am, Fris. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a handson program for ages 3-5 and care givers. Free/$5 suggested donation, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. Ongoing, Meet Cornelius, 3-4pm, Suns. Enjoy an informal meet and greet with this corn snake and learn fun facts. Included with admission, Santa Fe Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Seeds to Sprouts, 4:305:30pm, Thus. Children can participate in hands-on gardening and nature-themed activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 1, Wild Bird Day, 2pm. Presentations and activities will take place all over the library. Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 4, 11, 18, Tuesday Family Mornings, 10-11:30am. Play in the garden, weed, plant, make art and learn about plants, animals and Northern NM. Included with admission, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 8, Egg-ceptional Science, 1-3pm. An afternoon of â&#x20AC;&#x153;eggs-plorationâ&#x20AC;?: use engineering to keep a dropping egg safe, make meringue, paint with egg tempera and test an eggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strength. Included with admission, Santa Fe Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, Solar Astronomy, 10am-noon. See solar activity on the surface of the sun with special telescopes; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 15, Peace Pets, 1:30-2:30pm. Exotic animal rescue; meet wild life; all ages. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org.

15, Peace Pets, 3:30-4:30pm. Exotic animal rescue; meet wild life; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 15 & 16, Santa Fe Botanical Garden Free Admission, 10am. Free admission with International Folk Art Market ticket due to the road closure. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 27283 I-25 W. Frontage Road, La Cienega, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 16, Peace Pets, 1:30-2:30pm. Exotic animal rescue; meet wild life; all ages. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org.

Sports Ongoing, Family Climb, 10am-2pm, Sun. Meet other families, climb the walls, enjoy the colored routes and special games. Twenty 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. Twenty percent off drop-ins plus free rentals with NM ID. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early St, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com.

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Storytelling & Books 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. Ongoing, Storytime, 11am. Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers with their care givers; drop-ins welcome. Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Summer Reading Club, 1pm Weds; 11am, Fris. through Aug 4. Kids going into grades K to 4 can hear stories, join in crafts, game and other activities; older students and parents are welcome to assist; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:4511:30am, Weds in July. Ages 2-5 and care givers join for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 1111:45am, Thus in July. Ages 2-5 and care givers join for stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 5, 26, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 6, 27, Books & Babies, 10:45-11:15am. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 8, Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig, 1:30-3:30pm. Pig books, Daisy the Pig and more. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 8, Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig, 3:30-4:30pm. Pig books, Daisy the Pig and more. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 9, Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig, 1:30-2:30pm. Pig books, Daisy the Pig and more. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 11, 18, 25, Preschool Storytime, 10:3011:15am. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org.

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15, Summer Reading Program, all day. Last day to register for summer reading. All Santa Fe libraries, santafelibrary.org. 21 & 22, Tall Paul Summer Reading Party, 10:30-11:30am, Fri; 2:30-3:30pm, Sat. Magic, magic, magic. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. 21 & 22, Tall Paul Summer Reading Party, 2:30-3:30pm, Fri; 10:30-11:30am, Sat. Magic, magic, magic. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 23, Tall Paul Summer Reading Party, 1:30-2:30pm, Fri; 10:30-11:30am, Sat. Magic, magic, magic. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 25, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe, 6pm, 1st Tues. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Please call first. 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, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary care giver as a grandparent legal issues, therapist. United Way's Early Learning Center, 430 La Madera St. RSVP and check for updates to meeting space by calling Ira at 955-0410 or 470-8481. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group, noon-1:30pm, 1st Mon; 6pm, 4th Mon. Meetings for families, friends, & care givers. Always open to new members. Life Link, La Luna Conference Room, 2325 Cerrillos Rd, 800-953-6745, namisantafe.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, Art Therapy, 1-3pm, Tues. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Audio Recording Workshop, 5-7pm, Fris. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, GNU/Linux Computer Pro-

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grammer Meet-Up, 6:30-8:30pm, every other Thus. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Ground Zero Youth Radio Workshop, by appointment. Ground Zero Youth Radio airs live on KSFR 101.1 FM at SF’s Public Radio, 8-10pm, 1st and 3rd Wed. Free for teens, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Hope Services, 10:30am2pm, Suns. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, SFCC Game Club, 5-9pm, Fris. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Tai Chi, 8-10am, Tues & Fris. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 11, 21st Anniversary Event, 10am4:30pm. Private workshop with artists. Folk Arts and Activism: Millennial Artists Mobilizing for Social Change Through Their Arts’ Public Reception: 5-6:30pm. 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, Chess, 3pm. All ages welcome, under 12 must have parents come in to sign up. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Family Film Matinee, 1pm, 3rd Sats. A family movie on the big screen, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing through Aug 16, Free Family Film Series, 10:30am-12:30pm, Weds. A new title will be presented each week. Free, Violet Crown Cinema, 1606 Alcaldesa, 216-5678, violetcrown.com. 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. Departs from different hotels at different times; led by professional guides/art historians, museum docents and seasoned actors recreating the past, experience the best of the city's attractions. $14 includes entry fee to Loretto Chapel/free 16 & under with adult, 986-

8388, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Market Fresh Cooking, 9:30-11:30am, every other Tue at Railyard; 3:30-5:30pm, every other Tue at Southside Santa Fe; 3:30-5:30pm, every other Wed at Railyard. Santa Fe chefs and market vendors lead on-site cooking demonstrations and offer tips, tricks and simple recipes. FarmersMarketInstitute.org. Ongoing, Open JAM, 5:30-7:30pm, Tues. Alternates with Open Mic every other week; all ages. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Open Mic, 5:30-7:30pm, Tues. Alternates with Open JAM every other week; all ages. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, POP! Club. Eight-week programs that allow families to get creative with hands-on activities, talk to farmers, try new food and win prizes. Various dates and locations; check website for info, FarmersMarketInstitute.org. 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, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the Railyard, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 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, 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. Ongoing, Wednesday Evenings at the Railyard, 3-7pm. Food, music, art and farmers market. Free, Santa Fe Railyard, 982-3373, railyardsantafe.com. 1, 15, 22, Sand Day Saturday, 10amnoon. Activities for toddlers and preschool aged children, accompanied by parents. Free, Santa Fe Railyard Park at the Children’s Play Area, 740 Cerrillos, 316-3596, railyardpark.org. 8 & 9, Coding Camp, 10am-5pm, Sat; 1:30-6pm, Sun. With Dr. Galassi, for grades 6 and up. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta,629-0759. sites.google.com/site/santafecoding. 14, Family Movie Night, 7pm. Call for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 14 & 15, The Mad Hatter's TEE Party!: Miniature Golf in the Railyard, 9am2pm. Santa Fe Railyard Park will be transformed with scenes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the LookingGlass when May Center students design and install a miniature golf course; golfers will be entertained by students costumed as characters performing excerpts from the stories. Free, Santa Fe


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Arts & Crafts 1 & 3, Arts Alive!, 10am-2pm. Quilting and fabric collage with Nadina Barnes in conjunction with the exhibition Quilts From Southwest China. Hands-on workshops for ages 3+, must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 6 or more, call 4761212. Included with admission, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. 8 & 10, Arts Alive!, 10am-2pm. Make a Basket with Carlos Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo) in conjunction with a display of baskets from around the world. Hands-on workshops for ages 3+, children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 6 or more, call 476-1212. Included with admission, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.

Fairs & Festivals 2-6, Santa Fe County Fair. Youth & adult baking, arts, crafts, photography, sewing, knitting, jewelry, wood carving and welding; see website for schedule. Fairgrounds on Rodeo Road, santafeextension.nmsu.edu. 5 & 6, Girls Inc., Arts and Crafts show, 9am-5pm. A juried show including fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery and photography. Historic Plaza Downtown, girlsincofsantafe.org/arts-crafts. 5 & 6, Panza Llena, Corazón Contento - A Spanish Dicho, 10am. Explore the food history of NM and experience historic methods of food preparation, learn from historians, attend workshops, try samples and shop. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, golondrina.org. 15-20, Native Cinema Showcase. A week-long festival highlighting the contributions of Native films and filmmakers; open to the public. Free, NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 19 & 20, Adventures in Territorial NM, 10am. From Civil War battles to Old West shootouts, experience the adventure of Territorial NM. Taste food from the back of a chuck wagon and listen to songs of the vaqueros and visit soldier encampments. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, golondrina.org. 19 & 20, Santa Fe Indian Market. Nearly 900 Native American artists will show their work. Sat schedule: Market on the Plaza, 7am-5pm; Market Stages Music & Dance Performances, 9am-4pm; Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show, 3-4:30pm; Live Auction and Gala, 6pm. Sun schedule: Market on the Plaza,

8am-5pm; Fashion Challenge/ Native American Clothing Contest, 9am-noon; Market Stages Music & Dance Performances, 9am-4pm. Check website for locations and prices, swaia.org.

Music 2 & 30, Flamenco En Vivo, 1-3pm. Live Flamenco guitar in the exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. Included with admission, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.

Science and Nature 12, Stellar Summer Celebration, 11am-4pm. Make a sun print, enjoy mud play and help construct a fairy village in the Earthworks Garden. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Stage 4, Arts Alive! Family Program: Upstart Crows Youth Troup performs Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 10am2pm. $10, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Weds. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Tues. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:4511:15am, Thus. Ages 6 months to 2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Storytime, 11am, Fris, through Aug 4. Books and activities; drop-ins welcome. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 2, Summer Reading Club, 1pm. Kids going into grades K-4 hear stories, join in crafts and, games. Older students and parents are welcome to assist; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.

Also of Interest 11, Family Movie Night, 7pm. Watch recent DVD releases on the library's big screen, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 12, Family Movie Matinee, 1:30-3pm. Family oriented movies; all ages. Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 955-2820, santafelibrary.org.

13, Summer Fling Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction, 1pm. Ice cream treats, games, children’s activities, music, silent auction with more than 200 items. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 18, Chuckwagon Dinner, 6-8:30pm. Eat your fill of “chuck” from an authentic 1890s chuckwagon. $20/$18/$12/free 4 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, golondrina.org.

Elsewhere in the Region ANGEL FIRE Ongoing, Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market, 10am-3pm, Sats. A showcase of diverse local/regional artists, live music, food artisans and fresh produce. Free, Frontier Park, 3367 NM-434, 575-377-6555, angelfirecoolsummer.com. Ongoing, Cool Summer Nights Concert Series, 5-7:30pm, Fris. A night of live music from regional acts along with a Kids Zone with giant Jenga, cornhole, face painting and games. Free, Frontier Park, 3367 NM-434, 575-377-6555, angelfirecoolsummer.com/music. July 4, Independence Day Celebrations. Pancake breakfast, parade and celebrations and fireworks display. angelfireresort.com/4th-july-angel-fire. July 8 & 9, 36th Annual ArtsFest, Ongoing, 9am-5pm. A juried fine art exhibition. Reception benefiting Youth Art Programs July 7. Free, Angel Fire Resort, 10 Miller Lane, 800.633.7463, angelfireresort.com.

CARLSBAD July 15, Carlsbad Caverns Dawn of the Bats, 5:30am-7:30pm. Visitors at the entrance of Carlsbad Cavern to witness the homecoming of hundreds of thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats. The event begins at 5:20am and will continue throughout the day with activities and programs. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 575-785-3090, nps.gov/cave.

DURANGO, COLO. Ongoing, Storytime, 10-10:30am, Tues. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave, 970247-1348, mariasbookshop.com. July 4, 4th of July Celebration, 8am10pm. All-day activities include a gourmet breakfast, 5k fun run/walk, picnic in the park, Kids to Kids Flea Market, live music, food and beverages. The Stars and Stripes Parade will be at 6pm, followed by the Street Dance; fireworks show starts at 9:15pm. Rotary Park and Main, durango.org. July 4, 4th of July River Parade, all day. The parade flows through the heart of Durango on the Lower Animas River. Dress in 4th of July attire; best costume wins a prize; seats limited, kids get a souvenir and five trip times are avail-

able. 50 Animas View Drive, mild2wildrafting.com July 22-30, Fiesta Days, 9am-10pm. A parade and rodeos with additional events to be announced. Downtown and The Fairgrounds, durangofiestadays.com. August 9-13, La Plata County Fair, 10am-7pm. An old fashioned county fair showing animals, agriculture, pets and quilts. La Plata County Fairgrounds, durango.org.

ESPANOLA Ongoing, Youth Contest For Pollinator Party, through July 3. Grades K-12 are invited to create a piece of hangable art centered on the theme “pollinators” (bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats and moths). All media accepted, winners receive free admission to the Pollinators Party, newmexicowildlifecenter.org. July 8, Youth Contest For Pollinator Party, 10am-2pm. $2 suggested donation/under 6 free, NM Wildlife Center, 19 Wheat St, 753-9505, newmexicowildlifecenter.org.

LOS ALAMOS July 4, Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 8am. Prizes for top runner: youth male/ female, dog jogger, best costume; participants get a T-shirt and are eligible for door prizes. $25-$35/ $15 under age 14, YMCA, 1450 Iris St, 665-3100, laymca.org.

MORIARTY August 5, Moriarty Mini Comic Convention, 9am-4pm. Get dressed up as a favorite hero, princess or video game character; Heroes Alliance will be there, as well as local comic stores,artists and authors. $5/free 12 & under, Moriarty Civic Center 202 S. Broadway, 832-2513.

SOCORRO July 4, 25th Annual 4th of July Celebration, 10am-10pm. Outdoor festival with family entertainment including live music, a water slide, jump balloons, food vendors & fireworks. Macey Center, Olive, 575-835-5688, nmtpas.org. July 4, 4th of July Parade, 10am. Socorro’s Historic Plaza, socorronm.org.

TAOS July 4, Fourth of July, 4pm. Music by Ozomatli, Nosotros, Mariachi Teotihuacán. Kit Carson Park, 211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, ampconcerts.org.

VALENCIA COUNTY July 4, Fourth of July Celebration. Parade at 9am, park festivities at 4pm. Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park, loslunasnm.gov.

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Jason Witter is a kid at heart. He loves scary stories, silly drawings and poems, games and puzzles. He loves them so much that he creates them for children of all ages to enjoy. Both of his parents were artists/writers and encouraged Witter and his two brothers to be as creative as possible: writing short stories and comic books, drawing and painting, making silly movies. As Witter will tell you, there really wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much else to do in the small town of Crownpoint, N.M. But it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother him; he â&#x20AC;&#x153;had a blastâ&#x20AC;? taking advantage of all the creative opportunities his mother provided. Witter was first inspired to write for children during a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level class in dramatic writing at the University of New Mexico. The subject was writing for young audiences. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This class blew my mind,â&#x20AC;? says Witter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything I loved from childhood came back to me. I always liked adventure stories where kids go through a portal to a totally different place, like Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. I had a fascination with escapism â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the idea that one can leave everything behind and discover a whole other world out there.â&#x20AC;? As a result of this class, he started writing plays for children, but soon moved on to books. The transition was somewhat of a whim. His first book was a long illustrated poem titled The Things That Live in Your House. He enjoyed the process so much that he challenged himself to create one illustrated poem every day from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2015. Each day, he would post one to his Facebook page, leading up to Halloween â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which, by the way, is his favorite holiday. From the beginning, his intention was simply to have fun; the idea of compiling them into a book came from friends and family. The result: The Tiniest Vampire (and other silly things). Witter describes his books as â&#x20AC;&#x153;whimsical poems and illustrations about ghouls, ghosts, goblins, potatoes and other things that go bump in my head.â&#x20AC;? He likes to make scary things silly so readers are â&#x20AC;&#x153;safely scared.â&#x20AC;? Witter writes these books for all ages; some poems are short, others longer, so they are approachable for everyone. He likens his books to those of Shel Silverstein, one of his inspirations, whose books continued on page 30


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Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico contains the historic remains of an ancient Puebloan people. The Chaco Canyon people flourished between AD 850 and 1250 in an unforgiving landscape where water was scarce and temperatures ranged from bitter cold to blistering heat. Chaco’s community included stone great houses built between 800 and 1130. One of the oldest and largest of these great houses was Pueblo Bonito. Pueblo Bonito was at least five stories tall and had about 650 rooms, many of which were connected. Pueblo Bonito had a number of rooms that formed a burial cluster. In the 1890s and 1920s, archaeologists excavated bones from some of the Chaco burial rooms. For years, the bones remained stored in drawers and boxes in New York’s American Museum of Natural History, Chicago’s Field Museum and Washington’s Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. From 2005 to 2011, forensic anthropologist Kerriann Marden traveled to the museums and painstakingly matched skulls with arms, legs, feet and other bones as she attempted to piece together the people who once lived at Chaco and were buried in Pueblo Bonito. Marden is now a professor of anthropology and forensic science at Pueblo Bonito. Courtesy Chaco Canyon Eastern New Mexico National Park. University in Portales. When putting together the skeletons from Room 33, a burial chamber in Pueblo Bonito, a few things stood out for her. Typically, it was thought that those buried in a great house such as Pueblo Bonito were part of the higher social classes. However, the skeletons Marden found showed signs of diseases such as tuberculosis. The great houses had been thought to be reserved for those in upper society, not the ill, and that stood out for Marden. Marden’s research in putting bones back together has allowed for new investigations using modern scientific methods on the skeletal remains. One study theorizes that members of a single maternal line held power at Chaco for more than 300 years. Another suggests that Chaco residents traded with people who lived in South America as well as to the south and west. But the oddest theory is that the Chaco people may have revered those who were born with six toes. Archaeologist Patricia Crown from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque doesn’t know why the Chaco people were so interested in feet or what feet symbolized to them. But the rock art in Chaco Canyon depicts almost 800 human feet that have anywhere from three to eight toes. Footprints and handprints with six digits are also found on several walls at Pueblo Bonito. Thirteen sandals have been recovered from Pueblo Bonito, and seven of them have woven extensions on them to accommodate a sixth toe. Some ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America depicted their gods with six toes. Rock art from Argentina to the U.S. Southwest depicts hands and feet with extra digits. Some researchers have speculated that the Chaco people may have seen those with extra digits as divine. Crown disagrees, though, and thinks the Chaco people thought of those with extra toes as special, not divine. Chaco Canyon National Park has camping, hiking and biking trails, guided tours and a night sky program. It is open 7 a.m. to sunset and the night sky program is available from April to October (weather permitting). nps.gov/chcu/index.htm

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Pandemonium Productions presents its musical theatre after school program for students ages 6 to 16, Aug. 23 through Nov. 19. Students study acting, singing and dancing and perform in a Broadway Style Musical like The Hunchback of Notre Dame! or The Little Mermaid!, at the James A. Little Theatre. Rehearsals take place at El Museo de Cultural, Mon, Wed, & Fri from 3:45-5:45pm. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $695 if paid in advance, $710 with a payment plan. A deposit of $100 is required with registration.

Santa Fe Climbing Center, 3008 Cielo Court, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-9868944; Contact: Andre Wiltenburg; Web site: climbsantafe.com. Ages: 2 and up. Registration for fall youth programs ends Aug. 10. Space limited. Sign up today. After school, Home school & Youth Classes: After school classes are designed for ages 4-12. These programs emphasize fun and games while introducing your child to climbing with a qualified instructor. They are a fun way to get your child Great Southwest Council Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scouts/Boy moving after school! Monday 3:30-5, Ages 7-10. Tuesday 1-2:30, Ages 5-12. Tuesday Scouts/Venturing, 5841 Office Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-345-8603, 3:30-5, Ages 9-12. Ext. 100; Contact: Wednesday 3:30-5, Kevin McClelland; Ages 7-10. Thursday 1Email: kevin.mcclel2:30, Ages 5-12. land@ scouting.org; Thursday 3:30-5, Ages Web site: gswcbsa.org. 7-10. Saturday 10-11:30, Ages: 7-21 years; Ages 5-12. These classCost: $24; Weekly/ es are once a week Hours Vary. Scout and $180/9 weeks (or Oath, Scout Law, and 2 payments of $100). Venturing Motto. The Session is Aug. 19 Scout Oath: On my Oct. 20. Two classes honor I will do my can combine to come best to do my duty to twice a week for God and my country $300/9 weeks. Friday and to obey the Scout 2-3, Ages 4-7. Friday 9Law; to help other 10:00am, Ages 2-5, people at all times; to Preschooler/Parent keep myself physicalclass. These classes ly strong, mentally are once a week and awake, and morally $80/4 weeks. Sessions straight. The Scout are every first Friday Law: A Scout is trustof the month. Rec worthy, loyal, helpful, Team: Wednesday & friendly, courteous, Friday 4-6, 2x/week, kind, obedient, cheer$130/month (6 month ful, thrifty, brave, Students from Pandemonium Productions of Santa Fe perform Madagascar The Musical. commitment), Six clean, and reverent. Photo by Vanessa Medina. months paid in The Venturing Motto: advance $625. Seasons Lead the Adventure. are Aug. 15-Feb. 14 & Feb. 15-Aug 14. Competitive Team: Monday, Tuesday & Financial aid available upon request. All volunteer leaders undergo mandatory Thursday 4:30-6:30, 3x/week $180/month (6 month commitment) Six months paid background checks and continuous training to assure safety and program qualiin advance $900. Seasons are Aug. 15 – Feb 14 & Feb 15 – Aug 14. ty. Yearly - Mandatory Youth Protection Certification.

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Dance Belisama Irish Dance, Santa Fe & Los Alamos, NM 87505. Phone: 505-670-2152; Contact: Adrienne Bellis; Email: info@belisamadance.com; Web site: belisamairishdance.com. Ages: 5 and up. Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Performance opportunities in the community, local competition and fun choreography classes. We have a few new locations so check the Web site for details. NDI New Mexico at The Dance Barns, 1140 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Phone: 505-795-7088; Email: dsilver@ndi-nm.org; Website: ndi-nm.org; Contact: Danny Silver, Dance Barns Program Producer. NDI New Mexico’s Dance Barns Program provides high quality technical training and performance opportunities for children ages 3 to 18. Children receive joyfully focused and disciplined training by dance and theater professionals in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Voice. Registration for Fall classes begins Aug. 15.

Acting Pandemonium Productions’ Musical Theatre After School Program, SF, NM. Phone: 505-920-0704; Web site: pandemoniumprod.org. Lights! Camera! Action!

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YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Before and After School Care, 4901 Indian School NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-265-6971. Contact: Lisa Guida; Email: Lisa.Guida@ymcacnm.org; Web site: ymcacnm.org. Grades: Kindergarten through 5th grade; Monday–Friday, 7am–6pm. The YMCA of Central NM is the state’s largest child care provider, with 11 early learning, preschool and after-school centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care that nurtures children’s healthy social, physical and mental development. In addition to supplementing what children learn in school, they will also participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills; get assistance with their homework from trained Y staff; and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. Registration form available at ymcacnm.org with 1st week’s payment or copy of CYFD contract and current copy of your child’s shot records. Financial aid available. Cost of program and number of maximum attendees depend on site program chosen.

Theater Umbrella Theatre Children’s Program, 3205 Calle Marie, SF, NM. Phone: 505-471-3140; Email: tpchildrensprogram@gmail.com; Web site: tpchildrensprogram.weebly.com. Kindergarten-Teen. After school classes for kids K-2 & 3-9 continued on page 38


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begin Sept. 5, teaching acting skills by training the voice, body, and mind thru improv, theatre games, and performance. Young Actors (3-9) have starring roles in the Fall Play; Gotitas Class (K-2; bilingual) featured in cameos. Tuition on sliding scale, scholarships available. TPCP offers an Intern Program for Teens wanting experience in theatre.

Albuquerque Area Acting New Mexico Young Actors Theater Classes, 2701 San Pedro Dr. NE, Ste. 21, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-821-8055; Contact: Paul Bower, Executive Director; Email: info@nmyoungactors.org; Web site: nmyoungactors.org. Ages: 9-19; Enrollment: 14; Cost: $90/month; Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm or Fridays, 5:30-7:30pm. Since 1979, New Mexico Young Actors has introduced youth to live theater through drama classes and performances to an audience of 14,000 people annually. Students learn acting, singing, and dancing from professional artists. In addition to Drama I classes, we perform four major productions each year, two musicals with a live band at the KiMo Theatre, and two plays that tour to local schools. This is our 38th season reaching people in Albuquerque. Financial aid available. Sol Acting Academy After School Clubs/Classes, 5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Ste. 114, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-881-0975; Contact: Jason Weiler; Email: info@solacting.com; Web site: solacting.com. Ages: 6-15 years; Cost: $200-$350. Pro Kids: Showcase - Sundays/August 27 - October 29/noon-2pm/$350. Acting Fundamentals Mondays/August 21 - October 8/3:45-5:45pm/$200. Act Out: Jr. Acting Club Wednesdays/September 13 - November 15/3:45-5:45pm/$250. Acting Body & Voice Mondays/October 23 - December 11/3:45-5:45pm/$200.

Art Albuquerque Museum School Art Classes – Fall 2017, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Contact: Theresa; Email: tasedillo@cabq.gov; Web site: cabq.gov/museum. Ages: 4-15 years old; Cost: $60/$70. The Museum is our Inspiration! Preschool Adventures in Art (ages 4-5): Destination Ancient Egypt, Modern Art 4 Kids, Folk Art Extravaganza. Youth Studios (ages 6-15): Treasures of King Tut, Exploring Great Artists - Modern Art. Registration is required.

Childcare CCAMPIS at UNM Children's Campus, 1210 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-277-3365; Contact: Kristi Listy; Email: weecare@unm.edu; Web site: childcare.unm.edu. Ages: 6 weeks-12 years; Monday-Friday 7am-5:30pm. Accredited by: NAEYC. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education and provides free or low-cost child care at the UNM Children's Campus for eligible student parents during class and study time. Drop-in or Evening care options include: Children 6 weeks-5 years: Mon-Thurs from 7:30am- 10pm, Fri from 7:30am5:30pm. School-age children 5-12 years: Mon-Thurs from 4pm- 10pm, Fri from 4pm- 5:30pm. Financial Aid; Before and After Care. UNM Children’s Campus also offers a Toy & Resource Lending Library for infants to preschool. Open Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm. The library stocks educational toys, games, books, materials, and other resources to check out, and provides supportive and fun activities to further child development.

Crossfit Running 505 Afterschool Wellness Program, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-3794817; Contact: Melani Farmer; Email: youthrunning505@gmail.com; Web site: running505.com. Grades: 5-8; Cost: Free. Strong Kids is a wellness program that is age appropriate and fun! Strong Kids includes kids who are 5-12 years old. Strong Teens is a program at Cantina Crossfit for our teenagers. Class sessions for Strong Teens invites all kids who are 13-19 years old. Incorporated in this program are strength, conditioning, cardio, nutritional learning, and understanding self and relationships with others. During these times, for an additional fee, parents can utilize the gym for Open Box. $15 drop-in fee. More information on our Web site at cantinacrossfit.com.

Dance Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM's Ballet Academy, 6913 Natalie Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-1054; Email: brt@brtnm.com; Web site: brtnm.com. Ages: 3 years - Adults. Variety of classes available Mon - Sat. At Ballet Repertory Theatre, our professionally trained teachers guide each student using a well-developed syllabus based on classical ballet. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s goal is to create an environment that is challenging, disciplined, and rigorous while, at the same time, safe, healthy, and nurturing...providing a welcoming environment where every student is valued while pursuing excellence in dance.

Painted Iguana Art Classes, 142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601 (studio), or 505-720-1906; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator; Email: paintediguana@gmail.com; Web site: paintediguana.com. Ages: 6-18 years; Enrollment: average class size is 8 students; Tuition: $100 monthly for 4 classes, all supplies included. Monday - Friday afternoons (choose a day), 1 1/2hour-long classes. Small classes in scenic Sandia Heights, where students receive expert instruction on the use of artist quality materials and create in a studio setting. We work with watercolors, acrylics, clay, pastels & more. Come learn sketching skills, paint on canvas and make pottery. For the young explorers to the experienced artists, each student receives a high quality art experience in a creative & nurturing environment. Art classes encompass a complete comprehensive art program that students really enjoy. Join us for our fun Fall session & see why students never want art class to end each day! Call or check the website in August for the Fall schedule. Classes begin in September.

Dance Theatre Southwest, 3805 Academy Parkway S NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells, Director; Email: dancetheatresouthwest@gmail.com; Web site: dtsw.com. Ages: 2 years–Adult. Days/Hours: Mon-Fri. 3:45-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-1:30pm. Large new facility holding 3 studios with state of the art sprung floors and conveniently located for all just off I-25 and 7/10 of a mile west. Children's Division Classes, Young Adults, Pre-professional, Professional, Adults, Award-winning Mature Adult Classes. Since 1994, DTSW has provided dance education to boys and girls, now serving its second generation of dancers! Dancers from DTSW have gone on to professional careers with major companies and successful professionals in all walks of life. The discipline of dance lasts a lifetime as well as the friendships and bonding of taking class together and sharing the dance passion. Classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Partnering/Pas de Deux, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Flamenco, Circus Arts & Aerial Dance, and Hip-Hop. Boys are always 1/2 off. Enrolled dancers have special opportunities of master class teachers and special original dance productions with both DTSW and Festival Ballet Albuquerque. The faculty of professionals is led by Patricia Dickinson Wells, an internationally recognized choreographer and dance educator (honored with the Dance Magazine Dance Teacher Excellence in Dance Education national award in 2011). Rosalinda Rojas will be offering Classes in Circus Arts and Aerial Dance Silks! Large faculty with low student/teacher ratio. Some financial aid available.

Painted Soul Pottery, 4300 Ridgecrest Dr. SE, Ste. K, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-274-8504. Web site: paintedsoulpottery.com; Contact: Shannon Fetters; Email: info@paintedsoulpottery.com. Preschool Literary Art Class – Ages: 2-Kinder; Enrollment: 12; Cost: $160/Sept-Dec or $240/July-Dec; 1st & 3rd Thursday each month, 9-10am. Each week we will be reading a children's story and doing an art project using an assortment of mediums that relates to the story! Fall Art Camp – Grades: Kinder-12th; Enrollment: 10; Cost: $50/month or $200/Sept-Dec; 1st & 3rd Thursday each month, 5:30-7:00pm. Join us for art classes focusing on a variety of mediums and techniques, as well as, learning about art time periods, artists, and the history of art forms. Call us about financial aid.

Fishback Studio of the Dance, 4529 Eubank NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505298-8828; Contact: Kathie Anthony; Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice.net; Web site: fishbackstudio.com. Ages: 3,4,5 - Child/Teen/Adult. Mondays – Saturdays. Enrolling now, classes begin Aug. 28. Serving Albuquerque since 1945, Fishback Studio offers Prekinder dance ages 3,4,5 (an intro to dance thru rhythms) and Child-Teen-Adult basic through professional classes in jazz, hip-hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern & Scottish. We offer 4 spacious studios with floating wood floors and Marley for pointe. Our experienced faculty continues to train beautiful dancers and prepare them for careers in dance as well as displaying poise and confidence in many other fields. It is our goal to bring the latest styles and highest levels of technique to students while maintaining the joy of dance.

Imagination Art Group at New Moon Studio, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505344-5263; Contact: Marian Berg; Email: marianvberg@gmail.com; Ages: 6 to 15 years; Enrollment: 10; Cost: $20 per class; Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30pm. Small classes taught in artist's studio, designed to stimulate the imagination, improve drawing and painting skills and increase self-esteem. Children with special needs are welcome.

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We are proud to be the home of many national dance champions, overall high score placements, best choreography and best technical execution awards. Keshet Dance Community Dance Classes, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Contact: Carolyn; Email: info@keshetarts.org; Web site: KeshetArts.org. Ages: 2 thru Adult; Cost: $15 Drop-in; Packages and unlimited noncompetitive scholarships are available. Mon - Thurs afternoon/evenings + Saturday morning. Keshet offers a wide variety of dance classes for youth and adults including ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, creative movement and adaptive dance (for dancers of varying levels of physical or developmental ability)! All levels and abilities welcome. Registration is ongoing. Fall session: Aug. 14 - Dec. 9, 2017 Scholarships/Financial Aid, Unlimited non-competitive scholarship program for children under 18; Work/Study program for adults. No one will be turned away for inability to pay! Keshet Dance cultivates personal growth and technical excellence by mentoring, challenging and empowering students through the experience of dance in an inclusive and nurturing environment. NDI New Mexico at The Hiland, 4800 Central Ave SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-340-0200; Email: lgarcia@ndi-nm.org; Website: ndi-nm.org; Contact: Lizeth Garcia, Hiland Program Producer. NDI New Mexico’s Hiland Program provides high quality technical training and performance opportunities for children ages 3 to 18. Children receive joyfully focused and disciplined training by dance and theater professionals in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theater and Voice. Registration for Fall classes begins Aug. 12.

Fencing Duke City Fencing, 2840 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-8720048; Contact: info@dukecityfencing.net; Web site: dukecityfencing.net. Ages: 6 & up; Cost: $75–$150 per month; Monday – Saturday; 3:30 - 9pm. Olympic Fencing for ages 6 & up – come join us in the fun! Financial aid available. All equipment is included for beginner classes.

Horseback Riding Liz Sanchez Stables’ Riding Lessons, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos de Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-898-1810; Contact: Liz Sanchez. Web site: lizsanchezstables.com. Ages: 6-86; Tues-Sun, 8am-5pm; closed Mon. Afterschool and weekend Academy riding lesson program in a covered arena. Also, full-day horse and pony camps on all APS holidays. Tax deductible. Lessons suitable for the first-time rider to the advanced student. Group & private riding lessons also available all year. Learn how to care, groom, communicate and ride your horse. All disciplines as well as English & Western. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Check out our Child, Family & Adult Specials!! Visa and Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.” Call the Stables for pricing and reservations.

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Martial Arts Blackman Martial Arts Academy, 9900 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. B, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-856-5616; Contact: Rebecca Bogolub, General Manager; Email: BlackmanTKD@aol.com; Web site: BlackmanTKD.com. Ages: 3 years – Adult. Classes offered 7 days a week! Blackman Martial Arts Academy offers Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Hapkido, Weapons, & Basic Self Defense Classes. Morning, afternoon, & evening classes. Enrolling now for our Kids, Teens, and Adult classes. Daytime and evening class times available, Official Martial Arts Uniform, Break a real board and earn White Belt. Voted “Best Martial Arts Classes,” “Best Kids Classes” in 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015 by ABQ The Magazine, The Alibi newspaper, and Nickelodeon’s Parents Pick Awards! Come see why we are an award-winning Martial Arts School! Develop your child’s confidence through a fun learning environment. Call to schedule your child’s summer lessons today.

Multi-Activity/Enrichment Albuquerque Academy ThinkIt!, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-858-8815; Contact: Josh Buchanan; Web site: aa.edu/thinkit. Grades: 1-5. Once per week/afterschool hours. Albuquerque Academy’s yearround ThinkIt! program is open to the greater-Albuquerque community. With hands-on curriculum and engaging focus areas, ThinkIt! students celebrate active-learning strategies through project- and inquiry-based activities, interdisciplinary options (e.g., science, engineering, and math), Sunday-afternoon sports, and enriched recreational programs. Questions? Visit website or call. Hurry! Registration for fall after-school classes ends Sept. 11.

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Albuquerque Great Southwest Council Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturing, 5841 Office Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-345-8603, Ext. 100; Contact: Kevin McClelland; Email: kevin.mcclelland@scouting.org; Web site: gswcbsa.org. Ages: 7-21 years; Cost: $24; Weekly/Hours Vary. Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Venturing Motto. The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. The Venturing Motto: Lead the Adventure. Financial aid available upon request. All volunteer leaders undergo mandatory background checks and continuous training to assure safety and program quality. Yearly - Mandatory Youth Protection Certification. UNM Continuing Education Youth Program, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-0698; Contact: Amy K. Greene, Youth Program Supervisor; Email: akgreene@unm.edu; Web site: ce.unm.edu/youth. Ages: 5-17. Did you know that the UNM Continuing Education Youth Program has afterschool and weekend classes for your children throughout the year? Youth ages 5-17 will enjoy Drawing & Painting, Writing, Tae Kwon Do, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and more! Visit ce.unm.edu/youth or call 505-277-0077 to find something fun your family. YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Before and After School Care, 4901 Indian School NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-265-6971. Contact: Lisa Guida; Email: Lisa.Guida@ymcacnm.org; Web site: ymcacnm.org. Grades: Kindergarten – 5th grade; Monday–Friday, 7am–6pm. The YMCA of Central NM is the state’s largest child care provider, with 11 early learning, preschool and after-school centers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care that nurtures children’s healthy social, physical and mental development. In addition to supplementing what children learn in school, they will also participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills; get assistance with their homework from trained Y staff; and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. Registration form available at ymcacnm.org with 1st week’s payment or copy of CYFD contract and current copy of your child’s shot records. Financial aid available. Cost of program and number of maximum attendees depend on site program chosen.

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Albuquerque Girl Choir, P.O. Box 91441, Abq, NM 87199. Phone: 505-934-7409; Contact: Janet Samorodin-McIlwain; Email: abqgirlchoir@yahoo.com; Web site: albuquerquegirlchoir.org. Grades: K-12; Enrollment: 24-45; Cost: $250 per semester. Thursdays 5pm-6pm or 6:30pm, depending on age. Does your daughter love to sing? The Albuquerque Girl Choir provides a positive musical experience for girls as they learn music fundamentals through vocal training and performance in an upbeat, encouraging atmosphere. AGC is comprised of two groups that teach music fundamentals according to age and ability. Perform the National Anthem at Lobos and Isotopes Games, perform at Nursing Homes, Winter and Spring Concerts. No auditions are required. Sing, have fun, and make great friends! Financial aid available. Check our Website and Facebook page (Albuquerque Girl Choir) for information on our new rehearsal site.

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in all mental abilities, AND, the guitar makes an excellent beginning instrument for children. The Award winning KinderGuitar® curriculum was developed to teach young children ages 5 and up overall musicianship skills using a diverse series of songs to age-appropriate exercises and activities. The KinderGuitar curriculum is matched to child development levels, guiding musical growth to make learning fun while developing an appreciation for music. Contact us today! Please be sure you leave your phone number and full name when calling. New Mexico School of Music Lessons and Classes, 136-J Washington St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3474; Contact: Norma McBroom; Email: music@nmschoolofmusic.com; Web site: nmschoolofmusic.com. Ages: 2 years old through adults. Hours: 9am - 8pm. Music lessons and classes for all ages and all instruments including piano, guitar, voice, drums, harp, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet and more. Early childhood classes: Music FunTime, 18 months - 7 years old. Suzuki Violin, 4 years old and up. Music instrument renting. Enrollment. University-trained teachers. Performing opportunities.

Religious School Congregation Albert School of Jewish Studies, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-1818; Contact: Rachel Sternheim; Email: education@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org/learning/religiousschool. Grades: Preschool – High School. CASJS is committed to Jewish learning at every phase of life. Our 'learn and do' approach combines student participation in social action, mitzvot, study of the Torah, history, and tradition. We welcome students and their families to an environment that encourages spiritual and academic growth! Financial aid available. Wednesdays: 5:30pm to 7pm for 4th – 12th grade; Sundays: 9:30am – noon for Preschool through 7th grade.

Science Explora's After-School and Saturday Clubs, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Email: reservations@explora.us: Website: explora.us; Contact: Edwina Andrade, Reservations Manager. Grades: Preschool – 8th. Engaging activity-based, semester-long programs to enrich your child's out-of-school time. Explore science, engineering, technology and more: Growing a Scientist for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years with their adult companion(s); Science to Grow On for grades K-3; NEW: Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5; NEW: Tech Studio for grades 3-7; Home School Classes for grades K-8. Classes are now open for enrollment! Some classes begin in late Aug., others in Sept. Become a member and get fall program discounts, plus admission for an entire year! Details on Explora's Web site, explora.us.

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Invention Dimension’s Invention STEAM/Maker Club, 3801 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-999-1962; Contact: Laurie Bloyer; Email: laurie@inventiondimension.club; Web site: inventiondimension.club. Ages: 2-12 years. Come join us at the first STEAM/Maker club for children in Albuquerque! We offer enrichment classes for children, including "adult and me" classes for 2-6 year olds; afterschool club for 6-12 year olds; homeschool enrichment options; birthday parties; workshops; and family nights. Our unique program is delivered by a Jill of all trades and New Mexico state licensed teacher with "highly qualified" honors, and 15 years teaching experience. We teach essential life skills which will help your child succeed in school, in life and in their careers. Come MAKE with us! Mama's Minerals, 800 20th St. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-266-8443; Email: info@mamasminerals.com. Ages: 4 and up. Free. Kids Rock! Geology – Contact: Kristen Jenson. This class introduces basic concepts such as the rock cycle & Moh's hardness scale. Hold and examine dozens of rock, mineral & fossil specimens as you learn about them during this one hour presentation. Parents welcome. Visit MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses for a full class schedule. Field Trips, Contact: Amanda Rice Young – Hop into your magical school bus and travel back in time when you visit Mama's Minerals for your group's next field trip. Each field trip starts with a geology presentation that introduces basic concepts such as the rock cycle & Moh's hardness scale. Hold and examine dozens of specimens as you learn about them during this one hour presentation. Parents welcome. Mama's Mineral Field Trip Includes:· Geology Presentation,· Guided Tour of the store, Visit to our Fluorescent Minerals Room, Cracking Open Geodes, Free 24 million-year-old Shark Tooth, 15% Discount Card.

Soccer American Youth Soccer Organization, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-342-AYSO; Email: help@AYSO104.org; Web site: ayso104.org. Register for 16 games played in the fall & spring. Fee is $125 includes uniform, practice jersey, AYSO Night with UNM Men’s Soccer Team and more. For boys and girls, ages 4-18. Everyone

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Albuquerque plays. The American Youth Soccer Organization is a volunteer, non-profit program dedicated to providing children with a positive sports experience in a fun, safe, and fair environment. Volunteer Coaches and referees are offered training clinics to assist in developing your child’s knowledge of soccer and sportsmanship. We have a variety of programs VIP, rec, semi-competitive, and club level play. Needs based scholarships available. Lil’ Kickers at International Indoor Soccer Arena, 1311 Cuesta Arriba Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-266-3653; Contact: Oscar; Email: oscar@internationalindoor.com; Web site: internationalindoor.com. Ages: 18 months to 12 years old; Days/Hours: Monday - Saturday. Lil' Kickers, a strong foundation… for life. Lil’ Kickers is more than just a great soccer program for kids. Our balanced and creative approach to coaching will have a positive impact on your child that goes far beyond the soccer field. Our high-energy soccer classes are carefully designed to enhance your child’s overall growth and well-being. The result? Kids with strong physical skills, who are well-balanced and confident. And, we do all this while your child has the time of their life. Our enrollment of more than 237,000 children nationwide have a blast when they come through our doors. Find out why.

Swimming Lobo Aquatic Club, University of New Mexico: Seidler Natatorium, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-417-7807; Email: coachdforbes@aol.com; Web site: swimlobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head Coach. New Mexico's most notable competitive swim team has been promoting and developing swimming for all ages and abilities for over a quarter century. The club currently has an agegroup division (ages: 6-18) and a masters division. Swimmers from the age of 6 to 85 years-old swim with us. We are sponsored by the University of New Mexico Swim Team and are a member of USA Swimming.

Tutoring/Therapy ABC Wellness Clinic, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr; Web site: abcwellness.com. A safe alternative to Ritalin: Audio/Visual Stimulation is a drug-free treatment that can help persons with ADD/ADHD, as well as those suffering from headaches, migraines, head injury, some neurological disorders, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many other stress-related disorders.

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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. Fun To Read/Karma Tutoring Center, 526 Española St. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-256-9559; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: FunToReadTutor.com; Ages: 4 and up; Cost: Pay what you can afford! After school and Saturday. Karma Tutoring specializes in reading skills, using the nationally acclaimed “Sing, Spell, Read and Write,” phonics-based, total Language Arts Program. Perfect for first time readers and for those who have fallen behind. We guarantee results, affordability, no long term contracts, and testing is always included. We provide one on one tutoring, or small groups. Every child deserves to know how to read. Empowering children since 1993, because every child deserves to know how to read. Always pay what you can afford. 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. Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!

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