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What’s In This Issue For You! March/April 2018

Vol. 27 No. 2

REGULAR FEATURES

STORIES & SPECIAL FEATURES

Albuquerque Kids! Calendar pg 21

Moving Arts Española 8

Santa Fe Kids! Calendar pg 32

Program Brings Performing Arts, Free Healthy Meals And Inspiration To Española Valley Kids

Young Scientist pg 36

ShamRock Fest 12

Guest Column pg 40

St. Patrick’s Day Offers “Green Fun” For All At Albuquerque Balloon Museum

Let’s Read! pg 42

Fencing Kids! 16 Young Fencers Say Sport Gives Them Confidence, Independence And Smarts, Along With Exercise

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Preview Guide to Summer Activities pg 44

Cover Story My name is Azul Romero. I live in Albuquerque but I’ve lived in Nevada, too. I did this painting of me because it shows what I feel like inside. I also like playing the violin after I draw and make art.

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Program Brings Performing Arts, Free Healthy Meals And Inspiration To Children Of Española Valley By DEBORAH BEGEL On the stage in the big tent at Ohkay Owingeh, just north of Española on New Mexico State Road 68, five girls systematically move about in a carefully choreographed Mexican folklorico dance as a female voice sings in Spanish through the speaker on a small cd player. A few feet from the stage, instructor Salvador Ruiz observes the group with close scrutiny. “Left, right,” he says methodically, trying to keep the girls in step. Wearing yards and yards of colorful full skirts trimmed near the hem with ribbons, the girls carry bright colored shawls that they interweave as they come together in a circle. They begin to move in and out holding the ends of their shawls. “Don’t get too close,” Ruiz tells them. Mondays through Thursdays after school Maize, 9, dances at the Oñate Center with a Moving and on Saturdays, Arts Española folklorico class. Moving Arts Española is Photos by Deborah Begel. a bevy of classes, about 29 in all. In one classroom, three young ballerinas do warm-up plies following a stream of instructions from teacher Whitney Jones. In another classroom, drama students rehearse scenes from their upcoming play, Murder on the Train. Elsewhere, young students are learning to walk on stilts in the circus arts class and do summersaults in gymnastics. The 13,000 square-foot space is filled to capacity, with class sizes that range from just a few to 25 or so. About 190 students are currently signed up for classes at the facility, while another 160 students are taught by Moving Arts teachers in classrooms at La Tierra Montessori School and Ohkay Owingeh Community School. Most students are between 3 and 18 years old. In the central entry room, parents, grandparents and siblings of the students are talking, playing, and eating. Healthy free meals are offered to all who enter after 3:30 pm. One fall day, cook Laura Cox was serving up a mac-and-cheese-type pasta dish made with pumpkin and hefty portions of green salad. “This is great,” said parent Arlene Garcia, whose

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An immigrant is arrested in Beyond the Border, a play written and performed by students in a drama class.

daughter Querencia Garcia, 10, has sampled a number of classes, including flamenco, hip hop and painting. “I wish she’d find something she loved and settle in,” said her mother. “But I guess it’s also good that she’s trying different things.” In January, Moving Arts Española celebrated its 10th anniversary. It was co-founded by Ruiz and Roger Montoya, who saw a need for afterschool programs in the Española Valley. Both men come from performance backgrounds, Ruiz as a folklorico dancer in Mexico and Montoya as a contemporary dancer in New York City and Los Angeles. Montoya’s also an accomplished painter and gymnast, and a co-founder of La Tierra Montessori School, which is near Moving Arts and a close partner in various arts classes and activities. Before Moving Arts Española settled into its home at Ohkay Owingeh, Montoya and Ruiz offered performance arts classes in Española Valley schools. Over time, the men were able to partner with other local organizations and schools to institute more programs. The group moved into the building at Ohkay Owingeh in 2014 and expanded into the adjoining “tent” a year later. The students perform at the end of each semester at Moving Arts and elsewhere. Last November, the group was invited to contribute an 18minute performance at Northern New Mexico College’s Foundation Gala. “The goal of the organization,” says Montoya, who is also Artistic Director, “is to inspire children through arts education, to provide opportunities for the kids to grow into themselves, to learn more about who they are, what their passion and purpose in life might be, and then hopefully to create a pathway as they become young adults.” While this may seem like a lofty goal, some students have already taken skills gained at Moving Arts to higher levels, to excel in their chosen field. Than Povi Martinez, from the Pueblo de San Ildefonso, told Montoya and Ruiz the first time they met, when she was four and a half, that she wanted to become the next great Native American ballerina, Lucas, 7, (front left) and Malakai, 7, tell Zoe, 9, and Leyla, 9, (front following right) that they can’t wait to join the Fashion Design class next in the semester. footsteps of prima ballerina Maria Tallchief. At 14, Than Povi is now a lead dancer at New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe. “Her dream is coming continued on page 10


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true,” said Montoya. Cristian Madrid, 18, credits his many successes with Moving Arts. After mastering gymnastics in just a few weeks, he reached “level 10,” and went on to become a teacher himself. “It's been a good place to grow and to mature,” he says, “and to develop life skills that I'll carry with me. I feel like if it wasn't for Moving Arts, I wouldn't be where I am doing the things that I'm doing.” Last fall Cris entered the University of Texas at San Antonio on a full academic and athletic scholarship. He says he hopes to return to Moving Arts someday and help the organization not only to continue to offer a variety of classes, but also to help expand the organization’s reach and resources through effective business practices. Ruiz, who has a couple decades of experience in the business world, on top of his dancing career, is also Executive Director of the organization. He chuckles when the topic of funding comes up. “It’s a special challenge to survive in the nonprofit world,” he says. The organization does charge students a minimal amount for classes, but those who cannot pay are offered scholarship opportunities to Ila Benson, 3, shows her drawing of a offset their tuition, for example cleaning up, organizing the children playground. during performances and helping serve meals. “It’s affordable,” says Garcia, who’s been bringing Querencia to classes since the doors first opened. Garcia notes that the classes are a godsend for parents, giving them a little extra time to run an errand or two when their children are in class. “My daughter’s in a safe environment,” Garcia says, “and the diversity here is awesome.”

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Although foundations like McCune Charitable Foundation and LANL Foundation and charities like United Way of Northern New Mexico have been enthusiastic about funding Moving Arts, the annual budget is still $300,000, with just over 40 percent coming from grants, donations and a reimbursement from HELP New Mexico for food. Most of the rest comes from tuition. Only five people are part-time staffers, while about 40 people are paid as teachers, youth mentors and tutors. Tutoring is available to students who are struggling in school. Says Board of Directors Secretary HelenMarie Zacharitz, “Many students have improved by grade levels.” Last fall, a drama class wrote and produced a play about immigration. Called Beyond the Border, the performance was a mix of scenes in which immigrants are badly treated. For example, a young woman waits for hours in a U.S. Immigration office to try to figure out what’s happening with her visa application. The judge, played by Isaac Jerome Lopez, doesn’t seem to care. At the end of each scene, co-director Devon Hoffman asked the audience to imagine a different ending, and he invited people on stage to act out a new version. Now 12, Isaac has been coming to classes at Moving Arts since he was two and a half. He has studied gymnastics, hip hop, ballet and flamenco, but then he began to narrow his sights. “I told my mom, I don’t want to do ballet anymore. I want to focus more on my drama and gymnastics,” he said. He smiled. Then he added, “And this summer I landed my first front flip!” Eleven-year-old Magdalena Samora McNeil also acted in the immigration play. She explained why she likes to come to Moving Arts. “Well, part of the reason why I come back,” she said, “is because everybody is super supportive, whether it's the Roger Montoya helps Amor, 6, do a somersault. kids or the instructors. And even if you mess up, they're like, ‘You just keep trying.’ ” Back in the folklorico class, one of the dancers asks Ruiz, “Should we smile?” “No,” he answers. “Not during this song.” A few parents have come in to watch. Ashley Lopez says she’s there to watch her boyfriend’s daughter, 8-year-old Feliciana Baca. “This (folklorico) class keeps our heritage alive,” Lopez says. “Resources for youth are limited around here. And this program is very positive.” Feliciana’s mother, Tabitha Mondragon, has been listening. Suddenly smiling, she adds her own opinion. “Sometimes I think we parents love this place even more than the kids,” she says.

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Albuquerque A Community Outreach of First Presbyterian Church NAEYC Accredited Supporting Children’s Knowing through Investigation & the Arts since 1971

Thanks Albuquerque for 46 wonderful years. We look forward to many more. Child centered, play-based curriculum ● Highly trained teachers Register now for the 2018/2019 School Year Ages 3 months through 5 years 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 website: achildsgardenabq.org (505) 764-2920

ShamRock Fest St. Patrick’s Day Event Offers “Green Fun” For All At Albuquerque Balloon Museum By BILL NEVINS

St. Patrick’s Day is a day when many families — whether of Irish descent or not — look for something special to do, and once again this year, Albuquerque offers a fine public celebration.

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Keshet Spring Dance Camp March 26 – 30 / 8:30am – 4:00pm This fast-paced camp, keeps youth (ages 6-14) moving in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz, with an end-of-week performance for family and friends. All levels welcome. Full week is $250 or $65 per day.*

Keshet Summer Dance Camps June 4-8 / 8:30am – 4pm Ballet and Contemporary Dance Camp (Ages 6-14) Full week is $250*

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Kids prepare to start a 1k Fun Run at last year’s ShamRock Fest. Courtesy photos.

The fourth annual New Mexico ShamRock Fest is slated for Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum — rain or shine. Everyone is invited to celebrate – in the grand spirit of Irish and Celtic hospitality. ShamRock Fest 2018 is sponsored by the nonprofit High Desert Pipes and Drums with support from the Albuquerque City Cultural Services Office. Just what is ShamRock Fest and what will kids like about it? According to Lorraine McInnes of High Desert Pipes and Drums: ShamRock Fest, which is held on the grounds of the Balloon Museum and inside, will offer bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall, face-painting, circus performers, a bicycle rodeo, a remote control balloon demonstration and an all fun/no run zero K fundraiser with costumes (as soon as the race starts, it is over). And ShamRock Fest will have arts and crafts exhibits, Celtic poetry, an Irish rock-n-roll movie, and traditional, hip-hop and rock music along with Travelin’ Jack the dog poses with a couple of last year’s 1K singing, dancing participants. and bag-piping. In addition, ShamRock Fest will offer attendees Celtic specialty foods and delicacies along with plenty of beer (including Guinness, of course), wine, spirits and continued on page 14

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NEW MEXICO PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

New America School Charter

School District Report Card 2016-2017 School Grading Summary The district grade is determined by the average of school grades in the district. For a description of status, see page 2.

Definitions and Abbreviations District Grade D

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What are school grades? School Grading is part of state and federal law that mandates accountability for all public schools. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) enacted in 1965 requires schools to show annual improvement in mathematics and reading. New Mexico statute specifies additional requirements that schools demonstrate progress through an A-F letter grade for each school. Individual school report cards can be found online at http://aae.ped.state.nm.us/.

What are School District Report Cards? Each LEA under the jurisdiction of the Public Education Department (PED) annually receives a comprehensive report of their achievement, accountability, teacher qualifications, and postsecondary success. This report is compiled for 89 districts that include regular and locally authorized charter schools, and all stateauthorized charter schools. Non-PED schools are exempt from both school grading and School District Report Cards and include private, home, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Local Educational Agency is a broad term that encompasses districts with multiple schools or independent state-authorized charter schools. Locally authorized charter schools are not LEAs and are reported with their parent district.

Subgroups Asian or Pacific Islander Asian: African American Afr Am: Amer Indian: American Indian Caucasian Cauc: English Language Learners ELL: Economically Disadvantaged as determined by ED: eligibility for Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program Students with disabilities; does not include special SWD: education students who are gifted The lowest performing 25% (one quarter) of students Q1: in reading or mathematics The higher performing 75% (three quarters) of Q3: students in reading or mathematics

High/Low Poverty Schools

Schools with students most economically disadvantaged (top 25%) and least disadvantaged (bottom 25%).

Recently Arrived

These are ELL students new to U.S. schools who qualify for exemption from the reading assessment.

Student Demographics Number

This report provides a concise summary of the LEA and its schools: ● LEA Demographic Profile ● Accountability ◦ Summaries of School Grades ◦ Cohort Graduation Rates (4, 5, and 6 Year) ◦ Status of Non-Graduates ● Achievement ◦ Proficiencies in Reading, Mathematics, and Science ◦ NAEP Statewide Summary for Grades 4 and 8 ● School Board Member Training ● Budgeted Expenditures ● Teacher Credentials ● Post-Secondary Achievement (College Going, Credit Accumulation) ● Parent Survey on the Quality of Education

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48.3 145 48.8 164,089 51.7 155 51.2 172,237 7.7 23 24.2 81,394 0.0 0 2.3 7,600 90.3 271 61.4 206,348 1.0 3 1.3 4,457 1.0 3 10.7 35,884 77.0 231 74.1 249,348 7.7 23 15.7 52,927 15.3 46 13.6 45,669 0.0 0 0.1 428 0 5.0 16,801 0.0 Source: LEA 120th-day submission to the PED

School District Report Card 2016-2017

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soft-drinks, McInnes said. Admission for kids 12 years old and younger is free. Everyone else will be charged $6 each for advance tickets or $10 each for tickets at the gate. “For a slightly higher ticket price of $15 advance/$20 gate, folks 13 years and older can get special T-shirts and race-packet goodies and entry into a non-strenuous Zero K along with their ShamRock Fest admission,” Highland Dance Albuquerque at ShamRock Fest 2017. McInnes said. “All proceeds from ShamRock Fest and the Zero K go to benefit the High Desert Pipes and Drums and the Albuquerque Balloon Museum Foundation. Wellbehaved, leashed dogs are permitted at no extra charge.” Advance tickets are available at cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/nm-shamrock-fest-2018. Here are Main Stage happenings. The day starts at 11 a.m. with the La Cueva High School Jazz Band playing Celtic favorites. At 11:30 a.m. the High Desert Pipes and Drums will march and play with Massed Bands. Then the McTeggart Irish Dancers take the stage at noon, followed by The Ansolver Family Band and the Fishback Studio of Dance. At 2 p.m., eclectic rock band Los Metamorfos will perform, joined by special guest Irish-rapper Rory Trey Kirwan from New York City. At 3 p.m., Celtic Steps dances, followed by Highland Dance of Albuquerque with High Desert Pipes and Drums. At 4:15 p.m., the Coleman Academy of Irish Dance performs, followed at 5 p.m. by Albuquerque’s rocking Moonshine Blind punk-bluegrass group. The Celtic poetry performance begins at noon inside the Balloon Museum, with works by Irish, Scottish, Welsh and other bards read by poets including Albuquerque Poet Laureate Manuel Gonzalez, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate Nathan Brown, Jules Nyquist, John Roche, Don McIver and others. At noon outdoors, members of the Metamorfos Collective Roving Circus Art Show will begin rambling about the ShamRock Fest grounds, spreading joy with their hilarious antics. At 2:45 pm, back inside the Balloon Museum, there will be a free screening of a documentary, Fanatic Heart, The Story So Far of Black 47, about the long dynamic career of New York City’s AmericanIrish rock band, Black 47 and its leaders, songwriterperformers Larry Kirwan (born in Wexford, Ireland) and Chris Byrne (a former police offi- Massed bands opening ceremony at ShamRock Fest cer). The movie fea- 2017: High Desert Pipes and Drums and New Mexico Fire tures an appearand Police Pipes and Drums perform. ance by New York City rapper/musician Rory Trey Kirwan, who also will attend the screening for Q&A. The All Fun, No Run Zero K starts at 1 p.m. with music from High Desert Pipes and Drums, followed at 1:30 p.m. by the ShamRock N Roll Kids 1k and then at 2 p.m. by the ShamRock N Roll 5K Fitness Run and Walk, both accompanied by the rousing sounds of High Desert Pipes and Drums.

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Fencing Kids!

Young Fencers in Albuquerque, Santa Fe Say Sport Gives Them Confidence, Independence And Smarts, Along With Exercise

years ago and began teaching intermediate and competitive classes at Duke City Fencing Club this year. “Sorry, we all shake with our left hand here because our right hand is gloved and holds our weapon,” says Kramer, putting out his left hand to greet me. While holding up a camera, he instructs younger student-fencers to bend their knees more as they lunge forward and stab at the air. “We’ll review the video at the end of the session,” he says. “One of the things I like most about fencing is that no matter how good you get, you can always grow and get better.” Eighteen-year-old Annie Schulz, who has placed in the top of her age category in several national and regional tournaments, agrees that fencing

By EFRAIN VILLA The clattering of metal striking metal competes with smooth jazz pumped out of speakers in the mirrored training facility that Duke City Fencing Club calls home. The club, at 2840 Girard Blvd. NE in Albuquerque, was founded by Toby Tolley 14 years ago. Tolley, who fenced competitively in New York and California, says she always knew she wanted to start a club in the Southwest. “I had been through this part of the country and I really liked it,” says Tolley. “When I started researching, I found Colorado had too many clubs, and Arizona was too hot. New Mexico had a history of fencing, but there wasn’t a club in Albuquerque, so I started one.” Some of the students who first signed on to the club have now become trainers themselves. Eighteen-year-old Jack Kramer started fencing 12

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Students practice at Duke City Fencing Club. Anonymity provided by a mask can help build confidence. Photos by Efrain Villa.

can be a transformative experience for youth. For six years, she has been training with the New Mexico Fencing Foundation in Santa Fe. “Fencing pushed me in ways that I’ve never been pushed before,” says Schulz. “When I first started, being around people who shared my passion was what I really loved about fencing and what kept me going. Over the years, it’s connected me with so many different people, but it’s also made me more independent. I’ve seen that I can do things on my own that I never Toby Tolley trains 12-year-old Izeyah Longshore. thought I was capable of, like placing as well as I did in the National Tournament.” (She won a bronze medal in the Cadet Women’s Epee Summer Championships). Schulz points out that although fencing is a male-dominated activity, girls stand to gain a lot from the sport. “It’s a sport that works well with all body types and it’s really fun to fence guys and beat them,” says Schulz. “It definitely made me more confident, and that confidence while fencing definitely spread into my general life. Girls, especially at a younger age, might need that confidence boost or they might need something to help them grow and learn. For me, it’s been a very formative part of my life for six and a half years, and having something there for the entire time has been very comforting and grounding.” Anna Alice Patelli, a nine-year-old fencer at the New Mexico Fencing Foundation says she can already see the sport becoming a permanent part of her life. “I’ve been doing this for one year and three months, and I continued on page 18

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want to do this until I’m an adult,” says Patelli. “They call it moving chess because it’s a thinking sport. So maybe it’s not for everyone, but if you are someone who likes to think and concentrate, I think you would like fencing.” Although a physically engaging activity, fencing can be a more cerebral activity than many of the more popular sports among youth. James Odom, the head coach and founder of the New Mexico Fencing Foundation at 1306 Clark Rd. in Santa Fe, believes intellectual-types make excellent fencers. “We get all the readers, the creative people, the artists,” says Odom. “Sometimes it’s the first sport they’re trying, or the sport they come to when others haven’t stuck, or maybe other martial arts have felt too combative.” Matching a child’s natural talent and personality with a fulfilling extracurricular activity is one of the biggest challenges for parents. Tolley believes fencing can provide a healthy, safe space for shy children to develop social skills. “Many times, children and parents come to us when other sports have not worked out,” says Tolley. “It’s not that the child is a couch potato – maybe they’re just a bit timid or not into team sports. As a child grows, it can be a difficult process: getting used to one’s new body, new friends, new classes, new size of self. But through it all, in fencing you get to wear a mask while you grow in your confidence. That anonymity provides a bit of a crutch. When you have success and take off the mask, the confidence is still there. I have seen so many kids come in and be so shy, but when you see them in here, you would never know they’re shy, because here they seem so extroverted.” Ten-year-old Alex Puskar says fencing has definitely helped him come out of his shell. “I had already tried a couple of things like ballet, chess and bowling,” says Puskar. “Then I wanted to try sword fighting, so my mom talked to me about fencing and after my first lesson with Toby, I wanted to do more.” There has long been a misconception that fencing is a sport for the wealthy, but the trainers in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque insist that at a non-competitive level, fencing need not be any more expensive than other popular sports. Tolley recommends that beginner fencing-students wait to obtain personal equipment. “Competition-level equipment can cost around $300,” says Tolley, “but really, with the exception of buying a glove, adults and children should hold off on making any big investments in equipment.” Safety equipment is on hand at clubs, and Tolley explains the glove purchase condition is maintained as a gesture of commitment. For parents wanting to try a sport that they can share with their children, adult classes are also available in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Prices and schedules can be found at dukecityfencing.net or by calling 505-872-0048 for Duke City Fencing Club; sites.google.com/site/nmfencingfoundation or 505-699-2034 for the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.

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orado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 8, Crafting for a Cause, 3pm. Create special items that will warm those in need; completed items will be donated to local charities; open to all levels. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 14, 21, 28, Wacky Wednesday, 2:304pm. Different adventure each week: crafts, hands-on science, maker activities, shows, games or other activities for children in grades K-6; families welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

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Ongoing, Family Art Workshop, 12:30pm, Sats. Families create a work of art inspired by something in the museum; projects change weekly. Included with admission, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NE, 243-7255, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Free Kids’ Crafts, 11am-3pm, Sats. Crafts for ages 3+. Check website for specifics. Free, The Shops at Park Square, 6646 Indian School NE, 884-4866, lakeshorelearning.com. Ongoing, Knit Clique, 4pm, Tues in March. A multi-generational knitting club for beginners and experienced knitters grade 5+. Hear a story, beginners bring US size 7 needles and a skein of 4-ply 3 oz acrylic yarn. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Lego Club, 3-4:30pm, 3rd Thus. Join fellow Lego fans to build on a theme. All ages, materials provided. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.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. 3, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon, 1st Sats. Families (limited to 25 participants ) take a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material; then create artwork; all ages. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 7, Paint Party for Tweens, 2:30-4pm. All experience levels welcome, all materials provided; for grades 3-6, register in advance. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 7-9, Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Spring Show, 1oam-5pm, Fri & Sat; 1oam-4pm, Sun. Every Spring, 185 fine artists and craftspeople travel to take part in the state’s first major art event of the year. $11 three-day pass/$8/free under 12, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, riograndefestivals.com. 7, 21, Crafty Kids, 11:30am-12:15pm. Arts and crafts projects; ages 2-6; materials provided, parent assistance and supervision required for ages 3 and under. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Col-

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.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dance, 7-10pm, 1st & 3rd Sats, 7pm, lesson; 7:30-10:30pm, dancing. Join the NM Folk Music and Dance Society for a contra dance at the ABQ Square Dance Center. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Elegant English and Contra Dance, 7-9:30pm, 2nd Suns. Live, traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, Oddfellows Hall, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Traditional Native American Dances, noon, Sats & Suns in March. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 1-2, PAPA, Public Academy for Performing Arts: Dream Spring Dance Concert 2018, 7pm. The PAPA presents Dream, its annual spring dance concert featuring beginning to pre-professional ballet, contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop, jazz and musical theatre dance students from grades 6-12. $17/$12/$7, ABQ Journal Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 2-3, Winter Dance Escape, 7pm. Featuring dancers from the NDI NM’s XCel, Apprentice and Junior Companies, Celebration Team and NM School for the Arts; special guest appearance by NMSA Dance Department Chair Garrett Anderson. $10, The Hiland, 4800 Central SE, 872-1800, ndi-nm.org. 3, Scarlet, 7-9:30pm. Ballet 5:8’s groundbreaking performance brings a captivating story inspired by The Scarlet Letter to life. $25/$20 seniors & students/$25 child, South Broadway Cultural Center,

1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 7, Creative Movement with Keshet Dance, 10:15-10:45am. Join for an introduction to movement and music through a variety of activities. Children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination; ages 2-3, parent participation required. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org. 8, Hip-Hop with Keshet Dance, 22:45pm. Join for an intro to hip-hop and feel the groove with rhythmic steps; ages 4-5, free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. 14, Creative Movement with Keshet Dance, 11:15-11:45am. Join for an introduction to movement and music through a variety of activities. Children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination; ages 2-3, parent participation required. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 2562067, abclibrary.org. 21, Hip-Hop with Keshet Dance, 22:45pm. Join for an intro to hip-hop and feel the groove with rhythmic steps to hip-hop; ages 4-5, Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org.

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grounds. 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 Common Ground: Art in New Mexico, a bold installation emphasizing real NM; or the Sculpture Garden which includes works by many of the most important sculptors of the American SW. $1-$4/free general admission Suns, 9am-1pm; 1st Wed, 9am-5pm; 3rd Thus, 5-8:30pm with live music, performances, hands-on art activities for kids and adults and gallery exhibits are open; family art workshops, 1-2:30pm, Sats, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. American International Rattlesnake Museum. Visitors can learn about snake bites, venom and fangs at the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes. $3$5, 202 San Felipe NW, 242-6569, rattlesnakes.com. Anderson-Abruzzo ABQ International Balloon Museum houses engaging exhibitions and informative programs on the history, science and art of ballooning worldwide. Visit Arctic Air: The Bold Flight of S.A. Andrée which explores the history and technology of the expedition, and delves into who these explorers were, their experiences in the Arctic and the motivation for such a journey. $4/$2/$1/free under 4, 1st Fris; every other Sun, 9am-1pm; closed Mons, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500, balloonmuseum.com.

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 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 members and under 1 year, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian culture, history and art. Visit Long Ago... One story is only the beginning of many stories. From ancient symbols to living voices, this exhibit explores the importance of storytelling, how it has evolved over time, and ways in which storytelling shares Pueblo values. $5.40-$8.40/ free under 5, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorites Museum opened in 1974 and is a major educational resource for the university and NM schools. The museum displays samples of stony, stony iron and iron meteorites from the institute’s collection. The meteorites on display in the museum are only a small part of the research and teaching collection, which includes over 5,000 specimen of over 650 samples. Closed March 12-15, appointments required for groups 7 or more, 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. Admission is free, 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. 7600 Jefferson NE, Ste 28, 332-4253, mabh.org. National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the study, advancement and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. Visit the exhibit ¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!, a circulating exhibition of artwork from the NHCC’s permanent collection, which includes works from artists throughout the US, Latin America, Spain and other regions of the Spanish diaspora. 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

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physics, the basis of all sciences; or through April 29, The Eureka Exhibition, An interactive history of science for children. $7-$12, free 5 and under, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. NM Holocaust & Intolerance Museum and Study Center. Learn about the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. Content is not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area or time. Visit the exhibit Art of the Holocaust, this section contains various works of art created to commemorate the Holocaust. 616 Central SW, 247-0606, nmholocaustmuseum.org. NM Museum of Natural History & Science features eight permanent exhibit halls that take guests through the formation of the universe. Visit The Hall of the Stars, aimed at explaining how the night sky is organized, the Planetarium and Dynatheater. $8-$4; (free 1st Suns for NM residents - bring ID; 5:30-9pm, Fris, $5), NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. NM Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society, is a non-profit organization staffed solely by dedicated volunteers whose mission is to fully restore the Baldwin 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive, known as AT&SF 2926, to operational status and then commence passenger excursion service. Open Weds, Sats, 1833 8th NW, 246-2926, nmslrhs.org. Tinkertown Museum. Ross Ward spent more than 40 years of his life constructing this museum. During the 1960s and 1970s, his miniature wood-carved figures traveled to fairs around the country. 121 Sandia Crest, Sandia Park, 281-5233, tinkertown.com. Unser Racing Museum lays out the history of the Unser racing legacy. The Unser family is one of ABQ’s most wellknown families and is prominent in the world of car racing. 1776 Montaño NW, 341-1776, unserracingmuseum.com. Ongoing, 3rd Thursday, 5-8:30pm. Live music and performances, hands-on art activities for kids and adults, select galleries open and food & drink specials. Free from 5-8:30pm, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. Ongoing, Curious Contraptions. Features exhibits from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and Science Projects, London. Science, art and mechanical engineering come into play in creating automata. Included with general admission, free members and children under 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 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, free members and children under 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. Ongoing Through March 24, With Sprinkles, Drawings by Kate Wood, by appointment or 2-5:30pm, Mon-Fri. Developed from a daily drawing practice, this is an adaptation from The Best

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Comic Book Ever. The pieces in this exhibit focus on a few of over 200 characters she has been developing. Free, Outpost Performance Space, Inpost Artspace, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 1-11, APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit, 35pm, Thus & Fris; 1-5pm, Sats & Suns. This is an annual exhibit of award-winning works created by APS high school art students. The exhibit is installed at the Sid Cutter Pilot’s Pavillion. Free, Balloon Fiesta Museum, 4900 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, 350-5413, aps.edu/fine-arts. 2, Migrations Opening Reception, 69pm. Migrations contextualizes human migration so that it can be mourned, accepted, embraced and in some circumstances celebrated; runs through March 30. Free, Sanitary Tortilla Factory, 401 2nd SW, 228-3749, sanitarytortillafactory.org. 24, Water Flow Patio Opening, 10am6pm. Included with admission, free members and children under 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Fairs and Festivals 2, The Great River Music Festival featuring Sharon Shannon, 7-9pm. Sharon Shannon is Ireland’s top selling traditional music performer; opening will be ABQ’s JeeZ LaWeeX plus a fiddle contest and awards; proceeds go to Cuidando Los Niños; all ages. $25, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 2-4, 30th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, 4-8pm, Fri; 11am-7pm, Sat; 11am-6pm, Sun. Sample everything from blazing BBQ to superhot salsa to mild and savory marinades and rubs, even sweet heat desserts. $15/$5 ages 7-19/free ages 6 and under, Sandia Resort & Casino, 30 Rainbow NE, 7967500, fieryfoodsshow.com. 4, Corrales Winter Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 15, ¡Salud y Sabor! Greens and Sprouts/Verduras y Brotes, 5:307:30pm. An evening of food, art and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, health lifestyles and culture; most months free samples of local produce are available. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 17, National Quilting Day Quilt Show, 10am-2pm. Celebrate this day with a quilting exhibition. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark, 2501 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 17, NM Shamrock Fest, 11am. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy themed activities with live entertainment, dancing, circus performers, arts and crafts, face painting, rock wall, bike rodeo, bounce houses and vendors. The “All Fun, No Run, Zero K” (0.0 mi) race is accompanied by a 5k and 1k kids’ fun run; new this year: poetry readings and film screening/Q&A for Fanatic Heart and the Story So Far of Black 47. $10/$6 adv/free 12 and under

ABQ International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6028, cabq.gov. 17-18, Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, 10am-6pm. The nation's largest festival dedicated to chocolate, coffee and gourmet foods featuring chocolatiers, coffee roasters, candy makers, bakers, breweries, wineries and gourmet food companies. Live entertainment, baking contest, professional cooking demonstrations and a dedicated Kids Zone with free face painting and bouncers. $10/$3 ages 4-12/free under age 4, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 510-1312, ChocolateAndCoffeeFest.com. 18-24, Corrales Elementary School Book Fair, 9:30am. Support Corrales Elementary School as they host their annual book fair. Barnes and Noble, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, barnesandnobleinc.com. 31, Easter Egg Hunt, 10am, noon & 2pm. Hunt for eggs filled with tumbled stones, colorful beads, million-year-old fossils and minerals, face painting, meet the Easter Bunny; children are welcome to bring their own baskets. Tickets must be pre-purchased in-store or by phone (space is limited), $4/child (ages 12 and under; must have adult present), Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/egghunt.

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. Included w/admission/free members & under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drums, 6-9pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 10+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 715-4189, hdpd.org. Ongoing, Pipes and Drums After School Program, 4:30-5:30pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons for grades 6-8. Free, Band Room 104, Jefferson Middle School, 712 Girard NE, 7154189, 715-4189, hdpd.org. 3, Ukulele Practice - Get Together, 2:30-4pm. Bring a ukulele or check one out and join in a practice session; all ages. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. 4, Music in Corrales presents Harlem Quartet with Aldo LópezGavilán, 3pm. An energetic all-jazz concert experience showcases jazz standards and original compositions by López-Gavilán. $50/$22/$5 students, V. Sue Cleveland High School Concert Hall, 4800 Laban NE, Rio Rancho, musicincorrales.org. 9, Art and Music Concert, 7:30pm. Wayne Thelander conducts the ABQ Philharmonic Orchestra in works by SaintSaens, Grieg, Strauss, Mussorgsky and


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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Nelson. Student artwork is projected above the orchestra, as well as on display in the lobby; all ages. Free, donations appreciated, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, 433-7445, nmapo.org. 11, Art and Music Concert, 2pm. Wayne Thelander conducts the ABQ Philharmonic Orchestra in works by SaintSaens, Grieg, Strauss, Mussorgsky and Nelson. Student artwork is projected above the orchestra, as well as on display in the lobby; all ages. Free, donations appreciated, V. Sue Cleveland High School, 4800 Laban, Rio Rancho, 4337445, nmapo.org. 16, Irish Folk Guitar Performance, 4-5pm. Classical and traditional Irish folk guitar music of Kevin Caffrey, who represents Guitar NM, a non-profit organization that fosters the appreciation of classical guitar. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.com, guitarnewmexico.org. 20, AMP Concert, Kemi Projects, noon-1pm. Kemi Projects from Canada will share their unique contemporary dance/clown fusion style. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 8481376, abqlibrary.org. 20, Guitar NM Youth Orchestra, 6:307:30pm. Guitar NM encourages and fosters the study and appreciation of the classical guitar in ABQ. The orchestra ensemble is comprised of high school guitar players grades 9-12. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abqlibrary.org. 22, Engine, 12:30pm. This performance is part of the integrated series to bring musicians to perform for the artists with development disabilities at N4th. This musical and theatrical act weave Latin American rhythms, rich harmonies and rock dynamics; part of 2018 Revolutions International Theatre (and Music!) Festival; all ages, reservations required. Free, N4th Arts Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, ampconcerts.org.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Alamosa Library, All Day Drop-In Coloring Club (all ages), 2nd Tues, 10am-5pm; All Day Drop-In Craft (all ages, some small children may need assistance), 1st & 3rd Fris, 10am-5pm; Basics for Beginners, library card required, by appointment; Lego Club (ages 6+), 2nd Mons, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime (ages 0-5), Weds, 10am; Read to the Dogs (ages 6+), 3rd Tues, 3-4:30pm,; ages 6 and older. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Central & Unser Library, Crafty Club for Kids (ages 3-8), Mons, 10:30am; ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:30am; ECRR Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Wed, 10:30am; Lego Club (ages 6+), 4th Sat, 4pm; Monthly Children’s Program (ages 3-8), 3rd Mons, 4pm;; Monthly Movie, (ages 17+, ID required), 3rd Tue, 5:30pm; Monthly Tween and Teen Movie Showing (ages 9-18), 2nd Mons, 4pm; One on One Computer Help, Thus, 4-5pm; Sunday Movies (PG-13), Suns, 1:30pm. Free, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320,

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abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Cherry Hills Library, An Itch to Stitch (all ages), Tues, 10am-noon; Baby and Toddler Storytime, (ages 0-2), Weds & Thus, 11am; Chess Club, 1st Sats, 13pm; First Friday Book Group, 1st Fris, 10:30am-noon; Genealogy: One on One, Weds, two sessions, registration required; Gizmo Garage, dates and times on website; Kids STEAM Drop-In (ages 512), weekdays, 2-4pm; Let’s Lego (ages 612), 2nd Sun & 4th Wed, 3pm; Mystery Book Group, 1st Tue, 6-7:30pm; Preschool Art or Science (ages 3-5), dates and times on website (registration required, limit 15, children must be accompanied); Preschool Storytime, (ages 3-5), Weds & Thus, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 1st & 3rd Sat, 1-3pm; Spanish Literature Group, dates and times on website; Sunday SciFi Book Club, 3rd Sun, 2:30-4pm; Tablet Class: One on One, check website for details, registration required; Teen Role playing (ages 13-19), registration required, check site for dates and times. Free, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, East Mountain Library, East Mountain Book Club, last Thus, 5:456:45pm; Family Storytime, Weds, 1111:30am; Lego Club (age 4-12), 2nd Sats, 23pm; One-on-One Computer sessions, Thus, 11am-noon, by appointment; Oneon-One Device Training, Fris, noon-1pm; Read to the Dogs, Weds & 2nd Sat, 1-2pm; Yu-Gi-Oh! Club (tweens and teens), 3rd Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 2818508, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Erna Fergusson Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:15am; Lego Club (ages 5+), 3rd Sat, 2:30pm; Maker Mondays, 2nd Mons, 45pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), Thus, 10:15am; Nerdy Crafting for Teens and Tweens (ages 12+), 1st Fris, 4pm; One-onOne Computer Sessions, Tues, 1 & 2pm, call to sign up; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Free, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Esther Bone Library, Storytime, 10am, Thus; Jiggle & Jam, 10am, Fris & Sats; Free, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 8915012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Juan Tabo Library, Big Hands, Little Hands (ages 3-6), 1st Sats, 11am-noon, must be accompanied by an adult; Code Club (ages 12-17, 4th Thus, 45:30pm; Computer Classes, Thus, 1011:30am; Lego Club (ages 4+), 4th Sats, 1:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime, Tues, 11:15am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus & 3rd Sats, 11:15am; Reading Across America Book Club, 3rd Thus, 1:30pm; Role-Playing Games for Teens (ages 13-19), 2nd Weds, 3:30-5:30pm; Saturday Free Play, 2nd Sats, 11am; Zentangle Club (ages 16+), 2nd Fri, 1:30pm; Zoob Club (age 6+), 4th Weds, 3:30pm. Free, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Fris, 10:30am; Family Craft (ages 5+), 2nd Sats, 3pm; Knitting Club, Tues, 2-3:30pm; Lomas Tramway Book Group, 1st Weds, 23pm; Music by the Mountain, events vary, call for schedule; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Sats, 1-2:30pm & 3rd Weds,

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3:30pm. Free, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Los Griegos Library, ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-2), Weds, 11:1511:45am; Family Craft (all ages), 4th Wed, 4:15pm; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sat, 3-4pm; Lego Club, 3rd Thus, 4-5pm (DUPLOS provided for ages under 5); Los Griegos Book Discussion, 4th Fris, 3-4:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15-11:45am. Free, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Main Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Thus, 10:30am; Code Club, 1st Tues, 4-6pm; Family Movies, 1st and 3rd Sats, 11:30am; Genealogy Research Day (ages 15+), last Tues, 10:30am-3:30pm; Lego Club (ages 518), 3rd Weds, 3:30-5pm; Military Research Day (ages 15+), 1st Tues, 10:30am-2:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Mons, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 4th Sats, 11:30am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Walk-In Computer Help, Weds, 11am-noon & Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, North Valley Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-2 years), Tues, 11am; Craft Time, 3rd Weds, 4-5pm; Ereader & Computer Help, Thus, 11am & Sats, 10am (registration required); Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Thus, 3:30-5pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages up to 6), Weds, 11am; North Valley Book Club, one Fri per month noon-1pm, call for dates; Not Just Knitters, Thus, 2-3:30pm; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 3:15-4:30pm & Sats 3-4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 3rd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; Lego Club (ages 5+), 2nd & 4th Fris, 3-5pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), 2nd Sats, 2-4pm; San Pedro Playdate (ages 0-3); Free, 5600 Truman SE, 2562067, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Craft Time (all ages), once a month, call for details; Genealogy Research Assistance, by appointment; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Thus, 4-5pm, drop in; Lego Club (ages 5+), last Tue, 3:30-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, Thus, 4-5pm; Wii Saturdays (children, tweens and teens), Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Valley Library, Bilingual One-on-One Computer Skills, Thus, 11am-noon & 5-6pm, Sats, 10-11am; Bilingual Storytime, 2nd Weds, 1:30pm; Book Discussion Group, 3rd Sat, noon; Children’s Mystery Activity Time (ages 4+), 4th Fris, drop in any time 3-5pm; Family Craft, 3rd Weds, drop in any time, 3-5pm; Family Movie Night, 2nd Fri & Sat, 3pm; Gizmo Garage, 1st Sat, noon-1pm; Lego/DUPLO Club (ages 4-14), 1st & 3rd Fri, 3-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Free, 3904 Isleta NW, 8775170, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Special Collections Library, Gizmo Garage, by appointment only; Weekly Library Tour, Thus, noon. Free, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library, Fam-

ily Craft, 1st Wed, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime, Sats, 10:30am; Gizmo Garage (registration required), Suns, 3pm & Weds, 6pm or Thus, 10am; A Good Yarn (ages 12+), Fris, 2-3:30pm; Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Wed, 3:30-5pm; Pajama Storytime, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; Preschool Storytime, Tues & Thus, 10:30am; Taylor Ranch Book Group, 2nd Sat, 2-3:30pm; Young Adult Group Meeting (ages 13-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 8978816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Tony Hillerman Library, Craftastic Afternoon (ages 6-12), 1st Thus, 4pm; Hillerman Stitching Club (all ages and skill levels), Tues, 11am-1pm; Lego Adventures (all ages), 1st Sat, 2pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-5), Sats, 10:15am; Origami Adventures (ages 5+), 2nd Sat, 2pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus or Fris, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 4pm; Free, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org.

Open Houses Ongoing, North Valley Academy Tours, 9am, Fris by reservation. All PreK through 8th graders and families are invited to see what the school has to offer: small group, leveled instruction, art, music, PE, electives, health and wellness, inquiry, project-based learning and whole child focus; lottery applications available for 2018-2019 school year. Free, 7939 4th NW, 998-0501 x100, for reservations email acantanzaro@nvanm.org.

School Break Camps 8 & 9, 26-30 Liz Sanchez Stables School Break Camp. For ages 5-15. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810, lizsanchezstables.com. 26-30, ABQ Bio Park Spring Break Camp. Now accepting 2nd-6th grade; explore the world of the ABQ BioPark which features the Zoo, Tingley Beach, Botanic Garden and the Aquarium. Learn science through hands-on activities, games and art. 848-7180, abqbiopark.com. 26-30, Explora Spring Break Camp, 9am-4pm (single days). Engaging handson exploration of science, tech, engineering, art and math subjects keep imaginations active during the school break; grades Pre-K through teens. Call for fee and activity details. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 26-30, Spring Break Camp for Actors, 9am-3:30pm. Students explore play writing, theater design and character creation; ages 7-18; with performance on March 30. Before and after care and limited partial scholarships available. $250, The Growing Stage Theatre, 6909 SE, Suite G, 288-1205, thegrowingstage.com. 26-30, Spring Dance Camp Ages 6-14, Keshet Dance, 8:30am-4pm. This fastpaced camp keeps youth moving in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop and jazz; with an end-of-week performance for family and friends; all levels welcome. $250/week, $65/day; call or e-mail for discounts, Keshet Dance, 4121 Cutler NE,


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Keshet Arts, 224-9808, keshetarts.org, Ana@KeshetArts.org. 26-29, Spring Day Camp, Science is Everywhere, 9am-4pm. Students, ages 6-12, can experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions which include “Time Traveler,” “The Upside Down,” “The Last Straw,” “Science Starts” and “Bring on the Noise.” National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137 ext 103, nuclearmuseum.org.

Sports 31, Foam Glow, 6-10pm. A fun-filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of blacklights all over the course, music and dancing after the race. Open to all ages, shapes, sizes and speeds. $50, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, foamglow.com.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. Titles range from Humpback Whales 3D, Space Next 3D and Galapagos 3D; see website for schedule. $7/$6/$5/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Explora’s Experiment Bar, Mons-Sats, 10am-6pm; Suns, noon-6pm. Microscopes, pigments, chromatography, oh my! One never knows what will be encountered as activities change throughout the month. Included with admission, free for members, under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, Family Fun Day, Noon-5pm, Suns. Weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments will deepen discovery of the world; each week will have a craft that can be taken home. March’s theme is Where’s the Wildlife?: Identify and search for fuzzy animals, use a microscope to uncover a world. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 3140398, berco.gov. Ongoing, First Friday Fractals, 6 & 7pm, 1st Fris. 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. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Fractals Rock, 8 & 9 pm, 1st Fris. Zoom into the infinite world of fractals in this dramatic and beautiful live fractal show accompanied by original music in surround sound. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Hanami Tours, 10 & 11am, Weds. Customarily held in celebration of the birth of the Buddha, the Japanese flower festival Hana Matsuri marks the beginning of the flower blossom season

(Hanami). Discover the history and design of the Japanese Garden, enjoy the blossoms of the five varieties of flowering cherry trees. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Planetarium Shows, The Planetarium is a theater that blends art, science and fun; the 55-foot full dome theater features education and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$4/free under 3, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 9-11am, Mons. Explora opens an hour early for caregivers and toddlers 5 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Included with admission, free for members, under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 3, Grow Your Own Garden Seedlings, 10:30-11:30am. Learn how to germinate and grow seedlings at home for yard and garden. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 3, How Does Your Garden Grow: Inside the World of Seeds, 1-4:30pm. Delve into the world of seeds and discover the ins and outs of pollination, plant seed selection and seed saving and effective storage; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 3, Teen Tech Week Edition: 3D Printing and STEAM Open House, 12pm. Explore the wonders of 3D printing and other STEAM activities. An all ages drop-in program with no experience necessary. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 3-4, Science Girl Show, 1:30-2:15pm, Sat & Sun; 3:30-4:15pm, Sat. Join Science Girl in her adventures as she uses the power of science to stop Dr. Von Heister from devastating the planet Zonedar; all ages interactive show followed by a Q&A. Included with admission/free members and children under 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 3-31, March Madness Flower Show, 9am-4pm. Visit the Botanic Garden's Mediterranean Conservatory which will be blooming, regardless of the weather, with colorful Asiatic and Oriental lilies and white cyclamen. Included with admission, Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7112, cabq.gov. 4, Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk, 9-10:30am. The Middle Rio Grande river valley is nature's laboratory with a different lesson plan every season. This is a moderately strenuous guided hike along the banks of the Rio Grande; participants are encouraged to leave pets at home; call to sign up. Free, ABQ Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov. 7, LEAP Into Science Family Workshop: Can You Hear Me NOW?, 3-5pm. This workshop invites children and families to have fun listening to and exploring sound and vibration. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE,

764-1742, abclibrary.org. 10, Meet a Gila Monster, 1-3pm. Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on America's most legendary lizard. The presentation will include a live presentation of a Gila monster and a Mexican beaded lizard and will culminate in a feeding demo after the talk; call to sign up. Free, ABQ Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov/openspace. 10, TAAS Star Party, 6-9pm. The ABQ Astronomical Society (TAAS) and the Open Space Visitor Center will co-host this family-friendly annual event, which includes craft-making, an astronomy talk and night sky viewing with a variety of telescopes on the back patio; see website for full schedule. Free, ABQ Open Space Visitors Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov/openspace. 12, CoderDojo, 5:30-7:30pm. Join volunteer coding experts and try coding. Bring a laptop if you can, the library has limited supplies for in-library use; ages 7-17. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 12, ISASC: A Visit with Dr. Patrick Miller, 4-5pm. Miller is founder and director of the International Astronomical Search Collaboration, an educational outreach that provides high quality astronomical data to students, allowing them to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abqlibrary.org. 14, Pi Day Activities, 10am-6pm. Activities related to the number 3.14159. Included with admission/free for members and under age 1, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 15-17, Marine Mammals Celebration, 10am-2pm. Marine mammals all over the world need help; changing climate, polluted oceans and shrinking habitat have led many species to dire straits; but these extraordinary animals also inspire. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark, Zoo and Aquarium, 903 10th SW, 7682000. cabq.gov. 16-17, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; visit the touch pool, play a game, get crafty and watch a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 17, Birding & Breakfast, 7-10am. Join a group of bird watchers for breakfast and bird watching; all ages; RSVP to teresa_skiba@fws.gov. Free, binoculars and field guides provided, space is limited. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, 7851 2nd SW, 933-3230, fws.org. 21, Monthly Children’s Program: Leap Into Science: Young Inventors, 4-5pm. Stories of other young inventors combined with hands-on experience will inspire the children in this program to invent something fabulous; ages 6-9. Free, Central & Unser Library, 801 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 24, STEAMworks, 2-4pm. This program welcomes curiosity and creativity while tackling science, technology, engineer-

ing, art and math; grades K-6. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 31, Mobile MakerSpace: LEGO Technic Cars, 2-4pm. Build and race LEGO Technic vehicles; registration is required; ages 8+. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abqlibrary.org.

Stage 2-17, The Three Little Pigs Musical, 7pm, Fris; 11am & 2pm, Sats; 2pm Suns. Each one-hour performance is filled with audience participation; recommended for ages 3+, but is ok for the whole family. $16 ($1 of each ticket donated to UNM Children’s Hospital), The Growing Stage, 6909 Menaul NE, Suite G, 288-1205, thegrowingstage.com. 3, Gobsmacked!, 8pm. An inventive acappella show, Gobsmacked! features the reigning world champion beatboxer Ball-Zee, and an international cast of outstanding vocalists and weaves together street corner harmonies and complex rhythms. $20-$69, Popejoy Hall, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com. 3-4, Alice in Wonderland, 7pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. Ballet Repertory Theatre presents this ballet that takes the audience on a journey through the adventures of Alice based on episodes in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. $17-$30, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 888-1054, kimotickets.com, brtnm.com. 4, Celtic Nights, 3pm. The new show, Oceans of Hope, is an ode to the indestructible spirit of Irish immigrants. Performing everything from lively jigs to homesick lullabies, the show honors the spirit of those who forged new lives in America, Australia and Canada, despite financial hardship and discrimination. $20-$69, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com. 6, Teatr Figur Kraków, noon. This is a touring puppet and shadow theatre whose mission it is to find modernity in traditional puppet techniques; all ages. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, abqlibrary.org. 7, 9-11, 14, 16-18, Aida, 5pm, Weds; 7pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm Suns. Aida is a tragic love story set in Ancient Egypt. The high school musical is set to contemporary music, and includes themes of love, war and self-sacrifice; not recommended for ages 12 and under. $10/$7 students, West Mesa High School Performing Arts Center, 6701 Fortuna, NW, 831-6993. 8-25, The Call of The Wild, 8pm, Thus-Sats; 2pm, Suns. This physical and imaginative production will bring to life Jack London's classic tale; recommended for ages 10+. Opening gala March 8 after the performance. Every Friday performance, Howl at the Moon and wear your best flannel or favorite furry trapper hat to receive a door prize. Duke City Repertory Theatre, 2420 Midtown NE, Suite D, 797-7081, dukecityrep.com. 9-31, Sister Act, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. An aspiring singer in Philadelphia witnesses a crime and is placed in

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar hiding at a convent where she finds a bigger purpose in life with the choir. $25/$23/$20 students (13-University)/$15 ages 12 and under. ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW, 242-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 17-18, Ballet! Aladdin & the Magic Lamp, 6pm, Sat; 2pm, Sun. The NM Ballet Company returns with NMPhil for this fully staged tale. Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-9771, popejoypresents.com. 24-25, How Love Wins, the Miracle continues, 2pm. The Performers Ballet and Jazz Company present this sequel to the production of Christmas Joy and is expressed through dance. $30/$2 discount for students, seniors and groups, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th, 724-4771, nhccnmorg.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Bookworks Storytime, 10:30am, Thus. Theme changes every week and usually integrates a snack, craft or activity. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Bosque Storytime Hour, 10:30am, 1st Sats. Weather permitting, Dianne Rossbach will offer multi-cultural natural history stories and songs under the cottonwood in the main garden’s outdoor classroom. All ages welcome, especially ages 5-10 with an adult. Free, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm, 3rd Sats. Read to the dogs, children not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register upon arrival. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 8915012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm, 2nd Sats. Read to dogs, children not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register upon arrival. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Stories in the Sky, 9:3010:15am & 11-11:45am, Weds. Stories, music and movement. Free for children and accompanying adult, Balloon Fiesta Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 7686020, balloonmuseum.com. Ongoing, Storytime at the Garden, 10:30am, Fris. Relax in the Botanic Garden as volunteers read stories about plants and animals from around the world. Aimed at the youngest gardengoers, this includes tales and educational facts and activities. Each week features a different theme; tour Garden and see story themes come to life. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. Ongoing, Storytime, 10-10:30am, Thus. Join for stories, rhymes, activities featuring a new different theme each week; ages 3 must be accompanied by an adult, age 4-6 may attend alone. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Storytime with Miss Haven, 7pm, Fris. Stories, activities and snacks; new theme each week, all ages. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A

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Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. Ongoing, Wednesday Morning Storytime with Ms. Keara, 10:30am, Weds. Wake up to great stories and fun-filled crafts with Ms. Keara. Free, Barnes and Noble, Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul NE, 883-8200, barnesandnoble.com. 1, 6, 8, 20, 22, 27, Jiggle and Jam, 1:30-2:15pm. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence and enhance language ability; for ages up to five years with adult caregivers. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 1, 22, Little Bumlebees, 10:30am. Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, movement and free play; for ages up to two years. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 2, Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, 6:30pm. Storytime, games and activities in celebration of the author’s birthday. Free, Barnes and Noble, Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul NE, 883-8200 and West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, barnesandnoble.com. 3, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime, 11am. Storytime featuring this classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and changes into a beautiful butterfly; activities to follow. Free, Barnes and Noble, Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul NE, 8838200, and West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, barnesandnoble.com. 7, 21, Storytime, 10:30am. Themed stories, finger play, rhymes, songs and interactive activities while listening to longer stories; ages 3-6. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 10, The Magician’s Hat Storytime, 11am. An inspiring storytime about kids who reach down into a magician’s hat and discover something better than they could ever imagine: books that help them become whatever they want to be; activities to follow. Free, Barnes and Noble, Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul NE, 8838200, barnesandnoble.com.

Support Groups Ongoing, Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support NM, 1st Mons. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more (emotional and social peer support, no medical advice); monthly parent meetings and family activities. Call or check Facebook for location, 414-9377, nmfoodallergy@gmail.com, Facebook NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, Children’s Grief Center of NM. A safe place for families to share their experiences as they grieve. Call for info, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups. Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on

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when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Foster Parent Information Meeting. Find out what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child through foster and/or adoption. CYFD, 800-4322075, 452-6099. Ongoing, Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc. Meetings. Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 2936380 for details. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and info to breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations, 821-2511, lllnm.org. Ongoing, Mamas & Babies Group, Weds, 1-3pm. A fun way to meet other families with little ones; join Facebook group for updates and locations: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 123 Wellesley SE (and other locations like parks). Ongoing, MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Christian group for moms w/kids newborn-5 years. Support, fellowship, learning & sharing with guest speakers, crafts/activities & discussions. Groups throughout ABQ, MOPS.org. Ongoing, NM Breastfeeding Task Force, Greater ABQ Area Chapter, 11am-noon, 4th Tues, followed by Free Breastfeeding Support, noon-1pm. Los Griegos Comm Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 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 with OCD and related disorders. Free, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 350-1849, check Facebook. 24, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group Potluck, noon-2pm, 4th Sats. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Cafe Scientifique for Teens, 6-7:30pm. A program provided by teens for teens. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org, cafenm.org. Ongoing, Code Club, 4-5:30pm. Learn how to program computers; ages 12-17. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Role-playing Games for Teens, 2nd Weds, 3:30-5:30pm. Teens get started with the world of role-playing games, test luck and strategic skills while creating characters and working through imagined worlds. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Teen Advisory Group, 56pm, 4th Weds. This is a chance for teens to recommend books, magazines, audio books, DVDs and other material; ages 13+. Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Col-

orado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Teen Roleplaying. Get started with the world of role-playing games; test your luck and strategic skills by creating characters while working your way through imagined worlds; ages 13-19. Check website for info, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Young Adult Group Meeting, 3rd Weds, 3:30-5pm. Book inspired discussion, snacks and craft; ages 13-18. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. Ongoing, Zentangle Club, 2nd Fris, 1:30pm. Recenter, calm down and work on Zentangle Projects; ages 16+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. 2, Teen Science Café, 5-7pm. Teens meet other teens, have a snack and connect with a local scientist through activities about his or her work. Free admission and snacks, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 6, 13, 20, 27, ¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class, 6-8pm. Beginning and Intermediate class for teens and adults, no experience necessary, 6-7pm. Intermediate and Advanced, 7-8pm. $5-$10 per class (pay what you can), Salón Ortega, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 10, South Valley Youth Summer Job Fair, 2-4pm. Free, Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity SE, 3140297, bernco.gov. 14, Fandemonium for Teens, 5:306:30pm. Join other teens and explore new worlds, each month is a different fandom. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Teen Art: Yarn Sculptures, 3:305:30pm. Make simple, yet colorful and creative sculptures out of yarn and cardboard; supplies limited, for 10 participants, call or stop by; ages 12-18. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abqlibrary.org. 21, Origami for Teens, 2:30-3:30pm. Learn to fold origami; for grades 7-12, Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 23, Roust The House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano, singer songwriters, hip hoppers and spoken word artists. Interested bands and performers should contact Outpost. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale NE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org.

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 16, Adult Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Live music, exhibit exploration and activities around the theme “Feeling Lucky.” Details on website; ages 18+. $8/$5/free explora members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 17, 18, Mommy’s Market Eastside Spring Event, 9am-4pm, Sat; 2-5pm, Sun. More than 220 local families sell their gently used maternity, baby and kids items organized by size and gender; presale passes available for March 16. $1 Sat/free Sun with many items 50% off, 3800 Eubank NE, 550-3422, MommysMarkets.com. 20, Beer for a Better Burque, 6-8pm. Tractor Brewing hosts Coin Night at its three ABQ taprooms in support of four local non-profits, choose one for a $1 donation from Tractor with each beer purchase that night. Tractor Brewing, getplowed.com/beer-better-burque. 21, Spring Into Science with Explora at Tractor Brewing, 6-7pm & 7:458:45pm. Visit Tractor’s Wells Park Brewery for an event about energy; largescale demonstrations, hands-on experiments and a brewery tour. $10 minimum donation, Tractor Brewing, 1800 4th NW, 224-8341, explora.us.

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For Teachers 22, Inspiring Incredible Discoveries in Little Learners, 6:30-7:30pm. From creating sensory books to playing peekaboo, these developmentally appropriate activities help little ones learn about the world; receive a certificate of attendance; please RSVP. Free, The Shops at Park Square, 6646 Indian School NE, 8844866, lakeshorelearning.com.

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4, The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG), 1:30-3:30pm. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. 9, 10, Banff Mountain Film Festival, 7pm. A benefit for the Access Fund, The NM Wilderness Alliance and the Mtn Fund; all ages. $28, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, KiMoTickets.com. 10, Family Movie: Moana (PG), 3-5pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 11 & 18, Sunday Movie, Back to the Future (PG), 1:30-3:30pm. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 7684320, abclibrary.org. 12, Monthly Teen and Tween Movie Showing, 4-6pm. This month’s movie: Twilight, a modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a vampire (PG-13), Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 20, Movie Showing: Annabelle Creation (R), 5:30-7:30pm. A group of orphans are terrorized by a haunted doll after they are taken in by a grieving couple. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 24, Anniversary Celebration, Special Collections Library, 1-5pm. Presentations, a printing press demonstration, a scavenger hunt for all ages, and a behind-the-scenes tour. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 8481376, abqlibrary.org. 24, Show Up & Show Out 2018, 710pm. A celebration of God’s glorious music - from Gospel to Jazz: singing and dancing. $25/$20/$20 ages 12 and under, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 25, Sunday Movie: Back to the

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Future Part III (PG), 1:30-3:30pm. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8801 Central NW, 768-4320, abqlibrary.org. 30, Passover First Night Seder, 68pm. Included: a multi-course catered meal and a concise, meaningful Passover service; all ages. $30/$15 ages 3-11, JCC of Greater ABQ, 5520 Wyoming NE, 348-4518, jccabq.org.

Ongoing, Wacky Wednesday, 2:304pm. Different adventure each week: crafts, hands-on science, maker activities, shows, games or other activities for children in grades K-6; families welcome. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 4, Paper Pinwheel Kids Craft, 3-5pm. All materials are provided, ideal for ages 7 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult and younger children will need assistance handling sharp objects. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abqlibrary.org. 7, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am-noon, 1st Sats. Families (limited to 25 participants ) take a 30-minute museum tour; then create artwork; all ages. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 25, Gamer Stars Kids Craft, 3-5pm. Make paper super starts and string them together to make a necklace, decorations or gifts; materials provided, children must be accompanied; ideal for ages 7+. Free, South Broadway Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. 28, Steampunk Mother’s Day Card Workshop, 11am-1pm. All materials provided to create unique Mother’s Day (or any subject) cards using a variety of materials in a steampunk style; all ages but under age 8 will need a parent present. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org.

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measure objects using a variety of tools, including "inchworms" as well as standardized tools like rulers and measuring tape. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abqlibrary.org. 21, LEAP Into Science: Feel the Breeze, 2-3pm. A workshop for preschoolers to explore air in its most tangible form - wind - by feeling it, making it and seeing its effects on other objects. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 2916264, abqlibrary.org.

Dance Ongoing, Traditional Indian Dances, 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 4, Hip-Hop with Keshet Dance, 10:1511am. Join for an intro to hip-hop and feel the groove with rhythmic steps; ages 4-5. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org. 7, Creative Movement with Keshet Dance, 10:15-10:45am. Join for an introduction to movement and music through a variety of activities. Children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination; ages 2-3, parent participation required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 2916264, abclibrary.org. 9, Creative Movement with Keshet Dance, 10:15-10:45am. Join for an introduction to movement and music through a variety of activities. Children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination; ages 2-3, parent participation required. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org. 11, Creative Movement with Keshet Dance, 10:15-10:45am. Join for an introduction to movement and music through a variety of activities. Children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination; ages 2-3, parent participation required. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. 25, Hip-Hop with Keshet Dance, 22:45pm. Join for an intro to hip-hop and feel the groove with rhythmic steps; ages 4-5, Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. 29, City of ABQ: Flamenco Day at the KiMo, 1-4pm. The City of ABQ in partnership with the National Institute of Flamenco presents an interactive flamenco event for ages 6+. Join for a day of flamenco demonstrations, workshops and performances; children can learn about flamenco dance, cajón and singing in a safe environment and be exposed to live flamenco performance. Free, rsvp: nationalinstituteofflamenco.org/ National_Institute_of_Flamenco/ Welcome.html, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, KiMoTickets.com.

Exhibits 15, Sensory-Free Hours at Explora, 10am-noon. In partnership with NM Autism Society, Explora offers sensory-

friendly hours for visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit. Included with admission,/free for children under one year and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.

Fairs & Festivals 1, Corrales Winter Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 7, 5th Annual Car & Craft Show, 9am-3pm. Cool and classic cars outside, arts and crafts vendors inside; food truck, voting and prizes; proceeds benefit Hope’s Annual Fund. Free, Hope Christian School, Palomas and Louisiana NE, 822-5419, HCSNM.org. 7, Fiestas de Albuquerque, noon-5pm. Celebrate ABQ’s birthday and enjoy history and traditions with live entertainment, children's activities, live artist demonstrations, food and shopping. The Founders' ceremony & procession will be 3pm with descendants from ABQ’s founding families. See website for Gazebo Entertainment schedule. Free, Old Town, N Plaza NW, 768-3452, cabq.gov. 14, Family Day at Civic Plaza, 10am4pm. Adults and children can participate in a variety of activities including moon bounces, face painting, yoga, live music/entertainment, arts and crafts, a community art project, guest speakers and food trucks; all ages. Free, ABQ Civic Plaza, 266-7712, rapecrisiscnm.org. 14-15, ABQ Recycled Faire: An Art Fair with a Purpose, 10am-4pm. Festival includes art vendors, live music, food trucks, youth market and contests; all ages. Free, City of ABQ Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 463-7392, abqrecycledartfair. 19, ¡Salud y Sabor! Nopales and Blue Corn/Nopales y Maiz Azul, 5:307:30pm. An evening of food, art and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, health lifestyles and culture; most months free samples of local produce are available. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 24, Fine Arts Show & Drama Performances, 6pm. The arts play an important role in the curriculum of Hope Christian School, and each Spring they are celebrated in a week-long Festival of the Arts. The Art Show opens to the public at 6pm displaying the painting, drawing, photography and pottery of artists from the middle and high school; student art available for purchase. Drama classes will perform this same evening. Free, Hope Christian High School, Palomas and Louisiana, 822-8868, HCSNM.org. 28, ABQ Renaissance Faire, 10am5pm. This festival includes The Tilted Tankard Tavern, live battles, Children's Realm, village shopping, food, music, demonstrations, arts and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages. $10/$5 ages 4-12/free ages 3 and under, Balloon Fiesta Park, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-3556, cabq.gov.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Music 12, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, noon. The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” and “one of the UK’s most influential guitarists.” Free, East Mountain Library, 1 Old Tijeras, 281-8508, ampconcerts.org. 13, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, noon. The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” and “one of the UK’s most influential guitarists.” Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, ampconcerts.org. 19, Ukulele Celebration, 5-6:30pm. Come to the new ukulele collection launch party and check out a ukulele to take home or bring your own. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abqlibrary.org. 20, Vieux Farka Touré, 7:30pm. Vieux's live performances are highly energized and he is known for dazzling crowds with his speed and dexterity on the guitar, as well as his palpable charisma which captivates all audiences in spite of any language barriers (though Vieux does speak 8 languages). $25/$20/$5 ages 5 and under, ABQ Museum Ventana Salon, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, ampconcerts.org.

Open Houses 8, Kindergarten Open House, Sunset Mesa School, 1:15pm registration, 1:30pm information session. Accepting applications for 2018-2019; children’s activities provided. Free, Sunset Mesa School, K-5 Campus, 3020 Morris NE, 2987626, sunset-mesa.com. 19, Admissions Open House, Hope Christian School, 8:30-10am. Rated a top private K-12 school and top private high school in NM, prospective students and families learn about Hope Christian School’s advanced curricula, athletics, art and spiritual emphasis while meeting teachers and future classmates. Customized tours will be provided after a brief opening reception; RSVP required via website. Free, Hope Christian School, 8005 Louisiana NE, 821-3599, HCSNM.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Family Fun Day, Noon-5pm, Suns. Weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments will deepen discovery of the world; each week will have a craft that can be taken home. April’s theme is What’s Up, Wind and Weather?; keep an eye to the sky and your back to the wind as you measure the Rio Grande’s weather patterns. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0398, berco.gov. 1, Spring Fling Enrichment at the Zoo, 9:30-11:30am. Includes springthemed environmental enrichment that will elicit natural behaviors for zoo animals. This has a foundation of providing choice, change and complexity for the zoo’s animals and allows zookeepers to create an interesting and energetic envi-

ronment for them; may include papier mache chicks and bunnies, tissue paper flowers and other spring-themed items. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 1-30, Math Month Activity at Explora. Help create a giant Sierpinski Triangle on the wall during April. Included with admission/free under age 1 and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 7, Annual Fishing Derby, 6:30am-4pm. The Central Pond will be stocked with over 5,000 rainbow trout, including 200 tagged fish; Catch one of the tagged trout to win a prize. Fishing licenses are required for 12 and older, derby begins at 6:45am. Free, Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 8, Meet a Scientist, at Explora, 14pm. Drop in and meet one or more local scientists as they share their current work with visitors of all ages through activities and conversation. Included with admission/free under 1 year old and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 14-15, Half-Priced Weekend at the Zoo, or Aquarium and Botanic Garden, 9am-4:30pm. All single admission tickets will be half off. Activities include seal and hippo feedings and aquarium divers feeding animals in the Coral Reef Tank. $7.25/$3.75/$3 ages 3-12; out of state residents/$5/$2.75/$2.50 ages 3-12 NM residents/free under 3/combo tickets also available at regular price, ABQ BioPark, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 15, Sensory-Friendly Hours at Explora, 10am-noon. In partnership with NM Autism Society, sensory-friendly hours are for visitors who prefer a less sensory-stimulating visit and may use sensory-friendly tools. Attendance is limited to 150 people and visitors are welcome to stay beyond noon, Included with admission/free under 1 and members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 18-21, Earth Day Celebration, 10am2pm. Visit the BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden to learn more about the planet and what can be done to protect the animals and plants that inhabit the Earth. Discovery stations and handson activities at each facility will introduce wonders of nature. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark various locations, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 20-21, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; visit the touch pool, play a game, get crafty and watch a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ BioPark, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 21, Fee Free Admission to all national parks on the first day of National Park Week. nps.gov.

Stage 10-13, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. School Group Performances, 10am, all days, plus 12:30pm; Fri. Aladdin, “street rat” of

Agrabah, needs to figure out how to win the hand of Princess Jasmine. With the help of a special Genie and a magic carpet ride, he might succeed. $6, Kimo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 821-8055, school reservations 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org. 11, Outpost Youth Jazz Class Recital, 6pm. Students from Outpost’s Jazz Improvisation classes share what they’ve learned in their 10-week session. Free, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpost.org. 14, 15, Disney’s Aladdin Jr., 2pm. Aladdin, “street rat” of Agrabah, needs to figure out how to win the hand of Princess Jasmine. With the help of a special Genie and a magic carpet ride, he might succeed. $12/$10 ages 12 and under, Kimo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org, kimotickets.com. 20, TAO: Drum Heart, 8pm. Twentyseven TAO drummers take the stage in this spectacular tour de force. After years of strenuous training in both traditional Japanese drumming and martial arts, TAO drummers meld fighting precision with fiery rhythm. $20-$69, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing Jiggle & Jam, 10am, Fris & Sats. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in children. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Jiggle and Jam, 10:30am. Tues. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence and enhance language ability; for ages up to five years with adult caregivers. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 14, Karin Stangl presents The Workplace Zoo, 1-2pm. Celebrate National Poetry Month with a visit to the library, to explore the work of a local writer. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. 25, Dia de los Niños, multiple times. ABQ area libraries celebrate Dia de los Niños, a celebration of children, families and reading that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds. Multiple libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org.

Support Groups 28, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group Potluck, noon-2pm, 4th Sats. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com.

Just for Teens 6, Teen Science Café, 5-7pm. Teens, meet other teens, have a snack, and connect with a local scientist through activities about his or her work. Free (includes snack), Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. 11, Fandemonium for Teens, 5:306:30pm. Join other teams to explore new worlds; ages 13-19. Free, Loma Colorado Library,755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 19, Roust The House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Featuring local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano, singer songwriters, hip hoppers and spoken word artists. Interested bands and performers should contact Outpost. $3, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale NE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org. 28, Summer Teen Volunteer Orientation, 2-4pm. Open to anyone at least 14 years old who would like to be a summer volunteer at the BioPark; for teens only (adults wishing to become a volunteer can attend the Adult New Volunteer Orientation). Learn about the positions available and the benefits of being a volunteer. Free, Zoo Colores Education Building, 903 10th SW, 848-7172, cabq.gov.

Especially for Parents 5, Science on Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. A science talk sponsored by UNM, Explora and the National Museum of Nuclear History & Science. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782, scienceontapnm.blogspot.com. 9-21, 2018 CAPE-NM Homeschool Convention. Informative keynote sessions and workshops, exhibit hall with many curriculum options, used curriculum sale. Free Getting Started Workshop, 1-4pm, Thu. Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW, cape-nm.org. 1o, Beer for a Better Burque, 6-8pm. Tractor Brewing hosts Coin Night at their three ABQ taprooms in support of four local non-profits. Choose a non-profit to get $1 from Tractor each time you buy a beer that night! getplowed.com/beer-better-burque/.

Also of Interest 1, Corrales Winter Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales, 898-7927, corralesgrowersmarket.com. 21, Jr. League Truck-A-Palooza, 9am2pm. Touch a truck event. Balloon Fiesta, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, cabqbfp@gmail.com. 23, 11th Annual Hope Classic - Charity Golf Tournament, 8am. This is one of Hope Christian School’s biggest fundraisers of the year, with proceeds benefiting the school’s annual fund; breakfast, lunch and prizes included. $150 per player/$600 per team, UNM Championship Course, 822-5419, HCSNM.org, kswaim@hcsnm.org.

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March Arts & Crafts Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm, 1st Fris. Create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission/ free to NM residents with ID and under 18 years, Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. Ongoing, Open Art Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. Themed, hands-on arts activities; Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359 ext 115, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Shidoni Bronze Pour and Self-Guided Tour, noon, Sats. Eight acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry; watch molten bronze being

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Classes & Workshops Ongoing, Jewish Kids Club, 3:30-5pm, Weds. Give your child a fun and exciting Jewish experience; give them a chance to learn Hebrew - conversational and reading - Jewish songs, art, cooking and Krav Maga; bring Jewish heritage alive with fun activities. Santa Fe Jewish Center Chabad, 230 W Manhattan, 983-2000, santafejcc.com.

Dance Ongoing, Contra Dances, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sats. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band and dancing. $8 members/$9 non-members/½ off for students w/ID. Locations vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Free Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach Flamenco Class, 4:30-5:30pm, MonsThus. A flamenco dance class and percussion class for ages 6-12. Free, El Flamenco de Santa Fe, 135 W Palace Ave, 209-1302, entreflamenco.com. 17, Belisama Irish Dance, Rhythm of Fire 2018, 5pm. A fun, energetic show performed by dancers of all ages. Featuring new choreography and a few old

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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 Rancho de las Golondrinas: A living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200-acre ranch. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the SW and hands-on demos make this a perfect spot for kids. Guided tours by reservation starting April. $6/$4/free 12 & under, 334 Los Pinos Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe Museum: A series of galleries organized by theme to offer a deeper understanding of Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s art, life and times. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Mexico is an exhibit showing that Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ultimate inspiration came from the land and sky around her. $13/$11/ free under 18, for members and on the 1st Fri of the month for NM residents with ID, Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe Museum, 946-1000, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org. Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum features Oliver Greerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crawlywood Collection, an assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from around the world. There are also 150 live animals including insects, spiders, reptiles and fish. Check the website for a schedule of daily animal feedings. $6-$3/free ages 2 & under, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, 556 N. Guadalupe, Ste C, 695-8569, harrellhouse.com. Meow Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House of Eternal Return: An interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Visitors choose their own path: walking, climbing and crawling through a multiverse of more than 70 rooms created by 500 artists. $12-$20, 1352 Rufina Circle, 7804458, meowwolf.com. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated solely to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of contemporary Native arts. Visit Without Boundaries: Visual Conversations, which is an exhibit that features Indigenous leaders in the arts and the work of contemporary artists whose work encourages social action. 108 Cathedral Place, 983-1777, iaia.edu/iaia-museum-ofcontemporary-native-arts/. 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 Lifeways of Southern Athabaskans, an exhibit of more than 100 objects dating from the late 1880s to the present. Cultural objects will represent the lifeways of the different Apachean groups in NM and Arizona. These include basketry, beaded

clothing, hunting and horse gear. These groups are: Jicarilla Apache, Mescalero Apache, Fort Sill Apache (Chiricahua), San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache. $6-$12/free 1st Suns NM residents & Weds NM seniors, under 16 or foundation members, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 4761269, indianartsandculture.org. Museum of International Folk Art: The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest museum of international folk art with public programs including art making for ages 3+, performances, demonstrations and lectures that are included with admission. Visit Crafting Memory: The Art of Community in Peru, this exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. $6-$12/free 16 & under and foundation members, Free 1st Suns for NM residents & Weds for NM residents 60+ with ID. 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts: With 3,000 objects, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind - dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium, it is the only museum in the country dedicated to exhibiting and interpreting the art of the Spanish colonial period including Hispanic New Mexico. Visit the Youth Gallery to see works by youths mentored by adult artists or Time Travelers: and the Saints Go Marching on exploring the enduring imagery of Christian Saints as subject matter for NM 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 Treasures of Devotion/Tesoros de DevocĂ­on, an exhibit that contains bultos, retablos and crucifijos dating from the 1700s to 1900 which illustrates the distinctive tradition of santo making in NM introduced by settlers from Mexico. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 1st Sun for NM residents, Weds to NM seniors over 60, Museum Members and children 16 and under, Fri evenings for NM residents 5-7pm, 113 Lincoln, 4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. NM Museum of Art displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe. Activities include art walking tours, 10am, Mons and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drop In and Draw,â&#x20AC;? 10am, daily. $12/$7/free 16 & under and 1st Fri, 5-7pm, 107 West Palace, 476-5041, nmartmuseum.org. NM National Guard Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 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. $7-$12/free for school groups, 1st Suns for NM residents, seniors Weds, foundation members, 105 W. Palace, 4765094, palaceofthegovernors.org. Santa Fe Children’s Museum specializes in hands-on interactive exhibits that promote play and imagination including a portable planetarium, giant bubbles, animals and magnetic building tables. The museum also offers a diverse range of weekly programs, special events and a 1.5 acre outdoor garden. $7.50/$5/free under 1 year (military and EBT discounts available), 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. $10/$5/free for members, on Fris and Sats from 10am-noon, 17 and under, 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American Art and is known for a focus on little-known genres and solo shows by living Native American artists. Through April 15, visit Eye Candy: Visual Treats, which celebrates Native American jewelry, lapidary and silversmithing, $8/free for members, Native Americans, under 12, students with ID, active military and 1st Suns, 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Last Friday Art Walk, 57pm. Visit multiple galleries plus SITE Santa Fe in the Railyards Arts District. Free, 544 S Guadalupe, santaferailyardartsdistrict.com. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yours, 4:006:30pm, Thus. The museum thanks Santa Fe and NM with free admission for children under the age of 16 from 4-6:30pm. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. The Santa Fe Children’s Museum opens an hour early with a special exploration, activities and storytime. Included with admission, $7.50/$5 child/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 10-31, Spring Break Special Hours. Along with regular business hours, the museum will also be open Mons and Tues from 10am-5pm. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals Ongoing, El Museo Winter Market, 8am-3pm, Sats; 9am-4pm, Suns. See art, antiques, jewelry, books, textiles and furniture. El Museo Cultural Museum, 250-

8929, 555 Camino de la Familia, elmuseocultural.org. Ongoing, Saturday Farmers’ Market, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard with veggies, meats, crafts and bodycare products among many others. Free, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 12-13, Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour, 7pm. An international film competition of award-winning, thought provoking and often humorous films with matter ranging from remote landscapes and cultures to adrenalinepacked action sports and documentaries about mountain culture, sports and environment. $18 one day/$32 both, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 988-7050, lensic.org, ticketssantafe.org, SFCT.org.

Music 2, Maria Schneider Orchestra, 7:30pm. Performance Santa Fe will sponsor a special masterclass with composer, band leader and music industry activist, Maria Schneider and her 18-member collective for students of the NM School for the Arts Jazz Ensemble. $29-$100/50% discount for students and teachers, Lensic Performing Center, 211 W. San Francisco St, 984-8759, Performance SantaFe.org, TicketsSantaFe.org. 2, Music at the Museum, 5-7pm. Dos Gatos perform Blues for First Friday Music when the museum is open. Included with admission, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 3, Opera Makes Sense, 10:30am-noon. Free admission from 10am-noon, experience opera through the senses; in partnership with SF Opera and SF Southside Public Library. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, Santa Fe Symphony String Quartet, 2-3pm. All ages can learn about the string instruments and hear the Quartet. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 9552828, santafelibrary.org.

Open Houses 10, Little Earth School, 10am tour. Visit classrooms and meet teachers. For 40 years Little Earth School has provided a successful program of academic excellence for children preschool through 6th grade. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum which includes art, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural studies and emphasizing respect for self and others. 321 W. Zia Road, RSVP 988-1968, LittleEarthSchool.org. 13, Parent Visitor Mornings, all grades, Santa Fe Waldorf School, 8:30-10:30am. This is an opportunity to learn about the developmental curriculum which spans preschool through 12th grade; tour the 13-acre campus and observe classrooms. Free, Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta Del Sol, 983-9727, santafewaldorf.org.

School Break Camps 19-23, Genoveva Chavez Community Center Spring Break Camp. Full-day camp, 7:30am-5:30pm; half-day Basketball Camp, 8:30am-noon. Parents must provide lunch and a snack, labeled backpack, swim suit, towel, coat and socks for ice skating; for children 6-12. $145 full day/$65 half-day basketball camp/$175 combo camp includes both, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 W Rodeo Rd, 955-4000, chavezcenter.com. 19-23, Wise Fool Spring Break Circus Camp. Children learn stilt walking, unicycling, aerial fabric, trapeze, juggling, puppet making and clowning in a safe, non-competitive environment; for grades 2-7, no experience necessary. Before and afterschool options, tuition assistance and payment plans available. $275 with $25 discount for second child, 1131 B Siler Rd, 992-2588, wisefoolnewmexico.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Seeds and Sprouts, 4:305:30pm, Thus. Join in for hands-on gardening and nature crafts projects in the Earthworks Garden (weather permitting). Included with admission/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Snake Sunday, 3-3:30pm, Suns. Say “Hi” to the museum’s corn snake, Cornelius. Watch him eat his weekly dinner; please be aware that Cornelius will not be able to come out when he is shedding or not feeling well. Included with admission, $7/$5 child/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 10am, Fris. A hands-on program for 3-5 year olds and their caregiver. Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo. 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 8, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

11, Stargazer Launch. In celebration of International Planetarium Day, the Stargazer Mobile Planetarium will be launched. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.. 13, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr, 9552828, santafelibrary.org. 14, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org.

Sports Ongoing, Family Climb, 10am-2pm, Suns. Meet other families, climb the walls, enjoy the colored routes and special games. 20 percent off drop-ins, free under 2; free rentals. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com. Ongoing, Hiking, Biking, Birdwatching, SF area, weekends, all levels. Sierra Club, riogrande.sierraclub.org. Ongoing, Locals Climb, noon-3pm, 1st Sats. 20 percent off drop-ins plus free rentals with NM ID. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early St, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com.

Stage 31, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: An Evening with Joyce Yang, 7:30pm. An evening performed to live piano brought to life by the world-renowned Joyce Yang, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. $36-$94, Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco, 988-1234, AspenSantaFeBallet.com.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, After School Reading Club, 3-4:30pm, Weds except March 21. Stories, games, crafts and activities to encourage reading and using the library; grades K-4; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, La Farge Branch Library, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Weds; Pre-

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar school Story Time, 10:30-11:15am, Tues. Free, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Main Library, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Tues; Preschool Storytime, 11-11:45am. Free, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Southside Branch Library, Books & Babies, 10:45-11:15am, Thus; Preschool Storytime, 10:45-11:30am, Weds. Free, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Storytime, 11am. For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers; books and activities. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe, 1st Weds, 6pm. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Call for details. Free, 1600 Lena Street, Building C, 466-3839, asgsf.org. Ongoing, Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for

those who want to learn more (emotional and social peer support, no medical advice); monthly parent meetings and family activities in ABQ with occasional meetings in Santa Fe. Call for more information, 414-9377, or on Facebook at NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held, epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 2nd Thus, 4:30-6:30pm. The first hour is social time which includes, dinner; the 2nd hour child care, adults group discussion, speakers, discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. 1911 5th, suite 100, RSVP and check for updates by calling 703-8645789, lascumbres-NM.org. Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting, 2nd Thus, 1pm. 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.

Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group, 2nd Mons, noon; 4th Mons, 6pm. Meetings for families, friends and caregivers. Always open to new members. Dragonstone Building, 313 Camino Alire, room 307, 395-6204, namisantafe.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Chapter of the NM Autism Society, 6:30-8pm, 3rd Fris. Holy Family Episcopal Church, OA Bisbee Court, 424-0095, holyfamilysantafe.org.

Just For Teens 25, Young Adult Bookclub, 4-5:30pm, last Suns. Ages 14-18 meet to discuss the monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book; participants receive a 15% discount if the book is purchased from Collected Works. March Book: Winger by Andrew Smith. Free, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo, 988-4226, cwbookstore.com.

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.

Especially for Parents 1, Safeguard Your Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iPad, 67pm. Block inappropriate content, protect personal information and help kids ages 2-12 use devices safely; guest speaker is Marc Mintz, author of Practical Paranoia and an Apple Certified Support Professional; childcare provided, RSVP to awise@desertmontessori.com. Free, Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com.

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Ongoing, All Ages Chess, 3-5pm, Fris. Under 12 must have parents come in to sign up. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Farmers Market in the Railyard, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Ghostwalker, 5:30pm, Tues, Fris & Sats, from Hilton Santa Fe; 5:45pm from Eldorado Hotel. Something rustles in the bushes... what's behind that tree? Find out on a fascinating journey back in time where you'll hear the legendary folk tales of the Pueblos, Spanish and Wild West; bring a camera as "ghostly" sightings have been reported. $15, 9868388, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Kid-Friendly Canyon Road Tour, Thus-Sats by Request. Perfect for local and visiting families who are interested in learning more about art in Santa Fe; for families with children ages 5-9 (older children would enjoy the standard Canyon Road Tour and those with younger children can request a special tour). Visit three Canyon Road Galleries and take part in close-looking activities,

meet an artist and explore materials. $25+tax/$15+tax children, $75 minimum. Art House, 231 Delgado, 985-5298, santafearttours.com. Ongoing, Railyard Artisan Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. Pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handmade herbal body products. Free, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 9, Family Movie Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 10, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. Family-oriented movies for all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828. santafelibrary.org. 11, Poetry Out Loud, 1-3pm. For the past several years, more than 6,000 NM high school students have participated in this program. State champions are sponsored to travel to Washington, DC to compete for National Champion and students and schools receive support to buy poetry books for their libraries and more. Free, St. Francis Auditorium, NM Museum of Art, 107 W Palace Ave, 476-5072, nmartmuseum.org. 12, Terry Tempest Williams Talk, 7:30pm. Williams has been called "a citizen writer," a writer who speaks and speaks out on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. Inspired works of art by Santa Fe Waldorf School students will be on display for sale. $75/$25/$15, James A. Little Theatre, 26 Puesta del Sol, 467-6431, santafewaldorf.org. 16, Diane the Magicienne, 3:30-4:30pm. A magic show for all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 18, Diane the Magicienne, 1:30-2:30pm. A magic show for all ages. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 23, Pysanky, 2:30-4:30pm. A family program; all adults must be accompanied by a child; registration required. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 9552828. santafelibrary.org. 24, Diane the Magicienne, 1:30-2:30pm. A magic show for all ages. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 24, TOYOPOLIS, 11am-3pm. Try out a game or building demo including PlusPlus from Denmark; free giveaways while supplies last. Free, TOYOPOLIS, 150 Washington, 988-5422, toy0polissantafe.com.

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Arts & Crafts 6, 27, Friday Afternoon Art, 2:304:30pm. Family program, all adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 17 , School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun creating. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 18, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun creating. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibary.org. 19, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun creating. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.

Exhibits 6, StudentNITE, 5-7pm. This is the fourth annual StudentNITE with free food, music, activities and art. Free admission for all high school and college students, Site Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantefe.org.

Fairs & Festivals 7, Summer Camp Fair, 2-4pm. Discover more than 15 local camps and summer activities for ages 2-12. Meet camp directors while kids enjoy kid-friendly games and activities; sign ups will be offered. Free, Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com.

Music 6, Music at the Museum, 5-7pm. Rio Bossa Nova perform jazz for First Friday Music while the museum is open. Included with admission, NM Museum of Art, 107 West Palace, 476-5041, nmartmuseum.org.

Science & Nature 8, Doktor Kaboom! It’s Just Rocket Science, 3pm. This hilarious, educational and highly interactive look at the science behind space travel — featuring supercharged (and super safe) on-stage experiments. Come early (2pm) for an hour of free crafts, games and activities. $15/$12 ages 12 and under, Lensic Performing Space, 211 W. San Francisco, 988-1234, ticketssantafe.org. 10, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 11, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 12, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 21, Fee Free Admission to all national parks on the first day of National Park Week. nps.gov.

Stage 13, Teatro Paraguas, 3:30-4:30pm. A theatrical performance for all ages. Free,

Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 14, Teatro Paraguas, 1:30-2:30pm. A theatrical performance for all ages. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 15, Teatro Paraguas, 1:30-2:30pm. A theatrical performance for all ages. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org.

Just For Teens 29, Young Adult Book Club, 4-5:30pm, last Suns. Ages 14-18 meet to discuss the month’s book; participants receive a 15% discount if the book is purchased from Collected Works. April Book: The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Free, Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo, 988-4226, cwbookstore.com.

Also of Interest 7, International Tabletop Gaming Day, 11am-4pm. Join in a day of tabletop gaming, learn how to play a new game or show your skill at an old favorite. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359 ext 100, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 13, Family Movie Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 15, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. Family oriented movies; all ages. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.

For Teachers 17, 24, 26, Spanish Colonial Days, 10am-2pm. On all Spanish Colonial Days, the Ranch will be open to school groups only, by reservation. Attendance during these days is from 900-1,500 students, teachers and chaperones from around NM each day. Children can participate in many hands-on activities. El Rancho de las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, 4712261, golondrinas.org.

Elsewhere in the Region Pueblo Feast Days March 19, St. Joseph’s Feast Day: Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna), 455-4400, lagunapueblo.org, indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days. March 31, April 1, Easter Weekend: Basket and Corn Dances at most Pueblos. indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/feast-days. April 1, Easter Sunday, various dances at most Pueblos. Nambe Pueblo: Bow & Arrow Dance after Mass (455-4400, nambepueblo.org); Zia Pueblo: various dances (867-3304, zia.com); Jemez Pueblo, Corn Dance (575-834-7235,

jemezpueblo.com); Picuris Pueblo, various dances (575-587-2519, picurispueblo.org); San Ildefonso Pueblo, Sun & Mon (455-3549, sanipueblo.org), various dances; Santo Domingo Pueblo, Corn Dance (465-2214, santodomingotribe.org); call other Pueblos directly for information. indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days.

ESPAÑOLA March 22, Kids Count Conference 2018, 8:30am-3pm. Improving Child WellBeing with Data, Policy and Advocacy. $10/free student, Northern NM College, Center for Fine Arts Bldg, 921 N Paseo De Oñate, nmvoices.org/nkcc.

LOS ALAMOS Ongoing, Autism Support Group, 67:30pm, 3rd Mons. This is an informal support group for parents, friends and family of autistic children and adults. Share challenges and successes; sponsored by NM Autism Society. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. Ongoing, Baby Bugs, 10:05-10:30am, Tues. Baby Bugs is a sharing program for caregivers and infants & babies on laps. Emphasis on connecting with children and sharing easy songs and rhymes with 20 minutes of songs, rhymes and fingerplays; ages 0-2. Free, Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central, 662-8250, losalamosnm.us. Ongoing, Birth Talk, 6:30-8pm, 1st Mons. A community talk circle for people hoping for, expecting and remembering their transition to parenthood. A safe space to share stories and to learn about options in pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. Ongoing, Family Night, 6-7pm, 2nd Tues. Enjoy an evening of books, games, hands-on activities and music with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, fyilosalmos.com. Ongoing, Family Yoga, 9:30-10:15am, Tues. Family Yoga weaves poses into story, song and games to foster creative expression while developing coordination and balance with instructor Sarah Gustafson; ages 2-5 with adult. $10/class/family, Family Strength Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. Ongoing, Nature Playtimes, 10-11am Mondays (except holidays). Toddlers, preschoolers and caregivers explore the natural world with a craft, story and outside activity. Free, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 2600 Canyon Rd, 662-0460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, Russian Language Play Group, noon-2pm, every other Sun. Russian-speaking children can meet and have a chance to immerse in the language; hiking, field trips and holiday celebrations as opportunities arise. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org, sibrisa@gmail.com.

Ongoing, Toddler Tunes, 10:30-11:15am, 1st Weds. Children and parents get a chance to experiment with percussion instruments and sing together while Mr. Greg leads on his guitar. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. March 2, March Night Sky Show, 78pm. Enjoy an interactive tour of the heavens that highlights the planets, star patterns, constellations and deep sky objects that may be observed during March. $6/$4 child, Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, 2600 Canyon Rd, 662-0460, peecnature.org. March 1Ω3, April 10, Toddler Crafts with Burgandy Brock, 10am-noon. For kids and their grown-ups. Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 6624515, lafsn.org. March 14, 21, 28 & April 11, 18, 25, Parent Discussion Group, 10:301:30am, Weds. Join facilitated group discussions focused on caring for your toddler. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. March 23, April 27, Outdoor Play Days, 10:30am-noon. Join in planned outdoor activities or explore your own. Free, Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St, 662-4515, lafsn.org. April 21, Earth Day Festival, 10am2pm. A day of entertainment, food, activities, information booths and entertainment for all ages. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Rd, 6620460, peecnature.org.

TAOS March 1, 2, 3, Taos High School presents Romeo and Juliet, 7pm. Taos High School students perform Shakespeare’s classic and the greatest love story every told. $15, Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, 575-7582052, tcataos.org. March 2, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration, 1-4pm. Activities, prizes, fun and games in celebration of reading. Twirl will host a Seussian-themed craft. Free, Twirl Play and Discovery Space, 225 Camino de la Placita, 751-1402, twirltaos.org. March 3, 10, 17, 24, Aprés Ski for Kids, 4-8pm. Adventure, creativity and winter exploration with access to all equipment and activities. Drop in; ages 3 months to 15 years. $40 per child, includes dinner. Children’s Center, Taos Ski Valley, skitaos.com.

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“The only way to have real success in science, the field I’m familiar with, is to describe the evidence very carefully without regard to the way you feel it should be. If you have a theory, you must try to explain what’s good and what’s bad about it equally. In science, you learn a kind of standard integrity and honesty.” – Richard Feynman May 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of Richard Feynman’s birth. Feynman was not only one of the most well-known scientists of the 20th century, he was also one of the most well-liked. Feynman was a theoretical physicist popular for his way of teaching. Scientists knew him as a brilliant thinker. Born in New York, Feynman loved math and learning so much that when he was young, he taught himself algebra, trigonometry, calculus and other higher math. He went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study physics, and later Princeton University. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, along with Julian Schwinger and Shin’ichiro Tomonaga, for their independent work in quantum electrodynamics, or QED. This science looked at the classical understanding of electromag- Richard Feynman 1984, Photo by Tamiko Thiel. netic radiation and described what happened on a subatomic level. In his twenties, he worked on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, becoming one of the scientists who helped create the atomic bomb. In 1988, he was asked by NASA to help unravel the causes of the tragic Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Feynman approached all knowledge the way he approached science: What can I know for sure? How can I come to know it? He would much rather admit he didn’t know something and then learn about it than pretend he knew something he didn’t know. He was famous for the quote, “You must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Feynman had a way of explaining things that made sense. When he taught physics at the California Institute for Technology (Caltech), his classes were packed. His lectures in introductory physics were compiled into a book that is one of the most popular physics books of all time, The Feynman Lectures on Physics. He would say that physics is fun to imagine. He was so good at explaining complex concepts that he became known as “The Great Explainer.” Feynman believed there was a difference between knowing the name of something and really knowing about something. He said these were two types of knowledge, naming and knowing, and most of us focus on the wrong one. For instance, you could know the name of a sparrow and know what it looks like, but that doesn’t mean you know anything about sparrows. Learning about the sparrow would take observation and further exploration. Many consider Feynman to be the father of nanotechnology, or the technology of the very small. In 1959, he offered two prizes for anyone who could think on a very small scale. He would give a prize for the

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world’s smallest motor, which was claimed almost immediately. He also offered a prize for the person who could contain the text of the Encyclopedia Britannica (many volumes of thick books) on the head of a pin. It took more than 20 years for someone to claim that prize. Feynman used his Feynman Technique to teach complex concepts in the simplest terms. His technique can help you to learn anything faster, and with greater understanding, and is made up of four parts. Saying that anyone can learn something in four steps doesn’t mean the steps are easy. Each one requires determination and hard work. Here are the four steps of the Feynman Technique: 1. Pick a topic you want to understand, and study it. Suppose you want to know more about how solar eclipses occur. Write down everything you know about a solar eclipse. Add to that page every time you learn something new. You could write about how the moon gets between the earth and the sun, how the moon casts a shadow on the earth, how the alignment of those three celestial bodies can create different kinds of eclipses: total, annular or partial. You could write about how each of those eclipses occur. You could draw a diagram showing how each eclipse happens. By the time you have done this you will have learned a lot more than just stating the definition of a solar eclipse. 2. Pretend you have to teach your topic to someone else. You can do this in front of a mirror, or in your room, to a pretend audience. Be sure to explain the topic in simple terms. This step will help you to know what parts of the topic you don’t know very well. 3. When you get stuck with the explanation, go back to the books and learn more. Doing this allows you to learn the topic more fully. 4. Simplify your topic. You might do this with props, by using a golf ball (moon), tennis ball (Earth) and basketball (sun) with a flashlight to explain what happens during an eclipse. Use analogies. This will help you deepen your understanding. This is what Feynman meant when he said knowing something is more than knowing just the name of it. To know something, you have to understand it. You might have memorized that “a solar eclipse happens when the moon casts a shadow on the earth,” but do you really understand what that means? The Feynman Technique can help you learn a new idea or help you understand something better. It can help when studying for a test. With this technique, you can learn anything.

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News That’s Worth Sharing By CAROLYN JABS How do you make a good decision or form a sound opinion? For most adults, the answer is obvious. Find the best information you can from sources that have proved themselves to be reliable in the past. For young people, things may not be as clear. By age 18, it’s estimated that 88 percent get much of their news from what’s shared on Facebook and other social media. Unfortunately, many kids aren’t able to evaluate what they find according, to a highly publicized study from researchers at Stanford University. "Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there," notes Professor Sam Wineburg, lead author of the report. "Our work shows the opposite." Middle schoolers didn’t understand the difference between reported news and “sponsored content.” High school students assumed that an unattributed photo proved the truth of a story. And college students couldn’t detect the bias in a tweet. So what should parents do? Social media means that children — and adults — are becoming information sources for each other, so we need to take on some of the tasks that used to be done by editors. Start by talking to your children about what deserves to be shared online. Point out that false and biased information comes from many sources — deceptive advertising, satirical websites or organizations with an agenda. And then there’s “click bait” — tidbits so astonishing, outrageous or implausible that people click and share without thinking. These so-called stories are created simply to generate revenue. The more clicks, the more revenue. People who share one of these items are essentially letting an unscrupulous person make money off them and their friends. No one, including kids, likes to be duped by bad information. To help your child develop the savvy to evaluate what he or she finds online, talk regularly about how important it is to be skeptical and ask the following questions: -Is it worth reading? According to a study at Columbia University, 59 percent of links shared on Twitter have never actually been clicked. Kids show respect for their friends by sharing only things that they are willing to read or watch. Fake news sites in particular count on mindless sharing to make more money. -Who stands behind it? Encourage kids to track stories back to the website where they originated. What’s the purpose of the website? How are they funded? How do they pay contributors or staff? Are they trying to sell a product or promote an agenda? To answer these questions, kids may need to do a little detective work. Check the “About Us” page and scroll down the home page to find out who owns the copyright to the material. Look at the URL. Some fake news sites reel in the unsuspecting with addresses that are deceptively close to legitimate sites. Point out extensions — .gov is a government agency, .edu is for colleges and universities and .ru is a site that originates in Russia. (A complete extension list is available at Webopedia, tinyurl.com/48t5r). Lists of sites that play fast and loose with the facts are available from Snopes, a website that has been debunking internet hoaxes for a long time (tinyurl.com/zjzvuf2) and Melissa Zimdar, a media professor at Merrimack College (tinyurl.com/jtrnbz8). Another website, realorsatire.com allows kids to plug in URLs to find out whether an article comes from a fake or biased website. -What’s the source? Help children understand sources by talking about who they trust at school. Some kids are genuine authorities in different areas — they know the stats for the sports team or can tell you when assignments are due. Others have a reputation for spreading rumors or even telling lies. The same thing is true online. A story is


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Remember what it was like to be a kid? Remember how imagination became real, how “putting on a show” was how we played, and how important it was to involve everyone? As we grow up, things change and some kids have trouble fitting in. They are harassed when they dress differently or express a creative thought. They don’t fit into the usual molds. It can be a tough and lonely time — especially for sensitive souls — made even more difficult by the ever present pressures of social media. Theater has always been a place of inclusivity: a home for kids who feel like outcasts with no voice as well as those who are natural leaders and social butterflies. Through theater, they ALL find a place where they can shine. Theater gives kids a human connection: a place where they come together to make lifelong friends and tell a story on stage as a team. Through the study of singing, dancing, acting and designing, kids learn to be more Kari Reese and kids from The Growing effective communicators, bet- Stage. Courtesy photo. ter listeners and mindful observers. Through the scripts, stories come to life and students engage deeply in the study of history, social change and the human condition. Theater also helps kids develop empathy. There’s nothing like exploring and embodying vastly different characters to gain a perspective into other mindsets, circumstances or cultures. Theater lets us delve deeply into those differences and ask meaningful questions in a safe environment. Theater doesn’t demand conformity. Quite the opposite: it’s a place where individuality is cherished and differing viewpoints are crucial to the story. When kids begin to take creative control, it can be life-changing. Unfortunately, when public school budgets shrink, this type of engaging fine arts programming disappears, especially in elementary and middle schools. That’s why nonprofit companies, like The Growing Stage have stepped in to fill the void. We’ve been providing performing arts education and opportunities since 2003. At The Growing Stage, we are dedicated to providing a space where kids can grow together and everyone has a chance to shine. All TGS teaching artists know how performing arts can change lives. We’ve experienced the power of theater first-hand. We love seeing kids sing and dance their hearts out on stage, problem-solve backstage and laugh together offstage. We have witnessed countless moments of overwhelming pride, soaring self-confidence and pure joy in TGS classes. We have seen this transformation over and over again. Kids blossom on our stage. Kari Reese is executive director of The Growing Stage Children’s Theatre Company. Their new uptown location is 6909 Menaul Blvd. N.E., Ste. G, in Albuquerque. More information can be found at thegrowingstage.com.


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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Read Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Read Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Read These book reviews were written by 4th graders in Shari Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class at Manzano Day school.

Elizabeth And Zenobia Author: Jessica Miller Publisher: Amulet Books Illustrator: Jessica Miller Ages: 9-13 years This is a fun, mysterious book that gets more surprising the more you read. This book is a story about two adventurous girls investigating the disappearance of a sevenyear-old child. Zenobia is fearless, but a little strange, and ends up making her friend Elizabeth help her summon the dead. Elizabeth is quite the opposite of Zenobia, being perfectly normal and afraid of almost everything. Their cu-

riosity leads the girls to a book that is boring until the clock strikes midnight, when it reveals almost everything. These two girls are brave and smart, but will it be enough to find the missing kid? It is nice that the book is very detailed. I like how the author made the story with clues that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recognize at first. I love the way the author created a strong complicated bond between Elizabeth and Zenobia. I also like how some things in the story are curious, like the fact that only Elizabeth can see Zenobia and that there is a forbidden west wing. The bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s descriptive nature and the awesome pictures paint a clear and beautiful story. Sophie C., 9

Why Did The Farmer Cross The Road? Author: Brooke Herter James Illustrator: Mike Herrod Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press Ages: 5-7 years This book is about a donkey telling his owner that all the animals have gone to the carnival! The owner needs the animals back because he loves them. When

Where, Oh Where is Baby Bear? Author/Illustrator: Ashley Wolff Publisher: Beach Lane Books Age: 5-8 This book is about a baby bear and his mom. First, Baby Bear asks his mom, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where are those bats going?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To look for food,â&#x20AC;? says the mom. Baby Bear asks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can we look for food?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes,â&#x20AC;? says the mom, because it is almost dinner time. So, they look for food and

he gets ready to go to the carnival, the goats leave with the truck! So he has to use the tractor to get to the carnival. When he finally gets to the carnival, the farmer and the donkey round up all the animals. Then they finally have peace and quiet. I love this book because the donkey didn't leave and told the farmer. I also love that the animals just left without the farmer knowing. This book has colorful illustrations. Duke S., 9

Remembering Vera Author: Patricia Polacco Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ages: 4-6 This book is about a dog who saved people and was in the Coast Guard. A man found her by a boat and decided to keep her. He named her Vera. She loved

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New Mexico Kids! 2018 Preview Guide To Summer Activities Residential Camps & Overnight Expeditions Black Range Horsemanship Camp, PO Box 152, Winston, NM 87943. Phone: 575-743-1602 or 575-740-1778; Website: zianet.com/4jranch; Contact: Greg Evans, Camp Director; Email: 4jranch@zianet.com. A residential camp for boys & girls ages 8-18. Full Session July 8-21 ($900); Half Sessions July 8-14 & July 15-21 ($500). On the beautiful Chihenne Ranch, our program includes: horseback riding for all levels, hiking, arts & crafts with professional artists, Indian lore, sports & games, rifle shooting, archery, cattle drive and cattle branding, drama, skits and dancing. Spend a day at Elephant Butte Lake to swim. Hike at the Gila National Forest. Visit a turn of the century mine. Explore Ghost Towns. Serving boys & girls since 1991.

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, 659 Hwy 612, Thoreau, NM 87323. Phone: 505-248-0563; Email: Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org; Web site: CottonwoodGulch.org; Contact: Tori Baker-White, Associate Director. Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions offers unique expeditions rooted in the culture and landscape of the American Southwest. At the Gulch, we’ll inspire you with all of the places we explore. We’ll take you on world-class backpacking and hiking into pristine wilderness areas. We’ll connect you with hands-on science and nature. We’ll engage you in the art and culture that is the backdrop of The Southwest. Treks with the Gulch are an opportunity to immerse yourself in this majestic land and cultural heritage. We offer summer treks for kids ages 10-18 lasting from 2 to 6 weeks and we offer programming for families. All of our treks spend time at our 540-acre nature preserve basecamp as well as time “on the road” exploring the Southwest. We have a range of specialists in areas like mountain biking, rock climbing, music, art, ecology, and archeology. Sign your child up for an unforgettable summer adventure today! Please contact Tori Baker-White at Tori@CottonwoodGulch.org or 980-253-4193 for more information.

Congregation Albert’s Camp Oranim, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-1818; Email: education@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org/learning/camp-oranim; Contact: Rachel White Sternheim, MA.Ed., Education Director. Camp Oranim New Mexico’s Jewish Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails’ sleep-away summer camp, July 29-Aug. 5, at Summer Adventures 2018 Camp Elliott Camp Stoney, near Santa Fe. Camp Oranim Barker, 79 Westridge Rd., Angel Fire, NM provides a variety of experiences each day 87710. Phone: 505-343-1040; Email: customerthat include fun, game, sports, nature and care@nmgirlscouts.org; Web site: the arts all within a Jewish environment. nmgirlscouts.org; Contact: Camp Director A camper has fun with experiments during a Science is Everywhere sumCampers from all over New Mexico make Molly Murphy. Resident Camp registration is mer camp at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Courtesy Camp Oranim part of their summer plans. open (camp runs 10 June – 27 July). March 1: photo. Our camp staff makes wholesome, “home Troop/Family Camp registration opens (Fri – cooked” nutritious meals from scratch and we cater to special dietary needs. Sun, most weekends in June and July). March 31: Early Bird deadline. May 1: For students entering 2nd grade through high school including an 11th Campership deadline. May 31: Registration deadline. June 1: Late registration. grade Leadership Program and Counselor in Training opportunity for ACA Accreditation: We will be receiving a re-accreditation visit this summer entering 12th graders. Registration Fees: (Fees include bus transportation to that will last for 5 years. Camp Elliott Barker, a high adventure camp, celebratand from Congregation Albert in Albuquerque) Camper (2nd-10th grades) $500; ed its 50th anniversary in 2013. Camp Barker is located on more than 500 acres Leadership Program (11th grade) $400; Counselor in Training (12th grade) $200. of pine forest, meadows and wet lands. Camp Barker offers a high and low ropes course, archery, horse programming, and traditional camp activities as well as high adventure programming with canoeing, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Housing units include platform tents and cabins with cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has campfire circles and wash areas with sinks and latrines. Meals are served family-style in Hoffman Hall. Girls will visit the Wishing Chair, explore the newly revitalized Blackbird Pond, do arts & crafts, visit our on-site observatory, and hike through Aspen Grove.

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Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails’ Summer Adventures 2018 Rancho del Chaparral, 870 Forest Rd. 539, Cuba, NM 87013. Phone: 505-343-1040; Email: customercare@nmgirlscouts.org; Web site: nmgirlscouts.org; Contact: Camp Director Molly Murphy. Resident Camp registration is open (camps run 10 June – 27 July). March 1: Troop/Family Camp registration opens (Fri – Sun, most weekends in June and July). March 31: Early Bird deadline. May 1: Campership deadline. May 31: Registration deadline. June 1: Late registration. ACA Accreditation: We will be receiving a re-accreditation visit this summer that will last for 5 years. Rancho del Chaparral, a traditional summer samp, has been part of the Girl Scout camp tradition in New Mexico for nearly 50 years. Rancho is located outside Cuba in the Jemez Mountains in a forested area covered in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer on more than 1,100 acres. Girls will experience the beauty and wildlife as deer, elk and other native wildlife can be spotted near camp. Housing units include platform tents, adirondacks and hogans with cots or bunk beds with mattresses. Each unit has a pavilion or shelter for group activities, a campfire circle and a wash area with sinks and latrines. Meals are served family-style at Casa Grande Dining Hall. Girls will explore Rancho’s creek and the Mystery Tree, visit the archery range, riding stables, do arts & crafts, go on trail hikes, and go overnight camping.


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Hummingbird Chess Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd. Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Website: hummingbirdmusiccamp.com. Hummingbird Chess Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains. Children, ages 8-14, have expert instruction and tournaments. Chess Camp is Sunday to Sunday, June 10 through June 17. Other activities include fishing, water-walking, overnight hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & storytelling with a fun dance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean and comfortable dormitories. Camp Fee is $650 + $47.53 tax. Hummingbird Music Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusiccamp.com; Email: grouphmmc@cybermesa.com; Contact: Miriam Gordon, Secretary. Hummingbird Music Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains. The camp is family owned and operated and is celebrating our 58th year. Children, ages 8-14, receive private and group lessons, from new beginners to advanced musicians in band, orchestra, piano, guitar or voice. In addition to recitals and concerts, activities include fishing, water-walking, overnight hikes, campfires, moonlight hike to a waterfall, skits & storytelling with a fun dance on Saturday night. Campers stay in clean, comfortable dormitories. A new camp begins every Sunday, May 27 to July 29. Camp tuition is $650 + $47.53 tax. UNM's Center for Development and Disability’s Camp Rising Sun, 2300 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-272-5142; Email: camprisingsun@salud.unm.edu; Web site: cdd.unm.edu/camprisingsun; Contact: Karen Wright, Manager, Health Education. Camp Rising Sun (CRS) is an American Camp Association accredited residential camp for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their peers. The camp is operated by the University of New Mexico during the first week of June each year in the Manzano Mountains, about 75 minutes SE of Albuquerque. The mission of CRS is to create camp magic through offering typical camp activities to teens with ASD, provide respite to families, and to offer training for students, community professionals, and volunteers regarding people with ASD. Activities include ropes adventure course, swimming, kayaking in the pool, archery, fishing, sports, creative arts, nature education, campouts, yoga, dance, African drumming and special evening and day programs and theme events.

Day Programs Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas Audubon New Mexico Summer Adventure Camp, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-6345; Email: kweeks@audubon.org; Web site: nm.audubon.org; Contact: Katie Weeks, Camp Director & Education Manager. Not your ordinary summer camp! This summer the Randall Davey Audubon Center will be hosting 9 weeks of nature day camps for kids, ages 5-12. Each week, we’ll emphasize a specific theme, and discover, investigate, and play through activities and games that encourage an understanding, appreciation and love of nature. Camp runs M-F, 9am-3pm ($235). Early dropoff and aftercare ($80/wk) available. For brochure, registration, scholarships and more, please visit nm.audubon.org or call 505-983-4609 x21. BeGreaterThanAverage Robotics and STEM Camps, 6391 Roadrunner Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87144; Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: sagruenig@aol.com; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Shelly Gruenig, CEO. AWARDED TOP 5 SUMMER CAMPS! Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps, workshops and enrichment programs for kids 6 and older in Abq, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and other locations. Media Arts, Stop-Motion Animation, Robots, Minecraft, Programming, Computer Aided Design all taught through hands-on experiences where student learn using a peer mentoring model that is highly effective and powerful for learning, as well as fun and exciting for students. Camp Invention, Various locations throughout NM. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: campinvention.org; Contact: Customer Relations. Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having Fun! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around — National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and build Cake Catapults! Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities

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that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up. Visit our website or call to register. Use promo code RegCamp25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and RegCamp15 to save $15 (expires 5/4). Filmmakers Ink: Filmmaking/Acting Intensive, Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone: 413-320-6071; Website: Filmmakers-Ink.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director. Make Movies with Filmmakers Ink during their Summer Filmmaking Camps in Santa Fe, the weeks of June 11 - 15 and Aug. 6 - 10. Professional award-winning filmmakers help you create your movies, from script-to-screen. The 11 to 15 year old Full Day program includes, Filmmaking, Acting and Screenwriting. Cost: $395. The morning Special FX program is for 8 to 10 year olds. Work together to develop an idea for a film, then write, produce, shoot, direct and act in a 5 - 10 minute movie together with an experienced filmmaker. Screen a rough cut for your family and friends at your Premiere on the final day of film camp. Cost:$225

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Little Earth School Summer Day Camp, 321 W. Zia Rd., SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-988-1968. Web site: littleearthschool.org; Contact: Ellen Souberman, Director. Memorable summer experiences for children ages 4 to 9, June 4 through Aug. 10. Five two-week sessions for all ages. Minimum enrollment: one session. Four or five days per week. 10% tuition discount for children who enroll for the entire summer. Art, cooking, weekly nature field trips, swimming, and games. Low student-teacher ratio. Enrollment limited. For more information or to request a brochure and pre-registration form call 988-1968. NDI New Mexico’s Early Steps and Arts in Motion Summer Dance Camps, 1140 Alto St., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-795-7088, Email: dsilver@ndinm.org; Web site: ndi-nm.org; Contact: Danny Silver, Dance Barns Producer. Summer dance camps in June and July for children ages 3 to 18. All levels welcome. Please review options online, and contact us for availability and placement. New Mexico Fencing Foundation Summer Camps, New Mexico Fencing Foundation Summer Camps, 1306 Clark Rd., SF, NM. Phone: 505-699-2034; Email: nmfencing@gmail.com; Contact: James Odom. Summer Camps are a great way to introduce kids to fencing. Each camp is for first year or new and novice fencers ages 8-13. New Mexico Fencing Foundation provides all equipment. We teach the fundamentals of footwork, bladework, tactics and technique. Our camps are designed to be high energy and fun. Fencers learn the rules of engagement, scoring system and etiquette. We have State of the Art Modern and Safe equipment for all fencers. Our central location is convenient. Camp attendance is limited to 12 participants. Instruction is exclusively given by James Odom who has 32 years of experience including US National Coach for 2009. June 4-7, July 9-12, July 23-26. Times: 9:30-1:30pm. What to bring: Water Bottle (very important), Athletic Shoes with laces. Bring lunch for noon, snack for breaks. Pandemonium Production's Musical Theatre Summer Semester, 6532 Camino Rojo, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-920-0704; Email: pandemoniumprod@aol.com; Web site: pandemoniumprod.org; Contact: Chris Leslie - Executive Director. June 11–July 22, 9am-1pm, Monday through Friday, ages 7-17. Ready to rock out? Students study acting, singing and dancing and perform in the 50’ rock-n-roll musical…Grease! Performances at the James A. Little Theatre, rehearsals at The New Mexico School for the Arts. Space is limited; scholarships available. continued on page 48


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Rio Grande School Summer Camp, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; Email: summer@riograndeschool.org; Web site: riograndeschool.org/summer; Contact: Neal Turnquist, Director. Ages 3 years old through 6th Grade, weekly beginning June 4 and ending Aug. 3. 8am-3pm with aftercare available until 5:30pm. K-6th Grade Camp: Weekly camps that integrate enriched learning experiences with play, creative expression and adventure-based learning. Morning, afternoon, and full-day options available. Campers attending the morning session will choose an enrichment class in which they will learn alongside our educators, who average more than 10 years experience. The afternoon sessions will take advantage of our lovely and safe 5-acre campus and focus on adventure education, design-thinking, and trips to museums and other exciting locales near campus. Pre-K Camp (3 and 4 year olds): Each week our experienced pre-K educators, led by RGS early childhood educator Peggy Aragon, will design and lead child-centered activities that encourage discovery, imagination, and inspire creativity in a fun-filled, nurturing environment. The rich array of activities include gardening, cooking, dramatic play, art projects, water play and lots of outside time on our lovely and safe 5-acre campus. Santa Fe Children's Museum Summer Programs, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359, x 124. Email: abradley@santafechildrensmuseum.org; Web site: santafechildrensmuseum.org/weekly-programs; Contact: Leona Hillary, Programs Manager. The mission of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum (SFCM) is to inspire a lifelong passion for learning by creating educational exhibits across the arts, sciences, and cultures that encourage children and communities to explore, imagine, play, and grow together. SFCM provides a dynamic educational setting comprised of high-quality exhibits, programs, and community events that encourage interactive exploration and discovery, critical thinking, problem-solving, and stimulate sensory and cognitive curiosity. Our

Santa Fe

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Little Earth School has provided a successful program of academic excellence for children preschool through elementary. Children learn through an integrated, developmentally appropriate and experiential curriculum which includes art, dance, music, Spanish, yoga, environmental and multicultural studies and emphasizes respect for self and others.

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Santa Fe Opera Storytellers Summer Camp, 301 Opera Drive, SF NM 87506. Phone: 505-986-5955; Email: operastorytellers@santafeopera.org; Web site: santafeopera.org/discover/youth/opera-storytellers-summer-camp; Contact: Brandon Neal, Education and Community Programs Administrative Coordinator. Opera Storytellers create original opera activating their voices, bodies and imaginations, expanding their individual potential through creative exploration and discovery. Opera Storytellers is for children entering 3rd through 8th grades. Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences Summer Camp, 5912 Jaguar Dr., SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-438-8585; Email: office@santafeschool.org; Web site: santafeschool.org; Contact: Gina Kinstle, Program Coordinator. Weekly camps for ages 3 to 15, June 11 through Aug. 3. Sessions: M-F 9am-3pm. Beforecare 89am, Aftercare 3-5 pm. Exciting, Educational, Entertaining Camps specially designed for a wide range of ages, with themes like World of Color, Love of Nature, Slime & Other Crazy Concoctions, Jedi Alliance, Minecraft, Creature Design, Dungeons & Dragons, and Japan Camp, just to name a few. Most camps $230 per week. Financial aid available.

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

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Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education: Kids Stuff, 6401 Richards Ave., SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-428-1676; Email: maria.montoya3@sfcc.edu; Web site: sfcc.edu/ce; Contact: Maria Montoya, Administrative Assistant. Enjoy summer weeklong Kids Stuff camps at Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education. Classes are offered to kids between the ages of 3 and 17 from May 29 through Aug. 3. Red Cross swimming lessons, tennis, robotics, computer programming, cooking and the Ropes Challenge Adventure Camp are just a sampling of the classes the SFCC Continuing Education offers. Sign up for a brochure today at sfcc.edu/ce/kids or call 505428-1676. Registration begins April 2.

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Santa Fe Climbing Center’s Climbing Adventure Camps & Classes, 3008 Cielo Ct., SF, NM. Phone: 505-986-8944; Email: info@climbsantafe.com; Web site: climbsantafe.com. Summer Climbing Adventure camps and classes at our new location–bigger and better indoor climbing. Summer camps with indoor and outdoor climbing, wilderness survival skills, hikes and other outdoor, adventure-based activities. Weeklong camps from 8am to 4pm, $349 per week. Multiday summer camps for ages 5 to 8, May 29, June 4, 18, 25, July 9, August 6, 13 and 20. Ages 9 to 13: June 11, 25, July 9, 16, 23, August 6, 13 and 20. Ages 12 to 15: July 30.

Santa Fe Waldorf School, 26 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-4676427; Email: camps@santafewaldorf.org; Web site: santafewaldorf.org/camps; Contact: Leigh Patton, Coordinator. New Summer Camps at Santa Fe Waldorf School! Four weeklong sessions, June 4-8, June 11-15, Aug. 6-10 & Aug. 13-17. Children currently enrolled in grades 1-5 are eligible to participate in four separate weeklong camp programs: HeART Week, Travel the World, Fantastic Fiber Fun, and Repurpose, Reimagine and Recycle – at a cost of $250/week. Before and After Care are also available.

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Weekly Programs include: Wee Wednesdays are a time for toddler and familycentered activities, every Wednesday from 9am to 11am; at Seeds and Sprouts enjoy interactive gardening activities, every Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm; during Thursdays are Yours receive free admission for children under the age of 16, every Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm; Open Art Studio is sure to get you in touch with your creative genius, every Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. These programs are free with admission ($5 for children and $7.50 for adults).

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Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Summer and ThinkIt!, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-858-8811; Email: SUMMER_MAIL@aa.edu; Web site: aa.edu/thinksummer; Contact: Virginia Schultz, Associate Director. Think Academy Summer: June 4-July 13. Pre-K to pre-grade 12; 8am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45 pm. Lots of spots in over 250 summer offerings, including six-week academic-enrichment and finearts classes; athletics and aquatics; full-day recreational Day Camp with enriched activities (8am-3:30pm); half-day recreational and sports camps (noon3:30pm). Think Academy Summer emphasizes active-learning for all ages through a wide range of engaging, cross-disciplinary options: architecture (featuring


Albuquerque Design Studio architecture courses); languages; math and science; reading, writing, and literature; dance; drama; and visual arts. Extensive mid-school offerings include DJ school, desert survival, water polo, hip hop, persuasive writing, steel drums, ceramics, object-oriented programming, app development, Magic: the Gathering, life science, circus arts, fencing, guitar, speed and agility training, yoga, and Musical Theatre: Singin’ In the Rain. ThinkIt! July Summer Camp: Want two more weeks of summer fun for pre-grades 1-5? July 16-July 27; 8am3:30pm, Monday-Friday; extended care until 5:45 p.m. ThinkIt! Summer Camp is modular, so you can build a part- or full-day schedule for your child based on your family’s needs. See the ThinkIt! camp offerings inside the Think Academy Summer catalog and at aa.edu/thinkit. ABQ BioPark’s Camp BioPark, 903 10th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505848-7180; Email: biopark@cabq.gov; Web site: abqbioparkcamp.com; Contact: Katie Carillo, Education Clerk. Camp BioPark is for children, preK - grade 9. Learn science through hands-on activities, games and art. Join us to explore the fascinating world of plants and animals! Locations include the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium & Botanic Garden. Camp BioPark will run June 4-July 29. Albuquerque Garden Center’s Garden Guardians Summer Day Camp, 10120 Lomas Blvd., NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-6020; Email: abqgardenctr@swcp.com; Web site: albuquerquegardencenter.org; Contact: Laurie Rivera, Manager, Albuquerque Garden Center. Our Unique New Mexico Birds: Our Day Campers learn to become better stewards of the earth through experiments, games, guest speakers. The last day is "Potluck Friday" for families. Camp held at the Albuquerque Garden Center on Lomas in Albuquerque. Dates: Monday, July 30 – Friday, Aug. 3. Time 8:30am – 2pm. For grades 1-6. Cost is $125 with $100 for siblings. Scholarships available. Registration form found online at Garden Center website, deadline is Friday, July 20. Space is limited. Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-242-4750, ext. 3; Email: jessica@abqliltheatre.org; Web site: albuquerquelittletheatre.org/education/summer-camps-2018; Contact: Jessica Quindlen, Sales Coordinator. Musical Bootcamp: July 9-27 (Mon - Fri), 9am-noon, Ages 8-17, $350. An intensive musical theatre program that offers training in acting, dancing, ensemble work and group singing. Your camper will learn scenes, lyrics and choreography culminating in a showcase for family and friends. No experience necessary, just a passion to learn and a desire to be involved in what it takes to put together a musical. Let’s Put On A Play: June 1829 (Mon - Fri), 9am-noon, Ages 12-17, $225. All the world’s a stage and here’s a chance to learn everything about what goes into putting on a play. You’ll meet new friends, audition for a part, learn lines and blocking and work with costumes and props, as you prepare for a showcase on ALT’s historic stage. This camp is perfect for all skill levels and everyone’s guaranteed a role and a fun time! Fairytales We Love: July 30-Aug. 2 (Mon - Thur), Mini Camp 9:30am-11am, Ages 4-6, $60. If your children love to use their imagination to play pretend and act out stories, this is the class for them. This creative dramatics class uses theatre games, favorite stories and songs to help young children explore the magic of theatre. Playbuilders: June 4-15 (Mon - Fri), 9am-noon, Ages 7-11, $225. Our most popular education offering! In this one-of-a-kind camp, you’ll create your own character and improvise scenarios which will be incorporated into an original script. You’ll learn theatre basics as you rehearse the play alongside your new friends and prepare for a showcase on ALT’s historic stage!

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Albuquerque Museum School Summer Art Camp, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Email: tasedillo@cabq.gov; Web site: cabq.gov/museum; Contact: Theresa Sedillo, Education Assistant. Make the Museum your summer classroom! Preschool Adventures in Art (ages 4-6). Halfday Youth Studios (ages 6-10). New! Full-day Youth Studio (ages 9-14). Animal Humane New Mexico’s Camp Humane and Humane Junior, 615 Virginia St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-938-7864; Email: SummerCamps@AnimalHumaneNM.org; Web site: animalhumanenm.org/eventsahnm/camp-humane; Contact: Gina Sena, Humane Educator. Camp Humane is Animal Humane’s fun summer day camp for animal-loving kids ages 5-13! Through learning activities, crafts, animal interactions, visits from guest speakers and field trips to other animal care organizations, campers learn about what pets need from us to be healthy and happy and how they can help pets in their community. Five sessions. Camp Humane Jr. half-day session, ages 5-7, June 11-14. Camp Humane full-day sessions: June 18-22 (ages 8-10); June 25-29 (ages 8-10); July 9-13 (ages 11-13); July 16-20 (ages 11-13). Regular Camp Humane sessions are $250/camper, Camp Humane Jr. half-day camp is $100/camper. Volunteer opportunities also available for Junior Volunteer Counselors ages 15-18. Registration opens March 18. continued on page 51

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Ann Silva's Sewing Center Camp Sew Fun, 4520 Alexander Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-881-5253; Email: julie@annsilvas.com; Web site: annsilva.com; Contact: Julie Hogan, Camp Director. Camp Sew Fun offered June 4 through Aug. 3. Ages 6-16. Regardless of project, skills, safety and fun are the focus of each class. 3 hour sessions, morning or afternoon, 1 to 5 days, $24 to $120, plus kit fee. We provide machines and basic supplies. Small class sizes provide individualized attention. Some call it STEM training, but for over 25 years we've called it CAMP SEW FUN! Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM, 6913 Natalie NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505888-1054; Email: brt@brtnm.com; Web site: brtnm.com; Contact: Katherine Giese, Executive/Artistic Director. Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is specially designed for the serious 8-12 year old up and coming dancer. Classes will include ballet technique, stretch and strength with pre-pointe, variations, and jazz. The week will conclude with a short studio performance on Friday at 4:30pm. The Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is 12:30 -4:30pm. Monday through Friday; July 16 – 20. Tuition is $240. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due with the application and is applied towards tuition. A 10% discount is applied toward tuition when paid in full by May 20. Fairy Tale Dance Camp is for children ages 5 -9 years old. Classes will include ballet, jazz, modern dance, flamenco, crafts, and acting. Each week, activities will be centered on a different fairy tale with an emphasis on development of coordination, music appreciation, and performing abilities. Each session is 9am – noon. Monday through Friday. July 9 -27. Cost per session is $150. $30 non-refundable deposit is due with application, which is applied toward tuition. 10% Discount for each additional session and receive an additional 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 20. Ballet Intensive is a two-week program (June 18 – June 29) for pre-professional ballet dancers to further develop their artistry and technique. Guest master teachers will inspire and challenge the dancers with daily ballet technique and pointe classes as well as expand their knowledge through variations and cross training with modern and stretch and strength classes. For ages 10 and up. Cost is $605 for the full Workshop or $385 for one week. $75 non-refundable deposit is due with application which is applied toward tuition. 10% early payment discount when paid in full by May 20 (*only applicable for full workshop pricing). Boys’ tuition 1/2 off & no early payment discount. Bates Premier Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu, 3880 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. C, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-985-9091; Email: batespremiertkd@yahoo.com; Web site: batespremiertkd.com; Contact: Coach Chee. Bates Premier Taekwondo & Jiu Jitsu offers classes for ages 2-adult. Our monthly tuition includes unlimited taekwondo belt classes, jiu jitsu belt classes and circuit fitness classes offered 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. We have a special Little Braves program for ages 2-4. Parents and their children can train together and enjoy the same sport. We focus on family, fitness and fun! Martial Arts training emphasizes mental focus, respect, discipline, self control, hard work, flexibility, agility, speed, endurance, strength and stamina. No contracts! Free trial class. BeGreaterThanAverage Robotics and STEM Camps, 6391 Roadrunner Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87144; Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: sagruenig@aol.com; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Shelly Gruenig, CEO. AWARDED TOP 5 SUMMER CAMPS! Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps, workshops and enrichment programs for kids 6 and older in Abq, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and other locations. Media Arts, Stop-Motion Animation, Robots, Minecraft, Programming, Computer Aided Design all taught through hands-on experiences where student learn using a peer mentoring model that is highly effective and powerful for learning, as well as fun and exciting for students. Blackman Martial Arts Academy’s Summer Program, 9900 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. B, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-856-5616; Email: BlackmanTKD@aol.com; Web site: BlackmanTKD.com; Contact: Rebecca Bogolub, General Manager. Ages 3-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’ Summer Program. Daytime and evening class times available, Official Martial Arts Uniform, Break a real board and earn a White Belt. Space is limited, pre-register by April 30 to guarantee enrollment. 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. Bosque School Summer, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: zach.lang@bosqueschool.org; Web site: bosqueschool.org/Summer_Camps.aspx; Contact: Zach Lang, Bosque Summer Director. Bosque Summer is an exciting summer full of creative, flexible, and engaging programs for students in grades 1-12. Most Bosque Summer programs

are 1-week, full-day schedules (8:30am-3:30pm) with many class options throughout the day. Before and aftercare programs are available. Bosque Summer is flexible and individualized per family and student. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico, 3333 Truman St. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-881-0777; Email: admin@bgccnm.org; Web site: bgccnm.org; Contact: Chazz Peterson, Albuquerque Unit Director - Stephen Williamson, Rio Rancho Unit Director. Breakfast/Lunch Included, Educational Field Trips, Indoor/Outdoor Fun, Make New Friends! Spots Fill Up Fast! Club members learn leadership skills, explore career opportunities, and become healthy individuals who are ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. Camp Invention, Various locations throughout NM. Phone: 800-968-4332; Email: campinvention@invent.org; Web site: campinvention.org; Contact: Customer Relations. Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows children in kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having Fun! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around — National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy, design a robotic dog and diagnose puppy problems, explore sensors by designing tracks for an Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces, and build Cake Catapults! Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up. Visit our website or call to register. Use promo code RegCamp25 to save $25 (expires 3/23) and RegCamp15 to save $15 (expires 5/4). Children's Choice Enrichment Camps, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark - Office Coordinator. Ages 6-12. Weeklong Enrichment Camps, 9:30am - 3:30pm (Before and After care available for free 7am - 9:30am, 3:30pm - 6pm) to register go to Web site or call. $174/week Early Bird Registration before 4/13/18. $184/week after 4/13/18. June 4-8 Theater (6-8) Heather Yeo; June 11-15 Sports (6-8) Angela McBride & Harry Potter (9-12) Heather Yeo; June 18-22 Art (6-8) Kendyl Tucker & Sports (9-12) Angela McBride; June 2529 Sports (6-8) Angela McBride & Film (9-12) Chris Walsh; July 9-13 Science (6-12) Britt Portman; July 16-20 Action Arcade (6-8) Rusty Rutherford & Cooking (9-12) Kendyl Tucker; July 23-27 Trashion (6-8) Lila Martinez & Action Arcade (9-12) Rusty Rutherford; July 30-Aug. 3 Trashion (9-12) Lila Martinez. Best of The City Best Summer Camp - ABQ the Magazine. Children's Choice Summer Camp, 10601 Lomas Blvd. NE, Ste. 101, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-296-2880; Email: info@childrens-choice.org; Web site: childrens-choice.org; Contact: Mark - Office Coordinator. Ages 5-12. Field Trips, Enrichment Activities, Swimming, Clubs. Monday - Friday, 7am - 6pm, May 29 Aug. 10, $135/week. Early Bird Registration $145/week after 4/13/18. 3-day option available at select schools $115/week before 4/13/18, $125/week after 4/13/18. Locations: Bandelier Elementary, Double Eagle Elementary, Inez Elementary, North Star Elementary, Sombra Del Monte Elementary. COA After School Recognition; CYFD 5-Star Rated; Best of The City - Summer Camp - ABQ the Magazine. Congregation Albert Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-0306. Email: ecc@congregationalbert.org; Web site: congregationalbert.org; Contact: Dale Sides Cooperman, ECC Coordinator/Director. The Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp for ages 2-7 brings learning outside! Explore and discover environmental themes through science, art and literacy. Garden, play with old friends and make new ones in the warm New Mexico sun. Session I: June 4 – June 30, Session 2: July 2 – July 27. Hours: 9am – 1pm or 9am – 3pm. Mon/Wed/Fri or Mon-Fri options available. $50 non-refundable deposit. Call or check our website to learn more about our camp and our FOCUS 5 Star pre-school and kindergarten. Come learn, play and grow with us! All faiths and families welcome. Bring lunch. Ask about our sibling discount. Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool, 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-266-0155, ext. 110; Email: preschool@bnaiisrael-nm.org; Contact: Samantha Newcomb - Preschool Director. The Adventure Is Here: Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool offers an engaging play-based program. Ages 18 months – 2nd grade. Our Summer Camp offers two sessions. Session I (June 4-June 29) - Trek on a Jungle Safari and Session II (July 2- July 31)- Ship through the Sahara. Join us on the adventure. continued on page 52

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Dance Theatre Southwest’s Dance New Mexico Advanced/Intermediate Summer Intensive, Young Dancers Intensive, and Kidz Dance Camps, 3805 Academy Parkway South NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Email: dancetheatresouthwest@gmail.com; Web site: dtsw.com; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells or Jordan Slocum. Three distinctly different programs for dancers of all ages: 1) Dance New Mexico Intensive for Advanced/Intermediate levels that includes Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Conditioning, Kinesiology, Musical Theater, Partnering/Pas de Duex, and more for three weeks in June. 2) Young Dancers Intensive for ages 8-14 with the same curriculum as Dance New Mexico, including beginning partnering, except for the addition of special pre-pointe classes for the younger less experienced attendees to be held in both June and July. 3) Four weeks of fun Kidz Camps for ages 3-8 with different themes each week spread out through June/July. The exact dates and guest faculty for each will be available April 1, so email or call for more information.

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Travel the world this summer at Menaul School’s Panther Camp! Our mission is to provide Albuquerque families an affordable and well-rounded day camp experience. • For children entering grades 1-6 this fall. • $190/week (includes lunch, snacks, and field trips) • Week long sessions in June and July • M-F, 8am-4pm, aftercare until 5:30pm

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Explora Camps Excite Summer Learning! 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Abq NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341 Web site: explora.us. Contact: Reservations Manager, email: reservations@explora.us Registration is now open for Week-long Summer Camps Grades PreK-12. June 4–Aug. 10: Book early as spaces fill fast. Explora camps offer a fun way for kids to get their hands into chemistry, biology, art, engineering, physics, and a whole lot more. Your child can be a rocket designer, nature illustrator, chemistry chef, forensic investigator, escape room designer, magnet scientist, print maker, computer programmer, or another kind of adventurer! Morning, afternoon, or stay-the-day options; dozens of different topics and activities; optional before and after care. For Ages 12-15: Be a Summer Youth Apprentice: Explore science, engineering, and technology through hands-on activities and field trips, gain leadership skills helping with summer camps. Call 224-8320 or email spratt@explora.us to apply. Sessions offered are June 4-22 or July 9-27. Explora also offers May 28-June 1 Camps for children with Autism Ages 5-10 and Companion Camp for Siblings and Friends who have completed grades K, 1, 2, 3, or 4. At Explora, we've got parties down to a science! Host your next birthday party or other party at Explora, and choose a fun learning activity for the guests. Visit our web site to get details on other cool events at Explora for kids - and adults - of all ages! Fishback Studio Summer Dance, 4529 Eubank Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-8828; Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice.net; Web site: fishbackstudio.com; Contact: Kathie Anthony - Director. Fishback Studio of the Dance SUMMERDANCE: Classes June 5 –July 14. PreKinder dance ages 3, 4, 5. Childteen-adult: jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern, danceteam technique, contemporary & Scottish. Our special Performing Arts Workshop for ages 6 1/2 thru teen, 4 weeks/4hours per week (Tue/Thu), includes cheer, singing, modeling, theater, jazz, ballet, tap and acrobatics. For adults, we also offer Swing, Salsa and More for 6 weeks – meets Thursdays 7:30pm, starts June 7. Call, email or stop by to register. Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Discovery Kids, 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-344-7240; Email: kpink@theaskacademy.org; Web site: naturediscovery.org; Contact: Krista Pink, Director. Starting June 11 and running through the week of July 23, Monday-Thursday, 9:00-11:30am, ages 5-11. Led by certified teachers, each session explores the wonders of the Nature Center – combining nature walks, games, inside/outside activities and learning scientific data collection. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch: Animal Life and Farm Life Camps, 1500 Sea Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87174. Phone: 719-464-1140; Email: info@ggyr.org or becky@ggyr.org; Web site: ggyr.org; Contact: Becky Panaccione - GGYR Camp Administrator. Weekly Camps June 11-July 26, Monday-Thursday from 9am-1pm $150/kid weekly - sibling and promotional discounts! Featuring two exciting day camps for kids ages 4-11 years old, Animal Life and Farm Life are educational, interactive and fun camps that provide opportunities for kids to learn about animals and farming. Camps include hands-on activities and crafts led by our very own Junior Leaders at our working ranch. Bottle feed calves, milk goats, grow a garden, learn about beekeeping, hold baby chicks, work with butterflies, and learn about food sources. Camps are broken into 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds. Registration opens March 1 at ggyr.org. Growing Stage, 6909 Menaul Blvd. NE, Ste. G, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-2881205; Email: classes@thegrowingstage.com; Web site: thegrowingstage.com; Contact: Zoey Reese, Education Director. Theatre Camps: One-week theatre camps for ages 7 & up. Kids learn stage skills, play theatre games and work together to create a show. Monday - Friday from 9am to 3:30pm and culminate with a show for family and friends. May 29 - June 1 ($200), June 4 - 8 ($250), July 30 - Aug. 3 ($250) and Aug. 6 - 10 ($250). Space is limited. Tiny Tots Camps: Designed to encourage and involve our youngest performers in musical theatre. Classes meet every day for one week, and we use the time to dance, sing,


Albuquerque engage in play-acting, storytelling, crafts, and more! June 11 - 15, June 25 - 29 and July 16 - 20. Classes for ages 3-4 meet from 9-9:45am and cost $60. Classes for ages 5-6 meet from 10-11am and cost $80. Summer Intensives: Our awardwinning Summer Intensives are our most popular classes! These camps focus on all the skills needed to put on a musical. Students enrich and expand their acting, vocal, and dance skills in a group environment, and work towards a final showcase at the end of each session, that is shared with family and friends. Every child performs a part in the show, with a unique and important role in the class and the show. The product is always wonderful, but our classes focus on the process, and having fun! Session 1: June 11 - 22, ages 7-18, $590. Session 2: June 25 - July 13, ages 12-18 teens only! $770. Session 3: July 16 - 27, ages 718, $590. Space is limited, these classes fill up early! Harwood Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-242-6367; Email: info@harwoodartcenter.org; Web site: harwoodartcenter.org; Contact: Dani Belvin, Programs & Education Coordinator. Harwood Art Center, located in downtown Albuquerque, offers multi-disciplinary summer arts programs for youth in grades 1-9. Harwood’s summer programing fosters creativity and curiosity in young artists of all skill levels. We offer four twoweek sessions throughout June and July with full and half day options. At Harwood Summer Art Camp, students will immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They will experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and dance, imaginations are unleashed. Summer Art Camp opens doors to new experiences and creative innovation, engaging students in the visual and performing arts. Choose an adventure your children will remember for years to come! Register at harwoodartcenter.org. Session 1: June 4 - 15, Session 2: June 18 – 29, Session 3: July 2 – 13, (no camp Mon, July 4), Session 4: July 16 - 27. Full day (9am - 4pm): $475, Half day (9am -noon or 12:30pm 4pm): $275. 10% Family Membership Discounts Available/Ask About Financial Support. Hit or Miss Archery Youth Camp, 2801 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Ste. D. Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-200-9650; Email: hitormissarchery@yahoo.com; Web site: hitormissarchery.com. Youth camp is two classes a week for six weeks. Each class is one hour long. Hope Christian School Summer Day Camp, 8005 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-821-2513; Email: admissions@hcsnm.org; Web site: hcsnm.org; Contact: Gwen Hughes, Admissions Director. Hope Christian School offers a Summer Day Camp for Elementary students, 5 years of age entering Kindergarten thru 5th grade, and a Mid-School Summer Day Camp for students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade during the months of June and July (closed July 4th). Activities include swimming, field trips, Bible stories, sports, music and arts & crafts. Information regarding the camp and registration forms will be available approximately March 15. Contact the Admissions Office at 505821-2513. Space is limited. Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Web site: huntingtonhelps.com. Grades: K-12; Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5-17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test 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. Immanuel Lutheran School Summer Program, 300 Gold SE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-243-5665; Email: ilpkids@gmail.com; Web site: immanuelabq.org; Contact: Becky, Ingrid or Karen - Teachers. Immanuel Lutheran Summer Program is open to children 2-12 years of age. We are open June 4 - Aug. 3 from 7am-5:30pm, (M-F). For children 3 and up, we offer field trips 3 times a week. We also have art and cooking activities for all ages. Instituto Cervantes at the NHCC, 1701 4th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505724-4777; Email: adxabq@cervantes.es; Web site: albuquerque.cervantes.es; Contact: Esmeralda Mustain, Academic & Administrative Assistant. Our Spanish Immersion Camp is held in July. Registration starts March 1. Kay's All Swim School, 9737 4th St. NW, Abq NM 87114. Web site: KaysAllSwimSchool.com. Kay's All Swim School provides excellent personalized swim instruction for infants, children & adults. The water is always warm in an enclosed, chlorine-free, 100 percent UV-protected pool. When your children are ready to receive the best in swim instruction take them to Kay's! Swim Lessons Save Lives!

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Karma Tutoring Summer Reading Camp, 526 Española St. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-256-9559; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: Karma Tutoring.org; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director. Karma Tutoring’s Summer reading camp is back and bigger than ever. New larger location for Summer sessions! Sign up now for June and July, ages 5-12, hours 9-11:30am, Monday– Thursday. That’s 10 hours of Reading Fun every week. Our regular after school and Saturday sessions are also available, and suitable for all ages/ subjects. Make this the summer that your child learns to read, or jumps ahead. “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” is a nationally acclaimed, phonics based, total language arts program. It is affordable, fun, predictable and parent training is always included. Plus NOW at Karma Tutoring you pay what you can afford. Registration fee includes materials and testing. Fees can be paid monthly or weekly, and morning camp sessions are the same price as our regular group session fee! Every child deserves to know how to read.

noor.com; Contact: Oscar Sosa, Lil' Kickers Coordinator. Camp runs June 4-Aug. 3. 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. Classes are offered Mon-Sat, 18 months-9 years old, morning and afternoon classes. $16.50/class or $14.50/class if paid in full. You can find our Spring class schedule online. Liz Sanchez Stables Horse Camp, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107. Phone: 505-898-1810; Web site: lizsanchezstables.com; Contact: Liz Sanchez. Weekly Trot to the Top Summer Riding Camp sessions–better than ever! Sessions are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm, June 4 to Aug 10. Extended hours available for additional fee. Children ages 5-15 come for a week or for the summer! Liz says, “It’s all about kids. They learn to be the best they can be.” Monday is Registration Day. Campers receive T-shirts & water bottles. Thursday is Photo Day. We are starting a Photo CD/Book for ongoing students as a history of their horseriding. Friday is Horse Show & Grooming Contest Day. At lunchtime campers relax in the whirlpool. At week’s end there’s a Graduation Ceremony & certificates are passed out. Quality before/after care available. Kids can give the horses a bubble bath! Group & private riding lessons available year round for all ages. Learn how to care, groom, communicate & ride. English & Western style available. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Visa/Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.”

Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts Summer Dance Camps, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Email: Haley@KeshetArts.org; Web site: keshetarts.org/dance/dance-education/#take-a-class. Contact: Haly Etlantus Shaffer, Student Information Manager. Campers will perform short pieces for family and friends at the conclusion of every camp! No experience necessary. *$25 Early Bird Discount prior to April 1. June 4-8, 8:30am-4pm; $250, Ballet & Contemporary (ages 6-14). Build the foundations of dance, plus choreography, a little bit of dance history and some arts and crafts. June 11-15, 8:30am-4pm; $250. Jazz and Hip Hop (ages 6-14). June 18-22, 10am3pm (ages 8-18), Cost: $50 – Scholarships are available, this camp is supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation Adaptive Dance Camp. Designed for dancers with varying levels of physical and developmental abilities. No previous dance experience necessary. Classes are focused primarily on Lobo Aquatics Club, 1 University of dance, but campers also will learn about New Mexico, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: elements of theatre, music and perform505-417-7807; Email: ance production. Campers will take ballet, coachdforbes@aol.com; Web site: swimcontemporary, jazz, hip hop and musical lobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head theater. June 25-29, 8:30am-4pm; $250, Coach. A USAS year-round competitive Musical Theater Workshop (ages 6-14). swim program for ages 6 and up. Build a show! Daily studio instruction in Practices begin at 4pm each day and jazz dance, plus singing and acting, design tryouts are welcome year around. costumes and sets, and a bit of dance and theater history. July 9-13, 8:30am-4pm; Brothers Nick (bass) and Josh (vocals) and Ryan (drums) and Andrew (guitar) comMad Hatter School of Music, 5405 prise Rock 101 Music Academy’s double-brother quartet "Brotron." Courtesy photo. $250, Dance Camp Re-Mix (ages 6-14). White Reserve Ave SW/1020 Edith SE, During this fast-paced camp, dancers will Abq, NM 87105. Phone: 505-831-7818; learn a little bit of a lot of dance styles including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Email: instrumentlady24@gmail.com; Web site: madhatterlady24.wix.com/musicHip Hop and Musical Theater. July 16-20, 8:30am-4pm; $250, **NEW Young school; Contact: Anna Luthi (The Mad Hatter!), Director. Introductory program Choreographers (ages 8-18). Geared towards young creative minds who want to for people with little to some experience with instruments for a half-day or learn more about the art of making dances. Dancers will learn basic improvisawhole day 9-11:30am/1-3:30pm, two weeklong sessions. Bring your own lunch. tional skills, choreography techniques as well as exploring collaborations with $30 a day or $150 for the week per student (if there are multiple students in one others. July 23-27, 9am-noon; $180, Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5). A halffamily please discuss with Director). Registration fee is $10 per student (oneday camp designed just for the youngest dancers. Dancers will take Ballet, time fee for the whole summer). Contemporary, and Jazz classes. July 23-27, noon-4pm; $180 Behind the Scenes: Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) Hands-on experience in technical theatre & Manzano Day School’s Summer Discovery Program, 1801 Central Ave. NW, stage production including lighting and sound design, stage management, proAbq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659, x307; Email: duction management and costume design. Discounts for multiple camps. klaffler@manzanodayschool.org; Web site: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Extended Hours packages and Day Rates available. July 30-Aug, 3, 9am-1pm, Keith Laffler, MDS Summer Discovery Program Director. Summer Discovery: June Keshet Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10-adult) $180. Designed for motivated 4 – July 13. The Summer Discovery program ignites the joy of learning in young and experienced dancers. Daily classes in contemporary, ballet, jazz and hip children. Manzano Day School’s playful environment stimulates critical and crehop, refining technique. Dancers must have significant prior training in contemative thinking in its participants. It is a 6-week program that offers students porary and/or ballet. This is a great way to kick of the 2018-2019 pre-profesexperiences with math, reading, cooking, water play, on-site guest visitors, offsional training season! Ask about group rates and bring your whole team! site field trips, art, gardening, movement and dance and world studies. Summer Discovery is open to all children from the Albuquerque area ages 3 and 1/2 Learners Chess Academy Summer Camps, Abq and Rio Rancho locations, 11 years old. Children are guided through exploring, experimenting and probUNM School of Law (north campus), 1117 Stanford Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87106 and lem-solving, thus providing unlimited opportunities to gain confidence and FBCRR Education Center, 3906 19th Ave. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505experience success. Each summer session teacher is highly trained to guide this 369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact: learning process by fostering each child’s talents, personality and skill-level. Lisa - Executive Assistant to Executive Director. Fun and enriching weeklong Classes are small to provide individualized attention. Manzano Day School’s chess camps for chess students of all skill levels! Come join our experienced educational philosophy inspires excitement for self-discovery and the developand engaging chess coaches for an unforgettable and educational summer expement of life-long learners. The Summer Discovery’s academic focus is on rience! 10 weeks available. Come as many weeks as you like or need. Half-days preparing children for the grade they will be entering for the upcoming school & early/late drop off/pick up available! year. Teachers and assistants work to bridge gaps between grades. The Apple Seeds program introduces the excitement of learning through hands-on activiLil’ Kickers Summer Camp, 1311 Cuesta Arriba Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: ties, movement, daily themes, cooking and exploration. A 3-day & 5-Day 505-266-3653; Email: oscar@internationalindoor.com; Web site: internationaliProgram is offered for the Apple Seeds age group. (Must be 3 ½ years old

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Albuquerque and potty trained by March 31) The Apple Blossoms (entering 1st graders) program inspires critical and creative thinking through thematic problem-solving, hands-on activities, cooking and community service projects. The Red & Green Apples (entering 2nd & 3rd graders) program stimulates self-discovery and logical thinking through experimentation, problem-solving application of knowledge & skills, cooking and community building. The Gala & Cameo Apples (entering 4th & 5th graders) program provides problem-solving experiences that will be used to promote collaboration, communication, critical-thinking skills, creativity, and compassion. Cooking lessons and activities are also integrated into the curriculum. Students will also work together to create and perform a play. Before- and after-care is available for an additional charge. Mark Kistler’s Fine Arts Summer Camps, 3 New Mexico Locations. Christ Lutheran Church, 7701 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 88201. Eastgate Church, 12120 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87123. Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd., Rosewell, NM 87123. Email: Info@markkistler.com; Web site: MarkKistler.com; Contact: Amanda Fuhrmann, Summer Camp Registar; Phone: 800-431-6829. America’s 1980’s Pop Art Icon is returning to Albuquerque to teach Summer Fine Arts Camps! Emmy Award Winner Mark Kistler is returning with his troup of Amazing Art Teachers. July 18-21 in Albuquerque and July 9-12 in Roswell will feature Mark Kistler personally teaching daily dynamic drawing in 3-D adventures! From Sharks and mermaids, to drawing dinosaurs, space aliens, robots, Ninja Squirrels and so much more! All art supplies are included. Parents are Free and welcome to participate. Class times: 9am-10am ages 6-7, 10:15am-11:15am ages 8-16, 11:30am - 12:30pm ages 8-16, 12:45pm - 1:45pm ages 816. Cost: $99 and up. July 30-Aug. 3 in Albuquerque. Full Day Fine Arts Camp. For ages 6-16, 9am - 4pm daily. $199. All Art Campers will have the thrill of experiencing all subjects by nationally recognized artists. Claymation! Advanced Puppetry! Drama! Musical Theater! Drawing! Painting! Pop Art Art! 5 full days of awesome art adventures. Sign up today.

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lunch, snacks, and field trips). Week-long sessions in June and July, Monday thru Friday, 8am to 4pm, after-care until 5:30pm. What Makes Panther Camp Different: Christian daily devotionals and weekly community service projects. Creative weekly themes designed to explore different aspects of the world using educational activities, games, art, stories and more. Adult to camper ratio of 1:10. A scholarship fund that provides partial financial assistance to Albuquerque families. Montessori ONE Preschool Academy, 9350-9360 Holly Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-822-5150; Email: director@montessorione.net; Web site: montessorione.net; Contact: Tina Patel, Founder/Director. Montessori ONE offers a year-round program that runs August through July. Families registering for the new school year, have the option of starting their children early in May, June, or July to ensure the students can acclimate to their new environment. Summer enrollment is only available to those families who also register for the upcoming school year. NDI New Mexico’s Early Steps and Arts in Motion Summer Dance Camps at The Hiland, 4800 Central Ave. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-3400200; Email: lgarcia@ndi-nm.org; Web site: ndi-nm.org; Contact: Lizeth Garcia, The Hiland Producer. Summer dance camps in June and July for children ages 3 to 18. All levels welcome. Please review options online, and contact us for availability and placement. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Science is Everywhere Camp, 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-245-2137; Email: info@nuclearmuseum.org; Web site: nuclearmuseum.org; Contact: Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education. For children who are 6 to 12 years old. These themed, weeklong camps will take place May 29 - Aug. 10, and they are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. Camps run Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm, with before- and after-care starting at 8am and closing at 5pm. Sessions include "Spy Kids," "Code of the Robot," "Beakers, Bubbles, & ReActions," "Space Explorers," "Movie Magic" and many more! The New Mexico Ballet Company, 10410 Comanche Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-292-4245; Web site: newmexicoballetcompany.com. In June, kick start your child's summer with a two-week workshop specifically designed to bring out the performer in them. In July, continue their training in the evenings with classes for all ages and levels including ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tap. Summer session will conclude in August with our summer intensive featuring instruction by one of New York City Ballet's finest dancers. See you in class! New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s Camp Bee-Jammin', 11800 Princess Jeanne NE, (Public Academy for Performing Arts), Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-255-9798; Email: debbie@nmjazz.org; Web site: nmjazz.org; Contact: Debbie Dobson, Camp Director. Jam Band*Hip Hop*Studio Art*Drumming*Drama*Singing* and more! Camp is for kids 6-10, June 4-15, M-F 9am-2:30pm. Early Bird until 3/16/2018 is $309. After that date price is $340. This fun, engaging camp is taught by local professional musicians and artists dedicated to creating positive experiences in the arts for young people. Final performances on 6/15 for family and friends! New Mexico Jazz Workshop’s Rock Explosion, 11800 Princess Jeanne NE, (Public Academy for Performing Arts), Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-255-9798; Email: debbie@nmjazz.org; Web site: nmjazz.org; Contact: Debbie Dobson, Camp Director. Rock Explosion! A Rock Camp for kids 10-13. June 4-15, M-F 9am-12:15. The newest addition to the NMJW lineup. This camp is for kids who want to learn to play and sing like a Rock Star! No experience needed, just the desire to make music and have Fun! Camp is taught by the coolest professional musicians with extensive experience. Final performance showing off new skills on 6/15 for friends and Family! Early Bird cost prior to 3/16/18 $299. After that date, $320. New Mexico School of Music, 136-J Washington St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-3474; Email: music@nmschoolofmusic.com; Web site: nmschoolofmusic.com; Contact: Tatiana Vetrinskaya. New Mexico School of Music offers exciting music summer camps and classes for children K-12 as well as early childhood program, Music FunTime and Suzuki Violin, for children 2 - 6 years old. New Mexico Sports & Wellness’s Summer Blast! Camp, 7120 Wyoming NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-857-0123; Email: skouri@wellbridge.com; Web site: sportsandwellness.com; Contact: Suzi Kouri, Program Director. Ages: 3-15; nonmembers welcome. Dates: May 29-Aug 10; Hours: 9am-4:30pm with free before and after care available. Join us for 11 weeks of summer adventure! From sport specific training and 2 hours of swimming each day, to arts & crafts and just plain fun – we have something for every age, interest and skill level. Activities include: swimming lessons, personal training, basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, arts & crafts and music through movement. Exciting weekly field trips

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and special events based on Wild West, Time Travel and Water World themes. Summer starts here, Stays here, Plays here! Costs: Register on or before March 31 for $170/week. Register on or after April 1: Member: 180/week, Non-member: $200/week. Counselors are CPR/AED certified. Brochure Available. New Mexico Young Actors’ Summer Theater Workshop, 2701 San Pedro Dr. NE, Ste. 21, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-821-8055; Email: info@nmyoungactors.org; Web site: nmyoungactors.org; Contact: Paul Bower, Executive Director. Join our popular Musical Theatre class or take Drama I in our annual intensive summer workshop, Monday through Thursday for four weeks in June. Musical Theatre, 1:00–3:30 ($410); Drama I, 3:30–5:30 ($330), or both ($590). For children and youth, ages 9–19. Opera Unlimited Summer Opera Day Camp, 13512 Osage Orange Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-822-0849; Email: choffman9@comcast.net; Web site: opera-unlimited.com/Summer_Day_Camp_Info.html; Contact: Cy Hoffman, Director. Our 18th annual summer day camp. Weekday afternoons 1-4pm from June 5-July 6. For all school-age children. Culminates in a fully-staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience at the Highland High School Performing Arts Center. Tuition: $100 for the entire camp. Painted Iguana Art Classes: Painting Picasso Art! 142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601; Email: paintediguana@gmail.com; Web site: paintediguana.com; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator. Come join our young painting Picassos as a painting we will 'Van Gogh' again this summer! Fill your home with acrylic art painted by your littles. The Summer program offers customized & encouraging art studio instruction just for kids, ages 6-16. We learn sketching skills, color mixing, brush use and more. However, come for the fun & new friendships. Two-week sessions run consecutively beginning June 4 through the end of July. Each session has a new theme & painting – & different every year. Attend once a week during the two-week session. Choose to attend M-Tu-W OR TH, for a two-hour class, in the AM or PM. COST: $60 per two-week session. Register for one, some, or all four sessions. Schedule & session themes are available on the website. Come see why art is truly the adventure kids never want to end! Pando Little School’s Preschool Summer Camp, 3538 Anderson Ave. SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-585-1259; Email: melissa@pandoschool.com; Web site: pandoschool.com/summer-program; Contact: Melissa Scott, Director. Pique your child’s curiosity with Pando Little School’s preschool summer camp! Our two sessions focus on tinkering with tools, playing with ideas and exploring recycled materials. Each 4-week-long camp is facilitated by 3 educators and capped at 12 children. These low ratios ensure that your child has the emotional and intellectual support they need to make exciting new connections. Session A: The Simple Pleasures of Simple Machines June 4 to June 29. M-F, 8am to 4pm. Session B: Adventure Storytelling, July 9 to Aug. 3, M-F, 8am to 4pm. Multiple enrollment options starting as low as $400/session. Rock 101 NM Music Academy Summer Sessions, 9315 Candelaria Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-203-7391; Email: Rock101nm@gmail.com; Web site: rock101nm.com, Contact: Kevin Herig, Director. The Rock 101 Summer Sessions aim to empower youth through music. Small group lessons, guest band performances, specialty workshops such as songwriting and recording, will help you gear up to perform a concert with your own band. Seasoned musicians and beginners alike can rock out on vocals, guitar, drums, piano, ukulele, and bass. Day Camps available for ages 4-17. Join us for our 8th Annual Rock 101 Summer Sessions! St. John's United Methodist Church Pool Party VBS, 2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-9717, ext. 133; Email: bspletzer@stjohns-abq.org; Web site: stjohns-abq.org; Contact: Brandie Spletzer-Director of Children and Family Ministries. Make a splash with Jesus! St. John’s United Methodist Church is hosting a VBS full of fun for children ages 3 through rising 6th grade. Pool Party VBS will be held June 19-22, 9am - 12:30pm at St.John's. Each day, kids will learn how God can do amazing things through us, that he wants to have a friendship with us, and that he loves us no matter what! We will sing, create, dance and play while learning how God is always there for us! VBS is $15 per child, and includes a camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Open to all children age 3 and up. Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly. Go to stjohns-abq.org to register online, or get a printable registration form. St. John's United Methodist Church S.M.A.R.T. Camp, 2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-9717; Email: newsound@stjohns-abq.org; Web site: stjohns-abq.org; Contact: Shea Perry or Therese Macali – Children's Music Directors. SMART Camp! Our annual Summer Music, Art, Rhythm and Theater (SMART) Camp is July 16-20. The camp is for rising 1st–6th graders and is continued on page 58


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Albuquerque 2018 School-Age Summer Camp

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All Meals Included

All Meals Included

FREE Summer Camp Gear

FREE Summer Camp Gear

T-shirt, Hat & Water Bottle with Registration

T-shirt, Hat & Hydration Pack with Registration

Where the Wild Things Are ($550)

Best of the Best ($550)

Splash and Dash ($575)

To the Extreme ($575)

June 4th—15th, 2018

June 18th—29th, 2018

June 4th—15th, 2018

June 18th—29th, 2018

Is nature your thing? Then you’ll love exploring Soda Dam, Battleship Rock, Villanueva & the Sandia Peak Tram to name a few!

Are you a sports fan? Then don’t miss out as we take in an Isotopes Baseball Game, Bike along the Rio Grande & try our hand at Archery!

Ready to cool off? Check out this camp where we try out Paddle Boarding, Kayaking & visit the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM!

Like testing limits? Join us as we Race around an Indoor Karting Track, Walk on Stilts with Wise Fool & Visit the Escape Room!

Summer Camp Mash-Up ($250): July 2, 3, 5, 6 Under the Sea ($550)

Destination Unknown ($550)

Summer Camp Mash-Up ($250): July 2, 3, 5, 6 Off The Grid ($575)

Get in the Game ($575)

July 9th—20th, 2018

July 23rd— August 3rd, 2018

July 9th—20th, 2018

July 23rd— August 3rd, 2018

Enjoy splashing around? Then join us as we Kayak with Quiet Waters, hang out at Santa Rosa Lake & spend the day at Cliff’s Water Mania!

Up for an adventure? Then join us for Horseback Riding, a trip up north to explore Meow Wolf, Rocket Launching & so much more!

Sports enthusiast? Then you can’t miss out as we play sand volleyball, go BMX Biking, try our hand at Archery & experience Crossfit!

Time to venture outside? Then you will love exploring Columbine Campground, Nambe Falls & Visiting El Morro National Monument!

Registration Opens to the Community April 2nd, 2018 Call 505.277.3365 or Visit childcare.unm.edu for More Information

Registration Opens to the Community April 2nd, 2018 Call 505.277.3365 or Visit childcare.unm.edu for More Information

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open to all of the performers in the community. The camp will be 9am-1pm here at St. John's. After-care is available for a small additional fee, pre-registration is required. During the day, the children will follow a fast-paced and fun rotation of sessions in various musical activities, including vocal, instrumental, creative movement, drama and art. During the week, children will prepare a musical to be presented at the end of camp on Friday. There is a fee for this program and scholarships are available. Register early, reduced rates end June 22nd! Enrollment is limited and camp fills up quickly. Registration forms are available throughout the church or online at stjohns-abq.org. St. Luke Preschool Summer Camp, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-292-8812; Email: stlukesc@thuntek.net; Web site: stlukepreschool.org; Contact: Lori Erven, Director. St. Luke Preschool, a 5-Star, NAEYC accredited faith-based school celebrating 60+ years, offers school year programs, summer camps, and a.m. and p.m. extended care for our students. We are open from 7am - 6pm. Our Summer Camp has 3, 3-week consecutive sessions. Session 1: May 29-June 15 (Science Explorers); Session 2: June 18-July 6 (Going Buggy/ Kinder Jump Start); and Session 3: July 9-July 27 (Water Adventure Bible Stories). We provide a safe and nurturing environment that enables and encourages children to learn through developmentally appropriate play and instruction while developing a life-long love of learning. Children grow and learn through active, hands-on play that is open-ended and process oriented. See our web site for pre-registration forms, fees, and policies. Spaces are limited – enroll now for Summer Camp and Fall 2018! Sandia Acrobatic Gymnastics Academy’s Summer-Sault Day Camp, 3400 Candelaria Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-884-6949; Email: info@sagagym.com; Web site: sagagymnastics.com; Contact: Office Staff. Join us for a summer of fun! Our summer camp is full of fun field trips, crafting, gymnastics and much more! Lasting nine weeks, you'll never have a dull moment. Morning and afternoon snacks are included. Camp activities are scheduled Monday-Friday from 9am4:30pm for just $175 per week. Extended care hours are available for an additional fee. Ages 6-12 are welcome to join in on the fun!

camps; Contact: Bryan Pletta, President. Experience the adventure of rock climbing this summer! Our one-to-six instructor-to-student ratio insures that your child will receive personal attention to help them learn the basics of climbing in a fun and supportive setting. Lil’ Lemurs is for kids ages 6 to 8 with a cost of $149.95, Spider Monkeys is for kids ages 8 to 11 with a cost of $219.95. Our more advanced Wall Crawlers program is for ages 11 to 13 with a cost of $199.95 and includes a Tram ride and outdoor field trip to the Crest on the final day. Sign up by April 30 to receive our early registration 10% discount. There are six sessions for our Lil’ Lemurs program. Sessions run from 9am-noon on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two week sessions start on June 4 and 5 and July 9, 10, 23 and 24. There are five sessions for our Spider Monkeys program. Choose from either a 9am-noon session or 1pm to 4pm session. All sessions meet for two weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting on June 4, June 18, July 9, and July 23. We have three Wall Crawlers camps for the older kids; choose from either June 5–14, July 10–19, or July 24–Aug. 2. These two-week programs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4pm for the first 3 sessions with a full day field trip outdoors on the final day from 9am to 4pm. Sunset Mesa Preschool Summer Zone, 2900 Morris St. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-298-7626; Web site: sunset-mesa.com; Contacts: Renee Humphrey or Heather Fowler, Preschool Office Assistants. Join the magic and adventure of our Preschool Summer Zone for children ages 2 1/2 to 6. Exciting full and half day programs, with before and after care available. Enter our "Summer Zone" for preschoolers, with class choices such as: The ABC’s of STEM, Gardening and STEM Adventures, Games Galore, and Around the World in Twenty Days. Preschool Summer Zone runs four weeks, June 4 through June 29, from 9am to 3:30pm. Children enrolled for a full day should bring a morning and afternoon snack, water bottle, lunch, and a drink. Talin Market World Food Kids' Cooking Classes, 88 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-268-0206; Email: customerservice@talinmarket.com; Web site: talinmarket.com; Contact: Customer Service. Cooking classes tailored for ages 5 and up this summer. Each class covers a specific geographical region, with age-appropriate cultural lessons, and hands-on cooking. Learn about different countries and the foods they eat to expand young minds and palates.

Sandia Golf Club: Junior Golf Programs, 30 Rainbow Rd., Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-798-3990; Email: mmolloy@sandiacasino.com; Web site: sandiagolf.com; Contact: Matt Molloy, Director of Golf. The Sandia Golf Club Junior Programs present opportunities for kids to make lasting friendships, gain Sebastian Kreuter, 10, shows his art during a self-confidence, learn to compete and have fun, all while Tutor-Me, 5528 Eubank NE, Ste. 6, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: Bosque School Summer ceramics class. fostering a lifetime of enjoyment for the game of golf. From 505-307-4170; Contact: Sandra Akkad, Founder. Web site: Courtesy photo. the absolute beginner to the golfer looking to play competimytutorme.com. Tutor-Me is a premiere learning center tively, we have the PGA Professionals to help your Junior Golfer. From week that offers a hands-on approach when helping students. We stimulate & motilong golf camps to weekly Jr. leagues, our programs bring out the best in your vate while enriching and helping our students. Tutor-Me provides a safe, conjunior golfer. ducive, and nurturing environment. We specialize in grades K–12. We offer classes in Math, English, Science, standardized testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and more. Sandia Preparatory School’s SummerPrep, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM We also have classes in Spanish, French and Arabic. We offer a free trial. Check 87113. Phone: 505-338-3009; Email: summerprep@sandiaprep.org; Web site: sandius out on Facebook at facebook.com/mytutorme. Summer classes begin June 4. aprep.org; Contact: Andrew O'Cleireachain, SummerPrep Director. The fun starts here! SummerPrep offers more than 70 tech, art, academic and sports camps for UNM Children's Campus: Middle School Summer Camp Program, 1210 all students from any school entering Pre-K through 11th grade. Returning University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-277-3365; Email: camp favorites include Hogwarts School, Minecraft, Star Wars: Jedi Training, weecare@unm.edu; Website: childcare.unm.edu; Contact: Tatiana Sedillo. Join us Robotics, Costume Design, and Archery with new classes including Flamenco, for a variety of exciting two-week, full-day, camp sessions for children ages 11 French Fun, Makerspace Mania, and four theater productions. SummerPrep 2018 through 14 (children must have completed 6th grade to be eligible to takes place June 4–July 13. View the SummerPrep catalog and register today at participate). Camps run each day from 8:30am-4:30pm with before and after summerprep.org. camp care available for an additional fee. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are included in the program fee. All campers receive a camp T-shirt, hat Southwest Child Care Early Learning Centers, 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, and hydration pack. Each two-week camp includes one overnight experience 2626 Texas St NE, 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; and all campers are eligible to participate in our end-of-summer camp-out Aug. Email: cc@swchildcare.com; Web site: swchildcare.com. We serve children ages 3-4. 6 weeks-12 years; we are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6pm at our Wyoming location, 5am-6:30pm at our Lomas location, and 24 hours 7 days a week at our UNM Children's Campus: School-Age Summer Camp Program, 1210 Uptown location. We are a Licensed, 5-Star, Nationally Accredited program. University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-277-3365; Email: weecare@unm.edu; Website: childcare.unm.edu; Contact: Tatiana Sedillo. Join us SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springfor a variety of exciting two week, full-day, camp sessions for children 5 stonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 through 11 (children must have completed kindergarten to be eligible years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: to participate). Camps run each day from 8:30am to 4:30pm with before and N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, after camp care available for an additional fee. Breakfast, lunch and an after505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho– noon snack are included in the program fee. All campers receive a camp T2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs. shirt, hat and water bottle; and are eligible to participate in our end-of-summer camp-out Aug. 3-4. Stone Age Climbing Gym’s Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys and Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps, 4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not 341-2016; Email: Climb@StoneAgeGym.com; Web site: climbstoneage.com/youthconstitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!

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CHRISTUS ST. VINCENT PRIMARY CARE

KEEP THEM HEALTHY THIS YEAR Make sure your family stays healthy by keeping up-to-date with your health care appointments. Whether getting shots, scheduling sports physicals and routine check-ups, or if you need to be seen quickly — we are your convenient resource for health care. Well-child visits, sports physicals and immunizations should be scheduled in advance.

ENTRADA CONTENTA HEALTH CENTER AND URGENT CARE

POJOAQUE PRIMARY CARE

5501 Herrera Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507 Provider Offices: (505) 913-3233 Laboratory: (505) 913-4160 Urgent Care: (505) 913-4180

(505) 455-1962

5 Petroglyph Circle, Suite A Pojoaque, NM 87506

RODEO FAMILY MEDICINE 4001 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 471-8994

DEVARGAS HEALTH CENTER AND URGENT CARE

ST. MICHAEL’S FAMILY MEDICINE

510 N. Guadalupe St., Suite C Santa Fe, NM 87501 Provider Offices: (505) 913-4660 Urgent Care: (505) 913-4664

433 St. Michael’s Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87505

FAMILY MEDICINE CENTER

2025 S. Galisteo St. Santa Fe, NM 87505

435 St. Michael’s Dr., Suite B-104 Santa Fe, NM 87505

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