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Kids Learn Compassion at Dog Hospice 14 Sunflower Sanctuary in Tijeras Hosts School Field Trips, Seeks More Volunteers, Young And Old

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Santa Fe Student Develops Mentorship Program That Pairs International Folk Artists With Local Students By EFRAIN VILLA

Fifteen-year-old Luke Karns, currently a freshman at the Mandela International Magnet School (MIMS) in Santa Fe, had an idea three years ago that has evolved into a mentorship program pairing 80 local students with 80 international artists from the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. “My original idea was to combine my two main interests: travel and new technology,” says Karns, whose mentorship was developed in collaboration with the Inspire Santa Fe mentorship program. “So I interviewed 12 different artists from around the world to understand more about countries that I didn’t know anything about.”

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The faculty at MIMS took notice of Karns’ project and expanded on it. They found an enthusiastic partner in the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), the organization responsible for putting on the market, and together created the Global Youth Ambassador Program with financial support from Los Alamos National Bank. The program concept has elements of a modern-day pen pal project and an international art broker apprenticeship. Local students are paired with artists slated to participate in the annual market, which takes place over three days in July. In the six months leading up to the event, student ambassadors use contemporary communication platforms, such as Skype and Whatsapp, to connect with their assigned artists and learn everything they can about their culture and art. Student ambassadors then meet their artists in Mandela student Anina Clinger walks holding an person during the ‘Algeria’ sign during last year’s Artists’ Procession at market and help the International Folk Art Market. Afghanistan Artist them navigate the Rangina Hamida and her daughter are behind her, as well as Paloma Mankus, who holds the ‘Bangladesh’ on-site sales sign. Photo by Michael Benanav. process. “The students get to know the artists’ personal stories so well that they become great ambassadors for their art and they can really improve the artists’ sales during the market,” says Hilary Kilpatric, associate director of artist development and social impact at MIMS. “They also help translate when necessary, write sales slips, and help answer questions about the art and artist.” Xitlaliti Rodas, a student ambassador, was paired last year with artist Erasto Mendoza Ruiz from the Zapotec culture in Mexico. “I get to hear stories about what it’s like for the artists back home,” says Xitlaliti, who is now in eighth grade. “Their stories are so inspirational and their art is amazing and beautiful.” MIMS teacher Katie Buttram has found in the program a new way to engage students. “Almost all disciplines can be tied to art, so it’s a very natural way to connect all of the subjects that kids are supposed to learn about,” says Buttram. “We’re sometimes so focused on data-driven outcomes that we forget the importance of other skills. If you study artists who work with textiles, for example, that can develop into a continued on page 10

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lesson about geography and science by talking about why specific plant materials or colors are used.” While students learn from the artists, the artists also benefit by showcasing their work to 20,000 attendees at the market. Ninety percent of each purchase goes to individual artists, family enterprises or community cooperatives, which can be a huge economic boon for communities in developing nations. The more than 800 artists from 90 countries who have participated in the event since its 2004 inception have collectively earned more than $25 million. Once the artists go home, student ambassadors can continue working with them through service learning projects focusing on sustainable development. Students also are encouraged to find other ways to apply what they have learned. Karns, for his part, is once again tapping into his interest in technology by creating an interactive app that will let market visitors view artists’ profiles, learn about specific crafts and map out their market experience. “It’s basically a visitors’ guide,” says Karns. “I’m working with a whole bunch of new people who are helping me code now, so essentially the mentorship has changed the direction of my life.” For those interested in having the children in their own life experience life-changing cultural exchanges, IFAA is working hard to make this year’s market the most child-friendly one yet. “We’re making a really expanded effort to welcome more families,” says Jennifer Billig, associate director of community relations and volunteers at IFAA. “We live in a global world and New Mexico already has a lot of rich cultural traditions, but it’s important that children get exposed to cultures from around the world.” This year’s market, which takes places on Museum Hill, brings 54 firsttime artists together with 106 returning artists from 53 countries and includes four countries never represented before: Argentina, Jordan, Tajikistan and Tanzania. The market will take place July 14 through 16, and anyone age 16 and under can attend on Saturday and Sunday for free. Sunday has been designated as Community and Family Day, and special child-friendly activities will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Museum Hill. It is also the day when children can get a “passport” and

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collect stamps by visiting artists’ booths. On average, close to 800 children participate in the passport program each year. For those seeking a more active role in the market, volunteers are welcome to get directly involved. “We use 2,000 volunteers and we’ve had many teenagers volunteer as artist assistants,” says Billig. “Also, some parents come volunteer along with their children.” Individual volunteers who are at least 15 years old can sign-up after April 17 through the Web site: folkartalliance.org. So if leaving New Mexico to travel the world is not an option, take advantage of a weekend when the world travels to New Mexico. Discount adult tickets are available for $10 until June 15 and then increase to $15. Dragons of the World IFAA has teamed up with Meow Wolf’s Chimera, a nonprofit educational initiative, to have 40 to 60 young students work alongside Meow Wolf’s art educators in building four international folk art-inspired dragons to debut during the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Each dragon, representing a different region of the world, will be 8-feet long, and 3-feet wide, and brought to life by three to five students during live performances at the Artist Procession at the Santa Fe Plaza on July 13, and again on July 16 at 1 p.m. at Museum Hill. Students will use sewing, 3-D printing, laser cutting, clay sculpting, 3-D storytelling, insta-morph glow sculptures, various art media, and basic building and construction skills to build the dragons. Also, narrative classes will create dragon stories. Classes are open for enrollment through the end of May to anyone between 14 and 18 years old. Every Saturday from May 6 to July 8, children can also help build the dragons by participating in Meow Wolf’s Open Studio time between noon and 4 p.m. for free. Call Meow Wolf for more details on their Open Studio at 505-395-6369.


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17-Year-Old Ludella Awad Pens Poetry And Prose on Bullying And Victims of War By TANIA SOUSSAN

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“I experienced a lot of bullying,” said Ludella, who described herself as a loner at school and said she was put down and felt a loss of power. In one particularly painful instance, someone at school took her journal of poems. Ludella is a senior at Albuquerque School of Excellence charter school and takes dualcredit classes at Central New Mexico Community College. She found that writing was a way she could express herself. She has earned lots of positive attention from her poetry books. In her first book, “Behind the Covers,” Ludella uses poetry to express her feelings and write about the masks that people wear. Her second book, “Sad Piano Music in Syria,” includes 45 poems and interviews with Syrian-born family members and chronicles the last five years of the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis. Ludella’s parents were born in Syria, and she used to visit her grandparents there before the war. She regularly talks to family who still are living in Syria, including an uncle. Seeing children who don’t have food or a school to go to sparked in her a strong desire to help children and raise awareness. “I have decided to share my deep feelings about the horrors and tragic lives lived by the people in Syria every day,” Ludella wrote in the introduction to “Sad Piano Music.” “We who have freedom take many things for granted, not realizing that millions of people around the world don’t have the blessings that we have.” She has had op-ed articles published in the Albuquerque Journal on bullying and other topics and works on radio programs at Generation Justice, a University of New Mexico/KUNM program dedicated to social justice issues. She also has been profiled in the Journal and Time for Kids magazine, and was a guest on KUNM’s Women’s Focus radio program and KNME’s New Mexico in Focus television show. Now, Ludella is hoping to take her anti-bullying message to schools. With the Bubbleman book, released in December, she wants to trigger empathy among schoolchildren and raise awareness of the need to stand up for others. “I want them realizing everyone has a story in life,” Ludella said, adding that she’d like to make presentations to elementary school children. Retired English and Spanish teacher Orlando Vigil has been Ludella’s mentor for the past three years and has seen her through the publication of all three books, acting as editor. “I was very impressed with her because she was so determined to get published and she was very dedicated to her poetry. It meant a lot to her,” Vigil said. Bullying “is a subject she is very passionate about,” he added. Indeed, Ludella is an idealistic and caring girl who has been a prolific writer since she was young. “I began writing to change the world,” she said. Rose Awad, Ludella’s mother, said she is proud of her talented daughter. “She has a big heart and she has emotions,” Awad said. “She works hard, she tries to reach her dreams. She has big dreams.” The praise isn’t coming just from within the family. After seeing a copy of her book of poetry about Syria, New Mexico novelist Rudolfo Anaya called Ludella’s poetic voice “strong and unwavering.” “In spite of the despair and pain, there appear glimmers of hope. Her call for the education of Syrian youth tells us the Syrian spirit will not be destroyed by the tyrant’s bombs. A wonderful testimony,” he said.


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Kids Learn Compassion at Dog Hospice Sunflower Sanctuary in Tijeras Hosts School Field Trips, Seeks More Volunteers, Young And Old By EFRAIN VILLA

“There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.” Excerpt from Rainbow Bridge Poem – Unknown Author

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displayed aggressive behavior. “She’s a very sweet dog and just wants love, but she has too much energy to fit in with the other dogs.” The sanctuary depends exclusively on donations and volunteers for its day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, their Web site was hacked in December and the usual uptick in Christmas donations did not materialize this year. “Christmas usually gets us through May, but this year it’s barely gotten us through February,” says Dares. “Most of our bills go toward medications, repairs and food, but we are so broke right now.” To help ease financial tensions, the sanctuary has had to rely especially hard on volunteers recently. Starting this summer, volunteers of all ages can stay in one of three donated tiny homes on the premises. “It will be like a Princess, a young dog living at Sunflower bed and breakfast, Sanctuary, is available for adoption. Courtesy photo. but with dogs,” says Dares. “The views are beautiful and we don’t ask for anything but a donation of whatever our volunteers can afford.” The center has also become something of a field trip mecca for schools in the East Mountains, and even some Albuquerque Public Schools are showing interest. Mary Soto, a teacher at Jimmy Carter Middle School on Albuquerque’s West Side, is planning to take her 6th through 8th grade classes to the sanctuary this spring. “I have students who aspire to be veterinarians and others who just love animals,” says Soto. “It is important to engage students with their passions and make

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lessons interactive because it facilitates learning. These types of field trips teach them a lot about the value of community involvement, compassion and discipline.” Carol Latham, The Three Amigos – Black Jack, Autumn and Baby. a volunteer at Photo by Helga Carter. the sanctuary, says she is really glad to see children get so excited about helping. “It’s such a great facility out there, but it’s labor intensive” says Latham. “We’re always scrambling for funding, but it’s nice that the sanctuary always strives to keep hosting students because it’s never too early to learn the importance of community involvement.” In the past, the sanctuary has offered educational pet care seminars at schools and it hopes to expand that part of the project in the future. “We wouldn’t mind going to more schools and teaching about dogs,” says Dares. “If any schools want us there, we would love to go when we’re available.” The sanctuary also welcomes fundraising collaborations with schools and other nonprofits. On National Dog Day, Aug. 26, the sanctuary will celebrate its ninth anniversary by hosting the Old Dog Waddle, an informal dog race and walk, near the Bear Canyon Trail from 8:30 a.m. to noon. There will be food and water stations, as well as prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs of all ages (on a leash). The exact details of the event are still in the works. For ways to help the sanctuary or to coordinate a visit, please take a look at their Web site, sunflowersanctuary.org, or call: 505-286-6302.

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Christine Glidden was sitting on the couch in her Westside Albuquerque home one day about three years ago when an idea struck that would change her life. Today, she is the executive director and full-time volunteer for a nonprofit helping girls in remote areas around the world by providing menstrual hygiene kits. It all started when Glidden met a Nepali woman who had come to Albuquerque at age 24. The story she told of girls missing school because they had to stay home during their monthly menstrual cycle tugged at Glidden’s heart. “She didn’t even know there was such a thing as a sanitary pad,” Glidden said. “She didn’t know there was underwear.” Women To Be was the answer. Since its start three years ago, Glidden has delivered more than 2,000 kits to girls and women in Nepal and Guatemala, also offering them a sex education Christine Glidden with Nepali girls and women who had just received their kits in May 2016. The village lies at class to explain female 12,000 feet high in the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas near Tibet. The women honored Glidden with anatomy, the the scarf she is wearing. Photo by Yangjin Bista, Glidden’s menstrual guide and interpreter. cycle and the connection to pregnancy. She plans to expand to Ghana this year. What Glidden offers goes far beyond physical supplies. She offers empowerment. “Imagine the self-confidence and dignity a girl develops when she doesn’t have to stay home and sit on a rag,” Glidden said, adding that she also has heard stories of women trying to control the bleeding by wearing multiple pairs of pants or putting bags over their heads in shame as they go about their daily chores with blood running down their legs. Girls who have the necessary supplies, combined with other health resources, stay in school and learn skills that allow them ultimately to earn about 30 percent more than if the hadn’t stayed in school, ending up better able to care for their families. They also often delay marriage and have fewer children, she said. The kits supplied by Women To Be include two pairs of underwear, eight reusable sanitary pads, two waterproof shields that hold the pads in place, resealable plastic bags and a calendar that allows the girls and women to track their cycles. Volunteers at Hip Stitch and Ann Silva's Sewing Center craft the kits, using their own materials. continued on page 20

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her do just that. The sisters volunteer to “They sew generously and selflessly for help with fundraisers, and Sophia handles hours at a time,� Glidden said. social media for Women To Be. Ultimately, Women To Be hopes to establish “Here in America we’re so fortunate,� sewing centers in the countries it serves and Sophia said. “Helping these girls in other begin charging a modest fee for the kits, creatcountries is a real life-changer. I love the ing jobs and making the whole endeavor more idea and I really want to help these girls.� sustainable. Glidden is applying for a Rotary Their parents also are on board. Mom, Lori, International grant to sew 2,000 kits in Nepal. said she was shocked to learn about the conFor now, funding for the trips Glidden takes ditions in rural villages. “I see my daughter’s to deliver the kits comes from donations and faces in the faces of these girls,� she said. fundraisers such as the group’s recent Pads to Dad, Xavier, is an artist and volunteered on a The People event and silent auction. Each kit HELPS International medical assistance trip to costs about $36 and last up to three years. Guatemala. Glidden also was there and Glidden also has a mission here at home – Zamarripa was inspired and now wants to she wants to raise awareness and get more Christine Glidden in September 2016 with Guatemalan girls take his daughters along on a future trip. people involved. “We have sisters out there,� in a classroom, showing off their kits. Also pictured are Glidden said she wants all girls and she said. “When we raise the quality of life Natalie, a young woman who used her “dummy’ to demonwomen to know they can do anything. for a girl no matter where she lives, we elestrate how the kits work, and Eugenia, a nurse educator. “Anything is possible. If you really want to vate the quality of life for everyone on the Courtesy photo. do something, you can do it,� she said. planet.� For more information, visit women2be.org. Thirteen-year-old Sophia and 11-year-old Olivia Zamarripa are helping

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May Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Barnes & Noble Coloring Club, 11am, Mons. Artists of all ages, bring your own coloring pages and art supplies or use those provided. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. Ongoing, Quilting Demonstrations, 10am-2pm, 2nd Weds & 4th Thus. Included with admission, Botanic Garden’s Showroom and Heritage Farmhouse, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000. cabq.gov. Ongoing, ¥Vamos al Museo!, 10:30amnoon, 1st Sat. An artist leads hands-on art experiences beginning with inspiration in the art museum. Create an art piece to take home; all ages, please preregister. $5 donation, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, bit.ly/2muqU75. 3, Mandala Coloring Kids Craft, 35pm. Color soothing mandalas; all materials provided, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 3 & 10, Craft Corner, 11:30am. Weekly themed crafts, play and/or science, technology art and math; ages 2-6; materials provided, parent assistance and supervision required for ages 3 and under. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Col-

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 8:30pm, 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. 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500, balloonmuseum.com. Botanic Garden is made up of more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens, rated as one of the top 12 in the country by the Travel Channel. Visit the Children’s Fantasy Garden; its entrance is a huge rabbit hole where six-foot earthworms burrow through the walls and there are ninefoot tall potted plants. Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. Explora’s mission is to create opportunities for inspirational discovery and lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Explora welcomes visitors of all ages. 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 Consumed by Design by painter Maria Allison of Laguna Pueblo. Admission $5.40-$8.40, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorites Museum. IOM is a research institution for the study of early solar system and planetary evolution. (Hours are by appointment until further notice). 221 Yale NE, 277-2747, meteorite.unm.edu. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology specializes in the cultural heritage of the Southwest. This museum on the UNM campus also features a reconstructed cave setting complete with Ice Age drawings and sculptures, and a spectacular collection of prehistoric pottery. 1 University NE, 277-4405, unm.edu/~maxwell. Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History. Examine 3,000 years of evidence for the historical authenticity of the Biblical text displayed through ancient near Eastern artifacts. 10110 Constitution NE, 217-1330, mabh.org.

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Fairs and Festivals Ongoing, Corrales Growers Market, 11am-1pm, Suns. Free, Corrales Growers Market Lot, Corrales Rd/Jones Rd, corralesgrowersmarket.com. Ongoing, Downtown Growers Market, 7am-noon, Sats. Over 50 produce vendors, a variety of artists, live local music and community organizations. Robinson Park, Central and 8th, 243-2230, downtowngrowers.org. Ongoing, Railyard Market, 10am-2pm, Suns. Food, music and community. Free, Blacksmith Shop at the ABQ Railyard in Barelas, 777 1st SW, 600-1109, railyardsmarket.com. 5, Cinco de Mayo, 6-8pm. A celebration of music and dance featuring Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 13, Día de la Madre: Heritage Day at Casa San Ysidro, 10am-4pm. Families can celebrate moms and explore NM’s agricultural and cultural traditions. Enjoy performances, weaving, blacksmith and horno baking demonstrations, handcrafted traditional arts and explore the museum. There will be a puppet show, and acoustic NM music by Lone Piñon. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Road, Corrales, 898-3915,

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 17, 31, ABQ Concert Band Free Summer Concert Series, 7-8pm. The ABQ Concert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics; a food truck will be on site. Free, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 24, AMP Concert: Adobe Brothers, 56pm. Adobe Brothers is a band of identical quadruplets born to different mothers; the musical style is categorized as Americana and a typical performance will include tunes and songs from a half dozen countries. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. 27, Reggae By The River featuring Native Roots, 10am. Native Roots is a Native American Reggae band with music that is Native American written, produced and performed, blending Native influences with a variety of reggae styles. Free (reservations encouraged), Coronado Historic Sit, 485 Kuaua Rd, Bernalillo, ampconcerts.org.

Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Alamosa Library, Basics for Beginners, library card required, by appointment; Family Coloring Club, 2nd Tue, 3-4pm, all ages; Lego Club (ages 6+), 2nd Mon, 3:30-5pm; Read to the Dogs (ages 6+), 2nd Tue, 3-4:30pm; 3rd Thu, 34pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Wed, 910am. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org/alamosa. Ongoing, Central & Unser Library, Bilingual One on One Computer Help, Weds, 4-5pm; Family Storytime (all ages), Mons, 10:30am; ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-3), Weds, 10:30am; Lego Club, 4th Fri, 4pm; Sunday Movies, Suns, 1:30pm; Free, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org/centralunser. 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 Sat, 13pm; Chess for Beginners, 3rd Sun, 2pm; Elementary Science or Art, (ages 6-12), 3rd Tue (registration required, limited to 15); First Friday Book Group, 1st Fri, 10:30am-noon; Gizmo Garage, dates and times on website; Let’s Lego (ages 6-12), 2nd Sun & 4th Wed, 3pm; Master Gardeners, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sat, 10am-3pm; Mystery Book Group, 1st Tue, 6-7:30pm; Preschool Art or Science (ages 3-5), dates and times listed on website (registration required, limited to 15); 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; Tablet Class: One on One, check website for details; Tween Time, check website for details, registration required. Free, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. Ongoing, East Mountain Library, East Mountain Book Club, 1st Thu, 5:45pm; Family Storytime, Weds, 10:3011:15am; Lego Club (ages 4-12), Sats, 2-3pm; One-on-One Computer Sessions, Thus, 11am-noon, by appointment only; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 1-2pm & 2nd Sat 1-2pm;

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club, (tweens and teens), 3rd Wed, 3-5pm. Free, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 2818508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain. Ongoing, Erna Fergusson Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:15am; Dungeons & Dragons (ages 13-19), 4th Sat (call to reserve a spot); Lego Club (ages 5+), 3rd Sat, 2:30pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), Thus, 10:15am; One-onOne Computer Sessions, Tues, 1 & 2pm, call to sign up; Origami club (ages 10+), 1st Fri, 4pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds 10:15am; Shear Madness, 2nd Sat, 2:30-4:30pm. Free, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. Ongoing in May, Esther Bone Library, Knit Clique, 4pm, Tues; Storytime, 10-11am, Thus; Jiggle & Jam, 10am, Fris. Free, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Juan Tabo Library, Big Hands, Little Hands Craft Hour (ages 3-6), 1st Sat 11am-noon (registration required); Computer Classes, Thus, 10-11:30am, register in advance (limited to 8 per session); Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sat, 10:30amnoon; Lego Club (ages 4+), 4th Sat, 11am; Music and Movement Storytime, Tues, 11:15am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15am; Reading Across America Book Club, 3rd Thu, 1:30pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Sat, 9-1oam; Zentangle Club (ages 16+), 2nd Fri, 1:30pm; Zoob Club,(age 6+), 3rd Wed, 3:30pm; ImagiNation (ages 4-8), 1st Fri, 10:30am. Free, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Family Craft (ages 5+), 2nd Sat, 3pm; Knitting Club, Tues, 2-3:30pm; Lomas Tramway Book Group, 1st Wed, 2-3pm; Music by the Mountain, events vary; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5, groups of five or more, call ahead), Thus, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Sat, 1-2:30pm, 3rd Wed, 3:30pm through May. Free, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. Ongoing, Los Griegos Library, ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-2), Weds, 11:1511:45am; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sats, 3-4pm; Lego Club, 3rd Thus, 4-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15-11:45am; Family Craft, last Wed, 4:15pm. Free, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos. Ongoing, Main Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Thus, 10:30am; Family Storytime (all ages), Sats, 11:30am; Genealogy Research Day (ages 15+), last Tues, 10:30am-3:30pm; Lego Club (ages 5-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm; Military Research Day, 1st Tue, 10:30am-2:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 06), Mons, 10:30am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Walk-In Computer Help, Weds, 11am-noon, Thus, 34pm. Free, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. Ongoing, North Valley Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-2 years), Tues, 11am; Children’s Craft, 3rd Weds, 4-5pm; E-reader & Computer Help, Thus, 11am & Sats, 10am (registration required); Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Thus, 3:30-5pm; North Valley Book Club, one Fri per month noon-1pm, call for dates; Not Just Knitters, Thus, 2-3:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11am; Read to the Dogs,

Weds, 3:15-4:45pm & Sats 3-4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 3rd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 1o:30am, Thus. Join for stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays under the sycamore tree; ages 3-5. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; Crafts ‘n’ Kids (ages 3+), 1st Sat, 10:30am; Lego Club (ages 5+) 2nd and 4th Fri, 3-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15am-12:15pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 2nd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Craft Time (all ages), 1st Wed, 3-5pm; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Thu, 4-5pm, drop in; Lego Club (ages 5+), last Tue, 3:30-5pm; Read to the Dogs, Thus, 4-5pm; Wii Saturdays (children, tweens and teens), Sats 35pm. Free, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/s0uthbroadway. Ongoing, South Valley Library, Bilingual One-on-One Computer Sessions, Thus, 11am & 5:30pm, Sats 4-5pm, by appointment; Book Discussion Group, 3rd Sats, noon; Children’s Mystery Activity Time (ages 4+), 4th Fri, drop in any time 3-5pm; Family Craft, 3rd Wed, drop in any time, 3-5pm; Family Movie Night, 2nd Fri & Sat, 3-5pm; Gizmo Garage, 1st Sat, noon-1pm; Lego/Duplo Club (ages 414), 1st & 3rd Fri, 3-5pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Thus, 2:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 2nd & 4th Weds, 2:30-4:30pm; Quilting Circle (all levels - bring your own materials) 4th Sat, 3-5pm; Free, 3904 Isleta NW, 8775170, abclibrary.org/southvalley. Ongoing, Special Collections Library, Gizmo Garage, by appointment only; Weekly Library Tour, Thus, noon. Free, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org/specialcollections. Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library, Family Craft, 1st Wed, 3:30-5pm; Family Story time, Sats, 10:30am; Gizmo Garage (registration required), Suns, 3pm, Weds, 6pm & Thus, 10am; A Good Yarn (ages 12+), 23:30pm, Fris; Lego Club, 2nd and 4th Wed, 3:30-5pm; Pajama Story time, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; Taylor Ranch Book Group, 2nd Sat, 2-3:30pm; Young Adult Group Meeting (ages 13-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch. Ongoing, Tony Hillerman Library, Craftastic Afternoon (ages 6-12), 1st Thu, 4pm; Hillerman Stitching Club (all ages and skill levels), Tues, 11am-1pm; Lego Adventures (all ages), 1st Sat, 2pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-5), Sats, 10:15am; Origami Adventures (ages 5+), 2nd Sat, 2pm; Poetry Around the World (ages 10+), 3rd Thus, 4pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus or Fris 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 1st Sat,9-10am; Who Dunnit? Mystery Book Club, 2nd Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org/tonyhillerman. Ongoing, Westgate Library, One-onOne Basic Computer Class, Weds, 10-11am;

Preschool Story time (ages 2-1/2 to 5), Tues, 10:30am. Free, 1300 Delgado SW, 833-6984, abclibrary.org/westgate.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats & Suns. Join naturalists for a guided bird walk. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. Topics range from mysteries of China to Great White Sharks; see website for schedule of films. $10/$8/$6/free ages 2 and under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Explora’s Experiment Bar, 10am-6pm, Mons-Sats; noon-6pm, Suns. Microscopes, pigments, chromatography, oh my! One never knows what will be encountered as activities change throughout the month. Included with admission. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, Jugamos Juntos: Summer Bosque, 10:30am, 3rd Sats. Join NHCC staff and guest collaborators for outdoor activities including nature walks in the bosque, planting and learning about wildlife; all ages. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Nature Walks, 10:30am, 2nd Sats. Take an insightful nature tour of the bosque with a volunteer naturalist. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Planetarium Shows, The Planetarium is a theater that blends art, science and fun; the 55-foot full dome theater features education and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$4/free 2 and under, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Toddler Time, 9-11am, Mons. Explora opens an hour early for care giver and toddlers ages 4 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 5, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6 & 7pm. This full-dome planetarium show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals; suitable for ages 3+; the show usually sells out so buy tickets in advance online. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 6, Beekeeping Basics, 2-3:30pm. Listen to a Master Beekeeper and learn some basic concepts and about materials needed to get started in beekeeping. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. 6, Leap Into Science Family Workshop, “The Force is With You - The Science of Magnets,” 2-3pm. Move

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar from station to station, exploring and investigating activities related to magnetism. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd St NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. 14, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class, 9-11am. In this hands-on session discuss planting and transplanting, work the soil, handle seedlings and explore the Pueblo belief that it’s a blessing to be able to grow food. Space is limited in class but everyone can join for an hour of volunteering from 11-noon; reservations: bsandoval@indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 16-17, Kids, Kows & More, 9am-2pm. Children experience the world of agriculture up close. Indian Village, Indoor Horse Arena, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 222-9700, exponm.com. 19-20, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; visit the touchpool, play a game, get crafty and watch a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ Bio Park, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 20, Science, Technology, Engineering (STEM) Exhibits and Actvities, 11am-3pm. Activities highlight the ways we experience STEM. Local mascots and an ABQ firetruck will make appearances; all ages. Free, Tiquex Park, 1800 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 27, Plant Swap, 1-2:30pm. Bring extra starts, cuttings and bulbs to share with neighbors. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo.

Sports 30, NM Rush Soccer Club Tryouts, 5pm. NM Rush will host tryouts for its competitive teams. Players born 20112004 — boys and girls — are welcome. Free, Balloon Fiesta Park, Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, 998-7285, nmrush.com.

Stage 1, Todrick Hall presents Straight Outta Oz, 7:30pm. This family-friendly performance includes musical numbers, innovative sets, sensational choreography, costumes and social messages. VIP tickets include a post show meet & greet, photo op and autographed poster. $32/$62 (VIP), ABQ Journal Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. 2, End of Year Show, 6:30-8:30pm. Impact will be performing their Disney show with awards and presentations afterwards. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 4-7, The Miracle Worker, 7:30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat; 2pm Sun. This classic production tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute, Helen Keller; rated PG, not recommended for

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children under 3. $14-$23, ABQ Little Theater, 224 San Pasqual SW, 242-4750, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 4-7, 12-14, Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, 2pm, Sun; 7:30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat. Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved operetta. $22/$19, The Adobe Theater, 9813 4th NW, 822-0849, adobetheater.org. 4-7, The Illusionists, Live From Broadway, 7:30pm, Thu; 8pm, Fri; 2 & 8pm, Sat; 1 & 6:30pm, Sun. See the jawdropping talents of illusionists. This nonstop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic. $45-$80, Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell NE, 277-3824, popejoypresents.com. 6, Kids’ Variety Show, 1pm. For and by kids of all ages and levels, these fun and relaxed shows feature dance, music, comedy and theater; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 2680044, outpostspace.org. 6, Silver's Secret, 6 & 7:30pm. As the famous pirate Long John Silver lies on his death bed, he sends his bumbling offspring to find the hidden chest containing his life’s treasure. This one-act adventure includes mermaids, ghosts and perils on the high seas. $8 door/$6 presale, Sandia Preparatory Black Box Theater, 532 Osuna NE, 821-8055, nmyoungactors.org, holdmyticket.com. 13, Give My Regards to Broadway, 23:30pm. A celebration of music and dance featuring the students of Academy of Dance and Music performing Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theater and Live Music. $17/$20, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 26-28, Mary Poppins, 7:30pm, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun. In this musical, the jackof-all trades, Bert, introduces viewers to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. The kids have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep; not recommended for ages 3 and under. $15-$25, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale, SW, abqlittletheatre.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, American Girl Book Club, 4:30pm, 4th Weds. For readers ages 6-11, open to all American Girl fans; reading and crafts. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Bookworks Storytime, 10:30am, Thus. Theme changes every week and usually integrates a snack, craft or activity into story time. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 3448139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, ¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime, 10-11am, 2nd & 4th Thu. Parents or care giver must remain with their child; ages 1-preschool. Free, History and Literary Arts Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm, 2nd Sat. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Stories in the Sky, Weds, 9:30, 11am. An aerial-themed story along

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with arts & crafts, music & song; geared toward ages up to 6 years. Free, Sky Lounge, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 686-6020, balloonmuseum.com. Ongoing, Storytime, 7pm, Fris. Join Miss Haven for stories, activities and snacks. Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 2 & 9, Jiggle and Jam, 10:30am. Songs and movement activities to build motor and social skills, increase a child’s independence and enhance language ability; ages up to 5. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org.

how you can help. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. 16, Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding, 11am-noon. Storyteller Dianne Rossbach will present this children’s story and others. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos. 17, Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding, 11am-noon. Storyteller Dianne Rossbach will present this children’s story and others. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. 18, Cheese, Peas, and Chocolate Pudding, 10:30-11:30am. Storyteller Dianne Rossbach will present this children’s story and others. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway.

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Destiney, 9 3, 10, Storytime, 10:30am. Themed stories, finger plays, 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. 6, Free Comic Book Day, 10am-noon. Two comics per person while supplies last. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013 & Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 9, Pueblo Book Club - Storyteller, 24pm & 6-8pm. Join fellow book-lovers in a discussion of literature related to the Pueblo experience. In May explore the classic Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko, who created the collection by weaving together family photographs, short stories and poetry influenced by the storytelling tradition of her home, the Pueblo of Laguna. Free, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 11, Baby Bumblebees, 10:30-11:30am. Lap sit session featuring short stories with bounce, tickle, rhyme and finger plays followed by playtime; for ages infant-24 with caregiver. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Learn About Birds: A Talk and Book Signing with Kristen Clark, 12pm. Local author and photographer Kristen Clark presents a talk on birding in NM. Discover best practices for feeding birds and understand the impact of the Dog Head fire on displaced birds and

Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, Breastfeeding Support Group, 10am-noon, 4th Tue (except holiday months). Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook page: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, Children’s Grief Center of NM. A safe place for families to share their experiences as they grieve. Call for info, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve their lives while living with epilepsy. Call 243-9119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, OCD Support Group, 56:30pm, every other Tues. Kids and teens can learn more about this misunderstood diagnosis, and gain support and information from others suffering with OCD and related disorders. Free, NM OCD Support, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 3501849, check Facebook for changes. 2, Supporting Grieving Students Workshop with Jade Richardson Bock, 6-8pm. The workshop will include understanding how children grieve differently from adults and learning to recognize common pitfalls to which bereaved youths are vulnerable and exploring ideas to support bereaved parents and care giver. Free, Simms Center for the Performing Arts, ABQ Academy, 6400 Wyoming NE, 828-3200, aa.edu.

Just for Teens Ongoing, After School Teen DIY, 34pm, 3rd Weds. A different DIY activity each time. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Teen Advisory Group, 56pm, 4th Weds. This is a chance for teens to recommend books, magazines, audio


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books, DVDs and other material, ages 13+. Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Youth Creativity Crew, 67:30pm, Weds. The YCC is a collective of artists, xtreme athletes and community arts advocates who provide a youth perspective on programming, events and community outreach; ages 12-20. Free, Warehouse 508, 508 1st NW, 296-2738, warehouse508.org. Ongoing, Youth Radio: Generation Justice, 7pm, Suns. The voices of NM teens via news, commentary, interviews, music. KUNM 89.9 FM, kunm.org. 10, Ani-Manga Club, 6-7pm, New anime and manga topics plus themed food and activities; ages 13-19. Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Roust The House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Includes music sets from selected local teen bands of all varieties, poetry readings, dance performances and any other performances local teens want to share. Interested performers should call for info and submit a demo and short band write-up/bio for consideration. $3/door, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org

Especially for Parents Ongoing, Foster Parent Information Meeting. Find out what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child through foster and/or adoption. CYFD, 1031 Lamberton NE, 800-432-2075, 452-6099. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and info to breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations, 821-2511, lllnm.org. Ongoing, Let’s Doula This! Mini Classes SW, 10-11am, 2nd Sat. Meet the Doulas and learn how a private Doula can support you during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Free, ABQ Birth Network, 123 Wellesley SE, 463-1694, albuquerquebirthnetwork.org. Ongoing, Moms & Babies Group, noon, Weds. Gathering for moms & babies under 2 years. ABQ Birth Network, 123 Wellesley SE, 463-1694, albuquerquebirthnetwork.org. Ongoing, MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Christian group for moms w/kids newborn-5 years. Support, fellowship, learning & sharing with guest speakers, crafts/activities & discussions. Groups throughout ABQ, MOPS.org. Ongoing, New Parents’ Group, 10am Tues. Weekly gathering for new parents and their babies to get support, encouragement, advice. Inspired Birth & Families, 6855 4th NW, Ste E2, 232-2772, inspiredabq.com. 4, Science On Tap, 5:30-6:30pm. Eat, drink and talk science with a local scientist who presents a discussion about their work. Free, O’Niell’s Pub, 4310 Central SE, 255-6782/224-8320, explora.us. 5, Kids’ Night Out at Paradise Hills Community Center, 6-10pm. Parents

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can enjoy a night out while their kids enjoy a night of fun and safe activities like gym time, game room, movies, video game and arts & crafts; ages 5-12. $10/child per night, Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW, 3140245, bernco.gov. 19, Adult Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Enjoy activities about the theme "A Night With The Animals," plus explore handson exhibit activities, live music and light refreshments; ages 18+. $8/$5 65+, students or military with ID. Members free. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us.

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

Also of Interest Ongoing, Barnes & Noble Gamer Club, 6pm, Weds. Bring Pokemon cards, strategy or electronic games; all ages, Free, Barnes & Noble Westside, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. Ongoing, Family Fun Days, noon5pm; Suns in May. May’s theme is “Tracking.” Activities for families that include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge the mind. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, bernco.gov. Ongoing, Lego Club, 3-4:30pm, 3rd Sat. Join to build on a theme with fellow Lego fans; all ages, materials provided. Free, Loma Colorado, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Spook Troop Jr. Ghost Hunting Tour, 6pm, most Fris, Sats & Suns. Fun & spooky stories suitable for children and ghost hunting gizmos & gadgets. $10, History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, 303 Romero NW N120, 246-2621, toursofoldtown.com. 8, 22, CoderDojo, 5:30-7:30pm. Ages 717 join volunteer coding experts and try your hand in coding. Bring a laptop or tablet if you can. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, Mother’s Day Movie: Kubo and the Two Strings, 3-5pm. Watch Kubo and the Two Strings in the youth section. Children must be accompanied by an adult; rated PG. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 14, Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet, 10am-4pm. The culinary team will create a full menu of savory dishes combining classics with their own trademark New Native American Cuisine. $45/$21/Free ages 4 and under, Pueblo Harvest Cafe, 2401 12th NW, 724-3510, puebloharvestcafe.com.

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Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Jugamos Juntos Family Programming, 10:30am-noon, Sats. Hands-on art activities, sing alongs, science and culture of cooking. $5 donation/family requested, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 6, Designing Paquimé Pottery with Explora, 3-4pm. Explore the techniques, designs and materials used by potters from the ancient site of Paquimé in Chihuahua. Using a variety of materials and natural pigments, students make pottery and homemade paintbrushes in the Paquimé style; materials provided/registration required. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch. 8, Altered Book Planters for Tweens, 3-4:30pm. Turn an old book into a flower pot; ages 4-6. Free, Loma Colorado, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org. 10, 2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro: Woodworking, 1-4pm. Join for a fun day of woodworking. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, 898-3915, cabq.gov. 17, Kids Memory Wire Bracelet Making, 1:30pm. Make a fun, coiled bracelet without the worry of clasps or findings; Pre-registration required in store or by phone. $13, due upon sign up, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com. 21, Designing Paquimé Pottery with Explora, 11am-noon. Students explore the techniques, designs and materials used by potters from the ancient site of Paquimé in Chihuahua. Using a variety of materials and natural pigments, students make pottery and homemade paintbrushes in the Paquimé style; materials provided/registration required. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain. 23, Designing Paquimé Pottery with Explora, 3-4pm. Students explore the techniques, designs and materials used by potters from the ancient site of Paquimé in Chihuahua. Using a variety of materials and natural pigments, students make pottery and homemade paintbrushes in the Paquimé style; materials provided/registration required. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 7614020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos. 29, Designing Paquimé Pottery with Explora, 3-4pm. Students explore the techniques, designs and materials used by potters from the ancient site of Paquimé in Chihuahua. Using a variety of materials and natural pigments, students make pottery and homemade paintbrushes in the Paquimé style; materials provided/registration required. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway

SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 29, Duct Tape Creation for Tweens, 3-4:30pm. Create jewelry, wallets or anything else out of duct tape of every color and pattern. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 8915013, riorancholibraries.org.

Classes/Workshops 14, A House For Me: Exterior Design, 2-3pm. Tweens are invited to learn the basics of exterior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with a creation of their own; ages 9-12, materials provided/registration required. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. 15, Cupcake Workshop for Tweens, 3-4:30pm. Create edible words of art; for grades 4-6. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 17, Fishing Skills Workshop, 10:30am-1pm. Learn how to assemble tackle, tie knots, cast, land, handle & identify fish. Equipment provided for this dry-land clinic; beginning anglers of all ages are encouraged to attend; registration required. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. 19, Drawing/Pastel Workshop, 68:30pm. Taught by Sailer Fine Art and Instruction; all ages, call to reserve a space, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 350-5413, cabq.gov. 20, Mama’s Minerals Classes. Kids Rock! Geology Class, 1oam, free; Future Paleontologists, 11am, $10; Kid’s Shark Tooth or Stone Wire Wrapped Pendant, noon, $13; Beaded Garden Stake, 1pm, $16. Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 2668443, MamasMinerals.com. 24, A Room of One’s Own: Interior Design, 2:30-3:30pm. Tweens are invited to learn the basics of interior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve earned into practice with their own creation; ages 9-12, materials provided/registration required. Free, Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org/centralunser. 28, A House For Me: Exterior Design, 2-3pm. Tweens are invited to learn the basics of exterior design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve learned into practice with a creation of their own; ages 9-12, materials provided/registration required. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills.

Dance Ongoing, Traditional Indian Dances, 2pm, Fris; 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns in June. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 3, JOOM Dance Performance, 7-9pm. A modern dance concert presented by


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JUNE 5-9 / 8:30AM – 4PM Ballet and Contemporary Dance Camp (Ages 6-14) $250 full week* JUNE 12-16 / 8:30AM – 4PM Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Camp (ages 6-14) $250 full week* JUNE 19-23 / 8:30AM – 4PM Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 6-14) $250 full week* JUNE 26-30 / 8:30AM – 4PM Dance Re-Mix Camp (ages 6-14) $250 full week* JULY 10-14 / 10AM – 3PM Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18) Supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation. Scholarships are available.

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Thanks Albuquerque for 46 wonderful years. We look forward to many more. Child centered, play-based curriculum ● Highly trained teachers Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year Ages 3 months through 5 years 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 website: achildsgardenabq.org (505) 764-2920

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JULY 17-21 / 9:00AM – 12PM Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5) $125 full week* JULY 17-21 / 12PM – 4PM Behind-the-Scenes Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18) $150 full week* JULY 24-28 / 9AM – 1PM Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10 – Adult) $150 full week* *Early registration discounts, day rates, extended hours and a limited number of partial scholarships are available.

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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Matrix Dance Improv of La Mesa Dance Academy that will include reconstruction new choreography and improv plus guest performers from the LMDA Junior Modern Class. $10/$8/$5 child, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov. 6, Keshet Workshop: Creative Movement, 10:30-11:30am. An introduction to movement and music through a variety of fun activities; children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination. Free, Westgate Library, 1300 Delgado SW, 8336984, abclibrary.org/westgate. 11-17, Festival Flamenco Internacional De Alburquerque. This global event includes a number of workshops along with performances by world-class performers. Prices vary, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 2462261, ffi30.org, nhccnm.org. 29, Keshet Workshop: Creative Movement, 11am-noon. An introduction to movement and music through a variety of fun activities; children learn basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shape and imagination. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain.

Fairs & Festivals 10, Heights Summerfest, 5-10:30pm. Enjoy the first Summerfest of the season with live entertainment from local bands and a national headliner; food and drink from local vendors, an artisan market and kids' activities. Free, North Domingo Baca Park, 7521 Carmel NE, 768-3556, cabq.gov. 10-11, 14th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm & Studio Tour, 10am-4pm. Visit alpaca, angora rabbit, sheep and goat farms, talk to shepherds and learn about raising fiber animals. Tour fiber studios and shops, learn about spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting (no dogs please). Free, maps are available at Edgewood Yarns & Fibers and online at eastmountainfibertour.com.

Music 2, Live and Local 2017: Silver String Band & Sol De La Noche, 7 & 7:30pm. Silver String Band is a folk/bluegrass /americana ensemble and Sol De La Noche is a band inspired by Latin world music; all ages. Free, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, kimotickets.com. 3, ABQ Folk Festival, 10am-10pm. This festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience and participate in folk music, song, dance and storytelling through educational workshops, demonstrations and performances. $5-$20, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, abqfolkfest.org. 6, Jennings & Keller: Judy, Joan and Joni, 3:30-4:30pm. Award-winning duo Jennings and Keller share the songs of Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro. 8, Jennings & Keller: Judy, Joan and

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Joni, 6-7pm. Award winning duo Jennings and Keller share the songs of Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Free, East Mountain Library, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org/eastmountain. 8, The Stash! Band, 12:30pm. The Stash! Band's hybrid of bluegrass, punk and heavy metal is not for the faint of heart. Free, N4th Theater, 4904 4th NW, ampconcerts.org, vsartsnm.org. 8, 15, 22, 29 Summer Nights Music Concerts, 6-9pm. Gates open at 6pm, music starts at 7pm; most Botanic Garden exhibits, the BUGarium and the Aquarium will be open until 8pm during these concerts. ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 8, 15-16, 19-23, 26-28, 30, Recycleman with Kevin Kinane. Kevin Kinane is back with his highly energetic, interactive "Recycleman" program. Kevin demonstrates how to create music from found objects and gets everyone involved with his new and improved Recyclemachine. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 9, Live Music from Seattle Songstress Jill Cohn, 11am-noon. Toetapping road songs and heartfelt ballads reminiscent of Lilith-Era Folk. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org/specialcollections. 9-10, 12-14, Pint Size Polkas with Mike Schneider. Join Uncle Mike for an interactive, educational, musical experience that will exercise body and mind, and produce smile. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 10, Jugamos Juntos: Cantando la Cultural, 10am. Learn and sing along with traditional songs reflecting Hispanic heritage, all taught by local musicians. These programs include opportunities for families to learn the history and background of the NM and Latin American songs they learn while practicing and using Spanish. Free, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 2462261, nhccnm.org. 10, Live Music from Seattle Songstress Jill Cohn, noon-1pm. Toetapping road songs and heartfelt ballads reminiscent of Lilith-Era Folk. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 12, History of Polka Music with Mike Schneider, 6-7pm. Join multipletime Hall of Fame inductee Mike Schneider, an accordion player from Wisconsin, as he explores the history of polka music. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. 14 & 28 ABQ Concert Band Free Summer Concert Series, 7-8pm. The ABQ Concert Band is an all-volunteer ensemble of adult musicians. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics; a food truck will be on site. Free, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 768-6020, cabq.gov. 15, Sage and Jared’s Happy Gland Band, 4:30-5:30pm. This is a band of

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whimsy and unbridled glandulosity: Sage plays ukulele, Jared plays upright bass. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org/alamosa. 15-16, 19- 20, 22-24, Andy Mason Music. See this award-winning NM musician and experience his original, interactive, educational, bilingual and fun music. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 19-22, Auditions to Become a Cathedral Chorister. The Cathedral of St. John is seeking girls and boys (unchanged voices) to become Choristers (ages 8-16) and Cherubs (ages 3-8) for the 2017/2018 season. Email to make an appointment: cathedralmusicprogram@ gmail.com, stjohnsabq.org/music/choirs. 20, Bébé La La, 6-7pm. Combining Maryse's French influences with Alicia's original folk-Americana inspired "art" songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique repertoire that highlights their signature harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. 22, Gaelic Golondrinas, 5-6pm. This group brings together a range of instruments including guitar, penny whistle, concertina, fiddle, keyboard and silver flute and play predominantly Irish, Scottish and English Contra-dance tunes. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. 23, Gaelic Golondrinas, 5-6pm. This group brings together a range of instruments including guitar, penny whistle, concertina, fiddle, keyboard and silver flute and play predominantly Irish, Scottish and English Contra-dance tunes. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos. 28, Bébé La La, 6-7pm. Combining Maryse's French influences with Alicia's original folk-Americana inspired "art" songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique repertoire that highlights their signature harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch.

Science & Nature 2, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6, 7pm. This full-dome planetarium show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals; suitable for ages 3+; the show usually sells out so buy tickets in advance online. $5/$7/$10, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. 7, What’s The Attraction? with Explora, 2-3pm. Through hands-on exploration, students create a magnet and compass, observe magnetic force fields, discover how these fields are related to electricity, and use these concepts to build an electromagnet and a

motor; materials provided/registration required. Free, Erna Fergusson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. 11, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class, 9-11am. Discuss planting and transplanting, work the soil, handle seedlings and explore the Pueblo belief that it’s blessing to be able to grow food from seed to harvest. Space is limited in the class but, everyone is invited to join in volunteering afterward from 11-noon; reservations bsandoval@ indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 13, Möbius Twist with ¡Explora!, 34pm. Find out how to twist a donut into a cup for hot chocolate by using the properties of topology. Experiment with ways to stretch, compress and bend shapes into new ones, investigate the topology and geometry of shapes while solving puzzles and exploring Möbius strips; materials provided, registration required. Free, Tony Hillerman Library, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org/tonyhillerman. 13, What’s The Attraction? with ¡Explora!, 3-4pm. Through hands-on exploration, students create a magnet and compass, observe magnetic force fields, discover how these fields are related to electricity, and use these concepts to build an electromagnet and a motor; materials provided/registration required. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. 15, Möbius Twist with Explora, 3:304:30pm. Find out how to twist a donut into a cup for hot chocolate by using the properties of topology. Experiment with ways to stretch, compress and bend shapes into new ones, investigate the topology and geometry of shapes while solving puzzles and exploring Möbius strips; materials provided, registration required. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. 21, Möbius Twist with Explora, 3:304:30pm. Find out how to twist a donut into a cup for hot chocolate by using the properties of topology. Experiment with ways to stretch, compress and bend shapes into new ones, investigate the topology and geometry of shapes while solving puzzles and exploring Möbius strips; materials provided, registration required. Free, San Pedro Library, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org/sanpedro. 21, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, 23:30pm. Learn all about wolves, wolf dogs and other related species from the caretakers at the sanctuary. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 27, Energy That Moves You with Explora, 3-4pm. A car needs energy to move; lights need energy to turn on. Investigate a variety of energy sources ranging from wind power to solar power to bio fuels; materials provided/registration required. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch.


Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Sports 5, NM Rush Soccer Club Tryouts, 5pm. NM Rush will host tryouts for its competitive teams. Players born 20031998 — boys and girls — are welcome. Free, Balloon Fiesta Park, Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE, 998-7285, nmrush.com.

Stage 2-4, 8-11, 16-18, Mary Poppins, 7:30pm, Thu, Fri & Sat; 2pm, Sun. In this musical, jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces viewers to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. The kids have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep; not recommended for ages 3 and under. $15$25, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale, SW, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 28, Beauty and the Beast - Hampstead Stage Company, 2-3:30pm. Beauty and the Beast will be at the library and might pull someone onto the stage to be one of the actors. Free, Lomas Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Alamosa Library, Baby Storytime, 10:30am Thus. (ages up to 2-1/2); Preschool Storytime, 10am, Weds. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org/alamosa. Ongoing, Baby and Toddler Storytime, 11am, Tues. Interactive storytime including early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays and body movements; for ages up to 2. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. Ongoing, Baby and Toddler Story Time, 10:30am, Fris. Stories, songs and bouncy rhymes; for ages up to 3. Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. Ongoing, Club Read Program. This incentive-based reading challenge encourages preschool and elementaryage students to read in exchange for prizes. Presented by the ABQ Isotopes, the State of NM and Dion’s. Scorecards are available at participating Dion’s, public libraries and Isotopes Park. For more info visit dions.com/community/ club-read-program/. Ongoing, Family Storytime, 4:15-5pm, Mons. Books and songs; all ages. Free, Erna Ferguson Library, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org/ernafergusson. Ongoing, Magic Treehouse Book Club, 4:30pm, 4th Weds. The club is open to all kids and families interested in the Magic Treehouse series. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 3448139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Summer Book Babies, 10:30-11:20am, Thus. Interactive lap sit storytime filled with stories, bounces, rhymes and movements for babies up to 24 months. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.

Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library, Pajama Storytime, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; Preschool Storytime, Tues & Thus, 10:30am. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org/taylorranch. 3, Summer Reading Program KickOff Party, noon-2pm. Fun and games for everyone; all ages. Sign up to receive a Summer Reading Log; there will be special guests from the ABQ Fire Department at 1pm with a fire truck. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 3-July 29, Summer Reading Program. A celebration of reading for children, tweens, teens and adults with programs, concerts, lectures and prizes. Free, for more info visit your local branch, call 768-5141 or check abqlibrary.org. 5-9, The World in Our Hands with Bob Kanegis. Join storyteller and guide Bob Kanegis for an interactive celebration of imagination, courage, cooperation and friendship. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 5-9, 12-17 Magic with Animals with John Polinko. Watch John Polinko perform "magic" around this summer's reading theme, "Build A Better World" and utilize children's books that reinforce the theme and create illusions around his "animals." Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org. 7, Summer Reading Kickoff, 10am1pm. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 12, 19 & 26, Storytime Central and Crafts, 10:30am. Themed storytime, finger plays, rhymes and crafts. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 13, 20 & 27, Jiggle and Jam, 10:30am. Music and movement activities and games; ages up to 5 with adult care giver. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, 21, 23, 29, Building Dreams with Princess Unicorn. Join Princess Unicorn for an empowering, story time event; dreams become goals and goals become a plan; make dreams come true. Free, various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org.. 22, Build a Better World with Sarah Malone, 10:15-11:15am. A range of stories from around the world, including some bilingual Spanish/English offerings that show how to "Build a Better World;" a fast paced, interactive and fun program with plenty of audience participation. Free, Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org/cherryhills. 26-30, Pig Out on Reading with Farmer Minor. Daisy, the world's most famous pig and her two pugs will visit with Farmer Minor to celebrate their love of reading; Daisy has been on TV and in newspapers around the world. Free, Free,various times, various public libraries, see website for schedule, abqlibrary.org.

Stage Ongoing, Shakespeare on the Plaza, 6pm entertainment, show starts 7:30pm, Thu-Sat starting June 9. The City of ABQ and The Vortex Theatre present Macbeth and Comedy of Errors. Experience classical theater as it clashes with the urban cityscape of Downtown; food trucks. Free, Civic Plaza, cabq.gov.

Support Groups 18, Family Day, 9am-noon. Family Day is for grieving families to spend time together doing creative activities and sharing. Lunch will be provided. Free, Children’s Grief Center, 3001 Trellis NW, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org.

Just for Teens Ongoing, Minecraft Club, 4-5:30pm, 2nd Tues. Play Minecraft on the library’s server. On the day of the program, sign up at the youth desk to participate; firstcome, first-serve basis; ages 9-18. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. 14, Ani-Manga Club, 6-7pm. New anime and manga topics plus themed food and activities; ages 13-19. Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 16, Doctor Who Con for Teens, 34:30pm. Food and DIY activities; grades 712. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 16, From Here to There: Bridge Design, 3-4pm. Teens are invited to learn the basics of bridge design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve earned into practice with a creation of their own; ages 13-17. Materials provided/registration required. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 2916295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. 23, From Here to There: Bridge Design, 3-4pm. Teens are invited to learn the basics of bridge design from a practicing architect and put what they’ve earned into practice with a creation of their own; ages 13-17. Materials provided/registration required. Free, North Valley Library, 7704 2nd St NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org/northvalley. 23, Roust The House Teen Performance Night, 7:30pm. Includes music sets from selected local teen bands of all varieties, poetry readings, dance performances and any other performances local teens want to share. Interested

bands and performers should call for info and submit a demo and short band write-up/bio for consideration $3/door, Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale SE, 268-0044, outpostspace.org.

Especially for Parents 3 & 4, Mommy’s Market, 9am-4pm. Local families will sell their gently used maternity/baby/kids items. $1, St. Pius High School Gym, 5301 St Josephs NW, MommysMarkets.com.

Also of Interest 12, 26, CoderDojo, 5:30-7:30pm. Join volunteer coding experts and try your hand in coding. Bring a laptop or tablet if you can; ages 7-17. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 20, Triangle and Tribulations with Explora, 3-4pm. A triangle has important properties for engineering and construction; join this trial-and-error exploration using triangles to construct games and roller coasters. Free, Main Library, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org/mainlibrary. 22, Triangle and Tribulations with Explora, 3-4pm. A triangle has important properties for engineering and construction; join this trial-and-error exploration using triangles to construct games and roller coasters. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org/southvalley. 23, 3rd Annual Feline Film Festival: The Good, The Bad & The Cuddly, 2 & 7pm. Celebrate cat people and their pet stars; meet adoptable kittens, create cat crafts and show off in a photo shoot; hosted by Animal Human NM & ABQ Film Office; all ages. $10-$15, KiMo Theatre, 423 Central NW, 768-3522, kimotickets.com. 30, Transportation Fun with Trax, 10:30-11:30am. Learn how to be safe around railroad tracks and at train stations during this interactive program. Stories, songs and safety tips, and everyone will have a chance to meet Trax, the Rail Runner mascot. Free, Ernie Pyle Library, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org/erniepyle. 30, Triangle and Tribulations with ¡Explora!, 3-4pm. A triangle has important properties for engineering and construction; find out more in this trial-anderror exploration using triangles to construct games and roller coasters. Free, Los Griegos Library, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org/losgriegos.

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Imagine traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes, visiting the zoo, and getting back home to Los Angeles, all in one afternoon. Taking a plane would get you from one city to the other in about an hour and 15 minutes. Driving would take about six hours. But the newly imagined Hyperloop could get you there in half an hour. A supersonic mass transit system, the Hyperloop is a system of pods inside low-pressure, vacuum sealed tubes. Hyperloops would move passengers and cargo at speeds up to 760 miles per hour, nearly the speed of sound. The futuristic transit system would be powered by solar energy, and would be built to last, running inside elevated tubes built to withstand earthquakes, extreme heat and other challenges. The Hyperloop is the brainchild of businessman, engineer and Tesla electric car inventor Elon Musk. How does Hyperloop work? A vacuum system empties the tube of all air, creating a frictionless environment. While the Hyperloop pod travels inside the giant tube, Concept art of Hyperloop inner works. Credit: By air is directed behind Camilo Sanchez - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, and out to the sides, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4 creating a cushion for 3739482 the pod centered inside the tube. A series of magnets help propel the pods along. Combining the air with a low-pressure vacuum tube allows the pod to move through the tube at sonic speeds. The Hyperloop system would run on 100 percent clean energy, its tubes topped with solar panels that would collect energy to run the entire system. The Hyperloop would be a new kind of transportation system, one that would be safer, faster, more convenient, immune to weather, resistant to earthquakes, sustainably self-powering, and would not be disruptive to those along the route. Tubes for the Hyperloop would be elevated on pylons above the ground, and would roughly follow along California’s Interstate 5 highway. Musk, the founder and CEO of aerospace company SpaceX, recently challenged students and entrepreneurs to take part in a multi-stage Hyperloop Pod Competition. Over 1,200 submissions from around the world were presented to a panel of experts. The 30 teams with the most promising ideas were asked to build working models and compete in California in January 2017. The models were built mainly by university student teams. Just three teams made it to the final competition where they put their models into a vacuum tube for a test run. Only one entry, Technical University of Munich, had a pod that made it to the end of the tube. MIT’s pod won the prize for safety and reliability. The teams’ pods reached speeds of 56 to 58 mph. SpaceX has now challenged returning and new teams to another round of competition, Hyperloop Pod Competition II. The competition is scheduled for June, and will focus on achieving maximum speed. Private companies also want to develop the Hyperloop. The DevLoop, a 1.8-mile long track built in Las Vegas, Nev., by the company Hyperloop One, will be used to test the company’s pods. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, another company, plans to build a network of routes in Europe. As companies and teams continue to work on bringing the Hyperloop idea to life, supersonic travel may very well be part of our future. Find out more about the Hyperloop at spacex.com/hyperloop.


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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Our calendar is as accurate as possible, but times, places & dates of events can change, so be sure to call ahead. To have your events listed free in our next calendar, fill out our calendar form at newmexico-kids.com, or send date, time, place, cost, description of activity, sponsoring organization and contact phone to kids@newmexico-kids.com. The deadline is June 14 for listings in July and August. Calendar listings are not guaranteed because of space limitations. All phone numbers have a 505 area code unless otherwise noted.

5:30pm. Learn about 3D printing, scanning and design; ages 6-12 with an adult, registration required. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 23, Makerstate 3D Printing, 2:305:30pm. Learn about 3D printing, scanning and design; ages 6-12 with an adult, registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org.

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Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Discover the Art of Wax, 10am-noon, 2nd Sat. Crayon drawing on light boxes; ages 7-14; limited to eight children, registration required. Free, Encaustic Art Institute, 632 Agua Fria, 989-3283, mehrens@eainm.com. Ongoing, First Friday Art Activity, 5-7pm. Join in the galleries to create drawings while exploring the use of color in modern artwork; all ages. Included with admission, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. Ongoing, Open Arts Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. May's Theme: Mural Painting. Robb Rael will be showing children how to make gauche paint and work on murals. Children can paint with the artist and contribute to the large outdoor mural on the museum grounds. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Shidoni Bronze Pour and Self-Guided Tour, noon, Sats. Eight acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry; watch molten bronze being poured into ceramic molds. $5 Self-guided tour only, Mon-Fri; $10 with bronze tour, 1508 Bishops Lodge Rd, Tesuque, 988-8001, shidoni.com. 5, Makerstate Simple Circuits, 2:304:30pm. Learn the basics of electricity and circuitry; ages 6-12, registration required. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 13, Art Rocks!, 9:30-11:30am. Georgia O’Keeffe loved rocks; she collected them, depicted them in her artwork and arranged them around her home and studio. Decorate rocks using a variety of materials; all rocks/materials provided; ages 4-12 and their grownups. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 9461000, okeeffemuseum.org. 21, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. Be inspired by Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest to express yourself. Bring a pre-washed white t-shirt or canvas shoes and learn how to use permanent markers to create tie dye-like designs; seating and materials limited. Free with admission, NM History Museum/Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 22, Makerstate 3D Printing, 2:30-

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Ongoing, Contra Dances, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sat. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band & dancing. $8/members, $9/non-members, ½ off for students w/ID. Locations vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org.

Exhibits El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe: This center of Hispanic culture and learning, showcases and promotes Hispanic art, culture and history with gallery space, a 200-seat theater and almost every month hosts a new show. 1615 Paseo De Peralta B, 992-0591, elmuseocultural.org. El Ranchos De Las Golondrinas: A living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200-acre ranch. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the SW and hands-on demos make this a perfect spot for kids. 334 Los Pinos Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: A series of galleries organized by theme to offer a deeper understanding of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, life and times. Visit O’Keeffe at the University of Virginia, 1912-1914, Experimentation with the Revolutionary Ideas of Arthur Wesley Dow. Explore a remarkable story through O’Keeffe’s art, materials and personal possessions, many family-friendly activities, see website for schedule. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 946-1000, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org. Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return: An interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Visitors choose their own path: walking, climbing and crawling through a multiverse of more than 70 rooms created by 500 artists. 1352 Rufina Circle, 780-4458, meowwolf.com. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated solely to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of contemporary Native arts. 108 Cathedral Place, 983-1777, iaia.edu. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: A premier repository of Native art and material culture that tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from prehistory through contemporary art. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, indianartsandculture.org. Museum of International Folk Art: The world’s largest museum of interna-

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tional folk art with public programs including art making for ages 3+, performances, demonstrations and lectures that are included with Museum admission. Visit No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art, which features a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that used discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects. 1st Sun NM residents are free, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, With 3,000 objects, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind - dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium. Visit the Youth Gallery to see works by youths mentored by adult artists. 750 Camino Lejo, 982-2226, spanishcolonial.org. NM History Museum shows the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico for the past 400 years including permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people, Spanish colonization. Attend the public opening of Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest on May 14. The exhibit spans the ’60s and ’70s, exploring the influx of young people to NM and the subsequent collision of cultures. 113 Lincoln, 4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. NM Museum of Art displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe. Opening May 5 is Living Treasures Exhibition where the work of 12 current and former Living Treasures will be featured. Other activities include Art Walking Tours, 10am, Mons and Drop In and Draw, 10am, daily. 107 West Palace, 476-5041, nmartmuseum.org. NM National Guard Museum’s (formerly Bataan Memorial Museum) mission is to preserve the past, present and future of NM National Guard and to educate visitors about the proud history both in peace and wartime. The museum contains a wide range of exhibits throughout the military history of the US. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 474-1670, bataanmuseum.com. Palace of the Governors at the NM History Museum was built as a government building in 1610. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as NM and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Artisans Program. Admission is free 5-8pm, Fris. 105 W. Palace, nmhistorymuseum.org. Santa Fe Children’s Museum specializes in hands-on interactive exhibits that promote play and imagination. The museum also offers a diverse range of weekly programs, special events and extensive outdoor gardens. 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Site Santa Fe is a private, not-for-profit contemporary arts organization committed to enriching the cultural atmosphere by providing an ongoing venue for regional, national and international exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs. Site Santa Fe is closed for renova-

tions/ expansions and will reopen fall 2017. 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. The Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum features Oliver Greer’s Crawlywood Collection, an assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from around the world. There is also a collection of live invertebrates. Inside DeVargas Center Mall, 556 N. Guadalupe, Ste C, 6958569, harrellhouse.com. 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. Free, 1st Sun. 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Last Friday Art Walk, 57pm. Visit the Railyard Arts District where multiple galleries boast the best in international contemporary art. Free, Railyard Arts District, 544 S. Guadalupe, railyardsantafe.com. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yours!, 46:30pm. The SF Children’s Museum strives to provide community access with free admission for children under the age of 16 every Thus from 4-6pm. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, ext 115, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. A morning of discovery and play designed for toddlers and care givers. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, SITE Young Curators Exhibition Opening, 5-7pm. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org.

Fairs & Festivals Ongoing through May 28, El Museo Winter Market, 8am-3pm, Sats; 9am4pm, Suns. See art, antiques, jewelry, books, textiles and furniture. El Museo Cultural Museum, 250-8929, 555 Camino de la Familia, elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org. 6, Dragonfly School Spring Fair, 10am-2pm. A community event with activities for all ages; games and prizes for kids, arts and crafts, music; plant sale, book sale, food and Chicken Bingo. Free, Dragonfly School, 935 Alto, 995-9869, dragonflyschool.com. 6, 8th Annual Folk Art Flea, 9am-3pm. Folk Art treasures from around the world: masks, textiles, baskets, pottery, art, jewelry, sculpture, rugs and costumes at bargain prices, plus a Collector’s Corner of Folk Art Treasures too fine to be included with the Flea. Free, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 4761200, internationalfolkart.org. 26-28, Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival, times vary. Over 200 Native American artists participate in Santa Fe’s only museum-quality art show and sale; this is a benefit for the museum. $25/$10/free, Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy, 955-6206, nativetreasures.org.


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Music 6, Children’s Music Concert with Andy Mason, 4pm. An interactive and fun concert with award-winning musician Andy Mason. $10/family. Santa Fe Railyard Performance Ctr, 1611 Paseo De Peralta, 982-8309, railyardperformancecenter.com. 6, Spring Performance Series with Andy Mason, 1-2:30pm. Andy Mason will be performing for children in the new outdoor amphitheater where kids and parents can sing, dance, laugh and learn. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 12, Reason music education concert, 6pm. Santa Fe Community presents its student end of year live concert. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.

Open Houses 20, Open House at The Santa Fe Opera, 11am-1pm. The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, 986-5900, SantaFeOpera.org.

Science & Nature Ongoing, Docent-led tours of the historic Randall Davey House and Studio, 2pm, Fris. Take a trip back in time on this tour. $5, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, 983-4609, nm.audubon.org. Ongoing, Expert Guided Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats. For both experienced and novice birders. Free, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, 983-4609, nm.audubon.org. Ongoing, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 10am, Fris. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a handson program for ages 3-5 and their care giver. Listen to a story and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. Free/$5 suggested donation, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. Ongoing, Meet Cornelius, 3-4pm, Suns. Enjoy an informal meet and greet, learn fun facts about snakes. Free with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Seeds and Sprouts, 4:305:30pm. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on gardening and nature-themed activities. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 20, Saturday Science, 11am-12:30pm. Make tornadoes with Santa Fe Scientist Herbert Van Hecke. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 21, Pizza Garden Planting Day. Help plant a new Pizza Garden for the outdoor

Earthworks Garden; learn how to prep a garden bed for planting, basic garden design & planning and how to plant vegetable starts and herbs. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

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

Stage Ongoing, 29-Aug 25, Backstage Tours and Opera Insiders, 9am, Mon-Fri. One-hour tour: discover how an opera comes together; comfortable dress and footwear are recommended. $10/$8/free for ages up to 22, Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Dr, 986-5900, SantaFeOpera.org. 5-7, 12-14, Madagascar, The Musical, 7pm, Fris; 2pm, Sats & Suns. Take a journey out of the zoo and onto the stage with outlandish characters and adventures performed by an ensemble of 50 students and with a live band. $10/$6, The James A. Little Theatre, 1060 Cerillos, 982-3327, pandemoniumprod.org. 9-10, Madagascar, The Musical, School Performances. The James A. Little Theatre, 1060 Cerillos, 982-3327, pandemoniumprod.org. 20, Spring Performance Series with Santa Fe Performing Arts, 1-2:30pm. Enjoy a walk down the yellow brick road during a special performance of The Wizard of Oz in the 1.5 acre outdoor Earthworks Garden. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.

ton Ave, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:4511:15am, Thus. Ages 6 months-2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 5, 12, 19, Storytime, 11:30am. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 20, Summer Reading Kickoff Party and Plaza Fair, 11am-4pm. Family event with kids’ activities & registration for the Summer Reading Program. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.

Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe, 6pm, 1st Tues. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Please call first. Free, Christus St. Vincent Hospital Dental Building, 465 St. Michael’s Dr, Ste 201, 466-3839, asgsf.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary care giver as a grandparent legal issues, therapist. United Way's Early Learning Center, 430 La Madera St. RSVP and check for updates to meeting space by calling Ira at 955-0410 or 470-8481. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group, noon-1:30pm, 1st Mon; 6pm, 4th Mon. Meetings for families, friends, & care givers. Always open to new members. Life Link, La Luna Conference Room, 2325 Cerrillos Rd, 800-953-6745, namisantafe.org.

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

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Ongoing, Children’s Storytime, 10:30am, Thus & Fris. Catering to ages 6 months to 5 years; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo, 988-4226, collectedworksbookstore.com. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Weds. Ages 6 months-2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Tues. Ages 6 months-2 years and care givers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Main Library, 145 Washing-

Ongoing, Audio Recording Workshop, 5-7pm, Weds with Luis Rael. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Azteca Dancing. 6-8pm, Mons. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org Ongoing, Breaker Warm-ups, 3-5pm, Weds. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org Ongoing, Capoeira, 11am-noon, Sats. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. $5, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Game Club for Teens,

noon-5pm. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, GNU-Lenux Computer Programmer Meet-Up, 6:30-8:30pm, every other Thus. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Ground Zero Youth Radio Workshop, by appointment. Ground Zero Youth Radio airs live on KSFR 101.1 FM at SF’s Public Radio, 8-10pm, 1st and 3rd Wed. Free for teens, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Photo Club, 4:30-6pm, Weds. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org Ongoing, Screen Printing Studio, 57pm, Thus. Print art on posters, T-shirts, flags & more with the guiding help of an instructor. $10 ages 19 and under/$20 adults. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Warehouse 21 Summer Program, Sats. Check website for more details. warehouse21.org. 6, Hip Hop Concert, 7pm. Featuring Lil Criminal, Lil Chris and DJ Optamystik. $10, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 26, Hip Hop Concert. $10, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.

Especially for Parents Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting, 10am, 2nd Thu. All mothers and mothersto-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Free, Indigo Baby, 185 Paseo De Peralta, 466-2738, llli.org.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Farmers’ Market in the Railyard, 8am-1pm, Sats. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. Free, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Ghostwalker, 5:30pm, Tues, Fris, Sats, from Hilton Santa Fe; 5:45pm from Eldorado Hotel. Infamous and famous spirits in full costume come alive from Santa Fe and Northern NM’s past throughout Santa Fe’s historic downtown. $14, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Historical Downtown Walking Tours, Mons-Sats through Oct. 15 (except on Sats when large events are held on the plaza) 10:15am-12:15pm. Learn about the history of Santa Fe from a museum-trained guide. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance. $10/free 16 and under with an adult, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Ongoing, Historic Walks of Santa Fe, daily. Departs from different hotels at different times, see website. Led by professional guides/art historians, museum docents and seasoned actors recreating the past, experience the best of the city's attractions. $14 includes entry fee to Loretto Chapel, under 16 free with adult, 986-8388, historicwalksofsantafe.com.

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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Ongoing, Railyard Artisan Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. Pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handmade herbal body products. Free, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, artmarketsantafe.com. Ongoing, Society for Creative Anachronism, 6-8pm, Weds. Learn about the Middle Ages by recreating the arts and sciences of that period. Workshops in sewing, drumming, knot making and fencing; all ages. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Tuesday Market in the Railyard, 8am-1pm, Tues (May hours). Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 5, Family Movie Night, 7pm. This action film is a prequel to the Harry Potter series with wizards, wands and magical beasts. Free popcorn with donations are accepted. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 6, Family Movie Matinee. 1:30-2:30pm. Watch family-oriented movies. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 6, Ice Cream Social and Dedication 10:30am-noon. An ice cream social and dedication ceremony to celebrate the renovation of the outdoor amphitheater. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 13 & 27, Children’s Train Club, 10amnoon. Members of the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club sponsor a model railroad club for ages 7-18 who must be accompanied by an adult; space is limited. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 18, Maker Space Event: Paper Engineering, 3:30pm. For teens and tweens with their parents; a maximum of 20 participants allowed. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org.

June See May for Ongoing Activities

Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Open Arts Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. June's Theme: Youth Artists from the Spanish Market. Learn about the methods and techniques employed by young artists of the annual Spanish Market. Meet and work with some of these artists and create your own art. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 6, Upcycling Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Create new items from old; ages 6-12, registration

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required. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 7, Upcycling Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Create new items from old; for ages 6-12, registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 8, Upcycling Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Create new items from old; for ages 6-12, registration required. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 14, Arts Alive! Family Program, 10am-2pm. Flag Day: make a flag using natural materials to celebrate nature; groups of 6 must preregister. Free, Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 18, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. Visit the Out of the Box-The Art of the Cigar exhibition, and upcycle your own cigar box for storing your treasures or to give to Dad; seating and materials limited. Free with admission, NM History Museum/ Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 20, Transportation Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Make transportation structures; ages 6-12, registration required. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 21, Transportation Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Make transportation structures; ages 6-12, registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 22, Transportation Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Make transportation structures; ages 6-12, registration required. Free, La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4863, santafelibrary.org. 22, Summertime Fun, 9:30am-noon. Join in at the museum’s courtyard for activities using different materials; also enjoy a trip through the museum by taking part in a scavenger hunt; ages 4-12 with a grownup. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 29, Arts Alive! Family Program, 10am-2pm. International Mud Day and Botanical Garden Birthday Party: play in the mud and make seed-filled mud cakes to bring home for your garden. Plan to get muddy and bring a change of clothes; groups of 6 or more must preregister. Free, Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, 715 Camino Lejo, santafebotanicalgarden.org.

Fairs & Festivals 3-4, Spring and Fiber Fest: Life on the Trails of The Southwest, 10am4pm. See what life was like on the Camino Real, Santa Fe Trail and Spanish Trail. Learn about the people, goods and livestock that came and went on the arteries of the SW and experience traditional ranch activities like sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning and weaving, as well as a fiber arts marketplace, bread baking and crafts for children. $8/$6/free 12 and under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, golondrina.org. 17 & 18, Herb and Lavender, 10am4pm. Lavender and herb product vendors along with lectures and hands-on activities on all things lavender; also a mar-

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ketplace to shop from over 20 vendors. $8/$6/free under 12, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Pinos Road, 4712261, golondrinas.org. 21 & 28, Wednesday Evening Market, 3-7pm. Free, Santa Fe Railyard, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com.

Science and Nature 3, Curious Chris, 3:30-4:30pm. Music and science for all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 3, Curious Chris, 1:30-2:30pm. Music and science for all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 3, Kids in the Garden: Growing Veggies, 10am-noon. Attend this class with your favorite young gardeners and learn how to provide opportunities for kids in the garden: growing plants from seed and how to care for veggies. Each child will have a plant to take home and grow in their garden. Included with admission, register in advance, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 4, Curious Chris, 1:30-2:30pm. Music and science for all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 8, Solar Astronomy, 10am-noon. See solar activity on the surface of the sun with special telescopes; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 10, 17, 24, Family Wetland Wanderings, 9-11am. Explore the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve through art and science. Investigate, from the bottom of the pond to the tops of the trees; all ages but activities designed for ages 3-12 and care givers; no registration but materials may be limited and are first-come basis. Leonara Curtin Wetland Preserve, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 24, Saturday Science, 1-3pm. Discover how to create and launch water bottle rockets with NM scientist, Hubert Van Hecke. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 9898359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 24-25, Moonlight Camp Out, 6pm Sat10am, Sun. Sleep outside under the stars in the Earthworks Garden; enjoy stories, songs and S'mores around the campfire. Paint a glowing star, bake in a horno and enjoy a BBQ dinner and light breakfast. Limited camp sites available. Call for price and registration. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 28, Solar Astronomy, 10:30am-12:30pm. See solar activity on the surface of the sun with special telescopes; all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.

Sports 21-24, Rodeo de Santa Fe, 7pm. 68th annual event with fun, exciting family entertainment. Big time rodeo with a small town feeling. 3237 Rodeo Rd, 9881234, rodeodesantafe.org

Storytelling & Books Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:3011:15am, Tues. Stories, rhymes, songs and crafts for ages 2-5 and care givers. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 1111:45am, Thus. Stories, rhymes, songs and crafts for ages 2-5 and care givers. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington Ave, 9556837, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:4511:30am, Weds. Stories, rhymes, songs and crafts for ages 2-5 and care givers. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 14, 21 & 28, Summer Reading Club, 1pm. Kids going into grades K-4 are invited to hear stories, join in crafts and, games. Older students and parents are welcome to be assistants; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 16, 23, 30, Storytime, 11am. Books and activities; drop-ins welcome. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org. 16, 23 & 30, Summer Reading Club, 11am. Kids going into grades K-4 are invited to hear stories, join in crafts and, games. Older students and parents are welcome to be assistants, registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org., 17, Bob Kanegis, 1:30-2:30pm. Storyteller; all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 17, Bob Kanegis, 3:30-4pm. Storyteller; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 18, Bob Kanegis, 1:30-2:30pm. Storyteller; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org.

Also of Interest Ongoing, Tuesday Market in the Railyard, 7am-1pm, Tues (June hours). Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. 9, Family Movie Night, 7pm. Watch recent DVD releases on the library's big screen. Free popcorn with donations are accepted. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 10, Salida Circus, 1:30-2:30pm. Come to the circus; all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 10, Salida Circus, 3:30-4:30pm. Come to the circus; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 10 & 23, Children’s Train Club, 10amnoon. Members of the Santa Fe Model Railroad Club sponsor a model railroad club for ages 7-18; children must be accompanied by an adult, space limited. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum,


Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 11, Salida Circus, 1:30-2:30pm. Come to the circus; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org. 17, Family Movie Matinee, 1pm. A family movie shown on the big screen; Free popcorn with donations are accepted. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. 24, Rocky Mountain Puppets, 1:302:30pm. A talking puppet show for all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 24, Rocky Mountain Puppets, 3:304:30pm. A talking puppet show for all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano St, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 25, Rocky Mountain Puppets, 1:302:30pm. A talking puppet show for all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6837, santafelibrary.org.

Just for Teens 2, Ideal Generation Youth Rap Concert, 7pm. $5, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 9 & 10, Currents New Media Lecture, 11am-5pm, Fri; 9am-1:30pm, Sat. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 10, DJ Music Night, 7pm. $5, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 16, Vegan Mac and Cheese Competition, 10am-5pm. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. 19, Twisted Insane Hip Hop Show, 7pm. Featuring Twisted Insane, King Iso, Dikuz, Bishop Brainsick and C. Ray. $10, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.

Elsewhere in the Region ANGEL FIRE May 27-28, Demo Daze Angel Fire Bike Park. The only lift-access summer bike demo in the SW. Whether you ride DH, XC, Enduro, or a mix of mountain bike terrain, meet bike vendors to test ride their bikes; lift tickets must be purchased to test a bike in the park. Free, Angel Fire Resort, 10 Miller Lane, 800.633.7463, angelfireresort.com. Ongoing, Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market, 10am-3pm, Sats starting June 16. A weekly showcase of diverse local/regional artists, live music, food artisans and fresh produce. Free, Frontier Park, 3367 NM-434, 575-377-6555, angelfireresort.com/venue/ frontier-park. June 24, Cool Summer Nights Concert Series, Last to Know, 5-7:30pm. This seven-piece band blends the heartiest world rhythms with jam-band passion, while muddying the lines between Americana roots music, disco, funk and

bluegrass. Free, Frontier Park, 3367 NM434, 575-377-6555, angelfireresort.com/ venue/frontier-park.

CARLSBAD June 3, Main Street 2nd Annual CavernFest, noon-10pm. Free, Courthouse Lawn, 102 N Canal St. carlsbadmainstreet.org.

DURANGO, COLO. Ongoing, Durango Farmers’ Market, 9am-noon, Sats starting May 13. This market is a venue for local agriculturalists, ranchers and artisans to meet and share their harvests and talents with the community. Free, First National Bank of Durango Parking Lot, 259 W. 9th St, durangofarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Storytime, 10-10:30am, Tues. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave, 970247-1348, mariasbookshop.com. June 3, Zuke’s Mutt ‘n’ Strut Festival, 9:30am-noon. Enjoy a day on the mountain at this dog-friendly event. There will be activities for dogs as well as a 5K race, 1-mile run, Doggy Olympics, training consultations and competitions including best trick and best costume. $7/$10 advance, $12/$15 day of, free ages 6 and under, Purgatory Resort, 970-2479000, purgatoryresort.com. June 15, 22 & 29, Free Concert in the Park, 5:30-7:30pm. Live music and dancing; bring a chair or blanket, food and drink available or pack a picnic. Free, Buckley Park at 12th and Main.

FARMINGTON May 5, AstroFriday, 6:30-9:30pm. A public show and stargaze event once per month with a stargaze utilizing the college’s telescopes following at 9:30pm. Free, San Juan College Planetarium, Room 1723, 4601 College, 566-3361, farmingtonnm.org. May 5, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, noon4pm. There will be Mariachi bands, folk dancing, a jalapeno eating contest, Chihuahua races, Chihuahua costume contest, photo booth, food vendors, salsa cook off, activities, games and crafts. Free, Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington, 599-1197, farmingtonnm.org. May 20, Mother/Daughter Tea Party, 10am-noon. A tea party with crafts and treats for mothers and daughters of all ages. $4, Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore St, 566-2480, fmtn.org. June 3, Kidfest, 10am-4pm. Designed to offer kids a day and to offer Four Corners families information about summer programming, special events and camps; the theme is CRAZY CARTOON so dress as your favorite cartoon character and get ready to take pictures. Activities, live entertainment and exhibits. $2, McGee Park, 41 Road 5568, farmington.org. June 23, Father/Son Camp Out, 6pm, Sat-9am, Sun. Bring your boys, your tent, fishing poles, and get ready for a special night around the campfire. $4 per person, Westland Park, 2999- La Puente ,

566-2480, farmington.org. June 23, Kids’ Dog Show, 9:30-11am. Kids ages 6-12 bring your favorite pooch to the Kids' Dog Show where there will be multiple categories to enter and other dog-loving activities. Register in advance to participate in the show. Free, Kiwanis Park, 4200 E Main, fmtn.org.

LOS ALAMOS Ongoing, Birds, 10am-noon, Weds. Bring questions and talk to a bird expert in the Observation room. Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Rd., 6602460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, Nature Playtimes, Toddlers, 10-11am, Mons (except holidays). Preschoolers will enjoy a craft, story and outside activity. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Rd., 662-0460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, Plants, noon-4:30pm, Tues. Plant experts will be in the Herbarium to answer questions. If you have a “mystery plant,” bring in a photograph, or a sample. Free. Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 505-662-0460, peecnature.org. Ongoing, Reptiles, 2:30-3:30pm, Mons & Fris. Come pet a snake, or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Free. Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org. May 2, Lions and Hikers and Bears, Oh My!, 7pm. Temperatures are on the rise and so activity levels of bears and cougars. Sharing the trails with these peaceful but sometimes intimidating creatures is easy and enjoyable as long as you know what you're doing. Hear about hiking safely in bear country from an expert in large carnivore behavior and learn that there's really nothing to be afraid of after all. Free. Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 6620460, peecnature.org. May 9, Family Night Sponsored by Kiwanis Club, 6-7pm. An evening of books, games, hands-on activities and music. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org. May 13, Bear Festival, 10am-2pm. Activities for everyone; representatives from NM Game and Fish, Bandelier National Monument, Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, Cottonwood Rehab, Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Sandia Bear Watch, Valles Caldera and other organizations will be on hand to provide games and education about how to safely coexist with bears in celebration of bear month. Free, Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org. June 2, June Night Show, 7-8pm. Enjoy an interactive tour of the heavens that highlights the planets, star patterns, constellations and deep sky objects that may be observed during June. $4/$6, Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, 2600 Canyon Road, 662-0460, peecnature.org.

MADRID May 20 & 21, CrawDaddy Blues Fest, noon. Mine Shaft Tavern holds its 10th annual celebration of fresh Gulf seafood and blues bands with 15 bands over two days on three stages. $25/$20/$15/free under 12, Madrid Railyard, 2846 Hwy 14, 473-0743, ticketssantafe.org/ themineshafttavern.com.

SOCORRO Ongoing, First Saturday Star Party 8pm, 1st Sat. Guided night sky stargazing with the Astronomy Club under the stars. Star gazing and events begin at sunset, one hour after dusk. Etscorn Observatory, NM Tech, 575-835-7243, socorronm.org. Ongoing, Very Large Array Guided Tours, 11am-5pm, 1st Sat. Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, 575 835-7243, socorronm.org.

TAOS Ongoing, Red Willow Farmers Market, 10am-5pm, Weds. Local and sustainably grown produce, body products and baked goods. Free, 885 Star Rd, 575-7708688, facebook/RedWillowFarm. May 19-21, Taos Lilac Festival, 11am5pm. This festival showcases the peak of Taos’ abundant lilac blooms and celebrates both Taos’ rich history of lilacs. Kit Carson Park, livetaos.com. June 9-10, 4th Annual Blues, Brews & Bikes Festival, 8-11pm, Fri; noonmidnight, Sat. To benefit the Freedom Music Project. Music includes Taos Youth Music School, Lightning Hall, The High Desert Blues Band, Magic Dick & Shun Ng, Justin Johnson, Indigenous and “All-Star Jam. Bring lawn chairs for the amphitheater; raffles and auctions The Freedom in Music Project has delivered 80 acoustic guitars and an acoustic guitar program to seven youth detention centers and one recovery academy in NM and one youth detention center and one transitional living program in Texas. $25/$22/$10, Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, 575-758-1900, taosmesabrewing.com, thefreedominmusicproject.com.

VALENCIA COUNTY Ongoing, Free Thursday Night Movies, 6pm. Free Belen Public Library, 333 Becker, belen-nm.gov. Ongoing, Teen Open Gym, 2-6pm, Tues. Teen Open Gym for those under the age of 18 only. Free, BCC - Basketball Gym, 305 Eagle Ln, belen-nm.gov.

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Every parent has hopes, dreams and concerns for their child’s future. If your child has special needs, those concerns can seem extra worrisome. You may wonder what will happen when you are no longer around to help. A good plan can ease your mind. (On the other hand, the road to calamity is paved with good intentions and ill-conceived plans.) If you leave your child money exceeding the financial cap on eligibility for Social Security and Medicaid, he or she will be disqualified from those benefits. Unfortunately, these programs provide support only at the poverty level. That’s why most parents supplement with additional funds, if they can afford it. Here are some common pitfalls. The parents of “Bill,” a child with special needs, left their entire estate to trustworthy sister “Jane,” because they knew Jane would take care of him. But what happens if Jane gets in a car accident and is sued? Or if Jane unexpectedly dies and her less trustworthy husband remarries? Another family thinks setting up an “ABLE” account without additional planning will protect their daughter’s future. An ABLE account allows people with disabilities to save untaxed money without losing benefits. It is limited to contributions of $14,000 annually, and when the beneficiary dies, Medicaid takes funds left in the account as “payback.” ABLE accounts are a great addition to planning for a child with disabilities, but should be combined with other strategies. A Special Needs Trust (SNT) is an essential element of planning for your child’s future. It provides supplemental financial help while protecting necessary government assistance. There are two kinds of SNTs: a third-party SNT and a self-settled SNT. A third-party SNT allows parents, grandparents, siblings – anyone BUT the person with special needs – to contribute without endangering eligibility for government programs. The key advantage of a third-party SNT is that upon the beneficiary’s death, money can pass to relatives or charities – there is no Medicaid “payback.” A self-settled SNT is used when a person with special needs receives money above the amount allowed for benefits. The person’s own money can be placed in a self-settled SNT. The key difference is the money in a self-settled trust is eventually paid back to Medicaid, so money from third-party trusts and self-settled trusts should never be mixed. Parents must choose a trustee for an SNT. The trustee controls the money, so he or she must understand your child’s needs, act in your child’s best interest, and be capable of keeping accurate financial records. The person with special needs cannot be the trustee of either type of SNT. SNT assets can be used for almost anything benefiting the person with special needs, but there are prohibited expenses, such as food and shelter. Money should not be given directly to the person with special needs. There might be a good reason to spend money on prohibited expenses or give cash directly to the beneficiary, but doing so will jeopardize benefits. Planning for the future can be intimidating, but accurate information lessens the stress. Consulting with someone experienced with SNTs is important to make sure the trust is legally valid and accomplishes your goals. Johanna A. Pickel is an attorney with a Master of Laws in Estate Planning and Elder Law, which includes planning for people with special needs. Prior to entering the field of law, Mrs. Pickel was a Special Education teacher with a Master of Arts degree in Education, specializing in Special Education.

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A Series about Local Kids who are Changing the World By KAY SNYDER Ashley Fitzpatrick, 18, is a regular New Mexico teenager in many ways. She attends high school at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory charter school in Albuquerque, is involved with her family and her New Mexico teen Ashley Fitzpatrick at space camp church, and has with her team of fellow ambassadors (left to right): big dreams for her Ashley Fitzpatrick, Grace Kim, Luis Herrera, Alejandro future. But Reyes. Photo by Reena Rose Photography. Fitzpatrick also hopes to become an astronaut, and as she works hard to achieve her goal, she is inspiring others along the way. In February, Fitzpatrick completed her second trip to the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy, a space camp program held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. This camp is designed to inspire youth in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). This year, about 320 youth from 45 countries and 27 states attended the camp. It isn’t an easy program to get in to, but because she excelled the first time, Fitzpatrick was asked to return as a “Honeywell Ambassador.” This position gave her the opportunity to help some first-year attendees carry out simulated shuttle missions, make rockets and drive mini Rovers. Fitzpatrick enjoyed being able to guide the space camp participants. “I have been told by a lot of them ‘Thank you so much. We looked up to you. You made us all feel included. You were an inspiration.’ Receiving these messages makes me feel like I did my job well, and I’m very happy that I had the opportunity to do this,” she said. Fitzpatrick says she developed the confidence she needed to inspire and lead as she participated in the missions and team activities in space camp. “I graduated the camp (the first time) with such confidence in myself and my abilities ... and I went on to become swim team captain, to become National Honor Society president, and to score an internship.” That internship is at Xilinx, a software company that makes programmable logic, where she works on semiconductors. Fitzpatrick says she never would have been interested in STEM-related fields without active involvement in math and science. “Experiencing it, instead of just reading about it, is what really changed my perspective,” she said. Fitzpatrick attributes her love for science to her eighthgrade physics teacher, Joshua LaClair. She says LaClair made math relatable and enjoyable. “He taught me that math is so much more fun and so amazing when you apply it through science.” Fitzpatrick hopes to use the leadership skills she gained through her experiences at space camp to inspire others to reach their full potential, especially in STEM-related fields. “One of my favorite quotes from space camp was, ‘A great leader doesn’t make followers; they make more leaders.’ That’s the philosophy that I want to take … I would love to inspire kids the way that I have been by having fun with science. I want everyone to feel like they are worthy and that they can impact others as well.”


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Beautiful New Mexico Drawing and Poem by LARA VENER

Lara, 11, is of Christan, Jewish and Muslim heritage. She attends Manzano Day School in Albuquerque. The sun so bright to show all cultures, all people, all beautiful living things. All people I watch come and go with all different faces, and joys. Oh how I love to be here in this most wonderful of a state. All people walk free, and happy to be themselves, and express themselves in many ways. As I have been here I have seen many different flowers bloom once a bud and now something of its own, but I am still a bud I will grow, and will look and be my state and the other things around me. I love New Mexico, and all different cultures, and beautiful things growing around me!

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Let’s Read Let’s Read Let’s Read

These book reviews were written by the 4th and 5th grade journalism club at Manzano Day School under the supervision of Shari Stewart.

Pug meets Pig Author: Sue Lowell Gallion Illustrator: Joyce Wan Publisher: Beach Lane Books Ages: 3-7 Pug is a very happy little puppy. He has his own home, yard, bowl and even his own cute, little bed! He has a happy life until suddenly in walks Pig! All of a sudden Pug must learn to cooperate with Pig. Pug must share his home, yard, bowl and bed. This is an appealing story that teaches kids to share and the value of friendship. It teaches kids these skills by showing how Pug helped Pig and they became friends. It also teaches kids

the importance of kindness. This will make a great bedtime story with its soothing pictures and simple storyline. This is also a great book for kids to read to themselves because of its simple words and pictures. Maya J., 10

On The Reef Authors: Judith & Shandley McMurray Publisher: Firefly Books Ages: 5-8 This book is about a family that enters a contest to go to the Bahamas for a vacation. When they go to the

Bahamas, the family scuba dives. Chloe finds a turtle with a bag over its neck and head. Their leader,

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Dwight, has an uncle named Owen who helps the turtle get the bag off its mouth and head. I recommend this book because it shows kindness and love for animals. Also, that you should always be kind. You should get this book because it tells a really great story. This book is perfect if you love helping animals. I do! So, I love this book! On the Reef is a heartwarming story. Kayhaan M., 9

Did you take the B from my _ook? Authors: Beck and Matt Stanton Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers Ages:4+ This is a great book for parents to read to kids because the parents will sound really silly.This book is about the reader loving the letter B. But when they sneeze all the Bs get blown out of the book and they will say stuff like _eetle until the kid can yell at it to come back. Basically the parents will sound hilarious and the kids will love it. I enjoyed this book because it is very kid-friendly and as a kid I would love if someone read it to me. I think that this book will make the kids laugh. Zeleika V.,10

You DON’T Want A Unicorn!

Author: Ame Dyckman Illustrator: Liz Climo Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Ages: 3+ You might think you want a unicorn, but be careful about what you wish for! Unicorns shed, scratch, chew, burp, poop and more. It’s impossible to house-train them. But with a little work, well, maybe a lot, you could probably pull it off. But there’s a secret. This secret is so big, it can never, ever be shared with anyone. EVER! Once you read the book and find out what it is, you’ll immediately stop wishing for a unicorn. The author conveys this to you using a

unicorn-loving boy as an example. This boy uses his penny to wish for a unicorn in a wishing well, and guess what? His wish actually comes true! As soon as the secret is revealed to him, he wishes he had never wished for a unicorn in the first place and then, oh no, he has an idea! He wishes for something else! To find out what he wishes for and have the secret revealed to you, read this book. Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of many fantastic books. Liz Climo did the illustrations. Liz is such a good artist that she’s even the artist/storyboard revisionist on The Simpsons animated TV show! Eliot P., 11

Chee-Kee: A Panda in Bearland Author/illustrator: Sujean Rim Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Ages: 4-8 years This book is about a young panda and his family who have moved to another country. His parents love their new home, but Chee-Kee doesn’t like being different. He tried to disappear, but his look stands out. When CheeKee thought he would never fit in, the bears’ soccer ball got caught in a tree. When he retrieved the ball, he received cheers. Then, he began to love his new home. I liked this book because the theme is based on the author’s life. The plot line is very interesting to me. Also, if you have trouble fitting in, this book is for you. My favorite part of this book is the illustrations. Thomas W., 11


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Summer Fun! Activities Directory Residential Camps & Overnight Expeditions

Week 1 May 28-June 4, Wk 2 June 4-June 11, Wk 4 June 18-25, Wk 5 June 25-July 2, Wk 7 July 9-16, Wk 8 July 16-23.

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 8-16. Full Session July 9-22 ($900); Half Sessions July 9-15 & July 16-22 ($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.

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 11 through June 18. 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 + $46.80 tax.

Congregation Albert’s Camp Oranim, 3800 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Abq NM 87110. Phone: 505883-1818; 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 sleep-away summer camp, July 9–16, at Kamp Kiwanis. Camp Oranim provides a variety of experiences each day that include fun, game, sports, nature and the arts all within a Jewish environment. Campers from Las Cruces to Santa Fe make Camp Oranim part of their summer plans. Our camp staff makes wholesome, “home cooked” nutritious meals from scratch and we cater to special dietary needs. For students entering 2nd grade through high school including a Leadership/Junior and Senior Counselor program. Registration Fees: (Fees include bus transportation to and from Congregation Albert in Albuquerque) Camper (2nd-10th grades) $500; Junior Counselor (11th grade) $400; Senior Counselor (12th grade) $275.

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 57th 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 28 to July 30. Camp tuition is $650 + $46.80 tax.

New Mexico Military Institute Junior Leadership Camp, 101 W. College Blvd., Roswell, NM 88201. Phone: 575-624-8148; Email: Ojito Garcia leaps into Abiquiu Lake during a swim at New Mexico nmmiprogramsdirector@nmmi.edu; Web site: Wildlife Center’s Summer Camp. Photo by Christy Wall. nmmi.edu/summer/jlc; Contact: Major Gustavo Garza. A mix of classroom and outdoor events, Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions, 9223 4th St. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505with an emphasis on character building, leadership skills, and an introduction 248-0563; Email: michael@cottonwoodgulch.org; Web site: cottonwoodgulch.org; to NMMI cadet life, this program creates a stimulating and challenging interacContact: Michael Wagner, Associate Director. Every summer since 1926, tive environment. JLC camp is for students who have completed the 5th, 6th, Cottonwood Gulch has been taking kids ages 10 to 18 around the Southwest 7th and 8th grades and is a boarding camp. The Day camp is for 6th, 7th, 8th, on treks ranging from 2 weeks to 6 weeks. In the spring and fall we lead school 9th, and 10th graders. It is not a boarding camp. expeditions for all ages on expeditions around the Four Corners. We also have treks for adults and families. The Gulch focuses on promoting personal growth, New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp, P.O. Box 30874, Abq, NM 87190. Phone: scientific, historic, and cultural discovery, and instilling an environmental ethic. 505-323-SING (7464); Email: nmyhc@abcc.groupanizer.com; Web site: nmyhc.com; At the Gulch, we take you on world-class backpacking and hiking excursions, Contact: Tony Sparks, Camp Coordinator. Now in its 17th year, NM Youth but our expeditions are much more than that—we use our hands to explore Harmony Camp begins the evening of June 14, bringing together students who Southwestern art, science, farming, and archaeology, and we take time to learn have completed 8th through 12th grade. They spend three days at NM from the Native American traditions of the Navajo, Zuni, and Acoma people. We Tech in Socorro learning a cappella harmony taught by music professionals. would love to talk to you about getting your child on the perfect trek. The camp is fully supervised. A final performance for friends and family is held the afternoon of Saturday, June 17 at UNM's Rodey Theater. Registration is $245 Hummingbird Art Camp, 104 Hummingbird Rd., Jemez Springs, NM 87025. and capacity is limited! This year's guest clinicians are Low Key, Silver Phone: 575-829-3060; Email: hmcjemez@gmail.com; Web site: hummingbirdmusMedalists in the 2016 Harmony, Incorporated international competition. They iccamp.com. Hummingbird Art Camp is nestled in the Jemez Mountains where are also local Albuquerque girls! NMYHC is sponsored and organized by the nature, friends, and experienced instructors inspire creativity and fun. Six Albuquerque Barbershop Community Collaborative (ABCC), a non-profit, 501c3, weeks of overnight Art Camp are offered in June and July. Campers, ages 8-14, educational organization representing the men and women of Albuquerque's explore a variety of art projects in different media, and contribute to installafive barbershop choruses. tions or murals at the camp. The fun of summer camp in the mountains includes campfires, fishing, water-walking, hiking, sleeping under the stars, YMCA of Central NM Summer Programs, 4901 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, skits, storytelling, moonlight hike, and games. A dance at the end of the week NM 87110. Phone: 505-265-6971; Web site: ymcacnm.org. The Y offers multiple celebrates friendships that can last a life time. Campers stay in dormitories, programs to keep your kids busy this summer. We offer sports, day programs, gather for meals in the dining hall, create art in studios and outdoors, and sing and resident camping for ages 5-17. Information about locations, costs, and in the choir in the band shell. Explore the Web site and register online, view registration available online. photos on facebook/Hummingbird Art Camp or call for more information. continued on page 48 Tuition is $650 + $46.80 tax and an additional $35 + 7.2% sales tax for art camp.

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Beginning Summer 2017 Boys and girls Ages Eight through Fourteen

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Day Programs Santa Fe and Surrounding Areas Arts Alive Summer 2017, Museum Hill, Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail, SF, NM 87505. Free Hands-on Workshops for ages 3 to 103. All workshops are from 10am to 2pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of 6 or more, please call to guarantee free admission to the museum. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: Programs begin on the hour. To reserve a space please call or email Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272/joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us. June 6 Pottery, June 8 Fabric Stamping, June 13 Native American Foods, June 15 Native American books. Museum entrance to exhibitions by admission, $7 NM residents, $12 non-residents. Children 16 and under free. Museum of Spanish Colonial Art: Programs begin on the hour. To schedule groups please call 505982-2226 ext. 109 or admissions@spanishcolonial.org. June 7 Tinwork, June 14 Retablo Painting, June 21 Weaving. Museum entrance to exhibitions by admission. $8 Adults, Children 16 and under free. Museum of International Folk Art: To schedule groups please call or email Patricia Sigala 505-476-1212/ patricia.sigala@state.nm.us. July 25 & 27 Notched Frames, Aug. 1 & 3 Quilting and Fabric Collage, Aug. 8 & 10 Basket Making. Museum entrance to exhibitions by admission, $7 NM residents, $12 non-residents, 16 & under free. Santa Fe Botanical Garden: To schedule groups larger than 6 please call or email Mollie Parsons, 505-471-9103/mollie@santafebotanicalgarden.org. June 14 - Flag Day: Make a flag using natural materials to celebrate nature, June 29 - International Mud Day and Botanical Garden Birthday Party: Make seed filled mud cakes to bring home for your garden. Plan on getting muddy and bring a change of clothes, July 20 - Nature Sculpture: Use natural materials to make your own 3-D artwork. Garden entrance free for Arts Alive participants during workshop hours. BeGreaterThanAverage Robotics and STEM Camps, SF, NM. Phone: 505-7157732; Email: sagruenig@aol.com; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Shelly Gruenig, CEO. Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps, workshops and enrichment programs for kids 6 and older in Abq, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Hobbs and other locations. Day program with intensive handson experiences where kids learn about the Engineering Design Process and create, build, test, innovate and collaborate with others. Highly trained adult staff and student mentors from local award-winning robotics team, R4Robotics. Belisama Irish Dance, SF and Los Alamos, NM. Phone: 505-670-2152; Email: belisamadance@aol.com; Web site: belisamairishdance.com; Contact: Adrienne Bellis, Director. Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Performance opportunities within our community and fun choreography classes. Ages 5 and up; offered in Santa Fe and Los Alamos. See our Web site for details. Big Sky Learning’s Build It! 1114 Hickox St. Unit G, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505428-7575; Email: infobigsky@gmail.com; Web site: bigskylearning.com; Contact: Michael Sheppard, Director. “There’s nothing like Build It! and my kids just love it!” - Big Sky Parent. New Mexico’s longest running art and technology camp. Santa Fe and Los Alamos locations. Ages 9-14 build radio-controlled, off road racers from the ground up in R/C Arroyo Warriors FPV. Ages 7-8 enter the real world of electronic game design in Swine Craft Game Camp. Week long, full day programs with quality extended care. Limited enrollment. Scholarships available.

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Camino de Paz School & Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center’s Fun on the Farm, 03A Camino de Paz, Santa Cruz, NM 87567. Phone: 505-747-9717; Email: patriciap@caminodepaz.net; Web site: caminodepaz.net; Contact: Patricia Pantano, Director. An idyllic country setting for loads of fun and learning. Camino de Paz School and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center offer two weeks of fiber-related crafts (weaving, tye-dying, felting) and farm-oriented activities (caring for baby goats, gardening, water ecology, nature studies), including visits to the Santa Cruz River. June 5-9 and June 12-16. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 7-12. Campers may sign up for one week ($250) OR both weeks ($450). Van transport available from/to Santa Fe. Information and registration form at caminodepaz.net.

Our fun, high-energy camps teach the fundamentals of footwork, bladework, tactics, and technique. Each camp is for first-year or new fencers, and NMFF provides all equipment. Fencers will learn the rules of engagement, scoring system, and etiquette. Centrally located, NMFF is the only modern Olympic fencing club in Santa Fe. Don’t wait — each camp is limited to 12 participants. June 12–15, June 26–29, and July 17–20, 9:30–1:30 Cost: $200 1306 Clark Rd, Santa Fe 87507

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Children's Adventure Company Outdoor Adventure Camp, 935 Alto St., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-988-7201. Email: childrensadventurecompany@gmail.com; Web site: childrensadventurecompany.org; Contact: Dee Gregory, Owner/ Director or Sarah Baker, Assistant Director. Outdoor summer day camp running from May 29 to Aug 11. Cost: $300+tax per week for full days (7:45am-6pm), $280+tax per week for short day program (7:45am-3:30pm) for grades K-1st. Exciting outdoor programs: Day Campers and Little Trekkers entering grades K-2nd; Young Trekkers entering grades 3rd and 4th; Out Door Trekkers entering grades 5th-7th. Activities include: hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, art, cooking, yoga, gardening, and swimming. Friday field trips to Abq for the older groups. We are now accepting credit cards and registration online.


Santa Fe Encaustic Art Institute: Discover the Art of WAX, 632 Agua Fria, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-989-3283; Email: Mehrens@eainm.com; Web site: eainm.com; Contact: Douglas Mehrens, Founder, Encaustic Art Institute. FREE, ages 7-14: Free-form drawing/sketching on paper, with wax application on lightboxes.(called mono-printing) Crayons and pigmented encaustic wax used. 2hour program (10 am to noon), limited to 8 students. 2nd Sat each month beginning May 13 through August 12. Call for reservation, no drop-ins. Parental signed waivers required in advance. Go home with a painting or card. Encaustic Art Institute is a non-profit 501C3. Filmmakers Ink: Filmmaking Intensive, Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 413-320-6071; Website: Filmmakers-Ink.com; Contact: Patrick McCullough, Director. Make Movies with Filmmakers Ink during their Summer Filmmaking Camps, June 5-9. Professional award-winning filmmakers work with you to 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: $250. La Mariposa Montessori’s Adventure Day Camp, 18 Puesta del Sol, SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-995-9659; Email: lamariposa.montessori@gmail.com; Web site: lamariposamontessori.com; Contact: Linda Benitez, Co-Director. Plug into the great outdoors! Activities include kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, archery, nature exploration and more! Camp Dates: June 19-23, July 3-7 and July 31-Aug. 4. For children ages 6-12. Cost: $300/week. La Petite Academy Learning Center’s Great Escape Summer Camp, 15 schools in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho. 877.217.9530; Web site: lapetite.com/summer; Discover the joy of summer at La Petite Academy®, our Great Escape Summer Camp features exciting weekly themes and activities such as science, art, sports, nature, cooking and music. Your child will also enjoy awesome field trips, educational experiences, and healthy meals and snacks. Plus, campers get a new T-shirt, water bottle and backpack for summer adventures. Camp hours are 6:30am-6pm (hours vary by school). Learners Chess Academy Camps, SF, NM. Phone: 505-369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact; Victor Lopez, Executive Director. Since 2010, Learners Chess has been teaching chess in our week-long day camps to hundreds of students every summer to develop analytical, social, and leadership skills of success in school and in life! Learners Chess accepts students of all skill levels including absolute beginners. Check our Web site for dates and locations. Costs: Choose mornings, afternoons, or full days, $155/week of half days, $265/week of full days. Sign up early to get the best early bird discount! 10% off for multiple camps and for siblings.

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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 12, June 5 through Aug 11. 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 is limited. For more information or to request a brochure and pre-registration form call us. May Center for Learning’s Summer LEAP 2017, 2019 Galisteo, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-7407; Email: patty@maycenter.org or mark@maycenter.org; Web site: maycenter.org; Contact: Patty Conway, Office Manager. Eight-week Early Childhood Program for Pre-schoolers, ages 3 to 5, June 12-Aug 4, 8:30am3:30pm. Montessori-based program focuses on pre-reading and language development and cooperative play. Cost is $2,400. Five-week Summer LEAP for Kindergarten through 8th grade, June 12-July 15, 8:30am-4pm. This is a morning academic program in reading, writing, and math; afternoon choice of Adventure Camp, Arts in Motion, or Reading in the Wild. Half-day options also available. Cost is $2,750. 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 fencers. 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 are the Modern Olympic Fencing Club of SF. We have State of the Art Modern and Safe equipment for all fencers. Our central location is convenient. Camp attendance is limited to 12 continued on page 50

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participants. Instruction is exclusively given by James Odom who has 32 years of experience including US National Coach for 2009. Certified in all three weapons: Foil, Epee and Saber. Camp Dates: June 12-15, June 26-29, July 17-20; Times: 9:30-1:30pm. What to bring: Water Bottle (very important), Athletic Shoes with laces. No Keens, Tevas, or sandals are allowed. Bring Lunch for noon, snack for breaks. T-shirt and shorts only. No collars or long sleeves. No tank tops or dresses or skirts/skorts. Thursday final performance is 12:30-1:30pm– featuring full electric bouting and Olympic bouting. Bring your camera! Pandemonium Productions’ Musical Theatre Summer Camp, SF, NM. Phone: 505-920-0704; Web site: pandemoniumprod.org. “Be our guestâ€? in‌ Beauty and The Beast. Pandemonium Productions presents its musical theatre summer program for students ages 6 to 17, June 12 through July 23. We invite you to “Be Our Guestâ€? and study acting, singing and dancing and perform in Beauty and The Beast, “a Tale as Old As Time,â€? at the James A. Little Theatre. Rehearsals take place at The New Mexico School for the Arts, Mon-Fri, 9am1pm. Space is limited; scholarships available. Tuition is $695 if paid in advance, $710 with a payment plan. A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Rio Grande School Summer Camp, 715 Camino Cabra, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-983-1621; Email: neal_turnquist@riograndeschool.org or summer@riograndeschool.org; Web site: riograndeschool.org/summer; Contact: Neal Turnquist, Director of Auxiliary Programs. Weekly day camps for grades PreK-6th. Full day, morning and afternoon options available. Morning enrichment classes in video game design, improv, math and logic, board games, coding and robotics, creative writing, folk dancing and more! Afternoon program focuses on adventure-based learning and design challenges. Camp runs from 8:30am-4pm with optional early and aftercare. Santa Fe Climbing Center’s Climbing Adventure Camps & Classes, 3008 Cielo Ct., SF, NM. Phone: 505-986-8944; Email: andre@climbsantafe.com; Web site: climbsantafe.com; Contact: Andre Wiltenburg, Director. 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 8:30am to 3:30pm, $349 per week. Multi-day summer camps for ages 5-8: May 22, 30, June 5, 19, 26, July 3, 10, Aug 7, 14 & 21. For ages 9-13: June 5, 12, July 10, 17, 24, Aug 7, 14 & 21. Santa Fe Community College’s Kids Stuff, 6401 Richards Ave., SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-428-1676; Web site: sfcc.edu/kids; Contact: Maria Montoya, Administrative Assistant. Offering day camps for toddlers to teens. Intellectual and experiential learning through camps in swimming (ages 3 through 13), outdoor adventures (ages 10 through 15), computer programming (ages 9 through 17), plus cooking, music, art and design (ages 8 through 17). Scholarships available.

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Santa Fe Farmers' Market Institute POP Club, Weekday Farmers Markets, SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-983-7726; Email: melissa@farmersmarketinstitute.org; Web site: farmersmarketinstitute.org; Contact: Melissa Willis, Program Director. During this free 8-week program, families can get creative with hands-on activities, talk to farmers, try new food, and win prizes! And, every participating youth (ages 3-12 with parent/guardian) gets $2 in tokens to spend at each week-day Market that they visit. Santa Fe Performing Arts Youth Theater Program, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-982-7992; Email: sfperformingarts@gmail.com; Web site: sfperformingarts.org; Contact: Megan Maher, Executive Director. City Different Players (ages 6-12), Roald Dahl's "The Witches," June 19-July 30, Rehearsals Monday thru Friday, 9am-1pm, $695. Teen Ensemble (ages 13-19), "Sweeney Todd," June 12-July 30, Mandatory Audition + Casting Days: JUNE 12-15, Rehearsals Monday thru Friday, 1:30-5:30pm, $695. Brochure available. Scholarships available. Santa Fe Public Library, La Farge Branch, Summer Reading Program, 1730 Llano St. SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-955-4863; Web site: santafelibrary.org; Contact: Michele Reich, Children's Librarian. The Summer Reading Program, for children up to age 12, starts with a Kickoff Party and Plaza Fair May 20 at Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 11am–4pm. Registration through July 14, at all branches. There are prizes for each week of reading, with grand prize drawing at the end. We also will continue Books & Babies and Preschool Story Time through summer. All programs are free. The Summer Reading Program schedule for La Farge is: Curious Chris: June 3, 3:30-4:30pm. Upcycling Craft: June 8, 3:304:30pm. Salida Circus: June 10, 3:30-4:30pm. Bob Kanegis Storyteller: June 17, 3:304:30pm. Transportation Craft: June 22, 3:30-4:30pm. Rocky Mountain Puppets: June 24, 3:30-4:30pm. Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig: July 8, 1:30-2:30pm. Solar Astronomy: July 11, 10am – 12pm. Paper Craft: July 13, 3:30-4-30pm. Peace Pets: July 15, 3:30-4:30pm. Construction Craft: July 20, 3:30-4:30pm. Tall Paul Magic summer reading party for participants: July 21, 2:30-3:30pm and July 22, 10:30-11:30am.

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Santa Fe Santa Fe Public Library, Main Library, Summer Reading Program, 145 Washington Ave., SF, NM 87501. Phone: 505-955-6837; Web site: santafelibrary.org; Contact: Walter Cook, Children's Librarian. Summer Reading Program, for children up to age 12, starts with a Kickoff Party and Plaza Fair May 20 at Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 11am–4pm. Registration through July 14, at all branches. There are prizes for each week of reading, with grand prize drawing at the end. We also will continue Books & Babies and Preschool Story Time through summer. All programs are free. The Summer Reading Program schedule for Main is: Curious Chris: June 4, 1:30-2:30pm. Upcycling Craft: June 7, 3:304:30pm. Solar Astronomy: June 8, 10am – 12pm. Salida Circus: June 11, 1:30-2:30pm. Bob Kanegis Storyteller: June 18, 1:30-2:30pm. Transportation Craft: June 21, 3:304:30pm. Rocky Mountain Puppets: June 25, 1:30-2:30pm. Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig: July 9, 1:30-2:30pm. Paper Craft: July 12, 3:30-4-30pm. Peace Pets: July 16, 1:30-2:30pm. Construction Craft: July 19, 3:30-4:30pm. Tall Paul Magic Summer Reading Party for Participants: July 23, 1:30-2:30 pm. Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch, Summer Reading Program, 6599 Jaguar Drive, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-955-2828; Web site: santafelibrary.org; Contact: Amy Barr, Children's Librarian. The Summer Reading Program, for children up to age of 12, starts with Kickoff Party and Plaza Fair May 20 at the Southside Branch, 11am–4pm. Registration continues through July 14, at all branches. There are prizes for each week of reading, with grand prize drawing at the end. We also will continue Books & Babies and Preschool Story Time through summer. All programs are free. The Summer Reading Program schedule for the Southside Library is: Curious Chris: June 3, 1:302:30pm. Upcycling Craft: June 6, 3:30-4:30pm. Salida Circus: June 10, 1:30-2:30pm. Bob Kanegis Storyteller: June 17, 1:30-2:30pm. Transportation Craft: June 20, 3:30-4:30pm. Rocky Mountain Puppets: June 24, 1:30-2:30pm. Solar Astronomy: June 28, 10:30am – 12:30pm. Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig: July 8, 1:302:30pm. Paper Craft: July 11, 3:30-4-30pm. Peace Pets: July 15, 1:30-2:30pm. Construction Craft: July 18, 3:30-4:30pm. Tall Paul Magic Summer Reading Party for Participants: July 21, 10:30-11:30am and July 22, 2:30-3:30pm. Santo Niño Regional Catholic School’s Universal Cheer Association Elementary Cheer Camp, 23 College Ave., SF, NM 87508. Phone: 505-428-7916; Email: apeinado@santoninoregional.org; Web site: santoninoregional.org; Contact: Angela Peinado, Advancement Director. 3-day Cheer Camp for elementary school age children, June 19-21, $125 per student. Includes basic cheer skills, techniques, stunts, cheers, dance, and coaches’ workshop.

Market Fresh Learn from the best! Santa Fe chefs and Cooking Market vendors lead informal, on-site cooking demonstrations where you learn tips, tricks, and simple recipes using local ingredients.

Railyard, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30pm, June 6 – September 26, every other week Southside, Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, July 4 – September 26, every week Railyard, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, June 21 – August 9, every other week During this 8 week POP Club! program, families can get creative with hands-on activities, talk to farmers, try new food, and win prizes! And, every participating youth (ages 3-12 with parent/guardian) gets $2 in tokens to spend at each week-day Market that they visit.

Railyard, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am, June 20 – August 8 Southside, Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, July 4 – August 8 Railyard, Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30pm, June 21 – August 9

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Skate School’s Skateboard Camps, 825 Early St., Ste. H, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-474-0074; Email: skateschoolsantafe@gmail.com; Web site: skateboardsafety.com; Contact: Joe Lehm, Event Director. Ramp and Bowls Camps in SF: Young riders get expert instruction, mornings at Public Skate Parks and afternoons at our Indoor Private Park. Ages 8 and up, bring your own lunch, 9am to 4pm. May 29-June 2, June 12-16, July 3-7, July 17-21, July 24-28. Cost $275. Long Board Camps in SF: Ride our school's boards and learn to turn, stop and slide while riding local bike paths and at our Indoor Park. Ages 9 and up, bring your own lunch, 9am to 4pm. June 5-7, June 19-21, July 10-12, Aug 7-9. $200. United Way of Santa Fe County, 3164 Agua Fria, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505819-5483 or 505-819-5484; Email: abigailb@uwsfc.org; Web site: uwsfc.org; Contact: Abby Bordner, Outreach Coordinator. United Way of Santa Fe County provides free programs for families with children under 5 years old, including pregnancy support and education. Our home visiting for newborns and families includes information about child development and parenting. Our high quality Reggio Emilia inspired PreK programs are for 3 and 4 year olds (by Sept. 1). We also have events and workshops for parents and families, as well as support to childcare providers for children under 5 years old. Please join us for our events. Everyone welcome! YMCA of Central NM Summer Programs, SF, NM. Phone: 505-424-8077; Web site: ymcacnm.org. The Y offers multiple programs to keep your kids busy this summer. We offer sports, day programs, and resident camping for ages 5-17. Information about locations, costs, and registration available on our Web site.

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Big Sky Learning’s Build It! Los Alamos, NM. Phone: 505-428-7575; Email: infobigsky@gmail.com; Web site: bigskylearning.com; Contact: Michael Sheppard, Director. “There’s nothing like Build It! and my kids just love it!” Big Sky Parent. New Mexico’s longest running art and technology camp. Santa Fe and Los Alamos locations. Ages 9-14 build radio-controlled, off road racers from the ground up in R/C Arroyo Warriors FPV. Ages 7-8 enter the real world of electronic game design in Swine Craft Game Camp. Week long, full day programs with quality extended care. Limited enrollment. Scholarships available.

Española and Surrounding Areas Camino de Paz School & Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center’s Fun on the Farm, 03A Camino de Paz, Santa Cruz, NM 87567. Phone: 505-747-9717; Email: patriciap@caminodepaz.net; Web site: caminodepaz.net; Contact: Patricia Pantano, Director. An idyllic country setting for loads of fun and learning. Camino de Paz School and the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center offer two weeks of fiberrelated crafts (weaving, tye-dying, felting) and farm-oriented activities (caring for baby goats, gardening, water ecology, nature studies), including visits to the Santa Cruz River. June 5-9 and June 12-16. 9am-3:30pm. Ages 7-12. Campers may sign up for one week ($250) OR both weeks ($450).Van transport available from/to Santa Fe. Information and registration form at caminodepaz.net.

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New Mexico Wildlife Center’s Science Summer Camps, 19 Wheat St., Española, NM 87532. Phone: 505-753-9505; Email: christy@newmexicowildlifecenter.org; Web site: NewMexicoWildlifeCenter.org; Contact: Dr. Christy Wall, Education Director. We offer three Summer Science Camps for 4th through 6th grade students. At Abiquiu Lake, June 12–16, 9am–3pm, pick up at Bode’s in Abiquiu. At Heron Lake State Park, June 26–30, 9am–3pm, pick up in Tierra Amarilla. At New Mexico Wildlife Center. Learn about wildlife in New Mexico! Discover how we work to rehabilitate animals! July 17–21, 9am–3pm, in Española. New Mexico Wildlife Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “securing a future for wildlife through science and education.” Our wildlife displays are open to the public Monday through Saturday, from 9am until 4pm. In addition to our summer camps, we also present education programs to schools and other groups, and rehabilitate as many as 800 injured and orphaned wild animals annually. We hope you’ll come visit us!

Rio Rancho 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. Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps, workshops and enrichment programs for kids 6 and older in Abq, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Hobbs and other locations. Day program with intensive hands-on experiences where kids learn about the Engineering Design Process and create, build, test, innovate and collaborate with others. Highly trained adult staff and student mentors from local award-winning robotics team, R4Robotics. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico, 3333 Truman St. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-881-0777; Email: cnaea@bgccnm.org ; Web site: bgccnm.org; Contact: Christian Naea, Unit Director. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico offers Summer Camp at two locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Campers from ages 5 to 18 are encouraged to sign up and enjoy a summer filled with fun activities, outings and learning. Rates vary. Galloping Grace Youth Ranch: Animal Life and Farm Life Camp, 1500 Sea Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87174. Phone: 505-369-9463; Email: jamie@ggyr.org; Web site: ggyr.org; Contact: Jamie Magnant, Director of Youth Programs. GGYR's weekly Summer Camps feature two different exciting themes, Animal Life and Farm Life. Each camp is broken into age groups: 4-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, and (new this year) 9-11 year olds. These educational, interactive, and fun camps provide opportunities for kids to learn about animals and farming with hands-on activities and crafts led by our very own Junior Leaders at our working ranch. Camps are Mon-Thurs, 9am-1pm. Cost is $150/kid each week. Sibling, multi-week registration, and promotional discounts available. Register online. Animal Life: Kids learn about chickens, goats, pigs, and cows. With a chance to bottle feed calves, milk goats, and connect the dots about our meat sources for food, campers walk away this summer with so many unique and wonderful memories and knowledge! Dates are June 12-15, June 26-29, and July 17-20. Farm Life: Kids learn about composting, gardening, pollination, and utilizing resources from livestock such as wool. They will be mini-scientists looking at compost jars with microscopes, studying butterflies from all stages of life, learning about beekeeping and their essential role in pollination, practice spinning and dying

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Albuquerque wool, and tying together how important livestock, food, and farming is to our entire world around us! Dates are June 19-22, July 10-13, July 24-27. La Petite Academy Learning Center’s Great Escape Summer Camp, 15 schools in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. 877.217.9530; Web site: lapetite.com/summer; Discover the joy of summer at La Petite Academy®, our Great Escape Summer Camp features exciting weekly themes and activities such as science, art, sports, nature, cooking and music. Your child will also enjoy awesome field trips, educational experiences, and healthy meals and snacks. Plus, campers get a new T-shirt, water bottle and backpack for summer adventures. Camp hours are 6:30am-6pm (hours vary by school). Learners Chess Academy Camps, 532 Adams NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact; Victor Lopez, Executive Director. Since 2010, Learners Chess has been teaching chess in our week-long day camps to hundreds of students every summer to develop analytical, social, and leadership skills of success in school and in life! Learners Chess accepts students of all skill levels including absolute beginners. The dates for our UNM School of Law camps are: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11. Check our Web site for dates and locations in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. Costs: Choose mornings, afternoons, or full days, $155/week of half days, $265/week of full days. Sign up early to get the best early bird discount! Save $40-$50 per week by signing up by March 26! 10% off for multiple camps and for siblings. Mark Kistler Summer Art Camps, Rio Rancho, NM. Phone: 1-888-837-2933; Email: mkoperationsdirector@gmail.com; Web site: MarkKistler.com; Contact: Brandy Clark, Operations Director. Ages 6-16. June 6-9, Morning Sessions: Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1500 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. July 10-14, 9am-4pm, Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp, All Saints Lutheran Church, 4800 All Saints Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Mark Kistler's Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp and Drawing in 3-D camp is YOUR place to dive into your favorite arts in a fun inspiring place! Escape into your own artist world - be with friends who see, hear, and live in the world as YOU do. Learn from nationally acclaimed art educator Mark Kistler along with Master Artists who will be your guides to drawing, claymation, 3-D Pop-up cards, musical theater, and LIVE or stage performances! Rio Rancho City Summer Camp, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE; Ste. 100, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Phone: 505-891-5015; Email: ParksandRec@RRNM.Gov; Web site: rrnm.gov/summercamp; Contact: Melanie Rodriguez, Marketing and Outreach Supervisor. The City of Rio Rancho offers a high-quality Summer Camp program for children between the ages of 6 to 14. The mission of Summer Camp is to offer a safe place where children can go during summer break from school, while having a fun experience and developing new friendships. The curriculum consists of traditional and non-traditional sports, cooperative games, arts and crafts, field-trips, swimming, and other group activities. Summer Camp is staffed with experienced Camp counselors that provide a structured, safe environment.

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SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springstonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho–2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs.

Albuquerque and Surrounding Areas 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. Academy Montessori Preschool, 11216 Phoenix NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-299-2527; Email: blovato34@gmail.com; Web site: academymontessorischool.org; Contact: Ms. Joslynn DeHererra, School Director. Academy Montessori Preschool has been around since 1987, delivering authentic Montessori education to children ages 18 months through kindergarten. We are affiliated with the American Montessori Society. Our summer program starts June 5 and runs until July 28. We offer Spanish classes, science, Bricks for Kids (Lego man), Music & Movement, Fairy Tales Camp, Explora, Circus Camp, pizza every Friday, and a 4th of July cookout! Drop off hours start at 7am and pick up is until 6pm.

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Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Summer, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-858-8811; Email: summer_mail@aa.edu; Web site: aa.edu/thinksummer; Contact: Mindy Yzaguirre, Client Services Coordinator. Albuquerque Academy’s Think Academy Summer program dates: June 5-July 14. Pre-K to pre-grade 12; 8am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri; extended care until 5:45pm. Lots of spots in over 200 summer offerings, including six-week academic-enrichment and fine-arts classes; athletics and aquatics; full-day recreational Day Camp with enriched activities; 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 Design Studio architecture courses); languages; math and science; reading, writing, and literature; dance; drama; and visual arts. Extensive midschool-specific offerings include field biology, genetics, persuasive writing, steel drums, Greek and Roman mythology, physics, urban planning, fencing, guitar, speed and agility training, yoga, and Musical Theatre: Little Mermaid, Jr. Want two more weeks of summer fun for pre-grades 1-5? See our ThinkIt! listing. Think Academy…where children learn, sample, grow—and thrive! Albuquerque Academy’s ThinkIt! Summer Camp, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-858-8811; Email: thinkit@aa.edu; Web site: aa.edu/thinkit; Contact: Mindy Yzaguirre, Client Services Representative. Want two more weeks of summer fun for pre-grades 1-5? Albuquerque Academy’s ThinkIt! Summer Camp program dates: July 17-July 28; 8am-3:30pm, Mon-Fri; extended care until 5:45pm. Albuquerque Academy’s year-round ThinkIt! program for students in grades 1-5 is open to the greater-Albuquerque community. With hands-on curriculum and engaging focus areas, ThinkIt! students celebrate active-learning strategies through project- and inquiry-based activities, interdisciplinary options (e.g., science, engineering, and math), and enriched recreational programs. ThinkIt! Summer Camp is modular, so you can build a partor full-day schedule for your child based on your family’s needs. See the ThinkIt! camp offerings inside the Think Academy Summer catalog. Questions? Visit online or contact the Office. Think Academy…where children learn, sample, grow—and thrive! Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Public Library Summer Reading Program, 501 Copper Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-768-5141; Email: library@cabq.gov; Web site: abqlibrary.gov; Contact: Cody Wesner-Ellis, Library Services Supervisor. The Public Library ABQ-BERNCO's Summer Reading Program is a free 8-week program at the library that encourages children, teens and adults to read throughout the summer. Everyone can register, read, and be eligible for fun incentives (prizes). There are free programs and workshops at our library branches all summer long. Visit abqlibrary.org/summerreading for a full schedule! Albuquerque BioPark’s Camp BioPark, 903 10th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-848-7180; Email: bioparkeducation@cabq.gov; Web site: abqbioparkcamp.com; Contact: Cheri Vogel, Education Curator. 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! Experience a week of half and full day classes at the Zoo, Botanic Garden or Aquarium. Classes start at $125/week. Albuquerque Girl Choir, 201 University Blvd. N.E., Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-934-7409; Email: info@AlbuquerqueGirlChoir.org; Web site: albuquerquegirlchoir.org; Contact: Janet Samorodin. For girls K5-12 "Who Love To Sing!"– Teaching musical and vocal fundaments; public performances (recent examples: UNM Lobo games, Isotopes game, River of Lights, Festival of Trees, nursing homes); All State Choir Prep for NMMEA & NMACDA All State Choirs. $250 semester. Thursdays 5-6pm Prep Choir K5-2, 5-6:30pm 3-12 grades. Albuquerque Little Theatre Summer Camps, 224 San Pasquale SW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-242-4750; Email: kathryn@abqlt.org; Web site: albuquerquelittletheatre.org/education/kids-classes; Contact: Kathryn Morales, ALT Education Coordinator. If you have a “drama kid” at your house, please consider one of ALT’S Theatre Camps! Camps run 9:30am-noon, Monday–Friday. 2week session costs $225. Campers learn what goes into putting on a play as they prepare for a showcased performance for family and friends on Albuquerque Little Theatre’s historic stage. Camps are perfect for all skill levels and everyone is guaranteed a role and a great time! 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Rio Rancho Actors: July 24–27, Monday–Thursday, 9:30–11am. $60.00. This camp for young children (ages 4 – 6) introduces them to the magic of theatre where imaginations come alive while exploring the theme, In the Land of Make Believe. Camp includes theatre games, stories and songs to act out and fun activities. This camp does not showcase. To register for any camp, please contact Kathryn Morales at kathryn@abqlt.org. Albuquerque Museum School Summer Art Classes, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Email: tasedillo@cabq.gov; Web site: cabq.gov/museum; Contact: Theresa Sedillo, Education Coordinator. The Museum is our inspiration! Summer art classes at Albuquerque Museum. June and July classes for children ages 4-12. Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Digital. Make the Museum your summer classroom! Register Online Today. All Out Nerf, 6600 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-444-6964; Email: contact@alloutvr.com; Web site: alloutvr.com; Contact: Ronnie Carrell. All Out Nerf, because your kids love NERF games and battles and because you love it when your kids play, get exercise and make new friends. We guarantee that a week of camp will improve your child's speed, quickness, endurance and agility. 5 full days of NERF fun from 8am to noon, including The Daily Warm Up, Capture the FlagHunger, GamesKing of the Hill, Goldeneye, Humans vs. Zombies, Tunnel, Storm the Fort, Touch & Flag Football, Relay Races and Much More Fun! NERF Blasters will be awarded in weekly contests for best sportsmanship! Blaster Camp is for kids 7-14. We divide campers into groups based on size and ability. Campers are supervised by specially trained adults who are trained in CPR and First Aid, have been background-checked and love NERF. June 19-Aug. 11. All Out VR’s VR & Minecraft Camp, 6600 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-444-6964; Email: contact@alloutvr.com; Web site: alloutvr.com; Contact: Ronnie Carrell. UNM Teacher will teach the classes. It will be a 6:1 ratio. Minecraft classes: ages 7-18 - your student will create, explore and put their problem-solving skills to the test by building maps and creating resource packs in the game Minecraft. Then they'll take control of their world with command blocks and redstone. This course isn't just about building in Minecraft. Many educators have adopted the Minecraft platform as a way to build reading, writing, math, and science skills. Come experience the next evolution in gaming! VR Classes: ages 8-18 - the combined power of the HTC Vive and Unreal Engine 4 will have you fully immersed in new environments for a one-of-a-kind experience! Use Blueprints & a visual programming language to create special events and modify gameplay. The power of creation is at your fingertips!

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Animal Humane New Mexico’s Camp Humane, 615 Virginia St. SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-938-7864; Email: summercamps@AnimalHumaneNM.org; Web site: AnimalHumaneNM.org/events-ahnm/camp-humane; Contact: Gina Sena, Humane Educator. Camp Humane is Animal Humane’s animal-themed summer day camp for kids ages 8–13. Campers enjoy learning about and spending time with different pets and other animals during our week long camps! Four camp sessions available: June 19-23 (Ages 8-10), June 26-30 (Ages 8-10), July 1014(Ages 11-13), July 17-21 (Ages 8-10). Ann Silva's Sewing Center Camp Sew Fun, 4520 Alexander Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-881-5253; Email: jill@annsilvas.com; Web site: annsilva.com; Contact: Jill DeTemple, Assistant Manager. Camp Sew Fun is June 5 through July 28. Learn sewing skills, safety, and fun, for ages 6-16. Class projects are 1 to 5 days long, $24 to $120, plus kit fee. Sign up soon as classes fill quickly. 8 students maximum, per class, with 2 teachers. Opening the doors to Sewing Adventures, so you can learn to Stitch Your Art Out! Ao Chinese Learning Language Program, 8900 Mission Ridge Dr. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505-515-1898; Email: aochineselearning@gmail.com; Web site: aochineselearning.com; Contact: Yanyan Ao, Language Instructor. Immerse yourself in the Chinese language and learn how to read and write Chinese characters and speak Mandarin Chinese. Ao Chinese Learning is offering two summer classes from June 5 to July 28 based on age. Ages 6-10 will be held from 8am-noon, Monday-Friday. Ages 10+ will be held from 1pm-5pm, MondayFriday. Cost is $1600 and all materials are provided. The class will follow the book written by the instructor. The session is going to cover self introduction, greetings, apology, gratitude, farewell, and numbers. The vocabulary covers some daily commodities, fruits, and vegetables. To ensure the best learning experience, each class session will have a limit of 8 students. AYSO UKI Soccer Camp, at El Oso Grande Park, 10600 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-610-7917; Email: aysocommunications@gmail.com; Web site: uksoccer.com/Online/A302.php?SSID=NM; Contact: Melissa Frei, Communications & Marketing Director. AYSO Soccer Camps provide a number of programs including full-day, half-day and mini camps; as well as goalkeeper and striker continued on page 56

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clinics, advanced training camps and team camps. With the help of UK International Soccer Camps, AYSO's official camp provider, we deliver these programs through professional coaches that are trained and certified according to AYSO standards, including Safe Haven. Ages 4-16. Weeks of the camp are: June 19June 23; June 26-June 30; July 10-July 14; July 17-July 21; July 31-Aug. 4; Aug. 7-Aug. 11. Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM, 6913 Natalie NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-1054; Email: brt@brtnm.com; Web site: brtnm.com; Contact: Katherine Giese, Executive/Artistic Director. Budding Ballerina Boot Camp is designed for the 8-12 year old up-and-coming dancer. Classes 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 camp is 12:30–4:30pm Monday–Friday; July 24 – 28. Tuition is $240. A $50 non-refundable registration fee is due with the application and is applied towards tuition. Fairy Tale Dance Camp is for ages 5 -9 years old. Classes 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–Friday. Coppélia, June 5–9; Wizard of OZ, June 12–16; Beauty & the Beast, July 31–Aug. 4; Nutcracker, Aug. 7–11. Cost per session is $150. $30.00 nonrefundable deposit due with application, which is applied toward tuition. Discounts for multiple sessions and for payment in full by May 21. Summer Ballet Intensive is a 2-week program (June 19–30) for pre-professional ballet dancers to further develop their artistry and technique. For ages 10 and up. o animals this summer your child’s love of Unleash y al-themed umane’s anim Camp Humane, Animal Hu at C 13. 13 8 s summer camp for kids age – • • • •

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BeGreaterThanAverage Robotics and STEM Camps, Abq, NM 87144; Phone: 505-715-7732; Email: sagruenig@aol.com; Web site: BeGreaterThanAverage.org; Contact: Shelly Gruenig, CEO. Robotics and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Camps, workshops and enrichment programs for kids 6 and older in Abq, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Hobbs and other locations. Day program with intensive hands-on experiences where kids learn about the Engineering Design Process and create, build, test, innovate and collaborate with others. Highly trained adult staff and student mentors from local awardwinning robotics team, R4Robotics. Blackman Martial Arts Academy’s Summer Program, 9900 Montgomery Blvd., 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 White Belt. Space is limited, pre-register by May 31 to guarantee enrollment. Voted “Best Martial Arts Classes,” “Best Kids Classes” in 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 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 2017, 4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-898-6388; Email: admin@bosqueschool.org; Web site: bosqueschool.org; Contact: Sean Etigson, Summer Program 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, fullday schedules (8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) with many class options throughout the day. In addition, before and after care 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: cnaea@bgccnm.org ; Web site: bgccnm.org; Contact: Christian Naea, Unit Director. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico offers Summer Camp at two locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Campers from ages 5 to 18 are encouraged to sign up and enjoy a summer filled with fun activities, outings and learning. Rates vary. Calibers Kids Camp - Cutler Location, 4340 Cutler NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-938-3145; Email: training@calibersusa.com; Web site: calibersusa.com; Contact: Joel Long, Instructor. This camp teaches your children the basics of firearm safety and shooting. NRA certified instructors will guide your children in the proper response to finding a firearm that is unattended, firearm safety, marksmanship and fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. For children between ages 8 & 14. Camp Dates: June 5-7, July 10-12, Aug. 810, 10am–noon. Calibers Kids Camp - Coors Location, 9330 Coors Blvd. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505-938-3145; Email: training@calibersusa.com; Web site: calibersusa.com; Contact: Tony Otero, Instructor. This camp teaches your chil-


Albuquerque dren the basics of firearm safety and shooting. NRA certified instructors will guide your children in the proper response to finding a firearm that is unattended, firearm safety, marksmanship and fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. For children between ages 8 & 14. Camp Dates: June 5-7, July 1012, Aug. 8-10, 2pm-4pm. Captured on Cloud 9 Summer Camp, sponsored by Health Coaching by Christi Rein, 5621 Paradise Blvd. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505-315-4786. Email: summercapturedoncloud9camp@gmail.com; Web site: christirein.com; Contact: Christi Rein, Director. Are you looking for a mindful holistic inspired camp for you child? Captured on Cloud 9 proudly presents summer camp opportunities designed to inspire your child to a mindful way of living for children Grade 25. Activities have been carefully selected to promote self respect and respect of others. Included are art projects, yoga, play, meditation, nutrition, dance, gardening and preparing a healthy snack daily. The camp will also have several guest appearances: Michael Guzzio, Energy Healer, will work with the kids to recognize the difference between good and bad energy and simple solutions to clear the bad energy; Felice Dunn, Dance Expert, composing a fun energetic dance routine with the kids; Shonna Jordan, Director of Public Relations for Houses with Hope will work with the kids to construct mindful ideas and ways to collaborate different methods for spreading kindness; especially when it comes to our homeless community; and Barbara Spear, Professional Crafter interacting with the kids to design a mini vision board project, just to name a few. In addition to the director, teenagers with a passion to teach mindfulness will also facilitate the camp. Sessions: May 30-June 2; June 19- 23; July 10-14; and Aug. 7-11. Cost per week is $285. Space is limited. Cathedral of St. John’s Cathedral Choristers Summer Auditions (for 2017/2018 season), 318 Silver Ave. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-247-1581, x106; Email: cathedralmusicprogram@gmail.com; Web site: stjohnsabq.org; Contact: Dr. Maxine Thevenot, Director of Cathedral Music & Organist. Being a Cathedral Chorister means being a part of an ancient choral tradition that extends back 1,000 years. The Cathedral of St. John's nationally recognized chorister program, based on the renowned Royal School of Church Music syllabus, began in the Fall of 2006. All that is required to qualify for the chorister program is a sparkle in the eye, enthusiasm, intelligence and potential. Candidates don't need to have had any formal singing experience. The girls and boys will receive an unparalleled musical and general education at St. John's and explore the finest sacred music written for children's voices from the 14th century to the present day. They will make friends for life and make unique memories which they will treasure forever. The Cathedral Chorister and Cherub choirs are seeking girls and boys (unchanged voices) ages of 3 to 13 years old. Auditions/interviews for these two internationally recognized programs will take place June 19-22, by appointment, for the new season, which begins Sept. 5. The program year runs to late May 2018. One instructor and one assistant per choir of no more than 16 participants in each ensemble ensures a high level of attention to the musical development of each child. There is no fee for this excellent musical education. We expect a high level of commitment and dedication to the program in return. Children will have weekly rehearsals and performance within the context of liturgy; concert performances of a professional nature with other well-established groups such as the Santa Fe Opera; national and international touring; and the chance to participate in the making of internationally released recordings. 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: Christopher Walsh, Storyteller. Ages: 5-12, May 30Aug 11, Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm. Locations: Bandelier Elementary, Sombra Del Monte Elementary, Inez Elementary, North Star Elementary and Osuna Elementary. Activities include: Field Trips, Enrichment Activities, Swimming, and Clubs. COA Recognized, and 5 star rating from CYFD. This year our theme is Geek Out, and each week we will be geeking out on different subjects such as Science, History, Fantasy, Animals, and Sports. Chinook Spirit Children's Academy: Open Enrollment Drop-In Period & Beginner's Sewing Camp, 5621 Paradise Blvd. NW, Abq, NM 87114. Phone: 505-850-7916; Email: holly@chinookspirit.org; Web site: chinookspirit.org; Contact: Holly Wu, NBCT, Director. Open Enrollment Drop-in Period is June 5-9 from 9am-noon. Also available: Beginner's Sewing Camp! June 5-9, 9am-noon. $200 includes camp and materials. CSCA is a K-8 multi-age, integration of academics, creativity, & consciousness with weekly service projects or curriculumrelated field trips. Teachers are nationally certified & have Master's Degree. Daily meditation; differentiated instruction in all academic areas: literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music with instruments, PE, and more.

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Explore! Experiment! Problem-Solve! Create! Students will enjoy: Field Trips, Gardening, Art, Movement & Dance, Math, Cooking, Reading, Writing, Science, Studies of Countries from Around the World, Water Play, & More! Register Now! www.manzanodayschool.org (505) 243-6659 ext. 307

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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 S. Cooperman, ECC Coordinator. Our camp for ages 2-7 brings learning outside! Join us and have fun with environmental themes including gardening, trees, animals, soil, water, people and shelter. Session I: June 5–30, Session 2: July 5–28. Hours: 9am–1pm or 9am– 3pm. Mon/Wed/Fri or Mon-Fri options available. $50 non-refundable deposit applied toward tuition. 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 welcome. Bring lunch. Ask about our sibling discount. Congregation B'nai Israel Preschool’s Let's Explore! 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-266-1055; Email: preschool@bnaiisraelnm.org; Contact: Samantha Newcomb, MA, Preschool Director. A 4-Star quality Jewish, play-based program for children of all faiths. Accepting children ages 18 months to Pre-K. Session I: Journey to the Stars, June 5-30; Session II: Under the Sea, July 5-28. Cottonwood Montessori School’s Fun in the Sun Summer Day Camp, 3896 Corrales Rd., Corrales, NM 87048. Phone: 505-897-8375; Email: val@cottonwoodschool.org; Web site: cottonwoodschool.org; Contact: Val Armenta, Registrar. This summer’s offerings for children ages 2-11 are a mix of our most popular themes and activities such as gardening, cartooning, cooking, sports, science, art and lego robotics. Join us this summer for joyful learning and creative expression through dynamic adventures in hands on learning. Your child can explore exciting learning environments, enhanced by a culturally rich curriculum, which involve both physical, social and creative challenges. Our programs include sports, visiting artists and fiestas, which will showcase our adventures. Elementary students will take a field trip each week to an engaging destination such as the jump park or miniature golf. Your child will be engaged in activities with our masterful teaching staff that will foster confidence, independence and positive peer interactions while leaving her feeling enriched and entertained. The early childhood camps will follow the same theme, with age appropriate activities, and minus the weekly field trip. Back by popular demand: our elementary LEGO ROBOTICS camps, Aug. 7-18, will keep your child thinking. Learning was never this fun! The school opens at 7am and closes at 6pm for daycare. Camps begin at 9am and end at 3pm. Schedule and fees per weekly camp: 9-noon $175, 9-3 $200, 7-6 $250. Note: LEGO Camps 10 & 11 cost $250 regardless of day session selected. Dance Theatre Southwest with Patricia Dickinson Wells Summer Kidz Camp, 5505 Osuna Rd. NE, Ste. J, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Email: dancetheatresouthwest@gmail.com; Web site: dtsw.com; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells, Director, or Jordan Slocum. Dance Theatre Southwest's Dance Classes for All Ages & Abilities, all Summer long! Ages: 2 years to mature adult & professional levels; Days/Hours: Days and Times will vary throughout the summer, including several dedicated Kidz Camps and Summer Intensives for different ages. Since 1994, DTSW has provided dance education to boys and girls, now serving its second generation of dancers! Alumni Dancers from DTSW have gone on to professional careers with major companies, Broadway, TV and Movies, and others found successful professional careers in all walks of life. The discipline of dance lasts a lifetime as well as the friendships and bonding of taking class together and sharing the dance passion. Classes in classical ballet, pointe, partnering/pas de deux, contemporary modern, jazz and hip-hop. Boys always 1/2 off! Enrolled dancers have special opportunities with master class teachers and special original dance productions with both DTSW and Festival Ballet Abq. DTSW offers top-rated, affordable, nationally-recognized professional standards of excellence in dance education. The faculty of professionals is led by Patricia Dickinson Wells, an internationally recognized choreographer and dance educator. Large faculty with low student/teacher ratio. Award-winning studio and superb training with some financial aid available. Dogwood Therapy Services’ Kids & K9's Summer Camps, 3108 Alamogordo Dr. NW, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-228-4650; Email: info@dogwoodtherapy.com; Web site: dogwoodtherapy.com; Contact: Melissa Winkle. Welcome to Dogwood. Check out our summer day camps for kids ages 8-18! We have a special interest in the human-animal bond and offer a variety of camps that teach dog care & dog training. We also have cooking, crafts, board games, and more! Our dogs are in training specifically to work for people with disabilities and others for family pets. We also offer occupational therapy within the camps for kids with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial disabilities. Kids without disabilities can be a peer mentor for those who would like a buddy. There is something for everyone! Space is limited! East Gate Kids, 12120 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-294-5102; Email: mcrespin02@gmail.com; Web site: eastgatekidsabq.com. East Gate Kids is proud to announce our Space Pirate Summer Program. We are enrolling in the

summer for children ages 5-12. We are planning an interactive summer with field trips to Explora, The Planetarium, Mamas Minerals, as well as weekly field trips to the movies and Los Altos Swimming Pool. Conduct in-depth science experiments that support the Space Pirate Theme including making Moon Sand, Rockets, and Crystal Geodes. CYFD Contract Accepted. Explora Summer Camps, 1701 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque NM 87104. Website: explora.us. Contact: Reservations Manager, phone: 505-224-8341, email: reservations@explora.us; Grades Pre-K–8, June 5–Aug. 11: Spark curiosity over the summer break. Join us for discovery and investigation! Choose from dozens of different topics in Explora week-long day camps, with optional before and after camp care. Explora camps offer a fun way for kids to get their hands into chemistry, biology, art, engineering, physics, robotics, and more as they: build harnesses to crash-test eggs, explore chemistry through cooking, electrify objects, launch flying contraptions, build machines, make mixedmedia creations, and a whole lot more! Plus, we have camps with special guest educators: Grades 9–12: June 26-30: Computer Game Development with Sandia National Lab engineers, and Grades 2-3: June 26-30: Science Storytelling with a professional storyteller. And we have Another summer opportunity is for ages 12-15: be an Explora Summer Youth Apprentice: Explore science & engineering through hands-on activities and field trips, and gain leadership skills helping with camps. Call 224-8320 to apply by May 1 for this program. We also have Inclusive Summer Camps for children with Autism Grades K-5: June 12-16 Grades 3-5, June 19-23 Grades K-2. And Explora has parties down to a science! Book your next birthday party at Explora, and choose a fun learning activity for your guests! Fishback Studio SummerDance, 4529 Eubank Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-298-8828; Email: fishbackstudio@qwestoffice.net; Web site: fishbackstudio.com; Contact: Kathie F. Anthony. Classes: June 6–July 15 PreKinder dance for ages 3, 4, 5. Child-teen-adult: jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern, dance team technique, contemporary & Scottish. Our special Performing Arts Workshop for ages 6 1/2 thru teen is 4 weeks/4 hours per week (Tue/Thurs 5pm-7pm) includes cheer, singing, modeling, theater, jazz, ballet, tap and acrobatics. For adults we offer Swing, Salsa and More for 6 weeks–meets Thurs 7:30pm; starts June 8. Growing Stage’s Summer Intensives, 13170 Central SE, Ste. B104, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-288-1205; Email: info@thegrowingstage.com; Web site: thegrowingstage.com; Contact: Zoey Reese, Education Director. Voted one of Albuquerque's Top Five Best Summer Camps! Students, ages 7 & up* have fun developing their skills in acting, improv, singing & dance technique while working as a team on their show. Classes meet Mon-Fri, 9am-3:30pm and culminate with a showcase for family & friends. Session #1: May 30-June 16 at The Vortex Theatre. Session #2 (*teens 12 & up): June 26-July 14 at the NDI Hiland Theater complex. Session #3: July 24-Aug 4 at the NDI Hiland Theater complex. Growing Stage’s Tiny Tots Camp, 13170 Central SE, Ste. B104, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-288-1205; Email: info@thegrowingstage.com; Web site: thegrowingstage.com; Contact: Zoey Reese, Education Director. Tiny Tots, ages 3-6, develop skills in Acting, Singing and Dance techniques, while making friends and working as a team. Children learn and grow through imaginary play, story theatre, movement & vocal games, and having fun! Class culminates with an informal presentation by the students for family and friends. Camps meet for five consecutive days from 9:30-11:30am. Camp #1 May 30-June 3. Camp #2 June 59 at The First Unitarian Church. Harwood Art Center’s Summer Art Camp, 1114 7th St. NW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-506-3302; Email: info@harwoodartcenter.org; Web site: harwoodartcenter.org; Contact: Drew Kirkpatrick, Arts 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 immerse themselves in the arts with a group of inspired peers and accomplished instructors. They experience a range of exciting activities in a positive, supportive atmosphere. From ceramics and painting, to theater and dance, imaginations are unleashed. 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High Desert Yoga: Kids and Teens Summer Yoga Camp, 4600 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-232-9642; Email: yogainfo@highdesertyoga.com; Web site: highdesertyoga.com; Contact: Shana Lane, Camp Director. High Desert Yoga's summer camps are a lively and fun place to instill valuable life lessons of self-care, confidence, body awareness, and healthy habits. Each day combines yoga, art, music, nutrition, and games to explore the many ways yoga can help balance the mind & body. Ages: Kids Camp 5-11 yrs; Tween/Teen Camp 12-17 yrs. Sessions: June 19–23; June 26–30, July 31–Aug 4. Details: Mon–Fri, 1pm-4pm. Individual Camps: $145/1 week, M-F. Discounts–Siblings: $10 off; Multiple Weeks: $10 off each additional week. Hit or Miss Archery Center Summer Class, 2801 Broadbent Pkwy NE, Ste. D, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-200-9650; Email: hitormissarchery@yahoo.com; Web site: hitormissarchery.com; Contact: Neil or Julee Overbay. Ages 7-14. Every Monday and Wednesday starting June 5, 9:30-10:30, $120 per student for 12 classes or $15 per class (multi-kid discount). Come learn the basic fundamentals of archery or improve on the knowledge you already have. 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 Program. HCS has a Summer Day Camp for students entering Kindergarten (five years of age) through 5th grade, and a separate Summer Day Camp for 6th-8th grade students. Our camps provide an opportunity for fun, learning, and growing. They include sports, arts & crafts, Bible instruction, music and field trips. Campers experience a full day of activities and opportunities to grow physically, spiritually and socially, in a supervised environment. Contact the Admissions Department. Huntington Learning Center, 8201 Golf Course Rd. NW, Ste. B-3, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-797-3073; Contact: Sohale Mufti; Web site: huntingtonlearning.com. Grades: K-12; Days/Hours: Monday to Saturday. Year after year we continue to offer children, ages 5-17, supplemental instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills, phonics and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test preparation. The positive encouragement of our staff and certified teachers combined with individualized instruction based on our diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us apart and continues to make our program a success.

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Instituto Cervantes at the NHCC: Aventuras en Espaùol Summer Camp, 1701 4th St. SW, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-724-4777; Email: adxabq@cervantes.es; Web site: albuquerque.cervantes.es; Contact: Esmeralda Mustain, Academic & Administrative Assistant. Aventuras en Espaùol is a Spanish Immersion Camp for ages 6-11 . We are a 3 week summer camp, MonFri, July 10-28, 9am-3pm. 60 spots available (maximum). Before/After Care available for $5 dollars per hour (or relative to # of students). Price: honor based sliding scale $450-$850 full camp. Shorter camp: 1 or 2 weeks, $200/week (only 5 spots available). In the morning, the kids take our interactive Spanish classes; in the afternoon they have different workshops such as Latin music and dance, theater classes where they build puppets, make their own costume and perform, Arts and Crafts and much more. Children travel with their imagination and learn cultures from different Latin countries. Our school is internationally recognized to teach Spanish as a second language. We are all over the world. Invention Dimension’s Invention Maker Camp, 3801 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-999-1962; Email: laurie@inventiondimension.club; Web site: inventiondimension.club; Contact: Laurie Bloyer, Owner. Come join us as we invent the first Maker Club for children in Albuquerque. Enrolling now. Camp dates: June 5-Aug 11; Ages: 6-12; Times: 9am-4pm; Mon-Fri; Extended care available. Invention Maker Camp is a full week camp, where your child will be given the essential skills needed to thrive in school, in their careers, and in life! You can choose 1 week, or spend all summer with us! Each week is filled

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s Traditional Teachings Camp, 2401 12th St. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-843-7270; Web site: indianpueblo.org/centerevent/traditional-teachings-camp-kids-ages-6-12; Contact: Register in person at the IPCC or online. Mon. June 5 – Fri. June 16, 9am-4pm. Ages 6-12. Registration closes May 19. Space is Limited. $250. This is the perfect summer activity for the budding artist, storyteller, nature lover or adventurer in your family. Children enjoy hands-on workshops in printmaking, pottery, and painting led by renowned Native artists and cook their own Pueblo-inspired cuisine. They also try their hand at gardening in our Resilience Garden, witness traditional Native dances, and learn about our famed art collection from our expert museum team. Through an exciting schedule of interactive activities, campers learn the value of tradition, respect, community, and environmental stewardship, all while making friends and having fun.

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Join us for our 4th Annual Summer League Jamboree Come out this summer and join us to enhance your volleyball skills

Ages 8-18 All skill levels welcome. We offer camps, clinics, and start summer practices May 22 with league play all June and July. We offer 2 levels for summer:

Cacti ($150-local) Club ($300-travel).

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with a variety of enrichment activities using STEAM and MAKER skills. We have been chosen as the first organization in Abq to partner with the MakerEd organization in California, where we will be collaborating with museums, libraries, and makers from all over the world. Come join us this summer as we make something wonderful together...and into the school year too! Jugamos Juntos Saturday Family Program, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Education Building, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-383-4734; Email: ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us; Web site: nhccnm.org; Contact: Elena D. Baca. This Saturday family program includes hands-on art, outdoor activities in the Bosque, bilingual sing-alongs, and the science of cooking for kids from preschool to middle school every Saturday, 10:30 am to noon, from June 3 through Aug. 5. These events are free with a suggested a donation of $5. Kay's All Swim School, 9737 4th St. NW, Abq NM 87114. Web site: KaysAllSwimSchool.com. Kay's All Swim School provides excellent personalized swim instruction for infants, children & adults. The water is always warm in an enclosed, chlorine-free, 100 percent UV-protected pool. When your children are ready to receive the best in swim instruction take them to Kay's! Swim Lessons Save Lives! Keshet Summer Dance Camps, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Email: Miles@KeshetArts.org; Web site:keshetarts.org Contact: Miles Firkins, School Manager. Mon–Fri camps, $250 for full week. June 5-9 from 8:30am–4pm is Ballet and Contemporary Dance Camp (ages 6-14) to build the foundations of dance. June 12-16, 8:30am–4pm, is Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Camp (ages 6-14). Feel the groove. June 19-23, 8:30am–4pm is our Musical Theater Dance Camp (ages 6-14). Practice singing, acting, costume design and build a show! June 26-30, 8:30am–4pm is Dance Re-Mix Camp (ages 6-14) a fast-paced camp of Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. July 10-14, 10am–3pm, is Adaptive Dance Camp (ages 8-18) for dancers with varying levels of physical and developmental abilities. This camp is supported by the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and scholarships are available. July 17-21, 9am–noon is our Little Movers Dance Camp (ages 4-5) $125 for the youngest dancers. July 17-21, 12pm–4pm is Behind-the-Scenes Creative Tech Camp (ages 10-18), $150, for hands-on experience in technical theatre and stage production. July 24-28, 9am–1pm, is Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10–adult),

designed for motivated and experienced dancers; this is a great way to kick of the 2017-2018 pre-professional training season! $150 for the week. La Cueva Choir Sing It! Dance It! Show Choir Camp, 7801 Wilshire Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-710-4245; Email: lacuevachoirs@gmail.com; Web site: lacuevachoirs.com; Contact: Deanna Amend, Director. For kids going into grades 4-8, June 12-16, 8am-noon. Only $110 per child for the entire week. Learn fun songs, games and choreography while you polish your performance skills. Lead Teacher is Deanna Amend, Director of the award-winning La Cueva Choir Program. Camp Counselors are outstanding members and alumni of LCHS Show Choir. Camp T-shirt, daily snack and fun included! Register by June 2 at lacuevachoirs.com. La Petite Academy Learning Center’s Great Escape Summer Camp, 15 schools in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. 877.217.9530; Web site: lapetite.com/summer; Discover the joy of summer at La Petite Academy®, our Great Escape Summer Camp features exciting weekly themes and activities such as science, art, sports, nature, cooking and music. Your child will also enjoy awesome field trips, educational experiences, and healthy meals and snacks. Plus, campers get a new T-shirt, water bottle and backpack for summer adventures. Camp hours are 6:30am-6pm (hours vary by school). Learners Chess Academy Camps, 532 Adams NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-369-6026; Email: learnerschess@gmail.com; Web site: learnerschess.org; Contact; Victor Lopez, Executive Director. Since 2010, Learners Chess has been teaching chess in our week-long day camps to hundreds of students every summer to develop analytical, social, and leadership skills of success in school and in life! Learners Chess accepts students of all skill levels including absolute beginners. The dates for our UNM School of Law camps are: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 5-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31-Aug 4, Aug 7-11. Check our Web site for dates and locations in Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. Costs: Choose mornings, afternoons, or full days, $155/week of half days, $265/week of full days. Sign up early to get the best early bird discount! Save $40-$50 per week by signing up by March 26! 10% off for multiple camps and for siblings. LearningRx One on One Brain Training, 7120 Wyoming Blvd., Ste. 16, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-856-1596; Email: dfiabq@learningrx.net; Web site: learningrx.com/albuquerque-northeast; Contact: Kristen Dickey, Director. One on continued on page 62

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one brain training to help target weak areas in the learning process. Individualized programs run year round for Reading, Math, Comprehension, focus and attention. Summer is a great time to get your student ready for the next school year. Lil’ Kickers Summer Camp, 1311 Cuesta Arriba Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-266-3653; Email: oscar@internationalindoor.com; Web site: internationalinoor.com; Contact: Oscar Sosa, Lil' Kickers Coordinator. 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/class or $14/class if paid in full. You can find our Spring class schedule online. Summer classes and camps start in June. 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 5 to Aug 11. Extended hours available for additional fee. Children ages 5-15 come for a week or for the summer! Liz says, “It’s all about kids. They learn to be the best they can be.” Monday is Registration Day. Campers receive T-shirts & water bottles. Thursday is Photo Day. We are starting a Photo CD/Book for ongoing students as a history of their horseriding. Friday is Horse Show & Grooming Contest Day. At lunchtime campers relax in the whirlpool. At week’s end there’s a Graduation Ceremony & certificates are passed out. Quality before/after care available. Kids can give the horses a bubble bath! Group & private riding lessons available year round for all ages. Learn how to care, groom, communicate & ride. English & Western style available. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Visa/Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.” Lobo Aquatics Club, 1 University of New Mexico, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505417-7807; Email: coachdforbes@aol.com; Web site: swimlobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head Coach. A USAS year-round competitive swim program for ages 6 and up. Practices begin at 4pm each day and tryouts are welcome year around. Lobo Vocal Academy, sponsored by the University of New Mexico Music Department, at UNM’s Center for the Arts, Popejoy Hall, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-2126; Email: pcswalin@unm.edu; Web site: ce.unm.edu/enrichment/youth; Contact: Paula Corbin Swalin, Coordinator. Aug. 1 & 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rising 9th through 12th grade: Learn the art of singing and get a leg up on your New Mexico All-State Choir audition with UNM voice and choral faculty. This fun-filled vocal day camp includes voice lessons, sight-singing, help with solo song selections, inspired improvisational games geared to make you a better performer and coaching on this year's All-State audition piece. The camp will end with a performance and reception in UNM's Keller Hall. Meet new friends, have fun singing, and learn from collegiate faculty. Register at ce.unm.edu/enrichment/youth, Course Number 17290, Tuition $125. Register before July 20 and receive 2 complimentary UNM parking passes. Mad Hatter School of Music Summer Program, 1020 Edith SE, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-831-7818; Email: madhatterlady24@gmail.com; Web site: madhatterlady24.wix.com/music-school; Contact: Anna, Director. Ages 2-92, June 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, July 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21. Mornings 9am-noon or Afternoon 1-4pm, snack provided. Lunch on your own. Pre-registration required, $25 by May 31. A fun environment to learn the basics of how to respect instruments, how to use piano, recorder, guitar, violin, percussion, and voice; and how to compose your own song. Two locations. Mama's Minerals Kids Summer Day Camps, 800 20th St NW, Abq, NM 87121. Phone: 505-266-8443; Email: info@mamasminerals.com; Web site: MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. Contact: Amanda Rice Young, Office Coordinator. Kids ages 4 and up – Come spend a fun summer day at Mama’s Minerals! With classes like Kids Rock! Geology, Future Paleontologists, Shark Tooth Wire Wrapped Pendant, Bird Sun Catcher and more, we have fun activities for every young learner, explorer and artist. Summer Day Camp will be held in June, July, and August. Prices vary by class – see www.MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses for details and schedule. Pre-registration required in-store or by phone. Manzano Day School’s Summer Discovery Program, 1801 Central Ave. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-6659, x307; Email: klaffler@manzanodayschool.org; Web site: manzanodayschool.org; Contact: Keith Laffler, MDS Summer Discovery

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Program Director. June 5–July 14. The Summer Discovery program ignites the joy of learning in young children ages 3 1/2 to 11. Manzano Day School’s playful environment stimulates critical and creative thinking in its participants. Children are guided through exploring, experimenting and problem-solving, thus providing unlimited opportunities to gain confidence and experience success. Each summer session teacher is highly trained to guide this learning process by fostering each child’s talents, personality and skill-level. Classes are small in an effort to provide individualized attention. MDS’s educational philosophy inspires excitement for self-discovery and the development of life-long learners. The Summer Discovery program's academic focus is on preparing children for the grade they will be entering for the upcoming school year. Teachers and assistants work to bridge gaps between grades. All students in the program will be enriched with creative writing, problem-solving/math reasoning, visual arts, cooking, movement and dance, gardening, geography, technology, field trips, water play, and guest speakers. 3 day and 5 day option for 3 1/2 to 5 year old classes. Must be 3 1/2 by 3/31/17 and potty trained. Before/aftercare available at an additional charge. Mark Kistler's Summer Art Camps, Abq, NM. Phone: 1-888-837-2933; Email: mkoperationsdirector@gmail.com; Web site: MarkKistler.com; Contact: Brandy Clark, Operations Director. Ages 6-16. June 6-9 Drawing in 3-D Camp. Afternoon Sessions: Eastgate Church, 12120 Copper Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87123. July 17-21, 9am-4pm, Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp, Eastgate Church. Mark Kistler's Visual and Performing Fine Arts Summer Camp and Drawing in 3D camp is YOUR place to dive into your favorite arts in a fun inspiring place! Escape into your own artist world - be with friends who see, hear, and live in the world as YOU do. Learn from nationally acclaimed art educator Mark Kistler along with Master Artists who will be your guides to drawing, claymation, 3-D Pop-up cards, musical theater, and LIVE or stage performances National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s Science is Everywhere Camp, 601 Eubank Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87123. Phone: 505-245-2137, X103; Email: info@nuclearmuseum.org; Web site: nuclearmuseum.org. May 30Aug 11 the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Summer Camps for children who are 6 to 15 years old. These themed, week-long camps are designed to be both highly educational and fun for all. The camps run Mon through Fri, from 9am to 4pm, with free before/after care starting at 8am and closing at 5:15pm. Sessions include "Spy Kids," "Code of the Robot," "The Great Game, Scratch," "DIY Disasters," "Movie Magic" and many more! New Mexico Cactus Volleyball Club Summer Program, 11111 Easterday Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-850-6834; Email: cactusclub@live.com; Web site: cactusvolleyball.com; Contact: Nia Kiggundu-Carngbe, Club Director. Youth Volleyball program affiliated with USA Volleyball for athletes ages 8-18 to help develop your individual and team skills. We run year round with camps, clinics, leagues, and club season. New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s Young Explorers Summer Science Camp, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505841-2848 Email: crohrbough@unm.edu; Web site: nmnaturalhistory.org/youngexplorers-summer-camp.html; Contact: Charlotte Rohrbough. Attention Young Explorers! Experience an adventure with the Museum of Natural History and Science this summer! Explore space, clamber up mountains, climb volcanoes, dig fossils, and nhike forest trails with experienced instructors. Discover the biology, geology, paleontology, climate, and ecology of our state. Create art through natural exploration and experience the outdoors. Aftercare available for an additional fee. Weeklong, full-day camps, for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. Discounts for members! Scholarships available. New Mexico Rush Soccer Club, 6330 Riverside Plaza Ln, No. 225, Abq, NM 87120. Phone: 505-998-7285; Web site: nmrush.com; Contact: Justin Sells, Technical Director. New Mexico Rush is a developmental and competitive youth soccer organization. NM Rush is part of the largest soccer club in the world. NM Rush has produced professional players and international players. Competitive Tryouts- Balloon Fiesta Park. 5pm Registration, 5:30pm Tryout. May 30: Age: 2011-2004 (U9 – U14), June 5: Age: 2003-1998 (U15-U20). 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. For children and youth, ages 9-19. Sing and dance to the best of Broadway and learn acting basics! 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Join us for the Public Library ABQ-BERNCO

Summer Reading Program A Celebration of Reading for Children, Tweens, Teens, and Adults! June 3 – July 29

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SUMMER CAMP

Explore Central NM’s Backyard at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico’s

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With Central New Mexico as their playground, kids will enjoy summer days filled with educational field trips, fun indoor and outdoor activities, and opportunities to make new friends.

Programs, Concerts, Lectures, Prizes, and More!

Camps available in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho! Learn more about BGCCNM’s Summer Program at www.bgccnm.org or contact the Clubs at Seligman Branch (Albuquerque): 505-881-0777, Schumann Branch (Rio Rancho): 505-892-3191 or contact Christian Naea, Director of Program Services cnaea@bgccnm.org

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NinjaCore Obstacle Gym’s Kids Ninja Summer Camp, 2513 Comanche Rd. NE, Ste. E, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-389-2029; Email: ninjacoregym@gmail.com, Web site: ninjacoregym.com; Contact: Josh Kronberg, Coach. Is your child climbing the walls? Have them check out the amazing new sport of Obstacle Course Training at NinjaCore’s 2017 Kids Summer Camp, taught by 5x American Ninja Warrior Competitor Josh Kronberg! Camps will run all summer long, in 3 hour sessions, for just $33/per session and are open to children 5 years and up. This fun yet new sport not only boosts strength and coordination, but can improve confidence, teamwork skills and self-esteem! Every kid who loves to run, race and jump will tell you, Obstacle Course Training is also loads of fun! Although the sport is largely based on individual performance, classes at summer camp are run in groups, giving youngsters valuable social time helping build skills like patience and cooperation. Whether they remain in our Obstacle Course Training program or branch out to other sports or physical activities, your child will learn the joy of conquering obstacles. Space is limited and spots will fill fast. For registration and camp schedule visit website. Oak Grove Classical Academy Summer Camps, 8888 Harper Dr. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-269-2696; Email: nichol.priddy@oakgroveowls.com; Web site: ogsummercamps.com; Contact: Camp Director Nichol Priddy. Oak Grove summer camps are a great way to have students engaged in fun and educational activities while being trained to love and serve God in all they do. Oak Grove summer camps are open to any 1st-8th graders. Each camp is five days and 4 hours each day. Camps include Woodsman Camp, Girls Spirit Camp, Home-EC Camp, Robotics/STEAM Camp, Basketball Camp, Girls Volleyball Camp, Soccer Camp, and Fine Arts Camp. Cost starts at $150 for the first camp with a incredible discount for each additional 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 'Gogh' again this summer! Fill your home with acrylic art painted by your child. Customized, encouraging, art studio instruction - just for kids ages 6-16 years. We learn sketching skills, color mixing, brush use, and more. However, come for fun & new friendships, too! Two week sessions begin June 5, running through the end of July. Each session has a new theme with a new painting. Attend a morning or afternoon

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class–two hours long, once a week. Choose from one session, several, or all. Cost: $60 per session (includes one painting, completed in two classes, per two week session - and supplies). Painting themes available, with schedule, March 1. Art is the adventure kids never want to end! Pathways Academy, 1776 Montano NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-341-0555; Email: admissions@pathwaysacademynm.org; Web site: pathwaysacademynm.org; Contact: Jan Secunda, Principal. Summer program at special needs school offering a combination of academics (reading and math) and recreation (art, athletics and cooking); a small environment with teachers trained to manage the social and emotional needs of kids in grades K-12. Full days Monday thru Thursday for 7 weeks, including weekly swimming and field trips. $2500. NCA accredited. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park’s Nature Discovery for Kids, 2901 Candelaria Road NW, Abq, NM 87107. Contact: 505-344-7240; Email: friends@rgnc.org; Web site: naturediscovery.org. For children ages 5–12 years. Monday–Thursday classes from 9am-11:30am. Class features include certified teachers, nature walks, games, data collection, outside and inside activities, and adventure. $65 per week or $58.50 for FRGNC Members. St. John's UMC Get S.M.A.R.T. Camp, 2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-883-9717 X137; Contact: Pauleta Hendrickson, Coordinator for Children's Music; Email: newsound@stjohns-abq.org; Web site: stjohns-abq.org. Our annual Summer Music, Art, Rhythm and Theater (SMART) Camp at St. John's United Methodist Church is July 17-21. The camp is for rising 1st–6th graders and is open to the community. (Children must be 6 years old prior to Sept. 1, 2017) The camp is 9am-1pm at St. John's. After-care is available for a small additional fee, pre-registration is required. (Faith Quest is June 19-23. as a separate program.) During the day the children follow a rotating schedule of sessions in various musical activities, including vocal, instrumental, creative movement, drama and art. There is a fee for this program and lunch is included. Scholarships are available. Children prepare a musical to be presented at the end of camp on Friday. This year we are investigating the case of a missing person, Jonah, in the musical, The Big Fish: Jonah’s Whale of a Tale. Bring your crime-solving skills and register early. Reduced rates end June 23! Enrollment is limited and camp fills up quickly.


St. John’s UMC Faith Quest, 2626 Arizona NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505883-9717 X133; Contact: Brandie Spletzer. Email: bspletzer@stjohns-abq.org; Web site: stjohns-abq.org. Uniquely wired, wonderfully made! St. John’s United Methodist Church is hosting a Faith Quest full of fun for children ages 3 through rising 6th grade. Gadgets, Gizmos and God will be held June 19-23, 9am-12:30pm. Each day, kids learn how God made us uniquely, how he made us to have a relationship with Jesus, and how we're made to love others! We sing, create, dance, and play while learning how God is always there for us! Lunch is included. Faith Quest is free, and open to all children age 3 and up! Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly. Go online to register or print the form. Contact Brandie with questions. St. Luke Lutheran Church’s Rainbow Trail Vacation Bible Camp, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-299-2621; Email: stluke@thuntek.net; Web site: stlukeabq.org; Contact: Angie, Administrative Assistant. Rainbow Trail Vacation Bible Camp is June 26-30. Activities: Bible study, worship, crafts, singing, games, and service project. Leaders: Christian young adults from Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp trained and equipped in Bible study, worship, first aid, recreation, and youth activities. Schedule and fees: Mon-Fri, 9am-noon for preschoolers ages 4-5 ($10); 9am-2pm for kindergartners to rising seventh graders ($25); maximum fee: $40 per family. 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 self-confidence, learn to compete and have fun, all while fostering a lifetime of enjoyment for the game of golf. From the absolute beginner to the golfer looking to play competitively, we have the PGA Professionals to help your Junior Golfer. From week long golf camps to weekly Jr. leagues, our programs bring out the best in your junior golfer. Sandia Preparatory School’s SummerPrep, 532 Osuna Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-338-3009; Email: summerprep@sandiaprep.org; Web site: sandiaprep.org; Contact: Andrew O'Cleireachain, SummerPrep Director. Super hero science, movie making, rocket launching, and organic gardening! All this and more at SummerPrep! SummerPrep, a summer program through Sandia Prep,

has over 90 tech, arts, and sports camps for all students in PreK-12th grade from any school. Camps begin June 5 and fill up quickly. Visit summerprep.org to view a catalog and register for classes. SummerPrep: The fun starts here! Sherri Hutchins’ Fun To Read/Karma Tutoring Center, 526 Española St. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-256-9559; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: FunToReadTutor.com; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director. Summer reading camp is back! Sign up now for The Karma Center (pay what you can afford), June and July, ages 5-10, Hours 9-11:30, Monday-Thursday. That’s 10 hours of Reading Fun every week. “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” is a nationally acclaimed, phonicsbased, total language arts program. Our program is affordable, fun, predictable and parent training is always included. Regular one-hour sessions are in the afternoon and on Saturdays. 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. Sol Acting Academy’s Make-A-Movie Camp & Acting Fundamentals, 5500 San Mateo Blvd., Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-881-0975; Email: info@solacting.com; Web site: solacting.com; Contact: Jason Weiler, Director of Youth Programing. In the Make-a-Movie camp, June 12-16 for ages 6-10, young actors learn to write, produce, direct and act in their very own original movie! Students learn a variety of acting techniques and gain a better understanding of the movie making process! The last class features the premiere of the movie for family and friends! Acting 1, July 10-14 for ages 9-15, focuses on the foundations for all acting: understanding and technical skills. Students learn how to create thorough/fleshed out performances by analyzing script and character. Acting 2, July 17-21 for ages 9-15, is an intermediate camp focusing on Body/Voice to create depth in characters. Make-A-Movie Camp for Teens 11-15 is July 19-23. Teens write, direct, act and produce their own original movie. In Sol on Broadway, June 26-30 for ages 6-15, students learn the basics of Voice, Movement, and Musical Theater to put together a catchy cabaret. All camps run 9am to 3pm. Cost per camp is $300. Southwest Child Care Early Learning Centers, 4802 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 2626 Texas St NE, 11800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-296-3121; Email: cc@swchildcare.com; Web site: swchildcare.com. We serve children ages continued on page 66

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6 weeks-12 years; we are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am-6pm at our Wyoming location, 5am-6:30pm at our Lomas location, and 24 hours 7 days a week at our Uptown location. We are a Licensed, 5-Star, Nationally Accredited program. SpringStone Montessori Schools, Abq and Rio Rancho, NM. Web site: springstonekids.com. Nationally accredited schools accepting children infant–6 years. Schools are open Mon-Fri, 6:30am–6pm. Four state-of-the-art facilities: N. Abq Acres–7940 Carmel Ave NE, 505-821-8181; UNM Area–1615 Randolph Ct. SE, 505-242-1234; Paradise Hills–4598 Paradise Blvd. NW, 505-897-8111; Rio Rancho–2441 Grande SE, 505-994-8111. Enrichment Programs. Stone Age Climbing Gym’s Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys and Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps, 4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505341-2016; Email: Climb@StoneAgeGym.com; Web site: ClimbStoneAge.com; Contact: Bryan Pletta, President. Experience the adventure of rock climbing at our Lil’ Lemurs, Spider Monkeys or Wall Crawlers Climbing Camps this summer! Our one to five 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. There are two sessions scheduled for our Lil’ Lemurs program. Sessions run from 1pm to 4pm, Tues & Thurs, June 6–15 and July 18–27. There are eight sessions scheduled for our Spider Monkeys program. Choose from either a 9am to noon session or 1pm to 4pm session. Spider Monkeys Camp dates are June 5–16, June 19–30, July 10–21, and July 24–Aug 4; campers meet Mon/Wed/Fri for either the am or pm session. We have two Wall Crawlers camps scheduled for the older kids; choose from either June 6–15 or July 18–27; two week programs meet on Tues & Thurs from 9am to noon for the first 3 sessions with a full day field trip outdoors on the final day, 9am to 4pm. Sunset Mesa Preschool Summer Zone, 2900 Morris St. NE, Abq, NM 87112. Phone: 505-298-7626; Web site: sunset-mesa.com; Contact: Alyssa Gonzales, Preschool Office Assistant. Join the magic and adventure of our Preschool Summer Zone for children ages 3-5. Exciting full and half day programs, with before and after care available. Enter our "Frolic Zone" for preschoolers, with

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class choices such as: Creative Kids, Gardening Adventures, Around the World in Twenty Days, and Love My Body & My Earth. Preschool Summer Zone runs four weeks, June 5 through June 30, from 9am to 3:30pm. Children enrolled for a full day should bring a morning and afternoon snack, water bottle, lunch, and drink. For more information, please visit our Web site or contact Alyssa Gonzales. 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. Tutor-Me, 5528 Eubank NE, Ste. 6, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-307-4170; Contact: Sandra Akkad, Founder. Web site: mytutorme.com. Tutor-Me is a premiere learning center that offers a hands-on approach when helping students. We stimulate & motivate while enriching and helping our students. Tutor-Me provides a safe, conducive, and nurturing environment. We specialize in grades K–12. We offer classes in Math, English, Science, standardized testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and more. We also have classes in Spanish, French and Arabic. We offer a free trial. Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mytutorme. UNM Children's Campus Mid School Summer Camp, 1210 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-277-3365; Email: weecare@unm.edu; Web site: childcare.unm.edu; Contact: Kristi Listy, Summer Camp Coordinator. Join us for a variety of exciting two-week, full-day, camp sessions for children ages 11 through 14 (children must have completed 6th grade to be eligible to participate!) We are a licensed 5-star facility that is nationally recognized and accredited through NAEYC. Camps run each day from 8:30am-4:30pm with before and after 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, and water bottle, and are eligible to participate in an overnight camp-out at the end of each two-week camp. UNM Children's Campus Toy & Resource Lending Library, 1210 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-277-3365; Email: weecare@unm.edu; Web site: childcare.unm.edu; Contact: Kristi Listy, Summer Camp Coordinator. The

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library offers families with infant to preschool age children a variety of educational toys, games, books, materials and other resources to check out. Open Tue & Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm, Wed 5:30pm-8pm. Cost: UNM/CNM students, staff & faculty $5/year, Non $10/year. UNM Continuing Education Youth Program, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-0698; Email: akgreene@unm.edu; Web site: ce.unm.edu/youth; Contact: Amy K. Greene, Youth Program Supervisor. The Youth Program at UNM Continuing Education has 150+ engaging and hands-on summer camps for ages 5-17! Topics include STEM, creativity, fitness, and college & career camps for teens! Pair PBS Kids Camp (ages 6-10) or Sci Girls Camp (ages 9-14) with our Youth Sports Fitness (ages 6-14) for six weeks of learning and active fun! Times, locations, and schedules vary; please review online or call to find the best fit for your family. UNM Recreational Services R.A.D.Camp, Johnson Center at UNM, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505 277-0178; Email: lisaro@unm.edu; Web site: recsvcs.unm.edu; Contact: Lisa Romero, Coordinator. Ages 8-12, Five sessions starting May 30. Program is housed in UNM Johnson Center. Before and after care available. Programs with lunch included available. Activities include sports, games, recreation, arts and crafts, swimming, field trips, teamwork and lots of productive fun. Multiple session and multiple sibling discounts are available. Village of Los Ranchos Farm Camp, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-344-6582; Email: jhirshfield@losranchosnm.gov; Web site: losranchosnm.gov; Contact with Title: Julie Hirshfield, Farm Camp Director. Our camp will take place June 5-30 from 9am to 3pm at the Los Ranchos Agri-Nature Center at 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW. For children registered in grades K-5. We’ll explore the 20+ acres of the center and nearby bosque to discover the creatures that call this area home. We’ll hone our urban tracking skills to find insects and evidence of garden creatures such as bees and hummingbirds. We’ll help build a healthy garden habitat by planning and planting organic gardens, and make and keep a garden journal to track our discoveries. Students will participate in hands-on garden activities, including making compost, direct seeding and transplanting plants. Students will explore the native plants and animals of Albuquerque’s bosque, and experience the connections between growing and eating healthy foods and taking care of our bodies and our land.

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In addition, students will prepare healthy treats, create beautiful nature-based art, sing fun camp songs, learn about cool plants and animals. On the final day, campers will host their families to a fun end-of-camp fiesta! The four themes for 2017 camp are Nature, Recycled, and Upcycled Arts & Crafts; Homestead Camp; Birds, Bees, and Creepy Crawlies Camp; and Pizza Camp. Cost is $250/child/week. Register for one, several or all sessions. A limited number of need-based scholarships may be available to students who qualify for free lunch. Visit our Web site to download registration forms. Wonderland Workshops, at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-573-2626; Email: wonderlandworks@ymail.com; Web site: wonderlandworkshops.com; Contact: Amanda Highley Gallegos, Camp Director. Mixed Media Madness Art Camp: July 31-Aug. 4, for ages 10-15, 9am3pm. Wonderland Workshops takes you on a journey of media literacy and ad history, Fads, ads, social media and more. Exploration of photography, mixed media and installation art, showcased in a grand finale art show. We provide healthy snacks, lunch and fun activities. Tuition is $250. Our Planet, Our Future Art and Science Camp: July 17-21, for ages 7-13. Full day camp tailored to educate, entertain and stimulate. Campers focus on the environment, the delicate balance of life on our planet through art. We provide healthy snacks, indoor/outdoor activities and a grand finale art show for family and friends at the end of the week. Tuition is $250. We offer sibling and dbl. camp discounts. Register NOW! Send us an email or go to wonderlandworkshops.com, click on art camps, click on the word doc. YMCA of Central NM Summer Programs, 4901 Indian School Rd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-265-6971; Web site: ymcacnm.org. The Y offers multiple programs to keep your kids busy this summer. We offer sports, day programs, and resident camping for ages 5-17. Information about locations, costs, and registration available online. Information for this directory comes from the advertisers and does not constitute an endorsement by New Mexico Kids!

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