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Las Cruces Student Wins Junior Paper Competition With Alzheimer’s Research By KATE MAST
Sanjiv Harikumar was in 8th grade when he first started learning about nanoparticles. When his science teacher introduced ferrofluids to Harikumar’s class in Las Cruces, he watched the magnetic liquid, made from iron nanoparticles suspended in water, and was fascinated. “I thought it was interesting, so I did research on how that works,” says Harikumar, now a senior at Las Cruces High School. He’s been researching nanoparticles ever since. This past spring, his research on how ironoxide gold nanoparticles could be effective in Alzheimer’s treatment won the annual New Mexico Junior Academy of Science paper competition. The New Mexico Junior Academy of Science is just one of the programs of the New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS), which works to promote and strengthen science education across the state. NMAS joins 46 other state and regional academies across the country as part of the National Association of Academies of Science. For the past 25 years, NMAS has hosted the paper competition, encouraging middle and high school students from around the state to write scientific papers and give oral presentations of their research to a panel of working scientists. Those are important skills for young people to learn, says Lynn Brandvold, a retired chemist from New Mexico Tech’s Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources in Socorro. Brandvold has run the paper competition for more than a decade. “Writing a scientific paper is different from literary writing,” says Brandvold. A research paper “has an abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion and conclusion.” Using this strict structure helps students organize their thoughts and think more deeply about how they did their research and how they might improve their project in the future, she says. And it gives them practical skills they might use in future work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. For Harikumar, the past three years have held many new learning experiences. First, he had to find out what research had already been done in nanotechnology and Alzheimer’s treatment, and that meant a literature review — reading through many hours’ worth of scientific papers on topics he wanted to pursue. “I’d never read scientific literature before,” he says. “I spent my freshman year perusing a lot of papers on the Web through Google Scholar on Alzheimer’s, ferrofluids, all these scientific key words.” And at first, the technical language of the papers was daunting. “I had to spend some time, take notes, hit up a dictionary, but then I learned a lot of interesting stuff.” After reading through the publicly available research online, he got access through his dad, Finance Department head and professor at New Mexico State University, to dig even deeper through the University’s library. “Even then, you’re only reading a small portion. There’s like a billion papers out there,” he says. “I read as much as I could, and then I had to just dive in.” His first idea was to look just at ferrofluids — the iron nanoparticles — and how they could be used to treat Alzheimer’s. But his research led him in a slightly different direction. “Gold nanoparticles can take in light energy and convert that back into heat energy, and that heat can
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be used to destroy cancer cells. I thought: This seems powerful enough. It could do the job.” Then, he had to find a lab that could help him access the materials — and the mentors — he’d need to do experiments. “That was one of the most important steps,” says Harikumar. “I shared my project idea with several universities. Finally, I stumbled onto UTEP — the University of Texas at El Paso. They saw my proposal and thought it was interesting, so I got to work with them.” Nearly every Saturday for a year, Harikumar traveled the 40 miles from his house to El Paso to work in the lab with Md Tariqul Islam, a doctoral student at UTEP and Harikumar’s research mentor. Then, in November 2016, he traveled to San Diego to present his research at the international Society for Neuroscience conference. “It was the first conference I’d attended,” he says. “It was kind of scary. I was going to be meeting people from the actual field. What would they think of my work, of me? I’m just a high school student. And I wondered how critical they’d get — they’re all Ph.D.s — would they ask me something I hadn’t studied yet? I’d only just started AP Chemistry.” But it went really well, he says, and when he returned, he decided to present his work at the state science fair and to enter the paper competition. NMAS divides the state into six regions for its Junior Academy, each with a regional program director. In February and March of each year, the regions host local paper competitions for both middle and high school divisions. “We encourage the judges, who are all volunteers, to write comments on how the students might improve their papers, what else they might think about doing,” says Brandvold. It also gives the first and second place winners of both the middle and high Sanjiv Harikumar presents his research. Courtesy photo. school regional competitions an opportunity to revise their papers before sending them on to the state competition, which coincides with the state science fair in Socorro each spring. By 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon during the state science fair, students in the paper competition each hand in a 10-minute Powerpoint presentation to volunteer organizers, and by 5 p.m., the competition is underway. With up to 12 presenters in both divisions, the competition can run well into the evening. Then, the judges rank the presentations and the written papers, which each account for half of a student’s total score. “The kids are really amazing at how professional they come across,” says Brandvold. “It’s got to be a horribly scary situation!” Harikumar says it was intimidating to be presenting to professional scientists who work in a wide range of fields and to be competing with students from Los Alamos and Sandia high schools — places he regards as extremely competitive in science. “I was thinking, how can I compete against these people? They’ve probably put in a lot of passion and hard work. I mean, I did too, but I was thinking, these are probably very intense people.” And the projects he saw impressed him. He says the diversity of the ideas presented at the competition has spurred him to think about his own ideas in new ways, too. Harikumar’s paper will be published, along with the second place paper from the high school division and the first and second place papers of the middle school division, in the 2017 issue of the New Mexico Journal of Science. In addition to learning about nanoparticles and Alzheimer’s, research methods and scientific presentations, Harikumar also got a tangible glimpse of how his research might affect the lives of other people someday. “Some veterans came up after (the state competition) to thank me,” he says. “It was one of the sweetest feelings, and it made me think this is really something worth pursuing. People are looking for answers.”
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It’s nearly 100 degrees on a sunny Tuesday morning in mid-June. A small group of homeschoolers huddles around a plastic handheld instrument that measures things like temperature and wind speed. Then they move a few steps into the shade of a large cottonwood. The digital temperature reading begins to drop immediately: 92 degrees. “It’s freezing! We should have brought our jackets,” jokes Kim Fike, the science coordinator with the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program who is leading this group of homeschool families on a day of data collecting in Albuquerque’s South Valley. “You guys are champs!” Today's students are part of Rio Grande Roots and Shoots, a local chapter of a nationwide educational program launched by Jane Goodall. They’re just one of several school groups that participate in the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program, or BEMP, throughout the year. Every month, BEMP gathers data about the bosque, the forest that Jonathan Tyrrell measures water depth in an runs length of the Rio irrigation ditch at the State Land Office BEMP Grande. site. Photos by Kate Mast. The program offers a lot of flexibility to participating school groups. Some classrooms participate in the bosque data-collection trips regularly, allowing students to return to the same site throughout the year and observe seasonal changes. Some groups alternate months with other groups, and some teachers bring their classrooms for a one-time field trip. BEMP also offers in-classroom curriculum to supplement field trip experiences or as a stand-alone
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Kim Fike (right) talks with BEMP participants while Jonathan Tyrrell (center) and Matthew Tyrrell (left) write up observations of the site at the State Land Office.
resource for classrooms that can’t make it to a site. In the 2016-2017 school year alone, nearly 9,000 students, teachers and community volunteers were involved in BEMP’s education programs. “Unfortunately, not every teacher who wants a site can get one,” says Fike. “We’re limited with our resources.” Rio Grande Roots and Shoots has participated in BEMP for several years, sometimes acting as the main volunteer group for a single site and, more recently, filling in as needed at a variety of sites. “We’ve been going to see different sites,” says 6th-grader Emma Tyrrell. “It’s really cool. It’s like a scavenger hunt to see different sites.” “Bemping,” as the group refers to this process of data collection and observations, has some challenges — mostly heat and mosquitoes this time of year — but Emma says she still looks forward to spending the day in the bosque. “I feel that I’ve learned a lot about what goes on in the ecosystem. I’ve learned about different kinds of birds. And it’s making a difference. It makes you feel like you’ve done something to help the world understand more about the world around us,” she says. BEMP launched in 1996 as a collaboration between the University of New Mexico and the Bosque School in Albuquerque. That partnership still drives the program’s scientific and educational missions. In 1997, BEMP began gathering data from three locations in Albuquerque and Los Lunas. Twenty years later, the program monitors 32 sites along 320 miles of New Mexico’s bosque. The sites span multiple jurisdictions, including Pueblo land, federal wildlife conservation areas and land governed by municipalities. The accumulated years of long-term data allows scientists to observe changes over time. What species are thriving and when? How does that change as water levels change? When school isn’t in session and students aren’t around to collect the data, other volunteers, summer interns and BEMP staff step in. “We take that data and analyze it at UNM, then present reports to different agencies,” says Fike. Those agencies range from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, City of Albuquerque Open Space, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Those agencies then use the reports to monitor restoration projects and to make future land management decisions. For example, “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has requested several sites where they’ve done restoration like planting willows,” says Fike. “They use the data to monitor things like, is this project effective? Is it achieving the goals they wanted to achieve?” That’s part of what drew Kashia Allen to participate in the program with her three daughters. “I jumped on it for the citizen science part,” she says. “Every single person can have an effect at taking these measurements and creating this data set that can then inform all kinds of management practices about how we use our river and how we use our land. I want to have my kids be part of that.” This morning in June, the group drives to the southeast corner of Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge — the first urban refuge in the Southwest and home to another BEMP site — then crosses a bridge over continued on page 12
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“That’s pretty deep, but it’s dropped, for sure,” says Fike. “Cottonwood roots tend to be about 300 centimeters deep. For those gigantic trees, that not very far down.” In BEMP’s 2016 annual report, researchers note that at most sites, the cottonwoods are senescing — they’re getting older and showing signs of age and stress. “If you look around, some of these cottonwood trees are not doing so hot. They’re struggling a little bit,” Fike points out to the group. Most of the cottonwood trees in the bosque are about the same age — 76 years old. Historically, the Rio Grande pulsed with annual floods that would spill over the riverbank into the bosque each spring, facilitating new growth and clearing out woody debris. But humans have altered the natural flood patterns. The last big flood, which helped sprout these mature trees, was in 1941. The data that BEMP has collected over the years has helped confirm that river flow and ground water are declining at nearly every site, and that regular flooding helps native species like cottonwoods and willows compete for space and resources against invasive species like tamarisk (also called salt cedar) and Russian olive. The data the kids are collecting has real-world applications, and provides meaningful insights into changes affecting the bosque ecosystem. But the experience also changes the students, who are getting their hands dirty with citizen science. “I love coming out to the bosque,” says Matthew Tyrrell, a high school sophomore. “It’s been a while since I last bemped, but I’ve enjoyed how familiar it all is, even though it’s been a long time. Everything has changed — the river and the bosque — and it’s cool to see all those changes at the same time as I’ve changed.” For the eldest Tyrrell sibling, Jonathan, BEMP has been part of his journey into science, and he envisions it will continue to be part of his future. “I’ve been with BEMP since I was 9, since 2008,” says Jonathan. He started at UNM this fall and plans to study biochemistry and become a biomedical engineer. This summer, he worked as a BEMP intern. “I think it’s important for students and people in the community to engage their ecosystem, and specifically the Rio Grande. BEMP has taught me a deeper appreciation of what it means to be an Albuquerquean and a New Mexican. It helps me be a better member of my community by being better informed.”
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New Mexico’s ancient architecture has been one of its main attractions since long before statehood. Today, New Mexicans are also celebrating the Land of Enchantment’s embrace of contemporary design concepts aimed at bringing inclusivity to public spaces. National building trends in municipal park developments take into account layout, structure and modern materials to encourage children of all physical and mental abilities to interact in a shared space. These new models are reshaping the way public playgrounds are built in New Mexico.
Families explore Daniel Webster Park. Photo by CABQ Parks and Rec and Exerplay.
Greg Miller, of MRWM Landscape Architects in Albuquerque, has participated in several public works projects in the state that seek to integrate people of different abilities. “It used to be that parks might have separate areas for people with different abilities,” Miller said. “Now, the fully inclusive model is to integrate people with different abilities instead of separating them. This breaks down stigmas because when children play together they realize that kids are just kids, regardless of their abilities.” New Mexico opened its first fully inclusive park, A Park Above, in Rio Rancho in May 2016. Since then, the six-acre area with playground, splash pad, sports court and dog park has won over many parents who later took to social media to rave about the site. More than 200 reviewers sing the park’s praises on Facebook, giving the attraction an almost perfect ratings. In May, Daniel Webster Children’s Park in Albuquerque celebrated its inauguration. This newest fully inclusive park in the state is named after a slain Albuquerque Police Department officer whose beat was in the South Los Altos neighborhood, where the park is located. Emma Wiercinski recently took her 17-year old son, Jerzy, to the park. “Parents of children with autism are always thinking about whether we’ll be judged or about how fast we can remove ourselves if
something goes wrong in public,” Wiercinski says. “These parks make it a little easier for me to leave my apologetic, explanatory mode behind and just enjoy my time with Jerzy.” When asked why it’s important for children of different abilities to play together, Wiercinski says she struggles to put her thoughts into words. “I guess it teaches children empathy, problem solving skills and how to interact with different people. But it’s more than that. Like earlier today, Jerzy was having trouble getting through one of the playground structures and I couldn’t coach him through it. But then another kid went through with no problem and Jerzy was able to learn from him and did it himself. There are things that kids teach each other better than adults can teach them.” The Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Special Olympics for a free program at Daniel Webster park to support its concept. Every first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and every third Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Super Kids Play Club pairs children of all abilities in a variety of activities to foster better understanding. Snacks are provided and parents can pre-register their children by calling 505-7685354. Inclusive parks are complicated and expensive to build. It took two years and $2.1 million for the City of Rio Rancho in partnership with an all-volunteer support non- Jerzy Wiercinski plays the bongos at profit to build A Park Above, Daniel Webster Park. Photo by which features Americans with Emma Wiercinski. Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible bathrooms, wheelchair swings, Braille signage and a “sensory wall” with things children can touch and move. Similar to A Park Above, Daniel Webster Children’s Park incorporates modern design and building elements to create a more inclusive environment. The main playground construction lets children in wheelchairs interact with their peers at all levels of the structure. Children with autism sometimes prefer the comfort of small, quiet spaces when they feel overwhelmed. With this in mind, hideaway areas were built so children can withdraw when desired. Poured-in-place rubber surfacing and engineered wood fiber mulch allow easy maneuvering for children using wheelchairs and walkers. The first phase of the project cost $1.2 million and developed 1.6 acres on land donated by the federal government. Eventually, the park will expand to 4.5 acres at an estimated total cost of $5 million. The main playground structure is inspired by the Big-I, the interstate intersection of I-40 and I-25. Representations of other Albuquerque landmarks, such as the Rio Grande Bosque, Route 66 corridor, Balloon Fiesta Park and petroglyphs will be integrated into the next phases of development. A Park Above is located off Westside Blvd. in Rio Rancho at 2441 Westside Court S.E. It is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Daniel Webster Children Park is located in Albuquerque, two blocks east of Wyoming and Copper at 19 General Vandenburg Street.
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September Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Free Kids’ Crafts, 11am-3pm, Sats. Have fun crafting different things like Wacky Animal Puppets, Totally Textured Door Hangers, Fall Time Wind Chimes and Crafty Coasters; ages 3+. Check website for specifics. Free, The Shops at Park Square, 6646 Indian School NE, 884-4866, lakeshorelearning.com. Ongoing, Quilting Demonstrations, 10am-2pm, 2nd Weds & 4th Thus. Included with admission, Botanic Garden’s Showroom and Heritage Farmhouse, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. Ongoing, ¡Vamos al Museo!, 10:30am, 1st Sats. Families get a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material; then create artwork; all ages. Free/$5 donations encouraged, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Bldg, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 6, Superhero Cuff Kids Craft, 3-5pm. Choose between Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman logos; materials provided, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 11, 13 Mask Making Workshop, 6:309pm. Create a mask; work with plaster gauze on Monday and finish by painting with acrylics on Wednesday; children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 350-5413, cabq.gov. 27, Hot Air Balloon Craft, 3-4pm. Materials provided; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 8360684, abclibrary.org/alamosa. 27, Paper Football Kids Activity, 35pm. To celebrate football season, make paper footballs and matching goalposts and challenge your friends; materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway.
Classes & Workshops Ongoing, Meditation for Kids, 1011:30am, Suns. A lighthearted and fun class where children learn to build inner strength and confidence by developing their good qualities; ages 4-13. $3 per child, free for parents. Kadampa Meditation Center, 142 Monroe NE, 292-5293,
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meditationinnewmexico.org. 2, 16, Mama’s Minerals Kids Rock! Geology Classes, 10-11am. Classes introduce basic concepts of geologic time, the rock cycle, types of rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones! For children ages 4 and up. (Parents are of course welcome to stay and learn, too!) Free, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. 10, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class: Food Preservation, 9-11am. Learn how to save fresh foods for winter through a canning workshop led by Tiana Suazo from Taos Pueblo. After the workshop, everyone is invited to participate in an hour of volunteer work from 11am to noon. Space is limited, reserve by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 14, Bicycle Safety Workshop, 4-5pm. A fun educational seminar to learn about traffic and railroad safety, bike loss prevention and other important bike skill fundamentals. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway.
Dance Ongoing, Contra Dance, 7-10pm, Sats. Join the NM Folk Music and Dance Society for a contra dance at the ABQ Square Dance Center. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, ABQ Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Elegant English and Contra Dance, 7-9:30pm, 2nd Suns. Live, traditional band and dancing. No partner or experience necessary. $9/$8/free under 12, students ½ price, Oddfellows Hall, 4915 Hawkins NE, 289-2992, folkmads.org. Ongoing, Traditional Indian Dances, 11am & 2pm, Sats & Suns. A showcase of dance groups from the 19 Pueblos of NM as well as Plains Style, Navajo, Apache and Hopi dancers. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 1, Der Freylekher Shabbes, 6:30pm. A joyous danced Shabbat service in the old-country Eastern European style, followed by vegetarian potluck dinner and klezmer Yiddish dancing led by Rikud to a live Klezmer music jam led by The NS Community Klezmer Band. Free, Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande NW, 343-8227, nahalatshalom.org. 10, Dance Theatre SW and Festival Ballet ABQ Grand Opening, 4-7:30pm. A special dance performance of Peter and the Wolf, and music by the Mystic Vic Blues Band. Showings of various styles of dance and excerpts from The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment will also be presented. Free ($10 suggested donation), Dance Theatre Southwest, 3805 Academy Pkwy S, NE, 296-9465, dtsw.com.
Exhibits African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall offers an historic photo gallery on the state fairgrounds. 310 San Pedro NE, 222-0785, aapacnm.org. Albuquerque Museum is one of the leading institutions for art, history and culture in the SW. $1-$4/ free general admission Sats, 2-5pm (live music); Suns 9am-1pm; 1st Wed 9am-5pm; 3rd Thus, 58:30pm (family night); family art workshops 1-2:30pm, Sats, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org. American International Rattlesnake Museum. Visitors can learn about snake bites, venom and fangs at the world’s largest collection of live rattlesnakes. $3$5, 202 San Felipe NW, 242-6569, rattlesnakes.com. Anderson-Abruzzo ABQ International Balloon Museum houses engaging exhibitions and informative programs on the history, science and art of ballooning worldwide. Free 1st Fris, & Suns 9am-1pm, $4/$2/$1/free, 3 and under 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 880-0500, balloonmuseum.com. Botanic Garden is made up of more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens, rated as one of the top 12 in the country by the Travel Channel. Visit the Children’s Fantasy Garden; its entrance is a huge rabbit hole where six-foot earthworms burrow through the walls and there are ninefoot tall potted plants. Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. Explora’s mission is to create opportunities for inspirational discovery and lifelong learning; visitors are invited to enjoy exhibit areas about the science of water, sound, electricity, bubbles, math, air, illusions and puzzles, light, shadow, color and engineering. Explora welcomes visitors of all ages. $8/$5/$4/free under 1 year, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 2248300, explora.us. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian culture, history and art. Visit Pueblo People & Our Modern Environment, a short-term exhibit exploring the relationship with mother earth and the responsibility to protect natural resources for the future. painter Maria Allison of Laguna Pueblo. Admission $5.40-$8.40, 2401 12th NW, 8437270, indianpueblo.org. Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) Meteorites Museum. IOM is a research institution for the study of early solar system and planetary evolution. (Hours are by appointment until further notice). 221 Yale NE, 277-2747, meteorite.unm.edu. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology specializes in the cultural heritage of the Southwest. This museum on the UNM campus also features a reconstructed cave setting complete with Ice Age drawings and sculptures, and a spectacular collection of prehistoric pottery. 1 University NE, 277-4405, unm.edu/~maxwell. Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History. Examine 3,000 years of evidence for the historical authenticity of the Biblical text displayed through
ancient near Eastern artifacts. 10110 Constitution NE, 217-1330, mabh.org. National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to the study, advancement and presentation of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. Visit The Piñata which celebrates this art form with over 175 examples. On Sats, 2-3pm, the art museum presents tours, each exploring a different exhibit and theme. 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field. Visit Little Albert’s Lab, which helps children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences. The Lab features a child-sized robotic puppet of Albert Einstein that answers questions. Exhibit components include a hot light display, snake pendulum, compression wave and numerous discovery boxes, all designed to pique an interest in the basics of science. $8-$12, free under 5, 601 Eubank SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. NM Holocaust & Intolerance Museum and Study Center. Learn about the Holocaust and other genocides around the world. Content is not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area or time. 616 Central SW, 247-0606, nmholocaustmuseum.org. NM Museum of Natural History & Science features eight permanent exhibit halls that take guests through the formation of the universe. Visit the exhibit Emergence: How and why did life on earth emerge? New research taking place around the globe and in NM suggests we are close to the answer. $7 adults/$4 ages 3-12 (free 1st Suns for NM residents bring ID), NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Tinkertown Museum is a rich treasure trove of miniatures, antiques, eccentricity and art. Explore the dusty streets of an animated miniature old Western town and see a three-ring miniature circus. Tinkertown began as a hobby of the late artist Russ Ward over 50 years ago. The museum is housed in a compound built of over 55,000 glass bottles and other recycled materials. Open daily through Nov. 1, from 9am-6pm. $3.75 ages 1862/$3.25 ages 62+/$1.25 ages 4-17, located on the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway on the road to Sandia Crest, 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, 281-5233, tinkertown.com. Unser Racing Museum lays out the history of the Unser racing legacy. The Unser family is one of ABQ’s most wellknown families and is prominent in the world of car racing. 1776 Montaño NW, 341-1776, unserracingmuseum.com. Ongoing, 3rd Thursdays, 5-8:30pm. Live music and performances, hands-on art activities for kids and adults, select galleries open and food and drink specials. Free from 5-8:30pm, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, albuquerquemuseum.org Ongoing, 2nd Saturday at Casa San Ysidro, 1-4pm. Free admission and programming; take a self-paced tour of this historic property. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church Rd, 898-3915, cabq.gov.
Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Ongoing, Exploraâ€™s Interactive Digital Wall. The interactive wall in the Explora Theater alternates between â€œSketch Aquariumâ€? and â€œSketch Townâ€? scenarios. Visitors color and scan things which then appear in a virtual world the size of a wall; touch to see what happens. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 7, 25Â˘ Retro Admission Day, 9am5pm. Flashback to 1967 when regular admission the Museum was just 25Â˘. This commemorates the actual birth date (9/7/1967) of ABQ Museum. 25Â˘, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 21, ABQ Museum 50th Birthday Bash, 5-8:30pm. This event features live music, a birthday poem by Jessica Helen Lopez and exhibits. ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 23, Annual Museum Day Live!. Participating NM museums open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket at smithsonian.com/ museumday. To find participating museums go to smithsonian.com/ museumday/venues.
Fairs and Festivals Ongoing, ABQ Uptown Growersâ€™ Markets, 7am-noon, Sats & Tues. A farmers market that features vendors offering locally grown produce and local crafts. Free, ABQ Uptown, NE Parking Lot, 2200 Louisiana NE (Sats), Presbyterian Administration, 9521 San Mateo NE (Tues), abquptowngrowersmarket.org. Ongoing, Corrales Growers Market, 9am-noon, Suns. Locally grown food, local musicians and produce. Free, 4001 Corrales Rd, 898-7927, 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, Los Ranchos Growersâ€™ Market, Sats through Aug; 8am-noon through Sep. Live music, fresh locally grown fruit and veggies, seedlings, eggs, jams, cheeses, salmon, pasta, herbs, fresh flowers, arts & crafts and special events, including cooking demonstrations. Free, Village of Los Ranchos, 6718 Rio Grande, Los Ranchos, 610-9591, losranchosgrowersmarket.com. 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. 2, 3, Wildlife West Harvest & Fiber Festival, 10am-6pm. Antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts, vendors, a wildlife zoo, tractor games, antique cars and trucks, hayrides. Knights of Columbus volunteers serve pinto beans, fresh sweet corn and hamburgers and hot dogs. $4-$7, Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 N. Frontage Rd, Edgewood, 281-7655, wildlifewest.org. 3, 4, Food on a Stick Fest, 11am-7pm. ABQ restaurants, food trucks and food
vendors serve their unique twist on food on a stick, with live music, eating contests and Cliff's rides. Admission includes access to Cliff's Amusement Park, All-Day Ride Pass, WaterMania, festival entertainment and Food-On-A Stick vendors. Food is available for purchase. $16.99, Cliffâ€™s Amusement Park, 4800 Osuna NE, 881-9373, foodonastickfest.com. 7-17, NM State Fair, 10am-9pm, SunThu; 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat. The Fair includes a PRCA rodeo and performances by nationally-known country stars, plus Indian and Spanish villages. Visitors can explore art, agriculture, animals, entertainment, food, carnival rides, exhibits and shopping. $10/$7/free 5 and under, Expo NM, 300 San Pedro NE, 265-3976, exponm.com. 9, Old Town Salsa Fiesta, noon-7pm. Watch competitors make fresh salsa on site and grab a free tasting pass to vote for the best one (limited passes); kids' activities, live music. Free, Historic Old Town, Rio Grande & Central NW, cabq.gov. 17, Aki Matsuri Japanese Fall Festival, 10am-5pm. This yearâ€™s theme is Takui: The Way of Japanese Craftsmanship and includes: vendor fair, art exhibits and demos, drumming, martial arts, food trucks, Japanese-inspired food and dance and Japanese hot dogs; all ages. $5, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th NW, nmjacl.org. 17, Zuni Cultural Day, 1-4pm. An event celebrating Zuni creativity in conjunction with the exhibit, The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo. Enjoy a fashion show, traditional dance performances and artist demonstrations. Included with admission, ABQ Museum, 2000 Mountain NW, 243-7255, cabq.gov. 18-Oct. 31, Wagnerâ€™s Farmland Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Corrales, Hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, farm fresh picnics. 505-459-0719, WagnersFarmlandExperience.com. 21, ÂĄSalud y Sabor!: Argentina, 5:307:30pm. Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using local ingredients as well as art activities for children and adults, health screenings and entertainment. Free, Domenici Education Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. 23-Oct 31, McCallâ€™s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, feed farm animals, race a pedal kart, mine for gemstones. mccallpumpkinpatch.com. 30, Harvest Festival at Casa San Ysidro, 10am-4pm. The village of Corrales throws a party with hayrides, childrenâ€™s activities, food trucks, music, art demonstrations and performances. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, 8983915, cabq.gov/casasanysidro.
Fall Break Camps 4, Liz Sanchez Stables Fall Break Camp. For ages 5-15. Liz Sanchez Stables, 7622 Rio Grande NW, 898-1810,
22-23, ÂĄGlobalquerque!. This yearâ€™s festival features three stages of music from five continents over two nights. Enjoy larger bands in the Journal Theatre and dance to groove-heavy world music on the Plaza Mayorâ€™s outdoor festival stage. Prices vary, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th NW, nmjacl.org. 29, Very Be Careful, 12:30pm. N4th Theatre brings musicians to perform for the artists with developmental disabilities and invite the community to join; all ages. Free, North 4th, Art Center, 4904 4th NW, 345-2872, vsartsnm.org.
lizsanchezstables.com. 4, Explora Schoolâ€™s Out Camp: Science is Fun at the Carnival, 9am4:30pm. Explore the science behind carnival attractions including balloon games, roller coasters and balancing acts; optional before or after camp care is available; for grades Pre K-5. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.
Music Ongoing, Childrenâ€™s Radio Hour, 9am, Sats. Stories and music for all ages on KUNM 89.9 FM. Want to join the KUNM Kids Birthday Club? E-mail a request to email@example.com. Ongoing, Explora Music Jam, 2:152:45pm, Weds & Thus. Instruments are provided for all ages. Free w/admission. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, High Desert Pipes and Drum, 6-9pm, Thus. Bagpipe and Highland Drum lessons from beginner to advanced; ages 10+. Lessons and band practice, performance and competition tunes. Free, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado SE, 715-4189. 2, Cowboy Chuckwagon & Western Swing Music Series: Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, 5:30-9pm. Sunset Chuckwagon BBQ followed by live western swing music; hayrides, raptor freeflight presentation; held in a covered amphitheater with seating and shade. Come early to tour the wildlife zoo; all ages. RSVP for dinner required by 2pm day of. $25/$23/$12/free under 5, Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 N. Frontage Rd, Edgewood, 281-7655, wildlifewest.org. 16, Ukulele Celebration, 3-4:30pm. Come to the new ukulele collection launch party and check out a ukulele to take home with you. Ukulele player Banjo Judy will lead a play-along for all levels of players; bring your own ukulele and join in. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org.
Ongoing Library Events Ongoing, Alamosa Library, Baby Storytime (ages 2-1/2 and under) Thus, 10:30am; Basics for Beginners, library card required, by appointment; Family Coloring Club (all ages), 2nd Tues, 3-4pm; Lego Club (ages 6+), 2nd Mons, 3:30-5pm; Preschool Storytime, 10am, Weds; Read to the Dogs (ages 6+), 2nd Tues, 3-4:30pm & 3rd Thus, 3-4:30pm. Free, 6900 Gonzales SW, 836-0684, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Central & Unser Library, Bilingual One on One Computer Help, Weds, 4-5pm; Crafty Club for Kids (ages 38), Mons, 10:30am; ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:30am; ECRR Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 10:30am; Lego Club (ages 6+), 4th Fris, 4pm; Monthly Childrenâ€™s Program (ages 3-8), 3rd Mons, 4pm; Monthly Movie, (ages 17+), 3rd Tue, 5:30pm; Monthly Tween and Teen Movie Showing (ages 9-18), 2nd Mons, 4pm; Sunday Movies, Suns, 1:30pm; Free, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Cherry Hills Library, An Itch to Stitch (all ages), Tues, 10am-noon; Baby and Toddler Storytime, (ages 0-2), Weds & Thus, 11am; Chess Club, 1st Sats, 13pm; Elementary Science or Art (ages 612), 3rd Tues, registration required; First Friday Book Group, 1st Fris, 10:30amnoon; Genealogy: One on One, Weds, registration required; Gizmo Garage,
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Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar dates and times on website; Let’s Lego (ages 6-12), 2nd Sun & 4th Wed, 3pm; Mystery Book Group, 1st Tue, 6-7:30pm; Preschool Art or Science (ages 3-5), dates and times on website (registration required, limit 15, children must be accompanied); Preschool Storytime, (ages 3-5), Weds & Thus, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 1st & 3rd Sat, 1-3pm; Spanish Literature Group, dates and times on website; Tablet Class: One on One, check website for details; Tween Time, (ages 912), 2nd Tues. Free, 6901 Barstow NE, 8578321, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, East Mountain Library, East Mountain Book Club, 1st Thus, 5:45pm; Lego Club (age 4-12), 2nd Sats, 23pm; One-on-One Computer sessions, Thus, 11am-noon, by appointment; Read to the Dogs, Weds & 2nd Sat, 1-2pm; YuGi-Oh! Club (tweens and teens), 3rd Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 487 NM 33, Tijeras, 281-8508, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Erna Fergusson Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Tues, 10:15am; Dungeons & Dragons (ages 13-19), 4th Sats (call to reserve a spot); Lego Club (ages 5+), 3rd Sat, 2:30pm; Music & Movement (ages 0-6), Thus, 10:15am; Oneon-One Computer Sessions, Tues, 1 & 2pm, call to sign up; Origami club (ages 10+), 1st Fris, 4pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Family Storytime (all ages), Mons, 4:15-5pm; Shear Madness, 2nd Sat, 2:30-4:30pm; Free, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Ernie Pyle Library, Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5), Tues, 10:30am through Oct 12; Read to the Dogs, 2nd Sat, 10:30-11:30am. Free, 900 Girard SE, 256-2065, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Juan Tabo Library, Big Hands, Little Hands (ages 3-6), 1st Sats, 11am-noon, must be accompanied by an adult; Lego Club (ages 4+), 4th Sats, 1:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime, Tues, 11:15am; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15am; Reading Across America Book Club, 3rd Thus, 1:30pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 4th Sat, 9-1oam; Zentangle Club (ages 16+), 2nd Fri, 1:30pm; Zoob Club (age 6+), 3rd Weds, 3:30pm. Free, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Lego Club, 3-4:30pm, 2nd Sats. Join fellow Lego fans to build on a theme; all ages, materials provided. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Loma Colorado Library, Crafting for a Cause, 3rd Thus, 3-4:30pm; Crafty Kids (ages 2-6), Weds, 11:30am; Jiggle and Jam, Tues, 10:30-11:15am; Lego Club: Cars & Trucks, 3rd Sats 3-4:30pm; Little Bumblebees, 10:30am, Thus; Read to the Dogs, 2nd Sats 11am-1pm; Storytime (ages 3-6), Weds, 10:30am; Wacky Wednesday, 3:30pm, Weds; Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Lomas Tramway Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Fris, 10:30am; Family Craft (ages 5+), 2nd Sats, 3pm; Knitting Club, Tues, 2-3:30pm; Lomas Tramway Book Group, 1st Weds, 23pm; Music by the Mountain, events vary; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, 3rd Sats, 1-
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2:30pm & 3rd Weds, 3:30pm. Free, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Los Griegos Library, ECRR Baby Storytime (ages 0-2), Weds, 11:1511:45am; Gizmo Garage, 2nd Sat, 3-4pm; Lego Club, 3rd Thus, 4-5pm (DUPLOS provided for ages 5 & under); Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus, 11:15-11:45am; Family Craft, 4th Weds, 4:15pm; all ages. Free, 1000 Griegos NW, 761-4020, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Main Library, Baby and Toddler Storytime (ages 0-3), Thus, 10:30am; Family Storytime (all ages), Sats, 11:30am; Genealogy Research Day (ages 15+), last Tues, 10:30am-3:30pm; Lego Club (ages 5-18), 3rd Weds, 3:30-5pm; Minecraft Club (ages 9-18), 2nd Tues, 45:30pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Mons, 10:30am; Perler Bead Creations (ages 5-18), 4th Tues, 4-6pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Walk-In Computer Help, Weds, 11am-noon & Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 501 Copper NW, 768-5141, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, North Valley Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (0-2 years), Tues, 11am; Craft Time, 3rd Weds, 4-5pm; Ereader & Computer Help, Thus, 11am & Sats, 10am (registration required); Lego Club, 2nd & 4th Thus, 3:30-5pm; North Valley Book Club, one Fri per month noon-1pm, call for dates; Not Just Knitters, Thus, 2-3:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 3:15-4:45pm & Sats 3-4pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 3rd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 7704 2nd NW, 897-8823, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, San Pedro Library, Baby/Toddler Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 11:15am-noon; Lego Club (ages 5+), 2nd & 4th Fris, 3-5pm, Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Sats 10:30-11:30am; San Pedro Playdate (ages 0-3), 1st Thus, 11am-noon; Sensory Friendly Hour, 2nd Sat, 9-10am. Free, 5600 Truman SE, 256-2067, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Broadway Library, Craft Time (all ages), 1st Weds, 3-5pm;, Gizmo Garage, 2nd Thus, 4-5pm, drop in; Lego Club (ages 5+), last Tue, 3:30-5pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:30am; Read to the Dogs, Thus, 4-5pm; Wii Saturdays (children, tweens and teens), Sats, 3-5pm. Free, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, South Valley Library, A.B.L.E. Sensory Storytime, 2nd & 4th Fris, 11am-noon; Children’s Mystery Activity Time (ages 4+), 4th Fris, drop in any time 3-5pm; Family Craft, 3rd Weds, drop in any time, 3-5pm; Family Movie Night, 2nd Fri & Sat, 3pm; Gizmo Garage, 1st Sat, noon-1pm; Lego/DUPLO Club (ages 4-14), 1st & 3rd Fri, 3-5pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-6), Thus, 2:30pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Weds, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, 2nd & 4th Weds, 2:30-4:30pm; Quilting Circle (all levels - bring your own materials) 4th Sat, 3-5pm; Bilingual One-on-One Computer Skills, Thus, 11am-noon & 5:306:30pm; Sats, 4-5pm. Free, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Special Collections Library, Gizmo Garage, by appointment only; Weekly Library Tour, Thus, noon. Free, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Taylor Ranch Library,
Drop-In Gadget and Computer Help, Weds, 9:30-11am; Family Craft, 1st Wed, 3:30-5pm; Family Storytime, Sats, 10:30am; Gizmo Garage (registration required), Suns, 3pm & Weds, 6pm & Thus, 10am; A Good Yarn (ages 12+), Fris, 2-3:30pm; Lego Club, 2nd and 4th Wed, 3:30-5pm; Pajama Storytime, 3rd Thus, 6:30pm; Preschool Storytime, Tues & Thus, 10:30am; Taylor Ranch Book Group, 2nd Sat, 2-3:30pm; Young Adult Group Meeting (ages 13-18), 3rd Wed, 3:30-5pm. Free, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Tony Hillerman Library, Craftastic Afternoon (ages 6-12), 1st Thus, 4pm; Hillerman Stitching Club (all ages and skill levels), Tues, 11am-1pm; Lego Adventures (all ages), 1st Sat, 2pm; Music and Movement Storytime (ages 0-5), Sats, 10:15am; Origami Adventures (ages 5+), 2nd Sat, 2pm; Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), Thus or Fris, 10:15am; Read to the Dogs, Weds, 4:15pm; Sensory Friendly Hour, 1st Sat,9-10am; Who Dunnit? Mystery Book Club, 2nd Thus, 3-4pm. Free, 8205 Apache NE, 291-6264, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Westgate Library, One-onOne Basic Computer Class, Weds, 10-11am; Preschool Story time (ages 3-5), Tues, 10:30am. Free, 1300 Delgado SW, 8336984, abclibrary.org.
Science & Nature Ongoing, Bird Walks, 8:30am, Sats & Suns. Join naturalists for a guided bird walk. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Ctr 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Dynatheater Shows. Movies are shown on a five-story white screen with two projectors and digital surround sound. Topics range from mysteries of China to Great White Sharks; see website for schedule. $10/$8/$6/free ages 2 & under, Lockheed Martin Dynatheater, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 8412800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Explora’s Experiment Bar, 10am-6pm, Mons-Sats; noon-6pm, Suns. Microscopes, pigments, chromatography, oh my! One never knows what will be encountered as activities change throughout the month. Included with admission, free for members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. Ongoing, Family Fun Days, noon5pm, Suns in September. This month’s theme is “Take to the Trees;” activities for families including looking at many varieties of trees and learning to identify them and their uses. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 3140398, bernco.gov. Ongoing, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6-10pm, Fris. This fulldome planetarium show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals; suitable for ages 3+; the show usually sells out so buy tickets in advance. $10/$7/$5, NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain NW, 841-2800, nmnaturalhistory.org. Ongoing, Nature Walks, 10:30am, 2nd Sats. Take an insightful nature tour of
the bosque with a volunteer naturalist. $3/vehicle, Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW, 344-7240, rgnc.org. Ongoing, Planetarium Shows, The Planetarium is a theater that blends art, science and fun; the 55-foot full dome theater features education and entertaining multimedia presentations on astronomy and space science. See website for schedule. $7/$6/$4/free 2 & 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 caregivers and toddlers ages 4 and under to enjoy early childhood exhibit areas, storytime and a music jam. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 1-4, Cactus and Succulent Show, 9am-5pm. The Cactus and Succulent Society of NM will have an exhibit of prizewinning plants as well as presentations and demonstrations. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, 2601 Central NW, 848-7181, cabq.gov. 2, International Vulture Awareness Day, 10am-2pm. Underappreciated and often vilified, vultures are fascinating birds that play an important role as janitors of the environment. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 764-6214, cabq.gov. 2, Sustainable Gardening Practices, 3-4:30pm. Join a master gardner as he shares sustainable gardening practices such as water conservation, building soil and sensible planning. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org/juantabo. 9, Family/Children’s Workshop, 10am-noon. A workshop for kids and families that teaches about insects and their role in nature and pollination. Children can look at pollinator insects close up and magnified to learn more about how insects function in their natural world. Free, ABQ Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW, 897-8831, cabq.gov. 15, 16, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; visit the touch pool, play a game, get crafty and watch a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ Bio Park, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 16, Elephant Conservation Day, 10am-2pm. Hands-on discovery stations will educate guests about African and Asian elephant natural history and diet as well as how elephants forage. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 20, 27, Tech Studio, 4-5:30pm. This after-school club offers a chance to be part of a peer design team: tackle challenges, apply science knowledge including circuits and electronics, computer programming, robotics, microcontroller and automation; grades 3-7. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 22, World Rhino Days, 10am-2pm. Come together to celebrate and raise awareness for the world's five remaining rhino species. Included with admission, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 768-2000,
Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar cabq.gov. 23, Fall Rose Bloom Exhibition, 9am5pm. The summer heat is gradually subsiding, and the fall flush of rose blooms are often more vibrant than those in the spring; bring questions about growing roses in ABQ, enjoy horticultural specimens, floral arrangements and photographs featuring the rose. Included with admission, 2601 Central NW, 848-7181, cabq.gov. 23, UFOs: Extraterrestrial or ExtraDimensional?, 2-3pm. Does the UFO phenomenon represent conclusive evidence of physical ET visitations on Earth? Norio Hayakawa, director of the Civilian Intelligence News Service, will present unique ideas and visual information about the nature of the phenomenon. Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. 29, LEAP Into Science!, 10:30-11:30am. Vermicomposting: Worm bins are easy and great for small-space dwellers and produces some seriously rich material. Learn the basics and some worm facts from a Master Composter and meet the Juan Tabo Library worms. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org/. 30, Vermicomposting, 2-4pm. Worm bins are easy and great for small-space dwellers and vermicomposting produces some very rich material. Learn the basics and some fascinating worm facts from a Master Composter; visit the Juan Tabo Library worms while you are there. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org.
Sports 9, EAA Young Eagles Flights, 8:3011:30am. Youth ages 8-17 are offered a chance to take to the skies with volunteer pilots from the Experimental Aircraft Association (with signed parental permission and weather permitting). Free, ABQ Double Eagle II Airport, 7401 Atrisco Vista NW, eaa179.org/young-eagles-program. 10, Hooked on Hockey 2017, 2:30pm. Try ice hockey for free; first time and beginners (ages 5-12) 2:30-4:30pm; ice time 3:15-4:15pm. Arrive early for gear fitting, full equipment while supplies last for those who register in advance, registration required. Free, Outpost Ice Area, 9530 Tramway NE, 717-6151, nmice.org. 17-24, ColemanVision Tennis Championships. The 2017 Women’s Pro Circuit event raises money for the NM Youth Tennis Foundation; see rising stars of women’s international pro tennis. Tanoan Country Club, 1801 Academy NE, colemanvision.com/tennis-tournament. 24, Junior Samson Challenge, 8am. A fun fitness competition for young athletes ages 8-14 at any fitness level. Enjoy an obstacle course and test agility, strength and endurance; every child receives a medal and winners of each age group win prizes. $25, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, 3484521, jccabq.org.
Stage Ongoing-10, Driving Miss Daisy, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. $14-$23, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale, SW, albuquerquelittletheatre.org. 29, 30, Captain Louie Jr., 7-8:30pm. Based on the children’s book, The Trip. This is a play with children putting on the show. $10 (no refunds or exchanges), South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov.
Storytelling & Books Ongoing, American Girl Book Club, 4:30pm, 3rd Weds. For readers ages 6-11, open to American Girl fans; reading and crafts. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Bookworks Storytime, 10:30am, Thus. Theme changes every week and usually integrates a snack, craft or activity. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, ¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime, 10-11am, 2nd & 4th Thus. Parents or caregiver must remain with their child; ages 1preschool. Free, History and Literary Arts Building, National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th SW, 246-2261, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Magic Treehouse Book Club, 4:30pm, last Wed. For readers ages 6-11. Free, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Stories in the Sky, Weds, 9:30, 11am. An aerial-themed story along with arts & crafts, music & song; geared toward ages up to 6 years. Free, Sky Lounge, ABQ Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum NE, 686-6020, balloonmuseum.com. Ongoing, Storytime with Miss Haven, 7pm, Fris. Stories, activities and snacks; all ages. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, Jiggle & Jam, 10am. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in children. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 8915012, riorancholibraries.org. 2, Doctor Who Comics Day, 3-4:30pm. Fans celebrate their favorite Doctor Who moments; dress as a favorite Doctor Who character, enjoy themed snacks, activities and giveaways; all ages. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 2, Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True Storytime, 11am. Storytime and activities featuring the sequel to Uni The Unicorn, Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 5, 19, 26, Knit Clique, 4-6pm. A multigenerational knitting club for beginning and experienced knitters in grades 5+; hear a story at the same time. Beginners bring US size 7 needles and a skein of 4ply 3-oz. acrylic yarn. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR,
891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 9, How to Catch a Monster Storytime, 11am. Is there a monster in your closet? Are you brave enough to catch him? This fun, inventive picture book, reminds readers that things aren't always as scary as they seem; storytime, activities to follow. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 11-30, Stand Up for Your Right to Read!, 10am-8pm. National Books Week; enter contests to win a prize. Free, Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. 14, 21, 28, Storytime, 10-10:30am. Stories, rhymes and activities. Each week will feature a different theme; ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult; ages 4-6 may attend alone. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 16, Princesses Wear Pants Storytime, 11am. Join the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple as she finds a clever way to get the job done while staying true to herself, storytime, with activities. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 16, Read to the Dogs, 11am-1pm. Children who are not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs; register on arrival. Free, Esther Bone Memorial Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 23, Big Words for Little Geniuses Storytime, 11am. A collection of 41 never before published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein; storytime with activities. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com. 30, Bunny Rabbit Returns Storytime, 11am. Each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn; storytime with activities. Free, Barnes & Noble West Side, 3701-A Ellison NW, 792-4234, bn.com.
Support Groups Ongoing, Autism/Asperger Peer Support Groups. Open to everyone on the autism spectrum. Free, sign up at grasp.org. Ongoing, Breastfeeding Support Group, noon-1pm, 4th Tues (except holiday months). Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, NM Breastfeeding Task Force, Greater ABQ Area Chapter, 11am-noon, 4th Tues, followed by Free Breastfeeding Support, 11am-noon. Los Griegos Community Center, 1231 Candelaria NW, breastfeedingnewmexico.org, Facebook: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). Ongoing, Children’s Grief Center of NM. A safe place for families to share their experiences as they grieve. Call for info, 323-0478, childrensgrief.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups. Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve their lives while living with epilepsy. Call
243-9119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more; monthly parent meetings and family activities. 235-0229, nmfoodallergy@ gmail.com, nmfaso.com, Facebook NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Mamas & Babies Group, noon-2pm, Tues. A fun way to meet other families with little ones; join FB group for updates: Mamas & Babies (Birth Network). 123 Wellesley SE (and other locations like parks). Ongoing, OCD Support Group, 56:30pm, every other Tues. Kids and teens can learn more about this misunderstood diagnosis and gain support and information from others suffering with OCD and related disorders. Free, NM OCD Support, North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE, 3501849, check Facebook for changes. Ongoing, Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance/Wheat Allergy Support Group Potluck, noon-2pm, 4th Sats. Support for the newly diagnosed and all coping with these issues. Potluck and an educational discussion. Free, Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming NE, glutenfreealbuquerque.com. 11, Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. - Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 293-6380 for details.
Just for Teens Ongoing, A Good Yarn, 2-3:30pm, Fris. Knitting, crocheting or other needle craft drop-in stitch group; ages 12+, new knitters welcome. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Beginning, intermediate and advanced ¡Baile! Casino del Rueda (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class, 68pm, Tues. This class is for teenagers and adults to learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary; intermediate and advanced from 7-8pm. $5-$10 per class (pay what you can), National Hispanic Cultural Center, Salón Ortega, 1701 4th SW, 724-4771, nhccnm.org. Ongoing, Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Sats. 5th Edition D&D, no experience necessary, dice, character sheet and books provided. Free, Erna Fergusson, 3700 San Mateo NE, 888-8100, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Monthly Movie Showing, 5:30pm, 3rd Tues. Watch a popular movie for mature audiences; most movies are rated R; ages 17 +; photo ID required. Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Teen Advisory Group, 56pm, 4th Weds. This is a chance for teens to recommend books, magazines, audio books, DVDs and other material, ages 13+. Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org. Ongoing, Teen Book Club, one Sat per
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month, 4:30pm. Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, 344-8139, bkwrks.com. Ongoing, Tween and Teen Movie Showing, 4pm, 2nd Mons. Watch a movie at the library; for ages 9-18. Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central NW, 768-4320, abclibrary.org. Ongoing, Young Adult Group Meeting, 3rd Weds, 3:30-5:30pm. Bookinspired discussion, snack and crafts; ages 13-18. Free, Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 897-8816, abclibrary.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. Ongoing, Zentangle Club, 1:30pm, 2nd Fris. Recenter and work on Zentangle projects; all experience levels; ages 16+. Free, Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, 291-6260, abclibrary.org. 13, 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. 19, Cafe Scientifique for Teens, 67:30pm. What is Exercise Science? A program created by teens for teens. Free, Loma Colorado Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org, cafenm.org.
Especially for Parents Ongoing, Foster Parent Information Meeting. Find out what it takes to make a difference in the life of a child through foster and/or adoption. CYFD, 1031 Lamberton NE, 800-432-2075, 452-6099. Ongoing, La Leche League of ABQ, Mother-to-mother support and info to breastfeeding moms and those preparing to breastfeed. Various locations, 821-2511, lllnm.org. Ongoing, MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers, Christian group for moms w/kids newborn-5 years. Support, fellowship, learning & sharing with guest speakers, crafts/activities & discussions. Groups throughout ABQ, MOPS.org. Ongoing, New Parents’ Group, 10amnoon, Tues. Weekly gathering for new parents and their babies to get support, encouragement, advice. Inspired Birth & Families, 6855 4th NW, Ste E2, 232-2772, inspiredabq.com. 8, The Power of Positive Discipline. Positive Parenting Program has more than 30 years of ongoing research and is one of the few evidence-based parenting programs. Childcare and dinner with registration; space limited. Shepherd of the Valley Preschool, 1804 Montano NW, 3449798, shepherdofthevalleychurch.org. 15, Adult Night at Explora, 6:30-10pm. Enjoy activities about the theme "Inventive Art;" explore hands-on exhibit activities, live music and light refreshments;
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ages 18+. $8/$5 65+, students or military with ID/free members. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 16, NM Parents of Multiples Fall Garage Sale, 7:30am-2pm. A non-profit fundraiser with fall/winter clothes, toys, books and nursery needs; more than 15,000 gently used items. $1 admission, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, facebook.com/NMPOMgaragesale.
For Teachers 16, Teacher Open House at the Zoo, 9am-2pm. Any teacher can bring their valid school staff ID to the main entrance for free admission for themselves and one guest. Teachers receive a packet with info on field trips and samples of lesson plans and activities. Free, ABQ BioPark Zoo, 903 10th SW, 848-7180, cabq.gov. 22-23, STEM Workshop for Teachers. The US Naval Academy will be hosting a STEM Workshop for NM teachers; teachers discover practical and engaging methodology for teaching science, technology, engineering and math through project-based learning. ABQ BioPark Aquarium, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov.
Also of Interest 1, Movies on the Plaza: Sing (PG), 8pm, Sats through Sep. An open-air series of family-friendly movies; some seating available but viewers can bring their own portable seats, blankets and lawn chairs. 401 2nd NW, 768-4575, albuquerquecc.com/civicplazapresents. 9, Family Movie: The Lego Batman Movie, (PG), 3-5pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 11, 25, 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. 12, Bless Me, Ultima: Opera Costume and Set Design Process, 6-7pm. Opera Southwest explains the process of designing sets and costumes for Bless Me, Ultima, the opera based on Rudolfo Anaya's novel. Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, 857-8321, abclibrary.org. 19, The History of ABQ’s Little Beaver Town, 6-7pm. ABQ Historical Society member Roland Penttila hosts a presentation on Little Beaver Town, an early 1960s old-west themed amusement park that was located along the Route 66 at the mouth of Tijeras Canyon. Free, Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org. 23, STEAMworks, 2-4pm. Calling inventors, tinkerers and makers, grades K-6; curiosity and creativity while tackling science, technology, engineering, art and math. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org.
See September for Ongoing Activities
Arts & Crafts Ongoing, Sugar Skull Painting, Suns. Keep your creations or donate them for Explora’s parade float. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 1-31, Explora Family Día de Los Muertos Craft Activities, noon-4pm. Prepare for Día de Los Muertos with papel picado and marigold paper flower making. Free with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 7, El Kookooee Craft Time, 10:30am12:30pm. School-age children are invited to create an entry for the El Kookooee contest in the South Valley. Materials provided. Free, South Valley Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 7, 21, Mama’s Minerals Kids Rock! Geology Classes, 10-11am. Classes introduce basic concepts of geologic time, the rock cycle, types of rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones! For children ages 4 and up. (Parents are of course welcome to stay and learn, too!) Free, Mama’s Minerals, 800 20th NW, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses. 10, 18, 27, El Kookooee Craft Time, 35pm. School-age children are invited to create an entry for the El Kookooee contest in the South Valley. Materials provided. Free, South Valley Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org/southbroadway. 19, El Kookooee Craft Time, 4-6pm. School-age children are invited to create an entry for the El Kookooee contest in the South Valley. Materials provided. Free, South Valley Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 21, Jack-O-Lantern Jar Craft, 2-3pm. Make spooky decoupage mason jar JackO-Lanterns; ideal for ages 7+; supplies limited, registration required and children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE, 764-1742, abclibrary.org. 25, Tissue Box Monster Craft, 3-4pm. All materials provided; all ages. Free, Alamosa Library, 6900 Gonzales SW, 8360684, abclibrary.org. 28, Sugar Skull Painting. Keep your creations or donate them for Explora’s parade float. Free with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us.
Classes/Workshops 1, Songwriting Workshops for Kids, 10:15am-12:30pm. The ABQ Ukekopelli Festival offers this stand-alone songwriting workshop for ages 18 and under (and the young at heart). It is part of a weekend-long celebration of the ukulele. $25, African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE, abqukefest.com.
2, 11, Artist’s Workshop: Story Teller Sculpture, 6:30pm. Create a Story Teller sculpture out of clay. Create the sculpture on Mon and use acrylics to paint the fired sculpture on Wed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 838-1320, cabq.gov. 15, Seasons of Growth Gardening Class: From Farm to Table with LeeAnn Hill from the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, 9-11am For those who have been to at least three classes: a hands-on seed-saving workshop, covering a variety of methods. Everyone is invited to participate in an hour of volunteer work from 11am to noon. Space is limited, reserve by e-mailing learn@ indianpueblo.org. $5 suggested donation, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org.
Fairs & Festivals 1, 15th Annual Offcenter Folk Art Festival, 10am-4pm. Festivities include a Giant Paper Maché Puppet Parade, over 100 arts & crafts vendors and art activities; two performance stages with different styles of music, dancing, magic, performance art and local food trucks; all ages. Free, Robinson Park, Central & 8th, 247-1172, offcenterarts.org. 1, Harvest Festival at Casa San Ysidro, 10am-4pm. The village of Corrales throws a party with hayrides, children’s activities, food trucks, music, art demonstrations and performances. Free, Casa San Ysidro, 973 Old Church, 8983915, cabq.gov/casasanysidro. 1-31, Wagner’s Farmland Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Corrales, Hay rides, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn maze, pony rides, farm fresh picnics. 505-459-0719, WagnersFarmlandExperience.com. 1-31, Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch, 9am-6pm (closes 12:30pm on Oct. 31). Petting zoo, pig races, paintball shooting arena and hundreds of pumpkins. $3/free 2 & under, Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, ggyr.org. 1-31, McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, feed farm animals, race a pedal kart, mine for gemstones. mccallpumpkinpatch.com. 6-8, ABQ Grecian Festival, 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat; 11am-5pm, Sun. Live music, authentic Greek cuisine and dancers streaming by in colorful costumes. $5/$2 seniors 62+/free 11 and under, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High SE, 247-9411, abqgreekfest.com. 6-8, ABQ Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, 9am-5pm. 65 dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, cabochons, beads, slabs, polished stones, fossils, rock carvings, lapidary and jewelry tools. Free, Creative Arts Center, 222-9700, exponm.com. 6-Nov 12, NM Chinese Lantern Fesival. During Chinese New Year, families watch lanterns and light ornaments crafted by Chinese artisans. Each light
Albuquerque Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar object tells a legend or symbolizes an ancient Chinese folktale; illuminated decorations, performances, food, drinks and children’s activities. Indian Village, Villa Hispana, 300 San Pedro NE, 2229700, exponm.com. 6-8, 13-15, Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, 9am-5pm. This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S. Entertainment and music, a culinary arts tent with samples of NM fare, artist demos, food and a Kids’ Creation Station. $10-$22/free under 12, Sandia Resort & Casino: 30 Rainbow Rd, 292-7457, riograndefestivals.com. 7-15, ABQ International Balloon Fiesta. A world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. The first week in Oct brings the smells of roasting chiles and the magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. $10, Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Park, 821-1000, balloonfiesta.com. 7-15, Balloon Fiesta Week at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 9am5pm. Hour-long traditional Native dances, four times a day every day. The courtyard will be lined with authentic Native art and jewelry for sale and Pueblo Harvest Cafe serves Native fusion cuisine. Explore the facility, and exhibits. $8.40/$6.40/free under 5, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th, NW, 843-7270, indianpueblo.org. 21, 2nd Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’. Carnival rides, games for kids, food booths, pumpkin and bean vendors, parade, arts & crafts, competition, pie eating contest, pumpkin decorating contest and prince and princess crowning; gates open at 8am, final launch and awards at 4pm. $5/free 5 and under, Estancia, 1.5 miles west on Hwy 55, 2383821, townofestancia.com. 28, Zoo Boo, 11am-4pm. A trick-or-treat alternative: play games, visit Haunted Habitats and enjoy a costume parade and judging. Taste sweet treats from sponsoring businesses and civic organizations; free Park & Ride. Included with admission, Zoo - ABQ BioPark, 903 10th SW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 29, Day of the Dead Celebration, noon-6pm. During the celebration enjoy live music and an art reception; the library will remain open with limited services. Free, South Broadway Library, Cultural Center, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. 31, Halloween Party at South Valley Library, 3-4pm. Come in costume to trick or treat at the library plus Halloween crafts and music. Free, South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta NW, 877-5170, abclibrary.org. 31, There's Monstrous Mischief Brewing at the Library, 5-7pm. Crafts and activities: have your fortune read by Madam Zelda, solve a mystery, enter a drawing for a prize. Costumes encouraged. 5-7pm. Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE, 291-6295, abclibrary.org/lomastramway. 31, Trick or Treat with Mama’s Minerals at Día Del Dulce, 4-7pm. Allergy safe, sugar free treats and a free bag of rocks, fossils and beads; or come by
Mama’s store for the same treats (800 20th NW). Free, Old Town ABQ, 266-8443, MamasMinerals.com.
Fall Break Camps 12, Explora School’s Out Camp: Investigating Me, 9am-4:30pm. Learn how to use the science of you to solve mysteries; optional before or after camp care available; grades Pre K-5. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 13, Explora School’s Out Camp: Playground Science, 9am-4:30pm. Investigate the forces behind some favorite playground games and equipment; may include visits to Tiguex Park. Optional before or after camp care is available; for grades Pre K-5. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 12, 13, Liz Sanchez Stables Fall Break Camp. For ages 5-15. Liz Sanchez Stables, 898-1810, 7622 Rio Grande NW, lizsanchezstables.com
Music 20, The Rockies Clarinet Quartet Recital, 4-5:30pm. Join The Rockies Clarinet Quartet for a recital. Free, Special Collections Library, 423 Central NE, 848-1376, abclibrary.org.
Open Houses 4, Manzano Day School, 9-11am. The only ABQ elementary school accredited by the Independent Schools Association. of the SW. Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Free, Manzano Day School, 1801 Central NW, 2436659, manzanodayschool.org. 8, Bosque School, 2pm. Learning experiences inspire students grades 6-12 to explore challenging concepts and ideas to be daring in their pursuit of understanding. Free, Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School NW, 898-6388, bosqueschool.org. 15, Sandia Prep’s Passport to Prep, 2pm. This is Sandia Prep’s interactive open house; explore, create, experiment and have questions answered by current students, parents, and teachers. Free, Sandia Preparatory School, 532 Osuna NE, 338-3007, sandiaprep.org. 20, Sunset Mesa School: Give Your Child A Soaring Start, 8:45am. Information session and campus tours. Free, Sunset Mesa School, 2900 Morris NE (Preschool), 3020 Morris (K-5), 298-7626, sunset-mesa.com.
Science & Nature Ongoing, Family Fun Days, noon5pm, Suns in October. This month’s theme is “Water and Wetlands;” activities for families including discovery of water; measuring temperatures and collecting macro invertebrates or make a wetland watercolor inside. Free, Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW, 314-0398, bernco.gov.
Ongoing, Tech Studio, 4-5:30pm, Weds. This after-school club offers a chance to be part of a peer design team: tackle challenges, apply science knowledge including circuits and electronics, computer programming, robotics, and automation; grades 3-7. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8341, explora.us. 1, 15, Adventures in Science at Explora, 3-4pm. Hands-on science activities hosted by students from Explora's Youth Internship Program. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 6, First Friday and Fractals Rock Show, 6-10pm. 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. 8, Sensory-Friendly Hours at Explora, 10am-noon. In partnership with NM Autism Society, Explora is offering Sensory-Friendly Hours; limited to 150. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us. 14, Explora’s PoP: Meet a Scientist, 1-4pm. Meet scientists and engineers who are neighbors in the community. Visitors can meet local scientists who offer engaging activities related to their work; drop in any time. Included with admission/free members, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8323, explora.us. 20-21, Aquarium Overnight, 6:30pm, Fri-8am, Sat. Explore the Aquarium at night, learn about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior; visit the touch pool, play a game, get crafty and watch a marine movie during this sleep over; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $30, Aquarium - ABQ Bio Park, 2601 Central NW, 768-2000, cabq.gov. 31, Spooky Science Fun, 3:30-5pm. After-school Halloween extras. Included with admission, Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.
Sports 29, 11th Annual Day of the Tread, 7am. Join in family-oriented, Halloweenthemed charitable bike rides (9, 12, 26, 54, 64, 80, 100 miles). Enjoy a pre-event motivation gathering, a post-ride celebration, courses full of music, entertainment, themed recharge zones and contests; costumes are encouraged but not required; prizes awarded for the best human costumes and best bike costumes. $25-$105, Civic Plaza, endurancecui.active.com.
Oct 6-29, The Addams Family, 7:30pm, Fris & Sats; 2pm, Suns. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia would be happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, daughter, Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. $15-$25, ABQ Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale, SW, albuquerquelittletheatre.org.
Storytelling & Books 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28, Jiggle & Jam, 10am. Songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in children. Free, Esther Bone Library, 950 Pinetree SE, RR, 891-5012, riorancholibraries.org. 12, Book Talk and Signing, 6pm. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will sign The Wolf the Duck and the Mouse. Check bkwrks.com for location.
Support Groups 9, Greater ABQ Family Child Care Assoc. Meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Connect with other child care providers; receive support, networking and training. Call 293-6380 for details.
Just for Teens 11, Ani-Manga Club, 6-7pm. New anime and manga topics plus themed food and activities; ages 13-19. Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado NE, RR, 891-5013, riorancholibraries.org.
Especially for Parents 13, Temper Tantrums and Time Outs. Positive Parenting Program has more than 30 years of ongoing research and is one of the few evidence-based parenting programs. Childcare and dinner provided with registration; space limited. Shepherd of the Valley Preschool, 1804 Montano NW, 344-9798, shepherdofthevalleychurch.org.
Also of Interest 1, Explora’s Winter Camp Open for Registratioin, 10am. Camps are singleday offered December 18-22 and 26-29. Keep children engaged with fun science, tech, engineering, math or art activities over the school break; before and after care options. Explora, 1701 Mountain NW, 224-8300, explora.us.
1, 6-8, Captain Louie Jr., 2-3:30pm, Oct 1; 7-8:30pm, Oct 6-8. Based on the children’s book, The Trip. This is a play with children putting on the show. $10 (no refunds or exchanges), South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE, 848-1320, cabq.gov.
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The Young Scientist By AILEEN O’CATHERINE
Jupiter is the giant of the solar system. Everything about the fifth planet from the sun is big in some way. Jupiter has 63 moons, more than any other planet. Jupiter is the largest planet, more than double the mass of all the other planets in the solar system combined. It has a giant atmosphere thousands of miles deep. It even has a giant red spot. Scientists think Jupiter was the first planet to develop around the sun, so studying it would help them learn more about our solar system’s beginnings. NASA launched the basketball court-size Juno spacecraft on Aug. 5, 2011, to help scientists study the giant. Juno entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. By the time its mission ends in September 2018, the probe will have orbited Jupiter 32 times. Then it will crash into Jupiter’s oceans. Since entering Jupiter’s orbit, Juno has soared low over the planet’s clouds. The spacecraft gets its power from the sun, with its solar panels always facing our star. As it orbits the planet, Juno will study the gases that surround Jupiter as well as its radio waves. It will measure its magnetic fields. On July 10, 2017, the Juno spacecraft came close to Jupiter’s center, about 3,500 kilometers (2,200 miles) above the planet’s clouds. It soon passed over the coiling red clouds of the Great Red Spot. The giant, swirling storm on Jupiter is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm inside the spot has been raging for more than 350 years. In more recent times, though, it appears to be shrinking.
Enhanced color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot created by Gerald Eichstadt using JunoCam imager. Image credit: NASA/JPLCaltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald Eichstadt
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The JunoCam imager aboard Juno takes images of Jupiter and sends them back to the JunoCam website. With this mission, NASA has asked citizen scientists to get involved. Anyone interested can download images of the spot and provide them with color. They can color other images of Jupiter or vote on where Juno should focus its camera next. Some of the most exciting photos taken have been of the Great Red Spot’s swirling storm. The spot is 16,350 kilometers wide (more than 10,000 miles). Images of the storm have shown it is a tangle of clouds making their way through the massive red oval. The spot is a giant cyclone. On Earth, a cyclone would hit land at some point, which would help slow it down. Since Jupiter has no land, the storm keeps going. The unlimited heat of Jupiter fuels the clouds and the planet’s rapid rotation keeps the storm raging. Jupiter has a giant rotation, moving at a speed of 29,000 miles per hour. The planet rotates on its axis once every nine hours as compared to Earth’s rotation of 24 hours. Jupiter doesn’t contain solid rock like Earth. Its atmosphere is 86 percent hydrogen and 16 percent helium. The gas ball is covered by layers of clouds. From Earth, the clouds look like giant Easter eggs. What are their swirling patterns made of? Giant storms. To discover more, download NASA’s Eyes, an interactive web app that shows where Juno is every day. Download it for free at nasa-seyes.findmysoft.com. JunoCam’s raw images are available to the public at missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam.
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September Arts & Crafts 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 Art Studio, 2:304:30pm, Fris. Themed, hands-on arts activities; check website for guest artists. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/free members, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Shidoni Bronze Pour and Self-Guided Tour, noon, Sats. Eight acres of sculpture gardens and bronze
art foundry; watch molten bronze being poured into ceramic molds. $5 Self-guided only, Mon-Fri/$10 with bronze tour, 1508 Bishops Lodge Rd, Tesuque, 9888001, shidoni.com. 16, Family Program: Up In The Sky, 911:30am. Create original cloud works and incorporate them into unique landscapes. Free, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 217 Johnson St, 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org. 17, Families Make History Workshop, 1:30-3:30pm. Colorful tiles are popular in NM kitchens and inlaid in adobe architecture; for September, make custom tiles using stencils and acrylic paint to mimic traditional design; seating and materials are limited. Included with admission, NM History Museum/ Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln Ave, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 19, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create with beads. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 20, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create masks. Free, Santa Fe Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 21, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create masks. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 22, Friday Afternoon Art, 2:30-4:30pm. Family program, all adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.
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Dance Ongoing, Contra Dances, 7-10:30pm 2nd & 4th Sats. NM Folk Music & Dance Society presents a live, traditional band & dancing. $8/members, $9/non-members, ½ off for students w/ID. Locations vary, 345-8041, folkmads.org.
Exhibits El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe: This center of Hispanic culture and learning showcases and promotes Hispanic art, culture and history with gallery space, a 200-seat theater and almost every month hosts a new show. 1615 Paseo De Peralta B, 992-0591, elmuseocultural.org. El Ranchos De Las Golondrinas: A living museum that has preserved the Spanish Colonial and Territorial way of life on a 200-acre ranch. Docents in period dress, period buildings from around the SW and hands-on demos make this a perfect spot for kids. Self-guided tours $6/$4/free 12 & under, 334 Los Piños Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum: A series of galleries organized by theme to offer a deeper understanding of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, life and times. O’Keeffe’s New Mexico is an exhibit showing that O’Keeffe’s ultimate inspiration came from the land and sky around her. $13/$11/ free for members, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 946-1000, 217 Johnson, okeeffemuseum.org. Harrell House of Natural Oddities and Bug Museum features Oliver Greer’s Crawlywood Collection, an assortment of 2,400 mounted insects, arachnids and other bugs from around the world. There is also a collection of live invertebrates. Check the website for a schedule of animal feedings. $6-$3/free ages 2 & under, Inside DeVargas Center Mall, 556 N. Guadalupe, Ste C, 695-8569, harrellhouse.com. Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return: An interactive art experience driven by non-linear storytelling that unfolds through exploration, discovery and 21st century interactivity. Visitors choose their own path: walking, climbing and crawling through a multiverse of more than 70 rooms created by 500 artists. $12-$20, 1352 Rufina Circle, 7804458, meowwolf.com. Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is dedicated solely to advancing the discourse, knowledge and understanding of contemporary Native arts. Visit Daniel McCoy: The Ceaseless Quest for Utopia: his art addresses contemporary Native American issues, past triumphs, current disasters, and is inspired by underground comics, album covers, and Oklahoma flat style painting. 108 Cathedral Place, 983-1777, iaia.edu. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture: A repository of Native art and material culture that tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. Visit Stepping Out, which includes, sandals, moccasins and other Native footwear. $6-$12, free 1st Suns NM residents & Weds NM seniors,
under 16, foundation members, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, 476-1269, indianartsandculture.org. Museum of International Folk Art: The world’s largest museum of international folk art with public programs including art making for ages 3+, performances, demonstrations and lectures that are included with museum admission. Visit Quilts from Southwest China, featuring quilts that reveal new insights into the contemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China. Free 1st Suns for NM residents & Weds for NM residents 60+ with ID. $12/$7/$6/free 16 & under and foundation members. 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org. Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, With 3,000 objects, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society collections are the most comprehensive compilation of Spanish Colonial art of their kind - dating from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium. Visit the Youth Gallery to see works by youths mentored by adult artists. $10 day pass/free under 16, 750 Camino Lejo, 9822226, spanishcolonial.org. NM History Museum shows the history of Santa Fe and New Mexico over the past 400 years including permanent and temporary exhibitions that span the early history of indigenous people and Spanish colonization. Visit Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest which spans the ’60s and ’70s, exploring the influx of young people to NM and the subsequent collision of cultures. Free 1st Sun for NM residents, Weds for NM seniors, Fris for NM residents 5-7pm. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 113 Lincoln, 4765200, nmhistorymuseum.org. NM Museum of Art displays an extensive permanent collection of Southwestern artists, including major pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe. Activities include art walking tours, 10am, Mons and Drop In and Draw, 10am, daily. $12/$7/free 16 & under, 107 West Palace, 476-5041, nmartmuseum.org. NM National Guard Museum’s (formerly Bataan Memorial Museum) mission is to preserve the past, present and future of NM National Guard and to educate visitors about the proud history both in peace and wartime. The museum contains a wide range of exhibits throughout the military history of the US. Free, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 474-1670, bataanmuseum.com. Palace of the Governors at the NM History Museum was built as a government building in 1610. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as NM and the region. American Indian artists sell their wares under its historic portal as part of the Native American Artisans Program. $6-$12, free for school groups, 1st Suns for NM residents, seniors Weds, foundation members, 105 W. Palace, 4765094, palaceofthegovernors.org. Santa Fe Children’s Museum specializes in hands-on interactive exhibits that promote play and imagination. The museum also offers a diverse range of weekly programs, special events and extensive outdoor gardens. $7.50/$5/free under 1 year, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-
Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar 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 will reopen Oct 5-8, 2017. 1606 Paseo De Peralta, 989-1199, sitesantafe.org. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American Art and is known for a focus on little-known genres and solo shows by living Native American artists. $8/free for members, Native Americans, under 12, students with ID, active military and 1st Suns. 704 Camino Lejo, 982-4636, wheelwright.org. Ongoing, Last Friday Art Walk, 57pm. Visit the Railyard Arts District where multiple galleries boast the best in international contemporary art. Free, Railyard Arts District, 544 S. Guadalupe, railyardsantafe.com. Ongoing, Thursdays are Yoursdays!, 4-6:30pm. The museum strives to provide community access with free admission for children under the age of 16 every Thu from 4-6pm. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, ext 115, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Wee Wednesdays, 9-11am, Weds. A morning of discovery and play designed for toddlers and caregivers. Included with admission, $7.50/$5/members free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 8, Portable Magic: The Art of the Book Opening Reception, 4-6pm. Gala artists' reception for opening of contemporary book art exhibit including work by members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group. Free, NM Capitol Rotunda Gallery, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, 301-6840, santafebag.org. 23, Annual Museum Day Live! Participating museums open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket at smithsonian.com/museumday. Find participating libraries at smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. 24, 3rd Annual Museum Hill Community Day, 1-5pm. The Wheelwright Museum, The Museum of International Folk Art, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill, The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts are all free for this annual celebration. Free, museumhillsf.org.
Fairs & Festivals 1, Burning of Zozobra, 2-11pm. Send Old Man Gloom off in a blaze of glory and kick off the Fiestas De Santa Fe. Gates open at 3pm, live music starting at 4:20pm. $10 (GA) -$150/free under age 10, Fort Marcy Park, 490 Bishops Lodge, burnzozobra.com, santafefiesta.org. 2, 3, Fiesta de los Niños, 10am-4pm. A weekend of interactive family activities that celebrate water. Roam the ponds, creeks and acequias and learn about this resource; meet costumed volunteers who tell about “La Vida Vieja.” Also encounter animals that populate the SW and also
depend on water; all ages. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Piños Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. 2-4, 8-10, Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts and Crafts Market, 9am-5pm. The distinctive open-air arts and crafts market features one-of-a-kind treasures from booths that line the historic plaza; entertainment schedule to be announced. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafefiesta.org. 8, Pregón de la Fiesta, 6-7am. Fiesta officially begins at 6am when the mayor issues the formal proclamation declaring the start of the festivities. Chocolate and biscochitos are enjoyed by everyone immediately after the Pregón. Free, Rosario Chapel, 540 Rosario, 984-3203, santafefiesta.org. 8-10, Food Booths on the Plaza, 9am5pm. Find favorite foods on the plaza. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafefiesta.org. 9, Desfile de Los Niños, 9-10:45am. The parade has been a tradition since the early 1920s. About 2,000 children in costumes participate in the parade; the event culminates with an awards ceremony. Line up at 275 East Alameda. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafefiesta.org. 10, Desfile de la Gente, 1-3pm. The parade features local marching bands, mariachi, sports teams, queens, floats and politicians. Also called the Historical/Hysterical Parade, anything and everything goes. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafefiesta.org. 16, Fun Fair for Families, 10am-2pm. Face-painting, giant bubbles, sand play, dress-ups, art and free food. All families welcome, with a special invitation to those on the autism spectrum. Free, Aspen Community School, 450 La Madera, 577-6830. 16, 17, 10th Annual Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, 10am-5pm. Go on a quest to meet the King and Queen; ride in a Spanish Galleon; learn about Renaissance arts and sciences; shrink in size in the Fairy Village and pet a unicorn. Performances, music, food, and arts & crafts vendors. $12/$10/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Piños Road, 4712261, golondrinas.org. 23, Harvest Festival, 11am-4pm. Handson activity from the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture; make refrigerator pickles, enjoy storytelling from Susi Wolf and Ame Branso plays the Dulcimer. Free with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 30, Harvest Festival, 10am-4pm. Taste syrup from a burro driven sorghum mill, help make cider by cranking a traditional apple press and pick a pumpkin from the patch. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make cornhusk dolls or roll their own tortilla by hand. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Piños Rd, 471-2261, golondrinas.org.
Music 2, Mariachi Extravaganza, 7:30-10pm. Swirling dresses, stamping feet and ringing trumpets welcome participants to a passionate musical experience of traditional, contemporary and classical tastes. $26-$56, Santa Fe Opera, 301
Opera, 986-5900, santafeopera.org. 6, Concierto de Mariachi Matinee, 10am & 2pm. Participants enjoy a concert featuring performances from wellknown mariachi groups, dancers and alumni of The Santa Fe Fiesta Council’s Youth Mariachi Workshop. After the concerts, enjoy refreshments and biscochitos. Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco, 988-1234, lensic.org. 6, Flamenco En Vivo, 1-3pm. Join Flamenco artists from Casa Flamenca for the final live Flamenco in the gallery. Included with admission, Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 4761200, internationalfolkart.org. 8-10, Bandstand on the Plaza, 10am10pm. The Plaza Gazebo is transformed to a concert venue fiesta weekend and features NM artists. Free, Santa Fe Plaza, santafefiesta.org. 15, Akeem Ayanniyi, 3:30-4:30pm. Learn about African drums and how to play them; all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 16, Akeem Ayanniyi, 2:30-3:30pm. Learn about African drums and how to play them; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 24, Akeem Ayanniyi, 1:30-2:30pm. Learn about African drums and how to play them; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org.
Suns. Enjoy an informal meet and greet with this corn snake and learn fun facts. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. Ongoing, Seeds to Sprouts Junior Gardener Program, 4:30-5:30pm, Thus. Children can participate in hands-on gardening and nature-themed activities. Included with admission, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 1, 8, 15, 22, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 9am. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a hands-on program for ages 3-5 and caregivers. Free/$5 suggested donation, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 5, 12, 19, 26, Tuesday Family Mornings, 10-11:30am. Play in the garden, weed, plant, make art and learn about plants, animals and Northern NM. Included with admission, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 471-9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 13, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 14, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.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, Meet Cornelius, 3-4pm,
Ongoing, Family Climb, 10am-2pm, Suns. Meet other families, climb the walls, enjoy the colored routes and special games. 20 percent off drop-ins, free under 2; free rentals. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com. Ongoing, Hiking, Biking, Birdwatching, SF area, weekends, all levels. Sierra Club, riogrande.sierraclub.org. Ongoing, Locals Climb, noon-3pm, 1st Sats. 20 percent off drop-ins plus free rentals with NM ID. SF Climbing Center, 825 Early St, 986-8944, climbsantafe.com.
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Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar Storytelling & Books Ongoing, After School Reading Club, 3-4pm, Weds (starting Sep 13). Stories, games, crafts and activities to encourage reading and using the library; grades K-4; registration required. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 4667323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:4511:15am, Thus. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Weds. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Books & Babies, 10:30-11am, Tues. Ages 6 months-2 years and caregivers enjoy books, songs and finger games. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, 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, Preschool Storytime, 10:3011:15am, Tues. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 9554862, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 1111:45am, Thus. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts.
Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 9556781, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Preschool Storytime, 10:45-11:30am, Weds. Ages 2-5 and caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. Ongoing, Storytime, 11am, Fris in Sep. Storytime, books and activities for toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers; drop-ins welcome. Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.
Support Groups Ongoing, Adoption Triad Support Group of Santa Fe. For birth parents, adoptees, women who have lost a child through adoption and adoptive parents. Call for details. Free, Christus St. Vincent Hospital Dental Building, 465 St Michael’s Dr, Ste 201, 466-3839, asgsf.org. Ongoing, Epilepsy Support Groups, Group focuses on studies of epilepsy and the brain, and discusses how to improve lives while living with epilepsy. Call 2439119 or check website for details on when and where groups are held. epilepsysupportnm.org. Ongoing, Food Allergy Support NM. A group for families who live with severe food allergies and for those who want to learn more; monthly parent meetings and family activities in ABQ with hopes of beginning monthly meetings in Santa Fe. 235-0229, nmfoodallergy@ gmail.com, nmfaso.com or on Facebook at
Upcoming Events Weekly Facilitated Programs Wee Wednesday for Toddlers
Harvest Festival Saturday, September 23th 11:00 - 4:00
Thursday - Seeds & Sprouts
Friday - Open Art Studio
Sunday, October 1st 12:00 - 4:00
Saturday - Trains 11-1 Sunday - Cornelius Feeding See website for full listing!
Weird Science Saturday, October 28th 4:00 - 7:00
1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe 505-989-8359 www.santafechildrensmuseum.org
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NMFoodAllergySupportGroup. Ongoing, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Discuss the joys and challenges of being a primary caregiver as a grandparent. United Way's Early Learning Center, 430 La Madera RSVP and check for updates by calling 955-0410 or 470-8481. Ongoing, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Support Group, noon, 1st Mons; 6pm, 4th Mons. Meetings for families, friends and caregivers. Always open to new members. Life Link, La Luna Conference Room, 2325 Cerrillos Rd, 800-953-6745, namisantafe.org. Ongoing, Santa Fe Chapter of the NM Autism Society, 6:30-8pm, 3rd Fris. Holy Family Episcopal Church, OA Bisbee Court, 424-0095, holyfamilysantafe.org.
Teachers Ongoing, Teacher Study Guides. Pandemonium Productions offers an educations guide to teachers who bring classes to a show. Call 920-0704 to request, pandemoniumprod.org.
Just for Teens Ongoing, Art Therapy, 1-3pm, Tues. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Audio Recording Workshop, 5-7pm. $15 under 19, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, GNU/Linux Computer Programmer Meet-Up, 6:30-8pm, every other Thus. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Ground Zero Youth Radio Weds, 6-8pm. Airs live on KSFR 101.1 FM at SF’s Public Radio. warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Screen Printing Studio, 57pm, Thus. Print art on posters, T-shirts, flags & more with the guiding help of an instructor. $5 under 19, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, SFCC Game Club, noon-5pm, Fris. Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org.
Especially for Parents Ongoing, La Leche League Meeting, 1pm, 2nd Thus. All mothers and mothersto-be are welcome. Encouragement, support and discussions on various topics of breastfeeding. Free, Indigo Baby, 185 Paseo De Peralta, 466-2738, llli.org.
Also of Interest Ongoing, Chess, Fris, 3-5pm. All ages welcome, under 12 must have parents come in to sign up. Free, Vista Grande Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org. Ongoing, Ghostwalker, 5:30pm, Tues, Fris, Sats, from Hilton Santa Fe; 5:45pm from Eldorado Hotel. Infamous and famous spirits in full costume come alive
from Santa Fe and Northern NM’s past throughout Santa Fe’s historic downtown. $14, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Historical Downtown Walking Tours, Mons-Sats through Oct. 15 (except on Sats when large events are held on the plaza) 10:15am-12:15pm. Learn about the history of Santa Fe from a museum-trained guide. Gather at the Palace Courtyard’s Blue Gate just south of the History Museum entrance. $10/free 16 & under with an adult, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. Ongoing, Historic Walks of Santa Fe, daily. The walks depart from different hotels at different times and are led by professional guides/art historians, museum docents and seasoned actors recreating the past, experience the best of the city's attractions. $15 includes entry fee to Loretto Chapel/free 16 & under with adult, 986-8388, historicwalksofsantafe.com. Ongoing, Railyard Artisan Market, 10am-4pm, Suns. Pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, photography, hand-blown glass, artisanal teas and handmade herbal body products. Free, Farmers Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, artmarketsantafe.com. Ongoing, Santa Fe Farmers’ Market in the Railyard, 7am-1pm (Sep), 8am1pm (Oct), Sats & Tues. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. Free, 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Society for Creative Anachronism, 6-8pm, Weds. Learn about the Middle Ages by recreating the arts and sciences of that period. Workshops in sewing, drumming, knot making and fencing; all ages. Free, Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta, 989-4423, warehouse21.org. Ongoing, Tuesday Market in the Railyard, 7am-1pm, Tues. Santa Fe Farmers Market at the Railyard. 1607 Paseo de Peralta. 983-4098, santafefarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Wednesday Evenings at the Railyard, 3-7pm (through Sep). Food, music, art and farmers market. Free, Santa Fe Railyard, 982-3373, railyardsantafe.com. 9, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. Family oriented movies; all ages. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 15, Family Film Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.
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Arts & Crafts 13, 27, Friday Afternoon Art, 2:304:30pm. Family program, all adults must be accompanied by a child. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 15, Families Make History Work-
Santa Fe Kids! Calendar Calendar Calendar shop, 1:30-3:30pm. Knot again! Macramé is the art and craft of decorative knotting; master a macramé choker; beads optional; seating and materials are limited. Included with admission, NM History Museum/ Palace of the Governors, 113 Lincoln, 476-5200, nmhistorymuseum.org. 17, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create masks. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 18, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create masks. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 19, School Age Craft, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 register to create masks. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org.
Fairs & Festivals 1, Community Day, noon-4pm. Portable planetarium, local performances, music, face painting and hands-on activities. Free, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org. 1, Harvest Festival, 10am-4pm. Taste syrup from a burro driven sorghum mill, help make cider by cranking a traditional apple press and pick a pumpkin from the scarecrow-guarded patch. Children can stomp grapes by foot, make cornhusk dolls or roll their own tortilla by hand. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Piños Road, 471-2261, golondrinas.org. 21, Fall Festival, 2-5pm. An afternoon of kid-friendly activities and games including a stuffed animal walk, arts and crafts and a halloween costume catwalk. Free/$2 activity tickets/$30 unlimited wristbands/$50 for two, Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com. 28, Halloween Carnival, noon-5pm. Haunted house, games, bounce houses, basket raffle, live entertainment, face painting, costume contest, food and music. $1/ticket/$20 advanced wristband/$25 wristband at the door, Carlos Gilbert Elementary School, 300 Griffin, 467-4700, carlosgilbertptk.com/carnival. 28, Spirits of New Mexico’s Past, (time TBD). Step back in time and encounter a diverse assortment of characters from NM’s past. Listen to stories and experience bygone events. Lit by lantern light and campfires, this historic site takes on a family-friendly, but spooky, Halloween atmosphere. $8/$6/free 12 & under, El Rancho De Las Golondrinas, 334 Los Piños Road, 4172261, golondrinas.org. 29, Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos, 1-4pm. Enjoy sugar skull decorating, write a leaf for the Cosmic Tree of Life, live music, seasonal refreshments and altars. Costumes encouraged, not required. Free, International Folk Museum, 706 Camino Lejo, On Museum Hill, 476-1200, internationalfolkart.org.
Open Houses 5, The Montessori Advantage, 6-
7:30pm. A (mostly) unbiased panel discussion about what Montessori is, why it works and how it benefits children from preschool through 6th grade. Free, Desert Montessori School, 316 Camino Delora, 983-8212, desertmontessori.com. 12, 7th Grade Options Night hosted by Rio Grande School, 6pm. Featuring more than a dozen of Santa Fe’s public, charter and independent secondary schools; meet students and school administrators with a brief forum and the opportunity to engage in personal conversations with school representatives and students; ages 3-grade 6. Free, Rio Grande School, 715 Camino Cabra, 983-1621, riograndeschool.org.
Science and Nature 6, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, 3:304:30pm. Learn about the animal shelter and their companion animals; all ages. Free, Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 6, 20, 27, Garden Sprouts Pre-K Activities, 9am. Weather permitting, outdoor classroom offers a hands-on program for ages 3-5 and caregivers. Free/$5 suggested donation, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4719103, santafebotanicalgarden.org. 7, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, 2:303:30pm. Learn about the animal shelter and their companion animals; all ages. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 9554862, santafelibrary.org. 8, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, 1:302:30pm. Learn about the animal shelter and their companion animals; all ages. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 9556781, santafelibrary.org. 10, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org. 11, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, Main Library, 145 Washington, 955-6781, santafelibrary.org. 12, Science After School, 3:30-4:30pm. Ages 6-12 have fun with science; registration required. Free, La Farge Library, 1730 Llano, 955-4862, santafelibrary.org. 21, Archaeology Day, 10am-4pm. Learn about NM’s 12,000 year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations; tour the Center for NM Archaeology and meet archaeologists. Free, Center for NM Archaeology, 7 Old Cochiti Rd, 476-4404, nmarchaeology.org. 28, Weird Science, 4-7pm. Dress up in costume and enjoy an evening of spooky weird science; decorate and light up pumpkins, make slime, enjoy special activities with Santa Fe's Alliance for Science and Wise Fool NM. Call for pricing, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, 989-8359, santafechildrensmuseum.org.
Also of Interest 13, Family Film Night, 7pm. Call library for title and rating, popcorn included. Free, Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, 466-7323, vglibrary.org.
14, Family Movie Matinee, 2:30-4pm. All ages, family oriented movies. Free, Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2828, santafelibrary.org.
Elsewhere in the Region Ongoing, Pueblo Feast Days. Sep 2, San Estevan Feast Day, Acoma Pueblo Sky City, annual feast day; Sep 4, St. Augustine Feast Day, Isleta Pueblo, Sep 8, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day, Laguna Pueblo; San Ildefonso Pueblo, Corn Dance, Sep 19, St. Joseph’s Feast Day, Laguna Pueblo; Sep 25, St. Elizabeth Feast Day, Laguna Pueblo; Sep 29, San Geronimo Eve, Taos Pueblo; Sep 30, San Geronimo Feast Day, Taos Pueblo. indianpueblo.org/19-pueblos/feast-days/
September 16, Happy Trails Festival, 11am-5pm. Music, food, kid-friendly activities; all ages. $10, Buckley Park, 1250 Main Ave, durango.org. September 16, 17, 23rd Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival, 10am-5pm. The festival features 100 artists and craftspeople; there will be art, music and food. Free, East 2nd Ave, Downtown, durangoarts.org/daaf/. October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, PEANUTS Great Pumpkin Patch Express, 10am7pm. Dress in costumes and hear a narration of Charles M. Schulz’s It’s a Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on the Durango & Silverton train during a 30 minute ride to the pumpkin patch. During the ride, kids will receive a trick-or-treat bag; Snoopy and Charlie Brown will be there for photos, and a maze to the Great Pumpkin Patch where kids can pick out pumpkins. See DurangoTrain.com for more information.
ALCALDE September 17, Harvest Festival, 28pm. Harvest demonstrations, tours, serenaded sheep shearing, food vendors and music by Lone Piñon. Free, Los Luceros Historic Property, Off State Route 68, 476-1165, ampconcerts.org.
ANGEL FIRE September 3, Angel Fire Art & Farmers’ Market, 10am-3pm. A showcase of diverse local/regional artists, live music, food artisans and fresh produce. Free, Frontier Park, 3367 NM-434, 575-377-6555, angelfirecoolsummer.com. September 3, 4, Holy Angels Church Garage Sale, 10am-4pm. Pick up some great bargains. Holy Angels Church Garage Sale, West Ridge Rd, 575-377-3332, facebook.com/holyangelsmissionchurch/. October 7, Gravity Games, 8am-10pm. This event celebrates mountain biking with competitions, prizes and lots of gravity; all ages. $49/$39 includes lift ticket and entry to all events, Angel Fire Bike Park, 10 Miller Lane, 575-377-4369, angelfireresort.com.
FARMINGTON October 13, Harvest Party, 5-7pm. Fall games including the hay bale hop, ring toss and bobbing for apples. Free, Sycamore Park Community Center, 1051 Sycamore, 566-2480, fmtn.org. October 31, BOO-Palooza, 4-6pm. Games, dancing, a live DJ, costume contests and trick or treating. Free, Downtown, Main Street and Orchard, 599-1419, fmtn.org.
LOS ALAMOS October 27, 28 Halloweekend, Trick or Treat on Main Street. Main Street and Central Avenue, from 15th to 20th Streets, close to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families. losalamosmainstreet.com.
TAOS October 13, 14, SOMOS Storytelling Festival. A two-day storytelling celebration, swaps. workshops, children’s stories. Taos Community Auditorium, Downtown, somostaos.org.
September 28-30, October 1, Galloping Goose No. 5. The Galloping Goose returns to the railroad. See website for times and prices: cumbrestoltec.com.
DURANGO, COLO. Ongoing, Durango Farmers Market, 8am-noon, Sats, (Sep); 9am-noon, Sats (Oct). Farmers, ranchers, gardners, herbalists, artisans and musicians. First National Bank of Durango parking lot, 259 West 9th Street, durangofarmersmarket.com. Ongoing, Durango Flea Market, 7am3pm. La Plata County Fairgrounds, durango.org. Ongoing, Storytime, 10-10:30am, Tues. Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave, 970247-1348, mariasbookshop.com.
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Come for the Lessons, Stay for the Bikes By EFRAIN VILLA
The thick, bittersweet aroma of bearing grease fills the brightly lit Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center, where thousands of donated bicycle parts, wheels and metal frames are neatly clustered, stacked, and hung throughout the 4,000-square-foot building, formerly the Esperanza Branch Library. Amanda Knox struggles to hang onto her 15-month-old daughter, Ivy, who squirms and flails in an effort to be set free to roam the concrete floor. Ivy’s two older brothers, 5-year-old Orion and 8-year-old August, rest their heads on their father’s lap. Orion wonders out loud when the magazine will arrive. Arthur, his father, explains that I am from the magazine. Orion lifts his head to examine me. “He’s the magazine?” Orion asks, obviously disappointed, before resting his head once again on his father’s lap. “It’s been a long day,” Amanda says with a smile, “but we’re glad to be here. This place just makes me happy. It reminds me of Sesame Street.” Judging from the glowing reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp, Amanda is not alone in her esteem for the center. Opened in Albuquerque in March 2013, the Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center provides free mechanical and safety instruction to anyone who walks through the door. Visitors are welcome to bring their bicycles and receive maintenance guidance, as well as free component replacements. The center also awards bicycles, repair kits and helmets
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Arthur, Ivy, Orion and Amanda Knox look over a bike at a bicycle station. Photos by Efrain Villa.
to adults and children who go through one of their various Earn-A-Bike programs, which usually carry a nominal fee of $10. Hugh Hulse, one of the center’s educators, says the program has given away more than 1,100 bicycles. “We have different versions of the Earn-A-Bike Program, some for military veterans, for example,” says Hulse. “We also work with a couple of homeless shelters because the homeless population does rely pretty heavily on bikes and doesn’t have access to the mechanical side of things. Basically, this program is for everyone in the community.” For those in the community who feel bicycling is too intimidating, Hulse advises them to drop in to the center. “Come in and talk to us,” he says. “Being creatures of habit, we route ourselves the same way, regardless of the form of transportation. So if you take the straightest route from Point A to Point B, that works great in a car but not necessarily on a bike. We can show you how to make your ride more pleasant and safe.” The program has grown steadily since its inception. “Most people hear about us through word of mouth,” says Hulse. “We get people from all over. We even get people who ride in while long-distance bicycle touring. Last summer we had someone from Germany riding Route 66 to California and a Canadian couple on their way to Argentina. I guess word is out that we have the tools and expertise.” The Knox family first heard about the program through a Facebook group before they moved their family to Albuquerque from Jemez two years ago. “This was one of the top 10 things I thought were cool about this city before we moved here,” says Amanda. “We only wanted to move to the South Valley, and once I saw where the center was, we realized we were only about 10 minutes away. But we’d come here even if we were farther.” Six months ago the entire Knox family earned bicycles for themselves (except for Ivy, who was still working on beefing up her walking skills). “The class was very appropriate for our kids,” says Arthur. “They presented the curriculum with a lot of variation to keep the kids interested. Also, although we had already planned on getting bikes eventually, this program facilitated the finances and logistics of the whole thing. It’s great that we can now all ride together.” Arthur said that going through the classes also helped him be a better driver. “It’s definitely increased my awareness of bikes around me,” he says. Ryan Harris, an educator with the center, says it is common for people to change their driving habits once they begin riding bicycles. “Both drivers and cyclists can benefit from learning more about our laws,” says Harris. “The biggest issue is people riding against traffic. We call it ‘salmoning.’ You’re four times more likely to get hit by a car. Another thing is that people generally aren’t aware that a bike is allowed to take an entire lane of traffic because they are legal vehicles. A lot of times it’s safer to ride on the street than too close to the curb.” Candace Hopkins, public information officer for the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department, stresses that the scope of the procontinued on page 30
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gram goes beyond children and bicycles. â€œWe think getting kids involved is not just about bike maintenance; itâ€™s also about teaching kids to be independent and developing their skills and personality.â€? Harris also believes that the center can teach children skills that have a practical application beyond bicycling. â€œLearning to turn a wrench on a bike, you learn to turn a wrench on anything,â€? says Harris. â€œSo starting to learn on your bike can lead to other things.â€?
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The program is administered through the cityâ€™s Parks and Recreation Department. It employs two full-time employees and works with seasonal staff and volunteers. Experience in bicycle maintenance is not a requirement for volunteering. Aside from lubricants and brake cables, which are purchased new, the center welcomes all usable bicycle part donations. Four years ago, shortly after the center opened, City Councilor Diane Gibson took notice and has been closely tracking its progress in hopes of replicating the center in her own district. â€œI heard the story about how they moved into a closed-down library and started serving local kids in the neighborhood,â€? she says. Albuquerque Police Department â€œbike officers started going there and hanging out with the kids in a very family friendly environment, so kids got to know law enforcement. Like most social programs, itâ€™s very inexpensive to run and really gives us the greatest return on our investment.â€? Councilor Gibson hopes to open a new bicycle safety education center as soon as next year. â€œI would like to put it in the McKinley neighborhood,â€? she says. â€œWeâ€™re looking at a portable building we could erect at a location near the school. I have some capital dollars that I budgeted in the Capital Improvement Plan. If the second one works well, maybe we can put them in different parts of the city.â€? â€œIt would be nice to see more stuff like this,â€? says Amanda. â€œItâ€™s so nice to do stuff with your hands and have other adults teach your kids things you canâ€™t teach them yourself.â€? The center is located at 5600 Esperanza Drive NW. It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays noon to 7 p.m. To find out about Earn-A-Bike scheduling and signups, call 505-224-6668.
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Let’s Read Let’s Read Let’s Read These book reviews were written by the 4th graders in Stephanie Harris’ class at Manzano Day School.
Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland Author: Alexis Fajardo Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Ages: 7-14 Brothers Beowulf and Grendel seek protection with their Uncle Holger the Peer. Beowulf, Grendel, Holger and the other remaining peers must go against Ganelon, who betrayed the peers to help the enemy, the Saracens. They have to fight off the Saracens and save the poisoned King Charlemagne. Can they do both of those tasks or will the Saracens defeat them and the king? Read this fantastic graphic novel to find out! I would rec-
ommend this book because it is interesting. You don’t need to really know the story of Beowulf to be able to read it. It would take about two hours to read nonstop at a normal pace. Kid Beowulf: The Blood-Bound Oath comes right before this book. T.J. M., 10
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Author: Jerry Pinkney Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 This books is about three goats that live in a grassy field, and there is a bridge around the hill that leads to a whole valley of yummy grass. But in order to cross the bridge, they have to get past the evil troll who threatens to eat them. So what do you think? Did the three billy goats make it to paradise or did they get gobbled up by the nasty troll? Read the book and find out! This book is a very nice lesson to not be greedy and to share what you have. The book also shows how the biggest billy goat is not a scaredy cat like the other goats. That means that the biggest billy goat
can show bravery. The book is really amazing and anyone at any age can really enjoy it. The book’s pictures are beautiful with realistic colors. The brown, white, and black on the goats is great and it makes everything come together. I hope you go ahead and read the book! Madeleine L., 10
Pax and Blue Author: Lori Richmond Publisher: Simon & Schuster/ Paula Wiseman Books Ages: 4-8 This is a story about a boy named Pax and a pigeon named Blue. Every day Pax shares a piece of toast with Blue, but one day Pax’s mom has to be early for
want lots of things, your Want Monster will get very big. If your Want Monster gets too big, that is bad, because when the boy wants one cupcake, the Want Monster makes him eat four more. Read this book to find out how the boy figured out how to make the Want Monster stop making him want too much stuff. This book has lots of color and not a lot of writing. It is perfect for beginners. The illustrations really show the big picture. The story teaches all ages a lesson about not wanting too many things. Finn D., 10
Sea Monkey & Bob Author: Aaron Reynolds Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Ages: 4-8 Sea Monkey and Bob the puffer fish are scared of what might happen to them. Sea Monkey thinks he will sink. Bob the puffer fish thinks he will float. Sea Monkey names the things that sink and compares them to him, a small and
work, so she and Pax have to leave. Blue looks confused, but Pax has to go. Later, Blue and Pax go on a small adventure on the subway. Read this book to see what happens next. This is a great book for children in the city who might not have a pet. It is a simple yet beautiful book with clean but whimsical illustrations. Kids will love this book because they can relate to it. The book teaches children about friendship and love. Isabella C.,10
The Want Monsters: And How They Stopped Ruling My World Author: Chelo Manchego Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc. Ages: 4-8 This book is about “Want Monsters” and a boy who has lots of “wants.” If you
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apparently heavy creature. Bob names the things that are light and compares them to him, a big but light creature. Sea Monkey and Bob are not the brightest fish in the sea. Will they sink, float or neither? This is a funny and simple book. The characters’ personalities make the book hilarious. Sea Monkey and Bob are really great friends and how they get along and help each other is great for little kids to know. Addie N.,9
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Afterschool Activities Directory Santa Fe Area Climbing Santa Fe Climbing Center, 3008 Cielo Court, SF, NM 87507. Phone: 505-9868944; Contact: Andre Wiltenburg; Web site: climbsantafe.com. Ages 2 and older. Our youth climbing classes are taught by experienced climbing instructors who introduce rock climbing in a healthy environment. The classes teach new rock climbing skills and team work while having fun through obstacle courses and games. Our instructors also help those already experienced rock climbers to advance their skills. After School Classes 3:30-5pm – 9 Week Fall Session Aug. 21 – Oct. 21 $180. Mondays ages 5-8, Tuesdays - ages 9-12, Wednesdays - ages 5-9, Thursdays - ages 7-10, Saturdays 10-11:30am - ages 5-12. Our Friday Classes - 4 Week Session Sept. 8-29 $80. Ages 2-5 9-10am, Ages 4-7 2-3pm. Santa Fe Senders Youth Climbing Team: Wed & Fri, 4-6pm – ages 7-12 ($625/6 months), Mon, Tues & Thurs, 4:30-6:30pmages 12-18 ($900/6 months).
other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. The Venturing Motto: Lead the Adventure. Financial aid available upon request. All volunteer leaders undergo mandatory background checks and continuous training to assure safety and program quality. Yearly - Mandatory Youth Protection Certification. Santa Fe Children’s Museum, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, SF, NM 87505. Phone: 505-989-8359. Web site: santafechildrensmuseum.org. The Santa Fe Children's Museum is an exploratory space for children of all ages. We offer more than 35 interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits including giant bubbles, dress-up and puppet theater, magnetic building tables, a 1.5 acre outdoor educational garden, a special place just for toddlers, and more! We have special programs and events throughout the year, please call or check our website. Our hours are: Mondays-closed; Tuesdays--closed; Wednesdays** 9am-5pm (**Wee-Wednesday from 9-11am); Thursdays 10am-6:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays 10am-5pm; Sundays 12pm-5pm.
Belisama Irish Dance, Santa Fe & Los Alamos, NM 87505. Phone: 505-670-2152; Contact: Adrienne Bellis; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: belisamairishdance.com. Ages: 5 and up. Belisama Irish Dance offers classes for the whole family to enjoy. Performance opportunities in the community, local competition and fun choreography classes. We have a few new locations so check the Web site for details.
Painted Soul Pottery, 4300 Ridgecrest Dr. SE, Ste. K, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Phone: 505-2748504. Web site: paintedsoulpottery.com; Contact: Shannon Fetters; Email: email@example.com. Preschool Literary Art Class – Ages: 2Kinder; Enrollment: 12; Cost: $160/Sept-Dec or $240/July-Dec; 1st Pandemonium Productions’ Musical & 3rd Thursday each month, 9Theatre After School Program, SF, NM. 10am. Each week we will be readPhone: 505-920-0704; Web site: pandemoing a children's story and doing an niumprod.org. Join us in a World of Pure art project using an assortment of Imagination! Pandemonium Productions mediums that relates to the story! presents its musical theatre after school Fall Art Camp – Grades: Kinderprogram for students ages 6 to 18, Aug. 12th; Enrollment: 10; Cost: Students create with clay at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & 23 through Nov.19. Students study acting, $50/month or $200/Sept-Dec; 1st & Science. Courtesy photo. singing and dancing and perform the 3rd Thursday each month, 5:30scrumdiddlyumptious! Musical Willy 7:00pm. Join us for art classes Wonka! at the James A. Little Theatre. focusing on a variety of mediums and techniques, as well as, learning about art Rehearsals take place at El Museo de Cultural, Mon, Wed, & Fri from 3:45time periods, artists, and the history of art forms. Call us about financial aid. 5:45pm. Visit www.pandemoniumprod.org or call 505-920-0704 for more information. 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.
Multi-Activity/Enrichment Great Southwest Council Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturing, 5841 Office Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-345-8603, Ext. 100; Contact: Kevin McClelland; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: gswcbsa.org. Ages: 7-21 years; Cost: $24; Weekly/Hours Vary. Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Venturing Motto. The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help
Acting New Mexico Young Actors, Inc. Drama Classes, 2701 San Pedro Dr. NE, Ste. 21, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-821-8055; Contact: Paul Bower, Executive Director; Email: email@example.com; Web site: nmyoungactors.org. Ages: 9–19. Enrollment: 14; Cost: $90/month; Wednesdays, 6:30–8:30pm or Fridays, 5:30–7:30pm. In our 38th continued on page 36
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season, New Mexico Young Actors continues to offer drama classes for children and youth. Learn acting fundamentals such as improvisation, characterization, emotional recall, stage stunts, and more from theater professionals. Financial Aid. Sol Acting Academy After School Clubs/Classes, 5500 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Ste. 114, Abq, NM 87102. Phone: 505-881-0975; Contact: Jason Weiler; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: solacting.com. Ages: 6-15 years; Cost: $200-$350. Pro Kids: Showcase - Sundays/August 27 - October 29/noon-2pm/$350. Acting Fundamentals Mondays/August 21 - October 8/3:45-5:45pm/$200. Act Out: Jr. Acting Club Wednesdays/September 13 - November 15/3:45-5:45pm/$250. Acting Body & Voice Mondays/October 23 - December 11/3:45-5:45pm/$200.
Art Albuquerque Museum School Art Classes – Fall 2017, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-243-7255; Contact: Theresa; Email: email@example.com; Web site: cabq.gov/museum. Ages: 4-15 years old; Cost: $60/$70. Make the Museum Your Classroom! Albuquerque Museum School art classes: Ancient Art, Folk Art, and Modern Art. Preschool Adventures in Art (Ages 4 – 5) $60 - Thursdays. Youth Studios (Ages 6 – 15) $70 - Fridays and Saturdays. For more information or to register, go to cabq.gov/museum. No registration by telephone is accepted.
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Painted Iguana Art Classes, 142 Big Horn Ridge Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87122. Phone: 505-796-0601 (studio), or 505-720-1906; Contact: Theresa Hall, Artist & Educator; Email: email@example.com; Web site: paintediguana.com. Ages: 6-18 years; Enrollment: average class size is 8 students; Tuition: $100 monthly for 4 classes, all supplies included. Monday - Friday afternoons (choose a day), 1 1/2hour-long classes. Small classes in scenic Sandia Heights, where students receive expert instruction on the use of artist quality materials and create in a studio setting. We work with watercolors, acrylics, clay, pastels & more. Come learn sketching skills, paint on canvas and make pottery. For the young explorers to the experienced artists, each student receives a high quality art experience in a creative & nurturing environment. Art classes encompass a complete comprehensive art program that students really enjoy. Join us for our fun Fall session & see why students never want art class to end each day! Call or check the website in August for the Fall schedule. Classes begin in September. Wonderland Workshops’ Art and the Brain, at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-573-2626. Website: wonderlandworkshops.com; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A six-week art workshop for kids ages 8 through 15. We teach young artists to tap into their creative cognitive talents through challenging art activities. Have fun, create! Classes begin Oct. 4 through Nov 8; 4–5:30pm. $180 for 6 classes.
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Albuquerque School of Circus Arts and Aerial Dance, 3809 Academy Parkway South NE (Home of Dance Theatre Southwest), Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-459-3385; Contact: Program Director, Rosalinda Rojas, Master Teacher; Email: email@example.com. Ages: 7-adult. Full semester enrollment; Student/Teacher - 10:1; Saturday 8:30am–2pm. Circus Arts and Aerial Dance classes are designed to engage the novice thru experienced practitioner in student centered, differentiated 21st century learning experiences. Classes included: Intro to Mixed Aerial Arts, Circus Arts "101," Frequent Flyer I. Class placement required. Registration now open! Rosalinda Rojas, Master Teacher, is a native of New York City where she began a rewarding career as a circus arts teacher, coach, choreographer and performing artist with the New York School for Circus Arts and Big Apple Circus (1978-1989). Her creative and performance credits include: C.O.W. (Circus On Wheels), Circus Intensive Touring Series (2004-2017), ArtsConnection NYC Young Circus Talent Training Program International Circus School Competition (Monte Carlo), “Barnum” the Musical (NYC, London, MTS) productions. Flying Karamazov Brothers production of Shakespeare “The Comedy of Errors” (Lincoln Center), Midnight Circus & Co Carden and Circo Latino International Circus, Pickle Family Circus, Albuquerque School of Circus Arts founded in 2000. Many of Ms. Rojas' former students have successful professional careers with Cirque Du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, Disney, Broadway and film.
Climbing Stone Age Climbing Gym Youth Programs, 4130 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-341-2016; Email: Climb@StoneAgeClimbingGym.com; Web site: StoneAgeClimbingGym.com; Contact: Bryan Pletta, President. Stone Age continued on page 38
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Museum School Fall 2017 Art classes for children ages 4 - 15 Starting Now! Preschool 8th grade: Weekend, After-School, & Home School Programs
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NEW School’s Out Camps for grades K–5 during APS holidays! Open for registration now. Fall dates Sept. 4, Oct. 12, 13. Winter Camp - Dec. 18–22 & 26–29 will open for registration Oct. 1.
PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES IN ART (Ages 4 – 5) $60 Thursdays
YOUTH STUDIOS (Ages 6 – 15) $70 Fridays and Saturdays
For more information or to register, go to cabq.gov/museum Albuquerque Museum 2000 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 Located in Old Town 505-243-7255
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Climbing Gym’s afterschool youth programs provide a range of opportunities for the aspiring climber with both recreational and competitive options. Rock climbing is an exciting sport that allows for a social outlet in an individual sport format. Our programs promote safety, confidence, strength, and focus, both mentally and physically. Best of all, they can start building the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and climbing for years to come. We have recreational programs for ages 8 to 10 or 11 to 14 that meet once a week after school. Our Alternative PE class is designed for home-schooled students who may be lacking an outlet for organized physical play and exercise. This program meets on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. and is appropriate for kids ages 8 to 13 years old. The cost for either program is only $99.95 per month, which includes a full gym membership for family climbing sessions outside of class. Complete information on all of our youth programs can be found at climbstoneage.com/youthprograms.
Dance Ballet Repertory Theatre of NM's Ballet Academy, 6913 Natalie Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-888-1054; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: brtnm.com. Ages: 3 years - Adults. Variety of classes available Mon - Sat. At Ballet Repertory Theatre, our professionally trained teachers guide each student using a well-developed syllabus based on classical ballet. Ballet Repertory Theatre’s goal is to create an environment that is challenging, disciplined, and rigorous while, at the same time, safe, healthy, and nurturing...providing a welcoming environment where every student is valued while pursuing excellence in dance. Dance Theatre Southwest, 3805 Academy Parkway S NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-296-9465; Contact: Patricia Dickinson Wells, Director; Email: email@example.com; Web site: dtsw.com. Ages: 2 years–Adult. Days/Hours: Mon-Fri. 3:45-8pm, Saturdays 9:30-1:30pm. Large new facility holding 3 studios with state of the art sprung floors and conveniently located for all just off I-25 and 7/10 of a mile west. Children's Division Classes, Young Adults, Pre-professional, Professional, Adults, Award-winning Mature Adult Classes. Since 1994, DTSW has provided dance education to boys and girls, now serving its second generation of dancers! Dancers from DTSW have gone on to professional careers with major companies and successful professionals in all walks of life. The discipline of dance lasts a lifetime as well as the friendships and bonding of taking class together and sharing the dance passion. Classes in Classical Ballet, Pointe, Partnering/Pas de Deux, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Flamenco, Circus Arts & Aerial Dance, and Hip-Hop. Boys are always 1/2 off. Enrolled dancers have special opportunities of master class teachers and special original dance productions with both DTSW and Festival Ballet Albuquerque. The faculty of professionals is led by Patricia Dickinson Wells, an internationally recognized choreographer and dance educator (honored with the Dance Magazine Dance Teacher Excellence in Dance Education national award in 2011). Rosalinda Rojas will be offering Classes in Circus Arts and Aerial Dance Silks! Large faculty with low student/teacher ratio. Some financial aid available. Fishback Studio of the Dance, 4529 Eubank NE, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505298-8828; Contact: Kathie Anthony; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: fishbackstudio.com. Ages: Child/Teen/Adult. Mondays – Saturdays. Enrolling now, classes begin Aug 28. Serving Albuquerque since 1945, Fishback Studio offers Prekinder dance ages 3,4,5 (an intro to dance thru rhythms) and Child-Teen-Adult basic through professional classes in jazz/hip-hop, tap, ballet, pointe, acrobatics, modern & Scottish. We offer 4 spacious studios with floating wood floors and Marley for pointe. Our experienced faculty continues to train beautiful dancers and prepare them for careers in dance as well as displaying poise and confidence in many other fields. It is our goal to bring the latest styles and highest levels of technique to students while maintaining the joy of dance. We are proud to be the home of many national dance champions, overall high score placements, best choreography and best technical execution awards. Keshet Dance Community Dance Classes, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-224-9808; Contact: Miles Firkins, Student Information Manager; Email: email@example.com; Web site: KeshetArts.org. Ages: 2 thru Adult. Cost: $15 Drop-in; Packages and unlimited noncompetitive scholarships are available. Classes Mon-Thurs afternoon/evenings + Sat morning. Fall Session Aug. 14 – Dec. 9. Ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz and creative movement classes. All abilities welcome. Older adult and Adaptive dance classes are available. Unlimited non-competitive scholarships to youth under 18 years and Work/Study program for adults 18 years+. Registration is ongoing. Financial Aid.
The Studio at Musical Theatre Southwest, 6320 Domingo Rd. NE, Ste. B, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-265-9119. Contacts: Chris Armijo, Maia Plevin; Web site: musicaltheatresw.com. Ages: 13 years old and up; Cost: $5/class. MonThurs, 5:30-6:30pm, Sat 10-11:30am, 12:30-1:30pm, 1:30-2:30pm. Sun 11am-noon. Musical Theatre Southwest is offering dance classes to enhance musical theater training. All of our teachers are highly skilled with musical theater backgrounds. We are offering Ballet for Theater, Tap, Broadway Jazz, Musical Theatre Movement, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Partnering, and Heels. Check the website for further information.
Fencing Duke City Fencing, 2840 Girard Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-8720048; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: dukecityfencing.net. Ages: 6 & up; Cost: $75–$150 per month; Monday – Saturday; 3:30 - 9pm. Olympic Fencing for ages 6 & up – come join us in the fun! Financial aid available. All equipment is included for beginner classes.
Horseback Riding Liz Sanchez Stables’ Riding Lessons, 7622 Rio Grande NW, Los Ranchos de Abq, NM 87107. Phone: 505-898-1810; Contact: Liz Sanchez. Web site: lizsanchezstables.com. Ages: 6-86; Tues-Sun, 8am-5pm; closed Mon. Afterschool and weekend Academy riding lesson program in a covered arena. Also, full-day horse and pony camps on all APS holidays. Tax deductible. Lessons suitable for the first-time rider to the advanced student. Group & private riding lessons also available all year. Learn how to care, groom, communicate and ride your horse. All disciplines as well as English & Western. Also bareback for balance. Riders progress at own pace and are placed in groups according to skill level. Check out our Child, Family & Adult Specials!! Visa and Mastercard accepted. “This is the place where people dream and horses fly.” Call the Stables for pricing and reservations.
Martial Arts Blackman Martial Arts Academy's Children, Teen & Adult Classes, 9900 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Ste. B, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-856-5616; Contact: Rebecca Bogolub, General Manager; Email: BlackmanTKD@aol.com; Web site: BlackmanTKD.com. Ages: 3-years-old to Adult. Classes offered 7 days a week. Blackman Martial Arts Academy offers Traditional & Olympic style Taekwondo, Hapkido, Weapons, & Basic Self Defense Classes. Flexible scheduling with morning, afternoon, & evening classes. Enrolling now for our Fall Special for new students: 6 weeks of classes, a private lesson, an official uniform for just $69. 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.
Multi-Activity/Enrichment Albuquerque Academy ThinkIt!, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-858-8815; Contact: Josh Buchanan; Web site: aa.edu/thinkit. Grades: 1-5. Once per week/afterschool hours. Albuquerque Academy’s yearround ThinkIt! program is open to the greater-Albuquerque community. With hands-on curriculum and engaging focus areas, ThinkIt! students celebrate active-learning strategies through project- and inquiry-based activities, interdisciplinary options (e.g., science, engineering, and math), Sunday-afternoon sports, and enriched recreational programs. Questions? Visit website or call. Hurry! Registration for fall after-school classes ends Sept. 11. Great Southwest Council Boy Scouts of America’s Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts/Venturing, 5841 Office Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87109. Phone: 505-345-8603, Ext. 100; Contact: Kevin McClelland; Email: email@example.com; Web site: gswcbsa.org. Ages: 7-21 years; Cost: $24; Weekly/Hours Vary. Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Venturing Motto. The Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. The Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. The Venturing Motto: Lead the Adventure. Financial aid available upon request. All volunteer leaders undergo mandatory background checks and continuous training to assure safety and program quality. Yearly - Mandatory Youth Protection Certification. continued on page 40
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at musical theatre southwest All Levels, Age 13 & Up $5/Class Fall Session Aug. 14-Nov. 11 $16.50/class or $14.50/class paid in full Classes are at the International Indoor Soccer Arena in Albuquerque NEW–Classes also offered at The McDermott Athletic Center (The MAC) in Rio Rancho!
Looking for something different for the kids this holiday season?
Broadway Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Tap, Tumbling, Partnering, Heels, Ballet for Theater Mondays — Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays — 11 a.m. to noon Classes Sept. 11 — Dec. 2
Watch for the New Mexico Kids! Holiday Gift Guide coming in the November/December issue
For more information call 505-265-9119 or visit musicaltheatresw.com
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UNM Continuing Education Youth Program, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-277-0698; Contact: Amy K. Greene, Youth Program Supervisor, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: ce.unm.edu/youth. Ages: 4-17. UNM Continuing Education Youth Programs has afterschool and weekend classes to engage and inspire students including Drawing & Painting, Dance, Math, Writing, Tae Kwon Do, ACT/SAT Test Prep, and more! Visit ce.unm.edu/youth or call 505-277-0077 for schedule and tuition info.
Music KinderGuitar New Mexico, PO BOX 93236, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-3040528; Contact: Rodney Burr; Email: email@example.com; Web site: kinderguitarnm.com; Ages: 5-15 years. Cost: Contact for rates; Days/Hours: Tuesday–Saturday. Open class schedule. KinderGuitar is NOT Guitar 'Lessons'! IT IS: FUN, FOCUSED, ENRICHING, CONFIDENCE BUILDING, and TEAM BUILDING – A Musical Community in action. An appreciation of music not only in their lives but can be viewed as a shared conversation, a musical conversation with those around them. Join us! Outpost Performance Space, 210 Yale Boulevard SE, Abq, NM 87106. Phone: 505-268-0044; Contact: Tom Guralnick; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: outpostspace.org/pages/educational-programs. Jazz & Latin music classes for youth and adults. Semester runs Sept. 11-Nov. 15. Classes are taught by the Outpost team comprising saxophonist, Kanoa Kaluhiwa; percussionist/trombonist, César Bauvallet; and pianist, Jim Ahrend. Outpost programs aim to build positive attitudes, trust, teamwork, cooperation, confidence, compassion, and a sense of humor. It is expected that students will have their own instruments to bring to class. Outpost will provide a piano, a drumset, and guitar & bass amplifiers. Jazz Improvisation & Latin for Youth: Wednesday, Advanced Ensemble, 4-5:30pm. Cost: $60. Focus on the jazz repertoire, covering music theory, ear training, solo development, song forms, and various rhythm section approaches. Latin for Students of All Ages 14 years & up, intermediate level required, Mondays, 8-9:30pm. Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Youth classes perform recital Nov. 18 at 1pm (attendance mandatory). Participants must have at least an intermediate knowledge and skill level (minor & major scales) and a willingness to practice what they are learning outside class. Scholarships are available for any of these classes. To enroll, show up a few minutes early on the first day of the class or call ahead. Jazz Improvisation for Adults focuses on jazz and covers music theory, ear training, solo development, song forms and various rhythm section approaches. Monday 6-7:30pm; Wednesday 6-7:30pm/8-9:30pm. Recital Nov. 14 7pm (attendance is mandatory). Cost: $120 ($110 for Outpost members).
Science Explora's After-School and Saturday Clubs, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-224-8341; Email: email@example.com: Website: explora.us; Contact: Edwina Andrade, Reservations Manager. Grades: Preschool – 8th. Engaging activity-based, semester-long programs to enrich your child's out-of-school time. Explore science, engineering, technology and more: Growing a Scientist for ages 2 1/2 - 5 years with their adult companion(s); Science to Grow On for grades K-3; NEW: Engineering Investigators for grades 3-5; NEW: Tech Studio for grades 3-7; Home School Classes for grades K-8. Classes are now open for enrollment! Some classes begin in late Aug., others in Sept. Become a member and get fall program discounts, plus admission for an entire year! Details on Explora's Web site, explora.us. Invention STEAM/Maker Club, 3801 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Abq, NM 87110. Phone: 505-999-1962. Contact: Laurie Bloyer; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: inventiondimension.club; Ages: 2-12 years. Come join us at the only STEAM/MAKER club for children in Albuquerque! We offer an innovative and unique approach to learning. Our hands-on enrichment classes for children include "Adult and Me" classes for 2-6 years; afterschool club for 6-12 years; school break camps; homeschool enrichment in ABQ and Santa Fe; birthday parties; workshops; and family nights. Our unique program is delivered by a "Jill of all trades" and New Mexico state licensed teacher with highly effective honors and 15 years teaching experience. We teach essential life skills which will help your child succeed in school, in life, and in their careers. Come MAKE with us today! Mama's Minerals, 800 20th St. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-266-8443; Email: email@example.com. Ages: 4 and up. Free. Kids Rock! Geology – Contact: Kristen Jenson. This class introduces basic concepts of Geologic Time, the Rock Cycle, Types of Rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones!. Parents welcome. continued on page 42
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New Mexico Young Actors (Est. 1979) Fall Program 2017 Classes Starting Now! For Youth, Ages 9—19
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science’s Clay Science at the Museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Abq, NM 87104. Phone: 505-948-1615; Contact: Cirrelda Snider-Bryan; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: nmnaturalhistory.org/events/clay-science-museum-children-session-i-geologyclay. Ages: 6-12 years. Enrollment: 8 participants maximum; Cost: $75; $67.50 members; Mondays 3:30-5:30pm. Session I: Mondays, Geology of Clay Aug. 28Oct. 2. Session II: Mondays, Animal Stories Oct. 9-Nov. 13. Screen sedimentary deposits from the Fossil Washing Pit. Make slab vessels and learn about clay memory. Explore exhibits. Make clay musical instrument. Make tiles and masks from your personal animal stories. Six 2-hour classes meet every Monday afternoon. Glazing, firing, and all materials included. $10 suggested supply fee on donation basis, payable to instructor.
Voice, Dance, and Acting Instruction! Fall 2017 Productions: OZ! at the KiMo Theater, Nov. 7—12. Tickets: kimotickets.com or 768-3544
THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES at the N. 4th Theater, Dec. 2; on tour Nov. 27—Dec. 1. School Reservations: 821-8055; Tickets: holdmyticket.com www.nmyoungactors.org email@example.com; 821-8055
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Swimming Lobo Aquatic Club, University of New Mexico: Seidler Natatorium, Abq, NM 87131. Phone: 505-417-7807; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: swimlobo.com; Contact: Doug Forbes, Head Coach. New Mexico's most notable competitive swim team has been promoting and developing swimming for all ages and abilities for over a quarter century. The club currently has an agegroup division (ages: 6-18) and a masters division. Swimmers from the age of 6 to 85 years-old swim with us. We are sponsored by the University of New Mexico Swim Team and are a member of USA Swimming.
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ABC Wellness Clinic, 324 Adams SE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-266-6039; Contact: Mae Lynn Spahr; Web site: abcwellness.com. A safe alternative to Ritalin: Audio/Visual Stimulation is a drug-free treatment that can help persons with ADD/ADHD, as well as those suffering from headaches, migraines, head injury, some neurological disorders, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, insomnia and many other stress-related disorders.
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American Youth Soccer Organization, Abq, NM. Phone: 505-342-AYSO; Email: help@AYSO104.org; Web site: ayso104.org. Register for 16 games played in the fall & spring. Fee is $125 includes uniform, practice jersey, AYSO Night with UNM Men’s Soccer Team and more. For boys and girls, ages 4-18. Everyone plays. The American Youth Soccer Organization is a volunteer, non-profit program dedicated to providing children with a positive sports experience in a fun, safe, and fair environment. Volunteer Coaches and referees are offered training clinics to assist in developing your child’s knowledge of soccer and sportsmanship. We have a variety of programs VIP, rec, semi-competitive, and club level play. Needs based scholarships available. Lil’ Kickers at International Indoor Soccer Arena, 1311 Cuesta Arriba Ct. NE, Abq, NM 87113. Phone: 505-266-3653; Contact: Oscar; Email: email@example.com; Web site: internationalindoor.com. Ages: 18 months to 12 years old; Days/Hours: Monday - Saturday. Lil' Kickers, a strong foundation… for life. Lil’ Kickers is more than just a great soccer program for kids. Our balanced and creative approach to coaching will have a positive impact on your child that goes far beyond the soccer field. Our high-energy soccer classes are carefully designed to enhance your child’s overall growth and well-being. The result? Kids with strong physical skills, who are well-balanced and confident. And, we do all this while your child has the time of their life. Our enrollment of more than 237,000 children nationwide have a blast when they come through our doors. Find out why.
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Visit MamasMinerals.com/KidsClasses for a full class schedule. Field Trips, Contact: Amanda Rice Young – Hop into your magical school bus and travel back in time when you visit Mama's Minerals for your group's next field trip. Each field trip starts with a geology presentation that introduces basic concepts such as the rock cycle & Moh's hardness scale. Hold and examine dozens of specimens as you learn about them during this one hour presentation. Parents welcome. Every other Saturday from 10-11am. Class dates are Sept. 2 & 16, Oct. 7 & 21. Pre-registration required in-store or by phone. Mama's Mineral Field Trip Includes:· Geology Presentation,· Guided Tour of the store, Visit to our Fluorescent Minerals Room, Cracking Open Geodes, Free 24 million-year-old Shark Tooth, 15% Discount Card.
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, writ-
Albuquerque ing, mathematics, study skills, phonics and related areas, as well as SAT/ACT test preparation. The positive encouragement of our staff and certified teachers combined with individualized instruction based on our diagnostic testing, is what we believe sets us apart and continues to make our program a success. Fun To Read/Karma Tutoring Center, 526 Española St. NE, Abq, NM 87108. Phone: 505-256-9559; Contact: Sherri Hutchins, Director; Email: SHutch1990@aol.com; Web site: FunToReadTutor.com. Ages: K-Adult. Small groups or one-on-one. Pay what you can afford. Sign up now for Reading Classes at Karma Tutoring (pay what you can afford), afterschool and Saturday class schedules available. “Sing, Spell, Read and Write” is a nationally acclaimed, phonics based, total language arts program. Our program is affordable, fun, predictable and parent training is always included. One-hour sessions. Registration fee includes materials and testing. Pay monthly or weekly. Every child deserves to know how to read. Financial Aid Available. Suggested donation: $30-$40 per hour. Registration, Testing and material fee, $100. Tutor-Me, 5528 Eubank NE, Ste. 6, Abq, NM 87111. Phone: 505-307-4170; Contact: Sandra Akkad, Founder. Web site: mytutorme.com. Tutor-Me is a premier learning center that offers a hands-on approach when helping students. We stimulate & motivate while enriching and helping our students. Tutor-Me provides a safe, conducive, and nurturing environment. We specialize in grades K–12. We offer classes in Math, English, Science, standardized testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and more. We also have classes in Spanish, French and Arabic. We offer a free trial. Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mytutorme.
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