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Our Town 02 APR 2018

| April 02, 2018
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Pictured above: Albuquerque NM (Source: Business First)

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Spring is in the Air - ABQ Forecast

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Spring Cleaning

Let's be good citizens: Volunteer to help clean our trails and open space this spring.

Our beautiful parks, open spaces and trails are the common thread that pulls all of Albuquerque together.

The City of Albuquerque manages more than 170 miles of trails that link our valleys, bosque, urban areas, and foothill vistas.

You can volunteer to help care for and protect these resources by being a part of our Annual Spring Cleanup series.

VIEW DETAILS HERE

REMAINING CLEAN UPS:

  • Copper Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Copper Trailhead, 15000 Copper NE
  • Indian School Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Indian School Trailhead, at the Indian School Embudo Trailhead, end of Indian School NE
  • Menaul Volunteer Day - Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Menaul Picnic Area, 10817 Menaul NE
  • Piedra Lisa Volunteer – Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Piedra Lisa Trailhead, Camino De La Sierra NE 

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This Week's Quiz - Category: Geography

QUESTION:  Where is this?    (please circle the correct city below)

ANSWER:

  1. Ciudad Juarez
  2. Elkhart, IN
  3. Phoenix, AZ

Hint: Don't be confused by recent reports  regarding "Big Caravans"

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People Power

Curated by Humans of New Mexico, this exhibition opens the day before the annual Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Festival and features photo portraits and first person stories of everyday New Mexicans and their experiences in social movements.

The intent of the exhibition is to engage community in conversation about the ways social movements have shaped and defined New Mexico and the way New Mexicans have influenced social justice work beyond our state borders.

There is a rich tradition of social justice initiatives in New Mexico. These serve as unique case studies promoting grass-roots, distinctive solutions based on the philosophy of people power.

This exhibit is a community-wide effort to capture the complex issues that affect our communities and voice the everyday practices of resistance.”

OPENING RECEPTION:

This Friday, April 6th at 5:30 PM
History and Literary Arts Building
Exhibition Dates: April 6 – October 19, 2018

The exhibit at the National Hispanic Cultural Center will hang from April 6th - October 19th

It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about, engage in and absorb our state's rich history of  social activism

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They're Back - The Boys of Summer

SEASON OPENER: APRIL 6th!

  CLICK HERE for details

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Make This a Favorite 

CLICK HERE TO SAVE LINK:  Acess Albuquerque & Bernalillo County’s premier events calendar. 

It's a one-stop shop for everything arts, culture, sports, recreation, and dining.

So the next time you have out-of-town guests, or are wondering what might be something new and fun for the kids to do, or want to try a new spot to eat -

This is where you can find it all. I stumbled upon it exploring cabq.gov - something we all need to do: discover all the resources City Hall is making available to us in one spot (at long last. Thanks, Tim!!). 

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Use your words...

There's Art

Downtown, public arts scene helps ABQ top Sunset Magazine’s list of best places to live  READ ARTICLE

Through April 14: at 516 ARTS downtown - CATCH THIS BEFORE IT GOES:

     

  THROUGH JUNE 16TH at UNM Art Museum in Popejoy

"Meridel Rubenstein, Eden Turned on Its Side” is a major photographic artwork comprised of three parts: “Photosynthesis”, “Volcano Cycle”, and “Eden in Iraq”. The work is about human relationships to the environment on the scales of human time, geological time, and mythical time. “Photosynthesis focuses on the natural cycle of the seasons and our interdependence on trees for our existence, including the very air we breathe. “Volcano Cycle” documents the active volcanoes of the Indonesian Ring of Fire to consider ecological change on the non-human scale of deep, geological time. “Eden in Iraq” explores environmental devastation and renewal at the site of Biblical Eden in Southern Iraq." (UNM)

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And then there's:

Stay up to date:

Federal budget may yield funds for ART click here to view article  

ART project being reviewed by city click here to view article

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Who says Canadians aren't funny?

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The Last Word

Buckeye Wisdom and Presidential Hopeful?

 

(Note to Diary: Will history repeat itself? Remember Pat Buchanan and Ted Kennedy (and their 2nd term challenges to Bush and Carter)?

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