Pictured above: Flooding in Lumberton, NC [Source:The New York Times]
THIS WEEK'S WEATHER OR NOT
The Final Presidential Debate
Let's hope this final debate focuses on policy and the issues that we long to hear discussed.
STUFF TO CONSIDER:
20 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY
BERN.CO.Voting Centers: CLICK HERE for My Voter Information
EARLY VOTING: OCT 11-NOV 5 SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS OPTION
PLEASE READ THIS:
Your election ballot will take you 20-30 minutes to fill out, if you haven't done your homework beforehand. It is strongly recommended that 1) you vote - this is a crucial presidential election and 2) you vote early.
There are over 500 ballot types in Bernalillo County, and each sample ballot is specific to the voter’s precinct. To view your sample ballot, CLICK HERE then enter your name as it appears on your voter registration form and your full date of birth. When the information comes up, scroll down for an option to view your own sample ballot.
For your SAMPLE BALLOT, look for:
UNTIL SATURDAY, 1500 LOMAS ONLY
Early voting begins at our Clerk’s Annex ONLY on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and runs through Saturday, Nov, 5, 2016 Hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Clerk’s Annex is located at 1500 Lomas Blvd. NW.
AFTER SATURDAY, 18 LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING
Early voting begins at all of our other 18 locations on Saturday, Oct. 22 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS
You could be sick, your car might not start, something could come up at work to delay you, the lines at your precinct might be interminable, and quite frankly, your voting experience could be very unpleasant and/or disruptive this year. If it is important to you to make your vote count, make it easier for it to be counted:VOTE EARLY.
ELECTION DAY is TUES, NOV 8TH: Polls will be open from 7:00AM until 7:00PM.
If you are in line at your voting location by 7PM, you'll be allowed to vote.
FROM THE STUMP:
Allegations of sexual assault, Wikileaks, claims of election rigging*, "locker room banter", xenophobia, misogyny, racism, blocking Supreme Court picks, immigrant bashing...
WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS
You can make a difference - please vote
Even the Canadians think so:
CLICK HERE - You're Great, America
STAY CURRENT & LOCAL:
WHAT TO DO IN THE DUKE CITY?
WHEN: October 15, 2016 - January 7, 2017
TIME: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm
"In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception including: environmentalism/land-based art, street art, new media art that intersects with science and technology, public art and socially engaged projects. The off-site art projects around the city are presented as points of access to contemporary art that connect back to the exhibition at 516 ARTS in Downtown Albuquerque. By bringing 516 ARTS out to other parts of the city, this exhibition spreads awareness about the urban core and its connectivity to the rest of the city." -516 ARTS
For more information and directions: Click here for event website
Reward yourself for all those long hot summer days in the sun, with crisp air, picturesque landscape, and lots of fun! Join us for family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable bike rides (12, 26, 54, 64, 80, 100) The 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!
Whichever path you choose, all participants will enjoy a Sunday pre-event motivation gathering, a post-ride celebration, courses full of music, entertainment, themed recharge zones and crazy contests. Costumes are encouraged but not required; we will be awarding prizes for the best human costumes and best bike costumes. So! If you like dressing up in costume, putting on face paint or wigs, come join us as your favorite witch, ghost, goblin or monster. Participation ensures a ghoulish-good time!
Come join the fun and show your support for Pegasus Legal Services for Children
For event website: CLICK HERE
MAZE IN THE MAIZE - OCT 1 THROUGH NOV 1
The corn maze at Los Poblanos Fields
Los Poblanos Fields Open Space
1701 Montaño NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
CLICK HERE for details
ONGOING THROUGH OCTOBER 30TH: Disney's The Lion King
For tickets, please click here: POPEJOY HALL TIX
(Below, please click on link to the right of topic)
LOBO LAND - The Lobos Schedule
THE BOYS OF SUMMER - The Isotopes Schedule
STAYING HEALTHY - RunFit Events
WHAT'S COOKING - edible: Santa Fe/ Albuquerque/Taos
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Great bedside reading and here's their website, to give you a taste of the amazing blog that produced the book. I kept forgetting about this until my sister was kind enough to bring it as a house present last week (Thank you, Phoebe). Check it out - you'll probably want to move it from your bed table if you value sleep....
At THE GUILD: WED ONLY
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Director Werner Herzog explores the Internet's impact on human interaction in this wide-ranging documentary. Segments include a look at self-driving cars, a profile of people addicted to the Internet, and an interview with inventor Elon Musk. ~
2 seasons available on NETFLIX: Character-driven drama follows the stories of a few Swedes who leave the cold and snow of the Scandinavian winter behind, and head for the warm, sandy beaches of Thailand. Each has their own reason, their own dream, for jetting off, and most of us can recognize and/or relate to them.
IT'S ABOUT THE JOURNEY - this week's vacation pick
SANIBEL AND CAPTIVA ISLANDS, FLORIDA
AIRPORT: FT MYERS
WHERE TO STAY: SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT (WEBSITE) and CASA YBEL (WEBSITE)
WHERE TO EAT: Thistle Lodge Inn, Sweet Melissa's, Over Easy Cafe, Doc Ford's, RC Otter's
DAY TRIPS: The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (Website), Ft Myers is Spring Training for both the Red Sox and The Twins, or just beachcomb...
Details: CLICK HERE
NAVY AND WHITE FISH DRIFTWOOD TRAY - $110
These trays are made from genuine driftwood, measuring 12″ x 18″ with galvanized dock cleats for handles.
The Fish Rubbing Process
Gyotaku is the Japanese art of making fish prints (ORIGINALLY on delicate rice paper). This artform reproduces the exact features and characteristics of actual, individual fish. In Japanese, "gyo" translates to "fish" and "taku" translates to "stone rubbing" which refers to the technique of fish rubbing. Gyotaku began in Japan or China in the early 1800s as a means to measure and record a commercial fisherman's catch.
For more information: click here
NOTE TO DIARY: NOV 6TH
24TH ANNUAL SOUTH VALLEY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS MARIGOLD PARADE AND CELEBRATION
November 6, 2016
Location: Barelas/South Valley
Centro Familiar and Isleta, Albuquerque, NM