Lost Luckies

It’s all about the Benjamins.
It’s all about the Benjamins.

Xeric perennials, terrorism, solar power, El Prez and fine photographic art. It’s good to be alive and active here in Burque. (Santa, too!)

Save Freakin' Water!—And still have a beautiful garden. The High Country Gardens store is hosting a free 30-minute workshop, "Waterwise Landscaping with Xeric Perennials," at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24. The workshop will cover the basics about preparing the soil for xeric plants and how much water xeric plants need. 856-7641.

Combating Terrorism—The Humanist Society of New Mexico's Essay Contest Winner Mercy Berman will read her prize winning essay "A New Method for Combating Terrorism" on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at the UNM Law School, Room 2406. 821-8614.

Photo Auction—Collect fine photography while sipping martinis at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe during their Fifth Annual Photo Auction on Saturday, June 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers and is a fundraising event for the community-based nonprofit arts organization.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President—Our fine Commander-in-Chief is turning 60 on July 6, and artist Sheryl Oring wants to wish him a happy one by helping Americans across the nation send little bundles of birthday wishes during her Birthday Project. She'll be at the Flea Market at EXPO New Mexico this Sunday, June 25, taking diction via typewriter from anyone with a birthday message to El Prez. Hallmark's got nothing on this. Get more info about the project on NPR.

Solar Panel Field Trip—No school buses or sack lunches for this field trip. That is, unless you want them. The New Mexico Solar Energy Association is hosting an excursion to a home with a 10 kW wind generator located just 25 miles outside of Albuquerque. Meet at the southwest corner of the Smith's parking lot at Tramway and Central at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, to get into the carpool. It's open to all and free.