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The Kind of Hero We Need
Tuesday, May 3: Assistance Dogs of the West's 21st Annual Graduation Ceremony
By Megan Reneau [ Sun May 1 2016 10:00 AM ]
Dogs graduate to take on new roles within the judicial system, veterans' groups, the FBI, and help individuals with disabilities. Hosted by Ali McGraw.
The Daily Word in Climate, Opioids and Hover Bikes
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Apr 30 2016 2:28 PM ]
Now that you've got a break between semesters, you finally have some time to build yourself a hover bike like this guy.
A favorite food truck is moving indoors.
The rate of opioid overdoses is called a state of emergency by county commissioners.
The handling of police shootings are put in the spotlight for Santa Fe's DA race.
The DOJ released the findings from its investigations of UNM's handling of sexual assualt cases.
Winning is a Drag
Sunday, Apr 24: Drag Queen Bingo
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri Apr 29 2016 11:00 AM ]
Play bingo to benefit New Mexico AIDS Services.
UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1
Press Release [ Fri Apr 29 2016 10:00 AM ]
Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.
The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."
Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit [link].
Register Now for Arte Encantado 2016 Summer Program
Press Release [ Thu Apr 28 2016 1:00 PM ]
Applications are now being accepted for a unique summer program which emphasizes the interplay of art, music, science and ecology. Arte Encantado, for middle-school-aged students, takes place at the ABQ BioPark, Explora Science Center and Children's Museum, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Albuquerque Museum. Arte Encantado is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department.
Now in its fourth year, Arte Encantado has become a popular program for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades, with a variety of outdoor and indoor art and science activities being experienced during the week.
Among them, students will explore the Rio Grande and bosque, design solar-powered robots, create music from organic sources, compose poetry and learn about art and science connections. Teachers in the Arte Encantado program are professionals in their particular disciplines, and enjoy the opportunity to share their passion with students.
The program has a mission to increase access to the abundant educational, cultural and natural resources in Albuquerque.
Two one-week-long sessions are available with a maximum of 25 students each session. Session One is scheduled for June 13-17; Session Two is scheduled for June 20-24.
Arte Encantado sessions run Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and take place at different locations depending on that day's activities.
The cost is $35 per student with lunch and snacks included. Parents must be able to drop off and pick up their children at the daily specified session locations and times.
Online registration is available at cabq.gov/
The Daily Word in Republicans, Harry Potter and Vaginas
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 28 2016 11:33 AM ]
“uz tha debil” –John Boehner to Ted Cruz
I really enjoy Tina Fey but I don't understand how people can just call her perfect when she relies on socially acceptable racism so much.
And this is exactly why, out of all the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince is my favorite.
Kesha is recording again!
The next Vice President could be Tom Perez.
Another Doctors Without Borders hospital has been attacked.
This ancient treat fucks eeeeeverything up.
Former House Speaker and life-long sex offender Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to just 15 months in prison.
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Get With the Times
Saturday, Apr 30: Albuquerque Renaissance Faire
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Apr 28 2016 11:00 AM ]
Food, music, demonstrations, arts and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages.
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Thu Apr 28 2016 10:56 AM ]
This week we sit down with local comedian, "Fred" Hawkes, and out Arts/Lit Editor, Maggie Grimason, to talk about weird things in social cliques, odd news and Felicia Day!
Rise and Rezonate
Saturday, Apr 30: Rezilience Indigenous Arts Experience
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Apr 28 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn about Indigenous art processes. More than 60 Indigenous artists and art-related professionals representing the US, Canada and Latin America participate.
New Mexico Veterans' Memorial to Commemorate End of Vietnam War
Press Release [ Thu Apr 28 2016 9:44 AM ]
On Saturday, April 30 beginning at 10am the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial is hosting a special commemoration at which Veterans from all branches of service who served during that war will share their memories and stories of wartime. Others who served, or those who have non-combat memories they wish to share will be welcomed.
Forty one years ago Americans watched their televisions as reports of the fall of Saigon signaled the end of one of the most challenging military events in our history. April 30 is the 41st anniversary of the 1975 fall of Saigon that brought the war to its official end.
This year marks the 61st anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, although regular U.S. combat forces weren't deployed until 1965. Direct U.S. military involvement ended in 1973.
Following the presentation in the Rose Garden that features over 400 plantings, all of which have significance in honoring various military events and traditions, the event will move to the Visitors' Center where refreshments and displays will be available to further engage those attending. A moment of silence will honor those fallen who are featured on the New Mexico Vietnam Wall.
Attendees may also visit the Vietnam War Monument that depicts a soldier saying goodbye to his comrade and buddy.
Special invitees to the commemoration are our Albuquerque Vietnamese neighbors. Bring the whole family to honor, learn and share in a day of memories and healing.
The program is co-sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and NM Veterans' Memorial Foundation.
New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Park is located at 1100 Louisiana SE and is managed by the City of Albuquerque. For more information on events and activities, please visit CultureABQ.com, or call 311.
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