Alibi V.20 No.31 • Aug 4-10, 2011 
Midwives Melanie Yanke (left) and Abigail Lanin Eaves run Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center in the North Valley.

News Profile

Where Babies Come From

Midwife-run nonprofit births alternative for expectant mothers

Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center sits on a lush plot of land in the North Valley, set back from the road and abutted by agricultural plots. The sprawling center seems about as un-hospital-like as Abigail Lanin Eaves could make it.

Council Watch

Bring in the Feds

A jam-packed Council report with: APD, Darren White, electronic signs, car boots, Target and chile ristras
The canyon
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

A Damn Grand Canyon

And Flagstaff, where the craft brew flows freely

Our travel writer escapes New Mexico’s flames and hits up Flagstaff, Ariz., where the craft brew flows freely. Then she takes in the majesty of the Grand Canyon.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Apr 28)

Like a Phoenix

Annual Plant Sale

Browse various plants at reasonable prices. Proceeds support the educational efforts of the council of the Albuquerque Garden Center.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Apr 30)

Olly Olly Oxen Free

Epic Hide and Seek

A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, May 4)

Allies Unite!

Town Hall on Immigration

Discuss policies and the realities of immigration in N.M. and learn about opportunities to volunteer to support immigrant families.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, May 5)

The Big Five-Five

Cinco de Mayo

Performances from Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana and Mariachi Buenaventura with a presentation on the history of Cinco de May celebrations by Teresa Carpy from Consulado de Mexico en Albuquerque.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, May 7)

Travel Well and Arrive

New MeXpo

Over 50 destination booths, indoor and outdoor activities, live entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and more.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 13)

Youth of the Nation

Youth Engagement

Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.
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