V.21 No.30 | 7/26/2012
News Chop up the city Councilor Isaac Benton’s district was annihilated after February’s redistricting. The region he represents includes the University area, Downtown and Barelas. With the new plan, those will be split up and tacked onto other districts, while the Westside gains a Council seat. The vote for this plan happened, as usual, along party lines. Democrat councilors oppose it, saying minority representation in the city will be diluted. So Benton’s come up with another plan. Why not increase the number of districts? The issue should be considered by the Council on Aug. 6 when meetings resume after summer break.
V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012
Council Watch Core Dissection District 3—UNM, Downtown, Barelas—has been carved up, with pieces tacked onto neighboring districts. The move lumps most of the city’s federally designated “pockets of poverty” into one district. Kids A House for Me: Exterior Design Tuesday, July 25: 2-3pm Juan Tabo Public Library
Kids 9-12 learn the basics of exterior design from a practicing architect, then create their own dream house. All materials provided. Registration required.
Kids Build A Better World Tuesday, July 25: 2-3pm North Valley Public Library
Sarah Malone shares a range of stories from around the world in a fast paced, interactive and fun program with plenty of audience participation.
Kids Build a Better Paper Glider Tuesday, July 25: 3-5pm Taylor Ranch Library
Aerodynamic principles are put to the test with three different plane designs that dash, glide and loop. Registration required.
Kids Live Music Tuesday, July 25: 3-4pm South Valley Public Library
Award-winning New Mexican musician Andy Mason performs original, interactive, educational, bilingual and fun music.
Music Open Mic Tuesday, July 25: 6-10pm Blue Grasshopper Brew Pub Taproom Learn Energy Storage Update Tuesday, July 25: 6-7:30pm North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
Jim DesJardins discusses the status of energy storage followed Teresa Johansen goes over Road Runner Food Bank's recent new battery system installation to save energy.
Sports • Outdoor Night Walk Tuesday, July 25: 7-9pm ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
A guided tour through the garden in search of night-blooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators.
Film Albuquerque Jewish Film Fest: Body and Soul Tuesday, July 25: 7-10pm Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
Learn about the early performance history of the jazz standard
Body and Soul, one of the most recorded songs in the jazz repertoire and how that relates to the relationships between African Americans and American Jews. • Salsa Dance Party 7.29.2017