V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
News Pill bills get no love from the Legislature The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse. Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them. Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of overdose deaths .
Roundhouse 2012 A Real Pill Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session. Kids Big Bubble Circus Friday, June 22: 10:30-11:30am Ernie Pyle Library
Jim Jackson brings a hilarious mix of circus magic and buffoonery with soap bubbles in every size and form.
Photo by Eric Tillinghast Art Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry Friday, June 22: 11am-4pm Richard Levy Gallery
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
Kids Rock Star Monster Magnets Friday, June 22: 3-4pm West Gate Heights Library
Make colorful magnets to bring a smile to the fridge. For kids 9 to 12. Registration required.
Kids Music Mosaic Friday, June 22: 3-4pm Tony Hillerman Library
Make a marvelous musical mosaic. For ages 9 to 12. Registration required.
Food Grand Tasting Friday, June 22: 6-9pm Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
More than 30 wineries pour over 100 wines with local restaurants cooking up perfect complements for your culinary pleasure, as part of Vintage Albuquerque.
Wellness Summer Kickoff Zumba Friday, June 22: 7-8:30pm Sabrina's Z CREW Fitness
Bring summer props and wear beach attire as ZJ Izzy emcee's a challenging class.
Words Poetry For A Cause Friday, June 22: 7-9pm 700 2nd Apartments Community Room
Featuring a poetry slam competition, open mic and music to benefit Supportive Housing Coalition's homelessness and housing programs. Register as a slam competitor, vendor or attendee.
Learn Short Story-A-Thon Friday, June 22: 7-9pm Fatpipe
Do all the hard work of creating a short story, including editing and submit it to Kindle.
Food Vintage Albuquerque Wine and Food Fiesta Saturday, June 23: 6-2pm Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm
A collection of colorful events over four days, with dinners, seminars, galas, auctions, tastings and more, benefiting kids. Runs through 6/24.
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