Welcome to the Open Space Alliance

The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.

Saturday, October 20
9:30am – noon

Accept the challenge of gardening in a high desert which is in severe drought. Learn  how to drought-proof and improve fertility of local garden soils. The importance of organic matter, compost, mulches and green manure cropping will be discussed.

Presented by the BernCo Extension Master Composters Association. Instructor: John Zarola.

FREE. Space is limited. To register, call 505-897-8831 or send email to register@nmcomposters.org.

Saturday, October 27
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Roger Jameson and the Jaded Heart Band features the signature nostalgia-inducing folk-country-rock songs of singer-songwriter Roger Jameson and the uniquely warm and textured sounds of Alicia Ultan (also of Bébé La La) on viola, plus Dave Williams on keyboard and saxophone, Mike Fox on bass, and Rick Crouse on drums.

Food will be available from a local food truck, or you can bring your own feast! There’s fun for the whole family.

FREE. Call 897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace for more details.

Sunday, October 28
1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Kiddos and their families are invited to come dressed in your Halloween best and learn about the not-so-spooky critters of the Rio Grande’s bosque ecosystem.  Participants will
receive a “passport” to be stamped while exploring the Visitor Center and meeting volunteers dressed as local plants and animals from the bosque. The passport can then be turned in for a special prize!

This interactive event is fun for the whole family and includes “Boosque”-themed arts and crafts, snacks, and more!

FREE. Call 897-8831 for details.

Sunday, October 28
2:00pm – 3:15pm

Circling Hands qigong: this is a qigong set where you stand in place doing a circle both with the hands and the body. The movements are designed to move fluids and Qi in the body which can help with the effects of aging and energizes the body.

Instructor: Marcy Pincus. Class fee is a suggested $5.00 donation. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance.

Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

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