Sunday, December 22
12:30pm – 1:30pm

To celebrate the Winter Solstice, Regina Ress, as well as Scott and Johanna Hongell-Darsee, bring winter tales and songs from around the world to the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC).  Join them in welcoming the light and a joyous new year.

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Call 897-8831 or see for more information.

Sunday, December 22
10:30am – 12:00pm

The Solstice Seed Mandala creation is an annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season. The seeds of the mandala serve to feed migratory songbirds and the mandala remains in place for about a week.

Participants contribute to the design and help to build the Mandala. The Mandala remains in place for about one week.

FREE. Call 897-8831 for more information.

Saturday, December 14
9:00am – 12:30pm

Trail Watch Volunteers are the eyes and ears of the Open Space Division,
reporting wildlife and visitor activities, maintenance needs, suspicious activity and other vital information occurring on the 30,000 acres of diverse lands the Division manages.

FREE.  To register, contact Dionne Epps at or call 897-8831.

Sunday, December 8 and 29
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Explore the mysteries of Chinese Qigong in a beautiful setting with instructor Marcy Pincus.

Minimum donation is $10.00. A portion benefits the Open Space Alliance. Space is limited. Please call 897-8831 to register.

Sunday, November 17

Join us for the Annual Food Swap, co-hosted by the Slow Food ABQ and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center.

Bring three to five homemade or homegrown food items like a loaf of bread, homemade jams, eggs from your backyard chickens, herbs, baked goods, soups, etc., to trade. Items must be made or grown by you.

This is a great way to diversify your pantry’s goodies by trading them for others.

Call 897-8831 for more information.

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