3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Taoist Water Method is a Qigong form that has many health benefits. It provides mental clarity, loosens the muscles and builds power, strengthens the organs, improves cardio-pulmonary function, strengthens the nerves, improves vascular function, helps to prevent injury to joints, ligaments and bones, eases stress, balances emotions and builds athletic and martial arts power.
Qigong exercises are safe for all ages. Unlike Tai Chi, Qigong doesn’t require memorization of a lot of movements. This introduction will go over the basic alignments to increase qi through the body.
10:30am – 12:00pm
Celebrate the Fall Equinox with the Open Space Visitor Center. Permaculturist Michael Reed of La Orilla Farm will present a workshop on permaculture concepts as they relate to the autumn months. Participants will also help with a seed planting project to help the regeneration of a two-acre agricultural site in our continuing effort to create a permaculture educational site and wildlife habitat.
Michael Reed is a Permaculture instructor and farmer in the South Valley in Albuquerque. His background includes three terms as president of the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association, dedicated educator, founding member of the Save New Mexico Seeds Coalition and is part of a collaborative effort to collect and cultivate heirloom and adapted fruits, nuts, berries and perennials that can thrive in New Mexico’s challenging environment.
9:00am – 4:00pm
A full-day event with fun for the entire family, celebrating ten years of connecting people to place.
Schedule of Activities:
- ON-GOING throughout the day: “Undercurrents” art exhibit in the Open Space Gallery and a photography exhibit by Bill Pentler in the lobby, food truck fare for purchase, family-friendly crafts and activities, Puppet Playhouse by Sunny Birkland and Friends
- 9am-10am: Piedras Marcadas Pueblo Tour presented by Dr. Matthew Schmader
(The tour requires registration. Call 897-8831)
- Live Music on the patio—FREE:
Coro de Coronado (Latin Folklorico), 10am-11:00am
Pawn Drive (Americana), 12:00pm-1:30pm
Last Call (Jazz), 2:30pm-4:00pm
The Tumbleweeds (Western), 7:00pm-9:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Back by popular demand, Daryl Ratajczak, Wildlife Biologist, will present this fascinating lecture on the intricacies of the food web. The food web consists of many levels of organisms from producers to herbivores to predators. Learn how the slightest of alterations to this precious web can upset the balance of all within and literally change entire landscapes.
FREE! Call (505) 897-8831 to register. Space is limited.