November 16 & 17
The signal that marks the end of summer sounds a little like the blow of many trumpets high in the sky above us. It is the sound of Sandhill Cranes migrating to their wintering grounds in the Middle Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Not just a season for Sandhill cranes, other species of wintering birds can be seen in the Albuquerque area as well. On November 16 & 17, come to the Open Space Visitor Center and take part in FREE programs that honor the winter migratory season during the Return of the Cranes Celebration.
November 2nd – December 29th
Connected Webs is an exhibit of weavings that illustrate the connections among plant, animal, people and place. The Weavers of Las Aranas Tapestry Study Group draw from the lands of the Southwest for their hand-dyed colors, hand-spun threads and the woven patterns.
It’s fall again, and time for the Rio Grande Community Farm’s 2013 Fall Festival & Maize Maze! The city’s non-profit partner farms Los Poblanos fields, part of the 366 acres of Open Space’s farmlands. They have all sorts of fun lined up, From pumpkin games and activities (with prizes) and getting dirty on the farm, you name it- they’ve got it!
Until very recently, Los Poblanos fields was looking like it would not deliver the Maze that Burquenos expect every year. A happy surprise was a decent little pathway through the sorghum. Come out and experience the Maze in ways you’ve never done before. Note the other October events as well:
The Rio Grande Community Farm is located at 1701 Montano Road NW, about 1 mile west of Fourth Street on Montano. Free parking is available by turning north on Tierra Viva. Park in the gravel lot to the left.
A Celebration of the Rio Grande
Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Durand Open Space
4812 Isleta Blvd, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Please arrive promptly at 8:30am to sign in and enjoy refreshments provided our generous sponsors. Parking is limited so PLEASE CARPOOL!
- A variety of conservation activities such as revegetation, trail work, and trash pickup.
- There will be activities appropriate for all ages, from trail work to trash pickup.
At the end of the event, make sure to stick around for a fabulous prize drawing!
Bring: Gloves, sun protection, plenty of water. Free snacks will be provided during morning sign in.
Please logon to www.rei.com/albuquerque or call 247-1191 to register. The first 80 people to pre-register will receive a free t-shirt the day of the event, courtesy of REI!
Organize your own bosque cleanup:
Do you live near the bosque? Or do you have a favorite area near the river? Organize your own clean up the day of the event. Open Space will provide trash bags and haul off the collected trash. Call 452-5216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your group for your own cleanup.
Saturday, October 26th
1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 Fee
Join us for a creative as well as meditative process in which students make a collage and are introduced to techniques for drawing out stories and wisdom from it. Dante Jericho, Instructor
Booksigning & Slideshow
Sunday, October 20th 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Author Doug Scott See a sample at:www.dougscottart.com
Movie Matinees:Every Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Thursday, October 10th
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn the science and fun of how discarded materials can be recycled into soil amendment. Presented by the instructors of Master Composters, Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension http://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu/mastercomposter/More info here
Oct. 6 – Making Wax Products
This will be the Backyard Beekeeping Series rather than the certificate course, as there will be no hive removal or queen raising class. The cost for the whole series is $275 or $60 per class on a drop-in basis.
The classes will be held from 12 – 5 and people can register on our website.
Sundays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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