9:00am – 10:30am
Join us for a guided birding hike with Sara Jayne Cole of the Central New Mexico Audubon Society (CNMAS). Learn about birds in Albuquerque’s stretch of the Middle Rio Grande Valley, with a particular focus on those birds that winter in the area.
Meet at 9:00am in the main OSVC parking lot. It will be a one-mile walk appropriate for all fitness levels. Bring water and dress for the weather.
3:30pm – 4:30pm
The Taoist Water Method Qigong is a gentle martial art that 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 and balances emotions; and builds athletic and martial arts power. Qigong exercises are safe for all ages.
Instructor: Marcy Pincus. Suggested donation. See instructor for details.
Register at 897-8831.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Health and Energy in Seven Simple Movements with Instructor Marcy Pincus, Energy Arts@ Certified Instructor. Dragon and Tiger (D&T) is useful in easing the pain of chronic illness and helping cancer patients build energy after radiation and chemo treatments. It can be done while sitting, lying, and/or standing.
Call 897-8831 to register.
11:00am – 1:00pm
A mandala is an integrated structure, organized around a unifying center: Longchenpa. The Winter Solstice Seed Mandala creation is an annual community art-making event to celebrate the coming of the winter season.
Each December, the Open Space Visitor Center hosts the creation of a Mandala made of different kinds of grains and seeds which can be eaten by birds, composted or can quickly biodegrade. Volunteers contribute to the design and help to build the Mandala. The seeds serve to feed migratory birds such as Canada geese and Sandhill cranes. The Mandala remains visible for about one week before returning to nature.
The event is FREE! and is open to all ages. Please call 897-8831 for more information.
The Open Space Gift Shop will be open for this event from 11:00am – 2:00pm.