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* Bosque WildBosque Wild

Time: 7:00 am

Guided Nature Walk - Join our naturalists for a walk into the riverside forest. Space is limited. Registration is encouraged. Free. 879-8831

* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

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* Calligraphy WorkshopCalligraphy Workshop

Time: 12:00 pm


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* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

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* OSA Board MtgOSA Board Mtg

Time: 5:00 pm

3rd Wednesday of Month at Visitor Center. Board meetings are open to the public. We encourage you to join us.

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* Full Moon Concert SeriesFull Moon Concert Series

Time: 7:00 pm


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* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

* Medicinal Plants of Rio GrandeMedicinal Plants of Rio Grande

Time: 9:00 am


* Taoist QiGong ClassTaoist QiGong Class

Time: 3:30 pm


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* Lions and Hikers and BearsLions and Hikers and Bears

Time: 10:00 am


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* Yoga with a ViewYoga with a View

Time: 9:00 am

Yoga class at the Visitor Center, 30% of the $15 class fee is a donation to the Open Space Alliance

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Saturday, August 27
10:00am – 11:00am

Hiking in Open Space and the adjoining Cibola National Forest is a great way to enjoy the summer and to reconnect with your wild side. Though it’s always a treat to see some of the forest’s large predators in their natural environment it’s always wise to practice common sense safety tips. Come learn and share some of the tips with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, Daryl Ratajczak as he teaches us about bear and cougar behavior and what you should do to stay safe while visiting their home.

FREE! Please register at 897-8831

Sunday, August 21
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.

Suggested donation of $15.

Sunday, August 21
9:00am – 11:00am

Join Veronica Iglesias, MA, for an informative discussion on Curanderismo. Food, medicine and company – the Plants of the Rio Grande valley.

FREE! Register with Bill Pentler at 452-5222

Friday, August 19
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Our very popular Full Moon Concert Series returns. The series begins with a bang as Jeez LaWeez takes the patio this month.

The Tumbleweeds roll in on September 17th–the icing on the cake of our Tenth Anniversary celebration. Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos close out the series in style on October 15th.

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Saturday, August 13
12:00pm – 4:30pm

Join the Open Space Visitor Center for this unique program as we host Albuquerque’s Calligraphy Society Escribiente and local poets in celebration of mid-summer!

Calligraphers from Escribiente will demonstrate how to make “weathergrams,” a unique form of nature poetry intended to be displayed outdoors. Just before the event, Escribiente calligraphers will hang over 100 weathergrams on trees around the Visitor Center grounds as a temporary art installation. The weathergrams will be on display throughout the summer months.

Calligrapher Lloyd Reynolds first started making weathergrams or “weather writings” in the 1960s. Based loosely on the ideas of Japanese haiku, he defined the weathergram poem as “a sudden insight—10 words or less … the subject matter should be seasonal, and the resulting vertical flag, preferably made of brown paper, should be hung on a tree branch between Solstice and Equinox.

To top off the day’s celebration, join us for a special presentation of poetry from 3:00–4:30pm with local poet Dale Harris. You may also read your own nature-themed poetry the day of the event.

Please Note: Registration is required to participate in the calligraphy workshop and the poetry reading. Space is limited.

Program of events:
Noon–3pm: Weathergram demonstrations by Escribiente (in the Lobby)
12:30–1:00pm: The Origin of “Open Stories.” Artist Chris Meyer, featured in the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery, will talk about the many narratives and stories intrinsic in his imaginative and original art exhibit Open Stories: Finding Art in All the Right Places. (Kiva Room). Open Stories will be on display at the Visitor Center through August 28th, 2016.
1:30–2:30pm: Calligraphy workshop by Beth House of Escribiente (Kiva Room)
• The workshop is limited to 20 people aged 10-100
• RSVP required. Call 897-8831 to register
3:00–4:30pm: Open Mic Poetry Reading (in the Kiva Room)
• The reading will feature poet Dale Harris, other talented local poets, and YOU! Read your own nature-themed or Open Space themed poems! Please register to participate in the reading at 897-8831. Limit 10 poets.

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