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Announcements for the Week of May 7, 2012
May 10, 2012
Retirement Reception for Asst. Supt. Diego Gallegos is May 24: A public reception for retiring Asst. Supt. Dr. Diego Gallegos is set for 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 24, in the Rio Grande Conference Room at the APS Building, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. Those attending are invited to bring a photo or memento to share as part of timeline marking Dr. Gallegos more than 30 years with Albuquerque Public Schools.
Public Meetings for Rio Metro Transportation Plan Update Set for May 10: The Rio Metro Regional Transit District will hold public meetings to discuss their Short Range Plan for future Rail Runner and bus transit service. Meetings are 4:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 6:45 p.m., May 10, Alvarado Transportation Center, 1st & Central; in Valencia County, 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7 p.m., May 16, Los Lunas Transportation Center, 101 Courthouse Road; and in Sandoval County, 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m., and 7 p.m., May 17, US 550 Rail Runner Station, 400 Station Street, Bernalillo. For more information, visit www.riometro.org or call 724‐3651. Comment deadline is Wednesday, May 30.
Guided Tour of the Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Site Is Saturday: Matt Schmader will examine the current state of knowledge and retrospectives about the man and his famed expedition in “Thundersticks and Coats of Iron - Coronado’ Impact on a Local Ancient Pueblo.” A guided tour of a recently investigated Coronado site will follow. The event is free and is set to take place at 10 a.m., May 12 at The Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW (between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.). For more information, call 897-8831 or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html.
Coronado Expedition Subject of Lecture: Coronado scholars Richard and Shirley Flint will outline the major events of the Coronado expedition through a series of paintings that are the result of a collaboration between Coyote, NM artist, Douglas Johnson, and the Flints. The Flints also will highlight details of the story that their research has brought to light. The event is free and is set to take place at 2 p.m., May 13 at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW (between Montaño Rd. and Paseo del Norte at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd.). For more information, call 897-8831 or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html.
Del Note High School to Host Alumni Event: The Del Norte community will celebrate the many fond memories that were created at the old Castle and tour the new building June 7, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Music, refreshments and memories will be served. Alumni are invited to join the celebration with the Del Norte community the exciting transition taking place. For questions, e-mail Martha Wilson Peercy, class of ’66, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNM Book Club Launches June 12: The UNM Art Museum Book Club will start meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at the museum. The first book is Rebecca Solnit’s River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. For more information call the museum at 277-4001.
Project WET Workshop set for June 13: The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority will hold a Project WET Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the BEMP classroom at Bosque School for teachers who are looking for ways to enrich next year’s curriculum with hands-on science, math, and language arts activities. Sandia Labs has purchased the guides so there is no cost associated with the workshop – snacks and lunch are also provided. For more information, visit http://www.abcwua.org/education/educators_ProjectWet.html or call Sharon Sivinski at 768-3245.
Children’s Brain/Body Balancing Workshop: Marcia Lee will present a workshop entitled “Children’s Brain/Body Balancing” for teachers and parents from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., June 16, at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE (north of Central). The workshop focuses on using simple movements to help children focus, feel calm, self-regulate, and become better students. Register before June 1 to receive a $20 discount; there is also a discount for bringing a parent partner. Cost includes manual and snack and workshop is eligible for six CEUs through NM Trainer Registry. Social workers may use CEUs as Self-Selected Hours. To register, call 949-468-9841 or e‑mail email@example.com. For more information, visit solutionswithoutdrugs.com.
Solar Eclipse Event is May 20: Bernalillo County and the Albuquerque Astronomical Society are hosting viewing of the solar eclipse beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the county’s Regional Recreation Complex, 5601 University Blvd. SE (near the Hard Rock Pavilion, south of the airport). The free event will feature presentations by the astronomical society, rocket making with the Albq. Rocketry Society, and making of pinhole cameras and protective glasses to view the event with the Mountain View Community Center. The eclipse is expected to begin at 6:28 p.m. For more information call the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Dept. at 314-0400 or 314-0416.
Museum Offering Summer Science Camps for Grades K-8: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science offers summer science camps for elementary and middle school age students during July and August. Camps vary in activities and cost according to age group. Members receive a 10 percent discount. For more information and to register, visit http://nmnaturalhistory.org/duplicate-of-young-explorers-summer-camp.html or e-mail programs.NMMNHS@state.nm.us. The museum is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW.
National Hispanic Youth Research & Leadership Program set for July: The UNM National Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program focuses on providing educational opportunities/careers in STEM fields to the Hispanic community. Program dates are July 2 – 14. Students work in teams and present on case study topics to complete the program. To download an application, visit http://ceop.unm.edu/cpp/summer/. For best consideration apply by May 25. Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, exhibit leadership traits and a commitment to public service, and demonstrate an interest in learning about STEM fields to be eligible or more Information, call Joe Velasquez at 202-487-0031 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Applications Available: Juniors can begin applying for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council Scholarship which offers $1,000 to students planning to enter college in fall 2013. Applications are available at www.mlkmc.com. To be eligible, students must complete an application form, submit an official transcript, a photograph of themselves, three letters of reference and an essay on Dr. King. Applications should be mailed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council at P.O. 40306, Albuquerque, NM 87196, by Sept. 3, 2012. For more information, contact Jewel Hall at 994-2336 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Lobo Junior Golf Camp Coming in June: UNM Golf coaches Glen Millican, Brian Kortan, Jill Trujillo and Becky Dover present the Lobo Junior Golf Camp, June 4-7 and June 11-14, at the UNM Championship Golf Course. Cost for each four-day session is $150 per student. For more information visit: www.lobojuniorgolfcamp.com.
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