NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS
You are Invited to Attend Civic Skills Workshops Focus on Planning, Zoning and Community Organizing!
Join us for some Civic Skills Workshops this month, focused on Planning, Zoning, & Organizing: The Place-Building Toolkit. A comprehensive overview of the development of the City of Albuquerque and how planning and neighborhood development was established is a key part of this fascinating event, and we encourage you to attend! This event is a collaboration between the Office of Neighborhood Coordination, the Planning Department, and Common Ground ABQ, a McCune Foundation-funded program using an equity lens to strengthen the relationship between the City of Albuquerque, local organizations, and underserved communities. Upcoming workshops are listed below:
· Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m., César Chávez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE
· Wednesday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m., Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette NW (NOTE: workshop time is updated from last week)
· Thursday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m., West Mesa Community Center, 5500 Glenrio NW
Free activities for kids 6 and older are available, and there will be light refreshments available as well! To learn more and to RSVP for these workshops, visit: https://abc-zone.com/ido-trainings
REMINDER: Graduation Week for Albuquerque Public Schools!
Congratulations to all our Albuquerque high school graduates! Remember that graduations are taking place the week of May 13 – 17, so expect heavier traffic in areas like Tingley Coliseum at EXPO New Mexico and Berna Facio Professional Development Complex, and either avoid the areas or if you are attending a graduation ceremony, plan to arrive extra early. To learn more about 2019 APS graduations, visit: https://www.aps.edu/schools/graduation/graduations
Volunteers Needed for 2019 National Senior Games Presented by Humana
Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer experience? The National Senior Games, Presented by Humana, are coming to Albuquerque June 14 – 25, and volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. If you want to be part of this exciting opportunity, visit: www.nsga.com/volunteer or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Policing Council Meetings This Week
· Northeast Area Command CPC, Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
· Northwest Area Command CPC, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.
· Southeast Area CPC, Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m.
All of the CPCs are open to the public, and encourage all residents to attend, participate, and join! For a complete listing of CPC meeting dates, times and locations, as well as information on applying to serve on a CPC, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council
Swarm Season is Here and Bees are House Hunting in ‘Burque!
If you’ve ever had a swarm of bees during April and May, it’s not surprising because these months are prime bee swarm season in Albuquerque. With Albuquerque designated as a Bee City USA affiliate back in 2016, we encourage residents to learn more about these vital parts of our planet and help them thrive. After all, their pollination is responsible for every third bite of food we eat so let’s keep them safe. To learn more about what the City is doing to safekeep bees, and what you can do to help, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/news/swarm-season-bees-are-house-hunting
Tarde de Oro Musical Production Celebrates New Mexico Culture Through Dance and Music!
You are cordially invited to attend the Tarde de Oro Musical Production taking place Thursday, May 16 at the KIMO Theater, 423 Central NW, at 1:00 p.m. This free event showcases the rich and unique heritage of New Mexico through dance and music, and will feature artists such as: Ballet en Fuego, Freddie Chavez and Sal Garcia, Las Bailarinas de Oro, and much more. To learn more, contact Frances Lujan at (505) 836-7579 or e-mail: email@example.com
Scam Alert for Neighborhood Associations – Be Aware!
The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) was recently alerted by one of its neighborhood associations of an attempted scam, in which fake board member e-mail addresses were used to fraudulently request money be transferred by other board members. Please be cautious when receiving e-mail requests for any type of money transfer, and confirm in person with the individual making the request. If you find that the e-mail request is a hoax, report it immediately to the Albuquerque Police Department by making an online report at: https://www.cabq.gov/police/police-reports or reporting it directly to your Area Command.
Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town
· Wells Park, Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m., Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· Santa Barbara Martineztown, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Los Duranes, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· South Broadway, Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· Westgate Heights, Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m., Westgate Community Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
Paws and Claws Family Festival Coming Up This Saturday
Got furry pals at home? Take them and the family to the Paws and Claws Festival, hosted by the Bernalillo County Animal Care & Resource Center, this Saturday, May 18 between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be food trucks, animal artisan craft vendors, animal demonstrations, pet-friendly businesses, face painting, and much more! This free event is open to the public so join in the fun! Learn more at:www.bernco.gov/animal-care-services/paws-and-claws.aspxCo
CiQlovia Planning Meeting Invites Potential Vendors and Participants
CiQlovia is coming in October and now is your chance to become involved! This popular community event, taking place Sunday, October 20 in the International District, promotes the benefits of bicycling, walking and multimodal transport with fun events, and more. If you’re interested in participating, attend the planning meeting happening Tuesday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.at the Presbyterian Center for Community Health, 8120 Constitution Place, Suite 120. Visit www.abqciqlovia.org to learn more.
Third Thursday at Albuquerque Museum Offers Free Family Fun!
This Thursday, May 16 is Third Thursday at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW. This monthly free event is open to the public, is family-friendly, and always offers fun and unique events like yoga, arts and crafts, and live music, this week by the great local band Lone Piñon. Food and drink are available for purchase. To learn more about Third Thursday, visit:https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum/events/3rd-thursdays-at-albuquerque-museum
Neighborly Tip of the Week
Are there senior citizens in your neighborhood? Why not get to know them and see if there’s anything you can do to help them? Seniors often have mobility issues or may not have dependable transportation, so offer to help pull weeds, take their trash to the curb on collection day, take them to the grocery store, or even just leave them a note with your telephone number. Sometimes knowing there is someone to call is all the help folks need!