Block Captain Conference Promotes Neighborhood Safety

The Block Captain Annual Spring Conference takes place Saturday, April 20, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Roger A. Hoisington Memorial Police Training Academy, 5412 2nd St. NW. This bi-annual event encourages block captains to meet with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) to discuss neighborhood safety, benefits of a neighborhood watch program, and other safety-related issues. To learn more about this event, contact Laura Kuehn at:


Child Development Programs Encourage Early Enrollment

Did you know that the City’s Family and Community Services Department (FCS) offers 25 child development centers in neighborhoods around town? These programs usually fill up quickly, so FCS encourages parents to enroll their kids early. Early Head Start, Early NM Pre-K, NM Pre-K and pre-school programs can all be enrolled online at:


Neighborhood Meetings Around Town

  • Albuquerque Meadows, Monday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse. E-mail: for more information.

  • Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square (AC2). E-mail: for more information.

  • Glenwood Hills, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m., Highpoint Sports and Wellness. E-mail: for more information.

  • Four Hills Village, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m., Canyon Club. for more information.

  • Santa Barbara Martineztown, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: for more information.

  • Los Duranes, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • ·Sawmill Area, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., 1801 Bellamah NW. No contact information listed.

  • District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • District 7 Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m., Sandia High School. E-mail: for more information.

  • South Broadway, Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: for more information.

  • Westgate Heights, Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m., Westgate Community Center. E-mail: for more information.


Free VIN Etching Event Hosted by APD

Have you had your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etched onto your car yet? It’s an excellent deterrent to car theft! The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is hosting the first VIN etching event of the year Saturday, April 20 and it’s FREE and open to all residents! Join APD at the Journal Center between 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and get your car protected! To learn more, visit:


Active Shooter Informational Trainings Coming Up

Are you interested in learning more about how the Albuquerque Police Department responds to Active Shooter events? Want to find out ways you can protect yourself in the event of an Active Shooter? You’re invited to attend one of the three upcoming classroom seminars on this topic!

·       Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina NW.

·       Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m., Juan Tabo Public Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE.

·       Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m., César Chávez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE.

E-mail: for more information. NOTE: this is a classroom-style seminar training and NOT a hands-on training.


STEM Labs Offer Technology-Focused Learning and Fun!

Know a kid who loves science, technology, engineering or math? Why not have them attend one of the several STEM Labs happening at our public library branches here in town? These free programs offer hands-on and minds-on activities and fun learning opportunities for your student. Here are this week’s STEM events:

·       Monday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m., Central and Unser Library, 8081 Central NW

·       Tuesday, April 16 at 3:00 p.m., South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta SW

·       Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 a.m., South Broadway Library, 1025 Broadway SE

·       Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m., Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart SW

To learn more about these STEM Labs and other activities happening at our local libraries, visit:


Free Bus and Sun Van Rides on Earth Day!

Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, and ABQ RIDE is offering FREE bus and Sun Van rides all day! Commuter bus use reduces traffic congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions, plus it saves money and parking aggravation. ABQ RIDE marketing staff will also be riding city buses that day, asking riders to take a transit survey and giving away promotional t-shirts. To learn how much you can save using public transportation, visit:


Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

·       Northwest Area Command, Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center.

·       Southeast Area Command, Thursday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

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:


Free Easter Egg Festival Invites the Community!

Just in time for the Easter Bunny’s arrival, you are invited to attend the Easter Egg Festival this Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the César Chávez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE. This family-friendly event will feature games, face painting, and goodies. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Albuquerque, this event is FREE and open to the public. Just bring your own Easter basket! To learn more, e-mail:


Embudo Canyon Neighborhood Association Community Garage Sale

Please stop by the Embudo Canyon Neighborhood Association’s area Community Garage Sale on Saturday, April 20, or if you’re doing some spring cleaning, donate items to be sold! To learn more about this great neighborhood initiative, e-mail:


Serve on a City Board and Learn About Local Government Processes!

There are over 60 boards and commissions in the City, all made of up of citizens just like you. These boards and commissions provide citizen feedback and oversight for a wide variety of community-based initiatives that include: transit, public arts, environmental planning, senior services, impact fees, economic development, and much more. If you’re interested in expanding your civic involvement and want to serve, visit: for information on how to apply.