Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

You better get to practicing those pranks. And you better practice your prank proofing. April Fools’ Day is right around the corner. But while you’re not too busy drumming up the perfect trick to bamboozle your buds this coming Tuesday, step outside, smell the flowers, and check out these awesome Albuquerque events:

Picture Perfect

Those selfie skills you’ve developed over the past few years are going to come in handy for the My Gordmans Style contest in April.

Gordmans (two locations) is giving away gift cards and a $500 shopping spree to selfie aficionados. People must pose with Gordmans merchandise, whether they try it on or point to it at the store, and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter along with the hashtag, #MyGordmansStyle.

Each of these posts will enter Gordmans shoppers into a weekly drawing for a $25 Gordmans gift card. The drawings will be held throughout April. On April 30, every selfie buff will be entered in a drawing for a $500 Gordmans shopping spree.

Get Into the Swing of Things

Take a step back in time and dance the night away. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 29, the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Foundation is presenting A Night in the 40s: Big Band Swing. Live music from The American Legion Band and The Dukes of Albuquerque will fill the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Inhaling Hope

Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined, according to freetobreathe.org. And lung cancer’s five-year survival rate is a mere 16 percent.

The Third Annual Lung Cancer Bike Ride, honoring the memory of Annette Leger, will take place on Sunday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the Rio Grande Bosque Bike Trail. Proceeds from event participants will go to groundbreaking programs committed to doubling lung cancer survival by the year 2022.

The bike ride was founded by Leger in 2012. Leger lost her two-year fight with lung cancer just five months after founding the event.

“Last year, we raised more than $30,000 t0 help support the promise of lifesaving treatments and cures for lung cancer,” says Martin Leger, the bike ride’s organizer.

What are your plans for the weekend?

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