As weekend temps reach the mid 90s, make sure to stay cool and hydrated during all your summer adventures. Whether you’re hosting a weekend barbecue or checking out one of the 66 Fun Summer Things to Do in ABQ suggested in our June 2016 issue, it’s important to drink lots of water and maintain a nutritious diet. An article from kidshealth.org highlights the pros and cons of giving your family sports drinks, vitamin waters, and energy drinks to stay hydrated. Some sports drinks are beneficial for highly active individuals, but the sugary substance in excessive amounts can cause weight gain. Be cautious of energy drinks containing a lot of sugar and caffeine, and remember you can never go wrong with some ice cold refreshing H2O!
Getting Dirty for A Good Cause
Grab your lawn chairs and cooler. Teams not renting a tent for this year’s annual Mudd Volleyball tournament can set up camp at the Mudd Volleyball courts at the corner of Rio Bravo Boulevard and Second Street today, June 10, from noon to 5:00 p.m. ahead of tomorrow’s muddy festivities. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow morning if you don’t want to set up your camp today. Don’t fret if you forget to grab a breakfast burrito tomorrow morning; multiple food vendors will be at the field providing breakfast and lunch options for you. Parking is free but limited so pack up your car and get there early. Any team arriving late forfeits its first game. Come prepared with the name of your team captain, the name of your team, or the name of the company sponsoring your team and get creative because there will be prizes for Best Team Name, Best Team Camp, and Best Team Costume.
Rev up the weekend at the Albuquerque Dragway tonight when the Mopar Muscle Club of Albuquerque hosts the New Mexico Mopar Challenge. Watch a range of performance makes and models battle it out for cash prizes, trophies, and of course bragging rights. Along with a track gate entrance fee, the cost for entree for race vehicles is $25 and street vehicles is $10.
40 Years Proud
Yesterday kicked off the weekend-long ABQ Pride Fest celebration with a candlelight vigil at Morningside Park. But don’t worry there is still time to get involved in the exciting fun-packed weekend events. Don’t miss out on the Century 21 Unica Real Estate Art Show Award Reception tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow’s Pride Parade beginning at 10 a.m. Finally, for just $15 finish off you weekend exploring the 15 zones of fun inside Expo New Mexico on the final day of Pride Fest. The art show and parade are free and all events are open to the public.
For other fun summer ideas, pick up a copy of the June 2016 issue!
What are you doing this weekend?