Don’t forget, tomorrow is the anniversary of Elvis’ death. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll passed away on Aug. 16, 1977. Grab a copy of our August issue, on newsstands now, to learn more about one Belen resident who knew Mr. Presley much better than the rest of us.
Also, our annual Hot Singles party is tomorrow, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to midnight at Hotel Albuquerque. Tickets are $30 via Hold My Ticket or at the door. Grab as many friends as you can and drop by. We will all be there, so come say hi! If you can’t make the party, don’t worry. There’s still plenty to do this weekend.
Albuquerque is about as urban as it gets when it comes to the Land of Enchantment. But no matter how big our city gets, we love that the countryside will always be a stone’s throw away. For example, this weekend’s Harvest Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park (87 North Frontage Road) in Edgewood, N.M. is only 20 minutes away.
The festival is tomorrow, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m and Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stick a piece of straw between your teeth and wander through an agricultural wonderland. There will be a tractor parade, Pinto Bean Museum tours, wine tasting, live music, food, games, and, of course, hay rides. Bring the entire family to this one. General admission is $7, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Children 5 and under get in free.
Summer’s end is approaching. Let’s not kid ourselves. We’re all probably now beginning to realize how much those backyard barbecues and happy hours added to our waistlines. Of course, it’s OK. It’s summer. But if you’re looking to whip yourself back into shape, you can do that and help others at the same time.
The Vision Walk/Run 2014 is tomorrow, Aug. 16, at 8 a.m. The 5K, which begins at the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho (2400 Unser Blvd. SE), is pet friendly. There will also be a car show, silent auction, and bake sale.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Juliette Vision. Juliette Vision raises money for college scholarships for the visually impaired and for vision research. Registration is $10 to $25. Call 1-888-465-1482 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We New Mexicans love a good fiesta. We’ll use anything as an excuse to have one—even tomatoes…
The 2014 Tomato Fiesta is Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Albuquerque Garden Center (10120 Lomas Blvd. NE). Drop by to dabble in gardening seminars, plant clinics, tomato recipe tasting, and an heirloom tomato taste-off. There will be live music from the Alpha Blue Trio. Admission is $5. What a fun way to stock up on some lycopene!
There’s so much to do this weekend, and we hope to see you at the party tomorrow!
What are your plans this weekend?