Caring, Sharing, and Shooting

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about the “Ice Bucket Challenge.” Videos of someone having ice water poured over his or her head seem to be every other post on Facebook and Twitter. But it’s all for a good cause. It’s all in an effort to ALS awareness. So if you get the chance, douse yourself in ice cold water, post it on social media, and tell others to do the same. Check it out, even Mayor Richard Berry did it.

After you dry off, get outside and check out some of ABQ’s awesome weekend events.

Skeet shootingShoot ‘Em Up

Bursts of exploding shotgun shells at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park (16001 Shooting Range Access Road NW) are nothing new. But the the First Annual Charity Skeet Shoot, Saturday, Aug. 23 at 8 a.m.,  is.

The event supports the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation. The NMMNHF is a nonprofit whose mission is to expand the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science‘s cultural and scientific programs and ambitions. The foundation helps do this through fundraising for the museum.

Online registration for the event is closed, but those interested can still sign up tomorrow at 7:30 a.m for $125. Registration includes a lunch catered by The County Line of Albuquerque.

The competition includes three rounds of 25 shots. Clays are provided to shooters. Those without a shotgun can rent one for $75. The first-place prize is a round trip hunting expedition for two to Greystone Castle (a $15,000 value). Second- and third-place prizes will be awarded, too.

Coming Like a Freight TrainFront  Yellow Train Diesel Locomotive, Train Yard, Santa Fe, NM

The railroads helped mold today’s New Mexico. There was “the Race for Raton Pass.” There was Amtrak. And, of, course, there’s today’s ever-expanding New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

 On Saturday, Aug.23, from 1 p.m to 2 p.m., Petroglyph National Monument will host “How the Early Railroads Changed New Mexico.” Learn the history of rail ramblers in our state through a presentation full of photographs, maps, and models. Also, find out what’s in store for the future when it comes to trains in the ABQ. The presentation is free.

Cruise Because You Care

classic car wheelLos Ojos de la Familia‘s mission is to help those in need. This grassroots organization provides grants, scholarships, and financial assistance to those in need. They see the potential in people’s lives and seek to help them reach it.

This Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hartnett Park (6718 Rio Grande Blvd. NW) in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Los Ojos de la Familia will be hosting their Fourth Annual Charity Car Show. The car show is 100-percent volunteer driven. Admission is free, and it’s only $25 to enter your car in the show. Bring the whole family for a day of food, music, games, raffles, and hot rods.

What are your weekend plans?