Favorite Things for this HOT Friday

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

We’re all workin’ for the weekend, and oh-so-lucky for us, it’s almost here!  ATM looked far and wide for the coolest events this first hot June weekend.  Here’s what we found!

1.  It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend. There’s not going to be a nicer weekend to get outside and walk!  Instead of just walking for fun, check out the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk, and do it for a cause!  Since 1989 the walk has raised more than $300 million. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, or preregister online!

2.  When it comes to music, Albuquerque artists are hard to beat.  As part of the “Buy Locally, Eat Locally, Celebrate Locally” initiative, Locally Grown Music will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 5, at Robinson Park.  Various Albuquerque groups will accompany all of the other wonderful locally grown products the Grower’s Markets always offer.

3.  In cooperation with Partners for Health, a Haitian medical group, Albuquerque artists have donated handmade bowls to generate emergency funds benefiting the earthquake-devastated country.  Bowls for Haiti takes place on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harwood Art Center, and the event is free.

4.  Grab the bleacher chairs and ‘Topes gear—our very favorite baseball team is back for June!  The Isotopes take on the Memphis Redbirds at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at Isotopes Park and 1:35 p.m. Sunday, June 6.  Be sure to stay until the end—there will be lovely post-game fireworks!

5.  If all your garden is lacking is inspiration, the Corrales Garden Tour is certainly the best way to find it.  Nine Corrales gardens will welcome visitors on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at Village Mercantile, Frontier Mart and Oasis Coffee and Tea.  Tickets can also be purchased on Sunday at the event and information headquarters, Madeleine’s Place.

That’s what we’re doing with this weekend.  What are your plans?