Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

April is just about over. Isn’t there a saying that mentions something about April showers? Where were they? Do those sprinkles the other day really count? I guess we do still have a few more days left, so let’s keep our fingers crossed. Rain or shine, there’s plenty to do this coming weekend. Happy Arbor Day! Get out there, plant a tree, and check out some of these awesome events.

Home is Where the Heart Is

We’re excited for our annual home and garden issue, which is set to hit stands this June. But, we also know it’s hard to contain yourself from getting a grasp on gardening information or honing your home knowledge.

Head to the Albuquerque Home & Garden Show at Expo New Mexico this weekend—the show will be at the Manuel Lujan Building on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The  300-plus exhibitors will showcase their services, such as landscape displays and an interior design showcase. Local home and garden pros will run workshops featuring fantastic do-it-yourself ideas you can do on the cheap.

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors age 62 and up. Children 12 and under get in free.

Get Ready to Paw-ty

Albuquerque has become quite the canine-centric city. From “petios” at restaurants to dogs (other than hot dogs) in the stands of Isotopes Park.

This Saturday, April 26,  the Crowne Plaza Albuquerque is hosting the 10th annual Mayor and First Lady’s Dog Ball. The Dog Ball supports the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department‘s Spay/Neuter Voucher Program, which saves the lives of numerous city-shelter animals. According to cabq.gov, spaying can help prevent breast cancer and uterine infections in animals, which are fatal to about 50 percent of dogs and 90 percent of cats. Neutering can help prevent testicular cancer if done before an animal is 6 months old.

Individual tickets are $100 and a table of eight costs $750. Proceeds will go to Albuquerque Kennel Kompadres. “Yappy Hour” kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and the Crowne Plaza-catered dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Bring your pup—dressed up—along with you so he or she can be entered in the Doggie Duds Fashion Show.

There will also be a silent auction, a doggie spa, a raffle, and more. Dress is business casual.

Ready to Rumble

Food trucks are everywhere. Food trucks serve just about everything—from tacos and hamburgers to pizza and French fries. But which one is the best? They’ll duke it out for that “best” title this Sunday, April 27, at Mesa del Sol. The “Dog Days of Spring” food truck rumble and a pet adoption clinic—from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.—will benefit Animal Humane New Mexico. There will also be a dog treat contest, raffles, and pet vendors. Be one of the first to walk Mesa del Sol’s new 5K trail.

There. Now our schedule’s full.

What are you doing this weekend?