Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’re well into another lovely Friday in Spring, and there’s love, butterflies, birds, dust, and bees in the air (and also, pollen–lots of pollen). As the green grass grows (and then gets mowed), be sure to take a break from sneezing to check out our favorite weekly list of things to do:

A Fossil Fiesta

You’ll have a stone-cold good time at the 2nd Annual Fossil Roadshow on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, where kids of all ages can partake in 0ver 15 fossil-centric activities.

“Kids” can crack open their own shiny geodes, pan for gold, learn from the museum’s curators, or bring in an interesting rock they’ve found around New Mexico for identification. Paleonologists, geologists, and gemologists will be on-hand to share their particular take on prehistoric remnants.

The event will be held in conjunction with Mama’s Minerals, which connects Albuquerqueans with everything rock-related. Oh, and you can learn how to make your own rock-based jewelry.

Definitely make some jewelry.

Walk It Off

If you’re a fan of strapping on your running shoes and finding a cure for hemophilia (but not so big on the “running” part), then join other foot-lanthropists for the 2nd Annual Hemophilia Walk on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Tiguex Park.

Participants will do a one-mile fun walk and a variety of activities designed to raise awareness–and fundraising–for those affected by hemophilia. The event is hosted by The Sangre De Oro Bleeding Disorders Foundation of New Mexico.

Guests are invited to start their own teams, can bring their leashed animals, or just show up to show solidarity for the cause.

Quirk It Up

Who knew home invasion could be so philanthropic?

On Saturday at 11 a.m., OFFCenter Arts will host the 9th Annual “Albuquirky” House Tour Fundraiser, in which participants can take a self-guided tour of three artistic, “quirky” homes around Albuquerque.

Each house–“The Imaginarium,” “The Glove Man’s House,” and “Backyard Carnival”–has been creatively outfitted with an equal measure of quirky art, including a mosaic of doll parts, a 12-foot-tall tree made of forgotten gloves, and other dreamy art themes.

All proceeds will go towards the OFFCenter Community Arts Project, which allows Albuquerqueans to utilize a group open studio space, materials, and skill-bulding workshops in the musical, visual, and literary arts–for free.