Fixing Flats and Farming

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

With 46.7 percent of Albuquerque’s population being Hispanic or Latino as of 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau, we though this important to share with you. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association showed near 50 percent of Hispanic adults are unaware they have high cholesterol. And only 29.5 percent of the aware received treatment.

“Many Hispanics have high cholesterol, approximately 45 percent, probably due to a mix of genes and diet,” says Carlos J. Rodriguez, Wake Forest School of Medicine associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and the study’s lead author, in an American Heart Association news release.

According to the AHA, high cholesterol is an ingredient in the recipes for coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. But cholesterol is controllable. So it’s a good idea to get it checked.

But on the bright side of things, there’s a ton to do in ABQ this weekend, so get out there!

Magic theater stage red curtains Show SpotlightThink Theater

So you thought it was the pea under the mattress that kept the princess in The Princess and the Pea up all night? And you didn’t know Princess Winnifred (played by Christy Burbank) waded through moat water to get to Prince Dauntless the Drab (played by Nick Fleming)? Well you’re in for a treat at Musical Theatre Southwest‘s premier of Once Upon a Mattress, tonight at 8 p.m.

The MTS production of Once Upon a Mattress, directed by Terry Davis, is an all a cappella, sprightly spin on The Princess and the Pea. If you don’t grab tickets for tonight’s show, no worries, it runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Aug. 2. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 4 p.m.

Family FarmingFarmer Checking Soil Quality of Fertile Agricultural Farm Land

There’s nothing like getting dirt under your finger nails, knowing it came from hard work.

Tomorrow, July 11, from 8-11 a.m., Los Poblanos Inn & Organic Farm is hosting Volunteer Day on the Farm. Drop by and lend a hand on the farm. Tomorrow will focus on “weeding and maintenance.” Not only will you contribute to the gorgeous farm, you’ll get a chance to see its inner workings.

There’s no cost, but registration is required. If you can’t make tomorrow, it’s all good, volunteer days take place the first Saturday of each month.

Woman repairing bicycle wheel in repair shopBe Better With Bikes

There are over 400 miles of bike paths and trails throughout Albuquerque, according to the city’s website. Rambling through them is fun, until your bike goes flat. Some of you might know how to handle this situation, but for those who don’t, head to REI (1550 Mercantile Ave. NE, 247-1191) tomorrow, July 11, at 1 p.m. to gather some bike maintenance tips.

Bike techs will teach how to fix flats, change tubes, and will help make sure your future bike rides aren’t ruined.

Class cost is $20-$40.

What are your plans this weekend?