Get Ready to Lose Some Sleep

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

An e-mail just popped into our inboxes with a friendly reminder: Sunday is daylight saving time. So we thought we’d pass along the reminder to our readers. Set your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

True, the time change can throw a stick in our spokes of sleep. In fact, daylight saving time, according to the Wall Street Journal, might cause over two dozen deadly vehicle accidents for Americans each year. But ABC News has our back with some tips on helping us through what is apparently one of the groggiest days of the year.

And don’t worry, we’ll all be back to normal come Nov. 1 at 2 a.m., when we switch the clocks back. Until then, check out what’s going down in Albuquerque this weekend.

Wine and DineGlass of wine with bar on background

Kids have so much academic, leadership, and artistic potential. But they often lack resources to allow this potential to bloom. The arts and education program Working Classroom nurtures these kids, giving them resources and a place to reach their full potential.

Tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m., Working Classroom is hosting a benefit wine dinner at Club Rio Rancho. There will be a silent auction, art sale, student clown performance, and wine tastings paired with a five-course dinner.

Admission is $75 per person and proceeds will go toward Working Classroom summer program scholarships and three college scholarships for graduating high-school students. Call 463-5406 0r 242-9267 for more information.

Little girl in afro wig holding a microphoneHearts and Arts

Kids Supporting Kids was the brainchild of David Lang, according to a University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center article. Lang, the director of advanced manual therapies for the UNM Center for Life Integrative Medicine Clinic, started the group of young dancers and musicians in 2014. The group’s goal is to raise funds for the massage and acupuncture treatments, which Lang gives to help relax children entering chemotherapy or those exiting intense physical therapy.

Tomorrow, March 7 at 7:30 p.m., Kids Supporting Kids will present Stories on the River of Life. It will feature performances by The Party Rockers, the National Dance Institute of New Mexico, Hakim Bellamy, the Eldorado High School Jazz Band, and much more.

Tickets for the show are $25 a pop. A pre-show gala begins at 6 p.m. Tickets for both are $50. All proceeds go to the Integrative Medicine Pediatric Cancer Care Fund.

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It’s dubbed “the hottest show on Earth.”

The 27th annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show will heat up Sandia Resort & Casino March 6–8, . Peruse plenty of pepper-hawking vendors and watch chefs give brilliant cooking demonstrations, which will be inside this year, says Dave DeWitt, the “Pope of Peppers” and founding producer of the NFFBS.

And keep your eyes peeled for products containing these peppers: Moruga Scorpion, Bhut Jolokia, Carolina Reaper.

Each one of these peppers contains between 1 million and 1.4 million Scoville heat units. That’s hot stuff, considering the scorching Orange Habañero contains 250,000 SHU, according to The Chile Pepper Institute.

What are you doing this weekend?