Thinking Outside the Balloons

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

It always made chomping the carrots  more bearable when your parents told you what good they did for your eyes.

Turns out they actually knew what they were talking about. According to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, carotenoids—which give carrots their orange color—fight off vision problems that come with old age.

So now when you tell your kids to finish their carrots, you can also tell them that science is on your side. Once those carrots are finished, if you’re not heading to the Balloon Fiesta, check out some of these other events.

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You can’t beat free, especially when it’s something you need, or your dog needs, rather.

In honor of World Rabies Day, Bernalillo County Animal Care Services and local veterinarians will be administering free rabies shots, giving free microchips, and licensing dogs for free, from 1–4 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10, at Mountain View Community Center (201 Prosperity Ave. SE).

It’s asked is that you be a Bernalillo County resident, have your dog on a leash and that’s OK around crowds, and have one adult handler per dog.

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Also tomorrow, Oct. 10, is the 6th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest.

From 1–6 p.m.,  Expo New Mexico will be peppered with beer vendors representing numerous breweries from around the state. Sample suds, check out live music, and chow down at some food trucks.

Tickets to the 21-and-over event are $10–$45.

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Honoring National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Resource Center is hosting Paws for Healing, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., at the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center (625 Silver Ave. SW).

This free, all-ages event will include a pet costume contest, live music, games, giveaways, and adoptions from Watermelon Mountain Ranch and Animal Humane New Mexico.

What are your weekend plans?