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Bernalillo County is committed to strengthening the local food economy by creating job opportunities and nurturing the next generation of farmers and increasing the availability of locally grown food throughout the county. GTG is a farm training and ... Read More


In celebration of Black History Month, join BernCo in celebrating its cultural diversity this Sunday, Feb. 12 from 3 – 5 p.m. at the Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.

The afternoon will be filled with live performances, visual art a... Read More


Bernalillo County Open Space is launching its 2017 event season at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House this weekend with a “Tree Care and Pruning” workshop on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and a “Women of the Pajarito Mesa” presentatio... Read More


The Bernalillo County Arts Board held a reception for artists Dana Kleinmann and Tim Mullane following their January board meeting at the historic Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments building at 809 Copper NW in downtown Albuquerque.

Se... Read More


Bernalillo County’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to offer significantly extended hours at Los Padillas Community Center and encourages students and young people to get involved. This popular South Valley community center is now op... Read More


BernCo Bernie is sponsoring a reading challenge and all elementary school-aged children, kindergarten to fifth grade, are eligible to participate.

Young readers are asked to read 10 age-appropriate books between Jan. 4 and Feb. 1 and then send BernCo ... Read More


On Dec. 21, 2016, a public art piece called Coneflowers was installed at the Paradise Hills Community Center Annex, 5901 Paradise Blvd NW, by artist Christopher Weed and some assistants.

Artist Christopher Weed lives in Colorado Springs, CO.... Read More


Arenal Open SpaceCelebrate Bernalillo County’s new Arenal Open Space this Saturday with Commissioner Art De La Cruz and the community. This working farm, just across the road from Rio Grande High School, will be open for tours Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. E... Read More


UNM North Golf CourseBernalillo County – Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins invites the community to learn more about future improvements and plans for the UNM North Golf Course Urban Open Space this Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Consultants will present updates to the Mas... Read More


The 5th Annual BernCo Holiday Mercado happens this Friday, Dec. 2. The annual tradition showcases both creative county employees and local artisans who will be selling their goods at the BernCo Annex, 415 Tijeras Ave NW, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live m... Read More


Located in over 50 locations in and around Bernalillo County, Prescription Trails are a resident’s tailored treatment for sedentary lifestyles, indoors syndrome and hefty holiday meals.

Sedentary lifestyles are a significant contributor to chron... Read More


Open Space will host a fascinating evening on the beauty and diversity of birds around the globe this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW in the North Valley.

From the American Southwest to South... Read More


Bernalillo County’s Bachechi Open Space has been recognized for its innovative landscape design that conserves water and promotes wildlife habitat.

The landscape design firm Sites Southwest has received the 2016 Design and Constructed Award for ... Read More


Bernalillo County’s Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the public to a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16 for an update on the proposed improvements to facilities along Arenal Road SW, including a new sports field at Tom Tenorio Park... Read More


Master Naturalist

Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Open Space Master Naturalist Advisory Committee was recently honored by the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs as its 2016 ANROSP Outstanding Team Award winner.  This award ... Read More

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  • Join us Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for pickleball at Los Vecinos Community Center. Membership is $12- veterans and seniors over 55 are free. Questions? call the center at (505) 314-0240.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • Give the whole family the opportunity to learn Spanish at Vista Grande. The 10-week series of classses begins Feb. 6 and costs $120, including learning material. Classes for kids 13 and under are at 4:30 p.m. and classes for high school students and adults are at 5:30 p.m. Private tutoring is also available. For more info, call or text Claudia Perez-Valverde at (505) 974-6387.
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd, Sandia Park

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