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County Open Space offers a wide-variety of free public events, including seasonally based and property-specific workshops appropriate for all ages.

 

Family Fun - Spring

Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. 

Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are all correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! 

Each month has a different topic. 

This program is free, but please click here to register. 

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Backyard Farming: Spring Series 

This nationally-recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.

Each workshop builds on information shared from previous classes and offers tools to assess your home landscape. Participants who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and have a chance to win a free rain barrel and other giveaways.

All the workshops are from 9 a.m. – noon with an extended mentor hands-on project for interested participants who want practical experiences and do not mind getting their hands dirty.

For more information, call (505) 314- 0398.

This program is free, but please click here to register. 

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History and Culture of New Mexico Series

Join Bernalillo County's Open Space, in conjunction with the Hubbell House Alliance, for an engaging series on New Mexico's history and culture. 

Events include workshops on medicinal plants, performances of Spanish music, a talk focusing on women of the Pajarito Mesa and more. 

This program is free, but please click here to register. 

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Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 AM
Landscape for Life: Spring Series
This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden
landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.
Each workshop builds 
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo)

Sunday, March 5, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, March 12, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
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Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 AM
Landscape for Life: Spring Series
This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden
landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.
Each workshop builds 
Read more...
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, March 26, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

1:00 PM
Join Dara Saville, founder of Albuquerque Herbalism, for a
photographic slideshow on medicinal plants and landscapes
of central New Mexico. Learn about the properties of some
common healing herbs in our area and sample a few herbal
remedies. Explore 
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Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Saturday, April 1, 2017
9:00 AM
Landscape for Life: Spring Series
This nationally recognized program covers the basics needed to plan and design your home garden
landscape focusing on sustainability, permaculture, and wise use of our limited natural resources.
Each workshop builds 
Read more...
Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW (3 miles south of Rio Bravo)

Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Sunday, April 9, 2017
12:00 PM
Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great oppor
Read more...
Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW


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Bernalillo County Open Space Podcast

Bernalillo County Open Space is proud to offer thought-provoking and educational podcasts from some of the past year’s public workshops. Click on the following links to listen now:

Clara Pena presents the History of the Armijo Neighborhood at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House on June 25, 2016.

Robert J. Torrez, former state Historian, presents "Genizario Settlements in New Mexico" at Bachechi Open Space. This is a one-hour podcast from Sept. 22, 2015

William Dunmire presents "History of Sheep in New Mexico" at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House on Sept. 26, 2015.

Henrietta Christmas presents "Women of Pajarito" at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House. This podcast is from Jan. 29, 2017.

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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.
    Location:
    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.
    Location:
    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.
    Location:
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Rd, Sandia Park

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