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Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

The non-profit organization that helps children who have lost a parent, the Children’s Grief Center (CGC), has a variety of volunteer positions available. The CGG offers grief counseling services for families and children, as well as a safe place to express feelings of sadness, anger, and grief. Volunteers are trained to become bereavement facilitators, but there are other opportunities to help these families in need. If you’re interested in volunteering at the Children’s Grief Center, visit:

North Wyoming Neighborhood Has A New Farmer’s Market

The North Wyoming Neighborhood Association is proud to announce the opening of their new farmer’s market. The market, located at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, takes place the first and third Friday of each month through November, and hosts local famers and vendors, as well as some from the East Mountains, Chama, Valencia County, and others around the state. The market is open 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., so please stop by and take home something delicious! Call Gil Silva at: 505-710-3010 for more information. To learn about this, and other, farmers markets in the city, visit:

Job Fair Features 80 Potential Employers

Senator Michael Padilla, District 14, invites job seekers to attend the 5th Annual Job Fair sponsored by his office. The job fair takes place Wednesday, July 19 at Harrison Middle School, 3912 Isleta SW, and hosts 80+ employers, including the New Mexico Army National Guard, Piñon Window and Door, Shamrock Foods, Southwest Satellites, Bernalillo County, DaVita Medical Group, doTERRA Essential Oils, and many more. Visit: for information on this event, and to learn about other employment opportunities in the city and state.


Adopt A Furry Artist Companion at Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare is hosting an animal adoption event/art exhibit on Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23. This is your opportunity to view “paw-print” art created by local artists and shelter pets, adopt a pet artist AND keep their furry artwork, see live mural painting; and buy art from local artists, the proceeds of which will go to help shelter pets. Best of all, pet adoptions at this event are only $10.00! For more information on this artistic collaboration and how to adopt a shelter pet, visit:

Friday Nights at City Pools Are Just $ .25 Through July

Did you know that it only costs a quarter to use city pools on Friday nights through the end of the month? The only exception is the West Mesa Pool, which is $ .50 through July. For more information, or to find the City pool closest to you, visit:


Upcoming Neighborhood Association and Coalition Meetings Across Town

·        Sawmill Area Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Sawmill Lofts, 1801 Bellamah NW. E-mail: for more information.

·         Santa Barbara Martineztown Neighborhood Association, Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. Santa Barbara Community Meeting Room, 1420 Edith NE. for more information.

·        South Broadway Neighborhood Association, Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. for more information.

·        Westgate Heights Neighborhood Association, Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Cheney Apartments, 9901 Benavidez NW. E-mail: for more information.

Donate Blood and Earn Rewards

Bernalillo County and United Blood Services are co-sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, July 20, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the City/County Building, 1 Civic Plaza NW, in the 10th Floor Conference Room. The Blood Drive is open to the public, and you can earn rewards for donating! To learn more about donating blood, visit:

Community Policing Councils Across Town

·        Northwest Area Command CPC, Tuesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., NW Substation, 10401 Cibola Loop NW.

·        Southeast Area Command CPC, Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

Residents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the CPCs in Albuquerque and become more involved with community policing. For more information on the CPCs and a complete schedule of meetings, visit:

Open Space Visitor Center Offers Petroglyph Tour on Saturday, July 22

Ever wanted to learn more about one of the most amazing treasures right in our city backyard? The Petroglyph National Monument will be offering tours and information about the history of the monument on Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m., including the story behind the mysterious images on the basalt rocks, and much more. Call (505) 897-8831 to register, as space is limited. Visit: to learn more about the Petroglyph National Monument.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Are there senior citizens in your neighborhood? Why not get to know them and see if there’s anything you can do to help them? Seniors often have mobility issues or may not have dependable transportation, so offer to help pull weeds, take their trash to the curb on collection day, take them to the grocery store, or even just leave them a note with your telephone number. Sometimes knowing there is someone to call is all the help folks need!

Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Services

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