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Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Monday, August 28, 2017

Super Kids Play Club Offers Recreation, Fun and Learning to Kids Of All Abilities

Did you know that Parks and Recreation has a new program for kids of all ability levels? The Super Kids Play Club, which takes place the first Saturdayof the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Daniel Webster Memorial Children’s Park at Wyoming and Copper, brings kids with and without disabilities together for a chance to play, learn, and make new friends. Kids are provided with a free snack. If you are interested in this exciting program, co-sponsored by Special Olympics and Therapeutic Recreation, visit:


Local Authors Sought for Library-Hosted Author Fair in November

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library is hosting a local author fair in November and is looking for local writers to participate! All published and self-published authors (fiction, non-fiction, local history, young adult, and children’s books) are eligible and encouraged to apply. This is a terrific opportunity to promote your individual works, interact with the community and other local writers, and sign and sell copies of your book. Deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 1, so visit: and share your writing with the Albuquerque community!


Bernalillo County Health Council Hosts International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day takes place Thursday, August 31, and seeks to raise awareness of opioid addiction and opioid-related deaths from substances such as heroin, prescription medications; and how naloxone distribution and treatment can help. A networking reception takes place at12:00 noon  at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and is hosted by the Bernalillo County Health Council. Visit: to learn more.


Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

  • Mossman South Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail: for location and general meeting information.
  • Historic Old Town Property Owners Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, August 30 at 3:30 p.m., High Noon Restaurant in Old Town. for more information.


City Resources for College Students Available Online

Do you know a college student in Albuquerque? There are numerous city resources available for their use, all in one handy place! Learn about bus schedules and fares, download free apps, find out about entertainment and volunteer opportunities, and much more that can help make the college experience a pleasant one. Visit: for a listing of helpful resources.


Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

The Team Kirtland Home Away from Home sponsors “Adopt an Airman,” a terrific program that matches first-term Airmen and enlisted students at Kirtland Air Force Base with volunteer civilian host families. For many of these military soldiers, it can be their first time away from home and families can offer friendship, mentoring and engagement with larger groups. Host families provide home-cooked meals, recreational activities such as Lobo or Isotopes games, recreation such as hiking, fishing, or golf. Families and airmen are matched based on mutual interests. If your family is interested in adopting an airman, visit: to learn more and apply.


UNM Center for Southwest Research Brings Lecture Series “People and Places” to Albuquerque

A series of free monthly lectures will take place through December on UNM Main Campus Zimmerman Library, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The lectures will cover a range of topics dealing the history, philosophy and culture of New Mexico and the U.S. West. All lectures are free and open to the public. Visit: to see a full schedule of lectures.

Air Quality Alerts Can Help With Seasonal Allergies

Did you know the City’s Environmental Health Department offers daily online updates for air quality and pollen counts? With autumn weather and recent rainfall combining to bring on fall allergies, this online resource is a great tool for you and your family. Visit: each day to see air quality alerts, pollen counts, and “ok to burn” notifications.


BioPark Construction Updates Available Online

The ABQ BioPark is under construction to upgrade several Zoo features, including the cool Penguin Chill, a new Bird Annex, and the Colores Kid’s Playground. With all this activity, there are some closed exhibits right now, and some traffic detours around the Zoo. For more information on the construction and possible detours, visit:


Serve on a City Board or Commission

The Open Space Advisory Board advises on policy regarding open space, investment of open space funds, and acquisition of selected additional open space lands and their maintenance. If you would like to apply to become a member of the Board, or to learn about what the Board does, visit:


Labor Day City Closures and Services Available

Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 4, and most City offices, including the Office of Neighborhood Coordination, will be closed that day. However, services such as recycling, curbside trash pickup, and the BioPark Aquarium, Zoo and Botanic Gardens are available. For a complete list of City closures and services still available that day, visit:


Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Services

(505) 768-3331 Office