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We have a great year in store for you as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of BernCo Open Space. Take advantage of the events this February, and stay tuned for more exciting announcements.  

 

Outdoor Adventures & Family Fun Day

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Family Fun Kick-off

February 4, 1-3 p.m.

Kick off our Family Fun Day series with a DIY puppet show, a multitude of crafts, snacks, and many activities to get you moving around outside.

 

Family Fun Days is every Sunday from noon-5 p.m. and includes monthly themes with weekly crafts, outdoor activities and experiments that will deepen your discover of the world. February’s themes is Rocks, Soil and Sand. See how deep you can dig, test the soil around the park, express yourself with sand and illustrate the rock cycle in this grounding overview of the world beneath our feet. You can break open rocks, make mud sculptures and test the percolating properties of soil. No need to register.

 

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Backyard Science

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

Rose Care and Selection

February 10, 10-11:30 a.m.

Presenter: John Lucero, Albuquerque Rose Society

Roses bring beauty and elegance to Albuquerque and have a long tradition in the city. Learn about the best roses to select for this area, how to care for roses so they will thrive in your landscape, and the dos and don’ts of rose maintenance. Participants will each receive a copy of Growing Roses in Albuquerque.

 

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Backyard Farming Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Landscape for Life: Class 1- Sustainability in Home Garden & Role of Soil in a Sustainable Garden

February 24, 9 a.m. – noon

Landscape for Life

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.

 

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Registration

History and Culture of New Mexico Series

Gutierrez-Hubbell House (6029 Isleta Blvd. SW)

Foods We’ve Come To Love: The Mestizaje of NM Cuisine

February 25, 1-2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Cherie Montoya

New Mexican cuisine is a wonderful cultural fusion of Native American and European influences. This presentation will explore the origins, practices, heritages, traditions and ingredients that, combined with local terrain and climate, results in the distinctive dishes we’ve come to love.

 

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Special Event- High Tea on the Bosque, 2nd Annual Event

Bachechi Open Space (9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW)

February 25, 4-6 p.m.

Presented by Burque Noir

In honor of Black History Month, celebrate the cultural diversity and heroes of New Mexico with an afternoon of live performances, visual art and hands-on art activities for the entire family. Burque Noir produces brilliant multi-media experiences of arts and entertainment as delivered by a vast array of Black artist and performers.  This event will feature singer-songwriter Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim from Las Cruses as well as recitalist and vocal coach Leon Eldridge from Albuquerque. Queneesha Myers with Cakes and Sweets Boutique will be providing scrumptious treats to go with the tea.  No need to register, just come to Bachechi for this spectacular event.

 

For more information or help with registering for any of these Open Space events, contact:

Colleen Langan-McRoberts, calangan@bernco.gov or call 505-314-0398

 

www.bernco.gov/openspace

 

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