April 29th, 2013 at 1:39 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs
Orchid Seduction Show poster. Courtesy of NM Orchid Guild.
The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden and the New Mexico Orchid Guild host the Orchid Seduction Show, May 3-5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
With regular admission, Garden guests can enjoy hundreds of orchids on display and for sale.
Show highlights include a juried art show in Shark Reef Café and orchid art and educational displays in the Education Building. At 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, children can visit the Spanish-Moorish Garden to plant an orchid in a milk jug greenhouse to take home (supplies limited to first 50 children). At 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, guests can attend the Repotting Orchids Demonstration by Steve Fischer in the Spanish-Moorish Garden.
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April 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm by Hawa Konte under News
Albuquerque police arrested several people overnight they say were driving drunk.
The DWI unit conducted a sobriety checkpoint near downtown Albuquerque.
Police arrested eight people suspected of drunk driving.
One vehicle was seized.
April 23rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm by Hawa Konte under Photos
From photojournalist Bob Thomas: Baby giraffe waiting for lunch at the ABQ Zoo.
April 21st, 2013 at 6:15 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
New Mexicans showed their support of the Boston bombing victims by opening up their wallets this weekend and donating to the Batting for Boston fundraiser.
The Isotopes set up the special drive-thru fundraiser Saturday just outside the ballpark.
Event organizers say they had collected $4,000 before Saturday’s game and they were still collecting more as the Isotopes took on Oklahoma City.
Each person who donated received a voucher good for one free homegame ticket.
April 17th, 2013 at 12:14 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
New Mexicans can head over to the ABQ Running Shop Wednesday evening for the Boston Marathon Relief Run.
It is a 2.6 mile loop.
For every loop you finish, ABQ Running Shop will donate $5.
Registration is at 5 p.m., the run will start at 6 p.m.
The address is at 6550 Holly Avenue northeast near Paseo del Norte.