BioPark to feature “Lions, Tigers, and Beers” festival October 4

August 29th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

On October 4, the public will be welcomed to the ABQ BioPark Zoo for “Lions, Tigers, & Beers” from 6-9 p.m.

Attendees can enjoy live music, delicious grub, and an evening of entertainment in the zoo atmosphere.

A General Admission ticket includes a special souvenir tasting mug and tasting privileges and the “Suds & Grub” ticket includes access to “Field Grub” food stations.

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the NM BioPark Society, a non-profit organization that supports your ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden, and Tingley Beach.

Tickets are available here» 

Rock and Rhythm Youth Orchestra launching at South Broadway

August 28th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

In September, the first Rock and Rhythm Youth Orchestra for highly motivated high school students will launch at South Broadway Cultural Center.

The program is seeking high school students who love music and are looking for an exciting, non-traditional collaborative musical experience.

The 10-week program offers them the opportunity to improve on their musical skills and experience what it’s like to play in a band.

The program is open to all high school string players and rock band musicians. Those who play violin, viola, cello, upright bass, guitar, electric bass, keyboards, and drums may apply, as well as vocalists.

Interested students must sign up for interviews that begin the first week in September. While some musical talent and experience is valued, the right attitude and motivation to play music is an important factor.

For interview information, click here»,  e-mail, or call at 505-715-5066.

Disabilities committee to meet and discuss, impprove programs

August 27th, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

The Doña Ana County Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Advisory Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in multi-purpose room 1-117 at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., in Las Cruces.

The advisory committee is focusing its efforts on planning and executing a self-evaluation of Doña Ana County programs, activities, and services in accordance with the requirements of the ADA.  The purpose of the self-evaluation is to identify barriers to accessibility and establish a plan to remove the identified barriers.  Public input is encouraged.

For the full agenda, click here»

Chinese Moon Festival to bring culture to ABQ

August 26th, 2014 at 5:50 pm by under Latest Posts

The Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique will present a Chinese Moon Festival afternoon tea on Sunday, Sept. 21. There are two seatings at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The event will feature a mini-lecture Moon Festival Myths & Traditions by Robin Scala, owner of The Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique and importer of artisan loose-leaf teas.

The menu will feature a three-course afternoon tea service of bite-sized savories, scones and sweets inspired by traditional Chinese foods eaten during the Moon Festival, including a sampling of authentic “moon cakes.” Guests will also be served a flight of exquisite loose-leaf teas selected to complement the food.

Tickets for the afternoon tea and lecture are $33/person. Seating is limited and advance reservation with payment is required by Sept. 18.

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Lovelace to open new, improved medical oncology clinic

August 26th, 2014 at 4:49 pm by under Latest Posts

Lovelace Cancer Care Program is partnering with Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico (HOA) to offer medical oncology services starting early 2015. The program will offer the latest in cancer oncology treatment for cancer patients, including medical oncology and radiation treatment.

“We are proud to partner with HOA to offer seamless cancer care to our patients,” said Troy Greer, CEO, Lovelace Medical Center. “Now patients will have a full continuum of care within the Lovelace system.”

Lovelace Health System recently invested $11 million in new radiation equipment to offer patients the latest radiation technology in New Mexico.

HOA will move from its current location at 1001 Coal Ave., to the campus at Lovelace Medical Center in early 2015. Medical oncology services through the Lovelace Cancer Care Program will be located at St. Joseph Square, off of Dr. Martin Luther King and I-25 (on campus at Lovelace Medical Center) and radiation oncology services are located at 4650 Jefferson Lane NE.