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April 6: Author Talk - David Ryan's book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Albuquerque

David Ryan will discuss his newly revised book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Albuquerque. He'll cover the hikes including directions and precautions. He will take questions and sell his book at the time.

  • When: 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6
  • Where: East Mountain Library (487 NM 333, Tijeras)

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Rocks along a hiking trail.

April 9: Plarn Macrame Plant Holders

Celebrate Garden Week with us by creating your own macramé plant hangers using plarn (plastic yarn). We will show you how to create plarn out of used grocery bags to help reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill, then use it to create cool, mini macramé hangers for your succulent or paper plant.

  • When: 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9
  • Where: Cherry Hills Library (6901 Barstow NE 87111)

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A plarn (plastic yarn) craft project.

April 17: Special Earth Day Storytime

Preschoolers are invited to build their literacy skills through stories and crafts. Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am. This week, we'll read stories about trees and how important they are to the earth! There will be fun, games and Earth Day coloring sheets!

  • When: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17
  • Where: Central & Unser Library (8081 Central NW Albuquerque, NM 87121)

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April 17: Earth Day Children's Craft

Join us for a fun Earth Day craft and make seed bombs of bee-friendly wildflowers.

  • When: 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17
  • Where: Rudolfo Anaya North Valley Library

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April 19: Family Nature Walk

Join these family friendly nature walks that are appropriate for all ages. These nature walks will give opportunities for families to connect with nature and enjoy several walks varying in difficulty from easy to moderate. Learn how to use binoculars, loupes, and field guides. All of these hikes will start and end at the Open Space Visitor Center where limited transportation is provided by staff. Participants must register at play.cabq.gov or call (505) 452-5200.

  • When: 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19
  • Where: Open Space Visitor Center

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Childen walking in the bosque.

April 20: Saving Your Garden Seeds

Would you like to be able to save seeds from your garden? In this workshop, learn how to collect and store your seed, how to produce and harvest vigorous, true-to-type vegetable seed, protect and maintain landrace and heirloom vegetable varieties, and improve your vegetable varieties for local conditions. Presented by Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist in the Extension Plant Sciences Department at NMSU.

  • When: 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20
  • Where: South Broadway Library (1025 Broadway SE 87102)

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Various seeds arranged on a plate.

April 22: Printer Policy

A printer policy, which will specify the instances where we don’t print hard copies of documents and we opt for just digital copies instead.

  • When: 7 a.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: All Albuquerque Fire Rescue Properties

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April 22: Barelas Daffodil Planting Event

Barelas Daffodil planting is a community event aimed at promoting education and beautification of the Barelas Neighborhood. Attendees can witness and participate in planting 150 daffodil bulbs in the El Camino Real Gardens at Barelas Senior Center. A garden event for the whole family.

  • When: 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Barelas Senior Center (714 Seventh St)

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April 22: West Side Tree Planting

AFR will be planting trees at the Academy and discussing how trees improve air quality and improve the planet’s ecosystems.

  • When: 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: 11500 Sunset Gardens SW 87114

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Three children planting a tree.

April 22: Plant a Garden

Intergenerational Event. Children and Seniors will help plant new plants for our garden.

  • When: 10 a.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Los Volcanes Senior Center Patio

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April 22: Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Presentation

Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Presentation for the public to teach them about recycling, littering, and graffiti.

  • When: 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center (4900 Kachina NW)

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April 22: Bear Canyon's Earth Day Plant Exchange

Come learn how to properly plant for your garden, maintain your existing plants, and even share abundance with others!

  • When: 1 p.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Bear Canyon Senior Center (4645 Pitt St. NE 87111)

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April 22: DIY Seed Paper & Seed Bombs

Let’s make seed paper & seed bombs with recycled books! Plant your paper at home and watch it grow. All materials provided. Registration required. Wear clothes suitable for getting a little messy.

  • When: 4 p.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Erna Fergusson Library

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Seed paper in heart shapes.

April 22: Paper Flowers

April showers bring paper flowers! Learn to up-cycle paper into roses, carnations, orchids, marigolds, tulips and more. Reduce your carbon footprint and take home a bouquet of handmade flowers just in time for Mother’s day!

  • When: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22
  • Where: Central and Unser Public Library (8081 Central NW Albuquerque, NM 87121)

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April 25: Make North Domingo Beautiful

Our after school program and seniors will be picking up trash, sweeping, recycling, and pulling weeds all around our outdoor area of North Domingo Baca.

  • When: 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25
  • Where: North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center

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April 26: City Nature Challenge

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and BioPark will be hosting an event as part of the City Nature Challenge along the Bosque, starting at Tingley Beach on April 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Staff and experts will help with identification of plants and animals, and provide technical support with the iNaturalist App.

  • When: 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26
  • Where: Tingley Beach

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April 27: Party for the Planet

The ABQ BioPark partners with Catching Hope to remove illegal hunting snares from the wild. Join us to change these snares into one-of-a-kind key chains. The Zoo then sells the crafts to raise funds for Catching Hope. The funds are used to train and hire local people to remove more snares from the forests of the Annamite Mountains on the border of Vietnam and Laos. Removal of these snares help protect the critically endangered saola who are trapped as by-catch.

  • When: 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27
  • Where: ABQ BioPark Zoo

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Keychains with animal shapes.

April 27: Beginner's Guide to Composting

Composting 101! This is a beginner's guide to composting - how, what, and why to compost, featuring examples and different ways to compost.

  • When: 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27
  • Where: South Valley Library

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A home composting setup.

April 28: Adventure Hikes

The Open Space Division manages nearly 30,000 acres of Major Public Open Space, and chances are you have not explored them all. These guided hikes, in celebration of the 35th Anniversary, will give you an opportunity to discover some of the less traveled sites.

  • When: 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 28
  • Where: Route 66 Open Space

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Children standing on a fallen tree.

Explorer Packs - A Self-guided Adventure

Available from Tuesdays – Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Open Space Visitor Center: Explorer Packs get families outside and into nature to learn about plants, animals, and cultural resources found within Open Space properties. Visitors can check out backpacks filled with self-guided activities based on different themes such as flora, fauna, and culture. A valid picture I.D. is required to check out the packs.

  • When: Tuesdays – Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Open Space Visitor Center

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A flier for the Explorer Packs Program.

Request Public Records Electronically

The City Clerk's Office receives hundreds of request each month. We would like to take the month of April to remind requestors that documents can be provided electronically rather than printed.

  • When: Everyday
  • Where: Online

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