This Weekend: An Overabundance of Good Stuff To Do With Your Family


Okay. So I'm stealing Sophie's idea a little bit. But there's kid-friendly stuff going on in town this weekend too.

Saturday:

Children's Seed Festival at the Botanical Garden. 10 am - 3 pm. "Visitors can learn through hands-on discovery stations about the ways seeds travel, the amazing variety of seed shapes and sizes and the incredible adaptations that allow seeds to grow in some of the harshest environments in the world. Discover how plants are "born" and take a trip through the Children’s Fantasy Garden to explore a seed’s life story. Get your hands dirty in the Seed Lab inside the Fantasy Garden’s giant pumpkin. Create works of botanical art with seeds and listen to storytellers spin tales of seeds and other garden wonders."


National Junior Ranger Day Celebration
at Petroglyph National Monument. 10 am - 3 pm. "Children of all ages are welcome to attend National Junior Ranger Day at Petroglyph. Join a park ranger to learn about native birds and reptiles, play traditional North American Indian games and hike the petroglyph viewing trails at Boca Negra Canyon to earn special Junior Ranger patches and pins."

Children's Author Event at Barnes & Noble, Coronado Mall. 3:30 pm. Local (okay, she lives in Socorro, but she's from New Mexico) author Jan Thomas will be reading and signing her book "A Birthday for Cow!"

And my favorite of all is on Sunday:

19th Annual Celebrate the Earth Fest behind La Montanita Co-op in Nob Hill. 10:30 am - 6 pm. Music, food, arts & crafts, environmental groups, food, dancing... did I mention food? They have a fun Bike Rodeo for the kids, and I'm not sure if they're doing it again this year, but last year they were giving away kids' bicycle helmets. I know we will be there. I'll be the one with the big scoop of Tara's Organic ice cream...

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Comment by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore on April 24, 2008 at 9:00am
Don't forget perhaps the best event, in terms of cultural richness...

Dia del Nino at the NHCC! From the flyer:

Fantastic, fun and free event! A great opportunity for families in search of an afternoon filled with art, music and dance - all free!

Saturday, April 26
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE!


Here is the link to the website:
http://www.hcfoundation.org/

Fun art activities, performances, book giveaways, drumming & much more!
Free healthcare, including children’s immunizations!
Call 246-2261 for more information


For those cycling enthusiast….start the day with a 10, 22, or 54 mile ride starting at the Bosque!
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Here is the link to the website:
http://www.hcfoundation.org/DiadeSalud.htm
Comment by ridin on April 24, 2008 at 10:26am
There's the golf thing at 100 Gold on Saturday. Also this weekend is the Gathering of Nations. $0.02.

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