Summer Reading Programs: Libraries Rock!

Estancia

Registration is May 25-June 8. Sign up to be a reader, and win prizes for reading. Kids can come whenever they can, bring reading log and earn beads or stickers depending on age. Readers can also enter to win giant jar of fun and are welcome to the party.

Lizard Libraries K-5 Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. For every 15 minutes they read, they get a bead. After 5 beads are earned they get to pick a special bead and an entry into a giveaway for a giant jar of fun and a complete necklace.

Bookworm Buddies 1.5-5 years old Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Kids will get stickers for every book they read or every book read to them. After 5 stickers they will win a giveaway for raffle for the jar of fun.

All readers are invited to a party, every kid gets a bag of goodies, do a craft, live music, and food and drink. Rock N Roll themed party.

6-8 middle school kids are being asked to volunteer as project leaders. Help the younger kids find good books to read, be mentors, help read, help with crafts.

East Mountain Library

Registration is May 10- June 2 online or in person. Program runs June 2-July 28. A free 8-week program encouraging babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read or be read to throughout the summer. Readers can set their own reading goals, read at their own pace wherever is most comfortable, and visit the library weekly to collect incentive prizes.

The Public Library Passport: Visit different branches and be entered to win a prize. Visit any branch to receive a library passport. Take the passport when visiting different branches and get it stamped by staff. When at least 5 different stamps are acquired show it to library staff to get an entry form. Visit 5 more branches to get entered again. Up to three prize drawing entries are allowed per passport. All completed forms will be entered into a special family prize drawing for a Fuddruckers party for up to ten children and two adults.

Children’s and Family Events: June 6: Pint Sized Polkas with Mike Schneider; June 13: Magic with Animals with John Polinko; June 20: Drums Around the World with Kevin Kinane; June 27: High Desert Pipes and Drums; July 11: Libraries Rock! With Tall Paul; July 18: Symbols of Enchantment with Curious Chris; July 25: Songs and Stories with Seth Hoffman

Tween Events (9-12 years): June 7: Sun Catcher Wind Chimes; June 14: Drinking Straw Pan Pipes; June 21: “Rock On!” Rock Friends; June 28: SIng a SOng with Jacqueline Zander-Wall; July 12: DIY Sound-Boosting Speakers; July 19: “B-Sharp”-ie Decorated Shells; July 26: Summer Memories Paper Bag Scrapbook

Teen Events (13-17 years): June 7: Tassel Watercolor Bookmarks; June 14: Pop-Up Greeting Cards; June 21: Friendship Bracelets; June 28: Face Masks for Teens; July 12: “Permanently Yours” Decorated Mugs; July 19: The Science of Sound; July 26: DIY Duct Tape Fidget Spinner

Weekly Story Time: Family Story Time: a program for children of all ages, featuring books, puppets, music, movement, science activities, movies and/or crafts to encourage early literacy skills. All ages welcome. Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Read to the Dogs: a program for children who need encouragement in reading out loud. A relaxed atmosphere for reading to therapy dogs. Recommended for children learning to read or who struggle reading out loud. Wednesdays 1 p.m.

Edgewood Library

Registration is May 14- June 4. Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. throughout the Summer Reading Program from June 5-July 24, there will be fun, engaging activities for everyone to enjoy. Kids can complete reading logs and compete to win a prize. After a child turns in a completed log they can choose a prize from the treasure box and ask for another reading log. At the end of the summer families are invited to celebrate the reading effort of the children with a pizza party on July 24 from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Drop Everything and Read: kindergarten through 6th grade kids with parental supervision listen to classical story chapters and participate in activities. Thursdays 4 p.m.

Explora Community Event: Participants will enjoy table top activities, mini-exhibits and investigations. All activities will be exploring sound. June 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Gimme That Folksy Sound: Learn about jug bands and instruments made from homemade instruments and making nontraditional sounds for music. Bob VanAllen and the Mountside Jug band will be teaching kids about jug bands and their instruments. June 12 at 10:30 a.m.

The Way of the Drum: Arnold Herrera will take an audience on a journey to his native Cochiti Pueblo by sharing personal experiences, traditional stories, and teachings, while demonstrating steps to construct the Cochiti drum. Participants will get to make a drum as well. June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Curious Chris the Singing Scientist: infusing original acoustic music with hands-on science. Chris will sing his way through the NM state symbols. Sing-a-long fun on June 26 at 10:30 a.m.

The Dynamic Classical Guitar: Local musician, Ruth Jensen, will introduce participants to the classical guitar, showcasing the different parts and mechanics behind it dynamic sound while treating the audience to some live music. Participants will make their own guitars from recycled material.

Let’s Polka People: It’s time to polka with avid enthusiast Linda Holle. She will share some history surrounding the music and then teach participants a simple dance. July 10 at 10:30 a.m.

A Scottish Tradition: Experience a piece of Scottish heritage with Highland Desert Pipes and Drums of ABQ. July 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Moriarty Library

Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! Registration June 4 at the kickoff party 1-3 p.m. Kids can enter anytime during the summer program. It’s an 8-week program.

Summer Camps

This year’s East Mountain Centre Theatre’s Summer Drama Camp for children 7 – 15 years old will be June 4 – 15, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vista Grande Community Center. Stephen Burhoe is the instructor. The camp cost is $260. For online registrations, go to emct.org and scroll down. Further information call 505.681.8376.

Jr Zoo Keeper Camp: Children between the ages 8 to 12 years will have a rare opportunity to experience up close and learn about New Mexico’s native wildlife and plants, and observe what zookeepers do on a day to day basis. Children will interact with animals in a safe and educational environment, make toys for the wildlife, observe their behavior, and get behind the scenes tours led by zookeepers.

Hummingbird Music, Art and Chess Camp: Ages 8-14. May 29-July 29. The Hummingbird Music Camp season is 9 weeks long. Each week begins on a Sunday at 4 pm and ends on the following Sunday after the Art Exhibit and Concert. There is a full concert at the end of each camp session that begins at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. There is also a concert in the Village Park in Jemez Springs that begins at 6 pm on Saturday. There is a voluntary concert of solo performances on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 11 am in the Gallery. Registration in the gallery ends at 1:30 p.m.; however, you may register later in the office if need be. Please remember, Camp begins at 4 pm. Non-refundable $200.00 deposit when registered for one week. The balance is due when you bring your child to camp. Payments prior to bringing children to camp are acceptable. For more information, call the Camp Office at (575) 829-3060.

Camp Oro Quay: Group Retreat, Kid’s Camp, Church outing, wedding, family reunion, band/sports camps, team building, School picnic, Outdoor Education field trip, etc. For more information info@oroquay.org or call 281-5474. Singing Hills Ministries is a non-denominational, Bible based organization with a desire to make a difference in the lives of youth and adults.

Rt 66 Arts Alliance Summer Arts Day Camp: June 4-8 and June 11-15. 2 weeks from 9 a.m. to noon. $30/week for kids aged 8-18. Music, arts and more. Student interns and mural project. For more information send email to rt66artsalliance@gmail.com

Rock Climbing Summer Camp: Stone Age Climbing Gym. Programs for kids aged 6-13. For more information, call 341-2016 or go to www.climbstoneage.com/youth-camps.

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Summer Camp: Register online for “Science is everywhere” week-long summer camps. May 29-August 10. Ages 6-12. Camp sessions include Space Explorers, Code of the Robot, Fractal Fantasy, Hogwerts, Spy Kids, Beakers, Bubbles and Reactions, ARTifacts and more. Visit nuclearmuseum.org or call 245-2137 for more information.

Moriarty Pinto Camps

Registration forms available at meds.us. For more information, call the athletic office 832-5951.

Dance Camp: June 5-7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grades 2-8 at the MHS GYM. $40; Track and Field Twilight Meets June 5,12,19 & 26 from 6:30 p.m. MHS Track. Free. All ages; Pinto Football Camp June 12-14 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. MHS football field. Ages 5-12 $20; Pintos Soccer Camp June 20-21 from 6-8 p.m. Edgewood middle school track. All ages and experience levels welcome. $30; Little Pintos boys basketball camp June 4 and 6 from 9-11 a.m. Grades 1-9 $30; Girls basketball skills camp June 4-6 from 9-11 a.m. MHS Gm. Grades 1-9 $30; Girls Pre-season camp July date email vluker65@gmail.com for more information; Middle school volley ball skills camp August 6-8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MHS gym. Grades 5-8 $40; High school volleyball skills clinic August 6-8 from 1-4 p.m. MHS gym. Grades 9-12 $50.

Classes

Tremko Karate Classes. Monday through Friday 4-5 p.m. Saturdays 9-10 a.m. Register at Family Fitness & MMA in Edgewood, ask for Jeremy Tremko. Ages 4 and up. $60/ month. Families of 4 or more $180/month. For more information call 228-1885 or 220-6894 or search Tremko Karate on Facebook.

Kid Goat Yoga at Wildlife West Nature Park starting MAY 18. Classes will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. All ages welcome. Class size is limited. Registration is required. $20 per person. For more information call 281-7655.

Elevation Boxing and Fitness Summer Schedule

For more information call 448-6876 or search Elevation Boxing and Fitness on Facebook. Mondays: Boxing 1-2 p.m.; Kickboxing 2-3 p.m.; Kids 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Advanced kids 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Teens 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Boxing-kickboxing 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Boxing 8-9 a.m.; Women’s kickboxing 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Boxing 11 a.m. to noon; Kickboxing 12-1 p.m.; Women’s Kickboxing 1-2 p.m.; Open Gym 5-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Boxing 1-2 p.m.; Kickboxing 2-3 p.m.; Kids 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Advanced kids 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Teens 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Boxing-kickboxing 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays: Boxing 8-9 a.m.; Women’s kickboxing 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Boxing 11 a.m. to noon; Kickboxing 12-1 p.m.; Women’s Kickboxing 1-2 p.m.; Open Gym 5-9:30 p.m. Fridays: Boxing 1-2 p.m.; Kickboxing 2-3 p.m.; Kids 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Advanced kids 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Teens 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Boxing-kickboxing 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturdays: Boxing 8-9 a.m.; Kickboxing 10-11:30 a.m.; Women’s Kickboxing 3-4 p.m.; Boxing 4:30-6 p.m. Sundays: Boxing 8-9 a.m.; Kickboxing 10-11:30 a.m.; Women’s Kickboxing 3-4 p.m.; Boxing 4:30-6 p.m.

East Mountain Dance Summer Schedule

June 4-July 27. For more information call 281-6141 or email info.eastmountaindance@gmail.com.

Mondays: Studio A: Gymnastics A 6+ 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Gymnastics B 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Broadway 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Conditioning Teen/Adult 7:30-8:30 p.m. Studio B: Dance Aerobics 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays: Studio A: Preschool 3+ 9-10 a.m.; Foundations Tap/Ballet/Jazz 5+ 10-11 a.m.; Preschool 3+ 4-5 p.m.; Ballet B 5-6 p.m.; Jazz B 6-7 p.m.; Hip-Hop 10+ 7:30-8:30 p.m. Studio B: Ballet/Jazz A 8+ 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Yoga Adult 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hip-Hop 5+ 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: Studio A: Preschool 3+ 4-5 p.m.; Foundations Tap/Ballet/Jazz 5+ 5-6 p.m.; Modern B 6-7:30 p.m. Studio B: Tap 6+ 4:30-5:15 p.m.; Tap Teen/Adult 10+ 5:15-6 p.m.; Ballet Teen/Adult 6-7 p.m.; Pointe Adult 7-7:30 p.m. Thursdays: Studio A: Toddler 1.5-3 yrs. 9-9:45 a.m.; Preschool 3+ 10-11 a.m.; Preschool Gymnastics 3+ 4:4:30 p.m.; Jazz C/D 4:30-6 p.m.; Modern Level 2 6:7:30 p.m.; Ballet C/D Pre/Beginning Point 6-8 p.m.; Studio B: Dance/Aerobics 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Jazz Teen/Adult 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The Village Guitarist

Summer classes 6 weeks per class $75. For more information, call 281-2608.

Community Centers

Los Vecinos Summer Program. Registration open. Ages 5-14. 5 year olds must have completed kindergarten and turned 5 by September 2017. Program fee is $260 per child. Registration fee $15 for first child and $10 for each additional child. June 11-July 27 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free Summer Lunch program. For more information, call 314-0240.

Vista Grande Summer Program. Registration open. Ages 5-14. 5 year olds must have completed kindergarten and turned 5 by September 2017. Program fee is $260 per child. Registration fee $15 for first child and $10 for each additional child. June 11-July 27 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free Summer Lunch program. For more information, call 468-7500.

Swimming

The Estancia pool is going to open June 5 and it’ll be open from Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6 p.m. Also available is to participate on a swim team this summer and if anyone has a child 14 years and younger that is interested, registration June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Estancia park. For more information, esperanza.sanchezapodaca@gmail.com $3 admission.

Santa Rosa Lake State Park offers swimming, boating, camping, hiking, birding, fishing and equestrian activities for the whole family. Call 575-472-3110 or visit emnrd.state.nm.us for more information.

The Blue Hole and Conference Center offers swimming, scuba diving and recreational activities for the whole family. Call 575-472-3763 for more information.

Highland Pool

A 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with a 3-meter and 1-meter diving board and an outdoor wading pool. For more information, location or to get schedule of hours of operation call 256-2096 or highlandpool@cabq.gov.

Miscellaneous

Movie Night at Edgewood Soccer Park, Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children. MAY 26 at 7:30 p.m. Free popcorn. Bring your chairs or a blanket. No pets allowed, service animals only. Movie is rated PG 13.

Movies in the Park: Spider-Man Homecoming JUNE 9 at Vista Grande Community Center. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 468-7500.

Movies in the Park: Spider-Man Homecoming JUNE 14 at Vista Grande Community Center. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 468-7500.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at Los Vecinos Community Center JULY 21. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 314-0240.

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 3 at Los Vecinos Community Center JULY 26. Free. Bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. For more information call 314-0240.

Abo Astronomy Event JUNE 9. 6-10 p.m. Free to the public. Ranger led rock art tour leaving the Abo visitor center at 6:30, a return to the ruins for sunset photography opportunities followed by guided night sky viewing through telescopes. Please bring only red lights to preserve night vision, red cellophane will also be available. A light jacket, water and sturdy shoes are also recommended. For questions please call 505-847-2400.

15th Annual East Mountain Fiber Farm and Studio Tour June 9-10. Visit alpaca, sheep and goat farms to visit with the animals, talk to the shepherds, learn about raising fiber animals and purchase fleeces. Tour fiber studios and shops for hand-painted yarns, hand-painted silks, roving , hand-woven and felted garments, hand hooked rugs, one-of-a-kind buttons and other fiber arts supplies. Learn about spinning, weaving, dyeing and felting from fiber artists. Admission is free and maps are available at Edgewood Yarns & Fibers and online at www.eastmountainfibertour.com.

July 4th Field of Arts Festival. Free live music all day, local artists and writers, 4H Horse rides, great food and more. At the Edgewood Soccer Field. For more information call 414-1292 or go online route66artsalliance.org.