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  • Neighborhood Events and Helpful News

    5th Annual “Your Track to Success” Job Fair Open to Public
    Know someone looking for a job? Send them to the 5th Annual Your Track to Success Employment Event, on Tuesday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Manzano Mesa Multi-Generational Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE. The first 200 attendees will receive a free tote bag and free Rail Runner pass! To learn more,

    visit: www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Job-Fairs/your-track-to-success-08202019


    Dog Walker Watch Encourages Neighborhood Residents to Help Prevent Crime
    Love to walk your dog? Worried about crime in your neighborhood? Why not join the Dog Walker Watch Program? This national initiative encourages people to be consciously aware of what’s going on around them while out walking their furry friends! There are thousands of dog owners in Albuquerque, and these eyes and ears can be a valuable crime-fighting asset to our city. To learn more about the program and how to sign up, visit: www.natw/dog-walker-watch


    School is Starting August 12, (Some Safety Reminders)
    Back to school is nearly here! Both Albuquerque Public Schools and CNM start on Monday, August 12, and UNM kicks off the semester a week later on Monday, August 19. With so many students out and about, it’s important to keep an eye out for kids getting on and off school buses and crossing busy streets, slow down when driving in school zones, and remember there will be extra traffic around all schools, including UNM and CNM campuses. Help everyone get back to school safely! For student tips and resources, visit: www.cabq.gov/student-guide


    Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!
    Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of online learning resources, CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a flower, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.orgfor a complete catalog of free items for checking out!


    Northwest Area Command Community Policing Council Meetings:

    Held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. The meeting is at the Northwest Area Command Substation located at 10401 Cibola Loop, NW 87114 across from Cibola High School.

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event. 

    Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day.  Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

    WHEN:          August 24, 2019 from 10am to 3pm

    WHERE:        Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113

    Please find link below to visit our website and/or download, print, and fill out the event form prior to the day of the event.



    Free Mundos de Mestizaje Tour at National Hispanic Cultural Center Every Weekend
    Have you seen the Mundos de Mestizaje mural at the National Hispanic Cultural Center yet? If not, take the family this weekend for a free tour of the mural inside the torreón at the NHCC.  To learn more, visit: http://mundos.nationalhispaniccenter.org

    Several City Pools Staying Open Through September
    Pool time isn’t over just yet! The Parks and Recreation Department will keep several pools open through the end of September, including Rio Grande, Wilson, West Mesa, Eisenhower, Sierra Vista and Sunport. Hours of operation vary for each pool, so visit: www.cabq.gov/aquatics to find out when you can splash around!

    Community Emergency Preparedness Training This Week and the Public is Invited!
    In a large-scale disaster, most rescues are performed by neighbors, not first responders who are typically overwhelmed with responding to the emergency. As a neighborhood resident, are you prepared for a disaster? Could you perform life-saving first aid to help your family, friends and neighbors? The City of Albuquerque’s Office of Emergency Management is offering a free community training on Disaster Preparedness this Thursday, August 22, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the St. Luke Lutheran Church (9100 Menaul Blvd NE) and you are invited! To learn more, e-mail Nick Zubel at: nzubel@cabq.gov

    Senior Citizens’ Day Trivia at the Cherry Hills Library Brings a Blast from the Past!
    Did you know that National Senior Citizens’ Day is Saturday, August 24? The Cherry Hills Library (6901 Barstow NE) is celebrating our community seniors by hosting Blast from the Past Senior Trivia from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Drop by with your favorite senior citizen and learn some fun retro facts this weekend! Visit: https://abqlibrary.org/cherryhills to learn about this and other fun programs the Cherry Hills Library has to offer!


    Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana Youth Fall Dance Classes.
    Please join us for Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana Youth Fall Dance Classes!
    When : Aug 03, 2019 10:00 AM – Sep 14, 2019 01:00 PM
    Where : South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE,  505-848-1320
    Every Saturday for 6 weeks.    Registration is required.

    Please come to the South Broadway Cultural Center office to register.  For Ages 5 – 17 years old.  Limit 20 students per class.
    Class Times:  5-8 years old:  10:00am – 11:00am,  9-11 year olds:  11:00 – 12:00pm, 12 – 17 year olds:  12:00 – 1:00pm
    For more information call Ballet Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana at 505- 944-5034 or email:  fiestamexicana.nm@gmail.com

    There will be no class on Saturday, August 31 due to the Labor Day Holiday.


    Free general admission to Albuquerque Museum 

    On the following dates :

    Sep 04, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Oct 02, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Nov 06, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Dec 04, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Jan 01, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Enjoy a pleasant stroll in our sculpture garden with a friendly docent who will sharing stories  on the artists and their works. No reservations necessary.  General admission is free

    for the following times also:
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month
    5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday


    Senior Centers Offer Wide Variety of Activities and Services for 62+

    We all know a senior citizen, whether it’s a family member, a friend or a neighbor! Why not recommend some of the great free services offered by our Department of Senior Affairs? Our many Senior Centers offer a wide variety of classes and activities ranging from computer literacy to tax assistance to basketball to knitting to wood carving, and everything in between! Visit:www.cabq.gov/seniors/events to learn more!


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    311 Customer Service Survey Invites Public Feedback

    Have you taken the 311 Customer Service Survey yet? This online survey offers you the chance to give feedback and share ideas for making the City’s 311 service more open, accessible and accountable to the community it serves. To take the survey, visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8TKMZV

    311 Citizen Contact Center

    Information about the 311 Citizen Contact Center.

    The 311 Citizen Contact Center is a centralized call center for the City of Albuquerque. The 311 service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services.

    We answer questions and respond to requests for service.


    Monday through Saturday – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal welfare calls and fixed bus times)

    How Can We Help?

    There are several ways the City of Albuquerque and 311 can answer questions or requests for service.

    Click here for website


    The new City website link to report abandoned vehicles.

        Report Abandoned Vehicles at: https://www.cabq.gov/report-abandoned-vehicles/report-abandoned-vehicles


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    Sign Up for APD’s Security Camera Analytical Network! Does your home or business have a security camera? Register it with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) Security Camera Analytical Network (SCAN) network at: www.cabq.gov/scan. Connecting your street-facing security camera to the SCAN network can help counter crime in your area and helps APD with visual surveillance and information in the event a crime was captured on camera.



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Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself from identity theft is one of those topics that require frequent review. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) gave us these tips in the Weekly E-News of Monday, January 14, 2019. I would also like to encourage you to get your credit frozen/blocked through each credit reporting agency (Equifax, Transunion, and Experion.) Learn how from the US Federal Trade Commission at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs . This is now a free service. And, no one can access your information to open new accounts without your prior authorization. Wishing you the best at safeguarding your information.

“Identity theft is a concern everyone shares. Here are a few tips from the Albuquerque Police Department on how to help protect yourself and your loved ones from this ongoing problem:

  • Never give out your Social Security number, particularly if someone calls or e-mails you and asks for it. Try not to carry your SSN card in your wallet.
  • Don’t respond to any unsolicited requests for personal information.
  • Consider getting a P.O. box at your closest post office. Thieves often break into mailboxes and steal credit cards, checks, or outgoing payments. If you can’t get a P.O. box, ensure that you check your mail every single day.
  • If you have a community mailbox in your neighborhood, check your mail every day and encourage your neighbors to do the same. If possible, ask a neighbor living close to the community mailbox to keep a regular eye on it.
  • If you are traveling for longer than a week, have a trusted neighbor pick up your mail, or have at temporary hold put on your mail at your post office.
  • When buying gas, try to go inside and have the store clerk run your credit/debit card, rather than using the outside card reader. Identity thieves are very good at installing skimmers that can read your card information and be used to create duplicate cards.
  • Check your banking accounts and credit card accounts frequently, and watch for unauthorized transactions, even small ones.
  • Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements, and expired cards, to prevent “dumpster divers” from getting your information.
  • Install firewalls and anti-virus software on your home computer and personal smart phone and tablet devices.
  • Create complex and different passwords for each of your online accounts. Change your password immediately if any of your credit card or banking companies has a data breach.

For more crime-prevention information, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/crime-prevention-safety .”


Finding a New BFF?

After that last series, don’t we all feel that we need a really good friend? I’ve mentioned my Best Friend Forever (BFF), Aria, before. There is no doubt of the love and support we get from our furry BFFs*. Dogs and cats are regulars in hospitals, social centers, schools, and libraries these days**. They comfort the ill, listen to children read, and help us get our exercise. Spring is a great time to get a new BFF.

Bernalillo County recently announced the opening of the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center. “This new animal care and resource center, at 3001 Second St. SW, is a little over 17,000 square feet and includes space for approximately 117 to 150 dogs and approximately 80-100 cats. Since many parts of the county are in rural areas, this new shelter will also provide more adequate housing for horses, cows, sheep and other livestock. Some of the exciting new programs and services will include many types of volunteer and recreational opportunities, educational and training classes for people and animals, camp programs, spay and neuter, microchipping and vaccination clinics, foster care, and much more.” Animal viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call (505) 314-0281 or (505) 468-PETS (468-7387) or https://www.bernco.gov/animal-care-services/animal-care-and-resource-center.aspx .

Other great options:

City of Albuquerque, Animal Welfare Department at

Eastside Shelter, 8920 Lomas Blvd NE, (505) 768-1975

Westside Shelter, 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd SW, (505) 768-1975

Lucky Paws Adoption Center, Coronado Center, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE, (505) 768-1975

PetSmart Everyday Adoption Center – 350 Eubank Blvd. NE, (505) 298-4122

or, https://www.cabq.gov/pets/adoption .

Animal Humane at

615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, (505) 255-5523 or

10141 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, (505) 323-PETS (7387)

or https://animalhumanenm.org/ .

There are many other facilities available from a web search.

* There are many websites for researching the best fit pet for you. For dogs, you can start at the American Kennel Club’s Dog Breed Selector website at https://www.akc.org/dog-breed-selector/ . Both the personality of the person and the personality of the animal must match for BFFs.

** Before bringing your BFF to any facility, please make sure the BFF and you are trained to behave correctly for that environment. A good start is the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen class – taught by various trainers in Albuquerque. Then, check with that facility for additional training requirements. In these situations, a trained dog is a blessing; and an untrained dog could be a disaster.

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