Santa Fe Railyard Park and Performance Green
Bring your families and your dancin' shoes as you get into the spirit on Father's Day when REEL FATHERS joins forces with Fan Man and Young Fathers of Santa Fe to produce Fathers Day Fiesta! - a community-wide celebration of Fathers, Sunday June 20, 1:00-10:30 PM.
It's going to be a wonderfully vibrant event with lots of fun things for families with young children and teens, Zydeco music and dance for those who love to swing out, and lots of community groups connected with children, families, and fathers. There will also be a communal ceremony honoring the fathers of Santa Fe.
REEL FATHERS is presenting two films. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief, which is for kids 8-18, starts the event at 1:00 at Warehouse 21. Then the culminating event - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - at 8:30, preceded by two exceptional youth videos.
Read the newspaper article reporting on the event in the attachment below.
Tuesday, May 25th, 6:00-7:30 PM
Join a discussion on childcare and education for infants/toddlers in Santa Fe. Without high quality childcare and education in the first three years of life, children start preschool and kindergarten already behind - and often remain that way for the rest of their lives. Come to the Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87507.
The 11th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 9, 2010 and will be celebrated until May 15, 2010. National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme "It's Your Time," the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. During National Women's Health Week, communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups work toegther to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
It is important to celebrate National Women's Health Week to remind women that taking care of themselves is esential to living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Women are often the caregivers for their spouses, children, and parents and forget to focus on their own health. Research shows that when women take care of themselves, the health of their family improves.
The New Mexico Office of the Governor's Council on Women's Health is highlighting and hosting a series of events that promote health and wellness, safe families and relationships, financial security for women, leadership, and education. Go to www.nmwellwoman.com for more information on events in New Mexico.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Attached is a calendar of 30 Ways to Strengthen Families. Visit the 2010 National Child Abuse Prevention Month website to find resources and strategies for engaging communites and supporting families. The site features:
Also attached are "Twelve Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child" in English and Spanish. Included is Advice for New Moms and Dads from the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 9:00-12:00
Santa Fe Prescription Trails joins Keep Santa Fe Beautiful for the Great American Cleanup Day, Saturday, April 24, 9:00-12:00. There will be a free picnic at noon for all volunteers at Nancy Rodrigues Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop, near Agua Fria Community Park. Call 476-7614 to volunteer and get more information.
Tiguex Park in Old Town Albuquerque
Putting the spotlight on all our successful Early Childhood organizations and programs. Come join the fun* and learn about resources to support families and young children in our community. (*Music, troubadors, activities, video interviews, and new ways to play)
Organized by Kiwanis of Albuquerque
For parents and youth (ages 12-18 years) in blended families. Come together for a day of learning about successful step families. See the attached flier for more information.
Isleta Casino & Resort, Albuquerque
The conference offers opportunities to:
For further information or to register, please call: 1-800-524-5176 (toll free in NM) or 1-505-247-0192 http://www.parentsreachingout.org/
Can you say popcorn and a movie just for Dads? See the attached flyer for an exciting opportunity for Dads only.
Be part of creating the vision to eradicate child homelessness in New Mexico! Organized by the New Mexico Campaign to End Child Homelessness, the summit will bring together homeless service providers, children's advocates, community leaders, and state and elected officials to specifically address the issues facing New Mexico's most vulnerable population - homeless children.
For more information go to www.familyhomelessness.org/NewMexico