Neighborhood News

     Ladera Heights National Night Out Ice Cream Social
Come join your neighbors at the Ladera Golf Course Banquet Room for an old fashioned Ice Cream Social on Tuesday August 6th from    6 - 8 pm.  We're going to enjoy ice cream cones, cookies, and coffee/teas in celebration of our neighborhood and neighbors.  Mark your calendars and make a point of joining us for a relaxing summer evening.                        

                      Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office
                    July Issue of the "Communicator"

             Free Child and Infant CPR Seminars in July
The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two free seminars on Child and Infant CPR and Choking at the Wells Park Spray Pad, 500 Mountain Rd. NW, now in July! If you're a parent or caretaker, you won't want to miss these classes. Certified lifeguard instructors from the City's Aquatic Division will teach CPR and other lifesaving techniques. Dates and times are listed below and registration is limited to 20 participants each, so make sure and register today by calling Phillip Carlan at 768-5303.
                      Tuesday, July 16, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
                      Saturday, July 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

               Lavender Festival Coming this Weekend
Love lavender? Lavender in the Village is happening Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 at the Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW! This is an excellent opportunity to stock up on great-smelling lavender, buy some lavender products and culnary treats, and enjoy the North Valley! Parking is limited. To learn more about this event, visit:

      Half-Price Weekend at BioPark, Zoo and Aquarium
Mark your calendar and plan to take the family to the BioPark for Half-Price Weekend! Saturday, July 20 through Sunday, July 21 gets you in at the Zoo or the Aquarium for only $5 per adult, $2.75 per senior citizen and $2.50 per kid under 18! It's a great opportunity to see some of the new exhibits and revisit some of the regular ones! To learn more about Half-Price Weekend, visit :

Senior Law Office Presents Consumer Protection TipsThe Senior Citizen's Law Office will inform you how to protect yourself from individuals looking out for their interests and not yours.                                 Barelas Community Center, 801 Barelas SW
                Thursday, July 18 from 10:30 - 11:30 am 

      APD presents crime prevention for seniors
Senior citizens currently represent the most rapidly growing segment of the population in the United States.  Currently, one in every eight Americans is over 65.  This class covers personal safety recommendations, in the home, safety in the car, when shopping or out in public or when using public transportation.
                   Barelas Community Center, 801 Barelas SW
                      Wednesday July 24 from 1:00 - 2:00pm

            Neighborhood Engagement Process Update

As many of you know, the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is in the middle of the Neighborhood Engagement Process (NEP). This process is in place to gather information from community stakeholders that will help shape the amendments to the Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance (NARO). The NEP process includes the hiring of not only the independent contractor Social Innovations Strategy Group (SISGroup), but also facilitators employed by SISGroup to assist. These facilitators are: Dr. Rudy Garcia, Jamie Welles, Barbara Garcia, Antonio Maestas, and Lara Bryson. These facilitators, along with Everette Hill, will be continuing to contact stakeholders in the community to gather their input. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ONC and we can clarify any issues. Please take a minute and familiarize yourself with all of the facilitators. 

         FREE Movie this week at the Kimo Theater
As part of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, the film E.T. The Extraterrestrial will be shown for FREE Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the KIMO Theater. This is a great opportunity to take your kids who haven't seen the film and enjoy it together! To learn more about the Summer Reading Program, visit:

    City Web Pages  Make It Easier to Request Services
Some City Departments have added self-reporting tools on their websites to make it easier for citizens to report crime, request help and services in their neighborhoods. Below are four self-reporting pages to make it easier for you to connect!

           Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block

Fight crime in your block: consider starting a Neighborhood Watch on your block.  This is one of the best ways to reduce crime and get to know your neighbors at the same time.  Contact LHNA and we will assist you in starting a Neighborhood Watch in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department.  Once you have set up your Neighborhood Watch Ladera Heights Neighborhood Association will pay for the Neighborhood Watch signs.  Take an active role in creating a safer more secure neighborhood by organizing a Neighborhood Watch on your block. 

Guidelines for starting a Neighborhood Watch

City of Albuquerque Website

What's Happening In Albuquerque

ABQ - 311

Bernalillo County Government

Albuquerque Public Schools