Public Safety & Consumer Protection Fair Offers Resources for Residents and Neighborhoods
You’re invited to attend the Public Safety and Consumer Protection Fair on Tuesday, April 3, at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will provide numerous safety and security resources, and presentations on personal information safety, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office, the Albuquerque Police Department, the ACLU, and many more. For questions, call 505-768-3000 or 505-346-6601, or see the attached flyer.
Summer Recreation Programs Now Accepting Applications
The Family and Community Services Department is now accepting applications for summer programs, and you don’t want to miss out. Visit:http://www.cabq.gov/family/community-centers/community-center-locations to learn more about Summer Recreation Programs and how to apply.
All City Library Branches Closed on Friday, April 6
All branches of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 6, as all library staff will be attending training. Online services will still be available, and regular hours will resume on Saturday, April 7. For more information on our library branches, services, and products for check-out, visit: www.abqlibrary.org
Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town
· Anderson Hills Neighborhood Association, Monday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m., Private Residence. E-mail: jlapitz for more information.
· Holiday Park Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail:holidayparkneighborhood for more information.
· Paradise Hills Civic Association, Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., Paradise Hills Community Center. E-mail: phcassoc for more information.
· Victory Hills Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: eebrecht for more information.
· West Old Town Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: bengpl150for more information.
· District 7 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m., Horn YMCA. E-mail: davidh.d7 for more information.
· Downtown Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary. E-mail: holly.siebert for more information.
· Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail:jfworrall for more information.
· Silver Platinum Downtown Neighborhood Association, Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m., Tucano’s Restaurant. E-mail:rc for more information.
· Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association, Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m., Washington Middle School Library. E-mail: silverlopez for more information.
· Thomas Village Neighborhood Association, Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m., Dulcinea Park. E-mail: dlrhealing for more information.
Fiestas de Albuquerque Honors Founding Families
Don’t miss the annual Fiestas de Albuquerque on Saturday, April 7 in Old Town! This yearly cultural event celebrates Albuquerque’s birthday, showcases the diverse culture, history and traditions of our city, honors the founding families with a parade, and is family-friendly, free, and open to the public! Learn more at: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/historic-old-town/fiestas-de-albuquerque
Veteran’s Outreach Events This Week
If you’re a veteran or know someone who is, these weekly events hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Affairs are for you! This week’s event takes place Wednesday, April 4 at the Valle del Norte Community Center, 1812 Candelaria NW, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Information on property tax exemptions, benefits, veteran’s license plates, and much more, will be on offer. Don’t forget your DD-214. To learn more about these veteran’s outreach events, e-mail: josephm.dorn
Tips to Avoid Mail Theft
Mail theft continues to be a concern citywide. Below are some tips to help avoid becoming a victim and to keep your mail and information safe:
· Try not to put outgoing mail in your mailbox. Instead, take it to the local post office or drop it in one of the blue U.S. Postal Service collection boxes.
· Don’t leave mail in your box overnight, and check it as soon as possible each day.
· If you’re expecting credit cards, checks, or other valuable items to be delivered, ask a trusted neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your mail.
· Consider getting a locked mail box at your residence, or a post office box.
· If your mail is stolen, report it immediately to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or online at: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov
· Consider signing up for the U.S. Postal Service’s free Informed Delivery Service, which allows you to see what mail you will have delivered, gives tracking information if available, and allows you to offer delivery instructions. Visit: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action to learn more.
Volunteers Honored For Service to City
Are you a volunteer or do you know someone who is? Tuesday, April 3 is the day all City volunteers will be honored on this Day of Recognition for National Service, with a ceremony and lunch, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Both lunch and parking are free. To learn more, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/abq-volunteers/volunteer-of-the-year
Call for Public Art in Downtown Civic Plaza
The Albuquerque Public Art Program is seeking artists to submit proposals to design and transform two upright, playable pianos as temporary public art installations at Civic Plaza during Summer 2018. The deadline to submit your proposal is Sunday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. You can apply online at:https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/public-art/for-artists
ONC Conflict Resolution Series Offers Article on Perspective Insight
The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) offers a variety of online resources for your neighborhood and residents to work together in a positive and productive manner, and our latest Conflict Resolution article, titled “Improving Your Perspective,” shares some suggestions and ideas on changing your own viewpoint to better work with others and find solutions. To read this article, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/news/improving-your-perspective
Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office