Upcoming Events

Valencia Area Events

Check the Valencia Area page for new dates. School year is back in session and groups are starting to meet again. Both the VAFE and Calvary Chapel group you can jump into anytime during the year.

This page is for you, the homeschool community. If you have an event that you want to be posted in the announcements section, send it to me and I’ll post it. You can email directly, Delladc@outlook.com or send the information through the comment section of the website. All comments do have to be approved before posting to website due to high spam. You may also send me a message through comments, and just state that you do not want if posted to the website and it will not be posted.

Albuquerque and Statewide Events, most of these are yearly events

ERC Used Curriculum Sale & Yard Sale at the Education Resource Center
Friday, May 11th, 2018 9-3m 

Grace Baptist Chapel
12201 Comanche NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

***To reserve table space (indoors) to sell your used curriculum and books, or to reserve parking lot space (outdoors) to sell your yardsale items, please reply to this email (erc.gbc@gmail.com) with your name, contact information, and which days you will attend.

The fee for indoor book table space is $10 per table, per day, payable the day of the sale. Space is limited.

The fee for outdoor parking lot space is $5 per parking space, per day, payable the day of the sale. You may bring shade tents and accessories for your outdoor space.

The ERC will remain open all Fridays in May, 10am-4pm.

We are closed for summer break, June & July.

The ERC will re-open for the new school year Friday August 3, 2018.

Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, AYSO
Great program with lots of performances through the year. Some performances are $10 or Free. Check out their website for the latest dates. click here for AYSO website for dates and times.


Valencia County Events

World’s Largest Matanza
Held at the end of January, 2018 was held at Eagle Park with over 15,000 attending!(annual event)
The matanza is a centuries-old tradition brought to the New World by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th Century and is quite possibly the oldest European tradition still practiced in the Americas. Similar to a Hawaiian luau, it involves the butchering and cooking of an animal (in this case a pig). The meat is then shared by community members.
The Hispano Chamber of Valencia County (HCVC) re-introduces the matanza to community members each year as a way of recognizing and honoring this Hispanic tradition. HCVC holds it’s “World’s Largest Matanza” each January as a way to raise money to provide college scholarships to Valencia County college students. To date, the event has raised more than $130-thousand dollars in scholarships and helped more than 200 students meet part of their financial needs. click here for Facebook page for World’s Largest Matanza

St Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye
March 16 & 17, 2019. (this is an annual event) At Eagle Park (305 Eagle Lane) in Belen, NM. This is a FREE event with free parking. Additional parking at Belen High School. Sponsored by the City of Belen.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:30am – Mass Ascension at Eagle Park, next to the Community Center in Belen. click here for Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society Hot Air Balloon Club Also, check City of Belen facebook page.

EAA Chapter 530, FREE kids Flight
Saturday, July 14, 2018 & Oct 20, 2018 (this is an annual event), 8:30am-12pm
EAA Hanger at the South End of the field next to the Bicycle Shop
Mid Valley Air Park (E98), on HWY 314 between Los Lunas and Belen, NM
Young Eagles Flight, Fly-in Breakfast and Burger Burn. The goal of the EAA young Eagles Program is to introduce KIDS (age 8 to 17) to General Aviation and Aviation in General by giving them a FREE flight in a general aviation aircraft at no cost. Parental Permission forms will be provided as well as a Certificate of the Flight for each Young Eagle.
Cook-Out 8:30am-12pm or until we run out of food! Breakfast or Lunch- $5 per plate (donation).
Valencia News Bullentin 4/18/2018 Valencia Views

4-H Fall Festival, Oct 20th, 2018

• The 11th annual Fall Farm Festival: Saturday, Oct. 20. Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $5 at entrance for everyone 4 years old and older. Kids 3 years old and under are free. Price includes face painting, petting zoo, corn maze, wagon ride, a pumpkin to pick and take home.

Valencia County Extension office on Courthouse Rd. in Los Lunas, 565-3002, this is a 4-H sponsored event.

Education Resource Center, re-opening

Opening for Back-to-School on Friday August 7th, 10AM-4PM. Great place to check-out curriculum, books, supplemental material, and educational games. Helpful volunteers can help find items as well as give helpful advice if needed about different curriculum and learning styles. Yearly membership of $10-$15/family/year. Also, sign-up for their free emails for information on opportunities for Albuquerque area homeschoolers. More information on National and State Groups tab.

BeGreaterThanAverage.org Robotics Camps and Workshops

Be Greater Than Average Science Superheroes and young engineers!

New workshops are being added, check the website. For more information about costs and a list of other workshops, programs, and locations, please visit their site. Visit BeGreaterThanAverage.org To signup, here is the link to the form. Click here to access the form Check website for other upcoming classes. Also now offers classes at Brick and Minifig’s the lego store in Albuquerque by Cliff’s amusement park.

This is a great opportunity to introduce robotics, website building, and engineering concepts to youngsters with hands-on projects. These camps also give young people the opportunity to learn how to work in teams to accomplish complex and multifaceted tasks. Thanks to Ginger O. for forwarding us the information about this unique opportunity and for her work with the organization.

Manufacturing Day for the month of October

MFG DAY 2017 :: Every day in October is Manufacturing Day

Tours with active links are open to the public, but pre-registration is required. These dates are for the 2017 year. Please check the link at the bottom for the most up-to-date information. Follow the links below to RSVP, and check back often as new ones become available daily:


Facility Tours:
Marpac Custom, ABQ – public tours, Oct. 17
Sunpower by Positive Energy Solar, ABQ – public tours & VIP tour, Oct. 17
OGB Architectural Millwork – public tours, Oct. 18
EXHIB-IT!, ABQ – public tours, Oct. 19
Sisneros Bros. Mfg., Belen – public tours, Oct. 20
Valencia Flour Mill, Jarales/Belen – public tours, Oct. 20
HT Micro, ABQ – public tours, Oct. 25
Glass-Rite, ABQ – public tours, Oct. 25
Insight Lighting, Rio Rancho – public tours, Oct. 23 & 27

Other Events:
Advanced Manufacturing Forum, ABQ – Sept. 7
South Valley Career Fair: Pride to Profession, ABQ – Sept. 22
AFRL Inspire 2017, ABQ – TED Talks-styled event, Oct. 11
Innovate New Mexico, ABQ – technology showcase, Oct. 17
Cybersecurity for Government Contractors, ABQ – NMPTAC/NMSBDC workshop, Oct. 18
WESST Holiday Pop-Up Shop, ABQ – showcase, Oct. 20
Manufacturing Summit, ABQ – conference, Oct. 27

Manufacturing Day New Mexico Manufacturing Day started in 2015 and has increased it’s tours every year.

ERC Educational Resource Center, Used Curriculum Sale & Yard Sale

The ERC will be having its annual used curriculum sale on last weekend in May (annual event), from 10am – 4pm each day. The ERC is located in northeast Albuquerque at Grace Baptist Chapel. The address of the church is 12201 Comanche NE in Albuquerque. Individuals will be selling used curriculum and yard sale items. The fee to have a space is $5. For more information visit to the ERC’s Facebook page.

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