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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out the community events taking place in New Mexico October 22-28.



Oct. 22 -! Cine Magnifico! Latinx FilmFestival 2021 – Albuquerque’s premier Latino film festival kicks off for the ninth time this weekend. Cine Magnifico is hosting a hybrid event with events and demonstrations both in person and online. The festival shows 20 films that are New Mexico premieres and all of which are directed by Latin American filmmakers. The films will be screened in the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill. For a full list of virtual and in-person events and films, visit cinemegnifico.com.

22.-31. Oct – Terrifying Fall Festival – This is a culinary journey through the classic places that make October such a cool time of year. Autumn food flavors accompany a visual powerhouse of creepy locations and interactive elements. Frightening Fall Feast is a new addition to the haunted house genre with food. The event takes place in the Electric Playhouse. Tickets start at $ 89 per adult and $ 49 for children.

Oct 22 – Nov 13 – Ofrendas Comunitarias: Muertos y Marigolds – The exhibition brings together over a dozen artists, parishioners, local organizations and schools to commemorate our deceased and to participate in the mourning and celebration of our community and their loved ones through the creation of altars, a central part of the Celebration of the Day of the Dead. On Friday, October 8th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., meet the people who created the altars and speak to community organizers, artists, and leaders. Location: 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105. The exhibition runs Friday October 8 through Saturday November 13, 2021. The museum and altars are open Thursday through Saturday 10 am-6pm and are free and for open to the public.

22.-23. Oct – FLOWER HOUR Screening – Bring your friends, bring your family, bring a stranger you met at a bar, and see psychedelic and experimental cinema from Albuquerque and around the world. Entry to The Guild Cinema is free, so get there early to secure your spot as seating is limited. This event only takes place on October 22nd and 23rd at 10:30 pm, so don’t miss it.

23 Oct – 3rd Annual Junk Jog – Join Keep Albuquerque Beautiful and the city’s waste management department for the third annual Keep Albuquerque Beautiful junk jog plogging event. Plogging is a combination of jogging and collecting trash. Each plogger receives a plastic garbage bag, gloves and a garbage gripper to collect the garbage, as well as an official T-shirt. At water stops along the route, volunteers cheer on the participants and help the ploggers to exchange filled garbage bags for new ones. At the end of the jog, each plogger’s garbage bags are counted. Prizes will be given to the individual and group that collects the most trash.

23 Oct – Burque Fall Social – A free fall fashion show featuring about 30 vendors, including food, music, and art. There will be a costume contest, food promotion, raffle raffle and much more. All food donations go to Roadrunner Food Bank and 100% of the proceeds go to Casa Q. Both are nonprofit organizations helping new Mexican families, one with food insecurity and the other with housing; including LGBTQ + children at risk of homelessness. The celebrations begin at 9 a.m. in Tiguex Park.

Oct. 23 – Downtown Growers’ Market – As Albuquerque’s longest running farmers market, featuring locally grown produce, locally grown meat, eggs, and honey. A wide range of locally made food and drink (packaged and prepared on site) is offered each week. Lots of local artists and personal care providers. The market accepts EBT / SNAP and doubles your spending with the Double Up Food Bucks Program. They also accept FreshRX prescriptions, WIC, and senior checks.

23 Oct – Hike to End Hunger of the Rio Grande Food Project – Join the Rio Grande Food Project for the 6th Annual Hike to End Hunger presented by Vitality Works and raising awareness and funding for RGFP’s hunger control and prevention programs promotes. You will take a 5.5 mile (or shorter) circular hike along the Bosque Trail during the high fall season. After your hike, join the group on the Boxing Bear patio for food truck nosh and tasty drinks. Visit www.rgfp.org for more details.

23 Oct – ABQ Spooky Art Hunt & Market – The # ABQSPOOKYARTHUNT2021 takes place tucked away across the city from 9:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is a game by Finders Keeper. That is, if you find the art, it is yours. They ask that when you find a piece of art, you contact the artist (you can find information about this on each piece of art) and tell them the piece was found so they can share it on their social media so people know that they have to stop looking.

23-24 Oct – Expo New Mexico Flea Market – New Mexico’s largest open air market is located in Albuquerque on the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard. The flea market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the weather is nice.

23-24 Oct – New Mexico Artisan Market in the Bazaar – New Mexico Artisan Market is a showcase of New Mexico’s finest artisans and manufacturers. Visit on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is now located at The Bazaar in Albuquerque, 1904 Bellamah Ave.

October 24th – Rail Yards Market – The Rail Yards Market brings together several local farms from the Albuquerque area and the central Rio Grande Valley to offer you a rich selection of seasonal vegetables and fruits from the region. Each week is a little different and includes a variety of products from participating farms. Most weeks there are 5 to 8 types of vegetables, including vegetables and fruits depending on the season.

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23 Oct – Music & Games in the Park – Visit Alto Park every Saturday afternoon for a family-friendly event for all ages with live and recorded music, exercise games, yoga, and sound healing. You want to create a safe, welcoming container in which children and adults can play and dance together. Every week new musical talents, movement workshops and energy healers are presented. Donate $ 10, children $ 5.

23rd October – Rio Rancho Fall Festival – The city of Rio Rancho announced its first Rio Rancho Fall Festival, which is a free, family-friendly event. This year the celebrations will take place in the new Campus Park in the city center and in the Rio Rancho Events Center from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sky Room in Campus Park. There is something for everyone at this community event: Carnival games, pumpkin carving, food trucks, beer gardens, handicrafts, drinks or delicacies.

23 Oct Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market – Local food, crafts, and entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday in downtown Las Cruces. Market opening times are Wednesday and Saturday from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

23 Oct – Glenwood Street Market – The vendors sell handmade items, groceries, jewelry, metal art, cutting boards, pumpkin art, plants, canned foods, organic vegetables, and a variety of common to unusual. The market takes place every Saturday at Mile Marker 51 on Highway 180 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

23 Oct – Socorro Farmers ‘Market – Visit the Socorro Farmer’s Market, which is part of the New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association. Due to COVID-19, they are currently in operation Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. as a passage in front of Smith’s. They will only sell edible goods for now. You won’t be selling items as a single vendor either, but by item type. If you have a specific vendor to shop with, let the market know at the time of purchase.

October 24th – The Railyard Artisan Market in Santa Fe – The Railyard Artisan Market, which started in 2009, represents a wide variety of New Mexico’s artists and artisans. The Sunday market offers a unique opportunity to enjoy local art and music in the farmers market pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., find ceramics, painting, jewelry, sculpture, fiber art, photography, blown glass, handcrafted teas, and handcrafted herbal body products. Location: 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Oct 28 – Downtown Maker’s Market – Farmingtons Downtown Maker’s Market takes place every Thursday evening from June to October. Located in the “heart” of downtown, Maker’s Market features local manufacturers and growers selling fresh produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, handcrafted leather goods, art, reused items, and more. The sellers are local and whether it is handmade, homemade or home grown.

Albuquerque notices

🔶 Postal ballot papers can be requested until Thursday October 28th – Starting Tuesday October 5th, the Bernalillo District Office will begin sending postal ballot papers to those who have requested them. There are three ways of doing this for people who have not requested a postal vote and would like to vote by postal vote. You can complete an application on BerncoVotes.org and submit it online, download the application, fill it out by post or request an application by calling 505-243-VOTE. The last day that a postal vote can be requested for the regular local elections is Thursday, October 28th. Citizens can register at the Clerk’s Annex at 1500 Lomas NW in Albuquerque. Please bring up-to-date valid photo ID, a recent electricity bill, student ID or other government document that contains the applicant’s name and current address.

🔶 Halloween treats can be tricky for pets – When Halloween approaches, it’s always good to remember that Halloween treats for humans can be tricky for our fur babies. Here is a short list of common Halloween-themed off-limit goodies for Fido and Fluffy:

  • chocolate
  • nuts
  • Grapes
  • Xylitol, found in sugar-free chewing gum and some peanut butters
  • alcohol

You can find more information about which foods are good and which are not at: www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/human-foods-dogs-can-and-cant-eat/

Notes on New Mexico

🔶 FBI: Threats Against Election Workers In New Mexico Will Not Be Tolerated – The FBI and US attorneys announced that they will vigorously investigate and prosecute threats against election workers and officials, even if there are no federal candidates in New Mexico next month. In July, the Justice Department announced a law enforcement task force to address mounting threats against election workers, administrators, civil servants and others in connection with the electoral process. As a member of the task force, the FBI will vigorously and thoroughly investigate allegations that election officials have been threatened or intimidated. The public can contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) to report suspected threats or acts of violence. You can also file a complaint online at tips.fbi.gov.

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