Wednesday, October 4, 2023

News Briefs: 4th of July prep underway across Sandoval

Placitas Summer Reading Program Begins



Ride Safely

Residents of Sandoval and Bernalillo counties can use the Uber app to receive a credit of up to $10 off two trips during the Fourth of July weekend through the ENDWI program. Under VOUCHERS, add the code FREEDOM23 to receive the credit. The offer is good from 10 a.m. June 30 to 2 a.m. July 5. However, only 2,000 trips are available through the offer and they go on a first come, first serve basis.

Fourth of July Events

Corrales: The world famous Corrales Fourth of July Parade will be held on Saturday, July 1 this year. 

The parade down Corrales Road begins at 10 a.m. Afterward, food and beverages will be available at La Entrada Park as part of a fundraiser for the library.


Bernalillo: the town will host its Fourth of July celebration and Mayor’s Bash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 1 at Rotary Park.

There will be a “splashfest” for kids of all ages with water slides and water balloons. The Bernalillo Fire Department will have a water cascade from their 33-foot ladder engine.

They’ll cook up hot dogs and hamburgers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then, live music by The Tripple-X Band and dancing will commence from 1 to 4 p.m.

Local schools and children stand to benefit, as donations to the town’s annual School Supply Drive and Winter Coat Drive are encouraged.


Jemez Springs: The Village of Jemez Springs is celebrating Independence Day with a parade in the morning, music during the day and a fireworks show at night. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and fireworks go off at 9 p.m.


Rio Rancho: is holding an event on July 4 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Campus Park at City Center. There will be food trucks, music and conclude with a fireworks show.


Las Placitas Presbyterian Church is holding a Fourth of July event on July 4. The church, located at 7 Paseo de San Antonio, in Las Placitas, will set up bouncy houses, hold a parade and serve popcorn, cookies and brownies. There is no charge but donations are appreciated.



Placitas Summer Reading Program

The Placitas Community Library announced events for its In-Person Summer Reading Program, which carries the theme “All Together Now,” emphasizing working, playing and living together with friendship and kindness.


July 6: At noon, the Wonders n Wheels Mobile Museum will show two exhibits – the landscapes of New Mexico artist Gustav Baumann and marionettes. Afterwards, kids can make their own marionettes.


July 15: Aspen Black – cowgirl, teaching artist and performer – will be on hand to dance, sing and read about friendship, kindness and unity at 1 p.m.


July 22: Polka with Mike Schneider and Pint Size Polkas at 1 p.m. Learn and get into the fun of polka and the accordion.


July 29: At 1 p.m., the program concludes with a fun day of games, puzzles, coloring, Legos, and la loteria (Mexican bingo). There will be refreshments, prize bags and special prizes for top readers.





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