Whether your interest is art, outdoor adventure, trains, or family fun, the Village of Los Lunas has lots to offer both locals and visitors this spring.
For Art Lovers
For those who enjoy art and history, Ayer, Hoy, Y Mañana – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: An Exhibition of Traditional Hispanic Arts is an exhibit not to be missed. Ayer, Hoy, y Mañana highlights the craftsmanship and authentic traditions of fifty-five award-winning Spanish Colonial Artists from New Mexico and Southern Colorado. The exhibition consists of woodcarvings, tinwork, colchas, straw appliqué, furniture, weavings, jewelry, pottery, and ironwork. March 1 to May 3 at the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts.
Visit the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts website to learn more.
Activities for Kids and Families
The Village of Los Lunas offers something fun for kids of all ages this spring. From March 3-11, the Village is hosting its annual Spring Outdoor Adventures program at the Los Lunas River Park. Kids age 8-12 can participate in activities like rock wall climbing, archery, and hiking, as well as learn about survival skills. The cost is $35 per child, and includes lunch each day. Register in advance at the Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center (25 registrants will be accepted).
For the younger crowd, the Village will also be hosting its annual Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 17. Kids ages 0-13 are invited to hunt for thousands of eggs and take pictures with the Easter Bunny.
To learn more about Spring Outdoor Adventures and the Egg Hunt, visit the Village of Los Lunas website.
For the Love of Trains
From May 11-15, 2019, train and model railroad enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the SouthWest Model Railroad Club’s Vendor Show and Exhibit at the Los Lunas Transportation Center. The exhibit will feature a large operational model railroad layout. Vendors selling a variety of goods including model trains and model train components, crafts, hobby items, and more will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday.
Visit the SouthWest Model Railroad Club website for show hours and additional information.
Outdoor Events and Education
The Whitfield Wildlife Conservation area, located in Belen, is hosting a variety of events this spring and summer for nature lovers of all ages. On April 27, families are invited to a free Science Fiesta, which will feature hands-on activities, food and music that all relate to the importance of taking care of the environment. Check out the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Throughout the year, Whitfield also offers educational programs for grade school age children, as well as Master Naturalist program for adults have a love of the outdoors.