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ABQ Trolley Co. expands 'Breaking Bad' tours in NM

ABQ Trolley Co. expands 'Breaking Bad' tours in NM

 

Folks in Albuquerque will still have the chance to get a “Breaking Bad” tour.

A trolley company that takes "Breaking Bad" fanatics on a tour around the city is extending its season.

The ABQ Trolley Co. says it has introduced new tour dates in October. The company will also offer tours into the month of November.

"Breaking Bad" has wrapped up its fifth and final season filming in Albuquerque. The show followed Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman.

 ABQ Trolley Co. takes spectators around sites that are featured in the popular AMC series. The trolley tours gives people outside views of the homes of Pinkman and White, a car wash, laundry, law office, restaurant and other filming locations.

Visit ABQ BioPark Creepy-Crawly Insect Show

Visit ABQ BioPark Creepy-Crawly Insect Show

 

Just in time for Halloween, the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden hosts the Creeping, Crawling & Carnivorous Show.

Get ready to get spooked. Everything in this show bites, stabs, sticks, stings or stinks! With beetles, scorpions, cockroaches and more, this show is a great adventure for the Halloween season.

This special show features nature's darkest and most dangerous insects, arachnids and flesh-eating plants. Get a bug's eye-view and learn how these creepy-crawlies are a vital part of our environment.

This year's show will provide a sneak peek into the Insectarium that is scheduled to open at the Botanic Garden in 2014. The new year-round exhibit will feature fascinating stories of bugs from all corners of the planet.

In addition to the bug show, the Park will be holding a Haiku contest. Grade levels K-12 are encouraged to show their writing expertise by creating a poem.

Where's Waldo Party Thrown For Locals

Where's Waldo Party Thrown For Locals

Alamosa Books of Albuquerque is hosting a Where’s Waldo Party, July 31st at 4 pm for those hunting for the character locally.  

 

That stripe-clad world traveler is on the loose and hiding in businesses throughout Albuquerque. Those participating and spot Waldo are eligible for prizes, stickers, book coupons, and many donated prizes from all the participating businesses.

 

Waldo figures will be hidden in local business establishments of all kinds, from museums and restaurants to toy shops and bookstores. Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for Albuquerque residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

 

If interested in participating, you can pick up a Find Waldo Local in Albuquerque passport with the names of all participating sites at Alamos Books.

 

Boomerang Tournament comes to Albuquerque

Boomerang Tournament comes to Albuquerque

The US Boomerang Association National Tournament and Exposition is coming to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park Friday, July 26 thru Sunday, July 28.

 

The tournament is open to the public and free of all costs. For residents interested in competing, a registration fee is required.

 

The tournament takes place 8 am – 4 pm, Friday thru Sunday.

 

The tournament will include seven competitive events that vary from Fast Catch to Long Distance to the classic Aussie Round event. Other events include Accuracy, Endurance, Maximum Time Aloft and Trick Catch/Doubling. A competition will be on Friday and the other six events will happen on Saturday. Sunday will be the Head to Head Competition amongst top throwers and boomerang games will be demonstrated with the public welcome to participate.

 

Around 100 competitors ages 10-70+ traveling from around the world will participate.

 

Medical Cannabis Program to Help Qualifying Patients

Medical Cannabis Program to Help Qualifying Patients

If you suffer from a deliberating medical condition a Medical Marijuana Program has opened up in Albuquerque for pain relief.

Ed Gifford, owner of the Medical Cannabis Program, has over 4,000 patients that are legally consuming cannabis for medical issues.

“Patients have to meet the criteria set by the state and they usually suffer from the mental illness Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or other physical pains such as chronic pain, epilepsy, and others,” said Gifford.

There are currently 16 qualifying conditions to register for a New Mexico Cannabis Card.

The program has been operating since 2007 and has expanded vastly.

“We literally have thousands of patients that used to be addicted to heroin or other drugs and are now completely off the narcotics and only use cannabis,” said Gifford.

Interested potential patients must be residents of New Mexico with a valid New Mexico I.D.

Breaking Bad Cooking Class for the Public

Breaking Bad Cooking Class for the Public

Face and Body Breaking Bad Cooking Class will be held to the public on weekends until December 15.

 

The 60 minute class held will include learning how to make the Blue Sky Candy just like they used during filming the TV show to represent Walter’s meth.

 

“Our unique cooking class makes you a certified BrBa Cookologist and to prove it to you, you can have your mug shot taken holding the certificate,” said Face and Body Representative, “Our team of Professional Cooks is refreshing, funny and knowledgeable on all things Breaking Bad.”

 

The class will take place at a “meth” lab with limited seating space, therefore reservations for the class do need to be made. To make reservations please call 505-404-6670 or visit www.greatfaceandbody.com.

 

Famous Fourth of July Babies

Famous Fourth of July Babies

Fourth of July marks the date of Independence, but it also the birth date marks to some of our famous Americans.

 

Below are names of notorious people who have influenced American as well as shared birthdays with her.

                                                                                        

Malia Obama, Barrack Obama’s daughter was on July 4, 1988 in Chicago.