NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out community events happening Oct. 28-Nov. 3 across New Mexico.
28 Oct-Nov 3 – ABQ Trolley Co. | Best of ABQ City Tour – A fully narrated and guided tour experience in an open-air trolley. Riders can explore the concepts of red and green Chile, view filming locations and more. Troll rides end on October 30th; Rides take place weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost between $20 and $30.
28-29 October – Albucreepy Ghost Walk | Taverns and Stories – New Mexico is known for its mysterious and bizarre history. An evening of ghost talks and ghost watching throughout Old Town takes you through Albuquerque’s dark side for about two and a half hours. Guided tours take place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost $30.
28-29 October – Belen Harvey House Museum Paranormal Ghost Tour – The Belen Harvey House Museum is partnering with the Duke City Paranormal Research Society to conduct an evening of paranormal investigation. Guests are divided into small groups to tour the basement, ground floor and bedrooms. Tickets must be purchased in advance and events start at 7pm
29 Oct – THRILL THE WORLD ABQ 2022 – This event invites local residents to dance and raise awareness about human trafficking. Everyone is invited to join in and learn the dance to Thriller while raising funds for charity. Register here, check-in is at 2:00 p.m. and the event starts at 4:00 p.m
29 Oct – Altar Building Workshop – The Gutiérrez-Hubbell House Alliance is hosting an in-person and online workshop event. Individuals will learn about the cultural meaning and meaning behind the altar making for the Dia De Los Muertos holiday. You will also sell shirts in the workshop. They ask people to register for the event.
29 Oct – Boosque on the Bosque – Adults and children are welcome to participate in the “Boosque” event to make Halloween-themed crafts. Participants can hear spooky stories, create a mask, and more. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
29 Oct – Great Pumpkin Chase – The 16th annual Great Pumpkin Chase is a 10K, 5K and Kids K run held in a quaint club neighborhood of Albuquerque County. Costumes are encouraged as some prizes will be awarded at the event. It starts at 9 a.m
29-30 October – Night of the Living Cover Bands – Every Friday and Saturday in October, local bands perform as their favorite artists at the Launchpad in downtown Albuquerque. The final weekend will feature over 15 acts with sets including The Misfits, Van Halen and more. Music starts at 7pm, tickets are $12, and this is a 21+ event.
30 Oct – Magic Market – This free event for all ages is hosted by Stay Golden Candle Co. Attendees can enjoy local artisans, food, music, trick or treating and more. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
30 Oct – Rail Yards Market – The Rail Yards Market is open every Sunday from May to October from 10am to 2pm. Hundreds of New Mexico grocery, farm and other vendors will be open for shopping. Individuals can also visit the live music, children’s and educational zones.
28 Oct – New Mexico Bikepacking Summit – The 2nd Annual NM Bikepacking Summit will be held in Las Cruces. There will be a variety of vendors to highlight and stimulate the growth of the New Mexico cycling community.
28-30 October – Heirloom Acres, Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – This pumpkin patch in Artesia is fun for everyone. Heirloom Acres includes a 20-acre corn maze, pumpkin picking from the vine, and a zip line for kids. They also have a bonfire for the evening breeze. Tickets range from $9.75 to $13.75.
29 Oct – 8th Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration at Historic Lincoln – The 8th Annual Dia de Muertos Celebration at Historic Lincoln is held in Lincoln, NM. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes live music, dancing, face painting, altar offerings and more. It is a free event for the public.
29 Oct – Halloweekend Fun at the Nature Center – The Los Alamos Nature Center is open from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for extended hours. Candy and special guests from the Santa Fe Reptile and Beetle Museum are expected.
29 Oct – Mammograms Matter New Mexico 2022 – In Santa Fe, the group Mammograms Matter New Mexico is hosting a mammography screening program. It will provide individuals with a mobile unit for services, examinations and appointments. Appointments can be made here.
29 Oct – Fall Carnival – The 7th Annual Hobbs Fall Carnival is held. The event will have candy, games, food and more. It is free and open to the public from 5pm to 8pm. Located at 119 W. Taylor St., Hobbs.
29 Oct – Zoo Boo Costume Runs – All witches, vampires and runners, this event is for you. In Alamogordo, a Costume 5K and Children’s Mile will be held at the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center. The racers will receive a t-shirt and there will be a costume contest. The event starts at 8:30 am
29-30 October – New Mexico Pumpkin Festival – The 14th annual New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is held in Las Cruces, NM. The event starts from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and features activities such as a corn maze, hay wagon rides, pumpkin patch, gem mining and more. Admission is $18 for adults, $14 for ages 12 and under, free for children under 2 years old.
30 Oct – Halloween Children’s Carnival – A Halloween Children’s Carnival is taking place in Red River. The event will be filled with carnival games, food, music and more. Visitors are also encouraged to dress up. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Red River NM Conference Center.
30 Oct – 3rd Annual “Trunk or Treat” – The 3rd Annual “Truck or Treat” will be held at 1:00 p.m. in Santa Fe, NM at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The event is free and features fun, games and more. Dealers will also be present.
🔶 2022 Goals Forum Encourages Resident Feedback – Every four years, the City of Albuquerque hosts a Goals Forum to gather input from the community on strategic goals and desired community conditions. This year, the city invites the public to make their voices heard on the following occasions. Collective community contributions are presented to the Mayor and City Council and made available to the public to help shape the future of Albuquerque. Several community input meetings are scheduled at various locations throughout Albuquerque where everyone can share their thoughts.
🔶 PNM Bill Payment Assistance – The Public Service Company of New Mexico will be hosting an event to help those who are struggling to pay their bills. The Albuquerque Assistance expo will be held on October 15 to offer community support groups to the public. People can also get flu shots, free diapers, and more. Those seeking payment assistance should bring an overdue bill, LIHEAP approval letter for 21/22, and proof of identity.
🔶 ONC Shares Public Notice of Updated NARO – The City Council voted to update the Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance in May, and with this update came some important changes for neighborhood associations and coalitions in the City of Albuquerque. Visit their YouTube page for a brief public announcement and additional information.
🔶 Registration for Toys for Tots – Registration for the 2022 Toys for Tots program is now open until December 11th. To register, families need valid photo ID, a birth certificate for each child, and proof of address. Individuals can register online or in person for events throughout Albuquerque.
🔶 Job Training Albuquerque – Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) is a human resources development program that provides opportunities for the local workforce to acquire the skills needed to fill skill gaps and meet the labor needs of existing and potential employers. JTA provides Albuquerque employers with the opportunity to upskill their workforce and offers employees the opportunity to gain high-in-demand skills and industry-specific qualifications. Watch the upcoming training online.
🔶 Albuquerque Election 2022: Polling Station Map, Bond Questions – The 2022 general election is on November 8th. Polling stations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Important Upcoming Dates November 3rd is the last day to request an absentee ballot and November 5th is the last day of early voting.
Notes on New Mexico
🔶 State Now Offers Assistance to Both Renters and Homeowners – New Mexico has consolidated statewide housing assistance programs to help more New Mexicans access finance. Now the New Mexico Home Fund is offering help to those affected by the pandemic. For homeowners, the state offers help to avoid foreclosures. Eligible homeowners can receive funds to cover overdue mortgage payments, overdue utilities, property taxes, home insurance, and additional expenses. The state offers renters help to cover past, current and future rents. Eligible tenants can also cover their utilities for up to 15 months.
🔶 State Received $194 Million in Rental Assistance – On Wednesday, October 12, New Mexico announced that it had received over $194 million as part of the emergency assistance program. The money will help over 54,000 homes in New Mexico.