2 KASA This Morning December 13, 2013

December 13th, 2013 at 6:55 am by under 2 KASA This Morning

Question of the Day

  • What is your favorite Christmas song?

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On 2 KASA This Morning

The entire Toys for Tots campaign will see the first part of its payoff starting today as eligible parents go and pick up the toy that their child will open on Christmas. The Marines will be distributing the toys at the convention center through tomorrow.

There is a group of cyclists in the region prepping for a big race happening this weekend and it’s not just adults putting their wheels to the pavement, it is entire families! Sport Systems Mountain Top Cycling Group is having a regional Cyclocross Championship this Sunday. Here with me now is general manager for Sport Systems, Jerry Shere, and the Robinson family (Ries, Jennifer, Rosby and Skylar).

In New Mexico, about 40-percent of traffic crashes in which someone is killed involves someone who has been drinking, according to MVD. Mothers Against Drunk Driving are trying to put an end to this once and for all. They’re here to talk about the New Mexico branch’s newest campaign.

December is a favorite month of the year for so many of us because of the holidays, food and for many of us it’s the only time of the year where you can see some family members. But December in New Mexico is very unique because of all the luminarias. If you don’t know it yet the Luminaria Tour is sold out, but there is still a way you can do your own tour in Albuquerque with the help of Aileen O’Catherine from Albuquerque.About.com.

Thriftown is helping you get crafty with your gifts for the holidays, while saving you a lot of money. Let’s see what’s in store for the Fifth day of Thriftmas.

Mariachi Christmas is an annual celebration of Mexican Christmas traditions. You’ll have the opportunity to go experience it for yourself tonight. To tell us more about it is Francisco Loera, music director of Mariachi Aguila de Aztlan, and Noberta Fresquez, producer of Mariachi Christmas.

Today we will learn how to build a model of a comet. It will be a working model of a comet so it’ll look just like a comet you’d find in space. Here with me now is Doctor Jim Greenhouse, space science director at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

More and more research is showing children are benefiting from some form of music education. There is a fairly new music program that is taking Albuquerque by storm. It’s called Music Together. Sandy Rubi with Sing and Swing Southwest in Albuquerque is offering this internationally recognized class.

Community Calendar

There’s a great event happening tonight that will brighten up the holidays for you and the family. It’s Christmas at The Palace in Santa Fe.

Kids will get to meet Santa, enjoy some hot cider and cookies, make holiday cards on antique presses and get the chance to hit some piñatas. There will also be Christmas carols and classical music.

It’s happening tonight from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the New Mexico History Museum Palace of the Governors and admission is free!

There will also be a procession happening on Sunday.

For more community events»

Best Luminaria Viewing Spots in ABQ

  1. Old Town
  2. Country Club
  3. Ridgecrest
  4.  Los Altos
  5. Barelas
  6. Nor Este
  7. Lee Acres
  8. Dietz Farms

Pet Photo

Meet Tom the cat! His owner, Phyllis Repond, says Tom loves Christmas! He even has jingle bells on his collar!

pet

 

Deal of the Day

If you’re looking to adopt a pet over the holidays now is the perfect time!

The 12 Strays of Christmas starts today at all Albuquerque shelters leading up to Christmas Eve.

That means each pet comes with only a $12 adoption fee.

That includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, follow-up call with an adoption counselor, a goodie bag with coupons and some toys from PetCo!

For more information»

Job of the Day

The Albuquerque Museum Foundation is looking for an executive assistant. In that position you’d be responsible for attending board meetings and foundation events. For more on this and to apply»

Links

Albuquerque.About.com: http://albuquerque.about.com/
MADD: http://www.madd.org/
Sing and Swing Southwest:  http://www.singandswingsw.org/
Mariachi Christmas: http://popejoypresents.com/2013-2014/mariachi-christmas
Create a Comet: http://www.noao.edu/education/crecipe.html, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/videos/playVideo.cfm?videoID=17
Solstice Revel: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/starry-nights-solstice-revel.html
ABQ Astronomical Society: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/the-albuquerque-astronomical-society-meeting.html
Sport Systems: http://www.nmsportsystems.com/

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