The sun has certainly been a major player these past few days… and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. So why not save your greenbacks for some ice-cold drinks while you keep yourself busy with this week’s freebies?
GET IN SHAPE
You need to take that first step sometime. So why not take it—literally—in concert with other Albuquerque bipeds? The City of Albuquerque is sponsoring “Step it UP,” a city-wide walking initiative which is giving people free pedometers. Simply register at stepitupabq.com, print your confirmation e-mail, and redeem your gadget at one of several distribution sites. For a bonus freebie, participating in three community walks will snare you a free T-shirt! One of these community walks, with Mayor Richard Barry, takes place this Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at Loma Del Norte Park.
CATCH A WHOPPER
This Saturday is National Free Fishing Day! So step into your galoshes, step up to Tingley Beach, and ready thyself for the one day of the year where you don’t need a fishing license to catch some trout. The three ponds will be open from sunrise to sunset, but show up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and they’ll be fishing education booths to offer you some reel knowledge. Tingley Beach is located at 1800 Tingley, right next to the ABQ Bio Park.
SOLO YOUR O
Self Serve, the Nob Hill sexuality resource center, is holding an onanism workshop—“Masturbation is for Everyone!”—this Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Whether you’re male or female, single or committed, broke or flush, you’re welcome to participate and maybe learn a thing or five about the ancient art of personal pleasure. RSVP at selfservetoys.com.
FESTIVAL IT UP
Make-a-Wish Foundation and The Promenade are teaming up to host the Carnival of Wishes, a family-friendly outdoor carnival featuring activities such as dancing, a cakewalk and face painting. The Justice League of America (NM Chapter) and the 501st Legion cosplay groups will be in attendance, as will the Bernalillo County Sherriff’s Office SWAT team. Tickets start at $1, so while it’s technically not free… it’s close enough, and all proceeds benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The festivities start at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Promenade Shopping Center on Eubank and Spain.
STREAM A LAUGH
“Arrested Development” joined “House of Cards” this past Sunday in Netflix’s lineup of exclusive entertainment. All 15 30-minute episodes comprising the fourth season of the once-cancelled Fox comedy are available on demand via Netflix’s instant streaming service, which you can access via your computer, video game console, or any number of mobile devices. You need a Netflix membership to partake; if you can’t borrow a friend’s, you can sign up for a free one-month trial via Netflix.com.
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