Easter, Earthday, Arbor Day, it's spring celebration time. The Cottonwood School in Corrales is holding a Bosque Day and Earth Day celebration “sing-a-long” on April 25. At Corrales Elementary, while a program is planned for April 22, details were not available.
Though the usual Ukrainian egg or pysanky workshop did not occur at San Gabriel Church this year as in the past, Ukrainian Easter eggs are on sale once again at Prized Possessions in Corrales. The featured artist is Gerrie Lyle.
Pysanky is a reverse-wax process, much like batik, only on eggs. Decoration often takes several hours, and may include the symbolism of fertility, reawakening, the return of the sun, and other such associations with spring.
Earth Day is a big event for La Montanita Co-op in Albuquerque which for years has thrown a neighborhood party for the weekend following April 22. Its newest branch, the co-op just outside Corrales on Old Airport Road,is inviting the public to a free barbecue and music Friday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m.
While New Mexico’s Arbor Day was in March, the national day this year is April 25. if you join the National Arbor Day Foundation, they will send you 10 free trees, suitable for your hardiness zone, a book, and offer a further 33 percent off any of 100 trees they have to sell.