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Earth Care provides programming that aims to empower and educate youth to foster healthy, sustainable communities. Programs emphasize food justice, sustainable practices in schools, and civic engagement of young people through its Youth Allies program, which provides leadership opportunities that engage youth in social and environmental issues through grassroots campaigns, conferences, and community-action projects.

6600 Valentine Way
Santa Fe,
NM
US

Albuquerque The Magazine packs its monthly glossy with colorful displays of city happenings as well as features, shopping tips, and interviews with local notables. Peruse the culture section for the scoop on arts events, plan cuisine outings with the restaurant guide, or browse the pet section to learn about doggie wedding venues. The photo-filled ode to New Mexico's largest city distinguishes itself with its community involvement, its insider coverage of local goings-on, and its aesthetic contribution to mousy coffee tables.

401 Kinley Ave NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Ever since Baskin Robbins began its dessert fashion show in 1953, more than 1,000 original flavors have sauntered across the nation's tongue runways, 31 at a time. With the ice creamery's iconic pink sampling spoons as your guide, taste-test as many as you like until you find the flavor that gives your soul a back rub, whether it's a classic flavor such as rocky road single scoop ($2.49) or a seasonal serving of Love Potion #31—white chocolate and raspberry ice cream loaded with raspberry-filled chocolate hearts—and America's Birthday Cake ($3.99). Otherwise, keep it simple and bury your face within the flavor of the month. The ice alchemists at Baskin Robbins can also transmute their ice cream and sherbet into drinkable desserts such as floats, freezes, and shakes ($4.39–$5.89).

5920 Holly Ave
Albuquerque,
NM
US

SpanishABQ's professional language teachers instruct learners in beginning, intermediate, and conversational Spanish and Spanish for health-care professionals. A staff of both native and fully bilingual Spanish speakers imparts vocabulary lessons and pronunciation skills during the two-hour weekly classes, toning tongues to break the world record for longest rolled R. The small, interactive classes are suitable for students who want to travel, communicate with others in their profession, or get hooked on Latin American telenovelas. In addition to Spanish classes, native Spanish speakers can sharpen their English skills in the center's ESL classes.

4477 Irving Blvd NW
Albuquerque,
NM
US

LA Boxing sculpts physiques into fighting shape with group fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. These total-body routines combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Sixteen-ounce gloves are provided, as is complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill.

4520 Alexander Blvd NE
Albuquerque,
NM
US

Holiday Olé's lineup of 60 of Albuquerque's top vendors conquers lengthy gift lists while raising funds to combat hunger in the Albuquerque area. Shoppers can peruse intelligence-bolstering gifts by Discovery Toys or engage in a lively discussion with an opinionated smock from The Sassy Apron. Prettifying products by Mary Kay Cosmetics stuff stockings without clogging pores, and the many cocoa-laced treats at the Chocolate Cartel satiate holiday sweet teeth. Otherwise, visitors and their children can simply shout their present demands to Santa Claus himself in the presence of notarized photo paper. Benevolent shoppers can also enter their names or Winston Churchill fan-fiction pennames into raffles before sampling delicious fare from local vendors. Proceeds from the event benefit The Storehouse and Rio Grande Food Project.

800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque,
NM
US