2019 Annual Meeting featuring

Mayor Tim Keller

SPNA Board Meeting at:

Central United Methodist Church
201 University Blvd NE, Rm. 307

Wednesday, October 9, 7 - 8:30 PM


Fall Potluck in Spruce Park

Bring a dessert or a side

September 22, 4:00 PM


          Round Robins ... or building community in the neighborhood

In what has turned out to be a very successful and pleasant way to foster a sense of community, Spruce Park neighbors have been gathering for conversation and food at “Round Robin” tapas parties. 

In groups of 8 to 10, at rotating host houses, we spend a couple of hours getting to know each other, over savories, desserts and drinks. Here is how Round Robins work:

  • A couple of weeks prior, email invitations are sent to all who have signed up to be on the mailing list.
  • On receipt of an invitation, you RSVP the convener with name(s) and number attending. Kids are welcome. If there is interest, we can direct them all to one house, so they can play while we chat!
  • Convener assembles respondents into small groups, aiming for representation across the blocks, etc.
  • About 3 days before the event, emails are sent with the address of your party and a food assignment.
  • Forthcoming dates:  October 27, December 6

Interested?  For more info call Nancy at 243-4556, or email to nmnancy7(at)gmail.com.

Egg Hunt 2019


National Night Out:  After at least a two decade hiatus, Spruce Park participated in August 6th's National Night Out.  Neighborhoods across the country congregated to share conversation and food.  We'd hoped maybe 60 folks would participate, but to our delight, some 140 adults and kids swarmed the park.  It was wonderful!   The Cheesy Street Food truck was very popular and many commented, We should do this more often!
     UNM President Garnett Stokes, as well as the chief of the UNM police, a City of Albuquerque Public Information Officer and Ike Benton, our city councilor, all stopped by to meet and greet.
     Keri Piehl, our Board secretary, did beautiful face paintings, Mindy Grossberg and Louisa Barkalow led participatory games and many tried their luck at “Spruce Park Bingo”.  (Do you think aliens landed in Roswell?)
     Thanks to all who participated and volunteered to make it a very special evening.


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