Community Services

Teen Programs at VGCC

Lots of basketball, drama and mixed martial arts classes open for teens.

Adult Programs at VGCC

Come check out an adult exercise class!

Current Program Fliers

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Weight Room Appointment Information

Weight Room Risk and Liability Waiver (please print, fill out and bring when using the weight room)

Weight Room Brochure. Click to enlarge.

Please be aware that all our programming has been stopped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to offering similar programming in the future.

Youth ​Enrichment Classes

  • Shorin – Ryu Karate  
    These youth classes develop character in each student and each student’s progress is measured individually. It also works on qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. Both classes develop self-confidence, and self-defense skills. They are fun, safe, non-competitive atmosphere classes.
  • Drama - Will occur after school during the APS school year
  • Basketball Skills​

​​Teen Programs

  • High School Credit Volunteer Opportunities
  • East Mountain Afterschool Teen program
  • Drama Classes - Will occur afterschool during the APS school year
  • Teen/ Adult Open Gym Basketball
    This program is designed for anyone who wishes to play a competitive game or non competitive game of basketball, for high school students and adults.
  • Rules: 
    • Games are played 5-on-5 full court, first 10 players to show up get to play first game.
    • Baskets count for 1 point, 20 feet or longer shot counts for 2 points.
    • First team to get to 15 points wins.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls. No free throws, just take the ball out at top of key.
    • If there are more than 20 players present then the side courts will be used to allow more playing time.
  • Teen/ Adult Open Gym Volleyball
    Can't get enough volleyball in your life?  We are now open  three days a week for those who enjoy playing volleyball. Bring your friends, co-workers and family for pick-up games.   
  • Rules:
    • Teams are comprised of six players based on first come first serve.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls.
    • If there are 24 or more players present then two nets will be set up. A third net can be set up for resting players to practice.
    • Rally scoring will be followed. The first team to 15 points wins. Matches are considered to be one game for open gym.
  •  East Mountain Ice Elite Basketball Training Program East Mountain Ice Basketball Program is based at Vista Grande Community Center and will be conducting its Elite Basketball Training Program. This is East Mountain’s only elite basketball training program that is open to all athletes that play or have the potential to play at their respective schools or for those who just want to improve their skills (ball handling, shooting, rebounding, defense and court awareness). The program is scheduled for Monday evening from 6 pm to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 1 to 3 pm or 3 to 6 pm depending on East Mountain High School’s utilization of the gym. To ensure that each athlete admitted to the program will receive quality instruction, the program will be limited to 48 players. The program is seeking to admit girls as well as boys. Each player must be in the 3th grade and above to be eligible to participate.

Adult Programs

  • Zumba
  • Strength Training
  • Indoor Cycling
  • Strength Cardio
  • Bands, Bodyweight, and Balance
  • Yoga Basics
  • Tai Chi Chih
  • Intro to Fitness
  • Cycle Strength
  • Shorin – Ryu Karate  
    These classes develop character in each student and each student’s progress is measured individually. It also works on qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. Both classes develop self-confidence, and self-defense skills. They are fun, safe, non-competitive atmosphere classes.  
  • Adult Open Gym Basketball
    This program is designed for anyone who wishes to play a competitive game or non-competitive game of basketball, for high school students and adult.  
  • Rules: 
    • Games are played 5-on-5 full court, first 10 players to show up get to play first game.
    • Baskets count for 1 point, 20-foot or longer shot counts for 2 points.
    • First team to get to 15 points wins.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls. No free throws, just take the ball out at top of key.
    • If there are more than 20 players present, then the side courts will be used to allow more playing time.
  • Adult Open Gym Volleyball
    Can't get enough volleyball in your life?  We are now open three days a week for those who enjoy playing volleyball. Bring your friends, co-workers and family for pick-up games.   
  • Rules:
    • Teams are comprised of six players based on first come first serve.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls.
    • If there are 24 or more players present then two nets will be set up. A third net can be set up for resting players to practice.
    • Rally scoring will be followed. The first team to 15 points wins. Matches are considered to be one game for open gym. ​

Senior Programs

  • Garden Club 
    Do you have a green thumb or an interest in learning more about gardening? Join the Garden Club! This is a social club that meets monthly. The meetings are full of information shared by both members and guest speakers. This is also a great way to become involved with charitable projects. 
  • Open Gym Basketball 
    This program is designed for anyone who wishes to play a competitive game or non competitive game of basketball, for high school students and adults.  
  • Rules: 
    • Games are played 5-on-5 full court, first 10 players to show up get to play first game.
    • Baskets count for 1 point, 20 feet or longer shot counts for 2 points.
    • First team to get to 15 points wins.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls. No free throws, just take the ball out at top of key.
    • If there are more than 20 players present then the side courts will be used to allow more playing time.
  • Open Gym Volleyball
    Can't get enough volleyball in your life?  We are now open  three days a week for those who enjoy playing volleyball. Bring your friends, co-workers and family for pick-up games.   
  • Rules:
    • Teams are comprised of six players based on first come first serve.
    • Winning team of first game played gets to play against next team waiting. After that, each team whether they win or lose plays two games and then sits and waits in line for their next game.
    • Players call their own fouls.
    • If there are 24 or more players present then two nets will be set up. A third net can be set up for resting players to practice.
    • Rally scoring will be followed. The first team to 15 points wins. Matches are considered to be one game for open gym. ​
       
  • T'ai Chi Chih
  • Shorin- Ryu Karate These classes develop character in each student and each student’s progress is measured individually. It also works on qualities such as courtesy, respect, and discipline. Both classes develop self-confidence, and self-defense skills. They are fun, safe, non-competitive atmosphere classes.  
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Weight Room and Classes​
  • Ping Pong
  • Mahjongg
  • UNM Therapy Pool Transportation
  • Beading
  • Humanity Quilting Group
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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

  • Are you fascinated by the weather? Learn how to stay safe and be prepared. Join National Weather Service of Albuquerque Meteorologist who will teach the basics of severe local storms. This incredible two-hour workshop includes training about thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes, and more. This event is part of the volunteer SKYWARN weather spotters and volunteers training for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Registration closes May 21.
    Time:
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