ALBUQUERQUE

 

Through Oct. 28

Transforming the Human Spirit

Natl. Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank, SE

Imagine a world where the interconnectedness of humans across the globe is paramount and a peaceful world is possible. Exhibit by Soka Gakkai Intl., a lay Buddhist movement. Admission: $8/$7.

www.nuclearmuseum.org

 

Through Oct. 31, Fri-Sun.

Maize Maze

Los Poblanos Fields, 1701 Montano NW

Rio Grande Community Farm’s corn maze, partnered with ABQ BioPark, features amphibians and farm animals. Family-friendly activities. $7/$5. Info: www.riograndefarm.org/events/maize-maze

 

Through Feb. 2013

100 Years of State & Federal Policy: Its Impact on Pueblo Nations

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Exhibition reflects on the human experience behind enacted policies and laws, adding to a well-documented history of Pueblo resilience since the time of Emergence. Indianpueblo.org/100years

Oct. 6, 8 am-5 pm

Introduction to Wind Energy

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

This free course presented by Mesalands Community College will cover wind energy from the source to conversion to electrical energy. Registration: 575.461.4413, ext. 156 or toll-free 800.261.4877. www.mesalands.edu

Oct. 7

Simply Botanicals Workshop

Albuquerque Marriott

Presented by UNM Health Sciences Center taught by Arti Prasad, MD, FACP and Mary Hardy, MD. Objectives: Review historic and scientific literature of herbs, supplements and spices; Explore natural and medicinal uses of mushrooms; Expand knowledge of preparation and use of herbs, essential oils and herbal medications. Intended for physicians, nurses, social workers, naturopaths, traditional healthcare professionals. 505.272.3942, http://hsc.unm.edu/som/cme

Oct. 12, 1-5 pm

Green Infrastructure

UNM George Pearl Hall

In-depth discussion for designers, policymakers, leaders, advocates, citizens. Participants include Office of Sen. Tom Udall; NM State Engineer Scott Verhines; Jerry Lovato, AMAFCA; Roland Pentilla, City of ABQ; George Radnovich, ASLA-Sites SW; Erin English, Natural Systems Intl; others. Presented by NM Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Info: NMASLA.org.

Oct. 13, 12-9 pm, Oct. 14, 12-6 pm

2012 Taste of NM

Civic Plaza

More than 24 restauranteurs. Coincides with Intl. Balloon Fiesta. 505.314.0495, http://thetasteofnm.com

Oct. 14, 11 am-4 pm

2012 Local Food Festival & Field Day

Gutierrez-Hubbel House and Demo Farm, 6029 Isleta SW

A celebration of history, culture and farming.

Oct. 19

Canstruction© Build & Festival

Design/build competition to benefit Roadrunner Food Bank of NM. Theme: NM Centennial. Architects, engineers, designers, contractors, students and the community participate. Info: http://www.canstruction.org/

Oct. 19

ABQ Symposium on the Creative Economy

Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center

Profit: From Striving to Thriving” Internationally known speakers, panel discussions and roundtables. Tickets: $67/$87. 505.724.4771, Info: 505.268.1920 or regina@creativeabq.org, www.creativeabq.org

Oct. 19-21

Heal Yourself=Heal the Earth

Tamaya Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo

Fall clinic with Golden Dolphin S.T.A.R. experiential healing retreat. 505.559.4441, www.GoldenDolphins.com

Oct. 20, 10 am

Xeric Garden Club Dedication

Plants and other features that attract and support wildlife. Free. Reservations required: president@xericgardenclub.com, www.xericgardenclub.org

Oct. 22-24 (10/17 Regis. Deadline)

Rainwater Harvesting for Wildlife Workshop

Sandia Pueblo

Get hands-on experience in building rainwater harvesting catchment systems for wildlife, livestock and farming. Hosted by Sandia Pueblo, US Fish & Wildlife, and Billy Kniffen. Call 505.771.5083

Oct. 26, 27

Burque Bioneers Conference

Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center and Open Space Visitor Center

Two days with innovators, pollinators, conductors, connectors, cultivators and others. 505.433.7346, Burquebioneers.org

Oct. 27

Make a Difference Day

National Day of Service. A variety of projects are listed for nonprofit agencies throughout the community. Info: dhmakedd@gmail.com, www.centerfornonprofitexcellence.org

 

Nov. 14-16

11th Annual Quivira Coalition Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel

How to Feed 9 Billion People from the Ground Up: Soil, Seeds, Water, Plants, Livestock, Forests and People.” This conference will explore innovative practices that are successfully intensifying food production while preserving, maintaining and restoring the natural world. Register online at www.quiviracoalition.org or call 505.820.2544.

 

Daily

Degrees of Change: NM’s Climate Forecast

NM Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW

With a focus on NM and the SW, this exhibit reveals current and predicted impacts on humans, landscapes and ecosystems. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800, www.nmnaturalhistory.org

 

Xeriscape Guide Available

A comprehensive list of plants and trees best suited to the climate and soil of the Middle Rio Grande region including the East Mountains. Revised by landscape designer Judith Phillips. How-to info on garden planting, plant selection efficient irrigation, rainwater harvesting, xeriscape basics, etc. Available at local libraries, nurseries, home garden centers and community centers or by calling 505.245.3133. More info: 505.768.3655.

 

Rain Barrels Available

Bernalillo County

Barrels are offered to property owners in unincorporated areas who are not customers of the ABQ Bernalillo Water Authority. To qualify, residents must sign up for a home water conservation survey. $40 for a 100-gallon barrel. 505.848.1500, www.bernco.gov/water

 

Southwest Barter Club

Healthcare using Barter Bucks instead of cash or insurance. Access to acupuncture, chiropractic, eye care, fitness and more. 505.715.2889, www.southwestbarterclub.com

 

Beneficial Farms CSA

Weekly distribution at La Montanita Co-op Warehouse, 3361 Columbia Dr. NE. This CSA works with up to 40 regional farms each year, and offers abundant, affordable shares of fresh fruit and vegetables and other local and regionally produced foods year round. All produce is grown with sustainable chemical-free methods.