December 2012

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe


Dec. 3, 6 pm

Fire in the Jemez Province

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by Mike Bremer, forest archeologist. $12. 505.466.2777,,


Dec. 5, 6:30 pm

Ricardo Cate Book Signing

SF Public Library – 145 Washington

Cartoonist from Kewa Pueblo talks about his work and signs his book Without Reservations. 505.955.6788


Dec. 5, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Green Gifts Workshop

Susan Todd Studio

Hands-on gift making. Impressive necklaces, scarves, jewelry and more from recycled t-shirts. $45. Info: 505.955.9043


Dec. 6-7, 8 am-4:30 pm

Neighborhood Law & Policy Conference

SF Community Convention Center

Featured presenters: Sen. Peter Wirth and SFPC Superintendent Joel Boyd. Tuition: $325. Breakfast and lunch included. Public can attend for free or $25 with lunch for both days if space allows. Pre-registration required. Co-sponsored by the city of SF and the SF Neighborhood Law Center.


Dec. 6, 2 pm

Green Lodging Initiative

La Posada Hotel

Representatives of the hospitality industry are invited to hear Evadne Giannini, founder of HospitalityGreen LLC, EPA Administrator Ron Curry, Mayor David Coss and Felicity Broennen, SF Watershed Assn. Executive Director. Info: 505.795.5316 or


Dec. 6, 5-7 pm

Future SF Grantee Reception

501 Halona Street

SF Community Foundation community event. Celebrate 2012 grantees Chainbreaker Collective, Bridges Project for Education, Santa Fe Time Bank. Hear about their work. No charge, but advance registration requested. 505.988.9715,


Dec. 6, 6:30 pm

IAIA Student Films

IAIA Auditorium, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Short film project screenings. Free. 505.424.5716,


Dec. 6-10

Santa Fe Film Festival

Multiple Locations

A celebration of independent world cinema. Over 60 screenings, panels and “artists in conversation.” 505.988.7414,


Dec. 7, 3-7 pm, Dec. 8, 9 am-3 pm

SF Clay Open House and Sale

545 Cam. de la Familia

Studio members, students, teachers and staff will sell their work. Over 20 artists. Food, entertainment, demos. 505.984-1122,


Dec. 7, 7-9 pm

Regenerative Agriculture Lecture

SF Community College, Jemez Rm.

Darren Doherty lecture prior to weekend workshop. $10. Info: 505.819.3828,


Dec. 8, 9 am-4 pm

IAIA Holiday Art Market

83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

More than two dozen Institute of American Indian Arts alumni, faculty, students, staff and other Native American artists will sell artwork. 505.424.2300


Dec. 8-9, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Regenerative Agriculture Workshop

SF Community College

Darren Doherty’s workshop will deal with increasing land fertility through managing water with precise earthworks, permaculture design, animal husbandry, polyculture edible forests, and more. $175/day or $300/2-days, 505.819.3828,


Dec. 9, 10 am

Rooted Lands-Tierras Arraigados Screening

The Screen, SFUAD

Acclaimed documentary film. Preview:,


Dec. 9 Opening

New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas

Museum of International Folk Art

This exhibit explores how foods around the world developed from mixing the old and the new, and how many tasty dishes and desserts came to be associated with NM. Admission is $6 for NM residents, $9 for non-residents. Youth under 16 are free. Runs through Jan. 5, 2014. 505.476.1200,


Dec. 10, 2-3:30 pm

Stories of Old Santa Fe

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Cam. Lejo (Museum Hill)

Storytelling by Forest Fenn, William Field and Jack Loeffler. Free to Spanish Colonial Arts Society members; $10 non-members. Reservation required. 505.982.2226.


Dec. 10, 6 pm

Evolution of Life and Land in 365 Days: A Geologic Year

SW Seminars lecture by vulcanologist, field geologist, expedition leader Dr. Kirt Kempter. $12. 505.466.2777,,


Dec. 11, 6-7 pm

SF Arts Commission Presentation

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center

How Can I Participate?” The Arts Commission recommends awards to arts organizations, initiates innovative community programming and provides technical assistance to individuals and organizations. Info: 505.955.6707,


Dec. 11, 6 pm

NM Environmental Law Center’s 25th Anniversary

Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

World premiere of NMELC short film from Emmy-winning filmmaker Debra Anderson, award presentations, Milagro Beanfield War screening. $10 suggested donation. Tickets: 505.982.1338. Info: 505.989.9022,


Dec. 12, 10 am-4 pm

Seton Gallery and Archives

133 Seton Village Rd., Seton Village

Public visiting hours at the Academy for the Love of Learning. Gallery features original art, books, artifacts and archival material from Ernest Thompson Seton’s personal library. 505.995.1860,


Dec. 13, 11 am-12 pm

Learning Landscape Tour

133 Seton Village Rd., Seton Village

What’s taking root at the Academy for the Love of Learning? Join landscape designer Christie Green for a brisk walk. Discussion following tour. Bring a sack lunch. Suggested donation $10. RSVP required. 505.995.1860 or


Dec. 15-16, 9:30 am-4 pm

Young Native Artists Show/Sale

NM History Museum Meem Community Room

Children and grandchildren of the Palace of the Governors’ Portal artists. Free through Washington Ave. door. 505.476.5200


Dec. 15-28, 11 am-3 pm


Lucky Bean Café in Sanbusco Center

Homemade/Handmade Pop-Up Holiday Shop. Gifts by local artists. Jewelry, ornaments, ceramics, drawings, t-shirts and more. Info: 505.424.5050 or


Dec. 15, 7 pm

Sacred Music, Sacred Dance

James A. Little Theater, NM School for the Deaf

Performance by the Drepung Loseling Monks of Tibet. $20. Adv. tickets: Ark Books (133 Romero St., 988.3699), Project Tibet (403 Canyon Rd., 982.3002) and at the door.


Dec. 16, 11 am

Water Management for the SF Area

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.

Journey SF presents: Lessons from Dutch Water Management for the SF Area. A conversation with David Bacon and landscape planner Jan-Willem Jansens, exploring solutions for current and anticipated water management challenges.


Dec. 18, 5:30 pm

Water Matters Lecture

Randall Davey Audubon Center, Upper Canyon Rd.

Amigos Bravos presents Nicola Ulibarri on the global water crisis and the potential for humans to live sustainably. Info: 575.758.3874, 505.983.4609


Dec. 22, 1-5 pm

Global Shift Celebration

505 Cam. de los Marquez

Co-hosted by the Center for Spiritual Living and Agents for Conscious Evolution Santa Fe with students of Barbara Marx Hubbard. Music by SF Harmony Center. Live video stream of Birth.2012 event in Los Angeles. Info:


Dec. 28, 1-4 pm

Green Holiday Craft Making

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Annex, 123 Grant Ave.

Create crafts from recycled materials. Bottle-cap magnets, pendants, mobiles and more. A holiday family program. Free. 505.946.1033


December 31, 4:30 pm Entry Deadline

Remodeler’s Council Awards

Annual showcase for remodelers, architects, associates and green builders for exceptional designs and craftsmanship. Portfolios will be displayed at the SF Home Show, March 9-10.

Info: 505.982.1774,


Jan. 11, 7-9 pm

Tourism and Sustainable Development

SF Community College, Jemez Room

Lecture by Daniel Mirabal and Maria Boccalandro. $10. Workshop on Jan. 12-13. 505.819.3828,


January 19-20, 2013

Art and Social Transformation Intensive

SF Art Institute

A two-day workshop exploring best practices in planning and leading community engagement through creative and artistic practices. Intended for artists, organizations, cultural workers and community members. Facilitated by Molly Sturges and Chris Jonas. Presented by Littleglobe and the SF Art Institute. $125 sliding scale. 505.424.5050,


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm

Santa Fe Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers bring you fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, Southwestern body care and much more.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Live music, food and over 30 artists.


Saturdays, Approx. 2 pm

Meet Your Farmer

Joe’s Dining, Rodeo & Zia

A lunch experience. An opportunity to ask questions about farming, enjoy a local meal and meet farmers who grow NM foods. Vendors from the farmers’ market have an after-market lunch and meet the community. Info:

Saturdays, 4 pm

Unicopia Green Radio

KTRC – 1260 am

A weekly show with Faren Dancer. Our culture is requiring a major shift in how we relate to the Earth. Our fossil fuel-based economy is poised for transition to a renewable future. Each show explores the issues, politics, science, and the evolution of consciousness impacting the balancing of life on our planet.


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


Designing Your Well-Lived Future Workshops

Are you a single, working parent or retiring Boomer looking for community and a simpler, walkable lifestyle? Join a series of planning/design sessions aimed at developing floor plans, shared amenities and cluster possibilities where residents get more from sustainable designs. Tour a cohousing community and develop ideas of alternatives to current suburban choices. For more info, contact Brian Skeele: 505.310.1797, or visit

7th Edition of “Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area”

Features 56 destinations, new reconfigured hikes with maps and photos, safety tips, resource guide. Available in local bookstores.

Unwanted Mail and Phone Books

Opt-out of unwanted phone books, catalogs, credit card solicitations. Free service will help SF shed thousands of pounds of waste and dollars in costs. http://santafe/


Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days or call any reference desk.


Save A Ton Recycling Campaign

The city of Santa Fe and the SF New Mexican have launched a campaign to double recycling in Santa Fe in one year. Santa Feans score way below state and national averages. For a city with its own recycling facility that envisions becoming a Zero Waste community, we can do better! Find info on the Save A Ton campaign at and click on Green Line or on Facebook. 505.955.2209


Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

Hard copies $20, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.



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