Sept. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Presentation by Realph Wrons, Environmental Technical Professional with Sandia National Labs on “SNL/NM on the Path to Zero Waste to Landfill.” Hosted by the Albuquerque & Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com

 

Sept. 7, 6 pm-midnight

Una Noche en España

Hotel Albuquerque

Annual gala for the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. Reception, dinner, dance, entertainment, silent and live auction. 505.766.9858, www.nhccfoundation.org

 

Sept. 14, 9-11:30 am – Through Nov. 2014

Help Children Learn to Grow Healthy Food

South Valley

Volunteer independent educators/gardeners/farmers are creating this pilot program to teach children to grow, prepare and appreciate healthy food. Spanish translators and donations of tools and supplies needed. 505.261.3214, melrubin2@gmail.com

 

Sept. 14, 6 pm

Upcycle Fashion Show Gala

Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque, 219 Central NW

ABQ/Río Rancho NMGCC Chapter fundraiser extravaganza. Gala dinner, fashion show and silent auction. Artist/environmental educator Nancy Judd. $100. Presented by the NM Green Chamber of Commerce. 505.244.3700, Lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/events

 

Sept. 15, 10 am-4 pm

Urban Farm & Harvest Festival

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

6th annual celebration of the rich agricultural history of ABQ-area Open Space lands. Local farmers, businesses and conservation organizations. Beekeeping, seed-saving, goat-raising, wool-spinning, tin-punch workshop, juggling, games, music and more. Free. kselvig@cabq.gov

 

Sept. 20-21

Globalquerque

Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center

9th annual celebration of World Music & Culture. Leon Russell, Poncho Sanchez, Kinky, plus performers from Taiwan, Ukraine, Finland, Ethiopia, India, Sierra Leone, Mauratania, Ireland, New Mexico and more. NHCC box office tickets: 505.724.4771

 

Oct. 4-6, 11-13

Río Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

Corner of Paseo del Norte and I-25

280 juried artists and craftsmen, national and local. $8/kids free. www.riograndefestivals.com

 

Oct. 5-14

Albuquerque Intl. Balloon Fiesta

Balloon Fiesta Park

More than 550 hot-air balloons will take flight. Morning mass ascensions, races, evening balloon glows and fireworks shows, and Special Shapes Rodeos. 888.422.7277, balloonfiesta.com

 

Nov. 13-15

2013 Quivira Conference: Inspiring Adaptation

Embassy Suites Hotel

Scientists, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, urban planners and others who have bright ideas and important tools to share from their adaptation toolbox. 505.820.2544, Register online: quiviracoalition.org

 

Nov. 13, 7:30 pm

Gary Snyder and Jack Loeffler

Embassy Suites Hotel

Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry and aural historian speaking on “Adaptation” at the Quivira conference. Open to the Public: $30. Tickets online: quiviracoalition.org. 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

 

Through October, 9:30 am-2:30 pm

Xeriscape Garden Club

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas NE

Families are invited to visit the Wildlife Habitat Garden. Hands-on activities for children to learn about wildlife habitats and the importance of pollinators. Free. www.xericgardenclub.org

 

 

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