June 3, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Meet & greet with Steve Bauman, CEO, award-winning designer of healthy buildings and energy systems. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber. info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org

 

June 5, 5:30 pm Opening

ID Stories Multimedia Exhibit

Sundowner Community Room, 6101 Central Ave. NE

Scholars will introduce the exhibit, host a Q&A and facilitate community dialogue in which participating residents will share stories. Exhibit connects people to the natural and cultural history of ABQ’s International District. Open to the public through July 27.

 

June 5, 6 pm Opening Reception

Visionary Concepts: Genres of Pueblo Art

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Exhibit spotlighting Pueblo artists who depict pride in culture and tell a story of cultural perseverance. Free. www.indianpueblo.org

 

June 6, 10 am-10 am

Createathon NM
So. Valley Economic Dev. Center, 318 Isleta, SW

NM chapter of AIGA 24-hour creative marathon in which professionals and students will create solutions to address communication needs (website design, brand identity, fundraising campaigns, advertising, etc.) of nonprofit partners on a pro bono basis. Liz.brown@newmexico.aiga.org, CreateAthonNM.org

 

June 6, 10:30 am-11 pm

ABQ Folk Festival

ABQ Intl. Balloon Museum

Music, song, dance, storytelling, workshops, demonstrations, performances, crafts, food, kids activities. 120 non-stop events at 15 venues. Tickets: $20 adv/$15/$5/under 12 & military free. Info: 505.301.2822, www.abqfolkfest.org

 

June 6, 2-4 pm

Home Composting Basics

Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW

Learn the science, materials and methods of improving your garden soil. Free. Registration: 505.897.8818, register@nmcomposters.org

 

June 8-12, 9 am – 6 pm

Eating NM: Agriculture, Food & Community Development

UNM School of Architecture & Planning

SW Summer Institute for Preservation and Regionalism course offers an exploration of working landscapes and people that produce local food. Examine historic and contemporary food cultures and food systems, tour farms, commercial kitchens and restaurants. College credit available. $905-$1,110. 505.277.1303, chwilsion@unm.edu

 

 

June 15-19, 9 am – 6 pm

Preservation and Design in Traditional Communities

SW Summer Institute for Preservation and Regionalism course explores approaches to preservation and infill design that mediate community values and participation with federal standards. Guest speakers and field trips. Instructor: Shawn Evans, AIA. College credit available. $905-$1,110. 505.277.1303, chwilsion@unm.edu

 

 

June 20, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Eating for Your Health

Highland Senior Activity Center, 131 Monroe NE

Community-based workshop led by Susan Clair, covering elements of a healthy lifestyle, plant-based and animal proteins, organic vs. conventional, antioxidants and systemic alkalinity, health benefits of herbs and spices, refined carbs and sweeteners, healthy fats. Free or by donation. 505.281.9888, clair@nmia.com

June 20, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

World Refugee Day

Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE

Naturalization ceremony (noon), food, music, dance, art, soccer, info tables and more. Global 505 Coalition and Littleglobe. valerie@littleglobe.org

 

June 30, July 25, Aug 22

Landscape Irrigation and Drip Irrigation

Central NM Community College Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock NE, Room 101

Free Water Smart classes sponsored by the ABQ Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. 9-10 am: irrigation landscape classes; 10:30-11:45: drip irrigation classes. Advance registration not required. 505.888.1772

 

 

Aug. 23, 11 am-3 pm

Tomato Fiesta

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas, NE

Classes and garden tips from Master Gardeners and tomato experts. Trade fair, music, kids activities. 505.292.7144, www.albuquerquetomatofiesta.com

 

Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (just east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org

 

Daily

Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos. Weekend Native dances. 866.855.7902

 

First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800