July 4, 7:30–9:30 am

Pancake Breakfast

La Plancha Grill at La Tienda, Eldorado, NM

Parade, food, entertainment organized by the Eldorado Residents Assoc. and Eldorado/285 Recycles. $6. Kids under 6 free. Eldorado285recycles@gmail.com

 

July 4, 23, 24

SF Concert Band Concerts

7/4, 8 am: Pancake breakfast performance on the Plaza; 7/23, 7 pm: Rodeo Rd. Plaza block party; 7/24, 2 pm: Federal Park (downtown). Sfcb1865@gmail.com, http://santafeconcertband.org

 

July 5, 3–6 pm: Kickoff Event

SF Farmers’ Market – Southside

SF Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Rd. (NW parking lot near Sports Authority)

Music & dance performances, bounce house and kids activities, cooking demos, photo exhibit, raffles for free groceries, food trucks. Southside Market takes place on Tuesdays through Sept. 27, 3–6 pm. SNAP doubling program in partnership with the NM Farmers Marketing Assn. and Fair Food Network. 505.550.3728, lani@santafefarmersmarket.com

 

July 5–7

Motor Maids Convention/Parade

76th anniversary of women’s motorcycling organization. 7/6, 6 pm: public parade of over 300 uniformed women leave the Drury Plaza Hotel area, take a right on Paseo de Peralta to Guadalupe and Hwy. 285 North, to exit 168 to the frontage road, to Cam. Encantado to Bishop’s Lodge Rd. and back to the Drury Plaza Hotel.

 

July 9, 8 am–4 pm

ECO Campus Landscaping

No. side of W. Zia Rd. Half mile west of St. Francis

Students, parents and community volunteers needed for Early College Opportunities campus cleanup and landscaping. Continues on 7/10 at 8 am if needed. Water, coffee, food, tools and supplies provided. Look for black metal picket fence, take 2nd entry and look for signs. earlycollege@sfps.k12.nm.us, kendallmccumber@gmail.com

 

July 9, 10 am–12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

La Montañita Co-op Community Rm., 913 W. Alameda

Learn about solutions that can bridge the partisan divide, such as the carbon fee and dividend, which gives revenue back to households. www.facebook.com/ccl.newmexico

 

July 6, 7 pm

The Evolution of Native Cinema

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Honoring Wes Studi, Chris Eyre, Gary Farmer and others. ($75). 5:30 pm: Private reception at Sherwood Gallery ($125). Tickets: 505.820.0552, silverbulletproductions.com

 

July 7, 9–11 am

Compost Workshop

SF County Fairgrounds

Grow more and better food in your garden, sequester carbon in the soil. Free event. Compost bins available. 505.983.6896, info@earthcarenm.org, www.earthcarenm.org

 

July 7–10

ART Santa Fe

SF Convention Center

Contemporary art show. 7/7, 5–9 pm: preview party ($100/couple). Show hours: 11 am–8 pm; One-day pass: $20; 3-day pass: $25. Discounts available. Artsantafe.com

 

July 8–10

Intl. Folk Art Market

Museum Hill, Cam. Lejo

7/8, 6:30–9 pm: Opening night party: $225; 7/9, 7:30–9 am: Early bird showing: $75, 9 am–5 pm: $20, 16 & under free; 7/10, 9 am–5 pm: $15, 16 & under free. 505.992.7600, www.folkartalliance.org

 

July 9, 10 am–mid-afternoon

Horse Show & Adoption Event

SF Rodeo Grounds, 3237 Rodeo Rd.

Rescued horses. Food & merchandise vendors. No admission charge. Proceeds benefit The Horse Shelter. 505.471.6179, thehorseshelter.org

 

July 10, 2 pm start

Folk & Blues Fest

Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark, Madrid, NM

Featuring Hot Tuna, The Family Lotus, Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks. Dancing, arts & crafts, food. Tickets: http:madridfest.bpt.mc, www.heathconcerts.us

 

July 16, 7–10 pm

SF Community Foundation 35th Anniversary

SF Convention Center Roof

Festivities include dancing under the stars to benefit the foundation’s Community Leadership Fund. $175 per person ($75 tax deductible). 505.988.9715, jegan@santafecf.org, www.santafecf.org/guesswho

 

July 17, 1–4 pm Opening

Into the Future: Culture Power in Native American Art

MIAC, 710 Cam. Lejo, Museum Hill

Exhibit ranging from traditional clothing and jewelry to comic-book art; free public opening. Through Oct. 22, 2017. Indianartsandculture.org

 

July 20, 6–7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

Amenergy Office, 1202 Parkway Dr.

Meets 3rd Weds. every month. The mission of the Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates, an NMSEA Chapter, is to make living sustainably the accepted norm.

claudia@solarlogicllc.com

 

July 22, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., Rm. 238, corner, Don Gaspar & S. Capitol

Agendas: 505.603.2879 or www.nmacequiacommission.state.nm.us, info: 505.603.2879, molinodelasisla@gmail.com

 

July 24–31

2016 UNM Summer Writers’ Conference

Drury Plaza Hotel

18th annual gathering. Formerly held in Taos. Named as one of the top 10 writers’ conferences in the U.S. Weeklong and weekend workshops in fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more. Agents, editors and publishing professionals consult with participants. Keynote reading by Sandra Cisneros. 505.277.5572, https://unmwritersconf.unm.edu

 

July 25, 6 pm

Drought and Social Dynamics in the Ancient Southwest

Hotel Santa Fe

SW Seminars lecture by author Dr. R. Kyle Bocinsky, archaeologist and director, sponsored projects, Crow Canyon Archaeolgical Center. $12. 505.466.2775, southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org

 

July 25–31

Viva La Cultura!

Local Venues and the Plaza

The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents lectures, tours and films, culminating with the annual Traditional Spanish Market. 505.982.2226, spanishcolonial.org

 

July 30–31

Traditional Spanish Market

SF Plaza

65th annual. Booths, live entertainment, food court. 505.982.2226, spanishcolonial.org

 

July 30–31

Contemporary Hispanic Market

Lincoln Ave.

505.331.2113

 

Aug. 3–7

Transformation and Healing Conference

New Earth Institute of Southwestern College

“At the Crossroads of Human Potential”

35th annual conference. CEUs available. Keynote by Gregg Braden. 505.471.5756, info@swc.edu, www.swc.edu

 

Aug. 5, 10 am–1 pm

Free Legal Clinics

First Judicial Court, 225 Montezuma Ave.

For low-income New Mexicans.  First Friday every other month. Attorneys provide free legal advice on civil matters only (no family or criminal law) on a first come, first serve basis limited to the first 25 people. Bring relevant paperwork. NM Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Program. 505.814.5033, ajab@nmlegalaid.org

 

Aug. 6, 9 am–5:30 pm

Greg Braden Program

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

“Human by Design: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes” In conjunction with Southwestern College’s Transformation and Healing Conference. Info/cost: 505.471.5756, info@swc.edu, www.swc.edu

 

Aug. 6, 10 am–4 pm

Annual Art Show Benefit

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749-A Hwy. 14

Art sale amidst barns benefits sanctuary for senior dogs, horses and poultry. Educational talks and demos by wellness caregivers. 505.471.5366, kindredspiritsnm@earthlink.net, www.kindredspiritsnm.org

 

Aug. 8, 6 pm

David Grant Noble

Hotel Santa Fe

Lecture on Ute history by the archaeological writer/photographer. $12. southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org

 

Aug. 26–28

Startup Weekend Santa Fe

SF Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol

Entrepreneurial event where ideas are pitched, teams formed, markets validated and startups started. Details: 505.424.1140, www.sfbi.net

 

Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local artists, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, live music. 505.983.4098, Francesca@santafefarmersmarket.com, artmarketsantafe.com

 

1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm

Design Lab for Sustainable Neighborhoods

Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd., Rm. 139

Affordable living in SF?

Join in to design and build mixed-use Santa Fe infill. Topics examples: Flexible 350 micro-units, clusters with shared facilities, cooperative ownership. Info/RSVP: http://bit.ly/1ibd3LN

 

Tues. & Sats., 7 am-1 pm

SF Farmers’ Market

1607 Paseo de Peralta (& Guadalupe)

Northern NM farmers & ranchers offer fresh greenhouse tomatoes, greens, root veggies, cheese, teas, herbs, spices, honey, baked goods, body care products and much more. www.santafefarmersmarket.com

 

Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works, 202 Galisteo

7/3: Attorney Mariel Nanasi, exec. dir. of New Energy Economy; 7/10: Greg Mello, exec. dir., Los Alamos Study Group, in conversation about policy analysis, environmental analysis and more with attorney Denise Fort; 7/17: Creativity for Peace with exec. dir. Francis Salas on Bringing Palestinian and Israeli students together; 7/24: Banking on New Mexico with Alan Webber: the benefits of a public bank for Santa Fe; 7/31: A look at the Academy for the Love of Learning with exec. dir. Aaron Stern. Moderators: Alan Webber, Bill and Ellen Dupuy. Free. www.journeysantafe.com

 

Sundays, 1:30–2:30 pm

Essential Oils Classes

Yoga Santa Fe, 1505 Llano St.

Free classes. Learn about essential oils, address health goals, supplement your income. 434.944.5489, jenisabelfriend@gmail.com, www.SantaFeEssentialOils.com

 

Through July, 10 am–12 pm

Community Workshop Series

Railyard Park Community Room behind Site SF

Learn relevant gardening techniques from a team of experts. All ages welcome. Free. 7/9: Home mushroom cultivation with Chris Kerns of the NM Mycological Society. 7/16: Medicinal Mushrooms 101 with Harmony West; 7/30: Intro to Fermented Foods with Pat Block of Barrio Brinery. 505.316.3596, linda@railyardpark.org, www.railyardpark.org

 

Through July

Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design and Influence

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Pl.

Exhibition honoring the late Cherokee artist/educator/IAIA director and his work. (North Gallery continues through Sept. 11) 505.983.1666, www.iaia.edu/museum

 

Through Dec. 30

A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Cam. Lejo

Fashion designs, art, photos and archival documents. 505.476.1269, indianartsandculture.org

 

Through March 5, 2017

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Car Culture of Northern NM. 505.476.5019, www.nmhistorymuseum.org

 

Become a Site Steward

Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archaeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism. www.sfnfsitestewards.org

 

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences

http://santafecreativetourism.org/

 

Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

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

 

Santa Fe Recycling

Make 2016 the year to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can. City residential curbside customers can recycle at no additional cost and drop by 1142 Siler Road, Building A to pick up free recycling bins. For more information, visit http://www.santafenm.gov/trash_and_recycling or call 505.955.2200 (city); 505.992.3010 (county); 505.424.1850 (SF Solid Waste Management Agency).

 

Sustainable Growth Management Plan for SF County

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