September 2014

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – September 2014

Sept. 4, 10 am-1 pm
UNM Health Sciences Center Job Fair
HSC North Campus Upper Plaza
Open to physicians, nurses, midwives, physician assistants, social workers, nutritionists, occupational therapists, health profession students, etc.


Sept. 6
Popejoy Hall, UNM
Full-day stage program featuring innovative, dynamic, homegrown ideas from people who are stimulating dialogue and putting ideas into action to improve communities. $65/$25., (


Sept. 8, 6-7:30 pm
NM Economy Debate
So. Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd. SE
Live debate on the NM economy between former retired businessman/former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alan Webber and Paul Gessing, president of the politically conservative Rio Grande Foundation. Moderated by KNME-TV public affairs host Gene Grant. $5.


Sept. 9, 6-9 pm
Cibola Natl. Forest Wilderness Consideration
UNM Continuing Ed. Bldg. N., 1634 University Blvd. NE
Public collaboration workshop to identify lands suitable for wilderness conservation. Other Sept. workshops in Grants, Mountainair and Socorro. 505.346.3889,,


Sept. 11, 5-6:45 pm; Sept. 27, 10 am-12 pm
Composting with Worms
Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes Rd. NW
Food scraps, junk mail and paper products make up about 30% of our garbage. Learn to use red worms to turn organic waste into high-quality compost. Free. Registration: 505.836.8745,


Sept. 14, 5 pm
Río Grande Agricultural Land Trust Harvest Dinner
Farm & Table
Fundraising dinner celebrates the preservation of farms and wildlife habitat in the Middle Río Grande. “Farm to fork” event brings together several Albuquerque chefs who will create a 5-course meal made with local ingredients. $105 or $200 for two. 505.884.6577,


Sept. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
Home Composting Basics
Loma Colorado Public Library, 755 Loma Colorado Dr., Río Rancho
Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil. Free.,


Sept. 19-20
National Hispanic Cultural Center
10th annual celebration of world music and culture. 20 performances by 17 acts from 5 continents on 3 stages. Diversión para todos. Fun for all. 505.771.3166,


Sept. 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Home Composting Basics
Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE; and Osuna Nursery, 501 Osuna Rd. NE
Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil. Free.,


Sept. 22-24
NM Recycling & Solid Waste Conference
Hotel Albuquerque
Integrating Solutions. Lectures, roundtable discussions, exhibitors, awards, more. NM Recycling Coalition. 505.603.0558,


Sept. 27
Fall Solar Fiesta
CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave.
A full day of engaging presentations sponsored by Central NM Community College. Renewable energy and sustainability trade show. Free. Presented by the NM Solar Energy Association. 505.246.0400,,


Oct. 11, 2 pm
The Story of Fracking: A Teach-in
ABQ Peace & Justice Center, 202 Harvard SE
Part of a global day of protest to call for a ban on fracking, a method of natural gas drilling that opponents say puts our air, water, climate and communities at risk. Host: Food & Water Watch NM.


Oct. 11-Nov. 8
Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter Training
Applications are now being accepted.


Oct. 12, 11 am-4 pm
Local Food Festival and Field Day
Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
Highlights local food and agriculture. Connect with local growers, producers and businesses. 505.724.3619,,


Oct. 15-19
National Wilderness Conference
Hyatt Regency ABQ, ABQ Convention Center
Presentations, panels, exhibits, field trips and skill development workshops focusing on recent advances and emerging issues in wilderness stewardship. The companion Wilderness Celebration Exhibition will showcase organizational booths for grade- and middle-school students. Conference registration: $350/$200. Scholarships. Get Wild Festival (public) on Oct.18, 2-10 pm on Civic Plaza.


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, and takes you back in time to discover past climates. Tickets: $7, $6, $4. Info: 505.841.2800,


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.


Wednesdays through Nov. 19, noon-12:45 pm
Water & Energy in NM
Pearl Hall (Stanford & Central), Rm. P139
Conversations on Our Common Future seminar/discussion series. Free. 9/3: Water law in NM; 9/17: Impacts of climate change on the Rio Grande Basin; 9/24: Adjudication, water rights and appropriation; 10/1: Water & energy use in NM agriculture; 10/8: Implications of militarized landscapes for groundwater


Through May 31, 2015
El Agua es Vida: Acequias in Northern New Mexico
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, UNM
Groundbreaking, multidisciplinary exhibit. Free. 505.277.4405,


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