September 2014

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – September 2014

Sept. 3, 6-7 pm
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh
James A. Little Theater
Lecture/Dialogue with Geoffrey West. Presented by Creative SF, the SF Institute and St. John’s College. Hsieh is behind a major urban experiment to revitalize Las Vegas, NV’s downtown. $20. Lensic box office,


Sept. 6, 8:30 am-5 pm
Teen Startup Challenge
Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta
Community collaborators and mentors will provide intensive training and business development support for NM’s teen entrepreneurs. Presented by the City of SF Economic Development Div. and the Regional Development Corp. Free, including meals. 505.955.6607,


Sept. 6, 4-6 pm
Resistance – Film Screening
CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.
Documentary film about superbugs and antibiotic resistant infections. Free. RSVP: 505.750.4919. Info:,


Sept. 9, 4-6 pm
Eldorado/285 Recycles
ECIA Conference Room
Eldorado area recycling advocacy group monthly meeting. All welcome. 505.466.9797,,


Sept. 9, 6:30-8 pm
Three Paths to Publishing: Which Is Best for You?
Unitarian Church, Barcelona Rd.
Susan Guyette, author of 5 books, will present 3 options for publishing your book—conventional publishing, self-publishing, and a hybrid model—and will discuss the benefits and pitfalls of each. Presented by New Mexico Book Assn. $10 NMBA members/$20 non-members. 505.660.6357,


Sept. 12-14
FUZE-SW 2014 Food & Folklore Festival
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of Int’l. Folk Art
Explore the customs of NM’s many cultures that created a unique culinary tradition in a series of keynotes, talks, panel discussions, breakout sessions, creative interludes and – lots of food and drink. 200 tickets available (9/12-13): $250 with early bird discounts. Single-day tickets may be available for $150 after Aug. 21. Free marketplace event (9/14) open to the public. 505.476.1144,,


Sept. 13, 9 am-12 pm
Grey Water Workshop
Performance Space at La Tienda, Eldorado
Learn how to collect and recycle water from your sink, tub or washing machine and use it to irrigate your lawn and garden. A Green Café workshop with Doug Pushard sponsored by the Sustainable Eldorado Residents Alliance and HarvestH2o. Free. Registration: 512.698.8763,


Sept. 15 Entry Deadline
Water Conservation Poster Contest
Grades 1-6.


Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 pm
Santa Fe Time Bank
Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocery, 3328 Cerrillos Rd.
Overview of how time banking works. Potluck. 505.490.2119,


Sept. 16, 8:30-10:30 am
Organizational Culture and Fundraising Success
SF Community Foundation
Nonprofit technical assistance workshop with Elizabeth Roghair and Nadine Stafford. $15-$45. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Sept. 16, 23, 6 pm
Sustainable Land Development Code Amendments Public Meetings
• 9/16: Pojoaque Valley School Multi-purpose Bldg., 1797 State Hwy. 502
• 9.23: SF County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.
Meeting on matters of local interest concerning the SLDC amendments and Zoning Map Adoption Draft. 505.986.6200,


Sept. 16-17, 6-8 pm
Exploring Horizons in Carbon Energy: Divestment and Engagement
Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma
Two evenings about carbon energy, climate change and investment-driven solutions. 9/16: screening of the documentary A Climate of Change. 9/17: Panel discussion of experts from the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investment industry. 505.982.9661,


Sept. 18, 5-7 pm
Exhibition Opening Reception
SFCC Visual Arts Gallery
PREcognition/REcognition: Examining the Reciprocal Gaze in Godfrey Reggio’s film Visitors. Exhibition on display 9/11-Oct. 8. Free screening of Visitors following reception at 8 pm at The Screen, SFUAD.


Sept. 19, 6:30-9:30 pm
Wild Earth Guardians Guardians’ Gala
SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion
WEG’s 25th anniversary benefit dinner. Celebrate being a force for nature. Tickets: $100. 505.988.9126, ext. 0,


Sept. 20, 9 am-2 pm; Sept. 21, 1-3 pm
World Peace Labyrinth Events
Frenchy’s Park (Agua Fría and Osage)
9/21: Help repair prayer labyrinth. 9/21: Intl. World Peace Day. 505.954.4495,


Sept. 20-21, 10 am-4 pm
Kindred Spirits Fall Open House
Visit the animals and browse through barns and shady grounds. Free talks and presentation on senior animal wellness care. Refreshments provided. 505.471.5366,


Sept. 20, 12-3 pm
Climate Change Event
Starts at the SF Plaza
A walking tour series of sites to learn about climate topics from noted presenters. 505.243.7767


Sept. 19-21
Startup Weekend
SF Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol
Dynamic entrepreneurial event. Pitch an idea, form a team, build a startup. Registration:
$75/$35. 505.424.1140,,


Sept. 22, 6-9 pm
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Ampersand Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM
Mushroom cultivation for dryland environments. Low-costs skills for working with fungi. $10-$30 donation. Registration: Info: 360.561.5612,


Sept. 24, 7:30 pm
Buckwheat Zydeco
SF Farmers’ Market Pavilion
A benefit for KSFR SF Public Radio featuring zydeco’s most revered band. $25 adv./$30 door.


Sept. 26, 1:30-4:30 pm
SW Women in Conservation Forum
Randall Davey Audubon Center
Forum on freshwater. Guest speakers Letty Belin of the Dept. of the Interior and Audubon NM’s Beth Bardwell. Moderated by Laura Paskus. RSVP: 505.983.4609, ext 24, mmiller@audubon


Sept. 26, 7 pm
We Are People Here!
El Museo Cultural
A dramatic reading of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. The story of an indomitable human spirit that is rising again. By donation.


Sept. 27, 9:30 am-9:30 pm
Banking on New Mexico
SF Community Convention Center
A Public Bank Symposium with SF Mayor Javier Gonzáles, Rep. Brian Egolf, authors Craig Barnes, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, Ellen Hodgson Brown, Richard D. Wolff and others. Learn how a public bank can bolster the local economy. Sponsored by WeArePeopleHere! and the Public Banking Institute. $40/students: $10. 505.501.1779,,


Sept. 28-Oct. 1
National Economic Development Conference
Eldorado Hotel
Higher education as a catalyst for economic development. Economic development experts from across the U.S. and Canada, along with professionals from universities, communities and for-profit businesses will attend. Regional partners include Luna Community College, NM Highlands University, Northern NM College, Regional Development Corporation.,


Sept. 30, 5:30-7 pm
Women’s Salon
SF Community Foundation
“Fostering the confidence to cultivate our own success.” A SFCF community dialogue for women with Lanie Grimmer, Rubina Cohen and Cyndi Conn. No charge. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Oct. 3, 5-8 pm
Garb Ware
Radicle, 1703 Lena St.
Fashion show and sewing how-to with scrap materials. 505.474.8000,,


Oct. 4
St. Frances of Assisi Feast Day
Nambé Pueblo, NM
Ceremonial dances


Oct. 4
Harvest Festival
El Rancho de las Golondrinas, La Ciénega
Living history museum. Children 12 & under free. 505.471.2261,


Oct. 4, 3-8 pm
3rd Petchesky Conservation Award
Petchesky Conservation Center, 5430 S. Richards Ave.
NM Land Conservancy’s celebration of land conservation. Tickets: 505.986.3801,


Oct. 11: Public Conversation; Oct. 13-16: Retreat
Leading by Being: Exploring a New Vision of Leadership
Conversation: The Lensic; Retreat: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, NM
Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Chung Hyun Kyung will explore ways to support the growth and development of the feminine voice and balanced leadership. Lensic tickets ($35): 505.988.1234; Retreat ($455-$900): 877.804.4678, ext. 4152 or


Oct. 15-19
SF Independent Film Fest


Oct. 18, 2-6 pm
Women’s Health Event
NEA Event Room, 2007 Botulph Rd.
Natural beauty and healthy lifestyle products and practitioners. $3 entry fee benefits Many Mothers. 505.660.1777,’sHealthEventSantaFe


NM Environmental Law Center Events
Celebrate the NMELC’s 27th birthday. 9/11, 9/18: Horseback rides in the Cerrillos hills. $65. 9/21: Hike with conservation biologist Kelly Gallagher in the Galisteo Basin. RSVP: 505.989.9022, ext. 19,


First Saturday of Each Month, 10 am-12 pm
SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Various Locations
“Creating political will for a livable world”


Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7 am-1 pm
Santa Fe 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.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm
New Mexico Artisan Market
Farmers’ Market Pavilion


Sunday Afternoons
Informal Kite Flying Meet-up
MRC Park, Caja del Río Rd.
All welcome, beginners to experts. Fun family outing, picnic. Follow entrance road all the way to the end.


Become a Site Steward
Santa Fe National Forest
Monitor archaeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism.


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


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.


Santa Fe Recycling
Make 2014 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. At least 50 percent of curbside residential customers recycle now. Let’s take that number to 100 percent. For more information, visit 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 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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