October 2014

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – October 2014


Oct. 4, 9 am-4 pm

Green Project Management

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

Learn how to incorporate environmental concepts into project management. $119. 505.224.5200, tmchavez@cnm.edu, www.cnm.edu


Oct. 4, 1-3 pm

Home Composting Basics

Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE

Judy Espinoza will teach the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil. Presented by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. Free. Registration: 505.782.4495, register@nmcomposters.org


Oct. 4-5

ABQ Indian Arts Festival

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Second annual. 505.843.7270


Oct. 5

Bosque Boogie

Along the Bosque

A 10K, 5K and 1K fun run for kids to benefit Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of ABQ. Parking in the Montano Plaza Shopping Center. www.tcrproductions.com


Oct. 8, 9 am-4 pm

Collaboration: Cultivating the Art of Working Together

Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central NM, 2340 Alamo SE

Intermediate level workshop to facilitate collaboration among nonprofit organizations to improve efficiency, sustainability and outcomes. Presented by Mark D. Bennett. $50. 505.247.3671, www.centerfornonprofitexcellence.org


Oct. 11, 1-4 pm

World Homeless Day Gathering

ABQ Civic Plaza

Speakers, information tables, music. Donations such as non-perishable food, clothing, hygiene items, jackets, blankets, etc. accepted. www.facebook.com/abqcaresforall


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. www.nmcomposters.org


Oct. 12, 11 am-4 pm

Local Food Festival and Field Day

Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW

Highlights local food and agriculture. Connect with local growers, producers and businesses. 505.724.3619, localfoodnm@mrcog-nm.gov, www.mrcog-nm.gov


Oct. 13-15

Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment

Crown Plaza ABQ

Organized by Dr. Arti Prasad, an integrative physician, this conference features an array of complementary and alternative approaches. It is open to anyone who wants to learn about health & wellness ($150). Dr. Andrew Weil, the keynote speaker, will also give a cooking demonstration at the ABQ Biopark Botanic Garden, Oct. 12, 4:15-5:30 pm, as part of an all-day pre-conference workshop ($195). unmmg.org/clinics/cfl



Oct. 14 RSVP Deadline for Oct. 18 Event

La Montañita Co-op Annual Membership Gathering

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Hear Gar Alperovitz discuss the future of cooperatives. 505.217.2027, robins@lamontanita.coop


Oct. 14, 7:30-10:15 pm; Oct. 19, 1:30-6:15 pm

People’s Wilderness Film Gala

The Kimo Theater

New and old films will include sweeping vistas and stories of wild lands, peoples’ experiences of them and problems facing wilderness protection. www.kimoTickets.com, http://abq2014.wix.com/peopleswildfilmgala


Oct. 15, 5:30-7 pm

We Are Keepers of Our Culture

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Talk by Kyle Swimmer (Shpeyiah, Laguna Pueblo) will discuss the role young men are charged with to keep traditions alive to perpetuate Pueblo culture. Free. 505.843.7270, IndianPueblo.org


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. See newsbite, page 37. http://www.wilderness50th.org


October 18, 9 am-4 pm

Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project

Sandía Mountains near ABQ

Join the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for a volunteer restoration service project focused on improving wildlife habitat in the Sandía Mountains. http://www.wilderness50th.orghttp://abq.nmwildlife.org/


Oct. 18, 1:30-3 pm

Home Composting Basics

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil. Free. Registration: 505.897.8831, register@nmcomposters.org. Presented by Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters.


Oct. 24, 6-7 pm

Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW

Book signing, lecture and discussion with author Dr. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and Dr. Tomas Chavez. Free. 505.246.2261, www.nationalhispaniccenter.org


Nov. 8, 10 am-6 pm; Nov. 9, 10 am-5 pm

NM Green & Healthy Living Expo

Manuel Luján Complex, NM State Fairgrounds, 300 San Pedro NE

Educational presentations, live demonstrations, information on sustainable living, health & wellness. Eco-friendly products and services. Admission: $8/$5/under 12 free. 505.633.8921, Tracy@nmexpos.com, nmexpos.com


Nov. 12-14

Quivira Coalition Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel

Back to the Future.” Presentations and workshops on agricultural and conservation practices that are old yet new. Speakers include Dorn Cox, Fred Kirschenmann, Winona LaDuke, Bill McDonald, Jo Robinson and others who represent the diversity of the regenerative agriculture movement. 505.820.2544, ext. 2. http://www.quiviracoalition.org


Nov. 14, 7:30 pm

The Pragmatism of Historic Preservation

Maxwell Museum, Hibben 105

Southwest lecture by Dr. Jeff Pappas, NM State Historic Preservation Officer. Free. 505.277.4405, http://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu


Nov. 15, 9 am-4 pm

NM Archeology Conference

Maxwell Museum, Hibben Center

Info: dap@unm.edu, 505.277.4405, http://maxwellmuseum.unm.edu


Nov. 15

Navajo Rug Auction

Prairie Star Restaurant

Contemporary and historic rugs. Proceeds benefit Navaho weavers and the Maxwell Museum. 11 am viewing, 1 pm auction.


Nov. 22, 1-3 pm

Asian American Legacy Stories: The NM Experience

Maxwell Museum’s Hibben Auditorium

Free oral history program. A multimedia presentation accompanied by live readings focused on leaders and activities of New Mexican civic groups in NM in the late 19th through early 20th centuries. Partially funded by the NM Humanities Council. nationofwong@comcast.net, www.aaanm.us



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, www.nmnaturalhistory.org


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


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. cscruggs@unm.edu. 10/1: Water & energy use in NM agriculture; 10/8: Implications of militarized landscapes for groundwater


Weekends in October

Maize Maze

Río Grande Community Farm, 1701 Montaño Rd. NW

Fridays: 3-8 pm; Saturdays: 11 am-8 pm; Sundays: 11 am-6 pm. $8/$5/kids 3 & under free. http://riograndefarm.org


Through Dec. 20

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

UNM Art Museum, UNM Center for the Arts

David Maisel/Black Maps, American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime; Luz Restirada: Latin American Photography; The Gift, woodcuts by John Tatschi. $5 suggested donation.


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, maxwellmuseum.unm.edu



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