October 2014

What’s Going On? – Here & There – October 2014


Oct. 3-7

Shiprock Navajo Nation Fair

Shiprock Fairgrounds, Shiprock, NM

Dances, song & dance competition, arts & crafts, rodeo, parade. Northernnavajofair.org


Oct. 4-5, 10 am-5 pm

El Rito Studio Tour

El Rito (between Ojo Caliente and Abiquiú, NM)

Enjoy the art and culture of a traditional northern NM village. World renowned and emerging artists, live music, food. For a map and info, visit elritostudiotour.org


Oct. 4-5

American Solar Energy Society Solar Tour

19th annual tour of homes and businesses in NM. www.ases.org/solar-tour


Oct. 11-13

Abiquiú Studio Tour

Abiquiú, NM

More than 80 local artists open their studios. 505.685.4454, abiquiustudiotour.org


Oct. 17-19

Volunteer Work Weekend

Red Canyon Reserve, west of Socorro, NM

Stewardship chores on Quivira Coalition’s property used for land restoration demonstrations and wildlife preservation among the foothills of the San Mateo Mountains. Camping available. Free. http://quiviracoalition.org/Land_Water_Program/2014_Restoration_Workshops/index.html


Oct. 18, 6 pm

Taste of El Valle Farm-to-Table Dinner

Arrow’s Ridge Guest Ranch, Ribera, NM (between Santa Fe and Las Vegas)

Sliding scale tickets benefit El Valle Women’s Collaborative. Tasteofelvalle.ticketbud.com. Info: 505.204.1359, facebook.com/ElValleWomensCollaborative, http://arrows-ridge.com. See newsbite, page 37.


Oct. 23-24, 9 am-5 pm

4th Annual Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Conference

Las Cruces Convention Center, NM

575.323.1575, carrie@nmgreenchamber.com


Nov. 1, 10 am-4 pm

Earthship Conference with Michael Reynolds

New School Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St., NYC

Learn about Biotecture and a project planned for the Lower East Side Manhattan. Tickets: http://earthship.com/new-york


Nov. 15

America Recycles Day

National Celebration

Educational events around the country. Recognizes the benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling. AmericaRecyclesDay.org


Dec. 3 Application Deadline

Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants

$15,000-$25,000 grants from Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education for projects by agri-producers with technical advisor support. Often used to conduct on-site experiments the can improve farm operations and the environment. www.westernsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants


Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm and Saturday

Pajarito Environmental Education Center

3540 Orange St., Los Alamos, NM

Nature center and outdoor education programs. Exhibits of flora and fauna of the Pajarito Plateau; herbarium, live amphibians, butterfly and xeric gardens. Free. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.pajaritoeec.org


Through Oct. 15

Invitational NM Painters Exhibition

Kennedy Alumni Hall, Highlands Univ., 905 University Ave., Las Vegas, NM

The largest show of its kind in decades. More than 50 contemporary NM painters and original printmakers. Figural and representational artists.


Río Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Rio Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn.com


NM Green Chamber of Commerce

The NM Green Chamber of Commerce, with chapters around the state, has a business directory that is a great resource for conscious consumers looking for locally owned and environmentally friendly businesses in their area.  Contribute to a sustainable future by supporting businesses in your city/town that are striving to be leaders in green business practices. Info: 505.859.3433, info@nmgreenchamber.com, http://nmgreenchamber.com/members?page=2


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