Dec. 3, 11:30 am-1 pm
Presentation on PNM’s Fuel Request to the PRC
SFAHBA, 1409 Luisa St.
New Energy Economy’s executive director, Mariel Nanasi, will address the SF Green Chamber of Commerce and discuss the upcoming PRC hearing that will decide on PNM’s request to increase the use of nuclear and natural gas, along with relatively smaller increases in RE. Lunch is $15 for SF Area Homebuilders Association and NMGCC members, $20 for non-members. To reserve a spot, email Raquel@sfahba.
Dec. 4, 5:30 pm
A Night of Art, Poetry and Truthtelling
Verve Gallery, 219 E. Marcy Street
Features Poet Laureate of Albuquerque Hakin Bellamy. Benefits New Energy Economy’s legal challenge to PNM’s energy plan. 505.989.7262, www.NewEnergyEconomy.org
Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
Calligraphy, Handwriting and a Gift of a Card
SF Public Library, Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr.
Hands-on workshop for adults presented by teacher, artist and professional calligrapher Sherry Bishop. Tips and techniques for hand-addressing holiday envelopes and making simple heartfelt cards. Bring your address book. All supplies provided. Free. Registration: 505.955.2820
Dec. 4, 6-8 pm
SF River Greenway Restoration Presentation
Nancy Rodríguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop
SF County is preparing to restore the SF River between Frenchy’s Field and Siler Road. next year. This meeting is a public presentation of the entire greenway design. County staff and the project team will answer questions. email@example.com
Dec. 4, 7 pm
Whole Foods Community Room, 1090 S. St. Francis Dr.
Free screening of an award-winning film about animal agriculture. Presented by Wild Earth Guardians, Project Coyote, Thai Vegan and Trap Free NM. 505.988.9126
Nurses Storytelling Workshop
Discover your unique story about being a nurse. Writing exercises, discussion and skill development guided by “storyhealers” Mary Rives, M.S. and Sally Fox, Ph.D. 12/4-5, 6-9 pm; 12/6-7, 10 am-4 pm; 12/8, 7 pm: Community performance. Endorsed by the NM Nurses Assn. Sponsored by Bread for the Journey of SF. 505.428.0184, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thriveandshine.com/nurses-speak
Dec. 4-Jan. 3, 5-8 pm; Sat., 5-9 pm
SF Botanical Garden, Museum Hill
Winter lights event. Dazzling, extravagant displays, music, beverages. $8/$5, 12 & under free. 12/3, 5-8 pm preview party. 505.471.9103, email@example.com, www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/events/glow/
Dec. 5 Entry Deadline
City of SF Water Conservation Poster Contest
This year’s theme: How Water Connects Us. Public, private, charter and home-schooled students in grades 1-6 invited. The winning poster will be displayed on the back of a city bus and on a calendar cover. Other winners will be included in the calendar. 505.955.4225, www.savewatersantafe.com/conservation-classroom
2nd Annual Southside Quality of Life Initiative Symposium
Dec. 5, 12-6 pm: SFCC Jemez Room, 6401 Richards Ave.
Education, Engagement, Empowerment, Equity. Panel discussions with community leaders to build upon ongoing work. Q&A’s, roundtable lunch, reception.
Dec. 6, beginning at 9:30 am: Zona del Sol, 6601 Jaguar Dr.
Southside Youth, Teen and Family Summit. Community members can engage with one another and elected officials. Food and recreational activities.
Dec. 5-7, 11 am-7 pm
Poeh Winter Market
Buffalo Thunder Resort, 15 miles north of Santa Fe
Art show featuring Poeh Center instructors and advanced students. Also, Poeh Cultural Center Native Artists Showcase is held regularly Fridays and Saturdays from 4-6 pm
Recycle SF Art Festival
SF Convention Center
The country’s oldest recycled art market. Artwork consists of a minimum of 75% recycled materials. Friday 7 pm Trash Fashion and Costume contest tickets: Ticketssantafe.com, Info: 505.603.0558, firstname.lastname@example.org, Recyclesantafe.org
Dec. 6, 9 am-4 pm
SFPS Native American Student Services Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
DeVargas Middle School, 1720 Llano St.
Over 40 vendors, silent auction, holiday treats, Indian tacos. 505.467.2644, email@example.com
Dec. 6, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Economic Democracy Discussion
Collected Works Bookstore
Join food activist Deborah Madison and a panel of notable social entrepreneurs to discuss how the new cooperative Greenhouse Grocery contributes to a healthy, resilient food system and a strong local economy. 505.466.2665, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 6, 2-4:30 pm
Tibetan Buddhist Workshop on Developing Compassion
Seret & Sons Gallery, 121 Sandoval St.
Compassion-based meditation can have significant effects on mental, physical health and well-being. Presented by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D. $45 suggested donation. email@example.com
Dec. 6, 3 pm
Int’l. Drug Trafficking, Terrorism and the Impact on Society, including NM
SFUAD, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.
Council on Int’l. Relations presents this talk by Michael S. Vigil, former DEA chief of Int’l. Operations. $20/$15. Students, teachers and law enforcement officers may attend free. Registration: 505.982.4931, www.sfcir.org
Dec. 7-8, 13-14
Spanish Language Intensives
Intermediate level Spanish language intensives with a cultural component. Presented by Alejandro López of Somos el Maiz. 505.410.0959, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec. 8. 2-3 pm
Honeybees & Native Pollinators
SF Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail
Lecture by Master Gardener Ken Bower of Eldorado Windy Farm. Presented by the SF Botanical Garden. $10. Free to SFBG members. Registration: https://50919.blackbaudhosting.com/50919/Flowers-Pollinators-and-the-Santa-Fe-Garden
Dec. 8, 6 pm
Enchanted Lands and Peoples of the American West
Hotel Santa Fe
Dec. 10, 6:30 pm
Holiday Entertaining Event
Savory Spice Shop, 225 Galisteo
Join Slow Food and Kate Wheeler, who will share recipes for baked good and other treats. $35. Slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com
Dec. 13, 10 am-4 pm
Young Native Artists Holiday Show & Sale
Washington Ave. Doors
NM History Museum Children and grandchildren of the Palace Portal artists. Get on the ground floor of collecting from the next generation of Native artists. Free admission.
Dec. 13, 4-7 pm
Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Holiday Celebration
3749A Highway 14
8th Annual Gift Fair
SF Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Tr.
Local artisans. Free admission. Popupsantafe.com
Hope: A Soul in Song
Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta
A Lifesongs intergenerational performance. A culmination of months of creative exchange among artists, community members, elders, youth and people in hospice. 4:30 pm: concert; 6 pm: reception. $10/children free. 505.995.1860
Dec. 15, 6 pm
NM’s Cultural History Lesson to the World
Through Dec. 15
Safety Training Classes
SF Community College
Certified Renovator, Certified Renovator Refresher, OSHA Construction Standards. 505.428.1866, www.sfcc.edu/environmental_health_and_safety_training
Whirling Dervish Event
Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta
Info: José Moñtano at 505.982.4414
Dec. 19, 6 pm
The Grandeur of Water
Presentation by James McMath, music and movie. A fundraiser for the Santa Fe Global Water Festival. 505.770.1228, http://waterawarenessgroup.wordpress.com
Dec. 20, 2 pm
Celtic Christmas Party
Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta
Family-friendly event. Food, music and exciting dance. The SF Men’s Camerata, Coleman Academy of Irish Dance, Order of the Thistle Pipes and Drums, and more. Underwritten by IATSE Local 480.
Tickets: $20/$10. 505.988.1234, TicketsSantaFe.org.
Dec. 22, 6 pm
Dr. N. Scott Momaday
Hotel Santa Fe
Jan. 1-31, 7:30 am-4 pm
Tree Seedling Sales
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the NM State Forestry Division will be offering applications for low-cost seedlings. Applicants must own one acre of land or more and plant seedlings for windbreaks, reforestation, Christmas tree sales or wildlife plantings. Sponsored by the Santa Fe-Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation District. 505.471.0410, ext. 3
Jan. 3-4, 8 am-4:45 pm
Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station, 2600 Buckman Rd.
Dispose of tires for free. Limited to 8 per day. 505.820.0208, ext. 420, www.SantaFeRecycling.org
Public Regulation Commission hearing on PNM’s San Juan Power Replacement Plan
Water Policy Day
NM State Capitol
Join New Mexico First to advocate during the legislative session the recommendations from the 2014 statewide water town hall. The platform calls for commonsense changes to water funding and planning, watershed restoration including forest tree thinning, long-range drought planning, resolution of legal issues, protection of environmental resources and exploration of new water sources. http://nmfirst.org/_blog/Legislative_Updates/post/water2015/
First Saturday of Each Month, 10 am-12 pm
SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby
“Creating political will for a livable world” email@example.com
Tuesdays and Saturdays, 8 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. www.santafefarmersmarket.com
Sundays, 10 am-4 pm
New Mexico Artisan Market
Farmers’ Market Pavilion
Become a Site Steward
Santa Fe National Forest
Monitor archeological 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
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/catalogchoice.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 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 Rd., 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.