December 2014

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


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,

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.

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

Dec. 4-8

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,,

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,,


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,


Dec. 5-6

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


Dec. 5-7

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:, Info: 505.603.0558,,


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,


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,


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.


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,


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,


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:


Dec. 8, 6 pm

Enchanted Lands and Peoples of the American West

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by Craig Varjabedian, photographer and author of Landscape Dreams, A NM Portrait and other books. $12. 505.466.2775,,


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.


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

Kindred Spirits provides hospice care to dogs, horses and poultry. 505.471.5366,,


Dec. 13-14

8th Annual Gift Fair

SF Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Tr.

Local artisans. Free admission.


Dec. 14

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

SW Seminars lecture by Dr. Tom Chavez. $12. 505.466.2775,,


Through Dec. 15

Safety Training Classes

SF Community College

Certified Renovator, Certified Renovator Refresher, OSHA Construction Standards. 505.428.1866,


Dec. 17

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

Location TBA

Presentation by James McMath, music and movie. A fundraiser for the Santa Fe Global Water Festival. 505.770.1228,


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,


Dec. 22, 6 pm

Dr. N. Scott Momaday

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by the distinguished author. $15. 505.466.2775,,


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

Tire Amnesty

Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station, 2600 Buckman Rd.

Dispose of tires for free. Limited to 8 per day. 505.820.0208, ext. 420,


Jan. 5

PRC Hearing

PERA Building

Public Regulation Commission hearing on PNM’s San Juan Power Replacement Plan


Feb. 5

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.


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, 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.


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.


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 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 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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