January 2015

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – January 2015


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


Through 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, info@santafebotanicalgarden.org, www.santafebotanicalgarden.org/events/glow/


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, www.SantaFeRecycling.org


Jan. 3-9, 6 pm

IAIA Writers Festival

IAIA Campus Auditorium, 83 Avan Nu Po Road

The Institute of American Indian Arts

Third annual festival. Readings by noted authors, including Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan, Jess Walter, Claire Vaye Watkins and IAIA students. No charge. Support provided by the Lannan Foundation. 505.424.2365, jdavis@iaia.edu


Jan. 5, 9 am-5 pm

PRC Hearing/Demonstration

PERA Building, 1120 Paseo de Peralta

First day of NM Public Regulation Commission hearing on PNM’s San Juan Generating Station Power Replacement Plan. Occupy Santa Fe, Juntos NM, New Energy Economy and many other groups will stage a demonstration from 9-11 am to demand clean replacement power for New Mexico. 505.989.7262, newenergyeconomy.org


Jan. 8-9

Trends Tourism Conference

Inn and Spa at Loretto

Hosted by the NM Hospitality Association. Features noted futurist David Houle, breakouts on travel trends and creating outdoor destinations. Registration: http://www.tanm.org/registration-rm-conference


Jan. 13, 6:30-9 pm

An Inquiry into the Changing Nature of Leadership

Academy for the Love of Learning, Seton Village

A series of group conversations with Aaron Stern and Patty Nagle. 505.955.1860, http://www.aloveoflearning.org/event_detail/189/1212


Jan. 14, 1 pm

Santa Fe Higher Education Center Grand Opening Celebration

1950 Siringo Rd.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by tours and refreshments. Campus features state-of-the-art classrooms, geothermal heating and cooling and a solar PV array that generates an estimated 80% of the facility’s energy needs. Semester begins on Jan. 12 for NMHU, NMSU and UNM and Jan. 20 for IAIA and SFCC. Hec.sfcc.edu


Jan. 14, 5:30 pm

Green Drinks

Location TBA

Networking event for people interested in local business, clean energy and green opportunities. Presented by the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. 505.428.9123, glenn@nmgreenchamber.com


Jan. 14, 6-8 pm

Preserving Places New Mexicans Love

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

How can we cherish our unique, semi-arid landscapes while respecting the need for sustainable economic development and the rights of private property owners? A presentation by Beth Mills, Ph.D., conservation director of the NM Land Conservancy. In conjunction with the exhibit “End of Days.” 505.955.6705, rdlambert@santafenm.gov


Jan. 17, 2-4 pm

Lifestyles: From Mars to Earth

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

Hands-on workshop for children of all ages with Mollie Parsons, education director of the SF Botanical Garden. Build wondrous creations using recycled and natural materials that meet the challenges of future generations. In conjunction with the exhibit “End of Days.” 505.955.6705, rdlambert@santafenm.gov


Jan. 17, 12 pm

Souper Bowl

SF Community Convention Center

Annual benefit held in support of The Food Depot. Features a soup competition among 29 local restaurants. Tickets start at $30. 505.988,1234, ticketssantafe.org


Jan. 21, 6-8 pm

The Environment-Fashion Nexus

Community Gallery, SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

Modern fashions and clothing are being created to adapt to the effects of global warming: from high-tech fabrics to innovative, cooling clothes. How much more can we adapt? What will it take for humans to balance their needs with those of the Earth’s eco-systems? Presentation by John Alejandro, renewable energy planner with the city of Santa Fe. In conjunction with the exhibit “End of Days.” 505.955.6705, rdlambert@santafenm.gov


Jan. 24, 10 am-12 pm

Green Writers Circle

Writers engaged in sustainability, ecology, health and environmental issues meet for publication and information resources, discussion and training on self-editing. RSVP: sguyette@nets.com


Jan. 24, 6 pm

Robert Burns Night

Scottish Rite Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta

Piping, Celtic dancing, readings and poems. Docent tours of the Scottish Rite Center. Buffet dinner. Tickets: $40 before Jan. 16, $45 after. Presented by Santa Fe Scottish Rite Order of the Thistle and Order of the Thistle Pipes & Drums. 505.982.4414, secretary@nmscottishrite.org


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. http://nmfirst.org/_blog/Legislative_Updates/post/water2015/


Feb. 14, 1-4 pm; 2 pm tour

Kindred Spirits Valentine Day Party

3749-A Highway 14

Animal sanctuary offers wellness scare and hospice to senior animals. 505.471.5366, kindredspiritsnm@earthlink.net, www.kindredspiritsnm.org


Feb. 20-21

ARTsmart New Mexico

ARTfeast Art of Living Fundraisers

Appetizers, silent and live auctions. Also showcasing the work of fashion designer Patricia Michaels. 2/20, 6 pm at Peters Projects, 1011 Paseo de Peralta. Advance tickets: $75. Feb. 21, 6 pm: Gourmet dinner and auction at the SF Convention Center. Advance tickets: $175. Artfeast.org


Feb. 22-March 1

Santa Fe Restaurant Week

An extravaganza featuring 57 local restaurants; most present a prix-fixé dinner and a specially priced two-course lunch. Nmrestaurantweek.com


Feb. 27

Renewable Energy Day

NM State Capitol

Presentations and displays.


First Saturday of Each Month, 10 am-12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Various Locations

Creating political will for a livable world” santafe@citizensclimatelobby.org


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 archaeological 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 2015 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 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 msholmes@santafecounty.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.




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