February 2015

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


Feb. 3, 5:30-7:30 pm

State of the City

SF Community Convention Center

Address by Mayor Javier Gonzales


Feb. 4, 11:30 am-1 pm

Green Lunch

SF Area Home Builders Association, 1409 Luisa Street

Topic: The New Rules of Social Media. Presented by Kathy Walsh, Carolyn Parrs and Rubina Cohen. $15 for SFAHB, $20 others. Sponsored by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce. Reservations: 505.982.1774, Raquel@sfahba.com


Feb. 5

Water Policy Day

NM State Capitol

Join New Mexico First to advocate 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. 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

Buckman Recycling Tranfer Station Community Meeting

Nancy Rodriguez Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop

5:30: Open House; 6:30: Presentation/discussion. Learn about the services BuRRT provides and offer ideas how BuRRT can meet community needs. Written comments may be mailed to Randall Kippenbrock, SFSWMA, 149 Wildlife Way, SF 87506 or email rkippenbrock@sfswma.org


Feb. 5-April 16, 1-3 pm

Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Tr.

Lectures are held Thursdays. $10 per lecture, $66 for all 11. 505.982.9274, renesan@newmexico.com


Feb. 6

American Indian Day

NM State Capitol

Exhibits, presentations of state departments and agencies. Organized by the NM Indian Affairs Department.


Feb. 7, 10 am-12 pm

The Future of Libraries

Great Hall, St. John’s College

Panel Discussion with Michael Delello, deputy cabinet secretary for Cultural Affairs; Sarah Heartt, former librarian, SF Public Schools; Patricia Hodapp, director, SF Public Library, Tomas Jaehn, archivist, NM History Museum, Jennifer Sprague, library director, St. John’s College. Free.


Feb. 7, 2 pm

Dyes in Early Navajo Textiles

Wheelwright Library, 704 Cam. Lejo, Museum Hill

Presented by David Wenger, Ph.D. For members only (memberships available). Reservation required. 505.982.4636, ext. 110. www.wheelwright.org


Feb. 7-8

Volunteer Weekend

Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM

Help install a retrofit to a greenhouse from Zomeworks. RSVP. Also internships available from May-July in earthen building, land restoration, organic gardening and sustainable food systems. Applications due by March 6. Details: www.ampersandproject.org


Feb. 8, 2 pm

Santa Fe Reads

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

Readings and discussions with 5 nationally acclaimed northern NM authors: Sallie Bingham, Natalie Goldberg, Anne Hillerman, John Nichols and Valerie Plame. $15. 505.428.1353. Presented by Literacy Volunteers of SF.


Feb. 9-March 16, Mondays, 1-4 pm

Legacy Writing Workshop

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

A 6-week life story class with Hollis Walker. $150. Registration: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


Feb. 11, 9 am-12 pm

Working Together for a Thriving Community

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

Dreaming a Better World through Collaboration. A technical assistance workshop for nonprofits presented by Valeria Alarcón and Roberto Aponte. Sliding Scale: $15-$45. Registration: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


Feb. 11, 10 am

Building the Business Different

SF Business Incubator

Presentation for startup companies and entrepreneurs about SFBI grants. 505.424.1140, soshea@sfbi.net


Feb. 12, 7 pm

Mountainfilm on Tour

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.

Mix of films, from mountain sports to amazing wild places. $15. Info: 505.988.9126, ext. 0. Presented by WildEarth Guardians.


Feb. 14, 8 am-12 pm

Contemporary Hispanic Market Jury

SF Convention Center

For prospectus, visit contemporaryhispanicmarketinc.com. Market dates: July 25-26.


Feb. 14, 10 am-12 pm

SF River Cleanup

Frenchy’s Field Barn, Osage @ Agua Fría

9th annual Love Your River Day. 505.820.1696. RSVP: stewards@santafewatershed.org


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. 15, 1-4 pm

Wood Carving Demonstrations

Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo

Wooden Menagerie: Made in NM exhibit with music and refreshments. Free to NM residents and children under 17. 505.476.1200


Feb. 15, 1:30-4 pm

The Art of David Bradley

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

32 paintings, bronze sculptures and mixed-media works by the Chippewa artist. 1 pm and 2:30 pm: Jemez buffalo dancers; 2-4 pm: Reception; 505.476.1250, 2:30-3 pm: catalogue signing with David Bradley and Dr. Suzan Harjo. IndianArtsAndCulture.org


Feb. 16, 3-4:30 pm

Dr. Suzan Shown Harjo

MoCNA 2nd Floor

Reading and book signing of Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the U.S. and American Indian Nations. Feb. 17, 1-2:30 pm: Poetry reading at IAIA campus. Free.


Feb. 17 Application Deadline

Paid Conservation Positions

Looking for young adults 18-25 to join a nonprofit in Albuquerque and Taos as an AmeriCorps volunteer. Earn a college scholarship and make a difference conserving natural lands. Application: 575.751-1420, ext. 34, www.youthcorps.org


Feb. 17-April 2, 6-8 pm

Landscape for Life

Small Annex, SF County Fairgrounds

Learn how to create a landscape that uses less water and flourishes as the climate changes. Six different classes sponsored by the SF Botanical Garden and the SF Master Gardener Assn. $125/$150. 505.471.9103, www.santafebotanicalgarden.org


Feb. 17, 6-9 pm


SF Convention Center

Legislative event showcasing NM farm- and ranch-related organizations and agencies.


Feb. 18, 1-5 pm

The 4Cs of Marketing

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

A technical assistance workshop for nonprofits on the 4Cs (Connection, Collaboration, Creativity and Consistency). Presented by Rubina Cohen.

Sliding Scale: $15-$45; Registration: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


Feb. 19 Application Deadline

AIA Canstruction Design and Build Competition

American Institute of Architects open call for design teams to create structures made entirely from canned goods for an April 11 exhibit held at SF Place Mall. Winners in five categories entered in an international competition. Entry fee: $100. Benefits the Food Depot. Santafe.canstruction.org/design-teams


Feb. 18 Reservation Deadline

WorldQuest 2015

SF Community College Jemez Room

Feb. 20, 5:45-9:15 pm: College Bowl-style game of international trivia, played in teams of eight. Prizes will be awarded. Presented by the SF Council on International Relations. General Admission: $40 includes buffet. Registration: 505.982.4931, www.sfcir.org


Feb. 20-21

ARTfeast Santa Fe

A weekend of fine art, food, fashion & homes tour. Benefits ARTsmartNM youth programs. Appetizers, silent and live auctions. Fashion designer Patricia Michaels: Feb. 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. 21, 8 am-4 pm

Haute Highlights

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Bernalillo, NM

A Festival and Celebration of Startups, Small Business and nonprofits in New Mexico. Local and national speakers, panel discussions, exhibitors, gala dinner, live auction. Tickets: www.hautenightout.eventbrite.com


Feb. 21-22

Book Launch/Workshop

Railyard Performance Center

Nina Hart’s new book of prose poems and short fiction is called Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere. Her book launch party is Feb. 21 at 7:30 pm ($5-$10.). Her Writing from the Top of Your Head workshop is Feb. 21-22. Details: 828.254.3586


Feb. 22-March 1

Santa Fe Restaurant Week

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


Feb. 24, 6-7:30 pm

Health Effects of Wireless Technology

La Montañita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda

Free practical solutions and mitigating products to combat electronic pollution will be discussed. Free.


Feb. 27, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Building, Rm. 238, corner Don Gaspar & South Capitol

Info: 505.603.2879 or molinodelaisla@gmail.com. Agendas: 505.827.4983 or www.nmacequiacommission.state.nm.us.


Feb. 27, 10 am-3 pm

Renewable Energy Day

NM State Capitol

Celebrate the economic, environmental and social benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Ecological art table, electric cars, solar ovens and hands-on demonstrations. Noon press conference featuring legislators, nonprofits and industry specialists who will share policies and plans to grow the RE industry in NM. 505.310.4425, esha@gotsol.org


March 2015

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey

An immersive cultural arts experience; month-long celebration of workshops and events offered through Santa Fe Creative Tourism, a program of the SF Arts Commission. An opportunity for visitors to learn from experienced artists and artisans while enjoying world-class restaurants, sites and accommodations. 505.792.5746, santafecreativetourism@gmail.com, www.diysantafe.org


March 1 Application Deadline

Lodgers Tax Event Funds

2015 special event funding for nonprofit organizations. Tourism support and community involvement are key. Does not include events June-August. 505.955.6211, www.santafenm.gov/document_center/document/2739


March 1, 5-7 pm

Food, Music and Stories of Community

Iconic Coffee Roasters, 1600 Lena St.

Learn about the planned Greenhouse Grocery Food Cooperative, local businesses and ecological stewardship. $5-$10 suggested donation. 505.466.2665, bj@greenhousegrocery.coop, www.greenhousegrocery.coop


March 14-15

Santa Fe Home Show

SF Convention Center

Northern NM’s only home improvement consumer show. SF Area Home Builders Association. 505.982.1774, www.sfahba.com


March 19-22

Bead Fest Santa Fe

SF Convention Center

Artists, workshops, expo


March 22, 10 am-9 pm

World Water Day Celebration

El Museo Cultural

Art exhibition, music, dance, food, information tables, children’s activities. Premiere film screening of Last Call at the Oasis, about the global water crisis, and Gasland II. A fundraiser for the Santa Fe Global Water Festival. By donation. Artists are invited to submit water-related art. 505.919.8751, www.waterawarenessgroup.wordpress.com/GWF


March 27-28

Municipal Energy Production

SF Community College

Learn from experts about local energy production and how to make a “genius” municipal grid a reality. 3/27, 7-9 pm: lecture ($10); 3/28, 9 am-5 pm: workshop ($99). Info: 505.819.3828, Registration: www.carboneconomyseries.com


Through March 31

City of SF Economic Development Survey

The city’s Economic Development Division is looking for input from businesses. Results will target needs and opportunities. www.santafenm.gov/economic_development


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



Through April

Virgin of Guadalupe Exhibition

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Cam. Lejo, Museum Hill

Retablos, bultos and three-dimensional nichos. Admission: $5./under 16 free/NM residents free on Sunday. 505.982.2226


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



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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