April 2015

What’s Going On? – Here & There – April 2015


April 9, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks/NMSEA

Little Toad Pub, 200 N. Bullard St., Silver City, NM

Monthly meeting of the Southwest NM Green Chamber of Commerce and the NM Solar Energy Association – Silver City Chapter. Held every second Thursday of the month. 575.538.1337, swGreenChamber@gmail.com


April 10 Call for Papers Deadline

Earth USA 2015

8th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials

Conference will be held at the NM Museum of Art in Santa Fe, Oct. 2-4. Organized by Adobe in Action. Earthusa.org


April 11-May 15

Women’s Work”

Maria Saroni Community Gallery, Rowe, NM

Women artists from NM celebrate the work done by women in our communities. Organized by the Tarnoff Art Center. 505.919.8888, info@tarnoffartcenter.org, www.tarnoffartcenter.org


April 15 Application Deadline

Chautauqua Program


The NM Humanities Council is looking for individuals who perform living history and/or deliver a talk on an intriguing humanities topic. The free programs take place at nonprofit organizations. Applications: 505.633.7371, jbaca@nmhum.org, www.nmhum.org


April 17-19

Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project

Cebolla Canyon, El Malpais Conservation Area near Grants, NM

Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation to help build riparian restoration structures to restore a wetland area as part of a comprehensive ecosystem restoration effort. rioscial@gmail.com, http://abq.nmwildlife.org/


Through April 19, 10 am-5 pm

Traditional NM Arts/Santos Show

Tomé Art Gallery, 2930 Hwy. 47, Los Lunas, NM

17th annual show features santeros and traditional NM artists. 505.565.0556


April 25, 9 am-4 pm

Los Alamos Book Fair

Fuller Lodge

Authors, publishers and talks, including LPD Press/Río Grande Books co-founder Barbe Awalt, on Books 101: Tips and trends from the NM Book Co-op. Free. 505.344.9382, LPDPress@q.com


May 1st Drawing

Chama Peak Land Alliance Raffle

Benefit raffle for conservation-minded landowners in the southern San Juan Mountains of Colorado and northern NM. 970.335.8174, chamapeak@gmail.com, www.chamapeak.org


May 3-6

International Seed Library Forum

Tucson, Arizona

Diversifying Community Access to Healthy Foods. An effort to coalesce efforts by public libraries, nonprofits, universities and food banks to increase the quality of seed resources with free or affordable access to low-income households. Registration: saboressinfronteras@gmail.com


May 8 Application Deadline

Paid AmeriCorps Opportunity

Join Rocky Mountain Youth Corps working on projects in NM. RMYC is looking for young adults 16-25 to work on conservation, historic preservation and trail maintenance. Dedicated people are needed to supervise crews and projects. 575.751.1420. Program descriptions and applications: www.youthcorps.org


Through Sept. 31

Ancient Native Farming Techniques Exhibit

Colorado Plateau Intertribal Learning Center, Tuba City, Ariz.

Exhibit showcases efforts by elders and community leaders from 12 tribes across the Colorado Plateau to preserve dry farming practices that have allowed native peoples to flourish for thousands of years. Open by appointment. alicia.tsosie@foodcorps.org, www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/preserving-our-seeds-and-farmer-knowledge


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. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. 505.662.0460, Programs@PajaritoEEC.org, www.pajaritoeec.org


Chama Peak Land Alliance Benefit Raffle

Supports responsible land stewardship in the San Juan-Río Grande Watersheds of Colorado and New Mexico. Tickets: $100/$50. Drawing May 1, 2015. www.chamapeak.org/raffle/


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 Río 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: 505.244.3700, info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.nmgreenchamber.com




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