April 2015

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


April 1, 7 pm

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Lensic

Singer/songwriter. Benefits the Espanola Valley Humane Society. $55/$25. 505.988.1234, TicketsSantaFe.org


April 2

Business Expo & Job Fair

SF Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Rd.

12th annual event. One of the largest of its kind in NM. Presented by the SF Chamber of Commerce. 505.988.3279, www.santafechamber.com


April 6, 6 pm

Decline of the Chaco World: The Risks of Growth

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by author/ UNM Professor of Anthropology Dr. David E. Stuart. $12. 505.466.2775, Southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


April 7, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Planned Giving Boot Camp

SF Community Foundation

Fundraising workshop. Sliding scale: $15-$45. Registration: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


April 8, 5:30-7 pm

Sustainable SF Awards Gala

La Fonda Hotel New Mexico Room

Celebrate the projects that have made SF more sustainable. Free public event. Hosted by Green Drinks, city of SF, Green Chamber of Commerce, Earth Care, Green Fire Times


April 9, 6:30 pm

Merchants of Doubt

CCA Cinematheque

Entertaining expose about professional deniers who manipulate public perception and help block progress on climate change. $10. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc


April 11, 10 am-2 pm

Plant Trees

Río de las Vacas

Help WildEarth Guardians plant native riparian vegetation, which helps improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Additional dates available. cnickel@wildearthguardians.org


April 11, 18, May 2, 10 am

Community Gardening Workshops

Railyard Park Community Room

4/11: Seed starting with Abby Feria, agriculturalist; 4/18: Home water audit with Bob Wood, master arborist, city of SF Water Conservation Div; 5/2: Tree planting with Bob Wood. Free. Presented by Railyard Stewards. eric@railyardpark.org


April 13, 6 pm

Decline of the Chaco World: The Risks of Growth

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by archeologist Larry L. Baker, co-editor of Anasazi Puebloan Adaptation in Response to Climactic Stress. $12. 505.466.2775, Southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


April 14, 5:30-7 pm

How Do We Increase Renewable Energy Use in NM?

SFCF, 501 Halona St.

Panel presentation on the uses of renewables, the true costs of fossil fuels, legislative and regulatory policies. Free. The panel: Denise Fort, professor emeritus, UNM School of Law; Nellis Kennedy-Howard, Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club; Doug Howe, former PRC commissioner; Noah Long, Natural Resources Defense Council. Free Registration: www.santafecf.org/registration


April 14 Deadline

Piñón Award Nominations

SF Community Foundation awards recognize excellence in the nonprofit sector. Awards ceremony dinner on Oct. 6. https://www.santafecf.org/document.doc?id=2379&erid=901292


April 14, 4-6 pm

Eldorado/285 Recycles

ECIA Conference Room

Eldorado area recycling advocacy group monthly meeting. All welcome. 505.466.9797, eldorado.285recycles@gmail.com


April 17-19

SF Startup Weekend

SF Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol

See newsbite, page 35. 505.424.1140


April 18, 2-4:30 pm

Green Our Schools Sustainability Education Summit

Genoveva Chávez Center

Join students, teachers and community to learn about transforming curriculum, the green schools movement and environmental education. Free admission. Green Our Schools is fiscally sponsored by Partners in Education. 505.501.5826, GreenOurSchoolsNM@gmail.com, www.greenourschools.org


April 18, 2 pm; April 22, 6:45 pm

Movies That Matter

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave.

Lunch Hour” (www.lunchhourmovie.org) examines America’s National School Lunch Program, which exposes children to unhealthy foods at a young age. Wednesday screenings include a panel discussion. Presented by the SF Farmers’ Market Institute. Tickets: $10/$7/$5. 505.466.5528 or www.jeancocteaucinema.com/buy-tickets/


April 19, 11 am

Efforts to Ban Fracking in the Chaco Canyon Area

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.

Presentation by Rebecca Sobel with Les Lakind and Xubi Wilson. Free. http://journeysantafe.com


April 22, 7 pm

Jobs Not Jails

The Lensic

An evening with Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries with SF Mayor Javier Gonzales. Presented by SF YouthWorks! Father Boyle works with disconnected youth and young adults in Los Angeles. Tickets $12: 505.988.1234, ticketssantafe.org. Also, meet & greet Father Boyle, 5:30-6:45 pm at Manitou Gallery, 123 W. Palace ($75 includes Lensic admission)


April 23-May 28 (Thurs.)

ETSY Craft Entrepreneurial Workshops

WESST, 3900 Paseo del Sol

A series of 6 half-day sessions. Qualified artisans can learn to start an online shop as well as business basics like accounting, research, pricing, marketing, shipping and more. Application: rperea@wesst.org


April 24, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

La Ciénega Community Center, 136 Cam. San Jose, SF 87507

For agendas or for people with disabilities in need of aid or services to participate in the hearing, call Sandra Ortega at the Local Government Division: 505.827.4983, or visit www.nmacequiacommission.state.nm.us. Additional info: 505.603.2879 or molinodelasisla@gmail.com


April 25-26

Contemporary Clay Fair

SF Women’s Club

Features 30 ceramic artists. contemporaryclayfair.com


Through April 26, Th.-Sun., 11 am-3 pm

Morphing Nature

SF Botanical Garden, 715 Cam. Lejo

Students from IAIA and SFUAD have created site-specific sculptures made from recovered plant materials from the garden and found objects. Free. 505.471.9103, santafebotanicalgarden.org


April 26, 11 am

Why NM Doesn’t Use More Renewable Energy

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.

Presentation by public utilities attorney Bruce Throne with attorney Denise Fort. Free. http://journeysantafe.com


April 28, 6-7:30 pm

Practical Solutions for Safe Use of Electronics

La Montañita Co-op Community Room

Discussion of potential health problems of wireless pollution and products to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Free. 505.780.8283, jennifer@results-health-coaching.com


May 4, 6 pm

Azlan in the Southwest: Archeology and History

Hotel Santa Fe

Southwest Seminars lecture by Stephen H. Lekson, University of Colorado professor or anthropology and author of A History of the Ancient Southwest. $12. 505.466.2775, Southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


May 9, 10 am-10 pm


Santa Fe Plaza

El Día de la Gente. Nonprofit organizations and government agencies will have information tables and giveaways until 3 pm and local talent will perform until 10 pm. Exhibit applications: 505.955.6979, bjmossman@santafenm.gov, www.santafenm.gov


May 9-10

Kindred Spirits Open House

3749A Highway 14

Animal sanctuary for senior dogs, horses and poultry. Demonstrations by wellness caregivers. 505.471.5366, www.kindredspirtsnm.org


May 16, 8 am-3 pm

2nd Annual Green Festival

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. de la Familia

Experience new renewable energy technologies, electric vehicles, organic food, water harvesting, interactive exhibits for kids and much more. 505.428.9123, glenn@nmgreenchamber.com


May 16, 2 pm; May 20, 6:45 pm

Movies That Matter

Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave.

Growing Cities, a documentary film that examines the role and potential of urban farming (www.growingcitiesmovie.com). Presented by the SF Farmers’ Market Institute. Weds: $10/$8/$6; Sat: $7/$5/$6. Tickets: 505.466.5528, www.jeancocteaucinema.com/buy-tickets/


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 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



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 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 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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