August 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – August 2015


Aug. 3, 11 am

Tesuque Pueblo and the Pueblo Revolt

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Former Tesuque Gov. Mark Mitchell will provide a historical perspective on the pueblo’s role in the 1680 revolt.


Aug. 5, 5:30-7 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second St. NW

Network with people interested in doing business locally, clean energy alternatives and creating sustainable opportunities in our communities. Presented the first Wednesday of each month by the ABQ and Río Rancho Green Chamber.,

Aug. 8, 10 am-4 pm

Summer Wings

Río Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW

Speakers, Guided bird walks, hummingbird banding, live birds from wildlife rescue, arts & crafts for kids, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge display. Presented by the Friends of the Río Grande Nature Center. Free. Parking $3. 505.344.7240,

Aug. 11, 9 am-4 pm

NM Pueblo and Community Agriculture Conference

Route 66 Casino/Hotel, I-40

Workshops such as beekeeping, organic certification, hoop houses, spring vegetable production. Educational agency and program booths. Lunch provided. Hosted by NMSU’s Southern Pueblo Beginning Farmer/Rancher Program. Registration: 505.852.0480 or 505.852.2668

Aug. 12, 10-11:30 am

Composting with Worms

Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE

Use red worms to turn organic waste into high-quality compost. 505.767.5959,

Aug. 15

Resilience Run

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St.

3rd Annual. 10K, 5K and kids’ walk commemorating the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.

Hopi/San I Reed Clan dancers, food, music. Fundraiser for IPCC museum renovation. Online registration: $35, $20, $10:,

Aug. 15, 2-3:30 pm

Home Composting Basics

Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW

Turn food scraps into plant-ready nutrients, quick & simple with the Bokashi method. 505.897.8816,

Aug. 16, 12-4 pm

Neighborhood Day at the ABQ Museum

ABQ Museum of Art, 2000 Mountain Rd. NW

Story circles where you can share 5-minute stories with your fellow ‘Burqueans. Neighborhood association and organization tables. Free food, music, art activities.,!abq-museum-neighborhood-day/c721

Aug. 23, 11 am-3 pm

Tomato Fiesta

ABQ Garden Center, 10120 Lomas, NE

Classes and garden tips from Master Gardeners and tomato experts. Trade fair, music, kids activities. 505.292.7144,


Aug. 27, 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Planners as Leaders

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Urban Land Institute/APA-NM lunch. Presentation by Gail Goldberg, FAICP, Exec. Dir. of the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles District Council. $50/$35/$25. Registration:


Aug. 28, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., Rm. 238

Info: 505.603.2879, Agendas: 505.827.4983,


Aug 29, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Eating for Your Health
Highland Senior Center, 131 Monroe NE

Community-based workshop led by Susan Clair, covering elements of a healthy lifestyle, plant-based & animal proteins, organic vs. conventional, antioxidants and systemic alkalinity, health benefits of herbs & spices, complex & refined carbs, healthy fats. Free or by donation. Registration: 505.281.9888,


Sept. 12

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Gala

2401 12th St. NW

Annual fundraising dinner/auction. Art, food, dance, history. $150. Sponsorship opportunities available. 505.724.3539,,

Sept. 22, 6-7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Chapter Mtg.

REI, 1550 Mercantile NE

Open to the public. 505.917.5074,

Sept. 26

NM Solar Energy Assn. Solar Fiesta

CNM Workforce Training Center


Sept. 26, 2-5 pm

Water in the Desert – Art Event

Sawmill Lofts, 1801 Bellamah NW

Works to be auctioned to benefit the NM Water Collaborative.

Sept. 26-27

NM Approved Expo

State Fairgrounds

200 vendors. Organized to connect residents and tourists to local businesses. Local celebrities, musicians, fashion show, salsa cook-off. Proceeds benefit nonprofit entrepreneurial services. Presented by NM Community Capital.

Nov. 11-13

Quivira Conference

Embassy Suites

The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance” Hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists and others. Speakers include Paul Hawkin, Christine Jones and many more. 505.820.2544, Tickets:

Daily, 10 am-6 pm

Wildlife West

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood  (east of ABQ)

122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free.


Our Land, Our Culture, Our Story

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Historical overview of the Pueblo world and contemporary artwork and craftsmanship of each of the 19 pueblos; Through Oct. 16: Visionary Concepts: Genres of Pueblo Art, spotlighting artists who depict pride in culture and tell a story of cultural perseverance. 866.855.7902,


First Sundays

NM Museum of Natural History

1801 Mountain Road

Museum admission is free to NM residents on the first Sunday of every month. 505.841.2800


ABQ 2030 District”

A voluntary collaboration of commercial property tenants, building managers, property owners and developers; real estate, energy, and building sector professionals, lenders, utility companies; and public stakeholders such as government agencies, nonprofits, community groups and grassroots organizers. Property partners share anonymous utility data and best practices. Professional partners provide expertise and services. Public partners support the initiative as it overlaps with their own missions.



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