July 2015

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


Through September

Under the Tuscan Sun” Exposition

Galleria Italia, 2874 Hwy. 14 N., Madrid, NM

M-S 9:30 -5:30, 714.887.9131


July 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30 am

Green Hour Hikes

PEEC, Los Alamos, NM

Meandering hikes where kids set the pace and decide the activities. Free. All ages. 505.662.0460, www.losalamosnature.org


July 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


July 9-12

Española Valley Fiesta

Española, NM

7/9, 6-10 pm: teen dance; 7/10, 3 pm: torch runners, 6 pm: procession to plaza with mariachis, 6:30 pm: opening ceremonies; 7/11, 11:30: kids parade; 2:30: Llegade de la Reina arrives at the plaza, 2:45 pm: Entrada de Oñate arrives; 3:30: introduction of Fiesta Council, 6 pm: Gran Baile at Ohkay Casino, 8 pm: dance; 7/12, noon: parade starts, 4:30 pm: plaza meet & greet, 5:30 pm: closing ceremony


July 9-12

Cowboy Music & Poetry

St. James Hotel and Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarrón, NM

Western Music Assn. event. Performed by those who live and work in the West. 575.376.9207, CimarronCowboyGathering.com


July 10, Aug. 14

Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction

Crownpoint Elementary School, Crownpoint, NM

Hundreds of handmade rugs will be auctioned off. 505.879.9460, crownpointrugauction.com


July 10-12

NM Women in Film Fiesta

Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe



July 11-12

Lavender in the Valley Festival

Hwy. 84 btwn. mile markers 210 and 211, Abiquiú, NM

Lavender fields, products, art, food and more at the Purple Adobe Lavender Farm. 505.685.0082, www.purpleadobelvenderfarm.com


July 16-18

Southern NM Festival of Quilts

Alamogordo, NM

Quilting classes, workshops and vendors. 575.443.5284, snmfq.com


July 28-30

ASES 2015 Solar Conference

Penn State University, PA.

Annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society. http://solar2015.ases.org


July 31-Aug. 9

Las Vegas Heritage Week

Various Locations, Las Vegas, NM

100-horse Cowboy Reunion Parade, cowboy quilt exhibit, rodeo, self-guided tours of historic homes, more. 505.425.8803, lvcchp.org


Aug. 5-9

Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM

Dancers, artisans, musicians, vendors and families from tribes across the U.S. and Mexico. 505.863.3896, gallupceremonial.com


Aug. 5-9

Native Film Series

Gallup, NM

Third annual. Native filmmakers. 505.870.1124, lightlanguagestudio@q.com


Aug. 21-23

Amigos Bravos Fundraising Float Trip

Río Chama

A mostly gentle float punctuated by easy rapids down the wild & scenic river. Valet service with luxury camping accommodations. $1,720. Partially tax-deductible. 575.758.3874, rconn@amigosbravos.org


Aug. 9

Pueblo Independence Day

Jemez Pueblo Plaza

13-mile pilgrimage run from the plaza to Jemez Historic Site kicks off events commemorating the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. Native food, dances, arts & crafts. Free. Nmmonuments.org/jemez


Through Sept. 30

Ancient Native Farming Techniques Exhibit

Colorado Plateau Intertribal Learning Center, Tuba City, AZ.

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


Oct. 23-24

Traditional Agriculture & Sustainable Living Conference

Northern NM College, Española, NM

10th annual. International keynote speakers, panels, workshops, hands-on activities, vendors, info booths, heritage seed exchange. 518.332.3156, fourbridges@live.com, http://4bridges.org/educational-programs/annual-conference/2015-conference


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


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


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