October 2015

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – October 2015

Oct. 3, 10 am opening
Maize Maze—Celebrating Pollinators
Los Poblanos Fields Ag Open Space (north of Montaño)
8-acre corn maze. Activities, public art installments, scavenger hunts to educate and inspire visitors about pollinators. Presented by the city of ABQ and the Río Grande Community Farm. Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. $7/$5. 505.977.3355, info@riograndefarm.org, www.riograndefarm.org

Oct. 7, 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. info@nmgreenchamber.com, www.greendrinks.org

Oct. 10-Nov. 10
Master Composter Training
25-hour train-the-trainer program presented by Bernalillo County Master Composters. 505.929.0414. Applications: nmcomposters.org

Oct. 14, 10-11:30 pm
Improving Desert Garden Soil
Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE
Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden. Free. 505-767-5959, register@nmcomposters.org

Oct. 14, 4:30-9 pm
Frontera! People’s Climate Movement Day of Action
Juntos, 900 Park Ave. SW, 2nd Floor
Short films on struggles for justice in NM. Juntos is a program of Conservation Voters NM. 575.219.9619, Liliana@cvnm.org, facebook.com/JuntosNM

Oct. 14-Nov. 10, evenings
Master Composter Training
Master composters are volunteers educated in the science, art, materials and methods of home composting techniques. They share this information in the community. nmcomposters.org

Oct. 15, 10 am-12 pm; 1-3 pm
UNM Health Sciences Center Open House
Tours, exhibits and program representatives showcasing health programs and career opportunities. Free. Pre-registration recommended: 505.272.8085, LPeterkin@salud.unm.edu

Oct. 21, 12-1:30 pm
Pollinator Gardening
ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE
Using native plants to attract birds, bees and butterflies to your garden. Taught by landscape designer Wes Brittenham. Free. Registration: 505.359.2423, beth@habitatabq.org

Oct. 22, 7-9 pm
Methane and Climate Change
ABQ Jewish Community Center, 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE
A film and discussion about climate. “Disruption,” a film by Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott; The Four Corners Methane Hot Spot. Speaker: Dr. Bernard Zak, Sandia (retired) and UNM climate scientist; New regulatory initiatives: Dr. Tom Singer, Western Environmental Law Center. Q&A. Free. Sponsored by 350.org and the ABQ Climate Coalition. 505.274.6324, 350.org/NM

Oct. 23, 12-1 pm
Rainwater Harvesting Basics
ReStore, 4900 Menaul NE
Learn about rainwater, harvesting strategies and ecological processes in your landscape. Presented by Joanne McEntire of Querencia Green. Free. Registration: 505.359.2423, beth@habitatabq.org

Oct. 25, 11:30 am-6 pm
ABQ Equestrian Cup
Expo NM – NM State Fairgrounds Dairy Barn
25th annual. Horse competitions, artists, food, music. $25/12 & under free. www.abqec.org

Oct. 29-31
NM Film & Media Industry Conference
Isleta Resort/Casino
Includes biannual education summit and state liaison network program. http:www.nmfilm.com/schedule-2015.aspx

Through Oct. 31
Habitat: Exploring Climate Change through the Arts
516 Central SW
Exhibitions, speakers, screenings, workshops. 505.242.1445, www.516arts.org

Nov. 11, 7 pm
An Evening with Paul Hawken
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl.
Internationally renowned author/sustainable agriculture advocate Hawken will discuss Project Drawdown, solutions that can forge a path toward carbon decline in the atmosphere. $30. http://quiviracoalition.org

Nov. 11-13
Quivira Conference
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Pl.
“The Next Wave: Cultivating Abundance” Hear from ranchers, farmers, scientists, activists and others. Speakers include Paul Hawken, Christine Jones and many more. 505.820.2544, cbaca@quiviracoalition.org. Tickets: http://quiviracoalition.org/2015_Quivira_Conference

Nov. 12
NM Energy Outlook Summit
Sandia Resort
Energy insights for business leaders. Presented by ABQ Business First. 505.348.8326, tfenstermaker@bizjournals.com

Daily, 10 am-6 pm
Wildlife West
87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood (just east of ABQ)
122-acre park/attraction with educational programs dedicated to native wildlife and ecology. $7/$6/$4/children under 5 free. www.wildlifewest.org

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, www.indianpueblo.org

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. Info: albuquerque@2030districts.org

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