November 2015

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

Nov. 3, 3-5 pm
Recycle Fun
Eldorado Library
Composting and art demonstrations, new recycling opportunities. Challenge your recycling I.Q. Sponsored by Eldorado 285 Recycles. 805.341.3278


Nov. 4, 11:30 am-1 pm
Green Lunch
SFAHBA, 1409 Luisa St.
What is going on upstream where we get 40% of our water? Presentation by Eileen Everett, education dir., SF Watershed Assn. $20/$15. Reservations: 505.982.1774. Presented by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce.


Nov. 5, 8:30 am
Admissions Open House
Río Grande School
Preschool-6th Grade.


Nov. 5, 10 am-2 pm
Veterans Resource & Career Fair
SFCC Jémez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave.


Nov. 6, 10 am-1 pm
Free Civil Legal Clinic
1st Floor Jury Room, 1st Judicial Court, 225 Montezuma Ave.
Attorneys will be available to provide free legal advice on civil legal matter except family law. First come, first served. Bring relevant paperwork for the attorney to review. 1.877.266.9861. Sponsored by the First Judicial District Court Access to Justice Committee.


Nov. 7, 9 am-12 pm
Simple Graywater Systems
Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center, Cerrillos, NM
Learn how to safely make use of your household water, which can be safely used for gardens and wildlife habitats. $35. 505.780.0535,


Nov. 7, 10 am-12 pm
Citizens Climate Lobby
La Montañita Co-op, 913 W. Alameda
Monthly meeting. Focus your climate activism and enact the politically palatable and effective solution.


Nov. 7, 11 am-9 pm
American Dreams/Border Realities
CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
Film series with prominent directors and statewide premiere of Kingdom of Shadows. Reception and conversation with filmmakers Gregory Nava, Bernardo Ruiz and Alex Rivera. $20 per film, $50 reception or $75 for all 3 films plus the reception. 505.982.1338,


Nov. 9, 14, 18
SF Waldorf School Visitor Days
26 Puesta del Sol
Parents and families of prospective students are invited to visit. 11/9, 8 am-4:30 pm: parents of students entering grades 9-12; 11/14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm: families of students Pre-K through 8th Grade; 11/18, 8 am-3 pm: families with students entering 7th grade not currently at SFWS. 505.467.6427,


Nov. 11, 5:30-7 pm
Green Drinks
Monthly event (2nd Wednesday) held by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce. Speakers have included business people, political candidates and innovative leaders committed to a more sustainable world.


Nov. 12, 5:30-6:30 pm
Canada Rincon Trail Meeting
Zocalo Community Room, 1301 Avenida Rincon
Meeting for the public to provide input on trail alignment and design.


Nov. 13, 2-6 pm
IAIA Open House
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Explore the Institute of American Indian Arts campus and programs. Meet students, faculty and staff. Live art demos, mini campus tours, student readings, art sale, bronze pour and more. 505.424.2300,


Nov. 13, 7-9 pm; Nov. 14, 9 am-5 pm
First Legal Harvest: Bringing Hemp Back to NM
SF Community College
Carbon Economy Series lecture/workshop by Doug Fine. Talk: $10, Workshop: $99. 505.819.3828,


Nov. 14, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
SF Teachers’ Visit to Turkey
Jémez Room, SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.
Following an authentic Turkish buffet, 3 SF teachers will speak about their experience. Presented by the Council on Intl. Relations. $18. Reserve by Nov. 10. 505.982.4931,


Nov. 14, 5:30-6:30 pm
Healthy Travel Presentation
The Travel Bug, 839 Paseo de Peralta
Dr. Robyn Benson, author of The Healthy Conscious Traveler, will discuss how to stay healthy on domestic or international trips. 505.474.8555, RSVP:


Nov. 17, 10 am-2 pm
America Recycles Resource Fair
SFCC Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave.
Local organizations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibits and workshops. 505.428.1000,


Nov. 18, 8 am-2 pm
Opportunity Santa Fe
SF Convention Center
A community summit for collective impact. Expanding opportunities for SF’s children and youth. Free.


Nov. 18, 7-9 pm
SFAI 140
SFUAD Campus, 1600 St. Michaels Dr.
An evening of creativity and conversation at the SF Art Institute featuring twenty 140-second talks by some of the area’s most innovative thinkers and practitioners. 505.424.5050,


Nov. 18, 7 pm
Awakening in Taos Film Premiere
The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.
The Mabel Dodge Lujan Story. Locally produced film. 5-6:30 pm: pre-screening party at Blue Rain Gallery (130 Lincoln Ave.) $25 screening, $75 for party and premiere. 505.988.1234,


Nov. 19, 6 pm
Heirloom Food & Story
Private Home
Honoring Hunting & Gathering Cultures
With Pueblo elder/storyteller/author Larry Littlebird and guest storytellers. Farm and field dinner. Info/tickets:,


Nov. 19, 6:30-7:30 pm
Bike Share in SF?
Iconik Coffee Cafe, 1600 Lena St.
A panel and public discussion on an innovative way for communities to provide access to diverse and underserved populations at a reasonable cost. 505.955.6664,,
NM Acequia Commission Meeting
Old Senate Chambers (Rm. 238), Bataan Memorial Bldg., Corner Don Gaspar & South Capital
Agendas: 505.827.4983 or; Info: 505.603.2879 or


Nov. 20, 5-7 pm Opening
IAIA Graduating Seniors Exhibition
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, Academic Bldg., 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.
Final projects of studio arts and museum studies seniors. Through Dec. 8. 505.424.2300,


Nov. 20-22
Recycle SF Art Festival
SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St.
Green holiday gifts. Gallery-style exhibit, juried art exhibit, Friday night trash fashion and costume contest (separate cost). $5 General admission, free Sat. & Sun. Tickets: 505.988.1234,


Nov. 22, 6:30 pm
Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food
SF Unity, 1212 Unity Way
Author Will Tuttle will talk about the food we choose, where it comes from, and how it affects us physically, culturally and spiritually. Learn how to make positive changes that minimize your eco-footprint.


Nov. 24, 6-7:30
Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?
La Montanita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda
Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects of wi-fi technology and simple ways to decrease exposure. Free. 505.780.8283


Nov. 25, 12 pm
“Taco Bell They Ain’t”
NM History Museum, Washington St. entrance
Short histories of TexMex, Mexican and New Mexican cuisines. Presented by journalist Dale Rice. Free. 505.476.5200


Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
What Does It Take to Boost Student Graduation?
SF Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Community forum presented by the Interfaith Coalition for Public Education and the SF Higher Education Center.


Dec. 3-4
Acting Out: A Symposium on Indigenous Performing Art
12/4, 6-8 pm: The Lensic
Symposium, performances, workshops and video screenings. Presented by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and the Lensic. Symposium and workshops at the museums no charge. Lensic performance: $25/$10. 505.428.5907,


Dec. 4, 6 pm
Somos un Pueblo Unido Anniversary Gala
The Lensic
Somos is a statewide community-based and immigrant-led organization that promotes worker and racial justice. Keynote talk/discussion by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. $20/$25. 505.424.7832,


Dec. 7, 4-6 pm
The Shift to Social Entrepreneurship
SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.
A community discussion for nonprofits with the SFCF. No charge. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Dec. 10, 2-5 pm
Inbound Marketing
SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.
The latest techniques to attract more donors, volunteers and others. A nonprofit technical assistance workshop with Allan Pressel and the SFCF. No charge. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Dec. 12, 4-7 pm
Kindred Spirits Christmas Celebration
Tree lighting, meditation and tour of animal sanctuary at 4:30 pm. Refreshments. 505.471.5366,,


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.


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm
New Mexico Artisan Market
Farmers’ Market Pavilion


Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45 pm
Design Lab for Sustainable Neighborhoods
Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd., Rm. 139
Bring your ideas, passion and perseverance and join in to design and build mixed-use Santa Fe infill. To RSVP, google Meetup Santa Fe and find the Design Lab.


Become a Site Steward
Santa Fe National Forest
Monitor archaeological and historical sites on a regular basis for evidence of natural deterioration or vandalism.


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 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 Road, 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 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 The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.




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