January 2016

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – January 2016


Jan. 1-31

Tree Seedlings

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the NM State Forestry Division, is offering applications for low-cost tree seedlings. Applicants must own one acre of land or more and plant seedlings for windbreaks, reforestation, Christmas tree sales or wildlife plantings. Sponsored by the Santa Fe-Pojoaque Soil and Water Conservation District. 505.473.0410, ext. 3 (M-F, 7:30 am-4 pm)


Jan. 2-9, 2016, 6 pm

IAIA Winter Writers’ Festival

IAIA Campus Library, 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.

Public invited to free nightly readings, which include published authors such as poet Joy Harjo along with Institute of American Indian Arts students. Film screening features such as Drunktown’s Finest (Jan. 4, 7:30 pm) and documentaries. Jan. 5 writers: Jon Davis, Joan Naviyuk Kane and Lidia Yuknavitch. 505.424-2300, iaia.edu/calendar/the-writers-festival


Jan. 4, 6 pm

Mary Colter, La Fonda and her SW Design Influence

La Fonda Hotel, NM Room

SW Seminars lecture by Barbara Felix, principal architect of La Fonda restoration project. $12. 505.466.2775, Southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


Jan. 4, 7-9 pm

SF Neighborhood Network District 1 Forum

SW Conference Rm., St. Vincent Hospital

City Council candidates will make statements and answer questions. The forum will focus on issues concerning neighborhoods. Free.


Jan. 6, 6-8 pm

28-Day Healthy Plant-based (Vegan) Challenge

La Montañita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda

Learn how to change your diet with recipes, resources and friendly support. Free. Registration: www.meetup.com/Plant-Powered-Santa-Fe


Jan. 9, 10 am – 12 pm

SF Citizen’s Climate Lobby

La Montañita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda

Working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide, such as the Carbon Fee & Dividend, which gives all revenue back to households. Meets the second Saturday of each month. Visit the SF CCL Facebook page. santafe@citizensclimatelobby.org


Jan. 9, 12-3 pm

Southwestern College Counseling Center Opening

3952 San Felipe Rd.

Ribbon cutting for Tierra Nueva Counseling Center that will provide low-cost counseling and art therapy services to children, teens, adults, couples & families of northern NM. RSVP: peghelmholz@swc.edu


Jan. 12, 5:30 – 7:30

Opposition to Fracking in the SF National Forest

Southside Public Library Community Room, Jaguar Dr.

Public meeting.


Jan. 13 – Feb. 24, 9 am – 12 pm

How to Create Volunteer & Internship Programs

SF Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

A nonprofit technical assistance workshop in 4 sessions. Sliding scale: $195/$135/$75. 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


Jan. 13, Noon

The French in New Mexico

History Museum Library (Washington Ave. entrance)

Brainpower & Brownbags lunch lecture by author Francois-Marie Patorni. Bring a lunch if you like. Free. 505.476.5200, http://newmexicofrenchhistory.com/


Jan. 15, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

NM State Archives & Records Center (Yucca Room), 1205 Camino Carlos Rey

Agendas: 505.827.4983 or www.nmacequiacommission.state.nm.us, Info: 505.603.2879, molinodelasisla@gmail.com


Jan. 18, 10 am –2 pm

Service Day Event

Meet at Earth Care, Zona del Sol, 6600 Valentine Way

Bring It Home.” The kickoff of a semester-long service and action campaign led by youth, teachers and community members in the interest of sustainability, stewardship and social justice, with support from nonprofits and key stakeholders. 505.983.6896, www.earthcarenm.org


Jan. 21-24

Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale

Scottish Rite Temple

Santa Feans ages 11-17 perform William Shakespeare’s play. Th.-Sat: 7 pm; Sun: 2 pm. $5. 505.466.3533, www.upstartcrowsofsantafe.org


Jan. 22, 8:30 – 10:30 am

Overview of Nonprofit Board Membership

SFCF, 501 Halona St.

With Mike Mendez, SF SCORE and the SF Community Foundation. Registration requested: 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org


Jan. 22, 9-11:30 am

High Altitude Baking Class

SF County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Kitchen, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Hands-on cooking-tasting event. $12. Pre-register: 505.471.4711 or cydneym@nmsu.edu


Jan. 26, 6-7:30 pm

Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

La Montañita Co-op Community Room, 913 W. Alameda

Learn about patented products that help neutralize potential effects and simple ways to decrease exposure with Jennifer Downey, RN. Free. 505.780.8283


Jan. 29

Renewable Energy Day

The Roundhouse (State Capitol)



Jan. 30, 12 pm

22nd Annual Souper Bowl

SF Community Convention Center

Tasting party and soup competition among local chefs to benefit The Food Depot. Silent auction and cookbook sale. $30/ages 6-12: $10/ages 5 and under free. Thefooddepot.org


Feb. 6, 5 pm

Cancer Foundation of NM 11th Annual Sweetheart Auction

SF Community Convention Center

Dinner and desert buffet, silent and live art auctions, raffle of four vacation destinations. Admission: $75. 505.7931, ext. 1, Cffnm.org/sweetheart-auction


Feb. 10, Noon

The AT&SF Railroad and the Pueblo Indians, 1880-1930

History Museum Library (Washington Ave. entrance)

Brainpower & Brownbags lunch lecture by professor/author Richard Frost. Bring a lunch if you like. Free. 505.476.5200


Feb. 13, 1-4 pm

Kindred Spirits Valentine’s Day Party

3749-A Hwy. 14, 87508

Animal sanctuary that offers wellness care and hospice. Come visit the animals. 505.471.5366, kindredspiritsnm@earthlink.net, www.kindredspiritsnm.org


Feb. 13, 5:30 pm

Mayor’s Ball 2016

SF Convention Center

Benefits YouthWorks and Boys & Girls of SF and Del Norte. Info: info@santafeyouthworks.org, Tickets: 505.988.1234, ticketssantafe.org


Feb. 18, 7 pm

WildEarth Guardians Telluride Mountainfilm Tour

The Lensic

Annual independent documentary-film festival celebrating outdoor recreation and environmental activism. $17. 505.988.1234, tickessantafe.org


Feb. 18 – Sept. 11

Lloyd Kiva New: Art, Design and Influence

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Pl.

Opening reception for Cherokee artist/educator/IAIA director. www.iaia.edu


Feb. 20, 9 am – 12 pm

Make Ahead Meals

SF County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Kitchen, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Healthy meals at home with limited time and budget. $12. Pre-register: 505.471.4711, cydney@nmsu.edu


Feb. 22 Entry Deadline

ULI Open Space Awards

The Urban Land Institute is accepting entries for an award that recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces that have socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their surrounding communities. To be eligible, the project must have been open to the public for at least one year and no more than 15 years. Details and entry forms: awards@uli.org, uli.org/awards


Feb. 27

ARTsmart NM’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Eldorado Hotel & Spa

Dinner/auction in support of art programs benefiting SF youth. $175/adv. at artsmart.org


Through Feb. 29

Flashing on the Sixties

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. La Familia

Lisa Law’s photo exhibit. Free or by donation. 505.992.0591.


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


Saturdays, Sundays

El Museo Winter Market

El Museo Cultural, 555 Cam. de la Familia

Handmade crafts, jewelry, collectibles and antiques. Sat: 9 am-4 pm; Sun: 8 am-3 pm. Elmuseoculturalwintermarket.org


Sundays, 10 am-4 pm

Railyard Artisan Market

Farmers’ Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta

Local artists, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, live music. 505.983.4098, Francesca@santafefarmersmarket.com, artmarketsantafe.com


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.


Foundation of Herbal Medicine Course

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Enrollment is open for 250-hour intensive focusing on regional herbs and traditions. Course starts April 5. 505.820.6321, info@milagroherbs.com, wwwmilagroschoolofherbalmedicine.com


Become a Site Steward

Santa Fe National Forest

Monitor archaeological 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 2016 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. 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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