February 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – February 2016


Feb. 3, 17, 24, 9-10 am

One Million Cups

Fat Pipe ABQ, 200 Broadway Blvd. NE

Network with local entrepreneurs and hear their stories. 505.227.8802, fatpipeabq.com


Feb. 3, 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


Feb. 4, 5:30-7 pm

Water in the Contemporary Pueblo World

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

First of a 4-part discussion series curated by Pueblo scholar Daryl Lucero on the role of water in Pueblo life and sovereignty. Part 1 focuses on water through the lens of art. Other lecture dates in the series: Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5. Free. 866.855.7902, www.indianpueblo.org


Feb. 4 – March 3, 3-4:15 pm

Veteran Farmer Project Classes

Bernalillo County Extension Office classroom, 1510 Menaul NW

2/4: Soil Preparation; 2/11: Planting for Pollinators and other Beneficials; 2/18: Holistic Orchard Strategies; 2/25: Seeds: Growing, Saving and Why Organic. Sponsored by La Montañita Co-op. Reservations/RSVP: 505.217.2027 or robins@lamontanita.coop


Feb. 4 – March 31

Natural Forces – The Wild

South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE

Photography exhibition by Stan Honda, Ken Spencer, Charles Medendorp, Rush Dudley and Vance Ley. 2/4, 5-8 pm: opening reception. 2/6 and 3/7, 10 am-12 pm: “Meet the artists.” 505.918.2964, rdudley@flash.net


Feb. 5

Recycled Heart Exhibition

Harwood Art Center

Features mixed media and recycled art from artists of ArtStreet, a program of ABQ Health Care for the Homeless. www.harwoodartcenter.org


Feb. 5 Application Deadline

Indigenous Health Leadership Institute

Takes place April 1-3. Learn about American Indian and Indigenous perspectives on health from community leaders, traditional healers, healers-in-training and health professionals. Topics include historical trauma, intersection of traditional and Western medicine, skill-building workshops. Presented by the Native Health Initiative. $90. 505.340.5656, Shannon@lovingservice.us, www.lovingservice.us/2016_ihli


Feb. 6, 3-8:30 pm

Leonard Peltier Solidarity Day

First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle NE

Potluck and panel discussion with Radmilla Cody, John T. Nez, Jean Whitehorse and others about clemency efforts. 505.217.3612, contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info


Feb. 6, 2-3:45 pm; Feb. 27

Clarifying Meditative Work

Wat Center, corner Madison NE & Copper

Workshop for people from any meditation tradition. $2 donation. Also meets April 2 and May 21. NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat. 505.281.0684, https://meditationnm.wordpress.com/


Feb. 11-12, 9 am-3 pm

How to Open an Early Childhood Business

CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE

Free workshop. Learn essential business aspects of running a quality daycare center, get trained in first aid and CPR, learn how to earn a degree or certificate. Presented by Santa Fe Community College’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence. Sponsored by the McCune Charitable Foundation. 505.428.1256, Geraldine.harris@sfcc.edu


Feb. 13, 1:30-2:30 pm

Composting with Worms

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW

Food scraps and paper products make up about 30 percent of our garbage. Use red worms to turn organic waste into high quality compost and reduce the volume of waste you send to the landfill. Free. Registration: 505.897.8831 or register@nmcomposters.org 


Feb. 17, 7:30-9:30 am

Reinventing Our City 3.0

ABQ Convention Center, 401 2nd St. NW

This event will address the major themes affecting ABQ’s economic growth. Presented by ABQ Business First. www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/event/146042


Feb. 17, 1-4 pm

Home Composting Basics

Old Sandoval County Courthouse, 711 S. Cam. del Pueblo

Learn the science, materials and methods of drought-proofing your garden soil in order to grow vegetables, fruits and berries. Free. Registration: register@nmcomposters.org


Feb. 17-19

4th Int’l. Meeting on Indigenous Women’s Health

Embassy Suites Hotel

Pathways to cultural wellness and rural maternity safety. Innovative health model and community-based public health approaches for Native women and their families. UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Dept: 505.272.3942, CMEWeb@salud.unm.edu, http://som.unm.edu/cme/2016/imiwh.html


Feb. 19-20

2016 Women’s Health Conference

Embassy Suites Hotel

Creating a culture of patient centered care and safety” Features national and local experts. UNM Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development Dept: 505.272.3942, CMEWeb@salud.unm.edu, http://som.unm.edu/cme/2016/pdf/2016-whc-brochure.pdf


Feb. 19-20

NM Organic Farming Conference

Marriott ABQ Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Rd.

An annual opportunity for farmers, ranchers and researchers from around the Southwest to share their experiences and expertise. 2/19: 7 am – 8 pm (6-8 pm: Agrarian Career Connection); 2/20: 7 am – 5 pm. Organized by Farm to Table, NM Dept. of Agriculture, NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. CEUs available. Online registration (www.farmtotablenm.com) closes 2/16. $100/$65. Questions: 505.841.9427 or jquinn@nmda.nmsu.edu,


Feb. 19-20, 7 pm

Winter Dance Escape

The Hiland Theater

National Dance Institute-NM’s Carnival of the Animals showcases NDI’s student dancers plus guests from the Boston Ballet and NM Ballet Company. $10/$8/$5. Ndi-nm.org


Feb. 20, 4-6 pm

ABQ Hours Community Potluck

ABQ Center for Peace & Justice, 202 Harvard SE

Learn how the community exchange service, based on a time-banking model, works. Members share their experiences. 505.633.8108, abqhours@gmail.com, www.abqhours.org


Feb. 25-26

Land & Water Summit

Sheraton Airport Hotel

Creating a new paradigm for living in arid lands. Guest speakers and workshops. Sponsored by the Xeriscape Council of NM. Info/Registration: xquestions@xeriscapenm.com, www.xeriscape.nm.org


March 1 Application Deadline

Summer Health Justice Internships

Takes place June 10-July 17. A chance for students to work in indigenous communities of NM/AZ. Focus is on community-driven, sustainable projects. Interns are assigned based on their interests and abilities. 505.340.5656, Shannon@lovingservice.us, www.lovingservice.us/2016_summer_internships


March 6-13

Restaurant Week ABQ

7th annual event includes numerous local restaurants offering a prix-fixe dinner and specially priced 2-course lunch. Nmrestaurantweek.com


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. www.wildlifewest.org



National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 Fourth St., SW

El Retrato Nuevomexicano/New Mexican Portraiture Now, group show of paintings, drawings and photographs. Staging the Self/Ponerse en Imagen, portraiture by NM artists. Through March 27. Closed Mondays. Nationalhispaniccenter.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; 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


Through 2016

Las Huertas Farming Training Courses

Bernalillo County Ext. Office, 1510 Menaul NW

Intro to Horticulture in Aridlands covers basics of farming in NM’s varied climate and seasons. Other classes offered include Growing Techniques, Summer Growing Season (farm visits), Business management and planning. sean@riograndefarm.org, http://riograndefarm.org/farmer-training-farm-incubator/


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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