April 2016

What’s Going On? – Here & There – April 2016


April 1–May 20

Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Workshops

Taos, Las Vegas, Mora

Workshop series for northern NM residents to help creative entrepreneurs start an online shop on Etsy to sell handmade products and create supplemental income. All workshops 10 am–4 pm. April 1, 8, 15, 22: Las Vegas; April 7, 14, 21, 28: Taos; April 29, May 6, 13, 20: Mora. Presented by WESST. 505.474.6556, rperea@wesst.org



April 12-13

2016 NM Public Health Association Conference

Las Cruces Convention Center, Las Cruces, NM

Public Health Beyond Borders: History, Intersections and Solutions. www.nmpha.org/event-2140490


April 14, 6-8 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

Little Toad Pub backroom, Silver City, NM

Monthly meeting of the NMSEA-Silver City chapter. Held every second Thursday. 575.538.1137, SCGreenChamber@gmail.com


April 15 Application Deadline

Agricultural EQIP Conservation Grants

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service supports restoration and protection of habitat, reduction of soil erosion, improvement of water quality, on-farm energy, etc. 505.761.4406, www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/nm/home/


Through April 15

Seedling Sale for Spring

The NM State Forestry Division seedling program has more than 65,000 seedlings in 50 different species available for purchase. Containerized and bare-root stock. Info: carol.bada@state.nm.us, To order: www.nmforestry.com


April 15-17

Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project

Near Grants, NM

Join the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation for a weekend at Cebolla Canyon in the El Malpais National Conservation Area. Volunteers will help build riparian restoration structures to restore a wetland area as part of a comprehensive ecosystem restoration effort. rioscial@gmail.comhttp://abq.nmwildlife.org/


April 17, 1:30 pm

Place Names of NM

Pecos Natl. Historical Park, Pecos, NM

Bob Julyan will give an insightful tour into the history and values of the state. 505.757.7241, nps.gov/pecos/


April 21, 6-7:30

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

Public Library, Oregon Ave., Alamogordo, NM

The Alamogordo chapter usually meets on the third Thursday of the month. ronoffley@gmail.com, www.nmsolar.org/Pages/Alamogordo.aspx 


April 27, 2:30–6:30 pm

Río Arriba Business & Workforce Expo

Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center, near Española, NM

Job fair, resources from service providers and member businesses from the Española Chamber of Commerce. Presented by Regional Development Corp., Río Arriba County Economic Development and others. val@rdcnm.org


April 29 Application Deadline

Undergraduate Scholarships

Michael S. Currier Memorial Scholarship Fund provides renewable scholarships to low-income students who plan to pursue and undergraduate degree at an accredited 4-year institution, beginning fall 2016. Students must reside one of the following counties: Santa Fe, Río Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, San Miguel, Mora. 505.988.9715, ext. 7008, www.santafecf.org


May 16-18

2016 AgriFuture Educational Institute

Las Cruces, NM

Conference open to anyone interested in being part of the future of agriculture. Tours of food & agricultural companies, educational speakers, networking opportunities. www.nmda.nmsu.edu


Wednesdays, 9:30 am

Green Hour Hike

Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 2600 Canyon Rd., Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered treks; as weather allows. Free. Registration: 505.662.0460, center@peecnature.org


Wednesdays in April, 6-8 pm

Gallup Solar Community Meetings

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

The nonprofit Gallup Solar hosts educational presentations and potential solutions for all things solar. Questions, ideas and expertise are welcome. 505.728.9246, gallupsolar@gmail.com, www.gallupsolar.org


Every 2nd Wednesday through Nov. 9, 8-10 am

Grow Your Local Business

Sandoval Economic Alliance, 1201 Río Rancho Blvd., Suite C, Río Rancho, NM

Educational series for local business owners. Peer-oriented roundtables meet monthly. Light breakfast and course materials provided. $39. Presented by the SEA and the Dynamic Growth Business Center. Info: http://sandovaleconomicalliance.org/events/, dgbrc.com/events-2/



Pajarito Environmental Education Center

2600 Canyon Rd., 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. Weds, 10 am; Kid-centered Green Hour Hikes (as weather allows). Free. 505.662.0460, www.losalamosnature.org


LANL Foundation

Educational outreach small grants up to $1,500 monthly for school districts and nonprofits with programs to strengthen teaching and learning in Los Alamos, Mora, Río Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. 505.753.8890, sally@lanlfoundation.org

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