April 2016

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


April 1, June 3, Aug. 5, 10 am–1 pm

Free Legal Clinics

First Judicial Court, 225 Montezuma Ave.

For low-income New Mexicans. First Friday every other month. Attorneys provide free legal advice on civil matters only (no family law, no criminal law) on a first-come, first-served basis limited to the first 25 people. Bring relevant paperwork for attorney to review. NM Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Program. 505.814.5033, ajab@nmlegalaid.org


April 4, 6 pm

Dr. Kurt Anschuetz

Hotel Santa Fe

A Contested Landscape: Tewa, Keres, Tano & Spanish Homelands of Las Bocas Canyon. Lecture presented by SW Seminars. $12. southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


April 5, 10 am–12 pm

Words that Work!

501 Halona St.

A nonprofit communications workshop by the SF Community Foundation with Hollis Walker. Sliding scale: $75, $135, 195. 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org/what-we-do/event-calendar


April 5, 6–7:30 pm

Culture Connects Neighborhood Meeting

SF Public Library–Southside, 6599 Jaguar Dr.

Community-wide effort to shape the culture future of SF. Residents, cultural organizations and community groups are invited to share ideas and input. 505.955.6707, www.CultureConnectsSantaFe.org


April 6, 11:30 am–1 pm

Green Lunch

SFAHBA, 2520-B Cam. Entrada

How can we best showcase NM’s wonders of nature, culture and conservation? Presentation by Mike Friedman of Adventure Partners, LLC, designer of recreation and learning programs for resorts and destinations. Presented by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce. $20/$15. Reservations: 505.982.1774


April 6, 4–11 pm

Earth Consciousness & the Lore of the Amazon

Synergia Ranch

Symposium/salon. Conversations with Ralph Metzner, Dennis McKenna, Rick Doblin and others. Symposium 4–6:30, followed by dinner and evening salon with visionary art, poetry, music & dance. www.synergeticpress.com


April 6, 7:30 pm

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

St. John’s College Student Activities Center

Talk and question and answer session. Free. 505.984.6050


April 7, 10 am–4 pm

SF Chamber of Commerce, Business Expo/Job Fair

DeVargas Center, 564 Guadalupe St.

505.988.3279, info@santafechamber.com


April 8-9

NM Mission of Mercy

SF Convention Center

The convention center will be transformed into a 120-chair free dental clinic to provide first-come, first-served care to anyone with oral health issues. Community volunteers will work alongside 400 dental professionals. Presented by the NM Dental Association Foundation. To volunteer, provide a donation or for more info: nmmom2@nmdental.org or visit www.nmdentalfoundation.org


April 9, 9 am–12 pm

Simple Graywater Systems

SF Community College

Household wastewater is a resource that can be used safely for creating gardens and wildlife habitats in our dry climate. This class, taught by Amanda Bramble, covers NM graywater code, appropriate soaps and basic gravity-fed systems. Fee: $35. Course #HG321 01/CRN 30952


April 9, 10 am–2 pm

Storm Water Harvesting, Rooftop to Riverbed

SF Community College

Course #HG306 01/CRN 31456, taught by Aaron Kauffman, introduces local rainwater resource harvesting opportunities, followed by visiting projects implemented by Rainwater Resource Partnership members. Fee: $45.


April 9, 10 am–12 pm

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

La Montañita Co-op, 913 W. Alameda

Monthly meeting to focus climate activism and enact politically palatable and effective solutions. rdcramer3@gmail.com, newmexicoclimateaction.org


April 10, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Morning Conversation

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo

A presentation on the 100th anniversary of the National Parks System with Sandy Buffet and Denise Fort. Free. 505.988.4226, www.journeysantafe.com


April 11, 8:30 am Start

PRC PNM Rate-Case Hearing

PERA Building, 1120 Paseo de Peralta

NM Public Regulation Commission hearing on Public Service Company of NM’s application. For a detailed review, download the PNM 2015 Rate Case Summary.pdf. New Energy Economy protest: 8:30–9:30 am. #EyeOnPNM, NewEnergyEconomy.org


April 11, 6 pm

Dr. Eric Blinman lecture

Hotel Santa Fe

A Contested Landscape: Galisteo Basin Archaeology, Archaeologists’ Migration Models. Presented by SW Seminars. $12. southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


April 12, 7–9 pm

Gardening Good Enough to Eat

SF Community College

Bob Pennington will talk about how to raise a successful vegetable garden. Learn how to grow your own food at this altitude with our soil. $25. Course #HG353 01/CRN 30947


April 13–May 18, 6–7:30 pm

Revisiting Charlotte’s Web

Grownups, Grief and Grace. A six-week book club for those who have lost a loved one. An Ambercare bereavement support program facilitated by Hollis Walker, CC/SCP and Kasia McRoberts, MA, LPCC Free. 505.982.4098, ext. 13215


April 14, 9 am–3:30 pm

2016 Planned Giving Mini-Conference

501 Halona St.

Presented by the SF Community Foundation with Richard Lamport and Nancy Baker. Sliding scale: $15, $25, $45. 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org/what-we-do/event-calendar


April 15, 5:30–8 pm

Adelante Benefit

Hilton SF, 100 Sandoval St.

An evening to benefit the SFPS Adelante program, which serves homeless children and families. Youth performers, monologues, silent & live auctions. $50. RSVP by 4/4. 505.467.2559, www.adelantesantafe.org


April 15, 7 pm

16th Annual Nuestra Música

The Lensic

Songs and stories celebrating NM’s diverse musical heritage. $10. Seniors no charge. 505.988.1234, ticketssantafe.org


April 16, 9:30 am opening

Japanese Cultural Festival

SF Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy

Martial arts and Kabuki-dance demos. Food & tea. $5, 12 & under free. Santafejin.org


April 17, 11 am

Journey SF Morning Conversation

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo

A presentation by local author Bruce Berlin on his book Breaking Big Money’s Grip on America. Free. 505.988.4226, www.journeysantafe.com


April 18, 6 pm

Dr. Timothy Maxwell lecture

Hotel Santa Fe

The Lower Río Chama Valley: Its Unique Prehistoric Farming Techniques. Presented by SW Seminars. $12. southwestseminar@aol.com, SouthwestSeminars.org


April 28, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., Red Room, 407 Galisteo St.

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


April 20, 6–7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

Amenergy Office, 1201 Parkway Dr.

Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Sustainable Everything Advocates, a NMSEA Chapter, seeks to make living sustainably the accepted norm. Claudia@solarlogic.com


April 20, 7 pm

School for Advanced Research Benefit

CCA, 1050 Old Pecos Tr.

Steve Feld’s documentary J.C. Abbey, Ghana’s Puppeteer screens, followed by discussion with the filmmaker. $25. 505.982.1338


April 21

Angel’s Night Out

29 Restaurants

Participating restaurants will contribute 25% of their revenue to Kitchen Angels, an agency that provides home-delivered meals to people living with life-challenging health conditions. 505.471.7780, tmccarty@kitchenangels.org, KitchenAngels.org


April 21, 5-7 pm Opening

The Art of Change: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice

IAIA Campus

Opening reception for students and others on campus who have created works in diverse mediums.


April 22–23, 12-6 pm

Water Quality Testing

Genoveva Chávez Center

The NM Dept. of Health and the NM Environment Dept are offering free testing of water from domestic wells. Bring a 1-liter sample to be tested for common water concerns plus arsenic. https://nmtracking.org/en/environ_exposure/water-qual/private-wells/water-test-fairs/


April 22, 1 pm

Composting as a Climate-Change Solution

3 school gardens

Free hands-on workshops. Learn home composting and the important role it plays in restoring carbon balance and soil fertility. Hosted by SFPS and Earth Care. 505.983.6896, angele@earthcarenm.org, Registration: www.earthcarenm.org/earth-day-composting-sign-2016/


April 22, 2:30 pm

Earth Day and Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting

Acequia Madre Elementary School

Join students, staff, the Global Warming Express and many others to celebrate the new solar-panel shade structure at the school. The ribbon cutting will follow the school’s annual Fund Run and a barbecue in the school garden.


April 23, 9 am–3 pm

Indoor Flea Market

SF County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Table reservation deadline is April 8. Presented by the SF County Extension Homemakers. 505.471.4711, http://santafeextension.nmsu.edu/homeec.html


April 26, 6–7:30

Is Your Cell Phone Making You Sick?

La Montañita Co-op community room, 913 W. Alameda

Learn about patented products that help neutralize the effects of electromagnetic radiation and simple ways to decrease exposure. Jennifer Downey, RN. 505.780.8283.


April 28, 9 am–2 pm

Paving a Smooth Path from Proposals to Reporting

501 Halona St.

A nonprofit technical assistance workshop by the SF Community Foundation with Nadine Stafford and Jerry Nelson. Sliding scale: $25, $45., $55. 505.988.9715, www.santafecf.org/what-we-do/event-calendar


April 29, 8:45–10:45

2016 Outdoor Vision Fest

SFUA&D Campus, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr.

SF University of Art & Design and Currents New Media present student/faculty/staff-created video projections, interactive multimedia and art installations and animation. Free.


April 30, 7-9 am Registration; Cleanup through noon

Great American Spring Clean Up

1142 Siler Rd.

Volunteers needed. Picnic after cleanup. 505.955.2215, sfbeautiful@santafenm.gov, www.keepsantafebeautiful.org


April 30, 9 am–12 pm

Plants for Santa Fe

SF Community College

Horticulturalist/landscape designer Tracy Neal will discuss traditional and new trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses that will work in our changing climate. Course #HG320 01/CRN 30946


May 1, 12–4 pm Opening

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Car Culture of Northern NM. Exhibit’s opening events include 2 pm lecture by Travis Ruiz. Through March 5, 2017. 505.476.5019, www.nmhistorymuseum.org


May 7, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

NM’s Opioid and Overdose Epidemic

SF Convention Center

Conference for clinical and behavioral health providers. Hosted by the SF Prevention Alliance. Info: 505.470.9072, SantaFePreventionAlliance@gmail.com, Registration: https://southwestcare.ejoinmen.org/SOS


May 14, 8 am–3 pm

SF Green Festival

El Museo at the SF Railyard

Green building design & home technology. Electric plug-in vehicles, renewable-energy technologies, green products & services, water conservation & harvesting, exhibits for kids, organic foods, fair-trade art. Presentations on all things green and sustainable. SF Green Chamber of Commerce: 505.428.9123, glenn@nmgreenchamber.com, santafegreenchamber.org


May 14, 10 am–10 pm


Santa Fe Plaza

Local entertainment, food truck vendors, nonprofit and government agency exhibits. Application deadline: May 6, noon. 505.955.2146, cmsanchez@ci.santa-fe.nm.us, www.santafenm.gov


May 14, 11 am–5 pm

1st Annual Yogathon

Railyard Park

Kundalini yoga, music, dance, food, educational activities, children’s class. 7–8:30 pm: concert by DJ Liquid Bloom at the Railyard Performance Center. $25. Fundraiser for Community Meditation Garden at Yoga Santa Fe. 432.270.3431, purestpotentialfundraiser.com


Through July

Community Workshop Series

Railyard Park Community Room behind Site SF

Learn relevant gardening techniques from a team of experts. 4/23: Native bee house workshop. 4/30: Home water auditing. All ages welcome. Free. 505.316.3596, Jason@railyardpark.org, www.railyardpark.org/programs/


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


1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 5:30-7 pm

Design Lab for Sustainable Neighborhoods

Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd., Rm. 139

Affordable living in SF?

Join in to design and build mixed-use Santa Fe infill. Topics examples: Flexible 350 micro-units, clusters with shared facilities, cooperative ownership. Info/RSVP: http://bit.ly/1ibd3LN


Weds., 5:30-7:45 pm

Climate Masters Course

A 10-week sustainability series. 505.820.1696, email esha@santafewatershed.org or visit www.santafewatershed.org


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


May 4 start

Herbal Medicine Intensive

Milagro School of Herbal Medicine

Six-week intensive offers hands-on learning about local plants, taught by Tomas Enos and Stefan Link. Registration: 505.820.6321, info@milagroherbs.com, wwwmilagroschoolofherbalmedicine.com


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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