May 2016

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


May 4, 11, 18 at 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


May 6, 10 am–3 pm

Río Arriba County Health Fair

Río Arriba Health Commons, Española, NM

Annual health fair. Congressman Ben Ray Luján will dialogue on ending gun violence. Morning Jazzercise, youth tumbling demo, Wellness Cooking with Kids, farmers’ market, food booths, spoken word poetry, break dance and more. 240 students will attend.


May 7, 10 am–5 pm

Zuni MainStreet Festival

Zuni Pueblo, NM

4th annual celebration of traditional arts, cuisine, dance. Activities for all ages. Nominal entrance fee. 505.782.7238,


May 7, 2–4 pm

Mural Dedication

Dixon Cooperative Market, Dixon, NM

Mural will be dedicated to Estévan Arellano. Enrique LaMadrid and Levi Romero will speak. Music by David García.


May 8, 10 am–5 pm

Lavender Farm

Purple Adobe Lavender Farm, Hwy. 84, Abiquiú, NM

Mother’s Day event. Food, deserts. 505.685.0082,


May 14, 9 am–4 pm

Heritage Day

Casa San Ysidro, Old Church Rd., Corrales, NM

Sandoval County Master Gardeners will help children plant as they learn about the agricultural heritage of the village. Demonstrations by traditional artisans. Free. 505.259.0203,


May 14, 9 am–4 pm

Placitas Garden Tour

Placitas, NM

Six beautiful gardens highlight sustainable landscape maintenance. Presented by the Sandoval County Master Gardeners and the Placitas Community Library. $10. Maps available.,


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.


May 20–22

Ecological Restoration Project

Near Las Vegas, NM

Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation for a weekend in the Río Mora National Wildlife Refuge. Volunteers will build erosion control structures to improve wildlife habitat.,


May 20–22

Chaco Canyon Journey

Led by a Pueblo family and Earth Walks, this 2-night camping experience will explore the history, mystery and stories of this World Heritage site. Info/cost:


May 21 RSVP Deadline

Tree and Shrub Planting

Valles Caldera Preserve, NM

Help restore damage landscape and fragile wildlife habitat along the Jaramillo Creek on June 4, 9:30 am–4 pm. Snacks and tools provided.


May 24, 31: Abiquiú

May 26, June 2: Alcalde

Beekeeping Series

Presented by the Río Arriba County Extension and NMSU Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center.


June 19–25

Earth-Honoring Faith: Climate Justice

Ghost Ranch Conference Center

Promotes interfaith efforts on common earth issues. 505.685.1019,


Weds., 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,,


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

Grow Your Local Business

Sandoval Economic Alliance, 1201 Río Rancho Blvd., Suite C, Ríio 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:,



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. 505.662.0460,


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,


Río Grande Return

Gifts from the River

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com

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