August 2016

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



Aug. 4, 5:30–7 pm

Green Drinks

Little Toad Pub backroom, Silver City, NM
Monthly meeting of the SW NM Green Chamber of Commerce and the NM Solar Energy Assn. Silver City Chapter. 575.538.1337,


Aug. 6

Places with a Past

Las Vegas, NM

Tour of historic homes and buildings will focus on filmmaking in the area. 505.425.8803,


Aug. 6–7


Honeybee Sanctuary, Cleveland, NM

Biodynamic apiculture event presented by Michael Thiele. The ecological and regenerative dimensions of honeybees. Accommodations/camping available. 575.387.5907,


Aug. 10, 5 pm Application Deadline

Food Sovereignty Assessment Grants

Proposals accepted from Native communities looking to gain better understanding about historical, current and future state of their local food systems.


Aug. 10–14

Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Red Rock State Park, Gallup, NM

Dancers, artisans, musicians, vendors and families from tribes across the U.S. and Mexico gather for celebration and communion. 505.863.3896,


Aug. 12

Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction

Crownpoint Elementary School, NM

Hundreds of handmade rugs will be auctioned. 505.362.8502,


Aug. 14–19, 9 am–5 pm

Natural Building Workshop

Black Range Lodge, Kingston, NM

Get hands-on experience with straw bale, cob and earth bag construction. Work with earthen and lime plasters.  Also learn about rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, solar hot water and cooking. $395/wk, $95/day. 575.895.5652,,


Aug. 18–20

Uplift Climate Conference

Near Durango, Colo.

Join the sustainable climate action community. Hear diverse voices from across the Colorado Plateau. Organized by young people to empower young people. Camping beneath the ponderosa pines.


Aug. 19–21

Ecological Restoration Project

Carson Natl. Forest near Questa, NM

Volunteers needed to repair fences to protect wildlife habitat. Organized by ABQ Wildlife Federation and Amigos Bravos.,


Aug. 19–Sept. 3

Music from Angel Fire Summer Music Festival

Angel Fire, Las Vegas, Raton, Taos, NM

Intl. musicians play chamber music. 575.377.3223,


Aug. 20

Pueblo Independence Day Celebration

Jemez Historic Site, Rte. 4



Aug. 25, 6:30–8 pm

Health Impacts of Oil & Gas in the Four Corners

Step Back Inn, 123 W. Aztec Blvd., Aztec, NM

Presentations include “Threat Map” interactive tool that maps populations and schools at risk. 505.301.0863,


Sept. 8–11

Earth Walks

Canyon de Chelly, AZ

Camping, service work on family farm in the canyon, solitude at Spider Rock, sweat lodge ceremony.


Sept. 12–14

American Indian Tourism Conference

Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip, Washington

Presented by American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

Oct. 7 Final Day to Order

Tree Seedling Sale

Seedlings available to people who own at least one acre of land in NM who agree to use the trees for conservation purposes. Distribution begins Sept. 13 and ends Oct. 14. NM State Forestry Div. 505.476.3353,


Weds. through Oct. 31, 10 am–4 pm

Pojoaque Pueblo Farmers & Crafts Market

Poeh Center Plaza, 78 Cities of Gold Rd.


Wednesdays, 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


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,,



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,


Saturdays through Oct. 8, 9 am–1 pm

Eight Northern Pueblos Art and Farmers’ Market

327 Eagle Dr. (behind Ohkay Casino)

Local produce, cooking demos, live entertainment. 505.747.1593,


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 Rio Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767, www.riograndereturn,com


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