August 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – August 2016



Aug. 5, evening; Aug. 6, 8 am–4 pm

Summer Wings

Río Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria NW

22nd annual event celebrates NM’s wildlife. Hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, lizards, snakes and porcupines. Guided bilingual walk. Speakers. Free. Parking $3. Crafts for kids. 505.344.7240,


Aug. 6

4th Annual Resilience Run

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th St. NW

Family-friendly, community event commemorates the runners who enabled the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and raises funds for educational programs. 10K run at 7 am. 5K at 8:30 am, kids’ 1K and walk at 9:15 am. Free museum admission and traditional Native music and dance at 11 am and 2 pm. Registration open online through Aug. 3 at or at the IPCC 30 minutes before each event.


Aug. 10, 8–10 am

Public and Private Financing

Sandoval Economic Alliance, 1201 Río Rancho Blvd., Río Rancho

Educational workshop for local business owners. Light breakfast and course materials provided. Fee: $39. Peer-oriented roundtables meet every 2nd Weds. through 11/9. Presented by the SEA and the Dynamic Growth Business Resource Center. 505.238.3004,


Aug. 10, 9–10:30 am

Agricultural Collaborative

102 Gold St. SW

Meeting to discuss developments in the local food system’s support services and market opportunities – from farm to kitchen to plate. Field trip to Delicious NM’s new community space with Kids Cook. Hosted by Delicious NM, Downtown ABQ MainStreet Initiative and Downtown Growers Market. localfoodnm@mrcog-nm-gov


Aug. 13, 10 am–12 pm

ABQ Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Learn about climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide, such as a carbon fee/dividend that gives revenue back to households. Meets the 2nd Sat. of every month. Location:,,


Aug. 19 Start

IGNITE Accelerator

CNM STEMulus Center c

Community accelerator for early-stage and startup businesses. A 12-week program. Personal business coaching and mentoring facilitated by entrepreneur and teacher Leslie Hoffman.


Aug. 23–24

NM Conference on Aging

Isleta Resort & Conference Center

Talks, workshops and entertainment supporting active aging. Presented by the NM Aging and Long-term Services Dept.

Aug. 30–Sept. 1

Wind Turbine Blade Workshop

Embassy Suites Hotel

Biannual workshop presented by Sandia National Laboratories Wind Energy Technologies Dept.


Sept. 23–24


Natl. Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW

12th annual celebration of world music & culture. Performances in the Fountain Courtyard, ABQ Journal Theater and on the plaza. Global Fiesta free Saturday daytime programming, Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine.


Saturdays, open 8 am

Downtown Growers’ Market

Robinson Park, Eighth and Central

Local produce, live music, artisan creations, food and community. 505.252.2959,


Saturdays, 1 pm

Weekly Docent-led Tours

National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW

Tours of different exhibits and themes in the Art Museum. $2-$3, free with museum admission. 505.246.2261,


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.



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; Weekend Native dances. 866.855.7902,


Saturdays through August

Summer Family Fun Days

Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Río Grande NW

July: Arid Adaptation – Adopt a plant while learning survival strategies for life in the desert. View the wetlands along the bosque. August: Why is (n’t) it raining? – Explore Bachechi before and after monsoon storms and help predict the weather. Free. No registration required. 505.314.0398,


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.,



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:



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