August 2016

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


Aug. 1–6, all day

SF County Fair

SF County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd.

Annual event offers youth and adults an opportunity to enter their crafts, food and animals in contests. Live entertainment, food, educational opportunities. http:/


Aug. 3–7, 10–14, 8 am–5 pm

Horse Shows

Hipico SF, 100 S. Polo Dr.

Equestrian jumping, competition, 100+ artists, food, Sat. concert. Free.


Aug. 3–7

Transformation and Healing Conference

New Earth Institute of Southwestern College

“At the Crossroads of Human Potential”

35th annual conference. CEUs available. Keynote by Gregg Braden. 505.471.5756,,


Aug. 3, 11:30–1 pm

Energy Storage Talk

SF Area Homebuilders, 2520-B Cam. Entrada

Green lunch. Presentation by Peter Page of Amenergy on the history of battery storage, where it is today and what it might look like tomorrow. $20/15. Santa Fe Green Chamber. 505.982.1774


Aug. 4, 6–8:30

Discover Community at ECO

ECO High School, West Zia Rd. at Vo Tech Rd.

Introductory event for ECO, a public high school concentrating on sustainable trades and practices. Also presentation on Leadership Development and Workforce Readiness mentorship program.


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 or criminal law) on a first come, first serve basis limited to the first 25 people. Bring relevant paperwork. NM Legal Aid’s Volunteer Attorney Program. 505.814.5033,


Aug. 6, 9 am–5:30 pm

Greg Braden Program

James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Rd.

“Human by Design: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes” In conjunction with Southwestern College’s Transformation and Healing Conference. Info/cost: 505.471.5756,,


Aug. 6, 10 am–4 pm

Annual Art Show Benefit

Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary, 3749–A Hwy. 14

Art sale amidst barns benefits sanctuary for senior dogs, horses and poultry. Educational talks and demos by wellness caregivers. 505.471.5366,,


Aug. 8, 6 pm

David Grant Noble

Hotel Santa Fe

Lecture on Ute history by the archaeological writer/photographer. $12.,


Aug. 11, 10 am

Mayor Gonzales on the Verde Fund

SF Convention Center

Presentation/public forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Topics may include: SF’s transition to renewable energy, retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency, cost/funding, poverty, jobs.


Aug. 13, 10 am–12 pm

SF Citizens’ Climate Lobby

La Montañita Co-op Community Rm., 913 W. Alameda

Learn about climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide such as the carbon fee/dividend, which gives revenue back to households.


Aug. 14, 2 pm

SF Concert Band

Federal Building

Historical summer concert. Free.


Aug. 17, 6–7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Meeting

Amenergy Office, 1202 Parkway Dr.

Meets 3rd Weds. every month. The mission of the SF Sustainable Everything Advocates, a NMSEA Chapter, is to make living sustainably the accepted norm., 


Aug. 19, 10 am

NM Acequia Commission Meeting

Bataan Memorial Bldg., room 238, corner Don Gaspar and So. Capitol

Agendas: 505.603.2879, Info:,


Aug. 26–28

Startup Weekend Santa Fe

SF Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol

Entrepreneurial event where ideas are pitched, teams formed, markets validated and startups started. Details: 505.424.1140,


Sept. 10, 12–5 pm

Fiesta Sustainability Showcase

Scottish Rite Center, Paseo de Peralta & Washington St.

Vendors will offer info on sustainable energy and transportation, healthy food and home products, local financing and banking. Hands-on demos. Followed by benefit concert from 6:30–10 pm with the Motown Review featuring Terry Diers.


Sept. 15–18

Intl. Landscape Design Conference

Hotel Santa Fe

“The Art of Adaptive Design.” Presented by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.


Oct. 27–28

Lloyd Kiva New Centennial Convocation

Institute of American Indian Arts

An interdisciplinary look at the contemporary Native art movement in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Cherokee artist and educator. A collaboration with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. 505.424.2376,


Nov. 16–20

2016 Biodynamic Conference

SF Convention Center

Tierra Viva: Farming the Living Earth. Over 50 workshops, 10 keynote speakers, field trips, food, exhibits. 262.649.9212, ext. 2,


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,,


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:


Tues. through Sept., 3–6 pm

Southside Farmers’ Market

SF Place, 4250 Cerrillos Rd.

Corner of the mall near Applebees.


Tues. & Sats., 7 am-1 pm

Weds., 4-8 pm

SF 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.


Sundays, 11 am

Journey Santa Fe Conversations

Collected Works, 202 Galisteo

8/7: SF Police Chief Pat Gallagher on the state of law enforcement in SF; 8/14: Former NM Land Commissioner Ray Powell on “Our Land–Our Legacy, public lands; 8/21: SF City Councilor Joe Maestas on Restoring Trust and Confidence in Government; 8/21: Professor Sharman Apt Russell on “How Citizen Science Segues into Environmental Activism with the NM Wilderness Alliance. Moderators: Alan Webber, Bill and Ellen Dupuy. Free.


Through Dec. 30

A New Century: The Life and Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Cam. Lejo

Fashion designs, art, photos and archival documents. 505.476.1269,


Through March 5, 2017

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods

NM History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.

Car Culture of Northern NM. 505.476.5019,


Santa Fe Creative Tourism Workshops, Classes and Experiences


Borrow a Kill-A-Watt Device

Main Library and Southside Branch

Electricity Measuring Devices may be checked out for 28 days or call any reference desk.


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 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 $70, CDs $2. Contact Melissa Holmes, 505.995.2717 or The SGMP is also available on the county website: and can be reviewed at SF Public libraries and the County Administrative Building, 102 Grant Ave.


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