September 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – September 2016


Sept. 8, 9 am–1 pm

UNM Health Sciences Center Job Fair

HSC North Campus Upper Plaza

Open to physicians, nurse practitioners, midwives, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, pharmacists, nutritionists, physical therapists, etc., as well as health profession students from any NM educational institution.


Sept. 9–11

Ecological Restoration Volunteer Project

Limestone Canyon, San Mateo Mountains

Join the ABQ Wildlife Federation in building riparian restoration structures to improve wildlife habitat.,


Sept. 10, Oct.1, Nov. 5, 9 am–12 pm

Backyard Farming Series

Gutiérrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

9/10: Garden Journaling workshop will present observation skills, mapping and reading catalogs; 10/1: Composting Basics and Improvements. Turn garden and food waste into nutritious soil. 11/5: Seed Saving and Seed Exchange workshop includes discussion on heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified seeds. 505.314.0420,


Sept. 10, 6–9 pm

IPCC Gala Fundraiser

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

“We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story.” An evening of art, food, dance and history. Live & silent auctions. $150. 505.843.7270,


Sept. 11, 4 pm–8 pm

Harvest Dinner

Gutiérrez-Hubbell House

Río Grande Agricultural Land Trust fundraising event. Locally sourced food prepared by gourmet chefs. Live music, auction. Tickets: $105, 2 for $190. Info:


Sept. 18, 1–4:30 pm

Middle Río Grande Water Bootcamp

Intensive for farmers to learn about agricultural water usage. Covers history of irrigation in the MRGCD, groundwater management, adjudication and prior appropriation. Info, registration:


Sept. 19, 9 am–4 pm

Feeding Our Community with Farm Stewardship

Red Tractor Farm, 1404 Gonzales Rd. SW

Learn about your local food system, how farmers and gardeners can improve land health and grow healthy food, and learn about nutrient-dense food. $25 includes lunch. Registration closes 9/15. Walk-in registration, if available, is $35.


Sept. 23–24


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

12th annual celebration of world music & culture. 20 performances by 17 acts from 5 continents on 3 stages over 2 nights. Free Global Fiesta Saturday daytime. Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine, International Film Series.


Sept. 24, 4–5 pm

Women Are the Keepers of the Seeds

SWOP Office, 211 10th St. SW

SW Organizing Project’s Social Justice Spirit Awards and Chile Harvest Fiesta and Cook-off. 505.247.8832,


Week of Sept. 26

Women’s Reproductive Rights

Southwest Women’s Law Center celebrates women’s reproductive rights with women around the country, with a culminating day of celebration on Sept. 30. 505.244.0502,


Sept. 27, 6–7:30 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn. Chapter Meeting

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave. NE

Meets bi-monthly on the 4th Tuesday. Free and open to the public.


Oct. 8, 9:30 am, 1 pm

Science to Grow On: Our Surroundings

Explora, 1701 Mountain Rd. NW

Family-oriented science center. Explore Earth’s system of natural resources. Examine and filter water and create your own small ecosystem to take home. Preregistration required. $8/$5/$4. 505.225.8300


Oct. 12–Nov. 9

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters Training

Applications now being accepted. Info/application:


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,


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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