September 2016

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


Sept. 7, 11:30 am–1 pm

Green Lunch

SF Area Homebuilders, 2520-B Cam. Entrada

“Protecting the Pecos: Iconic Lands with Deep Roots” by Michael Casaus and Mark Allison from the NM Wilderness Alliance. $20/$15. Presented by the SF Green Chamber of Commerce. Reservations: 505.982.1774


Sept. 10, 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.


Sept. 10, 12–5 pm; Concert: 6:30–10 pm

Fiesta Sustainability Showcase

Scottish Rite Center, Paseo de Peralta & Washington St.

Sustainable energy and transportation info, healthy food and home products, local financing and banking. Hands-on demos. No admission charge. Followed by a benefit concert with the Motown Review featuring Terry Diers. $18.


Sept. 11, 1–3 pm

Desfile de las Gente

Paseo de Peralta through the Plaza

Fiesta de Santa Fe Historical/Hysterical Parade features local marching bands, mariachi, sports teams, politicians, floats. 505.577.6888


Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 6–8 pm

Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative

SF Community College

Award winning nutrition and cooking class series. 505.690.2603


Sept. 12, 19, 26, 6:30–8:30 pm

SFCC Sustainability Seminar

SF Convention Center

Evolving Energy Policy for a Sustainable SF. Beth Beloff, Sustainable SF Chair; Craig O’Hare, Energy Specialist, SF County; Erick Aune, Metropolitan Planning Org; Daniel Werwath, NM Interfaith Housing Corp; Luke Spangenburg, Biofuels Center of Excellence (SFCC); Alexandra Ladd, Housing Specialist, City of SF. Free. Info:, RSVP:


Sept. 15, 4–7 pm

Teacher Resource Fair

Museum of Intl. Folk Art, 706 Cam. Lejo

Opportunity for teachers to learn what community organizations, nonprofits and government entities can offer in support of curriculum and classroom activities. Presented by the MIFA and the SF Community Educators Network. $50. Info: Registration:


Sept. 15–18

Intl. Landscape Design Conference

Hotel Santa Fe

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


Sept. 16–18, 10 am–5 pm

Pojoaque River Art Tour

Pojoaque Valley, north of SF

Works from Native American, Spanish and Anglo artists. 29 artists at 17 locations. Paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts, photography and more. Visit studios and community space in El Rancho. Opening reception/silent auction at Than Povi Trading Post at San Ildefonso Pueblo on 9/16, 5–7 pm. Auction continues throughout the weekend. Tour maps available.


Sept. 16, 30; Oct. 14; Nov. 4, 10 am–4 pm

ETSY and Marketing Workshop


Learn how to turn your craft passion into an online business. $59. Basic computer skills required. Sept. 9 registration deadline for Sept. workshop. Application: 505.474.6556,


Sept. 17, 12–4 pm

American Indian Community Day

Ragle Park, corner of Zia and Yucca

6th annual gathering of American Indian community and others celebrates Indian culture. Nonprofit booths, potluck meal, free activities. Southern Slam Dancers of Zia Pueblo and other performers. Free. 505.660.4210,,


Sept. 17, 12–4 pm

SFPS Back to School Community Bash

Ragle Park, 2530 W. Zia

Entertainment, activities. 505.467.2000,


Sept. 17, 5:30–7 pm

NM Solar Energy Assn.

Amerenergy, 1202 Parkway Dr., Ste. B

SF chapter, SF Sustainable Everything Associates, usually meets 3rd Weds. each month.,


Sept. 18, 2–5 pm

Coming Home Connection

Scottish Rite Temple, 463 Paseo de Peralta

Annual fundraiser and silent auction for volunteer in-home care for at-risk and vulnerable populations. $35. 505.982.6779,,


Sept. 19, 6:30–8:30 pm

SFCC Sustainability Seminar

SF Convention Center

Creating a More Sustainable Electricity System in SF. Panel presentations and community discussion about challenges of NM’s current electricity grid. An intro to smart grid and microgrid technologies, case studies from communities. Free. Info: RSVP:


Sept. 22, 5:30 pm

Girls Inc. Gala

La Fonda on the Plaza

A Celebration of Strong, Smart & Bold. 505.982.2042,,


Sept. 22–25

Unity Fest

Las Golondrinas, La Ciénega

Music, dance, yoga, art, ceremony, children’s village and sustainability-related presentations and workshops.,


Sept. 23, 6 pm

Esperanza Through the Years

La Fonda on the Plaza

“A Star-Studded 40-year Celebration.” Fundraiser gala to benefit the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families. $125 per person or $100 per person for a group purchase of 10 or more. 505.474.5536


Sept. 24, 7–9 am registration

Toss No Más Cleanup

1142 Siler Rd.

Join hundreds of volunteers in cleaning up neighborhoods, parks, schools, city streets and arroyos. Refreshments and cleanup materials available for pick-up. 505.955.2215,


Sept. 24, 8:45 am–1 pm

Forest Work by Volunteers

Borrego/Bear Wallow Trail, SF Natl. Forest

Volunteers are sought to help re-rout sections of the trail. 505.753.7331,


Sept. 24, 5:30–8:30 pm

Reaching for the Stars

Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta

Fundraising event supporting Local Teens Dreams to Careers program. Cuisine by Eloisa SF, music by Río, silent auction. 505.216.6049,


Sept. 26, 6:30–8:30 pm

SFCC Sustainability Seminar

SF Convention Center

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings. Panel presentation/discussion targeting owners and managers of public and private buildings. Economic incentives, case studies, technical and financial processes to implement energy efficiency and solar PV projects. Info:, RSVP:


Sept. 28, 1:30 pm

Copper Rule Case

NM Supreme Court

Oral arguments on regulation adopted in 2013 that allows copper mines to pollute groundwater.


Sept. 29–Oct. 2

Artisan Materials Expo

Buffalo Thunder Resort

“Creative Ascension 2016.” Art materials, workshops, demos, International Encaustic Artists Retreat. 800.331.6375,,


Oct. 1–2

Harvest Festival

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, La Ciénega

$8/$6/12 & under free. 505.471.2261,


Oct. 4, 5 pm

Piñón Awards Ceremony & Dinner

La Fonda on the Plaza

SF Community Foundation 2016 awards recognize the work of outstanding nonprofits and dedicated philanthropists. $50. Registration: 505.988.9715,


Oct. 13, 5:30 pm

2016 Mayor’s Sustainability Awards

SF Convention Center

Sponsored by the City of Santa Fe, the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission and Women of Green. Free and open to the public.


Oct. 13, 7 pm

An Evening with Nell Newman

SF Convention Center

Daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, creator/co-founder of Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation. Presented by the SF Green Chamber and Women of Green. $20.


Oct. 14, 8:30–5:30 pm

Women as Game Changers Conference

Sunrise Springs Resort and Spa, La Ciénega

An immersive, interactive creative laboratory. With Nell Newman. Limited to 70 progressive women. $145. 505.231.2342,


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,


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,,


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 Books, 202 Galisteo St.

9/4: Natural Resource Attorney Todd M. López on Improving Well-being in Northern NM; 9/11: Author and PBS documentarian John De Graf on Ideas Matter: Ethical Thinking, Earth Economics and the Happiness Initiative; 9/18: Cynthia Geoghegan on Literacy Volunteers of SF; 9/25: Susan Tarman, exec. dir. of the SF chapter of Amnesty Intl. on Cultural Variations, Conflict Resolution and Alternatives to Violence. Moderators: Alan Webber, Bill and Ellen Dupuy. Free.


Mon.–Sat., 8 am–4 pm

Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary

1800 Upper Canyon Rd.

Striking landscapes and wildlife. Bird walks, hikes, tours of the Randall Davey home. 505.983.4609,


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,



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