November 2016

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



Nov. 5, 5:30 pm

Northern Youth Project Harvest Dinner

Joe Ferran Gym, Pueblo de Abiquiú Plaza, Abiquiú, NM

Community dinner made with ingredients from local farms. Music. Silent auction of local artists’ work. $15/$5 kids. 213.718.2806,,


Nov. 5–6

Dixon Studio Tour

Dixon, NM

Painters, potters, photographers, jewelers and more. 29 studios. 505.579.9199,


Nov. 5, 9 am–5 pm

Annual Solar Celebration

SolLuna Solar, 56 County Rd. 65, Dixon, NM

Local food, raffle, live music. 505.455.8875,


Nov. 7, 1:25–3:40 pm

Soils and Landscapes of the Southwestern US

Phoenix, AZ

Symposium on soil-plant relations. Learn to adapt land management strategies for maintaining ecosystem health and conserving plant diversity. Pre-registration by 10/26 required. Sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of American and the Soil Science Society of America.


Nov. 9–10

Innovation and Discovery in Agriculture and Food

Las Cruces, NM

The startup accelerator High Desert Discovery District (HD3), NM Dept. of Agriculture and the Arrowhead Technology Incubator at NMSU present an event focused on entrepreneurs and statewide innovation and commercialization opportunities that impact agriculture, value-added food products and food industries.


Nov. 11–13

Drone Summit

Spaceport America, White Sands, NM

Drone racing, cinematography challenge. Keynote speaker: Intl. Drone Racing Assn. founder Justin Haggerty.


Nov. 17, 4 pm

Tewa Women United Solar Installation Celebration

923 E. Fairview Ln., Española, NM

Speakers include Beata Tsosie-Pena, Corrine Sanchez, Mariel Nanasi. Food, music. 505.989.7262,


Nov. 30, 8 am–4:30 pm

NM Sustainable Agriculture Conference

UNM, Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd., Los Lunas

“Building Climate-Resilient Agriculture in NM.” A conference for farmers and other agriculture stakeholders. Sponsored by the USDA’s Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Free. Lunch provided. Info:,, Registration:


Jan. 17 Application Deadline

LANL Foundation Scholarship Fund

Supports high school seniors and undergraduates from Los Alamos, SF, Mora, Río Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval and Taos counties pursuing 4-year degrees in all fields. $1,000–$20,000.


Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10 am–4 pm

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,


Wednesdays, 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


1st Three Weds. Ea. Month, 6 pm

Gallup Solar Classes

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

Free 12-part course on off-grid solar teaches people how to understand, size and install off-grid systems. No pre-registration necessary. 11/2: Storage Technology. 11/16: Inverters, AC, DC. 505.726.2497,,


Weds., 6-8 pm

Gallup Solar Community Meetings

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

The nonprofit Gallup Solar hosts educational presentations on all things solar. Questions, ideas and expertise are welcome. 1st three Weds. ea. Month at 6 pm: Course on off-grid solar. No pre-registration necessary. 11/2: Storage Technology. 11/16: Inverters, AC, DC. 505.726.2497,,


Spirit of the Butterfly

923 E. Fairview Land, Española, NM

Women’s support group organized by Tewa Women United. Info/RSVP: Beverly, 505.795.8117


Basic Literacy Tutor Training

Española area

After training by the NM Coalition for Literacy, volunteer tutors are matched with an adult student. 505.747.6162,,


Río Grande Return

Locally produced salsas, jams, honey, chocolates, soaps, lotions, incense and more. Supports local farmers, producers and the conservation of the Río Grande. 505.466.1767, toll free: 866.466.1767,




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