December 2016

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – December 2016


Dec. 7, 6:30–8:30 pm

Out from Under the Methane Cloud

ABQ Mennonite Church

1300 Girard NE

Workshop/discussion on NASA’s Four Corners methane study. Speakers include Jon Goldstein of the Environmental Defense Fund. Sponsored by the Sierra Club–Río Grande Chapter, 350 NM, NM Interfaith Power & Light, Conservation Voters of NM and Western Environmental Law Center.


Dec. 8, 11:30 am–1:15 pm

AED Quarterly Investors Luncheon

ABQ Marriott Uptown

2010 Louisiana NE

ABQ Economic Development, a private nonprofit, will present two speakers and provide an update on business development activities. $70/$40.


Dec. 8, 5 pm

Renewable Energy Industry Assn. Annual Meeting

CFV Solar Test Lab

5600-A University SE

Guest speakers: Mark Gaiser, NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Dept. and Matthew Armijo, Government Affairs at PNM Resources.


Dec. 8, 6–9 pm

TreeHugger Bash

The Grove Café and Market

600 Central SE

An evening of discussion with WildEarth Guardians. The next steps in combating fracking by Big Oil and Gas in the Four Corners and across the West. Silent auction, food, entertainment. $35/$25. Info:


Dec. 9, 7:30 am–5 pm

NM Public Health Association Legislative Forum

Embassy Suites ABQ

1000 Woodward Pl. NE

“Effective Advocacy: From Grassroots to the Roundhouse.” An opportunity for organizations and individuals working to improve community health to network, learn, discuss timely issues and share legislative proposals. Info: $60/$40/$30. Registration:


Dec. 10, 10:30 am– 12:30 pm

ABQ Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Higher Ed. Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.

Meets on the 2nd Sat. of every month. Working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide.,


Dec. 17, 2–5 pm

Clarifying Meditative Work

Wat Center, 145 Madison NE

Workshop for people from any meditation tradition or no tradition. Also meets Jan. 17 and Feb. 11. Reservations, info: NM Center for Meditative Inquiry and Retreat. 505.281.0684,


Through Dec. 30; gates open 5:30 pm

River of Lights

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

2601 Central NW

Walk-through light show. Not open 12/24-25. $12/$6.,


Through December

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. Growing Techniques, Business management and planning.,


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

(just 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

Mondays through mid-Jan., 5:30–8 pm

Grow the Growers

Bernalillo County Extension Office

1510 Menaul NW

Farm training program and business incubator for beginning and experienced farmers. Presented by Bernalillo County and NMSU’s Extension Service. $10/class or $50 for six or more classes. 505.243.1386,,


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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