May 2017

What’s Going On? – Here & There – May 2017


May 6–7

Zuni Pueblo MainStreet Festival

Zuni Pueblo, NM

5th annual celebration of local businesses and artists. Presentations, traditional dancers, carnival.


May 16-18

Recycling Facility Operators Course

ABQ, Carlsbad, Ratón, Silver City, NM

The NM Environment Dept. Solid Waste Bureau, in partnership with the NM Recycling Coalition, hosts two recycling and two compost facility operators certification courses each year.


May 2017–July 2018

New Mexico Agricultural Leadership Program

NM State University, Las Cruces

Designed for men and women in the early stages of leadership careers in agriculture, food and natural resources. Participants meet 8 times over 15 months including 6 in-state seminars and in Washington, D.C. 575.646.6691,,


May 29–Aug. 4

Climate and Solar Ambassador Internships

Los Alamos Study Group Office

Interns gain knowledge and experience in climate issues, renewable energy, business development and community organizing and present their findings in public forums.,


May 30–June 1

Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference

Las Cruces, NM

12th biennial. 200 women from all types of agriculture are expected. Diamond in the Rough award will recognize an outstanding woman in NM agriculture and highlight her efforts. $50–$130. Reduced registration fee for junior, high school & college students.


June 10, 4 pm

NM Land Conservancy 15th Anniversary Gala

Tamaya Hyatt Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

Honoring Courtney White, recognizing landowners, protecting landscapes. $150. 505.986.3801,


June 14–18

Good Medicine Confluence Festival

Durango, Colo.

The Art of Healing. 100 unique classes. Learn herbal skills. Native plant walks, dance concerts.


June 20–22

Environmental Conditions of the Animas and San Juan Watersheds

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

2nd annual conference. Emphasis on Gold King Mine and other mine waste issues. Hosted by the Water Resources Research Institute.


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues. 505.722.0039.


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,


Tuesdays, 6–8 pm

Family Night

PEEC, Los Alamos, NM

The second Tuesday of every month. Games, activities experiments or crafts at the Nature Center. 505.662.0460,


1st Tues. 7–8:30 pm

Gardening with the Masters

Meadowlark Senior Center

4330 Meadowlark Ln., Río Rancho, NM

5/2: Traditional healing plants of NM; 6/6: Growing daylilies; 8/1: Tree selection, planting and maintenance in the high desert.


3rd Tues., 7 pm

Four Seasons Gardening Classes

Sabana Grande Rec Center

4110 Sabana Grande Ave. SE, Río Rancho

5/16: Chickens 101.


Weds., 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free.


First 3 Weds. Ea. Month, 6–7 pm

Solar 101 Classes

113 E. Logan Ave., Gallup, NM

Free classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems. No pre-registration necessary. 505.728.9246,,


2nd Weds., 1 pm

Sandoval County Master Gardeners, Classes

County Extension Office

711. S. Cam. del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Free classes. Urban horticulture series. 14: Climate extremes & ways to buffer it.


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,,



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