June 2017

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


June 4, 9 am–4 pm

Corrales Garden Tour

Corrales, NM

Sweet Tree Farm, devoted to preserving heirloom trees and plants is one of six distinctive, private gardens on the self-guided tour. Tickets: $12/adv., $15 day of tour. www.corrales-gardentour.com, Info: 505.350.3955 or info@corrales-gardentour.com


June 4–10

Geology of Northern NM

Ghost Ranch Education Center near Abiquiú

Class includes 3 full-day excursions, including the Valle Caldera, Río Grande Gorge and a mining district near Dixon. 505.685.1000, ghostranch.org


June 5, 10 am–2 pm

Economic Development Incentives Workshop

El Zócalo, 264 S. Cam. Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM

Learn about NM incentive programs, tax credits, financing programs and more. NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions, USDA, Realty One of NM, Small Business Development Center, NM Economic Development Dept. and the NM Finance Authority. 10 am–1 pm: workshop; 1 pm–2 pm: open house. Registration: 505.891.4305, sandovaleconomicalliance.org/workshops


June 5–9 and 12–16

Summer Camp

Santa Cruz, NM (near Española)

Camino de Paz School & Farm and Española Valley Fiber Arts offer two weeks of crafts and fun. Children ages 7 to 11 may sign up for one or both weeks. $250/wk. www.caminodepaz.net


June 10, 4 pm

NM Land Conservancy
15th Anniversary Gala

Tamaya Hyatt Resort, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

A Celebration of 15 Years of Land Conservation and Heritage Preservation. Recognizing landowners, protecting landscapes. Petchesky Conservation Award honoring Courtney White. Silent & live auctions. Dinner, live music & dancing. $150. 505.986.3801, www.nmlandconservancy.org/http://www.caminodepaz.net


June 10–12

Fracking Chaco
Youth Awareness Run

Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, NM

An 80-mile youth run to bring attention to the effects fracking has on local communities in the greater Chaco area. The run will end in Farmington. Evening camping with “Southwest Culture Nights.” Organized by the Intl. Indigenous Youth Council. Howland4114@gmail.com, #FrackOffChaco, #internationalindigenousYouthCouncil


June 14, 1–4 pm

Sandoval County Master Gardeners Classes

County Extension Office

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

Climate extremes & ways to buffer it with Judith Phillips. Urban horticulture series. Free classes. Continuing education for Master Gardeners. 505.867.2582, Sandoval@nmsu.edu, http://sandovalmastergardeners.org


June 14–18

Good Medicine
Confluence Festival

Durango, Colo.

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


June 19–24, 12:30–3:30 pm

NMSU’s Camp Innoventure

UNM West, Río Rancho, NM

Experience in innovative thinking and entrepreneurial development for middle school students offered through a partnership with the Sandoval Economic Alliance. Free. https://campinnoventureriorancho.eventbrite.com


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. https://animas.nmwrri.nmsu.edu/2017/


June 22–July 23

Wild Rivers Plein Air Paint-Out

Questa, NM area

Plein Air artists’ interpretations of the Questa, San Cristobal, Lama, El Rito/Latir. Competition divisions: Landscape, Architecture, Youth (18 and younger). Info: wildriverspleinair@gmail.com, Registration: www.wildriverspleinair.com. 6/24, 5–7 pm: Awards Ceremony/Opening at Ocho Gallery, 8 Hwy. 38, Questa, NM. Show open to the public through 7/23.


June 24, 7 pm

Field to Food Fundraiser

Center for Ageless Living, 3216 Hwy 47 S., Los Lunas, NM

Local foods and wines from within a 100-mile radius. 5-course dinner under the stars to celebrate healthy aging and support fresh, seasonal produce for homebound elders. 505.865.8813, nmagelessliving.com


June 27, 1:30–3:30 pm

FUNDIT Meeting

NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions

501 Rail Runner Ave., Bernalillo, NM

The NM Economic Development Dept. will host this meeting to help local leaders identify local, state and federal funding for economic development. Communities should submit public interest project proposals by June 16 for review during the meeting. Info/RSVP: Johanna.Nelson@state.nm.us


July 31 Deadline

NM Filmmakers Showcase

Annual event features a vast range of creative filmmaking from New Mexicans around the state. No charge to enter. Showcase is free and open to the public. A panel of local film professionals judge the projects in various categories. 505.476.5671, belle.allen@nmfilm.com, nmfilm.com


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, www.losalamosnature.org


Weds., 10 am

Green Hour Hikes

Los Alamos Nature Center, Los Alamos, NM

Kid-centered hikes. Free. Losalamosnature.org


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, gallupsolar@gmail.com, Gallupsolar.org


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, read@raalp.org, www.raalp.org/become-a-tutor.html


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




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