July 2017

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


July 15, 7 am3 pm

Uranium tailings spill commemoration

east church rock, nm

Red water pond road community on the Navajo Nation is hosting its annual commemoration of the 1979 uranium tailings spill, the largest in the u.s. 12 miles north of Red Rock State Park on State Hwy. 566. 505.577.8438, www.swuraniumimpacts.org


July 22, 11 am2 pm

Los amigos del valles caldera 10-year anniversary

Valle caldera national preserve, nm 4, main entrance

Celebration with music, refreshments, art demos, wildlife from the NM Wildlife Center, bookstore ribbon-cutting at noon. Http://losamigosdevallescaldera.org


Through 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: wildriverpleinair@gmail.com, registration: www.wildriverspleinair.com. Ocho Fallery, 8 hwy. 38, Questa, NM.


July 25, Aug. 1 deadlines

Socially disadvantaged ag producers and rural business owners grants

USDA program to help small businesses retain and create jobs. Eligible grant recipients include cooperatives and cooperative development centers that serve socially disadvantaged groups. Supports technical assistance. 7/25: electronic application deadline (grants.gov); 8/1: paper application deadline. 505.761.4952, jesse.bopp@nm.usda.gov


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


Aug. 5, all day

Northern Río Grande National Heritage Area celebration

Casa rosada (former oñate center), 848 state rd. 68, alcalde, nm

Grand opening. A day of events, music, dance, art, education and food. 505.852.0030, www.riograndenha.org


First Mondays each month, 35 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 am4 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


Tuesdays, 68 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, www.losalamosnature.org


3rd tues., 7 pm

Four Seasons gardening classes

Sabana grande rec center, 4110 sabana grande ave. Se, río rancho, nm



Weds., 10 am

Green hour hikes

Los alamos nature center, los alamos, nm

Kid-centered hikes. Free. Losalamosnature.org


First 3 Weds. Ea. Month, 67 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


Wildlife West Nature Park

87 n. Frontage rd., edgewood, nm

122-acre park just east of Albuquerque. Interactive trail focuses on rescued, non-releasable, native New Mexican wildlife and native plants. Http://wildlifewest.org/wwblog/


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