October 2017

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


Oct. 2–7

Churro Week

Northern NM

Workshops, field trips, films and lectures about the Navajo-Churro sheep. Hosted by Española Valley Fiber Arts Center, Española, NM. 505.747.3577, www.evfac.org


Oct. 7, 11, 14, 21, 5:30–8 pm

Elk-Viewing Tours

Valle Caldera National Preserve

NM State Rte. 4

Backcountry guided van tours. $38. 505.819.3263, www.losamigosdevallescaldera.org/events


Oct. 7–8, 11 am–3 pm

Wildlife Center Open House

19 Wheat St., Española, NM

Annual event of nonprofit working to conserve and restore wildlife and habitats. Live animal demos, displays, kids’ activities, tour of rehab hospital, silent auction, refreshments. $5 suggested donation per vehicle. 505.753.9505, dawn@newmexicowildlifecenter.org, www.newmexicowildlifecenter.org


Oct. 7–9

Abiquiú Studio Tour

Abuquiú, NM

24th annual. More than 50 artists. Abiquiustudiotour.org


Oct. 12–14

Historias de Nuevo México Conference

Northern NM College, Española, NM and Northern Río Grande Heritage Center

“Querencia Interrupted: Native American and Hispanic Experience of the Manhattan Project.” Local communities will tell their own stories. Workers from that era will be honored during the opening reception. 505.852.0030, nmhistorias@nnmc.edu, www.riograndenha.org/historias


Oct. 12, 7 pm

Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco


Broadcast premiere of documentary film by Shebana Coelho about storyteller Nasario García.


Oct. 31–31

Miss Navajo Council

Navajo Division of Education Auditorium, Window Rock, AZ.

Elemental Talks & Dialogue on Land, Water, Air and Fire. www.missnavajocouncil.org


Nov. 4–5

Dixon Studio Tour

Dixon, NM

505.579.4671, Dixonarts.org


Nov. 6–7

Regenerative Earth Summit

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Food and agriculture’s potential positive impact on climate change. www.attheepicenter.com/regenerative-earth-summit/


Nov. 18–19,

Homegrown: NM Food Show

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NM 60 vendors from around the state. See pg.19


First Mondays each month, 3–5 pm

Sustainable Gallup Board

Octavia Fellin Library, Gallup, NM

The Sustainable Gallup Board welcomes community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and 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


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


Wildlife West Nature Park

87 N. Frontage Rd., Edgewood, NM

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



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