NMSU: ACES Calendar of Events
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Statewide Calendar

Below is a list of events sponsored by the College or of interest to our clientele. Events are tracked all over the state; the maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place. If you would like to filter your results to a particular county, visit the county calendar listing.

June 2015

Jun 22Aug 26

Belen
StrongWomen Exercise Program
This twelve week exercise program will be held at Belen Eagle Park Community Center, 305 Eagle Ln, Belen, NM 87002, from 8:30-9:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Doctors release required. More info...
For more information, contact Anne-Marie Wilson at 505-565-3002.

July 2015

Jul 11Oct 31

Tucumcari
Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market begins, Saturday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Tucumcari Railroad Depot. The Farmer's Market will be held every Saturday at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. through October 31st or the first freeze. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Jul 21Aug 11

Jarales
ICAN Nutrition Education Class
Join us to learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating on a budget.

These FREE classes will be held on Tuesdays July 21 and 28 and August 4 and 11, 2015 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Jarales Community Center, 426 Jarales Road Belen, NM. More info...

For more information, contact Valerie at 505-565-3002.
Jul 29Aug 19

Los Lunas
ICAN Nutrition Education Classes
Join us to learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating on a budget.

These FREE classes will be held on Wednesdays July 29, August 5, 12, and 19, 2015 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Road, Los Lunas, NM More info...

For more information, contact Valerie at 505-565-3002.
Jul 29Aug 2

Cuba
Sandoval County Fair
For more information, contact Nicole Lujan at 505-867-2582.

August 2015

Aug 1

Las Cruces, NM
Grape Day
The 2nd annual NMSU Grape Day will be held at place at the Vineyards Fermentation Lab, Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM.

Grape day will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours will be at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

The program will include Dr. Leslie Beck who is the Extension Weed Specialist for New Mexico State University. She will be covering topics about weeds in the vineyard, Integrated Pest Management and other topics relating to weeds and management.

We will also be offering tours of the Vineyards. We will give guests an opportunity to taste grapes from the different varietals that we have here. There are no fee's associated with this event. Please dress for warm weather and bring water as it will be hot. We look forward to seeing you all here. More info...

For more information, contact Daniel Goodrich at 505-929-3942.
Aug 1

Santa Fe
Fall Garden Preparation workshop
The August "Let's Grow" workshop, presented by the Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association, will feature timely information on how to prepare for the fall gardening season.

The workshop will be from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Santa Fe County Fairground Xeric Garden, 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe More info...

For more information, contact Jacqueline Baca at 505-471-4711.
Aug 1

Las Cruces
Second annual Grape Day to be held Aug. 1
The Viticulture Program along with the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society will host a field day, Grape Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1, at NMSU Fabian Garcia Science Center. There will be three tours of the vineyard at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will be no charge to the public for the tours.

There will be a grape vine sale where plants will be $5. They will be selling a variety of red and white wine grapes as well as a select variety of Table Grapes. More info...

Aug 3

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair Board Meeting
The Quay County Fair Board meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Quay County Fairgrounds. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 4

Tucumcari
4-H | Coke Orders Delivered
Coke delivered to the Fair Barn. We will notify you of the time for pick-up. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 4

Tucumcari
Rodeo/Horse Show Board Meeting
the wrap-up of 4-H Rodeo/Horse Show board meeting will be held at the Extension Office at 5 p.m. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 4

Albuquerque
Jam and Jelly Canning Class
The Bernalillo Cooperative Extension service will conduct this hands on canning class from 9 a.m. to noon at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque.

Class fee is $20. Please call 505-243-1386 to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Cindy Davies at 505-243-1386.
Aug 6

Tucumcari
AES Field Day | Tucumcari
The Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari will hold its annual field day on the evening of August 6th.

Dean Catlett will make a presentation immediately before the catered dinner. After dinner a hay wagon tour will take place during which presentations will be made about ongoing research programs and other topics of interest. More info...

Aug 7

Clovis
AES Field Day | Clovis Science Center
Aug 7

Tucumcari
Photography & Scrapbook Workshop
We will work on mounting pictures to enter in the County Fair. Please bring the photos you are considering entering. Supplies will be provided. Please call the Extension Office to reserve your spot. We will meet from 2-4 p.m. at the Extension Office. More info...
For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
Aug 7

Clovis, NM
AES Field Day / Clovis
The Clovis Agricultural Science Center Annual Field Day is scheduled for Friday, August 7th, 2015. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the field tour will start at 9:00 am. A catered lunch will be served after the tour.

The purpose of this event is to bring farmers, dairy producers, industry people, extension educators, and the NMSU researchers together to visit and interact with each other, share ideas and opinions about different cultural practices. Also the producers will have a chance to ask questions and get answers one-on-one. "Seeing is believing" is another purpose of the field day, during which everybody will have the opportunity to visit the ongoing research plots and see first-hand what works and what doesn't.

For further information, contact Valerie Pipkin or Abdel Mesbah at (575) 985-2292. More info...

For more information, contact Abdel Mesbah at 575-985-2292.
Aug 8

Tucumcari
4-H | Fair Set Up Day
Fair Set Up Day at the Quay County Fairgrounds will begin at 9 am. - Fair Board and volunteers. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 10-12

Los Alamos
Pressure Canning Class
This two part class is designed for the novice home canner or someone looking for a refresher.

Part 1 will be help on Monday, August 10 from 1-2 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, 2400 Central Ave.

Part 2 will be held Wednesday, August 12 from 1-4 p.m. in the United Church, 2525 Canyon Rd., Suite A.

Learn the most up to date information about pressure canning. The workshop will include hands-on practice using canning equipment.

Registration is $15 payable by cash or check at our office. Class size is limited to 12 people.

New Mexico State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for disabled persons in accordance with state and federal laws. Please feel free to drop by our office or contact us for additional information. More info...

For more information, contact Helen Idzorek at 505-662-2656.
Aug 12-15

Tucumcari
Quay County Fair
This event has something for everyone. Animal to view and crafts to see. More info...
For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575 461-0562.
Aug 12

Los Lunas
AES Field Day | Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas
For more information, contact Mark Marsales at 505-865-7340.
Aug 18

Albuquerque
Water Bath Canning Class - Pickles
Learn the water bath technique for canning pickles at this hands on class presented by the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Serice. The class will be held from 9 am. to noon at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque.

Class fee is $20. Please call 505-243-1386 to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Cindy Davies at 505-243-1386.
Aug 20

Albuquerque
Water Bath Canning Class - Salsa
This hands on lab canning class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque.

The fee for the class is $20. Please call 505-243-1386 to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Cindy Davies at 505-243-1386.
Aug 21

Tucumcari
Cloverbud Workshop
This Cloverbud Workshop will include work on Cloverbud Record Books, work on a craft project and a snack. The workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 19. Hope to see your there. More info...
For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
Aug 25

Tucumcari
Healthy Kid Pleasing Meals Workshop
The Healthy Kid Pleasing Meals Workshop will will be held at the Quay County Extension Office, 216 E. Center Street, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. The workshop will feature new recipes and is free and open to anyone who cares for children.

Topics will include:

  • Learn to Sneak Healthy into Favorites
  • Meal Planning Ideas
  • Budget Friendly Main Dishes
  • Time-Saving Cooking Tips
  • Saving Produce for Future Use
  • 3 Hours Credit for CACFP recipients

Light supper provided

Call 461-0562 to RSVP. We must have at least 5 participants to hold the class. More info...

For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
Aug 25

Albuquerque
Water Bath Canning Class - Tomatoes and Fruit
Learn water bath canning techniques for tomatoes and fruit in this hands on lab class. The class will be held from 9 a.m to noon at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque.

Class fee is $20. Please call 505-243-1386 to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Cindy Davies at 505-243-1386.
Aug 27

Albuquerque
Pressure Canning Vegetables Class
This hands on lab canning class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at El Buen Samaritano Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Albuquerque.

The fee for the class is $20. Please 505-243-1386 call to reserve your spot.

For more information, contact Cindy Davies at 505-243-1386.
Aug 29-30

Albuquerque
2015 Ride for the 4-H Clover
SAVE THE DATE!
  • Friday, August 28, pre-tour party
  • Saturday, August 29, ride begins
  • Sunday, August 30, ride concludes
  • Call 505-983-4615 for more information. More info...

    Aug 29

    Santa Fe
    Herb Harvesting and Propagation workshop
    A Herb Harvesting and Propagation workshop will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds Herb Garden, 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe.

    The workshop is part of the Santa Fe Master Gardeners Association's "Let's Grow" workshop series. More info...

    For more information, contact Jacqueline Baca at 505-471-4711.
    Aug 31

    Tucucmari
    Quay County Fair Board Meeting
    Quay County Fair Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Extension Office in Tucumcari. Wrap-Up Meeting of the Fair. (tentative) More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.

    September 2015

    Sep 1

    Tucumcari
    4-H | County 4-H Council Meeting
    The regularly scheduled 4-H Council Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Sep 3-6

    Socorro
    Socorro County Fair
    For more information, contact Jessica Smith at 575-835-0610.
    Sep 9-30

    Los Lunas
    ICAN Nutrition Education Class
    Join us to learn about the importance of physical activity and healthy eating on a budget.

    These FREE classes will be held on Wednesdays September 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2015 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Office, 404 Courthouse Road, Los Lunas, NM. More info...

    For more information, contact Valerie at 505-565-3002.
    Sep 10-20

    Tucumcari
    New Mexico State Fair
    For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
    Sep 11

    Lovington
    Knitted and Crochet Dish Cloths and Scrubbies class
    Learn how to knit and crochet a dish cloth and matching scrubby.

    Pre-registration is required. A supply list will be available when you sign up for the workshop. More info...

    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
    Sep 11

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Science Time
    Science Time will be he from 10 a.m. to noon at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office. More info...
    For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
    Sep 12

    Santa Fe
    Jerky Making Workshop
    Join us for this Jerky Making class Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 - 11 a.m. at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds Kitchen, 3229 Rodeo Road. 87507

    Space is limited, you must call to reserve your spot. The cost for the class is $8.00 (prepaid). Please call (505) 471-4711 today to reserve your spot. For more information, e-mail Cydney Martin at cydneym@nmsu.edu. More info...

    For more information, contact Cydney Martin at (505) 471-4711.
    Sep 19

    Lovington
    Christmas Craft Program
    The Extension Homemakers host their annual Christmas Program. The clubs will be demonstrating various Holiday Crafts and the extension office will show off some great holiday foods. Everyone will have a chance to work on one or more craft. Please call into the extension office for a supply list. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
    Sep 21

    Santa Fe
    Native Bee Houses and Their Gardens
    As part of the "Let's Grow" monthly education series for the home gardener, the Santa Fe Master Gardeners present the Native Bee Houses and Their Gardens workshop.

    The workshop will be held from 10 -11 a.m. at the Audubon Pollinator Garden, Randall Davey Audubon Center, 1800 Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe More info...

    For more information, contact Jacqueline Baca at 505-471-4711.
    Sep 23-26

    Silver City
    Grant County Fair
    Sep 27

    Tucumcari
    Quay County Fair Livestock Buyers Appreciation Dinnner.
    Save the Date!. Details to follow. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Sep 28

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Deadline for Eastern New Mexico State Fair
    Sept 28 is the deadline for registration for the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Registration must be made on line at enmsf.com More info...
    For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
    Sep 29

    Peralta
    Healthy Cooking with Grains
    Join us for this hands on cooking class focusing on recipes lower in sugar, salt & fat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Drive, Peralta, NM.

    Pre-registration is required by September 23. A $10 class fee covers recipe book and materials. More info...

    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

    October 2015

    Oct 4-10

    Tucumcari
    Eastern New Mexico State Fair
    For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.
    Oct 4-10

    Tucumcari
    National 4-H Week
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Oct 6

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Quay County 4-H County Council Meeting
    The regular 4-H County Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Oct 9

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Quay County 4-H Science Time
    4-H Science Time will begin at 10.a.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office. More info...
    For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
    Oct 17

    Los Lunas
    10th Annual Fall Farm Festival
    Bring your family to the 10th Annual Fall Farm Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Los Lunas Agriculture Science Center, 1036 Miller Street, Los Lunas. The Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting this event as a fundraiser for the Valencia County 4-H Program.

    Admission is $5.00 for everyone 4 years old and older. Kids 3 years old and under are free. Price includes face painting, petting zoo, corn maze, and wagon ride, a pumpkin to pick and take home, and many other fun games and educational booths.

    Come out and visit the Southwest Dairy Farmers, the Valencia County Master Gardeners, NM Game & Fish, information for the New Mexico Beef Council and so much more.

    For more information, contact Vera Gibson at 505-565-3002.
    Oct 22-23

    Hobbs
    Lea County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
    Local safety experts provide safety programs for the youth, teachers and parents to learn from. In two days, nearly 1400 youth, teachers and parents attend the event and learn safety topics like, gun safety, stranger danger, calling 9-1-1, chemical safety, pipeline safety, gas safety, food safety, water safety, bully prevention, first aid and drug awareness. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes or Wayne Cox at 575-396-2819.
    Oct 23

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Quay County Record Book Deadline
    For more information, contact Joyce Runyan at 575-461-0562.
    Oct 24

    Lovington
    Lea County Extension Homemakers Annual Meeting
    The Lea County Extension Homemakers will gather for their annual meeting and membership drive. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call into the extension office for more information. More info...
    For more information, contact Robin Mack Haynes at 575-396-2819.
    Oct 27

    Peralta
    Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class | Healthy Soups & Cold Weather Foods
    This hands on cooking class focusing on recipes lower in sugar, salt & fat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Drive, Peralta, NM

    Pre-registration is required by Oct. 22. A $10 class fee covers recipe book and materials. More info...

    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.

    November 2015

    Nov 1

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Quay County Record Book Reward Party
    The Quay County Record Book Reward Party will be held at 2 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office, Tucumcari. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Nov 2

    Tucumcari
    Fair Board Meeting
    Regular Fair Board Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Tucumcari. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Nov 3

    Los Lunas
    Easy Candy Making
    Need a quick gift for a neighbor or friend? Join us for a hands-on easy candy making class guaranteed to provide recipes that will save you money and time.

    Class will held at the Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service office, 404 Courthouse Rd, Los Lunas.

    $10 fee covers recipe book and materials.

    RSVP REQUIRED by Oct. 28th. Call 565-3002. More info...

    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
    Nov 3

    Tucumcari
    4-H County Council Meeting
    Regular 4-H County Council Meeting 6:30 pm at the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service Office, Tucumcari. More info...
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Nov 14

    Albuquerque
    Desert Composting Workshop
    The Desert Composting workshop will include five classes: Composting Basics, Garden Soil Amending, Compost Tea, Composting with Worms, and Bucket Composting with Bokashi.

    Cost is $25. Registration and prepayment is required by 11/7/2015. Please see More Info link for class schedule and information about how to register. More info...

    Nov 17

    Peralta
    Healthy Cuisine - Gluten Free Foods
    This hands on cooking class focusing on recipes lower in sugar, salt & fat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Drive, Peralta, NM.

    $10 fee covers recipe books and supplies Pre-registration is required by Nov. 10. Please call the Valencia County Cooperative Extension service office at 505-565-3002 to register. More info...

    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
    Nov 22

    Tucumcari
    4-H| Quay County 4-H Achievement Night
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.

    December 2015

    Dec 1

    Los Lunas
    6th Annual Forage Workshop
    This workshop will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the UNM Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas.

    The Forage Workshop focuses on the small to medium sized hay and pasture farms in the Middle Rio Grande Valley as well as forage producers of all sizes of operations in New Mexico.

    $20 registration covers program materials and lunch. More info...

    For more information, contact Newt McCarty at (505)565-3002.
    Dec 2

    Peralta
    Holiday Extravaganza - Make & Take Gift Event
    Need ideas for creative, cost-effective holiday gifts? Join us for our annual make and take holiday gift event held at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Rd, Peralta. A $10 fee covers the costs of supplies, refreshments, and an instruction/recipe book.

    RSVP required by Nov. 25th by calling 565-3002.

    More info...
    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
    Dec 8

    Peralta
    Healthy Cuisine Cooking Class - Healthy Holiday Foods
    Join us for this hands on cooking class focusing on recipes lower in sugar, salt & fat will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peralta Methodist Church, 25 Wesley Drive, Peralta, NM.

    Pre-registration is required by December 2. $10 fee covers recipe book and materials. More info...

    For more information, contact Laura Bittner at 505-565-3002.
    Dec 10

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Deadline to register for Senior Leadership Event
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Dec 15

    Tucumcari
    4-H | Deadline Quay County 4-H RE-enrollment
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.
    Dec 16

    Los Lunas
    New Mexico Sustainable Ag Conference
    This FREE event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.at the UNM Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Rd, Los Lunas. Lunch provided. More info...
    For more information, contact Newt McCarty at 505-565-3002.

    Featured Events

    Below is a list of events sponsored by the College which are of interest to people across the state.

    The maps next to each event indicate where the event is taking place.

    August 2015

    Aug 1

    Las Cruces, NM
    Grape Day
    The 2nd annual NMSU Grape Day will be held at place at the Vineyards Fermentation Lab, Fabian Garcia Science Center, 113 W. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM.

    Grape day will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tours will be at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

    The program will include Dr. Leslie Beck who is the Extension Weed Specialist for New Mexico State University. She will be covering topics about weeds in the vineyard, Integrated Pest Management and other topics relating to weeds and management.

    We will also be offering tours of the Vineyards. We will give guests an opportunity to taste grapes from the different varietals that we have here. There are no fee's associated with this event. Please dress for warm weather and bring water as it will be hot. We look forward to seeing you all here. More info...

    For more information, contact Daniel Goodrich at 505-929-3942.
    Aug 1

    Las Cruces
    Second annual Grape Day to be held Aug. 1
    The Viticulture Program along with the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society will host a field day, Grape Day, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 1, at NMSU Fabian Garcia Science Center. There will be three tours of the vineyard at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will be no charge to the public for the tours.

    There will be a grape vine sale where plants will be $5. They will be selling a variety of red and white wine grapes as well as a select variety of Table Grapes. More info...

    Aug 6

    Tucumcari
    AES Field Day | Tucumcari
    The Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari will hold its annual field day on the evening of August 6th.

    Dean Catlett will make a presentation immediately before the catered dinner. After dinner a hay wagon tour will take place during which presentations will be made about ongoing research programs and other topics of interest. More info...

    Aug 7

    Clovis
    AES Field Day | Clovis Science Center
    Aug 12

    Los Lunas
    AES Field Day | Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas
    For more information, contact Mark Marsales at 505-865-7340.
    Aug 29-30

    Albuquerque
    2015 Ride for the 4-H Clover
    SAVE THE DATE!
  • Friday, August 28, pre-tour party
  • Saturday, August 29, ride begins
  • Sunday, August 30, ride concludes
  • Call 505-983-4615 for more information. More info...

    September 2015

    Sep 10-20

    Tucumcari
    New Mexico State Fair
    For more information, contact Jason Lamb at 575-461-0562.

    October 2015

    Oct 4-10

    Tucumcari
    National 4-H Week
    For more information, contact Brenda Bishop at 575-461-0562.