We like to have fun with our members. Our popular events give us a chance to participate in our communities and interact with our members on a personal level. Bring the family out. We can’t wait to see you!
Gus the Bus LANL Community School Supply Drive (now through August 10)
Please donate backpacks and school supplies to support area kids in need! Drop off at all DNCU branches, now through August 10. Schools eligible for the program include Cochiti Elementary School, San Diego Riverside Charter School, Chama Public Schools, Mesa Vista Public Schools, Espanola Public Schools, San Felipe Tribal Schools, Pojoaque Valley Schools, Los Alamos Public Schools, Adelante Program (Santa Fe Public Schools), Santo Domingo School, Mora Independent Schools, Pueblo of Zia Ed. Dept., McCurdy Charter School, Jemez Mountain Schools, and Taos Municipal Schools. Click here for Elementary School Backpack List. Click here for Middle School Backpack List. For information about the program, contact Ed Vigil at LANL, email@example.com or (505) 665-4400.
Kids' Bike Safety Fair (Saturday, August 8)
We will be holding a Members' Only Bike Safety Fair in Española on Saturday, August 8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., location TBD. Kids ages 8-12 are invited to improve their riding skills, ride a bike course, get a bike inspection, have a bike/helmet adjustment. Kids must bring their own bikes (and helmets if they have). Two lucky kids will win a free bike! Space will be limited to 40 kids; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request space. Please provide kids name, age, and a contact. If you are among the first 40 to respond, you will receive a confirmation number and address of the event. Many thanks to Bike Santa Fe, a not-for-profit that encourages safe, accessible cycling for providing certified instructors at the event.
Private Reception with Zozobra (Thursday, August 27)
This was such a hit last year that we're doing it again. Look for more information in August about how to get on the guest list for a private behind-the-scenes visit with Old Man Gloom. Ray Sandoval, event chair of Zozobra, will provide some interesting tidbits and stories and members can leave their gloom behind for burning.
Gordon's Concert (Friday, August 28)
In celebration of our commitment to the community, DNCU is sponsoring a night of music at Rover Park in White Rock by The Iguanas, who play rock influenced by the music traditions of Louisiana and Mexico.
Daniel McCoy/IAIA Exhibit at DNCU Cordova (Summer)
DNCU in association with the Institute of American Indian Arts unveils an exhibit at DNCU Cordova branch featuring work by Daniel McCoy, a Native American artist (Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band Potowatomi) whose vibrant acrylic works depict native themes interwoven with contemporary messaging that harken his mural and billboard experience."I paint so I can leave an imprint of my existence. I re-create past triumphs, disasters, as well as inspiring stories in my works." Many thanks to IAIA for facilitating this exhibit. Click here for more information about Daniel's art. All paintings are for sale.
Than Povi Fine Art at DNCU DeVargas (Summer)
A new exhibit at DNCU DeVargas branch featuring works by Native artists Gerald Nailor, Sr. (1917-1952) and Gerald Nailor, Jr. Nailor, Sr. was heralded for his exquisite silkscreen prints. In 1939 he was commissioned by the WPA to create a large mural, which still exists in the Dept. of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. His work hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of the American Indian, and the Denver Art Museum. Nailor, Jr., of the Pueblo of Picuris, paints in many mediums--this exhibit showcases landscapes in pastels. His work can be viewed at Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, Indian Pueblos Cultural Center Museum, DeVargas Center, and Hotel Santa Fe. Many thanks to Than Povi Fine Art for providing this exhibit - all prints and paintings are for sale.
World Breastfeeding Event (Thursday, Aug. 6)
A free event in honor of World Breastfeeding Week is being coordinated by the Española WIC office on Thursday, Aug. 6 and will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Rio Arriba Health Commons, 2010 Industrial Rd. Look for tons of helpful info and health advice, speakers, live music, a mini car show, rock wall, farmer's market, and more! Stopy by the DNCU table while you are there.
PEEC Summer Family Evenings (Summer, see website)
DNCU is the sponsor of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings. Highlights include favorites like the Taxidermy Museum and the Harrell House of Natural Oddities, and new programs like the Rattlesnake Museum and Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. For more information, visit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center website events page.