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!
Toasty Coats for Tots and Teens (October 26 – December 1, 2015)
On October 26th, we will begin collecting new or gently used coats to help Santa Fe children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Boxes will be available in each branch to deposit your donation. Donated coats will be distributed through Santa Fe Public Schools' Adelante Program.
Children’s coats – sizes 5 – 18
Teens S - L
Let’s keep them warm this winter!
The SFPS Adelante Program helps to strengthen opportunities for the academic achievement and life success of Santa Fe children and youth who are experiencing homelessness. Thank you for your contribution!
Pictures with Santa (December)
Santa and his elves are getting ready for the season. Members are invited to come for a visit from 3-5 p.m at the branches below; and get a free photo of your child with Santa (while supplies last).
DNCU DeVargas - December 9
DNCU Espanola - December 11
DNCU Cordova - December 16
DNCU White Rock - December 18
DNCU Cerrillos - December 21
Lucas Mathew Stein Photography at DNCU DeVargas
We invite you to view the photography of Lucas Mathew Stein - now on display at the DNCU DeVargas branch. Lucas creates images that have a cinematic quality--perhaps owing to his career as a truck driver for the film industry. “I learned digital photography by driving places for the film industry and picking the brains of the minds around me, and then just rolled on with it down my own roads.” Stein is hanging up his trucker cap and focusing solely on his photographic work. “The film industry is a great career, but its long hours and demands makes photography a limited option. I want to devote my energy to this full time and see if I can make a go of it.” Stein’s framed works are for sale directly through the artist and are also available as prints only. For information, please call Lucas Stein directly at (505) 720-5656.
It’s Elementary—Artworks at Carlos Gilbert: Students Channel O’Keeffe at DNCU Cordova
This special exhibition is in support of ArtWorks, a program of the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools.
In September 2015, Marcella Stark’s 1st graders and Christine Biree’s 2nd graders (both at Carlos Gilbert Elementary School) welcomed ArtWorks into their learning experience. Professional Teaching Artist Jen Alexander went into the classrooms and - with the help of the ArtWorks trained teachers - prepared the students for a visit to a museum. They focused on journaling, sketching and creating art with their bodies, also called “tableau.” Jen accompanied the classes to the New Mexico Museum of Art to enjoy the new exhibition, “O’Keeffe in Process,” of Georgia O'Keeffe's work. After the field trip, the children had another workshop to reflect on their experience and create art of their own, using oil pastels. The resulting pieces are now being displayed at DNCU Cordova.
ArtWorks' mission is to make the arts personally meaningful to children and elementary school teachers through an integrated program of art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection. Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools seeks to marshal resources and create alliances to foster excellence in our public schools.
Note: Art is only for exhibit, not for sale.
Breakfast with Santa (December 5, 2015)
This annual pancake breakfast sponsored by DNCU and presented by The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is a true community event. Betty Ehart Senior Center, 7:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. (Please note corrected time for event.)
Espanola Electric Light Parade (December 12, 2015)
A wonderful community display! Dress warmly and enjoy the show.