Month: September 2018

Glorious Days of Autumn

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Cool Project

Guns to Garden Tools (For Sale)

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New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) wants to take the thousands of unwanted working guns in New Mexico and turn them into shovels and spades for community gardens but they need your help. Would you like to buy one of these COOL Guns to Garden Tools?

They have had six gun buybacks & taken over 400 working firearms out of use & off the streets of NM. The last gun buyback in Las Cruces cost just over $20,000. NMPGV gives gift cards to local grocery stores, gas stations, Target, etc. but not cash, so people can’t go and buy another gun. The cost to buy guns is:

  • $100 for a long gun or pistol
  • $200 for semi-automatic handguns
  • $250 for assault weapons

NMPGV pays artist/iron monger/forger, Tiago Rene Torres de Silva, $60 to make each tool. He has earned over $1,300 so far making Guns to Garden tools.

Wear Your GRACE at 125 E. Palace Ave. has the tools on display and sells them with 100% of the profits going to NMPGV. Call 505-780-5611 or stop by today and buy a garden tool (really a piece of art) in support of this wonderful program. The tools are a bit pricey but now you know why.

“Firearms are now used in the creation of something new, preventing the guns use for violence and creating a cycle of peace.”


Cool Picks for the Week

  • RSVP for Santa Fe Women to Women Luncheon Wed. Oct. 10 at noon at Cowgirl with Guest Speaker Debra Ehrhardt talking about “From the Jamaican Page to the Hollywood Stage”.  Debra is in town for her one-woman show on Thurs. Oct. 11. (see more info below). $25 cash at the door. Click here to RSVP.
  • Back to the ’80s – Shipwrecked Productions presents a DJ dance party with all the ’80s hits you’ve been missing. It’s for ages 13 and up, because it’s never too early to get your teen into truly good music. Bring snacks or drinks to share—but no smoking or alcohol. The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, Sat, Sep 29 at 7pm
  • Journeysantafe: The founders of Retake Our Democracy, Paul Gibson and Roxanne Barber, present their findings from a 70-day, 24-city road trip wherein they met with leaders, innovators and social pioneers who had initiated and sustained projects and programs that advanced social, racial, and or climate justice.
    Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St. Sun. Sept. 30 at 11 am
  • Volunteers Needed at Santa Fe Farmers Market Fall Fiesta on October 6. Contact Carrie at carrie@farmersmarketinstitute.org or 505-983-7726 for more information.
  • Register Now for Paul Selig’s Beyond the Known: A Channeled Weekend Workshop in Santa Fe Sat, Oct 13th: 10 am – 4 pm thru Sun, Oct 14th: 10 am – 4 pm, Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail – click here for more info
  • Here From Hollywood for One Night OnlyCock Tales: Shame on Me! Ticket includes Dinner & One Woman Show with Actress/Playwright, Debra Ehrhardt Thurs. Oct. 11. Click here for tickets. Seating Limited
  • With October, Domestic Violence Month, Healing Voices – Personal Stories based here in Santa Fe is available to make presentations to groups around the community.  Their mission is to raise awareness of domestic violence by sharing stories of survivors.  The 7 films they have created have been in film festivals from coast to coast.  To arrange for a presentation please contact president and filmmaker JoAnne Tucker at hv.psorg@gmail.com.  To learn more about our organization visit https://www.hv-ps.org

Cool Cause

Art Opening: “Cheri’s Kids” – Come Meet the Artist at Cheri O’Brien Fine Art Gallery to Benefit Girls Inc.

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Narrative artist Cheri O’Brien has been painting children’s portraits for several years in oil and acrylic paint. These portraits show O’Brien’s interpretation of small children, dreamy, optimistic but somewhat skeptical or wary of this adult world. Ms. O’Brien will be donating 10% of sales to Girls Inc. of Santa Fe.
Opening Fri, Sept 28th, 5-7pm
Cheri O’Brien Fine Art Gallery
618 Canyon Road, Santa Fe.
Show runs through October 22
http://www.cheriobrien.com
Gallery hours Thursday – Monday 11am-4pm.
For more info contact Cheri O’Brien at 425-308-2061


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The Aspens are Turning!

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Cool Art

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By Santa Fe Photographer, Helen K. Garber
Meet her & see her work at “Dining with the Artist” on Oct. 10th, plus enjoy a delicious thre-course meal.
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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Dean’s Lecture Series: Teachers and Students: Martin Heidegger Comes to America St. John’s College, Fri, Sep 21, 7:30pm
  • Sundance Film Festival 2018 Short Film Tour – Fri. Sept. 21 – Thurs. Sept. 27 at Jean Cocteau Cinema. Click here for showtimes
  • Santa Fe Rally for Recovery – Down at the spacious performance green, let’s help make Santa Fe a recovery-friendly community with music by DJ Oona, a recovery-themed art show, speakers, healing demonstrations, kid’s activities, free food by Peas ‘n’ Pod Catering, 50+ exhibitors and performances by Wise Fool acrobats and clowns. Railyard Park, Sat, Sep 22 from 12- 4 pm
  • Museum Hill Community Day – Sun, Sep 23 All Day Explore Museum Hill for FREE!
  • Labyrinth Walk – Join the Labyrinth Resource Group for a special labyrinth walk for the autumnal equinox with flute music. Museum of International Folk Art Sun, Sep 23 at 1pm
  • Help restore the historic murals along the river located below the Boys and Girls club on Alto Street. Local resident and artist Carlos Cervantes first painted the murals in 1994 and has been working on the current restoration since 2017. The park is a place of inspiration as well as home to Aztec dancers of Danza Tonantzin de Analco. Louis Montaño Park, Sun, Sep 23 from 12 – 6 pm Bring your favorite paintbrush! Drinks and snacks will be provided. Park near the Boys and Girls Club at 730 Alto St.
  • Full Moon Water Wheel Ceremony – Pray for moisture, bless the waters and offer up items for blessings and in hopes of heavy rains. Frenchy’s Field, Mon, Sept 24 at 5pm
  • A Salute to Whistleblowers – Nuclear Watch New Mexico hosts a fundraiser with Valerie Plame and Los Alamos whistleblowers Chuck Montano and Jim Doyle for an evening exploring brave acts that made a difference. Center for Contemporary Arts
    $25 suggested donation, Tues., Sep 25 at 7pm
  • Register Now for Paul Selig’s Beyond the Known: A Channeled Weekend Workshop in Santa Fe Sat, Oct 13th: 10 am – 4 pm thru Sun, Oct 14th: 10 am – 4 pm, Inn and Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail – click here for more info
  • Here From Hollywood for One Night OnlyCock Tales: Shame on Me! Ticket includes Dinner & One Woman Show with Actress/Playwright, Debra Ehrhardt Thurs. Oct. 11. Click here for tickets. Seating Limited

Cool View

Santa Fe Aspen Vista
The Aspens are starting to turn! – Head up to the Santa Fe Ski Basin this weekend for chairlift rides, disc golf, bocce ball, live music, a beer garden and a sports shop sale. Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies play some live rock ‘n’ roll, and the chair lift is $12-$16, Sun, Sep 23 from 10am – 3pm


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Glorious Last Days of Summer

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Cool Art

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Handwriting Lives! During the golden age of penmanship (1860-1930), before the typewriter, becoming a master penman was the path to a successful career and high regard of friends and colleagues. Today there are only 11 individuals who bear the title of master penman, and one of them is Bill Kemp of Albuquerque. New Mexico History Museum, Fri, Sep 14 at 6pm
  • Santa Fe Watershed Association presents a Talk and Tour: Common Problems, Commons Solutions: Archaeological Insights into Sustainably Managing Water for the Long-Term by award-winning anthropological archaeologist Dr. Michael Aiuvalasit. The talk will be held this Fri., Sept. 14th at the Women’s Club in Santa Fe, and the tour will take place the next day on Sat., Sept. 15th.  Click here for prices and info.
  • New Mexico Railroad History Celebration – Family weekend event in the Railyard Sept. 15-16. Click here for details. Train Film Fest includes:  3:10 to Yuma and the original Murder on the Orient Express at Violet Crown Cinema, $9 – $12, Sat/Sun, Sep 15/16 at 2 & 6pm. Railroad Art, Photography, and Model Railroad Exhibition from September 8-30.
  • Santa Fe Renaissance Faire – Sat/Sun Sept 15 & 16 at El Rancho de las Golondrinas – a community event whose proceeds help fund the educational programs of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences. 10am – 5 pm. Travel back in time. Ride in a Spanish Galleon. Learn about Renaissance arts and sciences. Shrink in size as you enter the Fairy Village and pet a unicorn. Enjoy performances and music, food, and arts and crafts.
  • Poet Lauren Camp: Reads Turquoise Door – Camp’s fourth collection of poetry is written as a series of conversations with Mabel Dodge Luhan, the artist, feminist, and utopian visionary of early 20th-century Taos. op.cit Books in DeVargas, Sun, Sept 16 at 2pm
  • Full Moon Water Wheel Ceremony – Pray for moisture, bless the waters and offer up items for blessings and in hopes of heavy rains. Frenchy’s Field, Mon, Sept 24 at 5pm
  • Here From Hollywood for One Night OnlyCock Tales: Shame on Me! Ticket includes Dinner & One Woman Show with Actress/Playwright, Debra Ehrhardt Thurs. Oct. 11. Click here for tickets. Seating Limited



Cool Recipe

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Cheesy Skillet Cornbread – Yum! Recipe here



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Feeling like Fall

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • RSVP for SF Women to Women Luncheon Wed. Sept. 12 with guest speaker Kelly Wendorf, EQUUS talking about Horse Wisdom – 5 Million Years of Feminine Leadership for Today’s World. Noon at Cowgirl. $25 cash or check at the door. Don’t forget to RSVP today!
  • Speaking Into Presence invites you to experiment and experience speaking out in a new way. Where do you need to speak more effectively with confidence, claim your voice and be heard? Offered by Beata Lewis (BridgingLives.com), Executive Coach with a specialization as a certified Master Somatic Coach. Date: Monday, 9/17. Time: 5:15-7:30pm. Location: Santa Fe (address provided upon enrollment). Space Limited to 8 Participants. Price: $47. Speaking Into Presence – http://www. bridginglives.com/ SpeakingIntoPresence.html
  • Drive Electric Week Celebration – Test drive EV cars and motorcycles, learn about how cost-effective the technology is, talk with current EV owners and enter for giveaway prizes. Learn what “driving green” is about – Sat. Sept. 8 from 10am – 3pm Santa Fe Place Mall 4250 Cerrillos Road
  • Wassa Wassa African Dance & Drum 5th annual festival: learn to dance, drum and sing with renowned artists from Guinea, Mali, Congo, Zimbabwe and the US. Public performance Sat. Sept 8 at 8pm Railyard Performance Center. More info here
  • B52s Benefit Concert at the Santa Fe Opera on Mon., Sept 10 – A limited number of VIP seats are available thru Kitchen Angeles. VIP tickets include: preferred parking, orchestra seating, and a catered reception before the event. Contact Tony at 505.471.7780 X 205 to purchase VIP tickets.

     

  • Volunteers needed for STEM Santa Fe’s Expanding your Horizonsconference on Saturday October 13, 2018 at Santa Fe Community College. We are expecting 200 girls, in 5th-8th grade, from Santa Fe and Northern NM schools to participate. For more details and to sign up click here or contact: Volunteer@stemsantafe.org if you have any questions. They also need donations of swag for the conference bags and/or inkind donations of STEM kits as door prizes. Any number of swag items is accepted. Contact: Lina.Germann@stemsantafe.org

Cool Happening

Desfile de Los Ninos, Pet Parade

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Santa Fe Plaza
Sat., Sept. 8
Parade Starts at 9:00 a.m.


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