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Happy New Year!
Cool Picks for the Week
- Journeysantafe: Paul Gibson of Retake Our Democracy, takes a look at the upcoming legislative session. Retake Our Democracy is a volunteer-based organization committed to making personal and collective activism easier. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St. Sun, Dec 30 at 11am
- Kwanzaa Family Gathering – Celebrate the week-long Afro-centric celebration. Each day honors one of seven principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Join the community for food, music, drumming, dancing and stories, plus activities for children and and a candle-lighting ceremony. Sponsored by the Santa Fe NAACP.
Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 W Rodeo Road, Sun, Dec 30 time 2- 4pm
- GLOW: Cosmic Nights – Light up your holiday season with thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large-scale light installations all aglow throughout the garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa. Opens at 5 pm last entry 7:30 pm. Kids 12 and under get in free! Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, 4 thru 31st.
- Public Swearing In of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Lt. Governor Howie Morales – The doors open at 9 am, followed by a meet-and-greet until 2 p. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Tue, Jan 1, 2019 at noon, 201 W Marcy St.
- Career Talks for Teens – Monthly gatherings bring in professionals to share about their careers to expose high school students to interesting, in-demand careers and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. The professionals give a brief talk about what they do and how they got started, then allow time for questions, discussion, and/or a hands-on demonstration of their work. Santa Fe Public Library LaFarge Branch, 1730 Llano St. Wed, Jan 2, time 4:30 – 5:30pm
- From the Santa Fe Animal Shelter – If you have lost your pet, please do this immediately:
- File a lost report with the Shelter. You may do this by calling 505.983.4309 x1606 or visiting the Shelter in person.
- Post a photo and description of your pet on the Santa Fe Lost Pet website or on their Facebook page.
- Canvas your neighborhood. Visit your neighbors and put up posters. Use this link to create a poster.
- Put a “Lost Pet” ad in the Santa Fe Scoop, Craigslist, and the Reporter. (Online sites are usually free.)
- Call the Shelter often to see if your animal is there. Realize, though, that we make no guarantee that we can identify your pet from the description given. It is best to visit in person.
- View lost/found pets on our website by following these links. The website is updated several times each day. Again, do not rely on these postings alone. Please continue to call and visit the shelter regularly.
New Year’s Eve on the Plaza – Hot chocolate and biscochitos, piñon bonfires, fireworks and favorite musical groups on the bandstand make for a festive end to 2018. Al Hurricane, Jr. headlines with his classic New Mexico sound. Mayor Alan Webber and other city officials welcome in the new year, and a Zia symbol goes up the flagpole at midnight. Dress the kids warmly and bring the whole family downtown. Mon, Dec 31
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