Month: February 2019

How to Hygge

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Santa Fe Restaurant Week – Featuring three-course meals at a fraction of the cost. Restaurants will be offering prix-fixe dinners for $15, $25, $35, or $45 per person, depending upon the restaurant. Many will offer value-priced lunches as well. Feb. 22 – March 3 at various locations. Click here for details.

  • Deep Creek: A reading by Pam Houston – Deep Creek tells the remarkable story of “that girl who dared herself to buy a ranch, dared herself to dig in and care for it, to work hard enough to pay for it, to figure out what other people mean when they use the word “home”. Sat. Feb 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30pm Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St. Limited space – register here.

  • Brandi’s 11th Annual Oscars Benefit for Santa Fe Animal Shelter Sun. Feb. 24 • 5 – 10:30 pm Watch the Oscars! Red Carpet / Dinner / Auction and Raffle at the Eldorado Hotel. Tickets $150 or $250 for couples. Click here for more info.

  • Feb. Networking Party presented by The Transition Network. Mon. Feb. 25 5:45-7:30 pm at Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, women 50 and forward welcome.  Refreshments served.  For more information email santafechapter@thetransitionnetwork.com.  $5.00 suggested donation.
  • The Coded Language of Color: An Esoteric Journey – An introductory talk and fun, practical demonstrations of the electromagnetic basis of color and its profound effect on human life, fauna, flora and planetary energies. Presented by The Living Theatre. Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave. Mon. Feb. 25
    at 6:30pm.
  • Women to Women Luncheon with guest speaker Abby Bordner, a speaker and consultant regarding the brain science of early childhood talking about Why Early Childhood Education Matters to Everyone. Wed, Feb 27 at noon at Cowgirl RSVP $25 at the door.
  • Lannan Foundation presents Richard Powers, author of 12 novels.  His most recent novel, The Overstory, is a tale of activism and resistance about the secret language of trees and the people they bring together to save them. Tayari Jones’s novels include Leaving Atlanta, Silver Sparrow, and the recent An American Marriage, a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club selection. She is a professor of creative writing at Emory University. Wed. Feb. 27 at 7pm Tickets: $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Student. Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St. click here for tickets.
  • 100 Women Who Care Members: Please make your checks payable to PARTNERS IN EDUCATION & mail it to Katie Rountree. If you need her mailing address email her here.
  • Community Palliative Care of Northern New Mexico is offering a weekend of free training for volunteers Fri. Mar. 1 – Sun. Mar. 3. Learn how to provide practical & emotional in-home support to someone who is coping with a life-limiting illness. www.cpcnnm.org Call Deb at 505-438-0895 or Treva 505-629-5743.
  • Volunteers needed for 2019 STEM Santa Fe Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival
    Fri. Mar. 15 at Santa Fe Community College. No previous math major needed. Just a love for learning, mentoring and math. To sign up: https://tinyurl.com/2019JRMF-Santa-Fe-Volunteers

Other Cool Stuff
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  • Combining Traditional Printmaking & Digital Transfers with Janet O’Neal
    This 2-day mixed media printmaking workshop will explore the process of combining digital inkjet transfers and traditional printmaking techniques. Bring collage materials, drawing materials and photographic digital images on a thumb drive and any printmaking plates you would like to use. There will be monotype plates available. Sat. & Sun. Feb. 23 & 24, 10am – 5pm in Albuquerque $280 Click here to register.

  • Santa Fe Salt Cave offers halotherapy, an alternative health treatment that utilizes salt for its healing properties. Salt by nature is antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Great for respiratory heath (sinuses, allergies, asthma), emotional support (stress reduction, insomnia, relaxation), skin issues (eczema, psoriasis, acne) and overall general wellness (detoxify toxins, boost immune system). Stop by for a 45 minute session & MENTION THE COOL LIST & SAVE $10 ON YOUR NEXT VISIT – Offer good thru the end of Feb.  $35 + tax for one halotheraphy session. Each session starts promptly on the hour. Call 505-365-2875 or book on their website www.santafesaltcave.com. Located at 1424 Second St. Open weekdays 10am – 7pm (except Tues) & Sat. & Sun. 10am – 4pm. (P.S. I went to the Salt Cave last week for the first time and couldn’t believe how much better I felt in just 45 min! I highly recommend going – Jody)

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Great Backyard Bird Count – Spend a morning in the unique wetland habitat and learn about the diversity of birds from volunteer bird guide Rocky Tucker. The pond at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve attracts a wide variety of water birds, including grebes, ducks, herons and egrets, coots and rails, shorebirds, the belted kingfisher and an occasional gull. Songbirds, such as red-winged blackbirds and marsh wrens, nest in the cattail marsh bordering the pond. Others, like black phoebes and violet-green swallows, nest in trees along the banks of the pond. Large cottonwoods and other trees along the Cienega valley provide nest sites for red-tailed hawks, kestrels and herons. The riparian woodlands and the juniper savannas on drier upland slopes provide additional contrasting bird habitats. Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, 27283 W Frontage Road, La Cienega, Sat, Feb 16, 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Mujeres Olividadas Fronterizas: Forgotten Women Entrepreneurs in Mexican Border Towns – During the early- to mid-20 century, several were instrumental in shaping business on the US-Mexico border. In communities such as Agua Prieta and Nogales, Sonora and Paloma, women were pioneering entrepreneurs at a time when few businesswomen could be found anywhere, much less in the borderlands.  In this presentation, Placitas resident Daniel Arreola recounts the contributions of these forgotten border women and the historical geography of the towns they promoted. Placitas Community Library, 453 Hwy. 165, Sat, Feb 16 at 2pm
  • Santa Fe Film Festival – The annual fest, now in its 20th year, brings together distinguished industry specialists and movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties. Check santafefilmfestival.com for all events, ticket info and more. Individual screenings start at $10 apiece, and head to the website for options on all-access passes.  Various locations now thru Feb 17
  • Santa Fe Poetry Trails Open Mic – The local poetry society presents guest host, Steven Lopez, public school teacher and poet. His short reading is followed by  an open mic; sign up at the start of the evening. For more info, contact Debbi Brody at 603-5930. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St., Mon, Feb 18 at 5pm
  • The Manhattan Project in Fiction – The executive director of the Los Alamos Historical Society presents an exhibition presentation on how historic events have been featured in literature, in conjunction with the Atomic, Histories exhibit. New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.,  Wed, Feb 20 at 1pm
  • Mark Your Calendars for our Next Women to Women Luncheon, Wed, Feb 27 at noon at Cowgirl with guest speaker Abby Bordner, a speaker and consultant regarding the brain science of early childhood talking about Why Early Childhood Education Matters to Everyone. RSVP early! $25 at the door.
  • 100 Women Who Care Members: Please make your checks payable to PARTNERS IN EDUCATION & mail it to Katie Rountree. If you need her mailing address email her here.
  • Sad to hear that the Santa Fe Prom Closet is closing after a decade of helping teens statewide. Here’s a link to read more. The Prom Closet’s inventory sale is scheduled for April 5 from 6 – 9pm April 6 from 9 – 5 pm at the Santa Fe Prep Gym. Along with the thousands of dresses, they also have tuxedos, shoes and accessories. Prices will start at $10.

Other Cool Stuff

  • Women in Transition – A Workshop for women 50+ exploring what’s next. 

    The Transition Network is a community of women 50 and forward whose changing life situations lead them to seek opportunities for new connections, resources and support. If you’re exploring new possibilities, rethinking your life or work, this Women in Transition workshop provides a guiding framework for the transition process. Register online by Feb. 22  www.thetransitionnetwork.org/events/3377/sfnm/   The Transition Network members, $25, non-members $35. 
    Learn about the national organization, www.thetransitionnetwork.org. Questions?  Contact jean@jeanpalmer.com. Sat, Feb. 2312:30 – 5pm at the Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta

  • Santa Fe Salt Cave offers halotherapy, an alternative health treatment that utilizes salt for its healing properties. Salt by nature is antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory. Great for respiratory heath (sinuses, allergies, asthma), emotional support (stress reduction, insomnia, relaxation), skin issues (eczema, psoriasis, acne) and overall general wellness (detoxify toxins, boost immune system). Stop by for a 45 minute session & MENTION THE COOL LIST & SAVE $10 ON YOUR NEXT VISIT – Offer good thru the end of Feb.  $35 + tax for one halotheraphy session. Each session starts promptly on the hour. Call 505-365-2875 or book on their website www.santafesaltcave.com. Located at 1424 Second St. Open weekdays 10am – 7pm (except Tues) & Sat. & Sun. 10am – 4pm. (P.S. I went to the Salt Cave last week for the first time and couldn’t believe how much better I felt in just 45 min! I highly recommend going – Jody)

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Love is in the Air

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • News from 100 Women Who Care: At our most recent meeting we drew 3 names out of the hat and heard wonderful presentations from:

    And then we voted and Healing Voices-Personal Stories was the 1st place winner! We collected $10,000 for them. For those who could not attend, please send your checks in for the 2nd place winner, PARTNERS IN EDUCATION. Mail it to Katie Rountree. If you need her mailing address email her here.

  • Nordic Voices – A six-voice a cappella group, making waves not only in Scandinavia, but in places as far afield as South Africa, Taiwan & Bolivia are here in Santa Fe. St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, $20, Fri, Feb 8 at 7:30pm
  • Love Your River Day – Join the Santa Fe Watershed Association‘s River Stewards to pick up litter from the river and arroyos. Meet at the barn. Bring some work gloves—everything else is provided. Each participant will be entered into a drawing with the possibility of winning a great prize donated by Outside Magazine, Watershed Association and other local businesses. Meet at Frenchy’s Field, Osage Avenue and Agua Frí­a Streets, Sat, Feb 9 from 10am – 12pm
  • Yoga-Pilates-Relaxation Fundraiser – Stretch and work your muscles, and benefit a great organization at the same time. All proceeds will be donated to the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. Bring your yoga mat and a water bottle. Class size is limited to 50, so get your tickets now. Española Fitness Center, 326A South Paseo de Oñate, Espanola, $15, Sun, Feb 10 from 5 – 6pm
  • Santa Fe Film Festival – The annual fest, now in its 20th year, brings together distinguished industry specialists and movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties. Check santafefilmfestival.com for all events, ticket info and more. Individual screenings start at $10 apiece, and head to the website for options on all-access passes.  Various locations Feb 13 – 17, $10 – $200
  • Community Day at the Garden – Get free admission to the garden for New Mexico residents and students. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Thu, Feb 14

  • Mark Your Calendars for our Next Women to Women Luncheon, Wed, Feb 27 at noon at Cowgirl with guest speaker Abby Bordner, a speaker and consultant regarding the brain science of early childhood talking about Why Early Childhood Education Matters to Everyone. RSVP early! $25 at the door.

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Other Cool Stuff

  • Soul Craft – An Online Writing Workshop for Life, Business & Inspiration
    If you want a more engaged life, a more successful business, or to become a more inspired (and inspiring) version of yourself…WRITE! Award-winning author and writing coach Kelly Madrone is offering a new online group designed to hone your writing skills and connect you with your undiscovered passion. www.kellymadrone.com/write-now. Marketing can annoy the heck out of people, but it doesn’t have to! Grow your business with soul. Learn how to use blogs, newsletters, articles, and other creative content to cultivate not just customers or clients, but community.  www.kellymadrone.com/blogging-for-business

  • Tapping for Love! Please join Andi Sutherland and friends for an evening of EFT Tapping for Love, this coming Wed, Feb 13th, in the Canyon Room at the Hotel Santa Fe from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  If you yearn for more love in your life, whether it’s love of another, self-love, or even the experience of Divine Love, please join us as we tap away your obstacles to knowing and having that love.  Group tapping is powerful and fun, and no prior experience is necessary.  The cost is $15.  Please RSVP to 505.310.1465 or andi@andisutherland.com, if possible.  www.andisutherland.com

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Happy Febrrrrruary!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Fixit Clinic – Bring your broken electronics, appliances, toys and so on for assessment, disassembly and possible repair. Santa Fe County and Make Santa Fe provide workspace, tools, and guidance by specialists. Whether you fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked, ready to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large. MAKE Santa Fe, 2879 All Trades Road, Sat, Feb 2 from 1 – 4pm

  • Um… It’s an Art Show! Drop-In Art Workshop – View the exhibition and work with Unlocked Minds, Inc.’s lead teaching artists on a variety of kid-friendly projects. You can leave your creation behind to be exhibited or take it home for your very own. Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St.  Sat, Feb 2 from 12 – 4pm. Free.
  • Journeysantafe: Paul Gibson, of Retake Our Democracy, takes a look at the most important bills in the current 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, Feb 3 at 11am

  • Family Mornings at Folk Art – Storytime Sun, Feb 3 from 11am – 12pm. After storytime, younger children can make their own beaded necklace, and older children make Huichol-inspired beaded bowls. Then do a family treasure hunt to find horses, or explore the last day of the Beadwork Adorns the World exhibit. Free with museum admission, and New Mexico residents get in for free Sun. Feb. 3. Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo,
  • Tax-Aide Santa Fe – SFCC and the AARP have teamed up to offer free (!) help taking care of your taxes. NOTE: This year, you must make an appointment. Call 505-946-3615 or visit sfcc.edu/taxaide to reserve a time. There are some qualifications, and a list of everything you need; get more info when you sign up for a slot. SFCC accounting students who were trained specifically for the service will be among the volunteers available. Higher Education Building, 1950 Siringo Road, Mon., Feb. 4
    8am – 4pm

  • Next Meeting for 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe is Wed. Feb. 6th at Scottish Rite Temple from 6 – 7 pm. The organizers put the names of local nonprofits in a hat and draw out three then hears a short presentation from each, and then votes; to whichever receives the most votes, every attendee writes a check and raises over $10,000 in one hour. Sounds insane and actually works! Join as an individual for $100 each time, or as a group ($50 for a two-team or $25 for a four-team). But wait, it doesn’t end there: The second-place winner receives money from the members not in attendance (approximately $8,000), and the third-place winner receives money from business sponsors ($1,500). In total, over $20,000 is raised at each meeting. You can come as a guest or members, you can bring a guest. For more info click here. If you’d like a tour of the Scottish Rite Temple, come at 5pm.
  • Mark Your Calendars for our Next Women to Women Luncheon, Wed. Feb. 27 at noon at Cowgirl with guest speaker Abby Bordner, a speaker and consultant regarding the brain science of early childhood talking about Why Early Childhood Education Matters to Everyone. RSVP early! $25 at the door.
  • Ken and Judy (KJ Farms) could use your help! Ken’s doctor presented a grim ultimatum: stop farming and vending at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market or risk very serious health problems, such as being restricted to a wheelchair. For the last 15 years, Ken and Judy have been selling eggs at the Farmers’ Market. Their last market was on January 26. While bills are piling up and every-day needs are harder to meet, their sudden loss of income makes things insurmountably difficult. The Market community is really strong and we can help! Please lend a hand if you can and give a donation. If everyone pitches in even just a little, we can immeasurably make a very hard time a little easier. Click here to donate.

Cool Art

nature confronts modernity, oil on canvas 12x16 inches

7Arts Gallery will host “Artwork Within”, a solo show for local fine art painter Mary Jo Hatch with an opening reception Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 from 5-7pm. “Artwork Within” will feature works in oil whose main subject matter is houseplants painted in both intimate interiors and garden settings. 125 Lincoln Ave. Show runs thru Feb. 28


Cool Writing Workshops

  • Soul Craft – An Online Writing Workshop for Life, Business & Inspiration
    If you want a more engaged life, a more successful business, or to become a more inspired (and inspiring) version of yourself…WRITE! Award-winning author and writing coach Kelly Madrone is offering a new online group designed to hone your writing skills and connect you with your undiscovered passion. www.kellymadrone.com/write-now. Marketing can annoy the heck out of people, but it doesn’t have to! Grow your business with soul. Learn how to use blogs, newsletters, articles, and other creative content to cultivate not just customers or clients, but community.  www.kellymadrone.com/blogging-for-business

  • Write for Your Life! A Winter Writing Workshop for 6 Thursdays in Feb/Mar
    Juice up your creativity and jumpstart your writing in this small-group lively workshop based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method. Together we foster a community of support enabling you to write freely and go deep: writing in response to suggested prompts, building trust in your unique voice, receiving feedback on what’s strong in your first-draft writing. We will also make time for manuscript review with balanced feedback, if requested. All are welcome: beginners, those beginning again, and experienced writers. We meet in a comfortable home near downtown Santa Fe. 6 Thursdays: Feb.21 – Mar. 28, 4 – 6:30 or 7 pm. For more information or to register:  joannebrown.com or contact Joanne Fay Brown 510-381-1205.

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