Month: March 2019

Daylight Saving Time Begins

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • A Day of Action Against Domestic Violence – Please join in on a video/phone conference on Fri, Mar 8 from 2 – 3 PM. Be part of a nationwide network to increase social awareness of the number of deaths from intimate partner violence
    Together we can make a change. Please RSVP to Day of Action March 8th Phone Call.

  • Warrior Women Torso Project: Reading, Conversation and Book Signing – Through a 31-piece installation wherein she explores what it means to embody a warrior. Bartel Clements has embarked on a courageous path. Every torso she created has a story—testaments to the courage and strength of each woman. Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Fri, Mar 8 from 6-8pm
  • Climate Change & Water Resources in New Mexico & the Greater Southwest –  Learn about recent climate research from Luke Parsons, an award-winning climate communications expert, as he explains how the region is already changing and may continue to change in the coming decades. Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sat, Mar 9 from 4 – 5pm Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo
  • Two Settlements with a River Between – In a lecture subtitled “Interactions between El Barrio de Analco and Santa Fe Across the Centuries,” historian Hilario Romero kicks off a five-week series of dialogues about the neighborhood. In the series, which runs weekly through the first week of April, speakers explore lesser-known facets of El Barrio de Analco National Historic District and its centerpiece, San Miguel Chapel—the oldest church in New Mexico still on its original site, which in the early 1300s was the location of an Ancestral Puebloan dwelling. San Miguel Chapel, 401 Old Santa Fe Trail,$10, Sat, Mar 9 at 4pm
  • Spring Forward: Daylight Saving Begins – Move your clocks ahead 1 hour on Sat. Mar 9
  • New Mexico Rain: The Story of Bill and Bonnie Hearne – Local musicians Bill and the late Bonnie Hearne, both challenged by blindness, carved out a special place in music for themselves. The film relives some of their early days playing and influencing music. Violet Crown Cinema, 1606 Alcaldesa St. $10, Sun, Mar 10 at 11am
  • Honoring Dr. Annie Dodge Wauneka – Women’s History Month calls for a celebration of Wauneka, the tribal leader of the Navajo Nation and public health activist who worked tirelessly to improve the health and welfare of the Navajo People, as well as reduce tuberculosis nationwide. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963, as well as the Indian Council Fire Achievement Award and the Navajo Medal of Honor. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, 710 Camino Lejo, Sun, Mar 10 at 1pm

Cool Art


The Vista Grande Public Library (VGPL) will host Santa Fe artist, Roberta Parry, March 2- 30 in the library gallery. “Of Rocks and Trees” features transparent watercolors and some gouache.

The exhibit includes intimate watercolor ‘portraits’ of rocks and trees as they grace and inform our landscape. Parry’s strong yet lyrical paintings reflect her affinity for watercolor and the impact of light and color on her work. She explains, “Color and light are the elements that most strike my sensuous core, and transparent watercolors best capture the vibrancy and translucence of sky, earth, water and all that grows and travel therein.”

The public is invited to meet the artist March 8 from 4 – 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

The VGPL exhibition series is for the enjoyment of patrons when visiting the library located south of the El Dorado Community School, on 14 Avenida Torreon. Exhibition art will be on sale by the artist and available to the purchaser after the close of the show. The library will receive a sales commission benefiting operations and library programming.

Youth “Die In”


(T-shirts with the names of all children shot and killed in school shootings will be handed out before the DIE IN.)
The Governor and students will then speak about the importance of passing gun violence prevention legislation in New Mexico.


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PrintWelcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe. Please forward it to a friend if you like it.

We’ve been a little under the weather this week

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • March is Women’s History Month. As Gerda Lerner said, the premier and essentially founding women’s historian said, “Women’s History is the first step to Women’s Emancipation.”

  • Public Forum for College President Candidates: Over five days meet the five candidates for president of the college.
    Raúl Rodríguez, PhD at 2pm Fri. Mar. 1
    Kim E Armstrong, PhD at 2 pm Mon. Mar. 4
    Kimberlee S Messina, PhD at 2 pm Thurs. Mar. 7
    Rebecca K (Becky) Rowley, PhD at 2 pm Mon. Mar 11
    Rey Rivera, PhD at 2 pm Tues. Mar. 12
    Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave.

  • Santa Fe Restaurant Week continues – 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. Now thru Mar. 3 at various locations. Click here for details.
  • Inspired by the Ancients – Donna Sherry Boggins presents historical interpretations of gourd vessels created for use by medicine men and holy men and women. Fri, Mar 1 from 4 –  6pm Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, Eldorado
  • Spring into Motion, an evening of dance performed by NDI New Mexico’s most advanced dancers, “Spring Into Motion!” Fri. & Sat., Mar. 1-2 at 7 pm, & Sun., Mar. 3 at 2 pm, at The Dance Barns, 1140 Alto St. Click here for tickets $10/$15.
  • Greater Eldorado Garden Fair – Learn from gardening experts and organizations how to master this environment and maximize its beauty.  Sat, Mar 2 from 10am – 2pm Eldorado Community Center, 1 Hacienda Loop, Eldorado
  • Free First Sunday at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian  – Get free admission all day—the perfect opportunity to check out Old Man Looking Backward by Bob Haozous (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache). The artist is best known for monumental sculpture, but he works in other media as well. Sun, Mar 3
    10am – 5pm Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian 704 Camino Lejo
  • Making History: Windmills – Learn more about wind power in New Mexico with scientist Rich Strittmatter & master the basic technology of windmills. Make your own model to take home. Sun, Mar 3 from 1:30 – 3:30pm Free with museum admission & New Mexicans are free the first Sunday of every month. New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave.
  • Culture Day at the Roundhouse -A collection of New Mexico’s cultural organizations and museums exhibit aspects of the state’s diverse landscape such as carding, spinning & weaving wool, while the New Mexico Arts staff provides books, CDs & posters from its traditional folk arts & poetry programs. Mon, Mar 4
    8am – 2:30pm New Mexico State Capitol Roundhouse
    490 Old Santa Fe Trail.
  • The search for Ms Senior New Mexico 2019 is on. Is there a crown in your future? Become a contestant! Requirements:  60 years + Talent and Inner Beauty!! Make a difference in the lives of others by shining brightly and following your dreams proving that age is just a number. Deadline to enter is May 1st with Pageant to be held in August. Winner earns the right to represent New Mexico in The Ms Senior America Pageant in the fall of 2019, Atlantic City NJ. If you are interested or know someone who is please contact Julie Salomon 469-816-6839 or 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. 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:

Cool Creative Workshops, Classes & Coaching

  • 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. It launches March 13 and there are just a few spots left!
  • Using Encaustic Wax With Photographs – NEW Workshops with Angel Wynn
    Create beautiful art work using encaustic paints & photographs. Instructor, Angel Wynn, is a long time photographer & encaustic artist who shares a variety of techniques. Classes are designed for all levels. Bring your own photographs or choose from a stack available during workshop. Classes are held at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave. Workshop Dates:
    Mar. 4, Half Day 10am-1pm OR Full Day, 10am-4pm: 1 spot left
    Mar. 5, Full Day, 10am-4pm: 2 spots left
    Mar. 18, Half Day, 2-5pm: 1 spot left
    Mar. 25, Half Day, 12-3pm: 2 spots left
    Apr. 13, Half Day, 1-4pm: 2 spots left
    Contact Angel Wynn 505-819-1103 or email for more info.


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