Month: April 2019

April Showers

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April Showers

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • High School Senior Projects from the NM School for the Arts Class of 2019 – Fri Apr 26 Opening Reception for the Visual Arts Senior Exhibit “Ipseity” 6-8pm at 927 Baca Street. Fri & Sat Apr 26 & 27 the Theater Senior Projects will be on stage beginning at 7pm in the Large Rehearsal Hall. The Dance Department’s Senior Projects will be held on Sun Apr 28 at 6pm in the Large Rehearsal Hall.

     

  • One Year Anniversary Paseo Pottery Bash, donating 100% of proceeds to local non-profits. At Tumbleroot, Fri, Apr 26 from 5-8 pm. All in attendance will get to cast a vote for their favorite local charity. At 7pm the chosen non-profit will be announced and will receive Paseo Pottery’s profits for 2019.
  • Jemez Springs Spring Paintout – For the second year, the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico set up their easels at various locations within a 35-mile radius from the beautiful Village of Jemez Springs to work their magic on canvas. The painters will be at these locations this week: Apr 26: Jemez Historic Site (8:30 am-5 pm) Apr 27: Jemez Pueblo Apr 28: Fenton Lake ($5 entry fee) Apr 29: Perea Nature Trail
    Apr 30: Battleship Rock ($5 per car entry fee) May 1: Spanish Queen Picnic Site.
  • Earth Day Acequia and River Cruise – Community bicycle ride with the Santa Fe Conservation Trust visiting trails, parks and quiet streets down the Acequia Madre and up the Santa Fe River. The ride begins and ends at the Railyard Park, with a half-way break at Meow Wolf. Arrive back at the Railyard just in time for the kick-off of Earth Day events. Sat, Apr 27 at 10am at 701 Callejon St.
  • The Santa Fe Watershed Association and the City of Santa Fe are pleased to announce the completion of Five Rain Gardens at General Franklin E. Miles Park.
    You are cordially invited to attend the Mayor’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sat, Apr 27 at 10 am
  • Railyard Park Earth Day Celebration – Celebrate the Earth and local biodiversity in honor of 2019’s national Earth Day theme: “Protect our Species!” Enjoy games, interactive activities for kids, live music, parades and animal ambassadors.  Railyard Park Sat, Apr 27 from 12-4pm Cerrillos Rd and Guadalupe St
  • Public Forum on Immigration – The League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County sponsors, and panelists include Marcela Diaz of Somos Un Pueblo Unido; Allegra Love of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project; Rebekah Wolf of the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center; and Mayor Alan Webber. Unitarian Universalist Congregation Sat, Apr 27 from 2- 4pm 107 W Barcelona Rd
  • Volunteers NeededHealing Voices/Personal Stories, a local non-profit working to raise public awareness of women striving to overcome abuse through the creation and distribution of film and video, needs volunteers for video demonstration “die in” as a part of National Day of Action Against Domestic Violence. Volunteers needed on Sat. May 4 from 11am – 3pm. Contact:  hv.psorg@gmail.com
  • Mark Your Calendars for 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe Meeting Wed. May 1 at 6pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. Come at 5pm if you’d like a tour of the building. Bring a friend…bring two!

    Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • FENG SHUI FOR FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE
    How are you doing with your 2019 Goals?
    Have you made a Vision Board for 2019?
    Would you love to create a better energy flow in your home or office?
    Would you love to attract your financial goals & dreams more quickly and easily?
    Diamond Feng Shui can help you do just that!
    Instructor, Connie Knudson, Feng Shui consultant, author and coach, will show you how to align your environment with your goals and dreams. Connie was trained by world-renowned Marie Diamond, who was one of the key stars featured in the hit movie “The Secret.” Connie’s website is: www.connieknudson.com. Register Early! This will fill up soon! Sat, June 29 from 1-4 pm, $128 REGISTER HERE or Email Connie Knudson at  cgk999@gmail.com
  • Have You Got a Book In You?
    If you’re thinking about writing a non-fiction book, but aren’t sure where to begin or what the process looks like, Book Lab is for you. It’s a short, affordable, online course designed to help you determine whether your idea is a book and if so, how to get started. Starts May 19. www.kellymadrone.com/book-lab.
  • Soul Craft – An Online Writers’ Group 
    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 a richer life. It launches June 9 with an earlybird discount for the first three to sign up! www.kellymadrone.com/every-other-sunday
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From the Road

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Cool Mural in Nashville
(I’m on vacation this week)

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An abandoned concrete silo looms over a neighborhood in Nashville, which was nearly torn down. Instead, it’s become the centerpiece of the community’s redevelopment.  A 15-story commemorative painting of an elderly man who lived nearly all his life within sight of the silo, was created.


Cool Picks for the Week

  • Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Earth Day Celebration -Arnold Herrera (Cochiti) presents a traditional blessing at 10 am, followed by Southwest Native American gardening and planting techniques. At 2 pm, head to the indoor auditorium for a discussion on how expansion and illegal waste dumping disproportionately affect communities of color and Indigenous populations. The stories illustrate the fight for environmental justice as communities protect New Mexico’s land and the people impacted by US and corporate-sanctioned actions. Family activities free; lecture free with museum admission, which is $6-$12. Museum Hill  Sat, Apr 20 from 10am – 3pm, 710 Camino Lejo
  • Crystal Ball Celebration – Celebrate Resolve (formerly Impact Personal Safety) and how it’s provided 19 years of violence prevention and community safety classes and workshops to all communities in Santa Fe. Dinner, music, dancing and silent auction. Eldorado Hotel and Spa $85, Sat, Apr 20 at 6pm, 309 W San Francisco St.
  • Easter Sunrise Service at Jemez Historic Site  The historic site hosts an all-faiths sunrise service with the Jemez Valley Baptist Church, the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, the Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. After the service, take in the picturesque ruins and scenic vistas and enjoy a sense of place. Jemez Historic Site Sun, Apr 21 at 7am 18160 Hwy. 4, Jemez Springs
  • The Transition Network Celebrates 7th Anniversary at Monthly Program – Join TTN Mon, Apr 22, members and guests alike, in celebrating TTN’s 7th anniversary. There’ll be cake, music, singing, and great company! From 5:45-7:30 p.m. at Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, women 50 and forward welcome. For more information e-mail santafechapter@thetransitionnetwork.com. $5.00 suggested donation.
  • RSVP for Women to Women Luncheon –  Guest Speaker Deborah Boldt, Executive Director of Reel Fathers. Her talk: Identity In Ink — Bringing Father and Family into the Classroom REEL FATHERS at Capital High Wed. Apr 24 at noon at Cowgirl $25 at the door. Space limited.
  • Mark Your Calendars for 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe Meeting Wed. May 1 at 6pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. Come at 5pm if you’d like a tour of the building. Bring a friend…bring two!
  • FENG SHUI FOR FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE
    How are you doing with your 2019 Goals?
    Have you made a Vision Board for 2019?
    Would you love to create a better energy flow in your home or office?
    Would you love to attract your financial goals & dreams more quickly and easily?
    Diamond Feng Shui can help you do just that!
    Instructor, Connie Knudson, Feng Shui consultant, author and coach, will show you how to align your environment with your goals and dreams. Connie was trained by world-renowned Marie Diamond, who was one of the key stars featured in the hit movie “The Secret.” Connie’s website is: www.connieknudson.com. Register Early! This will fill up soon! Sat, June 29 from 1-4 pm, $128 REGISTER HERE or Email Connie Knudson at  cgk999@gmail.com

More Coolness: Ethyl the Blue Whale in Santa Fe

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Meow Wolf is partnering with Santa Fe Community College to bring giant Blue Whale, Ethyl aboard. It’s part of a community-wide call to action to spend one day without using plastic. The art collective and school said they hope Ethyl’s dramatic size and sustainable message will have a lasting public impact. You can see Ethyl next Monday at SFCC’s track field.


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Getting Ready for Easter

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Cool! Natural Easter Egg Dyes!!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Pet Memorial for Our Community – Please join in honoring beloved pets who have touched our lives throughout the years. We will celebrate with readings, music, stories, tears, and laughter. For more information contact Kasia McRoberts, mourningcompanions@gmail.com or 505-316-4283. Sat. Apr. 13 at 11 am Rivera’s Kiva of Light, 417 Rodeo Rd.
  • Pints for Parkinson’s at all three locations of Second Street Brewery will donate 15% of Saturday’s proceeds to Pints for Parkinson’s New Mexico. This is a Team Fox event to benefit The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, wherein 100 percent of the proceeds goes directly to research projects. For more info, p4pnm.org. Sat, Apr 13 from 11am – 11pm
  • Preparing Habitats for Santa Fe Bluebirds – Would you like to create a habitat for the beautiful bluebirds that make their homes in Santa Fe? In this class, make nesting boxes with a unique Santa Fe style. Then take a short walk to view ideal placement locations that will ensure nest box occupation.  Santa Fe Botanical Garden $50 – $55 Sat, Apr 13 from 1- 4pm 715 Camino Lejo
  • Connecting History and Health Presented by the Baca Family Historical Project, explore New Mexico history back to the Pueblo Revolt and beyond—and learn more about the CCM1 gene mutation (which can cause cavernous angioma) and whether you may be affected. If you can, bring your family tree; a genealogist can tell you if you are at risk, and there will be testing available. Get more info at bacafamily.org. Santa Fe Woman’s Club 1616 Old Pecos Trail Sun, Apr 14
    10:30am – 4pm
  • Journeysantafe: Andy Otto, the executive director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association offers a talk titled “What is a Watershed and Why Do We Care?” Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse 202 Galisteo St Sun, Apr 14 at 11am
  • Spring Book Sale – Buy some books to benefit the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. Rarer books in the Southwest Room, and it’s $10 per bag in the Community Room. Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch  Sun, Apr 14 from 1 – 4pm at 145 Washington Ave.
  • One World, Many Cultures! Enjoy entertainment, booths and information sponsored by the President’s Diversity Advisory Council in conjunction with the Student Government Association. Call 428-1686 for more information.
    Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave Tue, Apr 16 from 10am – 2pm
  • Time to buy raffle tickets to benefit United Way of Santa Fe County — specifically their early learning programs, serving over 3,500 children in Santa Fe. 3 for $20. Click here to purchase
  • RSVP for Women to Women Luncheon –  Guest Speaker Deborah Boldt, Executive Director of Reel Fathers. Her talk: Identity In Ink — Bringing Father and Family into the Classroom REEL FATHERS at Capital High Wed. Apr 24 at noon at Cowgirl $25 at the door. Space limited.

A “Carrot Garden” Easter Cake with Orange Frosted Strawberries

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More Coolness

  • ART SPA Workshops
    Expand your life journey with creativity, nutrition and relaxation in one of our unique workshops located in the hills of Santa Fe, NM. Inspire and renew your creative spirit! Join us for quiet but fun, exciting but restful artistic wonderment both through lectures and/or art classes and culinary demonstrations. Take a creative journey while Arizona Chef, Christine Hauber tantalizes your taste buds with healthy and easy food creation.
    May 5: The Buzz about Bees 
    May 18: The Buzz about Bees
    July 10-12: Painted Paper. The Interaction of Texture, Color and Feeling
    July 25-26: Inspired Enameling
    July 30-August 1: Sculpting the Animal
    September 4-6: Creating Image Transfers in Artful Compositions
    September 28: The Buzz about Bees
    October 3-4:  Knitting with Color

 

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Come On Springtime!

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Cool Newspaper Pots for Spring Seed Planting

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Seed Planting Schedule for New Mexico


Cool Picks for the Week

  • Hike to the Santa Fe River Canyon – The Santa Fe Botanical Garden hosts a hike into the Santa Fe River Canyon, one of the area’s least-known jewels. The canyon lies just west of La Cienega and features a year-round river due to the many springs in the area. The focus of the trip is the geology of the area and the amazing scenery. The hike crosses the river several times and ends at a beautiful petroglyph plate in the Andesite cliffs. Dress in layers, and bring plenty of water, lunch and sunscreen. Trekking poles and sturdy footwear are strongly recommended. For river crossings, bring footwear appropriate for water to change into. Meet in the parking lot of the La Cienega Community Center, 136 Camino San Jose and proceed the short distance to the trailhead. $5 – $7 Fri, Apr 5 from 10am – 2pm
  • SITE Santa Fe Young Curators: Secrets – This year’s young curators explore secrecy and one’s desire to tell, discover or share unknown information. In their investigation, the students acknowledge that art has an element of secrecy in the way it is open for interpretation; art can be an expression of identity or an invitation for intimacy and introspection that is normally kept private. The theme of secrecy elicits the human urge to learn what we cannot or should not know; what is hidden is appealing. Explore the works in their exhibition and uncover the hidden stories in the artworks. Thru April 23. SITE Santa Fe, 1606 Paseo de Peralta SITE Santa Fe Fri, Apr 5 at 5pm
  • Eldorado Poetry Reading Series – Celebrate National Poetry Month with free readings in Eldorado. Seating is limited. Eldorado Community Center, 1 Hacienda Loop,Fri, Apr 5, 6:45pm
  • Acequia Cleanup Day & Potluck – Join the annual cleaning day of the Acequia del Llano, which runs through Audubon property and along Upper Canyon Road. Please bring gloves and tools (RDAC has a limited supply to borrow), wear sturdy shoes and work clothes. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share at the community potluck afterwards. RSVP not required, but appreciated. For RSVP or info, contact Carl: 983-4609 or cbeal@audubon.org Randall Davey Audubon Center 1800 Upper Canyon Rd, Sat, Apr 6, 8:30am – 12pm
  • Suicide Symposium – Author and psychologist, Mary Maurice offers an open discussion about the epidemic levels of depression and suicide. Berardinelli McGee Event Center, 1320 Luisa St Berardinelli Sat, Apr 6 at 5:30pm
  • Journeysantafe with Christine Chavez – The City of Santa Fe is currently working on a five-year water conservation plan, and seeks input from the community with the goal of better understanding the community’s priorities on how they value water. Learn more about the process from the city water conservation manager. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Sun, Apr 7 at 11am
  • Santa Fe Youth Symphony: ¡Con Vivo! Family Chamber Music Program
    Students ranging from middle school to high school ages perform and speak about their instruments and the pieces that they are working on, composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Astor Piazzolla, Joseph Haydn, and Studio Ghibli. Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch 145 Washington Ave, Sun, Apr 7 at 3pm

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  • Losing the Elephants film with presentation by Lek Chailert, Founder of Save the Elephant Foundation. They can live into their seventies. They recognize themselves in a mirror. Family means more than anything. Memories are held for a lifetime. They are Asian Elephants, and they are in trouble.Thurs Apr 11 at 6pm at Violet Crown Click the following link to reserve your tickets: https://santafe.violetcrown.com/movieinfo.php?movie=HO00001822&date=2019-04-11

More Coolness

  • Write for Your Life! A Spring Writing Workshop for 6 Thursdays in April/May. Begins April 18.
     
    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, receiving feedback on what’s strong in your first-draft writing, building trust in your unique voice. We will also make time for manuscript review with balanced feedback, if requested. All are welcome: those who have never written, those who have always written. We meet in a comfortable home near downtown Santa Fe. 6 Thursdays: April 18 – May 23, 4 – 6:30 or 7 pm. For more information or to register:  joannebrown.com and contact Joanne Fay Brown 510-381-1205,
  • FENG SHUI FOR FINANCIAL ABUNDANCE

    How are you doing with your 2019 Goals?
    Have you made a Vision Board for 2019?
    Would you love to create a better energy flow in your home or office?
    Would you love to attract your financial goals & dreams more quickly and easily?
    Diamond Feng Shui can help you do just that!
    Instructor, Connie Knudson, Feng Shui consultant, author and coach, will show you how to align your environment with your goals and dreams. Connie was trained by world-renowned Marie Diamond, who was one of the key stars featured in the hit movie “The Secret.” Connie’s website is:www.connieknudson.com. Register Early! This will fill up soon! Sat, June 29 from 1-4 pm, $128 REGISTER by Emailing Connie Knudson at  cgk999@gmail.com


 

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