Author: Jody

Deliciously Summer

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Happy Summer!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • HIPICO Santa Fe Summer Series Begins – Santa Fe’s best party for horse lovers of all ages has everything from world-class hunter/jumper equestrian competition to food trucks, handcrafted beer and wine, fine art and special events like hoop dances and wiener dog races. Get all the info and scheduling at hipicosantafe.com; general admission is free, but you can also VIP it if you want. Fri. July 19 – Aug. 11. HIPICO Santa Fe 100 S Polo Drive.
  • Hike from Battleship Rock to McCauley Warm Springs – Join the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and hike leader Ken Collins on this moderate 4-mile round-trip hike. Battleship Rock is a distinctive formation on the section along Highway 4 after it has turned south towards the village of Jemez Springs. Given the time of the year, it is essential to bring rain gear, as well as water, lunch and sunscreen. Generally biting insects are not a problem. Meet in the parking lot of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden and leave in a carpool by 9 am. Trekking poles and sturdy footwear are strongly recommended. Santa Fe Botanical Garden $10 – $15 Fri, July 19 at 715 Camino Lejo.
  • Buckaroo Ball’s Willie Nelson Tribute – Pull on your cowboy boots for a two-stepping country-Western dance and concert celebrating Buckaroo Ball’s 25th anniversary featuring True Willie, America’s most authentic Willie Nelson tribute band, honoring Nelson’s guest appearance at the first Buckaroo Ball in 1994. Pre-concert entertainment provided by Will Banister and the Modern Day Ramblers. Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino  $35 Fri, July 19 at 7pm at 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail.
  • Bel Canto Opera Ball & Dance Party – An energetic DJ mash-up dance party that starts with classic waltzes and ends with your favorite dance music to celebrate Bel Canto, SITE’s exhibition of contemporary explorations of opera. $150 per couple. SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe Fri, July 19 at 9pm at 1606 Paseo de Peralta.
  • Many Mothers Open House –  to see their new office space and Village Closet. Sat, July 20 from 9am to noon. Refreshments, raffle prizes, “shop” for new and gently used clothes, toys, books, breastfeeding/feeding supplies, baby carriers, and more! Many Mothers’ Village Closet is a place where you can find donation-based, new and gently used items for babies 0-3 years old. Please note that items under $50 are cash only. 1919 Fifth Street, Suite I.
  • Young Native Artists Summer Show & Sale –  art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the courtyard. Palace of the Governors  Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21 from 10am – 4pm at 105 W Palace Ave.
  • Ice Cream Social for Santa Fe Youth Symphony – Mention SFYS when you order and have 20% of your ice cream tab donated to the music education nonprofit. Ecco Espresso and Gelato  Sat, Jul 20 from 8am – 10pm at 128 E Marcy St.
  • IAIA Summer Readers Gathering – The annual series featuring faculty and visiting writers reading their work in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.Institute of American Indian Arts Institute of American Indian Arts in the Library and Technology Center Sat, July 20 & Sun, July 21 at 6pm at 83 Avan Nu Po Rd.
  • Smarter Smart Phone Photography – This short class familiarizes participants with basic rules of composition and common controls that are built into smart phone camera applications, as well as introduces some basic free software applications for editing photos and some fun tips and tricks to help improve your smart phone photos. Free with museum admission. Registration is required, contact Chris Nail at 476-5075 or chris.nail@state.nm.us New Mexico Museum of Art $6 – $12 Mon, Jul 22 at 3:30pm 107 W Palace Ave.
  • The Transition Network members and their guests are invited to Solace Crisis Treatment Center for a program about service to those who have experienced sexual violence and other traumas. Come, learn about Solace’s services and also areas where they need volunteer help for those who are interested. Mon. July 22 from 5:45-7:30 pm, 6601 Valentine Way, Santa Fe (near the Southside Library), women 50 and forward welcome.  Refreshments served.  For more information e-mail santafechapter@thetransitionnetwork.com.  $5.00 suggested donation.
  • Music on the Hill – last concert of the summer series on the campus of St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Wed. July 24 at 6pm features Latin music by the band Nosotros.
  • 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe Nomination Forms Deadline – Nomination forms for non-profits are due on Wed. July 24. Download your form from the website and email to Katie Rountree. Mark your calendars for the next meeting, Wed. Aug. 7 at 6pm at the Scottish Rite Temple.
  • Monitoring Monarchs – Learn to identify and tag butterflies. Help the Santa Fe Botanical Garden track butterflies in the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve to learn about migration patterns, seasonal changes, and population fluctuation. Thurs, July 25 from 8:30am – 11:30am at27283 W Frontage Road, La Cienega.

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More Coolness

  • Write To Heal: A FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. Seven Tuesdays: July 23 thru Sept 3.  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is to experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome. Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, has led Amherst Writers & Artists workshops in Berkeley, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Santa Fe. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 510-381-1205 or email  joanne@joannebrown.com Location: Cancer Foundation for New Mexico office, 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B
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  • Saturday Writers’ Sanctuary with Joanne Fay Brown: Jumpstart your writing, Juice up your creativity in the company of other writers. Sat, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We begin at 10:00 a.m. with timed writing exercises. Our work is based on the internationally acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method, which enables the artist in you to become freer and more able to write. After lunch you’ll spend the afternoon in silent communion with other writers, working on whatever project is preoccupying you as a writer these days. I’ll have prompts ready if you feel stuck. You are also welcome to walk in the peaceful arroyo just behind my house. Writing ends at 3:30 p.m. but you can stay a while, share some of what you’ve been working on, discuss issues of craft, etc. The day is completed by 4:30. p.m. All are welcome! Space is limited — reserve yours! COST: $99. Lunch is included!  Joanne Fay Brown has been leading Amherst Writers & Artists Workshops since 2012. She worked as a writer in the corporate world for 25 years and now devotes herself to poetry, and to the magic of writing with others. www.joannebrown. We meet in a comfortable home less than a mile from the Santa Fe Plaza. Register: 510-381-1205 or joanne@joannebrown.com * Additional Writers’ Sanctuary on August 24!logo-un
  • Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory and studies show that salt therapy can bring about significant improvement in conditions such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, sinus congestion, COPD, allergies, lung diseases and skin ailments. There can also be an uplift in mood, since the cave is saturated with minute salt particles, which give out negative ions, known to help with depression. So a visit to the Santa Fe Salt Cave can have positive benefits from the inside out, body, mind and spirit. Say you saw it on the Cool List! 10% discount offered to seniors, students & veterans and $10 off a single session all day every Thursdays (with a NM state issued ID). Sessions start on the hour.  Reservations recommended: 505-365-2875 or ​santafesaltcave@gmail.com. Located at 1424 Second St.

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Summer Fun Continues

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


Happy Summer!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • International Folk Art Market – Museum Hill,  20 – $85 Sat, July 13 & Sun. July 14
    10am – 5pm
  • Lavender in the Valley Festival – Enjoy crafts, tours, artists, good food, music and—naturally—lots of lavender, all up in the picturesque village of Abiquiú Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14. This year also has a special Mardi Gras theme, so get ready for Cajun cooking and New Orleans-style jazz tunes from the Shiners Club Jazz Band. To get there, look for purple flags along Highway 84. (Kids under 10 get in free, and sorry—no dogs allowed.) 10am – 5pm Road 1622 Between Mile Markers 210 and 211, Abiquiu.
  • Guided Tours to High-Road Mission Churches – Start at the Santuario de Chimayó and travel to the historic churches in Córdova, Truchas, and Las Trampas; guided by Frank Graziano. Sat, July 13 at 11am Presented by Nuevo Mexico Profundo, an ambitious collaborative project between governmental organizations and communities to preserve Northern New Mexico’s historic churches. For more info: nuevo-mexico-profundo.com. $25 Additional tours will be added to meet the demand, so don’t be afraid to sign up. Group inquiries are welcome, too.
  • Susana Valadez: The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival – Valadez, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, offers a talk and presentation about the work she has been doing over the past 40 years with the Huichol Indians of Mexico.  Xanadu Gallery Sat, July 13 at 4pm. Valadez and the artisans who will accompany her will be at the gallery through July 21, showcasing and selling their artwork; 100% of the sale proceeds goes to Susana’s foundation, The Huichol Center for Cultural Survival, so that they may continue with all of their good work. Xanadu Gallery 135 W. Palace Ave.
  • Glorieta Rock Art Tour – Join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa Wed, July 17
    9am. The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location and are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Bring sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes. Register in advance by phone 505-757-6121. Petroglyph creators were storytellers; sign up to find out what their images tell us about them and the times in which they lived. Santa Fe National Forest Pecos Ranger Station 32 S Main St., Pecos.
  • Music on the Hill – free summer concert series on the campus of St. John’s College in Santa Fe that features blues, classic rock, world music, & jazz. Wed. July 17 at 6pm features Cha Wa – a New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian, nominated for a Grammy award for Best Regional Roots.
  • Get Your Tickets to SITE Santa Fe’s Opera Ball & Dance Party.  A pop-up ballroom, where classical waltzes will begin the evening on Fri. July 19, giving way to your favorite dance music! Special surprises & happenings throughout the evening. Many of the Bel Canto artists will be in attendance. Click here for tickets.
  • Lamy Woodstock Benefit is Looking for Sponsors. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, there will be 2 days of live tunes from the Woodstock era covered by over 30 local musicians in support of a great cause for kids – a benefit for the new non-profit: Child Counseling Center & Play Therapy Institute of New Mexico. The event will be Aug. 17 & Aug. 18. The different levels of sponsorship can be found on the website. For more info call 505-398 -1982 or email childcounselingcenterofnm@gmail.com

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More Coolness

  • Patina Gallery is proud to introduce their latest exhibitionUnearthing New European Makers for 2019. Opening Fri, July 12 from 5-7pm.
    Model.JocelynMontoya.ScottishRiteTheater.SantaFe.NM.2019_1In March of 2019, Patina co-owners and curators, Allison & Ivan Barnett, traveled to Europe to attend the Munich Jewellery Week. In Patina’s 20th year, they were on a quest to discover new, global talent for the gallery.
    To their astonishment, they returned to Santa Fe with 12 new, European makers. Now, Patina introduces a rich colloquy of works. Mastering a range of material and technique, our discoveries possess the brilliance beholden to the diverse array of artists who made them so. Together, they create a compelling collection of art jewelry to stir our fascination.Join us as Allison & Ivan bring to you a compelling exposé of contemporary jewels, eager to become your latest obsession. Patina Gallery, 131 W Palace Ave. 
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  • Kiss of the Wolf Trunk Show & Folk Art Market Celebration
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  • La Tienda Summer Special Event – Glassware & China, Home Decor & Textiles
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    Saturdays from 9am – 3pm, Private Showings by Appointment 505.986.8664 at Casa Culinaria The Gourmet Inn 617 Don Gaspar Ave.

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Summer Blooms

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Hail, Hail Rock ‘n’ Roll: Happy 50th, Woodstock! Combing an outstanding selection of classic rock portraits with an exhibition featuring the historic images and memorabilia of Woodstock 1969, paying tribute to a pivotal era in American music and culture. The exhibition includes iconic portraits and moments by Santa Fe locals Lisa Law and Baron Wolman, along with scenes from the three-day weekend by Henry Diltz, Jim Marshall, Roger Ballen and Jason Lauré. Enjoy a trip “back to the garden” with images of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, CSN, Santana, John Sebastian, “Country Joe” McDonald, Jefferson Airplane, Richie Havens and more, along with intimate moments of the crowd and the community that hosted 400,000 strong. Edition One Gallery Fri, July 5 at 5pm. Runs thru Aug. 9 at 728 Canyon Rd.
  • Lexus of Santa Fe Pet Adoptions – Pet food drive and adoption event to benefit the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Any time through July 6, stop by Lexus to drop off Purina brand dry and canned food for dogs, and Friskies and Fancy Feast canned cat foods. Sat. July 6 from 12 – 3:00pm is Pet Adoption Day. Lexus of Santa Fe, 6824 Cerrillos Rd.

  • Fun with the Sun – Play with light, colors and solar radiation. Experiment with heliographic prints, make a photochromic bracelet with beads that change color in the sun, and more. Bring your own pre-washed white canvas shoes or a T-shirt. Space is limited, so RSVP at melanie.laborwit@state.nm.us. Free with museum admission, and New Mexicans are free the first Sunday of every month.  New Mexico History Museum $6 – $12 Sun, July 7 1:30 – 3:30 pm 113 Lincoln Ave.
  • Opera Book Club: Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer – Collected Works and the Santa Fe Opera Guild present Vivace, a book group devoted to readings about the world of opera. In Wesley Stace’s novel, Leslie Shepherd, a music critic nearing the end of his life, reflects on the shocking murder-suicide that rocked London society years before, and strangely echoes the plot of his opera—which Shepherd has helped to write. The opera will never be performed. Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse Mon, July 8 at 6pm, 202 Galisteo St.
  • RAP Community Poetry Class – Join an ongoing craft workshop and conversation that culminates in a public reading in the Railyard Park, as well as a chapbook in the fall. The first half of class is be dedicated to reading and discussing contemporary poems, with each class focused on one of many aspects of craft (voice, tone, structure, style and so forth)—bring a journal. The second half of class is a workshop, where individuals can bring copies of their own poems for peer review, followed by an open discussion and constructive feedback from the class. RSVP or get more info from instructor Elizabeth Jacobson at communitypoetryrap@gmail.com.  Railyard Park Community Room Tue, July 9 from 5:30 – 7pm 701 Callejon St.
  • Plame_ValerieSanta Fe Women to Women’s A Luncheon with Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer “outed” by the Bush Administration, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons. She is also a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the upcoming 2020 election. Her talk: My Life as a Spy, My betrayal by the White HouseWed. July 10 at noon at Inn of Loretto. Tickets must be purchased by July 8.  Click here.
  • Music on the Hill: Ron Crowder Band Bring a blanket and a picnic for rock ‘n’ roll from beloved locals. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Santa Fe, attendees can take a shuttle from the PERA Building (413 Old Santa Fe Trail) parking lot to the field. Service is offered by the Santa Fe Pick-Up, which extends its hours until 8:30 pm tonight. St. John’s College Wed, July 10 at 6pm, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca

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Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • 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 through art classes and culinary demonstrations.  Take a creative journey while Arizona chef, Christine Hauber tantalizes your taste buds with healthy and easy culinary demonstrations, and hands on food creation and consumption.  Upcoming July workshops:  Mixed Media – Painted Papers, The Interaction of Texture, Color and Feeling. July 10-12. 9-5pm and  Inspired Enameling: The Ancient Art of Melting Glass on Metal. July 25-26. 9am-5pm . Just a few spots remain in these two fun workshops. For information and registration and other upcoming workshops visit Art Spa Workshops.
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  • Write To Heal: A FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer Seven Tuesdays: July 23 thru Sept 3.  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is to experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written. Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, has led Amherst Writers & Artists workshops in Berkeley, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Santa Fe. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work. Registration is required and space is limited. To Register: Please contact Joanne Brown: 510-381-1205 or joanne@joannebrown.com We will meet at the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico office: 3005 S. St. Francis Dr., Suite 3-B

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Happy 4th of July!

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Pancakes on the Plaza – Sponsored by Rotary Thurs, July 4 starting at 7am


Cool Picks for the Week

  • BLOOKS!: What looks like a book, feels like a book, but isn’t a book? Join Metropolitan Museum of Art Librarian Mindell Dubansky as she duscusses the collecting of pseudo-books, along with the Paper Legacy Project, her current research. St. Francis Auditorium  Fri, June 28 at 6pm 107 W Palace Ave.
  • Opening Night at Santa Fe Opera House with La Bohème – The story of starving artists trying to survive in 1800s Paris is often called the most beautiful opera in existence and was unofficially dubbed the best-selling opera ever at the Met in New York. Santa Fe Opera House Fri, June 28 at 8:30pm, 301 Opera Dr.
  • 80th Birthday Bash for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
    – In honor of 80 years of saving lives, join in on a birthday party for families and dogs alike. At 10 am, a Fun Run features a 2-mile, non-timed run/walk in the community dog park for  $25 per human participant. Proceeds benefit the upkeep of the shelter’s public dog parks. Then from 11 am-2 pm, enjoy music from Felix y Los Gatos, food from Back Road Pizza and SoCal Mobile Cafe, refreshing drinks from Santa Fe Spirits, face painting, free nail trims and low-cost vaccines for your pet at the Thaw Animal Hospital and more. Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society Sun, June 30 at 100 Caja del Rio Rd.
  • Stories in the Stars – Soar through the stars in this compilation of Greek myths from nationally touring, New Hampshire-based Hempstead Stage Company. Travel the night sky and explore various constellations and legends about why they are in the sky. Young audiences will delight in learning stories of the wind, seasons, sun and moon. This new play is designed specifically for the library’s Summer Reading theme “A Universe of Stories.” Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch Sun, June 30 at 1:30pm 145 Washington Ave.
  • Dr. Erica Elliott: Medicine & Miracles in the High Desert – Dr. Elliott’s memoir is a young woman’s story of struggle as she discovers the difficulties of acclimating to Navajo culture; a spiritual journey is aided by her ability to help her new friends with her medical skills. Garcia Street Books Sun, June 30 at 4pm 376 Garcia St.
  • Southwest Seminars: Paleo Points Prove South to North Migration! Heather Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology at Eastern New Mexico University, lectures as part of Southwest Seminars’ Voices from the Past speaker series. Hotel Santa Fe  $15 Mon, July 1 at 6pm 1501 Paseo de Peralta.
  • The Coded Language of Color – An introductory talk with enjoyable practical demonstrations of the electromagnetic basis of color and its profound effect on human life and the planetary theatre. Presented by The Living Theatre; for more info, visit thelivingtheatre.com. Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch Mon, July 1 at 6:30pm 145 Washington Ave.
  • Plame_ValerieLast Chance to get early bird pricing on tickets for Santa Fe Women to Women‘s A Luncheon with Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer “outed” by the Bush Administration, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the upcoming 2020 election. Her talk: My Life as a Spy, My betrayal by the White HouseWed. July 10 at Inn of Loretto. $50. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Early Bird prices thru July 1Click here.

Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • This weekend, June 29 and 30, is the LAST WEEKEND of the Santa Fe Studio Tour! Studios will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss this fun yearly event! For a map and other information, go to santafestudiotour.com
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Studio 22, Bette Yozell Studio, 1313 Madrid Road, off Cordova Road

  •  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. Sat, June 29 from 1-4 pm, $128 Email Connie Knudson at  cgk999@gmail.com

  • Your Wellness 360 Business Card
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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Minnesota Boychoir – The Twin Cities-based choir hits the road for its 36th annual summer tour; the group is considered one of the finest traditional boy choirs in the country. Each year, the Minnesota Boychoir embarks upon an international or domestic tour, singing everywhere from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the French Riviera and the Sydney Opera House to Winnipeg and Kansas City. This year, 58 boys from the Cantabile and Allegro ensembles hit the road from June 19-30 to perform across the US Southwest.  Program highlights include British composer Bob Chilcott’s arrangement of U2’s “MLK;” Billy Joel’s “Good Night My Angel;” “All Good Gifts” from Godspell; Bradley Ellingboe’s “How Can I Keep From Singing;” and “Long Walk to Freedom,” based on a text by Nelson Mandela. Also included in the concert are the Spanish language pieces “Yole Canto” and “Viva La Quince Brigada.”
    State Capitol Building Fri, Jun 21 at 12pm 490 Old Santa Fe Trail.
  • Bluejeans, Boots & Barbecue to Benefit Esperanza Shelter to benefit its work with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse Fri, June 21 from 6-10 pm at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion & will include dance tunes & catering by Cowgirl restaurant.  The evening will include a special appeal for the Seeds of Hope Children’s Program at Esperanza, which provides therapy and life skills education to approximately 280 children annually. Visit www.esperanzashelter.org/events or call 505.474.5536. 
  • Southside Summer: Mary Poppins outdoors in the Midtown Campus quad’s band shell. All summer, films celebrate a different country each week; this one shows off England.Presented by the CCA, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Santa Fe Community College. Midtown Campus   Fri, Jun 21 at 6pm 1600 St. Michael’s Dr
  • Summer Clean & Green Community Cleanup Event w/ the Santa Fe Watershed Assn. Volunteers will meet at either Alto Park to register for litter clean-up or Montaño Park to register for plant thinning at 10am on Sat, June 22. Please bring gloves, water, and wear sturdy shoes. The cleanup will last until 12pm. The SFWA will provide light snacks.  For more information contact Keely atkeely@santafewatershed.org or call (505) 820-1696.
  • Selecting Native Plants for Your Landscape – The workshop includes a tour of native plants in the Audubon Center’s garden. Presented by the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners Association (sfemg.org). Randall Davey Audubon Center Sat, Jun 22 from 10am – 12pm 1800 Upper Canyon Rd.
  • Sand Play Saturday – Kids can play and learn in the Railyard’s outdoor science classroom (the sandbox) for toddlers Toys, tools and equipment provided. Railyard Park Sat, Jun 22 from 10am – 12pm Cerrillos Rd & Guadalupe St
  • Make the Success of Women Winning the Vote Visible. The West led the way to winning the vote. Now, we want to lead the Centennial celebration. Our plan is to have a Votes for Women float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2020. What could be a better day for the first event of the year-long celebration? It will be a glorious, inclusive float in this famous parade, one that portrays the persistence it took for women to win the vote 100 years ago.
    MAKE IT HAPPEN. But fund-raising is urgent. The building of the float will start soon and we need your contribution now. If you want  to see women featured — and our great victory recognized — in this renowned parade, you must donate now.  Visit the website. Follow us on social media. And ask your friends to help, too. Time is critical. Just $5 could help Write Women Back Into History!
  • Plame_ValerieGet your tickets for Santa Fe Women to Women‘s A Luncheon with Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer “outed” by the Bush Administration, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the upcoming 2020 election. Her talk: My Life as a Spy, My betrayal by the White House & My Plans for the Future. Wed. July 10 at Inn of Loretto. $50. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Early Bird prices thru July 1. Click here.

Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • The Santa Fe Studio Tour is this weekend and next, June 22 & 23 and June 29 & 30, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. See artists in their work space, enjoy refreshments, and be the first to see new work! This once a year event is a must do! For a map and other information, go to santafestudiotour.com
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    “Orchard Diptyk”     solar etching with collage     ©️Bette Yozell 2019      studio 22

  • DAY LONG INTENSIVE IN THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE: Who would you be without your story?  Join Certified Facilitators Valli Baron and Andrea Cassola for this day long dive into a way of questioning that leads to the end of suffering.  Sat, June 22, 10am-5pm, Prana Blessings, 1925 Rosina Street. $110.  Contact andrea@andreacassola.com or valli8@gmail.com with any questions or to register.
  •  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

  • A lunch time fashion show produced by Natasha Nargis, weaver and proprietor of shop/gallery natasha Santa Fe. Fri, Jun 21 at noon Eloisa Restaurant
    228 E Palace Ave
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Cool Picks for the Week

  • SITE Santa Fe presents a solo exhibition SITElab 12: Nina Elder: What Endures from June 14 – Sept 15.  The public is invited to the opening with the artist on Fri, June 14, from 5-7 pm 1606 Paseo de Peralta

  • New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus: Stonewall, Summer of ’69 – NMGMC’s annual pride concert features stories and songs of the 1960s to help commemorate one of the LGBTQ+ community’s most pivotal historical moments: The protest that ignited a movement and that still inspires, half a century later.​ June 14 & June 16 at 7:30pm for $20-$45.  National Dance Institute of New Mexico 1140 Alto St.
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    Free Outdoor MoviePlanet of the Apes (1968) – in conjunction with the Interplanetary Festival. Railyard Park   Fri, Jun 14 at 8pm
    Cerrillos Rd & Guadalupe St

  • New Volunteer Orientation –Get all the resources you need as a potential volunteer to get into the garden with basic skills and knowledge with one of their various volunteer opportunities. The class covers the history, future, mission and the sites of the garden. Santa Fe Botanical Garden Sat, Jun 159:30 – 11:30am 715 Camino Lejo
  • Herb & Lavender Festival – Visit vendors and catch lectures and hands-on activities on all things lavender. El Rancho de las Golondrinas  El Rancho de las Golondrinas $6 – $8 Sat, Jun 15 from 10am – 4pm 334 Los Pinos Rd
  • As part of the InterPlanetary Festival, the Innovations & Ideas Expo will feature interactive and experiential booths with participants from academia, to AR/VR, to biotechnology Fri June 15 & Sat June 16 from 12-6PM in the Railyard Park Expo Tent. Lynn Dimet will have a booth to demonstrate BEMER Vascular Therapy. Come experience a complimentary 8-minute BEMER energy session, enhance your general blood flow and recharge your body. The BEMER (Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation) wellness device uses a pulsed electromagnetic field to deliver a patented therapeutic signal which assists the heart in delivering blood to the smallest vessels in the body.
  • You’re invited to Santa Fe Women to Women Luncheon: At noon on  Wed. June 19, at Cowgirl, $25 at the door with Guest Speaker Connie Knudson, Feng Shui Specialist & Author, her talk –  Feng Shui for Financial Abundance (RSVP here)

  • Music on the Hill  this week Wed. Jun 19, Jono Manson from 6-8pm. Athletic Field, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Free and open to the public
  • Santa Fe Plaza Bandstand kicks off on Wed. June 19 at 6pm with Felix y Los Gatos and 7:15pm with Shinyribs. The music is free and runs weekday evenings throughout the summer. Click here for the calendar.
  • FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking? at  THE SCREEN Wed. June 19 at 7 pm In 1977 a book of photographs captured an awakening –  women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with women such as Gloria Steinem, Judy Chicago and Lily Tomlin, among others. A Netflix original doc. directed by Johanna Demetrakas.

  • Get Tickets for Second Annual Bluejeans, Boots & Barbecue to Benefit Esperanza Shelter. Esperanza Shelter, the region’s only domestic abuse services agency, will hold its Second Annual Bluejeans, Boots & Barbecue to benefit its work with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.  The event is Fri, June 21 from 6-10 pm at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion & will include dance tunes & catering by Cowgirl restaurant.  The evening will include a special appeal for the Seeds of Hope Children’s Program at Esperanza, which provides therapy and life skills education to approximately 280 children annually. Visit www.esperanzashelter.org/events or call 505.474.5536.
  • Make the Success of Women Winning the Vote Visible. The West led the way to winning the vote. Now, we want to lead the Centennial celebration. Our plan is to have a Votes for Women float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2020. What could be a better day for the first event of the year-long celebration? It will be a glorious, inclusive float in this famous parade, one that portrays the persistence it took for women to win the vote 100 years ago.
    MAKE IT HAPPEN. But fund-raising is urgent. The building of the float will start soon and we need your contribution now. If you want  to see women featured — and our great victory recognized — in this renowned parade, you must donate now.  Visit the website. Follow us on social media. And ask your friends to help, too. Time is critical. Just $5 could help Write Women Back Into History!
  • Plame_ValerieGet your tickets for Santa Fe Women to Women‘s A Luncheon with Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer “outed” by the Bush Administration, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District in the upcoming 2020 election. Her talk: My Life as a Spy, My betrayal by the White House & My Plans for the Future. Wed. July 10 at Inn of Loretto. $50. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Early Bird prices thru July 1. Click here.

Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • The Santa Fe Studio Tour is about to happen! Sat and Sun, June 22 & 23 and June 29 & 30, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For a list of artists, map, and examples of work, go to santafestudiotour.com
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    “Things Are Hoppin’ ”     paper cut     ©️2019     Bette Yozell      studio 22

  •  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

P.S. This is a sponsored section. If you’re interested in running an ad here let me know.

If you have something you want to post to the Cool List regarding a non-profit in Santa Fe Email me & I’ll be happy to share for free. If you have something you’d like to post regarding your for-profit business, service or event, I’ll be happy to share for a small fee. Email me for details.

Please forward this onto your friends in Santa Fe and ask them to Sign Up for my emails! Thank you!!

Saludos,

Jody

Lemonade Time!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Downtown First Friday reception with Patina Gallery & seven other downtown businesses. Fri, June 7 from 5-7pm. The reception will include a preview of upcoming exhibition, Unearthing European Makers for 2019, opening July 12. “This is a diverse, cultural hub for artists, thinkers and visitors. The purpose of First
    Friday is to come downtown, have fun and meet your friends for a unique, social experience. Patina and many others in the area asked ourselves, ‘What can we do together for Santa Fe?’ We were compelled to celebrate the downtown story and that is just what we’re doing.” – Ivan Barnett, Director of Patina Gallery
  • Fast Art Day – A variety of lightning rounds see how much you can learn about various types of art in a bunch of three-minute lectures. New Mexico Museum of Art Fri, June 7 at 5:30pm 107 W Palace Ave
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    Movie Premiere of 2 Hearts presented by the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation – Fri. June 7 at 7:30pm at the Lensic. Following the premiere screening, Director and Producers, Lance and Conrad Hool, along with writer, Veronica Hool will join actor, Adan Canto for an intimate Q&A with the audience.  L.A. band, We Are the West, will perform live at the Lensic Theater during the premiere event featuring music from the movie.  The 2 Hearts Movie Premiere proceeds will benefit an initiative that will increase the likelihood of survival for those suffering from cardiac arrest by providing advanced training to CHRISTUS St. Vincent Associates and Santa Fe First Responders in cutting edge CPR techniques.

  • The Buckaroo Ball is in need of more community sponsors, or just individuals willing to purchase tables or event tickets to meet the goal of $100,000 for this year’s four grantees: Communities in Schools, SFPS Adelante, Earth Care, and Resolve.  The Buckaroo Ball Committee was founded in 1994 by local women with a philanthropic bent and is now a fund of the New Mexico Children’s Foundation. It is a 100% volunteer organization that is solely dedicated to providing assistance to children at risk in Santa Fe County, as well as to increasing public awareness and to building community partnerships to supporting organizations serving our children. For more information, contact Cheryl Ford at cabw.59@gmail.com
  • Santa Fe Farmers Market – More than 150 farmers and producers in 15 Northern New Mexico counties, the Market brings fresh food, education and fun to our community and promotes small farms and sustainable agriculture in Northern New Mexico. Farmers Market Pavilion Saturday mornings 7am – 1pm at 1607 Paseo de Peralta
  • Beers for Books – At a book drive to benefit Salazar Elementary’s K5+ program, donate a new book for children 5-11 and receive a beer ticket. Rowley Farmhouse Ales  Sun, June 9 from 12 – 7:00pm, 1405 Maclovia 
  • Music on the Hill starts again this week and runs every Wed. evening in June & July from 6-8 pm. This week Wed. Jun 12, Christine Fawson. Downbeat Magazine has called trumpeter and vocalist Christine Fawson “a distinctive performer with compelling dynamism.” A third place winner in the 2017 International Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition, she entrances audiences worldwide with her  technical prowess and emotional resonance. Athletic Field, St. John’s College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Free and open to the public
  • RSVP for Women to Women Luncheon: Wed. June 19, noon at Cowgirl, $25 at the door with Connie Knudson, Feng Shui Specialist & Author, her talk –  Feng Shui for Financial Abundance (RSVP here) AND Wed. July 10 at noon, location TBD, with Valerie Plame, former career covert CIA operations officer, international speaker, author & advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons. We’ll be selling tickets in advance for the luncheon with Valerie Plame and will send out an announcement. If you know you’d like to attend email me and I’ll send you an advance notice so you can sign up.
  • Get Tickets for Second Annual Bluejeans, Boots & Barbecue to Benefit Esperanza Shelter. Esperanza Shelter, the region’s only domestic abuse services agency, will hold its Second Annual Bluejeans, Boots & Barbecue to benefit its work with women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.  The event is Fri, June 21 from 6-10 pm at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion & will include dance tunes & catering by Cowgirl restaurant.  The evening will include a special appeal for the Seeds of Hope Children’s Program at Esperanza, which provides therapy and life skills education to approximately 280 children annually. Visit www.esperanzashelter.org/events or call 505.474.5536.

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Upcoming Cool Stuff

  • Preview Opening of the Santa Fe Studio Tour, at the Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Santa Fe Trail. Fri, June 14, 5-8 pm See a selection of work by the artists on this year’s studio tour, get a map and brochure so you can plan your visits on the following two weekends. For more information, go to santafestudiotour.com
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    “Retro Watering Can” acrylic on canvas by Bette Yozell, studio 22 on tour

  •  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

P.S. This is a sponsored section. If you’re interested in running an ad here let me know.

If you have something you want to post to the Cool List regarding a non-profit in Santa Fe Email me & I’ll be happy to share for free. If you have something you’d like to post regarding your for-profit business, service or event, I’ll be happy to share for a small fee. Email me for details.

Please forward this onto your friends in Santa Fe and ask them to Sign Up for my emails! Thank you!!

Saludos,

Jody