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The Days Are Long & Sunny

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

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Barrel Cactus Abloom, Transparent Watercolor
by Roberta Parry


Cool Picks for the Week

  • Visit Local Artists’ Studios during the Santa Fe Studio Tour, 23-24, 10 am – 5pm. Over 50 Santa Fe artists open their studios including Cheri O’Brien Studio #09, Roberta Parry Studio #47 & William Rhea Studio Studio #51
  • Blue Jeans, Boots & BBQ to Benefit Esperanza Shelter  at the Eldorado Community Center June 23 @ 5 – 8 pm with Art Show featuring works by Angel Wynn  Click here for ticket info.
  • Take a Step Toward a Better Lifestyle, presented by Raquel Koch – a FREE event, with a $10 suggested donation. Your donation will be benefitting Gerard’s House, a safe place for grieving children, teens and families where healing happens through acceptance and peer support. Hosted by MorningStar Senior Living, 2041 S Pacheco St., Tues, June 26th 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Music on the Hill at St. John’s College June 27, Ryan Montano, a fusion of jazz, soul and Latin stylings. Ride the FREE Santa Fe Pick-Up shuttle from the Capitol lot. Music on the Hill is in need of your support for this program to bring free concerts to the Santa Fe community. Donate here
  • Lantern Decorating for International Folk Art Market Parade with Meow Wolf
    Meow Wolf  needs help to prepare their big display for the market’s parade. Every Saturday in June from 11am – 4 pm, drop in to learn about a variety of art styles, decorate a lantern, and prepare for the parade on the Plaza on July 12.
  • Since 1949 Rodeo de Santa Fe – kicks off this week…June 20 -23
  • Join the Movement to End Gun ViolenceNew Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence is mobilizing concerned New Mexicans across our state to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies. Click here to Pledge Your Support

The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market is Cool

  • Farmers Market is open Sat. & Tues. 8 am – 1 pm & starting July 4, on Wed. from 3-7 pm click here to see what’s in season.

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Jody

Spring Blooms Again!

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe. Please share.
Provecho!

Cool Art

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Photograph by Santa Fe artist Irene Owsley, click here for purchase info

Cool Pick of the Week

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Quinn Fontaine: Hung Like a Seahorse
Quinn Fontaine presents the “show and tell” version of his memoir, live and in person, directed by Susan Mele. The book is subtitled A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery, if that gives you an idea of the wild ride you’re in for.
Adobe Rose Theatre, 1213 Parkway Drive,
Fri, Apr. 6 & Sat. Apr.7 at 7:30pm Buy Tickets Here


Cool Posts

  • Second Street Brewery donates 15 percent of all beer sales at all three of their locations on Sat. Apr. 7 to Pints for Parkinson’s New Mexico. It’s a Team Fox event to benefit The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, for which 100 percent of proceeds go directly to research projects.
  • Author Event – Santa Fe author & activist Debra Denker reads & talks about her new book Weather Menders, Sun., Apr. 8 @ 3pm Bookworks 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW in Albuquerque
  • Join the Greyhound Adoption League of New Mexico and Texas for a meet-n-greet with their adoptable dogs & learn how to be a foster. Opuntia Café, 922 Shoofly St., Sun, Apr. 8 from 11am- 1:pm
  • Mark you calendars for the next 100 Kids Who Care in Santa Fe meeting Sat. Apr. 21 from 2-3pm Studio Center (formerly Warehouse 21). Students grades 7 – 12, bring $5 to $20 ($5 = 1 vote) and support local non-profits. Together kids can make a difference too!

  • Mark you calendars for the next 100 Women Who Care Meeting, Wed. May 2 at 6 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple
  • Miyuki Matthews, a senior at Santa Fe Prep, is organizing a golf tournament called Nine & Dine for Parkinson’s.  Miyuki has a family member with Parkinson’s.  She wanted to do something special for the Parkinson’s community in Santa Fe and took this on for her senior project. The event is Saturday, May 5th at the SF Country Club.  Registration starts at 2pm and the Shotgun Start is at 3pm.
    You can go to NMParkinson.org to register, donate or be a sponsor for this event.


Going on Vacation

The Cool List will take a three week pause after today while I am on vacation, but don’t worry…

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Jody

Happy First Day of Fall

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Sunrise in Santa Fe

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Photo from Charles Weber
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Photo from Charles Weber

Cool Pick of the Week:

shamrockIrish American Writers and Artists Salon

Irish and Irish-American poetry, music and literature, for those who are in the know, are gloriously dark, abundantly rich genres apt for mining. The Irish American Writers and Artists, a New York-based nonprofit founded by Malachy McCourt, hosts its first salon in Santa Fe with writers Lawrence Welsh, Anne Valley-Fox, Argos MacCallum, and tons more. Sat, Sep. 23 at 6:00pm, Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie Santa Fe, NM  ph. 424-1601. Free admission with donations gratefully accepted.


Cool Posts You’ve Shared:

  • Guns-to-GardensNew Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) is inviting you to a free event that celebrates life over death, love over hate, and art over guns. Come and join NMPGV and watch a gun forged into a gardening tool right before your very eyes by RAWTools. Get inspired while award-winning poet Jimmy Santiago Baca reads his radical and fiery poetry. Then get your groove on to the awesome music of Eileen and the In-betweens. See art made from guns through our Guns to Gardens program by our very own internationally renowned sculptor Jeremy Thomas and by SFCC art and welding students. Coats made out of gun parts by Sarah Nolan of Singular Couture will be on display. Special guest speakers include: Santa Fe Mayor Gonzales, Valerie Plame, Warren Montoya from Rezonate Art and Jill Benjamin.  Oct. 7th 5:30 -7 P.M. at CCA Email Miranda Viscoli for info 
  • Karen K. Milstein, PhD, LISW will be leading the workshop “The Interface of Art and Mental Health. What We Contain, What Contains Us – How We Can Grow Ourselves”, Sept. 26, 6:30-9pm, 125 Lincoln Ave. Pre-registration required. Contact Karen 
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Santa Fe is on Sat. Oct. 7 raises money for breast cancer research and patient support services. Here’s their website: www.makingstrideswalk.org/SantaFeNM Questions? email Jessica Duncan
  • The True Story of Fake News: A look into the long and sordid history of fake news, who makes it, who profits from it, and what we can do about it. A fundraiser for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center, October 7th, 6-7pm for VIP $100 tickets, or at 7:30-9pm $12-$35, at the Lensic.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for sponsors and auction donors for their upcoming Golden Ticket Gala coming up on Oct. 7th. Contact Stacy Fischer for more info
  • New Mexico PBS, KNME, Ch-5 will broadcast the oral history documentary by SF Women2Women member, Shebana Coelho titled Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, about the acclaimed New Mexico Folklorist, on Oct. 12 at 7pm within Hispanic Heritage month. The film will also have two free preview screenings: Oct. 4 at 7 pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque and Oct. 5 at 6 pm at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe.
  • Looking for Volunteers and Sponsors for the Fall 2017 Santa Fe Expanding Your Horizons Conference that will take place on Saturday October 21, 2017 at Santa Fe Community College. They are expecting 200 girls from Santa Fe and Northern NM, their biggest one yet! Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a dynamic conference to encourage girls in 5th-8th grade to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by providing women STEM role models and hands-on workshops. Contact Lina Germann if interested.

Happy First Day of Fall

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Forsythias in Bloom

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe with photos, quotes and musings. Enjoy!

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photo credit: Katie Rountree

Cool Pick of the Week: 

  • Using Public Records Like an Investigative Journalist: Using the state’s public record laws, Peter St. Cyr, Director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, has cut through political spin, uncovered corruption and exposed fraud. Hear examples of how public records helped expose a corrupt state senator, revealed cronyism in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program, and how New Mexico’s top open government advocate is working to strengthen and defend transparency at all levels of government. Sunday, April 2nd at Collected Works 11AM. Free

Posts to Share:

  • Your application is due today…The Santa Fe Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work, and play. The grant is open to individuals and groups with no prerequisites.Applications are due by March 31, 2017, with the grant to be awarded in late May. Apply online at http://www.awesomefoundation.org/en/chapters/santafe or email santafe@awesomefoundation.org for more information.
  • Mark you calendarsRSVP for the next Santa Fe Women to Women LuncheonGuest speaker will be author Janie Chodosh, talking about her life as a writer and her latest book Wild Lives: Leading Conservationists on the Animals and Planet They Love. Wed. Apr. 19, Noon at Cowgirl, $25 at the door. Email: Jodyville@yahoo.com to reserve your seat
  • Free Little Library at Pasatiempo Senior Center – Bring books to donate to the next SFW2W Luncheon on Apr. 19 or contact Layne Vickers Smith, email santafepotter@comcast.net to schedule a pick up.
  • Today, March 31st, is the LAST DAY to Nominate Ms. Cohen’s Homeschool Classroom for Best Elementary School in Santa Fe at: http://sfreporter.secondstreetapp.com/l/Santa-Fe-Reporters-Best-of-Santa-Fe-2017. Please write them under Best Elementary School if you support individualized, affordable, multicultural, innovative, alternative, supportive, loving multi-age classrooms!

  • Irene Kraas is Currently Reading

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    and loving it! What are you reading and loving? Let me know & I’ll share.


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Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe with photos, quotes and musings. Enjoy!

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Cool Pick of the Week:

  • Free Talk from the Santa Fe Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, entitled “Plants of the Jemez Mountains”, Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, by Dr. Chick Keller, who will discuss his work and show some of the more interesting plants discovered in the Jemez Mountains.

Posts to Share:

  • Last chance to RSVP for Santa Fe Women to Women Luncheon with Guest Speaker, Catherine Fridey,Film Producer/Director, talking about  her latest project, Seagull, a short film she wrote, co-produced, and stars in. Wed. March 22, Noon at Cowgirl, $25 at the door. Email: Jodyville@yahoo.comto reserve your seat
  • Author talk by Heloise Jones, author of The Writer’s Block Myth – A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom  Her book, written for people living in the real world, is a guide like no other out there on the topic of writing and creativity. SW Writers in Albuquerque Tuesday March 21st at 7:00 p.m.
  •  Gerald Hausman, poet and author of more than 70 books for children and adults, will read from his book Island Dreams: Selected Poems, Tuesday, March 28 at SFCC Peterson Student Center, Senior Common room 7 – 9 p.m.

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Sat. May 21, 2016

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe with photos, quotes and musings. Enjoy!!

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Photo credit: Katie Rountree

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“Following Her Own Path”
Acrylic, oil pastel, and graphite on gallery wrapped canvas.
by Santa Fe Artist Katie O’Sullivan
For more images of Katie’s paintings, visit her website:
Katie O’Sullivan Studios


Cool Pick of the Week: 

  • Mindfulness in the Garden – A 12-week class that encourages quiet reflection and mindfulness in the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens. Monday, May 23. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Posts to Share:

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  • Local author Destiny Allison‘s new book The Romance Diet just took the National Indy Excellence Award for best book in the Women’s Issues Category. Click here to buy at our local bookstore, Collected Works.

 

 

 


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Saludos,

Jody

Sat. Mar. 5, 2016

Hello Santa Fe!
Welcome to the Cool List, my blog with musings, quotes, photos, feature stories and postings about goings-on in the community to share.
Provecho!
Jody

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Spring has Sprung!

Thanks Jamie Douglass for sharing your photo of this bright happy potted arrangement from Mad Potter Container Gardens


Cool Pick of the Week:

  • Author Spotlight at the Jean Cocteau Theatre featuring a new series of local and national authors. Mon. Mar. 7 at 7pm $5

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Until next week.

Saludos,

Jody