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Happy Febrrrrruary!

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

Mother Nature is So Cool


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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Sweater Season is Here!

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

Cool Three-Women Show


Divas in Danger
“Escape, Betrayal & Budget Plastic Surgery”
Fri. Oct. 12 @ 8pm
Railyard Performing Arts Center, 1611 Paseo de Peralta
Tickets normally $20, but say you SAW IT ON THE COOL LIST & get in for $15

Cool Picks for the Week

  • Mark Your Calendars for our next 100 Women Who Care meeting, Wed. Nov. 7th at 6pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. The deadline to nominate your favorite non-profit & put their name in the hat is Oct. 24. Email Katie with your nomination.
  • BE A HONEY & LEARN THE BUZZ ON BEES – Register now for Oct 20 Workshop. Be an apiarist for the day by learning about some of New Mexico’s 500 species of bees, including HONEY BEES! You will learn about bee artistry by studying their honeycomb, how they live their lives and how we need them in our environment. This one day class will fill you in on everything “bees” from plants to pollination, hives, gardens and how to increase their populations and attract them to your garden. – Lunch will be a creative mix of bee reliant fruits and vegetables along with a full meal and tasting, selecting and pairing various local honeys. Takeaways: Using a combination of materials, you will assemble your own native bee house and make a pair of hand dipped beeswax candles. $100 per person. Questions and Registration: epremack@gmail.com
  • Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall, Sat. Oct. 13 at 2pm, SITE Santa Fe, Marlene Nathan Meyerson Auditorium, FREE
    SITE Santa Fe and New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence team up to present a town hall meeting on gun violence prevention, in collaboration with For Freedoms. Across the country, For Freedoms is helping to organize a 50 state initiative to advocate civic participation through town halls on topics affecting our country.
    Moderated by Mayor Alan Webber
    — Brian Egolf, New Mexico House Majority Leader
    — Lt. Michelle Williams, Santa Fe Police Department
    — Sheila Lewis, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Santa Fe Safe
    — Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence
    — Carolyn “Bentli” VeneKlasen, Gun Violence survivor
    — Sophie Lussiez and Brannon Selestewa, Student activists on Gun Violence Prevention
  • You’re invited to “EFT Tapping for Emotional Balance” with Andi Sutherland.  If you find that you’re on an emotional roller coaster right now and your emotions are often awry, please join us for an evening of EFT Tapping to help you return to a state of emotional well-being.  We’ ll meet on Wednesday, October 17 at the Unitarian Universalist Building (at the corner of Barcelona and Galisteo) in the Library from 7:00 – 8:30. There’s a suggested donation of $15. Tapping in a group is powerful and fun, and no prior experience is necessary. You’ll leave with a tool you can use any time to help soothe your emotions. Please call Andi at 505-310-1465 to RSVP (if possible) and for more information. www.andisutherland.com
  • Want to be a mentor? Inspire Santa Fe wants to connect Santa Fe high school student with mentors for the school year. For more information contact director, Todd Lopez at toddlopez@seednm.org 505-231-5484 They have more than 100 students hoping to be matched with a wonderful mentor. Here is the list: (you will notice many of the fields are recurring because they have more than one student interested in that field):Mechanics
    Social Justice / Environmental Law
    Chemistry / Photography
    Constitutional Law / Theoretical Physics
    Electrical Engineering / Computers
    Computer Programming / Italian
    Law / Soccer
    Drawing / Painting / Photography
    Alzheimers, Astronomy, Astrology, Global Cultures, Community Service, Biofuels, Medicine, Psychology, Sustainability
    Audio Production / Japanese
    Anesthesiology / Lawyer / Marketing And Advertising
    Creative Novel Writing / Culinary/cooking
    Law / Computer Programming
    Theater / Archaeology
    Financial Services / Investments
    Computer Programming
    Medical / Women’s Health
    Screen Writing, Film / Film Making
    Nutrition / Health
    Vet / Animal Care
    Medical / Nurse
    Computer Engineering / Piano / Neurology
    Film / Visual Or Performing Arts
    Leadership / Education
    Baking / Cooking
    Business, Fashion Design, Fashion Psychology, Computer
    Filmmaking, Film Creative Writing, Screen Writing, Drawing, Painting
    Cooking, Drawing Forensics, Piano
    Auto Mechanics / Repair
    B & W Photography
    Master Motor Builder
    Programming, Theater Lighting Fantasy World Building, Creative Writing
    Architecture / Construction
    Creative Writing
    Computer Sciences (hardware And Software Engineer) Computer Code (website Or Personal Program Design)
    Baking / Culinary
    Forensic Science Dark Room Photography
    Body Painting / Drawing
    Astronomy / Engineering
    Anything In Medicine – Veterinarian, Emt, Surgery, Etc. / Korean
    Ski/Bike Design Action/Nature Cinematography
    Computer Programming Video Game Design, Japanese, Programming, Architecture
    Registered Nurse Landscape Or Portrait Photography In Black And White
    Architecture / Engineering
    Contemporary Dance / Ballet
    Business (Peyote Bird Design)
    Guitar / Music
    Social Justice / Art
    Mechanical Engineering Music Recording/ Live Performances
    Creativity For Peace (I’d Like To Compare/combine) FIrst Responder EMT, Firefighter, Paramedic
    Kung Fu / Japanese
    Different Genre Painting; Medicine: Pediatrician Medicine: Obstetrician / Action Photography
    Biomedical Engineering/robotics, Automechanics/car/engine Building Making+selling Jewelry For Fundraising, Encryption Programming, Computer Repair
    Immigration Law
    Astronomy, Pediatrics, Surgery In Veterinary,
    Hip Hop Dance / Digital Art
    Composing Piano/violin/orchestra / Urban Studies
    Sports Medicine
    Pediatrics / Oncology
    Photography / Doctor
    Stock Trading / Investments
    Baseball / Engineering
    Horses / Photography
    Photography / Basketball
    Jewelry Design
    Social Justice Immigration Law
    Animal Care / Vet
    Animal Care / Lawyer
    Architect, Engineer, Astronomy
    Photography / Make Up Artist
    Criminal Law
    Soccer, Medicine,Radiology Leadership,photography
    Surgery / Medical
    Doctor / Medical
    Patchwork Quilting
    Forensic Science Technicians / Architecture
    Animal Care / Medical
    Medical Nurse
    Debate, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis Photography, Comedy
    Health Care / Nurse
    Business Of Running A Business
    I Would Like To Learn About How You Can Turn Art Into A Career How To Build A Business
    Math / Physics
    Early Childhood Education / Criminal Justice
    Medical / Psychology
    Forensic Pathologists Urban Dance/choreography
    Law, Math, Science, Arts Engineering, Science Hiking, Going Outdoors, Video Games Learning New Things, Being Challenged
    Filmmaking / Fencing
  • 50 Shades of Green: Medical Cannabis in Israel. Dr. Nirit Bernstein, leading expert licensed to study medical cannabis in Israel, describes how Israel went from innovative regulations to breakthrough uses of cannabis. What are the secrets of cannabis? Why must it be consumed naturally as a plant material? Why, despite its medicinal properties, is it still considered a dangerous drug? What is its potential for finding cures for serious diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and multiple sclerosis? Temple Beth Shalom, Sat, Oct 13, 7:30pm
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival runs Oct. 17 – 21 – more info here

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