Autumn Skies & Pumpkin Pies

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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.
  • A Couple of Spots Still Available for 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
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival runs now thru Oct. 21 – more info here
  • Hiro’s Table showing at CCA/The Screen as part of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival by film maker Lynn Hamrick, who lives in Taos. Dates are Fri. Oct. 19 at 2pm and Sun. Oct. 21 at 2:40pm.
  • Quilt Fiesta Santa Fe – a stunning show of quilts on display, some for sale, as well as 20 vendors selling quilting fabric, notions, buttons, rubber. stamps, sewing machines and sewing tables. Also a gift shop of hand made placemats, bags, quilts, table runners etc. Fri. Oct. 19 & Sat. Oct. 20 at the SF Convention Center.
  • The New Mexico School for the Arts presents Cinematic Mime Fri. Oct. 19 at 7pm & Sat. Oct. 20th at 2pm. Tickets at the door $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.
  • Hunt for Red Rocktober river clean-up on Sat. Oct. 20 at Alto Park Picnic Area from 10am – noon. Find the Red Rocks in the River (as you pick up trash) & be entered in drawing for prizes. More info at Santa Fe Watershed Association
  • Let’s Grow: Compost Clinic – Learn how to compost your yard and food waste in a hands-on clinics that teaches proper techniques for building a thermal pile, turning, finishing and screening compost. Bring hats, gloves, study shoes, water and a pitchfork if you have one. Presented by the Santa Fe Compost Action Team (SCAT) of the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association. Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, Sat, Oct 20 from 9 – 11am – Free
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    Cheri O’Brien Fine Art at 618 Canyon Rd. 

    Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out – 10th annual event in which artists set up easels outside and paint. Lunchtime parade too.  Sat. Oct. 20 10am – 5pm For more info visitcanyonroad.com

  • Tech Talk: Free Online Learning Opportunities – Explore online learning opportunities available through the Santa Fe Public Library and beyond, including Great Courses, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and Brainfuse. Participants are welcome to bring smartphones, tablets or laptops to follow along. Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch, Mon, Oct 22 at 10:30am


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A Souper Weekend!

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Cool Art

Meet Irene Owsley, artist-in-residence, at Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, & see her stunning photography, 4-7 pm Jan. 26 & Jan 27

Cool Pick of the Week

SoupThe 24th annual Souper Bowl, a benefit event for The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico’s food bank, goes down in all its liquid-food glory. Your vote decides which of our community’s finest restaurants has the best soups in Santa Fe. Thirty local restaurants will compete in one the following categories – Best Cream Soup, Best Savory Soup, Best Seafood Soup, Best Vegetarian Soup – with all restaurants competing for the Best Soup. It’s soup. Soup!

If you get sick of soup, you can also get desserts, snacks, Starbucks coffee, and have the opportunity purchase cookbooks from area chefs. All proceeds from the event go directly to feeding Northern New Mexicans in need. Sat, Jan. 27 from 12:00pm – 2:30pm $30 Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St.

Cool Posts You’ve Shared

  • Film & Speaker: A screening of Merci Congo, about the conflict minerals trade in East Congo and the amazing activists who are working to change the situation there. Neema Namadamu, one of the activists featured in the film, will speak about her work empowering women in the region and changing the paradigm there through grassroots organizing. This event is free and open to the public. Donations
    gratefully accepted. RSVP requested to admin@studiocentersf.org  Fri. Jan. 26 at 6pm at The Studio Center of Santa Fe (formerly Warehouse 21)
  • New Mexico School for the Arts is seeking donations for their Feb. 10th Rummage Sale.  They are seeking donations in very good, working condition of: Furniture, Household items, Tools, Clothing (washed and on hangers), Musical instruments, Books, CDs.  The drop-offs at Sanbusco (in the former Borders) start today and here are the dates/times:
    1/26/18 9:30am-1:00pm
    1/27/18 10:30am-1:00pm
    2/2/18   9:30am-1:00pm
    2/3/18  10:30am-2:00pm
    2/8/18  9:30-1:00pm
    2/9/18  9:30-1:00pm
    For more info on the Rummage Sale, contact Leslie Slavin at amazingandtrue@live.com
  • League of Women Voters – Get help from the Santa Fe County chapter of the nonpartisan nonprofit to learn all about ranked-choice voting, figure out where to vote, and then register to do so, if you haven’t already. Fri. Jan. 26, 3-5 pm at Devargas Mall
  • 100 Kids Who Care in Santa Feinaugural meeting Sat. Jan 27, 2-3pm for grades 8th – 12th at The Studio Center of Santa Fe (formerly Warehouse 21)
  • Textilians of Santa Fe is featuring Mary Littrell, co-author of Embroidering at the Boundaries with Rangina Hamidi, about the life-changing embroidery and community-building work of Afghan women, with a focus on a particular group. Jan 28, 2pm, at the Wheelwright Museum Library.
  • 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe Next Meeting – Wed. Feb. 7, from 6-7 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple

Other Coolness



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