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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

    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.


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
    Retro Watering Can

    “Retro Watering Can” acrylic on canvas by Bette Yozell, studio 22 on tour


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    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

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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 Holidays!


Cool Picks for the Week

  • Adelante Winter Fundraiser – The Santa Fe Public Schools’ Adelante Program for disadvantaged and homeless youth hosts great Latin music from Nosotros, an arts and crafts fair, silent auction, raffle, ugly sweater contest, and a special flight of winter-warmer brews. All proceeds will be used to support students and families experiencing homelessness. Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery, $10 – $20, Fri, Dec 7 from 6 – 9pm
  • Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble: Songs of Hope and Light –  brings together music inspired by overriding Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” In addition, they perform beloved Christmas carols from all over the world, as well as non-religious about hope persisting in winter, to provide a total expression of Dec. Loretto Chapel, $10 – $35, Fri, Dec 7 at 6:30pm – tix here
  • Mandala Construction Opening Ceremony – The monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery construct a sand mandala by pouring colored sand into place over a period of nine days. They are creating a Green Tara, who is called upon for protection, health, happiness, wisdom, abundance and success, and is the female manifestation of enlightenment.  Their work concludes with a closing ceremony and destruction of the mandala on Dec. 16. Institute of American Indian Arts, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Sat, Dec 8 at 10am
  • Los Alamos WinterFest – Head northward for a family-oriented holiday event featuring a bunch of fun stuff: North Pole Workshop, Breakfast with Santa; the Fuller Lodge Open House, the Earth Treasure Show, Main Street Holiday Lights Parade and the tree lighting at Ashley Pond. Sat. & Sun. Dec, 8 & 9 Get the full schedule at LosAlamosMainStreet.com/Events/WinterFest.
  • New Mexico Children’s Foundation Holiday Tea – Two seatings (11 am and 2 pm) provide ample opportunity to enjoy a relaxing tea before the holiday rush. Tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, sweets and tea or coffee are all on offer. Hats and gloves are optional (if you want to be extra posh), and men are encouraged to attend. Proceeds benefit the New Mexico Children’s FoundationHotel St. Francis, $60 Sat, Dec 8
  • Kindred Spirits Animal Sanctuary Holiday Party -KSAS is dedicated to providing end-of-life care and hospice for older, unwanted dogs, horses, and poultry in a peaceful and serene sanctuary setting. Tour the sanctuary and visit with our senior animals; take part in a meditation and traditional candle lighting. Enjoy vegan refreshments and hot cider. Bring a friend; the sanctuary’s senior dogs will greet you with happy smiles and wagging tails. 3749-A Hwy. 14, Sat, Dec 8 from 3:30 – 6:30pm
  • The next CASA First Judicial Volunteer Advocate Training is in January – Get in touch if you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help break the cycle of abuse and neglect in our communities.

Cool Event


Light Among the Ruins – More than 1,500 farolitos light up the Giusewa Pueblo and San Jose de los Jemez Mission ruins in Jemez in what may be the most beautiful event in New Mexico all season. Bundle up, arrive early (it gets crowded), stroll the grounds, enjoy Native dances and music around bonfires, get some hot chocolate and shop an artisans market. The Jemez Valley High School band performs intermittently as well. Judging by how popular this has been in years past, the site is now staggering admission times, so get your entry-specific ticket ASAP. Jemez Historic Site, $5 – $10, Sat, Dec 8 from 5 – 9pm – tix here

Holiday Fashion Show

Make your reservations early email or call 505-982-0883

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

Cool Art

White Horse, Oil on Canvas by Kiki Martinez       click here for purchase information

Cool Pick of the Week

Author Talk Presented by the Lannan Foundation
In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom with Nancy MacLean & Greg Grandin – click here for bios
Wed. Mar 7 at 7:00 pm Lensic Performing Arts Center. Ticket info here.

Cool Posts

  • 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe  Here’s an update on donations collected from our Feb. 7th meeting: $10,416 for SFPS Adelante, $5,225 for Reading Quest & $600 for S.E.E.D.S makes a grand total of $16,241 for three great non-profits in Santa Fe! Thank you members for being a part of this wonderful group! We together are truly making a difference in Santa Fe.
  • 100 Kids Who Care in Santa Fe is looking student liaisons at each of the high schools in Santa Fe to help build the group by announcing the meetings, putting up flyers and encouraging fellow students to attend. There are only 2 meetings left for this school year: Sat. Mar. 31 and Sat. Apr. 21. If you know of a student who would be interested in being a part of the founding board and representing their school, please contact Coco Randolph. FYI  For the meetings kids bring $5 to $20 ($5 = 1 vote) and support local non-profits. Together kids can make a difference too!
  • Customer Appreciation Day at Santa Fe Ski Basin – discounts on lift tickets, food & drinks + live music. Fri. Mar. 2
  • Veterans for Peace: My Lai Memorial Exhibit, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe – In an exhibit up through the weekend, honor the tragic impact of our military actions on the people of Vietnam. 555 Camino de la Familia
  • Support New Mexico School for the Deaf‘s study-abroad programming in Peru by eating as much soup as you possibly can and bid at the silent auction. The Connor Gym on the school’s campus. Wed. Mar. 7 @ 5:00 pm – 1060 Cerrillos Road

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