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Happy Holidays!

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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

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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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More Holiday Cheer

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Happy Holidays!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • Romeo and Juliet—With a Twist, presented by CYC-ICS Theater Company, Directed by Ben Rountree. Adapted by Acacia Burnham. You are supporting  a student-run, student-acted, student-directed theatre company! New Mexico School for the Arts Theatre —enter at the back of the building 275 E. Alameda St.  Fri. & Sat. Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 pm $5 Students; $10 General Admission, FREE to all NMSA students, teachers & alums.
  • Border Partners Holiday Sale – Gift items created by women who live in the town of Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico, benefit the makers directly. The sale is sponsored by Border Partners, a nonprofit organization based in Deming, NM. A small group of women sew the items in their homes to support themselves and their families; Border Partners then helps them help themselves through efforts including developing jobs and businesses such as the women’s collective. Palomas was devastated by the drug wars of the mid-2000s; many people were killed and most of the town’s residents live in poverty, without clean water, adequate nutrition or good educations. Palomas is located just across the border from Columbus, NM. For more info, visit borderpartners.org. – The sale is at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, Sat, Dec 1 from 1- 5pm
  • Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale – The next generation of Native American artists demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts in the Meem Community Room. New Mexico History Museum, Sat, Dec 1 from 10am – 3pm
  • Create encaustic art with photographs. Make one-of-a-kind personalized Christmas gifts for family, friends or for yourself. For beginners and every level. Bring your own photos or use available image on hand during workshop. Sat, Dec. 1, noon to 3 pm at 7 Arts Gallery, 125 Lincoln Ave. Limited space. Contact Angel Wynn 505-819-1103 or email  for more info or to reserve your spot.
  • World AIDS Day Commemoration by Candlelight – Remember those we’ve lost by heading to the Il Vicino courtyard and hanging with the community.
    Casa España, 321 W San Francisco St., , 5-6pm
  • A Student Panel for New Mexicans Against Gun Violence – Come by & support local high school students who are working on gun violence prevention. Join student seniors Sophie Lussiez and Julia Mazal, as well as a student whose has been victims of gun violence along with Journey Santa Fe Host, Miranda Viscolli. Sun. Dec. 2 at 11 am at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St.
  • Fourth Annual Winter Watershed Benefit for the Santa Fe Watershed Association – Celebrate the season on Sun., Dec. 2nd from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Hotel Santa Fe. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Bid on luxury spa stays, tours, wine tastings, and many other fantastic items during our silent auction. Get tickets here.
  • 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

Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival  The 20th anniversary event will take place on Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy Street) with a fashion show, art exhibits and more. Click here for info.

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Janet O’Neal Studios, exhibiting at Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival this weekend


More Holiday Cheer

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Cool Event

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Plaza Tree Lighting – Fri, Nov 23: Starting at 3 pm, Girl Scouts are on hand to provide cookies and hot chocolate. At 4 pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus show up on a vintage fire truck, and at 4:30 pm, volunteers start lighting 1,000 farolitos. At 6 pm, they flip the switch and light up the trees on the Plaza for the holidays.


Cool Picks for the Week

  • If you were unable to attend the November meeting of  100 Women Who Care please make your checks payable to LIFE CIRCLE NEW MEXICO (which advocates for senior services and elder care in Santa Fe) and mail them to Katie Rountree. Click here if you need Katie’s mailing address.
  • Community Day at the Garden – Get free admission to the garden for New Mexico residents and students (please provide ID, naturally). Santa Fe Botanical Garden
    715 Camino Lejo Fri, Nov 23 from 11am – 3pm
  • Santa Fe Woman’s Club Gift Fair – Shop locally. Find jewelry, ceramics, textiles, recycled accessories, basketry and much more. Fri – Sun Nov 23 – 25 from 10am – 5pm, 1616 Old Pecos Trail
  • Grief and the Holidays, presented by The Transition Network.  Eileen Joyce, a Certified Professional Coach & Grief Recovery Specialist, leads conversation on how to help ourselves& those around us who may be grieving, especially during the holidays. Mon. Nov 26 from 5:45-7:30 pm Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, women 50 & forward welcome. $5.00 suggested donation. For more info: santafechapter@thetransitionnetwork.com
  • Readings in the Library – The college library and its creative writing program host a series of readings featuring faculty and students. Santa Fe Community College
    6401 Richards Ave Thurs, Nov 29 at 5pm

Cool Art Event

Giving Thanks – Smoke Fired & Glazed Platters by Heidi Loewen – Gallery Opening & Reception, 315 Johnson St,  Fri, Nov 23 from 5-8 pm & Sat, Nov 24 from 11-6 pm

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Heidi Loewen  In the Pines
Smoked & Carved Porcelain  D: 30”


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Happy Thanksgiving

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Cool Turkey Treats!

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Cool Picks for the Week

  • If you were unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting of  100 Women Who Care please make your checks payable to LIFE CIRCLE NEW MEXICO(which advocates for senior services and elder care in Santa Fe) and mail them to Katie Rountree. Click here if you need Katie’s mailing address.
  • Adopt-A-Native-Elder Information Session – a nonprofit that supports traditional Diné elders who live in their cultural and spiritual traditions deep on the reservation. The program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric, wood and yarns to help these elders live on the land in their traditional lifestyle. Casa Chimayo 409 W Water St, Sat, Nov 17 at 4:30pm
  • Santa Fe Ski & Board Swap & Sale – Great deals on new & used ski clothing & equipment. Sign up on Friday to sell your used gear for a $2 concession fee per item; 20 percent of sales support the Santa Fe Ski Team. Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Sat, Nov 17 from 9am – 6pm

  • Native Heritage Month Film Screening: New World Rising – This PBS four-part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents. Museum of Indian Arts & Culture $6 – $12 or free with museum admission. Sat, Nov 17 at 1pm
  • Santa Fe Woman’s Club Gift Fair – Holiday shopping locally. Find jewelry, ceramics, textiles, recycled accessories, basketry and so much more.
    Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail Sat & Sun, Nov 24 & 25 from 10am – 5pm

Cool Event

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Meet Santa Fe artist Cheri O’Brien, the featured artist in residence this weekend. She’ll being doing demonstrations & showing her work at Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Fri & Sat. 11/16 & 11/17 from 4-7 pm and Sun 11/18 from noon – 2pm


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No More Election Ads (for a little while)

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Cool Recipe

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No Bake Pumpkin Creme Brulee


Cool Picks for the Week

  • If you were unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting of  100 Women Who Care please make your checks payable to LIFE CIRCLE NEW MEXICO (which advocates for senior services and elder care in Santa Fe) and mail them to Katie Rountree. Click here if you need Katie’s mailing address.
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby Meeting – Learn how CCL is working for climate change solutions that bridge the partisan divide and how you can help the group’s efforts to support the introduction of the carbon fee and dividend bill in Congress. For more info: santafe@citizensclimatelobby.org or 690-2247 Free, Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch, Sat, Nov 10 at 10:00am
  • Household Hazard Waste Amnesty Day – We all know there are restrictions on what you can throw in the trash willy-nilly. Not all of us follow those restrictions, but for anyone who’s actually a good citizen and has a pile of hazardous garbage in your yard or garage just waiting to get tossed, now’s your chance to dispose of it properly for free. (Waste must be in five-gallon or smaller containers.)
    Here’s the kind of stuff you should drop off:
    – Motor oil and antifreeze
    – Paints, Stains Varnishes, Lacquers & Thinners
    – Pesticides & Herbicides
    – Cleaning Products
    – Aerosol Cans
    – Rechargeable Batteries
    – Fluorescent Light Bulbs
    – Televisions (CRT & Flat Screen)
    – Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, etc.
    – Electronic Devices
    – Cellphones
    – Gaming Systems
    Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station, 2600 Buckman Road, 424-1850 ext. 400, Sat, Nov 10 from 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Cranksgiving – This two-wheeled, pedal-powered food drive is part bike ride, part food drive and part scavenger hunt. All you need is a bike, a bag, and a lock. Ride around to nearby grocery stores and get food items on a list (it all goes to the Food Depot), and compare times and distances with your fellow bicyclists for prizes and pride. There’s no entry fee, but be prepared to spend at least $25 on food donations. Back Road Pizza, Sat, Nov 10 at 10:30am
  • Hospice Education Day – Everything you need to know about either caring for someone else, or setting up care for yourself—including bilingual simulcast bilingual presentations on Hospice 101 and medical cannabis and end-of-life care; breakout sessions on underserved communities, grief and loss talking circles, supporting grieving children, plus a meet and greet with local health care and end-of-life service providers. Everyone gets a boxed lunch from Kingston Residence. Space is limited, so reserve your spot at hospiceeducationday@gmail.com. Higher Education Building, Sat, Nov 10 at
    10:00am – 2:30pm
  • Veterans Day Celebration at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture – Celebrate the patriotism and sacrifices of Native American men and women. The Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School dance group performs, and at 2 pm, screen Defending the Fire, a documentary about the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of war through the lens of these cultures, 710 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, Sun, Nov 11 at 11:00am
  • Learn to Meditate – Explore the peace of meditation with teachings, contemplations and discussion, and by meditating on Lamrim, the 21 meditations that can connect us to a profound level of joy and perhaps make our lives more meaningful. Zoetic 230 St. Francis Drive $10, Sun, Nov 11 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Local author of The Fog of Faith, Dr. Leona Stucky can join your Santa Fe book club, please send her an email request. Buy The Fog of Faith at your local bookstore oronline. Also available on Kindle & Audible.

Cool Holiday Gift-Making Idea

Workshops with Artist Angel Wynn Using Photos & Encaustic Wax – Click here to sign up. 3-hours Sessions on Nov 16, 17 & Dec. 1, 3

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Don’t Forget to Vote!

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Voting is Cool

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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 (arrive early to sign in) at the Scottish Rite Temple. If you’d like a tour of the temple come at 5pm. Invite a friend!
  • “Great Read” says Ms. Magazine of local author Dr. Leona Stucky’s book, The Fog of Faith.  Dr. Stucky can join your Santa Fe book club, please send her an email request. Buy The Fog of Faith at your local bookstore or online. Also available on Kindle & Audible.
  • Fixit Clinic, a do-it-together activity where people bring their broken household things and learn how to assess, disassemble, and hopefully repair them instead of sending them to the landfill. For more info: www.fixitclinic.org. Sat., Nov 3, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Make Santa Fe, 2879 All Trades Rd
  • Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit Esperanza Shelter, Sat., Nov 3 from 10 am- 4 pm at Fraternal Order of Police Building, 3300 Calle Maria Luisa.
  • Memory Care Alliance’s Caregiver Education Day – what it means to be a caregiver to someone suffering from memory loss. Speakers include Tom Udall (via video) and author Patricia Conoway, who wrote a memoir about caring for an abused horse and her mother with Alzheimer’s. Email david@memorycarenm.org or call 310-9752 for registration info.
  • Confinement in the Land of Enchantment – hear from the Santa Fe Dreamers Project to learn more about the past, present and future of migrant detention in New Mexico, and have an earnest conversation about issues of citizenship, identity and civil liberties. Santa Fe Public Library LaFarge Branch, Mon, Nov 5 at 4:30pm
  • Taste of Spain dinner at El Meson because: (1) you love Spanish food, wine, and/or El Meson; (2) you love Flamenco; (3) you love supporting incredible local nonprofits that help the underserved; (4) you love connecting people with horses; and/or (5) you love helping people continue to be able to walk. Wed, Nov. 7th, El Meson for a to benefit the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding  (NMCTR)*, a 501(c)(3).
  • Go-VoteElection Day! Tues., Nov 6 – Don’t forget to VOTE!

 

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Happy Cool Halloween

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Cool Art

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Cheri O’Brien Fine Art gallery hosts an eclectic group of talented artists who dabble with skeletons, create scamps and a scallywag or two.  Artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos, the celebration of death and life.  Artists joining Ms. O’Brien are Jennie Cooley, Holly Wood, Kathleen O’Neil, Lisbeth Cort, Wendy Foster and Larry D. Blissett.  618 Canyon Road down Canyon Alley. Show runs through Nov. 12

More Cool Art

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3 Artists @natasha SANTA FE – Leah Siegel: Using older photographs to create a different body of work — obscured, murky and stained with a blood-reddish tone. Joseph Griffo: plaster castings, using graphite and alcohol emulsions to create ancient looking textures, fine etched detail and mysterious markings. Zoe Viles –  photographs of traces in sand left when the tide recedes – a rhythmic, relaxed.


Cool Picks for the Week

  • Mark Your Calendars for our next 100 Women Who Care meeting, Wed. Nov. 7th at 6pm (arrive early to sign in) at the Scottish Rite Temple. If you’d like a tour of the temple come at 5pm. Invite a friend!
  • Mayor Webber signed a Proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness month in Santa Fe. For more info about the proclamation, contact Dr. JoAnne Tucker at hv.psorg@gmail.com
  • New Mexico School for the Arts is proud to present the comedy “You Can’t Take IT With You”  Fri. Oct. 26th and Sat. Oct. 27th at 7pm. Tickets $10.00 for adults & $5.00 for students – available at the door. 275 E. Alameda Street
  • Comedy Show & ImproveA Quinn Fontaine Experience, with Bella Gigante, Special Guest Hostess with the Mostess. Featuring: Lisanne Cole, Quinn Fontaine, Catherine Lynch, Craig Thomas McAdams, Susan Mele & Peter Sills. 7:30pm Fri. Oct. 26 at CENTER STAGE 505 Camino De Los Marquez
  •  Creative Adventures in the CommunitySolace Crisis Treatment Center’s 46th Anniversary Celebration. Wear your favorite team jersey. Bring your grill. Pony rides for kids. Speed Silent Auction. Concessions open. Sat. Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds
  • Dia de los Muertos Mariachi Benefit Concert – Traditional Mexican music by Lone Piñon, dance performances by Ballet Folklorico de Santa Fe, and mariachi music by Mariachi Sonidos Del Monte. All ticket sales benefit the Playschool of the Arts, dedicated to the development of young children ages 2 to 4. Lensic Performing Arts Center, $20 – $40, Sun, Oct 28 at 2:pm
  • Dia de los Muertos Public Celebration – Decorate sugar skulls (calaveras de azure), make paper altars (nichos) and experience calavera face painting. Sample traditional Mexican treats and listen to Los Flores del Valle musical performance. Come dressed as a calaca (skeleton). Bring flowers, candles and/or a memento to add to our community altar. Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, Sun, Oct 28, 1- 4pm
  • Haunted Jemez – Cañon resident Sharon Chism’s roughly half-acre of private property features several spooky scenes outdoors—take a walk around and check out almost two dozen animated and non animated creatures on a circular path. There’s a Western scene, English graveyard, witch’s tea party, werewolves, zombies, Hearse, caskets, mausoleum and plenty more. It’s located on Highway 485—that’s on the way to the Gilman Tunnels, for those who like to take mini-road trips to cool Northern New Mexico destinations. Once you turn off Highway 4 to get on Highway 485, drive about 3 miles until you see a line of pumpkins near a graveyard on the right, and you’ve made it. For Halloween, Chism offers hot dogs, chips, drinks and s’mores around a campfire. Of course, candy will be handed out to all the trick or treaters. Wed, Oct 31, 10am – 10pm
  • Fundraiser for Coming Home Connection: Food, drinks, silent auction, film screening & mariachi singers Thurs. 11/1 from 5:30 – 8pm $35. 505-988-2468

Cool Halloween Treat

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Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats – recipe here


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