Here’s the Arts Alliance calendar for August 27-September 10, 2009. I stopped posting this link for a while because the arts council was also forwarding the whole long calendar email to members. Then I thought about the underlying message to readers who are not arts council members. So here it is again – with a subject to let you know what it is before opening and in a form that won’t clog your mailbox.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
@tamrahays: overheard at sunflower festival: "I heard that 10,000 people are expected today." - "no, that's 10,000 sunflowers." - "nope, 10,000 sunflower seeds."
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Because today, August 24th, is my birthday today and, despite Scots patrynomic (Crary from MacQuarrie), I am more Welsh than not and than anything else. Way too few candles on the cake though. My mother a talent for unusual birthday cakes (loud, colorful, original) would have like it. No doubt, she would have altered the design by having the dragon fry St George to a crisp.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Manzano Mountain Arts Council (MMAC)
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
There's still room to enroll in the Sunflower Poetry Writing Workshop!
Coming to the Poets & Writers Picnic at the Mountainair Sunflower Festival?Make it a full 3 days of poetry by signing up for the 5th Annual Sunflower Poetry Workshop held Thursday August 20 thru Saturday August 22nd at the Shaffer Hotel in
Explore poetry of place in workshop sessions, experiencing and writing at and about special places on your self-directed “poet’s tour” of Mountainair and at Gran Quivira – ancient city, pre-Columbian trading center, Pueblo community, Spanish mission, abandoned ruins.
Special guest faculty this year is Gary Mex Glazner, a favorite son, sorely missed in
Sunflower Poetry Workshop activities include plein air poetry session and at Gran Quivera, one of the Salinas Pueblo Mission Ruins, campfire storytelling at the Shaffer, and poets tours of Mountainair.
Links (online at Google Docs, login with Google or Open ID)
- Sunflower Festival Program
- Poets & Writers Picnic Schedule
- Picnic and Workshop flyer
- Sunflower Writing Workshop Brochure
Fees: Workshop registration is $125 - for writing sessions only, lodging and meals not included. Local lodging information.
Contact: Workshop Director Dale Harris, email email@example.com or call 505-242-4930 for more information and to enroll.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
September is the time of year that we here at the newspaper do one of my favorite things....put together our Community Assets special section....For each of the past three years, Community Assets has featured a handful of people who have gone above and beyond everyday life to volunteer time and effort for the betterment of our community....To nominate someone, write us a paragraph or more about why you think that person is a Community Asset. (read guidelines and complete article at link below)
Now Seeking Some Local Superheroes
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Saturday, August 8, 2009
August 7, 2009 - There is a circus at the rodeo grounds. Yesterday, we saw one llama and one pony. Today we saw two goats and two dogs. Over at the historic [?] Alpine Alley cafe we heard a rumor that there might also be a tubful of snakes. Sounds like fun.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The Annual Music Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park, this Friday through Sunday features a Barn Dance Friday night and 22 shows on two stages over two days. This is the East/West Mountains/Estancia Valley's biggest music event of the year.
This year, the Town of Edgewood is holding its celebration concurrently, on Saturday, August 8. Events include a parade, fun run, live bands, great food, and a business expo. Events will be held around the town, and there will be tenth anniversary cake, reptiles, Adopt-A-Pet, and Library Buy-A-Book. Fireworks are scheduled for 9 p.m. at Rich Ford.
For more information (including particular on booth & vendor space), contact the Edgewood Chamber at 505-286-2577.
Ready... Set... Wait For It!
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Monday, August 3, 2009
Animal Rescue Shelter Challenge - the Animal Shelter placed #67 nationally and #2 (out of 133) in NM. So we didn't win the $1,000 state grant: we did good and fed a lot of animals in shelters.
Gearing up for Sunflower
It's getting to be that time of year... sunflower time. See the new header picture? It's a reminder that Sunflower does not happen magically. Help needed for set up (8 am) and take down (4:30 pm).
Want that blank looking header picture to turn into this? Contact Ray Terhorst, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to volunteer. No Virginia, there are no Sunflower Elves to come out in the middle of the night to set up the festival for beer & biscochitos (which is what I think NM elves would prefer to cookies and milk), so put your name down to pitch in.
Mountainair Web 2.0: not just town tweets and blogs, there are two new Mountainair groups on Facebook: Mountainair New Mexico and Chamber of Commerce, both started and administered by George Hewett. If you have a Facebook account, next time checking in, click the "Groups" icon at the bottom of the page. The groups page show groups your friends belong to. You can also do a search for Mountainair groups. Facebook and Mountainair presence there is a topic worth a separate post... and in the works...
Not just Mountainair
Arts Alliance's Something to Do Calendar available online. Although primarily about Albququerque arts & culture events, there are TWO Mountainair listings in this issue: one for Sunflower / Poets & Writers Picnic and another for The LAND's outdoor art site in Mountainair
The July 24 low-power broadcast of the Corona Parade by KXNM, 88.7 FM, was used by the KXNM Community Foundation to promote the new station. The Foundation plans to do the same for other county events, including the Sunflower Festival.
Confused about August 8, Route 66, Run, Rally & Rock in Edgewood? Can't find an online calendar listing or link to a page for it? Nothing on either town page and just a small banner on the chamber page? Yes Virginia, there is Run Rally Rock and it will be August 8th in Edgewood. The confusion may stem from its decidedly multiple personality.
According to the NM Tourism and Magazine online calendars, there is a Route 66, Run, Rally, Rock and a Town of Edgewood Tenth Anniversary Celebration and a Music Festival Weekend and a Chuckwagon Sunset Supper with Music (not just August 8 but every Saturday through Labor Day)
That's four separate events - no single unified event identity or online location for it. There may even be more. For more information about the first two, contact Roger Holden, email@example.com, 505-286-4518. Town of Edgewood website. The second two events have web space at Wildlife West, which is organizing and hosting both. Contact Roger Alink, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-281-7655
Also at Town Council: recycling station for paper and aluminum cans at MAC; funds raised to go to making repairs on the swimming pool to bring it up to code (in case you too have been wondering WHY we have a pool but no one is swimming in it).
Much talk of and reference to NM Lodgers Tax but little specific reference to actual details of Statute, excepting of course inaccurately and out of context.
Future blog topic: post relevant passages from actual code and perhaps connect to specific misinterpretations, i.e. Ray's egregious claims on behalf of MMAC, the Sunflower Festival and Turner Inn
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Treat your visual apparatus to more photos by stuckincustoms (Trey Ratcliffe, who describes himself as "gentleman explorer transported from the old world to a new age") and at his wide ranging & award winning travel photoblog.