A Saturday morning list of / musings on happenings of sorts around #Mountainair and environs that I can't get to, but, to be honest, might not if I could. Rambles are defined as moving about aimlessly from place to place.
If I could have, I would have visited Jude at the new Painted Finch Gallery's artist reception in Meadesville PA to see my namesake dolls (the Vanessa Collection) and again at today's Art Walk to see Molly the Artmobile (aRtV) all decked out. (See more about Jude's current and well furnished art world at Arts4Everyone.) Meat world, both locations are equally inaccessible, yet equally accessible in cyberspace.
Jude on gallery (above left): "beautiful…wonderful feel about it…a quietness…to appreciate the artwork"
Back to Mountainair, Sunday is the second and last shot clinic, organized by Jodie Gustin and sponsored by the Town of Mountainair (Animal Shelter). This one is at the Dr Saul Community Center, schedule and details posted on the Town page (link above). Not a weekend item, but important: please remember that GED classes are now available in Mountainair. Support the program by spreading the word. Instructor Cynthia Fonder also welcomes donations of supplies.
Later, further down Broadway, the art council presents a Readers Theater reading, at Mountain Arts on Broadway: Love Letters, a popular but not critically well regarded play by A.R. Gurney. The Outdoor Sculpture project, May 5 kickoff workshop, is of particular interest: updates with pics on workshop and ongoing progress would be most welcome.
Regular on Saturdays, local farmers market and community garden workday (with some gardeners at market, notably Rebecca Lueras and Addie Draper). Despite overlap in schedule, both are manageable (just guessing here in the absence of actual information) since market starts before workday and usually sells out before it is done. Presumably market is now ready to accept WIC. No word yet on Seniors. I am one so care about that, moot point though, what with not getting there. I still care about other local seniors having access. Also this morning, local writing group meets (2nd and 4th Saturdays, 10-11:30am) at Alpine Alley, online the rest of the time. All are on Facebook; none have fixed web pages.
Not limited to Mountainair or even this corner of the space time continuum, rambles, include equally ancient (Smyrna, Greece, Rome, Alexandria) and medieval worlds as well as the contemporary. Poetry, books, higher education issues, opinions, ideas, language, causes and sundry oddities (filed under peculiarosities) to catch up on and share; posts to write and blog on Picnic (now hosting writing resources and related posts), NewFac, CWL, the ever eclectic and snarky contrary flâneuse (another rambler recently joined by places along the way) and others. Add online courses (learning never sleeps), interest groups, ESL help board and study group to keep up with.
Blogosphere notes: for now, community garden reports, updates, etc. post on the iCreate page, a joint custody arrangement, along with gardening, locavore, sustainability and related posts. I also have a mailbox full of gardening links and a feed reader overflowing with the same plus more feeds carrying farmers markets stories from across the country and around the world. Posts about and links to farmers market stories share on Facebook at Mountainair Online and iCreate, sometimes tagged to garden or market and occasionally "scoop't" on to market to market. Last year's mission statement (with Monty Python video) could use an update but is still a fair guide to what goes where.
In closing and off in another direction (rambles are like that) Classical words of the Day (rarely reposted but always fun)
dubium: doubt: noun.
dictātūra, ae, f.The office of a dictator, dictatorship— Charlton T. Lewis @LewisandShort) June 09, 2012
nanciscor, nactus and nanctusto get, obtain, receive a thing (esp. by accident), to meet with, stumble on, light on— Charlton T. Lewis (@LewisandShort) June 08, 2012
On the Greek side:
προσέτῑ prosétiπροσέτῑ, Adv. over and above, besides— Henry George Liddell (@LiddellandScott) June 09, 2012
ἐμβριμάομαι ~ c. aor. Med. et Pass., snort in,2. of persons, to be deeply moved, τῶι πνεύματι
II.admonish urgently, rebuke— Henry George Liddell (@LiddellandScott) June 08, 2012