Saturday, November 17, 2012

#Mountainair on a Saturday morning, an annual Fair, the weekend

…an appropriate occasion to think about building community, including sustainability, local development, shopping local, sharing information and networks…and, of course, both holidays and the perennial weekend question: what is there to do? I'm still trying to download Lenora Romero's Christmas Fair Seed flyer to post... going on 4th try. Then I'll post it on the iCreate page. In the meantime, other reminders and musings...more on the networks another time…

Announcing the local is a community good 
...that includes meetings, business specials, news and announcements, yard sales, fund raisers, calendar information, workshops and classes, MPS school news, events and activities of community interest. All are welcome to post them directly on the Mountainair Online (Facebook) or tag the page when posting to another. Mountainair Announcements, the community blog, also accepts, welcomes, invites community notices. 

Email them to me at vanessa.vaile@yahoo.com. Ready to post message + embedded or attached image = fastest turnaround. Plain text (minus fancy formatting that may not forward well) + image is is a close second. Editing copy takes less time than reformatting, cleaning up garbage code or converting files to a usable format. Links are always a plus. 
New Mexico Centennial, the weekly newsletter is out (but also online). 
Local events are still not being listed on the Centennial calendar. I don't understand why the Town of Mountainair and the local Chamber of Commerce (imo the likeliest candidate, plus the CoC tagline is "Discover Mountainair"?) haven't been. Other groups, businesses and even individuals too. Don't be information silos within the (relatively speaking) larger community, just interested in your own walled garden, others only insomuch as the relate to your own interests. This is about more than the Centennial, a month to go but close to the end of our 2012 calendar. 

Next one then, it's only 100+ years away. Until then, find something for tomorrow on the current calendar
November 13-18, 2012, 8am - 3pm. The Sandhill Crane Festival celebrates cranes with events that include arts and crafts, art shows and music, nature talks and walks, and the chance to see the cranes through high powered binoculars. The art galleries at the center will feature works that reflect the beauty of the bosque and its inhabitants.The Open Space Visitor Center is located at 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, between Montano and Paseo del Norte, at the end of Bosque Meadows Road. Please call (505) 897-8831 for more information
International Folk Art Events: Sunday November 18 at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. 1pm to 4pm. Lace making demonstration with the Enchanted Lace Makers. At 2pm, the music group Slaveya performs a cappella in the exhibition Young Brides, Old Treasures: Macedonian Embroidered Dress. At 3pm, Balkan Dance Band, Goddess of Arno, performs in the auditorium. All by museum admission, New Mexico residents with I.D. free on Sundays; youth 16 & under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members are always free! For more information, visit International Folk Art Museum Calendar
 It's About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New Mexico, ongoing... through Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 10am to 5pm at the New Mexico Museum of Art, traces art in the American Southwest from the earliest Clovis culture to the present. The exhibition and related publication include Native American, Hispanic and European American art. More Info: Dr. Joseph Traugott, (505) 476-5072,

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