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“100 Women Who Care” awarded $113,000 pesos to Escuela de Educacion Especial for the hearing impaired in January, and will meet again April 17 at the Rosewood beginning at 3:30 p.m.  For more information, email [email protected].

“El Charco” will host a spring equinox concert entitled Baroque on the Rocks, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Canyon for $180 pesos.  Discounts will be available for students and members. For more information, contact [email protected]


Jewish Community and Cultural Center will have musical Kabbalat Shabbat services called First Friday…Live March 3 and April 7 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Las Moras 47 at the corner of Cinco de Mayo in Colonia Guadiana. Services will be led by Maxine Graboyes, an experienced cantorial soloist who had a distinguished vocal career on Broadway. Joining her will be Judith Jenya, former director of a large Reform synagogue.

Lifelong Learning will host a lecture on Media and Mediocrity February 22 from 4 – 5:30 with a wine reception following for $250 pesos at the Instituto.  For more information, see http://instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program and/or contact Pat Hall at [email protected].

San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will have a discussion panel on Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything”, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. The movie of her book will be screened February 18 at 12:30 with the filmmaker and Klein in attendance for only $10 USD. Gail Sheehy, author of the book Passages, will present on a panel about Special Challenges of Memoir Writing February 17 at 11 a.m.

Intensive workshops on Grammar for Writers, The Art of Character, Journaling as Creative Discovery, Opening to the Heart of Poem, The Nuts and Bolts of Creative Nonfiction, How to Edit What you Write, Writing the Unreliable Narrator, the Character of Crime Fiction, Screenwriting, Marketing Your Book, Travel Writing, and Finding the Power of Real Life Stories will take place February 18 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The annual Fiesta will be February 17 at 8 p.m. for $60 USD.

The Storytelling Festival will be February 19 from 2-3:30 for $25 USD.

Makers: Once and For All, the largest collection of women’s stories ever collected on video, will be shown February 18 at 3 p.m. with the filmmaker in attendance for $10 USD.

All events will be at the Hotel Real de Minas. For tickets and additional information, go to SanMiguelWritersConference.org

“Ser Mujer” will present a panel of women (two Mexican and two non-Mexican) who have taken risks in their life and succeeded March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Biblioteca. If you are one of these women or would like more information, contact Trish Snyder at [email protected].

Traveling Tutus has assorted hip hop costumes to give away.  For more information, contact [email protected].

US Library of Congress’ National Library Service offers free audio books for those who have difficulty reading books or newspapers. For more information, contact Pamela Brown at [email protected].

“Via Organica” will have a free Live Spirulina Ancestral Superfood for Modern Life workshop February 23 from 4 – 6 p.m.  In addition, it will have a Cultivate your Food with Bio-intensive Methods workshop February 25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for $700 pesos. For locations and additional information, contact them at 152 8042 or 121 0540 and see viaorganica.org and officials at Margarito Ledesma 2 in Colonia Guadalupe.

Volunteer News

Jóvenes Adelante” seeks volunteers in marketing and fundraising. For more information, contact President Robin Loving at 112 3413 in SMA, 925 476 8117 (US/Canada) and/or [email protected].

Rural Education Institute is seeking free housing for international male and female interns aged 20 – 23 March 1 – May 20. Accommodations needs to include bathroom, kitchen access, and Wi-Fi in a safe neighborhood in the city and near transportation. For more information, go to RuralEdMexico.org and contact Kathy Gregg at 124 1357 or 154 6405 in SMA, 704 900 4487 from the US, and [email protected].

Sociedad Protectora de Animales is seeking items for their spring garage sale.  For more information, contact Christina at [email protected]

 This information is published as a public service courtesy of San Miguel Times

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