By Meredith Hughes

For many Americans, September 11 is not just an ordinary day in the month, alas. In 2001, nineteen men hijacked planes and flew them into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in Manhattan, plus the Pentagon, and were foiled by heroic passengers from blasting into the White House or the Capitol. That plane landed in a field. Fifteen of the hijackers were Saudi Arabians, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon. None from Iraq or Afghanistan. Much to explore from the 9/11 Museum in New York. See http://www.911memorial. org/learn/resources/digital-exhibitions

FYI. Corrales author Patricia Walkow produced a book titled New Mexico Remembers 9/11, which came out October 13, 2020 via Artemesia Publishing.

Consider getting out to the State Fair this month to eat pie and forget about floods/fires/wars/Covid et al…..

Visit the websites of your favorite museums, galleries or organizations to check opening times and new regulations. Published the first issue of the month, What’s On? invites suggestions one week before the publication date. corralescomment@gmail.com

  • Xeric Garden Club, September 11, 10 a.m. Taking Care of the Winter Landscape, with state horticulturalist, Marisa Thompson. A free event. ABQ Garden Center, Piñon Room, 10120 Lomas Boulevard NE. 
  • The NM State Fair runs through September 29, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Seniors and kids 5-12 pay $8; adults are $12. New this year: “MindWorks! is a 6,000 square foot exhilarating attraction featuring a collection of giant classic games, construction zone and bubble arena, puzzles and brain teasers, as well as toddler area that will tease and challenge minds of all ages. Many of the displays in this fun and interactive exhibit are STEM/STEM-based and involve critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.” More on special attractions  can be found at https://statefair.exponm. com/p/things-to-do/spectaculars.    Buy tickets  at https://statefair.exponm.com/ p/buy-tickets
  • Constitution Day 2021: New Mexico’s Journey to Statehood, September 17, a free Zoom presentation by the NM Humanities Council, 12:30 p.m. The discussion will be led by Rick Hendricks, state historian emeritus, and will be followed by a Q & A session. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-day-2021-new-mexicos-journey-to-statehood-tickets-168456930213
  • Art Exhibit. NM Landscapes, is the current exhibit at Open Space. Artist Gwen Entz Peterson works predominantly with serigraphy (also known as silkscreen).  Since 1973, Peterson has worked on images great and small. The body of her work is predominantly contemporary landscape, but sometimes also is totally abstract. The exhibit runs through September 18. Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors.
  • Placitas Garden Tour, its fifth annual, is on September 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven gardens, plus three painters and a bronze sculptor, a glass mosaic artist, a welding sculptor, and a weaver all creating their works in the 2021 gardens.  Buy your tickets online here or via the merchants mentioned: https://placitasgardentour.com/tickets/
  • A Shakespeare play or two took a bow in Santa Fe at the Botanic Garden last month and other plays are on stage again in Albuquerque. Vortex Theatre opens its seventh year of outdoor summer Shakespeare with free performances of Hamlet and Twelfth Night O Lo Que Quieras. This year 15 performances will take place at the NM Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, through September 19. Twelfth Night will be presented at the Open Space Visitors Center September 10. 6500 Coors.
  • Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, on exhibit through September 26 at the Albuquerque Museum. Take a meditative stroll through this exhibition —the “group” came together in Taos in 1938, “to discuss and perpetuate an alternative to the social realism and homespun Americana that had been promoted by Regionalism and the Ash Can school.” While the artists involved kept working, Agnes Pelton having moved to California, the group itself disbanded after the Second World War. 2000 Mountain.

Did You Know?

El Palacio, the magazine of the Museum of New Mexico, is the oldest museum magazine in the U.S. Its current issue, Fall 2021, features the building of the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, and all issues from 2014 to today are available online here: https://www.elpalacio.org/

In Corrales

  • Corrales Art and Studio Tour, September 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See https://tinyurl.com/b2nwmu9j Scroll down to view maps, artist locations.
  • Corrales Harvest Festival, September 25 and 26. All day, both days, throughout the Village. Hootenanny at night on Saturday, featuring Bad Habit and the Enablers, from 7 to 10 p.m. At Old Church, both days 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Heart of Corrales Fiesta, featuring pie, quilt raffle, photo ops, and kiddie stuff. Admission? If you’re 12 and under, free! Otherwise, $10. Get tickets here: https://www.corralesharvestfestival.com/admissions/
  • Corrales Arts Center announces “Got Art, Corrales.” September 11, from 5 -7 p.m.  “Each ticket holder is guaranteed the opportunity to select a piece of art to take home at the end of the event. The order in which you get to select a piece of art will be left to chance, and will not be known until you arrive that evening.” Register at https://corralesartscenter.org/event-4430424
  • Village Council meetings, September 14 and 28, 6:30 p.m., still posted as via Zoom.
  • Planning and Zoning meeting, September 15, 6:30 p.m., apparently in person.
  • Corrales Library Fall Book Sale October 2, 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, Book Club, Author series. Please contact Sandra Baldonado for Zoom events details. sandra@corraleslibrary.org.
  • Music in Corrales kicks off its 35th season with the Bobby Shew Jazz Sextet, September 18, at 7 p.m. in La Entrada Park, near the Corrales Community Library. Shew is a “big band” veteran, now a Corrales local focussed on his sextet. To buy tickets see http://www.musicincorrales.org/ticket/bobby-shew-jazz-sextet-tickets/ To view the season’s offerings, https://www.musicincorrales.org/current-season/
  • Corrales Growers’ Market. Weekly Sunday sessions in September, 9 to noon. September 12,19, 26. Wednesdays, also 9 to noon. September 15, 22, 29. Still no dogs allowed… no music, either.
  • Village in the Village. Coffee hour, Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m. in person at Corrales Bistro. Reservations are required. Call 274-6206 or email corrales.viv@ gmail.com. Book Club, September 20 via Zoom, 3-4 p.m.“City of Thieves,” by David Benioff, set in Leningrad during WW2.
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