By Meredith Hughes

As you “spring forward” on March 13, do not forget the delights of Mardi Gras, when the final bit of COVID carb was added to your frame, and then ponder why Skinny Wednesday is not a thing, and why March Madness is. If you like. Meanwhile, daffodils! And St Paddy’s day. Oh, and this month American women get their own actual month! Yes, an entire month for the gals, whereas… Check it out at https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

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

  • 2022 Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show, March 8-10, New Mexico State University. This will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, and it kicks off March 8 with a baking event, Pecan Food Fantasy Contest. Winners will receive a cash prize along with being featured on the Pecan Food Fantasy Blog. The conference is in-person.The Association represents pecan growers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and the west Texas area. Richard Heerema, NMSU pecan specialist, is the organizer of the educational program. Info: https://western pecan.org. 680 E. University Ave
  • Albuquerque Museum opens Papercentric March 5, an exhibition through August 28 featuring paper arts from the museum’s permanent collection. Cast paper, papier-mâché, embossed paper, cut paper, and paper sculptures. “Paper is a common-place material that is often dismissed as unremarkable. In artworks, paper is often used simply as a support on which ink, pigment, and other materials are applied. Papercentric features works that utilize paper as the primary material rather than a substrate for other mediums. Works in this exhibition emphasize the simplicity, flexibility, strength, and fragility of paper and honor the material as a medium in its own right.” 2000 Mountain Road.
  • The Musical World of John Williams, March 12, 8 p.m. with the New Mexico Philharmonic. Williams’ scores for Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Jaws… https://nmphil.org/event/john-williams-march-12-2022/. Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell.
  • Spring Break Camp/Classes, ABQ Biopark. Kids in grades 2-6 can choose from a Wildlife Safari at the Zoo, March 21, 22; or a Spring Water Journey at the Aquarium, March 23, and more. Visit https://www.cabq.gov/artsculture/biopark/camps-classes/spring-break-camps

Did You Know?

At the request of a reader, we asked Ken Duckert if a Corrales Art and Studio Tour were in the works for 2022.

Duckert replied: “COVID has certainly extracted a toll on everyone.  The Corrales Society of Artists was affected, too.  While we did have one of the most successful Studio Tours last September, our organizational structure had been weakened. 

“We regrouped last November and seated an entirely new Board in January and had a "call to arms" to the members.  The response was awesome.  Senior CSA members stepped up and were joined by many new members.  The new Board is meeting and moving forward with enthusiasm and optimism.  Our committees are fully staffed, and yes, the tour is scheduled for August 27-28. 

“The Old Church will host the Preview Gallery and the call for artists will go out on March 8.  The primary CAST Leadership Team has a full lineup of project managers, a budget, and a calendar. 

“Also, I just finalized plans to again involve students from both Corrales Elementary and Cottonwood Schools in our event.  Lots of things are coming together very nicely.  I am very optimistic and looking forward to serving again as CSA President this year.”

Call for artists, March 8.https://corralessocietyofartists.org/

In Corrales

  • Looking Waay Ahead, So You Can Polish Up Your Dear Deere: The Corrales Tractor Club will be hosting an antique tractor show on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Corrales Rec Center front field. Contact Grif Newcomb with questions at 505 803-8484.
  • Tree Advisory Committee meeting, March 7, 4 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, March 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Village Council meetings, March 8 via Zoom, March 22 in-person and via Zoom, 6:30 p.m.
  • The Corrales Community Seed Library is now open inside the Book Library.

“To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy seeds from the Corrales Community Seed Library, we are limiting check-outs to 1 packet per variety. At the end of the growing season, borrowers may save seeds from their harvest, label them and return a portion of the seeds to the library during our hours of operation.”   And, for a recorded course in seed starting from Master Gardener Judy Jacobs, see  https://tinyurl.com/tj9yjdbn

  • Corrales Bosque Gallery guest artists of the month for March are every member of the gallery, and the theme is the Owl or possibly Owls. Gourd artist Darryle Bass’ owls are not to be missed. A reception at the gallery for the Owl-a-thon is on March 6, from 1 to 5 p.m., with COVID protocols in place.
  • Corrales Historical Society Speakers series, March 27, 2 p.m. Dede Feldman on Boots, Suits & Citizens, an overview on how the New Mexico Legislature works. In-person on the Old Church stage. (Unless Zoom becomes necessary…) Info: swinstead15@ gmail.com
  • Casa San Ysidro, March 12, 1-3 p.m. presents “Old Bill Williams.” Williams “was one of the most colorful, adventurous, and proficiently literate of the nineteenth century western mountain men. Famous for exploring the Great Salt Lake, Santa Fe Trail, and Colorado River, Williams went on to become one of the best-known trappers and frontiersman of the west.” Larry Marken, re-enactor and docent at Las Golondrinas, plays Old Bill. Sign up via Aaron Gardner, agardner@cabq.gov, 505 898-3915.
  • Corrales Arts Center Salon: March 6, 2 p.m. via Zoom. “Preserving a Pueblo’s Past with Seeds:A Conversation with Roxanne Swentzell.” To become a member of the Corrales Arts Center, visit corralesarts center.org/join-us. For more information about salons, open to members only, email blank.deborah@ gmail.com March 12 and 26, a class in Pueblo culture by Jon Ghahate, Education Director, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 10 to noon. Limited to 20. Held at the Corrales Community Center. Creativity in Photography, March 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with Dennis Chamberlain. Corrales Community Center, 4324 Corrales Road. Register at corralesartscenter.org
  • Music in Corrales, TAKE3, Classical/Jazz Fusion, March 20, 3 p.m. This concert already is sold-out. “Due to public health considerations, we have limited ticket sales to a smaller-than-normal capacity for the Old San Ysidro Church; this concert has reached that limit. If at some point we can safely increase the seating, we will re-open ticket sales, so please check back periodically for availability.” Lance Ozier 505-899-8830
  • Corrales Library Author series, March 227 p.m. On Thursdays at 6 p.m. Spanish Conversation. Contact Sandra Baldonado for Zoom event details. sandra@corraleslibrary.org
  • Corrales Growers’ Market. Sunday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Village in the Village. Focussed primarily on helping Villagers, more than social events, until Omicron and its ilk are booted out. Call 274-6206 or email corrales.viv@gmail.com.

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