By Meredith Hughes

Hope you were able to skip paganly around a May pole somewhere May 1, as well as whirl gracefully May 5 in celebration of Mexico defeating a French army contingent back in 1862, though in truth the French hung around for another five years. Quelle affaire…

And don’t forget to “Call Your Mother” May 8… or remember her fondly, unless she was not nice. A fab Jewish deli in Washington, DC pokes its bagel customers with that memorable name.

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

  • The Central New Mexico Audubon Society notes that May 14 is World Migratory Bird Day. It is setting up a 2022 Birdathon, between May 8 and May 15.  “Individuals or small teams (give yourself/selves a name) will choose one 24-hour period between May 8 and May 15 to record all the birds you see in New Mexico, whether from your home or farther afield. We will tally your lists to declare two winners: the individual who sees the most species and the team that sees the most species. Two modest prizes will be awarded, as well as bragging rights!  Each individual and team can solicit pledges of donations from their colleagues, friends and family, often based on the number of species seen. Birdathon proceeds go towards conservation and education projects in central New Mexico. Again this year our proceeds will go to Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area in Valencia County. Whitfield is doing important work not only restoring and preserving valuable habitat but reaching young people and families who might have few other opportunities to experience nature.” Donations can be made on the CNMAS web page, http://cnmas.new mexicoaudubon.  org, with a note that the donation is for Birdathon and the team name. Checks can be mailed to CNMAS, P.O. Box 30002, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0002, again with a note. Compile your checklist for the day, including the locations you birded and your team name, and email it to cnmasreg@gmail.com.. Please have your checklists submitted by May 22, 2022. Happy birding!
  • Somos ABQ, May 8, 5-6:30 p.m. “Somos ABQ and Spanish Broom present Somos la Maquina (Scape): a live interactive performance art piece guided and amplified by the desire to listen, move, create, explore and be informed by the surrounding ecosystem - the Bosque and the Rio Grande. Somos la Maquina delves into a setting where humans can dream to exist cohesively with the natural world; to question and escape, to be unconfined, unconsumed, and unpressured by society, culture, or the machine and return to nature.” Info: 505-768-4950, Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors.
  • Leaving soon, at the ABQ Museum. The Printer’s Proof: Artist and Printer Collaborations closes May 15. This unusual exhibition focuses on the collaborative process of printmaking and celebrates several printers based, or formerly based, in New Mexico as well as the artists they have worked with. Often the printer receives less recognition than the artist for their role in making prints! The Printer’s Proof features over 120 artists with works spanning from the 1970s to the present. 2000 Mountain Road.
  • Come From Away, May 11 - 15, the musical based on the 9/11 rerouted planes that landed in Canada, postponed from June 2020, is set to roll. “The remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.” If you are ready to walk inside a theatre, this could be an engaging choice. https://www. popejoypresents.com/events/detail/come-from-away Popejoy Hall, 203 Cornell Drive
  • Last day of school for APS, May 31! Hence, you may want to study up on possible summer activities for kids. Arts, Sports, Academic pursuits, Gardening, specifically Science…camps for everyone except maybe stand-up comics, though we hope we will be proved wrong. Check this website: https://albuquerquesummercamps.com/

Did You Know?

Via brittanica.com.  Re: the US day “Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. Although Jarvis had promoted the wearing of a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother, the custom developed of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased.

Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, who played mothering roles. What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts, however, and, in protest against its commercialization, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into being.”

How about that last sentence?

And should it be Mothers’ Day? Please advise.

In Corrales

  • The Corrales Tractor Club. Antique tractor show, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corrales Rec Center front field. Contact Grif Newcomb with questions at 505 803-8484.
  • Looking ahead. The Friends of Corrales Library Spring Book Sale returns June 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in La Entrada Park, next to the library. Thousands of adults' and kids' books, CDs, DVDs and other items will be available for $1 to $2 each.
  • Looking farther ahead, Corrales Art and Studio Tour, August 27-28, June 10  Artist pages and map sent out to artists to review; June 17  Deadline for artists to report mistakes on artist pages or map.https://corralessocietyofartists .org/
  • Looking even farther ahead: the 34th Annual Juried Old Church Fine Arts Show and Sale is scheduled for October 1-9, but artwork submissions are requested between June 1 and July 15.
  • Corrales Bosque Advisory Commission, May 12, 6:30 p.m.
  • Planning and Zoning Commission, May 18, 6:30 p.m.
  • Senior Advisory Board Meeting, May 18, 1:45 p.m.
  • Village Council meetings, May 10, 24, 6:30 p.m.
  • Corrales Equestrian Advisory Board, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, May 26, 5:30 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, go here: https://tinyurl.com/tj9yjdbn

  • Corrales Bosque Gallery’s May featured exhibition theme is Wildlife. And artists continue to donate the proceeds from selected works to the Ukraine Relief Effort. Each piece will be marked by a card showing the yellow and blue national colors of Ukraine. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 4685 Corrales Road.
  • Corrales Historical Society Speakers Series, May 8, 2 p.m. “Amazing Woman of the Wild West, Susan Shelby Magoffin,” whose 1846-1847 journal detailed the rigors of travel, among other topics, in the brand new territory of New Mexico. Magoffin, who died young after two pregnancies, is interpreted by historian VanAnn Moore, with guitar accompaniment by Luis Campos. Info: swinstead15 @gmail. com CHS Treasures Sale Fundraiser, May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off your treasures at Old Church May 19 or May 20. But please, no junk, no clothing, no books! All $$$ goes to benefit the Old Church.
  • Casa San Ysidro, Heritage Day, May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 10 a.m.–11 p.m.: Acoma Pueblo Enchanted Dancers; 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.: Kevin Kinane, Recycle Man ; 2 p.m.– 4 p.m.: Ramon, Lydia, y Linda. As well as…: Myra Chang Thompson, Spanish Colonial Weaving; Carla Wackenheim, Knitting, Spinning, Weaving; Diane Wilhoite, Loom Weaving; Rosalie Chavez, San Felipe Pueblo Pottery; Jerry Montoya, Crosses & Retablos; Louie Garcia, Tewa Pueblo Fiber; Adrian Montoya, Retablos; Kathryn Leon, Acoma Pueblo Pottery & Earrings; Carol Lucero Gachupin, Jemez Pueblo Pottery; Sandoval County Master Gardeners, Gardening; Las Arañas, Spinning and Weaving Guild; Dave Sabo,Blacksmith; Martina Rosetta, Kewa Pueblo Horno Bread and Pies; Larry Marken, Old Bill Williams, Heritage Games and Activities; Richard Sanchez,Grandson of Tony Garcia;  Info via Aaron Gardner, agardner@ cabq.gov, 505 898-3915.
  • Corrales Arts Center. May road trip! Visit 23 Central New Mexico churches and buildings, with an overnight stay in Truth or Consequences. Meals and lodging are not covered by the $85 participation fee. May 10-11; or May 17-18. Limited to 13 CAC members each tour. Contact Dennis Chamberlain for info: denchamber@me.com
  • Corrales Library. Ukulele lessons return, Wednesdays through June 22. 4 to 5 p.m. With Auttem Foglia. Author series, May 31, via Zoom. Cloak and Dagger, Sisters in Crime NM, 7 p.m. Plus, Thursdays at 6 p.m. Spanish Conversation. Contact Sandra Baldonado for event details. sandra@ corraleslibrary.org
  • Corrales Growers’ Market. May 8,15, 22, 29, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Village in the Village, Book Club May 17, May 31, 3:00 p.m., on Zoom, Movie Club, 5:00 p.m. on Zoom (Film “Eye of the Needle” by Ken Follett.) Info: Call 274-6206 or email corrales.viv @gmail.com.

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