NHCC Book Club: Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America

5:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom
To join, contact cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us

“In Once I Was You, Maria shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the south side of Chicago and documenting the existential wasteland of immigration detention camps for news outlets that often challenged her work. In these pages, she offers a personal and eye-opening account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also enabled willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today.
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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

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NHCC Book Club: The Wind That Lays Waste

5:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom
To join, contact cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us

“The Wind That Lays Waste begins in the great pause before a storm. Reverend Pearson is evangelizing across the Argentinian countryside with Leni, his teenage daughter, when their car breaks down. This act of God or fate leads them to the workshop and home of an aging mechanic called Gringo Brauer and a young boy named Tapioca.

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Stephen Graham Jones, Memorial Ride

6 pm (MST)

Live Via Zoom. Register HERE

Memorial Ride is a high-speed, ragtag chase across the American Southwest. Cooper Town, an American Indian soldier, has returned from the Middle East to attend hi father’s funeral, make some quick cash off his father’s old Harley, and spend a whirlwind weekend with his girlfriend, Sheri Mun. However, when Coop runs afoul of the violent John Wayne gang, he and Sheri Mun have no choice but to twist the throttle back on that storied chopper and make tracks. In the spirit of Billy Jean, but fully aware of Billy Jack, Coop and Sheri Mun’s race to survive is full speed ahead with many potholes in their path. Turning the traditional Western on its head, Memorial Ride recasts the genre as a road movie. It’s raucous, it’s violent, and, scarily enough, it might even be true. In short, this graphic novel delivers the storytelling prowess of Stephen Graham Jones through Maria Wolf’s artwork, and the result is a ride you’ll want to take again and again.

Free community event

Book: $24.95

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Virtual ¡Happy Arte Hour!

6:30 pm (MST)

Live on Zoom

Register in advance HERE

We are back! Coming to you through zoom!

Happy Arte Hour is an adult only at making program and social gathering. We really miss seeing you at the NHCC but hope you will join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm (MST) February – December.

Please register and prior to the class you will receive an email with the zoom link and items/art supplies  to gather from around your house.  Please do not pass out the link, we will let you in to the zoom room from your registration, thank you!

Free community event

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NHCC Book Club: The Taste of Sugar

5:30 pm (MDT)

Live via Zoom
To join, contact cassandra.osterloh@state.nm.us

“It is 1898, and groups of starving Puerto Ricans, los hambrientos, roam the parched countryside and dusty towns begging for food. Under the yoke of Spanish oppression, the Caribbean island is forced to prepare to wage war with the United States. Up in the mountainous coffee region of Utuado, Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez labor to keep their small farm from the creditors. When the Spanish-American War and the great San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899 bring devastating upheaval, the young couple is lured, along with thousands of other puertorriqueños, to the sugar plantations of Hawaii—another US territory—where they are confronted by the hollowness of America’s promises of prosperity. Writing in the tradition of great Latin American storytelling, Marisel Vera’s The Taste of Sugar is an unforgettable novel of love and endurance, and a timeless portrait of the reasons we leave home.” – Goodreads

Free community event

Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Jessica Helen Lopez, The Blood Poems

3 pm (MST)

Live Via Zoom. Register HERE

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs. Lopez openly faces a damaging childhood, sex, divorce, and racial injustice in these poems. She proves that love is as complicated as lovemaking — messy and lusty, raucous and powerful, capable of amazing highs and abysmal lows. She proves that when a woman learns to love herself, she will live a fierce and full life and teach her daughters to do the same.

Free community event

Book: $18.95

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”