On Saturday, December 4, visitors can participate in an interactive installation of African art and poetry at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 218 Los Pandos Rd. Current artist-in-residence Anja Marais, originally from Africa South, created a circle of adobe chairs called “The Chairhenge” for reading and listening to poetry. It is located in the alfalfa field before the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation and was created to honor the land and our ancestors. To participate, bring your phone and earphones or headphones. For more information, contact the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation at 575-758-2413 or visit the foundation’s Instagram page @wurlitzerfoundation.
Taos Amateur Radio Monthly meeting Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Amateur radio meeting for the Taos Amateur Radio Club at the Taos County Emergency Ops Center, # 6 Miranda Canyon Rd, Ranchos de Taos. To free. Call 575-770-1961.
Organization of Taos artists meets on Wednesday December 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us for our monthly Zoom Meetings – for the link please email, PO Box 1294, Taos. To free. Call 720-366-6684.
UNM TAOS BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING: The University of New Mexico (UNM) Taos Advisory Board will meet for a regular meeting at 4 p.m. on December 8 in the Administration Office, Board Room of meeting of municipal schools of Taos, 310 Camino de la Placita, Taos and by webinar. For an agenda or other information, email chumb[email protected]. The date, time and location are subject to change.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 16 IN TAOS meets the third Saturday of each month at 1:30 PM at Kit Carson Electric Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Rd. For more information, call 575-224-7290.
SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY LOAN FUND Loans of up to $ 150,000 at 1.625% for up to 10 years. No payment due in year 1, interest only due in year 2 and 3, no prepayment penalty. For more information see nmfinance.com/small-business-recovery-loan-fund-2021.
The ROOTS AND WINGS COMMUNITY SCHOOL, awarded the 2020 Charter Primary School of the Year, is currently accepting students from the K-2 and 6-8 cohorts. Call 575-586-2076 or go to Rootsandwingscommunityschool.org for more information.
TAOS PUEBLO HEAD START AND EARLY HEAD START are now registering for 2021-2022. Children enrolled in other federally recognized tribes and children with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to apply. To schedule availability and the intake meeting, call 575-758-5819.
TAOS EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER AT UNM-TAOS offers free online courses for high school equivalency preparation (HiSet / GED), support for college, career development and teaching English. Also available for basic computer skills, the center offers free online courses for Internet and computer basics. Email [email protected] or call 575-737-3730.
SOUGHT-AFTER WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS. Writers on the Range is looking for writers of color, women and fresh voices; subjects on the intermontane territory; authentic and unique perspectives on western public lands, water, natural resources, agriculture or economic institutions; number of words 750. See writersontherange.org, or send an email to [email protected].
CALL FOR SELLERS for the Alumbra de Questa Christmas market, December 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vendors and craftspeople of arts, jewelry, crafts, holiday items and gifts are encouraged to book a stand at this outdoor event at the Questa Market Space at the Tourist Office. Send an email to [email protected].
THE TALPA COMMUNITY CENTER LIBRARY IS OPEN Monday through Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include 10 computers, affordable copies, and faxing. Masks are compulsory. Call 575-751-1014. Sign up for a free library card.
Members of the TALPA MUTUAL WATER ASSOCIATION can now consult the annual report on consumer confidence. To obtain copies, call Raul E. Vigil at 575-751-4373 or view the copies at the Talpa Community Center near State Road 518.
The TAOS PUBLIC LIBRARY is now open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Curbside pickup operates simultaneously by order only. For more information, call 575-737-2590 or email [email protected].
TAOS MOUNTAIN SANGHA offers a weekly meditation session and Dharma talk every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Visit taosmountainsangha.org for more details and email [email protected] with questions.
FREE mindfulness meditation course: “Exploring Mindfulness Meditation: Basics.” Â»Online course offered free to the public by Mindful Frontiers, a local meditation community. Must register, at mindfulfrontiers.thinkific.com.
FREE AWARENESS MEDITATION ZOOM CIRCLES. Mondays and Fridays 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Start and end the work week with meditation. All ages and levels are welcome. The trainer is Anne-Marie Emanuelli, founder of Mindful Frontiers. Registration is required at app.ubindi.com/Mindful.Frontiers.
TAOS FEEDS TAOS accepts financial donations and requests for food aid from families in difficulty. For more information visit taosfeedstaos.org.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF TAOS. Bring canned goods or non-perishable gifts on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 215 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, for drive-through parking and drop-off of packaged food and / or monetary donations to Shared Table, as well as food or monetary donations to the Taos Men’s Shelter. Foods must be unopened and within their expiration date. Checks should be made payable to Shared Table or Taos Coalition to End Homelessness.
Food distribution days for the NORTH CENTER OF THE QUESTA FOOD CENTER are the second and fourth Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. EXCEPT in November and December when they are the first and third Fridays. For updates, call the Questa village office at 575-586-0694 or check Facebook. For an emergency food box, call Jeannie Masters, 575-779-9194 or Nancy Parker, 505-699-7563. To donate, visit ncfpquesta.com or mail checks to North Central Food Pantry, PO Box 1076 Questa NM 87556.
SHARED TABLE distributes food and basic health care items on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 11:00 am to noon at El Prado at El Pueblito Methodist Church, 1309 Paseo del Pueblo Norte; and 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Talpa Community Center, State Road 518, Ranchos de Taos. Call Pastor Cheri Lyon at 505-440-6849.
ST. JAMES FOOD PANTRY offers additional groceries for everyone, Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., driving at St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago (off Gusdorf Road behind the Quality Inn ), Taos.
PAY TO HELP MISTAKES. Thinking of adopting a stray cat? It’s hard to be homeless, hungry, and cold with predators always nearby. Welcoming a stray animal is the ultimate act of kindness and Taos Feral Feline Friends, the all-volunteer animal charity, wants to help. Country To Help Strays is a free adoption service that helps stray cats in Taos County and the Magic Circle. If you qualify, you get the most comprehensive set of veterinary benefits available in New Mexico: sterilized surgery; all tests recommended by the veterinarian; vaccinations against rabies and the fatal viral diseases FVRCP and FELV. To be eligible, the adopter must contact TFFF within 60 days, or in advance, of the adoption. Cats in shelters, pet stores or breeders are not eligible for this program. Call TFFF at 575-758-3519 for more information.
CAT AND DOG SPAY / NEUTER, VACCINE PROGRAM for Taos Town, Taos County and Taos Pueblo pet owners. Low-income pet owners and all wild / outdoor / barn cat owners are also eligible for free vaccination services, at EspaÃ±ola Valley Humane Society, 505-753-0228. Dogs and cats must be between 8 weeks and 8 years old.
CAT sterilize / sterilize. Free sterilization / spaying of pet cats in Taos available with a Zimmer Feline Foundation voucher. Cats from Taos Town, Taos County, and Taos Pueblo are eligible. Call 505-466-1676.
FREE ORAL COVID TEST AT DRIVE-THRU. Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Taos Youth and Family Center, 407 Paseo del CaÃ±on Est. Register on cvtestreg.nmhealth.org; also look curative.com Where cur.tv/taos. Painless, self-administered oral swab test. Results delivered electronically within 48 hours of receipt at the laboratory.
FREE NASAL SWAB COVID TEST. Mondays, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Taos Department of Health, 1400 Weimer Rd, Taos. Register on cvtestreg.nmhealth.org. For more information, call 575-758-0493.
FREE HOME COVID TEST for all New Mexicans. New Mexico and Vault Medical Services are offering in-home COVID-19 saliva tests for anyone who thinks they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost. Order a test online at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org.
BEWARE OF VACCINE SCAMS: MEDICARE COVERS COVID-19 VACCINE at no cost to the elderly. If you are asked to share your Medicare number or pay for access to the vaccine, it is a scam. Do not share any personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails promising access to the vaccine for a fee.