Sparks: Off-Beat New Mexico
Sparks talks are cozy gatherings in the SAR boardroom that have become member favorites for illuminating some of the quirkier aspects of New Mexico’s regional and historical character. And the fact that Sparks talks are in the afternoon (and free) may have something to do with their popularity. (One attendee said, “I think you discovered that late afternoon is a perfect time for the ‘cultivated senior member.’ I’m sure that’s why Sparks has been so successful!”)
Sparks talks take place in the boardroom of the School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street in Santa Fe. For more information call (505) 954-7203. Seating is limited—come early.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free Chasing Dichos Through Chimayó Don Usner The Hispanic village folk sayings called dichos, which peppered almost all conversation, are rarely heard anymore, but Usner and his mother have gathered a collection of nearly three hundred from Chimayó.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:00–4:00 pm, Free Chasing History: Quixotic Quests for Artifacts, Art, and Heritage Thomas E. Chávez Using the literary model of Don Quixote, historian Thomas E. Chávez will reflect on his career and work for two of New Mexico’s premier cultural institutions—the Palace of the Governors and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
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