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Archive for: October, 2016

Experience a Traditions Dia de los Muertos in the Campo

By Anna Louise Hudson Rural Education Institute of Mexico is holding their fourth annual Día de los Muertos cultural fair on Saturday, October 29, from 4–7 pm in La Palma. The event will showcase a traditional Día de los Muertos celebration in the campo. Our high school scholars will be presenting on the significance of [...]

Finding Your Own True Nature—The Courage to Be Yourself

By Frank Simons Susan Moon’s retreat at the Meditation Center last year was both lively and contemplative, and we’re glad to have her back. Retreat with Speaker Finding Your Own True Nature—The Courage to Be Yourself, by Susan Moon Sat, Oct 29, 9am–1pm Meditation Center Callejón Blanco 4 Free, donations accepted 044 415 111 0644 [...]

Vigil-Against Racism and Xenophobia

By Cliff DuRand As US citizens in Mexico, we are gravely concerned with the racism, sexism and xenophobia so prominent in the current US Election campaign.  In particular we deplore the scapegoating of Mexicans and Mexico by Donald Trump.  His deplorable rants do not represent the values we and most USians hold.  And it is [...]

Paula Peace Receives Arts and Humanities Award

By Robin Loving Local pianist, advocate, and innovator Paula Peace received the 2016 Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanities recently in Atlanta, Georgia, for her contributions to civic and cultural vitality. Peace was lauded alongside other arts and cultural leaders in the state for her decades of work founding and sustaining the Atlanta Chamber Players [...]

Dance for Fun and Help Parque Guadiana

By Donna Phillips Gotta dance? Rather sit and watch? Either way, you’ll have a good time, and you’ll be helping restore Parque Guadiana. Arthur Murray teachers will show us how to dance like the stars. Then a DJ will spin tunes straight from the jukeboxes of the ’60s and ’70s for our dancing pleasure. You’ll [...]

Fun, Food, and Fine Art to Benefit Ojalá Niños!

By Elsmarie Norby Ojalá Niños and their families invite you to visit us in San Miguel Viejo on Sunday, November 6, from noon to 4pm, for a delightful day in the country. Fun, Food, and Fine Art for Ojala Niños! Sun, Nov 6, 12–4pm Rancho de San Miguel Viejo There will be an art [...]

Understanding the Day of the Dead

By Robin Loving More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now central Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years, a ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate. Come to [...]


Your voice Dear Editor, Bravo to Ms. Emilia Vega, the president of our local DIF System (System for Family’s Integral Development) and her administration for their arduous compassionate work in improving the lives of over 45,000 Sanmiguelenses. Congratulations, job well done! In addition, I am very impressed with Mayor Villarreal. In light of the immense [...]

St. Paul’s Annual Canon White Presentation

By The Rt. Rev. William O. Gregg St. Paul’s Anglican Church/Iglesia San Pablo is immensely pleased to invite the San Miguel de Allende community to this year’s presentation by the Rev. Canon John A. White CVO. Canon White returns to present a stimulating and thoughtful day of two presentations, each followed by open conversation. The [...]

Playing With Death


By Jesús Aguado At La Esquina, the museum of the popular Mexican toy, a group of artisans has turned death into a toy and an ornamental object. The exhibit Playing with Death will be open from October 20 until November 20. It is made up of 27 toys of cardboard, brass, wood, and clay. Among [...]

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