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Nonprofit Resource Network News

By Robin Loving

Welcome to the Nonprofit Resource Network News, a free service of the Nonprofit Resource Network, which connects and informs nonprofits, benefactors, consultants, and volunteers at NonprofitSMA.net. Please add robin@robinloving.com to your news release list to have your news listed here. Items received by the first of the month are included in that month’s article around the middle of the month.

Nonprofit News

100 Women Who Care awarded 113,000 pesos to Escuela de Educación Especial for the hearing impaired in January and will meet again April 17 at the Rosewood beginning at 3:30pm. For more information, e-mail jody@jodyfeagan.com.

El Charco will host a spring equinox concert. “Baroque on the Rocks,” March 18 at 5:30pm in the canyon for 180 pesos. Discounts will be available for students and members. For more information, contact charcodelingeniocomunicacion@gmail.com.

Jewish Community and Cultural Center will have musical Kabbalat Shabbat services called First Friday … Live, March 3 and April 7 from 5:30–7pm at Las Moras 47 at the corner of Cinco de Mayo in Colonia Guadiana. Services will be led by Maxine Graboyes, an experienced cantorial soloist who had a distinguished vocal career on Broadway. Joining her will be Judith Jenya, former director of a large Reform synagogue.

Lifelong Learning will host a lecture on Media and Mediocrity February 22 from 4–5:30 with a wine reception following for $250 pesos at the Instituto. For more information, see instituto-allende.edu.mx/en/lifelong-learning-program.

San Miguel Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival will have a panel discussion on Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything February 19 at 6:30pm. The movie of her book will be screened February 18 at 12:30pm with the filmmaker and Klein in attendance for only US$10. Gail Sheehy, author of the book Passages, will present a panel on the Special Challenges of Memoir Writing, February 17 at 11am. Intensive workshops on “Grammar for Writers,” “The Art of Character,” “Journaling as Creative Discovery,” “Opening to the Heart of Poem,” “The Nuts and Bolts of Creative Nonfiction,” “How to Edit What You Write,” “Writing the Unreliable Narrator,” “The Character of Crime Fiction,” “Screenwriting,” “Marketing Your Book,” “Travel Writing,” and “Finding the Power of Real Life Stories” will take place February 18 from 9am–2:30pm. The annual Fiesta will be February 17 at 8pm for US$60. The Storytelling Festival will be February 19 from 2–3:30pm for US$25. Makers: Once and For All, the largest collection of women’s stories ever collected on video, will be shown February 18 at 3pm with the filmmaker in attendance for US$10. All events will be at the Hotel Real de Minas. For tickets and additional information, go to SanMiguelWritersConference.org.

Ser Mujer will present a panel of women (two Mexican and two non-Mexican) who have taken risks in their life and succeeded, March 29 at 11am at the Biblioteca. If you are one of these women or would like more information, contact Trish Snyder at TSMAR30@aol.com.

Traveling Tutus has assorted hip hop costumes to give away. For more information, contact info@travelingtutus.org.

US Library of Congress’ National Library Service offers free audio books for those who have difficulty reading books or newspapers. For more information, contact Pamela Brown at pamelajean.brown@gmail.com.

Via Orgánica will have a free “Live Spirulina Ancestral Superfood for Modern Life” workshop February 23 from 4–6pm. In addition, it will have a “Cultivate your Food with Bio-intensive Methods” workshop February 25 from 8am–5pm for 700 pesos. For locations and additional information, contact them at 152 8042 or 121 0540 and see viaorganica.org and officials at Margarito Ledesma 2 in Colonia Guadalupe.

 

Volunteer News

Jóvenes Adelante seeks volunteers in marketing and fundraising. For more information, contact President Robin Loving at 112 3413 in San Miguel, 925 476 8117 (US/Canada) and/or Robin@RobinLoving.com.

Rural Education Institute is seeking free housing for international male and female interns aged 20 to 23, March 1–May 20. Accommodations need to include bathroom, kitchen access, and Wi-Fi in a safe neighborhood in the city and near transportation. For more information, go to RuralEdMexico.org and contact Kathy Gregg at 124 1357 or 154 6405 in San Miguel, 704 900 4487 from the US, and kgregg002@gmail.com.

Sociedad Protectora de Animales is seeking items for their spring garage sale. For more information, contact Christina at adenfors@yahoo.com.

 

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