Women & Creativity 2013 Events

February 26, 2013 by  
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Viva Women and Creativity!  There’s a bunch of great free and cheap stuff going on throughout March as part of the Women & Creativity 2013 event organized by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and the Harwood Art Center.

Albuquerque Women & Creativity 2013 events run until March 31, and are held in various locations. Some require advance reservations or have maximum attendance numbers. Highlights include:

  • Free Opening Reception with live music to kick off the month’s celebrations, on Friday March 1 from 6 – 8 pm at Harwood Art Center, 1114 7th Street NW.
  • Yoga Trip: Journey With the Heart on March 2 and March 30, both at 8:30 am. A morning yoga workshop to balance your chakras and connect to your creative intentions. By donation ($3 – $10 suggested) at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
  • Free Sing-Along Classes on Tuesdays in March from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Cantando La Cultura is led by New Mexico musicians to teach the history and music of traditional New Mexican and Latin American songs. At the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Tuesdays March 5, 12, 19, and 26.
  • Happy Arte Hour on March 7, making small wood collage vignettes in this free workshop for adults from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Although it’s free, they encourage donations and reservations, and you’ll be able to refresh yourself at the cash bar with tapas for sale!
  • Free Films on Fridays at noon, at UNM Women’s Resource Center, screening films made by and about women and girls, on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
  • Tin Collage Workshop on March 18 from 5:30 – 7 pm, including a short lecture on upcycled art, then make your own recycled art with supplies provided. Register in advance as they have a limit of 20 people, at Harwood Art Center.
  • Four Poets Respond on March 16 at 7 pm, featuring Jasmine Cuffee, Valerie Martínez, Shelle Sánchez, and my talented friend Jamie Figueroa in a performance of Four Poets, Two Rivers, One Water. The event (by donation) is at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
  • You can also join in from home with Play Along projects. Sign up for Write & Share by February 28, for the decorated trading card exchange by March 15 (they provide the cards), or join the resolution to commit ten acts of creativity in March. Come on – get inspired!

This is just a tiny sampling of all the events, performances, and exhibitions.

Check out the complete Women & Creativity schedule for 2013 to see all the options for each week, full details on times and locations, and any registration requirements.

–Tania

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Curves Free Week Guest Pass: Limited Time

December 13, 2012 by  
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Get a Curves free one week pass, only for new visitors to Curves clubs. This proved a popular deal when I mentioned it back in the spring, although quantities were capped and the offer ran out fast.  But it’s back for a limited time. UPDATE: This deal has now expired and links to the free pass are removed.

The Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs claim that their 30-minute strength training and cardio workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories. Which by my calculation means I can enjoy a few more of our weekly food freebies and deals  isn’t that how it works?

Here at Cheap Central the temptation is more often to go for the coffee pot than go for the burn, and if someone mentions major muscle groups, I immediately think of the Chippendales. BUT in this season of lavish feasting, any way to keep my svelte (ha!) figure catches my attention.

For a limited time, you can get a free Curves one week guest pass to see if the Curves program is a good fit for you. This offer is only for new members, with no contracts and commitments, and it can be used for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchanged for a membership discount. The pass is valid until December 23, 2012.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – plug in your zip code for the nearest clubs. I see at least 9 participating Albuquerque Curves, including Bernalillo and Los Lunas.

Curves clubs are all franchises, independently owned and operated by locals.

I am now going to assess my major muscle groups. (Shh! Don’t tell Mr Cheap. )

And sorry to the fellas –  Curves clubs are for women only.

–Tania 

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IPCC Free Talk: New Pueblo Direction

April 17, 2012 by  
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center hosts a series of free talks in 2012,  with the next on April 18.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center panel discussion on New Pueblo Direction: Young Voices Respond to 100 Years of State and Federal Policy takes place on Wednesday April 18, 2012, at 5:30 pm. Admission is free!

Lee Francis IV, the director of Word Craft, and fellow panelist Jodi Brusia are both from Laguna Pueblo and they’ll be accompanied by Pueblo youth discussing Pueblo history and digital storytelling.

This 2012 series of  free Coffee and Conversation panels and speakers coincide with the New Mexico Centennial and the IPCC’s corresponding exibit 100 Years of State & Federal Policy: The Impact on Pueblo Nations.

New Pueblo Direction:

  • When: Wednesday April 18, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 – 7 pm 
  • Where:  The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in the Silver and Turquoise rooms
  • Price: Admission is free

–Tania

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Curves Free Week Guest Pass: Limited Time

April 5, 2012 by  
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Get a free Curves guest pass

Free Curves Week Pass

Get a Curves free one week pass, only for new visitors to Curves clubs. This proved a popular deal when I mentioned it before, although quantities were capped and the offer ran out fast.  But it’s back for a limited time – perfect timing for spring!

UPDATE: This offer has now expired and links removed.

The Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs claim that their 30-minute strength training and cardio workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories. Which by my calculation means I can enjoy a few more of our weekly food freebies and deals  isn’t that how it works?

Here at Cheap Central the temptation is more often to go for the coffee pot than go for the burn, and if someone mentions major muscle groups, we immediately think of the Chippendales.

BUT… summer = swimsuits and shorts. Need we say more?

For a limited time, you can get a free Curves one week guest pass to see if the Curves program is a good fit for you. This offer is only for new members, with no contracts and commitments, and it can be used for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchanged for a membership discount.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – plug in your zip code for the nearest clubs. I see at least 8 participating Albuquerque Curves, plus Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas.

Curves clubs are all franchises, independently owned and operated by locals.

I am now going to assess my major muscle groups. (Shh! Don’t tell Mr Cheap. )

And sorry to the fellas also straining to fit into last year’s swimsuit, Curves clubs are for women only.

–Tania  FYI: I’ve given you my affiliate link to plug you direct to the deal.

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Curves Free Week Pass: Limited Time

March 24, 2012 by  
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Get a free Curves guest pass

Free Curves Week Pass

Get a Curves free one week pass for a limited time, only for new visitors to Curves clubs. This proved a popular deal last time I mentioned it, although it expired all too quickly! Now it’s back!

The Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs claim that their 30-minute strength training and cardio workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories. Which by my calculation means I can enjoy a few more of our weekly food freebies and deals  isn’t that how it works?

Here at Cheap Central the temptation is more often to go for the coffee pot than go for the burn, and if someone mentions major muscle groups, we immediately think of the Chippendales.

BUT… summer = swimsuits and shorts. Need we say more?

For a limited time, you can get a free Curves one week guest pass to see if the Curves program is a good fit for you. This offer is only for new members, with no contracts and commitments, and it can be used for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchanged for a membership discount.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – plug in your zip code for the nearest clubs. I see at least 8 participating Albuquerque Curves, plus Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas.

Curves clubs are all franchises, independently owned and operated by locals.

I am now going to assess my major muscle groups. (Shh! Don’t tell Mr Cheap. )

And sorry to the fellas also straining to fit into last year’s swimsuit, Curves clubs are for women only.

–Tania  Note: I’ve given you my affiliate link to plug you direct to the deal.

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IPCC Free Talk: Women in Leadership, Health Education, Art

March 12, 2012 by  
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The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center hosts a series of free talks in 2012,  with the first on March 14.

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center panel discussion on Changing Roles: Women in Leadership, Health Education and Art takes place on Wednesday March 14, 2012, at 5:30 pm. Admission is free!

They’ll be discussing how the roles of women in Pueblo communities have changed over the last century, and it looks like a great panel, with Rosemary Lonewolf of Santa Clara Pueblo, Lela Kaskalla of Nambe Pueblo, Katherine Augustine of Laguna Pueblo, and Glenabah Martinez of  Taos Pueblo and the Navajo Nation.

This 2012 series of  free Coffee and Conversation panels and speakers coincide with the New Mexico Centennial and the IPCC’s corresponding exibit 100 Years of State & Federal Policy: The Impact on Pueblo Nations.

Changing Roles: Women in Leadership, Health Education and Art

  • When: Wednesday March 14, 2012
  • Time: 5:30 – 7 pm 
  • Where:  The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in the Silver and Turquoise rooms
  • Price: Admission is free

–Tania

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Women & Creativity 2012 Events

February 28, 2012 by  
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Viva Women and Creativity!  There’s a bunch of great free and cheap stuff going on throughout March as part of the Women & Creativity 2012 event organized by the National Hispanic Cultural Center in partnership with Creative Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Women & Creativity 2012 events are held in various locations and some require advance reservations or have maximum attendance numbers. Forthcoming highlights include:

  • Free Opening Reception to kick off the month’s celebrations, on Thursday March 1 from
    5 – 7 pm
    at Creative Albuquerque, 115 4th Street NW.
  • Happy Arte Hour on March 1. Make art with Elena Baca using re-purposed materials in this free workshop for adults from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. They encourage donations and reservations!
  • Circus Arts for Women on March 3 and March 10. Register in advance for stilt-walking, juggling, and clowning with Elsa Menendez. There’s a fee of either $5 or $10 (the Women and Creativity program and the NHCC events page disagree with each other!) Either way it’s a good deal for the 90-minute sessions starting at 9 am.
  • Concertina Book Workshop on March 8, to make an accordian book with Micaela Seidel. Register in advance, and the workshop from 5:30 – 8 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center costs $10.
  • Four Poets Respond on March 8, with performances by Lauren Camp, Jasmine Cuffee, Valerie Martínez and Shelle Sánchez combining impro and movement, directed by Elsa Menendez of Tricklock Theatre. The free performance event starts at 7 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
  • Your Inner Monologue free workshops on March 9, 10, and 11 for survivors of domestic abuse, led by Iliana Perez at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Times vary by date – register in advance.
  • Colcha Gatherings on March 13 and March 16. Two free get- togethers for all skill levels. Take your colcha embroidery project and shoot the breeze! Times vary at the NHCC.
  • Baile Dance Classes on Tuesdays, with African Dance (March 6), Salsa (March 13), Swing Dance (March 20) and Isadora Duncan Dance (March 27) all at 6 – 7:30 pm at the NHCC, with a pay-what-you-can sliding scale fee of $2 – 10 per class. 
  • Free Films on Thursdays at 7 pm at the NHCC. March 1 = Danza en libertad. Las últimas devadasis. March 8 = Princesa de África. March 15= Tapologo. March 22 = Ellas Cuentan.
  • Free Writing Prompts – sign up to get two Write & Share writing prompts a week by email or text from New Mexico poets and writers. Or join the resolution to commit ten acts of creativity in March.

This is just a tiny sampling of all the events, performances, and exhibitions. Check out the complete Women & Creativity 2012 schedule to see all the options for each week, full details on times and locations, and any registration requirements.

–Tania
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Curves Free Week Pass

February 28, 2012 by  
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Get a Curves free one week pass for a limited time, only for new visitors to Curves clubs. UPDATE March 6: This deal has now expired / links invalid and removed. Find the latest Albuquerque deals on our home page.

The Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs claim that their 30-minute strength training and cardio workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories. Which by my calculation means I can enjoy a few more of our weekly food freebies and deals  isn’t that how it works?

Here at Cheap Central the temptation is more often to go for the coffee pot than go for the burn, and if someone mentions major muscle groups, we immediately think of the Chippendales.

BUT… summer = swimsuits and shorts. Need we say more?

For a limited time, you can get a free Curves one week guest pass to see if the Curves program is a good fit for you. This offer is only for new members, with no contracts and commitments, and it can be used for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchanged for a membership discount.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – plug in your zip code for the nearest clubs. I see at least 8 participating Albuquerque Curves, plus Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and Los Lunas.

Curves clubs are all franchises, independently owned and operated by locals.

I am now going to assess my major muscle groups. (Shh! Don’t tell Mr Cheap. )

And sorry to the fellas also straining to fit into last year’s swimsuit, Curves clubs are for women only.

–Tania

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Santa Ana Golf Club Lady Golfer Seminar

February 20, 2012 by  
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An evening Rule 3.3 seminar for women golfers with a little bit of social fun thrown in too!

Santa Ana Golf Club hosts a seminar “Designed Specifically for Lady Golfers” on March 8 to launch the 2012 golf season. The women’s golf seminar is presented by Mark Swanson, PGA, at 6 pm in the Prairie Star Banquet Room, and the registration fee is $10, which seems pretty good value for what’s involved:

  • A 3.3 Rules Seminar and your questions answered about rules
  • Appetizers
  • Door Prizes

Register online for the Santa Ana Women’s Golf seminar .

  • When: Thursday March 8, 2012
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Prairie Star Banquet Room at the Santa Ana Golf Club
  • Fee: $10

Santa Ana Golf Club is located at 288 Prairie Star Road – directions at the link.

–Tania

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Free Housecleaning for Women with Cancer

September 27, 2011 by  
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Cleaning for a Reason is a non-profit organization that teams up with local maid services to offer free professional housecleaning to women with cancer.

Women currently undergoing treatment for any type of cancer may apply online to receive four free visits from reputable maid services for general cleaning (once a month). Those applying for the free cleaning must be female, aged 18+ and applicants need to provide a doctor’s note to verify that they are currently receiving cancer treatment. See the list of Cleaning for a Reason Q&As and then apply for the free cleaning online.

Albuquerque cleaning services participating in Cleaning for a Reason are:

  • Mini Maid of Albuquerque
  • Molly Maid of NE & NW Albuquerque
  • The Maids of Albuquerque
  • Metro Source Janitorial and Maid Service
  • Rio Rancho Cleaning Service
  • Plus for our Santa Fe readers: Crown Cleaning Company

But please don’t contact these companies directly – I just wanted to give them a name check to thank them!

Apply for Cleaning for a Reason at their website, they accept a limited number of applications each day.

If you are one of our readers from beyond New Mexico, search under the Cleaning for a Reason locations tab to see if the non-profit operates in your state.

This is one of those offers that I wish NOBODY would ever need to use, but it’s a wonderful service, and if you are fortunate enough not to need it you might consider donating at the site. Cleaning for a Reason is also eager for more cleaning services to volunteer to help out.

Pass this along to anyone who might benefit – an easy way is with the SHARE button below.

–Tania 

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