Favorite Things Friday

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

Did we ever tell all of you how wonderful of readers you are? And, of course, you look great, too. We mean it…but today is also National Compliment Day. So if you haven’t been able to yet, make sure to look at your neighbor and let them know how beautiful that smile is or how much you like that new haircut.

Once National Compliment Day is over, it doesn’t mean you have to stop giving compliments, but it does mean you need to get off the couch and hit the town. Why not? There is so much to do and so little time!

This Little Piggy Went to Belen

As New Mexicans, most of us have probably been to a matanza. We’ve all celebrated by devouring nearly every part of a poor (but delicious, let’s not kid ourselves here) pig. Well, have you ever been to what is considered to be the world’s largest matanza? Whether you have or haven’t, you know you want to go pig out (pun intended).

You better get on over to Eagle Park (305 Eagle Lane) in Belen this Saturday, Jan. 25, for the 14th Annual Hispano Chamber of Valencia County Matanza. The event will last from 6:30 a.m. to about 3 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Enjoy all-you-can-eat matanza-style food, a red and green chile cook-off, and great music including performances by legend Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr.

Tickets are $10, but children under 12 get in free. The revenue will benefit the chamber’s scholarship program for Valencia County students.

Be a Health Nut

Not enough gas in the tank to ramble south to Belen? Trust me, I feel you. There’s still no need to be bored. The 16th annual KOB 4 Eyewitness News Health Fair is this Saturday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manuel Lujan Building at Expo New Mexico.

It’s your chance to visit more than 200 health and wellness exhibitors in one place. Come talk one on one with the expert health heads and even sample products and programs. Who knows? Maybe this is what you need to help you finally kick that New Year’s resolution into gear! (This sounds right up my alley!)

The Health Fair is $4-$5, but free for children 12 and under.

Now That’s Artsy

This Sunday, Jan. 26, ArtSpark will be hosting an event at the downtown ArtBar (119 Gold St. SW) in celebration of their fourth birthday. ArtSpark is an organization that works with artists, helping them with things like fundraising, online communications, and audience development.

The event lasts from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include performances from artists including Kaeti Frady (aerial/trapeze artist), Monica Demarco (musician/composer), Burgy (visual artist), Jill Christian (visual artist), and Guadalupe Chavez (photographer). “It is a fundraiser, although truly more a performance event and ‘friend-raiser,’ ” says Kristine Maltrud, founder and CEO of ArtSpark.

Tickets are $30 for one person or $55 for two.

So what are you going to be up to this weekend?