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National Poetry Month!

SOMOS and Taos Typewriter (sales, restoration, and events) are partnering to celebrate National Poetry month! Join them Friday (April 2) 1-3 p.m. and Friday, April 23, 1-3 pm at SOMOS, located at 108 Civic Plaza Dr. Unit B, in Taos for all things analog! Come receive a hand-typed, personalized poem by SOMOS resident poet; use one of the provided typewriters to gift a poem to a stranger! (No experience necessary, they will teach you!) Bring a friend and type each other something meaningful - a note of appreciation or a love letter - the sky's the limit. Contribute a line or a page to their public story, or just join and chat typewriters. A kid-friendly, all ages event. They will have machines looking for new homes or if your typewriter needs some work, bring it down for free restoration advice from the mechanic. Taos Typewriter has performed typewriter events everywhere, from the deserts of Nevada to the streets of Prague.

"We are dedicated to reviving the art of personal connection, one-of-a-kind experiences, public gifting, and of course typewriters! We hope you will join us and SOMOS!" Go to somostaos.org/calendar/#event=41413312.

Camino Real

"Reflections on Three Trails" by noted historian Rick Hendricks is the Taos County Historical Society Zoom lecture for April 3 at 2 p.m. The Camino Real, the Santa Fe Trail and the Old Spanish Trail are a significant part of New Mexico and Taos history. The Camino Real was extended northward out of New Spain in1598 by Juan de Oñate. Rick Henrick's research on the Camino Real focuses upon the period of the Reconquest 1692-1693 through the papers of Gov. Diego de Vargas. The advent of Mexican Independence in 1821 coincided with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail and the period 1822-1846 for extensive trade. In 1829 Antonio Armijo led an expedition from Abiquiú to California and this trail became called the Old Spanish Trail in John C. Fremont's 1844 published report. Rick Hendricks, PhD., is the New Mexico State Records Administrator and previously served as State Historian for nine years. His is a formed editor of the Vargas Project at UNM and has written extensively on the history of the American Southwest and Mexico. Contact Paul Figueroa, paulcfigueroa@gmail.com for log in.

CALENDAR

Thursday, April 1

All Day | Truth or Consequences. A speculative documentary about time and how we weave the past into the present and our possible future. TCA Big Screen @ Home; tcataos.org/calendar; 3-day rental $10.

Friday, April 2

1-3 p.m. | Typewriter Poetry Project. SOMOS and Taos Typewriter (sales, restoration, and events) celebrate National Poetry month with a kid-friendly, all-ages event! Visit somostaos.org/calendar/#event=41413312. Cost: Free.

Saturday, April 3

2 p.m. | 'Reflections on Three Trails'. Taos County Historical Society Zoom Lecture by Rick Hendricks. Contact paulcfigueroa@gmail.com for log in.

Sunday, April 4

10-11:30 a.m. | Gregg Braden speaks on "New Light on the Shroud of Turin" on Zoom. Music by Jenny Bird. Masks MUST be worn if attending in person. Go to Zoom >Join a meeting, type 82969056513 in the empty box. Passcode: 460184. For more, call 575-751-1452 or 575-751-3170

11 a.m.-noon | Famous Last Words Unitarian Easter Service with Rev. Gary Kowalski. To join if new, fill out contact form at uutaos.org/contact/. Free.

Monday, April 5

Daily | Oscar Nominated Short Films Animation/Documentary/Live Action. TCA Big Screen @ Home; See tcataos.org/calendar.

Tuesday, April 6

Daily | Oscar Nominated Short Films Animation/Documentary/Live Action. TCA Big Screen @ Home; See tcataos.org/calendar.

Wednesday, April 7

Multi-start Times | Madama Butterfly - The Met: Live in HD. tcataos.org/calendar; Cost $15.

- Compiled by Virginia Clark

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