This week's Photo of the Week was taken by me in Santiago on Friday of Semana Santa, 2009. Maximon and his compañeros!
We need more photos taken by others, please! They don't have to have been taken this week! Dig through those files and find your best ones! If you have a photo you would like to submit for the Photo of the Week series, please contact me.
View the Photos of the Week archive at: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/photos.html
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- 31 March, Unlocking Silent Histories, film screening; 7 p.m., CECAP, Santa Cruz la Laguna (see details below)
- 3 April, 6-9 p.m., Antigua Musicos Organizados Concert, Antigua (see details below)
- 4 & 5 April, Unlocking Silent Histories, film screening; 6 p.m. La Galaria, Panajachel (see details below)
- 6 April, 4-10 p.m., Fundraiser for Centro de Bienestar Salud health clinic (Mayan Medical Aid Panajachel) (see blog post of 2 March 2014)
- 6-12 April, Permaculture Workshop with Shad Qudsi, Tzununa (see details below)
Don't forget to check out the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar for regular weekly and last minute events. http://ev-cal.com/fb/106177
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UnlockingSilentHistories.org in collaboration with Mayan Traditions Foundation invites you to their Indigenous Youth Film Series screening.
See rural Guatemalan culture through the lens of 12 to 18 year old Maya film students. Witness the videography, direction, and editing learned in the "Unlocking Silent Histories" workshops and meet the young filmmakers.
To learn more about this project, the organization and to view trailers of the films, please visit:
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If you are in Antigua on Thursday, check out the FREE music concert put on by the A.M.O. - Antigua Musicos Organizados. Several Antigua music groups will be performing Guatemala Rock Originals, Jazz Fusion, Funk & Reggae, New Orleans Jazz Piano, Blues Standards, Spanish Flamenco, Bluegrass Banjos, and more!
Come early to meet the musicians and be a part of their video.
For more information:
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Atitlán Organics is proud to announce the week-long Permaculture Workshops, which take place once a month throughout most of the year. This is a great introductory course for travelers interested in permaculture design.
Contact us now to reserve your spot in the next Workshop.
The week long Permaculture Workshop is a great way for people to get acquainted with permaculture design and sustainable living, while enjoying beautiful Lake Atitlan. This course is not the Permaculture Design Certification Course, but rather, it is an introductory course intended for people who are interested but no ready to commit to two weeks and the cost of the full certification course. Complete with lectures and hands-on practice with local Mayan farmers, as well as a final design project, these workshops are a great value for travelers and people who want a great learning experience in a new and beautiful setting.
The workshop covers a great number of topics including water conservation, earthworks, soil building, food forests, nursery/propagation work, animal systems, and beekeeping, and many others.
To make it accessible to everyone, workshops include food from the farm and lodging for very fair price. The lodging takes place at the Mayan Moon Lodge, a beautiful, lake front lodge with Wifi, hot showers, and amazing views.
- Three full meals, plus snacks and coffee, tea, all produced on farm or locally sourced.
- 3 Hours of lecture daily
- 3 Hours of hands-on practice
- Work with and learn from traditional Mayan Farmers
- Access to permaculture library and electronic resources
- Students responsible for final project presentation.
- Private and Group Spanish Classes are available at additional cost
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The Atitlán Music School has initiated a Go Fund Me Fundraiser to raise funds to pay for legal advice and fees to obtain official non-profit status in the USA and in Guatemala.
Please help Atitlán Music School attain this important step!
The school has been operating for a year and a half on the generous donations already received at fund raising events in the USA and in Guatemala. In order to expand programs and increase outreach, the school needs to be able to apply for grants from organizations and companies. Before this can be done, official "Not For Profit" status must be attained. Thanks for your help! Current funding only covers student scholarships and essentials.
To donate to this fundraiser, go to: http://www.gofundme.com/7q3gks
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12-Step AA/NA meetings are happening in Santa Cruz every Wednesday at 2 p.m. Just a short walk up from the main dock in Santa Cruz. Anyone who has a desire to attend - curious, committed, newcomer or experienced - is welcome! For more information call: 3028-5716.
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Several dentists have been added to the Santa Cruz website's Professional Recommendations List from suggestions by local residents. Check them out as well as others on the list: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/professional-recommendations-list.html
Someone sent me the name of a dentist who is not on this list. I couldn't find it in my emails! Please send it again and I will add it. Thanks!
If you know of any professionals you think should be on the list, please contact me through the CONTACT FORM.
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Dear friends in the Atitlán area,
I am looking for any type of used magazines or journals to use for art work. Colorful, high gloss would be preferable. I could pick them or you could drop them off.
Querido amigos en el area Atitlán,
Estoy buscando cualquier tipo de revistas usadas para trabajo de arte. Es preferible con mucho color y brillo intenso. Yo podría buscarlas o se llevan.
Clemens, 4042-7051, firstname.lastname@example.org
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