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There’s a one-day sale today on Organic Cantaloupes: 2 for $3 at Whole Foods Market. The sale is only on Friday, August 19, 2011. If you stock up, here are some free recipes for cantaloupe melons: Grilled Tofu and Melon Salad, Strawberry Melon Gazpacho, Grilled Fruit Kebabs, and Minty Melon Salad.
As part of Santa Fe’s Indian Market celebrations, you can get a free gift of Senor Murphy Candymaker Chocolate with a purchase. Visit Senor Murphy Candymaker in their shop in La Fonda hotel on Santa Fe Plaza between August 18 – 22, and buy a special edition Indian Market Historic Chocolate Pot one pound box, to get a gift of a free Senor Murphy Sampler. I LOVE Senor Murphy Candymaker, especially the chocolate with chile…
In the Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion, Starbucks customers who get their fix in the morning can return the same day after 2 pm with the receipt from their earlier purchase, and score a Grande sized cold drink for $2, plus tax. The offer is valid every day through September 5, 2011, at participating locations.
Pueblo Independence Day on Sunday August 14 2011 at Jemez State Monument is free for all New Mexico residents. Commemorations include Native American dances, music, crafts and food. The day starts at 7 am with a 13-mile run from Jemez Pueblo to Gisewa Pueblo kiva at Jemez State Monument. Anyone can join the run, or just watch. Guest speakers are at 10 am, and celebrations continue from 10:30 am with traditional Jemez Pueblo dances, flute music, and Native American arts and crafts and food. Admission is free to Pueblo Independence Day events.
The usual admission is $3 to visit Jemez State Monument, and it’s free for kids aged 16 and under. New Mexico residents enjoy free admission on Sundays, and New Mexico seniors on Wednesdays too, with ID. Jemez State Monument is about 71 miles and 90 minutes’ drive west of Santa Fe, via either Los Alamos, or I-25 south to exit 242 from Bernalillo. Get directions to Jemez State Monument.
The Survival: New Mexico weekend at El Rancho de las Golondrinas on Saturday and Sunday August 13 and 14, 2011, is an invitation to see how well we modern day folk would survive in historical New Mexico. Talks and activities for adults and kids focus on traditional skills, and some contemporary outdoor survival skills too. The line-up includes: How to make an atlatl and atlatl dart, making a bow and arrow, and an archery and atlatl range; making adobe bricks; a weaponry demonstration; wilderness first aid and wilderness shelter techniques; curanderas talking about traditional healing herbs; sessions on edible and medicinal plants found in the Southwest; making yucca soap; making a felt snake (session for kids); making horno bread; and lots more.
The full list of activities is in the El Rancho de las Golondrinas flyer PDF. The event runs from 10 am – 4 pm each day, and I think it’s a pretty good deal for such an unusual event – especially as kids go free! Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for teens aged 13-18, and free for kids under 13. Seniors pay $5.
El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum on 200 pastoral acres, about 20 minutes south of Santa Fe Plaza. It’s easy to find: Get directions to El Rancho de las Golondrinas.