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Chulengos (young Guanacos) at play

Chulengos (young Guanacos) at play

Tom Barnwell

The Spanish Culture Club of SaddleBrooke (SCC) is a culture club, not a language club. It is composed of a group of social and intellectually curious Brookers that seek to expand their knowledge of Latin culture within the Old Pueblo and beyond. This is accomplished through monthly meetings that include speakers and tapas buffets, twice-monthly Spanish speaking breakfasts and excursions to local events and restaurants.

November’s program was on The Geography and Natural History of Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Tom Barnwell presented a general background on Chile followed by an informative slide show on the landscape and wildlife in Chile’s most popular National Park.

Spanish speaking (definitely not required) breakfasts meet on the second and fourth Mondays at 8:00 a.m. at the Roadrunner. This month breakfast will only be on December 12; there will not be a breakfast on December 26.

There will be no December meeting. January’s plans include a presentation on The History of Mexican Art from the Olmecs and Aztecs through the 20th Century by Tammy Bearden, SaddleBrooke resident and docent at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. We will discuss and view artworks by Mexican muralists Rivera, Siqueiros and Orozco as well as Posada and Tamayo. Join us at the Activity Center on January 16 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a Tapa to share and a beverage of your choice. Monthly meetings are the third Monday of the month.

On January 22 we will enjoy a showing of the DVD Frida. The movie depicts the tumultuous life of Frida Kahlo, renowned Mexican artist and wife of Diego Rivera, from her teenage years to her death. The showing will be in the Sonoran Room at MountainView from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. followed by a no-host Happy Hour at the Bistro Bar.

Please join us at our next meeting. If you choose to become a member, the annual fee is $20. For more information, contact President Kathy Volpe ([email protected], 520-818-9174).