3-Days, 3 Ways to Enjoy Saguache Today
Labor Day Highlights: Close to Home
It’s Labor Day Weekend in the San Luis Valley. While the traditional end-of-summer, three-day holiday normally means road trips and one last vacation, many more are choosing to stay close to Saguache Today. If that’s you – or you’re visiting – here are some nearby things to do. Enjoy!
Artist Reception Tonight!
Friday evening, Sept. 2, the Northern Saguache County Library District will host its First Friday event with a 6 p.m. reception for two SLV artists. The event will be at the Baca Grande Library and is free and open to the public. Artists Patte Reaves-Smith and Mo Vanwalleghan will be presenting their work through the month of September at the Baca Grande Library. Join them this evening0 for a reception, Q&A and learn about their process.
About The Artists
Patte Reaves-Smith is an artist, a K-5 Art Teacher, and the Librarian at Moffat Consolidated School. She has been making art her entire life. Pursuing art as a career, took a back seat while raising four beautiful children. Painting, and designing children’s Murals for friends and family, kept those creative juices flowing. However, in recent years she was encouraged by her husband and friends to begin a new path in illustration, designing several CD covers combining and conceptualizing art pieces that combine music and nature. Patte, was totally excited to take on the illustration of Buster and his friends, in Diane Bairstow’s new children’s book The Ballad of Buster and The Bubbles.
“I hope, you are as captivated with Buster, as I am,” Reaves-Smith shares with readers.
Mo Vanwalleghan is a filmmaker/screenwriter at Dusty Dog Films. There will be a screening of her short film “A Blue Uncertain Buzz.” According to her online bio: Maureen Eich VanWalleghan is a filmmaker and screenwriter. An M.F.A. graduate of the Creative Writing program at Brooklyn College, Maureen received Dan Gordon’s screenwriting award for her first short film, A Blue Uncertain Buzz at the ZGI Shorts Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona. Other awards also include being honored as the “Best Arizona Short Film” at the Prescott Film Festival. “Buzz,” which is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I heard a Fly buzz” explores a woman’s last hours as she makes amends with her family. Currently, through her company Dusty Dog Films, Maureen is developing another short film inspired by the Emily Dickinson poem “Because I could not stop for Death.” This is the second short film for her triptych dedicated to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Maureen also writes feature-length scripts.
New Eatery Opens in Saguache
Since Saguache works first started back in 2012, the Blue Earth & Mercantile thrift store, 4th Street Food Store and Bebop Studio in the rear have been a mainstay in downtown Saguache. It’s the fourth component to this non-profit-owned commercial space that has always offered something new and different. Locals may recall the string of eateries that have offered their delicacies over the years, from the original Mirage Expresso & Ice Cream to the Blue Earth Café to the most recent The Wapiti Coffeehouse, the restaurant space at 319 San Juan Ave has offered the best in eats and entrepreneurship – two of the biggest challenges in rural Colorado.
This Saturday, Sept. 4 will welcome a new food spot in the space. Breads and Botanicals is in Saguache, Colorado. According to the business’s Facebook Page
“Our opening day will be this Saturday, September 4th! We will have a limited menu for now but we look forward to expanding and growing with you all! Please stop by if you are in the area and interested in some fresh-baked, local goodness. Our hours will be 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 & 5!
The eatery’s concept is food as medicine, part of a growing movement of using food to heal chronic illness and disease. While the approach has been around for decades, it’s making inroads as a formal part of treatment, rather than relying solely on medications.
“We look forward to serving you up some warm beverages and heartwarming eats!” The new owners report on social media. Good luck!
“Free Guy” Plays Two Weekends at Cozy Castle
The Labor Day Weekend forecast is a mix, so during those rainy parts, what better way to spend your time than with a movie? And if you’re in Saguache Today that means Cozy Castle Cinema where “Free Guy” is showing.
Reality meets video in Ryan Reynolds’ return to the big screen in “Free Guy,” showing at Cozy Castle Cinema in Saguache Today and the next TWO weekends.
When a bank teller discovers he’s a background player in a video game, he decides to become the hero of his own story — one that he can rewrite himself. In a world with no limits, he’s determined to save the day his way before it’s too late.
In Twentieth Century Studios’ epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi.
Showtimes are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 with children 3 and under free. The Cozy Castle Cinema is located at 403 4th St, in downtown Saguache. 719-221-4159.
Coming Soon: Paw Patrol, Cry Macho, No Time to Die.