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    Upcoming:
    • What's Happening.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 9.
    • + WORKSHOP: PANDEMIC BE DARNED—LET’S WRITE! Wednesdays Jan 6-27.
    • Michael Hoppé @ Home Benefit Concert 2021 Feb 24.
    • + Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.
    • + 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January. Now available online.
    • + SAPASMA 10% Advance Payment Discount Jan 4-Feb 26.
    • + List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    • + Red Traffic Light Starts in GTO State Dec 25.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 9.
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    + WORKSHOP: PANDEMIC BE DARNED—LET’S WRITE! Wednesdays Jan 6-27.
    Signe Hammer has taught writing workshops for 40 years, including the 2019 and 2020 San Miguel Writers Conference and 12 years as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Creative Writing at New York University, where she received an Award for Teaching Excellence. She has been an editor at both a major book publisher and a national magazine. She has published four nonfiction books, along with short stories, poetry, reviews and many national-magazine feature articles. Her memoir was selected as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book.

    12 noon.
    WORKSHOP: PANDEMIC BE DARNED—LET’S WRITE! Wednesdays Jan 6-27.

    Michael Hoppé @ Home Benefit Concert 2021 Feb 24.
    The Children's Art Foundation SMA (CAF) has the privilege and honor of presenting one of the world’s most extraordinary artists, composers, and musicians, the charismatic Michael Hoppé in a LIVESTREAM performance on February 24th, from San Miguel de Allende right into your living room, anywhere in the world. Michael celebrates the worldwide release of his latest recording with the extremely personal and inspiring theme of PEACE & RECONCILIATION.

    5 pm.
    Michael Hoppé @ Home Benefit Concert 2021 Feb 24.

    + Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.
    Patronato Pro Niños has resumed their top rated Historical Walks. Tours are offered on a Private basis, and you must book ahead. Your volunteer Guide will be Dali Amaro: he is a state Certified Guide, with over 10 years of guiding experience and is a native son of San Miguel. He will provide you with a wonderful Tour, in English, at your convenience and with all safety protocols and precautions in place.
    Walking Tour with Patronato Pro Niños.

    + 15% Property Tax (Predial) Discount in January.
    Start the year on the right foot and enjoy a 15% discount this January when paying your 2021 property.
    SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE. - The Municipal and Finance Treasury opens the campaign on the property tax quota for 2021, with a 15% discount in the month of January and 10% in February, this in order to support the economy of San Miguel against the crisis over ...
    News San Miguel (sp) | English.
    We'll maintain the link in these Upcoming Activities and Events throughout the discount period. This is now working. I just paid our property taxes (Jan 4, 3:15pm) using a US based Visa credit card. There are instructions at the link.
    SMA Government (Scroll down to Pago Tu Predial).
    Or, the direct link: Pago de Predial (sp) | English. (The English link can be used only to read the instructions and not payment.) Click Pagar on that page to continue to making the payment. Note that there are two credit card processors listed -- you can use either to process different credit cards (you do not need to use a credit card issued by either of the processors).

    + SAPASMA 10% Advance Payment Discount Jan 4-Feb 26.
    Take advantage of the 10% Discount on your Advance Payment. Come and pay your 2021 water estimate, Valid from January 4 to February 26.

    + List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    Portal | Direct link to list of Certified Establishments | Certified Hotels | Gyms, spas, clubs, sports centers.

    + Red Traffic Light Starts in GTO State Dec 25.
    Due to the increase in infections and fatality from COVID 19 in Guanajuato, this health measure will be from December 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021.
    Economic activities are reduced from 50% to 30% of capacity; they will close canteens, nightclubs, clubs, bar areas in restaurants and bar areas in hotels .
    Guanajuato, Gto. December 24, 2020.- Due to the upward trend in the number of infections, hospitalization and deaths from COVID-19, Guanajuato returns to Red at the State Reactivation Traffic Light from December 25, 2020 until December 10 January 2021.

    The Secretary of Health, Daniel Alberto Díaz Martínez, announced this sanitary measure that was agreed in the State Health Safety Committee, given the alert situation due to the spread of the virus in Guanajuato and in the country.

    "We do it by virtue of the increase in the trend of hospitalization, mortality, by the percentage of positivity of the virus in the sampling, this is an absolutely necessary action to stop the chain of infections in the state."

    “We call on the population in general and young people in particular, to wear face masks, to stay at home, to respect a healthy distance and basic security measures; We ask you not to hold meetings. Today more than ever we need the effort of each one of us, if we all take care of ourselves, we will get ahead sooner, ”he said.
    Guanajuato returns to Rojo at the Reactivation State Traffic Light as of December 25. (sp) | English.

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.
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    Scheduled Work and Closures
    If you know of updates, corrections or additions to this list please let us know. We often keep road work notices up a few days beyond their planned completion date because there are not always announcements of schedule delays or completions.
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    A: Continuous turn with preference always to the pedestrian.
    Q: Make up your mind: traffic lights or a continuous right turn?
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    Avenida Independence Roadwork and Closure.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., October 6, 2020.- Today began the actions for the renovation of Independencia Avenue. The municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal García and the state governor, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo inaugurated the work for the rehabilitation of 1,350 linear meters of a Comprehensive Program in ...
    SMA Government (sp) | English.
    Based on reader reports, Avenida Independencia is currently completely closed to traffic from about Avenida Guadalupe up the hill to about the elementary school or Calle Ignacio Cruces. The specifics as to which sections are open or closed may change as the project progresses but it appears that portions of Avenida Independencia will be closed "for months."
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    Avenida Independencia November 15. Photo credit: Dick Snyder.
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