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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 21, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 21, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • SMA Municipal Offices Closed; SAPASMA Open Jan 21,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    SMA Municipal Offices Closed; SAPASMA Open Jan 21
    ATTENTION NOTICE. ... January 21, the Municipal Administration offices will remain closed on the occasion of the 251 Anniversary of the birth of Generalissimo Ignacio Allende and Unzaga. Thanks for your attention.
    On Tuesday, January 21, we are waiting for you at our usual schedule from 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM To complete your paperwork and payments.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    Posada de la Aldea
    Ancha de San Antonio 15
    4:30 PM

    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 25
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).


    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 20, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 20, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20
    It will be through the different forms of art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio de Allende, starting with a concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) on Monday, January 20, in the Garden Main, at 6 in the afternoon.

    That same day, at 7:30 at night, the Torch Parade will take place, which starts from the viewpoint located in Exit Real to Querétaro and continues until you reach Calvario, go down the street of San Francisco, pass in front to the Municipal Palace and you will arrive at the esplanade of the Main Garden.
    Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Parade and Concert Jan 20 (sp).

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    SMA U.S. Consular Agency Town Hall Jan 24
    *** MEETING FULL / NOW WAITLISTED ***
    Posada de la Aldea
    Ancha de San Antonio 15
    4:30 PM

    Topics: Voting and Security Concerns. There will be speakers from the Embassy coming to address these topics. Please RSVP to so they can add you to the wait list.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 25
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).


    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 19, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 19, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 25,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende.

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 25
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 25
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 18, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 18, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Four Churches Walk Jan 23,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Four Churches Walk Jan 23
    Historical perspective of paintings, relics, and statuary of four downtown churches. Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation collected on site.
    Every 4th Thursday of each month.
    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children www.patronatoproninos.org.
    Four Churches Walk Jan 23

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 17, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 17, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 6
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Feb 20.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

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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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 16, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 16, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18
    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, invites the population to enjoy a symphonic concert in tribute to the Beatles.

    This concert will take place on Saturday, January 18 at 6 pm in the Zeferino Gutierrez Park, with the presentation of a quintet and the pianist Hernán Miranda, admission will be free.

    The pianist Herman Miranda, graduated from the Bachelor of Music of the University of Guanajuato, at 25 years of age, is one of the most recognized pianists nationwide, who currently perfects his technique at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland, a prestigious institution in the field of music.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Beatles Tribute Concert Zeferino Park Jan 18 (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair Jan 30-Feb 16
    Due to the remodeling work of Benito Juárez Park, this year the @GobSMA will carry out the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' of SanMiguelDeAllende at the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.
    Due to the remodeling work of the Benito Juárez Park, this year the Municipal Government will hold the 64th edition of the traditional 'Feria de la Candelaria' in the facilities of the Zeferino Gutiérrez park.

    The Candelaria Fair will take place from January 30 to February 16, 2020, where more than 110 nurseries from different municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic will participate, in addition to more than 28 cultural events, workshops and concerts coordinated by the Directorate of Culture and Traditions.

    This fair will offer the sale of plants, flowers, pots, fertilizer, humus and implants for gardening in more than 300 linear meters of tents. The schedule will be from 8 in the morning to 9 at night, while the inauguration will take place on Friday, January 31, at 5 in the afternoon, by the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal.
    Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Park on Google Maps.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).
    See also: Zeferino Gutiérrez park will host Candelaria Fair (sp).

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    IMPORTANT: SAPASMA reports: due to leak repair work in calle Acamapixtle, vehicular traffic will be affected after 9:00 PM of the section: Calzada de la Presa to Cuauhtémoc and section: Huitzilopoztli to Cuauhtémoc.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 15, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 15, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers' Conference Feb 12-16,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15
    Ulrike brings along four of our town’s best musicians: Ruben García on flute, Israel Chávez (violin and drums), Francisco Hermosilla (guitar) and Sergio Carrillo on bass. Blending musical styles from tango, blues, bolero, bossa nova and afrosamba, she’ll take you on a tour of the continent with what one critic calls “nuanced interpretations and enormous depth.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series:Revelations of a Missionary: My Itinerant Life, Padre Alejandro Solalinde Jan 21.

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16
    San Miguel Writers Conference and Literary Festival
    15th Anniversary Celebration

    February 12 to 16, 2020

    Register now to insure your choice of events
    Writers' Conference Feb 12-16.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Glorieta de Allende Road Work
    ATTENTION Citizens are informed, that at the moment there is work personnel carrying out caring work in the Glorieta de Allende, it is recommended that drivers traveling through the area take precautions, since there is heavy vehicular traffic.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 14, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 14, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15
    Ulrike brings along four of our town’s best musicians: Ruben García on flute, Israel Chávez (violin and drums), Francisco Hermosilla (guitar) and Sergio Carrillo on bass. Blending musical styles from tango, blues, bolero, bossa nova and afrosamba, she’ll take you on a tour of the continent with what one critic calls “nuanced interpretations and enormous depth.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Sapasma works in repair of online escape of drinking water, located in Calle Federico Montes, Col. Saint Louis King. Reported Jan 13 12:43 pm.
    Sapasma Facebook.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 13, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 13, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • 251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14
    Weekly on Tuesdays. All lectures except the February 25 one are at the Palacio De Bellas Artes, Calle del Dr. Ignacio Hernandez Macias 75, 6:30 PM.

    Tickets are 150 pesos, free to migrants and people under 25. Tickets available in the Tesoros shop in the Biblioteca or at the door. Season passes are available for 1,000 pesos.

    Tuesday, January 14: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico, M.M. McAllen.
    PEN Lecture Series: Maximilian and Carlota: Europe’s Last Empire in Mexico Jan 14

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15
    Ulrike brings along four of our town’s best musicians: Ruben García on flute, Israel Chávez (violin and drums), Francisco Hermosilla (guitar) and Sergio Carrillo on bass. Blending musical styles from tango, blues, bolero, bossa nova and afrosamba, she’ll take you on a tour of the continent with what one critic calls “nuanced interpretations and enormous depth.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    251 Anniversary Celebration of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende Jan 17-31
    Know all the details here.
    It will be through art that the Municipal Government will honor Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende 251 years after his birth.

    Among the shows highlights the presentation of the Symphonic Band of the Secretariat of National Defense; Cecilia García, voice of Profundo Canto and 'Armando un Pancho ”with Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes, at the close of the American Capital of Culture.

    Through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions, the Municipal Government will pay tribute to Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga, 'Favorite Son of Guanajuato', for the 251 anniversary of his birth through a series of artistic activities that will take place on the 17th as of January 31.
    List the cultural week to commemorate the 251 Anniversary of the Birth of Generalissimo Don Ignacio Allende (sp).

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

    More in the category Activities and Events and News and Views.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 12, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 12, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 18,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15
    Ulrike brings along four of our town’s best musicians: Ruben García on flute, Israel Chávez (violin and drums), Francisco Hermosilla (guitar) and Sergio Carrillo on bass. Blending musical styles from tango, blues, bolero, bossa nova and afrosamba, she’ll take you on a tour of the continent with what one critic calls “nuanced interpretations and enormous depth.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Jazz Across the Americas w/ Ulrike Flores Jan 15.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18
    Toronto-based singer-songwriter, Duane Forrest lights up our stage with his heartfelt and haunting melodies.

    DJ Lamp at Radio Reverb raves, “Maravilloso! Good vibes. I love the way this music builds.”

    Shelter Theater.
    Caribbean Nights w/ Duane Forrest Jan 17-18.

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 18
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 18
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 11, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 11, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16,
    • Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • 2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 11
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16
    A fascinating look at San Miguel's major architectural styles over 5 centuries.

    Meet at 9:45 am in the Jardin, across from the Parroquia, no reservations necessary, 350 peso donation taken on site.

    Benefits Patronato Pro Niños providing healthcare to local children. www.patronatoproninos.org
    Architectural Walking Tour Jan 16.

    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17
    If, in a medical emergency, you would want to be evacuated to the home hospital of your choice in the USA, Canada or Mexico, then you need an affordable, flexible and comprehensive SkyMed Plan.

    SkyMed Small Group Free Brunch Seminar:

    When: Friday, January 17th at 11 am Sharp
    Where: Buen Dia Cafe, Hidalgo #42, Centro.
    Seminar: The SkyMed Difference Jan 17.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20
    The SMA Pickleball Club is hosting a fun tournament this winter for men and women of all skill levels.

    There will be two men’s and two women’s divisions, sign up per your skill level. 10 players in each division, 2 USAPA professional paddles as prizes per division.
    Cost is 1000 pesos (proceeds go towards the new courts fund).
    2020 SMA Pickleball Winter Rally Feb 20 - Mar 20.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 10, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 10, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Enjoy 15% discount this January when paying your property. #SanMiguelDeLaGente More accomplished and more aware. Check your receipt here.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 11
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 9, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 9, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    Parque Municipal Zeferino Gutierrez Opening Events Jan 8-18
    From today until January 18, the Park #ZeferinoGutiérrez located in the Obraje neighborhood of #SanMiguelDeLaGente You will have music and theater shows, check the billboard and attend with your family to know this great place.
    Click the tweet and scroll down to see the schedule.
    The park is about a six minute walk north from Fabrica la Aurora.
    Location on Google Maps.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 11
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 8, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 8, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caravan of Kings Jan 8,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Caravan of Kings Jan 8
    Come with your family to the traditional Caravan of Kings from #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. We start from Fábrica La Aurora towards a new space for San Miguel residents: the Zeferino Gutierrez Park.
    Behind the La Aurora factory, at the entrance to popular colonies such as San Luis Rey, Pancho Villa, among others.
    With an investment of 34 million 620 thousand pesos, the municipal president @VillarrealGTO accompanied by the governor of the State, @diegosinhue, will inaugurate the Zeferino Gutierrez park on January 8, 2020.
    This space that is located in the Barrio del Obraje will benefit more than 3,600 San Miguel residents, who will enjoy a recreational and amusement public park, with an extension greater than that of the “Benito Juárez” park. ...

    Throughout 19 thousand 406 square meters, the integral plan of the work was from the leveling of the land, compaction of the hydraulic concrete pavement, the installation of drainage and drinking water, as well as the trimmings and sidewalks.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will open (sp).

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 11
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Google translations. News sites and Facebook pages are on our Links page.

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  • Brief News and Views Jan 7, 2020

    Jan 7, 2020:
    • The “cones” of paper return in SMA,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Trial for moral damage: another threat to free journalism,
    • American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed,
    • 50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca,
    • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico,
    • Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies,
    • Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops,
    • Treadmill.

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.84 MXN.
    Weather: 42F - 64F - 38F; 6C - 18C - 3C; 0%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
    Peso and weather are static snapshots from early this morning. Click the links for the latest.

    ~~~~~
    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for many more news sites.
    ~~~~~

    The “cones” of paper return in SMA
    The "cucuruchos" return to San Miguel de Allende, small or large newspaper cones to take things from the errand, such as; fruit, lentils, pet food, wheat, cinnamon, raisins, almonds, meat, etc. This after the ban on the use of single-use plastic in the "Zero Plastic" campaign .

    Mainly in the downtown area and markets you can see the newspapers that are used to make cones that will allow you to load your products, because if they give you bags, the merchants could receive a fine for violating the provision, which ranges from 5,000 to 85,000 pesos.
    The “cones” of paper return in SMA (sp).

    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho”
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Trial for moral damage, another threat to free journalism
    For what is at stake in this process, the right of journalists from Guanajuato to conduct well-founded investigations to track the origin and destination of public resources should be carried out with the greatest possible transparency and clarity.
    The freedom to investigate public power faces a case that will set a precedent in Guanajuato.

    The lawyer Roberto Saucedo Pimentel and the journalist Arnoldo Cuéllar Ornelas have had the dubious honor of being the first protagonists of a trial for moral damage, the figure that replaced defamation of honor as a legal instrument to limit freedom of expression.
    Trial for moral damage, another threat to free journalism (sp).

    American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed
    An attack on an American family in Tamaulipas left a 13-year-old boy dead and three other family members wounded on Saturday night.

    Bound for Oklahoma, the family was returning from spending the holidays in San Luis Potosí when armed men traveling in two vehicles ordered them to stop in the town of Ciudad Mier, near the border with Texas.

    The family, which was also traveling in two vehicles, refused to stop for the attackers, who then rammed the victims’ cars to force them to stop. The gunmen opened fire, killing the child and wounding two adults and a 10-year-old boy.
    American family attacked in Tamaulipas; 13-year-old killed.
    See also: American family attacked in Mexico just south of Texas; 13-year-old killed.

    50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca
    Civil Protection agency chief Wilbert Cabrera reported cracks in walls and broken windows in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec town.

    The municipal government building, the health clinic, the market and the old train station were also damaged. Over 100 years old, the government building was already damaged by the 8.2-magnitude quake that struck the region in September 2017.
    50 homes sustain minor damage in 6.0 quake in Oaxaca.
    See also: El Universal (sp).

    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico a day after another quake rocked the island
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake and several other strong tremors rocked Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, just one day after a 5.8 magnitude quake shook the island, according to the US Geological Survey.

    Power outages and damage to homes and buildings were reported near the island's southern coast, though the extent wasn't immediately clear.
    A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico a day after another quake rocked the island.

    Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies: Neither Extra-Comfy Chairs Nor Bars Can Reverse the Trend
    Ticket sales plunged 31% per person on average since 2002. You can raise ticket prices only so much before the strategy backfires.

    There are many ways to watch movies these days without having to go to a brick-and-mortar movie theater. And it shows. Despite population growth and all the efforts by movie theaters to stay relevant – such as offering extra-comfy chairs and adding bars and allowing people to bring those drinks into the theater – ticket sales continue to zig-zag lower. It seems nothing is working to stem the long-term decline.

    Movie ticket sales fell 5.2% in 2019 to 1.244 billion tickets, according to movie data provider The Numbers. This is a 21% plunge from the peak in 2002, when 1.58 billion tickets were sold, and a 14% drop from 20 years ago in 1999, and just a hair above where ticket sales had been in 1995 ...
    Brick & Mortar Meltdown at the Movies: Neither Extra-Comfy Chairs Nor Bars Can Reverse the Trend.

    Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops
    Burney found that "these lower aerosol and ozone concentrations conferred near-immediate benefits to health and crop productivity." All cause mortality in the counties closest to the closed plant dropped by a percent, with the elderly being the largest beneficiaries. All told, the data suggests that about 27,000 premature deaths were avoided between 2005 and 2016. The confidence intervals are wide, ranging from 2,700 to 50,000, but the numbers go up if a wider radius around the plant is used. The effects on crops were even more dramatic. Nearby corn and soybean yields went up by over five percent; wheat yields rose by four percent.

    Translating those numbers to apply to the remaining coal plants, Burney found that even for the conservative 25km estimate, they caused about 330,000 premature deaths and a loss of 10 billion bushels of crops over the decade she studied. For reference, she notes that the crop loss is roughly equivalent to a half-year's production; it's also equivalent to five percent of the total US harvests over that decade.
    Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops.

    Treadmill

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Jan 7, 2020

    Upcoming for Jan 7, 2020:
    • What's Happening,
    • Caravan of Kings Jan 8,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • + SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28,
    • + Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount Jan - Feb,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 11,
    • Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Armando un Pancho Jan 21,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1,
    • Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13,
    • Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Caravan of Kings Jan 8
    Come with your family to the traditional Caravan of Kings from #SanMiguelDeLaGente . Wednesday, January 8, 3:30 p.m. We start from Fábrica La Aurora towards a new space for San Miguel residents: the Zeferino Gutierrez Park.
    Behind the La Aurora factory, at the entrance to popular colonies such as San Luis Rey, Pancho Villa, among others.
    With an investment of 34 million 620 thousand pesos, the municipal president @VillarrealGTO accompanied by the governor of the State, @diegosinhue, will inaugurate the Zeferino Gutierrez park on January 8, 2020.
    This space that is located in the Barrio del Obraje will benefit more than 3,600 San Miguel residents, who will enjoy a recreational and amusement public park, with an extension greater than that of the “Benito Juárez” park. ...

    Throughout 19 thousand 406 square meters, the integral plan of the work was from the leveling of the land, compaction of the hydraulic concrete pavement, the installation of drainage and drinking water, as well as the trimmings and sidewalks.
    Zeferino Gutierrez Park will open (sp).

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Jan 11
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 11
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12
    Please join us for a poetry reading & celebration party for Gaia Schilke's new collection of poetry & illustrations, A Coney Island of the Mind, 4-6pm @ Paprika on Sunday, January 12. Gaia, a performance poet, will read at 5pm. All are welcome!
    Poetry Reading & Book Publishing Party for Gaia Schilke Jan 12.

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Armando un Pancho Jan 21
    This next January 21, #SanMiguelDeAllende It will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish...
    It is next January 21, the Municipality will close its cycle as 'American Capital of Culture 2019', with the stellar presentation of two great icons of romantic music in Spanish: Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes.

    The composers of "Somos Novios" and "Vida Loca" respectively, will once again unite their talent in the show entitled "Armando un Pancho", which will be presented free of charge in the Main Garden.
    Armando Manzanero and Francisco Céspedes will arrive in San Miguel to present their show “Armando un Pancho” (sp).

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29
    Sam Donaldson, ABC Journalist
    “Rambling Through Washington: 52 Years of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

    and

    Alison Wright, National Geographic Photo Journalist
    “Learning to Breath: One Woman’s Journey of Spirit and Survival”

    5:00 to 7:00 PM, Real de Minas Hotel Ballroom.
    Sam Donaldson to Speak in San Miguel Jan 29.

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Feb 1
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13
    Colum McCann is the founder of an international Story Exchange project called Narrative 4 that is making an impact on communities all over the world. The topic of his talk, which promises to be thoroughly engaging, will be, “Story Telling Across the Divides: How Story Telling (and Listening) Can Heal our Tired Hearts.” He believes we can expand our sense of what the world is by listening to others, and can bring about real action on the ground through the exchange of stories.

    6:30 pm, Real de Minas Ballroom.
    Writers’ Conference Keynote Feb 13.

    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22
    February 18 through 22, 2020, you have the opportunity work in a small group with a teacher who will give your project personal attention and focus. This year, we are offering the following five-day Master Classes:
    • Fiction—Vision Re-Vision: The Building Blocks of Writing and Revising Fiction
    • Fiction—James Joyce Meets Judith Krantz: The Literary Blockbuster
    • Nonfiction—Writing the Self and Others: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
    • All Genres—Wild Writing Adventures in San Miguel: Let’s Get Vivid
    • Poetry—Poetry of Witness: A Flower in a Graveyard
    Extraordinary Master Classes for Writers Feb 18-22.

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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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    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Brief News and Views Jan 6, 2020

    Jan 6, 2020:
    • New Don Zeferino park decorated with desert plants,
    • Low purchase and sale of properties,
    • Av. Guadalupe transplanted trees are sprouting,
    • GTO starts 2020 with tax increases,
    • Tortilla extortion continues in GTO,
    • Mexico’s Minimum Wage in 2020,
    • Utah: Prescriptions from Mexico?,
    • Chain-reaction crash kills five; injures 60 on Pennsylvania Turnpike,
    • Australia Will Lose to Climate Change,
    • Mind blowing.

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.88 MXN.
    Weather: 38F - 72F - 44F; 3C - 22C - 7C; 0%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
    Peso and weather are static snapshots from early this morning. Click the links for the latest.

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    San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
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    With plants of a desert they decorate the new Don Zeferino park of San Miguel de Allende
    Hundreds of plants of maguey, aloe, thorny and long cardons, nopales, long organs, teaspoon and even biznagas, today plants in danger of extinction, is the decoration that today shows the park dedicated to Don Zeferino Gutierrez, the master builder to whom San Miguel de Allende owes him much of his great architectural beauty.
    With plants of a desert they decorate the new park of San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Low purchase and sale of properties
    During 2019 the purchase and sale of properties decreased in Guanajuato.

    Data obtained by AM through the Transparency Law reveal that last year 7 thousand 907 less procedures for buying and selling properties were made before the Public Registry of Property, compared to 2018. This figure represents 12.8% less than a year before. ...

    It also highlights that in cities such as Guanajuato Capital , Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel de Allende, a decrease in procedures was noted, of 20%, 17% and 10%, respectively.
    Low purchase and sale of properties (sp).

    Transplanted trees are sprouting: Municipal Government
    More than two months after the transplantation of the 32 trees that were located in Avenida Guadalupe de #SanMiguelDeAllende, the @GobSMA reported that 30 are in good condition, one regular and the other stressed.
    Nine of the 32 transplanted specimens were placed in the green area of ​​the “Las Brisas” subdivision, mainly of the species of ficus, jacaranda, casuarina and a Washington palm tree. In the Bellavista subdivision 11 copies of Ficus and Laurel from India were placed and in the green area of ​​the “Mexiquito” subdivision 12 copies of ficus were transplanted.
    Transplanted trees are sprouting: Municipal Government (sp).

    Guanajuato starts 2020 with taxes of up to 150 percent increase
    Increase the tax on lodging, furniture transactions, provision of professional services, alcoholic beverages, street lighting and others.

    The same has an increase of 150 percent the tax on the use of real estate, that is, income, which went from 2 to 5 percent. ...

    The hosting service rose 100 percent, rising from 2 to 4 percent.
    Guanajuato starts 2020 with taxes of up to 150 percent increase (sp).

    Tortilla workers in Guanajuato denounce that extortion continues
    The problem of extortion continues on the prowl of the tortillero guild, mainly in the municipalities of Celaya and Salamanca.
    This was revealed by the president of the Federation of Producers of Dough and Tortilla in Guanajuato, Jaime Borrego Sánchez, who said that this crime has already claimed the lives of colleagues in the aforementioned municipalities.

    In addition, he noted that while the State Government has worked to combat this problem and has yielded results, there are still victims whose cases have not reached the State Attorney General's Office because of the fear they have of the reaction they may have on their part. the criminal groups.
    Tortilla workers in Guanajuato denounce that extortion continues (sp).

    Mexico’s Minimum Wage in 2020
    Mexico’s minimum wage was raised on Jan 1, 2020 to to $123.22 pesos per day; a 20% rise on the 2019 level of $102.68. The rate for 2020 along the border zone was by 5% to $185.56 pesos per day.

    In years past the minimum wage had been raised more-or-less in line with inflation, to avoid a wave of wage demands that could cause a spiral of increases in prices and wages which would eventually have the most impact on the poorest people. The problem was that the minimum wage has for years been so low that it isn’t enough to for a single person to live on, never mind a whole family.
    Mexico’s Minimum Wage in 2020.

    Prescriptions from Mexico? Utah is paying public employees to make the trip
    In the first year since the state’s “Rx Tourism” program for public employees launched, 10 Utahns have traveled over the Mexican border to pick up specialty medications at about half the price charged in the United States. In return, the state covers airfares for the patient and a companion, and offers a $500 cash incentive for each trip.

    “It was a no-brainer,” said Ann Lovell, who has made four trips to Hospital Angeles in the past year to pick up Enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to the cash payment, Lovell avoids the hefty copay she’d have to cover in the U.S. under her plan through PEHP, the insurer that covers 160,000 Utah public employees and family members. ...

    In total, the state has saved $225,000 on drugs bought in Mexico by patients who require any of the dozen or so specialty drugs — mostly treatments for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders — that PEHP identified as having the most potential for savings.
    Prescriptions from Mexico? Utah is paying public employees to make the trip.

    Chain-reaction crash kills five, injures 60 on Pennsylvania Turnpike
    The tour bus was headed downhill when it swerved into an embankment at a bend in the road and rolled over on its side, state police spokesman Stephen Limani told a news conference hours later.

    Two tractor-trailers then plowed into the bus and a third big rig slammed into the other trucks in a chain reaction that also involved a car, Limani said. All three trucks, at least one belonging to FedEx Corp (FDX.N), were hauling shipments of packages, he said.
    Chain-reaction crash kills five, injures 60 on Pennsylvania Turnpike.

    Australia Will Lose to Climate Change
    Australia is caught in a climate spiral. For the past few decades, the arid and affluent country of 25 million has padded out its economy—otherwise dominated by sandy beaches and a bustling service sector—by selling coal to the world. As the East Asian economies have grown, Australia has been all too happy to keep their lights on. Exporting food, fiber, and minerals to Asia has helped Australia achieve three decades of nearly relentless growth: Oz has not had a technical recession, defined as two successive quarters of economic contraction, since July 1991.

    But now Australia is buckling under the conditions that its fossil fuels have helped bring about. Perhaps the two biggest kinds of climate calamity happening today have begun to afflict the continent.
    Australia Will Lose to Climate Change.

    Mind blowing

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  • Brief News and Views Jan 5, 2020

    Jan 5, 2020:
    • Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020,
    • Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero,
    • Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel,
    • Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S.,
    • SAPASMA Water Bill Discount,
    • Property Tax Payment and Discount,
    • Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe
    • Carmageddon Spreads to Canada,
    • Broccoli training.

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.93 MXN.
    Weather: 34F - 69F - 38F; 1C - 21C - 3C; 0%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
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    San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
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    Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020
    Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior (Secretaria de Gobernación, SEGOB) and National Immigration Institute (NII) (Instituto Nacional de Migración, INM) published new governmental fees for immigration procedures related to foreign nationals and expatriates that took effect on January 1, 2020. ...

    Below are the approved amounts within the FRL that were published by the Ministry of the Interior and the NII ...
    Mexico’s New Official Immigration Fees for 2020.

    Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero
    The name of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro "El Pípila" has always been between heroism and myth, however, in San Miguel - his home - remains forgotten. On the day of his birth the @GobSMA missed an event.
    The name of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro "El Pípila" has always been between heroism and myth, however, in San Miguel - his home - remains forgotten.

    Even when one of the most important works of the current government bears his name and the roundabout that receives visitors from the Bajío owns its statue, between parties and engagements, every year the date of his birth is forgotten.

    “El Pípila” was born on Barranca Street in the Center of San Miguel de Allende on January 3, 1782, in a humble house that to date remains forgotten. His heroic act in the Alhóndiga de Granaditas earned him recognition in history and a monument in the City of Guanajuato, as a symbol of the struggle of those who with "small acts" magnified the country.
    Juan José de los Reyes Martínez, the forgotten hero (sp).

    Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel
    They issue reprimands to businesses of #SanMiguelDeAllende that violate the ban on plastic and unicel.
    The Environment and Sustainability Directorate began to reprimand the establishments that still deliver petroleum products such as bags, straws, glasses, cutlery, containers and plastic packaging and single-use unicel.

    It highlights the admonition of several businesses of different turns, including a popular roast chicken restaurant.
    Reprimands issued to businesses that fail to comply with a ban on plastic and unicel (sp).

    Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S.
    We have an active case, as we speak we have a family that was detained in Nuevo Laredo and extorted as they attempted to cross back into the United States from Mexico," Chief Claudio Trevino of the Laredo Police Department. "We are advising the public as to what is happening to develop to avoid any other family to go through this." ...

    The department asks paisanos returning from Mexico to avoid bridges within the Nuevo Laredo area.

    Those travelers trying to cross back into the United States should use a safer alternative like the Columbia Bridge to the north and International Bridges south of Laredo.
    Family temporarily detained in Mexico while returning to U.S..

    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted. Our taxes are still a bargain, but about 36% higher than last year with no change in property valuation.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    2019-2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests
    https://twitter.com/CDCFlu/status/1213209931970678790
    The current flu season is on track be one of the worst in years, Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN.

    CNN reports that Fauci says the 2019-2020 flu season is on track to be as severe as the 2018-2017 season, which was the deadliest in at least a decade.
    2019-2020 Flu Season on Track to Be Especially Severe, New CDC Data Suggests.
    See also: CDC Preventive Steps.

    Carmageddon Spreads to Canada
    Sales of passenger cars and light trucks in Canada fell 3.7% to 1.91 million vehicles in 2019, the second year in a row of declines, and were down 6.1% from peak-year 2017, according to industry data compiled by Des Rosiers Automotive Consultants ...
    Carmageddon Spreads to Canada.

    Broccoli training

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  • Brief News and Views Jan 4, 2020

    Jan 4, 2020:
    • SAPASMA Water Bill Discount,
    • Property Tax Payment Discount,
    • 2020 Lawyerly advice and Y2K20 Software glitch,
    • Insabi is looking for new doctors,
    • Fireworks pyrotechnics: 200 kg have been seized,
    • The first homicide of the year is registered in SMA,
    • Treasury sets term for Uber and Sin Delantal to pay taxes,
    • Historical streak in remittances,
    • Australia’s Terrifying Bushfire Season Rolls On,
    • The sad truth about our climate,
    • Morning stretch.

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.91 MXN.
    Weather: 42F - 63F - 35F; 0%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
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    San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for many more news sites.
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    SAPASMA Water Bill Discount Jan 2 - Feb 28
    Pay Your Estimated Water 2020, valid from January 2 to February 28. Only in our offices.

    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Discount
    Pay the 2020 tax in January for a 15% discount. 10% discount if paid in February.
    Instructions for the payment of the property.
    1.- Identify your property account, if you have your property receipt or know your account.
    2.- Once your property account has been identified, remove the first two digits from the left and start with the letter, thus only the 10 digits remain.
    ...
    5.- Any questions please send mail to .
    Click the PAGAR / PAY link at the bottom of the instructions page to go to the page to make the online payment. US credit cards accepted. Our taxes are still a bargain, but about 36% higher than last year with no change in property valuation.
    Property Tax (Predial) Payment Instructions (sp).

    2020 Lawyerly advice and Y2K20 Software glitch,
    A lawyer friend advised to be careful writing dates on documents, contracts, checks, etc as the full four digits: "2020". If you just write the year as "20", someone could change it to "2019" or "2021" or similar to your disadvantage.

    Meanwhile in NYC: We were all so busy revisiting Y2K anxiety, we forgot to pay attention to the computer glitch right in front of us: parking meters around the city have been malfunctioning since the start of the new year due to a software end date of January 1st, 2020. In other words: it's Y2K20 time.

    The Department of Transportation said in a statement that parking meters are not currently accepting credit card payments and pre-paid parking cards. But this is actually a global problem stretching all the way to Australia, as there are tons of cities around the world that use the same software: ... "The software in the model of Parkeon meter used in New York City had established an end date of January 1, 2020 – and had never been updated by the company.
    NYC: Y2K20 Parking Meter Software Glitch Causes Citywide SNAFU.

    Insabi is looking for new doctors
    Celaya.-- ... According to what federal authorities have explained, this new institute will provide free and quality health services to all people who are in the country and have no medical affiliation; In addition to obtaining the service, it will be sufficient to present the voter's credential or the CURP and thus receive services without restrictions, free medications and other supplies for any type of condition including those diseases that generate high expenses for families. ...

    ISSSTE authorities in Guanajuato, so far do not know how to proceed with the new federal health scheme, Insabi, which began on January 1. ...

    In this regard, (Periodico Correo) tried to contact the medical assistant Trinidad Aguilar, but through the Department of Communication, he only replied that he had no instruction 'and as soon as there is something', the citizens will be informed.
    Insabi is looking for new doctors (sp).

    Fireworks pyrotechnics, 200 kg have been seized
    At least 4 mishaps were recorded between December 31 and January 1 in #SanMiguelDeAllende due to the use of pyrotechnics, the operation to seize continues, so far 200 kg have been confiscated.
    However, some citizens continue to misuse these artifacts that are sold clandestinely in establishments that do not have the necessary permits for their trade, transport and storage.

    Due to this, on the night of December 31 and the morning of January 1 there were some fires, such as that of a vehicle in the Allende neighborhood, that of a room in the Guadalupe neighborhood, in the courtyard of a house in the neighborhood Santa Cruz de la Paz and another inside a bardeado property with garbage and dry grass accumulated in the Ejido de Tirado; all caused by pyrotechnics.
    Fireworks pyrotechnics, 200 kg have been seized (sp).

    The first homicide of the year is registered in San Miguel de Allende
    A 26-year-old man was shot dead in Ejido de Tirado de #SanMiguelDeAllende , a few blocks from the Police Academy.
    According to the first testimonies, the young man was on his bicycle when he was shot to death by unknown subjects who fled after consummating the homicide. The victim presented at least 4 injuries.
    The first homicide of the year is registered in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Treasury sets term for Uber and Sin Delantal to pay taxes
    Mexico set a deadline of July 1 for companies in the digital economy to start paying taxes.
    Now, all firms in the digital economy will have about six months to register as withholding taxes, after the end of December the tax authority (SAT) published the first set of rules to improve collection, in compliance with the provisions of the 2020 budget.

    "The measures that will come into force on July 1 have as a starting point to facilitate compliance with existing taxes, through a mechanism in which the platforms contribute to the tax authority with the withholding of taxes," Hacienda said in a statement.

    "It is not contemplated to propose new taxes or increase the rates of existing ones," he added.
    Treasury sets term for Uber and Sin Delantal to pay taxes (sp).

    Historical streak in remittances; Add 32 thousand 965 million dollars: BdeM
    Record of #remesas with 32.9 billion dollars between January and November. The figure is equivalent to the total amount of infrastructure investment that the federal administration will make this year.
    Between January and November 2019, Mexico received a total of 32 thousand 965 million dollars (621 billion pesos) for remittances, mainly from the United States, an amount never registered before, the Bank of Mexico (BdeM) reported.

    In comparative terms, this sum is close to the 669 thousand 572 million pesos that the federal government will expend in physical investment during 2020, which is the one destined for production machinery.

    Until October 2019 (last similar number of indicators), remittances were the main source of foreign exchange income in the country, with an amount of 30 billion dollars, above oil exports, which total 21 thousand 800 million, and of tourism revenues, which amount to 20 thousand 100 million
    Historical streak in remittances; Add 32 thousand 965 million dollars: BdeM (sp).

    Mallacoota Escapes Obliteration, but Australia’s Terrifying Bushfire Season Rolls On
    The new year opened in harrowing fashion in far southeast Australia, where massive bushfires rolled all the way to the coastline and came close to wiping out a small town. Up to 4,000 people took shelter on the coast at the town of Mallacoota, protected only by a line of fire trucks. People on the beach were poised to jump into the water when firefighters gave the word. According to weather.com, a cheer went up along the waterfront when officials reported that a change in wind direction has spared much of the town.

    It’s unclear how many structures have been consumed in the last couple of days of fire. No meaningful rainfall is in the forecast, and periods of scorching heat are expected to continue. Temperatures may again top 45°C (113°F) in parts of interior southeast Australia on Friday and Saturday. Update (January 3): Saturday is expected to be the worst day in the newest round of wildfire, as intense heat and high winds stream across the region ahead of a cool front.
    Mallacoota Escapes Obliteration, but Australia’s Terrifying Bushfire Season Rolls On.

    The sad truth about our boldest climate target
    We’ve waited too long. Practically speaking, we are heading past 1.5˚C as we speak and probably past 2˚C as well. This is not a “fact” in the same way climate science deals in facts — collective human behavior is not nearly so easy to predict as biophysical cycles — but nothing we know about human history, sociology, or politics suggests that vast, screeching changes in collective direction are likely. ...

    But it should mean getting serious about adaptation, i.e., preparing communities for, and helping them through, the changes that are now inevitable. As the old cliché in climate policy goes, we should be planning for 4˚C and aiming for 2˚C instead of what we’re doing, which is basically the reverse, drifting toward 4˚C while telling ourselves stories about a 2˚C (and now, 1.5˚C) world.
    The sad truth about our boldest climate target.

    The UNEP (UN Environment Programme) report suggests that even if all unconditional NDCs under the Paris Agreement are implemented, the world is still on track for a warming of around 3.2C (5.8F) above pre-industrial levels in the year 2100. While this is far from a desirable outcome, it is substantially better than the 4.6C (8.3F) in the worst-case no-policy emission scenario.
    UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’.

    Locals consider this the “new normal” in (Miami), the biggest city of Florida’s largest metropolitan area, which would simply cease to exist with a 3C temperature rise. Even at 2C, forecasts show almost the entire bottom third of Florida – the area south of Lake Okeechobee currently home to more than 7 million people - submerged, with grim projections for the rest of the state in a little more than half a century.
    The three-degree world: the cities that will be drowned by global warming.

    Morning stretch

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 30, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 30, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • First responders parade and thanksgiving mass Dec 30,
    • Feria De Reyes Jan 1-5,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Jan 4,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 4,
    • Chess Saturday Jan 4,
    • The Game Changers Jan 9,
    • Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass Dec 30
    As it is a tradition, emergency institutions of different corporations of #SanMiguelDeAllende They will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30, also a Thanksgiving Mass will be held.
    As has been the tradition for more than 30 years, emergency institutions of different corporations in San Miguel de Allende will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30.

    The reason is to thank the Creator for having concluded the year well. For this occasion, on Monday, December 30 from 5:30 in the afternoon, the tour will begin in the Aurora neighborhood with a walk that starts from the Calzada de la Aurora and will continue along the streets of Hidalgo, Insurgentes, Pepe Llanos, Juárez and Canal to finish at the Temple of San Francisco, where they will hold a Eucharist at 6:00 p.m.

    At the end of the Mass, you will begin a tour of participating emergency units to the main square on the south side, where they will perform the sirens touch of the units for up to a minute, then they will go to the Fire Station located on the Conspirators Boulevard to make a toast between the emergency bodies and conclude this event.
    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass (sp).

    Feria De Reyes Jan 1-5
    The #FeriaDeReyes2020 in the new location: Tianguis plates from Tuesday #SanMiguelDeLaGente , from January 1 to 5, personally deliver your letter to the Magi. Remember that we will raffle 10 bicycles.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Jan 4
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

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

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 4
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 100 pesos. Shelter Theater.
    Advance tickets not available. Tickets available at the door 1/2 hour before the event.
    The Game Changers - Documentary on Vegan Life Jan 9.

    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14
    Cancer touches us all, either directly or through the lives of loved ones. Antibiotic resistance, not so much—yet!

    Antibiotic resistant infections will claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide this year; expected to climb to 10 million by mid century. And unlike cancer, where a privileged few may access costly advanced therapies, income and advantage are no protection against superbugs.

    La Casona Event Center, 5pm
    Maryn McKenna : antibiotic resistance- a global health threat Jan 14.

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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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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    Bicentennial bridge maintenance work
    IMPORTANT Wednesday, December 18 SAPASMA informs: due to maintenance work on the rain grid located on the Bicentennial bridge with the direction of the El Pípila roundabout to the Ventanas roundabout, traffic is affected. Please drive with caution.
    Google Maps: Puente Bicentenario.
    (Continuing?)

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    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 29, 2019

    Dec 29, 2019:
    • First responders will parade and perform thanksgiving mass,
    • Some proposals for New Year's Eve Dinner in SMA,
    • Tzotzil weaver wins Mexico’s highest cultural award for her life’s work,
    • A Day Of The Innocents Joke from News San Miguel,
    • Wolf Street: Six of My Predictions in 2019 and How They’ve Fared,
    • Where's the good stuff?

    Peso: 1 USD = 18.84 MXN.
    Weather: 49F - 68F - 47F; 0%.
    (morning low - daytime high - overnight low; chance of precipitation).
    Peso and weather are static snapshots from early this morning. Click the links for the latest.

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    Local News Sites
    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    Atención | San Miguel Times | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for many more news sites.
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    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass
    As it is a tradition, emergency institutions of different corporations of #SanMiguelDeAllende They will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30, also a Thanksgiving Mass will be held.
    As has been the tradition for more than 30 years, emergency institutions of different corporations in San Miguel de Allende will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30.

    The reason is to thank the Creator for having concluded the year well. For this occasion, on Monday, December 30 from 5:30 in the afternoon, the tour will begin in the Aurora neighborhood with a walk that starts from the Calzada de la Aurora and will continue along the streets of Hidalgo, Insurgentes, Pepe Llanos, Juárez and Canal to finish at the Temple of San Francisco, where they will hold a Eucharist at 6:00 p.m.

    At the end of the Mass, you will begin a tour of participating emergency units to the main square on the south side, where they will perform the sirens touch of the units for up to a minute, then they will go to the Fire Station located on the Conspirators Boulevard to make a toast between the emergency bodies and conclude this event.
    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass (sp).

    For the New Year's Eve Dinner in San Miguel de Allende, these are some proposals
    The parties that prepared the hotels and restaurants of San Miguel de Allende Prepare stomach, feet and eagerness to party.
    If you are looking for a place to dine and celebrate this New Year's Eve and you will walk with your friends or family through San Miguel de Allende, these are some of the places where you can eat the grapes, toast and together wait for the bells to give the .. .
    For the New Year's Eve Dinner in San Miguel de Allende, these are some proposals (sp).

    Tzotzil weaver wins Mexico’s highest cultural award for her life’s work
    Carmen Vázquez won the National Prize in Arts and Literature for her work in preserving traditional textile designs and techniques.

    The youngest of five children, her upbringing was traditional for the time, speaking only Tzotzil and not permitted to attend school. Instead, she was prepared for chores associated with rural domestic life, which included the making of textiles, in particular weaving on a backstrap loom.

    For the most part Vázquez conformed to her community’s expectations, but not entirely. She studied secretly as a child and eventually convinced her family to allow her to attend school. Unlike her sisters, she can speak, read and write Spanish. But much of her time was spent working with her mother, who taught her how to weave on the traditional loom.
    Tzotzil weaver wins Mexico’s highest cultural award for her life’s work.
    See also: The indigenous Tzotzil who won the National Arts Award of Mexico for her fabrics (sp).

    Parking meter installation begins in downtown San Miguel de Allende
    They place parking meters this morning in San Miguel de Allende; will work in 2020. #DayOfTheInnocents #28DeDiciembre #InnocentPopcorn #IsJoke.

    A few weeks ago, the City Council of San Miguel de Allende approved the Revenue Act of 2020, which contemplates the collection of use of public roads through the streets of the Heritage City. The charge for the use of public roads is contemplated through the parking meters, for ...
    Happy Day of the Innocents (Dec 28). This is a Joke from News San Miguel.
    Parking meter installation begins in downtown San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Six of My Predictions in 2019 and How They’ve Fared
    I try not to make predictions these days. But a few times I lapsed.

    Normally, I report what is happening, based on numbers and charts. I analyze and try to make sense of our crazy times. It’s up the readers to project where this might be going. But a few times in 2019, I lapsed and make predictions. And here are six of them and how they’ve panned out so far, in no particular order, with my favorite one last ...
    Six of My Predictions in 2019 and How They’ve Fared.

    Where's the good stuff?

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 29, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 29, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • First responders parade and thanksgiving mass Dec 30,
    • + Christmas Bazaar December weekends,
    • + Model Train Exhibition December weekends,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Jan 4,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Jan 4,
    • Chess Cancelled Saturday Jan 4,
    • Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26,
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    With the commitment to make culture the best tool for the dissemination of our values, the Municipal Government through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions announces the calendar of cultural events for the Christmas week in the city.

    The activities include from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 December at different times and locations. ...
    Christmas cultural events (sp).

    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass Dec 30
    As it is a tradition, emergency institutions of different corporations of #SanMiguelDeAllende They will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30, also a Thanksgiving Mass will be held.
    As has been the tradition for more than 30 years, emergency institutions of different corporations in San Miguel de Allende will make a parade through the main streets of the city, on December 30.

    The reason is to thank the Creator for having concluded the year well. For this occasion, on Monday, December 30 from 5:30 in the afternoon, the tour will begin in the Aurora neighborhood with a walk that starts from the Calzada de la Aurora and will continue along the streets of Hidalgo, Insurgentes, Pepe Llanos, Juárez and Canal to finish at the Temple of San Francisco, where they will hold a Eucharist at 6:00 p.m.

    At the end of the Mass, you will begin a tour of participating emergency units to the main square on the south side, where they will perform the sirens touch of the units for up to a minute, then they will go to the Fire Station located on the Conspirators Boulevard to make a toast between the emergency bodies and conclude this event.
    Emergency bodies will perform parade and thanksgiving mass (sp).

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

    Model Train Exhibition December weekends
    Visit the exhibition of the scale model of the main railway stations in the State, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., until next December 29 at the railway station of #SanMiguelDeLaGente.

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Jan 4
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

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

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Jan 4
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Experiential Evening About Global Migration Jan 23
    ... a most unusual, multi-media, audience participation special event about the global migration crisis. This experiential evening, inspired by this year’s Big Read selection, Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli, will be held at the Instituto Allende.
    Experiential Evening About Global Migration.

    La Pulga Flea Market Jan 26
    Jan 26, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

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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.

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Bicentennial bridge maintenance work
    IMPORTANT Wednesday, December 18 SAPASMA informs: due to maintenance work on the rain grid located on the Bicentennial bridge with the direction of the El Pípila roundabout to the Ventanas roundabout, traffic is affected. Please drive with caution.
    Google Maps: Puente Bicentenario.
    (Continuing?)

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    December 19 starts construction of El Pípila ("La Comer roundabout") overpass
    El Pípila ("La Comer") Roundabout Road Work
    ROAD ALERT
    By maneuvers for the start of the overpass El Pípila, road safety elements help in the roundabout. Take precautions and anticipate your transfer times.

    This Thursday, the president @VillarrealGTO and the governor @diegosinhue they start the Depressed Pass El Pípila with the removal of the sculpture. From 7 to 15 hrs., The roundabout will be reconfigured, since when arriving at Plaza Alhóndiga, it will advance until the 1st round in “u” towards Celaya.

    This Thursday begins the construction of the overpass in the Glorieta el Pipila of San Miguel de Allende. Know the alternate ways.
    On December 19, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the State Government, will begin the construction of the overpass in the El Pípila Roundabout.

    For this action, it is not considered to close this important crossing completely, informed the Director of Public Works, Antonio Soria. In addition, alternate routes will be enabled to expedite vehicular traffic at the exit to Celaya. ...

    It is important to highlight that in the El Pípila roundabout there will also be no traffic lights, as some publications have erroneously cited.
    December 19 starts construction of overpass (sp).

    Traffic Light Project
    We start the traffic light of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento. Know the operation scheme of the first traffic lights of the road belt...
    With the aim of helping to control the vehicular flow of the José Manuel Zavala Libramiento, tomorrow, December 10, the placement of traffic lights will begin for the development of the road belt.
    Likewise, semaforized pedestrian crossings will be implemented at ground level to guarantee the safety of people who will be able to cross at certain times and in a responsible manner, in order to avoid fatal accidents.

    It is important to highlight that the traffic lights are intelligent, that is, their operation will depend on the vehicular flow coming from the other points to manage traffic along the route.

    In addition, this project will increase safety in San Miguel de Allende, as it will have a camera system with license plate recognition to control the arrival and departure of vehicles from the city; At the same time, traffic light synchronization will help to optimize the movement of emergency vehicles throughout the period.

    The system will be monitored by more than seventy cameras that will allow to program the traffic lights, at the same time that the city will be monitored to deal with situations that require the intervention of the security forces thanks to its link with the C4.
    Start This Tuesday The Placement Of Semáforos In The Libramiento José Manuel Zavala (sp).

    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 25, 2019

    Dec 25, 2019:
    • Alleged extortionist arrested in the downtown area,
    • Christmas cultural events,
    • Doña Mechita, the creator of turkey piñatas (and chela buckets),
    • When will the Netherlands disappear?,
    • What Options Do Mall Landlords Have When Brick & Mortar Retail Melts Down on Them?,
    • Merry Christmas!

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    They arrest the alleged extortionist in the downtown area
    An alleged extortionist from La Piedad, Michoacán, was arrested by Public Security elements of #SanMiguelDeAllende , intended to charge $ 5,000 to a business.
    At 12:32 hours, when he was on a surveillance tour on the corner of Insurgentes and Quebrada, in the Centro area, the report was received from the manager of an establishment who indicated that moments before, his employee, in a store located on the street from Insurgentes, he received several calls to demand 5,000 pesos, which they would pick up later.

    Subsequently, a subject dressed in blue denim shorts, blue sweatshirt and black cap arrived at the establishment, to whom the employee handed over 3,900 pesos.
    They arrest the alleged extortionist in the downtown area (sp).

    Christmas cultural events
    With the commitment to make culture the best tool for the dissemination of our values, the Municipal Government through the Directorate of Culture and Traditions announces the calendar of cultural events for the Christmas week in the city.

    The activities include from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 December at different times and locations. ...
    Christmas cultural events (sp).

    Doña Mechita, the creator of turkey piñatas (and chela buckets) that made this Christmas famous
    The turkey piñatas and famous beer buckets this Christmas and created by Doña Mechita in #Yucatán. Picture from @1854_PoH.
    She is from the city of Mérida and at almost 90 years old, shows that working keeps her alive and productive. She is the one who has made famous the turkey-shaped piñatas that attracted the ...
    Doña Mechita, the creator of turkey piñatas (and chela buckets) that made this Christmas famous (sp).

    When will the Netherlands disappear?
    The local phonebook in the Dutch area of Noordwaard is a record of a community that no longer exists: Lists of numbers for homes that have been demolished, leaving just square patches in the grass where their foundations stood.

    Once a thriving farming area, Noordwaard is now an expanse of reedy marshlands in the southwest Netherlands, deliberately designed to flood in order to keep nearby Dutch cities dry. "Several years ago, when you came to that polder, big nice farms were there, acres with potatoes and onions," said Stan Fleerakkers, a dairy farmer who lives nearby. "Now when you drive there, there's nothing left of it."

    The Noordwaard polder was one of 39 such areas selected for the Dutch government’s “Room for the River” program, in which land was given back to the water. It’s a modern reversal of the centuries-old practice of land reclamation by the famously low-lying country.
    When will the Netherlands disappear?.

    What Options Do Mall Landlords Have When Brick & Mortar Retail Melts Down on Them?
    Even in San Francisco: From a brand-new glitzy zombie mall to innumerable vacant storefronts.

    Mall investors have long denied it. But year after year, ecommerce has been eating up brick-and-mortar retail sales, in the third quarter faster than ever, and in the fourth quarter, according to early indications, even faster. Turns out, ecommerce is a structural change that grew out of the arrival of the Internet, has been underway for two decades, and will continue until it has played out.

    Sure, malls are not all going to be shuttered overnight. But many of them have already been turned into zombie malls; and others that are located on good locations are being redeveloped into office and apartment buildings with some retail and restaurant space, along with movie theaters, and other entertainment venues.
    What Options Do Mall Landlords Have When Brick & Mortar Retail Melts Down on Them?.

    Merry Christmas



    Llegó Navidad
    llegó Navidad
    llegó Navidad
    todo es felicidad
    ...
    Yo vengo para traerles
    canciones de Navidad
    igual que todos los años
    con mucha felicidad

    Les digo que sigo
    pensando en grandes y chicos
    por eso no ceso
    de componer villancicos
    ...
    Lyrics Capricho Navideño
    ...
    Being far, far away
    from my dear homeland
    I needed the voices
    of beings that I never forget

    And I wanted, of course I did
    I crossed the distance
    thinking, singing
    I arrived at the place of my childhood
    ...
    Lyrics English - Christmas Caprice

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 24, 2019

    Dec 24, 2019:
    • They lay the first stone of the Ecological Community Center ... (CECECADE),
    • Two shops closed for selling pyrotechnics,
    • Development Plan (PMDUOET) Approved,
    • Mazatlan garbage trucks will notify you when they are near,
    • Mining company failed to fulfill commitment to victims of toxic spill in Sonora,
    • In Mexico, April Fool’s Day falls in December and celebrates ‘the innocents’,
    • A Politically Incorrect Christmas To You Too,
    • Turmoil in the Heavy-Truck Market as Seen by a Truck Dealer,
    • Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays!

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    They lay the first stone of the Ecological Community Center for Environmental Training and Human Development in San Miguel de Allende
    They lay the first stone of the Ecological Community Center for Environmental Training and Human Development in San Miguel de Allende in #SanMiguelDeAllende.
    The Municipal President Luis Alberto Villarreal in the company of Elizabeth Cou de Beteta founding member of FAI laid the first stone of what will be the Ecological Community Center for Environmental Training and Human Development in San Miguel de Allende (CECECADE).

    Municipal President Luis Alberto Villareal commented “putting this first stone is one more step of all these years that FAI has been at the service of the community of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, it is also another step to comply with this convention of the Organization of the United Nations (UN) that in favor of girls and boys will be celebrating their 30 years next year and I hope to be here in this building with you ”

    This center will be located on San Martin Street in the San Felipe Neri neighborhood, it will be the first demonstration community center of its kind installed in the urban spot, it will have water harvesting, vegetable solar cells, dry toilets, among other ecotechnics, the land It consists of 600 square meters where 250 square meters will be built where it will house the administrative areas and workshops so that when people visit, they will learn about environmental care techniques. It is estimated that the work will be completed in approximately six months.
    They lay the first stone of the Ecological Community Center for Environmental Training and Human Development in San Miguel de Allende (sp),

    Two small shops close in Cerritos
    Two grocery stores in the community of Cerritos in #SanMiguelDeAllende were closed temporarily on Sunday afternoon, for selling pyrotechnics without the corresponding permits.
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - Two grocery stores in the community of Cerritos were temporarily closed on Sunday afternoon, for selling pyrotechnics without the corresponding permits. ...

    For people who are detected selling or storing pyrotechnics, the fine will amount to 10,000 pesos and / or jail, ...
    Two small shops close in Cerritos (sp).

    Approve the Development Plan and Territorial Ecological Planning (PMDUOET) of SMA
    This Monday, Cabildo de San Miguel de Allende, held the Ordinary Session No. 40, where the Development Plan for the municipality was approved by unanimous decision, which will be in force from January 2020 to 2040. In an interview with Mayor ...
    Approve the Development Plan and Territorial Ecological Planning (PMDUOET) of SMA (sp).

    Mazatlan garbage trucks will notify you when they are near your home
    Given the problem of garbage collection and lack of awareness of some citizens, it is planned to create an application for next year that will warn the exact time of arrival of waste collectors , informed the director of Public Services, Luis Antonio González Olague.

    He said that he is working with the computer staff of the City of Mazatlan to install GPS to the collection trucks and subsequently the creation of a free mobile application, so that it will let them know the precise moment in which they should take out their bags trash with its waste, with it problems that are currently present in the colonies, he said.
    Mazatlan garbage trucks will notify you when they are near your home.

    Mining company failed to fulfill commitment to victims of toxic spill in Sonora
    Nor did Grupo México remedy the environmental damage caused by the 2014 incident, says health secretary.

    Five years after the fact, the government has acknowledged that Mexico’s largest mining company did not live up to an agreement to compensate victims of a toxic spill.

    Grupo México failed to fulfill its commitments to the victims of the 2014 spill into two rivers in Sonora, Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer said on Monday.
    Mining company failed to fulfill commitment to victims of toxic spill in Sonora.
    See also: Grupo México failed to comply with those affected by the spill (sp).

    In Mexico, April Fool’s Day falls in December and celebrates ‘the innocents’
    Be careful not to lend money. You may never be repaid.

    There’s no need to wait until April to play a trick on someone: Mexico’s equivalent of April Fool’s Day is December 28.

    Día de los Santos Inocentes (Day of the Holy Innocents) is a day for all kinds of practical jokes but beware of lending money. According to tradition, there is no obligation to pay back anything borrowed on this day.
    In Mexico, April Fool’s Day falls in December and celebrates ‘the innocents’.
    See also: Why do we celebrate Holy Innocents Day? (sp).

    A Politically Incorrect Christmas To You Too
    One of Mexico’s principal attractions has, for ages, been its mixture of cultures and traditions, so that visitors and foreign residents can enjoy the unusual in a number of celebrations that are nevertheless quite familiar. Indigenous and Spanish traditions combined to give Mexico much of its unique nature.

    The later expansion of U.S. culture — convenience, fast food, movies, music, video games — inevitably affected its neighbor Mexico, and the commercial exploitation of traditional holidays has also been a hit.
    A Politically Incorrect Christmas To You Too.

    Turmoil in the Heavy-Truck Market as Seen by a Truck Dealer
    “On our lots, there are no lookers for used sleepers, and we will sell new sleepers at a loss to clear them out, and new orders for sleepers have come to a stop,” a heavy truck dealer who owns two stores with several franchises told me. The truck dealer was talking about the turmoil in the heavy-truck business, where orders for new Class-8 trucks have collapsed by as much as 80% year-over-year…
    Turmoil in the Heavy-Truck Market as Seen by a Truck Dealer.

    Happy Hannukah


    Merry Christmas


    Feliz Navidad


    Happy Holidays

    I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do.
    My gift is my song, and this one's for you. ...

    It's for people like you that keep it turned on. ...

    Anyway the thing is, what I really mean ...

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 23, 2019

    Dec 23, 2019:
    • 10-year-old boy suffers burns from fireworks,
    • Kumbia Kings and Sonora Santanera will receive the new year in SMA,
    • Winter Climates in Mexico,
    • Prosecution took a week to issue an alert for missing Dulce Ivana,
    • More Than 50 Injured In Virginia Interstate Pileup,
    • Spain: Young People Still Crushed by Housing Bust, Banking & Economic Crisis,
    • Australia fires: The huge economic cost of Australia's bushfires,
    • Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans,
    • A dozen bagels.

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    10-year-old boy suffers burns when exploding “onions”, is the second case
    A 10-year-old boy from the "La Petaca" Community in #SanMiguelDeAllende He suffered burns in his leg when a bag of “cebollitas” that he wore in his pants exploded.
    At 01:23 a.m., a 10-year-old boy was admitted to the General Hospital with second degree burns on his right leg, due to the misuse of pyrotechnic toys.

    This is the second case of a minor injured by the incorrect use of “cuetes” registered in less than five days in San Miguel de Allende. The first accident occurred in Cerrito de los Chávez and the latter in the Jesús María La Petaca community. ...

    As on the previous occasion, the relatives took the child by their own means to the hospital, without giving notice to the authorities and did not provide information on the place where the pyrotechnics was acquired.
    10-year-old boy suffers burns when exploding “onions”, is the second case (sp).

    Kumbia Kings and Sonora Santanera will receive the new year in San Miguel
    With a double and free concert of the Kumbia Kings and the Sonora Santanera, the Municipal Government will receive with the San Miguel and hundreds of visitors and tourists the arrival of the New Year.
    The imposing Parish of San Miguel Arcángel will serve as a fund for the celebration that will take place on the esplanade of the Main Garden, at a party scheduled from 8 at night and until 5 in the morning.

    A DJ will start the show, which will serve as a preamble to leave the stage to one of the most important and long-standing groups of Mexican tropical music: Sonora Santanera, who will go out to delight attendees at 9 p.m., with his unique and popular style created in 1955 by the musician and trumpet player Carlos Colorado Vera. ...

    The Kumbia Kings, concept created by AB Quintanilla, brother of the missing Selena and who have sold more than 20 million albums with 5 Grammys and 15 Billboard awards in their history, will arrive on stage at 00:10 hours and until 02:00 in the morning.
    Kumbia Kings and Sonora Santanera will receive the new year in San Miguel (sp).

    Winter Climates in Mexico
    Mexico’s winter season begins on or around December 21 each year, and although the seasonal change does not feel as marked as it does further north in the hemisphere, if you’re living or visiting here during this time of year, you’ll feel a distinct change in the air and its temperatures.

    The climate in Mexico begins to turn during the Autumn when temperatures at higher altitudes will begin to feel generally cooler from late September. By mid-to-late December, towns and cities situated at higher elevations can feel chilly or even cold after sundown.

    How marked the temperature change feels depends on where you are in Mexico. Areas situated at lower elevations and near the coasts lose their high humidity and heat to become pleasantly warm, whereas the central highlands and some areas along the Gulf Coast are cooler and also become subject to temporary cold fronts from the north —colloquailly called nortes in Spanish— which can bring gusts of icy wind and even overnight frost for a few days at a time. Cold spells tend to pass surprisingly quickly and on most winter days daytime-high temperatures can reach a pleasantly-warm 21-23 degrees centigrade; 70-74 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Winter Climates in Mexico.

    After denouncing the disappearance of Dulce Ivana, the prosecution took a week to issue an alert
    The adolescent teenager Dulce Ivana Núñez Martínez, 16, who had been missing since December 10, was murdered and her body found totally burned on the way to the community of Mesa de Ibarrilla, in that city.

    In the area of ​​the Mesa de Ibarrilla community, in addition to Dulce Ivana, at least three other women from 2014 have been found murdered to date. Although Dulce Ivana's parents filed the complaint with the State Attorney General's Office (FGE) for her disappearance on December 11, it was not until Wednesday 18 near four o'clock in the afternoon when said instance issued the Amber Alert.

    The report indicated that the 16-year-old girl had left her home on December 10. Data published by relatives in social networks in which they requested collaboration to find it indicated that she was going to enroll in a high school when she disappeared.
    After denouncing the disappearance of Dulce Ivana, the prosecution took a week to issue an alert.

    More Than 50 Injured In Virginia Interstate Pileup Involving Nearly 70 Vehicles
    More than 50 people were hospitalized after 69 cars collided in a chain-reaction crash on a Virginia interstate on Sunday morning, state authorities say.

    Images from Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg showed cars and trucks strewn together in a tangled heap following the pileup.

    Virginia State Police said the crashes began on an icy and fog-shrouded overpass bridge around 7:51 a.m.
    More Than 50 Injured In Virginia Interstate Pileup Involving Nearly 70 Vehicles.

    Young People Still Crushed by Housing Bust, Banking & Economic Crisis: Bank of Spain
    Over the past five years, Spain’s economy has grown at a faster rate than almost any other in the Eurozone. But not everyone has benefited. And a new report by the Bank of Spain confirms, no one has paid as heavy a price as the generation that came of age in the years immediately before and after the collapse of Spain’s insane housing bubble and the banking crisis that followed.
    Young People Still Crushed by Housing Bust, Banking & Economic Crisis: Bank of Spain.

    Australia fires: The huge economic cost of Australia's bushfires
    Australia is facing a massive bill from unprecedented, deadly fires that have burned an area bigger than Belgium.

    Insurers have received claims worth A$240m (£126m ; $165m) since October, and they expect the number will grow significantly.

    Medical bills from the fires and smoke haze could also run into the hundreds of millions. ...
    Australia fires: The huge economic cost of Australia's bushfires.

    Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans
    Levels of the damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide have reached an alarming new milestone at the world’s oldest measuring station in Hawaii.

    The Mauna Loa Observatory, which has measured the parts per million (ppm) of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1958, took a reading of 415.26ppm in the air on 11 May – thought to be the highest concentration since humans evolved.
    Climate crisis: CO2 levels rise to highest point since evolution of humans.

    A dozen bagels
    Get some free with a dozen?

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 22, 2019

    Dec 22, 2019:
    • Cold days are expected in SMA,
    • Snow or sleet forecast in 13 states including GTO,
    • Dozens of families enjoy public posadas,
    • They ask for improvements for victims in SMA,
    • November homicides up 7%,
    • Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash,
    • Pick your own.

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    Cold days are expected in San Miguel de Allende
    From December 21 to 24, minimum temperatures of 4º (39F) and maximum temperatures of 23º (73F) are forecast in #SanMiguelDeAllende . Follow these recommendations.
    The main thing is to keep informed about the weather conditions in the Municipality and wear warm clothes when leaving home (jackets, sweaters, scarves or gloves).

    If you leave a hot place, it is necessary to protect your face, head and cover your mouth and nose so as not to breathe cold air. Preferably, do not go out freshly bathed in the street and use cream daily to avoid dry skin.

    At night, you need to use enough blankets because it is when the temperature falls and avoid using gas or anafres combustion systems as heating systems, as these can cause poisonings. ...
    Cold days are expected in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    They forecast snow or sleet fall in 13 states of the country, including Guanajuato
    For tonight and Sunday morning snow or sleet is expected in mountain areas of thirteen states of the country included #Guanajuato and mountains that surround the Valley of Mexico.
    Forecast snow or sleet in mountain areas of 13 Mexican entities and mountains that surround the Valley of Mexico.

    Tomorrow, the environment will remain cold to very cold in most of Mexico with frosts in mountainous areas of the Mesa del Norte, the Mesa Central and the Sierra Madre Oriental. For tonight and Sunday morning snow or sleet is expected in mountain areas of Durango, Coahuila, Jalisco, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, Querétaro, State of Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz and mountains that surround the Valley of Mexico.
    They forecast snow or sleet fall in 13 states of the country, including Guanajuato (sp).

    Dozens of families enjoy public posadas
    The Directorate of Culture and Traditions of #SanMiguelDeAllende invites the population to continue participating in the public inns of the Municipality Do not miss and live our traditions!
    As tradition marks, it is 9 days that the inns run through the main streets, colonies and neighborhoods of San Miguel de Allende, in which dozens of pilgrims, both local and foreign, participate.

    So far, there has been an extraordinary response and this weekend is expected to increase participation with those who visit the Municipality.

    During the tour, the children of the choir network entertain the moment accompanied by San Miguel musicians and an allegorical car with the representation of José, María and the star of Bethlehem.

    The routes of the missing inns are ...
    Dozens of families enjoy public posadas.

    They ask for improvements for victims in SMA
    Lawyers and association of women from San Miguel delivered to the FGE Region D and Human Rights , a document requesting to improve the conditions of care in the specialized area for victims of violence and law enforcement agencies, because there is no agency specialized.
    They ask for improvements for victims in SMA (sp).

    At 2,921, November homicides up 7%; year-to-date increase of 2.7%
    With 346 homicides, Guanajuato was the most violent state in the country in November followed by México state, Baja California, Chihuahua and Jalisco, all of which recorded more than 220 murders.

    The same five states were the most violent in the first 11 months of the year in terms of sheer numbers, although Colima recorded the highest per capita murder rate.

    In Guanajuato, where the Jalisco New Generation Cartel and the Santa Rosa de Lima Cartel are engaged in a turf war, 3,211 people were murdered between January and November.
    At 2,921, November homicides up 7%; year-to-date increase of 2.7% (sp).
    See also: Painful killings about to break record in the first year of AMLO (sp).

    Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash
    From 2011 to 2016, California experienced five years of extreme drought, during which numerous high temperature records were broken. These hot, dry years were followed by the extremely wet winter of 2016-2017, when, from October to March, an average of 31 inches of rain fell across the state, the second highest winter rainfall on record.

    All that rain meant a bumper crop of grasses and other vegetation, which, as hot and dry conditions returned, likely contributed to a combustible mix of fuels that played a role in the severe fires that have swept California in the past two years.

    These wild swings from one weather extreme to another are symptomatic of a phenomenon, variously known as “climate whiplash” or “weather whiplash,” that scientists say is likely to increase as the world warms. The intensity of wildfires these days in places like California are a symptom of climate change, experts say, but the whiplash effect poses a different set of problems for humans and natural systems. Researchers project that by the end of this century, the frequency of these abrupt transitions between wet and dry will increase by 25 percent in Northern California and as much as double in Southern California if greenhouse gasses continue to increase.
    Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash.

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 11, 2019

    Dec 11, 2019:
    • Update: Time's Person of the Year,
    • Mayor: False that we live in a municipality where things are not right,
    • Land use moratorium revoked,
    • Public Posadas Program,
    • Inauguration of Guadalupe Avenue Dec 12,
    • Ecotlán rents Christmas trees to keep them alive,
    • There’s More to Piñatas than Meets the Eye,
    • PayPal, Western Union Named & Shamed for Overcharging the Most on Money Transfers to Mexico,
    • Shooting in Jersey City leaves 6 dead, including police officer and three civilians,
    • New Study: For Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes and Meds Just as Effective as Bypass, Stents,
    • Lazy cat.

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    Update: Time's Person of the Year

    “We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow,” she says, tugging on the sleeve of her blue sweatshirt. “That is all we are saying.”
    Time's Person of the Year.

    It is absolutely false that we live in a municipality where things are not right: Luis Alberto Villarreal
    The Mayor warns @VillarrealGTO that will present evidence that belies the orchestrated media campaign against #SanMiguelDeAllende. He blamed some media for wanting to steal the tranquility of the San Miguel.
    The Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal warns that he will present evidence that refutes the orchestrated media campaign against San Miguel de Allende.

    At the Town Hall session, the municipal president Luis Alberto Villarreal said that in the next few days he will present the corresponding evidence of those who have attacked the San Miguel society in a vile, mean and cowardly manner with the publication of unfounded and slanderous news. ...

    “It is absolutely false that we live in a municipality where things are not right. If you seriously and categorically review the data of the National Executive Secretariat of Public Security, we are well below the average crime rate compared to this country, and so we will continue because there is an absolute commitment (...) I say it from here and I say it in front of the name, not of this City Council, but of tens of thousands of San Miguel residents who feel absolutely aggrieved at the lie of what has spread.”
    (GW: SMA is currently in position 42 for murder rate among Mexican municipalities from May 2019 through October 2019.)
    It is absolutely false that we live in a municipality where things are not right: Luis Alberto Villarreal.

    Approve revoke land use moratorium, from January new permits can be granted to divide
    Approve @GobSMA revoke land use moratorium, from January new permits can be granted to divide
    In the same town hall session, the building body approved by majority vote the revocation of land use moratorium concluded from the town hall agreement of October 15, 2018, effective as of January 1, 2020.
    However, stresses that no land use permit will be approved until the new program is approved, registered and published.

    “It is necessary for this City Council to approve this revocation to give certainty and security to the owners of the different properties of this Municipality, but with the commitment that the planning of San Miguel de Allende is discussed with all the rigor as we have done ”, Said President Villarreal García.

    In addition, in previous sessions the plenary approved a procedure to revoke the permits and land uses of two developments located in the municipality named "Las Quintas", since its reaction to the municipality is illegal.
    Approve revoke land use moratorium, from January new permits can be granted to divide (sp).

    Public Posadas Program
    As tradition marks, there will be nine posadas that begin on 16 and end on December 24, all will begin their tour at 6:00 pm from the temple where they stayed the previous day.
    As is customary in the Municipality, the Directorate of Culture and Traditions has everything ready to carry out the traditional public inns, which will begin next Monday, December 16.

    As tradition marks, there will be nine inns that begin on December 16 and conclude on December 24, all will begin their tour at 6:00 pm from the temple where they stayed.
    Public Posadas Program (sp).

    Inauguration of Guadalupe Avenue Dec 12
    Next Thursday you are invited to the events because of the celebration of December 12 and inauguration of Guadalupe Avenue. Throughout the day they will have cultural activities and events; dance, mariachi, danzón, clown show, folk ballet, modern dance and more.

    Ecotlán the company that had a good idea: rent Christmas trees to keep them alive
    #Ecotlan , the company of #Irapuato which puts trees for rent #Navidad so they don't die after the holidays; they rented 300 copies in several municipalities, including San Miguel de Allende.
    Luis Enrique Luna had a good idea this Christmas: rent a tree to stay alive and allow him to decorate your parties. Through Ecotlán, its company that offers environmental products and services, Luis Enrique, decided from Irapuato, to assume the mission of collaborating in the conservation and improvement of the environment, offering ...
    Ecotlán the company that had a good idea: rent Christmas trees to keep them alive (sp).

    There’s More to Piñatas than Meets the Eye
    The highlight of many a Mexican festive occasion —a birthday celebration, Christmas party, or Posada— is the breaking of the piñata. ...

    At most children’s birthday parties and Christmas posadas the order in which the participants get a shot is based on age, from youngest to eldest. This is logical since the bigger the person, the more likely they are to break the piñata, and the idea is to keep it going for a good while—at least long enough to ensure that every child has a turn.

    The duration of a “turn” is as long as it takes to sing the piñata song, which goes like this ...
    There’s More to Piñatas than Meets the Eye.

    PayPal, Western Union Named & Shamed for Overcharging the Most on Money Transfers to Mexico
    Remittances from workers of Mexican descent based mostly in the US, but also in other countries, are a lifeline for Mexico’s economy, accounting for almost 3% of GDP. Millions of people depend on relatives working in the U.S. In some Mexican states, they can represent as much as 10% of total revenues. Most of that money gets spent very quickly in the Mexican economy, often on rents or building costs.

    This year, Mexico is on target to receive about $36 billion in remittances, an increase of around 7% on the previous record high of $33.4 billion in 2018. To put that figure into perspective, it’s more than the $29.3 billion in revenues that state-owned oil company, Pemex, obtained from its exports of crude oil and other hydrocarbon products in 2018, and is also more than the $30.7 billion Mexico received in foreign direct investment. ...

    “They are the two worst options for sending your money to your mother or your wife,” said the director of Profeco, Ricardo Sheffield, in a press conference on Monday. The companies that currently offer the best deals include Cloud Transfer, PagaPhone and Banorte, Sheffield said, adding that Profeco will start publishing monthly data on the best and worst money order firms in the U.S. and has set up an online portal that consumers can check.
    PayPal, Western Union Named & Shamed for Overcharging the Most on Money Transfers to Mexico.

    Shooting in Jersey City leaves 6 dead, including police officer and three civilians
    Investigators looking into the deadly shooting of a New Jersey police detective and the deaths of three others at a kosher grocery store Tuesday say there is growing concern that the market was specifically targeted, senior law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation said.

    But it is too early to know what the motive is behind the attack, one senior law enforcement official said Tuesday night.

    Both of the suspects, described by the sources as a still-unidentified male and female shooter, were found dead following the standoff and furious gun battle Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Three civilians were also found dead.
    Shooting in Jersey City leaves 6 dead, including police officer and three civilians.

    New Study: For Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes and Meds Just as Effective as Bypass, Stents
    For patients with stable ischemic heart disease, Aggarwal advises a combined approach of medical therapy and healthy lifestyle initiatives, including a whole-food, plant-based diet. “We have to remember that medications and lifestyle changes are complementary,” Aggarwal says.

    “I have seen patients with stable ischemic heart disease whom I have treated with a whole-food, plant-based diet make marked improvements in symptoms and activity,” says Columbus Batiste, MD, chief of cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Riverside. “These clinical improvements have allowed them to forego stents and surgeries and also [to reduce] medications.”

    A study presented at the 2017 AHA conference found that a plant-based diet was associated with a 42 percent reduction in the risk of heart failure among people without previously diagnosed heart disease or heart failure. A 2014 study of 198 patients with cardiovascular disease found that subjects who adopted a plant-based diet had a much lower rate of subsequent cardiac events compared with the subjects who did not adopt a plant-based diet.
    New Study: For Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes and Meds Just as Effective as Bypass, Stents.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 7, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 7, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair Dec 6-25,
    • Culture of India in SMA Dec 6-7,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Christmas Bazaar December weekends,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • Celebrate the Immaculate Conception Dec 8,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + The Roommate Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende Dec 6-7
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8
    Join us with your family this December 7 and 8 in the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Old Plaza de Armas and Sunday in the Atrium of the Parish of San Antonio.
    In the public squares of San Miguel de Allende the Christmas Trees are mounted, which this year 2019 will accompany the holidays in the historic center of the city, so that the inhabitants and tourists live with us the party. In the Civic Square is the Christmas tree again, it is the ...
    Christmas tree is mounted in the Civic Square and San Antonio; Hermes Arroyo will place the birth (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    The alborada returns to its origins, they will celebrate the Immaculate Conception this weekend
    After 95 years the alborada returns to its origins, celebrating the Immaculate Conception in the Temple of the Purest Conception better known as "The Nuns".

    The bells of the Temple of “Las Monjas” organize this tradition that they seek to recover, which is why they invite the citizens to accompany them at dawn on Sunday, December 8 at 4:30 am on the Calzada de la Aurora, at the height of the Old Factory "La Aurora".

    The alborada returns to its origins, they will celebrate the Immaculate Conception this weekend (sp).

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar Dec 15
    We join ecological awareness efforts, for a #NavidadSustentable , like the Geek & Coffee Christmas Bazaar that will take place this December 15 from 11:00 AM, where we will be present with the campaign #CeroPlásticoMásVida

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

    ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27
    Join us for an Ethiopian feast / special menu on the Playa. $700 mxn per person if you reserve before Dec 21. Cocktails served at 7pm, Dinner at 8pm. Reservations Required and Limited space available.
    ETHIOPIAN DINNER: An Enchanting Night on La Playa Dec 27.

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    Scheduled Road 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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    ROAD ALERT
    Asphalt binder maintenance and conservation works continue in the José Zavala Libramiento by the
    @SCT_Guanajuato. Drive with caution. Use alternate ways. Traffic in both directions.

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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
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    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.
    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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  • Brief News and Views Dec 6, 2019

    Dec 6, 2019:
    • Over 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers placed in SMA,
    • In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS
    • Christmas Bazaar,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot,
    • Culture of India in SMA,
    • Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured,
    • Commando raids addictions treatment center and kidnaps 26 youths,
    • US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico,
    • Inflation Is Coming?
    • Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming.

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    Looking for more news? These are our top local news sites:
    San Miguel Times | Atención* | Noticias Con Valor (sp) | News San Miguel (sp).
    See our Links page for more news sites.
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    They place more than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers in Jardines de San Miguel
    More than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers will be placed by the Environment and Sustainability Directorate in different points of #SanMiguelDeAllende during this period of time.
    The director Francisco Peyret, informed that the placement began last Monday in the Civic Square, Plaza de la Soledad, San Francisco Garden, San Antonio Garden, as well as San Felipe Square and Glorieta World Heritage Site, among others, the which will be withdrawn in January 2020. ...

    Christmas Eve (La Nochebuena) is a flower native to Mexico. It is one of the most important products in the field of ornamental plants in the country. Its name in Nahuatl is 'Cuetlaxochitl' and means “Flower that withers”, although there are also other possible translations such as “leather flower”.
    They place more than 5 thousand Christmas Eve flowers in Jardines de San Miguel (sp).

    In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS
    Cleaners, cooks, live-in maids, babysitters and gardeners are among the employees eligible.

    Almost 12,000 domestic workers have been enrolled in the IMSS social security scheme since a pilot program began eight months ago, director Zoé Robledo said on Thursday. ...

    The Mexican Social Security Institute chief called for more employers to register their domestic workers for social security using the IMSS website trabajadorasdelhogar.gob.mx.
    In 8 months, nearly 12,000 domestic workers signed up with IMSS.
    See also: More than 11 thousand domestic workers have been affiliated with IMSS in eight months: Zoé Robledo (sp).

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende.

    Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured
    The @FGEGUANAJUATO announced the capture of Jonathan, originally from #Leon , alleged feminicide of Ana Daniela Vega, former student of the @UdeGuanajuato.
    The State Attorney General's Office reports on the progress in the investigation into the death of Ana Daniela, which occurred last Saturday, November 30, at her home in the city of Guanajuato, once the reports on genetics, chemistry have been held Forensic and criminalistics corroborates the participation of a third person in the death of the young woman.

    The Prosecutor's Office points out that with the technical, technological and field work that the Criminal Investigation Agency has been developing, and the collaboration of the Secretary of Public Security of the State, which through its surveillance cameras provided them with various images and combined with those that the expert analysts reviewed, it was possible to establish the presence of a male person on November 29 at night in the victim's house.

    In addition, it was possible to locate and identify a vehicle in which he arrived and leaves the place during the early morning this person, who has been identified as Jonathan, 29 years old, who had maintained a relationship with the girl, according to the testimonies of close friends, revealing itself in a certain way that it was this person who was the night of the crime in the house of the young Ana Daniela.
    Ana Daniela Vega's alleged feminicide captured (sp).

    Commando raids addictions treatment center, kidnaps 26 youths
    A commando of armed civilians broke into an addictions treatment center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, and kidnapped more than two dozen youths early Wednesday morning.

    Initial reports indicate that the attackers were looking for one patient in particular, but took at least 26 in the raid.
    Commando raids addictions treatment center, kidnaps 26 youths.
    See also: They send 150 elements of the FSPE to Irapuato, after kidnapping 20 young people from a Rehabilitation Center (sp).

    US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico, Demands Inspections, Industry Has a Cow
    NAFTA 2.0 gets complicated for US & global manufacturers, particularly automakers.

    This week, an 11th-hour demand from Democrat members of the U.S. Congress concerning the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade agreement to replace NAFTA, has put Mexico’s government and global manufacturers in a tight spot. The U.S. lawmakers are calling for a program of inspections to enforce the beefed up labor standards included in the new deal, along with meaningful penalties for companies that don’t comply — including the imposition of tariffs on the goods they manufacture.
    US Targets Wage-Repression Model in Mexico, Demands Inspections, Industry Has a Cow.

    Inflation Is Coming: All the Trends That Were Deflationary Are Slowly Going in Reverse
    But of all potential economic outcomes, the one least anticipated and least priced in, is an uptick in inflation.

    Investing is all about probabilities. If the perceived odds of an event are high, certain securities will be priced based on those expected probabilities. The corollary is that when an event is perceived as almost impossible, securities do not price in any chance of it occurring. If that event does occur, all sorts of securities need to re-price—often quite rapidly. I like to spend my time pondering what potential events the market completely ignores. Of all potential economic outcomes, the one that is least anticipated and least priced in, is an uptick in inflation.
    Inflation Is Coming: All the Trends That Were Deflationary Are Slowly Going in Reverse.

    Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming
    Climate change doubters have a favorite target: climate models. They claim that computer simulations conducted decades ago didn’t accurately predict current warming, so the public should be wary of the predictive power of newer models. Now, the most sweeping evaluation of these older models—some half a century old—shows most of them were indeed accurate.

    “How much warming we are having today is pretty much right on where models have predicted,” says the study’s lead author, Zeke Hausfather, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming.

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  • Upcoming Activities and Events Dec 6, 2019

    Upcoming for Dec 6, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • The Christmas Eve Fair Dec 6-25,
    • Culture of India in SMA Dec 6-7,
    • The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8,
    • TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7,
    • Chess Saturday Oct Dec 7,
    • Christmas Bazaar December weekends,
    • Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7,
    • + Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6,
    • + 7th International Theater Festival Dec 1-7,
    • + The Roommate Dec 5-8;12-15,
    • + Organ Festival in SMA Oct 27-Dec 18,
    • + Art Exhibition: Rafael Coronel ...to mid Dec,
    • + Santa Ana Café Exhibit Nov 16-Jan 4,
    • + Art that produces sounds Nov 29-Mar 15,
    • Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12,
    • La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15,
    • Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18,
    • "AN ACT OF GOD" Dec 18-22,
    • Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21,
    • Scheduled Road Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot
    #PorSiOcupas the Christmas Eve fair indicates tomorrow in San Miguel de Allende; This will be the 20th edition and will have a new headquarters.
    (Today) begins the Christmas Eve Fair in San Miguel de Allende, but with a new headquarters: the Cardo parking lot. As Juarez Park is being remodeled, the headquarters were changed and now 6 exhibitors will take their plants and Christmas Eve to the parking facilities that are currently operated ...
    The Christmas Eve Fair has a new venue: the Cardo parking lot (sp).

    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende Dec 6-7
    This weekend, the culture and traditions of India will arrive in San Miguel de Allende. On the 6th and 7th of December, the First Festival of India will be held in the Civic Square that will be a “little taste” of India in San Miguel de Allende, presenting the group “The Sun of ...
    A little of the culture of India will arrive this Friday in San Miguel de Allende

    The lighting of Christmas trees Dec 7-8
    Join us with your family this December 7 and 8 in the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Old Plaza de Armas and Sunday in the Atrium of the Parish of San Antonio.
    In the public squares of San Miguel de Allende the Christmas Trees are mounted, which this year 2019 will accompany the holidays in the historic center of the city, so that the inhabitants and tourists live with us the party. In the Civic Square is the Christmas tree again, it is the ...
    Christmas tree is mounted in the Civic Square and San Antonio; Hermes Arroyo will place the birth (sp).

    TOSMA Organic Market Dec 7
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday Dec 7
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella, New time from 11am - 1pm.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    Christmas Bazaar December weekends
    On Saturdays and Sundays of December we invite you to #BazarNavideño , where the talent and dedication of the people of San Miguel are reflected in the products they have for you. We wait for you from 10 to 18 hrs. at El Cardo Parking in #SanMiguelDeLaGente

    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk Dec 7
    The first Saturday of every month Fábrica La Aurora hosts their open house and Art Walk.
    Fábrica La Aurora Art Walk.

    Scrap Pickup Dec 5-6
    Follow the path of our cleaning brigades as part of the 2nd Campaign of the Domestic Garbage, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste Collection Program. For #SanMiguelDeLaGente clean, add yourself taking out your pots and cleaning the front of your house.

    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA
    In the first days of #diciembre the seventh arrives in the city #Festival from #Teatro to #SanMigueldeAllende and here is all the information of the places where there will be works and all will be free.
    From December 1 to 7, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Teatro en la Calle group, will hold the Seventh International Theater Festival. This year, the billboard includes theater companies from Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Zacatecas, Querétaro, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Guanajuato, which will be presented free of charge in different ...
    The 7th International Theater Festival arrives in December at SMA

    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate, Dec 5-8,12-15
    In playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander, The Roommate, Sharon, a divorced Iowa housewife in her fifties, is seeking a woman her age to share her spacious house. She gets her roommate and a lot more than she bargained for in Robyn, a lesbian vegan from the Bronx with a shady past and a ...
    A Female Odd Couple Bring Hilarity to The Roommate,.

    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel Oct 27-Dec 18
    From October 27 to December 18, the 4th Organ Festival will be held in San Miguel de Allende. This edition is dedicated to RP Socorro Govea, priest of the Temple of the Oratory and great organist, most events are free.

    The Festival was born in 2016, it is a 100% Sanmiguelense independent court event. The initiators are the Organist Masters, Josue Martinez and Ramiro Granados. In this edition Master Miguel Angel Espinosa is incorporated together with Master Ricardo Castro
    The 4th Organ Festival is held in San Miguel (sp).

    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel ...to Mid Dec
    For three months in San Miguel de Allende the work of Rafael Coronel will be exhibited.

    Lourdes Sosa, the director of the gallery of the same name and in charge of the work, said there are 29 works that will be exhibited in the halls of the Tourist Council / Office of Tourism across from the Parroquia. Enter the exhibition through the Office of Tourism.

    He said that there are unpublished works, which he did at the end of his life in this May of 2019, so a group of oil works, drawings, bronzes from the ages of 70, 80, 90 and more are presented.
    Art Exhibition of the Work of Rafael Coronel Inaugurated (sp).

    Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity Nov 16-Jan 4
    On Saturday, November 16, the exhibit The Eyes of México, a series of large-format portraits, opens at the La Biblioteca in the Café Santa Ana. Self-taught artist Ana Ragá studied product design at Universidad Iberoamericana and textile design at the School of Design of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. But, she ...
    New Santa Ana Café Exhibit Celebrates the Diversity Within Mexican Identity.

    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende Nov 29-Mar 15
    Free exhibition in @bellasartessma Where art becomes sounds. In San Miguel de Allende From today until March.
    "The Encounter with Sound Produces Images" and "Vibrations", the two exhibitions that you cannot miss going to see in Fine Arts of San Miguel de Allende. Today, the Ignacio Ramírez Cultural Center will open 2 exhibitions that will remain for the next few weeks ...
    Art that produces sounds, the two exhibitions that from today you can appreciate in San Miguel de Allende

    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food Dec 12
    Join Pam as she leads us on a journey from the research labs to the fields, negotiating a tricky political, economic and cultural landscape in between. Along the way we’ll learn about groundbreaking advances in artificial breeding techniques and the real world challenges that farmers face every day.

    Dr. Pamela Ronald is a distinguished professor in the Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center at UC Davis. She also serves as director of the UC Davis Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, and is the recipient of awards and honors too numerous to mention here.

    Pam’s presentation will conclude with a Q&A session, followed by an informal reception with free botanas and beverages available for purchase. You won’t want to miss this!
    5 pm
    Pam Ronald: The Future of Food

    La Pulga Flea Market Dec 15
    Sunday Nov 24 , 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18
    Food, Drinks, Fashion & Fun Fundraiser in support of Amigos de Animales on December 18, from 6pm to be held at a beautiful colonial home in Centro. Address will be disclosed upon purchasing tickets. Come join fellow animal lovers for a fun evening where you can preview and purchase some of our Fabulous Designer Fashions collected for our upcoming Garage Sale on December 20 & 21.
    Amigos de Animales Fundraiser Dec 18.

    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22
    Based on former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum’s 2011 book that was heralded as “like the Bible, if the Bible were narrated by Mel Brooks on crack-laced manna,” AN ACT OF GOD features Erik Zavala as the Creator himself with a little help from two “Genesistants,” Rodrigo Demian and Sebastian Vallin, the archangels Gabriel and Michael.

    DECEMBER 18-19-20-21-22 FIVE MATINEES at 3 PM.
    "AN ACT OF GOD" Back by popular command! Dec. 18-22.

    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21
    Huge Garage Sale to be held on December 20 & 21 from 9am at Calle Zacateros #79. All proceeds to go to Amigos de Animales.
    Amigos de Animales Garage Sale Dec 20-21.

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    Scheduled Road 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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    The Arcade of Guadalupe Avenue, the goodbye to the trees and the 'cooperacha' that the tenants ask for
    Derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program that runs the infrastructure and public works management, Guadalupe Avenue will have partial closure of streets from September 21.
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    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor
    San Miguel de Allende Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal said Sunday the public works project on the Avenida Guadalupe is 85% complete. ...

    The mayor repeated his promise to have the project completed in less than 90 days, and announced there will be an inauguration ceremony on December 12.
    San Miguel public works project is 85% complete: mayor.
    See also: Works supervised in San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out:
    Did you return to work Monday and realize that in the area of San Juan De Dios there are a lot of closed streets and others with opposite directions? Well, the rehabilitation work started on Guadalupe Avenue, so ...
    Problems finding the new urban and suburban route in the San Juan De Dios area? Check this out: (sp).

    As part of the dignification of this area, this Saturday, September 21 will begin the rehabilitation work of the stamped concrete pavement on Guadalupe Avenue, from the section that goes from the Station Road to the Avenue Independence.

    For this reason, there will be total closure of the section that goes from Calzada de la Estación to San Rafael street and the section of Antonio Villanueva to Insurgentes, during the first stage of this action.
    Rehabilitation Work In Avenida Guadalupe Begins (sp).

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    Traffic Light Project
    After almost 24 hours of maneuvering, the equestrian sculpture of General Don Ignacio Allende was removed, with the intention of completely restoring it. The works at the Glorieta Allende will continue. Take precautions!
    The Municipal Government, headed by the mayor, Luis Alberto Villarreal García, announced the traffic light project that will be executed during the next few days; Only in the “José Manuel Zavala” Libramiento, the historic center and the main streets of the city will not be intervened.

    With installation, supply and commissioning of 91 devices, San Miguel de Allende will have this new tool to regulate traffic and pedestrian traffic.
    They present a traffic light project (sp).
    See also: Traffic lights arrived in SMA (sp).

    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende
    September 25 is the tentative date to begin the construction works of the overpass in the Glorieta El Pípila where a project will be included that will include the first traffic lights that San Miguel de Allende will have. The traffic lights will go from the building ...
    With the overpass in El Pípila, traffic lights will also arrive at San Miguel de Allende (sp).

    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    The overpass of the Exit to Celaya (Pipila) will be the most important work in our history. Today we formally begin the process. 18 Dec 2019 started. 11 Nov 2020 finished work. Elevated price contest. Thank you @diegosinhue For your commitment and support.
    The project will consist of the construction of a vehicular underpass with a length of 524.82 m, with 2 lanes per direction in two bodies and a road width of 13.60 m.includes urbanization, lateral roads and services.
    Estimated start of work: December 18, 2019.
    Estimated work termination: November 11, 2020.
    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto (sp).

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