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If you want to do good, feel good, and have good fun at the same time, then join DANCEmotion in a sun-filled studio for a global journey of free style dance and movement.
No matter your age, body type, flexibility range, gender, dance training, or fitness level, everyone is invited to put on some comfortable clothes and participate in DANCEmotion. There is no instruction given, no choreography to worry about, and no steps to learn. “DANCEmotion is not about being graceful, coordinated, or beautiful. It is about having fun, feeling more confident in your body, and manifesting gratitude” according to the coordinator, Anne Challamel.
All of your 50 peso donation for the class goes directly to the Mujeres en Cambio scholarship fund that helps to keep young rural Mexican women in school. Hope you will join the fun!
March 14 – 16, 2019TANGO DRESS SALE LA CASONA CONVENTION CENTERAll proceeds go to the Scholarship Program of Mujeres en Cambio. TUSCAN FARM TO TABLE DINNERDecember 1st 2018 March 2018, RANCHO FIESTAThis very festive comida was held at the lovely Atotonilco hacienda of one of the founders of Mujeres en Cambio and featured the flavors of Mexico, the fashions of Isabella Blue and the soothing sounds of Peter Fleming and JK O’Donnell. We were joined by some of our scholarship recipients from Atotonilco. November 2017, LA CREME DE LA FEMMEThis wonderful, very well-attended event, was a tribute to all the fine women chefs of San Miguel. The food was delicious and varied, the music was wonderful, the countryside was peaceful, and it was a beautiful afternoon for a party. October 2017, ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2017 General Membership Meeting of Mujeres en Cambio, open to all MeC members and supporters, was held at St. Paul’s Church. Reports were heard from the chairs of our various committees—Finance, Scholarship, Events, Rug Hook Project, Fundraising, Special Projects—and the Officers of the Board were elected. October 2017, 4th ANNUAL FASHION SHOWThis very upbeat event, held at the Instituto Allende, featured fifteen models from the community elegantly modeling the new designs of Angela Nasta of Sindashi. Moving to the beat of the live music of “Media Luna,” this show was one of our most successful events to date. We were pleased to meet some of the artists, embroiderers and bead sewers from the rural areas employed by Angela who make the create the beautiful outfits worn by the models and sold at Sindashi. It should be noted that Angela provides work to over 100 people in the campo. September 2017, FEST FOR THE BREAST
The luncheon was an exquisite event–with wonderful food, a captivating speaker and great company, all in a perfect setting! Many thanks to the lovely, elegant Hotel Hacienda Mexiquito for hosting our event and to our luncheon speaker, Janet Dawson, art historian and lecturer.
December 2016, MEN WHO COOK
Held at a lovely Tuscan-style villa just minutes from San Miguel, Men Who Cook was one of our most popular events of 2016. We are very grateful to our excellent cooks who presented an array of delicious entrees, hors d’oeurves, and desserts. Our guests strolled around the 2-acre property filled with ancient mesquite trees and lovely gardens while tasting the varied menu. A good time was had by all!
February 2017, HACIENDA DE LAS FLORES LUNCHEON
This lovely benefit luncheon, at which we honored our special friend, Alicia Franyutti, was held at Hacienda de Las Flores. For the past 20 years, Alicia, the owner of Hacienda de Las Flores, has provided MeC with a home for our successful fundraising luncheons. Our guest chef for this special celebration was Michael Coon, consummate chef, cooking teacher, and culinary travel guide. The food was fabulous and the camaraderie fantastic. It was a sweet, nostalgic afternoon.
March 2017, AFTERNOON TEA
What an elegant way to spend an afternoon! As our guests arrived at the very lovely Hotel Hacienda Mexiquito wearing their finest midday attire, they were handed a complimentary glass of champagne. Following a presentation by Eva Eliscu—tea historian, author, lecturer and former importer of fine teas—detailingthe fascinating intricacies of the history of tea and its important place inthe many cultures of the world, our guests were treated to a lovely,elegant afternoon of fine teas, pastries and sandwiches. This was a very beautiful event.
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