There’s a lot going on related to members of our arts and culture community. Dr. John Andrews writes to tell us that he has a few big events coming up to tie in with Shakespeare’s birthday. He’ll be interviewing playwright David Hare on April 20 and author F. Murray Abraham on April 25. For more information, please visit https://www.shakesguild.org/. Dr. Andrews says you can submit your questions through him to ask these special guests, and previous interviews are also available through his web page.
Dr. Andrews is a Carlsbad High School alumni and one of the world’s leading experts on Shakespeare. Growing up in Carlsbad, he was close friends with Linda Cozby, who became Linda Wertheimer.
Linda, a journalist with National Public Radio, is NPR’s senior national correspondent and the previous host of the program All Things Considered. Her incredible story was recently featured in a book by Lisa Napoli called “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.” For more on this, please check out the Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/four-women-who-broke-barriers-to-become-the-founding-mothers-of-npr/2021/04/15/b2c7947a-9625-11eb-a6d0-13d207aadb78_story.html
Carlsbad certainly does have some amazing residents and former residents. The Carlsbad Public Library is documenting how members of our community spent the pandemic. You can add documents, video and music to https://carlsbadnm.librariesshare.com/carlsbadtimecapsule. This is a unique chance to be a part of history.
The library is hoping to get a good collection and idea of how the community spent the pandemic. Don’t forget that the library also currently has a poetry contest going on and is finishing a storyboard at the Carlsbad Beach area.
Most of you know that the City of Carlsbad has been helping run COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the civic center for several months now. Thank you to Eddy County, Carlsbad Medical Center and the Department of Health for working with us on running these clinics. These clinics have gone very well and will continue for some time, so that anyone who wants to receive a vaccine in Carlsbad is able to do so. The upcoming vaccine clinics at the civic center are planned for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 26 and May 3. If you know of anyone would like to receive their vaccine but who has been trouble doing so, please let us know.
The New Mexico Department of Health has announced that registrants who are 40 years and older can schedule their own appointments through vacinenm.org. Event codes for anyone 40 and over are no longer required. Anyone who needs any assistance with vaccine registration and scheduling can also call 1-800-432-2080.
Sincerely, Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway