A Few Pics from 10/28 at the Weissman’s

chairs all set up
Look how Al & Donna prepared!

First things first: Save this date for the next Savor Eldorado at Evie Gauthier’s: 11/18. More about this soon.

What an amazing day we had on Sunday! The weather was perfect. Donna and Al were organized to a T! By the time I got there an hour early, everything was completely and beautifully set up and really there was nothing to do. Al kindly collected money and distributed raffle tickets with their friend Dave. Our 60-odd attendees donated a total of $235 which meant we could pay Chris Ishee who played beautifully and kindly let me sit in on the flute. (FYI – I’ll play at Upper Crust Eldorado this Friday 11/2 from 5:30-8:30  with guitarist singer Jim Harlan). After socking away a hundred for the next raffle, we will have $35 left over which is great. Thanks to all who came and brought amazing food and drink and who enjoyed this lovely party. Congrats to Gregory Frank Harris who sold two of his paintings at the event, included in the photos below. Thanks to Donna Boggins for going the extra mile and taking these shots.

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RSVP Now for 10/28

Chris Ishee, Jazz Pianist


Gourd artist Donna Boggins Weissman and Al Weissman have kindly opened their home for our upcoming 10/28 event. They did so last year and it went beautifully. Their Steinway will be played by Eldorado’s own fabulous jazz pianist Chris Ishee. The featured artist will be Gregory Frank Harris, who is represented by Hunter Kirkland Contemporary Gallery. If the weather allows, the Weissman’s beautiful courtyard will be fully utilized. Otherwise, there is plenty of indoor space to enjoy. Please BYOB and finger food. Let’s have fun!

WHEN: Sunday, 10/28/2018 , 3 – 6 pm
WHERE: Donna Boggins Weissman and Al Weissman’s home in Eldorado. Directions will be sent to all who RSVP.
RAFFLE: Every $5 (suggested) donation at this event gets a raffle ticket, making you eligible to win  a $100 bill and/or a $50 gift certificate for a wash, cut and style with Gaby at Just Cuts hair salon in La Tienda Eldorado (See Hope’s cut >>). The drawing will be held at about 3:30pm. Must be present to win. Once you RSVP, you will be given directions. We are looking for light help for the event. Interested? Contact Hope. ❤️

NOTE: This is a fun opportunity to collect Greg Harris’ smaller, affordable pieces including ALL of the portraits and En Plein Air landscapes shown here:



  • 11/18 – Evie Gauthier, host
  • 12/9 – Nicky Lambden, host
  • 1/20 – Elaine Kaiser, host
  • 2/24 – Judy and Bob Faust, hosts

Hope’s cut from Gaby Parrish of Just Cuts:

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Gaby Parrish of Just Cuts is an amazing stylist!!

A Few Pics from 9/23

What a sweet event. Thanks to: Susan Latham for hosting, Tracy Weaver for playing music, Rachel Arvio for showing her beautiful jewelry, and Elaine Kaiser & Cindy Weaver for helping. It’s wonderful when long-time Eldoradoans and newcomers get to know each other. How fun to build community.  All guests are welcome to send their photos to savorhope at gmail.com.


RSVP now for 9/23/2018

rachel arvio jewelry donation
Custom jewelry
by Rachel Arvio

Great news. Susan Latham has kindly offered her home and courtyard for the upcoming Savor Eldorado event on Sunday 9/23, from 3pm to 6pm. Her sculpture will be on display and we are featuring the jewelry of Rachel Arvio in the front entranceway as people walk in. Tracy Weaver will serenade us with background guitar music.


Every $5 (suggested) donation at this event gets a raffle ticket, making you eligible to win  a $100 Visa Gift Card and/or a $25 gift certificate to the Eldorado (not downtown)  Upper Crust Pizza, and/or your choice of one pair of Rachel Arvio’s custom earrings. The drawing will be held at about 5:30pm. Must be present to win. Once you RSVP, you will be given directions.

Please BYOB and finger food. Let’s have fun!


Save these Sundays 3-6 pm, and thanks to the hosts!

  • 10/28 – Donna Boggins
    • With Chris Ishee on piano!
    • Raffle with $100 VISA gift card and $50 hair styling voucher
  • 11/18 – Evie Gauthier
  • 12/16 – Nicky Lambden
  • 1/20 – Elaine Kaiser

More info soon!

Looking for a host, musician and artist!

Would you Like to Host a Savor Eldorado event?

Last month’s Savor Eldorado event at Brent Ault and Tom Boswell’s was amazing! We enjoyed local art, music and a house/garden full of over 40 neighbors getting to know each other. One guest won $125 worth of gift certificates in the raffle which earned enough for another $100 VISA gift card for the next event.

Our planned September host needs to focus on medical issues, so we’re looking for someone for Sunday 9/23 or 9/30, which gives us plenty of time to plan.

Would you like to host the next one? It’s really fun and you’ll have lots of help. Please call me, Hope Kiah, at 505-920-2256.

We are also looking for a local musician and artist, either of whom can use the forms on the website to apply. Let’s have fun!