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    Upcoming:
    • What's Happening.
    • Independence Events Sept 8 - Oct 3.
    • TOSMA Organic Market Sept 19.
    • Zoom the Music: Jazz + Rock Concert Sept 19.
    • Annual Olive Harvest and Luncheon at Patsy's Place Sept 22.
    • Silent Read Sept 23.
    • + St. Paul's Church Liturgical Schedule September.
    • Calling all Runners and Walkers October.
    • A Literary Season Online | Margaret Atwood October 11.
    • A Literary Season Online | Joseph Boyden October 17.
    • List of Health First Certified Establishments.
    • + Ongoing Virtual Activities.
    • + The times of masses transmitted in temples of SMA.
    • + Spiritual Resources Online.
    • Scheduled Work and Closures.
    + = continuing activities.

    What's Happening

    Independence Events Sept 8 - Oct 3.
    Get to know the National and Patronal Festivities of San Miguel de Allende 2020.
    On the side appear the times and days in which all the events that led to our history, and that will be replicated through social networks in honor of all our national heroes. The programming will be broadcast at: https://www.facebook.com/CulturayTradiciones.
    Schedule of Events (pdf). <<-- Bigger and easier to read.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.

    TOSMA Organic Market Sept 19.
    The TOSMA market is located outside at Mercado Sano. Every Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.
    TOSMA Organic Market.

    Zoom the Music: Jazz + Rock Concert Sept 19.
    Listen to music via Zoom and support the musicians.
    This is a FREE event but donations are gratefully accepted.

    7:00 p.m.
    Zoom the Music: Jazz + Rock Concert Sept 19.

    Annual Olive Harvest and Luncheon at Patsy's Place Sept 22.
    Come join us for a fun experience...olive picking and a delicious lunch in the beautiful countryside.

    The olives are ready and when you are finished a delicious lunch awaits you. Due to new Health requirements, reservations are limited to a smaller group enjoying this fun day.

    12:30 pm.
    Annual Olive Harvest and Luncheon at Patsy's Place Sept 22.

    Silent Read Sept 23.
    oin us on wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. on Zoom for a couple of hours of silent reading. Our host will welcome you and let you know when the time is up.

    7:30 pm.
    Silent Read Sept 23.

    + St. Paul's Church Liturgical Schedule September.
    St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in coordination with our municipality, has received authorization for careful and health conscious inside and outside Liturgies in compliance with best practices, and under commitment to our Primero la Salud certification.

    All are welcome to worship at St. Paul’s so long as safety policies are concerned, including people who may be temporarily unable to gather in their customary places of worship.
    + St. Paul's Church Liturgical Schedule September.

    A Literary Season Online | Margaret Atwood October 11.
    "If you were going to shove women back into the home and deprive them of all of these gains that they thought they had made, how would you do it?"

    This was the driving question behind the writing of the Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood explained in a Penguin interview about the book. The question probes how a totalitarian regime takes hold, and the tools of systemic oppression. And in times like these, it’s no surprise that the book has regained popularity, with an award-winning series made by Hulu, starring Elizabeth Moss as Offred. The series won eight Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
    A Literary Season Online | Margaret Atwood October 11.

    Calling all Runners and Walkers October
    You are INVITED!

    Amistad Canada and Feed the Hungry San Miguel team up to Run/Walk for Food. Feed the Hungry has been invited to participate in the first Virtual Walk/Run Marathon by Scotia Bank of Toronto this October. The event will take place virtually at each participant’s time and on any day in October. All they need to do is register, pick a day to walk/run, and upload a selfie of their walk/run and a photo of their route.
    Calling all Runners and Walkers October

    A Literary Season Online | Joseph Boyden October 17.
    “This place, it belongs to no one, to everyone”
    From Mushkegowuk to New Orleans: A Mixed-Blood highway

    Indigenous stories have long been pigeon-holed into harmful stereotypes: violence, drunkenness, poverty, obesity; the wise elder, the noble savage, the Indian princess. While the most brazen stereotypes may have disappeared, insidious misrepresentations remain in popular media in the form of oversimplification, omission and romanticization. Stereotypes hurt society as a whole. For indigenous people, stereotypes instill limiting beliefs and decreases cultural pride. For non-indigenous people, stereotypes dehumanize indigenous individuals and diminish respect for their cultural heritage.
    A Literary Season Online | Joseph Boyden October 17.

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

    + Ongoing Virtual Activities
    A listing of some ideas for virtual activities. We'll be adding more, let us know your suggestions!
    Virtual Activities.

    + These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende
    Given the health provisions of the Covid-19, a situation that is taking place worldwide, of the conference of the Mexican Episcopate and especially of the Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia (of the Diocese of Celaya Guanajuato) to which San Miguel de Allende, as well as ...
    These are the times of masses transmitted in temples of San Miguel de Allende (sp).
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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.

    The Infrastructure and Public Works Department has put together a PDF file for six alternate routes with maps for the overpass work in Glorieta El Pípila.
    >>> SMAFAQ: Glorieta El Pípila alternate routes <<<
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    There will be detours, from the Libramiento el Caracol exit to Celaya and continue along Josefina Orozco until Libramiento with 3 routes, right Dolores Hidalgo, in front of Celaya (Cars) and left Celaya (Heavy transport). Schedule your travel times.
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    El Pípila Underpass work and closures.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., September 7, 2020.- Derived from the works in development for the construction of the depressed pass “El Pípila”, the passage will be limited to vehicles coming from Celaya and Querétaro towards Dolores Hidalgo.

    The actions will take place from 10:00 at night to 6:00 in the morning, from Monday to Thursday, starting this Monday, September 7 and until further notice. During these hours, there will be detours for light and heavy traffic at different points. ...

    The call to the public is to drive with caution and respect the indications to avoid any mishap
    SMA Gob (sp) | English.
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    They deny passage of vehicles with double semitrailers in the SMA bypass.
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    Due to the actions of the construction of the depressed pass "El Pípila"
    El Sol de Bajio (sp) | English.

    Trucks with double semi-trailer with direction celaya - dolores / celaya - centro sma will not be able to circulate.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., September 4, 2020.- As a result of the actions developed for the construction of the “El Pípila” depressed pass, the return for articulated vehicles with double semi-trailers and similar vehicles that are incorporated from Celaya to Dolores and from Celaya to the Center for the return on the José Bypass ...
    SMA Government (sp) | English.
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    Works carried out in Miguel Ángel García street; access only for local transit.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., August 14, 2020.– Currently, Miguel Ángel García Domínguez street, in La Lejona, is being interrupted to build and place rain grids and a well that allow the collection of rainwater, in order to avoid flooding in this area. The passage is restricted only for local transit. ...

    Each stage consists of an approximate time of 2 weeks, however, the total reopening of the street will not be until further notice. The call to citizens is to respect traffic signs and drive with caution.
    SMA Government (sp) | English.
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    Avoid El Pípila (new underpass) area.
    The works of LaObra El Pípila underpass are permanent and increasingly far-reaching, therefore, we need citizen participation using alternative routes and avoid, as far as possible, transit through the area.
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    • In the work area, the passage of heavy traffic such as cargo trucks and public transport is a priority.
    • It is essential that private vehicles use alternate routes.
    SMA Government (sp) July 28, 2020 3:29 pm | English.
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    SMA: Tesoro street will be closed for more than 3 months due to works.
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    San Miguel de Allende, Gto. - Calle Tesoro in Colonia San Antonio will be closed for more than 3 months for rehabilitation works, the intervention consists of paving with drowned stone and renovation of the drainage network and drinking water. They will benefit more than 200 residents with the rehabilitation of DelSigue street, reading "They will close Tesoro street for more than 3 months due to works"
    Noticias Con Valor (sp) | English.
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    Traffic diverted at El Pípila Underpass starting May 13.
    ROAD ALERT

    By construction of LaObra El Pípila Underpass, is restricted to private vehicles from May 13. They will have to use alternative routes http://bit.ly/alternasSMA

    More details http://bit.ly/35UVbiZ

    Please StayAtHome
    Starting this Wednesday, only local traffic, heavy vehicles, urban and foreign transportation will be able to cross the La Obra area (El Pípila Underpass); private vehicles will use alternate routes; Likewise, the Josefina Orozco street will activate “round trip” to speed up road mobility.

    This was reported by the Traffic and Mobility Police Station attached to the Ministry of Public Security, the measure is "indispensable" since the area of ​​La Obra continues to use it and saturates traffic, causing delays in times of transit and mobility of people and vehicles .

    For this reason, there will be a greater presence of Transit elements to divert the passage of vehicles on alternate routes; Those who "get off" the Manuel Zavala Bypass, towards the Center, Celaya or Dolores Hidalgo, will enter through "El Caracol" towards Calle 5 de Mayo, they will continue through the exit to Celaya and along Calle Josefina Orozco.

    Josefina Orozco Street will operate “round trip” in the Libramiento Manuel Zavala, so it is essential to drive at the permitted speed, respect pedestrian crossings, obey the road signs and follow the instructions of the traffic elements.

    Those who go from Dolores Hidalgo to the Libramiento or to Celaya, will have to use the alternate lateral road that is indicated to avoid crossing through the La Obra area.
    Traffic diverted at El Pípila Underpass starting May 13 (sp).
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    Call to build overpass El Pípila in San Miguel de Allende, Gto
    LaObra the Depressed Pass El Pípila, which will come to change our life in SanMiguelDeLaGente, will contribute to fuel savings and travel time. Anticipate your transit times and consider alternate routes.

    The overpass of the Salida a 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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