The tour bus picks up at 710 Highway 195 in Elephant Butte and at the Holiday Inn Express (2201 F.G. Amin Street) in Truth or Consequences. Tickets are $59 for adults 18 and over, $49 for age 13-17 and $29 for age 12 and under. Reservations are required. More info: bit.ly/TourSpaceport.
Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and crafts are all available at the weekly Farmers’ Market and there’s live entertainment to boot. All products sold are locally grown and/or made in Sierra County. EBT and Debit cards are accepted and there’s plenty of free parking. See the Farmers’ Market website or their Facebook page for more information and late-breaking news. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, email@example.com.
The New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association keeps fiddle music alive nearly every Saturday night at the Playhouse. Live performers and all-ages fun including dancing, a door prize, and refreshments. Wheelchair accessible; alcohol and smoking not allowed on the premises. Donations are appreciated. Contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4125, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caller Joey Solis and the Sierra Twirlers welcome guys, gals, singles or couples to join in this healthy and fun social activity. Moose membership is not required. $3 per person to dance, no charge to just drop by to watch, visit, and enjoy a snack and non-alcoholic beverage. Call 575-894-0083 or 575-313-9971 or email email@example.com to confirm the venue hasn’t been temporarily changed.
Paper Moon Shiners are Frank Meyer and Elena Antinelli, an Austin, Texas duo specializing in vintage songs with a vaudeville sensibility. Come enjoy an infectiously entertaining evening with cracker blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime, Americana roots and folk. A project of the Sierra County Arts Council. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.
Most shows and activities are planned in advance but others unfold with little warning at Truth or Consequences’ Second Saturday Art Hop. Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Opening in August: the Olin B. West Retrospective (see below). Truth or Consequences MainStreet sponsors the Art Hop; check their Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information.
A show of work by Olin B. West spanning from 2006 to the present. Olin’s work is an important part of the contemporary arts community in New Mexico, having been represented across the state in multiple forms including beadwork, metal work, drawing and painting. Still turning the heads of art appreciators in his gallery in Truth or Consequences, his current works (the “Presently Now” Series) conjure reality, surreality, and metaphysics using familiar shapes and colors in abstract form. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the collective works of an integral part of T or C’s colorful arts community as Olin turns over the reins of Hundredth Monkey Gallery to a new generation. Continues through August 31. Contact: Reed Rische, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s and Ladies’ flights, with individual play flighted by committee. Championship flight is scratch; other flights low net (USGA Handicap Only). Entry fee ($100 per person) includes favors, carts, range, and lunch. Open to the first 80 paid entrants. There’ll be two shotgun starts if the field fills to 80. Call Howie for more information. Contact: Howie Tucker, 575-894-2603,email@example.com.
Are you interested in learning to more fully communicate with your pet and/or power animal? Will you recognize your Spirit Animal if it appears to you? Does human interaction raise the consciousness of your pet? Will your pet come back to you in another body? This workshop, presented by Zoe deNegri, will include a trunk show of her handmade jewelry. Cost is $45 for the full day; break for lunch, meal not included. Call or email La Paloma Hot Springs to reserve your spot: 575-894-3148, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fascinating and emotionally-charged trial of Oliver Lee and James Gililand will be recreated by thespians from the town where it took place in 1899 — Hillsboro, New Mexico. The historic hamlet of Hillsboro was once a thriving mining community, where a stately brick courthouse represented lawfulness and justice for nearly 40 years. Whether justice was dispensed at that memorable trial in 1899 is debated to this day.
Lee and Gilliland were accused of the murder of Judge Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain and his young son Henry. Fountain had just indicted Lee for cattle rustling and was en route home to Mesilla, when he and his son disappeared near White Sands. Their horse and wagon were discovered in the area, but their bodies were never found.
The performances take place just a block away from the site of the original trial, and bring to life the historic figures of the accused as well as Pat Garrett, James Catron, and Albert Bacon Fall, who were all participants in the trial.
The audience is encouraged to come in old-west attire, as they will serve as the jury and decide the fate of the defendants. Advance tickets ($10 each) are on sale at theHillsboro Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop. Contact: Garland Bills, Hillsboro Historical Society (Main Street, Hillsbor, Friday through Sunday), 575-895-3321, email@example.com.