Water Aerobics, Total Motion & Tai Chi at the Elephant Butte RV Resort. Contact: Liz Foster, 575-744-5996, email@example.com.
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.
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.
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: Maryse Lapierre, 505-818-8762, email@example.com.
Since 1950, the town of Truth or Consequences has been celebrating Fiesta with an assortment of events and entertainment. The 2015 event kicks off Friday starting with the Geronimo Springs Museum‘s Fiesta Open House (9am-5pm). Friday evening at 6pm in Ralph Edwards park (the epicenter of Fiesta activities) there’ll be Karaoke with Cindy, while the first night of Bull Riding & Team Roping commences at 7pm at Sheriff’s Posse Arena. The Parade is Saturday at 10am down Main & up Broadway, followed by events in the park, including the Junk Boat Race on the Rio Grande. Saturday night, Bull Riding & Team Roping repeats at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, and country great Johnny Rodriguez will play a live show at the Civic Center’s Ralph Edwards Auditorium, with theYarbrough Band (out of Winston NM) opening. Sunday morning’s events include the Kids Fishing Derby and a 5K Fun Run along the Healing Waters Trail. New this year: a Fiesta Bowing Tournament at Bedroxx that starts at 1pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. For late-breaking news, keep an eye on Fiesta’s Facebook page.
8:30 and 1:30pm shotgun. 2-man team format, limited to 40 paid teams. Saturday: 1 Scramble No Handicap. Sunday: 2-man Best Ball, Full Handicap. All flights net, mixed teams and senior players welcome. Teams will be flighted by committee. Special favors and awards. Contact: Howie Tucker, 575-894-2603, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry will read from their works. In addition, there will be books for sale and book signings by authors. Several authors will provide power-point presentations regarding their publications. Among the presenters: Denise Chávez, executive director of the Border Book Festival in Las Cruces and the author of many works including Last of the Menu Girls, Face of an Angel, Loving Pedro Infante and The King and Queen of Comezón; Rick Hendricks, author of more than 15 books on the history of New Mexico, with a focus on the Spanish colonial period; David Ray, who has published more than twenty books of poetry including Hemingway: A Desperate Life, The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars; M.H. ‘Dutch’ Salmon, whose writings deal with outdoor pursuits and human relationships with nature, and include books such as The Catfish as Metaphor,Gila Libre! and Tales of the Chase. Others presenting their work will include Chuck Barrett, Steve Dobrott, Lonna Enox, Matilde Holzwarth, Judy Ray, Deirdre Schebeck, Harley Shaw, Ann Yarmal, and Max Yeh. Admission is free, but bring cash to buy books, this is a fine opportunity to have them signed by the authors. Contact: Garland Bills, email@example.com.
At a Meet & Greet sponsored by the T or C Chamber,* Sherry Fletcher and Cindy Carpenter will share details about their book, Hatch Valley, which will be released May 25 as part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The series was developed with the belief that every community has a story to tell, and includes 6200 books. Fletcher and Carpenter co-authored another in the series, Truth or Consequences, in 2013. Their third, Elephant Butte Dam, will be released in July. Contact: Sherry Fletcher, 575-430-3494,firstname.lastname@example.org. *T or C Chamber’s Meet & Greets are normally for members only, however non-members may attend if they sign in at the door.
Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Truth or Consequences MainStreet sponsors the Art Hop; check their Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information. Contact: email@example.com.
The Santa Fe Shakespeare Society, in partnership with the Threshold Art Collective, brings Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to Truth or Consequences. Directed by Jerry Ferraccio and starring Sheridan Johnson and Quinn Mander, this production is a fresh and exciting take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy. Tickets are $10. Contact: Santa Fe Shakespeare Society, 505-750-0124.
Friday evening’s Captain’s meeting will brief participants on the rules. Tournament begins Saturday following a 6:30am meeting just inside the State Park’s main entrance. Caught fish will be weighed & measured, photographed, and released. At the end of the day, scores will be tallied by combining the length of the anglers’ 3 biggest fish. Two kayaks will be given away to the winners. The event wraps up with an awards ceremony and brunch on Sunday. Cost: $65 per participant. Contact: Russ Trager, 575-744-4892,EBkayakT@gmail.com.
The New Mexico State Library Bookmobile puts books and other library resources (such as DVDs, audio books, and magazines) in the hands of New Mexico’s rural citizens. In addition to entertainment items, the bookmobile has a selection of resources that may benefit farmers, ranchers, craftsmen, and outdoorsmen in their daily work, as well as items on alternative medicine, sustainable building, the Field-to-Table Movement and southwest gardening. Each bookmobile carries up to 4,000 volumes, and there are over 4,100 registered customers with the Bookmobile Program. Contact: Mary Kaminski, 505-476-9723, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1:30-2:30pm, Monticello Post Office
3:45-4:30pm, Winston Community Center
5:15-5:45, Mo Bechtel Property, Cuchillo
9:45-11am, Eastview RV Park, Caballo
1-2pm, Hillsboro General Store
2:30-3:30pm, Kingston Fire Station
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. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375,email@example.com.
The event begins with a POW/MIA service at the Dam Site Restaurant Patio. Decorated boats meet at Dam Site to start the boat parade at noon. At 12:30 the boats pass by the main boat ramp for wreath toss and playing of taps. All are invited to decorate their boats, rvs or campsites and join the parade honoring those who’ve served in the military. Contact: Kandace Dalrymple, 575-744-5567, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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