Practice Tai Chi and become more relaxed, alert, and vibrantly alive. Donations accepted. Contact: Roderic & Amy Sorrell, 575-894-1996.
Caller Joey Solis and the Sierra Twirlers welcome guys, gals, singles or couples to join in this healthy and fun social activity. VFW 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.
you don’t have to be a singer to enjoy yourself – awesome view, delicious food, dancing, karaoke, and a chance to win a free gift. Contact: Cindy Bellelli, 575-740-2016, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The New Mexico Fiddle Championship draws musicians and spectators from around the state. Judges for this year’s contest are Tanya Reed Cole, Forest (Junior) Daugherty and Robert (Bob) Lohse. MC is Wes Burris. All are welcome to join in fun! Friday: 10am-5pm, jams on the lawn and a dance from 7-9. Saturday: state contest division competition from 10am-5pm, and another dance in the evening. Sunday: a gospel sing from 10-11am, Hall of Fame induction from 11-12, and competition finals from 1-5. Dance contests will be held at both evening dances. Grab lunch or snacks from the Sierra County Senior Olympics Kitchen on-site. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in Ralph Edwards Auditorium. Sponsored by the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association. Contact: Zelma Stone, 575-297-4071, email@example.com.
The exhibit highlights photographs taken at Apache sites in New Mexico and Arizona by Christopher Adams, District Archaeologist with the Gila National Forest. The photographs feature pictographs (painted) and petroglyphs (pecked) images of horsemen, Gan Dancers and the Apache people. Enjoy this rare opportunity to view Apache Rock Art through January 4, 2015. TheEducation Center / Historical Society Gift shop is open every weekend (Fri-Sat-Sun) from 11am-4pm. Contact: Robin Tuttle, 575-895-5187, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put on your walking shoes, make a $5 donation to Sierra County Cancer Assistance, then spend the morning traversing the loop through Ralph Edwards Park, around downtown T or C, and back. SCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all funds raised stay within Sierra County. SCCA’s mission is to "Care Share and Give Back" to the community by providing, at no cost to cancer survivors, transportation to and from doctor appointments, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments. All drivers are volunteers and all funds come from private donations and SCCA events. Contact: Steph Ross, 575-740-3971, email@example.com.
This event draws archaeologists from around the state and beyond, and offers activities for children and adults. Learn to identify pots, practice ancient skills such as tool-making, rope-making, and crafting pots, and sign up for a tour of Truth or Consequences’ bathhouse district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Contact: Jan Biella, New Mexico Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, 505-827-4045.
$10 admission (21 and over) includes an Oktoberfest beer stein and one round of beer. Kids and adults under 21 get in free. Polka, food, face painting, temporary tattoos and for kids, a root beer garden. Live music by The Oom-Pah-Sters and the Red River Schnitzels. Contact: City of Elephant Butte, 575-744-4892.
Live music and a beautiful view of Elephant Butte Lake at the historic Damsite. No cover charge. Contact: 575-894-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In honor of World Animal Day and St. Francis, the patron saint of animals,Companion Animal Action Team and the Lion’s Club are sponsoring the First Annual Fur Fest. A Traditional Blessing of the Animals will be held at 1:30pm. Other activities include dog training demonstrations, a pet talent show, games for the kids, vendors, food by R&C Sumthins, and a performance by Junior the Arabian horse. Sierra Veterinary Services will be on hand to answer questions about animal care and health and provide free engraving of phone numbers on dog license or rabies tags. Pet micro-chipping will be available for $25. Well-behaved pets are welcome but please, no females in heat. Cats should be in carriers and dogs on leashes. Admission is free. Contact:email@example.com.
Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, a dance, and many other fun events are held each year as part of the County Fair. Anyone can enter and potentially bring home a ribbon. A complete slate of events is published in both local papers (copies are available around the county) the week of the event. Contact: Sierra County Extension Service, 575-894-2375.
Dean & Sinead of Agape Chiropractic are heading west! The sale will include a state-of-the-art ROM exercise machine, massage tables, art work, health supplements, and more. Contact: Sinead Marron, 575-740-1510,firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Continuing: a large fiber art show at Rio Bravo Gallery and Olin B. West‘s Retrospective at Hundredth Monkey. Truth or Consequences MainStreetsponsors the Art Hop; check their Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information. Contact:email@example.com.
4WD vehicle operators of all experience levels will ride trails in a supervised, nationally recognized, 4-wheeling event. Each day’s trail ride is directed by an experienced leader who helps drivers complete the run, oversees climbs over significant obstacles if needed, and stays in communication with the group via a CB radio, and There is no competition, just the challenge of the trail! Most participants camp at the park and enjoy pot luck meals and story-telling around a fire pit during the evening. Trails vary from very easy, accessible in a stock 4×4, to some of the most extreme trails in New Mexico. Register online before October 7, or sign up (first-come-first-served) at the event, and get in on the fun! Cost: $125 for the weekend or $50 per day. Sponsored by the Las Cruces Four Wheel Drive Club. Contact: Dan Pettit,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two days of acoustic music, quality instruction and an excellent gathering of players, singers and writers. The Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp offers classes in mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar, fiddle, voice and songwriting; seminars in effective ensemble and musician self-care; yoga-based stretching and relaxation sessions; chair massage on site; and fresh, delicious food in a beautiful setting. The faculty this session includes Steve Smith, Anne Luna and Chris Sanders of The Hard Road Trio along with Ezra Bussman and Tom Adler. DNA Camp culminates in a concert on Sunday from 4-6pm at Hillsboro's Community Center featuring the Hard Road Trio's Steve Smith on mandolin, Christine Sanders on guitar and Anne Luna on bass, plus Ezra Bussmann on fiddle, Tom Adler on banjo, and special guests from the DNA Music Camp. Cost: $165 to attend DNA camp, $5 donation at the door for the concert in Hillsboro. Contact: Chris Sanders, 575-895-5652, email@example.com or Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No cover charge. Contact: 575-894-0000, email@example.com.
The New Mexico Architectural Foundation’s 27th annual tour will focus on the historic architecture of T or C. Leading the tours: residents / town historians Tita Berger and Sherry Fletcher. Guests will experience the Healing Waters Walk, enjoy a drive thru the historic Bathhouse District, and visit Elephant Butte Dam, the Damsite and the former Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital. $50 covers the tour and meals, and includes a year’s membership to the Architectural Foundation. Limited to the first 45 registrants. Register for the event, sign up for the newsletter and see a full schedule on the website.
Join the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce for an evening of fun at the 10th Annual Casino Night. Play roulette, craps, poker, black jack and maybe win one of the many prizes – gift baskets, boat rentals, golf certificates, hot spring soak certificates, dinners at local restaurants, spa treatments and more. Special hotel packages are available for overnighters. Cash bar with drink specials all night! Donations only. Contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-744-4708,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clay Mac returns. $5 cover charge. Contact: 575-894-0000,email@example.com.
A "Samhain" concert featuring the music, stories and poetry of Four Shillings Short will celebrate the Celtic New Year in downtown T or C. The band plays traditional and original music from the Celtic Lands, Medieval and Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic collection of world instruments including hammered and mountain dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki, recorders, sitar, tin whistles, banjo, percussion and psaltery. Free. Contact: Cat, Sierra County Arts Council, 575-895-5652.