Practice Tai Chi and become more relaxed, alert, and vibrantly alive. Donations accepted. Contact: Roderic & Amy Sorrell, 575-894-1996.
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.
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.
A mini workshop designed to help clear through many issues at once using metaphor, eye movement, and visualization to lift limiting beliefs. No feelings are unsurmountable! Return to a peaceful state and move forward. Contact: Azaima Anderson, 575-956-9419, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hillsboro artist Melody Sears is inspired by the many moods of the natural world, finding endless variety within the eastern foothills of the Black Range in Sierra County. Last year’s Silver Fire, which raged through the Gila National Forest and came within a quarter mile of Kingston, inspired her with the terrible beauty of the destructive power of nature, as well as nature’s regenerative forces. This show of landscapes in pastel reflects “the moments I try to capture, out doing plein air painting… and the moods I emphasize in my studio work. Music and refreshments will be provided at the reception. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, email@example.com.
A bass fishing tournament with trophies awarded for biggest bass (1st-2nd-3rd). There’s also a drawing for prizes after weigh-in. Barbecue and refreshments are available at weigh-in. All funds raised will be donated directly to theWounded Warrior Project. Cost: $200 entry fee per two person team. Contact: Danny Christ, 910-987-8326, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the City of Elephant Butte for its big annual event and birthday! Activities include live music, arts and crafts, vendors, a parade, car and motorcycle shows, activities for the young ones, and more. Admission to most events is free; entry fees apply to vendors (forms are on the Elephant Butte Chamber website). Brought to you by the City of Elephant Butte. Contact: Mel Tepper, 575-744-4411or 224-402-2044, email@example.com.
The Balloon Regatta features balloons rising from the beach and flying over the lake each morning, weather permitting. EBBR officials recommend that spectators be at Lion’s Beach by 7am both Saturday and Sunday in order to watch the balloons set up and launch. If possible, balloon glows will be held at the adjacent event, Elephant Days, as part of the evening events. State park entrance fees ($5 per car) or annual park passes are required. For last-minute updates, follow EBBR on Facebook. Contact: Al Lowenstein, 505-821-8558,firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fishing tournament began in 1991 and unites volunteers who love to fish with disabled and disadvantaged children for a day of fishing in the outdoors. Park entrance fee apply to spectators. Contact: Chris Bolen, 575-744-5923 or575-744-5998.
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 September: a fiber art show at Rio Bravo Gallery (see below). Truth or Consequences MainStreet sponsors the Art Hop; check their Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information.
Likely to be the highlight of the September Art Hop: Rio Bravo Gallery’s opening reception for a group show of work by 3 dozen fiber artists from all over the United States (with many from New Mexico). The show, featuring weaving, quilting, hand-painted fabrics, wearable art, knitting, felting, beadwork, puppetry, Shibori and Ikat, rag rugs, book art, paper art, installation, and mixed media, continues through October 26, 2014. Contact: Susan Christie, 575-894-1407, email@example.com.
Join Burgers-N-Buns (a.k.a. the floating burger barge) for an all-day fundraiser benefitting Sierra County Cancer Assistance (SCCA)! Burgers will be sold from 10am-dark, and there’ll be live music from 2pm to 5pm. SCCA is a non-profit organization providing free transportation to local cancer patients’ medical appointments in Las Cruces and Albuquerque. Thanks to Burgers-N-Buns owner Steve Faykus and Bullocks Grocery for their generous donations and continued support. Contact: Steph Ross, SCCA, 575-740-3971,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join singer / songwriter Doug Figgs and his musical partners Jim Jones and Mariam Funke for an afternoon concert of classic western and country music, plus southern rock, folk and original tunes. Bring your two-steppin’ shoes to the Community Center!
Fish without a license twice a year anywhere in New Mexico as part of National Free Fishing Day! All other fishing rules apply. Sponsored by Fish & Game Department.