Spaceport America Preview Tours
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the foreseeable future
9am and 1pm Friday & Saturday, 9am Sunday
Guests are picked up at 1900 North Date in “uptown” Truth or Consequences. Tickets are $59 for adults 18 and over, $49 for age 13-17 and $29 for age 12 and under. Reservations and a minimum of 3 guests per tour are required. More info: bit.ly/TourSpaceport.
5/2/2013 NMOTFA ‘Fiesta Jam’ Karaoke Contest
6-9pm, Civic Center, 400 W 4th Street, Truth or Consequences
Presented by the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler's Association, this fun event set for the eve of Fiesta weekend will award 50% of entry fees to the grand prize winner. Cost: $10 per entrant; donations gratefully accepted from spectators. Karaoke contact: Carolyn Mayfield, 575-740-3065. NMOTFA contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4071, email@example.com.
5/3/2013 – 5/5/2013 64th Annual Fiesta
8:30am Friday through 4pm Sunday, Truth or Consequences-at-large
“How the West was Fun” is the theme of the 64th annual Fiesta, which kicks off Friday evening with a rodeo at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena. Saturday morning starts with a 5K at 8:30am, and a Cowboy Breakfast at 9. The parade begins at 10am; the Geronimo Springs Museum will hold its annual Open House before and after the parade, serving refreshments and offering free admission to the exhibits.
After the parade, Ralph Edwards Park comes to life with food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music from noon to 9pm. Musical acts include City Lights, On Call, Casual Fridays, Syd Masters & The Swing Riders, Sid Hausman, Curtis & Cassandra Acoustic, and Iron Chiwawa. Also on Saturday, there will be a basketball tournament, a bike run and a junk boat race. From 6-10pm, the Yarbrough Band will provide music for a street dance (with a salsa tasting/competition + beer garden) at the Bank of the Southwest parking lot.
Sunday’s lineup includes more live music and lots of family fun, including a skating contest, horseshoe contest, kids fishing derby and the famous rubber duck race.
5/3/2013 NMOTFA Jam & Lunch Box / Basket Contest and Auction
9am, Civic Center, 400 W. 4th Street, Truth or Consequences
Held during the NMOTFA Fiesta Jam, this special luncheon will feature an old-fashioned box lunch and auction. Ladies prepare a lunch for two in a decorated box/basket, (the winning decorator wins $100 in door prizes.) Basket / box decoration judging will begin at 11 am; the auction will start at 11:30; the highest bidders will get to eat lunches with the ladies at 12 noon.
To enter, bring a decorated, boxed lunch to the Civic Center and complete the entry form between 9 and 11am. Proceeds will fund the NMOTFA State Championship event held during the first weekend in October. Free. Contact: Zelma Iorio, 575-297-4071, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Format for this tournament is 2-man team, 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. $200 per team. An official event of Fiesta! Contact: Howie Tucker, 575-894-2603, email@example.com.
5/5/2013 World Tavern Poker
Tuesdays & Sundays through fall, Pine Knot Saloon, 1400 East Third Street, Truth or Consequences
This free national World Tavern Poker league is open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Texas Hold 'em tournaments are held twice weekly – Tuesdays at 6pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Winners receive prizes, as well as a chance to win a $10,000 seat to the World Series of Poker. Players can also qualify to play in a Las Vegas, NV tournament; the winner gets the top prize of $20,000 (out of a total $50,000 in prizes.) Contact: Destiny Mitchell, 575-740-7542, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/5/2013 Square Dance
2-5pm, Moose Lodge, 202 East Smith Street, just off Date in Uptown Truth or Consequences
You don't have to be a member of the Moose to attend this fun weekly event! It's for beginners and mainstream dancers; no partner is needed; couples and singles are welcome. "Angels" are available to help you through the steps. Repeats 5/12, 5/19, & 5/26. It's recommended you call ahead to make sure the venue hasn't temporarily changed. Cost: $3 at the door. Contact: Sierra Twirlers Square Dance Club, Carole Wheeler, 575-313-9971.
5/7/2013 Black Tuesday Open Mic
6-8pm, Passion Pie Cafe, 406 Main, Truth or Consequences
All musicians and poets are welcome to perform, and everyone else is invited to grab a cup and a chair and listen in. Performers may sign up anytime on the day of the event. Contact: 575-894-0008, email@example.com.
Got talent? The "Cosmic Talent Expo 'N Concerto of TorC" invites you to bring it! Hop on stage for the Talent Challenge at 5pm; other events and exhibits start at 2pm. Local artist Steve Haynes will be on hand all day creating caricatures for just $5 each, a Las Cruces artist will sell her pottery, free photos will be offered in the "photo-opp" area, and anyone can perform during the 2-5pm Open Mic session. This is the fourth of five monthly challenges, after which the overall winning act will qualify to compete next January in San Antonio, Texas against folks from around the world! Portions of the proceeds will help buy a computer for the resident’s library at the New Mexico State Veterans Home. Free for spectators; nominal fee for contestants. Contact: Bellelli Productions, Cindy Bellelli, 575-740-2016, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hard Road Trio blends Americana and Bluegrass music into an original Southwestern style that’s right at home in the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. They were honored with an official showcase at Folk Alliance Region West in October 2012; their latest release, “Monticello,” achieved top-ten status on folk album charts. Cost: $5 donation at the door. Contact: Laurie McKray, 575-895-5686, email@example.com.
Bass fishing tournament sponsored by the Duke City Bass Bums. Park entrance fees apply. Contact: Gary Thomas, 505-353-1610, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/18/2013 A Dream Realized for the Benefit of All Sentient Beings
10am-12pm, San Ignacio Church, Monticello
Tibetan Yogi Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche, founder of theCompassion Fellowship, will make a rare visit to Sierra County to speak at San Ignacio. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and visit in the historic Monticello Plaza after his presentation. Nondenominational and free. Contact: Kristi Moya, 575-743-0264, email@example.com.
5/25/2013 Opening Day for the Sierra County Farmers' Market
8:30-11:30am, Ralph Edwards Park
South of Riverside Drive between Birch and Cedar, Truth or Consequences
Sierra County's official start of summer! Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods, and crafts will all be available, complete with live music accompaniment! 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 for more information and late-breaking news. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event begins at 10am with a flag and POW/MIA ceremony on the patio at the Dam Site. Decorated boats meet at the Dam Site to start the boat parade at noon, then pass by Marina del Sur at 12:30 for a 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. Free. Contact: Kandace Dalrymple, 575-744-5567, email@example.com.
5/26/2013 Square Dance - see 5/5/2013.
5/29/2013 T or C Community Theatre Open Meeting
6pm, Community Theatre Building, 311 North Foch Street, Truth or Consequences
Hey all you snowbirds, locals and transplants – the TCCT invites you to attend their open meeting held on the last Wednesday of each month. They’d love to hear new ideas, comments, submissions and questions! Contact: Cathy Lacey, 575-894-6689, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeannie Nichols, certified CARE (Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education) instructor, will offer ‘Raindrop’ technique treatments at a special rate for attendees of this sweet retreat. Also, she will lead a Bible oil class, featuring oils used in ancient times.The weekend's agenda will include hot springs soaking, a nature walk, a gardening talk, a pot-luck supper, smoothie making, and a screening of the enlightening documentary, The Living Matrix. Folks wanting to stay overnight at La Paloma (where lodging guests can soak 24/7,) should book early, and will receive a discount when booking two or more consecutive nights. ‘Raindrop’ technique session, $90; Bible oils class, $40. Contact: Jeannie Nichols, 575-937-1420, email@example.com.