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.
Caller Joey Solis and the Sierra Twirlers welcome guys, gals, singles or couples to join in this healthy and fun social activity. $3 per person to dance, no charge to watch, visit, and enjoy a snack or 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.
Fresh air, beautiful views and free admission to the park await you on the first day of 2015! Two different hikes are scheduled as part of the event. The first is a 3/4 mile walk over historic Elephant Butte Dam, accessible via the overlook on SR 51/177. The dam will be open on both ends and participants can take in a presentation on the history of the structure along the way. The Dirt Dam hike is longer, about 3.6 miles; to take part, meet at the Dirt Dam parking lot off of SR 195. Great way to start the year! Contact: 575-744-5923.
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 horseman, Gan Dancers and the Apache people.Hillsboro’s Education Center and Historical Society Gift Shop is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. Contact: Hillsboro Historical Society, Robin Tuttle, 575-895-5187, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a break from it all and start out your year feeling renewed and refreshed! Gather with like-minded people for this richly restorative yoga retreat that will focus on soaking in geothermal springs and dropping into the serenity of movement and meditation to soothe and awaken your soul. The retreat is priced on a scale from budget-conscious to ultra-deluxe; packages start at $415 per person and include room, yoga and meditation classes, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 bodywork treatment or private yoga/meditation session, and soaking according to the allowances of lodging choice. All rates are per person and include all taxes. Contact: Santosha Yoga & Meditation Retreats, Marisa Wolfe or Halli Bourne, 505-417-1986 or 505-249-4981,email@example.com.
Start the New Year with intentions for health and happiness by joining an informal group of wellness practitioners for a relaxed weekend in a creek-fed valley, surrounded by the Gila National Forest. Food will be simple and natural, with gluten free options. Included will be yoga, chi gong, local herbs for health, chair massage for couples, reflexology, and quantum bio-feedback. Saturday will begin with movement, then breakfast, then morning and afternoon workshops. Sunday there will be opportunities for private sessions with practitioners. Cost for the weekend is a "love offering." Bed and breakfast accommodations are optional, at a 10% discount off regular rates. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join "Run From TorC," a Truth or Consequences-based running club, each month on the full moon for an after-dark run (usually 3-5 miles) on moonlit desert trails. Free. Check out the club’s Facebook page for contact information and other event news.
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.
Acoustic Eidolon features Joe Scott on the double-necked “guitjo” and Hannah Alkire on cello. The 14-stringed, one-of-a-kind guitjo, an instrument of Joe’s own design, was praised by USA Today as a “beautiful harp-like sounding instrument…like nothing we’ve ever heard before.” This dynamic musical duo has performed in Hillsboro numerous times, captivating the audience with their unusual instrumentation, their original blend of Celtic, Folk, World and Latin music, and their entertaining personalities and stories. Refreshments will be served and CDs will be available for sale. The non-profit Hillsboro Community Center (HCC) is located on Elenora Street, next to the Union Church on the south hill overlooking the town. The HCC schedules a concert monthly. For more information on the area and its upcoming events visit www.blackrange.org. Cost: $5 donation at the door. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, firstname.lastname@example.org.