Tickets may be purchased / tours depart from the Spaceport America Visitor Center in Truth or Consequences. Tickets are $44.99 for age 18 and over, $29.99 for age 17 and under, and $24.99 for Sierra County and Doña Ana County residents. Reservations are required. more info
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. $4 at the door. Contact: Manion Long, 575-744-9137.
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: Manion Long, 575-744-9137, email@example.com.
Water Aerobics, Total Motion & Tai Chi at the Elephant Butte RV Resort. Contact: Liz Foster, 575-744-5996, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sierra Twirlers hold their weekly mainstream/plus dance, including special session time for inexperienced dancers looking to improve their skills. Everyone is welcome—guys, gals, singles, couples, and families with children over 8 years. There is a $3 per person cost to dance and join in this healthy and fun social activity. There is no cost to come and watch. Our dances are a non-alcoholic, family oriented activity. Call Jean or Jim at 575-894-0083 or Carole at 575-313-9971 for additional info.
Improve your strength, flexibility, and resilience while learning a practice you can easily do at home. Contact: Liz Foster, 575-744-5996.
Established in 2011 in Memory of LCPL Adam D. Petersen, this family-friendly weekend-long event brings good folks together to raise money for 1) Operation Wounded Warrior and 2) an annual scholarship eligible to high school or college students. Teams are invited to compete in the festivities by entering the Dutch Oven Cook-off on Saturday and / or the Ranch Rodeo on Sunday. Cook-off teams are required to prepare five dishes. After the judging, the public may purchase plates and enjoy the amazing dishes from each and every team. Sunday’s old-fashioned Ranch Rodeo includes branding, wild cow milkin’ and more! Anyone wanting to spend both days at the event is invited to camp. All events are free, except for the Dutch Oven meal on Saturday. Complete details are on the website. Contact: Sara Marta, 575-322-6733, email@example.com.
Spend a weekend on the eastern edge of the Gila National Forest creating Mimbres-style pottery from the natural clay of the Gila foothills. Instructor Eric Brown will teach students to harvest local red clay, process it into usable material, create pots, and fire the end results. The $250 workshop fee includes meals and two nights lodging at the historic Black Range Lodge in Kingston. Contact: Eric or Andrianna, ArtWorks New Mexico, 575-639-0934, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who find silent seated meditation difficult, the use of sound, toning, and gentle movement can be wonderful. Four sessions in August will explore different styles of meditative vocalization incorporating chi, mudras and more. Suggested donation: $7-14 per class. Contact: Maryse Lapierre, 505-818-8762,email@example.com.
Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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
The 8th Annual Elephant Days celebration brings 3 days of fun and entertainment to the Elephant Butte Event Grounds. Admission is free. Discount ticket rides for the carnival may be picked up in advance (until 4pm on August 21) from the City of Elephant Butte at 103 Water Street (575-744-4892). Event contact: Mel Tepper, 224-402-2044. More info: elephantbutteadventures.com.
The Balloon Regatta celebrates its 35th year in 2015! Ascensions occur early in the morning – get to the Butte before 7 to see the full show, or camp at the park so you won’t miss a thing. Balloon glows will be held near the Elephant Days carnival in the evenings, weather permitting. For a complete schedule including skipper meetings, visit the website. A state park pass or day use fee payment is required to enter Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Contact: 505-821-8558,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s and Ladies’ flights (dependent on # of entries). Individual players will be flighted by committee. The championship flight is scratch; other flights are low net (USGA Handicap Only). $100 entry fee includes favors, carts, and warm up on the driving range. The tournament is open to the first 80 paid entrants. Contact: Terry Taylor, email@example.com, 575-894-2603.
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