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. $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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
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.
Photos from Arizon and New Mexico by Black Range Forest District Archaeologist Christopher Adams.
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.
Join aLL Orange for a multimedia presentation intended to illustrate the possibility for "perceptual warriors to align with the earth’s emanations and receive the earth’s boost." This live performance is designed to transport you "into the mysterious house of light and shadow…using sounds played on primal instruments & found objects, projections, and a voice chanting from the other side." The performance repeats on November 8 at 8pm. Bring a pillow. Contact: Gallery Orbit, 505-695-0098, email@example.com.
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In cooperation with the State Veterans Home Veterans Day Car Show on November 7, Truth or Consequences MainStreet hosts a Scoop the Loop event the night before. Vintage and antique cars will meet at R & C Sumthins (902 N. Date) and scoop the downtown loop (Main and Broadway) starting at 6pm. A sock hop for ages 21 and older follows at the Lee Belle Johnson center (301 Foch, between Broadway and Main). Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come support Veterans and Truth or Consequences Veterans’ Memorial Park, home of the the Wall, the Walk of Education and the Hamilton Military Museum. Many events are planned including a Veterans’ Day Observance Ceremony, benefit raffle, music, a Bike Run, a Motorcycle Rodeo, and a 50/50 drawing. Registration starts at 9am. Free for spectators, donations appreciated, proceeds will go toward a new permanent Wall. Contact: Bobby Allen, 575-740-7111.
Hosted by the State Veterans Home. Trophy Plaques and Dash Plaques are awarded for People’s Choice and Judge’s Picks. Judging starts at 11:30am, door prizes are given away at 1pm, awards ceremony at 2pm. Vehicle Entry Fee: $30. Concession stand on site. Swap Meet spaces available! (10′ x 10′ space is $25). Free for spectators. Contact: Sam Shannon, 575-894-4222,email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Grapes Gallery and Santa Fe artist Marcia McCoy for an artist’s reception during T or C Art Hop. McCoy’s show of photographs was created (in her words) as “an homage to this healing village and also to encourage others to make time in their lives for retreat and rejuvenation." The show incorporates 38 cell phone images and two related books. Follow Marcia (who is also a mystic, educator, energy conduit, and art dealer) on Facebook or visit her website. Contact: Marcia McCoy, 505-470-1067, email@example.com.
Stefan Schyga plays a unique blend of classical, Latin and jazz music. At this show he will perform material from his upcoming release, “La Guitara Mexicana.” After the concert, Stefan will offer a Guitar Workshop (included in the $5 admission), so bring your guitar! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A family Thanksgiving gathering in 2009 – more precisely, an after-dinner, all-night jam session between father and sons – gave birth spontaneously to the performance group Ronstadt Generations. Michael J. (guitar / mandolin / mandocello / vocals) found himself running through generations of material with his two sons, Michael G. (cello / mandolin / guitar / vocals) and Petie (guitar / bass / vocals). This session evolved into a rehearsal as the trio played the passages again and again, figuring out harmonies and developing arrangements. Ronstadt Generations was born. Sparky and Rhonda Rucker join. Cost: $20. Contact: January’s, 575-405-6223.
Registration ends on November 5 for this retreat honoring "our need for sanctuary and a sustainable connection to courage, happiness and peace of mind." Tap into what sustains you and strengthens your resilience; discover the best sources for nourishment, inspiration, renewal and happiness. Facilitator Rose Gordon incorporates storytelling, council process, sitting and walking meditation, art, poetry and interactive exercises to create a rare opportunity for personal growth and rejuvenation. Cost: $108. Contact: Rose Gordon, Circle of Compassionate Care, 505-310-2765, email@example.com.
One day, 3 sessions: 10am-12:30pm, 2:15-5:15pm, and 7:15-9:15pm. Led by Tara Andrea and Maboud Swierkosz, hosted locally by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne. Questions such as "how do we open so that our hearts and minds can be receptive to the experience of eternity?" and "What are the challenges of our humanity that make us contract rather than expand?" will be contemplated through the Dances of Universal Peace, Wazifah, walking and sitting meditation, chanting and group sharing. Payment on a sliding scale is requested in advance – register by sending checks for $50-75 for the full day or $20-25 per session to Maboud Swierkosz, 2367 Ruta Corta, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Contact: Maboud Swierkosz, 505-438-0820,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. Repeats in December. Contact: Mary Kaminski, 505-476-9723, email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY – 9:45, Eastview RV Park, Caballo
1pm, Hillsboro General Store
2:30pm, Kingston Fire Station
New fabulous location! Peruse a variety of handmade items – silver, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and other fine art, yard art, hand-painted ceramics and gourds, plus pecans and candy – a great opportunity to start or finish holiday shopping! No admission, need not be present to win items in the raffle. Proceeds to go Sierra County Cancer Assistance. Contact: Steph Ross, 575-740-3971, firstname.lastname@example.org.