Sierra County Events, August 2016

Anyone 21 and over is invited to this live event! Entertainment includes music by Ellen Griffin, FunkBac and SHOT FIRED BAND plus painting by local artist Chantal Elena. No cover charge. Contact: Chantal Elena, 575-740-0925,

Saturday, August 13

2nd Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

Participating downtown businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for any late-breaking information. Contact:

Sunday through Saturday, August 14-20

Natural Building Workshop

Black Range Lodge, Kingston

Got mud? You’ll find it here, along with straw bales, stones, locally-harvested lumber and more. Several practitioners—including Frank Meyer, Doni Kiffmeyer, Kaki Hunter, Derek Roff and Catherine Wanek—will be on hand to teach, demonstrate or discuss various techniques such as building with straw bales & cob and plaster with clay and lime. Information on straw bale building design, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting will also be offered. Workshop location is the Black Range Lodge, a bed and breakfast / retreat center for sustainable living. $95 per day or $395 for 6 days includes camping and meals. Rooms at the Lodge are available for an additional cost. To reserve a space, email or call 575-895-5652.

Wednesday, August 17

2nd Annual Summertime Community Market & Dance

5-8pm, Ralph Edwards Park, Riverside @ Cedar, Truth or Consequences

The Summertime Market & Dance, a free community event, is organized and produced by the Sierra County Farmers Market and sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council and Sierra County Sentinel/KCHS Radio. It will feature locally-grown produce, art, crafts, food, music, dancing to live music by Union Jack, and more. Vendor booths are $15 per 10×10′ booth; pre-registration is required to be a vendor. Contact: Colleen Davis, Sierra County Farmers’ Market, 607-227-4137,

Saturday, August 27

Country Dance to Benefit Sierra Vista Hospital

7-10pm, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, Truth or Consequences

This inaugural dance party fundraiser, put together by the Sierra Vista Hospital Development Organization, will be a wonderful evening of fun and dancing to Tudy Romero and the Silver Bullet Band. 100% of the donations raised will go directly to Sierra Vista Hospital in support of the programs and services that help community members in need of care. Admission is by donation, open to anyone 21 and over. Popcorn and drinks will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Can’t attend and want to donate? Please contact Sharon Finarelli at 575-743-1204 or Donations may also be mailed to 800 East 9th Avenue, Truth or Consequences NM 87901.

Saturday and Sunday, August 27 & 28

Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta

6:45am, Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The Balloon Regatta kicks off bright and early on both days with a balloon ascension. Weather permitting, balloon glows will be held in the evening. Contact: Al Lowenstein, Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta, 505-821-8558,

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