Events in Sierra County New Mexico

February: Quilt Show, Aromatherapy Training, Spaceport America Romance Experience

Sunday, February 7

Program at the Geronimo Springs Museum

2pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

Harley Shaw, noted Southwest Biologist and Historian, will give a presentation. Refreshments will be served. The program is $3 for museum members, $5 for non-members. Museum memberships are available at the museum, or online. Contact: Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600,

Saturday, February 13

Program at the Geronimo Springs Museum

2pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

Fumi Arakawa, Mimbres Archaeologist, will be the presenter. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $3 for museum members, $5 for non-members. Contact: Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600,

Saturday, February 13

“Home on the Hillsboro Range: A Half-Baked Horse Opera in Three Acts”

4pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro

A farcical, zany, not suitable for the pure-hearted romp through the Old West, featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Sadie Orchard and her girl Pearl, grizzly prospectors, singing cowboys, and more. Musical interludes are performed by The Black Range Posse. $10 at the door. Contact: Garland Bills, Hillsboro Historical Society, 575-895-5657,

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14

Spaceport America Romance Experience

Spaceport America Visitor Center & Spaceport America

Three special adventures are being offered over the Valentine’s Day weekend. The first, a Star Party, is available to couples on February 13. The “star-studded” affair will feature high-powered telescopes and info on specific celestial events provided by a professional astronomer. Depending on cloud cover and other conditions, guests may be able to see Jupiter, its rings, and 4 of its moons. Upgrade to the Spaceport America Romance Experience for $99 per person, and in addition to the Star Party on the 13th, enjoy breakfast on the 14th at the Visitor Center in downtown T or C, followed by a trip out to the Spaceport facility for a tour plus lunch in the Gateway to Space. The Galactic Getaway Package, priced at $198 per person, includes all of the aforementioned, as well as a small reception at the Visitor Center prior to the Star Party, lodging in one of TorC’s downtown hot spring hotels, assorted chocolates, and an official Spaceport America Teddy Bear. Book online or contact FTS Tours for more info: 1-844-72-SPACE, 575-894-1544,,

Saturday, February 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:

Thursday, February 18

Brown Bag Series

12-1pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, 402 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort and the Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park present the free “Brown Bag Series” on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Bring your own lunch and learn a little about the unique history of the area. Contact: Liz Foster, 575-744-5996,

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 19-22

Raindrop Training / CARE Intensive

7:45am-6pm, La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, 311 Marr St, Truth or Consequences

Learn practical, useful day-to-day Aromatherapy skills and techniques in a series of classes designed to empower individuals and enhance the toolboxes of professional body workers. Courses include Vitaflex, Bible Oils, RainDrop, Chemistry and Emotional Release. Registrants may sign up for all the classes, or choose from the lineup and pay a la carte.Early registration is suggested, as each class is limited to 20 students. Guests who book rooms at La Paloma will enjoy access 24/7 to free-flowing hot mineral springs on-site. More information is available online. Contact: event host Jeannie Nichols, High Desert Raindrop Ranch, 575-937-1420,

Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27

Annual Gathering of Quilts

9am-4pm, Albert Lyon Events Center, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

This large quilt show features locally-made quilts in a variety of fabrics and designs, as well as sewing and quilting vendors, a quilt raffle, and appraisals. Anyone is welcome to bring a quilt to exhibit, whether it is an antique or newly made. Please note the change of venue for 2016! Contact: Connie Siffring, 575-894-2959,

Saturday, February 20

Sierra County Historical Society Annual Banquet

5:30pm, Albert Lyon Events Center, 2953 South Broadway, Truth or Consequences

The presenter for the event will be Gary Morgan, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, who oversaw the excavation of the 5’3" mastodon skull that was unearthed at Elephant Butte Lake in 2014. A Silent Auction will be held, and a delicious dinner will be prepared by Sandi Chapman. Banquet tickets are available at the Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main in Truth or Consequences, or on their website. Cost is $25 for singles, $40 per couple, and $15 for children 12 & under. Contact: Marilyn Pope, 575-894-6600,

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