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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
The artists & artisans of the Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery will have a wonderful assortment of unique handcrafted items on display, and many items are on sale for the duration of this Yuletide event. Each purchase of $25 comes with a free gift. Many of the town’s historic buildings will be decked out in holiday finery, and the Chloride Bank Café (open Thursday-Sunday from 11am-6pm) will offer a special Christmas dinner in addition to the regular menu, as well as treating all diners to yummy Christmas cookies. Chloride is located 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences via Highway 52. From I-25 take Exit 83, follow the signs to Winston and then to Chloride. Contact: Monte Cristo Gift and Gallery (575-743-0493), Chloride Bank Cafe (575-743-0414), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a scenic drive to the edge of the Black Range, then peruse a wide array of vendors selling specialty arts, hand-crafted gifts and food items at the Community Center. Don’t miss the $49.99 Art Show and Sale, a tradition that began years ago as a way for Hillsboro’s many artists to give back to the community at Christmas time. Each item in the show is sold for $49.99 to a winning ticket holder, and all items are guaranteed to be worth more than that—often several times more. Up for raffle: the original (framed) watercolor by Inga McCord, painted for the 2014 event. Hillsboro merchants (restaurants, antique shops, and museums) are open on Main Street, where musicians and singers will add seasonal accompaniment to the festivities. Hillsboro is located on Highway 152 approximately 17 miles west of I-25 (at Exit 63). Nine miles further west, Kingston’s Historic Percha Bank Museum and Gallery will be open from 11-5 serving refreshments. Contact: Melody Sears, 575-895-5457,email@example.com.
In its 5th year, the Monticello Holiday Store presents 100% special, local, hand-made holiday gift items including wreaths, holiday decorations and gifts, organic foods and produce, lavender and herbal products, art, cards, candies, toys, organic traditional balsamic vinegar, jewelry, needlework, and many other holiday items, in limited supply. Lunch, snacks and beverages will also be available. Cash and personal check only please. Contact: Jane Darland, Monticello Canyon Association, 575-743-0200, 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.
Spend a weekend soaking and practicing yoga. Mornings begin with a 2-hour vigorous vinyasa practice, while evening "Lunar" sessions will be relaxing and meditative. Shiva’s yoga classes are challenging, welcoming, compassionate, and therapeutic. The group will take in holiday events (optional) and soak as often as possible! Full details are on the Blue Lotus website. Cost: $138 plus tax. Contact: Shiva Reinhardt, 575-257-4325, email@example.com.
Catch the annual Christmas Tree lighting in Evelyn Renfro park at 6, then enjoy bonfires, songs by carolers and holiday refreshments in downtown T or C, where businesses will be lit up until 9pm. Santa Claus will take requests from the youngsters at the Lee Belle Johnson Center. Sponsored by MainStreet Truth or Consequences. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 4,000 luminarias line paths on the beach leading to two dozen Host Campfires – each offering holiday treats and cheer. Santa Claus, hayrides, an RV Lighting contest, and caroling are part of the fun on the beach, while out on the water, there’s a Lighted Boats parade. Make donations to the "Make A Wish" Foundation at the Elephant Butte Rotary campsite. Enter through the main entrance of the park ($5 per car park entrance fees apply). An awards ceremony and Christmas party follows at the Elephant Butte Inn. Contact: Kim Skinner, Event Chairman, Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce, 575-740-1777, 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.
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