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Sierra County Events — August 2018

Wednesday, August 1 – repeats weekly

Beginner Sewing

3-5pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Drop in to this beginner-level sewing class for children and adults. Bring a project you need help with or start something new. Wildflowers supplies fabric, machines, thread, decorations, and assistance! The options are endless: mend a pair of pants, sew some curtains, make a doll or a pillow…your choice. Free. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 2 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are welcome to come, play, make art. Free. A complete schedule of activities is on the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 2 – repeats weekly

Gentle Yoga

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

A class for beginners over fifty, Gentle Yoga limits stress in joints while improving strength, balance and flexibility at a relaxed pace. Options using chairs are offered for those who wish to avoid kneeling and/or sitting on the floor. $10 per class, $45 for 5 classes. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Thursday, August 2 – repeats weekly

Square Dancing – Mainstream

6pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences

The Sierra Twirlers Square Dance Club invites visitors to join in an evening of mainstream square dancing on a great wooden floor with calling by Joey Solis. Join in the dance or sit on the sidelines and enjoy light refreshments, ice water, and coffee. Cost: $3. Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers of T or C, 575-313-9971, randcintennessee@msn.com.

Saturday, August 4 – repeats weekly

Sierra County Farmers Market

8:30-11am, Ralph Edwards Park, Truth or Consequences

Every Saturday from Memorial Day weekend thru Halloween weekend, find fresh seasonal produce, delicious baked goods, other prepared foods, and handmade arts and crafts. Payment with EBT, DUFB and debit is available; some vendors also take credit cards. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, August 4 – repeats weekly

Tour Spaceport America

9am, departing from the downtown Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences

Reservations are required. Southern New Mexico’s scenic beauty and rugged high desert are highlighted en route to the remote Spaceport America site, where visitors will see the Gateway Gallery’s interactive exhibits and kiosks; the G-Shock simulator; Spaceport Operations Center (SOC); the state-of-the-art fire station; and the URS/ Foster + Partners structure. The journey lasts approximately 4 hours. Contact: 575-267-8888.

Saturday, August 4 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are invited to drop in for art making and playtime. Free. For a complete schedule see the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 4 – repeats weekly

Saturday Night Dance

7pm, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Come and enjoy toe-tapping fun plus refreshments at a family-friendly smoke-and-alcohol-free event. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Cost: $4. Contact: Manion Long, 575-744-9137.

Saturday, August 4

Suthern Blend Band

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Put on your dancing shoes for Suthern Blues! Country, Spanish and oldies. Free. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, August 5

Latitude 33 Celebration Brunch

12-3pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Latitude 33 presents a celebration brunch benefiting Friends of the City of Truth or Consequences Pool, featuring traditional brunch favorites and southwest classics. New Mexico craft beer, wine and of course mimosas will be available to purchase. 100% of the suggested donation will go directly to help maintain and improve the swimming pool and its programs. Come celebrate Latitude 33’s five years in downtown Truth or Consequences, and support the pool! $15 suggested donation. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, August 5

Paper Moon Shiners

7:00pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Paper Moon Shiners are an Austin, Texas duo specializing in vintage songs and originals inspired by American music from the early twentieth century. Their old timey sensibilities and vaudeville undertones provide an infectiously entertaining evening, with cracker blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime, Americana roots and folk. From their bio: “Our music is linked with the past, sometimes surreal and funny, sometimes operatic and sad. We mine time periods that conjure up smoky,overcrowded speakeasies, dust-bowl medicine shows, Mississippi delta juke joints and Harlem renaissance nostalgic night clubs.” Free. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Monday, August 6 – repeats weekly

Zero to Three & Me

1-3pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

A drop-in playtime and support group for infants/toddlers and their caregivers. Free. For a complete schedule of activities see the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Monday, August 6 – repeats weekly through the summer

Helping Hands

3-8:45pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

“Helping Hands” is the Brewery’s way of thanking the volunteers in the community. If you’re a volunteer, stop in and be recognized for the help you give to people or projects in the community. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Monday, August 6 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are invited to drop in for art making and playtime. Free. For a complete schedule see the Wildflowers website. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787, wildflowerstorc@gmail.com.

Monday, August 6 – repeats weekly

Exploring Yoga Asana

5:30-6:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

This multi-level class explores basic yoga asanas in depth, working mindfully on alignment, strength, stability, and mobility. Suited to beginners and experienced yoga practitioners. The theme on any given day will be based on students’ needs. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Tuesday, August 7

Computer Basics

10-11:30am, 4th Street Computer Lab, 360 W. Fourth Street, Truth or Consequences

The Second Tuesday Computer Class Series continues with a repeat class on the much-requested Computer Basics. Start with turning on the computer, and work forward from there. Join us! Please call to register and let the Lab know if you want a reminder call the day before the class: 575-894-4633. See you there!

Thursday through Saturday, August 9-11

Unique Photography-Print-Gallery Retreat

In and around Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte

This workshop, for photographers of any level using almost any type of equipment, will be set in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Sierra County New Mexico, where the air and water are clean and the light magical. Learn to shoot any time of day or night, take part in one-on-one and group coaching and critique sessions, enjoy access to world-class printing on a range of media, and participate in a gallery show at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery. The workshop will be headquartered at Photoart Imaging / WxFireGraph but the bulk of participants’ time will be spent in the field photographing scenic sunrises, twilight, and infinite skies in and around Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte. $1250 per person, limit 10. Register on the UPPG Retreats website. Contact: Kenny, 917-314-7833, kenny@wxfiregraph.com.

Thursday, August 9

Clay Parker & Jodi James

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Clay Parker and Jodi James are an Americana / folk singer-songwriter folk duo from Baton Rouge Louisiana. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, August 10

Reverb Roadkill

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Reverb Roadkill (Stephen Siegrist, Billy Crooze, Carl Montoya) bring a tidalwave of surf-tinged psychedelic sci-fi cowpunk to the Brewery. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, August 11 – repeats monthly

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

Participating businesses include galleries, studios, shops and restaurants on Broadway, Main, and points in between. Check the Second Saturday Art Hop page on Facebook for late-breaking information. Contact: director@torcmainstreet.org.

Saturday, August 11

Pat “Guitar Slim” James with Special Guest Pat Dutton

7:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Pat Chase, aka Guitar Slim, brings over 25 years of blues to Truth or Consequences, with special guest Pat Dutton. Free. Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Tuesday, August 14

Friends of Elephant Butte Lake Monthly Meeting

12-1pm, Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Richard Cooper Training Center, 101 Highway 195, Elephant Butte

Join the Friends at their monthly meeting every 2nd Tuesday. Check their website for details in case the venue changes. Enter through the park’s main gate, park fees waived for meeting only. Annual fee to join the group is $5. Contact: friendsofeb@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 16

Jen Exten

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Jen Exten brings her acoustic neofolk tunes back to the Brewery. Free. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, August 18

Mackie Redd & The Band

7pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Mackie Redd is a local musician with deep experience. He’s played in country bands, bluegrass bands, and spent time in Nashville where he co-wrote songs with some of the best in the business. Come get your country on. Free. Contact: 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26

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: Jimmy McCarthy, Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta, 505-908-0909, info@ebbr.org.

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