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Sierra County Events—August 2017

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ALERT! FREE RIDES are available this summer, every Thursday Friday and Saturday. THE SHUTTLE makes several stops in Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences on the half hour, give or take, from 3-10pm.

Thursday, August 3

Heart Health for Seniors

1-3pm, Senior Center, 360 W. Fourth Street, Truth or Consequences

Dr. Enoch, Cardiologist with Sierra Vista Cardiology, will present a talk covering what you need to know about heart health for seniors. After the short talk there will be ample time for questions and answers. Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Kathy Elverum, Sierra Vista Hospital, 575-894-2111 x299, kathy.elverum@svhnm.org.

Friday, August 4

Tunes & Brews: Carol Whitney

6:30-9:30pm, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, T or C

Friday night beer and music? Yes, please! Come sip a hand-crafted New Mexico-made brew and listen to Carol Whitney‘s country guitar and southwest tunes. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, August 5

Starlight Concert Series: Paper Moon Shiners

7-10pm, Black Range Lodge, Kingston

Paper Moon Shiners, an Austin, Texas duo, specializes in vintage American songs from the early twentieth century, resurrecting a jazzy musical style that conjures up smoky, overcrowded speakeasies, dust-bowl medicine shows, and Mississippi delta juke joints. Admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and Sierra County Arts Council members. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Friday, August 11

Tunes & Brews: Jen Exten

7-10pm, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, T or C

Friday night beer and music? We think so! Come sip a hand-crafted NM brew and listen to Jen Exten‘s country guitar and bluesy vocals. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Friday & Saturday, August 11-12

Cobble and Stone Triathlon

Elephant Butte Lake State Park & downtown Truth or Consequences

The triathlon gets underway near Elephant Butte’s Rattlesnake Island at 7:30am on Saturday, starting with the 5-wacky-task obstacle course. Participants will toss the balloon (can they really hit the cat?), fill a small paper bag with sand (using a slotted spoon), fill a small condiment bottle with lake water (using a plastic spoon), chew a piece of Hubba Bubba bubblegum until they can blow a bubble, and blow up a balloon. The “Anything That Safely Floats Race” follows. At 6pm a “5-laps-around-the-block-backwards” race begins at Healing Waters Plaza in Truth or Consequences. Enjoy the downtown Art Hop (6-9pm) before or after the 7pm awards ceremony. Prizes and awards will be given to top winners and losers. All entrants will receive a t-shirt, goody bag, and meal certificates. Categories are family, duo, individual, or enter in more than one category. Entry forms are available online. Deadline to enter is August 11. Age restrictions apply to the family category, please email cobblestoneshoppingguide@gmail.com for details. Meals include a sandwich and salad buffet during early bird registration on Friday evening (for entrants only). Saturday morning a continental breakfast will be available. Dining certificates will be good for dinner, lunch or breakfast on Cobble and Stone (the event’s black lab mascots) through Sunday August 13 at 4pm. Entry fees are $65 per adult, $50 per child, and $30 per additional category. Extra meal tickets are available for $23 each. For more information or a list of recommended hotels, contact Susan Brandt, The Cobblestone, 575-740-1685, cobblestoneshoppingguide@gmail.com.

Saturday, August 12

Second 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 late-breaking information. Contact: director@torcmainstreet.org.

Wednesday, August 16

3rd Annual Summertime Market

5-8pm, Ralph Edwards Park, Truth or Consequences

Summertime Market is free to the public — bring your friends and come down to the park to experience the food, music and crafts that are offered on Saturdays at the Sierra County Farmers Market. Contact: Colleen Davis, 575-894-9375, colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Friday, August 18

Tunes & Brews: Constance Zimmerman

7-10pm, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, T or C

Friday night beer and music? Heck yes! Come sip a hand-crafted New Mexico-made brew and listen to Constance’s strong, soulful vocals and country beats. Learn more about her music and background at Constance’s Gigs & Events on Facebook. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20

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, 505-510-3009, info@ebbr.org.


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