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Sierra County Events — October 2017

Thursday through Sunday, October 5-8

2017 Sierra County Fair

Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Arts, crafts, flower & garden, livestock, food, community groups, Saturday night dance, Cow Patty Bingo, Pee Wee Chicken Scramble, crowning of the Fair Court, and lots of other fun events are held as part of the annual County Fair. Anyone can enter and potentially bring home a ribbon. See the schedule of events here. Contact: 575-894-2375, Sierra County Extension Office.

Thursday, October 5

Full Moon Music and Sound Immersion with Matt Venuti

7pm, Emergence Healing & Expressive Arts Center, 134 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Come and immerse your body and mind in the deep grooves emanating from mystical, musical instruments — the Hang, Gubal and Gudu. Listen deeply to kaleidoscopic melodies and rhythms that will touch your heart and quiet your soul; explore the essence of who you are and your connection to earth, sky and spirit. This inspiring music event is set in an acoustically designed, beautiful new venue in town, led by a Matt Venuti, a masterful player of these rare and exotic instruments (hear samples of Venuti’s music on his website). An open floor is available for free-style movement, relaxation, meditation and sound basking! Suggested donation: $10. Contact: info@emergence-nm.com.

Friday, October 6

Music Mix: Moody Little Sister

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

Come hear the moving sound of modern-folk and husband-and-wife duo Moody Little Sister Friday night at the Brewery! Rob and Naomi of Moody Little Sister have just moved to the area and are excited to call New Mexico home. This show is part of the Music Mix sponsored by Sierra County Arts Council, no cover, donations requested, minors allowed with legal guardian. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Saturday, October 7

Trinity Site Tour

Stallion Gate is open from 8am-2pm, site closes at 3:30pm, White Sands Missile Range

The Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945. The 51,500 acre area was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. The site is open to visitors twice a year on the first Saturday in April and October. Visitors are usually granted access to Ground Zero, the “Jumbo” bomb casing, the McDonald House, one of the old instrumentation bunkers, historical photos, a Fatman bomb casing, and part of the original crater left by the explosion. Enter and exit via the Stallion Gate gate between 8am and 2pm on tour day. The site closes at 3:30pm. No food, water or other services are available along the route, so visitors are asked to come prepared. Picture ID is required. Port-a-johns are available at the gate and at the Trinity site. Photographs may be taken at the Trinity Site but not anywhere else along the route. Complete info is on the White Sands Missile Range website. Contact: 575-678-1134.

Wednesday through Saturday, October 11-14

27th Annual Chile Challenge 4×4 Trail Riding Event

Caballo Lake State Park

Ride trails, talk shop and hang out with 4-wheel drive enthusiasts from around the state and country! It’s a family-friendly event—nearly every age group has participated in the past, as well as all makes and models of 4×4 vehicles, “from Mild to Wild.” Caballo offers all kinds of trails including some of the most challenging in the state, but rides will be available for all levels. Camping is at the Riverside Campground Pavilion within the park. Arrey Cafe breakfast burritos will be for sale in the mornings, Sparky’s will bring its “food truck” from Hatch most evenings, and there’s a Wednesday night pot luck featuring barbecue and pulled pork from Rasco’s in Las Cruces. Other evening activities: sitting by the fire, Friday night ice cream social and lots of raffles! Pre-registration closed September 30 but walk-ins are welcomed on a first-come first-served basis. Entry is $125 for all four days, $50 for one day, $75 for two days, $100 for three. For vehicle requirements and more information see the ChileChallenge.org website. Contact: Jim Kinnerup, info@chilechallenge.org.

Thursday through Sunday, October 12-15

AKC-Sanctioned Dog Show

Albert Lyons Events Center & Sierra County Fairgrounds, 2953 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

This four-day event is sponsored by two New Mexico dog clubs, Oñate Trail Dog Fanciers Association (Thursday and Friday) and Valencia Valley Kennel Club (Saturday and Sunday). Each day is its own individually AKC-sanctioned event. Entries are open to a wide array of breeds in Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-sporting, and Herding classes. Non-champions and champions will be judged by experts traveling from as far away as South Korea. The event includes all–breed shows‚ NOH‚ Obedience and Rally, as well as Trick Dog and Farm Dog Events, in which many non-show dogs will participate. Pick up a schedule at the beginning of each day or purchase a catalogue for in-depth information. Spectators will be able to see dogs competing with handlers, as well as at owners’ RV campsites and grooming stations on the fairgrounds. Food and other items such as jewelry, clothing and dog show-related accessories will be available at vendor booths. Seating is not guaranteed so plan to walk and stand, or bring a chair. Please do not touch show dogs without obtaining permission first. No personal pets will be allowed on the grounds. Contact: Jennie Behles, Valencia Valley Kennel Club of New Mexico, 505-400-7320, jennie@jdbehles.com.

Friday, October 13

Music Mix: Gary Harvell

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

Come hear local string picker Gary Harvell at the brewery this Friday night. This show is part of the Music Mix sponsored by Sierra County Arts Council, no cover, donations requested, minors allowed with legal guardian. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Saturday, October 14

Classic Car Show & Wine Tasting

9am-3pm, Cedar Cove RV Park, 48 Cedar Cove Road, Elephant Butte

Car and truck show with trophies for different classes including “all original” and “best paint," plus wine tasting from Shattuck Vineyard, antiques, and a barbecue lunch of brisket sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Music will be provided by Constance Zimmerman. Cost to enter cars is $20 each in advance, $25 each on the day of the show. Forms are available on the Cedar Cove website. Contact: Eileen McGuire, 575-744-4472, info@cedarcovervpark.com.

Saturday, October 14

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.

Saturday, October 14

CW Ayon’s Hill Country Blues

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

Dance to the country-blues beats of CW Ayon at the Brewery! CW is from the desert of southern New Mexico and comes from Native American roots, but his style is 100% Mississippi Hill Country Blues (hear it on Bandcamp). Not to be missed! No cover, donations requested, minors allowed with legal guardian. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Friday through Sunday, October 20-22

Oktoberfest at the Brewery

Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

A free 3-day community event with music, food, and beer! Green chile brats by Me Gusta food truck, a beer dunk tank, costume contest, photo booth, and more. Friday night enjoy live music by Mackie Redd and the band as part of the final Arts Council Music Mix. On Saturday and Sunday, hear Damn Union, Hans’ Accordion and more. See the full schedule and band lineup at oktoberfest.torc.beer. No cover. Minors are allowed with legal guardians. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Thursday, October 26

Live Music: Auld Lang Syne

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

Come jam to the roots, rock and folk tunes of Auld Lang Syne at the Brewery this Thursday night (yes! now open Thursdays!). Listen ahead of time on Auld Lang Syne’s Bandcamp page. No cover, minors welcome with their legal guardian. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Friday through Sunday, October 27-29

Sixth Annual Rubber Chicken Ride

Headquarters: Red Pelican Courtyard, 102 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

Spend three days enjoying a variety of dual sport motorcycle riding opportunities through the mountains and deserts of New Mexico. Featured rides include the historic Palomas Gap, beautiful Chloride Canyon, awesome Mount Withington, and other great locations in the area. NMOHVA members continue to explore and identify more riding opportunities in the area, and new rides are available in 2017. All road riding requires a legal, plated bike per New Mexico statutes. Riding is strictly “no fee” and at the event participant’s discretion. Maps and/or GPS tracks of suggested routes are provided. Go your own way or follow someone’s lead as you explore the beautiful and varied scenery around Truth or Consequences. $80 for the weekend includes dinner Saturday night, an event t-shirt and decals, and a chance at raffle prizes. The event is limited to the first 100 paid entrants and spots are filling up fast — register today! Contact: Mark Werkmeister, New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance, 505-321-3155, resourcedirector@nmohva.org.

Friday, October 27

Live Music: Carol Whitney

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

Carol Whitney is back with her country and folk rock tunes at the Brewery this Friday night. No cover, minors welcome with legal guardian. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Saturday, October 28

Live Music: Travis Parker

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

Up-and-coming Alt Country singer and guitarist Travis Parker is on tour and playing at T or C Brewing this Saturday night. Come have a brew and listen to him wail. Check out his music and website for more info. No cover. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.

Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29

Raindrop Training / CARE Intensive

La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, 311 Marr St, Truth or Consequences

The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education (CARE) is an NCBTMB-approved provider of Continuing Education hours. This two-day training will teach the Historical use of essential oils useful VitaFlex techniques and Raindrop Technique. Classes are suited for professional body workers (earn 14 credit hours) or the lay person who wants to become more self-reliant in their own health. Cost for the weekend is $500 per person. More information is on the website. To register contact Jeannie Nichols, 575-937-1420, jeanniesvoice@icloud.com.

Tuesday, October 31

Halloween Dance Party & Costume Contest

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

Put on your costume and come dance your butt off at the Brewery on Halloween! “DJ Duster,” aka Wendy Tremayne, plays dance music from ‘80s to today that will get you cooking on the dance floor, plus hosts a costume contest. Contact: Marianne Blaue, Truth or Consequences Brewing Company, 575-297-0289, info@torc.beer.


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