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March Events in Sierra County

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 1-3

Spring into Wellness Retreat

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

Learn how the principles of healing yoga support your body’s natural balancing mechanisms and techniques to address specific needs. Practices will include yin, hatha, vinyasa, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and the use of mantras. Opportunities for hot spring yoga and one-on-one consultations will also be available. Participants receive access to audio files to get started in their practice even before the retreat. Check in is Friday at 3; last session starts at 11am Sunday. See a complete schedule of activities on the Badlands Yoga site. Online registration is available. Cost: $168 (does not include lodging). Contact: Christine Stump, 505-506-0136,

Friday, March 1 – repeats weekly

Friday Afternoon Massage Clinic

1:30-5:30pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Start your weekend with a dose of relaxation! Maritza and Leah welcome walk-ins on Friday afternoons. Suggested donation for mini massages: $20+. Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654,

Friday, March 1 – repeats weekly

Yoga Basics

6-7pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Review or discover the foundations of yoga practice: posture, breath, and alignment. Learn how to safely adapt a pose for your needs. Suited to all levels: beginners, people returning to yoga after time off, and experienced students who would like to fine-tune their practice. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201,

Saturday, March 2 – repeats weekly

Tour Spaceport America

9am and 1pm (check availability), 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, March 2

3rd Annual Chili Dinner

5-7pm, Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro

Six different chilies will be available with sides of garlic bread and salad plus beverages and dessert. Take out is available. The event is presented by Sierra County Animal Rescue Society and sponsored in part by Lions Club of T or C. Cost: $10. Contact: Robbin Brodsky, Sierra County Animal Rescue, 575-895-5551,

Sunday, March 3 – repeats weekly

Reiki Circle

11am-1pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

A walk-in reiki / share circle every Sunday.  Donation. Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654,

Monday, March 4 – 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. Come in with your yoga puzzles and challenges, your favorite and least favorite poses, and any other requests. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201,

Tuesday, March 5 – repeats weekly through April

Community Mixed Yoga with Wendy Tremayne

9-10:30am, Grapes, 409 Main, Truth or Consequences

A mixed level hatha yoga class with some vinyasa, book-ended with breathwork and contemplation, in the spacious environment of Grapes Gallery. All are welcome. Cost: $15 per class, $60 for 5 classes, $100 for 10 classes. Contact: Contact: Wendy Tremayne,

Tuesday, March 5 – repeats weekly

Walk-in Wellness Clinic

10am-5pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Walk right in every Tuesday and receive massage, reflexology and other care from some of Truth or Consequences’ finest healers. Suggested donation: $20+. Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654,

Tuesday, March 5 – repeats weekly through February

Yoga with Marielle

5:15-6:15pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Yoga with Marielle is open to beginners to advanced students. Marielle has 25 years experience in teaching yoga, and a specialty in Kundalini with a touch of Aroma Yoga. $10 per class. Contact: Marielle Veilleux, 867-993-4994,

Tuesday, March 5

“All About Stout” Beer Tasting

5:30-6:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Fresh off a great showing at the NM Brewer’s Guild Stout Invitational, the TorC Brewery will introduce tasters to their Dark Skies Oatmeal Stout — inside and out. Contact: T or C Brewing, 575-297-0289,

Wednesday, March 6 – repeats weekly

Yoga Start with Melissa

5:15-6:15pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Designed for anyone interested in starting yoga, this class offers basic poses, alignment help, and will progress at the rate of the students. $10 per class. Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654,

Thursday, March 7 – repeats weekly

Flow Yoga with Sonia

9-10:30am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

An empowering yoga flow suitable for all levels with emphasis on mindful movement and breath, intentions, alignment, nurturing the self, connection with the heart, and applying yoga to life off the mat. Cost: $10 per class. Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644,

Thursday, March 7 – 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 on 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 or $45 for a 5-class pass. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201,

Thursday, March 7 – repeats weekly

Square Dancing – Mainstream & Plus

5:30pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street, Truth or Consequences

This alcohol-free social activity is great for staying in shape. The only requirements are the ability to walk, and knowing your right from your left. No partner is needed; experienced dancers will “angel” any new dancers. All are welcome, be they singles, couples, or families (9 yrs+ minimum age). “Plus” dancing is from 5:30 to 6 followed by Mainstream dancing until 8 pm. Free to watch, $3 to dance. Call Joey at 505-804-3842 to confirm the dance is a go. Similar square dance clubs are active in Las Cruces, Silver City, and nearly anywhere you find yourself. Contact: Sierra Twirlers, Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers of T or C, 575-313-9971,

Friday, March 8

Tales of Adventure Biology

1pm & 6pm, Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro

Be entertained and help a student at “Tales of Adventure Biology – from Zimbabwe, South Africa & New Mexico.” Dr. Travis Perry of NMSU Furman University and Rhodes University will present an afternoon of hair-raising stories, biological data, amazing photos, and fun videos of big cat work in New Mexico, South Africa, & Zimbabwe. This presentation is a fundraising event to help students gain an education and research experience while producing new information about these animals for all of us to share. $5 at the door; tax deductible donations welcome. Two presentations at 1pm and 6pm. Contact: Travis Perry, 575-895-5100,

Saturday, March 9 – repeats weekly through March

Yoga Weekend Warm-up

11am-12pm, Charles Motel & Spa, 601 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Enjoy a moderately-paced class for strength, stretching, balance, and relaxation, suited to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome. Cost: $10 drop-in, $45 for five-class pass$10 per class or $45 for a 5-class pass. Passes for Patty Kearney’s classes at Studio de la Luz can also be used at The Charles. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201,

Saturday, March 9

Brewery Tour

4:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Curious about how this fine brewery home-makes all that great beer? Join Chief Beer Officer John Masterson for a tour of the production facility. Contact: 575-297-0289,

Saturday, March 9 – 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:

Saturday, March 9


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

Soundworms, an improvisational and incidental group, will play during downtown art hop. Soundworm’s genre-melting gritty cosmic sound exploration only happens once, so don’t miss it! Contact: 575-297-0289,

Sunday, March 10

Daylight Saving Time Begins


Turn your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday, or as soon as you wake up on Sunday.

Sunday, March 10 – repeats monthly

Poetry Reading

1-2:15pm, Black Cat Books & Coffee, 128 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

The Black Cat Poets have been meeting since 1991. Anyone can join their second Sunday gathering and enjoy a noncritical, appreciative atmosphere and read their poetry to the group. Contact: Carol Borsello, 575-202-8642,

Thursday, March 14

Open Mic hosted by Calista & Damien

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

Bring yourself and your talents to an open mic at the brewery! Contact: 575-297-0289,

Sunday, March 15-17 – repeats March 22-24

TCCT Presents: “Beer for Breakfast” by Sean Grennan

Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 West 4th Street, Truth or Consequences

A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a “guys’ weekend” in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues: will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all? Featuring Robert Alvarez, Rick O’Neill, PJ Waggaman and Sandra Willliams. General admission is $10, seniors and students pay $8. Shows are at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 2pm on Sunday. Dinner is available before the Saturday show – reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Dinner tickets are separate from theatre tickets and are $10. Contact: Marjorie Rickert at 609-226-5387 or T or C Community Theatre, 575-740-2174,

Saturday, March 16 (donate items on the 15th)

Recycling Committee Yard Sale

9am-1pm, Waste Collection and Recycling Center, , 601 Nadyne Court, Truth or Consequences

Pick up a treasure at this yard sale put together by the Recycling Committee of The Bountiful Alliance. Proceeds will be used to promote recycling and discourage illegal dumping in Sierra County; a portion of proceeds will also be donated to environmental groups at Hot Springs High School. Donate your usable items for the sale on Friday March 15 by dropping them off between 8am and 2:30pm at the sale location. Contact: Recycling Committee,

Saturday, March 16

St. Patty’s Day at the Brewery with Rockabilly Strangers

12-11pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Celebrate St. Patty’s Saturday at the brewery! Doors open at noon; brewery tour at 4:30pm; new “Hourglass Imperial Red Ale” introduced; food from the Me Gusta food truck; Moody Little Vintage (next door to the brewery) open noon to 7pm; and at 7pm, Rockabilly Strangers take the stage to play rockabilly from the ’50s, SoCal rockabilly, hot rock-n-roll, surf, rhythm and blues, and original material. Contact: 575-297-0289,

Monday, March 18 – repeats monthly

Movies and Discussion

6-8:30pm, Ingo’s Art Cafe, 422 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Showing independent and topical films to encourage community discussion and dialogue on the third Monday of every month through April. Contact: Ariel Dougherty, MediaEquity, 575-740-5868,

Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24

4th Annual Spring ATV Poker Run

9am-4pm, Cedar Cove RV Park, 48 Cedar Cove Road, Elephant Butte

Bring your ATVs for 2 days of playing on Cedar Cove’s trails! Register online in advance (before 9am on March 22) for $25 per player or $10 per non-player. Registration is also available on the day of the event for $30 (players) and $10 (non-players). Breakfast burritos will be available each morning before the Poker Run for $4 each. After Saturday’s Run participants will gather at the Sierra del Rio Restaurant and Bar. Contact: Cedar Cove RV Park, 575-744-4472,

Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 (repeats March 30-31)

Straw-bale and Earthen Plaster Workshop

9am-5pm, Black Range Lodge, Kingston

Spend a fun weekend (or two) learning about earth-friendly building materials and techniques. Tour straw bale buildings, get hands-on experience with straw bales and earthen plasters, and learn about passive-solar design. Workshop leaders include natural building pro Frank Meyer from Austin TX and plastering experts Kaki Hunter and Doni Kiffmeyer from Moab UT. Projects will cover stacking and working with straw bales, discussion of load-bearing and post-and-beam construction, preparation and application of clay plasters, and the use of locally-milled lumber to complete a small earth-plastered building. $225 singles /$400 couples includes double occupancy lodging at the Black Range Lodge, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Participants are asked to pitch in with a bit of meal prep and clean-up. Participants may arrive Friday night for an additional cost of $25 per person. Bring: clothes to get muddy in, gloves, hat, sturdy shoes, camera, note pad. Don’t bring: pets, perfume. Contact: Catherine, 575-895-5652,

Saturday, March 30

Denim & Diamonds: Puttin’ on the Ritz

5-9:30pm, Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort, 402 Butte Boulevard, Elephant Butte

This gala event, brought to you by the SVH Development Board, raises money for Sierra Vista Hospital. Enjoy food and beverages, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships and auction items would be most appreciated; contact Leona Wagner for more information: 575-894-2111,

Sunday, March 31

CD Release Concert for the Hard Road Trio

4-6pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Join the award-winning Hard Road Trio at the brewery for a free concert to celebrate the release of a new self-titled CD. Featuring Steve Smith on mandolin, Chris Clark Sanders on guitar, and Anne Luna on bass, the Trio’s recording projects have wound up in the Top 5 on the Cashbox Roots charts and garnered New Mexico Music Awards. Their new CD promises to raise the bar even higher, bringing the groove, sweet sound and powerful original songwriting that audiences have come to expect from this New Mexico roots and bluegrass band. Joining the Trio for CD release dates are the extraordinary fiddler Nick Coventry from the Black Market Trust and quintessential percussionist Eric Boseman. The event is cosponsored by Truth or Consequences Brewing and the Sierra County Arts Council. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652,
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