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Daily, November 30 through December 8

14th Annual Yuletide in Chloride

10am-4pm, Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, Wall Street,

Enjoy a scenic drive to Chloride, the holiday charm of a ghost town, and great deals on works by local artisans during the 14th Annual Yuletide in Chloride. The Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery features the work of more than two dozen local artists, providing a great selection for everyone on your gifting list as well as for yourself. Choose from paintings, photography, quilts, uniquely embroidered or hand-stamped clothing, jewelry, hand-crafted cards and hand-made soaps, all offered at special holiday prices. Receive a free gift with purchases of $25 or more. During your visit, step back in time with a visit to the Pioneer Store Museum, and enjoy a special holiday roast beef dinner at the Chloride Bank Cafe.

Contact: Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, montecristogallery@windstream.net.

Thursday, December 5

Square Dancing – Mainstream & Plus

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

A social activity that’s 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. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome. “Plus” dancing is from 5:30 to 6 followed by Mainstream dancing until 8 pm. Free to watch, $3 to dance, alcohol-free. 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. Repeats weekly on Thursdays.

Contact: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971, randcintennessee@msn.com.

Thursday, December 5

Gentle Yoga

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

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. Repeats weekly on Thursdays.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Friday, December 6

Friday Afternoon Massage Clinic

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

Start your weekend with a dose of relaxation! Maritza and Leah welcome walk-ins on Friday afternoons. Suggested donation for mini massage: $20+. Repeats weekly.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, missymckinstry@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 7

Christmas in the Foothills

10am-4pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore,

This pre-Christmas celebration is held in Hillsboro each year. Much of the festivities happen at the Hillsboro Community Center, where highlights include the famous $49.99 Art Sale, raffles, food, and vendors selling handmade holiday wares. Meanwhile, downtown merchants and restaurants will deck their halls and welcome visitors.

Contact: Ann Anders, CITF Committee of the HCC, awama123@gmail.com.

Friday & Saturday, December 7, 8, 14, 15

Monticello Holiday Store

10am-4pm, Holiday Store, 388 Calle del Norte,

All sorts of wonderful handmade holiday gifts will be available for two weekends only, at Monticello’s Holiday Store! Items by numerous local artisans will be featured: candy, baked goods, artwork, natural salves and soaps, holiday decorations, organic foods, and more — all in very limited supply. Of special note: hand-forged knives by Ashe Cravenock, aka Ashe & Hammer, local blacksmith and recent champion of the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire”; natural, chemical-free lavender and beauty products, household items, homemade harissa, spicy ketchup, tomato salt, caramel corn, and much more courtesy of Jane Darland, who will also offer traditional barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, the amazing Organic Balsamic of Monticello; and Lalynn’s beautiful, natural, dye-free wool clothing: mittens, sweaters, leg warmers, hats, and skirts. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be available courtesy of South 40 Farms, who will also be offering extensive dried herbs, homemade jams, and more. The holiday store is located just past Monticello’s plaza.

Contact: Jane Darland, jane.darland@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 7

Yoga For Everyone

11am-12pm, Charles Motel & Spa, 308 S. Pershing,

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. Passes for Patty Kearney’s classes at Studio de la Luz can also be used at The Charles. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Saturday, December 7

STEAMpunks Youth Choir

2-3pm, STEAMpunks Creative Center, 400 N. Broadway,

Youth choir open participation rehearsals are held every Saturday. Anyone age 5 to 17 is welcome to drop in and sing, no experience needed. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and release form on or before the first visit. Repeats every Saturday.

Contact: Jessica Rowley, steampunkstorc@gmail.com. more info

Saturday, December 7

Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Night Dance

7pm, Old Time Fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm Street,

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Repeats weekly on Saturdays.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .

Friday, December 13

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences, Main, Broadway and in between,

Visit downtown Truth or Consequences for a fun festive night out during Old-Fashioned Christmas! The event is sponsored annually by MainStreet Truth or Consequences and includes a tree-lighting, Parade of Lights, and chance to hang out with Santa Claus.

Contact: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, info@torcmainstreet.org.

Friday, December 13

Under Rusted Stars: TorC Portraits

6-9pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway,

A group of portraits featuring Truth or Consequences locals, ”Under Rusted Stars” will celebrate the way community harmonizes chaos, fear, love, confusion, and wisdom — all under an ancient desert sky. Anyone can participate by guessing who’s depicted in the paintings; there’ll be prizes for the winners!

Contact: Truth or Consequences Brewing, 575-297-0289, susan@torcbrewing.com.

Saturday, December 14

Luminaria Beachwalk & Floating Lights Parade

dusk, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 101 Highway 195,

The Luminaria Walk, sponsored by Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park and Elephant Butte Lake State Park, features 3000 thousand luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to community-sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies, s’mores, and more! Join the carolers, visit Santa, or stop by designated campsites to make a donation to Make-A-Wish. Meanwhile out on the lake, the Floating Lights Parade starts at 6:30pm, and is preceded by a tamale dinner for boat captains. Anyone wanting to enter a decorated boat should call 575-744-5567. State Park day use entrance fees are $5 per car; ride your bike or walk in for free.

Contact: Jasen Kershaw, 575-744-5923, .

Saturday, December 14

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown commercial / hot springs district,

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: MainStreet Truth or Consequences, director@torcmainstreet.org.

Sunday, December 15

Second Sunday on the Animas Creek Trail

9am-2pm, Animas Creek Road, between I-25 (exit 63) and Alto Road,

Visit Animas Creek Road on the 2nd Sunday of every month to see the art studios, farms, birding trails, a labyrinth, and trails along Animas Creek.

Contact: 575-743-0224, cindyy14@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 15

Black Cat Poetry Reading

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

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. Coffee and pastries are available for purchase. Repeats every 2nd Sunday.

Contact: Carol Borsello, 575-202-8642, carbor1405@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 28

Dada Ball: An Evening of Masquerade & Mayhem

7-11:30pm, T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street,

A Dr. Lucky Presentation — dress up for a spectacular night featuring live music by CW Ayon, aerial by Jeannie Ortiz, full stage show with performances by Mena Domina and Dr. Lucky, a DJ, and dancing. In addition to the all-star cast of provocateurs, the evening will feature site-specific installations and a modern interpretation of the Dada Manifesto. Enjoy beer, wine, and cocktails from a cash bar. Wear black tie, formal attire, or masquerade ball fashion; High Dandyism, Bowery Realness or Sepia-toned Surrealism are welcome; patrons are an integral part of the show! Sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, or at The Annex T or C, The Cobblestone, or TorC Brewing Co.. Admission is $15 (general) or $25 VIP (guarantees seats).

Contact: Dr. Lucky, 917-204-7566, doctorofburlesque@yahoo.com. tickets

Continuing

H. Joe Waldrum Retrospective

artwork by Harold Joe Waldrum
continues through January 2020

Other World: Jia Apple & Wendy Tremayne

Other World: Jia Apple & Wendy Tremayne Art Opening
continues through December

Weekly Events

Mondays

Exploring Yoga Asana

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

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, p-kearney@earthlink.net. Patty's website

Tuesdays

Walk-in Wellness Clinic

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

Walk on in every Tuesday and receive massage, reflexology or other care from some of Truth or Consequences’ finest healers. Suggested donation: $20+ for half hour treatments.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, missymckinstry@gmail.com. Facebook

Tuesdays

Community Yoga with Wendy Tremayne

9-10am, Grapes Gallery, 407-409 Main,

A series of classic yoga classes, beginning with instruction on postures, and transitioning into a vinyasa style class. Classes begin and end with meditation and instructions for breathing. Cost is $15 per class, $60 for a 5 class card, and $100 for a 10-class card.

Contact: Wendy Tremayne, 917-991-3309, wendy@gaiatreehouse.com.

Wednesdays

Yoga with Melissa

4-5pm, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing,

This yoga class offers full body movement designed to enhance flexibility, strength and balance. Most people find a calming and healthy sense from yoga. Each class is tailored to the abilities of the students in the room. $10 per class.

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, missymckinstry@gmail.com. Facebook

Wednesdays

Yoga with Marielle

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

Open to beginners to advanced levels. Explore Kundalini, aroma and chakra yoga with Marielle. $10 at the door.

Contact: Marielle Veilleux, 867-993-4994, hiupnorth@yahoo.com. website

Thursdays

Square Dancing – Mainstream & Plus

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. Singles, couples, and families (9 yrs+ minimum age) welcome. “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: Carole Wheeler, Sierra Twirlers, 575-313-9971, randcintennessee@msn.com.

Thursdays

Gentle Yoga

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

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, p-kearney@earthlink.net. Patty's website

Fridays

Friday Afternoon Massage Clinic

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

Start your weekend with a dose of relaxation! Maritza and Leah welcome walk-ins on Friday afternoons. Suggested donation for mini massage: $20+

Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654, missymckinstry@gmail.com. Facebook

Saturdays

Spaceport Tours

9am and 1pm (check availability), downtown Visitor Center, 301 S. Foch,

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. Reserve ahead, and call to confirm the day before the tour.

Contact: 575-267-8888, . Reserve

Saturdays

STEAMpunks Youth Choir

Youth choir open participation rehearsals are held every Saturday. Anyone age 5 to 17 is welcome to drop in and sing, no experience needed. A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and release form on or before the first visit.

Contact: Jessica Rowley, steampunkstorc@gmail.com. register

Saturdays

Yoga For Everyone

11am-12pm, Charles Motel & Spa, 308 S. Pershing,

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. Passes for Patty Kearney’s classes at Studio de la Luz can also be used at The Charles.

Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net. Patty's website

Saturdays

Old Time Fiddlers Saturday Night Dance

Live music provided by NMOTFA Fiddlers and Friends. Toe-tapping fun, refreshments and a door prize weekly at this family friendly event. No alcohol or smoking are allowed in the building. All are invited to come and dance or just listen to the music. $4 at the door. Proceeds support the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association.

Contact: Manion Long, New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association, 575-744-9137, .

Sundays

Restorative Yoga with Kate

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

A gentle class focused on restful supported poses, restorative yoga encourages deep relaxation and mindful awareness of body and breath. Open to all ages and abilities. Drop in for $10 per class.

Contact: Kate Skinner, 360-440-0460, kaydee777@yahoo.com.

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