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Sierra County Events — December 31 thru January 31

Monday, January 1

First Day Hikes

10am-2pm, Elephant Butte Dam & Dirt Dam, Elephant Butte

Walk on one of 2 dams, bring cameras, and enjoy some time in the great outdoors on the first day of 2018! The Elephant Butte Dam hike starts at the overlook on State Road 51 & 177. It’s a 3/4 mile walk and includes a presentation on the history of Elephant Butte Dam. The Dirt Dam hike is a moderate level walk, departing from the Dirt Dam parking lot off of State Road 195. The Dirt Dam hike is about 3.6 miles. Park fees waived. Contact: Jeff Spencer, NM State Parks, 575-744-5923.

Tuesday, January 2 – repeats weekly through April

Mixed Level Community Yoga

9-10:30am, Grapes Gallery, 407 N. Main, Truth or Consequences

Mixed level traditional hatha yoga book-ended with a little meditation and breathing. $15 per class, $60 for 5 classes, $100 for 10 classes. Contact: Wendy Tremayne.

Thursday, January 4 – repeats weekly through June

Flow Yoga with Sonia

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

An empowering and mindful 90 minute yoga flow suitable for all levels of experience. Emphasis is on alignment, breath, and applying yoga to our lives off the mat. Sonia, a practitioner since 2003, will guide you through a class that designed to nurture, harmonize, and strengthen all parts of you. Cost: $10 per class. Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Yogasonia@outlook.com.

Thursday, January 4 – repeats weekly through January

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

Thursday, January 4 – 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 sidelins 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.

Thursday, January 4

Aimee Wilson and Luz Elena Mendoza

6pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Abiquiu-based Aimee Wilson and Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba, based in Portland, Or) form a mesmerizing acoustic duo. Come for a special night of female alt-country folk like you’ve never seen. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, January 5

Slow Motion Cowboys featuring DAMN Union

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

Slow Motion Cowboys is a great alt-country band with New Mexico roots. Most recently based in Oakland, CA, front man Pete Frauenfelder returns to New Mexico and teams up with the rest of the cowboys, which includes special guest DAMN Union, for this special Friday night show in T or C. Woohoo! Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, January 6 – repeats weekly

Tour Spaceport America

9am & 1pm, 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, January 6 – repeats monthly

Kids’ Yoga Journeys

10-11am, Studio de la Luz, 308 S. Pershing, Truth or Consequences

Kids age 5 to 10 will love this playful exploration of yoga that uses interactive stories and themes. They’ll reap all the awesome benefits of yoga: energy regulation; connection of body to mind; self-confidence and self-awareness — strength, coordination, balance and flexibility; focus, concentration, and relaxation — while opening doorways to their creativity and imagination, and having FUN! $5 per person. Repeats monthly. Contact: Contact: Sonia Dalessi, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, Yogasonia@outlook.com.

Saturday, January 6 – 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, January 6

Constance

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

Heck yes, people! It’s our gal Constance Zimmerman back at the Brewery singin’ her heart out. Come hear this incredible, Gospel-trained voice sing your country favorites old and new. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Sunday, January 7

Concert in Hillsboro: Acoustic Eidolon

7pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore Street, Hillsboro

Featuring Joe Scott on the double-necked “guitjo” and Hannah Alkire on cello, Acoustic Eidolon returns to Hillsboro to once again captivate local audiences with their unique instrumentation, their original blend of Celtic, folk, and world music, and their entertaining personalities and stories. They’ll play music from their latest CD, “A Tree Finds Its Voice”, inspired by Joe & Hannah’s custom-crafted instruments, a cello and a guitar, made from the same wood. “A Tree” takes listeners on a journey from the tree to the builders’ workshops, the creation of the instruments, and the music they’ve inspired. General admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and Sierra County Arts Council members. Refreshments and CDs will be available. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652, cat@blackrangelodge.com.

Monday, January 8 – repeats weekly through February 26

New Year’s Yoga Series

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

Commit to yoga — and save money — with an eight-week package. This series will progress all class members together at a relaxed pace, introducing and/or reviewing basic poses, developing a strong foundation in alignment, and promoting mindful awareness. Each student will receive individual attention. Class level: Suited to beginners and to experienced yoga students who have taken time off from yoga, been off-and-on in their practice, or want to study the basics in depth. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201, p-kearney@earthlink.net.

Friday, January 12

Carol Whitney

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

Carol’s bluesy country voice sings of good stories and hard lessons learned in life. Come grab a beer and vibe on her acoustic Southwest Texas tunes this Friday night. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, January 13 – repeats monthly

Second Saturday Art Hop

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

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

Saturday, January 13

DJ Duster

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

DJ Duster (aka Wendy Tremayne) spins sassy disco and groovy funk ’n soul early in the night, tech-house later in the night. This is a night not to be missed. As one DJ Duster fan put it, “the experience is mesmerizing and tribal, for anyone that loves group dancing.” This isn’t just a dance party, come see why. Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Friday, January 19

Reed Rische with Special Guest Chris

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

Singer/songwriter Reed Rische and special guest “Chris” create fresh energy on the brewery stage. Rische brings his signature mix of folk, rock, and alt-blues, Chris his soulful pop vocals and danceable guitar rhythms. Together they are a blend of rock, folk, soul, and blues, playing pop originals and some fun covers. Come out for a night of great live music in the middle of nowhere. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, January 20

SoulCollage® Workshop: Creative Collage and Journaling

10am-12pm, Grapes Gallery, 407 N. Main, Truth or Consequences

Explore your creative self, imagination, and inner wisdom while learning a fun process of creating collage cards using images and journaling personal reflections. Begin to create your own SoulCollage® deck or make more cards for your deck if you have done SoulCollage® before. During this workshop you will create one or more cards, access inner guidance through images and journaling, learn how to create cards at home and gain the ability to use this process for daily insight. $25 includes all supplies. For beginner to advanced artists. Contact: Vicki Evans, colorbox2@yahoo.com. Sponsored by Sierra Arts Council.

Saturday, January 20

The Cajon Brothers

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

No question about it — this rockin’ fun trio from Las Cruces will get you moving with their upbeat danceable jams, originals, and covers. This is feel-good groovy music at its best, folks. Come get on the dance floor! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Thursday, January 25

Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers

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

Don’t miss this three-piece country-Americana band. They’ll be travelling through T or C promoting their latest album release ‘I Want to Believe.’ Front man Nathan Kalish, based in Nashville, is a longtime storyteller, songwriter and lifelong traveler. He’ll make you laugh, cry, and get a lil’ rowdy, so come on down. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Saturday, January 27

Chocolate George

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

Longtime professional singer/songwriter Chocolate George plays guitar and harmonica. It’s Country-Blues meets funk and improvisation and always a whole lotta fun. George is known for bringing in local musicians the night of the show, so you are in for a truly unique night, whatever happens. Don’t miss Chocolate George’s debut performance in New Mexico! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.

Tuesday, January 30

Pine Hill Haints

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

The Pine Hill Haints will bring their Alabama Ghost Country to T or C before they head to Austin, TX on their southwest tour. This show features Serious Sam Barrett from Leeds, UK and consists of originals and covers in music genres considered to be “dead” in the modern world, like gospel, rockabilly, rock and roll, celtic music, and blues. Don’t miss this special show — where else will you see Alabama Ghost Country on a dark desert night?! Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, events@torc.beer.


Coming in February:

Yoga retreat in Truth or Consequences

February 1-5

Yoga & Meditation Vacation

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

Annual Gathering of Quilts - quilt show in Truth or Consequences NM

February 23-24

Annual Gathering of Quilts

9am-4pm, Ralph Edwards Civic Auditorium, 400 W. 4th, Truth or Consequences

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