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Sierra County Events — December 2017

Friday, December 1

Jen Exten at T or C Brewing

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

Talented local Jen Exten returns to the Brewery stage. Warm up with a brew and enjoy Jen’s bluesy sound and folk rockin’ rhythms. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, December 2

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: Sonia, YogaSonia Journeys, 760-574-8644, yogasonia@outlook.com.

Saturday, December 2

Hillsboro’s Christmas in the Foothills

10am-4pm, Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro

Each year Christmas in the Foothills offers an array of vendors selling specialty arts and hand-crafted gifts; door prizes; the raffle of a 2017 Christmas in the Foothills framed / signed poster; and the $49.99 Art Sale, which began many years ago as a way for Hillsboro’s artists, authors, and craftspeople to give back to the community. Each item entered in the show is sold to the winning ticket holder for $49.99, and all items are guaranteed to be worth more than that—often many times more! Posters and holiday cards will be available for sale, with proceeds helping nonprofit organizations that serve Hillsboro and the surrounding areas. In addition to events at the Community Center, Hillsboro’s Main Street merchants will welcome holiday visitors. Hillsboro is located on Highway 152 approximately 17 miles west of I-25 at exit 63. From Silver City take Highway 152 east 57 miles to Hillsboro. Contact: Melody Sears, 575-895-5457, melody21@windstream.net.

Saturday & Sunday, December 2-3 and December 9-10

Monticello Store

10am-4pm, 2 weekends only, up the hill from Monticello Plaza

Shop in historic Monticello for unique holiday gifts and decorations, all locally-made. Hundreds of items, many organic, will be available, as well as lunch and hot or cold beverages. Cash and personal check only please. More info is on Facebook. Contact: Jane Darland, 575-743-0200, janedarland@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 2 through Sunday, December 10

12th Annual Yuletide in Chloride

10am-4pm, Wall Street, Chloride

Visit the historic ghost town of Chloride for a look back to a simpler time and a slower-paced holiday season. Many of the original buildings from the 1800s will be decorated with a nod to an old fashion Christmas. The Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery will have items on sale at great prices, and a $25 purchase will get you a free gift. While in town check out the Pioneer Store Museum or take a walking tour of Chloride. If you would like to spend more than just the day, make reservations for the Apache Kid RV Park or one of the restored 1800s cabins. Contacts: Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, 575-743-0493, montecristogallery@windstream.net; Pioneer Store Museum & Apache Kid reservations: 575-743-2736, dedmund@windstream.net. The Gift Shop & Gallery and the Museum are open daily from 10am to 4pm. Chloride is a point of interest along the Geronimo Trail National Scenic Byway. It is located just 35 miles west of Truth or Consequences via Highway 52.

Saturday, December 2

The Little Dows and Milo Matthews at T or C Brewing

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

The Little Dows kickoff the Brewery’s December celebrations with holiday music, followed by the festive funk flavor of Milo Matthews and his bass guitar. Come ready to sing along, dance, and make merry! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Tuesday, December 5

Quinn Deveaux at T or C Brewing

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

Soul music on a dark desert night. Sounds sexy, right? Quinn will bring “the smoothest yet dirty spank you voice anyone’s heard in decades” to the Brewery along with a trio known for their fresh, modern soul with deep roots. You don’t want to miss it! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Friday, December 8

Old-Fashioned Christmas

6-9pm, downtown Truth or Consequences

The evening begins with the annual Christmas Tree lighting in Evelyn Renfro park, after which all can enjoy festivities at the Lee Belle Johnson / Visitor Center, a light parade on Main & Broadway, plus carolers, holiday refreshments, and plenty of good cheer on the streets and in the businesses of downtown T or C. Sponsored by MainStreet Truth or Consequences. Contact: director@torcmainstreet.org.

Friday, December 8

XKE Surf & Rock Band at T or C Brewing

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

While you are out on the town for Old Fashioned Christmas, come enjoy a beverage and listen to the Las Cruces premier surf band XKE cover classic tunes by the Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray, and Dick Dale, as well as some awesome classic rock and holiday tunes! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, December 9

Elephant Butte’s Luminaria Beachwalk

Starts at dusk, enter through the main gate at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

The Luminaria Walk, sponsored by Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, features thousands of luminarias lining paths on the beach leading to 25 community-sponsored campsites with posole, chile, cocoa, cookies, s’mores, and more! Hop on a hayride, join the carolers, visit Santa or stop by the The Steel Soldiers’ campsite to make a donation to Make-A-Wish. A Christmas party follows at the Elephant Butte Inn. Cost: State Park pass or day use fees ($5 per car). Contact: Kim Skinner, 575-740-1777.

Saturday, December 9

22nd Floating Lights Parade

6:30pm, embarking from Marina del Sur at Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Boats and captains are needed for the 22nd Floating Lights Parade, a festive display on the waters of Elephant Butte Lake, adjacent to the Luminara Beachwalk. Register online to participate, stop by any of the marinas, or call 575-744-5567 for more info. Volunteers are also needed on December 2 and 9 to help decorate. State Park pass or day use fees ($5 per car) are required to enter the park. Contact: Will Dooley, 575-740-1777.

Saturday, December 9

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, December 9

DJ Duster at T or C Brewing

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

A Disco Dance Party with DJ Duster and her Van Gogh-Go dancers. Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Friday, December 15

Benny Bassett at T or C Brewing

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

Come listen to kickin’ originals and great rock covers by fun-loving acoustic rock guitarist Benny Bassett. Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, December 16

Double Clutchers at T or C Brewing

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

Double Clutchers, the hard-working highly talented rockabilly group from Las Cruces, returns to the Brewery stage! Come dance and shake until you sweat, we love these guys! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Friday, December 22

DJ HotWheels at T or C Brewing

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

DJ HotWheels spins danceable favorites and holiday mixes. Let’s get swingin’! Free. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, December 23

CW Ayon’s Hill Country Blues at T or C Brewing

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

CW Ayon returns with Hill Country Blues. This music will lift you up and get your body moving. Happy Holidays T or C! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Friday, December 30

DJ Jah Karma at T or C Brewing

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

DJ Jah Karma will make the dance floor quake this holiday season! A member of Boom Sumting! Sound System in Austin TX, DJ Jah Karma brings the funky global beats wherever he goes. He held a weekly residency at Vivo Cocina on the East side for nine years, is a member of the Lava Lounge DJ collective from Flipside, and so much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to see a world-class DJ in Truth or Consequences — Happy Holidays y’all! Free show. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer.

Saturday, December 31

Joyfest 2018 — NYE Party at T or C Brewing

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

What are your New Years Eve plans? Come to “Joyfest 2018” and ring in the New Year with music by Milo Matthews, a champagne toast, snacks, and a silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for MainStreet Truth or Consequences; tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A barbecue dinner will be available before the party at the (new!) Old Brick Cafe, 303 Jones, downtown T or C, for $17.99 per person. Get tickets at T or C Brewing Co. or on the MainStreet website. Contact: Marianne Blaue, 575-297-0289, marianne@torc.beer. For more info on Joyfest, call 575-740-6180.


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