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Friday and Saturday, February 21-22

Annual Gathering of Quilts

9am-4pm, Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth,

Hundreds of quilts, both new and old, and all hand-made, are on display in the Ralph Edwards Auditorium annually. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Anyone is welcome to bring a quilt for exhibit, from antique to newly-made. Donations welcome, raffles, vendors and more.

Contact: Connie Siffring, 575-894-2959, winterquilters@yahoo.com.

Saturday, February 22

Clean Up the Lake Day

9am-noon, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 101 Highway 195,

Hosted by Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, this 3-hour clean-up effort will prepare the park for spring visitors. Enter through the main gate and meet up at the end of Ridge Road. Trash bags and maps of the Park will be provided. Participants will receive bottled water and raffle tickets for prizes. Clean up will be by boat, truck and walking along the beach. Come help!

Contact: Friends of Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5923, .

Saturday, February 29

Recycling Committee Yard Sale

9am-1pm, Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Center, 601 Nadyne Court,

A yard sale and fundraiser for the Recycling Committee of The Bountiful Alliance. Donations will be gratefully accepted on Friday, February 28 from 9am to 3pm at the sale location. Stop at the scale house to be directed to the drop off location.

Contact: Suzanne Carlstedt, Recycling Committee of The Bountiful Alliance, tmyatorc@icloud.com.

Saturday, February 29

Fourth Annual Warm Your Heart with a Chili Dinner

5-7pm, Hillsboro Community Center, 316 Elenore,

Choose from six chilis plus tossed salad, corn bread, dessert and beverage for $10. Dinner will be followed by some old fashioned pickin’ and grinnin.’ The event is sponsored by Sierra County Animal Rescue and benefits Sierra County’s homeless pets and residents of the Truth or Consequences Animal Shelter. Take out is available.

Contact: Robbin Brodsky, Sierra County Animal Rescue Society, 575-740-4106, scars87942@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 4

Botany: Nature’s Supermarket

6pm, Richard Cooper Training Center, 101 Highway 195,

Lauren Tierney will identify the plants of the area, and discuss how they were used by Native Americans in the past and still are today. This event is part of Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Free Lecture Series.

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5421, .

Saturday, March 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, March 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 monthly gathering and enjoy a noncritical, appreciative atmosphere and read their poetry to the group. Coffee and pastries are available for purchase. Repeats approximately every 2nd Sunday (always on the Sunday after 2nd Saturday Art Hop).

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

Wednesday, March 18

Geology and Hot Springs: Rocks and Hot Water

6pm, Richard Cooper Training Center, 101 Highway 195,

Joshua Frankel tells of the geology of Sierra County and how it has affected and created hot springs that we all enjoy. This event is part of Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Free Lecture Series.

Contact: Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 575-744-5421, .

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29

Sierra County Rock & Gem Show

9am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun, Truth or Consequences Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street,

A two-day rock and gem show with free admission, sponsored by SCRAGS (Sierra County Rock and Gem Society). Come and see the amazing and varied rocks and minerals found in Sierra County New Mexico, the surrounding states, and old Mexico. The theme of the fair is Hydrothermal Minerals; the event will include discussions on topics such as “why hot springs exist,” free demos, door prizes and area rock hounding excursions. Vendors are welcome; call Trudie at 928-916-1299 or Al at 207-461-3449 if you’re interested, or contact the group via their Facebook page. Vendor set up for non-SCRAGS members is on Friday March 27 from noon to 5pm and from 7am-9pm on Saturday. The show is open to the public on Saturday from 9am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm.

Contact: Trudie, SCRAGS, 928-916-1299, . more info

Tuesday, March 31

Starstruck: The Beatles

6-8:30pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing, 410 N. Broadway,

Starstruck, an event that originated on New York City’s Lower East Side in the late ‘90s, is being re-created at T or C Brewing Co. as a live music event featuring a new cover theme every month. The second Starstruck theme is The Beatles. Musicians are invited to grab other players and perform up to two Beatles covers. Players can perform in multiple configurations, but each configuration is limited to two covers. Sign up to play by emailing wendy@gaiatreehouse.com. A back line will be provided. Rehearsal space is available two doors down from the Brewery, at STEAMPunks Creative Center. The event is designed to put new players together with seasoned musicians, mingling bands, and allowing newer musicians to learn from more experienced players. It’s also super fun!

Contact: Wendy, wendy@gaiatreehouse.com.

Weekly Events

Mondays

Yoga Stretch with Melissa

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

Start the day out right with this half-hour morning stretch class. It’s yoga-informed and designed to build and maintain flexibility, tone, and balance. No experience required. $5. Repeats Mondays and Wednesdays.

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

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

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.

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

Wednesdays

Yoga Stretch with Melissa

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

Start the day out right with this half-hour morning stretch class. It’s yoga-informed and designed to build and maintain flexibility, tone, and balance. $5 Mondays and Wednesdays. No experience required.

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

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

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

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

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, .

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