January 2019 Events

Monday, December 31

Free Rides!

8pm-1am in T or C, Elephant Butte & Williamsburg

Don’t party and drive — hitch a ride! The Sierra County Shuttle will be available on New Year’s to transport you anywhere in the tri-city area. Call 575-894-6215 to arrange your ride.

Tuesday, January 1

First Day Hike Over Elephant ButteDam

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

Start the year with a walk in the sunshine! State Park’s First Day Hike over Elephant Butte Dam is a great way to get some fresh air. Walk from the Dam overlook or from the Dirt Dam. Free. Contact: NM State Parks, 575-744-5923.

Tuesday, January 1

New Year’s Day Yoga

4-5:15pm, Mothership Yoga Lounge, 500 Austin, Truth or Consequences

Join Shayna for this annual tradition of starting off the new year with clear intentions, spaciousness and ease. Chant, stretch, breathe deeply, and connect at a poignant moment in time. No yoga experience is necessary. Arrive a few minutes early, enter through the double yellow doors on Daniels Street, and bring a mat if you have one (a limited number of mats are available to borrow.) No charge but donations are welcome. Contact: Mothership Yoga Lounge,

Wednesday, January 2 – repeats weekly

Restorative Yoga

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

A very gentle yoga class designed to relax and restore.  All levels, no experience necessary. $10 per class, $45 for 5 classes. Contact: Melissa McKinstry, 616-283-1654,

Wednesday, January 2 – 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, January 3

Vocal Transformation Workshop with Katie Wise

1-3pm, Mothership Yoga Lounge, 500 Austin, Truth or Consequences

Katie Wise, vocal coach and international Kirtan artist, will help you explore fun and practical ways to unleash song. The experiential workshop uses embodied practices like vocal toning, chanting, breath and energy work. No experience is necessary. The workshop will help to open blockage in the throat chakra; release old ‘stories’ you’ve been carrying about your voice; and come home to the simple joy of singing. Save money by purchasing tickets in advance! Cost is $25 pre-sale or $35 at the door for the workshop, or purchase tickets for the workshop plus the 7pm Kirtan. – buy tickets online. Contact: Mothership Yoga Lounge,

Thursday, January 3 – 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,

Thursday, January 3

Kirtan with Katie Wise and Bhakti Explosion

4-5:15pm, Mothership Yoga Lounge, 500 Austin, Truth or Consequences

Join this fabulous Boulder-based mantra-rock group for a sacred and soulful kirtan. The evening of call and response devotional singing will get your body moving and your spirits soaring. No experience is necessary. Katie makes Kirtan accessible and fun, even for those brand new to the practice. Heart-centered yogis and fans of alt rock icons like Sheryl Crow and the Cowboy Junkies have been flocking to Bhakti Explosion kirtans at the biggest sacred music festivals in the US and internationally. David Newman calls classically-trained pianist, lead singer and yoga teacher Katie Wise “a fresh and exciting new voice in the mantra music genre…a solid force and presence for those who look to their music for peace, heart, groove, and spiritual inspiration.” More info is on Facebook and tickets are available ($10 in advance or $12 pre-sale) online. Contact: Mothership Yoga Lounge,

Friday, January 4 – 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, January 5 – repeats weekly

Tour Spaceport America

9am, 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 5 – 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.

Sunday, January 6 – 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,

Sunday, January 6

Jeff Scroggins Bluegrass Banjo Concert

4-6pm, Hillsboro Community Center, Hillsboro

Banjo virtuoso Jeff Scroggins returns to Hillsboro for an afternoon of high-energy, masterful bluegrass entertainment. Jeff has won the prestigious National Bluegrass Banjo Championship and dozens of state, regional and local banjo contests. On tour, Jeff has traveled from Berlin to Borneo performing and teaching, and is renowned for his lightning-fast licks, and original “traditional” bluegrass compositions. Joining Jeff are his close friends from Kingston, Mark and Ruth Bennett plus Las Cruces legend Steve Smith on mandolin, Kathy Reed on bass, and singer-songwriter Mackie Redd. The Bennetts perform and harmonize on a wide range of classic country, folk and upbeat original songs. Concerts at the HCC are supported by the community, and sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council. Tickets are $10 or $5 for seniors, children and Arts Council Members. Contact: Catherine Wanek, 575-895-5652,

Monday, January 7 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

3-6pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are invited to drop in for art making and playtime. Free. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787,

Monday, January 7 – 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. $10 for drop ins or buy five classes for $45. Contact: Patty Kearney, 207-779-6201,

Tuesday, January 8 – repeats weekly

Walk-in Wellness Clinic

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,

Saturday, January 12 – repeats weekly

Open Art Studio

11am-2pm, Wildflowers, 400 N. Broadway, Truth or Consequences

Kids of any age and their guardians are welcome to come, play, make art. Free. Contact: Wildflowers, 575-323-1787,

Saturday, January 12 – 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:

Sunday, January 13 – repeats monthly

Poetry Reading

1-2:15pm, Geronimo Springs Museum, 211 Main Street, Truth or Consequences

The Black Cat Sunday Poets meet every second Sunday of the month at the museum. Come and read up to three of your original poems in a friendly, non-judgmental gathering. There is no admission or entry fee, but any small donation to help with room rental is appreciated. Snacks are available, too. Hope to see you there! Contact: Carol Borsello, 575-202-8642,

Thursday, January 31

The Booze Bombs Return to T or C Brewing

8-11pm, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., 410 N. Broadway, T or C

Come to T or C for the weekend — soak, eat, drink craft beer and see an epic German rockabilly band in a dusty desert hot springs town! Free show. Food truck fare is available starting at 5pm. Contact the Brewery for deals on hotels: 575-297-0289,
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