El Paso ScenePage 3May2012
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ —
The 16th annual children’s day/book day 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
, at Washington Park, next to the El Paso Zoo. A free new book will be provided to each child who attends the event, along with other free goodies. Special guest this year is Spider-Man, who will make ten-minute appearances at10:50 a.m., 12:20, 2 and 2:50 p.m. Admission isfree. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.Entertainment includes the Little Darlings, Valle Del Sol, Bassett Dance Crew, Just for Kicks, Kristen Moreno Ballet FolkloricoTonatiuh, Jacqueline Mata, NewGeneration/Golden Generation, Bowie DanceEnsemble, OMC Productions, El Paso Pride andKids-N-Co.The idea for “Dia de los Niños, Dia de losLibros” comes from Latin America whereChildren’s Day honors young people in thesame way in which Mother’s Day and Father’sDay are celebrated. Mora started America’scelebration of Children’s Day in 1996 to cele-brate children and promote literacy.
El Chamizal Festival
— Los Paisanos delChamizal will host a celebration of the people,stories and community of the Chamizal 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
, at ChamizalNational Memorial Amphitheatre, 800 S. SanMarcial, with live music, food, family activities,demonstrations and ranger talks. Admission isfree. Information: 532-7273, ext. 129 or nps.gov/cham.
‘First Thanksgiving’ —
The annual reen-actment is 5 p.m. Saturday,
, in the SanElizario Plaza, presenting the arrival of the firstSpanish settlers in this area in April 1598.Directed by Maria Del Pilar Munoz, the histori-cal reenactment of the arrival of the firstSpanish settlers in the area in April 1598.Costumed actors and dancers portray theNative Americans and Spaniards, who give thanks and celebrate after the perilous crossingof the Chihuahuan Desert and the arrival at thebanks of the Rio Grande. Admission is free.Information: Los Portales Museum, 851-1682.The event is offered in conjunction with theSan Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society Conference. See “History Lessons” for details.
La Viña Spring Wine Festival
— Theannual spring celebration of music, arts andcrafts, food and award-winning New Mexico wines is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NMHighway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile northof Vinton Road on Highway 28. This year’sposter artist is Maria Cristina of Las Cruces.Tents, tables and chairs are provided. No picnicbaskets, pets or outside beverages allowed. Admission: $15 for adults, includes compli-mentary glass and choice of nine tastes of more than 20 wines (or a glass of wine of one’schoice); $5 ages 12-20; free for ages 12 and younger. Be prepared to show ID. Information:(575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.Saturday’s music:• Noon — Dusty Low• 2:15 p.m. — Radio La Chusma• 4:30 p.m. — Frank Zona & Urban EdgeSunday’s music:• Noon — Muddy Hands Blues Band• 2:15 p.m. — Guitar Slim• 4:30 p.m. – Kat Crosby.
K-9 Classic —
The Humane Society of ElPaso’s 23rd annual one-mile pet walk “Walk for Animals” is 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,
,at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood.Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Pet walk begins at 10 a.m. with pet fashion show andcompetitions, grand prize giveaway and other prize drawings at 11 a.m. Lunch available for purchase. All well-behaved leashed pets wel-come; clean up bags provided Entry fee is $25for first pet ($30 day of event), $5 for eachadditional pet; includes t-shirts for owner and goodie bag. Walkers raising pledges of $60 or more eligible to win special gift packs.Information: 532-6971, Ext. 12 or humanesoci-etyelpaso.org.Several pet-related vendors will be on hand,as well as animal rescue groups and a pet adop- tion area. Microchipping offered for $20 (cashonly).
Mother’s Day at 150 Sunset
— Theevent center/nursery at 150 Sunset (former Nash Nursery location), hosts a Mother’s Day event 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,