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Seniors and Driving: How to
Steer Through a Difficult Turn
Whether we are going to the grocery store, the
doctor’s office, the golf course or to visit a friend,
the ability to drive provides us a sense of inde-
pendence.
But as we age, we lose (some of us more gradu-
ally than others) physical and mental capabilities
essential to safe driving, such as vision, hearing,
mental acuity, muscle strength and dexterity.
There likely will come a time when, for safety’s
sake, we have to give up driving. Until then there
are ways to compensate for some of the changes
that come with aging and to continue to drive
safely. These include refresher driving courses for
seniors, provided by driving schools, through sen-
ior citizen centers and healthcare providers. One
example is DriveOn (www.driveonrocs.org), a
program of the Rochester (NY) Rehabilitation
Center that combines driving skills evaluation
with training.
A Car That Fits Driving a car with senior-friendly
features can make a big difference. The American
Automobile Association (AAA) and the National
Older Driver Research and Training Center at the
University of Florida in Gainesville recommend
cars that have such features as adjustable pedals,
power-operated seats, a tilt and telescoping steer-
ing wheel, four doors and an accommodating
entry height, large or wide-angle mirrors, brake
assist, lumbar support, adjustable seatbelts, key-
less entry and start, and stability control. A pro-
gram called CarFit® (www.car-fit.org) provides
seniors free 15-minute car “fittings” to determine
whether they can be comfortably and safely
seated in their car in relation to mirrors, the steer-
ing wheel, headrest, pedals and controls. The pro-
gram was developed by the American Society on
Aging in collaboration with AAA, AARP and the
American Occupational Therapy Association. A
trial of the program found that 37 percent of par-
ticipating seniors had at least one critical safety
issue. Ten percent did not have proper spacing be-
tween the steering wheel and their chest. About 20
percent did not have adequate line of sight over
the steering wheel.
Retiring from Driving Just as we make plans to
retire from work—possibly transitioning from
full-time to part-time employment before full re-
tirement—it is important to look ahead to retiring
from driving. In fact, many seniors choose to limit
their driving as they encounter physical and cog-
nitive changes. For instance, they may decide to
drive only in daylight when vision impairment
makes night-time driving difficult. Or they may
decide to drive only in town when high-traffic sit-
uations become stressful. The Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported in a recent
study that more seniors are self-limiting their
driving and surmises that this could account in
part for another finding: Fewer drivers 70 and
older died in crashes and fewer were involved in
fatal collisions from 1997 through 2006 than in
years past, even though this segment of the popu-
lation grew 10 percent. It is essential that family
and friends of a senior approach with compassion
a discussion about driving —being sensitive to the
senior’s need to maintain independence. Also ap-
proach the subject from a concern for the senior’s
and others’ safety.
Easing the Transition Seniors often fear that when
they give up the keys they give up their lifestyle,
being able to see friends, go shopping and take
part in other activities they enjoy. Family and pro-
fessional caregivers can help make the transition
from driving seem less threatening to independ-
ence by offering workable options. This could be
as simple as taking a parent on a once-a-week out-
ing for recreation and errands, coordinating other
transportation or arranging for delivery of gro-
ceries and other needed goods. In-home care
providers like Comfort Keepers® also provide
seniors transportation to activities, doctor’s ap-
pointments and shopping, as part of their in-home
services. When it comes to a senior who is reluc-
tant to limit or stop driving, despite obvious dan-
ger signs, a second opinion from an authority or
the counsel of a respected friend, such as a pastor,
may be helpful. A friend who has already given up
driving can offer the reassuring voice of experi-
ence. Many motor vehicle bureaus offer assess-
ment services for elderly drivers. The senior’s
physician may also provide an evaluation and a
prescription to cease driving due to safety con-
cerns. As a last resort—particularly for those who
cannot remember that they are not supposed to
drive—taking away the keys and removing the car
or disabling it may be the only solution.
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SOCIAL SECuRITY COLuMn
By Ray Vigil Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in El Paso, Texas
MOTHERS EVERYWHERE APPRECIATE EXTRA HELP
Think of all the times and ways that
Mom has helped you over the years
— when you were a child, and after
you became an adult. With Mother’s
Day upon us, now is a good time to
pay Mom back with a little Extra
Help — with her Medicare prescrip-
tion drug costs.
If your mother is covered by
Medicare and has limited income
and resources, she may be eligible
for Extra Help — available through
Social Security — to pay part of her
monthly premiums, annual de-
ductibles, and prescription co-pay-
ments. The Extra Help is estimated
to be worth about $4,000 per year.
That means putting $4,000 in Mom’s
pocket without having to spend a
dime!
To figure out whether your mother
is eligible, Social Security needs to
know her income and the value of
her savings, investments and real es-
tate (other than the home she lives
in). To qualify for the Extra Help,
she must be receiving Medicare and
have:
• Income limited to $17,235 for an
individual or $23,265 for a married
couple living together. Even if her
annual income is higher, she still
may be able to get some help with
monthly premiums, annual de-
ductibles, and prescription co-pay-
ments. Some examples where
income may be higher include if she
and, if married, her spouse:
—Support other family members
who live with them;
—Have earnings from work; or
—Live in Alaska or Hawaii.
•Resources limited to $13,300 for an
individual or $26,580 for a married
couple living together. Resources in-
clude such things as bank accounts,
stocks, and bonds. We do not count
her house or car as a resource.
Social Security has an easy-to-use
online application that you can help
complete for your mom. You can
find it at
www.socialsecurity.gov/prescrip-
tionhelp. To apply by phone or have
an application mailed to you, call
Social Security at 1-800-772-1213
(TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for
the Application for Help with
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the
nearest Social Security office. Find
the Social Security office nearest
you by using our online office loca-
tor. You’ll find it at the bottom of the
“Popular Services” section at
www.socialsecurity.gov.
To learn more about the Medicare
prescription drug plans and special
enrollment periods, visit
www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-
MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY
1-877-486-2048).
Mom has always been there to help
you. She’s sure to appreciate a little
Extra Help this Mother’s Day — es-
pecially if you can show her how to
put $4,000 in her pocket without
spending a dime! Keep in mind as
Father’s Day approaches, you can
get the same “free gift” of Extra
Help for Dad! Learn more by visit-
ing www.socialsecurity.gov/pre-
scriptionhelp.
Hilos de Plata Senior Center
Mother’s Day Dance
Information – (915) 533-3207
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department
will host a Mother’s Day Dance from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on
Friday, May 10, 2013 at Hilos de Plata Senior Center, 4451 Delta Dr.
There will be free music provided from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a
paid dance with musical group Legacy will occur
from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission to the paid dance is $5 per person.
MYMATURETIMES.COM MAY 2013 PAGE 5
Tips For Healthy Senior Summer Travel
Taking simple steps can help
make trips safe and healthy for sen-
iors. Along with contacting a travel
agent, seniors should consult their
physician before taking a summer
trip, recommends the American
Geriatrics Society’s Foundation for
Health in Aging.
Let your doctor know your travel
plans and find out if he or she rec-
ommends that you take any special
precautions while away. Your doctor
may want you to come in for a
checkup. If you will be crossing time
zones in your travels, ask your doc-
tor whether you should take your
medications on your regular home
time-zone schedule or whether you
should adjust to your vacation time-
zone, and if so, how. And if you
think you will be trying new foods
on vacation, ask your doctor if they
might interact with your medica-
tions.
No one wants to think about having
medical problems during a vacation,
but if you were to become ill while
away you will have an easier time
getting the medical care you need if
you plan ahead. This planning in-
cludes asking your doctor to provide
you in writing the following infor-
mation about your medical care:
•Medical problems you have and
how they are being treated
•The drugs you are taking, the
doses, and when and how you
take them
•The amount of each drug you
need to take with you on your trip
•The names and contact informa-
tion for all of your physicians.
The medication information will
make it easier for you to get through
customs and easier to get replace-
ment drugs if you lose any while va-
cationing. Make a copy of the
information so you can carry one
with you and keep the other in a
suitcase. So you aren’t separated
from them, keep all of your medica-
tions in a carry-on bag. Keep all of
your pills in their original contain-
ers. This practice also will help you
get through customs and help you
get refills should your stay be unex-
pectedly extended.
To help make your travels as relax-
ing, unrushed and problem-free as
possible call your travel agent or
transportation provider to reserve
special services to shuttle you com-
fortably and safely to and from your
plane, train or cruise ship. Many car-
riers allow seniors and families with
children to board first, giving them
ample time to settle in before other
travelers. When these services are
available, take advantage of them to
make your vacation as enjoyable as
possible.
Following is additional advice
to help you enjoy a healthful
vacation:
•If you are going to be seated for
long periods of time on an airplane
or train, wear special compression
stockings. Research shows that these
stockings can help prevent deep-vein
thrombosis (DVT), a dangerous con-
dition for which older adults are at
higher-than-average risk. In cases of
DVT, blood clots form in the veins,
usually in legs, and block blood
flow. Check with your doctor if
compression stockings are recom-
mended for you.
•To protect against infection wash
your hands or use an alcohol-based
hand sanitizer, especially after
spending time on a crowded plane,
train, or bus, and before eating
• Particularly when traveling abroad,
be careful what you eat and drink.
The Centers for Disease Control’s
travel website, features country-by-
country information on food- and
water-borne illnesses and how to
avoid them.
• Dehydration is a risk on airplanes,
where the inside air is dry. Purchase
a large bottle of water in the termi-
nal before boarding your plane and
drink as you become thirsty, or ask
for water when the flight attendant
offers a drink.
• If you will be traveling overseas,
you may need to get vaccinations
before departing, in some cases up to
six weeks in advance. Visit the CDC
website, and click on your destina-
tions for required and recommended
vaccines.
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By Sandi Smith, CSA
President Comfort Keepers Franchises El Paso & Las Cruces
Exercises to Keep Seniors Fit
You’re never too
old to exercise! It’s a neces-
sary part of maintaining good health
at any age. And while the natural
process of growing older can bring a
decrease in energy and strength as
well as a host of conditions and dis-
eases that can make exercising more
difficult, there are many ways that
caregivers can help seniors of every
age keep fit.
Physiologically, as we age we gener-
ally experience changes in our over-
all fitness level. Some of the changes
are inevitable while others are pre-
ventable. Exercise minimizes age-re-
lated losses in bone density and
muscle mass while it helps to keep
the heart and lungs strong. It can
also help to improve balance and
prevent falls, boost immunity, help
promote better sleep, fight depres-
sion, decrease stress,
and increase self-es-
teem. Clearly, the
benefits of regular
exercise for seniors
are multifold.
One of the healthiest
decisions you can
help your senior
make is committing
to a routine of regu-
lar physical activity. But as always,
before you get him or her moving,
here are some safety considerations
for you as a caregiver to keep in
mind. First, get medical clearance
from the doctor of your senior loved
one, especially if he or she is dealing
with any pre-existing conditions.
Don’t forget to ask if there are par-
ticular activities to avoid. Also con-
sider how ongoing health problems
your senior has may affect workouts.
Adjusting the timing of
medication and meal plans
with an exercise schedule
for a senior with diabetes is
one example. Start slowly if
he or she has not been active
in a while and build up to a
more robust exercise pro-
gram little-by-little. Try
spacing workouts in ten-
minute increments twice a
day. Above all, if something
feels wrong, hurts or makes your
senior feel lousy, stop. And if your
loved one feels dizzy, becomes short
of breath, develops chest pain,
breaks out in a cold sweat, or experi-
ences pain, call the doctor or 911 if
symptoms appear to warrant it. You
should also stop him or her if a joint
is red, swollen, or tender to the
touch.
While any kind of exercise offers
tremendous benefits, different types
of exercise focus on certain aspects
of your senior’s health. Here’s an
overview of the four building blocks
of senior fitness and how they help
to keep aging bodies healthy.
• Cardio-endurance
exercise. Activities like walk-
ing, stair climbing, swimming, hik-
ing, cycling, rowing, tennis and
dancing increase the body’s ability to
deliver oxygen and nutrients to tis-
sues and remove waste over a sus-
tained period of time.
These exercises use large muscle
groups and also get the heart pump-
ing, help lessen fatigue and shortness
of breath, and promote independence
by improving endurance for daily ac-
tivities like walking, housecleaning,
and running errands.
Continues on page 9
Sandi Smith
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“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can
watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like
Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at
Dopplerdave@kvia.com.
Weather Trivia
How did Elephant Butte lake get its name?
The drought is not only hav-
ing an impact on farmers
across the region that rely on
Elephant Butte lake for irri-
gated water but also for
those who enjoy the water
for boating, recreation and
fishing.
Elephant Butte is known as
the “Diamond in the Desert.”
It’s the largest body of water
in New Mexico that offers a
beautiful desert atmosphere.
The lake runs about 12 miles
long from the dam to the
black bluffs area.
Elephant Butte has been in
a severe drought for about
12 years now. According to
Frank Vilorio, owner of
Land of Enchantment Fish-
ing Adventures, the lake
level is only at 10 to 15 per-
cent of capacity. “This is not
the lowest I’ve seen the lake,
the lowest I’ve seen this
body of water was in 2004
when it dropped to four per-
cent of capacity.” Vilorio
says the lake has never dried
up completely since they
completed the dam in 1916
but water levels are a con-
cern for boaters who
are not very familiar
with the lake. “There
are main channel
marker buoys placed
out on the lake (red and
green). If you are between
them you are in the main
body of water and safe to
navigate up and down the
lake.”
The long range forecast
does not look good at all for
southern New Mexico and
far west Texas. The Climate
Prediction Center shows that
for the next several months
(at least through July) we
will experience above nor-
mal temperatures and below
normal precipitation. In fact,
the rest of the year (includ-
ing our upcoming Monsoon
season) is likely to be a dud
for gaining much precipita-
tion.
A n s w e r : C
A. The lake is shaped like an elephant
B. The lake sits on an ancient elephant habitat area
C. An ancient volcanic island that resembles the shape
of an elephant
D. “Elephant” was the family name of the land owner that
donated the real estate along the Butte.
By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
How’s Elephant Butte Looking?
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Out & About
Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern
New Mexico are from April 26th - May 25th 2013
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•Strength training. Exer-
cises that involve using weights or
other external resistance such as
body weight, machine or elastic
bands. These exercises help elderly
people prevent loss of bone mass,
build muscle and improve balance –
important in preventing falls and
staying active and independent.
They help make it easier for seniors
to do simple day-to-day activities
like opening a jar, getting in and out
of a car, and lifting objects.
•Flexibility. Stationary
stretches, ballistic or moving and
bouncing stretches challenge the
ability of joints to move freely
through a full range of motion and
keep muscles and joints supple so
that they are less prone to injury.
Staying limber helps with ordinary
activities like looking behind while
driving, tying shoes, shampooing
hair, and playing with the grandchil-
dren.
•Balance. Exercises like yoga,
Tai Chi and simple posture stances
help seniors to increase and main-
tain the ability to keep solid footing
and stability while standing station-
ary or moving. Improved balance
helps with the quality of walking
and also reduces the risk of falling
and fear of falls.
But what if your senior is wheel-
chair-bound, uses a walker or for
some other reason is not fully mo-
bile? For seniors with injuries or
disabilities it’s even more important
to experience the mood-boosting ef-
fects of exercise to release the en-
dorphins that energize mood, relieve
stress, boost self-esteem, and give
an overall sense of well-being. Sen-
iors with a disability, severe weight
problem, chronic breathing condi-
tion, diabetes, arthritis or other on-
going illness may think it
impossible to exercise effectively.
However, while mobility issues in-
troduce another level of challenges
to senior fitness, the truth is, by
adopting a creative approach there
are ways to overcome physical limi-
tations and find enjoyable ways to
exercise. Talk to your senior’s doc-
tor, physical therapist, or other
health care provider about activities
suitable for the medical condition or
mobility issue he or she has. Per-
haps the doctor can even recom-
mend services designed to aid
people with limited mobility be-
come more active.
No matter what your senior’s age or
physical condition it’s clear that fit-
ness is essential to wellness and will
help him or her enjoy the quality of
life we all want to have.
References
‘Should your fitness regimen change as you get
older?’ by Shanna Freeman, DiscoveryHealth,
http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/aging/se-
nior-health-lifestyle.
‘The Real Fountain of Youth: Exercise. Getting physi-
cal results in a longer, healthier life’, by Katherine
Greider, AARP Bulletin, January, 1, 2011,
http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-01-2011
‘Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips. How to Gain En-
ergy and Feel Stronger.’, HELPGUIDE.org,
http://www.helpguide.org/life/senior_fitness_sports.
‘Chair Exercises & Limited Mobility Fitness. Tips for
People with Injuries and Disabilities.’,
HELPGUIDE.org,
http://www.helpguide.org/life/workouts_exercise_over
weight_disabled.
Exercises...
NORThEAST/CENTRAl
El Paso Boxing/Martial Arts Hall
of Fame Banquet — The 20th an-
niversary awards banquet and induc-
tion ceremony 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
April 27, at Education Service Cen-
ter Region XIX, 6611 Boeing. Mas-
ter of Ceremonies is Burnette
Johnson. Proceeds benefit Candle-
lighters. Hall of Fame book will be
available at the even for $12. Admis-
sion: $20. Information: 591-6989 or
convictedartist.com.
‘The Temperamentals’ — El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents
John Marans’s play about the found-
ing of the Mattachine Society April
19-May 11. Directed by Ivan San-
dlin. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 mili-
tary/students with ID; $5 students
under 18). Information: 532-1317,
elpasoplayhouse.com.
“Temperamentals” was a 1950s
code word for homosexuals. This is
the story of two gay lovers who
founded the first gay support group
in the pre-Stonewall era. Based on
true events. For mature audiences
(not suitable for under age 18).
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Li-
bros’ — The 17th annual children’s
day/book day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, at Cleveland
Square Park, adjacent to the Main
Library and El Paso Museum of His-
tory, corner of Franklin and Santa
Fe, with free activities, food booths,
free books, crafts and more. Admis-
sion is free. Information: 543-5480
or elpasolibrary.org.
TEAMS Car Show – Western Tech
TEAMS hosts a benefit family car
show 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
April 27, at Western Technical Col-
lege, Branch Campus, 9451 Diana.
Drawings will be held throughout
the day, with live music and a DJ,
food booths, and a kids’ a jumping
balloon. Proceeds benefit American
Cancer Society. Admission: $1. In-
formation: Miriam Fonseca 231-
4919 or 875-7120, or
westerntech.edu.
MISSION VAllEY
Run/Walk for Autism — Southwest
Chapter of the Autism Society of
America will host its 5th annual
awareness and fundraising 5K run
and one-mile family fun walk at 8
a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Ascarate
Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20
($15 military/students; $10 child
with autism) by April 20; $25 all
races after April 20; $1 parking fee
for all vehicles entering park. Infor-
mation: 772-9100 or swasa@sbc-
global.net. Online registration at
raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Pre-race packet pick-up and regis-
tration is noon to 6 p.m. Friday,
April 26, at Up and Running, 3233
N. Mesa #205 (t-shirts for those pre-
registered by April 20). Race day
registration packet pick up
‘Night at the Wax Museum’ —
Community of Faith Christian
School presents the comedy at 7
p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday,
April 26-27, at Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcia. Ad-
mission: $5. CONT/PAGE 11
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1 Desire
5 Trick
9 Wild sheep of Asia
14 Reverberate
15 Author Bagnold
16 City on the Aare
17 Well-behaved
miss?
19 Dramatist Clifford
20 A Chorus Line
song
21 Choir voice
22 "Use it or ___":
Ford maxim
23 Passionate
25 What a SASE is
26 Postprandial quaff
29 Jot
31 A Dog of Flanders
author
32 Passion
34 Cry of discovery
37 Shy miss?
40 Sob
41 Rasp
42 River of France
43 Condemn
44 Carpenter's tool
45 A Stooge
47 Ate like a rabbit
50 Well-mannered
52 Estuaries
53 ___ tree: cornered
56 Wonderland girl
57 Otiose miss?
59 Poe bird
60 Eye part
61 Carson's succes-
sor
62 Wave feature
63 Old-timers, briefly
64 First place
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1 "Off ___, into the
wild blue …"
2 Computer image
3 Sabot
4 Mason's burden
5 Homes and
acreage
6 Join
7 Squelch
8 Old English letter
9 Bug or peek fol-
lower
10 It parted for
Moses
11 With 46 Down, in-
experienced miss?
12 Caper
13 For fear that
18 Spanish dance
22 Pope,
847 to 855
23 Grayish-
blue com-
biner
24 Burn
26 Autumn
pear
27 Region
of Germany
28 Immate-
rial
30 Like a humanoid
32 Home of the Dol-
phins
33 Picnic pest
34 What George
could not tell
35 German mister
36 Roscoe, of old
flicks
38 Gold coin of old
Austria
39 Egg-shaped
43 Clears a wintry
windshield
44 Spanish beaches
45 Back tooth
46 See 11 Down
48 Indian
49 Carmen composer
50 Henri's play-
ground
51 Camper's digs
53 Secondhand
54 Window unit
55 Presently
57 Murray Schisgal
play of '64
58 Rubber tree
Name Game
El Paso Museum of History announces
the continuation of healthy living
classes
Traditional Belly Dancing Class
May 16, 2013 to July 4, 2013
Thursdays, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for
non-museum members
About: Learn the fundamentals of an ancient
art through this belly dance workout taught by
Sonia Flores and her daughter Seneé. Class is
open to adults and children (9+). Comfortable
clothing recommended.
Tai Chi 3 Advanced Wednesday Lunch Class
May 1, 2013 to June 26, 2013
Wednesdays,11:00AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for
non-museum members
About: Improve your health by learning ancient
Chinese art through gentle movements and
meditation taught by Hsio-Ying. Comfortable
clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Tai Chi Saturday Classes
May 4, 2013 to June 29, 2013
Saturdays, Tai Chi 1 from 11 AM to 12:00 PM;
Tai Chi 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Tai Chi
3 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for
non-museum members.
About: Improve your health by learning ancient
Chinese art through gentle movements and
meditation taught by Hsio-Ying. Comfortable
clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Individuals interested in enrolling for any of
these classes can register in the museum gift
store. For more information, contact Sue
Taylor at 351-3588 or
taylorsl@elpasotexas.gov
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584-2561.
Crossland Gallery — The El Paso
Art Association’s gallery is at 500 W.
Paisano (in the Art Junction of El
Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free.
Information: 534-7377 or office@el-
pasoartassociation.com.
Showing April 26-May 25: The an-
nual juried “Western Impressions Art
Show and Sale,” with artwork with a
western theme, including paintings,
drawings, mixed media, sculpture,
collage and photography. This year’s
judge is El Paso artist Jeniffer
Stapher-Thomas.
Gala opening is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,
April 26. Winners will be an-
nounced.
Spring Arts and Craft Fair — Our
Lady of Mt. Carmel School, 131 S.
Zaragoza, will host the fair 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, with food,
music, and a variety of arts and
crafts vendors. Admission is free. In-
formation: 859-9848, ysletamis-
sion.org.
STEM Magic Festival — El Paso
Community College’s first Dia de
Los Niños children’s event highlight-
ing science and reading is 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, April 27, at the
Valle Verde Campus (beside the
gym). Admission is free, and the
public is invited. Information: 831-
6441 or epcc.edu.
Poetry Month Celebration — 6 to
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Ad-
ministrative Services Center Bldg A,
Boardroom.P art of the EPCC Spring
Arts Festival. Admission is free. In-
formation: 831-2461,
rguti178@epcc.edu or
epcc.edu/events/artsfestival.
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11th annual juried art show and sale
is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April
27, at Bethany Christian Church,
10453 Springwood. This year’s
judges are Gary Boggs and Julie
Caffee-Cruz. Artwork includes oil,
acrylic, watercolor, mixed media,
etc., photography, sculpture and pot-
tery. Information: 592-5977. An
artists’ reception is 6 p.m. Friday,
April 26. The public is invited.
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‘Evita’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre
presents the Tim Rice and Andrew
Lloyd Webber classic musical about
the life of Evita Peron April 19-May
12. Tickets: $33-$45 Friday and Sat-
urday; $30-$40 Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Sunday dinner matinees;
$16-$26 non-dinner matinees. Show-
time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday, with dinner matinee at
1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, and non-
dinner matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday,
April 28 and May 5. Tickets: $45
Friday and Saturday; $40 Wednes-
day, Thursday and Sunday dinner
matinees; $26 non-dinner matinees
($2 discount for all tickets for UTEP
faculty/staff/ alumni association
members; group of 20 or more; ages
4-12; non UTEP-students, military;
$10 discount for UTEP students). In-
formation: 747-6060.
Featuring the memorable classic
“Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” the
story follows the life of poor Argen-
tine girl who becomes the First Lady
of Argentina. She was celebrated as a
hero among the people as the voice
of the poor and working class until
her untimely death.
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