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Independence Day
Salute to the Union Ceremony Fort
Bliss hosts its annual 50-gun Salute to the Union
Ceremony in commemoration of the signing of
the Declaration of Independence at 9 a.m.
Thursday, June 30, at Memorial Circle (near
Pershing Gate), hosted by post Commanding
General, Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard. accompa-
nied by music by the 1st Armored Division
Band. The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Armored Division will provide the Color Guard
and the salute battery, consisting of five 75mm-
pack howitzers, accompanied by the 1st
Armored Division Band. All area residents, vet-
erans, veterans organizations, military retirees,
family members and the general public are
invited. Admission is free. Information: 568-
4320 or 568-4601.
EPSO Independence Day show El
Paso Symphony Orchestra performs patriotic
and pops music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at
Fort Blisss Biggs Park. Fireworks display fol-
lows. Hosted by Blisss MWR; portion of the
proceeds from vendors benefit the Fort Bliss
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers pro-
gram. Park opens at 10 a.m. Family activities
begin at 5 p.m. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets,
coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted.
Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Information: 532-3773 or
The program includes America The
Beautiful, Sousa marches The Liberty Bell
and The Washington Post, Armed Forces
Salute, The Patriot by John Williams from the
film The Patriot, Harry Potter and The
Sorcerers Stone by John Williams, and
Remembering the Beatles, arranged by Bob
Lowden. The evening will end with spectacular
fireworks display.
Access to the Fort Bliss through the Robert E.
Lee gate; drivers required to have a day pass
attained at the Pass and Decal Building next to
the gate. Show drivers license, registration and
proof of insurance. All adult passengers must
have valid picture ID.
Wind Symphony July 4th Celebration
The El Paso Wind Symphony performs patri-
otic music at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the
Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater. A
fireworks show follows at 8:45 p.m. Presented
by Museum and Cultural Affairs Department of
the City of El Paso. First 6,000 visitors receive
complimentary 3-D glasses for the fireworks
show. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481,
532-7273 or
No alcohol or glass containers or pets
allowed. Grills not allowed in bowl area of the
East Side 4th of July Parade Anyone
can join the 32nd annual Independence Day
parade sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions
Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at
Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (at
Montwood). This years Grand Marshals are
twin brothers Manuel Santoscoy and Luis
Santascoy, both Army veterans in the 42nd
Infantry Division and past Lions Club members.
The Peoples Parade will march two miles
to Album Park via Montwood and Yarbrough.
No charge for entries. Floats, marching units,
antique cars, horses and bicycles are among the
entries. Sponsorships and donations welcome.
Donations may be sent to 8117 Violet Way,
79925. Information/donations: 588-2669, 204-
5206 or 731-1549.
La Via Country Picnic The winery in
La Union, N.M. will host its 11th annual picnic
noon to 6 p.m. Monday, July 4, featuring enter-
tainment by Live By Request. Hot dogs, ham-
burgers, water, soda, wine and wine margaritas
for sale, tents and tables set up, croquet, bad-
minton and a water slide. Attendees may bring
their own picnic and lawn chairs (no coolers or
pets). Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinaw- The winery is at 4201 S. NM
Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road.
West Side Independence Day Parade
The Rotary Club of El Pasos 15th annual
Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m.
Monday, July 4, at Thunderbird and Shadow
Mountain. The 2.6-mile parade route will go
from Western Hills United Methodist Church
down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to
Coronado High School. Information: rotary-
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Page 4 July 2011
inding the house I had lived in
nearly a half-century ago was hard-
er than I thought. My wife and I
walked from the train station and turned
uphill in the general neighborhood where
my family lived for two years. I couldnt
find the street right away but stumbled
across the city hall and church that I
knew were a few blocks from the home.
We went what turned out to be the long
away around. I asked a bicyclist if he
knew where my old street was. He had a
smartphone and confirmed that we were
just two blocks away.
Of course, this would have been a bit
easier if this wasnt in a foreign country.
I was looking for 21 Rue Louis Barthou
in Vaucresson, France, a suburb south-
west of Paris. We moved there in 1963 (I
was 10 years old) for my fathers final
tour of duty as an Air Force officer. We
lived on the economy rather than opt-
ing for military housing.
The house was built in the 1880s.
Downstairs had a parlor, living room,
dining room, kitchen and just a tiny
bathroom. All the main living quarters
and the family bathroom were on the sec-
ond floor. Two more bedrooms were on a
third floor and a narrow set of stairs led
to a widows walk on the roof where
you could look out over the town of
For several years now Cindy and I had
talked about a Paris vacation, but circum-
stances finally came together that allowed
us to spend the first week of June there.
We rented a studio apartment in the
Montmartre section, just a couple of
blocks from Sacre-Coeur, the basilica
atop Pariss highest hill. The nearby
Metro (subway) station made it easy for
us to go anywhere in Paris.
This was Cindys first time in Paris as
well as Europe. We made all the usual
tourist stops, such as Notre Dame, the
Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Champs-
Elyses and the palace at Versailles. We
even commemorated the 67th anniversary
of D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.
We hooked up with Ann Massey, an El
Paso expatriate artist who has lived in
Paris for the past 17 years. Her compan-
ion Henri is a veteran tour guide and gra-
ciously took us through the Marais dis-
trict, one of Pariss oldest neighborhoods,
pointing out details that no guidebook
could have provided. On another day, we
met Ann for church at the American
Cathedral and spent an idyllic Sunday
afternoon in the Luxembourg Gardens
after a stroll on the Left Bank.
Most of this I had seen before, but only
through the eyes of a child. Seeing Paris
again refreshed many memories, and
allowed me to appreciate it all the more
with my now middle-aged sensibilities.
Vaucresson was the one stop on our itin-
erary that was purely personal. I knew the
house was still there after spotting the
widows walk on a Google Earth search.
Up close however, the house was in much
better shape than I remembered. It had
been remodeled extensively, including a
major addition.
Overall, Vaucresson seemed much more
upscale than it was back in the early
1960s. Of course, all of France is more
affluent now.
And everything is more expensive. Back
then it cost me just 11 cents to ride the
Metro, now its about $2. A Coke on the
Champs-Elyses was outrageous even
then the $1 tab would wipe out my
allowance but now it costs about $7 or
more to sip one at an outdoor caf.
But as the credit card commercial might
say, returning to a former home and see-
ing it all over again with new eyes
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Also this month
Downtown Street Festival The entire
El Paso Convention Center area, including the
Abraham Chavez Theatre and the Union Plaza
District, stages of live music including the main
stage, rock stage and Latin stage, food, games
Friday and Saturday, July 1-2. Tickets: $15 per
night ($5 for children; free for under age 3).
Information: 544-9550 or
The Street Festival includes four outdoor
stages filled with non-stop music, over 100 ven-
dor booths offering he tastes, novelties & crafts
of El Paso, a childrens carnival area filled with
amusement rides and activities for the whole
Fridays main stage performers include
Hinder, 10 Years and Egypt Central.
Saturdays headliners include 70s rock icons
Bachman and Turner of Bachman-Turner
Overdrive and Queensryche.
New this year is the Independence Stage with
10 indie bands playing.
Fireworks follow around 10 p.m. each night.
The event is one of the largest annual festivals
in El Paso, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people
or more each year.
Texas Tattoo Showdown Festival The
2nd annual tattoo and music festival runs noon
to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, at
El Paso County Coliseum, with an appearance
by Amy Nicoletto of TLCs L.A. Ink. The
indoor and outdoor event features more than
200 tattoo artists from around the globe, tat-
too competitions, human suspension shows,
freak shows, crazy evil clown appearances,
midget wrestling with the Pint Size Brawlers,
MMA exhibition fights, custom hot rods and
motorcycles, and live music. Tickets: $20 per
day, plus service fee; free for ages 12 and
younger with adult. (Ticketmaster).
Information: 626-4799 or texastattooshow-
Live music begins at 1 p.m. with Metal and
rock bands on Friday; Rockabilly, Punk and Ska
Saturday with headliner Authority Zero; and
hip-hop and rap artists Sunday.
Ysleta Mission Festival The annual fies-
ta is July 8-10, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Church, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda), with live
music, authentic southwest cuisine cooked by
mission families, game booths, carnival rides
and an old fashioned cake walk. Hours are 5
p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday
and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to
all events. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamis-
Headline concerts feature Grammy-winning
Tejano band Electric Cowboys (Grupo Vida) at
10 p.m. Friday; Souled Out Band at 10 p.m.
Saturday and River City Band at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Other performers include Starliners Band and
Seventh Avenue Friday; Rhapsody Band and
Orgullo de Valle Saturday; Vizion, folklorico
dancers and matachines Sunday.
Ysleta Mission is the second oldest practicing
church in the United States and the oldest mis-
sion in Texas. Proceeds from the annual festival
go towards maintaining the mission and sur-
rounding grounds.
National Parks and Recreation Month
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
Department will celebration National Park and
Recreation Month with several free events
throughout July. Information: 541-4331 or elpa-
The annual overnight Family Camp Out
Adventure is 4 p.m. Friday, July 15 to noon
Saturday, July 16, at Memorial Park Reserve
area on Grant. Information: 240-3310.
NASA Flight Director Ginger Kerrick will
speak at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Pat
ORourke Recreation Center, 901 N. Virginia.
Admission is free. Information: 533-1611.
The Think Green event is Friday, July 29,
at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway West, with
crafts 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and a recycled Fashion
Show at 6 p.m.
Open houses are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July
7, at the Multipurpose Center, 9031 Viscount;
Thursday, July 14, at all local senior centers.
Activities include class demonstrations, art dis-
plays, fun walks, refreshments, live entertain-
ment and more, depending on the center.
9 a.m. to noon Eastside, 3200 Fierro
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Father Martinez, 9300
9:30 to 11 a.m. Polly Harris, 650
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Grandview, 3134
Jefferson; Hilos de Plata, 4451 Delta; Memorial
Park, 1800 Byron; San Juan, 5701 Tamburo
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. South El Paso,
600 S. Ochoa
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wellington Chew,
4430 Maxwell
Rock The Fort Drowning Pool headlines
Fort Bliss MWRs summertime concert extrava-
ganza Saturday, July 16, at Biggs Park, featuring
live bands, a beer garden, food and drink ven-
dors and a car and bike show. Other musical
guests include Austin-based metalcore band
Powerburn, El Pasos Outbreak and country
music artist Larry Bagby. Fireworks follow the
concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; no out-
side food and beverages, glass containers, cool-
ers or pets allowed. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Admission is free; $10 for beer garden admis-
sion (21 and older only). Information: 569-
6774, 568-2074 or
Drowning Pool, best known for their hit like
Bodies and 37 Stitches, has toured over-
seas to perform for troops in South Korea and
Guantanamo Bay.
El Maida Shrine Circus The 60th
Anniversary presentation of Valentines Mighty
American Circus is July 29-31 at the El Paso
County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano. Showtimes
are noon and 8 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 and 8 p.m.
Saturday and noon, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Proceeds benefit El Maida Temple operations.
Tickets: $13 in advance ($10 children); $15 at
the gate ($12 children) for general admission.
Box seats: $20. Information: 562-1444 or cir-
San Ignacio Kermess St. Ignatius
Church, 408 S. Park, will celebrate its 106th
year July 29-31 with carnival rides, food,
games, music, dancing and the chance to visit
with school alumni, Segundo Barrio neighbors
and current parishioners. Hours are 5 to 11
p.m. Friday, 5 to midnight Saturday and 5 to 10
p.m. Sunday. Raffle tickets for cash prizes.
Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.
A mass celebrating Patron Saint Ignatius of
Loyola (founder of the Society of Jesus/Jesuits)
is noon Saturday, July 30.
The church opened in 1905. Famous El Paso
names appear on its stained-glass window and
altars ceiling, including late historian Cleofas
Calleros and photographer Alfonso Casasola.
Anyone who would like to donate or lend
related photographs or artifacts or share sto-
ries for its archives and future gallery may call
or visit the churh 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and
2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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The Tempest UTEPs Department
of Theatre and Dances Summer
Shakespeare Festival presents William
Shakespeares fantasy Jul y 22-31 in Fox
Fine Art Centers Wise Family Theatre.
Page 2.
Mi ssi on Trai l Art Market More
than 50 area artisans and craftspeople display
their fine arts and crafts during the monthly
open-air market Jul y 10, in the historic
Veterans Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario
Chapel. Page 48.
An Art Walk is the First Friday of the
El Paso Conventi on and
Performi ng Arts Center
Downtown Street Festival is Jul y 1-2;
Dancing in the City runs through Jul y 30
in Arts Festival Plaza; Cool Canyon Nights
live music events are Thursdays through
Aug. 11 in McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheater. Page 29.
Crossl and Gal l ery Showing Jul y 2-
30 at El Paso Art Associations gallery is the
America the Beautiful patriotic exhibit and
Artists of the Month Margaret Tumey and
Oween Rath. Page 21.
Chow Down The Vegetarian Society
of El Paso presents the documentary film on
reversing heart disease with diet Jul y 8 at
Chamizal National Memorial. Page 19.
Ysl eta Mi ssi on Festi val The annual
fiesta is Jul y 8-10, at Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel Church, with headlining music by
Grammy-winning Tejano band Electric
Cowboys. Page 19.
Al fresco! Fri days The free outdoor
concerts are Fridays at Arts Festival Plaza.
Upcoming shows are King Octopus
(Jul y 8), Locomotion (Jul y 15), Border
City Band (Jul y 22) and Dusty Low (Jul y
29), Sobredosis del Sabor (Aug. 19) and
Red City Blue (Aug. 26). Page 17.
Introducti on to EFT ( Emoti onal
Freedom Techni ques) The energy
therapy workshops are Jul y 9, 13 and
23, presented by Drs. Rosanna and George
Massey. Page 17.
Arabesque 2011 Snake Charmer and
the Belly Dancer present the gala show fea-
turing Karen Barbee Jul y 10, at the Scottish
Rite Theater. Workshops with Barbee are
Jul y 9-10. Page 45.
The Temptati ons The legendary
Motown group performs Jul y 14-15 at
UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium, with original
band member Otis Williams. Page 7.
H. M. S. Pi nafore The Gilbert and
Sullivan Company of El Paso celebrates its
42nd seasons with the comic opera Jul y
14-16 and Jul y 21-23 at the Chamizal
National Memorial. Page 9.
Sunl and Park Racetrack and
Casi no Cash drawings are daily Jul y
16-27 at the casino in Sunland Park, N.M.
Page 5.
Barney Li ve Bi rthday Bash!
Barney and Friends host two performances
Jul y 23 at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Page
Mi dsummer Musi c Laura Tate
Goldman and Dan Lamberts Trio perform a
dinner concert Jul y 28 at The Magic Pan.
Page 23.
Summer Zoo Camp The 2011
Summer Zoo Camp Z-Raffes continues
through Aug. 12 at El Paso Zoo. Page
Vi va El Paso! The summertime pag-
eant returns to McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheatre for its 34th season runs
through Aug. 13. Page 57.
Dancer s Studi o Summer Camp
Camps in Jazz, Aerial Dance, Hip Hop,
Ballet, Tumbling and Choreography for
Special Events are through August. Page
LYNX Exhi bi ts Showing through
Sept. 4: Take Flight and Noise.
Summer camps continue through Aug.
15. Page 47.
Baroque on the Border The
exhibit featuring works by Rigoberto A.
Gonzalez runs through Sept. 21, at
UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for
the Visual Arts. Page 37.
Farmer s Market at Ardovi no s
Desert Crossi ng The 10th annual
producers only market is Saturdays
through mid-October. Page 44.
Hal Marcus Gal l ery The gallerys
new location is 1308 Oregon, with two new
books for sale in the gift shop including Hal
Marcus El Paso Arthouse. Page 43.
Raw Food Rul es workshops Mind
Spirit Connection hosts raw food an emo-
tional healing workshops for better health
and energy. Page 16.
Southern New Mexi co
Si l ver Ci ty Mai nStreet First Fridays
events are Jul y 1 and Aug. 5 throughout
historic Downtown; Fourth of July parade
and activities are Jul y 4; Big Ditch Day in
conjunction with San Vicente Wetland
Festival is
Jul y 23. Page 10.
Jul y Jamboree The 34th annual arts
ands craft celebration is Jul y 9-10, at
Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. Page 21.
Rui doso Chamber Musi c Festi val
The 7th annual event is Saturday, Jul y
30 at The Spencer Theater for the
Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. with Van
Cliburn Competition finalist Di Wu and the
Linden Sting Quartet. Page 7.
Las Cruces Museum of Art
Showing through Aug. 6: lived:living,
collaborative exhibition by Las Cruces artists
Isadora Stowe and Jordon Schranz; Monique
Jannsen-Belitzs Lost Connections and
Clay and Smoke, exhibition by Sandria Hu.
Page 47.
Scene Spotlight highlights events
advertised in this issue.
Nuestra Belleza El Paso Pageant
The 2nd annual Spanish-language Latina beauty
pageant is Saturday, July 30, at The Plaza
Theatre, with young women age 17-27 from El
Paso, Jurez and Las Cruces competing for the
crown. Participants competed in beauty, style
and cultural appreciation events, emphasizing
on the opportunity for personal development
while serving the community. Participants must
be able to travel and work in the U.S. and
speak Spanish moderately. Tickets to be
announced. Information:
Nuestra Belleza El Paso is part of the prelimi-
naries to the national casting of Nuestra Belleza
Cohesion Family Affair Carshow and
Concert The 3rd annual car show is noon
to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Firestone at
107080 Pebble Hills, for all types of cars,
trucks, motorcycles and bikes. Food, drinks,
live entertainment and childrens activities
offered. Portion of proceeds benefits Center
Against Family Violence/Dame La Mano.
Admission is free. Information: Mario, 820-
8562 Mario or Jesus, 355-2727.
Scenic Sundays El Paso area citizens and
their pets can ride, skate, walk or run on
Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, 6
a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays through September,
and 7 a.m. to noon during the fall and winter
months. Safety barrels will line the area and the
Police Department will provide security along
this popular path. Hosted by the office of city
Rep. Susie Byrd. Admission is free. Information:
541-4416 or
Southern New Mexico
Cloudcroft Independence Day The
Village of Cloudcroft, N.M. celebrates
Independence Day with a weekend of events,
with the family picnic noon Saturday, July 2, in
Zenith Park with kids games at 2 p.m.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733,
1-866-874-4447 or
Other events:
Open Mic Night is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 1,
on Burro Avenue.
A Street Dance is 7 p.m. on Burro with
music by Singletree.
A Pie auction and ice cream making contest
is 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3.
The Fourth of July parade at 11 a.m. Monday,
July 4, on Hwy 82 and Burro.
First Fridays in Silver City Several of
historic Downtown Silver Citys restaurants,
shops and Red Dot galleries will stay open
late the first Friday of each month as part of
the monthly First Friday shopping event. Free
live music and other special events also planned
each month. Information: 1-800-548-9378 or
The July 1 event is an Fourth of July kick-off
with a street dance at Yankie and Texas, and
Relay for Relay (Relay for Life) event.
The Aug. 5 event is Dog Days of Summer
with a pet parade and street dance.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks
Extravaganza The Resort and Casino is
in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will cele-
brate Independence Day beginning at 5 p.m.
Friday, July 1, with food, live entertainment
and family activities, concluding with a fire-
works display over Lake Mescalero at dusk.
Admission is free. Information: 1-877-277-4577
Mescalero Apache Ceremonial &
Rodeo The Mescalero Reservation will
host daily Indian dances and rodeo performanc-
es July 1-4, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds,
in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances, arts and
crafts and food vendors featured daily with
lunch at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. Tribal
dances are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rodeo per-
formances are 1:30 p.m. each day. Admission:
$5. Information: (575) 464-7777.
The annual parade is Saturday, July 2, at 10
a.m. with a dance beginning at dusk at Inn of
the Mountain Gods.
Roswell UFO Festival 2011 The annu-
al celebration, marking the 64th anniversary of
the 1947 UFO crash near Roswell, is
Thursday through Monday, July 1-4, at the
Roswell Convention and Visitors Center and
other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four-day
event features guest speakers, celebrity appear-
ances authors, vendors, live entertainment,
family-friendly activities and carnivals, as well as
costume contests for adults, children and pets.
Most events are free; nominal charge for UFO
Museum admission. Information: 1-800-822-
3545 or
New this year is the Alien Wine Festival 2 to
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday in Reischman Park, with wine and
cheese tastings and music. Admission fee: $10
(ages 21 and older admitted).
Family activities including building an alien hat,
making a construction paper and antacid paper
rocket, balloon artists and other games.
Families can also take part in the Passport
Program with stamps available from participat-
ing merchants. Completed passports can be
turned in for prizes.
The 2nd annual UFO Art Show is at The
Gallery of the Roswell Fine Arts League. Not
non-juried show features artwork from all ages.
Special events on Saturday, July 2:
The Alien Chase 10K and 5K runs/walks are
7 a.m. at the Roswell Convention and Visitors
The inaugural Alien Battle of the Bands runs
throughout the day on the Chaves Co.
Courthouse Lawn.
The 2nd annual Alien BBQ and Brew is
Saturday and Sunday, at Pioneer Plaza with
competitions in brisket, rib and chicken. A Pit
Master University class for the general public
is also planned. Information: alienbbqand-
The Alien Pet Costume Contest is 10 a.m. on
the courthouse lawn.
The Alien Costume Contest for kids and
adults is 3 p.m. at the Roswell ISDs Pueblo
The Lights Over Roswell UFO Festival
Parade is 9 p.m. starting on 8th and North
Main to Alameda an South Main.
Smokey Bear Stampede The 56th
annual celebration is July 1-4 in Capitan, about
20 miles north of Ruidoso. Nightly dances are 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. on the fairgrounds, with a youth
rodeo 1 p.m. Friday and adult ranch rodeo
12:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 354-
The annual Smokey Bear Stampede Parade is
10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, on Bear Blvd.
The 31st annual 10K and 2-mile Smokey Bear
Stampede Fun Run is 7:30 a.m. Monday, start-
ing at the intersection of East Creek and Pine
Lodge roads. Registration/information: (575)
354-2748 or
Elephant Butte Independence Day
Elephant Butte Lake State Parks Independence
Day fireworks are 9:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday,
July 2. The display is launched from
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Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be
viewed from the beach or on a boat. Admission
fees waived for the event only. Information:
(575) 744-5923.
Glenwood Independence Day events
The annual Independence Day activities are
Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, in Glenwood,
N.M., about 50 miles northwest of Silver City
on U.S. Highway 180. All events take place at
Glenwood Park on Catwalk Road. Information:
(575) 539-2733 or
Events begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday featuring
the Frisco Cowbelles Barbecue, Western Arts
Auction at 7:30 p.m. and dance with music by
he Yarbrough Family Band from Las Cruces at
8:30 p.m.
Sundays events begin at noon with vendor
booths, horse shoes tournament, volleyball,
dunk tank, food and drinks, and live music, fol-
lowed by fireworks at dusk.
River Rendezvous fair The outdoor
craft fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 2,
at River Rendezvous, 524 Sudderth, Ruidoso,
N.M., across from the tennis courts on
Sudderth Drive, featuring area arts and crafts,
food and live music. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 258-3409.
Alamogordo Independence Day
Celebration The Independence Day cele-
bration is 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 3,
at Griggs Field, 3000 N. Florida, in
Alamogordo, following the Pupfish minor
league baseball game at 3:05 p.m. Live music by
C.W. Ayon, Alamogordo Idol winner Tonie
Marshall and the Dirty Mojo Junkies, food,
viewing of the fireworks show over the New
Mexico Museum of Space History (weather
permitting). Admission is free; VIP passes avail-
able for purchase (free for active duty military).
Information: (575) 921-3332.
The annual Independence Day Parade is 10
a.m. Saturday, July 2, on 10th Street.
Las Cruces Independence Day cele-
brations The citys annual Electric Light
Parade and 4th of July Celebration are Sunday
and Monday, July 3-4. Admission to all events
is free. Fireworks prohibited along parade
route. Information: (575) 541-2200 or las-
The citys annual Electric Light Parade begins
at 9 p.m. Sunday. The parade starts at Apodaca
Park on Solano and Madrid, and heads south on
Solano to Hadley, east to Walnut and north to
Spruce (Sierra Middle School). This years
theme is 100 Years of Statehood.
The annual Street Fest follows at the Hadley
Complex, 1801 E. Hadley with a performance
by Los Texmaniacs at 10 p.m.
The Street Fest continues Monday with the
Iguanas in concert at 7:30 p.m. followed by the
mayors annual Fireworks Display over the
Hadley area at 9:30 p.m. and music by the
Lowrider Band at 10 p.m.
Silver City Independence Day The
towns traditional fireworks display is dusk
(around 9 p.m.) Monday, July 4 in Gough Park,
weather permitting. The annual parade is 10
a.m. along Bullard Street. Information: (575)
538-3785 or
The annual ice cream social is 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Silver City Museum courtyard, 312 W.
Socorro Independence Day The City
of Socorro, N.M. will host the 19th annual cele-
bration 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, July 4, on
the New Mexico Tech campus near the Macey
Center, One Olive Lane, featuring New Mexico
bands, water slide, and NM Techs famous fire-
works display. Vendor booths and barbecue
and snacks open noon to 7 p.m. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 835-5688 or
Entertainment includes Socorro Community
Band, martial arts demonstrations, Clan Tynker
juggling, Kyle Martin, Tori and the Murillo
Brothers, Doug Figgs and the Cowboy Way,
Tobias Rene and the Rob Lopez Experiment.
Heritage Days The annual celebration of
Cloudcroft history, with food, music and living
history events, is Saturday and Sunday, July 9-
10, at the Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum, U.S. 82 across from the Chamber of
Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays,
weather permitting. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6
to 12). Group rates and tours available with
prior notice. Information: (575) 682-2932 or
July Jamboree The 34th annual celebra-
tion is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday,
July 9-10, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with
more than 60 area artisans selling original art,
pottery, jewelry and more, food and entertain-
ment. Admission is free. Information: (575)
682-2733 or
Open-air melodramas are 7:30 p.m. Friday in
Saturday, July 8-9, in the Zenith Park Pavilion.
This years performance is Heaven Help the
Po-Taters. Admission is free.
Festival of Quilts The Southern New
Mexico Festival of Quilts is Thursday through
Saturday, July 14-16, at the Otero County
Fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. with the
theme Christmas In July. Information: (575)
Bat Flight Breakfast Carlsbad Caverns
National Park will hosts its 54th annual break-
fast 5 to 7 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the cav-
erns Bat Flight Amphitheater. Bats dive into the
cave entrance after a night outside feeding on
insects. Park rangers will present programs
about the return flight in the dim light of dawn,
a sight that is very different from the out-flight
in the evening. Admission is free to watch bats
and attend ranger programs; breakfast available
for purchase as Cavern Traders Restaurant in
the Visitors Center. Information: (575) 785-
2232 or
Celestial Wedding Chapel Grand
Opening An open house for the newly
remodeled chapel at 220 N Date St, Suite A in
Truth or Consequences, N.M. is 2 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, with refreshments and a talk
and book signing with Reverend Celeste.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 894-7591
Limited number of extemporaneous cere-
monies at a discounted price of $75 offered
Sunday, July 17. Reservations required.
Ruidoso Art Festival The 40th annual
event is Friday through Sunday, July 22-24, at
the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra
Blanca, on Highway 48. Hours: noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 per day; $1
ages 15 and younger. Two-day pass: $8; three-
day pass; $12. Military discount of $3.
Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of
Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395, 1-
877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or
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Recognized by the Harris Poll as one of the
countrys top 100 juried art shows in 2009 and
in 2010 from Art Fair Sourcebook, the festival
features more than 100 artists displaying works
in acrylics, oils, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metal-
work, mixed media, paintings of all media, pho-
tography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.
Big Ditch Day Silver City MainStreet
hosts a day of music, educational tours work-
shops and more is Saturday, July 23, in con-
junction with the San Vicente Wetlands Festival.
Farmers Market, vendors, historical reenac-
tors, and conservation demonstrations also
offered in cooperation with the Gila
Conservation Education Center, Gila Resources
Information Project, Silver City Museum, and
Silver City Farmers Market. Information: (575)
534-1700 or
White Wave Skate Festival The skate
competition and festival is noon Saturday, July
23, at Las Cruces Skate Park, 1600 E. Hadley.
Competitions include skating, Best Trick, Best
Retro Dressed and more. Door prizes, rock
wall, DJs and food and drinks also offered.
Registration is 10 to 11 a.m. Admission: $5 for
spectators; $10 for competitors in advance
($15 at the gate). Competitors under 18 must
be accompanied by an adult. Early sign up at
Shreds Skate Shop in the Las Cruces
Downtown Mall or at
Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs The
annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, at Ruidoso
Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico
made artworks, handmade items and live
entertainment. Admission is free. Information:
(575) 378-4431 or
Lincoln County Fair The annual fair is
Aug. 2-6, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and
Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso),
with indoor and outdoor exhibits including art,
flowers, photography, sewing and quilts and
livestock. The 4-H auction is Saturday food and
animals. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Pony Express Trail Ride Lincoln
County Sheriffs Posse hosts its annual com-
memorative trail ride in conjunction with Old
Lincoln Days Aug. 4-7. The ride keeps the
Pony Express tradition alive by carrying the
U.S. mail on horseback through Lincoln
County, from their base at Fort Stanton.
Beginner to experienced riders will follow dif-
ferent trails each day, each cowboy cooking,
attend nightly dances and listen to cowboy
poetry. Cost: $175 per rider (10 percent dis-
count for groups of 10 or more).
Registration/information: (575) 354-0196 or lin-
Old Lincoln Days The annual celebration
of Lincolns Wild West heritage is Aug. 5-7 in
Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town
famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of
1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he
was sentenced to die by hanging. The town,
maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and
Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380
about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event fea-
tures a parade, vendors, food, a Mountain Man
camp, cavalry reenactors and the Last Escape
of Billy the Kid folk pageant. Information:
(575) 653-4372 or
Downtown Ramble The City of Las
Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7
p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575)
Super Saturdays in Colorful Columbus
Luna County Economic and Community
Development will host an all-day merchants
event throughout Columbus, N.M. the first
Saturday of every month featuring local mer-
chants and organizations offering special events,
promotions and garage sales. Guests are also
invited to enjoy the communitys Historical
Walking Tour and museums. Admission is free.
Information/directions: Philip Skinner, (915)
526-2307 or
West Texas
Fort Davis Independence Day
Weekend The West Texas town hosts its
annual Coolest 4th of July Celebration July 1-
3 in Fort Davis. Information: (432) 426-3015,
1-800-524-3015 or
The citys fireworks display is Friday at dusk
at Jeff Davis County Park (on Sunday in case of
A street dance is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday
behind The Union, featuring music by Clay
McKinney and Gunslinger. Tickets: $10; free for
age 12 and younger with adult.
Arts and crafts and vendor booths open at 8
a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday around the
historic Courthouse, and the Great Parade is
10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at St. Joseph
Other Saturday events include a 5K run at 8
a.m. at Jeff Davis County Park, Everyone
Wins pet contest at 9 a.m. at the park, living
history demonstrations, and barbecue and
Peruvian Passo Horse demonstration at 11 a.m.
at the courthouse. The Great Bank Robbery
reenactments are noon and 2 p.m.
Bazaars and fairs
Sacred Heart Kermes Sacred Heart
Church, 602 S. Oregon, hosts its festival and
kermes is Friday and Saturday July 1-2.
Everyone is invited; admission is free.
Information: 532-5447 or
Procession is 6 p.m. Friday followed by Mass
at 7:30 p.m. and Matachines 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The kermes with games, food booths, raffles,
loteria, music, family activities and more is 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas in July bazaar The Episcopal
Church in Ruidoso, N.M., 121 Mescalero, will
host a fundraising bazaar beginning at 8 a.m.
Saturday, July 16, with arts and crafts, a bake
sale, and a garage sale with gently used items.
Proceeds benefit Heal and the Lincoln County
Food Bank as well as other Southeastern chari-
ties. Information: (575) 257-4156.
Mission Trail Art Market More than 50
area artisans and craftspeople display their fine
arts and crafts during the monthly open-air
market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, in the
historic Veterans Memorial Plaza at the San
Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario.
Items include pottery, jewelry, painting, sculp-
ture, photography, gourmet treats, seasonal
decorations and home accents. Food and drink
concessions, entertainment and guided tours of
historic San Elizario offered. Admission is free.
Information: 594-8424 or missiontrailartmar-
An Art Talk and Auction is 2 p.m. with this
months featured artists Al Borrego, Alberto
Escamilla and Maria Branch.
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Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert
Crossing The 10th annual market is 7:30
a.m. to noon Saturdays through mid-October.
This producers only market features quality
farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. No
re-selling permitted. The CoffeeStream will
serve breakfast and coffee on the patio until 11
a.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Ardovinos Desert Crossing is at One
Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M.; from El
Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio
Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273),
continue past the post office and turn left on
The Animal Rescue League of El Paso and El
Paso Humane Society will be a the market the
first and last Saturday of the month respectively
with pets in need of caring, loving homes.
Mercado Mayapan Farmers Market
La Mujer Obreras Mercado Mayapan, 2101
Myrtle, host its market 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, with local farmers sell-
ing vegetables, fruits, dairy, meat, eggs and
flowers. Information: 532-6205 or mercado-
Outlet Shoppes Farmers Market
The Outlet Shoppes of El Paso, 7051 S. Desert
in Canutillo, hosts its Farmers Market 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 9, at the north
end (between New Balance and Rue 21), fea-
turing local farmers and artisans. Information:
Silver City Farmers Market The mar-
ket runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays through
the first frost in October in the Main Street
Plaza (intersection of 6th and Bullard).
Information: (575) 536-9681 or
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair is 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at
the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing).
Admission: $5 for both days (private readings
not included with admission). Free admission
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-
6245 or
The fair features aura photos, handmade New
Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing,
Feng Shui products, aromatherapy and readings
by 14 professional psychic readers and medi-
ums from across Texas and New Mexico.
Readings offered in English and Spanish.
CDA Vendor and Craft Fair The
Catholic Daughters of America and TNT will
host their monthly craft fair noon to 4 p.m. the
third Sunday of each month at Catholic
Daughters Hall, 801 Magoffin, featuring crafts,
antojitos and music. The Fundraising for a
Cause fair helps local charities and the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. Fairs will
be held monthly through December. Admission
is free. Information: 532-1839.
Fox Plaza Flea Market The citys old-
est and largest flea market runs 9 a.m. t 4 p.m.
Saturdays at the Fox Plaza Shopping Center,
5559 Alameda, featuring weekly entertainment
with music, shows, drawings and special events.
Information: 779-8424 or
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market
Arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and
other food items are offered at the market in
Las Cruces Downtown Mall, 8 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, featuring
about 200 area vendors. Information: (575)
541-2288 or
Something for everyone
Bassett Place 6101 Gateway West.
Information: 772-7479 or
The 45th annual Safety Towns five-day classes
are offered 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through
Fridays, through July 29. Registration available
at the Customer Service Center. Graduation
ceremonies are 11 a.m. the final Friday of each
camp. Admission is free.
Baila Conmino Studio will give Zumba
demonstrations beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday,
July 2.
Antonio B Entertainment open mic and
karaoke is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
An Arts and Crafts Fair with local artists,
jewelry and collectibles is Friday through
Sunday, July 15-17, during regular mall hours.
Buster and Clucks hot dog eating contest is 1
p.m. Saturday, July 16, in the Cafe Plaza.
Registration to take through July 12 at Buster
and Cluck during mall hours; participation is
El Paso Parks and Recreations Think Green
recycled art show is Friday, July 22, in front of
Cafe Plaza, following Safety Town graduation.
Dell City bluegrass band The Muletones per-
form 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23.
El Paso Department of Public Health hosts a
vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,
July 23, in front of Kohls.
Acoustic guitar music with Cruz & Nick, aka
Fragile Balance, is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24,
in front of Cafe Plaza.
Zak and Weezie from the PBS series
DragonTales will meet with guests 2 to 4
p.m. Saturday, July 30.
Latinitas The nonprofit dedicated to
empowering Latina youth offers regular cre-
ative expression workshops, exhibits and more.
Information: 219-8554, or latinitas-
High school girls interested in getting pub-
lished in the award-winning digital magazine are invited to attend
weekly writers meetings 4:30 to 6 p.m. every
Wednesday at the Latinitas office, 1359
Lomaland #502.
Multi-media Creative Expression and
Saturday Camps for grades 4-8 are 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9 and Aug. 13, at
Burgess Public Library, 9600 Dyer, and 1 to 3
p.m. Saturday, July 23 and Aug. 27, at Westside
Library, 135 Belvidere.
Chicas Advancing in Media Project work-
shops for teens in grades 9-12 are 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month,
July 2, July 16, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, at EPCC
Valle Verde, A2158.
An Alliance for Latinitas meeting is 6 to 7 p.m.
Monday, July 11 and Aug.1, at The Percolator,
271 N. Stanton. The alliance is made up a com-
munity women to help address issues of young
Hispanas through fundraising events, confer-
ences and scholarship fund and more.
Hispanic chamber of commerce work-
shops El Paso Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, 2401 E. Missouri, host several
informational sessions and workshops each
month. All events at the chamber offices, unless
listed otherwise. Information: 566-4066 or
How to Mobilize Your Home-Based
Business workshop is 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, July 6, at Fort Blisss ACS Building,
1494 Ricker Road. Cost: $10.
Opening Doors to New Opportunities
through Minority Certifications workshops are
10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 8 and July 29,
hosted by El Paso Minority Business Center.
Cost: $20.
A Lets Start Your Business workshop host-
ed by the chambers Womens Business Border
Center is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, in
English and Friday, July 22, in Spanish. Cost:
Show Me the Money Lending Fair is 9 to
11 a.m. Saturday, July 23. Local companies will
be given access to financial opportunities and
resources offered in El Paso. Admission is free.
Free EFT lecture A free introductory
lecture on EFT (Emotional Freedom
Techniques) will be offered at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, and Wednesday, July 13, at
1210 Montana, presented by Drs. Rossanna and
George Massey. EFT is used to resolved the
unhealthy effects of negative emotions, stress
and anger. Information:
A one-day Foundational (Level 1) Workshop
will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday,
July 23; register online at
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Christmas in July Bridge Tournament
The ACBL-sanctioned sectional bridge tour-
nament is Friday though Sunday, July 8-10, at
the Ruidoso Convention Center in Ruidoso.
Play begins at 9 a.m. and 1 and 7 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Fee: $12 per
person, per session ($10 for ACBL members);
$96 per team for Swiss Team event (includes
Sunday lunch). Information: (575) 257-1898 or
Stonewall Gala Rio Grande Adelante
Inc.s 12th annual gala is 6 p.m. Saturday, July
9, at the El Paso Club (top floor Chase Bank),
201 E. Main. Information: 920-4412 or rgade-
State 4-H Conference New Mexico
State University will host more than 300 4-H
students from throughout New Mexico July
11-15, on the NMSU campus. This years
theme is 4-H Live: Rock with the Past, Roll
with the Future. Students compete in a variety
of contests and workshops ranging from live-
stock judging and public speaking to education-
al quiz bowls and consumer products ratings. A
social dance concludes activities. Information:
(575) 646-5204.
Keynote speaker is percussionist Kenya
Masala, who will give an interactive presenta-
Dynamic Women2Women networking
luncheons The Womens Business Border
Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce hosts an informational series to
provide small business owners with a forum to
network, discuss business challenges, and cele-
brate successes 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first
or second Thursday of each month. Everyone
is invited. Admission: $25; includes lunch and
materials. Information/RSVP: 566-4066 or
The July 14 luncheon is at La Hacienda, 9515
Gateway West, with guest speaker Diane De
Hoyos, Director of Purchasing and General
Services at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Document shredding Better Business
Bureau will host free paper shredding event 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Sams Club
Cielo Vista, 7001 Gateway West. Bring up to
three boxes of documents for shredding.
Information: 577-0191.
Shredding will be also be offered 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Sams Club at 11360
Jefferson High School 40th Reunion
The Jefferson Class of 1971 will host its 40th
reunion Saturday, July 16, at Vista Hills
Country Club, 2210 Trawood, with a meet and
greet, 5:30 to 7 p.m. dinner 7:30 to 9 p.m. and
dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. All Jefferson High gradu-
ates and friends invited. Admission: $30.
Information: 526-5514, 422-2972 or
Sol De Oro celebration El Paso
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a
mercado and celebration of El Pasos entrepre-
neurs and local businesses recognized among
the best Hispanic Businesses in the United
States by Hispanic Business Magazine 5:30 to 8
p.m. Thursday, July 21. Admission is free;
RSVP requested. Information: 566-4066 or Business booth displays available for
$75 ($50 members).
Andress High School 50th Anniversary
The school celebrates its 50th anniversary
with a reception, dinner and dance 5 p.m. to
midnight Saturday, July 23, at El Paso
Convention Center. Tickets: $65-$130.
Information: 755-0553 or 355-1645.
High school class reunions, a golf tournament
and other events planned Friday, July 22.
Information/event merchandise available online
Mountain Wellness Experience
Several wellness-based businesses in Ruidoso,
N.M. will host three days of wellness experi-
ences 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday, July 28-30, with lunch at noon daily
at noon. Each day includes speakers, morning
and afternoon sessions. Evening session Friday
at Ruidoso Physical Therapy. Call for details:
(575) 937-0564.
Science Cafe Wyler Aerial Tramway
Interpretive Park Ranger Nancy Scrantino will
discuss wildlife at the only tramway in Texas for
the UTEP Chapter of Sigma Xis monthly casu-
al science discussion event 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, at the Wyler Aerial
Tramway, 1700 McKinley. Admission is free.
RSVP needed as space is limited. Information:
621-2005 or
Science Cafe, hosted by Sigma Xi and El Paso
Water Utilities, is part the Public Understanding
of Science Program, which allows scientists,
engineers and specialists to discuss their work
in casual settings.
Womens Business Symposium El
Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host
this years womens conference, Dancing
Backwards in High Heels, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, at the El Paso Community
College Administrative Services Building, 9050
Viscount, Building A. Tickets: $25.
Sponsorships start at $100. Registration/infor-
mation: 566-4066 or
Sessions include Benchmark Practices for
Your Business, Learning How to
Communicate Effectively, Dressing for
Success, Sexual Harassment, Social Media
Business Tools and more.
Rio Grande Adelante Inc. The organi-
zation serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender
and supportive people in the El Paso region.
Participation is free, unless listed otherwise.
Information: 929-9282 or
A Gay Mens Workshop is 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays. The interactive event focused on
discussions and exercises. Call for details; on-
line registration available.
Last Friday monthly dinner socials are held
each months at various venues and often fea-
ture guest speakers. Everyone is invited; reser-
vations appreciated.
The organization hosts Queer Cinema the
first Friday of each month at the Unitarian-
Universalist Congregation of El Paso, 4425
RGA OUTdoors activities include hiking,
camping and other active events. Call 929-9282
to RSVP.
GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International
Sporting Association) gay sports leagues and
events are also available through the organiza-
tion. Sanctioned leagues now softball, bowling
and a co-ed basketball tournament.
Irvin High Class 45th reunion The
Irvin High School Class of 1966 will host its
45th reunion Oct. 14-16, at Holiday Inn
Airport, 6655 Gateway West. All Irvin High
graduates and friends are invited. Information:
(830) 935-3278 or
Bridge games New, intermediate,
advanced and party bridge players at the Bridge
Center 2216 Yandell (at Cotton). Games times
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are 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Mondays
(beginners and intermediates) and 11 a.m.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $6
per session. Information: 490-0170.
Tembloroso Creative Lab The new
online home base for El Paso visual artists and
musicians features an online store, artist pro-
files, daily blog updates, a calendar of events,
and more. Created by El Pasoans Jim Ward,
Kristine Ward, Armando Alvarez and Brandon
Silverstein. Information:
Violence Against Women Act program
Paso Del Norte Civil Rights Project offers aid
for undocumented women and their children
living in the rural areas around El Paso who are
emotionally, physically or sexually abused. The
program helps them learn to obtain work
authorization, public benefits, and, in some
cases permanent residency. Program is free and
all information in confidential. Information: 532-
3799, 1-888-855-8292 or texascivilrightspro-
For a good cause
Childrens Miracle Network Car Show
The benefit car show is noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, at Cohen Stadium in Northeast
El Paso, for low riders, truck, Euros, hot rods,
motorcycles and classics. Setup for participants
begins at 9 a.m. Registration for participants is
$25. Information: 521-7229 or umcfounda-
To get there: take the Patriot Freeway to the
Diana exit. From Loop 375, turn south on
The show precedes the Diablos game against
the Lincoln Saltdogs at 6:05 p.m.
Crime Stoppers Bowling Tournament
Crime Stoppers of El Paso Inc. annual
Bowling Tournament is 1 p.m. on Saturday, July
9, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano. The tour-
nament is a no tap format (knocking down 9
pins counts as a strike). Silent auction will also
be held. All registered teams receive goodie
bags. Entry fee: $100 per five-person team.
Information: Rosanne Allen, 276-5889.
Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization
bringing together the Community, Law
Enforcement and the media to solve crime.
The tournament is their only major fundraiser
of the year.
Furr Ball The Humane Society of
Ruidosos annual event, Puttin On The Dog,
benefiting the local animal shelter is 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, at the Alto Lakes Country
Club Pavilion, 100 Country Club Drive, in Alto,
N.M. Events include dinner, dancing, live and
silent auctions and more. Jackets required for
men. Tickets: $110 ($1,000 tables).
Information: (575) 257-9841 or furrballorg.
This years Humane-atarian is Hondo ranch-
er and former ABC newsman Sam Donaldson.
Bowl for Kids Sake Big Brothers and
Big Sisters of El Paso will hold its 12th annual
Bowl for Kids Sake noon to 8 p.m. Saturday,
July 23, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano, fea-
turing bowling, entertainment, prizes and
more. Four two-hour bowling sessions sched-
uled. Cost: $60 ($300 for five-person team);
includes bowling, t-shirt and meal. All funds
raised stay in El Paso and go toward making
matches of mentors to at-risk children.
Information: 544-4203 or
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
The 2nd annual community blood drive is
Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, at Cielo
Vista Mall. Local firemen and policemen will be
there helping to recruit blood donors and
donating themselves, and competing for votes.
Information: 544-5422.
Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16
years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in
good health.
Fan Drive for the Elderly El Pasoans
are urged to donate new fans for use by the
elderly or disabled through the summer months
for the annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan
Drive. Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso
fire station, police regional command center or
Sheriffs Office substation. Aged or disable peo-
ple in need of a fan may call 546-2239 or 533-
Dial 211 for the El Paso Extreme Weather
Task Force emergency line.
Fashion Palooza Boys and Girls Clubs of
El Paso will host the gala fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7, at The Garden Restaurant and
Bar, 511 Western, in Union Plaza, with a run-
way back-to-school fashion show, buffet and
dancing to live music by Austin blues/soul band
The Resentments. Tickets: $50 in advance; $65
at the door. Information: 532-7410 or bgcelpa-
The show features models from the Boys and
Girls Club of El Paso and other local youth
organization kids modeling the latest fashions
from JCPenneys.
El Paso Humane Society Regular
adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are
spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and
vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10
for pets four months age or older for city
rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or
Fort Bliss
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must obtain a gate
pass. Drivers license, car insurance and regis-
tration required.
Speed Dating at Fort Bliss - Fort Bliss
hosts speed dating 7 to 9 p.m. the first Friday
of the month (July 1, Aug. 5), at the
Centennial Pub, for singles age 18 and older.
Meet new people through five-minute dates.
The exchange of personal information is com-
pletely voluntary, and participants will be given
a card to keep track of their dates information.
After-party follows with DJ Clarke Darrk.
Walk-in registration also offered 6 p.m.; pre-
registration encouraged as space is limited.
Information/registration: 744-8427.
Fort Bliss Golf Championship The
2011 Post Championship is July 8-10 at
Underwood Golf Club, 3200 Coe, on Fort
Bliss, open to teams consisting of active duty
soldiers at Fort Bliss. Maximum of eight players
per roster; minimum of five players needed to
be eligible for Commanders Cup points. Play
begins at 1 p.m. Friday. Entry deadline is July 5.
Information: 744-5790, 744-5793 or 744-5800.
Dinner on a Dime Financial Readiness
Program at Army Community Service hosts the
monthly class that helps families make pasta,
sauces, appetizers, desserts and more on a
shoestring budget 10 a.m. to noon Thursday,
July 21, at the Milam Youth Activity Center,
10960 Haan Road. The class is free, but pre-
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registration is required. Information/registra-
tion: 569-5365, 568-1132 or
Free child care will be provided for children
registered with Child, Youth and School
Services. Information: 568-1132.
Martini and a Manicure Fort Bliss
MWR will host an evening of pampering for
men and women at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 15,
at the Centennials Sam Adams Brew Pub.
Guests receive one free drink with purchase of
manicure. Cost $10. Information: 744-8427.
Car seat inspection Fort Blisss Army
Community Services Family Advocacy Program
and the El Paso Police Departments Safe
Communities initiative offers free car seat safe-
ty inspection 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July
16, at the Auto Crafts shop in Bldg. 820
Marshall Road. Information: 568-1132.
Survivor Outreach Services The sup-
port group for survivors of fallen soldiers meets
6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Building 2494
Ricker Road on post (Army Community Service
Building). Information: 568-1132 or
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club Rifle and
pistol shooting competitions are held almost
every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun
Club visitors can watch for free, food avail-
able at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there:
Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right.
Information: 568-2983.
Old Fort Bliss Building 5051, corner of
Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The
Old West days of the Soldiers of the Pass are
relived through replicas of the original adobe
fort buildings and military artifacts,
Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Admission:
free. Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information: 568-3137.
Prenatal Yoga classes Bliss MWR hosts
prenatal yoga classes for women throughout
their pregnancy 1:15 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays
at the Stout Physical Fitness Facility. Students
explore poses, breath-work, meditation, and
sound to develop flexibility, calm, enjoyment,
comfort, and confidence during pregnancy and
in preparation for labor and childbirth.
Information: Teia Mack, 744-5785 or
Club news
Woodworkers Club of El Paso The
clubs monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday,
July 5, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building),
with a pattern and template-making demon-
stration by Bob Peticolas, and a show-and-tell
segment for items created by members.
Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.
LAlliance Franaise dEl Paso The
group promotes French culture and offers fran-
cophiles the opportunity to use the French lan-
guage in a variety of activities. Information:
585-1789, 845-6535 or
A Bastille Day celebration is 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, at University Presbyterian
Church, 244 Resler. Reservation deadline is July
7: 833-8705.
The monthly French film showing is at 6 p.m.
Friday, July 29. Information: 845-6535.
The fall French classes begin in September.
Information: Christine, 566-8042.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild The
guilds monthly meeting is 9 a.m. Saturday, July
9, at University Presbyterian Church, 224 N.
Resler. A workshop follows the meeting at 9:30
a.m. This months workshop is on Panel Magic
2, a new way of looking at fabrics. Anyone
interested in quilting is welcome; no experi-
ence needed. Information: Sharon Geddes,
Westside Welcome Club The group is
open to both newcomers and long-time resi-
The clubs summer lunch is 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 14, at Great American Land and
Cattle Company, 701 S. Mesa Hills. Participants
will order from menu. Reservations deadline is
July 8. Reservations: 740-9725.
Junior Womans Club of El Paso The
clubs first general meeting is 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 16, at the Womans Club club-
house, 1400 N. Mesa. Anyone interested in
learning what the club does for the community
may attend; the club is open to all women age
21 and older. Information: 532-6131.
El Paso Christian Womens Connection
The group hosts its Hooray for the Red,
White and Blue luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19, at El Paso Radisson Hotel,
1770 Airway, with inspirational speaker Andie
OLeary and a presentation of this months out-
reaches, Family First/Hands of Hope. Breads by
Barbara will be featured. Reservation deadline
is July 13. Cost: $13 (cash or check only).
Information/reservations: 598-0811.
El Paso Quilters Association The
association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July
21, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155
Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilting may
attend. Admission is free. Information: 592-
4655 or 851-3145.
ElPasoMommies The new online com-
munity hosts its monthly
meet-n-greet for mothers in the El Paso region
10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 23, at
Kinleys House Coffee, 2231 N. Mesa. New
members welcome; moms may come with or
without their kids. Admission is free.
The community is for all moms, grandmas,
expecting moms and includes play dates,
moms events, private message boards and
Macintosh Users Group The El Paso
Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone
interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The
groups monthly meeting and demonstration is
9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the
month at St. Pauls Lutheran Church basement,
1000 Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free
for visitors. Information: 566-2201, 564-5906
Tuesday Knitting Group The group
for knitters and crocheters meets for knitting
get-togethers 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays (and 1 to 5
p.m. Thursdays) at Mayaluna Yarns in Placita
Santa Fe on Doniphan. Bring a favorite project,
knit or crochet project. Admission is free.
Information: 585-7779.
ADP El Paso Toastmasters Club The
Club meets 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, at ADP,
1851 Resler Drive. The club is a learn-by-
doing workshop in which participants hone
their speaking and leadership skills in a com-
fortable, friendly atmosphere. Small member-
ship fee with enrollment. Information: 541-
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Amateur Radio Clubs Two
amateur/Ham radio clubs meet monthly in El
Sun City Amateur Radio Club (ARC)
Business meetings for this Ham Radio club are
7 p.m. the first Friday of the month, with pro-
gram nights 7 p.m. the third Friday of the
month at 3709 Wickham. Information: 585-
8132, or
El Paso Amateur Radio Club Meetings are
8 p.m. the second and fourth Friday of the
month at 2100 San Diego. Information: or
Individuals interested in earning a Ham Radio
license may contact either club. Morse Code is
no longer required for operators.
Bridge leagues Duplicate bridge events
are hosted every day except Saturday, at
Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East
Yandell. Duplicate bridge events are hosted
everyday except Thursday and Saturday.
Admission: $5. Information: 544-6565 or elpa- Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-
0371 or Steve Nordberg, 833-5915.
International Coin Club El Pasos only
coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first
Monday of the month at Travelodge-La
Hacienda, 6400 Montana. Meetings include
educational presentations and an auction of
materials submitted by members. Visitors
always welcome, and admission free for first-
time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or 526-
Project Linus The charitable group which
has donated thousands blankets and quilts to
seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the
El Paso area meets 9:30 to 11 a.m. the first
Saturday of each month at University
Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Knitters, cro-
cheters, quilters sewers and non-sewers wel-
come. Donations of yarn, cloth and other sup-
plies welcome. Information: Annette Wooters,
474-2845, or elpaso-
Singles in the Son - The group develops
friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to
45. All denominations are welcome.
Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-
1997 or
Yarn Addicts The crochet guild meets at
7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at
Royal Estates, 435 S. Mesa Hills Drive.
Meetings include speakers, stitch of the month
lessons, free yarn to create items for charitable
organizations. Lessons may be arranged.
Knitters welcome. Annual dues: $12 (first
meeting free). Information: 584-2243.
Area attractions
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
The copper-domed casino offers slot machines,
and video-machine versions of poker, keno and
other games. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. Lounge is open, with live
entertainment and dancing, until 2 a.m. week-
ends. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. every-
day. General admission and parking are free.
Information: (575) 874-5200.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from
I-10, go south (left turn coming from
Downtown) and follow the signs.
Wet N Wild Waterworld The water
park is at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10
at Exit 0). Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Tickets: $19,95 ( $13.95 seniors;
$17.95 ages 4-12; $2.95 ages 1-3). Information:
886-2222 or
The Elektro Bash all-ages dance and music
event 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, with eight of the
areas top deejays. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15
at the gate, plus service charge. Advance tickets
at All That Music and Headstand in El Paso and
The Gen in Las Cruces.
The Cumbia Festival is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, with headliner Los Angeles de
Charly. Tickets: $20.99 (includes park admis-
Western Playland The amusement park
is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M.
across from the racetrack. Tickets: $16.70, plus
tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission;
free non-rider passes for ages 2 and younger
and age 60 and older, includes train and sky
ride admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.
Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplay- Take Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10.
July hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and
Monday, July 4, and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Independence Day Fireworks are Monday,
July 4, at 9:30 p.m.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center 305
Yaya Road, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta
Mission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. The center features a museum
on the Tigua tribe. Admission is free.
Information: 859-7700 or
Native American Dances are performed 11:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every weekend. Fresh
Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also
offers family-operated gift shops, feature jewel-
ry, pottery and other crafts.
Mount Cristo Rey The four-story-tall
statue of Christ on the cross tops the moun-
tain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland
Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas
and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor
Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off
McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park.
Because of safety concerns, people are
advised to hike only in groups. The best time to
hike is when volunteers are working on trail
maintenance, usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.
Information: 252-9840.
La Via Winery New Mexicos oldest
winery is just across the state line from El Paso,
at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of
Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
The tasting room and patio are open for sales
and tasting of wines from 12 to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Tuesday (closed
Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is
offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the
$10 fee includes tasting.
Music On the Patio with Live by Request
is 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected Saturdays and
Sundays through September. (See music listing
for schedule).
The 11th annual country picnic is noon to 6
p.m. Monday, July 4, featuring Live By Request.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, water, soda, wine and
wine margaritas for sale, tents and tables set
up, croquet, badminton and a water slide.
Attendees may bring their own picnic and lawn
chairs (no coolers or pets).
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Licon Dairy The dairys gift shop popular
for its homemade asadero cheese products is
located at 11951 Glorietta Road in San Elizario
and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. The dairy also features an exten-
sive petting zoo and regularly-stocked fishing
hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge
for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or
San Elizario Historic District The dis-
trict at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the
Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven
artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the
Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales
Museum and the Veterans Museum. Most loca-
tions open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041,
594-8424 or
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of
17 historical sites also offered, including the
Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy
the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old
Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more.
Free guides available at all galleries and muse-
Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in
Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tast-
ings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
Information: 877-4544 or
Free Music Sundays are 1 to 4 p.m. selected
Sundays featuring local talent including James
Springer, Julio Ortiz, Dan Lambert, Greg
Gonzalez, Carolyne of Liquid Skin, and Dusty
Low. Bring a picnic.
All phone numbers listed are in Juarz.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte Av.
Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf. Information:
1730300 or
The Third Juarez Art Show begins at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 1, on the upper level at the Gallery,
with several of the citys most recognized
artists: Antonio Ochoa, Candido Valadez,
Bandido, Cecilia Suarez, Gabriel Diaz,
Gildalorena Martinez, Hogla Liset Olivas, Jaime
Romero,Julia de la Rua, Leticia Diaz,Luz Galvan,
Manuel Pia,Miguel Angel Moreno, Patricia
Beckmann, Pedro Francisco Rodriguez, Sara
Laguera, Tomas Teran and Veronica Leiton.
Admission is fee. Cocktails served.
The play Divirtamonos mi amor (Lets Have
Fun My Love) will be presented at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Tuesday, July 5, with the national actors
Sebastian Ruli, Mariana Seoane, Alexis Ayala,
Adriana Fonseca and Manuel Landeta. Tickets
are 220 to 550 pesos, sold at the box office and
Don Boleton, 613444 or
The play Agnes of God is at 7 and 9:30
p.m. Monday, July 11, with well-known actors
Jacqueline Andere, Raquel Olmedo and
Angelique Boyer. Tickets are 275 to 440 pesos,
sold at the box office and Don Boleton.
Centro Internacional de Comercio y
Convenciones Calle Henry Dunant,
Anillo Envolvente, Zona Pronaf (across from
the Red Cross). Los Santaneros (formerly La
Sonora Santanera) and the Perez Prado
Orchestra perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1.
Admission is 100 pesos in advance (at the box
office and Don Boleton, 6144444 or donbole-, 150 pesos day of show.
Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park
(next to the Bridge of the Americas).
Information: 611-1048.
The group exhibit Graphic Expression
opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, featuring
graphic works by Alfredo Espinoza, Antonio
Ochoa, Arturo Damasco, Candido Valadez, Elel
Parra, Michelle Paez, Erika Ortegon and Olga
Daniela Guerra.
Arte en el Parque is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday,
July 30. Childrens activities, cultural bazar,
foods and drinks and continuous entertainment.
Headline entertainment is the Triciclo Circus
Band. Admission is 40 pesos (30 pesos for ages
3-11; under 3 free).
Cafebreria Anillo envolvente Prona and
Coyorcan (orange building across from Museo
INBA). The coffee/book shop promotes local
arts and literature. Information: 6116541 or
The Three Centuries, Three Celebrations
comittee presents the lecture La Insurgenta
at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, about a female hero
during the fight for Mexican Independence.
Alianza Francesa de Cd. Jurez Calle
Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio
Ramirez). Information: : 639 11 00/01 or ciu-
Bastille Day festivities begin at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14. Barbecue offered. The pub-
lic is invited; bring beverages. Admission is free.
Museo de INBA Circuito Jose Reyes
Estrada, Zona Pronaf. The museums expensive
renovation is nearly finished, with a grand re-
opening to be scheduled. Information: 616-
7414. Un dia en el museo (A Day at the
Museum) is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July
16 in the promenade area. Guided tours, pup-
pets, childrens classes and other activities.
Poliforo Juan Gabriel Av. Heroico
Colegio Militar across from the Benito Jurez
soccer stadium. Jenni Rivera, with her band and
mariachi, brings her La Gran Seora tour to
Jurez at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Opening
acts: Rogelio Hernandez and Nortea Banda,
and Los Vagos de Jurez. Tickets are 250 and
300 pesos in advance, 400 at the door;
reserved seats are 800, 1,000 and 1,200 pesos;
sold through the box office, Don Boleton,
Sounds and Holiday Inn Express in Jurez.
Rivera has sold more than 20 million copies
worldwide, with her 2008 self-titled CD mak-
ing No. 1 on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart.
Her latest release is En Vivo desde
Indios Soccer The pro soccer team hosts
home games at Estadio Benito Jurez, Av.
Heroico Colegio Militar and Panama.
Information: 6181824 or Next
home game is at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30,
against the Dorados of Sinaloa.
Por Amor al Arte The radio show,
covering all aspects of the arts in Jurez, airs 3
to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show
includes music, interviews, reviews of events,
recommendations of books and movies, con-
ducted by Hogla Lizet Olivas with Alex Briseo
and Eduardo Cruz. Information:
Jurez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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For event tickets sold through Ticketmaster,
call 1-800-745-3000 or go to
The UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234.
Pan Am Center Box Office is (575) 646-1420.
Many clubs sell tickets through
Service charges may be added to listed prices.
Steel Magnolia The winning duo of
CMTs Can You Duet performs a summer
concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Ruidoso
Downs Race Track and Casino in Ruidoso
Downs, N.M. Tickets start at $25. Information:
(575) 378-4431 or
Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, part-
ners both on and off stage, released their first
single, Keep On Lovin You in 2009, and the
Steel Magnolia album earlier this year.
Red, White and Aoki Electronica
house musician Steve Aoki performs at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, at The Garden, 511 Western, in
Union Plaza. Tickets: $29; available online at Information: 920-9180.
A cookout with food and Grey Goose vodka
is 7 to 9 p.m.
Alan Iglesias and Crossfire The
Loving Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn and
Double Trouble performs a dinner show
Friday, July 8, at Sunland Park Racetrack &
Casino, Signature Showroom. Doors open at
6:15 p.m. with dinner 6:30 to 8 p.m. and show
at 8 p.m. Admission is $30 ($220 table for 8).
Information: (575) 874-5200.
Cass McCombs Ballroom Marfa and the
Marfa Book Company presented the enigmatic
songwriter live 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 8,
at the Crowley Theater, with opening act Pink
Nasty. McCombs will perform songs from his
recent album Wits End and other works.
National Public Radio recently selected his
County Line as their Song of the Day.
Tickets: $10. Information/tickets: (432) 729-
3600 or
Elektro Bash Mid-Summer Pool
Party South Beat presents an all-ages dance
and music event 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the
wave pool at Wet-N-Wild Waterworld, I-10
Exit 0 in Anthony, Texas, with eight of the
areas top deejays: DJ Lady Lola, DJ FNA, Pimp
Tigers, DJ Metronix, DJ Technotics, DJ Mock
The Zuma, Bullet Proof Tiger and DJ Fore.
Event takes place rain or shine. Tickets: $10 in
advance; $15 at the gate, plus service charge.
Advance tickets at All That Music and
Headstand in El Paso and The Gen in Las
Cruces. Information: 630-2206 or
The Temptations The legendary
Motown group performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
and Friday, July 14-15, at UTEPs Magoffin
Auditorium, with original band member Otis
Williams. Tickets: $37 and $42, plus service
fees. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
Created by one of musics greats, Berry
Gordy, The Temptations quickly became a
household name with their first hit The Way
You Do the things You Do followed by hits like
My Girl, Since I Lost My Baby, Get Ready,
Aint Too Proud to Beg, Beauty is only Skin
Deep and I Wish It Would Rain. Later hits
were I Cant Get Next to You and Papa Was
a Rolling Stone.
Barney Live Birthday Bash! Barney
and Friends bring two performances to El Paso
at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at
Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $15 and
$20, plus service charge. A limited number of
$30 Gold Circle Seats and $55 Dino Seats avail-
able (Ticketmaster). Dino Seats feature VIP
seating and a pre-show Meet & Greet with
Barney. Information: 231-1100.
The loveable, huggable dinosaurs new inter-
active concert party tour invites the audience
to celebrate with Barney on his birthday with
more than 25 sing-along tunes including
favorites, such as Mr. Knickerbocker, Dino
Dance, Baby Bop Hop, Rock n Roll Star
and more.
Josh Abbott The Texas country musician
known for his song Shes Like Texas and
more performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at
Whiskey Dicks, 580 George Dieter. Tickets:
$12 ages 21 and older; $22 ages 18-20.
Available at Information: 921-
Marco Antonio Solis and & Ana
Gabriel The Latin pop stars perform at 8
p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50
and $125, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
Michael Bubl The top-selling crooners
Crazy Love Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16,
at UTEPs Don Haskins Center, in support of
his No. 1 release, Crazy Love. Bubl has
been called one of the most likeable perform-
ers on Earth and has performed for over half a
million fans this year. Tickets: $49.50 to $85,
plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Angelica Maria y Armando Manzanero
The Latin music stars perform at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $30-$75, plus service charge.
Tejano Legends The Tex-Mex music
style tour benefiting the Frontline Faith Project
is 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Plaza
Theatre in downtown El Paso. Featured per-
formers are former Tejano Music Male Vocalist
of the Year Jimmy Edward, Johnny Hernandez,
the Bob Gallarza Orchestra. Opening acts are
local favorite Chuy Flores and Rhapsody.
Tickets: $20 and $55, plus service charge.
Blue Man Group - Broadway El Paso pres-
ents the eclectic, eccentric musical trio 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Plaza Theatre,
rescheduled from April 27. Tickets: $35, $60
and $70, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster)
ABBA The Concert Lola Productions
and UTEP presents the tribute to the legendary
pop group 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
Sept. 14-15, at UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium.
The concert celebrates Swedens most famous
band in a 90-minute musical extravaganza
showcasing the group that has sold more than
370 million records worldwide. Tickets: $35
and $40, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
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Iyengar Yoga classes also offered
6-7:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
at Champion Dance Studio,
12410 Montwood.
Westside Studio, 111 Rio Flor
(off North Mesa 1 block past Thunderbird)
Summcr Scsson Classcs
Throuch VcJs. /uc. 31
Iyengar Yoga (levels 1-2)
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays
9-10:30 a.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
6-7:30 p.m.
10-11:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
Advanced Yoga (levels 2-3)
Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
Drop-in fee/$10 6 classes/$50
12 classes/$100 24 classes/$110
Unlimited classes each session/$120
Classes are free to active duty military.
Ursula, 778-3542 or Jean, 591-3634
Please see Page 16
Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy
Tales The Disney family brings the time-
less stories of Cinderella, Snow White and The
Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and The Beast to the
stage Sept. 16-18, at Abraham Chavez
Theatre, Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday, and 1 and
4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $18 and
$40, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Santana Guitar legend Carlos Santana
brings his Soul of Collective Consciousness
Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,
at UTEPs Don Haskins Center, with special
guest Michael Franti and Spearhead. Tickets:
$47.50, $57.50 and $67.50, $50 and $60, plus
service charge and 50 Milagro Charity charge.
Israel Houghton The Dove Award-win-
ning gospel singer performs Sunday, Sept. 25,
at Harvest Christian Center, 1345 Export.
Information: 585-9934 or harvestchristiancen-
KC and the Sunshine Band The disco-
era legends from Miami perform Friday, Sept.
30, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets:
$25.50, $35.50, $45.50 and $50.50, plus serv-
ice charge. (Ticketmaster).
Enrique Iglesias The Latin superstar
brings his Euphoria Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, at UTEPs Don Haskins
Center, with special guests Pitbull and Prince
Royce. Tickets: $12.75-$92.75, plus service
charge. (Ticketmaster).
Shrek the Musical The Broadway
series opens with the family hit musical based
on the animated film at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
25, at the Plaza Theatre. (Ticketmaster). Ticket
information: 231-1111 or
Yo Gabba Gabba Live DJ Lance Rock
and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba bring their
all new show Its Time to Dance state-of-the-
art production with music, singing, dancing and
animation to El Paso at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
29, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, with Hip Hop
legend Biz Markie and Razzle Dazzle Gabba
favorite Leslie hall. Tickets: $23 and $40, plus
service charge; all children age 1 and older
require ticket (Ticketmaster). VIP packages
available at
Dave Koz A Smooth Jazz Christmas
The Grammy-nominated saxophonist and El
Paso favorite presents his 14th annual
Christmas show Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Plaza
Theatre, with guests saxophonist Candy Dulfer,
singer-guitarist Jonathan Butler and trumpeter
Rick Braun. Tickets on sale Nov. 5.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
The Moscow Ballet presents the 17th anniver-
sary of this holiday classic at 4 and 8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23, at the Plaza Theatre, premier-
ing critically acclaimed Alexandra Elagina and
Andre Ustimov as Masha and the Nutcracker
Prince in their Western debut. Tickets: $28,
$36 and $88, plus service charge
(Ticketmaster). Group discounts available.
Wicked The Broadway blockbuster that
reveals the untold story of the Oz witches
comes to El Paso Feb. 1-12, 2012, at the Plaza
Theatre. Group tickets available to purchase in
spring of 2011. Reservations for groups of 20
or more: 231-1111. Information: wickedthemu-
Venues & series
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
- 122 S. Old Pueblo Road. Ages 18 and older
welcome; 16 and older for outdoor shows.
Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or Julys headliners begin at 9
p.m. with opening acts at 7 p.m. Fireworks fol-
low at 10 p.m. all four days.
Friday, July 1 - Tesla with opening act
Cowboys from Hell.
Saturday, July 2 - Cinderella with opening act
Cowboys from Hell.
Sunday, July 3 - Jackyl with opening act
Monday, July 4 - Buckcherry with opening
act Adema.
Metallica Tribute The One precedes
Sundays and Mondays performances. Call for
Other upcoming shows:
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6
Chippendales (indoors).
Thursday, Sept. 15 Patrulla 81
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 Mariachi
Monumental, Beatriz Adriana and Intocable
Saturday, Sept. 17 Bronco
Low Brow Palace 112 Robinson. Tickets
available on line at Information:
443-8464. The Atlanta-based indie band
OBrother performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.
Tickets: $8.
Club 101 1148 Airway. Advance tickets
for most events available at Club 101, All That
Music, Psycha and online at,
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-2101
Richie Hawtin The electronic musician/DJ
performs 9 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Tickets: $21.
Unearth The metal band performs at 6
p.m. Wednesday, July 6, with guests Turbid
North, Triumph Over Shipwreck, Limerance
and Aura Lynn. Tickets: $15.
Dayglow Escape Reality Tour The
worlds largest paint party featuring
Starkillers from the Devil Acapulco and David
Solano is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Tickets: $20.
Bury Your Dead The metalcore bands
Over The Limit II Tour is 5 p.m. Sunday, July
12, with guests Evergreen Terrace, For the
Fallen Dreams, In the Midst of Lions, Thick as
Blood, Hundredth, Betrayal and
Murderdeathkill. Tickets: $16 in advance.
Hernan Cattaneo The Argentine DJ per-
forms at 9 p.m. Friday, July 22. Tickets: $16.
Zoe The Mexican alternative band per-
forms at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets: $35.
Hard Summer Tour The electronic music
tour is 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, with Digitalism
Live, Jack Beats, Caspa and Destructro.
Tickets: $21.
House of Rock East 8838 Viscount.
Tickets are $10, unless listed otherwise; avail-
able online at
Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers The
former member of Arizonas Refreshments
brings his new band to El Paso at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6, with special guests Next 2
The Tracks. Clyne will perform song from his
bands new CD as well as Refreshments hits.
When in Rome U.K. The British new
wave trio known for their hit The Promise
perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24,
with original vocalists Andrew Mann and Clive
Farringon. Guest artist is Christopher Anton,
formerly of Information Society. Tickets: $10.
Coming in the fall is the legendary rock band
U.F.O.s World Tour 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, featuring Phil Moog, Paul
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Raymond, Andy Parker and Vinnie Moore.
Tickets: $20 in advance from All that Music and
the Headstand: $25 day of show.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts
Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12
miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Free public
guided tours are 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays (except show dates). Information:
(575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or
An Evening With Pat Boone The pop leg-
end performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Boone
has 54 hit singles and was listed on the pop
music charts every day for four consecutive
years in the late 1950s. Only Elvis Presley out-
sold him at the time. Tickets: $76 and $79.
A pork roast buffet precedes the show at 6
p.m. in the lobby. Cost: $20.
Jan & Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence
and the Surf City All Stars One of the found-
ing fathers of surf music and his band performs
at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8. In the early 1960s, Jan
and Dean had 16 Top 40 hits including the first
surf song to ever hit No. 1, Surf City.
Other hits include Dead Mans Curve, Little
Old Lady from Pasadena, Honolulu Lulu and
more. Tickets: $66 and $69.
A tilapia beach buffet precedes the show at 6
p.m. in the lobby. Cost: $20.
Missoula Childrens Theatres Pinochio
The annual young peoples week-long theatre
workshop performance is 7 p.m. Friday, July
15, featuring a cast of 60-plus area children age
6 to 16. Tickets: $15 ($7 children).
Auditions for the show are 9 a.m. Monday,
July 11. There is no charge to participate.
Shine On! The benefit show for Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Lincoln County is 2 and
8 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Tickets: $38 matinee;
$45 evening show.
Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival This
years annual festival performances are
Saturday, July 30, featuring Van Cliburn
International Competition finalist Di Wu at 2
p.m. and The Linden String Quartet at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49 ($15 students).
The Fabulous Fling reception is 5 p.m. fol-
lowed by a painted violin auction. Cost: $30.
Ronnie Milsap The country star with more
than 40 No. 1 hits performs two shows at 2
and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets: $76 and
$79. A BBQ brisket buffet precedes the show
at 6 p.m. in the lobby. Cost: $20.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and
Casino Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8
p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Prices listed
do not include service charge. (Ticketmaster)
Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemoun-
The Four Tops The Motown legends per-
form at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10. Among their
many hits are Baby, I Need Your Lovin and I
Cant Help Myself. Tickets: $20-$60.
Gabriel Iglesias The fluffy comic and
regional favorite performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27. Tickets: $25-$100.
Chicago The classic rock band performs
at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. Hits include
Make Me Smile, 25 or 6 to 4, Colour My
World, Saturday in the Park and many more.
Tickets: $40-$150.
Merle Haggard The original Okie from
Muskogee performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug.
14. Tickets: $25-$100.
Sawyer Brown The country group per-
forms a Labor Day weekend show at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2. Tickets: $25.
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July 08 - King Octopus
English/Spanish Rock
July 15 - Locomotion
Pop, Jazz, R&B, Latin Flavor
July 22 - Border City Band
Motown, Latino/Cumbias
July 29 - Dusty Low
Border Country
August 19 - Sobredosis del Sabor
Salsa / Merengue
August 26 - Red City Blue
Rock / Alternative
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Once Upon A Time Artistic Stylz
Dance Studios summer recital is 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 2, at Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, under the direc-
tion of Amanda Heredia. Student dancers age 3
to 16 perform styles ranging from ballet, jazz,
Hawaiian and hip-hop choreographed to
Disney music. Admission: $10 ($8 ages 3-12).
Information: 355-4235 or
Arabesque 2011 Snake Charmer and the
Belly Dancer present the gala show featuring
Karen Barbee at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the
Scottish Rite Theater, 301 Missouri. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20
at the door; available at Bedazzled, lower level
of Sunland Park Mall or via Pay Pal. Information:
740-4919 or
Workshops with Barbee are 10 a.m. to noon
and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 9-
10, at 5380 N. Mesa. Information:
Dancing in the City The City of El Paso
Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and
Conventions and Visitors Bureau present the
outdoor dance concerts 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays
through July 30, at Arts Festival Plaza, featur-
ing local and regional performers. Dance lesson
precedes the event at 7 p.m. Beverages and
food available for purchase; no outside food or
drinks permitted. No performances July 2 and
16. Admission: $6 ($10 couples); available at
the door. Information: 541-4481.
July 9 Ivon Ulibarri & Caf Mocha
July 23 Hillside Gamblers (rockabilly)
July 30 Havana Son (authentic Cuban
Sisters of the Veil The El Paso belly
dance troupe with Kareesha, Ileana, Casey,
Farasha, Sheena, Kahramen and more perform
weekly shows at various area restaurants.
Information: 474-2739 or
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Doner Kebab
Shop, 4028 Dyer
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Al-
Zaituna Restaurant, 4172 N Mesa.
7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at Dominics Italian
Restaurant, 6901 Montana.
The Art of Belly Dance Snake
Charmer & The Belly Dancer will host dinner
shows with different belly dancers from around
the region at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, at Bridges
Bistro (formerly Shiraz), 400 Montana.
Information/reservations: 351-6555 or
Belly dance classes Kareesha Willow,
who has more than 10 years teaching experi-
ence, hosts belly dance classes for all levels 7 to
8 p.m. Tuesdays at El Paso Conservatory of
Dance, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H.
Information: 585-6825 or
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Music Under the Stars The 28th sum-
mer concert series, presented by the El Paso
Museums and Cultural Affairs Department,
continues 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, through
Aug. 14, at the Chamizal National Memorial
amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is
free. Information: 541-4481, 532-7273 or elpa-
Grills permitted in park, but not within the
amphitheater. No alcohol, glass containers, or
pets. No smoking in bowl area. Free park-and-
ride shuttles available from El Paso Zoo to
Chamizal and depart regularly 6:30 to 10 p.m.
July 3 El Paso Wind Symphony (See sepa-
rate listing)
July 10 Subrosa Union (pop/reggae)
July 17 Delta Nove (funk/Brazilian)
July 24 Rupa & the April Fishes (world
July 31 Brass Monkey Brass Band
Aug. 7 The Royalty (pop/rock) and DNA
(Spanish Rock)
Aug. 14 Dave Matthews Tribute Band.
Electric Edric Project The new musical
ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July
2, at The Lodge at Cloudcroft, N.M. 601
Corona Place, as part of the Flickinger Centers
Summer Concert Series. The group performs
classical to big band as well as sounds of the
50s and 60s, and more. General admission:
$10. Information: (575) 682-2566.
Wind Symphony July 4th Celebration
The El Paso Wind Symphony, will perform
patriotic music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at
the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater.
A fireworks show follows the concert.
Presented by the Museum and Cultural Affairs
Department of the City of El Paso. Admission is
free. Information: 541-4481 or 532-7273.
Sundays Under the Stars Inn of the
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts free
concerts and movies on the lawn Sundays dur-
ing the summer months, weather permitting.
Bring lawn chair or blanket. Information: 1-
800-545-9011 or
Live entertainment begins at 6 p.m. (movies
begin afterward at sunset).
July 3 Fast Forward
July 10 Johnny & the Crashers
July 17 The Mixx Band
July 24 Jaron Bell
July 31 Jace N Lee
Aug. 7 Sam I Am
Mike Gilman The local guitarist performs
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the Black Box
Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall in Las
Cruces. Gilman plays oldies from the 1950s and
60s. Tickets: $10 at the door.
Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223.
Outdoor Concerts at the Plaza
Singer Kristen Moreno concludes the City
Parks & Recreation Departments free family-
oriented summer lunchtime concert series
noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at San
Jacinto Plaza, 111 Mills, Downtown.
Information: 252-9031 or 240-3310.
Nosotros CD release The band that
started in Las Cruces returns to the Rio Grande
Theatre, 211 N. M Main, Las Cruces, at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 8, to celebrate the release of their
new EP, Ver El Sol. Tickets are $10.
Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Nosotros began as a local guitar trio in 1994,
but has since added members, relocated to
Albuquerque and racked up the awards. The
ensemble combines Latin rhythms with the ele-
ments of flamenco, jazz, salsa and rock.
Jh413 The local Christian band performs at
6 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Coronado Baptist
Church, 501 Thunderbird (at Shadow
Mountain), with guest Rog North and his
Standin on the Rock band. The bands debut
single is I Will. Admission is free. Information:
401-0413, or
Melodies at the Park El Paso Parks
and Recreations free outdoor music concerts
are Sundays twice monthly during the summer
months at various city parks. All performances
begin at 7 p.m. Information: Eliseo Duran, 252-
9031 or Sandy Rodriguez, 240-3310.
July performers are Starliners and Fahrenheit
162 (July 10) at San Jacinto Park, 111 Mills, and
Billy Townes (with Kristen Moreno at intermis-
sion) (July 24) at Memorial Parks Reserve
Area, 3100 Copper.
Music in the Park The Las Cruces sum-
mer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays through
Aug. 28. No pets allowed. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 541-2200 or
July concerts at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada.
July 10 The AC Band (country rock) and
Reeling in the Years (70s-90s retro)
July 17 Youth Day celebrating teen per-
formers with The Plateros with 18 year old
Levi Platero on guitar, and Regardless with 13
to 17 years olds.
July 24 Cadillac Kings (country, swing,
blues) and Desertwind Band (C&W, R&R),
Las Cruces, NM
July 31 Sons of the Rio Grande(country)
and Kenny Arroyos (country poet/singer)
Every Other Tuesday Doa Ana Arts
Council musical performances 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las
Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575)
523-6403 or
July 12 Squeaky Wheel
July 26 Mariachi Sueos.
Howling Coyote The open mic for musi-
cians, poets, writers, storytellers and perform-
ance artists is 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at First
Christian Church, 1809 El Paseo, Las Cruces,
across from Las Cruces High School. Performer
sign-up is 6:30 p.m. Coffee and light snacks
provided. Admission is free. Information: Bob
Burns, (575) 525-9333 or (915) 799-5684.
The event moves to the Rio Grande Theatre
beginning Friday, Aug. 5.
Bluegrass Festival The 16th annual festi-
val is 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the
Weed Community Center in Weed, N.M. The
event offers continuous live music, food, arts
and crafts, plus entertainment for kids. Master
of Ceremonies is Kim Chesser, with featured
bands Coyote Crossing, Blue Sky Country,
Simple Gifts, Texas Country, Duke City
Swampcoolers, Vintage and Muddy River String
Band. Portion of proceeds benefit H.B. Newel
Scholarship Fund. Admission: $12 (children
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admitted free). Information: (575) 687-3104 for
(575) 687-4388.
A Bluegrass gospel devotional service is 9 a.m.
Sunday, July 17. Admission is free.
To get there: take Hwy 130, turn right at
Cloudcroft, and follow the signs to Weed,
which is 23 miles southeast of Cloudcroft.
Rock The Fort Drowning Pool headlines
Fort Bliss MWRs summertime concert extrava-
ganza Saturday, July 16, at Biggs Park, featuring
live bands, a beer garden, food and drink ven-
dors and a car and bike show. Other musical
guests include Austin-based metalcore band
Powerburn, El Pasos Outbreak and country
music artist Larry Bagby. Fireworks follow the
concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; no out-
side food and beverages, glass containers, cool-
ers or pets allowed. Gates open at 3 p.m.
Admission is free; $10 for beer garden admis-
sion (21 and older only). Information: 569-
6774, 568-2074 or
Drowning Pool, best known for their hit like
Bodies and 37 Stitches, has toured over-
seas to perform for troops in South Korea and
Guantanamo Bay.
Blues Before Sunset (The History of
Blues) El Paso Friends of Jazz Society pres-
ents a performance by Austin Jimmy Murphy
Quintet and special guest vocalist ShaVonne
Williams at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at The
Philanthropy Theatre in the Plaza Theatre
annex, performing Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds benefit the societys education pro-
grams. Tickets: $25. Information: 321-JAZZ.
Murphy will provide a history of the blues
through various musical stylings. He will be
joined by JoDavid Reyes on drums and percus-
sion, Juan Tarrin on bass, Fernando Lechuga on
piano, Conrad Pussman on harmonica, and
ShaVonne Williams will be the guest vocalist.
Music by Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Willie
Dixon, Little Walter, and Austin Jimmy Murphy
will be showcased.
Kern Place Music in the Park The
Kern Place Association presents The Bird Dogs
7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 23, as part of its
summer-long music series in Madeline Park,
900 Baltimore. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or
picnic basket. Admission is free. Information:
Steve Smith and Chris Sanders with
Hard Road The bluegrass musicians and
his band perform their annual benefit concert
for KRWG radio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23,
at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown
Mall, in Las Cruces, featuring Bill Evans on
banjo, Tim May on guitar and Nate Lee on fid-
dle. Tickets: $15 in advance ($7.50 age 12 and
younger); $20 at the door ($10 age 12 and
younger). Information: (575) 646-2222 or
Midsummer Music Laura Tate
Goldman and Dan Lamberts Trio perform a
dinner concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28,
at The Magic Pan, 5034 Doniphan. Cost:
$34.95 (includes dinner, dessert and concert).
Information/reservations: 581-2121.
Cool Canyon Nights The summer
series of free outdoor concerts are Thursdays
through Aug. 11 at McKelligon Canyon, spon-
sored by Townsquare Media and the El Paso
Convention and Performing Arts Centers. All
performances on the theaters Main Stage,
unless otherwise listed. Information: 544-9550,
231-1100 or
July 7 Asi (Tejano)
July 14 The Lovelys (rock/funk)
July 21 Altarmotive (modern alternative).
Joe Barron Band will perform on the patio.
July 28 Fungi Mungle (70s funk/rock)
Aug. 4 Bill Townes (jazz). April Ticket
(jazz) will perform on the patio.
Aug. 11 Radio La Chusma (Latin
Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival The
7th annual event is Saturday, July 30, at The
Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts on
Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles
north of downtown Ruidoso). Tickets: $49 per
concert ($15 students). Tickets available for
order via the Spencer Theater, 1-888-818-7872
This years performances are Van Cliburn
International Competition finalist Di Wi at 2
p.m. and The Linden String Quartet, grand
prize winners of the Fischoff National Chamber
Music Competition, at 8 p.m. Pre-concert talks
are 45-minutes prior to each performance with
Dr. Larry Wolz.
The Fabulous Festival Fling fundraising
reception is 5 p.m. Friday before the concert in
the theaters Crystal Lobby, followed by a
painted violin auction. Tickets: $30 (auction
attendance is free).
Hawaiian Dinner and Dance First
Presbyterian Church hosts its dinner and dance
6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the churchs
Community Hall, 1340 Murchison, with music
by Azucar. Admission: $20 per couple.
Information: 533-8005 or
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Live music is offered 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays
and Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays in
the Franklins Lounge. No cover. Information:
(575) 874-5200.
Disco with local DJs is 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Sundays. Karaoke offered with Rock The
House 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Thursday.
Weekly winners receive gift bag with prizes.
Battle on the Border local band competitions
are 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays.
Friday, July 1 Skarabajo
Saturday, July 2 Asi
Sunday, July 3 Mariachi Tapatio.
Friday, July 8 Destiny
Saturday, July 9 Exito
Sunday, July 10 Mariachi Femenil Las
Friday, July 15 Los Dukes
Saturday, July 16 BJ Pando La Mezcla
Sunday, July 17 Mariachi Alegre
Friday, July 22 Ekiz
Saturday, July 23 Rhapsody
Sunday, July 24 Mariachi Los Toritos
Friday, July 29 The Starliners
Saturday, July 30 Alex Martinez
Sunday, July 31 Mariachi Raices de
State Line Music West Texas Food Bank
and State Lane BBQ, 1222 Sunland Park Drive
presents the Rudolph Chevrolet-Honda out-
door concert series 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays
during the summer months. Admission is free;
all customers asked to bring non-perishable
food donation or monetary donation for the
West Texas Food Bank. Information: 581-3371, or
July 13 Bri Bagwell
July 20 Bart Crow
July 27 Emory Quinn
Aug. 3 Uncle Lucius.
Padres Marfa 209 W. El Paso Street in
Marfa, Texas. Shows begin at 9 p.m.
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Information: 432-729-4425 or
The Iguanas The New Orleans favorites
perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Cover: $10.
The Hickoids The punk band performs
Monday, July 4, with opening act Indiana Rice
Moorehead. Admission: $6.
Adrian and The Sickness The heavy metal
band performs Sunday, July 10, with Baby
Machine and Bug Girl. Admission: $6.
David Garza The Texas twang musician
performs Friday, July 15. Admission: $7.
Rupa and the April Fishes Eclectic jazz and
world music by way of San Francisco, Saturday,
July 23. $7 cover.
Railroad Blues 504 W. Holland, Alpine,
Texas. Performances begin at 10 p.m.
Information: (432) 837-3103 or
Liquid Skin El Pasos premier party band
performs Saturday, July 2. Admission: $8.
Grupo de la Paz The Latin rock band per-
forms Sunday, July 3, as part of the clubs
Fourth of July weekend celebration. Admission:
James McMurtry and the Heartless Bastards
The famed Texas songwriter and his band
perform Friday, July 8, with special guest
Lincoln Durham. Admission: $15.
The Shades The rock and roll band leads a
dance party Saturday, July 9. Admission: $7.
The Doug Moreland Show The West
Texas honky-tonk artists show is Wednesday,
Aug. 3. Admission: $8.
The Resentments The Austin all-star band
performs Thursday, Aug. 4. Admission: $10.
La Vias Music On the Patio La Via
Winery in La Union, 4201 S. NM Highway 28,
hosts live music 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected
Saturdays and Sundays featuring folk, country
and rock n roll from Live By Request.
Picnics are allowed, but beverages must be
purchased from the winery. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 882-7632.
Upcoming performances are July 17 and 24,
with an Independence Day show Monday, July
4, as part of the winerys annual picnic.
Alfresco! Fridays The free outdoor con-
certs begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept.
30 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso
Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented
by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts
Centers and the El Paso Convention and
Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages,
or pets allowed. Information: 534-0675, or
July 8 - King Octopus (English and Spanish
July 15 - Locomotion (pop, jazz, R&B, Latin
July 22 - Border City Band (Motown, Latin)
July 29 - Dusty Low (border country)
Tailgate 2011 The annual outdoor jazz
concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises
funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin
at 8 p.m. on various Saturdays throughout the
summer in the upper parking lot at the New
Mexico Museum of Space History. Patrons
should bring their own food, lawn chair and
beverages. Gates open 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Weekly spaces are $45, if available. Walk-up
admission: $10. Information: (575) 437-2202.
Online reservations at
July 9 Bert Dalton. Santa Fe-based jazz
July 16 Cathryn McGill. Country music
Zin Valle Free Music Sundays Zin
Valle vineyard, 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4
mile north of FM 259), hosts free live music 1
to 4 p.m. on selected Sundays. Guests may
bring a picnic, and enjoy wine tastings.
Information: 877-4544 or
July 10 Julio Ortiz
July 24 Dan Lambert Trio
July 31 Dusty Low.
Outlet Shoppess Summer Concert
Series Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S.
Desert in Canutillo, (off I-10 at Trans Mountain
exit) and Exa radio host free weekly concerts 6
to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the malls North End.
Bring a lawn chair. Information: 877-3208 or
EPSO Concerts Broadcast on KTEP
KTEP 88.5 FM will broadcast the El Paso
Symphony 2010-2011 season performances at
8 p.m. Tuesdays, July 5-Aug. 9. Information:
532-3776, or
El Paso Comic Strip 1201 Airway.
Shows are at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday,
8:30 and 10:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Military admitted free
Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets: $6
Wednesday through Thursday; $12 Friday and
Saturday, $8 Sunday, unless listed otherwise.
Closed Sunday, July 3. Reserved tickets at tick- Information/reservations: 779-
LAFF (5233) or
June 29-July 2 Olivia Allen-Arrington.
This mother of three sons spans the globe
touring military bases, theatres and comedy
clubs. Feature act is Bryan Dey.
July 6-10 Mark Viera. Vieras stage cred-
its include Stand-Up NY, Carolines and
Nuyoricans Poets Cafe. He has also been seen
on Emmy Award Winning 30 Rock and
Martin Lawrences 1st Amendment Stand Up
on Starz. Feature act is Ocean Glapion.
July 13-17 Ruperto Vanderpool.
Vanderpool was personally selected by P. Diddy
to be the only Hispanic to perform for the
Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO. His film cred-
its include The Cookout and Carlitos Way.
He also recently won the first American Latino
Award for Favorite American Latino Comedian.
Feature act is Nestor Rodriguez.
July 20-24 Jason Andors. Andors studied
ballet but injuries forced him to consider a
career in his second love, comedy. Feature act
is Edgar Rivera.
July 27-31 Edwin San Juan. San Juan has
entertained troops on the USO tour Around
the World in Eight Days and reigned as the
grand champion of the Talent Agency on
UPN with nine consecutive victories. Feature
act is Bill Santiago.
Gabriel Iglesias The fluffy comedian
and regional favorite performs at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, at Inn of the Mountain
Gods in Mescalero, N.M. Iglesias second one-
hour special and DVD Im Not FatIm Fluffy:
Live from El Paso premiered on Comedy
Central in 2009 after being filmed in front of
two sold-out crowds. Ages 21 and older wel-
come. Tickets: $25-$100, plus service charge
(Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-56767
Sun City Comedy The comedy group
hosts events at various venues. Information:
281-OPEN-MIC or
The groups Traveling Comedy Club hosts
live nationally touring comedy acts at various
venues. Upcoming shows at the House of
Rock, 8838 Viscount, are 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
July 30 and Aug. 27.
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El Paso Diablos Baseball The
American Association minor league team regu-
lar home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at
6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El
Paso. Ticket information: 755-2000 or
July 2-5 Lincoln Saltdogs
July 14-17 Fort Worth Cats
July 19-21 Grand Prairie AirHogs
Aug. 2-4 Shreveport-Bossier Captains
Childrens Miracle Network Night Sunday, July
3 with Most Patriotic Baby Contest for ages 4
and younger at 5:30 p.m. and the First
Childrens Miracle Network Car Show noon to
5 p.m. Free coke and Dairy Queen Dilly Bard
for first 1,000 tickets purchased through the
foundation. Information: umcfoundationelpa-
Fireworks in honor of Independence Day are
Saturday through Monday, July 2-4.
Rodney Dangerfield Day is Tuesday, July 5,
and Dora The Explorer visits Saturday, July 16.
Aqua Posse Summer Swimming
Invitational The areas largest swim meet
hosted by El Paso Aqua Posse is Friday through
Sunday, July 8-10 at the Tigua Pool, 11200
Santos Sanchez, in the Mission Valley. The long
course swim meet attracts more than 400 ath-
letes from Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.
Spectator admission is free. Information: 562-
1242 or
Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer The
professional soccer teams home games are 8
p.m. at Gary Del Palacio Field of Dreams, 6941
Industrial. The Patriots are an affiliate team
with Chivas de Guadalajara. Season tickets are
$20 ($5 children). Individual tickets to be
announced. Information/tickets: 771-6620 or
Saturday, July 9 Rio Grande Valley FC
Saturday, July 23 Laredo Heat.
Sun City Battle The mixed martial arts
fighting event is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at El
Paso County Coliseum, with special guests to
be announced. Tickets: $45, $50 and $75, plus
service charge. (Ticketmaster).
Mundial de Lucha Libre The Mexican-
style wrestling event is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July
10, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $20
box seats; $30 floor and $40 ring side, plus
service charges. (Ticketmaster).
PRCA Rodeo Trap Chute-Out The
5th annual fundraising trap shoot for the El
Paso Ford Dealers Southwest International
PRCA Rodeo is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at El
Paso Skeet and Trap Club, 9817 Alameda.
Doors open at 8 a.m. Cost: $250 (five person
team); $50 per team for youth division.
Information: Trap Club, 859-7325. Entry forms
available at the club or online at
Ruidoso Downs Horse Racing Live
racing starts at 1 p.m. Thursday through
Sunday, Friday through Monday on holiday
weekends. Information: (575) 378-4140 or
Pecos League baseball The New
Mexico and West Texas leagues 2011 season
runs through August with six regional teams.
(Alpine Cowboys, Carlsbad Bats (travel team),
Las Cruces Vaqueros, Roswell Invaders,
Ruidoso Osos and White Sands Pupfish).
Information/schedules: (575) 680-2212 or
El Paso Bicycle Club - Club events are
open to the public; helmets required.
Leaderless Wednesday Night Rides leave at 6
p.m. (some riders leave earlier) from River Run
Plaza, 1071 Country Club Rd. 20-24 mile
Upper Valley ride, at various paces. Optional
dinner afterward at Hello Pizza.
7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2 Start at Rio
Plaza and ride for 25-30 miles through the
beautiful flat roads of the Upper Valley at a
B/IG (Beginner/Intermediate Group) pace.
Terry Campbell, 497-0882.
7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3 Meet at Chamizal
National Memorial parking lot. Ride Scenic to
Alabama to Loop 375 to Global Reach to North
Loop to Delta & back. Moderate pace, B/IG
riders encouraged to join. 35-40 miles. Jim
Weaver, 775-9757.
7 a.m. Monday, July 4 Meet at parking lot
next to Power Shots at 965 N. Resler for
Transmountain/Gap ride (40 miles). Medium to
fast pace. Randy Limbird, 542-1422.
6:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9 B/IG Distance
ride. Start at Rio Plaza (Upper Valley Road at
Artcraft). 63 miles, going to the Bean for coffee
and goodies. Margaret OKelley, 588-3825.
7 a.m. Saturday, July 9 Meet at River Run
Plaza on Country Club Rd. and head for Mesilla
at 20 mph or faster. Well try to catch up to the
B/IG riders at The Bean. 70 miles. Randy
Limbird, 542-1422.
7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 10 Meet at
Madeline Park for a moderate/intermediate
ride, over Scenic to McKelligon canyon and
back. roughly 25 miles. Mimosas and other
drinks afterwards in the park. Blanca Harp,
7 a.m. Saturday, July 16 Start at the
Clarks house (226 Oleander Way). Park in the
church lot next door. Enjoy a moderate 30-35
mile loop via McNutt to La Union and back.
Enjoy the homemade Chorizo afterwards and
the Clarks new backyard. Bob and Connie
Clark, 204-2531.
6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17 Meet at
Gallegos Restaurant (4400 Mesa) for a 2-hour
ride around central/downtown El Paso.
Breakfast afterwards at Gallegos. Moderate
pace, about 27 miles, Patty Van Tine, 667-0202.
7 a.m. Saturday, July 23 Fast Ride. Meet
at Rio Plaza (Artcraft and Upper Valley) for 20-
25 mph ride for 65+ miles to Mesilla via rollers
by I-10 back via Hwy 28. Adrian Murguia, 915-
7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 24 Start at Rio
Plaza for a traditional route up to the top of
Anthony Gap. 38 miles, intermediate pace.
Danny Cavasos, 422-0172.
9 a.m. Sunday, July 24 Cloudcroft Ride
Meet at the U.S. Forest Service Office in
Cloudcroft at 9 a.m. for a 35-mile ride to
Sunspot. Options for lunch afterwards. Robert
Ferrara, 915-307-7803
7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30 Meet in La
Mesa (parking lot north of Eagle Grocery). Take
the back roads to Mesilla to experience the
standard route in a new way. Intermediate
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pace, 25-30 miles. Patty Van Tine, 667-0202.
7:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31 Start at Rio
Plaza, climb Transmountain, then McKelligon
Canyon, before returning via Scenic. 45 miles,
17-19mph. Fidel Villalpando, 203-8923.
Beginner/Intermediate Group (B/IG)
Rides - The El Paso Bicycle Club offers a spe-
cial training program for beginning and interme-
diate riders. Weekly rides leave promptly at 6
p.m. Tuesdays (meet at 5:45 p.m. for training
lesson) at Rio Plaza on Upper Valley Road and
Artcraft. Helmets required; no ear buds
allowed. Park cars in spaces marked for
cyclists. Information: Margaret OKelley, 588-
3825, or Bob Lynn, 443-4226.
July 5 - Fixing Flats and Tube Patching
July 12 - Clean that Filthy Bike!
July 19 - Breathing, Yoga and Cycling
July 26 - Know your Bike
The monthly distance ride is Saturday, July 9.
See EPBC listing above. Other EPBC rides tar-
geted for B/IG riders are also indicated as such.
Saturday Far East Side Ride The 42-
mile ride for beginning/intermediate riders
leaves at 7 a.m. each Saturday from Atom
Cyclist parking lot, 1886 Joe Battle, Suite 205
(next to Super Target) and turns around at
Hueco Tanks State Park. Average speed is
around 15 mph. Information: Danny (DRod)
Rodriguez, 667-2461.
Cree Uprising Golf Tournament The
annual ladies golf tournament is Monday
through Wednesday, July 11-13 at Cree
Meadows Country Club in Ruidoso, N.M. Play
begins at 9 a.m. each day. Field limited.
Registration/information: (575) 257-2733 or
H.E.A.L. at the Inn Golf Tournament
The annual tournament benefiting HEAL
(Help End Abuse for Life) and The Nest begins
at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Inn of the
Mountain Gods Golf Course in Mescalero,
N.M. Information: The Nest (575) 378-6378 or
Recreational sports
Public Ice Skating Skating offered noon
to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Sierra
Providence Event Center next to the Coliseum,
4100 Paisano. All ages welcome. Admission: $7
(skate rental included). Spectator admission is
free. Information: 479-PUCK (7825) or elpa-
4th of July Baseball Tournament El
Paso Parks and Recreation host its ASA
Invitational Baseball tournament and Girls soft-
ball tournament, Friday through Sunday, July 1-
3, at Marty Robbins, Northeast Regional and
Blackie Chesher parks. All teams guaranteed
three games. Registration is June 15-29. Cost:
$330 per team (exact change requested)
Information: 757-2743 or
Greater El Paso Tennis Association
Information: 532-5524, or Advance registration at tour-, Call or visit website for
other tennis programs.
The USTA National Open Tournament is July
2-3 at El Paso Country Club. Spectator admis-
sion is free.
The July Grand Prix is July 6-10, at El Paso
Tennis Club, 2510 N. St. Vrain. Cost: $20 per
player. Deadline to enter is July 3 (ID#
759405511). Information: Ed Phinney, 532-
4373 or
The Southern New Mexico Open and NTRP
Tennis Tournament is July 15-17, at the NMSU
Tennis courts in Las Cruces. Cost: $20 singles;
$16 per player for doubles. Deadline to enter is
July 8. Information: Judy Harlas, (575) 649-9374
This months 10 and Under Tennis Nights in
America and Junior Tennis Tournaments are
noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Coronado
Country Club. Cost for the non-elimination
format tournament is $5 per person.
AYSO Soccer registration Summer
registration for boys and girls age 4-18 for El
Paso Region 368 of American Youth Soccer
Organizations season is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, July 2-31, at Peter
Piper Pizza, 9450 Dyer. Every child plays at
least half of every game. Season is 16 weeks;
and fee includes uniform and player trophy.
Fee: $65. Information: Bobby Wilson, 493-3480
The league covers Northeast, Central, East
and Lower Valley areas of El Paso. as well as
Fort Bliss and Chaparral.
Special Olympics training Special
Olympics Texas Area-19 hosts free training in
preparation of the 2011 Fall games. Athletes
must have a current medical form on file at the
Special Olympics office, 4100 Rio Bravo, Suite
311. Information: 533-8229 or
Tennis is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, at El
Paso Tennis Club, 2510 St. Vrain. Information:
Linda Cobbs, 329-4863.
Powerlifting (for ages 16 and older only)
meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
beginning July 5, at Fred Loya Family YMCA,
2044 Trawood. Information: David or Maria
Lucero, 637-5720 or 637-1686.
Peter Piper Pizza Back to School
Classic The 6th annual premier youth bas-
ketball tournaments in the Southwest is July
29-31 for boys and girls teams in age 8-14 divi-
sions and high school age. Four games guaran-
teed per team, followed by single elimination
events. Games will be held throughout El Paso.
Deadline to enter is July 24. Entry fee: $175
per team ($200 after July 4). Information: 540-
0043 or
Las Cruces Ciclovia The free monthly
public fitness event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,
July 31, at Young Park, intersections of Walnut
and Lohman (third Sunday in April May).
Activities include Hula Hoops, gunny sack
races, jump roping, dancing, volleyball, para-
chute games and more for all ages. Bikes and
skates welcome. Information: (575) June
Donohue, 522-0289.
Motor sports
Speedway of Southern New Mexico
The track features modifieds, super stocks,
speed stocks and more Saturdays. The
Speedway is 11 miles west of Las Cruces exit
132, off I-10. Take south frontage road to
Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds. General
admission: $10 ($7 seniors, military, students
age 11-15 or with NMSU ID; ages 10 and
younger free). Prices may vary for special
events. Season passes (20 events): $180 ($126
senior, military with ID, students age 11-15 or
with NMSU ID). Information: 1-800-658-9650
The Legends National Regional Qualifier races
are Saturday, July 23.
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El Paso Speedway Park 14851 Marina
(off Montana 7 miles east of Loop 375). Racing
is 7:45 p.m. Fridays. Season runs through
September. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Admission is $10 ($7 seniors/military with
ID/students age 11-15 or with UTEP ID). Free
for children 10 and under. Information: 791-
8749 or
Arroyo Seco Raceway The Southern
New Mexico track is located off Hwy 549, off
I-10 at the Akela exit, with drag racing, motor-
cycle racing, sports car testing and more. Race
times vary. Spectator admission: $5 (ages 5-12
free). Pit passes are $10. Information: (575)
544-3440 or
El Paso Motorplex The drag strip is at
13101 Gateway West, (east of El Paso at I-10
off Clint exit #42). Drag races are 6 to 10 p.m.
Sundays. Spectator admission varies.
Information: 588-8119 or
Runs and walks
Independence Day Run The City of
Las Cruces annual 8K run and 1-mile fun run is
Saturday, July 2, on the Triviz multi-purpose
path in Las Cruces. Registration begins at 6
a.m. with fun run at 6:40 a.m. and 8K at 7 a.m.
Entry fee: $15 in advance for 8K; $20 on race
day. Fun run fee: $7. Information: (575) 541-
2550. Registration forms available online at las-
Fourth of July Run Up and Running,
3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205, hosts the 5th annual
5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Monday, July 4, begin-
ning at Up and Running in the Rudolph
Shopping Plaza. Information: Chris Rowley,
478-5663. Online registration at raceadven-
Registration: $20 in advance; $25 race day.
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday,
July 2, and 6 to 6:45 a.m. race day at Up and
All runners receive patriotic tie dyed short
sleeved t-shirt. Sport drink, watermelon and
hot dogs available at finish line. Proceeds bene-
fit Run El Paso.
Smokey Bear Stampede Run The
31st annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run held in
conjunction with Smokey Bear Days begins at
7:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, starting at East
Creek Road and Pine Lodge Road in Capitan,
N.M. Registration/information: (575) 354-2748
Bottomless Triathlon The annual 400M
swim, 14K bike ride and 4K run is 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 9, at Bottomless Lakes State
Park, 13 miles east of Roswell, N.M. (via U.S.
Hwy 380 and NM Hwy 409). The Bottomless
Race Transition Area opens at 7 a.m. for late
packet pickup. Pre-race orientation begins at 8
a.m. Entry: $45 (by July 5); no race day regis-
tration. Free for runners age 18 and younger
(register by July 5). Information: (575) 624-
2698 or
Packet pick-up is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at
Holiday Inn Express, 2300 N. Main, in Roswell.
Healthy Heart Walks The citys Parks
and Recreation Departments monthly family
walks begin at 8 a.m. on selected Saturdays
through November at various local park and
recreation centers. Registration starts at 7:30
a.m. Everyone is welcome; registration: $5
one-time fee (includes all walks). Information:
Sandy Rodriguez, 240-3310 or Eliseo Duran,
544-0753, ext. 21 or 23.
The July 9 walk is at Marty Robbins
Recreation Center, 11600 Vista del Sol Drive.
Information: 855-4147.
Ruidoso Outlaw Scramble & Shootout
The 400-meter obstacle course race bene-
fiting the Community Youth Warehouse and
Ruidoso Parks an Recreation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, at Wingfield Park in Ruidoso,
N.M. with five obstacles, tire scramble, bales of
hay hurdles, mud crawl, log run and wall climb.
First member of a team will do two obstacles.
Cost: $20 in advance; $40 on race day.
Information: (575) 630-0318, (575) 257-5030
Top three times in each age category will go
into final shootout. After first try, participants
can try to beat the fastest time for an extra $5.
Run for a Margarita El Paso Symphony
Orchestra hosts the 5K Run and 1 Mile walk at
7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, beginning at Riviera
Restaurant, 5218 Doniphan. After the run/walk
enjoy a complimentary margarita (for age 21
and older), food and live music. All runners
receive short sleeve t-shirt, and trophies for
top three overall male and female finishers in
the 5K. Proceeds benefit the orchestras audi-
ence development and outreach programs.
Registration includes meal and margarita: $25
for run or walk ($30 after July 10); $10 for
meal only. No race day registration.
Information: Chris Rowley, 478-5663.
Register in person at Up and Running, 3233
N. Mesa, Ste. 205 or 10600 Montwood. Online
registration at
Packet pick-up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
July 15, at Up and Running and 5:45 to 6:45
p.m. at the starting line on race day.
Dam It Man Sprint Triathlon The
400 meter swim, 12 mile bike ride and 2.25
mile run is 7 a.m. Sunday, July 24, at Elephant
Butte Lake State Park. Events begin at the
southern end of the lake. Registration: $50 by
June 25; $60 June 26-July 18. Regular entrance
fee applies for spectators. Information: (575)
744-0055 or
Dash for Donuts The 2nd annual Glazed
and Confused 5K run and 1 mile fun run/walk
is 8 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Up and Running
East, 10600 Montwood. Registration and pack-
et pick-up is 7-7:45 a.m. Pre-Race packet pick-
up is noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Up and
Running East. Entry fee: $20 5K ($15 students);
$15 for 1-mile walk ($10 students). Advance
registration by July 28 is $5 less. Information,
online signup:
The race includes an optional Donut Dash
for those who want to load up before the run:
Donut eaters get 15 seconds off total time for
each donut consumed (up to four), plus addi-
tional bonuses for eating 10,15, 20 or 25
First 200 runners receive a t-shirt. Krispy
Kreme donuts will be provided at end of race
for all participants.
Run Out Bullying race The 2nd annu-
al 8K/5K run and 1 Mile fun walk is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, at McKelligon Canyon, spon-
sored by El Paso County Sheriffs Office.
Registration is $20 in advance; $25 on race day.
Information: 478-5663
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 5, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and
7 to 7:45 a.m. at the startling line on race day.
Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K The
2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefit-
ing El Paso Red Cross is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20
per event; $25 race day. Information: 274-
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Day camps
St. Marks Boredom Busters Camps
St. Marks United Methodist Church, 5005
Love Road, will host its 2011 childrens summer
camps for ages 2-12, weekdays, July 5-29.
Camps run four or five days with swimming,
arts and crafts, snacks, and other activities.
Before and after care may be offered, depend-
ing on number of participants. Teen and adult
needed. Cost: $140 per week, plus one-time
registration fee (includes t-shirt). Space is limit-
ed. Information/registration: 581-4444, ext. 237
Camps are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 5-8 and July
11-15; 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 18-22 and
noon to 3 p.m. July 25-29.
The Boredom Busters Sports Camp for ages 4
to 12 is 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. July 18-22. Cost:
Trinity-First summer camps Trinity-
First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa
(at Yandell), will host its summer camps for
children who have completed grades 1 through
4. Camps run 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday
through Friday through July 22. Camps fea-
ture arts and crafts, rest and reading time,
movies, active gym time and more. Campers
should bring their own sack lunch. Registration
deadline is June 15 for all camps. Cost: $10 per
camp. After-camp care available noon to 5:30
p.m. for $3.50 an hour. Early registration
encouraged. T-shirts for campers available for
$5. Information/registration: 533-2674 or trini- Upcoming camps:
July 5-8 Desert Camp
July 11-15 Performing Arts Camp
July 18-22 Cooking Camp.
Farm & Ranch Summer Camps The
Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100
Dripping Springs, Las Cruces, hosts summer
camps and classes for kids and teens through
July 28. Advance registration required; partici-
pants should bring a sack lunch daily.
Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarman-
Friends of the Museum receive a $10 discount
for each camp.
Lambs and Looms 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 6-7. Cost: $60;
$10 deposit due by June 29.
Crafts of Yesteryear 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 13-14, for ages
10-15. Cost: $60; $5 deposit due by July 6.
History Explorers 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 20-21, for ages
7-10. Cost: $50; $5 deposit due by July 13.
Sprouts and Blooms 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, July 27-28, for ages
7-10. Cost: $60; $5 deposit due by July 20.
Kids Camp at the Alpaca Ranch La
Buena Vida Alpacas host camps for 9 a.m. to
noon Fridays during the summer months, for
kids 9 and older, featuring educational talks on
alpacas, ranch tours and other activities. Cost:
$25 per person. Pre-registration required.
Information: (575) 589-4323 or labuenavidaal-
The Obstacle of Trust is July 8 and 22.
Show Business is Aug. 5 and 19.
The ranch is open to the public Saturday
through Monday, July 2-4 and Sept. 3-5.
Latinitas summer camps Latinitas
Magazine hosts is 2011 summer camps at
Latinitas Headquarters, 1359 Lomaland. Both
week-long camps Monday through Fridays
selected weeks in July. Space is limited; regis-
tration required. Information/RSVP: 219-8554
Latinitas Multimedia Arts Summer Camp are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-15.
Teen Media Academy is noon to 5 p.m. July
25-29. The camp is for aspiring high-school
aged female media makers (grades 8-12).
Peace Village The 6th annual interfaith
summer program in Las Cruces is July 11-15
for youth entering grades 8 to 10, July 18-21
for grades 4-7 and July 25-29 for grades 1-3,
at the camp at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701
Missouri, in Las Cruces. Campers develop edu-
cational and fun strategies for non-violent con-
flict resolution, examine social justice, and prac-
tice cooperation through games and other cre-
ative activities. Deadline to apply is July 8. Cost:
$60 (includes snacks and materials).
Information: Peace Lutheran, (575) 522-7119,
ext. 16, (575) 522-0603 or
Girl Scout Summer Camp Girl Scouts
of the Desert Southwest hosts week-long sum-
mer camps through July 16 at Camp Mitre
Peak, between Alpine and Fort Davis, Texas,
for girls in grades 1 through 12, with horseback
riding, hiking, crafts, canoeing, rappelling, star
gazing, archery, swimming lessons, backpack-
ing, field trips, outdoor cooking and more.
Registration due one week prior to week of
camp. Information: (432) 550-2688, ext. 302 or
Montessori Summer Camp Mountain
West Montessori, 403 Frontera, will host its
Summer Camps weekdays July 18-Aug. 12,
for toddlers through age 8. Camps offered full
day, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or half day, 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Cost begins at $240 (half-day) and
$350 (full-day) for two weeks; before and after
school care available for additional charge.
Additional family processing fee of $30
required; registration due first day of camp.
Information: 584-5728 or
Toddler and Elementary programs offered.
Camps include age-appropriate content includ-
ing Spanish & English. Toddler program stu-
dents must sign up for at least four weeks.
History Summer Day Camp El Paso
Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers
summer camps through Aug. 19 for ages 7 to
13. All camps are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays
through Fridays. Cost per camp: $70 ($56
museum members). Space limited to 15 stu-
dents per camp. Limited number of scholar-
ships available. Information: Sue Taylor, 351-
3588 or
Cowboy Camp July 19-22 for ages 7 to
9. Learn to brand, make rope and more.
Pioneer Camp Aug. 2-5 for ages 7 to 9.
Make a covered wagon, learn to pack a wagon,
make a toy and more like the pioneers of the
early days.
Discover a New World Aug. 16-19 for
ages 9 to 12. Make a map, put on armor and
colonial clothing, dip candles, churn butter,
learn about colonial money, write with a quill
pen and more.
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Summer fun for kids
Kids and Dogs Training Camp
ReidSan Dog Training Center, 840 Reidsan
Grove, in Canutillo (near the Outlet Mall),
offers camps for ages 9 to 15 and their dogs
age 6 months or older 8 to 10:30 a.m. July 25-
29. Kids learn to properly care for their dog by
licensed educators. Topics include obedience,
agility, grooming, housebreaking, good man-
ners, nutrition, veterinary care, study parasites
and dog tricks. Bring a 6-foot leach, collar,
water for dog, snacks and drinks for kids and
good walking shoes (no sandals). Pre-registra-
tion required. Cost: $195 ($97.50 additional
person in same family). Information: 877-DOGS
(3647) or
JCC Summer Program The Jewish
Community Center hosts its summer daycare
program for ages eight weeks through
Kindergarten through Aug. 12, 405
Wallenberg. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Friday. Morning classes 9 a.m. to noon
also offered Information: 584-4437, jcommuni- or
YMCA Summer Program- El Paso YMCA
branches offer summer programs through
Aug. 19 for ages 6-12. Camps run Monday
through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camps includ-
ing swimming, arts and crafts, field trips, envi-
ronmental activities, family nights and other
special activities. Registration during regular
office hours. Registration: $130 ($100 mem-
bers). Extra fees for field trips.
Information/costs: 584-9622, ext. 21 or elpa- Branches:
Fred and Maria Loya Branch, 2044 Trawood.
Westside Family Branch, 7145 N. Mesa. 584-
Northeast Family Branch, 5509 Will Ruth.
W.C Snow Rec Center, 6400 Crawford (Santa
Teresa). (575) 589-4496.
YWCA Summer Camps YWCA El
Paso Del Norte Region camps are Monday
through Friday through the summer months.
Girls and boys ages 5 to 12 can enjoy indoor
and outdoor sports and recreation, arts and
crafts, swimming and field trips. A healthy
breakfast, lunch and snack offered every day.
Cost: $100 per week; $22 per day. Additional
siblings in same family receive 10 percent dis-
count. Enrollment forms available online at and can be brought to the
nearest YWCA branch.
Camp locations/information:
Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout
Lane, 584-4007.
Shirley Leavell Branch, 10712 Sam Snead,
Myrna Deckert Branch, 9135 Stahala, 757-
Lower Valley Branch, 115 N. Davis, 859-
Club Rec The City of El Paso Parks and
Recreation Departments 2011 Summer Camp
runs Monday through Friday through Aug. 5.
for ages 6-12. Each two-week camp provides
recreational activities such as sports, arts and
crafts, field trips, dance classes and table games.
Each recreation center offers its own activities.
Camp sites include participating Parks and
Recreation facilities and participating schools.
Cost is $40 per week, per child; some scholar-
ships available. Teen age mentoring program for
ages 13-16 also offered. Information:
Registration at all city recreation centers.
Morning camps (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina,
Don Haskins Center, 7400 High Ridge, 587-
Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg,
Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001
Parkwood, 629-7312
Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11600
Vista Del Sol, 855-4147
Memorial Park Garden Center, 3105 Grant,
Multipurpose Recreation Center, 9031
Viscount, 598-1155
Pat ORourke Center, 911 N. Virginia, 533-
Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda, 858-1929
Roberts School, 341 Thorn, 581-5182
Rusk School, 3601 Copia, 562-7071
Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem,
Afternoon camps (1 to 5 p.m.):
Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. Seventh,
Ascarate School 7090 Alameda, 594-8934
Chihuahuita Recreation Center, 417 Charles,
Leona Ford Washington Center, 3400
Missouri, 562-7071
Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435
Maxwell, 755-7566
Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana,
San Juan Recreation Center, 701 N.
Glenwood, 779-2799
Seville Recreation Center, 6700 Sambrano,
Rubin Center Summer Programs
UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for
the Visual Arts hosts its annual free summer
programs for children, families and youth in a
diverse range of media. Workshops are based
on the centers current exhibits, and include a
trip to the galleries and creating their own
works of art in the studios of the Fox Fine Arts
building. Registration required. Information:
747-6151 or
Family workshops for children age 4-11 and
their families are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2,
and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, based
on the exhibit Seeing The Light: The Art and
Science of Working With the Sun. The work-
shops combine an exploration of the light-
based installation of artists Cy Keener and Jay
Atherton with a look at how light works
through simple science projects and hands-on
art activities.
El Paso Museum of Art Summer
Camps The 2011 summer camps and
classes for all ages are through Aug. 5 at the
museum, downtown El Paso. Most youth
camps run Tuesday through Friday. Morning
camps are 9:30 a.m. to noon and afternoon
camps are 1 to 3:30 p.m. Information and regis-
tration: 532-1707, ext. 27, or elpasoartmuse-
Limited number of scholarships available.
Cost per camp/class is $70 ($56 for museum
members), unless otherwise listed; includes
Morning classes for age 6-8:
July 12-15 Monoprints
July 19-22 Relief Sculpture
July 19-22 The Art of the Sketchbook
July 26-29 String Art
Aug. 2-5 Sculpture. Cost: $80 ($64 mem-
Aug. 2-5 Oil Pastels
Afternoon classes for age 6-8:
July 19-22 3D Mixed Media
July 26-29 Action Painting
Aug. 2-5 Papier-mch Tea Pots
Morning classes for age 9-12:
July 12-15 Batik. Cost: $80 ($64 mem-
July 19-22 Landscape Painting
July 26-29 Collage
July 26-29 Calligraphy and Cards
Aug. 2-5 Self Portraits
Afternoon classes for age 9-12:
July 12-15 T-shirt art
July 12-15 Paper Pulp Painting
July 19-22 All Pastels, All the Time
July 19-22 Textile Making and Decorating
July 26-29 Decoupage
Aug. 2-5 Zine Machine
Morning classes for age 13-16:
July 12-15 Bottle Cap Jewelry
Afternoon classes for age 13-16:
July 26-29 Image Transfer Workshop.
Dance Factory camps The Dance
Factory, 1035 Belvidere, Suite 370, hosts dance
and day camps for kids age 6 and older, teens
and adults through July 30. Camps include
ballet, cheerleading, crafts and more. Cost:
$56-$200, depending on camp. Information:
584-4755 or
Dancers Studio Summer Camp
5380 N. Mesa (at Festival). Classes in Jazz,
Aerial Dance, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tumbling and
Choreography for Special Events, plus sports,
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arts and crafts are offered June through August.
Information: 526-8168 or
Ballet Performing Arts Center camps
The Ballet Performing Arts Center, 631 N.
Resler Ste 201B (at Belvidere), offers summer
dance camps and classes through Aug. 5. Call
for schedule/cost. Information: 585-6362 or
Summer Intensive Classes Olga Balbocean
formerly of the Moscow Ballet and the Ballet
Russe in London will conduct a ballet program
throughout the summer.
Magic Fairy Camp The popular camp for
young girls returns. Each day has a different
theme. Learn ballet and enjoy snacks, tea par-
ties, arts and crafts. A performance is held the
last day for parents.
Young El Paso Singers Summer Camp
The vocal and choral arts camp for ages 8-22 is
July 18-24 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1699
Belvidere. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday, with a dress rehearsal Saturday
morning and Dance Hits USA concert at 4
p.m. Sunday. Cost is $150 by July 1; $175
through July 15. Information and registration:
227-6002 or
Along with ear training, theater and stage
skills, music appreciation with Ruben Gutierrez
and vocal coaching with Dr. Cindy Jay, the camp
will focus on learning 4-part music depicting
rock and popular music from the 1970s, disco
and MTV eras.
Summer Orchestra Camp El Paso
Symphony Youth Orchestras 2nd annual sum-
mer camp for ages 9-22 is 1 to 5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, July 25-30, at Jefferson High
School, 4700 Alameda, open to any young
musician with at least one year of experience
on an orchestral instrument. The daily schedule
provides a mix of music rehearsals and camp
activities. Cost: $100. Information: 525-8978 or
The camp concert is Saturday, July 30, at
Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place.
Call for details.
Summer Guitar Camp Mikes Music,
two blocks from Montana and Joe Battle, hosts
the beginners guitar camp for ages 10-17
through July 29. Each five-day program is 10
to 11:50 a.m. for ages 10-12 and 1 to 2:50 p.m.
for ages 13-17. Each camp is limited to eight
students. Cost: $80 per week ($65 early regis-
tration before May 8); includes t-shirt and five-
day guitar rental. Information: 613-2827 or
Kids-n-Critters Summer Camp The
Humane Societys week-long summer camps
are offered 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected Mondays
through Fridays, through July 27, at Humane
Society, 4991 Fred Wilson to teach kids how to
have respect towards animals and be responsi-
ble pet owners. Participants learn different
humane education lessons with tons of hands-
on activities and interaction with the shelter
pets, as well as learn about careers dealing with
animals. Fee: $75. Information: 532-6971, ext.
12 or Schedule:
July 11-15 for ages 6-8.
July 18-22 for ages 9-10.
July 25-27 for ages 11-13.
Summer Zoo Camp The week-long
camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday through Aug. 12, at
the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Campers will
learn about conservation and experience live
education animals, behind-the-scenes tours,
crafts, games and more. Cost: $95 per week
(includes t-shirt and snacks); $85 for zoo mem-
bers. Advance reservations needed.
Information: 532-8156 or
This years theme is Z-Raffes, and campers
can choose from one of two camps this year:
Zebras or Giraffes.
Chinese Summer classes Ai-Hwa
Chinese Language School and UTEP P3 hosts
its Year of the Rabbit summer language class-
es for children 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday, July 11-15 for grades 9-12, and July 25-
29 and Aug. 1-5 for grades 1-2 and 3-5, as
part of P3s Kidz Abroad language and culture
programs. Cost: $75. Information/registration:
747-5142 or Information: epchi-
Childrens Writing Workshop El Paso
Writers League hosts a three-week summer
writing camp for junior jotters (entering
grades 4-6) 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays, July 12-28, at the Dorris Van
Doren Library, 551 E. Redd. Cost: $25 per
week ($60 all three weeks). Early registration
encouraged, as space is limited. Information:
A.C. Sanders, III, 584-4673, 204-8240 or
Sessions cover journaling and nonfiction the
first week; poetry the second week, and fiction
and short story the third. By the end of the
program each child will have produced samples
in each genre of writing.
Summer Reading Club The El Paso
Public Librarys free Summer Reading Club for
children completing grades 5 through age 12
runs through July 16 at all public library facili-
ties. The theme for this year is Dig up a Good
Book. Youth 13 years and older (or younger if
entering 7th grade) may participate in the Teen
Summer Reading Club. Registration forms avail-
able at any public library, and kids can register
anytime through early July. Completed logs
must be turned in by July 17. Information:
Laurel Indalecio, 543-5470 or
Kids Zone.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
Program Kids can earn a free book in the
Summer reading program through Sept. 6, at
area Barnes & Nobles. This years program fea-
tures Imaginations Destination Kids entering
grades 1-6 can pick up a reading form to log
their progress. Those who read eight books
during the summer months can receive a free
book from a pre-selected list. Books read dur-
ing the summer do not need to be purchased
from Barnes & Noble, but forms must be com-
pleted to earn free book; limit one per partici-
pating child.
Free reading club forms may be picked up at
Barnes & Noble during the summer months:
West Side: 705 Sunland Park. Information:
East Side: 9521 Viscount. Information: 590-
Las Cruces: 700 S. Telshor in Mesilla Valley
Mall. Information: (575) 522-4499.
Forms available in both English and Spanish
on-line at
Library Kids Summer programs The
El Paso Public Library hosts a series of pro-
grams for kids at all library branches.
Information: 351-4435. For complete schedule,
visit the Kids Zone at
July workshops/appearances include: Pig (cos-
tumed character), Froggy (costumed charac-
ter), Saggy Baggy Elephant, Nancy Green, Daisy
the Clown, Zakia (belly dancing), Z-Z The
Clown, Bob King magic show, Mad Science
Up, Up and Away, Karaoke King, Marthas
Dinosaur Origami, Turtles, Turtles with Max
Soto, Randy Collins magic show, Rotten Ralph
(costumed character), Desert Weeds
Printmaking Workshop with Oscar Moya, Jamie
OHara Magic Guy magic class, Karuna and the
New World Drummers, Asombro Institutes
Earth Movers, Fantasy Faces with Jaime
Hernandez, Champion Balloon Twister Jimmy
Mr. Universe Zamora, Painting and crafts
with Lacey Mills, Willie the Water Drop, and
Scrapbooking for Kids with Aimee Camp.
Summer Science Camps 2011 The
New Mexico Museum of Space History in
Alamogordos week-long science camps run
through Aug. 5 for youth in grades K through
12. The five-day camps and residential camp
programs are offered on select weeks.
Registration/information: (5750 437-2840 ext.
41132, 1-877-333-6589 or Web: nmspace-
This years camp features four themed camps
including the Space Week Camp To The Edge
of the Universe focusing on galaxies, black
homes, exoplanet and more July 11-15 and
July 25-29 for grades K through 12.
Science Olympiad Camp is an overnight
camp designed to help give students winning
strategies and techniques as well as mental
competitions for grades 9 through 12.
New this year is Spy Camp focused on high
tech gadgetry, disguises, espionage and other
secrets July 18-22 for grades K through 9.
Also new is Scream Camp about roller
coasters, g-forces and other extreme amuse-
ment park attractions June 27-July 1 and Aug.
1-5 for grades K through 9.
Insights Summer Discovery Camps
Summer camps run Tuesdays through Fridays
through July 29, at Insights Science Museum,
505 N. Santa Fe. The camps offer variety of
topics for youth age 6 to 12, with several
hands-on activities. Sessions are 9 a.m. to noon
or 1 to 4 p.m. Class size is limited to 15; mate-
rials and light snacks provided. Cost: $75 per
session ($68 members). Information/registra-
tion: 534-0000 or
June 28-July 1 Paleo-Lab. Step on the
rocky path that dinosaurs once roamed, and
become a paleontologist and uncover dinosaur
tracks. Requires hiking or other forms of physi-
cal activity.
July 12-15 Reach for the Stars. Learn how
astronomers search the farthest reaches of
space, and see what theyre seeing.
July 19-22 Forensics at Insights. Solve a
crime like a real C.S.I. (crime scene investiga-
July 26-29 LEGO Mania II. The more
challenging version of LEGO Mania I. Learn
basic architecture techniques and scientific
Summer Archaeology Day Camp El
Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301
Transmountain Road in Northeast El Paso (west
of U.S. 54), hosts its 2011 interactive youth
summer camps for grades 2-7 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 12.
Hands-on courses teach about the science of
archaeology, its tools, and the prehistory of the
Americas. Also includes a field trip to be
announced. Cost per youth: $70 ($55 museum
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members). Space is limited, registration taken
on a first come, first serve basis.
Information/registration: 755-4332 or
Camps for grades 2-4 (ages 7 to 9) are June
28-July 1 and July 26-29.
Camps for grades 5-7 (ages 10-12) are July
12-15 and Aug. 9-12.
Gene Roddenberry Planetarium
Named after the El Paso native who created
Star Trek, the El Paso Independent School
District Planetarium, 6531 Boeing (District
Administration Building), will be open to the
public for its annual series July 12-22 This
years show is Cosmic Safari and includes a
tour of the evening sky and a discussion on the
search for life in the Universe. Programs are 7
p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4 and 7 p.m.
Thursdays and noon, 2, 4 and 7 p.m. Fridays.
Planetarium closed Saturdays through Mondays.
Intended for school age children and their fami-
lies. Admission is free; but seating is limited.
Tickets available on a first come, first-serve
bases 30 minutes prior to the show.
Information/schedule: 779-4400.
Mad Science of El Paso Summer
Camps Mad Sciences 6th hosts annual
week-long summer science camps for ages 6-
12. The mission of the camps is to spark the
imagination of children with fun interactive pro-
grams. Cost: $110 per child per camp (includes
supplies and take-home experiments each day);
$10 discount for 2nd child registering for the
same weeks camp. Information/registration:
832-0118 or
July 11-29 El Paso Community Colleges
Northwest Campus, 6701 S. Desert Boulevard
(Register directly through EPCC).
Engineering Camp UTEP College of
Engineering will host its week-long Excellence
in Technology, Engineering, and Science
(ExciTES) Summer Institute, for students in
grades 6 through 10 at UTEP. Session are July
18-22 for grades 7-8; July 25-29 for grades 8-
9 and Aug. 1-5 for grades 9-10.
Participants will meet faculty, staff, and under-
graduate and graduate students in the College
of Engineering, as well as engage in hands-on
activities and learn about the many fields of
Technology, Engineering and Science. Space is
limited; classes fill early. Some scholarships
available. Cost: $175. Information: 747-5460 or
An Engineering Leadership Session for Grades
9-12 is July 25-29.
Lynx Summer Camps Lynx Exhibits,
300 W San Antonio host its weeklong summer
camps with hands-on activities, games, take-
home craft projects and more through Aug.
19. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs
Monday through Friday. Morning (9 a.m. to
noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) sessions
offered. Admission: $100 per camp. Multiple
child discounts available. Information: 533-4330
or Register online at
Camps (call for dates):
Art Attack! Explore a different art medi-
um each day.
Green Heroes Club Learn about the
Earths environment, pollution prevention,
energy conservation and what it means to go
Treasure Island Become pirates and
explore basic concepts of geography, history
and oceanography.
Around the World in Five Days Explore
five different cultures from around the globe
through the eyes of a child.
Diva Girlz Party Girls design and bake
their own shrink plastic rings, bracelets, neck-
laces and earrings along with other creative
Boys Only Zone Boys make potato or
marshmallow pop guns, mix up their own silly
putty and design and build custom paper air-
planes and boomerangs among other crafts.
Elite summer camps Elite Youth Sports
will host several summer camps for youth at
both its East (12115 Rojas) and West (6910 N.
Mesa) locations. Times and dates same for both
locations. Discount for early sign up on select-
ed camps. Information/cost: 581-3476 (West),
590-9056 (East) or
Scheduled July 5-8, July 25-29 and Aug. 15-
Cheer Camp 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 6 and
Itty Bitty Cheer Camp 8 a.m. to noon for
ages 3 to 5.
Scheduled July 18-22 and Aug. 8-12:
Gymnastics 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for boys and
girls age 6 and older
Tumbling 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for boys and
girls age 6 and older
Jumping Stars 8 a.m. to noon for boys and
girls ages 3-5.
UTEP Sports Camps UTEP offers the
following summer sports camps for 2010. All
camp prices subject to increase after pre-regis-
tration dates, call for information.
Information/registration: 747-5142 or
Cheer Camp for Squads of 3 or more is 8:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 5-
7, at the Don Haskins Center, ages 5 and older.
Cost: $80 by June 28; $95 after.
Lil Miners Camps for ages 8-14 are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 7-9,
and Wednesday through Friday, July 6-8, at
Memorial Gym. Cost: $150 early; $165.
Discounts for multiple registrants.
Volleyball Elite Camp for ages 15-18 is
Tuesday through Thursday, July 12-14 at
Memorial Gym. Times are noon to 4 p.m. for
skills and 6 to 9 p.m. for play. Cost by July 5 is
$150 ($100 for skills only; $75 for play); cost
after is $165 ($115 for skills only; $95 for play).
Miners Soccer Academy:
Full-Day camps for boys and girls ages 5 to
18 are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Thursday, July 18-21. Cost: $175 by July 11;
$190 after.
Full-Day camps for boys and girls ages 5 to
18 are 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, July 18-21. Cost:
$95 by July 11; $110 after.
Pitching and Catching Camp is 9 a.m. to
noon for ages 6 to 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages
13-18 Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 3-4, at
Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Cost: $100 by
July 27; $115 after.
All Skills Camp is 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-
12 and 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18, Monday and
Tuesday, Aug. 1-2, at Helen of Troy Softball
Complex. Cost: $100 by July 25; $115 after.
The First Tee golf classes The adult
and child second summer session classes are 10
a.m. to noon Saturdays, beginning July 9, at
Butterfield Trail Golf Club, hosted by First Tee
of Greater El Paso. Cost: $50 summer session;
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$100 parent/child class, plus annual family regis-
tration fee of $50. Information/schedule: 252-
6511 or
Black Range Horsemanship Camp
The camp is July 10-23 in Winston, N.M., in
the Cuchillo Mountains. The camp, led by Greg
Evans and now in its 18th year, is open to boys
and girls ages 8 to 16 of all riding skill levels.
Activities include horseback riding, arts and
crafts, Indian lore, hiking, sports and games,
rifle shooting, skeet shooting for older
campers, archery, rappelling, drama, skits and
dancing, a cattle drive and branding (range con-
ditions permitting) and various field trips. A
playday rodeo and tribal games offered on the
final day of camp.
Parents are invited on final day for a dinner
and campfire. Campers may also bring their
own horses if desired. Cost: $900, reservation
deposit required. Discounts offered for return-
ing campers and families with two or more
campers. Half sessions are July 12-18 or July
19-25. Cost: $500. Information: (575) 743-
1602 or
Sun Valley Basketball Camp Sun
Valley Baptist Church and Northeast Christian
Academy, 9901 McCombs, hosts boys and girls
basketball camp 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through
Friday, July 11-15, for grades K-6, under the
direction of Upward Sports. Parent volunteers
needed. Cost: $30 (includes uniform jersey).
Information: Dennis Coffman 497-1074 or 755-
1155, and Jim Conway, 252-5939. Web: and
Depending on response, flag football and soc-
cer camps may also be held at later dates.
AYSO United Kingdom Soccer Camp
AYSO 368 and 272 hosts a UK soccer camp
for ages 4 to 16 9 a.m. to noon Monday
through Friday, July 18-22, at Sue Young Park,
9730 Diana. Youth learn skills from world class
coaches from across the UK and Europe.
Professional coaches will evaluate and train the
kids. Registration: $102. Information: 1-888-
857-6222 or
Online registration at
Junior Golf Camps New Mexico State
University hosts summer golf instructions for
youth Mondays through Thursdays at the
NMSU Golf Course, 3000 Herb Wimberly in
Las Cruces, lead by Jason White, PGA Head
Golf Professional with the assistance of NMSU
PGA Golf Management Students. Instruction is
age and ability specific and covers all facets of
the game, rules and etiquette. Cost: $50 per
two-hour session; includes instruction, range
balls and prizes. Information: (575) 646-4867
or Web:
Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 and 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. July 18-21 and July 25-28, and
mornings only Aug. 1-5.
Paseo Soccer Camp Paseo Christian
Church is hosting two soccer camps this sum-
mer for grades K-3 at Roberts Elementary, 341
Thorn. Final camp is 9 a.m. to noon July 18-
21. Cost is free but reservations required.
Information: 433-8583 or steve@paseochrist-
Summer Hockey Camp El Paso Rhinos
Hockey Club will host its 2011 summer camps
Monday through Friday, through July 22, at
the El Paso Rhinos Training Center, 3945
Doniphan Park Circle. for beginning (age 10
and younger) and intermediate (age 10 and
older) players.
Each five-day camp focuses on skating, skating
technique, shooting, passing and dry land train-
ing on the endless ice treadmill. Early regis-
tration encouraged, as space is limited.
Participants must arrive by 8 a.m. and be
picked up by 4 p.m. No classes June 27-July 8.
Supervised overnight camps available. Cost:
$200 per week; $399 with overnight accom-
modations, nightly activities and meal. Those
not staying overnight should supply their own
lunch. Information: 479-PUCK (7825), ther-
man@rhinohockey or
Horsemanship summer camp Rio
Bravo Stable, 6982 McNutt in Anthony, N.M.
host riding camps for beginning and intermedi-
ate riders age 6 to 15 8:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays through July 29, with
riding activities, care, maintenance, grooming,
arts and crafts.
Participants must wear boots and bring water.
Call for cost: Blake Melgar, (915) 491-2015.
Parks and Recreation Learn to Swim
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation
Department offers two-week sessions
Mondays through Thursdays, through Aug. 18
at all city aquatic facilities. Registration starts
one week before classes beginning at 6 a.m.
Fee: $25 for eight classes. Information on near-
est facility: 544-3556.
Lessons available for basic and advanced pre-
school (4-5 years), levels 1 and 2 for age (6-13)
and the move advanced level 3.
Summer Movie Clubhouse Cinemark
El Paso, 7440 Remcon Circle, and Tinseltown,
11885 Gateway West, hosts the annual sum-
merlong movie series for kids during the
through Aug. 17. The Clubhouse presents
recent G and PG favorites. All shows begin at
10 a.m. Admission: $1 at the door or $5 for 10
movies. Information: 587-5100, 590-6464 or
All shows are Tuesdays at Tinseltown and the
following Tuesday and Wednesday at Cinemark.
Curious George July 5-6 (Cinemark)
Alpha and Omega July 5 and July 12-13
Despicable Me July 12 and July 19-20
Tale of Despereaux July 19 and July
How To Train your Dragon July 26 and
Aug. 2-3
Shrek Forever After Aug. 2 and Aug.
Cats and Dogs 2 Aug. 9 and Aug. 16-17.
Sacramento Summer Camps
Sacramento Methodist Assembly, 30 miles
southeast of Cloudcroft, N.M., will host its
annual summer camps for children and teens
during the summer months. Information: 1-
800-667-3414. Registration forms available
online at
Upcoming camps:
Sr. High Adventure Camp July 7-10
Elementary Camp July 11-15
Camp Sunshine (individuals with disabilities)
Aug. 1-5.
UTEP P3 Kidz On Campus UTEPs
Professional and Public Programs (formerly
PACE) offers classes and camps geared toward
youth through Aug. 5. Courses offered in
visual and performing arts, language, science,
reading, math, social skills and more. The new
Kidz on the Move courses integrate physical
well-being in various topics. Course fees vary.
Summer fun
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Friday & Saturday Nights
June - August 13 - 8:30 PM
McKelligon Canyon
Barney Live in Concert -
Birthday Bash!
Abraham Chavez Theatre
July 23 - 11AM & 3PM
JULY 1 - Hinder, Ten Years and Egypt Central
JULY 2 - Bachman & Turner and Queensryche
Dance Instruction & Live Music
Saturday Nights - 7PM
Arts Festival Plaza

FREE Music & Entertainment
Thursday Evenings - 7PM
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater
loom and doom. On this
Fourth of July, many across
the land feel a festering frus-
tration. Nothing new, of course. Mark
Twain in his day saw changes after the
Civil War and lamented the grip of
greed on the nation. Walt Whitman
complained about the general depravi-
ty, corruption, bribery, small aims or no
aims at all, the body of a nation without
a soul. Little has changed by 2011.
Cheer up. A contrary note comes from
todays David Gergen. He urges us to
cheer up, to recall how in the mid-
1960s a third of the population over 65
lived in poverty and half had no health
insurance; only a third of the children
attended kindergarten; and African
Americans had trouble voting and held
few elected offices. Race riots and
political protests erupted in the cities.
Women stayed home and raised fami-
lies. Today, in contrast, some women
own businesses, and many have
advanced academic degrees and serve
as presidents of elite colleges. Today,
the nation excels in Nobel Prizes in sci-
ence and economics, in research, and in
doctorates in engineering and science.
Even violent crime is down. Exciting
inventions keep appearing. And, despite
our grievous national problems, in our
history we have had an amazing way of
finding answers. Gergen concludes with
the well-known quip by Winston
Churchill, how Americans eventually
do the right thing after theyve tried
everything else.
A major change. In the 1800s, a visit-
ing Frenchman named de Tocqueville
saw strong American commonalities: a
common spiritual tradition, a common
faith, a common scale of moral values
an inclusive community of ideas and
ideals. Again, just before World War
II, Harry Emerson Fosdick extolled our
oneness: the same language, same liter-
ature, same memories of the past, the
same God, the same scale of moral
values. Those two descriptions, need-
less to say, are no longer accurate.
Melting pot is so yesterday. Todays
America, rather, is a rich tapestry of
One thread in that tapestry is The
Hispanicisation of America.
Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. number
over 50 million, or one in six persons.
In 2050, the overall ratio will be one-
third. In Texas, Hispanics statistically
already have surpassed Anglos, and the
same in New Mexico. Then the article
mentioned the increasing browning of
America [that] will change the look,
sound and taste of the nation. So will
continuing immigration. Still, this is
todays America.
One thread. Lets consider just
Hispanics in that tapestry. Yes, many
Hispanics/Latinos have reached the top
at every level of our society. Yet, Esther
J. Cepeda from the Washington Post
brings up Hispanic/Latino issues such
as multigenerational poverty (25.5 per-
cent), a general lack of political power,
and dismal graduation rates. The
National Council of La Raza reports
that Hispanics are more likely to suffer
from chronic health conditions, such as
cardiovascular disease and diabetes ...
[and] are less likely to receive regular,
continuous care to combat their serious
health conditions. Many Hispanics are
forced to rely on emergency hospital
care or public clinics as their primary
source of care. Lack of insurance pre-
cludes much preventive care. Heart dis-
ease and cancer are main causes of
death, and female breast cancer rates
keep increasing.
Patriotism? Dream? Revolution?
Forty years ago, consumer advocate
Ralph Nader wrote that love of coun-
try [demands working] to make the
country more loveable. This means
working to end poverty, discrimination,
corruption, greed and other conditions
that weaken the promise and potential
of America. Are headed there?
The U.S. Catholic bishops in 1983
made this statement: Part of the
American dream has been to make this
world a better place in which to live.
Thats too heavy a load? Well, at least
can we try to make America a better
place in which to live? Doesnt the
Hispanic picture above show there is
much room for progress?
As long ago as 1783, Benjamin Rush,
a signer of the Declaration of
Independence, declared that the
American War is over, but this is far
from the case with the American
Revolution. Wheres the revolution for
barrio Hispanics? Or for African-
Americans, Native Americans,
Appalachian whites?
Our national dilemma. Former
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
believed that the American experiment
has blemishes, but I still find it a mirac-
ulous success, forging unity out of an
extraordinary diversity of backgrounds
and cultures. Agreed. On the other
hand, Benjamin Franklin, when leaving
the last meeting of the Constitutional
Convention, and queried about what the
convention had produced, replied, A
republic, if you can keep it. For now,
we leave the issue there.
Richard Campbell is the
author of Two Eagles in the Sun:
A Guide to U.S. Hispanic Culture.
A Nation
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Information/registration: 747-5142 or for full schedule.
New this year:
Family Konnection classes for parents
whose kids are participating in weekly summer
camps. Classes run 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday
through Friday and include yoga, drawing, car-
dio kickboxing, technology and more. Cost:
$35 per week ($29 for drawing).
Kidz Abroad one- and two-week language
and culture programs for grades 1 through 12,
with classes on Portuguese, Spanish, French,
Turkish, Arabic and Chinese. Cost: $69-$75 for
five-day camps; depending on camp.
Super Saturday Camps 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays July 9 and 23. Kids spend a day on
campus participating in (pizza lunch included).
Cost: $55 per camp.
ICCAE Summer Program at UTEP
The 5th annual Intelligence Community Center
of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) High School
Summer Program at UTEP runs July 11-Aug.
5 for juniors and seniors. The free four-week
program includes classes in Arabic, political sci-
ence, intercultural communications, intelligence
and national security studies, and computer sci-
ence and is designed for students who may
want to pursue a career in the intelligence
field. Much of the course takes place in Kelly
Hall, but weekly field trips are planned.
Information: Lisa Tomaka, 747-6166 or
Safety Town The 45th anniversary of the
annual Safety Town program for children about
to start school has free weekly sessions, 10
a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays,
through July 29, at Bassett Place. Registration
forms available at the Bassett Place Customer
Service Center. Scheduling is first-come, first-
serve. Class limited to 25 students. No class
July 5-9. Information: 772-7479 or 772-7106.
The program is open to children aged 5 and 6
who are about to start school. The one-week
lass, sponsored by Bassett Place with the El
Paso Police Department, teaches kids about
traffic, fire, stray animals, strangers, drugs and
other safety issues. Instruction is in a classroom
setting for an hour then in the kid-sized Safety
Town Village for the second hour. Graduation
ceremony at 11 a.m. each Friday of program.
In Control Teen Camp The El Paso
Diabetes Association will host its camp for
teenagers (age 13-19) with diabetes July 30-
31. Cost: $100. Information/registration: 532-
6280 or
Carmike Summer Kid Series
Carmike Cinemas, 9840 Gateway North, hosts
summer family movies at 10 a.m. Thursdays.
Admission: $1; discounted kids tray offered
during screenings. Information: 751-5613.
July 7 Madagascar 2
July 14 Megamind
July 21 Monsters vs. Aliens
July 28 Shrek
Aug. 4 Shrek 2
Aug. 11 The Last Airbender.
Fort Bliss Summer Fort Bliss MWR
hosts various summer activities for school-aged
children, middle school youth and teens
throughout the summer months. Families must
be registered with CYS before attending.
Advance payment required; space is limited.
Information: 568-KIDS, 568-5689 or
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If youre taking the highway out of town
for your vacation, dont forget the byways.
Hidden treasures await travelers willing
to explore what lies off the main road, and
who allow some extra time to enjoy his-
toric sites, natural attractions and other
points of interest along the way to their
final destination.
Billy the Kid National Scenic Byway
Director Laura Doth, whose organization
has its own suggested side trips along the
byway, such as Bonito Lake, White Oaks
ghost town, and the growing art communi-
ty of Nogal, said that traveling along
byways or to off-the-beaten-path destina-
tions is how travelers can encounter the
real America.
With higher gas prices, we are finding
people are taking shorter trips and staying
within the region and discovering these
wonderful gems off the main path, she
Trips to Albuquerque, Roswell, Silver
City and Ruidoso can be enhanced with a
stop at the Very Large Array, Fort Bayard
or Bosque del Apache, or even broken up
into shorter trips with an overnight to
Carlsbad or White Sands.
The long stretch to San Antonio has sev-
eral stops west of U.S. 83, such as the
West Texas triangle or Fort Davis/Alpine
and Marfa or the desert spring of
Balmorhea State Park.
Even the I-10 trek to Tucson, Ariz., (or
beyond) can include some Southern New
Mexico points of interest, like Pancho
Villa State Park near Columbus or the
Coronado National Forest.
Here are some suggestions of places to
add to your itinerary if youre headed to
points north, east or west.
Albuquerque via I-25
Socorro, N.M.: Exits 147 and 150 off I-25
north. Socorro, N.M. (190 miles north of
El Paso) is an easy stop on the way to
Albuquerque, and has plenty to see just
around the historic plaza alone. A self-
guided walking tour includes the 400-year-
old San Miguel Mission, and Garcia Opera
House, historic French Quarter homes,
Val Verde Hotel and other buildings,
including the Hammel Brewery, now serve
as a museum.
A short drive from the city are sites, such
as El Camino Real Heritage Center on Exit
115, that celebrate history of trade and the
mingling of cultures from Mexico,
America, Spain, Europe and Asia. North of
the city is the 24-mile Quebradas
Backcountry Scenic Byway for those who
want a slight change of scenery without
having to get out of their vehicle. The
route shows off colorful cliffs, arroyos and
rock formations, and is near wildlife
refuges, including Bosque del Apache. The
byway can be accessed off NM 380 east of
San Antonio and comes out north of
Socorro near Escondida Lake and Pueblito
off I-25.
Bosque del Apache: On NM 1, about nine
miles off I-25 exit 139. The driver-friend-
ly refuge covers more than 57,000 acres
along the Rio Grande and is managed by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department.
Although much of the refuge is preserved
as wilderness area, visitors can drive a
seven-mile loop of the refuge to try to
glimpse some of the migratory birds and
endangered species that make Bosque del
Apache their home.
Very Large Array: 50 miles west of
Socorro of Hwy 60, off I-25. The 27 large-
scale radio antennas of the Very Large
Array each measure 82 feet in diameter
and weigh 230 tons. The antennas are used
by the National Radio Astronomy
Observatory to study what they describe as
celestial objects that emit radio waves,
which includes regional space that cannot
be seen with visible light. The antennas
themselves are celebrities, as they have
been seen in science-fiction movies, such
as Contact, Independence Day,
Armageddon and Terminator
Salvation, as well as in music videos like
Bon Jovis Everyday, album covers,
comic books and more. Guided tours are
offered the first Saturday of each month,
and self-guided tours from the visitors cen-
ter are available daily 8:30 a.m. until dusk
with informational exhibits and videos,
and an observation deck to view the anten-
Truth or Consequences. The Southern
New Mexico town is best known for its
unusual name. It officially changed from
Hot Springs (after its natural spas) to
Truth or Consequences in 1950 as part
of a publicity scheme celebrating the tenth
anniversary of Ralph Edwards successful
game show of the same name. The towns
hot springs are still a draw, and families
making a quick visit can best experience
the hot mineral waters in Las Palomas
Plazas fountain. Walking tours of the Hot
Springs Historic District will also point out
some of the areas commercial bathhouses.
Truth or Consequences also boasts a revi-
talized downtown area with galleries and
other shops, with monthly Art Hops the
second Saturday of the month.
Caballo Lake and Elephant Butte Lake:
Both are accessible off I-25, with
Elephant Butte at exit 83 and Caballo
Lake at exit 59. Elephant Butte Lake State
Park and Caballo Lake are within close
proximity to one another near Truth or
Consequences and provide swimming,
camping, boating, fishing and other oppor-
tunities to cool off during a summer trip.
Caballo Lake State Park is also known
for its winter waterfowl watching, its two
cactus gardens, as well as water recreation.
The gardens are in full bloom in early
spring but are accessible year-round.
Percha and Leasburg Dam State Parks.
These nearby state parks offer two chances
to enjoy a peaceful family afternoon.
Percha Dam, one of the top five birding
spots in New Mexico, has been called the
New Mexico Park systems greatest hid-
den treasure. The area is often quiet and
not crowded, so travelers can enjoy pic-
nicking, swimming or walking along the
river under cottonwood, salt cedar and
Russian olive trees.
Leasburg Dam, which also has hiking and
picnicking along with cactus gardens, has
undergone a recent makeover and offers
new camping and picnicking facilities, a
campfire circle for evening programs, and
a new visitors center and playground area.
The park is adjacent to Fort Seldon State
Monument with the remains of the 19th-
century military outpost.
Percha Dam is off I-25 at exit 59, 21
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the way
Getting there may
be more half than
the fun if you know
the right byways
along the way
Story by Lisa Kay Tate
Shown from left to right:
Very Large Array, west
of Socorro, N.M.; Fort
Bayard, along the way
to Silver City; Hearst
Church, Pinos Altos;
Hillsboro, N.M.; New
Mexico Space History
Museum in Alamogordo;
Balmorhea State Park;
and Guadalupe
Mountains National
miles south of T or C, and Leasburg is 15
miles north of Las Cruces at exit 19, on
NM 157.
Roswell via Hwys 180 and 285
Carlsbad. Carlsbad shares the name with
the world-famous caverns in nearby
Whites City, although the city has its own
reasons to visit. Like Truth of
Consequences, Carlsbad was known for its
mineral springs, and its name was changed
from its original title, Eddy, to
Carlsbad in 1918, after the European
spa, Karlsbad.
One of the most popular features of the
town is the Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area
on the Pecos River. Since the river runs
through the town, the area is a free spot for
swimming Memorial Day through Labor
Day. A six-mile sidewalk also runs along
the river area.
About 12 miles north of Carlsbad is
Brantley Lake State Park, which also
encourages water sports and picnicking.
Brantley has a visitors center with histori-
cal exhibits about the Wild West town of
Seven Rivers.
The Carlsbad Museum and Art Center is
also free with permanent displays on the
areas history. Temporary exhibitions fea-
ture Southwestern art and other cultural
Another attraction in Carlsbad is the
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park,
with more than 40 native animal species,
such as kit fox, mule deer, pronghorn and
bison, and hundreds of succulent plants
from around the world.
Carlsbad Caverns/Whites City. Carlsbad
Caverns National Park is also a World
Heritage Site, so it gets its share of visitors
from all around the globe. Depending on
whether visitors take the elevator down or
enter through the more scenic natural
entrance, the trip to the caves 14-acre Big
Room may take around three hours. The
one-mile self-guided path along Big Room
is always a consistent 56 degrees, and
lunch can be enjoyed in the caverns
underground cafeteria, 750 feet below the
For an early-morning or evening stop
without touring the caverns, the park is
also famous for its dawn and dusk bat
flights with thousands of migrating
Mexican free-tail bats entering and exiting
the cave from May to October. Night-sky
full-moon programs and star parties are
also planned during the summer.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: 55
miles southwest of Carlsbad. Guadalupe
Mountains National Park was established
in 1972, but its history goes back about
270 million years as one of the best exam-
ples of Permian-era geology in the world.
Its formation Capitn Reef is also the
worlds largest exposed fossil reef.
Guadalupe Mountains Chief of
Interpretation Karl M. Pierce said that the
park has been described as one of
Americas best-kept secrets and its
wildlife-viewing opportunities are endless.
Geologists visit from around the world
to study this world-class site, Pierce said.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, at
86,616 acres, is home to over 900 plant
species, 60 species of mammals, 300 bird
species, and 55 species of reptiles and
Hiking trails along the park are plentiful,
with more than 80 miles of trails that
range from easy to strenuous in desert,
riparian, wooded and forested areas,
including, according to Pierce, the largest
wilderness area in the state of Texas.
You can climb to the Top of Texas to
8,749-foot Guadalupe Peak, the highest
peak in Texas, Pierce said.
Other trails include the riparian oasis of
McKittrick Canyon, the desert hike to his-
toric Pratt Cabin or the Grotto, or the
secluded trails within Dog Canyon. The
parks historic features include the Frijole
Ranch Cultural Museum and the Williams
Ranch, the latter of which is accessible
only by tour on four-wheel-drive vehicles.
The Guadalupe Mountains continue to
hold cultural significance for the Nde, as
well as other Native American Indian
nations, Pierce said. The cavalry, includ-
ing the famed Buffalo Soldiers, patrolled,
explored and mapped this region after the
Civil War and their story is also told at the
Frijole Ranch Museum.
Park-entrance fee is $8 per person; free
for ages 16 and younger, with programs
for Junior Rangers, senior citizens and
other groups available.
Artesia: 35.8 miles south of Roswell on
U.S. 285. The best reason to make a quick
stop in the small railroad town of Artesia
is its walking tour. The tour begins at the
Historic Train Depot, which doubles as the
communitys visitors center, and stops at
several bronze monuments, each represent-
ing a highlight in the areas history, includ-
ing depictions of oil derricks, pioneers,
cattle drives and the The First Lady of
Artesia, Sallie Chisum (niece of cattle-
man John Chisum). The Heritage Walkway
on the towns Main Street also shows off
murals and public art by area artists.
Bottomless Lake State Park: 12 miles east
of Roswell off Hwy 380. New Mexicos
first state parks seven pothole lakes were
named from the cowboys on the
Goodnight Loving Trail.
Park Superintendent Joe Kasuboski said
that the park is an oasis in the desert for
either day use or overnight camping.
Our main lake, Lea Lake, is set up as a
recreation area, he said. In the Lea Lake
Recreation Area, visitors will find a sand-
covered beach with a swimming area.
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There are also lifeguards on duty during
the summer months watching the designat-
ed swimming area.
He said that paddleboats, paddleboards
and lifejackets are available to rent, and
campground sites with full-hook-up
amenities are available.
Ruidoso or Cloudcroft via I-10
and U.S. 70
Alamogordo: 90 miles northeast of El
Paso on U.S. 54. Alamogordo is the last
chance to stop in the city before heading
to Cloudcroft.
Some of the main attractions:
Alameda Park Zoo, the oldest zoo in the
Southwest and the smallest zoo to be
accredited by the Association of Zoos and
Aquariums. Its on White Sands
Boulevard, the main road that runs along
the west side of town.
New Mexico Museum of Space History,
with exhibitions from early rocket experi-
ments near Roswell to an International
Space Station mock-up. The museum also
houses the International Space Hall of
Fame, the outdoor John P. Stapp Air and
Space Park, Astronaut Memorial Garden,
and the Clyde W. Tombaugh IMAX
Theater and Planetarium.
Oliver Lee State Park. The park is 12
miles south of Alamogordo off U.S. 54,
and can be a quick stop or a longer diver-
sion. The Dog Canyon riparian area hike
from the visitors center is a short self-
guided walk, but the ranger-guided hike to
the restored and authentically furnished
19th-century ranch house belonging to set-
tler Oliver Milton Lee may take around
three hours and is offered only at sched-
uled times.
Three Rivers and Valley of Fires: 17
miles north of Tularosa on U.S. 54. Three
Rivers Petroglyph Site is one of the few
sites that allows the public direct access to
its rock art. It is one of the largest sites in
the Southwest, with more than 21,000
glyphs created by the Jornada Mogollon
people depicting animals, plants and
human forms, along with other shapes,
dating back as far as 900 A.D.
The half-mile rugged trail passes by
many of the more interesting petroglyphs
and another trail leads to the remains of
Indian structures.
Just up from Three Rivers, four miles
west of Carrizozo, is Valley of Fires
Recreation Area, a basin of black lava rock
about 5,000 years old. The Malpais Nature
Trail, named for the nearby Malpais Lava
Flow, runs along the barren rock but also
passes many species of wildflowers and
desert vegetation.
White Sands National Monument. While
a destination in itself, White Sands
National Monument is also a popular side
trip when heading toward Cloudcroft or
Ruidoso. Its about 25 miles southwest of
Alamogordo on U.S. 70.
White Sands Chief of Interpretation
Becky Wiles said that two of the most
popular activities are picnicking and sled-
ding the dunes, but said that the monument
also offers a chance for a peaceful and
educational diversion.
Wiles said that the dunes offer a perfect
opportunity for peace and solitude, where
travelers can hear themselves think and
unwind with ten backcountry campsites,
hiking the five-mile Alkali Flats, or the
one-mile Dune Life Nature trail marked
with educational signs on the areas plants
and animals.
Visitors can also stop on the way back in
the evening to enjoy the dunes under the
light of the full moon at one of the month-
ly Full Moon Night programs in the sum-
There is much more to do at White
Sands than a quick slide down a gypsum
dune or a scenic place to grill some
dogs, Wiles said. While those are two
great reasons for visiting the worlds
largest gypsum dunefield, there is much
more to explore and experience in this out-
of-this-world landscape.
Capitan and Lincoln. Once youre in
Ruidoso, two of Lincoln Countys most
historic villages are easy to reach.
Capitan began in the 1890s and is the
resting place of Smokey Bear. Buried on
the grounds of the Smokey Bear Historical
Park, Smokey Bear was the orphaned sur-
vivor of a 17,000-acre fire in the Capitan
Mountains. Events such as the Smokey
Bear Stampede each Fourth of July week-
end celebrate his memory.
Lincoln is a one-street town along U.S.
380 whose adobe homes and buildings
date back to its Wild West past. Points of
interest include the Old Lincoln County
Courthouse Museum and courthouse jail,
and the village was once inhabited and fre-
quented by outlaw Billy the Kid, Sheriff
Pat Garrett and other famous names. The
villages history is commemorated through
Old Lincoln Days in August.
Silver City via NM 9/U.S. 180
Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway: Parts of
NM 152, 142 and 52. The byway is a
drive through several ghost towns, both
occupied and deserted, most of which were
at their most active during Sierra Countys
gold and silver boom in the 1870s to
1890s. Towns along the byway include
Chloride, with its Pioneer Store Museum
and 200-year-old hanging tree Cuchillo,
with still-occupied original buildings like
the San Jose Catholic Church and Cuchillo
Bar and Store. Theres also the former rail-
road stop Engle, Lake Valley, Las Placitas,
Monticello and Winston, settled by miners
who found Chloride too rowdy.
Many of Winstons historic buildings still
stand, and the town hosts the Winston-
Chloride-Dusty-Chiz Spring Fiesta each
June in honor of the areas ghost towns.
Also on the route are Kingston and
Kingston once had 23 saloons and 14
grocery and general stores, three newspa-
pers and an opera house. Some of the his-
toric buildings have been renovated as pri-
vate homes, but the Black Range Lodge
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bed and breakfast welcomes guests.
Hillsboro, settled in the late 1870s, is still
home to around 100 residents, with
restored homes, gift shops, restaurants,
artist studios and galleries, and the Black
Range Museum. The city has Heritage Day
celebrations each May the day before
Mothers Day and an old-fashioned
Christmas celebration.
Pinos Altos: Seven miles north of Silver
City on NM 15. The first county seat of
Grant County began in 1860 after three
49ers stopped at Bear Creek to take a
drink and discovered gold. The area
was soon inhabited by more than 700
prospectors and a few of the structures
built in the mid and late 1800s still stand,
such as the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera
House, Pinos Altos Post Office, the first
courthouse, and a historic log cabin that
now houses the Pinos Altos Historical
During the summer and early fall, the
Grant County Arts Guild opens the historic
Gold Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church,
also known as the Hearst Church, daily
May through early October.
Barbara Kejr is Purchase Prize
Committee chairperson for the guilds
annual juried exhibit. In addition to host-
ing the fine-arts exhibit, she said, the
church also contains remnants of the areas
Old West history.
The building has architectural features
such as an open-beamed ceiling and arched
windows with tinted glass, Kejr said.
Also of interest is the antique glass-sided
hearse said to have carried the body of
Sheriff Pat Garrett, remembered as the
sheriff who shot Billy the Kid.
Kejr said that the adobe church was built
when Pinos Altos was a bustling mining
town in 1898, and gets its name from
George Hearst, a U.S. senator from
California. The senator and his wife con-
tributed toward the construction of the
church in thanks to the community for the
profits earned from their gold mines. Most
of the gold in the Hearst Castle itself,
owned by Hearsts son, the famous pub-
lisher and politician William Randolph
Hearst, came from a mine in Pinos Altos.
Kejr feels the mix of art and history is
just one of the reasons to make the visit.
Where else can you appreciate the fine
artwork and crafts produced by local artists
while smelling the pine-scented air and the
cool breezes found at the 7,000-foot eleva-
tion? she said.
Fort Bayard and Hurley. Fort Bayard
National Historic Landmark, established in
1866 to keep the peace in the mining com-
munities, was initially built and maintained
by Buffalo Soldiers (African-American
enlisted men), and served as a military fort
until 1899. After that, it was turned over to
the U.S. Army Medical Center to treat sol-
diers with tuberculosis.
Kathy Hill of the Fort Bayard
Preservation Society said that the fort was
instrumental in healing the nations veter-
ans. The fort was later taken over by the
Veterans Administration, which built a new
hospital on the site, and in 1945 after a
cure for TB was found, the VA sold it to
the State of New Mexico.
The beautiful climate, high elevation,
dry air, and good care and rest they
received at the fort was just what the doc-
tor ordered, she said.
Although the fort was vacated in 2010,
many of its turn-of-the-century buildings
still stand, and the bordering Fort Bayard
National Cemetery is surrounded by the
Gila National Forest. Visitors can take self-
guided tours for the fort, and guided tours
are scheduled on selected Saturday morn-
Hill said that the fort gets several visitors
from the El Paso area, as there are many
activities to do on and around the fort
located on the Trail of the Mountain Spirits
National Byway.
Many hiking trails are nearby, includ-
inga two-mile hike to one of the largest
alligator juniper trees in NorthAmerica,
she said The birding is excellent, the
views spectacular, and many times you can
see the Coon Deer, elk and other wild
creaturesvisiting the grounds.
City of Rocks State Park: 28 miles from
Deming off U.S. 180. If youre headed for
Silver City, another great byway stop is
City of Rocks, a natural playground for
climbers of all ages formed by volcanic
material eroded into eerie shapes. It can
get a bit hot in summer, so hit the park in
the morning or perhaps save it for a fall or
winter trip. To get there, take U.S. 180 24
miles northeast of Deming, and then NM
61 four miles to the park entrance.
San Antonio: Route 1 via I-10
Balmorhea State Park: 189 miles south-
west of El Paso on I-10. Balmorhea is
another water-play area built by the
Civilian Conservation Corps in the early
1930s, taking advantage of the thousands-
year-old water source Soloman Springs.
Private owners deeded it in 1934 to Reeves
County Water Improvement District No. 1.
Now open to the public, its spring-fed
swimming pool built around the spring has
up to 28 million gallons of water flow
through it each day. The CCC also built a
concession building, bathhouses, and the
pre-motel travel structure San Soloman
Courts, which still houses guests.
The triangle of Alpine, Marfa and Fort
Davis: Hwy 90. Highway 90 advertises
itself as the quickest route to San
Antonio, but the tri-city area of Alpine,
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McDonald Observatory near Fort Davis
Marfa and Fort Davis places three unique
towns under 30 miles from each other (and
about 200 miles from El Paso). In just the
past decade, the West Texas communities
have undergone an artistic and cultural
renaissance without losing their original
small-town integrity.
The largest of the three communities is
Alpine, home to Sul Ross State University
and the Museum of the Big Bend. The
citys main street, Holland, is lined with
galleries, restaurants, bookstores and gift
shops, and highlighted by colorful murals.
Open-air entertainment during the summer
includes Sul Rosss Theatre of the Big
Bend in the amphitheater at Kokernot, and
minor league baseball by the Continental
Baseball Leagues Big Bend Cowboys at
the nostalgic Kokernot Field, dubbed The
Yankee Stadium of Texas by Texas
The ranching town of Marfa, best known
for its mystery lights that can be seen
from a Hwy 90 observation point just out-
side of town most nights, is an unusual
mix of ranching heritage and modern art.
Quick photo ops include minimalist artist
Donald Judds large-scale bunker line
installations at the Chinati Foundation and
the faux storefront of Prada Marfa.
The town of Fort Davis is located in the
heart of the Davis Mountains, and Fort
Davis Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Lisa Nugent said that the town at
5,050-foot elevation is both the coolest
town in Texas and the highest.
Attractions include the world renowned
McDonald Observatory, the largest obser-
vatory in the United States.
Solar viewing and guided tours are
offered daily, with Star Parties on Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday evenings, Nugent
said. But anywhere you stay in Fort
Davis, you can see plenty of stars and even
the Milky Way with your naked eye.
Nugent said that the towns namesake,
Fort Davis National Historic Site, is one of
the best-kept military posts in the entire
It has over 100 buildings and ruins with
artifacts dating back to the late 1800s.
Scenic beauty and wildlife abound the area
within and around Fort Davis, she said.
Visitors can drive the highest highway in
Texas: the Scenic Loop Drive. Built as the
states first million-dollar highway, this 75-
mile trip travels in and around the Davis
Mountains showcasing majestic mountain
views and the abundant wildlife that
inhabits the area.
Other Fort Davis attractions include the
27,000-acre Davis Mountains State Park
and the historic Indian Lodge, and
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and
Botanical with hiking trails, a mining
exhibit, and a greenhouse with more than
200 species of cacti and succulents.
Nugent said that the town itself has a his-
toric walking or driving tour of more than
20 buildings still in use today, and is a
great escape from the trappings of larger
Although there is plenty to see and do in
Fort Davis, there arent any chain stores or
traffic lights, she said. Fort Davis is a
small community only one mile long with
charming shops and merchants.
Not really part of the triangle, but close
enough on Hwy 90 to be explored in the
same day, is Marathon. Its most promi-
nent building is the historic Gage Hotel,
but the small town with a population of
less than 1,000 also has several galleries
and several artsy eateries.
Tucson via NM 9 (off-I-25)
Rockhound State Park: Nine miles east of
NM 11 on NM 141. Rockhound State
Park and Spring Canyon Recreation area is
not the best place to cool off during the
summer but has ideal mild weather in the
spring and fall.
It has two hiking trails, picnic facilities
and a visitors center for day use, but is
known best for its invitation to take some
of the park home. Along the trails are vol-
canic rocks and silicaminerals like quartz,
chalcedony, agate and common opal.
Its Desert Alive! Celebration is held each
spring with nature walks, displays and
exhibits about the Chihuahuan Desert and
its resources.
Columbus and Pancho Villa State Park:
65 miles west of El Paso. New Mexico
State Highway 9 is called The Columbus
Highway for obvious reasons, as the New
Mexico village and its Pancho Villa State
Park are situated directly on it.
Columbus is famous as the site of infa-
mous revolutionary Francisco Pancho
Villas raid in 1916, prompting the
Punitive Expedition from General John
Black Jack Pershing and his force.
Pancho Villa State Park Heritage
Educator John Read said that there are
many rumors as to what provoked this
famous raid: Some say Pancho Villa des-
peratelyneeded supplies, others say he
wanted revengefor a business deal gone
bad with a merchant in Columbus.
The 60-acre park on the grounds of the
former Camp Furlong was established in
1959 in commemoration of Villas raid and
as a gesture of goodwill between the
United States and Mexico. In Columbus is
a walking tour of several sites associated
with Villas raid and the Columbus
Historical Museum.
The 7,000-square-foot exhibit hall con-
tains military vehicles, including a Curtiss
JN-3 biplane,extensive historical artifacts,
and exhibits depicting the raid and the
U.S. Armys subsequent Punitive
Expedition into Mexico, Read said.
Several buildings at the park are listed on
the National Register of Historic Places.
NM 11 is a relaxing alternative to 1-10
for westbound travelers at Columbus,
drivers can head north and connect to I-10
in Deming, which offers the Deming, Luna
and Mimbres Museum as a worthwhile
stop on the long drive west.
Further along I-10, highway travelers can
choose a couple of ghost town stops
before reaching the Arizona state line:
Shakespeare near Lordsburg, and Steins
just west of Lordsburg.
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El Paso Zoo 4001 E. Paisano. Zoo sum-
mer entrance hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
daily. Zoo admission is $10 for ages 13 to 61;
$7.50 for ages 62 and older and active duty mil-
itary (including spouse) with ID; $6 ages 3 to
12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo mem-
bers admitted free. Information: 532-8156,
521-1850 or
Bug Appreciation Weekend activities are 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7.
New to the zoo is the Przewalskis Horse
Exhibit. The El Paso Zoo is receiving two rare
Przewalskis Horse stallions. Referred to as
the last wild stallion, the horse roamed the
tree-less steppes of Mongolia but became
extinct in the wild after its last sighting in the
wild in 1969.
Also new is the El Paso Electric Kalahari
Research Station energy exhibit featuring a
renewable energy system of solar photovoltaic
panels and a wind turbine generator, as well as
a live animal demonstration area with
meerkats, a Madagascar giant hog-nosed snake
and Madagascar tomato frogs.
The El Paso Zoo is a 35-acre home to 228
species of animals. About 420 mammals, rep-
tiles, amphibians and birds, 106 fish and 294
invertebrates live in a variety of natural habitat
exhibits including a Reptile House, South
American Pavilion, Americas Aviary, Cisneros
Paraje, Birds of Prey Exhibit, Forest Atrium,
Asian Grasslands and an Elephant Complex.
Daily encounters include California Sea Lion
Training and Meet the Keeper presentations at
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Asian Elephant Training Encounters scheduled
daily. Information:
The week-long Zoo Camp Z-Raffes, for
ages 6 to 10are offered through Aug. 12, and
campers can choose from either a zebra camp
or giraffe camp. Cost: $95 ($85 members).
El Paso/Trans-Pecos Audubon Society
The society hosts field trips to various bird-
ing sites in the region. Non-members and
guests welcome on all field trips. Information:
Mark Perkins, 637-3521 or
A Sunset Trip in the Upper Valley meets at 5
p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Keystone Heritage
Park, 4200 Doniphan. The tour visits various
ponds and canals to see birds roosting for the
evening including possible sightings of
Mississippi kites and lilac-crowned parrots.
A weekend trip to the Sacramento Mountains
and Lincoln National Forest is July 22-24,
camping at the South Fort Camp Ground above
Bonita Lake. Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Casino Apache Travel Center parking lot,
25845 Hwy 70 in Mescalero, N.M. Destinations
include Buck Mountain, Eagle Creek, Cree
Burn area, Upper Canyon, Capitan, Fort
Stanton, Cedar Creek and Alto Lake.
A Reservoirs Down in the Valley trip meets at
7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, with stops in
McNary, Fort Hancock and Tornillo to see
grebes, pelicans, gulls, sandpipers, cormorants,
herons and ducks.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
The parks headquarters are 56 miles south-
west of Carlsbad, N.M. in Pine Springs, Texas
on US 62/180. The park has more than 80
miles of nature trails including the self-guided
McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail and the Indian
Meadow Trail at Dog Canyon, and is the site of
the historic Frijole Ranch and Williams Ranch.
Summer Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 6
p.m. Information: 828-3251, ext. 2124, 828-
3251 or
Fourth of July Weekend programs
7 p.m. Friday, July 1: Exotic Species:
Strangers in Your Backyard, Headquarters
Visitor Center (Pine Springs).
2 p.m. Saturday, July 2: Dog Canyon Ranger
Days Guided Hike. Meet at the Dog Canyon
Ranger Station. 1 mile, easy (1 hour). Bring
water, sunscreen, and wear a hat and sunglass-
6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2: Evening Program
at Dog Canyon Ranger Station (2-hour drive
from Pine Springs).
7 p.m. Saturday, July 2: Three Cultural
Landscapes: Nde, Pioneers, and the National
Park Service. Headquarters Visitor Center (Pine
1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 3: Open House at Ship
on the Desert (Historic Home of Philanthropist
and Geologist Wallace Pratt). The house is off
of McKittrick Canyon entrance road.
8:15 a.m. Monday, July 4: Guided Hike to the
Bowl. Meet at the Pine Springs Trailhead. Hike
to the high country with a ranger. Strenuous,
10.7 miles round trip, six hours. Wear hiking
boots, sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. Bring at
least one gallon of water per person and food
for the day.
10 a.m. Monday, July 4: Horns vs. Antlers
Patio Talk. Headquarters Visitor Center (Pine
2 p.m. Monday, July 4: Bullets & Water: The
Buffalo Soldiers in the Guadalupes. Meet at the
Pine Springs Trailhead. Guided hike to a Buffalo
Soldier encampment with a ranger. 2.5 miles
roundtrip, some offtrail, moderately strenu-
ous (2 hours). Bring at water, sunglasses, hat,
sunscreen, and wear sturdy shoes.
Summer interpretive programs offered
through Labor Day:
Patio Talks are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 1
at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Talks last
around 20 minutes.
Open houses from the Ship on the Desert are
1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, July 3 and 17.
Pratt Cabin in McKittrick Cabin will be open
with ranger led tour is Sunday, July 24.
Ranger led bird walks are 7 p.m. July 10, at
the Frijole Ranch.
Evening programs on various topics are
Fridays and Saturdays during the summer. (No
talk on July 16).
Dog Canyon Ranger Days are 10 a.m. to noon
and 3 t 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 16 and 30,
with a ranger-led hike at 2 p.m. and evening
program at 6:30 p.m.
Call for schedule of other guided hikes.
No gas stations, restaurants, groceries or
other services available at the park; closest
facilities are 35 miles away at Whites City to
the northeast.
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
5000 Calle del Norte in Mesilla. Summer hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
through Aug. 31. All events free with park
admission. Day use fee: $5 per vehicle ($40
annual pass). Information: (575) 523-4398.
Dress accordingly for all hikes; wear close-
toed shoes and sunscreen. Bring water and
Birding tours are 7:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 2,
9 and 30, led by park volunteers.
The Becoming a Birder Series is 7:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 16 and 23. Park staff will point
out common birds and participants walk the
park trails and learn what to look for to help
identify birds and how to use field guides.
A ranger-guided nature hike is 9 a.m.
Saturday, July 16, to learn about the areas
plants and wildlife.
A series of garden and bird talks is 10 a.m. on
selected Saturdays in the classroom.
July 9 Cacti of the Trans-Pecos Area
with author Ad Konings.
July 16 Desert Creatures with State
Entomologist Dr. Carol Sutherland.
July 23 Night Fliers-Birds of the
Gloaming and Darkness with Master Naturalist
Sylvia Hacker.
July 30 The Gila Monster and Other
Endangered Animals with Richard Quick from
the Museum of Natural History.
Chihuahuan Desert Education
Coalition The coalitions annual meeting is
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Great
American Land and Cattle Company, 600 Valley
Chili Road, in Anthony, Texas. Meeting followed
by 15-minute presentations is 6:30 p.m. Texas
Parks and Wildlife Urban Biologist Lois Balin
will speak about the Texas Wildscape Program
and UTEP engineer Dr. John Walton will speak
about contouring the land for effective water
use. Please RSVP at
Information: 217-4233.
Area hiking websites A variety of
organizations in the El Paso/Las Cruces area
offers hiking opportunities. Hikes typically are
rated as easy, moderate, or strenuous. Solo or
new hikers are welcome. offers a variety of groups for all
activities, including the El Paso hiking meetup
club ( and the Las
Cruces hiking meetup club (
El Paso Ridgewalkers The group posts its
hikes at Or contact
Carol Brown at 630-1424.
Celebrations of Our Mountains now offers an
ongoing calendar of hiking and related events at
elpasonaturally is a blog by Jim Tolbert on
various environmental topics, with a calendar of
events that also includes the Sunrise Hikers
Tuesday morning group. See or contact tol-
The El Paso chapter of the Sierra Club posts
its hikes at
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
The center and botanical gardens are four miles
south of Fort Davis on HWY 118. Information:
(432) 364-2499 or
Nature Challenge runs during the summer
months, and families are encouraged to visit
designated nature sites across the region in
which they live, completing missions at each
site. The families who complete the most mis-
sions are eligible for a grand prize. Closing cer-
emonies for the West Texas Nature Challenge
are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the
center. Information: The new eco-
tourism site for outdoor activities in El Paso
County is now up with an interactive map, of
hiking and running trails, calendar of events and
more. Information: 546-2098 or
Municipal Rose Garden The garden at
3418 Aurora (at Copia), opens to the public 8
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a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30, except for
official holidays. The Garden, which opened in
1958, has many types of roses at the sprawling
park area with a waterfall, shade canopy and
many other amenities. Admission is free.
Information/rentals: El Paso Parks and
Recreation, 541-4331.
Rio Bosque Wetlands Park UTEPs
Center for Environmental Resource
Management offers free guided walking tours
and other activities at Rio Bosque Wetlands
Park in El Pasos Mission Valley. Tours last about
two hours. Information: 747-8663 or rio- Upcoming events:
Bird Tour, 7 a.m. Saturday, July 9.
A Community Workday is 8 to 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 16.
Introductory Tour, 8 a.m. Sunday, July 17.
Monthly faunal monitoring is 7 to 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 23.
Meeting place is a bridge crossing Riverside
Canal. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan
American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
Franklin Mountains State Park The
24,000-acre park extends north from the heart
of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The
highest point is North Mt. Franklin, 7,192 feet
above sea level.
Most hiking and mountain-biking trails begin in
the Tom Mays area, off Transmountain Road on
the west side of the park (east of I-10).
Entry fees are $4 per person, free for age 12
and under (with family). Group rates available.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Information:
Guided hikes are offered at 8:30 a.m. on
selected days. Cost is $7 ($1 ages 5-12; under 5
free) includes park entry fee. Reservations
required: 566-6441 ext. 21. or
Nature Walk, Saturday, July 2.
West Cottonwood Springs, Sunday, July 3.
West Cottonwood Mine Shaft, Saturday, July
Aztec Caves, Sunday, July 17.
Camping in the Tom Mays Area of the park,
with both traditional tent sites and RV areas (no
hookups). Site fee is $8 (limit of four campers),
plus the park entrance fee.
Picnicking in the Tom Mays Area, with picnic
tables and restrooms that are accessible to the
No ground fires are permitted.
Feather Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
9500 North Loop, near Loop 375. The 43.5-
acre site is managed by El Pasos Audubon
Society. Information: 545-5157 or 747-8663.
Due to drought conditions, the sanctuary is
closed to the public until further notice.
The next public workday session is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6.
Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso
Desert Botanical Garden 4200
Doniphan (across from Frontera). Hours are 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Admission: $3 (free for members). Information:
584-0563, or elpa-
The parks 2-acre Botanical Garden, funded
by the Rotary Club of El Paso and the Junior
League, features native plants, amphitheater,
butterfly garden, wedding garden, childrens
maze, and a Butterfly House.
Keystone Heritage Park has 189 species of
migratory and local birds, and a 4,500-year-old
archaeological site.
The site is open for bird watching 9:30 a.m. to
noon the second and last Saturday of the
Keystones Chihuahuan Desert Experience
(immediately west of the wetland) is open daily
from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for walking and
bird watching.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic
Site The site is famed for many Native
American rock paintings and unique geology.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through
Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for children 12 and
younger). Additional activity cost for tours
(including birding tour and morning hike): $1
for ages 5 and older. Information: 857-1135 or
For park campground reservations, call (512)
Pictograph, rock climbing/bouldering and hik-
ing tours are 9 and 11 a.m. during the summer
months. Tours offered Wednesday through
Sunday, by prior arrangement at 849-6684.
Birding tours is 7 a.m. on the third Saturday of
the month. There is no birding tour in July, but
reservations are being accepted for the Aug.
20 tour. Advance sign-up encouraged.
To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S.
Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco
Mountains then turn left on Ranch Road 2775.
North Mountain is available for self-guided day
use, for up to 70 people at a time; reservations
recommended. There is an annual orientation
program for visitors. Guided access is offered
to the rest of the site. Picnicking allowed at ten
tables closest to headquarters. Wood and char-
coal fires are not permitted. Camping is avail-
able. Bicycles permitted only on designated
paved areas. Pets allowed only in camping or
picnic areas. Call for reservations and other
information: 857-1135.
Aguirre Spring Campground The
Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the
federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S.
70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five
family camping and picnic sites, plus two group
areas. Day-use fee is $3 per vehicle.
The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding)
and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the camp-
Information, group reservations: (575) 525-
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
The park, part of Asombro Institute for Science
Education, is northeast of Las Cruces, off
Jornada Road. Admission is free; donation box
at trailhead. Park hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Information: (575)
524-3334 or
To get there: Take I-25 in Las Cruces and
head east on U.S. 70. Take the Mesa Grande
Road exit (at Oate High School). Make a U-
turn under the highway to head west, and stay
in the right lane. Turn right (north) on Jornada
Road. Follow Jornada Road for 6.5 miles and
turn left at the park sign. Follow the entrance
road to the parking area and trailhead.
Asombro Institute for Science Education is a
nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing
scientific literacy by fostering an understanding
of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Dripping Springs Natural Area The
recreational area is at the base of the Organ
Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road
(the eastern extension of University Avenue),
about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area,
run by the federal Bureau of Land Management
in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy,
includes the A.B. Cox Visitors Center, several
hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. Visitor
center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance gate is
open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed
(except for assistance animals). Information:
(575) 522-1219.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park The
park is about 160 miles east of El Paso, off the
Carlsbad Highway (U.S. 62-180). Information:
(575) 785-2232 or
Summer hours (through Labor Day) are 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. Last entry via elevator is 4 p.m.
and last via natural entrance is 3:30 p.m.
Guided tours offered 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (call for
Elevator renovations will continue through the
summer months; visitors taking elevator
entrance should expect longer waits.
Star parties are 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 2
and 30, in the main East parking lot.
The annual Batflight Breakfast is 5 to 7 a.m.
Saturday, July 16; breakfast available for pur-
chase at the caverns restaurant.
The bat season generally lasts from late
May through mid-October. Daily bat flight talks
(about 15 minutes long) are offered just before
sunset at the amphitheatre outside the natural
entrance. Then bats willing visitors are
treated to the sunset spectacle of clouds of bats
flying out of the cave entrance.
Plan 3-1/2 hours for a walk-in tour and 1-1/2
hours for Big Room tour. Cost is $6 ($3 for
ages 6-15 or seniors with discount card). The
parks audio self-guided tour is $3 extra (also
available in Spanish).
For an extra fee ($8 adults, $4 youth and sen-
iors with card), visitors can go on a ranger-guid-
ed tour of the Kings Palace, Papoose Room,
Queens Chamber and Green Lake Room;
reservations are required.
Guided tours also are available for Slaughter
Canyon Cave, an undeveloped cave 23 miles
from the main cavern. Call for reservations.
Cost is $15 ($7.50 ages 6-15, seniors with
card). The 1-1/4-mile tour lasts about 2-1/2
hours. Flashlight with fresh batteries required.
Wear good walking shoes and bring water.
Other special guided tours are available,
including Wild Cave Tours.
White Sands National Monument
The glistening gypsum dunes are about 15 miles
southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Hours are for the Dunes Drive are 7 a.m. to 9
p.m. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All visitors must exit the park by one hour
after sunset; park open one hour later for Full
Moon Nights.
Entrance fee: $3 age 17 and older. Free for
children. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236
or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232; or go to
A Full Moon Hike is 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14.
Hike is free with monument admission; reser-
vations required as space is limited.
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Lorettas Barbed Wire Band performs classic
and contemporary country and Norteo ballads
at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the monuments
amphitheater (weather permitting) as part of
the Summer Full Moon Nights series.
Presentations are free with regular park
entrance fee.
Patio Talks question and answer sessions with
rangers are 1:30 p.m. daily through Sept. 5,
at the Visitor Center.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last
weekend of each month. This months tour is 8
a.m. Saturday, July 30. Participants drive their
own vehicles 17 miles beginning at the Small
Missile Range gate on U.S. 70, 25 miles west of
the White Sands Visitor Center, then hike 3/4
mile to the source of the white sands.
Reservations required (accepted online only).
Cost is $3 per adult; $1.50 age 16 and under.
The free one hour ranger-guided Junior
Ranger Program is 9 a.m. Saturdays, through
Aug. 6, for ages 5 to 12 accompanied by par-
ent. Kids learn about the white sands and earn
a special Junior Ranger Patch that can only be
earned on this program.
Crafty Kids craft and interpretive programs
are 9 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 14 for ages
7-10. Parents welcome to participate.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National
Monument 44 miles north of Silver City
on NM Highway 15, the dwellings are in the
middle of the majestic Gila Wilderness, the first
and one of the largest wilderness areas.
Entrance fee: $3 per person; $10 per family.
Information: (575) 536-9461 or
Summer hours (through Labor Day): The trail
to the cliff dwellings is open from 8:30 a.m. to
6 p.m. Everyone must be off the trail by 6 p.m.
Visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily
guided tours are noon; call trailhead station
one-half hour before start time to confirm.
New Mexico State Parks Day-use fee
is $5 when visiting any state park. Camping
fees: $8 for primitive site; $10 for developed
site (electrical hookup $4 extra). All programs
are free with park entrance, unless otherwise
listed. Information: (575) 744-5998 or
Oliver Lee State Park, Highway 54 south of
Alamogordo at the Dog Canyon turnoff.
Information: (575) 437-8284.
A night sky viewing of constellations Hercules,
Draco and Leo is 9 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July
2, with the Amateur Astronomers Group at the
Group Shelter.
Mesilla Valley Bosque Park 5000 Calle del
Norte, Mesilla. Guided bird tours are first
Saturday of every month.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Information: (575) 744-5998.
The annual Independence Day fireworks dis-
play is 9:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 2, launch-
ing from Rattlesnake Island. Fireworks can be
viewed from the beach or boats.
The 2011 Dam It Man Triathlon is 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday, July 24.
City of Rocks State Park, north of Deming off
U.S. 180. Information: (575) 536-2800. A
Rattlesnake Myths presentation is 3 to 4 p.m.
every Saturday.
Rockhound State Park, five miles south of
Deming on State Road 11 then east on State
Road 141 for nine miles. Day use hours: 7:30
a.m. to sunset. Information: (575) 546-6182 or
(575) 744-5998.
The summer Music in the Park concert series
is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 16, with cowboy
songs and poetry from Mike Moutoux, The
Enchanting Cowboy.
Bottomless Lakes State Park 13 miles east
of Roswell, (via U.S. Hwy 380 and NM Hwy
409). Information: (575) 624-6058 or
The 21st annual Sand Sculpture Contest is 8
a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Judging begins
at 1 p.m.; prizes awarded in several age cate-
Alameda Park Zoo Alameda Park, 1321
North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70),
Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and
older; free for ages 2 and younger). Annual
memberships available. Information: (575) 439-
The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established
in 1898) is part of the park that lines
Alamogordos main highway. The zoo, covering
about 12 acres, features about 250 exotic and
indigenous animals.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State
Park Carlsbad, N.M. Admission: $5 ($3
ages 7-12; free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily (last entry at 3:30 p.m.).
Information: (575) 887-5516.
The Carlsbad Area Art Associations annual
Living Desert Show exhibit and sale of desert-
themed artwork including pottery, jewelry,
sculpture, paintings, and more runs through
July 4 during regular zoo hours.
A full moon walk is 8:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, July
To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
follow signs to the park.
While most zoos feature exotic animals from
faraway countries, Living Desert offers visitors
an up-close look at the mammals, reptiles and
birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert.
A large greenhouse is devoted to succulents
and cactus from around the world. The head-
quarters building includes exhibits on minerals,
history, archaeology and other subjects.
The 2011 Zoo Camps are 8:15 a.m. to noon
Monday through Friday, July 11-15 for ages 7-
9 and July 18-22 for ages 10-12. This years
theme is Native Americans in the Chihuahuan
Desert. Pre-registration deadline is June 15.
Cost: $40 ($30 members).
Sitting Bull Falls The scenic area in the
Lincoln National Forest is seven miles south-
west of NM 137 on Forest Route 276. The
130-foot falls is one of the highest in New
Mexico. Features a picnic area and wheelchair-
accessible trails. Entry fee: $5 per car (day use
only). Information: (575) 885-4181.
Davis Mountains Preserve The Nature
Conservancys preserve open to the public on
designated days, with no admission fee. No
pets allowed. All visitors must sign in at McIvor
Conservation Center near the preserves
entrance. Reservations not required for day
use, but strongly encouraged for overnight
stays: (432) 426-2390, ext. 1 or
To get there: Take Hwy 118 from Fort Davis
to the Lawrence E. Wood picnic area. The pre-
serve gate is about one-quarter mile north of
picnic area on left (look for sign).
The next open weekend is 10 a.m. Friday to 3
p.m. Sunday, July 22-24, and the next open
day is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.
Chihuahuan Desert Resource Institute
The CDRI center and botanical gardens are
four miles south of Fort Davis on Hwy 118.
Admission: $5 ($4 seniors 65 and older; free
children 12 and younger, members).
Information: (432) 364-2499 or
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Hate the sin, love the sinner sounds
like a Bible verse, but thats not even
close. Its actually a quote from
Mahatma Gandhi, the famous pacifist
leader of Indian independence.
But even Gandhi might get mad over
how most Christians use his phrase
The saying pops up most often in con-
nection with homosexuality. Those who
oppose homosexual conduct on religious
grounds often profess to love the indi-
viduals while detesting their behavior.
Not surprisingly, this hate the sin,
love the sinner mantra rarely convinces
anyone they are being loved.
Heres why:
You cant separate behavior from the
individual. We may be more than the
sum of our behavior, but our behavior
intimately reflects who we are. When
someone judges our actions, they are
judging us.
More and more people have grown up
without any notion of sin. No matter
how real the concept of sin is to you,
it may have little meaning to others.
If you dont have a good relationship
with someone to begin with, its not
going to get any better by telling him or
her theyre wrong. If someone calls me
up to tell me how much they hate what I
write, chances are we are not on track to
become bosom buddies.
Jesus was labeled a friend of sinners
by his critics, but he didnt befriend peo-
ple because they were sinners. He sim-
ply was able to look past what others
regarded as sin.
For example, in Jesus time, a tax col-
lector was considered the worst of sin-
ners, a pariah who made his living by
taking advantage of the common people
as an agent of the occupying Romans.
When Jesus chose a tax collector as one
of his disciples, he did not lecture him
on the sinfulness of his ways. He just
told Matthew, Follow me.
When Jesus encountered another tax
collector, Zacchaeus, he did not repri-
mand him but instead invited himself to
dinner at his house. Thats when
Zacchaeus realized on his own that he
had to make amends to those he had
Im not sure we can ever love someone
we think of primarily as a sinner.
Judging and loving are like oil and vine-
gar: They just dont mix. Jesus died to
remove the penalty of sin so that we
could come to God as His children, not
as defendants in a courtroom.
Randy Limbird is editor of
El Paso Scene. Comments?
Send to
Museum Scavenger Hunt The Border
Museum Associations 3rd annual scavenger
hunt runs through Aug. 24. The hunt encour-
ages participants to learn more about the areas
history, art, desert, and other subjects while
exploring the regions museums. Visit any 10
participating museums, and have form validated
at each site. Correctly completed forms will be
entered in a drawing for prizes. Participation is
free; forms available at all participating muse-
ums. Museum admission varies. Information:
Mirabel Villalva, 351-0048, ext. 24 .
Participating museums: Centennial Museum at
UTEP, El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center, El Paso Museum of Archaeology, El
Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of
History, Insights El Paso Science Museum,
International Museum of Art, Lynx Exhibits,
Museo Urbano, National Border Patrol
Museum, Old Fort Bliss Museum, Railroad and
Transportation Museum of El Paso, Rubin
Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP and War
Eagles Air Museum.
Centennial Museum University at
Wiggins, UTEP. Changing exhibits are on the
second floor, Lea and Discovery Galleries.
Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Thursday and Saturday. Closed Friday,
Sunday and Monday. Admission is free.
Information: 747-5565 or
Showing through August: Ben Witticks
Southwest Photographs, 1880-1903, from the
Centennials archives. Witticks black and white
photographs focused on the diverse environ-
ment and cultural history of the Southwestern
United States and Northern Mexico.
Showing through Dec. 22: A River
Interrupted: Making the Case for Changing our
Management of the Rio Grande. This bilingual
collaborative exhibit by UTEP and the
Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
includes biological specimens, historical photo-
graphs, and other items shedding light on the
natural and cultural history of the Rio Grande.
Continuing exhibits are on the third floor of
the Centennial and include archaeology, ethnol-
ogy and paleontology of the Southwest. Around
the museum building, the Chihuahuan Desert
Gardens exhibit has more than 600 species of
desert plants. The gardens are open daily from
daylight to dusk.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or
The museums free monthly Cinema
Sundays series is 2 p.m. the last Sunday of the
The El Paso museum depicts Jewish life in
Europe before World War II, Hitlers rise to
power, the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life
in concentration camps, prisoner resistance to
the Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also fea-
tured is a local survivors exhibit. Docents avail-
able for guided tours.
The museums annual membership drive runs
through Sept. 11. Portion of all new mem-
berships between now and September will be
matched by a local museum supporter.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology
4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west
of U.S. 54). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Information: 755-4332.
Showing through Aug. 14: Settlement
Legacy: Native Americans of the Pass of the
North. The exhibit tells the story of the
Manso, Suma, Piro, and Tigua Indians who,
more than four centuries ago, founded the mis-
sions and pueblos that evolved into what are
now the sister cities of El Paso and Jurez. The
exhibit, including historic images and cultural
artifacts, is dedicated to the Tigua Indians of
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo. The exhibit also com-
memorates Tribal Chief Santiago Bustamante,
Tribal Chief who died in December 2010.
Master Gardener/Master Naturalist Dr.
Raphael Corral, the Fort Bliss plant biologist,
will give a talk at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
A free family workshop with world music
group Ceiba is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, titled
Exploring the Music of the Americas.
Fort Bliss Archaeologist Sue Sitton will give a
talk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, as part of the
El Paso Archaeological Societys regular meet-
ing. The public is welcome.
The museum tells the 12,000-year-old story
of prehistoric human habitation in the region,
with five dioramas and exhibits of tools, pot-
tery, rock art and other materials.
A nature trail takes visitors through 17 acres
of Chihuahuan Desert with 200 varieties of
desert plants. The trail also offers a local pit-
house, pueblo ruin and an Apache brush hut.
The park also has picnic tables and a gazebo.
The 2011 Summer Archaeology Day camps
through Aug. 12. Each four-day camp runs
Tuesday through Friday. Camps available for
grades 2-4 and grades 5-7. Cost: $70 ($55
museum members) Information/registration:
755-4332 or
El Paso Museum of Art One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit
information, see Southwest Art Scene.
El Paso Museum of History 510 N.
Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday (open until 9 p.m.
Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed
Mondays. Admission is free. Information: 351-
3588 or
A Family Day for Awakening the Giants and
Freedom Shrine is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July
2, in celebration of Independence Day. Families
can make a political button announcing their
candidacy, create a campaign slogan, vote for
their favorite Bear for Mayor, meet Mayor
Schutz from 1880 and a historic president,
participate in a hoop and stick race and more.
John O. Baxter presents Cowboy Park: How
Rodeo Began in El Paso and Juarez in conjunc-
tion with National Cowboy Day at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, as part of the museums
Spotlight on History lecture series.
National Day of the Cowboy events are 2 to
4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, with living history
characters, square dancing demonstrations, and
gunfights with Six Guns and Shady Ladies and
Paso del Norte Pistoleros. Learn to rope,
brand a piece of wood to take home, and kids
can try on western clothing, grind coffee and
more. Admission is free.
Now showing:
El Paso: The Other Side of the Mexican
Revolution that looks at this conflict through
the eyes and ears of contemporary writers and
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journalists, filmmakers, photographers, musi-
cians, tourists and businessmen.
Man-Made Thunder: The History of Racing
in the Borderland. The exhibit includes actual
racecars, helmets, fire suits, signal flags, race-
track programs, photographs, and interactive
advertising displays from MSD Ignition, an El
Paso company that has produced racecar com-
ponents for the past forty years.
The third Awaking Our Giants year-long
exhibit, El Paso City Mayors.
Freedom Shrine, exhibit with reproduc-
tions of historic documents such as the
Constitution and the Declaration of
Free zip tours are 12:15 to 1 p.m. on selected
The 2011 summer day camps for ages 7-13
are Tuesdays through Fridays, through Aug
19. Four-day camps are 9 a.m. to noon. Cost:
$70 ($56 members). Information: Sue Taylor,
351-3588 or
Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center
Building 1735, Marshall Road, Fort Bliss.
Admission is free. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
daily. Information: 568-3390 or 568-5412.
Also on Fort Bliss is Old Fort Bliss, Building
5051, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton, a
reproduction of the Magoffinsville Post of 1854
to 1868. Information: 568-4518.
Insights El Paso Science Museum
505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and
military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000
Now showing is Your Spitting Image, the
National Museum of Dentistry exhibit spon-
sored by El Paso District Dental Society with
three sections that explore the science of den-
tistry and oral health.
Forensics: Solving Mysteries shows how
forensic dentists help law enforcement to iden-
tify missing persons and crime victims. Learn
how DNA samples from a toothbrush can help
make an identification and how replica skulls
can determine gender and ethnicity.
Saliva: A Remarkable Fluid teaches proper
brushing and flossing as well as how saliva is
being used as a diagnostic tool in medicine.
Bioengineering: Making a New You, traces
the evolution of tooth replacement since 2,500
Also showing is To the Ends of the Earth,
UTEP at The Poles. UTEP biology faculty and
students, joined by high school teachers from El
Paso and students from across the U.S., headed
for Antarctica and the Arctic to carry out
research projects. This exhibit highlights their
work, what they learned about the impact of
climate change, and explains the differences
and similarities between the north and south
poles. Guests can measure themselves against
different types of penguins, create an origami
penguin and learn how actions in El Paso effect
climate change at the poles.
The 2011 Summer Discovery Camps for ages
6-12 run through July 29, with topics ranging
from Dinosaur tracks to forensic research.
Information: 534-0000, ext. 0.
International Museum of Art 1211
Montana. Information: 543-6747 or info@inter- See Southwest Art
LYNX Exhibits The exhibit space is at
300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention
Center). Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour
before closing time.
Admission is $10 for adults; $8 seniors, mili-
tary and students with ID; and $6 ages 4 to 11.
Children 3 and younger are free. Information:
533-4330 or
Showing through Sept. 4: Two exhibits from
Oregons ScienceWorks Museum, Take Flight
and Noise with nearly two dozen interactive
stations. In Take Flight, visitors create air-
planes, helicopters and rockets, and then
launch them to discover the principles that
make flight possible. Innovative devices help
visitors launch paper airplanes to hit a target,
release twirlers above the hoverport and blast
paper rockets to new heights. Noise! takes a
playful look at sound waves and demonstrates
the effect of sound on moods. Visitors can
measure screams in a soundproof room, design
a sound track for TV and create visible sound
waves in a tube.
The 2011 Summer Camps for ages 6-13 are
through Aug. 15. This years themes include
Art Attack, Green Heroes Club, Treasure
Island, Around the World in Five Days, Diva
Girlz Party and Boys Only Zone! Cost per
five-day camp: $100.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site
1120 Magoffin. The historic building is closed
for restorations and repairs to ensure the con-
tinued preservation of the building. Staff is avail-
able for school outreach programs and commu-
nity presentations. During this time, staff may
be reached at 533-5147. Restoration project
updates at
National Border Patrol Museum and
Memorial Library 4315 Transmountain
Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just
west of U.S. 54, features the history of the
Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, pho-
tographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats
and other items, including hands-on exhibits for
kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in
El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and
major holidays. Admission is free. Information:
759-6060 or
Railroad and Transportation Museum
of El Paso More than 150 years of El Paso
railroad history are on display at Union Depot
Transit Terminal, 400 W. San Antonio, at
Durango. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and
1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
Information: 422-3420 or
The museum is home of El Pasos Old No. 1
engine, the oldest Standard American locomo-
tive in the West built in 1857 and designated a
National Treasure.
San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Memorial Walk 1501-B Main Street in
San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission
is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray
Borrego, 383-8529.
U.S. Army Museum of the NCO
Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms St., Biggs
Army Airfield. Equipment and uniforms used by
sergeants and other NCOs through the years
are displayed. Admission: free. Hours: 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information:
War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport
Road, Doa Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and
military; free for children under 12.
Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and
other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a
54,000-square-foot building and surrounding
area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft
and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang,
P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German
Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F-
86 Sabre and MiG-15s.
To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off
Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to
Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and
Las Cruces area
Casasola Museum/Museo Casasola
2251 Calle de Santiago in Old Mesilla, N.M.
Open sunrise to sunset daily. Admission is free,
but donations accepted. Information: casasola- or
The museum is devoted to Mexico-U.S. histo-
ry, with more than 120,000 archived images
that portray the borderland relationship
between the two countries. The images are
from some of the museums various private
collections captured by more than 600 profes-
sional photographic artists over four genera-
Las Cruces Museum of Natural
History Mesilla Valley Mall, Las Cruces
(take Lohman exit east from I-25). Hours: 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and
Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5
p.m. Sundays. All events are free unless other-
wise noted. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-
Showing through Sept. 11: A Forest
Journey, a hands-on exploration into the forest
biome with types of forests, botany, trees as
habitat, societal tree usage, deforestation and
On permanent exhibit is the Nature Center,
highlighting the wildlife of Southern New
Mexico with a broad collection of amphibians,
reptiles, fish and arachnids native to the
Chihuahuan Desert.
The hands-on Saturday Science Class for ele-
mentary children is 11 a.m. July 2 and 16
The monthly Sky Safari program begins at
8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at NMSUs
Tombaugh Observatory.
Science Cafe round table discussion hosted by
Sigma XI is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28.
The monthly Animal Encounters hands-on
program is 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum The
museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N.
Mesilla, (at Las Cruces avenue west of the
Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is
free; donations encouraged. Information: (575)
647-4480 or
The monthly Family Game Day is 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, July 9.
Stephanie Long, Las Cruces Museums Senior
Curator, will speak on American Railroads in
World War II at noon, Tuesday, July 12, as
part of the monthly Brown Bag lecture series.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. Hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for
adults, $3 seniors 60 and older, $2 for children
5-17; free for age 4 and under. Information:
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David Kammer, a American Studies Ph.D.,
presents the illustrated talk Wish You Were
Here: Seeing New Mexico Through Picture
Postcards at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, as part
of the museums lecture series. Suggested
donation: $2.
The annual Ice Cream Sunday is noon to 4
p.m. Sunday, July 17, with homemade ice
cream, demonstrations, living history and the
ice cream sandwich-eating contest. Free with
museum admission.
Showing through July 31 in the Arts
Corridor: Gifts of the Rio Grande, paintings
by Las Cruces artist Bonnie Mandoe.
Showing through Aug. 21: The Dust Bowl:
Dark Times in New Mexico.
The film Surviving the Dust Bowl will be
shown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and July 9 and
23 in the museum theater.
Showing through Aug. 28 in the Legacy
Gallery: Greetings to You: Historic Postcards.
Showing in the North Corridor through
Sept. 18: The Origins and Cultural
Significance of the Chile Pepper in New
The museum also features domestic animals
on site, including six different breeds of beef
cattle, burros and occasionally horses. Milking
demonstrations are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily
(3 p.m. only Sundays). Blacksmith shop open
Tuesday through Sunday. Sewing and weaving
demonstrations are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cart rides to see livestock also offered (call
for schedule).
Walking tours of the South 20 are 10:15 a.m.
and 2:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Gallery talks are 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the
Main Gallery.
The museums summer 2011 camps continue
through July.
NMSU Art Gallery D.W. Williams Art
Center, 1390 E. University Ave, (Williams Hall)
on the NMSU campus, Las Cruces (east of
Solano). Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Information: (575) 646-2545
Showing through July 22: Milford Zornes:
California Watercolorist. Zornes career reca-
pitulates much of the history of 20th-century
American art, from regionalism to abstraction.
NMSU Museum Kent Hall, University at
Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 646-5161 or
The museums permanent exhibit is Pottery
from the Americas, featuring nearly 600 pot-
tery vessels representing Southwestern and
Mesoamerican ceramics.
Free family workshops are 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Saturdays in the museum courtyard.
White Sands Missile Range Museum
and Missile Park Exhibits feature the his-
tory of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic
bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the
range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile
Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the
range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admis-
sion. Visitors must provide a current license,
car registration and proof of insurance.
Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or
Carlsbad Museum & Art Center 418
W. Fox Street in Carlsbad, N.M. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Closed Sunday and major holidays. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 887-0276.
The museum hosts free Underground of
Enchantment programs at 2 p.m. Saturdays
during the summer months.
July 2 Cave Poetry Reading with Phil
July 9 Lechuguilla Cave Dream Comes
True with Paula Bauer
July 30 More Secrets Of Cave Microbes:
True Monsters Of The Underground with Ara
Kooser and Ian McMillan
Aug. 6 Lechuguilla Cave Art with Lois
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum 301
S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon,
gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fash-
ions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian
art are among the exhibits at the museum.
Other attractions in the former National Guard
Armory include a doll room, transportation
annex and quilt room. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Information: (575)
546-2382, 1-800-848-4955 or deminglunamim-
Geronimo Springs Museum 211 Main
in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic
and military exhibits about the area. Museum
admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for
ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15.
Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimo-
Hubbard Museum of the American
West 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to
Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours: 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day. Docent-led tours
of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m. Fridays.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 chil-
dren 6-16; free for children 5 and younger).
Information: (575) 378-4142 or hubbardmuse-
A Triangle Shawl Weaving workshop is noon
to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
July 29-31, taught by Nancy Anderson. Space
is limited. Cost: $75 ($30 deposit by July 29).
Entries being taken through Aug. 20 for the
20th annual Fall American Photography
Competition and Exhibition which runs Oct.
15-Feb. 12, 2012.
Museum of the Big Bend Located on
the campus of Sul Ross State University
(Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas. Hours
are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours available.
Admission is free, donations accepted.
Information: (432) 837-8143 or museum@sul- .
Permanent exhibits include fossil exhibits
Conquistador to Cowboy exhibit with arti-
facts that tell the story of the settlement of the
Big Bend, a Native American exhibit focusing
on the Jumanos and Apache tribes, and a chil-
drens Discovery Center play area with a repli-
ca of Tall Rock Shelter.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History The museum features the
International Space Hall of Fame and the
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and
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Planetarium, and is located on the northeast
side of Alamogordo (two miles east off Indian
Wells and White Sand Blvd. intersection).
The annual Fireworks Extravaganza is 6 to 9
p.m. Sunday, July 3. The event is open to VIP,
volunteers and invited guests, but the fireworks
display around dusk can been seen by the com-
Visitors can explore New Mexicos pivotal
role in the history of space exploration.
Exhibits include the John P. Stapp Air and Space
Park, Daisy Track Exhibit, International Space
Hall of Fame and Astronaut Memorial Garden.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4
ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call
for school tours and group ticket arrange-
ments. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-
2840 or
Showing at the IMAX Dome Theater are the
films Journey Into Amazing Caves and Nine
Planets and Counting. Showtimes are on the
hour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Tickets: $6 ($5.50
for seniors and military; $4.50 ages 4-12). Ages
3 and under free for all shows.
Combo tickets available (included museum
entrance and one IMAX ticket): $10 ($9 seniors
and military, $7 children).
NM museum free access for military
New Mexicos 14 state-run museums and
monuments offer free admission for all active
military personnel and their families through
Sept. 5 as part of the National Endowment for
the Arts Blue Star Museums program.
Current military ID is required. Information:
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs,
(505) 827-4378 or
Area participating museums include the New
Mexico Museum of Space History in
Alamogordo; New Mexico Farm & Ranch
Heritage Museum in Las Cruces; and historic
monuments statewide.
Sacramento Mountains Historical
Museum U.S. 82 across from the
Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
Friday and Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays,
weather permitting. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6
to 12). Group rates and tours available with
prior notice. Information: (575) 682-2932 or
The annual Heritage Days with food, music
and living history events are Saturday and
Sunday, July 9-10.
Silver City Museum 312 W. Broadway,
Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. The museum covers the settlement of
southwest New Mexico, the two centuries of
mining in the region and early commerce in
Silver City. Group tours offered with advance
notice. Admission: $3 suggested donation.
Information: (575) 538-5921, 1-877-777-7947
(out of town), or
The museums annual Independence Day Ice
Cream Social is Monday, July 4.
Toy Train Depot Alameda Park, 1991 N.
White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train
depot built in 1898, the building now houses a
gift shop and model shop, with more than
1,200 feet of model railroad track and hun-
dreds of model and toy trains on display. Hours
are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through
Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-
2855 or
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around
Alameda Park 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost: $4.
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s art and history flits by, we are
at any given moment in time not
always aware of what the impor-
tance or consequences were.
When I was a young art student in the
early 1940s in Youngstown, Ohio, my
interest was piqued in a modern master
painter named Thomas Hart Benton.
Art teacher Helena Hastings, and the
Woodrow Wilson School faculty, did
much to round out a pre-war student
body. She once told me as an art club
member that my artwork had a kind of
spark seen in the American scene art of
Benton. She even loaned me some art
books for serious study, including one on
the life and times of Benton. I read it
and wondered the why of his particular
art style and interests. Yes, Benton was
as a kind of trendmaker in our culture.
He went far beyond the image of an
accepted painter.
Benton became the leader of a move-
ment in American art called regionalism.
He based his art on personal observation.
He showed working people in all regions
of America, including poor, rural areas.
Benton, called attention to problems that
he thought all Americans should know
about. Bentons style of painting made
common people into heroes. He gave
them big bodies with lots of muscles and
painted them using rich, deep colors.
Benton also painted villains into his pic-
tures. The villains were usually opulent
and overly powerful people Benton did
not respect because they got ahead by
taking advantage of others.
After the war, as an advanced art stu-
dent at the Kansas City Art Institute, I
knew even more about Benton, having
read some of his books and seen dozens
of his artworks. We were well aware of
his importance in American art to wit,
I attended an art lecture at the University
of Kansas City in about 1948 where he
sat on an art discussion panel with studio
professors and art historians. Needless to
say, he pretty much dominated the dis-
cussion backing up his aesthetic wis-
dom by much of his hands-on fine-arts
knowledge and actions.
One day, Benton and I happened to be
in the post office at the same time and he
recognized me as a KCAI student and
he asked me if I wanted to model for
him. He was looking for a lean, tall-type
figure to pose as a frontiersman in a
mural he was doing for the Harry S.
Truman Library in Independence, Mo.
Tom would pay me a minimum wage
and all the fine-art instruction and
ambiance I could absorb. The modeling
would take a few days work.
His studio was a redone three-stall car-
riage house on a tree-covered hill behind
his large stone home on Valentine Road
in Kansas City. The studio was a catchall
for varied historic objects utilizing north
light with three large windows.
As I saw it, his studio was a bit clut-
tered with a large rolltop oak desk and a
frontier gray and brown stone fireplace
in a corner. Dozens of Bentons sketches,
drawings and paintings plus clay models
of various figures were obvious. He used
small clay models for figures and vari-
ous shapes and positioned spotlights to
create moods and effects. Planning an
artwork to him was 50 percent of its cre-
ation and execution.
He took great pain, energy and time to
achieve a proper angle, an attitude of the
figure in a particular painting. To him, it
was necessary to try different light,
angles, textures and shapes until he felt
it was smashing and would thus tell
the story to the nth degree. Color and
black and white were absolute relation-
ships for the artist. The basic theme and
artwork were paramount. His apparently
superficial clay studies and a play of var-
ious lights were to me a fascinating task.
He could change these about to create
proper space, forms and moods. His light
and dark patterns were thus very power-
ful against other soft colors, thus creat-
ing for Benton a rare kind of statement
and beauty.
An upshot of my experience posing for
the Truman Library mural was that a few
years later it was used on the Missouri
Centennial postage stamp.
Benton was the first American artist to
combine modern principles with long-
held academic ideas. In a sense, his work
served as a bridge between the old world
of academic art and the early modern
world of abstract expressionism. While
Benton is often pigeonholed as merely
the teacher of Jackson Pollock, the link
warrants mention. Even while Pollock
claimed that Benton served as a repre-
sentational force to rebel against, he
learned much from Bentons fire and dis-
Bill Rakocy is an El Paso artist and
historian. Information: 584-9716.
Racking Up History
by Bill Rakocy
Independence and the Opening of the West by Thomas Hart Benton. Mural at
the Truman Library, Independence, Mo., completed 1961. Bill Rakocy posed for
the pioneer with rifle to the right of the wagon train.
Thomas Hart Benton:
A mentor for Rakocy
El Paso Scene Page 42 July 2011
Adair Margo Fine Art 215 Stanton,
Suite 602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m.
to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Information: 533-0048 or
The gallery will close Thursday, June 30.
Adair Margo Fine Art will host Windows at
the Mills through July 8, at the Mills Building,
123 West Mills. See listing below.
Arts International call for artists
Submissions accepted through Aug 31 for the
44th annual Arts International Juried Exhibition,
Texass largest international juried art exhibit,
sponsored by Cancer Treatment Institute.
Show runs Oct. 15-Nov. 11. Information: 534-
7377 or
The exhibition presents artworks from the
finest artists in Texas, New Mexico and the
neighboring State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Avant Studio and Gallery 101 NW
Farm Road 259 in Canutillo, featuring original
works by Ben L. Avant and Sally Backey-Avant.
Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday,
or by appointment. The working studio is open
by appointment. Information: 422-9992 or
Six-week classes in oil and encaustic painting,
basic drawing, portraiture, life drawing and per-
spective offered July 1-Sept. 30. Classes start
at $60.
Ballroom Marfa 108 E. San Antonio
Street in Marfa. Information: (432) 729-3700 or
Showing through Aug. 14: The World
According to New Orleans, an examination of
the art and visual culture of New Orleans.
Featured artists are Jules Cahn, Bruce
Davenport, Jr., Dawn Dedeaux, Courtney Egan,
Skylar Fein, Roy G. Ferdinand, Srdjan Loncar,
Deborah Luster, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Noel
Rockmore, Michael P. Smith and Dan Tague.
Celebration of Our Mountains Art
Exhibit Artist submissions are being
accepted for the 11th annual juried exhibit
opening Sept. 22, at Ardovinos Desert
Crossings Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in
Sunland Park. Mailed submissions (slides, pho-
tographs, jpegs) must be received by Tuesday,
July 19, and dropped off submissions at
Ardovinos by Monday, July 25. Entry fee: $10.
Information: (575) 589-0653 or
Chamizal galleries - Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Hours are 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for
Abrazos Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday for Paisanos Gallery. Admission
is free. Information: 532-7273.
Showing through Aug. 2 in the Abrazos
Gallery: The Exceptional Art of L.B. McKay.
McKays psychological and sentimental work
combines contemporary figurative art with
classic baroque style, displaying womens issues.
Charity Art Auction call for artists
Open Arms Community seeks artists for its
first-ever charity auction Nov. 13, showcasing
original artwork on a handcrafted Book of
Life wooden panel. Panels will be supplied by
Open Arms. Artists interested in participating
may call Information: 595-0589 or 355-6114.
Founded in 1972 as a small prayer group,
Open Arms includes many different forms of
service to individuals and groups in the El Paso
area including a food bank, distribution center
for clothes, household goods, and emergency
help for families in economic crisis, weekly
prayer meetings in English and Spanish, retreats
and conferences, a monthly family movie night
and more.
Chinati Foundation Marfa, Texas.
Created by artist Donald Judd, the Chinati
Foundation houses one of the worlds largest
collections of permanently installed contempo-
rary art. The collection is open for guided tours
throughout the year at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $10 ($5
for students, seniors). Information: (915) 729-
4362. Call ahead for group tours.
The collection includes Dan Flavins untitled
Marfa project, a monumental work in colored
fluorescent light that occupies six buildings.
Crossland Gallery El Paso Art
Associations gallery is 500 W. Paisano (in the
Art Junction of El Paso). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free.
Information: 534-7377.
Showing July 2-30:
The annual America the Beautiful artistic
tribute to what is great about America in the
Bissell and Cox Galleries. The theme is any-
thing positive about the country such as patri-
otism, family, history, community, faith or what-
ever the artists associate with the greatness of
Artists of the Month Margaret Tumey and
Oween Rath in the Williams Gallery.
Opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday,
July 2.
Coming in August: Impressions of a Kind in
the Bissell Gallery; Happening Contemporary
in the Cox Gallery; Artists of the Month Teri
Spicer and Reggie Watterson.
El Paso Artisan Gallery Lynx Exhibits,
300 W. San Antonio. The gallery features works
for sale by local painters, jewelers, crafters and
photographers. Lynx hours are 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to
6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Gallery admis-
sion is free. Information: 533-4330 or lynxex-
The gallery also features a mini Mexican
Mercado with blown glass collectibles, piatas,
baskets, blankets and other Mexican handi-
El Paso Museum of Art One Arts
Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to
9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is free for most exhibits. Paul
Strand in Mexico admission is $5 (free for
members and ages 12 and younger). The muse-
um offers free admission to all paid exhibitions
for active duty military Personnel and their fam-
ilies as part of the Arts Blue Star Museums
Program (current ID needed). Information:
532-1707 or
Showing July 16-Aug. 28: The Ten
Commandments: Treasures from the
Production Archives with some of the gowns,
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jewelry, production drawings, sketches and let-
ters that detail the enormous efforts that went
into the making of this cinema classic. In the
mid-1950s, Cecil B. DeMille set about remak-
ing a silent classic into a Technicolor and Vista-
Vision epic. For the first time, many of the sur-
viving artifacts of this storied production will be
exhibited together as part of this years cele-
bration of Paramount Pictures recent film
restoration and its presentation at the Plaza
Classic Film Festival in August. Public opening is
noon Sunday, July 17.
Showing through July 31: Humble,
Powerful and Divine: Renaissance and Baroque
Prints, in celebration of the museums 50th
Anniversary of the European collections.
Showing through Sept. 4 in the Temporary
Gallery: Paul Strand in Mexico from the
Aperture Foundation of New York City, a pho-
tographic portrait of Mexico at a critical point
in its history. The exhibition is comprised of the
complete photographic works made by Strand
during both his 193234 trip to Mexico and a
second journey in 1966, first editions of
Photographs of Mexico and its 1967 reissue,
The Mexican Portfolio, a presentation of
Strands classic 1936 film, Redes and film stills
by Ned Scott taken during the production in
Veracruz. Strand traveled to Mexico City in late
1932 at the invitation of Carlos Chvez, the
eminent Mexican composer and conductor.
A free Zip Tour of the exhibit led by curator
Christian Gerstheimer is 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6.
A Master Class on Documentary and Fine Art
Photography is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, July
24-Aug. 28, based on the exhibit. Designed
for intermediate photography enthusiasts, this
course will include lectures, critiques, and
demonstrations, with weekly assignments.
Cost: $490 ($425 museum members). Call for
Showing through Sept. 25: Common
Language, Punctuating the Landscape, project
by Suzi Davidoff and Rachelle Thiewes.
Showing through Oct. 9: The All Powerful
Hand, Retablo Niche exhibit.
Museum membership is $15 seniors, $25 indi-
viduals and $50 for families, and includes dis-
counts at the museum Store, free admission to
all exhibitions and programs, and invitations to
private member events. Information: 532-1707,
ext. 66 for more information.
Encaustic International Art Studio and
Gallery 7100 Westwind, Suite 120. The
gallery is the studio of El Paso encaustic artist
Brigitte von Ahn. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday. Information/appointment: 833-0454,
581-4737 or
EPAA art classes El Paso Art Association
offers its first classes of 2011 at the Art
Junction Gallery, 500 W. Paisano. Cost: $65
($60 EPAA members and military) for six ses-
Registration/information: 534-7377 (11 a.m. to
3 p.m. Monday through Friday).
Old School Master Techniques in oil by Philip
Howard are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays.
Acrylic techniques by Many Guerra are 3 to 5
p.m. Thursdays.
Acrylic classes for children 7-13 yrs old by
Connie Weaver are 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
The Association also offers classes for ages 8-
12 and age 13-18 at the Boys & Girls Club of El
Paso, 801 S. Florence. Each class is 30 students
and five will be chosen to display their art in
the Arts International exhibits. Classes taught
by Georgina Gamez, Many Guerra, Ferni
Fernandez, Jimmie Bemont, Martha Arzabala,
Mariana Rivera, Romy Hawkins in media such
as drawing, pastel, collage, embossing/repujado,
henna tattoo and sculpture.
Escamilla Fine Art Gallery, Studio and
Gift Shop Award-winning Impressionist
Alberto Escamillas studio is 1500 Main Street
in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and by
appointment. Information: 474-0752 or alber-
Students are being accepted at both the Main
Street location and the artists home gallery at
1457 Amstater Circle (open by appointment).
Glass Gallery UTEP Fox Fine Arts
Center third floor. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Information: 760-5794.
Showing July 9-29: Flatfile VI, showcasing
works by UTEP student printmakers. Works
include techniques such as serigraphy, wood-
cut, lithography, and etching along with other
hybrid processes such as chine colle, computer-
generated images and pronto plate lithography.
Hal Marcus Studio and Gallery The
gallerys new location is at 1308 N. Oregon.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday. Information: 533-9090 or
The gallery exhibits works by owner Hal
Marcus, a native El Pasoan who has been paint-
ing for over 40 years and is famed for such
locally inspired works as El Mercado, El
Paso Navidad and Avenida Jurez.
Specializing in local art, other featured artists
include Mauricio Mora, Willibald de Cabrera,
Teresa Fernandez, Francisco Romero, Bill
Sullivan, Fr. Vincent Peterson and Mark Paulda
and as well as a room dedicated solely to early
El Paso art with works by Manuel Acosta, Tom
Lea, Jose Cisneros, Bill Rakocy, Eugene
Thurston and others.
A gift shop offers art-related gifts including
chanchitos (little clay pigs), local calendars,
cards, prints, good luck charms, and folk art,
along with copies of his two new book Hal
Marcus El Paso Arthouse and Hal Marcus
Harlequin Artbook.
International Museum of Art 1211
Montana. The museum is operated by the
International Association for the Visual Arts in
the historic Turney Home. Hours are 1 to 5
p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is
free. Information: 543-6747 or international-
Showing through July 29: Happy Birthday,
America patriotic works by El Paso area
The Heritage Gallery (lower level) features
The Mexican Revolution Exhibition: 1910-
1920 featuring murals by Bill Rakocy and
Mario Parra depicting various events from the
Mexican Revolution, a collection of rare, mat-
ted photographs and Pancho Villas death mask.
Summer art classes are 1 to 3 p.m. Bring
charcoal and rough newspaper size sketchpad.
Cost: $15 per class.
Portrait sketching with Rodolfo Razo are
Fridays. Live model sketching.
Pastel Portraits with limited palette taught by
Manny Guerra are Saturdays. Bring charcoal
and rough newspaper
sized-sketch pad. Cost: $15 per class.
Mixed Media classes with Mario Parra are
Art Classes for Children with Gaby Urias
Wednesdays through July 20. Morning classes
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are 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon
classes are 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $85
for six-week course (includes materials needed
to complete three paintings).
La Buena Vida Fiber Sundays La
Buena Vida Alpacas Ranch, 1090 Hwy 28 in La
Union, invites weavers, knitters, crocheters,
spinners and others exchange ideas and meet
other fiber artists 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, July 3-
31. Participation is free. Information: (575) 589-
4323 or
Spinning Day is Sunday, July 3; participants
may bring their wheel or drop spindle.
Prints Charming 7040 N. Mesa Suite 9,
Colony Cove I. Prints Charming features prints
and posters of all kinds, including works by area
artists. Information: 833-1664.
Showing through July: Ten new oils by El
Paso artist Bill Rakocy.
Rakocy Mogollon Painting Workshop
Artist/historian Bill Rakocy will lead a Self-
Start Art Field Study Group Saturday through
Monday July 2-4 in Glenwood and Mogollon,
N.M. Rakocy has been sketching and painting
scenes from these historic communities north-
west of Silver City for decades. He recently
published a new collection of art and history
from the area in Mogollon Diary No. 3.
Participants must arrange their own transporta-
tion and lodging. Interested artists may contact
584-9716 or
Rubin Center UTEPs Stanlee and Gerald
Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is next to Sun
Bowl Stadium (off Dawson Drive). Summer
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and
Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10
a.m. to noon Friday; and noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Information: 747-6151 or
Showing through Sept. 3 in the Project
Space: Spatial Constructs: Gifts to UTEP from
Amy and David Niles in Context. In 2004, sib-
lings Amy and David Niles gifted nine works of
art to the University of Texas at El Paso. The
works were given to their late father, a doctor,
by artists Leo Rabkin and Allan DArcangelo as
payment for services rendered. How space is
seen, constructed, manipulated and understood
drives the work of Rabkins sculpture and
DArcangelos serigraphs. Alongside works by
Rabkin and DArcangelo, one drawing by
Joseph Kosuth and two prints by Ellsworth
Kelly. All four artists exhibited were involved in
the burgeoning Pop, Conceptual and Minimalist
art movements in New York City in the 1970s.
Showing through Sept. 21:
In the Rubin Gallery Light Lines: Jay
Atherton and Cy Keener. The gallery will be
transformed from an exhibition space to a ves-
sel of light. This architectural team will create
sculpted walkways that will reflect and refract
light from mirrors strategically placed at various
locations on campus. By revealing several of the
currently concealed windows in the Rubin
Gallery, summer sunlight will be emitted and
shaped during the exhibition. Atherton and
Keener each earned a masters degree in archi-
tecture from the University of California
Berkeley and are now principals at Atherton
Family workshops for children age 4-11 and
their families are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2,
and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, based
on the exhibit. Workshops are free; call to reg-
In the L Gallery Rigoberto A. Gonzalez:
Barocco en la Frontera (Baroque on the
Border). Gonzalez paints large-scale scenes of
contemporary life in the style of the Italian
baroque. The solo exhibition features 12 paint-
ings and several working drawings. The largest
painting, Balacera en Cd. Jurez. Federales,
Sicarios de La Linea y Sicarios del Chapo
(Shootout in Cd. Jurez. Federales, Hitmen for
La Linea and Hitmen for El Chapo), stands 20-
feet wide and 9-feet high and represents the
loved one of a victim in the posture of crucifix-
San Elizario Art District Several gal-
leries and artist studios are located 1445 to
1501 Main Street near the San Elizario Plaza on
the Mission Trail. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to
5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 474-1800 or 851-
The First Friday Art Walk is 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday, July 1, with live music, refreshments
and art demonstrations.
Galleries include Main Street Gallery, Golden
Eagle Gallery, Pena Gallery and the galleries/stu-
dios of Maria Branch, Al Borrego, Alberto
Escamilla and Alma Rosa Miranda.
Featured artists are Bert Saldana, Rob Mack,
Rosa Maria Burgos, Warren Smart, Manuel
Alvarado, Nasario Olvera, Susan Wester Petez,
Bill Rakocy, Sergio Acosta, Roberto Estrada,
Candy Mayer, Frank Moreno, Margaret Pence,
Alberto Trevizo, Brenda Johnson Roberts, Jaime
Lujan, Sam Rodriguez, Mark Yerrington, Sergio
Acosta and Arturo Avalos.
Sasahara Gallery 7100 Westwind Drive,
Suite 135. Fine art paintings, jewelry, sculpture,
photography, prints, cards and portraits. Art
classes offered. Hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Friday,
and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Information: 584-4222 or Web: sasahara-
Showing through July 31: The South of
Spain, works by Candy and Charlie Mayer.
The artists will also display a few items they
picked up in their travels that help impart the
flavor of the region, setting the scene for their
marvelous show.
Sunland Art Gallery The El Paso Art
Association co-op gallery is in Sunland Park
Mall, second level across from The Greenery,
with 30 El Paso artists represented. Hours are
10 a.m. to 8.m. Monday through Saturday,
noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 584-3117,
474-0053 or
Showing July 2-30: Pets and Wild Things,
works on animals of all kinds, domesticated and
Opening reception is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
July 8.
Call for artists open for the following shows:
Photography exhibition in October.
El Paso Scenes in November, works chosen
by El Paso Scene editor and publisher, Randy
Western Impressions Art Show - The El
Paso Art Associations annual juried western-
themed art show will be on display Aug. 6-27
at the El Paso Public Library Main Branch, 501
N. Oregon. Admission is free. Information:
534-7377 or
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Windows at the Mills Adair Margo
Fine Art hosts the window displays featuring
work by the regions leading artists through
July 8, at the Mills Building, 123 West Mills.
Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
In preparation for the grand opening of the
Anson Mills Building Downtown, the gallery has
placed art, fashion, jewelry and photography in
the promenade windows inside. Each of nine
plate glass windows has become a mini-
gallery, displaying pottery from Mata Ortiz,
Chihuahua, dresses by fashion design students
at El Paso Community College, photographs of
Spanish bulls by Joel Salcido, an installation of
circling birds cut from x-ray film by Julia
Barello, jewelry by UTEP art department stu-
dents, and, painted and glazed terra cotta busts
by Estelle Goldman.
Also on view are John Housers maquettes of
the XII Travelers sculptures, including Don Juan
de Oate and Fray Garcia de San Francisco; a
tough guy painting by Gaspar Enriquez, sculp-
tural jewelry by UTEP professor Rachelle
Thiewes and a masterpiece by enigmatic
painter Annabel Livermore.
The gallery will also display a
series of historic walls in the lobby of the
Centre Building connecting to the Mills
Adair Margo Fine Art is at 215 Stanton, Suite
602 (Martin Building). Hours are 10 a.m. to
noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Information: 533-0048 or
Las Cruces/Mesilla
Adobe Patio Gallery and Studio The
gallery, owned and operated by artists Carolyn
and Henry Bunch, is at 1765 Avenida de
Mesilla. The historic building once served as a
weigh station for the stage coach.
Information/hours: (575) 523-0573.
Art Galaxy 2521 Avenida de Mesilla, Suite
A, in Caballero Plaza, Mesilla. Hours are noon
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; closed
Monday. Information: (575) 525-8178 or
Branigan Cultural Center Branigan
Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las
Cruces. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154
Showing through July 30: Cuentos del
Camino Real works by Roberto Salas. Salas
art helps to define his Mestizo character and
the Mestizo nature of the Americas. Salas
directs the Centro Artistico Cultural, which
offers workshops, exhibitions, lectures and
other learning activities.
Showing July 1-Aug. 27: Views from the
Life of a Photojournalist, The Work of Alan
Solomon. Soloman sold his first image to
United Press International at age 16, and his
career spanned more than 50 years with works
featured in the New York Times, USA Today,
Life, Newsweek, Time and People.
Opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July
1, during the Downtown Ramble.
The monthly History Notes program is 1 to
2 p.m. Thursday, July 14. This months topic is
The Other Armijo Family with Terry
Chili Art Show call for artists Main
Street Gallery and The Big Picture in the Las
Cruces Downtown Mall seeking works with a
chili theme through July 15 for the New
Mexico Centennial Chili Art Show celebrating
the states Centennial and the 2011 Main Street
Salsa Fest. The juried exhibition runs Aug. 27-
Sept. 27. For details/prospectus, call the gallery
at (575) 647-0508 or e-mail exhibit@main- and include chili exhibit
entry in the subject line.
Las Cruces Museum of Art 491 N.
Main (Downtown Mall). Hours are 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed
Sunday and Monday. Information: (575) 541-
2137 or
Showing through Aug. 6 are three Summer
in the City exhibits:
lived:living, collaborative exhibition by Las
Cruces artists Isadora Stowe and Jordon
Schranz. The works incorporate Stowes view
of the simple yet special moments in family life
while Schranzs oil paintings add new dimension
to photographs taken by his late grandfather.
Monique Jannsen-Belitzs Lost
Connections, paintings and drawings of
swirling color.
Clay and Smoke, an exhibition of Sandria
Hus paintings and prints inspired by her travels
both in the United States and abroad.
Family Art Adventures are 10 a.m. Saturdays,
for families with children age 6-12 with projects
and films related to current exhibits.
The Reading Art Book Club meets at 2:30
p.m. the second Wednesday of the month to
discuss art-related books. The July 13 selection
is The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey.
Registration being taken for Summer Art
Classes for all ages and skill levels. Classes for
youth and adults include ceramics, drawing,
painting, weaving and other special topics.
Main Street Gallery 311 N. Downtown
Mall, Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. Saturday. Information: (575) 647-0508.
Currently showing are works by Fred Chilton,
Linda Gendall, Marie Siegrist and Mel Clarkston
and sculptors Kelley Hestir and Tomi LaPierre.
The gallery is taking entries through July 15
for the New Mexico Centennial Chili Art Show
Aug. 27-Sept. 27, at the gallery. Information:
(575) 674-0508.
Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery 2470-
A Calle de Guadalupe in Mesilla, across from
the Fountain Theatre. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5
p.m. Sunday. New works displayed every three
months. Information: (575) 522-2933 or
Julys featured artists are Louise Lockhart and
Patricia Burnett. Lockhart works primarily in
transparent watercolor and some pastels.
Burnetts acrylic paintings are inspired by land-
scapes, rock formations and mountains.
Pastel Society of New Mexico call for
artists The Pastel Society of New Mexico
is seeking Las Cruces area entries for its 20th
annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition Nov.
4-27 during Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Judge is Desmond OHagan with jurors Kim
Casebeer, Liz Haywood-Sullivan and Kim
Lordier. Original and 80 percent soft pastels
only. Maximum of three digital entries per
artist. Submission fee: $40 ($35 members.
Prospectus available in early May at
Preston Contemporary Art Center
1755 Avenida de Mercado (end of Calle de
Mercado). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Information: (575) 523-8713
Showing through Aug. 26:
The Photographic Experience International
Photography Exhibition. Along with digital tech-
nology, the show also includes a tintype and
traditional silver-based pieces.
The Third 2011 Exhibit featuring works by
Dan Olfe, textile; Nolan Preece, camera-less
photography; Jeffrey Turner, metal sculpture;
John Westmark, painting; and an outdoor sculp-
tural installation created by the Desert Fish
Showing July 8-Oct. 29 is the Summer 2011
exhibition in celebration of the gallerys third
anniversary, with paintings by Brian OConnor,
and Gary Ruddell, sculptures by Michael
Metcalf, fiber works by Joan Sowada and digital
collages by Maggie Taylor.
Opening reception is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday,
July 8, with and artist dialogue with OConnor
and Metcalf at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
The Mesilla Digital Imaging Workshop hosts its
Southwest Photo Symposium 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 23. Information: (505) 270-5857
Renaissance ArtsFaire submissions
Doa Ana Arts Council is taking artists submis-
sions through July 15 for the 40th annual
juried Renaissance ArtsFaire Nov. 5-6. Work
must be original and executed by the exhibiting
artist who must be present during the show.
Artist categories include ceramics, painting, tex-
tiles, drawing/prints, photography, toys, glass,
jewelry, sculpture, wood, leather, musical
instruments, and an other category for items
such as paper, candles, soaps, and oils. Artists
booths are supported by performances of
music, dance, theater and a variety of food
booths, all presented in a Renaissance theme.
Applications available at (575) 523-6403 or Online applications at las-
Rio Grande Theatre Galleries 211
Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, in the theatre
lobby. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Information: (575) 523-6403 or
Showing in July are Images of the Natural
World by Las Cruces artist Jeri Langolois.
Painting since the age of 13 and greatly influ-
enced by the works of Georgia OKeefe,
Langlois works in several different mediums,
including acrylic, oil and watercolor. Artist
reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, as part
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of the Downtown Art Ramble. Comedy Improv
by the Ad-Liberaches follows 7 to 7:30 p.m.
On permanent display in the
Clute/Muggenburg Gallery are memorabilia and
photos from the Rio Grande Theatre.
Tombaugh Gallery First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Las Cruces, 2000 S.
Solano. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Information:
(575) 522-7281 or
Showing through July 4: Mesilla Valley
Fractal Artists works.
Works are being taken through July 15 for
the gallerys fifth annual juried exhibition
Critters exhibit. Submissions also being taken
through Sept. 1 for the gallerys 2012 season.
Call for details.
Alto Artists Studio Tour The artists of
the Alto, N.M., area open their studios for the
9th annual free public tour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7. The self-guided
tour features 26 area artists in a variety of
media in studios and galleries in Alto, Ruidoso
and throughout Lincoln County. Information:
Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce, (575) 336-
2356 or
Alto is 5 miles north of Ruidoso on Highway
48. The tour route takes visitors through pine
forests onto a mesa with views of Sierra Blanca
and the Capitans. A brochure with artists
names and a map of the studio locations is
available at Ruidoso Chamber of Commerce,
participating studios and all sponsor locations.
Art Hop The Truth or Consequences
Downtown Gallery District Association hosts
the event 6 to 8 p.m. the second Saturday of
each month (July 9), featuring seven art gal-
leries and other venues in the downtown
gallery district. Various receptions, refresh-
ments and musical entertainment will be fea-
tured during these monthly events.
Information: (575) 894-0528,
Fall American Photography Exhibition
entries Entries are being taken through
Aug. 20 for the photography show that runs
Oct. 15-Feb. 12. 2012 at the Hubbard Museum
of the American West, 841 Highway 70, in
Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hosted by the Lincoln
County Photographic Society. The juried show
features photos pertaining to the American
West. Entry fee is $15 per photograph; submit
entries as digital files on CD or DVD in JPEG or
TIF format. Information: (575) 378-4142 or
La Mesa Station Gallery 16205
Highway 28 in La Mesa, N.M. (north of
Chopes). Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, or by
appointment. The gallery occupies an 80-year-
old former gasoline station that has been
restored as an art gallery, representing local
area artists including paintings, photography,
woodturning and weavings. Information: (575)
233-3037 or the gallery manager at (575) 644-
Lincoln County Art Loop Twenty-nine
artists will host open houses at their studios, 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 8-
10, during the annual self-guided tour on a sce-
nic route from Carrizozo to the lower Hondo
Valley. The tour includes 21 locations through-
out the countryside outside of the Ruidoso
area. Works include fine-art paintings, pottery,
fabric art, glass sculpture, turned wood, jewel-
ry, gourd art, hand-knit clothing, ceramic cre-
ations, painted silk, and photographic digital
prints. Look for the Art Loop signs identifying
each location; maps are available at area cham-
bers of commerce, Ruidoso Regional Arts
Council or Information: 1-877-
Artists: Jeannie Adams, Susanna Jade Angolani,
Roy Brown, Susan Burke, Linda Caperton, Rich
Chorn, Rory Combs, Vicki Conley, Betty Day,
Zo deNegri, Ronda and Randy Dougherty,
Dorothy Duff, Patty Dunbar, Emese Fisher,
Suzy Goza, Ivy Heymann, Luddy Leong, Jerry
Longbotham, Misha Malpica, Geoff Marcy,
Victoria Mauldin, Terrell Perkins, Michael
Robinson, Madeleine and Steve Sabo, Jamie
Slack, Susan Weir-Ancker, Tom Wood and
alumna Carolyn Arcure, Anita Keegan and Joan
A preview party is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, at Sanctuary on the River in
mid-town Ruidoso, with refreshments, live
music and artist showcase.
Living Desert Show The Carlsbad Area
Art Associations annual show is 9 a.m. to 4
p.m. runs through July 4, at Living Desert
Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, N.M.
featuring desert-themed artwork including pot-
tery, jewelry, sculpture, paintings and more.
Show is free with park admission. Information:
(575) 887-5516.
To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad;
follow signs to the park.
Pinos Altos Church Gallery - The historic
gallery in Hearst Church gallery on Golden Ave.
in Pinos Altos, N.M., operated by the Grant
County Art Guild, is open for the season 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and hol-
idays, through Oct. 2. The gallery features
works by local artists, and highlights a different
Featured Artist each week. Information:
(575) 538-8216 or
Entries by New Mexico artists are sought
through Aug. 1 for the Grant County Art
Guilds 26th Purchase Prize Award Show, The
West and Beyond.
Rio Bravo Fine Art 110 Broadway in
Truth or Consequences, N.M. Gallery hours
are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday,
or by appointment. Information: (575) 894-
0572 or
Showing through July 10: Dream Desert
Installation and new photographs by Katharine
Kreisher. The exhibition also includes selections
from Kerishers Contemplating Peace &
Unidentified Woman portfolios. She has been
developing a temporary site-specific installation
called Dream Desert from which she is creat-
ing a new series of digital photographs.
Summer Art Workshops Cloudcroft
Art Workshops hosts fine art workshops at the
Old Red School House (Public Library in
Cloudcroft, N.M. through Aug. 12. Cost
varies depending on workshop, with a $100
deposit per workshop and a $50 registration
fee. Information: Linda Carter, 1-888-682-3601
The Village of Cloudcroft has hosted the sum-
mer art workshops for more than 50 years.
Workshops offered for all levels, led by accom-
plished area artists.
July 5-9 acrylics with Bob Burridge
July 11-15 water media with Mary Ann
July 18-22 watercolor with Sterling
July 25-29 pastel and oil with Bob Rohm
Aug. 1-5 oil with Krystyna Robbins;
watercolor with Barbara Nechis
Aug. 8-12 watercolor with Jo Beth
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pproaching the halfway mark of
2011 has given me pause to stop
and reflect upon the reality that I
have been writing about the El Paso art
scene for more than 20 years.
My first endeavor in that regard was
authoring an arts column for the long-
defunct weekly newspaper Westside Today.
Editorial for the column covered not only
fine-arts happenings in the borderland, but
also those on the local music and theater
scene. It was in this capacity that I had the
opportunity to interview Wayne Usrey,
owner of the fledgling Studio W Gallery,
located at that time at the corner of
Doniphan and Thorn. Little did I realize
that this endeavor would set me on the
path to a productive and interesting career
writing about the visual arts.
My introduction to gallery life came in
the form of a part-time accounting position
with Studio W. Eventually, I became a per-
manent employee with the title of gallery
director. By this time, I was not only cov-
ering the arts for local newspapers and
magazines, but had also begun writing for
several national publications, including
Southwest Art, Art of the West and the
print publication InformArt. Working with
a gallery not only provided opportunities
to gain experience in the national art
world, but also, and even more rewarding,
allowed me to get to know many of our
local artists through firsthand relationships.
From 1991 to 2001, when Studio W relo-
cated to Ruidoso, the gallery showcased
the work of numerous established artists,
including Earline Barnes, Carolyn Bunch,
Robert Carlson, Jose Cisneros, Connie
Dillman, Cheryl Derrick, Noel Espinoza,
Bill Herring, Lester Hughes, Annetta
Hoover, Hal Marcus, Rudy Montoya,
Randy Patton, Mark Ploss, Bill Rakocy,
Robert (Shoofly) Shufelt, Pat Olchefski-
Winston and Bassel Wolfe. We also intro-
duced work by emerging artists such as
Bob Adams, Fernando Flores, Mauricio
Mora, Daniel Padilla, Richard Rollins and
Francisco Romero, and shared in the joy of
watching their careers unfold.
A decade later, it is interesting to see
whose work has endured and which of
these have become full-time artists.
Earline Barnes, Jose Cisneros and Rudy
Montoya are now showing their work in
the great art gallery in the sky. However,
each managed to leave behind beautiful
and unique legacies. Barnes and Cisneros
have also gained permanent status in the
city as members of El Paso Artists Hall of
Hal Marcus and Carolyn Bunch have
both managed to combine careers as
painters with being owners of their own
galleries. Bunch has located the most
recent reincarnation of her famous Adobe
Patio Gallery adjacent to the Preston
Contemporary Gallery in Mesilla. Hal and
his wife, Patricia, enjoy the convenience of
their new digs at 1308 N. Oregon, just
across the street from their home.
When Studio W closed its doors, a num-
ber of artists transferred their allegiance to
the Hal Marcus Gallery, which continues
to exhibit their work more than a decade
later. These include Bill Rakocy, Bob
Adams, Daniel Padilla, Francisco Romero,
Mauricio Mora, and of course, Hal him-
self. Others such as Lester Hughes and
Fernando Flores have chosen to be repre-
sented by Art and Framing on Mesa.
While at Studio W, Flores had built a rep-
utation for his strong portraiture work and
captivating still life. Although he now
devotes much of his time to operating a
camera shop in South El Paso, Fernando
continues to paint and is a regular at Art
and Framing.
Studio W was one of the first galleries to
show the work of Francisco Romero.
Finding that local art buyers enjoyed his
playful interpretation of Hispanic family
life, Romero made the commitment to
becoming a full-time artist more than a
decade ago. Always a prolific painter, he
currently shows his works at Art and
Framing, as well as the Hal Marcus
Gallery, and galleries in Las Cruces and
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Although Moras recent images are soft-
er and are painted with more-realistic flesh
tones, collectors are still drawn to his
wide-eyed Hispanic children. Currently,
his work is available only through the Hal
Marcus Gallery.
Relating that for the past two years Mora
has been traveling through Latin America
on a motorcycle, Hal comments, Every so
often, Mauricio comes in and brings new
work, but due to his adventurous nature, he
is not painting as much as he once did.
Art and Framing currently carries a limit-
ed number of paintings by Noel Espinoza
and Lester Hughes.
Owner Joe Parades emphasizes, Two of
the greats are really slowing down and
their work is in short supply. Noel is still
living and painting in his studio in the
Campestre; however, with the violence in
Jurez, it has become increasingly difficult
for him to bring his work across the bor-
der. Lester is still Lester, but is not bring-
ing in as many paintings as he once did.
As in the past, several of our artists find
more-lucrative markets for their work out-
side of El Paso. The Joseph Bender
Gallery was the last to host a one-man
show of work by Robert Carlson. Bassel
Wolfe is another who sells most of his
imagery in out-of-town shows and through
licensing agreements. However, in April of
this year, fans were treated to a retrospec-
tive exhibition of his work hosted by El
Paso Art Associations Crossland Gallery.
Connie Dillman shows her evocative
watercolor paintings of women and chil-
dren through Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art in
Santa Fe. She and Susan Amstater also
collaborated on a new book, Yes, Were
Still Dancing, a beautiful coffee-table vol-
ume designed to give voice to women of
all ages. After a year off due to an injured
wrist, Cheryl Derrick is once again pro-
ducing her trademark impressionistic land-
scapes. She currently sells through a
gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the
Adobe Patio in Las Cruces.
Bill Herrings paintings can be found at
his gallery in Clint, and he still shares his
talents and strong opinions through out-of-
town clinics and workshops, such as the
one scheduled for July in Buffalo Gap,
Texas. Ever vital despite his age, Bill
Rakocy remains a prolific painter and is
devoted to helping local artists. His most
recent endeavor in that regard was the
highly successful Best of the Border
exhibition at the International Museum of
Dividing her time between teaching yoga
and painting, Pat Olchefski-Winston made
quite a splash this year with calendars fea-
turing local restaurants. Additionally, she
provided illustrations for a book titled
Bear Speaks and is currently working on
a series of fictional stories set in her home-
town of White Bear, Minn. Bob Adams has
become known for images of vintage pick-
up trucks and continues to be an award
winner in most of the EPAA exhibitions.
Although Robert Shufelt never actually
lived in El Paso, his son played football
for the UTEP Miners. During this period,
prints of the artists incredibly detailed
pencil drawings of working cowhands
became one of the most sought-after items
in the sports fundraising program.
Shufelts original drawings now command
sums as high as $65,000, and he is a
respected member of the prestigious Prix
de West artists, who show at the Western
Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Amado Pea is another very popular
artist who has strong ties to the El Paso
region, despite spending most of his time
in the Santa Fe area. Pea made several
guest appearances at Studio W. Now, he is
a regular at Los Artistas and continues to
use his artwork to raise funds for El Paso
Community College. Last summer, he
opened a gallery on the square in San
Elizario, a location he visits as frequently
as possible.
And finally, what is the latest on Studio
W? Due to the downturn in the economy
and the weak sales of fine art, Peg and
Wayne have chosen to remodel a section
of their gallery to serve as rental apart-
ments. The name has also been changed to
Accommodations n Art at Studio W.
There are several artists with whom I
have lost contact. Does anyone have infor-
mation to share about Annetta Hoover,
Mark Ploss, Richard Rollins or Randy
Patton? I apologize for the fact that I have
probably failed to mention a number of
deserving people. If I have missed you, I
would love to have you or your family
members share information on what you
are doing by contacting me at zanemyr- or through El Paso
Myrna Zanetell is a freelance writer
specializing in the visual arts.
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Local: Roger Clyne & The
Peacemakers ride into El Paso
The name may not be familiar, but the voice
should be, as he was lead vocalist of one of
the best groups to come out of the mid 90s
Arizona desert rock scene. The Refreshments
were a staple of radio playlists for those few
years, fronted by Roger Clyne. He now rides
with a new gang and they call themselves
The Peacemakers. The sound is basically
The Refreshments part two, with original
drummer P.F. Naffah still in place. El Paso
used to be a regular stop for the guys, but it
has been close to six years since we were last
honored with their presence. Thankfully,
House of Rock will bridge the gap for us as
they host the band July 6. The Peacemakers
are on tour promoting their seventh studio
album. The backbone of the album remains
primarily desert rock mixed with a signifi-
cant serving of honky-tonk, but they also
continue to spice things up with some Latin
flair and a reggae romp. This go-round, the
ballads are kept to a minimum, the album
keeps rockin, and a sing-along is infectious
within the first spin of the disc. They say
patience is a virtue, but Im not waiting
another five years. See you at the show.
National: Urge Overkill, Rock
& Roll Submarine, Urge
Overkill Records
In 1992, this band released their cover ver-
sion of Neil Diamonds Girl, Youll Be a
Woman Soon, but it wasnt until a few
years later that the world caught on. This
songs inclusion on the Pulp Fiction sound-
track brought fame to Urge Overkill, but as
the movies mystique started to fade so did
the band. This and a members indulgence in
heroin inevitably led to the band officially
calling it quits in 1998. The group had so
much more to offer, and that remake was
actually a poor representation of their body
of work. In 2000, Nash Kato tried to right
that wrong with his solo disc, Debutante,
and as amazing as that was, there is nothing
like the sweet sounds that emerge when all
hands are on deck. After a decade and half,
the spark that stayed alive is now a blazing
inferno with their triumphant return in their
epic tale Rock & Roll Submarine. This is
Urge Overkill better than ever, fuzzed-out
and riff-riddled in all the right places while
still serving up a touch of soul and a heaping
portion of rock n roll crunch. Take a ride on
the Rock & Roll Submarine and discover
the entirely new depth of Urge Overkill.
Ray Davies, See My Friends,
Who can ultimately deliver that Ray Davies
and Kinks sound with precision and skill like
no other? The answer on See My Friends
is Ray Davies himself, as he graces us on all
14 tracks of this collection. This is as much
an homage to his band the Kinks as it is a
duets romp through a very prolific catalogue.
The band began their journey with the
Beatles and the Stones, but unfortunately
never received the respect they so deserved
until now. This set demonstrates that some
true heavyweights in the business were eager
to show their appreciation. It gets started
with Bruce Springsteen and ends with the
Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan. Add in
Metallica, Frank Black, Spoon, Bon Jovi,
Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne. Then
newcomer superstars Mumford and Sons are
tossed in with the late Box Tops/Big Star
frontman Alex Chilton sharing the mic. All
this genius slathered in a Ray Davies sauce.
Heres hoping his brother Dave will see his
friends and will want to once again come
play in the Kinks sandbox.
Bob Schneider, A Perfect
Day, Kirtland Records
Bob Schneider has been around long enough
to have released about a bakers dozen worth
of total solo recordings. The numbers are
even higher when his time in the Austin cir-
cuit is folded in. He was best known for the
three different bands that he had fronted
there: Joe Rockhead, a funk-based band;
Ugly Americans, a jam-oriented group; and
the Scabs, a nine-piece party ensemble. Bob
also spent some time at UTEP, where he
studied art, but he quickly returned to the
state capital and his love for music. The new
album, A Perfect Day, has a lazy summer-
porch vibe with a few pool-party anthems to
keep the fun going for hours. In the first cut,
he tells us he wants to be in a movie with
Penelope Cruz and make a baby with
Elizabeth Taylor, which seems a bit strange
since his long relationship with Sandra
Bullock (preJessie James scandal) ended
and seemingly his Hollywood connection
along with it. By the last track, he is clamor-
ing Hand Me Back My Life. Perhaps in the
end, Bob Schneider isnt sure what A
Perfect Day is, but to our delight, he has 12
songs to try and figure it out.
Collectibles: Def Leppard,
Mirror Ball Live & More,
Mailboat Records
In the glory days of rock, certain companies
would hold onto a group even if they
released a clunker every now and again.
Those days are long gone and with that some
very strange bedfellows have been born. The
latest is the alliance between Def Leppard
and no kidding Jimmy Buffett, who
has signed the guys to his Mailboat Records.
Buffett started down the hair-metal path a
few years go by adding Brett Michaels to his
roster. For Def Leppard, it all started in the
late 70s when a new sound emerged known
as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
This sound was less about the blues influ-
ences and much more about the speed of the
music. In those early years, Def Leppard led
the pack with Iron Maiden, Saxon and Judas
Priest, but they were very much focused on
melodies and updating the glam sound. In
the early 80s, they crossed over into Top 40
radio and legions of hair-metal bands fol-
lowed, with only a handful still around today.
They have managed to stay somewhat rele-
vant and a few years ago made a small
splash at country stations on a duet with Tim
McGraw. Mirror Ball is the latest and it
celebrates the past and shows a glimpse into
the future, with 21 live cuts spread across
two CDs with three brand-new songs. It also
adds a DVD with behind-the-scenes footage,
live performances and a few music videos.
The band is in fine form and seems as if this
could have been pulled from over a quarter-
century ago. Give Def Leppards Mirror
Ball a spin and be amazed at how they still
sparkle and shine.
Brian Chozick is owner of Tumblin Dice
Music. Drop him a line at
Ghost tours El Paso Ghost Tours host the
following events:
Ladies Night, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning
at The Percolator, 217 N. Stanton. Tour is 9-11
p.m. Women $8, men $10.
Downtown El Paso Ghost Tour Every
Friday night. Includes building interiors.
Tickets: $15. Call for details.
Concordia Cemetery, 9 p.m. Saturday, July
2. Cost: $10.
Reservations/information: 1-877-GHOST-10
History Notes The monthly program is
1 to 2 p.m. one Thursday of each month at the
Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, north
end of the Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The
July 14 topic is The Other Armijo Family
with Terry Reynolds. Admission is free.
Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-
Fort Selden State Monument The
monument, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, is
open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Monday (closed Tuesday). Admission is $3;
(ages 16 and under free). Sunday admission for
New Mexico residents is $1. Information: (575)
526-8911 or
Fort Selden was a 19th-century adobe fort
established to protect early settlers from Indian
raids. The monument seeks to preserve the
remaining ruins and has a visitors center with
exhibits of military life at the post. From Las
Cruces, take I-25 north to Exit 19.
Fort Stanton Live! The forts annual
celebration of living history, hosted by Fort
Stanton, Inc./Fort Stanton Foundation is Aug.
5-7, at Fort Stanton, 20 miles northeast of
Ruidoso on Hwy 220, with a Wild West Show,
Civil War reenactments, Buffalo Soldiers,
Mountain Men, food, vendors and live enter-
tainment. No pets or alcohol allowed.
Admission: $5 (for ages 16 and younger).
Information: (575) 354-0341 or
The annual Candlelight tour is Friday evening,
Aug. 5; early reservations encouraged as the
event sells out quickly.
San Elizario Veterans Museum and
Memorial Walk The museum, operated
and managed by the non-profit San Elizario
Veterans Committee of the San Elizario
Genealogy and Historical Society, is at 1501-B
Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-
3741 or Ray Borrego, 383-8529.
The Museum and Memorial Walk is dedicated
those who served in the Armed Forces during
wars of the past century.
Chamizal National Memorial 800 S.
San Marcial. The National Park Service oper-
ates the memorial on land once claimed by
Mexico as part of a decades-long dispute over
the international boundary. A similar park in
Jurez lies across the Rio Grande, whose shift-
ing nature in earlier years triggered the dis-
pute. The visitor center has an exhibit on the
history of the Chamizal dispute, including a
video presentation. Park grounds and picnic
area open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily; visitors cen-
ter open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.
Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
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Tumblewords Project The writing
workshops are 12:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Saturdays at Memorial Park Public Library, 3200
Copper. Workshops are free; donations for the
presenter are encouraged. Now in its 13th
year, the group is open to all writers in a non-
critique, non-caustic forum. Information: 328-
5484 (Donna Snyder), 566-1034 (Memorial
Park Library) or
July 9 - Karla aka KLRabstracts aka
Chevalterre Nabil. Seasoned__ painter meets
writer meets graphic artist meets musician
meets Karla.
July 16 - Maria Perez, Metamorphosis.
Businesswoman, religious educator and social
worker, Perez - a life=long resident of the bor-
der area - is also an avid artist, artisan, and
July 23 - Alonzo Sotelo, Libertdad! Have
you ever noticed there are so many words that
have multiple and multi-lingual meanings, but
dont have exact translations or cannot be
defined by just that same word? We will have
fun playing with these words, and learn some-
thing about Don Quixote, too, the source of
Alonzos workshop concept.
July 30 - Alonzo Sotelo, HPL Unnamable.
Pparticipants will write a piece of poem to cre-
ate one joined poem together so that it makes
sense - but not really. The title comes from H.P.
Lovecrafts Unnamable Writing.
El Paso Writers League William
Cummings, author of three stage plays, will
present a program on play writing at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, at the Dorris Van Doren
Regional Branch Library, 551 E. Redd Road, as
part of the leagues regular monthly meeting.
Play writing is a new category in the Leagues
annual contest. Visitors and prospective mem-
bers welcome. Admission is free. Information:
886-3136 or
El Paso Writers League meets the second
Saturday of the month January through
November. Annual membership is $40.
Ruidoso Womens Club Book Sale
Ruidoso Federated Womens Clubs fundraising
book sale is noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 15-16, at the club at
116 S. Evergreen in Ruidoso, N.M. with hard-
back, paperback, books on tapes, CDs and
DVDs. Admission is free. Information: (575)
Childrens Storytime Chamizal National
Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, will host free sto-
rytimes with Ranger Dora for pre-school and
first-grade children 10 a.m. the third Thursday
of each month. The 45-minute story session is
followed by a 30-minute activity period.
Admission is free, but reservations strongly rec-
ommended: 532-7273, ext. 128 or
Lunchtime Stories in the Park Local
celebrities and other special guests share their
stories during a brown bag presentation noon
to 1 p.m. Thursdays July 7-Sept. 29, in San
Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Admission is free.
Information: Sandy Rodriguez, 544-5436.
Barnes & Noble (Las Cruces) 700 S.
Telshor in Mesilla Valley Mall. Information: (575)
Author Lynne Hinton will sign her new book
Pie Town at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2.
Author Audrey Hartley will host a kids story-
time and sign copies of her book Colors for
Michaela at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23.
Yarn Junkies Conversation Group meets at 10
a.m. Mondays.
Childrens storytimes are 10 a.m. Fridays.
July 1 Patriotic stories
July 8 True animal stories.
July 15 Ice cream stories
July 22 Beach stories.
July 29 Stories featuring Pigeon
The Summer Reading Program, Imaginations
Destination, runs through Sept. 6, for grades 1
through 6.
Books Etcetera 2340 Sudderth in
Ruidoso, N.M. Information: (575) 257- 1594.
Book signings:
Diane Stallings will sign her book Death in A
Red Desert 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2.
Gary Cozzens will sign his book Nogal
Mesa 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9.
Barnes & Noble (East Side) 9521
Viscount. Information: 590-1932.
New York Lifes Child ID Program will pro-
vide free materials to parents and children to
create a child identification packets noon to 5
p.m. Saturday, July 9. In-store fingerprinting
and child IDs also offered.
C.C. Reed will sign her debut poetry collec-
tion Beneath the Surface: I Am Not Who I
Was 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
Eastside Sisters in Crime reading club meets
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, to discuss Visions of
Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich. Information:
Nook Nite tutorials are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Little Ones Storytime is 11 a.m. every
Saturday with Miss Bonnie. Themes:
July 2 Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler
with a summer/Fourth of July theme
July 9 Olivia by Ian Falconer with a
French Bastille Day theme
July 16 When A Dragon Moves In by
Jodi Moore
July 23 Ladybug Girl at the Beach by
Soman and Davis.
July 30 Why Mosquitoes Buzz in
Peoples Ears by Aardema.
The Summer Reading Program, Imaginations
Destination, runs through Sept. 6 for grades
1 through 6. Kids who read and record any
eight books may choose from a book from the
in-store book list after the journal is completed.
Parents age 18 and older can also enter for a
chance to win a Nook Color.
Barnes & Noble (West Side) 705
Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353 or
Lou Anne Johnson will discuss her book
Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab your
Students by Their Brains at 7 p.m. Tuesday,
July 12.
Sisters in Crime mystery reading group
meets at 7 p.m. Monday, July 11.
Third Monday Book Group will meet at 10
a.m. Monday, July 18.
A bilingual reading group meets at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19.
Childrens storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays. A
reading and book signing with school counselor
Albert Mendoza is July 9; and the monthly sto-
rytime with Kids-N-Co. is July 23.
The Summer Reading Program, Imaginations
Destination, runs through Sept. 6, for grades
1 through 6. Kids who read and record any
eight books may choose from a book from the
in-store book list after the journal is completed.
Branigan Library book reviews The
Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
will host a review of Geraldine Brooks People
of the Book at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in
the librarys Roadrunner Room, 200 E. Picacho.
Reviewer is Jane Fenn. Refreshments served.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 526-3678.
Reading Art Book Club The book club
of the Las Cruces Museum of Art, 491 N. Main
St., will meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13,
to discuss The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth
Hickey. The club meets the second Wednesday
of the month. Information: (575) 541-2322,
(575) 541-2137 or
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hose of you who were big fans of
the UTEP Dinner Theater 15-plus
years ago might remember these two
names Scott Susong and Cristen
(Monson) Susong.
Both are back this summer Scott to
direct and Cristen to star in UDTs
The two were constants in the majority of
the productions Greg Taylor produced.
They also fell in love and got married
19 years ago this summer.
Cristen tells the story: Scott and I met
originally in middle school at Morehead
Junior High on the West Side. I dont real-
ly remember him, but Scott says he
remembers me. Scott came back here to
finish his undergraduate degree (at UTEP)
and we were doing Into the Woods
together at UDT. One night, I fell and
broke my foot, and he took me to the hos-
pital, and we discovered we lived in the
same apartment complex. So, he became
my ride to UTEP and rehearsals. We start-
ed dating in October and were married by
The list of their favorite UDT shows
alone is a pretty long list.
For Scott: I did 14 productions with
UDT, but my favorites were probably Into
the Woods (Baker), Metropolis (Steven),
Blood Brothers (Edward), City of
Angels (Stine), Joseph . . . Dreamcoat
(Joseph 10th Anniversary Production),
Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit) and
Oklahoma! (Curly).
For Cristen: Most of my favorite roles
happened in El Paso. Maria in
Metropolis, Eva in Evita, Emma in Tell
Me on a Sunday, Florence in Chess and
Adelaide in Guys & Dolls. At the UTEP
Theatre Department, I loved playing Agnes
in Agnes of God and Anna in The
Baltimore Waltz.
After they left El Paso for New York,
both had promising careers. Scott was in
the 199697 national and international
tours of The Sound of Music (Rolf),
starring Marie Osmond; Ziggy in
Tycoon at the John Houseman &
Douglas Fairbanks Theaters; Ali/PJ in
Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at The
Duplex; The Lisbon Traviata (Mike);
Cabaret (Cliff); The Baltimore Waltz
(Carl); A Midsummer Nights Dream
(Demetrius & Oberon) and Camelot
(Arthur & Lancelot). Cristen did cabaret
singing at Dont Tell Mamas and Roses
Turn as well as some new musical readings
and a couple of Off-Off-Broadway shows.
Then she became pregnant with their son,
We decided to settle in a more family-
friendly town and for Scott to get his MFA
so he could teach at a university, Cristen
Their final landing place was
Bloomington, Ill., where Scott is a profes-
sor and head of the BFA in Music Theatre
degree as part of the School of Theatre
Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University.
I teach music theatre, acting, directing,
auditioning, etc. I still freelance profes-
sionally and occasionally act, but primarily
I am a director now, Scott said. I travel
extensively, speaking about music-theatre-
curriculum development and auditioning,
but spend time like all parents splitting my
focus between track practice and ballet les-
Cristen was the education director for the
Illinois Shakespeare Festival last year and
will be teaching two classes at Illinois
State next fall.
I also do the musical-theatre workshop
at TheatresCool, a professional acting
school in Bloomington. Eli, my son, is
now 13 and Eden is 7. They both love the
arts and theatre, she said.
But their current challenge has become
Urinetown, called the funniest musical
with the worst title in history.
Why they came back to El Paso really
shows the power of social media, Scott
Greg was posting about taking a hiatus
or actually leaving UDT and it came up on
Cristens Facebook feed. She started mes-
saging with him, and once he had decided
to take a years leave and was looking to
have guest directors, he asked me if I
would submit a pitch for the summer show.
I was directing Into the Woods in
Maryland at the time and had made plans
to freelance at another theatre, but given
the opportunity, I loved the idea of helping
UDT, giving back to the community that
fed my early career and spending the sum-
mer in El Paso with my family.
He explained the craziness that is the
Urinetown is an irreverently humorous
satire in which no one is safe from scruti-
ny, Scott said. Inspired by the works of
Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, the central
themes center on greed, corruption, love
and revolution in a time when water is
worth its weight in gold. In the not-so-dis-
tant future, a terrible water shortage,
caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a
government-enforced ban on private toi-
lets. The citizens must use public ameni-
ties, regulated by a single malevolent com-
pany that profits by charging admission for
one of humanitys most basic needs. Amid
the people, a hero decides hes had
enough, and plans a revolution to lead
them all to freedom! It deals with all of
these serious
issues without
being serious and
really is a
comedic romp
that should keep
you laughing at
its lunacy.
A major part of
the comedy is
Cristens part,
Pennywise, the
lady who charges
folks to, well,
When Scott
asked me to do
Penny again, I
was excited to get
to work with him,
because he is a
fine director, and
I knew he could help me define this char-
acter even better. My take on Pennywise is
that she is a bitter, jilted woman stuck in a
dead-end life. She has no control over any-
thing except her filthy amenity. She is torn
between what she knows to be a corrupt
way of running things and the reality that
change will bring. I dont particularly love
her. I like that she is odd, and a villain and
a hero, and she has a rocking song that I
love singing.
They also get to work with a few old
friends, Danny and Lisa Lopez, and Cesar
Camarena, who was in their final show at
UDT, Guys and Dolls, in 1996, and
musical director Pat Provencio.
But both have loved the visit and the
rehearsal, even with the usual frustrations
that come with every show.
The challenge with any musical is the
schedule, Scott said. It is just so tight
trying to get the time you need to address
acting when you have to spend so much
time on music and choreography. It is
always a delicate balance, and you hope
the recipe equals success for all involved.
My greatest joy has been just being here. I
love El Paso it is home to me, and its
lovely to be back.
Carol Viescas is a veteran of
community theater and teaches
journalism at Bel Air High School.
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Viva El Paso! The summertime pageant
continues its 34th season at McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheatre 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
through Aug. 13, offering an array of multi-
colored costumes and legendary characters.
The outdoor extravaganza of music and dance
highlights the four major cultures of the region,
through drama, song and dance, that have
called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish
Conquistadors, Mexican and Western
American. Tickets: $15 general admission, plus
service charge. Barbeque dinner offered 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. Dinner/show tickets: $20 ($10
ages 12 and younger). Tickets sold through
Ticketmaster. Information/group discounts:
231-1165 or
A Few Good Men El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, presents the stage version of
the movie (which starred Jack Nicholson, Tom
Cruise and Demi Moore) through July 16.
The stage version was written by Aaron Sorkin,
who wrote the original screenplay. Showtimes
are Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7
military/students with ID). Information: 532-
The story centers on the death of a soldier
and the trial of two Marines accused in the
case, and the lawyer who must unravel the
secrecy hiding the facts.
The play opens the Playhouses 2011-2012
Cloudcroft melodramas Cloudcroft
Light Opera Companys live melodrama 2011
season features Heaven Help The PoTaters
by Billy St. John July 1-3, July 9-10 and July
15-16 at the Open Air Pavilion at Zenith Park
on Burro Ave. Admission is free, but seating is
limited. Early arrival recommended.
Information/times: (575) 682-2733 or cloud-
Theatre of the Big Bend Sul Ross State
Universitys Summer Theater Program pres-
ents live productions at Sul Rosss Outdoor
Theatre at Kokernot Lodge in Alpine, Texas.
Showtimes are 8:15 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays. Information: (432) 837-8218, 1-888-
722-SRSU (7778) or
Showing through July 3 is the Howard
Ashmand and Alam Menken musical comedy,
Little Shop of Horrors.
Midsummer Nights Dream Starlight
Childrens Theatre of Las Cruces performs the
Shakespeare fantasy with incidental music of
the same name by Felix Mendelssohn 7 p.m.
Friday and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8-9, at
Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Main
in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $4
in advance; $6 at the door. Advance tickets
available at Spirit Winds, 2260 Locust and Salon
Allure, 101 N. Solano, in Las Cruces.
Information: (575) 521-7400 or starlightchil-
This performance provides an opportunity for
audiences to enjoy Mendelssohns music along-
side Shakespeares famous play of the same
name. As a bonus, audiences have a chance to
witness the original intended setting for
Mendelssohns famous Wedding March.
Urinetown UTEP Dinner Theatre pres-
ents the hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love
and revolution July 8-24, written by Greg Kotis
and Mark Hollmann. Showtime is 7 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday; dinner matinee
performance is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10; non-
dinner shows are 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 and
24. Tickets $26-$38 dinner shows; $12-$22
non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060.
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water short-
age, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a
government-enforced ban on private toilets.
The citizens must use public amenities, regulat-
ed by a single malevolent company that profits
by charging admission. A hero decides hes had
enough and plans a revolution to lead the peo-
ple to freedom.
Land of the Centaur auditions El
Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, announces
auditions for Tony Staffords mix of history and
fantasy at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 9-
10, directed by Lynne DuMond. Performance
dates are Sept. 9-Oct. 1. Auditions consist of
cold reading from the script. Information: 532-
Where was Pancho Villa when his men
attacked the town of Columbus, New Mexico
in March of 1916? This play combines history
and fantasy as it explores the limits of faith, the
need for love and the desire for revenge.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling
Bee No Strings Theatre presents the
musical comedy by William Finn and Rachel
Sheinkin through July 17, at the Black Box
Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las
Cruces. Directed by Tom Smith. Performances
are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday July 3 and 10 and 7 p.m. Thursday, July
7. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over
65; $7 all seats Thursday). Information/reserva-
tions: (575) 523-1223 or
Set in a middle school gymnasium, the play
takes a hilarious and heartwarming look at the
pressures of growing up through the eyes of
quirky yet lovable characters competing for the
title of spelling bee champ.
H.M.S. Pinafore The Gilbert and
Sullivan Company of El Paso celebrates its 42nd
seasons with the comic opera July 14-16 and
July 21-23, at the Chamizal National Memorial,
800 S. San Marcial. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets: $10 ($8 students and seniors)
in advance $12 ($10 students, seniors and mili-
tary) at the door. Information/reservations:
591-6210, 584-9319 or
H.M.S. Pinafore is the cheerful satire on the
arrival of the modernity, bureaucracy and dem-
ocratic ideals to the Royal Navy of Queen
Victorias era and pokes fun at the Royal Navy,
parliamentary politics and the rise of unqualified
people to positions of authority. The story
takes place aboard a British ship, where
Captain Corcorans daughter, Josephine, has
fallen in love with an ordinary sailor, Ralph
Rackstraw, yet her father has a more suitable
sophisticated suitor in mind.
Additional performances are planned in
August at the Black Box Theatre in Las Cruces;
dates to be announced. Reservations: (575)
Summer Repertory 2011 El Paso
Community College Performers Studio pres-
ents its 3rd Summer Repertory Season in June
and July at the EPCC Transmountain Campus
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Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit).
Showtime at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through
Saturday, unless listed otherwise. Box office
opens at 6:30 p.m. Admission: Admission: $10
($5 students, faculty, staff, military and seniors).
Ages 7 and older welcome. Information: Forum
Box Office, 831-5056 or 831-3205.
Eleven: A New 1930s Musical Fable
The new musical comedy by Stephanie Karr
and Mark Watts is July 14-16.
Rodeo Mongolia: A Childrens Musical 2
p.m. Saturdays, July 16, 23 and 30. This dif-
ferent and engaging story tackles themes of
arrogance, treachery, self-sacrifice, forgiveness
and hope. Written by Charles Pascoe, the show
has been performed across the world. Box
office opens at 1:15 p.m.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding The El Paso
premiere of the Off-Broadway hit is July 21-
22. Personalities and culture collide in this out-
landish comedy. Andrew and Anthony are get-
ting married and everyone tries to have his or
her way, from a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a
loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother.
Explicit content; may not be suitable for all
The Great American Trailer Park Musical
The Off-Broadway hit is July 28-30. Betsy
Kelsos comic fable about women in a Florida
trailer park and their no-account men is more
fun than a chair-throwing episode of Jerry
Springer set to music.
Topdog/Underdog Green Apple
Theatre Collective presents the comic drama
and winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for
drama by Suzan-Lori Parks at 7:30 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays, July 16-31, at the Glass Box
Theatre, 1500 Texas. Doors open at 6 p.m.
with a game of three-card monte (as featured
in the show) and bucket drum performance.
Seating is limited on a first come, first serve
basis. Tickets: $12 at the door (cash only).
Information: 226-9708 or 740-3087.
Topdog/Underdog tells the story of two
black brothers who were abandoned by not
only their parents, but eventually their wives
and girlfriends as well. Due to adult themes in
the play, anyone under age 16 must be accom-
panied by an adult.
The Glasbox The Border Theatres new
performance space is at 1500 Texas (entrance
on Langtry), offers several workshops, per-
formances and other activities year round.
Information: 424-5283 or
10-Minute Play Workshops 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. the first Saturday of the month; instructed
by Austin Savage. Works produced in the
workshop are eligible for performance in The
Border Theatres short play festival,
Exhibitions in Dis/Connection, following a
reading of the works Saturday, July 16.
Admission is free to the public. Information:
Acting Performance Classes 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $100 per month.
Bye Bye Birdie The El Paso
Independent School Districts Fine Arts
Department presents its 26th annual musical
production at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday, July 20-23, at Coronado High
Schools Ross Capshaw Theatre, 100
Champions Place. Tickets: $5 ($3 students,
seniors and military). Information: 760-8520.
The musical by Michael Stewart, Charles
Strouse and Lee Adams is the comic satire
about a rock & roll singer named Conrad Birdie
who is about to enter the army. When Birdie
arrives in Sweet Apple, Ohio to present a
farewell kiss to one of their teen-aged girls, the
towns excitement accelerates, tempers flare,
and the fun begins. Features classic songs like
Kids, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy and
A Lot of Livin to Do.
The summer theater production is a dis-
trictwide collaboration for teachers and stu-
dents. The students perform as singers, actors,
dancers, technicians and instrumentalists, while
learning about vocal production, acting, chore-
ography, set design, lighting, costuming and
The Tempest Department of Theatre
and Dances Summer Shakespeare Festival
presents William Shakespeares fantasy July 22-
31, at UTEPs Wise Family Theatre, Second
Floor Fox Fine Arts Building. Showtimes are 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $10 ($8 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors,
military, students, children 4-12 and per ticket
for groups of 10 or more). Information: 747-
5118 or
When King Alonso and his entourage sail
home for Italy after attending his daughters
wedding in Africa, they encounter a violent
storm. The passengers are washed ashore on a
strange island and find that the magician
Prospero deliberately conjured up the storm.
Pinocchio Missoula Childrens Theatre
will host public performances of the classic fairy
tale at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, July
29-30 at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211
Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Tickets: $6 ($2
children). Information: (575) 523-6403 or
The popular weeklong theater experience is
open to all children in the community ages 5-18
(must have completed kindergarten). About 60
children will be cast as actors or as assistant
directors or technicians.
Auditions are 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July
25, with rehearsals/workshops 10 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, July 26-28.
The 39 Steps auditions No Strings
Theatre companys auditions for the play
adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by
John Buchan, the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
and an original concept by Simon Corbie and
Nobby Dimon, is 7 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the
Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in
Las Cruces. Directed by Ceil Herman. Needed
are 3 men (age mid 20s and up) and one
woman (mid 20s to mid 40s). Two of the men
and the woman will play multiple roles.
Auditions are cold readings from the script;
perusal copy on reserve at the Branigan
Library. Information: (575) 523-1223.
The 39 Steps is Broadways longest running
comedy, mixing Hitchcocks film with a juicy
spy novel, and a dash of Monty Python. Two-
time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner.
Death Before Dessert El Paso
Playhouses comedy group (formerly Die
Laughing) performs mysteries the last
Saturday of the month at Il Posto Italiano
Ristorante, 7128 N. Mesa. Reservations
required: 585-2221. Information: elpasoplay-
Shakespeare on the Rocks Theater
Festival - The annual Shakespeare festivalis
Aug. 26-Sept. 11, at Chamizal National
Memorials Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
This seasons plays are The Taming of The
Shrew, Othello and Twelfth Night.
Admission is free. Information: Eden
Enterprises, 227-2397 or shakespeareonthe-
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Film Salon The Film Salon at Trinity First
United Methodist Church, 801 N. Mesa (at
Yandell) presents MGMs Kiss Me, Kate, Cole
Porters musical retelling of Shakespeares
Taming of the Shrew, 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
July 2, in Resler Hall. Admission is free.
Nursery available with two-day advance reser-
vation. Information: 533-2674 or
A once-married couple (Howard Keel and
Kathryn Grayson) are performing opposite one
another onstage and bickering behind the
scenes. Also starring Ann Miller with Keenan
Wynn and James Whitmore as some colorful
gangsters looking to collect a debt.
The Gish Foreign Film Festival
Carlsbad Arts & Humanities Alliance presents
the film festival at 7 p.m. Saturdays through July
9 at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, 418 W.
Fox in Carlsbad, N.M. Some material may not
be suitable for children under 13. Admission is
free. Information: (575) 887-0276.
July 2 Pauline and Paulette
July 9 Not One Less
Sundays Under the Stars Inn of the
Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. hosts free
concerts and movies on the lawn Sundays,
weather permitting. Bring lawn chair or blan-
ket. Children must be accompanied by adult.
Information: 1-800-545-9011 or innofthemoun- Live entertainment begins at 6
p.m. Movies begin at sunset:
July 3 The Patriot
July 10 Harry Potter
July 17 Jaws
July 24 Lion King
July 31 Finding Nemo
Aug. 7 Aladdin
Book-Based Movies at Branigan
Library Thomas Branigan Memorial
Library, 200 E. Picacho, presents movies based
on popular novels at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, July
6-27, in the Dresp Room. Call for titles.
Admission is free. Information: Elise Vidal,
(575) 528-4014.
Chow Down The Vegetarian Society of
El Paso presents the documentary film on
reversing heart disease with diet at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8, at Chamizal National Memorial,
800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5. Information:
VSEP, 877-3030.
Rocky Horror Picture Show The
Hot PAWtooties, group supporting Pets Alive-
El Paso, Inc. presents the audience participation
screening of the cult movie 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, at Scottish Rite Theater, 301
W. Missouri. Proceeds benefit Pets Alive-El
Pasos feral cat sterilization program. Ages 17
and older welcome. Admission: $10 ($8 stu-
dent/military and seniors 50 and older with ID).
Information: 247-5975 or
Prop bags are $2; no outside props, large
purses, bags or backpacks permitted.
Pre-party is 9:45 p.m. with a costume contest
and door prizes.
Pax Christi Film Series The series
presents Bonhoeffer at 3 p.m. Sunday, July
10, at Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
Mother Teresa Center, 2400 E. Yandell. Hosted
by Pax Christi El Paso and the Peace & Justice
Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso.
Admission is free, donations welcome.
Information: 532-0527.
The documentary traces the life of German
theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a leader in the
German Confessing Church that opposed the
Nazi movement. He was executed shortly
before the end of the war for his involvement
in an effort to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
GhostLight 48-Hour Film Slam
Filmmakers of all levels are invited to partici-
pate in GhostLight Creatives 2nd annual film
slam Friday, July 15, at the Olo Gallery, 504
San Francisco, in which short films are made
conception to completion within the span of
48 hours. Call for details: 1-877-GHOST-44.
Online registration at
Holocaust Museum Cinema Sundays
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study
Center, 715 Oregon, hosts free showings of
Holocaust, genocide and racism-related films at
2 p.m. the last Sunday of the month. Admission
is free. Information: 351-0048, ext. 24 or elpa-
Plaza Classic Film Festival The El Paso
Community Foundations 4th annual classic and
semi-classic movie in The Plazas Main
Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and outdoor
Festival Plaza is Aug. 4-14. Billed as the
worlds largest classic film festival, more than
80 movies will be presented from the golden
age of cinema to more recent favorites.
Individual tickets sold by Ticketmaster. Series
passes are $200 ($170 for Disneys D23 mem-
bers); includes films, opening night VIP screen-
ing, concerts, talks and other events.
Information: 533-4020 or
Special guests include Entertainment
Tonight movie critic, author and blogger
Leonard Maltin who will give film introductions
and talks Aug. 12-14.
In conjunction with the festivals showing of
The Commandments, El Paso Museum of Art
will feature the exhibit The Ten
Commandments: Treasures from the
Production Archives with jewelry, costumes,
documents and more from the epic film July
18-Aug. 28. Festival Pass holders invited to a
preview event at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 15.
Queer Cinema Frontera Pride Film
Festival and Rio Grande Adelante hosts the film
series the first Friday of every month at
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of El Paso,
4255 Byron. Admission and snacks are free.
Information: 929-9282 or
Fountain Theatre 2469 Calle de
Guadalupe in Mesilla. The historic theater,
operated by the Mesilla Valley Film Society, fea-
tures films at 7:30 p.m. nightly, plus 2:30 p.m.
Sunday. Foreign language films include subtitles.
Admission: $7 ($6 seniors and students; $5
society members and children); $5 on
Wednesday. Information, schedule: (575) 524-
8287 or
Through June 30 In a Better World.
This Oscar-winning film follows two young
boys as their friendship ultimately winds up
impacting both their lives and their families
lives. Rated R.
July 1-7 Win Win. Director Tom
McCarthys movie about a financially struggling
lawyer stars Paul Giamatti. Rated R.
July 8-14 Meeks Cutoff. Meek, who
harbors no mercy nor peace, leads three pio-
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neer couples toward Oregon in 1845, but the
settlers becoming increasingly worried that
Meek has led them astray. Rated PG.
July 15-21 Small Town Murder Songs.
Peter Stormare stars as the police officer who
seems continually at odds within the different
communities of his Canadian town. Rated R.
July 22-28 The Conspirator. Directed
by Robert Redford, the film addresses a foot-
note to American history: Mary Surratt, a
woman caught up in the U.S. government
witch-hunt following the assassination of
President Lincoln. Rated PG-13.
July 29-Aug. 4 Incendies. When Jeanne
and Simon Marwan learn of their mothers will,
the twins are stunned by a pair of envelopes
one for the father they thought was dead and
another for a brother they didnt know existed.
Rated R. Free for MVFS members.
CinMatinee Film Series 1:30 p.m.
Saturdays at the Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle
de Guadalupe, 1/2 block south of the plaza in
Mesilla. Admission: $4 ($1 for Mesilla Valley
Film Society members), unless otherwise listed.
Information: (575) 524-8287 (leave message) or
July 2 Heartland (1979) An encore
presentation of the gritty western starring Rip
Torn and Conchata Ferrell, in honor of
Cinematinees 6th anniversary at The Fountain.
Former documentary filmmaker Richard Pearce
shows the hardships of life in the harsh wilder-
ness of Wyoming circa 1910. Rated PG.
Noon, Monday, July 4 Made in New
Mexico Westerns: Part 4 The Final Chapter
features clips of more than 20 westerns shot at
least in part in New Mexico from 1947 through
2004, Live narration by MVFS board member
Jeff Berg and a question and answer session fol-
lowing the screening.
July 9 The annual New Mexico
Filmmakers Showcase. Films by the winners of
the NM State Film Offices annual competition
in late May. Winners include Flamenco
School, Shakespeares Women, I Cant
Wait, Baby Monitor, Torcida, The
Astronomers Sun and Energy Tap Out.
Some films may include content unsuitable for
children. Admission is free.
July 16 Trouble in Mind. Kris
Kristofferson stars as Hawk, an ex-cop who has
just been released from prison after serving a
sentence for murdering a mobster. Rated R.
July 23 Rancho Deluxe. Jeff Bridges
and Sam Waterston are two present-day
vagabonds who rustle cattle. Rated R.
July 30 Road to Nowhere. Monte
Hellmans first feature film in 21 years is about
a young filmmaker coping with a maze of cata-
strophic events that plague a small picture he is
directing in North Carolina. Rated. R.
New Mexico Museum of Space
History Alamogordo, N.M. The museums
Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater presents:
Journey Into Amazing Caves (11 a.m. and
1, 3 and 5 p.m.).
Nine Planets and Counting a journey
through the solar system (noon, 2 and 4 p.m.).
Tickets: $6 ($5.50 for seniors and military;
$4.50 ages 4-12). Ages 3 and under free for all
shows. Museum/Max combo tickets available.
Information: (877) 333-6589 or (575) 437-2840
Jays Film Forecast Film historian Jay
Duncan prepared this list of top monthly
Coming Attractions for movie fans, listed by
studio and release date. Release dates are sub-
ject to change.
July 1
Larry Crowne (Universal) Tom Hanks,
Julia Roberts. Directed by Hanks.
Monte Carlo (Fox 2000) Selena Gomez,
Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy. Directed by
Thomas Bezucha.
The Perfect Host (Magnolia) David Hyde
Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker.
Directed by Nick Tomnay.
Terri (ATO) John C. Reilly, Melanie
Abramoff. Directed by Azazel Jacobs.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount)
Shia LeBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,
Tyrese Gibson. Directed by Michael Bay.
July 8
Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros.) Jason
Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin
Spacey. Directed by Seth Gordon.
Project Nim (Roadside) Documentary on
a 1970s experiment showing that a chim-
panzee, if reared and nurtured as a human
child, could learn to communicate with lan-
guage. Directed by James Marsh.
Zookeeper (Columbia) Kevin James,
Rosario Dawson, Donnie Wahlberg. Directed
by Frank Coraci.
July 15
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(Warner Bros.) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma
Watson, Rupert Grint. Directed by David Yates.
(8th and final film in the series)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Fox
Searchlight) Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian
Wu. Directed by Wayne Wang.
Winnie the Pooh (Disney) Hand-drawn
Animation. Featuring the voices of Jim
Cummings, Craig Ferguson, Peter Cullen.
Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall.
July 22
Another Earth (Fox Searchlight) Brit
Marling, William Mapother, Jordan Baker.
Directed by Mike Cahill.
Captain America: The First Avenger
(Paramount) Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving,
Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Joe Johnston.
(Based on the Marvel comics character)
Friends With Benefits (Screen Gems) Mila
Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Patricia Clarkson.
Directed by Will Gluck.
The Future (Roadside) Miranda July,
Hamish Linklater. Directed by July.
July 29
Cowboys & Aliens (Universal) Daniel
Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford. Directed by
Jon Favreau.
Crazy, Stupid, Love (Warner Bros.) Steve
Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling. Directed
by Glenn Ficarna and John Requa.
The Devils Double (Herrick) Dominic
Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Directed
by Lee Tamahori.
The Smurfs (Columbia) CGI Animation
and Live Action. Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry,
Jonathan Winters. Directed by Raja Gosnell.
DVD Releases
July 5:
Of Gods and Men / R
July 12:
The Lincoln Lawyer / R
Insidious / PG-13
Miral / PG-13
July 15:
Rango / PG
Arthur / PG-13
July 19:
Limitless / PG-13
Potiche / R
Take Me Home Tonight / R
July 26:
Source Code / PG-13
Trust / R
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El Paso Diablos Baseball Game time is
7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at Cohen
Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Ticket informa-
tion: 755-2000 or
Aug. 2-4 Shreveport-Bossier Captains
Aug. 5-7 Fort Worth Cats
Aug. 15-17 Amarillo
Aug. 19-21 Grand Prairie AirHogs
Aug. 27-30 Wichita Wingnuts
Viva El Paso! The summertime pageant
at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre runs
through Aug. 13. Information: 231-1165 or
Plaza Classic Film Festival El Paso
Community Foundation hosts its 4th annual
classic and semi-classic movie festival in The
Plazas Main Theatre, Philanthropy Theatre and
outdoor Festival Plaza Aug. 4-14. Ticket prices
vary; some events free. Information: 533-4020
Run Out Bullying race The 2nd annu-
al 8K/5K run and 1 Mile fun walk is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6, at McKelligon Canyon, spon-
sored by El Paso County Sheriffs Office.
Registration is $20 in advance; $25 on race day.
Information: 478-5663. Online registration at
Bug Appreciation Weekend The El
Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, hosts its annual
back to school weekend expo 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7.
Information: 532-8156 or
Western Impressions Art Show - The El
Paso Art Associations annual juried western-
themed art show will be on display Aug. 6-27
at the El Paso Public Library Main Branch, 501
N. Oregon. Information: 534-7377 or elpasoar-
El Paso Psychic Fair The fair is 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at
the Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway (at Boeing).
Admission: $5 for both days. Free admission
with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-
6245 or
Fashion Palooza Boys and Girls Clubs of
El Paso will host the fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7, at The Garden, 511 Western,
in Union Plaza, with a runway back-to-school
fashion show, buffet and dancing to live music.
Tickets: $50 in advance; $65 at the door.
Information: 532-7410 or
Cohesion Family Affair Carshow and
Concert The 3rd annual car show is noon
to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Firestone at
10780 Pebble Hills, for all types of cars, trucks,
motorcycles and bikes. Food, drinks, live enter-
tainment and childrens activities offered.
Information: 820-8562 or 355-2727.
Music Under the Stars The 28th sum-
mer concert series is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sundays, through Aug. 14, at the Chamizal
National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San
Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-
4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpa-
Aug. 7 The Royalty (pop/rock) and
Desorden No Autorizado (Spanish Rock)
Aug. 14 Dave Matthews Tribute Band.
Marco Antonio Solis and & Ana
Gabriel The Latin pop stars perform at 8
p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $49.50, $69.50 and $89.50
and $125, plus service charge (Ticketmaster).
St. Thomas Acquinas Craft Fair St.
Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community Church,
11970 Bywood, will host its annual bazaar arts
and crafts festival Friday through Sunday, Aug.
12-14. Information: 591-2752.
Stephanie Olivo Memorial 5K The
2nd annual 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefit-
ing El Paso Red Cross is 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
13, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Cost: $20 per
event; $25 race day. Information: 274-5222.
Michael Bubl The top-selling crooners
Crazy Love Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16,
at the Don Haskins Center, in support of his
No. 1 release, Crazy Love. Tickets: $49.50 to
$85, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster).
John Wesley Hardins Demise The
Concordia Heritage Associations John Wesley
Hardin Secret Society annual commemora-
tion is 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Concordia
Cemetery. Admission: $5 ($2
military/seniors/students; free for ages 12 and
younger). Information: 842-8200 or concor-
Alfresco! Fridays The free outdoor con-
cert series is 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Arts Festival
Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and
Plaza Theatre). Information: 534-0675.
Aug. 19 Sobredosis del Sabor
Aug. 26 Red City Blue (alternative rock)
Movies in the Canyon The 3rd annual
free movie season at the McKelligon Canyon
Amphitheater runs Fridays, Aug. 19-Oct. 1.
This years schedule includes 28 movies (titles
to be announced). Showtimes are approximate-
ly 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Information: 534-0665 or
Sun City Regional Classic The body-
building and figure championships are Saturday,
Aug. 20, at Magoffin Auditorium. Information:
449-7688 or
Angelica Maria y Armando Manzanero
The Latin music stars perform at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Abraham Chavez
Theatre. Tickets: $30-$75, plus service charge.
Tejano Legends The Tex-Mex music
style tour benefiting Frontline Faith Project is 8
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Plaza Theatre.
Featured performers are Jimmy Edward,
Johnny Hernandez, the Bob Gallarza Orchestra.
Opening acts are Chuy Flores and Rhapsody.
Tickets: $20 and $55 (Ticketmaster).
Shakespeare on the Rocks Theater
Festival - The annual Shakespeare festivalis
Aug. 26-Sept. 11, at Chamizal National
Memorials Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial.
This seasons plays are The Taming of The
Shrew, Othello and Twelfth Night.
Admission is free. Information: 227-2397 or
St. Nicholas Greek Festival The annu-
al celebration of Greek food, music and culture
is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at the
Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S.
Festival. Information: 833-0882.
Western Gala The annual Cowboy
Dress-Up dinner-dance benefit for the annual
El Paso Ford Dealers Southwestern
International PRCA Rodeo is Saturday, Aug.
27, at Sunland Park Race Track and Casinos
Signature Ballroom. Tickets: $75 ($600 table
for 8). Information: 851-6313 or
Southern New Mexico
Lincoln County Fair Aug. 2-6, at the
County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in
Capitan, N.M. Information: (575) 648-2311.
Fort Stanton Live! Aug. 5-7, at Fort
Stanton, 20 miles northeast of Ruidoso, Wild
West Show, Civil War reenactments, Buffalo
Soldiers, Mountain Men, food, vendors and live
entertainment. Admission: $5 (for for ages 16
and younger). Information: (575) 354-0341 or The annual Candlelight tour is
Friday evening, Aug. 5; early reservations
encouraged as the event sells out quickly.
Old Lincoln Days The annual celebration
of Lincolns Wild West heritage is Aug. 5-7 in
Lincoln, N.M. The town, maintained by the
Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County
Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes
from Ruidoso. Parade, vendors, food,
Mountain Man camp, cavalry reenactors and
the Last Escape of Billy the Kid folk pageant.
Information: (575) 653-4372 or billythekid-
Alto Artists Studio Tour The 9th annu-
al free public tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday, Aug. 6-7. The self-guided tour fea-
tures 26 area artists in Alto, Ruidoso and
throughout Lincoln County. Information: (575)
336-2356 or
Literacy Through Movement Debra
Knapp and NMSU Dance presents a dance cel-
ebration in honor of the 40th anniversary of Las
Cruces Farmers Market at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Rio Grande Theatre,
211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.
Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403
Silver City Gun Show The 31st annual
show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13-14, at the Grant
County Business and Conference Center, Hwy
180 and 32nd. Admission: $4. Information:
(575) 388-2360.
Roll for the Cure The cycling event is 8
a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at New Mexico Junior
College in Hobbs, N.M. Route options include
25K, 50K and 100K routes. Registration: $20
($10 young adult; $30 family of two; $120
teams of eight). Information: (575) 492-5232 or
White Sands Film Festival The 8th
annual White Sands International Film Festival is
Aug. 25-28 in Las Cruces. Ticket informa-
tion/schedule: 1-877-345-6973 or
New Mexico SalsaFest Main Street Las
Cruces 3rd annual Salsa Fest is 11 a.m. to 6
p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, in Downtown Las
Cruces. Admission is free; tasting wristbands
are $5 ($2 ages 12 and younger). Information:
(575) 525-1955.
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Alma Calderon 8
Anns Est. & Movg Sales 18
Antonio Soegaard-Torres 11
Arabesque 45
Ardovinos Desert Crossing 44
Ardovinos Pizza 41
Around and About Tours 8
ATMAS Healing 28
Barnett Harley Davidson 14
Barney Live in Concert 58
Baskin Robbins 13
BeadCounter 24
Beauty Solutions 20
La Bella Casita 25
The Bookery 51
Bruces Air 22
Cattleman's 35
Cecila Burgos LPC 41
Cheryl Campos 26
Cloudcroft July Jamboree 21
Stephanie Conroy 10
Cosmetic&Hair Surgery 27
Dancers Studio 27
Dominos 38
Dr Cutolos 13
Edible Arrangements 27
EFT Workshop 17
El Paso Art Association 21
El Paso Artisan Gallery 43
EP Conv & Perf Arts Ctr 29
El Paso Saddleblanket 35
El Paso Zoo 12
Elegant Consignments 25
EP Cellulite Center 49
EP Fencing 8
Estate and New Jewelry 12
Familia El Paso 16
Fountain Theatre 54
Furrs Family Dining 52
Geico 53
Geronimo Springs Museum 44
Gilbert & Sullivan 9
Glass Goodies 24
Hal Marcus Gallery 43
Hans Martial Arts 19
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 33
Harry Potter movie 55
HC Kiwanis Bingo 20
Inside Out Designs Inc. 9
Int'l Quality Products 45
La Mujer 28
La Tierra Caf 39
Lancers Club 22
Las Cruces Museum of Art 47
Life Steps OBGYN 30
Lynx Exhibits 47
Magic Pan 23
Magoffin Home St. Hist Site 39
The Marketplace 24
Martha Garcia 45
Mesa Street Antique 23
Mesilla Book Center 51
Meth. Childrens Home 13,45
Mind/Body Studio 14
Mr Motorcycle 32
Naydas Gems & Stones 25
New York Life 52
Pat Olchefski-Winston 28
Marie Otero 39
Parking Lot Striping 50
Paseo Christian Church 41
Perkins Jewelry Supply 41
PhiDev Inc 36
Phoenix Dawn 37
Physicians Vein Care 60
Pilates International 23
Pizazz 3
Precision Prosthetics 52
Prestige Womens Health 33
Bill Rakocy 42
Raw Food Rules 16
Real Estate El Paso 46
Reidsan Dog Training 53
Ronda Brown 35
Rubin Gallery 37
Ruidoso Chamber Festival 7
Salt Box House Antiques 25
San Elizario artists 48
Santa Teresa Nat Colon 53
Sasahara Studio & Gallery 42
SF's Cosmetics 15
Shundo Dance Studio 20
Silver City MainStreet 10
Stahmanns Farms 8
Sun City Women's Health 34
Sun. Pk Racetrack 5
Telemates 55
The Temptations 7
Thunderbird Digital 19
Truth or Consequences 4
Unity Bookstore 51
UTEP Athletics 58
UTEP Special Events 10
UTEP Theatre & Dance 2
Vanities 59
Vegetarian Society of EP 19
Village Inn 26
Viva El Paso! 57
Walgreens 46
Western Traders 18
Wyler Aerial Tramway 20
Yoga for Life 15
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