D  e  s  e  r  t     E  x  p  o  s  u  r  e  January 2006

Features

Grease is the Word
With biodiesel, restaurant grease can be made to go places.

Who Walks with
the Warriors?

A hike through the rugged ridges of the Florida Mountains.

Double Feature NMSU and DABCC train tomorrow's filmmakers.

Natural High
Bear Mountain Lodge
-pampering plus wilderness.

A Different 'Toon
The Bakshi School of Animation trains future cartoon creators.

Writer of the
Purple Sage

Confessions of a cowboy poet.

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Away at Grad School
People's Law
40 Days & 40 Nights
Clubs Guide
Guides to Go
Continental Divide


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January 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into February

JANUARY

MONDAY 30

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Transform Your Life—See Jan. 16. 7-8:30 p.m. $8. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave, Suite A, 292-5293, www.meditationinnewmexico.org.

TUESDAY 31

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

 

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 02

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Astronomy Mentoring Program—Through March 9. This mentoring program is for children ages 9-13, who show interest in the area of astronomy. Students learn about astronomy and how to use a telescope. Registration required. $50. Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd. 522-3120.

Cultural Series—Eric Bibb and Ruthie Foster. $12.50, $10 NMSUstudents, faculty and staff. 8 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, Downtown Mall. 646-1420/646-2421, www.nmsu.edu/~music.

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. Utah State—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

FRIDAY 03

Silver City/Grant County

Melodrama Theatre—"Evil's Reward or The Taming of McGrew." Every Friday and Saturday. 8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

Native People of the Southwest—Through Feb 5. This workshop sheds light on the lives and stories of the Apache and Mimbreño Native American tribes. A local archaeologist and astronomer will help participants look for clues of these people's lives scattered among the stones and in the stars. $310. Bear Mountain Lodge, 877-620-2327, mgonsior@tnc.org, www.bearmountainlodge.com.

WNMU Mustangs Women's Basketball vs. Panhandle State University—5:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

SATURDAY 04

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. Preview Sale limited to Friends of the Library members, Saturday 9-10:30 a.m. Bookstore open to the general public 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Also Feb. 7, 9, 14, 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

Bats—Bats are often misunderstood, feared and hated, but are in fact a wonderful animal. Join a ranger for a slide show to discover the truth about bats and how they help us. City of Rocks State Park, 744-5998.

Melodrama Theatre—The Taming of McGrew. 8 p.m. Pinos Altos Opera House, 388-3848, www.pinosaltos.org/melodrama.

WNMU Mustangs Men's Basketball vs. Panhandle State University—7:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

WNMU Mustangs Women's Basketball vs. Panhandle State University—5:30 p.m. WNMU Mustang Fieldhouse,
538-6218, www.wnmu.edu/athletic.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Men's Basketball vs. Nevada—7:05 p.m. NMSU Pan American Center, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Sun Country Striders—This easy trail follows city sidewalks through neighborhoods, past a hospital, golf course, university campus, malls and a bike path. Suitable for strollers. Registration 8-11 a.m. Las Cruces Hilton, 705 S. Telshor Blvd. 525-0495. ranlinranels@zianet.com, www.ava.org.

Elephant Butte

Stars n Parks—Join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of Mars and Saturn. 7-8 p.m. Elephant Butte Lake State Park, 744-5998.

Radium Springs

Stars n Parks—Join members of the National Public Observatory for a green-laser tour of the cosmos and telescopic views of Mars and Saturn. 7-8 p.m. Leasburg Dam State Park, 524-4068.

SUNDAY 05

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Music for the Mesilla Valley—95-plus piece wind ensemble performs a varied program of classical and contemporary music as well as traditional march selections. 3 p.m. NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-2421/521-7833, www.nmsu.edu.

Annual Super Bowl Sunday 5K and 10K Runs/5K Fitness Walk—524-7824, doneugenia@aol.com.

TUESDAY 07

Silver City/Grant County

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

THURSDAY 09

Silver City/Grant County

Broadway—Growing up in a family of bakers in the Bronx‚ the furthest thing from Franc D'Ambrosio's mind was that he would one day star in the now legendary Andrew Lloyd Weber musical The Phantom of the Opera. He not only portrayed the famed masked man‚ but did so over 2‚600 times‚ never missing a performance. Hear him in Silver City in an evening of the best music from Broadway. Community Concert Association. WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 538-0203.

Friends of the Library Book Sale—Benefits the Silver City Public Library. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. FOL Bookstore, 1510 W. Market St.

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