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Building Lightly
on the Earth

The green-building revolution promises to save money and the planet.

Paper Work
An inventor turns waste paper into an earth-friendly building material.

Do-Overs
Re-using old building materials and furnishings.

Heart of Glass
A man, a plan, a wall--and several tons of wine bottles.

Sex Sells
The "adult-entertainment" business is becoming mainstream.

High Desert Reggae
Root Skankadelic dishes funk and peace to the masses.

Searching for Ulzana
The daring Apache who inspired the film Ulzana's Raid left his mark on SW New Mexico.

Rodeo Roundup
Meet a "rodeo mom," a champion rider-turned-breeder and a future star.

The Art of Teaching
At Alma d'arte Charter High School, art saves lives.


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June 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | into July

JUNE

Saturday 17

Silver City/Grant County

Teen Band Expo with Over the Counter—Part of Penny Park's Music in the Park program. See Silver City's rising rockers and then Las Cruces' Over the Counter. 3-7 p.m. Penny Park amphitheater, 1305 Grant St., 534-0261, www.pennypark.org.

Friends of the Underground—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Silver City Farmers' Market—8:30 a.m.-noon. 6th and Bullard St.
536-9681.

St. Mary's Reunion—Through June 18. See story in May issue. St. Mary's grounds and various venues. (785) 243-2113, cgarcianm@yahoo.com, www.csjkansas.org.

Romaine Begay—Opening reception for art exhibit, "Form & Function." 5-8 p.m. Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard, 388-5725, www.leybaingallsart.com.

Grand Opening—5-8 p.m. The Common Thread, 204 W. Market,
538-5377.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

9th Annual Kiwanis Kars for Kids Car Show—All American and foreign cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles welcome. Food, soft drink booths, prize raffle, kids' activities. Pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 532-1751, troeller@zianet.com.

9th Annual Raft the Rio 2006—Three-mile rafting adventure begins at La Llorona Park beneath the Picacho Street bridge, and ends just upstream from the Calle de Norte Bridge (Mesilla Bridge). Creativity and the use of discarded materials in building rafts encouraged. Prizes awarded. Open to individuals and teams of all ages. 522-5552, swec@zianet.com.

Annual Juneteenth Celebration—On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring the slaves "Forever free," but it was not until June 19, 1865, when Union Army Major General Gordon Granger docked at Galveston, Texas, that the news reached the Southwest. Celebrated for a day, a week and in some cities the entire month, Juneteenth seeks to ensure a monumental period in American history is not forgotten, by commemorating the end of slavery with speeches, poetry readings, interpretive dance, film festivals, theatrical performances, barbecues, picnics, parades and family gatherings. Apodaca Park, corner of Solano Drive and Madrid St.,
524-0333.

Men's Health Fair—Information on topics such as diabetes, prostate cancer, smoking cessation and colon cancer. See Body, Mind & Spirit section. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. MountainView Community Education Room and Cafe, 4311 E. Lohman, 556-6890.

Border Artists and Friends—A nonprofit organization of local artists crossing borders with art. Multimedia. Reception 5-8 p.m. White Raven Studios, 525-9543.

Colcha Embroidery Class—Learn a Spanish Colonial craft unique to New Mexico. Bring a six-inch embroidery hoop and scissors. Adults only. Pre-registration required. $25. 9 a.m.-noon. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Father's Day Invitational—Through June 18. 8 a.m.-midnight. Harty Fields, 1840 E. Hadley Ave. 541-1889.

Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market Father's Day Party—Local and in-state growers sell produce in season as well as honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras and landscape plants. Crafters from Dona Ana County sell a variety of handcrafted items including jewelry, woodwork, candles, pottery, fine art, needlework, furniture, leather works, clothing, bird houses and knives as well as photography and gourds. Downtown Mall and Las Cruces Ave. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 541-2288/541-2554, ohennessey@las-cruces.org, fcmarket@las-cruces.org.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Pride at the Park—Pride Walk at the north end of the Downtown Mall 9 a.m., Pride at the Park Picnic at Pioneer Women's Park off Court Street 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Evening social, "Not Your Mom's Prom," 8 p.m. NMSU Corbett Center Underground, Jordan St., 532-0202 / 202-3860.

Renegade Sprints—Southern New Mexico Speedway regular season racing. 5 p.m. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 11 miles west on I-10, exit 132. 524-7913, www.snmspeedway.com.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—Through June 18. A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

The Wind—In this 1928 silent film, Lillian Gish plays a sheltered Virginia girl who heads to Texas to live with her male cousin and his family. Upon arriving at her new home—little more than a squalid shack—she is treated as an unwelcome interloper. Even worse is the omnipresent wind. To quell the jealousy of her cousin's wife, she marries cowboy Lars Hanson, but this impulsive union seems doomed from the start. $3, seniors $2, ages 6 to 17 $1, includes museum admission. 1:30 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road,
522-4100.

Deming

Music in the Park—Bring your chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars dancing or listening. 6-8 p.m. Rockhound State Park, 546-6182, jmranch@vtc.net.

Radium Springs

National Public Observatory Stars-N-Parks—View Mars and Saturn in conjunction, Jupiter on the meridian, Mercury, Cancer to Sagittarius, and Sagittarius rising. Arrive 8:10 p.m., program starts 9:20 p.m. and ends at 10:50 p.m. $5. Leasburg Dam State Park. 527-8386 / 532-1486, www.Astro-NPO.org, jgilkiso@zianet.com.

Truth or Consequences

Armendaris Ranch Tours: Bat Caves Tour—Visit the historic Armendaris Ranch. This tour leaves the Geronimo Springs Museum at 1 p.m. and returns approximately 10 p.m. A side trip on the ranch allows participants to see the bison and various wildlife on the ranch and learn a little about the ranch operation. Supper is served at the bat cave site, and the flight of hundreds of thousands of bats is spectacular. $150 donation to the museum. 894-6600.

Sunday 18 [FATHER'S DAY]

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Native Plant Society Hike—Caves Trail #803 off Rocky Canyon Trail #700. 8 a.m. Meet at WNMU Fine Arts Center south parking lot. flanders@gilanet.com.

Open Mic—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

St. Mary's Reunion—See story in May issue. St. Mary's grounds and various venues. (785) 243-2113, cgarcianm@yahoo.com, www.csjkansas.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Mariachi Alegre and Mariachi Flores Mexicanas—Music in the Park. 7 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. 541-2200, www.las-cruces.org.

Neighborhood Walk—Walk Dona Ana. Registration 8:30 a.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 541-2581.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Summer Grillin'—Learn new techniques and recipes, or brush up your skills through demonstrations. Fun stuff for the kids, too. 12-4 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

The Bells of Old Mesilla—A musical rich in local history. See June 2. $9, students and seniors $8. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org.

Deming

Lloyd Roger Grabaugh—Classical pianist. Free concert sponsored by Deming Arts Council. 4:30 p.m. First Methodist Church. 546-8663, demingarts@swnm.com.

La Union

Music on the Patio—A little bit of folk, a little bit of country, and a little bit of rock and roll. 1-5 p.m. La Vina Vineyard Winery, 4201 South on Hwy 28, La Union. 882-7632, denise@lavinawinery.com.

Radium Springs

Father's Day at Fort Selden—Experience the art of Dutch oven cooking. Meals prepared in cast iron and heated over coals fed and nourished those who pioneered the west and are still a favorite for backyard barbeques and campers. An Indian Wars Military encampment will be available to visitors, for added frontier flavor. 10 a.m.-noon. Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911, selden@zianet.com, www.nmculture.org.

Monday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic—Hosted by Dave Cohen. 7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Poetry Night—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Arts Awards Banquet—Dona Ana Arts Council. Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn. 523-6403, info@daarts.org.

Tuesday 20

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cooking with Class—Ronald Quintana prepares a special luncheon menu called "A Day in Peru." Recipes are included. Pre-registration required. $30. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Descubra el Desierto—Guhonda, King of the Virungas. A presentation by the El Paso Zoo. 7 p.m. Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Wednesday 21

Nothing listed.

Thursday 22

Silver City /Grant County

Space Balls—(PG) Part of Penny Park's Movies in the Park series. Movies every Thursday at dusk (around 8 p.m.). Penny Park Amphitheater, 1305 Grant St., 534-0261.

Drew Reid—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

Wally Lawder—Acoustic cafe. $3. 7 p.m. Dos Baristas Coffee Gallery, 112 W. Yankie St., 388-5952.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Brown Bag—Walk Dona Ana. Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.,
541-2581.

Live Music—8-11 p.m. High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W Hadley,
534-0298.

Pizza Party—Become a chef for the day and feast on your own concoction. Grades 3-5. Pre-registration required. $15. 9 a.m.-noon. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

Friday 23

Silver City/Grant County

Brandon Perrault—Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Drew Reid—7 p.m. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days—Through June 29. This film conveys what it must have been like to be a young, smart, idealistic dissenter in Nazi Germany, where no dissent was tolerated. This gripping true story, directed in a cool, semi-documentary style challenges the viewer to put himself in the shoes of Sophie. Much of the movie, an Oscar nominee this year for best foreign-language film, is based on documents and court transcripts hidden in East German archives until 1990. The movie follows the last six days of Sophie's life, after she and her brother Hans are arrested at Munich University in February 1943 for printing and distributing anti-Nazi leaflets. Nightly 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. $6, members $4, students and seniors $5, matinees $5, Wednesdays $4. Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8278, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Some Enchanted Evening—Through June 25. See June 9. The music of Rogers and Hammerstein. $9, $8 students. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall. 523-1200. www.lcctnm.org.

Volunteer Ice Cream Social—Join staff and established volunteers for ice cream. Find out about volunteer opportunities. 3-5 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100.

June 1-9 | 10-16 | 17-23 | 24-30 | into July

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