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February 1-4 | 5-11 | 12-18 | 19-25 | 26 into March 2007

Monday 05

Las Cruces/Mesilla

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

Chloride

Kitty Jones and Anita Manzenberger–Through Feb. 19. Works by two fiber artists. Monte Cristo Gift Shop & Gallery, west of T or C on Hwy. 52, 743-0493, montecristo@zianet.com.

Deming

Art Class–10 a.m.-12 p.m., Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold St. 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Tuesday 06

Silver City/Grant County

Earth Spirituality–Tuesdays through March 13. A video discussion group will explore aspects of spirituality and human consciousness. Shirley Pevarnik facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute of Lifelong Learning. 3-5 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Memoir: A Gift of Self–Tuesdays through March 27. From nuts and bolts how-to lessons on writing a memoir, to the joy of putting the frosting on one's own unique creation. Award-winning journalists Lew Little and Mary Ellen Corbett facilitate. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 6:30-8 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Tuesday Morning Book Club–Read and discuss Anita Diamant's first novel, The Red Tent, about the Biblical Jacob's daughter, Dinah. Becky Young facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 10-11:30 a.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Volunteer Training for GRMC Hospice Program–Every Tuesday and Thursday in February. An initial interview is required to join the training. 3-5:30 p.m., Hospice office in the County Building, 1400 Hwy. 180 E. 574-4934.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Harvest Cooking–Featuring foods harvested in New Mexico. Prepare salad greens, sugar snap peas and spinach. $20, registration required. 2-4 p.m., New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., 522-4100, www.frhm.com.

Wednesday 07

Silver City/Grant County

Beginning French Conversation for the Tourist–Wednesdays through March 21. At the end of the course participants should be able to function in a French-speaking setting. Judy Brown-Lawson facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Reading Out Loud: Adult Story Time–Wednesdays through Feb. 28. Receive coaching and direction on enhancing your reading-aloud skills. Voice techniques, script notation, and dramatic movement/presentation will be taught. Jeannie Miller facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 3-5 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Wildflower Botanical Drawing–Wednesdays through March 14. Work from live plants and flowers as well as photographs. Achieve life-like depiction on paper with graphite pencil, ink, and Prisma color pencils. For all levels of artists. Judith Meyer facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 9:30-11:30 a.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Thursday 08

Silver City/Grant County

Books of the Southwest–Thursdays through March 15. Read and discuss Oliver La Farge's novel Laughing Boy: A Navajo Love Story. Bonnie Maldonado facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 4-5:30 p.m.
538-6835, www.will-learning.com or call 538-6835.

The Middle East–Thursdays through March 1. Gain insight into historical causes of present-day dilemmas in the Middle East. John Lawson facilitates. Open to members of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com.

Volunteer Training–GRMC Hospice Program. See Feb. 6. 3-5:30 p.m., County Building, 1400 Hwy. 180 E. 574-4934.

High Desert Humane Society Public Forum–Please bring your questions and comments. Light refreshments will be provided. Silver City Public Library. 6:30 p.m.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Henna Party Night–Sign up with $5 deposit. 6 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275

John Chisum: Jinglebob King of the Pecos–Chautauqua performed by Hal Waters. telling the story of this legendary cattleman. 7 p.m., New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., 522-4100, www.frhm.com.

NMSU Aggies Women's Basketball vs. Hawaii–7:05 p.m., NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Friday 09

Silver City/Grant County

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.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

3rd Annual Asthma-Lung Health Walk–4K walk around the golf course. Putting, chipping and par-3 contests. 6-9 p.m., Sonoma Ranch Golf Course, 1274 Golf Club Road, 265-0732
800-586-4872.

A Song at Twilight–-Through Feb. 18. See Feb. 2. 8 p.m., $9, $8 students and seniors, Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Dazed and Confused–Mesilla Valley Film Society Almost Midnight Movie. Rated R. 9:45 p.m. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs. Northern Colorado–Also Feb. 10, 11. 1:05 p.m., NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Taafe Fanga (Skirt Power)–Through Feb. 15. A west African classic set among the 18th-century Dogon people in Mali. This beautifully shot film is a gender-bending farce in which the local women turn the tables on their men folk. From now on, men and women will trade places. What follows is hilarious, as the terrorized men haul water, tend to children, cook, clean and exhaustedly feign sleep at day's end to stave off their wives' sexual advances. In Daado/Bambara with subtitles. $6, $5 senior/students, $4 members/children. Wednesday $4. 7:30 p.m. nightly, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Vincent in Brixton–Through Feb. 18. What inspires a genius in art? Vincent Van Gogh was never famous during his short lifetime, nor did he sell a single one of his paintings. Yet when he took a room in the home of a widow, Ursula Loyer, in Brixton, England, he found both an artistic turning point and something much greater. NMSU Theater Arts/Southwest Theater Company. $10-15. Hershel Zohn Theater, Jordan St. 646-4515 646-5766 / (800) 525-ASTC, theatre.nmsu.edu.

Saturday 10

Silver City/Grant County

7th Annual Chocolate Fantasia–Stroll galleries, shops, and greet old friends while sampling gourmet chocolate creations made by local chocolatiers. Local musicians will be performing at many locations. Advance ticket sales, $15 for 15 chocolates. See story in this section. Mimbres Region Arts Council, 1201 Pope St., 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org.

Guided Tour of Fort Bayard–Begins at Fort Bayard Theater at northwest corner of hospital. 10 a.m., 388-4477.

Love Your Library Day–Bayou Seco and Fiddling Friends bring dancing and music to the public library. 12:15 p.m., Public Library, 515 W. College. www.bayouseco.com.

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

New Mexico Historical Society Quarterly Meeting–1:30 p.m., Fort Bayard Theatre. 388-4477, ceciliajb@aol.com, www.fortbayardhistoricpreservationsociety.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

15 Amore–Based on director Maurice Murphy's experiences on a farm in rural Australia during World War II, this film is a passionate tale of when the world was in chaos–from the point of view of a young boy. Mostly a series of vignettes, the film involves two Italian soldiers who played father to three children whose real father had left them to fight in the Australian army. It is a gentle and interesting mixture of Australian, Italian, German and Jewish culture in a land that recognizes no cultural barriers, with a gentle love story rolled in for good measure. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287 / 522-0286, www.fountaintheatre.org.

5th Annual For the Love of Art Celebration–Also Feb. 11, 17-18. See story in Arts Exposure section. Two weekends of studio and gallery tours, opportunities to meet artists, see how and where they work, and purchase art directly from them. Maps available at the Visitor's Bureau, Blue Gate Gallery, Branigan Cultural Center, White Raven Studios, Alegre Gallery. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., music 2-3 p.m. 524-3262/541-4353, love-of-art@comcast.net.

A Song at Twilight–-Through Feb. 18. See Feb. 2. 8 p.m., $9, $8 students and seniors, Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Danza sin Fronteras–Through Feb. 12. A celebration of Southwest dance heritage featuring the NMSU dance performing ensembles. Saturday and Sunday 7 p.m., Monday 2 p.m., Court Youth Center, 4100 Court Ave., 646-2070.

Honor Band Concert–Featuring Dr. Rhonda Taylor, saxophone. $4-6, 8 p.m., NMSU Music Center Recital Hall, N. Horseshoe Circle and Espina St., 646-1420.

Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market–Local and in-state growers sell produce in season as well as honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras and landscape plants. Crafters 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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Downtown Mall and Las Cruces Ave., 541-2288, ohennessey@las-cruces.org fcmarket@las-cruces.org

Magic Carpet StoryTime–11:30 a.m., Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, daarts.org, info@daarts.org.

My Masterpiece–Participating artists will exhibit works in the style of their favorite masters; then gallery visitors will have the chance to match gallery artists with masters and win prizes. 1-4 p.m., Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, 22-2933.

NMSU Aggies Women's Basketball vs. Fresno State–7:05 p.m., NMSU Pan American Center, University Ave., 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

NMSU Aggies Women's Equestrian vs. South Carolina–NMSU campus, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com.

Sea Sharefair–Over 20 exhibitors from around the region. Hands-on activities for the whole family. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

Silversmith–Beth O. will display and sell Broom Cast sterling silver works. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275

Sky Safari–View the night sky with high-powered telescopes and expert guidance from the NMSU Astronomy Department. 7:30 p.m., La Llorona Park, 522-3120.

Storytellers of Las Cruces–Festival of stories for the Storytellers' Founder's Day celebrates Jennie Curry and others. Free refreshments, stories and music. 1:30-3:30 p.m. NMSU Zuhl Library. 521-1819.

Columbus

Variety Musical Medley, Luau and Dancing–Blazing Trail Theater, 642-3641.

Lordsburg

14th Annual Bootheel Cowboy Poetry Fiesta–New to the fiesta this year will be Steve Conroy and Frank "Two-Jump" Morris. Judith Smotts and Wilbur Lunt return, along with regulars Hook Hill, Kip Calahan, Bill Cavaliere, Jim Culberson, Ralph Smith and Roughstring. Benefit for the Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum. $8 adults, $5 students. 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. performances. Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Museum, 708 E. Second St. 542-9258, hookune@hotmail.com.

Radium Springs

Living History Program–Demonstrations and descriptions of equipment and life at the fort. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911.

Stars n' Parks–Orion on the meridian, Canis Major high in the east, Cetus setting, Saturn. 6:50 p.m., Leasburg Dam State Park, www.Astro-NPO.org.

Truth or Consequences

A Fuego!–Through April 7. A one-man show. Reception 6-9 p.m., Rio Bravo Fine Art, 110 Broadway, 894-0572, 640-3671, www.riobravofineart.com.

Sunday 11

Las Cruces/Mesilla

5th Annual For the Love of Art Celebration–See story in Arts Exposure section. 524-3262/541-4353, love-of-art@comcast.net.

A Song at Twilight–-Through Feb. 18. See Feb. 2. 2:30 p.m., $9, $8 students and seniors, Black Box Theater, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Danza sin Fronteras–Through Feb. 12. See Feb. 10. 7 p.m., Court Youth Center, 4100 Court Ave., 646-2070.

NM Watercolor Society Chapter Meeting–View and discuss Cheng Khee Chee's DVD, "Saturated Wet Technique." 2 p.m., Dresp. Room, Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho. 526-5374.

Deming

Membership Tea–Art, entertainment by Veronika Barnes, sweets. 1-3 p.m., Deming Arts Center, 100 S. Gold St. 546-3663, demingarts@swnm.com.

Truth or Consequences

Sierra Club Hike–San Mateo Mountains. Meet at the Forest Service parking lot. 8:30 a.m., 744-5860.

 
 

February 1-4 | 5-11 | 12-18 | 19-25 | 26 into March 2007

For the March issue, submit events by Feb. 17 to
events@desertexposure.com, fax 534-4134,
PO Box 191, Silver City, NM 88062.

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