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May 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-20 | 21-27 | 28 into June 2007

MAY

Monday 07

No events listed.

Tuesday 08

Silver City/Grant County

Wine, Women and Song with Brandon—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Descubra el Desierto—"Heavy Metal Recovery Using Plants," presented by Dr. Jacob Urquidi. 7 p.m., Museum of Natural History, Mesilla Valley Mall, 522-3120.

Nationalism in Music Lecture Series—Through May 10. $3/day, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., University Terrace Good Samaritan Village, 522-7564.

Hillsboro

Sierra County Fiber Arts Guild—Program on friendship quilts by Hillsboro quiltmaker Betty Reynolds. 10 a.m., Hillsboro Community Center, 895-5713.

Wednesday 09

Silver City/Grant County

Geomorphology of Black Hawk Canyon—Friends of the Burros Hike Series. Black Hawk Canyon has cool rock formations and maybe even water! Easy hike, three miles. Bring water, lunch, good walking shoes, hat and sunscreen. No dogs, please. 9 a.m., Visitors' Center on Hudson and Broadway, carpool to the site. 388-5296, donnastevens@aznex.net.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Recipes and Remedies with Desert Plants—Helen Shields of Human Systems Research will present a program about how Native Americans used plants. New Mexico Native Plant Society. 7 p.m., Conference Room at University Terrace Good Samaritan Village, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. 541-1877.

Thursday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Planning for a Cool Summer and Summer Jobs for Teens—Parents and kids of all ages can get information on activities and employment over the summer. Various agencies will have information, snacks and registration forms. 6-8 p.m., Silver High School Little Theatre, 534-1015.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Love—Through May 13. See May 3. 7 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Clean Car Program—Lecture by Lauren Ketchum of Environment New Mexico on this program and how to reduce global warming through our transportation choices. 7 p.m., Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall.

Pat Garrett Chautauqua—Garrett, best-known for killing Billy the Kid while sheriff of Lincoln County, later became sheriff of Dona Ana County and also was appointed US Collector of Customs in El Paso by President Theodore Roosevelt. 7 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Friday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Fundraising Workshop—All day, Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005.

Hi-Lo Silvers Concert—Also May 13. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, cbaldwin@zianet.com.

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

Wally Lawder—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Almost Midnight Film: Repo Man—Young punk Otto becomes a repo man after helping to steal a car, and stumbles into a world of wackiness as a result. 9:45 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Big Love—Through May 13. See May 3. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

New Mexico's Clean Energy Policies—Learn how to take advantage of the new incentives from Dr. Ben Luce of Coalition for Clean and Affordable Energy. 7 p.m., Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs. San Jose State—Through May 13. Friday and Saturday 6:05 p.m., Sunday 1:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420.

Alamogordo

Academy of Ballet Spring Show—Also May 12. $10, children $6. 7:30 p.m., Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Saturday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Brandon Perrault Band—7:30 p.m., Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Dances of Universal Peace—Circle dances that celebrate the unity of all spiritual traditions. Live music. No experience or partners needed. $5 donation. 7 p.m., Church of What's Happening, 7th & Arizona, 534-1441.

Fort Bayard Tour—9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard Historical Preservation Society. Fort Bayard Theatre. 388-4477, ceciliajb@aol.com, www.fortbayardhistoricpreservationsociety.org.

Make a Mother's Day Card—Free workshop, all day. Toy Town, 113 W. Broadway.

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

Second Annual Gila Hot Springs Festival—Celebrate the natural hot spring waters with food and crafts vendors, music and more in the community of Gila Hot Springs, located three miles south of the Gila Cliff Dwellings Visitor Center. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Yolanda Martinez: Apache drum maker and musician will perform at the Gila Hot Springs RV Park Pavilion. Plus cowboy breakfast, day horseback ride, fiber arts demonstrations. For more information about the festival call 536-9551.

Silver City Farmers' Market—8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Grant County Admin Center, 1400 Hwy 180E., 534-0882.

Vaccination Clinic—Reduced fees for pet vaccinations. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., High Desert Humane Society, 538-9261.

Wally Lawder—Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. 1-4 p.m., BadAss Bakery, 300 S. Bullard, 534-3388.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

An Old-Fashioned Day at the Movies—Featuring the 1950 Western, Branded, starring Alan Ladd, Charles Bickford and Mona Freeman. Beginning at 12.45 p.m., live music by the Country Drifters, whose forte is classic country western songs by the likes of Hank Williams. Special guest will be Gale Ginn, a Las Cruces resident who worked on this film and others as a horseback-riding double for the female stars of several movies. Ginn, who at a young 84 still rides horses, will share a few stories of her life in the movies, including kissing Alan Ladd. $1, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 12:45 p.m., Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286, www.fountaintheatre.org.

Back by Noon Hike to Dripping Springs—Learn about medicinal plants of the Organ Mountains inside the proposed Organ Mountains National Conservation Area. Pre-registration required, $5 donation for non-members. Southwest Environmental Center, 522-5552, swec@zianet.com.

Big Love—Through May 13. See May 3. 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Energy Fair—Exhibitors, vendors, presentations on clean and affordable energy. Live music, childcare. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall, www.southwestenergyalliance.org.

Hetty Smith and Corry McKissack—Through May 30. Works in glass and ceramic. Reception 1-4 p.m., Mesilla Valley Fine Arts Gallery, 2470 Calle de Guadalupe, 522-2933.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market Mother'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. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Downtown Mall, 541-2288.

Moving into the Winner's Circle—New Mexico Watercolor Society/Southern Chapter May program. 10 a.m., Branigan Cultural Center, Richardson Room, 500 N. Water St., 526-5374.

Native Plant Hike—Helen Shields and members of the Las Cruces Chapter of the New Mexico Native Plant Society will lead a hike to the Three Rivers Petroglyph area. Bring lunch, water, and field guides and wear appropriate shoes. 7 a.m., KMart parking lot on Hwy. 70. 541-1877.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs. San Jose State—6:05 p.m., NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420.

NMSU Spring Commencement—NMSU Pan American Center, 646-4796, www.nmsu.edu.

Sky Safari—View the night sky with high-powered telescopes and expert guidance from the NMSU Astronomy Department. La Llorona Park, 8 p.m. Museum of Natural History, 522-3120.

Sierra Club Hike—Moderate five-mile day hike to Fillmore Canyon in the Organ Mountains. Bring money for the area entrance fee, water and lunch. 8 a.m., north NMSU Pan Am Center parking lot. 526-7116.

Alamogordo

Academy of Ballet Spring Show—$10, children $6. 7:30 p.m., Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave., 437-2202.

Gila Cliff Dwellings

Weaving Our Stories Together—Part of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument 100th Anniversary celebration. 9:30-11a.m. Bird Walk: Explore off-trail through the riparian areas of the Heart Bar Ranch with David Beatty from the Southwestern New Mexico Audubon Society. Space is limited to 15 hikers. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fiber Arts Demonstrations: See weavers, dyers, quilters, beaders, spinners and basket makers in action at the Gila Visitor Center. Learn the history of quilting at 1 p.m. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Yolanda Martinez: Apache drum maker and musician will perform at the Gila Hot Springs RV Park Pavilion as part of the Second Annual Gila Hot Springs Festival. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl.

Hillsboro

Village Yard Sale—Food, local artisans, bake sale, bingo. Hillsboro Community Center.

Radium Springs

Leasburg Dam Blues Festival—Barnetts Harley Davidson will sponsor a Poker Run to end at the festival. Nine bands will perform throughout the day. There will be food vendors and a kids area. No food or drinks will be allowed into the festival grounds. Bring a lawn chair and an umbrella. Camping is available. $10, ages 6 tp 10 $5, 5 and under free. Camp Robledo, 312-4685.

Heritage Preservation Month—Living History Program, military encampment and historic cooking demonstration. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911.

Sunday 13 MOTHER'S DAY

Silver City/Grant County

Hi-Lo Silvers Concert—3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, cbaldwin@zianet.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Love—See May 3. 2:30 p.m. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.

Mother's Day Tea—Free Republic of Tea Rose Petal Tea with a plate of sweet and savory treats. 2-4 p.m., Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

NMSU Aggies Men's Baseball vs. San Jose State—1:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420.

Glenwood

American Legion Pancake Breakfast—Glenwood Community Center.

Radium Springs

Mother's Day at Fort Selden—Honor mom with a Victorian tea and fashion show and receive a handmade corsage made of dried wildflowers. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911/(800) 429-9488.

 

May 1-6 | 7-13 | 14-20 | 21-27 | 28 into June 2007

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