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June 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into July 2007

Saturday 16

Silver City/Grant County

St. Francis South West Golf Tournament — St. Francis Golf Tournament Benefit for St. Francis Newman Center new church building. Lunch will be served and prizes will be handed out during the day. 8:30 a.m., golf course, 538-0289, dottom@zianet.com.

Rhythm Mystic — Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Gypsy Feet — 7 p.m., Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911.

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

Silver City Farmers' Market — Enjoy fresh produce from local growers. Every Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Grant County Admin Center, 1400 Hwy 180E., 534-0882.

Stars-N-Parks Astronomy Program — 9:20 p.m. City of Rocks State Park Observatory.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Anything Goes — Through June 24. See June 8. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Bob Einwick — Live music. 8-11 p.m., High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Days of Heaven — Richard Gere stars in this dreamlike 1978 film that takes place in the early 1900s. Gere, his girlfriend and his young sister flee the city after Gere assaults his haggardly boss at the steel mill where he is employed. They make their way to Texas, where they all find work on the farm of a wealthy but sickly landowner, played by former New Mexico resident Sam Shepard. Gere has lied and said that his girlfriend is actually his sister, and soon Shepherd proposes to her. An opportunist, Gere insists that she marry the farmer, and the three wanderers are convinced that they have been given a taste of heaven when they move into the big house. But they soon realize that it is not what they expected. $3, free for Mesilla Valley Film Society members. 1:30 p.m., Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287/522-0286.

Ghosts, Entities and Spirits — A class by Marty Turner. $5. 10-12 a.m., Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

La Llorona Festival — Learn about the legend of la Llorona. Bring your own seating and a story of la Llorona if you'd like. 8 p.m., Storytellers of Las Cruces, La Llorona Park, Rio Grande and W. Picacho Ave., 521-1819.

Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market Father's Day Party — Local growers and artists selling produce, honey, herbs, baked goods, spices, salsa, chile ristras, landscape plants, artwork and crafts. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 541-2288, fcmarket@las-cruces.org.

Native Plant Hike — Join the Native Plant Society on a field trip to the Sacramento Mountains to study plants in the conifer forest and the cold springs along the Rio Penasco. Bring lunch, water and field guides and wear appropriate shoes. 8 a.m., Kmart parking lot on Hwy. 70, 541-1877.

Night Life of the Desert — See the park in the dark. Animals come out at night when the temperature has dropped and the night breezes blow. Take a walk to see what comes out to feed or be fed upon. Bring a flashlight. 6 p.m., Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 524-3334.

17th Annual Pride Parade and Picnic — An annual celebration for lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual and questioning community members as well as their heterosexual allies, the Southern New Mexico Pride Parade and Picnic offers a day of community, information and entertainment. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pioneer Women's Park, chamblen@nmsu.edu.

Raft the Rio — 10th anniversary competition. 8:30 a.m. registration, ballpark near the Picacho Bridge. Race at 10 a.m. See story in this issue's Tumbleweeds section. Southwest Environmental Center, 522-5552, swec@zianet.com.


Border Art & Sol — Through August 11. See story in this issue. Pancho Villa State Park, 531-2711.


Music in the Park — Bring your chairs and enjoy an evening under the stars dancing or just listening. 6-8 p.m., Rockhound State Park, 531-2776, 546-6182, jmranch@vtc.net.


Kid's Shoot — An event of the Reserve Sportsman's Association. Rifle, shotgun. Ammo furnished, free hot dogs and drinks. 10 a.m., Marden Radvillas Memorial Shooting Range, 533-6387/533-6709.

Truth or Consequences

Bat Caves Tour — Visit the historic Armendaris Ranch. 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. Supper, soft drinks and water are provided. Four-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicles are required, and transportation will be provided if participants do not have acceptable vehicles. $150. 1-10 p.m., Geronimo Springs Museum, 894-6600.


Sunday 17 Father's Day

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Native Plant Society Hike, Signal Peak Area — Bring water, lunch, a hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes. 8 a.m., carpool from south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Theatre. 388-5192.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Raw Food Miracle: Making Aging Optional — Lecture with raw food demonstration by expert and humorist Tonya Zavasta. $20, $25 at the door ($5 off for co-op members). 4-6 p.m., Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo Road, Suite M, 523-0436, customerservice@mountainviewmarket.com.

Antique Treasures Day — Enjoy a once-a-year tour of our Collections Room. Bring family heirlooms or any antique objects that you would like to know more about and experts will examine them and help you learn the best ways to preserve them. 12-4 p.m., Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Anything Goes — Through June 24. See June 8. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. 2 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Family Life Education Seminar — Presented by certified Family Life Educator Alice Davenport. 2 p.m., Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528.4001, mpendleton@las-cruces.org, adavenport@totacc.com.

Jazz in the Garden — Celebrate Father's Day. Bring your own chair and picnic for an fun summer evening of music with Bob Hull and Kristine Sanders, a guitar and piano duo, followed by Curt Warren and friends. 6:30 p.m. Enchanted Gardens, 270 Avenida de Mesilla, 524-1886.

Music in the Park — Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicans, Mariachi Alegre, Espuelas de Plata. Come enjoy the free music under the stars. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 7 p.m., Young Park, 541-2200.

Radium Springs

Father's Day at Fort Selden — The fort will be treating all fathers to a free Haversack Breakfast. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Selden State Monument, 526-8911/(800) 429-9488.

Monday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Open Mic — 7 p.m. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Eight Steps to Happiness — See June 4. 7-8:30 p.m. 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., 292-5293.

Tuesday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Storytime — 2 p.m. every Tuesday in June. Toy Town, 113 W. Broadway, 388-1677.

Wine, Women and Song — With Brandon Perrault. Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Book Club — June's book is Act of Treason by Vince Flynn. 7 p.m., Dresp Room, Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., 528-4001, mpendleton@las-cruces.org.

Cooking with Class — Thomas Perez of the St. Clair Bistro is the chef for this luncheon. Pre-registration required. $30. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Meditation Classes — See June 5. 12-1 p.m., 116 W. Las Cruces Ave., 292-5293.

Quilting For Kids — Learn fun quilting techniques. Pre-registration required. $15. Ages 7-9: 9-12 a.m.; ages 10-12: 1-4 p.m. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.frhm.org.

Wednesday 20

Silver City/Grant County

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

Thursday 21

Silver City/Grant County

MidSummer's Celebration — With a special Virus Theater performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 6 p.m. theater performance, then a drum circle and dancing. Drums, instruments, and dancing are encouraged. Special wooded location to be announced; look for posters around town. See story in Tumbleweeds section. 313-3038.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

De Marco — Live music from Austin, Texas. 8-11 p.m., High Desert Brewing Co., 1201 W. Hadley Ave., 525-6752.

Molly Morris — Spiritual adviser uses runes and tarot cards. Reservations necessary. $20. 5:30-7 p.m. Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.


9th Annual Tortugas Turtle Fiesta — Through June 24. The Tortugas Turtle Fest is sponsored by the Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The theme for this year's fest is "Dancing with Turtles." All events are held under the shade of the church pavilion. All proceeds will be used to complete extensive roof repairs to the church. Super Bingo day, Golf Tournament, participatory dance and traditional dance performances. 526-8171/496-3397/527-0885/640-4354.

White Sands

Summer Solstice Program — Astronomy of the Ancient Americans. 8:30 p.m., White Sands National Monument, 679-2599.

Friday 22

Silver City/Grant County

A Midsummer Night's Dream — Through June 24. See story in Tumbleweeds section. Let the tender bring a lawn chair, cushion or blanket. 6 p.m., Fort Cobre, Pinos Altos, 313-3038.

Edie and the Silver Blue Roots — Twisted Vine, 108 E. Broadway, 388-2828.

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

Stories in the Stars, Stories in the Sherds — Through June 23. Celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces, the Grant County Archeological Society and author Carolyn O'Bagy Davis. Events include potluck dinners and music, a star party on Friday, and discussion of Mimbres pottery designs and Hattie Cosgrove on Saturday. Gila Cliff Dwellings, 536-9461, www.nps.gov/gicl.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Anything Goes — Through June 24. See June 8. $8, $7 students, $5 under 6. 8 p.m. Las Cruces Community Theatre, 523-1200.

Avenue Montaigne — Through June 28. Jessica takes a waitress job at a cafe and proceeds to affect the lives of the restaurant's clientele: brooding, glamorous rich folk, each of whom is facing some sort of crisis. There's a TV soap star angling for a part in a prestigious film, a famous classical pianist looking to downsize his career, and a wealthy art collector who's dumping everything he spent his life amassing, much to the amazement of his estranged son. $6, $5 seniors/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.

Digital Scrapbooking — A class by Stephanie Bernhagen. Get ideas for organizing your photos and making digital albums. Bring two or three photos that need improving on CD or memory stick and learn to tweak them. $5, registration recommended. 2-4 p.m., Funky Karma, 207 Avenida de Mesilla, 635-2275.

Glamtastic — Through July 8. An evening with Kitty ala Bebe and Marco! World premiere. A cabaret featuring dance hits tells the life of cruise ship lounge singer and game show guest Kitty ala Bebe and her rise from small-town girl to international superstar. $9 regular, $8 students and seniors, Thursday $6. Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. No Strings Theatre Company, Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org.


Pie in the Sky Star Festival — Through June 24. This three-day event will include a yard sale, craft sale, bake sale, games, barbeque, karaoke, dancing, swap and flea market, and beautiful skies filled with stars! Accommodations for dry camping only. Jackson Park, 772-2526.


9th Annual Tortugas Turtle Fiesta — Through June 24. See June 21. 526-8171/496-3397/527-0885/640-4354.


June 1-8 | 9-15 | 16-22 | 23-29 | 30 into July 2007

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