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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e  May 2011

May

Sunday 1

Silver City/Grant County

25th Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila Citizens Race — Starts at Camp Thunderbird. 8:30 a.m. $10 ages 17 and up, $5 ages 13-16. www.tourofthegila.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

An Inspector Calls — American Southwest Theatre Company presents a three-act thriller about a family enjoying an engagement party when police arrive to accuse them all of having played a part in a young girl's death. 7 p.m. $10-$15. NMSU Hershel Zohn Theatre, 3014 McFie Circle, 646-4515, theatre.nmsu.edu

Bonjour! — The Chorale de Savigne l'Eveque joins the Mesilla Valley Chorale of Las Cruces. The French chorale will perform the music of the European Renaissance from ancient to light. 3 p.m. $10. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Celestial Sounds Spring Concert — Four-part women's choir presents "Shakespeare to Copland, A Springtime Concert Spanning the Centuries." 3 p.m. Free. Good Samaritan Auditorium, 3011 Buena Vista Cir., 524-0930.

Derby Doll for a Day — Crossroads City Derby Dolls program for future derby girls and fans. Photo booth, accessories, hairdressers, derby divas and all the goodies needed to make you a Derby Doll for a Day will be available. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $12. Salon Allure, 1001 N. Solano, www.crossroadscityderbydollls.com

Member Yard Sale — 3-5 p.m. Free to attend, $5 for a vendor space. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Spring Showcase of Homes — Through May 8. Tour beautiful homes with a guidebook to inform you of locations of subdivisions and homes. This show is for people in the market to buy a home or for decorating and design ideas. Call for map of locations throughout the city. 4-7 p.m. Free. 526-6126, www.lascrucesshowecaseofhomes.com

Monday 2

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Great Conversation — A community dialogue series addressing matters that affect us all. A conversation that everyone is invited to join. Prejudice: Racism, ageism, sexism, classismñwhat can we do about it? 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Tuesday 3

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Better Living Bookclub — Discussing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Wednesday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Introduction to Volunteering at the Silver City Museum — Screening of museum's comedic volunteer training video. 10 a.m. Free. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway.

Peter & Michele — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Healthy Living through Honeybees — Felipe and Molly Romero. Learn about the benefits of honeybee products on human health, including propolis, bee pollen, honey and more. 6-8 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 5

Silver City/Grant County

Best Chicken Salad Luncheon — Eat in or take out. Benefits the educational and charitable purposes of the Order of the Eastern Star. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $7 per plate. Silver City Masonic Hall, 11 Ridge Road.

Brandon Perrault — Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Cinco de Mayo Dinner — The dinner will include tamales, steak empanadas, green chile chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans and salad, as well as a beverage and dessert. Takeouts will be available. Proceeds will be used to help pay for urgent repairs at the lodge, located on Acklin Hill Road, San Lorenzo. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $6. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 536-2997.

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Opening day; every Thursday. Fresh garden produce from local growers will be available each week, and local crafts will be offered the first Thursday of each month. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Railroad Days — Through May 7. Celebrate the history of the Alameda Depot and its contribution to the creation of Las Cruces. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 Mesilla St., 647-4480, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Critique Program — New Mexico Watercolor Society spring membership show judge, Sylvia Bowers, discuss the selection process for the upcoming show. 2 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Deming Fusiliers — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Reducing Test-Taking Anxiety with Emotional Freedom Technique — Rossanna and George Massey. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Cantrell & Jaese — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St.

Cowboy Poetry and Music — Through May 8. Cowboy entertainers from all over the West. 7 p.m. Tyrone Community Center, 534-0741.

First Fridays Downtown — Stores open late. Free live music and special events. Downtown Silver City, www.silvercitymainstreet.com

Gala Art Auction — San Vicente Artists. An evening of delectable noshes, with connoisseur art patrons and friends, and an opportunity to bid on art and crafts. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silcotheater.com

Hi Lo Silvers — 10th Anniversary Concert. See story in this issue. 7 p.m. Free. Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St.

Steve Reynolds — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Railroad Days — See May 5. Through May 7. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 Mesilla St., 647-4480, www.las-cruces.org/museums

BFA Exhibit — Through May 14. Art from graduating seniors of the NMSU Bachelors of Fine Arts Program. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Downtown Ramble — Do the Main Street Downtown Ramble through galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Enjoy art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments and more. 5-7 p.m. Free. Downtown Mall, 523-2950.

Even the Rain — Through May 12. Stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a filmmaker on location in Bolivia during the water crisis of 2000. This film-within-a-film draws comparisons between the filmmakers exploiting local extras, the Bolivian government exploiting its citizens and the 1492 Christopher Columbus Spanish crew exploiting the natives, all for the same reason: Tight budgets trump human rights. Spanish with English subtitles. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $5 seniors, students and MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

New Mexico Watercolor Society Spring Membership Show — Exhibit through May 31. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

NMSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State — Through May 8. 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Softball vs. Boise State — Through May 7. 6 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Spring Showcase of Homes — See May 1. Through May 8. 4-7 p.m. Free. 526-6126, www.lascrucesshowecaseofhomes.com

Saturday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Cowboy Poetry and Music — Through May 8. Cowboy entertainers from all over the West. 7 p.m. Tyrone Community Center, 534-0741.

Silver City Farmers' Market — Opening day, every Saturday. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mainstreet Plaza, North Bullard between 7th and 8th. 388-2343, www.silvercityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Fort Bayard Tour — Walking tour and CO's house. This tour will be in honor of National Nurse's Week. Guides will focus on US Army Nurses and the Red Cross. Donations accepted. 9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 538-5862.

Kas Nelson Trio — 8 p.m. Isaac's, 200 N. Bullard St.

Kegan Severe, Alto Flute and Penny Whistle — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W Yankie St.

Literacy Link-Leamos — Rummage sale. 7:30 a.m. Visitors' Center parking lot, 388-0892.

Liza Jane vonRosenstiel — Opening for show of new paintings and unveiling of new mural. 2-5 p.m. Blue Dome Gallery, Bear Mountain Lodge, 60 Bear Mountain Ranch Road, 538-2538, www.bearmountainlodge.com

Magnificent Mutt Strutt — There will be two trails (one handicap accessible) and you can bring your dog(s) to walk or borrow a shelter dog. 8-10 a.m. $25 per family, $10 per person. High Desert Humane Society, Cougar Way.

Steve Reynolds — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Yard Sale — Tea Party Patriots. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Hwy. 180 & Swan.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

6th Annual Art Sale — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic Church, 702 Parker Rd., 373-9271.

Annual Railroad Days — See May 5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Las Cruces Railroad Museum, 351 Mesilla St., 647-4480, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Rio Bosque and the Border Wall — Back by noon. Join expert birder and park manager John Sproul to learn about the history of wetlands along the Rio Grande on El Paso's east side and over 200 species of birds. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat; bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. 7:30 a.m. Free. 522-5552, www.wildmesquite.org

Birding Tour — Join a park volunteer on a guided tour. Learn about the birds that are in Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Bring binoculars, water, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen. 7:30 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Blood on the Tracks — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration of Culture — Artists' reception. 5-8 p.m. Nopalito's Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite, 524-0003, www.nopalitosgaleria.com

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — Through May 8. The event commemorates the victory of Mexican soldiers over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The fiesta features mariachis, folklorico dancers, flamenco dancers, live music, dancing, games, food, drinks, arts and crafts available for purchase. 12-10 p.m. Free. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262 ext. 116 or 117. www.oldmesilla.org

Harvey Girls — This spry and fun 1946 musical will be screened in cooperation with the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, immediately following a short presentation by a real Harvey Girl. When Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury head out West, the fur flies and the fun begins. At the turn of the century, Fred Harvey's hotels and restaurants were the epitome of American elegance. When winsome Susan Bradley (Garland) discovers that the chain needs waitresses for their new place along the tracks of the Santa Fe railroad, she eagerly answers the call. CineMatinee. 1:30 p.m. $4, $1 MVFS Members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Mildred Grossman — Opening for art exhibit. 5-7 p.m. Mesquite Art Gallery, 340 N. Mesquite St., 520-0580.

Mother's Day Lavender Event — Through May 8. Vendors around the lavender field selling lavender products, pottery, hand-woven hats, plants and more. Lunch for mothers and their guests, reservations and deposit required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$35. New Mexican Lavender, 1 mile north of Route 70, 541-0805, www.newmexicanlavender.com

NMSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State — Through May 8. 3:05 and 7:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

NMSU Commencement — 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, www.panam.nmsu.edu

NMSU Softball vs. Boise State — 2 and 4 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Plants for Wildlife — John White, curator of UTEP's Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, will share his knowledge of plants that attract wildlife. Learn which plants to put in your backyard for your own personal wildlife refuge. 10 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Spring Showcase of Homes — See May 1. Through May 8. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 526-6126, www.lascrucesshowecaseofhomes.com

Violinist Adele Anthony — Through May 8. The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra and Adele Anthony perform Beethoven, He Zhanhao, Borodin and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 p.m. $35-45. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421, 646-3709, www.lascrucessymphony.com

Deming

Cinco de Mayo Celebration — Mariachi singing, chili eating, drawing, folkorico dancers and Spanish dancers contests. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Courthouse Park, 700 S. Silver.

Glenwood

World Labyrinth Day — Maypole dancing. 1 p.m. Free. Whitewater Mesa. For directions, see www.wmlabyrinths.com or contact 539-2868, cordelia@starband.net

Sunday Mother's Day 8

Silver City/Grant County

Mother's Day at the Mimbres — Enjoy tours of the Mattocks Ruin on the new interpretive trail, stories of the historic homestead, dedication of the recently completed Gooch House roof work and donor recognition (2 p.m.), refreshments, children's activities and musical entertainment. Located just off Hwy. 35 in Mimbres; turn east on Sage Drive between mile markers 3 and 4 just north of the Mimbres Cafñ; go one block to the Heritage Site. Bring lawn chair, hat and drinking water. 1-5 p.m. Free. Mimbres Culture Heritage Site. 538-5921.

Cowboy Poetry and Music — Cowboy Church, 10 a.m. Tyrone Community Center, 534-0741.

Hi Lo Silvers — 10th Anniversary Concert. See story in this issue. 3 p.m. Free. Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St.

Reading and Book Signing — Cowboy author Jim Jones reads from new book. 1:30 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Standing Women — Ringing of bells followed by five minutes of silence to signify the need for the children of the world to have clean air, clean water and enough food to eat. 1 p.m. Free. Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, Route 159, 539-2868, wmlabryinths.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — See May 7. 12-7 p.m. Free. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262 ext 116 or 117 www.oldmesilla.org

Kids Crafts — Finger painting. Parents required to attend with kids. Snacks provided. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Members Show — Exhibit through May 27. Opening reception 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano, 522-7281.

Mother's Day Event — Fundraiser for 100 year-old African American chapel. 1-4 p.m. Historic Phillips Chapel, 638 N. Tornillo St.

Mother's Day Lavender Event — See May 7. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3-$35. New Mexican Lavender, 1 mile north of Route 70, 541-0805, www.newmexicanlavender.com

NMSU Baseball vs. Sacramento State — 11:05 a.m. NMSU Presley Askew Complex, 646-1420, www.nmstatesports.com

Spring Showcase of Homes — See May 1. 12-5 p.m. Free. 526-6126, www.lascrucesshowecaseofhomes.com

Violinist Adele Anthony — See May 7. 3 p.m. $35-$45. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421, 646-3709, www.lascrucessymphony.com

Radium Springs

Mother's Day Celebration — Enjoy period tea and a complimentary corsage. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $3, free for all mothers and New Mexico residents. Fort Selden State Monument, I-25 exit 19, 526-8911, www.nmmonuments.org

Monday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Brown Bag Lunch Series — "Cutting Edge Mimbres Valley Archaeological Research" with Marilyn Markel. 12 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway.

Widowed Persons Service — Bobbie Fisher will talk about her bird sanctuary and pet bird care. 11 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Glad Tidings Church. 538-9344.

Tuesday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Mini Sock Knitting Workshop — Also May 17. Two-day workshop. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $38, $28 SWFAC members. The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway, 538-5733, www.fiberartscollective.org

Tea Party Patriots Meeting — 6 p.m. Red Barn Family Steak House, 708 Silver Heights Blvd. 388-3848.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Better Living Bookclub — See May 3. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Wednesday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Dallas Brass — Unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, ranging in musical styles from classical masterpieces to Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music. Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m. $20. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-5862.

Devon McClive — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Tropical Ecology Class Trip — Presentation on Aldo Leopold High School trip to Costa Rica. See Desert Diary in this issue. 6 p.m. Silco Theater.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

40th Anniversary Farmers & Crafts Market — Market opens at 8 a.m., stage show starts at 10 a.m. Downtown Mall. www.lascrucesfarmersmarket.org

Mood and Food Connection — Discovering the connection between healthy digestion and emotional well-being. Genevieve Mitchell, ND. 6-7:30 p.m. $15, $12 members. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Economics of Happiness — Film. 7 p.m. $5. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silcotheater.com

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — Monthly meeting, potluck dinner. R. J. Waidler, Licensed Professional Geologist, will discuss mineral economics and uses in "What Is Ore Good For?" 6 p.m. Senior Center, Victoria St., 534-1393.

Mimbres Farmers' Market — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Campfire Girl Tour Michelle Shocked — A voice for the environment since 1992, fiercely independent and outspoken, Shocked's tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of her first album, the unauthorized bootleg release of the Texas Campfire Tapes. 7:30 p.m. $20-$40. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com, www.wildmesquite.org

Entrada de Sole Eastern Gateway — 1:30 p.m. Mesquite Historic District.

Everett Howl & The Wolves — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Gluten-Free Baking Magic — Co-op employees Katherine, Caitlin and Dawna teach how to make focaccia bread and cheddar cheese biscuits. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

History Notes — Discussion about the people of the Camino Real with Jean Fulton. 1-2 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Meet Rafael Chacon — Dr. Enrique Lamadrid, a folklorist and professor at UNM, will portray Rafael Chacon, a witness to the most significant events in New Mexico from 1846 to 1912. 7-8 p.m. $2-$5. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Friday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Abbe Anderson — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W Yankie St.

Dana Hubbard — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Blessing of the Field — Colorful music-filled procession to bless the animals, orchards and vineyard. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $2-$5. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Ceremony — Through May 19. That protagonist is Sam, who is attempting to build a career as a writer of children's books. He has a very particular manner of speaking, an odd attempt at sounding ironically debonair. His love goal is ex-flame, Uma Thurman. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $5 seniors, students and MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

Opening Reception — Two exhibits through Aug. 27. Featured are works by Dan Olfe, textile; Nolan Preece, camera-less photography; Jeffrey Turner, metal sculpture; John Westmark, painting; and an outdoor sculptural installation created by the Desert Fish Collaborative. Also The Photographic Experience. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Preston Contemporary Art, 1755 Avenida de Mercado, 523-8713, www.prestoncontemporaryart.com

New Horizons Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert — Pomp and Circumstance March Number 3 by Elgar, Bach's Brandenburg Concert No.1, and Jupiter from The Planets by Holst. 7:30 p.m. Free. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Plant & Tree Sale — Through May 14. Plant sale featuring shrubs, trees, house plants and bedding plants. 12-4 p.m. Free. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

The Great Conversation — Gender roles: Are they changing? And changing our world? 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Saturday 14

Silver City/Grant County

All Things Art Sale — Second annual Community Sale of Art Tools, Materials and Supplies. Sale will include donated items as well as items sold on consignment. See story in Arts Exposure section. 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon. Old Elks Lodge, 315 N. Texas. 534-6343, karen@silvercityacd.org

American Legion Benefit Golf Scramble — Shotgun start. Four-person teams. Entrance fee includes golf cart, prizes and lunch. 9 a.m. $50 per person. Ray Daiv, 534-0429, or Gil Choquette, 534-1643, to preregister. Silver City Golf Course.

Dana Hubbard — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Public Hanging — Art sale. See story in Arts Exposure section. 8 a.m. Yankie/Texas St., 654-5727.

Rainger, Paul & Sue Smith — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W Yankie St.

Silver City Farmers' Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mainstreet Plaza, North Bullard between 7th and 8th. 388-2343, www.silvercityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Tour of Fort Bayard — Dr. John Bell will discuss the career of Dr. Bushnell, a leading TB physician, who was stationed at Fort Bayard in the early 1900s. The tour will focus on the US Army Hospital years. 9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 388-4477.

Yo' Paulie — 8 p.m. Isaac's, 200 N. Bullard St.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

16th Annual Las Cruces Tour of Gardens — Six gardens featured on this tour for beautification and education. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. 521-0521, 524-1886, www.lctog.org

Artists Dialogue — 1 p.m. Preston Contemporary Art, 1755 Avenida de Mercado, 523-8713, www.prestoncontemporaryart.com

Birding Tour — Join a park volunteer on a guided tour. Learn about the birds that are in Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Bring binoculars, water, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen. 7:30 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Casey's Shadow — Made in New Mexico and inspired by the story "Ruidoso" by writer John McPhee. The richest horse race in the world is held each year in Ruidoso — the All-American Futurity. Lloyd Bourdelle (Walter Matthau) lives on a rundown farm in the Louisiana bayou country where he trains, boards and raises quarter-horses. His three sons help him out: Buddy, who has a good business sense; Randy, who is a fine teenage jockey; and seven-year-old Casey, who takes on the chores no one else wants to do. Their dismal existence is given quite a boost when the old mare Buddy picked up in a shrewd deal gives birth to a colt. They call the horse Casey's Shadow since he and the boy become inseparable. It soon is evident that the old mare has good bloodlines. Lloyd works out an agreement with his partner giving the Bourdelles 10% ownership of the horse and the option to run him at Ruidoso. CineMatinee. 1:30 p.m. $4, $1 MVFS Members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

El Comino Real Signs Unveiling — 10 a.m. Klein Park, las-esperanzas.com

Family Concert — 2 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421, www.lascrucessymphony.com

Julia Lonergan — Book signing and speaking. 11:30 a.m. Nopalito's Galeria, 326 S. Mesquite, 524-0003, nopalitosgaleria.com

Nature Hike — Join a park volunteer on a guided nature hike and learn about the history of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Plants and wildlife that live in the park will be identified along the trail. Bring closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water. 9 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

New Historic Homes — Watch for new signs. 12 p.m. Mesquite Historic District, las-esperanzas.com

Plant & Tree Sale — See May 13. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Tony Movsesian — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Wetland Restoration Project — Join the staff of the Southwest Environmental Center as we plant native riparian and wetland species such as rushes, sedges and willows around the most recent wetland project, la Mancha. Expect to get dirty and wet (this outing is subject to project construction progress). Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and a hat; bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. 9 a.m. Free. Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall, 522-5552, wildmesquite.org

Columbus

Cactus Carnival — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pancho Villa State Park.

Deming

Deming Art Fest — A reception showcasing artwork by New Mexico Artists. 2-5 p.m. $8 per person, $15 per couple. Custom's House, 300 S. Silver, 546-3663.

Deming Animal Guardians — Annual membership meeting. No-host lunch, speakers, door prizes, dessert for all. 2010 activity report on 656 sponsored spays/neuters. All animal lovers are invited to meet other kindred spirits. 11:30 a.m. Rancher's Grill, 544-2209, www.deminganimalguardians.org

Sunday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Native Plant Society Hike — Hoodoo Canyon in the Burros. Bring water, lunch, hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes. Meet at WNMU Fine Arts Theatre to arrange for carpooling and sign release forms. 8 a.m. Free. 388-5192.

When We Leave — Umay is a young woman of Turkish descent, fighting for an independent and self-determined life in Germany against the resistance of her family. Her struggle initiates a dynamic that results in a life-threatening situation. 4 p.m. $8, WNMU student and staff free with ID. WNMU-Silver City International Film Society. Real West Cinema II, 11585 Hwy. 180 E. 538-5659, www.silverfilm.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Celestial Sounds Spring Concert — Four-part women's choir presents "Shakespeare to Copland, A Springtime Concert Spanning the Centuries." 3 p.m. Free. Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 Missouri Ave., 524-0930.

Dedication of New Torah — 2:30 p.m. The Torah comes incomplete, missing the last verse. Scribe Ron Sieger will ink the last verse and so complete the Torah in the presence of its new congregation. Public is welcome. Temple Beth El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Ave., 524-3380.

Monday 16

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Great Conversation — Gender Roles: Are they changing? And changing our world? 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

White Sands

Full Moon Hike — Hike the moonlit dunes with a ranger. Reservation are required and accepted two weeks in advance of the hike. Register on website. 7:30 pm. $3. White Sands National Monument, Hwy. 70, 679-2599 ext. 236, 479-6124 ext. 230, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Tuesday 17

Silver City/Grant County

Alternative Medicine for Seniors — With Dr. Jennifer Agosta. Senior Life Cycle and Grant County Community Health Council. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Grant County Business and Conference Center, Hwy. 180. 388-1198.

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays. 3:30-6:30 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211 in Gila. 535-2729.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Backyard Bounty — "Edible and Useful Weeds of Southern New Mexico." 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Doña Ana Camera Club — Nirmal Khandan will present photos of his native Sri Lanka. Khandan, a civil engineering professor at NMSU, plans to include some cave paintings he photographed in Sri Lanka and discuss the photo technique he used to bring out the images. Las Cruces photographer Mike Groves will also present on the topic of how to create panoramic photographs. Club members photo subject of the month is light painting. 7 p.m. Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall, 532-1919, www.dacameraclub.org

White Sands

Full Moon Nights Program — Listen to music, learn about desert wildlife, or see the beauty of the dunes by moonlight. 8:30 p.m. $3. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Wednesday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Hidalgo Medical Services Mental Health Services — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St.

Bayard Farmers' Market — Wednesdays. 3-6 p.m. Lion's Club, 808 Tom Foy Blvd. (Hwy. 180). 313-6883.

Lizzy Pitch — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Co-Op Orientation — Learn how to get the most out of your Mountain View Market membership. For members and non-members alike. Includes a tour of the store and snacks. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Better Living Bookclub — See May 3. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Thursday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Our Magnificent Universe — Also May 20, 21. A journey from our solar system to the edge of the known universe with Gary Emerson. BYO chair. Dress warmly. Offered three days because of very limited seating. A WILL program. 9 p.m. $5 in advance only, at Seedboat Gallery and Yankie Creek Coffee. Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie St. 538-6835, www.will-learning.com

Painting Demonstration — David Schmidt. 6-8 p.m. Leyba & Ingalls Art, 315 Bullard St., 388-5725, www.leybaingallsarts.com

Trevor Reichman — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Mimbres Farmers' Market — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Crosby Tyler — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Homemade Pasta Basics — Learn to make delicious homemade noodles from simple ingredients. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

NMSU Baseball vs. Hawaii — Through May 21. 3:05 and 7:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, www.nmstatesports.com

Friday 20

Silver City/Grant County

Dane Dexter — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St.

Our Magnificent Universe — See May 19. Through May 21. 9 p.m. $5 in advance only. Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie St.

Painting Workshop — Through May 22. Three-day workshop with David Schmidt. Leyba & Ingalls Art, 315 Bullard St., 388-5725, www.leybaingallsarts.com

Rhythm Mystic — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Coin, Stamp and Collectible Show — Through May 22. Coins, stamps and collectibles such as baseball cards, NFL, NASCAR records, etc. Free appraisals. Food served. 12-5 p.m. Free. American Legion Hall, 1185 E. Madrid, 640-7173.

NMSU Baseball vs. Hawaii — 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, www.nmstatesports.com

Of Gods and Men — Through May 26. Men of faith find their pacifist beliefs put to the test in this drama inspired by a true story. Christian is the leader of an order of Trappist monks near Algiers. The community outside the monastery is mostly Muslim, and the monks have worked to foster understanding between themselves and their neighbors; they observe Muslim traditions, are well versed in the Koran, and provide medical and charitable assistance to the townspeople. Muslim extremists are leading a bloody campaign against the nation's rulers. But the monks' efforts to remain outside the war may lead to ugly consequences when they're taken hostage by a band of Islamic revolutionaries. In French and Arabic, with English subtitles. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $5 seniors, students and MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

Spirit of the Red Cross Mayor's Gala — Reception, dinner, live auction and awards. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org, 522-1232, www.SpiritoftheRedCross.com

Deming

Steakfest New Mexico — Through May 21. Steak and wine tasting, cook-off, mini-rodeo, cowboy poetry, dance and arts, live music, vendors. Adobe Deli, 3970 Lewis Flats Road, 546-0361, www.steakfestnewmexico.com

Saturday Armed Forces Day 21

Silver City/Grant County

Bootheel Bards Poetry Fest — Raven Drake, Daniel Jameson, Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, Lion's Den Poets, Rick Stansberger, and many more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silcotheater.com

Clam Tostada — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Fort Bayard's Commanding Officer's Open House — Possibly the last time to see inside the commanding officer's home before it is boarded up. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 536-3161.

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Field Trip — For site and details contact Ansel Walters, 388-2010.

Hell 2 Pay — 8 p.m. Isaac's, 200 N. Bullard St.

Jake Mason — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St.

Our Magnificent Universe — See May 19. 9 p.m. $5 in advance only. Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie St.

Silver City Farmers' Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mainstreet Plaza, North Bullard between 7th and 8th. 388-2343, www.silvercityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Born in Space — Special release celebration in tribute to those born in Santa Rita. Live music. 12-4 p.m. La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, Royal John Mine Road off Hwy. 61, Mimbres, (505) 259-9523, (505) 238-6252.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Becoming a Birder Series — A park ranger will lead a guided tour along the park trails and point out common birds found in the park this time of year. Bring closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water. 7:30 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

I'm All Ears Earring Workshop — Through May 22. Two-day workshop will act as an introduction to the vast topic of earring design and fabrication. Morning demos will take up the first part of the class and then each student will have time to work independently. Bring a sketchbook to keep track of notes and ideas. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 155 Elkin Studio Jewelers, 1950 Calle del Norte F2, 635-2025, www.elkinjewelers.com

Cruces Coin, Stamp and Collectible Show — See May 20. Through May 22. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. American Legion Hall, 1185 E. Madrid, 640-7173.

NMSU Baseball vs. Hawaii — 1:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, www.nmstatesports.com

Pearl — Based on the true story of a Pearl Carter, a Chickasaw Indian girl from Marlow, Okla., who became the youngest licensed pilot in the US in 1928. Pearl was a headstrong and independent young girl who learned from her father to never say you can't do something. She pursues her dreams against the backdrop of the deepening Depression and catastrophic Dust Bowl and comes to value the love and support that flows from strong family ties. CineMatinee. 1:30 p.m. $4, $1 MVFS Members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

Radio la Chusma — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Deming

Steakfest New Mexico — See May 20. Adobe Deli, 3970 Lewis Flats Road, 546-0361, www.steakfestnewmexico.com

Sunday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Bowl for Kids' Sake — Single largest annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and one of the largest community-wide fundraisers. 1 p.m. $50 per person. Silver Bowling Center, 538-5786.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Coin, Stamp and Collectible Show — See May 20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. American Legion Hall, 1185 E. Madrid, 640-7173.

Spitfire Sallies vs. Reguladies — Roller derby. Dickerson's Barn, www.crossroadscityderbydolls.com

Monday 23

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Nutritional Education Series — Deciphering labels and ingredients on popular weight-loss products. 6-7 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Tuesday 24

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — 3:30-6:30 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211 in Gila. 535-2729.

Tea Party Patriots Meeting — 6 p.m. Red Barn Family Steak House, 708 Silver Heights Blvd., 388-3848.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Better Living Bookclub — See May 3. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Rescued — Exhibit through June 25. Yanick D'Hooge photography exhibit. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Wednesday 25

Silver City/Grant County

Estate Planning — Proper estate planning from the Gila Regional Medical Center Foundation. The workshop will be presented by the Grant County-based firm of Lopez, Dietzel & Perkins, experts in estate planning, family law, probate, personal injury and real estate needs. 1:30 p.m. Free. Southwest Bone and Joint Institute, 1268 E. 32nd St., 538-4138.

Bayard Farmers' Market — 3-6 p.m. Lion's Club, 808 Tom Foy Blvd. (Hwy. 180). 313-6883.

Peter & Michele — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Deming

Blues with Bob Macon — 6-8 p.m. Mimbres Valley Brewing Company, 200 S. Gold Ave.

Thursday 26

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Farmers' Market — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Gwyneth & Monko — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bob Einweck — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Reducing Test-taking Anxiety with Emotional Freedom Technique — Rossanna and George Massey. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 27

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Blues Festival — Through May 29. Kick-off dance with The Coolers. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $12. Mimbres Region Arts Council. Buffalo Dance Hall, Bullard St. www.mimbresarts.org/blues_home.html

Amos Torres — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St.

Art & Function — Exhibit opening. 6-8 p.m. Leyba & Ingalls Art, 315 Bullard St., 388-5725, www.leybaingallsarts.com

Art for Your Yard — Also May 28. Opening reception. Artist Mark Bowen. 4-7 p.m. Copper Quail Gallery, Texas & Yankie, 388-2646.

Balance and Fall Risk — Presentation by Debbie Elster, physical therapist for GRMC Rehabilitation Center. Refreshments. 1 p.m. Free. GRMC Conference Room, 1313 E. 32d St., 538-4870, www.grmc.org

CW Ayon — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Memorial Day Rummage Sale — Through May 28. Proceeds will be used to help pay for urgent repairs to the lodge. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 536-2997.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Jane Eyre — Through June 2. This newest adaptation is both faithful to Charlotte Bronte's classic and distinctively original. A blend of girl-to-woman rites of passage, supernatural/psychological paranoia, tragic love and English accents, the film is anything but trendy, anchored by Mia Wasikowska as the strong and smart Eyre. In English/French, with subtitles. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $5 seniors, students and MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

The Great Conversation — Religious Fanaticism at Home and Abroad: What fuels it and what are the effects. 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Saturday 28

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Blues Festival — Through May 29. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kat Crosby Band; 2-3:15 p.m. Continental Blues Band; 3:45-5 p.m. SHRI; 5:30-7 p.m. Reba Russell Band; 7:30-9 p.m. Zac Harmon. 12:30-9 p.m. Free. Mimbres Region Arts Council. Gough Park. www.mimbresarts.org/blues_home.html

Post-Fest Jam — Part of the Silver City Blues Festival. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $12. Buffalo Dance Hall. www.mimbresarts.org/blues_home.html

Art for Your Yard — See May 27. 4-7 p.m. Copper Quail Gallery, Texas & Yankie, 388-2646.

CW Ayon — Buckhorn Saloon, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Eric Montoya — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Yankie Creek Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St.

Fort Bayard Tour — Tour and heliograph presentation. 9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, 388-4477.

Loose Blues Band — 8 p.m. Isaac's, 200 N. Bullard St.

Memorial Day Rummage Sale — See May 27. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 536-2997.

Silver City Farmers' Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mainstreet Plaza, North Bullard between 7th and 8th. 388-2343, www.silvercityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Birding Tour — Join a park volunteer on a guided tour. Learn about the birds that are in Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park. Bring binoculars, water, closed-toed shoes and sunscreen. 7:30 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Picacho Nostalgia District Sale — Through May 30. Dealer stock sidewalk reduction and parking lot sale. Visit the antique shops along Picacho Avenue. Buy, sell and trade. Free appraisals. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Picacho District. 526-8624, 524-4203.

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival — Through May 30. Visitors can sample wine from the many New Mexico wineries as well as enjoy live entertainment and local vendors. Music by Cadillac Kings and Guitar Slim. 12-6 p.m. $15. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, I-10 exit 13, 522-1232, www.snmwinefestival.com

Stefan George — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

The Gila Monster and Other Endangered Animals — Come see a real Gila monster. Richard Quick from the Museum of Natural History will share his knowledge about Gila monsters. Learn how we can help keep Gila monsters and other endangered animals from becoming extinct. 10 a.m. $5 per vehicle. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

The Messenger — One of 2009's best-reviewed films, this is a privileged glimpse into people's private pain, a drama shot with the simplicity and immediacy of a documentary. It stars Woody Harrelson, as an officer who specializes in informing military families of the loss of a loved one, and Ben Foster, as a sergeant forced into the assignment. Samantha Morton plays a war widow with whom the young sergeant strikes up a friendship. Free admission for veterans. CineMatinee. 1:30 p.m. $4, $1 MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

Walk the El Camino Real — Join Jean Fulton and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association (CARTA) for a half-day excursion on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, one of the most pristine lengths of the historic 1,600-mile trail. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and a hat; bring water, sunscreen and binoculars. Call for meeting place. 8 a.m. Free. 522-5552, www.wildmesquite.org

Sunday 29

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Blues Festival — 12-1 p.m. C.W. Ayon; 1:30-2:30 p.m. Big Jim Adam and John Stilwagen; 3-4:30 p.m. The Pleasure Pilots; 5-6:30 p.m. Harry Manx. 12-6:30 p.m. Free. Mimbres Region Arts Council. Gough Park. www.mimbresarts.org/blues_home.html

Pancake Breakfast — Breakfast will include a choice of three different varieties of pancakes (traditional, banana, blueberry), as well as bacon or sausage, juice and coffee, tea, hot chocolate or milk. Proceeds will be used to help pay for urgent repairs to the lodge. 9-11 a.m. $5. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ciclovia Health Event — Bike riding, walking, jogging, dancing, aerobics, gymnastics and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

Music in the Park — Mayor's Jazz Fest. A 14-week musical extravaganza of jazz, rhythm and blues, mariachi, classical, country, Tejano, bluegrass, new wave and pop among others, performed by local, regional and nationally recognized artist. Wycliffe Gordon (jazz) and Greg Adams (jazz) will be performing. 6 p.m. Free. Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., 541-2200.

Picacho Nostalgia District Sale — See May 28. Through May 30. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Picaho District, 526-8624, 524-4203.

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival — See May 28. Through May 30. Music by the Mixx band and Josh Grider. 12-6 p.m. $15. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, I-10 exit 13, 522-1232, www.snmwinefestival.com

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — Hike with a ranger to the source of the sands. Learn about the formation of the dunes and the special plants and animals that live in and around the dunes. Reservations required and accepted one month in advance of tour date. 5 p.m. $1.50-#3. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Monday Memorial Day 30

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Made in New Mexico Westerns — Part three, featuring clips from 20 westerns that were made in New Mexico from 1942-2006, including a snip from an ultra-rare locally made 1966 film shot in the Organ Mountains, along with clips from other movies filmed around the state. Did you know that Lucille Ball, Errol Flynn, Gene Autry, Richard Pryor and Angelica Huston all made westerns filmed here? See these stars and more at the 95-minute (approximately) presentation, featuring live narration and an opportunity for questions and answers afterward. CineMatinee. 12 p.m. $4, $2 MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, www.mesillavalleyfilm.org

Picacho Nostalgia District Sale — See May 28. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Picaho District, 526-8624, 524-4203.

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival — See May 28. Music by Billy Townes and The Liars. 12-6 p.m. $15; $3 discount for active duty and retired military with ID. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, I-10 exit 13, 522-1232, www.snmwinefestival.com

Tuesday 31

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — 3:30-6:30 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211 in Gila. 535-2729.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

The Great Conversation — The Will of the People: What does it take to find a unified voice? 6-7:30 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

 

JUNE

Wednesday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo — Through June 4. High-flying bull riding, fast riding and roping and more. The 21st annual rodeo competition features some of the nation's toughest cowboys and toughest bulls. "Boys and the Bulls" night. Mutton Bustin' at 7:30 p.m., rodeo at 8 p.m. Shuttle from First New Mexico Bank parking lot 6-7:45 p.m. $11 in advance at Circle Heart in Silver City and Circle S in Deming, $16 at gate. Southwest Horesemen's Arena, Hwy. 180 E & Cabellero Road. 534-5030.

Bayard Farmers' Market — 3-6 p.m. Lion's Club, 808 Tom Foy Blvd. (Hwy. 180). 313-6883.

Thursday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo — Through June 4. See June 1. Family night, "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" night. Exceptional Rodeo at 6:45 p.m., Mutton Bustin' at 7:30 p.m., rodeo at 8 p.m. Shuttle from First New Mexico Bank parking lot 6-7:45 p.m. $11 in advance at Circle Heart in Silver City and Circle S in Deming, $16 at gate. Southwest Horesemen's Arena, Hwy. 180 E & Cabellero Road. 534-5030.

Mimbres Farmers' Market — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Friday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo — Through June 4. See June 1. PRCA Rodeo. Mutton Bustin' at 7:30 p.m., rodeo at 8 p.m. Shuttle from First New Mexico Bank parking lot 6-7:45 p.m. $11 in advance at Circle Heart in Silver City and Circle S in Deming, $16 at gate. Southwest Horesemen's Arena, Hwy. 180 E & Cabellero Road. 534-5030.

Conservatory of Dance — Hooray for Hollywood, Evening at the Ballet, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Piquita. Lots of little dancers and beautiful costumes. 6:30 p.m.$5 adults, $3 ages 11 and under and seniors. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-5865, 534-4324, ConvsDance@aol.com

First Fridays Downtown — Stores open late. Free live music and special events. Downtown Silver City, www.SilverCityMainStreet.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Avanit! or a Very Uncomplicated Girl — Through June 17. A witty comedy about an American man whose father has been in an accident in Rome. By Samuel Taylor, directed by Joe Pfeiffer. 8 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Downtown Ramble — Do the Main Street Downtown Ramble through galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Enjoy art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments and more. 5-7 p.m. Free. Downtown Mall, 523-2950.

Old World New World Exhibit — Through June 25. Mixed media works by San Diego and El Paso-based artist Roberto Salas. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Sunset Nature Walk — Join a staff scientist for a stroll along the Desert Discovery Trail to enjoy the best part of the day. Watch the colors change in the Jornada Basin as animals head home for the night and the stars make their first appearance of the night. 7 p.m. Free. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada Rd., 524-3334, www.asombro.org

Saturday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo — See June 1. PRCA Rodeo. Mutton Bustin' at 7:30 p.m., rodeo at 8 p.m. Shuttle from First New Mexico Bank parking lot 6-7:45 p.m. $11 in advance at Circle Heart in Silver City and Circle S in Deming, $16 at gate. Southwest Horesemen's Arena, Hwy. 180 E & Cabellero Road. 534-5030.

Silver City Farmers' Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mainstreet Plaza, North Bullard between 7th and 8th. 388-2343, www.silvercityfarmersmarket.blogspot.com

A Weekend of Making Paper and a Lamp Too — Through June 5. Two-day class. $60 non-members, $50 SWFAC members. The Common Thread, 107 W. Broadway, 538-5733, www.fiberartscollective.org

Studio 54 Dance Party — Buckhorn Opera House, Pinos Altos, 538-9911, www.buckhornsaloonandoperahouse.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Avanit! or a Very Uncomplicated Girl — See June 3. Through June 17. 8 p.m. $7-10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

If I Had a Hammer — Through June 5. Two-day workshop will focus on proper use of hand tools and basic bench techniques of the jeweler's studio including layout, design, drilling, piercing, sawing and filing. Each student will complete a project to take home. Demonstrations on the use of tools will be given in steps along the way to the completion of a final project. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $155 includes materials. Elkin Studio Jewelers, 1950 Calle del Norte F2, 635-2025, www.elkinjewelers.com

Sunset Nature Walk — See June 3. 7 p.m. Free. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, 56501 N. Jornada Rd., 524-3334, www.asombro.org

The Lonesome Heroes — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Sunday 5

Silver City/Grant County

24 Club Home Tour — Fundraiser for variety of community services and scholarships. 1-4 p.m. $15 at Manzanita Ridge, Legacy Home and Curious Kumquat. Tickets limited. Christy 538-7907, Paula 538-2755, Jan 534-4611.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Avanit! or a Very Uncomplicated Girl — See June 3. Through June 17. 2 p.m. $7-$10. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Music in the Park — La Cella Bella (chamber music) and Sounds of Brazil (Latin jazz/sambas). 7 p.m. Free. Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave, 541-2200.

Monday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Nothing Scheduled.

Tuesday 7

Silver City/Grant County

Artists Lecture Series. Cathi Jefferson, Canadian ceramist, discusses her artwork and process. Mimbres Regional Art Council, Western Institute for Lifelong Learning, and WNMU Expressive Arts Department. 6:30 p.m. Free. WNMU McCray Hall.

Gila Farmers' Market — 3:30-6:30 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211 in Gila. 535-2729.

Wednesday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Bayard Farmers' Market — 3-6 p.m. Lion's Club, 808 Tom Foy Blvd. (Hwy. 180). 313-6883.

Thursday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Farmers' Market — 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mimbres Valley Roundup Lodge, 94 Aklin Hill Road, 536-3335.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

History Notes — Discussion about artist Georgia O'Keefe with Dr. Stacy Schultz. 1-2 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Leo Rondeau — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.



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