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OCTOBER

Tuesday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 3-6 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Every Other Tuesday — Blues Messiah. Neo-classic rock. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 2

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch and Learn — The public is invited free of charge to Western Institute for Lifelong Learning's (WILL) noon lecture series. This session features Craig Freas, talking about "Steelhead Backroads: Spring Fly Fishing for Steelhead Trout in Northern British Columbia." 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Swimming and Diving — 4 p.m. NMSU Swimming and Diving Complex.

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo — State Fair has something for everyone; a midway, an auction, food, music, livestock shows and a cowboy rode. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 524-8603, snmstatefairgrounds.net

Thursday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Brown Bag Program — Railroads of Southwestern New Mexico: Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon RR. 24 with Joe Gill. 12-1 p.m. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Thursdays. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 14 Hwy. 35, 574-7674.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Sangria, live music. 7-10 p.m. Free. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Dan Lambert — From El Paso. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Rascal Flatts — The Band Perry. Featuring Cassadee Pope from "The Voice." 7:30 p.m. $49.50 and up. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo — Through Oct. 6. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 524-8603, snmstatefairgrounds.net

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society — Monthly meeting. Tom Shelley presents on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Mined Lands Reclamation/Wildlife Habitat in Grant County. 7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Downtown Ramble — Main Street Downtown Ramble through galleries, shops, businesses and restaurants. Art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, open mic opportunities, shopping, refreshments and more. 5-7 p.m.

La Camioneta — Through Oct. 10. Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted and resurrected as the brightly colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Lunchtime Yoga — Fridays. 12 p.m. $12. Downtown Desert Yoga, 126 S. Downtown Main St.

Portals of the Heart and Mind — Artist reception. A group of women artists explore and give thanks to the experiences of their life's journey and the many transitions that have enriched their art and how they live their lives. The collective work is done in oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, clay and fiber. 5-7 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Project Postcard — Opening reception. Original, postcard-sized works of arts. NMSU Gallery, DW Williams Hall, University Ave, 646-5423, artglry@nmsu.edu

Red — Through Oct. 13. Famed Painter Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, but now faces the challenge of creating work that lives up to its promise and price tag. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

RGT Live! — Open Mic. 7-9 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo — Through Oct. 6. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 524-8603, snmstatefairgrounds.net

The Color or Pie Town — Exhibit opening. Thirty-seven of Russell Lee's iconic color photographs of Pie Town, NM, will be on display. Lee captured life in this small Catron County town in 1940. At the time Lee was a 36-year-old photographer for the Historical Section of the US Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lee photographed every facet of life in Pie Town, which reminded him of an old frontier town. Lee's photographs were published in October 1941 in a camera-magazine article entitled "Life on the American Frontier - 1941 Style." They helped establish Lee's career as a documentary photographer. Neither Lee nor Pie Town would ever be the same. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Whole Enchilada Softball Invitational — Through Oct. 6. Three men's and three women's divisions. USSSA Slow Pitch Softball Tournament. Hadley Athletic Complex.

Saturday 5

Silver City/Grant County

8th Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — Mimbres Valley stories and poetry, kids' activities, farmers' market, arts and crafts fair, locally prepared food, greenhouse tours and workshops, raffle. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free health fair and water testing, 9 a.m.-2 p.m Free. San Lorenzo School, Hwy. 35, 536-9337, mimbresharvestfest.com

Community Arts and Crafts Street Fair/Market — Saturdays. Local handmade artwork. Live music, artists, food, entertainment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 703 N. Bullard, 313-6468.

Complete Dinner: Greece — Class limited to eight students. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m. Shevek & Co., 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168, contact@silver-eats.com

WNMU Football vs. Colorado School of Mines — Homecoming. 1:30 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 1-4 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Gila Monster Gran Fondo — Challenge yourself and pick one of four distances to ride your bicycle in the beauty of the Gila National Forest along the iconic Tour of the Gila "Gila Monster" course. The timed rides will have rest stations along the way, roving sag wagons, and will end in Pinos Altos where a fiesta will be happening. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $50. 590-0203, tourofthegila.com

Harry Benjamin Art Auction — Auctioning "Palisades at Little Cherry Creek." Includes bidding privileges, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Benefits Mimbres Region Arts Council. 6 p.m. $40. Bear Mountain Lodge. 538-2505, www.mimbresarts.org

October Fiesta — Loose Blues Band, family activities, food, arts and crafts for sale. Benefits volunteer fire department. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Main Street, Pinos Altos (757) 574-8394.

Silver City Farmers' Market — Saturdays. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mainstreet Plaza, N. Bullard at 7th St., 654-4104.

Stars-N-Parks — Venus is low in the west. Neptune and Uranus are in the east. The Sagittarius Milky Way is past the meridian. The fall constellations are rising. M31 is available for observation. 7:55 p.m. City of Rocks State Park, astro-npo.org

The Princess Bride — Cult Classic Film Series. 5:30 pm. Silco Theater, 311 N. Bullard St., 534-9005, www.silcotheater.com

Toy Express — Grand opening. A seasonal toy shop by Guadalupe Montessori School. Featuring new and gently used high-quality toys and games. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. GMS Toy Express, 110 W. Broadway, 388-3343.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Cultural Bazaar — The focus will be on the many diverse cultures represented in our neighborhoods. Multi-cultural celebration. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Mesilla Jazz Happening — Through Oct. 6. Swinging into historic Old Mesilla at the Mercado Plaza and on the Historic Plaza. The Plazas will host free live jazz music at two venues. A special Wine Garden at each venue featuring eight New Mexico wineries will provide wine tasting. Horse-drawn wagons will offer free transportation between the Mercado and the historic plaza. Old Mesilla Plaza, 526-2620, mesillanm.gov/tourism.

NMSU Volleyball vs. Idaho — 12 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Ray Tarantino — From Nashville. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Red — See Oct. 4. Through Oct. 13. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Shelley Black's Solo Exhibition — Exhibit through Oct. 26. Artist's reception. 6-8 p.m. Adobe Patio Gallery,1765 Avenida de Mercado, 640-8328, adobepatiogallery.com

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo — Through Oct. 6. Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 524-8603, snmstatefairgrounds.net

Vermiculture Workshop — MVM Farm Manager Lori Garton. Vermiculture is the process of composting with worms. Learn to recycle kitchen waste and create your own vermicast. In addition, you'll learn to create a safe, healthy habitat for your worms. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20, $15 members. MVM Farm, 2653 Snow Road, 523-0436.

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. Journey through the park on a ranger-led hike. Explore the Bosque; learn about native wildlife and plants. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sun protections. Binoculars are always a bonus. 2:30 p.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Bird Walks — Saturdays. With members of local Audubon Society and park volunteers. No reservations needed. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring or borrow park binoculars. 7:30 a.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Chloride

Monte Cristo Birthday Bash — On the New Mexico Fiber Arts Trail, home to the works of approximately 30 local artisans. See Arts Exposure section. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monte Cristo Gift Shop and Gallery, 743-0493, montecristogallery@windstream.net

Radium Springs

Music in the Stars — Enjoy an evening of music by local talents followed by a night of stargazing with the park's new observatory. Park rangers and volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to guide you through the universe. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Park entrance fee. Leasburg Dam State Park, 12712 State Park Road, 524-4068, emnrd.state.nm.us.

Sunday 6

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bones of New Mexico — Deming sculptor Diana LeMarbe and Las Cruces photograper Mel Stone joint exhibit. Opening reception. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian-Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano.

Rio Grande Ramblers — Mostly original tunes in the folk music tradition. 6 p.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

NMSU Volleyball vs. Seattle U — 12 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

NMSU Women's Soccer vs Grand Canyon University — 1 p.m. NMSU Soccer Fields.

Red — See Oct. 4. Through Oct. 13. 2 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Southern New Mexico State Fair & Rodeo — Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 524-8603, snmstatefairgrounds.net

Sunday Growers' Market — Sundays. Featuring fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, water-wise desert plants, sustainable crafts and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. Journey through the park on a ranger-led hike. Explore the Bosque; learn about native wildlife and plants. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sun protections. Binoculars are always a bonus. 2:30 p.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Monday 7

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dowtown Charrette Kick-Off — A charrette is a focused and intensive set of planning and design exercises. The result of a charrette is a well-vetted set of recommended goals, policies and implementation priorities. Some charrette discussion topics will include revisiting downtown plans, economic development, urban design and plaza and callecitas. 6 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Tuesday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 3-6 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Roots — Also Oct. 10. Root dishes and recipes. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

NMSU Aggie Women's Golf Team — Through Oct. 10. "Give Em Five" Invitational.

Deming

Southwest New Mexico Fair — Through Oct. 13. Deming Fair Grounds, Country Club Road, 546-5255.

Wednesday 9

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch and Learn — Jim Kelly on "Real Legends Behind Some Fictional Ones." 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Film Las Cruces — Trailers for locally made films are screened alongside short films by student filmmakers, followed by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and industry news as it pertains to our area. 7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Thursday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Danny Reyes — MRAC Artist Lecture Series. Jazz studies professor. History of Jazz. 6:30 p.m. Free. WNMU Parotti Hall, 538-2505, mimbresarts.org

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — "Gold Panning" by David Rinch. Bring serviceware and a dish to share. Potluck. 6 p.m. Senior Center, Victoria St. 534-1393, rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Thursdays. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 14 Hwy. 35, 574-7674.

Roots — See Oct. 8. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Co-Op Community Room, 520 N. Bullard St., 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

WNMU Volleyball vs. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs — 7 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. Mike D'Arcy DJ. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Bourbon Legend — Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

History Notes: Cottonwood Pueblo — This presentation focuses on the NMSU Archaeological Field School's current research at Cottonwood Pueblo, one of the largest El Paso Phase villages in the Jornada Mogollon region. The site was first documented in the 1930s by Herbert Yeo and is located approximately 20 miles of north of Las Cruces on the western flanks of the San Andres Mountains. The site holds great potential for revealing information about environmental change in late prehistory, movements of different ethnic groups and the rise of new religious movements. 1-2 p.m. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Red — See Oct. 4. Through Oct. 13. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Women Marked for History — Authors Phil Archuletta and Rosanne Roberts Archuletta will present their book, which celebrates New Mexico's history-making women. This book is a culmination of four years of exploration into the lives of women who contributed to the people and communities of New Mexico. They excelled in many fields, including community and government, education, military, business, healing arts and medicine, entertainment, cultural preservation and the arts. The husband-and-wife team will sign copies of their book after their presentation. 7 p.m. $2. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Deming

Southwest New Mexico Fair — Through Oct. 13. Deming Fair Grounds, Country Club Road, 546-5255.

Friday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Red Dot Gallery Weekend — Through Oct. 14. A free weekend of gallery browsing, special art openings, demonstrations, food, music, children's exhibits and more, based on the theme "Countries Around the World." Mural tour; meet at Leyba & Ingalls Arts at 3:30 p.m. Seedboat Gallery presents art and a narrative slide show by Paula Wittner, 6-8 p.m. See story in Arts Exposure section. Downtown Silver City. 313-9631, www.silvercitygalleries.com

WNMU Volleyball vs. Regis University — 7 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WILL Community Program — Gail Rubin's "Laughing in the Face of Death: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die." Rubin assures us that just as talking about sex won't make you pregnant, talking about funerals won't make you dead — and those who love you will benefit from the conversation. 7 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Blue Jasmine — Through Oct. 17. A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love.... Director: Woody Allen. Stars: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Downtown Charrette Closing & Public Comment — 6:30 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Heroes — Through Oct. 27. By Gerard Sibleyras. The play tells of three old men plotting their escape from an old soldiers' home. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Red — See Oct. 4. Through Oct. 13. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Deming

Southwest New Mexico Fair — Through Oct. 13. Deming Fair Grounds, Country Club, 546-5255.

Saturday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Baxter Black — Popular cowboy poet and humorist. Madam Millie, too. Fundraiser for Silver City Museum. 6:30 p.m. $25. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.

Big Ditch Crickets Community Dance — 7-10 p.m. Old Elks Lodge, 315 N. Texas St.

Community Arts and Crafts Street Fair/Market — Saturdays. Local handmade artwork. Live music, artists, food, entertainment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 703 N. Bullard, 313-6468.

Craft Class — Dream catcher. Limited to 10 crafters. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $5. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Esther Jamison Demonstration — Portrait demonstration. Refreshments, live music. 2-6:30 p.m. Tatiana Maria Gallery, Bullard.

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 1-4 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Fiddling Friends and Big Ditch Crickets — Live music. 12:15-2 p.m. Yada Yada Yarn.

Red Dot Gallery Weekend — Through Oct. 14. Gallery Walk from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and gallery openings beginning at 3 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy music and food from different countries, along with surprise events. See story in Arts Exposure section. Downtown Silver City. 313-9631, www.silvercitygalleries.com

Silver City Farmers' Market — Saturdays. Harvest Pie Contest. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mainstreet Plaza, N. Bullard at 7th St., 654-4104.

WNMU Volleyball vs. Metro State University — 7 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Intensive Tile-Making Class — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kate Brown Pottery & Tile, Mimbres, 536-9935, katebrown@gilanet.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

4th Annual Cruisin' for Critters Motorcycle Rally — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 per rider, $12 per person at the door for after-party only at Blue Moon Bar. Las Cruces Motor Sports, 2125 S. Valley Dr. 621-4942.

Dia de los Muertos Potters' Guild Exhibit — Opening celebration. 4-6 p.m. Mesquite Art Gallery, 304 N. Mesquite St., 524-1146.

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Jefferson Jones — Bluegrass. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262, mesillanm.gov/tourism.

Red — See Oct. 4. Through Oct. 13. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Deming

Holy Family Fall Festival — 8 a.m. Holy Family Church Hall, 615 S. Copper, 544-2195.

Southwest New Mexico Fair — Through Oct. 13. Deming Fair Grounds, Country Club, 546-5255.

Sunday 13

Silver City/Grant County

Red Dot Gallery Weekend — Through Oct. 14. Gallery walk from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., followed by a raffle drawing at 4 p.m. at Seedboat Gallery. Raffle tickets are free with each purchase of art during the weekend, before the raffle, and prizes will be on view at Seedboat. See story in Arts Exposure section. Downtown Silver City. 313-9631, www.silvercitygalleries.com

Advanced Tile Workshop — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Kate Brown Pottery & Tile, Mimbres, 536-9935, katebrown@gilanet.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Broadway Rocks: A Choral Revue — Also Oct. 20. Re-creating some of the greatest hits of the last 20 years. 2:30 p.m. $10. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Mariachi Sundays on the Plaza — 4- 6 p.m. Free. Old Mesilla Plaza, 525-1735, lascrucesmariachi.org

Red — See Oct. 4. 2 p.m. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, nmsutheatre.com

Sunday Growers' Market — Sundays. Featuring fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, water-wise desert plants, sustainable crafts and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Deming

Southwest New Mexico Fair — Deming Fair Grounds, Country Club Road, 546-5255.

Monday 14 Columbus Day

Silver City/Grant County

Red Dot Gallery Weekend — Gallery walk, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and mural tour meeting at Leyba & Ingalls Arts at 2 p.m. At 1 p.m. at the Hub, prizes will be awarded for works in a children's art exhibit on view all weekend in downtown storefronts. See story in Arts Exposure section. Downtown Silver City. 313-9631, www.silvercitygalleries.com

Widowed Persons Service — Gordon Mitchell talking about reverse mortgage. 11 a.m. $10 includes lunch. Glad Tidings Church, 537-3643.

Tuesday 15

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 3-6 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

The Diamonds — Rock and roll. Grant County Community Concert Association. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 students to age 17. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater, 538-5862, gcconcerts.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Every Other Tuesday — O & Co. Traditional and contemporary bluegrass. 6:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Wednesday 16

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch and Learn — This session features Frost McGahey and highlights Shakespeare's sonnets, with readings. 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight — Conference. 7 a.m. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Thursday 17

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Thursdays. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 14 Hwy. 35, 574-7674.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — Jim Helder Septet. Live music. 7-10 p.m. $7. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Eat Smart Live Well — Ways you can boost your immune system through natural supplements and by eating right. 5-6 p.m. Free, $3 non-members. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Missy Raines & The New Hip — With the Hard Road Trio. Both straight-ahead bluegrass and more progressive forms of music. 7-9 p.m. $15-$20. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings and Creative Harmony — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Tiffany Christopher — Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Vegan Support Group — 7-8 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Friday 18

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Native Plant Society — Patrick Alexander will give a presentation on "Gypsophilia: An Introduction to Gypsum and the Plants That Call It Home." Alexander will talk about what it is, where it is and why it has weird plants on it and introduce a few of the plants found only on gypsum, including a new species discovered about a month ago. 7 p.m. Free. WNMU Harlan Hall, gilanps.org

Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault — Delmhorst is a talented musical artist who always manages to balance the gravity of her musical roots with an original, fresh, expressiveness. Foucault has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, and played with Greg Brown, Gillian Welch, Todd Snider, Chris Smither and Rosanne Cash. MRAC Indie/Folk Series. 7:30 p.m. $20. Buckhorn Opera House, Pinos Altos, www.mimbresarts.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Empty Bowls — The Potters' Guild of Las Cruces makes over 1,000 bowls, local restaurants donate soup, and ticket-holders enjoy a soup lunch and take home a handmade pottery bowl. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $18, $15 in advance. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs. 524-1146, 525-3831, www.pottersguildlc.com, www.elcaldito.com

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

NMASA Monster Ball Girls Fastpitch Softball Tournament — Through Oct. 20. 10U-18U/ Maag Park.

The Hunt — Through Oct. 24. A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

White Sands

Full Moon Bike Ride — Take a leisurely bike ride through the monument. No cars allowed in the monument during the event. Reservations required. 8 p.m. $2.50-$5. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Saturday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmers' Market — Saturdays. Music by Big Ditch Crickets & The Irish Group of County Grant 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mainstreet Plaza, N. Bullard at 7th St., 654-4104.

Community Arts and Crafts Street Fair/Market — Saturdays. Local handmade artwork. Live music, artists, food, entertainment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 703 N. Bullard, 313-6468.

WNMU Football vs. Western State Colorado University — 12 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 1-4 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society — Field trip to Pie Town. 388-2010.

PEO Purse and Silent Auctions — Fundraiser for PEO Foundation Scholarship. 12-4 p.m. $10. First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1915 N. Swan St., 534-9371.

PSA Testing — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. GRMC Lab, 1313 E. 32nd St., 388-1198 ext. 10.

Art and Wine — Local artists, musicians perform throughout the day. Food by Acosto Farm. Wines from La Esperanza. 1-6 p.m. La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery, 100 DelaO in Sherman, Mimbres, (505) 259-9523, (505) 238 6252.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Crossroad City Derby — Roller derby. Home team bout — Red Robin. 6 p.m. $8-$10. Meerschedit Center Complex, 1605 E. Hadley, 528-1246, crossroadscityderbydolls.com

Desert Baby-wearers — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Las Cruces Toss No Mas — Join good people doing great things by beautifying our neighborhoods, parks and schools. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Dream Center, 1400 N. 6th St., 528-4508, las-cruces.org/KLCB

NMSU Aggies Football vs. Rice — Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night. 6 p.m. $13-$30. NMSU Aggies Memorial Stadium, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Men's Basketball Crimson and White Game — Pan-Am Center. nmstatesports.com

Smuggled — With special guest documentary filmmaker Ramon Hamilton, who will lead a Q&A after the screening. The story of a nine-year-old boy and his mother as the couple are smuggled into the US in a compartment underneath a tour bus. Unfortunately, the journey doesn't go as planned and a new destiny awaits Miguel and his mother. English/Spanish with English subtitles. 1:30 p.m. $6, $5 MVFS members. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

There Is No Mountain — From Portland. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Deming

Tumbleweed Rob & The Southwestern Junction — 2-4 p.m. Morgan Hall, 110 E. Pine.

White Sands

Full Moon Nights — Listen to music, learn about the monument, and enjoy the beauty of moonlit dunes. 6:30 p.m. $3. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Sunday 20

Silver City/Grant County

3rd Annual Pie/Cake Auction — Benefits Bridge Community. Entertainment by Jericho. 4-6 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1900 Swan St. 538-5754.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Broadway Rocks: A Choral Revue — See Oct. 13. 7 p.m. $10. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Compassion & Choices — 1:30-3 p.m. Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Roadrunner Room, Second Floor. 527-8432, jnaomiscott@comcast.net

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Mark Courtney, Crossed Roots and Eddy Harrison — 6-8 p.m. $5 park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Sunday Growers' Market — Sundays. Featuring fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, water-wise desert plants, sustainable crafts and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Deming

85th Annual Klobase & BBQ — Traditional klobase, BBQ, potato salad, beans and coleslaw with homemade desserts and refreshments available, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hourly prize drawings, raffle, door prizes, bingo 12-5 p.m. $8 per plate. Courthouse Park, 700 S. Silver, 546-9783.

Hillsboro

Tumbleweed Rob and the Southwest Junction — Acoustic roots music. 3-5 p.m. $5 donation. Hillsboro Community Center, Elenora Street.

Monday 21

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 22

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 3-6 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Town and Country Garden Club — Nancy Owen Lewis will present the program, "Chasing the Cure in New Mexico, The Lungers and their Legacy." Refreshments served. 1 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 388-1705.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

NMSU Men's Golf — Herb Wimberley Intercollegiate Tournament.

Wednesday 23

Silver City/Grant County

WILL Lunch and Learn — "Great Issues of Our Time: Who's Better, Dogs or Cats?" Presenters are Dr. Lawrence (Black Larry) McDaniel, retired veterinarian and wilderness legend, and Victoria York, volunteer and board member at the High Desert Humane Society and Animal Shelter for the last 12 years, and cat lover and advocate extraordinaire. 12 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 12th & Kentucky, 538-6835, will-learning.com, info@will-learning.com

Thursday 24

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Thursdays. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 14 Hwy. 35, 574-7674.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — CDs. Mike D'Arcy DJ. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Eat Smart Live Well — Cooking class featuring easy and delicious ways to boost your immune system, including how to create your own fire cider tincture. 5-6 p.m. Free, $3 non-members. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 7 p.m. $8. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Jeremiah Sammartano — From Los Angeles. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

NMSU Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon University — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Friday 25

Silver City/Grant County

Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra — MRAC Performance Series. Focusing on classics by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. The featured soloist will be award-winning violinist Philippe Quint. $25. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-2505, lacrucessymphony.com, mimbresarts.org

Non-Profit Resource Conference — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. RSVP. Business & Conference Center, 3031 Hwy. 180 E., www.research.net/s/SWRnonprofit

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ghosts of the Past — Through Oct. 26. This unique living history experience transports visitors of all ages to a variety of eras in New Mexico history. Over a dozen historical characters interact with visitors on indoor and outdoor evening tours. 6-8 p.m. $5, $2 for children. $4, $1 for children if purchased in advance. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Museum Hours — Through Oct. 31. When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. Director: Jem Cohen. Stars: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits. Nightly 7:30 p.m., Sat. 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. $7 regular, $6 seniors and students, $5 MVFS members, children and Weds. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

NMSU Women's Soccer vs Seattle U — 3 p.m. NMSU Soccer Fields. nmstatesports.com

Saturday 26

Silver City/Grant County

Ghost Crawl — Storytelling class taught by WNMU associate professor Ann Marie Elder. Children of all ages and families will find the museum's courtyard full of ghosts from Silver City's past. Each ghost will tell their tale along the ghost tales scavenger hunt. Complete the hunt and be rewarded with a treat. 2-4 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Community Arts and Crafts Street Fair/Market — Saturdays. Local handmade artwork. Live music, artists, food, entertainment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 703 N. Bullard, 313-6468.

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 1-4 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

WNMU Cross Country vs. RMAC Championships — wnmumustangs.com

Silver City Farmers' Market — Saturdays. Farm2Chef, with tastings at 10 a.m. Loose Blues Band, classic blues, folk and rock, 9-11 a.m. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Mainstreet Plaza, N. Bullard at 7th St., 654-4104.

Stars-N-Parks — Venus is low in the west. Neptune and Uranus are in the east. The Sagittarius Milky Way is past the meridian. The fall constellations are rising. M31 is available for observation. 7:30 p.m. City of Rocks State Park, astro-npo.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Book Signing — Ed Teja and J. Reid Beckett will be signing copies of their book The Invention of Clay McKenzie. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. COAS Books, 317 N. Main St.

4th Annual Zombie Walk — For the past three years, the dead of Southwest New Mexico have risen up and taken over Main Street in downtown Las Cruces. This year promises to be even bigger and deader than ever, when the Do�a Ana Arts Council's 4th Annual Zombie Walk transforms Main Street into a virtual carnival of the dead. There will be prizes for the best living dead and other surprises. 5:45 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Ghosts of the Past — See Oct. 25. 6-8 p.m. $5, $2 for children. $4, $1 for children if purchased in advance. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Heroes — See Oct. 11. Through Oct. 27. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

Liv — From Dallas. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

NMSU Aggies Football vs. Abilene Christian — Homecoming and Senior Day. $13-30. NMSU Aggies Memorial Stadium, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Volleyball vs. Texas Pan American — 3 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Philippe Quint, Violin, Classics Two — Also Oct. 27. Las Cruces Symphony. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 North Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Columbus

Pancho's 8th Annual Car Show — Cars, motorcycles, food, music. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20-$25 per show vehicle. Pancho Villa State Park, S. Columbus Road, 531-2711, nmparks.com

Deming

Community-Wide Garage Sale — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Courthouse Park, 700 S. Silver, 546-2674.

Randy Huston, Deanna McCall and Jim Jones — Singers and cowboy poetry. 2 p.m. Morgan Hall, 110 E. Pine.

Psychic Faire — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 4815 Silver City Hwy. NW, jackasjunctionpublishing.com

Portal

Oktoberfest — This year's event will feature home-style German foods at the caf�, a bake sale with assorted cakes, pies, breads; a colorful community bazaar, music, and silent auction with more than 60 items and 12 specialty theme baskets. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Myrtle Kraft Portal Library, (520) 558-0096.

White Sands

Sunrise Photography — Join a ranger for an early program focused on amateur photography. Reservations are required two weeks in advance of the hike. 6:15 a.m. $3. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Sunday 27

Silver City/Grant County

Poetry Reading — Bonnie Maldonado. 2-3 p.m. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Heroes — See Oct. 11. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students and seniors over 65. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, no-strings.org

NMSU Women's Soccer vs. Idaho — 1 p.m. NMSU Soccer Fields.

Philippe Quint, Violin, Classics Two — Las Cruces Symphony. 3 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 North Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Sunday Growers' Market — Sundays. Featuring fresh produce, locally roasted coffee, water-wise desert plants, sustainable crafts and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436.

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — Hike with a ranger to the source of the sands and learn about the formation of the dunes. 10 a.m. $3, $1.50 children. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Monday 28

No events listed for this date.

Tuesday 29

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Farmers' Market — Tuesdays and Saturdays. 3-6 p.m. 414 Hwy. 211, 535-2729.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — Tuesdays. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5, NMSU students free with ID. 2251 Calle de Santiago, 620-0377.

Every Other Tuesday — 24/7 Blues Band. 6 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

NMSU Men's Basketball vs. Western New Mexico — Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu

Wednesday 30

No events listed for this date.

Thursday 31 Halloween

Silver City/Grant County

Mimbres Farmers' Market — Thursdays. 3:30-5:30 p.m. 14 Hwy. 35, 574-7674.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Big Band Dance Club — R. Thielman Band, live music. Halloween party. Prize for best costume. Finger-food. 7-10 p.m. $9, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504.

Shady Rest Band — From Austin. Live music. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525-6752.

Spider Baby — Annual "Almost Midnight Halloween Movie." Weirdo family who has a regressive gene, which, as they grow older, causes them to become more and more like monsters. 10 p.m. $2. Fountain Theatre, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, 524-8287, mesillavalleyfilm.org

Deming

Trunk or Treat — 5-8 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Granite, 546-2971.

 

NOVEMBER

Friday 1

Silver City/Grant County

Tasting Dinner — Six Day of the Dead- and Halloween-themed beers paired with Mediterranean foods. 6:30 p.m. Shevek & Co. Restaurant, 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168, contact@silver-eats.com

WNMU Volleyball vs. CSU-Pueblo — 7 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dia de los Muertos — Through Nov. 3. Celebrate the Day of the Dead with lots of music and food. Join the candlelight procession as the dead are remembered. Homemade altars are on display and a giant pi�ata is broken open. 2-7 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262, mesillanm.gov/tourism.

NMSU Women's Soccer vs. Utah Valley — 3 p.m. NMSU Soccer Fields.

Softball Championships — Though Nov. 3. Men's and Women's Division. Harty Softball Complex, Paz Park, Maag Park.

Saturday 2

Silver City/Grant County

5th Annual All Souls Trail Race — Rugged 5K and 10K trail races on Boston Hill. 9 a.m. La Capilla, 524-2902, mrgreendreams@msn.com

Craft Class — Pocket Shrine Adult Craft Class. Limited to six students. 12:30-4 p.m. $35, includes supplies. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Dia de los Muertos — Enjoy music, food, arts, crafts and children's activities that tell the story of this celebration. Feel free to participate in the public altars located throughout the district by leaving prayers or mementos for those no longer with us, or set up your own altar in the spaces provided in the street. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Yankie/Texas Arts District.

Fiddling Friends — 12:15-1 p.m. Alotta Gelato.

Stars-N-Parks — Venus is low in the west. Neptune and Uranus are in the east. The Sagittarius Milky Way is past the meridian. The fall constellations are rising. M31 is available for observation. 7:25 p.m. City of Rocks State Park, astro-npo.org

WNMU Football vs. Chadron State College — 12 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Guatemalan Mercado — The sale will feature an extensive selection of handmade weavings created by Guatemalan artisans and offered for sale by Sonia and Curt Porter, longtime vendors of Guatemalan textiles. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MRAC/Wells Fargo Bank Gallery, 1201 N Pope St., mimbresarts.org

WNMU Volleyball vs. New Mexico Highlands University — 7 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Composting Workshop — MVM Farm Manager Lori Garton will demonstrate how you can use free or low-cost resources to supply your soil with more nutrition, beneficial microbiology, water holding capacity and organic matter. You'll learn how to build and maintain a compost heap the right way to reap the many benefits of on-site composting. Registration required. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $20, $15 members. Mountain View Market Farm, 2653 Snow Road, Mesilla, 523-0436.

Dia de los Muertos — See Nov. 1. Through Nov. 3. 12-7 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262, mesillanm.gov/tourism.

High School Band Competition — $15. NMSU Aggies Memorial Stadium, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Swimming and Diving vs. Northern Colorado — 11:30 a.m.

Renaissance ArtsFaire — Through Nov. 3. Spend a weekend with kings and queens at the annual Renaissance ArtsFaire. Local, state and regional artisans gather to participate in a juried art show and exhibition. Arts and crafts are for sale accompanied by live theater, dancing, music and food, and all presented with a Renaissance theme. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. las-cruces-arts.org

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. Journey through the park on a ranger-led hike. Explore the Bosque; learn about native wildlife and plants. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sun protections. Binoculars are always a bonus. 2:30 p.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Bird Walks — Saturdays. With members of local Audubon Society and park volunteers. No reservations needed. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring or borrow park binoculars. 7:30 a.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Deming

Holiday Art Festival — Through Nov. 3. 9 a.m. Convention Center, 2300 E Pine St.

Psychic Faire — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 4815 Silver City Hwy. NW, jackasjunctionpublishing.com

Sunday 3 Daylight Savings Time Ends

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Dia de los Muertos — See Nov. 1. 12-5 p.m. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262, mesillanm.gov/tourism.

NMSU Women's Soccer vs. Bakersfield — 1 p.m. NMSU Soccer Fields.

Renaissance ArtsFaire — See Nov. 2. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. las-cruces-arts.org Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

Guided Hikes — Saturdays and Sundays. Journey through the park on a ranger-led hike. Explore the Bosque; learn about native wildlife and plants. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sun protections. Binoculars are always a bonus. 2:30 p.m. Park entrance fee. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, 5000 Calle de Norte, 523-4398.

Monday 4

Nothing listed for this date.

Tuesday 5

Nothing listed for this date.

Wednesday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Anthony Kearns — Ireland's finest tenor. 7:30 p.m. $20, $5 students to age 17. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater, 538-5862, gcconcerts.org

Thursday 7

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Volleyball vs UMKC — 7 p.m. Pan Am Center.

Friday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats from China — MRAC Performance Series. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. 7 p.m. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. mimbresart.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Into the Mind — Adventure Art Series. This is a story of rising to the ultimate challenge, having the courage to risk fatal exposure and the perseverance demanded on the quest for achievement. 6:30 p.m. $8. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

WAC Womens' Soccer Tournament — Though Nov. 10. NMSU soccer fields

Saturday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Complete Dinner: France — Cooking class limited to eight. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m. Shevek & Co., 602 N. Bullard St., 534-9168, contact@silver-eats.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Aggies Football vs. Boston College — $13-30. NMSU Aggies Memorial Stadium, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Volleyball vs. Chicago State — 7 p.m.

Veteran's Day Parade — City of Las Cruces. 9 a.m. Downtown Main Street.

Deming

Psychic Faire — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 4815 Silver City Hwy. NW, jackasjunctionpublishing.com

 



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