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APRIL

Tuesday 1 April Fool's Day

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bruce Carlson — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Gloria — Through April 3. A divorced woman in her late 50s recaptures her life in Sebastian Lelio's film. Lelio refuses to adopt the industry's ageist slant, presenting a woman (Paulina Garcia) of undisguised sexuality seeking to be the center of life for the man she loves. In Spanish with English subtitles. 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

Wednesday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Boston Hill Hike Talk — Grant County Trails Month begins. Meet at the Market St. trailhead on Boston Hill. Joseph Gendron will lead a hike talk about the history and impact of mining in the area. 5 p.m.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Women's Tennis — Vs. WNMU. 2 p.m. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

Thursday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Awna Teixeira and Ja Speed — 7:30 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

Brown Bag program — "Aldo Leopold and the Southwest: The Start of the Most Significant Career in Twentieth-Century Conservation" with Stephen Fox. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop. 312-3040.

Steve Smith and Tim May — Acoustic evening of original, traditional and swing music. Tickets at Hubbard's Music and More and at the door, or by calling 649-1595. 7:30 p.m. $15. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Big Band Dance Club — Jim Helder's Septet. Ballroom, country, swing and Latin styles. Beginner's group dance lesson at 7 p.m. $9 non-members, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St., 526-6504. 526-6504.

Montoya Clan — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

Friday 4

Silver City/Grant County

One-Day University — This annual free program features a university experience with three WNMU faculty offering lectures in their field of study, accompanied by a cookout lunch and a post-lecture tour of Mustang Village with Matthew Lara. Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL). Advance registration required by contacting Linda McArthur at 538-6342 or Linda.McArthur@wnmu.edu 8 a.m. check-in. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, info@will- learning.com, www.will-learning.com

SWNM Audubon Society Meeting — Ray Torres from the Forest Service will talk about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Light refreshments. 7 p.m. Free. WNMU Harlan Hall. 388-2386.

WNMU Tennis — Vs. Colorado-Mesa. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

52nd Annual Judged Spring Members Show — Through April 30. Las Cruces Arts Association. Opening reception. 4-7 p.m. Mountain Gallery, 138 W. Mountain Ave.

NMSU Women's Tennis — Vs. Tarleton State. 2 p.m. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

The Great Beauty — Through April 10. The story of Jep Gambardella, who wrote a masterpiece of a novel in his youth but is unable to repeat the success. He's a journalist and bon vivant, living in an incredible apartment overlooking the Colosseum. He's popular in his circle but jaded, and, having just turned 65, is starting to look at the big picture. Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. 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

The Lion in Winter — Through April 13. By James Goldman. King Henry II of England has three sons by Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Geoffrey and John. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule and it is likely to be torn apart by revolution. Henry favors the youngest, John, while Eleanor favors the eldest, Richard. Middle son Geoffrey hopes to play both ends against each other and come out on top. Henry would like to have another heir by his mistress, Alais, but that would only add to the confusion. Often revived, this play was the basis of the Oscar-winning film that starred Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn. 8 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Two Photo Shows — Opening reception. Jim Rodgers' collection of abstract photographs, "Visions of Light and Color." Will Keener landscape work from trips to the Colorado Plateau, "Beyond the Reach of Reasonable Words." 5-7 p.m. Main Street Gallery, 311 N. Main.

George Mendoza — Art reception. 5-7 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Saturday 5

Silver City/Grant County

Azaima Anderson — 8 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

Community Hikes — Meet at Dragonfly Trailhead parking lot. Forest Service personnel and others, including experts on local archeology, will lead two community hikes. One hike goes past a historical CCC dam and a small Mimbres pueblo; the other goes to the Dragonfly Petroglyphs site. 9 a.m.

Gila Native Plant Society Landscape Class — Basics of Drip Irrigation (workshop), George Farmer. 9 a.m.- noon. Members $20 series, $7/session; non-members: $30 series, $10/session. WNMU Harlan Hall, room 222. boyd189@gmail.com

IHPOA Annual Meeting — Indian Hills Property Owners Association. 3 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan St. 534-0433, barnett@gilanet.com

Histories of Chihuahua Hill — Lecture with Helen Jaurequi, Ardene Rickman and Librado Maldonado in conjunction with the new exhibit, "Faces and Places of the Chihuahuan Desert." 1 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

WNMU Softball — Vs. Colorado Mines (DH). 12 and 2 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Tennis — Vs. Colorado Christian. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Aquaponics Workshop — With MVM Farm Manager Lori Garton. Aquaponics is an innovative, sustainable growing system where fish and plants are grown together, mutually benefiting each other. An aquaponics system re-circulates the water, the fish produce a natural fertilizer for the plants, and the plants act as a natural water filter. Learn about this sustainable food system and how to produce vegetables like lettuce, sprouts and herbs in your own urban aquaponics system. Pre-registration required. 9-11 a.m. $15 members, $20 non-members. MVM Farm, 2653 Snow Road, 523-0436, mvmoutreach@gmail.com,www.mountainviewmarket.coop.

Classics Five — Also April 6. NMSU Symphony. Ottorino Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances; Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet; Aaron Copland, Quiet City; Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 (Scottish).7:30 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421. 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.org

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Judith Ames. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Florence Hamilton. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Sullivan Brothers — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

The Lion in Winter — Through April 13. See April 4. 8 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Glenwood

12th Annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off — Community Park, 388-4806.

Kite Flying Picnic — Kite flying, tailgate, free raffle at 2:30 p.m., labyrinth walk. Noon-dusk. Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, 2nd house on the left after mile marker 3 on Hwy. 159. 539-2868, 313-1002, www.wmlabyrinths.com

White Sands

Trinity Site Tour — The Trinity Site is the location of the first atomic bomb explosion on earth. The site is open to the public one day each year. White Sands Missile Range, 678-1134, www.wsmr.army.mil. 6 a.m.-12:42 p.m.

Sunday 6

Silver City/Grant County

Steve Smith and Tim May — An afternoon of original, traditional and swing music with mandolinist/vocalist Steve Smith and Nashville guitarist Tim May. Free. 2 p.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

WNMU Softball — Vs. Colorado Mines (DH). 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Classics Five — See April 5. 3 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421. 646-3709, lascrucessymphony.org

PlantShare — Local Solutions of Las Cruces. Seedlings, cuttings and xeriscape plants available. You are not required to bring anything, but if you have some extra seeds, seedlings, bulbs or cuttings, bring some to share. 12-3 p.m. Free. Community Garden, Spruce and San Pedro. 640-4288, jonsimmons@hotmail.com

The Lion in Winter — Through April 13. See April 4. 2 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Deming

Jam Sessions — Deming Performing Arts Theater invites all to enjoy "The Jammers." Homemade cookies and coffee at half time. Come dance and socialize. 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine St. 545-8872.

Monday 7

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Tuesday 8

Silver City/Grant County

Community Forum — Also April 10. Class on making tempeh, a traditional cultured soy product. Tea and light refreshments served. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-Op, 520 N. Bullard, Community Room, 388-2343, www.silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — David Haverporth teaches a lesson from 6:30-7:15 p.m. Milonga 7:15-9:30 p.m. $5. 2251 Calle de Santiago. (505) 620-0377.

Wednesday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Boston Hill Hike — Martha Cooper of The Nature Conservancy will lead a hike focusing on the natural history of Boston Hill. Mothers and their children are encouraged to participate in this child-friendly hike. 5 p.m. 388-8265.

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

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Needlepunch Embroidery Class — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. 351 N. Mesilla St. 647-4480, jobeer@las-cruces.org

Reading Art Book Club — Book for April is What Are You Looking At? Book does not need to be read beforehand. 2:30 p.m. Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Thursday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Artist Lecture Series — Storyboard artist and director Gary Trousdale, who gained prominence in his field with the success of his animated-film directorial debut Beauty and the Beast. He later directed The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire. He will share his experience at Disney, and more recently, at DreamWorks Animation. Sponsored by Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL), Mimbres Region Arts Council, and the WNMU Expressive Arts Department. 6:30 p.m. Free. WNMU Parotti Hall. 538-2505, www.MimbresArts.org.

Green Chamber — Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber monthly meeting. Guest speaker: Dan Schilling, author of Civic Tourism. 5:30-7 p.m. Little Toad Tavern, 200 N. Bullard St. (back room).

Community Forum — See April 8. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Food Co-Op, 520 N. Bullard, Community Room, 388-2343, silvercityfoodcoop.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Abby Osborne — Gallery talk and demonstration. Exhibit, "Patched Vision," through April 25. 6:30 p.m. Tombaugh Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2000 S. Solano Dr., 522-7281.

Crafts for Kids — Children of all ages are invited to create their own Easter crafts to take home. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular museum admission required for all family members: $5 adults, $3 senior citizens, $2 children 5 to 17, free for children 4 and under. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

Culture Series — "The Human Condition in New Mexico during the Great Depression" with author and historian Lucinda Lucero Sachs, who will talk about former New Mexico Gov. Clyde Tingley, the New Deal and New Mexico during the Great Depression. From ramshackle schools and buses, to the labor troubles of coal miners and roughnecks, did the government help? New Deal money provided jobs and made it possible for Tingley to bring New Mexico into the 20th century. 7 p.m. $2 donation. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www. nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

History Notes Lecture — Amado Guzman on "Acequia Culture in the Mesilla Valley," examining the complex history of communal waterworks maintenance in our area. Although acequias are more commonly associated with northern New Mexico, such systems were in use for generations throughout the Southwest. Guzma?n is completing a Masters in Public History at NMSU. 1 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Laura Meyer — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

Needlepunch Embroidery Class — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $10. 351 N. Mesilla St. 647-4480, jobeer@las-cruces.org

Water-Wise Vegetable Gardening — Dr. Stephanie Walker, vegetable specialist, NMSU-CES. 6 p.m. Free. Wia Building, 340 N. Reymond St., 528-3549, www.facebook. com/LushAndLean.

Brad Lancaster — "Integrated Local Harvests: Simple and Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community and the Larger World." 7 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Glenwood

Local History Talk — "Family Struggles in the Mogollon-Clairmont Areas in the 1880s," presentation by Ron Henderson. Mogollon Mountains Gun Club. 7 p.m. Free. Glenwood Community Center, 539-2527.

Friday 11

Silver City/Grant County

Children's Easter Craft Class — Children will be making various Easter crafts. Ages 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult care-giver. 3:30-5 p.m. Free. Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave., 537-6244.

Lunch and Learn — Dan Shilling, author of Civic Tourism and past executive director of the Arizona Humanities Council, will give brown-bag lunchers an overview on civic tourism — seeing tourism as a public good, valuing it as a public responsibility and practicing it as a public art. 12-1 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, info@will-learning.com, www.will-learning.com

Community Workshop — Dan Shilling will conduct an interactive community workshop using the three major strategies of civic tourism: rethinking economics, connecting with community, and developing stories that convey a sense of place. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, info@will-learning.com, www.will-learning.com

Delvis Dinner Show — Fundraiser for the High Desert Humane Society. Professional pictures with "Delvis." Open raffle for individual products and services. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $50 per person, no-host bar. Call for tickets. Red Barn Steakhouse, Hwy 180E. 538-9261, 538-2626.

Trail-Building Training — Topics include basic trail philosophy, tools, safety, etc. 12-5 p.m. Free, open to the public. Wellness Coalition, 409 N. Bullard St. 534-0665.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Softball — Vs. Bakersfield. 6 p.m. NMSU Softball Complex, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis — Vs. Arkansas State. 2 p.m. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

The Lion in Winter — Through April 13. See April 4. 8 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

The Moon and the Stars — Through April 19. Originally a solo performance danced by Artistic Director Hilary McDaniel-Douglas, three company members will take on the difficult aerial fabric routine previously performed alongside Richard Sera's sculpture "Vortex" in Fort Worth, accompanied by terrestrial dance. 7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N. Compress, 208-4413, www. projectinmotion.com

The Selfish Giant — Through April 17. 13-year-old Arbor, a scrappy, hyperactive kid from the sink estates of Bradford, rails against his abusive family, his ignorant teachers and the doctors who tell him to keep taking his meds. The only good thing in his life is best friend Swifty, a gentle giant without the smarts to rail at anything at all. When they get expelled for standing up for each other, the boys try to earn some fast cash, stumbling into the scrap-metal business. Dodgy dealer Kitten gets the kids to do his dangerous dirty work. 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

Wild and Scenic Film Festival — Presented by NMSU Outdoor Recreation. 7-9 p.m. $8. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Saturday 12

Silver City/Grant County

Copper CowBelles Spring Roundup — Dinner at 6:30 p.m., silent auction. Seating limited. 6-11:30 p.m. Flame Convention Center. 535-2567.

Craft Class — "Make and Fly a Kite!" For crafters age 8 and older, limit 10 crafters, pre-registration encouraged. Parent or guardian attendance required. 10 a.m.-Noon. $5. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Fort Bayard Tour — Tours begin at the museum next to the Parade Ground. Walking is moderate, two hours. 9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.

Get "Mugged" Downtown — Fundraiser for Silver City Museum. Limited-edition mug, which can be filled by one of the participating restaurants: Alotta Gelato, The Curious Kumquat, Diane's Bakery and Deli, Diane's Restaurant, Millie's Bake House, Javalina Coffee House, Shevek & Co. Restaurant, Tre Rosat Cafe, and Yankee Creek Coffee House. $12 advance, $15 same day. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Pushing the Limits Discussion — Series 3, "Connection." Interactive discussion focusing on Erik Larson's Thunderstruck and themes of connection and science. "Pushing the Limits" is a reading, viewing and discussion program for adults in communities served by rural libraries, made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. To sign up, call 538-3672 or email ref@silvercitymail.com 10-11 a.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Trail-Building — Work and cleanup sessions. The Wellness Coalition and Aldo Leopold High School Youth Conservation Corps crews, in conjunction with the Forest Service, will lead the community in trail work sessions. Meet at either of the following locations: For Pin?on Loop Trail, at Gomez Peak parking lot; for San Vicente Creek Trail, meet under the Hwy. 90 bridge at the San Vicente Creek Trailhead. Wear sturdy footwear, long pants, long sleeve shirts, and bring gloves if you have them. Use sunscreen and bring water. Tools and protective gear will be provided. Call Christa Osborn, 388-8421, to participate. 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vaccination Clinic — 9 a.m.-noon. High Desert Humane Society, Cougar Way.

WNMU Mustangs Football — Spring game. WNMU Ben Altamirano Memorial Stadium, www.wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Spring Fashtion Show/Luncheon — GFWC Progress Club. 11 a.m. $25. Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd. 522-5474, 526-9212.

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

Egg Trek — Learn about our local egg layers. Go on a treasure hunt to discover how nests are built and who lays eggs. Bring the family to discover some nests, hunt for some eggs, and get a prize. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park, off Jornada Road. 524-3334, rink@asombro.org

NMSU Men's Tennis — Vs. Grand Canyon U. Time TBA. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Softball — Vs. Bakersfield. 4 and 6 p.m. NMSU Softball Complex, nmstatesports.com

Open House — Also April 13. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cally Williams Pottery Studio, 331 Capri Arc, Mesilla Park.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Douglas Jackson. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Judith Ames. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

The Lion in Winter — Through April 13. See April 4. 8 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

The Moon and the Stars — Through April 19. See April 11. 7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N.Compress, 208-4413, www.projectinmotion.com

Deming

Desert Alive! and Native Plant Sale — Friends of Rockhound State Park. Native plant walk, bird walk, exhibits, and a wide selection of native plants for sale. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Rockhound State Park, 9880 Stirrup Road SE, 546-6182, FriendsofRockhound.org

Duncan, AZ

Javelina Chase Cycling Rides — Gran Fondo event covers 72.5, 50 and 25 miles. A light breakfast will be provided along with a goodie bag and T-shirt. This unofficially timed event is fully supported with rest stops. Benefits the Javelina Chase Scholarship Fund. 8 a.m. www.arizonareg.com, javchase@yahoo.com

Glenwood

San Francisco Valley 4-H Club Bingo — Food, fun and prizes. Annual fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Glenwood Community Center.

Sunday 13 Palm Sunday

Silver City/Grant County

Aramaic Lord's Prayer — Using music and simple movements, or body prayer, chant, breathe, feel and dance the Aramaic words spoken by Jesus in what is known as The Lord's Prayer. Sponsored by Silver City United Church of Christ. 1 p.m. Free. Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. 519-4103.

Pavlo — Grant County Community Concert Association. Pavlo will be backed up by his three-member band playing bouzouki, electric guitar and a variety of unusual percussion instruments. 7:30 p.m. Non-subscribers $20 adults, $5 students to age 17. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-5862, www.gccconcerts.org

Indian Cooking Class — Farzana Curmally. Registration required. 2 p. m. $35, includes meal. Curious Kumquat, 111 E. College Ave., 534-0337.

Bridge Community Fund-Raising Dinner — Entertainment by Jericho. Pasta, bread, dessert and beverage. Benefit sBridge Community, a project to bring a continuum of care senior living facility (independent through end-of-life), all on one campus, to Silver City, that now has 10 acres of land. 5 p.m. $10 donation. First United Methodist Church, 300 W. College Ave. nue in Silver City. 538-5754, 534-4523.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NMSU Men's Tennis — Vs. UT-Permian Basin. Time TBA. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

NMSU Women's Tennis — Vs. Idaho. 9 a.m. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

Open House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cally Williams Pottery Studio, 331 Capri Arc, Mesilla Park.

The Lion in Winter — See April 4. 2 p.m. $10, $9 student/senior/military, $6 under 6. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

The Moon and the Stars — Through April 19. See April 11. 7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N.Compress, 208-4413, www.projectinmotion.com

Deming

DPAT Jam Session — 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine St. 545-8872.

Hillsboro

Jack Glatzer — Virtuoso violinist Jack Glatzer will return with "Musical Voyage from Spain to India," which interweaves his passions for the violin and travel. While the program is "illuminated" by slides of Spain, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Israel and India, Glatzer will perform music by Albeniz, Hovhaness, Tartini, Locatelli, Paul Ben-Haim and Alan Bush, along with Sephardic songs and Turkish dances. 3 p.m. $5 donation. Hillsboro Community Center, Elenora St., 895-3324. www.blackrange.org

Monday 14

Silver City/Grant County

Group Meditation — People of all beliefs are welcome to participate in a group meditation chanting HU, an ancient name for God. 6:30-7 p.m. Free. 300 W. Yankie, Center for the Healing Arts. 956-5038.

Widowed Persons Service Meeting — Entertainment by Spare Parts Quartet. All singles are welcome. 10:30 a.m. Lunch $10. Glad Tidings Church. 537-3643.

Teen Tech Week — Through April 17. All middle-schoolers and high-schoolers are invited for squishy circuits, electrical projects, StarLogo programming and more creative technological activities. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Free Beginning Quilt class — Las Colcheras Quilt Guild meets the second Monday of each month. This month's class is half-square triangles. 8:30 a.m.- noon. Free. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2900 Elks Dr.

Tuesday 15 Passover Begins / Tax Day

Silver City/Grant County

Playing the Past — Through April 17. Spring break camp for 3rd to 5th graders. Limited space. Sign up at the museum through April 10. 9 a. m.-noon. $15. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $5. 2251 Calle de Santiago. (505) 620-0377.

Under the Shadow — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 16

Silver City/Grant County

Dog Hike — Call for details, 388-8265.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Acequia: Water-Sharing, Sanctity and Place — Book by Silvia Rodriguez. Cultural Connections Book Club. 2-4 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Thursday 17

Silver City/Grant County

Newcomers Club — 11 a.m. meeting, 12 p. m. luncheon. $10 lunch. Elk's Lodge #413, 4051 Hwy. 90 S. (480) 518-5839, lindasylvester@msn.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Eat Smart Live Well — Essential Oils Wellness Class. 5-6 p.m. $3, members free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop.

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

NMSU Baseball — Vs. Seattle U. 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Spiritual Psychic Tarot Readings — Linda Marlena Carr. 2-5 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop. 312-3040.

Big Band Dance Club — DJ Dave Kibler. Beginner's group dance lesson at 7 p.m. Dance 8-10 p.m. $7. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St. 526-6504, 526-6504.

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. By Moliere. Outraged by false flattery and lies, Alceste declares that he will speak only the truth from now on — no matter what the cost! 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

The Moon and the Stars — Through April 19. See April 11.7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N.Compress, 208-4413, www.projectinmotion.com

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

Friday 18 Good Friday

Silver City/Grant County

Native Plant Society Meeting — Jack Carter will speak on the topic "Human Population, Conservation and Survival." 7 p.m. WNMU Harlan Hall, room 110. www.gnps.org

Zoe Muth and The Lost Highrollers — 8 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Changing Landscapes — Through August 3. New exhibit featuring Don?a Ana County artist Peter Goodman's photographic images celebrating the Southwest. Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, 522-4100, www. nmfarmandranchmuseum.org

NMSU Baseball — Vs. Seattle U. 1:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

Run & Jump — Through April 24. In Steph Green's debut feature, a family must adjust to life with father — specifically, a father who has suffered brain damage from a stroke, and who returns home with a camera-toting medical researcher in tow. The wife of the stroke victim helps the household accommodate the strangers in its midst. 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

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

The Moon and the Stars — Through April 19. See April 11.7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N.Compress, 208-4413, www.projectinmotion.com

Saturday 19

Silver City/Grant County

Earth Day — Fun activities, information, music and more. Stop by the Grant County Trails Group and Gila Conservation Education Center booths for a free Grant County hiking and walking guide. Visit the Silver City Food Co-op's booth to get freshly popped organic corn and free seeds. Event includes e-waste recycling, in parking lot south of the park. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Gough Park.

Messianic Passover Seder — Seating limited. 6:30 p.m. $23. Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. 654-9109.

Stars-N-Parks — Jupiter past the meridian, Mars high in the east near the opposition point, Saturn rises at 9:10 p.m. Spring constellations prominent. Presenter: Matt Wilson. Program start 8:50 p.m. $5 day-use fee or park pass. City of Rocks State Park, 327 Hwy. 61, Faywood. www.astro-npo.org

The Greenwood Misses — 8 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Desert Baby-Wearers — 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop.

41st Annual Iris Show — Presented by the Mesilla Valley Iris Society. Potted iris plants will be for sale. 1-6 p.m. Free. Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Dr. 202-5830.

Leather Tooling — In conjunction with the new exhibition, "Rodeo School" by Mel Stone, a workshop on leather tooling for ages 12 and up. Participants will learn the basics of leather tooling technique and design composition. 12 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

Psychic Readings — Dawn Cheney. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop.

Stefanie Fix — High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Gloria Hacker. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Sonya Weiner. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

The Moon and the Stars — See April 11.7:30 p.m. $10, under 7 $5. Gin Studios at The Historic Harvey Gin, 430 N.Compress, 208-4413, www.projectinmotion.com

True North — Santa Fe Opera. 7 p.m. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Sunday 20 Easter

Silver City/Grant County

40 Days of Kindness — Silver City United Church of Christ is inviting everyone to join them in a Lenten experiment, doing something kind every day for 40 days. The church is hoping that people of all religious faiths will join them, because "kindness is universal." Easter Sunday celebration where people can share the things they have learned from practicing kindness for 40 days. 1 p.m. Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. 956-3316, www.facebook.com/40DaysofKindness

Gila Native Plant Society Field Trip/Hike — Field trip to the McMillan Campground in the Gila National Forest to complete last fall's study of the difference in a mile or so of the Cherry Creek Canyon flora. Participants are asked to bring water, lunch, a hat and sunscreen and to wear good hiking shoes. 8 a.m. Free. WNMU Fine Arts Theater parking lot. 388-5192.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Compassion & Choices — 1:30-4 p.m. Free. Branigan Library will be closed. Judith Scott at 527-8432 or jnaomiscott@comcast.net for details.

NMSU Men's Tennis — Vs. WNMU. Time TBA. NMSU Tennis Center, 646-6117, nmstatesports.com

Monday 21

Silver City/Grant County

Midori — Grant County Community Concert Association presents the world-famous violinist. Tickets sold separately at the concert, online, and at Western Stationers and Alotta Gelato. 7:30 p.m. WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre. 538-5862, www.gccconcerts.org

Violin Master Class — With Midori. Register by going to www.gccconcerts.org and clicking on the "Register here for Masterclass" link on the home page, or by calling 538-5862. Intended for violinists at an intermediate or higher skill level. 2:30 p.m. WNMU Parotti Hall.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $5. 2251 Calle de Santiago. (505) 620-0377.

Tuesday 22

No events listed for this date.

Wednesday 23

Silver City/Grant County

Trail Kickoff Celebration — See story in Tumbleweeds section. Marking Silver City's Designation as the first Gateway Community on the Continental Divide Trail, plus welcoming of the 2014 Warrior Hike CDT. 4 p.m. Visitors Center. (720) 340-2382, 538-5560.

Thursday 24

Silver City/Grant County

Book Talk and Signing — Beate Sigriddaughter, Beauty Sleeping, a novel about an artist's journey. 10 a.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672. www.sigriddaughter.com/about_beate.htm

Drawing/Painting the Figure in the Landscape — Thursdays through May 29. With Paul Hotvedt. $150, plus $40 model fee. Leyba & Ingalls Arts, 315 N. Bullard St., 388-5725, www.LeybaIngallsARTS. com.

WILL Annual Meeting — All are invited to the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL) Annual Meeting. Find out what's new at WILL, join or renew your membership, and use this first opportunity for WILL members to sign up for the 2014 Summer Courses. 5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, info@will-learning.com, www.will-learning.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Border Book Festival — Through April 27. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a Community Corn Festival, "Mai?z: Honoring the Corn Mother," in the heart of the Mesquite historical District and on the Camino Real. Featured artists include three from Puebla, Me?xico: Miguel A?ngel Di?az Guerrero, a painter, Pedro Marti?n Concepcio?n, a weaver, and Mari?a del Carmen Olvera Trejo, an eco tourism director and cultural representative for 17 villages. Writers include plant biologist and writer Susan J. Tweit; V.B. Price, poet, human rights and environmental columnist, editor, journalist, architectural critic and teacher; Dick Davis, cultural preservationist. Dinner Friday, $40. Corn Festival Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Klein Park. Sunday will feature a special celebration honoring La Madre Del Mai?z with Balam, Alejandro Lopez and festival artists. Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St., las-cruces.org 523-3988, www.borderbookfestival.org/bbf

Gabrielle Louise — With Victoria and Audra. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

Community Arts Awards — Presented by Don?a Ana Arts Council. 6-9 p.m. $20. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Country Music Festival — Through April 27. Headlined by the legendary Charlie Daniels Band (Friday night) and rising country music superstar Cassadee Pope (Saturday night). Las Cruces singer and songwriter Bri Bagwell will also perform. Other acts include Casey James ("American Idol" season 9), James Wesley and Chase Bryant. The festival will include a songwriters workshop from Tommy Lee James, who's had six number-one country songs. To conclude the festival, the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will host a cowboy brunch, acoustic concert and Western wear fashion show in the courtyard of the museum. Main Street in downtown. 522-1232, www.lccountryfest.com

Eat Smart Live Well — Essential Oils Cooking Class. 5-6 p.m. $3, members free. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www.mountainviewmarket.coop.

Kurdish Shoes — Hands-on workshop on the study of material culture through a pair of Kurdish shoes from the Branigan collection. This workshop, aimed at adults, will carefully examine a single pair of shoes. These shoes, from Iran, come with very little documentation, but the workshop will examine how they were made, the use of different materials and techniques, and other culturally significant aspects of these objects. 1 p.m. Free. Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., 541-2154, www.las-cruces.org/museums

One-Act Play Festival — Through April 27. 8 p.m. $10, student/senior/military $9, 6 and under $7. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Plant and Lawn Diseases — Dr. Natalie Goldberg, plant pathologist, NMSU-CES. 6 p.m. Free. Wia Building, 340 N. Reymond St., 528-3549, www.facebook. com/LushAndLean.

Big Band Dance Club — Ron Theilman's Septet. Beginner's group dance lesson at 7 p.m. Dance 8-10 p.m. $9 non-members, $7 members. Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court St. 526-6504, 526-6504.

Friday 25

Silver City/Grant County

Reflections of an Artist — Western Institute for Lifelong Learning presents Michael McGarrity, author of the acclaimed Kevin Kearney crime-suspense novels that take place in modern New Mexico. He will discuss his experiences both as a writer and as a law enforcement officer and lead crime investigator. 5 p.m. WNMU Global Resource Center, 538-6835, info@will-learning.com, www.will-learning.com

Volunteer Social — Come and meet museum volunteers and learn about how you can be involved. 2 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum Annex, 302 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www. silvercitymuseum.org

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Mother's Sorrow — Also April 26. NMSU Choirs. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Border Book Festival — Through April 27. See April 24. Dinner Friday, $40. Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St., las-cruces.org 523-3988, www.borderbookfestival.org/bbf

Country Music Festival — Through April 27. See April 24. Main Street in downtown. 522-1232, www.lccountryfest.com

Like Father, Like Son — Through May 1. Kore-eda's film is about two families who discover that their six-year-old boys were switched at birth. In Japanese with English subtitles. 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

Murderers — Through May 11. By Jeffrey Hatcher, this play consists of three comic monologues about revenge, blackmail, money, justice, jealousy and murder set in the Riddle Key Luxury Senior Retirement Living Center and Golf Course. Stars Jeff Peckham, Caryl Kotulak and Nora Brown. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

One-Act Play Festival — Through April 27. 8 p.m. $10, student/senior/military $9, 6 and under $7. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

NMSU Art Department Open House — Features the MFA Thesis Exhibition, BFA Thesis Exhibition, current MFA candidate open studio, walking tour of the classrooms and labs in the department, ceramic, jewelry, printmaking and photo sales, and presentation and display of student works in all media. 5- 8 p.m. Williams Hall, NMSU University Art Gallery and Wells Hall. 646-2545.

Project Save a Kitten Spring Fling — Help rescue kittens, nosh on nibbles, relax with music, and bid in a silent auction. 5-7 p.m. MVS Studios at 535 N. Main St. 680-7749, gardens@zianet.com

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Reserve

11th Annual Family Health Fair — Screenings, free breakfast, door prizes. Catron County Fairground Building.

Saturday 26

Silver City/Grant County

47th Annual Great Race — 1:30 p.m. WNMU campus. www.wmnu. edu.

Fort Bayard Tour — Tours begin at the museum next to the Parade Ground. Walking is moderate, two hours. 9:30 a.m. Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.

Grant County Chicano Music Project Gallery Talk — With Patricia Cano. 12-1 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www.silvercitymuseum.org

Michael McGarrity — "Second Chance" event, WILL Reflections of an Artist series. The author will revisit themes from his Friday night talk, "The Writer as an Artist in a World Obsessed with Categories." 10 a.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

Pet Safety & Emergency Procedures — Is your pet ready to evacuate? Presented by June Decker of High Desert Humane Society. 1-2 p.m. Bayard Public Library, 1112 Central Ave., 537-6244.

Soulshine — 8 p.m. Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard.

WNMU Softball — Vs. Adams State. 11 a.m. WNMU, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Softball — Vs. Black Hills State. 3 p.m. WNMU, wnmumustangs.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A Mother's Sorrow — NMSU Choirs. 3 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Border Book Festival — Through April 27. See April 24. Corn Festival Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Klein Park. Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St., las-cruces.org 523-3988, www.borderbookfestival.org/bbf

Country Music Festival — Through April 27. See April 24. Main Street in downtown. 522-1232, www.lccountryfest.com

Guitar Slim — Benefit concert. 8 p.m. Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall. 522-5552.

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

One-Act Play Festival — Through April 27. 8 p.m. $10, student/senior/military $9, 6 and under $7. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Louise O'Donnell. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Downtown, 317 N. Water St.

Storytellers of Las Cruces — Jean Gilbert. 10:30 a.m. Coas Books Solano, 1101 S. Solano.

Teri Joyce — Last in Honky Tonk Music Series. High Desert Brewing, 1201 W. Hadley, 525 -6752.

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Wine and Cheese Pairings — Traditional and specialty cheeses with local wine from Amaro Winery. 12-4 p.m. Mountain View Market, 1300 El Paseo, 523-0436, www. mountainviewmarket.coop.

Columbus

A Sweeter Poison — Through May 4. A two-act play written by the late Timothy McAndrews. The play is directed by John McClure III and produced by Columbus Recovery Theatre Company. 7 p.m. Tumbleweed Theatre. 494-0009.

Sunday 27

Silver City/Grant County

Book Signing — African American History in New Mexico, with Bruce Glasrud. 2 p.m. Free. Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway, 538-5921, www. silvercitymuseum.org

Food Co-op's 40th Anniversary Celebration — Come for lunch, a short business meeting on the "State of the Co-op," and contra dancing with the Big Ditch Crickets. 12- 3 p.m. Free. Commons Center for Sustainability, Corbin and 13th St. 388-2343

Steve Cormier — Concert Series. Steve Cormier will sing old and traditional cowboy fare in "Music From the Ranch and Open Range," a Chautauqua Program funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs. "He sings the songs of the American West with caring love and real dedication to the romance and reality that embodies the old (and new) west," according to Art Thieme. 2 p.m. Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., 538-3672.

WNMU Softball — Vs. Black Hills State. 11 a.m. WNMU, wnmumustangs.com

WNMU Softball — Vs. Adams State. 3 p.m. WNMU, wnmumustangs. com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

13th Annual Hafla — Music, dancing, vendors. 2-8 p.m. $15 includes food, $5 performers. Grapevine Plaza, 3900 W. Picacho, 644=4156.

Border Book Festival — See April 24. Sunday will feature a special celebration honoring La Madre Del Mai?z with Balam, Alejandro Lo?pez and festival artists. Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St., las-cruces.org 523-3988, www.borderbookfestival.org/bbf

Country Music Festival — See April 24. Main Street in downtown. 522-1232, www.lccountryfest.com

One-Act Play Festival — 2 p.m. $10, student/senior/military $9, 6 and under $7. Las Cruces Community Theater, 313 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1200, www.lcctnm.org

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 2 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Columbus

A Sweeter Poison — Through May 4. See April 26. 2 p.m. Tumbleweed Theatre. 494-0009.

Deming

DPAT Jam Sessions — 2-4 p.m. Free. Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine St. 545-8872.

White Sands

Lake Lucero Tour — Hike with a ranger to the source of the sands and learn about the dunefield. Reservations required. 9 a.m. White Sands National Monument, 679-2599 ext. 230, 479-6124 ext. 236, www.nps.gov/whsa.

Monday 28

Silver City/Grant County

Group Meditation — See April 14. 6:30-7 p.m. Free. Center for the Healing Arts, 300 W. Yankie. 956-5038.

Tuesday 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces — 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. $5. 2251 Calle de Santiago. (505) 620-0377.

Gabrielle Louise — Songwriter and storyteller living in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colo. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Wednesday 30

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 4. The region's premier bicycle race. Stage 1: Silver City to Mogollon Road Race. Begins at Gough Park, Silver City, ends near the ghost town of Mogollon. 73.1-94.1 miles. 8 a.m. www.tourofthegila.com

Hike — Join Andrew Lindlof for a fun and informative hike. Call for details, 388-8265 5 p.m.

MAY

Thursday 1 May Day

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 4. The region's premier bicycle race. Stage 2: Inner Loop Road Race. Begins at Pinos Altos, 7 miles north of Silver City, ends at Fort Bayard (Men 4, Women 3, 4). 61.3 miles. Or begins and ends at Fort Bayard. 75-76.2 miles. 7:50 a.m. www.www.tourofthegila.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Landscaping to Your Max — Jeff Anderson, ag agent, DA, NMSU-CES. 6 p.m. Free. Wia Building, 340 N. Reymond St. 528-3549, www.facebook.com/LushAndLean

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Friday 2

Silver City/Grant County

Members Only Show — Grant County Art Guild. 5:30 p.m. Pinos Altos Art Gallery, historic Hearst Church.

Tour of the Gila — Through May 4. The region's premier bicycle race. Dan Potts Memorial Tyrone Individual Time Trail. Begins and ends at Tyrone. 16.15 miles. 9:30 a.m. www.tourofthegila.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

A.J. Croce — 7-9:30 p.m. $25-$35. Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, 523-6403, www.riograndetheatre.com

Exhibit Opening — "Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn't matter}." Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., 541-2137, www.las-cruces.org/museums.

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Saturday 3

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — Through May 4. The region's premier bicycle race. Downtown Silver City Criterium. 8 a.m.: Women 3, 4, 12.9 miles (20.8km), 12 laps. 8:45 a.m.: Men 4, 16.2 miles (26.0km): 15 laps. 9:35 a.m.: Master Men B, 16.2 miles (26.0km), 15 laps. 10:25 a.m.: Men 3, 21.6 miles (34.8km), 20 laps. 11:25 a.m.: Master Men A, 21.6 miles (34.8km), 20 laps. 12:30 p.m.: Citizens, varies per age group. 1:30 p.m.: Men 1, 2: 32.4 miles (52.1km): 30 laps. 3 p.m.: Women Pro 1, 2, 27.0 miles (43.5km), 25 laps. 4:15 p.m.: UCI Men: 43.2 miles (69.5km): 40 laps. 8 a.m. www.tourofthegila.com

Grand Opening — Featuring an eclectic collection of local artists. Chainsaw carving demo by Glynis Verrazzano, music and food. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Gila River Artisans Gallery, 8409 Hwy. 180.

Half the Road — Documentary about women's cycling, post-film panel discussion with pros and team directors. 7 p.m. $10. WNMU Global Resource Center. jenniferolson87@gmail.com

Las Cruces/Mesilla

19th Tour of Gardens — Area north of Las Cruces. Visitors may begin the tour in any garden and proceed in any order. Signs in front of the homes help identify the gardens, which are shown on the map provided on the ticket. Extension Service Master Gardeners will be available in each garden to answer questions. Presented by Mesilla Valley Garden Club and Desert Daubers Garden Club. Tickets beginning April 8 at: Ashley Furniture Home Store, Boudreau Jewelers and Gallery, Emerald Isle, Enchanted Gardens, Glen Cutter Gallery, Guzman's Garden Center Color Your World, and from garden club members. On the day of the tour, tickets and information will be available at RTD Hardware, 4501 N. Valley. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. 521-0521, lctog.org

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — Through May 4. 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, art and crafts are available for purchase. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262 ext. 116 or 117, www.mesillanm.gov/tourism.

Cheech Marin — Entertainer and renowned Chicano art collector Cheech Marin will talk and meet guests during a reception sponsored by the Foundation for Las Cruces Museums (FLCM). In conjunction with "Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn't matter}," at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Tickets are limited and will be sold only until April 23. 6-9 p.m. $40 FLCM members, $45 non-members. Hotel Encanto. 532-1051, info@foundationlcm.com, www.foundationlcm.com

Classics Six — Also May 4. Janet Sung, violin. 7:30 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Baseball — Vs. Utah Valley. 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

The Misanthrope — Through May 4. See April 17. 7:30 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Ultimate Gladiator Dash — Burn Lake, 1855 W. Amador, ultimategladiatordash.com

Columbus

A Sweeter Poison — Through May 4. See April 26. 7 p.m. Tumbleweed Theatre. 494-0009.

Sunday 4

Silver City/Grant County

Tour of the Gila — The region's premier bicycle race. Gila Monster Road Race. Begins at Gough Park, ends at Pinos Altos. 68.9-103.2 miles. 7:30 a.m. www.tourofthegila. com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — See May 3. Old Mesilla Plaza, 524-3262 ext. 116 or 117, www.mesillanm.gov/tourism.

Classics Six — Janet Sung, violin. 4 p.m. NMSU Atkinson Hall, 1075 N. Horseshoe, 646-2421.

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 2:30 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Baseball — Vs. Utah Valley. 6:05 p.m. NMSU Presley Askew Field, 646-1420, 532-2060, nmstatesports.com

The Misanthrope — See April 17. 2 p.m. $5-$17. NMSU Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave., 646-4515, www.nmsutheatre.com/events

Columbus

A Sweeter Poison — See April 26. 2 p.m. Tumbleweed Theatre. 494-0009.

Monday 5

Silver City/Grant County

No events listed.

Tuesday 6

Silver City/Grant County

No events listed.

Wednesday 7

Silver City/Grant County

No events listed.

Thursday 8

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bugs — Dr. Carol Sutherland, entomologist, NMSU-CES. 6 p.m. Free. Wia Building, 340 N. Reymond St. 528-3549, www.facebook.com/LushAndLean

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 7 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Friday 9

Silver City/Grant County

Annual Mother's Day Sale — Through May 11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kate Brown Studio, Mimbres. 536-9935, katebrown@gilanet.com, www.katebrownpotterty.com

Spring Concert — Also May 11. Hi Lo Silvers. Directed by Valdeen Wooton and accompanied by Virginia Robertson on piano and Bill Baldwin on string bass, the chorus will sing old favorites, spirituals and songs from Broadway and film. 7 p.m. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

Saturday 10

Silver City/Grant County

Annual Mother's Day Sale — Through May 11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kate Brown Studio, Mimbres. 536-9935, katebrown@gilanet.com, www.katebrownpotterty.com

Vaccination Clinic — 9 a.m.-noon. High Desert Humane Society, Cougar Way.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Murderers — Through May 11. See April 25. 8 p.m. $12, $10 students/seniors, $8 Thursday. Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, 523-1223, www.no-strings.org

NMSU Commencement — 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pan Am Center, 646-1420, panam.nmsu.edu, (800) 745-3000, ticketmaster.com

 



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