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An evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities. more
I had been looking for volunteer opportunities in Africa for about 12 years. A place where I could make a difference and work hands-on with animals. I stumbled upon the Center for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (C.A.R.E.) site and really liked what I read, so I saved it on my computer. Over the years, I would visit the site and each time I felt more connected to their cause. more
New Mexico is invited to Meteoric Truth or Consequences Oct. 18-20 for a desert carnival for the mind including films, art, sound, ideas and revelry. Event organizer Kyle Cunningham said he is excited to bring new ways of storytelling to Truth or Consequences, working with local artists and filmmakers as well as friends from New York to bring a truly eclectic event to New Mexico. more
In April 2018, the National Park Service announced service-wide fee increases for all entrance-fee charging parks. Therefore, White Sands has modified its entrance fees to fully incorporate the new entrance fee schedule and provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. All the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service, with 80 percent of the revenue staying at White Sands. more
On Feb. 22 the 27th Annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) begins with science, technology, engineering and math workshops for girls in Grades 5 to 8 in southwest New Mexico. The full day of hands-on science and technology workshops takes place on the campus of Western New Mexico University in Silver City. more
Five years ago this month, our company published its first edition of Desert Exposure, after we purchased the publication from David and Lisa Fryxell. more
Road trips around the state give curious motorists a chance to peruse the many fine New Mexican radio stations that have been popping up in increasing numbers over recent years. A far cry from the top-40 commercial enterprises that dominate American airwaves, these independent stations offer a glimpse into the lives of the people who occupy the landscape. more
A textile sale featuring more than 700 unique and beautiful textiles from the collections of 30 donors will be Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at the University Museum, Kent Hall, on the NMSU campus. The museum and Weaving for Justice are sponsoring the fifth annual Textile Sale to Benefit Maya Youth. There is no charge to attend, and NMSU students will receive a 20 percent discount on items for sale. In addition to textiles from Guatemala and Mexico, the sale will include items from the Andes and other parts of Latin America, including huipils (women’s blouses), yardage of cloth, table runners, jewelry, books, purses, story cloths, and tourist items. more
In an art/performance collaboration called “nest(ing)” artist Saul Ramirez has brought together the arts – poetry, performing and visual – into one space at the Cruces Creatives world. The event is taking place every Friday in January starting around 6 p.m., he said. Cruces Creatives is located at 205 E. Lohman Ave. in Las Cruces. more
The 26th Annual Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference, Nov. 6-10, focuses on education and entertainment, with approximately 400 students attending workshops in mariachi music, voice and folkloric dance. All proceeds support the New Mexico Advocates for the Arts. more
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park brings alive history from the wild frontier days before New Mexico was a state. The park is located 8 miles south of Alamogordo on U.S. 54. It also features hiking and camping in the surprisingly lush Dog Canyon area of the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains. more
Virus Theater’s next spectacular production comes to audiences Nov. 8-23 with a new interpretation of Carlos Gozzi’s “The Green Bird,” directed by Teresa Dahl-Bredine. more
The lighted Christmas parade in Silver City begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. This year there is not a theme, to make it easier for groups to participate. more
As you walk around the ghost town at Lake Valley, you can almost feel the presence of the miners, saloon keepers, teachers, preachers and others who inhabited this once bustling mining town. The Lake Valley Historic Townsite is located about 30 miles northwest of Hatch. more
Desert Exposure would like to include your special events, from any southern New Mexico community, in our listing. Please submit your event title, time, location and contact information to editor@desertexposure.com; Desert Exposure 1740-A Calle de Mercado, Las Cruces, NM 88005; or call Elva at 575-680-1978.   more
“HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market” returns for the sixth year at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum with more demonstrations, more samples, food trucks and many new vendors. more
Nan Rubin moved to Las Cruces to retire six years ago. Not even settled in, the first week here, she got a call from a local group wanting to file an application for a community radio station. An opening had come up with the FCC, and the application had to be filed fast and while the Southwest Environmental Center knew it would be important to the area, they had no experience with radio. Rubin, on the other hand, had a lifetime of experience. more
Jesse Kriegel has contributed a lot to the proliferation of Mimbres symbolism and art in Deming  – on an underpass for the train tracks, on a public building, and at Peppers Supermarket, where there’s an especially ambitious mural that’s worth seeking out. more
Several thousand years ago, vents in the earth opened up at what is now called Little Black Peak near Carrizozo, New Mexico. Over the next 40 years, molten lava poured out, creating what is called the Carrizozo Malpais. more
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