40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS

What’s going on in APRIL?

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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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Afro Pick — 7-9 p.m. at the Amador Patio Bar Grill, 302 S. Maine St., Las Cruces. It’s all about the soul for Good Friday. Info: 575-541-7417, by reservation only.

SATURDAY, APRIL 3

Alamogordo/Otero County

Double S Easter Egg Hunt — 9 a.m. at 126 Derbyshire Road, Tularosa. Donations go to rescue horse and livestock support. Info: 469-955-6195.

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Cloudcroft Easter Egg Hunt — 10 a.m. at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. Prizes for each age category. Visit the Easter Bunny. Social distancing and masks are required. Info: 575-682-2733.

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Free Easter Egg Giveaway —10 a.m.-noon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 225 W. Griggs Ave. in Las Cruces. Enter from Alameda Street and drive through to receive a bag of filled eggs for each child. Masks required. Bring a canned good to donate to Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry Info: 575-526-6689.

The MIXX — 6-10 p.m. at the Game II-Sports Grill, 4131 Northrise Drive, Las Cruces. Grooves that make you move – funk, blues and variety. Info: 575-373-4263.

Sage Gentle-Wing — 6:30-9:30 p.m. La Hacienda de Mesilla, 1891 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces. Info: sagegentlewing.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 4

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Easter Sunday Celebration — 10 a.m.-noon at Triumphantlife Church, 2020 N. Valley Drive, Las Cruces. Info: 575-528-5683.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Zia Comics — 1 p.m. 125 N. Main St., in Las Cruces.

Sage Gentle-Wing — 1-4 p.m. at Zin Valle Winery, 7315 Canutillo-La Union Road, Canutillo, Texas. Info: sagegentlewing.com.

Travis James Manning plays favorite hits — 2:30-5;30 p.m. at Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Vina Road in Anthony. Live music at the winery. Info: 915-241-4349.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Sage Gentle-Wing — 6-9 p.m. at La Posta Cantina, 2410 Calle de San Albino, Las Cruces. Info: sagegentlewing.com.

Ventura Highway — 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Picacho Peak Brewing Co., 3900 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. This group plays radio hits of the 70s including Eagles, America, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond and more. Info: 575-680-6394.

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Webinar, Free Lunch and Learn – Opt outdoors! Public lands volunteering — noon-1 p.m. with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. Renew your alliance with nature with Kathy Whiteman who will be discussing the Leave No Trace philosophy, wilderness first aid training options and ways the Western New Mexico University Outdoor Program has connected participants with the outdoors and engage in public lands volunteering. Info: www.will.community/#/lunchlearn

Glenwood/Catron County

Dutch Oven Gathering — All day, serving begins around 2 p.m. at Glenwood Community Park. Cooks compete, cooking outdoor with Dutch ovens. A $10 ticket lets visitors browse for a meal. Info: 575-574-7704 of 3mollymules60@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Using Native Plants in Home Landscaping — 10 a.m. with LeAnne Roberts who will take participants on a tour of her Alamogordo garden and talk about her experiences and challenges of developing a desert plant garden. Space is limited due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions. Please RSVP for a reservation: 918-284-3517.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Art Hop — 5 p.m. in downtown T or C. Visit downtown galleries, opening receptions and get a chance to socialize with the artists. Info: 575-744-4708.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

Julio Ortiz — 2-5 p.m. at Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Vina Road in Anthony. Live music at the winery. Info: 915-241-4349.

SUNDAY, APRIL 11

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Scott Jasmin and the Gracenotes at NM Vintage Wines — 3:30-5:30 p.m., 2461 Calle Principal in Mesilla. Scott Jasmin solo acoustic show 70s radio classics plus original Americana. Info: 575-523-4963.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Ventura Highway — 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Picacho Peak Brewing Co., 3900 W. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. This group plays radio hits of the 70s including Eagles, America, Jackson Browne, Neil Diamond and more. Info: 575-680-6394.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Webinar, Free Lunch and Learn - Millennial Dictionary: Learning the Lingo of the Young — noon-1 p.m. with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. Cristen Penn and Jameson DeSantis guide participants through the maze and the lingo and acronyms for the Millennial Age. Info: www.will.community/#/lunchlearn.

Alamogordo/Otero County

RWVA Appleseed Rifle Marksmanship & Heritage Clinic — 8 a.m. at the Sidney Paul Gordon Shooting Range, 19 Rock Cliff Road La Luz, NM 88337. Info: 575-443-9006.

Native Plant Sale — 8 a.m. fundraiser for the Otero County Chapter of the Native Plant Society This annual sale will be held by appointment to ensure Covid-safe guidelines are met. Please schedule your appointment to browse the selection and make purchases with LeAnne Roberts: 918-284-3517.

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081. 

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Gila Earth Day: Book Tour with Laura Paskus — 6 p.m. environmental journalist and radio producer Laura Paskus livestreames talking about her new book, “At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate” on the Gila Earth Day Facebook page. Alternate access via Zoom is also available. The presentation is followed by a Q and A. Info: Doyne Wrealli, earthendoyne@gmail.com.

Virtual Continental Divide Trail Days: The CDT as a Sacred Landscape — various times. This will be a series of virtual events including panels and a concert. Info: continentaldividetrail.org,

SATURDAY, APRIL 24

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Webinar, Free Lunch and Learn – Border Justice — noon-1 p.m. with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and Silver City Museum. Moderated by Molly Molloy, Neil Garvey and Barbara Gabioud. Border researchers and local champions who provide humanitarian support to immigrants help participants under the history and dynamics at our southern border and identify opportunities to get involved in positive ways. The presentation provides a historical perspective on how immigration and U.S. policies have impacted Grant County and southwest New Mexico. Info: www.will.community/#/lunchlearn.

Silver City/Grant County

Gila Earth Day: Community Action — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. COVID-safe community actions including trash clean up in the Cliff-Gila Valley led by the Nature Conservancy, a riparian restoration project in San Vicente Creek with the Aldo Leopold Charter School Youth Conservation Corps and the Southwest New Mexico Audubon Society’s cliff swallow education program. Ideas are welcome and volunteers are needed. Info: Doyne Wrealli, earthendoyne@gmail.com.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

NgageNM Virtual Quesadilla Run — Any time from April 24-May 2. Proceeds used to support education in Doña Ana County. Info: runsignup.com/Race/NM/HostedbyNgageNMLasCruces/QuesadillRun.

Farmers Arts and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. At the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Farmers and Crafts Market — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Plaza of Las Cruces and along Main Street. Info: 575-805-6055.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Virtual Continental Divide Trail Days: The CDT as a Sacred Landscape — various times. This will be a series of virtual events including panels and a concert. Info: continentaldividetrail.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Webinar, Free Lunch and Learn – Inside Silver City Recycles — noon-1 p.m. with the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning and Silver City Museum. Moderator Chris Lemme talks about how the organization operates, strives to benefit county residents, businesses and the town and how the community can volunteer in the effort. Info: www.will.community/#/lunchlearn.

Alamogordo/Otero County

Alamogordo Otero County Farmers Market — 9:30 a.m. at the Tractor Supply Co. parking lot, 2900 N. White Sands Blvd. in Alamogordo. Info: 575-430-2081.