40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS

What’s going on in JULY?

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40 Days and 40 Nights • Elva K. Österreich

What’s going on in JULY?

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THURSDAY, JULY 1

Lincoln County

Smokey Bear Stampede — 2 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 Fifth St. Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Cook-off, children’s events and nightly dances. www.somkeybearstampede.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 2

Silver City/Grant County

Movie “A Rendezvous with Destiny” — 7-8:30 p.m.at the Western New Mexico Fine Arts Theater, 1100 N. Kentucky St. in Silver City. A documentary on three of the last Screaming Eagles. WWII Beyond the Call and Silver City’s American Legion are presenting director Traci Hunter’s newest documentary. Info: 623-293-1639.

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“The Mad Ones” a musical celebrating the reopening of the Rio Grande Theatre — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

 

Josh Grinder live with the Salty Dogs opening — 7 p.m. at Lyles Farms, 3855 W. Picacho Ave. Grinder is a country music singer and songwriter. Food truck, craft vendors and the spotted Dog Brewers will also be on site. Info: 575-201-9318.

 

Lincoln County

25th Annual Lincoln County Art Loop — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. various locations in Lincoln County. Art Loop is a creative venture among the artists in the area, one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Info: www.artloop.org.

Smokey Bear Stampede — 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 Fifth St. Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Cook-off, kids events and nightly dances. www.somkeybearstampede.com.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 3

Silver City/Grant County

Silver City Farmer’s Market — 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Love Local Saturday — 9 a.m.-noon at the corner of Pope Street and College Avenue, Silver City. Info: silvercityfarmersmarket@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.

41st Annual Mescalero Apache Ceremonial Parade — 10 a.m. in Mescalero. Everyone invited. Info: dstern@mescalerodrmp.org.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

Elephant Butte Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza — 9-10 p.m. at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Highway 195, Elephant Butte. Info: 575-744-5923.

Lincoln County

25th Annual Lincoln County Art Loop — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. various locations in Lincoln County. Art Loop is a creative venture among the artists in the area, one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Info: www.artloop.org.

Smokey Bear Stampede — 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 Fifth St. Capitan. Eight rodeos in four days. Cook-off, kids events and nightly dances. www.somkeybearstampede.com.

 

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Bag of Books: Drive-by giveaway — 8-11 a.m. at Casa Camino Real Bookstore, 314 S. Tornilla St. in Las Cruces. Cars should line up facing Amador Street to the south. Bags of books that have been gathered and rested at the bookstore during the pandemic will be released to readers, adult or teen. There will be specialty bags available for Spanish readers, veteran writers, committed poets and science fiction fans. Dictionaries are available on request. Info: 575-649-9173.

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.

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

Electric Light Parade — 9 p.m. starting at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave. Travels south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley Avenue and ends at Maag Softball Complex. Info: 575-541-2550.

SUNDAY, JULY 4

Alamogordo/Otero County

Reverse 4th of July Parade — 6-8 p.m. at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in Alamogordo. Info: 575-439-4279.

Fireworks Extravaganza and Festival — 9:15 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Info: www.spacehalloffame.org.

Lincoln County

25th Annual Lincoln County Art Loop — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. various locations in Lincoln County. Art Loop is a creative venture among the artists in the area, one of the most successful studio tours in New Mexico. Info: www.artloop.org.

Smokey Bear Stampede —4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 101 Fifth St. Capitan. Independence celebration with a campfire Dutch oven competition, mutton bustin’, steer riding, evening rodeo, fireworks and a dance. Info: somkeybearstampede.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Fireworks Display in Las Cruces — 9:15 p.m. in Las Cruces. Info: 575-541-2550.

Fireworks Display in Mesilla — 9 p.m. in Mesilla. Launched from the corner of Tierra de Mesilla. Info: 575-624-3262.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 6

Silver City/Grant County

Rotary speaker: Twana Sparks on “Responses to Homelessness” — noon-1 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico University Student Cafeteria. Guests are welcome, lunch is $10. Sparks will speak about the newly opened seasonal overnight shelter in Silver City and supporting people in need. Info: 915-480-4347 or 575-388-2004.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Twirlers — 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (beginners come at 1) at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping mainstream dancing and refreshments. Info: 575-313-9971 or 505-804-3842.

 

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.

“Complete History of America” — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Condensing 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds, a 90-minute hilarious roller coaster ride presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 8

Alamogordo/Otero County

Flowering Desert Garden Club meeting — 6 p.m. meeting location varies. Info: floweringdesertgardenclub@gmail.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 9

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 10

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: “Booms and Busts, 1870-1952” — 11 a.m. presented by Dr. Scott Fritz, Professor of History at Western New Mexico University. Examining what sustains and changes a community’s wealth. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

 

 

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.

Deming/Luna County

Mainstreet Market — 8-11 a.m. in the Luna County Courthouse Park. Crafts and baked goods, free vendor space. Info: 575-546-2674.

Spectacular Charro Y Rodeo — 7-11 p.m. at the Luna County Fair Grounds. With La Conquistadora, Los Hermano Escamilla and Poloruias. Info: 915-543-0881.

Music with Caliente — 8-11 p.m. at Boogies Brewery and Distillery, 2000 Friar Santa Maria Ave. in Deming. Info: 575-694-2753.

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.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

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.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 11

Las Cruces/Mesilla

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 12

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 13

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

 

 

Rotary speaker: Eloy Medina speaks on “Emergency Response in Grant County” — noon-1 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico University Student Cafeteria. Guests are welcome, lunch is $10. Medina is the director of emergency medical services at Gila Regional medical Center. Info: 915-480-4347 or 575-388-2004.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.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.

“Complete History of America” — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Condensing 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds, a 90-minute hilarious roller coaster ride presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 15

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 16

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces Dock Diving Summer Splash — 4:30 at the K9 Event Centre, 335 S. Valley Drive, Las Cruces. Online registration closes July 13. Info: 575-323-1250.

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 17

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: The West in Pop Culture — 11 a.m. presented by Jim Smith, history teacher, author and lecturer. Presentation focus is on Billy the Kid with a focus on tourism, community pride, historical confusion and understanding. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

 

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

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

 

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Hard Road Trio live in Kingston — 6 p.m. at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston. The group will be rocking the outdoor stage at the lodge. Cost: $15. Info: www.hardroadtrio.com.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

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.

Las Cruces Dock Diving Summer Splash — 9 a.m. at the K9 Event Centre, 335 S. Valley Drive, Las Cruces. Online registration closes July 13. Info: 575-323-1250.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Info: 575-541-2550.

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 18

Silver City/Grant County

CLAY Festival — Various times across Silver City includes workshops, lectures, market, gallery walk, exhibitions, tours and more. Info: clayfestival.com.

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Las Cruces Dock Diving Summer Splash — 9 a.m. at the K9 Event Centre, 335 S. Valley Drive, Las Cruces. Online registration closes July 13. Info: 575-323-1250.

“The Mad Ones” a musical — 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 20

Silver City/Grant County

Rotary speaker: Dr. Brian Robinson on “Arthritis: Questions and Answers” — noon-1 p.m. in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico University Student Cafeteria. Guests are welcome, lunch is $10. Robinson is the founder of Southwest Bone & Joint Institute of Silver City. Info: 915-480-4347 or 575-388-2004.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 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.

“Complete History of America” — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Condensing 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds, a 90-minute hilarious roller coaster ride presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 22

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Zoom Presentation by author Lynn C. Miller — 12:30-1:30 p.m. A Sage Library presentation. The book is “The Unmasking” a murder mystery set in Silver City. Info: sagelibrary@las-cruces.org.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

 

Alamogordo/Otero County

Fourth Friday at the Zoo — 6-10 p.m. at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd. Live music, food and craft vendors, family activities and more. Info: jsides@ci.alamogordo.nm.us.

SATURDAY, JULY 24

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: “When the World Stopped Coming: Sustaining and Changing Cultural Identities” — 11 a.m. presented by historian, researcher and lifelong Silver citizen Tom Hester. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

 

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.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

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.

Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Summer Festival — 65-11 p.m. in the Downtown Plaza in Las Cruces. Info: ttcfest.com.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “Tom and Jerry.” Info: 575-541-2550.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 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.

“Complete History of America” — 7 p.m. at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St. in downtown Las Cruces. Condensing 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds, a 90-minute hilarious roller coaster ride presented by Blank Conversation Theatre Company. Info: riograndetheatre.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Las Cruces/Mesilla

Summer Reading Discussion — 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the main branch of Branigan Memorial Library and on Zoom. Library staff discussion with readers about their favorite books from the Summer Reading Program. Pick up prizes. Info: sagelibrary@las-cruces.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Deming/Luna County

Music Night on the Lawn — 6-9 p.m. at Lescombes Winery, 7075 Highway 549 SE in Deming. Wine, food, craft beer and live music. Info: 575-546-1179.

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Virtual Southern New Mexico

Unpacking Silver: Community Building — 11 a.m. presented by Susan Berry author and retired director of the Silver City Museum on the convergence of influences that destined the town’s evolution as a colorful, distinctive and resilient entity. Visit www. silvercitymuseum.org to register.

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.

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.

Truth or Consequences/Sierra County

Sierra County Farmer’s Market — 8:30 a.m.-noon at Ralph Edwards Park, corner of Riverside and Cedar in T or C. Info: colleen@sierracountyfarmersmarket.org.

Old Time Fiddlers Dance — 7-9 p.m. at the New Mexico Old Time fiddlers Playhouse, 710 Elm St. in T or C. Live music, toe-tapping and refreshments. Info: 575-744-9137.

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.

Movies in the Park — Begin at dusk at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. Las Cruces. This week is “The Croods 2 – A New Age.” Info: 575-541-2550.

TUESDAY, AUG. 3

Deming/Luna County

National Night Out 2021 — 6-8 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse Park, corner of Ash and Gold streets in Deming. A national community building campaign promoting police-community partnerships. Info: natw.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4

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.