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New Year's Eve
Southern New Mexico
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time — A guided hike is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reservation is required.
The hike is led by El Paso Scene Editor Randy Limbird, who will provide commentary on area history and geography. A brief talk on the history of the monument will be given at the summit.
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico.
The hike is sponsored by Destination El Paso and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along the trail and in the parking lot.
The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273).
Hyundai Sun Bowl — The 85th annual football classic begins at noon, Monday, Dec. 31 with Stanford versus the University of Pittsburgh. Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org.
Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. with food and drinks, live music, giveaways and university bands, at the corner of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive. VIP Tent party also planned.
The annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at El Paso Convention Center, with live performances, Battle of the two University bands, activities for kids and more. Admission is free. Activity wristbands are $5 for unlimited inflatables and interactive games.
Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The new tasting room at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. Live music featured every 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 494-7248 or email@example.com.
A New Year’s Day event is noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, featuring goods from area surrounding small businesses such as Mayaluna Yarn Shop, alpaca products made from locally owned alpaca farms, prints of photos from the New Mexico area, tourist cards from the Mesilla area and furniture from Casa Decor.
Two Years Day Party — Zia Comics, 125 N. Main in Las Cruces, hosts a post-New Years gaming party for ages 18 and older 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, Cards Against Humanity, Joking Hazard, Super Fight, Cash 'N Guns and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 405-0461, ziacomics.com or on Facebook.
WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 6 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. This year’s ice rink offers interactive features, along with holiday shopping, seasonal food and drinks, lights, décor and more. Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Open seven days a week. Season passes; $35, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600 or winterfestep.com.
Hours are noon to 10 p.m. and noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The rink will be open until 1 a.m. New Year’s Eve.
El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Live present free movies at the Plaza Theatre Sunday, Jan. 6, with “Frozen” (1 p.m.) and “Ice Age” (3:30 p.m.). Local organists perform before each movie.
El Paso Streetcar fares are free every weekend through Jan. 6. The Winterfest express shuttle runs every 10 to 15 minutes 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, with free pick up at Father Rahm & El Paso and drop off at corner of El Paso and Overland.
Lights on the Lake — The display of holiday lights at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta, runs through Jan. 6. Food vendors available on weekends. Park closes at 11 p.m. Car entry fee is $2. Information: 771-2380 or on Facebook at epcountyparks.
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — The annual citywide effort to restock area food pantries runs Jan. 7-21. Canned and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off at various locations throughout town including ant public library branch. The food will then be collected, sorted and distributed among agencies serving the less fortunate. Information: 212-3201 or elpasolibrary.org.
El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military ID. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products and essential oils, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.
Tequila & Margarita at the Park — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the evening of tequila sampling and live music 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, with premium tequila brands and frozen margaritas available for sampling. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass. Information: 1-800-572-1142, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.
Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince & Sweet 16 Expo — The 29th annual event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at El Paso Convention Center, presented by Elegant Penguin Productions. The event is the largest and longest-running of its kind, with more than 120 vendors with wedding gowns, quinceañera and sweet 16 dresses, ballrooms, photographers, tuxedos, florists, jewelers, skincare, eye care, DJs, bakers and more. Samples and giveaways offered. Admission: $5; free for children under 12. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpaso.com.
All door proceeds benefit the Child Crisis Center of El Paso.
Spring Home Show & Pet Expo — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual event Jan. 25-27 at the El Paso Convention Center. The show features booths providing exhibits, demonstrations, and prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7.75 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: 1-800-756-4788, ext. 46 or HomeShowElPaso.com.
Special guest is Joanie Sprague from Trading Spaces, who will host seminars during the event.
The Barstool Open — Miller Lite and Topgolf hosts the miniature golf tournament and bar hop with nine miniature golf holds in nine different bars throughout Downtown El Paso 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Starting location and participating bars to be announced. Cost: $60 team of four through Jan. 19; $80 per team Jan. 20-26; age 21 and older only. Registration: raceadventuresunlimited.com.
Teams will go from bar to bar to play each hole until all 9 holes have been played. Prizes will be given for Best Team Outfits/Costumes, Best Team Name, Low Team Score, Low Individual Score, Holes in One, and more.
Check-in is 10 a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.
New Year's Eve
Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2018 beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with a four-course menu, live music and champagne toast at midnight. Reservations recommended: (575) 589-0653, ext. 6, or ardovinos.com.
El Maida New Year’s Eve — El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, hosts a New Year’s Eve show celebration Monday, Dec. 31, with music by Phat Soul. Cost: $25 ($40 couple). Event offers $1,500 balloon drop, door prizes and raffles. Information: 562-1444 or elmaida.com.
Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve Dance — Tejas Band headlines the New Year’s Eve dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at The Forum, 3800 Mattox (at Hawkins). Cost: $50; includes party favors, beer and set-ups, door prizes and menudo. Information: 598-4220.
Inn of the Mountain Gods New Year’s Eve — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. will host its “Decades of Fun” New Year’s Eve Bash with gourmet dinner and concert beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with live music from Aquarius and Boombox Heroes playing hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Dinner served at 8 p.m. Guests encouraged to dress like their favorite decade of the past. Tickets: $125 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-545-9011.
New Year’s Eve at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — El Paso’s Fungi Mungle, the “superstars of disco” perform at the 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, celebration. Admission is free; age 21 and older only.
The casino is at 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
New Year’s Eve Bash — Monti Warrior Zone at Fort Bliss hosts the New Year’s party 9 p.m. to midnight, Monday, Dec. 31, with a champagne toast to the New Year, music and more. Admission: $5; open to the public, ages 21 and older. Information: 741-3000.
Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. A free New Year’s Eve concert and celebration starts at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, featuring performance by Leonard, Colemen & Blunt (former lead singers of the Temptations, the Platters and the Drifters), and America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Admission is usually free. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.
Las Cruces Chile Drop — The 5th annual New Year’s Eve Festival is 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, in Plaza de Las Cruces, with entertainment, food, beer, dancing, and the Chile Drop at midnight. Free party favors at 11 p.m. while they last. Admission is free. Information: (575) 640-8283 or on Facebook at Las Cruces Chile Drop.
New Year’s at The Lodge — The resort in Cloudcroft hosts New Year’s Eve events 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, with adult party at the Lodge Pavilion. Champagne toast at 10 p.m. and midnight, free snacks all night, cash bar. Cost: $30 per couple, $15 for single 12 and over. Information: 1-800-395-6343 or thelodgeresort.com.
Southern New Mexico
Christmas on the Pecos — One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs through Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 26th annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:30 to 9:45 p.m.; ticket office opens at 4:30 p.m. No tours offered Christmas Eve.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket are $15 Sunday through Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday; $10 and $15 for ages 5-12 (4 and younger free with lap pass). Discounts for Eddy County residents. Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516, christmasonthepecos.com or on Facebook.
Alamogordo Spelling Bee — The elementary and middle schools in the Alamogordo area will hold their district spelling be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York, in Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
Antique Treasures Show — New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the 14th annual show featuring antique and collectibles vendors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26-27, informal appraisals, silent auction, information on how to preserve personal treasures, and a chance to see the museum’s new grist mill exhibit. Bring an object to “Stump the Curator.” Museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
Miss New Mexico USA — The Miss New Mexico USA and Teen USA pageants are Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, at Oñate Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces, N.M. Official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions that is part of the Miss Universe organization. Preliminary is 8 p.m. Saturday, and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information: (915) 945-2894 or MissNewMexicoUSA.com.
Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Information: (575) 522-1232 or lascrucesbridalshowcase.com.
The annual event brings together products and services for weddings and other special events and more. Attendees can enjoy samples from area caterers, get planning ideas, meet DJs, and take in a fashion show for the latest in prom, quinceañera and wedding couture and hair styling.
Acro-Cats — The show featuring the trained “Rock Cats Rescue” is 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $22-$40. Information: (575) 523-6403 or RioGrandeTheaftre.com.
Rock Cats Rescue, and their human staff, are devoted to promoting the mental and physical health benefits of cat training through the use of clicker training … a positive reinforcement based training method. The also encourage and support feline fostering, rescue and adoption.
Chocolate Fantasia – Mimbres Region Arts Council’s 20th annual celebration of arts and sweet delicacies is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in historic downtown Silver City. This year’s theme is “Children’s Storybook Fantasia.” While strolling through downtown, participants can enjoy 20 unique, locally made, handcrafted chocolates. Tickets sell out every year. Tickets: $25 for 20 individual pieces of chocolate; available at eventbrite.com. Information: (575) 538-2505 or chocolatefantasia.org.
This year’s event headquarters is Family Karate Center, 416 Bullard. Empty boxes available for $2 each. Awards ceremony for best decorations and chocolates is 4:30 p.m.
Bazaars and Fairs
Punk Rock Flea Market — Second Saturday of the month, 100 Pitt Street (in front of Whole Foods). Information: 478-9971, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. A “New Year Who dis? Art+Vintage Market” is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, with new art vendors, artisan vendors, collectors, oddities, vintage enthusiasts, food trucks, vegan food, craft beer, a henna artist, a Tarot card reader and more. The Hungry Wolf Food Truck will be on hand. Admission is free.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, email@example.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. every week. Cost: $10; bring a mat.
Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.
Tierra de Vida Community Farm — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s farmer’s market events are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, at Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue. Information: Information: 217-1126.
Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.
Something for everyone
‘How to Make and Keep a New Year's Resolution’ — Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho hosts the New Year’s program at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the library’s Roadrunner Room, second floor. Learn to determine the right resolution to help improve one’s life, create a plan on how to reach it, and become one of those people that successfully achieves their goal. Program is free and open to the public. Information: (575) 528-4005, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Community Meetings — AIGA El Paso and Artspace Lofts host the monthly series of meetings for the creative community every third Thursday of the month (Jan. 17) at Artspace E Paso Lofts, 601 N. Oregon. The event is for artists, writers, illustrators, developers, photographers, marketers, IT specialists, business owners, freelancers, and more. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: elpaso.aiga.org or on Facebook.
Every month includes a special guest speaker or activity followed by announcements from AIGA, the professional association for design.
A Cocktails with Creatives follows at 8 p.m. at the Gray Dog, 500 N. Oregon for those wanting to connect with other creative minds in a non-stressful situation.
Access Bars course — Access Consciousness practitioner Donna Brown will host an introductory class to the Access Bars healing technique 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. Location given upon registering. There are no prerequisites for this class and everyone is welcome. CEUs upon completion Spanish translator available. Cost $350; sign up at accessconsciousness.com. Information: 549-1755.
An Access Facelift class with Brown also offered 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Cost: $350.
‘Outdoor 2.0: Geotargeting Audiences with Billboards’ — Clear Channel Outdoor discusses their new billboard technology that identifies insights on audiences that drive past them during their daily commutes during the Advertising Federation of El Paso’s luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at El Paso Club,201 E. Main, 18th Floor. Cost: $30 professionals; $17 students. RSVP by Jan. 18 to Gabriel Acuna, 373-7537 or email@example.com.
Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically. Participation is free for most events. Information, registration: geekswhodrink.com.
Schedule subject to change:
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays
• Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8 p.m. Mondays.
• B-17 Bomber’s Oyster Pub, 201 S. El Paso, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Black Orchid Lounge, 6127 N Mesa, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
• Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m. Thursday
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100 Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.
Henry Kellen Founder’s Award — Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center is taking nominations through Dec. 30 of individuals and groups for its 4th annual award established in loving memory of its founder, Henry Kellen, to honor an individual, family or group who personifies the vision, tenacity and passion of Kellen, his commitment to the Museum and its mission to combat prejudice and bigotry. Nominations should include the name of the nominees and the one nominating them, a short explanation of who individual(s) should be recognized. All nominations can be returned via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the museum at 715 N. Oregon.
Presentation will be during the museum’s January Membership Meeting Thursday, Jan. 31.
Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. Scenic Sundays give people the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive, and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at this time. Information: 541-4416 or email@example.com.
Senior Adult Seminar Series — The Senior Adult Program at El Paso Community College host a new seminar series in 2019 for senior adults 55 and older. Cost per 12-hour class: $78. Register at the Senior Adult Office at 9050 Viscount, Building B, B240. Information: 831-7801.
Seminars offered include Healing Life’s Emotional Wounds, Rediscovering My Purpose in Life, Healing My Personal History, Techniques for Jewelry Making, and Cooking Vegas Style.
A Going Through Live Transitions class (20 hours) is $127.
Twelfth Night – The Celebration of Twelfth Night and Southern War Practice is in January at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3500 McRae. Details to be announced: southernpass.org or on Facebook at Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass.
Texas Retired Teachers Foundation scholarships — Applications are taken through Feb. 28 for Texas Retired Teachers Foundation’s scholarships to Texas teachers, and to college education majors. Applications and full requirements may be downloaded at trtf.org. Information: 1-800-880-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Amistad volunteers — The VISTA Department at Project Amistad seeks volunteers to help with various programs. Volunteers must undergo criminal background check and orientation. Information, requirements: Robert or Alicia at 298-1104 or projectamistad.org.
• Guardianship Department volunteers are always needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. selected days at 3210 Dyer.
• Companionship Program volunteers needed to visit clients in group homes to perform various tasks 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Project Amistad serves as the court-appointed guardian of over 350 wards in El Paso County.
Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: 544-6565 or elpasobridge.com. Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.
Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Memorial Branch, 3200 Copper. Information: (703) 434-1196 or eckankar-texas.org.
El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Jan. 15) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic (on left). Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, email@example.com.
El Paso Lupus Support Group — The support group for any individual interested in learning more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month (Jan. 5) at Life Church’s Community Room, 1580 Joe Battle. Admission is free; friends and family welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.
Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for those experiencing the loss of a loved one noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
Admission and lunch is free; reservations strongly encouraged. Donations welcome. Registration: 562-7660 or FaithandGrief.org.
GED classes — High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
Mustard Seed Community Café — The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Westside Community Church, 201 Sunset. Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseedcafe.org or on Facebook.
‘Surviving and Thriving’ classes — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, Suite D, hosts a free multi-session, interactive program for participants whose lives have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays starting in the classroom, led by trained facilitators who bring new approaches to nurturing, positive living and gratitude. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org.
For a good cause
Coffee with the CEO — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, 9541 Plaza Circle, offers opportunities for people to learn how they can get involved with the organization at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, and 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, with a tour of the facilities, refreshments and discussion of how people can help the food bank. RSVP to Terri Wyatt at 298-0353 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: elpasoansfightinghunger.org.
Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save A Kitten seeks donations of jewelry through February for its 4th annual sale planned for March. Proceeds benefit Las Cruces area nonprofits that help cats. Donations may be dropped off at Better Life Pet Foods, 315 S. Telshor in Las Cruces. To volunteer or donate, call Jackye at (575) 323-0903 or email@example.com.
Navajo Rug Auction — Foundation for Las Cruces Museums’ 5th fundraising Navajo rug auction is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, in Las Cruces. About 250 lots of rugs and other Native American art will be offered for sale. Preview is 9 to 11:30 a.m. with auction starting at noon. Auction conducted by the R.B. Burnham Trading Post. Admission is free; proceeds from sale benefit Navajo weavers and the Foundation. Information: foundationlcm.com.
Appraisals of Native American rugs, jewelry, and baskets will be available 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the center during the First Friday Art Ramble for a donation of $10 per item (no Kachina dolls or paintings).
Woman’s Club Casino Night — The Woman’s Club of El Paso, 1400 N. Mesa, hosts its casino night fundraiser at Saturday, Feb. 2. Dress is casual. Tickets: $45. Information: 532-6131 or Information: wcoep.org.
Safari Nights Gala — El Paso Chapter of the Safari Club International hosts its 16th annual gala, auction and expo at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with 30 outfitter booths from around the world, wildlife artists and outdoor equipment specialists. Tickets: $100 ($40 youth). Group tables available for $400-$1,200; available at 584-9300, scielpaso.org or on Facebook.
Blanket Drive — El Paso Fire Department and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting new blankets to very young, elderly and/or ill in need through the winter months. New blanket donations can be dropped off any time at all El Paso Fire Stations. Information: 667-0206 or 834-5772.
Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1 Texas for assistance. Persons who qualify include infants under one year of age, the ill and disabled and those who qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and RSDI.
El Paso Animal Services blankets — El Paso Animal Service needs blankets and towels to keep the pets warm in winter weather. The shelter goes through hundreds of blankets a day. Gently used blankets, comforters and towels may be brought to the shelter at 5001 Fred Wilson. Information: 212-7297 or elpasotexas.gov/animal-services.
Winter Giving Project Biblioteca Infantil — Warm hats, scarves and gloves are being accepted for the children of the Biblioteca Infantil library in Rancho Anapra. Toys, school supplies and new jackets and sweaters are also welcomed. Information: Eina Holder 867-1014.
Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Check beforehand to see which gates are open to the public. Public access is available through the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates to East Bliss.
Fitness Resolution Fair — Soto Physical Fitness Center, 20751 Constitution, hosts its 9th annual Health and Fitness Resolution Fair 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. This event gives patrons the opportunity to check out free 20-25 minute demo classes from Group Fitness. There will be free body composition analysis from Personal Training, and 5-10 minute chair massages by the massage therapists. Event is free and open to all DOD ID cardholders. Information: 744-5800.
Fort Bliss Historical Association — The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: 269-4831.
Dues are $25 a year ($10 students and junior enlisted soldiers).
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983 or blissmwr.com/rodandgun.
Friday at The Fireplace — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor fireplace followed by DJ music. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
Non-Commissioned Officers’ Wives Club — The club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month (Jan. 8) at the Trading Post (former commissary), 1717 Marshall Road, at Fort Bliss. Social time starts at 9:30, lunch meeting and potluck at 10 a.m. Information: 751-2132 (Leave message with #) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts, Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.
Westside Welcome Club — Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Chico’s Off the Rack at the Fountains at Farah (near Chuy’s). Bring used clothing to be donated to Bella’ Bargains, and get a discount.
The monthly luncheon is 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor. Kareesha Willow will perform Middle Eastern Belly Dancing. Cost for lunch: $22 (for vegetarian options, indicate with reservation). Send check to WWC, PO Box 13167, 79913, or bring to monthly coffee. RSVP: by Jan. 4 at 261-7819.
The social and charitable nonprofit club was established 40 years ago to welcome women to the El Paso community. Open to both newcomers and longtime residents.
El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (Jan. 8) at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana). Meetings include educational presentations and an auction of materials submitted by club members. Visitors always welcome; admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Information: 833-5154.
Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Underwood Golf Course 3200 Coe, on Fort Bliss. Newcomers always welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) — The club hosts its “Photography Boot Camp” workshop is 9 a.m. to noon one Saturday a month through May beginning Jan. 12, at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. This introductory course is open to any one who would like to learn the basics of photography, including cameras and how to use them to make wonderful photographs. Cost: $5 per session. Information: (575) 323-3624 or daphotoclub.org.
The Club meets 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Southwest Environmental Center. Anne Chase will present a program on the places and photo opportunities, both known and a few not well known, to be found in New Mexico. There will also be a presentation of images submitted for this month's theme “Comfort.” The public is welcome.
El Paso Retired Teachers luncheon — All retired teachers and school personnel are invited to a luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway, with program by Institute for Healthy Living. Cost: $18. Information: 253-5792.
Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Donut Dollies and the Red Cross in Korea and Turkey" presented by Billie McCann. Cost: $10, includes lunch. Open to the public. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 18: 591-2326.
Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information: discoverep.org.
Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held weekly; call days. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (Jan. 10) at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). The nonprofit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, quilters together for various events and projects. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Ages 18 and older welcome. Information: email@example.com.
International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on Facebook.
Mesilla Valley Stamp Club — The stamp club meets 6 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces. Guests, beginning and advanced collectors are invited to trade, buy, and sell stamps. Information: (575) 202-1937.
Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday (Jan. 12) of the month, at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. Program presented at 11 a.m. after the meeting; topic to be announced. Anyone age 18 or older interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PEEP Learning Lab — Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso hosts workshops 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Wednesday every other month at 500 W. Paisano, Second floor meeting room Cost: $5 per workshop (free for PEEP members). Light refreshments served. Payment at the door or at the.elusive.photon.im/PEEP/.
Toastmasters clubs — The clubs develop professional leadership and communications skills in a supportive setting with colleagues. Guests always welcome. Information: toastmastersclubs.org.
• Amigo Club meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, 2000 Transmountain, first floor conference room.
• Eastside Toastmasters — Weekly meetings are 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, at Pebble Hills Regional Command, 10780 Pebble Hills. Information: Mike, (469) 426-7120.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The 60th season of live racing runs Dec. 28-May 5: with post time at 12:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
Tequila & Margarita at the Park, with tequila sampling and live music, is 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Admission is free; $20 for 10 sample tickets and a souvenir shot glass.
El Paso Streetcars — The restored streetcars are now running daily. The two connected loop routes, covering a total of 4.8 miles, go from Father Rahm in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled with Sun Metro ID.
Ride the streetcars for free on weekends through Jan. 6.
Information: 212-3333, epstreetcar.com or on Facebook.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Native American Dances are on the hour 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, made Saturday mornings. Also featured are family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or cattlemanssteakhouse.com.
Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular for its homemade asadero cheese products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com.
Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.
San Elizario Historic District — The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum.
Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com. The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort is open during ski season and begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $84 for adults, $77 children and senior, $71 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, open year-round, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.
McDonald Observatory — The University of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Time) daily. Information: (432) 426-4138.
The observatory offers daytime tours and solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Reservations required for all programs. See website for prices, schedule: mcdonaldobservatory.org.
To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory.
Self-Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour - Brochures are available for walking tours of historical sites in downtown El Paso amd Juárez. Information: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 534-0600.
Concordia Cemetery - A historic cemetery that now lies in the shadow of El Paso's principal freeway interchange, Concordia is the final home of gunfighters John Wesley Hardin, John Selman and others. The former town "Boothill" can be reached by taking the Copia exit from Interstate 10. To find out about tours or other information, call the Concordia Heritage Association at 755-0000.
Franklin Mountains State Park - The largest urban park in Texas extends north from the heart of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The highest point is North Mount Franklin, 7,192 feet above sea level. Park rangers give guided hikes on the first and third weekends of the month, beginning at the Tom Mays Unit entrance and last 2-3 hours. Information: 566-6441.
Entry fees are $3 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, until 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during summer. The park also offers mountain biking, camping and picnicking.
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - The park is famed for its unique geology and Native American rock art. Unguided access is limited to North Mountain. Rock art tours, hiking tours, and bouldering tours are available Wednesday-Sunday mornings. Reservations recommended: (915) 849-6684.
Admission fee is $4, special rates for seniors; free for children 12 and under. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 857-1135. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains, then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. It's about 32 miles from downtown El Paso.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park - 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. One of the best examples of a Permian Period fossil reef, the national park offers camping and more than 80 miles of trails. Park headquarters is at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center, 7 miles east of Pine Springs, offers nature, canyon and geology trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free entry. Information: (915) 828-3251.
So. New Mexico day trips
White Sands National Monument - The glistening gypsum dunes are a year-round attraction, offering eerie vistas, relaxing hikes and a wonderful natural playground for kids of all ages. The monument is about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks are offered an hour before sunset.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last weekend of each month. Participants drive their own vehicles 17 miles then hike 3/4 mile to the source of the white sands. Advance reservations (beginning two weeks before tour) are required.
Hours: Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to sunset.; expanded hours in summer. Summer events include full moon night programs. Entry fee: $3 for adults. Information: (505) 479-6124 or www.nps.gov/whsa.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - The caverns open at 8 a.m. daily, and the last elevator down leaves at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also walk to the main caverns through the natural entrance - last walk-in is 2 p.m. (hours extended 1 1/2 hours in summer). Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15, for seniors with discount card).
Additional tours offered; call for fees and reservations. Information: (505) 785-2232 or www.nps.gov/cave.
The park is 160 miles east of El Paso.
Aguirre Spring Campground - The Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five family camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas. Day use fee is $3 per vehicle. The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding) and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information: (505) 525-4300.
Alameda Park Zoo - Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. The zoo is part of the park that lines Alamogordo's main highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2.20 adults, $1.10 children and seniors. Information: (505) 439-4290.
City of Rocks State Park - Between Deming and Silver City, four miles east of U.S. 180 off NM 61, is the peculiar formation known as City of Rocks. Erosion has sculpted the "city" out of volcanic material, creating a natural playground for rock climbers. Admission is $3. Information: (505) 536-2800.
Dripping Springs Natural Area - The recreational area is at the base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road (eastern extension of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area includes the A.B. Cox Visitor Center, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. The area's entrance gate is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance animals). Information: (505) 522-1219.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park - Carlsbad, N.M. Living Desert offers visitors an up-close at the mammals, reptiles and birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert. Admission: $3 ($1 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) Information: (505) 887-5516.
Old Mesilla - The largest town between San Diego and San Antonio before the railroad passed it by in 1881, Mesilla has retained its appearance and character as a 19th-century center of the Southwest. The town plaza was the site of the official celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Trail.
Many of the adobe buildings, some dating back to 1850, have been restored. Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre and historic restaurants await visitors.
Stahmann Farms - The world's largest family-owned pecan orchard offers free tasting tours at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Stahmann's Country Store, 22505 Hwy 28 South, La Mesa, N.M. (six miles south of Mesilla). Allow one hour for tour; advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
The tour is in the heart of Stahmann's 4,000 acres, and includes the shelling and candy plants.
Sample various sauces and condiments off the grill at Saturday culinary samplings, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through August.
Fort Selden State Monument - Fort Selden, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, was a 19th-century adobe fort. The monument preserves the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free). Information: (505) 526-8911.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at donboleton.com.
• Comedian Franco Escamilla (”Amo del sarcasmo”) performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Tickets: 520-805 pesos.
• ‘Rock al Piano’ with Alexandro Venegas is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets: 230-450 pesos.
•”Veintidós, Veintidós,” a play dealing with intense issues of life and consciences starring Odin Dupeyron and Erika Blenher is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Tickets: 405-635 pesos.
• “Dinosaurios,” a show replicating live dinosaurs, is at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets: 175-460 pesos.
• Octubre Doce performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. Tickets: 230-460 pesos.
• Comedians Jose Luis Zagar and Teo Gonzalez perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Tickets: 345-635 pesos.
La Pingo’s Orquesta — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 performance series opens with the musical group from Aguascalientes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. The group plays a fusion of classical, chamber, Argentine tango, Balkan music, jazz and more. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.
Coming next month is the eclectic musical group Macuiles at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets at donboleton.com. Masha y El Oso Paw Patrol is presented at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets: 115-290 pesos.
La Rodadora — The interactive children’s museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information: 52-656-558-2415 or larodadora.org.
3D Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to explore the origins of life, the formation of the planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with a focus on art and expression.
Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information: muref.org, inah.org or Facebook.
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