January 2020

Note: the following are just the events listings in the Roundup.
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Our Lady of Guadalupe
Church Programs
Let There Be Lights
Southern New Mexico
West Texas
New Year's Eve

Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Fort Bliss
Club news
Juarez events
Area Attractions


Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time — A guided hike is at noon Monday, 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), between Paisano and Racetrack Drive.

Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl — The 86th annual football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 31. This is the first year under the new sponsorship. Tickets: $22 to $62 (Ticketmaster). Captain’s Club: $652. Some military discounts offered. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org.
  This year’s half time performers are Christian nu metal band P.O.D., who’s hits include “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” “Boom,” “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever.”
  The 22nd annual Fan Fiesta is 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, 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.
  Pre-game fan party is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 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 new sponsorship, named for the celebrated Frosted Flakes mascot, is aligned with Tony’s “Mission Tiger” initiative, raising awareness and funds for at-risk middle school sports programs.

WinterFest — El Paso Live with the Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital, hosts ice skating and various winter events through Jan. 5 in Downtown’s Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas. San Jacinto Plaza and El Paso Street will be decorated with holiday lights, and food trucks and the Holiday Cafe will offer treats for purchase.
  Regular ice skating hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
  New Year’s Day hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.
  Skating is $8 ($7 military; $5 age 5 and younger). Spectator admission is free. Season passes; $45, good for one session per day. Tickets online at elpasolive.com. Information: 534-0600,winterfestep.com, or on Facebook.
  Fiesta Fridays are 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday with live music at the ice rink.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18-19, 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.

Twelfth Night – The Celebration of Twelfth Night, hosted by Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass, welcomes the new year 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Bethel Temple Assembly of God 6301 Alabama. The medieval-style event includes tournaments, feast, and a grand masquerade ball. Tournaments include all martial styles (including archery), competitions for Best Ball garb, best mask, and best table decoration.
  A feast follows the evening court, with Masquerade Ball dancing and singing. Registration: $20 ($15 members; $5 age 6-15, and free for children under five). Feast is $10; registration required. Information: southernpass.org or on Facebook at Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass.

Days of Remembrance Bridal, Quince & Sweet 16 Expo — The annual event celebrating “30 Sweet Years” is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 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. Participants must register and be present for a chance to win thousands in prizes, as well as a chance for a honeymoon grand prize. Admission: $5; free for children under 12. Information: 740-4349 or elegantpenguinelpaso.com.
  All door proceeds benefit Paso Del Norte Children's Development Center.

Spring Home Show — The El Paso Association of Builders presents the annual home show and pet expo Jan. 24-26 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 (free for ages 16 and younger). Pets welcome to expo with a signed waiver from “pet parent” and can participate in a “Dog Lover Days Lure Course” for a $10 fee. Information: 1-800-756-4788 or HomeShowElPaso.com.

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 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, with more than premium tequila brands and 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.

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. 25. Starting location and participating bars to be announced. Cost: $60 team of four; 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. Check-in is 9 a.m. to noon and awards ceremony is 4 p.m.

Southern New Mexico

Antique Treasures Show — New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs in Las Cruces, hosts the 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. 25-26, informal appraisals and information on how to preserve personal treasures. The show also features demonstrations such as sewing, weaving, wool spinning and blacksmithing. Museum admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; $2 for museum members, veterans and free for children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  Visitors can play “Stump the Curator” by bringing in objects to see if the Museum’s curators, Mark Santiago, Lisa Pugh, Toni Laumbach, or Leah Tookey, can identify them. Santiago will also host an antique gun presentation at 1 p.m. both days.
  Representatives from Fort Selden Historic Site will be at the show with some unusual objects to play “Identify It.”

Las Cruces Bridal Showcase — Helping Hands Event Planning hosts its bridal and special event show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces. Admission: $5 in advance at Renee’s Bridal and Enchanted Occasions; $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.

Community Arts Party — The City of Socorro, N.M. will host its 24th annual arts event featuring workshops for all ages 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Finley Gym, 202 McCutcheon. Local artists and organizations offer workshops on painting, tie-dye, clay, jewelry, candle dipping, beading, masks, leather work and more. Wear old clothes. Volunteers welcome. Admission is free. Information: (575) 835-5688 or nmtpas.org.

West Texas

 

New Year's Eve

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. Tuesday, Dec. 31, celebration, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive, in Sunland Park, N.M. Admission is free (includes party favors); age 21 and older only. Information: (575) 874-5200, sunland-park.com or on Facebook.

Ardovino’s New Year’s Eve Bash — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will ring in 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, with a five-course dinner, dancing, live music by Johnny Lewis and DJ music and champagne toast at midnight. Cost per person: $100, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations and festive attire recommended: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, or ardovinos.com.

Forum Ballroom New Year’s Eve Dance — Tejas Band headlines the New Year’s Eve dance 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, 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 “Denim & Diamonds” New Year’s Eve Bash with gourmet dinner and concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, with tribute performers including Derek Spence as George Straight, John Lilly as Hank Williams Sr. and Kelly Vohn as Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Faith Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner 6 to 9 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: $125; minors must be accompanied by an adult. (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-800-545-9011.

New Year’s Eve Dance — GDP Pool Hounds host the New Year’s dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, featuring music by Little Mike and the Blue Kings. Admission: $25. Information: 204-2056.

Speaking Rock Entertainment Center — 122 S. Pueblo Rd. A free New Year’s Eve concert and celebration starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, featuring performance by rock band P.O.D. Champagne and party favors included. Admission is free; age 18 and older admitted. Information: 860-7777, speakingrock.com or on Facebook.

Las Cruces Chile Drop — The 6th annual New Year’s Eve Festival is 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tuesday 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.

Bazaars and Fairs, Farmer's Markets

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (Jan. 4, Feb. 1). Food and refreshments sold. Information: 585-9296.

Animeholics Art Show & Market — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the art market celebrating all things Anime 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with food, local art, live performance and a cosplay contest. Admission is free; all ages welcome. Information: 630-4867 or KaleidoscopeArtSpace@gmail.com.

Punk Rock Flea Market — “It’s Too Cold for This...” Art Show and Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Undisputed Craft House, 1881 Saul Kleinfeld. Information: 478-9971 or on Facebook.

Kermezaar call for artists — The juried arts festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, at the International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Various booth sizes available in different museum designed to accommodate a variety of hand-crafted items. Artists will be able to access a registration forthcoming website for Kermezaar in February. Information: Mitzi Quirarte, 820-2929.



Farmer’s markets

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 19th annual market is open Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, meat producers, honey, salsa, jams and jellies, and local artisans. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com, ardovinos.com or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Game Garden offers bocce ball, horseshoes, cornhole and washer toss.

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.

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at the Hobby Lobby parking lot, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

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

Wyler Tramway workshops — The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, 1700 McKinley, hosts free family events on select Saturdays hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Both events begin at 10 a.m. RSVP at 562-9899.
Jan 4: Fish Prints workshop. Paint, paper, and rubber fish provided.
Jan. 25: Geocaching activities.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP — Class sessions begin Feb. 3 for the popular UTEP program that offers non-credit classes for ages 50 or older.
  The membership program is part of UTEP’s College of Liberal Arts and supported in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration runs Jan. 7-17 , and is $70 for entire term, plus annual $30 annual fee ($50 for two people in one household). Late fee is $25.
  Classes include art appreciation, culture, current events, health, history, humanities, language, literature, mind-body-spirit, music and music appreciation, science, theater and film. College degree not required.
  Members may take as many classes as they want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no required homework. The fee includes parking permit, UTEP library card and discounts to UTEP events. Classes are open to age 50 or older, and meet weekday afternoons.
  The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room 209, 500 W. University. Office hours are 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is available at all public library branches. Register by phone, mail to the office, in person or ate utep.edu/olli/registration. Free parking available in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area. Information: 747-6280 (during office hours). Course list and details at OLLIatUTEP.org.

‘A Matter of Balance’ — Branigan Library’s First Wednesday programs focuses helping older adults avoid slips, trips and falls, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho. Information: (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

‘Caffeine and Octane’ Cruise-ins — Southwest Classic Car Club and the Coyote Cobras host their monthly cruise-ins beginning at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month (Jan. 11) in the parking lot of Western Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information: 584-8261 or swclassic.org.

Salud Wellness Expo — The Wholesome Body and Intuitive Wellness with Michelle hosts a free wellness expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, focusing on El Paso’s holistic wellness community, with herbs, CBD/hemp, aromatherapy, massage, reiki, rolfing, doula, brain performance, colon cleansing, detoxification therapy, lectures, and more. Information: 328-3608, 258-8116, thewholesomebody.com or intuitivewellnessep.com.

Southwest University Park Job Fair — Southwest University Park, home of the Chihuahuas and Locomotive, host the 2020 job fair for game day and event staff 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 14-15, in the WestStar Bank Club at Southwest University Park (enter through Clock Tower/VIP Entrance at Durango and Franklin. Candidates are urged to bring a résumé and dress to impress. No calls. Applicants who cannot attend can send résumés to tripleaelpasojobs@gmail.com.
  Candidates must be 18 years of age, able to pass a background check, and must be able to work all home games and additional events as needed.

Latinitas In Progress applications — Latinas in Progress College Prep & Leadership Program is taking applications through Jan. 20 from high school Latina students. The program exposes high school girls to college life and provides them with the tools needed to succeed. Sessions are taught at local partner colleges or universities. Information: 219-8554, latinasinprogressep@gmail.com or hwnt.org.
  Girls participate in monthly leadership and college readiness workshops held one Saturday per month January through May.

Architecture lectures — Texas Tech University College of Architecture and El Paso Museum of Art host talks by various architects and design experts in the museum’s auditorium, One Arts Festival Plaza, as part of its lecture series. Talks are on Thursdays. Admission is free, but seating limited to 220 people. Information: depts.ttu.edu/elpaso/arch/.
Jan. 23: Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of Architecture, Princeton University
Jan. 30: Michelle Addington, Dean of Architecture, UT Austin
Feb. 27: Mehrdad Hadighi, Studio for Architecture, Head of Architecture, Penn State
March 5: Yolande Daniels, Studio SUMO, USC.

El Paso Math Teachers’ Circle — The local math educators monthly meetup is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, A601, 9050 Viscount, to discuss, math concepts and work on math problems with fellow math teachers. Open all grades through college. Participation is free. Information: 831-2457 or sites.google.com/view/mtcelpaso.

College Bound Leaders Workshop — Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Latinas in Progress hosts the free college prep workshop for girls age 13-17 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Judge Marquez Library, 610 N Yarbrough. Girls have an opportunity to meet college student mentors, attend workshops on the importance of education, learn about scholarship opportunities and participate in activities to start preparing for college. Infomration: bit.ly/applylip latinasinprogressep@gmail.com or 219-8554.

Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Admission is free; light refreshments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org.
  The Forum will feature three presentations: “Green Hope Project: Art, Education, and Environmentalism” with Candace Printz; “Local Food Hubs” with Adriana Clowe; and “Growing the Local Economy through Responsible Farming” with Max Rapaport.
  A short documentary film,“Lost World” directed by Kalyanee Mam, is also featured.

Paranormal Investigations and Travels — The Rev. Henry Flores will give guided paranormal investigations of Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E Yandell at 9 p.m. the second Saturday of the month beginning Feb. 8. Proceeds will benefit the restoration and preservation of the historic landmark. Cost: $15; kid and family friendly. Information: 247-6116 or on
Facebook.
  Flores has hosted several guided ghost tours in the past, but these new events will feature an actual paranormal investigation, featured on the TV show “Ghost Adventures.” Guests can see the areas of the cemetery where Ghost Adventures was filmed.

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; hours our flexible.
  Project Amistad serves as the court-appointed guardian of over 350 wards in El Paso County.

Borderland Rainbow Center — The center 2714 Wyoming host several support and social groups for the LGBTZ community. Participation is free. Information: 263-4623 or borderlandrainbow.org.
• True Colors: LGBTQ Youth Support Group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for age 14-18 who are struggling with issues like coming out to friends and family, navigating family gatherings, dating, bullying and mental health.
• Stonewall AA/Addictions Anonymous meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, an LGBT-friendly 12-step support group for folks struggling with addictions.
• Transgender Adult Support Group meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, as a peer support group for trans folk age 18 and older.

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 1:15 to 3 p.m. selected Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Richard Burges Branch, 9600 Dyer. 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. 21) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, Paul Foster Education Building, Room 211. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.

El Paso Scavenger Hunt — The two-day photo scavenger “Sun City Hunt” is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, throughout Downtown El Paso. Teams work together to wander throughout El Paso, racking up points. Landmarks include Plaza Theatre, Southwest University Ballpark, Digie, and Los Lagartos Plaza. Hosted by Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures. Cost: $39 two players; $44 family pack (four players); $79.99 groups of eight; available at Eventbrite.com.

El Paso Social Network — 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. 4) at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B. 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.

Food Bank Twilight Hour volunteers — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank has created evening ”Twilight Hour” volunteer opportunities for civic and business groups 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month. Information: Samara Maggard, 298-0353 or volunteer@epfhfb.org.
  Twilight Hour Volunteering will also include a light snack and an optional Mocktail Hour (non-alcoholic mixed drinks) starting at 5 p.m. with a tour of the warehouse. Specific volunteer work ranges from pulling orders, processing, to sorting and packing food and ensuring food doesn’t go to waste.

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.

Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz nights are 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:
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8 p.m. Mondays.
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 7 p.m. Tuesdays.
• Black Orchid Lounge at 7:30 p.m.; and Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino at 8 p.m. Wednesdays.
• Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino at 7:30 p.m.; and Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m. Thursdays
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100 Pitt, 7 p.m. and Craft & Social, 305 E. Franklin at 8 p.m. Thursdays.

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.

Nar-Anon — Nar-Anon, a 12-step program for friends and family members who are or have been affected by someone’s drug or narcotics addiction, hosts weekly meetings at 5:30 p.m. every Saturday at Mesilla Valley Community of Hope Resource Room, 999 W. Amador in Las Cruces. Participation is free. Information: (315) 842-1919, 1-800-477-6291 or nar-anon.org.

Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated Group for Health and Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics 3 to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Clinic includes an overview of Pranic Healing. Donations welcome, space available on first come, first served basis. Information: 449-0619 or elpasolight.org.
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing. Clinics also held 3 to 5 p.m. every second Sunday of the month at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 North Main, in Las Cruces.
  Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered 7 to 8 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Unity Church, and 1:30 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at Fort Bliss Resilience through Art, 420 Marshall Road. Donations welcome.

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 district2@elpasotexas.gov.

Westside Parkinson’s on the Move — The support group meets at 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Bartlett Assisted Living Center, 221 Bartlett. Information: Ken Posey, 526-6078 or weimy65@gmail.com.


For a good cause

Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive — The annual citywide effort to restock area food pantries runs Jan. 6-20. 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.

Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Gala — Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Eta Iota Zeta Chapter host its “Blue & White Centennial Gala” 6 p.m. t midnight Saturday, Jan. 11, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, in celebration of “100 years of Scholarship, Sisterhood Service, and Finer womanhood.” Cost: $50. Information: 238-8936, (919) 961-8272 or zphib1920.org.
  This event will honor the extraordinary women, sisters, youth groups and friends of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. over the past 100 years.

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament — The poker tournament fundraiser for Silver City Clay Festival is 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Murray Hotel Ballroom, 200 W Broadway in Silver City, N.M. Players will use the Clay Festival’s custom-made, casino-quality clay poker chips during the Tournament. Registration: $50; includes pizza and non-alcoholic beverages (age 21 and older only). Awards given to final top 10 players. Registration at clayfestival.com.

Las Cruces Symphony Gala — Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gala is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road, with cocktails, dinner, and a silent auction. Live music by LSCO’s Pancho Romero, principal trumpet, and his jazz band, the Footprints. Tickets: $50 ($500 table for 10) available at lascrucessymphony.com or HoldMyTicket.com. Information: (575) 646-3709.

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 Elderly, and the disabled individuals who have no heat in the home.


Fort Bliss

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.

High Stakes New Year’s Eve Bingo — The New Year’s Eve bingo event is 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, Centennial Banquet and Conference Center at Fort Bliss. Ticket: $50; includes bingo paperback, dinner, and a champagne toast to the New Year. A New Year’s observance is at 10 p.m. Registration required; open to DOD ID cardholders, ages 18 and older, and their guests. Information: 744-1171.

Non-Commissioned Officers’ Wives Club — The club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month (Jan. 7) 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 jsw79904@yahoo.com.

Fitness Resolution Fair — Soto Physical Fitness Center, 20751 Constitution, hosts its annual Health and Fitness Resolution Fair beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. This event gives patrons the opportunity to check out free demo classes from Group Fitness. Event is free and open to all DOD ID cardholders. Information: 744-5785.

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 8:30 to 10 p.m. No coolers or outside beverages. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.

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.


Club news

Westside Welcome Club — Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
  The monthly free newcomer coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Mas y Menos Coffee Shop, 1035 Belvidere. No reservations needed. Information: 203-5522.
  The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Guest speaker is Stephanie Karr of One Fund El Paso. Cost for lunch: $22; reservation deadline is Jan. 4. Information: 584-9627,

Doña Ana Photography Club — The club meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 21, at Cruces Creative, 205 Lohman, in Las Cruces. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: (575) 323-3624 or daphotoclub.org.
Jan. 7: Bill Hanson will host a presentation on drone photography. He will also cover the present and future regulations for the use of drones as stipulated by the FAA. The annual presentation of awards for Photographer of the year and Picture of the year for 2019 follows.
Jan. 21: Presentation on the monthly theme “Gift.”
  A five-part “Photography Boot Camp” workshop is 9 a.m. to noon one Saturday a month through May beginning Jan. 18, aimed at anyone interested in learning the basics of photography. The first lesson is “learning about your camera,” to introduce the camera and what all the dials and button do to produce images. Participants will be guided by a practicing photographer and be shooting at the local Downtown Farmers Market before the morning is over. Cost: $5 per session.

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (Jan. 9) 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: epnequilters@gmail.com.

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and language. Information: Josette Shaughnessy, 585-1789, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  Fall French class sessions for both children and adults are offered. Information, registration: 346-3810 or 833-8705.

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.

El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (Jan. 14) 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.

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:45 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, coffee and donuts will be served. Information: 241-6977 or on Facebook.

McKelligon Canyon VFW — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 812 is open 2 to 8 p.m. at 2400 Davis Seamon Road in Franklin Mountains State Park. No charge to join; new members welcome to meet and fellow combat-zone veterans. Information: 562-2161 or on Facebook at VFWPost812ELP.

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. 11) 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: jsw79904@yahoo.com.

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.

Area attractions

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.
  Race days are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. Live racing season runs through April 21.

El Paso Streetcars — The restored streetcars run daily on two connected loop routes, covering a total of 4.8 miles, from Father Rahm in South El Paso to Glory Road in Kern Place. Hours are 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Rides are free during the holiday season. Regulata fare: $1.50; $1 student, children, military. Information: 212-3333, epstreetcar.com or on Facebook.

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.

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.

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.


Spaceport America Visitor Center — 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Saturdays returning at 1 p.m. Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger). Information, group reservations: 1-844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at spaceportamerica.com/experience.
  From El Paso, take 1-10 to Las Cruces, then 1-25 to Exit 32 and continue on the County Road about 25 miles to the Spaceport.

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.
  Music on the Patio is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Mesa Vista Wine Tasting Room — The new tasting room, which includes wine and craft beer, is at 3200 Hwy 28 in Anthony, N.M. (La Union area at NM 28 and S. Vinton Road). Open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The room also features the region’s only yarn shop and local alpaca products. Live music featured 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Information: (915) 494-7248.

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.

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.
  Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.

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. daily (Central Time). 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.

Juarez events

La Kruda Dominguera — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales opens its 2020 performance with the reggae band at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. Tickets: $750 pesos. Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 in Juárez, or fmascarenas.org.

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Advance tickets at donboleton.com. El Circo de Plin Plin live show is at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Tickets: 115 to 290 pesos.

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.
• The psychological thriller play “Esquizofrenia 2020” is at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27. Tickets: 241-405 pesos.
• The comic show of “Chuponcito y Teo Gonazalez” is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Tickets: 420-730 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.

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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