June 2016

Note: the following are just the events listings in the Roundup.
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Celebrating the Fourth
Southern New Mexico
West Texas
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Fort Bliss
Club news
Summer Fun for Kids
Juarez events
Area Attractions

El PASO Balloonfest — The 31st annual festival Saturday through Monday, May 28-30 at Bowen Ranch, 5101 Stan Roberts. Morning balloon launches are Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
  Kick off is Saturday evening with a Soldier Salute and Sunset Balloon Glow, with glow vendors and food trucks, followed by a color guard performance and lantern lift off.
  Sunrise Balloon Glows and lift-offs are Sunday and Monday, with breakfast food trucks and specially shaped balloons both days. Activities include hay and pony rides, petting zoo, calf-roping and other ranch activities. Saloon open for 21 and older with champagne tastings, beer and live music.

Concordia Cemetery Memorial Day — Concordia Cemetery Heritage Association will honor veterans of all wars buried at the historic cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, in Concordia Cemetery’s Buffalo Soldier Memorial, 3700 Yandell. The 82nd Airborne Division will present the Memorial program. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 591-2326 or 479-3779, or concordiacemetery.org.

Sun City PrideFest 2016 — El Paso Sun City Pride’s 9th annual festival is 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at 100 E. Franklin, in honor of LGBTQI Month. Local acts begin at 8 p.m., headline entertainment at 10 p.m. The annual parade, “Ride The Rainbow,” is 10 a.m. running from Houston park, 900 Montana, the Pride Square, 500 N. Stanton. Pride week events run June 1-5: Passes are $41.99 to $82.99, depending on select one-day passes, weekend passes and VIP Access (including meet and greet session). Information, reservations: (615) 973-3870 or epscp.org.
  This year’s headliners include American Idol and RuPaul’s Dragrace finalist, Adore Delano (aka Danny Noriega), CBS’ The Talk host, James Vaughn, and Erika Jayne from the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Also appearing are international wrestler Cassandro and the current reigning Miss Gay America and Miss Continental joining the celebration.
Other events:
  A sponsor reception and Dance Party is Wednesday, June 1.
  Kick-Off Party is Thursday, June 2, at EPIC Bar & Nightclub, 510 N. Stanton.
  Dance Party is Friday, June 3, at the EDGE Bar & Nightclub, 610 N. Mesa.
  The annual parade theme is “Ride the Rainbow.”
  Wet ‘n Wild Pride Bash is Sunday, June 5, at Wet ‘n Wild Water World in Anthony.

Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo — The rodeo performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, June 2-5 at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Cowboys and cowgirls from all over the world are scheduled to participate in El Paso’s only professional rodeo featuring nightly performances and live entertainment. Presented by Dick Poe Dodge Ram and Dick Poe Chrysler Jeep. Tickets: $15 and $35 (Ticketmaster). Information: elprodeo.com.

Billy the Kid Festival — ?San Elizario Historic Art District hosts the 7th annual festival named for the infamous outlaw Friday through Sunday, June 3-5, in San Elizario. The event celebrates Billy the Kid’s visit to San Elizario in 1876 to break out a friend from the old El Paso County Jail. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093, billythekidfestival.com.
  To get there, take Loop 375 south from I-10, exit Socorro Rd., then drive 7 miles east to Main Street.
   The free presentation of the original play “Billy The Kid 1876” is at 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday, on the Main Street Stage.

Feast in the Middle East — The 51st annual May dinner and festival is Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church and the Summit Ballroom & Conference Center, 120 N. Festival.
  Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The event includes live Arabic music, St. George Dance Troupe, belly dancers, authentic Middle Eastern food, such as kibbee, tabouli, meat pies, home-made bread, baklava, bake table and guided church tours.
  Admission is $3 (free with advance purchase of $20 advance food tickets); children 9 and under admitted free. Information: 584-9100 or stgeorge-elpaso.org.

Reptilia — El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, celebrates opening of its Reptile House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, with new exhibits, animals, reptile and amphibian encounters, bug eating, frog jumping and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 212-0966 or elpasozoo.org.

Flag Day Ceremony — The El Paso Texas “Flags Across America” chapter will host its 10th annual ceremony Saturday, June 11, at the Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy). The 50’x 100’ flag donated by VFW 8550 will be raised as well as flags from all 50 states and six territory flags. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.
  In conjunction with the event is the annual chili cook-off and yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Chili tasting at 12:30 p.m.

Highway 28 Music Festival — The celebration of live music, food and drink benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation is 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Los Portales Historic Event Venue, 300 S. Highway 28, in Anthony (west of Canutillo FM 259), with wine provided by La Viña Winery, craft beer by High Desert Brewing, and food trucks. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; $4 for age 10 and younger. Information: losportalesvenue.com or on Facebook at Los Portales Banquet.

Santa Lucia Kermess — Santa Lucia Catholic Church will host its annual fundraising Gran Kermess 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday and 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday, June 11-12, at the church grounds at 518 Gallagher, with food, family games and country store. Live music by Green Light Century, Los Alegres Del Valle, Inolvidable, FM Junkies, Exito and Starliners. Admission and parking is free; donations appreciated. Information: 592-5245.

Slide the City El Paso — Oregon Street will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, along North Oregon and West Nevada. Slip and splash down three city blocks on the giant waterslide on inner tubes, and enjoy the surrounding block party with food, music, local vendors and a dunk tank. Slide open to participants over age 5 and at least 46 inches tall. Prices start at $10; single, triple or ultimate slider passes available during a selected wave time. Early registration encouraged at slidethecity.com.

Miss Belleza Latina — Contestants in this non-traditional beauty pageant, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at the Chamizal National Memorial, compete, in Spanish, in challenges that reflect the culture and traditions of the Hispanic community. Information: 412-3440.

St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The annual commemoration of the reservation’s patron saint is Monday, June 13, at Ysleta del Sur Reservation. St. Anthony is patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. The celebration, primarily religious in nature, is free and open to the public. Information: 859-8053.
  Preparations begin in early morning, with a Mass at the Ysleta Mission, and a procession bearing St. Anthony’s image immediately following. People with promises to St. Anthony’s can take their vows or display acts of devotion.
   Tribal members return to the tuh-la (ceremonial site similar to a kiva), where dancing continues all day, then back to the tuh-la. The tuh-la is located near the reservation: Take Alameda east to Candelaria, turn left, then right on San Fernando and right on Juno. The reservation is a few blocks from the mission and Ysleta Cultural Center. The public is invited to watch, but photographs of the ceremonies should be taken only with permission. Bring folding chairs.

Downtown Street Festival — The “StreetFest” encompasses the entire El Paso Convention Center area, with stages of live music including the main stage, rock stage and Latin stage, food, games 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. Early bird ticket prices (through April 1): $20 single day; $35 combo; $100 VIP (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.
  This year’s Main Stage headliners are Seether on Friday and the Goo Goo Dolls on Saturday.
  The Street Festival includes four outdoor stages filled with nonstop music, vendor booths offering the tastes, novelties and crafts of El Paso, a children’s carnival area and activities for the whole family.
  Fireworks usually follow around 10 p.m. each night.
  The event is one of the largest annual festivals in El Paso, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people or more each year.

Aquapalooza — The 3rd annual water event is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Biggs Park on Central Fort Bliss across from the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, with, games, rides and slides, as well as fire trucks will be onsite to soak willing participants. Face painting, snow cones, and balloon animals also offered. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 588-8247, bliss.armymwr.com or on Facebook at blissmwr.

Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket information: Laura’s Productions, 845-2894 or laurasproductions.com.
  The competition is divided into three categories: Personal interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. In addition to choosing Miss El Paso and Miss El Paso Teen, awards will be presented to the Most Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit, and Miss Congeniality. Title sponsors are Western Tech College and Pepsi Cola. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants.

Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.

Celebrating the Fourth

Fireworks watching party — Old Glory Memorial, Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy), will host a celebration to watch fireworks from Cohen Stadium starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3, with hot dogs, hamburgers, snow cones, popcorn. Parking lot space for cars: $3, limited spaces available. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.

East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone can join the annual Independence Day People’s Parade sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4. The parade starts at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (at Montwood) and travels to Yarbrough then north on Album to Album Park. with floats, marching units, antique cars, horses and bicycles are among the entries. Sponsorships and donations welcome. Information: 731-1549.

Patriotic Celebration — El Paso Wind Symphony’s annual Independence Day performance of patriotic music is 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial..
  A fireworks show follows the concert. Presented by the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of El Paso as part of their Music Under the Stars concert series. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, (Chamizal) 532-7273 or elpasoartsandculture.org or on Facebook at MusicUnderTheStars.
  Free shuttle from El Paso Zoo to the park runs 6 to 10 p.m.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 20th annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Proud to be an American.” The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: 231-2559 (Parade Chair), westelpasorotary@gmail.com or rotarywestelpaso.org.
  Fee for entries is $45 ($10 non-profits) by June 13. Prizes are $1,000 for Best Entry, $750 Second; $500 Third and $250 Fourth. Judging criteria will include special effects, costume originality, theme and crowd pleasing. Information packets available online at july4parade.com.

Cloudcroft Independence Day — The Village of Cloudcroft, N.M. celebrates Independence Day weekend July 2-4, with a street dance, annual parade, open-air melodramas and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733, 1-866-874-4447 or cloudcroft.net.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight Monday, July 4, with food, live entertainment 3 to 10 p.m. and family activities, concluding with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero. Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions; jumping balloons: $10. No outside food or drink permitted. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Socorro Independence Day — The City of Socorro, N.M. will host the 24th annual celebration starting at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, on the New Mexico Tech campus near the Macey Center, One Olive Lane, featuring family entertainment, a lineup of some of New Mexico’s favorite bands, water slide and jump balloons, BBQ and food for sale, and NM Tech’s Famous Fireworks Display at dark. Admission is free. Information: nmtpas.org.

Southern New Mexico

Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival — Two-time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Famer Taj Mahal Trio headlines the Saturday night show for the 21st annual event May 27-29 at Gough Park, corner of Pope and 12th Streets in Silver City. Live acoustic and electric blues music, artisan’s alley, raffles, food vendors and a beer garden. Admission is free at all Gough Park events. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park area. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. VIP packages available: Blues package is $75; Bike Package is $100. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
  Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures is 20th century blues and roots music. In more than four decades of performing, he has broadened his artistic scope to represent music from nearly every corner of the world.
  Opening party picnic starts at 6 p.m. Friday, with Las Cruces blues guitarist CW Ayon, food vendors and beer garden, in Gough Park. Also featured is a twilight Busted Knuckles Harley Stunt show. Live music continues 12:15 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
  The Festival Kick-Off Dance is 8:30 to 11 p.m. at Q’s Southern Bistro with Southern California’s blues rockers Harlis Sweetwater. Tickets: $15.
  A Blues Jam Session with festival performers, led by Miller & the Other Sinners, is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, at Little Toad downtown. Proceeds from the evening events help keep the festival free. Tickets: $15.
  Sunday’s headliners are the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, who revolutionized the New Orleans brass band by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style.
  Dirty Dozen Brass Band will lead workshop at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Seedboat Center for the Arts & Gallery on the history of New Orleans’ music.
  In conjunction with the festival is Peoples Choice Bike Show, with a $500 prize for winners in each category. This year’s special guests are the Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour, which will perform throughout the day Saturday, as well as two shows on Sunday. Also featured is Daredevil Crew. Information: Ginny Wolf (575) 313-5709.
  The Kneeling Nun Bike run begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 43rd annual juried arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, at Zenith Park, with new and returning art vendors showcasing sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more as well as live music, food and children’s activities. Admission is free. Information: 1-888-874-4447 or cloudcroft.net.

Red White & Brew Wine and Beer Festival — The Memorial Day weekend event is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, at NMSU Intramural Fields, 100 Wells in Las Cruces, with samples from regional wineries and micro-breweries. Admission: $20 at the gate, $15 in advance online at redwhiteandbrewfestival.com. Admission free to under 21 with parent or guardian. Cost is $10 for designated drivers; includes free bottle of water. Information: (575) 522-1232.
  VIP Experience Tent tickets also available for $50; includes access to air conditioned tent, seating, and food pairings to sample with award-winning DH Lescombes wines and Spotted Dog specialty brews.
  Participating wineries include St. Clair and their entire family of wines, including DH Lescombes, Blue Teal Vineyards, Soleil Mimosa, Voluptuous, and other specialty wines, as well as Heart of the Desert Winery, Don Quixote Winery, Kokopelli Winery, and more. Breweries include: High Desert Brewing Company, Spotted Dog Brewery, Heart of the Desert Brewery, Picacho Peak Brewing and more.
  Saturday’s performers are Border Avenue at noon, and Jagertown at 3 p.m.
  Sunday’s performers or Ghetto Blasters at noon and Arcadian at 3 p.m.
  Monday’s performers are CW Ayon at noon and Soulshine at 3 p.m.

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival — The 24th annual festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 28-30, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival offers wines by 16 New Mexico wineries as well as specialty food and arts and crafts vendors. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers.
  Admission: $15 in advance (includes souvenir glass); $20 at the door. Must have valid ID; free for under 21 with parent or legal guardian. Active duty and retired military receive $3 discount on Monday, with valid ID. Information: (575) 636-2199 or nmwine.org.
  Live music begins at noon and 3 p.m. daily: Latin Funktion and Cody Joe Hodges on Saturday; Nosotros and the Bel Airs & Tracy Nelson on Sunday; and Eli James Band and Guitar Slim Monday.
  To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs. Free parking.
  New this year: Shuttle transportation 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Mesilla Valley Mall and return; $5 per round trip. Last shuttle leaves mall at 4 p.m.

Two River Arts and Crafts Festival — The 3rd All Handcrafted arts and craft fest is May 28-30, at Wingfield Park, 300 Center in Ruidoso. Admission is free. Information on Facebook or call (575) 937-1734.

First New Mexico Bank Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo — The 25th annual PRCA Rodeo rides into Silver City Wednesday through Saturday, June 1-4, at Southwest Horseman’s Park, U.S. 180 East (at Caballero Road). Performances begin at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. with mutton bustin’ at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 at the gate. information: (575) 534-5030 , silvercityprorodeo.com or on Facebook.

Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference — The annual conference, formerly held in November, returns June 1-4, with workshops, performances and more. Information: (575) 525-1735 or lascrucesmariachi.org.
  The annual Spectacular Concert is 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds with international artist Ezequiel Pena performing with Mariachi Aguilas, and his Banda and Equestrian Show. Tickets: $30-$60 (Eventbrite).
  Student Showcase and Street Dance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on Main Street in Downtown. Student performances followed by street dance with Sangria Band. Tickets: $10; age 12 and younger free.
  The annual Mariachi Mass is 10 a.m. Sunday, June 5, with Bishop Ricardo Ramirez presiding. Mariachi Musicians and Folkloric Dancers are interwoven in a colorful procession.
  The Annual Mariachis & Mas Fiesta is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Old Mesilla Plaza. Admission is free.

WCC&D Spring Fiesta — The annual fiesta at the former New Mexico mining boom towns of Winston, Chloride, Chiz and Dusty Saturday, June 4, at the Community Center in Winston, 35 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences on NM 52. Barbecue dinner, craft fair, flea market kids’ games, entertainment and more. Parade begins a 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 743-2701 or wccd88@yahoo.com.

Bumps, Babies & Beyond Baby Expo —Parents, parents-to-be, and their children will have a day of fun at the expo 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Las Cruces Convention Center, with a wide range of resources, from baby photographers and party planners to healthcare providers and daycare representatives. Tickets: $5; available online at bumpsbabiesbeyondexpo.com. Information: (575) 522-1232.
  The expo will also feature break-out sessions and seminars on how to do a baby wrap, breast-feeding consultations, healthy baby food and more, as well as a maternity and kids’ fashion show.
  A Kids Character Breakfast is 9 to 10:30 a.m. with special guests ranging from Frozen’s Elsa to a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters. Tickets: $15 (includes expo admission), by online pre-sale only.

T or C Centennial — The City of Truth or Consequences celebrates its 100th anniversary Friday through Sunday, June 10-12, at the new Healing Waters Plaza in Downtown T or C. The event includes carnival rides, car show, live music, dances, vendors and more. Information: Facebook.com/TorCCentennial2016 or call (575) 894-6673.
• Talent Show at Ralph Edwards Park, 6-8 p.m. Free/potluck.
• Dance at Civic Center 8 p.m.-midnight with Border Avenue. Admission: $10. Cash bar.
• Parade, 10 a.m.
• Wild Blue Country Air Force Band, 11 a.m.
• Opening Ceremonies, noon.
• The Two of Us, 1 p.m.
• Silver Bullet Band, 3-6 p.m.
• Downtown Street Dance, 7-11 p.m. with Clay Mac Band. Free admission. Cash beer and wine garden.
• The Two of Us, 9 a.m.
• Wild Blue Country Air Force Band, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• T or C Community Theatre performs “Lantern in the Wind” at 2:30 p.m. in the Civic Center.

Elephant Butte Chili Challenge — The annual cook-off is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the Desert Cove camping area of Elephant Butte State Park. Area cooks compete to have the best and hottest red and green chile in the southwest. Awards given at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Park admission fee applies; plus $2 per chili sample. Fee for participants is $20 per category; $30 for both. Information: (575) 744-4708.

BAMM Music Festival — The 7th annual weekend of music and camping is Friday through Sunday, June 17-19, in Cloudcroft, N.M. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday with event site closing at 1 p.m. Sunday. No pets, alcohol, glass containers, open flames, or charcoal grills. Propane okay with a metal pan underneath. Lineup to be announced. Tickets: $30; early bird and other discounts offered; ages 12 and younger free. Information: (575) 682-1229 or bammfestival.com.
  Live music is 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, with Arcturians, Cactus Tractor, Sorry About Your Sister and headliners Deltaphonic.
  Saturday’s events are 10 a.m. to 1:50 a.m. with music by Gleewoods, Darrick Harris Band, Psilocybin Jam, Jones and Miles, Jackie Myers Band, Lonesome Heroes, Elder Grown, Benzo III and MagiNation.
  Odd Lab performs circus acts at 12:20 p.m. and a fire show at 9:30 p.m.
  The BAMM Piñata Bash is 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

Kars of Kids — The 16th annual Kiwanis Kars for Kids is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Young Park, Walnut and Nevada in Las Cruces. The event includes vintage, classic, hot rod and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Rock and roll DJ music throughout event. Bicycles welcome. Proceeds go to Jardin de los Niños and other Kiwanis Foundation projects. Admission and parking is free. No alcohol allowed in park. Information: (575) 525-9478 or jimpudd@msn.com.

High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club Cherry Festival — The 48th annual festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18-19, at the High Rolls Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festival features all varieties of cherry products — pies, tarts, ciders — and fresh bing cherries, children’s activities, and more than 65 arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit Lions Club causes. Admission is free. No pets. Information: highrollsfestivals.com.
  High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Follow the signs to the community center.

San Juan Fiesta and Turtle Fest — The annual fiesta and turtle derby is usually held the 3rd weekend in June at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Tortugas, N.M., near Las Cruces. The celebration dates back to when the present day Tortugas consisted of two separate villages, Guadalupe and San Juan. Information: Parish Office, (575) 526-8171.
  A Pre-Derby Tardeada is held Saturday evening with traditional food available for purchase. Information: (575) 526-4003.
  Sunday’s festival is all day Sunday with the annual Turtle Races, along with traditional food booths, kids activities and entertainment, plus a dance/tardeada.
  To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two signals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia.

Smokin’ On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship — The annual State BBQ Championship is Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia, N.M. The Kansas City BBQ Society & Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Sanctioned event has more than 40 competitors competing for $12,000 in cash prize money. Admission is free for most events. Information: (575) 513-4290 or smokinonthepecos.us.

Raft the Rio Festival — The Southwest Environmental Center’s Raft Race and River Festival is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, beginning at La Llorona Park beneath the Picacho Street bridge, and ending at Calle del Norte (Mesilla) Bridge, in Las Cruces. Information or registration: (575) 522-5552 or wildmesquite.org.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Thursday through Sunday, July 1-4, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances, arts and crafts and food vendors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. Main gate opens at 10 a.m. Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $12 ($5 child). Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com
   The 37th annual parade, “Honoring youth Through Culture and Tradition,” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2, with a dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Information: (575) 937-2307.
  The annual Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run 5K and 10K run is 8 a.m. Sunday, July 3, along the Carrizo Walking Path by Inn of the Mountain Gods. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Information, cost: (575) 464-3473.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 60th annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 1-4, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Rodeos begin at 7 p.m. each night, with nightly dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the fairgrounds. Fireworks follow rodeo performance Saturday. Dance admission: $5. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.

Independence Road Rally — Alamogordo Downtown Merchant’s Association hosts a road rally event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, in the Alamogordo Washington Avenue Park. The Road Rally is a road course, scavenger hunt, trivia contest, and social media support. It combines scorable elements of time, mileage, costumes, photos or video, and observation. A parade, costume contest, Little Tykes racer Contest, Award Ceremony, food and music also offered. Cost: $25 per team. Information: (575) 442-6863 or roadrallynm.wix.com/roadrallynm.

Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at art venues of in a seven-block stretch of Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 647-0508.

West Texas

Bazaars and Fairs

Gran Kermes Mexicana Iglesia San Felipe de Jesus — San Felipe de Jesus Church, 401 Passmore in Socorro, hosts its kermes Friday through Sunday, May 27-29, with rides, food and live music. Admission is free. Information: 851-3039.

Blended Nation craft fair – Blended Nation Fellowship, 498 McCombs (at Luna Azul) in Chaparral, N.M. will hosts its 8th annual craft fair 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, featuring authentic Native American crafts, various threadwork, beadwork, unusual purses and wallets, rock art, bakery goods and lunch plates. Admission is free. Information: 637-1503 or blendednationfellowship.com.

The Edge Open-Air Craft & Farmer’s Market — The market is 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month through Oct. 1, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with local crafters, artists, food trucks and community groups. As the growing season progresses, farmers and growers will sell their produce. Admission is free. Information: 772-2734 or stpaulschurchelpaso.org.

Whimsical Aeon Dreams — 9747 Dyer, Suite D. The spiritually diverse emporium, includes 22 or more vendors, a Reiki master, Tarot reader, astrologist on duty and more. Information: 316-4399, whimsicalAeonDreeams@gmail.com or on Facebook.
  Tarot classes are 2 to 4 p.m. second Saturday of the month and crafting classes are 2 to 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. Classes are free.
  A Hafla (celebration of dance and drums is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18, on the patio, with a potluck dinner and meet and greet at 6 p.m. Admission: $10; $15 for two; free for age 5 and younger.
  The emporium will be set up 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 4, at the El Paso Sun City Pride Fest.

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.
  International Day of Yoga is Saturday, June 18, with back to back yoga and meditation classes, belly dance performance, hands on cultural arts and crafts activities, and cooking demonstrations.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 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 I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, Feng Shui products, and readings by 12 or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (June 19, July 17) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon . Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
  Weekly events include kids’ tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardener talks and live music.
  Weekly yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. with Erin from Casa de Yoga. Cost per class: $10.
  From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.

La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 502-4074 or lavinawinery.com.

Art a la Cart — Inni Heart Eatery (formerly La Tierra Cafe), 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event noon to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of the month, with vendors, entertainment, food, and a Kid’s Activity Corner. Information: 533-8890 or Facebook at Inni Heart Herminia Escajeda.

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.

Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s family friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710 Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rockabilly items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural beauty products, comics and more. All ages and pets welcome. Information: elpasopunkrockfleamarket@gmail.com or on Facebook at The El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.
  The market hosts additional events on selected dates; see Facebook page for updated schedule.
Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The mercado is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month (during the Downtown Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.

Something for everyone

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP — Summer 2016 classes begin Monday, June 6 for the popular UTEP program that offers non-credit classes for people age 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 through May 27, and is $35, plus $25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee ($25 late fee after May 27).
   Classes include arts and crafts, history, languages, literature, music and physical activities.
  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. Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is available at all public library branches. Free parking available in the Sun Bowl Visitors Area. Information: 747-6280, 747-8848 or olliatutep.org.

Vegetarian Society of El Paso — The society’s spring dinner is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Country Inn and Suites, 900 Sunland Park, with speaker Rae Sikora. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($22 members and full-time students with valid ID; $20 students with ID; $10 children age 4-10); if space available. Information, reservations: 342-7630 or vsep.reserve@gmail.com. Payment can be made online at vsep.org.
  Sikora has been a spokesperson for animals, the environment and human rights for over 30 years. Rae is co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education, co-founder and co-director of Plant Peace Daily and co-founder of VegFund.

Free Swim Days — Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts free monthly swim days during the summer month holiday weekends at East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under must have an adult in the pool at all times (within arm’s reach and only two children 8 and under per adult). Proper swim attire required. No food, alcohol or glass allowed. Free swim sessions subject to capacity regulations. Information: (575) 541-2782.
  Dates are Memorial Day, Monday, May 30; Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19; Independence Day, Monday, July 4; and Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

Doña Ana Arts Council Arts Awards nominations — Nominations are being taken through June 1 for the 29th annual Community Arts Awards. Nomination forms available online at daarts.org/community-arts-awards. Information: (575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.
   The award ceremony is Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Latinitas — The nonprofit organization empowers Latina youth to build confidence through the multimedia arts and self-expression. Headquarters is at 10921 Pellicano, #120. Information, registration: 219-8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or LatinitasMagazine.org.
  Teen Media Academy is June 20-24 and June 27-July 1. Teen girls will get intensive instruction from regional multimedia producers, field trips to local media stations and hands-on multimedia training. Advance registration is required. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Call to RSVP.
  Quince Project Volunteer Orientation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. To volunteer, contact quinceproject@yahoo.com.

Jesuit Alumni, Family & Friends Gathering — The gathering and reunion for all Jesuit Alumni to celebrate making Sacred Heart the new residence of Jesuit in El Paso is June 2-3, with luncheon, mass and more. Information: 543-0554 or maria@emajj.com
  No Host Cocktail Reception is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at El Paso Club, 201 E. Main.
  The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament & Awards Luncheon is 8 a.m. Friday at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McCombs
  Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart at 5 p.m. Friday with a Procession in Segundo Barrio with matachines, followed by a mass at 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish, 602 S. Oregon.

‘Step Up to Success’ — Women’s Collective Impact Group hosts a free event for women just about to graduate or are looking to expand their career paths 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the Wyndham Airport Hotel, 2027 Airway, sponsored by Workforce Solutions Borderplex and Executive Forum along with several partners. Continental breakfast provided. Information, registration: bidpal.net/wci
  Participants meet with several successful business leaders in the community through “speed networking” sessions as well as offer professional workshops to guide them in their endeavors. The event will also make a resume lab available to guests where they can receive assistance building their resume.

Workplace and Housing Discrimination Media Luncheon — Equality Texas in partnership with Senator Rodriguez is pleased hosts a by-invitation lunch and training segment for media professionals reporting on stories of discrimination on the job or in housing 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at El Paso Club, 201 E. Main, Suite 1800. Space is limited. Information: DeAnne Cuellar, deanne.cuellar@equalitytexas.org, (210) 896-9141 or EqualityTexas.org.
  Presenters are DeAnne Cuellar, Equality Texas Communications Coordinator; Angela Hale and Susan Risdon of Red Media Group; and Lou Weaver, Equality Texas Transgender Programs Coordinator.

‘X Marks the Spot’ KidX Kick-Off — A Kick off for the new KidX Club program at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park Drive, is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the mall’s Center Court. The event challenge attendees with a treasure hunt to search for X’s hidden around Sunland Park Mall. The goal is to gather letters and figure out a secret word to redeem a special prize. There will also be a fashion show hosted by Ragazza Bazaar featuring young models sporting the latest trends from Sunland Park Mall’s retailers. Information: 833-5596.
  KidX Club will offer an annual calendar of events that to inspire kids to explore, experience and excel. Registration is free; new members receive a welcome bag filled with a membership card, program information, special gifts and exclusive retail offers.

European Campaign commemoration — Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association, hosts commemoration of European campaigns at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, at Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial. Family members or friend, wishing to have deceased WWII Vets recognized, may register those individuals who will be recognized during a special, posthumous segment. Early registration encouraged. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 562-9969, JohCeb@msn.com or bp82eptx.org
  Each year, the El Paso Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association commemorates the three major European campaigns of World War II: Operation “Overlord,” the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France; Operation “Market Garden,” the Invasion of Holland; and the campaign in the Ardennes Forrest of Southern Belgium, “The Battle of the Bulge.” This year, the organization will combine the three commemorative events into one large effort.

Learn Russian — UTEP Professional and Public Programs offers three levels of Russian language starting the week of June 6. Evening classes meet 6 to 8 p.m. weekly. Cost: $115 (10 week session). Information: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu.

AIM Convention — Texas Western Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ hosts its 2016 Auxiliaries in Ministry (AIM) Convention June 7-10, at Holy Light COGIC, 5928 Trowbridge. Services begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: TWJCOGIC.org or on Facebook.

‘Bigger Than the Block’ — A finale event for the Bigger than the Block program is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at El Paso Public Library’s Main branch. Bigger than the Block, a cooperative partnership of the library, El Paso Museum of History, and El Paso Museum of Art. Teens were encouraged to respond, in the medium of their choice, to objects that captured their attention and imagination. Admission is free. Information: 543-5421.

‘The American Renaissance Reconsidered: Literature, Popular Culture and Politics in the Civil War Era’ — David S. Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, Department of English, City University of New York, will talk at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106, as part of the Centennial Lecture series. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: 747-5038

Adoptive/Foster Parent Informational Meetings — Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Protective Services (CPS) hosts informational meetings 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at 501 Hawkins, for those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Admission is free. Information: 521-3961 or dfps.state.tx.us

Juneteenth and Loving Day Commemoration — Eternity Wells and friends hosts the community-wide event 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch Auditorium, 501 N. Oregon, celebrating the freedom of the human consciousness, spirit and soul with music, dance, art, poetry and more. Admission is free, and the event is open to all. Information 920-9468
  Keynote speaker is Dr. Will Guzman, of Florida A&M, a UTEP graduate and friend of the late Dr. Maceo C Dailey Jr. who directed UTEP’s African American Studies Department.
  Juneteenth is an official state holiday in Texas and a day for all Americans to celebrate freedom from the institution of slavery.

The Gathering — The gathering of poets, storytellers, singers, and musicians is 1 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month (June 19) at the McCall Neighborhood Center, 3231 Wyoming. Anyone, regardless of age, who aspires to become a poet, storyteller, musician, writer, singer or dancer is welcome to share their talent, fine tune it, and receive feedback if so desired. Admission is free. Information: 490-6440.

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (June 21) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Academic Services Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.

PechaKucha El Paso V.13 — The global PechaKucha sensation returns to kick off the summer downtown at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, for volume 13, in El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Presentations begin at 7:20 p.m. Admission is free; cash bar available. Information: pechakucha-ep.com or on Facebook at pechakuchaep
  PechaKucha (pe-chak-cha) is Japanese for “chit cha” or the sound of conversation. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where people get together to share their ideas, creative works, thoughts, manifestos, or just about anything in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Presenters show 20 images, each for 20 seconds and talk along.
  Creatives or anyone with ideas to share who would like to present at PKN v.13 may contact William Helm at info@pechakucha-ep.com or 227-2040.

El Paso Parkinson Support Group — The support group open to all Parkinson’s families and the public, meets at 10;30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Sierra Hospital 1625 Medical Center, lower level. Admission is free. Information: 584-7260.

Pranic Healing Clinic — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated Group for Health and Transformation) hosts a free Pranic Energy Healing clinic 3 to 5 p.m. the 1st Sunday of each month, June through December, at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama, for ages 16 years and older, with a short overview of Pranic healing, followed by a guided healing meditation. Participants will be required to complete a form so a Pranic healer can be assigned to work with them. Donations welcome. Information: Lynn Provenzano, 449-0619, or pranichealing.com.
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing.

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.

For a good cause

Kids Excel ‘Rock Stars’ — Kids Excel’s annual fundraiser show is Friday, June 3, at the Plaza Theatre. This year’s show celebrates art and literature. Information: 351-6999 or kids-excel.org.

Walk for Health — Support for Health hosts the 1-mile walk 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at J.P. Shawver Park, 652 Riverside. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $20 ($10 age 10-71, free for 10 and younger). Support for Health raises money for patients in need of financial assistance. Information: 346-6478 or supportforhealthep.org.

Cross-Border Contra Dance — Crossroads Community Supported Healthcare, 130 S. Main in Las Cruces, hosts a benefit dance 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 11, featuring Danny Graves and Little Table ContraBand, as well as Danny Graves and the Legendary Two Steppin Studs. Admission; $5 donation. Information: (575) 312-6569, crossroadsacupuncture.com or on Facebook.
  Proceeds benefit Flores de Juárez, a barefoot health project in Mexico, and Developing Youth from the Ground Up/Sustain Flores de Juarez or “Flowers of Juarez” a collective of local groups in the borderlands committed to the long-term sustainability and comprehensive advancement of barefoot community health and wellness in Juárez.

A Taste of the Spencer — The Spencer Theater Guild presents its annual fundraising benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy. 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso), with hors d’oeuvres, wine, live and silent auction of art, trips, antiques, jewelry, golf and fishing packages and more. A raffle for a new 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 will also be held. Tickets: $60. Information/reservations: (575) 336-4800, 1-888-818-7872 or spencertheater.com.

El Paso Humane Society — Regular adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at 4991 Fred Wilson. All pets are spayed/neutered, microchipped, licensed and vaccinated. Adoption fees: $100 (additional $10 for pets four months age or older for city rabies certificate). Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org.

Fort Bliss

nyone 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.

Father’s Day at Fort Bliss — The Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill at Biggs Army Airfield holds its Father’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19. Reservations required for all seatings. Cost: $22.95 ($12.95 ages 5 to 10; free for ages 4 and under. Information: 744-1171 or blissmwr.com/centennial.
  The Rod and Gun Club will also host a BBQ buffet noon to 4 p.m. Cost: $14.95; $12.95 age 5-10; free for four and younger. Information: 565-4867 or 568-2983.

Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6 to 1 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. Bands perform 7 to 9 p.m., with DJ music before and after. Information: 564-5311 or freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.

Catholic Women of the Chapel — The CWOC meets 9 a.m. Fridays (except holiday weekends) at the Religious Activities Center, Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies. Child care provided free of charge. This year’s theme is “Works of Mercy.” Information: fortblisscwoc@gmail.com.

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.

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

and charitable organization of more than 200 women open to both newcomers and longtime residents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
  The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Royal Estates, 433 S. Mesa Hills. Includes a tour of the center. No RSVP necessary. Information: 585-6545.
  The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Magic Bistro in Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, Suite B. Reservations required: $20. Information: 588-6352.

Borderland IONS — The Borderlands IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd. Adriana Rascon, PhD(C), MS, RDN/LD, CHES, will speak on the topic of Mindful Eating for Higher Consciousness. Admission is free and open to the public; donations accepted for speaker’s travel expenses. Information: 526-6297 or noetic.org.

Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) — The club hosts free photography programs 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-1691 or daphotoclub.org.
  June 7:
• “Ghost Town Photos,” based on a series of photo field trips led by Anne Chase to Hillsboro, Lake Valley and Pinos Altos. She will show participants’ best pictures.
• “Flashes.” Erik Winter and Robert Peinert will give a tutorial on how and when to use flash.
  June 21:
• “Wild for Wildflowers” the second in a series of talks by local expert Lisa Mandelkern on desert plant photography, including 25 tips to get your wildflower photos to the next level.
• Monthly member theme project, “Still Life” photos, will be shown.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.
  An outing to Ruidoso is Tuesday, May 31. Call for reservations.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month (June 11), at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. New techniques and workshops are being held monthly. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Membership is $25 per year. Information: Carmen Guzman, 203-0515.
The Guild assists in aiding many charitable organizations, with the main focus on helping wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

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.
   The monthly meeting and luncheon is noon Tuesday, June 28, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Reservations: 598-6376.

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, 497-5196 (Spanish), cgomez@afofelpaso.com, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  Registration open for new classes for adults and children. Private or semi-private classes available at any time. See website for information.

Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
  The group will attend Cool Canyon Nights concerts every Thursday.
• Friday, June 3: Dinner and a movie
• Saturday, June 11: White water rafting in Taos
• Saturday, June 18: Dinner and dancing
• Sunday, June 19 and 26: Music Under The Stars
• Saturday, June 25: Dinner and bowling

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Business meeting starts around 6:30 p.m. Numismatic presentations start at 7 p.m. with auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001 or elpasocoinclub.com.


Summer Fun for Kids

Area attractions

Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Individual tickets: $24.99, plus tax; $19.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Season passes are $39.99; $14.99 ages 1-3. Information: 886-2222, wetwild.com or on Facebook.
  Special events:
• ChucoFest is May 28-30, with Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising.
• Fidel Rueda performs Sunday, June 12.
• The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is 9 a.m. Friday, June 24.
• Neon Paint Party is 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 25.
• Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show is at dark Monday, July 4.
• Christian Castle Lifeguard Olympics are Sunday, Aug. 7.

Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-9899.
  Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.
  National Trails Day guided hike is 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, celebrating American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails. Hikers will ride the Tramway down the mountain.
  A free “Leave No Trace” Workshop is 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Learn about the seven principles of the Leave No Trace program.
  Last Sunday hikes are 7 a.m. May 29 and June 26, beginning in the tramway’s parking lot. Learn about the wildlife and geology of the Franklin Mountains May’s hike. Option to hike extra mile around the mountain on June hike. Wear sturdy shoes, bring walking stick, snacks and water for all hikes.

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.

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not included): $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90 juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com.
  Open 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day).
  June hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays, plus 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday beginning June 15.

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.

Mount Cristo Rey — The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross tops the mountain, 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. Built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler, the monument is accessible off McNutt Road (Highway 273) in Sunland Park — take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.
  Because of safety concerns, people are advised to hike only in groups. The best time to hike is when volunteers are working on trail maintenance, usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. For information on Saturday hiking times, call 252-9840.

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 — Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport’s new Spaceport America Experience tour is open for visitors at 301 S. Foch, in the historic hot springs district of Truth or Consequences, N.M., with educational and interactive space exhibits, tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Thursday through Monday, returning at 1 p.m. No tours Tuesday or Wednesday. 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.

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.
May 29: Dusty Low
June 12: Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio
June 26: Perfect on Paper
July 3: Dusty Low

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.
  Free live music on the patio offered 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with food truck most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
  Open mic sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. the second Friday of each month. See separate listing.

Sunland Winery — 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday; live music and free wine tastings. Information: (575) 589-1214.

La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 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.

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. 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. Day Pass (includes solar viewing and tour): $8 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); solar viewing only; $5 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); twilight program: $5 and $6, depending on program; Star Party $12 ($10 senior, military; $8 age 6-12). Age 5 and younger admitted free to most programs.
  Reservations, event schedule available online at 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. The observatory and Fort Davis are on Central Time.

Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and senior, $62 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, 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.

Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Visitors can now begin their tour at the new Visitor Center across the street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $4 ($3 ages 6-18). Group tours available with advance registration. Information: 533-5147 or visitmagoffinhome.com.
The adobe home, built around 1875 by Joseph Magoffin, tells the story of a multicultural family that influenced the development of the Southwest borderlands. It includes authentic art and furnishings reflecting the daily lives of the Magoffin family.

El Paso Missions - Three historic churches lie within eight miles of each other in El Paso County's Mission Valley.
· Mission Ysleta - Spanish and Tigua Indian refugees from northern New Mexico founded the community in the 1680s. The first mission was built in 1692, and rebuilt completely in both the 18th and 19th centuries. The current structure was built in 1851. It's near Zaragoza and Alameda.
· Mission Socorro - The first adobe structure in Socorro was built in 1692, and like Mission Ysleta, was destroyed by floods in later centuries. The current structure dates back to 1843. It's off Socorro Road two miles southeast of Ysleta.
· San Elizario Chapel - Established in 1789 as a Spanish presidio to protect the Camino Real, San Elizario was the first county seat of El Paso. The church was built in 1877, replacing one built about 25 years earlier. It's on the San Elizario plaza, off Socorro Road 5.5 miles southeast of Socorro Mission. Nearby is the famous jail which Billy the Kid reportedly broke into to rescue a friend.
Information: 534-0677.

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

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Country Rio Real Cowboys Tour rodeo begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Go to donboleton.com for ticket information.

San Juan Project — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas concludes its season with the jazz group at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez, as part of its 2016 Matices Culturales series. Tickets: $120 pesos. Information: 612-4075, fmascarenas.org or on Facebook at MaticesCulturales. In El Paso: 544-5118.

Anime y el arte de la voz — The anime event starring Mario Castañeda is at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Auditorio Benito Juárez, Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets are 110, 165 and 220 pesos(donboleton.com).
  Mexican voice actor and dubbing director Castañeda has also done voice work in Japanese anime, such as Son Goku in the Latin American dub of Dragon Ball Z, as well as the dubbing voice of many actors in movies, including Jim Carrey, Jackie Chan and Bruce Willis.

Indios Baseball — Estadio Juarez Vive, Avenida Reforma 1854. Information: beisbolchihuahua.com. Games are at 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon Sunday.
June 10-12: Manzaneros de Cuauhtemoc
June 17-19: Mineros de Parral
July 1-3: Mazorqueros de Camargo

Moroccos - Inside Jardines Carta Blanca, Reforma at Peru. Plastilina Mosh is at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Tickets are 300 pesos (donboleton.com).

Carlos Ballarta — The actor/stand-up comic (“Drunk History”) performs his “StanDementes” show at 9 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Teatro El Paso, Av. López Mateos 2050. Tickets: 275-385 pesos (donboleton.com).

Hysteria Beer & Rock — Ignacio Mejía 127 y F. Villa. Admission: 80 pesos (donboleton.com).
• Tribute to Motley Crüe by Saints of El Paso is 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
• Sabath & Judas Priest Tribute is 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

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.

Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. The event also features live music.

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.

Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048

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