May 2019

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Southern New Mexico
West Texas
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Fort Bliss
Club news
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Area Attractions

Circus Saurus — Dinosaurs and unicorns come alive at the Carson & Barnes Circus April 26-28 at Mercado Fox Plaza, 5559 Alameda, with Asian elephants, tumblers, wheel of destiny, jugglers, clowns and aerial artists. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free elephant bath 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $20; $12 kids at the gate; $14; $6 kids in advance at Mercado Fox Plaza, Cafeteria Saul, and El Cru cero Grill or Information: (580)743-7292.
  Additional performances are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Sunland Park Sports Complex, 4700 McNutt, with elephant wash at 3 p.m.

K-9 Classic — The Humane Society of El Paso’s 30th annual one-mile pet walk “Walk for Animals” is 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 28, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. Walk finishes at Gary del Palacio Recreation Center with vendors, food trucks, games, entertainment and pet contests. All well-behaved leashed pets welcome; clean up bags provided. Dogs must have current rabies vaccination and city license.
  Registration; $25 for one pet in advance; $30 day of walk; $5 for each additional pet. Register at Information: 532-6971, ext. 117.
  The individual who raises the most funds for the shelter will be named “Leader of the Pack” and receive a grand prize.

Mariachi Loco Music Festival — The festival in celebration of Cinco de Mayo is 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, at San Jacinto Plaza, 101 E. Mills, in Downtown El Paso. Food vendors available. Performers to be announced. Admission is free. Information: or Facebook.

Big Brew Craft Beer Festival — D n J’s Productions, Borderline Brewers, Definitive Ales and Blazing Tree Brewing host the 7th annual celebration of home brewers is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 162 Coronado. The public can learn how to brew beer at home. Beer samples and a bottle share will part of the festival. Guest can purchase food from the German Pub food truck. Admission is free. Families are welcome, as long as there is a designated driver. Information: 449-6969 or 373-0069.

Cinco De Mayo International Festival — The Consulate General of Mexico, Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte and the Ministry of Innovation and Economic Development of the state of Chihuahua host the festival 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, 910 E. San Antonio. The event features more than 40 vendors, business and artisan booths from the state of Chihuahua. Mexican food, traditional sweets, honeys, as well as jewelry, rarámuri clothes and Mata Ortiz crafts will be sold. Admission is free. Information: 533-3644 or
  Live music and dance from Sonora Skandalo, Mariachi Cuauhtémoc, Romeyno Gutiérrez, Rarámuri and more.

History Preservation Month — The National Trust for Historical Preservation has designated the month of May as Preservation Month. Full list of El Paso area events on Facebook at Preservation Month EPTX.
• San Elizario Historic District Tours are 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday in May, starting at Los Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario, covering more than 400 years of history. Admission is free. Information: 526-7681.
• Undertaking Projects to Enhance Heritage Tourism & Economic Development of the Area presentations are 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 9, at Mission Trail Visitors Center, 9065 Alameda, as part of the Mission Trail/Camino Real Stakeholders Meeting. Information:(409) 599-1277 or
• Ysleta High School Historical Marker Dedication is 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, in front of Ysleta High School, 8600 Alameda. Speakers include a keynote address by County Commissioner Carlos Leon. Information: 740-6829 or
• Destination El Paso hosts a “Happy Birthday El Paso: Celebration El Paso’s Past and its Future” noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in Downtown’s Cleveland Square Park, with history, tours, food, crafts, and performances.
• Earthen Architecture Workshop hosted by San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Los Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario Road, to learn about producing, installing, repairing, and preserving Adobe, earthen blocks, plasters, painting with lime, load bearing wood beams (vigas) and more. Information: 526-7681 or
• A Preserving Your Family Treasures presentation is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1117 Magoffin to learn how to take care of family items for future generations. Information: 533-5147 or
• Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, invites guests to construct a mock-up of a paraje (shelter) used by travelers along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Information: 581-7920 or
  Also, the City of Socorro is collecting recipes for its 2nd volume of its Community Cookbook. Email entries to or deliver to the Rio Vista Community Center, 901 N. Rio Vista in Socorro by May 31. Information: 860-8615.

Pet Festival — El Paso Parks and Recreation’s pet appreciation and awareness event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge, with various vendors from groomers, veterinarians, accessories, and local businesses. Food trucks and live entertainment from local dance groups available. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or

ThunderCon — “T-Con” 2019 Comic Con is noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place, with 32 vendors from the El Paso region, as well as cosplay competitions, gaming, discussion panels, student exhibitors and more. Admission: $5 ($3 with valid student ID from any school at the door). Ages 6 and younger are free. Information:, or on Instagram.
  Special guests include Jessica Meraz, currently playing the villain Menagerie on the TV show “Supergirl” and Joe Lujan, the filmmaker behind “The Immortal Wars” film series.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 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
  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.

El Paso Train Show — El Paso Railroad and Transportation Museum hosts its show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18-19, at Freeport McMoRan facility, 850 Hawkins (south of I-10). Climb aboard a 1904 steam locomotive and a 1929 caboose, see model trains, old west reenactments, historical displays, railroad safety presentations and more. Children’s activities offered; free party train hat toe every child. Free admission. Information: 204-3600, 240-8384 or

Fairy Fest — Star Lit Natural Holistic Living hosts the event bringing awareness to eco-friendly lifestyles and celebrating the natural healing power of the creative force 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Academy of Aerial Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite E. Performances, craft booth, and mini dance and yoga workshops. Tickets: $15 (free for age 12 and younger); available at Information: 667-4561.
  There will also be a Fairy Queen and Fae Folk contest, chakra readings, chair massage, infrared biomat therapy, fairy oracle readings, face painting, hydroponic live herbs and more.

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 27, in Concordia Cemetery’s Buffalo Soldier Memorial, 3700 Yandell. Program will include Empty Table Memorial and Buffalo Soldiers of the Southwest, along with remembrance of 270 veterans of 19th and 20th century wars.
  The event is co-sponsored by Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association and Donnie Brown Buffalo Soldiers Association. A large canopy, chairs, and water provided. Wear comfortable shoes. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 479-3779 or

National Senior Fitness Day — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts the free fitness event and health fair for seniors 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 30, at San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo. Information: Erika or Maria, 772-8365 or

Billy the Kid Festival — San Elizario Historic Art District hosts the 10th annual festival noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2, 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,, or
  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” on the Main Street Stage both days.

Horizon City Chili Cook Off — Horizon City American Legion hosts its Chili Cook Off Saturday, June 1, at 1300 Horizon, in Horizon City. Turn in at 2 p.m. Information:

Last Thursdays Gallery Crawl — The Downtown monthly evening gallery crawl and art market includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries 6 to 10 p.m. the final Thursday of the month (April 25, May 23). El Paso Streetcar will extend its hours during these events. Admission is free to most events. Information:

Southern New Mexico

Old Timers Celebration — The 106th annual reunion of the Old Timer’s Association of Luna County is May 2-5, in Deming, N.M. To be eligible, “old timers” must be 30 years old, have lived in Luna County 10 years, at least 30 years of age, or be the descendant of a registered Old Timer. Information on Facebook at Deming-Luna County Old Timers’ Association.
  In 1913, a Deming businessman decided that all Luna County residents age 30 and older should get together once a year and renew friendships. Dues are still $1 a year ($100 for lifetime membership).

‘The Saluting Marine’ — The Saluting Marine (Tim Chambers) brings his 2019 “Salute Across America” tour through Las Cruces Thursday, May 2, with a ceremony at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park. 2651 Roadrunner Parkway. The 21+ cities tour across the United States pays tribute to military veterans and to inspire patriotism, community and camaraderie. The Lynn Middle School choir will perform. Admission is free. Information:

Beer Confidential Live — KRWG’s Beer Confidential Live is 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, designed as a live on-stage and on-air radio show with beer experts and audience questions hosted by Edmundo Resendez. Admission is free; concessions available. Information: (575) 541-2290 or
  Premier Distributing will offer free samples, and four New Mexico beers offered at $5 each. Live jazz entertainment offered outside the Rio theatre after the live show.

Red Dot Studio Tour — Silver Art Association hosts its 2019 studio tour 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, featuring its Red Dot Studios through the area. Information: The Studio Tour Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Light Art Space, 209 W. Broadway. Admission to the tour and gala is free. See details in Southwest Art Scene.

Smokey Bear Days — The Village of Capitan, N.M. celebrates Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday with two days of family fun 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3-4 at Smokey Bear Historical Park and other community venues. Events includes vendors, with fire prevention and conservation exhibits, chain saw carving competition, car show, bike safety course and live music and more. The event honors Smokey Bear, the famed bear cub that survived a fire in the Capitan Mountains and became a beloved symbol of fire prevention. All events are free. Information: (575) 354-2748, or
  The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, and the “Get Your Smokey On” street dance is 7 to 11 p.m. that evening.
  Capitan is about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Smokey Bear Historical Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with playground and picnic areas. Regular park admission: $2 ($1 children).

T or C “Wild Wild West” Fiesta — The 70th annual fiesta is Friday through Sunday, May 3-5, in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Most events are at Ralph Edwards Park. This year’s theme is “Sierra County Frontier, Old and New.” Admission to most events is free. Information: (575) 497-9480, or on Facebook at Truth or Consequences Fiesta.
  Country music star Janie Fricke headlines the Fiesta Concert and Dance at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at T or C Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth Street, with opening acts Tudy Romero & The Silver Bullets, and Moore & Moore. Cost: $32 in advance (available at; $40 at the door. Information: KCHS Radio, (575) 894-4200.
  The annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, through Downtown, followed by live music and vendors, junk boat race on the Rio Grande, skateboard competition, volleyball and basketball tournaments, a rubber duck race, and more. Kids’ Fishing Derby on Sunday.
  Geronimo Spring Museum hosts its annual Open House throughout the weekend, with free admission and refreshments.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration — The City of Socorro, N.M. will host a celebration commemorating the victory of the Mexican over the French army at the Battle of Puebla is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 4, on Socorro’s Historic Plaza, with live music, dancing, arts & crafts and food. Admission is free. Information: (575) 835-8927 or

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — The Town of Mesilla’s annual celebration is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4-5, at the Mesilla Plaza. The event includes live, music, and around 30 vendors of arts and crafts, games and food booths. Children’s activities include amusement rides, jumping balloon, piñata bash and a greased pole climb at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are advised to bring folding chairs. No alcohol, smoking or pets allowed in the plaza. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116, or on Facebook at Old Mesilla.

Festival Cinco de Mayo — The Cinco de Mayor celebration is Saturday, May 4, at the Otero County Fairgrounds in Alamogordo. Information: Otero County Fair Association (575) 434-0788 or

Transportation Day — The 12th annual event, celebrating the anniversary of the first train coming to Las Cruces, as well as the different types of transportation is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the New Mexico Railroad and Transportation Museum in the Santa Fe Train Depot at Mesilla and Las Cruces avenues, west of the Downtown Mall (351 N. Mesilla). Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-3444 or
  In addition to model trains and historic reenactments, the museum will welcome vehicle displays from the local fire departments, police department, public works, transit and more to allow people to learn about and explore the heavy equipment.

Hurley Pride Festival — Hurley Pride Committee hosts its 2019 Festival and Car Show 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, along A Street in Hurley, N.M. (15 miles southeast of Silver City along US 180) with cars and trucks, vendor booths and food concessions. Information: (575) 956-3535.

AspenCash Motorcycle Rally — The 22nd annual trade show and motorcycle rally is Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19, at Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Drive, with live music, vendors, tour runs and more. Part of the Gypsy Tour series. All-Access Rally Pass: $45; single day passes are $15. Information, registration: 1-800-452-8045, or on Facebook at Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.
  Hours are is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, with live music Friday and Saturday.
  The motorcycle rally parade is 10 a.m. Saturday along Sudderth through Midtown, then Mechem to the convention center.

Blazin’ Brewfest — The 7th annual beer festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, on historic Main Street in Downtown Las Cruces, with beer samples from New Mexico breweries, live music, food trucks, games and home brewing demonstrations. Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the gate, age 21 and older welcome. Tickets available at Information: (575) 523-RENT (7368).

Memorial Day Hang-Gliding Fly-In - Rio Grand Soaring Association’s 36th annual fly-in is Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, at Griggs Sports Complex/Dry Canyon, Alamogordo, weather permitting. Flights usually begin around mid-morning. Several hang-gliding pilots will ride the thermals above Alamogordo at the Rio Grande Soaring Association’s spring fly-in. To watch them, head for the landing zone at the Griggs Sports Complex (Florida Ave. and Fairgrounds MayRoad). Call for details: 1-800-826-0294 (Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce) or

Silver City Blues Festival — The 24th annual event is May 24-26 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; other event prices as listed. No dogs or alcohol allowed in park area. Sponsored by the Mimbres Region Art Council. Information: (575) 538-2505 or
  Performances begin at noon Saturday, with headliner Grady Champion at 7 p.m., and 12:15 p.m. Sunday, with headliner Felix y Los Gatos at 3:15 p.m. This year’s lineup includes Guitar Shorty, Laurie Morvan Band, Brody Buster, Chris Dracup Trio, Roman Barten-Sherman, the Rudy Boy Experiment and Amos Torres.
  The kickoff event is Friday, May 24, with the Gila Glass Classic Flame Off glass blowing event at 5 p.m., and performance by the Rudy Boy Experiment at 6:30 p.m.
  The 9th annual Kneeling Nun Bike Run and Car Show is Saturday.
  Other events include an After Hours Blues Jam at Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, an outdoor “Paint Out Silver! competition, demonstrations from local artists and organizations, and more than 60 craft and food vendors.

Las Cruces Wine Festival — ?The festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, 12125 Robert Larson Blvd, Las Cruces. The Memorial Day Weekend festival offers wines by New Mexico wineries as well as specialty food and artisans. Wine may be purchased by the glass, bottle or case. No pets or coolers. Sponsored by New Mexico Wine;
  Tickets: $20 (includes tasting glass and samples) in advance; $25 at the gate; $10 designated driver and non-drinker 16-20. Tickets at
  Military discount available at the gate only; $17, with valid DoD ID.
  VIP passes are $40, available for Saturday only. Includes early access pass: (11 a.m. to noon) and souvenirs.

Mayfair — Cloudcroft’s 47th annual juried arts & crafts show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 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: (575) 682-2733 1-888-874-4447 or
  Cloudcroft Light Opera Company presents a melodrama at 7:30 p.m. each night in the park pavilion.

West Texas


Bazaars and Fairs

Punk Rock Flea Market — A Catrina Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama, with music, art, workshops and food trucks. Sugar skull workshop is offered for $10; or $15 for a take-home kit. Information: 478-9971, or on Facebook.

VFW 8919 Spring Bazaar — The bazaar benefits VFW projects for veterans and their families 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at VFW 8919 Post, 5535 Saluki, with indoor and outdoor vendors, food trucks, music and entertainment, and raffles Admission is free. Information: 346-2567 or
  Document shredding service for a limited amount of paper offered for a small donation.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3,, or on Facebook at FarmersMarket.
  Yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. every week. Cost: $10; bring a mat.

Magic Morning Market — The Marketplace at Placita Santa Fe, 5034 Doniphan, hosts an indoor and outdoor market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with vendors, music, face painting, yoga and a special breakfast menu at Magic Bistro. Information: 585-9296.

‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Yard Sale — Borderland Rainbow Center, 2714 Wyoming, hosts a fundraising yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Menudo and baked goods for sale as well. Admission is free; order menudo in advance at 263-4623 or

Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Fair — The City of El Paso’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts the arts and craft fair 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood, with entertainment by local ballet, gymnastics and folklorico classes. Admission is free. Information: 629-7312 or
  Display table fees for vendors are $5 for handmade products and $45 for commercial products.

Art in the Park — El Paso Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2019 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment by children’s activities, raffles, and giveaways. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704 or

Marvel Madness Art Show & Market — Kaleidoscope Art Space presents the show and market celebrating the Marvel Universe 7 p.m. to 11 Friday, May 10, at German Pub, 9530 Viscount, with a Marvel cosplay contest. Admission is free. Information: 630-4867 or

915 Pop-Up Market — The Outlet Shoppes features the market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. selected days each month, with more than 35 vendors. May’s markets are Saturdays, May 11 and 25. Information:
  The market will also feature live music, a free play area for children, an interactive fountain and patio bar.

Silver City Farmers Market — The market runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays May 11-Oct. 26 in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of 7th and Bullard).
Information: (575) 536-9681 or
  The market is also year round 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, at the ACE Hardware/Grant County Convention Center Parking Lot, US 180 at the 32nd St Bypass.

Mystical Mermaid Festival — The 2nd annual event with vendors, music, art, and food and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Indigo Mermaid, 4001 W. Picacho, in Las Cruces. Information: 339-7920 or

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for their 11th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month March through November (May 19) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario, with arts and crafts, music, reenactments, food and more. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or
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

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

Upper Valley Artists and Farmers Market — The artist and farmers market is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, at the Substation on Doniphan at Sunset. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market.

Something for everyone

Nerd Nights — Insights El Paso hosts monthly social and educational events for age 21 and older. Information: or 534-0000.
• ‘Tales Too Weird To Be Told’ is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin. Bring a blanket and beverages. Chair seating for first 50 guests. Admission $10 at
• “Space Race“ is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Double Tree Hotel’s Sunset Terrace, 600 N. El Paso. Learn about new space technology and related companies in the border region. Tickets to be announced at

EPCC Spring Arts Festival — The 40th annual spring festival of performing, visual and literary arts offers workshops, concerts, lectures and exhibits at various venues of El Paso Community College through May. Most events are free, some may have nominal admission fee. Information: or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
• EPCC Spring Chorus Concert is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at ASC Building A Boardroom. Information: 831-2361.
• EPCC 9th Annual Tejano Film Festival, is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 250 Montecillo. Information: 831-2844.
• Spring Music Student Showcase is 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at ASC Building B Foyer. Information: 831-2361.
• Dance Spring Concert is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North. Information: 831-3237.
• Rio Grande Concert Series is 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Information: 831-3396.

Days of Remembrance ceremony — El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center’s annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Days of Remembrance) commemoration is 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Temple Mount Sinai, 4408 N. Stanton. This year’s theme is “Through Their Voices.” Survivors and their descendants will share their memories and reflections on the Holocaust. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or

ADHD Seminar — Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center, UTEP, and other partners hoses a seminar for professionals and parents on discovering potential ADHD, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, at UTEP Student Union Cinema. Elaine Taylor-Klaus, author and co-founder of “Impact ADHD” and Roberto Olivardia a clinical psychologist and lecturer at Harvard Medical School will present information to help children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Registration: $40 professional; $15 students at Information: 544-8484, ext. 192.
  Open to professionals, families and community members interested in the well being of children with ADHD. CEU’s available for social workers, counselors and psychologists.

El Paso Innovation Awards — Hub of Human Innovation hosts its annual awards with a sunrise breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at El Paso Club, 201 E Man, Suite 18, celebrating outstanding entrepreneurship in the community. Cost: $50 ($500 reserved table for 10); available at Information: 321-3123 or hub
Homeschooling Conference — The El Paso Homeschool Association Conference, “Every Child, Every Style,” is 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3-4, at Westside Community Church, 201 E. Sunset, for both current and prospective homeschool families. Registration $45 per family; daycare available for additional cost. Exhibit hall is free and open to the public. Registration:
  Keynote speaker is Greta Eskridge, a homeschool mom and nature advocate. Other speakers are Zara Fagen, author of
“Minimalist Homeschooling,” and Thomas Clark and Seth Hunter.
  Other topics include: the Dyslexic Brain, Creating a Four Year High School Plan and Ages and Stages of the Learning Child.

Free Comic Book Day — The 15th annual nationwide free comic book giveaway encouraging readers to discover the comic book art form is Saturday, May 4. Most area comic book stores and distributors will offer free comics (while supplies last) and other activities. Admission is free. Find participating area shops at
• Asylum Comics and Cards 5360 N. Mesa Ste. L-12, has comic giveaways while supplies last, door prizes, family activities and more 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free hot dots and soft drinks after 3 p.m., while supplies last. Cosplayers throughout the day. Information: 875-8600 or
• Old Major Comics, 10780 Pebble Hills, will also have mystery boxes, raffles, and giveaways 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 449-0990.

International Female Ride Day — The 12th annual riding celebrating and encouraging women motorcyclists is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, starting at Barnett Harley-Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Route will be announced at opening of meetup at Barnett. Riders depart at 11:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m. for lunch party and group picture, then depart again at 1:30 to Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan for last stop party and food truck. Information on Facebook.

EPHCC workshops — Various free public workshops are offered in May by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. RSVP: Zoraida at 566-4066, ext. 15.
  “Show Me the Money” Financial workshops:
• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, at Moye Elementary, 8942 Dyer.
• 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at El Paso Public Library, 501 N. Oregon.
• 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Workforce Solutions, 8825 N. Loop, Suite 122.
• 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Workforce Solutions, 6351 S. Desert Blvd.
  “Let’s Start a Business” workshops will be held around town. Information: Sofia Baldonado, Ext. 18.
• 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at 8941 Dyer.
• 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at El Paso Library Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon.
• 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at 6351 S. Desert.

Yoga on the Lawn — The Fountains at Farah Promenade Amphitheater hosts a free yoga class 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday through June. Guests are encouraged to bring mats. Information: 225-3600,

Armando Cabada Alvídrez talk — El Paso Central Business Association presents a luncheon and talk by the mayor of Juárez at noon Wednesday, May 8, at Doubletree Hotel’s Franklin Ballroom, 600 El Paso Street (17th floor). Seating is limited. Tickets: $25 future members ($22.50 members); includes lunch and parking. Table for ten is $225 members; $250 future members. RSVP: 235-2022 or
  Alvídrez will talk about the future of El Paso and Juárez as sister cities and what can be done to promote expansion in the area, international tourism and more.

Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl – Wednesday through Friday, May 8-10 Downtown, with a meal served at different downtown restaurants (one course per restaurant). Presented by Teachers Federal Credit Union. Groups of 10 will start the crawl at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. all three nights, with additional crawl at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $40 ($45 Friday crawl), space is limited. Information:
  A fall event is planned for Sept. 25-27.

‘Hablemos De Dinero’ — El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts a free class on how to start, manage, and grow one’s business 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Mac Cardwell Collaborative, 5130 Gateway East. Information: 566-4066 or

‘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 (May 11) in the parking lot of Western Beverages, 6104 N. Mesa. Admission is free. Information: 584-8261 or

Memorial Day Mass and Ceremony — The Golden Bears Social Club hosts its 37th annual Catholic Mass and Memorial Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Bowie High School, 801 S. San Marcial. The ceremony honors former Bowie students who died in the defense of the country. All veteran, scout, military and civic organizations are invited to attend and bring a stand for their organizational colors only. Gold Star mothers are invited to attend. Refreshments will follow. Information: 755-4038.

Doña Ana Arts Council Arts Awards — The 32nd annual Community Arts Awards reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Doña Ana Arts Council Art & Cultural Center, 1740 Calle de Mercado in Mesilla, 1740 Calle de Mercado. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP appreciated. Information: (575) 523-6403,, or

‘Game of Thrones’ at the Zoo — Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones can watch the final season at El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Sundays, through May 19. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 for all six episodes (through March 3); includes commemorative wine glass or beer mug, and a stadium cushion. Admission for individual episodes is $10. Age 18 and older only. Information: 212-0966,, or on Facebook at ElPasoZoo.
  Pre- and post-show events planned may include Game of Thrones Bingo, animal encounters, music, trivia, photo booth and more.

Grimlords MC event — Grimlords MC and Three G Promotions host the 9th annual Motorcycle Event Sunday, May 19, at VFW Post 10354, 9170 Cananea, with live music, food, beer, bike rodeo, door prizes and more. Registration at 1 p.m. Funds Raised go towards (AYUDA) Adult & Youth United Development Association. Cost: $10 per person. Information: Tavo, 252-4201; Willie, 850-4108 or Loco, 251-2759.

¡Hay Mas Adelante! Medicare Workshop — Interlex Communications hosts free Medicare Educational Workshops May 21-22 presented by AARP Medicare Supplement Plans and UnitedHealthcare to help participants better understand their option, including what people need to know before signing up and what Medicare does and doesn’t cover. Presented in English and Spanish. Refreshments served. RSVP at 1-800-983-6998. Information: (213) 422-78080 or
• Tuesday, May 21: noon to 1:30 p.m. at El Paso Downtown Library, 501 N. Oregon, and 6 to 7:30 p.m., El Paso Community College ASC, 9050 Viscount.
• Wednesday, May 22: 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg, Wednesday.

Geeks Who Drink — The homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK, host quiz nights at various locations in El Paso. Themed quizzes also held periodically. Participation is free for most events. Information, registration:
  Schedule subject to change:
• Glass Half Full Tap Room at Alamo Drafthouse, 250 E. Montecillo, 5 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays
• Happy’s Barley & Vine, 7 p.m. Mondays.
• Joe Vinny & Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 8 p.m. Mondays.
• Border City Ale House, 1506 Lee Trevino, and Craft & Social, 305 E Franklin, 8 p.m. Thursday
• Thunderbird Taproom at Whole Foods, 100 Pitt, 7 p.m. Thursdays.

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

AIDS Memorial Quilt — Block from the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt, which commemorates the lives of people lost to AIDS, will be on view June 1-30 at the El Paso Museum of History and the El Paso Museum of Art. The quilt, which was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, illustrates the impact of the AIDS pandemic, promoting awareness, compassion, healing, prevention education, and encouraging support and funding for organizations assisting people living with AIDS. The display is free and open to the public. Information: Borderland Rainbow Center at 263-4623 or visit

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
• Guardianship Department volunteers are always needed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. selected days at 3210 Dyer.
• Companionship Program volunteers needed to visit clients in group homes to perform various tasks 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  Project Amistad serves as the court-appointed guardian of over 350 wards in El Paso County.

Borderland Rainbow Center — The center 2714 Wyoming host several support and social groups for the LGBTZ community. Participation is free. Information: 263-4623 or
• 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 Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.

Eckankar programs — Eckankar in Texas hosts free programs at 3 p.m. selected Saturdays at El Paso Public Library Memorial Branch, 3200 Copper. Information: (703) 434-1196 or

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

El Paso Lupus Support Group — The support group for any individual interested in learning more about lupus meets 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month (May 4) at Life Church’s Community Room, 1580 Joe Battle. Admission is free; friends and family welcome. Information: 319-9427 or on Facebook at KnowLupusElPaso.

Faith & Grief Luncheon — People of all faiths are welcome to monthly luncheons for those experiencing the loss of a loved one noon to 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison.
Admission and lunch is free; reservations strongly encouraged. Donations welcome. Registration: 562-7660 or

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

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), or on Facebook.

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. Information: 449-0619 or
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing.
  Additional clinics:
• 3 to 5 p.m. every third Sunday of the month at Las Cruces Reclaim Wellness, 1355 California, in Las Cruces.
• 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Veterans One Stop, 9565 Diana.
  Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered 7-8 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Unity Church, and 10 to 11 a.m. every third Thursday of the month at Veterans One Stop. Donations welcome.

For a good cause

oLotería — Creative Kids hosts a night of Bingo benefiting the Creative Kids program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at its Olo Gallery, 504 San Francisco. Tickets: $50; includes one Loteria card, food and drink; available at
Information: 533-9675 or

Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s Cinco De Mayo fundraiser is 7 p.m., Friday, May 3, at Epic Railyard Center 2201 E. Mills, with dinner and loteria. All proceeds support the El Paso Center’s work to protect children. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with valet parking. Tickets: $125 per person. Information, reservations: 562-7955, ssoto@childcrisisep or

YLM Gala — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care hosts its gala dinner Friday, May 3, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Tickets: $125. Information: 858-2588 or

Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue League of El Paso’s 18th annual fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Ticket information: 877-5002 or Web:

March for Babies — The annual March of Dimes fundraiser is 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter, with family activities, t-shirt contests, refreshments, giveaways and more. Participation is free; but donations accepted. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Team donations made online at
  Proceeds support research and programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.
  The Las Cruces March for Babies is Saturday, April 27. Location, information: (575) 523-2627.

Stuff the Truck — The Salvation Army hosts a housewares and clothing drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Fill the donations truck with gently used housewares and clothing. For every 20 pounds of donations (up to 200 pounds), donors receive a raffle ticket for more than $5,000 in prizes such as Jeff Dunham or Kansas concert tickets. Free food and goodie bag for first 500 donors. A car show and “May the Fourth Be With You” Day cosplay contest is also planned. All proceeds will help provide shelter, clothing, and food for El Paso’s homeless families and individuals. Information: 565-6532 or

Coffee with the CEO — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, 9541 Plaza Circle, offers an opportunity for people to learn how they can get involved with the organization from CEO Susan E. Goodell at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 9, with a tour of the facilities, refreshments and discussion of how people can help the food bank. RSVP to Terri Wyatt at 298-0353 or Information:

Dia de las Madres dinner and dance — The fundraiser for La Mujer Obrera is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Cafe Mayapán, 2000 Texas, featuring music by Los Silver. Cost: $35, includes dinner. Family tables of eight; $280. Tickets available at Cafe Mayapán or at

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive - The 27th annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is Saturday, May 11, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Service and other organizations to benefit area food banks. Individuals can leave nonperishable food items in a bag near their mailbox; items also can be donated at local post offices. Information: or

Shimmy Mob — The family-friendly fundraiser for the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and Keystone Heritage Park is 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, with belly dancing, flamenco, food and drinks. Admission: $7 in advance; $10 at the door. Information: 490-8571.
  There will also be a chance for meditating, journal writing, a mini-massage in the sensory garden, yoga, dance, and family activities such as hula hoops, jump rope, bubbles and walking tours.

Go Purple Chili Tasting Contest — The 6th annual chili tasting contest in honor of Elder Abuse Prevention Month is 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Holiday In Express, 409 E. Missouri, Downtown. Cost: $5 (includes hot dog place, and chance to taste all the chili). Information: 831-7803 or

Bowl-A-Thon — El Paso Electric sponsors the Bowl-A-Thon benefiting Junior Achievement of El Paso is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Bowl-A-Thon, 11144 Pellicano. Prizes offered for bowling champs and Best Dressed Hawaiian Team. Two-hour bowling spots begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration: $100 ($20 per bowler five person team); each team member commits to raising $100 in donations. Information: 772-5566, or on Facebook at JA El Paso.

Kids Excel ‘Texas Our Texas’ — Kids Excel’s annual fundraiser show is 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Plaza Theatre. Information: 351-6999 or or on Facebook.

Mental Health Gala — National Alliance of Mental Health El Paso hosts its inaugural gala at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon. Tickets: $75; available at

Border Heroes Celebration — Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center will host its annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount. Details to be announced. Information: or on Facebook.

Lupus Awareness Motorcycle Run — The 3rd annual run against lupus is 9 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Ramirez Pecan Farm,
13709 N Loop in Clint. Riders depart at 10 a.m. for a ride through Clint, San Eli Fabens, Tornillo and Socorro. All donations go to the Lupus foundation of America. Wear purple for the cause. Information on Facebook.

Fan Drive for the Elderly — El Pasoans are urged to donate new fans for use by the elderly or disabled through the summer months for the annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan Drive. Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso fire stations. Dial 211 for the El Paso Extreme Weather Task Force emergency line.

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.

Old Ironsides Mud Challenge — The 7th annual 4-mile, 16-obstacle challenge is Saturday, May 4, at the Air Assault Obstacle Course and Rappel Tower at Abernathy Park at Jeb Stuart and Pershing just inside the Buffalo Soldier gate on Fort Bliss. Three waves available; first one starting at 9 a.m. Open to youth and adults; however, runners under age 16 must compete with a parent or guardian. Cost (through May 9): $40 ($25 DoD ID card holders, $20 active-duty and children 14 and younger). Onsite registration is 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. ($10 extra fee). Register at Soto, Stout and Milam Physical Fitness Centers or online at Information: 744-5785.

Moms, Muscles and Mimosas — The women’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, at the Turf Field behind Soto Physical Fitness Center. Open to all female competitors with an optional parent and child (ages 12-17) event, with events such as clean and press, tire flip, sled push and flexed arm hang. Pre-register through May at Soto or Stout PFCs. Cost is $30 (includes t-shirt); $10 extra for child. Late registration May 2-8 is $5 extra. All competitors 21 and older can enjoy free mimosas after the event. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Open to the public. Information: 744-5790.
  Workshop is 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at Soto PFC; Cost is for $10.

Armed Forces Day Parade — The 2nd Armed Forces Day and Parade Celebration is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Fort Bliss, along Pershing and Sheridan road, followed by a celebration honoring Armed Forces at Noel Parade Field including military vehicle displays and demonstrations. Information: 588-8247, 568-2554 or
  Chili cook-off is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Old Fort Bliss Replica Museum.

Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — Registration required at the Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution, for DoD ID cardholders. Information: 744-1532 or
  A camping trip to White Sands National Monument is Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, open to the public. Cost: $45 family; $15 per person.

Monti Warrior Zone Tournaments — The recreation center is at 21171 Medic Ave (east side of Fort Bliss). Entry fee per person is $15 (includes t-shirt and one drink). Open to ages 18 and older. Information: 741-3000.
• Sand Volleyball Tournaments are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 10 and June 14.
• 3 Point Shootout Basketball Tournament is 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 25, with a HORSE tournament Saturday, June 22.

Procurement and Contracting Symposium — The 15th symposium is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Centennial Banquet & Conference Center, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill on Fort Bliss. Registration: 831-7749 or

Dads, Deadlifts and Donuts — The men’s fitness competition is 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 15, at the Turf Field behind Soto Physical Fitness Center. Open to all male competitors with an optional parent and child (ages 12-17) event, with events such as deadlift, Tire Flip, sled push and keg toss. Pre-register through May at Soto or Stout PFCs. Cost is $30 (includes t-shirt); $10 extra for child. Late registration June 6-12 is $5 extra. All competitors 21 and older can enjoy free mimosas after the event. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Open to the public. Information: 744-5790.

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

Friday at The Fireplace — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays at the outdoor fireplace followed by DJ music. Information: 564-5311 or

Non-Commissioned Officers’ Wives Club — The club meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month (May 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

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

Tuesday, May 7 and 21, at Southwest Environmental Center. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: (575) 323-3624 or
May 7: Main presentation is critique panel hosted by Seth Madell, Vince Gutschik and Carl Maier. They will also present interpretations of various images and comments on the edits.
May 21: Dale Taylor will present YouTube videos, including an interview with William Henry Jackson, a giant of early Southwest photography, done on the eve of his 98th birthday. Following are member photographs of this month’s theme “Patterns.”

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and language. Information: 246-3810, 585-1789, or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  French classes-Summer 2019 sessions for children and adults are held (based on enrollment) at University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. Information: 346-3810 or 585-1789.
The Alliance’s 55th anniversary celebration is 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Centennial Banquet & Conference Center on Fort Bliss, with guest speaker Alexis Andres, Consul General de France at Houston. Information: Josette Shaughnessy, or 585-1789.

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

Woman’s Department Spring Bus Tour — Woman’s Department of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s bus tour to Old Mesilla is planned for Thursday, May 16, and includes a no-host lunch at La Posta. Information: Pat Quinn, 755-6193.

El Paso Christian Women’s Connection — The group hosts its April luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at El Paso Radisson Hotel, 1770 Airway (use south entrance), with speaker Connie Austin, as well as an outreach speaker Guiding Star and special feature from Avon. Reservation deadline is May 17. Cost: $15 (cash only). Reservations: 598-0811.

Cars and Coffee — The Substation, 145 E. Sunset, hosts it monthly meetup for car lovers 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Coffee available at 2Ten Coffee Roasters. Information: or on Facebook at SubstationEP.

Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information:
  The monthly luncheon meetings are usually the fourth Tuesday or the month.

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (May 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:

International Coin Club — El Paso’s only coin club meets at 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with presentations and auction to follow. Visitors always welcome, and admission free for first-time visitors. Information: 533-6001, 241-6977 or on Facebook.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Club — The stamp club meets 6 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho, Las Cruces. Guests, beginning and advanced collectors are invited to trade, buy, and sell stamps. Information: (575) 202-1937.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday (May 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:

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

Toastmasters clubs — The clubs develop professional leadership and communications skills in a supportive setting with colleagues. Guests always welcome. Information:
• 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

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 of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  Fares: $1.50 ($3.50 day pass); $1 military and ages 6-18; 30 cents for seniors and disabled with Sun Metro ID.
  Information: 212-3333, or on Facebook.
  Streetcars will be running for extended hours during the Last Thursday Art events Downtown.

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not included): $22.60 42 inches or taller or $16.97 juniors 34 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 on Facebook.
  May hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays.
  June hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays and 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays starting June 12.

Wet ’N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open for the season 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends staring Saturday, May 4. Tickets at the gate: $24.99, plus tax; $21.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; free for babies under 1. Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Discounted tickets online or at Circle K and Corner Stores and Pic Quick stores in El Paso. Information: 886-2222, or on Facebook.
  Season pass for 2019 (May 4-Sept. 8) is $49.99; $14.99 ages 1-3.
  The Hype or Die Fest is 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, May 31, with headliner DJ and producer Riot Ten, plus Bonnie X Clyde, PhasOne, G-Rex, Moonboy, Cybrpnk, Johnny Kage, Legit Alpha, Josor, Angel Valentin, Forti, Flash, Rektike and Tomnoize. Tickets: $15, plus fees at

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
  The 60th season of live racing runs through May 5, with post time at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

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,
  Native American Dances are on the hour 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
  Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, made Saturday mornings. Also featured are family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.

Indian Cliffs Ranch — The working cattle ranch in Fabens offers a children’s zoo, buffalo, longhorns, deer, rattlesnake pit, movie sets and the Fort Apache playground. It’s also home to the famous Cattleman’s Steakhouse. Information: (915) 544-3200 or

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. 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.

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

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
  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.

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
  International Day of Jazz Celebration is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

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

La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
  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.
  The annual Spring Wine Festival is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28; $10 ages 12-20.

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. See website for prices, schedule:
  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.

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

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
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.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Advance show tickets at (except Matrices Culturales shows).
• Veracruz dance troupe Jóvenes Zapateadores performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or Presented by Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales.
• The Con Vol. 3 is Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. Admission: 290 pesos. Performance seating: 605-1,375 pesos. Video game showcase is 175 pesos.
• Arcelia Ramirez and Fernada Castillo star in “Hermanas” at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20. Tickets: 405-745 pesos.
• Harpist Rosy Arango y singer Celso Duarte perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Final show in Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales 2019 series. Ticket information: 544-5118 in El Paso; 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez, or
• César Lozano performs in “No te enganches todo paso” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29. Tickets: 345, 460 and 575 pesos.

Estadio Carta Blanca — Av. Reforma (at Sanders, across from Comision Federal de Electricidad). Tickets at Edwin Luna y la Trakalosa de Monterrey perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in a benefit concert for Juárez children. Tickets: 345-1,835 pesos.

Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca 339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Advance tickets at
• “Gran Bailazo Para Mamá” with Tropicalisimo Apache and other performers is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets: 175 pesos.
• Tony Ochoa performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets: 115, 290 and 405 pesos.
• “La Semesienta”, the comedy/sexy retelling of “Cinderella,” is at 6 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Tickets: 290, 520 and 745 pesos.

Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente Guerrero at Americas. Advance tickets at Aldo Trujillo, Perdidos de Sinaloa and Los Nuevos Iligales perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17. Tickets: 230-1,035 pesos (

Desesperados Discoteque — Blvd. Oscar Flores 5174. Conjunto Primavera performs with Chicos de Barrio at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets: 175, 460 and 920 pesos(

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Advance tickets at
• Wapayasos y Horripicosos performs as part of La Gira del Mango Relajado  at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets: 140-420 pesos.
• AAA Pro Wrestling is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Tickets: 85-835 pesos.

La Tuna Country Disco — 421, Ugarte, Centro. Phone: 4044019. Los Premios de Juárez headline the “Gran Concierto de Musica Sierreña” at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, along with Nueva Sangre and Garry Torres. Tickets:  208 pesos (

Teatro de INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Information: 616-7414, Advance tickets at Tributo Soy Luna el musical is at 12:30 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Tickets: 115, 175 and 230 pesos.

Centro de Convenciones Anita — Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or 6820693. Tickets at
• Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi performs her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. Tickets: 345-4,015 pesos.
• Virlan Garcia and El Fantasma perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31. Tickets: 290-2,865 pesos.

Teatro de la Nacion — Costa Rica street at 20 de Noviembre.
 “Salem,” a play about the women accused of witchcraft in 17th century New England directed by Marco Antonio Garcia, is at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25-26. Tickets: 105 pesos.

Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance tickets at
  A comedy show by Oscar Burgos is at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31. Tickets: 115-345 pesos.

Festival Desertica — The festival featuring music, craft beer, food and mercado is 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday, May 31-June 1 at the Chamizal Museum park.  Admission: 99 pesos. VIP (both days) is 575 pesos (

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at
  Mexican rapper C-Kan headlines a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, along with Neto Reyno and six other acts, hosted by Cesar Jetson. Tickets: 575 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
  3D Theater admission: 30 pesos. Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
  The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to explore the origins of life, the formation of the planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with a focus on art and expression.

Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information:, or Facebook.


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