March 2017

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


Home and Garden Expo — The 17th annual expo is March 10-12 at the El Paso Convention Center. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Area companies display the latest products and services for homeowners. Admission: $7.50 ($6.50 for age 65 and older; free for 16 and under and active military). $1 off adult admission with donation of canned goods. Information: (361) 882-2071 or elpasohomeandgarden.com.
  The show features gardening, landscapes and outdoor living as well as aisles of home improvement.
  Also offered is a New Product Zone, Kids’ Zone, Pet Zone with pet adoptions and GoTexan art, gift and gourmet center.

Celebre Segundo Barrio Festival — Celebre Segundo Barrio hosts a health fair and family day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Lydia Patterson Institute, 500 Florence. Free health screening services are provided and food bags will be distributed; those receiving food bags are encouraged to preregister. Admission is free. Canned goods donations welcomed. Information: 533-8268 or lydiapattersoninstitute.org.
  There will also be a variety of vendors, entertainment and child-centered activities.

Kidtona Power Kar Race — El Paso Parks and Recreation hosts its Power Wheels Car Race for ages 4 to 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Eastwood Park, 3110 Parkwood. Race track will be open to the public after the event. Helmets are mandatory for racing and recreational fun. Registration: $5 per car; deadline is March 8. Information: 212-1731 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.

Sun Country Doll Folks — The club’s 42nd annual doll show and sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Best Western Plus, 6655 Gateway West. The event showcases several tables of antique, collectable and modern dolls, accessories, clothing, miniatures, books and other toys. Free doll appraisals offered. A “doll hospital” is available on site. Admission: $3 ($1 children). Information: 637-3438.
  Founded in 1974, club members include many avid doll collectors and doll makers, involved in many charitable activities such as dressing dolls for the Toys for Tots, Operation Santa Claus Toy Drive, contributing to the UTEP Scholarship fund, donating gifts and dolls to needy families at Christmas and creating doll displays.

St. Patrick’s Centennial — St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1118 N. Mesa, hosts its Centennial Celebration with a Mass and Reception at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 17. Information: 533-4451 or saintpatrickcathedral.org.

Chefs & Stars Chef Competition – Rebuilding Together El Paso hosts the culinary experience with six local chefs and six local celebrities 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Epic Railyard Center, 2201 E. Mills. Taste all six recipes in three categories then vote for the favorite chef. Cost: $25-$75. Information: 519-0063 or chefsandstars.com.

‘Kidspalooza’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra hosts the 10th annual family art and music festival 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, throughout Downtown. Most activities are free; minimal fee for some events. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The event includes a “Star Wars Concert,” kiddie rides, scavenger hunts, games, acrobats and more. “Fun at the Park” is sponsored by MattressFirm.
  In conjunction with the event is the annual EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $15-$34.

Super Kite Contest — The 17th annual kite flying contest, sponsored by Westside Community Church, is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Francisco Delgado Park, on Imperial Ridge behind Franklin High School. Prizes for most unusual and longest-time in the air and most beautiful kite. The event includes jumping balloons and face painting, as well as free kites for the first 50 kids attending. Admission is free. Information: 877-8000 or westsidecommunity.org.

Cesar Chavez Day at Lincoln Park — Lincoln Park Conservation Committee hosts the outdoor picnic in celebration of Cesar Chavez Day noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with live music, picnic in the park, “Wheela, Pedel Car and Vicla” and more. Canned food donations taken for Sin Fronteras Organizing Project. Admission is free. Information: 204-1584 or lincolnparkcc@aol.com.

Franklin Mountain Poppies Preservation Celebration — The 11th annual free family fun day is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). The family fun day includes hands on activities, nature tours, archery, live entertainment art vendors, food trucks, and a live wolf and hawk encounter. Exhibits and film screenings presented inside the museum. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or maloofgo@elpasotexas.gov.
  Free parking at EPCC Transmountain Campus (Diana Exit & US 54), with free shuttle to and from event; no parking at the Archaeology Museum or Border Patrol Museum.
  The Poppies Fest was created to bring attention to the need for long-term conservation and preservation of Castner Range, a former artillery range for Fort Bliss.

Massing of the Colors — Veterans, school and civic organizations will participate the annual event 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Raphael Church, 2301 Zanzibar, sponsored by the El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars. All civic, veteran, patriotic, Girl and Boy Scout organizations are invited to participate. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 755-4038 or theattache@aol.com.
  The Massing of the Colors is a non-sectarian ceremony, dating back to 1922, that recognizes the sacrifices of all Americans, military and civilian, in both war and peace.

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.

Southern New Mexico

Cowboy Days — The 18th annual celebration of Southwest pioneer heritage is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces. Admission: $5; some activities include additional charges. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
  The event offers two days of two days of cowboy demonstrations, chuck wagon cooking, activities for the children, cowboy music, stagecoach and pony rides, gunfight reenactments and more.
  New this year is the Cowboy Days Chili Cook-off, sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). There also will be competition for cooking beans and for making salsa. A tent featuring beer will be part of the chili cook-off area. Sampling is 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. Sample cups: $5.
  Also this year is a horseshoe tournament, and returning attractions include Borderland Pistoleros Mounted Shooting Group demonstration, and the Parade of Breeds program twice each day, Old West Thunder gunfight reenactments, 19th-Century Fashion Show, a musical play called “Pangur Ban’s Irish Story and Song,” Pat Howard’s herding dogs (Sunday), cowboy singers and musicians, plant sale in the Museum’s greenhouse, arts and crafts, and food vendors.

Dr. Seuss Day — Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. hosts a family day celebrating Dr. Seuss 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, with breakfast (including green eggs and ham), jumping balloons, and obstacle course and reading circles. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Tickets: $10 (Ticketmaster). Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Las Cruces Home and Garden Show — The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s annual show is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. The regional public marketplace showcases home improvement and construction businesses. Exhibitor booths, food concession stands and how-to demonstrations also will be featured. Information: (575) 526-6126 or lascruceshomebuildersassociation.com.

Rockhound Roundup — The 52nd annual roundup for rock and gem lovers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, March 9-12, at the Southwest New Mexico Fairgrounds in Deming. The roundup, sponsored by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society, includes market vendors, jewelry, drawings and raffles, field trips, silent auctions. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 694-3598 or thedgms.com.
  From El Paso, take I-10 west to Exit 85.
  Daily field trips depart from the fairgrounds at 8 a.m.
  A silent auction is 6:30 p.m. Friday, with a live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Show — The postage stamp show is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11-12, at the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University Ave. in Las Cruces, with stamp dealers, door prizes, free stamps for junior stamp collectors, exhibitions and more. Admission and parking is free. Information: (575) 202-1937 or meetinlascruces.com.

Las Cruces Arts Fair — Doña Ana Arts Council’s 7th annual regional juried fine arts event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18-19, in the Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 University. Admission: $8 per day; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 523-6403 or DAArts.org.
  More than 100 artists from around the county will participate, with artists’ demonstrations, silent auction and more. A silent auction benefits Doña Ana Arts Council.
  Artists from around the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as from New Mexico State University and Doña Ana Community College art programs. feature jewelry, unique garments, metal sculptures for indoors and out, fine art prints, kitchen items made from exotic woods, ceramics, photography, recycled art, and drawings and paintings in a variety of mediums.
  A VIP Preview Night Gala with music and entertainment is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 17, with Flamenco guitar and percussion music of Euterpe. New this year will be a “Quick Draw” contest with cash prizes. Participating Quick Draw artists will draw, paint and compose between 6 and 7:30 p.m. while patrons have the opportunity to view the working artists. At 7:45 p.m., the art work will be auctioned by a live auctioneer. Proceeds of each sale will be split between the artist and the Dona Ana Arts Council. Admission: $8.

Wheels of Dreams — The Las Cruces Rodrunners will host its annual show and car swap meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Field of Dreams, 2501 Tashiro Road in Las Cruces, with door prizes, raffle and engine drawing. Alcohol-free event. Proceeds provide and promote opportunities for underprivileged youth in the Las Cruces area. Admission is free. Information, registration (575) 382-5463 or lascrucesrodrunners.org.
  Open to vehicles of all classes. Pre-registration is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1-16 at 1840 Lohman Cost: $30. Day of show registration: $35. Information: (575) 524-0150.
  This year’s raffle is for a Chevy 350 short block. Tickets: $3 (four for $10; 10 for $20).

West Texas

Bazaars and Fairs

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4-5, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $6 (under 10 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Sportscard and Toy Collectible Show — The trading card and toy show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Marriott Hotel, 1600 Airway, hosted by J & M Sportscards. Features Hot Wheels, McFarlane sports figures, Marvel Super Heroes figures and more. Admission is free. Information: 856-7777.

German Spring Bazaar — The German Air Force Air Defense Center of Fort Bliss hosts its 14th annual spring bazaar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the former Oktoberfest Building, Building 747 on Carter Road in Fort Bliss. Hobby craftsmen and women will display various goods, including items for Easter. There will also be German food specialties like bratwurst, waffles and German cakes and pastries, German beer, coffee and soft drinks. Admission is free. Information: 201-5939, 201-5942 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
  All proceeds help the center’s “Aid for the Needy” charity benefit the following projects on both sides of the border: Centro Communitario del Esperito Santo A.C, Centro Santa Catalina and the colonia in Chaparral.

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 (March 19, April 16) 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.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 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, and Feng Shui products, 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.

Upcycled Art Fair — Vendors specialized in upscale recycled art, clothing and more are needed for the event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Placita Santa Fe, 5024-5034 Doniphan. The fair will be held in the historic shopping center’s gazebo and parking lot. For information, contact Tamara at tamajesyoar@gmail.com or 274-6517.

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.

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.

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 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
  A Pure Barre full body workout class is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. Participation is free.
  St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Spring Forward to a Healthy Lifestyle event is Saturday, March 18, with events for kids, spring produce, and personal care items and art. Special “What’s in your Beef” presentation from John Guldeman of Ganados Del Rey Criollo Beef Ranch.
  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.
  A Book Exchange is held the first and third Saturday of the month. Bring a used book in good condition, to exchange for another.

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.
  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



Belle S. Wheelan lecture — Wheelan, the president of Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Colleges, will speak on “Higher Education in the Fast Lane: Looking out for the Potholes.” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, Room 106, as part of its Centennial Lecture Series. Reception follows the lecture. Information: 747-5362 or centennial.utep.edu.
  Wheelan’s career spans more than 40 years and includes serving as a faculty member, chief student services officer, campus provost, college president and Secretary of Education. In several of these roles she was the first African-American and/or woman to serve.

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 included nominal admission fee. Information: 831-6479, 831-2220, cwoolf@epcc.edu, epcc.edu/events/artsfestival or on Facebook at EPCCnews.
  The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is April 5-20, in the Administrative Service Building, 9050 Viscount, A Foyer. Closing reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
• Stained Glass-On-Plastic Technique Hands-on Workshop, is 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 2. in the Northwest Library Multipurpose Room, 6701 S. Desert.
• Woke Womxn: Growth and Renewal Platica and Workshops are noon to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the Rio Grade Little Temple,100 W. Rio Grande.
• “Superman on the Roof: A Reading by Lex Williford” is 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, at Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter.
• “Do It With Rhythm, Read with Dr. Seuss” is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 3 and 10, at Northwest Library Multipurpose Room.
• “A Brief History of the Mariachi and its Artists Over the Past 150 Years” is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Valle Verde A1201.
• Senior’s Variety Show is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Administrative Service Center Auditorium.
• Children’s College Spring Arts Piano Recital is noon Sunday, March 12, in the Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex.
• “What’s Really Happening to Our Planet?” a panel on climate change and global warming is 8:30 to 9:50 a.m. Thursday, March 23, in Rio Grande Campus Rooms 119-121.
• “Documenting the Border: Who’s Viewpoint?” is 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Valle Verde Campus.
• “Spring Arts Open House: Celebrating 40 Years of the Arts” is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Valle Verde, Bldg A Foyer, classrooms, amphitheater and art studios.
• Visiting artist Alberto Careaga will be on campus 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 28, at Northwest Library Multipurpose Room.
• “Flor y Canto: Tango, Canciones y Oratoria” is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Valle Verde Amphitheater.

The Paso del Norte Venture Competition and Expo 2017 — The Hub of Human Innovation hosts the competition celebrating entrepreneurs and innovators who are developing businesses that contribute to the PDN regional economy - El Paso, Las Cruces and Juárez — 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, at UTEP. Professional entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas or early stage ventures to a panel of investors and successful business people. Startup pitches are 5 minutes followed by 10 minute question and answer. Information: 747-6157 or pdnvc.org.
  Opening Round is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday; Challenge Round 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Business Administration Building, Rooms 309, 312, 318 and 319. Final round is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center.
  The associated expo is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center (EPNGCC). Admission is free.

Whole Food March Events — Whole Foods Market, 100 Pitt, hosts several events in March. Activities are free, unless otherwise listed. Information: 236-1420 or on Instagram at @WholeFoodsEP.
  Mommy & Me work outs are 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
  Boot Camp with Sun City Athletic Club is 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4, in the café.
  Run Club with Lululemon & Karbach Brewing meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 11 and 25 in the taproom.
  Casa de Yoga all levels community yoga class is 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16.
  Animal Adoption Event with Animal Rescue League of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18.
  Trivia in the Taproom if 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Thunderbird Taproom. Drink purchases during the this time benefit Whole Planet foundation.

Computer Classes — Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces, hosts free computer literacy classes 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in March in the training lab on the second floor. Registration not required; yet only first nine attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. Information: (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.
March 7: Introduction to Computers: The Basics
March 14: Windows 10
March 21: Introduction to Computers: File Management
March 28: Introduction to the Internet.

Patient and Family IBD Education Symposium — The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America North Texas Chapter, El Paso Crohn’s Support Group and Texas Tech University Health Sciences host the symposium 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences, 4800 Alberta, Auditorium A. The symposium seeks to educate patients and family members affected by the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Speakers, break-out sessions and more. Cost: $5 ($15 families). Seating is limited. Pre-register at abarron@ccfa.org or (972) 386-0607, ext. 7 by March 9.

‘Chamizal Asks: What Do You Think?’ — A World Water Day Program presented by Norma Guzman of El Paso Water Utilities/TecH2O Learning Center is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.
  Next month’s discussion will follow the Siglo de Oro presentation of “The Heresy of Love,” by Helen Edmundson, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. Performed by Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance. In English.

Ardovino’s St. Patrick’s Day — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing’s Sunset Hall, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, hosts its 13th annual St. Patrick’s Day event Friday, March 17. Live music by the San Patricios and The Fox and the Sound, Traditional Irish food and drink. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cover charge. Information: (575) 589-0653 ext. 3, ardovinos.com.

Parents’ Night Out — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department offers a monthly Parents’ Night Out 6 to 11 p.m. the third Friday of the month (March 17) through December, at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell. Parents can enjoy an evening together while their children, kindergarten through eighth grade, enjoy games, music, and themed activities. Participants will be placed in appropriate age groups. Cost: $10 per participant per night. Information: (575) 541-2455.
  Space is limited and is first come-first serve. Participants must pre-register, no drop-ins will be accepted.

Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites families to explore various world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month (March 18, April 15). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program offers a different activity such as games, walks, experiments or craft. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations recommended. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham.

El Paso Innovation Awards Breakfast — The inaugural event, hosted by Hub of Human Innovation, is 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Community Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon, recognizing and celebrating outstanding entrepreneurs in the community. Tickets: $50 ($500 table for 10) Information, tickets: Leslie D. Lanier, leslie@hubep.org or 321-3123.

Wine, Camera, Action! — Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEP) host a series of Wednesday workshops every other month at Wine Attitude, 6633 N. Mesa. Each workshop is 6-9 p.m.
  Cost for each is $35, which includes two glasses of wine; or $25 without wine. Reservations for all five workshops including wine, are $150. PEEP members get 20 percent off. Information, reservations:  Ron Thompson, peepfocalpoint@gmail.com. Web: peepclub.org.
•  March 22: Get to Know Your Camera & Composition
•  May 17: Lighting, Posing, & Portraits Wednesday
•  July 19: Long Exposure, Panning, & Landscapes
•  Sept. 20: Sports Photography & Night Photography
•  Nov. 15: Lightroom & Photoshop.

Children’s Disabilities symposium — The Children’s Disabilities Information Coalition’s 28th annual symposium is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Region 19 Multipurpose Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego. Professionals, experts in the field, parents and family members of children with special needs can learn and discuss the latest information about children’s disabilities. Registration (through Mach 17): $15 parents of children with disabilities; UTEP and EPCC students; $10 students/youth with disabilities; $30 professionals. Information, registration: 217-2747, cdicelpaso.org or on Facebook at CDICelpaso.
  Speaker Alina Arredondo will talk on “Life is Like A Box of Chocolates.” Arredondo, born with Phocomelia Syndrome, graduated from Socorro High School in three years, graduated with honors from El Paso Community College in a year and a half, and recently graduated from UTEP with a degree in Psychology. After graduation, Alina worked with U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke as a congressional intern for three months. She volunteers as a facilitator for the El Paso del Norte Youth Leadership Forum.

Free Pneumonia Vaccines — Individuals over 65 who do not have insurance or Medicaid can receive a free pneumonia vaccine from the El Paso Fire Department. With a physician prescription, the Fire Department will administer the vaccine to uninsured people ages 18-64. To find out the dates, locations and times for the next vaccine clinic, call 3-1-1.

P3’s Super Saturday One-Day Camps — University of Texas at El Paso’s P3 hosts one-day camps 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through May 27, covering a wide range of subjects and interests. Cost to be announced. Registration, schedule: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu.

Women for Business Conference — “Shark Tank” star Kim Nelson is keynote speaker for the annual conference is 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. The event features networking opportunities, El Paso’s on version of Shark Tank, “Biz Tank!” and prizes. Sponsored by Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $75; $50 military and students. Registration: 629-6714 or elpaso.org.
  Nelson, founder of Daisy Cakes, became America’s hottest entrepreneur and small business success story when she navigated her way through the “shark-filled waters” on the reality show “Shark Tank” and built a multimillion dollar business.
  “Living the American Dream,” entrepreneurship presenters include Sue Malone, national SBA lender and top lender to women-owned businesses; Lorraine Wardy, El Paso Business Hall of Fame; Suzanne Michaels, former El Paso news anchor now entrepreneur.
  Presenters on “climbing the corporate ladder” include Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown and Aliana Apodaca of Positive Directions, and a “Power Circle” networking session with many of El Paso’s top corporate women.

Free tax preparation — AARP Foundation offers free tax preparation for individuals with low or moderate income through April 17 at selected El Paso Parks and Recreation Senior Centers. Provided on a first come, first serve basis. Information: 544-0753.
 
Locations/days:
• Memorial, 1800 Byron, Mondays and Wednesdays. Information: 562-4260.
• Polly Harris Senior Center, 650 Wallenberg, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: 581-9525.
• Eastside, 3200 Fierro, Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 591-4292.
  Hilos de Plata, 4451 Delta, Fridays. Information: 533-3207.

Austin High School 50th Reunion — The Austin High Class of 1967’s 50th reunion is Oct. 27-29. Details: 383-8683 or austinhsreunion67elpasotx.com.

Bridge leagues — Duplicate bridge events are hosted at Decker Bridge Center, Unit 159, 2216 East Yandell. Admission: $6. Information: 544-6565 or elpasobridge.com. Managers: Peggy Craig, 581-0371 or Jack Neumann, 204-8897.

Estar Guars Loteria — TinMan, 2301 N. Zaragoza, hosts free loteria nights 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with prizes. Admission is free. Information: 270-9963 or on Facebook.

Facilitated dialogue – Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, hosts the discussions at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month (March 15). Park rangers and visitors can make personal connections to a relevant topic or shared experience. Information: 532-7273.

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

GED classes — High School Equivalency Program (HEP) and UTEP host free GED classes and tests for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate families Mondays through Fridays at UTEP’s Graham Hall, Room 206, 500 W. University. Class times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.

Miracles Gathering course — Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama, will host the course let by Alicia, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays, in the library. The new group meeting discusses miracles. Admission is free. Information: 566-5544 or unityelpaso.org.

Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of traffic from 7 a.m. to noon Sundays. (Hours good through March 17, 2017.) Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at this time. Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpasotexas.gov.

Society for Creative Anachronism — Society for Creative Anachronisms hosts weekly Medieval Combat Demonstrations noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood, near the tennis courts. These mock combats are loosely inspired by forms of historical combat practiced in medieval Europe and Asia. Admission is free. Information: 274-4947 or southernpass.org.

The Gathering — The gathering of poets, storytellers, singers, and musicians is 1 to 3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month (March 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.

‘Nuevo Siglo Festival’ volunteers — Los Paisanos de El Chamizal, a nonprofit organization, will host the Hispanic-themed festival on “Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future” April 7-14, 2018. Anyone interested in being involved in other ways may visit nuevosiglo-elpaso.org.

For a good cause


Casino Night — Del Norte and El Paso United Lions Clubs host their fundraising event 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Andrew Church, 2515 Wedgewood, with 15 gaming tables, blackjack, craps and roulette, board squares, prizes including big screen TV, gift certificates, and food and beverages. All proceeds go to help the community. Cost: $30 ($50 for two). Information: 598-7577, 525-3400 or 937-371-9039.

OES Pancake Breakfast — Wallace Hughston Chapter #1100, Order of the Eastern Star, hosts a fundraiser breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Wallace Hughston Masonic Lodge, 5502 Hondo Pass, with pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee. Cost: $6 per person.
Information: (575) 496-9878.
  All funds raised applied toward the purchase of a service dog through PatriotPaws, an organization that trains and supplies service dogs at no charge to disabled veterans who have PTSD and other disabilities.

Rough Riders Veteran Run — Rough Riders Motorcycle Club Hueco Chapter’s 13th annual event benefitting veterans’ causes is Sunday, March 12, starting at Barnett’s Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East, with a biker rodeo, live auction, raffles, door prizes, bikini and hula hoop contests and more. Registration is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last bike in at 3 p.m. Cost: $10. Information: (910) 257-4909, rough-riders-mc.com or on Facebook.

Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising 5K walk is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 18, at Eastwood (Album) Park, 3110 Parkwood. The family oriented celebration includes various activities, games and food to raise awareness and donations to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Admission is free, but donations are welcome and walkers are encouraged to form a team online and raise money for the cause. Information: 667-5206 or fightcf.cff.org.

Kitty Glitter Jewelry Sale — Project Save A Kitten’s 2nd annual sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Griggs and Reymond Event House, 504 W. Griggs, with thousands of donated pieces of jewelry for sale, from $1 on up. We have 1,000 pairs of earrings, hundreds of bracelets and necklaces, and trays of rings, as well as men’s cufflinks, tie tacks, clips and bars, belt buckles, bolo ties, money clips, and key fobs. Dozens of jewelry boxes and decorative items will also be available. Admission is free. Information: Jackye Meinecke at (575) 680-7749 or Elaine Stachera at(575) 202-9130.
  Pre-sale opening is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is $10; light munchies served.
  Project Save a Kitten raises funds for several local nonprofit organizations with missions to spay, neuter, rescue, vet, and adopt out kittens and cats. Beneficiaries may include Cat’s Meow, Doña Ana Big Kitty Fix, Broken Promises SW, and others in the community.

Milagro Gala — Paralympic skier Josh Sundquist is guest speaker for the 6th annual benefit gala is 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, at El Paso Convention Center. Proceeds from the event benefit sick and injured children at El Paso Children’s Hospital. Tickets: $150; $1,500 table for ten. Information, reservations: 521-7229, ext. 80523, leslie.lujan@elpasochildrens.org, or elpasochildrensfoundation.org.
  Sundquist, who lost a leg to cancer when he was 9 and was given a 50 percent chance to live, went on to be a paralympic ski racer for the U.S. Team and best-selling author. He has spoken across the world to groups ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner city public schools to the White House.

Sunland Derby Gala — Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s 14th annual gala Keep Memory Alive and regional Alzheimer’s Organizations is 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Signature Showroom. Tickets: $100; tables available; online at sunland-derby-gala.eventbrite.com.
  Celebrity guests include Las Vegas Hallof Fame Entertainer, impressionist Bob Anderson as Frank Sinatra, and celebrity chef Scott Conant of Food Network’s “Chopped” Silent Auction begins at 7 p.m. with live auction at 9 p.m.
  The running of the 2017 Sunland Derby and The Oaks (for fillies) is Sunday, March 26.

‘I Have a Voice’ — GiGi’s Playhouse’s International Gala is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway, with guest speaker Ellena Ashmore, one of the cast members of “Born This Way.” Proceeds benefit GiGi’s Playhouse. Black tie optional. Tickets: $80. Information: 833-4029 or gigisplayhouse.org.
  GiGi’s Playhouse, El Paso provides therapeutic and educational programs to children and adults with Down Syndrome. All programs provided at no cost to the families.

Silhouette Civic and Social Club 50th Anniversary Ball — Silhouette Civic & Social Club’s formal black tie anniversary celebration is 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 25, at Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Church Street on Biggs Field. Proceeds benefit Silhouette Scholarship Fund. Cost: $50. Information: 253-4547 or silhouette1967@gmail.com.

March Madness symphony fundraiser — The 19th annual fundraiser benefiting the El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s education and outreach programs is Monday, April 3, at the El Paso Country Club, featuring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship finals on several wide-screen televisions. Games begin about 7 p.m., pre-game activities and dinner at 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions and raffles will be held before the game and during halftime. Individual tickets; $110; sponsorship opportunities available. Information, reservations: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The annual March Madness Golf Tournament is earlier Monday. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and 18 holes of golf at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships star at $150.

YWCA Women’s Benefit luncheon — The 24th annual benefit luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, at El Paso Convention Center, One Civic Center Plaza. Keynote speaker is actress Ashley Judd. Tickets: $100. Reservations: 533-2311 or ywcaelpaso.org.

El Paso Habitat for Humanity ReStore — The second-hand store at 11221 Rojas benefits Habitat El Paso. Donations of furniture, appliances, building materials and more are accepted. Pickups may be arranged by emailing donatedgoods@habitatelpaso.org or call 308-0833. Volunteers also needed. The store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Information: 706-5060.
  Habitat El Paso a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry open to people of all faiths that builds homes for deserving families in El Paso, and also supports Habitat for Humanity’s international projects. Partner families pay a 30-year interest-free mortgage.

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

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.

Pot of Gold Bingo – Bingo Bliss hosts offer everyone who plays March 1-22 in the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center a chance to enter for $1,000 in golden dollars. The winning name will be drawn during St. Patty’s night Bingo on Wednesday, March 22. Winner must be present to claim the prize. Games are every Wednesday and Saturday for DoD ID cardholders and their guests. Information: 744-8427.

March Madness Fitness Workshop – Fort Bliss Group Fitness will host a free competitive workshop for DoD ID card holders ages 12 and older 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Soto Physical Fitness Center on Fort Bliss, with a 20-minute sessions of power and endurance classes. Information: 744-5800.

Non-Commissioned Officers Wives Club — The club meets 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month (March 7), at the Fort Bliss Trading Post (former Commissary), 1717 Marshall Road.
Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. Information: 751-2132 (leave a message) or jsw79904@yahoo.com.
  The nonprofit social organization consists of active duty, retired and reserve spouses from all branches of service with current Military I.D. Card (E-4 promotable or higher).

Friday at The Fire — Fort Bliss’s Freedom Crossing hosts free live music featuring local performers 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, at the outdoor fireplace. 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.

Family Days at the wall — The Soldier Activity Center, 0732 Constitution Avenue on Central Fort Bliss, is open to all climbers age 6 and older noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. Climbing available on a first-come, first-served basis. Information: 744-1532.

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


Westside Welcome Club — The nonprofit group is a social, educational and charitable organization of more than 200 women open to both newcomers and longtime residents. Each month the club offers a newcomers coffee and a luncheon. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
  The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, at Country Inn, 900 Sunland Park Drive. No RSVP necessary. Information: (310) 404-1618.
  The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, Double Eagle Restaurant, 2355 Calle De Guadalupe, on the Plaza in Old Mesilla. Manager Jerry Harrell will speak on the ghosts who haunt the restaurant. Newcomers welcome; reservations required. Cost: $22. Information, reservations: 892-5178. Carpool information: 845-1896.

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.
• Saturday, March 4: Dinner and El Paso Rhinos
• Saturday, March 11: Dinner and Pool
• Friday, March 17: Dinner and Disaster Room 915
• Friday, March 24: House Party.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9 a.m. the second Saturday of the month (March 11), at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. New techniques and workshops are being held monthly. This month’s topic is paper piercing. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Membership is $25 per year. Information: Patti Lyons, 585-2518.
 
The Guild assists in aiding many charitable organizations, with the main focus on helping wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

El Paso Quilter’s Association — The association will meet 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood. Anyone interested in quilting may attend. Admission is free. Information: 920-279-2034 or on Facebook.

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. The public is invited. Information: daphotoclub.org.
  A “Photography Boot Camp” workshop on “Composition” is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, with tips on how to improve photos after they are taken. First in a series of five workshops. Cost: $5; workshops are free to those who join DAPC for $15. Registration: daphotoclub.org. Information: Rob Peinert, education@daphotoclub.org.
  Other upcoming Boot Camps:
April 22: Editing
May 27: Image critique and Q&A

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 annual installation luncheon is noon Tuesday, March 28, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor.
  The group will attend the production of UTEP Dinner Theater’s “Anything Goes” Saturday, April 29. Ticket reservations (by March 15): $44.50.

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, 497-2453 (Spanish), cgomez@afofelpaso.com, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  Spring semester French language classes are now in session at the AFEP School, 1035 Belvidere, Suite 200. Private and semi-private classes also available.
  Festinema Junior 2017, films in French with English subtitles, begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, at International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana. Saturday’s films are “Welcome,” and Adama,” and Sunday’s films are “Ernest & Celestine,” “Neige & Les Arbres Magiques,” and four animated shorts.

Paralegal Brush Up — District 16 of the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division will host its “Spring CLE Brush Up” program 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, at El Paso Electric Company Stanton Tower Auditorium, 100 N. Stanton. Topics include Avoiding Litigation in Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements; Criminal Law; Probate; and Written Communications. Cost: $55 ($45 members, $15 students). Cost goes up after March 10. Information: Clara, 521-4659 or Clara. Buckland@epelectric.com; and Kim, 546-5329 or Kim.Lowry@kempsmith.com.

PFLAG El Paso — The El Paso chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, PFLAG El Paso, offers four meetings a month in various locations. The meetings are open to the LGBT community and straight allies. Admission is free. Information: 209-AMOR (2667) or pflagelpaso.com.
  Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• Eastside, first Wednesday of the month at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood.
• Westside, second Thursday of the month at University Presbyterian Church, 244 North Resler
• Central, fourth Sunday of the month at St. Pius Ministry Center, 1059 North Clark Drive.

Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter — The Roy P. Benavidez-Robert Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 2608 Fort Boulevard. A free lunch for current and new members and invited guests served at 1 p.m. with general membership meeting at 2 p.m. Information: 562-9969 or bpaac.org.

Del Valle High School Retirees — All Del Valle High School retirees, former faculty and staff are invited to no-host luncheons at 11:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Call for location: Marsha Labodda, 629-7063.

El Paso Library Chess Club — The club meets 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. Boards provided; admission is free. Information: 543-5433 or elpasolibrary.org.

El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild — Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (March 9) at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). The non-profit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, younger and older quilters together for various events and projects. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Information: epnequilters@gmail.com.

El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month 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: 345-7771 or epps.stamps@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Project Linus — The national non-profit charitable group, which has donated thousands blankets and afghans to seriously ill and/or traumatized children of the El Paso area, meets once a month 9:30 to 11 a.m. selected Saturdays, at Ft. Bliss Trading Post (Old Commissary), 1717 Marshall. New volunteers welcome. Information: 781-0880 or projectlinuselpaso@yahoo.com.

Toastmasters International — Members encourage and critique each other, participating in differing roles in the meeting every week. New member fee: $20; international dues are $36 every six months. Information: toastmastersclubs.org.
• Toastmasters Amigo Club meets 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays in the Doris Van Doren Library’s Craft Room, 551 Redd. Information: 833-1406.
• Border Toastmasters meet 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lunchbox, 3623 Buckner (off Montana). First time guests get a free breakfast. Information: Arturo, 226-9705.
• Eastside Toastmaster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Pebble Hills Command Station, 10780 Pebble Hills. Information: 588-8799.

Spring break programs

Las Cruces Spring Break Camp — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Spring Camp is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 20-24, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell, for grades K-5. Participants may also participate on a daily drop-in basis each camp day. Lunch not provided; participants encouraged to bring lunch, water and snacks. Water and sports drinks available. Registration (through March 11) at the Parks and Recreation Department Offices, 1501 E. Hadley. Parents must provide proof of child’s grade. Cost: $90 per child ($20 per day drop-in). Cost for field trips will be announced in advance. Information: Recreation Programs, (575) 541-2550.

First Tee Spring Break Camps — First Tee of Greater El Paso will host Spring Break camps for youth 10 a.m. to noon for golf skills and 1 to 4 p.m. for on course instruction Monday through Thursday, March 13-16. Cost: $75 skills camp; $100 instruction; $150 for both morning and afternoon camps. Information: 252-6511 or Thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.
  Regular spring sessions begin March 25.

P3’s Mini Miner Mania Spring Break Camps — UTEP’s P3, 500 W University, hosts a variety of spring break camps Monday through Friday, March 13-17. Camps available for various age groups in a wide variety of interests.
Extended care available for those who wish to enroll in more than one camp. Registration, schedule: 747-5142 or ppp.utep.edu.

El Paso Museum of Art Camp — The museum’s 2017 Spring Break art camp classes are Tuesday through Friday March 14-17. Advance registration required. Morning classes are $75 ($60 museum members); ceramic classes are $86 ($70 members). Information/registration: 212-3062, epmaeducation@elpasotexas.gov or elpasoartmuseum.org.
  Morning classes are 9:30 a.m. to noon and include Cartoon Characters and Comics (ages 6-8), Ceramic Tableware (ages 9-12), Explore Photography (age 9-12) and Paint your Hero (age 6-8).
  Afternoon classes are 1 to 3:30 p.m. and include Ceramic Tableware (age 6-8), Manga Drawing and Comics (age 9-12), and Printmaking Party (age 6-8).

Museum of History Spring Break Camp — El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, hosts Spring Break Camp, “From Prisms to Film” 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 14-17, for ages 8-12. Cost: $70 ($55 members); due by March 8. Information: 212-3163, or knoedlerjm@elpasotexas.gov. Applications at elpasotexas.gov/history.
  The camp is a look at the discovery of light and the evolution of photography and film through hands-on activities and crafts. Campers explore concepts such as the persistence of vision through playing with and creating thaumatropes and zoetropes experimenting with sunprints and the praxinoscope, as well as experiencing the Polaroid camera.

Spring Break Archaeology Camp — El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54), hosts its spring break camp 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 14-17, for ages 7 to 12, with presentations, gallery tours, film screenings and activities such as scavenger hunts, pottery, surveying, mock excavations, adult-supervised atl-atl and archery, crafts and more. Hueco Tanks field trip on Friday. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis; advance paid registration required. Cost: $70 per child ($55 members); light healthy snacks provided. Information, registration forms: 755-4332 or MaloofGO@elpasotexas.gov.

LC Museum of Nature and Science Spring Break — Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, 450 N. Main, offers its Spring Break program 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 20-24. Cost: $25 per student. Information: (575) 522-3120. Registration: las-cruces.org/museums.
  Treasure Hunt for Grades 1-5. Learn how to read a compass and map by discovering what all the symbols on a map mean and to find north.
  Forensic Science for Grades 6-8. Learn about crime scene investigation, finger and foot print analysis, suspect sketching, and much more.

Area attractions

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
  Live racing runs through mid-April. (See “Sports” for details).

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.
  March hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Additional Spring Break hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, March 14-17.

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 or 566-6622.
  Tramway’s 16th anniversary celebration is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18, with exhibitors, activities, entertainment and food trucks. Parking for the event will be at Bien Vivir Health Services (2300 McKinley); shuttles available to drive visitors to the park at no cost. The event is free, but
  Last Sunday Hike is 8 a.m. Sunday, March 26, beginning in the park’s parking lot to the top of Ranger Peak. This month’s hike is a Couple’s Hike; bring “better half,” friend or relative. Bring water, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing. Participation is free.
  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.

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.

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.

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 — 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. 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.

La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
  The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte). Advance tickets at donboleton.com.
• Spanish singer-songwriter José Luis Perales performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Tickets: 550 to 1,450 pesos.
• Mexican director, actor, producer and speaker Odin Dupeyron presents “A Vivir” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 7. Tickets: 330 to 605 pesos.
• The pop trio Matisse performs at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Tickets 385 to 715 pesos.
• Alt-pop indie singer and two-time Latin Grammy winner Carla Morrison performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. Tickets: 440 to 935 pesos.
• “Mentiras El Musical” is performed at 6 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16. The musical, written and directed by José Manuel López Velarde, is based on hit ’80s songs. Tickets: 440 to 935 pesos.
• “Arriba el Norte Festival Nacional de Folklore” is at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 2, featuring folklorico dances. Tickets: 110 to 176 pesos.
• “Angeles Negros: Tour Memorias del Alma” is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Tickets: 275-715 pesos. The Latin group soared to fame in the 1970s with hit romantic ballads.

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets at  donboleton.com.
• Comedian Jose Luis Zagar performa at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3. Tickets: 220-440 pesos.
• “La Verdadea Historia de Blancacheves y sus 7 briagos,” a comic version of “Show White,” is at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Tickets: 350-550 pesos.
• The supernatural thriller “El fantasma en el espejo,” a play based on the Susan Hill novel, is presented 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17-18. Starring Juan Diego Covarrubias and Pablo Valentín. Tickets 440 to 660 pesos.
• The live children’s show “Amigos inseparables” is at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. Tickets: 220-330 pesos.
• “La Bella y la Bestia” is presented at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. Tickets: 110-220 pesos.

Magno Discotheque — Montes de Oca 339, Zona Pronaf. Information: 656 551 9458. Advance tickets at donboleton.com.
• Hip hop artists L.Kan and Mr. Chapo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 3. Admission: 350 and 550 (VIP) pesos.
• Terricolas and Los Pastelas verdes perform at a dance concert 8 p.m. Friday, March 17. Admission: 165, 275 and 385 peso.

Gimnasio Municipal Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Tickets at donboleton.com.
• AAA Lucha Libre Worldwide features Mamba vs. Pimpinella as the headline match in the “Rumbo a Triplemania XXV” event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5.
• 3-time former world champion boxer Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico takes on Sergio Estrela Maravilla of Argentina for the WBC Super Featherweight Championship in a boxing card that begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Tickets to be announced.

Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre. A presentation on “Como Librarte de los Riesgos en la Red” by Lic. Juan Quiñonez, psychologist, is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8. Admission: 136 pesos (donboleton.com).

Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas — Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or 6820693. Tickets at donboleton.com. Singer-songwriter Crecer Germán performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, with Grupo Codiciado. Tickets: 198 to 660 pesos.

Gimnasio Universitario — Calle Mejía y Montes de Oca in the Zona Pronaf.  CD9 performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, as part of teh Mexican boy band’s Revolution Tour. Tickets: 440 to 1,760 pesos.

Centro Cultural Universitario — Plutarco Elias Calles and Av. Hermanos Escobar. Tickets at donboleton.com. “A Night with the Beatles” featuring the Walrus Band is 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in Auditorio Gracia Pasquel. Tickets: 136 pesos. Proceeds benefit Fundación Unidos por el Autismo, A.C.

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at donboleton.com. Banda Fest begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18. Headliners are Buknas de Culiacan. Admission: 110 pesos (25 for children); 275 pesos VIP.

Matices Cultural — Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas’s Matices Culturales performance series are held at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juarez. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets: $450 pesos. Information: 612-3175, fmascarenas.org or on Facebook at MaticesCulturales.
• Saturday, March 18: Homero Chávez and Una Noche Latin jazz ensemble
• Friday, April 21: Los Pachamama
• Saturday, May 6: Grupo Yuka.

Evolution Discoteque — Paseo de la Victoria 4545. Information: 269 8659. Advance tickets at donboleton.com.
  Banda Renovación of Sinaloa and Suprema Banda of Juárez perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in a Battle of the Bands. Tickets to be announced.

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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