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FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade The 77th annual Sun Bowl Parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day), at Montana and Ochoa and proceeds east three miles to Copia. This year’s grand marshal is middleweight boxing champion Austin Trout. Review stand tickets (near First Baptist Church, 805 Montana): $5; available at all Circle K stores, FirstLight Credit Union branches and the Sun Bowl Office. Information: 533-4416.
The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935, and was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was changed to Thanksgiving Day. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the region.
War Eagles Chili Cookoff The 11th annual cookoff is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the War Eagles Air Museum, at the Doña Ana County Airport in Santa Teresa, with public chili tasting of more than a dozen top chili cooks. Tasting cups are $2 (includes unlimited samples and discounted museum admission). Proceeds benefit the War Eagles Museum Restoration Fund. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.
Anyone paying admission to the museum will receive a free tasting cup as part of the admission. Museum admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12.
Sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI).
The Fountains at Farah Holiday events The Fountains at Farah, 8889 Gateway West, hosts several events during the holiday season. Free parking accessible to all events available in the lower level parking garage. Information: shopfountainsatfarah.com.
• Light Up the Promenade: A Tree Lighting Ceremony is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, with stilt walkers, party princesses, face painters, strolling musicians and carolers from local high schools. Santa arrives at 6 p.m.
• Santa visits and photos on the Christmas tree lawn are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 22.
• Live music at The Fountains at Farah is noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 and 15.
• A Fountains Christmas Ball is noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with classical orchestra and jazz bands, local school and church choirs, a posada of strolling carolers, stilt walkers, face painters and more.
• The Fountains Christmas Story: Living Nativity is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in the Promenade amphitheater (lower level of the center), hosted by Desert Eagle Productions Live music follows 7 to 9 p.m.
El Paso Gem and Mineral Show The annual show is Dec. 6-8 at El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show features hundreds of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry, tools and equipment, door prizes, and more. Admission; $3 ($2 seniors/military; free ages 12 and younger). Information: Gem Center USA, 533-7153, 1-877-533-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday entertainment El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts holiday entertainment Fridays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, at Shawver Park’s Pavilion area, 8100 Independence, with light displays dusk to 10 p.m. daily Nov. 29-Dec. 20. Information: 544-0753.
Celebration of Lights Christmas Tree Lighting The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and evolve Federal Credit Union present the 78th annual Evolve Credit Union “Celebration of Lights” Christmas tree and displays Saturday, Dec. 7, at Cleveland Square Plaza, Downtown (between El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Library). The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. with live entertainment. Information: 541-4331 or elpasotex.gov/parks.
First Armored Division Band performs at 4:30 p.m. with St. Patrick Cathedral School Choir at 5 p.m. and the lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The 16th annual lighted Christmas parade begins at 5:55 p.m. at N. Ochoa and Texas, proceeding along to Myrtle, San Antonio and Mesa, and back to the tree site along Franklin, Kansas and Texas Ave. Fireworks follow at 7:15 p.m.
Festivities film live on El Paso/Las Cruces CW; cable channel 13.
Pecan Harvest Festival The family harvest festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at Ramirez Pecan Farm, 13709 North Loop in Clint, with face painting and pony rides for kids, live music, arts and craft vendors and pecan picking. Admission is free. Information: 851-2003 or ramirezpecanfarm.weebly.com.
North Pole at the Museum The International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, will host its annual holiday celebration 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Children and family pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, portrayed by Professor and Mrs. Leon Blevins, can be taken in a setting of more than 100 Christmas decorations. Admission is free; photos are $6. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.
The annual event showcases the museum’s collection of antique and rare Santa Claus figurines. Door prizes, refreshments and coloring activities for kids are offered.
Lights of LUV Ronald McDonald House, 300 E. California, hosts its annual Christmas lights celebration 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with music, kids’ crafts and refreshments. Sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Providence and Southwest Airline. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Information: 542-1522 or rmdcelp.org.
Christmas in the Village The Village of Vinton’s 8th annual Christmas celebration is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Dr. Applegate Park, 346 E. Vinton Road, featuring vendors, activities and Santa Claus. Information: 886-5104.
Magoffin Holiday Open House The annual holiday season event at the Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1120 Magoffin, is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Enjoy holiday decorations, refreshments and music amid the authentic art and furnishings of this historic home. Admission: $1. Information: 533-5147.
‘Battle of the Bulge’ commemoration
Benavidez-Patterson “All Airborne” Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association, hosts a World War II/Battle of the Bulge Commemorative Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Home of the Airborne, 2608 Fort Boulevard, with recognition of “Battle of the Bulge” and World War II Veterans, including a Posthumous Segment. Participants must register by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. Admission is free and the public is invited. Information: John, 240-8104 or JohCeb@msn.com.
St. Anthony’s Seminary Posada The seminary, at Crescent and Hastings in Central El Paso, celebrates the traditional custom of the posada at about 6:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 16-23, with rosary, songs by Los Franciscanos and procession, followed by the breaking of piñatas. The posada is conducted in Spanish. The seminary’s famous Nativity scene will be on display through Christmas Day. Information: 566-2261.
‘Navidad on the Border’ - The 19th annual homage to the community’s traditional Christmas customs is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at EPCC Administrative Center Auditorium, 9050 Viscount, with music, dancers, mariachi and Santa Claus. Presented by El Paso Community College Senior Adult Program. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Complimentary tickets available through the Seniors Adult Program: 831-7803.
Luminarias Festival/Posadas along the Mission Trail The Mission Trail will glow with traditional Christmas luminarias 4:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, for its annual event. Around 5,000 luminarias will be lit near dusk and line Socorro Road from the Ysleta Mission past the Socorro Mission, then to the San Elizario Plaza. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682. or elpasomissiontrail.com.
The 8-mile route includes all three Mission Trail churches, the oldest continuously active churches in the United States. Some shops and restaurants along the trail will remain open after hours for open houses or shopping. Each community will host its own posada and holiday festivities beginning at dusk. Special activities will be held at the Tigua Cultural Center.
The San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society will host free events beginning at 4:30 p.m. with Las Posadas in front of the San Elceario chapel with Christmas carols and Christmas Fair and luminaria lighting in Veterans Memorial Plaza. Traditional food and refreshments available for a small donation. Information: 851-1682 or epcounty.com/sanelizariomuseum.
Santa at the Tramway The Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park, 1700 McKinley, will host afternoon visits with Santa noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-22. Visit Santa Claus and have a photo taken with him on top of Ranger Peak. Tramway tickets are: $8. Information: 562-9899 or tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway.
The 4th annual guided Santa Christmas Hike to the top of Ranger Peak is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14. Hike is free; tram down the mountain is $4 (free for hikers wearing Santa hat).
Mount Cristo Rey Hike Through Time A guided hike is at noon Monday, Dec. 30, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $5 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 541-1422. No reservation is required.
A presentation on the history of the monument will be given at the summit.
The four-story-tall statue of Christ on the cross was built in 1938-40 by sculptor Urbici Soler. The mountaintop is 4,576 feet above sea level, in Sunland Park, N.M., near the junction of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico.
The hike is sponsored by El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau and El Paso Scene. Security is provided along the trail and in the parking lot.
The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. Free bottled water provided for hikers.
Meet at the large parking lot at the trailhead to Mt. Cristo Rey off McNutt Road (NM 273). Take the Racetrack exit off Paisano and cross the Rio Grande.
Hyundai Sun Bowl The 80th annual football classic begins at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 31, with teams to be announced from the PAC 12 and ACC conferences. Tickets; $17, $22, $32, $42, $52 and $62; Captain’s Club tickets are $650. Information: 533-4416, 1-800-915-BOWL or sunbowl.org and ticketmaster.com.
Pre-game activities begin at 11:30 a.m. in the stadium with introduction of 2013 Legends of the Sun Bowl Game, Introduction of Sun Court and performances by university bands.
The halftime show features bands from both teams and a national recording artist to be announced.
Other Sun Bowl events:
• The 52nd annual WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is Dec. 28-29 at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Saturday: Denver vs. Alcorn State at 5 p.m. and UTEP vs. Western Illinois at 7 p.m. Sunday: Alcorn vs. Western Illinois is 5 p.m. Denver vs. UTEP at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40 four game/two night package; $12-$22 two-game/one night package. Information: 533-4416 or 747-5234 (UTEP Ticket Center).
• Rotary Sun Bowl Football Team Luncheon is Monday, Dec. 30, at the El Paso Convention Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. The starting line-ups from both teams are introduced at 11:30 a.m. and the head coaches are highlighted as well. Tickets: $50; tables for eight $450 (eight guests, or six guests plus two football player from each team). Information: 533-4416, ext. 200 or 504-9013.
• The 16th annual Sun Bowl Fan Fiesta is 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the El Paso Convention Center, with headliners Three Dog Night at 7:15 p.m., along with marching bands and other activities 6:30 to 7 p.m.. Admission: $5 (free for ages 12 and younger and military personnel).
• The 2nd annual Sky Party is 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, on the top of UTEP’s Sun Bowl Drive parking garage, with live music, games, giveaways and music by both university bands. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe exhibition and mini-festival An opening art reception and mini-festival is 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at La Galeria de la Misíon de Senecú, the Ysleta Independent School District’s gallery at 8455 Alameda. Winners of the art competition will be announced. Entertainment includes Ceiba and Danza Azteca Chichimeca Omecoatl, plus food, arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free. Information: 434-9711 or finearts.yisd.net.
The 16th annual “Our Lady of Guadalupe” exhibition runs Dec. 5-Jan. 16, featuring professional and student works that pay homage to the popular cultural icon.
Virgen de Guadalupe Birthday Party Cathedral High School alumni will host its party celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Jose’s party room, 503 S. Cotton, with menudo and champurado. Admission is “free to the faithful.” Information: 309-3855.
Fiesta Guadalupana The celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Ysleta Mission (Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church), 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda). A procession at Ysleta Elementary School is at 8 a.m., followed at 10 a.m. by a Mariachi Mass in front of the mission. Admission is free to all events. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org.
In conjunction with the event is the Mercado de Artes 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, with paintings, bultos, retablos, weaving, ironwork, colchas, Native American potter and jewelry. Traditional food for sale. Entertainment includes live music, Tigua social dances, storytelling, matachines, mariachis and folklorico dancers.
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe The 13th annual three-day religious festival in Tortugas, N.M. is Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 10-12. The festival is the biggest event of the year in Tortugas, a small village near Mesilla Park that’s home to the Tortugas Indians. Events are centered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a procession, rosary and vigil. The pilgrimage to the Tortugas “A” Mountain begins 7 a.m. Tuesday with a procession at 5 a.m. from Casa del Pueblo to the church. Registration begins at 6 a.m. for pilgrimage at 7 a.m. The bishop’s Mass is at 11 a.m. on the mountain. At 4 p.m. is a rosary on the mountain. At sundown, pilgrims will light luminarias along the mountain path.
A fiesta Mass is at 9 a.m. Wednesday followed by Danzante Dances at 10:30 a.m. A traditional free fiesta dinner at noon is sponsored by La Corporacion de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, the governing body of the tribe (which is related to the Tiguas). A procession around the village begins at 4 p.m.; a rosary is at 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. is the reception in honor of the Corporacion’s mayordomos.
To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two signals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia.
Information: (575) 526-8171 or (575) 522-0288.
To get there: Take Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, exit on University Avenue and go under the freeway; turn left at the stop sign and continue on Main, going through two signals. Turn left on Tortugas Drive and then turn right on Parroquia.
Information: (575) 526-8171 or (575) 522-0288.
Piro-Manso-Tiwa Indian Tribe of Guadalupe Pueblo Events celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe are Dec. 10-12 at St. Genevieve’s Church and Parish Hall, 100 South Espina and 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave., in Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-9649.
A procession of the virgin is Tuesday and Wednesday from the hall to the church.
A Mass for the Virgin de Guadalupe will be given Thursday, followed by dancing by the matachines (Los Danzantes) and Piro-Manso-Tiwa Tribe members.
The Virgin de Guadalupe is kept in the church until New Year’s Day, when she will be taken out at 2 p.m. in a procession accompanied by dancing and pageantry. She is then taken home until next December.
St. Anthony’s Festival for Our Lady of Guadalupe St. Anthony’s Seminary, Crescent and Hastings in Central El Paso, will host events in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 10-12, including pilgrimages, masses and a bazaar. The public is welcome. Information/times: 566-2261.
Blessing of Nativities Sacred Earth Ministry of St. Pius X will host its annual blessing of nativity displays 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at St Pius X Community Center, 1050 N. Clark. Anyone wishing to have a nativity blessed may bring it the center anytime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. A Nativity raffle for participants will be held; must be present to win. Information: Mike, 757-9395.
The ministry’s patron saint is Saint Francis of Assisi, who is the originator of the first nativities as well as patron saint of animals and the environment.
‘Venite!’ Coronado Baptist Church, 501 Thunderbird, will host its annual Christmas music presentation Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8. Prelude is at 6:30 p.m.; performance begins at 7 p.m. The original musical is based on the documentary “The Star of Bethlehem” by Rick Larson. The story joins the journey of the wise men following the star to the Child, and features a look at the heavens through the scriptures and modern technology. Admission is free. Information: 584-3912 or coronadobaptist.org.
A Coffeehouse Christmas CrossPoint Church, 11995 Montwood, presents “Discover Hope This Christmas,” its annual holiday gift to the community Dec. 13-15, featuring vignettes of drama, dance and music, homemade treats and specialty coffee. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Admission is free. Information: 857-7492 or crosspointelpaso.com.
Live Nativity Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood, hosts its Live Nativity Scene 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in front of the church. Admission is free. Information: 592-5977.
‘The Spirit of Christmas’ Cielo Vista Church’s annual large-scale holiday pageant of music and drama celebrating the Christmas season programs is Dec. 13-15 and Dec. 20-22 at the church at 3585 Lee Trevino. The pageant celebrates 20 years of Christmas’ past along with some of the greatest stories of the Bible told through a dramatic musical presentation. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $5. Information: 595-0288 or cielovista.org.
Tickets available at Cielo Vista ticket office and at The Hub (Montana Lobby). Ticket office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
‘Living Christmas Tree’ The 48th annual Christmas concerts at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, 805 Montana. This show is one of the longest-running events of its kind in the country. Doors open one hour prior to each performance. The event usually sells out early. Nursery provided free. Tickets may be reserved via church website at fbcep.com. Information: 533-1465.
Christmas Celebration Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, will host its annual orchestral production and candlelight communion services celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ Dec. 19-24, in the center’s auditorium.
The Christmas Story is told through the eyes of the Storyteller, from Hooville to the Nativity and everything in between, with live animals, full orchestra, flying angels and even the Grinch. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.
Let There Be Lights
Luminarias by the Lake More than 2,500 luminarias will line the walking paths at Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Desert Botanical Gardens, 4200 Doniphan, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, featuring musical entertainment and holiday refreshments for sale. Proceeds benefit the park. Admission: $4 ($3 military; $1 ages 12 and younger) Information: 584-0563 or keystoneheritagepark.org.
Cumberland Circle Luminarias and Christmas lights adorn the circle each Christmas Eve in the central El Paso neighborhood. From I-10, take Trowbridge northwest to Pennsylvania Ave. Pennsylvania leads directly into the circle.
Eastridge Christmas lights The residents of the Eastside subdivision of Eastridge participates each year in an elaborate neighborhood-wide holiday lights display. Lights are usually lit around the first week of December, and run through the holiday season.
The subdivision is off McRae Blvd; turn west on Eastridge.
New Year's Eve
‘American Pie’ Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. will host its New Year’s Eve gourmet dinner and concert beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, with entertainment by “American Pie,” a tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. Doors open at 7 p.m., dinner served at 8 p.m. Midnight countdown celebration follows entertainment. Tickets: $125 (Ticketmaster). Information: (800) 545-9011 or (575) 464-7090.
New Year’s Eve Dance Paso del Norte Tango Club will host a New Year’s Eve dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Shundo Dance Studio, 2719 N. Stanton, featuring dancing to Tango, Latin and ballroom music, and a buffet dinner. Cost: $25. Information: 532-2043, 490-4956 or pasodelnortetangoclub.com.
New Year’s at The Lodge The resort in Cloudcroft will host its New Year’s Eve events, “An Evening in Paris,” Tuesday, Dec. 31, with a Children’s New Year’s Eve pizza and slumber party at 7 p.m. the Lodge Trestle, and adult party 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. the Lodge Pavilion, with champagne toast and midnight breakfast buffet. A special New Year’s Eve buffet and New Year’s Day brunch also offered. Call for reservations/cost. Information: 1-800-395-6343 or thelodgeresort.com.
Southern New Mexico
Christmas on the Pecos One of America’s top holiday traditions, the boat tour along the Pecos River runs Nov. 29-Dec. 31 in Carlsbad, N.M. The 22nd annual event showcases the winter wonderland of more than 100 festively decorated houses. Twelve to 15 tours are offered nightly 5:15 to 9:30 p.m.; ticket office opens at 4:30 p.m.
The 40-minute tours depart from Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel. The village includes a gallery full of Southwestern gifts and refreshments and holiday lights. Ticket are $12.50 Sunday through Thursday and $17.50 Friday and Saturday; $7.50 and $12.50 for ages 2-11 (under two free with lap pass). Tickets should be purchased in advance; many dates are sold out. Information: (575) 628-0952; Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (575) 887-6516 or christmasonthepecos.com.
The 3rd annual Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Information: carlsbadwinterwine.com.
Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade The 23rd annual Silver City Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in the historic Downtown district. Information: (575) 534-1700.
The parade begins at the Grant County Courthouse, travels east on Broadway Street and turns north onto Bullard Street. The parade includes motorized floats, wagons or carts, lighted cars and bicycles, walking and other entries.
‘Night of Lights (Noche de Luminarias)’ Southern New Mexico’s largest luminaria display is 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, on the New Mexico State University Campus, a tradition since 1984. Luminarias will light up the International Mall and the path from the Pan American Center to the Corbett Center Student Union. Also offered are horse-drawn carriage rides, live performances, free hot apple cider and holiday treats. Information: (575) 646-3200 or nmsu.edu.
Ruidoso Festival of Lights The mountain village of Ruidoso hosts the following events though the Christmas season. Information: 1-888-71-LIGHTS (714-4448) or ruidosonow.com/festival-of-lights.
Christmas in the Park is 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at School House Park. Includes lighting of the Yule Log, music and caroling, cookies and a visit with Santa. Admission is free.
The annual “Parade of Lights” is 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in downtown Ruidoso (from Sudderth/Mechem to Pizza Hut), featuring floats packed with seasonal decorations and lights.
A Cowboy Christmas Ball at Inn of the Mountain Gods is 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, featuring Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys. Sponsored by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Posse. Dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets: $40 in advance. Information: (575) 354-0196.
Ski Apache’s Torch Light Parade is tentatively Saturday, Dec. 21, at Ski Apache Resort. Veteran skiers carry lighted torches while descending the mountain. Indian fry bread, hot snacks and drinks available for purchase. Indian drumming begins at 5 p.m. with parade down the mountain at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but spectators are encouraged to arrive by 5:45 p.m.
City of Las Cruces Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony The annual ceremony is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Las Cruces. The celebration includes live entertainment, hot chocolate and light snacks. Location to be announced. Information: (575) 541-2000.
Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pecos River Village Conference Center, 711 Muscatel, in Carlsbad, N.M. (site of Christmas on the Pecos boat rides). Features wines from eight New Mexico wineries, arts and crafts, holiday entertainment. Tickets available from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. Admission: $10 in advance; $12 at the door (includes 10 tastings and souvenir glass). Information: Helping Hands Event Planning, (575) 522-1232 or carlsbadwinterwine.com.
A VIP Party is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Admission; $25.
Christmas in Cloudcroft The Sacramento Mountain community’s holiday season events include:
• The annual Pet Parade is Saturday, Dec. 7 along Burro Ave. Call for time.
• The 4th annual Lighted Christmas Parade is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; stores on Burro will be open late for holiday shopping.
• Santa Land Bonfires are 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21, in Zenith Park behind the Chamber of Commerce. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at 5 p.m. with and cookies, as well as a bonfire, roasted marshmallows, cocoa and more. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-886-874-4447.
• Santa will also visit The Lodge Christmas morning, and the annual Christmas Day Brunch Buffet is 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Rebecca’s Restaurant. Information: 1-800-395-6343 or thelodgeresort.com.
‘Christmas in the Foothills’ The historic Black Range town of Hillsboro, N.M. invites Christmas shoppers for a holiday studio walk 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Hillsboro Community Center. The celebration offers open houses at art galleries and historic homes as well as holiday activities, food and arts and crafts shows, Clydesdale horse-drawn carriage rides and a “$49.99” art sale. Admission is free. Information: (575) 895-5797.
The Percha Bank Museum in Kingston (9 miles west of Hillsboro) will unveil a new historical mural the same day and sell hand-made gifts, home-made pastries and live music.
To get there: Take Interstate 25 north from Las Cruces to the NM 152 exit at Caballo, and go west 17 miles.
Hillsboro’s Main Street merchants, including restaurants, antique shops, and museums, will all be open, and musicians and singers along Main Street will provide seasonal and regional accompaniment.
Holiday celebrations will also be held that day in Kingston (nine miles west of Hillsboro) including vendors at the Spit and Whittle Club.
A raffle of original framed pastel painting, “A Chile New Mexico Christmas,” created for the event by Hillsboro artist Judy Madden, is 3:45 p.m. at the center. Tickets: $1; limited amount of the painting’s prints available for sale.
Christmas Light Parade The Kiwanis club in Deming hosts the lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Deming, N.M. Parade starts at BMX Park on Poplar to Diamond, Spruce and Silver and ends at Courthouse Park with a visit from Santa. Information: (575) 546-9096.
Electric Light Parade The 25th annual holiday season parade is 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, along Main Street (from Alameda to College) in Roswell, N.M. A Christmas Caroling Contest precedes the event 4 to 6 p.m. Information: (575) 420-5718.
Fiesta Navideña The Border Book Festival hosts its holiday fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with food, music and authentic Mexican holiday traditions including Lotería and a Piñata. Cost: $25; reservations required as space is limited. Las Cruces are location to be announced. Information: (575) 523-3988 or borderbookfestival.com.
Classic Mexican food dishes include turkey with mole, ensalada de Noche Buena/Christmas Eve salad, pozole, tamales and buñelos with Mexican hot chocolate and Café de la Olla.
Proceeds support the 20th Anniversary Border Book Festival, “Maíz: Honoring the Corn Mother,” April 25-27, 2014, as well as yearlong festival programming.
Luminarias on The Plaza The City of Socorro, N.M. will host its 9th annual arts crawl 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, on the historic plaza and several surrounding shops in Socorro. The event features, live music artwork, food and beverages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 835-8927.
The city’s official Christmas Electric Light Parade is 6 p.m. on the plaza, followed by the tree lighting ceremony at 7:15 p.m.
New Mexico Tamale Fiesta y Mas The 3rd annual fiesta in Historic Downtown Silver City is 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, hosted by the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce, with tamale and craft vendors and other traditional Christmas and Borderland favorites such as capirotada, bizcochos, Mexican hot chocolate and red-chile kettle corn. Live music by Mariachi Rosas del Desierto and Mariachi Fuego del Sol. Information: (575) 538-1337 or findyourselfinsilvercity.org.
A tardeada is 1 to 3 p.m. with music by Geli and The Heartbreakers.
Tamal making workshops are 10 a.m. for adults and 1 p.m. for children at the Silver City Museum.
Altrusa Christmas Home Tour Altrusa International of Ruidoso, the non-profit service organization, hosts its 3rd annual home tour 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in Alto, N.M. with door prizes and refreshments, plus tours or area homes decorated for Christmas. Tickets: $20 in advance. Information: (575) 258-4615 or altrusaruidoso.com.
Victorian Christmas Evening The 29th annual event is 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Silver City Museum, 312 W. Broadway in the historic H.B. Ailman House with holiday music, Christmas cookies, hot mulled cider, children’s craft activities and a visit by Father Christmas. The house will be decorated in Victorian style. Admission is free. Information: (575) 538-5921 or silvercitymuseum.org.
Elephant Butte Beach Walk and Floating Light Parade Elephant Butte State Park’s annual luminaria walk is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The event features about 4,000 luminarias, a boat and RV parade, 25 host campfires with free refreshments, Santa Claus, hayrides, caroling and more. Cost: $5 per car. Information: (575) 740-1777 or elephantbuttechamberofcommerce.com.
The Floating Lights Parade and RV Lighting Contest is 6:30 p.m. at the Marina del Sur. Party and awards ceremony follow at 9 p.m. at the Elephant Butte Inn. Parade information: (575) 744-5567 or email@example.com.
MainStreet Truth or Consequences’ annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Downtown Tree Lighting is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Evelyn Renfro Park with bonfires, wagon rides, carolers, prize drawings, Santa Claus and refreshments at downtown businesses. Live Nativity presented by First Baptist Church (corner of Broadway and Mims). Admission is free. Information: SierraCountyEvents.com.
Mesilla Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting The community tree lighting is Friday, Dec. 13, in the plaza. Mesilla Mayor Michael Cadena will switch on the tree at 6 p.m. Christmas music continues until 6:30 p.m. Shops will be open late for holiday shopping that day, refreshments and some locations. The tree will be decorated with ornaments created by students from an area school. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116
Mesilla is southwest of Las Cruces. Take I-10 West to the Avenida de Mesilla exit. The plaza is off NM Highway 28 (Avenida de Mesilla) south of I-10.
Luminarias and Christmas music will be featured Christmas Eve on the Plaza 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24. The Mesilla Singers choir will lead in the singing of Christmas carols, and luminarias will be lit around dusk.
Old-Fashioned Christmas MainStreet Truth or Consequences’ annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Downtown Tree Lighting is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in Evelyn Renfro Park with an art hop, bonfires, wagon rides, carolers, prize drawings, Santa Claus and refreshments at downtown Truth or Consequences businesses. Live Nativity presented First Baptist Church (corner of Broadway and Mims). Admission is free. Information: (575) 740-3902 or torcmainstreet.org.
Elephant Butte’s 18th luminaria beach parade begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. See separate listing.
Fort Selden Luminaria Tour The 15th annual holiday event at Fort Selden State Monument “Ruins Glow” is 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The trails and ruins of the 19th-century fort will be lit by more than 1,000 luminarias, and visitors will be treated to hot chocolate, cookies and living history military re-enactments. Admission is free that evening. Information: (575) 526-8911 or nmmonuments.org.
From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. The monument, which preserves the ruins of the 19th century fort, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free).
Turning Back The Sun The winter solstice celebration hosted by Friends of Leasburg Dam, Astronomical Society of Las Cruces and members of various Native American communities is 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Leasburg Dam State Park, Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19, with horno bread baking, Native American dancers, traditional Winter Coyote stories, solar viewing, arts and crafts, and more. Information: (575) 5244068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luminarias and Christmas Carols on the Plaza Old Mesilla, N.M., turns into a wonderland of music and light beginning at dusk Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at San Albino Church and the surrounding historic plaza. Around 6,000 luminarias will be set up. The Mesilla Singers will lead singing of Christmas carols from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mesilla is southwest of Las Cruces. Take I-10 West to the Avenida de Mesilla exit. The plaza is off NM Highway 28 (Avenida de Mesilla) south of I-10. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116.
Downtown Ramble The City of Las Cruces hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 523-2950.
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.
A free holiday carols performance by Las Cruces’ Southwest Bassoons is noon to 1:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Rio Grande Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 21.
Mountain Country Christmas The annual event is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6-7, at the Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland, in Alpine, Texas. The event includes an indoor/outdoor arts crafts fair, baked goods, organizational booths, holiday product vendors, entertainment. Admission is free. Information: Alpine Visitor’s Center (432) 837-2326.
The annual Parade of Lights is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
This year’s Christmas Tour of Historic Homes is 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. A community concert is 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets: $10. Information: (432) 294-1140, (432) 837-5563 or historicalpine.org.
Bazaars and fairs
UU Holiday Bazaar Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron St., will host its annual Bazaar and Craft Fair 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The bazaar features handmade arts and crafts, treats, jewelry and more. Vendors are being accepted through Nov. 1. Admission is free. Information: 562-4001 or uuelpaso.org.
St. Genevieve’s Holiday show The parish’s 27th annual antique and craft show and sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, at St. Genevieve’s Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave, Las Cruces. Free appraisals. Food sales. Information: (575) 526-8624.
Desert Crossing Holiday Market Ardovino’s Desert Crossing will host its 9th annual market 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sunset Hall, with more local artists, craftspersons and vendors from the Farmers Market. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-0653 or ardovinos.com.
German Advents-Bazaar The annual “Christkindlmarket” arts and crafts festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the German Community Center (Soldatenstube), Robert E. Lee Road, Fort Bliss. Admission is free. Information: 568-0259, 568-4824 or betreuunginelpaso.com.
The traditional German Christmas fair features numerous vendors selling handmade products ranging from decorations, handmade greeting cards, quilts to woodcraft products. German Bratwurst, smoked fish, German beer and Glühwein will be sold, as well as German coffee, cakes, pastries and cookies.
All proceeds go towards social projects on both sides of the border through the German Air Force’s charity organization “Aid for the Needy.”
Tennis West Holiday Fair Tennis West, One Tennis West Lane, off Westside Drive, hosts its 2nd annual holiday fair 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, with clothing, jewelry, arts and crafts, food and more. Admission is free. Information: 581-5471 or tennis-west.com.
Arts and Craft Bazaar - Bethany Christian Church, 10453 Springwood, will host its Christmas bazaar 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6-7. The juried show and sale features original works by several area artists. Admission is free. Information: 592-5977.
Deadline for artists to submit work is Dec. 4; cash prizes offered.
Kindred Hospital Craft Fair Kindred Hospital,1740 Curie Drive, hosts its inaugural craft fair 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at its cafeteria, with more than 20 tables with gift ideas and pictures with Santa Claus. Proceeds benefit the Kindred Hospital Hope Fun. Admission is free. Information: 351-9044, ext. 323 or khelpaso.com.
La Casa Holiday Bazaar - The annual holiday bazaar featuring regional vendors is Dec. 6-8 at the Las Cruces Convention Center, University and El Paseo, Las Cruces, with over 100 booths of homemade arts and crafts; raffles; holiday treats and a “man cave” for sports viewing. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 (free for children under 12). Proceeds benefit La Casa Inc. shelter for victims of domestic violence. Information: (575) 526-2819 or lacasainc.org.
Brown Craft Fair Brown Middle School’s PTO hosts its craft fair noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the school at 7820 Helen of Troy. Admission is free. Information: 740-1878 or email@example.com.
Christmas Market The 2nd annual event is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery, 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M.
Tasting room is open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
‘It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas’ Craft Fair Pebble Hills Elementary School, 11145 Edgemere, hosts its 17th annual holiday arts and crafts fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Sponsored by the Pebble Hills PTO. Admission is free. Information: 434-5613.
Mimbres Hot Springs Ranch Show the 33rdd annual show and sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at Mimbres Hot Spring Ranch in Mimbres, N.M. with stone and terra cotta pottery, fused glass, ornaments, jewelry, painting, wood carvings, note cards and more. Chair massages, kids’ art, gourmet lunch (to purchase), free refreshments, door prizes and live entertainment also available. No pets allowed. Information: studiosalemimbres.com.
To get there: Take Hwy 152 to Mimbres 61. Turn south to Royal John Mine Road (between NM 19 and 20); follow signs 2.5 miles to ranch.
San Elizario ChristKindleMarket call for artists San Elizario Artist Guild’s 3rd annual ChristKindle is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, on the historic plaza, with crafts, gifts, German food and drink. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or elpasomissiontrail.com.
Christkindle Market is an old tradition in Germany going back hundreds of years. Every year during the month of December, this German Christmas market takes place in Germany to celebrate the holiday season by enjoying traditional food, drink and holiday shopping.
Wares range from hand-painted glass and wooden ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, jewelry, toys, clothing and more, along with food like German sausages, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, pastries, candies, German beers and traditional “Glühwein.”
Christmas Fair Our Lady of the Valley School, 8600 Winchester, hosts an arts & crafts fair 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, with wreaths, ornaments, centerpieces, jewelry, NFL collectibles, scarves shawls, quilts and other items. Food items sold including tamales, buñuelos, baked goods and champurrado, as well as breakfast items including menudo, pancakes and sweet bread. Information: 859-7939.
Mercado Guadalupano The Ysleta Mission, 131 Zaragosa, will host its art market f 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, on the historic mission’s grounds. Artworks include paintings, bultos, retablos, weaving, ironwork, colchas, Native American potter and jewelry. Traditional food for sale. Entertainment includes live music, Tigua social dances, storytelling, matachines, mariachis and folklorico dancers. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org.
The mercado is part of the annual Fiesta Guadalupana in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, Dec. 7.
Riverside Christmas Fair Riverside High School Band hosts a its 4th annual fair 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Riverside High School Gym, 301 Midway, with arts and craft vendors, and performances by Riverside Band, Flag, Cheer, Dance, Rangerettes and other local band and dance programs. Information: 434-7268.
Nolan Richardson Middle School Holiday Fair Nolan Richardson Middle School’s PTA hosts its 2nd annual fair 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the school at 11350 Loma Franklin, with vendors, raffles, food, concerts other family activities. Admission is free. Information: (760) 995-0784.
Elephant Butte Christmas Arts and Crafts Show The show of works by area artisans is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Elephant Butte Community Center, 313 Rio Grande Circle, Elephant Butte, N.M., with fine art, silver jewelry, pecans, gourd art, paintings, hand painted ceramics, yard art, and food. Admission is free. Information: Steph Ross, (575) 740-3971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Hippie Holidaze Open House The Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, hosts the 43rd annual Happy Holidaze Open House arts and craft fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, with local vendors, appetizers, and live entertainment. Visitors are encouraged to come in hippie garb. Admission is free. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com.
Holiday’s Arts and Crafts Fair City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department hosts the arts and craft fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at San Juan Recreation Center, 701 N. Glenwood. Vendor booths available for $5. Information: Ana Luisa Benegas, 779-2799.
Johnny Lolita’s Thieves Market Johnny Lolita’s Coffee Shop, 3200 S. Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. hosts a handmade, vintage/retro, industrial art market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first weekend of each month in the parking lot. Information: 929-4008 or johnnylolitas.com.
Farmer’s Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third and fourth Sunday of each month.
Johnny Lolita’s red barn building offers handcrafted coffees, treats and cold drinks.
Downtown Artist and Farmers Market The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
Artists may rent booths for only $2, but are required to prove they produce their own work. Artists must obtain a sales permit and attend one of the monthly orientation sessions offered 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Hall third floor training room. Information/guidelines online at elpasotexas.gov/mcad at “Cultural/Heritage Tourism & Initiatives.”
El Paso Mineral and Gem Society Rummage Sale The society’s fundraising sales are 9 a.m. to noon the first Monday of the month at Memorial Park Senior Citizen’s Center, 1800 Byron, behind the rose garden. Information: 740-9937 or 592-8820.
Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing The 12th annual market now runs year round. Winter hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
Coffee, pastries and juices available at the vintage Coffeestream trailer and brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m.
Weekly talks from Master Gardeners are 8:30 a.m.; weekly cooking demonstrations also planned.
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.
Mercado Mayapan Farmers’ Market La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan host the market 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisanry for sale. Breakfast and lunch available. Information: 217-1126 or mujerobrera.org.
Something for everyone
HIV testing Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe will conduct free HIV testing in recognition of World AIDS Awareness Day 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Bassett Place Mall (near Premiere Cinemas), I-10 and Geronimo. Certified and experienced HIV risk counselors and testers from the La Fe CARE Center will provide prevention information, free HIV testing and awareness. Information: 772-3366 or lafe-ep.org.
All HIV testing is free and can be confidential or anonymous. HIV testing results are 99.9 percent accurate and available within 20 minutes. Texas law allows anyone 13 years of age or older the right to access free HIV testing without parental consent.
Robotic surgery seminar Dr. Keith Johnson will host free seminars on treatment options for hip pain and the MAKOplasty Robot for total hip replacement procedures, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 10, at Sierra Providence East, 3280 Joe Battle (Classroom 1). The Dec. 3 seminar focuses on hips and the Dec. 10 on knees. Participants will get the chance to “meet” the robot at both seminars. Refreshments served. Information/RSVP: 577-7746.
International Business Summit EPCC’s Small Business Development Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B, #B520, hosts a free International Marketing seminar 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6. The center will provide the marketing resources needed to grow one’s business internationally. Information: 831-7742 or elpasosbdc.net.
Chamizal workshops The Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, hosts free Special Park Uses workshops at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for those applying for special use permits for 2014. Information: 532-7273, ext. 122, or nps.gov/cham.
Latinitas The nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth offers regular creative expression workshops, exhibits and more. All classes are at 10935 Ben Crenshaw, #207, unless otherwise listed. Information: 219-8554, email@example.com or LasLatinitas.org.
• Latinitas’ Aim High Conference for preteen and teen girls is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at El Paso Public Library’s Main Branch, 501 N. Oregon. The conference offers hands-on workshops, activities and guest speakers. Hosted by American Association of University Women. Pre-registration required through Latinitas.
• Mujeres Making a Difference Awards are 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at Woman’s Club of El Paso at 1400 N. Mesa. Admission: $30.
Santa Pet Pictures The Humane Society of El Paso’s “Santa Claws” offers pets a chance to visit with Santa 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 8-16, at Petsmart, 10501 Gateway West (at Yarbrough). Information/cost: 532-6971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victorian Friendship Tea The Woman’s Club of El Paso hosts its Christmas tea at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in their historic club house at 1400 N. Mesa. Dress is “Sunday Best.” Tickets: $20 (through Dec. 1; available at Collectibles (Mesa and Lomaland locations, as well as at the clubhouse. Free parking across the street. Information: 532-6131.
The Woman’s Club of El Paso is on both the Texas and National Historic Registries. It was built in 1916 and is the oldest clubhouse in Texas to be built as a clubhouse.
Christmas Village display Hundreds of figurines make up one of El Paso’s most elaborate holiday displays, “Winter Wonderland,” on exhibit 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays Dec. 9-31, in the auditorium of the MacGuire Administration Building of the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home, 1100 Cliff Dr. The exhibit, donated by Dorothea Purvis, consists of hundreds of festive figurines and continues to grow bigger every year. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Information: 544-8777.
Mustard Seed Community Café The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café at 1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona), will host its grand opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Information: 440-SEED (7333) or mustardseedcafe.org.
The café’s mission is to provide nutritious and delicious meals regardless of people’s ability to pay while using local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients whenever possible.
Wreaths Across America El Paso Composite Squadron-Civil Air Patrol will host the annual Wreaths Across America dedication ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Rostrum at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, 5200 Fred Wilson, in conjunction with that day’s nationwide observance. The squadron is spearheading this year’s efforts to place a wreath on every soldier’s grave at the cemetery. Arrival by 9:45 a.m. encouraged; seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis. Information: Civil Air Patrol at 239-6149 or epwreaths.org.
Wreaths arrive at 7:30 a.m. To volunteer to help unload and place wreaths, call Civil Air Patrol.
Christmas Tardeada Golden Bears Social Club hosts its annual Christmas tardeada 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, with music by Rhapsody. Door prizes offered. Refreshments available; BYOB. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost: $15. Information: 755-4038 or 772-4643.
Home Health Marketing class EPCC’s Small Business Development Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B, #B520, offers a class on marketing strategy and plan to generate a profitable business 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, to introduce the basic concepts or marketing and how developing and executing a marketing action plan can achieve long-term growth in the home health business. Registration fee: $300. Information: 831-7742 or elpasosbdc.net.
Chamizal Saturday Morning Crafts Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites families to explore various world cultures through arts and crafts for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. the third Saturday of the month . The 45-minute Junior Ranger program offers a different craft concept each month centered on cultural diversity. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations recommended. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham.
The Dec. 21 craft is “Animalitos.”
Gifts Are Memories Books are Gems, will host a free community event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11450 James Watt, A6-7, with free books, popcorn, face painting, cotton candy, Christmas gift for ages 13 and younger, arts and crafts, jumping balloon, playroom, XBox and more. Information: 845-5437 or booksaregems.org.
Ultimate Cowboy/Girl Winter Camp San Francisco Stables, 1114 Casad Road in Anthony, N.M., hosts a camp for ages 6 to 14, 9 a.m. to 3: p.m. Mondays through Friday, Dec 23-27, and Dec. 30-Jan. 1 (excluding Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), with horseback riding, games, archery skills and more; Participants may bring bikes or favorite games, must wear boots or tennis shoes, and bring sun block and hat. Cost: $100 per week or $25 per day. Hosted by Paws-n-Hooves Mobile Veterinary Services. Information: 491-9408 or sfstables.net.
Alzheimer’s support groups Alzheimer’s Association El Paso offers support groups for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias at several locations throughout town. Caregivers can exchange practical information, discuss challenges and coping, share feelings, needs and concern and learn about available resources in the community. Information: Kelli Moorehead, 1-800-272-3800.
• Eastside 1:30 p.m. second Saturday of the month at SunRidge at Cielo Vista, 7949 Sunmount. Refreshments served.
• Northeast 1:30 p.m. second Saturday of the month at Richard Burges Branch Library, 9600 Dyer.
• Far Eastside 6 p.m. third Wednesday of the month at SunRidge at Cambria, 1991 Saul Kleinfeld. Bilingual group, refreshments served.
• Westside 6 p.m. fourth Wednesday of the month at SunRidge at Desert Springs, 5901 Bandolero. Bilingual group.
Early Stage Support Group meets fourth Friday of each month. Pre-screening required. Information: Blanca Loya at Bienvivir All-Inclusive Senior Health, 562-3444.
New support groups meet at 10 a.m. the second Friday of the month at Sunridge at Cielo Vista, 7949 Sunmount (Eastside) and the fourth Friday of the month at Royal Estates, 435 Mesa Hills (Westside).
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.
Computer classes City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department offers free one-hour classes on basic computer skills for ages 6 and older at 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana. Classes teach keyboard training, usage of the internet, computer mouse usage along with an introduction to Microsoft Office, (Word, Power Point and Excel.) Information: 751-4945.
Eat Well! El Paso City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Eat Well! El Paso initiative matches restaurant owners with nutrition professionals to create a healthy children’s menu that is low in calories and high on nutrition. This includes offering meals that meet established nutrition standards based on calorie, fat, and sodium limits, as well as the elimination of sugar-sweetened beverages. Information: 771-5845 or EPHealth.com.
Participating restaurants include:
• Moe’s Restaurant, 6298 Alameda
• The Green Ingredient, 201 E. Main
• Chubb’s BBQ, 5810 Dyer
• Casa Pizza, 1311 Magruder
• Forti’s Mexican Elder, 321 Chelsea
• Los Aguachiles, 7500 N. Mesa.
• Mambo’s, 6401 Alameda
• Sam’s Chinese Restaurant, 1501 E. Yandell
• Mi Pueblo Nuevo, 5630 Gateway E.
• Gonzolo’s G&R, 401 E. Nevada
• The Pizza Joint, 2900 N. Mesa.
El Paso Night Shift Nights The weekly car and motorcycle club showcase is 8 p.m. Wednesdays, at Fox Plaza (back parking lot), 5559 Alameda. The family event cars and motorcycles of many types, plus food, live music, jumping balloons. No alcohol allowed. Admission: $3 per person or car; free for ages 12 and younger. Information: 779-8424.
Fibromyalgia Support Group The group meets 2 to 3 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Alternatives Centre for Behavioral Health, 7760 Alabama as a network of support and resource education for those with Fibromyalgia, their families, and friends. Guest speakers and group members share their own experiences. Admission is free.
Information: 219-9970 or alternativescentre.com.
GED classes High School Equivalency Program and UTEP host free GED classes 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 3:30 p.m.; or 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (flex times). Open enrollment. Information: 747-5567 and studentaffairs.utep.edu/hep.
GED Testing Western Technical College, 9451 Diana, has recently partnered with GED Testing Service to offer the GED test on computer, at available at the college’s 9451 Diana location, with plans to testing in 2014 to the eastside location at 9624 Plaza Circle in 2014. The English- and Spanish-language GED tests now available on computer are the same tests currently offered on paper and pencil through the end of 2013. Online registration, scheduling, and testing are now available to test-takers at
Knitting for Soldiers Free patterns, instruction and assistance projects for wounded soldiers and soldiers in Afghanistan are offered for anyone interested in knitting 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Hobby Lobby classroom, 7930 N. Mesa. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations required to reserve a space. Information/reservations: 996-9346.
Medieval-Themed games Amtgard, Kingdom of the Burning Lands hosts role-playing games and crafts 2 to 6 p.m. every Saturday at Memorial Park, 3200 Copper. The club has met every Saturday at Memorial Park for most of the past 30 years. Visitors are always welcome; admission is free. Information: 544-2034 or amtgardinc.com.
Move! El Paso walking trails The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has six walking trail loops throughout the Downtown area. Each trail covers a different walking route that loops around back to the starting point. The loops are marked with colorful Move! El Paso ground signage with distances up to 2 miles long. Information: elpasotexas.gov/health.
Scenic Sundays Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Richmond, free of traffic 7 to noon Sundays. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free. Information: 541-4416 or email@example.com.
UTEP Walking Tours In honor of its Centennial Celebration, University of Texas at El Paso hosts a series of guided walking tours to highlight different aspects of the UTEP campus and its history. A new series is offered each month. Reservations required; groups should consist of at least five individuals. Information: Maribel Villalva, 747-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now through mid-December is a behind-the-scenes look at UTEP’s Track and Field and Football facilities including Holliday Hall, Kidd Field, Larry K. Durham Center and Sun Bowl Stadium. Tours begin at 4 p.m. Mondays.
Featured in January is a look UTEP Architecture Stadium.
Upcoming tours in 2014 include Arts on Campus, “Glory Road”, Basketball Athletics Facilities, UTEP History, Bhutan on Campus, Arts and Culture on Campus, Haunted UTEP and Research for the Future.
For a good cause
Christmas Street The 40 annual fund-raiser for the El Paso Rehabilitation Center is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Several lavish custom-designed Christmas trees will be on display. Information, ticket prices: 544-8484, ext. 101. Web: pdnchildrens.org.
El Paso Exploreum fundraiser The “living laboratory” museum for children is at 300 W. San Antonio (south of Convention Center) will host a fundraiser 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, which will also introduce the museum’s new “NewsChannel 9 Children’s Studio.”
The studio features a decommissioned live truck, two working cameras and a mini news desk where young anchors can deliver the news.
The opening celebration fundraiser includes a reception, silent auction, and studio unveiling during the NewsChannel 9 newscast at 5 p.m. Cost: $35 ($15 museum members); proceeds benefit the museum. Information: 533-4330 or elpasoexploreum.org.
Boys and Girls Club wine tasting Boys and Girls Club of El Paso hosts its 4th annual “Toast to Their Future” holiday gala 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at El Paso Museum of Art, One Arts Festival Plaza, with wines, food, music, silent auction and raffle fro two round-trip airfare tickets from Southwest Airlines. All proceeds benefit the youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso. Tickets: $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Information/tickets: 532-7410 or bgcelpaso.org.
ARL Pictures with Santa Animal Rescue League of El Paso will take pet pictures with Santa in their Holiday Village at the shelter, 7256 La Junta, in Canutillo noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 7-21. A 4” x 6” color photo of pet/pets with Santa mounted on a holiday card available for a $10 donation. Holiday treats available for owner and pet. Information” 877-5002.
Heart Auction The Border AIDS Partnership commemorates World Aids Day featuring a silent auction with various artist paintings, entertainment and food 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon. All proceeds from the event go to support HIV and AIDS Awareness Programs in Las Cruces, El Paso and Juarez. Tickets: $20. Information: 533-4020 or borderaids.org.
Critter Christmas The 4th annual holiday event benefiting Dona Ana County Humane Society, Spay Neuter Action Program and Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 University, with a live and silent auction, dancing, performances by NMSU Dance Sport Team, Best-Dressed Dog and Pet Tricks Contests, Photo Booth, Dog Treat buffet, no-host bar and food. Well-behaved leashed dogs welcome (no flexi leashes).
Tickets: $50; available in Las Cruces at American Classifieds, Better Life Pet Foods, Enchanted Gardens and SNAP/DACHS office. Information: (575) 642-2648. Tickets available online at donanacountyhumanesocietyinc.org or holdmyticket.com/event/150413.
‘B-Warm’ Blanket Drive The Braden Aboud Memorial Foundation’s blanket drive runs through Dec. 14. New blankets, twin size or larger will be collected during “blanket Saturdays” at the B Strong Office in Placita Santa Fe, 5024 Doniphan, #2. Information/additional drop-off sites: 833-0393 or bradenaboud.com.
Black Tie Hall Mimbres Region Arts Council presents its 31st gala fundraiser, “Route 66: A Holiday Road Trip,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Lawley Toyota Showroom in Silver City, N.M. with live music, meal, cash bar and more. Dress is formal attire. Tickets: $50. Information: mimbresarts.org.
Mitten Tree/Canned Food Drive Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho in Las Cruces, will offer a Mitten Tree to accept donations of mittens, hats, and scarves to decorate the holiday trees, along with canned goods donations during regular library hours through Dec. 20, in support of National Mitten Tree Day Dec. 6. All items will be donated to local community organizations such as the Community of Hope, La Casa, Gospel Rescue Mission and the Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 528-4000.
Christmas Fundraising Party Puerto Rican Civic and Cultural Organization of El Paso hosts its annual Christmas party benefiting its scholarship fund 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at El Maida Shriners, 6331 Alabama, with live music by Latin Soul and DJ LaSanta, traditional food and refreshments. Beverage set-ups available. Admission: $30. Information: 877-2884 or 204-6284.
Giving Hearts Toy Drive Peace of Art: Design for Change host the toy drive noon to 8 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 30, at 3431 Pershing, Suite A6, for the children of Cd. Juarez. New toys of $5 or more welcome; soccer balls and dolls are favorites; no toy guns. Cash donations also welcome. The organization will hand out the toys on the week of Jan. 6. Information: 491-5170, 564-9960 or peaceofartshow.org.
Blanket Drive El Paso Fire Department and Extreme Weather Task Force is collecting new blankets to very young, elderly and/infirmed in need through the winter months. The purpose is to helps prevent cold weather and carbon monoxide emergencies in the El Paso area. Recommendations for those in need of blankets are also being taken. Information/donations: 472-4212.
Those in need of blankets may call 2-1-1 Texas for assistance.
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.
Operation Santa Claus New and gently used toys and bikes for the needy children of the El Paso/Fort Bliss area may be dropped off 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Fort Bliss Op Santa warehouse, Bldg. 1123 or at any El Paso Fire Station, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For a pickup, call 568-1010.
Donations to “Operation Santa Claus” can be mailed to Op Santa, Inc. P.O. Box 16270, Fort Bliss, TX 79906. All funds are for parts and supplies and no funds are paid to any staff.
Interested volunteers may call 568-1010 or 276-6869.
Pajama/Pijama Rama giveaway Border Book Festival, 314 S. Tornillo in Mesilla, is collecting new Pajamas/pijamas of all sizes for adults and children for its Christmas Pajama-Rama giveaway 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Each pajama donation will be matched with a free book by the organization. Pick ups may also be scheduled. Information: (575) 523-3988 or email@example.com.
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. The Robert E. Lee Gate at Airport and Airway is usually always open.
Polar Bear Plunge The cold-weather swimming event is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Community Pool on Club Road in Fort Bliss. Suit up in swim suit or wetsuit for a bracing swim (with “icebergs” included). Free T-shirts for all who take the plunge. Underwater photos with Santa also offered. Information: 741-5901.
1st Armored Division Band Holiday Concert The Armored Division Band at Fort Bliss’s annual holiday show, “An American Holiday Festival” is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Stayton Theater, 2495 Ricker Road, Fort Bliss Main Post. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. for ticketholders, 2:45 p.m. for non-ticket holders. Tickets are free; available ITR Freedom Crossing, Public Affairs Office, Bldg. 15, Slater Rd. 1AD Headquarters on East Bliss. Information/tickets: 568-4505, 568-2263 or 744-8432.
Bunco at Pershing Pub The historic Pershing Pub will host Bunco night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Each night will feature a new theme, with snacks and beverages to match, and playing for prizes. Cost: $10 (includes Bunco buy-in with theme snacks included). Age 21 and older invited; reservations recommended. Information: 781-6809.
Army vs. Navy game broadcast Pre-game festivities begin at noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Fort Bliss Centennial Club’s Samuel Adams Pub, with complementary food and beverages during the game. Game time is 1 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 744-8427.
The Army-Navy Game (U.S. Military Academy’s Black Knights vs. the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy) is generally played on the last weekend of the college football regular season.
Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club 3730 Roy Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend at the Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club 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.
Breakfast with Santa is 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 15. Cost: $10 ($4 age 3-12; free for age 2 and younger).
Catholic Women of the Chapel The CWOC meets 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (except holiday weekends) at Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies Fridays. Tuesdays consist of rosary making/preemie caps/hats and prayer shawls. Information: 867-2785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Bliss Sun Bowl Brunch The annual Sun Bowl Brunch is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in at Fort Bliss’s Centennial Club. Cost: $15.95, $7.95 age 7-11, free for ages 6 and younger). Shuttle to the game follows brunch. Reservations required Information/reservations: 744-8427.
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.
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.
Woodworkers Club of El Paso The club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building). A video on “Essential Woodworking Techniques” will be featured followed by a show and tell segment. Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.
El Paso Northeast Quilters Guild Regular monthly meetings are 7 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (Dec. 5, Jan. 9) at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 8001 Magnetic (at Titanic). Social time and setup begin at 6:30 p.m. The non-profit organization promotes quilting among interested persons, and brings the beginner, experienced, younger and older quilters together for various events and projects. Information: 494-7977 or email@example.com.
Germania Club The Germania Club of El Paso’s annual Christmas party is 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Soldatenstube (German Club), Robert E. Lee Road, Building 5095, Fort Bliss. Newcomers always welcome. Information, reservations: 595-1108 or 755-5471.
Westside Welcome Club The group is open to both newcomers and long-time residents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
December’s free newcomers’ coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the home of Barbara Pino, 601 Skydale. No RSVP necessary
The holiday luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at El Paso Country Club, 500 Country Club Place. Craft bazaar begins at 10 a.m. Christmas toy drive for new toys will be held. Cost: $20. Information/reservation: 845-1896.
Norwegian Society of Texas The Society’s Sol Hjem Chapter in El Paso will celebrate Julefest at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main in the Chase Building (top floor), featuring traditional Scandinavian delicacies. Cost; $25. Information: Lila Grossinger, 449-6757.
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 Christmas party is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Vista Hills Country Club, 2210 Trawood. Details to be announced.
El Paso Paralegal Association The annual Attorney Paralegal Luncheon is noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 , at El Paso Club. 201 E. Main, 18th floor. Guest speaker is Texas State Bar President Lisa Tatum. Cost: $24 (by Dec. 6), seating is limited. Tickets available from Kim Ramirez, 546-5329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 355-4598 (Spanish), afofelpaso.com or on facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
French classes for adults and children are offered throughout El Paso, with new sessions beginning in January.
The annual “Buches de Noel” Christmas dinner is 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the EPCC Board Room, ASC Building A, 9050 Viscount. Christmas songs, games, Chinese auction and certificate distribution ceremony for AFEP students. Bring a special ornament for the tree.
ANDA meetings Area Network for Disabilities and Aging meets at 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, at Chihu’a Restaurant El Paso, 9135 Gateway West. Election of officers and board members will be held. Annual club dues of $12 are due. Information: 598-0900.
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.
Doña Ana Camera Club The club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. Meetings offer technical presentations, friendly suggestions for improving member photos, travelogues, networking, and other activities. Meetings are free and open to all interested photographers. Information: (575) 524-1288 or dacameraclub.org.
El Paso Philatelic Society The 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. Information: 345-7771 or email@example.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 elpasocoinclug.com.
Macintosh Users Group The El Paso Macintosh Users Group is open to anyone interested in Apple Macintosh computers. The group’s monthly meeting and demonstration is 9:30 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement, 1000 Montana (enter in alley). Admission is free for visitors. Information: 239-7846 or epmug.org.
The club now features two special interest groups:
• “SIGs” Photography/Photoshop on improving digital photography skills (begins at 9:30 a.m.)
• LiveCode, building stand-alone apps for OSX, Windows, Linux and Androids (all from within the OSX program). No previous experience in programming a computer necessary.
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 9:30 to noon the first Saturday of each month at University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler. New volunteers, including knitters, crocheters, quilters sewers and non-sewers always welcome. Donations of yarn, cloth and other supplies welcome. Information: 781-0880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 25 to 45. Bible study is every Tuesday night. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
STEP Ministry The Singles Ministry (Singles Together Experiencing Purpose) at Exciting Immanuel Baptist Church, 1201 Hawkins, offers events for adults who have never been married, formerly married, widowed or single parents with children. Cost varies depending on event. Information: Tom Walker, 449-6909 or email@example.com. Web: myimmanuelchurch.com.
Toastmasters The Toastmasters Amigo Club meets 5:50 to 6:50 p.m. Thursdays in the Doris Van Doren Library’s Craft Room, 551 Redd. Learn how to make speeches, gain confidence and other leadership skills. New member fee: $20; international dues are $36 every six months. Information: 833-1406 or 691092.toastmastersclubs.org.
UFO Discussion Group The video/internet topic discussion group meets 1:30 to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Burges Public Library’s annex room, 9600 Dyer (at Rushing). All meetings are free and open to the public. Information: Rita P. Freeman, 755-0473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Redskins Fan Club The NFL team’s fans meet for games at Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, 9420 Montana, during the regular season. All Redskins fans are welcome. Information: 755-9694 or 593-5367.
Wyler Aerial Tramway Texas’ only publicly accessible mountain tramway gives passengers a view of 7,000 square miles, two countries and three states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop one hour before closing. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 566-6622.
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.
The 4th annual guided Santa Christmas Hike to the top of Ranger Peak is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14. Hike is free; tram down the mountain is $4 (free for hikers wearing Santa hat).
Santa will be at the Tramway with Santa noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21-22. Visit Santa Claus and have a photo taken with him on top of Ranger Peak.
Sunland Winery Located at Art & Frame Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 589-1214.
Jack Welch, saxophone, performs Thursdays and Saturdays. Sweetwater band performs Fridays and Sundays. Free wine tasting. Painting and tasting classes are offered Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21; call for details.
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.
Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
Free live music on the patio offered Saturdays; bring a picnic basket.
The 2nd Annual Christmas Market is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8.
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino The copper-domed casino offers slot machines, and video-machine versions of poker, keno and other games. Hours are 10a.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. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The live horse racing season begins Friday, Dec. 6, and continues through April 15. Racing days are Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; no racing Dec. 24 or 31. January will have two additional race dates on Thursdays: Jan. 2 and 30. Post time is 12:15 p.m. Dec. 6-Feb. 16, and 12:55 p.m. Feb. 18-April 15.
Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or sunland-park.com.
The copper-domed casino offers slot machines, and video-machine versions of poker, keno and other games. Hours are 10a.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.
To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs.
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. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
Native American Dances are performed 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also offers family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.
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.
La Viña Winery New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from 12 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.
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.
San Elizario Historic District The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum.
Zin Valle Vineyards 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
Free Music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site - 1120 Magoffin. Built in 1875 by pioneer El Pasoan Joseph Magoffin, the Magoffin Home exemplifies the Territorial style of the period, combining Southwestern building techniques and Eastern design. To get there: Magoffin Street, in Downtown El Paso, runs one way going east from San Antonio Street. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Tours given through 4 p.m. Cost: $3; $2 for students and seniors; 6 and under are free. Information: 533-5147.
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.
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.
Hart's Mill - Pioneer Simeon Hart built a flour mill in 1849 where Don Juan de Oñate crossed the Rio Grande in 1598. The mill is gone, but the home has been preserved as La Hacienda Restaurant, 1720 W. Paisano. Next door is Old Fort Bliss, 1881-1893 home of the post. 533-1919.
Concordia Cemetery - A historic cemetery that now lies in the shadow of El Paso's principal freeway interchange, Concordia is the final home of gunfighters John Wesley Hardin, John Selman and others. The former town "Boothill" can be reached by taking the Copia exit from Interstate 10. To find out about tours or other information, call the Concordia Heritage Association at 755-0000.
Franklin Mountains State Park - The largest urban park in Texas extends north from the heart of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The highest point is North Mount Franklin, 7,192 feet above sea level. Park rangers give guided hikes on the first and third weekends of the month, beginning at the Tom Mays Unit entrance and last 2-3 hours. Information: 566-6441.
Entry fees are $3 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, until 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during summer. The park also offers mountain biking, camping and picnicking.
Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - The park is famed for its unique geology and Native American rock art. Unguided access is limited to North Mountain. Rock art tours, hiking tours, and bouldering tours are available Wednesday-Sunday mornings. Reservations recommended: (915) 849-6684.
Admission fee is $4, special rates for seniors; free for children 12 and under. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 857-1135. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains, then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. It's about 32 miles from downtown El Paso.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park - 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. One of the best examples of a Permian Period fossil reef, the national park offers camping and more than 80 miles of trails. Park headquarters is at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center, 7 miles east of Pine Springs, offers nature, canyon and geology trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free entry. Information: (915) 828-3251.
So. New Mexico day trips
White Sands National Monument - The glistening gypsum dunes are a year-round attraction, offering eerie vistas, relaxing hikes and a wonderful natural playground for kids of all ages. The monument is about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks are offered an hour before sunset.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last weekend of each month. Participants drive their own vehicles 17 miles then hike 3/4 mile to the source of the white sands. Advance reservations (beginning two weeks before tour) are required.
Hours: Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to sunset.; expanded hours in summer. Summer events include full moon night programs. Entry fee: $3 for adults. Information: (505) 479-6124 or www.nps.gov/whsa.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - The caverns open at 8 a.m. daily, and the last elevator down leaves at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also walk to the main caverns through the natural entrance - last walk-in is 2 p.m. (hours extended 1 1/2 hours in summer). Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15, for seniors with discount card).
Additional tours offered; call for fees and reservations. Information: (505) 785-2232 or www.nps.gov/cave.
The park is 160 miles east of El Paso.
Aguirre Spring Campground - The Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five family camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas. Day use fee is $3 per vehicle. The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding) and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information: (505) 525-4300.
Alameda Park Zoo - Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. The zoo is part of the park that lines Alamogordo's main highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2.20 adults, $1.10 children and seniors. Information: (505) 439-4290.
City of Rocks State Park - Between Deming and Silver City, four miles east of U.S. 180 off NM 61, is the peculiar formation known as City of Rocks. Erosion has sculpted the "city" out of volcanic material, creating a natural playground for rock climbers. Admission is $3. Information: (505) 536-2800.
Dripping Springs Natural Area - The recreational area is at the base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road (eastern extension of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area includes the A.B. Cox Visitor Center, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. The area's entrance gate is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance animals). Information: (505) 522-1219.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park - Carlsbad, N.M. Living Desert offers visitors an up-close at the mammals, reptiles and birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert. Admission: $3 ($1 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) Information: (505) 887-5516.
Old Mesilla - The largest town between San Diego and San Antonio before the railroad passed it by in 1881, Mesilla has retained its appearance and character as a 19th-century center of the Southwest. The town plaza was the site of the official celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Trail.
Many of the adobe buildings, some dating back to 1850, have been restored. Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre and historic restaurants await visitors.
Stahmann Farms - The world's largest family-owned pecan orchard offers free tasting tours at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Stahmann's Country Store, 22505 Hwy 28 South, La Mesa, N.M. (six miles south of Mesilla). Allow one hour for tour; advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
The tour is in the heart of Stahmann's 4,000 acres, and includes the shelling and candy plants.
Sample various sauces and condiments off the grill at Saturday culinary samplings, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through August.
Fort Selden State Monument - Fort Selden, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, was a 19th-century adobe fort. The monument preserves the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free). Information: (505) 526-8911.
All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.
Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant, in front of IADA from the Juarez University. A professional rodeo begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, with entertainment by music group Caballo Dorado.
Moroccos Inside Jardines Carta Blanca, Reforma at Peru. El Perro Guarumo Show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets at donboleton.com.
Cibeles Convention Center Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
• Nations Fest begins at noon Sunday, Dec. 1. The annual event is presented by international inmigrants from 35 countries who live in Juárez. Each country is represented with a booth with that country’s food and/or crafts. Free admission.
• New Year’s Eve events begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Dinner and dance with Sentimiento Latino Orchestra. Cost is 625 pesos per person, which includes three-course dinner and the traditional 12 grapes and champagne toast. Information: 6880592 ext 304.
Centro Cultural Paso del Norte Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or ccpn.com.mx (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Tickets for many events sold at donboleton.com.
• 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2: Cartoon Christmas Show by Colgio San Patricio
• 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4: ExpoArte Pastorela (see listing below)
• Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7: The Nutcracker by the Classic Ballet Company from UACJ
• Saturday, Dec. 7: Carlos Benitez and Victor Pellegrini headline the closing show of the International Classic Guitar Fest.
• 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8: “Amantes.” The evening showcases several romantic artists from the 1980s, including Laura Zapata, Manoella Torres,Alejandra Avalos, Gualberto Castro, Yoshio and Mario Pintor. Tickets at donboleton.com.
ExpoArte 2013 Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández presents “Navidades en Mexico” at the annual gala at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Juárez, presented by Amigos de la Fundacion Mascareñas. Tickets: 400, 600 and 800 pesos. Information: 544-5118 in El Paso; or 612-3175 or 612-4075 in Juárez. Web: fmascarenas.org.
A cast of about 70 actors and actresses include the nativity characters, choral groups, folkloric dancers and mariachis.
Study Mission to Japan A meeting for entrepreneurs or professionals about the next trip to Japan is planned for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at a location to be announced. Information: 6171527 or email@example.com.
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.
The 10th International Classic Guitar Fest is 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 4-6, with concerts by Salvadora Galan and Carlos Benitez. Classes offered for advanced guitarists by Marco Antonio Aguirre, Victor Pellegrini and Fernando Lechuga.
Permanent exhibitions in nine rooms highlight the Mexican Revolution. Displays include the Francisco Madero carriage, Pascual Orozco hat, Francisco “Pancho” Villa displays and a scale model of Juárez-El Paso during the Mexican Revolution.
El Rincon De Ana Lucia Blvd Tomas Fernandez 8215-2A (lower level in front of Torres Campestre building). The restaurant and gallery is owned by artist Eli Morales.
Monthly cocktail artist reception is at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, featuring painters Antonio Arreola and Sergio Miranda. Free and open to the public.
Hotel Bombin Colon between Ferrocarril (Francisco Villa ) and Manuel Doblado (one minute walk from Santa Fe Bridge). The historic building is owned by Samir of Iran and his wife, politician Graciela Espejo. Opening at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, is “Contemporary Art Sample,” an exhibit in the basement’s 16 rooms. DJ will provide music in the lobby. Information: 3045616 (cel).
Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos Cuatro siglos Boulevard at Arizona. Bufalo Vs Mysael and Azteka vs Pinpon are the two featured bouts of the 20 cage fights that begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Information: facebook.com/fmp.mma.
Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas Waterfill zone (from Ysleta bridge, drive about 300 yards and turn on narrow road on right near the yellow Bip Bip store). Information: 6821486 or 6820693.
Fidel Rueda and La Autentica Band perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets at donboleton.com.
Auditorio Benito Juárez Americas and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. The play “Locos de Amor” ith Silvia Navarro and Ivan Sanchez will be performed at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Tickets at donboleton.com.
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.
Museo de INBA Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. The museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Admission is free. Information: 616-7414.
Continuing through December: “Common Spaces,” a collective art installation by young artists.
Museo del Chamizal Chamizal Park, Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features an exhibit of pre-Columbian artifacts, as well as paintings and sculptures from well-known local and international artists. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048. Showing all month:
• Tribute to cartoonist Antonio Ramos
• Group photography exhibit featuring works by Connie Soto, Eugenio Puente, Luis Angel Salazar and Ruth Esther Arroyo.
‘Por Amor al Arte’ The radio show, covering all aspects of the arts in Juárez, airs 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays on 860 AM. The show includes music, interviews, reviews of events, recommendations of books and movies, hosted by Hogla Lizeth Olivas. Information: 806Noticias.com.mx.
Radio Cultural Milenio Alfonso “The Duck” Quiñones hosts the radio program devoted to the cultural world in Juárez at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays on 640 a.m.
‘Bridge Over the Abyss’ The new book by Walter Schaefer (Juárez correspondent for El Paso Scene) covers the art history of Juárez from 1890 through the present. Book price is 150 pesos. Available in Juárez at the Correo Passage, Libreria Alex at Soriana San Lorenzo and Rio Grande Mall; and in El Paso at Agave Rosa Gallery.
Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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