July 2015

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Independence Day
Southern New Mexico
West Texas
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
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Fort Bliss
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Area Attractions

Miss El Paso USA — The pageants for Miss El Paso USA and the Miss El Paso Teen USA are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Ticket information: Laura’s Productions, 845-2894 or laurasproductions.com.
  The competition is divided into three categories: Personal interview, swimsuit, and evening gown. In addition to choosing Miss El Paso and Miss El Paso Teen, awards will be presented to the Most Photogenic, Best in Swimsuit, and Miss Congeniality. Title sponsors are Western Tech College and Pepsi Cola. The pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Texas USA, Miss Texas Teen USA, Miss USA Pageants.

Feria de Salud — The annual community health fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. Charles Seminary, 8330 Park Haven Road, for all ages. Local agencies will provide information and screenings regarding various health topics. Admission is free; donations welcome. Space available for agencies interested in participating. Information: 500-1802 or tepeyacinstitute.com.

National Parks and Recreation Month — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate National Park and Recreation Month in July. Events kick off at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, with an official Proclamation at Chick Council Chambers at El City Hall. Events are free, unless otherwise listed. Information: 541-4331 or elpasotexas.gov/parks.
• A “Staying Alive,” 80’s Outdoor Block Party is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at San Juan Placita, 5701 Tamburo.
• Independence Day Volleyball Tourney is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 3, at Pavo Real Center and Pool, 9301 Alameda. Cost: $35 per team.
• Independence Day Concert is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Blackie Chesher Park, 9143 Escobar, with Every Day People Band.
• Fitness at the Park events are 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 and 29, Eastwood (Album) Park 3110 Parkwood, with Zumba, aerobics, fitness, nutrition tips.
• Disco Aerobics are 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Happiness Senior Center, 563 N. Carolina; 80’s attire encouraged.
• Recre-Action! Parks Fun Days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, Dick Shinaut Park, 11701 Rufus Brijalba, and Saturday, July 11, at Lincoln Park, 4001 Durazno, with educational family-friendly activities, booths, games and more.
• Gardening 101 Workshop on rain water harvesting is 4 p.m. Friday, July 10, at Multipurpose Recreation Center, 9031 Viscount.
• Older and Bolder Senior Cultural Games are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Hilos De Plata, 4451 Delta, for ages 50 and older. Arts and Crafts, Music and
Dance Competition with 80’s theme and prizes.
• Youth Outdoor Challenge is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11, at Westside Park, 7400 High Ridge, for ages 8 to 16.
?• Trail Blazers Campout is Friday and Saturday, Memorial Park (Reserve Area). Cost is $5 youth, $10 adults. Reservations: 544-0753
• Rubik’s Cube Contest is 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday, July 20, at Grandview Senior Center, 3134 Jefferson.
• Grandpa/Grandma and Me Tardeada dance is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Father Martinez Senior Center, 9311 Alameda.
• Hike and Learn with Trail Blazers is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Rio Bosque Wetland Park. Take Americas Ave. (Loop 375) to Pan American Drive, turn left and travel 1.5 miles.
• Segundo Barrio Handball Tourney is 6 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Armijo Park, 700 E. Seventh, for ages and 10 and older.

Los Porkchoppers Tip of Texas Rockin' Rally — Los Porkchoppers LE, co-hosts the rockabilly concert and rally benefiting the Archer House is 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, July 4, at Richard White Park, 100 Richard White in Anthony, Texas. Performing bands include Grupo Malo, Workhorse, Main Street, JFLO & Crosstown, Junk, Fastback 6T7, Joe Barron Ban and Soul Sacrifice. Admission: $25 ($15 in advance)). Information: 202-9762, 241-2596 or atpoa.org
A motorcycle run begins at 9 a.m. from State Line Restaurant to the park. Cost: $15 single rider; $20 doubles.

Ysleta Mission Festival — The annual fiesta is July 10-12 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragoza (at Alameda), with live music by Fungi Mungle and other bands, authentic southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival rides and more. Admission is free to all events. Information: 859-9848 or ysletamission.org.
  Ysleta Mission is the second oldest practicing church in the United States and the oldest mission in Texas. Proceeds from the annual festival go towards maintaining the mission and surrounding grounds.

El Paso Mudd Music Festival — El Paso Youth Sports Foundation hosts the 3rd annual “down and dirty” summer sports and music fest 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, July 11, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. The festival includes a survivor obstacle course, co-ed mud volleyball tournament, a 5K fun run and walk, and the EDM Music Fest with more than 20 bands. All team signups include free admission to music festival. Information: 383-5398 or on Facebook at ElPasoMuddFest. Ticket sales and event sign up at elpasomuddfest.com.
  The team relay begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, with a “Giant Mega Mudd Course” in the middle of the festival grounds. Entry per team (8 persons): $200.
  Volleyball tournament play is 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, with play-offs at 7 p.m. Cost per team (12 persons): $275.
  The 5K run/walk check-in begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with waves at 10, 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. with color spray and obstacle course. Music and Zumba celebration for all participants at finish line. Registration: $25 through July 7; $35 July 8-race day.
  Events also include jeep mud bog racing, off-road vehicle car show and competition, water balloon war games, female bikini mud wrestling competition, male and female bikini competitions, Best Margarita and street taco contests, 15 food trucks, three beer gardens, and 25 vendors.

UTEP Alumni PICK-NIC — The 4th annual UTEP alumni gathering is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Memorial Park, 1701 Copia. Miner alumni are invited to spread out their blankets, lawn chairs and ice chests, and wear their Miner gear. UTEP’s Paydirt Pete and cheerleaders will also be present. Tickets: $10 ($8 age 12 and younger). Information:747-8600. Tickets available online at alumni.utep.edu.

Chihuahuas Play Day at the Park — El Paso Chihuahuas and Graco host a free play day for children age 6 and younger and their parents or guardians 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 17, a Southwest University Park (enter through Santa Fe Gates only). Play in Chico’s Playground, have water fun in the splash pad, jump around in the bounce houses and more. Chico and Sarah the Cow from Sarah Farms will be available to take pictures, and kids can enjoy the Southwest Dairy Farmers Mobile Dairy Classroom. Story time with Chico is 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at bit.ly/GracoPlayDay. Information: EPChihuahuas.com.

Texas Showdown Festival — The 6th annual tattoo and music festival is noon to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, at El Paso County Coliseum, with 300 tattoo artists from around the globe, tattoo competitions, food and beer garden, and live music. Tickets: $49.50-$59.50 per day; $150-$165 three-day pass (Ticketmaster). Age 12 and younger free with adult admission. Information: 626-4799 or texastattooshowdownfestival.com.
  Friday’s headliner is Ice Cube with Atmosphere, Yelawolf, Futuristic, Lavell Jones, Rare Individuals and Ramada.
  Saturday’s headliner is Limp Bizkit, with Buckcherry, Hollywood Undead, Pop Evil, Otep, Upon a Burning Body and Pissing Razors.
  Sunday’s headliner is The Offspring, with Pepper, Iration, DJ Starscream (#0 Sid Wilson of Slipknot) and Bash.

Days of Remembrance Summer Expo — The 10th annual Bridal, Quince and Sweet 16 summer expo is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at Socorro Entertainment Center 11200 Santos Sanchez. The event features area experts in weddings, quinceañeras, Sweet 16s and special events, including florists, skin care, gowns, tuxedos, entertainment, choreography and more. Samples will be given, as well as giveaways. Hosted by Elegant Penguin Enterprises. Admission: $5. Information: 927-3648 or elegantpenguinenterprises.com.

Barnes & Noble (West Side) — 705 Sunland Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Information: 581-5353.
  Children’s storytimes are 11 a.m. Saturdays.
  The annual Summer Reading Program for kids entering grades 1-6 runs through Sept. 7.

‘It’s Not Over’ Festival — The Festival and Backpack Giveaway is 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at First Baptist Church of Horizon, 17018 Darrington in Horizon City, Five hundred backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to schoolchildren in need while supplies last. The festival will feature food vendors, retail vendors, entertainment and free children’s activities like jumping balloon, train rides and arts & crafts, face painting, balloon animals, free books for kids passes to Jungle Jacks, snow cones and more. Admission is free. Information: 540-1317, itsnotoverbyjorge@gmail.com or on Facebook at itsnotoverbyj.

Independence Day

Fort Davis Independence Day Weekend — The West Texas town hosts its annual “Coolest 4th of July Celebration” Friday through Sunday, July 3-5 in Fort Davis. Information: (432) 426-3015, 1-800-524-3015 or info@fortdavis.com.
  A Dance under the Stars with Jody Nix is Friday, with the annual fireworks display Saturday.
  Other events include a parade, baking contest, gunfight reenactments Saturday, and a battle of the bands Saturday and Sunday
  The “Coolest” 5K run is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 5; One mile fun run/walk is 8:15 a.m. Cost: $15 through June 30; $20 on race day.

‘America Celebrates’ — The live patriotic musical production will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 4-5, at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest. Fireworks display follows Saturday service. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.

Ardovino’s Fourth of July — Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, will have an Independence Day “Party on the Patio” Saturday, July 4, with drink specials, prime rib and music by the FM Junkies Dance Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. Reservations recommended. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or ardovinos.com.

East Side 4th of July Parade — Anyone can join the 36th annual Independence Day People’s Parade sponsored by El Paso Del Norte Lions Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, July 4. The parade starts at Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino (at Montwood) and travels to Yarbrough then north on Album to Album Park. with floats, marching units, antique cars, horses and bicycles are among the entries. Sponsorships and donations welcome. Information: 731-1549.
  This year’s theme is “America The Beautiful.” Line up time for participants is 7:30 a.m.

Fiesta del Barrio and Fourth of July — The Independence Day event and all-day neighborhood party is Saturday, July 4, in Alpine, Texas with a parade, fireworks display, car show, live music and a celebration of families from near and far. Information: (432) 837-5539, (432) 294-2398 or visitalpinetx.com.

La Viña Country Picnic — The winery in La Union, N.M. will host its 16th annual picnic 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, featuring entertainment by Live By Request. Bring a picnic or buy a hamburger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque.
Croquet, badminton and a water slide No Coolers and no pets. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
  The winery is at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of S. Vinton Road.

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

‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andy Moran, will perform patriotic and Broadway pops music at the 5th annual event 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Fireworks display follows. Hosted by Bliss’s MWR. Lawn chairs welcome; no pets, coolers, glass containers or alcohol permitted. Food truck court and inflatables for kids also offered. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Information: 532-3776, 588-8247 or epso.org.
  Access to Biggs Park is through the Biggs gate (Airport Road); photo ID required for adults.
  A 50-Cannon “Salute to the Union,” is 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.
  The program includes patriotic favorites American Salute, America the Beautiful, Liberty for All, and Stars and Stripes Forever; plus Over the Rainbow, and Memory from “Cats” featuring guest vocalist Candice Reyes, Star Wars Medley and more.

Rim Area Neighborhood parade — The 17th annual neighborhood parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, along Rim Road. Interested participants should meet at the corner of Kerbey and Rim at 9:45 a.m. with decorated bikes, scooters, pets and more. Everyone is welcome.

Wet ‘N’ Wild Fireworks — The water park in Anthony, Texas will host an Independence Day Fireworks Show at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 19th annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. This year’s theme is “Fly Your American Flag.” Grand Marshalls are the members of the Benavidez Patterson All Airborne Chapter. The 2.6-mile parade route will go from the church down Shadow Mountain, then up Mesa to Coronado High School. Information: westelpasorotary@gmail.com or rotarywestelpaso.org.
  Fee for entries is $45 ($10 non-profits) by June 13. Prizes are $1,000 for Best Entry, $750 Second; $500 Third and $250 Fourth. Information packets available online at july4parade.com

Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday, July 2, with food, live entertainment and family activities, concluding with a fireworks display over Lake Mescalero Live music begins at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Las Cruces Independence Day celebrations — The city’s annual Electric Light Parade and 4th of July Celebration are July 3-4, with the annual Electric Light Parade, Street Fest and fireworks display. Admission to all events is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
  The Electric Light Parade, “Let Our Freedom Ring,” is 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, beginning and ending at City Hall, 700 N. Main, down Water Street to North Main and Picacho.
  Las Cruces Running Club’s Electric 5K Fun Run is 8 p.m. Friday along the Parade Route.
  The annual festival with youth and family activities, food vendors, live entertainment and more begins at noon Saturday, July 4, at Las Cruces Public Schools Sports Complex (Field of Dreams), 2501 Tashiro. Entertainment to be announced.
  A fireworks show begins at 9 p.m. Friday, with food and beverage vendors and live music offered beforehand. No pets allowed.

Alamogordo Independence Day Parade — The annual Independence Day Parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, on 10th Street and Oregon, ending at New York Street, in Alamogordo, N.M. The annual fireworks display is around 9 p.m., shot from the New Mexico Museum of Space History (weather permitting). Information: (575) 439-4142.

Carrizozo BBQ and Fireworks — The village of Carrizozo’s annual BBQ and fireworks display are Saturday, July 4, at Golf Course Park, Hwy 380, with deep pit brisket barbeque served 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner tickets: $7 in advance; $8 at the gate; available at Soul of the West, The Dark Horse, Otero County Electric Co-op and the Caboose. Admission free for fireworks. Information: (575) 973-0571.
  Paul Pino & the Tone Daddies performance is at 4 p.m. with fireworks at dusk presented by Carrizozo Volunteer Fire Department.

Cloudcroft July 4th Road Rally — Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce hosts the car rally at 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4. The rally is a road course, scavenger hunt, trivia contest and more. It combines scored elements of time, mileage, costumes, actions, photos and observation. Cash prizes awarded. Admission is free; fee to participate in rally is $25. Information: (575) 682-2733. Online application and rules is coolcloudcroft.com/entry-fee/.
  There will also be a car show, barbecue, award ceremony, tennis, horseshoes, shopping music, street dance, costume contest, a jail fundraiser, kid’s coloring contest, raffle and more.
Other Cloudcroft July 4 events. Event details at coolcloudcroft.com/july-road-to-rally:
  In conjunction with the event is Carapalooza Car Show at 10 a.m. with traditional, classic and custom vehicles.
  The annual July 4 parade begins at 4 p.m.
  Street Dance on Burro Street is 5 to 8 p.m. with DJ Mikey Mike.
  Melodrama Performance of “The Cowhand’s Christmas Carol is 7:30 p.m., performed by the Cloudcroft Opera Company.

Elephant Butte Independence Day — Elephant Butte Lake State Park’s Independence Day fireworks are 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4. The display is launched from Rattlesnake Island in the lake, and can be viewed from the beach or on a boat. Admission fees waived 6 to 9 p.m. that day. Rain delay date is Sunday, July 5. Information: (575) 744-0308 or Elephantbutteadventures.com.

Mesilla Independence Day — An evening of live DJ and fireworks at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla Plaza in celebration of Independence Day. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol, please. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesilla-nm.us.
  The town’s fireworks display will be launched from the field on Calle de Mercado, accessed from Avenida de Mesilla.

Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade, “Rally ‘Round the Flag,” is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, along Bullard Street in Silver City. The annual Ice Cream Social and cake walk is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver City Museum parking lot with hot and cool treats, free historic games and live entertainment. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.
  Fireworks begin at dusk (around 9 p.m.)

Socorro Independence Day — The City of Socorro, N.M. will host the 22nd annual celebration 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, on the New Mexico Tech campus near the Macey Center, One Olive Lane, featuring New Mexico bands, NM Tech’s famous fireworks display at around 9:30 p.m., children’s activities, a barbeque and vendor and snack booths. Admission is free. Information: nmtpas.org.
  Headliners Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr. perform at 6 p.m.
  Parade is 10 a.m. on the Plaza to Macey Center.

Southern New Mexico

Smokin’ On the Pecos NM State BBQ Championship — The annual State BBQ Championship is Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds in Artesia, N.M. The Kansas City BBQ Society & Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Sanctioned event has more than 40 competitors competing for $12,000 in cash prize money. Admission is free for most events. Information: (575)513.4291, (575) 513-4290 or smokinonthepecos.us.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation will host daily Indian dances and rodeo performances Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. Native dances, arts and crafts and food vendors featured daily. Dinner served at 5 p.m. nightly. Main gate opens at 10 a.m. Rodeo performances at 1 p.m. Admission: $7 ($3 children) general admission; $12 ($5 child) rodeo performance. Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com
  The 36th annual parade, “Honoring Tradition Through Beauty,” is 10 a.m. Saturday with a dance at dusk at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Information: (575) 937-2307.
  The 5th annual Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run 5K and 10K run is 8 a.m. Friday, July 3, along the Carrizo Walking Path by Inn of the Mountain Gods. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost: $15 run, $10 walk. Information: (575) 464-3473.

Roswell UFO Festival 2015 — The annual celebration, marking the anniversary of the 1947 “UFO crash” near Roswell, is Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other locations in Roswell, N.M. The four-day event features guest speakers, celebrity appearances authors, vendors, live entertainment, family friendly activities and carnivals, as well as costume contests for adults, children and pets. Most events are free; nominal charge for UFO Museum admission. Information: 1-800-822-3545 or ufofestivalroswell.com.
City of Roswell’s Independence Day Fireworks show is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4.
  Alien Costume Contest is 3 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Roswell Convention Center, with pet contest at 10 a.m. Early registration encouraged online at ufofestivalroswell.com/costumecontest/
  The UFO Festival Light Parade is 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, from Ninth to Third Street.
  The 20th annual Alien Chase 5K and 10K runs and walks are 7 a.m. Saturday, July 4, starting at the convention center. Online registration via the Roswell Runners Club.
  Free entertainment includes the Austin Bike Zook and street performer Obediah Thomas. A free live performance by Mad Moe Zell is 8 p.m. Friday, July 3.
  The Roswell Film Fest and Cosmic Con is July 2-4 in the Roswell Mall, 4501 Main. This year’s special guest is author Donald F. Glut. Tickets: $5 weekend pass; free for age 10 and younger. Information: roswellfilmcon.com.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 60th annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, in Capitan, N.M. about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. Rodeos begin at 7 p.m. each night, with nightly dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the fairgrounds. Fireworks follow rodeo performance Saturday. Rodeo admission: $10 ( $6 kids and seniors). Dance admission: $5. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.
  Headliner is Reckless Kelly at 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $15 ($20 rodeo/concert combo).
  The 60th annual Fourth of July parade. “Through the Years,” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.
  Ranch rodeos are 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a Youth Ranch Rodeo 1 p.m. Friday.
  The annual 10K & 2 Mile Smokey Bear Fun Run is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4. Information: (575) 354-2748.

July Jamboree — The annual celebration is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with more than 60 area artisans selling original art, pottery, jewelry and more, food and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroft.net

Silver City Fiber Arts Festival — The SW Women’s Fiber Arts Collective hosts its 3rd annual fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Grant County Conference Center, 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City, with fine fiber art vendors, special exhibits, classes, fiber art supplies, and demonstrations. Information: fiberartscollective.org.
  Special exhibits include seeds by SAQA (New Mexico Studio Art Quilt Associates), silk painting, Adobe Wool Arts Guild, Vintage and Contemporary Needlework, Colcha Embroidery, Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective, Tres Manos Weaving of New Mexico, Amish and Navajo Connections.

Ruidoso Art Festival — The 44th annual event is Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, at the Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca (NM Highway 48), with more than 100 artists from across the nation. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 per day; $4 for military; $1 ages 10 and younger. Two-day passes are $10; three-day passes are $15. Military discount of $4. Sponsored by the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. Information: (575) 257-7395, 1-877-RUIDOSO (784-3676) or RuidosoNow.com.
  Rated as one of the country’s top 100 juried art shows, the festival features acrylics, oils, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, paintings of all media, photography, pottery, sculpture and woodwork.

Timberon Blues and Bar-B-Que Festival — The Timberon Development Council’s weekend celebration is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in Timberon, N.M. with barbecue, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, live blues music and more. Bring a lawn chair (no coolers inside gates). Admission: $25; free for ages 12 and younger. First 25 people at the gate get a free bag of Coronado Coffee. Information: (575) 987-2464. Tickets available online at timberonbluesfestival.com.
  Timberon is about an hour’s drive from Cloudcroft and three hours or less from El Paso.
  Headliner Randy McAllister performs at 7 p.m.; other bands include Sorry About Your Sister, Tim Thompson, Everyday People Band and the Pleasure Pilots.

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

West Texas

Drive Big Bend — The car festival is Thursday through Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1, with a car show noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at historic Kokernot Field in Alpine, Texas, drives and tours of the Fort Davis Scenic Loop and South County, live music and local business specials. Car show registration is $30; driving tours are $30 each. VIP passes are $65. Information: drivebigbend.com.

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo — The annual Working Ranch Cowboy Association-sanctioned rodeo is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events. Information: (432) 364-2696, bigbendranchrodeo.com or on Facebook.

Bazaars and Fairs

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.
  The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
  La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase on patio 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.
  Weekly events include kids’ tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardener talks and live music.
  Weekly yoga classes are 9 to 10 a.m. with Erin from Casa de Yoga. Cost per class: $10.
  From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.

Silver City Farmers Market — The market runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays early May through the first frost in October in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of 6th and Bullard). Information: (575) 536-9681.

La Viña Sunday Market — La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., one mile north of Vinton Road, hosts a farmer’s market featuring local food producers noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 20, with art, crafts, barbecue and other food, wine and live music by Live by Request. The market continues through the summer months. Dog friendly. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

Festival Ruidoso — The outdoor craft fair (formerly Calle Mercade Del Artisan) is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 3-5, at School House Park in Ruidoso, N.M., across from the tennis courts, featuring area arts and crafts, food and live music. Admission is free. Information: (575) 446-1441 or riverrendezvousruidoso.com.

Mexican Arts Show and Sale — The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12, on the visitor center patio at White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo. Admission is free to the show and sale. Information: (575) 479-6124 or nps.gov/whsa.
  Experience the rich Mexican culture, beautifully expressed through extraordinary Mata Ortiz pottery and vibrant Zapotec rugs from Northern Chihuahua and Oaxaca Mexico. Live demonstrations throughout each day.

The Edge Open-Air Craft & Farmer’s Market — The market is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Saturday of each month (July 11, Aug. 8) through October, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere, with local crafters, artists, food trucks and community groups. As the growing season progresses, farmers and growers will sell their produce. The market also offers entertainment, vehicle shows, and informational booths. Admission is free. Information: 772-2734 or stpaulschurchelpaso.org.

Christmas in July bazaar — The Episcopal Church in Ruidoso, N.M., 121 Mescalero, will host a fundraising bazaar 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, with arts and crafts, a bake sale, candy sale, boutique of finer items, and luncheon. Information: (575) 257-4156.

Provost Gun Show — The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18-19, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 ($4 active duty military; under 12 free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (July 19, Aug. 16) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome. Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or missiontrailartmarket.com.

Zia Weekend at Ruidoso Downs — The annual arts and craft show is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, featuring all-New Mexico made artworks, handmade items and live entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 378-4431 or raceruidoso.com.

El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market — Starting in June, the market’s hours are 5 to 10 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at 1710 Joe Battle, to beat the summer heat, featuring handmade items, local artists and other wares, along with live performances by local bands. Food trucks offered via the Food Truck Revolution. All ages welcome. Information on Facebook at El Paso Punk Rock Flea Market.

St. Thomas Aquinas Bazaar — St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 10970 Bywood, hosts its bazaar 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday through Sunday, July 31-Aug. 2, with a craft fair, rides, entertainment, games and food. Admission is free. Vend and craft spaces available. Information: 540-4490.

Art a la Cart — La Tierra Cafe, 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the last Saturday of the month, with vendors, entertainment and food. Open Air Yoga in the backyard is at 9 a.m. Information: 533-8890 or latierracafe.com.

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.

Tabla Pop Up Mercado — The weekly mercado is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays(during the Downtown Farmer’s Market), at 115 S Durango, Suite D, with art, music, fashion, baked goods, pet goodies, soaps, skincare, handmade objects, food and more. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at tablapopupmercado.

Something for everyone

‘Dancing Backwards in High Heels’ — The Women’s Business Border Center of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents the 11th annual Women’s Business Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway. Keynote speakers are Linda Alvarado, Founder and CEO of Alvarado Construction and the co-owner of The Colorado Rockies, and Pattye L. Moore, Chairman of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. Cost: $85. Information: 566-4066 or womenbordercenter.com.
  Seminar sessions will take place followed by two Corporate Governance Panels. Mary Kipp, President of El Paso Electric, will receive the “Setting New Heights” Award.

Last Thursdays — The Downtown monthly evening art walk includes nearly two dozen pubs, restaurants, stores and galleries. Next event is June 25, July 30. Admission is free to most events. Information: facebook.com/EPDAD.

Bowie Bears of the ‘80s Gala Dance — The 4th annual event is 9 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Lee Boulevard Ballroom, 3630 Lee Blvd. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door (beer included, BYOB. Music by DJQ. Information, tickets: facebook.com/bowie.bears.75.

Jazz Unlimited Big Band & Freedom Singers — The patriotic concert is 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27-28, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. Admission is free; donations welcome. Information: 637-4569.

Southwest Skin and Beauty Expo — The expo is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, with fitness workshop, raffles, giveaways, free demonstrations, exhibitor interaction, guest speakers, live fitness stage performance and mascots for the kids. Tickets: $10; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 626-4299 or swsbexpo@gmail.com.

Latinitas — Latinitas, the nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth to build confidence through the multimedia arts and self-expression, hosts several workshops camps and classes for girls during the summer months at 7000 Edgemere. Information, registration: 219-8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com, laslatinitas.com/elpaso or LatinitasMagazine.org.
• Teen Media Academy is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 29-20 featuring intensive instruction from regional multimedia producers and hands-on multimedia training. Teens will have an opportunity to meet a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, photojournalist, radio DJ, blogger, web designer, graphic artist and TV news anchor. During the summer camp, teens will complete an article, photo essay, graphic design, audio podcast, a video broadcast and more.
• Chica Power Workshop is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 1-3. Teen girls are invited to learn how they can take on leadership roles, develop communication skills, learn about team building and get their voice heard.
• Multimedia Arts five-day summer camps for ages 9-14 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and to 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 7-Aug. 7. Participants should bring their own sack lunches. Advance registration required; space is limited. Cost: $75 per half-day camp. See separate listing for camp details.

Rascals at Ruli’s — Ruli’s International Kitchen, 4176 N. Mesa, welcomes well-behaved and leashed pets 2 to 6 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. One dollar per all drinks sold at this time will be donated to The Humane Society of El Paso. Information: 313-4806 or on Facebook.

Sun City ‘All Airborne’ Fiesta VI — The paratroopers of the Benavidez-Patterson All Airbourne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc. will host its fiesta and convention Wednesday through Sunday, July 1-5, at the El Paso Wyndham Hotel, 2027 Airway, with special activities at various sites. The event, held every three years, is a reunion for both veteran and active duty paratroopers of the division from across the United States and Mexico, as well as their friends and family. Registration information: John, 240-8104 or bp82cmdctr@bpaac.org.
  This year’s event includes a dance, welcome luncheon, tours, El Paso Chihuahuas baseball, silent auction, “farewell” menudo breakfast and more.

Teen Splash Nights — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department invites teens 13-17 to Teen Splash Night Friday, July 3, at Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley. The event will from 7 to 11 p.m. each night with swimming, music, and games. Admission: $1. Information: (575) 541-2782.

¡Si Se Puede! — Spanish-language small business conference is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Anthony City Hall, 820 Hwy 478 in Anthony, N.M. Admission is free. Information, registration: (575) 528-7430 or hijarhum@nmsu.edu.
  The conference allows Spanish-language business owners (and potential owners) to expand their networks and develop business opportunities. The conference is organized in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate in El Paso and local government agencies.

‘Launch’ youth conference — Oneeighty Ministries presents its 2015 youth conference is Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14-15, at Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, geared towards grades 7-12. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543 or alfc.com.

iShine Youth National Day of Prayer — Congregacion Palabra Viva hosts the day of prayer 6:11 to 9:11 p.m. Friday, July 17, in Cleveland Square Plaza, 510 N. Santa Fe, Downtown. The event is for El Paso’s Christian youth age 13 to college to come together for a night of worship and prayer. Admission is free. Information: 777-2334 or cpalabraviva.org/ishine.
  This year’s theme is based on Matthew 5:16,”Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (July 21, Aug. 18) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Academic Services Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.

Smut Slam: ‘Red, White and Taboo’ — Queer Pulp El Paso hosts an evening of positive sexuality and smutty storytelling 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 24, at Joe Vinny and Bronson’s Bohemian Cafe, 824 Piedras. Following a poetry slam format, participants are given the chance to sign up and share five minutes of true, real-life sexual adventures; stories can be funny, poignant, sexy, raunchy, whatever, but they should be sexually focused and genuine. Adult prizes awarded for top stories of the night. Ages 18 and older only. Admission: $5. Information: 255-9172 or on Facebook at SmutSlam.

Health and Wellness Fair — The 2015 fair hosted by El Paso Times is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in Cielo Vista Mall, 8401 Gateway West. Admission is free. Information: 546-6411 or vlucero@elpasotimes.com.

Skate for Jesus El Paso 2015 Tour — Hope is on the Rise Fellowship Church hosts 4th annual skateboarding competition and community outreach event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Eastwood Skatepark, 3100 Parkwood. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 407-3697, 328-3542 or skateforjesuselpaso.com.
  Founded in early 2011, SKATE for Jesus El Paso is a faith-based organization that provides free events for skateboarding youth age 5-18 years.

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

UND Celebration — The Notre Dame Club of El Paso will host its annual celebration at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, with this year’s speaker Father Michael Driscoll. Associate Professor of Theology, College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. Information: elpaso.undclub.org.

Mass for Peace and Reconciliation — Pax Christi El Paso will host its annual mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 at Christ the Savior Catholic Church, 5301 Wadsworth. Father Bill Morton, SSC, a Columbian Missionary and US Navy veteran, will be the celebrant and homilist at Pax Christi El Paso’s annual Mass for Peace and Reconciliation. Morton will preach on Christian nonviolence, using the life and writings of Blessed Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Admission is free and individuals of all faiths are invited. Information: 740-7076.
  Pax Christi, an international Catholic peace movement, began in France near the end of World War II. Their stated purpose is “to work for peace for all humankind, always witnessing to the peace of Christ.”

Smeltertown-Buenavista Reunion — The historic neighborhoods will host their 30th reunion 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 8, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Signature Ballroom, featuring music by The Confidentials. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; appetizers served at 7 p.m. until food is gone. Tickets: $20; $160 table for eight. Information: Isabel Flores-Rascon, 373-4456; Veronica Flores-Espalin, 500-5147; Donna Flores-Sanchez, 433-0649; Gloria Flores, 525-5243, Pedro Flores, 269-2468 and on Facebook at SmeltertownBuenaVistaReunion.

CASA volunteer training — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of El Paso, a non-profit organization, is currently seeking volunteers to act as advocates for the abused and neglected children in foster care, giving them a voice in the family court system. The next sessions are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 10-13, at UTEP. Training is free. Information: 546-8146, ext. 9 or casaofelpaso.org.
  No special background is required training provides everything volunteers need to become an effective advocate. Application and screening required prior to entering training. Deadline to submit applications is Aug. 1.

Riverside Alumni membership drive — Riverside High School Alumni Association
is hosting a membership drive through Aug. 10. Membership dues: $10, used to fund scholarships for Riverside students. Information, Liz at 549-9741, RHSAAELP@yahoo.com or on Facebook page at RiversideAlumni.

Jefferson High School 40th Reunion — The Jefferson Class of 1975 will host its 40th reunion 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at El Paso Club, 18th floor of Chase Bank building, 201 E. Main with mingle 6 to 7 p.m., dinner 7 to 9 p.m. and dance 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission: $30 per person. Information: 491-3541.

El Paso High School Reunion — Class of 1965 is taking reservations for its 50th Reunion Oct. 8-11. Cost: $100 per person for Friday and Saturday evening events; all other events free. Information, reservations: 253-6062, 526-0894 or jowhitley@comcast.com.

Mustard Seed Community Café — The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is at 1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Information: 440-SEED (7333), mustardseedcafe.org or on Facebook.
  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. Meals are prepared by culinary expert Roman Wilcox, an El Paso native.
  The Mustard Seed’s Community Garden area offers training with a Master Gardener at 10 a.m. on first, third and fifth Saturdays .
  Education classes are 11 a.m. every other Tuesday in the cafe.

Wine and Canine — Sunland Winery, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. welcomes well behaved dogs on leash with their owners 2 to 7 p.m. the third Sunday of every month. Food and music offered; $1 for every drink purchased will go toward El Paso Humane Society Information: (575) 589-1214. or hselpaso.org.

For a good cause

Bowl for Kids’ Sake — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of El Paso’s 13th annual Bowl for Kids Sake noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano. Teams of five enjoy a day of Rock-N-Bowl with a live DJ, free food and bowling and prizes. Teams choose two-hour block in which they wish to compete (noon to 2 p.m. 2 to 4 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.). Cost: $60 per team member ($300 per team of five). Information/donations: 544-4203 or bbbsofep.org.
  Team members are encouraged to raise $60 per person through gathering donations from friends and family for Big Brother Big Sisters. All funds raised stay in El Paso and go toward making matches of mentors to at-risk children.

‘The Normal Heart’ LGBTIQ Community Fundraiser — PFLAG El Paso, Pathfinder Transitional Center, Paso del Norte OUT Fund and El Paso Playhouse will host the fundraising performance of the Larry Kramer play, “The Normal Heart,” benefiting the organizations’ projects and programs 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana
Admission: $35. Information: 255-9475 or PFLAGelpaso.com.
  “The Normal Heart” is a largely autobiographical play by Kramer, activist/writer, focusing on the rise of HIV-AIDS crises in New York City between 1981 and 1984, as seen through the eyes of Ned Weeks, the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group.
  In addition to the performance, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

‘Happy Tails’ — The Lincoln County Humane Society’s benefit the local animal shelter, is 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the new Mountain Annie’s in Ruidoso, dinner and live show. Tickets; $140 per person; sponsorships available. Information: (575) 808-8424 or furrball.org.
  The event has sold out, but individual reservations will be placed on a wait list beginning June 1, and contacted as seats become available.

Rock the House III — Isaiah House of El Paso hosts its 3rd annual dance benefit 7 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 17, Isaron Hall, River Run Plaza, 1071 Country Club Road. Buffet dinner served 7 to 8 p.m., followed by music and dancing. Raffle items include art work created by prisoners. Tickets: $25; $200 table of 10. Information: 999-2237 or isaiahhouseelp.org.
  All proceeds benefit Isaiah House, a faith-based transition home for men returning from incarceration.

Humane Society ‘Yappy Hour’ — The Humane Society of El Paso hosts a happy hour for dogs and their owners 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month (July 18, Aug. 15), at Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. All dogs must be well-behaved and on a leash. One dollar from every drink sold goes to the society. Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org (Humane Society), or 845-2277 or aceitunaselpaso.com.

EP Mortgage Bankers Association — The 12th annual bowling tournament, benefiting the association’s Homebuyer’s Seminar Friday, Aug. 7, at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano. Registration begins at noon; games begin at 1 p.m. Deadline is July 31. Cost: $125; includes lunch, two games of bowling and rental shoes. Information: Gilbert, 487-6040, Priscilla Ogaz, 588-2344, or Chris Morales, 241-6922.

Young at Heart Fundraiser — El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts the inaugural fundraising event is 5:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. Guests will have adults-only access to more than 60 interactive displays and exhibits, while enjoying Big Kid-friendly food and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit children’s museum.
Cost: $100 a person. Information: 533-4330 or ElPasoExploreum.org.
  Includes carnival games, music and a silent auction featuring jewelry, services and merchandise, as well as a Disneyland trip, Dave Koz VIP concert evening, El Paso Chihuahuas party suite, and Sportsman Elite membership.

Fan Drive for the Elderly — El Pasoans are urged to donate new fans for use by the elderly or disabled through the summer months for the annual Extreme Weather Summer Fan Drive. Fans may be dropped off at any El Paso fire station, police regional command center or Sheriff’s Office substation. Aged or disable people in need of a fan may call 546-2239 or 533-0998.
  Dial 211 for the El Paso Extreme Weather Task Force emergency line.

Fort Bliss

Club news

La Leche League of El Paso Westside — The nonprofit group, dedicated to providing education and support to women who want to breast feed, meets 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 2, at Las Palmas Lifecare Center, 3333 N. Mesa. Accredited by La Leche League International. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their babies and children welcome. Admission is free. Information on Facebook at La Leche League El Paso Westside.

Westside Welcome Club — The nonprofit group, founded in 1978 as a social, educational and civic organization, is open to both newcomers and long-time residents. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
  The gala Mid-Summer Meet and Greet lunch is 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Order from the menu; reservations required. Information: 231-9212.

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at University Presbyterian Church, 224 N. Resler. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Membership is $25 per year. Information: Carmen Guzman, 203-0515.
The Guild assists in aiding many charitable organizations, with the main focus on helping wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (July 14) at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana). Meetings include educational presentations and an auction of materials submitted by club members. Visitors always welcome; admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Information: 345-7771 or epps.stamps@gmail.com.

EPMBA meeting — El Paso Mortgage Bankers Association hosts an educational meeting and luncheon noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Hilton Garden Inn, 6650 Gateway East. Dean Inniss will talk about the changed coming in the TILA-RESPA, and the impact they will have on the industry. The public is invited. Cost: $25 ($20 members); cash or check only. RSVP: aduran@lonestartitle.com.

Borderland IONS — The Borderlands IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) Community Group meets 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Doris Van Doren Library Branch, 551 Redd. Jose M. Baltazar, PhD will talk on Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Admission is free and open to the public. Information: 526-6297 or noetic.org.
  IONS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation.

L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. Information: 585-1789, 497-5196 (Spanish), cgomez@afofelpaso.org, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  A celebration for the French National Holiday, Bastille Day, is Saturday, July 18, at La Cueva in Dripping Springs Natural Area east of Las Cruces.
  Fall French classes will start Aug. 31 for Adults and Sept. 5 for youth. Conversation classes taught by native certified French teachers on Wednesday. Visit the website or Facebook for location and schedule.
  Renowned artist Justyna Bacz of Poland will sing French songs, presented by the Casmir Pulaski Society of El Paso, at the El Paso Coronado Country Club with the participation of the Alliance Française d’El Paso. Date to be confirmed. Ticket information: Asia, 449-1313.

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.

Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
• Saturday, July 4: Cookout
• Friday, July 10: Dinner and Chihuahuas game
• Saturday, July 18: Dinner and a movie
• Saturday, July 25: Dinner and a play
  The group will attend Cool Canyon Nights events each Thursday and Music Under the Stars each Sunday in July.
  White water rafting trip is being planned.

Apple Users Group — The El Paso Apple Users Group is open to anyone interested in Apple Macintosh computers. EPAUG is a hands-on club for Apple Computer, iPad, and iPhone users to share information and ideas. 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.

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.

Area attractions

Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0) is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. Individual tickets: $22.99, plus tax; $19.99 kids under 48 inches tall; $4.99 age 1-3; Seniors/picnic fee: $14.99. Season passes are $39.99; $14.99 ages 1-3. Information: 886-2222 or wetwild.com.
  Lucha Libre wrestling is Sunday, June 28.
  Independence Day Fireworks Show is 9 p.m. Saturday, July 4.

Wyler Aerial Tramway — The State Park tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-9899.
  Last Sunday hikes are 7:30 a.m. June 28 to the Bomber Crash overlook on the west side of the mountain in celebration of dads. Hikes begin in the tramway’s parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes, bring walking stick and water for all hikes.
  The tramway will hosts an Outdoor Expo noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, with exhibitors, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
  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.

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets: $20.45 adult; $15.80, plus tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50. Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com.
  July and August hours are 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 3 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Park closed Aug. 23-28.

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.

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

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.

Licon Dairy — The dairy’s gift shop popular for its homemade asadero cheese products is located at 11951 Glorieta Road in San Elizario and is open 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dairy also features an extensive petting zoo and regularly stocked fishing hole. Admission is free, with a nominal charge for fishing hole use. Information: 851-2705 or licondairy.com.

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

Plaza Theatre Tours — The free weekly tours are noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plaza, 125 W. Mills in Downtown El Paso. Meet under the Plaza marquee. Information: 534-0660.

San Elizario Historic District — The district at 1500 Main Street in San Elizario on the Mission Trail features four art galleries, seven artists studio/galleries, three gift shops, the Historic San Elizario Chapel, the Portales Museum and the Veteran’s Museum. Most locations open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 851-0041, 594-8424 or SanElizarioHistoricDistrict.com.
  Self-guided walking tours and guided tour of 17 historical sites also offered, including the Chapel, Old El Paso County Jail (where Billy the Kid broke out a friend in 1876), the old Grist Mill, the Lafayette barracks and more. Free guides available at all galleries and museum.

La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
  The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
  The 16th annual Country Picnic is 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, featuring entertainment by Live By Request. Bring a picnic or enjoy a hamburger or hot dog from K&B Barbeque. Croquet, badminton and a water slide. No coolers, no pets. Admission is free. Visitors may bring their own lawn chairs.

Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery — 430 La Viña Road (off NM 28 between markers 8 and 9), in Chamberino, N.M. Tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Information: (915) 241-4349 or sombraantigua.com.
  Free live music on the patio offered 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with food truck most Saturdays; bring a picnic basket Sunday.
  Open mic sessions are 6 to 9 p.m. the second Friday of each month.

Sunland Winery — 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M. New hours are 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 589-1214.
  Painting and tasting classes are offered the third Friday and Saturday of the month; call for details.
  Live Music is 7:30 p.m. Fridays 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays with David Huerta, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays with Huerta and Lala Ledezma, plus 8 p.m. Thursdays with Ledezma and Team Havana, and free Latin dance lessons. Free wine tastings.
  Wine and Canine is 2 to 7 p.m. the 3rd Sunday of every month, with food and music. Well behaved and leashed dogs welcomed. One dollar from each drink purchased with go to the Humane Society of El Paso.

Zin Valle Vineyards — 7315 Hwy 28 in Canutillo (3/4 mile north of FM 259). Free tastings are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday. Information: 877-4544 or zinvalle.com.
  Free music and wine tasting is 1 to 4 p.m. selected Sundays featuring local talent. Bring a picnic.

Ski Apache ZipTour — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $65 for adults, $58 children and senior, $52 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.
  The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $35 ($32 ages 10-13 and 60-plus); $81 for all-day pass.

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

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

Self-Guided Historic Downtown Walking Tour - Brochures are available for walking tours of historical sites in downtown El Paso amd Juárez. Information: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 534-0600.

Concordia Cemetery - A historic cemetery that now lies in the shadow of El Paso's principal freeway interchange, Concordia is the final home of gunfighters John Wesley Hardin, John Selman and others. The former town "Boothill" can be reached by taking the Copia exit from Interstate 10. To find out about tours or other information, call the Concordia Heritage Association at 755-0000.

Franklin Mountains State Park - The largest urban park in Texas extends north from the heart of El Paso to the New Mexico state line. The highest point is North Mount Franklin, 7,192 feet above sea level. Park rangers give guided hikes on the first and third weekends of the month, beginning at the Tom Mays Unit entrance and last 2-3 hours. Information: 566-6441.
Entry fees are $3 per person, free for age 12 and under (with family). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, until 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday during summer. The park also offers mountain biking, camping and picnicking.

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - The park is famed for its unique geology and Native American rock art. Unguided access is limited to North Mountain. Rock art tours, hiking tours, and bouldering tours are available Wednesday-Sunday mornings. Reservations recommended: (915) 849-6684.
Admission fee is $4, special rates for seniors; free for children 12 and under. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 857-1135. To get there: Take Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 62-180) all the way into the Hueco Mountains, then turn left on Ranch Road 2775. It's about 32 miles from downtown El Paso.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park - 110 miles east of El Paso on the way to Carlsbad, the 86,416-acre park includes the highest point in Texas: Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet. One of the best examples of a Permian Period fossil reef, the national park offers camping and more than 80 miles of trails. Park headquarters is at Pine Springs, off of U.S. 62-180. McKittrick Canyon Visitor Center, 7 miles east of Pine Springs, offers nature, canyon and geology trails. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free entry. Information: (915) 828-3251.

So. New Mexico day trips

White Sands National Monument - The glistening gypsum dunes are a year-round attraction, offering eerie vistas, relaxing hikes and a wonderful natural playground for kids of all ages. The monument is about 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo, N.M., on U.S. 70.
Ranger-guided Sunset Stroll Nature Walks are offered an hour before sunset.
Lake Lucero tours are offered on the last weekend of each month. Participants drive their own vehicles 17 miles then hike 3/4 mile to the source of the white sands. Advance reservations (beginning two weeks before tour) are required.
Hours: Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dunes Drive, 7 a.m. to sunset.; expanded hours in summer. Summer events include full moon night programs. Entry fee: $3 for adults. Information: (505) 479-6124 or www.nps.gov/whsa.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park - The caverns open at 8 a.m. daily, and the last elevator down leaves at 3:30 p.m. Visitors can also walk to the main caverns through the natural entrance - last walk-in is 2 p.m. (hours extended 1 1/2 hours in summer). Cost is $6 ($3 for ages 6-15, for seniors with discount card).
Additional tours offered; call for fees and reservations. Information: (505) 785-2232 or www.nps.gov/cave.
The park is 160 miles east of El Paso.

Aguirre Spring Campground - The Organ Mountain recreational area, run by the federal Bureau of Land Management, is off U.S. 70 about 15 miles east of Las Cruces. Fifty-five family camping and picnic sites, plus two group areas. Day use fee is $3 per vehicle. The Baylor Pass (hiking and horseback riding) and Pine Tree (hiking) trails begin at the campground.
Information: (505) 525-4300.

Alameda Park Zoo - Alameda Park, North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. The zoo is part of the park that lines Alamogordo's main highway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $2.20 adults, $1.10 children and seniors. Information: (505) 439-4290.

City of Rocks State Park - Between Deming and Silver City, four miles east of U.S. 180 off NM 61, is the peculiar formation known as City of Rocks. Erosion has sculpted the "city" out of volcanic material, creating a natural playground for rock climbers. Admission is $3. Information: (505) 536-2800.

Dripping Springs Natural Area - The recreational area is at the base of the Organ Mountains at the end of Dripping Springs Road (eastern extension of University Avenue), about 10 miles east of Las Cruces. The area includes the A.B. Cox Visitor Center, several hiking trails, and La Cueva Picnic Area. The area's entrance gate is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; the visitor center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 per vehicle. No pets allowed (except for assistance animals). Information: (505) 522-1219.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park - Carlsbad, N.M. Living Desert offers visitors an up-close at the mammals, reptiles and birds that inhabit the Chihuahuan Desert. Admission: $3 ($1 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 3:30 p.m.) Information: (505) 887-5516.

Old Mesilla - The largest town between San Diego and San Antonio before the railroad passed it by in 1881, Mesilla has retained its appearance and character as a 19th-century center of the Southwest. The town plaza was the site of the official celebration in 1854 of the Gadsden Purchase. Mesilla also served as a stagecoach stop on the Butterfield Trail.
Many of the adobe buildings, some dating back to 1850, have been restored. Dozens of shops and galleries, scenic San Albino Church, the Fountain Theatre and historic restaurants await visitors.

Stahmann Farms - The world's largest family-owned pecan orchard offers free tasting tours at 2 p.m. Wednesdays through August at Stahmann's Country Store, 22505 Hwy 28 South, La Mesa, N.M. (six miles south of Mesilla). Allow one hour for tour; advance reservations for groups of 8 or more.
The tour is in the heart of Stahmann's 4,000 acres, and includes the shelling and candy plants.
Sample various sauces and condiments off the grill at Saturday culinary samplings, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through August.

Fort Selden State Monument - Fort Selden, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, was a 19th-century adobe fort. The monument preserves the remaining ruins, and has a visitors center with exhibits of military life at the post. From Las Cruces, take I-25 North to Exit 19. Admission is $3 (age 16 and under free). Information: (505) 526-8911.

Juarez events

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.

Galeria Virtudes — Americas Av 678, two blocks south of Hermanos Escobar. Marco Antonio Aguirre and Mario Enrique Acosta perform a concert of classic guitar at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Admission: 100 pesos.

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, and the center's box office.
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30: Michael Jackson musical tribute.
• 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4: Children’s musical theater performance of “Hercules.” Admission: “Los hombres son de Marte, las mujeres son de Venus,” theater performance with Sergio Goyri among others. Tickets: 275 to 605 pesos.
• 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12: Concierto Agrupaciones Comunitarias de Ciudad Juarez. Admission: 50 pesos.
• Showing all month, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday: Andy Warhol exhibit. Admission: 20 pesos, 10 pesos for teachers, students and seniors.

CUDA — The red two-story building is in the parking lot of Centro Cultural Paso del Norte. Showing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 30: First Arph Cycle from Audilaine Andrade Studio.

Alianza Francesa de Cd. Juárez - Calle Tlaxcala #2644 Col. Margaritas (at Ignacio Ramirez). Admission is free. Information: 656 639 11 00. Cinema Club presents “El Amante” in French with Spanish subtitles at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3. Open to the public; ring beverages or food to share.

Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas — Francisco Villa 201 Centro (one block east of Avenida Juárez). Bullfights starring Leonardo Benitez, Alfredo Rios “El Conde” and Antonio Garcia “El Chihuahua” is at 8 p.m. Friday, July 3.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos - Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida). The Natsu-Conve Anime Convention is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. Manga, videogames, cosplay, strategy and board games, J-Pop and K-Pop music. Admission is 80 pesos in advance, 100 pesos at the the door. Cosplayers get 20 peso discount. Dinner show also offered; tickets are 250 to 500 pesos. Information on Facebook.

Estadio Jaime Canales Lira — Av. Vicente Guerrero at Gregorio M. Solis (near Cordova Bridge). Tickets at donboleton.com,
• Alfredo Rios “El Komander” performs in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Tickets: 875, 1375 and 2125 pesos.
• La Arrolladora Banda El Limon performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Tickets: 185, 500 and 900 pesos.

Moroccos - Inside Jardines Carta Blanca, Reforma at Peru. Guerra de Chistes,” featuring nationally famous comedians, is 6:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, July 24. Admission is 200, 318 and 409 pesos.

La Rodadora — The interactive children’s museum is in the city’s Parque Central. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: 65 pesos (around $5). Information: 52-656-558-2415 or larodadora.org.
  3D Theater admission: 30 pesos ($2.50 US). Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos ($6.25 US). Family package is 299 pesos.
  The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to explore the origins of life, the formation of the planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with a focus on art and expression.

Academia Cervantes — Singer Pepe Cervantes performs songs from Mexico and various other countries at 8 p.m. the last Saturday of the month (June 27, July 25) at Martlub Sports Center pool area, Tecnologico Avenue (two blocks south of Galeria Tec). Admission: 100 pesos. Bring your own beverage and food. Information: 656 289 39 66 or (cel) 656 5 575264.

Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048. Showing through July: Photography exhibit by Antonio Ramos “La Rochaca.”

Museo del INBA - Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Admission is free. Information: 616-7414. Showing all month: “De Ida y Vuelta,” an exhibit of contemporary design.; and “Ser o no Sur,” a collective exhibit by Argentinean artists who live or have lived in Mexico.

Bazar Del Monumento — The weekly bazaar is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Benito Juárez Monument downtown, Vicente Guerrero and Constitucion Avenues. Art, antiques, books and more sold and traded. The event also features live music.

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

— Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
2 022988 (cobracollectionag@hotmail.com or walteraleisterschaefer@gmail.com)

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