October 2017

Note: the following are just the events listings in the Roundup.
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Harvest & Halloween
Haunted Houses
Mazes & More
Southern New Mexico

West Texas
Tom Lea Month
UTEP Hispanic Heritage
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
For a good cause
Fort Bliss
Club news
Juarez events
Area Attractions

Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta — The 8th annual event kicks off UTEP’s Homecoming festivities 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at UTEP’s Centennial Plaza.
  The Fitness Fiesta offers a variety of physical activities and health screenings including a jumping balloon, inflatable obstacle course, zumba, yoga and more. Cost: $5.
  A 5K run and 3K walk begin at 8 a.m., plus a 5K wheelchair race. Proceeds benefit UTEP’s College of Health Sciences Programs and the Wellness Program. Entry fee is $25 per division by Sept. 19. Register minerdash.utep.edu.

Sunrise Yogafest 2017 — Representatives from 10 local yoga studios will share the benefits of breath control, meditation and specific body postures 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium. The family-friendly event will feature two mega sessions, three super sessions and more than 20 workshops. Patrons may enter through the stadium’s north gate. Tickets: $10; $5 for UTEP students and staff (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234.
  Super Sessions:
• 6:30 a.m.: Guided meditation from Meditation Studio
• 7 a.m.: Sunrise Yoga Flow from Nash Elena
• 10:30 a.m.: VinYIN from Robert Leal
  Studio workshops include Acro Yoga EP, AeroZen, Flip Flip, Fitness, HotBox Yoga, Namaste Tribe, Onawa Yoga, Grande Cancer Foundation, Shanti Yoga Studio and Surya Yoga.

UTEP Football & Homecoming - The 2017 homecoming game against Western Kentucky is at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tailgating events begin at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10-$30. information: 747-5234 or 1-800-745-3000. Event information: 747-8600 or alumni.utep.edu.
  The 8th annual Miner Dash 5K Run, 3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta is Sunday, Oct. 1, at Centennial Plaza. Registration: minderdash.utep.edu.
  Homecoming Pageant is 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Magoffin Auditorium.
  Pep Rally is noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, on Centennial Plaza, with the Homecoming Dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
  Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Don Haskins Center. The format of the event is an open seating, networking cocktail dinner with a wide variety of food and dessert stations. Cocktail attire.
Tickets: $100. Information: Judy Heredia-Perry, 747-6361 or jheredia@utep.edu.
  An Open House at Alumni Lodge is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center. Self Guided campus tours are 1 to 4 p.m. at various locations.
  The 100th Anniversary of Old Main celebration is 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Old Main Building, outdoor entrance.

Chalk the Block — The 10th anniversary outdoor art event is Oct. 6-8 throughout Downtown El Paso. The event includes various art projects, art vendors, live music, performance art, interactive kid’s zone, food and refreshments chalk and street artists and more. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 212-0110, chalktheblock.com or on Facebook.
  This year’s artists include:
• “Wish Tree” from Yoko Ono, New York-based Tokyo artist.            An ongoing interactive art project where visitors are invited to tie wishes on trees. After the festival, all the wishes that were collected will be sent to the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavík, Iceland.
• “Life Cube” by Scott Cohen, New York. Life Cube Project creates large-scale, interactive and ephemeral installations connecting art and community.
• “Spheres of Influence,” created by Curime Batliner and Jake Newsum of Los Angeles for the Mextropoli Festival in Mexico City. “Spheres” uses a robotic system to paint layers of graphics onto a series of human-scale spheres.
• “Vertical Line Garden” by Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik of Buffalo, N.Y. and Toronto. Working with patterns, order, color and density, this garden is a play on formal traditional gardens with contemporary ready-made means and “hyper un-natural” materials.
• “Cycle Sonic” performance by Squonk Opera of Pittsburgh. Composer Jackie Dempsey and artist Steve O’Hearn work with an ensemble of 10-20 artists to create post-industrial performances with original music, design, and staging.

Rocking the Rez Pow Wow — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s 8th annual pow wow is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, 11200 Santos Sanchez. All ages welcome. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, 860-7777 or on Facebook at rockingtherez.
  Contest events offer $50,000 in prize money, with adult, teen, junior and tots categories.

St. Luke’s Country Fair — The 34th annual fair, featuring the popular “Great Dachshund Stampede,” is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 7050 McNutt in La Union, near Canutillo. The event includes Dachshund races and an all-other breeds race. Pets on leash welcome. Events include arts and crafts, food booths, big barn sale, kids games, bake sale, pie baking contest, and performances by school choirs and ballet folklorico. Route 66 performs live music 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free; canned food item donation for Canutillo Food Bank encouraged. Information: Bridget Griggs, 204-7365 or stlukeslaunion.com.
  To get there: Take Farm Road 259 west from Canutillo, which becomes McNutt Road. St. Luke’s is a half-mile west of the state line.
  Races are 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.; races offered for other breeds as well.
  A Blessing of the Animals is at noon, with an appearance by the Chihuahuas’ “Chico” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

El Paso Fall Home and Garden Show — El Paso Association of Builders hosts the 10th annual show is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13-15 at the El Paso Convention Center, with special guest celebrity landscaper Ahmed Hassan seen in DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50 ($6.50 seniors over 65; free for age 16 and younger and active duty military with ID); $1 off adult admission with donation of canned goods for El Paso Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Information: 778-5387. Full schedule and admission coupons at ElPasoHomeAndGarden.com.
  The event includes Tuff Shed “He Shed, She Shed” feature, Master Gardener seminars, new product zone, Kids Zone activities by the Master Gardeners, Pet Zone with Adoptions by Animal Rescue League of El Paso, and mammograms (Saturday only) in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Chamizal Festival — The festival celebrating the rich cultural history of this area through storytelling, pottery demonstrations, music, dance and theater performances 1:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free; native crafts available for sale. Information: 532-7273.

Feria El Paso — The event hosted by El Paso County Sheriff Foundation is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at El Paso County Coliseum with food, games, music, carnival ride, car show and more. Gates open at 4 p.m. both days Admission is free. Information: Chris Acosta, 479-0797; Larry Guerra, 667-1267 or on Facebook at EPSheriffsFoundation.
  Saturday’s performers are Azucar, Phat Soul, and Second Wind. Sunday’s performers are Xplosion, Starliners, and Little Mike and the Blues Kings.

Food Truck Throwdown — Anthony Texas hosts its 3rd annual food truck cook off with Food Truck Revolution and Food Truck Circus and other vendors Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at Anthony Municipal Park, in Anthony, Texas. Trucks compete for cash prize. Also featured is live music, free kids play area, art and craft vendors. Pets on leash with valid Rabies vaccinations allowed. Admission: $5 (free for military with ID and kids 12 and younger). Information: 497-1769 or bromero@townofanthony.org.
  Proceeds help replenish funds for the Anthony Police Food Pantry and the Anthony Parks and Community Events Fund.

La Viña Fall Wine Festival — The annual fall celebration is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. (one mile north or Vinton Road), with more than 20 wines available for tasting and purchase. Admission: $20 ($10 ages 12-20; free for children under 12). Admission for adults includes a commemorative glass and tasting. Everyone under 21 must be accompanied by adult parent, guardian or spouse. No pets or picnic baskets allowed; ATM available on site. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
  Saturday’s performers are Frank Zona & Urban Edge at noon; 24/7 Blues Band at 2:15 p.m. and 24/7 Slick Reynolds at 4:30 p.m.
  Sunday’s performers are Twisted Hams at noon; Dusty Low (Country) at 2:15 p.m. and Tom Foster Morris (Country) at 4:30 p.m.
  Parking and entrance to the festival are at the back of the winery; no parking on Highway 28.

Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time — A hike with presentations on Mount Cristo Rey and local history is offered at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Mount Cristo Rey, Sunland Park, N.M. Length: 5 miles round trip (2-3 hours). Cost: $3 ($2 for children) donation requested for the Mt. Cristo Restoration Committee. Information: 542-1422. No reservation is required.
  The hike is sponsored by El Paso Scene. Hike leader is Randy Limbird, editor and publisher of El Paso Scene, and is also part of the Celebration of Our Mountains. Security is provided by the Mt. Cristo Rey Restoration Committee.
  The 5-mile hike is easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages.
  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.

Sunset Heights Tour of Homes and Landmarks — The El Paso County Historical Society will host the 14th annual Tour of Homes noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, with eight locations in the neighborhood between Downtown and UTEP. Residents will give guests a personal walk-through of these properties. Pedi cabs available. Funds go to the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association to improve neighborhood residences.
  Tickets: $10 ($5 ages 10 and younger); available in advance at the Hal Marcus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon, and day of tour at the Gallery and the Burges House, 503 W. Yandell. Information: Hal Marcus Gallery, 533-9090 or sunset_heights_assoc@yahoo.com.
• Powell Home, 655 Upson
• Blough Brickey House, 1029 Upson
• Kohlberg House, 525 Corto Way
• Burges House, 603 W. Yandell
• De Leon Home, 700 W. Yandell
• Medrano Home, 837 W. Yandell
• McGregor Home, 1013 W. Yandell
• Marcus Home and Gallery, 1308 and 1319 Oregon

Way Out West Fest — Country Music sensation Jake Owen will headline the 2nd annual fusion of culture showcasing all that is great about El Paso at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Special musical guests include with singer/songwriter Brooke Eden, the duo Walker McGuire and singer/songwriter Canaan Smith. Also performing: El Pasoan Valerie Ponzio, who starred on “The Voice.” Tickets: $30, general admission; $50 floor seats; $60 West Bank Club general admission; $120 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.

Concordia Cemetery Walk Through History — The annual living history tour is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens). Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and a hat. Proceeds benefit maintenance, preservation and security of historic Concordia Cemetery. Admission: $5; discount for military, students, seniors over 60; free for age 6 and younger. Information: -2326, pkiddney@aol.com, or concordiacemetery.org.
  Visitors can ride and tour the cemetery aboard the Serna Ranch Hayride. Historical souvenirs available. Volunteers dress in period costume and share historical vignettes in character of many of Concordia Cemetery’s eternal residents.

Hueco Tanks Interpretive Fair — The 22nd annual Interpretive Fair begins at 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. to Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site, 6900 Hueco Tanks Road, with a variety of programs such as Native American dancing and drumming, storytelling and cultural presentations, and historic games with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Buffalo Soldiers program. Pictograph, birding, nature, and recreational tours will go out both days, with a stargazing program Saturday evening. Food and beverages can be purchased on site. Admission is free. Information: 857-1135 or texasstateparks.gov.

Red Ribbon Block Party — Ysleta del Sur Pueblo will host its annual drug-free family event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the YDSP Community, 9314 Juanchido, with food, games, live musical entertainment and informational providers. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Information: 858-6118 or Ysletadelsurpueblo.org.

Sunset Heights Block Party — The 10th annual party is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood, along the 500 block of Prospect, with several local bands, DJs, art vendors and food trucks. Admission is free. Information: 996-1880 or thesunsetheightsblockparty@gmail.com.

Texas Archaeology Month — El Paso Museum of Archaeology at Wilderness Park, 4301 Transmountain, hosts free family events in celebration of Teas Archeology Month noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with a pottery firing demonstration, archery, mock excavations, hands-on activities, films and more. Information: 755-4332 or archaeology.elpasotexas.gov.

Twisted Taco Truck Challenge — The inaugural food truck challenge is Saturday, Oct. 21, at Ascarate park, 6200 Delta, with 15 of the best taco trucks participating. Other events include the Punk Rock Flea market, lucha libre wrestling, taco eating contest, live music, games, kids zone, Chihuahua costume party, drink tents and more. Admission $5 in advance; $10 at the gate; free for active duty military with ID and kids under 15. Tacos: $2 each; VIP tequila tent tickets are $50. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Border Classic Car Show — The all-car showdown hosted by Los Class Militia is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at El Paso County Coliseum, open to all makes and models. General admission: $9 (Ticketmaster).
  Pre-registration for vehicles is $25 at lowclassmilitia.com or in person at RPM Racing Precision Motorsport, HI Low custom hydraulics, Patterson performance, or Vag Haus.

St. John Paul II Parish Fiesta — The parish’s fiesta is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the YMCA building at 6400 Mason Farms road in Sunland Park (off Westside Drive), with a bilingual Mass followed by the fiesta. Food booths (enchiladas, gorditas, hamburgers, menudo, elote, aguas frescas, snacks, etc.), family activities, bingo, cake walk, loteria, ring toss, music, face painting and more offered. Admission is free. Information: (575) 332-4496 or stjohnpaulsecondchurch.org.

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

Sharefest — Thousands of El Paso families will receive free gently used items 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the El Paso County Coliseum Pavilion, 4100 E. Paisano. Free parking available. Information: 313-5618 or epfj@aol.com.
  About 200 tables and clothes racks will offer free dresses, shirts, pants, suits, coats, sweaters, shoes, purses, toys, blankets, appliances, tools, canned food, furniture and more, with volunteers assisting, including bilingual speakers. Everyone is invited to attend. No documentation is needed.
  Caring Pasoans are asked to go through their homes, and collect any things they are willing to share with less fortunate families. Take donations to the nearest library or 7-Eleven Oct.1-21.

‘The Hands of Cantú: Horsemanship at the Pass — The 3rd annual free family friendly horse-themed event in cooperation with the Tom Lea Institute is 10 a.m. to a p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Upper Valley Ranch, 6666 Morrill Road, with activities and various horse performances; driving, jumping, reining, Arabian horses, hippotherapy, adaptive riding, horse themed crafts and more.
Information: 203-0885, compadrestherapy.com and on Facebook.
  Guest lecturers are Dr. Melissa Warak on “Tom Lea, Horses and Horsemanship,” and Mr. John Hamilton on “The History of the Cavalry and its Role in El Paso and at Fort Bliss.”
  The event is inspired by Tom Lea’s 1964 novel, “The Hands of Cantú”, which tells the tale of an orphaned Spanish youth learning the art of horsemanship in the New World.

Mount Cristo Rey pilgrimage — The largest pilgrimage each year is on the last Sunday in October, the traditional Feast Day of Christ the King. The 77th anniversary procession begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. The pilgrimage annually attracts thousands of celebrants, many of whom begin their trek before dawn. Gates open at 5 a.m. Information: San Martin de Porras (575) 589-2106.

‘A Christmas Fair’ — The Junior League of El Paso’s 44th annual holiday shopping fair is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-5, at the El Paso Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Merry & Bright.” Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fair brings together about 200 merchants from across the country as well as arts, crafts, live entertainment, music, and Storytime with Santa. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, military, children 6-12; free for children under six). Information: 584-3511 or jlep.org.
Special events:
  A Great Gatsby/ Murder Mystery Style “Exclusive Preview Party” is 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, with silent and live auctions, dinner and shopping. Seating is limited. Call for tickets.
  A private “Sip and Shop” shopping experience is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $30. “Polar Express PJ Party” is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Cost: $30 for one child and one parent; $15 per each additional child. “Clara’s High Tea Party” is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $30 for one child and one parent; $15 per each additional child.

Paw Pageant — El Pawso’s Pageant: A Pageant for Dogs, is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Cleveland Square Park, 510 N. Santa Fe. Food trucks, entertainment, vendors and family activities. Admission is free; $25 contestant (includes enrollment in the glamour wear, costume and photogenic categories). Information: 235-2022, events@emajj.com, emajj.com/el-pawso-s-pageant.html, or on Facebook at epawsos.
  Competitive events include: Personality Wear, My Dog’s Got Talent, and Glamour. Ribbon Winner categories include Photogenic, Best Tail Wagging, Best Mirror Image (look-alike), most original costume, and ugly duckly.

Harvest & Halloween

Fort Bliss Halloween — Fort Bliss will host these Halloween season events:
• Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House — The haunted house is 6 p.m. 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 6-28, and 6 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday, Oct. 31. This house has been voted scariest in the area in past years. Not recommended for children under 10 or the “faint of heart.” Admission: $5; discounted prices ($3) Oct 27-28, during the Monster Bash event. Information: 588-8247.
The Monster Bash family Halloween event is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28. This year’s theme is “Nightmare Before Christmas.” Choose from, three haunted house experiences; “Barely Scary,” for $1; “Kinda Scary,” for $2; and “Massacre on Marshall Road,” discounted to $3 during the event.

KidX Franken-Tastic Time — The family event is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Sunland Park Mall, 750 Sunland Park, lower level with games, face painting, costume contest and more. Admission is free. Information: 833-5596, sunlandparkmall.com or on Facebook.

Pumpkin Splash Patch — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Pumpkin Splash Patch family event noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley. Ages 4 to 12 can pick out a pumpkin from the “water pumpkin patch” and decorate it for Halloween. Other Halloween-theme activities and music also planned. Admission: $3 per child; parents free. Information: (575) 541-2782.
  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parents of non-swimmers must accompany their children in the water.

Voices From The Past Moonlight Tours —Fort Selden State Monument, 1280 Fort Selden Road in Radium Springs, 13 miles north of Las Cruces, host moonlight tours 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with ghost stories and legends of New Mexico. Meet historical figures from the past. Group tours leave every 15 minutes. Sponsored by Museum of NM Foundation. Admission: $5 (free for kids) at the door. Cash or check only. Information (575)526-8911 or nmmonuments.org.

Boo at the Zoo — The El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, will host its 11th annual safe trick-or-treating event for families with children age 2 to 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Activities include candy stations, games, animal enrichment activities and more. Zoo admission is $12 for ages 13 to 59; $9 for ages 60 and older and active duty military (including spouse) with ID; $7.50 ages 3 to 12; and free for ages 2 and under. Zoo members admitted free. Information: 532-8156, 521-1850 or elpasozoo.org.

Halloween Fest at Tramway — The annual Halloween Fest is noon to 5 p.m. at Wyler Aerial Tramway, Saturday, Oct. 28, with creepy crawler and bats exhibits. The annual carved pumpkin contest is noon; bring pumpkins by at 11:45 a.m. carved and ready to display. Visitors will vote on favorites, and winners announced at 5 p.m. for tramway souvenir prizes. Cost for tramway rides is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
  To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.

Halloween HorsePower Car, Truck, Bike Show — The Halloween event wraps up Barnett’s 40th Birthday Bash noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, with car, truck and bike show benefitting Hands of Love and Hope, at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East, with a fashion show, Halloween costume contest, kids fun zone, food trucks and a beer garden. Admission: $3; free for age 12 and younger. Information: 449-1032 or elpasostreetscene.com.
   As part of the weekend, Barnett will host a Factory Demo Truck Friday and Saturday, as well as food trucks on Saturday. Admission free both days. Information 1-800-453-1513 or barnettharley.com.

‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk — Pets Alive El Paso will host its 13th annual fall dog walk noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., with a 1-mile dog walk at 1 p.m. around the grounds of La Viña Winery. Registration begins at noon. The event includes music, costume contests for dogs, prizes, food vendors, pet-related products and gifts for sale. Advance registration: $15 for one dog, $20 for two dogs (limit of two dogs per person). On-site registration on day of event is $5 extra. Military with ID receive $5 discount. Information, cost: 247-6057, PetsAliveElPaso.org, or facebook.com/petsaliveelpaso.
  Pets Alive El Paso is a nonprofit corporation working to make El Paso a no-kill community, offering spay/neuter Programs for the companion animals of lower-income families in El Paso; and for free-roaming cats through the El Paso Feral Cats Program.

City Halloween carnivals — The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Halloween Happiness throughout the city at area recreation centers Tuesday, Oct. 31. The carnivals include family costume contests, jumping balloons and other types of family fun. Call for times. Admission is free.

Kern Place Halloween — The Kern Place Association’s annual Halloween events are Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Madeline Park. Time, information: kernplace.org or on Facebook at Kern Place Association.

KLAQ Halloween Parade — The annual parade is Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, and returns there. The parade is 1.9 miles and lasts about one hour. Prizes will be given in various categories. No entry fee, but entries must display “KLAQ.” Parade usually begins at 3:30 p.m., but early arrival strongly encouraged; pre-registration is 10 to 3 p.m. Information: 544-8864 or klaq.com.

Haunted Houses

KLAQ Haunted House — The annual haunting “The Apocalypse,” runs Oct. 5-31 at Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana. Haunted House recommended for ages 14 and older. Open Thursday through Sunday the first two weekends in October, and all week long Oct. 16-31. Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays; 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays though Saturdays. Tickets: $15. Information: 544-9550 or klaq.com.

‘Terror Trail Haunted House’ — WinkeyDoodles Paintball Adventures, 401 Anthony, in Canutillo, hosts its two-acre Terror Trail Haunted House 7:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 29-Oct. 29, plus 7:30 p.m. until last ticket sold Tuesday, Oct. 31. Ages 10 and older welcome; no costumes may be worn to the trail. Tickets: $16 general admission haunted house only; $18 Zombie Shoot; combo ticket is $29. Information: 877-FEAR (3327) or texasterrortrail.com.

Haunted Village — The village is open Saturday and Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29, at Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum 1000 U.S. 82 in Cloudcroft, N.M. Call for cost: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.

‘Bloody Shakespeare’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance student organization, The Playmakers, present a 30-minute journey — part haunted house, part classic theatre — to the darkest corners of Shakespeare’s mind 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday and Monday through Wednesday, and 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27-Nov. 1, at the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Tickets: $14; $12 UTEP faculty/staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more, Alumni with card, non-UTEP Students; $9 UTEP students and children. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  Murder, witchcraft, and poetry blend into a ghoulish mix as guests walk from one macabre chamber to the next. Proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. Mature content.

Mazes & More

El Paso’s Corn Maze — The 10-acre maze and pumpkin patch is open for its 3rd season noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30-Nov. 5 at 1100 Old Hueco Tanks Road (south of I-10 at Exit 35), with the big corn maze, interactive games, a kiddie maze, rides, food and drinks, pumpkin train rides to pumpkin patch, slide, tire pyramid, rubber duck races, pedal carts, mini pedal carts, and a cow train. Food “Truck Wagons” on site; no grills or glass containers allowed. This year’s maze theme is Venture through Renewable Energy. School field trips offered Tuesday through Friday. Admission: $10.95; $9.95 military/teacher with ID; $8.95 age 3-11; free for ages 2 and younger. Group rates available. Information: 915-213-4FUN (4386), elpasocornmaze.com or on Facebook.

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms — The 17th annual labyrinth and pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 30-Oct. 29 at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. This year’s theme is “It Ain’t Corny.” Food and beverage concessions available. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID (not to be used with other discounts). Group rates and scout troop discounts also offered with advance reservation. Information: (575) 526-1919, mesillavalleymaze.com or on Facebook at Mesilla Valley Maze.
  Activities include corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, giant slides, face painting, pedal carts, gem mining, picnic grounds, playgrounds. duck racing, hayride to the pumpkin path, and more. Activity tickets (available until 5:30 p.m.) are $1 each or 22 for $20.
  Open weekdays for school field trips with advance registration only; no pets allowed except service animals.
  To get there: Take exit 139 off I-10 West (Motel Blvd.), go north one mile and turn left at Picacho (U.S. 70). Go past the Rio Grande one mile to the Maze on the Lyles’ family farm.
  The Fall Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, with live music, contests and activities for all ages.
  The New Mexico Pumpkin Festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, featuring, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the Pumpkin Glow, and more.

La Union Maze — The 12-acre cornfield maze is open through Nov. 5 (weather permitting) for its 17th season at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. This year’s theme celebrates El Paso Chihuahuas with a depiction of mascot, “Chico.” Information: 549-1323 or launionmaze.com.
  Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. The maze also will be open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 (Columbus Day).
  Cost: $12 ($10 military; $7 seniors 65-75); $6 for ages 2-5 ($5 military.) Free for age two and seniors over 75. Open weekdays for scheduled field trips 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; with reservations. Tickets available in advance at ticketleap.com.
  The Maze offers the Big Maze, a kids flower maze, family jumping pillow, big slide, pedal cars, target practice, sports throw, zipline, horse walk swing, rubber ducky races, sand box, picnic tables under huge tent and concessions.
  Rides to the pumpkin patch, cow train and pig races also offered during daylight hours.
  October nights feature the Haunted Pallet Maze (additional $7 person).

Día de los Muertos

Concordia Día de Los Muertos — Concordia Heritage Association and Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society celebrate Day of the Dead 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell (between Boone and Stevens) with revelers dressed in vintage Mexican clothes complete with skulls painted on their faces, 10-foot mojigangas (dancing skeleton puppets), a scavenger hunt, live music, food trucks, face painters, dancers, poetry readings, arts and crafts and ceremonial offerings. Tickets: $5 ($1 age 16 and younger; $2 seniors 60 and older and military; free for children under 6). Information: 497-1126, 593-8906, comaes39@aol.com, concordiacemetery.org or lallorona915@yahoo.com.
  Guests may come dressed as Calacas or Catrinas (skeletons).

Día de los Muertos — The Calavera Coalition hosts its celebration of Day of the Dead at Old Mesilla Plaza with food, music, stories, dancing and piñatas noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Traditional day of the dead altars will be on display. Altars can be to specific persons, groups of people, a cause, or beloved pets. Vendors will feature handmade Day of the Dead-themed gifts. Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-2639 or calaveracoalition@gmail.com.
  A candlelight procession to the San Albino Cemetery and back to the plaza for pan de muerto and coffee is held each year on Nov. 2. Call for time.
  All proceeds from this event are donated to the Community of Hope & Casa de Peregrinos Food Pantry; donations of five canned goods requested for all altar setups.

Día de los Muertos ‘Artesania: Patrimonio Cultural’ — La Mujer Obrera Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas, hosts its 20th annual Day of the Dead 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with traditional food, calaveras and catrinas, altars, raramuri, and a celebration of the arts from Chiapas, Puebla, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, and Chihuahua, as well as entertainment by Danza Azteca Omecoatl, Ceiba, Carambola community music, Amalia Mondragon and Frontera Bugalu. Admission is free. Information: 217-1126, mujerobrera.org or on Facebook at mujerobrera.

Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico State Fair —
The fair is Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 27-Oct. 1, at the Doña Ana County Fairgrounds, 12 miles west of Las Cruces off I-10. Grounds open at 9 a.m. Admission to fair and special events includes the Speedway, rodeo and live entertainment. Tickets: $14 ($10 age 7-14) after 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday; free for age 6 and younger: available at holdmyticket.com. Half-day tickets available at the gate. Information: (575) 524-8602 or snmstatefairgrounds.net.
  Headliners are Tell Runyan Thursday, Parker McCollum Friday, and Uncle Lucius Saturday.

Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival — The 12th annual celebration hosted by Mimbres Valley Health Action League is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at San Lorenzo Elementary School grounds, on NM 35 in the Mimbres Valley, N.M. with live music, community greenhouse tours, farmers’ market, arts and craft fair, storytelling and poetry, kids activities and more. Information: (575) 536-9845 or mimbresharvestfest.com.

St. Clair Vineyards WineFest — New Mexico’s largest winery will host its 23rd annual Winefest noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at 1325 DeBaca Road in Deming, with family activities, live music, door prizes, arts and crafts, silent auction and various fun contests. Fireworks Saturday evening.
  Saturday entertainment: Horizon, noon-3 p.m. Caliente at 4 p.m.
  Sunday: Brandon Perrault Trio), noon-3 p.m. Unlyshed 3-6 p.m.
  Admission: $5 (includes souvenir glass); free admission for active duty military and law enforcement with ID. Information: 1-866-336-7357 or stclairwinery.com.
  To get there: Take I-10 east to Exit 85 in Deming, go a half-mile south, turn east on Highway 549 and go three miles to St. Clair Vineyards and New Mexico Wineries Inc.

Southwestern New Mexico State Fair — The fair is Oct. 4-8 at the Luna County fairgrounds in Deming. The event includes livestock shows, arts and crafts exhibits, fair queen crowning, parade, baked goods and produce sales, other food vendors, rodeo events, livestock auction, entertainment, horse shows, a carnival and dances. Information: (575) 546-5255 or on Facebook at swnmsf.

Sierra County Fair — The annual county fair is Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-8, at Sierra County Fair Barn in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Events include arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups and family activities. Admission is free. Information: Sierra County Extension Service, (575) 894-2375 or sierracountynewmexico.info.

Aspenfest — The Village of Ruidoso’s celebration of fall colors is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. Events include a chili cook-off, arts and crafts fair, street vendors, Aspenfest Parade and vintage car show. Information: Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce: (575) 257-7395 or ruidosonow.com/aspenfest.
  The Aspenfest Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sudderth and Mechem, ending at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Hocus Pocus.”
  Arts and crafts booths will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boys and Girls Club of Sierra Blanca, 134 Reese Dr. Admission: $2 (free for children under 12). Information: (575) 808-8338.
  The Rod Run Car Show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero. Admission is free. Information: Ron Duscha, (915) 598-0621.
  The annual Open Chili Cook-Off and Chile Society Pod Chili Cook-Off is Saturday at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Public tasting is noon; tasting cups available for a donation.
  Craft Beer and Wine Festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at Wingfield Park. Admission to be announced.

Cloudcroft Octoberfest Art Show — The art show and family event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, N.M. with several art vendors, food, booths for kids and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733, or coolcloudcroft.com.

Cultural Bazaar — The 7th annual family celebration of the area’s cultural diversity is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main in Las Cruces, with art, dance, clothing, and other customs of more than a dozen cultures represented in Las Cruces. Traditional dance, music and songs from different cultures will be performed throughout the day. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or las-cruces.org/museums.

Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta — The 2017 fiesta, “Inflate Your Imagination” is Oct. 7-15 in Albuquerque. Mass ascensions each morning at 7 a.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. Tickets: $10; $45 five-pack. General parking: $15/car. Balloon Fiesta Hotline: (888) 422-7277 or balloonfiesta.com.
  Other events include balloon glows, fireworks, car show, special shapes rodeos, flying competitions and more.
  The park is off I-25 north of I-40; take the Balloon Fiesta Parkway.

New Mexico Fall Festival — The weekend festival is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday mad Sunday, Oct. 7-8, at the Mesilla Valley Maze, 3855 W. Picacho in Las Cruces, with live music, contests, and family activities. Maze admission: $12 ($10 children; free for children under 2). Information: (575) 526-1919 or rootintootinribs.com.

Red Dot Red Hot ArtFest and Studio Tour — The annual event runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 13-15, at studios and galleries in Silver City, N.M. with art shows, receptions, studio tours, demonstrations, youth activities and workshops. Headquarters are at Seedboat Gallery, 214 W. Yankie, with information, brochures, maps and guides, as well as the Independent and Studio Artists’ Exhibit. Information: (575) 313-9631 or silvercityart.com.
  During the first weekend, galleries will be open with special shows, receptions and exhibitions. Music will be in the galleries and on the streets. Event includes a paint out for plein air painters, with prizes and sales opportunities.
  The Art Couture Fashion Show is Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Seedboat courtyard.
  The second weekend includes Silver City Art Association Studio Artists studio tours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Artists reception is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Visitor Center.

Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium — Cowboy poets, musicians, craftsmen and chuckwagon cooks meet for the 28th annual symposium 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13-15, at Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Hosted by the Hubbard Museum of the American West. Admission: $20 ($5 Sunday). Evening concerts and chuckwagon meal tickets sold separately. Multi-day packages and group rates available. Tickets, information: (575) 378-4140 or cowboysymposium.org.
  The Symposium offers continuous music, poetry and storytelling, western demonstrations and more. A variety of children’s activities, including a Kids’ Rodeo, are offered. A Western Expo features 110 vendors selling western art, saddles, tack, hats, boots and western clothing, jewelry, home accessories, books and more.
  Evening concerts offered at 7 p.m. Oct. 12-14. Tickets: $75 Thursday and Friday shows; $50 Saturday show.
• Thursday: Grammy Award winners Asleep at the Wheel and the legendary Red Steagall.
• Friday: Bri Bagwell and Tracy Byrd.
• Saturday: Floyd Domino Trio and Mickey Gilley, with returning favorite Jody Nix.
  The World’s Richest Chuckwagon Cook-off is all weekend. Competitors in the $13,000 event are judged not only for their food, but the authenticity of their wagons and attire. Chuckwagon lunch is noon Saturday, and breakfast is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Cost per plate: $25 Saturday; $15 Sunday breakfast.

Socorro Fest — The City of Socorro, N.M. hosts its 15th annual celebration of central New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley’s rich bounty Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13-14, on and around the historic Socorro Plaza. The event features a day of feasting, dancing, native food dishes, arts and crafts booths, spirits tents, family activities and music and entertainment on multiple stages. Admission is free for most events. Information: (575) 835-8927, socorrofest.com or on Facebook.

Columbus Day Festival — The annual festival is Saturday, Oct. 14, in the historic village of Columbus, N.M. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Broadway, followed by all day entertainment, vendors and games in the Columbus Park Plaza. Admission is free. Columbus is 65 miles west of Santa Teresa and 30 miles south of Deming. Information: (575) 494-0009.

Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show — Los Leones de Mesilla (Mesilla Lion’s Club) will host its annual car show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. The show features hot rods, muscle car (pre-1972), trucks, low riders, motorcycles), and classics. Admission is free for spectators. Information: (575) 524-3262 or mesillanm.gov.

Toss No Mas’ Citywide Cleanup — City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, and New Mexico Clean and Beautiful hosts the 23rd annual “Toss No Mas” campaign 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 14. Hundreds of volunteers will collect litter at parks, schools, streets and business properties. Volunteers will then be treated to a free lunch sponsored by local businesses from noon to 2 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 Nevada. Individual volunteers, groups, and civic organizations are encouraged to register by Oct. 9. Information: (575) 528-4506 or jwoods@las-cruces.org.
  Last year, 1,100 volunteers that included 65 local groups and organizations collected more than 15 tons of litter during the annual event, previously known as Trek for Trash.

Czechoslovakian Klobase Festival — Holy Family Church’s annual festival and barbecue is all day Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Luna County Courthouse Park in Deming, N.M. Started by area Czechoslovakians, the event offers bingo, homemade Bohemian sausage, cowboy coffee, salad, desserts and barbecue beef. Information: (575) 546-9783.

Ruidoso Oktoberfest — The 36th annual Lincoln Country version of the German tradition is Oct. 20-21 at the Ruidoso Convention Center. German food, beer, wine, music, games, live music and folk dances will abound 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Arts and crafts booths will be featured as well as a “Kinderhall” with games, prizes and more for kids. Featured entertainment: Swingshift and Die Polka Schlingel from Albuquerque, Family Holler of Piesendorf, Austria and dance ensembles. Proceeds benefit various Lincoln County charities.
  Admission: $10 per day; $18 for both days; $6 for ages 13-18 ($10 for two days) and free for children under 12. Children and teens must be accompanied by adult. Information: (575) 257-6171 or OktoberfestRuidoso.com.

High Rolls Apple Festival — The annual open-air harvest festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at the Community Center, 56 Cottage Row, in High Rolls, N.M. The festival features fresh local and other apples, apple pies and apple butter, arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, and children’s activities. Admission and parking is free. No pets. Information: (575) 682-6044 or highrollsfestivals.com.
  The festival is presented by the High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club. Proceeds benefit the community center. High Rolls is on U.S. 82 between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft (east of the tunnel).

Inn of the Mountain Gods Health Fair — Inn of the Mountain Gods, hosts its 6th annual health and wellness fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, with information, health screenings, free zumba and Mixfit and more. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a walk/run at 9 a.m. Admission is free. Information: 1-800-545-9011 or innofthemountaingods.com.

New Mexico Pecan Festival — The festival is all day Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, at the historic plaza in Old Mesilla, N.M. with live music, Pecan Desert baking contest, cooking demos, carnival rides, beer and wine garden, food trucks and more. Information: newmexicopecanfestival.com.
  The 5K “Run Like a Nut” event is 7 a.m. Saturday. See separate listing.

Pancho’s Car Show — Friends of Pancho Villa State Park’s 12th annual car show and auto parts swap meet is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus, N.M. with vintage to late model show cars, motorcycles and choppers, along with music, food and drink, the park's Exhibit Hal. Show admission free with regular park admission of $5 per vehicle. Information, entry fee for show participants: (575) 531-2711 or panchovillastateparkfriendsgroup.org.
  Columbus is 30 miles south of Deming on NM 11, and 65 miles west of El Paso on NM 9.

Harvestfest — Cloudcroft Chamber of Commerce’s annual afternoon of family fun is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft, N.M., with hay rides, carved and decorated pumpkins, a costume contest, parade and trick or treating. Most activities are free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or cloudcroft.net.
  The annual Great Pumpkin Race is 2 p.m. with amateurs, semi-pros and pros competing for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill; a piñata bash and pet parade follows.
  Costume contest and parade is 3:30 p.m. on Burro Avenue.
  Trick or treating at the merchants is 4 to 6 p.m.

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival — The 9th annual festival celebrating the fall gourd is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at the Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farm, 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Corn maze, pumpkin painting, slides, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and more. Food available for purchase, and a country store offered. Winners from the annual coloring and pumpkin-carving contests will be displayed. Admission: $12 ($10 children under 12; free children under 2) $2 discount for military with ID. Information: (575) 526-1919 or mesillavalleymaze.com.
  Other activities include live music, a pie eating contest, hula hoop contest, stick horse rodeo, goblin egg gourd hunt, tug of war, great pumpkin drop and more.

NMSU Homecoming — The New Mexico State University Aggies’ 2017 Homecoming game is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, against Arkansas State. Tickets to be announced(Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420 or nmstatesports.com.
  Alumni and Friends Tailgate events begin at 4 p.m. near the stadium’s northeast entrance. Tickets: $20 ($20 age 4-12; free for age 3 and younger). RSVP required; space is limited. Information: alumni@nmsu.edu.
  Open house events are 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 23-27, at the Alumni and Visitor Center. Campus tours planned throughout the week.
  The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Corbett Center Ballrooms, 3rd floor. Tickets: $50. Information: alumni@nmsu.edu.
  The Homecoming parade is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, along University Avenue.

Renaissance Artsfaire — The 46th annual event, sponsored by the Doña Ana Arts Council, is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4-5, at Young Park, Walnut and Lohman in Las Cruces, with handcrafted items created by artists from around the Southwest, food offered by and supporting area non-profit organizations, entertainment on several stages — including the return by popular demand of jousting on horseback, a beer and wine garden with local brews, and the rejuvenated Magellan the Dragon. Parade each day at 1 p.m. Artistas del Camino Real will demonstrate Spanish and Native art. Information: (575) 523-6403 or daarts.org.
  Admission: $10; free for age 12 and younger; advance discount tickets (two for $15) available at daarts.org. VIP passes are $35 ($60 for two).

Veterans’ Day Car Show — The 20th annual car show is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Veterans Center, 992 S. Broadway, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Antique and classic vehicles will be on display along with a swap meet and concessions. On-site entry fee for participants $30 on site. Spectator admission is free. Information: (575) 894-4222, or sam.shannon@state.nm.us.
  The annual ‘Run For the Wall’ motorcycle run begins at 9 a.m.

West Texas

Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair — The 59th annual Dell Valley Hudspeth County Fair is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, on the fairgrounds in Dell City, with a Main Street parade, team roping, barbecue, music, dances, exhibits and more. A Ranch Rodeo is Friday at the Fairgrounds. Vendors and exhibits open all three days. Admission is free. Information:dellvalleyhudspethcountyfair.com or on Facebook at Dell Valley Fair.

Dueling Chili Cookoffs — Two rival chili cookoffs compete simultaneously on the first weekend of November for the talents and taste buds of chili lovers from around the country in the remote beauty of the Big Bend.
• The 50th annual Original Terlingua International (Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial) Chili Cookoff is Nov. 2-4, at Arturo White’s Terlingua Store on Highway 170, with live music by Gary P. Nunn, 4 Way Street, Thomas Michael Riley, the Texas Tornadoes and Los Pinche Gringos. Ticket information: (817) 251-1287, abowlofred.com or on Facebook at OTICCC.
• Terlingua International Chili Championship — The 51st annual CASI-sanctioned championship cookoff is Saturday, Nov. 4 at Rancho CASI de los Chisos in Terlingua.
  Preliminary cookoff is Tuesday, Oct. 31, with “Anything but Chili” cookoff and nighttime illuminated golf cart parade is Wednesday, Nov. 1, Desert Burger Bash Thursday, Nov. 2, and salsa, beans and hot wing competitions Friday, Nov. 3. Live music by Casey Pilgreen Thursday and Friday and Blue Kountry Band Thursday through Saturday.
Cost: $40 per person per week for camping; $20 single day pass. Information: 713-248-0681, casichili.net or on Facebook at CASI Chili Appreciation Society International.

Tom Lea Month

Tom Lea Month —
The Tom Lea Institute, along with other area organizations, celebrates the life and work of the late El Paso art legend with various events throughout October. Admission is free except as noted. For all reservations, registration and RSVPs, call 533-0048. Information: TomLea.com.
  Tom Lea (1907-2001) was the son of an El Paso mayor who became a nationally famous muralist, illustrator, novelist, historian, World War II war correspondent and studio painter.
  Made in El Paso! A Culinary Experience” with celebrity chefs Roland Mesnier, Armando Pomales, and Sonny Torres dinner and auction benefitting the El Paso Community College Scholarship Fund and the Tom Lea Institute is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at El Paso Community College, Viscount Campus Bldg. B. Reservations required by Oct. 9. Tickets: $125 ($1,000 table for ten).
• “Landscape: Summoning the Past through Works of Art and Current Conservation Efforts,” by Shannon Harris of Texan by Nature is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Keystone Heritage Park, 4200 Doniphan, followed by a tour of the botanical gardens with Bernie Sargent.
• “Connections: Heritage Development Tourism Series” with guest speakers Dan Shilling, former director of the Arizona Humanities Council, and Brad Patterson, Community Heritage Development, Texas Historical Commission are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at El Paso Convention Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza. Space is limited; advance registration required.
• “Tom Lea’s Murals in New Mexico and Texas in the 1930s” illustrated lecture by Art Historian Deborah Rindge, PhD. is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main in Las Cruces.
• “Cabeza de Vaca and Tom Lea: The First Surgical Operation in North America,” presentation by Dr. Alan Tyroch, is 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Medical Education Building Auditorium 1200, 5001 El Paso. Reservations required.
• “The Pottery of Casa Grandes and the Lea Family Collection” presentation by El Paso Museum of Archeology Director Jeff Romney is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Museum of Archeology, 4301 Woodrow Bean.
• Walking Tour of Downtown El Paso to view Tom Lea’s “1938 Pass of the North” mural at the Historic Federal Courthouse and discover the architectural treasures of downtown is 2:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, beginning at El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, led by Adair Margo, founder of the Tom Lea Institute, and Morris Brown, Wright & Dalbin Architects, Inc.
• Half-day walking tours of Juárez, and downtown Las Cruces begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
  Juárez tour begins in downtown El Paso at San Jacinto Plaza.
  Las Cruces tour begins in the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main. Participants must provide their own transportation
  Book Signings:
• Book signing of “A Mexican Dream” by Barbara Cigarroa is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Literarity Book Shop in Peppertree Square, 5411 N. Mesa.
• “Tom Lea’s World War II Artwork” guided experience with introductory remarks and book signing by Adair Margo is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at War Eagles Air Museum, 8012 Airport Road in Santa Teresa.
• “Life at the White House” presentation and book signing by Chef Roland Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef with 26 years of service to five American presidents, is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Whole Foods Market Community Room, 100 Pitt. Reservations required.
• Book Signing by Adair Margo for “The Notebook of Nancy Lea” is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Literarity Book Shop in Peppertree Square.
  Family events:
• Tom Lea Horsemanship Kids Clinic for ages 4-12 is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at El Paso Sheriff's Posse, 1801 McNutt in Sunland Park, with members of the El Paso Sheriff’s Posse. Cost: $12 per child; reservations required.
  Music by San Antonio’s Michael Martin and stories by the campfire follow from 6 to 8 p.m.
• The Hands of Cantú: Horsemanship at the Pass of the North free family event is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Compadres Therapy Inc., 6666 Morrill Road, with horse-themed activities for all ages. Guest lecturers are Dr. Melissa Warak on “Tom Lea, Horses and Horsemanship,” and Mr. John Hamilton on “The History of the Cavalry and its Role in El Paso and at Fort Bliss.”

UTEP Hispanic Heritage

UTEP Hispanic Heritage Celebration — This year’s celebration is in memoriam of retired professors Dr. John Haddox, Department of Philosophy and Chicano Studies, and Dr. Robert H. Schmidt Department of Geological Sciences and Center for Inter-American and Border Studies. Most events are free. Information: 747-5462 or academics.utep.edu/chicano.
  “HOPE Health Opportunity Prevention and Education Project for the Homeless” event is 6 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, 1208 Myrtle, with UTEP students, faculty, community health workers and volunteers providing health and human services for adults experiencing homelessness.
  A “Latino Comics and Graphic Novels” exhibit runs through Oct. 15 at University Library, Second Floor Elevator Lobby.
  Showing through Dec. 15: “George Rodriguez: Where is Our Exile?” exhibit at the Rubin Center L-Gallery.
Showing through Dec. 16 is the exhibit “La Frontera: A Century of Division and Resistance” at the Centennial Museum.
• “Día de los Muertos Altars” display is Oct. 27-Nov. 3, at the Union Building, and Oct. 30-Nov. 6 at UTEP Library’s Third Floor Gallery.
• “Re-encountering the Columbian Exchange“ photo exhibit of the food, history and culture from students’ study abroad in Spain is Nov. 13-17 in the Pick and Shovel Dining Hall, Union Bldg., Second Floor.
  Lectures and presentations:
• DREAMers Act Artistic Projects: Public Lecture + Workshop is Sept. 28-29, at Rubin Center, with a panel discussion and closing reception at 6 p.m. Thursday and workshop Friday (time to be announced).
• “Seminario Binacional Diversidad sin Violencia” seminar is 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 29, at College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing Building, Rm 384.
• “We Went North Instead of West: The Vernacular Rhetoric of Ohio Mexican Americans” lecture by Dr. Alberto González of Bowling Green State University Department of Communication is noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at University Library’s Blumberg Auditorium, First Floor.
• “Literary Reading with Dawn Lundy Martin & Angie Cruz” is 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. Location to be announced.
• “SB4 Know Your Rights: An Afternoon with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center” presentation by Christina García, CVP Coordinator and Linda Y. Rivas, attorney, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, is 1:3 to 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. in Education Building Room 302.
• Screening of the documentary “East LA Interchange” by Betsy Kalin, producer and director, is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at UTEP Library’s Blumberg Auditorium. Question and answer with Chicano Studies Professor Carlos Ortega follows.
• The play “Lengua” is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Fox Fine Arts Building – Basement Level, by Dr. Adriana Domínguez. Seating is limited.
• Presentation on “Border Politics in a Global Era: Our Borderlands in Comparative Perspective” by Dr. Kathleen Staudt, Professor, Political Science, UTEP is 1:30 to 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Blumberg Auditorium.
• Bilingual poetry reading with Cuban poet Víctor Rodríguez Núñez and translator Katherine Heeden is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Blumberg Auditorium.
• Classical Guitar Recital “Black on Brown: African influences on Latin American guitar music” by John Siqueiros of Chicano Studies and African American Studies is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Rubin Center Auditorium.
• “With the heart wide open: Techniques for emotional self-care and their relevance for the accompaniment of women in recovery” workshop by Dr. Gloria González-López, sociology professor at the University of Texas at Austin is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in Chemistry and Computer Sciences Building, Room 1.0202.
• “Rarámuri Piano Concert” by Romeyno Gutiérrez is 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.
• Lecture on “Environmental Governance on the U.S.-Mexico Border: Progress and Perils” by Dr. Irasema Coronado, professor, Department of Political Science is 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Liberal Arts Building, Room 319.
• “Re-encountering the History and Cultural Impacts of the Columbian Exchange: Student documentaries of Study Abroad in Spain” presentation by Dr. Gina Núñez-Mchiri, Dr. Selfa Chew-Smithart and Héctor Enríquez, Spanish Coordinator, Department of Languages and Linguistics is 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Blumberg Auditorium.

Bazaars and Fairs

St. Pius X Kermes — St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1050 N. Clark, hosts its Grand Bazaar and Kermes 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, with games, entertainment, music, food and refreshments. Admission is free; food and game costs vary. Information: 772-3226.

Art in the Park — The City Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring 2017 arts and crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Memorial Park’s Reserve area, 3100 Copper, with arts and crafts vendors, and food booths. Local entertainment provided by dance groups, bands, and other recreational groups. Admission is free. Information: 212-1704.

Darlins of the Desert Market — The 4th annual vintage market is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 407 Central Highway 54, in Downtown Carrizozo, N.M. with vintage items, antiques and art. Information: darlinsofthedesert.com.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 14th annual market runs Saturdays year-round at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. Sept. 30 hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. Fall hours begin Oct 7: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Well behaved pets on leash welcome; brunch available for purchase. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3, farmersmarketadc@outlook.com or ardovinos.com.
  Yoga 9 to 10 a.m.; with massage 9 a.m. to noon by certified massage therapist.
  Weekly events include kids’ coloring booth and tent activities, educational talks, Master Gardener talks and live music. A Book Exchange is held the first and third Saturday of the month. Bring a used book in good condition, to exchange for another.
Sept. 30: Animal Appreciation Day. Bring pets to celebrate with doggy pools, ice licks, adoption opportunities and treats.
Oct. 14: Road Runner Food Drive & Cooking Demo. Both perishable and non-perishable will be distributed the same day within Doña Ana County. Chef Patrick Rosser of El Paso Community College will cook a ham.
Oct. 28: Día De Los Muertos Kid Trick or Treating. Bring the kids in costume. Día de Los Muertos items available as well as trick or treating with vendors and Halloween games.

Guardian Angel Kermess — Guardian Angel Parish hosts its annual fundraising mini-kermess in celebration of the Feast of the Patron Saint of the Guardian Angel all day Sunday, Oct. 1, 3021 Frutas, with food booths , games for children and adults, and music. Information: 533-2077.

Our Lady of Refuge Fiesta — The church will host its annual fiesta noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1320 Mercantil in La Union (off N.M. 28, near Canutillo), with Spanish language mass at 4 p.m. Kitchen opens at noon, with booths, games and drinks at 3 p.m. Raffle drawings at 10 p.m. Admission is free. Information (575) 589-0542.
  Live entertainment is 3 to 11 p.m. including San Jose Matachines, Los Diamantes folklorico, Gadsden High School’s Pantastic Steel Drum band, mariachis and Cherry disco.

St. Mark’s Fall Bazaar — St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 love Road, hosts its fall arts and craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Admission is free. Information: 581-4444 or stmarktschurch.tv.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, at Hawthorn Inn, 1700 Airway, at Boeing. Admission: $5 for both days (private readings not included with admission). Free admission with active duty military I.D. Information: 345-6245 or elpasopsychicfair.com.
  The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, and feng shui products, along with readings by a dozen or more professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Western Hills Autumn Bazaar — The annual fall bazaar is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Western Hills United Methodist Church’s Stewart Family Life Center, 524-A Thunderbird, with vendors, crafts, bake sale, book sale, silent auction, Grandma's attic, snack bar, door prizes and more. Information: 581-3547, 584-2133, or Willywoo45@aol.com. Web: or westernhillsep.org.
  The bazaar is the main fundraiser for the Western Hills United Methodist Women. Proceeds go towards UMC missions and charities.

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts for its 8th season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (Oct. 15, Nov. 19) 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.

OES Garage Sale — Wallace Hughston Chapter #1100, Order of the Eastern Star, and indoor/outdoor garage sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Wallace Hughston Masonic Lodge, 5502 Hondo Pass. All money raised will go to support local charities. Information: (575) 496-9878.
  Vendors must supply their own table. Vendor reservations: $20.

Upcycled Art Fair — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Placita Santa Fe, 5024-5034 Doniphan. The fair features a wide variety of handmade art all made with recycled/upcycled materials. Spaces available for artists. For information, call or text Tamara at 274-6517, or Facebook at Upcycled Art Fair.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists and regionally grown agricultural products is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Information: 212-1780 or elpasoartsandculture.org.

Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market — More than 230 permanent vendors in arts, crafts, produce, baked goods and other food items are offered at the market 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays along a 7-block area of Main Street, Downtown. Information: (575) 541-2288 or lascrucesfarmersmarket.org.

NMSU jewelry sale — The students of New Mexico State University’s jewelry and metalsmithing program will hold their annual jewelry sale 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in the lobby of Williams Hall 1390 E. University. Information: (575) 646-1238 or on Facebook at NMSUjewelrysale.
  All the pieces are unique jewelry created in the Metalsmithing and Jewelry studio. Profits support student activities.

Silver City Farmers Market — The market runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays mid-May through October in the Main Street Plaza (intersection of 7th and Bullard). Information: (575) 536-9681 or silvercityfarmersmarket.info.

Punk Rock Flea Market — El Paso’s family friendly punk rock market is 5 to 11 p.m. the first and third Saturday of the month, at 1710 Joe Battle, with art, vinyl, retro, vintage, rockabilly items, collectibles, horror, punk-themed items, antiques, kitsch, band shirts, natural beauty products, comics and more. All ages and pets welcome. Information: elpasopunkrockfleamarket@gmail.com or on Facebook.
  The market hosts additional events on selected dates; see Facebook page for updated schedule.

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

Something for everyone

Blessing of the Animals — The free blessing of pets is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. Francis on the Hill Episcopal Church, 6280 Los Robles. All pets are welcome to receive a prayer of blessing. Light refreshments will be available for pets and pet parents. Information: 581-9500 or stfrancisonthehillepiscopalchurch.org.

Beginner’s Yoga — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N Virginia, hosts free beginner’s yoga facilitated by Linda Bustamante 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the foundation’s classroom. Information: 562-7660 or rgcf.org.

Doña Ana Arts Council Arts Awards — The 30th annual Community Arts Awards event and gala fundraiser is 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at DAAC’s new Arts & Cultural Center in Mesilla’s Bulletin Plaza, 1740 Calle de Mercado.  Entertainment includes music by Oldies but Goodies and dance demonstrations by NMSU DanceSport. Appetizers, dessert, beer and from local eateries and breweries and wineries, including a “wine wall,” with bottles of donated by local wineries and community members and a “silent auction with a twist.” Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door; available at (575) 523-6403, at the DAAC offices, 1740 Calle de Mercado, Suite B, or daarts.org. Information: (575) 523-6403 or las-cruces-arts.org.
  The council honors individuals and organizations actively involved in promoting and enhancing the visual, performing and literary arts. This year’s recipients:
  Excellence in Public Service goes to City Councilor Greg Smith.
  Newcomer Award goes to Nan Rubin of KTAL Radio
  The Papen Family Award goes to volunteer and arts supporter Ann Palormo, who passed away November 2016.

Model Railroad show — Railroad Model and Historical Association’s Traveling Show will set up working displays at Cielo Vista Mall in front of Dillard’s on the lower level, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1, with current foreign and vintage passenger and freight trains. Running displays will include HO, N, O, and Lego trains. Information: 500-9347 or on Facebook.

Mt. West Walk-a-thon — Mt. West Family Health Center’s 2nd annual weight loss Walk-A-Thon is 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood, with snack’s giveaways and informational booths promoting healthy lifestyles. Admission is free. Information: 401-4534 or on Facebook.

El Paso Chicano(a) Legal Leadership Institute — The institute meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday, Oct. 4, 18 and Nov. 1, Lantana Room, 1st Floor of UTEP’s Union East. Pre-law students and anyone interested in applying to law school is invited to join this pre-law organization. Admission is free. Information: 490-9250.

Photo Walk El Paso — The 2017 photo walk is 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at Indigo Hotel (fifth floor) 325 Kansas, as part of the WorldWide Photwalk. Participants are invited to take advantage of photo opportunities during Chalk The Block. Lunch follows at 2:30 p.m. at Midici Pizza, 5850 N. Mesa. Information: worldwidephotowalk.com. Registration: tinyurl.com/y9jj6q7p or tinyurl.com/yd2rpxxc.

Southwest Mind-Body & Integrative Medicine Conference — Trans-Pecos Counseling Association & Community Light Center hosts the 2nd annual conference to promote a culture of health and wellness 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7, at Hilton Garden Inn, 111 University. The conference provides training and education in holistic health, healing methods and modalities. CEUs for professionals, and a track in Spanish offered. Cost: $40 (includes breakfast). Information Phone Number: 831-2419 or elpasooasis.com/conference.
  Presenters include Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, Dr. Jaqueline Villalobos, Dr. Jose Baltazar, Priscilla Gutierrez, LPC, Dr. Sobha Podilla and Kanghoon Choi.

St. Raphael Family Health Fair — St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar, hosts its fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, with free health screenings, evaluations, guest speakers, information from various health and wellness entities and door prizes. Admission is free. Information: 526-4198.

Compassionate Friends ‘Walk to Remember’ — Compassionate Friends’ 4th annual walk is 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Album Park, 3001 Parkwood. The 1.5-mile walk honors the memory of a deceased child or sibling, and raises funds for an upcoming local conference, with a balloon release and potluck picnic (BYO Balloons). Vendors welcome and will be present to offer information on services and supports for the community. Walk is free; but participants must fill out a registration form: elpasotcf.org. Information: 740-5496.
  Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization, offering friendship, understanding, and hope to families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause.
  Participants can also purchases t-shirts and bibs ($15), or “In Memory” markers, and engraved wooden hearts ($25 each) through Sept. 29.

Spaceflight Symposium — New Mexico Space Grant Consortium NASA EPSCoR‘s International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight is Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11-12, at the N.M. Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces. Panel discussions will examine industry issues and trends in the high-risk ventures of developing new platforms for suborbital space and beyond. All access $1,199 by Oct. 6, $1,299 on-site. Daily registration varies. Information: (575) 646-6414, nmsgc@nmsu.edu or ispcs.com.

Prosperity Workshop — Prosperity expert Edwene Gaines will host a workshop 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at Unity El Paso, 1420 Alabama. Gaines is an ordained Unity minister who is committed to power, passion, prosperity, and performance. She will also be guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service that day. Advance sign-up encouraged:

Cultivate Forum — The forum on local food systems and sustainability is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Community Foundation’s Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon Street. Admission is free; light refreshments served. Information: Gary Williams, 533-4020 or gwilliams@epcf.org.
  The October Forum features four presentations and a short documentary film, “Vey nou Lagon (Living the Ocean)”:
• “Green Infrastructure” with Lauren Baldwin, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of El Paso
• “Green Roof Project” with Dr. Kevin Floyd, lecturer, UTEP Environmental Science and Engineering
• “La Cosecha Community Education” by Marlene Yañez, Community and Youth Programs Manager, La Semilla Food Center, and Melissa Mitchell, La Cosecha Community Garden Leader
• “Farm Fresh Mobile Market” by Alex Bernal, Farm Fresh Mobile Market Manager, La Semilla Food Center.

Chamizal Junior Ranger Saturday — Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites families to explore various world cultures for kids age 5 to 11 at 11 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of the month (Oct. 21). The 45-minute Junior Ranger program offers a different activity such as games, walks, experiments or craft. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations recommended. Information/reservations: 532-7273 or nps.gov/cham.
  October’s activity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the land exchange between the United States and Mexico that settled the Chamizal dispute.

Document shredding — Better Business Bureau’s free paper shredding event, provided by Commercial Records Center, is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the truck is full), Saturday, Oct. 21, at Sam’s Club Far East, 11360 Pellicano. Bring up to 100 pounds (three boxes or bags) of documents for shredding; old checkbooks, paperclips and staples okay. Donations accepted. Information: 577-0191 or bbb.org/elpaso.

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

Mardi Gras Dance — Jefferson High School hosts a Mardi Gras dance 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E Paisano, featuring headlining music by Little Joe y La Familia. Details to be announced. Information: 491-3541 or lajeff.com.
  The Jefferson Mardi Gras is seeking contact information for all past Mardi Gras Queens: Jenny Robles, 540-5161.

Southwest Women’s Leadership Institute — Positive Directions’ 6th annual institute is 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Headstart Conference Center, 11670 Chito Sameniego, with various guest speakers. Cost (includes breakfast and lunch): $229 by Oct. 20; $279 after Oct. 20. Tables for 5 and 10 available. Information: 838-1000 or positiveiliana@gmail.com. Registration at positivedirectionsco.com.
  Keynote speaker is consultant and author Annette Simmons.
Other speakers are Cynthia James, transformational specialist and author; UTEP President Dr. Diana Natalicio; and Kimberly Davis, expert on authentic leadership.

Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations — The “Immunize El Paso” clinics for eligible persons ages 6 months and older are at various schools and other locations for those on Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid and Chip through November. Call for cost, eligibility, clinic locations, and schedule: immunizeelpaso.org.

1 Million Cups — Local entrepreneurs can meet and present their startups to the El Paso community 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Hub of Human Innovation, l500 W Overland, Suite 230. The event is free to everyone; coffee served. Information: 321-3123, hubep.org or 1millioncups.com/elpaso.
  Every Wednesday two entrepreneurs will present their business to mentors, advisors and other entrepreneurs.

‘Corner of Hope’ Resource Center — Rescue Mission of El Paso has opened a resource center on the corner of Cotton and Magoffin, providing showers, laundry facilities, access to counselors and a refuge from the weather for anyone experiencing homelessness. For more information, or to tour or see the facility, call Megan Pratt, Director of Marketing, at 532-2575.

El Paso Crohns & Autoimmune Disease Support Group — The support group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month (Oct. 17) on the campus of Tech University Health Sciences Center, 4800 Alberta, in the Paul Foster Education Building, Room 211. Parking available next to the clinic. Information: Carrie Wilkie, (214) 708-2989, ccwilkie@elpasocrohns.com.

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

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

Pranic Healing — L.I.G.H.T. (Lotus Integrated Group for Health and Transformation) hosts Pranic healing Clinics at 3 p.m. the first Saturday of every month at Unity Church, 1420 Alabama (at Gold). Prompt arrival strongly encouraged. Clinic includes an overview of Pranic Healing, followed by Twin Hearts Meditation. It will require some simple exercises prior to and after the meditation. Services offered on a first-come basis. Provided solely by volunteer efforts of the many El Paso Pranic healers. Donations welcome. Information on Facebook at LightElPaso.
  Meditation on the Twin Hearts is also offered at 7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month at Unity Church. Donations welcome.
  Pranic healing is a non-touch form of energy healing.

Scenic Sundays — Walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters are invited to enjoy Scenic Drive, between Robinson and Wheeling, free of traffic from 6 to 11 a.m. Sundays. Scenic Sundays give people the opportunity to walk, run, bike, or skateboard along Scenic Drive, and offers views of El Paso and Juárez, Mexico. Dogs on leash permitted. Admission is free; road closed to car traffic at this time. Information: 541-4416 or district2@elpasotexas.gov.

For a good cause

Fajitas & Margaritas for Scholarships — El Paso Community College’s Culinary Arts program benefit event is 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building B Foyer. General admission: $100; sponsorships available. Information: 831-6483 or epcc.edu/foundation.

FEMAP Gala — The Friends of FEMAP will host its_ 12th annual gala 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside, with cocktail reception, dinner and dancing and a live band. Tickets: $150 ($1,750 corporate tables for 10). Information: 544-4151, egarcia@femap.org or femap.org.

Frida Night — Latinitas El Paso hosts a Frida Kahlo-inspired fundraiser 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at 1931 Myrtle, with wine and cheese, live music, art from Latinitas, and a self-portrait painting class with Diego Robot. Raffle drawings also held. Cost; $50 donation; available on eventbrite.com. Information: 282-5639, elpaso@latinitasmagazine.org or on Facebook.

American Legion Riders 58 3rd Annual Veterans Run — The 12th annual motorcycle run benefiting local veterans in need is Sunday, Oct. 1, starting at Barnett Harley Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. Registration is 10:30 a.m. to noon with last bike in at 3 p.m. Cost: $10 per rider; $15 per rider and passenger. Information: Ivan “Shortfuse” Westrick, 373-3284.
  Stops include American Legion Post 598, 143 Elsworth; Incredibles, 5011 Alabama, Suite A; Wild Bills and 264 Lisa in Chaparral. End stop is American Legion Post 58, 4724 Vulcan, with live music by Whiskey Tree, food, raffles, door prizes and more.

EPCC Mentor’s Dinner — John Quiñones, News Veteran and Host of “What Would You Do?” is guest speaker for the annual mentor’s dinner 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at EPCC’s Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A Auditorium, as part of El Paso Community College and Diversity Programs’ Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Tickets: $40; available at all EPCC Campus cashiers or secure.touchnet.com. Information: 831-3324 or epcc.edu/hispanicheritage.

‘A Tasting For Tocando’ — The 4th annual “Tomatoville” fundraiser for El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s Tocando Music Project is 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at 750 Linda, to experience the “ultimate BLT,” and enjoy fine wines, beer, live music and a silent auction. Curated and prepped by Chef Annette Lawrence and her team of volunteers. Tickets: $75; available at epso.org. Information: 532-3776 or epso.org.
  The Symphony’s Tocando Music Project is an after-school program that provides music learning and performing opportunities to elementary school students.

Cowboys for Cancer Research Benefit Team Roping — The organization’s 35th annual dinner, dance and silent auction is Friday, Oct. 6, at Las Cruces Convention Center, 680 E. University. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center and at NMSU. Tickets: $100; $1,200 tables for ten. Information and registration: (575) 642-5696 or (575) 642-5693 or c4cr.com.

Arte Con Corazon — El Paso Human Services Inc.’s art auction to benefit former foster youth is noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, with works from more than 50 of El Paso's finest artists and an auction of gift baskets. Free appetizers, refreshments and music with ticket. Admission: $10; children under 12 free. Information: 533-4200 or elpasohumanservices.org.

Buddy Walk - EPCC Diversity Programs host its 7th annual walk benefiting Down Syndrome Coalition and EPCC Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at EPCC’s Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. Cost: $15 (free for individuals with Downs Syndrome); registration at EPBuddyWalk.org or at the starting point day of event. Information: 241-1040, dscep.org or on Facebook.
  The Buddy Walk is a nationally sponsored walk organized by the local DSCEP in partnership with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

Kitty Kitchen Glitter — Project Save a Kitten’s fall fundraiser is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Griggs & Reymond Event House, 504 W. Griggs in Las Cruces, with gently used, clean items for cooking and entertaining for sale. Information: (575)323-0903 or jackyecats@gmail.com.
  Project Save A Kitten events raise funds for local nonprofit animal organizations that spay/neuter, adopt, vet, rescue, and otherwise address the cat overpopulation problem in Doña Ana County.

Mission Trail Association Fundraiser — El Paso Mission Trail Association hosts it annual fundraiser dance 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at historic La Cueva Theatre, 10180 Socorro Road, in Socorro, Texas. Danzas Espanola, directed by Nina Gomez, presents A Spanish Knight of Flamenco Dance and Zarzuela Arias. Silent auction starts at 4 p.m.; performance at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: 851-9997 or visitelpasomissiontrail.com.

Riding For Boobs — The 6th annual motorcycle run against breast cancer begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, staring at Bowl El Paso, 11144 Pellicano, with stops at The Rock House, 9828 Montana, Mamacita’s Bar & Grill, 1580 Clint Cut Off, and ending at San Elizario Historic District at 1501 Main. Registration: $10 single; $15 couples. Information: ridingforboobs.thundertix.com or on Facebook.
  Riding for Boobs is a non-profit organization under the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer whom are dedicated to help raise funds for women in the El Paso Community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, survivors of families whom were impacted by the loss of the loved one due to breast cancer.

The Las Cruces Fun Hunt — The 3rd 24-hour scavenger hunt hosted by Las Cruces Event Planning is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8, benefiting ACTion Program of Animals. Teams of up to 8 people get a list of about 250 tasks of things to do, find, take pictures of, etc. The team that racks up the most points at the end of the 24 hours wins. There must be at least one adult (18 or older) on each team. Cost: $150 per team by 4 p.m. Oct. 6; $175 after. Download packet at LasCrucesFunHunt.com. Information: (575) 522-1232.
  Registration day is 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7; all teams must attend kick off on registration day. When teams receive their scavenger hunt list, their 24 hours begin. A Finish Line Festival completes the event with food, and arts and crafts vendors, kids area and award ceremony.

Tote Couture Fashion Show — Leadership El Paso Class 39, a Program of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, hosts the fashion show noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at EPCC Administrative Services Center Auditorium, 9050 Viscount Building A, with lunch, thrifty fashion contest, silent and live auctions, and local celebrities in attendance. Host is local radio personality Monica Castillo. Cost: $25. Information: 534-0500.
  Clothes provided by Pret-A-Porter Fashions Thrifty Contest clothing provided by Wardrobe Exchange Proceeds benefit El Paso SMART scholarship fund.

Walk for Kids — Ronald McDonald House Charities of El Paso hosts the fundraising walk 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Sunland Park Racetrack, 1200 Futurity Drive. Registration and kids zone opens at 8 a.m. with fun walk at 9 a.m. Registration: $20 (includes shirt); Kids 13 and under are free (no shirt). Dogs welcome (must be on leash). Registration: walkforkidselpaso.org. Information: 542-1522 or rmhcelp.org.
  Ronald McDonald House Charities provide temporary lodging to families when their child is seriously ill or injured and are seeking medical treatment in one of the El Paso area Hospitals.

Día de la Hispanidad Sociedad Cultural de España and the Honorary Consul of Spain, Martha Vera, present the 9th annual celebration of Día De La Hispanidad in honor of the discovery of the Americas at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor, with a five-course Spanish/Basque dinner prepared by world renowned Chef, Mikel de Luis of Bilbao, Spain in the Basque Country , accompanied by Spanish wine pairings. Headline entertainment by La Emi Arte Flamenco of Santa Fe. Also performing are Euterpe, Hector Serrano’s Los Actores and Carlos Otero, poet. Cost: $150 per person ($125 club members); available at border-heritage.com. Information: 274-9563 or 304-9245.
  Sociedad Cultural de España is a nonprofit organization which promotes all things Spanish. Funds benefit a scholarship program for students to study in Spain.

Special Olympics Casino Night Fund Raiser Extravaganza — Special Olympics Texas Greater El Paso Area-19 hosts its fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at El Paso Tennis Club, 2510 St Vrain, with 15 gaming tables- blackjack, craps, and roulette, as well as a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Texas athletes in El Paso. Tickets: $40 ($70 couples); includes $5,000 in play money per guest. Open to age 18 and older. Information: Marsha Baray, 533-8229 or mbaray@sotx.org.

A Wild Night...for Wildlife — The annual gala, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Southwest Environmental Center’s work to protect wildlife and wild places in the Southwest is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the new plaza on Main Street, Downtown Las Cruces, with food from local restaurants, fine wine, Santa Fe brewery beers, and a silent auction. Tickets: $50 in advance; $60 day of gala. Information: (575) 522-5552 or info@wildmesquite.org.
  Featured restaurants include Alma de Arte, Chala’s Wood Fire Grill, ¡Ándele! Restaurante, Salud! de Mesilla, Pastaggio’s Italian, De La Vega's Pecan Grill, Le Rendez-vous Cafe and Let Them Eat Cake.

Awesome ’80s Gala — El Pasoans Fighting Hunger’s fundraising gala is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Southwest University Event Center, 6500 Montana, with casino night, silent and live auctions, door prizes, and a variety of restaurants serving heavy appetizers. Live music by Prime: The 80’z Experience. Tickets, information: 298-0353 or bhernandez@feedingamerica.org.
  El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is the city’s only food bank. Work supported by the Food Bank includes food distribution to 110 agencies and food pantries in El Paso, mobile pantries, and social services outreach. Money raised stays locally to fight food insecurity in the area.

El Paso Wine and Food Festival — The Rotary Club of El Paso hosts the festival fundraiser noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Keystone Heritage Park and El Paso Botanical Gardens, 4200 Doniphan. Wines from wineries and food from El Paso's top restaurants served. Tickets: $100. Information: 833-6616, rotaryelpaso@gmail.com or elpasowinefest.com.
  Reserve tasting is 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. Location to be announced.

Pink Bra Boutique — Rio Grande Cancer Foundation, 616 N. Virginia, Suite D, hosts the pop-up boutique for all breast cancer survivors 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, featuring mastectomy clothing options provided by Amoena, the premier distributor of mastectomy products. Prizes, giveaways, specialty vendors, appetizers and treats. offered. Admission: $20 includes one free mastectomy bra from the selection. Scholarships available upon request. Registration: 562-7660, ext. 303 or rgcf.org.

KCOS Wine & Food Classic — KCOS’s annual gourmet tasting event is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A, with food from popular and new restaurants, as well as with dessert from some sweet shops in town. All proceeds help KCOS, El Paso’s nonprofit public broadcasting station. Tickets: $75; $750 tables for ten. Information: 590-1313 or kcostv.org.

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ walk — YWCA El Paso del Norte Region hosts its 8th annual international men’s march, raising to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at San Jacinto Plaza and Anson11, downtown. Participants will walk a mile in red women’s high heel pumps to raise money for the cause. Pre-race activities begin at 4:30 p.m., with awards at 7:30 p.m. Information: 533-2311 or walkamileinhershoes.org. Registration at ywcaelpaso.org.

Empty Bowls — The 25th annual benefit for El Caldito Soup Kitchen is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, corner of Alameda and Griggs in Las Cruces. The event features soup donated by local restaurants served in soup bowls hand made by Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces. This is the oldest Empty Bowls event in New Mexico. Tickets: $20 lunch and handmade bowl. Information: (575) 525-3831 or elcalditolc.org.

Made in El Paso: A Culinary Experience — The culinary event benefiting EPCC Culinary Scholarship Fund and the Tom Lea Institute is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Center, 9050 Viscount, with dinner and auction with former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier and celebrity chefs Armando Pomales and Sonny Torres. Cost: $125 ($1,000 table for ten). Seating is limited; RSVP by Oct. 9 to 533-0048 or TLI@tomlea.net.

Murder at the Museum — International Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts its annual fundraising murder mystery party 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. All proceeds will go directly to Museum. Age 21 and older. Tickets to be announced. Information: 543-6747 or internationalmuseumofart.net.

El Paso Walk to End Lupus Now — Lupus Foundation of America's Lone Star Chapter host the walk at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Proceeds raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. Admission is free; fundraising encouraged. Information: (210) 651-9480 or elpasolupuswalk.org.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’ — American Cancer Society will host its annual walk benefiting breast cancer awareness at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Walkers may sign up as individuals or teams to help raise funds for the cause. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to participate. Information, registration: ElPasoTXStrides@cancer.org or makingstrides.acsevents.org.

Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus — Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus, Inc. hosts its fall fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place, with a live auction and more. This year’s theme is “Bringing Nashville to El Paso,” with musical guest Ryan Beaver. Tickets: $75 ($750 tables). Information: 449-5883 or spjinc.org.
  Siguiendo los Pasos de Jesus (SPJ) is a non-profit organization working in the colonias of Juárez. SPJ builds new homes and helps clothe the families in need.

‘Vodka & Vino’ — The annual “Flights and Bites” black tie gala Tasting Event is 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, 715 N. Oregon, featuring premiere vodka tasting and specialty wine bar. Food catered by three of El Paso’s favorite food trucks (Orange Cow, Coronado Prime Meats, and De Nile Foods), live music and dancing with Bosse, silent auction, wine pull, and more. All proceeds support the museum. Tickets: $50 (includes Premiere Bourbon tastings; unlimited bites; a drink from the cash bar and more); age 21 and older only. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.

Operation Pumpkin — The 16th annual event benefiting the children of Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s home is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor, featuring 12 area doctors and dentists testing their surgical skills in a pumpkin carving competition. Participants may bid on finished creations in a live auction. Silent auction also offered. Age 21 and older welcome. Ticket information: 544-8777 or leemoor.org.

Option for the Poor — The annual awards dinner, “One Community, One Mission,” hosted by Diocese of El Paso Peace and Justice Ministry is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Santa Lucia Parish Hall, 518 Gallagher, with keynote speaker and presenter, Fr. Rafael Garcia, SJ. Tickets: $35 ($240 table for 8). Information: 872-8422.
  Oat of Justice Award winners include Luz Maria Luna, Mark and Michel Zayas, Ana Ramos, Oscar Luna, Tony and Adriana Posada and Doris Fierros.

El Paso Muscle Walk — The walk benefiting Muscular Dystrophy Association is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Cielo Vista Mall. Teams and individuals walk to raise money to help MDA local services and research. Information: 584-6355 or kborn@mdausa.org. Online registration at mdamusclewalk.org.

Dance for Kids’ Sake — Big Brother Big Sisters of El Paso will host its 10th annual local take on the show “Dancing with the Stars” at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Local corporate, political and media celebrities star as dancers and judges to money and awareness for the needs of more than 100 at-risk children and the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring. Admission: $50. Information: 544-4203, bbbsep.org.

Marine Corps Birthday Ball — 19th Rifle Company, USMCR Foundation of El Paso, Texas, hosts it 10th annual ball celebrating the 242nd U.S. Marine Corps birthday 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 4, at Centennial Club at Biggs Army Airfield, with music by Second Wind, free soda and keg beer. Cocktail hour begins at p.m. with birthday ceremony at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and dance 8 p.m. to midnight. Dress is semi-formal (suit with tie). Cost: $35 donation per person. Information: 504-2728 or on Facebook at 19thRifleCo.USMCRFoundation.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fiesta — Alex Rodriguez, former Texas Rangers and New York Yankee baseball star and founder and CEO or A-Rod Corp, is guest speaker at the chamber’s 27th annual gala event Saturday, Nov. 11, at Wyndham El Paso Airport. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. The event also includes its popular tequila tasting and piñata bash. Tickets: $125 ($1,500 table for 10); on sale Oct. 15. Information: 566-4066.
  Rodriguez is widely regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, with a 20-year career that includes 14 All-Star appearances and three American League MVP Awards and a World Championship in 2009 with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is now a color commentator for FOX Sports.
  He is also founder and CEO of A-ROD Corp, a private holding company with businesses in the U.S. and Latin America.

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

Fort Bliss

Anyone entering Fort Bliss must have a valid driver’s license, car insurance and registration. Check beforehand to see which gates are open to the public. Public access is available through the Sheridan, Chaffee and Buffalo Soldiers gates to West Bliss, and Biggs and Old Ironsides gates to East Bliss.

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

Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation — Registration on a first come, first serve basis at the Soldier Activity Center. Information: 744-1532 or bliss.armymwr.com.
• Top Rope Belay Course is 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Soldier Activity Center. No experience is required Cost is $8 and open to the public age 14 and older only.
• Climbing Movement Course 2-hour class is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Soldier Activity Center. Cost: $8 and open to the public, ages 10 and older (ages 10-17 must have a parent or legal guardian present).
• Top of Texas Hike scenic tour to the highest point of Guadalupe Peak is Saturday, Oct. 28. Cost: $35, open to the public. Space is limited; sign up by Oct. 21.

Fort Bliss Yard Sale — The semiannual post-wide yard sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at all housing units on the all on-post housing area. The sale is free and open to the public, but only DoD cardholders are allowed to sell items. Information: 568-2554.

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

Fort Bliss Historical Association — The group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Fort Bliss museum complex, 1735 Marshall. Information: 269-4831.
  Dues are $25 a year ($10 students and junior enlisted soldiers).

Fort Bliss Rod & Gun Club — 3730 Roy Johnson Lane. Rifle and pistol shooting competitions are held almost every weekend. Visitors can watch for free. Food available at the clubhouse snack bar. To get there: Take Railroad Drive to Deer; turn right. Information: 568-2983 or blissmwr.com/rodandgun.

Old Fort Bliss — Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. The Old West days of the “Soldiers of the Pass” are relived through replicas of the original adobe fort buildings and military artifacts, Magoffinsville Post 1854 to 1868. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; by appointment only Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482 or on Facebook at Old Fort Bliss.

Club news

Doña Ana Photography Club (DAPC) — The club hosts free photography programs 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Southwest Environmental Center, 275 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The public is invited. Information: (575) 522-1691 or daphotoclub.org.
Oct. 3: “Astro Photography” presentation by Jeff Johnson, and “Solar Eclipse Photos and the Wyoming Experience” by Victor Gibbs and David Niver.
Oct. 17: “Preparation for Photo-of-Year Contest” by Erik Winter, and member monthly theme photos: “Poor-Traits.”

Westside Welcome Club — The nonprofit group is a social, educational and charitable organization of more than 200 women open to both newcomers and longtime residents. Each month the club offers a newcomers coffee and a luncheon. Information: westsidewelcomeclub.com.
  The monthly free newcomers coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the home of Barbara Pino, 601 Skyline. No RSVP necessary. Information: 587-8641.
  The monthly luncheon is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Program is on “Celebration of Our Mountains and Mt. Franklin State Park” with Judy Ackerman, Secretary of the Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition, member of the Friends of the Rio Bosque, Celebration of Our Mountains and
Texas Master Naturalist. Newcomers welcome; reservations required. Cost: $22 by Oct. 5. Information, reservations: 449-2121.

Singles in the Son - The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Thursday nights. Weekend events subject to change. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, SinglesInTheSon@yahoo.com or on Facebook.
• Saturday, Oct. 7: Hueco Tanks hike
• Friday, Oct. 20: Dinner and a play.

El Paso Philatelic Society — The El Paso stamp club meets 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month (Oct. 10) at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 810 N. Campbell (at Montana). Meetings include educational presentations and an auction of materials submitted by club members. Visitors always welcome; admission is free for first-time visitors; $12 annual membership fee. Information: 833-5154.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s hosts its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe, Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 755-5471.

Military Order of the World Wars — The El Paso Chapter’s monthly social is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Great American Land & Cattle Co., 9800 Gateway North in Northeast El Paso. This month is the “Deceased Perpetual Members Memorial.” Information: 755-4038.

El Paso Quilters’ Association Show — The association 2017 show, “Quilts on the Border,” is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2155 Wedgewood, featuring quilts made by members, past and present, community service involvement, Guild President's Challenge and more. Admission is free. Information:(920) 279-2034.

Club Friendship — The club meets 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 7000 Edgemere. Program is “Lady Flo, El Paso’s Royalty,” presented by Patricia Wickham. Cost: $10 includes program and luncheon. Visitors welcome; RSVP: 591-2326.

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 next luncheon meeting is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park. Guest speaker to be announced. Cost: $24 (by Oct. 19). RSVP: 598-6376.

Woman’s Department Fall Luncheon — Woman’s Department of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s fall luncheon and fashion show is noon, Thursday, Oct. 26, at Wyndham El Paso Airport, 2027 Airway, with fashions by Steinmart at the Fountains, silent auction and door prizes. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cost: $35. Information: 549-9912.
  Reservations by check to: Woman’s Department c/o: Betty McDonald, 9601 Edgemere, 79925.

L‘Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and language. Information: 585-1789, 497-2453 (Spanish), cgomez@afofelpaso.com, afofelpaso.com or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
  An Aperitif Dinatoire is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at University Presbyterian Church, 244 Resler, to celebrate the beginning of fall. Cost: $28 ($20 members).
  The annual Beaujolais Nouveau dinner is 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Thirteen09 Restaurant of El Paso Community College, 9050 Viscount. Cost: $38 ($30 members).
  Event information: 585-1789, josette.shaughnessy@gmail.com, afofelpaso.com.

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

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

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

Paso del Norte Quilt Guild — The guild’s regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, at University Presbyterian Church, 631 Resler. A program on zippered bags will be presented after the meeting. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome; no experience needed. Membership is $25 per year. Information: Patti Lyons, 585-2518.
The Guild assists in aiding many charitable organizations, with the main focus on helping wounded warriors by making quilts for them.

Toastmasters Amigo Club — The Toastmasters International club meets 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, first floor conference room. The club develops professional leadership and communications skills in a supportive setting with colleagues. Information: 691092. toastmastersclubs.org.

Area attractions

Wyler Aerial Tramway — The state park tramway, 1700 McKinley, gives passengers a view of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 562-9899 or 566-6622.
  Trail Maintenance Day is 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Anyone wanting to help is invited. Bring water and water bottle, sturdy shoes, sun protection and work gloves.
  Halloween Fest is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, with creepy crawler and bats exhibits. The annual carved pumpkin contest is noon; bring pumpkins by at 11:45 a.m. carved and ready to display. Visitors will vote on favorites, and winners announced at 5 p.m. for tramway souvenir prizes.
  Last Sunday hike is 8 a.m. Oct. 29, up Ranger Peak. Meet in the parking lot for 1-mile hike. Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, hats and sunscreen; bring walking stick. Hike rated as strenuous.
  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.

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

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets (tax not included): $20.75 42 inches or taller or $15.90 juniors 36 to 41 inches (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50; rides are 1 or 2 tickets. Information: (575) 589-3410 or westernplayland.com.
  October hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 21.

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

Ski Apache Wind Rider — The hour-long zip-line adventure at the Alto, N.M. ski resort begins at over 11,000 feet, spanning 8,900 feet in three sections, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. Cost is $75 for adults, $68 children and senior, $62 military. Minimum age is 10; height and weight limits also apply. Reservations required. Information: (575) 464-3633 or skiapache.com.
  The Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M. also offers the Apache Eagle ZipRider, which spans 2,668 feet, lasting about three minutes. Tickets: $40 ($37 ages 10-13 and 60-plus; $41 military); $91 for all-day pass.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
  Native American Dances are on the hour 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
  Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, made Saturday mornings. Also featured are family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.

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

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

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

Spaceport America Visitor Center — 301 S. Foch, Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
  Tours to Spaceport America depart promptly at 9 a.m. Thursday through Monday, returning at 1 p.m. No tours Tuesday or Wednesday. Tour cost: $49.99 ($29.99 age 18 and younger). Information, group reservations: 1-844-7-2SPACE. Discounted admission rates online at spaceportamerica.com/experience.

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.
Oct. 8: Perfect On Paper
Oct. 22: Ricardo Valencia
Oct. 29: Dusty Low.

La Viña Winery — 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.
  The tasting room and patio are open for sales and tasting of wines from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (closed Wednesdays). Tasting fee is $5. A daily tour is offered at 11:30 a.m. by appointment only; the $10 fee includes tasting.
  La Viña Sunday farmer’s market featuring local food producers are noon to 4 p.m. Sundays with art, crafts, jams and jellies, food trucks, wine tasting and more. No outside alcohol allowed. Dog and kid friendly. Live Music on the patio during market.
  The annual Harvest Wine Festival is noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15. Admission: $20; $10 for 12-20; free ages under 12.
  The 13th annual ‘Howl-O-Wine’ Dog Walk, hosted by Pets Alive El Paso, is noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29.

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.

McDonald Observatory — The University of Texas at Austin-run observatory is located at 3640 Dark Sky Drive, near Fort Davis, Texas. Visitor Center open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Information: (432) 426-4138.
  The observatory offers daytime tours and solar viewing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily. Twilight programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The popular stargazing events are 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  Reservations required for all programs. Day Pass (includes solar viewing and tour): $8 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); solar viewing only; $5 ($7 senior, military and age 6-12); twilight program: $5 and $6, depending on program; Star Party $12 ($10 senior, military; $8 age 6-12). Age 5 and younger admitted free to most programs.
  Reservations, event schedule available online at mcdonaldobservatory.org.
  To get there: Observatory is 185 miles from El Paso. Take Highway 118 from I-10 south at Kent for a 39-mile drive to observatory. The observatory and Fort Davis are on Central Time.

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.

Feria Juárez 2017 — The annual fair runs Sept. 29-Oct. 15 at Plaza de la Mexicanidad (at “The X” monument) with food, rides, entertainment, international artists, games, a circus and other activities. General admission is 50 pesos. On Monday through Wednesday, the admission will include free carnival rides. Feria hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  Headline entertainment offered most nights. Prices vary; most headline admission is 210 or 315 pesos (315-630 VIP). The Oct. 8 concert is 840 and 1,260 pesos. Tickets available at donboleton.com.
Sept. 29: Yuridia
Sept. 30: Banda San Jose de Mesillas
Oct. 1: El Tri
Oct. 4: Leo Dan
Oct. 5: Teo Gonzalez
Oct. 6: Calibre 50
Oct. 7: Conjunto Primavera
Oct. 8: Julion Alvarez
Oct. 11: Los Cadetes de Linares y Miguel y Miguel
Oct. 12: Musica Electronica starring DJ Diego Miranda
Oct. 13: Edwin Luna y La Trakalosa de Monterrey
Oct. 14: Los Rieleros del Norte
Oct. 15: Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos - Cuatro Siglos Boulevard 8989 (at Florida). Tickets at donboleton.com.
  “The Con,” featuring comics, cosplay, technology and video games, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct 1. Admission: 50-100 pesos

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte - Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 (Facebook: CCPasodelNorte). Advance show tickets at donboleton.com.
• Odin Dupeyron presents his hit show “Veintidos Veintidos” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, with Erika Blenher. Tickets: 330-605 pesos.
• Los Silver Sinfonico performs Saturday, Oct. 7. Tickets TBA.
• Comedian La India Yuridia performs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Tickets: 275-495 pesos.

Maraton Internacional — The 8th annual Maraton Internacional Gas Natural de Juarez (Marathon, Half Marathon) is Sunday, Oct. 22, starting at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez. Registration: $20. Information: maratondejuarez.com.

Piso 2 Casa de Terror — 16 de Septiembre at Gregorio M. Solis. Open 8 p.m. to midnight, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 5-29. Admission 45 pesos.

Polo ConSentido — The 3rd annual charity polo tournament is 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Las Anitas Polo Field on Rio Bravo in Cd. Juarez, Cost: 100 pesos general admission VIP Seating: 500 pesos VIP seating; 5,000MXN VIP table; available on Eventbrite.com. Information: Facebook at AlianzasEducativasJuarez.
  Proceeds benefit charities that help pregnant women and girls; and academic development of Juarez’s youth.

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Tickets at donboleton.com.
• Carlos Ballarta, a comedian known for his long hair and oversized sunglasses, performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Tickets are 275, 385 and 495 pesos.
• Comedian Mike Salazar performs at 7:30 Wednesday, Oct. 25. Tickets are 330 to 550 pesos.
• The children’s show Ksi-Meritos is at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Tickets: 165, 220 and 275 pesos.

Chupacabras — The 20th annual 100K mountain bike race in Juarez is 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Chamizal Monument in Juarez. The 62-mile race along the U.S./Mexico border, considered the top mountain bike event in Mexico with nearly 3,000 participants, with times ranging from 3 1/2 to 10 hours. Also offered is the “Paseo de las Cabras” 60K event. Cost, information: chupacabras100km.com or on Facebook at CarreraChupacabras.
  Package pickup is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, with live music, food and drinks, vendor booths and more.
  Chupacabritas family event is 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, with family entertainment, food and exhibits.

Estadio Juárez Vive — Av Sanders 1450, Melchor Ocampo, 32380. The rock band Caifanes performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets: 440-1,095 pesos.

Juaritoz Café y Horneria — Fray Estebanico, #6593, Col, San Lorenzo. Ana Julia performs standup comedy show with José Jaritoz at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Admission: 100 pesos.

Lienzo Charro Adolfo Lopez Mateos — Av. Del Charro at Henry Dunant. Tickets at donboleton.com.
  El Bebeto, a 3-time Mexican Billboard Award winner best known for albums such as Intentalo and En Tu Mirada, performs with Compa Kenny and Cadetes de Linares at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Admission: 300 pesos.

Centro de Convenciones Las Anitas — Waterfill zone. Information: 6821486 or 6820693. Tickets at donboleton.com.
• Grupo Codiciado performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Tickets: 110-440 pesos.
• Remmy Valenzuela y Pancho Barraza perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. Tickets: 440-1,980 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. Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos.
  The museum features 120 permanent interactive exhibits. Exhibits include opportunities to explore the origins of life, the formation of the planets, how the deserts were formed, paleontology, history and heritage and traditions, with a focus on art and expression.

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

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

Museo 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.


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