August 2014

Note: the following are just the events listings in the Roundup.
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Southern New Mexico
West Texas
Bazaars & Fairs
Something for everyone
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Fort Bliss
Club news
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Area Attractions

San Ignacio Kermess — St. Ignatius Church, 408 S. Park (near Downtown in Segundo Barrio) will celebrate its 108th year 6 p.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3 with entertainment, music and dancing, rides and authentic food like gorditas, enchiladas, mangoes, elote and more. Admission is free. Information: 532-9534.

Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The annual fiesta at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 8-10. This year’s event celebrates the Parish’s Centennial. Admission is free to all events. Information: 851-2255.
   One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria, raffle tickets and live music throughout the weekend. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day.
   To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.

Franklin H.S. Wrestling Car Show - The “Show and Shine is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Franklin High School, 900 N. Resler. Food and music. Open to all classes. Information:

Cohesion Car Show and Concert — The annual car show is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Firestone, 10780 Pebble Hills, for all types of cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes. Food, drinks, live entertainment and children’s activities offered. Admission is free. Entry fee is $20 in advance, $25 day or show; $10 for bikes. Information: Albert, 539-5588, or Danny, 487-0585.

Border Beer and Wing Fling — The 4th annual beer and buffalo wing festival is 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. featuring food and live music. Area restaurants will compete in categories like hottest wings, best bar wings, hottest wings girls and other categories. Tickets: $10 general admission (Ticketmaster). Information: 240-3365 or

KLAQ BBQ — Fuel headlines the annual BBQ with opening act Starset 3 to 11 Sunday, Aug. 17, at Western Playland in Sunland Park. The event includes barbecue, rides and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 in advance at; $30 at the door. Information: 544-8864, (575) 589-3410 or

U.S. Army Soldier Show — The annual Broadway-style variety show performed by soldiers is 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22, at Stayton Theatre, 2495 Cassidy Rd., Fort Bliss. Admission is free; seating is general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Information: 568-6741 or
    The Soldier Show features performers selected through a rigorous audition process.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival — The 27th annual festival of vibrant Greek culture is Aug. 22-24 at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, 124 S. Festival. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2. Information: 833-0882.
   Food is always the star of the show at the Greek Festival. Lamb will be roasted Greek style on a spit. Combination dinner plates offer souvlakia (beef shish kebab) or chicken oreganato with rice pilaf, tyropita (cheese-filled phyllo), spanakopita (spinach-filled phyllo), keftedes (spicy meatballs), dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), Greek salad and pita bread. Other food items include gyros sandwiches and loukanika (Greek sausage on pita bread), kalamari, moussaka (baked eggplant) and pistichio (Greek pasta dish). Pastries include baklava, sweet breads and loukamathes (honey puffs). Greek and American coffee also are sold with other beverages. Wine, beer and sodas will be available.
   The Greek Souvenirs store will have several handmade and imported items, and live Greek music and dances are also featured.

‘Insandity’ at The Sandbox — The 3-mile obstacle challenge, music and craft beer fest  Saturday, Aug. 23, at Sandbox Sunset Sports, 3631 Gerard (far East El Paso, off Montana just past Zaragoza). First heat is 7:30 a.m. with heats every 15 minutes. Music and food fest follows. Cost: $50 competitors. Information: 329-2655, or

Summer Meltdown Lowrider Car Show — The event features now only a sanctioned car show, but also a concert, kid expo, bike stunt riders, sound competition and more, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Admission is $25. Coliseum box office: 533-9899, or Ticketmaster. Information: (505) 269-3301, (915) 875-7213.
   Entertainment is headlined by DJ Quik with special guest Mann, plus Rapping 4Tay, Nu Flavor, Lighter Shade of Brown, Lad and Mellow Man Ace.
   Pre-party concert Friday and after-party Saturday at The Black Pearl, 504 W. San Antonio. Information: 841-6711 or

Sun City Regional Classic — The body building, figure and bikini championships are Saturday, Aug. 23, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Prejudging begins at 9 a.m.; finals at 6 p.m. Ticket information: (575) 649-6789, (915) 449-7688 or

World of Custom Wheels — The 7th annual car and motorcycle show and shine sponsored by Allstate Sambrano Agency is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Barnett Harley-Davidson’s back lot (8272 Gateway East). All entrance and registration costs go to charity. Registration: $5 per vehicle in advance; $10 day of show (free t-shirt for pre-registrants). Cost for spectators: $8 at the door (free for age 12 and younger); $5 advance tickets available at all O’Reilly Auto Parts stores. Information: 261-3011 or
  Five dollars of registration goes to Hands of Love and Hope Charity.

Fiesta de las Flores — The Hispanic Cultural Center presents the 62nd annual festival Aug. 29-31 at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 Paisano, with food, vendors, music, dances and more. Events begin at 6 p.m. nightly. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; available at area 7-Eleven/Alon stores. Free for ages 12 and younger with adult admission. Information: 533-3730 or
   Selection of the Fiesta Queen is 8 p.m. Saturday; Military Appreciation Day is Sunday.
   Featured performers to be announced; check website for details.

Minerpalooza 2014 — UTEP’s 24th annual back-to-school bash and pep rally is Friday night, Sept. 5, on the UTEP campus. The family-friendly event features fall sports teams, games, information booths and appearances by UTEP athletes, along with live entertainment and family activities.  Admission is free; food and some activities sold separately. Miner game tickets will be sold. Information: 747-5670 or

Southern New Mexico

Old Lincoln Days — The annual celebration of Lincoln’s Wild West heritage is Aug. 1-3 in Lincoln, N.M., a restored Western town famous for the bloody Lincoln County Wars of 1878 and the escape of Billy the Kid after he was sentenced to die by hanging. The town, maintained by the Lincoln State Monument and Lincoln County Heritage Trust, is on U.S. 380 about 30 minutes from Ruidoso. The event features a parade, vendors, food, living history demonstrations and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with a parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. Information: (575) 653-4372 or
   The “Last Escape of Billy the Kid” folk pageant is 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday on the pageant grounds. Pageant admission: $6 ($2 ages 6-12; free for age 5 and younger).

Art & Wine in the Cool Pines — The wine and art festival is 11 a.m. to  6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sacramento Mountain Historical Museum in Cloudcroft, N.M. with art, wine, food and live music. Ticket information: (575) 682-2932 or

Silver City Clay Festival — The “down to earth” art fest is Aug. 2-3, throughout historic Downtown Silver City, N.M. with workshops, demos, panel discussions, arts market, juried exhibitions, live music, lectures, youth activities and more. Many activities are free; cost varies for workshops. Information/schedule: (575) 538-5560 or
• The Clay Gala Opening Night Reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the historic Carter House, 101 N. Copper. Tickets are $25, and include hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages. The event features the opening of the  Festival’s International Juried Exhibition: “A Tile & A Vessel.” Casually elegant attire requested.
• The Clayfest Market, featuring decorative and utilitarian ceramics and other clay-related items is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at the Murray Hotel, 200 W. Broadway, with public demonstrations offered.
• The 3rd annual Mud Pie Contest is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Silver City Farmer’s Market, 614 N. Bullard. Pies must be edible. Entry is free.
• Down to Earth Yoga with Matthew Sommerville is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Gough Park. Free, but reservations required.
• Adobe Labyrinth Walks and Talks with Cordelia Rose are noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Historic Waterworks Building on Little Walnut Road. Free.
   The festival also includes a series of lectures and demonstrations. Free youth workshops are offered July 28-Aug. 1. “Mud Fun” for grades pre-K to 6th is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2-3, at Western Stationers parking lot, 737 N. Bullard. Free.

Lincoln County Fair — The 61st annual fair is Aug. 4-9, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso). Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311.

Otero County Fair — The 75th annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 13-16 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. The event celebrates 100 years of New Mexico statehood with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Information: (575) 434-0788 or
   The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall.
  Rodeo performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Admission: $12 reserved; $8 general admission ($3 ages 12 and younger).
   The 75th Anniversary Parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, on Tenth Street.

Downtown Bash on Broadway - The annual Silver City MainStreet event welcomes new and returning students to Downtown Silver City Saturday, Aug. 16. Live music, games, prizes and a new video game challenge will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and Bullard streets. Admission is free. Information: (575) 534-1700 or timothy@silvercitymainstreet.com_
   WNMU President Joseph Shepard will deliver a “State of the University” address at 5:30 p.m. at the SeedBoat Gallery 214 W. Yankie Street. Little Toad Creek Brewery will offer beer tasting. Parking available at the Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson St.

Las Cruces Tour de Beer — The beer-lovers fair is noon to u7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds (off I-10 west of Las Cruces). Sample beers from several area breweries.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the gate; includes souvenir Pilsner glass and samples from more than 100 beers (under 21 free with parent or legal guardian). Information: (575) 522-1232 or
   Live music include Crooked Beaver Cree, Taking Over, Derrick Harris Band, The Damn Union, Chris Baker & Matt Morgan and ARDK.

Mega Music and the Starts Extravaganza — Leasburg Dam State Parks Friends group is hosting the music and stars event Saturday, Aug. 16, in front of the park office, with The Clutchers, Eli James Band, the Collaborators and Travis James Manning. Music begins at 1 p.m. followed by Las Cruces Astronomical society’ Star Party at 8 p.m. All ages welcome; dogs allowed on leash only. Alcohol and food permitted, but no glass containers. Leasburg Damn friends group will sell ice cream, sodas, water and snacks. Admission: $10. Information: (575) 524-4068 or (575) 805-1944.
   Leasburg Dam State Park is in Radium Springs, two miles off Interstate 25 at Exit 19.

Great American Duck Race — The 35th annual running of the ducks is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 21-24, in Deming, N.M. This year’s theme is “Racing For the Gold.” Admission is free for spectators, and anyone can be a duck racer for just $5. The ducks are provided; don’t bring one. Call for entry forms. Information: (888) 345-1125, (575) 544-0469 or
   The Tournament of Ducks Parade is at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Deming.
   Live Duck Races and Water Races are noon to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at McKinley Duck Downs. Duck Race eliminations and finals are 3 p.m. Sunday.

Run to the Copper Country Car Show – The 23rd annual car show is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Gough Park in Silver City, N.M. (weather permitting), with vendors, refreshments, raffles, oldies music and a trophy winner parade. Sponsored by Copper Country Cruizers. Admission is free; registration is $35 per car. Information/registration: (505) 388-3468, (575) 556-1055 or
   Registration is 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Holiday Inn Express, 1103 Superior, with a hot dog burn at 5:30 p.m. and Oldies dance 6 to 8 p.m.
   The Cruizers are a family-oriented auto club, and booths and other activities will be available during the show, which is limited to vehicles from 1973 and earlier.

Cottonwood Festival — The 24th annual Labor Day Weekend arts and craft festival is Aug. 29-31 in Alameda Park, alongside White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70) in Alamogordo. The event offers more than 80 booths of arts and crafts, entertainment, dancers, food, carnival rides, beer garden and more. Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (welcome ceremony at 11 a.m.), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information: Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, (575) 437-6120, 1-800-826-0294 or
   The annual pancake breakfast is 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost per plate: $7.

All-American Gun & Western Collectible Show — The annual show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, at the Ruidoso Convention Center. Hundreds of guns, gun-related items, Indian artifacts, knives, cowboy gear and more will be on display. Proceeds benefit Lincoln County charities. Admission: $6 (free for age 12 & under free). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Information: (575) 257-6171 or

Harvest Wine Fest — The New Mexico Wine Growers Association presents its 2012 Labor Day Weekend festival noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Las Cruces. Admission: $15 in advance (go the website); $20 at the gate, includes souvenir wine glass; under 21 free accompanied by parent of legal guardian. Monday is Military Day, with $3 discount for active duty military with ID. All adults must have valid ID, regardless of age; designated drivers encouraged. No pets, coolers or open containers allowed. Information: (575) 522-1232 or
   The festival features wines produced by New Mexico’s leading wineries, available for tasting and for sale by the glass, bottle or case, plus live entertainment each day, specialty foods, arts and crafts, grape stomp contests at the top of every hour and more.
   Live entertainment: The Players (noon) and The Liars (3 p.m.) Saturday; Eli James Band  (noon) and Nosostros (3 p.m.) Sunday;  Overcome of Las Cruces (noon) and Phat Soul (3 p.m.) Monday. Sunday and Monday headliners to be announced.
   To get to the fairgrounds, take I-10 West toward Deming, then take the fairgrounds exit and follow the signs.

Hatch Chile Festival — The “chile capital of the world’s” 43rd annual celebration is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, at the Hatch Airport on N.M. Hwy 26, 1 1/2 miles west of Hatch, featuring vendors, carnival rides, arts and crafts, chile food and ristra tying and painting demonstrations, live music, beer garden, mud volleyball, mariachi competition, and fresh roasted Hatch green chile and contests. Admission: $10 per carload (for both days). Information: (575) 267-5483 or
   Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, festival events open at 11 a.m. both days.

‘Rolling Stones’ Gem and Mineral Show — Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society’s 31st annual show in Silver City, N.M. is Aug. 30-Sept.1 at the Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy 180 East, in Silver City, N.M. The show offers guided field trips, vendors, silent auctions, exhibits and demonstrations. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is free. Information:
    The show features dealers from around the Southwest with mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for cutting and polishing work, as well as equipment and supplies.
   Rockhounding and educational field trips offered each day.

Cloudcroft Labor Day Fiesta — The annual family party is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31, on Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft. The event includes live music, games, a sidewalk sale, food, street dance, wild west show and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 682-2733 or 1-866-682-8777 or 
   Outhouse Races are 2 p.m. Sunday on Burro Street.
   Melodramas are 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Aug. 30-31, in the Pavilion near Zenith Park.

Downtown Ramble — The City of Las Cruces  hosts an evening of music and art 5 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month at the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Information: (575) 523-2950.

West Texas

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo
— The annual WCRA rodeo is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. arena, Hwy 90 E, in Alpine. Area cowboys compete for cash and prizes in various events. Performances begin at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. both days. Admission: $10 (free for children under 12). Information: (432) 364-2696 or

Marfa Lights Festival — The annual festival that pays tribute to Marfa’s mysterious lights is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 29-31 in Marfa, Texas. Activities over the Labor Day Weekend include food and crafts booths, a main street parade, contests, concerts and street dances in the Presidio Courthouse area. Information:
    Sonny Ozuna and the Sunliners perform Saturday night at Vizcano Park. Tickets: $25; BYOB.

Big Bend Balloon Bash — The hot air balloon festival in Alpine, Texas, will feature nearly 30 colorful balloons Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1,  at the Alpine-Casparis Airport in Alpine, Texas, off Highway 118 Gates open at 7 a.m. mass ascension at 7:30 to 10 a.m. each day, weather permitting. Admission to the launch site is free; no pets or smoking allowed. Information: (432) 837-7486 or
   A Fire Concert is 8 p.m. Sunday, at the airport.

Bazaars and fairs

Our Lady of the Light Bazaar — The annual bazaar is Aug. 1-3, at Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church, 4500 Delta. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday, with live bands, folklorico dancers, Elvis and Juan Gabriel impersonators, food and drink booths with traditional regional foods, cake walk, face painting, family games and more. Admission is free. Information: 532-1757.

El Paso Psychic Fair — The fair is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3, 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
   The fair features aura photos, handmade New Age crystal and gemstone jewelry, spirit writing, Feng Shui products, and readings by 12 professional psychic readers and mediums from across Texas and New Mexico. Readings offered in English and Spanish.

Summer Wine & Art Market — Sunland Winery, 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M., hosts the summer art market 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8-10. Free wine tasting and live music with a local arts market,. Grilled food sold on the patio. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-1214.
   Sunland Winery is north of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. From I-10, take Sunland Park to Futurity, turn right, then left of Trifecta and right on Victory. Look for the red umbrellas.

St. Thomas Aquinas Craft Fair — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community Church, 11970 Bywood, will host its annual bazaar arts and crafts festival Aug. 15-17, with food, games, rides, prizes and live entertainment. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 592-1313 or

Mission Trail Art Market — Area artisans and craftspeople display their fine arts and crafts during the 5th season for the monthly open-air market 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month (through Nov. 16) in the historic Veteran’s Memorial Plaza at the San Elizario Chapel, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Food and drink concessions and entertainment. Pets welcome.  Admission is free. Information: 851-0093 or

Art a la Cart — La Tierra Cafe, 1731 Montana, hosts the monthly event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the last Saturday of the month (Aug. 30, Sept. 27), with vendors, entertainment and food. Open Air Yoga in the backyard is at 9 a.m. Information: 533-8890 or

First Saturday Market — The free open air market begins at 9 a.m. the first Saturday of the month through Sept. 6, at 407 Central Avenue in Carrizozo, N.M. Participants can bring what they want to show, sell or trade, including collectibles, vintage, yard sale, produce, plants and edibles. Information: (575) 973-0571.

Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts — Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park, will showcase the works of area artists 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31. The event includes an enchilada dinner, food vendors, a silent auction, a raffle, live music, and a beer garden. Admission is free; donations taken at the door. Information: (575) 524-3688 or

Mayapan Farmers’ Market — La Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan’s 4th season for its indoor market is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through October Café Mayapán, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisanry for sale. Information: 217-1126 or
   Located in the Chamizal neighborhood, the farmers market provides access to fresh, local produce and integrates nutrition education through cooking demonstrations, taste tests, and recipe distribution.

St. Anthony’s Bazaar — The 51st annual Labor Day weekend festival is noon to 11 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at the St. Anthony’s Seminary, 4501 Hastings (at Crescent). The event offers food, games and live entertainment hosted on the grounds of a Franciscan seminary. An evening mass is planned for Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 566-2261.
   Proceeds from the event go directly to the education, housing and living expenses for the seminarians.

‘Step Into the Past’ American Indian Artist Craft Show  — The show and demonstration is 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at White Sands National Monument, featuring several regional artists. Information: (575) 479-6124, ext. 236 or (575) 679-2599, ext. 232.

Wagon Trails Market — The market is every Friday through Sept. 26 at Old Fort Bliss, Building 5054, corner of Pershing and Pleasanton Roads, Fort Bliss. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 568-4518 or 588-8482.
   The market features local gardeners and growers, canners, cooks, bakers, crafters and creators selling seasonal produce, baked and canned goods, honey and more.

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

‘The Garden’ at The Maze —  The Maze at La Union, 1101 Hwy 28, in La Union (next to Zin Valle) hosts a farmer’s market featuring five acres of U-pick vegetables 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 13, before the fall opening of The Maze. “On the vine” produce includes sweet corn, tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños, guerito, squash (yellow, gray and zucchini), eggplant, okra, black eyed peas, cantaloupe, watermelon and Spanish melon. Arrive early for “best pickings” and wear hat and long sleeves. Information: 549-1323 or

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market — The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.
   The market now includes a Farmers’ Market with regionally grown agricultural products.
La Semilla Food Center and local chefs and restaurants will host free healthy cooking demonstrations at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. each Saturday. The Aug. 2 demo features Chef Leann of Ripe Eatery.

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing — The 12th annual market now runs Saturdays year round. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to noon. This “producers only” market features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans, including pesticide-free produces, natural eggs and meats, native plants, salsas, baked goods and more. Well behaved pets on leash welcome. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3. Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in at One Ardovino Drive in Sunland Park, N.M. From El Paso, take Race Track Drive across the Rio Grande and across McNutt Road (NM 273), continue past the post office and turn left on Ardovino.
   Yoga with Erin Stroud of Casa de Yoga is 10 a.m. every Saturday in Building A-1.
   Coffee, pastries and juices offered on patio; brunch 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
   Kids’ tent activities, Master Gardner talks and live music offered regularly.
   Pet adoptions and goodies for dogs every last Saturday of the month.

El Paso Mineral and Gem Society Rummage Sale — The society’s fundraising sales are 9 a.m. to noon the first Monday of the month at Memorial Park Senior Citizen’s Center, 1800 Byron, behind the rose garden. Information: 740-9937 or 592-8820.

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

Something for everyone

Healthy Chica Workshop
— Latinitas hosts the workshop for girls age 11-17 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at El Paso First Health Plans, 1145 Westmoreland, featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. Admission is free; RSVP at 219-8554, or

Latinitas — The nonprofit dedicated to empowering Latina youth offers regular creative expression workshops, exhibits and more. Unless otherwise listed, location is at Latinas, 10935 Ben Crenshaw #207. Information: 219-8554, or
• A free Healthy Chica Workshop for girls age 11-17 is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at El Paso First Health Plans, 1145 Westmoreland, featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. RSVP at 219-8554, or
• Be Younique Self-Esteem Mother & Daughter Workshop is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Pre-teen and teen girls and their mothers are invited to the workshop series that features guest speakers and workshops on self-esteem, confidence, media literacy, body image, wellness and beauty. Workshops are $5 per person or $20 for a mother/daughter team for all four sessions. Advance registration requested.
• Creative Chicas Saturday Classes are 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23. The multimedia arts workshops teach girls in grades 4-8 skills related to visual arts, photography and film. Material fee is $6 (scholarships available).
• Quince Project dress donations of new and gently used quinceañera dresses for area girls will be collected 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 15.
• Back To School Supply Drive runs through Aug. 30 for girls in Latinitas after-school programs.
• Applications for the Youth Editorial Advisory Board are being taken through Aug. 30, open to girls ages 13-25.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UTEP — The popular UTEP program offers non-credit classes for people age 50 or older. Registration runs Aug. 1-29, and Fall 2014 classes begin Monday, Sept. 8.
   The membership program is part of UTEP’s College of Liberal Arts and supported in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Registration: $30, plus $25 for the one-time OLLI life membership fee ($25 late fee after Aug. 29).
   Members may take as many classes as they want. No grades, no tests, no term papers, no required homework. The fee includes parking permit, UTEP library card and discounts to UTEP events. Classes are open to residents of El Paso, Juarez and southern New Mexico age 50 or older, and meet afternoons Mondays through Fridays.
   The Institute’s office is in Miners Hall, Room 209. Office hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A catalog of classes is available at all public library branches. Information: 747-6280, 747-8848 or

BIG Latch On-El Paso — The celebration of World Breastfeeding Month is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bassett Place Mall (next to food court), 6101 Gateway West, to help raise awareness of breastfeeding by joining mothers all over the world breastfeeding at the same time. Hosted by the Bi-National Breastfeeding Coalition. Participation is free. Information: or

Etiquette classes — Joann Wardy School of Etiquette and Enrichment offers various classes taught by Wardy, an etiquette consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Information: 355-0992 or Web:
   Basic Etiquette and Dining Skills classes (two sessions each) are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2-3 for ages 7-12; Aug. 9-10 for teens; and Aug. 16-17 for adults. Cost: $225.
   Poise and Posture class is 10 a.m. to noon for age 11-17 and 2 to 4 p.m. for age 18 and older Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost: $100.
   Skin Care/Make-Up class for all ages is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5. Cost: $100 (additional cost for skin care and make-up starter kits).

Mass for Peace and Reconciliation — Pax Christi El Paso will host its annual mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, 12200 Vista del Sol. Celebrant is Fr. Morton, a member of the Missionary Society of Saint Columban and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. The celebration is a regular Sunday liturgy with a Gospel message of non-violence, peace and justice. Admission is free and individuals of all faiths are invited. Information: 740-3962.
   Pax Christi, an international Catholic peace movement, began in France near the end of World War II. Their stated purpose is “to work for peace for all humankind, always witnessing to the peace of Christ.”

National Night Out — Castner Heights Neighborhood Association host the anti-crime event 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Todd Ware Park, 4600 Rutherford. This year’s theme is “Pack the Park,” with dancing, live music and displays from Flags Across America and El Paso Fire Department. Information:
   National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Alzheimer’s workshops — El Paso Museum of Art and Alzheimer’s Association will host free Program Development Workshops are 8 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 7 and 14, El Paso Museum of Art, One Art Festival Plaza. The workshop is about using art to help those with early stage Alzheimer’s and dementia. Museum staff, volunteers, members, healthcare professionals, eldercare professionals, and those living with early stage Alzheimer’s are especially invited to join. Information: 532-1707, Ext. 65 or
   Aug. 7 consists of presentations on successful arts and early stage Alzheimer’s programs.
   Aug. 14 focuses on the process and challenges of creating programs, with the goal of developing a model program for the El Paso region through the El Paso Museum of Art.

Free Swim Days — Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department hosts a free swim day Friday, Aug. 8, at East Mesa Bataan Memorial Pool, 6141 Reynolds, and Laabs Pool, 750 W. Picacho. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Children 8 and under must have an adult in the pool at all times (within arm’s reach and only two children 8 and under per adult). Proper swim attire required. No food, alcohol or glass allowed. Free swim sessions subject to capacity regulations. Information: (575) 541-2782.

Sales Tax Holiday — Most clothes and shoes prices under $100 can be purchased tax-free Friday through Sunday, Aug. 8-10, during Texas’ annual Sales Tax Holiday. Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from sales taxes. Customers may purchase as many tax-exempt items as they wish. Information: 1-800-252-5555.
   Bassett Place will host several special events that weekend: Stroller-A-Tho 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday; PBS Meet and Greet with Daniel the Tiger noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; and Fashion Show is Wilhelmina Bazaar Kids and Models 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
  Cielo Vista Mall will hold its annual Back to School Expo Sunday.

Summer Pink Fling — Southwest Women’s Leadership Institute host its summer fun event Friday, Aug. 8. at the Pink Store in Palomas, Mexico. Participants will discuss insight into their own leadership style, meet store owner Yvonne Romero, enjoy lunch and shopping at the Pink Store, as well as its plaza’s Optical, Pharmacy and Purse Store. Registration: $49, space is limited. Information: Positive Directions, 838-1000 or
   Bus departs El Paso at 9 a.m. and returns home around 4:30 p.m.

Community Revival — Community Baptist Church, 7801 Phoenix, hosts its annual revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 11-15. Details to be announced. Information: 598-7778.

Men’s ACTS Retreat - Sacred Heart Church offers the Spanish-language men’s retreat Aug. 14-17 at Holy Trinity Retreat Center, 14548 Simpson Rd. in Far East El Paso_. Attendees will leave from Sacred Heart, 602 S. Oregon, after the 6 p.m. Thursday Mass and return Sunday for the 10 a.m. Mass. Cost is $175, includes lodging and food. Sponsorships available. ACTS stands for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Information: James Martinez, 603-8424,

Humane Society ‘Yappy Hour’ — The Humane Society of El Paso host a happy hour for dogs and their owners “back by popular demand” 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month (Aug. 16, Sept. 20), at Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. All dogs must be well-behaved and on a leash. One dollar from every drink sold goes to the society. Information: 532-6971 or (Humane Society), or 845-2277 or

Tardeada Ranchera — Golden Bears Social Club hosts the tardeada 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison, with music by Rhapsody. Prizes for best costumes. Refreshments available; BYOB. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cost: $15. Information: 755-4038 or 772-4643.

Community Health Education Series — Sierra Providence East, 3280 Joe Battle, hosts a free seminar series one Wednesday each month. English presentations are 6 p.m. with Spanish presentation 7 p.m. The programs cover a broad spectrum of health subjects to help improve and maintain the health of the community. Information: 577-SPHN (7746).
Aug. 20: Nutrition and Personalized Health
Sept. 17: Brown Bag Medication Event: Talk to a Pharmacists about your Medications.

Public Relations Association of the Southwest —  El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles will speak on “Crisis Communications” at the association’s monthly meeting 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main, 18 Floor. Space is limited; walk-in space limited to 10. Cost: $25 ($20 PRSW members). RSVP (by Aug. 18):

El Paso Livability Summit — El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts the summit for sustainable living 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at TecH20 Water Resources Learning Center, 10751 Montana, with several speakers talking about transportation options, affordable housing, economic competitiveness, healthy lifestyles, clean air and water, and regional sustainability. Information: 591-9735, ext. 33, or

Girl Scout Go Back to School — Girls in grades K-12 are invited to visit girls scouts and participate in Scout-related activities 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at Alma D’Arte Charter High School, 402 W. Court, Las Cruces. Scout registration is $15 for one year. Information: (575) 526-2532 or

24-hour Paintball Scenario Game — WinkeyDoodles Inc. hosts the 24-hour scenario game, “Oilpocalypse Now,” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, at Mountain Park Trout Farm in High Rolls, N.M. Paintball teams and individuals from all over El Paso and New Mexico will participate in this annual event with camping and game over 40 acres of woods, creeks and grassy meadows. Registration (through Aug. 17): $60 (includes two nights camping, entry and event t-shirt). Information: (915) 877-2110 or

Healing Conference — Abundant Living Faith Center, 1000 Valley Crest, hosts its 37th annual Labor Day weekend conference is Aug. 30-31. Services are 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Guest speakers are Tim Storey and Peter Youngren. Family fun night follows with food, carnival games and more. Nursery, children and youth classes provided. Admission is free. Information: 532-8543 or

Mustard Seed Community Café — The faith-based, pay-what-you-can café is at 1140 St. Vrain (at Arizona). Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Information: 440-SEED (7333), or on Facebook. In August, Wednesday hours will be extended to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
   The café’s mission is to provide nutritious and delicious meals regardless of people’s ability to pay while using local, organic, and sustainably grown ingredients whenever possible. Meals are prepared by culinary expert Roman Wilcox, an El Paso native.
   The Mustard Seed’s Community Garden  area will offer training with a Master Gardener at 10 a.m. on first, third and fifth Saturdays .
   Education classes are 11 a.m. every other Tuesday in the cafe.

‘Opening Minds, Opening Doors’ —  VSA Texas host the class series promoting “Self-Advocates as Speakers” 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Aug. 30-Oct. 4, at Region 19 Education Service Center, 6611 Boeing. Self-advocates with developmental disabilities, ages 18 and up are invited to participate.  Each participant will write a personal story and develop the presentation skills needed to deliver it in public. Admission is free. Information: 1-866-489-8412 or Website:

UTEP Walking Tours — In honor of its Centennial Celebration, University of Texas at El Paso hosts a series of guided walking tours to highlight different aspects of the UTEP campus and its history. A new series is offered each month. Reservations required; groups should consist of at least five individuals. Information: Maribel Villalva, 747-6669 or
   August’s tours are “Bhutan on Campus.” Learn about UTEP’s ties to the Kingdom of Bhutan through many of the buildings and on campus. Stops include  the new Lhakhang – an authentic, hand-crafted Bhutanese building gifted to the United States and entrusted to UTEP by the people of Bhutan.
   September’s tours are “Arts & Culture on Campus,” with backstage access to all of the places on campus where the public can see theatre performances, art exhibits and listen to live music.
   Upcoming tours in 2014 include Haunted UTEP and Research for the Future.

Society for Creative Anachronism — Society for Creative Anachronisms hosts weekly Medieval Combat Demonstrations noon to 3 p.m. Sundays Eastwood (Album) Park, 3001 Parkwood, near the tennis courts. Demonstrations are a chance for members of the society to come together and share their particular interests with other members as well as the public at large, with the primary focus to practice SCA Combat, mock combats loosely inspired by forms of historical combat practiced in medieval Europe and Asia. Admission is free. Information: 274-4947 or
   Society for Creative Anachronism is a re-creation society for the Middle Ages. The purpose is to bring to life the skills, ideals, and beauty that represents the best of the Middle Ages. The charter of the Society covers the time period up to 1600 A.D.

La Posta de Mesilla Treasure Hunt — Historic La Posta de Mesilla celebrates its 75th Anniversary with a treasure hunt through Sept. 1, at 2410 Calle de San Albino in Mesilla. The hunt will allow guests to explore the place with purpose. Those who find all eight clues qualify for a drawing to a trip for two to Las Vegas and a stay at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Information: (575) 524-3524 or
   Contestants 21 and older must “check in” the clues announced over their social media channels such as facebook, twitter and their website. A new clue will be announced each week; clues will be up for two weeks each. No purchase required.

Free Computer Classes — The Community Action Agency of Southern NM will offer free computer classes at the Women’s Intercultural Center, 303 Lincoln in Anthony, N.M. 
• 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 2-3: Basic Computer Class. Learn the fundamentals of computers and get hands-on experience with Windows 7.
• 9 a.m. to noon Thursday-Friday, Sept. 4-5: Introduction to the Internet. Search engines, Email, and online forms will be covered.
• 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 9-10: Selecting a Computer and Internet Provider Plan.
• 9 a.m. to noon Thursday-Friday, Sept. 11-12: How to Take an Online Course.
   To register for one or all the classes call 575-527-8799 ext. 110 or online at

For a good cause

Quince Project Dress donations — Latinitas Inc. is accepting donations of new and gently used quinceañera dresses for deserving area girls at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 15. The Quince Project is a grassroots group aimed at helping girls who cannot afford to have a quinceañera. Quince Project members participate in leadership workshops and plan a group quince celebration. To coordinate a dress donation, contact 219-8554 or Information:

Respect the Water 2014 — Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso and Smile Center for Kids hosts the fundraising event for the Christian Castle Memorial Fund 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 El Paso Street, featuring guest speaker 5-time Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis, a member of the Olympic Hall of Fame. Tickets: $100 ($1,000 table for ten). Ticket information: 521-7229, ext. 2989.

Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet — El Paso Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People hosts its annual awards banquet, “All In For Justice and Equality” Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, Building 11199 on East Fort Bliss. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Keynote speaker is Doña Ana County Manager Julia T. Brown. Tickets; $50 ($500 table for 10) For tickets, call 433-5444, 471-1530 or 474-1247. Information: 751-6490 or
   Scholarships will be awarded to El Paso students, and awards will be given to area residents who have contributed outstanding service to the community.
   The El Paso NAACP branch is the oldest branch in the State of Texas, and this year celebrates its 100th anniversary. Its most noted chartering member was Dr. Lawrence Nixon, who successfully challenged the “Whites Only” primary in Texas in a landmark Supreme Court case.

Young at Heart Fundraiser — El Paso Exploreum, 300 W. San Antonio, hosts the inaugural fundraising event is 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. Guests will have adults-only access to more than 60 interactive displays and exhibits, while enjoying Big Kid-friendly food and entertainment. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit children’s museum. Cost: $100 a person. Information: 533-4330 or

Relay for Life — The American Cancer Society  of Doña Ana County’s Relay for Life is Friday to Saturday, Aug. 22-23 at Centennial High School track field. All money raised stays in Doña Ana County to provide free gift items such as wigs, scarves, hats, turbans, makeup for women and prosthesis items as well as free lodging and caregiver assistance for cancer patients traveling long distance for treatment. Registration: $10; advance registration encouraged.  Luminaries to be lit in memory of a loved are $5. Information:
Alfred Gutierrez, (575) 496-0362.
   Relay for Life is an all-night community event where participants honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones and raise funds to fight cancer.

Orange Fever Fiesta — The Miner Athletic Club’s annual celebration and fundraiser is Saturday, Aug. 23, at Grade Gardens Ballroom, Westside Drive. Cocktail hour and silent auction begins at 5 p.m. with dinner, live auction and entertainment by Speed painter Tim Decker 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $100; $1,000 table for ten. RSVP at Information: 747-8759 or mac@utep.ecu.

Shoe donations for Colonia children — Buckner Children & Family Services seeks donations of shoes for the border area’s under-resourced children through August for back-to-school. Collection locations Lifeway Christian Store, Las Palmas Shopping Center, 1319 George Dieter or,  El Paso Baptist Association, 2012 Grant during regular business hours. Information: John Román, 603-6177 or, or
   The shoe drive will provide shoes for grade school children; suggested sizes for donation are 1 through 7. Sturdy athletic shoes suggested.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s — The Alzheimer’s Association’s fundraising non-competitive walk to help raise awareness and monies for the association is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Southwest University Park, Downtown. All ages welcome to participate. Participation is free. Information/donation: 544-1799 or

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

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. The Buffalo Soldiers Gate at Airport and Airway is usually always open.

Mega Bingo — The bingo game with more than $38,000 in cash and prizes is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Centennial Club, 1119 Sgt. E. Churchill Street on East Fort Bliss. One winner receives a new car. Open to all DoD ID card holders and their guests. Advance discount tickets available; ticket price goes up Aug. 15. Information: 744-1171 or

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

Catholic Women of the Chapel — The CWOC meets 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (except holiday weekends) at Building #449 on Fort Bliss. Meetings consist of fellowship, saying the rosary, craft making projects or Bible studies Fridays. Tuesdays consist of rosary making/preemie caps/hats and prayer shawls. Information: 867-2785 or  

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).

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.

Club news

Singles in the Son
- The group develops friendships among Christian singles ages 30 to 50. Bible study held Tuesday nights. All denominations are welcome. Membership is free. Information: Andy, 471-1997, or on Facebook.
• Saturday, Aug. 2 - Dinner & Bowling
• Sunday, Aug. 3 - Music Under The Stars
• Thursday, Aug. 7 - Cool Canyon Nights
• Saturday, Aug. 9 - Cookout
• Sunday, Aug. 10 - Classic Film Festival
•  Saturday, Aug. 16 - Dinner & Classic Film Festival
• Saturday, Aug. 23 - El Paso Holocaust Museum & Greek Festival

Woodworkers Club of El Paso — The club’s monthly meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 3228 Sacramento (back of building). The program includes a video of woodworking techniques, followed by a show and tell segment. Admission is free. Information: 760-6536 or 564-5915.

La Leche League of El Paso Westside — The nonprofit group, dedicated to providing education and support to women who want to breastfeed, meets 10:30 to noon a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Las Palmas Lifecare Center, 3333 N. Mesa. Accredited by La Leche League International. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their babies and children welcome. Admission is free. Information on facebook at La Leche League El Paso Westside.

Mesilla Valley Stamp Club — The stamp club meets 6 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of the month (Aug. 7) 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.

Westside Welcome Club — The group is open to both newcomers and long-time residents. Information:
   The monthly free newcomers’ coffee is 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at 6021 Pinehurst. No RSVP necessary.
   The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at El Paso Country Club. Rock and Roll with “Elvis” and bid on table decorations created by WWC members. Cost: $20; reservation checks may be mailed to the club via Box 13167, 79913. Information: 845-1896.

Notre Dame Student Send-off — Notre Dame Club of El Paso will host its annual potluck student send-off 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at 5216 White Oak. All new and current students, families, friends, and alumni are encouraged to attend. Club will provide brisket and drinks. Attendees are invited to bring side dish or dessert. Notre Dame fan attire suggested. RSVP by Aug. 7: or 217-8108.

Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEP) — The organization for photographers of all skill levels and ages meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano. Paul Schranz will discuss “How To Build Your Portfolio.” Information: 239-7284 or on Facebook at PEEPofElPaso.
   PEEP, a member of Gulf States Camera Club Council, offers educational programs, exhibitions and competitions.

Germania Club — The Germania Club of El Paso’s monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Golden Tee, Underwood Golf Course, 3200 Coe on Fort Bliss. Newcomers welcome. Information, reservations: 595-1108 or 755-5471.

L’Alliance Française d’El Paso — The nonprofit cultural institute, founded in 1964, promotes French culture and offers francophiles the opportunity to use the French language in a variety of activities. The institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Information: 585-1789,  355-4598 (Spanish), or on facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.
   The club will have a luncheon at Butterfield Trail Golf Club at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17.
  The 10-week fall session of French classes for adults and children begins Sept. 8 at Eastside and Westside locations. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes offered for adults. Classes for children and youth are offered on Saturdays. Two locations available for Advanced Conversation. Private classes also offered. Information: 585-1789, 587-8161 (Spanish), or on Facebook at AllianceFrancaiseElPaso.

UTEP Woman’s Auxiliary — The auxiliary will host its Membership Coffee 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the home of Johan and Jan Foster. Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is welcome to meet the members and enjoy coffee, tea and goodies. Information, directions: 584-3126.
   The Auxiliary provides scholarships and support to UTEP.

Discover El Paso — The nonprofit group, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting things to do and see in and around El Paso. Information:
   The monthly General Meeting and luncheon is noon Tuesday, Aug.26, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. Information, reservations: 584-3126.

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

Border Toastmasters — The Toastmasters International Club meets 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Lunchbox, 3623 Buckner (off Montana). Practice listening and public speaking skills in a safe, fun environment. First time guests get a free breakfast. Information: Arturo, 226-9705.

Area attractions

Western Playland — The amusement park is at 1249 Futurity Dr. in Sunland Park, N.M. across from the racetrack. Tickets: $20.45 adult; $15.80, plus tax (pay one price); $5 non-rider admission. Individual ride tickets are $2.50. Information: (575) 589-3410 or Take Sunland Park Exit 13 from I-10.
   Now open is the park’s newest roller coaster, The Hurricane.
   August hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
  September hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, Plus Monday, Sept. 1.

Wet ‘N’ Wild Waterworld — The water park at 8804 S. Desert, Anthony, Texas (I-10 at Exit 0). Individual tickets: $21.99, plus tax; $18.99 or age 4-12; $2.99 age 1-3. Parking is $2 per car. Information: 886-2222 or
   The Anthony Police Department’s End of Summer Beach Party and Car Show is Sunday, Aug. 31. Live bands, DJs, cars. Information: 915-886-3838.

Alameda Park Zoo — Alameda Park, 1321 North White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70), Alamogordo. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $2.50 ($1.50 ages 3-11 and 60 and older; free for ages 2 and younger). Information: (575) 439-4290.
   The oldest zoo in the Southwest (established in 1898) is part of the park that lines Alamogordo’s main highway. The zoo covers about 12 acres, with about 250 exotic and indigenous animals.
   Movies Under the Stars family movie, hosted by FunFlicks, are Friday, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26. Admission is free.

Wyler Aerial Tramway — Texas’ only publicly accessible mountain tramway gives passengers a view of 7,000 square miles, two countries and three states (Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) from Ranger Peak, elevation 5,632 feet. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and under. Tickets sales stop one hour before closing. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday through Thursday. Information: 566-6622.
   August’s Last Sunday Hike is 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, starting at the park’s parking lot. Bring appropriate clothing water and hike. Hiking stick recommended. Participation is free. Information: 562-9899.
   Wyler Aerial Tramway State Park is managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife and is also part of Franklin Mountains State Park. To get there: Take Alabama to McKinley and turn toward the mountain.

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

Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino — 1200 Futurity Dr. (at Sunland Park Drive), Sunland Park, N.M. The copper-domed casino offers slot machines, and video-machine versions of poker, keno and other games. 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. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
   Simulcast racing begins at 10 a.m. everyday. General admission and parking are free. Information: (575) 874-5200 or
   To get there, take the Sunland Park exit from I-10, go south (left turn coming from Downtown) and follow the signs.

Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700,
   Native American Dances are performed 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
   Fresh Indian bread is on sale at the center, which also offers family-operated gift shops, featuring jewelry, pottery and other crafts.

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

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

La Viña Winery — New Mexico’s oldest winery is just across the state line from El Paso, at 4201 S. NM Highway 28, one mile north of Vinton Road. Information: (575) 882-7632 or
   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.
   Music On the Patio is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 7, featuring folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll from “Live By Request.”

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
   Free live music on the patio offered Saturdays; bring a picnic basket.

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

Magoffin Home State Historic Site - 1120 Magoffin. Built in 1875 by pioneer El Pasoan Joseph Magoffin, the Magoffin Home exemplifies the Territorial style of the period, combining Southwestern building techniques and Eastern design. To get there: Magoffin Street, in Downtown El Paso, runs one way going east from San Antonio Street. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Tours given through 4 p.m. Cost: $3; $2 for students and seniors; 6 and under are free. Information: 533-5147.

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

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

Hart's Mill - Pioneer Simeon Hart built a flour mill in 1849 where Don Juan de Oñate crossed the Rio Grande in 1598. The mill is gone, but the home has been preserved as La Hacienda Restaurant, 1720 W. Paisano. Next door is Old Fort Bliss, 1881-1893 home of the post. 533-1919.

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

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

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

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

So. New Mexico day trips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Juarez events

All phone numbers listed are in Juaréz.

Expo Futbol 2014 — Thursday through Sunday, July 31-Aug. 3, at Parque Central Oriente, Av. Technológico (Pan American Hwy) at Teofilo Borunda.
  The major soccer event includes sports merchandise, autographs from soccer stars, workshops and clinics, food booth and mechanical soccer games. Soccer players will also have a chance to perform their skills before scouts.
   Soccer players scheduled to attend include Luis Montes, Gullit Peña, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Luis Hernandez, Tomas Campos Guayu Galvan and Maleno Frias
Trainers:  Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera and Hector Eugui.
   Other special guests include sports anchors Miguel Gurwitz and Christian Martinolli, and comedians Sergio Corona and El Loco Valdez.
   Information: 3817311 or 4181836.

Festival Internacional Chihuahua  — The 10th annual festival of performing arts offers events Aug. 1-24. Information: Admission prices vary; some events are free.
   Many major events are at Centro Cultural Paso del Norte, Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Free events are at the Explanada Centro. Events at Teatro Victor Hugo Rascon are 250 pesos.
• 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1: Il Volo, Italian trio. Free.
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2: Omawary, indigenous music. Free.
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Oscar Chavez music singer. Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4: Lila Downs, Celso Duarte and Mariachi Mexico. Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5: Millions (Australian band). Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6: Yuri Buenaventura (Colombia). Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7: Orquesta Mexicana de Tango. Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8: DLD and Torreblanca (modern rock). Free
• 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9: Teresa Salgueiro (Portugal). Teatro.
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10: Rock Juarez (various groups). Free.
• 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11: Candle Box (U.S., alt. Rock). Free.
• 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11: La muela del rey farfan. Teatro.
• 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12: Zoe (rock group). Free.
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13: Dakha Brakha (Ukrania ) Teatro.
• 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15: Synetic Theater’s “A Midsummer Night Dream.” Teatro.
• 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17: Encuentro Sinfonico (three orchestras). Teatro.
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19: Paris !! Le spectacle. Teatro.
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21: Focus (German group). Teatro.
   Children’s theater events are at Auditorio Benito Juárez, Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda. Check for admission prices.
• 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3: Vampiros Vegetarianos.
• 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7: Viva Pinocho
• 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9-10: La vuelat al mundo en 80 cajas.

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). Theater admission: 30 pesos ($2.50 US). Theater/museum combo is 79 pesos ($6.25 US). Information: 52-656-558-2415 or
 Showing Aug. 1-10: 50 3-foot-high “Snoopies” created by national artists and designers, which will later be auctioned in Mexico City to support various social causes.

Moroccos — Inside Jardines Carta Blanca, Reforma at Peru. The rock group Cartel de Santa performs at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. Admission is 250 to 1,000 pesos (

Gimnasio Josue Neri Santos — Av. Mariscal at Maria Martinez, downtown. Tickets sold at
   Wrestling begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Main event is Myzteziz and La Parka vs. Averno and Silverkin. Admission: 74 to 268 pesos.

Palazzo di Pane — Paseo de la Victoria 4150-B across from Las Misiones Mall. Information: 6484213.
• Art exhibition by painter Armandina Araujo is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5.
• Oscar Lugo will give a book presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, on how to start a business without leaving your current job.
   Courtesy cocktail provided; dinner available from menu (panini specialty restaurant).

Museo del INBA — Circuito Jose Reyes Estrada, Zona Pronaf. Admission is free. Information: 616-7414.
• Engraving workshops in foam and acetate are at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 5-14.
• “A Day at the Museum” is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16: Guided tours, children’s workshops and puppet shows. The event is offered the third Saturday of each month.
• Guided tours and puppet shows are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 and Friday, Aug. 29.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos — Cuatro Siglos Boulevard at Arizona.
   Elpologistica is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8, with 40 booths on logistics and foreign commerce. Thursday’s speakers: Joe Quinones, El Paso International Airport, 1 p.m.; Jerry Pacheco, executive director for International Business Accelerator, 3 p.m. Friday: Claudia Troitiño, president of AMAC/Index, 11 a.m.; Cathy Swai, executive director, Hub of Human Innovation, 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Centro de Convenciones Cuatro Siglos — Cuatro Siglos Boulevard at Arizona.
   Elpologistica is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8, with 40 booths on logistics and foreign commerce. Thursday’s speakers: Joe Quinones, El Paso International Airport, 1 p.m.; Jerry Pacheco, executive director for International Business Accelerator, 3 p.m. Friday: Claudia Troitiño, president of AMAC/Index, 11 a.m.; Cathy Swai, executive director, Hub of Human Innovation, 12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Museo del Chamizal — Chamizal Park, Juárez (next to the Bridge of the Americas). The museum features archaeological and historic exhibits. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 611-1048.
• Continuing through Aug. 10: “Los Coras del Nayar,” a photographic exhibit about the Coran Indians from the State of Nayarit, Mexico.
• An exhibit of Tarahumaran crafts is at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

Auditorio Benito Juárez — Ignacio Ramirez and Vicente Guerrero, one block from Parque Borunda.
  Absenta Theater Company presents “La Cantante Calva “ (Teatro de lo Absurdo) at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.

Museo de la Revolucion de la Frontera (MUREF) — Old Customs House, Zona Centro, Av. 16 de Septiembre at Ave. Juárez. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Information:, or Facebook.
   Permanent exhibitions in nine rooms highlight the Mexican Revolution. Displays include the Francisco Madero carriage, Pascual Orozco hat, Francisco “Pancho” Villa displays and a scale model of Juárez-El Paso during the Mexican Revolution.

Centro Cultural Paso del Norte — Av. Henry Durant, Zona Pronaf, across from the Red Cross. Information: 1730300 or (Facebook: ccpnteatro). Tickets for many events sold at, and the center’s box office.
   Performances in Sala Octavio Trias:
• “Lo Que Callamos Los Princesos,” 8:30 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 29 and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. A comic tale of Disney princes.
• “Peter Pan,” 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Presented by Line Theatre.
   Admission is 100 pesos.

El Rincon De Ana Lucia — The café-gallery is at Blvd Tomas Fernandez 8215-2A (lower level in front of Torres Campestre building). Showing through August: International Arte Juarez Exhibition, featuring 40 artists. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Cibeles Convention Center — Av. Tomás Fernández 8450, between Calle Portales and Antonio J. Bermudez, Zona Campestre.
Expo Boda and Quinceañera is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, with booths, exhibitions, promotions. Admission is 20 pesos.

Centro Municipal de las Artes — Old City Hall, 16 de Septiembre and Mariscal in the Zona Centro, Juárez. Information: 613-6983.
   Centro Historico, Arte y Cultura is at 6 p.m. each Saturday in August, with outdoor music, theatre and dance. Guided tours of the former City Hall. Admission is free.
   Groups interested in performing may call 737-0572.

— Juárez correspondent Walter Schaefer
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