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      Sunday, July 20, 2014
 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

Largest flea market in Southern New Mexico. 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Food available.

5580 Bataan Memorial East
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 382-9404

Map & Directions

 

West End Art Depot Figure Drawing Classes

 

Figure Drawing Classes

The sessions are with a nude model and are uninstructed. Six models, two men and four women, rotate every week. From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

West End Art Depot
401 N. Mesilla St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 312-9892

 

Ice Cream Sunday at the Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces

 

Ice Cream Sunday

The 11th-annual Ice Cream Sunday, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The first 600 paid visitors will receive a coupon for a free 5-ounce cup of Caliche’s Frozen Custard, which will be served at the museum throughout the afternoon. Ice cream sandwich eating contest and race is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM, with registration beginning at 12:00 PM. Museum visitors may make their own ice cream by rolling tin cans and there will be dairy demonstrations and videos in the theater. Children’s activities will take place throughout the afternoon. $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children ages 5 to 17.

Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4100

 

Carnival of Chaos Tour in Las Cruces

 

The Carnival of Chaos Tour

Touring Bands include, So This Is Suffering-Victorville, CA. and Wrath of Vesuvius-Manteca/San Jose, CA. With local support by, Ominous Abstraction, Lady Of Midday and Triumph Over Shipwreck. All Ages welcome. $12 at the door. Doors open at 6:00 PM, music starts at 7:00 PM.

Dream Center of Las Cruces
1400 6th Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 312-6663

 

Music in the Park at Klein Park in Las Cruces

 

Music in the Park

This week's bands will be: Jennie Dale Lord, playing (Country / Rock / Blues) and The Morgan Brothers Band - playing (Original/Covers.) Show starts at 6:00 PM. Free.

Apodaca Park
801 E. Madrid Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

 

Jazz and Blues Concert in Las Cruces

 

Jazz and Blues Concert

Presented by the Jazz and Blues Society. "Footprints" will perform at 7:00 PM. $5 for members, $8 for non-members and $1 for students with ID.

First Christian Church
1809 El Paseo
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 525-9333

 

Music Jam in Las Cruces

 

Music Jam

Come play or listen to bluegrass, country and folk music. Open to musicians and listeners alike, a typical afternoon has each player choose a tune for all to play, and everyone takes a turn. 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the commons area. Free.

Dona Ana Community College
3400 S. Espina St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-5174

 

The Mikado in Las Cruces

 

Theatre

"The Mikado" Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado arrives in the small town of Titipu disguised as a wandering minstrel. He is looking for Yum-Yum who is betrothed to marry Ko-Ko. However, Ko-Ko has been condemned to death for flirting, so Nanki-Poo thinks he now has a chance. When Ko-Ko is reprieved and elevated to the rank of the Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Po decides to kill himself. Ko-ko is under pressure from The Mikado to perform more executions so he agrees to let Nanki-Po and Yum-Yum marry for one month. At the end of that time, Nanki-Po will be put to death. Numerous plot twists insures this does not take place and the operetta ends happily. $12 regular admission, $10 students and seniors over 65. 2:30 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 

Argentine Tango Dance in Las Cruces, NM

 

Dance

Argentine Tango de Las Cruces. Daniel Haverporth will teach a class from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM. Dance is from 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM. $5. NMSU students free with ID.

Mesilla Community Center
2251 Calle de Santiago
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 620-0377

 

Rentfrow Gymnasium NMSU

 

Dance Lessons

Free Tuesday Night Community Dance Lessons. A great way to learn many Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dances, featuring different dance patterns each week. In no time, you will find yourself social dancing. Great for date night! 7:00 PM. Free.

Rentfrow Gymnasium - NMSU campus
Corner of Williams and Stewart
(575) 646-2070

 

My Place Jewell in Las Cruces, NM

 

Drawing and Painting Class

Beginning to advanced drawing and painting class. Classes taught by art educator Wayne Carl Huber. $40 and bring your own supplies. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

My Place Jewell
132-B Wyatt Dr.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-5684

 

Free Movie at Video 4 in Las Cruces

 

Free Movie

Kid Summer Series. This week's movie is "Turbo" and the showings are at 9:00 AM, 11:20 AM, 1:40 PM and 4:00 PM. Rated PG. Free.

Video 4
1005 South El Paso Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-6900

 

Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces

 

Music

Eddy Harrison will be singing Cowboy Music from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Rio Grande Theatre
211 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 646-2222

      Wednesday, July 23, 2014
 

Batman Day in Las Cruces

 

Batman Day! The Dark Knight's 75th Anniversary

Celebrate the Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary with activities, giveaways -- including a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27 and much more! Special Storytime at 11:00 AM. Beginning at 6:00 PM, costume contest and activities! Free.

Barnes & Noble
700 S Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4499

 

Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market in Las Cruces

 

Farmer's and Crafter's Market

The Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market is ranked number one in New Mexico and eighth in the nation! Local farmers and craft artists congregate on the downtown mall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Free admission.

Main Street Downtown
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 201-3853

Click here for more info and pictures

 

Mountain View Market Farm in Mesilla, NM

 

Farm Volunteer Days

Interested in organic farming and local food production? Want to find out more about vermiculture, composting, laying hens, season extension, and crop planning for our region? Come and volunteer. From 8:30 AM to11:30 AM.

Mountain View Market Farm
2653 Snow Rd.
Mesilla, NM
575-523-0436
Map and Directions

 

Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt & Treats

 

Open Mic Night

Come join us for Open Mic performances from from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Sweet CeCe's Frozen Yogurt & Treats
901 E. University Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 323-3628

 

Q's Brewhouse in Las Cruces

 

Open Mic

Hosted by Jules Ripps & the Dirt Dogg. All musicians welcome. 7:00 PM to closing.Come enjoy the fun!

Q's Brewhouse
1300 Avenida De Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 571-4350

 

Toddler Time at Branigan Memorial Library in Las Cruces, NM

 

Toddler Time

Stories, Songs and Finger plays for little ones. Ages 1-3. 10:00 AM. Free.

Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM
528-4073 ext. 4225

      Thursday, July 24, 2014
 

Big Band Dance Club meets at the Court Youth Center in Las Cruces, NM

 

Dance

Big Band Dance Club. Ballroom, country, swing and Latin style dancing. Live Music. Dance lessons at 7:00 PM. Dancing runs 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. $7 for members, $9 for non-members.

Court Youth Center
402 W. Court Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 526-6504

 

My Place Jewell in Las Cruces, NM

 

Painting Class

Intermediate and advanced painting. Watercolor, acrylic and water-soluble oil painting classes taught by art educator Wayne Carl Huber. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. $50 for four two and a half hour sessions.

My Place Jewell
132-B Wyatt Dr.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-5684

 

Toddler Time at Branigan Library in Las Cruces, NM

 

Toddler Time

Stories, Songs and Finger plays for little ones. Ages 1-3. 10:00 AM. Free.

Branigan Memorial Library
200 E. Picacho Ave
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 528-4000

      Friday, July 25, 2014
 

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science

 

Dinosaur Talk

Dinosaurs invade the museum every week with Dinosaurs A to Z as we explore a new facet of paleontology each week, working our way through the alphabet. Each class includes a discussion of the topic and a hands-on component. 3:00 PM. Free.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

 

Old Mesilla Farmers and Crafts Market

Come stroll through the plaza from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Historic Mesilla Plaza
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-3262 ext. 116
Map & Directions to Mesilla

 

Storytime in Las Cruces

 

Storytime

We'll be reading from our favorite children's authors, old and new. Join us in our Children's Department for Storytime fun!10:00 AM.

Mesilla Valley Mall
700 S. Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4499

 

The Mikado in Las Cruces

 

Theatre

"Into The Woods" A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It won several Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical in a year dominated by Phantom of the Opera. $12 regular admission, $10 students and seniors over 65. 8:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

      Saturday, July 26, 2014
 

Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces

 

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters is a chance for a hands-on introduction to the animals in our area. 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Free.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

 

Big Daddy's Flea Market

Largest flea market in Southern New Mexico. 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Indoor and outdoor vendors. Food available.

5580 Bataan Memorial East
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 382-9404
Map & Directions

 

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

 

Bird Walk

Bird tours at 7:15 AM to 8:15 AM. See what birds are making the rounds in the park by joining in the weekly bird walk. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring binoculars. Regular park entrance fee.

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
5000 Calle Del Norte
Mesilla, NM
(575) 523-4398
Map & Directions

 

Museum of Nature and Science in Las Cruces

 

Children's Science Program

FETCH! a science program for children. 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Dig into science with hands-on activities.

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
411 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-3120

 

Las Cruces Railroad Museum

 

Family Game Day

From 10:00 AM to noon. Play Jacks, cup and ball toss and put together puzzles. Free.

Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N. Mesilla St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-4480

 

Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market in Las Cruces

 

Farmer's and Crafter's Market

The Las Cruces Farmer's and Crafter's Market is ranked number one in New Mexico and eighth in the nation! Local farmers and craft artists congregate on the downtown mall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Free admission.

Main Street Downtown
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 201-3853

Click here for more info and pictures

 

Leasburg Dam State Park

 

Hike

Join a park ranger at 10:00 AM for a 2-mile, two-hour hike at Leasburg Dam State Park. Every week, he'll have a different focus to each hike. Free with paid entry fee to the park. Info: 575-524-4068.

Map & Directions

 

Racing in Las Cruces

 

Racing

Mini-Sprint Showdown plus USRA Street Stocks, USRA Limited X-Mods and Legends Cars. Gates open at 5:30 PM and racing begins at 7:45 PM. Admission is $10 and children 10 and under are free. Take I-10 west to Exit 132, turn left (over bridge) to the frontage road, turn right to the fair grounds and follow the road behind the fair pavillion to the action.

Southern NM Speedway
10263 Robert Larson Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 524-7913
Map and Directions

 

Branigan Cultural Center in Las Cruces

 

Storytime

Family Story and Art Journey from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. After storytime, walk through the Museum of Art for a story related art activity. Free.

Branigan Cultural Center
501 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 541-2155

 

The Mikado in Las Cruces

 

Theatre

"Into The Woods" A musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. It won several Tony Awards including Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress in a Musical in a year dominated by Phantom of the Opera. $12 regular admission, $10 students and seniors over 65. 8:00 PM and 7:30 PM.

Black Box Theatre
430 N. Downtown Mall
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-1223

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Film

"Bicycling with Molière"

July 18 - July 24, 2014

A 2013 French comedy film directed by Philippe Le Guay. This tale is about two actors rekindling an old friendship. French and Italian with English subtitles.

Showings nightly at 7:30 PM, Saturday Matinee at 1:30 PM, Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM. Admission: Regular $7.00
Matinees, Seniors over 60, Military, and Students w/ ID $6.00. Members are free and Wednesdays are $5.00.

Fountain Theatre
2469 Calle de Guadalupe
Mesilla, NM
(575) 524-8287

Band Classes for Home School Students
Home School Band Classes
Beginning August 11, 2014
Registration Info

Summer Camps for Kids

The Museum’s Summer Camps for Kids continue in July and offer a wide variety of fun, hands-on learning opportunities for children 5 and older. Our July camps feature: “Cowboy 101” on July 22-24 for ages 5 to 14; and “Archaeology Camp” on July 29-31 for ages 7 to 12. Pre-registration is required.

NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 522-4100

White Sands National Monument

Sunset stroll

A leisurely one-hour, ranger-guided sunset stroll through the sand dunes. Learn about the geology, plants and animals of White Sands National Monument. About five miles from the visitor center on Dunes Drive. Offered daily one hour before sunset. Stroll is free, but monument entrance fees apply. 6:45 PM.

Skins & Skulls

Did you know that 44 different species of mammals live at White Sands?

Join rangers at 3:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in the visitor center courtyard for a 20-minute talk about these amazing animals. Rangers will have pelts, skulls, and other props to provide you an up-close look and feel of the elusive wildlife of White Sands. There is no charge for the program.

Map & Directions to White Sands

Art Gallery Exhibit

"Scenes from Las Cruces"

Showing the Doña Ana Photography Club's juried exhibit photographs. Beginning the 4th of July and running through the 31st of July.

Main Street Gallery
311 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 647-0508

Art Exhibit

“Equilibrium & the Storm”

Art Obscura is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Texas artist Bud Clayton titled “Equilibrium & the Storm”, on view July 12th through August 7th 2014.

Art Obscura
3206 Harrelson St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 494-7256

U-Pick Garden

Saturdays only, 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM from July 12 through Sept. 16 at the La Union Maze, 1101 Avenida de Mesilla, Anthony, N.M. Pick your own farm fresh, locally grown seasonal vegetables and melons. For fruit and veggie list, visit launionmaze.com.

La Union Maze
1101 Hwy. 28
La Union, NM
(915) 549-1323

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