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      Friday, August 1, 2014
 

Main Street Gallery in Las Cruces, NM

 

Artist Reception

Opening Reception for artist, Sue Feinsod...a journey into color, will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM today.

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

 

El Paso Electric Gallery at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, NM

 

Artist Reception

Artists from the Las Cruces Art Association will display their work. The public will be asked to vote on their favorite piece and the winner will be presented an award. Free. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

El Paso Electric Gallery
Rio Grande Theatre
211 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-6403

 

West End Art Depot in Las Cruces, NM

 

Art Show

Art Show and Recycled Wearable Art Fashion Show where pieces are made from recycled materials. 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Fashion show begins at 9:00 PM, followed by live hip hop. Free event.

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

 

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

 

Las Cruces Art Ramble

 

Main Street Art Ramble

Ramble through galleries, shops, businesses and enjoy art openings, exhibits, music, entertainment, shopping, refreshments and more. From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Admission free.

On the Downtown Mall
Main Street
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 527-5018

 

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

 

Batman Day in Las Cruces

 

Storytime

Fun and interactive 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.

Then at 7:00 PM: Get Pop-Cultured: Frozen Friday: Cool Off With Olaf. Bring the kids in for a fun adventure featuring everyone's favorite summer-loving snowman, Olaf! Enjoy Storytime, a sing-along, crafts and activities! Free.

Barnes & Noble
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.

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

      Saturday, August 2, 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

 

Bike night and movie in Las Cruces, NM

 

Bike Night & Outdoor Movie

Project Mainstreet will host "Summer Bike Night." There will be a food truck "GRILL-OFF", a motorcycle run, food, beer and a screening of the film, "The World's Fastest Indian" at sundown. Las Cruces Motorsports will be giving away a Yamaha Raider Motorcycle. Free to attend and bring your own seating. Event starts at 6:00 PM.

Main Street at La Placita
125 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 640-8283

 

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

 

Mountain View Coop Farm in Las Cruces, NM

 

Composting and Hugelkultur Workshop

This workshop will demonstrate how you can use free or low cost resources to supply your soil with more nutrition, beneficial microbiology, water holding capacity, and organic matter. Hugelkultur is a permaculture technique that uses large organic matter, such as logs and sticks, which breaks down over time and provides your plants with long-term nutrients. $15 for members/ $20 for non-members and space is limited. Register online (HERE), over the phone, or in-store before attending the workshop at the farm.

MVM Farm in Mesilla
2653 Snow Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523.0436

 

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

 

Kids Kindness Day in Las Cruces

 

Kids Kindness Day

Prizes, games, food, face painting, car show, motorcycle show, live music, children's health clinic, hair cuts and special events. Everything is free. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Young Park
1905 E. Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 496-1359

 

Moongaze in Las Cruces, NM

 

Moongaze

Presented by the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces. View the moon and other celestial bodies. Weather permitting. Free. 10:00 PM.

In front of International Delights Café
1245 El Paseo
Las Cruces, NM

 

Racing in Las Cruces

 

Racing

USRA Modifieds, USRA Street Stocks, Southwest Late Models, Hornets and Bombers. 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.

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

      Sunday, August 3, 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

 

Music in the Park in Las Cruces, NM

 

Music in the Park

This week's band will be: Eklektic Jazz Group, playing, you guessed it, Jazz music! Show starts at 7:00 PM. Free.

Young Park
1905 E. Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces, NM

 

Music Jam in Las Cruces, NM

 

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.

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

 

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. 2:30 PM.

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

      Tuesday, August 5, 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 "Free Birds" 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

 

Joshua Saenz at the Rio Grande Theatre in Las Cruces, NM

 

Music

Performance by Josh Saenz, a 19 year old singer songwriter who has written his own music since the age of 12. Josh formed his first metal band in 2007 and recorded his first EP at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo. His latest EP as a solo artist is titled “The Intent and the Precept” and plans to start his touring this summer 2014. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Rio Grande Theatre
211 N. Main St.
Las Cruces, NM
(575) 523-6403

      Wednesday, August 6, 2014
 

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, August 7, 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

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Film

"Locke"

August 1 - August 7, 2014

A 2013 British drama. The day before he must supervise a massive concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a co-worker with whom he had a one-night stand seven months ago, has gone into premature labour. He decides to abandon his family, with whom he planned to watch an important football match, as well as his job, in order to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth. English

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

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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